Jay Howell @ Secret Headquarters


We are very excited to welcome Jay Howell (Pages, Dark Wave, Punks Git Cut) to Secret Headquarters! This Friday, starting at 7pm, Jay will be here with a brand new ‘zine. There will only be 200 copies, and they will be available exclusively at SHQ. There will also be 21 new framed book pages available at the opening. We’ve seen ’em, and trust me you’ll want to get your hands on one.

Come have a drink and say hi! It’ll be a party.

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Craig Thompson @ The Skirball Cultural Center

We are excited to announce that we will be working with the Skirball Cultural Center for their upcoming Craig Thompson reading.

On Thursday, May 10th at 8pm, Craig will be at the Skirball discussing his latest work, the gorgeous Habibi. After the discussion, there will be a Q&A and a book signing.

You can go here for more details. The event is FREE (really!), but advance reservations are recommended.

We at Secret Headquarters are big fans of Mr. Thompson. We’re very excited, and we hope to see you there!

Here’s a little primer on Craig Thompson, so you’re “in the know” before the event:

Born: 1975 in Traverse City, Michigan
Died: 2071 in the Inevitable Robot Uprising
Level: 24, Elven Ranger
Graphic Novels:Blankets, Good-Bye Chunky Rice, Carnet de Voyage, Habibi
Familiar: Wesley the River Otter
Awards: Harvey Award (x4), Eisner Award (x2), Ignatz Award (x2), Prix de la Critique at Angoulême International Comics Festival
Favorite Food: Letters A – M in alphabet soup
Favorite Song: Rhythm Is Gonna Get You by Gloria Estefan
Number of Years He Worked On Habibi: Six
Hidden Talent: Power to grant wishes if you know speak his true name (which has not been uttered for centuries)

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Avengers Vs X-Men #1 Release @ SHQ


Get your hands on the most monumental comic book event of the year before everyone else! We will have Avengers Vs X-Men #1 on sale TUESDAY night starting at 8pm. You can score some free AvX swag, available only at the release, AND we’ll have some awesome Avengers and X-Men back issues on sale 4-for-$1!

SHQ is officially an AVENGERS store, but whose side will YOU choose in the battle between Earth’s mightiest heroes and the world’s greatest mutants?

See you next Tuesday, True Believers!


P.S. Don’t forget to check out our bins at the front of the shop! They’re filled with everything from rare and out of print trades and hardcovers to super fun $1 comics. We’ve purchased a ton of great collections recently, so we add new things every day. Check back often!

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Bill Sienkiewicz @ SHQ TONIGHT!!!


That’s right! The one and only Bill Sienkiewicz will be here TONIGHT from 7pm to 9pm! We have copies of the beautiful new Elektra Assassin hardcover, so come by, say “hi” to Bill, and get your book signed. Fingers crossed, there may even be some art for you to buy…

See you soon!

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This Week’s Must Reads + Fun Comics Events

I am trying very hard not to be too repetitive with these, but there are just some books that are SO GOOD that it’s hard not to showcase them every time they come out.

Avenging Spider-Man #4

What a fun book! Not many comics make me chuckle out loud, but Avenging Spider-Man has been great about that so far. This wrapped-up-in-one issue was a wee bit cheesy at the end, but I l am definitely a sucker for that.

Batman #6

“AAAHHHHARRRGSOCOOL!” – my brain, while reading the last two issues of Scott Snyder’s Batman run. If you are not reading this book yet… I don’t get it, why are you not reading this book yet? Don’t read superhero books? Don’t generally read DC? You were thinking about checking this one out but afraid it might be over-hyped for you now? Forget it. Just start reading.

Daredevil #9

Daredevil is another book that kills it every time and is, I would say, unmissable. It’s been hyped quite a bit but that’s because it is so. very. good. I’m a fan of the Moloids, and Paolo Rivera’s art makes them and their corpse-stealing king extra cool and creepy.

Runners Up: Glory #23, Wonder Woman #6, Amazing Spider-Man #697.1, Winter Soldier #2


The new Jason book, Athos In America, came out on Wednesday! It is completely wonderful. 6 brand new short stories in a beautiful hardcover.

There’s a lot of fun comics events coming up in the next few days.

Tonight: Our Li’l Depressed Boy volume 2 release party! There will be drinks, music, comics, and fun times. Begins at 7pm.

Tomorrow: LA Zine Fest Comix & Zine reading! “A curated collection of artists involved in the L.A. Zine Fest perform or display their works for a live audience! A mad blast of Comix, Zines, Video, and Performance brought to you by the creators themselves!!!!!” Begins at 8pm.

Sunday: LA Zine Fest! Free, 11am – 5pm. We will have a table there, so come by, say hi, and check out some of the incredible mini comics we will be debuting.

Be seeing you,


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