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:
The 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!
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!!!
Anime and DVD Individual Discs – 40% Off
Anime Movies & Complete DVD Seasons – 20% Off
Board & Deck Building Games – 20% Off
Card Game Boosters – Buy 4 Get 1 Free
Card Game Boxes (in stock only) – 40% Off
Card Game Singles – 25% Off
Comic Book Back Issues (Seth Issues) – 40% Off
Console Games 10.00 & over Buy 2 Get 1 Free
Console Games 9.99 & under – 40% Off
Console Systems – 30% Off
Graphic Novels – Buy 3 Get 1 Free
Heroclix Boosters & Single Figures -25% Off
Legos – 30% Off
Manga – Buy 2 Get 1 Free
Kids Stuff (My Little Pony / Adventure Time Stuff) – 20% Off
Posters – Buy 2 Get 1 Free
Role Playing Games – 20% Off
Star Wars Figures – 25% Off
Statues – 25% Off
Supplies – Buy 5 Get 1 Free
Toys – Buy 2 Get 1 Free
T-shirts – 13.00 Each
Warhammer Miniatures – 40% Off
Warmachine Miniatures – 40% Off
Ralph and Seth’s Epic Garage Sale – Sunday July 13th
Alley Behind 2379 East Main Street Ventura Ca 93003
Starting 8 AM until 11:30AM or so this Sunday!!! Visit our back alley behind the store and get some amazing deals on Comics, Toys, Accessories, Furniture, Novels, Board Games, Console stuff, Posters, and Hundreds of Graphic Novels, and a Arcade game cabinet!!!
Attend and get a special coupon sheet for our upcoming sale offering extra bonuses and discounts on items we normally rarely discount.
Call 805-653-2732 if you have questions.
We’ll be open at our regular time of 11 AM, and we will stick around as long as we have customers! We will be here at least until 4 PM, but may stay longer if you demand it! If we’re open when the Pokemon and Magic tournaments are scheduled, and folks are here to play in those games, then Pokemon and Magic tournaments we shall have!
If it’s after 4 and you’re not sure if we’re going to be around, give us a call at 805-653-2732 and we’ll let you know!
Have a happy 4th!
We all just kinda decided we needed to clear out some old stuff to make room for new stuff, so starting shortly after we open today, we’re going to have a sidewalk sale! Lots of comics and other goodies, at blow-out prices! Drop by if you can!
Paul Jamison, creator and writer of the new independent comic book Paragon, is coming back to sign copies of Paragon #2 and his brand-new title Lady Phenom #1 at Seth’s ‘n’ Ralph’s on Wednesday, May 28th, starting at 11:00 AM!
Come by and say hello to Paul, and be sure to check out his official website at the Superhero Network!