Apr
7
5:00 pm17:00

Ladies Night Out SUPER Selfie Station

Join us for Ladies Night Out in Montclair, NJ on April 7th from 5pm-9pm!

We're happy to offer some really SUPER information on Women in comics - writers, artists, characters, industry professionals and MORE! We've got tons of great books from Wonder Woman, Supergirl and Batgirl to Black Panther - World of Wakanda which focuses on Black Panther's badass female bodyguards the Dora Milaje, Lumberjanes (a comic about a group of Girl Scouts) and more!

We're also offering a SUPER selfie-station where you can snap a selfie with your favorite super hero logos - Wonder Woman, Supergirl and Batgirl!  Use the hashtag - #montclaircenter!

Can't wait to see you all soon!

Apr
9
1:00 pm13:00

Womens Empowerment Signing

East Side Mags - along with Montclair Center - are celebrating women and everything they do that makes this world amazing!  Montclair Center has a whole week of fantastic and empowering events taking place.  You can check out all the great events here.

East Side Mags is no different.  In fact, we aim to show you how impactful women are in the comics community!  And to prove that, we are bringing in some of the most amazing women we could find (and know personally):

Meet Amy Chu.  Amy is an amazing writer and has skyrocketed to new heights in the comics industry!  She's most recently known for her work on Poison Ivy: The Cycle of Life & Death (the first ever solo Poison Ivy comic series) and her work on KISS comics out through Dynamite Entertainment.  She's also worked on titles for publishers like DC Comics, Marvel, IDW, Valiant and Dynamite.  Not only that, but she's the co-founder of Alpha Girl Comics!

Meet Michelle Delecki.  Michelle paints and draws beautifully!  Her work is gorgeous and her attention to detail is unparalleled.  She's a painter, illustrator and a guitarist.  She loves 80s metal, violent 80s and 90s action movies with car chases and explosions and loves to laugh!  She most recently worked on an indie title called Axcend which was about video games intersecting and affecting the real world!  An amazing tale and you can check out her beautiful work here!

Meet Brigid Allanson.  Brigid is a graduate of the Kubert School in Dover, NJ and a seriously talented artist!  She works as a freelance artist and graphic designer AND teaches East Side Mags' own Learn to Draw Comics Class on Saturday mornings! Brigid's work includes YIIK - an indie video game - as well as a Kickstarter for an upcoming video game slated to be available on PC, PS4, PSVita and Unity called Hush-Hush 229.  She's brought her talent to conventions all over including but not limited to Garden State Comic Fest, NYC Special Edition and more!  You can check out her work here.

The event will take place from 1pm-4pm on Sunday, April 9th.  The perfect end to a week of empowering women and a bright future for women everywhere!

Apr
15
1:00 pm13:00

Magic Open House Amonkhet

Set to occur the Saturday before Amonkhet Prerelease, this new event encourages casual fun for new players and easy, league-style Standard play with a participation promo reward.

On Saturday, April 15, players of all levels are welcome to come together to learn and play Magic, say farewell to Aether Revolt, and look ahead to the next exciting release—Amonkhet.

New players will be introduced to the game and welcomed into our Magic community with learn-to-play sessions, using the Welcome Decks that will be provided. Veteran players are encouraged to join the fun by bringing a friend or helping to teach new players.

Culminate your day with a casual Standard event that encourages new players to test their new decks and meet the community. Players who bring a friend are rewarded with a promo card! 

Admission is $5 per person

Apr
22
12:01 am00:01

Amonkhet Prerelease Game 1

East Side Mags is giving you the chance to check out all the amazing cards from Amonkhet - 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, 4/21 and Saturday, 4/22.

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

The pre-release pack includes:

  • 6 Amonkhet 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!

Apr
22
1:00 pm13:00

Amonkhet Prerelease Game 2

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

Game starts at 1pm for our Game 2 prerelease event!  

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

The pre-release pack includes:

  • 6 Amonkhet 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!

Apr
23
10:00 am10:00

Flemington Spring Comic Book Show

Come hang out with us at an amazing local comic show in Flemington, NJ!

 

Location:

Flemington Elks Lodge #1928

165 State Route 31, Flemington, NJ 08822

Admission : $3.00, Children 12 and under are free.

First 100 people will receive a free 5 comic book pack. There will also be chances to win show cash and door prizes. 

Cosplay contest. 1ST place $35, 2ND place $25, 3RD place $15. 1st thru 3rd place will receive show cash, to spend with any vendors or artists. Everyone that enters the cosplay contest will win a prize.

There will be golden to modern age comics, graphic novels/trades, Funko pops, action figures, Magic the Gathering cards, comic book pictures, miniature standups, local artists and more. Will update page as more vendors get tables.

