Thursday, December 27, 2012

Happy 90th Birthday, Stan Lee!

Friday December 28 is the 90th birthday of Stan Lee!

(It used to be that when Stan Lee was mentioned, most people outside of comics wouldn't have a clue who he is, while everyone in the world of comics would definitely know that Stan Lee is the co-creator of too many Marvel Comics characters to count, let alone name. 

Working with such stellar Hall-of-Fame talents like Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, along with John Romita, Don Heck, Dick Ayers, John Buscema... and so many more, Stan and crew created the foundation of the comics we still read and enjoy these days.) 

Back on Stan's 83rd birthday, I wrote a bit about how I was personally introduced to him after being a fan for the 20 years before that.   
Stan & Joe at Flying Colors in April 1990

Stan and Joe at the Cartoon Art Museum's Sparky Awards in 2001.
Here's the deal--- many others will be much more rhapsodic than I could be in talking about Stan on this milestone occasion.  The fact is, I rarely talk to him anymore. Probably been two years, even if we have traded a couple of emails. Approaching him at conventions is also a daunting task these days, with his entourage of bodyguards and handlers escorting him from appearance to appearance. 

Instead, let's go back to 1989's WonderCon, when I was his bodyguard and escort and his PR guy and his interviewer and his chauffeur! Have a look at this video:




Stockton Record headline typo!
The fact is, Stan Lee was my ticket out of a dead-end radio career and my entry into a profession I still love after more than 25 years in the business. Radio was just entering a brutal phase after broadcasting was deregulated by the Federal government. Family-owned radio companies were being bought up at astronomical prices by broadcasting conglomerates, leading to the awful state of local radio we have currently. When I got out of radio in 1988, locally owned broadcasting companies were in their death throes.


I feel like I escaped from one independently-owned business (radio) into another (comics) that is still home to thousands of entrepreneurs running their own comic book stores, not because the money is necessarily great, but because we're doing it for a good living.

Stan on the air at KJOY-AM, Stockton CA
I am indebted to Stan for his kindnesses along the way:
• He allowed me to "work" for him in promoting his wife Joan's first novel when her publisher was not doing a good enough job.

• He was my guest at WonderCon from '88-'90 to repay me for the work I did with him.

• When Flying Colors first opened in October of '88, Stan was on my store's answering machine with congratulations for the opening of the store and best wishs for my family.

• In early 1990, Stan agreed to come to Flying Colors to see this store I had talked about so much, though I'm fairly sure he wondered why in the world anyone would get out of a broadcasting career to get into comic book retailing! (He wasn't alone in that thinking--- I had to convince my father and my father-in-law that it was a rational thing to do)
Joan & Stan Lee with Joe

• He was willing to accept my invitation to attend the Cartoon Art Museum's Sparky Awards to receive their Hall of Fame Award, even if that meant listening to me give his introduction speech!

More than anything though, I am indebted to Stan because the writer-editor-creator I admired as an 11 year-old kid in 1967 has always been kind to me, and always inspired to me to do the best I can in this comic book world.



Now at 90, Stan Lee is still out there, making deals, working long hours and more than ever loving the spotlight he has. He spent the better part of 40 years finding that spotlight--- and you can bet he doesn't want to get out of it any time soon.

90 years young, you, Stan, are still "the Man!"
At Al's Comic Shop in Stockton, February '86

Happy Birthday!

Joe "FlyCoJoe" Field




Y.E.S. Event NOW @ Flying Colors!


Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Thien Pham: Sumo & Slam!

SPECIAL EVENT Alert: 
Please join us Saturday December 15 at 1PM as we welcome back artist & writer THIEN PHAM to Flying Colors. 

Thien's new graphic novel is called SUMO and it tells the tale of Scott, a washed-up football player whose girlfriend abandons him along with his dreams of playing pro football. But then a new chapter begins in Scott's as he is offered a position in a Japanese sumo training "stable." He abandons his old life--- everything--- to become an aspiring sumo wrestler. When he does, he begins to find some kind of center in himself...a center that had seemed lost forever.

