We've improved our weekly New Releases page. We now have cover galleries for Next Weeks Books, This Weeks Books and the Previous 4 weeks as well! Just click NEW RELEASES here or on the sidebar menu to the left to see covers, synopsis' and even previews of each weeks books!
Unfortunately a broken computer, broken tooth and March Madness all ganged up on us and we had to abandon our Season Finale plans!
But never fear, we are still hard at work planning the Season 5 premier party that will blow the roof off the joint! It is guaranteed to be the biggest and baddest event yet!
So keep ypur your eyes peeled fot updayes starting in Early may, once weve gotten past Dree Comic Book Day!
We should be announcing a super special not-to-be-missed event on Jan 25th, as well as details on our The Walking Dead Season 4 Mid-Season Premier Viewing Party shortly .
Don't miss out, like or follow us today!
What a great evening! But it's not over yet!!
Over the next month we will be offering more great original art both at Comickaze, comickaze.com and possibly ebay, still with all proceeds going to Joe. If you would like to just make a cash contribution, the PayPal link below will be active until 2/28/14. - Robert
In mid November artist Joe Phillips shared some upsetting news...
"Hi gang. I have some bad news I am having my right foot amputated tomorrow due to in diagnosed diabetes. I was in septic shock from an infection so it got bad from there the bones in my foot are all messed up and surrounded by infection It's scary but I have good doctor so I'll be fine thanks all I really appreciate it"
What he didn't share was the economic burden this would place on a freelance artist without health insurance.
Joe is not just a great artist, he's a great guy and as testament to that, friends and fans alike are gathering at Modern Times' Lomaland Fermentorium for an evening of sketches, cold libation and cheer! Click here to check out the Event Page for more info.
If you can't/couldn't make the event and would still like to contribute, please use this button. It will remain live until 2/28/14. Thank you!!
Friday December 20th is Phantom First Friday & the debut of a creator owned book of the highest quality and one that you cannot buy anywhere in San Diego except @Comickaze Comics
Escape from Jesus Island #1
(W) Shawn French, (A) Mortimer Glum
An attempt to clone Jesus eventually succeeds, but in the process creates scores of hideously deformed freaks and a twin brother, Damien, who has all of Christ's powers and a very different agenda. When the Vatican learns of Christ's return and sends in an extraction team, all Hell breaks loose.
Still not sure? Clive Barker, what do you say?
"May I recommend a comic by writer Shawn French and artist Mortimer Glum. It's called Escape From Jesus Island, and it has been created with immense love, commitment and vision. It's almost like seeing a hyper-intense Italian movie for the first time: your mind will be blown.
Much love to you all, Clive."
If you can't come in for it, order yours here:
Click here for updates on Bear's progress www.facebook.com/PintSizeYuri
Many of you saw the news a few Wednesdays ago about a house fire in Clairemont where 8 dogs perished. Robert and his family fostered 4 of the survivors and have received help from Best In Show Groomers (in the same center as Comickaze) with free bathing and grooming and food donated by their customers. Unfortunately one of the dogs, Bear, suffered some serious hidden injuries, Thermal Necrosis. He wasn't burned so much as he was overcooked. His skin heated until the cells and nerves were disrupted and/or destroyed. He must have been scared into backing up and staying against something radiating an intense amount of heat from the fire but wasn't itself hot enough to burn his hair. We can't believe how well he is dealing with the pain. His entire back and top of his right hind leg is badly affected. If it was us we'd probably bite anyone who tried to touch or move us.
Robert knew there has going to be some expense in looking after these guys (he has 5 of his own) but wasn't counting on vet bills, now up to $500+ for pain and antibiotic meds even after being comped the visit fee (thanks Lifetime Animal Care) and he has to go back early next week.
If you'd like to help and can donate the cost of a comic or a frappucino ($3-$5) to help with Bear's expenses, that would be a HUGE help. You can use the button below to PayPal or if you're coming to the shop, we'll have a jar or something there.
Robert, Comickaze & Bear
If you use PayPal, leave us a note to tell us if you're cool with us giving any money that may be left over to a Local Rescue Group or if you would like a pro-rated refund.
Never to be seen again discounts on almost half of our Manga Inventory!
Almost All TOKYOPOP! and CMX Manga
BUY 1 GET 3 MORE FREE*!!
Many other Viz, Dark Horse and other Manga
BUY 2 GET 1 FREE*!!
Tell your friends! Help us make room for more new manga volumes.
*Free books must be of equal or lesser value to the purchased books.
The Phantom Variant Program is going on a brief hiatus, so this weeks books will be the last for awhile. To celebrate their awesomeness, for the rest of August all in-stock Phantom Variant covers are $14.99 or 3 for $30 while they last.
The last books are:
The new Joe's Comics series Sidekicks and the Final Legend of Luther Strode #6 (of 6).
Comickaze has all of the Adventure Time with Fionna & Cake #1 variants including the Phantom Variant Cover!
Story by: Natasha Allegri
FAN-FAVORITE ADVENTURE TIME SENSATIONS FIONNA AND CAKE ARRIVE TO THE HIT ADVENTURE TIME COMIC! Join Cake the Cat and Fionna the Human in this totally algebraic new adventure, written and drawn by FIONNA AND CAKE creator and ADVENTURE TIME storyboard artist Natasha Allegri! When Fionna rescues a feral flame boy from a pack of wild fire lions, it starts her on a quest she’ll never forget? Don’t miss out on this sure-to-be INSANELY popular new ADVENTURE TIME mini-series!
