Destiny City Comics

218 St Helens Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402

Phone Number
2532347112
E-Mail
mikefitz@destinycitycomics.com
Website
http://destinycitycomics.com/
Twitter
@DestinyCityComx
Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/DestinyCityComics
Hours
Sunday: noon - 6 p.m.
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: noon - 6 p.m.
Wednesday: noon - 5 p.m.
Thursday: noon - 8 p.m.
Friday: noon - 8 p.m.
Saturday: noon - 8 p.m.

Current & Upcoming Events

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Vol. 1: Squirrel Power discussion
Aug. 27, 2017

The best of the newest Marvel stuff. Squirrel Girl’s taken on all the biggest Marvel baddies like Doctor Doom, Thanos, Galactus, Red Skull and taken them down thanks to her abilities to make friends with squirrels! We’ll be reading the first volume of her ongoing series by Ryan North and Erica Henderson.

Meeting at the shop after hours on St. Helens Ave. You can get the book at Destiny City Comics for 15% off with the book club discount. Stadium District’s comic shop also sells many other fine graphic novels.

Kaptara, Vol. 1 Fear Not Tiny Alien discussion
Sept. 24, 2017

Keith Kanga crash lands on KAPTARA, a world filled with danger and weird danger and dangerous weirdos! And if he can’t survive, then Earth, the place where YOU live, is doomed! Come check out this sci-fi comedy from CHIP ZDARSKY (Sex Criminals) and KAGAN McLEOD (Infinite Kung-Fu) that everyone is calling “published!”

We’ll be meeting at the shop after hours on St. Helens Ave. You can get the book at Destiny City Comics for 15% off $9.98with the book club discount. Stadium District’s comic shop also sells many other fine graphic novels.

The Boys, Vol. 1 The Name of the Game discussion
Oct. 22, 2017

Collecting the first six issues of the controversial new series from Preacher writer Garth Ennis and artist Darick Robertson (Transmetropolitan)! Don’t miss this dark, twisted look at superpowers, super-people, and the men and women who make sure the world’s “heroes” never go too far.

We’ll be meeting at the shop after hours on St. Helens Ave. You can get the book at Destiny City Comics for 15% off with the book club discount. Stadium District’s comic shop also sells many other fine graphic novels.

Past Events

Monstress Vol. 1 Book Discussion
July 23, 2017

Steampunk deco witches! We’re reading this cool new book from Image comics featuring work by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda.

We’ll be meeting at the shop after hours on St. Helens Ave. You can get the book at Destiny City Comics for 15% off $9.99 with the book club discount. Stadium District’s comic shop also sells many other fine graphic novels.

Destiny City QueerFem Con 2017
July 8, 2017

Coming again in honor of Tacoma Pride festivities! Working on confirming guests, but we'll have queer-feminist art vendors with something for everyone celebrating pride and diversity at the shop all day. More details coming soon.

We'll be having a special raffle supporting our local branch of Planned Parenthood. Please get in touch if you would like to donate any items to this special raffle.

Donate now to help this organization http://secure.ppaction.org/Donate/Defend

Rick and Morty Rickmobile
June 30, 2017

The Official #Rickmobile will be at Destiny City Comics, in Tacoma,WA on June 30. The #Rickmobile sells Rick and Morty merchandise. Limited quantities. Credit cards only.

Spectacular Spider-Man Launch Party
June 21, 2017

NEW Spider-Man series from Chip Zdarsky (Jughead, Howard the Duck, Star-Lord) and Adam Kubert! We’re celebrating with FREE Spider-Man masks, exclusive variants, and more while supplies last.

Destiny City Freakycon III
June 17, 2017

A mini-horror con at your local comic shop is back for revenge! Third time's the DEATH!!!

Special guests:

Friday Night Frights - host of local cult horror movie night at our historic Proctor district Blue Mouse Theater https://www.facebook.com/FridayNightFrightsTacoma/

Michael Koehler - local artist and zine-maker will be designing the event poster http://www.mrkoehler.com/

October Games - local game developer presenting a special demo of their new game project and also a new printing of their Horror Legends comic http://www.octobergames.com/

Travis Bundy - local artist and co-founder of Creator's Edge Press, will be selling his wares and giving out FREE graphic novels.

Tacoma Ghost Tours - get schooled on the strangest tales of local hauntings and grab some of their spooky merch.

