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Nov
24
10:00 AM10:00

Small Business Saturday

PUT DOWN THOSE LEFTOVERS!

It’s SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY - you chance to REALLY show the community that you like to shop local! And since it’s the holidays and we appreciate your business all year round - we’ve got some really great offers and discounts for you!

50% OFF Bin Back Issues!

20% off all action figures and EVERYTHING in our glass cases!

50% off select wall books!

20% off trade paperbacks and hard covers!

How awesome is that?

Don’t forget - Montclair is the spot for your “Passport to Shopping”. Check out the Welcoming Station on Church Street to get your Passport and check out the (9) donation baskets provided by participating retailers in town - including your favorite local comic shop ;) Then take your Passport to participating business in the Montclair Center area, get it signed/stamped to redeem for tickets to enter into the raffles to win the baskets. One stamp = 1 raffle ticket!!! This will be ongoing from 10am-5pm!

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Nov
17
10:00 AM10:00

Local Comic Shop Day 2018

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

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

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

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

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

  • 50% off all previous year’s LCSD exclusives

  • 50% off select (tagged) wall books

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

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

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

Here are some details regarding out sale this Saturday:

*Items already on hold prior to the sale are not discountable
*Store credit cannot be used for sale items
*Fully stamped reward cards cannot be used for sale items

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

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Oct
19
6:00 PM18:00

Fall Art Walk

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

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

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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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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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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
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
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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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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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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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
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
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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Oct
8
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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Sep
10
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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Sep
9
10:00 AM10:00

How Was Your Summer Vacation?

It's the FINAL DAY of our Back to School promo event and it's the most fun you'll have all summer!

Come by East Side Mags and buy something - ANYTHING - and we'll donate 10% off that total sale to MFEE!

We'll also have a FREE coloring station where kids can come in and draw "How I Spent My Summer Vacation" pictures that we'll hang up in the shop and blast out on our social media!  PLUS - you get to hang out and meet Brigid Allanson - Kubert School graduate and teacher for our very own Learn to Draw Comics class!  Draw with Brigid and learn more about our Saturday classes - even get $10 off admission when you sign up that day!

Last, we'll have $1 raffles from Marvel, DC Comics and more!  Stay tuned to our Facebook page for prizes and other announcements!

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Jun
10
10:00 AM10:00

Montclair Center Sidewalk Sale

Montclair Center's Sidewalk Sale is back and East Side Mags is all about community!

Join us for a fun-filled event from open to close featuring discounts, our famous dollar raffles and special guests!

First, our special guests - Gregg Schigiel and Chris Giarrusso!

Gregg Schigiel (rhymes with eagle) is the writer and illustrator of the PIX graphic novels from Image Comics, a regular contributor to SPONGEBOB COMICS, and has illustrated a litany of licensed character coloring, story, and chapter books. In addition to his work as a cartoonist, he produces and hosts the comics-centric podcast “Stuff Said”, and produces and co-hosts (with Chris Giarrusso) the Tom Cruise movie-centric podcast “Cruisin’ Together.” He likes doughnuts, enjoys comedy, and makes sure he drinks plenty of water. Learn more at hatterentertainment.com.

Chris Giarrusso is the author and illustrator of the G-MAN superhero graphic novel series for younger readers, THE G-MAN SUPER JOURNAL diary series, and the G-MAN WEBCOMICS comic strip. Chris created the Mini Marvels humor comic strips for Marvel Comics (now collected in the MINI MARVELS COMPLETE COLLECTION) and drew the TALES FROM THE CON weekly webcomic (now collected in THE COMPLETE TALES FROM THE CON). Chris also co-hosts (with Gregg Schigiel) the Tom Cruise movie-centric podcast “Cruisin’ Together.” Find Chris at chrisgiarrusso.com

Gregg & Chris will be signing copies of their books from 1pm-6pm.  In addition, buy a book, get a FREE SKETCH.  Kids also get FREE SKETCHES.  Just looking for a sketch in your sketchbook?  That'll be $25.  Help support your local comic shop and some amazing local all-ages friendly artists/writers!

Next up - it's also a SALE*!  Here are the details:

50% off ALL BACK ISSUES

20% off ALL TRADE PAPERBACKS AND HARD COVERS**

50% off ALL STATUES

20% off ALL ACTION FIGURES

AND $5 t-shirts!!!

