CA – Join the BPRD!

 

Mike Mignola signs at Golden Apple Comics on May 15 starting at 1pm.

Golden Apple, 7018 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038

UK – Thunderbirds Are Go!

Television legend GERRY ANDERSON will be signing the two new volumes of Century 21: Classic Comic Strips From The Worlds Of Gerry Anderson, at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8JR on Saturday 1st May 2 – 3pm. He will be joined by the series editor CHRIS BENTLEY.

From its launch 1965, TV Century 21 (later known simply as TV 21) was the smash-hit British comic of the 1960s. Thunderbirds, Lady Penelope, Fireball XL5, Stingray, Captain Scarlet and Joe 90 all burst forth in full colour from the magazine’s packed pages, in stories illustrated by such giants of the comic industry as Frank Bellamy, Don Harley, Mike Noble, Ron and Gerry Embleton.

Gerry Anderson needs no introduction as the creator of the massive number of still hugely popular TV series that include Thunderbirds, Joe 90, Stingray and Space 1999.

Chris Bentley was Chairman of Fanderson, the Official Gerry Anderson Fan Club, for over ten years. He is the author of The Complete Gerry Anderson and The Complete Book of Gerry Anderson’s UFO.

Forbidden Planet is the largest store of its kind in the world. Some of the biggest names in Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Comics and Cult Entertainment have come to our London Megastore for signing events, including: Sam Raimi, Guillermo del Toro, Terry Gilliam, Christopher Lee, Andy Serkis, Simon Pegg, William Gibson, Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett and Stephen King.

For more news about our signings please go to the FP website

NYC – Join the Legion

Paul Levitz signs Legion of Superheroes #1 on May 22nd from 2-4pm.

Midtown Comics Times Square, 200 W 40th Street (Corner of 7th Avenue), New York, NY 10018

TX – FCBD: PvP Farewell Party

Scott Kurtz, James O’Barr, Joe Eisma, and David Hopkins join us Saturday May 1st for Free Comic Book Day. This is Scott’s final signing before moving to Seattle so help Zeus bid the PvP cartoonist a fond farewell.

Plus thousands of free comics for Free Comic Book Day and the return of the mighty quarter comic sale!

Saturday May 1st 10am-6pm

Zeus Comics, 4411 Lemmon Ave, Dallas, TX 75219

CA – Danzig Signing

Glen Danzig signs at Golden Apple Comics on May 2nd at 5pm.

Golden Apple, 7018 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038

NYC – The Sword Signing

Jonothan and Joshua Luna sign at Midtown Comics Grand Central on May 13th from 4-6pm.

Midtown Comics Grand Central, 459 Lexington Avenue (Corner of 45th Street), New York, NY 10017

MA – That’s FCBD

Mark McKenna, Bob Almond, and more sign on Saturday, May 1st. That’s Entertainment in Worcester, MA joins with thousands of comic book shops around the world to celebrate the unique American art form that is comic books. The day has been dubbed “Free Comic Book Day,” and its goal is to introduce as many people to the wonders of comic books as possible.

When you visit That’s Entertainment on May 1st, you will find a great variety of free comics. There are comics for children, for families to enjoy together, for adults, and especially for people who think they would never read a comic book.

Unlike video stores, bookstores, and movie theaters, comic book stores are usually independently owned and operated, with no national chains dominating the market. As a result, each store is as individual as its owner, a celebration of the incredible diversity in the comic book field. Those who think comic books are “just for kids” or “old-fashioned” will be pleasantly surprised by the broad range of reading material available at their local comic book store.

Regular updates, information about comic books, and lists of participating publishers (and their comics) are all online at the FCBD website.

Plus: Special Comic Book Creator Guests Appearing at That’s Entertainment in Worcester:

Comic Book Inker: Mark McKenna.

Comic Book Inker: Bob Almond

Illustrator: Eric Merced

Artist: Mark Marderosian

Free Comic Book Day kicks off at 10:00 am and runs until 8:00 pm at That’s Entertainment in Worcester. Call (508) 755-4207 for more information.

That’s Entertainment, 244 Park Ave, Worcester, MA 01609

TX – Drones Screening

Meet Buffy The Vampire Slayer alums Amber Benson and Adam Busch!

