Nov
21
to Nov 22

Doomsday Clock Release @ 11:57PM

At 3 minutes to midnight, East Side Mags will blow the doors off the place with DC Comics newest event/special/series/extravaganza called DOOMSDAY CLOCK!  Maybe you heard about it?

If not, this series is going to ROCK the comics world.  Not up to date on DC Rebirth?  IT DOESN'T MATTER!  According to Geoff Johns at NYCC 2017, you don't need to read DC Rebirth (although you should cuz it's dope!).  All you need to read (if you want) is WATCHMEN!!!

What happens with Superman?  Dr. Manhattan? Ozymandias? Lex Luthor? How are they intertwined?  What's the relevance?  Who's coming back from the dead and who's dying? You'll have to read it to find out!

Join us and get a copy (or copies) of Doomsday Clock #1, some sweet giveaways and a special surprise in honor of Jeff's birthday (it's 11/22 if you wondering). :)

See you all here for the festivities!

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Nov
25
10:00 AM10:00

Small Business Saturday

The holiday season is officially here!  While everyone is polishing off their leftover turkey and stuffing, we're all thinking the same thing - SH*T! Did I get my holiday shopping done?  Well - have no fear!  East Side Mags is HERE with some awesome holiday news and deals for YOU - the people!

Alexia Veldhuisen - artist extraordinaire and Kubert School graduate - will be here sketching for customers!  Do you have an artist or art fan in your life?  This is the PERFECT gift - the gift of original art! Pick a blank cover and included in the purchase is a FREE pencil sketch.  But wait - there's more!  You can upgrade to black & white inks and/or full color (or buy a commission) and pay the additional charge to the artist directly!  That means you get a piece of original art, you've supported your local comic shop AND you've supported a local artist ALL IN ONE SHOT!  Happy holidays to EVERYONE (literally).

We're also having an awesome SALE on tons of merchandise throughout the store! For ONE DAY ONLY - we're giving you:

20% off the following items:

  • Trade paperbacks
  • Hardcovers
  • Action Figures
  • Novelty Items
  • Select Wall books

plus you can get 50% off:

  • Bin back issues
  • Statues

and as always we've got our dollar comics special - get 12 for $10 or 25 for $20!

Finally - we'll have a really awesome Batman/Harley Quinn coloring station that's FREE for kids or really anyone who wants to join in!  We're having the coloring station in part with Montclair Center BID's AMEX Small Business Saturday Passport program!  Pick up your passport on Church St. in Montclair on 11/25 and take it to participating businesses and get stamps.  Once your stamps are collected, you are eligible to enter to win a ton of great prizes from a ton of local Montclair businesses!  To get our stamp, all you need to do is color in an awesome Batman or Harley picture!  It also makes a really great gift too!

Last - we'll have our famous dollar raffles!  Raffle prizes will get listed on our Facebook page so LIKE US today and get all the updates!

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Dec
2
7:00 PM19:00

Cosplay Karaoke

Cape Swoosh Productions and East Side Mags present Cosplay Karaoke!

Ever want to see Batman sing David Bowie? Now’s your chance!

Come down to your friendly neighborhood comic book shop in costume as your favorite character and have some fun singing classics with your fellow geeks.

We’ll have prizes for the top 3 cosplays and a SPECIAL PRIZE for the best singer/performance.

Cosplay Karaoke starts at 7pm on Saturday, December 2nd!

Excelsior!

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Nov
19
1:00 PM13:00

Commander Cup Season 1 (Week 8)

Welcome to the East Side Mags Commander Cup: Season 1!

For 8 weeks, beginning October 1st - we'll be playing Commander as part of an 8 week tournament we're calling the Commander Cup: Season 1!

If you have a Commander deck, entry fee is $5 per week.  If you don't, you can buy a pre-made Commander deck from us - getting you FREE entry into the tournament with purchase that day - then pay $5 each additional week.

1st place each week will win (2) booster packs of choice.  Everyone else gets to pick (1) random card from our Magic Blind Box as a participation prize.

Meanwhile, we will track EVERY PLAYER'S POINTS through the 8 weeks.  At the end of all 8 weeks, we tally up the points and whoever has the most points get their name on the EAST SIDE MAGS COMMANDER CUP TROPHY (photo coming soon)!  The COMMANDER CUP CHAMPION also gets FREE ENTRY to COMMANDER CUP SEASON 2!!!*

*You do NOT have to be here all 8 weeks but you only get points when you show up and play.  If you can make it for all 8 weeks - great!  If not, it's totally OK.  You can miss a week here and there and not be counted out - it will, however, affect your ability to get maximum points.

The 8 dates for the Commander Cup are as follows:

  • October 1 (Week 1)
  • October 8 (Week 2)
  • October 15 (Week 3)
  • October 22 (Week 4)
  • October 29 (Week 5)
  • November 5 (Week 6)
  • November 12 (Week 7)
  • November 19 (Week 8)

Think you have what it takes to be the Commander Cup Champion?  Show us what you got!

