Christmas Party

Join us for our annual Christmas Party and drawing. We will have cider and snacks available all day and our annual drawing at 4 p.m. Must be present to win. Meet the Southern Illinois Roller Girls! Get one ticket for coming in, one ticket if you are a Preferred Customer, 1 for each stamp you earn that day on your Castle Card and 1 for each 5 cans of usable food for the Good Samaritan Food Pantry. We will give away over $1000 in prizes, including the extremely limited Thopter Pie Network Magic Card. See you there.

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.