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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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
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
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
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
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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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
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
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
14
1:00 PM13:00

Clonsters / Modern Dread Signing

The dynamic duo of Pat and Amy Shand make their triumphant return to East Side Mags with a pair of books that are sure to find their way into any member of the family's collection!

First up - Modern Dread! It's a horror anthology of modern anxieties! Fans of horror beware! This book is for you! (This book is also for MATURE audiences!) A 72-page graphic novel in black & white that explores what scares people now!!! 

But don't fear (too much) - we've got something for the kids too! Amy Shand is proud to present CLONSTERS - an all-ages book which is a whimsical fantasy adventure. Short for clay monsters, the characters in this book are modeled after mini figures that Amy herself has created in clay form and in the pages of this great kid-friendly book!

Pat and Amy will be here from 1pm-5pm and will be signing copies of their books! Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime, great-for-the-whole-family signing experience!!!

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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
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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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
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
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
26
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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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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Jun
10
11:00 AM11:00

Battlebond Launch Party

It's the official launch of Battlebond! Get a friend and come on down to the shop and take on other teams of Magic players in a duel unlike no other!

This tournament is played "two-headed giant" so each team must have 2 people.  Each team will get a total of (6) booster packs with which to draft.  A full list of Two-Headed Giant instruction sheets will be given out in case you need a refresher!

Prizes will be given out to the Top 3 teams. We will also have a random door prize for a random team that doesn't place in the Top 3.

11am start time.  To pre-register your team, please feel free to Contact Us or email jeff@eastsidemags.com or call 862-333-4961.

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Jun
9
1:00 PM13:00

Where We Live Signing

East Side Mags isn't just about our community but community across the country and the world! In the spirit of community, we are joining with the comics community to support the victims of the recent Las Vegas shooting by hosting a special signing for the new anthology WHERE WE LIVE - proceeds from which go to support the victims of the worst mass shooting in modern American history. 

This book is amazing! It includes fictional stories as well as actual eye-witness accounts all told by an all-star lineup of top talent working in comics today! Exploring themes like gun violence, common sense gun control, value of a compassionate society, mental health stigmatization, aftermath of tragedy and how individuals and communities persevere and an appreciation of Las Vegas as a vibrant community, this collection is sure to move you to your core!

Joining us is a rockstar group of artists, writers and contributors including:

All charges for sketches by artists will be donated to support the victims of the shooting.  And to do our part - East Side Mags will be donating 10% of our overall sales as well!

Come on out and pick up a great anthology, support a great cause, get an awesome sketch and come hang out with us!

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Jun
9
10:00 AM10:00

Sidewalk Sale

East Side Mags is proud to partner with Montclair Center for a massive sidewalk sale! 

Come to Montclair Center and enjoy the weather, great food and sales, discounts and specials from dozens of your favorite eateries and retailers!!!

We are happy to announce that, in addition to our amazing, one-of-a-kind signing taking place that day, we are donating 10% of our overall sales to support the victims of the Las Vegas shooting.

In addition, we will have a LIMITED collection of DVD movies for sale - ranging from $3 to $8 each!

Did we mention our massive collection of dollar comics? We've got so many dollar comics that we're offering 12 dollar comics for $10 or even 25 dollar comics for $20!!! Come check it out!

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Jun
3
11:00 AM11:00

Battlebond Prerelease - Game 2

It's the special Preview event for Battlebond! Get a friend and come on down to the shop and take on other teams of Magic players in a duel unlike no other!

This tournament is played "two-headed giant" so each team must have 2 people.  Each team will get a total of (6) booster packs with which to draft.  A full list of Two-Headed Giant instruction sheets will be given out in case you need a refresher!

Prizes will be given out to the Top 3 teams. We will also have a random door prize for a random team that doesn't place in the Top 3.

11am start time.  To pre-register your team, please feel free to Contact Us or email jeff@eastsidemags.com or call 862-333-4961.

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Jun
2
1:00 PM13:00

Battlebond Prerelease - Game 1

It's the special Preview event for Battlebond! Get a friend and come on down to the shop and take on other teams of Magic players in a duel unlike no other!

This tournament is played "two-headed giant" so each team must have 2 people.  Each team will get a total of (6) booster packs with which to draft.  A full list of Two-Headed Giant instruction sheets will be given out in case you need a refresher!

