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!

Friday, September 01, 2017

Marvel Legacy #1 Special Offer from Flying Colors!

SPECIAL OFFER exclusively from Flying Colors Comics! 

The 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 Universe!

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%+ savings!

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 offer!

Flying Colors is open every day from 11AM-7PM. 

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Dan Brereton Highlights Guest for FlyCo Mini Indie-Con

Flying Colors to Host Local Comics Artists
3rd Annual FlyCo Mini Indie-Con Showcases Bay Area Talent, Benefits Charity

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 Initiative.  

"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 piece."  

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.

For more information, visit Extend your Flying Colors experience on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Thursday, July 13, 2017

GENERATIONS from Marvel Comics: Jump On Here!

Beginning in August, Marvel's GENERATIONS is a ten-issue event bringing back many of Marvel's most classic heroes. We encourage you to reserve your copies of this series now at Flying Colors!

Saturday, July 01, 2017

Happy Fourth of July weekend!

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! 

Happy 4th of July!

Joe "FyCoJoe" Field

Friday, June 02, 2017

Wonder Woman Day at Flying Colors!

Join us Saturday June 3 at Noon for Wonder Woman Day!
Photos with Wonder Woman starting at 12 Noon.
Free comics, coloring and activity pages for kids.... and more!

Oh yes... one more thing....

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Thank you!

From all of us on the Flying Colors FCBD Retailing Brigade---  THANK YOU for making FCBD 2017 an epic day we will always remember!

And remember, we're here seen days a week all year long ready to serve you the best in Comics & Other Cool Stuff!


Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Vote NOW: FCBD Kids Costume Contest!

So great to see lots of kids in costume on Free Comic Book Day at Flying Colors! Vote for your favorites now through Noon on Saturday May 13 right HERE!

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Free Comic Book Day 2017: You are invited!

Please join us at 
Flying Colors Comics & Other Cool Stuff for Free Comic Book Day on Saturday May 6.  

We have lots of fun planned for this special day, with thousands of FREE comics to give away, some cool deals, costumed characters, our Kids Costume Contest, refreshments and more!

Bring your friends and family!

In case you're not able to make it to Free Comic Book Day at Flying Colors, there's likely a store near you celebrating this comics holiday.  

More info HERE!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Flying Colors Hosts 16th Annual Free Comic Book Day

Flying Colors
Comics & Other Cool Stuff
2980 Treat Blvd, Concord CA 94518
Contact: Joe Field
World's Largest 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 Comics.

"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.
Information about FCBD worldwide is online at For info about Flying Colors event, please visit
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 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!

Friday, April 07, 2017

Time to visit Flying Colors!

Lots of great stuff going on in comics right now!

If you haven't visited us lately, please consider this your invitation.

Lots of new comics & other cool stuff arrivies every week, plus we also have a good selection of classic comics from the Silver Age & Bronze Age for those who prefer the vintage stuff.

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).

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Greg Rucka & Liam Sharp Debut WONDER WOMAN Vol 1 "The Lies" at Flying Colors

Flying Colors is pleased to announce a Special Event featuring New York Times best-selling writer Greg Rucka and world renowned artist Liam Sharp for the debut of WONDER WOMAN Volume One: THE LIES! 

Greg and Liam will visit Flying Colors on Wednesday February 22 
from 5PM-8PM.

More exciting details are on the way. For now, please make your plans to attend! 

Please visit our Facebook event page HERE!

About the story in 

Wonder Woman Volume One:
After suffering an unimaginable loss, Diana must rebuild her mission as Earth's ultimate protector and champion.

However, in the midst of her grief, her Lasso of Truth stopped working! Start down the rabbit hole as dark secrets from Wonder Woman's past unravel her present!

This new title collects WONDER WOMAN #1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11, plus WONDER WOMAN: REBIRTH #1.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Flying Colors Retailing Brigade Best of 2016

At Flying Colors Comics, we're always 
ready to give you great reading recommendations!
Please visit any day from 11AM-7PM!
We've Got Your Cool Stuff Right Here in Flying Colors!
#comics #Bestof2016

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

FREE 2017 Kirby Poster at Flying Colors!

Flying Colors exclusive 2017 Calendar/Posters are here! 

This year's poster celebrates the centennial of
Jack Kirby, who was born in 1917.

Kirby was the prodigious talent who co-created the Marvel Universe, among thousands of other astonishing credits.

These posters are 11"x34" and are available now at Flying Colors Comics in Concord. 

The posters are

All you need to do is visit our shop at:
2980 Treat Blvd
at Oak Grove Rd
Concord CA

We're open 11AM-7PM seven days a week.