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Nov
19
10:00 AM10:00

NJ Comic Expo

New Jersey Comic Expo is an annual event held at the New Jersey Convention & Exposition Center each Fall. It's a celebration of comic books and pop culture that showcases the exceptional works of talented writers, artists, illustrators and creators of all types of pop culture.

Join East Side Mags at the show!  We'll have dollar comics, discounted trades and hardcovers, wall books and some surprises!

Joining us at the show are some truly awesome friends and creators like:

For tickets and more info, check out NJ Comic Expo's website.

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Nov
18
10:00 AM10:00

Local Comic Shop Day 2017

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Just in time for the holidays - it's LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY 2017! 

We're super excited to be a part of this awesome celebration and we can't wait for everyone to join us!

This year - there are a TON of great exclusives that are ONLY available at participating comic shops!  There are special variant covers for a bunch of single issues, some really awesome exclusive hard covers and even a Mighty Morphin Blind box, a WWE print and a Calexit bandana!  Check out the pics!

In addition, we are happy to host one of the hardest working indie artists we know (and we know a bunch) - Mr. Chris Campana!  Chris will be here starting first thing at 10AM until about 3PM!  Just look at the amazing work this guy does! Come by and get a rad sketch from Chris and support a local artist in your favorite local comic shop!

Since this is our 3rd LCSD, we're also digging up all the other LCSD exclusives we still have in stock - ALL OF WHICH are available for 50% OFF!  That's right! Did you miss the Space Riders HC? How about the hard cover of Dr. Strange - The Oath? Still looking for that Avengers Marques variant?  Come on by and get it with a HEAVY DISCOUNT!

You can also stock up early on some awesome comics!  For local comic shop day, we're giving you 20% off ALL BACK ISSUES and 10% ALL TRADES AND HARD COVERS!  Don't forget we've got dollar comic deals and a 3 for $25 on regularly priced FUNKO POPS!

See you all for the celebration!

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Nov
12
1:00 PM13:00

Commander Cup Season 1 (Week 7)

Welcome to the East Side Mags Commander Cup: Season 1!

For 8 weeks, beginning October 1st - we'll be playing Commander as part of an 8 week tournament we're calling the Commander Cup: Season 1!

If you have a Commander deck, entry fee is $5 per week.  If you don't, you can buy a pre-made Commander deck from us - getting you FREE entry into the tournament with purchase that day - then pay $5 each additional week.

1st place each week will win (2) booster packs of choice.  Everyone else gets to pick (1) random card from our Magic Blind Box as a participation prize.

Meanwhile, we will track EVERY PLAYER'S POINTS through the 8 weeks.  At the end of all 8 weeks, we tally up the points and whoever has the most points get their name on the EAST SIDE MAGS COMMANDER CUP TROPHY (photo coming soon)!  The COMMANDER CUP CHAMPION also gets FREE ENTRY to COMMANDER CUP SEASON 2!!!*

*You do NOT have to be here all 8 weeks but you only get points when you show up and play.  If you can make it for all 8 weeks - great!  If not, it's totally OK.  You can miss a week here and there and not be counted out - it will, however, affect your ability to get maximum points.

The 8 dates for the Commander Cup are as follows:

  • October 1 (Week 1)
  • October 8 (Week 2)
  • October 15 (Week 3)
  • October 22 (Week 4)
  • October 29 (Week 5)
  • November 5 (Week 6)
  • November 12 (Week 7)
  • November 19 (Week 8)

Think you have what it takes to be the Commander Cup Champion?  Show us what you got!

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Nov
12
10:00 AM10:00

Clifton NJ Comic Show

Join East Side Mags and dozens of other awesome vendors for the Clifton NJ Comic Show from Pug Productions!

10am-4pm

Comics ranging from Golden Age to Modern Age, discount toys, trades and hard covers as well as the ever-coveted dollar comic boxes!  Specials, give-a-ways and MORE!

Check us out at the Clifton Community Rec Center at 1232 Main Ave, Clifton, NJ 07011

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Nov
5
1:00 PM13:00

Commander Cup Season 1 (Week 6)

Welcome to the East Side Mags Commander Cup: Season 1!

For 8 weeks, beginning October 1st - we'll be playing Commander as part of an 8 week tournament we're calling the Commander Cup: Season 1!

If you have a Commander deck, entry fee is $5 per week.  If you don't, you can buy a pre-made Commander deck from us - getting you FREE entry into the tournament with purchase that day - then pay $5 each additional week.

1st place each week will win (2) booster packs of choice.  Everyone else gets to pick (1) random card from our Magic Blind Box as a participation prize.

