After more than thirteen years as the Triangle’s premier source to fuel your comic book addiction, retailer Ultimate Comics will open the doors at its first ever Raleigh location on Saturday, October 1st. Fans are invited out to celebrate the milestone at the store’s Grand Opening, where they can get free comics, listen to live music, and meet some of the industry’s top writers and artists who will be on hand to do sketches and sign autographs.
The store is the latest addition to the Ultimate family of comic shops, which includes other locations in Durham and Cary, and owner Alan Gill says it’s an opportunity to bring the company’s community-focused approach to the Capital City.
“For us it’s not just about selling books,” says Gill, whose success with Ultimate has spawned both the Durham-based North Carolina Comicon and Raleigh’s Oak City Comicon. “It’s about being a place where fans of all ages and interests can come together to celebrate what they love. That’s what’s driven Ultimate all these years, and it’s what we’re really excited to bring to the comic and pop-culture loving community in Raleigh.”
The Grand Opening kicks off at 10am, when fans are encouraged to come in costume for a chance to win two weekend passes to this year’s North Carolina Comicon. More information can be found at www.UltimateComics.com
Ultimate Comics Raleigh Grand Opening!
6320 Capital Blvd #109
Raleigh NC 27616
Massive grand opening party!
October 1st, 2016 from 10am
Free graphic novel for the first 250 attendees
Free cake and drink!
Signings by comic books pros including:
Tommy Lee Edwards
Cosplay Photography by TJ Carr
Come dressed as your favorite character for a chance to win two weekend passes to this year’s NC Comicon
Music by members of rock legend: Jack the Radio!
IT’S HERE! Nearly a year in the making, it’s the NC Comicon documentary. Please join us on August 31st at 8pm in the historic Carolina Theatre for the world premiere of newest film from Amazing Studios: NC COMICON the MOVIE.
NC COMICON: THE MOVIE
The official documentary of the NC Comicon. For 3 days the Amazing Studios cameras followed the comicon crew through the madness that comes with putting on a comic book convention. With guests such as Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance, Umbrella Academy, Doom Patrol) and Charlie Adlard (The Walking Dead) plus massive events, legendary parties, and a sea of comic book fans, the guys and gals of NC Comicon really have their hands full…
World premiere at Durham NC’s Carolina Theatre in the beautiful Fletcher Hall Theatre
Wednesday, August 31
8:00pm Fletcher Hall
Tickets available here (ONLY 5 BUCKS!): HERE
As well as in both Ultimate Comics stores.
Official trailer HERE
Event page HERE
Executive Producers: Mike Cole, Alan Gill, Tommy Lee Edwards
Produced by: Cliff Bumgardner, Brockton McKinney, Peter Scheibner, Brandon Clarke
Directed and Edited by: Cliff Bumgardner
Shot by: Brian French and Peter Scheibner
Art Director: Dustin Owens
Designer | Animator: Jeremiah Berkheimer
An Amazing Studios production – www.amazingstudiosinc.com
July 16th 11am-1pm
The first MILLARWORLD ANNUAL—the result of an international creator search seeking the best new writers and artists to tackle MARK MILLAR’s extensive library of hit characters. From Kick-Ass to CHRONONAUTS, they’re all here in this instant collector’s item. To celebrate the release of the first-ever Millarworld Annual, talent-search winners Steve Beach (The Lost Boys of the U-Boat Bremen) and Cliff Bumgardner (InternetPicnic.com) will be in the Ultimate Comics Raleigh store to sign books and talk shop about their take on Mark Millar’s classic American Jesus and other horrifically beautiful things. All proceeds from the annual go to benefit Hero Initiative, helping comic creators in need!
July 16th, 11am-1pm!
Sunday, 8/23/15 Doors open at 9:00 am with first round beginning at 10:00 am.
Ultimate Comics Raleigh
1301 Buck Jones Road
Raleigh NC 27606
Come take advantage of the finest competitive Heroclix play and win prizes and points for entry to the ROC National Championship in October. This may be your last chance to earn points for this years Final. Swiss rounds with a cut. If you don’t make the cut, stick around and play some Battle Royales!
Entry fee is only $25 and can be paid the day of, or to preregister simply Paypal the money to [email protected] and in the notes section include your name and the phrase “ROC HeroClix”
See you all AUGUST 23rd AT 9AM!