Crypticon Seattle - special table hosted by a promotion team from Seattle's ultimate horror con!

....plus more to be announced!

Still adding details! Get in touch with Mike at Destiny City Comics if you'd like to get involved.

Wonder Woman Day Art Show w/ Free Comics!
June 3, 2017

The Wonder Woman movie is coming soon and we’re celebrating with the CLAW to give you a Wonder Woman art show and FREE COMICS while supplies last!

Destiny City Zine Symposium
May 27, 2017

Local zine makers and comic artists set up at your favorite Stadium District comic shop and independent bookstore!

Super Cool QT Zinester Friendship Club
Neoglyphic Media
Johnny Scotch Comics
Ian Wheelock (Instagram)
Littlekumiho
Michael Koehler

This will be the fourth seasonal Destiny City Zine Symposium.

Free Comic Book Day 2017
May 6, 2017

FREE COMICS! While supplies last we’ll be giving out free comics in the Free Comic Book Day tradition. We’ll have Wonder Woman, Betty & Veronica, Rick & Morty, Doctor Who, Zelda, Ninja Turtles, Dragon Ball Z, and lots MORE!

Stay tuned for updates as we gear up the festivities!

Sex Criminals, Vol. 1 Discussion
March 26, 2017

March’s book is Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky’s Sex Criminals, Vol. 1. A guy and a girl learn they have the power to stop time when they orgasm, so naturally they start robbing banks!

We’ll be meeting at the shop after hours on St. Helens Ave. You can get the book at Destiny City Comics for 15% off with the book club discount. Stadium District’s comic shop also sells many other fine graphic novels.

Coast 2 Coast Comic-Con
March 4, 2017

On Saturday March 4, Destiny City Comics will be participating in Coast to Coast Comic Con!

Exclusive Coast to Coast Comic Con comics with special covers.

Costume contest with cool prizes like a Spider-Gwen statue, general entry here.

Live in-store feed with creators like Jim Lee, Dan Slott, Charles Soule, Matt Hawkins, Jim Zub, Michael Avon Oeming, Matt Kindt, Sarah Gaydos, Tony Shasteen, Mike Johnson, Paul Levitz BOOM executive Ross Richie.

And what Coast to Coast Comic Con would be complete without… Space Ghost?!

Bombshells, Vol. 1 Discussion
Feb. 26, 2017

She Can Do It! DC’s popular WWII throwback book featuring their best female superheroes by Marguerite Bennett and Marguerite Sauvage is our selection for February.

We’ll be meeting at the shop after hours on St. Helens Ave. You can get the book at Destiny City Comics for 15% off with the book club discount. Stadium District’s comic shop also sells many other fine graphic novels.

Destiny City Winter Zine Symposium
Feb. 25, 2017

Every season Destiny City Comics and King’s Books open up their space for zine and comic makers to meet the public, showcase their wares, and maybe even sell a book!

Descender, Vol. 1: Tin Stars discussion at Destiny City Comics
Dec. 15, 2016

In December we’re meeting one week earlier than we normally do and discussing the hugely popular Descender, Vol. 1 by Jeff Lemire (Underwater Welder, Extraordinary X-Men) and Dustin Nguyen (Batman).

The book can be purchased at Destiny City Comics and you get 15% off if you mention the book club discount. Stadium District’s only comic shop also sells many other fine graphic novels.

Sheriff of Babylon, Vol. 1 Discussion
Nov. 27, 2016

November was previously announced as Batgirl, but we’re changing it up to make it Tom King’s Sheriff of Babylon. GQ had an interview with the author, a former CIA operative, who has to submit his scripts to the federal government for approval before his editor sees them. He also writes a little-known book called Batman! Join us in discussing this modern war story.

The book can be purchased at Destiny City Comics and you get 15% off if you mention the book club discount. Stadium District’s only comic shop also sells many other fine graphic novels.

Destiny City Fall Zine Symposium
Nov. 12, 2016

Destiny City Zine Symposium is a free seasonal event in Tacoma where Destiny City Comics and King’s Books offer space to artists to sell their wares to art lovers and hopeless comic-collecting addicts. Hang out with someone that made a comic you’ve never heard of! Make someone’s day by purchasing their wares with cash.

Halloween ComicFest 2016
Oct. 29, 2016

Spidey, Darth Vader, Squirrel Girl, Scooby, My Little Pony, Archie, Grumpy Cat, and more all FREE this year the Saturday before Halloween! Stay tuned for more details as your local Stadium District comic shop book store firms up plans and books guests. Happy Halloween!

