Tate's Comics + Toys + More

4566 N. University Dr.
Lauderhill, FL 33351

Phone Number
(954) 748-0181
E-Mail
emailus@tatescomics.com
Website
http://www.tatescomics.com/
Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/tatescomics
Hours
Sunday: noon - 6 p.m.
Monday: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Tuesday: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Thursday: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Current & Upcoming Events

Redlands Signing
Aug. 12, 2017

Guest: Vanesa Del Rey

Artist Vanesa Del Rey signs at Tate’s Comics on Saturday, August 12th at 5:00 PM.

Vanesa’s newest comic series, REDLANDS (available 8/9/17) introduces readers to the sleepy, sunny town of Redlands, Florida where the police are failing to maintain control of their old-fashioned community and a coven of killer witches plan to take everything from them.

The world of Redlands was brewed in darkness, it is murky waters, it is a gloomy day in the humidity of the mangroves. There is ferocity in this land, it is savagery that goes deep noir.

Vanesa Del Rey is best known for her artwork on All-New Wolverine, Armor Wars, Black Widow, Constantine: The Hellblazer, Creepy, Daredevil, Hit: 1957, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Scarlet Witch, Secret Wars Journal, Spider-Women, The Eighth Seal, The Empty Man, The Punisher, Wolverine and The X-Men, Zero and more!

Star Wars Family Fun Day
Aug. 12, 2017

• 10% Off all Star Wars merchandise!
• Meet Darth Vader from 12noon-3pm!
• Meet R2D2, roaming around during the event!
• Lando’s Xtreme Trivia Contest with Prizes at 3pm!
• Full-Contact Lightsaber Combat Exhibition and Q&A by The Saber Legion’s Florida Charter (Time TBA)
• Star Wars coloring stations for the kids!
• Make your own toy Lightsaber!
• Play the Star War’s X-Wing Miniature Game in “giant size”!
• Be a “Star Wars Action Figure” Photo Op!
• The complete Star Wars Saga will be playing in-store all day! Relive the magic!

*All activities taking place at main headquarters in Lauderhill only.

Discount on Star Wars merchandise is valid at both Lauderhill and Boynton Beach locations though!

Past Events

Not at Comic-Con 2017
July 22, 2017

• Free Stuff & More Free Stuff
• Be a part of the Annual TATE'S Cosplayrade™! It's a fun cosplay parade for all ages! Prizes!
• Nakia’s Xtreme Comic Trivia Challenge! Win awesome prizes from our sponsors!
• Free copy of the TATE'S Indy Comic Anthology! Have it signed by the contributors!
• Worldwide Exclusive TATE’S Trailer premiere of “Golden Tate 8: Open the Gate”
• Informative and fun mini-panels!
• Enjoy hectic good times and camaraderie, just like at the "real" Comic-Con!

Wear a cape or costume and take 10% OFF your entire purchase!! All Day on 7/22!

Create yourself a cape out of a pillowcase or kitchen towel, if you have to! :-)

Father’s Day Family Outing
June 18, 2017

Come by with your family this Father’s Day
and take 10% off your entire purchase!

Bonus! For Dad Only! 20% OFF any one item of Dad’s Choice!

• Complimentary juice boxes & snacks!
• Coloring Table to distract the lil ones!
• Free Comic Books for all the kids!

To qualify for the Family (on Father’s Day) Special Discount: Bring in at least one kid (16 & under) and/or bring in your Father… since it’s Father’s Day! We’re sorry, but for this particular FAMILY OUTING, coming in with only your significant other doesn’t qualify for the discount. They are welcome to attend, but your beloved pet family members do not count toward discount either. :-)

Free Comic Book Day 2017
May 6, 2017

There will be FREE comics for everyone at both of our locations! Many different Free Comic Book Day titles for you to choose from, this event is great for all ages! You can see a sneak preview of them here on the Free Comic site, some even have preview pages you can check out!

What is Free Comic Book Day? This is the one day a year where the comics community comes together to attempt to share the love and joy of comics with the world! Its about getting awesome kids into reading comics for the first time and helping diehard comic enthusiasts find something new to enjoy! Please join us, it will be a blast!

For more information on this fantastic worldwide event that celebrates comics & a sneak preview of available titles: www.freecomicbookday.com

24th Anniversary Sale
April 8, 2017 to April 9, 2017

INSIDE THE TENT:
Comics 3 for $1 or 50¢ each
Fill up an entire longbox with comics for only $45!
Fill a shortbox for $30!
Graphic Novels 2 for $10 or $6 each
Books 50% OFF Cover Price
Manga $3 each
Magazines 3 for $1 or 50¢ each
Toys and Action Figures 2 for $10 or $6 each
T-Shirts 3 for $25 or $10 each
DVDs 3 for $10 or $5 each

+ huge discounts on high-ticket statues, vinyl toys & more!!

INSIDE THE STORE:
All our back issue comics 50% OFF
Everything else inside the store 10% OFF

The extra fun stuff!

All weekend:
Spin our prize wheel and snag some Robot Swag!
Be a part of an epic robot dance off across space and time.
Kids, come play in the Awesome-O Box Town!
Special Event Snapchat Geofilters!
Grab a bite at 3KB Mechanized Robotorant!!

And as always… FREE Souvenir Buttons, while they last!

Saturday and Sunday 11am-4pm:
Enjoy FREE shirt printing* of our exclusive commemorative designs by The Fine Print Shoppe!
*The printing is totally FREE on your own blank shirts! Bring ‘em! We will also have a limited supply of blanks for sale cheap!

Sunday at 2pm:
Robot costume contest! $300 in Prizes! Details on our website!

Community Park & Swap
Feb. 26, 2017

This event is ‘swap meet style’ … where our customers set up in our parking lot & sell stuff! You are guaranteed to find a wide variety of unique, cool and truly weird items at the Park & Swap!

Want to BUY STUFF? It’s totally free to come and treasure hunt at the ol’ Park & Swap!
It all starts at 9am …and we all know the early bird catches the worm! …and yes, our store will also open at 9am on this day!

Want to SELL STUFF? Read all the details here… tatescomics.com/sellmystuff and come in ASAP, they will sell out super fast!
Make sure you are on email list and getting our emails, so next time you get early notice!

TeeIconThe Fine Print Shoppe will be selling their awesome exclusive t-shirt designs… And also offering FREE printing of the Park and Swap souvenir shirt design, when you bring your own blank tees to be printed on!

TATE’S 6th Annual Substitute Santa
Dec. 18, 2016

It’s a TATE’S family holiday tradition!

Shop with us and take a fun, memorable holiday photo in our Akira-inspired TATE’S throne with one of our unique Substitutes for regular old beardy Santa!

All ages and pets are welcome!

Sunday, December 18, 2016
Spider-Man Noon-2pm
Darth Vader 2pm-4pm

Taking a photo is totally free with our camera or yours.

TATE’S 6th Annual Substitute Santa
Dec. 11, 2016

It’s a TATE’S family holiday tradition!

Shop with us and take a fun, memorable holiday photo in our Akira-inspired TATE’S throne with one of our unique Substitutes for regular old beardy Santa!

All ages and pets are welcome!

Sunday, December 11, 2016
Skull Kid from The Legend of Zelda Noon-1pm
Power Rangers 1pm-2pm
Deadpool 2pm-3pm

Taking a photo is totally free with our camera or yours.

TATE’S 6th Annual Substitute Santa
Dec. 4, 2016

It’s a TATE’S family holiday tradition!

Shop with us and take a fun, memorable holiday photo in our Akira-inspired TATE’S throne with one of our unique Substitutes for regular old beardy Santa!

All ages and pets are welcome!

