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Local Comic Shop Day opens registration; exclusive Doctor Strange hardcover available

The second annual Local Comic Shop Day is set for Nov. 19.  Among the exclusive items set for the day is a hardcover edition of "Doctor Strange: The Oath," by writer Brian K. Vaughan and artist Marcos Martin. ComicsPRO, the comic specialty retailer trade association, has announced that registration for storefronts is now open for Local Comic Shop Day. Retailers are advised to register by Aug. 19 to be eligible to order all LCSD items.

Retailers can register their stores’ participation at

The final registration deadline for LCSD is Aug. 31, but some products, including Marvel’s Dr. Strange: The Oath HC, require early registration.

According to ComicsPRO, the hardcover will contain bonus features including original series pitch, script, page layouts, pencils/inks, character sketches, and promo pieces.

“ComicsPRO is thrilled that Marvel Comics is offering an exclusive printing of Dr. Strange: The Oath hardcover to Local Comic Shop Day participating retailers,” said Peter Dolan, President of ComicsPRO’s board of directors, in a news release. “We’re strongly encouraging retailers to register now. If you don’t register your store by August 19th, you’ll miss out on getting this item.”

The licensing fee to participate in Local Comic Shop Day is $40 for single storefronts and $65 for multi-store operations. This fee helps ComicsPRO alleviate production, promotion, marketing, web design, auditing and other expenses. Local Comic Shop Day® is a registered trademark of ComicsPRO.

Other publishers who have expressed interest in participation are Aftershock, Black Mask, Boom, Dark Horse, DC, IDW, Image, Marvel, Oni, Titan, Valiant, with more to be added soon, ComicsPRO reports.

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Art from Doctor Strange: The Oath [Marvel Comics]
Art from Doctor Strange: The Oath [Marvel Comics]

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