Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy New Year from Flying Colors Comics!

Flying Colors is OPEN Sat Dec 31 11AM-5PM.
We will be closed Sun Jan 1...and we'll be open again Mon Jan 2 from 11AM-7PM.

THANK YOU all for your continuing support of Flying Colors! 
We're already working to make 2017 bigger, better and more fun for all of us!

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Flying Colors YES Event Means Year End Savings!

Monday, December 26, 2016

New Comics for Wed December 28 2016

Join us at Flying Colors on 
Wednesday December 28 for New Releases Day!

Click HERE for a preview of the new comics and graphic novels that will be debuting 12/28.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Happy Holidays from Your Flying Colors Retailing Brigade!

Flying Colors will be CLOSED on Sunday December 25 for the Christmas holiday. We will be open Monday December 26 with our regular open hours of 11am-7pm.
On Wednesday December 28, we will have a shipment of lots of New Comics and Other Cool Stuff.


Click HERE for a list of new arrivals for 12/28. 
From all of us here at Flying Colors, we send you our warmest wishes for a beautiful and peaceful holiday. 

Joe "FlyCoJoe" Field
on behalf of the 
Flying Colors Retailing Brigade

Friday, December 16, 2016

Photo Parade of Gift Ideas!

We've Got Your Cool Stuff Right Here in Flying Colors! 
View our photo parade of gift ideas on our Facebook page.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Cool Gift Idea for Comics Warriors!

Hey, Comics Fans! Hey, Warriors’ basketball fans!

Our new limited edition t-shirt is just for you and it’s available now— exclusively at Flying Colors Comics In Concord!

(Available in Adult sizes Small through XXXL. Youth sizes, too.)

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Cosmic Calendar/Poster Celebrates the King of Comics, Jack Kirby!

Flying Colors exclusive 2017 calendar/poster is now available! 

FREE while the supply lasts--- only at Flying Colors Comics & Other Cool Stuff!
This 11" x 34" calendar/poster, the 11th in our annual series, is a tribute to the late great Jack Kirby, The King of Comics, with 2017 being the centennial celebration of his birth. 

This poster--and all our posters in this series--- was designed by cartoonist Jeff Bonivert!

Stop by and see us any day of the week from 11AM-7PM at 2980 Treat Blvd in Concord. 

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

Monday, November 21, 2016

Thanksgiving Week at Flying Colors

Thank you all for making it to our Local Comic Shop Day event with artist Darick Robertson last Saturday. Darick was kind enough to sign some extra copies of HARBINGER RENEGADES #1 that are available at Flying Colors at cover price.

Flying Colors still has some of the cool Local Comic Shop Day exclusive releases, so please hurry in soon for the best selection!

Coming up this week:
Wednesday November 23 is New Releases Day. Click HERE for a look at this week's New Releases!

Thursday November 24 is Thanksgiving. We hope you'll take the day off for family, friends and good food like we will. Fyying Colors will be CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day.

Friday November 25 has the ominous moniker of "Black Friday." Flying Colors will be open from 11AM-7PM with some cool deals. Low stress shopping and there's usually plenty of easy parking around here...and massive amounts of cool stuff inside Flying Colors!
Hint: If you are not yet signed up for our email list, look to the left column here for a quick and easy way to sign up. (Please note: We do not send many emails, so we will not fill up you in-box with unwanted, unnecessary stuff.)

Saturday November 26 is Small Business Saturday. Please support your favorite locally owned independent businesses! In return, we'll continue to deliver you honest value, friendly service, some cool deals... and the area's best selection of comics & other cool stuff!

See you Flying Colors!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Meet artist Darick Robertson on Local Comic Shop Day Nov 19

Please join us Saturday November 19 at Flying Colors Comics for the 2nd Annual LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY! Our Special Guest will be artist DARICK ROBERTSON. He'll be here promoting his new series HARBINGER RENEGADES from Valiant Comics.

Darick Robertson continues to have success in a long and illustrious career. He has worked with top publishers in comics plying his art skills on many of top characters, including Wolverine, Deadpool, Nick Fury, Punisher, Justice League, New Warriors and many more.

Darick is also the co-creator of Transmetropolitan with writer Warren Ellis and The Boys with writer Garth Ennis.

It's a great day for comics fans, with exclusive items available only (or available first) on LCSD. Visit for info about the cool items we'll have for you.

Be sure to "like" us on Facebook and visit our event page for current info and chatter about LCSD.

Monday, November 07, 2016

One thing we can all agree on...

Find what's being released Wednesday November 9 right HERE!

See you soon... in Flying Colors!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

And Now a Word from Captain Four Color!

Until you're a comics fan, you'll never know how every Wednesday is a kind of holiday! 

(Panels from Savage Dragon #165 by Erik Larsen, featuring Flying Colors own Captain Four Color. Find this story and many other in Savage Dragon Archives Volume Seven, hitting comic shops everywhere on October 12.)

