Monday, July 26, 2021

New Comics & Other Cool Stuff Every Wednesday @ Flying Colors Comics!

New Comics and Graphic Novels for Wednesday July 28

DC COMICS:

ACTION COMICS #1033

BATMAN & SCOOBY-DOO MYSTERIES #4 (OF 12)

BATMAN REPTILIAN #2 (OF 6)

BATMAN SECRET FILES HUNTRESS #1 (ONE SHOT)

BATMAN SUPERMAN #20

CHECKMATE #2 (OF 6)

DETECTIVE COMICS #1040

FLASH #772 CVR B

HARLEY QUINN #5

ICON & ROCKET SEASON ONE #1 (OF 6)

INFINITE FRONTIER #3 (OF 6)

JUSTICE LEAGUE #65 CVR B

LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #2 New Printing

LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #3

LOONEY TUNES #261

MISTER MIRACLE THE SOURCE OF FREEDOM #3 (

NIGHTWING #78 New Printing

NIGHTWING #81 New Printing

OTHER HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE #5 (OF 5)

ROBIN #4

RWBY JUSTICE LEAGUE #4 (OF 7)

STATIC SEASON ONE #2 (OF 6)

STRANGE ADVENTURES #11 (OF 12) CV

SUPERGIRL WOMAN OF TOMORROW #2 (OF 8)

SUPERMAN SON OF KAL-EL #1

TEEN TITANS ACADEMY #5

TRUTH & JUSTICE #6 (OF 7)

WONDER WOMAN #776

WONDER WOMAN BLACK & GOLD #2 (OF 6)
DC Graphic Novels

BIZARRO COMICS THE DELUXE EDITION HC

DC POSTER PORTFOLIO JOELLE JONES TP

I AM NOT STARFIRE TP

SUICIDE SQUAD TRIAL BY FIRE TP NEW PHOTO COVER EDITION

Monday, July 19, 2021

A little Flying Colors history (and logo design)

In the beginning
(actually before the beginning!)
...

Did you know the original concept for Flying Colors was going to be called Heroes Corner? It's true.

Way back in the mid '80s when ideas were being formulated for the Field family comic book business, the first idea was to do a combination comic book shop and old time '50s soda fountain.

Once we took a look at the actual costs of doing that grand plan, we summarily ditched it. At the time, it likely would have added another $100K to our opening and operating costs. And just think of trying to keep comics in nice shape with all that sticky ice cream around!

I can hear someone asking "Is this comic mint?"
"No, but it has a little chocolate on it..."

Long story short, here are a couple of the earliest (and rejected) logo ideas for Flying Colors Comics, the Superstore of Comics & More! These logos are amateurish to say the least, but there's a lot of energy that went into every bit of the business that became Flying Colors.

So why did we name the shop Flying Colors? The term "passing the test in flying colors" means to do everything top-notch and with distinction. There's a nautical history behind the phrase and it comes from a time when ships would return from battle with their "colors" (another word for flags) flying to show victory was achieved.

As a comics reference, "flying colors" is a subtle way to refer to the colorful costumes worn by super-heroes with the power to fly... hence, "Flying Colors."

We try to do everything the best way we can with the hopes of winning your loyalty and business as Flying Colors Faithful... and you can still get your ice cream next door at Baskin Robbins!

We thank you for continuing to be supportive of what we do here to bring a world class comics shop to Concord, to Contra Costa County... and to the Cosmos!

Friday, July 16, 2021

Masks Required at Flying Colors

Following the recommendation of Bay Area health officials---

Masks are once again REQUIRED for entry to Flying Colors Comics.

It's not a big ask...
Wear Your Mask!

Thank you!