Friday, July 12, 2024

Flying Colors Short Documentaries

I was happy to be interviewed for an upcoming comics related documentary about comic artist Jack Katz whose career goes way back to 1943!


As I mentioned recently on the Flying Colors Facebook page, I’ve been getting inquiries lately from people wanting to shoot documentaries about Flying Colors Comics before our original shop moves to its new location (Coming Soon, we promise!).

So far there’s nothing concrete, but if you’re among those having an interest in making a documentary about Flying Colors and you want to shoot in our original location, consider doing it SOON!

For a look at short documentaries and other videos from Flying Colors history, please take a look at the Flying Colors YouTube page.

When you visit the YouTube page, take a look around at the interview videos, bits from the history of Flying Colors and be sure to check out these short documentaries:
FlyCoJoe Looks Back at FCBD
Flying Colors Mini-Documentary 2020 produced by Scotch Parlor
Free Comic Book Day 2015 & Beyond
Free Comic Book Day 2013 at Flying Colors
Free Comic Book Day Origins: A 2012 Mini-Documentary
Flying Colors Short Documentary 2012: Little Shop of Heroes

 

Monday, July 08, 2024

New Comics Every Wednesday @ Flying Colors Comics!

New This Week at Flying Colors 
for Wednesday July 10, 2024 

NEW FROM MARVEL COMICS!

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #53

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN EPIC COLL RETURN OF THE SINISTER SIX

ANNIHILATION 2099 #2

AVENGERS #16

BLACK PANTHER BLOOD HUNT #1 NEW PRINTING

DAREDEVIL #11

DARK X-MEN THE MERCY CROWN

DEADPOOL #1 FACSIMILE EDITION

DOOM #1 NEW PRINTING

GET FURY #3

GHOST RIDER FINAL VENGEANCE #5

GIANT-SIZE SILVER SURFER #1

HULK BLOOD HUNT #1

KID VENOM #1

MIDNIGHT SONS: BLOOD HUNT #1 NEW PRINTING

SPIDER-BOY #9

SPIDER-GWEN GHOST-SPIDER #1 NEW PRINTING

STAR WARS AHSOKA #1

SYMBIOTE SPIDER-MAN 2099 #5

THOR MODERN ERA EPIC COLL REBORN FROM RAGNAROK

ULTIMATES #2

UNION JACK THE RIPPER BLOOD HUNT #3

WOLVERINE BLOOD HUNT #3

X-MEN '97 #2 NEW PRINTING

X-MEN '97 #3 NEW PRINTING

X-MEN #1

X-MEN HEIR OF APOCALYPSE #3

 

NEW FROM DC COMICS!

ABSOLUTE POWER TASK FORCE VII #1

ACTION COMICS #1067

BATMAN 89 ECHOES #3

BATMAN AND ROBIN #11

BATMAN AND ROBIN ADVENTURES OMNIBUS HC

BATMAN GOTHAM BY GASLIGHT THE KRYPTONIAN AGE #2

FLASH TP VOL 01 STRANGE ATTRACTOR

FROM THE DC VAULT DEATH IN THE FAMILY ROBIN LIVES #1

GREEN LANTERN #13

JUSTICE LEAGUE VS GODZILLA VS KONG HC

LOONEY TUNES #279

OUTSIDERS #9

SINISTER SONS #6

TALES OF THE TEEN TITANS #44 FACSIMILE EDITION

 

 

NEW FROM IMAGE COMICS!

AINT NO GRAVE #3

COBRA COMMANDER #1 NEW PRINTING

COBRA COMMANDER TP VOL 01

DOMAIN #1  

DUKE #3 NEW PRINTING

FALLING IN LOVE ON THE PATH TO HELL #2

GEIGER #4

I HATE FAIRYLAND COMPENDIUM ONE TP WHOLE FLUFFING TALE

ICE CREAM MAN #40

MOON MAN #3

PRECIOUS METAL #2

SPACE MULLET TP

SPAWN MONOLITH #3

SPAWN SCORCHED TP VOL 04

SUPER DINOSAUR TP COMPENDIUM ONE

TRANSFORMERS #1 NEW PRINTING

TRANSFORMERS #1 NEW PRINTING

TRANSFORMERS #10

WHISPER QUEEN #3

 

MORE NEW COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS!