Sunday, December 4, 2016
Demogorgon from Stranger Things Noon-1pm
Boba Fett 1pm-2pm
The Emperor and His Guards 2pm-3pm

Taking a photo is totally free with our camera or yours.

Guy Fawkes Day
Nov. 5, 2016

Celebrate the failure of the devious “Gunpowder Plot” by Guy Fawkes, who on 5 November 1605 tried to blow up parliment… you may also recognize it as “V” from “V for Vendetta”

• Wear your Guy Fawkes mask and get 10% off your entire purchase all day!
• Draw the “lit fuse” and you’ll get a bonus 30% off any one item!

One chance per person. per location.

• Join us at 1:05pm for a group photo in the parking lot out front of our Lauderhill main headquarters!

Bonus special $urpri$e just after photo!

Guy Fawkes masks required to participate!

*You MUST be wearing a Guy Fawkes mask to be eligible for discount and to play the bonus discount game.

We have Guy Fawkes masks for sale for $5 each at the store.

Georges Jeanty In-Store Signing
Oct. 26, 2016

Guest: Georges Jeanty

Wednesday, October 26 from 7-8:30pm

Artist Georges Jeanty will be joining us here at Tate’s Comics HQ, signing his latest creation in the Whedonverse! Georges artwork on Buffy and Serenity from Dark Horse Comics has always been exceptional. He has also worked on X-Men, Batman, Deadpool, and other big names, as well. This is something you do not want to miss!

New Serenity title releasing the day of the signing!

SERENITY: NO POWER IN THE ‘VERSE #1 from Dark Horse Comics
Chris Roberson Writer / Georges Jeanty Artist & Variant Cover

Serenity: No Power in the ‘Verse is a spin-off from Joss Whedon’s beloved cult classic sci-fi series, Firefly. “No Power in the ‘Verse” takes place a year and a half after the last Serenity comic series, “Leaves on the Wind. For any Joss Whedon fan this is a must read!

Monster Tent Sale
Oct. 15, 2016 to Oct. 16, 2016

OUTSIDE UNDER THE TENT (Lauderhill Only)

• Comics 3 for $1 or 50¢ each
• Fill up an entire longbox with comics for only $45! Fill a shortbox for $30!
• Graphic Novels 50% OFF Cover Price
• Books 50% OFF Cover Price
• Manga $3 each
• Magazines 3 for $1 or 50¢ each
• Toys and Action Figures 2 for $10 or $6 each
• T-Shirts 3 for $25 or $10 each
• DVDs 3 for $10 or $5 each

+ monster huge deals on high-ticket statues, vinyl toys & more!!

INSIDE THE STORE (Lauderhill & Boynton Beach)

• All our back issue comics 50% OFF
• Everything else inside the store 10% OFF

The extra fun stuff! (Lauderhill Only)

All weekend:

• Free scary, creepy, silly monster accessories! (show pic of phantom mask)
• Mini Monster “Drive-In” Theater
• Kids, come play in our Bounce House of Doom!
• Special Event Snapchat Geofilters!
• Grab a bite at 3KB Cafe of Doom!

And as always… FREE Souvenir Buttons while they last!

Tate's Japanese Snack Tasting
Sept. 4, 2016

Ever wonder what some of our weird and wonderful Japanese snacks taste like? But don’t want to commit to WHOLE big pack of something that looks tasty, but whose name you can’t even say properly? Well, this is the event for you! There is zero charge to try out all the snacks, this event is totally FREE! Plus, everyone who comes to the snack tasting gets a super cute sticker souvenir too!

How does it work? Starting at 1:30pm we will be giving out numbered tickets in the back of the store (by the TARDIS door) at our main location. It is one ticket per person only! We cannot give you a ticket if the person has not arrived yet. Once you get your ticket you are free to spend your time waiting by leisurely browsing around the store until your number is called! Promptly at 2pm the first group of numbers will be called to get ready go down the sampling line and collect your tasty snacks!! There is a fun lil questionnaire to fill out while you sample, and when you are done, just drop it in the box to enter into our raffle for a gift bag of free snacks. You do not need to just stand in one spot waiting near the snack area! As each group of snack tasters clears out – we will call another group in. Even if you don’t hear it and MISS when your number is first called, you can go up with the next group, you won’t lose out, so don’t worry!!

This year (for the first time) our snack sampling setup will be at our Gaming Satellite location next door. You do not need to wait over there OR outside in the hot sun, all numbers will be called on our loudspeaker at the main comic location. Once you hear your number, head out the front door and turn right. Your ticket will be checked by our door monitor and you will be let into snacktopia. Moving this event from our tiny upstairs gallery space to our large cool gaming space should make it a lot more fun for everyone! Your cooperation is appreciated to make everything run smoothly. Our staff is EXHAUSTED by the end of the day, so we extra appreciate your happy faces. :-)

We also have a great coupon for snacks that is only valid on the day of this event!

Not At Comic-Con 2016
July 23, 2016

Not making the Pilgrimage to San Diego Comic-Con this year?

Join us at TATE’S instead!

Saturday, July 23, 2016 from 12-4pm

• Free Stuff & More Free Stuff
• Be a part of the Annual TATE’S Cosplayrade™! It’s a fun cosplay parade for all ages! Prizes!
• Nakia’s Xtreme Comic Trivia Challenge! Win awesome prizes from our sponsors!
• Free copy of the TATE’S Indy Comic Anthology! Have it signed by the contributors!
• Worldwide Exclusive TATE’S Trailer premiere of “Golden Tate VII: Enemy of the Tate”
• Informative and fun mini-panels!
• Enjoy hectic good times and camaraderie, just like at the “real” Comic-Con!

Wear a cape or costume and take 10% OFF your entire purchase!!

This discount is valid all day on 7/23 at both our Lauderhill and Boynton Beach locations!

Create yourself a cape out of a pillowcase or kitchen towel, if you have to! :-)

Father’s Day Family Outing
June 19, 2016

Celebrate Father’s Day at TATE’S! Sunday, June 19, 2016 from 11am-6pm

Event location: TATE'S Main Headquarters in Lauderhill & TATE's North in Boynton Beach

Fun for your whole galactic family unit!

Come by with your family this Father’s Day and take 10% off your entire purchase!

Bonus! For Dad Only!
20% OFF any one item of Dad’s Choice!

• Complimentary juice boxes & snacks!
• Coloring Table to distract the lil ones!
• Free Comic Books for all the kids!

To qualify for the Family (on Father’s Day) Special Discount: Bring in at least one kid (16 & under) and/or bring in your Father… since it’s Father’s Day! We’re sorry, but for this particular FAMILY OUTING, coming in with only your significant other doesn’t qualify for the discount. They are welcome to attend, but your beloved pet family members do not count toward discount either. :-)

James Whynot “BOLTS” In-Store Signing
June 1, 2016

Guest: James Whynot

Bolts is a story about a heartless monster with super powers who gets horribly attacked by the townspeople, who band together to tear his body apart. He is then saved by a being from another dimension. The being tells him that he’s the last hope for the universe and he will reconstruct his body, but only if he will use it for good instead of evil. To find out more you’ll have to pick up the book and read it yourself, it’s filled with tons of blood, homages to pop culture and humor!

DC Rebirth midnight release!
May 24, 2016 to May 25, 2016

Be the first to get your hands on the new DC Rebirth #1 at 11:59pm on Tuesday, May 24th!

In honor of the release of DC Rebirth we will have extended evening hours on Tuesday, May 24th 9pm-11:59pm

Celebrate the legacy of the DC Universe that you know and love with the start of this new series! The first issue of Rebirth is 72-pages and only $2.99, its a great time to jump back in!

We will have our top DC Comics experts on hand all evening to help guide you through the multiverse. All your questions can be answered!