Thien Pham, the acclaimed illustrator of Gene Luen Yang's Level Up, returns as the writer and artist of a unique new graphic novel. Highly poetic and structured to echo the slow build and sudden clash of a sumo match, Pham's SUMO is an unusual and beautiful book. It's nearly a contradiction in terms: a delicate, deft, tender tale about...sumo wrestling." 
 
SUMO is highly and heartily recommended! Flying Colors will also feature an exclusive bookplate for Thien Pham to sign. 

And just to make it an even crazier day, Thien Pham has agreed to take part in another of Flying Colors nearly famous COMIC SLAM!© events.

COMIC SLAM! is like beat poetry except using comic book dialogue. We'll have members of the Flying Colors Retailing Brigade ---and Thien Pham--- perform short monologues and character soliloquies from favorite classic comics. 

If you would like to be a COMIC SLAM! participant, we will may have a couple of openings for performers. Please sign up in the store with the monologue you would like to perform. We'll choose a few from those who sign up with the hopes we'll have enough time to squeeze in all the ones that are chosen. 

And if we're lucky, we'll also get Thien to do a couple of quick draw demonstrations! 

Don't miss it! 

Sumo and SLAM! at Flying Colors, Saturday December 15th at 1PM.  

Peace! 

FlyCoJoe


Monday, November 26, 2012

NOWHERE MEN #1 --- Please Listen

WHERE: Flying Colors Comics

WHEN: Saturday December 1 at 1pm

WHO: Image Comics Publisher and writer Eric Stephenson

WHAT: It's the debut of Eric Stephenson's new series, NOWHERE MEN, where scientists are recognized like rock stars for their work.

WHY: Well, our events here at Flying Colors are always a lot of fun. It's also chance to get this first issue of Image Comics NOWHERE MEN signed by its writer/creator. That would make for a pretty cool stocking stuffer for the fans of comics, rock n roll and science on your list.... or maybe just for yourself.

Watch this space for a special deal to go along with this event. Make you plans now to be here on Saturday December 1!

Let us know you'll be coming by
going to our Facebook Events page and click on "Going!" And please invite your friends, too!

Peace!

FlyCoJoe



Friday, November 23, 2012

Sweet Deals & FREE Calendar Poster Highlight Flying Colors on Small Business Saturday Nov 24



Check out the deals HERE!

Special Bonus: Get a FREE copy of Marvel Masterworks Fantastic Four Volume 8 --- a $25 value --- when you spend $100 this weekend at Flying Colors! 

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







Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thanksgiving Weekend Specials @ Flying Colors!

Click HERE for our latest email with news about our
Thanksgiving Weekend Sale
and 2013 Calendar Release Event!

And THANK YOU for keeping us in business for the last 24 years!

Flying Colors will be CLOSED on
Thanksgiving Day
Thursday November 22 to
observe the holiday.

We'll be back in action from 11AM-7PM on Friday.

Peace 'n' Stuffing!

FlyCoJoe

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Ghost has done it again!

SAGA, the Image Comics series by writer Brian K Vaughan and artist Fiona Staples is perhaps the biggest break-out new hit series of 2012!

What is SAGA? 
Two soldiers from opposite sides of a torturous galactic war fall in love and then risk everything to bring a fragile new life into a dangerous old universe. Writer Brian K. Vaughan (New York Times bestselling writer of Y: The Last Man and Ex Machina) works with acclaimed artist Fiona Staples, making Saga the widescreen epic of one young family fighting to find their place in the worlds. Fantasy and science fiction lovers love SAGA!

Pictured here is the limited edition GHOST VARIANT for SAGA #7, with art by Paul Pope and color art by Fiona Staples. This special Ghost Variant is only available from a relative handful of comic shops all over North America... and of course, Flying Colors is one of those featured outlets. 


