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Aug
10
1:00 PM13:00

Destroy Charlie's Angels Signing

Don’t let the name fool you! We’re HUGE fans of both these books!

Join us for a really special signing featuring SHE SAID DESTROY writer Joe Corallo and the creative team behind Dynamite’s Charlie’s Angels/Bionic Woman - Cameron Deordio (writer) and Soo Lee (artist)!!!

We’ll have copies of both comics for everyone to sign, sketch and deface as per customers’ specific instructions! :)

Join us from 1pm-5pm and meet some really amazing comic creators!!!

About She Said Destroy: Over millennia, Brigid, Goddess of theSun, has conquered and converted the entire solar system into worshipping her and her alone, save one space colony. The witches of Fey are the last believers of The Morrigan, Goddess of Death, Brigid's sister and the only other God left. As Brigid's forces prepare for one final battle, The Morrigan prepares to do what she does best: Destroy!

About Charlie’s Angels/Bionic Woman: When Charlie's Angels pick up an assignment to steal a dangerous patent and put it back in the hands of its mysterious inventor, they encounter their toughest counterspy yet: The Bionic Woman, Jaime Sommers. This new series follows two of television's top teams after their programming run and into the 1980s. When the Office of Scientific Investigation is privatized and its patents sold off to the highest bidder, a military contractor looks to take bionics to the battlefield. Will the Bionic Woman be able to protect the patent from the would-be thieves, or will the Angels prevail, mothballing the formula's military applications in favor of medical uses?

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Jul
13
1:00 PM13:00

Lab Raider Signing

UPDATE (7/12/19): Sorry to say that Matt Miner will not be able to attend the event due to personal reasons. We at ESM wish him the best and we’re sure we’ll get another chance to host him at the shop in the near future! Creees is still scheduled to attend and will be here!!!

Matt Miner (Writer) is back with a horror / sci-fi / activism follow up to his books LIBERATOR and CRITICAL HIT called LAB RAIDER!

LAB RAIDER features two bad-ass women leads who find out illegal testing is being run on animals but what starts out as a simple rescue mission turns quickly into secret military experiments and something “different”.

Matt will be here with series Artist Creees Lee on July 13th from 1pm-5pm.

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Jun
22
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:

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  • 50% off ALL BIN BACK ISSUES

  • 10% off ALL TOYS, STATUES & ACTION FIGURES

  • 10% off SELECT WALL BOOKS

  • 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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Jun
15
1:00 PM13:00

Wailing Blade & Road of Bones Signing

Hometown hero Rich Douek is having one hell of a year! He’s a Montclair-based writer with not one but TWO new comics coming out in the span of a month!

First up, we have Wailing Blade #1 from Comixtribe! With art by Queens-based Joe Mulvey, this book is sure to hit your sci-fi / fantasy spot! About Wailing Blade #1: The Headtaker, feared executioner and wielder of the legendary Wailing Blade, kills every man who meets his gaze. And, right now, he's looking at Tychon, an upstart bandit prince fighting to save his father from the chopping block. An oversized first issue with so much skull-splitting action, you're guaranteed to lose your head over it!

Next up, we have Road of Bones #1 from IDW! Mixing horror, history and Russian folklore, this comic is a new story that is sure to appeal to a wide audience! About Road of Bones #1: In 1953, the Siberian Gulag of Kolyma is hell on Earth-which is why Roman Morozov leaps at the chance to escape it. But even if they make it out, Roman and his fellow escapees still have hundreds of miles of frozen tundra between them and freedom. With the help of a mysterious being straight out of his childhood fairy tale stories, Roman just might make it-or is the being simply a manifestation of his brutal circumstances driving him insane?

Rich and Joe will be here signing comics from 1pm-5pm. Joe will even be sketching for customers!

Who knows? Legend has it that an “actual” Wailing Blade exists and it “might” just make an appearance here in the shop! ;)

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Jun
1
1:00 PM13:00

Icky Signing

Join us as we welcome local creators - Ozzie Rodriguez (Artist) and Chris Wichtendahl (Writer) of the amazing all-ages indie comic “Icky”!

Icky is about a tree frog trying to find his way and growing as an individual to protect his family and his habitat!

