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Maximum Distractions Maximum Distractions is a one stop shop selling comics, games, toys & more!

Operating as usual

Jumpstart.  Out Friday,  Dec 2nd. Noon.
11/28/2022

Jumpstart. Out Friday, Dec 2nd. Noon.

11/27/2022
Step into a book this week as we slide into December.  Back issues are 50% off,  premium back issues 25% off.  There's s...
11/27/2022

Step into a book this week as we slide into December. Back issues are 50% off, premium back issues 25% off. There's some half off graphic novels and dollar comics too.

11/25/2022
11/24/2022
Reminder that we're having shorter hours Wednesday.  Store will be open Noon to 6pm.
11/23/2022

Reminder that we're having shorter hours Wednesday. Store will be open Noon to 6pm.

Journeys Through the Radiant Citadel back in stock!  Perfect campaign for a long Turkey Weekend!
11/22/2022

Journeys Through the Radiant Citadel back in stock! Perfect campaign for a long Turkey Weekend!

Hey! This week gets cut in half, (kinda), and then stapled back together.  As such, it's gonna be a little weird.  The b...
11/22/2022

Hey! This week gets cut in half, (kinda), and then stapled back together. As such, it's gonna be a little weird. The big differences being closing at 6pm on Wednesday & Friday, closed completely on Thursday. Friday Night Magic will be a free for all of whatever Noon to 6pm. An escape from family while murdering your friends.

11/20/2022
Nothing to see here.  Just thinking out loud...
11/19/2022

Nothing to see here. Just thinking out loud...

It's time for the annual reminder:
11/18/2022

It's time for the annual reminder:

Unexpected Delivery!!!  One box of MtG  Warhammer 40K is IN STOCK. Get them all at $250 Cash or $270 credit card.  Wow!!
11/17/2022

Unexpected Delivery!!! One box of MtG Warhammer 40K is IN STOCK. Get them all at $250 Cash or $270 credit card. Wow!!

11/17/2022
11/17/2022
11/15/2022
11/14/2022
There's no doubt about it,  the back issues are sliding to chaos and confusion.  You can do your part by exploring this ...
11/13/2022

There's no doubt about it, the back issues are sliding to chaos and confusion. You can do your part by exploring this four color paper crime scene for clues and cleaning some of this clutter out. Who knows what mysteries will be uncovered?

If you can't make Friday's Game,  there will be another Prerelease Event Saturday at 1pm.  And of course, if you do make...
11/11/2022

If you can't make Friday's Game, there will be another Prerelease Event Saturday at 1pm. And of course, if you do make Friday's Game, you can play again on Saturday.

11/11/2022
All set for Friday!  Doors open at noon.
11/09/2022

All set for Friday! Doors open at noon.

11/09/2022
The Brothers' War is right around the corner.  Get Ready!!
11/09/2022

The Brothers' War is right around the corner. Get Ready!!

Fantastic Four #1 -- something like volume 10 or so.  Have no solid info on the story, but WOW  Alex Roth's eye popping ...
11/09/2022

Fantastic Four #1 -- something like volume 10 or so. Have no solid info on the story, but WOW Alex Roth's eye popping cover looks cool. Out today, along with some other comics I suppose.

Friday! The Brothers' War product line goes on sale at noon.  The pre-release event is at 6pm -- possibly earlier depend...
11/07/2022

Friday! The Brothers' War product line goes on sale at noon. The pre-release event is at 6pm -- possibly earlier depending. Pick either the forces of Urza or those of Mishra.
But Know Ye This: THERE ARE NO HEROES HERE

Copy and Paste! Slap this everywhere!
11/06/2022

Copy and Paste! Slap this everywhere!

11/06/2022
11/05/2022
Entering the terrifying world of Whatnot.  Doing a Pop Up show at 1pm Saturday in the Bronze Age section and another one...
11/05/2022

Entering the terrifying world of Whatnot. Doing a Pop Up show at 1pm Saturday in the Bronze Age section and another one Monday at 1230pm. See me eff up Live On the Whatnot ap. It's most certainly better than seeing me eff up in person at the store...

Next Week! Nov 11th...Noon for product, 6pm for Game.
11/04/2022

Next Week! Nov 11th...Noon for product, 6pm for Game.

oops! the stranded Weatherlight crew was missed in the que for the Dead Pool. Of course the Weatherlight is going to be ...
11/04/2022

oops! the stranded Weatherlight crew was missed in the que for the Dead Pool.
Of course the Weatherlight is going to be smoked. As for the crew members...

The Dack Fayden Memorial Dead Pool is LIVE! My thoughts and prayers on the whole of the Phyrexian Invasion sets into 202...
11/03/2022

The Dack Fayden Memorial Dead Pool is LIVE! My thoughts and prayers on the whole of the Phyrexian Invasion sets into 2023. What do you think? Am I right? Let me know.
The person who has the Most Correct outcome will Win Something on Prerelease of the March of Machine Aftermath set.

It is a Monstrous Urge!
11/03/2022

It is a Monstrous Urge!

11/02/2022
11/01/2022
November first! The terrifying countdown to the End of the Year is already well on the way, Halloween candy wrappers lit...
11/01/2022

November first! The terrifying countdown to the End of the Year is already well on the way, Halloween candy wrappers littering the living room floor and electioneering sound bites that grate on the nerves. The only reasonable response is to bury yourself in cheap fiction that will spark the imagination, drown out the sorrowful moans of lesser beings and give your life a four color glow. Escapism is a fine choice in a world gone mad. Relax. Take it easy. Read some comic books.