Zeus Comics invites you to a special screening of the new film DRONES with Amber Benson and Adam Busch in person at the 40th Annual USA Film Festival/Dallas.

Wednesday, April 28 at 7:00pm film screening of DRONES
(You will need to arrive by 6:30pm to claim your tickets.)

Angelika Film Center, 5321 E. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, TX

Tickets are free with confirmed RSVP limited tickets available. First-come, first-served basis.

To RSVP, please email the USA Film Fest at: usafilmfest@aol.com

Please include your NAME and TELEPHONE number so the Festival can call you to confirm your tickets.

ABOUT THE FILM

Somewhere between “Dilbert” and Mars Attacks! lies Drones, a very funny new office comedy where an unassuming corporate lackey realizes his co-workers hold the very fate of the planet in their hands. Brian (Jonathan M. Woodward, “Angel”) quite happily keeps his head down at his job, working away as a faceless non-entity, making copies, sending faxes, answering e-mails and sitting through endless PowerPoint presentations. But all that changes when his pal Clark (Samm Levine, “Freaks and Geeks”) urges Brian to ask out officemate Amy (Angela Bettis, May). Brian’s thrilled to have a girlfriend — and their co-workers immediately dub them “Bramy” — but less enthusiastic to discover that both Clark and Amy are actually aliens from two different planets, and that’s the sort of thing that can really put a strain on a new relationship. (When Amy tells Brian she’ll take him back to her home planet after Earth gets destroyed, he responds, “We’ve been dating a week—it’s too soon to talk about moving in together.”) Can the planet be saved? And will someone do something about the main office’s memo about spreadsheets? This exceedingly droll and deadpan comedy boasts a terrific cast, from its three charming leads to reliably hilarious character actors like James Urbaniak (American Splendor, “The Venture Bros.”), Dave “Gruber” Allen, comedian Paul F. Tompkins, and Tangi Miller (“Felicity”). Directors Amber Benson and Adam Busch — who became a couple off-screen after his character Warren killed her Tara on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” — and screenwriters Ben Acker and Ben Blacker brilliantly mesh two utterly different genres (soul-crushing-workplace comedy and alien-invasion thriller) in this witty and hilarious movie that will have you wondering what your co-workers are really up to during those visits to the copy room. Directors Amber Benson and Adam Busch in attendance.

HOW TO CLAIM YOUR TICKETS

All tickets will be held at the upstairs theater WILL CALL on NIGHT OF SHOW ONLY. (No tickets will be mailed out in advance.) Please arrive by 6:30pm to claim your tickets.

To reserve your tickets, your must send an EMAIL REPLY TO: usafilmfest-at-aol.com

Please include your daytime TELEPHONE number so that the Festival can confirm your tickets. All tickets will be confirmed by telephone.

CA – Golden FCBD

Greg Pak, Scott Shaw, and more sign at Golden Apple Comics on May 1st for Free Comic Book Day.

BIG SALE – CREATOR SIGNINGS
10am: SCOTT SHAW CARTOONIST – SIMPSONS, Captain Carrot, Etc.
10am: RADICAL JEFF NENTRUP & JOHN HEFFERNAN
12noon: APE ENT. Penguins of Madagascar’s DAVE SERVER and JACKSON LANZING
1pm: APE ENT: Geoffrey Thorne, Creator/Writer of PRODIGAL
1pm: Creepy Carly – Sketchy Girl Carly Mizzou – Illustrator & Creator
2pm: GREG PAK – Writer of HULK & Incredible Hercules

Golden Apple Comics, 7018 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038

NH – Double FCBD

Artists Sara Richard, Dan Larson and Jeremy McHugh will be on hand sketching your favorite comic characters on Saturday May 1st for the 2010 Free Comic Book Day Celebration!  Once again we will be giving away thousands of FREE COMICS including Kevin Smith’s Green Hornet, Irredeemable #1, Iron Man/Thor, War of the Supermen, Atomic Robo, Stuff of Legend and more! For the kids we have Sonic, Archie, DC Kids, Owly, Toy Story and Shrek!  In addition to the FREE Comics we will have a big sale, snacks, and raffles!

Double Midnight Comics, 245 Maple St, Unit 11, Manchester, NH 03103

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