Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Special Event! Save the date!

Every Wednesday is New Releases Day at Flying Colors.

New Releases Day on Wednesday July 12, will be even more special!

Our event on July 12 will now begin at 3PM.

Make your plans to be here.
We'll give you the cool details very soon!

Wednesday, June 14, 2023

RIP, John Romita (1930-2023)

He was a great artist, but more than that, he was a great man!
John Romita has passed away at the age of 93.

He was the definitive Spider-Man artist (with all due respect to Spidey's co-creator, Steve Ditko). When I got into comics at the age of 11 in 1967, Stan Lee and John Romita's Amazing Spider-Man issue 51 (photo here) was one of my two entry points, given to me by my life-long pal, Steve Holmes.

The other photos here are from a Spider-Man 30th Anniversary event we did at Flying Colors back in 1992. John and his wife Virginia visited the shop for a signing and it was one of my favorite events in our now 35 year history.

John had a knack for making anyone feel so much better for having met him.
I'm happy to have known him if only a little bit. I was honored by the art gifts he gave me.

More than anything, the truly good people we meet along this road of life leave indelible impressions and make us better people than we were before knowing them. 

That's one heck of a legacy for John Romita... a great artist and a great man!

(Colorizing of photos supplied by my friend Bill Bishofberger)


Saturday, June 10, 2023

Hit the links!

Later this year, Flying Colors will hit our 35th anniversary of Slinging Comics to Concord, Contra Costa County and the Cosmos!

It's a pretty rich history (if we're allowed to humble-brag for a moment)... and parts of that history are all over the wacky and wondrous World Wide Web.

So we'd like to share some links with you, invite you to do a deeper dive into the history of this humble little comic shop... and I hope you'll see some things you'll really enjoy!

Hit the links below, heroes!

For those viewing this blog on a desktop, there's a menu on the left side of the screen. Each of those categories will illuminate a bit more of Flying Colors Comics.

1) Maybe start with a few selections from my original art collection.

2) Here's a link to some of our classic TV ads from 2003-2007!

3) Free Comic Book Day photos from 2006 (and more from other years at the "FCBD" tab.

4) More than 100 videos, including interviews with Stan Lee, Liam Sharp, Jim Lee,  Neal Adams and lots more... at the Flying Colors YouTube page. Please subscribe!

Love the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles... or do you just want very cool and sweet story with TMNT related characters?  You need to read Jeff Bonivert's "Muscle & Faith"published right here on

Thanks for taking a look around our site!
(Yes, we know there are some broken links. We hope to get around to updating things.)