Create Your Own Comic Book Cover – Sat Sept 27th!

Published by Kevin on September 25th, 2014 - in Comic News, Events

**UPDATE 9/26 – We’ve posted our SALE details below!**

Hey kids! Come by Stadium Comics’ Sidekick Location (2 Bram Court, Brampton L6W 3R6) on Saturday September 27th to create your very own comic book cover!

This is part of the Canada-wide event CULTURE DAYS which is in its 5th year. Culture Days raises the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities. To learn more and to discover other events going on from Sept 26-28 please visit http://www.culturedays.ca/

Children of all ages are welcome. We’ll have free paper, supplies, and talented independent artist Marvin Law on hand to help you create your masterpiece.

If you feel like trying it on an actual blank cover comic book, we’ll have those available as well – we are selling them in bundles with a pack of crayons for just $5 each!

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Get your picture with an Amazon Princess!

PLUS – From 11am-2pm you can meet AMAZON PRINCESS WONDER WOMAN!

To thank you for coming out and participating, we’ll have a sale going on in the store as well:

SIDEKICK STORE SALE
Saturday Sept 27th & Sunday Sept 28th 11am-4pm

  • Large selection of All-ages graphic novels – $2.99 ea!
  • Huge Selection of Graphic Novels discounted up to 80%!
  • Lots of Back Issues – $2.00 ea or buy 25 for $30!
  • Action Figures as low as $2.50 each and up!
  • Big selection of complete comic book runs on sale!
  • Heroclix Singles – $2.00 each or 3 for $5
  • Blank Cover Comics – Buy 2 get 1 FREE!
  • Selected posters – $1.00 each!

You can view our listing on the Culture Days website here:
http://culturedays.ca/en/2014-activities/view/54126f98-a900-4c69-a905-3ec64c4a89be

RSVP on our Facebook event page here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1466910133575141/

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Stadium Comics GARAGE SALE this Saturday!

Published by Kevin on August 14th, 2014 - in Comic News, Events, Store News

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It’s that time again! Join us on August 16th from 9am-2pm for the 2nd annual Stadium Comics Garage Sale!

We’re setting up tables garage sale style at our Sidekick store – located at 2 Bram Court in Brampton – and we’re filling them with all kinds of awesome STUFF! You won’t believe the items you’ll see and you certainly will not believe the prices.

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We’ll have things like vintage toys, vintage magazines, posters, loose action figures, comics, t-shirts, Heroclix, and more!

Speaking of Action Figures, we have HUGE selection of loose figures this year. Lots of Spider-man, X-Men, Avengers, Batman, and More!

Like any good garage sale we’ll be starting bright and early so join us at 9AM… ok, so it’s not THAT early, but we’d like to get a *little* bit of sleep :)

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Don’t miss out on picking up that awesome item you didn’t even know you wanted!

The Sidekick store will also be open on Sunday August 17th from 10am to 2pm. Make sure you come by for amazing deals on Comics and Graphic Novels!

July 2014 Mystery Box Comics Revealed!

Published by Kevin on August 13th, 2014 - in Comic News

A couple of weeks ago we shipped out our July 2014 MYSTERY BOXES to customers who participated in the program. It was our last box shipped under the old program. Due to the success of our Mystery Boxes, we have launched a separate website – ComicBoxer – to handle our monthly mystery box program. Consider checking it out if you haven’t already! By our calculations, both June and July’s Mystery Boxes have seen big increases in value over the initial $19.99 investment.

Here’s what was included in July’s shipment (click the images for larger versions):

grayson1Grayson #1 by Tim Seeley, Tom King, & Mikel Janin – DC Comics

This is an all-new ongoing series starring Dick Grayson, the former Nightwing and one of the most popular characters in the Bat-Family. Super Spies are in, and Grayson is aiming to show he’s got what it takes to be the greatest spy of all. This is written by Tim Seeley of Revival and Hack/Slash fame.

 

 

spread1Spread #1 by Justin Jordan & Kyle Strahm – Image Comics

Definitely reminiscent of Lone Wolf and Cub, the main character “No” is immune to a strange living virus known as “The Spread” and must protect a child which may hold the key to eliminating The Spread once and for all. Those who have read Jordan’s Luther Strode books won’t be too surprised by the action and gore found within the pages of this book!

 

 

rocket-stanleeRocket Raccoon #1 by Skottie Young: Stan Lee Lego Variant – Marvel Comics

Mark our words, this WILL be the summer of Rocket Raccoon! He’s poised to become one of the most popular characters in pop culture with the arrival of the Guardians of the Galaxy movie. This book is illustrated and written by Skottie Young, and the variant we have included here features the man himself, Stan Lee – in LEGO form!

