If you are a lover of comic books, or are even merely curious about them, this is going to be a very special week for you. First of all, this Wednesday, May 4th, The Portal is proud to announce our very first comics author appearance and signing! Local artist and creator of the webcomic Snarlbear, Natalie Riess, will be with us from our opening at 11am, signing copies of her new Oni Press book, SPACE BATTLE LUNCHTIME! This 8-issue miniseries is all about an intergalactic cooking competition that Peony, a baker from Earth, finds herself taking part in, and it’s awesome! So stop on by, grab a copy of your very own and get it signed. Natalie will also be doing sketches in-store as well- how cool is that?

spacebattle2Then this Saturday, from 9am to 9pm, it’s Free Comic Book Day, where you can pick up a few neat promo comic books and take advantage of our huge 25% OFF SALE! All of our back issues, trade paperbacks, and graphic novels will be discounted, so don’t miss it!

It truly is the best time to be a comic book fan. Need some suggestions? The next time you’re in the shop just ask Jared or Lexx, and they will regale you endlessly with entirely-too-enthusiastic reviews of titles like Saga, The Wicked + The Divine, Letter 44, Clean Room, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, and Hellboy. You won’t be sorry.

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