Comic Creators Wanted

Do you live in the southern Illinois region (you can define what that is) and produce a print comic? If so, we would be interested in carrying your comic in the store. Over Eclipse Weekend we had several requests for comics produced by local creators indicating this is a niche that could be filled. We are primarily interested in all-ages and PG material but will look at R rated books as long as  they are clearly marked as such on the cover.

Wonder Woman Day

Join us for Wonder Woman Day this Saturday, celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Amazing Amazon. The first 25 to ask will receive a free set of bracers and tiara. Post a picture of yourself wearing them hashtag #WonderWomanDay and tag the store and you will be entered in a drawing for a copy of the hardback DC Rebirth book. Free Wonder Woman comic book  to first 75 visitors, Visit the store dressed as Wonder Woman and, while quantities last, receive a $10 Castle Card. Local artists Matthew Millare and Jason Isaacs will draw sketch and sell artwork and local cosplayer Marz Stazdust will appearl.

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.

Halloween Comic Fest




Halloween Comicfest




We at the store are big fans of Halloween so this Saturday is Halloween Comic Fest, a celebration of Halloween and comics.

Get one Free Comic for coming in, one more if you are in costume and/or have a Prefered Customer card. Get 1 for each 10 cans of food you bring in for Good Samaritan House and 1 for each stamp you get on your Castle Card.

Local cosplayer Niresse from 10 to 2

Trick or Treat on Main Street from noon to 2 p.m.

Author Brian K. Morris and Artist Matt Miller of Capybara Ink will attend, as will the Humane Society of Southern Illinois and the Southern Illinois Roller Girls. 10% of sales made while the HSSI is here will be donated to the organization.

Yu Gi Oh Invasion: Vengeance Sneak Peek at noon

Award Winning Cosplayer Sarah Ekstrand of Purple Panda Productions from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.

We will host our annual Halloween Drawing at 7:30 p.m. Get one ticket for coming in, one more if you are in costume and/or have a Prefered Customer card. Get 1 for each 10 cans of food you bring in for Good Samaritan House and 1 for each stamp you get on your Castle Card.

Open Until 1 a.m.


In order to celebrate the first 4 issues of DC’s new REBIRTH line:  Batman, Green Arrow, Green Lantern and Green Arrow, we will remain open until 1 a.m. Wednesday morning. We will also have the first issue of  Marvel’s Civil War 2 for sale, along with variants and a free print with the purchase of any CW2 issue.

Matthew Millar from Capybara Ink will be here doing FREE sketches (and selling art) from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.

For those of you looking for DC Universe:  REBIRTH #1, we will have more copies coming in on June 8th and 15th. Ask us to hold you a copy.

Comics Late

Our comics may arrive a day late this week.  From our supplier:

A truck carrying Diamond product from the Plattsburgh Distribution Center to the Olive Branch Distribution Center was involved in a serious accident that will delay some customer shipments of product on sale February 24. The driver was unhurt.

Diamond will be coordinating an emergency shipment for the affected customers. This may result in a delay of one day for direct ship orders placed on Monday, February 22nd.

Free Comic Book Day

Join us for Free Comic Book Day. Every customer gets 2 free comic books (you must choose different titles. We don’t want one person scooping up 10 copies of the Secret Wars books). If you have at least 6 comic pulls with us, you get one more book for each pull. You get 1 book for Preferred Customer Status, 1 for each two comics you buy off the rack, 2 if you come in costume, 2 for each graphic novel, 1 for each 5 cans of usable food, and 1 for each stamp you earn on your Castle Cards. Buy at least $10 worth of art from Capybara Ink and get another free comic.

Listen to superhero theme remixes by Chicago’s DJ Ghost Head. Meet award winning cosplayer Sarah Exstrand, the Southern Illinois Roller Girls and Southern Illinois Steampunk Society from noon to four. Artist Matt Miller of Capybara Ink. will draw sketches from 2 to 6 p.m. Pet a rescue dog from the Humane Society of Jackson County from noon to 4. 5% of today’s sales will benefit the HSJC.