Free Comic Book Day 2010! Free Comics & the Biggest Sale of the Year!

We all know what time is coming up: Free Comic Book Day! Same as every year (well, except for the first few years they had it), the first Saturday in May (and this year it’s May 1st) is the happiest day in a comic book living person’s life! This year we’ve got more comic books than ever, for a wide range of interests. This year we’ll have 28 books that will be given away, one per title per customer (yes, that’s right, you can take up to 28 unique Free Comics!) and they are:

ARCHIES SUMMER SPLASH, ARTIFACTS FIRST LOOK, BONGO COMICS FREE FOR ALL, DOCTOR SOLAR MAGNUS ROBOT HUNTER, FRACTURED FABLES, GREEN HORNET, IRREDEEMABLE #1, KIZOIC SHREK & PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR, MOUSE GUARD FRAGGLE ROCK FLIP BOOK, SIXTH GUN #1, SONIC THE HEDGEHOG HIDE SEEK DESTROY #1, STUFF OF LEGEND & MORTAL INSTRUMENTS
TICK #1 SPECIAL EDITION, TOY STORY, SUPERMAN: WAR OF THE SUPERMEN, WEATHERCRAFT, WORLDS OF ASPEN, YOW THE JOHN STANLEY LIBRARY, ATOMIC ROBO AND FRIENDS, DC KIDS MEGA SAMPLER 2010 EDITION, FEARLESS DAWN ASYLUM PRESS SAMPLER, GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #155 1/2, IRON MAN/SUPERNOVA, IRON MAN & THOR, LIBRARY OF AMERICAN COMICS #0, ONI PRESS FREE FOR ALL, OWLY & FRIENDS, RADICAL BIGGER BOOKS BIGGER VALUE.

In addition to the Free Comics, we’ll also be running our biggest sale of the year: 25% Off everything in the Store! Yup, free stuff and an awesome sale, you can’t beat that! OH WAIT, YES WE CAN! We’ll also have 50% Off all of our Back Issue Comics and 50% off select clearance graphic novels, many of which will be hitting clearance for the first time that day! Yes, that’s half off! Yes, I am in fact that serious!

I’m not even going to do the whole “Oh hey, that’s it” thing and then go “BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE,” because there is more and I’m not going to sit here and be disingenuous when it comes to Free Comic Book Day. We will, as always, have our loyal troops in uniform: the 501st Storm Trooper Legion, led by Lord Vader himself. This year we’ll also have artists in the shop drawing, selling sketches and doing commissions, including Rusty Shackles, of Comic Alliance.com fame and Oni Press’ Resurrection series. Rusty has also set us up with a whopper of FCBD promo, the Avengers “Getting the Band Back Together” image, celebrating the return of the classic line-up of Avengers in this May’s Avengers #1. For every $50 you spend, you’ll be able to get this commemorative tour shirt, a retail value of $19.99, for FREE while supplies last.

When you put all of these together, I don’t think you’ll be able to find a better Free Comic Day around. That’s right kids: Super-Fly Comics & Games: A Free Comic Book Day you can believe in!

Gem City Comic-Con Tomorrow! Huge Deals!

For all you folks in the Dayton area looking to dip your toes into the convention scene, this weekend is your chance to see what all the fuss is about. For those of you already in the know, you’ve seen how much fun the Gem City Comic-Con is and can’t wait for tomorrow. If you’re fans of us, in addition to being smart and pretty, you’re going to want to find us there tomorrow! We’ll have 25% off Back Issues and Back Issue comic sets, Graphic Novels up to 50% off and Magic Cards 25% off (including 1/2 off our $1 rares!). We processed tons of new boxes that haven’t hit the regular store floor yet for this show so this is your first chance to grab some goodies before they’re all gone. For more info about the Con itself, here’s organizer Jesse Noble…