 

 

spidey2099-1Spider-Man 2099 #1 by Peter David and Will Sliney: Skottie Young – Marvel Comics

Everyone’s favorite futuristic Spider-Man from the 1990s is back and this time he’s stranded in our present! Miguel O’Hara’s new adventures begin here, written by Peter David who is also Spider-Man 2099’s original creator. We have included the Skottie Young variant cover here, because Spidey covers by him have climbed in value!

 

 

lifeafter1The Life After #1 by Joshua Fialkov and Gabo – Oni Press

The Life After takes a look at a man breaking through the barriers of the monotonous afterlife, and has been getting great reviews. The story is written by Joshua Hale Fialkov, hot on the heels of his successful comic book The Bunker which is being developed for television.

 

 

 

Low_01-1Low #1 by Rick Remender and Greg Tocchini – Image Comics

A beautiful looking comic which is set in a world where the sun is expanding, and scorches the Earth above. Humanity has retreated to the depths of the ocean while looking for an exodus to another world. Painted art by Greg Tocchini compliments Remender’s masterful writing; he’s been on fire lately with success on books such as Deadly Class and Black Science, in addition to several titles at Marvel.

Batman Day at Stadium Comics – TWO Events!

Published by Kevin on July 21st, 2014 - in Comic News, Events, News, Store News
Help Batman celebrate his 75th Anniversary!

Help Batman celebrate his 75th Anniversary!

Batman is celebrating his 75th Birthday this month and we are going to celebrate it in style with TWO separate events at both our mall store and our Sidekick Store!

BATMAN DAY at STADIUM COMICS SHOPPERS WORLD – JULY 23rd 10am-9pm

SPECIAL GUEST
We’re pleased to announce that the incredible MIKE ROOTH will be joining us for his FIRST APPEARANCE at our store! Mike will be available for sketches and commissions. Check out some of his recent work at:http://instagram.com/uncouthrooth Mike will be appearing from 4pm-9pm

MORE Special Guests
We’re happy to welcome back both the DARK KNIGHT (aka Brampton Batman) and AMAZON PRINCESS WONDER WOMAN for photo opportunities from 10am-12pm on Wednesday

FREE STUFF while supplies last:

  • FREE Detective Comics #27 Special Edition Comic Books
  • FREE Batman Bookmarks
  • FREE Batman Masks (4 styles to choose from Detective Comics #27, Batman 1966, The Dark Knight and The New 52)
  • In addition to the free giveaways a limited number of Batman Masks and 75th Anniversary Cape sets will be available for purchase!
LIMITED Batman Screen Print signed and numbered by Vince Sunico

LIMITED Batman Screen Print signed and numbered by Vince Sunico


DOOR CRASHERS

  • BATMAN DEATH MASK MANGA COLLECTED EDITION – ONLY $4.99 (Regular Price $11.99)
  • BATMAN INTERNATIONAL TP – ONLY $9.99 (Regular Price $22.99)

PLUS

  • Exclusive LIMITED edition Batman screen print by artist Vince Sunico available on a first come first serve basis.
  • Regular priced Batman Graphic Novels 20% off US cover price!
  • Recent Batman related back issues buy 2 get 1 FREE!


BATMAN DAY at STADIUM COMICS’ SIDEKICK STORE – JULY 26th 10am-2pm
LOCATION – 2 Bram Court #3, Brampton ON L6W 3R6

SPECIAL GUESTS
We’re pleased to welcome back artists MARVIN LAW and MADDSKETCH who will be selling prints and will be available for sketches and commissions!

FREE STUFF while supplies last:

  • FREE Detective Comics #27 Special Edition Comic Books


DOOR CRASHERS

  • BATMAN MONSTERS TP – ONLY $9.99 (Regular Price $24.99)
  • ABSOLUTE IDENTITY CRISIS HC – ONLY $39.99 (Regular Price $112)


PLUS

  • Hundreds of Batman back issues from the past and present day including tons of key issues. ADDED JUST FOR THIS EVENT! Includes series like Batman, Detective Comics, Robin, Nightwing, Batgirl, Catwoman, Legends of the Dark Knight, and many many more!
  • Hundreds of hardcover and softcover graphic novels up to 75% off!
  • Hundreds of back issue comic books $2 each or take 30 books for $25, lots of All-New Marvel NOW! and DC New 52 books just added!
  • Huge savings on complete comic book sets, mini-series and full series available.


SEE YOU THERE!

June Mystery Box contents revealed!

Published by Kevin on July 16th, 2014 - in Comic News

We recently shipped our June MYSTERY BOXES to the lucky people who decided to participate in the program. It was a huge success! Thanks to everyone who placed their orders.

If you’re interested in participating in July’s Mystery Box, you can place an order for yours today by clicking here!

The best news for those who purchased Mystery Boxes is that, judging by eBay prices, the original value of $19.99 for the box has since SKYROCKETED to around $55 due to the success of the books that we selected. So what did we choose? Have a look!