Make sure you come out and say hi!  We'll also have dollar comics, $10 trade paperbacks and hard covers and some FREE GIVEAWAYS!

Apr
23
11:00 am11:00

Amonkhet Prerelease Game 3

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

Game starts at 11am for our Game 3 prerelease event!  

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

The pre-release pack includes:

  • 6 Amonkhet 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!

Apr
29
Apr 30

East Coast Comic Con

East Coast Comic Con is coming and East Side Mags will be there - BIG TIME!

Come check out our giant booth (we know it's not about the size) and our massive selection (again with the size - ugh) of dollar comics, reduced price trades and hard covers, wall books and so much more!  We'll even have some surprises for people who come by our booth and give-a-ways too!

Here are some other awesome reasons to come check out East Coast Comic Con:

Arthur Adams - Marvel artist who worked on Longshot (1985), Fantastic Four, Classic X-Men, Incredible Hercules and Hulk.  He also worked on Action Comics (DC), Authority, Godzilla King of Monsters and Red Sonja!

Ken Lashley - artist who worked on titles such as (but not limited to) Excalibur, JLA, The Flash, Green Lantern, Black Panther and Age of Apocalypse!

George Perez - Who can count how many comics George Perez has worked on?  Certainly not us but here's a sampling of titles:  New Teen Titans, Crisis on Infinite Earths, Wonder Woman, New Titans, Superman, Infinity Gauntlet - see where we're going with this? 

Lost In Space cast - Angela Cartwright (Penny), Mark Goddard (Don West), Marta Kristen (Judy) and Bill Mumy (Will Robinson) will ALL BE THERE!  DANGER!  DANGER!

Tony Todd - He played Zoom on CW's Flash TV series!  

Daniel Logan - he played young Boba Fett in the Star Wars Prequel Attack of the Clones!

This Con is AWESOME and you can score tickets here while supplies last!

See you all there!

May
7
11:00 am11:00

Magic League Amonkhet (Week 1)

What's Magic League?

Magic League is a new four-week program for fun, on-demand Magic play, at any skill level.

Players build 30-card minimum deck from three booster packs, and then each week (and after 3 losses) have the option to add another booster pack to their card pool.

Magic League: Amonkhet runs on the following dates:

Week 1: Sunday, May 7, 2017 (three initial boosters)

Week 2: Sunday, May 14, 2017 (additional booster)

Week 3: Sunday, May 21, 2017 (additional booster)

Week 4: Sunday, May 28, 2017 (additional booster)

Basically, this event works like a draft but instead of passing the packs, you have to build your deck from the 3 packs provided during Week 1 (Sunday, May 7th).

Then, each following week, you bring your deck back and we give you an additional booster pack to pump up your existing deck!

Entry fee is $14 for Week 1 and $5 each for Week 2, Week 3 and Week 4!

May
14
11:00 am11:00

Magic League Amonkhet (Week 2)

What's Magic League?

Magic League is a new four-week program for fun, on-demand Magic play, at any skill level.

Players build 30-card minimum deck from three booster packs, and then each week (and after 3 losses) have the option to add another booster pack to their card pool.

Magic League: Amonkhet runs on the following dates:

Week 1: Sunday, May 7, 2017 (three initial boosters)

Week 2: Sunday, May 14, 2017 (additional booster)

Week 3: Sunday, May 21, 2017 (additional booster)

Week 4: Sunday, May 28, 2017 (additional booster)

Basically, this event works like a draft but instead of passing the packs, you have to build your deck from the 3 packs provided during Week 1 (Sunday, May 7th).

Then, each following week, you bring your deck back and we give you an additional booster pack to pump up your existing deck!

Entry fee is $14 for Week 1 and $5 each for Week 2, Week 3 and Week 4!

May
21
11:00 am11:00

Magic League Amonkhet (Week 3)

What's Magic League?

Magic League is a new four-week program for fun, on-demand Magic play, at any skill level.

Players build 30-card minimum deck from three booster packs, and then each week (and after 3 losses) have the option to add another booster pack to their card pool.

Magic League: Amonkhet runs on the following dates:

Week 1: Sunday, May 7, 2017 (three initial boosters)

Week 2: Sunday, May 14, 2017 (additional booster)

Week 3: Sunday, May 21, 2017 (additional booster)

Week 4: Sunday, May 28, 2017 (additional booster)

Basically, this event works like a draft but instead of passing the packs, you have to build your deck from the 3 packs provided during Week 1 (Sunday, May 7th).

Then, each following week, you bring your deck back and we give you an additional booster pack to pump up your existing deck!

Entry fee is $14 for Week 1 and $5 each for Week 2, Week 3 and Week 4!

May
28
11:00 am11:00

Magic League Amonkhet (Week 4)

What's Magic League?

