Black Cat Retirement FAQ
Here at Black Cat Comics in rockin’ Milpitas, we know that in Comics, as in Life, the only constant is change. A writer and artist develop an idea, tell their story, and then a new creative team comes in so that the title, character, and story can continue to grow. Stan Lee and Jack Kirby defined the Silver Age of Comics in the 1960’s, and then Roy Thomas and John Buscema began a new era of greatness in the 1970’s. And so it is here in rockin’ Milpitas. After more than 19 years of being your One-Stop-Shop for all things Super Hero, Mark and Francie have decided to retire and move to the beach! Wednesday, September 8th, 2021, will be the last official day of Black Cat Comics! But don’t think for one minute that we would abandon our Cats and Kittens out on the street! We searched for someone that loved Comics and would care about our customers as much as we do, and we found them! Torpedo Comics is an organization dedicated to Comics and to the people that love them! They’re going to take over our little corner of the world and make it even bigger and better than before! Torpedo Comics has a HUGE inventory of Classic Comics, CGC Graded Comics, Statues, hardcover and paperback collections, and, of course, all the New Comics each and every Wednesday. And they’ll be hosting awesome in-store events like creator signings! Most importantly, they understand the kind of customer service you have come to expect, and they’re able to provide that to you and all of our loyal customers! We’re still working out details, and we’ll have more information about the transition in next week’s newsletter! Mark and Francie will be continuing Black Cat Publishing, as well as continuing to contribute and have fun as part of the Torpedo Family! Mark and Francie would like to thank each and every one of you for your support over these many years. It’s been an honor, a pleasure, and our dream come true to be your favorite feline-themed friendly neighborhood Comicbook Store. Please come by and say, “See ya later,” and then help us welcome in the new creative team!
Q. When is the last 'new this week' books from black cat?
A. 9/8/21 will be the last wednesday of new this week books that we will have for Black Cat Comics. This will also be the last day the store will be open as we move and transition over for the new owners at torpedo comics!
Q. How do I continue my subscription with Torpedo Comics?
A. Torpedo Comics has your most up to date subscription list and will continue to provide weekly comics for you starting on 9/14. Look out for more details from them coming soon!
q. What will happen to my credit card form on file?
a. Once we process all the new this week orders for the week of 9/8/21 we will shred all of your credit card information and will not keep any records of or nor will we share it with anyone including the new store owners.
q. What about mail order Subscriptions?
a. torpedo will be happy to continue to process your mail order. If you already have a mail order subscription with us we will transition over the shipping information to torpedo.
q. What's on my Subscription list now?
a. Each subscriber will receive an email with your up to date subscription list.
q. When can I pick up my last batch of books from Black Cat?
a. We will be open for curbside pickups and in-store appointments through Wednesday, 9/8/21. We will notify you when we open up additional pick up times in the coming weeks.
Q. When will I receive my last mail order shipment from Black Cat?
a. we will process all mail order books the week of 9/13/21. You should receive your final shipment from Black Cat for books on 9/8/21 by 9/20/21.
Q. What if I missed the cutoff to pickup my stuff before you close?
a. Never fear! We will open up a few additional dates in between our closure and Torpedo's opening for you to grab your books.
q. What happens to the online store?
a. Black Cat Comics will continue to operate its online store until the transition over to Torpedo. Black Cat Comics will no longer be offering 'new this week' books on its online store after 9/8/21. Once that takes place we will keep our Black Cat Publishing webstore.
q. What about Black Cat chronicles?
a. We will continue to produce great stories with great art through our publishing arm of black cat comics. Our next issue for Black Cat Chronicles #2 is due out in October and will still be available for curbside pickup at our store location.
Q. How Can I keep in touch with Mark and Francie?
a. We're still only an email away! You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. Plus, we intend to swing by and be a part of the torpedo comic book community!
Q. What if I have more questions not answered here?
a. Shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.