Prizes will be given out to the Top 3 teams. We will also have a random door prize for a random team that doesn't place in the Top 3.

1pm start time.  To pre-register your team, please feel free to Contact Us or email jeff@eastsidemags.com or call 862-333-4961.

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May
27
10:00 AM10:00

Garden State Comic Fest: Six Flags Edition

Garden State Comic Fest has teamed up with Six Flags Great Adventure again to bring you a fun filled mini-con from 10:30 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 27.
Help us kick off our Super Hero Summer with comics, collectibles, artists and some of the best DC Comics cosplay around* all set with the backdrop of DC Comics themed roller coasters.

*Guests 12 and under are encouraged to come in costume, all dress code guidelines apply.

Special Guest Appearance:
Dean Cain

Dean will be on site for photos and autographs during the event. Photos and autographs require a fee.

Tickets:
This convention is included with theme park admission, Season Pass or active Membership.

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May
19
6:30 PM18:30

C3 Presents: The Future of Comics Panel

C3 Presents: The Future of Comics

Join comic industry veterans Joan Hilty (Nickelodeon, DC Comics) and Martha Donato (Long Beach Comic Con) for a conversation with journalist Heidi MacDonald (The Beat) about the future of comic book fandom in a rapidly-changing industry, presented by C3 (Comic Creator Conference).

Will mainstream comics give voice to new and diverse creators? Will indie publishers lead the way? How will the national and regional comic conventions and fan groups evolve to make room for new creators and content? Join Martha, Joan and Heidi as they address these topics, your questions and more.

Links:

C3:                  www.comiccreatorcon.com

LBCC:             www.longbeachcomiccon.com

The Beat:        www.comicsbeat.com

Joan Hilty:       www.joanhilty.net

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May
17
6:00 PM18:00

LSC After Dark: Superheroes

East Side Mags is teaming up with the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, NJ! 

If you thought Avengers: Infinity War was the biggest superhero event of the season...think again! May 17 is LSC After Dark: Superheroes, and you’re invited!

On this night, listen to your Spidey senses and head straight to Liberty Science Center for superhuman adventures. Discover the science behind your favorite superhero stories. Channel your alter ego and unleash your powers on the dance floor with DJ Monopoli. Refuel with snacks from local food vendors, courtesy of Midnight Market, and quench your thirst for vigilance with a delicious drink!

You can also experience a show in the Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium and LSC Giant Dome Theater, the largest planetarium in the Western Hemisphere. LSC is a nonprofit organization, and when you make an additional $5 donation to support our programs for 91,000 students from at-risk communities, we’ll thank you with a ticket to an exhilarating new show. (Please make your donation in person at the event.)

Get tickets now for a discounted online price, $20 per person. Tickets are $5 more at the door.

For an extra $10, you can experience our premium exhibition, Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience. This is your last chance – the exhibition will be gone soon!

LSC After Dark events are the third Thursday of every month at Liberty Science Center. Guests 21 and over can enjoy an after-hours adventure featuring drinks, food, music, dancing, access to all the exhibits in the Science Center, and more.

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May
13
10:00 AM10:00

Clifton Comic Show

Join us on Sunday, May 13th 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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May
12
2:00 PM14:00

Johnny Cupcakes Pop Up Shop

Yet to come in a galaxy far, far away… The World’s First T-shirt Bakery teams up with Essex County’s #1 Toy & Hobby and Specialty store!

Come hang with us on Saturday, May 12th as East Side Mags hosts their very first Johnny Cupcakes Pop-Up Shop! Stop by to get your comic book fix, along all things fun and nerdy, while also shopping the freshest items off the Johnny Cupcakes menu. We will have the latest in fun and stylish t-shirt designs, hats, socks, and aprons?! Yes, APRONS!

Our gracious hosts, East Side Mags, will be offering 10% off any items in their store with proof of a Johnny Cupcakes purchase of JC items from and during the pop-up shop! **Sorry, this offer cannot be combine with any other promos!** You will also be entered in for a chance to win a raffle prize pack featuring BOTH Johnny Cupcakes and East Side Mags goodies!

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May
5
9:00 AM09:00

Free Comic Book Day 2018

It's the most. WONDERFUL. Time of the YEAR!

It's FREE COMIC BOOK DAY and we've got some real exciting stuff planned so keep up with our Facebook page to get updates but the basics are all here!

We're opening EARLY - like 9am early. So you have time to get your hands on some awesome issues!