With the recent release of
SAGA Volume One compiling the first six issues of the series for the great price of $9.99, and today's release of Saga #7, there's never been a better time to jump on this series.

We hope to see you in the store soon so we can tell you about this cool series!

Peace!

FlyCoJoe

(For those too far away to drive to Flying Colors in Concord, we have copies of SAGA #7 Ghost Variant Edition available at eBay.com.) 

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Oakland Coliseum in the Twilight Zone!

...it's amazing what kinds of odd and unexpected shots I can get using the "panorama" setting in Apple's iOs 6 for the iPhone.

Notice: No "Mount Davis"---just clear blue sky. Though it's somewhat pesky that the tarped third deck is collapsing into the Coliseum's Plaza level.

Here's my off-season hope that a deal will get done for a new ballpark at Jack London Square in downtown Oakland. The symmetry of having the SF Giants' west-side waterfront ball-park face a new A's East Bay-side waterfront ballpark would be wonderful for the entire Bay Area.

95 days 'til pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training 2013!


Marvel NOW! Come & Get 'em!



Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Halloween 2012: Flying Colors Welcomes Trick or Treaters!



Be here for the fun! FREE Comics & Halloween Treats! Costume Contest! And a pretty cool sale, too! get the details HERE!

We'll be OPEN on Halloween from 11AM-7PM!

Peace 'n' comics!

FlyCoJoe

Friday, October 26, 2012

Halloween ComicFest @ Flying Colors 10/27-10/31

Flying Colors Halloween ComicFest starts Saturday October 27 and runs through Halloween Night, Wednesday October 31!

Here's what's happening:

We know that many Halloween parties will start this weekend, including getting into your great costumes for the first time.  So please stop by Flying Colors and show off your costume! Enter our costume contest for a chance to win the WALKING DEAD Complete Season 2 Special Edition Blu-Ray set ($100 value)! 

Anyone coming to Flying Colors in costume from Saturday to Wednesday will also get a choice of FREE Halloween comics!

Also, we're running one of our very rare sale events with specials that are outrageously good! Do some early holiday shopping if you want because you will not see prices like this again!

On Halloween, Wednesday October 31, Flying Colors will be open from 11am-6:00pm and we'll have treats for everyone!

For the full scoop, hit this link!  

Peace 'n' Spooky Cool fun!

FlyCoJoe


Friday, September 21, 2012

Madefire Story Night 10/4


Those of you who witnessed the awesome work of artist Liam Sharp at our STAND! event will want to know that Liam is also the Chief Creative Officer and one of the principals in a fairly new digital venture called Madefire

Creating a new kind of comics specifically for the iPad--- branded as "Motion Books"--- Madefire is making waves in the wider comics community for working to program the future of digital graphic storytelling.  

A recent story on Bleeding Cool details a visit to Madefire's monthly "Story Night" (first Thursday every month) and the reporter came away saying Madefire's iPad app is "like getting slapped in the face by the future." 

I was there for the September "Story Night" and was impressed by the talent, the drive and energy the whole Madefire staff has for its ground-breaking work. Liam interviewed the newest member of the Madefire team, Editorial Director Ben Abernathy, most recently an editor at DC Comics. It was a chance to get to know a bit of what Ben puts into the editing profession and his vision for the creative output at Madefire. 

It was a fun evening of comics, er--- "Motion Books"--- pizza and beer with many members of the professional Bay Area comics community there for the event. 
That all leads to this: 
On Thursday October 4th, I hope you'll join me in visiting Madefire's Story Night. I've been invited to be the one interviewed--- really, it'll be a conversation between Liam and I, videoed for posterity. Very relaxed and informal, yet still professional all the way. 

There will be space for others to visit, so please RSVP by email to britt.dionne@madefire.com to make sure there is still space available. 

