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Ultimate Comics Live Giga Q&A with Alex Paknadel and John Le

Ultimate Comics is partnering with Vault Comics to celebrate the launch of their biggest book yet (pun intended), Giga #1, with an exclusive Q&A with creators Alex Paknadel and John Le!

Join the Ultimate Comics Live Show on October 27th at 7 PM Eastern for this one of a kind fan event. We’ll be chatting Giga #1, Vault Comics, giant robots, the creative process, and more! And you’ll have the chance to ask the creative team behind one of the hottest creator-owned series of 2020 your questions!

We’ll also be debuting not one, but two exclusive Giga #1 “Giga Glow” variants, two of the first Glow-in-the-Dark covers done by Vault Comics! Tim Daniel and Nathan Gooden’s homage to Marvel Comics’ Shogun Warriors #1, these covers come complete with a vintage trade dress. Collectors can pick up the original colored glow variant or the Blacklight glow variant for just $14.99 each or grab the set for just $24.99! Both covers glow in the dark as shown in the mock-ups below. Pre-order today at or grab your set live during the show!

You can enter to win a FREE set of these exclusive variants by sharing the linked giveaway post and hitting going on the Facebook event.  

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What’s New at Ultimate? 9/9

First appearances, Ultraman’s Marvel debut, Alex Ross’s Timeless Variants and big Ultimate Comics Live Show events!

This week at Ultimate Comics!
Ultraman in his Marvel Comics debut, penned by Kyle Higgins of Boom’s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers fame and acclaim. If you’ve been digging MMPR or you’re a fan of Ultraman, pick it up!
Web of Venom Wraith #1! A Venom space cowboy story?? Yes, please!
A special oversize issue for Superman #25 with a brand new first appearance! First appearance of who? We’re not telling! You’ll have to read it to find out.

Hot Books to Pick Up this Week!

Pick Up the First of the Alex Ross Timeless Variants! Then Collect Them All!

Alex Ross is doing a series of incredible portraits of all of your favorite characters in the Marvel Universe! Pick up the first cover, Alex Ross’s Namor, this week with Empyre Fallout Fantastic Four #1. Then be sure to collect them all! And yes, you can add all covers to your pull, just let your local Ultimate Comics know!

Don’t miss our upcoming Facebook Live Events!

Ultimate Comics Live Show Batman Day BAT-TACULAR!

We also have some exciting Ultimate Comics Live Show Specials coming up! Like our first ever Ultimate Comics Live Show Batman Day Bat-Tacular! We’re celebrating all things about everyone’s favorite Caped Crusader as we trundle through the streets of Gotham with Bat-Jeremy, Harrison the Boy Wonder, and Bat-Grace! Will they be donning cool Bat-looks? Tune in to find out!

Saturday Sep 19th 12 PM to 5 PM
Ultimate Comics Live Show Batman Day Celebration

Sep 19th Batman Day Bat-Tacular!

Ultimate Comics Live Show Toy and Comic Bonanza

Sunday, September 27th get ready for a giant Ultimate Comics Live Show special! Join your host Siena for a 4 hour show featuring the hottest toys and comics with the amazing deals you’ve come to expect from Ultimate Comics Live! Special guests, retro toy commercials and more, this one is going to be a fun one.
(Siena is digging around the depths of the Super Secret Warehouse to make sure we’re showcasing only the coolest of the cool comics and toys. Don’t miss out!)

Sunday Sep 27th 12 PM to 5 PM
Featuring new and vintage toys, comics and more!

Sep 27th Toy and Comic Bonanza

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Spider-Woman #1 HALF OFF!

Spider-Woman is back in a new series written by Karla Pacheco with art by Pere Perez! You can pick up the main cover or the J Scott Campbell cover of issue #1 for HALF OFF! Offer good until 3/22 or while supplies last.

Also, check out these other variants available at Ultimate Comics!

Yoon New Costume, Ron Lim, Stanley Artgerm
Nauck, Hidden Gem, Karre Andrews
Peach Momoko, Garcin Collage, Bruce Timm
Web, Chip Kidd Die Cut

Also be on the look out for the super secret hidden variant!

