Hastings Entertainment to Host Free Comic Book Day

              Hastings Entertainment to Host Free Comic Book Day

PR Newswire

AMARILLO, Texas, May 1, 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 4^th, 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 4^th 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 www.goHastings.com, 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.

Website: http://www.gohastings.com
Contact: Dan Crow, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, (806) 677-1422,
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