Magic League is a new four-week program for fun, on-demand Magic play, at any skill level.

Players build 30-card minimum deck from three booster packs, and then each week (and after 3 losses) have the option to add another booster pack to their card pool.

Magic League: Amonkhet runs on the following dates:

Week 1: Sunday, May 7, 2017 (three initial boosters)

Week 2: Sunday, May 14, 2017 (additional booster)

Week 3: Sunday, May 21, 2017 (additional booster)

Week 4: Sunday, May 28, 2017 (additional booster)

Basically, this event works like a draft but instead of passing the packs, you have to build your deck from the 3 packs provided during Week 1 (Sunday, May 7th).

Then, each following week, you bring your deck back and we give you an additional booster pack to pump up your existing deck!

Entry fee is $14 for Week 1 and $5 each for Week 2, Week 3 and Week 4!


Mar
25
1:00 pm13:00

Love is Love Signing / Fundraiser

East Side Mags is and has always been community focused.  When we heard that an anthology was coming out to support the victims and survivors of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida on June 12, 2016 - we were beside ourselves with anticipation.  Not only because the comic community had gotten together to put together an amazing collection of original stories to support those affected but also that we already knew so many people involved in the book!  We also believe that, well, love is love and it doesn't matter who it is, what gender/religion/ethnicity/background you carry with you, everyone is entitled to the amazing feeling of being loved and loving someone!

So, in an East Side Mags first-ever event, we are hosting more talent on one day than ever before to drive the point home that violence and hatred can't silence the power of love! 

We are extremely happy to host:

We'll have copies of the Love is Love anthology for sale as well as copies of some other books that these fine comic professionals have worked on that you can get signed and/or sketched on!

To culminate the day, we at East Side Mags are committed to helping those in need and will be donating 5% of our total days' sales to Equality Florida (www.eqfl.org).

We look forward to seeing everyone and even more so to spreading the love!

Mar
24
6:00 pm18:00

Modern Masters 2017 Draft

Modern Masters 2017 came out on 3/17 and if you haven't checked out the awesome cards, get over for THIS EVENT!

We're drafting Modern Masters!

$40 entry

6pm start time

SPECIAL prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places with a SPECIAL random door prize for those who don't place in the Top 3!

See you all soon! Game on!

Mar
11
1:00 pm13:00

Signing - Erica Schultz & Anthony Marques

East Side Mags is SUPER happy to welcome back the amazingly talented Erica Schultz and master artist Anthony Marques for signing full of great comics, wall worthy art and maybe even some baked goods!

Erica Schultz is a comic book writer, letterer, and editor best known for her work with Dynamite Entertainment on the Swords of Sorrow series, Revenge for Marvel Comics, her participation in DC Comics' first Writers Workshop, and her creator-owned crime series, M3 with Vicente Alcázar. She's currently writing the relaunch of Charmed drawn by Maria Sanapo for Dynamite Entertainment and 12 Devils Dancing, a creator owned book with Dave Acosta.

Anthony Marques is a freelance cartoonist and Associate Editor for Dynamite Entertainment. A 2011 graduate of The Kubert School in Dover, NJ, freelance assignments include work for IDW, Dynamite, Dark Horse, and DC Comics.  

You can follow him on Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/anthonymmarques/

Twitter: @AnthonyMMarques

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheAnthonyMarques/

The signing will take place from 1pm-5pm on March 11th!  We'll have copies of Erica's new Charmed series and various other comics, trades and hardcovers that she worked on along with a variety of covers and other books that Anthony has worked on!  Anthony will also be sketching for customers and we'll have some blank covers available for him to deface as well!

Can't wait to see everyone here!  (Erica might bring some cool recipes with her too! Try the Potato Pie! It's to die for!) ;)

Mar
4
1:00 pm13:00

Ridgewood Library Comic Con

East Side Mags is PROUD to team up with our friends at the Ridgewood NJ Public Library for a unique event!  Join us on March 4th from 1pm-4pm and meet a bunch of amazing all-ages comic book artists and writers, get copies of their work, get them signed! and hang out with cosplayers, other artists and comic book fans!

Gamers Paradise will also have a Nintendo Switch available for everyone to check out!

There's also face painting, a photo booth and arts & crafts for the entire family!

Don't forget to come in your costume or cosplay!  There will be a Cosplay Contest too!