*All new comics for the week of 5/24 will be available at 12midnight, including all variants!

This event is taking place at our Lauderhill location only.

Star Wars Family Fun Day at TATE’S
May 14, 2016

May the Fourteenth Awakens:

• 10% Off all Star Wars merchandise!
• Meet Darth Vader from 12noon-3pm!
• Meet R2D2, roaming around during the event!
• Lando’s Xtreme Trivia Contest with Prizes!
• Star Wars coloring stations for the kids!
• Make your own toy Lightsaber!
• Character Appearances by the 501st Legion!
• Play the Star War’s X-Wing Miniature Game in “giant size”!
• Be a “Star Wars Action Figure” Photo Op!
• The complete Star Wars Saga will be playing in-store all day! Relive the magic!

TATE'S 23rd Anniversary Sale
April 2, 2016 to April 3, 2016

Saturday, April 2, 2016; 10am-8pm and Sunday, April 3, 2016; 10am-5pm

INSIDE THE TENT:
• Comics 3 for $1 or 50¢ each
• Fill up an entire longbox with comics for only $45! Fill a shortbox for $30!
• Graphic Novels 50% OFF Cover Price
• Books 50% OFF Cover Price
• Manga $3 each
• Magazines 3 for $1 or 50¢ each
• Toys and Action Figures 2 for $10 or $6 each
• T-Shirts 3 for $25 or $10 each• DVDs 3 for $10 or $5 each

+ huge discounts on high-ticket statues, vinyl toys & more!!

INSIDE THE STORE:
All our back issue comics 50% OFF
Everything else inside the store 10% OFF

The extra fun stuff!
All weekend:
Get deputized with a free Sheriff’s badge and Lone Ranger mask!
Kids, come play in our Lil Buckaroo Box Corral!
Take a photo with our clock tower and other fun western photo ops!
Wet Your Whistle at The 3KB Saloon!

And as always… FREE Souvenir Buttons, while they last!

All weekend 11am-4pm:
Enjoy FREE shirt printing* of our exclusive commemorative designs by The FINE PRINT Shoppe!

*The printing is totally FREE on your own blank shirts! Bring ‘em! We will also have a limited supply of blanks for sale cheap!

Community Park & Swap at TATE'S
Feb. 28, 2016

This event is ‘swap meet style’ ... where our customers set up in our parking lot & sell stuff! You are guaranteed to find a wide variety of unique, cool and truly weird items at the Park & Swap!

Want to BUY STUFF? It’s totally free to come and treasure hunt at the ol’ Park & Swap!

It all starts at 9am ...and we all know the early bird catches the worm! ...and yes, our store will also open at 9am!

Ukiyo Signings
Dec. 12, 2015

Local artist and author Cary Polkovitz presents his new Graphic Novel UKIYO on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at TATE’S Lauderhill from 1:00 – 3:00 PM and TATE’S Boynton Beach: 5:00 – 7:00 PM.

Black Friday Weekend
Nov. 27, 2015 to Nov. 29, 2015

The TATE’S annual Black Friday Weekend sale is back again! Get out your sharpest scissors and take advantage of this once a year sale. This sale is really a great time to pick up some gifts for the coolest people on your list. Shop local and support our family this holiday season! When you shop with locally owned businesses, more of your money stays close to home; making our community a better place to live! It’s true!

Operating hours during Thanksgiving weekend are:
Friday, 11/27 10am-9pm; Saturday 11/28 10am-9pm; Sunday 11/29 11am-6pm

On Thanksgiving Day, 11/26, our main Lauderhill headquarters we will be open for just a few hours, 11am-3pm.
So stop by and say hi if you have time to kill before the big meal!
Our Boynton Beach location and Gaming Satellite are closed on Thanksgiving Day.

Actual printed coupons required – you cannot just show them on your phone.

Make sure to come on into the store BEFORE 11/26, if you don’t have any possible way to print your own coupon sheet! We will have printed copies available, while supplies last. For our email subscribers ONLY.... If you seriously don’t have a printer available, show this email on your phone and we will hook you up with a printed sheet, but ask nicely!

Not at Comic-Con 2015
July 11, 2015

Are you going to be at San Diego Comic-Con?
The largest comic book and popular arts convention in the world?
NO? ...then, come to the next best thing!

Not making the Pilgrimage to San Diego Comic-Con this year?
Join us at TATE’S instead!

- Free Stuff & More Free Stuff
- Be a part of the 4th Annual TATE'S Cosplayrade™! It's a fun cosplay parade for all ages! Prizes!
- Nakia’s Xtreme Comic Trivia Challenge! Win awesome prizes from our sponsors!
- Free copy of the TATE'S Indy Comic Anthology! Have it signed by the contributors!
- Worldwide Exclusive TATE’S Trailer premiere of “Golden Tate VI: Lucha Lives”
- Informative and fun mini-panels!
- Enjoy hectic good times and camaraderie, just like at the "real" Comic-Con!

Wear a cape or costume and take 10% OFF your entire purchase!! All Day on 7/11!

Create yourself a cape out of a pillowcase or kitchen towel, if you have to! :-)

Father's Day Outing at TATE'S!
June 21, 2015

Fun for your whole family unit!

Come by with your family this Father’s Day and take 10% off your entire purchase!

Bonus! For Dad Only! 20% OFF any one item of Dad’s Choice!

- Complimentary juice boxes & snacks!
- Coloring Table to distract the lil' ones!
- Free Comic Books for all the kids!

To qualify for the Family (on Father’s Day) Special Discount: Bring in at least one kid (16 & under) and/or bring in your Father… since it’s Father’s Day! We’re sorry, but for this particular FAMILY OUTING, coming in with only your significant other doesn’t qualify for the discount. They are welcome to attend, but your beloved pet family members do not count toward discount either. :-)

Star Wars Family Fun Day
May 3, 2015

• 10% Off all Star Wars merchandise!
• Meet Darth Vader from 1pm-3pm!
• Meet R2D2, roaming around during the event!
• Lando’s Xtreme Trivia Contest with Prizes!
• Star Wars coloring stations for the kids!
• Make your own toy Lightsaber!
• Character Appearances by the 501st Legion!
• Play the Star War’s X-Wing Miniature Game in “giant size”! It’s a fast paced game of tactical space combat!
• Be a “Star Wars Action Figure” Photo Op!
• The complete Star Wars Saga will be playing in-store all day! Relive the magic!

*All activities taking place at main headquarters in Lauderhill only. Discount on Star Wars merchandise is valid at both Lauderhill and Boynton Beach locations though!

Free Comic Book Day Fiesta 2015
May 2, 2015

There will be FREE comics for everyone at both of our locations!

Dozens of different titles for you to choose from, this event is great for all ages!

What is Free Comic Book Day? This is the one day a year where the comics community comes together to attempt to share the love and joy of comics with the world! Its about getting awesome kids into reading comics for the first time and helping diehard comic enthusiasts find something new to enjoy! Please join us, it will be a blast!

For more information on this fantastic worldwide event that celebrates comics & a sneak preview of available titles: www.freecomicbookday.com

Bonus events, at our main headquarters in Lauderhill:
• We will have a huge A/C tent in our parking lot, filled with comic book creators, artists and cosplayers from 11am-6pm
• Awesome costumed character appearances throughout the day! Great for fun photo ops!

Tate's 22nd Anniversary Sale
April 28, 2015 to April 29, 2015

OUTSIDE UNDER THE TENT (Lauderhill Only)
• Comics 3 for $1 or 50¢ each
• Fill up an entire longbox with comics for only $45! Fill a shortbox for $30!
• Graphic Novels 50% OFF Cover Price
• Books 50% OFF Cover Price
• Manga $3 each
• Magazines 3 for $1 or 50¢ each
• Toys and Action Figures 2 for $10 or $6 each
• T-Shirts 3 for $25 or $10 each
• DVDs 3 for $10 or $5 each
+ crazy unreal deals on high-ticket statues, vinyl toys & more!!