 

superman_doomed_coverSuperman: DOOMED #1 Signed by Ken Lashley – DC Comics

Superman vs. Doomsday in the early 90s, for better or for worse, was a defining moment in the history of comics. DC looks to make history again this time around with Superman taking on his deadliest foe once again. Believe us – this is MUCH different than the last time they met, and the last few pages of this story will surprise you! Brilliantly illustrated by the legendary Ken Lashley, this comic was signed at our store on May 23, 2014

 

outcast1Outcast #1 by Robert Kirkman and Paul Azaceta – Image Comics

We’d be fools to not include the new book from Robert Kirkman in our Mystery Box. This time the Walking Dead creator takes on the phenomenon of demonic possession and exorcism. Plus it’s an extra sized issue with no ads! If any of the books in this month’s box have a chance of becoming a television or movie property in the future, it’s this one. When Robert Kirkman writes, Hollywood pays attention!

 

 

wicked_divine_omalley_cover_a_pThe Wicked and the Divine #1 by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie, variant cover by Bryan Lee O’Malley – Image Comics
The team that brought us Phonogram and Young Avengers bring us their most anticipated title yet – the story of Gods who re-incarnate themselves into the bodies of young people every century. There’s lots of buzz around this book, especially with the variant cover included here by Scott Pilgrim artist Bryan Lee O’Malley!

 

 

cover of superman 32Superman #32 by Geoff Johns and John Romita Jr. – DC Comics

This is a landmark issue for the Man of Steel. It features new creative team that DC hopes will inject some much-needed excitement into their flagship character. It also marks John Romita Jr’s first regular title with DC Comics! This one is a no-brainer, as many people will be reading this book to see how Johns and Romita Jr do. It’s make or break time for Superman, and we’re betting that they do a fantastic job.

 

 

wonder-woman32Wonder Woman #32 – Bombshell Variant Cover – DC Comics

The Bombshell variants by Ant Lucia being offered by DC Comics have been absolutely stunning, and we believe this cover to be the “crown jewel” in that collection. Wonder Woman is presented in pin-up style, mimicking the famous 1940’s propaganda poster “We Can Do It”.

 

 

 

emptyman1Empty Man #1 by Cullen Bunn and Vanesa R. Del Rey – BOOM Studios

A very creepy release by Boom Studios, and one that has had a lot of people talking! Cullen Bunn is a man on FIRE lately, writing hit books such as The Sixth Gun, Magneto, Helheim, and the Deadpool Kills series of books. So it’s no surprise we were willing to take a gamble on him this time around with Empty Man – a story about a mysterious illness or virus that has been affecting people across the country. After reading the first issue, we’re in for the long haul!

Death of Wolverine #1-4 Pre-Order Packs Available

Published by Kevin on July 6th, 2014 - in Comic News
Regular Cover for Death of Wolverine #1

Regular Cover for Death of Wolverine #1

The Death of one of comics’ most beloved characters is coming THIS SEPTEMBER from Marvel Comics. Stadium Comics has put together this pack to satisfy the collector in you – get the variant covers you NEED to have for this historic event by pre-ordering them now! Death of Wolverine will be a 4 issue series released over 4 weeks in September 2014. Our packs have the best selection of variants available anywhere, including the hard to find MORTAL VARIANT by Ed McGuinness, all the way up to the 1:500 variant! See what’s included in each pack below. Click here to order your pack today. You only have until SUNDAY JULY 13th to place your order!

This is a PRE-ORDER and will ship on completion of the series in SEPTEMBER 2014

About the series:

IT’S THE BEGINNING OF THE END – 3 MONTHS TO DIE ENDS HERE!
• The beginning of the end is now here … THE DEATH OF WOLVERINE!
• THREE MONTHS TO DIE, the loss of Wolverine’s healing factor–all led to this, the single most important X-Men event of the decade.
• Logan has spent over a century being the best there is at what he does…but even the best fade away eventually.
• Over the years, Logan has been a warrior, a hero, a renegade, a samurai, a teacher-and so much more. But now, the greatest X-Men hero will play a role he’s never played before in this special weekly event brought to you by industry superstars Charles Soule and Steve McNiven.
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Pack 1 – $49.99 includes the following TEN comics:

  • DEATH OF WOLVERINE #1
  • DEATH OF WOLVERINE #1 MCNIVEN CANADA VARIANT COVER
  • DEATH OF WOLVERINE #1 YOUNG VARIANT COVER
  • DEATH OF WOLVERINE #1 DEADPOOL MEMORIAL VARIANT COVER
  • DEATH OF WOLVERINE #2
  • DEATH OF WOLVERINE #2 MCNIVEN CANADA VARIANT COVER
  • DEATH OF WOLVERINE #3
  • DEATH OF WOLVERINE #3 MCNIVEN CANADA VARIANT COVER
  • DEATH OF WOLVERINE #4
  • DEATH OF WOLVERINE #4 MCNIVEN CANADA VARIANT COVER

