The Great Escape

5400 Charlotte Avenue
Nashville, TN 37209

Past Events

Dec. 21, 2012 to Dec. 24, 2012: Countdown To Christmas Sale

All locations of The Great Escape will be having a 25% Off Everything-In-The-Store* Sale for 4 Days- from Friday, 12/21 - Monday, 12/24 (Christmas Eve)!

We'll also be open an hour early every day that the sale is taking place:

FRI-SAT: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
SUN: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
MON: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Don't miss it- it's our "Countdown To Christmas Sale"- where you get 25% off everything* for 4 days- at all Great Escape locations!

(Buying-Selling-Trading: DVDs, CDs, Comics, Records, Video Games, Toys, Gaming Cards, Role-Playing Games, Posters, Books, Memorabilia & more!)

Monday, 12/24
(Christmas Eve) 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday, 12/25
(Christmas Day) CLOSED
Monday, 12/31
(New Year's Eve) 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday, 1/1
(New Year's Day) 10.a.m. - 9 p.m. (Regular hours)

Open regular hours on New Year's Day this year!

May 5, 2012: Free Comic Book Day Signing

The Great Escape Charlotte Avenue announces an appearance by noted comic strip artist Guy Gilchrist as part of the Free Comic Book Day celebration that takes place on SAT, 5/5. (Gilchrist's portion of the event lasts from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.)

Gilchrist's "Nancy" comic strip, syndicated by United Features, runs in 350 newspapers in 80 countries. He is also well known as a writer of 49 children's books and has illustrated a number of other comic strips, including "Jim Henson's Muppets", and his latest comic strip, "Today's Dogg" (a strip that was launched in 2010 on Facebook and later picked up by United Features website).

During his appearance at The Great Escape Charlotte Avenue, Gilchrist will conduct free drawing lesson workshops (attendees are encouraged to bring pencils and paper for the event), do sketches and signings, critique portfolios and hold question and answer sessions with fans.

In addition to Gilchrist's appearance, all locations of The Great Escape will be giving away five free comic books per customer* (chosen from a special selection of comics published specifically for Free Comic Book Day), plus a sixth free bonus comic book for everyone: DC's "The New 52" #1.

FREE COMIC BOOKS OFFERED THIS YEAR include titles featuring: The Avengers/Ultron * Sonic The Hedgehog * Star Wars * Superman Family * Buffy The Vampire Slayer * Judge Dread * Walt Disney's Donald Duck * Spiderman * Transformers * Peanuts- and many more!

Other activities for various locations of The Great Escape on Free Comic Book Day:

-Comic book writer appearance by Jason Miller, who created the character Ishmael Stone, the main character in "Intrinsic", Arcana Comics' free comic book to be offered this year as part of the official Free Comic Book Day celebration.
-Huge 25ยข Comic Book Blowout Sale, featuring thousands & thousands of comic books priced at only a quarter each.

-Open 1 hour early- at 9 a.m.!
-Drawings for prizes, including gift certificates and (grand prize) a set of DC's "The New 52" first print #1 issues.
-Cosplayers via the GMX Convention (a type of performance art in which participants don costumes to represent a specific character or idea).
-A special selection of $1 back issue sale comics on the sidewalk. (Never offered for sale before; originally valued at up to $10 each.)

-Sidewalk Sale & 25% Off Everything-In-The-Store Sale*!
-Open 1 hour early- at 9 a.m.

-Free comic books offered all week long! (Instead of having Free Comic Book Day, our Louisville location features Free Comic Book Week.)

This will, without a doubt, be the biggest and best Free Comic Book celebration that The Great Escape has put on yet!

Buying-Selling-Trading: DVDs, CDs, Comic Books, Records, Video Games, Toys, Magic & other CCG, Role Playing Games, Posters, Books, Memorabilia and more!

*From our special selection of exclusive "Free Comic Book Day" comics. Supplies limited. No holds, online or special orders for comics giveaway or 25% off sale in Bowling Green

**Sale excludes gift certificates, online & special orders, & items already put on hold. Discount may not be combined with any other discount or product markdown.

  • Shop Hours

    Sunday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Monday: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
    Tuesday: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
    Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
    Thursday: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
    Friday: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
    Saturday: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.