Wanna Work At SHQ?

Bowery men waiting for bread in bread line, [New York City]

Are you a smart, reliable person who is not a dummy? Are you not in a band and know a thing or two about comics?

We might hire you! … Maybe.

Looking for:
– Full time and/or part time
– Retail sales experience
– Well spoken and outgoing human person
– You must have a car!

If you sounds like a good fit, hit us up. Bring in a resume and say hello!

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Fight Club 2 Fancy Giveaway

Fight Club 2 by Chuck Palahniuk and Cameron Stewart comes out tomorrow! To celebrate, we are having a massive giveaway. You could win:

– A Signed poster!
– A Signed human arm*
– The grand prize: a super rare leather-bound and gold leafed copy of Fight Club, personalized and signed just for you.

Come into the shop, pick up a copy of Fight Club 2 #1, and your name will go into a drawing. We’ll pick names for prizes when Fight Club 2 #2 comes out or we run out of copies of #1, whichever comes first.

*probably fake, no guarantees

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Speedy Ortiz Giveaway


We’re giving away a pair of tickets to see Speedy Ortiz at The Echo on Thursday, May 21st! You’ll also score a signed copy of their new album, Foil Deer. Good deal!

As you know, Speedy Ortiz shares a name with Isabel’s tragic brother from Love & Rockets. To win the tickets and LP, e-mail SHQ@THESECRETHEADQUARTERS.COM and let us know what comic book character you would want to see front a band. Bonus if you choose characters for each instrument! Use subject line “La Llorona”.

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SHQ Club Shirts


We got together with Filth Mart and made an extremely small number of super high quality silkscreened shirts. Printing was done with water-based inks using Filth Mart’s press in the back of their shop on Fairfax. Available while supplies last in store and through our online shop.

Blanks by Filth Mart. Made in downtown LA.

Relevant deets:
– Tubular construction (no sideseams)
– Blindstitch on sleeves and hems
– Set on rib collar
– Slightly heavier cotton that has been washed for vintage look and feel
– Shorter body and sleeves like vintage shirts from ’50s to early ’70s
– Print will fade slightly after one wash
– 100% cotton, pre-shrunk




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Ferris Bueller Patch & 35mm Frame Set

Now you can be just like every parking attendant’s hero! Wearing this patch will make you feel like you’re speedin’ around in a stolen Ferrari.

These things are nailed.

– Each set includes one patch and one random 35mm frame cut from a Ferris Bueller’s Day Off trailer.
– First 50 people to order will receive two frames.
– Some frames are from unreleased scenes!
– These will move pretty fast, if you don’t stop and get a set, you could miss them.

Available at SHQ and through our online shop.





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