Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Events for Sept. & Oct. @ Empire's Comics Vault

Hi, all.  The next couple months have a bunch of exciting things that we will be part of.  Here is a quick list but you can follow us on twitter and facebook for updates and announcements on anything else we add.



ECV Press @ Sac-Con

September 30th 10am-5pm

Sacramento's Scottish Rite Center 6151 H Street (Across from Sac State)

DescriptionCome on down and get your comic on! ECV Press (Empire's Comics Vault Press) will be there along with a host of other Sacramento creative talent.

ECV Press @ Alternative Press Expo (APE)

October 13th & 14th

Concourse Exhibition Center 620 7th St, San Francisco, California

Come on down and check out all of the newest independent comics before you see them in the shops. Support small press creators and stop on by to say hi to ECV Press (Empire's Comics Vault) while you are there.

Squirrel #1 Release Party

October 17th 9am-4pm

 Empire's Comics Vault 1120 Fulton Ave Suite K Sacramento, Ca 95825

The Squirrels infiltrated Legends Of Heroes And Villains Publishing And Pummbled Artist And Owners Richard Zerga And Kristi Elizabeth Zerga In An Attempt To Make Them Stop Production Of"SQUIRREL" Luckily The Bushy-Tailed Varmints Lost Interest And Left. Unfortunately The Incident Made Mr. Zerga A Bit "SQUIRRELY" And Keeps Muttering Something About Cashews. "SQUIRREL"

24 Hour Comics Day

October 20th-21st 9am-9am

 Empire's Comics Vault 1120 Fulton Ave K, Sacramento, Ca 95825

What is 24-Hour Comics Day?
24-Hour Comics Day is an event held around the world which challenges writers and artists to create a full 24-page comic in 24 consecutive hours. Thousands of artists take the 24-Hour Comics Day Challenge every year!

Come on down and join us for a grueling, yet oh so fun, 24 hours. You will meet a lot of great people and challenge yourself like you never have before. 24 hours to do 24 comic pages. What a great weekend. Ben

Friday, August 3, 2012


Hi, all.  We are no longer posting on this blog.  All information concerning ECV Press will be posted on our website which now incorporates a blog.  Thank you very much and please go check it out.  We have previews of all our books and a LOT of webcomics.

Ben Schwartz

Friday, May 11, 2012

ECV Press 2012

Welcome to ECV Press! Empire's Comics Vault Press is a Sacramento, Ca, based small press publisher that works hard to bring you some of the best in indy comics. Whether you are looking for hardcore science fiction or mystic adventures in a world not quite our own we have what you are looking for.  Our variety in characters, settings, genres and art styles will surprise you.

RELIC & EGO, THE HUNTERS, TRIAD, LITTLE KORI IN KOMALAND and THE CONTINUUM are currently our 5 core books that define The Continuum Universe. Despite the differences in each title you can count on the fact that anything you read in any of our publications or in any of our webcomics will all be part of the same world. Continuity is very important to us as we know it is to our readers.

Ben Schwartz

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Number 1 Right Now on KCRA A*List

The Race So Far

Right now, thanks to you, our store fans, we're holding steady at #1 in the Bookstore category in KCRA's A*List competition. Last week we moved from 16th to 9th in about 30 minutes. Then in the next few minutes we moved into the #2 spot. By March 14, at 1 a.m., we took the #1 spot.

So now the hard work begins - staying at #1. Yesterday we fell into the second place spot, but quickly regained #1. That means, however, that someone is hot on our trail.


To participate, please visit our page on the KCRA A*List website. We hope you'll consider voting for us, however we know that there are many fine shops that promote comic books in Sacramento. It would be amazing to be #1 at the end of the contest in 45 days - it would be even more amazing for the top 5 spots to all be comic book shops!

Here's a look at the current standings in the Book Store Category:


Thursday, March 8, 2012

More Be My Valentine

We've posted a few entries from our contest on our store blog and our Tumblr blog, but if you want more and if you want to read the First Place Winner, you'll need to head over to our fan blog, Empire's Open Vault. That's where anyone who shops at Empire's Comics Vault can write a few words about any geek topic, share their art, and so on. If you're interested in sharing something on Empire's Open Vault, please email your submissions to empirescv @

Friday, February 24, 2012

The Valentine's day Letter contest winners have been chosen!

The Valentine's day Letter contest winners have been chosen! 6 judges and a lot of hard choices but the winners are...

1st)  Rain to Malcolm Reynolds
2nd)  Jake to Batman
3rd)  Jessica to Nightcrawler

The choices were so hard to make that we are giving everyone who participated but did not make the top three a free $2.99 #1 issue from the new wall! Thank you to everyone who wrote a letter. We will be posting them for you all to read soon.  ^Ben

Monday, February 6, 2012

Be My Valentine Contest - Comic Book Style


Love is in the air. Ahhhhh.

