Oct
7
to Oct 28

East Side Mages - The Quest of the Wandering Spirit

East Side Mages (note the "e") is our brand new moniker for our Dungeons & Dragons campaigns and we're happy to announce ALL NEW sessions, written by Dungeon Master Erik Cheski!

Come by and play! This is THE QUEST OF THE WANDERING SPIRIT and consists of FOUR TOTAL EPISODES.  The dates are:

10/7 - 3pm-5pm

10/14 - 3pm-5pm

10/21 - 3pm-5pm

10/28 - 3pm-5pm

Entry to all 4 dates is $50.  This is a continuing campaign so each week will be a continuation of the previous session, ending with Week 4.

***WE ONLY HAVE 8 SPOTS AVAILABLE*** so sign up below. Spots are given out on a first come, first served basis and we will CLOSE registration once all 8 spots are filled.

Questions can go to jeff@eastsidemags.com. GAME ON!!!

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW:

For additional D&D events, check out this one OR this one.

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Oct
20
6:00 PM18:00

Travis Love Benson

We’re hosting our favorite anti-folk artist Travis Love Benson and friends! Check our this awesome message from Travis himself:

Hello! Come over to one of my favorite venues SLASH comic shop East Side Mags and buy comics while you listen to these AMAZING Anti-Folk performers:

-Sourdoe Band - They're here, they're in your face, they're my favorite people!
-
Travis Love Benson - Ever sang along to a song whose lyrics were "WIsh I were dead?" Want to? Travis Love Benson is anti-folk, emotion, performance, and real existing human being just trying to tell their story to anyone who will listen.

It's gonna be an amazing time! See you there! 

~Travis Love Benson
Unloveable Productions

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Oct
27
10:00 AM10:00

Halloween ComicFest 2018

It’s Free Comic Book Day in the Fall - AKA HALLOWEEN COMICFEST!!!

Join us for the spookiest fun there is!

We’ve got FREE COMICS available - some with special Halloween themes!!! Check out some of the awesome titles available:

We’ve also got our FIRST ANNUAL ZOMBIE WALK!

Come by between 2pm and 4pm to get “zombie’d up”! Come dressed in your best zombie attire with your make up ready to go. We’ll have some special “zombie consultants” on hand to help you out if you need it. The OFFICIAL EAST SIDE MAGS ZOMBIE WALK begins at 4pm. We’ll make our way down Church Street towards South Park Street, hook a right down to Bloomfield Ave, then head back down towards the shop!

To finish out the day, come enjoy a LIVE READING by SKETCHPROV.COM of Ghostbusters the Movie starting at 6pm!

Sketchprov headlines the Halloween Comic Fest at East Side Mags with a live script reading of the classic horror comedy, “Ghostbusters”! Come on by early and meet some of the NJ Ghostbusters for pictures! We’ll also be accepting donations for Toni’s Kitchen of Montclair. 

This might be the best Halloween ComicFest EVER so don’t miss this one-of-a-kind event!!!

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Nov
3
10:00 AM10:00

Middletown Comic Show

Come join us for our Comic book show
When: November 3, 2018
Time: 10AM-4PM
Where: Middletown Arts Center, 36 Church St, Middletown, NJ, 07748

Family Friendly Show

Comics for Everyone
Investor grade comics to Dollar books
Golden Age to Modern Age
Slabbed and Raw books
Action Figures, Funkos and other misc toys
Artists & Creators

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Nov
4
to Nov 18

East Side Mages - The Quest of the Thousand Horrors

East Side Mages (note the "e") is our brand new moniker for our Dungeons & Dragons campaigns and we're happy to announce ALL NEW sessions, written by Dungeon Master Erik Cheski!

Come by and play! This is THE QUEST OF THE THOUSAND HORRORS and consists of THREE TOTAL EPISODES.  The dates are:

11/4 - 12pm-2pm

11/11 - 12pm-2pm

11/18 - 12pm-2pm

Entry to all 3 dates is $35.  This is a continuing campaign so each week will be a continuation of the previous session, ending with Week 3.