Art director by day and illustrator by night, Ozzie Rodriguez creates and contributes to independent comics, children's books, and more. He is a winner of L. Ron Hubbard's Illustrators of the Future award, and works in various media to best capture the essence of each story he illustrates. Ozzie lives in New Jersey with his wife and two children.

Chris Wichtendahl lives in New Jersey with his family and an unseemly number of cats. He is the author of Doris Daring: Star Captain of the Spaceways, the Amorlia trilogy, the Jax Edison trilogy, a short story collection, and the upcoming novel The Windfarmer.

Both Ozzie and Chris will be here from 1pm-5pm, signing copies of their comic and chatting with customers and fans about what it’s like to be an indie creator, their inspiration and their goals!

Come hang out and check out this family-friendly, all ages comic!

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May
17
to May 19

East Coast Comicon 2019

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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 www.eastcoastcomicon.com

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May
4
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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May
2
6:00 PM18:00

Spring Art Walk

East Side Mags is happy to announce that we’ll be hosting artist Nick Justus and writer Dave Potosnak and we help them promote their Indiegogo campaign for Serpent Handler - a comic that’s described as He-Man & the Masters of the Universe meets old school Heavy Metal Magazine!

Nick will be sketching for customers and Dave will have some awesome pins for sale.

Come check them out, hear about their comic, get a rad sketch and pin and show some local artists / creators some love!

The event is from 6pm-8pm so join us!

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Apr
5
4:00 PM16:00

WWE Signing

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ARE. YOU. READY?

Wrestlemania fans UNITE! This is the biggest weekend all year for WWE and we’ve got the ONE. THE ONLY. LAN PITTS - writer of many, MANY WWE comics including the all-new WWE Wrestlemania 2019 Special from BOOM! Studios!

We’ll have copies for sale that Lan is SUPER excited to sign for you! He also has a massive wealth of knowledge of all things WWE and can’t wait to talk to fans about their predictions for Wrestlemania!

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Lan will be here from 4pm-8pm and we’ll have plenty of copies of the new Wrestlemania Special including the 1 PER STORE VARIANT!!!

ARE YOU READY TO RUMMMMMMMBLE?

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Mar
30
1:00 PM13:00

Black Panther vs Deadpool Signing

Join us as we welcome Daniel Kibblesmith - writer for the recent bombshell mini-series Black Panther vs Deadpool by Marvel Comics!

We’ll have copies of the trade paperback - collecting all FIVE issues of the mini-series - available for purchase and for Daniel to sign!

Daniel has also worked on Bloodshot, Quantum & Woody, Unity and Valiant High by Valiant Comics, the Doorman series from Heavy Metal and Lockjaw: Who’s a Good Boy by Marvel Comics.

He’ll be here from 1pm-3pm so get here early and grab some awesome signed comics!!!

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Feb
9
1:00 PM13:00

Pat Shand LIVE

East Side Mags welcomes back Pat Shand - comic writer extraordinaire!

Pat is cranking out books like you wouldn’t believe so we were super lucky that he’s got some time in his schedule to come back out to Jersey!

He recently released his new series for Black Mask Studios called Snap Flash Hustle! SFH is about a downtrodden model in NYC who finds out that the posh, elite models live a life of drugs and crime - and she LIKES IT! We’ll have copies of #1 for sale with #2 coming out the Wednesday before the signing!

Pat is also known for a plethora of other comics including, but not limited to, Charmed Season 10, Destiny NY, Breathless, Little Girl!

Come meet Pat, get some comics signed and hang out with us! He’ll be here from 1pm-4pm!

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Jan
5
1:00 PM13:00

New Years' Hang & Sketch

Have you ever met Liana Kangas?

She’s an amazing artist from NJ who’s worked on a variety of comic anthologies and the most recent issue of Black AF Devil’s Dye #1 from Black Mask Studios!

Did you get a chance to meet Vita Ayala?

They’re an amazing writer who’s worked on dozens of books including but NOT limited to Livewire #1 from Valiant Comics, The Wilds from Black Mask Studios, Marvel Knights #4 from Marvel Comics and Magic the Gathering Chandra #1 from IDW.

Both amazing people will be here on January 5th from 1pm-4pm, signing copies of their comics, sketching for customers and helping ESM ring in the new year with STYLE!

