In July of this year, Local Comic Shop Day (LCSD) was officially announced. To date, over three hundred comic book shops and stores have registered for the event. The event is global, not just exclusive to the United States, On the Local Comic Shop Day website, they said; “We have stores from U.S., Canada, England, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Singapore, Netherlands, Greece, South Africa, and New Zealand.”
Diamond Comics Distributors, in collaboration with ComicsPRO, brings the annual event to a comic book shop near you this November.
Of the event, Local Comic Shop Day organizers said;
“Local Comic Shop Day® will be held on November 19, 2016 this year.
For 2016, the date has been changed to the Saturday before Small Business Saturday. “We polled participating retailers if they preferred to have Local Comic Shop Day® on November 19th or November 26th,” said ComicsPRO President Peter Dolan (Main Street Comics, Middletown NY). “By a margin of 73% to 27%, our retailers wanted to change the date to the earlier Saturday so it would have a distinct identity separate from Small Business Saturday.”
Local Comic Shop Day® is the only Comic Book Industry event created and run by retailers for retailers. “Last year nearly 400 storefronts participated in Local Comic Shop Day®,” said ComicsPRO Executive Director Marco Davanzo (Alakazam Comics, Irvine CA). “Each and every one of these retailers has a voice in how we grow the day – that’s why we polled them and will continue to ask their opinions as we go forward.”
There is also an exclusive LCSD variant cover for Champions # 1, done by Neal Adams. I listed it here IN THIS ARTICLE, with the other variant covers but here is a better look at it.
ADDITIONAL PRESS RELEASES AROUND THE EVENT ARE AS FOLLOWS:
DC ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE NEW PRODUCTS FOR LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY® 2016
Local Comic Shop Day® 2016 is coming on November 19-and now, DC announces two new items offered exclusively to comics shops participating in this event!
The first item is the LCSD 2016 DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS KILLER FROST STATUE. The all-resin version of the new Killer Frost statue features sparkling paint on her skirt, hat and boots, and is limited to just 500 pieces!
Designed by Ant Lucia and sculpted by Tim Miller, the statue measures approximately 10.75″ tall and is priced at $125.00 US.
The second item is the LCSD 2016 DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH DELUXE EDITION HC. This special edition is priced at $17.99 US and features a dustjacket with Gary Frank’s pencils-only cover art from DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1, the issue that kicked off Rebirth, plus the LCS Day logo on the back.
Both will be on sale on November 19th.
They are available only to participating Local Comic Shop Day® comic book stores.
Comic Book Stores can register to participate in Local Comic Shop Day® at www.comicspro.org/lcsdstore2016