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12:00 PM12:00

Rotary / Kiwanis Caldwell Street Fair

We’re SO EXCITED to be a part of this street fair. East Side Mags is like the Defenders of the comic shop world. We’re street level. We don’t deal as much in cosmic, earth-shattering events although we’re happy to help out when we can. We’re out here helping the every-person. Showing support and love in the day-to-day. That’s why we LOVE events like these!

The Rotary/Kiwanis Caldwell Street Fair has been the BIGGEST West Essex Event since 1991. Rotary and Kiwanis members are volunteers-proceeds from Street Fair go to Rotary and Kiwanis important community and international projects.

A DAY OF FUN FOR EVERYONE– Merchants and vendors are welcome because we have 200+ booths for our annual 30,000+ guests to shop, eat, and visit. New Merchandise Vendors, Arts & Crafts Vendors, and Food Vendors from the Tri-State Area!

RIDES FOR THE KIDS and a special KIDS VENDOR section near the rides.
A BIG 50/50 with THREE CHANCES TO WIN! You do not need to be present to win

The event takes all year to plan, a lot goes on and it's an immense sense of pride for the community and for the volunteers. And the incredible feeling of "making a difference" when projects are funded is fulfilling.

Interested in becoming a member of the Rotary Club and/or the Kiwanis Club? Call Rotary at: 973 433-5665; Call Kiwanis at: 973 618-0660.

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6:00 PM18:00

Drew University Comic Con

East Side Mags is super excited to be a part of Drew University’s FIRST EVER Comic Con!

Join us at the Methodist Archives building from 6pm-9pm for vendors, cosplayers, fashion panel, cosplay competition and comic artists!!!

The Methodist Archives building is located at 36 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ.

Call 973-408-3590 for details.

See you all there!!!

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11:00 AM11:00

Bloomfield Harvest Festival

A family celebration with all the fun that Fall has to offer including a mile‑long outdoor marketplace. Harvest Fest is a day filled with amusements, games and children activities. Come enjoy the festival foods and non‑stop entertainment.

Rain date: October 13, 2019

Free admission!

Join in Bloomfield’s Largest Celebration Of The Year!

Delectable Food Delights from Area Restaurants &
Festival Food Trucks
Family Amusement Rides
Petting Zoo & Pony Rides
Live Entertainment
Marketplace Featuring Area Businesses
And much more!

This event takes place on Broad Street between Bloomfield Ave and Belleville Ave in Bloomfield Center.

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10:00 AM10:00

Marvel Comics 1000 Party

UPDATE (8/20/19): We are proud to announce that part of the birthday celebration will be brought to you by the letter D and Montclair Bread Company. D is for DONUT and the first 50 people who buy something (ANYTHING) will be able to tear into a delicious CUSTOM MBC / Marvel Comics 1000 donut! Don’t miss this tasty treat!!!


East Side Mags is all about comics! And customers! And we want to celebrate the release of Marvel Comics #1000 with you! And even though it’s Marvel’s birthday - YOU get the gifts!

Join us for a fun-filled day of celebration!



10% off ALL MARVEL COMICS MINOR KEYS (tagged books)

Local Artist Paul Belliveau will be here sketching for customers on blank comic covers from 1pm-5pm! Come get a sketch of your favorite Marvel character (or any character, it’s all good)!

We’ve also got a few extra surprises up our sleeves so stay tuned…

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10:00 AM10:00

Montclair Center Sidewalk Sale

Join us for a town-wide annual event that gets people out of the house and hanging out in downtown Montclair! It’s the annual Montclair Center Sidewalk Sale and we’ve got special guests, discounts and surprises galore!

We’re honored to say we’re hosting FIVE total artists and writers associated with highly anticipated Elvira Mistress of the Dark Spring Special One-Shot! We’ve got a roster of rockstar talent coming in including:

  • Scott Bryan Wilson (writer)

  • Reilly Brown (artist)

  • Brittany Pezzillo (artist)

  • Jason Goungor (artist)

  • Max Fuchs (artist)

Our esteemed guests will be here from 1pm-5pm, signing copies of the Elvira special as well as some of their other works, sketching for customers and hanging out!

Don’t worry! We didn’t forget the SALE part of the Sidewalk Sale!

