|"Oh, somewhere in this favored land the sun is shining bright;|
The band is playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light,
And somewhere men are laughing, and somewhere children shout;
But there is no joy in Mudville - mighty Casey has struck out."
- Ernest Thayer, Casey At The Bat (1888)
April Previews Catalog Now Online
Fenway Foul-Up Book Signing
This Saturday 1pm - 2pm
|The Fenway Foul-Up|
Meet David Kelly, author of the new mystery The Fenway Foul-Up at Friendly Neighborhood Comics on Saturday April 23rd, from 1:00 pm - 2:00pm.
Two nine-year-old sleuths bring sharp powers of observation and deduction into play when a Red Sox slugger's favorite bat disappears. Cousins Mike and Kate are thrilled when Kate's sports-reporter mom brings them to a game, and they are up to the challenge when star player Big D's bat goes missing after batting practice.
Folding information about Fenway Park and its colorful history into the tale, Kelly also artfully slips in simple red herrings along with real clues to the thief's identity and the bat's whereabouts that sharper readers may pick up before the young detectives do. Game action takes a backseat to the investigation here, but Big D gets his bat back in time for some late-inning heroics against the Oakland A's, and afterward presents his awed young fans with suitable rewards.
Leading off a series that will take Mike and Kate to baseball parks around the major leagues, this book should draw baseball fans as well as budding whodunit aficionados. Grades 2-4. --John Peters
"A new series for emerging chapter-book readers combines the allure of baseball parks with the challenge of solving a mystery...Historical details about Fenway Park, including the secret code found on the manual scoreboard, a look at Wally the mascot and a peek into the gift shop, will keep the young baseball fan reading." - Kirkus Reviews "Kelly throws in plenty of behind-the-scenes Fenway Park trivia (both in the story and in an appendix) and keeps the story moving at a quick pace, which should easily hold baseball-lovers' attention." - Publisher's Weekly "...Any 6- 9 year old baseball fan would step to the plate and devour this book like a box of Crackerjacks! Kelly intersperses the perfect mix of sports action, crime-solving and facts about Fenway Park." - Examiner.com
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Dark Horse Presents returns with
FRANK MILLER'S Xerxes!
The legendary, premiere anthology is back!
The 80--page spectacular, Dark Horse Presents returns with all--new stories by Neal Adams, Howard Chaykin, and Richard Corben; a new Concrete story by Paul Chadwick, a new Crimson Empire story from the Star Wars universe, and an exclusive sneak peek of Frank Miller's highly-anticipated prequel to 300, Xerxes!
The celebration continues with a brand--new, all--color Finder story by Carla Speed McNeil, a prose piece from science fiction legend Harlan Ellison, the return of Michael T. Gilbert's Mr. Monster, and much, much more!
80 pages of original content with no ads.
|DHP # 1|
WAR OF THE GREEN LANTERNS
|War of the Green Lanterns|
GREEN LANTERN # 65
Written by GEOFF JOHNS; Art by DOUG MAHNKE and KEITH CHAMPAGNE; Cover by IVAN REIS and OCLAIR ALBERT
The "War of the Green Lanterns" takes a shocking turn! With the entire Green Lantern Corps against them, the four Earthborn GLs make a choice that will rank among the most memorable in GL history. But not all of them agree on what has to be done and what lines are to be crossed.
Plus, the countdown to the live-action film continues with another exclusive look at the upcoming GREEN LANTERN movie!
And also this week:
GL Corps # 59
|FNC Carries A Full Line of Walking Dead Comics & Graphic Novels!|
New this week:
Walking Dead Weekly # 16
Rick returns home to find disaster has struck. He couldn't have picked a worse time to leave the group behind. Just when he thought it couldn't get worse...and things were looking up. Now Rick is left wondering: What do I do now?
We Support Comics Podcasts
FNC sponsors the Comic Book Road Show and No Apologies Podcast. Check these guys out and hear what they have to say. Always entertaining and informative:
Language may be NSFW.
