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Ssalefish GSO First Look #115 for 6.13.19

It’s kind of a moot point now that I’m looking at the books I’m talking about on the new release shelf, but I’m nothing if not a sufferer of general anxiety disorder with obsessive compulsive tendencies, and I couldn’t live with myself seeing that gap between the 12th & 26th for the rest of my life, busy with HeroesCon or not!

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Stephen Mayer
Ssalefish GSO First Look #114 for 6.12.19

Last night meant turning the lights out long after the Papa John’s drivers made their final run, but it certainly made for a smoother Wednesday morning!

This weekend I’m off to Chicago to visit my niece Ellie! Hopefully we’ll get to catch a game or head downtown, but getting to see her will be well worth the trip!

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Ssalefish GSO First Look #113 for 6.5.19

Enough about me, let’s talk COMICS!

Next Wednesday, June 5th sees the release of our latest exclusive variant, Black Cat #1, drawn by one of the most prolific cover artists this century, J. Scott Campbell! Limited to 3,000 copies worldwide (split between us and the folks in the Triangle), we’ve been pre-selling them for between $11.99 (early bird) and $19.99 (eBay), but for all of our local folks we’re charging just $9.99 in-store!

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Ssalefish GSO First Look #111 for 5.22.19

Not a LOT to report this week. I’ve been sleeping in my childhood bed at my parents’ house for the last three nights and will continue to do so for the next twelve night, which is both frustrating because I want to get into the new place and get settled, and extremely comforting, especially since I realized that my appreciation for sleeping in tight space and against multiple planes (i.e. back against the bed, side against the wall) most likely stems from sleeping on the bottom bunk against the wall with the bottom of my brother’s bed about a foot above my face.

That’s not exciting. What is exciting is the video above of Lois playing in the ocean last weekend at Myrtle Beach!

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Ssalefish GSO First Look #110 for 5.15.19

We’re moving sooner than we planned (two weeks since accepting an offer on the first day our place was listed), and we’re going to be “homeless,” a.k.a. living with my parents, longer that we first expected (2 1/2 weeks instead of 12 days), but I’m trying to roll with it as best I can. The comic room, pictured above in its present state, was definitely the hardest thing to pack up, but seeing my last twenty short boxes and shelves & shelves of graphic novels amongst our overstock at the warehouse makes me think it’s time to give someone else a chance with a lot of it, so expect many new items in the store stock in the coming weeks!

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Ssalefish GSO First Look #109 for 5.8.19

Happy Free Comic Book Day Eve Eve! At this point I think we’ve empowered everyone with all of the knowledge we can about who’s coming, when to be here, what to expect, what you can get for free, and what you can buy via our Instagram countdown and Facebook event page!  All that’s left to do now is grab a friend or family member, come on out, and marvel at the fact that Lois is the cutest X-Wing pilot ever, in the Rebellion OR the Resistance! 

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Stephen Mayer
Ssalefish GSO First Look #107 for 4.24.19

I was impressed this week, both by the positive public reaction to Colton being force-choked for an undisclosed slight against me, and the quality of the Black Series Darth Vader helmet replica from Hasbro! That and the new aluminum Factory X Captain America shield at the back have renewed my love of props, so we’ll once again have the Marvel Legends Infinity Gauntlet, Black Panther helmet, and Ant-Man helmet back in stock on Tuesday, and we’ll be carrying the Luke Skywalker X-Wing helmet and more moving forward!

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Ssalefish GSO First Look #106 for 4.17.19

As usual this time of year, there’s a LOT going on in the world of comics! On Monday we announced our plans for Free Comic Book Day 2019, auspiciously taking place on Saturday, May 4th this year, Star Wars Day (“May the 4th be with you!”)! Then moments ago I announced our FCBD lead-in signing with Chris Giarrusso on Wednesday, May 1st for his new book Hashtag: Danger from Ahoy Comics! Add to that premiere events for Avengers Endgame at the AMC Classic 18 on Thursday, April 25th and the RED Cinemas on Friday, April 26th and book drops at Pilot Elementary on Monday, April 29th and Sedgefield Elementary on Tuesday, April 30th and you’ve got yourself a stew going!

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