From 10am-8pm (all day) we’re offering:




  • Buy 2, Get 1 Free DVDs

And last, but NEVER least, we’ll have our friends from Notorious BBQ here with us serving up delicious BBQ! More details are coming…

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to May 26

GSCF: Six Flags Edition

  • Six Flags Great Adventure (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

GSCF: Great Adventure Edition is coming May 25-26th!

Thats right, now 2 great days with even more awesomeness!

Come out and join the fun with a comic con surrounded by your favorite Super Hero themed rides!!!!

Plus - EAST SIDE MAGS will be there in FULL EFFECT with comics galore for your reading pleasure! Not to mention UNLIMITED HIGH FIVES!*

*no purchase required

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to May 19

East Coast Comicon 2019

  • Meadowlands Expo Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for an AMAZING weekend at an AMAZING convention!

Featuring talent such as George Perez (one of his FINAL appearances before retirement), Marv Wolfman, Jim Starlin, Simon Bisley, Keith Giffen, Fabian Nicieza, James O’Barr, Barry Kitson and SO MANY MORE great artists and writers!!!

Let’s not forget the celebrity guests like Diane Pershing (voice of Poison Ivy from Batman TAS), John Glover (voice of Riddler from Batman TAS), Sam Jones (Flash Gordon) and Melody Anderson (Flash Gordon).

Kids under 5 admitted FREE! Over 300 exhibitors (including US) and a Cosplay Contest!

Easy access to the venue from NYC and parking EVERYWHERE!

This is a great show and one NOT TO MISS! For tickets and finer details - check out

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9:00 AM09:00

Free Comic Book Day 2019

Who loves FREE COMICS and FUN?

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 Doctor Who, Bloodshot, DC Comics, Animosity Tales, Avengers, Pokemon, Grumble vs The Goon, Minecraft, Bob’s Burgers, Casper the Friendly Ghost, Lumberjanes, Vampirella, Star Wars Adventures 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!

Get here EARLY because starting at 9AM we’ve got Reilly Brown (artist for Deadpool) and Isaac Goodhart (artist for Postal and FCBD & DC Comics Under The Moon: A Catwoman Tale)! Here’s your chance to get some awesome sketches and even get your FCBD copy of Under The Moon (or the FULL VERSION) signed by Isaac Goodhart himself! Both artists will be here until 12pm noon.

Then, from 1pm-5pm, we welcome Chris Batista - legendary comic artist who has drawn Booster Gold, Superman, JLA, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman and more!!! Joining Chris is Paul Belliveau - local artist extraordinaire - from Glen Ridge, NJ. Both artists will be sketching for customers, selling prints of their work and joining in on all the fun!!!

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!

Plus - don’t forget it’s May (the) 4th (be with you) so expect some really awesome Star Wars related fun!

This is a one-a-year event so make sure you get here early, stay late and let’s have some fun!!!

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to Mar 27

Detective 1000 Midnight Release

UPDATE: 3/17/19: ALL NEW ITEMS due for release on Wednesday, 3/27, will be available for purchase and on the shelves at our midnight release!!!

DC Comics is doing it again! Another MAJOR title hitting the 1000th issue!

Superman had his day - now is the Dark Knight’s turn!

Come out to East Side Mags just before midnight on 3/26 and at the stroke of midnight, we’ll have copies of Detective Comics #1000 for sale with variants and EVERYTHING else DC has to offer including all the new DC titles out that week!

We’re also going to have 15% off all existing DC Comics merchandise including back issues, action figures, statues, POPs and MORE!*

So come on out and grab some cool stuff including this landmark Batman issue with so many big name writers and artists attached to it, it’s maniacal!

See you all at midnight for the Dark Knight!

*sale does not include any new items due for release on 3/27/19

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10:00 AM10:00

Hellboy Day 2019

Join us as we celebrate all things Hellboy all day long! Come by and grab some cool swag like buttons, bookmarks and mini-posters!

We’ve also got special edition copies of Hellboy Seeds of Destruction #1 FREE with purchase of anything!

Plus – we’ve got Hellboy back issues and trade paperbacks at 20% off and a limited supply of Hellboy POP Vinyl figures for $8 each!

The celebration is going on ALL DAY but items are limited in supply so get here early!

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10:00 AM10:00

Small Business Saturday


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Local Comic Shop Day 2017


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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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!


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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Clifton NJ Comic Show

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


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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Clifton NJ Comic Show

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


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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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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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

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

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:





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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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!!
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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. 

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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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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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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