Pack 2 – $174.99 includes the following FOURTEEN comics:

  • DEATH OF WOLVERINE #1
  • DEATH OF WOLVERINE #1 MCNIVEN CANADA VARIANT COVER
  • DEATH OF WOLVERINE #1 YOUNG VARIANT COVER
  • DEATH OF WOLVERINE #1 DEADPOOL MEMORIAL VARIANT COVER
  • DEATH OF WOLVERINE #1 YU 1 IN 50 VARIANT COVER
  • DEATH OF WOLVERINE #1 ROSS 75TH ANNIVERSARY 1 IN 75 VARIANT COVER
  • DEATH OF WOLVERINE #1 QUESADA 1 IN 100 VARIANT COVER
  • DEATH OF WOLVERINE #1 MORTAL VARIANT COVER
  • DEATH OF WOLVERINE #2
  • DEATH OF WOLVERINE #2 MCNIVEN CANADA VARIANT COVER
  • DEATH OF WOLVERINE #3
  • DEATH OF WOLVERINE #3 MCNIVEN CANADA VARIANT COVER
  • DEATH OF WOLVERINE #4
  • DEATH OF WOLVERINE #4 MCNIVEN CANADA VARIANT COVER

Pack 3 – $749.99 includes the following SIXTEEN comics:

  • DEATH OF WOLVERINE #1
  • DEATH OF WOLVERINE #1 MCNIVEN CANADA VARIANT COVER
  • DEATH OF WOLVERINE #1 YOUNG VARIANT COVER
  • DEATH OF WOLVERINE #1 DEADPOOL MEMORIAL VARIANT COVER
  • DEATH OF WOLVERINE #1 YU 1 IN 50 VARIANT COVER
  • DEATH OF WOLVERINE #1 ROSS 75TH ANNIVERSARY 1 IN 75 VARIANT COVER
  • DEATH OF WOLVERINE #1 QUESADA 1 IN 100 VARIANT COVER
  • DEATH OF WOLVERINE #1 ROSS SKETCH 75TH ANNIVERSARY 1 IN 300 VARIANT COVER
  • DEATH OF WOLVERINE #1 QUESADA SKETCH 1 IN 500 VARIANT COVER
  • DEATH OF WOLVERINE #1 MORTAL VARIANT COVER
  • DEATH OF WOLVERINE #2
  • DEATH OF WOLVERINE #2 MCNIVEN CANADA VARIANT COVER
  • DEATH OF WOLVERINE #3
  • DEATH OF WOLVERINE #3 MCNIVEN CANADA VARIANT COVER
  • DEATH OF WOLVERINE #4
  • DEATH OF WOLVERINE #4 MCNIVEN CANADA VARIANT COVER

Captain Canuck Day – Saturday June 28th

Published by Kevin on June 27th, 2014 - in Comic News, Events, Store News
Get this comic FREE at Stadium on Sat June 28th!

Get this comic FREE at Stadium on Sat June 28th!

Join us on the most patriotic of Canadian weekends this Saturday June 28th as we celebrate CAPTAIN CANUCK at our Shoppers World Location!

We’ll be giving away FREE copies of the CAPTAIN CANUCK Canada Day Annual #1 which is packed full of 64 pages of Canadian Content – including TWO unique Captain Canuck stories: one by the original creative team of Richard Comely, George Freeman, and Paul St. Aubin, and a second story by the new creative team of Kalman Andrasofszky, Paul Gardner and Dean Henry!

**THIS COMIC WILL BE LIMITED AND GIVEN ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS, ONE PER CUSTOMER. NO HOLDS OR RESERVES ALLOWED, AND THEY ARE AVAILABLE WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!**

There will also be special limited edition variants of the Captain Canuck Canada Annual available for purchase at $19.99 each.

IN-STORE SPECIALS:
In honour of the Captain and in honour of Canada’s 147th birthday, we’ll have a bunch of in-store specials as well:

  • Save 25% on regular-priced Trade Paperbacks and Hardcovers!
  • Save 15% on regular-priced Action Figures, Toys, and Statues!
  • Buy 2 get 1 FREE on regular-priced back issue comics!

All the offers above exclude new releases from the last two weeks, as well as items on hold.

Here’s the press release from the Captain Canuck Team:

Richard Comely and Fadi Hakim announced the First Captain Canuck Canada Day Annual edition from the Calgary Entertainment Expo on April 24. Production of this first issue is to be completed for late June delivery to public libraries and comic book stores across Canada.

