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Ssalefish GSO First Look #9 for 5.31.17

We'll be celebrating one of our favorite books coming out for the first time since we've opened by GIVING AWAY THE NEW ISSUE, a jumping on point for new readers, FOR FREE! Not only that, each purchase in increments of $10 will get you entered for a chance to win one of 3 full color 1:100 exclusive prints, 1 black & white 1:200 exclusive print, or 1 transition 1:300 exclusive print signed by writer Brian K. Vaughan & artist Fiona Staples! It all starts next Wednesday at 8 AM!

Ssalefish GSO First Look #8 for 5.24.17

I can't believe I get to say that this summer we're going to be part of the Vans Warped Tour when it comes through Charlotte on July 6th! It's not happening in the way that 15 year old me could have ever imagined, but I can't wait to sweat it out and the spread the love of Valiant Comics with discount trades and exclusive variant covers while listening to the Ataris!

Ssalefish First Look #5 for 5.3.17

As excited as I am to be throwing our first Free Comic Book Day celebration next Saturday, I might be more jazzed to put on our first in-store signing next Wednesday evening, May 3rd with my good friend Gregg Schigiel as he launches the second volume of his all-ages graphic novel series from Image Comics, Pix: Too Super For School!

Full disclosure, I have a vested interest in the book as I was not only an advance reader/ proofreader like I was on volume one, but also the color assistant/ flatter for about 85% of the book!

Stephen Mayer
Ssalefish GSO First Look #4 for 4.26.17

More nonsense to learn about me and this spot, it ain't always gonna be about comics and once I get a pop song stuck in my head I can't get it out until I inflict it on everyone else.

With that in mind, the above track, "Strong, Sweet & Southern," by Hayley Orrantia currently has me longing for a trip to visit my brother in Nashville!

Ssalefish GSO First Look #3 for 4.19.17

A LOT of ground to cover this week! Thanks! Signings! Free Comic Book Day! Thor!

Our preview night and first official day of business are in the can and both went better than we could have imagined! It especially meant a ton to me that my brother David and sister-in-law Miranda came out from Nashville to see us on our way, and the chocolate covered strawberries that my Aunt Karen sent down from New Jersey were just the sugar rush we needed to get through a long new release day!

Now it's on to the day-to-day, which means cooking up special stuff to make you guys love comics even MORE!

Ssalefish GSO First Look #2 for 4.12.17

Here. We. Go!  

Next Wednesday will mark the first week of full-on new releases here at the new shop, with regular business hours Wednesday through Tuesday, and we can't wait to see all of you!

For your convenience, our New Comic Book Day's will be the longest in the Triad, spanning from 8 AM to 8 PM, so before work, during lunch, after work, or even after dinner, we've got you covered and you won't have to wait a minute longer to find out what happens next in all of your favorite series!  

We should also be ready at that point to reveal our new point-based loyalty program that will provide ongoing savings for all of our customers, not just pre-order subscribers!

It's a new era for comics in the Gate City, and we're psyched you get to be a part of it!

Ssalefish GSO First Look #1 for 4.5.17

First, an introduction! My name is Stephen Mayer (that's me on the left) and I'm one of the managing partners of the new Ssalefish Comics location in Greensboro along with Jay Ewing and Ssalefish Winston owner Bret Parks. It's been a dream of mine to own a store of my own ever since I began helping Bret prep his new comics on Wednesday mornings back in...2005? So welcome to my dream come true 12 years laters! 

Stephen Mayer