Local Comic Shop Day takes place Wednesday, November 24th (the day before Thanksgiving.) Held for the seventh time this year, it’s a homegrown comics holiday/promotion organized by comics retailer group ComicsPro. The goal is to spotlight local stores and retailers, and publishers are making some special items available for the week of the promotion, branded with the LCSD logo.

Shops can now register for free for the promotion at www.comicspro.org/lcsd2021. Participating stores will be reminded to order the special items of which the first three have been announced:

  • JOY OPERATIONS 1, Dark Horse Comics. From Peabody and multi-Eisner Award winner Brian Michael Bendis, this Jinxworld comic goes 55 years into the future and features Joy, who is an EN.VOI., a special agent of the Jonando Trust.  Art by Stephen Byrne with a Tyler Boss variant cover.
  • CHUCK D PRESENTS APOCALYPSE 91 REVOLUTION NEVER SLEEPS, Z2 Comics. limited print graphic novel. Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Public Enemy album, “Apocalypse 91: The Enemy Strikes Back”.
  • METALLICA SPECIAL EDITION,  10 Ton Press. Reissued to coincide with the 30 year anniversary of Metallica’s “Black Album”.

“We are very excited about our first three announced titles,” said Jenn Haines, President of the Board of Directors of ComicsPRO. “Not only do we have Joy Operations, the first Jinxworld title being published by Dark Horse Comics, but also two incredible music-based projects, Metallica Special Edition and Apocalypse 91. The comics and music world have always been connected, but over the past few years, we’ve seen more and more titles like these, which bring new readers into comic shops, pursuing material by their favorite bands. We look forward to seeing what the other publishers announce to bring attention to the uniqueness and magic of local comic shops.”

Registration is not technically necessary to order these items, but Marco Davanzo, Executive Director of ComicsPRO, explains  “The advantage of registration is that retailers will be reminded when to order, they will get a marketing push, and customers may find them easier because they are on the map of registered storefronts.”

Publishers are invited to participate by putting the LCSD logo on items coming out on November 24th.  If you’d like to participate, please contact [email protected].

More on the special editions:

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Brian Michael Bendis, the New York Times bestselling, Peabody and multi-Eisner award winning co-creator of Miles Morales, Naomi, Jessica Jones, and Powers, teams up with scorching hot comics sensation Stephen Byrne (Wonder Twins, Legion of Superheroes) for their very first creator-owned blockbuster series.

Fifty-five years from now. Joy is an EN·VOI. A special agent of one of the JONANDO TRUST. Trusts are corporate-owned cities that are the centerpiece of modern society. She rights wrongs for the trust. She is excellent. Perfection. Hard on herself. Driven. Almost legendary in some parts. Until one day a voice pops in her head trying to get her to betray everything she has ever believed.

This meticulously-designed Akira meets All of Me journey shows us a new future like only comics can. All this and also an exclusive look behind-the-scenes and a look forward to other Jinxworld projects coming exclusively to Dark Horse.

Featuring an all-new LCSD variant cover by Tyler Boss! On sale 11/24!




Rock and Roll Biographies featuring Metallica. The Bay Area Metal scene started with Metallica in the early 80s. Now 30 years later, we pick up where this mega metal band is today! Giving a brief history of the band, we jump right into “Death Magnetic”-era Metallica going all the way to today’s “Hardwired for Self Destruction”. Includes an extensive listing of who’s played with or been in the band.



Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the landmark album Apocalypse 91: The Enemy Strikes Black with this commemorative sequel graphic anthology! Revolution Never Sleeps begins on the familiar backdrop of 1991 and explodes into far-flung futures with a series of speculative fiction stories by the industry’s leading creators, including Evan Narcisse, Regine Sawyer, Che Grayson, Troy-Jeffrey Allen, and many more! Witness revolutionaries in every millennium stand up and fight the power with a little help from the rhythms and rebels of the past.