Feb
24
1:00 PM13:00

Lightseekers Game Demo

Are you into Pokemon? Magic the Gathering? Gaming in general?

Come by East Side Mags on February 24th between 1pm-4pm and meet Chris Rowland and Lightseekers - a trading card game that is a stand-alone physical game that includes 385+ cards and SUPER fun to play!

Chris will have a demo of the game and be able to answer questions about how to play, game mechanics and more!  

You can even check out a video link here about the game!

See you all soon!

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Feb
25
11:00 AM11:00

Commander Cup Season 2 Week 4

Commander Cup S2 FB Cover.jpg

Welcome to the East Side Mags Commander Cup: Season 2!

For 8 weeks, beginning January 21st - we'll be playing Commander as part of an 8 week tournament we're calling the Commander Cup: Season 2!

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 3!!!*

*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:

  • January 21 (Week 1)
  • February 4 (Week 2)
  • February 18 (Week 3)
  • February 25 (Week 4)
  • March 4 (Week 5)
  • March 11 (Week 6)
  • March 18 (Week 7)
  • March 25 (Week 8)

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

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Mar
3
1:00 PM13:00

Adventure Time Artist Alexandra Beguez

If you had to pick between Jake or Finn - who would you pick? We don't have an answer either! But you can always ask Adventure Time upcoming artist Alexandra Beguez!

Alexandra is an illustrator, cartoonist, and giant Star Trek nerd based in New Jersey. Her comics and illustrations appear in The Nib, Adventure Time Comics/BOOM! Studios, Buzzfeed, Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream, Ink Brick, Quarter Moon, and Carboncito, among others. Her work has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators, Latin American Ilustración, 3x3, and Creative Quarterly. She recently got the opportunity to draw a short story in the recently released Adventure Time #19! 

Alexandra will be here from 1pm-4pm, signing copies of Adventure Time #19 and sketching for customers.  Come meet this super-talented, up-and-coming artist!!!

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Mar
4
11:00 AM11:00

Commander Cup Season 2 Week 5

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Welcome to the East Side Mags Commander Cup: Season 2!

For 8 weeks, beginning January 21st - we'll be playing Commander as part of an 8 week tournament we're calling the Commander Cup: Season 2!

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 3!!!*

*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:

  • January 21 (Week 1)
  • February 4 (Week 2)
  • February 18 (Week 3)
  • February 25 (Week 4)
  • March 4 (Week 5)
  • March 11 (Week 6)
  • March 18 (Week 7)
  • March 25 (Week 8)

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

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Mar
10
1:00 PM13:00

Sketch Fun with Chris Campana

East Side Mags is super-stoked to welcome back the amazing Chris Campana! Chris is the creator of First World - an fantastic fantasy book with stunning art and glue-to-your-seat writing! If you haven't gotten a chance to check it out, now's the time! And you'll have the opportunity to get it signed!!!

Chris will be hanging out drawing on sketch covers for fans! Come by and pick up an amazing original piece of art for yourself or a fan in your life! Just check out some of the rad stuff Chris has drawn already!

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Mar
11
10:00 AM10:00

Clifton Comic Show

Join us on Sunday, March 11th for our 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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Mar
11
11:00 AM11:00

Commander Cup Season 2 Week 6

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Welcome to the East Side Mags Commander Cup: Season 2!

For 8 weeks, beginning January 21st - we'll be playing Commander as part of an 8 week tournament we're calling the Commander Cup: Season 2!

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 3!!!*

*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:

  • January 21 (Week 1)
  • February 4 (Week 2)
  • February 18 (Week 3)
  • February 25 (Week 4)
  • March 4 (Week 5)
  • March 11 (Week 6)
  • March 18 (Week 7)
  • March 25 (Week 8)

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

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Mar
17
1:30 PM13:30

Montclair Literary Festival Special Event

Join us from 1.30 - 2.30 pm! 

Rich Douek (writer, Gutter Magic, TMNT Universe) will be here!

If you love comics and fantasy, or are interested in writing, step down the road for an hour this afternoon to Montclair's comic book store East Side Mags. Montclair writer and graphic novelist Rich Douek will be signing copies of Gutter Magic, his urban fantasy series, talking about writing comics and breaking into the industry, and answering your questions.  Ages 8 and up

Venue: East Side Mags, 7, S Fullerton Ave.

Rich Douek is a writer, copywriter, and graphic designer working in New York City. He has written comics for Comixtribe, Red Stylo Press and IDW Publishing, and helmed award-winning advertising campaigns for clients such as Snickers, FedEx, and Foot Locker. He is the creator of Gutter Magic, an urban fantasy series, and the forthcoming series Wailing Blade. He has written for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics line. Born in Queens, NY, Rich and his family moved to Montclair four years ago, and have loved the town, and community ever since.

