Comicazi: Best in Boston… and Eisner Nominated!!!

Hey gang! Some of you may have already seen the news on our social channels, but Comicazi won Best Comic Shop in Boston Magazine’s Best of 2017 poll! Winners were 100% selected by the community, so thank you so, SO much to everyone that voted for us. It means the world to us, honest. Check out all of Boston Magazine’s Best of Boston 2017 winners here. We were honored to be nominated alongside our friends from Comicopia, Hub Comics, and New England Comics. If you happen to spot a copy of the printed magazine in the wild please grab one for us so we can proudly display it in the shop! And as much as it’s a HUGE deal to win Best in Boston, wait ‘til you see the news below!   HOLY COW! Comicazi is nominated for the Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award! The Eisners are essentially the Oscars of the comics world, an opportunity for pros in the comic industry to recognize the best in the field. The Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award is an award created by Eisner himself, recognizing the best comic shops in the world! We’re one of 19 retailers nominated from all around the world, including comic shops from across the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, France, Israel, and Portugal. Only one shop in Massachusetts has ever won this award, so it’s an enormous honor to receive this kind of recognition. Check out all 19 of the 2017 Eisner Spirit of Comics Award nominees here.  The finalists will be announced during the week of San Diego Comic-Con, and the...

Comicazi Back Issue Sale Weekend – Sat 5/13 & Sun 5/14!

Comicazi is having a huge sale on back issues! We don’t have sales very often, but our back issue bins are filled to overflowing, so this is the perfect time to stop in and pick up any vintage comic books you’ve had your eye on. We’ve got the biggest back issue selection in the Boston area, so you’ve got plenty of books to choose from. The sale will run all weekend long, on Saturday May 13th (11am – 9pm) and Sunday May 14th (11am – 7pm). Here’s the breakdown:   * Premium issues below $30 will be 50% off! * Super premium books $30 and up are 10% off! * Select comics in the showcase up to 50% off! * 50% of Highlights are Buy 1, Get 1 Free! * Buy 2, Get 1 Free rack comics will be Buy 2 Get 2 Free! * 50% off mini series! * Many more discounts in store!   We’ll be taking sign ups for a back issues exclusive newsletter mailing list, so you can get the inside track on new comic collections, conventions we’ll be attending, limited deals, and more. Make sure to RSVP on our Facebook event page, and please share to help spread the...

Free Comic Book Day Sale at Comicazi on May 6th!

Saturday May 6th is Free Comic Book Day! From 11am to 9pm we’ll be giving away FREE COMIC BOOKS for everyone’s favorite annual comic themed celebration. Not only will we be giving a ton of comics away, but we’re also having a HUGE SALE ON NEW COMICS, BACK ISSUES, TRADE PAPERBACKS, HARDCOVERS, and GAMES!   CURRENT ISSUE SALES: – $2 each for current back issues on the wall *excluding* the books on the New This Week Wall. That’s current series from Marvel, DC, Image, IDW, Vertigo, Dark Horse, & more!   GRAPHIC NOVEL / TRADE PAPERBACK / HARDCOVER SALES: – Select TPBs for $6 each / 2 for $10 / 5 for $20 – Buy 1 Get 2 Free hardcovers – Buy 1 Get 2 Free manga trades – 3 for $30 Image trade paperbacks (you must buy 3 to get the deal!) – $10 Vertigo older print TPBs (Preacher, Y:TLM, DMZ, Hellblazer) – $10 Marvel Essential & DC Showcase collections – 30% off Omnibus Hardcovers *or* BUY ONE GET ONE!   BACK ISSUE SALES: – 50% off Mini-Series (By the front, the new wall, and behind the Bad Kids Press display) – 3 Variants for $10 (By the counter) – Select Buy 2 Get 1 premium issues (Rack by the Star Wars case) – 50% off Highlights (Border above the coffin and premium books) – 20% off premium issues, $2 back issues, and Kid Comics (everything in the main room)   GAMES SALES: -Buy 1 Get 2 Assorted Card Sets -20% Games Workshop: includes all Warhammer & Citadel paints & tools   We’ve got a killer list of...

