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Aka the best most fantastic day to visit your friendly local comic shop (and it's our birthday)! Join Phoenix Comics and Games as we celebrate not only the greatest national comic holiday of all time, but also our birthday! Funny how those two things coincide, right?

Free Comic Book Day is a national celebration across the comic book industry. On Saturday, May 4th, shops across the nation open their doors to visitors and give away comics to all who visit! You're never too old or too young to join us - this event is for everyone. We'll have free comics that run the gauntlet of all ages to teen/Mature reader titles.We'll also have a variety of local guests dropping by throughout the day!

Free Comics - the what and the how

Looking for a list of what you can find here on FCBD? Head to Free Comic Book Day's official site for a full list.

Wondering how many you can take? That's going to vary over time. When the store opens, our limit will be 4 titles for visitors and 6 titles for folks who are planning to make a purchase.

As the day goes on, adjust how many different titles people can take. Our goal is to get as many of these free comics into the hands of as many people who want to read them as possible!

FCBD Store-Wide Sale!

Every year we have a store-wide sale. This year's no different (well okay it's a little different). When you make your purchase this FCBD, we'll give you a discount of 6% plus the result of two six sided die. Since it's our sixth birthday and all that.

Back Issue Bulk Deal!

Want a truly awesome deal that's worth it's weight in comics?

For one day only we'll have all of our bulk comics available for you to peruse and pick through. For a mere $30, you can take one of our brown paper bags and fill it with as many comics as you can manage without tearing the bag. Or for $60 you can do the same thing with a larger Free Comic Book Day bag!

Creator Signings!

For Free Comic Book Day this year we have seven talented and wonderful creators joining us. Creator bios and additional information will be coming in the following week. Check back soon if you're curious about these fine folks!

12 - 2 PM - Jen Vaughn and Zack Davisson 2 - 4 PM - Colleen Frakes and Tatiana Gill 4-6 PM - Lauren Graves, Iris Jay, and Hye Mardikian

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Emerald City Comic Con is coming up fast! Here's a quick rundown of all the extra stuff we've got going here at Phoenix during the week of the con!

Wednesday, March 13th - Oni Press Signing Double-Header

We're teaming up with the fine folks at Oni Press to showcase not one, but two amazing creators with new books just in time for the con! Both Sara Graley and Dylan Meconis will be in the shop from 5 PM - 7 PM signing copies of their newest books! Have a look!

Our Super Adventure By Sarah Graley

If you love Kate Beaton or Sarah Anderson, you will love this collection of the hit webcomic Our Super Adventure by Sarah Graley (Rick and Morty, Kim Reaper)! Eating too much pizza together. Smelling your cats. Figuring out how to spend your evening when the internet has suddenly stopped working. Relationships are full of sweet and quirky little moments! Sarah Graley’s first collection of the hit diary webcomic Our Super Adventure chronicles two years of these strange, relatable instances, as she navigates life with four cats and one cat-like boy.  Whether it’s that feeling of getting the entire bed when your partner gets up before you, or the heartbreaking realisation that the love of your life has burned the microwave popcorn, Press Start To Begin documents all the weird little everyday flashes of shared absurdity that make up a relationship.  

The Long Con by Dylan Meconis

The world is over, but the con has just begun. Five years ago, a cataclysmic event obliterated everything within a fifty mile radius of the Los Spinoza Convention Center—right in the middle of Long Con, the world's biggest (and longest) pop culture convention. Underdog reporter Victor Lai barely escaped with his life, but his nerdy friend Dez Delaney—publicist for an indie darling comics publisher—wasn't so lucky.

Saturday, March 16th - X-Plain the X-Men Party!

Of all of Marvel's super hero teams, the X-Men have some of the most complicated and convoluted history out there as far as comics go. Ever read an X-Book and think, "I have absolutely no clue as to how we got to this point. I mean, time travel, alternate dimensions, time travel, space aliens, time travel, Limbo,  and did I mention time travel?"  Well a while back, two intrepid X-Fans resolved to X-plain the X-men.  And what better way than to pod-cast it?  And lo Jay & Miles X-plain the X-Men was born!

We've had the honor of playing host for Jay & Miles for their birthday party for the past four years now, and their parties are always fantastic! So come down and join us, won't ya? As always, no con pass is required, just an interest in X-Men!

We'll have some drinks, snacks, things to nibble on, and most importantly the awesome company of fellow X-Plain the X-Men Listeners; a fan group that's won the Super Doctor Astronaut Peter Corbeau Awards non-stop for the past 5 years!

This year's festivities will run from 8 - 10 PM! Hosts Jay & Miles will join us as soon as they finish recording a live episode, but Phoenix staff will be on hand to make sure that the space is ready and waiting for them and for you!

Bonus Content / Shameless Plug - The WicDiv Afterparty!

If you've still got energy to burn after the X-Plain the X-Men party winds down, there's another party just around the corner that'll just be getting started courtesy of the fine folks at Bombsheller Leggings and WicDiv creators Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie!

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We're getting ready to close the books on 2018, but before we do, we wanted to share a few pieces of info that y'all may find useful!

New Year's Eve / Day Store Hours

New Year's Eve - 11 AM - 9 PM

New Year's Day - Closed!

Wednesday, January 2 - 11 AM - 11 PM!

We're taking a short day today and taking New Year's Day off, but we'll be back on Wednesday January 2nd, complete with a bunch of new comics fresh from the presses!

Tuesday / Friday Draft Formats!

Beginning this Friday, January 4th, we'll be returning to the tried and true Guilds of Ravnica drafts for both Tuesday and Friday night magic events. We'll stick to this draft format until Ravnica Allegiance comes out on January 25th.

And that's it for announcements! We hope everyone has a wonderful and safe time ringing in the new year! Check back with us Friday for more information on Ravnica Allegiance's Open House and Prerelease weekends!

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We hope you had a peaceful and enjoyable day of rest yesterday. Heck, we hope you have a lovely and wonderful 4-day weekend! If, during said weekend you decide to stop by the store, here's what we've got planned this weekend.

Black Friday Hours of Operation

This year we plan to stick to regular hours of operation (that's 11 AM - 11 PM). Friday Night Magic is planned and starts at 7 PM, so if you're in the mood to break away from some holiday festivities and draft or break out a standard deck, by all means come on down! We'd be delighted to see you.

Black Friday / Shop the Hill Promotions

Last year we tried something a little different than just straight up discounts. It worked out so well that we've brought it back for a second year! Think of these as a way to reward folks who took the time to come out and pick something up with a little something to help with a future visit to the store.  So we give you, our Holiday Gift Certificates.

How it Works: For every pre-tax $50 you spend in the store, we'll issue you one of these $5 gift certificates. These are usable on just about anything in the store, don't expire, and can be used anytime starting Monday, November 26th!

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