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Hastings Entertainment to Host Free Comic Book Day

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Hastings Entertainment to Host Free Comic Book Day

07:30 EDT Wednesday, May 01, 2013

AMARILLO, Texas, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hastings Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAST), a leading multimedia entertainment superstore retailer, has announced its plans for a chain-wide Free Comic Book Day promotion on Saturday, May 4th, 2013. Hastings Entertainment is proud to be a part of the international event of Free Comic Book Day.

As a part of Free Comic Book Day, there will be various offers available for customers to take advantage of throughout the day. During Free Comic Book Day at Hastings, there will be an exclusive variant copy of Iron Man #9 available while supplies last.  Also, an exclusive variant copy of Guardians of the Galaxy #1 comic will be on sale for $2.99, and select comics will be available for free, with a limit of 10 per customer.

If you love Graphic Novels, used Graphic Novels will be on sale for $5.99. We will also be featuring an exclusive variant hardcover of True Blood Vol. 1 graphic novel on sale for $3.99 while supplies last.

All of the offers mentioned above and more will be available throughout the day on Saturday, May 4th at your local Hastings store. For additional information about Hastings Entertainment's Free Comic Book Day, feel free to contact your local Hastings store. To view all of our special online offers for Free Comic Book Day or to find a Hastings location near you, visit

About Hastings

Founded in 1968, Hastings Entertainment, Inc. is a leading multimedia entertainment retailer that combines the sale of new and used books, videos, video games and CDs, as well as trends and consumer electronics merchandise, with the rental of videos and video games in a superstore format.  We currently operate 135 superstores, averaging approximately 24,000 square feet, primarily in medium-sized markets throughout the United States.  We also operate three concept stores, Sun Adventure Sports, located in Amarillo, Texas and Lubbock, Texas, and TRADESMART, located in Littleton, Colorado.

We also operate, an e-commerce Internet Web site that makes available to our customers new and used entertainment products and unique, contemporary gifts and toys.  The site features exceptional product and pricing offers.  The Investor Relations section of our web site contains press releases, a link to request financial and other literature and access to our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

SOURCE Hastings Entertainment, Inc.

For further information: Dan Crow, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, (806) 677-1422,

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