Collector's Paradise

Collector's Paradise

7131 Winnetka Ave.
Winnetka, CA 91306

Phone Number
(818) 999-9455
E-Mail
store@comicsandcards.net
Website
http://www.comicsandcards.net/
Twitter
@cparadize
Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/CP.Canoga.Park
Hours
Sunday: noon - 5 p.m.
Monday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Tuesday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Wednesday: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Thursday: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Current & Upcoming Events

Elephantmen 10th Anniversary Signing
Aug. 23, 2017

Guest: Richard Starkings

Richard Starkings, acclaimed comic strip letterer and writer/creator of Elephantmen (published by Image Comics), appears at Collector’s Paradise from NOON to Closing on Wednesday, August 23rd to celebrate the series’ 10th Anniversary.

Past Events

Iceman #1 Signings
June 7, 2017

Guest: Sina Grace

SINA GRACE signs at both Collector’s Paradise stores on Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Join us as we celebrate release of the following books:

– ICEMAN #1 from Marvel
– WALKING DEAD #168 PRIDE MONTH Variant from Image Comics
– NOTHING LASTS FOREVER GN from Image Comics

PASADENA store : 12pm – 2pm
VALLEY store : 6pm – 8pm

Seven to Eternity Signing
Feb. 18, 2017

Guest: Rick Remender

Writer Rick Remender (Black Science, Deadly Class, Low, Tokyo Ghost) appears at Collector’s Paradise on Saturday, February 18, 2017 from noon till 2:00 PM to sign the trade collection of Seven to Eternity.

Seven to Eternity Signing
Feb. 18, 2017

Guest: Rick Remender

Writer Rick Remender (Black Science, Deadly Class, Low, Tokyo Ghost) appears at Collector’s Paradise on Saturday, February 18, 2017 from noon till 2:00 PM to sign the trade collection of Seven to Eternity.

Black Road Signing
Feb. 1, 2017

Guest: Garry Brown

Artist Garry Brown (The Massive, The Accused) signs at Collector’s Paradise on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Image Comics!

Jeff Steinberg #1 Release Party
Aug. 6, 2016

Guests: Joshua Hale Fialkov, Tony Fleecs

Joshua Hale Fialkov and Tony Fleecs appear at Collector’s Paradise on Saturday, August 6, 2016 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM to celebrate the release of JEFF STEINBERG: CHAMPION OF EARTH #1!

Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy Signing
June 11, 2016

Guest: Chynna Clugston Flores

Writer Chynna Clugston-Flores appears at Collector’s Paradise on June 11, 2016 from noon till 3:00 PM to sign the first issue of Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy! The store has an exclusive variant cover by Kat Leyh limited to 500 copies.

Detective Comics #934 Signing
June 8, 2016

Guest: James Tynion IV

Writer James Tynion IV signs at Collector’s Paradise on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM!

James is a really well known name in the comic book industry in the last few years, with DC books like Batman/TMNT, Hellblazer, Detective Comics, Batman Eternal, as well as his own, critically acclaimed series from Boom Studios!, THE WOODS, which is AMAZING!!! And now he’s re-launching Detective Comics with it’s original numbering intact and a really clever new premise for the series.

DETECTiVE COMICS #934
“RISE OF THE BATMEN” Chapter One
An unknown predator begins outdoing Batman, taking down dangerous threats with military precision. It’s up to the Dark Knight and series costar Batwoman to rally and train the young heroes of Gotham City to end this mysterious threat!

WHAT NOW: Batman and Batwoman begin training Spoiler, Red Robin and Cassandra Cain, but is the villainous Clayface ready for redemption?

Deadpool Signing
May 28, 2016

Guest: Scott Koblish

Artist Scott Koblish appears at Collector’s Paradise on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM!

Scott Koblish is an accomplished comic book artist, having worked for both Marvel & DC on titles such as Deadpool, X-Men, Elektra, Punisher, Final Crisis, Huntress / Power Girl, Forever People, Omac, and MANY MANY more, over 500 issues of comics so far. In the last few years, his name has been associated with everything Deadpool, both on the regular series and several mini-series. Just this month, Scott has three issues of Deadpool coming out: Deadpool: Masacre, Deadpool: The Last Days of Magic and Deadpool #12 of the regular series. Scott Koblish IS DEADpool.

