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Lee's Mountain View location Lee's San Mateo Location

Lee’s Comics of Mountain View and San Mateo, CA celebrated their 30th anniversary this weekend with a giant sale and party, and MightyVille was there for the festivities!

In true Lee’s fashion, their 30th anniversary shindig was all about celebrating their customers. Early comers at each store were showered in Lee’s Comics giveaways, including 30 t-shirts and 100 frisbees bearing Lee’s logo. Attendees were also entered into a drawing and 10 lucky winners per store were rewarded with $30 Lee’s Comics gift certificates. And, like at any good party, customers were offered slices of a stunning cake decorated with everyone’s favorite super heroes, and provided with snacks and drinks throughout the day.


 Lee Hester and hosts of the Geek Speak Show give away prizes  Lee and one of the lucky $30 gift certificate winners

Tasty anniversary cake

In addition to refreshments and giveaways, customers enjoyed huge discounts on Lee’s comics, graphic novels, and merchandise. It was a veritable “Black Friday” for comics, with customers queued up down the block of both stores and ready to snap up 10%-20%-30%-50% discounts on everything available. 75% discounts on select graphic novels were even offered at the San Mateo shop. Customers were found hovering over and scouring through bins full of 30 & 50 cent comics the entire day. Happy customers could be seen toting multiple baskets a piece, overflowing with figures and graphic novels, while others stocked long boxes with their discount and vintage comics finds. The devoted staff took shifts at the register, which was in constant demand from beginning to end.


Lee's shoppers searching through bins   More shoppers searching through bins

Shopping the sales at Lee's Comics  30% off sets of comics at Lee's


We started the party off at the Mountain View location, where Lee Hester, owner and founder of Lee’s Comics, was on-hand to lead the festivities and personally hand out giveaways to his customers. The Geek Speak Show was also at the scene, with hosts Henry, Arielle, Louise and Amanda there to capture the celebration on film for the GSS Video Show, including interviews with Lee, members of his staff, and even MightyVille’s own Joe Kach (check out the video below). Then we made our way to the San Mateo location, which is MighyVille’s local shop and where we get most of our comics and graphic novels for the site. The party and discount shopping was going off there as well, and Lee’s Comics employees Andrew and Ryan kindly chatted to us in between busily helping the many customers in the store.


Lee's Geek Speak Show interview 

Andrew at the San Mateo location  Ryan at the San Mateo location

One special segment of customers was particularly delighted with Lee’s big blowout: kids! Both Lee’s locations provide specific sections of comics and graphic novels that are appropriate for fans of all ages, and this helps create a family-friendly environment that parents can rely on. Little comics fans used the party as an opportunity to purchase Avengers and Spider-Man related comics and merchandise, as well as Amulet, Amelia Rules! and Bone titles. The festivities even prompted some parents to bring their little ones for their first trip to a comic shop, helping to grow the next generation of comic book and graphic novel readers.


 One of Lee's Comics' adorable little customers


Not ones to be left out, MightyVille’s Joe Kach and Sommer K couldn’t pass up the amazing deals offered at the Lee’s bash either. Check out our purchases below!


 Joe Kach gets excited about Lee's deals  So many great deals!


Thanks to Lee Hester and the awesome staff at Lee’s Comics for putting on a great party, and congratulations on their 30 years in the business! We had a fabulous time, and we know there are many happy customers out there enjoying a ton of new reading material this week - thanks to Lee’s Comics!

More Lee's Comics on MightyVille:

Mighty Retailer Spotlight: 30 Years of Lee's Comics


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