Here's what Samurai Comics is doing to get new and young readers into comics at their store!
SAMURAI COMICS MARVEL AGE DISPLAY--
We created a Marvel Age Boutique right in the very front of our store that is the first thing that people see when they come into the store, and is highly visible to customers walking by the front of our store on their way to a neighboring business.
MARVEL AGE PROMOTION--
We really wanted to spread the word that Marvel Age comics were great for all ages. So the first thing we did was get them out to the general public....
LIBRARY SUMMER READING PROGRAM--
Samurai Comics has partnered with the Phoenix Public Library System, and the Maricopa County Libraries in the past for Teen Read Month. This time around we decided to do something even more ambitious for their Summer Reading Programs.
Samurai Comics is holding seminars on the history of comics and sequential art, as well as holding classes on creating comics at several local libraries this summer. In addition, Samurai Comics has donated a large quantity of comics and trade paperbacks to our local libraries, including, of course, Marvel Age Comics.
THIS SUMMER WE PLAN TO HAND OUT OVER 1000 MARVEL AGE SPIDER-MAN #1 AT OUR LOCAL LIBRARIES!
We even got the library branch nearest to our store to start a subscription to all of the Marvel Age titles! Every month people in our community who may have never set a foot in a comic book store will be exposed to the Marvel Age line of comics at their local library!
Perhaps the most important thing we did was ordering enough copies to last us for months. Most stores tend to order for a 6-8 week sell-through. Samurai Comics sees Marvel Age comics as being true "evergreens" in our store-- comics that we can continue to sell for months, even years, to come. And best of all, Marvel Age comics are an incredible gateway into the Marvel Universe, Through aggressively marketing and displaying Marvel Age comics Samurai continues to build new readers one at a time!