There are some truly awesome FREE COMICS that will be available including, but not limited to Riverdale, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, DC Comics, Barrier by Brian K Vaughn, Avengers, Pokemon, Miraculous, Simpsons/Bongo Comics, Adventure Time, Legend of Korra, Amazing Spider-Man, Spongebob Squarepants and MORE!!!

We've got almost everything in the store ON SALE for 20% OFF except new comics, dollar comics, supplies, select wall books and art work.  But that still means you can save BIG on items like Funko POPs, action figures, statues, trade paperbacks, hard cover books and bin back issues!!!  

Our famous DOLLAR RAFFLES are back and we'll have some really, truly awesome items available so stay tuned to more info!

Also - if you spend $100 or more, you will get a fully stamped reward card PLUS five (5) extra stamps ($50 value)!!!

Did someone say guests?  We've got some great guests for you!

How about legendary painter / artist GREG HILDEBRANDT! Greg will be joined by the amazing Angela Fernot and will be here from 12pm-5pm.  He'll be taking sketch requests, have prints for sale as well as copies of his Tolkien book!

Greg is happy to sign items that customers either buy from ESM or bring themselves - up to 3 FREE! After that, there is a $10 charge per additional signature.*** Military veterans (with Military ID required) get special pricing and up to 6 free signatures. 

***Greg's cover for Captain America: Steve Rogers #1 is the only exception. There is a charge to sign this of $50 as Greg will ONLY EVER sign 50 copies lifetime!

Greg will NOT be sketching in store but will take requests to be mailed to customers once completed at his studio.  Customers who want a sketch must buy a sketch cover from East Side Mags and leave it with Greg in addition to payment BEFORE leaving the store including $10 for shipping.  Pricing is as follows:

  • Pencil sketch by Greg - Head Sketch ($50), Bust Sketch ($100), Full Figure ($150) with additional figures $100 each
  • Inks available by Angela Fernot (over Greg's pencils) - Inked Head ($30 additional), Inked Bust ($50 additional), Inked Full Figure ($100 additional) with additional inked figures $75 additional each
  • Color sketches (pencils by Greg, inks by Angela Fernot, coloring and final art by Greg) start at $150+ with final price to be determined per individual request

Greg is also happy to take commission requests from interested buyers but will only be accepting painting and black board commissions.  Sketch commissions will only be available via Sketch Covers purchased from East Side Mags.

Greg is also happy to take photos with fans!!!

We've also got KEIKI EXPLORERS SUMMER CAMP in the house! If you've got kids, this is the BEST summer experience you can imagine!  Each day is a special field trip somewhere and the experiences your kids get will last a lifetime!

Last, we've got out amazing COSPLAY CONTEST with special guest judges! Come by in costume or cosplay and we'll take your picture and contact info.  At the end of the day, our special COSPLAY CONTEST JUDGES will vote on a BEST KIDS COSTUME and BEST ADULT COSTUME (Adult as in age NOT appropriateness so let's try to keep it clean, huh?).  We'll have some really awesome prizes for the winners too!

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Apr
29
4:00 PM16:00

Open Book/Open Mind: Luke Cage -The Power of a Black Superhero

The Power of a Black Superhero event will feature Cheo Hodari Coker, Executive Producer, Creator, and Head Writer of the Netflix TV show Luke Cage in conversation with Gail Barringer, a Montclair resident and producer of Luke Cage. “Marvel’s Luke Cage” is the third show in the Netflix-original Defenders series. The discussion will include the challenges of writing drama for a television series, the rise of comic book heroes and graphic novels, and the cultural importance of different superheroes. Chen and Gail will be joined by two of the talented actors from the series: Karen Pittman “Inspector Ridley” and Sean Ringgold “Sugar”.

East Side Mags will have comic books for purchase and signing at the event.  The event is free thanks to support by grants from our sponsors, The Montclair Foundation and Investors Foundation. Registration below is encouraged. Teens are welcome.

For more information, click here.

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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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Apr
22
5:00 PM17:00

Pre-Free Comic Day Music

Join us for a VERY SPECIAL event!

We're getting ready for Free Comic Book Day AND Montclair Center's Center Stage Music Festival (both on May 5th) and we've got some amazing musical acts performing in the store!

Admission is FREE and we'll have some cool give-a-ways and raffles going on!