INSIDE THE STORE (Lauderhill & Boynton Beach)
• All our back issue comics 50% OFF
• Everything else inside the store 10% OFF

The extra fun stuff! (Lauderhill Only)

All weekend:
Sign our crazy big Autograph Hound!
Paddle ball contests with prizes!
You’ll dig our swell vintage photo ops!
Kids, come play in our “Hill Valley” Box Town!
Free 3-D Glasses + Collectable 3-D Anaglyph Postcard Set!
Wet Your Whistle at The 3KB Dine-In!
And as always… FREE Souvenir Buttons while they last!

Fifth Annual TATE'S Comics Community Park & Swap
Feb. 28, 2015

This event is ‘swap meet style’ ... where our customers set up in our parking lot & sell stuff! You are guaranteed to find a wide variety of unique, cool and truly weird items at the Park & Swap!

Want to BUY STUFF? It’s totally free to come and treasure hunt at the ol’ Park & Swap! It all starts at 9am ...and we all know the early bird catches the worm!

Ugly Sweater Sunday at TATE'S!
Dec. 7, 2014

- 10% off your entire purchase, but only if you are wearing a truly UGLY SWEATER! (11am-6pm; Lauderhill & Boynton Beach)

- Enter our Ugly Sweater Contest! Awesome prizes for the most amazingly ugly sweaters! (11am-6pm; Lauderhill Only)

- Pick up your official TATE’S Ugly Sweater Tee at a special price! Shirt designed by Drew Wise! (Lauderhill & Boynton Beach)

- Free live screen printing of the TATE’S Ugly Sweater Tee by The FINE PRINT Shoppe! Bring your own blank tees and sweatshirts to print on! (2pm-5pm; Lauderhill Only)

- Take a free photo with our first Substitute Santas of the year… The Guardians of the Holiday! (2pm-4pm; Lauderhill Only)

- Get a jump on your holiday shopping while our shelves are overflowing with great stuff! Support us and shop local!

Black Friday Weekend Coupon Clipping Madness Sale
Nov. 28, 2014

Our annual Black Friday Weekend sale is back again! Get out your sharpest scissors and take advantage of this once a year sale. It’s a great time to pickup some gifts for the coolest people on your list. Shop local and we all win! :-)

Store hours during Thanksgiving weekend are: Friday, 11/28 10am-9pm; Saturday 11/29 10am-9pm; Sunday 11/30 11am-6pm. On Thanksgiving Day we will be open a few hours 11am-3pm, since Tate’s father, Tony always wants to come in that day. So stop by and say hi if you have nothing to do before the big meal!

Out of This World Sale
Oct. 18, 2014 to Oct. 19, 2014

Saturday, October 18, 2014; 10am-8pm

Sunday, October 19, 2014; 10am-5pm

Event location:
Parking lot out front & inside of TATE’S Main Headquarters in Lauderhill
(+ to a lesser degree inside at TATE’s North)

OUTSIDE UNDER THE TENT (Lauderhill Only)

• Comics 3 for $1 or 50¢ each
• Fill up an entire longbox with comics for only $45! Fill a shortbox for $30!
• Graphic Novels 50% OFF Cover Price
• Manga $3 each
• Toys and Action Figures 2 for $10 or $6 each
• T-Shirts 3 for $25 or $10 each
• DVDs 3 for $10 or $5 each
+ truly unbelievable markdowns on high-ticket statues, vinyl toys and more!

INSIDE THE STORE (Lauderhill & Boynton Beach)
All our back issue comics 50% OFF
Everything else inside the store 10% OFF
UFOBounceHouseThe extra fun stuff! (Lauderhill Only)
All weekend:
Alien Autopsy Experience
Giant UFO Bouncehouse!
Free baby aliens for everyone!!
Invade your stomach at the 3KB OBEY CAFE!
Check out the alien art exhibition in our upstairs gallery!
And as always… FREE Souvenir Buttons while they last!

TeeIconAll weekend 11am-4pm: Enjoy FREE shirt printing* of our exclusive commemorative designs by The Fine Print Shoppe!

*The printing is totally FREE on your own blank shirts! Bring ‘em! We will also have a limited supply of blanks for sale cheap!

24 Hour Comics Day at TATE'S
Oct. 3, 2014 to Oct. 4, 2014

Attention comic creators!

Join us for a grueling and fun experience...

24 HOUR COMICS DAY at TATE'S!

Event begins at 3pm Friday, October 3rd

Event ends at 3pm Saturday, October 4th

It’s literally 24 hours long!

What is 24-hour comics day?
It’s an event held around the world which challenges writers and artists to create a complete 24-page comic in 24 consecutive hours. 24 Hour Comics Day has been going on since 2004.

When they say a complete comic, that means everything: Story, finished art, lettering, color (if applicable), paste-up, yes everything! Once pen hits paper, the clock starts ticking. 24 hours later, the pen lifts off the paper, never to descend again. Computer-generated comics are ok, same principles apply.

Photos from last year's 24 Hour Comics Day at TATE'S: https://www.flickr.com/photos/tates/sets/72157636373810216/

We will be providing a creative and fun environment for all who take the plunge and join in. Or just come out and watch the show! Tables, chairs and perks will be available for participants to work comfortably. There is no charge to participate!

TATE’S will be totally OPEN for over 24 hours!
Friday 10/3 11am until Saturday 10/4 9pm

Sign-up/more info:
Contact: Nakia Mann nakia@tatescomics.com 954-748-0181
More info on the event: 24hourcomicsday.com

Please be sure to sign-up in advance to guarantee yourself a work area!
Sign-ups the day of the event will be accepted only if space allows.
Participants must bring their own supplies & deodorant!

Sirens Signing
Sept. 30, 2014

Guest: George Perez

George Perez appears at Tate’s Comics on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 from 5:00-7:00 pm! He is on tour for his new miniseries with BOOM! Studios, SIRENS! His first original series in over a decade. BONUS: Meet April Hunter Siren character “Agony”, fitness and glamour model.

Japanese Snack Tasting
Aug. 31, 2014

Sunday, August 31, 2014 from 2-4pm

Event location: Upstairs at TATE’S Main Headquarters in Lauderhill

Ever wonder what some of our weird and wonderful Japanese snacks taste like? But don’t want to commit to WHOLE big pack of something that looks tasty, but whose name you can’t even say properly? Well, this is the event for you! There is no charge to try out all the snacks, this event is FREE! Plus, everyone gets a super cute sticker souvenir too!

How does it work? Show up to the event anytime from 2-4pm. When you arrive, seek out and hold onto your special numbered ticket! You are then free to spend your time waiting by leisurely browsing around the store. We will call up everyone in groups of 15 (or so). Once your number is called, troop on upstairs and go down the sampling line and collect your tasty snacks! There is a fun lil questionnaire to fill out while you sample, and when you are done, just drop it in the box to enter into our raffle for some free snacks!

Bring in a printed flyer and take advantage of our one day special offer coupon! Buy two, get one free on all our Japanese Snacks and Drinks! Coupon valid at both our locations all day on August 31, 2014.

Not At Comic-Con 2014
July 26, 2014

Not making the Pilgrimage to San Diego Comic-Con this year? Join us at TATE’S instead!

Free Stuff & More Free Stuff

Be a part of the 3rd Annual TATE’S Cosplayrade™! It’s a fun cosplay parade for all ages! Prizes!