***WE ONLY HAVE 8 SPOTS AVAILABLE*** so sign up below. Spots are given out on a first come, first served basis and we will CLOSE registration once all 8 spots are filled.

Questions can go to jeff@eastsidemags.com. GAME ON!!!

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Nov
4
to Nov 18

East Side Mages - A Balance of Power

East Side Mages (note the "e") is our brand new moniker for our Dungeons & Dragons campaigns and we're happy to announce ALL NEW sessions, written by Dungeon Master Erik Cheski!

Come by and play! This is A BALANCE OF POWER and consists of THREE TOTAL EPISODES. The dates are:

11/4 - 3pm-5pm

11/11 - 3pm-5pm

11/18 - 3pm-5pm

Entry to all 3 dates is $35. This is a continuing campaign so each week will be a continuation of the previous session, ending with Week 3.

***WE ONLY HAVE 8 SPOTS AVAILABLE*** so YOU MUST SIGN UP BELOW.

Spots are given out on a first come, first served basis and we will CLOSE registration once all 8 spots are filled.

Questions can go to jeff@eastsidemags.com. GAME ON!!!

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Nov
10
1:00 PM13:00

Juke Joint and Bingo Love JACKPOT EDITION

Tee Franklin - an amazing friend of East Side Mags - makes her awesome return with a new ongoing comic and the JACKPOT edition of a fan-favorite!

Tee will be here from 1pm-5pm alongside letterer (and hardest working man in comics) Taylor Esposito to sign copies of their new ongoing comic - Jook Joint!

About Jook Joint (out NOW): Mahalia runs the hottest spot in all of 1950s New Orleans. The Jook Joint keeps the jazz popping, people bopping... and the women? The women are to die for. There's only one rule: "Keep your hands to yourself." But some men think rules don't apply to them, and Mahalia and her coven of slain women enjoy reminding them that they most certainly do.

We’ll also have copies of the Jackpot edition of Bingo Love featuring art by our VERY OWN FAMILY CHRISTOPHER WOLFFE! Yes - you heard it here first - Chris has been published in an IMAGE COMICS collection!

About Bingo Love: When Hazel Johnson and Mari McCray met at church bingo in 1963, it was love at first sight. Forced apart by their families and society, Hazel and Mari both married young men and had families. Decades later, now in their mid-'60s, Hazel and Mari reunite again at a church bingo hall. Realizing their love for each other is still alive, what these grandmothers do next takes absolute strength and courage. 

This Jackpot Edition contains over SIXTY PAGES of bonus material, including the talents of MARGUERITE BENNETT (Batwoman) and newcomer BEVERLY JOHNSON, SHAWN PRYOR (Cash and Carrie) and PAULINA GANUCHEAU (Zodiac Starforce), award-winning historical romance author ALYSSA COLE's comics writing debut with SHAE BEAGLE (MOONSTRUCK), GAIL SIMONE (CROSSWIND) and MARGAUX SALTEL (Superfreaks), and AMANDA DEIBERT (Wonder Woman '77) and CAT STAGGS (CROSSWIND), with illustrations from MEGAN HUTCHINSON (ROCKSTARS) and ARIELA KRISTANTINA (InSeXts). Plus a sneak peek of BINGO LOVE, VOL. 2: DEAR DIARY, with an afterword from GABBY RIVERA (America).

WOW! That’s a lot of awesome-ness! Make sure you come by and check out what one of today’s hottest indie writers is all about!

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Nov
11
10:00 AM10:00

Clifton Comic Show

Join us on Sunday, November 11th for the Clifton Show! America's favorite and longest running monthly comic book show!

The show runs from 10-4 at The Clifton Community Recreation Center, 1232 Main Ave, Clifton, NJ 07011.

Admission is FREE as always during our regular show hours of 10-4!

But... more and more collectors have been coming to shop before the show is officially open. So... from 8:30 to 10:00 there will be a $5 early bird admissioncharge. Earlybirds must use only the front entrance to the building. For security reasons, only vendors loading in can use the back entrance prior to 10.


Once again we will have everything from CGC investment grade keys to 25 cent readers... supplies and some action figures as well.

Our notorious no minimum bid auction is at noon.