Comic writers and artists include:

Mark Mariano

Mark Mariano is a Harvey Award Nominated cartoonist from New Jersey. He's an Adventure Time cover artist, a contributor to Aw Yeah Comics!, The Sakai Project from Dark Horse, and Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream. His self-published work includes the family favorite The Other Side of Hugless Hill, the Moonbeam Award-Winning Flabbergast: Science Friction and the amazon.com best-selling Happyloo: Flying Colors. As proud organizer of the traveling Kids Love Comics pavilion for several comic conventions, Mark assembles the roster of super-talented artists, and creates the programming. Being an advocate of comics in the classroom, he enjoys visiting schools and sharing his love of art and storytelling. Mark has been drawing since he was three, and loves reading comics and picture books, making music with The O>Matics, eating ice cream, and watching cartoons. 

Jacob Chabot

Jacob Chabot is an Eisner Award-nominated and New York Times Bestselling cartoonist. He is best known for his work on all-ages comics like Spongebob Comics, The Simpsons, and his creator owned book The Mighty Skullboy Army

Jamar Nicholas

JAMAR NICHOLAS is an award-winning, Philadelphia-based artist and educator. He has taught and lectured on the topic of comics creation at numerous institutions, dedicating his career to empowering young people to create their own cartoons and comics, helping them realize the power of visual narrative.

Some of his works include adapting and illustrating Geoffrey Canada's Fist Stick Knife Gun; full-color comic strip, Detective Boogaloo: Hip-Hop Cop, that was serialized in the US Metro newspapers (Philadelphia, NYC and Boston), and his upcoming original graphic novel Leon: Protector of the Playground.

Gregg Schiegel

Gregg Schigiel (rhymes with beagle) has worked as a penciller and assistant editor at Marvel Comics, character artist for Nickelodeon Consumer Products, and has illustrated of a litany of licensed story/chapter/coloring books. He is a regular contributor to SPONGEBOB COMICS. In 2014, he self-published PIX ONE WEIRDEST WEEKEND, the first of a series now published by Image Comics.

In addition to making comics, Gregg produces and hosts the comics-centric podcast "Stuff Said" and produces and co-hosts the Tom Cruise movie-centric podcast "Cruisin’ Together”. He likes doughnuts, enjoys comedy, and makes sure he drinks plenty of water.

Can't wait to see everyone there!

Feb
25
2:00 pm14:00

Signing & Comedy Show with Patrick Reilly & Friends

If you know East Side Mags - you know we LOVE to laugh!

That's why we've got our great friend Patrick Reilly & his friends coming back to Montclair, NJ!!!

Patrick is a cartoonist and comedian. He has done a bunch of poorly drawn funny comics like Boats, ME, Playwrights Doing Mundane Things and a bunch of Fat Superheroes. He'll be joined by his comedian friends Sam Bourne, David Piccolomini and Kristen Kirkley to tell some fun jokes.

Come by on February 25th from 2pm-8pm, get some AMAZING independent comics signed by the writer and artist and hear some jokes that'll split your sides faster than Jason on Friday the 13th! (Relax, I'm not the joke guy.  I try to leave it to the professionals!)

Feb
18
7:00 pm19:00

Cosplay Karaoke Part Deux

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 refreshments and prizes for the top 3 cosplays and a SPECIAL PRIZE for the best singer/performance.

Cosplay Karaoke starts at 7pm on Saturday, February 18th!

Excelsior!

Feb
18
1:00 pm13:00

Beer & Cookies - a Signing

If you know East Side Mags, you know we love to read indie comics.  We spotlight dozens of independent artists and writers in the hopes that one day we can watch these girls & guys become the next living legends of the comics industry!  This signing is no different - in fact, it combines 2 of our favorite things - beer & cookies!

Meet Jason Quinones.  Jason is a Native New Yorker, a 1995 graduate of The Kubert School in Dover, New Jersey and a comic creator having written,drawn and self published several comics,selling them successfully at comics shops and conventions in the NY/NJ area. His comics include BEER & COOKIES VOL.1 and 2, a MAD Magazine style,lowbrow,humor comic that uses satire and parody to poke fun at comic book heroes,pop culture and social issues,MANBOY N' Friends,an original comic about a group of moronic friends and their surreal non-adventures and a Sketchbook. You can view more of his work on the following sites: www.beerandcookiescomics.com , facebook.com/jasoncartoons and on instagram at @beerandcookies.

Jason will be here from 1pm-5pm, signing copies of his work and sketching for customers.  Buy a blank sketch cover, get a free basic sketch and Jason will dazzle you with his art and humor!  You can also "upgrade" your sketch to inks and/or full color and pay the artist directly!

Support independent artists! Support your local comic shop!  Have a ton of fun doing BOTH!

Feb
12
11:00 am11:00

Aether Revolt Game Day

So you’ve been coming for Friday Night Magic and you’ve been drafting tons of cards from the new set – Aether Revolt.  What are you gonna do with all those cards? 