Plus we have our usual dollar comic deals, regular sale table full of goodies like discounted POP Vinyls, Star Wars toys, loose action figures and MORE!

*Discount cannot be combined with any other offer.  Restrictions may apply.

**Trade and hard cover discount are not applied to Gregg or Chris' (our special guests') books.  

...and to cap it all off, we'll have our famous dollar raffles full of amazing prizes like action figures, original sketch covers, novelty items!  One dollar gets you a ticket and you can pitch that ticket toward any of the available prizes you want!

This event goes from open to close on June 10th (10am-8pm) unless otherwise noted above.  

Can't wait to see everyone out of the sidewalk!

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May
27
10:00 AM10:00

GSCF: Great Adventure Edition

Garden State Comic Fest is proud to announce we are teaming up with Six Flags Great Adventure to bring you GARDEN STATE COMIC FEST: GREAT ADVENTURE EDITION
This May 27th 12PM-7PM get ready for a fun filled mini-con like no other right inside the park and included with your park admission to help celebrate Great Adventure's "Super Hero Summer" with comics, collectibles, artists, Special Guests, and some of the best DC Comics cosplay around (Convention Personnel)!! All set to the backdrop of DC Comics themed roller coasters. GSCF: GAE will include panel discussions, contests, and giveaway's. This will be a great time out for serious collectors and families alike. Whether you love superheroes or not, a great time will be had by all.
Keep the date open and stay tuned as discount codes for admission for the park and more information is coming soon!!
Check out: www.sixflags.com/greatadventure/special-events/garden-state-comic-fest-great-adventure-edition


DC Super Hero Summer!
We have teamed up with Garden State Comic Fest to bring you a fun filled mini-con from 12 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, 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
John Wesley Shipp

Shipp acted as Barry Allen on the CBS sci-fi adventure series "The Flash" from 1990- 1991. In the CW's "The Flash," Shipp plays Henry Allen, Barry's father.

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

Super Heroes of Service
May 27 is also Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.

As a thank you for all they do, Police Officers, their friends and family can stay in the park for 90 minutes after it closes for Exclusive Ride Time on BATMAN: The Ride and THE DARK KNIGHT coaster. Police Officers must present an ID at the NJ 101.5 table at the Comic Con event to receive a wristband.

Bill Spadea from NJ 101.5 and Chasing News will be at the park to celebrate Law Enforcement Officers as part of his #bluefriday (link is external) campaign. 

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

***Use the code COMICFEST to get discounts on tickets!***

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May
6
9:00 AM09:00

Free Comic Book Day 2017

It's that wonderful time of year: FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!

What's better?  You tell us!

This year, we're excited to announce some fan favorites returning as well as some new surprises!

First and foremost, we're opening out doors EARLY!  9AM opening for you early birds out there!

Most improtantly:  FREE COMICS!  We've got a TON of great FREE comics available for you to pick up!  You can check out the full list here but these are some we're REALLY looking forward to:

Dollar Raffles: We'll have a total of SIX different dollar raffles to enter into.  As per usual, raffle tickets are $1 each and you can drop your tickets in any bag you want!  You can enter as many times as you want and we'll announce the winner after FCBD!  Prizes this year will be announced on our Facebook page as we lead up to the event!  You can check that out here.

Keiki Explorers Summer Camp will be joining us again!  They'll have a table set up outside with some fun and games and information on their great summer program!  Sign up for a week or 2 weeks or a whole month!  Every day is an awesome field trip, lunch, another trip and you're home by the end of the day!  Tons of activities and fun for everyone!

Here's what you've been waiting for:  SIGNINGS!

This year we are HONORED to have these amazing people joining us from 12pm-6pm:

Jamal Igle.  The amazing artist behind the Black Mask Studios series Black returns to East Side Mags by popular demand!  He has a creator owned book called Molly Danger out by Action Lab Entertainment too!  He's worked on comics such as Firestorm the Nuclear Man, Nightwing, Superman, Supergirl, Zatanna and MORE!  We'll have copies of Black #1 on hand for Jamal to sign as well as a plethora of sketch covers to draw on!