Get yours using Serve here, or order with PayPal on our Phantom Variant Store page
Yes, Comickaze has been invited to be San Diego's EXCLUSIVE source and one of just a handful of comic shops worldwide, to receive the ultra limited edition Phantom Variants.
We currently have Great Pacific #1 and Bedlam #2 from Image Comics and Deadpool, Fantastic Four, Hulk and Captain America from Marvel.
We will try to make some available to those of you outside of San Diego in our Phantom Variant Store link on the left side of the page.IMIT OF 2
Our Comickaze The Walking Dead Premier Viewing Party attendees already have theirs and now you can too!
This Walking Dead the Official Magazine #1 sports an awesome Charlie Adlard Comickaze Exclusive Michonne Wraparaond cover, check it out and buy your copy here (sorry US only for now please e-mail for shipping to Canada).
On Saturday Sept 8th, Batton Lash debuted his newest Supernatural Law Collection, The MONSTERS Meet on COURT Street at Comickaze!
We were excited to be able to help Batton launch his new book, the first in four years and the turnout to greet him was one of the largest we've ever had!
Fans of Serenity, Adventure Time, Futurama, Godzilla, Street Fighter, Calvin and Hobbes, Ghostbusters, Doctor Who, He-Man, Dr Horrible (or NPH), Breaking Bad, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and more should check out our facebook page to see all of these awesome designs and then beat feet to COMICKAZE because they aren't available anywhere else in San Diego and they are limited prints so when they're gone, they're gone.
We still have a few Exclusive Limited Edition Ghostbusters #1 comics available.
You can order in qty's of 1, 5 or 10 and shipping is a flat $6.99 for up to 10 copies in the US48 only. If you would like them signed by Robert Scott (the guy on the cover) just add that to the instructions at checkout.
If you live outside of the US and would like a copy, click the CONTACT US button on the left and let us know how many you need and your shipping address and we'll let you know if we can ship to you.
Checkout the Amazing Spider-Man & Godzilla Comickaze Variants below and the Transformers, GI Joe and others in our Online Store.
Last week we were contacted by Shia Labeouf about carrying his original comic work, Let's Fuc#!in Party and Cyclical. Shia both wrote and drew the wotk, which is pretty raw and insightful and has garnered appreciation from comic professionals like DC scribe Sterling Gates (check out the Fresh Ink review). We currently have a limited qty available so next time your in the store check them out.
Saturday morning October 1st started with a bang as the SD Ghostbusters arrived at Comickaze in the Ecto-1.
We still have a few Exclusive Limited Edition Ghostbusters #1 comics and Limited Edition prints available. You can order the comic above but the 11x17 prints have to be picked up as they are too big to ship with the comics.
Wow, it appears that not only is Comickaze the favorite comic shop of San Diego but on Fri 10/7 we found out that we are also the favorite comic shop of Middle Earth as Gandalf and Bilbo Baggins stopped by to award tickets to The Lord of the Rings in Concert to the folks at Comickaze.
Use this link to find out more about the performance, it looks and sounds amazing!
Stop by asnd pick up a very cool The Lord of the Rings in Concert poster while they last.
These miracles of technology are built to stack 6 boxes high and still allow you to get to the books in the bottom box without having to unstack them or worrying about crushing your goodies!
And now, not only do we have Long and Short DrawerBoxes but we are also debuting the CGC & Magazine box! And of course we stock the Long and Short Rails and BoxLox as well all at low, low prices! Comic Drawer Box Long Short CGC Magazine
I love Dave, Shelly and Chainsaw (and Ruth, Boyer and Emily too) and am so happy to hear them all back on the air. I wish JACK FM was replaying them at night since I miss a lot of their early morning antics. I actually DVR them on Friday mornings to make sure I get to hear Boyer's Featurette, which everyone know's is not quite as long, nor as good as a feature.
Oh no, there goes your comic store, Go Go Godzilla!!
On March 30th, Comickaze and IDW team up for the launch of GODZILLA MONSTER WORLD, with a special flip cover #1 issue.
Side B (see right) is a gorgeous piece by Alex Ross but cover A?
We think it's pretty awesome and you can be one of only 500 people to get a copy for yourself by reserving a copy at Comickaze Comics Books and more now! Due to the limited nature, there is a 5 copy per person limit.
If you're not in San Diego, order your Comickaze variant here.
Comickaze was chosen to host Black Beauty, the incredible vehicle from Seth Rogen's upcoming Green Hornet Movie on Wednesday 11/10.
Thanks to everyone who came by and took a picture with this gorgeous ride.
Enjoy those free movie tickets and save us a seat!
Miss the old shop and seeing familiar faces? Come check out Comickaze Comics Books and more, just a few minutes from the old Comic Gallery location and join dozens of former Comic Gallery customers who've made the move to San Diego's best selection of Comics and Graphic Novels (and lots of other cool stuff too!).
Experience the exhiliration of actually being able to look at hundreds of new and exciting comics from publishers big and small every week BEFORE you buy! We won't force you to subscribe to a title you're not sure about just to check it out. Heck, some of our books are not even available at any other shop in San Diego but Comickaze's extensive network of comic creators and publishers allows us to offer comics that aren't available to shops that only offer comics from Previews! All that AND we still offer a subscriber pull and hold service too.
COMICKAZE Comics Books and More
5517 A/B Clairemont Mesa Blvd
(in Madison Square next to Joe's Pizza)
San Diego CA 92117-2342
in CA call (858) 278-0371
outside of CA call (800) 869-5275
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