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July 07, 2017

2017 Part II The Re-Beginning,
Here at Black Cat Comics in rockin' Milpitas we think it is fair to say that 2017 got off to a rough start, y'know with all the politics and everything, but July is like a second January and it's our chance to help the year finish strong! This week, despite two 4th  of July Holiday shipping delays, it's finally New Comics Friday, and we're just happy all the stuff showed up! At last we've got everything ready, into the Sub's boxes and out on the shelves for our Cats and Kittens! Next week we'll be back on track with New Comics on Wednesday as usual. And don't forget that our Five Days of Fu n also kicks off next Wednesday with Preview Night of the Black Cat Comics' Rockin' Milpitas  Pre-Comic-Con Comic-Con ! That VIP soiree is followed by four more days (Thursday the 13th - Sunday the 16th) of event after event until we are spent! A live episode of the world-famous Black Cat Comics Podcast, panel discussions, movie night, our sun-sational Swap Meet, and, of course, big sales! Then we once again pack Sub Boxes and stock shelves for the next New Comics Wednesday before we pack our bags for San Diego! We'll be bringing you live updates from the biggest comicbookenest convention in the Multiverse from Wednesday, July 19th - Sunday the 23rd! Stay in tune with all your favorite Black Cat media outlets as we bring you all the news from San Diego Comic-Con ! Get in for your new books before the weekend is gone, then make sure you're here all next week for all the fun and excitement of the biggest little convention in Comics! We're always saying there has never been a better time to be a fan of Comics, and during the next three weeks we're going to do our best to prove it to you!
Hot Books this Week  

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Sabrina #7 is finally here! If you haven't been reading this horror masterpiece then you are missing out. This isn't your typical Archie book, this is super gritty, scary, demonic, horrific and terrifyingly Lovecraftean. Yes, I know what you're thinking, but it's all soda pop and bubble gum, isn't it? NO! Sabrina is filled with the darkest parts of our human nature. Sabrina's story of becoming a teenage witch is in the extreme traditional, biblical sense, if you catch my meaning. We haven't seen an issue in over a year so I'm anxious to see what this new chapter has in store for us. It's a great jumping on point and if you've missed the first 6, pick up the trade! Enjoy! - Francie
The Walking Dead #169 starts an all new story arc "Lines we Cross", in this issue Rick finally learns that Eugene has been talking to a person over a Radio for some time. Will Rick be angry with Eugene for keeping this from him for so long or will they finally meet the woman and her group? Tensions will also rise between Rick and Dwight in this issue, having Negan around has really taken a toll on his group. Start off July with your favorite zombie horror book and if you are a fan of the show this is a great jumping on point. - Anthony

Kate comes face to face with her father and things do not go well. As Kate takes on a new case we also see flashbacks to the meeting with her father. Kelly Thompson weaves the two stories together incredibly well.   Giving us several connections between the two stories. Kate's sarcasm has always been a highlight and her banter during a fight in this issue is hilarious. And we're also treated to the return of a character from the firs arc of the book. Hawkeye is becoming a top of the pile book for me. Pick up  Hawkeye #8 on sale this week. - Al

As much as I would love to go on and on about Avengers #9 , I'm going to do something unusual and suggest a trio of reprints this week. Wait, before you turn your nose up and say, "I don't buy REPRINTS, Causey," hear me out. Marvel has a series of 1$ comics that reprint all time great comics, and this week they're featuring three all time great Spidey comics. Well, OK. Two all-time greats and a pretty good one. The first is Amazing Fantasy #15 , the first appearance of Spider-Man, and, in this writer's less than humble opinion, the best single issue comicbook of all time. The next is Todd Mcfarlane's Spider-Man #1 , a 90's legend, and the third is the first issue of the Brand New Day arc in Amazing Spider-Man. you get the set for 3$ and tax. You can't beat that. - Causey

Last Week's Top Sellers
 Weekly Comics for the week of 6/28/17
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   Black Cat Comics Annual Pre-Comic-Con-Comic-Con!
July 12th - July 16th
Folks, we know not everyone can make there way down to San Diego Comic-Con, the world's biggest and best comic book and pop culture convention. Here at Black Cat, we like to bring a little of the convention to you with an exciting week of events, sales, and more!

Wed: 7/12: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m: Exclusive Preview Night for Subscribers and their guest only*. Sale: spend $50 get 50% off ANYTHING in the store, any combination of any items^

Thur: 7/13: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.:
Live Podcast Taping! Listen in to our weekly podcast, ask questions and join the discussion!
Sale: If they ever did a radio show on it, it's on sale, 25% off all day long!^
Fri: 7/14: 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.: Movie Night!
: if they made a movie about it, it's on sale, 25% off all day long! ^

Sat: 7/15:  Panel Discussions
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.: Getting Into Comics 101: Are you new to the world of comics? Are you overwhelmed with variants? Want to know the ins and outs from experts in the field? Join Francie and Mark as they discuss the basics. This is a must for anyone wanting to dip their toe into the 4-color funnies or anyone who's looking to get a bit more organized with their collection.

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.: Silver Age Collecting: Want to know how to collect Silver Age books? How do you know the right price? How do you grade the condition? Where do you start? Join Causey and Marcus as they delve into the joys of collecting the 12¢ers.

5 p.m. - 6 p.m.: Superheros Unleased and Our Need to Be Saved: Why do you think we've had such an influx of superheroes in our movies, TV and games over the last decade? Could it be our need for superheros? Are we facing new threats similar to the threats that brought about the birth of comics with World War II? Join this lively discussion as we talk superheros and the need to be saved.
Sale: all toys, POPS, action figures, statues 25% off!^
Sun: 7/16: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.:  Customer Swap Meet. Back by popular demand - our Customer Swap Meet returns! Bring comic-related stuff you want to trade with each other. We'll have tables setup for you to showcase your wares.
Sale: 75% of back issues and $1 book sale all day long^!
*Subs and 1 guest only. ^Excludes new & subscription books, cannot be combined w/ other offer s

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Milpitas Food Pantry - Still Taking Donations!

Folks, we still have the Milpitas Food Pantry barrel at our store, so please come on down and donate any non-perishable food or monetary donations with us at the counter. Let's show them what superheroes really do! 

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1.      It's an absolutely FREE service
2.      You are automatically enrolled in our Black Cat Loyalty program = For every $100 you spend on anything in the store, you get a $10 Black Cat bucks back, distributed at the end of the quarter (subject to rules below*)
3.      Updating/changing your list is EASY and online. You can update it 24/7, whenever you want! (no other store has this)
4.      We can set you up for monthly mail order shipments
5.      Each week WE (both owners of the store) PULL your comics before we open
6.      You'll NEVER miss an issue
7.      We'll keep track of all your purchases
8.      You'll be automatically added to our weekly newsletter
9.      You'll be able to participate in our Black Cat Lending Library
10.    You'll be able to special order anything in print
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Here's what we ask of you*:
1.      Maintain 5 or more monthly titles
2.      Pick up your books every 2 weeks
3.      Once a book is pulled for you, you are obligated to purchase it.
4.      Keep your list updated so you don't miss out on cool new titles!
5.    You must be 18 years or older to sign-up.
And if you sign up and refer a friend you get a $50 gift certificate!!!

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