Can you believe that this is the 5th annual Gem City Comic Con? It seems like it was just yesterday. I asked the question, “Do ya think Dayton can support a yearly comic con”? Five years later the answer is still a resounding YES! So fans, this is your show. Congrats and thanks for making it a success. Now let me tell you about this year’s Gem City Comic Con!
We have an outstanding group of featured guests this year: Jim Valentino (Image Comics Co-founder), Don Rosa (Legendary Disney Ducks artist and writer), Steve Scott (X-Men Forever, Green Lantern, New Warriors), and Tom Nguyen (Army of Darkness, Ghostbusters).
But that’s not all! We have brought back fan favorites like Dan Davis, Terry Huddleston, Chad Lambert, Mike Maydak, Kevin Meinart, Sean Forney, Scott D.M. Simmons, Andy Bennett, Dave Aikins, WAC, Josh Medors and Dara Naraghi, for your enjoyment.
Don’t forget our “Creator Room”. Creators like Molly Durst, Stratos, Dustin Carson, Linda Chute and Dan Taylor represent the cutting edge and dissident voices of sequential story telling.
This year we have a number of great panels for you to attend and learn something about the hobby we all enjoy so much! First, Dara Naragh presents “How to Break In (and Stay In) the Comics Biz”. This will feature a number of comic pros who know what they are talking about. Then later today Matt Zoleman will present “Creating Digital Comic Art – Exploring the benefits and limitations of using software to create comic book art”.
Sponsor Bell Book and Comic are back again this year with a great slate of tournaments for you to enter and win some prizes! Plus, there will be game demos and all day gaming!
This year Gem City Comic Con and Comicrelated.com are teaming up with the Hero Initiative to bring you the Comicrelated.com Live Charity Auction benefiting the Hero Initiative. The auction will raise money to help the Hero Initiative help comic creators in need. This is a great chance for you to give back to the creators who have given you so much enjoyment over the years.
So the only thing left for me to tell you is , follow this link (http://www.gemcitycomiccon.com/uploads/images/WebSiteCoupon.jpg) for a coupon to the Gem City Comic Con website. Print that off and redeem it at the door for $1 off your admission. Be sure to forward this to all your friends so they can share with the fun and savings!
Doors open from 10 am til 5 pm at the Wright State University Student Union (3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy. Dayton, Ohio 45435-0001). Regular admission is $6, children under 10 get in for free. A limited number of VIP tickets are still available. A VIP ticket package comes with a ton of GCCC Premiums and Exclusives. Call Fearless Readers (937)252-3036 to reserve yours today.

Valentine’s Day Sale!

While we’re all digging out this weekend, cursing the sky gods for the beautiful snowy destruction they’ve rained down upon us, I’m going to give you guys something to look forward to: Next weekend, Friday the 12 through Sunday 14th we’re running our annual Valentine’s Day sale! Yes, take 20% off EVERYTHING in the store that weekend. Well all know you love comics and cool stuff, but sometimes you have to love money more. Now, you don’t have to worry about choosing between them! Plus, our devoted and attractive staff will be showcasing the books that they love. So, in addition to picking up the stuff you already love, you’ve got the chance to get your hands on a new favorite.

So as you’re digging out, take heart! Next weekend you can be shoveling your way out from under a mountain of comics!

October…it’s not just for Street Fair Anymore! Zombies & Rock Band need love too!

Yes, this Saturday is indeed Street Fair as well as our 25% OFF EVERYTHING sale! Yes, it’s probably one of our biggest sales of the year, but I don’t want to get hung up on crazy details like that. It’s awesome, we’re great, you love us and that’s all well and good but there’s lots of other great things going on this Saturday (which is supposed to be nice and sunny BTW, you weather nay-sayers):

STREET FAIR this Saturday!

Live Music at several locations in town!
12 pm Yazoo Street Scandal
1 pm The Hoppers
2 pm Slipstream
3 pm Ryan Judy
4 pm Rob Heiliger
5 pm Maya Cabellero
6 pm The Ark Band

9 am The Bucket Band
10 am Jerome Freeman
11 am Les Groby
12 pm Egyptian Breeze Belly Dancers
1 pm Sammi Jo
2 pm Egyptian Breeze Belly Dancers
3 pm TBD
4 pm Matt Housh- The Show

Shuttle Service (Free)

See map for locations:

Over 200 booths selling fine arts & crafts, clothing, jewelry, fair trade items, unique gifts, massages and much more, join the international selection of cuisine from Vietnamese shish-kabob to Mexican empanadas to Thai wraps to hot dogs.But Street Fair in Yellow Springs is much more than an arts and food fair; it’s an all-day festival with entertainment throughout the day. Local favorites, the Egyptian Breeze Belly Dancers and a variety of musicians will perform all day at the Jackson Lytle Williams Stage. You’ll also enjoy street performances by entertainers of all types as you stroll the streets during the festival.

