Local News - Fantastic Book Signing Event At Jason St. this Sunday - Huge Discounts, too!
A couple of weeks ago I got a phone call from my good friend, Jeff Weaver, asking if I would
be willing to host an
autograph signing event
Jason St. Mega-Store
for his new book. That sounded like a great idea to me, as Jeff's book is already a national bestseller,
and appeals to an audience quite a bit different than our traditional comics demographic. Given that
I am always seeking to expand the interest in comics in all of our communities, bringing in Jeff's
completely new fans seemed like a great idea.
Well, not all things turn out as originally planned. In this instance, after posting our first mention
Jeff's book signing,
we have found ourselves under relentless online attack by those who disagree
with Jeff's political leanings. Simply put, aside from owning the awesome
retail comics store in suburban Virginia, Jeff was also the campaign manager for Senator Bernie Sanders
during our last election. As such, Jeff was in a unique position to observe the behind-the-scenes
machinations of the Democratic National Committee in their quest to deny Bernie Sanders their party's
presidential nomination. In a nutshell, that is why his book is called
"How Bernie Won: Inside the Revolution That’s Taking Back Our Country - and Where We Go From Here..."
How Bernie Won Book Signing by author Jeff Weaver
In case you are wondering, Jeff's insider account of Bernie's campaign currently sports a five-star
rating on Amazon, and has been generating extremely positive reviews from both casual readers and
professional reviewers. In effect, it is both a reflection on the changes in America's political perspectives
inspired by Bernie's relentless attacks on the 1% who control our country, and the positive effects of
Bernie's powerful advocacy for the 99% of our citizens who actually do all the hard lifting. Regardless
of whether Bernie ever runs again, his refusal to ignore the needs of our most vulnerable citizens has
definitely expanded our national political dialogs.
All of the above having been said, what we discovered last evening is that there is an organized social
media campaign to silence Bernie Sanders, Jeff Weaver, and anyone else advocating for the poor and
disadvantaged. As I am sure that you have already read elsewhere, there are some remarkably unpleasant
Internet trolls who seek to disrupt any messages online that do not hew to their conservative perspectives.
In some instances these attacks have involved misogynistic tirades against girls and women for speaking
out for their rights as people, and in other cases it has to do more with trying to silence political
opposition. Our post about
this Sunday afternoon at
fell into the latter category.
Just to be clear,
will be going on at
this Sunday as planned, regardless of what anyone might say. Quite frankly, I do not particularly pay any
heed to those who would seek to silence free speech (unless it is hate speech that is intended to inspire
harm). I have a statue in my office that was awarded to me 15 years ago by the
Comic Book Legal Defense Fund
called the "Defender of Liberty" award. It is their highest honor, given to thank those who have worked
the hardest to protect free speech in America. At the time that I was given the award (and a standing
ovation...) at San Diego Comic-Con in a ballroom filled with over 1,000 comics luminaries, I was the only
comics retailer ever chosen for this honor. Other honorees from the comics world include Jim Lee,
Frank Miller, and Alan Moore. Suffice it to say, it will be a cold day in hell before anyone ever coerces
me into silence on any subject, but most especially when it comes to advocating for the rights of the poor.
I am now going to make everyone a special offer. Since we are also having trouble getting Facebook
Jeff's book signing event
(ads perceived as being political require a special registration?),
I am going to offer everyone a chance to purchase darn near anything in our
Jason St. store
at huge discounts, but only on this Sunday. The complete list of the incredibly generous discounts that
I am offering you is at the end of this newsletter.
How Bernie Won Litho
To be very clear, there are no restriction on my Sunday discounts offer, and most certainly not any requirement
to even talk to Jeff, if you do not wish to do so. In all honesty, however, I want to share with you that I
have been friends with Jeff Weaver for over 15 years (long before I even knew about Bernie Sanders...), and
I have found him to be one of the brilliant people that I have ever met. He is also one of the hardest
negotiators that Will Moulton and I ever encountered, back when we used to fly to the East Coast to buy
comics collections. Seriously, Jeff Weaver has a brilliant political mind, but he also knows more about
Golden Age and Silver Age comics than damn near anyone else that I know in the comics world. Without a doubt,
you would be doing yourself a big favor if you visited
on Sunday afternoon, and took the time to
meet this great man.
Jason St. Mega-Store Sunday Discounts:
*Back Issue Comics and Magazines - 60% Off!
*Trade Paperbacks - 50% Off!
*Comics Hardbacks - 40% Off!
*Statues and Busts - 40% Off!
*Apparel and Toys - 40% Off!
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President - Mile High Comics, Inc.
June 7, 2017
P.S. Thanks to the generosity of Jeff Weaver,
will also be a benefit for
"Feeding Denver's Hungry."
I think that is totally awesome!