Kingdom Come Discussion
Oct. 23, 2016

October’s book to discuss is the epic Kingdom Come written by Mark Waid and fully painted by Alex Ross. It’s an apocalyptic superhero battle taking place in the future of the DC Universe with a clash of titanic superheroes like Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Captain Marvel, and the rest!

The book can be purchased at Destiny City Comics and you get 15% off if you mention the book club discount. Stadium District’s only comic shop also sells many other fine graphic novels.

Creative Colloquy Crawl
Oct. 5, 2016

Join us for a very special literary event, Creative Colloquy Crawl, following up our packed show last year which filled every seat. Meet local artists leading discussion on visual narrative. Special presenters to be announced as this event takes shape.

Darth Vader, Vol. 1 Discussion
Sept. 22, 2016

In September we take a look at the first volume of Darth Vader by Kieron Gillen (Wicked + Divine, Young Avengers) and Salvador Larocca (X-Men), taking place after the original Star Wars Episode IV A New Hope. Vader is on the hook for the fall of the first Death Star, and slowly learning of the existance of another Skywalker. Also: wacky murder droids and a cool new archaeologist character!

The book can be purchased at Destiny City Comics and you get 15% off if you mention the book club discount. Stadium District’s only comic shop also sells many other fine graphic novels.

Beer & Comics! Stadium District Art, Wine, & Beer Walk
Sept. 17, 2016

Get tickets to the Historical Stadium District’s annual art showcase with dozens of businesses within walking distance involved! Destiny City Comics will have a local brewer to be announced serving local craft beer in the comic shop. Please purchase your tickets in advance.

Batman Day 2016
Sept. 17, 2016

FREE BATMAN COMIC! Join us for Batman Day 2016. We’ll be handing out a limited amount of FREE Batman #1 (2016) reprints with a new variant cover by Howard Porter.

Weirdworld, Vol. 00: Warzones! discussion
Aug. 25, 2016

Later in August we will be discussion Weirdworld, a swords-and-sorcery Secret Wars tie-in that takes place in a world run by the evil baroness Morgan LeFay of Authurian legend. It’s written by Jason Aaron (Scalped, Star Wars, Southern Bastards) with art by Mike del Mundo (Elektra).

The book can be purchased at Destiny City Comics and you get 15% off if you mention the book club discount. Stadium District’s only comic shop also sells many other fine graphic novels.

7:00pm - 8:00pm

Destiny City Zine Symposium!
Aug. 20, 2016

Saturday August 20 we’ll be hosting a special zine party with special local zine makers. RSVP now to receive updates! Special guests like

Ian Wheelock, creator of Anime Goth
@funny_face_house on Instagram, local zinester and art maker
Troy’s Work Table, local maker and co-creator of Les Sar’zine
Mordecai Baylor, creator of make-your-own story coloring book Tales of the Incompletely Peculiar
Brandon Lehmann, a.k.a. local artist Bobby Mono, check out his work at bobbymono.com

More details will be posted as the event approaches!

Harry Potter Midnight Release Block Party
July 30, 2016 to July 31, 2016

King’s Books is having a special midnight release of the new Harry Potter book, eight years since the last! Join us for a special event ignited by our good neighbor and check out comics and graphic novels inspired by Harry Potter like Gotham Academy, Unwritten, and Americus.

7pm-8pm Improv

Half hour improv show live with a local performance group Fools Play Improv.

8pm-11pm Vendors

Wizard Caricatures by Mark Brill. Get drawn as a member of your favorite house!
Take and/or Make Harry Potter Bead Sprites by @the_nerdy_girl_crafter. This local maker will have handcrafted items available as well as a make-your-own bead sprite station.

Homemade Harry Potter-inspired goods by Atomic Soap Works. This local soap maker is cooking up unique Harry-Potter themed soap ideas just for this special event.

Vending table and Quidditch Race hosted by Crescent Moon Gifts. Enter a special Quidditch race hosted by the unique local 6th Ave gift shop at 8:30. Special Harry Potter items like the famous Jelly Belly Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans will also be available at their vending table.