How about you build a Standard Deck and bring it to Game Day! What's a Standard Deck you ask?  Its a playable deck that includes only cards from the following sets:

  • Battle for Zendikar
  • Oath of the Gatewatch
  • Shadows over Innistrad
  • Eldritch Moon
  • Kaladesh
  • Aether Revolt

Prizes galore and bragging rights are just within reach!  Show us what you got!  Be the Game Day Champion!

$10 to play, 3 rounds, 1 Champion!

Participation prizes for everyone but we've got MAJOR prizes for the Top 3 players including a special Game Day playmat for 1st place as well as booster packs, deck boxes, sleeves and MORE for the other Top 8 players!

Do you have it in you? 

Feb
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!

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

Feb
11
2:00 pm14:00

Signing - Sean Von Gorman and Matt Miner

Just in time for Valentine's Day - it's Sean Von Gorman and Matt Miner!  Come say hi to these cutie-pies and pick up a copy of the new Toe Tag Riot trade paperback for your sweetie!  Get it signed by both the writer and artist and maybe get Sean to draw something cute inside!  

Matt Miner is a dog rescuing superhero and comics writer. Matt's known for his radical animal rights based comic series LIBERATOR (Black Mask), CRITICAL HIT (Black Mask), and has written a handful of shorts for various indie publications and DC/Vertigo. Matt is currently realizing his absolute #1 fanboy dream - working with legendary shock rock heavy metal band GWAR on a comic series sure to be even more irreverently violent than TOE TAG RIOT. Find Matt on twitter at @MattMinerXVX

Sean Von Gorman makes comics, lives for danger. Sean is an NYC based comics illustrator & writer. He is known for SECRET ADVENTURES OF HOUDINI (Alterna) and PAWN SHOP (Z2 Comics). He has also contributed Art for ROCKET GIRL (Image), NEVERBOY (Dark Horse) as well as the OCCUPY COMICS anthology w/ such comics legends as Alan Moore, Mike Allred, and David Mack. Find Sean on Twitter at @VonGormanArt

Nothing says I love you like a great story about punk rock zombies featuring Andy Hurley from Fall Out Boy!

Feb
5
1:00 pm13:00

A Double Take Double Signing

It's a Double Take Double Signing!

Meet Stan Chou!  

Stan Chou (pronounced “cho”) has been illustrating all of his life and transitioned to a full-time illustrator after moving to NYC in 2012. He excels at storytelling, and naturally gravitated toward creating storyboards, animatics and comic books. He has a successful track record with clients curated through both the internet and networking in New York City, such as Take-Two Interactive (Double Take Comics), Leath Group, InkWhiskey, HyperX, FUBAR Press, and more.

Prior to 2012, Stan fulfilled his dream of living and working in Japan, both as an English teacher and as a Japanese translator. He received his education in the U.S. and Taiwan, and is happily married with two children.

In his spare time, Stan plays Pokemon Go, watches entrepreneur vloggers on YouTube, listens to mindblowing podcasts across the web, is obsessed with Fangraphs.com and predictive MLB statistics like WAR and FIP, is into retro pop culture like Transformers and Star Wars, is a huge Google geek (sorry Apple), and loves crafting with his two children.

Meet Matt Summo!  He's been the writer for Double Take Comics' series Dedication and Z-Mart.  Outside of that, Matt is a complete MYSTERY but we'll have him in the shop for 4 total hours so come by and find out what he's all about!  (It's gotta be good if he writes Zombie books!)

The signing is from 1pm-5pm.  Stan will be sketching on blank covers and both guys will be signing copies of their books that we'll have for sale!  In addition, they'll have prints and original works of art that you purchase directly from them and support local artists and writers!  

Zombie up! Let's go!

Feb
1
Feb 14

Valentine's Day Celebration

East Side Mags is ALL ABOUT LOVE!

We LOVE comics!  We LOVE artists and writers!  We love pop culture!  And we love you!

That's why - for the first time EVER - we are celebrating love with a SUPER-GREAT offer for you and the one you LOVE!

Pick ANY Funko POP Vinyl figure OR a plush figure AND pick ANY (5) comics OR (1) trade paperback or hard cover book - get 20% off the whole package!

But that's not all!  We're throwing in a complimentary gift bag, double rewards for shopping with us AND a complimentary art print designed by our own Chris Wolf!

Give the one you love what they REALLY want - comics and toys! :)

Jan
28
Jan 29

C3 Cosplay Collectible Con

East Side Mags is PROUD to be a part of the FIRST EVER C3 Cosplay Collectible Con in 2017!

Cosplay Collectible Con (C3) is a show that celebrates cosplay and the people that bring cosplay to life. A 1st of its kind in the area that will be small in size but packed with great panels, contests, vendors, and a great party to end the day.