AMORY WARS NO WORLD TOMORROW #3

ARCHIE SHOWCASE JUMBO DIGEST #19 CHRISTMAS IN JULY

CANARY GN

CARMILLA TP VOL 02 LAST VAMPIRE HUNTER

CHANGE HC

CRITICAL ROLE TALES OF EXANDRIA II ARTAGAN #4

CRITICAL ROLE VOX MACHINA ORIGINS IV #2

CROCODILE BLACK #3

CULT OF THE LAMB #2

DAWNRUNNER #4

DISNEY TWISTED WONDERLAND MANGA GN VOL 04

DON COPPOLA SC

FROM WORLD OF MINOR THREATS BARFLY #1

GATCHAMAN GALACTOR #1

GUN HONEY COLLISION COURSE #3

HUNGER & DUSK BOOK TWO #1

KILL ALL IMMORTALS #1

MADMAN LIBRARY ED HC VOL 06

MAGIC ORDER GN VOL 01

MECH CADETS TP BOOK 02

MLP MARETIME MYSTERIES #2

MONSTERS ARE MY BUSINESS & BUSINESS IS BLOODY #4

NARUTO KONOHAS STORY STEAM NINJA SCROLLS MANGA GN VOL 01

NEMESIS RELOADED TP

NEXUS NEWSPAPER STRIPS VOL 2 #4

PROFANE #2

RED SONJA EMPIRE DAMNED #4

SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN #3

STAR WARS HIGH REPUBLIC ADVENTURES PHASE III #7

TMNT 40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION #1

TOM HOLLANDS FRIGHT NIGHT #5

VAMPIRELLA DARK REFLECTIONS #2

Wednesday, July 03, 2024

Open July 4th 11AM-5PM

Flying Colors will be OPEN on Thursday July 4th with special holiday hours from 11AM-5PM.


Happy 248th Birthday, USA!

http://FlyingColorsComics.com

2024: A Look Around Flying Colors Comics

 
We’re heading into the final weeks and months of the Flying Colors Comics shop on Treat Blvd!

We hope you’ll share this video and more than that, we hope it will inspire you to visit our shop if you haven’t been here lately. If you have visited recently, we hope you’ll visit more often!

After almost 36 years, Flying Colors Comics will be moving to a new location.

Please consider joining our FlyCo Hero Society… all Hero Society memberships are 100% directed to our build-out fund, plus you’ll get value in return. Sign up in store next time you visit us (preferred!). Sign-ups are also available online.


Thank you, FlyCo Faithful, near and far! You are the reason we’re taking this massive leap of faith to move our shop to a new location. This community of comics fans needs a home to take us into the future!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thursday, June 27, 2024

Progress, Thanks and Requests

Hey, look!
With the crazy clouds and high breezes earlier this week, we were given a pretty cool look at what I often refer to as theol’ Building & Loan.” (Jimmy Stewart fans unite!) 

I'm happy to report progress with the new home of Flying Colors. 

While it’s still too early to be publicizing the exact Concord location, we’ve received lots of fun guesses. It’s possible one of those guesses is even correct!

Until then, can I encourage everyone to do two things to help us with this huge project?

1) Please continue shopping at Flying Colors at the corner of Treat Blvd & Oak Grove Rd. We’re open Sunday-Tuesday from 11AM-6PM and Wednesday-Saturday from 11AM-7PM.

We will be OPEN on Independence Day, Thursday July 4 from 11AM-5PM.

2) Please consider joining the FlyCo HERO SOCIETY, our mutually beneficial way to raise funds for the build-out of the new Flying Colors while also giving you a good value in return. (BIG thanks to all those who have already joined! You are officially even more awesome than you were before!)

Sign up when you visit Flying Colors (preferred!) or you can sign up online HERE!

While we're at it, though, here's another little sneak peek at our new location...




Saturday, June 15, 2024

Everyone Belongs in the Hero Society!

Enroll Dad in the Flying Colors HERO SOCIETY! 

Sign up in the shop (preferred!) or online (especially for faraway folks) at http://FlyingColorsComics.com.

Thank you for helping us build the NEW Flying Colors (coming soon, we promise!).

Flying Colors is OPEN Saturday 11AM-7PM and Sunday 11AM-6PM.

Thursday, June 13, 2024

New Interview at First Comics News

First Comics News' Rik Offenberger interviewed me about my career in comics and what the future might hold for Flying Colors.
You can read the interview HERE!


There's just a brief mention of our Flying Colors HERO SOCIETY which is our way for anyone interested to help us with the build-out of our new location.






















Read on....

Friday, May 31, 2024

Join the Hero Society: Help Build the New Flying Colors!

We recently posted a photo from inside the space that will be the new home of Flying Colors Comics in the coming months. 