Magdalene Visaggio.  Writer extraordinaire! She is tearing the comic world up with amazing books from Black Mask Studios like Kim & Kim and the newest Quantum Teen Are GO!  She's got a new Kim & Kim book coming out called Kim & Kim: Return of the Hipster Freaks so if you haven't already checked out the original, we'll have plenty of copies of #1 and the trade paperback on hand!

Scott Koblish.  He draws Deadpool for Marvel Comics and a TON of other stuff.  Some of his earlier work includes some Marvel Comics Presents from the early 1990s, a run on Excalibur in the late 1990s, Infinity Man & the Forever People, Wolverine, X-Men 92, Worlds Finest (New 52) and MORE!  If you don't know Scott's work, come by.  It'll blow your mind!  We'll have copies of his work on hand to get signed as well as a ton of sketch covers for Scott to grace with his art!

Plus - we're giving you - the customers - 20% off just about everything in the entire store except: new comics, dollar comics, supplies and select wall books.  That means ALL back issues, toys, select wall books, figures, POP Vinyls, collectibles and MORE are on sale!  Plus, we're having a SPECIAL sale on ALL STATUES!  Get 50% off sticker price on ALL STATUES!  50% OFF!  Seriously!  (Sale CANNOT be combined with fully stamped reward cards or any other offer.)

As a special treat for our customers, we'll also have a special offer - SPEND $100 or more and get (5) extra reward stamps ($50 value)!

Stay tuned for updates on actual raffle prizes and more surprises as we get closer!  Come on down on May 6th!  This is STILL the best FCBD event you'll find!

 

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Apr
28
to May 7

Get Pinned!

East Side Mags is and has always been a community-focused comic shop.  We LOVE supporting our fellow small businesses and the community around us!  

We also LOVE movies which is why we are a PROUD PIN SUPPORTER for the Montclair Film Festival, taking place April 28-May 7, 2017!

As a PROUD PIN SUPPORTER, we are happy to offer anyone proudly wearing their MFF pins 20% off their entire purchase during the MFF dates.  That's it.  Show us your MFF pin, get 20% off.  No gimmicks, no special instructions, no catches.  Just discounts for MFF supporters.

PLEASE NOTE: If we are already having a sale or special during this time period (like FREE COMIC BOOK DAY) we will gladly provide you with WHICHEVER DISCOUNT MOST BENEFITS THE CUSTOMER but will NOT COMBINE OFFERS.  Whatever the best discount is, that's what you get!  Cuz we love you - that's why!

Support indie films.  Support movies.  Support comics.  Support your local comic shop (even if it's not us).  Support the arts.  And support each other.  Together, we make fantastic things happen!

Much love!

Team ESM

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Feb
1
to Feb 14

Valentine's Day Celebration

East Side Mags is ALL ABOUT LOVE!

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

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

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

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

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

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Nov
25
to Nov 27

ESM Stuffed Weekend

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

Join us for a massive weekend of savings.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Nov
5
to Nov 6

ESM-stravaganza!

It's an ESM-stravaganza!

What does that mean?

Simple - we've got stuff on SALE!

BIG TIME!

Details:

50% off all bag-n-boarded back issues! If it's in a bag and board with a price sticker on it, then it's 50% off! (Does not include wall books behind the counter)

50% off select wall books! We'll have a few long boxes with select wall books that will all be 50% off.  Get here early to get your pick of the litter!

50% off t-shirts and posters!

20% off all trade paperbacks, hardcovers and graphic novels!

20% off toys, figures and novelty items!

30% off all statues!

More $1 comics than you can shake a stick at!  We're ADDING boxes of dollar comics - more than our usual lot - and they're ALL $1! Get 12 $1 comics for $10 or 24 for $20!!!

Have we lost our minds?  Probably - but you already knew that!

The sale runs from Saturday, November 5th through Sunday, November 6th! 

2 days. 

Thousands of comics and other items.

Tables inside.  Tables outside.

It's going to be a holiday to remember.

Please note: Sale pricing/discounting is not applicable to supplies, new comics, wall books behind the counter, pull box (subscription box) items, items already marked down and items already on hold.  Also, since we plan to have displays outside, should it rain, we will hold the sale on a weekend TBD at the appropriate time.

