us for this very special event at Flying Colors.
Saturday 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.
About COMIC SHOP:
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
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.
SPECIAL OFFER exclusively from Flying Colors Comics!
biggest comic book release of 2017 is MARVEL LEGACY #1, releasing
Wednesday September 27. This 64 page special edition is going to be the
“must have” comic book for everyone and anyone who has ever loved the
Marvel Legacy #1 is such a monumental comics
event, your comics-slinging pals at Flying Colors are sure new readers
will love it, too!
So we came up with this Special Offer:
Buy your advance copy at Flying Colors from now until September 26 and
we’ll slash the cover price from $5.99 to just $3.99 each. That's a 30%+
Make it even sweeter: Buy one for yourself & one
for a friend and the price drops to just $2.99 each on this pre-pay
deal. That’s 50% off! Wow!!
This offer is for the special edition
Marvel Legacy #1 with a wraparound fold-out cover by artist Joe
Quesada— and it is valid only on pre-paid copies in-store at Flying
Colors until September 26 only & while our supply lasts!
Want to know more?
The story in Marvel Legacy #1 begins at the dawn of time, and ends with
a child's prayer! In between, empires fall, mysteries brew, secrets are
revealed, quests are undertaken and legends are forged! All leading up
to dramatic surprises you won’t want to miss!
Writer Jason Aaron
and artist Esad Ribic usher in a new dawn for the Marvel Universe- one
with rays that will touch every reader who has ever loved Marvel Comics!
Visit Flying Colors to book your copies of the biggest comics
event of 2017 --- Marvel Legacy #1 --- with this special exclusive
3rd Annual FlyCo Mini Indie-Con Showcases Bay Area Talent, Benefits
Flying Colors Comics and Other Cool Stuff presents the
third annual"FlyCo Mini
Indie-Con," a showcase of local independent comic book artists and writers
on Saturday August 26 from 11AM-4PM at 2980 Treat Boulevard in Concord.
Featured guests are:
• Daniel Brereton,
award-winning artist/writer of Nocturnals:
Sinister Path and Giantkiller (set
on Mount Diablo!)
• Ben Ferrari, artist,
writer and publisher of Clayton's Pilot Studios
• Robert Stewart of
Concord (Afterburner Comics)
• Matt Harding, Contra
Costa resident and creator of Pop
Apocalypse and publisher of Not
Forgotten: The Best Anthology of Public Domain Super-Heroes
• Sarah Leuver, Bay
Area based cartoonist/creator of A.K.A.
All attending artists will have their work available for purchase at the event.
In addition, the event will commemorate the legacy of the
late Jack Kirby, historically comics' most important creator. Kirby was the
creator and co-creator of hundreds of comic book characters (Captain America, X-Men,
Fantastic Four, Avengers, Thor, Hulk, New Gods, Mister Miracle, etc.) in a
career that lasted from the mid-1930s until his passing in 1994. 2017 marks the
centennial of Jack Kirby's birth and the comics' industry is marking the occasion by raising funds in a campaign
called "Kirby4Heroes" to benefit The Hero Initiative, a non-profit charity
that creates a financial safety net for comic creators who need emergency
medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into
paying work. Flying Colors will donate a portion of the day's sales to The Hero
"I'm thrilled to see how our third annual
FlyCo Mini Indie-Con is shaping up. We love giving a spotlight to local artists
to show their stuff. I know there's going to be something fun for every comics'
fan at our event," said Joe Field, owner of Flying Colors Comics. "Plus,
our celebration of Jack Kirby's centennial will include some delicious cake.
You've got to be here to see this Kirby inspired cake before you gobble a
Flying Colors Comics and Other Cool Stuff is an
award-winning, internationally recognized comics specialty shop at 2980 Treat
Blvd. The store first opened in October 1988 and has been recognized as a
leader in comics' specialty retailing.
Flying Colors will be OPEN all holiday weekend long each day from 11AM-7PM. New Releases Day for Wednesday July 5th will be slightly delayed. We expect to have New Comics & Other Cool Stuff available by late afternoon on July 5th.
Please join us at Flying Colors on Wednesday July 5th at 6PM for new comics, conversation, community--- and some pizza, too!
2017 IS FREE COMIC BOOK DAY AT FLYING COLORS
Comic Book Event Founded by Bay Area Comic Shop Owner
Flying Colors Comics & Other Cool
Stuff in Concord CA is among more than 2000 comic book shops around the world
celebrating Free Comic Book Day (FCBD), the largest event in the comic book
industry on Saturday, May 6th: Each year, participating stores give
over six million comic books to more than one million shop visitors,
introducing some and reacquainting others to the wonders of comics.
“I founded Free Comic Book Day on the
simple principle that a free comic book can be a gateway to a life-long love of
reading. Seeing my idea spread to 2300 comic shops in more than 60 countries
makes Free Comic Book Day a great export of American Pop Culture and one of the
best worldwide family events ever," said Joe Field, owner of Flying Colors
"FCBD is a fun event for everyone. Here in Concord, it's huge party, with
costumed characters, a kids' costume contest, refreshments and thousands of
free comics! Our goal here is make sure everyone visiting our store finds a
comic book they'll enjoy so much they'll want to come back week after week and
month after month to find more comics to buy and read. Seeing people of all
ages—children, teens, and adults—sharing the love for comics is heart-warming.
We want to welcome everyone to Flying Colors for FCBD on May 6th--- especially
those who have never read a comic book--- because comics are such a unique form
of entertainment and we want to share them with everyone!"
“With nearly 50 different Special Edition FCBD
titles available on May 6th, I'm sure everyone can find a comic book they'll
love,” Field continued.
The Free Comic Book Day party runs from
11AM-7PM at Flying Colors Comics & Other Cool Stuff, 2980 Treat Blvd in
Concord.Call 925-825-5410, visit
FlyingColorsComics.com and follow Flying Colors on Facebook, @FlyCoJoe on
Twitter and Instagram.
ABOUT FREE COMIC BOOK DAY—Celebrating its 16th year,
Free Comic Book Day is the comic book specialty market’s annual event with
participating comic book shops around the world giving away comic books
absolutely free to anyone who comes into their comic shops. The event is always
the first Saturday in May and is the perfect gateway to introduce everyone to the worlds of wonder coming out every week
at local comic book shops. From super-heroes to slice-of-life to
action/adventure and beyond, Free Comic Book Day has a comic book for everyone!
And if you needed another reason to visit? Well, let's just say that Flying Colors is the place that connects Asgard's Rainbow Bridge to this plane of existence on Midgard ("Earth," for you not versed in Norse mythology).