Join us, a few dozen vendors and a couple hundred of your favorite characters and cosplayers for a full day of fun, cosplay, costumes, comics and collectibles! (Say that 3x fast!)

Details on C3 can be found here.

Can't wait to see everyone!

Jan
15
4:00 pm16:00

Aether Revolt Prerelease Game 2

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

Game starts at 4pm!  

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

The pre-release pack includes:

  • 4 Aether Revolt booster packs
  • 2 Kaladesh 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!

Jan
15
11:00 am11:00

Aether Revolt Prerelease Game 1

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

Game starts at 11am!  

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

The pre-release pack includes:

  • 4 Aether Revolt booster packs
  • 2 Kaladesh 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!

Jan
14
1:00 pm13:00

Signing - Jamal Igle and Magdalene Visaggio

It's 2017 and East Side Mags is taking things to next level with amazing artist Jamal Igle (Black, Molly Danger) and super-mega-talented writer Magdalene Visaggio (Kim & Kim, Quantum Teens Are Go)!  It's a signing people!  Let's get hyped!

Both are currently working on Black Mask Studios titles which are making waves and bringing in new comic fans every day with fresh ideas and a publisher who's not afraid to take risks and try new stuff!

Jamal Igle is drawing the comic BLACK - In a world that already hates and fears them – what if only Black people had superpowers?  After miraculously surviving being gunned down by police, a young man learns that he is part of the biggest lie in history. Now he must decide whether it’s safer to keep it a secret or if the truth will set him free.  X-Men meets The Wire, BLACK’s Kickstarter blazed through Black History Month 2016 earning $91,973, more than three time its funding goal.

About Jamal: A recipient of the 2011 Inkpot Award for outstanding achievement in Comic Art, Jamal Igle is the writer/artist/Creator of Molly Danger for Action Lab Entertainment and the penciller of The Terminator: Enemy of My Enemy for Dark Horse Comics. Jamal’s detailed pencils have graced books as varied as The Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglas, the all ages action miniseries “Race Against Time” as well as mainstream hits such as G.I.Joe, Iron Man, Spider- Man and Green Lantern. Jamal has served as the series artist for Firestorm the Nuclear Man, Nightwing and Tangent: Superman’s Reign, Superman, Supergirl and Zatanna for DC Comics, Noble Causes for Image Comics and a four issue run on New Warriors for Marvel Comics. In 2003 Jamal co- created the comic book series ” VENTURE” with Dynamo 5 creator/writer Jay Faerber. He’s done just about everything from acting on the small screen to voiceovers for commercials, packaging books for Scholastic, storyboards artist on Roughnecks: Starship Trooper Chronicles and Max Steel: MX1 for Sony Animation. Jamal is also a popular guest lecturer on the subjects of comics and animation.

Magdalene Visaggio is writing the comic KIM & KIM - Kim & Kim are twentysomething besties out to make a name for themselves in the wild world of interdimensional cowboy law enforcement. In a massive “screw you” to their parents and the authorities, they decide to hijack some high stakes bounty — and end up in way over their heads. Kim & Kim is a day-glo action adventure that’s bursting with energy and enthusiasm. It puts queer women and trans women front and center, with a story that embraces the absurd alongside realistic pathos.  Blending the punk exuberance of TANK GIRL with the buddy adventure wackiness of SUPERBAD (if Michael Cera was a trans woman and Jonah Hill a queergirl partner in crime), Kim & Kim focuses on the power and meaning of female friendships as engines of validation. A bright, happy, punk rock sci fi adventure that is queer as shit.

About Magdalene:  Magdalene Visaggio is the writer of Kim & Kim for Black Mask Studios. Her forthcoming work includes Quantum Teens Are Go and Kim & Kim: Return of the Hipster Freaks, both for Black Mask, she has also contributed work for DC Comics. Raised in Richmond, Virginia, she currently resides in Uptown Manhattan with her wife. 

Come check out Jamal and Magdalene on January 14th from 1pm-6pm.  Both will be signing copies of their books and Jamal will be sketching for customers!  We even have a handful of BLACK #1 NYCC EXCLUSIVE sketch covers available!!!

Don't miss what could be the most important and definitely the most FUN signing of 2017!

Jan
14
12:00 am00:00

Aether Revolt Midnight Prerelease

East Side Mags is giving you the chance to check out all the amazing cards from Aether Revolt - 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 FIRST MIDNIGHT RELEASE!  

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

The pre-release pack includes:

  • 4 Aether Revolt booster packs
  • 2 Kaladesh 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!

