Reserve Your Free Comic Book Day Variants Today!
I have finally recovered today from either hosting, and/or participating in, six
different events over this last weekend. I am thrilled to report that every single
one of our events was a wonderful success. Through our comics and toys auction and our
poker tournament on Saturday morning we raised a record total of $3,510.00 to pay for
Easter baskets for poor children. Our
New Era wrestling
tournament later that evening also set a record, with well over 300 attendees. Their charity
was a local one that helps military families with food, and other necessities, when a loved
one is deployed overseas.
I did stop by visit the wrestling event (where I once again engaged in mock battle with my
good friend, the truly evil wrestling manager, Alexis Vain!), but first I performed in drag
in our annual
Denver Onyx Ball,
which is a local benefit for cancer research. After having a basal cell cancer removed from
my own nose in August, I am now much more sensitized to the importance this wonderful
benefit show. My performance at the Onyx Ball went very well, despite a zipper on my beaded
gown that chose to tear out on me just as I was going on stage. Never let them see you sweat!
Bettie Visits New Era Wrestling
On Sunday, I stopped by
briefly to watch Aaron Reilly and his awesome Jedi warriors of the
joust with light sabers, and then helped for a bit with setting up our performance area for
our All-Ages Drag Show. Then I quickly headed over to the famous
Studio Lites Wig Boutique
to have my makeup and hair done, so that I could then open our show at 6 PM. We had a few
technical problems at the beginning with our sound system, but once those were resolved, we
totally rocked it! Our 200+ attendees all loved the truly vivacious energy that the kids
put into their performances. In all honesty, it was the most energetic, heartfelt, and
positive show that I have experienced in Denver in many years. We also raised $2,183.00 that
night through donations for the
White Rose Scholarship Fund,
so it was a remarkably positive event.
The evil Alexis Vain is Bettie?s arch-nemesis!
All of the above having been said, one question that I have been asked is why I choose to
provide free space in our store to kids to perform in drag, which some people find offensive.
Quite simply, the answer is that these children and teens have nowhere else that they can perform.
Bars are an inappropriate venue, and most wouldn't entertain the idea, anyway. In our case,
we actually have a full size stage already built from when we hosted
Imperial Court shows during our Denver Comic-Con opening night parties. There really is no
reason in the world why we shouldn't make our beautiful facility available to these children
and their parents.
The cast of our All-Ages Drag Show!
As regards creating offense, I would encourage anyone entertaining such notions to first attend
one of our shows, and see for themselves the joyful performances these kids put together. Our
shows are totally family oriented, and we require all of our under 18 performers to bring a
parent or guardian. No drugs or alcohol are allowed, and no overtly risqu? performances are permitted.
Simply put, ours is a wonderful group of young people who (oftentimes for the first time in their
lives) are being allowed to express themselves, and to just have some fun. I am proud to be able
to help these kids, and I am truly grateful to all the members of our Mile High Comics staff
(and my beloved wife, Nanette) for standing with me in providing this vital Community service.
Bettie with Jason and Jayson, the two awesome off-duty Denver police officers
who provide security at our All-Ages Drag Shows. We always request them, as they
love watching over our kids!
With my frenetic weekend behind me, I can now concentrate on preparing for this year's incredible
Free Comic Book Day.
In all honesty, this event really scares me, as we may not be able to handle the crowds. We had
approximately 4,500 fans through our doors at our
Jason St. Mega-Store
on FCBD last year, but that was with our Colorado Blvd. and Lakewood subsidiary stores still open.
Now that we've closed those other two locations, everyone who shops with us will have no choice
but to stop by Jason St., especially since (as far as we know...), we are the only comics shop
in Denver that has purchased large quantities of
all 53 of this year's FCBD variants.
our current unbelievable 70%! growth rate in sales at Jason St. for 2019, and we are thinking
that as many as 10,000 fans may visit us during this year's FCBD. Yow!
2019 FCBD set
If you shop with us online, your opportunity to reserve
2019 FCBD variants
begins today. Place any online order with us through Friday, May 3rd, and you can reserve one
for every $10 (net) in your order. If your order is over $100 (after all discounts) you can
reserve 12 of the variants. Or, if you want to guarantee that you will receive
all 53 of this year's FCBD issues,
plus our two Mile High Comics exclusive variants, you can donate $75 to
a special summer camp for transgender youth. This official 2019 charity of the
International Court System
was endorsed by our Queen Mother I of the Americas, Nicole the Great, because it is especially
helpful to kids who live in small towns and rural areas, many of whom have never been able
to meet other transgender children. We are all about helping kids, so we are very proud to
dedicate our donations from our
So you know, due directly to rising costs of the
from the publishers, we have only
200 complete FCBD sets
available this year. We received advance online donations for over 200 sets last year, and had
all 200 of our sets committed last year by the Monday after FCBD. That being the case, we
fully expect to run out of our 2019 sets quickly, so PLEASE reserve
for FCBD sets this year is a flat $15 domestic, and $30 International. That's a very good rate,
especially considering the prodigious weight of 55 comics...
Mile High Comics THANOS #1
I did want you to also know that each
2019 FCBD set
from us will also include a free copy of our
Mile High Comics THANOS #1
(which releases on April 24th), and our DC YEAR OF THE VILLAIN #0. If you wish to reserve a copy
separately, we are offering them through May 4th for only $9.95 each. After May 4th, they will
be priced at $24.95 each. Other dates notwithstanding, please do remember that no orders containing
any FCBD issues can ship until Monday, May 6th.