Be sure to check out our website: http://www.njcomicbookshows.com/

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Nov
17
10:00 AM10:00

Local Comic Shop Day 2018

Local Comic Shop Day is here again and, as always, we appreciate the love and support and support that you - the community - have shown us over the years!

That’s why we plan to bring you the BEST LCSD event we can pull together! With that in mind, may East Side Mags present:

THE EXCLUSIVES: LCSD allows us access to dozens of exclusive variant covers, special items and signed comics that you can ONLY get in participating local comic shops. That’s US! Check out some of the cool items we’ve got for you (at cover price, NOT inflated collectible pricing) like:

THE SKETCHING: Join rockstar local artists Brigid Allanson, Angie Fernot and Nick Justus from 1pm-5pm as they sketch on blank cover comics and offer up prints, original artwork and more for sale! Let’s face it, comics would just be books without the art and these 3 make a trifecta to be reckoned with! You won’t find a better collective of amazing artists outside of a comic convention in 2018!!!

THE SALE: Believe it or not, we still have some LCSD exclusives left over from previous years and a TON of comics in our possession. It’s kinda what we do. So here’s the details on the sale:

  • 50% off all previous year’s LCSD exclusives

  • 50% off select (tagged) wall books

  • Buy 2 - Get 1 FREE bin back issues (and the boxes under them)

  • 3 for $25 (regularly priced) Funko POP Vinyls

Plus - don’t forget we’ve got dollar boxes that go from one wall to the other so have at it and remember, not only are they $1 each but you can get 12 for $10 or 25 for $20!!!

We’ll also have some surprises and give-a-ways throughout the day so get here early, stay late and LONG LIVE LOCAL COMIC SHOPS!

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Dec
9
10:00 AM10:00

Clifton Comic Show

Join us on Sunday, December 9th for the Clifton Show! America's favorite and longest running monthly comic book show!

The show runs from 10-4 at The Clifton Community Recreation Center, 1232 Main Ave, Clifton, NJ 07011.

Admission is FREE as always during our regular show hours of 10-4!

But... more and more collectors have been coming to shop before the show is officially open. So... from 8:30 to 10:00 there will be a $5 early bird admissioncharge. Earlybirds must use only the front entrance to the building. For security reasons, only vendors loading in can use the back entrance prior to 10.


Once again we will have everything from CGC investment grade keys to 25 cent readers... supplies and some action figures as well.

Our notorious no minimum bid auction is at noon.

Be sure to check out our website: http://www.njcomicbookshows.com/

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Oct
19
6:00 PM18:00

Fall Art Walk

East Side Mags is stoked to welcome back Sprayblade - local artist extraordinaire!

Check out some of her awesome art right here in the shop! From 6pm-9pm, Sprayblade will be here selling her amazing comic / horror / pop culture related artwork and anything you buy from her goes directly to HER! Support local artists. That’s what we do! We think you should too!!!

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Oct
14
10:00 AM10:00

Clifton Comic Show

Join us on Sunday, October 14th for the Clifton Show! America's favorite and longest running monthly comic book show!

The show runs from 10-4 at The Clifton Community Recreation Center, 1232 Main Ave, Clifton, NJ 07011.

Admission is FREE as always during our regular show hours of 10-4!

But... more and more collectors have been coming to shop before the show is officially open. So... from 8:30 to 10:00 there will be a $5 early bird admissioncharge. Earlybirds must use only the front entrance to the building. For security reasons, only vendors loading in can use the back entrance prior to 10.


Once again we will have everything from CGC investment grade keys to 25 cent readers... supplies and some action figures as well.

Our notorious no minimum bid auction is at noon.

Be sure to check out our website: http://www.njcomicbookshows.com/

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Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

Walking Dead Day

Come by East Side Mags and join us as we celebrate all things Walking Dead!

We’ll have a whole bunch of exclusive Walking Dead Blind Bag variants! Each blind bag has a reproduction of classic milestone moments from Walking Dead comics but that’s not all!!! Each blind bag has the possibility of a color variant (50% chance), color virgin variant (25% chance), black-and-white variant (15% chance) or a black-and-white virgin variant (10% chance).