FCBD: Spectrum #0 Signing
May 7, 2016

Guests: Shannon Eric Denton, P.J. Haarsma, Alan Tudyk

Alan Tudyk, PJ Haarsma, and Shannon Eric Denton sign the comic Spectrum #0 from the web-series Con Man at Collector’s Paradise on Saturday May 7, 2016 from 1:30 PM till 2:30 PM for Free Comic Book Day!

Sirens Signing
Sept. 17, 2014

Guest: George Perez

George Perez appears at Collector’s Paradise on Wednesday September 17th from 6:00 – 8:00 PM as part of the the SIRENS launch tour with an EXCLUSIVE VARIANT COVER, featuring Diana Knight, (who will be joining Mr. Perez at the event), limited to just 500 copies.

Marc Silvestri Signing
Sept. 6, 2014

Guest: Marc Silvestri

Collector’s Paradise 20th Anniversary Celebration starts in style as we welcome a very long time friend of the store, artist extraordinaire and founder of Top Cow Productions, Inc., Marc Silvestri. Collector’s Paradise has always had a fantastic relationship with Marc and the rest of Top Cow. Dozens of Signings over the last 20 years, including two previous signings with Marc.

Mr. Silvestri has agreed to raffle off two sketches. For every $20 spent on Top Cow Productions or Image Comics comics or Graphic Novels, you will get a Raffle Ticket.

In addition to the signing, that day is the first day of the Weekly Sale, with ANYTHING in the store, besides Comics & Graphic Novels being 25% OFF.

Free Comic Book May
May 3, 2014 to May 31, 2014

It all starts on May 3, with fantastic artists in each store doing FREE Sketches for kids. Adults, you may be asked to get in the back of the line, or pay artists for sketches, this is a day for kids to get into the fantastic world of comics and art with an awesome original piece of art. Every Saturday in May we will feature different events, as well as our continuing Free Comics Giveaway using our STAMP CARD (see site) as well as a different themed sale. The fun never stops in May.

Adventure Time Art Day
May 17, 2014

Guest: Kassandra Heller

Nothing says “fun” like drawing, and the smash cartoon hit Adventure Time! So Hero Initiative and the West Valley Family YMCA are teaming up for a kid-centric Adventure Time Art Day, sponsored by KaBOOM!, publishers of the Adventure Time comic book! The event takes place on Saturday, May 17, 2014 from noon till 2:00 p.m. at Collector’s Paradise!

For $25, kids will get:

• Art lessons from REAL comic book artists!

• Your OWN real mini-comic book drawing board and crayons!

• An Adventure Time issue wrapped in a Get-a-Sketch cover with an original sketch from one of our artists!

• One piece of pizza and drink!

This special event is for the under-18 crowd, but parents are CERTAINLY invited to hang out and watch their kids have a great time as well! Space is limited, so we strongly suggest getting your tickets in advance, available right now and ONLY at Collector’s Paradise.

Artists in attendance will include Hannah Nance Partlow (Adventure Time: Candy Capers) and Kassandra Heller (Adventure Time), and MORE! Don’t miss it!

Hellboy Day
March 22, 2014

March 22 marks the twentieth anniversary of Mike Mignola's career-defining release of Hellboy: Seed of Destruction #1. After the character's somewhat humble beginnings in an eight-page feature in Dark Horse's San Diego Comic-Con Comics special, Seed of Destruction would begin the long life of the beloved "beast of the apocalypse."

In December, Dark Horse declared that March 22, 2014, would be Hellboy Day, with events happening in comic shops around the world!

Young Comic Readers Day
Sept. 14, 2013

Guests: Mike Kunkel, Aaron Sowd, Chris Moreno, Tony Fleecs

Mike Kunkel, Chris Moreno, Tony Fleecs, Scott Rogers, and Aaron Sowd sign at Collectors Paradise on Saturday September 14th from noon till 3pm!Hero Initiative and Collector’s Paradise present Young Comic Reader Day at Collector’s Paradise San Fernando Valley store.