This first edition will include two Captain Canuck adventures along with other features never before included in a comic book. Cover art, poster and story illustration is by Winnipeg based George Freeman and Claude St. Aubin (Raymond, Alberta). This issue marks 33 years since Comely (63), Freeman (62) and St. Aubin (62) have worked together on Captain Canuck.

Creator Richard Comely first published Captain Canuck in May 1975 from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Freeman and St. Aubin came along to assist on the second and third issues before they all moved to Alberta in 1976. Captain Canuck issues 4-14 and the Summer Special were published from Calgary in 1979-80.

Comely later published the Captain Canuck Reborn series (1993 -96) and other Captain Canuck editions after moving to Ontario in 1985. He also illustrated children’s books, greeting cards, storyboarding for film, editorial art and taught drawing after moving to Cambridge Ontario. George Freeman and Claude St. Aubin have illustrated comics for Marvel, DC and other publishers. Comely now lives in Welland Ontario.

Over 2 million copies of Captain Canuck were sold and 28 editions have been published to date. Since 2009, three volumes collecting the original series were published by San Diego based IDW Publishing and have all sold out. Captain Canuck, The Complete Edition is in its second printing.

Comely wrote one of the two feature stories and is Editor-in-chief for the Canada Day Edition. Fadi Hakim, President of Captain Canuck Inc., serves as publisher. Comely and Hakim (42) formed Captain Canuck Inc. in early 2013 to produce animation, comic books and license Captain Canuck merchandise. Comely has also contracted with Minds Eye Pictures to produce a Captain Canuck feature film. Vancouver based Arne Olsen is currently working on the second draft of the screenplay.

The second Captain Canuck adventure in this new annual is written by Paul Gardner and Dean Henry. Paul serves as creative director for Captain Canuck Inc. He and Dean Henry wrote the first Captain Canuck animated web series available online at www.captaincanuck.com

Pop Culture Canada, a listing of cultural events across Canada: a current listing of Canadian comic book stores and comic book conventions are also featured in this 64 page deluxe annual Canada Day edition.

Captain Canuck Cosmos bio-cards, the best of Captain Canuck fan art and a peek at the upcoming Captain Canuck comic book series written and illustrated by Kalman Andrasofszky makes up the balance of the book.

This Captain Canuck Canada Day edition will have a print run of over 50,000 copies and will be made available for free through public libraries and comic book stores across Canada beginning June 28. A limited run variant cover edition and blank cover edition will also be published for Comic book retail store sales.

“Because of the limited print run of this first issue we appreciate that it will become a collectors’ item almost immediately.” says, publisher Fadi Hakim. “We’ll be putting the complete edition online in time for Canada day for everyone who wants to read it, but are unable to get their hands on a printed copy.”

Free Graphic Novel Day – Saturday June 14th!

Published by Kevin on June 3rd, 2014 - in Comic News, Events, News

FGND instagramFree Comic Book Day was so fun this year that we’ve decided that we want to do it all again – with Graphic Novels!

Our 2nd annual Free Graphic Novel Day will be on Saturday June 14th 2014 at our SIDEKICK STORE on 2 Bram Court (Rutherford Rd and Steeles Ave area). It also happens to be the 1st Anniversary of our Sidekick Store’s Grand Opening! Come celebrate with us!

**FREE GRAPHIC NOVELS**
Anyone who makes a purchase at the store that day of ANY amount will receive a FREE graphic novel! Want to know which books we’ll be offering for free? It’s a SECRET! You’ll have to come by the store to find out!

**HUGE SALE**

Pitiful Human Lizard by Jason Loo

Pitiful Human Lizard by Jason Loo

  • Back Issues $3 each or buy 10 books for only $9.99!
  • Wall comics 50% off!
  • Large selection of Graphic Novels up to 75% off – prices as marked
  • An opportunity to get MORE Free books:
    • Spend $25 or more on discounted graphic novels and take a FREE graphic novel of your choice. (Sale value $4.99 or less)
    • Spend $50 or more on discounted graphic novels and take a FREE graphic novel of your choice. (Sale value $11.99 or less)
  • Great deals on complete comic sets and mini series!

**SPECIAL GUESTS**
We’re excited to announce that JASON LOO, creator of Toronto’s own PITIFUL HUMAN LIZARD will be appearing at our store to sign copies of his new book, and to sketch for fans! The Pitiful Human Lizard has taken Canada by storm, and has been a huge success! Follow The Pitiful Human Lizard on Facebook to see recent media articles and interviews about the book from places such as the Globe and Mail, BlogTO, Indie88.1, Edge 102.1, BellTV, and more!

UPDATE – The supremely talented “FROM A HAT” artist collective will be represented at our Free Graphic Novel Day by artists PARIS ALLEYNE, DYLAN BURNETT, and MATT SIMAS!

We’re also told that we may be treated to a special appearance by Brampton’s DARK KNIGHT as well as his friend, making her worldwide debut –  WONDER WOMAN!