Stick around for an appearance by Brazilian artist Adriana Melo who is killing it on DC Comic’s Plastic Man series! Adriana will be here from 1pm-5pm and will be sketching for customers! Come say hi, fresh off her New York Comic Con debut, and hang out with us!

We’ll also have VERY SPECIAL Walking Dead dollar raffle prizes available and some really cool Walking Dead give-a-ways! Stay tuned for details!

Walking Dead Day is ALL DAY but get here early! Blind bag variants and give-a-ways are only available while supplies last!

And don’t forget to check out the new season of Walking Dead on AMC starting October 7th!!!

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Sep
22
12:00 PM12:00

FamilyFest

Right next door to Montclair's Oktoberfest, this second annual family festival (Familyfest) is full of fun-filled, free activities for families.This is a non - alcoholic event.  This year, every vendor will offer a free child or adult activity. There will also be live - entertainment for kids and adults.

East Side Mags will once again be joining the festivities with TONS of comics for $1 each and some special deals on new comics as well as a FREE BUTTON MAKING STATION! 

We'll also be promoting a ton of great events we've got coming up like signings with Artists and Writers, live music, open mic comedy nights, Dungeons & Dragons campaigns, Magic the Gathering tournaments and MORE!

Come say hi and enjoy a fun-filled day for the whole family!

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Sep
15
6:00 PM18:00

Core 2019 Store Championship

It's time to see who has what it takes to be the STORE CHAMPION! Is it you?

We've been drafting and you've been buying booster packs and playing tournaments and NOW it's time to see how well you know the set before the next set comes out!

Join us for a massive SEALED DECK tournament!  $25 gets you in and gets you (6) total CORE 2019 booster packs to build your deck and play (3) rounds to vie for ultimate stardom and championship!

Start time is 1pm on September 15!

Prizes will be announced through our Facebook event page! Can't wait to see you all there!

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Sep
15
10:00 AM10:00

BEST Batman Day 2018 EVER

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East Side Mags is celebrating everything Batman and we want to cordially invite you to celebrate with us!

We've got some great Batman-related stuff going on ALL DAY LONG including a very SPECIAL guest appearance by 2 comic legends!!!

We'll have some FREE Batman Comics that we're giving out all day (1 per customer)! A special re-print of Batman White Knight #1 and a special re-print of Batman: Lil Gotham Batman Day 2018 Special Edition #1 (for all ages)! 

We'll also have a variety of FREE Batman and Harley Quinn masks that we're giving out (1 per customer).

We are also PROUD to announce that the legendary Tom Raney and Scott Hanna will be joining us from 1pm-5pm.  Tom and Scott will be sketching for customers and we'll have blank cover comics available as well!

Scott has worked on so many DC and Marvel comics that we literally don't have enough storage space on the website to list everything but if you've read a Marvel or DC Comic anytime between 1990 (ish) and today, you've most likely seen his work.  He is a HUGE addition to our Batman Day event and we're super happy he's able to take the time to come hang out with us.

Tom Raney, over the past 20 years has spent his time predominantly at Marvel and DC, he’s drawn a bit of everything, from XMen to Batman. Superman to the Hulk. Notably, he’s revamped Stormwatch with Warren Ellis, the Outsiders with Judd Winick, co-created Threshold with Keith Giffen, and co-created Mutant X. While still producing work for Marvel and DC he recently drew Dread Gods, for Ominous Press.

To top it all off, we'll be playing Batman movies ALL DAY and we'll have some Batman Dollar Raffles going on as well! Stay tuned for details and available prizes for our raffles!

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Sep
9
1:00 PM13:00

Commander Cup Season 3 Week 8

Welcome to the East Side Mags Commander Cup: Season 3!

For 8 weeks, beginning June 24th - we'll be playing Commander as part of an 8 week tournament we're calling the Commander Cup: Season 3!

