Blogs | Local Comic Shop Day® - What is that all about?

Keith | 11/17/2015 12:56 am


Imagine trying to describe what Free Comic Book Day is to anyone before you had been to one.  Now you know the fun we are having with Local Comic Shop Day, because while no one has experienced it yet, we know enough details about it that we are so excited to be hosting activities that day.  So you get you up to speed with the info, let's get started with a Frequently Asked Questions (questions you didn't even know to ask yet because it is so new for everyone).

What is Local Comic Shop Day®?
Local Comic Shop Day® (LCSD) was created by retailers (specifically ComicsPro members, which includes those that created the original Free Comic Book Day) as a day to celebrate the collectibility of our business and the local aspect where we all got our start.  To quote the main site (www.localcomicshopday.com)...

"Local Comic Shop Day® is a new event conceived and implemented by ComicsPRO comic book specialty retailers to call attention to locally owned independent comic book specialty stores, celebrating their unique and vital role in being the primary fire-starters of pop culture. Pop Culture begins in your Local Comic Shop!"

Modeled after the successful Record Store Day, we are trying to create a day which focuses on local shops gives the collectors a treat with exclusive items and limited print runs.  Stores like us are encourage to extend the event into more, and that is why we are tying our sales for the weekend to the day.

Is every store participating in Local Comic Shop Day®?
No, store had the option to sign up for the event.  Her in the Denver Metro area, only 3 stores will have the LCSD items for sale (ourselves, Time Warp Comics in Boulder and 5280 Comics in Littleton).  We are very happy to be a part of it.

"Limited Items"? Does that mean there will be enough?
There are 20 items available exclusively for LCSD, 7 of those items have specific print runs (example All New Wolverine #1 was limited to 500 copies total).  Those items will be offered for purchase only through a raffle system.  The remaining items will be available on a first-come, first-served basis starting when we open that day.  Customers are limited to 1 per item and there will be no exceptions (part of the thought behind the day is to connect with the customers, not those reselling the items, so the limits will be strictly enforced).

How are you doing the raffle system?
There are several ways to receive raffle tickets for the items...

  • Just for coming in on LCSD, you get 1 raffle ticket
  • For every $10 you spend on either Friday or Saturday, you get 1 raffle ticket.
  • If you are a hold slot member, for every $10 you spend on Wednesday, you get 1 raffle ticket.
  • If you wish to purchase additional raffle tickets, they are available for $1 each.
Each limited item will have it's own raffle.  You can pick which item you want to put your ticket in for.  Then we will draw names after we close on Saturday, and if your name is picked you will have the next day to confirm you want the item and will be in to purchase it.  If you pass, then we will pull another name each night and continue the process.

If I win the raffle, I don't get the item for free?
No.  All of these items are very limited, and still must be purchased.  But the best news is, that none of the raffle items are being sold for more than cover price.  Yes, a 1 of 500 variant is only $4.99!  Please see the items below for their prices.

What about the price on the other items?
The non-raffle items are still limited, but were produced in higher quantities.  So those items are either $1 more than cover price or cover price.  This is a great deal for variants and limited items.

So what items are available?
In this first year, 20 items are available exclusive to LCSD.  They are...

List of Limited Items Available for Local Comic Shop Day

The following items are only available for purchase if your name is pulled during the raffle.

All New Wolverine #1
Bengal Sketch Variant

(Limited to 500 Copies)
$4.99
2 Copies for Raffle

Back to the Future #1
LCSD Variant

(Limited to 2500 Copies)
$3.99
8 Copies for Raffle
Bitch Planet Hard Cover
Bitch Planet
Hard Cover
(Limited to 750 Copies)

$50.00
3 Copies for Raffle

Book of Death Fall of Harbinger #1 LCSD Edition
Book of Death Fall of Harbinger #1
LCSD Variant

(Limited to 1000 Copies)
$3.99

3 Copies for Raffle

Jughead #1 LCSD Variant
Jughead #1
LCSD Variant

(Limited to 750 Copies)

$3.99
2 Copies for Raffle

Luminae Line Art Edition
Luminae
Line Art Edition

(Limited to 500 copies)
$9.99

2 Copies for Raffle


Shield #1 LCSD Variant
Shield #1
LCSD Variant

(Limited to 500 Copies)
$3.99

2 Copies for Raffle



The following items are limited 1 per person.

All New All Different Avengers #1 LCSD Variant
All New, All Different Avengers #1
LCSD Variant

$5.99
Black Mask Boxed Set
Black Mask Box Set
$39.99
Call of Duty Black Ops III #1 LCSD Variant
Call of Duty Black Ops III #1
LCSD Variant

 $4.99
Dark Knight III Master Race #1 LCSD Variant
Dark Knight III Master Race #1
LCSD Variant

$6.99
Exodus the Life After #1 LCSD Variant
Exodus The Life After #1
LCSD Variant

$10.99
Hangman #1 LCSD Variant
Hangman #1
LCSD Variant

$4.99
Invader Zim Treasury Edition
Invader Zim
Treasury Edition

$14.99
Klaus #1 LCSD Variant
Klaus #1
LCSD Variant

$4.99
Project Nemesis #2 Marrero LCSD Variant
Project Nemesis #2
Marrero LCSD Variant

$4.99
Rick and Morty Treasury Edition 
Rick & Morty
Treasure Edition

$14.99
 Space Rider Hard Cover LCSD Edition
Space Rider Hard Cover
LCSD Edition

$24.99
 We Can Never Go Home Hard Cover LCSD Edition
We Can Never Go Home Hard Cover
LCSD Edition

$24.99
   
 Welcome to Showside #1 Saltel LCSD Variant
Welcome to Showside #1
Saltel LCSD Variant

$4.99
Wrath of the Eternal Warrior #1 LCSD Variant 
Wrath of the Eternal Warrior #1
LCSD Variant

$4.99
 

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