New this Week at Flying Colors: 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Monday, September 05, 2016

New Releases Day Event: Meet writer Zackary Kaplan, Wed 9/7 @ 11AM

Wednesday Sept 7 at 11AM

Where: Flying Colors Comics (of course!)

What: Debut signing event for Image Comics/Top Cow Productions new series, Eclipse!

Who: Meet Eclipse series writer 


Be among the first to get your copy of this new Image series and meet the writer/creator of the series!

"Imagine if sunlight burned you alive.

In the near future, a mysterious solar event has transformed the sun's light into deadly immolating rays.

The world's few survivors now live in nocturnal cities. But a killer emerges who uses sunlight to burn his victims, and when he targets the daughter of a solar power mogul, it falls to a disillusioned solar engineer to protect her."

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Kirby4Heroes Benefit and FlyCo Mini Indie-Con Info

Hope to see you Saturday for this spectacular double-header of events!

Like us on Facebook and be a part of our Events' page... HERE!

Friday, August 05, 2016

Special Guests Announced for FlyCo Mini Indie Con!

With Special Guests:
* Gene Luen Yang (Secret Coders, New Super-Man)
* Mel Smith (Dead Ahead)
* Alexis Fajardo (Kid Beowulf)
* Matt Harding (Pop Apocalypse)
* Ben Ferrari (Pilot Studios)!

Flying Colors 2nd Annual FlyCo Mini Indie Con is Saturday August 27 at Flying Colors!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Exclusive BETTY and VERONICA #1 Releases on July 20!


Hot on the heels of the new spins on fan favorite titles from
Archie Comics, including AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE, SABRINA, ARCHIE and JUGHEAD, there’s a lot of excitement building for
the July 20th launch of

Flying Colors is pleased to announce our exclusive edition
of BETTY and VERONICA #1 by Des Taylor, noted artist with a passion for comic book and Pop Art fused with an obsession for retro film and 50's pin up girls. Des is the creator of SCARLETT COUTURE, a melding of good-girl art with the spy genre, and he is also the host of DC Fancast for the UK’s Sky 1 network.

“We’re thrilled to have Des Taylor bring his ‘good girl’ style to this Flying Colors’ exclusive,” said Flying Colors' owner Joe Field. “Our cover is a throwback to the classic Archie days of Dan DeCarlo featuring Betty and Veronica in front of our nearly world famous Flying Colors shop.”

In this new series, it’s actually BETTY VS. VERONICA!
Betty and Veronica are America’s sweethearts… until they turn on each other! “Pops’ Chocklit Shoppe is being taken over by a huge coffee company. When Betty and Veronica go head-to-head
over the issue, all bets are off! Friendships will shatter. Cities will burn. Nails will be broken. Betty and Veronica are back in this ALL-NEW #1 from comics legend Adam Hughes  (Wonder Woman, Catwoman)

All editions of Betty and Veronica #1, including Flying Colors exclusive edition, are due to be released on Wednesday July 20. Reserve your copies next time you visit Flying Colors! Just $3.99 each.

Flying Colors Comics and Other Cool Stuff
2980 Treat Blvd • Concord CA 94518 • 925-825-5410
Open 11AM-7PM *New Releases Day every Wednesday open 'til 8PM*
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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Wonder Woman #1 with Limited Edition Signature Certificate Available NOW!

Flying Colors Offers WONDER WOMAN #1

with Limited Edition Signature Certificate

by Writer GREG RUCKA and Artist LIAM SHARP!

Perhaps the most anticipated title from DC Comics impressive REBIRTH launch is WONDER WOMAN #1 by writer GREG RUCKA and artist LIAM SHARP.

In conjunction with the writer and artist, Flying Colors is pleased to present an opportunity for fans to get the signatures of the creators for this momentous issue.

With exclusive art by Liam Sharp, Flying Colors offers a limited and numbered 
Certificate of Authenticity on parchment stock signed by both Greg Rucka and Liam Sharp. Each COA comes with Wonder Woman #1 in protective sleeve with backer board. 

In celebration of Wonder Woman’s 75th Anniversary, this edition is limited to 750 copies.

Flying Colors is retailing this special item domestically for $9.99 plus shipping.
Order inquiries: Please email
This item is also available in-store at:
Flying Colors Comics
2980 Treat Blvd
Concord CA 94518

In addition to Flying Colors, this item is available at the following international comic book specialty retailers:
Big Bang Comics, Dublin, Ireland
Close Encounters, Northampton, England

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Sat 6/25: Wonder Woman #1 Debut Signing with Artist LIAM SHARP!

Perhaps the most anticipated new series with the recent
by writer Greg Rucka and artist Liam Sharp.

Meet Liam Sharp at Flying Colors Saturday June 25 at 1PM.

And check out all our events at this link.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Sat 6/18 Superman #1 Debut Signing with artist Mick Gray!