About the Montclair Literary Festival:

Montclair Literary Festival March 15-18, 2018. 

Succeed2gether launched the Montclair Literary Festival in 2017 to engage the entire community in a celebration of reading, books, and Montclair’s vibrant and diverse literary scene.

The 2018 festival will run from March 15-18, with more than 90 authors taking part in 50 events, including ticketed events with Patti Smith, Tom Perrotta, Anna Quindlen, Meg Wolitzer and Christina Baker Kline, and a full program of free book talks, panel discussions, author signings, workshops and children’s activities. Go to succeed2gether.org for full details and to purchase tickets. The festival is presented by Succeed2gether in conjunction with Montclair State University, Montclair Public Library, Watchung Booksellers and Montclair Art Museum.  

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Mar
18
11:00 AM11:00

Commander Cup Season 2 Week 7

Commander Cup S2 FB Cover.jpg

Welcome to the East Side Mags Commander Cup: Season 2!

For 8 weeks, beginning January 21st - we'll be playing Commander as part of an 8 week tournament we're calling the Commander Cup: Season 2!

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 3!!!*

*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:

  • January 21 (Week 1)
  • February 4 (Week 2)
  • February 18 (Week 3)
  • February 25 (Week 4)
  • March 4 (Week 5)
  • March 11 (Week 6)
  • March 18 (Week 7)
  • March 25 (Week 8)

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

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Mar
24
10:00 AM10:00

Spring Back Issue Sale

Spring is here and we're so excited for the new weather that we're having a sale!

ALL OF OUR BACK ISSUES in the BINS are on sale for 40% off! Including the DRAWER BOXES under the BINS!

We'll also have extra dollar boxes with new stock available and a SPECIAL on WALL BOOKS! SELECT WALL BOOKS will be 30% OFF!

Come by, bring your collection list and check it out!

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Mar
24
1:00 PM13:00

Lightseekers Game Demo

Are you into Pokemon? Magic the Gathering? Gaming in general?

Come by East Side Mags on March 24th between 1pm-4pm and meet Chris Rowland and Lightseekers - a trading card game that is a stand-alone physical game that includes 385+ cards and SUPER fun to play!

Chris will have a demo of the game and be able to answer questions about how to play, game mechanics and more!  

You can even check out a video link here about the game!

See you all soon!

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Mar
25
11:00 AM11:00

Commander Cup Season 2 Week 8

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Welcome to the East Side Mags Commander Cup: Season 2!

For 8 weeks, beginning January 21st - we'll be playing Commander as part of an 8 week tournament we're calling the Commander Cup: Season 2!

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 3!!!*

*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:

  • January 21 (Week 1)
  • February 4 (Week 2)
  • February 18 (Week 3)
  • February 25 (Week 4)
  • March 4 (Week 5)
  • March 11 (Week 6)
  • March 18 (Week 7)
  • March 25 (Week 8)

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

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Apr
7
to Apr 8

Garden State Comic Fest: AC Edition

Clickity-clack!  Clickity-clack!

GSCF is going to Atlantic City and East Side Mags is going with 'em!!!


Garden State Comic Fest is proud to announce our next show will be at the Showboat Hotel and Convention Center April 7-8th 2018 in Atlantic City, NJ. 


The Showboat which is no longer a casino has transformed the entire casino floor into an amazing exhibition space at close to 120,000sqft. and Garden State Comic Fest is taking it over!


This will be our biggest and best comic fest to date with great vendors, artists like:

Plus guests, panels, workshops, and cosplay! 


Not to mention great hotel deals for everyone!

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Apr
14
to Apr 15

Kinda!Con 3.0

Kinda!Con is an event that is centered around new artists, cosplay, community, & love of all things dorky. All fandoms are welcome here. Join us in our third year & new home at the Hyatt Regency in Morristown, NJ!

Yeah - East Side Mags will be there! IN FULL EFFECT!

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Apr
27
to Apr 29

East Coast Comicon

East Coast Comicon is THREE DAYS NOW!

Come check it out and get a chance to hang out with US, not to mention:

...and SO MANY MORE!

Plus cosplay, movie and comic vehicles and tons of vendors! Did we mention we'd be there too? ;)

Can't wait to see you all there!!!

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Feb
18
11:00 AM11:00

Commander Cup Season 2 Week 3

Commander Cup S2 FB Cover.jpg

Welcome to the East Side Mags Commander Cup: Season 2!

For 8 weeks, beginning January 21st - we'll be playing Commander as part of an 8 week tournament we're calling the Commander Cup: Season 2!