Joining Hero and the store will be the following creators (others interested please contact Collector’s Paradise):
- Mike Kunkel – Herobear & the Kid, Billy Batson & The Magic of Shazam
- Tony Fleecs – My Little Pony
- Chris Moreno – Toy Story
- Scott Rogers – BedBug
- Aaron Sowd – artist, Simpsons Ride @ Universal, Clone Wars, Hoodwinked

At the store, all artists will be doing FREE sketches to anyone who signs up for Hero Initiative’s Ralphs Club program. Hero Initiative is a fantastic charity that needs funds to operate, and the Ralphs Club program allows them to receive funds on an ongoing basis without any cost to yourself. A percentage of every purchase you make as a registered Hero Initiative Ralphs Club member will go directly to this great charity organization.

In addition to the creators, we’ll have:

- Spider-Man in costume – Everyone’s favorite costumed character, who is our frequent guest for Free Comic Book Day, has promised to swing by and take photos with the kids.
- Prizes for any kids who come to the event wearing comic book-related costumes.
- All kinds of snacks and beverages for the kids.

Free Comic Book Day Signings
May 4, 2013

Guests: J. Michael Straczynski, Philip Tan, Rahsan Ekedal, Andy Suriano, Eric Basaldua, Troy Peteri

J. Michael Strazcynski, Philip Tan, Rahsan Ekedal, and more sign at Collector’s Paradise on on Saturday May 4, 2013 for Free Comic Book Day!!

Press Release:

Collector’s Paradise FREE COMIC BOOK DAY Signing event is from 12pm to 3pm, while the sale and free comics are from 11am to 7pm, regular store hours. This year, in addition to the FREE Books, we’ll be hosting the following talented creators:

J. Michael Strazcynski – Creator of Babylon 5 TV Show, creator/writer of the hot new series TEN GRAND, as well as Rising Stars, Midnight Nation, writer on Superman Earth One HCs, Amazing Spider-Man, Thor, and Superman.

Philip Tan – Artist on DC’s NEW 52 Savage Hawkman, and the new Masters of the Universe series, as well as Uncanny X-Men, Spawn, Batman & Robin, and many more.

Rahsan Ekedal – artist on the hot new series THINK TANK, as well as Top Cow’s ECHOES and Pilot Season, Solomon Kane, Creepy and DC’s The Unexpected.

Andy Suriano – artist on DC’s Batman Brave & The Bold, Image Comics’ Charlatan’s Ball and Doc Bizarre MD, as well as an amazing animator.

Rick Basaldua – a fantastic inker on many projects from Top Cow (Artifacts, Magdalena, Darkness), as well as Marc Silvestri’s run on HULK.

Troy Peteri – an accomplished letterer, working with J. Michael Straczynski on TEN GRAND, as well as past projects, plus many titles in the Top Cow library of books.

Star Wars: Legacy Phantom Variant Release Party
March 23, 2013

Guests: Dave Wilkins, Gabriel Hardman, Corinna Sara Bechko

Join us for an amazing Saturday Event at the Winnetka store, as we welcome the creative team on the brand new Star Wars LEGACY title from Dark Horse Comics, writer/artist Gabriel Hardman (Hulk, Agents of Atlas, Planet of the Apes) and writer Corinna Bechko (Heathentown, Planet of the Apes), plus the amazing cover artist for the issue, Dave Wilkins, whose prints have been a mainstay of our Gallery for years.

MUCH MORE details to come but we will have an EXCLUSIVE Variant and an EXCLUSIVE Print plus Gabriel Hardman will draw sketches for the first 20 people in line, so come early, trust me, Gabriel’s sketches are RIDICULOUS!!!