Children & adults alike will enjoy the stories of the Yellow Springs Tale Spinners at the Street Fair Story Tree, near the playground at Mills Lawn. Performances are at 12PM, 1 pm and 2 PM

Live music will be performed from 12:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., on the front lawn of the Bryan Center on Dayton Street. New to Street Fair is our Beer Garden located adjacent to the Music Festival, featuring 8 beers from which to choose. Both are sponsored by Peach’s Grill in Yellow Springs.

The event is free, open to the public, and handicapped accessible. NO PETS WILL BE ALLOWED AT STREET FAIR; ENFORCED BY THE POLICE DEPARTMENT. Street Fair is sponsored by the Yellow Springs Chamber of Commerce with support from the Yellow Springs WesBanco Banking Center and media sponsor WYSO.

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But wait, that’s not the end of November. No sir. On Friday, November 23rd at 6:30pm there will be a ZOMBIE WALK to benefit Home, Inc.! Bring a nonperishable food or cash donation (because cash, like zombies, never perishes) to the Bryan Center that Friday and get ready to walk for brains! Plus, at the end of the walk there will be live music by Doctor Meat! For more information, check out www.myspace.com/zombiewalkys or email them at zombiewalkys@yahoo.com.

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There’s one more thing…hmmmm…oh yeah! It’s Halloween! On Halloween Day we’ll be hosting a Rock Band tournament for all you scary monsters, superheroes and lazy folks who saw the ADDAMS FAMILY and don’t dress up (Yes, serial killers look like everyone else, we get it…). We’ll have prizes for the winners and the best dressed, so get three friends (or two if one can play and sing), get in costume and get down here on the 31st to rock our faces off! Watch this space for more details!

See, just because winter is bearing down on us like a frosty predator and we’re trying to blow up the moon doesn’t mean we can’t still have a good time!

This Halloween, show them love…with Zombies!

This Halloween we’ve got the perfect way to tell her you love her. Or him. Or…it. Super-Fly Exclusive Zombie Valentines are so multi-purpose they aren’t just for February, they’re for any time of the year. Zombie-tines are $2 each and available in the store or through our Amazon shop here. Don’t just get candy and a blood covered knife, step up your game!

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“You’re on My Mind. Please give it back, I need it.”

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“I Only Have Eyes for You”

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“You were made for me. I can tell because you taste good.”

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“You take my breath away.”

Yellow Springs Street Fair, Saturday October 10th

It’s time for Yellow Spring’s bi-annual frolic of shopping & sight-seeing: Street Fair! This year we’re rising to the occasion with our best Street Fair Sale yet: 25% Off everything in the store, plus lots of great clearance items 50% off and more! Plus we’ll have info on the upcoming Yellow Springs Zombie Walk.

Remember, summer’s not over until the last Street Fair booth is cleared off Xenia Avenue. Relish it while you can!

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Don’t Let Hal Jordan Hoard the Cosmic Bling!

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That’s right folks! If you’re looking to fight off some Black Lanterns this holiday season, you’re going to need to stock up on all the rings in the emotional spectrum this November! While supplies last you can get a cosmic ring Free when you purchase the following BLACKEST NIGHT Tie-In issues: Doom Patrol #4, Booster Gold #26, REBELS #10, Adventure Comics #4. Outsiders #24, Blackest Night #5 and Justice League #39. Each issue will have a ring associated with it that will free when you purchase that issue.

Supplies will be limited, so if you’re interested ask to get those issues pulled for you this coming November! If you don’t have a pull file, now is the time to start and get on board the hottest multi-colored super-hero cosmic zombie story of all time and save 15% off everything in the store!

Yellow Springs Book Fair, Saturday August 1st!

It’s back again!

The Yellow Springs Book Fair will be Saturday, August 1st at the Mills Lawn School grounds in Yellow Springs from 8am to 4pm. Set up for vendors will begin at 7am, and will be on a first come, first served basis. There is no fee for vendors, and any individual or organization who wishes to sell is welcome to participate. At the end of the day vendors may make a donation commensurate with their sales to cover expenses for the venue. Booth sizes are flexible, and fair space is able to expand to the entirety of the Mills Lawn school yard. Vendors will be responsible for their own tables and chairs.

The Book Fair has been a Yellow Springs institution for over 25 years. This year it will be co-sponsored by Dark Star Books and Super-Fly Comics & Games, and will feature used books, comics, and other related items. Book Fair is an excellent opportunity to explore Yellow Springs in the summer, as well as find great deals and books and comics.