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Dollar Comics Outlet Sale!

DO NOT MISS THIS ONE!! It’s the largest ULTIMATE Dollar Comic Sale ever!
TWO Big Days! March 14 &15, 2020 Free admission 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM each day
Over 500 Long boxes. So many comics we needed to rent out a BIGGER Building!
Located at the old Burlington Coat Factory at South Hills Mall near our Ultimate Comics Cary store.
Early Entry Saturday $10 (includes free Graphic novel ) 7am to 10am

UPDATE: If you feel sick or have had symptoms in the last 48 hours, please do not attend the sale. This is especially true if you have a fever, cough, sneezing, or shortness of breath or if you have traveled in the last two weeks to a high risk area affected by the corona-virus. We will have a hand-washing area at the back of the hall and we ask that before going through boxes you wash your hands and use the hand sanitizer that we provide. We are going to limit the total number of people at the sale to a max of 100 inside at a time. Thanks for your understanding and we can’t wait for you all to see what we have at the Comic Outlet store! We love all our customers and if you have any questions or concerns you can call Alan Gill directly at 919-357-6401.

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Amazing Spider-Man Daily Bugle #1 Review

Writer: Mat Johnson
Artists: Mack Chater, Francesco Mobili, and Scott Hanna
Colors: Dono Sanchez-Almara and Protobunker
Letters: VC’s Joe Carmagna
Cover: Mark Bagley and Morry Hollowell

Amazing Spider-Man: Daily Bugle #1 asks the question so many newspaper publishers are struggling with today: how does print news stay relevant in a digital age? As editor-in-chief of the Bugle, Robbie Robertson’s answer is to obtain exclusive stories through some good old-fashioned investigative journalism. He forms a team of familiar faces from the Bugle and puts them to work.

Mat Johnson’s Marvel writing debut primarily follows Peter Parker, Ben Urich, and newcomer Chloe Robertson, niece of Robbie, as they investigate various leads for the paper. Each one uncovers a mystery that could prove deadly to the people, pets, and “platyrhynchos” of New York City. The art team supports the story with panels colorful enough for a Spider-Man book, yet gritty enough for the detective feeling.

The book takes a step away from most of the super-elements of the Marvel Universe to tell a more grounded story. While seasoned readers can appreciate some of the more obscure character appearances, this introduction to a 5-part miniseries will also make newcomers feel welcome. Daily Bugle #1 is for anyone ready to ditch their cape in favor of a magnifying glass.

Review by Andrew Fellner

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Siena’s Goodbye Cary Back issue sale!

This weekend, Feb 1st & 2nd, come say Goodbye to Siena with a back issue blow out sale! 25% off all back issues including show books and wall books!! Come to the Cary store to have some cake decorated with Siena’s face and get your Ultimate Comics Siena TRADING CARD! Two days only so don’t miss it , but we sure will miss Siena!

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New Year $1.00 comics and More!

Stop by the Ultimate Comics Super Secret Warehouse Sale on Saturday Jan 25th from 10 AM – 1 PM for a new selection of dollar comics and more. You can fill a diamond box for just $80!

Wanna beat the crowd? 8 AM early bird entry is just $7 and includes a free graphic novel! Free entry starts at 10 AM.

3000 Bear Cat Way #116, Morrisville 27560

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An Ultimate Comics Announcement

If you’re a customer at Ultimate Comics, then I’m guessing that we’ve met before. I’ve been lucky enough to work at the shops for the past four years, first managing Ultimate Comics Durham, then moving over to manage the Ultimate Comics Cary location, and most recently serving as the Operations Manager for all three stores.

I spent my days chatting with all of you about our favorite comics, the heroes we admired, the writers and artists who left an impact on us, and our love of such an amazing medium. I’ve had the chance to work with amazing people. Everyone who works at Ultimate has an unparalleled love for comics and for this business; it’s been a privilege to work alongside them. I’ve made lifelong friends with my coworkers and with some of the customers at the shop.