Is this the start of the Marvel Revolution?  Werewolf by Night features the Werewolf, Elsa Bloodstone,  Man-Thing,  a se...
10/31/2022

Is this the start of the Marvel Revolution? Werewolf by Night features the Werewolf, Elsa Bloodstone, Man-Thing, a secret society of murderous monster hunters in a kill maze and wraps the whole thing up in less than an hour. Wow! Now we're talking. Marvel is capable of telling a good story concisely. No long expositions, no deep dives into back stories, no paint-by-numbers explorations into things that don't add to the show. Good times.

10/31/2022
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10/28/2022

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4405 N Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL
60630

Opening Hours

Tuesday 2pm - 7pm
Wednesday 12pm - 8pm
Thursday 2pm - 7pm
Friday 12pm - 8pm
Saturday 12pm - 6pm
Sunday 12pm - 6pm

Telephone

(708) 320-2535

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While not the anniversary of the grand opening, congratulations on the seventh anniversary of Maximum Distractions first opening its doors!
Congratulations to Maximum Distractions on the sixth anniversary of opening its doors to the curious for the first time at noon on August 12, 2014! A then early, work-in-progress, why the Hell NOT open already move -- distinct from the later, official, Grand Opening.
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
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I loved Mighty Morphin Power Rangers when I was a kid in the early ‘90s. It was such a big part of my childhood. Watching the TV show, playing with action figures, and even playing with family and friends pretending to be a Ranger were some of the best times of my life. Even dressed up as a Power Ranger numerous times for Halloween. There were countless memories as a child due to the effect the Power Rangers has on my life. Then we all grew up and seemed to outgrow the Power Rangers as well. Then I discovered the Power Rangers had a comic book series! Just like that, I’m relieving my childhood through this amazing series.
This series kicks off with issue zero. Rita Repulsa has created Tommy, the Green Ranger, and has sent him to infiltrate the Power Rangers. Tommy breaks free of Rita’s spell and joins the team of Power Rangers. He is struggling to fit in to an already tightknit team of Rangers. If that wasn’t stressful enough, he now has visions of the future in which he is standing over the bodies of his friends and dealing with the voice of Rita in his head. It seems that he destined to fall back under Rita’s spell and finally destroy the Rangers for her.
This was a great kick off to the series and is pretty much everything you’d want in a Power Ranger comic. It has all the characters you know and love, but with a more adult edge. If you remember the Rangers with the same fondness as I do, then I expect this is exactly what you’re looking for to satisfy your nostalgia cravings. If you haven’t read this series, it’s time to start! It’s Morphin time!

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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Maximum Distractions
is back once again! This week we are excited to touch base with Maximum Distractions & store owner Grant Schreiber in the windy city of Chicago!
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Grant opened Maximum Distractions over four yeas ago & has made some incredible memories along the way. Grant’s hobbies & interests outside of his shop include comic books, pop culture, board games and card games. I think that checks every box for a hobby store owner!
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As a shop owner, Grant’s favorite part is being his own boss. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of owning your own shop & having that connection with everyone who visits & enjoys their time there.
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We ended our conversation with Grant after he gave a little bit of advice for other store owners. He told us that store owners should always remember to pay your store first, pay yourself last. While many people measure success by how much money that they make, it is more important to measure it by your shop’s success & not your own.
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Thank you to Grant & Maximum distractions for giving us the opportunity to step in to your world 7 help tell your story! Thank you to our entire Southern Hobby family & all of our incredible retailers! We cannot wait for next weeks !
is back once again! This week we are excited to touch base with Maximum Distractions & store owner Grant Schreiber in the windy city of Chicago!
.
Grant opened Maximum Distractions over four yeas ago & has made some incredible memories along the way. Grant’s hobbies & interests outside of his shop include comic books, pop culture, board games and card games. I think that checks every box for a hobby store owner!
.
As a shop owner, Grant’s favorite part is being his own boss. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of owning your own shop & having that connection with everyone who visits & enjoys their time there.
.
We ended our conversation with Grant after he gave a little bit of advice for other store owners. He told us that store owners should always remember to pay your store first, pay yourself last. While many people measure success by how much money that they make, it is more important to measure it by your shop’s success & not your own.
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Thank you to Grant & Maximum distractions for giving us the opportunity to step in to your world 7 help tell your story! Thank you to our entire Southern Hobby family & all of our incredible retailers! We cannot wait for next weeks !
Thanks for the cool crazy draft last friday! I'll definitely be there for the next one! ♥️♥️♥️
Hello!

I'm Eli Powell, a comic book artist and creator. This year I completed a solo comic book called Ravage 88, which I wrote & drew all myself. I self-published it and put it up for sale on Amazon.com and I was wondering if you might consider ordering some and selling them at your store. Here's the link to the book on Amazon— https://www.amazon.com/Ravage-88-Eli-Powell/dp/1717986986

I can also send you a link to the full PDF if you wish, just let me know if you're interested!

Anyway, just trying to promote it and get it out there any way I can. Thanks for checking it out and taking the time to read this.

-Eli Powell
fans, check out:
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Friday nights at REPLAY LINCOLN PARK. Livestreaming on Facebook, YouTube, Twitch and in arcade bars around the country. Be there IN PERSON. Cash and other prizes. Crazy fun. 9PM CT. Get there early!
Appreciate your help today Grant, love the shop.
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