Comicazi Bob’s Panel Schedule at Boskone from 2/17 – 2/19

  Hey gang! Comicazi co-founder Bob will be speaking on 5 (!!!) panels at Boskone, New England’s longest running science fiction and fantasy convention! Boskone takes place from Friday February 17th to Sunday February 19th this year, and they have some great programs and guests lined up. Bob will be speaking on panels covering everything from comics for kids, local book stores, and DC’s cinematic universe. We’re proud to have Comicazi well represented at the show! Additional details about Boskone, including ticket prices, show times, and special guests can all be found on their official site: http://www.boskone.org We’ll see you there!   FRIDAY, February 17, 2017 8:00 PM Comics Confrontational Brenda Noiseux (M), Robert Howard, Elwin Cotman, Josh Dahl Harbor III · 60 min · Panel Comics hold a multicolored mirror up to society. They can present social dilemmas in a very direct way. What do SF comics say about the questions that trouble us today? What comics — speculative fiction or otherwise — deal with diversity, mental illness from dementia to autism, or societal issues from the Occupy movement to homicide by cop? Which current confrontational comics are particularly worth reading?   SATURDAY, February 18, 2017 3:00 PM Comics for Kids Robert Howard, Josh Dahl Galleria · 60 min · Children – DragonsLair 4:00 PM Comic Books Are Frozen Movies Brenda Noiseux (M), Chris Irvin, Robert Howard, Kirbi Fagan, Josh Dahl Marina 3 · 60 min · Panel Why comic books — more than novels or short stories or video games or real-life events — are the ideal form of source material for cinematic storytelling.   SUNDAY, February 19, 2017...

Comicazi’s 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Hey gang! With the holidays fast approaching, we thought we’d put together some recommendations to help with your gift gathering. Everyone in the shop pitched in with some of their favorites, covering everything from new trades, to vintage back issues, to action figures, to games, and more! Hopefully you’ll find a little something for everyone on this list. And if you don’t find exactly what you’re looking for, just let us know next time you’re in the shop and we’ll be happy to help you with your holiday hunting! MIKE’S RECOMMENDATIONS “I love vintage back issues! And Comicazi has got them in spades. Pick up a collectible back issue or three for the classic comic collector in your life!” MUNSON’S RECOMMENDATIONS “Christmas is easily my favorite time of the year! I am always looking for cool ornaments or decorations, and let me tell you we have some excellent items here at Comicazi for your house / apartment / work… you name it! Come in and get this stuff before I buy it ALL!” “Deadly Class is easily my favorite Image series of the last few years. This series is set in the late 1980’s and tells the tale of a group of kids that attend a High School for Assassins. Written by Rick Remender & drawn by Wes Craig, it is a series for people who want to see a mash up of The Breakfast Club and Battle Royale! Volumes 1-4 are available right now ($9.99-$14.99), and the hardcover Omnibus Vol.1 is 30% off cover price just in time for the holidays!!” ERIN’S RECOMMENDATIONS “I’m going to recommend Chew Volume...

Black Friday Deals at Comicazi!

Hey gang! If you’re looking to start your holiday shopping, or if you want to save yourself a bundle on a stack of comic-y goodness, then we’ve got you covered! We’ve got a bunch of deals lined up for Black Friday, that should be continuing through the end of the year. Come on down! 50% OFF ALL MINI SERIES: Every single mini series in the shop is 50% off the already discounted price! We’ve got a few hundred minis, story arcs, and complete runs bundled up, ranging from the 1970s to books fresh off the wall in 2016. Marvel, DC, Image, Dark Horse, and tons of indies are represented. A big chunk of these stories have never been collected in trade, and are long out of print, so it’s a great way to snag some excellent stories on the cheap.   50% OFF ALL HIGHLIGHT BOOKS: Highlights are some of our favorite back issues, all marked down 50%! We rotate Highlights every few weeks to spotlight new arrivals, movie tie ins, and some of our favorite covers from the back issue bins. This month we’ve got a range of books, including Silver Age Dr. Strange, Bronze Age Marvel horror, cosmic books like Infinity Gauntlet, and Modern Age keys like the first appearance of Danny Ketch as Ghost Rider! These Highlights are right above the back issue bins.     5 TRADES FOR $20: We’ve got a few hundred TPBs and GNs at the back of the shop marked down to 5 for $20! It’s a huge selection of stuff that we don’t have room for on the main trade shelf,...