Dec
23
8:00 pm20:00

A Christmas Carol LIVE Table Read at East Side Mags

Presented by Cape Swoosh Productions and Sketchprov Media, LLC, come join us for a night of fun as voice actors and comedians collide to perform a live table read of the Charles Dickens holiday classic, "A Christmas Carol" LIVE at East Side Mags in Montclair, NJ. Join in the fun and bring your food donations as we celebrate a night of charity for "Toni's Kitchen" in Montclair (monetary donations will also be accepted; all proceeds will go to Toni's Kitchen of Montclair, NJ).

Dec
18
10:00 am10:00

Meet HSL Photography

Ever wonder where the amazing (and professional) photos on our website, Facebook page and other social media accounts come from?  Jeff isn't nearly that talented and Chris is an artist but no photographer!  

It's Howie of HSL Photography that takes all the amazing photos you see!

Come by East Side Mags on Sunday, December 18th and meet Howie in person, check out some of his awesome photography skills and find out more about the variety of events and sessions HSL can help out with!  He does cosplay shoots, fashion blogs, weddings or any other event you can think of that you want captured in pristine, clear photographs to commemorate forever!

He'll have prints of some of his previous photo shoots for sale and I'm sure he'll even sign the prints if you ask real nice! :)  He's a great guy - super professional - and East Side Mags stands by his work all day, every day!

About HSL Photography:  For as long as I can remember, I’ve always had some sort of camera in my hand.  Whether it was a disposable camera that I regularly bought at CVS during my teen years in the 90s or if it’s the DSLR I currently use, I’ve always loved the idea of giving memories a physical form.

Photography started to become more than a hobby for me one night in the late 2000’s when I took a long exposure of the ocean waters coming on to the shore by using the manual functions of my point n shoot camera.  From there I decided I want to take this hobby of mine more seriously and that led me to purchasing my first DSLR.

I’ve shot weddings, newborn portraits, corporate functions and everything in between and in the early 2010’s I found a way to combine my geeky side with my love for photography by shooting in the cosplay community.

Since finding my way there I’ve been published in several cosplay magazines, been featured on the cover of a book about cosplay in libraries written by an award winning author, become the official photographer for Garden State Comic Fest, the biggest convention in NJ, and have recently begun shooting for Hero Hair, a high end wig company whose work is featured in television, movies and on Broadway.

Dec
11
10:00 am10:00

Clifton Comic Show

Join East Side Mags and dozens of other awesome vendors for the SPECIAL HOLIDAY EDITION of the Clifton NJ Comic Show!

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

Dec
10
10:00 am10:00

Human Rights Day

Come by East Side Mags on December 10th and celebrate your Human Rights!

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a milestone document in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948 (General Assembly resolution 217 A) as a common standard of achievements for all peoples and all nations. It sets out, for the first time, fundamental human rights to be universally protected and it has been translated into over 500 languages.

To celebrate, we're giving out FREE copies of CBLDF Defender which addresses censorship in comics and graphic novels and we'll have a small collection of local zines put together by people in the Montclair Community!

This is a FREE event - taking place all day.  We hope you can join us in celebrating our human rights!

Dec
9
6:00 pm18:00

ETERNAL MASTERS Draft

Hey Magic Players, ARE.  YOU.  READY?

Eternal Masters is here and we're holding a draft!

$40 to enter

5pm-6pm sign in

6pm start time (game will last approximately 3 hours)

We will be providing the prizes like Eternal Masters booster packs and MORE!

Space is LIMITED so sign up by emailing jeff@eastsidemags.com or call 862-333-4961!

Do you have what it takes?  Then show us!

Dec
3
3:00 pm15:00

Archie Comics Takeover

East Side Mags is being taken over by Archie Comics!!!

This week sees the release of the new Archie Trade Paperback Volume 2 and to celebrate, we're hosting artists Ryan Jampole and Thomas Pitilli!

Ryan and Thomas will be here from 3pm-7pm on Saturday, December 3rd.  We will have a bunch of copies of Archie Vol 2 as well as some of their other works for sale.  We will also have a variety of blank sketch covers available and both artists will be doing basic sketches for FREE!  If you'd like to upgrade to inks and/or full color or get a full-blown commission, there would be an additional charge paid directly to the artist!

About Ryan:  Ryan Jampole is a Harvey Award nominated comic artist.  As the newest Robot Master in the Mega Man franchise. His powers include tight pencilling, illustrating and cartooning.  He hails from Queens, New York and attended the High School of Art & Design and the Fashion Institute of Technology. Ryan has been drawing Mega Man characters since age 7. Yes, there is a sketchbook to prove it.

 

 

 

About Thomas:  Thomas Pitilli is one of the few native New Yorkers left living in Brooklyn, NY. He enjoys warm weather, good music, and writing in third person. His clients include such publications as New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Playboy, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, Variety, Hollywood Reporter, AIGA, Ebony, Billboard and more.  

