Beachead Comics

1326 West Chew Street
Allentown, PA 18102

Past Events

Sept. 16, 2017: Beachead Comics Grand Opening

Jeremy Haun, creator of The Realm, and Scott Hanna, inker on titles including Avengers, Batman, Spider-Man, and many more, appear at Beachead Comics on Saturday, September 16th from 1:00 – 5:00 PM for the shop’s grand opening.

May 2, 2015: COMICS CREATORS/MODELS UNITE FOR FREE COMIC BOOK DAY

Worldwide Free Comic Book Day Comes to Allentown with Comics for All Ages and a Great Array of Creators!

On Saturday, May 2, just in time for the release of the blockbuster movie, Avengers: Age Of Ultron, two comics creators will appear at Beachead Comics, in Allentown as part of the 14th annual Free Comic Book Day. Writer Bill Spangler (Tom Corbett: Space Cadet, Robotech/Voltron, Quantum Leap, AlienNation, and X-Pose Magazine), will be autographing copies of a new reprint of his adaptation of H.G. Wells’ Time Machine. Also attending will be members of Models and Mayhem, an alternative modeling troupe, as well as artists and designers who work with them.

Models and Mayhem is creating an exciting compilation of comic fans’ favorite characters portrayed by sexy and glamourous ladies. With their diverse group of models, ranging from the tattooed maven Miss Elizabeth Ann, to the sultry redhead Michelle Dannie Wolf, to the blonde bombshell Emvi Bardot, each comic fan will find their favorite lady in costume to pin up on the wall for 2015. Photos with the models will be welcomed.

All will sign autographs, and talk with patrons and aspiring writers and artists. (Not all of these creators will attend throughout this event. Please call for scheduled times for appearances)

Beachead Comics is one of thousands of comic book shops around the world celebrating the comic book art form on Saturday, May 2nd. On Free Comic Book Day, over two million comic books will be given away by participating stores, introducing as many people as possible to the wonders of comic books!

Now in its fourteenth year, Free Comic Book Day has proven to be a smashing success, spreading the word that comics are terrific reading. “Even if you have never picked up a comic book, stop into Beachead Comics, because you never know what you will end up finding”, said Jeff, Proprietor of Beachead Comics.

"We at Beachead Comics want to spread the word that comics are alive and well in 2015," Jeff continued. "Comic books and graphic novels are considered hip, hot and smart. Comic Books have been propelled to the front ranks of pop culture, many being adapted into movies. The first weekend of May is going to be a big day in the comic book world. Avengers: Age Of Ultron (based on the popular Marvel Comics characters) opens in theatres on Friday, May 1, and Beachead Comics will have comics featuring The Avengers (as well as many other characters) to give away for Free Comic Book Day.

Regular updates, information about comic books, and a list of participating publishers and their free comics are all online at www.FreeComicBookDay.com.

Free Comic Book Day kicks off at 10 AM and runs until 6 PM, on Saturday, May 2, at Beachead Comics, 1601 W. Chew Street, Allentown, PA. Call 610-437-6372 for more information, or email Beachead Comics at beachcom@aol.com.

Sept. 27, 2014: Models and Mayhem

Models and Mayhem, an alternative modeling troupe, is set to appear to promote their 2015 Cosplay Mayhem Calendar on September 27, 2014 from 12-4 at Beachead Comics, 1601 Chew St, Allentown, Pa, 18102.

Three costumed models including group founder Emvi Bardot will appear at Beachead Comics to sign prints, greet fans and customers, and offer a sneak peak of the 2015 Cosplay Mayhem calendar. The lovely ladies will also be promoting their fall fashion events. Photos with the models will be welcomed. Models and Mayhem alternative modeling troupe features a diverse set of models with positive attitudes, modeling skills, and charismatic personalities who will enhance the shopping experience for Beachead Comics customers.

Models and Mayhem is creating an exciting compilation of comic fans’ favorite characters portrayed by our sexy and glamourous ladies to grace each month. With our diverse group of models, ranging from the tattooed maven Miss Elizabeth Ann, to the sultry redhead Michelle Dannie Wolf, to the blonde bombshell Emvi Bardot, each comic fan will find their favorite lady in costume to pin up on the wall for 2015. Some of the beloved characters already planned for the calendar include Starfire, Catwoman, and Harley Quinn. Models and Mayhem’s 2015 Cosplay Mayhem Calendar is sure to impress comic and superhero fans that frequent Beachead Comics.

Aug. 3, 2014: 27th Anniversary!

In July of 1985, Beachead Comics became the Lehigh Valley’s first full-time, full-service store for comic books, graphic novels and collectibles. To celebrate their 27th anniversary of service and thank their loyal customers, Beachead Comics will hold its 29th Gala Anniversary Extravaganza in their store at 1601 Chew Street in Allentown, PA, on Sunday, August 3, 2014 from 12 Noon to 5 PM.

Comics creators will attend the event and sign autographs, answer questions, talk with guests, and some may do sketches upon request. A fine selection of food and beverages will be served, and there will be games, door-prizes (including hourly drawings where everybody wins great gifts) and general merriment all around. Party guests will also be able to take advantage of special discounts on comics and merchandise, good the day of the event only.

Comics creators scheduled to attend in person include: Artist/Writer Jim Balent (Tarot: Witch of the Black Rose, Three Little Kittens, Catwoman, From the Darkness, Lady Death); Artist Holly Golightly (Tarot: Witch of the Black Rose, Three Little Kittens, Bethany the Vamp-Fire, School Bites); Artist Scott Hanna (Batman, X-Men, Spider-Man, Thor, Avengers, Outsiders, Punisher); Eagle award-winning comics writer and author Doug Moench (Master Of King-Fu, Moon Knight, Werewolf By Night & Fantastic Four for Marvel Comics, Batman, Green Arrow, The Spectre, Blackhawk & Mister Miracle for DC Comics); and Writer Bill Spangler (Robotech, Quantum Leap, AlienNation, X-Pose Magazine). (Not all creators will be in attendance for the entire day.)

Reservations for this event are essential, as space is limited. For reservations, call Beachead Comics at 610-HEROES-2 (610-437-6372), email them at beachcom@aol.com or stop by the store at 1601 Chew Street, Allentown, PA. Everyone is welcome at this event, but a small entry fee may be required. (Please call for details.)

  • Shop Hours

    Sunday: Closed
    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.