January 8th, 2007 until December 8th, 2009
Huge News For You: Benefits Partnership with DCBS.
As many of you know, our site is privately run and doesn’t rely on advertising, a fact that we here are quite proud of. What this means practically, is that we are under no obligation to run garish advertisement or otherwise muck things up.
However, with the advent of the News and Chat portions of the site, we kept the advertising components in place, and have instead utilized them for community activism or for ComicBloc based needs. About a year ago, we had an epiphany: since we don’t need advertising money, we could instead redirect that the funding source into something that benefits ALL of our community, instead of just lining our pockets.
Whichever advertising partner that ended up being would need to follow the same beliefs of our site: in it for the love of comics, and have a good heart.
Since we’re not forced to advertise whomever has the deepest wallets, we get to choose a source that is actually something that we ourselves would support.
To that end, we’re extremely proud to announce our sole advertising partnership with Discount Comic Book Service (DCBService.com). If you’ve never heard of them, they offer deeply discounted online comics ordering, and have a very solid word-of-mouth reputation (we looked). They aren’t some faceless uncaring corporation. They’re fans.
They started in 1999 by Cameron and his wife, in their basement – filling orders by hand, before eventually expanding to 16 employees (and a warehouse), and even a brick-and-mortar store in Indiana (Erik Sternberger is a frequent customer). Beat that!
They’ve got almost everything available from Previews, and major publisher books are 40% off and they have extra monthly specials that increase that.
Now the fun part: we’ve always said this site was about our community – and it is, and always will be. Instead of just pocketing the money, we’ve worked out a deal: DCBS will offer extra incentives and deals rotating every month exclusive to us… EVERY SINGLE MEMBER of ComicBloc is eligible for these deals. We’re just getting the ball rolling, but in the future, look for us to be able to also push given books that we all love and support (Manhunter, etc) to hopefully elevate sales of those books.
These will change every month, so look on the News portal for the changing deals, or in the Trading forum. We’re going to have some fun with the promos.
In the mean time, while things get formalized, ALL NEW SIGN-UPS will get
an extra 8% off the DCBS price on their first order. Just use the following promo code:
After this expires, check back to see the new offer
Thanks for making this site what it is.