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"Fenway Park, in Boston, is a lyric little bandbox of a ballpark. Everything is painted green and seems in curiously sharp focus, like the inside of an old-fashioned peeping-type Easter egg. It was built in 1912 and rebuilt in 1934, and offers, as do most Boston artifacts, a compromise between Man's Euclidean determinations and Nature's beguiling irregularities."

- John Updike,
"Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu"

April Previews Catalog Now Online

The April Previews Catalog is now online at Comixology!  Please update your subscriptions list for books arriving in June. Thank you.

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Fenway Foul-Up Book Signing

Fenway Foul-Up
The Fenway Foul-Up

No, the foul-up is not the lackluster start by the Sox!   


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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Infinite Vacation #2 & More
By Nick Spencer

Infinite Vacation #2
Infinite Vacation # 2

By: Nick (Morning Glories) Spencer!

In a world where travel between alternate realities has become a massive commercial enterprise, Mark races to uncover the truth behind his many mysterious deaths. Meanwhile, the brains behind The Infinite Vacation suddenly take a keen interest in his struggle. And just who is that beautiful girl he keeps running into?

Also this week from Nick Spencer:

Iron Man 2.0 # 3

Thunder Agents # 6



Flash # 10

Flash # 10

Written by GEOFF JOHNS;; Art and cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL; 1:10 Variant cover by SCOTT KOLINS

The prelude to summer's FLASHPOINT event continues! The new speedster known as Hot Pursuit has arrived on his Cosmic Motorcycle, but what terrible warning has he brought with him? The FLASHPOINT is closing in, and it looks like no one will be safe!
FNC Carries A Full Line of Walking Dead Comics & Graphic Novels!

New this week:

Walking Dead Survivor's Guide # 1 of 4

Everything you've ever wanted to know about the cast of The Walking Dead. The Survivor's Guide is a handy checklist of all the characters who have appeared in the series thus far, alive or dead. This series is a can't-miss supplement to the hit comic book series that is now a hit TV series on AMC!


Walking Dead Weekly #15 


Rick Grimes is on a mission. He's got a long road ahead of him and many obstacles in his way, but he's determined. There's a lot resting on his shoulders. He cannot fail. He must not fail. Too much depends on him.

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.


Noapologies ep57-JK Remembers


The guys are joined by a very tired and over worked JK Woodward &  Elizabeth Amber. They talk about issue 2 of IDW's Fallen Angel Return of the Son written by Peter David & drawn by JK Woodward. They also talk about Darrell on Jury Duty, Greg Rucka on Daredevil, Lone Ranger, the Last Phantom, Red Sonja, Batman Beyond, Supa Show, Snake Eyes, Johnny Recon, & Christopher's life as a bouncer. They force JK to relive his past and they enjoyed every minute of it.


A Game Of Thrones Card Game 

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Next A Game of Thrones Card Game - Tuesday 6pm

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DC Holding The Line At $2.99

New Comics Wednesday! 

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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.

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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!

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We have a new Dungeons & Dragons group forming!  Meet new friends every Wednesday night at 6pm for exciting gameplay.

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