Gene Ha (Top 10, Justice League, Mae) Josh Blaylock (Mercy Sparx) Keith Carmack (Victorie City) appear at G-Mart Comics on Saturday May 7, 2016 for Free Comic Book Day!
COME IN COSTUME!
Want double the free comics? Anyone in costume can take 10 free comics instead of the normal 5!
2641 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647
JOE HILL (Locke & Key, Horns) appears at Books & Books on Friday, May 20th at 8:00 PM!
From the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of NOS4A2 and Heart-Shaped Box comes a chilling novel about a worldwide pandemic of spontaneous combustion that threatens to reduce civilization to ashes and a band of improbable heroes who battle to save it, led by one powerful and enigmatic man known as the Fireman.
The fireman is coming. Stay cool.
No one knows exactly when it began or where it originated. A terrifying new plague is spreading like wildfire across the country, striking cities one by one: Boston, Detroit, Seattle. The doctors call it Draco Incendia Trychophyton. To everyone else it’s Dragonscale, a highly contagious, deadly spore that marks its hosts with beautiful black and gold marks across their bodies—before causing them to burst into flames. Millions are infected; blazes erupt everywhere. There is no antidote. No one is safe.
Harper Grayson, a compassionate, dedicated nurse as pragmatic as Mary Poppins, treated hundreds of infected patients before her hospital burned to the ground. Now she’s discovered the telltale gold-flecked marks on her skin. When the outbreak first began, she and her husband, Jakob, had made a pact: they would take matters into their own hands if they became infected. To Jakob’s dismay, Harper wants to live—at least until the fetus she is carrying comes to term. At the hospital, she witnessed infected mothers give birth to healthy babies and believes hers will be fine too. . . if she can live long enough to deliver the child.
Convinced that his do-gooding wife has made him sick, Jakob becomes unhinged, and eventually abandons her as their placid New England community collapses in terror. The chaos gives rise to ruthless Cremation Squads—armed, self-appointed posses roaming the streets and woods to exterminate those who they believe carry the spore. But Harper isn’t as alone as she fears: a mysterious and compelling stranger she briefly met at the hospital, a man in a dirty yellow fire fighter’s jacket, carrying a hooked iron bar, straddles the abyss between insanity and death. Known as The Fireman, he strolls the ruins of New Hampshire, a madman afflicted with Dragonscale who has learned to control the fire within himself, using it as a shield to protect the hunted . . . and as a weapon to avenge the wronged.
In the desperate season to come, as the world burns out of control, Harper must learn the Fireman’s secrets before her life—and that of her unborn child—goes up in smoke.
About the Author
Joe Hill is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Horns, Heart-Shaped Box, and NOS4A2. He is also the Eisner Award-winning writer of a six-volume comic book series, Locke & Key.
Books & Books
265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134
John Barrowman (Arrow, Doctor Who, Torchwood) and his sister and co-author Carole Barrowman will be touring the UK from 6 to 13 May to sign copies of their new novel CONJUROR. Confirmed venues for the tour are:
Friday, 6 May, 5.00pm:
Waterstones Cardiff, 2a The Hayes, CF10 1WB
Saturday, 7 May, 1.00pm:
Waterstones Bluewater Shopping Centre, West Village, Greenhithe, Bluewater, Kent DA9 9SE
Sunday, 8 May, 1.00pm:
Foyles, 107 Charing Cross Rd, London WC2H 0DT
Monday, 9 May, 5.00pm:
Waterstones Reading, Broad Street United Reform Building, 89a Broad Street, Reading, RG1 2AP
Tuesday, 10 May, 4.15pm:
Waterstones Newton Mearns, 38 Avenue Centre, Newton Mearns, G77 6EY
Wednesday, 11 May, 5.00pm:
Waterstones Edinburgh West End, 128 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4AD
Thursday, 12 May, 5.30pm:
Waterstones Manchester Arndale Centre, Manchester, M4 3AQ
Friday, 13 May, 5.00pm:
Waterstones Birmingham, 24-26 HIgh Street, Birmingham B4 7SL
There is no pre-booking for the Waterstones’ events – just come along and join the queue. For Foyles, you may register for a Priority Queue ticket, which will also enter you into a draw for some fun prizes. Visit the Foyles site for details of their event and how to register for the competition:
As well as Conjuror, you may also bring John and Carole’s other books for signing at these events. They will not sign other items, such as DVDs, CDs or action figures. You may take photos while in the queue but please do not ask John and Carole to pose for photos with you as time at the events is limited, and this would mean that some fans would not be able to have their books signed.