In addition, we here at Super-Fly will have all of our back issue comics 25% for the day! One day only! What better to get you in the fair spirit than that!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Tad or Tony at Super-Fly Comics & Games (937-767-1445) or Mary Alice Wilson at Dark Star Books (937-767-9400). You can email us at superflycomics@gmail.com or at books@darkstarbookstore.com

Comics Shipping this Wednesday, Free RPG Day this Saturday!

Thanks one and all for giving us another great Street Fair and christening our new digs with Street Fair-y goodness. It’s nice to see our stuff get exposure on the biggest Yellow Springs shopping day of the year.

Just a reminder, this Saturday, June 20th, will be Free RPG day, where you can stop by and check out and play demos of all kinds of games, and then take them home *for free* and keep playing. To sweeten the gaming pot (and who doesn’t love the gaming pot*), we’ll also be running a 20% OFF Sale on all our gaming stuff. It’s the perfect time to take a swing at that game you’ve been eyeballing!

AIR #10 (MR)
ALL NEW SAVAGE SHE-HULK #3 (OF 4) DKR
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN FAMILY #7
AMBER ATOMS #4
ANGEL #22
ANGEL #22 10 COPY RUNGE VIRGIN CVR INCV (NET)
ARMY OF DARKNESS TP VOL 08 HOME SWEET HELL (C: 0-1-2)
BARACK OBAMA THE ROAD TO THE WHITE HOUSE #1
BATMAN DARK VICTORY TP
BATMAN STREETS OF GOTHAM #1
BATMAN STREETS OF GOTHAM #1 VAR ED
BATMAN THE BLACK CASEBOOK TP
BODY BAGS TP VOL 01 FATHERS DAY (MR)
BOYS HEROGASM #2 (OF 6) (MR)
BRAVE AND THE BOLD #24
CABLE #15 XMW
CAPTAIN AMERICA #600
CAPTAIN AMERICA MAN WITH NO FACE PREM HC
CAPTAIN BRITAIN AND MI 13 #14
CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #58
COMIC SHOP NEWS 75CT BUNDLE #1148 (NET)
COMIC SHOP NEWS SUMMER PREVIEW 75CT BUNDLE (NET)
DARK KNIGHT JOKER POKER PACK
DARK REIGN FANTASTIC FOUR #4 (OF 5) DKR
DARK REIGN HAWKEYE #3 (OF 5) DKR
DARK REIGN MISTER NEGATIVE #1 (OF 3) DKR
DARK REIGN YOUNG AVENGERS #2 (OF 5) DKR
DARK TOWER THE FALL OF GILEAD #2 (OF 6)
DARK TOWER THE FALL OF GILEAD #2 (OF 6) EDWARDS VAR
DARK TOWER THE FALL OF GILEAD #2 (OF 6) ISANOVE SKETCH VAR
DEAD AT 17 AFTERBIRTH #1 (OF 4)
DESTROYER #3 (OF 5) (MR)
EX MACHINA #43 (MR)
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT IRIS #1 BENITEZ CVR
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT IRIS #1 FRANCISCO CVR
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT IRIS #1 TAKEDA CVR
FALL OF CTHULHU NEMESIS #3 (OF 4)
FANTASTIC FORCE #3 (OF 5)
FINAL CRISIS AFTERMATH DANCE #2 (OF 6)
FREAKANGELS TP VOL 02 (MR)
GEARS OF WAR SOURCEBOOK (MR)
GHOST RIDER DANNY KETCH TP ADDICT
GI JOE COBRA #4
GI JOE COBRA #4 10 COPY CHAYKIN VIRGIN CVR INCV (NET)
GOLD DIGGER #107
GOLD DIGGER TECH MANUAL #4
GREEN ARROW BLACK CANARY #21
GREEN LANTERN SINESTRO CORPS WAR TP VOL 02
GROOM LAKE #3
HACK SLASH SERIES #23 DIEN CVR B (MR)
HACK SLASH SERIES #23 SEELEY CVR A (MR)
HELLBLAZER #256 (MR)
HITMAN TP VOL 01 A RAGE IN ARKHAM TP NEW PTG
INCOGNITO #4 (MR)
INVINCIBLE #63
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #14 DKR
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #14 SILVESTRI VAR
JACK OF FABLES #35 (MR)
MARVEL ADVENTURES AVENGERS #37
MARVEL PETS HANDBOOK
MARVEL ZOMBIES 4 #3 (OF 4)
MASQUERADE #4
MICE TEMPLAR TP VOL 01
MIGHTY AVENGERS #26 DKR
MYSTERIUS THE UNFATHOMABLE #6 (OF 6)
NEGIMA GN VOL 22 (MR) (C: 0-1-2)
NEIL GAIMAN DAVE MCKEAN CRAZY HAIR YR HC (C: 0-1-2)
OUTSIDERS #19
PHONOGRAM 2 #3 (OF 7) SINGLES CLUB
POWER GIRL #2
PROJECT SUPERPOWERS CHAPTER TWO #0
PUNISHER #6 DKR
QUESTION THE FIVE BOOKS OF BLOOD TP
RED MASS FOR MARS #3 (OF 4) (RES)
SALEMS DAUGHTER #1
SHOJO BEAT JULY 09 (C: 1-1-1)
SIMPSONS COMICS #155
SLEEPER SEASON 1 TP (MR)
SPIDER-MAN LOVES MARY JANE SEASON 2 TP SOPHOMORE JINX
SPIDER-MAN NEW WAYS TO DIE TP
SPIDER-MAN SHORT HALLOWEEN
STAR WARS KNIGHTS OLD REPUBLIC #42 MASKS PT 1 ( OF 3) (C: 1-
SUPERGIRL #42
SUPERMAN BATMAN #61
SUPERMAN ESCAPE FROM BIZARRO WORLD TP
SUPREME POWER HIGH COMMAND PREM HC
TALES FROM WONDERLAND CHESHIRE CAT ONE-SHOT
THE IRREDEEMABLE ANT-MAN TP
THOR TRIAL OF THOR
TINY TITANS #17
TOYFARE #144 MATTEL GHOSTBUSTERS CVR OS FRT CREDIT (NET)
TRANSFORMERS SPOTLIGHT CLIFFJUMPER
TSUBASA GN VOL 21 (C: 0-1-2)
ULTIMATE ORIGINS TP
ULTIMATUM SPIDER-MAN REQUIEM #1 (OF 2)
UNDERGROUND CLASSICS TRANSFORMATION COMICS TO COMIX HC (MR)
VIGILANTE #7
WAR MACHINE #7
WAR MACHINE #7 90S DECADE VAR
WAR OF KINGS ASCENSION #3 (OF 4)
WASTELAND TP VOL 04 DOG TRIBE (MR)
WATCHMEN RORSCHACH BEANIE MASK (C: 1-1-3)
WOLVERINE ORIGINS #37 DKR
WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ #7 (OF 8)
WORLD OF WARCRAFT #20
X-INFERNUS HC
X-MEN LEGACY #225
X-MEN LEGACY #225 90S DECADE VAR
X-MEN ORIGINS GAMBIT #1
YOUNG ALLIES COMICS #1 70TH ANNIV SPECIAL

