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Wednesday, March 03, 2010

New FCBD t-shirts are here!

Now in stock--- and ready for you to become a human billboard for the comics' event of the year!

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY t-shirts are here. Specially priced at just $7.99 each while supply lasts (adult sizes M-L-XL-XXL).



Monday, February 22, 2010

An Artifact from Days Gone By

Take a look at this.

It's a photo of an old bag--- literally!--- from the defunct Comics & Comix chain of comic book stores that was big in Northern California going back to the early '70s.

The bag was part of a collection of comics I bought today at Flying Colors from a woman who, like I did, frequented Berkeley's Telegraph Avenue location of Comics & Comics those decades ago.

Maybe it was a bad business decision on my part to buy the box of comics in which I found this bag. There was nothing rare or very valuable... there was some fun stuff, including early Savage Sword of Conan, Secret Six, Doctor Spektor from Gold Key and random other titles, including the infamous Giant-Size Man-Thing... (easily the comic book with the worst title ever from any comic publisher!).

Honestly, the bag made the deal for me... hit the pic for a larger view and you'll see a very cool Bobby London illustration featuring many classic comic and strip characters (including Popeye, of course, something London is much more famous for than drawing comic book store bags!).

It's just a bag, but it hit me that the store it came from was partially responsible for my continuing affection for the rich American art-form of comics and for my wanting to be in this business. I'm fortunate to be to able to call former Comics & Comix partners Bud Plant, Dick Swan and the late John Barrett friends of mine... these guys were among those who laid the groundwork for all comic book retailers who came after them.

I'm very proud of Flying Colors and my place in the comics' biz, but it's goofy little things like that old C&C store bag that remind me I'm still standing on the shoulders of the giants who came before me.



Saturday, February 13, 2010

Cool Stuff On the Way!

Arriving at Flying Colors on Wednesday February 17!

BLACKEST NIGHT Series 3 Action Figures!

DEADPOOL Logo T-Shirt!

SILVER SURFER "Solar Logo" T-Shirt!

BATMAN: Black & White statue by Marshall Rogers!

KING AROO Hardcover!

LOGAN's RUN #1 !

KICK ASS Premier Hardcover!

BLACKEST NIGHT: Flash #3, GREEN LANTERN #51, GREEN LANTERN CORPS #45... and more than 100 other titles!

...and need we say "MORE!"



Thursday, February 04, 2010

New Silver Age Toon Tumblers Are Here!

Twelve new Silver Age Marvel styles of TOON TUMBLERS are now in stock at Flying Colors!

Come and get 'em!



Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Flying Colors Retailing Brigade Picks of the Week!

Each week at Flying Colors, our soon to be illustrious staff members each make a "Pick of the Week" for good reading and fun. here's the list for the new stuff hitting the racks on Wednesday January 27, 2010.

FlyCoJoe: FANTASTIC FOUR #575 (the Hickman/Eaglesham creative team is really doing some fun stories on this title)

Mike: AFRODISIAC Graphic Novel (taking visual and script cues from "Blaxploitation" movies and comics of the '70s, this AdHouse Books entry may this week's coolest under-the-radar release.)

Andy: GREEN LANTERN #50 (Blackest Night continues to create excitement!)

Marty: THE WIZARD's TALE (Kurt Busiek and David Wenzel's Tolkienesque graphic novel is awesomely re-mastered in an over-sized hardcover from IDW.)

Libby: THE BEATLES EXPERIENCE trade paperback (did you know Libby actually saw the Beatles live--- twice!? How could she not pick this one?)

Lots of other great stuff in store on Wednesday when we're open 11AM-8PM.