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 3!!!*

*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:

  • January 21 (Week 1)
  • February 4 (Week 2)
  • February 18 (Week 3)
  • February 25 (Week 4)
  • March 4 (Week 5)
  • March 11 (Week 6)
  • March 18 (Week 7)
  • March 25 (Week 8)

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

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Feb
11
10:00 AM10:00

Bingo Love Signing

Bingo Love is a totally original graphic novel by Tee Franklin (creator, writer).  It's a story about 2 women who meet at Bingo with their grandmothers and sparks start to fly.  The story spans 50 years and tells a story of love, TRUE love, happiness and being true to yourself!

Tee will be here from 10am-1pm, signing copies of her book and hanging out with everyone! The book doesn't officially hit the shelves until February 14th (Valentine's Day) but this is your chance to get an advance copy and hang out with the creator herself!

Looking for that awesome and original Valentine's Day gift for the one you love?  This book has everything you need.  It's a heartfelt, warm and loving story - totally apart from the superheroes and sci fi comics have been known for. 

Celebrate diversity.  Celebrate love.  Celebrate a good read.

This book has it all!

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Feb
4
11:00 AM11:00

Commander Cup Season 2 Week 2

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Welcome to the East Side Mags Commander Cup: Season 2!

For 8 weeks, beginning January 21st - we'll be playing Commander as part of an 8 week tournament we're calling the Commander Cup: Season 2!

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 3!!!*

*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:

  • January 21 (Week 1)
  • February 4 (Week 2)
  • February 18 (Week 3)
  • February 25 (Week 4)
  • March 4 (Week 5)
  • March 11 (Week 6)
  • March 18 (Week 7)
  • March 25 (Week 8)

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

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Jan
27
1:00 PM13:00

Mine! Signing to Support Planned Parenthood

East Side Mags is a proud community sponsor and we're super happy to support Planned Parenthood - a rad organization that provides much needed medical attention to the communities that they serve!

A ton of creators (some we know, some we hope to meet soon) have come together and put an anthology together called Mine! in support of Planned Parenthood with profits going to support the organization.  We were quick to jump on the Kickstarter when we saw it and now we're buying additional copies so we can bring you a handful of the amazing minds that contributed to this much-required reading material!

Hang out with Dave Kelly (So What Press), Matt Miner (Gwar Orgasmageddon, Toe Tag Riot), Liana Kangas (Independent comic artist and contributor) and Fabian Lelay (Jade Street Protection Services) and Jude Vigants (Independent artist and contributor).

Join us from 1pm-6pm on Saturday, January 27th! Writers and artists will be signing copies of the book that we'll have for sale and artists will be sketching for customers too! Don't miss this one-of-a-kind, East Side Mags event!  

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Jan
21
11:00 AM11:00

Commander Cup Season 2 Week 1

Commander Cup S2 FB Cover.jpg

Welcome to the East Side Mags Commander Cup: Season 2!

For 8 weeks, beginning January 21st - we'll be playing Commander as part of an 8 week tournament we're calling the Commander Cup: Season 2!

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 3!!!*

*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:

  • January 21 (Week 1)
  • February 4 (Week 2)
  • February 18 (Week 3)
  • February 25 (Week 4)
  • March 4 (Week 5)
  • March 11 (Week 6)
  • March 18 (Week 7)
  • March 25 (Week 8)

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

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Jan
20
1:00 PM13:00

Lightseekers Game Demo

Are you into Pokemon? Magic the Gathering? Gaming in general?

Come by East Side Mags on January 20th between 1pm-4pm and meet Chris Rowland and Lightseekers - a trading card game that is a stand-alone physical game that includes 385+ cards and SUPER fun to play!

Chris will have a demo of the game and be able to answer questions about how to play, game mechanics and more!  

You can even check out a video link here about the game!

See you all soon!

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Jan
14
10:00 AM10:00

Clifton Comic Show

Join us on Sunday, January 14th for our 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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Jan
12
to Jan 13

Midnight Prerelease - Rivals of Ixalan

At midnight, between Friday, 1/12 and Saturday, 1/13, East Side Mags is hosting their midnight prerelease for the new card set – Rivals of Ixalan

Join us!  $25.99 to play and prizes will be available for the Top 8 players! 

Got what it takes?

Reserve your spot by emailing jeff@eastsidemags.com or call us at 862-333-4961!

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Dec
20
4:00 PM16:00

Book Signing: Caseen Gaines at East Side Mags

Calling all pop culture enthusiasts! Join author Caseen Gaines for a signing of his books at East Side Mags, located at 7 South Fullerton Avenue in Montclair, New Jersey, on Wednesday, December 20. Caseen will be there from 4:00-7:00pm.

