Apr
24
to Sep 11

Two for Tuesdays

Montclair, NJ turns 150 this year!!!  YEAH!

To celebrate, from now until Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - we are happy to offer a very special two-for-Tuesday deal!

Buy any 2, Get 1 FREE* Bin Back Issues!

*Lowest priced item.  Cannot be combined with any other offer.

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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
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
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
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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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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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
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
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
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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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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Jul
21
1:00 PM13:00

Drachein Signing with Allen Watson

East Side Mags is super-excited to welcome back our good friend Allen Watson - Kubert School graduate and one hell of an artist!!! He's got a book out that we were lucky enough to catch and back on Kickstarter called Drachein and we think it's gonna be a HIT! Plus - he's a local guy and we LOVE supporting local artists!!! Check out some info below!

The Team

Drachein is written by Daniel Curtin with art by Allen Watson (Shrptooth), and brought to life with colors by Tamas Vargas. The first issue also features variant covers from Wesley St. Claire (Fu Jitsu, Teen Titans Annual) Hugo Petrus (Nick Fury,Batman)

The Story

Drachein is an American fantasy epic set in a vast continent bearing the same name: Drachein. Drachein is a nation made of many tribes, collectively known as The Drachein. The Drachein are divided by their endless differences, yet united in their stand against the mighty Second Empire. With their enemy initially vanquished, the Drachein fell when their internal differences grew too tall. The malevolent survivors of the Second Empire regained strength in the cracks of the divided nation of Drachein and with a final blow destroyed the remnants of this once mighty people. Hence forth, the nation of Drachein was nothing more than ruins and empty memories. Aiyana, just a young girl, faces the aftermath of this conflict, not knowing that she is the last of the Drachein royal bloodline. Living as the protégé to Kanna, Aiyana must overcome her obstacles and reunite the Drachein once more.

The signing will be from 1pm-5pm (or later) and we'll have copies for sale.  Additionally, Allen will be sketching for customers so get ready cuz Drachein is coming!!!

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Jul
15
1:00 PM13:00

Commander Cup Season 3 Week 4

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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Jul
8
1:00 PM13:00

Commander Cup Season 3 Week 3

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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Jul
7
to Jul 8

Garden State Comic Fest: Morristown Edition

GSCF is being held July 7-8th 2018 at the Mennen Arena in Morristown NJ. 

We invite you to come out and meet some of your favorite artists and creators as well as the best comic and toy vendors around! There will be contests, games, and fun for the whole family. So come out and celebrate your favorite Super Heroes!!!!

Tickets are available here.

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Jul
3
to Jul 4

Truth Justice & Comics

What do you do when a National Holiday falls on new comic day?

You open at MIDNIGHT!!!

...and that's EXACTLY what we're doing!

Come by at 11:30pm on July 3rd and get your new books so you can really take the 4th of July off to BBQ, relax or whatever it is you do on July 4th!

At midnight exactly, we'll be able to sell new books from the following publishers (so far):

  • DC Comics
  • Marvel Comics
  • Dark Horse
  • IDW
  • Boom!
  • Image Comics

Some of these issues include Catwoman #1, Batman #50, Captain America #1, Star Wars #50, Cosmic Ghost Rider #1, Unnatural #1, I Hate Fairyland #20 and SO MANY MORE!

So come hang out with us and we'll have a great time!

Also - we will be OPEN with LIMITED HOURS on July 4th - 10am-4pm. For details on the parade in Montclair, fireworks and the picnic - click here.

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Jul
1
1:00 PM13:00

Commander Cup Season 3 Week 2

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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Jul
1
11:00 AM11:00

Magic Open House: Core Set 2019

Join us for a FREE event and get introduced to the new Core Set 2019!

Come by between 11am and 12:30pm, get a FREE Welcome Deck and learn the mechanics, get tips & tricks and try out Magic the Gathering with our amazing official Judge Matt!

