Category Archives: Store News

It only seems like 1,461 days!

Today is the fourth anniversary of the opening of Sterling Silver Comics! I recently made a long post tooting my own horn about my 30 years in the business, so rather than re-toot myself at length again, let me just thank all of you for the success of my store. Opening my own shop was something I’d been wanting to do for a long time, and it wouldn’t have gone anywhere if it weren’t for my great customers.

Thank you again, and here’s to the next four…or even forty years of serving you at Sterling Silver Comics!

Walking Dead Day on Saturday, October 13th!

Celebrate the 15th anniversary of The Walking Dead in comics, and the opening of the 9th season of the TV show, by dropping by Sterling Silver Comics this Saturday and picking up this new edition of The Walking Dead #1, made especially for the occasion! Also available are “blind bag” variants of several other issues from the run of the series, wrapped in black covers disguising which version of the cover you’re getting! Every issue a surprise!

So shamble on in and devour all these great Walking Dead goodies! See you then!

Comic Book Day at the Camarillo Library!

The Camarillo Public Library is holding Comic Book Day this Saturday, October 6th, from 11 AM through 4 PM. Costures, art displays, and a free screening of The Incredibles! Sterling Silver Comics is proud to support this even with free comics to be given away at the event, as well as prize support!

Read more about it at the official site!

Andres Salazar signng Pariah, Missouri at Sterling Silver Comics Wednesday, September 12th!

Pretty much what it says there in the headline…
Andres Salazar, author of Pariah, Missouri, will be at the shop starting at 11 AM (that’s opening time)!

He’ll be sticking around for a few hours, signing copies of his book and answering your questions and generally chatting about what it’s like to produce your own comics!

Come by and say hello to Andres Salazar…we’ll be glad to see you!

30 years of Mike!

Sometime in September of 1988, beginning my second year of college, I walked into Ralph’s Comic Corner in Ventura, CA after driving back from school, and found out that regular Ralph’s employee Ray was about to depart his employment there. “Hey, can I have his job?” I asked Ralph half-jokingly.

Thirty years later, here I am, in my own store, still selling comics! Guess I liked doing it!

It doesn’t feel like it’s been thirty years that I’ve been doing this (though my opinion may change on the days I’m struggling with the monthly new comics order). But it’s still a long time to be doing anything…I’ve seen the ups and downs of the industry over the last few decades, watched customers who starting into the shop as children grow up and have children of their own, made friends with the many people who passed through the doors.

I was there for the deaths of Superman and Robin (SPOILER: neither death stuck), I was there for the huge comics boom following the first Tim Burton Batman movie, I was there when people lined up around the shop to buy the first Image comic book Youngblood. And yes, I was there for pogs. Well, look, what can I tell you.

Anyway, what I’m trying to say is that I’ve done this a long time. And I hope to continue doing it for another thirty years…it’s been an enjoyable and rewarding job, and a lot of the reason for that is you. The customers. Some I’ve know that entire time. Some I may have only just met this week. But your enthusiasm for the medium and for the collecting hobby is always so welcome, and I am endlessly grateful that so many of you embraced my new venture when I opened my new store in Camarillo almost four years ago.

You’re the reason my store has been such a success, and the main reason I look forward to opening my shop’s front door every day. Oh, “I love comics” is the other reason, of course. I mean, you love comics too, you can’t blame me.

Thanks to all of you for all your support over the years, and to my family, friends, and girlfriend for putting up with this peculiar endeavor of mine!

See you at the shop!

Special July 4th Hours!

Our special hours for Wednesday, July 4th, will actually be our regular hours! Not only will we be open from 11 AM ’til 7 PM, but we will also have the new weekly comics delivery out and ready for sale as normal! Between holiday cookouts and not setting off any fireworks (wink wink) drop on by the shop and get the newest arrivals of all your favorite comic books! See you then…and of course have a happy and safe Fourth of July!