Meanwhile, we will track EVERY PLAYER'S POINTS through the 8 weeks.  At the end of all 8 weeks, we tally up the points and whoever has the most points get their name on the EAST SIDE MAGS COMMANDER CUP TROPHY (photo coming soon)!  The COMMANDER CUP CHAMPION also gets FREE ENTRY to COMMANDER CUP SEASON 2!!!*

*You do NOT have to be here all 8 weeks but you only get points when you show up and play.  If you can make it for all 8 weeks - great!  If not, it's totally OK.  You can miss a week here and there and not be counted out - it will, however, affect your ability to get maximum points.

The 8 dates for the Commander Cup are as follows:

  • October 1 (Week 1)
  • October 8 (Week 2)
  • October 15 (Week 3)
  • October 22 (Week 4)
  • October 29 (Week 5)
  • November 5 (Week 6)
  • November 12 (Week 7)
  • November 19 (Week 8)

Think you have what it takes to be the Commander Cup Champion?  Show us what you got!

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Oct
29
1:00 PM13:00

Commander Cup Season 1 (Week 5)

Welcome to the East Side Mags Commander Cup: Season 1!

For 8 weeks, beginning October 1st - we'll be playing Commander as part of an 8 week tournament we're calling the Commander Cup: Season 1!

If you have a Commander deck, entry fee is $5 per week.  If you don't, you can buy a pre-made Commander deck from us - getting you FREE entry into the tournament with purchase that day - then pay $5 each additional week.

1st place each week will win (2) booster packs of choice.  Everyone else gets to pick (1) random card from our Magic Blind Box as a participation prize.

Meanwhile, we will track EVERY PLAYER'S POINTS through the 8 weeks.  At the end of all 8 weeks, we tally up the points and whoever has the most points get their name on the EAST SIDE MAGS COMMANDER CUP TROPHY (photo coming soon)!  The COMMANDER CUP CHAMPION also gets FREE ENTRY to COMMANDER CUP SEASON 2!!!*

*You do NOT have to be here all 8 weeks but you only get points when you show up and play.  If you can make it for all 8 weeks - great!  If not, it's totally OK.  You can miss a week here and there and not be counted out - it will, however, affect your ability to get maximum points.

The 8 dates for the Commander Cup are as follows:

  • October 1 (Week 1)
  • October 8 (Week 2)
  • October 15 (Week 3)
  • October 22 (Week 4)
  • October 29 (Week 5)
  • November 5 (Week 6)
  • November 12 (Week 7)
  • November 19 (Week 8)

Think you have what it takes to be the Commander Cup Champion?  Show us what you got!

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Oct
28
10:00 AM10:00

Halloween ComicFest 2017

Who loves Halloween more than East Side Mags?  It's the Free Comic Book Day of the Fall season!

Join us for an amazing time!  We've got FREE COMICS ALL DAY (while supplies last) from a dozen publishers like DC Comics, Marvel, IDW, Dark Horse and more including titles like Hellboy, Pokemon, Archie, Casper the Friendly Ghost, Batman, Thor and so many more!!!

We've also got guest artists joining us to sketch and sketch and sketch! 

Nick Justus will be here.  Nick is an Indie comic artist for the title Mantasy (available right here in the shop) and a sketch card artist for Topps Walking Dead Evolution, Star Wars Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Star Wars Masterworks and Star Wars: The Last Jedi trading cards.  He's also a sketch card artist for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 and Marvel Premier 2017 from Upper Deck!

Joining Nick is Dave Fowler.  Dave is also a sketch card artist for Topps working on Walking Dead and Star Wars!  He's worked on Terminator 2 and more!  Just check out this promo image!!!  

Nick and Dave will be here from 1pm until 8pm sketching for customers!  Buy a sketch cover, get a free basic sketch.  For inks and/or full color, there's an additional charge but you pay the artist directly - so you're supporting local artists AND your favorite comic shop at the same time!  Not to mention you get a totally original work of art!  It's WIN-WIN-WIN!!!

Did someone say dollar raffles? YOU BET! We'll have some awesome prizes available.  Tickets are $1 each and you can buy as many as you want and throw em at any prize you want!  We'll have some cool Halloween themed prizes so stay tuned for the announcements!!!

Last - did we mention FREE COMICS ALL DAY (while supplies last)?

Oh yeah - our costume contest!  Come in your costume and/or cosplay to enter into this FREE CONTEST for everyone - kids, adults, aliens, zombies - we can't wait to see you in your Halloween best!  Prizes to be announced soon!

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Oct
24
4:30 PM16:30

Montclair Library Anime Event

Join East Side Mags at the Montclair Public Library at 4:30pm on October 24th for a special screening of Ghost in the Shell and an introduction to Japanese anime film by lecturer Erik Jacobson.