O Human Star Book Discussion
July 28, 2016

In July for Tacoma Pride month we’re reading O Human Star, Vol. 1 by Blue Delliquanti, a graphic novel edition of the popular webcomic featuring a futuristic sci-fi tale. BONUS: The artist will be joining us for a special Skype chat during the club!

Meet the Artist! Jeffrey Veregge Signing
July 16, 2016

Guest: Jeffrey Veregge

Visit Destiny City Comics to meet graphic artist Jeffery Veregge whose work combines commercial art with local Native American design influences. Comics with Veregge’s covers like Red Wolf #1 and the controversial Captain America Steve Rogers #1 Hip Hop variant will be available.

Midnight Launch of Civil War II #3
July 12, 2016

Join us at Destiny City Comics for a special event releasing Civil War II #3 and other Marvel & DC comics late at night. A special limited edition Civil War II #3 midnight variant by Joe Quesada will be available. Featured photo art by Michael Cho.

Destiny City Queer-Fem Con!
July 9, 2016

Destiny City Comics’ second Tacoma Pride event! Celebrate feminism and queerdom with a festival that welcomes all at your local comic shop! Special queer/feminist graphic novels will be spotlighted with exciting special guests.

• Zan Christensen comic creator and founder of Seattle LGBTQA publisher Northwest Press
• Mark Brill, Illustrator local artist of NW Press anti-bullying comic The Power Within and member of local cartoonist group the C.L.A.W.
• Atomic Soap Works will be cosplaying and selling special Pride-themed homemade goods
• Sweetgyrl Designs, local maker and vintage goods seller will have enough unicorns and rainbow stickers to fill your face with Pride!
• Madeleine Gasperi, local author, motivational speaker, and outspoken LGBT ally.

Captain Picard Day Closing Ceremony with Mad Hat Tea
July 1, 2016

Say goodbye to the dazzling assemblenge of works honoring Patrick Stewart’s warm yet commanding visage with a complimentary special blend of Earl Grey provided by Mad Hat Tea. It’ll be like the end of Wrath of Khan except sadder.

Paper Girls, Vol. 1 discussion
June 23, 2016

In June we’ll discuss the hot new series Paper Girls, Vol 1 (releasing April 13) by Brian K. Vaughan (Saga, Y: the Last Man) and Cliff Chiang (Wonder Woman, Green Arrow & Black Canary). The story can be described as Stand by Me meets E.T. featuring ’80s paper delivery girls dealing with an invasion by strange aliens.

The book can be purchased at Destiny City Comics and you get 15% off if you mention the book club discount. Stadium District’s only comic shop also sells many other fine graphic novels.

7:00pm - 8:00pm

Destiny City Freakycon 2 – a mini-horror convention!
June 18, 2016

It’s happening… AGAIN! Destiny City’s scariest local con returns with a VENGEANCE just in time for FATHER’S DAY. Get a cool gift for dad and be there to meet a ghastly group of guests:

* October Games, local game developer and creators of Puppet Masters: The Game and Horror Legends.

* Host of local horror night Friday Night Frights at the legendary historic Blue Mouse Theater.

* Tacoma Ghost Tours local ghost experts who offer a variety of spooky tours about town, including one that meets at King’s Books.

* Alucard Press, creator of specifically not-sparkly vampire and zombie fiction.

Let’s make it even bigger than last year! Check out this one-day only FREE summertime horror celebration!

Captain Picard Day Art Show & Festival
June 16, 2016

A special art show for the third Thursday of June put on by Destiny City Comics and sinister art rebels the C.L.A.W. (Cartoonist League of Absurd Washingtonians).

An annual celebration of everyone’s favorite captain of the Enterprise-D. There will be art for sale, contests, local artists to meet and greet, and more. Reception and art installation on Thursday with closing ceremony Saturday. Stay tuned for more details as they develop.

Dark Horse Day Celebration
June 4, 2016

Publisher of Buffy, Fight Club 2, Sin City, Hellboy, Aliens vs. Predator, Avatar and more Dark Horse is celebrating its 30th Anniversary with giveaways and more. Should be an event any comics fan won’t want to miss. Stay tuned for further details!

ODY-C, Vol. 1: Off to Far Ithicaa Discussion
June 2, 2016

NOTE: This event has been postponed one week from it’s original meeting date of May 26.

In June we take a look at the first volume of ODY-C by Matt Fraction (Sex Criminals, Hawkeye) and Christian Ward (Infinite Vacation, Olympus), a psychadelic-scifi-feminist take on the classic Odyssey with amazing visuals and interesting twists.

