Say Goodbye to Mike Sale!!!

This is Mike’s last week. Even though we will still work with him store to store… we will miss him…

So This Week until Sunday we are having a HUGE SALE!!!:

New Comics, Card Games, & Supplies – Buy 4 Get one Free!!!

Everything Else – Buy 2 Get one Free!!!

Come on down and enjoy Mike’s last few days

Lets Make it memorable!!!

A special message from Mike.

Hello, everyone…this is Mike, longtime manager for Ralph’s Comic Corner and Seth’s Games and Anime. I’ve told a few of you in person at the shop, but I’m announcing it here as well that I will be leaving my job here in a couple of weeks. I am moving on to open my own shop, which you can read more about at my personal weblog where I apparently can’t shut up about it.

I came to work for Ralph in the late 1980s, leaving my previous librarian job and replacing the departing Ray (and you get special bonus points if you folks remember Ray!) and I have been slinging the funnybooks, the role playing games, the trading cards, and even the occasional pog ever since. That wasn’t all I did…I made the occasional foray into writing, such as for this short-lived music magazine, and more recently, I teamed up with a bunch of pals and wrote this parody of writing style guides (that you can buy for a whole penny on Amazon, and I promise it’s worth every cent!).

But mostly I sold comics, new and old, for a very, very long time. And I enjoyed it, even as we rode out the decline of the market in the ’90s so shortly after the Batman movie-inspired boom time of the late ’80s. And I got to know a lot of you over the years, watched a lot of you grow up, marry, and bring in your own children to discover the world of comics. I watched some of you discover comics, enjoy them for years, sort of fade out of the hobby, and then come back again. And I’ve seen plenty of you maintain your enjoyment of comics over the decades, faithfully coming in each and every week for the new arrivals, counting on us to provide you with the latest installments of your favorite series week after week, year after year. It has been my pleasure to know all of you, and I want to thank all of you for being my customers for all this time, for your kindness, your friendship, your generosity, your humor, and your patience.

I will still be in contact with Seth and Ralph on a regular basis, so if there is still any secret Mike knowledge required to keep that store running smoothly, I’ll be available to help.

Thanks once more to everyone for all of your patronage over the years. I’ll miss being at the store, but I’ll miss my customers even more.

And now, here are a bunch of pictures, mostly of me posing and pretending to read some comic or ‘nother:

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New comics for October 1st, 2014!

More great new comics this week, include the new Thor #1 you may have been hearing about, as well as the latest installment of Death of Wolverine, and the beginning of the new Green Lantern/New Gods crossover event Godhead!

And, as always, if you see it here but not in store, let us know and we’ll get it in for you lickety-split!

New comics for September 24th, 2014!

There are a whole bunch of new comics and goodies this week at Ventura County’s Best Comic Shop for 2014, including the last batch of DC’s 3D comics (including the long-awaited Harley Quinn issue), the debut of Image’s Roche Limit, the third issue of Groo Vs. Conan, the first issue of Aliens: Fire and Stone, and much, much more:

If you see anything here that you don’t happen to see in the store, just ask us and we’ll place a special order on it just for you!

Seth’s & Ralph’s: #1 Best Comic Book Store in Ventura County for 2014!

trophy2013_pThe new Best of Ventura County list has just been released by the Ventura County Reporter, and Seth’s Games and Anime/Ralph’s Comic Corner has once again taken first place in the Best Comic Book Store category!

A big thanks to everyone who voted for us…and mention the award when you come in and get an extra 10% off your purchase! (Good ’til October 7th, does not apply to consignment or held items.)

This month is the 34th anniversary of the opening of Ralph’s Comic Corner, and we here at Seth’s and Ralph’s look forward to serving everyone in Ventura County and the world for the next 34 years!

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New comics for September 17th, 2014!

What’s this? A whole new batch of comics, available at our store starting this Wednesday? Why, yes indeed, that’s exactly what it is, including the latest installment of Multiversity, the extra-sized Avengers #35, the new Superior Spider-Man, the new Elric hardcover graphic novel, and a whole lot more!

If you see anything here that you don’t happen to see in the store, just ask us and we’ll place a special order on it just for you!

New comics for September 10th, 2014!

Boy oh boy, are there a lot of comics this week…and you can find them all on our shelves when we open our doors on Wednesday! DC’s newest 3D covers are out (including Batman: Futures End #1 and New Suicide Squad #1 with Harley Quinn), the next installment of Death of Wolverine, Prometheus #1 (inspired by the movie and tying into forthcoming Aliens and Predator comics!), the long-awaited MPH #3, and much more! Also be sure to look out for the absolutely free Marvel 75th Anniversary Magazine!

If you see anything here that you don’t happen to see in the store, just ask us and we’ll place a special order on it just for you!

New comics for September 3rd, 2014!

They’re here at last…DC’s big September event, the Futures End one-shots with the swell 3D covers! Last year’s 3D books blew off the shelves faster than the eye could follow, so be sure to pop in right quick and grab your copies! Also, Death of Wolverine #1 has been unleashed, along with Deadpool and Skottie Young variants, and you can also get a free Skottie Young lithograph with purchase of any version of the comic, while supplies last!

Here’s what else you can expect when you drop by the store:

If you see anything here that you don’t happen to see in the store, just ask us and we’ll place a special order on it just for you! And as a reminder, we’re stll having big in-store sales, including our crazy 100 Comics for $5 special! See you at the shop!

New comics for August 27th, 2014!

It’s another Wednesday shipment of a bunch of great new comics, including the debut of Bob’s Burgers, the Kang & Kodos one-shot starring your favorite evil alien menaces from The Simpsons, Saga #22, Transformers Vs. G.I. Joe #2, and Superman #34 featuring the super-creative team of Geoff Johns and John Romita Jr.!

If you see anything here that you don’t happen to see in the store, just ask us and we’ll place a special order on it just for you! And don’t forget our big in-store sales, including our crazy 100 Comics for $5 special! See you at the shop!

Back To School Super Clearance!!!

Hi Everyone… I have way to many back issues… so my 50 cent books are going to be Buy 100 for 5.00 for the next few weeks. While supplies last.

I also will have a Buy 4 Get One Free sale on everything in the store other than
Brand New, and Ralph’s product.

YEA!!! Hope to see you all. Let me know what you think about the layout when you get here!!! :)

–Seth

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