The debut of Superman #1 during the week of Father's Day brings a Special Event to Flying Colors Comics! 

Award-winning inker/artist MICK GRAY will be at Flying Colors on Saturday June 18 at Noon.
Wouldn't a signed copy of Superman #1 make a cool gift for the Super man in your life?

Flying Colors Exclusive! Liam Sharp & Greg Rucka Signed Limited WONDER WOMAN #1

New Releases Day 6/15: Let's Get Harry Nilsson in the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame!

Comics fans, this is a GREAT week for New Releases! Check out the list of incoming titles at Fkying Colors right HERE! 

Wednesday June 15 is also the 75th birthday of the late great Harry Nilsson. Thousands of Harry's fans would love to see him honored with his rightful place in the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame.

So to commemorate the occasion of Nilsson's 75th birthday and give an ever so slight nudge to Hall of Fame voters, Flying Colors New Releases Day will have a Harry Nilsson soundtrack.

Join us from 11AM-8PM for comics and other cool stuff--- including Nilsson's catalog of great tunes!

Friday, June 03, 2016

Thursday, June 02, 2016

Saturday June 4th is Dark Horse Day!

Please join us at Flying Colors on
Saturday June 4 when we celebrate the 30th anniversary of
Dark Horse Comics, one of the premier publishers of cool comics like:
• Buffy the Vampire Slayer

 • Aliens 
• Predator,
• Usagi Yojimbo

• Harrow County
• Frank Miller's Sin City
• Umbrella Academy
... and so many more!

We have a special Dark Horse Day comic book to give away while our supply lasts.

To make things even sweeter, we've acquired more copies of many of this year's Free Comic Book Day special editions. So if you weren't able to make it to FCBD last month, here's you final chance to score some FREE comics and get your summer started right!

More info HERE!

On top of that, jump in now to get some of the biggest releases of the year with DC Comics Rebirth.
See you Saturday--- in Flying Colors!

Friday, May 20, 2016

DC Universe Rebirth!

Join us at Flying Colors on Wednesday May 25 as a new era is ushered in for the DC Comics Universe with REBIRTH, an 80 page special bargain priced at just $2.99.

Monday, May 09, 2016

FCBD Photo Contest is LIVE!

Thank you, Flying Colors Faithful, for a fantastic Free Comic Book Day 2016!

As always, more cool stuff is on the way... and we hope you can join us for New Comics & Other Cool Stuff every Wednesday!

Did you sign up to participate in our FCBD Photo Contest?
We've started to upload some of the photos for this contest on our Facebook page, so that means voting is underway! Please note: Due to a technical delay, we will be extending the deadline to vote.

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

CIVIL WAR movie ticket giveaway on Free Comic Book Day!

By special arrangement, Flying Colors and The Geek Speak Show will be giving away tickets to the May 7th 4:40PM showing of CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR at Pittsburg's Maya Cinema.

Your chances of winning will improve by being among the first in line for our Free Comic Book Day event--and by wanting to see this film at the Maya Cinema in Pittsburg!

We'll give these tickets away in pairs...and we have a BUNCH of pairs!

Join our event page HERE!

Sunday, May 01, 2016

The Origin of Free Comic Book Day

 From the pages of Comics & Games Retailer magazine, August 2001 issue.

I wrote the column (seen here, click on the images to enlarge)) in April 2001 after seeing the success of Baskin-Robbin's "Free Scoop Night." 

After the column was published in June 2001 (the mag was dated ahead by a couple of months), there was considerable discussion in the comics' biz whether this was an idea worth pursuing.

In October 2001, Diamond Comic Distributors had one of their retailer meetings attached to a comic-con in Las Vegas.

It was there that a meeting was put together with executives from the largest comics companies, with Diamond execs and the editor of the Comics Buyer's Guide (the industry's newspaper, published by the same company that published my retailer-directed columns).

When we all decided FCBD was worth pursuing, it was (then) Image Publisher Jim Valentino's suggestion to put Free Comic Book Day on the same weekend as the opening of the first Sam Raimi Spider-Man movie. 

In the years since, FCBD hasn't always been on a big comics-related movie opening and, in fact, wasn't even the "First Saturday in May"---once!

I like to think that Hollywood has seen the powerful synergy of movies & comics by scheduling a comics-spawned movie on the first weekend in May every year... and it looks to be that way for many years to come!

Since 2002, comics retailers have given away more than 30 MILLION FCBD comics. 

From left: Libby, Cindy, Michelle, Joe Field, May 2002
Flying Colors 1st FCBD guests: Mick Gray and Jason Dube
Each year, well more than one million people attend FCBD events at more than 2300 comic book specialty stores in more than 60 countries all over the world.

To find a FCBD participating shop near you, please go to

Join our event at Flying Colors HERE!

Hope to see you on May 7th! 

Peace 'n' Comics!

Joe "FlyCoJoe" Field