I’m going to be signing at Chuck Rozanski’s new Mile High Comics Mega-Store this Saturday. I don’t often do signings and conventions anymore, but Chuck has been a good friend for over 30 years. He asked me to help out with his Christmas Season event at his new store and I couldn’t let him down. He’s helped me out many times and never let me down.
This is an excerpt from the Mile High Comics Newsletter, December 7th:
Jim Shooter Will Autograph Comics For You!
Big news this morning, as I have a tentative agreement with comics legend, Jim Shooter, to sign autographs for fans at next week's Christmas Gift Auction at our new Jason St. Mega-Store! We do still have to work out the travel arrangements, but presuming that we can make all the logistics work, Jim will be signing autographs for us at Jason St. next Saturday (December 17th), from 10 AM -3 PM. There will be an initial limit of 3 free autographs per person in line, but once we get everyone through the line at least once, we will let folks get back in line. Having Jim Shooter visit us here in Denver again will be great fun! Jim was last here in 1992, when he helped us open our first Mega-Store, in Thornton...
In case you missed my earlier announcements, our December 17th Jason St. sale will be focused on providing those who can attend the sale with a huge spectrum of last-minute stocking stuffer gifts. We have several thousand action figures available, racks full of T-shirts, pins, buttons, posters, collectible cards, plush toys, Star Trek and Star Wars collectibles, and a huge selection of rare Disney items. My goal on the 17th will be to help everyone find perfect last-minute gifts from our immense new store. I will also be hosting one of my world-famous 1,000 item no-minimum-bid auction that day, with at least 500 cool gift items among the offerings. Join us at Jason St. a week from this Saturday and I promise you that you will fill your entire holiday shopping list, at wonderful bargain prices.
For those of you who cannot attend the sale in person, I have a special Jim Shooter autograph offer. Buy any comic book, graphic novel, or magazine written or edited by Jim from our website this week and you can ask for it to be signed by Jim for only $2 per item! Jim has agreed to sign up to 500 items for us, with the $2 signing fees going to help defray his travel costs Denver. If you would like to participate in this unique autograph offer, just place your order for Jim Shooter items via our website, and then let us know which comics/books you liked signed in the "notes" section for them to be autographed. For each item you wish autographed, please order a Jim Shooter Signed Item Fee. We will then have Jim sign them for you. Each Jim Shooter book that you have signed will come with a small certificate of authenticity with the date, and the Mile High Comics logo. Even if you cannot attend the Jason St. sale in person on the 17th, this still gives you a way to have comics signed by Jim! All Jim Shooter autographed items will ship on Monday, December 19th.
Here’s a follow up from the December 12th Newsletter:
Free ACTION #2 Variant -
Jim Shooter Autographs Almost Sold Out!
I want to start off today by thanking everyone who has pre-ordered Jim Shooter autographs from us. We are now rapidly approaching the 500 autographs that Jim graciously agreed to provide to everyone who shops with us via our website. I am reasonably certain that Jim is willing to up that limit, and to keep signing all of his comics that are ordered via the website by Friday afternoon. But there are obviously the limitations of time and physical ability. Signing that many comics takes a long time!
So you know, Jim will be arriving in Denver at noon on Friday, and will be signing pre-orders for us all afternoon, in the order in which they were received. If you would still like to have Jim sign some of his comics for you, please be sure and order them via our website right away. Each signature incurs a $2 fee, which will go to help offset Jim's travel costs. That having been said, each of the comics that Jim signs will come with a nice certificate of authenticity for you. If you live in the Denver area and would like to meet Jim in person, those same certificates will be available for $2 each at our Jason St. signing party (4600 Jason St, Denver CO 80211). The Jason St. signing will run from 10 AM - 3 PM this Saturday, with Jim signing right up to 3 PM. He will give a small talk and host a Q&A from 11 AM - Noon, after which I will be auctioning 1,000 items for no-minimum-bid, with a special focus on inexpensive last-minute holiday gifts. If you can come by to our Jason St. party this Saturday, please do!
ACTION COMICS #2 Variant Edition
(…)P.S. We do still have free table space available for any local comics creators who would like to join the Jim Shooter signing on Saturday. Please contact David Saindon, the manager of our Lakewood, Colorado retail store at 303-238-8125, or write to him at email@example.com. All the revenues that you might generate from your comics, are yours to keep…
I think this is going to be fun. If you’re in the area on Saturday, please stop by. I’d be very happy to see you.
The Mile High Comics Newsletter appears in my inbox every few days. Besides the latest offers and specials, it usually has tales of Chuck’s adventures along the way, everything from reports on the cons he attends (his San Diego Comic-Con reports are incredible) and comics buying expeditions to what’s going on with his family and the farm. Chuck’s a collector of Native American pottery as well as comics, and has some interesting experiences to relate about that, too. It’s always a fun read full of personality and insight. If you’re interested, you can check out the Newsletter and/or sign up for it at the Mile High Comics site:
By the way, in case you didn’t know, in 1996, Chuck wrote this book:
Here’s a typical page:
I think this is great, and very useful. It inspired me to track down some items that I wanted to own.
Chuck always signs off on the Newsletter thus:
Seems appropriate here, too.
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