Erik Jacobson (Montclair State University) leads a discussion of Ghost in the Shell to understand the futuristic world inhabited by the characters and its implicit message for our contemporary society. The film, itself, is about a female cyborg agent who along with the Internal Bureau of Investigations is investigating “The Puppet Master,” a mysterious and threatening computer virus capable of infiltrating human hosts.

This event includes cosplay in partnership with Eastside Mags.

This program is part of Montclair State University’s Roboto-San: The Contrasting Visions of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics in Japanese & Western Cultures. This series was made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Additional support has been provided by Montclair Public Library, Montclair Historical Society, Clifton High School Robotics, Montclair Society of Engineers, and Montclair TV34.

For more information, call 973-744-0500 ext. 2235.

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Oct
22
1:00 PM13:00

Commander Cup Season 1 (Week 4)

Welcome to the East Side Mags Commander Cup: Season 1!

For 8 weeks, beginning October 1st - we'll be playing Commander as part of an 8 week tournament we're calling the Commander Cup: Season 1!

If you have a Commander deck, entry fee is $5 per week.  If you don't, you can buy a pre-made Commander deck from us - getting you FREE entry into the tournament with purchase that day - then pay $5 each additional week.

1st place each week will win (2) booster packs of choice.  Everyone else gets to pick (1) random card from our Magic Blind Box as a participation prize.

Meanwhile, we will track EVERY PLAYER'S POINTS through the 8 weeks.  At the end of all 8 weeks, we tally up the points and whoever has the most points get their name on the EAST SIDE MAGS COMMANDER CUP TROPHY (photo coming soon)!  The COMMANDER CUP CHAMPION also gets FREE ENTRY to COMMANDER CUP SEASON 2!!!*

*You do NOT have to be here all 8 weeks but you only get points when you show up and play.  If you can make it for all 8 weeks - great!  If not, it's totally OK.  You can miss a week here and there and not be counted out - it will, however, affect your ability to get maximum points.

The 8 dates for the Commander Cup are as follows:

  • October 1 (Week 1)
  • October 8 (Week 2)
  • October 15 (Week 3)
  • October 22 (Week 4)
  • October 29 (Week 5)
  • November 5 (Week 6)
  • November 12 (Week 7)
  • November 19 (Week 8)

Think you have what it takes to be the Commander Cup Champion?  Show us what you got!

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Oct
20
6:00 PM18:00

Fall Art Walk 2017

East Side Mags and Montclair Center are excited to bring you another amazing Art Walk!

Come by East Side Mags on Friday, October 20th and meet Kim Shady and Melissa Casale!

Kim "Shady" Griffin - Kim Griffin has been a freelance artist under the name Kim Shady since 2010 when she left the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. Over the past five years she's done everything from airbrushed illustrations and acrylic paintings to wood burning and photography for a varying array of clients. Her art has been featured in Garden State Skate magazine and was also showcased on the cover of Belmar NJ Magazine. She has created pieces for businesses all over New Jersey.

Melissa Casale comes from Cedar Grove, NJ and is an accomplished artist making 3-Dimensional wall art.  She'll be bringing a bunch of one-of-kind pieces based on comic and pop culture properties like Punisher, Walking Dead, Batman, Superman and more!  All of her items are handmade and unique!  

The Art Walk is from 6pm-9pm and takes place all across Montclair Center - East Side Mags is just ONE stop!  Take advantage of all the businesses showcasing local art and be sure to drop by ESM and say hi to Kim and Melissa!

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Oct
15
1:00 PM13:00

Commander Cup Season 1 (Week 3)

Welcome to the East Side Mags Commander Cup: Season 1!

For 8 weeks, beginning October 1st - we'll be playing Commander as part of an 8 week tournament we're calling the Commander Cup: Season 1!

If you have a Commander deck, entry fee is $5 per week.  If you don't, you can buy a pre-made Commander deck from us - getting you FREE entry into the tournament with purchase that day - then pay $5 each additional week.

1st place each week will win (2) booster packs of choice.  Everyone else gets to pick (1) random card from our Magic Blind Box as a participation prize.

Meanwhile, we will track EVERY PLAYER'S POINTS through the 8 weeks.  At the end of all 8 weeks, we tally up the points and whoever has the most points get their name on the EAST SIDE MAGS COMMANDER CUP TROPHY (photo coming soon)!  The COMMANDER CUP CHAMPION also gets FREE ENTRY to COMMANDER CUP SEASON 2!!!*

*You do NOT have to be here all 8 weeks but you only get points when you show up and play.  If you can make it for all 8 weeks - great!  If not, it's totally OK.  You can miss a week here and there and not be counted out - it will, however, affect your ability to get maximum points.

The 8 dates for the Commander Cup are as follows:

  • October 1 (Week 1)
  • October 8 (Week 2)
  • October 15 (Week 3)
  • October 22 (Week 4)
  • October 29 (Week 5)
  • November 5 (Week 6)
  • November 12 (Week 7)
  • November 19 (Week 8)

Think you have what it takes to be the Commander Cup Champion?  Show us what you got!

