Bosco's Comics, Cards & Games

2301 Spenard Rd.
Anchorage, AK 99503

Phone Number
(907) 274-4112
E-Mail
orders@boscos.com
Website
http://www.boscos.com/
Twitter
@boscoscomics
Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/BOSCOShasitall
Hours
Sunday: noon - 6 p.m.
Monday: noon - 8 p.m.
Tuesday: noon - 8 p.m.
Wednesday: noon - 8 p.m.
Thursday: noon - 8 p.m.
Friday: noon - 8 p.m.
Saturday: noon - 8 p.m.

Current & Upcoming Events

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Past Events

Local Comic Shop Day
Nov. 19, 2016

Special Deals on comics, supplies and more.

Halloween Comic Fest 2016
Oct. 29, 2016

Woot! More excuses to dress up in costume!?!

AND FREE COMICS?!?

It must be time for Halloween Comic Fest 2016.

Swing by either (or both) BOSCO'S and get 2 FREE comic books*, 4 if you're in costume**.

Dimond Center BOSCO'S will be open at 10am.

Spenard BOSCO'S will be open at noon.

Don't forget to follow our facebook event for this to make sure you get the latest updates.

*Special HCF comics available in a special section of the store.
**BOSCO'S reserves the right to determine what constitutes a "costume."

Doctor Who Comics Day
July 9, 2016

Doctor Who Comics Day is a global event inspired by Titan Comics’ Doctor Who comic books. In its third year, the event is set to be even bigger with new comics and collections, signings and events across the globe.

2015’s event tied-in with a special, brand-new, five-part weekly Doctor Who comics cross-over series by Paul Cornell and Neil Edwards, and saw comic readers get the chance to celebrate Doctor Who Comics Day at over 2900 locations including comic shops, bookstores, retail chains and libraries.

“We’ve got some great things planned for this year’s 2016 Doctor Who Comics Day event,” said Ricky Claydon, Direct Sales & Marketing Manager at Titan Comics. “As well as working closely with stores and libraries to develop events for the day, for 2016 we’ll be supplying Doctor Who fans with event kits to hold their own reading group events.”

Free Comic Book Day!
May 7, 2016

Free comics? FREE COMICS??!! Yep. Get 4 free comics from the huge selection of special Free Comic Book Day comics! Come in costume and you can get up to 6 FCBD comics! The Star Wars 501st legion and live music in Spenard!

Be at the Dimond Center BOSCO'S at 10am then scoot on over to the Spenard BOSCO'S for the noon opening!

STAR WARS COSTUME PARTY AT BOSCO'S!
Feb. 6, 2016

Saturday, Feb. 6th at 4pm at the Spenard BOSCO'S

BOSCO's, along with Senshi Con and Cosplay Alaska bring feisty rebels and grim stormtroopers together for a bit of fun. Feel free to don the garb of your favorite Star Wars character. Imperial Inquisitors will not be making any arrests at this event. The proper bureaucratic gears have been greased.

The 501st will be on hand with a special photo backdrop so that you can have your picture taken as a Star Wars action figure.

Special, limited edition Star Wars cupcakes will be available.

A special, free Star Wars comic will be given out to attendees.

Kill Shakespeare Reading
Aug. 26, 2015

Guest: Conor McCreery

A reading of "Kill Shakespeare" with writer Conor McCreery and locals Dave Fink and Issac Kumpula along with plenty of audience participation.

This will not be your typical 'Meet'n'Greet.'

This is not the Shakespeare you dreaded in High School. 'Kill Shakespeare' is a mash-up of Shakespeare's greatest heroes and villains with Hamlet, Juliet, Othello, Iago and Falstaff rebelling against Richard III and Lady MacBeth. And the great Bard is not what he might seem to be. A little bit of the Globe Theatre comes to Spenard.

Wednesday August 26, 6pm - 8pm.

GEEK SWAP MEET
Aug. 22, 2015

WHEN: Saturday August 22 from 9am-1pm

WHERE: Under the canopy at BOSCO'S in Spenard

WANT TO BUY? The Swap Meet is open to geeks of all types. It is free for people to attend and shop! The transactions are between you and the seller. BOSCO'S only provides the space. Be nice to each other.

Geek Swap Meet
July 18, 2015

WANT TO SELL? Clean out your closets and sell some of your less loved stuff to other BOSCO'S customers! We have room for 24 booths under the canopy at Spenard. Don't wait! Spots will run out!

WANT TO BUY? The Swap Meet is open to geeks of all types. It is free for people to attend and shop! The transactions are between you and the seller. BOSCO'S only provides the space. Be nice to each other.

SPACE AVAILABLE We will reserve up to 24 spaces. The canopy provides some protection from the weather. If it's soaking wet, we'll reschedule. If it's sunny and warm, we can handle about 15 more spaces so if you can't get one of the first 24, we'll try to squeeze you in the day of the Swap Meet. If you have a canopy, there is room around to perimeter where you can set that up.