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 4!!!*

*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:

  • June 24 (Week 1) @ 1pm
  • July 1 (Week 2) @ 1pm
  • July 8 (Week 3) @ 1pm
  • July 15 (Week 4) @ 1pm
  • July 29 (Week 5) @ 1pm
  • August 5 (Week 6) @ 1pm
  • August 12 (Week 7) @ 1pm
  • August 26 (Week 8) @ 1pm

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

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Sep
8
to Sep 9

Heroes & Villains Fan Fest

Come check us out all weekend at Heroes & Villains Fan Fest! 

While you're at it, you can check out a dozen or more actors from your favorite TV shows and movies including but not limited to:

Ray Fisher (Cyborg from Justice League)

Victor Garber & Franz Drameh (both halves of Firestorm from Legends of Tomorrow)

David Ramsey (John Diggle from Arrow)

Katie Cassidy (Laurel Lance from Arrow)

Echo Kellum (Curtis Holt aka Mr Terrific from Arrow)

Juliana Harkavy (Dinah Drake/Black Canary from Arrow and Alisha from Walking Dead)

Robin Lord Taylor (Penguin from Gotham)

Erin Richards (Barbara Kean from Gotham)

David Mazouz (Bruce Wayne from Gotham)

...and so many more!!!

Click here for tickets, details and more info! Hope everyone can make it!!!

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Aug
30
4:00 PM16:00

East Side MAGES

Welcome to East Side Mages!

The fate of all creatures great and small; good, evil, and indifferent balances on the roll of a twenty-sided die.  Have you always wanted to try out the game that is whispered about in legend?  Haven't played since THAC0 and you want to try out the brand-spanking-new 5th edition?  Need a place to get your nerd on but not quite ready for LARP?  East Side Mags is now hosting DungeonMaster Erik Cheski, who'll teach you how to play the current Wizards of the Coast ruleset, guide you through adventures large and extremely large, and match your wits, determination and cunning against small plastic dice.  It's a space to explore the worlds of Dungeons and Dragons with a professional DM who will supply you with everything you need to play the best-known tabletop RPG, teaching you how to build characters, unleashing your creativity at the table, and forging lasting memories with your friends.  Whether you want to slay the evil fiend or become them, your adventure starts now.

New and veteran players welcome, characters will be provided but feel free to bring your own!  Recommended that you bring a notebook or binder.

Sunday, August 19th 1pm-3pm or Thursday, August 30th 4pm-6pm. 

$10 per person, each session is limited to 8 players.

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Aug
29
7:00 PM19:00

Stand Up Comedy Open Mic

Join us for our weekly Stand Up Comedy Open Mic with Sketchprov Podcast's own Michael Sangregorio and Bonner Doemling!

Sign up starts at 6:30pm with showtime beginning promptly at 7pm!

$2 gets you 5 minutes of stage time.

Or buy a $1 comic (plus tax) and get 7 minutes of stage time.

For details, feel free to reach out here.

Get ready to laugh!!!

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Aug
25
1:00 PM13:00

End of Summer Signing

East Side Mags is gearing up to end Summer with a BANG! and an amazing signing featuring some up-and-coming talent!

Join Liana Kangas, Sally Cantirino and Taylor Esposito as they sign comics, sketch for customers and regale us with stories of conventions past!

We'll have copies of Sally's work with Black Mask Studios, a TON of stuff that Taylor worked on and Liana's newest release - the 2000 AD Summer Special!

Let's ring out Summer with an awesome signing and have some fun!!!

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Aug
22
7:00 PM19:00

Stand Up Comedy Open Mic

Join us for our weekly Stand Up Comedy Open Mic with Sketchprov Podcast's own Michael Sangregorio and Bonner Doemling!

Sign up starts at 6:30pm with showtime beginning promptly at 7pm!

$2 gets you 5 minutes of stage time.

Or buy a $1 comic (plus tax) and get 7 minutes of stage time.

For details, feel free to reach out here.

Get ready to laugh!!!

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Aug
19
7:30 PM19:30

Black Panther: Free Summer Screening in Montclair!

East Side Mags is a PROUD sponsor of this event! Make sure you come check us out at our table where you can learn about your local comic shop (literally around the corner) and all the amazing events we host! Also - we will be there with $1 raffle tickets! You could win one of the following Black Panther prizes! We might even have some surprises too! Hope to see you all there!

