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Jan. 15th, 2015


Big Finish Audio Subscriptions

The 2014-2015 Holiday season seems to have put some things off their normal stride in some areas, and, among these things, our shipment from Big Finish for December shipped instead in early January this time.

That shipment has just arrived, and all subscription parcels were just mailed. However, as part of the somewhat late arrival this time, we were only just informed Big Finish is no longer furnishing subscriber bonuses. From Big Finish: "There was no bonus release for 2014 and there will not be any more of these going forward...."

We are told to expect yet another shipment from Big Finish next week, if all runs as they plan, and hope to have the next main series audio, and many others besides, to ship to customers then.

As always, thank you for your support.

Michael Salvo & Patty Cryan
Mike's Comics

Aug. 27th, 2013


MORE NEW ARRIVALS - Week ending 31 August 2013.

This week we received new titles and restocked audio adventures from Big Finish Productions.

We also received new action figures and mini-figures from Underground Toys.


First up is the long-awaited action figure release of “classic series” companion Ace; this is the 2013 SDCC [Comic-Con International] DOCTOR WHO exclusive.

ace-580Ace travelled with Sylvester McCoy’s incarnation, The Seventh Doctor, during the show’s final year before its cancellation in 1989.

She consistently polls as a favourite companion in fan polls, and has enjoyed an extended run in the ”New Adventures” books by Virgin Publishing and the ongoing audio adventures from Big Finish.

We also received the newest assortment of mini-figure “blind packs” from Character Builders.

This assortment of DOCTOR WHO mini-figures is in honor of the 50th anniversary of the world’s longest-running science fiction serial!


Each pack is sold separately; because these are “blind packs”, the distribution of Doctors within the assortment is random. Buy a pack and cross your fingers for your favourite Doctor!


The newest entry in the DOCTOR WHO monthly range of audio adventures is # 176, "Starlight Robbery", written by Matt Fitton. This features Sylvester McCoy as The Seventh Doctor, along with Stuart Milligan as Garundel, Dan Starkey as Sergeant Gredd/Asallis, and Christian Edwards as Will Arrowsmith.


Synopsis: Garundel Galactic, a secret arms auction run by Garundel himself, is selling illicit killing machines. Blasters, missiles, bombs and tanks – if you have got the credits, then Garundel has the kill-sticks.

The Doctor is an old acquaintance of Garundel, and he – along with Klein and Will – have set their sights on his black market arms fair. How will they mange to pull off this particular heist right beneath the noses of Garundel and his Sontaran clients?


The Companion Chronicles #8.02, The Alchemists, was written by Ian Potter. It features Carole Ann Ford as Susan Foreman, granddaughter of The First Doctor, and Wayne Forester as Pollitt.


Synopsis: In 1930′s Berlin Hitler and his National Socialist party are in the ascendant – and the TARDIS is landing. Susan joins the Doctor, and together they join some of the greatest minds in science: Einstein, Planck, Wigner, Schrodinger, and Heisenberg. These are the scientists who will build the future of Earth, but the Doctor has brought something with him that could threaten the course of history itself. . .


Blake’s 7: The Liberator Chronicles continues with Volume 5, featuring three new stories.

“Logic”, written by Simon Guerrier, where Astat Constable’s ordinary life is thrown into chaos when an intruder changes everything forever.

“Risk Management” by Una McCormack has Blake and Jenna aiding the planet of Sutskar, where the sale of rare Galveston crystals is vital to the planet’s future and only brokered by Roj Blake.

"Three" by James Goss tells the tale of journalist Cullen who is about to land the scoop of his lifetime – an interview Supreme Commander Servalan herself.


Returning to our shelves after far too long an absence is the audiobook version of perennial favourite Robert Shearman’s story collection LOVE SONGS FOR THE SHY AND CYNICAL.

Synopsis: The first love song in the world, as composed by a pig in the Garden of Eden…
The Devil, alarmed when his hobby of writing romantic fiction begins to upstage his day job…
A man finding love with someone who has an allergy to his happiness, another losing love altogether when his wife gives him back his heart in a Tupperware box…

By turns macabre and moving, horrific and laugh-out-loud funny, Robert Shearman’s short stories come from a place just to the left of the corner of your eye.


Thank you, as always, for your support.

---Michael & Patty
Mike's Comics

Nov. 29th, 2012


Scarifyers #8 In Stock!

We've just received the latest release in The Scarifyers series, along with a special deal from the UK production company who makes it, Cosmic Hobo Productions.

So, to help those of you who have been missing out on this fantastic series to convince you to get a great Holiday present for yourselves, we've dropped price per title AGAIN on the set, most of the backlist of the series, and we've given our all-time best price on the new release, The Thirteen Hallows! And, remember, for US customers, media mail shipping and handling for the set is FREE, like it is for all audio and book orders over $75.00, so compare price out there, and it's no contest.

For all you audiophiles out there, you're missing something good if you aren't picking this one up!

Thank you, as always, for your support.

---Michael & Patty
Mike's Comics

Jan. 2nd, 2011


NEW ARRIVALS, Week ending 31 December 2010 - Bernice Summerfield.

We have received the latest audio titles from Big Finish Productions as of Friday, December 31st, and have filled all subscriber orders. We welcome new orders and want list for these titles and for other product lines.