Free Comic Book Day 2015
May 2, 2015

This year we'll have dozens of special FCBD comic titles to choose from. Marvel's Secret Wars #0 kicks off the summer's big series. How about Attack on Titan with a reprint of the Titans vs Avengers story previously only available in Japan (except for the copies BOSCO'S got!) And don't miss Doctor Who, Pokemon, Bob's Burgers ... this list goes on on on! Check them out here.

How do you get these? Everyone gets 4 free comics. The really cool people in costume get 6! free comics. So be cool. (We will have tons of these but supplies are limited to what we have.)

The Dimond Center BOSCO'S opens at 10am. The Spenard store opens at noon (we'll have overflow parking at the big lots across from Franz Bakery).

Black Friday
Nov. 28, 2014

We can't let all those national chains with all their crazy deals have all the fun. We've got some deals for you, too! Here's the broad outline of what we'll be doing.

The Dimond Center BOSCO'S will be open at 11:30pm Thanksgiving day until about 2am and we'll reopen at 10am. The Spenard BOSCO'S will open at the crack of 10am.

We will also have some crazy 'pop up' deals we'll announce now and then for Black Friday and through the holiday season. Watch our Facebook and Twitter for quick notice on those deals.

Free Comic Halloween
Oct. 31, 2014

Free Comics Friday October 31 at the Spenard BOSCO'S!

We sure blew the promotion for Halloween Comicfest this past Saturday. The good news is we have lots of Comicfest comics left.

So this Friday, Halloween, come in costume and you get 2 free comics, the rest of you just 1. (While supplies last.)

We are open until 11pm Friday so there is lots of opportunity to pick up some good reading.

Extra-Life Charity Video Game Tournament
Oct. 11, 2014

Tournament Schedule:

1200-1300 Mario Kart 64/ Conkers Bad Fur Day
1300-1400 Pokemon Stadium (N64) /\ Mario Kart 8 (Wii U)
1400-1500 Super Smash Brothers 64 ( N64) /\ Pokemon Stadium 2 (N64)
1500-1600 Guitar Hero Legends of Rock (PS3) /\ Super Smash Brothers Melee (Gamecube)
1600-1700 Street Fighter Ultimate (Xbox 360) /\ Guitar Hero Warriors of Rock (PS3)
1700-1800 Marvel vs Capcom Ultimate (Xbox 360) /\ Injustice (PS3)
1800-1900 Halo 3 1v1 (Xbox 360) /\ 007 Goldeneye 64 (N64)
1900-2000 Call of Duty Black Ops 2 FFA (PS3) /\ Halo 3 2v2 (Xbox 360)

Other games available:

Hyrule Warriors (Wii U) Super Mario 3D World Super Monkey Ball 2 (Gamecube) Star Fox 64 (N64) Snowboard Kids (N64) Star Wars Episode 1 Racer (N64) Diddy Kong Racing (N64) Mortal Kombat Sub-Zero (N64) Excitebike 64 (N64) Bio Freaks (N64) Mystery fighter game that will have just been released....

24-Hour Comics Day
Oct. 4, 2014 to Oct. 5, 2014

Wouldn't it be cool to be locked up in BOSCO'S for 24 hours creating a comic book? Of course it would! 24 Hour Comics day is your chance to cross this off your bucket list!

We'll be starting at 10am Saturday October 4 and working through Sunday October 5 at 10am. All survivors will be treated to breakfast at Jackies.

Can't commit to 24 hours? Try '4 Hour Comics Lite.' That also starts and 10 am and ends at 2pm.

Batman Day
July 23, 2014

BATMAN DAY ! Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Batman's first appearance in Detective #27.
Get on over to BOSCO'S in Spenard on Wednesday July 23 about 6:30pm.

CAKE!
It's a birthday party so, yes, there will be cake!

ART!
We know you've sketched your own version of Batman's logo a million times. Bring in your best Batman art of any kind (family friendly) and we'll put it on the Gotham Gallery wall.

COSTUMES!
Wear a Batman costume or a costume of anyone in the Batman universe and get 10% off (some few restrictions apply and we get to decide if it is a bonafide costume.)

MTFBWY!
May 4, 2014

Buy something Star Wars related and get a free limited edition BOSCO'S "May the fourth be with you" patch! Only 300 were made.

All Star Wars items 10% off!

Star Wars mini game demos!

We'll be showing the movies all day!

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!
May 3, 2014

Wear a bonafide awesome costume and get 8 free comics! The rest of ya get 4 free comics! * These are from the special Free Comic Book Day issues. These are not lame reprints, these are great comics, some kick off story lines that will continue in the main comic. Great intros to favorite characters and new characters. This is a great chance to try something new at a price anyone can afford ... FREE! Click here to see what the comics are.

At the Dimond Center BOSCO'S we'll open at 10am with Free Comics and a 50% off graphic novels and manga sale over in the space across the hall from our regular store.

At the Spenard BOSCO'S, we'll open at noon. Get even more Free Comics, super deals on all kinds of things throughout the store and and Artists Alley with local comic creators and writers!

This year we will continue to provide comics for the city libraries to give out and new for this year the JBER library.

