Local News - Poker Tournament, Comics Auction, & Free Comic Book Day, too!
Today marks the beginning of the busiest time of year for us here at
Mile High Comics.
Gigantic shipments of new comics, books, and toys have been arriving daily in anticipation of the
huge surge in business that we experience each year commencing with Free Comic Book Day. Many of those
awesome items are already on sale in
our three retail stores,
so if you are looking for a fun outing this weekend, stop by any of our Mile High Comics retail locations
to be among those who get to have first pick of all of our new goodies!
As regards next weekend, we will be hosting one of our world-famous
Texas Hold'em Poker Tournaments
on Saturday, April 28th, commencing at 11 AM. This tournament is a benefit for the awesome
Matthew Shepard Foundation,
so we have doubled our usual prizes. First place will earn you a $1,000 Mile High Comics shopping spree,
2nd is good for $200, and 3rd-10th will each receive a $100 Mile High Comics gift certificate. Buy-in is
only $25, and those registering in advance (prior to Saturday) will immediately be reimbursed via a
complementary $25 Mile High Comics gift certificate. You can register at
any Mile High Comics retail location,
or by calling 303-477-0042. Seating is limited, so please do register right away.
Also taking place on Saturday, April 28th at
will be a vast Auction of comics, toys, books, statues, and other cool collectibles. All will be sold with
no minimum bid. Proceeds from the Mile High Comics portion go the auction will be used to purchase our next
huge comic book cover banner for on the outside of Jason St. Revenues from the charity part of the auction
(we alternate items...) will be donated to the awesome
"Feeding Denver's Hungry"
organization. We could really use some private donations for the "Feeding Denver's Hungry" part of the auction,
so if you have any comics, books, or collectibles at home that are just gathering dust, please consider donating
your unwanted items to help us to combat hunger here in Denver. Thank you!
Free Comic Book Day!
Moving on to Saturday (May 5th), please make certain that you set aside that date to visit all of your favorite
comic book stores! FCBD has morphed into a nation-wide event of epic proportions that attracts hundreds of
thousands of avid comics fans into stores all around America. We had over 3,000 fans visit Jason St. during
FCBD last year, and we are anticipating double that number this year.
Wendy and Richard Pini Creators of ELFQUEST
Why are we expecting 6,000 fans on FCBD? Well, for starters, we have published two Mile High Comics variant editions
this year that we will be giving away at no charge ONLY! on FCBD. Second, we will have an entire gallery of great
comics creators signing autographs that day, including legendary ELFQUEST creators Wendy and Richard Pini, "Good Girl"
artist Monte Moore, and over a dozen local creators.
Matthew Shepard limited edition print
In addition to our comics guests, we will also be hosting an ultra-rare public appearance by Dennis and Judy Shepard,
the parents of martyred LGBT activist, Matthew Shepard. In honor of the occasion, we have commissioned a beautiful
full color limited edition Matthew Shepard print
from noted Denver artist,
Thomas Haller Buchanan,
which Dennis and Judy will be autographing that day in exchange
for donations to the
Matthew Shepard Foundation.
All proceeds from the sale of the
Matthew Shepard prints
($20@) will also be donated to the Foundation.
In addition to all of the above, we will also have available all
52 of the FCBD variant editions
published this year
by the various comic book companies. Everyone who attends our event puts can choose any three for free, and then can
earn one more for each $10 spent in the store. We will also have a few (very few!)
available at each store that can be earned in exchange for a $40 donation to the
Matthew Shepard Foundation.
If you want to pick up a complete set, please arrive early on May 5th, or order one in advance to be delivered
to your favorite Mile High Comics location via the link on
President - Mile High Comics, Inc.
April 20, 2018
P.S. Below are some of the awesome covers to this year's FCBD variants!
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN FREE COMIC BOOK DAY
AVENGERS/CAPTAIN AMERICA FLIPBOOK FREE COMIC BOOK DAY
BOB'S BURGERS FREE COMIC BOOK DAY
DC SUPER HERO GIRLS FREE COMIC BOOK DAY
DISNEY PRINCESS FREE COMIC BOOK DAY
HOWARD LOVECRAFT BIG BOOK OF SUMMER FUN FCBD
INVADER ZIM FREE COMIC BOOK DAY
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS: SHATTERED GRID FCBD
NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS: ZERO'S JOURNEY FCBD
RIVERDALE FREE COMIC BOOK DAY