Join Montclair Film for Black Panther, one of the biggest films of the year, outdoors on Church Street, as our *free* Summer Series continues! Details here: http://bit.ly/mfblackpanther

After the death of his father, T’Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king — and as Black Panther — gets tested when he’s drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people.

Directed by Ryan Coogler
Starring Chadwick BosemanMichael B JordanLupita Nyong'oDanai GuriraAngela BassettDaniel Kaluuya, and more!

RAIN DATE IS SUNDAY, AUGUST 19 (if weather requires)

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Aug
19
1:00 PM13:00

East Side MAGES

Welcome to East Side Mages!

The fate of all creatures great and small; good, evil, and indifferent balances on the roll of a twenty-sided die.  Have you always wanted to try out the game that is whispered about in legend?  Haven't played since THAC0 and you want to try out the brand-spanking-new 5th edition?  Need a place to get your nerd on but not quite ready for LARP?  East Side Mags is now hosting DungeonMaster Erik Cheski, who'll teach you how to play the current Wizards of the Coast ruleset, guide you through adventures large and extremely large, and match your wits, determination and cunning against small plastic dice.  It's a space to explore the worlds of Dungeons and Dragons with a professional DM who will supply you with everything you need to play the best-known tabletop RPG, teaching you how to build characters, unleashing your creativity at the table, and forging lasting memories with your friends.  Whether you want to slay the evil fiend or become them, your adventure starts now.

New and veteran players welcome, characters will be provided but feel free to bring your own!  Recommended that you bring a notebook or binder.

Sunday, August 19th 1pm-3pm or Thursday, August 30th 4pm-6pm. 

$10 per person, each session is limited to 8 players.

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Aug
18
1:00 PM13:00

Dummie Comics Signing

Dummie Comics is IN THE HOUSE! Come check out one of North Jersey's PREMIERE Indie Comic Publishers!

So many great titles - with literally something for everyone! With thrillers, superheroes, horror and more, Dummie Comics brings the indie game to the next level.

Come hang out with Kalani Caraballo from 1pm-5pm, get some great comics signed and learn about what it's like to be an indie publisher!

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Aug
15
7:00 PM19:00

Stand Up Comedy Open Mic

Join us for our weekly Stand Up Comedy Open Mic with Sketchprov Podcast's own Michael Sangregorio and Bonner Doemling!

Sign up starts at 6:30pm with showtime beginning promptly at 7pm!

$2 gets you 5 minutes of stage time.

Or buy a $1 comic (plus tax) and get 7 minutes of stage time.

For details, feel free to reach out here.

Get ready to laugh!!!

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Aug
12
1:00 PM13:00

Commander Cup Season 3 Week 7

Welcome to the East Side Mags Commander Cup: Season 3!

For 8 weeks, beginning June 24th - we'll be playing Commander as part of an 8 week tournament we're calling the Commander Cup: Season 3!

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 4!!!*

*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:

  • June 24 (Week 1) @ 1pm
  • July 1 (Week 2) @ 1pm
  • July 8 (Week 3) @ 1pm
  • July 15 (Week 4) @ 1pm
  • July 29 (Week 5) @ 1pm
  • August 5 (Week 6) @ 1pm
  • August 12 (Week 7) @ 1pm
  • August 26 (Week 8) @ 1pm

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

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Aug
11
1:00 PM13:00

Make Your Own Button Party

Do you love buttons? We do!

You can put em on your jacket, your back pack, your shoes - ANYTHING!

Come by East Side Mags on Saturday, August 11th between 1pm and 5pm and create your very own buttons with YOUR ART! 

$6 per person gets you 5 custom 1.5" buttons made! We'll provide all the supplies - all we need is YOU!!!

Call us at 862-333-4961 or our Contact page if you have any questions.

See you there!!!

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Aug
9
6:00 PM18:00

Eric Krinick's Apology Tour (Comedy)

Join East Side Mags and Eric Krinick as we host the Eric Krinick Apology Tour: A Standup Comedy Show!

