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July 12, 2017


Black Cat Comics Rockin' Pre-Comic-Con Comic-Con is here!
Once again Black Cat Comics in rockin' Milpitas proudly presents our umpteenth annual Black Cat Comics Rockin' Pre-Comic-Con Comic-Con! Maybe you've been here for our five day event in years past, maybe you've only dreamed about it, or maybe you've heard tales told in quiet whispers and handed down from one nerd to another through the ages, but regardless of your experience you want to be here every day this week for all the fun and excitement! We kick off our festivities on Wednesday at 6:00 PM with Preview Night, where we invite our Subscribers to attend an exclusive soiree with food, beverages, and a HUGE SALE! Spend $50 or more and get 50% OFF your purchase (some restrictions apply, batteries not included)! Just one of the many perks we provide throughout the year to our loyal Black Cat Subscribers! Keep in mind that we will be closed to the general public at 6:00 PM. Then we keep the party rolling for four more days! Thursday is a live, in-store recording of the pedantical Podcast from 6-8 pm and everything that has ever had a radio show is on sale 25% OFF all day! Friday is Movie Night, with our showing at 7:30 and everything that has had a movie will be on sale 25% OFF! Then on Saturday we smother you with infotainment, as we have our Panel Discussions! Getting Into Comics at 12 PM, Collecting Vintage Comics at 2 PM, and Super Heroes Unleashed And Our Need To Be Saved at 5 PM. Each panel is led by the Black Cat Staff with involvement from special guests, and all toys, statues, and POPS are 25% OFF all day! Then we conclude our Con with everyone's favorite event: The Black Cat Swap Meet! Come down and trade your stuff with other Cats and Kittens or just buy their stuff with Black Cat Bucks! The Swap Meet is from 12-4 PM with Back Issues on sale 75% OFF all day! Pick up your New Comics, then come back for 1, 2, or every event we've got this week! Bring a friend, and show them why Black Cat Comics is YOUR one-stop-shop for all things Super Hero!
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Weekly Comics for the week of 7/12/17
Weekly Comics for the week of 7/12/17














Peter Parker and Marvel Ultimate universe Miles Morales team up to find out who is Miles Morales of Peter's Universe. Is this version of Miles a superhero, regular guy, or maybe even a villain? Writer Brian Michael Bendis brings us a five part series that will finally answer this question. With amazing art from Sara Pichelli, I'm glad to see her and Bendis working on another spider series together. 
Spider-Men II #1  comes out this week and if you a fan of Marvel's Spider character line up this is the book to get this week. - Anthony 

Kevin Matchstick is back and I'm geeking out! Matt Wagner returns for the final arc of his series Mage. Mage is Matt Wagner's version of the Pendragon story. Denied is set years after the last arc and Kevin is now a family man with children. Is he ignoring his heritage or will something bring him back into his role as the Pendragon? I've been waiting for this series for a long time and I cant wait to see what happens. If you're a Matt Wagner fan be sure to check this series out.  Mage The Hero Denied #0 is out be sure to check it out. - Al

The Defenders is a title that stars all of your favorite Marvel Netflix characters: Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist. If you think there is a name missing from the list, then check out this week's Defenders #3 as Frank Castle, better known as the President of the NRA, makes his debut in the book. But is The Punisher here to help DD and his team of street-level super heroes, or is he here to take the Defenders out?! Writer Brian Michael Bendis is certainly no stranger to any of these characters, having created Jessica Jones and written Daredevil for many years. This title is off to a great start, with tons of action and character development. Pick up the first two issues and this week's #3! - Causey

Scott Snyder is back with a masterful tale only he can tell. Dark Days Casting gives us a further glimpse into what Batman has been in search of, a darkness that is better left unknown. We see the final chapter of Carter Hall and his telling of the tale. We see a struggle in the batcave where Joker is the seeming rational one amongst heroes. We see an ancient force awaken but to what ends? Pick up Dark Days the Forge and this week's Casting and get ready for Metal coming next month. Hold on for the ride, it's going to get bumpy. Enjoy! - Francie



Last Week's Top Sellers


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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!
Sale
: 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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Black Cat Turns 15!

Cats, on August 1, 2017 Black Cat will turn 15! We can't thank you enough for all your support over the years. This anniversary is shared with each and every one of you. Thank you for being a part of the Black Cat Family! We'll be serving cake and champagne on Tuesday, 8/1 starting at 6 p.m. and will have an all day 15% off store-wide sale. Come by and celebrate with us! Here's to another 15 more!


 
Milpitas Food Pantry - Last Week!

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! 

 
Top 10 Reasons to Become a Black Cat Comics Subscriber:
 
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
 
Interested in Signing up? GREAT!
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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