Lights Fantastic Parade


Carbondale’s Annual Lights Fantastic Parade, the largest lighted parade in Illinois, takes place this Saturday, starting at 6 p.m. Downtown parking will start closing at 3 p.m. and detours around the downtown area will go up at 5 p.m. Downtown will also host a cookie walk, with several local businesses, including us, serving cookies from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. We will actually have cookies and hot cider all day, as well as 25% off all action figures. See you Saturday.

Local Comic Shop Day

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Today is Local Comic Shop Day at the store and we have a shelf full of limited edition books for sale as well as a tableful of free comics. You can get 2 free for coming in, 1 more if a Preferred Customer, 1 for each 2 comics you buy and 1 if you bring in 5 cans of food for the Scouting for Food program.  Author Brian K. Morris will be here until 5 signing his comics and comic themed novels.

Food Collection

Local Comic Shop Day comes this Saturday. We will have a number of limited edition comics and graphic novels for sale plus free comics. Everyone that comes in gets 2 comics free. If you would like more, you can get 1 for each 5 cans of food you bring. However, for each 2 cans of food you bring in between the 13 and the 18, you can get on a list for additional free comics. Remember, 1 for 2 November 13 through 18 and 1 for 5 on the 19th.


One More Haunted Carbondale Tour


Due to interest, the store will host 1 more Haunted Carbondale Tour starting at 9 p.m. All Hallow’s Eve (AKA Halloween). Cost is $20 per person but you must contact the store via phone, email or Facebook message by 7 p.m. If we do not have 4 people confirmed by 7 p.m., the tour will be cancelled. Most of the tour is wheelchair accessible and well-behaved pets are welcome as well. We will go inside the Old Train Depot and possibly Hundley House (which is not wheelchair accessible, in which case we will attempt to have the owner come out to talk about the house’s history) and takes about 1 and 1/2 hours.