Hope to see you there! 
Thursday October 4
6:00PM - 9PM 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Thank you for taking a STAND! Against Domestic Violence


Our recent Comics Sketch-Fest and Facebook auction of original comic art to benefit STAND! For Families Free of Violence was a wonderful success!

Our hearty thanks go out to the many comic artists-- both pros and future pros---  who pitched in to draw for the cause! And many thanks to those who came out to participate in the live auction by bidding on and purchasing the art, as well as more thanks to those who also supported the Facebook art auction.

These events raised a little over $1800 total for STAND! We hope our efforts encourage more people to support the good work that STAND! does in our community!

Peace!

Joe "FlyCoJoe" Field

Sunday, August 26, 2012

On Saturday September 8, Flying Colors will host local artists and fans drawing comic book sketches that will be sold and auctioned in our store on September 8. 
100% of the proceeds from these sketch sales will go to STAND For Families Free of Violence!

We invite everyone to come into Flying Colors on September 8 to not only draw a sketch, but also to buy a sketch or bid on one of the auction pieces. We'll have refreshments and probably a deal or two for anyone visiting the store that day.

This is a great way to have some fun and do something positive for a great cause!

Let us know you'll be coming by heading over to our "events" page on Flying Colors Facebook page.
For more information about STAND, please visit http://www.standagainstdv.org/ 

Peace! 

FlyCoJoe

Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Ghost Variant is HERE!

Here's the limited edition variant cover of The Walking Dead (featuring a 1970s style Michonne) that everyone is tweeting about.

If you would like to get a copy, please hurry into Flying Colors, since we are among a small handful of stores in North America to have this semi-exclusive item.

For those not able to make it into the store (open every day from 11am-7pm!), we have a few through  through eBay.


Peace!

FlyCoJoe



Saturday, August 11, 2012

Uber-Geek Nathan Fillion in a recent Parade magazine on summer reading when he was a kid:

"...some of those summer nights, I'd read great literature. But more than a few times, I'd have a comic book hidden away. Hey, either way, I got to stay up late doing something I loved."

What?


Who?
When: 8/15/12
Where? 



Friday, August 10, 2012

Aurora Rise Event Benefits Victims of Movie Shooting

In the wake of the tragedy of the opening night movie theater shooting in Aurora CO, the local comic shop there --- All C's Collectibles --- will be hosting a event that will benefit the Alex Sullivan Fund and the Aurora Victims Relief Fund.

More info can be found HERE!

Needless to say, our hearts have been going out to the victims and the entire Aurora community.

Our hope is that the event will be a step forward in the recovery of the Aurora community and a huge boon to the victims that will be helped by the events.

Peace!

FlyCoJoe

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Reminder: Flying Colors Digital Comics Storefront


Flying Colors is part of the Comixology network of retailer affiliates. While we still believe that comics are best in print, we make this service available to those who care to dabble in digital comics for the iPad and other devices.
Just click on the icons to get to Flying Colors Digital Storefront!

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Comic-Con: 27th time is the charm!

With the monster show of them all, Comic-Con International: San Diego, just days away, here are some reflections about my experiences there and how things will be very different for me for the looming 2012 event.

As a comics fan since 1967, I was a late-comer to the convention scene. Sure, I attended a few small shows, like San Jose's Ameri-Con in maybe '82 or '83, Stockton's Heroes Con in '85 and '86... but the first San Diego Convention I attended was in 1986. Even then, San Diego Comic-Con was known as the BIG show for comics. In '86, an estimated 6500 fans were there. 

So much has changed over the years. San Diego's downtown was pretty shabby in the '80s when the con was at the downtown Convention and Performing Arts Center. The gentrification of the Gaslamp District was still just a civic dream, rather than its current reality. Comic-Con and its attendees were often derided by local media. The news crews covering Comic-Con usually brought out their best "look at these freaks!" type of reports.  Civic leaders doubted that Comic-Con did much if anything for the local economy, despite thousands of visitors to the city spending money on  hotels, food and entertainment.

