THURSDAY 2/9/2017: Weather Delay, Possible Closure

The Million Year Picnic will be CLOSED the morning of Thursday, 9 February 2017. Depending on the weather, we may open in the afternoon. Check here, on Twitter, or on Facebook by 1:30pm to see whether we’ll be open. Or, call the store at 617-771-1903

And if we ARE open, we’ll be having a 25% off Snow Day Sale on all graphic novels and trade paperbacks! (That includes hardcovers but not used books.)

NOTE: POSTPONED AS OF 2/8/2017, NEW DATE TBD – Joel Christian Gill and John Jennings at Cambridge Public Library

NOTE: POSTPONED AS OF 2/8/2017, NEW DATE TBD – A Conversation with Joel Christian Gill & John Jennings
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Thursday, February 9, 2017
Cambridge Public Library, Main Library, 449 Broadway, Lecture Hall, Cambridge

Joel Christian Gill is the Chair of Foundations at the New Hampshire Institute of Art and recipient of the 2016 Boston University College of Fine Arts Alumni Award. He wrote the words and drew the pictures in Strange Fruit, Volume I: Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History and Bass Reeves: Tales of the Talented Tenth, No. 1.

John Jennings is a Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at the University of California at Riverside. His work centers around intersectional narratives regarding identity politics and popular media. Jennings is co-editor of the Eisner Award–winning collection The Blacker the Ink: Constructions of Black Identity in Comics and Sequential Art and the illustrator for the graphic novel adaptation of Octavia Butler’s classic dark fantasy novel Kindred.

New Releases For February 1st, 2017

David Petersen of Mouse Guard spot illustrates this new release of Kenneth Grahame’s Wind In The Willows. Available this week!

Happy February, Picnic fans. There are a couple of excellent events coming up this month including:

Gender and Color in Comics
Monday, February 6
7:00 PM
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Harvard Book Store and the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research welcome JOEL CHRISTIAN GILL, JOHN JENNINGS, and MILDRED LOUIS for a panel discussion on gender and color in comics, followed by a book signing.

We are changing our hours slightly this winter, as we well now be closing at 9pm on Saturdays, as opposed to 10pm.

This makes our current hours:
Sunday 11AM-9PM
Monday 11AM-7PM
Tuesday 11AM-7PM
Wednesday 11AM-10PM
Thursday 10AM-9PM
Friday 10AM-9PM
Saturday 11AM-9PM