You asked for it, and we listened! In addition to our original Durham/Chapel Hill store we now proudly present Ultimate Comics Raleigh! Same amazing staff, twice the square feet! And just to be clear we haven’t MOVED, we’ve just added ANOTHER location! Our original Chapel Hill/Durham store is still open and looking better than ever! Come in and let us show you!
But let’s talk about our new Raleigh location. Boy-howdy is it something to see! Not only will you be able to find brand-new hot-off-the-press comic books and hard-to-find in-the-box toys and collectibles, we’ve added an entire back-issue warehouse for you to peruse at your leisure! Find that perfect issue to fill in your collection or that killer ’80s toy you’ve been looking for everywhere! Check the new Raleigh store’s page out on Facebook right here and give us a like! HERE
So visit us at BOTH Ultimate Comics locations but certainly come see the Raleigh store soon, as we can’t wait to show off our new space. Ultimate service, Ultimate selection, Ultimate Comics!
THREE EVENTS. TWO STORES. ONE DAY.
1. Grand opening of Ultimate Raleigh
2. the 12 year anniversary of Ultimate Comics
3. Signings for exclusive Book of Death
Ultimate Comics Raleigh/Cary located at 1301 Buck Jones Rd, Raleigh and Ultimate Comics Chapel Hill/Durham located at 6120 Farrington Rd, Chapel Hill.
The Day: Saturday August 1st
10am-12pm Grand opening of Ultimate Raleigh(open all day 10-7)
1pm-4pm 12 year anniversary of Ultimate Durham(open all day 10-8)
Join us for the party of the year at BOTH Ultimate Comics locations!
The party starts at the grand opening of the new Ultimate Comics Raleigh located at 1301 Buck Jones at 10am Saturday morning!
On hand will be Robert Gill and Robert Vendetti artist and writer of the Valiant comic BOOK OF DEATH!
Alan Gill will be giving away (FREE) exclusive Book of the Dead comic books to the first folks in attendance! Crazy Al has gone CRAZY! Flying in the artist and writer and giving the book away for free? I explained to him we’d be taking a MASSIVE loss on that and he said “I just love our customers too much! TOO MUCH! I don’t give a damn! FREE COMIC BOOKS!”
So yeah, early bird catches the DEAL!
And while you’re scoring free swag don’t forget that Robert Venditti is also the writer of such comics as the Flash and Green Lantern and Robert Gill is also the artist for such books as Armor Hunters and Unity, so bring out your books to be signed!
Then the party shifts over to Ultimate Comics Durham from 1pm-4pm for the 12 year anniversary of the store! There will be a free raffle for all in attendance and each ticket is an opportunity to win one FREE VIP ticket to the NCCOMICON ($200 VALUE!) or one of three free 3-day WEEKEND PASSES! And it’s more signings with Venditti and Gill PLUS we pull out the grill for a massive cookout with hot dogs and hamburgers and, of course, adult beverages! The entire event is Dj’ed with 80s tunes by local DJ “SlickFingers” Fader and we shamefully present bizarre trivia from Peter “telephone” Hershman!
It’s going to be a celebration to remember, folks, with surprise give-aways all day long at both stores, so please come on out and party the day away with TWO Ultimate Comics stores and the entire Ultimate crew!
Is this the rarest Valiant variant of them all? At only approximately 100 unstickered copies, we certainly think so! And so does Bleeding Cool! This exclusive variant of Valiant’s Free Comic Book Day offering is by superstar artist, Tommy Lee Edwards. Check back here for eBay auction links, which will begin May 2nd. A portion of each auction will be donated to charity!
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25th IS THE LAST DAY TO ENTER YOUR BRACKETS! TOURNAMENT BEGINS MARCH 27th!
Tired of filling out brackets for boring things like sports? This March Ultimate Comics brings you a true test of champions! This time we’ve pitted characters from across the super-villain spectrum against one another in mortal combat! We know you THINK you know who would win in a fight. Stop by Ultimate Comics to fill out your bracket and WIN BIG: the prize is a $100 Ultimate Comics gift certificate! Rules and details are available in store and are open to subscriber and non-subscriber customers.