Monday, January 08, 2018

Flying Colors Best Sellers

Presenting Flying Colors Comics Top 50 Best-Sellers of 2017 in Comics and Graphic Novels!

Please visit my Twitter feed for a series of stats and thoughts about these lists, along with commentary about the shifting landscape in the comics market. My Twitter thread starts here!

Thanks so much to all those supporting Flying Colors with your weekly purchases of comics, graphic novels and other cool stuff here at our Concord shop. As 2018 progresses, we'll bring you more fun events while continuing to sling the best in comics to Contra Costa County and the Cosmos!

Hey! Hit this link for a look at what's new this week--- then come and visit us, OK?


Joe "FlyCoJoe" Field

Thursday, December 14, 2017

The FlyCo Retailing Brigade are not so secret Santa's Helpers!

The Flying Colors Retailing Brigade is the best band of Santa's helpers this side of the North Pole!
Find fun gifts for everyone at Flying Colors Comics! 
Open 11AM-7PM every day of the week. 
Easy parking, no mall hassles!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Flying Colors Top 50 for 2017

The Flying Colors Retailing Brigade 
is always ready to give  great reading recommendations!

Here's our 2017 Best Sellers list with awesome stuff for a wide variety of readers & tastes. 

We invite you to visit us soon!


Every day!

Monday, December 04, 2017

Comic Shops in the Bay Area: Then & Now

Commemorating the publication of Dan Gearino's excellent book "COMIC SHOP: The Retail Mavericks Who Gave Us a New Geek Culture," here's our interview conducted by the author with comic business pros from the early days of the comics specialty market.

Featured are Bud Plant, Mike Friedrich, Dick Swan, Jim Friel, along with relative newcomers Brian Hibbs (Comix Experience, San Francisco) and me.

Copies of the book are still available at Flying Colors (at the time of this writing). The book is highly recommended for anyone interested in the long strange trip of the comics' biz and history.

My thanks to Henry San Miguel and the Geek Speak Show for shooting and editing the video.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Thanksgiving Weekend Sales Event at Flying Colors!

Join us at 11AM Saturday November 25 to meet the cartoonist/designer of our exclusive 2018 Poster/Calendar--- JEFF BONIVERT!

We'll have some special deals through Sunday November 26, so we hope you'll make it a point to join us!

Monday, November 06, 2017

LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY event on Saturday November 18

You're invited to join us at Flying Colors Comics for the 3rd Annual
Saturday November 18.

Local Comic Shop Day also coincides with the release of the Justice League movie,  so it's gonna be a big day for comics' fans!

We'll have exclusive LCSD items, available only in participating shops. Get here early for best selection!

In addition, Flying Colors will welcome the creative team from the newly released NOT FORGOTTEN Anthology of the "World's Best Public Domain Super-Heroes!"

Copies of NOT FORGOTTEN and Local Comic Shop Day items are prime choices for holiday gift-giving!

We've Got Your Cool Stuff Right Here in
Flying Colors!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Sat Nov 4: "Comic Shop" Book Event

Join us for this very special event at Flying Colors.

November 4 4PM-8PM

With the release of COMIC SHOP: The Retail Mavericks Who Gave Us a New Geek Culture, we're inviting some of the key players from the early days of comic shops in and around the Bay Area. This is going to be a fun evening of lively conversation and a look behind the history of comic shops, especially in the greater Bay Area.

Guests include: Author Dan Gearino, writer/publisher/business executive/talent agent Mike Friedrich, comics retailing pioneers Bud Plant and Dick "BigGuy" Swan (Comics and Comix), Joe Ferrara (Atlantis Fantasyworld, Santa Cruz), and Brian Hibbs (Comix Experience, San Francisco).

The Geek Speak Video Show will be shooting a live interview with author Dan Gearino and the attending guests.

Beverages and appetizers will be available.

The early 1970s saw the birth of the modern comic book shop. What's the story behind the fall of comics at your local newsstand and the rise of market for comic book specialty shops? COMIC SHOP is the story of dynamic entrepreneurs, and the deals that led to a resurgence for comics in the U.S. and Canada. In this way, The growth of comic shops created new spaces for quirky ideas to gain an audience and helped transform small-press series, from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to Bone, into media giants.

COMIC SHOP is the first book to trace this history, from the origins of comic shops to the present day, when the rise of digital platforms has the industry at a crossroads even as sales are robust. Author Dan Gearino traveled to see comic shops around the country. Along the way he interviewed those who shaped comics retailing from the early days, to the shop owners who continue to push the industry in new directions.

Dan Gearino is a lifelong comics reader with tastes that swing from the classic Legion of Super-Heroes to the work of Michel Rabagliati. As a business reporter for the Columbus Dispatch, he has won national recognition for his work.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Halloween ComicFest at Flying Colors Comics!

Free comics, costume contest, candy, kid friendly...
You're going to love Halloween ComicFest at Flying Colors Comics!

Saturday October 28, 11AM-7PM
2980 (Trick or) Treat Boulevard
Concord CA 94518

Halloween ComicFest is the best reason to start celebrating Halloween a little earlier. 

Be here for the fun!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The history & the future of Flying Colors!

Click here for a new interview with Joe "FlyCoJoe" Field posted at

In the interview, conducted by Jim McLauchlin, there's some of Flying Colors' 29 year history, along with some news of a potentially exciting evolution for Flying Colors.

We thank everyone for the continued support of what we do here at Flying Colors. If you haven't visited us recently, please make plans to see us soon.

Every Wednesday, we're stocked with the newest in comics, graphic novels and other cool stuff. 

When it happens in comics, it happens in Flying Colors!