Nakia’s Xtreme Comic Trivia Challenge! Win awesome prizes from our sponsors!

Free copy of the TATE’S Indy Comic Anthology! Have it signed by the contributors!

Worldwide Exclusive TATE’S Trailer premiere of “Golden Tate 5: Mech Attack!”

Informative and fun mini-panels!

Enjoy hectic good times and camaraderie, just like at the “real” Comic-Con!

Wear a cape or costume and take 10% OFF your entire purchase!! All Day on 7/26!

Create yourself a cape out of a pillowcase or kitchen towel, if you have to! :-)

Batman Day
July 23, 2014

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

* 20% OFF all Batman merchandise! (All Day, Both Locations)

* Free copy of a new version on "Detective Comics" #27 (While Supplies last, Both Locations)

* Batman himself will be here to take selfies with you! (5-8pm, Lauderhill Only)

Family Outing on Father’s Day
June 15, 2014

Come by with your family this Father’s Day and take 10% off your entire purchase!

Bonus! For Dad Only! 20% OFF any one item of Dad’s Choice!

Complimentary juice boxes & snacks!

Coloring Table to distract the lil ones!

Free Comic Books for all the kids!

To qualify for the Family (on Father’s Day) Special Discount: Bring in at least one kid (16 & under) and/or bring in your Father… since it’s Father’s Day! We’re sorry, but for this particular FAMILY OUTING, coming in with only your significant other doesn’t qualify for the discount. They are welcome to attend, but your beloved pet family members do not count toward discount either. :-)

Vanesa Del Rey In-Store Signing
June 14, 2014

Guest: Vanesa Del Rey

Join us in celebrating the release of Boom Studio’s new mini-series “The Empty Man” with an in-store signing with artist, Vanesa Del Rey.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Cullen Bunn (THE SIXTH GUN, VENOM) and Vanesa R. Del Rey (HIT) are two of the most exciting talents in the industry, and perfectly in sync on this haunting new crime procedural.

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: It’s been one year since the first reported case of the Empty Man disease, and no drug has been able to slow its progress. The cause is unknown, and the symptoms include fits of rage, hideous hallucinations, suicidal dementia, followed by death, or a near lifeless, “empty” state of catatonia. As murder cults rise nationwide, the FBI and CDC enter a joint investigation of the Empty Man, hoping to piece together clues to stop the cult and uncover a cure.”

May the Fourth Be With You
May 4, 2014

A Free Family Fun Day at TATE’S!

- 10% Off all Star Wars merchandise

- Be a “Star Wars Action Figure” Photo Op!

- Make your own toy Lightsaber!

- Meet Darth Vader from 1pm-3pm

- Character Appearances by the 501st Legion

- Free Star Wars swag and giveaways!

- Star Wars coloring stations for the kids!

- Play the Star War’s X-Wing Miniature Game in “giant size”! It’s a fast paced game of tactical space combat!

- The complete Star Wars Saga will be playing in-store all day!

Free Comic Book Day Fiesta
May 3, 2014

There will be FREE comics for everyone at both of our locations!

Dozens of different titles for you to choose from, this event is great for all ages!

What is Free Comic Book Day? This is the one day a year where the comics community comes together to attempt to share the
love and joy of comics with the world! Its about getting awesome kids into reading comics for the first time and helping diehard comic enthusiasts find something new to enjoy! Please join us, it will be a blast!

For more information on this fantastic worldwide event that celebrates comics & a sneak preview of available titles: www.freecomicbookday.com

...and only at our main headquarters in Lauderhill:

- Check out local comic book creators, artists and cosplayers from 11am-6pm Guest list here.

- Awesome costumed character appearances throughout the day! Great for fun photo ops!

- Food Trucks

- Entertainment throughout the evening hours, from some of S. Florida’s most talented comedians! Hosted by comedian D.S. Howe

TATE'S 21st Anniversary Sale
April 5, 2014 to April 6, 2014

Saturday, April 5, 2014; 10am-8pm
Sunday, April 6, 2013; 10am-5pm

OUTSIDE UNDER THE TENT (Lauderhill Only)
- Comics 3 for $1 or 50¢ each
- Fill up an entire longbox with comics for only $45! Fill a shortbox for $30!
- Graphic Novels 50% OFF Cover Price
- Manga $3 each
- Toys and Action Figures 2 for $10 or $6 each
- T-Shirts 3 for $25 or $10 each
- DVDs 3 for $10 or $5 each

+ truly unbelievable markdowns on high-ticket statues, vinyl toys and more!

INSIDE THE STORE (Lauderhill & Boynton Beach)
All our back issue comics 50% OFF
Everything else inside the store 10% OFF

The extra fun stuff! (Lauderhill Only)
All weekend:
Spin the TATE’S Prize Wheel for a chance to win BIG! BIG BIG!
Bounce House for Kids 10 and Under!
Random Vegas-Style Entertainment!
Grab a quick bite in the 3KB Sin City Café and enjoy a screening of “Vegas Vacation: The TATE’S Edit”!
Check out the Pin-Ups and Pinballs exhibition in our upstairs gallery!
Visit our Gaming Satellite for some tabletop fun!
And as always… FREE Souvenir Buttons while they last!

All weekend 11am-4pm: Enjoy FREE shirt printing* of our exclusive commemorative designs by The FINE PRINT Shoppe! *The printing is totally FREE on your own blank shirts! Bring ‘em! We will also have a limited supply of blanks for sale cheap!

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!

Community Park and Swap
Feb. 22, 2014

Shiver Me Timbers! The 4th annual Park and Swap is on the horizon!

Yarrrrr be sure to find treasures galore at TATE’S Comics Community Park & Swap.

Event date & time: Saturday, February 22, 2014 from 9am-3pm

Every pirate needs more scallywag swag… At our Park And Swap you are guaranteed to find a wide variety of unique, cool, and weird items! Let the bargains begin!

Want to BUY STUFF? It’s totally free to come and treasure hunt at the ol’ Park & Swap!

It all starts at 9am …and ya know the early bird catches the worm!

Want to SELL STUFF? Check out the details here tatescomics.com/sellmystuff

But don’t wait! Selling spots will run out!

Substitute Santa
Dec. 21, 2013 to Dec. 22, 2013

It seems like the holiday snuck up on us this year more than ever… but we just couldn’t let the year come to a close without our 3rd Annual visit from Substitute Santa! Come on out and take a fun, memorable holiday photo in our unique Akira-inspired TATE’S throne with one of our extra cool Substitutes for Santa! All ages and pets are welcome. Don’t miss it!

Saturday, December 21st
12noon-2pm: Spider-Man
1:30-3pm: Deadpool
3pm-5pm: Batman

Sunday, December 22nd
12noon-2pm: Batman
3pm-5pm Darth: Vader

New Comics + Ninja Turtles = Pizza Time at TATE'S
Dec. 4, 2013

Ever need a quick nom on Wednesdays? A totally tasty after work snack? Well, we are giving you guys FREE PIZZA!

Whether you say "Cowabunga" or "Booyakasha" - pizza is for everyone!

Raphael himself will be delivering some hot fresh pizzas at 5pm on the 1st Wednesday of each month. All our customers are welcome to enjoy a slice and take a photo with our favorite "Hero in a Half Shell"!

BONUS!!! Each month during our "New Comics + Turtles = Pizza Time" event, we will also be raffling off an original sketch by Ninja Turtles creator, Kevin Eastman! The purchase of any TMNT item (from 5-8pm day of event) gets you a raffle ticket, one ticket per item! We will email you if you win and you aren't there to claim your prize… drawing will take place at 8:00pm, right before we close.

