Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Happy New Year!

Now that the dust has settled from the festive season, I wanted to take a moment to say a belated Happy New Year to you all!

This year brings some fantastic comic stories including the War Of The Green Lanterns and Marvel's Fear Itself. We also have some great movies to look forward to including Green Hornet, Thor, Green Lantern and Captain America: The First Avenger!

VAT Increases to 20%
We're all going to be feeling the effects of the recent rise in VAT, but thankfully comics and graphic novels are not affected as they are considered literature! Which is worth remembering. Sadly, action figures, clothing, board games and CCGs are among the things that are affected. For now however, Proud Lion will absorb the additional 2.5% so you won't may any more for any stock we currently have in.

Proud Lion Webstore
Our webstore is currently down and will hopefully be going back up later this month. More news soon.

Winter Raffle
The raffle draw will now take place at the end of January, so plenty of time to get a ticket. We have some new prizes too. Again more details coming soon.

New Opening Times & New Delivery Day
For 2011, our comic delivery day is moving to a fixed Wednesday every week! Started next week, the UK will have comics on sale the same day as the USA. This will mean that most weeks you can walk in from the minute we open on a Wednesday and pick up your new comics! No more waiting around till the delivery arrives. Except on weeks where the Monday is a Bank Holiday.

Because of this, our opening times are changing to:

TUESDAY - 10am - 5:30pm
WEDNESDAY - 10am - 6:30pm
THURSDAY - 10am - 5:30pm
FRIDAY - 10am - 5:30pm
SATURDAY - 10am - 5pm

First Floor Available
Finally, the first floor of Proud Lion is available for licensing again from April 1st 2011. Stuffed Nonsense have sadly decided to refocus their business and I wish them all the best in the future.

A lengthier post will go up later this week outlining the basic details of this opportunity, but if you or anyone you know fancies a low cost way of starting a shop, an art gallery or needs an artist studio please drop me a line at or pop in store for more details.

This Week on Prowling The Savannah
Keep your eyes peeled for the rest of this week, as Matt Puddy takes a look back at some of his favourite comics from 2010.

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