DC YEAR OF THE VILLAIN #0 Mile High Exclusive
I will close with a quick reminder that our 40% off TAXTIME! codeword sale is still in effect
for you on all ten million+ of our
back issue comics and magazines
excepting only new issues, a few variants, and our professionally-graded comics. With FCBD on
the horizon, and then our incredibly busy summer season about to begin, I encourage you to take
advantage of the 40% TAXTIME! savings, while you still can. 'Nuff said.
President - Mile High Comics, Inc.
April 16, 2019
Here are all 53 Free Comics Book Day Variants:
ANIMOSITY TALES FREE COMIC BOOK DAY (2019) #1
AVENGERS/SAVAGE AVENGERS FREE COMIC BOOK DAY (2019) #1
BLASTOSAURUS FREE COMIC BOOK DAY (2019) #1
BLOODSHOT FREE COMIC BOOK DAY (2019) #1
BOB'S BURGERS FREE COMIC BOOK DAY (2019) #1
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER/FIREFLY FREE COMIC BOOK DAY (2019) #1
CAPTAIN CANUCK FREE COMIC BOOK DAY (2019) #1
CASPER'S SPOOKSVILLE FREE COMIC BOOK DAY (2019) #1
DARK AGE FREE COMIC BOOK DAY (2019) #1
DEADLY CLASS: KILLER SET FREE COMIC BOOK DAY (2019) #1
DEAR JUSTICE LEAGUE FREE COMIC BOOK DAY MINI COMIC (2019) #1
DEFEND COMICS: CBLDF FREE COMIC BOOK DAY (2019) #1
DESCENDANTS: DIZZY'S NEW FORTUNE FREE COMIC BOOK DAY (2019) #1
DOCTOR WHO: 13TH DOCTOR FREE COMIC BOOK DAY (2019) #1
DRAGONFLY & DRAGONFLYMAN FREE COMIC BOOK DAY (2019) #1
GHOST HOG FREE COMIC BOOK DAY (2019) #1
GILLBERT FREE COMIC BOOK DAY (2019) #1
GO FISH FREE COMIC BOOK DAY (2019) #1
GRUMBLE VS. THE GOON FREE COMIC BOOK DAY (2019) #1
H1 IGNITION FREE COMIC BOOK DAY (2019) #1
HOPE FREE COMIC BOOK DAY (2019) #1
INTERCEPTOR FREE COMIC BOOK DAY (2019) #1
KINO'S JOURNEY: BEAUTIFUL WORLD FREE COMIC BOOK DAY (2019) #1
LADY MECHANIKA FREE COMIC BOOK DAY (2019) #1
LITTLE LULU FREE COMIC BOOK DAY (2019) #1
LUCY & ANDY NEANDERTHAL FREE COMIC BOOK DAY (2019) #1
LUMBERJANES: SHAPES OF FRIENDSHIP FREE COMIC BOOK DAY (2019) #1
MALIKA: FIRE & FROST FREE COMIC BOOK DAY (2019) #1
MIDNIGHT SKY FREE COMIC BOOK DAY (2019) #0
MINECRAFT FREE COMIC BOOK DAY (2019) #1
MY HERO ACADEMIA FREE COMIC BOOK DAY (2019) #1
OUR FAVORITE THING IS MY FAVORITE THING IS MONSTER FCBD (2019) #1
OVERSTREET GUIDE TO COLLECTING FREE COMIC BOOK DAY (2019) #1
POKEMON FREE COMIC BOOK DAY (2019) #1
PUNCHLINE FREE COMIC BOOK DAY (2019) #1
RIVERDALE SEASON 3 FREE COMIC BOOK DAY (2019) #1
ROBOTECH FREE COMIC BOOK DAY (2019) #0
SHEETS STORY FREE COMIC BOOK DAY (2019) #1
SPAWN FREE COMIC BOOK DAY (2019) #1
SPIDER-MAN/VENOM FREE COMIC BOOK DAY (2019) #1
STAR WARS ADVENTURES FREE COMIC BOOK DAY (2019) #1
STARBURNS PRESENTS FREE COMIC BOOK DAY (2019) #2
STRANGER THINGS/BLACK HAMMER FREE COMIC BOOK DAY (2019) #1
STREET FIGHTER: SAKURA VS. KARIN FREE COMIC BOOK DAY (2019) #1
STRIKER FORCE 7 FREE COMIC BOOK DAY (2019) #1
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES FREE COMIC BOOK DAY (2019) #1
TICK FREE COMIC BOOK DAY (2019) #1
TREASURY OF BRITISH COMICS PRESENTS FUNNY PAGES FCBD (2019) #1
UNDER THE MOON: A CATWOMAN TALE FREE COMIC BOOK DAY (2019) #1
VAMPIRELLA (2019) (#0-UP) (DYNAMITE) #0
WITCH HAT ATELIER FREE COMIC BOOK DAY (2019) #1
WOLFIE MONSTER & THE BIG BAD PIZZA BATTLE FCBD (2019) #1
ZAGOR: ALIEN SAGA FREE COMIC BOOK DAY (2019) #1