How to Enter

  1. In one hundred words or less, write a love letter to your favorite comic book character or sci-fi/fantasy character or any celebrity. Please keep it all ages appropriate.
  2. Email it to, using the subject line "Be My Valentine," or post it on our Facebook page, with the title "Be My Valentine," no later than 11:59:59 P.M. Pacific time on February 14, 2012.

Win Some Comics

  • 1st Place - 3 free, issue #1 comics from the new comics wall
  • 2nd Place - 2 free, issue #1 comics from the new comics wall
  • 3rd Place - 1 free, issue #1 comic from the new comics wall
  • Note: Each comic selected may not exceed $3.99 retail value.

The staff at Empire's Comics Vault will select the winners. By participating you agree that your entry may be shared online by Empire's Comics Vault and its representatives. Winners will be announced on or by February 20, 2012. Please read contest rules below for complete details.


No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win this contest.

The "Be My Valentine" Contest ("Valentine Contest") began February 1, 2012 at 12:00:01 A.M. and ends at 11:59:59 P.M. on February 14, 2012. 

To enter, write a love letter of 100 words or less ("Submission") to your favorite sci-fi, fantasy, comic book character, or celebrity. Email your entry to with the subject line "Be My Valentine" or post it on our Facebook page at with the title "Be My Valentine." One entry per person or e-mail address. Any legal resident of United States age eighteen or over can enter, except employees, agents, or representatives of Empire's Comics Vault (“Sponsor”) or affiliates, or any member of their immediate family. Entries that are lost, late, misdirected, garbled, or incompletely received, for any reason, including by reason of hardware, software, browser, or network failure, malfunction, congestion, or incompatibility at the Web site or elsewhere, will not be eligible. Empire's Comics Vault in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process, the operation of the Web site, or otherwise in violation of the rules. It further reserves the right to cancel, terminate, or modify this Valentine Contest if not capable of completion as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, force majeure, or technical failures of any sort.

Entrants represent and warrant that their Submission is their original work, it has not been copied from others, and it does not violate the rights of any other person or entry.

All entry materials become the property of Empire's Comics Vault and will not be acknowledged or returned. The copyright in any submission shall remain the property of the entrant, but entry in this Valentine Contest constitutes entrant's irrevocable, perpetual permission and consent, without further compensation or attribution, to use the Submission and the entrant's name and city and state for editorial, advertising, commercial and publicity purposes by the Sponsor and/or others authorized by the Sponsor, in any and all media now in existence or hereinafter created, throughout the world, for the duration of the copyright in the Submission. Sponsor and/or others authorized by the Sponsor shall have the right to edit, adapt, and modify the Submission. Each entrant releases and discharges the Sponsor, the judges, any party associated with the development or administration of the Valentine Contest, their employees, agents or representatives or any of their parents, subsidiaries, sister companies, or affiliates from any and all liability in connection with the Valentine Contest, including without limitation, legal claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages, demand or actions of any kind.

Three winners will be selected from Submissions by a member or members of Empire's Comics Vault (the “Judge(s)”). All three winners’ Submissions will be published on any or all of Empire's Comics Vault's Web pages and online social network properties, along with each winner’s name. All decisions of the Judge(s) are final and binding.

The winner of each contest will be the person whose caption received the greatest number of valid votes (“Votes”) from the public and who satisfies all of the rules (“Qualified Winner”). Any resident of United States or Canada (except residents of the province of Quebec) age eighteen or over can vote, except employees, agents, or representatives of Advance Publications, Inc., or any of its parents, subsidiaries, sister companies, or affiliates, or any member of their immediate family. One Vote per person or e-mail address. Please click on Vote for Your Favorite for details on how to vote for particular finalists and on the deadlines for voting.

The Judge(s) will tabulate the Votes and announce the winner on any or all of Empire's Comics Vault's Web pages and social network properties. All decisions of the Judge(s) are final and binding.

The First Place Winner will receive three (3) free comic books, each retailing at $3.99 or less, for a total retail value of approximately $11.97 or less. The Second Place Winner will receive two (2) free comic books, each retailing at $3.99 or less, for a total approximate retail value of $7.98 or less. The Third Place Winner will receive one (1) free comic book, retailing at $3.99 or less. If any winner cannot be contacted or does not respond within three (3) days, an alternate winner may be selected, at the sole discretion of the Judge(s). Income and other taxes, if any, are the sole responsibility of the winner.

Subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void outside the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, and where prohibited.

The Prizes ares not transferable. No substitutions for the Prizes except by Empire's Comics Vault, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be substituted.

All entries become the property of Empire's Comics Vault and will not be acknowledged or returned.

Except where prohibited: (i) acceptance of the Prize constitutes consent to use winner’s name, likeness, and winning entry for editorial, advertising, and publicity purposes, without further compensation; (ii) winner may be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility and copyright transfer/liability/publicity/permission release. If the winner is deemed to be a minor under the jurisdiction of his/her residence, the parent or legal guardian must execute the necessary affidavit and release. Affidavits and releases must be returned within ten (10) days of attempted notification or an alternate winner may be chosen.