Make sure you come say hi and start your year off right!

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Dec
29
1:00 PM13:00

Artist Party - Paul Belliveau

Meet Paul Belliveau! You might have seen his Darth Maul prints hanging in the shop. He’s an amazing artist and we’re BIG fans of his work so we’ve decided we can’t keep him to ourselves - it’s time to share him with the WORLD!

Paul moved to Glen Ridge from Brooklyn in 2014 with his wife. He went to NYU for Painting and studied Traditional Animation at the School of Visual Arts (SVA). He’s a huge comic fan and has worked from companies like Fleer and Skybox, he worked as an animator for Between the Lions on PBS has worked as a storyboard artist for TV Commercials.

Paul will be hanging out with us from 1pm-5pm, sketching on blank covers and honing his skills as he gets ready to launch his Kickstarter next year called The 20k!

Come meet Paul and find out more info about his upcoming Kickstarter, what it’s like to be an animator and an artist and maybe he’ll even tell you his favorite place to get baked goods and homemade candy!

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Dec
22
1:00 PM13:00

Betty & Veronica Signing

Just in time for the holidays - Archie Comics is taking OVER East Side Mags!

Betty & Veronica #1 is out and we’ve got writer Jamie Lee Rotante here from 1pm-4pm! She’ll be signing copies of the new hit B&V comic and hanging out with us! If her name sounds familiar, that’s cuz you’ve probably read or heard about the Betty & Veronica Vixens series or maybe you’ve just read some of her live punk music reviews for Razorcake or even some of her satirical / humor articles for TheHardTimes.net!

Regardless of how you know her, you know she’s a fire ball and we’re super excited to get to hang out with her right before the holidays! We’ll have copies of Jamie’s work on hand for her to sign and we’ll be listening to awesome music so come hang out!

To top it all off, we’ll also be hosting a special pop up shop for the new Betty & Veronica clothing line! More details on this are coming soon…

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Dec
20
1:00 PM13:00

Livewire Signing

Join East Side Mags and Valiant Comics for a pop-up signing unlike ANY other in the comics industry to date!

Valiant Comics is launching a brand new Livewire series - written by Vita Ayala - and East Side Mags is SUPER PROUD to have Vita back in our space! She’s literally the nicest person you’ll ever meet and has written awesome stories like The Wilds (Black Mask Studios), Submerged (Vault Comics) and Twisted Romance (Image Comics).

In addition to meeting Vita, you’ll be able to get Livewire #1 signed!

Valiant will be here as well and, as one of the hardest working publishers in the business, we’ll have a single copy of the Livewire #1 GLASS COVER variant! Yes! Valiant has a 1:250 variant featuring a real GLASS cover!

Come by between 1pm-2pm, get a copy of Livewire #1, get it signed, hang out with Vita and check out a comic with a glass cover! Can’t wait to see you all here!

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Dec
15
2:00 PM14:00

Meet Patrick Wilson - Aquaman's Orm!

UPDATE (12/10/18): Some things to note in advance of Saturday:

1. The weather prediction for Saturday might call for rain. The line will be OUTSIDE. Please plan accordingly. We have a small shop and will only be letting in small groups of people at a time.

2. When you get inside the shop, PLEASE GO TO THE REGISTER FIRST to pay for your item(s). Then, you will wait in line along the other side of the store for your turn for signatures and pictures.

3. Reminder: you may bring TWO (2) personal items from home and MUST BUY AT LEAST ONE (1) ITEM from East Side Mags. We appreciate your patronage as a portion of the proceeds will be going to charity.

4. The line is expected to cross in front of a few other businesses on the block and possibly a driveway. PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL OF OUR NEIGHBORS.

5. You are welcome to come by the shop as early as you want. WE WILL START LINING PEOPLE UP AT 12PM NOON.

6. We accept cash and credit cards. We are not set up for Apple or Samsung Pay at this time. Our apologies for any inconvenience.

7. If you have any further questions, please let us know.

We have Wave 2 (final wave) of items available for purchase coming tomorrow. Any other notes will be made available here (the Facebook Event Discussion page).

We are SO excited to see everyone. Looking forward to meeting everyone on Saturday!