Street Fair and Captain America…Captain Street Fair?

Just that last minute reminder (well, not last minute, it’s not even noon as I type this) that tomorrow is indeed Street Fair! Come to glamorous, fabulous Yellow Springs (the Hollywood of the midwest) for all the shops, the booths, the fair food and of course, us. We’ll have air-conditioned shelter, video games running all day on our 70″ projection screen (including a Super Smash Bros. Tournament at noon) and of course our sparkling personalities!

Not enough? Okay, fine. We’ll also be running a sale wherein you will get a $5 Gift Card for every $25 you spend. It’s better savings and security than most banks nowadays (unless you lose it, in which case, like healthcare, you’re on your own)! Remember, that’s cumulative, so spend $50, get $10; spend $75, get $15; spend $15,000, get a $3,000 gift card (and probably a hug).

Street fair runs from 9am to 5pm, but the sale runs until we close at 8pm (for the crowd phobic among you).

Once you’ve settled down and recovered from Street Fair, you’ve got another big event to look forward too. On Monday, June 15th, we’ll be getting Captain America #600. Not just a milestone #600th issue, it promises an event so big that we’re selling it on a Monday, not a Wednesday, and it promises national media attention. Is Captain America changing that A on his head to stand for France? Are they announcing Will Smith as Captain America in the movie, and the return of Isiah Bradley, the “Truth” Captain America? Or is someone else returning, someone who’s initials are “Steve Rogers,” which may or may not have anything to do with this “Reborn” miniseries showing up later this month.

Oooooooh, mysterious!

So stop by these next few days and take a big juicy bite of excitement and adventure, Super-Fly style, and also get a peek at other upcoming events, like Free RPG Day on June 20th, Yellow Springs Book Fair on August 1st and Super-Fly’s 2nd Birthday celebration.