These days, Comic-Con International: San Diego has 125,000 attendees, along with probably another 25, 000 exhibitors, dealers, professionals and other industry types.The Con has the backing of civic leaders, the media and the entertainment world.

Comic-Con really should be Comic-Cannes because it is the launch site for so much mass entertainment, including movies, TV shows, video games, etc.

Next week--- really, next Friday the 13th--- I'll be a part of two public events that all fans at Comic-Con are welcome to attend:

Friday July 13
1:30-2:30 Comic Book Entrepreneurs
Get a rare look behind the scenes as the comic book industry's leading entrepreneurs share their secrets of building successful businesses around the love of comic books. Author and futurist Rob Salkowitz (Comic-Con and the Business of Pop Culture), CEO and co-founder David Steinberger of ComiXology, Dark Horse Comics publisher Mike Richardson, Peter Levin of Nerdist Industries, and comics retailer Joe Field of Flying Colors Comics, offer a unique view of the business side of comics. Room 8

4:00-5:30 So You Want to Be a Comics Retailer?
ComicsPRO presents an opportunity for those exploring opening their very own comic book specialty store. This panel of veteran retailers know you have questions, and they can give you the answers! ComicsPRO president Joe Field of Flying Colors Comics & Other Cool Stuff (Concord, CA), ComicsPRO executive director Amanda Emmert (Muse Comics + Games, Colorado Springs, CO), Brian Peets (A-1 Comics, Sacramento and Roseville, CA), and Calum Johnston (Strange Adventures, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada), along with Dave Hawksworth (Diamond Comic Distributors' outside sales manager) offer a fun and informative peek behind the curtain of the magic of comic book retailing! Room 32AB 

After 26 years straight of attending Comic-Con, usually for the entire week--- a day or two longer in the days of the old retailer-centric Comic Book Expo --- I am cutting back my time this year to what  seems to me to be the retailer version of 24Hour Comics Day. That event challenges cartoonists to create a full 24-page comic in 24 consecutive hours. 

My "30HourRetailerDay" consists of challenging myself to cram as much business (and fun) as I can into a roughly 30 hour period from the time my flight out of Oakland departs at 6am on Friday 7/13 to the time I land back in Oakland at about 1:30pm Saturday 7/14.  


In addition to the two public panels I promoted above, I'll be involved in a business breakfast Friday talking about plans for Free Comic Book Day 2013 and another breakfast Saturday with DC Comics Senior VP of Sales (and also my friend) Bob Wayne. 


In between those two early morning meal-meetings, I'll be fully-engaged with a slate of retailer-oriented programming under the auspices of ComicsPRO, the retailer trade and advocacy association of which I am currently serving as president. That will take me through 5:30 and the close of the "So You Want to Be Comics Retailer?" program. 


From 5:30-7:00, I hope to see a bit of the convention floor and visit with some friends in the business, maybe even buy some old comics. I will also try to make quick stops to visit with key suppliers and hopefully set up some cool things to come for Flying Colors. 


At 7:00pm, I'll be joined by the very talented Viktor Kalvachev and other friends at my co-sponsor table at the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards.  Viktor is nominated for two Eisner Awards for his work on Blue Estate.  (If that isn't another great invitation to check out Blue Estate, I don't know what is!)


The Eisner Awards ceremony is always a lot of fun and moves have been made in the last couple of years to streamline the event so it doesn't run too far into the night. As it is, I expect that between the length of the Awards' ceremony and the after-party, that I'll be finished with those duties sometime around midnight. 


Being Friday night in San Diego, there is no shortage of choices for other parties to attend after the Eisners. But since I'll be working on no sleep and taking my Friday into the early light of Saturday, my partying will consist mostly of bottled water and some food. No alcohol or caffeine for me. 