Come see a plethora of amazing local comics including:

  • Ryan McCarty
  • Fay Susskind
  • Andy Glaser
  • John Magz
  • Jared Laxer
  • Eric Krinick (himself)

Show starts at 6pm and admission is FREE although we do appreciate and will graciously accept donations to support both the comedians and the venue!

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Aug
8
7:00 PM19:00

Stand Up Comedy Open Mic

Join us for our weekly Stand Up Comedy Open Mic with Sketchprov Podcast's own Michael Sangregorio and Bonner Doemling!

Sign up starts at 6:30pm with showtime beginning promptly at 7pm!

$2 gets you 5 minutes of stage time.

Or buy a $1 comic (plus tax) and get 7 minutes of stage time.

For details, feel free to reach out here.

Get ready to laugh!!!

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Aug
7
to Aug 8

Fantastic Four Midnight Release

After a long trip through the Multiverse, the Fantastic Four is BACK and better than ever! With a brand new creative team, the FF are coming back in style! 

East Side Mags is PROUD to open just before midnight on August 8th so you can be the first to get your copy!

In addition, ESM is a proud member and supporter of ComicsPro and we'll have the exclusive ComicsPro variant by Jennifer Bartel! Come get your copies and also grab ANY new Marvel comic that is due to be released on 8/8!

Also - did we mention we're giving you BUY 2, GET 1 FREE BIN BACK ISSUES? No? Well - you do!!!

See you soon True Believers!!!

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Aug
7
5:00 PM17:00

Montclair National Night Out

Join East Side Mags as we show our community support for Montclair National Night Out!

From 5pm-8pm on August 7th, we'll have tons of comics for ONE DOLLAR and a button making station where you can design your own button (1 per person) in anticipation of our Button Making Party on August 11th!

Come say hi and check out some law enforcement vehicles up close and personal!!!

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Aug
5
1:00 PM13:00

Commander Cup Season 3 Week 6

Welcome to the East Side Mags Commander Cup: Season 3!

For 8 weeks, beginning June 24th - we'll be playing Commander as part of an 8 week tournament we're calling the Commander Cup: Season 3!

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 4!!!*

*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:

  • June 24 (Week 1) @ 1pm
  • July 1 (Week 2) @ 1pm
  • July 8 (Week 3) @ 1pm
  • July 15 (Week 4) @ 1pm
  • July 29 (Week 5) @ 1pm
  • August 5 (Week 6) @ 1pm
  • August 12 (Week 7) @ 1pm
  • August 26 (Week 8) @ 1pm

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

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Aug
4
1:00 PM13:00

W.A.R. #1 Official Release Party

Come celebrate the official release date (August 4th) of Christian Espiritusanto's first issue comic book debut of Warriors Amongst Realms. 

It’s going to be an exciting day for everyone of all ages so please come join us and have a great time with us at this fantastic event! Hope to see you there!

Christian will be here from 1pm-5pm, signing copies of his new comic and sketching for customers!

Don't miss this amazing local artist and writer!

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Aug
1
7:00 PM19:00

Stand Up Comedy Open Mic

Join us for our weekly Stand Up Comedy Open Mic with Sketchprov Podcast's own Michael Sangregorio and Bonner Doemling!

Sign up starts at 6:30pm with showtime beginning promptly at 7pm!

$2 gets you 5 minutes of stage time.

Or buy a $1 comic (plus tax) and get 7 minutes of stage time.

For details, feel free to reach out here.

Get ready to laugh!!!

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Jul
29
1:00 PM13:00

Commander Cup Season 3 Week 5

Welcome to the East Side Mags Commander Cup: Season 3!

For 8 weeks, beginning June 24th - we'll be playing Commander as part of an 8 week tournament we're calling the Commander Cup: Season 3!

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 4!!!*

*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:

  • June 24 (Week 1) @ 1pm
  • July 1 (Week 2) @ 1pm
  • July 8 (Week 3) @ 1pm
  • July 15 (Week 4) @ 1pm
  • July 29 (Week 5) @ 1pm
  • August 5 (Week 6) @ 1pm
  • August 12 (Week 7) @ 1pm
  • August 26 (Week 8) @ 1pm

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

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