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Oct
8
1:00 PM13:00

Commander Cup Season 1 (Week 2)

Welcome to the East Side Mags Commander Cup: Season 1!

For 8 weeks, beginning October 1st - we'll be playing Commander as part of an 8 week tournament we're calling the Commander Cup: Season 1!

If you have a Commander deck, entry fee is $5 per week.  If you don't, you can buy a pre-made Commander deck from us - getting you FREE entry into the tournament with purchase that day - then pay $5 each additional week.

1st place each week will win (2) booster packs of choice.  Everyone else gets to pick (1) random card from our Magic Blind Box as a participation prize.

Meanwhile, we will track EVERY PLAYER'S POINTS through the 8 weeks.  At the end of all 8 weeks, we tally up the points and whoever has the most points get their name on the EAST SIDE MAGS COMMANDER CUP TROPHY (photo coming soon)!  The COMMANDER CUP CHAMPION also gets FREE ENTRY to COMMANDER CUP SEASON 2!!!*

*You do NOT have to be here all 8 weeks but you only get points when you show up and play.  If you can make it for all 8 weeks - great!  If not, it's totally OK.  You can miss a week here and there and not be counted out - it will, however, affect your ability to get maximum points.

The 8 dates for the Commander Cup are as follows:

  • October 1 (Week 1)
  • October 8 (Week 2)
  • October 15 (Week 3)
  • October 22 (Week 4)
  • October 29 (Week 5)
  • November 5 (Week 6)
  • November 12 (Week 7)
  • November 19 (Week 8)

Think you have what it takes to be the Commander Cup Champion?  Show us what you got!

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Oct
8
10:00 AM10:00

Clifton NJ Comic Show

Join East Side Mags and dozens of other awesome vendors for the Clifton NJ Comic Show from Pug Productions!

10am-4pm

Comics ranging from Golden Age to Modern Age, discount toys, trades and hard covers as well as the ever-coveted dollar comic boxes!  Specials, give-a-ways and MORE!

Check us out at the Clifton Community Rec Center at 1232 Main Ave, Clifton, NJ 07011

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Oct
7
10:00 AM10:00

One Thousand Days

Can you believe it?  We've been open for 1000 days. 

That's 2.737907 years. 

Or 142.857143 weeks. 

Or 24,000 hours. 

1,440,000 minutes. 

86,400,000 seconds. 

That's a long time.  But we're not done and we're not going anywhere!  We're just stoked to have hit this milestone and we couldn't have done it without YOU!

So to say thanks for the memories and look to the future as everyone's favorite comic shop - we're giving stuff away!

Spend $5 - get a FREE EAST SIDE MAGS STICKER*

Spend $25 - get a FREE EAST SIDE MAGS TOTE BAG*

Spend $50 - get a FREE EAST SIDE MAGS T-SHIRT*

Spend $100 - get a FREE EAST SIDE MAGS HOODIE*

*Cannot be combined with any other offer.  Price tier is determined after any discounts and before tax is applied.  All items while supplies last.

We can't thank everyone enough for all the support over the last few years.  We hope to be here for many years to come and if the last few are any indication - we look forward to seeing all of you for decades to come!

From Team ESM - thank you and much love!!!

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Oct
1
1:00 PM13:00

Commander Cup Season 1 (Week 1)

Welcome to the East Side Mags Commander Cup: Season 1!

For 8 weeks, beginning October 1st - we'll be playing Commander as part of an 8 week tournament we're calling the Commander Cup: Season 1!

If you have a Commander deck, entry fee is $5 per week.  If you don't, you can buy a pre-made Commander deck from us - getting you FREE entry into the tournament with purchase that day - then pay $5 each additional week.

1st place each week will win (2) booster packs of choice.  Everyone else gets to pick (1) random card from our Magic Blind Box as a participation prize.

Meanwhile, we will track EVERY PLAYER'S POINTS through the 8 weeks.  At the end of all 8 weeks, we tally up the points and whoever has the most points get their name on the EAST SIDE MAGS COMMANDER CUP TROPHY (photo coming soon)!  The COMMANDER CUP CHAMPION also gets FREE ENTRY to COMMANDER CUP SEASON 2!!!*

*You do NOT have to be here all 8 weeks but you only get points when you show up and play.  If you can make it for all 8 weeks - great!  If not, it's totally OK.  You can miss a week here and there and not be counted out - it will, however, affect your ability to get maximum points.

The 8 dates for the Commander Cup are as follows:

  • October 1 (Week 1)
  • October 8 (Week 2)
  • October 15 (Week 3)
  • October 22 (Week 4)
  • October 29 (Week 5)
  • November 5 (Week 6)
  • November 12 (Week 7)
  • November 19 (Week 8)

Think you have what it takes to be the Commander Cup Champion?  Show us what you got!

