Saturday, May 6th, 2017 (10:30 am - 3 pm) will be FREE COMIC BOOK DAY, and Spandex City in Charlotte, NC is your must-visit family-friendly destination!  Doors open at 10:30 am! This year, there are 50 different Free Comic Book titles*!

Subscriber Bonus - if you have an active comic book subscription with us, please enjoy the following benefits:

  • You will be able to request FREE COMIC BOOK DAY titles in advance, based on the number of active subscription titles you have. They will be held in your subscription box for you to pick up on any date you want in May (but not before Free Comic Book Day). Look out for instructions in your e-mail.
  • VIP entry! Active subscribers will be able to skip the regular store-entry line.

*limit 4 per household; while supplies last; no guarantee of availability or choice of any particular title; a "household" requires a responsible adult to be present; please do not send children unattended, as they will not be admitted without an adult

Pokemon Go is here!
Spandex City is a Pokémon Go stop! Make sure you stop by to pick up Poke-balls, Revives, Potions, and more for your Pokémon Go app. Plus, try a delicious Poke-ball float (Hershey's Old Fashioned Vanilla ice cream in a Boylan's Black Cherry soda). Maybe you'll be lucky and arrive when there is a valuable lure module attached to our stop!
DC Universe Rebirth #1 - Midnight Release on Tuesday Night!

The DC Comics Universe is about to be reborn, and you can get in at ground zero at zero hour! Spandex City will be OPEN from 11:45 pm on Tuesday, May 24th through 12:30 am on Wednesday, May 25th for a MIDNIGHT RELEASE PARTY of DC Universe Rebirth #1. This special one-shot issue will re-introduce the DC Universe to both old and new readers. Don't miss out on this chance to get midnight-release exclusive variant covers (first-come, first-served) and to possibly win some special door prizes! This is also a great time to reserve your copy and start a new subscription service with us at

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY - Saturday, May 7th

Free Comic Book Day 2016FREE COMIC BOOK DAY celebrates its 15th anniversary at Spandex City in Charlotte, NC on Saturday, May 7th, 2016! Join us from 11 am - 2 pm for lots of fun and FREE COMICS for every family. Here are some of the great things you can expect:

Visit for more details about the event and the 50 different comic titles that will be distributed.

Saturday Night Trivia has arrived!

Spandex City is happy to host weekly Trivia at our sister shop, X-tra Ball!

There is no cost to enter - just bring your friends, your trivia-filled brain, and an appetite for ice cream!

  • Prizes after every round!
  • A Spandex City themed round
  • All-ages trivia with a "kid friendly" round
  • Play by yourself or as a team (maximum of 4 per team)
  • "Puzzle challenge" side event
Star Wars Read Day is 10/10/2015

Star Wars Reads Day

Join us on Saturday, October 10th from 12:30-2:30 pm for Star Wars Reads Day! We will have family-friendly Star Wars activities, contests, and giveaways. Take part in Boba Fett's Bounty Hunt, play Star Wars Bingo, and test your knowledge of a galaxy far, far away in our Star Wars Trivia Contest! Also, enjoy Star Wars themed ice cream desserts at our sister shop, X-tra Ball!

Wear a full Star Wars costume and receive a 10% discount on all Star Wars merchandise!

9/26/2015 is BATMAN DAY

Batman Day at Spandex City

Visit Spandex City in Charlotte, NC on Saturday, September 26, 2015 for BATMAN DAY! Come in dressed as the Caped Crusader and get great discounts on Batman merchandise. Plus, the first 25 customers will receive a FREE Batman Comic Book (limit 1 per household). Get more details here.

From the Vault: Angels

From the Vault Angels

It's time for Spandex City to reward its most loyal Magic customers with a unique opportunity to get a Magic From the Vault Set for a low, low price! Want to learn more? Visit

Free Comic Book Day is May 2, 2015

Mark your calendar for the biggest store event of the year - FREE COMIC BOOK DAY on Saturday, May 2 from 11 am - 3 pm. Make sure you visit our dedicated web page for updates on this exciting family-friendly festival at Spandex City.

FREE Megaman card game decks at micro-mace!

It's almost time for another micro-mace gaming con over at X-tra Ball! This FREE event is on the first Saturday of each month, and this month's event (Feb. 7th, 6-9 pm) will feature the new Megaman card game based on the Universal Fighting System! We'll give FREE lessons, and everyone who plays through a demo will receive a FREE game deck (either Megaman or Protoman; while supplies last). Plus, as usual, one lucky participant will receive a FREE PASS to MACE, the area's largest gaming convention, put on by our friends at JustUs Productions!

Star Wars returns to Marvel Comics!

Star Wars Ongoing Series

Marvel Comics (the original publisher of Star Wars comic books) takes back the helm in 2015! Make sure you get on board with this historic first issue by adding the new Star Wars series to your subscription list at

BIG events are coming in the Marvel Universe!