Can't wait to see you all here!

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Jun
11
11:00 AM11:00

Montclair Sidewalk Sale & 2-Year Anniversary

Come by on June 11th for an event to knock those proverbial socks off!

It's East Side Mags 2-Year Anniversary and we're celebrating by saying thank you to all our AMAZING customers!

Here's what we've got SO FAR:

  • Face painting from 11am-6pm
  • 20% off all trade paperbacks, hardcovers and graphic novels*
  • 20% off all toys, novelty items and statues*
  • 30% off all back issues*
  • 20% off select wall books*
  • Spend $100 or more and get DOUBLE REWARDS POINTS**

*Cannot be combined with any other offer

**Cannot be used same day - must be used during another visit

JUST ADDED: Come by between 12pm-4pm and meet the illustrious BRIGID ALLANSON!  Brigid is a Kubert School graduate, illustrator for the Indie game company AckkStudios, graphic designer, freelance artist and most recently - the teacher for EAST SIDE MAGS' UPCOMING ART CLASS - DRAWING COMICS with BRIGID ALLANSON!  She'll be sketching for customers as well as answering questions and talking with everyone about the upcoming Art class!  Make sure you come say hi!

CAN'T GET ENOUGH ART?:  Check out a HOW TO DRAW A SUNDAY COMIC STRIP with Jen McClellan - coming to us straight from sunny California!!! Jen will be showing anyone 2 years old and UP how to make a simple 3 panel strip just like the ones in the newspapers!  Remember newspapers?  We do! Do you want do draw a funny comic strip?  How about 2 super-heroes or villains?  Jen will help you sketch it out in pencil then pen for a finished product!  Supplies will be...er...supplied!  We just need your creativity!

THE HITS JUST KEEP COMING!:  A Bird will be here at 4pm singing some songs and hanging out with fans!  You can check his Facebook page by clicking here.  He'll be playing for about 30-45 minutes so don't miss this!

We've also got raffles and maybe some freebies in store.  More details to follow!

We can't wait to celebrate this massive milestone with all of you!

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May
4
10:00 AM10:00

May the 4th (Be With You)

It's that time of year again!  May 4th is upon us and East Side Mags is READY with an amazing one-time deal!

Come to East Side Mags on May the 4th (Be With You) and get 30% off any STAR WARS POP Vinyl, toy, action figure, statue or novelty item in the store!

Come dressed up in your best Star Wars costume or cosplay for a SPECIAL surprise! 

...oh yeah...and May the 4th be with you!

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Apr
13
10:00 AM10:00

C3P0 Day at East Side Mags

Ever wonder why C-3P0 had a red arm in Star Wars: The Force Awakens?  Find out on April 13th in the C-3P0 Special from Marvel Comics!  And to celebrate East Side Mags is throwing a little party!

Come by on Wednesday, April 13th - ALL DAY - buy a copy of the C-3P0 Special and get a C-3P0 POP Vinyl from Funko for $9(normally $11.50)*!

About the comic:

Follow everyone's favorite protocol droid as he Journeys to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, in this special one-shot leading up to his appearance in the film! Just how did Threepio get a red arm, anyway? Find out here as the blockbuster creative team of James Robinson and Tony Harris of DC's Starman reunite for the first time in nearly two decades!
Rated T+

This special deal is only available at East Side Mags and only on Wednesday, April 13th!

Come celebrate everything C-3P0 with us!

*While supplies last!

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Apr
6
10:00 AM10:00

Poe Dameron Day (Star Wars)

Poe Dameron, the best fighter pilot the Resistance has seen since Luke Skywalker, has his own comic coming out from Marvel on April 6th!  And East Side Mags is throwing a little party!

Come by on Wednesday, April 6th - ALL DAY - buy a copy of Poe Dameron #1 and get a Poe Dameron POP Vinyl from Funko for $9 (normally $11.50)*!

About the comic:

Poe Dameron, former Republic flyer turned Resistance fighter, is the best pilot in the galaxy. Hand-picked for the resistance by General Leia Organa to lead a squadron on a top secret and vital mission...Poe sets off investigating sites of historical importance to the Force. Revealing backstory leading directly into the holidays' greatest adventure, follow Poe and his X-Wing squadron on covert missions against the First Order brought to you by writer Charles Soule (Star Wars: Lando, Daredevil) and artist Phil Noto (Star Wars: Chewbacca, Black Widow)!
Rated T

This special deal is only available at East Side Mags and only on Wednesday, April 6th!