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Sep
30
1:00 PM13:00

Dummie Comics Signing

East Side Mags, in partnership with Dummie Comics, is proud to bring you a local writer/artist signing like NO OTHER!  Be the first to get your hands on a copy of Manifesto #2 from Dummie Comics!

Manifesto is the story of police officer Greg Wolfman. After taking down a Mexican drug cartel, and exposing officers in his own department being on the take, he comes home to find his family murdered. It's then he's Forced to go rogue and he's hell bent on revenge! 

Kalani Caraballo is a Writer/ Somewhat artist based out of Kearny, New Jersey. He has been producing and writing comics since early 2016. Titles such as Home, Manifesto, and most recently, his superhero story Pistol Grip. Along with his fiancé Chrissy Torres, Run and operate their company Dummie Comics Inc. "Bring some ..... I got a story to tell"- Biggie

Frank Castro is an illustrator based in New Jersey. He has been freelancing for the last 4 years and has worked on the titles Bossman and Blood is Thicker for Donkey Bonnet Comics, Polar Bear Zombie for Polar Bear Comics and most recently Manifesto for Dummie Comics. He once lost all paperwork confirming his identity and had to reclaim the documents. It was like the Bourne Identity but way more boring. He can be contacted through his website at www.knifefortress.com or on various dark web message boards.

Frank will be sketching for customers.  The signing will take place from 1pm-6pm!  Come on out and support a local writer and artist and their amazing, self-published comic book!

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Sep
24
6:00 PM18:00

Ixalan Prerelease Game 3

East Side Mags is giving you the chance to check out all the amazing cards from Ixalan - the newest set from Wizards of the Coast's Magic the Gathering set - during an amazing pre-release event!!!

Game starts at 6pm!

$25.99 (+tax) to play which gets you a pre-release pack to use in the sealed tournament.  

The pre-release pack includes:

  • 6 Ixalan booster packs
  • 1 Randomized, date-stamped, premium promo card, drawn from any rare or mythic in the set
  • 1 spindown life counter

Email Jeff@EastSideMags.com to confirm your spot and pre-register for the event.  Space is LIMITED so register now so you don't miss a single moment!

For prize support, we will be throwing in booster packs, card sleeves, maybe some binders - who knows?  Prizes are awarded to the Top 8.  More prize information will be forthcoming!

Game on!

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Sep
24
1:00 PM13:00

The Dark Crystal: The Ultimate Visual History

Join Caseen Gaines for a signing of The Dark Crystal: The Ultimate Visual History at East Side Mags, located at 7 South Fullerton Avenue in Montclair, New Jersey, on Sunday, September 24. Caseen will be there from 1:00-5:00pm.

For a sneak peek at The Dark Crystal: The Ultimate Visual History, visithttps://io9.gizmodo.com/a-look-inside-the-definitive-book-on-bringing-the-dark-1796466091

For more information about Caseen Gaines, visit www.facebook.com/caseengaines

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Sep
23
7:00 PM19:00

Ixalan Prerelease Game 2

East Side Mags is giving you the chance to check out all the amazing cards from Ixalan - the newest set from Wizards of the Coast's Magic the Gathering set - during an amazing pre-release event!!!

Game starts at 7pm!

$25.99 (+tax) to play which gets you a pre-release pack to use in the sealed tournament.  

The pre-release pack includes:

  • 6 Ixalan booster packs
  • 1 Randomized, date-stamped, premium promo card, drawn from any rare or mythic in the set
  • 1 spindown life counter

Email Jeff@EastSideMags.com to confirm your spot and pre-register for the event.  Space is LIMITED so register now so you don't miss a single moment!

For prize support, we will be throwing in booster packs, card sleeves, maybe some binders - who knows?  Prizes are awarded to the Top 8.  More prize information will be forthcoming!

Game on!

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Sep
23
12:00 PM12:00

FamilyFest 2017

FREE!

Crane Park at the 

Corner of Glenridge and Greenwood Aves, behind Lackawanna Plaza in Montclair, NJ

East Side Mags will have Harley Quinn and Batman coloring pages in honor of HARLEY QUINN DAY (in store) plus tons of comics for only $1 and $5 T-Shirts!

A family friendly event in our newly renovated Crane Park! Vendors and kid-centric activities for children and adults alike. Bring the whole family – there is bound to be something for everyone!

Activities:

·       Facepainting & tattoos

·       Scavenger Hunt

·       Minecraft Mania Open Play

·       Brain bending puzzles

·       Cupcake decorating

·       Sidewalk chalk drawing

·       Brain Bender Puzzles

·       Make healthy snacks, decorate cupcakes

·       And so much more . . .