No Apologies Episode 58 - Hot Sauce
In this madcap episode Juan Castro shares his wonderful con experience with his dad. We also talk about Sucker Punch and some of the casting choices for the upcoming Superman movie. The guys talk about the IDW GIJOE books. The Wonder Woman pics that were recently released. The Justice League movie rumors.The Wonder con Green Lantern movie trailer.We debate Iron Man 2.Batman Inc #4,Morning Glories,FF#1.Amazing Spiderman,Batman:The Dark Knight,Hacyon,Butcher Baker,Mark Gruenwalds Captain America run, Zatanna, Dectective, Flashpoint, Judd Winicks Outsiders,Iron Man 2.0. Nonplayer, Spawn, Guardians of the Globe.
|New Comics Wednesday! |
For a list of this week's new comics, check Here!
|Friendly Neighborhood Comics is dedicated to providing the best in comics, graphic novels, manga, genre novels, Magic, games, action figures, t-shirts, and cool stuff!|
We seek to promote literacy by promoting comics and graphic novels.
We seek to be a vital member of the community, supporting education and civic programs.
We seek to be the coolest place in town! Come in relax, talk comics, play a game.
THE 2011 INKWELL AWARDS BALLOT IS NOW LIVE!
IT WILL BE ACTIVE UNTIL APRIL 30 SO PLEASE VOTE!
Inking is the art of enhancing an illustration through the means of redrawing pencil lines with ink and its related tools.
This enhancing, or 'ink editing', would elaborate in the areas of, but not limited to, weight, space, depth, definition, contrast, texture, composition and design.
The Inkwell Awards promotes this often overlooked and under-appreciated art form by serving as a source of education for inking and recognizing excellence and achievement of individual artists working in the field of comic book sequential illustration.
New Comics Day
9am - 9pm
|Sunday 12 - 6|
Monday 12 - 8
Tuesday 12 - 8
Friday 12 - 9
Open Gaming 3-8
New Comic Day!
Dungeons & Dragons - Now At 6pm Every Wed!
Dust Tactics 6-8
Friday Night Magic
Hordes & War Machine 1-4
World of Warcraft 1-3
|FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2011|
May 7, 2011
Free Comic Book Day is a single day - the first Saturday in May each year - when Friendly Neighborhood Comics joins with participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely FREE to anyone who comes into their stores.
Meet artist Bob Almond!
|April 30 - May 1, 2011|
Boston Comic Con is coming back big time in 2011! They're moving to a larger, central location, with more artists and dealers than ever!
Friendly Neighborhood Comics will be set up at the con!
Join us at the Hynes Convention Center on Saturday and Sunday April 30 and May 1, 2011.
Featured guests include Joe Kubert (Sunday only), Frank Quitely, Adam Hughes, Darwyn Cooke, Art Adams, Frank Cho, Tim Sale, and Matt Wagner.
Our "Friend of FNC", J.G. JONES will be attending the con!
Signed Sketch Editions Available!
|If you had to miss the Jarrett Krosoczka book signing, we have a limited number of all Lunch Lady graphic novels in stock! |
Each one is signed by Jarrett and contains a Lunch Lady sketch at no additional cost! (Thanks Jarrett!).
Lunch Lady original art is also on display. Come in and see an actual art page from a Lunch Lady graphic novel!
|New D&D Group|
|We have a new Dungeons & Dragons group forming! Meet new friends every Wednesday night at 6pm for exciting gameplay.|
|MARVEL READING CHRONOLOGY
While supplies last.
This 96-page catalog highlights your favorite characters and series: the Avengers, Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, the X-Men, Deadpool, Wolverine, Hulk, the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man and more!
Get a bird's-eye view on Marvel's in-print collected editions, listed in optimal reading order.
Whether you're a fan catching up on your reading or a retailer who wants to make sure you've got all your bases covered, the MARVEL BACKLIST READING CHRONOLOGY ensures you won't miss a page of the action, drama and incredible art of Marvel Comics!
|Offer Expires: 4/28/11Friendly Neighborhood Comics, 191 Mechanic St, Bellingham, MA|