Caseen is the author of several nonfiction books including We Don't Need Roads: The Making of the Back to the Future Trilogy, The Dark Crystal: The Ultimate Visual History, A Christmas Story: Behind the Scenes of a Holiday Classic, and Inside Pee-wee's Playhouse, which won a Silver Medal at the 2012 Independent Publisher Book Awards. He can be found on social media @caseengaines.

His books make excellent holiday gifts - so make sure you swing by!

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

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Dec
17
12:00 PM12:00

Holiday Artist Party

The holidays are coming up quick and what makes a better gift than some original art by some of NJ and the comics industry's newest up-and-coming artists!

Come by East Side Mags on 12/17, 12pm-5pm and get a rad, one-of-a-kind sketch from Brian Benjamin, Dillon Snook or Travis Williamson of the Kubert Art School in Dover, NJ! Or get a jam piece going with a little sketch from ALL 3! The only limit is your imagination!

Buy a sketch cover, get a free pencil sketch. Want inks and/or full color? There's an additional charge but you pay the artist directly! Get a great sketch for the holidays and help these guys make a little coin in the process! Support local artists!

Happy holidays!

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Dec
16
1:00 PM13:00

A Kitty Kitty Christmas

Who wouldn't want a doll of Kitty Ravencraft?  It seems no one.  So how do you create demand?  Why - you kill off the original Kitty to make it highly collectible! Duh!

That's the story behind the newest Die Kitty Die special by Fernando Ruiz and Dan Parent - out just in time for Christmas.  And guess what? We've got FERNANDO RUIZ himself at our shop to hang out, sign copies of the Christmas special and sketch for FREE for customers! 

Buy a book - get a sketch.  So simple and it'll make a GREAT holiday gift!

Fernando will be here from 1pm-3pm so get here early and we'll find out if Kitty survives the holidays!

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Dec
9
1:00 PM13:00

Blackout & Ironhorse Signing

Meet Gavin and Angie!

They are the masterminds behind an awesome indie series that iskicking up dust like you wouldn’t believe! Get introduced to Ironhorse and Blackout by the creators themselves!

Gavin and Angie will be here from 1pm-5pm to sign copies and talk about the creative process, where they come up with their ideas and what it’s like to be an indie comic in a BIG industry!

About Ironhorse:  As the medieval city begins to industrialize, powerful guilds turn obsolete while others grow in power. If left unchecked the inevitable fires of conflict will consume the city.

About Blackout:  Trapped underground, the outcasts of society fight for survival in a world where food is expensive and life is cheap.

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Dec
2
7:00 PM19:00

Cosplay Karaoke

Cape Swoosh Productions and East Side Mags present Cosplay Karaoke!

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

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

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

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

Excelsior!

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Dec
2
1:00 PM13:00

John Wick Signing

Dynamite is releasing the first issue of their John Wick series and we have artist Giovanni Valletta here from 1pm-5pm to sign copies, sketch for customers and tell us what it’s like to draw Keanu Reaves!

This long-awaited series is definitely one NOT to be missed!

When a young John Wick emerges from prison and embarks upon his first, epic vendetta, he comes up against a strange, powerful community of assassins and must learn how to master the Book of Rules that guides their lethal business. What are the Three Bills? Who is Calamity? And who was John Wick before he became the Baba Yaga? Here for the first time, read the thrilling origin story of John Wick, from "Planet Hulk" writer Greg Pak and "Dark Horse Presents" artist Giovanni Valletta

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Nov
25
10:00 AM10:00

Small Business Saturday

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

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

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

20% off the following items:

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

plus you can get 50% off:

  • Bin back issues
  • Statues

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

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

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

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Nov
21
to Nov 22

Doomsday Clock Release @ 11:57PM

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

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

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

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

See you all here for the festivities!

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Nov
19
1:00 PM13:00

Commander Cup Season 1 (Week 8)

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

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

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

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

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

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

The 8 dates for the Commander Cup are as follows:

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

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

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Nov
19
10:00 AM10:00

NJ Comic Expo

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

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

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

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

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Nov
18
10:00 AM10:00

Local Comic Shop Day 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

See you all for the celebration!

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Nov
12
1:00 PM13:00

Commander Cup Season 1 (Week 7)

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

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

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

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

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

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

The 8 dates for the Commander Cup are as follows:

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

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

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Nov
12
10:00 AM10:00

Clifton NJ Comic Show

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

10am-4pm

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

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

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Nov
5
1:00 PM13:00

Commander Cup Season 1 (Week 6)

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

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

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

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

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

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

The 8 dates for the Commander Cup are as follows:

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

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

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Oct
29
1:00 PM13:00

Commander Cup Season 1 (Week 5)

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

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

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

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

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

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

The 8 dates for the Commander Cup are as follows:

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

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

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