More details on the celebration and sale will be made available in the near future keep checking here and http://www.facebook.com/stadiumcomics for more details.

Everything you need to know about Free Comic Book Day on May 3rd!

Published by Kevin on May 2nd, 2014 - in Comic News, Events, News, Store News
Free Comic Book Day is Sat. May 3rd 2014!

Free Comic Book Day is Sat. May 3rd 2014!

We’re putting together a lot of information about Free Comic Book Day here in this one post for easy access to any and all the info you need about our event which happens right here at Stadium Comics on Saturday May 3rd!

Q. What is Free Comic Book Day and why should I visit Stadium Comics on May 3rd?
A. Free Comic Book Day is held on the first Saturday of May every year. Participating comic stores all across North America give away comics for FREE to anyone who enters there store on that day.

Free Comic Book Day is meant to promote and celebrate comic books as great literature for all ages, and a true art form.

Stadium Comics runs one of the largest Free Comic Book Day events in North America. In addition to the free comics, the Brampton, Ontario comic shop brings in several guest artists and creators to sign and sketch for fans. Free Comic Book Day at Stadium is one event that you don’t want to miss!

Q. When is Free Comic Book Day?
A. Free Comic Book Day runs from 9:30am-6pm on Saturday, May 3rd at BOTH of Stadium Comics’ Brampton locations. The MAIN EVENT is at our Shoppers World Store open 9:30am-6:00pm. We are also running the event at our Sidekick Store which will be open 10am-5pm. Here’s our address:

Stadium Comics Shoppers World Mall
499 Main Street S #104
Brampton, Ontario L6Y 1N7
Open 9:30am-6:00pm

Stadium Comics Sidekick Store
2 Bram Court #3 (Rutherford and Steeles area)
Brampton, Ontario L6W 3R6
Open 10am-5pm

Q. Do I need to line up early?
A. In past years, we’ve had free comics well into the afternoon, but it’s hard to predict and the best free comic offerings go early. Also, our DOORCRASHER sale items are very limited, and you’ll want to be there early for those. HELPFUL HINT – the mall generally opens their entrances at 8am!

Q. Who will be attending as guests?
A. We have nearly 30 creators showing up including folks like Ty Templeton, J Torres, Alex Milne, and Adam Gorham! They will be able to sketch and sign books for people in attendance. Visit http://www.stadiumcomics.com/fcbd for all the details!

Q. Can I get them to sign books/sketch for me?
A. Of course! Guests will be happy to sign books. For sketches, please ask the artist in person. Depending on the guest, there may be a fee/donation required for a sketch. Guests will also have merchandise and awesome art prints for sale!

Q. What Books can I have for Free?
A. Great question! We’ve provided this handy little video for you below which shows all of the books that will be available on Free Comic Book Day.

Q. How many comics can I get for Free?
A. We ask that you only take 5 comics per person, and that you not take multiples of issues. Also, and this is important – you must be here in person to pick up the free books, we can’t let you take some for your friend or relative at home. We do this to be fair to the people that have actually come out to show their support, and so that as many people as possible who come to Stadium can enjoy free books!

Q. BIGGEST SALE OF THE YEAR, you say? Give me details!
A. That’s right – it doesn’t get bigger than this! Free Comic Book Day has become like the “Black Friday” of comic book sales. Visit http://www.stadiumcomics.com/fcbd for all the sales details or watch the handy video below!

Q. What about these Doorcrashers?
A. They are amazing, they are awesome, and they are extremely limited! You’ll want to get here early for these guys. Once they’re gone they’re gone. Limit 1 of each doorcrasher per person. No reserves allowed, you must be here in person.

Q. Will there be people dressed up in costume?
A. Yes! Cosplay has become such a huge part of comics culture. Norm Antonio will be here with some friends showing off his latest superhero designs from Heroes in Tights, as will Daniel Goodland and Troy Bowman in their Starwars costumes. We’re also told that twin Poison Ivys will be attending, and many more!. We hope some of YOU show up in costume as well!

Q. How are you doing this all in your tiny store?
A. We kind of take over the mall on FCBD. The doorcrashers, sale items, and free comics will be in our store. The artists will be in our artist alley in front of our store in the hallway. We are also taking over the Staples Court for additional artists and guests, as well as additional items for sale!

Q. What else can we expect on Free Comic Book Day?
A. Aside from the free comics, awesome deals, and the chance to chat with or get a sketch from some of the most talented artists working in comics today – we’ll have  balloons for the kids, photo ops, and people dressed up in superhero costumes!

Q. I have a question you didn’t answer!
A. Feel free to leave a comment and we’ll answer your question below.

SEE YOU ALL ON FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!

Free Comic Book Day is May 3rd 2014!