Working together, I’m so proud of what we’ve accomplished. We’ve given out thousands of comics at some of the biggest Free Comic Book Day events in the state. We’ve given back, partnering with amazing charities and nonprofits like Magic Wheelchair and the Hero Initiative. We’ve helped save hundreds of lives through the blood drives run by the Blood Connection. And perhaps most importantly, we’ve helped build an incredible community right here in the triangle. A community that embodies one of my core personal beliefs, that comic books are for everyone.

Looking back on all of this, it is with mixed emotions that I announce that I will be leaving Ultimate Comics in February. I have been given an exciting opportunity in the comic book industry (stay tuned for more news on that) and will be moving out of state.

While I am excited to make this big change, I will miss my family at Ultimate Comics greatly. I will miss the shops as well, shops I truly believe to be some of the best in the country. I know that everyone will continue the store’s mission of serving it’s community and promoting the comic book medium. My Assistant Manager Harrison will be taking the reigns at the Cary store and I’m so excited to see what he and the rest of the staff have in store for you in the coming year.

I want to thank Alan, the owner of Ultimate Comics for giving me some incredible opportunities during my time here. He has been such a positive force for comics in North Carolina and it’s been an honor working with him. 

Over the next few weeks, I’ll be at Ultimate Comics Cary, so make sure to come by for one last comics chat!

-UC Operations Manager Siena Fallon

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Christos Gage Signing at Ultimate Comics Cary!


Join us on, Saturday, January 18th at Ultimate Comics Cary from 11am – 3pm, for an exclusive signing with prolific comic writer Christos Gage! His latest work, Iron Man 2020 drops Wednesday, January 15th grab your copy and and come get a free signature!

Christos Gage

Christos is known for his work on the TV series Daredevil, Hawaii Five-0, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Numbers and the films The Breed and Teenage Caveman. He has worked on Angel & Faith, Avengers Academy, The Amazing Spider-Man and The Superior Spider-Man, Spider-Geddon and has written tie-in books for the “Civil War” and “World War Hulk” storylines.

His latest book, Iron Man 2020, is co-written by Dan Slott with art from Pete Woods. Artificial Intelligences present a danger to humanity that must be stopped. As the Robot Rebellion battles for the establishment of robot rights, someone new will don the Iron Man suit: Arno Stark, the long-lost brother of Tony Stark.

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Ultimate Comics 16th Anniversary Birthday Bash

Come out to Ultimate Comics Durham on August 17th and help us celebrate the 16th anniversary of Ultimate Comics with an all our birthday bash! We’re going to have a huge tent sale, creator signings, a charity blood drive, and a visit from our friends Boom Studios!

Under the big tent we’ll have a huge selection of dollar books carefully curated from the Ultimate Comics Super Secret Warehouse. Make sure to check out our selection of discount graphic novels and toys out under the big top.

But we’re not stopping with just a tent sale. Special guest, Jeremy Whitley will be signing his new Marvel series Future Foundation #1! We’re also bringing out a bunch of indie comic creators who will be hanging out with all sorts of cool art for you to check out!

Need more cool comic book guests? Morgan Perry of Boom! Studios fame and acclaim is coming all the way out from LA to party with the Ultimate Crew. We’re hanging out and launching the new hit comic Once and Future by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora! We’ll have an exclusive cover and be doing a giveaway. We’ve read the comic, and man this is an event you do not want to miss!

Ultimate Comics is also teaming up with our friends the Ghostbusters of NC and the Blood Connection to host a blood drive to benefit the amazing charity, Magic Wheelchair! Come on down from 10 am to 3 pm and help save up to 3 lives by signing up to make a blood donation. The Ghostbusters of NC will be decked out with their proton packs and will be hanging out all day with the Blood Connection crew to take pictures with anyone who stops by to donate! There’s also been uncomfirmed sightings of a 9 ft Stay Puft Marshmallow Man who may be making an appearance!

Sign up to donate and save lives here!

Take a picture with an Ecto-1 and the Stay Puft Marshamallow Man!

Ultimate Comics Durham/Chapel Hill:
 6120 Farrington Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27517

Time: 10 am to 7 pm