So if anyone wants to schedule some meeting time with me while I'm in San Diego, how about we meet after midnight at Brians24, the Gaslamp District's 24 hour restaurant?   I'll be the one dozing in my waffles. 

Peace 'n' Comics! 

Joe "FlyoJoe" Field













Thursday, June 28, 2012

Flying Colors will be OPEN July 4 from 11am-6pm

  Not only will Flying Colors Comics be OPEN on Wednesday July 4 from 11am-6pm, but the holiday will also be a New Releases Day, including the following titles:



Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Northern California Exclusive @ Flying Colors: Finding Gossamyr #1

Every week over on our Facebook Fan Page, we post a list of our New Releases, including new comics, graphic novels, books and other cool stuff.

Well, today is also a special day because Flying Colors received a new title that is available at only 25 stores across the U.S. for the next month before its more general release at the end of July.

So let's talk a bit about this new title FINDING GOSSAMYR.

Although a digital preview was available to me---and although there was even a preview of this issue given away on Free Comic Book Day, I waited to read it until I could hold this beautiful comic in my hands. Now, just a few minutes after reading it, I want to share with you just how cool it is.

First, it's published by Th3rd World Studios (yep, that's the way they spell it), the same folks that brought out the amazing STUFF OF LEGEND over the last few years (and by all means, if you haven't read that stunning graphic novel, we do try to keep it in stock always at Flying Colors!).

Second, a brief description provided by the publisher:
"When a brilliant young boy named Denny solves the greatest perplexing puzzle in the history of mankind, he and his caretaker sister Jenna are transported to the fantastic land of Gossamyr, where math is magic and the boy's unique condition gives him incredible power." 

Finally, my thoughts on FINDING GOSSAMYR--- the story and art work very well together. While there's a lot of dialogue crammed into parts of this issue, there's still plenty of room for the art to shine through.

Writer David A. Rodriguez sets up an enticing premise--- a boy, likely autistic or more likely a savant, can see through complex problems to answers faster than anyone. But what he sees in the world's "greatest perplexing puzzle" is a place he does not want to go, until he is forced to solve the equation. Rodriguez gives each character a distinctive voice and drives the story along in engaging ways.

As for artist Sarah Ellerton? My, my, my. I think we have a new star in our midst! Although there are a couple of spots in the book where the panel layouts could have been executed in a less confusing way, the art in every panel is rich with good and meaningful design as the art pops from the page. The eye candy is tastiest when the story moves away from our reality and into the world of Gossamyr.

There's some family drama--- what goes on between Jenna and Denny is just hinted at here. There's other-worldly sci-fi-ish stuff and some high fantasy elements, too. If that sounds like a stew of ingredients, the results so far are delicious.

Want a high concept for this one? FINDING GOSSAMYR is in that dream world between a Pixar blockbuster and L. Frank Baum's WIZARD of OZ. 

FINDING GOSSAMYR, a Northern California exclusive, available now in Flying Colors.

Peace 'n' Cool Comics!

FlyCoJoe
@flycojoe on Twitter

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

You know your Dad read & loved WATCHMEN, right?

Jump on now to one of the major comics' events of the summer--- at Flying Colors Comics!


Saturday, June 09, 2012

A BIG "Thank You" to everyone who came out for HULK SMASH! Brownie Day at Flying Colors today.

In the next week or so, The Geek Speak Video Show will be posting its first episode that was shot in Flying Colors today.  In addition to interviews and a behind the scenes look at the origins of Flying Colors, the new show will feature a few Comic Slam! performances of comic book character monologues and footage from our Comics Jam during which a number of artists contributed to making an original comic book story.

You can see photos from today's event right now on our Facebook Fan page.

At Flying Colors, more Cool Stuff and fun times are just ahead!

Peace!

FlyCoJoe

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Special Event Saturday!

First, an apology. Back on may 24th, I blogged about saving Saturday June 9 with "details coming soon."