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Event at TATE'S!
Nov. 23, 2013

Celebrate 50 Years of Doctor Who

Say ALOHA to The Doctor!
Saturday, November 23, 2013 • 11am-9pm

• 20% Off all Doctor Who merchandise (all day)
• FREE souvenir Doctor buttons (all day, while supplies last)
• FREE TARDIS blue hawaiian leis for everyone (all day, while supplies last)
• Live performance of the show's epic theme song, on a one of a kind GuiTARDIS! (6PM)
• Doctor Who trivia with prizes (6:30PM)
• FREE* live screen printing of our commemorative 50 Years of Doctor Who shirt! (4:30-7:30PM) from the Fine Print Logo
• Friar Tuck's will be parked out front with WHO-themed food options! (Noon-7PM)

*Totally free when you bring your own blank to print on!

Paul Pope Signing at TATE'S
Nov. 19, 2013

Guest: Paul Pope

Meet Artist & Writer Paul Pope

Paul Pope is an Eisner award winning artist and writer of THB, Heavy Liquid, 100%, Batman Year 100 … and the upcoming graphic novel Battling Boy, among other things.

paulpope.com

The purchase of each Paul Pope comic or trade, during the event on 11/19/13, guarantees you a maximum of 3 signatures from him on the items of your choosing.

Small Stuff 7
Nov. 17, 2013

Sunday Brunch Opening on Sunday, November 17th from 1-5pm

Complimentary vegan treats provided for the opening by local sweetie baker Half-Baked Goods! …and TATE’S will provide mimosas as is our tradition for Small Stuff! With live acoustic performances by: Brian Franklin (Rat Opera) 3pm and Russ Rogers (A New Way to Live Forever) 4pm.

New Comics + Ninja Turtles = Pizza Time at TATE'S
Nov. 6, 2013

Ever need a quick nom on Wednesdays? A totally tasty after work snack? Well, we are giving you guys FREE PIZZA!

Whether you say "Cowabunga" or "Booyakasha" - pizza is for everyone!

Raphael himself will be delivering some hot fresh pizzas at 5pm on the 1st Wednesday of each month. All our customers are welcome to enjoy a slice and take a photo with our favorite "Hero in a Half Shell"!

BONUS!!! Each month during our "New Comics + Turtles = Pizza Time" event, we will also be raffling off an original sketch by Ninja Turtles creator, Kevin Eastman! The purchase of any TMNT item (from 5-8pm day of event) gets you a raffle ticket, one ticket per item! We will email you if you win and you aren't there to claim your prize… drawing will take place at 8:00pm, right before we close.

TATE'S Annual Halloween Sale
Oct. 19, 2013 to Oct. 20, 2013

OUTSIDE UNDER THE TENT:

• Comics 3 for $1 or 50¢ each
• Fill up an entire longbox with comics for only $45! Fill a shortbox for $35!
• Graphic Novels 50% OFF Cover Price
• Manga $3 each
• Toys and Action Figures 2 for $10 or $6 each
• T-Shirts 3 for $25 or $10 each
• DVDs 3 for $10 or $5 each
+ truly unbelievable markdowns on high-ticket statues, vinyl toys and more!

INSIDE THE STORE:
All our back issue comics 50% OFF
Everything else inside the store 10% OFF

The extra fun stuff!
All weekend:
Let us snap a pic of you and your friends… perhaps with a ghostly passerby!
Free TATE’S Spectre-Specs™! See the unseen!
The Haunting of TATE’S: A video investigation into the paranormal!
Kids (10 & Under) come play in our Spooky BoxTown! Plus, Free face painting!
The NecronomiCafé brought to you by the 3KB! Ghastly eats for your belly!
And as always… FREE Souvenir Buttons while they last!

All weekend 11am-4pm:
Enjoy FREE shirt printing* of our exclusive commemorative designs by The Fine Print Shoppe!
*The printing is totally FREE on your own blank shirts! Bring ‘em! We will also have a limited supply of blanks for sale cheap!

TATE'S After Dark Zombie Pajama Party
Oct. 8, 2013

Celebrating 10 Years of The Walking Dead comic book & the start of a new story arc called "All Out War" in issue #115!

THE WALKING DEAD #115 is the first issue of the monster event ALL OUT WAR, which will pit Rick Grimes and his group of Survivors in a fight for their lives against the other factions in THE WALKING DEAD universe: The Saviors, The Hilltop, and The Kingdom.

Exclusive "The Walking Dead #115 Midnight Release Party Variant" will be available for $2.99

FREE The Walking Dead “All Out War” Postcards and Posters

All zombies dressed in PJs get 20% OFF the purchase of any one item of their choice!

10 Years of "The Walking Dead" in 10 Minutes, Live Performance with Spoilers at 9:45pm and 11:45pm

Can you survive a round of "Zombie Dice" with real zombies?

FREE Zombie makeup by Keegan!

Zombie Ice will be parked out front for brain freezing refreshment!

24 HOUR COMICS DAY at TATE'S
Oct. 4, 2013 to Oct. 5, 2013

Attention comic creators!

Join us for a grueling and fun experience...
24 HOUR COMICS DAY at TATE'S!

Event begins at 10pm
Friday, October 4th

Event ends at 10pm
saturday, October 5th

It’s literally 24 hours long!

What is 24-hour comics day?
It’s an event held around the world which challenges writers and artists to create a complete 24-page comic in 24 consecutive hours. 24 Hour Comics Day has been going on since 2004.

When they say a complete comic, that means everything: Story, finished art, lettering, color (if applicable), paste-up, yes everything! Once pen hits paper, the clock starts ticking. 24 hours later, the pen lifts off the paper, never to descend again. Computer-generated comics are ok, same principles apply.

Photos from last year's 24 Hour Comics Day at TATE'S: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tates/sets/72157631815785198/

We will be providing a creative and fun environment for all who take the plunge and join in. Or just come out and watch the show! Tables, chairs and perks will be available for participants to work comfortably. There is no charge to participate!

We will be totally OPEN for 24 hours!
Friday 10/4 10pm until Saturday 10/5 10pm

Sign-up/more info:
Contact: Nakia Mann nakia@tatescomics.com 954-748-0181
More info on the event: 24hourcomicsday.com

Please be sure to sign-up in advance to guarantee yourself a work area! Sign up by sending an email to Nakia@tatescomics.com.
Sign-ups the day of the event will be accepted only if space allows.
Participants must bring their own supplies & deodorant!

