Ten Million Comics on Sale - STAN LEE Codeword
As odd as it may seem, today is already the final order cutoff date for this year's
Free Comic Book Day special editions. While this year's FCBD is not actually until May 4th,
Diamond Distributing is forcing all comics retailers to commit hard order numbers 11 weeks
in advance for most of the 50+ FCBD variants that they want to give away. I could wax poetic
about my objections to this ill-advised policy, but I shall take the high road, and not.
Suffice it to say, however, that asking for hard numbers this far in advance is just begging
for many comics retailers to be extremely conservative in their ordering of the FCBD variants.
No small wonder then that so many stores quickly run out of the most desirable issues on FCBD...
Chuck Rozanski, Justin Bitton, and Aleta Rozanski at the Stan Lee Memorial
In other news, my trip last Wednesday to the Stan Lee Memorial Service in Hollywood turned out
to be completely wonderful. Not only did I get to participate in a truly heart-warming tribute
event led by my buddy Kevin Smith, but I was also escorted by my vivacious daughter, Aleta, and
her awesome fiancé, Justin Bitton. Old pals that I ran into at the event included renown NYC
collectibles retailer and convention promoter Michael Carbonaro, artist
The highlight of the evening for me was a special reading of Stan's favorite poem "The Raven" by
Edgar Allan Poe beautifully interpreted by "Matrix" star,
It capped a truly magical evening filled with love for a great man who inspired us all.
Chuck, Bill Sienkiewicz, and George Pérez at the Stan Lee Memorial
I now have to cut my newsletter short, as I am really pressed for time. I am packing three full suitcases
for a momentous trip to San Diego on Thursday, where I am supposedly going to be elevated to a new
rank on the Empresses side of the
International Court System.
That means that I have to pack not only my Prince Royale tuxedo, but also all of Bettie's
accoutrements. The good news is that Will, Lynne, Pam, and Lisa are not only perfectly capable
of keeping things going in my absence, but actually quite encouraging of my new adventure. Bettie
is grateful to them for their kindness and support more than you can possibly imagine...
President - Mile High Comics, Inc.
February 4, 2019
P.S. Our new 50% off STANLEE! codeword begins for you today. I chose this new codeword specifically
to honor the memory of a great man whom I was blessed to be able to call my friend. The new codeword
applies to all ten million of our
back issue comics and magazines,
excluding only new issues, a few variants, and our professionally-graded comics. I also want you to
know that Will Moulton (on his own initiative...) ran a program over the weekend that slashed your net
cost on all of our backlist
graphic novels and trade paperbacks
by 40% off, and all of our backlist comics
by 30% off. No codeword is needed to receive these discounts, as they are already posted on
So you know, Pam has been adding in scores of out-of-print book titles from the 6,000+
that we had stashed in our Colorado Blvd. retail store that we closed on Dec. 31st. Please note,
however, that if you see a book that you want in
please try to order it right away. In most instances, we only have one copy available...