Published by Kevin on April 18th, 2014 - in Events, Store News
Free Comic Book Day is Sat. May 3rd 2014!

Free Comic Book Day is Sat. May 3rd 2014!

Saturday May 3rd 9:30am-6pm at Stadium Comics Shoppers World!

Free Comic Book Day returns to Stadium Comics on Saturday May 3rd – and we’re holding one of the LARGEST events in North America, right here in Brampton! It’s our most action-packed day of the year!

==FREE COMICS==
Free Comic Book Day is held annually on the first Saturday in May. On that day, Stadium Comics will give away THOUSANDS of FREE COMICS to anyone who comes into the store that day, no strings attached! Those of you who have attended a Free Comic Book Day before know how awesome it is. For those who haven’t attended yet: just wait till you see what we have in store for you! The video below contains all the free comics that will be available on May 3rd.

==GUEST CREATORS==
In addition to the Free Comics, we’re known for bringing out some fantastically talented comic book creators to sign and sketch in our Artists’ Alley. This year we will have artists in front of our store, as well as in the huge STAPLES COURT adjacent to our store! It’s going to be the biggest collection of comic artists and writers the mall has ever seen! Joining us will be:

  • Ty Templeton – artist for Batman ’66, The upcoming Batman ’66/Green Hornet Crossover, Ult. Spider-Man, and MANY more!
  • Alex Milne – artist on several Transformers books for IDW
  • J. Torres – writer on Teen Titans Go!, Batman Brave and the Bold, Avatar: The Last Airbender, and MANY more! Edited True Patriot Vol 1 and 2
  • Adam Gorham – penciler on Teuton, True Patriot, inker on X-Files/TMNT Conspiracy, Zero, and Secret Avengers
  • Shaun Hatton – Host/TV Presenter on G4TV’s EP Daily and Reviews on the Run, Rumble from Cybertronic Spree
  • Paris Alleyne – From a Hat
  • Jahnoy Lindsay – From a Hat
  • Jamal Pryce Campbell – From a Hat
  • Ricky Lima – Black Hole Hunter’s Club, Deep Sea, Monstrosity
  • Shane Heron – Black Hole Hunter’s Club, Monstrosity
  • Vince Sunico – Spent Pencils
  • Dave Edwards – Spent Pencils
  • Lidia Mejia-Figliomeni – Spent Pencils
  • Andrea Macfarlane – Spent Pencils
  • Alvaro Cruz – Spent Pencils
  • Nicholas R. Lukic – Spent Pencils
  • Tea Medeiros – Spent Pencils
  • George Todorovski – The Bear Stories
  • Rene Vriends – The Bear Stories
  • Marvin Law – Kronk, Monstrosity
  • Phil McClorey – Kronk, Monstrosity, Horror in the West
  • Maddsketch – Captain Zinc
  • Dyl Kloepfer – Loonie Bin Comics, Munchsters
  • Sam Noir – Heady Mental, Munchsters
  • Rina Rozsas – Cerebus Low Society, Heady Mental
  • Rebecca Bakels Murphy – Identity Productions
  • Damien Murphy – Identity Productions

==COSPLAY!==

There will be lots of great cosplayers on hand as well to take pictures with! Why not come in costume yourself? We’ll have a professional photographer on hand to take your picture, and we’ll be holding a costume contest! Details coming soon.

==HUGE SALE==

We take pride in bringing the BEST Free Comic Book Day sales and discounts to you each and every year. As you will see below, this year is no exception. You can also check out the video posted here for all the details!

FCBD 2014 DOOR CRASHERS at STADIUM SHOPPERS WORLD

We’ve worked hard over the past year to bring you some amazing deals! These Door Crashers are EXTREMELY limited, and will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. Because of the very limited nature of these items, we are restricting customers to one of each pack while supplies last. You can buy multiple packs, but only one of each pack.

ANT MAN MOVIE PREP PACK
Regular approx. $50 NOW ONLY 19.99! A savings of $30
Marvel’s Ant Man is set to hit the big screen in July 2015. Here’s your chance to find out a whole bunch about Dr. Hank Pym. Save big while you make sure you’re for the movie!

  • ANT-MAN SEASON ONE PREM HC
  • AVENGERS MANY FACES OF HENRY PYM TP

JOSS WHEDON ASTONISHING X-MEN COLLECTION
Reg. Approx $66 NOW ONLY $19.99 – a savings of $46!
Joss Whedon = screenwriter, director, producer, composer, actor and also comic book author! Get his EPIC X-Men run in its entirety collected in these 2 paperbacks for one super low price!

  • ASTONISHING X-MEN WHEDON CASSADAY ULT COLL TP BOOK 01
  • ASTONISHING X-MEN WHEDON CASSADAY ULT COLL TP BOOK 02


CAPTAIN AMERICA RETURNS PACK
Reg. Approx $97 NOW ONLY $19.99 – a savings of $77!