Weekly Shiplist for Wednesday, 1 February 2017

A&A #12
ADVENTURE TIME #61
ALL NEW X-MEN #1.MU
ALL NEW X-MEN #18 IVX
AQUAMAN #16
ASSASSINS CREED UPRISING #1 (MR)
AVENGERS #4
BALTIMORE THE RED KINGDOM #1
BATMAN #16
BATMAN DETECTIVE TP VOL 01 RISE OT BATMEN (REBIRTH)
BLOOD BLISTER #1 (MR)
BOX OFFICE POISON COLOR COMICS #2
BULLSEYE #1 (OF 5)
CAPTAIN MARVEL TP VOL 02 CIVIL WAR II
CHAMPIONS #5
CHARLIE THE CHOO-CHOO HC
CYBORG #9
DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS #22
DEADLY CLASS #26 (MR)
DEADPOOL #26
DEADPOOL AND MERCS FOR MONEY #8 IVX
DEATH OF HAWKMAN #5 (OF 6)
DISNEY FROZEN #5
DOC SAVAGE DOUBLE NOVEL VOL 46
DOCTOR WHO 12TH YEAR TWO #14
DONALD QUEST #4 (OF 5)
DYNAMITE ACTION NO-39 BOSS BOROT FIG
EERIE ARCHIVES HC VOL 23
EIGHTBALL CARICATURE NINE STORIES TP (CURRENT Printing) (MR)
EVERAFTER FROM THE PAGES OF FABLES #6 (MR)
FAITH (ONGOING) #8
FALL AND RISE OF CAPTAIN ATOM #2 (OF 6)
FLASH GORDON KINGS CROSS #4 (OF 5)
GFT DAY OF THE DEAD #1 (OF 6)
GIANT DAYS #23
GOLDIE VANCE #9
GREEN ARROW #16
GREEN HORNET REIGN OF DEMON #3 (OF 4)
GREEN LANTERNS #16
GWENPOOL #11
HARLEY QUINN #13
HAUNTED HORROR #26
HAWKEYE #3
IMAGE PLUS #10 (WALKING DEAD HERES NEGAN PT 10)
INJUSTICE GROUND ZERO #5
INVINCIBLE #132
JEM & THE HOLOGRAMS ANNUAL 2017
JEM MISFITS #2
JIM THOMPSON KILLER INSIDE ME #5 (OF 5)
JOSIE & THE PUSSYCATS #4
JUNJI ITOS DISSOLVING CLASSROOM GN (MR)
JUSTICE LEAGUE #14
KARNAK #6
LIGHTHOUSE HC
LITTLE TULIP GN (MR)
MARVEL PREVIEWS #19 FEBRUARY 2017
MIDNIGHTER AND APOLLO #5 (OF 6)
MONIKA GN MASKED BALL (Offered Again) (MR)
MONSTERS UNLEASHED #2 (OF 5)
MOON KNIGHT #11
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDS FOREVER TP VOL 08
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #50
NAILBITER #29 (MR)
NIGHTWING #14
NOVA #3
OLD MAN LOGAN #17
PAPER GIRLS #11
PLANET OF APES GREEN LANTERN #1
PLANETOID PRAXIS #1 (OF 6) (MR)
POPEYE CLASSICS ONGOING #55
PREVIEWS #341 FEBRUARY 2017
RIVERS OF LONDON BLACK MOULD #4 (OF 5)
ROBIN SON OF BATMAN TP VOL 02 DAWN OF THE DEMONS
RUE MORGUE SPECIAL PHANTASM
SCOOBY APOCALYPSE TP VOL 01
SHADE THE CHANGING GIRL #5 (MR)
SHADOW DOUBLE NOVEL VOL 114 DEATH BY PROXY & LOOT OF DEATH
SHERIFF OF BABYLON TP VOL 02 POW POW POW (MR)
SPIDER-MAN 2099 #20
STAR TREK NEW VISIONS SAM
STAR WARS #28
STAR WARS DARTH MAUL #1 (OF 5)
SUPER POWERS #4 (OF 6)
SUPERMAN #16
TIME SHARE GN
UNCLE SCROOGE #23
UNSTOPPABLE WASP #2
VAMPIRELLA #0
WALKING DEAD #163 (MR)
WEIRD LOVE HC JAILBIRD ROMANCE
WILL EISNER SPIRIT CORPSE MAKERS #1 (OF 5)
WILL SAVE THE GALAXY FOR FOOD SC NOVEL
WIND IN THE WILLOWS HC ILLUS DAVID PETERSEN DM EXC
WONDER WOMAN TP VOL 09 RESURRECTION
WOODS #29
YOU MIGHT BE AN ARTIST IF HC

Thank you!
Million Year Picnic
99 MT Auburn ST downstairs
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-492-6763
http://www.themillionyearpicnic.com

Holiday Sale!


The Million Year Picnic would like to wish you a happy and healthy holiday season! Thank you for another great year!

We have a little excess trade stock (we over-ordered a bit for the holidays), so we’re having a sale!


Monday and Tuesday only, 25%
off new trade paperbacks and graphic novels! PLUS 30% off all t-shirts!

ALSO, this week is NOT a skip week as it has been in the past! It’s a full week and includes titles like ALL STAR BATMAN #5, BLACK PANTHER #9, CIVIL WAR II #8, DARK KNIGHT MASTER RACE #7, HULK #1 (new series, great jumping-on point), MONSTRESS #9, and SAGA #41. And a brand new MOON GIRL DEVIL DINOSAUR trade paperback! (Volume 2).

The full shiplist will come out Tuesday afternoon.

We will be open normal hours this week, except for New Years Eve, when we will probably close a bit early.
(In past years, we’ve closed by 7pm, so that seems likely. Feel free to call before stopping by, however… 617-492-6763.)
And New Years Day, when we will also have shortened hours.

With much affection,

The MYP Crew

Shiplist for Wednesday, 21 December 2016


We have Christmas cards from local creators starring their independent characters!

If you’re still looking for action figures before Christmas, we’ll be getting a batch of MARVEL SELECT figures this week: Captain America, Deadpool, Incredible Hulk, Spider-Man, Storm, and Wolverine. We’re also getting a batch of POP figures, includeing Batman (Surf edition), Captain Marvel, Deadpool (Two Swords), Doctor Strange classic, Doctor Strange movie version, and Falcon.

And we’re getting more TOON TUMBLERS, those pint glassses imprinted with your favorite heroes and anti-heroes, including the Avengers; Bombshell versions of Batgirl, Catwoman, and Wonderwoman; Captain America; Deadpool (two versions); Harley Quinn; and a more traditional Wonder Woman.


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