Black Cat Comics

Weekly Newsletter 

April 19, 2017


It's time for the Jedi... to end...
Here at Black Cat Comics in rockin' Milpitas we just can't believe how much awesomeness is going on right now is the multiverse that is Comics! This week sees the arrival of "The Button" in Batman #21, following up on the shocking conclusion of DC Universe Rebirth #1, and Marvel's Secret Empire also begins this week with issue #0, the culmination of every Captain America comic from the last two years! If that's not enough excitement for one week, the Silicon Valley Comic-Con is this weekend! Make sure you get out there to meet your favorite comic creators and cult-classic movie stars! We'll be there scoring vintage Comics and geeking out like we do at every show! But wait! There's more! Free Comicbook Day is Saturday, May 6th, and we're giving away giant packs of comics plus we're having our biggest sale of the year with all of our Back Issues 75% OFF! Go see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 on Cinco de Mayo, then wake up early and come comb through our entire stock of Back Issues, or just pick up your pack of freebies and go back to see the movie again! If you are an adrenalin junkie and need even more entertainment, Disney was nice enough to release the Star Wars Episode VIII trailer for you to watch over and over again while you're in line at the counter on New Comics Wednesday, in the autograph lines at SVCC, in line at the movie theater, or in the line for free stuff on FCBD. If there has ever been a better time to be a fan of comics and Sci Fi, we sure don't remember it. Keep up with this newsletter, our weekly video, our Facebook page, and our world famous podcast for all the latest news and updates on your favorite four color fun and good times. Here at Black Cat Comics in rockin' Milpitas, the only thing we take seriously is FUN!
Hot Books this Week  




Weekly Comics for the week of 4/19/17
Weekly Comics for the week of 4/19/17














Once again we're encouraging you to pick up the latest issue of Captain America, and if you don't listen to us this time you're going to be sorry because Captain America Steve Rogers #16 is the book you MUST read before Marvel's next big event starts in Secret Empire #0! Everything that has been going on since Sam Wilson #7 explodes across the entire Marvel Universe! Cap is now the leader of Hydra, and he's ready to go public with his plan for global domination. Of course all the heroes will gather against him, but this time all their power won't be enough. The end of the Marvel Universe as you know it starts here! - Causey
 

For me this months cover of Moon knight is worth the price of the book. Bushman has always been a favorite and his return to the book is something I am looking forward to. this current run of Moon Knight has done a great job of exploring Marc Spector's many identities and given us glimpses into his past. In issue #13 we learn how Marc and Frenchie started their association with the mercenary Bushman. And can Marc Spector carry on after having dealt with his many identities? Check out Moon Knight #13 on sale this Wednesday. And remember Free Comic Book Day is just around the corner! - Al
 
What is the mystery of the bloody button? Bruce has met his match when he starts investigating the button we all know too well in Batman #21. There are hints, innuendos and not so subtle breadcrumbs left for the reader. Give it a good long look as there are things hidden within. It's hard to review this issue without any spoilers so I'll just say, yes, pick it up, you'll need to read this, then we must discuss! Enjoy! - Francie


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Free Comic Book Day is Saturday, May 6
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What is Free Comic Book Day?

  Q: What exactly is Free Comic Book Day?
A: It's a worldwide event where the comic industry gives out comics for free to encourage the growth of the medium.
 
Q: Why do we do Free Comic Book Day the way we do with packs instead of single issues?
A: The whole point is to get new readers or to introduce something new to existing readers. If left to our own devices we'd gravitate towards the same stuff that we're already reading. This way folks can sample things that they wouldn't normally pick up on their own and hopefully find a new favorite!
 
Q: What do we need to know about Black Cat Comic's Free Comic Book Day?
A: We open our doors at 10:30 a.m. and folks can be seen lining up as early as 8 a.m. We have 600 packs to give out, two packs to choose from: an all ages pack and a teen+ pack. Plus folks will be able to pick out an additional 2 comics (or 3 with a Milpitas Food Pantry donation). We'll also have fun door prizes and some lucky participants will find cool prizes and coupons in their goodie bags.
 
Q: Will there be any sale?
A: Yes, our back issue bin will be 75% off, buy any 3 or more trades, graphic novels or Black Cat Packs and get 15% off, buy any 3 or more t-shirts and get 15% off, buy any 3 or more toys and get 15% off.

Q: How many comics do you give out?
A: We've ordered over 5,000 comics and expect to give them all out the day of.

Q: Will you run out?
A: Yes, these will all be on a first come, first serve basis. If you want a pack, get here early, we usually run out around 1 or 2 p.m.

Q: Why don't you get more comics to give out if you run out so fast?
A: Believe it or not, the Free Comics aren't actually free for us. They cost us some money, not a lot, but enough that ordering any more than the 5,000 would be difficult for us financially. 


75% off Back Issues!
Over 5,000 comics given out FOR FREE!
Lots of fun prizes and events all day long! 

Doors open at 10:30 a.m. - mark your calendar today!



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