Marvel Helping Celebrate ‘Local Comics Shop Day’

This year on Thanksgiving weekend (for the US), comics retailers have declared Saturday, November 28 “Local Comics Shop Day,” and Marvel is here to help. If you haven’t already picked up their two offerings, it’s a perfect time to try them out. My prediction for both All-New Wolverine and All-New, All-Different Avengers is that they’re going to go through the roof in sales before these variant covers get thrown into the mix. So… if you’re into variant covers, you’ll want to be at your comics shop that Saturday.

But who am I kidding? You were going to be there anyway. And if you need to FIND your local comics shop, go here.

From Marvel:

The biggest heroes, the biggest creators, and the biggest new titles are coming to LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY ™ this year!

Today, Marvel is pleased to officially unveil its two stellar, can’t miss offerings for LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY™. Participating retailers will be able to order an exclusive variants of two of Marvel’s most highly anticipated upcoming releases for the event. Don’t miss these exclusive Local Comic Shop Day variants to ALL-NEW WOLVERINE #1 and ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT AVENGERS #1!

“LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY™ is a great way for Marvel to give back to the comic book stores that support us,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “It has never been a better time for fans to jump in to the Marvel Universe, and we’re delighted to offer these two exclusive items. Head to your local comic shop on Saturday, November 28th to support Local Comic Shop Day.”

Implemented by the ComicsPRO organization, LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY™ is a new event conceived to showcase the amazing world of comics and call attention to the vital role comic book specialty stores play in this industry. The first LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY™ will be held this year on November 28th. Retailers are encouraged to speak with their Diamond representatives for ordering information.

For more information about LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY™, visit localcomicshopday.com. Visit Marvel.com  for more on All-New, All-Different Avengers , All-New Wolverine and more of Marvel’s exciting new titles.

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In addition to running Fanboy Planet, Derek has written for ActionAce, Daily Radar, Once Upon A Dime, and The Wave. He has contributed stories to Arcana Comics (The Greatest American Hero) and Monsterverse Comics (Bela Lugosi's Tales from the Grave). He performs with ComedySportz San Jose and ShakesBEERience, in addition to occasional screenwriting and acting jobs. If you ever played Eric's Ultimate Solitaire on the Macintosh, it was Derek's voice as The Weasel that urged you to play longer. You can buy his book "I Was Flesh Gordon" on the Amazon link at the right. Email him at editor@fanboyplanet.com.