February 2024 Sale!

Every weekday in February we’re discounting a particular category, so come in and stock up on your favorites, grab an early birthday present for your spring-born pal, or try something new!

Th Feb 1 – 20% off all back issues!
F Feb 2 – 20% off all Deadpool SC & HCs!

M Feb 5 – 20% off all action figures & statues!
T Feb 6 – 20% off all DC Comics SC & HCs!
W Feb 7 – 20% off all Young Adult SC & HCs!
Th Feb 8 – 20% off all Manga SC & HCs!
F Feb 9 – 20% off all Horror SC & HCs!

M Feb 12 – 20% off all New & Recent single comics! (yes, includes Facsimiles)
T Feb 13 – 20% off all Marvel Comics SC & HCs!
W Feb 14 – Buy a $50 gift card, get a $10 gift card! (can’t be used in Feb ‘24)
Th Feb 15 – 20% off all Graphic Novel Sets/Instant Collections!
F Feb 16 – 20% off all Non-Fiction SC & HCs!

Feb 19 – 20% off all Sci-Fi SC & HCs!
Feb 20 – 20% off all Alternative SC & HCs!
Feb 21 – All posters just $3 each!
Feb 22 – 20% off all Humor SC & HCs!
Feb 23 – ENCORE! 20% off all DC Comics SC & HCs!

M Feb 26 – ENCORE! 20% off all New & Recent single comics! (yes, includes Facsimiles)
T Feb 27 – ENCORE! 20% off all back issues!
W Feb 28 – 20% off all Fantasy SC & HCs!
Th Feb 29 – ENCORE! 20% off all Marvel SC & HCs!

In-store only. Art Books excluded. Snow? If Somerville gets more than 2 inches of snow, that day’s discount is added to the next day! Call or email with questions!

Maris Wicks / Astronauts @ Hub Comics – December 5th, 2023

Local cartoonist Maris Wicks drew the wonderful graphic novel, Astronauts: Women on the Final Frontier (written by Jim Ottaviani), and it was set for a February 2020 debut. But you all know what happened in March 2020, and Wicks didn’t get to launch (ha!) the book as intended. And so Hub Comics has chosen Tuesday, December 5th at 7pm as our day and time to celebrate it, and this is your chance to attend an illuminating talk about this book and Wicks’ process!

Maris Wicks is the author and artist of two other non-fiction graphic novels: Human Body Theater and Science Comics: Coral Reefs. She also illustrated the graphic novel Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas (written by Jim Ottaviani); and the children’s books Dragon Bones (written by Sarah Glenn Marsh) and You and the Bowerbird (written by Maria Gianferrari).

Your $13 ticket gets you a signed copy of Astronauts, but seating is limited! Stop by the store, call (617) 718-0987, or email hubcomics [at] gmail [dot] com!

WHEN: Tuesday December 5th / seating begins at 6:45pm / event starts at 7pm

MICE 2023 Preview Mixer

One week before the Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo join us for the MICE 2023 Preview Mixer at Hub Comics! That’s Sunday, September 24th from 4pm to 6pm in Union Square, Somerville! Mingle with local comics creators and MICE organizers, thrill to the announcement of the MICE mini-grant winners, and snack and sip tasty food and drink! With short presentations from the award-winning creators. Tickets are free — find the party’s Eventbrite page here.

Masks are optional, but we’ll have some at the shop. Here’s a bit of last year’s party:

Dan Mazur Talks Comics and History – Tuesday, July 18th @7pm

Dan Mazur, local comics maker, global comics historian, and co-founder of the Boston Comics Rountable and MICE, will talk comics and history on Tuesday, July 18th at 7pm at Hub Comics! Come for a fun and informative slideshow and chat as Mazur presents his newest graphic novels, Hannabell Hobb and Her Horrible Heads (Ninth Art Press) and Lunatic: A Wordless Story (Fanfare/Ponent Mon).

Ask Dan about self-publishing, getting published, his drawing process, and co-authoring a major book on comic book history around the world! See you Tuesday, July 18th at 7pm!

This event is free, but seating is limited.

Green Line Extension complete

This is more Somerville community news than direct Hub Comics news, but it still affects us, and makes the shop easier to visit, so we wanted to trumpet the announcement. You may recall that the E Line now comes to Union Square, just three blocks from Hub Comics. (We covered it — the first train, the ribbon-cutting ceremony, and how easy it is to walk to the shop from Union Square station — in our weekly video updates.)

This morning before 5am, the first Green Line train departed Tufts/Medford for Lechmere and beyond. That means the rest of the GLX, the MBTA Green Line Extension, is complete! In fact, five new Green Line stations opened today in Medford and Somerville!

Up until now, someone at Tufts could might walk to Davis Square and take the 87 train to one block within Hub Comics, but now they can take the E Line from Tufts, past Ball Square and Magoun Square, hop off at Gilman Square behind City Hall and the high school, and walk down the hill to Hub Comics! This is all good news for Somerville residents that nearly the entire city is within a 12-minute walk of a subway station. The T estimates the Medford branch will service 50,000 riders a day, and we invite all of them to shop Hub Comics!

[Post slightly edited for clarity on 16 December 2022]

MICE Preview Party 2022

While the Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo is moving to a new venue for this year, the MICE Preview Party is still at Hub Comics! Rather than a night-before event as in the past, our MICE Preview Party is the weekend prior, Sunday October 16th from 4pm to 7pm! RSVP here!

Featuring Mini-Grant Winners, new comics debuting at the show, and MICE’s local Special Guests: Dave Ortega, Alex Graudins, Joel Christian Gill and Marika McCoola.

While the interior of our shop has greatly changed since our 2020-2021 renovation, above are images from our most recent, pre-pandemic MICE Preview Parties to give you a sense.

Elizabeth Pich reads FUNGIRL Tuesday, Sept. 20th at 6pm

Author/artist Elizabeth Pich, whose wonderful and bonkers Fungirl got Coca-Cola to drop its logo from the Fungirl Free Comic Book Day offering last year, will be at Hub Comics on Tuesday, September 20th at 6pm! All the way from Germany!

(The FCBD single was an excerpt of the full-color, 256 page hardcover Fungirl graphic novel that you should definitely buy.)

Pich will present, per publisher Silver Sprocket, a “super fun weird reading with special effects and commercial breaks and stuff.” Come out and see this cool guest at what is certainly the only Massachusetts stop on her September 2022 East Coast American Tour!