This Fall's big Marvel event is "Avengers & X-Men: Axis"! Can the Avengers and the X-men reconcile their differences and finally work together to stop the greatest threat to the Marvel Universe: Red Onslaught?

Avengers & X-Men Axis

Thor's mighty hammer, Mjolnir, will have a new wielder this Fall. Who is SHE? Make sure to add "Thor" to your subscription list to find out!


Thanos returns in "Infinity #1"

Infinity #1 has finally arrived! Don't miss this earth (and galaxy) shattering event that spans the entire Marvel Universe! It's not too late to get your in-store subscription going at Spandex City...


Age of Ultron is coming!

Age of Ultron

The Age of Ultron is coming to the Marvel Universe! Don't miss this exciting 10-issue mini-series.  Add it to your subscription list today!

Cable and X-Force #1 hits the shelves Wednesday, 12/12!

If you've been checking out the Marvel NOW #1 titles so far, then you know that they have not disappointed. The ever-popular Cable returns to the regualr Marvel Universe in "Cable and X-Force #1", available for sale on Wednesday, 12/12.

Cable and X-Force #1

It's not too late to start a pull-box subscription to this title at Spandex City!  Just add the "Cable and X-Force" subscription to your cart and checkout! (If this is your first subscription title with us, make sure you also add the Subscription Security Deposit to get your in-store pull-box going!)

All-New X-Men is coming soon!

In just two weeks, All New X-Men #1 arrives! Don't miss this landmark event when Cyclops, Angel, Iceman, Beast, and Marvel Girl (the ORIGINAL X-men) from the past arrive in the present day Marvel Universe! Make sure you add this to your subscription list today!

All New X-Men

Marvel NOW is coming!

If you think "Avengers Vs. X-Men" is something special (and it is), then wait until you see the awesome new titles that are coming as part of Marvel's "NOW" initiative! It's time to set up your subscription service for these exciting titles:

Don't miss out on the #1 issues! Subscribe by September 26th to guarantee your copy.

Starting in August - 52 new #1 issues from DC comics

Just in case you hadn't noticed, the DC Universe is undergoing a complete overhaul, courtesy of the Reverse Flash!  When Flashpoint comes to its conclusion after issue #5, DC Comics will be launching 52 new #1 issues.  Some familiar titles (such as 'Action Comics' and 'Batman') will re-start at issue #1.  Other titles (such as 'Batwing' and 'Savage Hawkman') will make their debut.

It all starts with 'Justice League #1' (on sale 8/31) written by Geoff Johns and drawn by Jim Lee!

Don't miss this great opportunity to get in on the ground floor of the next era in DC Comics.  Browse all the titles and check out the cover art in our Newly Announced Comics section.

The 'Iron Age' is here!

Have you been following the 'Iron Age' mini-series from Marvel?  Most of the hype has been around 'Fear Itself', but this mini-series has one of the coolest concepts:  Dark Phoenix has returned and destroyed the Earth!  Now Iron Man must prevail in the past to save our future...

It's not too late to get in on the action!  Add 'Iron Age' to your subscription list, and we'll make sure you get Iron Age Alpha as well!

Iron Age

Flashpoint remakes the DC Universe

Have you been reading all the Flashpoint mini-series?  These are the events that lead up to the completely remade DC Universe coming in September!  Don't miss out.  The Reverse Flash has changed history, and the Flash and Booster Gold are the only ones who remember how things used to be...  How can they correct the timestream, and what will remain changed forever?  It's not too late to get all the Flashpoint issues here.

Bucks 4 Books

Don't forget!  You can bring in your previously read Graphic Novels (in good condition) and receive 25 - 40 % of the cover price in Hero Bucks! 

It doesn't matter where you bought them!

It's a great way to get some return on your prior investments.  Read the details and provisions here.

Bruce Wayne Returns!

The long wait is almost over! Bruce Wayne's return is just around the corner! Don't miss out on the two NEW ongoing Batman titles that launch later this month!  Add them to your subscription list with a few easy clicks.

DC Comics is lowering prices in January!

Great news to all DC Comics fans!  Starting in January, DC Comics will be lowering the cover price of most of their $3.99 comics to just $2.99.  Here at Spandex City, we're just as excited about that as you are.  You'll be able to enjoy all the same great stories without straining your wallet.

For the full story, you can check out the post on the DC Comics website.

Stan Lee is back with Soldier Zero!

The Publishing Event of the Year!

Stan Lee, the most colossal force in the history of comics, teams up with BOOM! Studios to deliver a brand new line of superhero comics!  The great innovator of our industry brings his inimitable talents back to the direct market in an explosive line of comics that nobody is prepared for! Half-Human. Half-Alien. All Weapon.

