November 18th 2017 kicks of this year’s annual Local Comic Shop Day, known amongst fans as “LCSD”. As is the norm, a slew of comic books and other merchandise and paraphernalia exclusive to the day will be announced. Comic book stores all around the country will be participating so be sure to check in with your local retailer to see if they will be taking a part in the event!
The first item announced for LCSD 2017 is, courtesy of Titan Publishing, Robotech and is dubbed the “Kerschl Super Pack”.
“We’re thrilled to have Titan Comics as the first publisher to announce their LCSD exclusive this year” commented Peter Dolan, President of ComicsPro, the company that puts on the event.
Here is the full COMICSPRO press release:
ROBOTECH EXCLUSIVE LAUNCHES PUBLISHER ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY®
November 18th Event to offer Exclusive & Limited Items
(July 11th, 2017) – Local Comic Shop Day®, the day that celebrates the independent spirit of local comic book shops, returns for its third annual event on Saturday, November 18th. Participating Local Comic Shop Day® stores will have exclusive and limited items, including the Robotech LCSD Kerschl Super-Pack from Titan comics.
Robotech, Harmony Gold’s cult ’80s television series, returns for all new adventures by award-winning writer Brian Wood (DMZ, Briggs Land, Northlanders) and artist Marco Turini. The Robotech LCSD Kerschl Super-Pack exclusive features issues #1-4 with all covers by artist Karl Kersch along with a very limited virgin Kerschl variant cover, with a limit of 700 Super-Packs available worldwide on LCSD. This item has a suggested retailer price of $20.
“We’re thrilled to have Titan Comics as the first publisher to announce their LCSD exclusive this year,” said ComicsPRO president Peter Dolan. “Titan delivers great comics and continues to be a good friend to the comics retail community. Look for more LCSD announcements next week during San Diego Comic-Con.”
Local Comic Shop Day® calls attention to the community aspect of local comic book shops. “For so many, the local comic shop has become a part of their family. Local Comic Shop Day® is a chance to celebrate this community dynamic,” said Marco Davanzo, executive director of ComicsPRO. “From engaging events like children’s art contests, artist signings, cosplay photo opps, comic book clubs and the weekly release of new comics all year ’round, your local comic shop is where pop culture begins in your local community.”
Local Comic Shop Day® also highlights the SHOP LOCAL movement. Recent research shows that when consumers buy their products from locally owned retailers, rather than nationally owned firms or online retailers, more money stays in the community. This strengthens local community and keeps money in the local area.
Exclusive items offered during Local Comic Shop Day® will include unique editions of key new releases, exclusive hardcover versions of fan-favorite collections, collectible statues and toys. Please note: some LCSD items will be available in extremely limited quantities.
For more about Local Comic Shop Day®, please visit www.localcomicshopday.com. Comics retailers are invited to register for Local Comic Shop Day beginning August 1, 2017.
ABOUT LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY®— Local Comic Shop Day® is directed and implemented by ComicsPRO retailers to put the focus on locally owned independent comic book specialty stores— the fire-starters of Pop Culture!
ABOUT ComicsPRO— ComicsPRO is the comics’ industry trade organization dedicated to the progress of direct market comic book retailers. The goals of ComicsPRO are to help direct market retailers speak with a single, strong voice on important industry issues, to provide educational and mentoring opportunities to current and future retailers, and to offer opportunities for retailers to reduce fixed costs. For more information about ComicsPRO, please visit www.comicspro.org.