Friday, June 05, 2020

RIP, Super Max

A tribute to Super Max!

Back in February, one of our very special FlyCo Faithful passed away. Max was a special young man, with special needs. Flying Colors was his Fortress of Solitude, the place where he found what he loved... and the place where he loved to be.

Max was here for signings. His birthday was always near Free Comic Book Day, so it was like our FCBD party was a part of his birthday party! As a student at Ygnacio Valley High School, Max arranged his schedule around our open hours here at Flying Colors. He was a graduation speaker at YV for his graduation in 2019.

Max created his own superheroes. He lived vicariously through the ones he found on the racks here at Flying Colors.

Today I was visited by Max's mom. She was here to thank us for creating a community that meant so much to her son.

I thanked her for validating our mission here-- to Bring Happiness through Comics.
Max was especially happy when he was here. Now that he's made the journey across the Rainbow Bridge, we know Super Max will be with us always.

RIP, Super Max!
--- Joe "FlyCoJoe" Field

Tuesday, June 02, 2020

Flying Colors to re-OPEN Wednesday June 3

Finally... Some Good News!
After 78 long days, Flying Colors Comics will be re-OPENing Wednesday June 3.

Due to the local curfews, we will be open daily from 11AM-6PM.

A few guidelines we are implementing to maintain safety for our FlyCo Faithful and our FlyCo Retailing Brigade:

* Masks are required to be worn by all staff and customers in the store.
   We will have a limited number of disposable masks available, but we do ask you to bring your own!
* We will be limiting the customers in the store to maintain some physical distancing.
* We may also limit how long customers can remain in the shop.
* We will monitor the number of people in the store and set up a line outside as necessary.
* All children must be accompanied by an adult.  We maintain the right to be able to limit that to one child per adult during peak periods.
* We will still offer our nearly world-famous CURBSIDE COMIC SERVICE for those who would prefer to not come inside quite yet.
* While we will once again be taking cash payments, we much prefer credit card payments.
* Our cleaning and sanitizing protocols will be stepped up to insure a great environment for everyone!

One word of caution:
Our orders for all comics and other products are much leaner due to our sales being down more than 80% for these last two and half months.

We HIGHLY encourage you to become a FlyCo Sub Club member by giving us a list of the titles and series you know you want month in and month out. We also HIGHLY encourage your orders from our store copy of the Diamond Previews catalog that lists thousands of new comics, graphic novels, toys, games and more!

We're excited to get back to the business of building this community one happy comic book fan at a time! We look forward to welcoming you back into our shop very soon!

Thank you so much for your all your kindness, support and appreciation for what we do here at Flying Colors!