Well, I got all the details figured out, then sent an email to everyone on the FlyCo Email Brigade (to sign up, look to the left on this page, enter your email address, then click 'join'). I then posted the info to our Facebook Fan page, talked to numerous people about in the store...

...but forgot to post anything here on the Flying Colors' blog. For that, I apologize.

So what the heck is HULK SMASH! Brownie Saturday? 

It's an excuse to have a party, starting with FlyCo Libby's amazing Hulk Smash Brownies (dark chocolate brownies with creme de menthe filling smothered in another dark chocolate coating).

Libby's brownies are famous for their popularity every year on Free Comic Book Day, but we thought it might be nice to have them on a less crazy day. How much less crazy, I don't know. We'll find out Saturday.

But wait---THERE'S MORE!
We will be giving away some comic books! This is NOT "another FCBD"---nothing beats that amazing day. This will be more low-key--again how low-key we'll see on Saturday.

Still MORE!
Be here for the shooting of the first ever Geek Speak Video Show! We'll have some room for a "studio audience" but not a lot, so get here in time for the 12 noon shooting.  There will be audience participation... and maybe even some prizes for participating.

Part of that participation will be the chance to do your own COMICS SLAM! Simply bring in the comic book that features your favorite single character monologue. If you are chosen, you will dramatically perform your character monologue for the GEEK SPEAK VIDEO SHOW! 


View one of FlyCoJoe's COMIC SLAM! dramatic readings from a past event: 


Even MORE!
• For the artists among our fans and friends, we will also be attempting a COMICS JAM!

What's a Comics Jam? It starts with a single panel to open our story, then artists will be encouraged to add their own single panels to make up one complete (and hopefully cohesive) story. If you would like to participate in the Comics Jam, we urge you to show up at 11:30 to schedule your 15 minutes of drawing time to add to the Comics Jam.

• For those who like to draw but aren't sure about being part of Comics Jam, we'll have drawing material for you to do your own piece to add to Flying Colors Fan Art Wall!

• DEALS! Flying Colors Blow-Out Book Bargain section will be stocked up for this event with graphic novels and comics compilations as much as 80% off. And everyoneattending our event on Saturday June 9 will receive a Special Coupon to use that day (our sneaky way to get you here)!

What this party is all about, the crux of HULK SMASH! BROWNIE DAY is really a massive "THANK YOU" to all Flying Colors Faithful for making May 2012 the all-time best month in the 24 year history of Flying Colors Comics & Other Cool Stuff.

We wouldn't be here without your continued support, so the best way we can say "THANKS!" is to make Flying Colors a place where everyone can have a great time while discovering new comics & other cool stuff. 


Hope to see you Saturday!  

Peace! 


FlyCoJoe

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Wednesday is New Releases Day @ Flying Colors Comics!


Every week, over on our Facebook Fan page, we post a list of the new comics & books coming in for the week. You can see the list by clicking HERE!

All of us here at Flying Colors would like to thank everyone--- all 1200+ of you--- who made it to the 11th annual Free Comic Book Day event. You can also see more photos from FCBD on our Facebook page.

We'd also like to thank our special guests--- artist Georges Jeanty, writer Zack Whedon, writer Landry Walker, artist Eric Jones and Concord Mayor Ron Leone--- for adding to the fun!

Peace 'n' cool comics!

FlyCoJoe
& the Flying Colors Retailing Brigade!








Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Thank you for a great Free Comic Book Day!


Mayor of the City of Concord Ron Leone (center) reads the official city proclamation honoring Flying Colors Comics and Free Comic Book Day! From left: FlyCoJoe, Libby, Mayor Leone, artist Georges Jeanty,writer Zack Whedon, plus friends from faraway places!

We want to thank all 1200+ of you for showing up to our FCBD event! We hope you have new comics that you'll want to come back to get at Flying Colors every month.


For more photos from Free Comic Book Day, please visit Flying Colors' Facebook page!

Peace!

FlyCoJoe