Secret Wars Midnight Release and Free Comic Book Day Afterthoughts

May 2nd was a BIG day! I want to say a very sincere THANK YOU to everyone who came out Saturday to make this the biggest Free Comic Book Day EVER for Universal! And thank you to the Arbutus Times for coming out and taking some pictures for a story on the event!

But, we're not done yet! We're open as I type this until 4pm Sunday, May 3rd. And, of course, all of our FCBD sales are still in full effect, including the remainder of the Free Comics still out on the table for your reading pleasure.

We're also proud to be a participating retailer for the Midnight Release of the HOTTEST Pop Culture event of the year, Marvel's Secret Wars! Starting Tuesday, May 5th at 9pm we'll be opening up to give you first crack at getting your mitts on Secret Wars #1! All of our Free Comic Book Day sales will conclude at the close of business Wednesday around 1am, so be sure to take advantage of these deals while they last!

This also seems like a good time to mention that we still have some tickets left for the raffle to win the ultra-rare, ultra-desirable Black & White Pencil Sketch Cover Variant for Secret Wars #1! This very special variant has a strict allocation of only 1 per participating retailer, making it one of the rarest, hottest, most in-demand titles of the year! Want to secure this sweet copy for yourself? Here's how to enter:

  • Stop into Universal Comics
  • Earn one Free Ticket with any purchase of $20 or more, or purchase as many tickets as you like for only $1 each
  • We have a strict limit of 150 tickets total. When they're gone, we will draw one winner at random, who will then be announced in our Weekly Newsletter (which we still don't have a good name for..) and notified by telephone

It's that simple! You could win THE most in-demand title of the year for as little as $1! This book is sure to have an instant market value of $200 or more! Keep it as a gem in your collection, sell it off for a hefty profit, or hang it on your living room wall. The choice is yours, and the opportunity to own this sweet piece of Marvel History can be yours for as little as $1 and a bit of luck!

Again, THANK YOU ALL so much for helping make the reboot of Universal Comics a great success! And we promise not to go all "Heroes Reborn" on you. See you TUESDAY NIGHT, True Believers!