Viva LOST VEGAS Release Party: Jim McCann & Janet Lee!
March 9, 2013

Guests: Jim McCann, Janet Lee

PHANTOM VARIANT (only place in LA to get one)

VEGAS STYLE CARD GAMES (win prizes by playing poker)

COSTUME PARTY (with prizes for those that go ALL OUT)

ALCOHOL (for those over the ripe old age of 21)

There is a LOT more very cool details to come but for now, this is where you RSVP for the coolest VEGAS style party in town, with Jim McCann (Mind the Gap, Hawkeye, Dapper Men) and Janet Lee (Dapper Men, Emma).

7-10pm

Uncanny X-Force & Sacrifice Launch Party
Jan. 23, 2013

Collector's Paradise invites you to the official Los Angeles DOUBLE RELAUNCH PARTY for two of the hottest comic books of 2013: UNCANNY X-FORCE and SACRIFICE! Come celebrate with rising sensation Sam Humphries (writer, ULTIMATES, OUR LOVE IS REAL) and superstar Danny Miki (inker, AVENGERS, UNCANNY X-MEN) as two of Los Angeles' top talents break open the world of MUTANT NINJA NOIR!

January 23rd is the date for UNCANNY X-FORCE, by Sam Humphries, Ron Garney, and Danny Miki -- the new mutant ninja noir X-Men comic book, part of the blockbuster MARVEL NOW! initiative. It's also the date for SACRIFICE issue 4 by Sam Humphries and Dalton Rose, the return of the critically-acclaimed, smash-hit indie comic about Aztecs, time travel, and Joy Division. To celebrate, will be hosting events at BOTH Collector's Paradise stores!

In the Valley location, Sam Humphries will be signing from 12p-3p at 7131 Winnetka Avenue, Winnetka, CA 91306.

At the Pasadena store, hang out with Sam Humphries and Danny Miki at the launch party from 7p-9p! Join us for snacks and adult beverages (IDs permitting) from 7p-9p 319 South Arroyo Parkway #4, Pasadena, CA 91105.

Come join us as Collector's Paradise brings you the first big launch of 2013! MUTANT NINJA NOIR IS HERE!

Free Comic Book Day
May 5, 2012

Ed Brubaker - Creator of Fatale, Incognito, Criminal and writer on Winter Soldier, Captain America and Daredevil.

Rodin Esquejo - Artist on Mind the Gap, cover artist on Morning Glories and Avengers Academy.

Joshua Fialkov - Writer of DC New 52’s I, Vampire, Image Comics’ Last of the Greats & Echoes, plus Tumor from Archaia.

Jim McCann - Creator and writer of Mind the Gap (releasing week of FCBD) and Return of the Dapper Men. He is also a writer on many Marvel series including Hawkeye & Mockingbird.

Sonia Oback - Colorist on Mind the Gap and many other books, from Marvel & Top Cow (with Mike Choi and others).

Signing time is 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

SALE: Buy 3 Get 1 FREE on ANYTHING in the store!

Also, beginning of FREE COMIC BOOK MAY, we give away free comics & GNs every Saturday in May (details on the site soon)

SACRIFICE by Sam Humphries Signing & LAUNCH PARTY!!!
Dec. 14, 2011

BleedingCool just announced the new CREATOR owned and distributed series, SACRIFICE, by Sam Humphries, the creator of a HUGE Critical Success, OUR LOVE IS REAL, and a good friend of our stores.

We will not only have the regular edition of the comic, which has the TINY print run of 1,000 copies, but also our own EXCLUSIVE EDITION, called the "Shadow Edition" which is limited to only 200 copies total.

In addition to that, We will be doing the Launch Parties for the book, in both our stores, on December 14th. It's your chance to meet Sam Humphries, one of the rising stars in the comic book industry, and get the books signed by him. Below is the schedule for the Valley signing and the KILLER Pasadena Night Party with Alcohol and Snacks.

12pm - 3pm Signing in the Canoga Park store (7131 Winnetka Ave, at Sherman Way)

7pm - 10pm Signing & Launch Party in the new Pasadena store (319 S. Arroyo Prkwy Unit 4, at Del Mar) with FREE BEER, Sodas and Snacks.

Really hope you can join us for this awesome day, and check out the book, which is AWESOME, I have read it myself, and can honestly tell you, it's like nothing else on the shelves right now and you gotta give it a chance.