  • CAPTAIN AMERICA ROAD TO REBORN TP
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA REBORN TP
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA TWO AMERICAS TP
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA BY ED BRUBAKER TP VOL 01
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA BY ED BRUBAKER TP VOL 02

CARNAGE PACK
Reg. Approx $57 NOW ONLY $19.99 – a savings of $37!

  • SPIDER-MAN MAXIMUM CARNAGE TP
  • CARNAGE USA TP

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN – SPIDER ISLAND PACK 
Reg. Approx $83 NOW ONLY $19.99 – a savings of $63!

  • SPIDER-MAN SPIDER-ISLAND TP
  • SPIDER-MAN SPIDER-ISLAND COMPANION TP
  • AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #666 STADIUM COMICS EXCLUSIVE VARIANT


YOUNG AVENGERS PACK
Reg. Approx $72 NOW ONLY $19.99 – a savings of $52!

  • AVENGERS CHILDRENS CRUSADE TP
  • YOUNG AVENGERS ULTIMATE COLLECTION TP

DAREDEVIL BY FRANK MILLER PACK
Reg. Approx $100 NOW ONLY $24.99 – a savings of $76!

  • DAREDEVIL BY MILLER JANSON TP VOL 01
  • DAREDEVIL TP BORN AGAIN
  • DAREDEVIL TP MAN WITHOUT FEAR
  • ELEKTRA ASSASSIN TP


THOR COMPLETE JMS PACK
Reg. Approx $56 NOW ONLY $19.99 – a savings of $56!

  • THOR BY J MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI TP VOL 01
  • THOR BY J MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI TP VOL 02
  • THOR BY J MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI TP VOL 03


COMPLETE 1602 EPIC PACK
Reg. Approx $61 NOW ONLY $19.99 – a savings of $41!

  • MARVEL 1602 TP
  • MARVEL 1602 TP NEW WORLD FANTASTICK FOUR
  • MARVEL 1602 TP SPIDER-MAN

GREEN LANTERN REBIRTH ACTION FIGURE GIFT SETS
Reg. $55 NOW ONLY $9.99 – a savings of $40!

  • Includes Green Lantern Rebirth TP
  • Hal Jordan Action Figure
  • Sinestro Action Figure

NEW 52 FUTURE’S END PRE-ORDER PACKS

Stadium Comics Reg. Retail Price = $169.00 (all 52 issues)

Get the whole Year!

  • Door Crasher price = $119.99, You save $50, almost 30% off, it’s like getting 15 issues for FREE!

Get half a Year!

  • Door Crasher price = $64.99, You save $20, almost 25% off, it’s like getting 6 issues for FREE!


STADIUM COMICS EXCLUSIVE VARIANT PACK
WITH COMPLETE SET OF FCBD 2014 BOOKS – $23.99

  • Buy a set of selected Stadium Comics Variant covers, get all FCBD 2014 books for FREE!
STORE-WIDE SALES ALL DAY at STADIUM SHOPPERS WORLD 9:30am-6:00pm
  • First 25 people get a FREE Stadium Tote Bag with Bonus Giveaways!
  • First 100 people get a $20 coupon for future purchase of $100 or more (to be used after May 3rd)
  • 20% off US COVER PRICE on reg-price Hardcovers and Trade Paperbacks
  • 50% off Back Issues or get 25 for $29.99
  • Up to 80% off Discounted Hardcovers and TPBs, prices as marked
  • 20% off Statues and Action Figures
  • 50% off Variant Cover Comics
  • Posters 2 for $15 or 3 for $20
  • T-Shirts – selected designs at $10 each

==SIDEKICK STORE==
For the first time ever, our Free Comic Book Day event will be spread over BOTH our stores! We’ll have all kinds of special offers and discount at our Sidekick Store at 2 Bram Court. You’ll definitely want to hit up both stores. Our Sidekick Store will be open from 10am-5pm

STORE-WIDE SALES ALL DAY at our SIDEKICK STORE (2 Bram Court) 10am-5pm
  • MORE Free Comics not available at Stadium Shoppers World
  • FREE Flash Rings
  • FREE Flashpoint Buttons
  • FREE Stadium Comics/Aspen Comics Exclusive Variant with each purchase!
  • THOUSANDS of discounted graphic novels and hardcovers, prices as marked!
  • HUGE selection of $1 comics
  • 50% of rare and variant comics

 

==KEEP WATCHING FOR UPDATES!==
MORE DETAILS COMING SOON!

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For public and media inquiries into Stadium Comics’ Free Comic Book Day, please contact the event organizers at:

Stadium Comics
499 Main Street South #104
Brampton, Ontario L6Y 1N7
905-451-3751
email: info@stadiumcomics.com twitter: @stadiumcomics

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