You'll also - for the first time EVER - get a chance to buy a Core Set 2019 Planeswalker Deck!

See you all soon!

Game on!!!

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Jun
24
1:00 PM13:00

Commander Cup Season 3 Week 1

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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Jun
23
6:00 PM18:00

Make Music Day Montclair Day 2

Mind Hazard is a classic/alternative rock band from the Montclair, New Jersey area. We have an eclectic taste in music and as we listen and learn new genres, we find it always has an influence on our future writing style.
AC Borress - Guitar
Max Muñoz - Vocals & Keys
Spencer Thron - Bass
Justin Wojna - Drums
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Mind Hazard will be playing a 45 minute set at East Side Mags. This will be a part of the Montclair Make Music Days events occurring all across Montclair. Come out for some great rock music from Mind Hazard!

Then stick around for Back Pocket Alimony at 7pm!

Members include:

Michael Telewiak - Bassist
Jeff Gale Beatty - Guitarist
Louis Aduko - Drummer
Marshall Aviles - Vocals

Based out of Montclair, NJ, Back Pocket Alimony play pop punk / alternative / mathrock / emo and will rock you down to your very soul! You can check them out at Back Pocket Alimony or on IG @backpocketalimony

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Jun
23
1:00 PM13:00

We Are Danger Signing

Written and drawn by Fabian Lelay, this issue is going to rock your soul!

Join us for a signing with our great friends Fabian and letterer Taylor Esposito from 1pm-5pm on June 23rd.

About We Are Danger: Starting as the new girl in your senior year of high school is never easy, and Julie Malliari is having a terrible first day- until she meets Tabitha. After a night out at a rock show, their friendship quickly grows and, before they know it, the two form a band with their sights set on a record deal... they just need to win it in a nationwide Battle of the Bands competition. With Tabitha's rival keen to take the prize for herself, it's a battle not to be missed...

Do you like friends? Do you like rock n roll?  Then this comic is totally for you!

Come by. Say hi. Get a copy of #1 signed and let's rock Montclair to its core!

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Jun
22
6:00 PM18:00

Dominaria Store Championship

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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 DOMINARIA booster packs to build your deck and play (3) rounds to vie for ultimate stardom and championship!

Start time is 6pm on June 22nd!

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

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Jun
21
4:00 PM16:00

Make Music Day Montclair Day 1

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Montclair Make Music Day 2018

Let's Make Music Montclair! Join us for a very special Montclair Make Music Day event featuring:

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Scott & the Tiny Instruments

Scott & the Tiny Instruments @ 4pm with a mass appeal at 4:30pm.  What's a mass appeal? A community performance piece open to the public.  Scott & the Tiny Instruments will be leading the charge with everyone performing a rendition of Clique/REM song (I am) Superman! Come be a part of the mass appeal! It's going to be a LOT of fun!

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Skuz

Skuz @ 6pm - grindcore at its finest from the depths of Montclair, NJ!  Described as coffin mincers, these guys have been "destroying your ears and marriage since 2014".  DO NOT miss these guys! You have been warned!

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Palmarosa

Palmarosa @ 7pm - PALMAROSA is five-piece band from NJ covering all your favorite alternative, punk, new wave, and modern rock artists. You'll hear the hits, deep-cuts, and b-sides from bands like The Ramones, Bowie, B-52s, The Killers, The Cure, Arcade Fire and more. PALMAROSA brings a fun, passionate, high-energy rock n' roll show! No two shows are ever the same.

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Jun
16
1:00 PM13:00

In A Rut Comics Debut

Join local comic creators Eros Livieratos and Maria Sweeney for the debut of the 3rd issue of In A Rut Comics!

In the issue the creators spotlight Montclair, NJ and several other local spots so it is fitting they chose Montclair's local comic shop for the unveiling! 

Get all 3 issues - get em signed - get em drawn on and support local comic creators! There will be other goodies and surprises too!!!

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