We've had lots of guesses where this new location is, but since there's nothing to see there (yet!), we're not giving away the address.

After all, until we move, we honestly and truly need everyone our FlyCo Faithful to keep shopping at our long-time Treat Blvd at Oak Grove Rd  location.  

On Free Comic Book Day,  Saturday May 4, we introduced the Flying Colors Hero Society, a reciprocal way to help us with the building fund for the new shop. Since FCBD, we've had many of our Faithful join the Hero Society in-store. We're so truly grateful! 

Now, we know many people aren't local enough to visit the shop regularly. 


Maybe you used to shop here when you lived in the area.
Maybe you were a kid from way back when for whom Flying Colors was your refuge. 
Maybe you have good memories of the times you've had here at our special events.
Maybe you're a faraway fan of Free Comic Book Day, the world's largest comic book related event that was born here at Flying Colors.

For all fans of what we do here at Flying Colors, we've pleased to add an online component to our Hero Society. 

For a $100 Hero Society one-time online membership, you'll receive:
* Your Name on the Hero Society Honor Scroll that will be in our new shop! 
* A Comics Gift in Your Name to a local organization. 
* Our long-lasting gratitude for helping us build-out our new shop. 
(Yes, you can buy more than one Hero Society membership and designate the names you'd like added to our Hero Society Honor Scroll!) 

One more appeal:
We honestly and totally under-estimated what the build-out costs will be moving into a different space. It looks like the build-out for our new shop may wind up costing twice our initial estimated.

When we lost our lease in Oak Grove Plaza, Libby and I faced two stark choices: Either find a new and suitable location in Concord allowing us to operate a full-line, full-service comic shop in an area that will continue to be convenient for long-time FlyCo Faithful while also hopefully bringing more people into the wonderful world of comics...  or we could have retired. Yes, the choices were that stark...and yes, we're that old. 😆

Our choice is to continue to serve the community we've built over these last 36 years, continuing to be a bright, fun spot Bringing Happiness through Comics. We invite you to join our Flying Colors Hero Society and help us continue our mission. 

Thank you for your consideration! 
--- Joe "FlyCoJoe" Field 
on behalf of the Field Family and the Flying Colors Retailing Brigade

Join the Hero Society NOW!


Monday, May 20, 2024

Sneak Peek at the New Flying Colors!

First photo of the new Flying Colors location!

Yeah, we hope it doesn't give anything away yet! We've been asked a lot why we're not sharing the address of the new place?
Well, for the simple reason that now more than ever, we really need you to keep shopping at 2980 Treat Blvd in Oak Grove Plaza!
When you visit, we'll encourage you to join the many other already signed up for the Flying Colors Hero Society, our way of having you help us with the build-out for the new shop. If you've joined already, THANK YOU! (For non-local online followers wanting to join, we'll be adding an online component to the Hero Society soon.)
What we can tell about the new space is we are staying in the great City of Concord,-- and we're excited by this! The City has been very good to Flying Colors and other small businesses over the years and our commitment to keeping Flying Colors in Concord is testament to that.
To sum up:
1) Please keep shopping with us at our long-time location at 2980 Treat Blvd in Concord.
2) If you haven't yet, please help us with the building fund for the new shop when you join the Flying Colors Hero Society (sign up in-store or online).
3) Admire this photo of FlyCoLibby in our new space (to be filled in the coming months). 😀
We've Got Your Cool Stuff Right Here (and soon to be Right There) in Flying Colors!

Friday, May 10, 2024

Event Photos!

Free Comic Book Day at Flying Colors was a lot of fun! 
Find photos from the event HERE!

At Free Comic book Day, Concord Mayor Edi Birsan presented a proclamation naming May 4 2024 as "Flying Colors Comics Day" in the City of Concord.
Find photos from the event HERE!

Wednesday May 8 we happily hosted artist/writers Derek Kirk Kim (Image Comics The Last Mermaid) and Gene Luen Yang (Lunar New year Love Story, American Born Chinese, Books of Clash).
Find photos from the event HERE!

This is a year of BIG changes for Flying Colors Comics! In the coming months, we'll be moving to a new storefront.

We don't know yet when the move will happen, so we hope you'll keep shopping at our Oak Grove Plaza location until we move to the new shop.

So please stay in touch with Flying Colors Comics!
Sign up for our Infrequent Flyer Email list. We don't send emails often, but when we do they are packed with information about upcoming events and FlyCo News You Need to Know!

Sign up HERE!