-Team East Side Mags

East Side Mags had an amazing year already so it wouldn’t seem right to end 2018 without yet another MAJOR signing event!

This holiday season, welcome the King of Seas – ORM THE OCEAN MASTER aka Patrick Wilson, to the East Side Mags family! I mean, we’ll find out next week if he keeps the throne but for now, he’s King of the Seven Seas!

Patrick Wilson is a Montclair local, an amazing actor, singer and one of the nicest people you will EVER meet!  He’s a comic fan’s mainstay having taken on the role of Night Owl in Watchmen and now Orm, the Ocean Master, in Warner Bros & DC Comics big screen adaptation of Aquaman alongside Jason Mamoa, Amber Heard, Nicole Kidman and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.

Patrick will be here on December 15th from 2pm-5pm to hang out with fans and sign stuff like Orm POP Vinyls, Aquaman promotional items and more! We will also be donating a portion of our proceeds to a charity of Patrick’s choice!

Details on the signing are as follows:

PATRICK WILSON as Orm/Ocean Master in Warner Bros. Pictures’ action adventure “AQUAMAN,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures & © DC Comics

  • East Side Mags will have related items for sale: Patrick has portrayed a variety of roles in both comic book movies, horror movies and more. East Side Mags is asking each attendee to buy at least one (1) item from the store and will have POP vinyl figures of Orm, NYCC exclusive movie poster variant cover Aquaman comics featuring the cast and more items reflecting Patrick Wilson’s career in movies and pop culture.

  • Guest are invited to bring personal items:  East Side Mags is inviting attendees to bring up to two (2) personal items from home for Patrick to sign.

  • No tickets required: Everyone coming to the event will be asked to form a line and the signing will be on a first come, first served basis.

  • Photos: Patrick Wilson will, in fact, be available for photos with attendees when they are getting their items signed

  • Community: East Side Mags and Patrick Wilson are going to be donating a portion of the proceeds from the signing to a charity TBD (more info coming soon).

Need a seriously awesome and unique holiday gift? This is your best chance to get something that you will NOT be able to get anywhere else, meet a great Hollywood actor portraying an amazing comic character and have an experience to last you at least until the sequel comes out!

So walk, run, swim, boat or fly as fast as you can to East Side Mags on 12/15!

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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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Nov
10
1:00 PM13:00

Juke Joint and Bingo Love JACKPOT EDITION

Tee Franklin - an amazing friend of East Side Mags - makes her awesome return with a new ongoing comic and the JACKPOT edition of a fan-favorite!

Tee will be here from 1pm-5pm alongside letterer (and hardest working man in comics) Taylor Esposito to sign copies of their new ongoing comic - Jook Joint!

About Jook Joint (out NOW): Mahalia runs the hottest spot in all of 1950s New Orleans. The Jook Joint keeps the jazz popping, people bopping... and the women? The women are to die for. There's only one rule: "Keep your hands to yourself." But some men think rules don't apply to them, and Mahalia and her coven of slain women enjoy reminding them that they most certainly do.

We’ll also have copies of the Jackpot edition of Bingo Love featuring art by our VERY OWN FAMILY CHRISTOPHER WOLFFE! Yes - you heard it here first - Chris has been published in an IMAGE COMICS collection!

About Bingo Love: When Hazel Johnson and Mari McCray met at church bingo in 1963, it was love at first sight. Forced apart by their families and society, Hazel and Mari both married young men and had families. Decades later, now in their mid-'60s, Hazel and Mari reunite again at a church bingo hall. Realizing their love for each other is still alive, what these grandmothers do next takes absolute strength and courage. 

This Jackpot Edition contains over SIXTY PAGES of bonus material, including the talents of MARGUERITE BENNETT (Batwoman) and newcomer BEVERLY JOHNSON, SHAWN PRYOR (Cash and Carrie) and PAULINA GANUCHEAU (Zodiac Starforce), award-winning historical romance author ALYSSA COLE's comics writing debut with SHAE BEAGLE (MOONSTRUCK), GAIL SIMONE (CROSSWIND) and MARGAUX SALTEL (Superfreaks), and AMANDA DEIBERT (Wonder Woman '77) and CAT STAGGS (CROSSWIND), with illustrations from MEGAN HUTCHINSON (ROCKSTARS) and ARIELA KRISTANTINA (InSeXts). Plus a sneak peek of BINGO LOVE, VOL. 2: DEAR DIARY, with an afterword from GABBY RIVERA (America).