The newest Bernice Summerfield audio is #11.04, DEAD MAN'S SWITCH. Our price is US$13.00.

Other titles in the Bernice Summerfield line of audio drama titles can be found online at http://www.mikescomics.com/CD1C.html, and on the shelves at Annie's Book Stop of Worcester.

Thank you, as always, for your support.

---Michael & Patty
Mike's Comics

Nov. 27th, 2010


ANNOUNCEMENT: Our sale is live!

It's here! Plenty of markdowns on your favourite science fiction merchandise, just in time for the season of giving.

The sale runs from 12Noon Eastern US Time today, Saturday 27 November 2010, through Saturday 4 December 2010, cutting off at 9PM Eastern US Time for phone orders or e-mail orders [as always we will confirm timestamps for messages, for your convenience].

The sale page can be found at http://www.mikescomics.com/TOYS2N.html, and will be updated through the week with additions and specials, including audio material, books, etc.

Thank you for all you do to support us, and to help us serve you all through the year.

Very truly yours,
Michael Salvo & Patty Cryan
Mike's Comics

Feb. 9th, 2010


RECENT ARRIVALS, February 2010 - Part One.

We thank you all for your patience regarding our recent troubles with telephone lines and its impact on communications with our customers.

Mike's Comics has received a wide variety of products in the last few weeks. Here is a brief rundown, which will be elaborated upon in subsequent posts:

1] The Classics Wave 2 assortment of DOCTOR WHO action figures from Character Options / Underground Toys. All Advance Orders on these have been filled; we are currently sold out of the Earthshock Cyberman figure. Additional orders for the other figures - Voc Robot, Ice Warrior, Deadly Assassin Master, Robot Mummy and Morbius Monster - are welcome.

2] Assorted audio drama titles from Big Finish Productions and audiobook titles from BBC Audiobooks America, set in the DOCTOR WHO and TORCHWOOD universe. All subscriber orders have been filled and additional orders are welcome.

3] Several new releases of the classic and current series of DOCTOR WHO on DVD and on BluRay. All Advance Orders on these titles have been filled, and additional orders are welcome.

4] DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE #418. All subscriber orders have been filled and additional orders are welcome.

Thank you, as always, for your support.

---Michael and Patty
Mike's Comics

Dec. 15th, 2009


Holiday Sale 2009, Part Three - Deck the halls with audio adventures!

Our thanks to everyone who got in touch about our sale this past weekend [see http://mikescomics.livejournal.com/56494.html and http://mikescomics.livejournal.com/56676.html].

We are putting even more things on sale this week! From now until 9PM Eastern Time on DECEMBER 21ST, the following items are on sale...


* GALLIFREY 1.1 & 1.2 [sold as a pair] - $14.99

* JUDGE DREDD CHRONICLES #'s 1 through 3 - $10.99 each

The United States Postal Service states that December 22nd is the last day they will guarantee arrival by the 25th for Overnight Express Mail, and that Priority Mail packages between now and then may take additional time to be delivered, so if you wish to purchase these as holiday gifts, don't delay!

You must cite this post to get these prices. We can be reached via telephone or by e-mail; see http://www.mikescomics.com for details.

As always, thank you for your support.

---Michael & Patty
Mike's Comics

Dec. 11th, 2009


ANNOUNCEMENT - Holiday Sale 2009!

Just in time to help you with last-minute shopping for your holiday needs, we are running a sale on our used items!

From now until Sunday, December 13th at 9PM EASTERN TIME, we will be offering a 10% discount on items on our used pages for BLAKE'S 7, DARK SHADOWS, DOCTOR WHO, THE PRISONER, RED DWARF, SAPPHIRE & STEEL, STAGATE, 2000AD, and more!

Your discount will increase to 20% on a purchase of $200.00 or more from the items on these pages.















* 2000AD


* Miscellaneous Sale Items


And feel free to do your shopping at our main site at http://www.mikescomics.com

Thank you, as always, for your support.

---Michael & Patty
Mike's Comics
Worcester, MA, USA

Oct. 26th, 2009


Site Down

We just went to review our site for some updates, and see it is down completely, along with the site for our web host.

Please bear with us as we investigate this situation, and work to bring our site back up as soon as possible.

Meantime, please also feel free to write us at salvom@prodigy.net with any comments or questions!

Finally, because we know some will ask, we did just send out a large number of Big Finish audio subscriber orders today, and those will include TWO issues of Big Finish's VORTEX magazine as well as supplemental offers being made ONLY to subscribers. These offers will include special prices for audios, subscriptions, and sets, and are the best prices we've offered in some time, or ever, on many of these titles, so be careful to look those over, and take advantage while the offer is available!

And, as always, thanks to everyone for your continued interest and support!

- - Michael & Patty

Oct. 25th, 2009


MORE NEW AND RECENT ARRIVALS, Week ending 24 October 2009.

Continued from our previous note.

We now have in stock the two most recent releases in the STARGATE audio series.

* STARGATE SG-1: Lines of Communication [BF#2.5], starring Gary Jones as Chief Master Sergeant Walter Harriman.

* STARGATE ATLANTIS: Meltdown [BF#2.6], starring David Nykl as Dr. Radek Zelenka.

Even more science fiction goodies to appear in our next note.

---Michael & Patty
Mike's Comics

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