The selection of this year’s Local Comic Shop Day exclusive items has been severely allocated. Most shops, including ours, received only a tiny portion of the items ordered for the event. There are 3 books in particular that were allocated down to only 1 or 2 copies:
Marvel Knights #1 Exclusive Variant: 2 copies
Green Lantern #1 Foil Variant: 1 copy
Blackbird #1 Foil Variant: 1 copy
Since we have received many requests for these items, we feel the best way to handle these limited items will be to have 3 separate silent auctions. We will have a sign up sheet posted next to each of these items on Saturday. If you’d like to bid on the item, you would write your name, phone number, and how much you would like to bid on the auction sheet. Then others may join in and bid higher in increments of $1.00.
The final bids will be taken at 7:45pm on Saturday November 17th. Since we have 2 copies of Marvel Knights #1, we will take the top two highest bidders.
50% of all proceeds for the silent auctions will be submitted as an online donation to the Wounded Warrior Project.
The other exclusive items are not as limited as the above ones and will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. For the full list of items, please check here: http://localcomicshopday.com/unique-items/
**ALSO** we have made an arrangement with Jamaica Hospital in Queens to donate some kid-friendly comic books for the children’s ward. If you have any kid-appropriate comics you’d like to donate, please feel free to bring them by this weekend and we will include them in our donation!
We’ve got some last minute talent added to our Local Comic Shop Day festivities this weekend!!
In addition to local artist, Tom Velez, appearing from 2-7pm taking commissions and selling art, we will also have the following two appearances this weekend: Keith Williams on Saturday and Bob McCleod on Sunday!
Local Comic Shop Day is Saturday, November 17th, and Royal Collectibles is an official participating store!
There will be several exclusive and limited edition items and variant covers only available to participating stores across the country. Check out the list of available items below:
Items are very limited and subject to allocation, so if there’s something you’ve got your eye on, be sure to arrive at opening on Saturday, November 17th!
We will also be announcing sales and specials for Local Comic Shop Day in addition to the exclusive items, so keep an eye out for future posts and social media updates!
Batman Day is Saturday, September 15th this year! We will be posting some specials and sales soon, but we just wanted to let you know about 2 awesome local artists who will be appearing at our shop for Batman Day!
AJ Morrone and Michael DeNicola will be doing FREE pencil sketches with the purchase of a blank comic cover. Colors/inks available for an extra fee.
Check out their work here and follow the on Instagram @sonic_ninja and @michaeldenicola!