Manga Art Contest Awards Ceremony
April 20, 2014

Where: BOSCO'S Spenard

When: Sunday April 20 from 1-5pm (That is also Easter Sunday so plan your day!)

Cost: Free

Come and see the entries, meet the artists and see who won.

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!

Black Friday
Nov. 29, 2013

Graphic Novels: buy one, get one 50% off!

Board Games: buy one, get one 50% off!

Used DVDs: buy one, get one 50% off!

Used Video Games: buy one, get one 50% off!

Game Minis: buy one, get one 50% off!

'Bout Everything Else: buy one, get one 50% off!

BOSCO'S BLOWOUT SALE!
Oct. 26, 2013

CLEAN UP AT THE OLD CARWASH!

Join the fun at 2301 Spenard Rd!

Saturday October 26 10am

We're shrinking our warehouse space and need to part with some treasures we've been storing for decades. We need to clear space so YOU get to clean up with some great deals!

Huge amount of Manga and Anime $2!

Magic The Gathering and YuGiOh!

Tons of sports cards! Boxes and sets as low as $1! All are priced to GO!

Comics! $1 each, $75 for a short box full, $100 for a long box!

Video Games, trading cards, t-shirts, posters, candy, posters, art, toys, collecting supplies ... it's a wild collection of stuff we just haven't wanted to part with.

Where's the 'Old Carwash?' Head north on Spenard Road until just past Fireweed. It's on the right. You can't miss it!

WALKING DEAD 10th Anniversary midnight opening!
Oct. 8, 2013

When: Midnight Tuesday October 8 (i.e. morning of the 9th)

Cost: Free!

We will be open for the release of WD #115. If sales are like they were for issue #100, these will sell briskly.
WALKING DEAD #115 WILL HAVE 12 DIFFERENT COVERS

The new storyline brings ALL-OUT WAR! Will you be left scavenging for copies or one of the lucky few that prepared?

24-Hour Comic Day
Oct. 5, 2013 to Oct. 6, 2013

Get ready to make a comic!

Join us Saturday October 5 to Sunday October 6, 2013 for 24 Hour Comics Day!

If you can't make 24 hours, take part in the 4 hour "lite" version.

More details to come. Scroll down to see how previous years have gone.

The original 24-Hour Comic was created by Scott McCloud. Visit www.scottmccloud.com for a wonderful history of the 24-Hour Comic, 24-Hour Comics Day and much more!

To create a complete 24 page comic book in 24 continuous hours. That means everything: Story, finished art, lettering, color (if applicable), paste-up, everything. Once pen hits paper, the clock starts ticking. 24 hours later, the pen lifts off the paper, never to descend again. Even proofreading has to occur in the 24 hour period. (Computer-generated comics are fine of course, same principles apply).

No sketches, designs, plot summaries or any other kind of direct preparation can precede the 24 hour period. Indirect preparation such as assembling tools, reference materials, food, music etc. is fine.

Your pages can be any size, any material. Carve them in stone, print them with rubber stamps, draw them on your kitchen walls with a magic marker. Whatever you makes you happy. The 24 hours are continuous. You can take a nap, but the clock keeps ticking.

If you get to 24 hours and you're not done, either end it there ("the Gaiman Variation") or keep going until you're done ("the Eastman Variation").I consider both of these "Noble Failure" Variants and true 24 hour comics in spirit; but you must sincerely intend to do the 24 pages in 24 hours at the outset.

Free Comic Book Day
May 4, 2013

Special selection of really great comics will be available for you.

Special deals!

All the cool people wear superhero costumes. You are way cool so better get working on your now!

INDEPENDENT COMICS BACK ISSUE BLIZZARD!
April 7, 2013 to April 9, 2013

Where: BOSCO'S in Spenard
When: Sunday April 7- Tuesday April 9!
Cost: Free to look, cheap to buy!

Another Back Issue Blizzard rolling in! Prepare for a deluge of Independent comics. (That's pretty much all comics that aren't Marvel or DC. i.e. something for everyone!)

You can clear them out for
$50 for a full short box and
$70 for a long box! (That works out to a low of about 23c per comic!!)
Or you can get just a few for 50c each.

Only at BOSCO'S in Spenard.

See you there!

Back Issue Blizzard
March 10, 2013 to March 12, 2013

Another Back Issue Blizzard rolling in! Prepare for a storm of DC comics.

You can clear them out for $50 for a full short box and $70 for a long box! That works out to a low of about 23c per comic!! Or you can get just a few for 50c each.

Only at BOSCO'S in Spenard. See you there!

Free Comic Book Day
May 5, 2012

Get 5 free comics from the special Free Comic Book Day comics!

Wear a costume and get 10 free comics!

Special deals all through the stores!

The Star Wars 501st legion will be at Spenard.

Also live music in Spenard! In the afternoon, The Westchester Collective, a guitar, a piano and two kids singing their hearts out, Alaska indie folk style.

In the evening, Marian Call, queen of geek chic!

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY IS NOT TO BE MISSED!