Sponsors: Montclair Learning Center & The Little Gym of Montclair

Vendors:
Amazing Escape Room Montclair
Bella Princess
Catherine Russell Home
Communities Promoting Animal Welfare
Decorated Interiors
Dirt & Noise
East Side Mags
French Institute Alliance Francaise
Fusion Academy Montclair
Geyer Family Branch of the YMCA
Glamour and Glitz
Glen Ridge Taekwon-do
Integrated Health of Montclair
Java Love Coffee
Junior League of Montclair-Newark
Kona Ice of NJ
KYSS
L3 Academy
Laptop Upcycle
Little Hot Dog Wagon
Little Nest Portraits
Mana Terra
MFEE – Montclair Foundation for Excellance in Education
Mom-N-Tot Nutrition
Montclair Learning Center – Sponsor
Montclair Pediatric Dental
Oh my Balm!
Philly Pretzel Factory
Programs for Parents/Montclair
Rain Lily
Sunrise Cathering
Tableleghome
The Little Gym of Montclair – Sponsor
Uptown Art Montclair

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Sep
23
10:00 AM10:00

Harley Quinn Day

Harley Quinn is taking over Batman Day this year!  Come by East Side Mags and celebrate all things Batman, er, I mean HARLEY QUINN.  

We've got Kubert School artists, Batman, er, I mean HARLEY QUINN raffles, free give-a-ways and more surprises in store!

Meet Brian Benjamin.  Brian is a Queens based artist who is currently at his final year at the Kubert School, with dreams of becoming DC's top artist.

Joining Brian is Dillon Snook.  Dillon was born and raised in New Jersey, and has recently decided to dive headfirst into the business of comic art. He is a student entering his final year at the Kubert School, equal parts nervous and eager to get out into the business. Heavily influenced by comic artists and fine artists alike (John Singer Sargent, Jorge Zaffino and Alex Toth to name a few…), Dillon has been drawing since he can remember, mostly to compete with the attention his older brother and fellow artist got when creating. Above all, he just wants to deliver some high quality sketch covers for people who love Harley Quinn.

And to top it all off - Rusty Gladd will be joining us as well!  Rusty is from Northern New Jersey and a third-year student of the Kubert School, where he studies comic book art alongside his friend Brian Benjamin and their talented classmates. He's inspired by Old masters such as Wally Wood and Al Williamson, and modern artists Tony Moore, Scott Koblish, and Ryan Ottley to name a few. Upon graduation at the Kubert School, Rusty will be pursuing a career in comics.

Brian, Dillon and Rusty will be here from 1pm-6pm.  Buy a sketch cover, get a FREE pencil sketch.  You can also upgrade to inks and/or full color for an additional charge - paid DIRECTLY to the artist!  Support your comic shop and local artists at the same time!

We've got FREE copies of three (3) different Harley Quinn comics that will be available!  Customers that come by for Harley Quinn Day can choose from the following free comics (while supplies last):

BATMAN DAY 2017 SPECIAL EDITION #1 reprints BATMAN #16, the first chapter of "I Am Bane," written by Tom King with art by David Finch. This issue's cover art is by Ryan Sook and features Batman and Harley Quinn in an homage to THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS #1.  This issue also includes a new, three-page original story written by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti with art by Bret Blevins! (Rated T)

 

HARLEY QUINN BATMAN DAY 2017 SPECIAL EDITION #1 reprints HARLEY QUINN #11, the first chapter of "Joker Loves Harley," written by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti with art by John Timms and a cover by Amanda Conner. (Rated T+)

 

DC SUPER HERO GIRLS BATMAN DAY 2017 SPECIAL EDITION #1 features a chapter of the upcoming all-ages original graphic novel DC SUPER HERO GIRLS: OUT OF THE BOTTLE, starring Harley Quinn and written by Shea Fontana with art by Marcelo DiChiara and Agnes Garbowska and a cover by Yancey Labat. (All Ages)

We've also got HARLEY QUINN herself who will be stopping by!  Come meet Harley and take pics with her, ask her about Poison Ivy, the Joker, that time she narrowly got away from Batman himself or even what that awful acid tastes like - EW!  She'll be hanging out from 1pm-5pm!

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Sep
23
12:01 AM00:01

Ixalan Prerelease Game 1

East Side Mags is giving you the chance to check out all the amazing cards from Ixalan - the newest set from Wizards of the Coast's Magic the Gathering set - during an amazing pre-release event!!!

Game starts at 12:01am for our MIDNIGHT RELEASE!  PLEASE NOTE: This event will happen just after midnight between FRIDAY, 9/22 and Saturday, 9/23.

$25.99 (+tax) to play which gets you a pre-release pack to use in the sealed tournament.  

The pre-release pack includes:

  • 6 Ixalan booster packs
  • 1 Randomized, date-stamped, premium promo card, drawn from any rare or mythic in the set
  • 1 spindown life counter

Email Jeff@EastSideMags.com to confirm your spot and pre-register for the event.  Space is LIMITED so register now so you don't miss a single moment!