Come celebrate everything Poe Dameron with us!

*While supplies last!

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Nov
29
10:00 AM10:00

Black Friday Weekend Day 3

East Side Mags is bringing down the house with our Black Friday cool-down!  We've still got five amazing reasons to come by and spend a Sunday with us!

Reason #1 - we're having a massive sale across 3 DAYS right after Turkey Day!

Reason #2 - it's your chance to save on tons of merch!

Reason #3 - We'll have guests!  Some announced, some surprises!  Stay tuned to our social media (Facebook and Twitter mostly) for updates!

Reason #4 - RAFFLES!  Each day, we're going to offer a KILLER raffle prize!

Reason #5 - WE LOVE YOU and we know you love us back!  That's why we do the things we do!

Reason #6 - MEET STEPHEN COUGHLIN!  He's the artist & writer for SANCTUARY - an amazing all-ages book!  He'll also be sketching for free for customers!

Black Friday Weekend Day 3 features:

20% OFF all toys, statues, figures and novelty items including, but not limited to, Funko POP Vinyls, action figures, busts, banks, statues, plushes and MORE!*

30% OFF all back issues, trade paperbacks, hard cover books, comic sets and SELECT wall books*

*NOTE:  Reward cards cannot be redeemed for sale items.  Items already on hold before Sale weekend are NOT applicable to sale.

...and guess who'll be here?  STEPHEN COUGHLIN!  He'll be here from 12pm-4pm to sketch for our customers!  Stephen is the amazing (and Montclair-local) artist/writer of SANCTUARY, an all-ages graphic novel!   Come say hi and get a cool sketch!

Did we mention you could win something?

East Side Mags is raffling off LIGHTSABERS!  You heard me right.

This is the weapon of a Jedi Knight.  Not as clumsy or as random as a blaster.  An elegant weapon...for a more civilized age.
-Obi Wan Kenobi

$10 cash buys you into the chance of a lifetime to win an authentic Jedi OR Sith lightsaber (SRP: $164.99) with the following features:

  • Realistic Light Effects
  • Authentic Movie Sound Effects
  • Real Metal Hilt
  • Display Stand

If you missed any of the great events taking place here during Friday and Saturday, at least you can make it here on Sunday for some amazing deals on TONS of stuff!

Shop small.  Support comics!

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Nov
27
10:00 AM10:00

Black Friday Weekend Day 1

East Side Mags kicks off the giving season with SO MANY reasons to give it should be illegal!

Reason #1 - we're having a massive sale across 3 DAYS right after Turkey Day!

Reason #2 - it's your chance to save on tons of merch!

Reason #3 - We'll have guests!  Some announced, some surprises!  Stay tuned to our social media (Facebook and Twitter mostly) for updates!

Reason #4 - RAFFLES!  Each day, we're going to offer a KILLER raffle prize!

Reason #5 - WE LOVE YOU and we know you love us back!  That's why we do the things we do!

Black Friday Weekend Day 1 kicks off with:

20% OFF all toys, statues, figures and novelty items including, but not limited to, Funko POP Vinyls, action figures, busts, banks, statues, plushes and MORE!*

30% OFF all back issues, trade paperbacks, hard cover books, comic sets and SELECT wall books*

*NOTE:  Reward cards cannot be redeemed for sale items.  Items already on hold before Sale weekend are NOT applicable to sale.

Did we mention you could win something?

East Side Mags is raffling off LIGHTSABERS!  You heard me right.

This is the weapon of a Jedi Knight.  Not as clumsy or as random as a blaster.  An elegant weapon...for a more civilized age.
-Obi Wan Kenobi

$10 cash buys you into the chance of a lifetime to win an authentic Jedi OR Sith lightsaber (SRP: $164.99) with the following features:

  • Realistic Light Effects
  • Authentic Movie Sound Effects
  • Real Metal Hilt
  • Display Stand

So get down to East Side Mags this weekend for savings, fun, surprises and excitement!

Shop small.  Support comics!

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