The line-up is:

5pm - Travis Love Benson

5:45pm - Antoine Poncelet

6:30pm - Rockstar Racecar

7:15pm - Tula Vera

Come hang out, check out some awesome bands and get ready for a day you'll never forget!

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Apr
21
1:00 PM13:00

Women's Empowerment Event

Comics.  They're for everyone.  Men. Women. Kids. EVERYONE. But on April 21st, we're shining the spotlight extra bright on the Women that make this industry so amazing! It's Women's Empowerment Week in Montclair and East Side Mags is super proud to bring you some of the most powerful names in comics for a VERY SPECIAL event!

Come by between 1pm and 5pm and meet:

East Side Mags will also be donating 10% of our total sales from the day to SAVE of Essex County and Family Service League! Anything you buy - literally anything - we'll take 10% of that and donate it to helping women across the county and North Jersey! We'll also be accepting physical item donations.  

UPDATE (3/15/18):  Here is a list of items that you can donate as well to support Family Service League/SAVE of Essex County! We'll be collecting the items at the shop during this event or you can drop them off at any time either before, during or after the event:

  • Sweatpants- L/XL only
  • Tshirts- L/XL only
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo/Conditioner (travel size)
  • Bags for the kits

We're always happy to accept donations that will help people in need! Contact us with any questions.

We hope everyone can make it out for this amazing event.  We're hoping to add a few more guests so stay tuned for more details!

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Apr
17
to Apr 18

Midnight of 1000 Action Comics

It's a landmark event from DC Comics and East Side Mags! Who'd have thought that we'd ever actually get to see an actual real-live issue #1000? In an age of reboots, rebirths and fresh starts, who would have thought this would be a real thing?

Well - it is a real thing and East Side Mags is soooo stoked to open our doors a little before midnight to celebrate the release of Action Comics #1000 from DC Comics!!!

Join us and get your copy early! We're also authorized to sell any NEW DC Comics issues that come out that week at midnight as well!

To top it all off, come a little before or hang a bit after, and get 40% off any DC bin back issue comics!!! We've got old DC stuff! We've got New 52! We've got one-shots and specials and annuals and more!

So come check it out! Keep tabs on our Facebook event page for updates and details!

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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
7
1:00 PM13:00

Rivals of Ixalan 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 DOMINARIA comes out!

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

Start time is 1pm on April 7th

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

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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
1
10:00 AM10:00

Pogo Beard Company

East Side Mags is proud to partner with Pogo Beard Company - a local NJ startup selling quality beard grooming products!

About Pogo Beard Company:  We are a family business that creates all natural handmade beard care products in the Garden State.

We know that those who live the bearded life choose to grab life by the horns, those who work hard for their loved ones, the artist inside each of us.

We craft our products knowing that those who use them are an individual and the desire to live your life how you want to.

We represent the pogonophile in all of us!

Together we are the

Pogo Beard Company!

Justin Swanson, founder and owner of Pogo Beard Company, will be here with a variety of products from 10am-5pm.  Come say hi and check out his awesome wares!

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Mar
31
2:00 PM14:00

This Nightmare Kills Fascists - A Signing

East Side Mags is proud to present to you: This Nightmare Kills Fascists!

This comic anthology is brought to you by the awesome mind of Eric Palicki and gives you horror, in the vein of Creepy and Eerie comics, but reflects on the world politics as told by some of today's TOP comic talents!

This book starter as a Kickstarter - which East Side Mags was happy to back - and is now being brought to you LIVE and IN-PERSON featuring some really awesome people like:

-Tyler Chin-Tanner (writer)

-Matt Miner (writer)

-Sean Von Gorman (artist)

-Vita Ayala (writer)

-Joe Corallo (writer)

-Soo Lee (artist, not pictured yet)

The event will take place from 2pm-6pm.  Our esteemed guests will be signing copies of the book and hanging out with fans! Come check it out! This anthology is not something to be missed!

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Mar
28
7:00 PM19:00

Sketchprov Presents: Comics & Comics Open Mic Night

The Sketchprov Podcast presents "Comics & Comics" Open Mic Nights LIVE from East Side Mags in Montclair, NJ!

Every other Wednesday starting February 28th, come on down and see up and coming comedians bring their material to the floor.

Stand-up, improv, sketch, and even musical comedy.

All are welcomed! Hosted by Michael Sangregorio and Bonner Doemling.

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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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