For prize support, we will be throwing in booster packs, card sleeves, maybe some binders - who knows?  Prizes are awarded to the Top 8.  More prize information will be forthcoming!

Game on!

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Sep
16
to Sep 17

Heroes & Villains Fan Fest

Heroes & Villains Fan Fest is here and it's a great opportunity for all those signature seekers, collectible finders and overall fans of all the super-shows to meet and hang out with their favorite stars!

Featuring stars from the hit shows Arrow, Flash, Gotham, Agents of SHIELD and more!  You can check out the full list here!

Well - East Side Mags will also be there with a ton of great specials like dollar comics, discounted trades and hardcovers, POP vinyls and MORE!  Some of the stuff you can even get signed by stars like Stephen Amell (Arrow), Ming-Na Wen (Agents of SHIELD), Caity Lotz (Legends of Tomorrow) and so many more!!!

Check out the main site for more info since they seem to announce new stuff every week!

Hope to see you all there!

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Sep
10
10:00 AM10:00

Clifton NJ Comic Show

Join East Side Mags and dozens of other awesome vendors for the Clifton NJ Comic Show from Pug Productions!

10am-4pm

Comics ranging from Golden Age to Modern Age, discount toys, trades and hard covers as well as the ever-coveted dollar comic boxes!  Specials, give-a-ways and MORE!

Check us out at the Clifton Community Rec Center at 1232 Main Ave, Clifton, NJ 07011

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Sep
9
10:00 AM10:00

How Was Your Summer Vacation?

It's the FINAL DAY of our Back to School promo event and it's the most fun you'll have all summer!

Come by East Side Mags and buy something - ANYTHING - and we'll donate 10% off that total sale to MFEE!

We'll also have a FREE coloring station where kids can come in and draw "How I Spent My Summer Vacation" pictures that we'll hang up in the shop and blast out on our social media!  PLUS - you get to hang out and meet Brigid Allanson - Kubert School graduate and teacher for our very own Learn to Draw Comics class!  Draw with Brigid and learn more about our Saturday classes - even get $10 off admission when you sign up that day!

Last, we'll have $1 raffles from Marvel, DC Comics and more!  Stay tuned to our Facebook page for prizes and other announcements!

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Aug
29
to Sep 9

Back To School with ESM

East Side Mags and Montclair Center want to make sure your back to school season is SUPER!

Take advantage of sales and promos all around town from August 28-September 9!  

Come by East Side Mags between August 29th and September 9th and get 50% OFF ALL BIN BACK ISSUES!!!  That's right.  50% OFF!  If it's bagged, boarded and in the bins (or under them in drawer boxes), then they are 50% OFF!!!

We've also got $5 t-shirts!  Did we stutter?  We said $5 t-shirts (while supplies last, does not include ESM branded t-shirts)!!!

Don't forget to check out our discounted toy table!  We've got Star Wars Hero Masher 2-packs for $15, $8 POP Vinyl figures and MORE!!!

East Side Mags is proud to support education and our community.  We are especially proud to announce that if you shop at East Side Mags between August 29th and September 9th, we will be donating 10% off our overall sales to MFEE!  You can also drop off your own donations to MFEE right here and we'll include it when we send out donation in as well!

In addition to that, we're also collecting the following items for the Human Needs Food Pantry:

  • Backpacks
  • Binders
  • Filler paper
  • Calculators

You can drop these items off at our store and we'll bring them to where they need to go!

And as always, East Side Mags love helping out Toni's Kitchen in Montclair - getting healthy food to families that need it! You can drop off food donations at ANY TIME, right here in our shop and we'll get it to Toni's Kitchen ASAP!

Welcome back students!

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Aug
26
1:00 PM13:00

Destiny, NY comes to ESM

Pat Shand is coming to East Side Mags and he's bringing his newest book - Destiny, NY - with him!

About Destiny, NY:  Set in a version of New York City where magic is a real and accepted part of life, Logan McBride struggles to find purpose. She was the subject of an incredible prophecy when she was a child, but fulfilled her foretold destiny when she was just thirteen. Now in her twenties, Logan navigates through graduate school for Prophecy Kids while searching for her place in a world that tells her sheʼs already finished. Slice-of-life romance and drama meets the mysterious intrigue of urban fantasy in the first volume of this brand new graphic novel series by author Pat Shand (Guardians of the Galaxy, Robyn Hood) and Manuel Preitano (Wonderland, Goddess Inc).

About Pat: PAT SHAND writes comics (Destiny NY, Vampire Emmy, Clonsters) and novels (Iron Man, Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy). He runs Space Between Entertainment, a publisher of graphic novels and other content. Pat lives in New York with his wife Amy and their army of cats.

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