Re-opening, and Climbing the Exponential Curve – Wednesday, June 17th, 2020

Re-opening, and Climbing the Exponential Curve – Wednesday, June 17th, 2020

Most of the U. S. is “re-opening” just in time for numbers to go back up. Be careful out there, wear masks and keep your distance. Alameda County has decreed we can “open up” this Friday. Watch our Facebook page for the most up-to-date info. Bob will reserve the right to restrict the total numbers in the store and we are insisting that all wear face-coverings. He’s moved a bunch of stuff around, so the place was pretty cluttered the last time I saw it, so watch your step.

DC Comics and Diamond Distribution have modified their “arrangement”, but not by much. Diamond will handle reorders for books and comics through the summer. What hasn’t changed is that DC has decided to break the distribution system that has worked for over 24 years by terminating their agreement with Diamond. They will be distributing through other channels and leaving Marvel and Image and all the others with Diamond.  I think they perceived Diamond as vulnerable to a financial collapse, and being in weak position themselves, compared to Marvel, they thought that taking this gamble was not much more risk than they were riding on anyway, so why not “Disrupt” and break things. It’s worked so well in Washington, why not try it in the Comics business, or the “Hollywood Blockbuster Gestation Lab” as I like to call it – or just made up on the fly.

The last time something like this happened, we almost lost Marvel and the rest of the business might have followed them down the drain. We’re still not exactly sure when we will have all our comics next week. THIS week is pretty small, again, and we are STILL (sort of) following Alameda County’s Directive to be closed. Until this Friday, when we will be allowing limited access. This is NOT Back to Normal! This is going to be a risky world until the Doc’s come up with a good drug AND/OR  vaccine. We encourage everyone to be careful, make your trip to our store quick and efficient, and reduce your own exposure to ALL public places, including ours. If this fits for you, please look at the list below and make an order online to…

fbgbob@aol.com

It might also help to put in a time window when you would be in the neighborhood, to give Bob a chance to get them together, and include a phone number for good measure.

And please wear a mask!

Watch this space and our Facebook page for latest news about the rest of the month, season, year, millenium, etc. (And text messages from 5-Star.) The complete list is found below. If you want to know about the next sale or store event, or whether or not WE ARE EVEN OPEN click here. Sign in here to get an email reminder for for ALL sales and other events. Also, you can go to     fb.fantasybooksandgames.com and you’ll be taken to our Facebook page. We also use our in-store 5-Star Rewards system to text similar announcements to your phone.

Thanks to Comics on the Green for this week’s images, which include many of the comics and a few of the books and other items we received today, and may have pics of things we didn’t and/or won’t get. Use the list, and maybe the picture.  

A MAN AMONG YE #1 CVR A CERMAK $ 3.99
A MAN AMONG YE #1 CVR B SEJIC $ 3.99
AFTER REALM #2 $ 5.99
AQUAMAN GIANT #4 $ 4.99
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RED SONJA AGE OF CHAOS #4 CHATZOUDIS VIRGIN FOC $ ???
RED SONJA AGE OF CHAOS #4 COSPLAY VIRGIN $ ???
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WYND #1 CVR A MAIN $ 4.99
WYND #1 CVR B MORA $ 4.99
YOUNG JUSTICE #15 $ 3.99
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COMIC SHOP NEWS #1713 $ FREE
NON SPORT UPDATE VOL 31 #3 $ 5.99

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HELLO KITTY SERIES2 24PC PLUSH BMB DS $ 9.99
JOHN WICK SELECT BLACK SUIT FIGURE $ 29.99
TRANSFORMERS CYBERVERSE DLX GRIMLOCK AF CS $ ???

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