The book can be purchased at Destiny City Comics and you get 15% off if you mention the book club discount. Stadium District’s only comic shop also sells many other fine graphic novels.

DC Rebirth #1 Midnight Launch Party
May 24, 2016 to May 25, 2016

11pm, May 24 to 1am, May 25!

It’s all happening again! Be here for a very special midnight release party of DC Rebirth #1. We’ll have an exclusive midnight release variant available in very limited quantities but fret not, you can PREORDER it here.

Only $2.99 for the midnight release edition or $100 for the ultra-rare version. Buy it now before it sells out!

Item description: “It all begins here. Do not skip to the last page. Do not let a friend or message board ruin this comic for you. The future (and past) of the DC Universe starts here. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!

‘Rebirth is about focusing in on the core of the character and their respective universe,’ says writer and DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns. ‘It brings back what has been lost, the legacy of the characters, the love and the hope of the DCU!'

FREE Comic Book Day 2016
May 7, 2016

Free comics! Special guests!

Gotham Central, Book One: In the Line of Duty discussion
April 28, 2016

For April we’ll discuss Gotham Central Book One by celebrated authors Ed Brubaker (Fatale, Captain America: Winter Soldier) and Greg Rucka (Star Wars: Shattered Empire, Batwoman) with art by Michael Lark (Captain America). This comic follows the day and night shift of the Gotham City Police department, who tend to be too proud to call on the caped crusader for villainous threats.

The book can be purchased at Destiny City Comics and you get 15% off if you mention the book club discount. Stadium District’s only comic shop also sells many other fine graphic novels.

7:00pm - 8:00pm

Comics N’ Comics: a Comedy Show at Destiny City Comics
April 16, 2016

TICKETS HERE 5 BUCKS EACH: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2526661

An hour long comedy showcase at Destiny City Comics featuring three of your soon to be favorite stand-up comedians: Chad Denick, Lisa Wallen, Jim Stewart Allen, and also the host, Taylor Bonzer!
The venue is small so grab your tickets ASAP! If we sell enough we’ll do more of these!

7:30pm - 10:30pm

Star Wars Poe Dameron Launch Party
April 6, 2016

Don’t miss out on the release of Marvel’s new Star Wars series focusing on the ace X-Wing fighter from Episode VII: The Force Awakens. We’re throwing a special party where you get bonus collectibles when you purchase Poe Dameron #1 like pins, limited edition lithograph prints, and a chance to get a rare variant.

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Vol. 1: Squirrel Power discussion
March 31, 2016

In March we’ll be meeting up at the comic shop to discuss the unbeatably great Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Vol. 1 by Ryan North (Dinosaur Comics) and Erica Henderson (Jughead). This hilarious book was the hot holiday item last Christmas, so get your hands on it while it’s available!

The book can be purchased at Destiny City Comics and you get 15% off if you mention the book club discount. Stadium District’s only comic shop also sells many other fine graphic novels.

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Red Wolf artist Jeffrey Vergge at Federal Way Library with Destiny City Comics
March 23, 2016

Guest: Jeffrey Veregge

Stop by Federal Way Library in March to meet Jeffrey Vergge, a local Native American artist who provides art for covers to Marvel’s popular new western series Red Wolf. Every issues is currently available at Destiny City Comics but we’ll be bringing our stock over to Federal Way Library for this special event.

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Prison Island Signing
Sept. 5, 2015

Colleen Frakes appears at Destiny City Comics on Saturday, September 5, 2015 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm in honor of the release of her new autobiographical work, Prison Island, about her experience growing up on Washington state’s McNeil Island, the last prison island in the US.

Junior Braves of the Apocalypse Signing
July 16, 2015

Guest: Greg Smith

Author Greg Smith appears at Destiny City Comics on Thursday, July 16, 2015 from 4:00pm – 5:30pm for a signing of Junior Braves of the Apocalypse!

Nonplayer #2 Signing
June 7, 2015

Guest: Nate Simpson

Writer/artist Nate Simpson signs Nonplayer #2 at Destiny City Comics on Sunday, June 7, 2015 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm!

Sunglasses After Dark Signing
Jan. 31, 2015

Guest: Stan Shaw

Artist Stan Shaw appears at Destiny City Comics on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 4:00 PM to sign SUNGLASSES AFTER DARK!