In this first ongoing series, Soldier Zero, Stan teams up with critically acclaimed writer Paul Cornell (Action Comics, Doctor Who) and artist Javier Pina (Superman, Batman) for a dramatic, action-packed superhero scorcher. When an alien parasite falls to Earth, wheelchair-bound college student Stewart Travers becomes infected, and goes through super-human changes that no mortal could imagine. Forced into a galactic war that's chosen Earth as the battlefield, Stewart defends the front line as... Soldier Zero!

Subscribe to this exciting new ongoing series here!

Bruce Wayne Returns!

Hey DC Comics fans! We've all been waiting and watching as Bruce Wayne travels through the timestream to return to Gotham City. In October, a series of exciting one-shots will set up the new status quo for the Dark Knight. You can easily subscribe to all the one-shots so you don't miss a beat! Just subscribe to Bruce Wayne: The Road Home, and you'll get it all, including the finale, "Batman: The Return #1"

Also, a threat from beyond the stars brings the World's Greatest Heroes together with the World's Newest Heroes to stop a globe-spanning invasion of Earth in this 6-issue miniseries! DC Comics' JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA joins forces with Teshkeel Comics' THE 99 to create an unstoppable army of super-powered beings the likes of which the world - and comic shops - have never seen before!  Add JLA/The 99 to your subscription list today!

X-Men #1 is coming!

Hey Marvel Fans! If you thought Avengers #1 was cool, then you won't want to miss X-Men #1, which goes on sale Thursday, July 8th. Don't miss out on your copy! Add it to your subscription list before we put it out on the shelves!

Brightest Day #1 and War of the Supermen #1

It's a big day in the DC Universe! The War of the Supermen begins today, and Brightest Day #1 also hits the shelves. Don't miss out on your chance to get a FREE White Lantern Corps ring with Brightest Day #1! Also, we still have some Green, Yellow, Red, Black, and Violet lantern rings left. Don't miss out!

Also, if you haven't signed up for 'Return of Bruce Wayne' yet, now is the time to do it, before our pre-order sells out!

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X-Men Second Coming is coming!

Calling all mutant-lovers!  This is the big X-Men event of 2010 -- X-Men Second Coming.  It kicks off in March with its own mini-series, and ties in to all the X-titles, such as Uncanny X-Men, X-Factor, X-Men Legacy, X-Force, and New Mutants.  The Marvel mutant universe is going to change forever based on this major event, so don't miss out!

Spandex City is making it easy for you.  Just add X-Men Second Coming (with all tie-ins) to your subscription list, and we'll automatically pull all the tie-in issues for you, even if you don't subscribe to those individual titles. 

Also, if you need to get caught up at all, you should check out the graphic novel colections of House of M and X-Men Messiah Complex, where this whole mess began!

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The Siege on Asgard has begun!

What's going on in the Marvel Universe?  The question is, what ISN'T?  SHIELD and Nick Fury are out of the picture, and H.A.M.M.E.R., SHIELD's replacement, is fully under the control of Norman Osborne (yes, the former Green Goblin!).  Osborne has created his own super-team of Avengers to protect America and the world, but how did he get Spider-Man, Ms. Marvel, Wolverine, and Hawkeye (amongst others) to be on his team?

Meanwhile, Thor has re-created Asgard floating 12 feet above the ground in the middle of Oklahoma.

Now, Norman Osborne's agenda is to lay waste to Asgard, and he is determined to pit superhumans against the Asgardian gods themselves!  Siege is the Marvel event of the year, and it has its own mini-series, along with numerous tie-ins across titles such as Dark Avengers, Thunderbolts, Ms. Marvel, Invincible Iron Man, Captain America, and Thor.

Siege Issue#1 hit the shelves last week, along with many of the tie-ins, but we''ve still got them here at Spandex City, so you won't miss out on any of the action!  Also, if you need to get caught up, we've also got the Siege Prelude trade paperback in stock and on sale.  It contains the most essential parts of the back-story to this huge event, incuding the formation of the Dark Avengers.

To get in on ALL the Siege action, including all tie-ins, just click here.

If you just need the 4-issue Siege mini-series without the tie-ins, click here.

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After Blackest Night, get ready for Brightest Day!

As Blackest Night, one of the most far-reaching and successful events in DC Comics history gets ready to come to a close, it's time to prepare for Brightest Day, a brand new bi-weekly ongoing series.  Brightest Day will launch with issue #0 on April 15th, and will crossover with some other DC titles during the launch, including the all-new ongoing Flash monthly series.  Other titles with Brightest Day tie-ins are Green Lantern, Green Lantern Corps, and Justice League of America.  Don't miss out on this one!  We've set up a convenient one-stop crossover subscription for you.  Just add the title 'Brightest Day (all related)' to your subscription list, and you won't miss a single issue of this DC event.  Also, show off your inner superhero with these great Brightest Day t-shirts, in sizes ML, XL, and XXL.

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