Mysteries of the Unexplained - Opening Night!
Oct. 4, 2013

6-10pm

On exhibit: October 4 – November 9, 2013

Featuring artwork by: Albert Burks IV; Alex Merly; Alexander Lunetta; Alisha Koyanis; Amanda Valdes; Amliv Sotomayor; Andrea Lezcano; Anomie Rose; AnonymousArtist; Baghead; Bianca Picou; Blair Hess; Bobby Neal Furedi; Boise Bordeaux; Brandi Carney; Brendan Brick; Brian Butler; Bryan Steinlage; Cara Mulligan; Carlos G. Garcia; Caron Calvo; Cat Moore; Chasity Lynch; Chris DeMaria; Christian Alexander Almonte; Christine Delgado; Constantina Pratsas-Lopez; Crystaviel Ann; Cynthia Lechan Goodman; D.D. Duncan; Dave D’Amato; Devin DeGroat; Devon Alexis Saccomanno; Diana Contreras; Dibbie Jane; Dinah! Caldwell; Dmitry Pirag; Dominick Daniel; Dr. Robert Strange; Drew Esposito; Elysa D. Batista; Emily Rimada; Endian Escott; Eric Garcia; Erika Taguchi-Newton; Evelyn Santiago; Ezekiel Previls; Frances Aldana; Franchesca Gomez; Frank James Brown; FWACATA; German Nino; Gioconda Taylor; Gregory N. Dirr; Gweakles; Harry Morris; Heather Tomlinson; Hector Saenz; Jack DeMaria; Janice Lumm; Jason Weaver; Jason Woolbridge; Jenny De La Torre; Jillian Dudot; Jimmy Delonois; JJ; John Cliff Alvarez; Jonathan Gonzalez; Joshua Shaw; Josie Devora; JPT; JR Linton; Julie C. Imagery; Kandice DeMaria; Karl Johnsen; Kay Chimel; Kelcy B. Erbele; Kerry Tichenor; Kevin King; Laila Jasmin; Lailee Goodman; Laura May Jockers; Libni Lozano-Alonso; Lily Mai Masel; Liz King; M.Castro; Malgorzata Kawashima; MCruzIllustrations; Megan Coffey; Melly Pereda; Michael Slabaugh; Moxie Nox; Ms. Vaughan; Nadim Tabsch; Nancy Marie; Natasha Bonham; Nathan Lumm; NicoleHatesYou; nomiienation; Norma Soulet; Olivia Escott; Patricia Knight; Patrick Keane; Patrick Sherlock; Phat Joe; Rachel Galvin; Rebecca Baranet; Rod Rushka; Rolando Guillama; Roque Aldana; Samantha Detwiler; Samantha Pacheco; Sarah Huang; Shane Weaver; Shawn Escott; Sheherazade Thenard; Shelley Mitchell; Sofia DeMaria; Staciann Hylton; Stephanie Vento; Tanya Lopez; Tatiana Jackson; Team Panza; Teresita Sainz Duque; Thetetrisgod_; Tim McClellan; Travis Amores; Ursula Decay; Van Detta; Victoria Alvarez; Violeta Caloor; Walter Gee; Wen-Ju Chien; Yuhmi; Zero and more!

New Comics + Ninja Turtles = Pizza Time at TATE'S
Oct. 2, 2013

Ever need a quick nom on Wednesdays? A totally tasty after work snack? Well, we are giving you guys FREE PIZZA!

Whether you say "Cowabunga" or "Booyakasha" - pizza is for everyone!

Raphael himself will be delivering some hot fresh pizzas at 5pm on the 1st Wednesday of each month. All our customers are welcome to enjoy a slice and take a photo with our favorite "Hero in a Half Shell"!

BONUS!!! Each month during our "New Comics + Turtles = Pizza Time" event, we will also be raffling off an original sketch by Ninja Turtles creator, Kevin Eastman! The purchase of any TMNT item (from 5-8pm day of event) gets you a raffle ticket, one ticket per item! We will email you if you win and you aren't there to claim your prize… drawing will take place at 8:00pm, right before we close.

Japanese Snack Tasting
Sept. 28, 2013

Ever wonder what some of our weird and wonderful Japanese snacks taste like? But don't want to commit to WHOLE big pack of something that looks tasty, but whose name you can't even say properly? Well, this is the event for you! Its been too long since we've had one of our super fun snack tasting events!

How does it work? Show up to the event from 2-4pm; when you first get here you will get a numbered ticket. You can browse around the store and we will call folks up in groups of 15 (or so) to go down the line and collect their snacks... there is a fun lil questionnaire to fill out while you sample, just drop it in the box when you are done and enter into the raffle for some free snacks!

We also have a great Buy 2 Get 1 Free special coupon on all our snacks for the whole day! Be sure to print out or bring in a coupon that day! Its a lot of fun, bring your friends... your family... your entire circle of people you love!

Meet Richard Starkings
Aug. 7, 2013

Guest: Richard Starkings

5-7pm

Richard Starkings is an acclaimed comic strip letterer and writer/creator of Elephantmen, published by Image Comics.

Starkings' Tips for new Letterers! http://www.balloontales.com/tips/
Wiki on Richard Starkings: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Starkings

The purchase of any Elephantmen comic or trade, during the event on 8/7/13, guarantees you unlimited signatures by Richard Starkings on the items of your choosing.

TATE'S Not At Comic-Con 2013
July 20, 2013

Are you going to be at San Diego Comic-Con?
The largest comic book and popular arts convention in the world?
NO? ...then, come to the next best thing!

Saturday, July 20th from 12-4pm

- Free Stuff & More Free Stuff
- The patented TATE'S Cosplayrade™! It's a fun cosplay parade!
- Free copy of the TATE'S Indy Comic Anthology! Have it signed be contributors!
- Worldwide Exclusive TATE’S Trailer premiere of “Golden Tate 4: Revenge of the Reptiles”
- Nakia’s Xtreme Comic Trivia Challenge! Win awesome Prizes from our sponsors!
Enjoy hectic good times and camaraderie, just like at the "real" Comic-Con!

Wear a cape or costume and take 10% OFF your entire purchase!! All Day on 7/20!
Create yourself a cape out of a pillowcase or kitchen towel, if you have to! :-)

Pacific Rim Special Event
July 11, 2013

We here at Tate's invite you to a very special and highly anticipated occasion... our next TATE'S CREW AND YOU EXCLUSIVE MOVIE!

The Tate's Gang will be seeing PACIFIC RIM in 3D at Regal Cypress Creek Station on July 11th at 10pm!

The theater will be for us and our customers exclusively, NO riff raff!

All you have to do, is when you buy your ticket at the box office, tell them you are there for the TATE'S showing of PACIFIC RIM in 3D and BOOM like a Kaiju getting smashed in the face by a Jagger YOU'RE IN!

Heidi Kenney Yummy Meet and Greet Event!
June 29, 2013

Heidi Kenney is a self-taught artist who creates plush and 3D soft sculptures, happy (& sometimes very sad) plush veggies, donuts, toilet paper rolls, and other everyday food & household items. Born in Washington DC, Heidi currently lives in Pennsylvania. She started her company and website, My Paper Crane, in 2001 so she would have a place to blog and showcase the plush toys she was making. She has worked closely with Kidrobot to create keychains, pillows, and clothing based on her food designs. Yummy Donuts, Yummy Breakfast, and Yummy Dessert.

Heidi is in town for "The Little Golden Years" art exhibition in our upstairs gallery! Heidi curated the show and will also be in attendance for the show's opening on June 28th.

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The purchase of any Yummy toy or plush, during the event on 6/29/13, guarantees you a maximum of 3 signatures from Heidi Kenney on the items of your choosing.

3:00pm until 4:30pm in EDT

Family Outing on Father's Day!
June 16, 2013

Fun for your whole family unit!

Bring the family and all family units will get:
- 10% OFF your entire purchase!
- FREE comic books for all kids!
- Access to the “TATE’S Tots” a special play area upstairs.

A place just for little kids, toddlers and babies to play & unwind!
- Complimentary juice box and snacks!
- A memorable outing for the entire family!

Bonus! For Dad Only 20% OFF Any one item of Dad’s Choice!

To qualify for the Family (on father’s day) Discount: Bring in at least one kid (16 & under) and/or bring in your Father… since it’s Father’s Day!

We’re sorry, but for this particular FAMILY OUTING, coming in with only your significant other doesn’t qualify for the discount. They are welcome to attend, but your beloved pet family members don’t count toward discount either.

Sunday, June 16, 2013; 12-4pm

Peter Panzerfaust Signing
June 15, 2013

Guests: Kurtis J. Wiebe, Tyler Jenkins

Peter Panzerfaust, published by Image Comics, is a high energy action story that blends Red Dawn with Peter Pan. The city of Calais is the first city in France to fall to the Germans in the spring of 1940. A mysterious American boy named Peter rallies a handful of plucky French orphans and they must work together to survive Europe’s darkest hour.