Seventeen-year-old Rémy Dupree Rush is the last of his kind. He’s a Conjuror, a descendant of an ancient African bloodline that can change reality with music. Seventeen-year-old twins, Matt and Em Calder, are the most powerful of their kind. They are Animare, descendants of an ancient order of artists whose imaginations can bring art to life and travel through paintings. Malevolent forces that only a Conjuror can stop are rising in the world. Rémy must enlist the Calder twins’ help to battle them.
Reaching back to the Spanish Inquisition and the Atlantic slave trade, this supernatural thriller sprints from the streets of Chicago across the rooftops of central London to the art galleries of Glasgow and the highlands of Scotland, ending in a mind-blowing clash in southern Spain where (with help from the artist, Caravaggio) Rémy, Matt and Em confront an evil conceived in chaos at the beginning of time.
Conjuror will be published in the UK by Head of Zeus on 5 May and is now available for pre-order from Waterstones, Amazon and other booksellers.
Bring your little ones over for an early celebration of Mother’s Day for Joey Chou’s latest book Monster & Son. Joey will be signing at the Main Gallery on Saturday May 7th, 2016 at 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm.
Romp along with parent and child yetis, werewolves, giant lizards, and more as they stir up some monster-sized fun! Readers big and small, young and old, wild and tame, will roar with laughter and take this book by the horns, teeth, and fur…discovering that monsters and humans aren’t so different—especially in the ways they love each other.
About the Artist
Joey Chou was born in Taiwan and moved to the United States when he was 15 years old. His art is influenced by prominent and obscure artists as well as by Southern California lifestyle and culture. He currently resides in Los Angeles.
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
Author Alex Segura appears at Books & Books on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 8:00 PM to sign his new novel Down the Darkest Street.
About the book:
Pete Fernandez should be dead. His life — professional and personal — is in ruins. His best friend is dead. His newspaper career is past tense. His ex is staying with him as her own marriage crumbles. On top of that, the former journalist finds himself in the eye of a dangerous storm; investigating a missing girl with an unexpected partner and inching closer and closer to a vicious, calculating killer cutting a swath of blood across Miami — while at the same time battling his own personal demons that refuse to be silenced.
Down the Darkest Street, the hard-boiled sequel to Alex Segura’s acclaimed debut, Silent City, tells a tale of redemption, survival and the sordid backstreets of Miami — while asking the question that many are too scared to answer: When faced with pure darkness, would you fold or fight?
About the Author:
Alex Segura is a novelist and comic book writer. He is the author of the Miami crime novel SILENT CITY, the first in a series featuring Pete Fernandez. SILENT CITY and its sequel, DOWN THE DARKEST STREET, out this year via Polis Books. He has also written a number of comic books, including the best-selling and critically acclaimed ARCHIE MEETS KISS storyline, the “Occupy Riverdale” story and the upcoming ARCHIE MEETS RAMONES. He lives in New York with his wife. He is a Miami native.
Books & Books
265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134
Comic creators Rafael Nieves, Joel Siegel, Dani Romero, Chris Tenime, Juan Gomez, Tom Kelly, Lauren Burke, Greg Sorkin, Tony Maldonado, Archangelo Crelencia, Daimon Djordi Hampton, Onrie Kompan, Francisco Flores, Sean & Sara Lindsay, and Jacob Hilton on Saturday May 7, 2016 for Free Comic Book Day!
7234 Madison Street, Forest Park, IL 60130
Actresses Catherine Sutherland (Pink Ranger on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Power Rangers Zeo, Power Rangers Turbo) and Erin Cahill (Pink Time Force Ranger) will be appearing and signing at Phat Collectibles’ Anaheim Mega store Saturday May 21st at 2:00 PM to celebrate the release of Pink Rangers #1 from Boom! Studios!
1201 S. Euclid Street, Anaheim, CA 92804
Mario Candelaria, Dave Ganjamie, Nathan Schreiber, and Ashley St. Lawrence appear at Forbidden Planet on Wednesday April 27th at 6:00 PM!
832 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
Writers Barbara Randall Kesel and Christina Rice plus artists Agnes Garbowska, Sara Richard, and Tony Fleecs appear at Big Red Comics on Saturday April 23rd from 2:00 – 6:00 PM!
Big Red Comics
162 N Glassell Street, Orange, CA 92866
Artist Alex Ross (Marvels, Kingdom Come, Astro City) appears at Mirage Hotel & Casino’s Beatles Shop on Saturday April 30, 2016 at 3:30 PM to sign a brand-new set of posters of Beatles portraits.
Mirage Hotel & Casino
3400 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109