WOW! That’s a lot of awesome-ness! Make sure you come by and check out what one of today’s hottest indie writers is all about!

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Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

Walking Dead Day

Come by East Side Mags and join us as we celebrate all things Walking Dead!

We’ll have a whole bunch of exclusive Walking Dead Blind Bag variants! Each blind bag has a reproduction of classic milestone moments from Walking Dead comics but that’s not all!!! Each blind bag has the possibility of a color variant (50% chance), color virgin variant (25% chance), black-and-white variant (15% chance) or a black-and-white virgin variant (10% chance).

Stick around for an appearance by Brazilian artist Adriana Melo who is killing it on DC Comic’s Plastic Man series! Adriana will be here from 1pm-5pm and will be sketching for customers! Come say hi, fresh off her New York Comic Con debut, and hang out with us!

We’ll also have VERY SPECIAL Walking Dead dollar raffle prizes available and some really cool Walking Dead give-a-ways! Stay tuned for details!

Walking Dead Day is ALL DAY but get here early! Blind bag variants and give-a-ways are only available while supplies last!

And don’t forget to check out the new season of Walking Dead on AMC starting October 7th!!!

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Sep
15
10:00 AM10:00

BEST Batman Day 2018 EVER

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East Side Mags is celebrating everything Batman and we want to cordially invite you to celebrate with us!

We've got some great Batman-related stuff going on ALL DAY LONG including a very SPECIAL guest appearance by 2 comic legends!!!

We'll have some FREE Batman Comics that we're giving out all day (1 per customer)! A special re-print of Batman White Knight #1 and a special re-print of Batman: Lil Gotham Batman Day 2018 Special Edition #1 (for all ages)! 

We'll also have a variety of FREE Batman and Harley Quinn masks that we're giving out (1 per customer).

We are also PROUD to announce that the legendary Tom Raney and Scott Hanna will be joining us from 1pm-5pm.  Tom and Scott will be sketching for customers and we'll have blank cover comics available as well!

Scott has worked on so many DC and Marvel comics that we literally don't have enough storage space on the website to list everything but if you've read a Marvel or DC Comic anytime between 1990 (ish) and today, you've most likely seen his work.  He is a HUGE addition to our Batman Day event and we're super happy he's able to take the time to come hang out with us.

Tom Raney, over the past 20 years has spent his time predominantly at Marvel and DC, he’s drawn a bit of everything, from XMen to Batman. Superman to the Hulk. Notably, he’s revamped Stormwatch with Warren Ellis, the Outsiders with Judd Winick, co-created Threshold with Keith Giffen, and co-created Mutant X. While still producing work for Marvel and DC he recently drew Dread Gods, for Ominous Press.

To top it all off, we'll be playing Batman movies ALL DAY and we'll have some Batman Dollar Raffles going on as well! Stay tuned for details and available prizes for our raffles!

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Aug
25
1:00 PM13:00

End of Summer Signing

East Side Mags is gearing up to end Summer with a BANG! and an amazing signing featuring some up-and-coming talent!

Join Liana Kangas, Sally Cantirino and Taylor Esposito as they sign comics, sketch for customers and regale us with stories of conventions past!

We'll have copies of Sally's work with Black Mask Studios, a TON of stuff that Taylor worked on and Liana's newest release - the 2000 AD Summer Special!

Let's ring out Summer with an awesome signing and have some fun!!!

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Aug
18
1:00 PM13:00

Dummie Comics Signing

Dummie Comics is IN THE HOUSE! Come check out one of North Jersey's PREMIERE Indie Comic Publishers!

So many great titles - with literally something for everyone! With thrillers, superheroes, horror and more, Dummie Comics brings the indie game to the next level.

Come hang out with Kalani Caraballo from 1pm-5pm, get some great comics signed and learn about what it's like to be an indie publisher!

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Aug
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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Jul
21
1:00 PM13:00

Drachein Signing with Allen Watson

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

The Team

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

The Story

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

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

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Jul
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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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
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
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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