The purchase of any Peter Panzerfaust comic or trade, during the event on 6/15/13, guarantees you a maximum of 3 signatures each from Wiebe & Jenkins.

Free Comic Book Day
May 4, 2013

Everyone gets FREE comics on Free Comic Book Day!

Saturday, May 4, 2013 from 10am-9pm

Link to Flyer: http://tinyurl.com/fcbdtates

Come one, come all for your free comics! Dozens of titles to choose from, great for all ages! Awesome costumed character appearances throughout the day, including the infamous 501st Legion! Great photo opportunities! Stormtroopers, Spider-Man, Iron Man & more!

What is Free Comic Book Day? Held yearly since 2002, participating comic shops around the world give away special comic books absolutely FREE to everyone who comes into their stores. TATE’S always participates! More info on this worldwide event found here: http://www.freecomicbookday.com

TATE’S 20th Anniversary Sale
April 6, 2013 to April 7, 2013

Saturday, April 6, 2013; 10am-8pm
Sunday, April 7, 2013; 10am-5pm

RAIN OR SHINE

Tate Ottati, as a 17-year old high school senior, first opened our doors on March 28, 1993. How is it possible that 20 years have passed since then?! Please join us in celebrating this milestone anniversary, whether you’ve been a member of our “family” since the beginning or are visiting us for the first time!

Link to flyer: http://tinyurl.com/20aniflyer

OUTSIDE UNDER THE TENT:
• Comics 5 for $1 or 25¢ each
• Fill up an entire longbox with comics for only $35! Fill a shortbox for $25!
• Graphic Novels 50% OFF Cover Price
• Manga $3 each
• Toys and Action Figures 2 for $10 or $6 each
• T-Shirts 3 for $25 or $10 each
• DVDs 3 for $10 or $5 each
+ truly unbelievable markdowns on high-ticket statues, vinyl toys and more!

INSIDE THE STORE:
All our back issue comics 50% OFF
Everything else inside the store 10% OFF

The extra fun stuff!

All weekend:
Travel back through 20 years of fun TATE’S memories with our interactive pensive exhibit!
Jump for joy in the new TATE’S bounce house! (Kids 10 & Under)
Free face painting and TATE’S tattoo station!
“Your Face in TATE’S” window display photo op!
The Tater Tot Café brought to you by the 3KB!
And as always… FREE Souvenir Buttons while they last!

All weekend 11am-4pm:
Enjoy FREE shirt printing* of our exclusive commemorative designs by The Fine Print Shoppe!
*The printing is totally FREE on your own blank shirts! Bring ‘em! We will also have a limited supply of blanks for sale cheap!

Sunday at 1pm:
Join us for a slice o’ Anniversary cake made with love by our favorite bakery, Doris Italian Market in Coral Springs!

Girls vs. Boys Opening Night
March 8, 2013

Inside/upstairs at TATE'S 4566 N. University Drive, Lauderhill, Florida 33351

Opening night: Friday, March 8, 2013 • 7-10pm
On exhibit: March 8 – April 20, 2013

Link to flyer>
http://www.bearandbird.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/0313_GirlsVsBoys_flyer_web1000px.jpg

The girls:
Sashiko “wishcandy” Yuen
Mab Graves
Danielle Estefan
Erika Taguchi-Newton

The boys:
Ryan Hungerford
Tripper Dungan
Greg Kletsel
Aurian Redson

The concept of this show is pretty old fashioned and simple… we invited four gals and four blokes to contribute their best work in an art face off! …we all know that human beings of the female and male variety see things differently, its just a fact of life and we are excited to see for ourselves what this group of truly outstanding artists create.

At the opening:
Craft Beer Tasting by Brown Distributing Company: Boulder Sweaty Betty vs Stone Arrogant Bastard!
Delicious free cupcake samples from Half-Baked Goods!
Wiener vending by Frankie Dogs Gourmet Veggie Dogs!
+Boy vs Girl Arm Wrestling with prizes! …say what?!

Hip To Be Square (aka Square Show 3)
Jan. 19, 2013 to March 2, 2013

A mega group art show where all the work is square in shape, but not in attitude.

TATE'S Comics Community Park & Swap
Feb. 16, 2013

9am-3pm, in our parking lot out front

Buy or Sell or Trade Awesome Stuff directly with other TATE'S customers… just like you! Think of it as sort of a flea market... with the most interesting of treasures!

Want to BUY? It’s totally free to come and browse the ol’ Park & Swap! It all starts at 9am ...and ya know the early bird catches the worm!

Want to SELL? The only way reserve a selling spot is to physically come on in to TATE’S and fill out the registration form in advance. No email or phone registrations. There is now a $25 non-refundable fee to reserve a selling spot, which must be pre-paid at the time of registering. All registered sellers also will receive a commemorative Park & Swap shirt. Don’t wait! Spots will run out!

Hip To Be Square: Opening Night Reception!
Jan. 18, 2013

6:00pm until 10:00pm in EST

inside/upstairs at TATE'S 4566 N. University Drive, Lauderhill, Florida 33351

Opening night of a mega group art show where all the work is square in shape, but not in attitude.

Showcasing square-shaped artworks by these local legends: 1oddgent; Adam Milyanovich ; Alexandra Diana; Allison Kotzig; Alvaro Diaz-Rubio; Amanda Valdes; Amy Manuel; Andreanna DiBenedetto; Annimal; Audra Di Bello; Autumn H.; Bianca Picou; Blair Hess; Brenna Verner; Brian Zambrano; Carolina Abbiati; Carrie Dawn; Cassidy Cook; Cayce Moyer; Chasity Lynch; CHNK; Christian DeMaria; Christine Delgado; Chun Lo; Claire Thompson; Colleen Newcomb; Crescent Cricket; Danielle Bayrami; Dave D’Amato; Dibbie Jane; Dmitry Pirag; Dustin Wilson; EdenClare; Eleanor B. Huang; Elvis Bello; Eric Krempa; Erika Alfieri; Erika Hagarty; Evan Karlan; Fern Bird; Frances Aldana; Galo_Leo; Heather Doucette; Ian Bruck; Ian M. Santos; Ian M. Santos; JACKFRASSS; James Gan; Jamie Schaub; Jamie Schaub; Janae Sweet; Janet Gold; Jed Martinez ; Jesslope; Jim Leary; Jo Wilt; Jorge Pacheco; Joumou; JR Linton; Juan Navarro; Kandice DeMaria; Karl Johnsen; Kelly Holt; Kelly Holt; Kerry Tichenor; Kerry Tichenor; KeShaunda Parrish; Kevin King; Kris Starry; Laila Jasmin; Lamo; Laura May; Lazaro Caballero; Lisa Rockford; Lisiely Ramos; Lorena Lopez; Lorenzo Mohammed; Lorna Ruth; Lorraine Lowe; Lucia Blanch; Marta Gentile; Matthew Perez; Melissa McCabe; Melly Pereda; Michael Borbon; Minerva Moreno; Monique Garcia; monstroddity; Moxie Nox; Mr. Vaz; Mrs.Vaz; Natasha R. Clark; Nathan Lumm; Neil Dick; Nina N. Mitchell; Norma Soulet; Oscar E. Alonso; Patricia Knight; Patricia Paylor; Patricia Paylor; Raquel Valbuena; RemiJin; Roque Aldana; Samantha Lowe; Samantha Pacheco; Sarah Huang; Sarah Sarlay; Sommer Wood; Stephen Schutt; Steven Imas; TeslaCake; Tevokkia; Tina Lasorsa; Tom Fowner; Tyler Verner; Ursula Decay; Walter Gee; Wen-Ju Chien; William FuShark Muniz; William Vega; Yuri Meister; Zeda; Zero; & many more!