Dec
3
11:00 am11:00

Magic Standard Showdown Kaladesh

Join us for a VERY SPECIAL Magic the Gathering event!

It's the Standard Showdown!  What's is Standard Showdown?

We'll be playing Standard Format which means that all cards that come from sets legal in Standard format can be used.  Legal Standard format cards include cards from Battle of Zendikar up through Kaladesh.

As prize support, we'll have a limited number of Standard Showdown Booster Packs to give out!  These booster packs will include 1 premium card from a currently legal Standard set, including Kaladesh Inventions or Zendikar Expeditions, not including double-faced cards and 2 non-premium cards that are either a rare or a mythic rare from a set currently legal in Standard* (Battle for Zendikar up through Kaladesh).

Prizes will be given out based to undefeated players, frequently returning players from previous weeks, new players and/or players who brought a friend.  East Side Mags will determine prize winners accordingly and hand out prizes to those who are still here once the tournament is over.  *Please note - any players that leave the tournament early will not be eligible for prizes.

Entry fee is $5.  The tournament will start at 11am and go until about 2pm.  To sign up in advance, please see the Contact Us page or call us to reserve a space.  We have limited space available and spots can be reserved on a first come, first served basis.

Can't wait to see everyone!  Game on!

Nov
30
10:00 am10:00

The Return of Brian Smith

Ladies and gentlemen - put your hands together for the one, the only, the amazing - MR. BRIAN "SMITTY" SMITH!

Brian was a Montclair, NJ local before seeking new adventures in North Carolina and was a regular right here at East Side Mags! He was our first published local artist/writer and remains a close friend of the store to this day!

Brian has worked on titles such as Spongebob Squarepants, Stuff of Legend, Voltron Force, the Intrepid EscapeGoat and more and NOW he's back with an original graphic novel called TREE MAIL - co-written with Mike Raicht!

Come by on November 30th between 10am and 8pm (ALL DAY) to say hi to Brian, get some stuff signed, pick up a super-cool sketch and laugh your butt off!

If you don't know Tree Mail yet - here's some info:

Rudy-a determined frog-hopes to overcome the odds and land his dream job delivering mail to the other animals on Popomoko Island! Rudy always hops forward, no matter what obstacle seems to be in the way of his dreams!

Can't wait to see you all here!  This will be a reunion to remember!

Nov
27
4:00 pm16:00

Live Music - Eric Daino

Join us for a VERY special musical performance - right here in the shop!

Eric Daino is the frontman and band leader for Denton, TX ska punk group The Holophonics. With The Holophonics and as a solo artist Eric has toured USA and Mexico extensively since 2012. As a producer and recording engineer, he has released a discography of twelve albums with The Holophonics and two solo albums, as well as producing albums for ska/punk bands Shaka, Madaline, and Flip and The Combined Effort.

Eric will be performing from 4pm-5pm on November 27th.  Admission is FREE!!!

We've also got a sale and a signing that day - so you're in for an early holiday treat!

Come rock out with East Side Mags!

Nov
26
12:00 pm12:00

Local Artist - Andrea Pason

It's #SmallBusinessSaturday and to celebrate, we're inviting a local artist to join us!

Meet Andrea Pason.  She's a local activist and animal lover - not to mention a super-talented artist!  She refers to herself as a "hack with a knack" and her art reflects her love of nature, animals and her dark sense of humor!

Andrea will have a table set up in the shop from 12pm-6pm and will be selling her merchandise directly to customers.  Andrea's good nature and dark sense of humor are a perfect fit for us at East Side Mags and you know how much we love to support local artists!

So buy local and double down at East Side Mags on #SmallBusinessSaturday - November 26th - from 12pm-6pm!

Nov
25
Nov 27

ESM Stuffed Weekend

Thanksgiving is done and so was the turkey.  Stuffed yet?  Not us!

Join us for a massive weekend of savings.  

Come by during normal business hours on Friday - 11/25, Saturday - 11/26 or Sunday, 11/27 and get 50% off ALL BACK ISSUES, 50% off ALL T-SHIRTS and 30% off ALL STATUES!

Need mass quantities of presents for the 5 kids and 30 cousins?  Stock up on back issues for the whole family!  All bagged & boarded comics (with a price sticker) are 50% off!!!

Everyone LOVES getting clothes for the holidays. (cough cough) So come by and get some AMAZING deals on all in-stock t-shirts - 50% off those too!!!

Need something for the shelf? Does your friend or loved one have a favorite character? Come check out our selection of highly detailed statues and busts! All of them are 30% off ALL WEEKEND!!!

Don't forget to check out some of our other events that will taking place simultaneously during the sale like local artist Andrea Pason, comic writer/artist Brian Smith and more!!!

Shop small.  Shop local.  Shop Montclair.  Shop East Side Mags!