MD – Free Comic Book Day 2016

FCBD-logoPress Release:

Free Comic Book Day 2016 is this Saturday May 7th at Cards, Comics & Collectibles – Baltimore County’s Premiere Comic Book Store and the Official News Source of the Baltimore Comic-Con! You don’t want to miss our amazing guests, giveaways, events, and FREE COMICS!

The full-day event kicks off with an awesome line-up of creators appearing at the store! Mark Morales, Matt Slay, and Steve Conley will be all signing autographs at the store throughout the day.

Mark Morales has established himself as one of the industry’s go-to inkers for major titles and events for the big publishers. He has inked a vast number of titles at Marvel Comics including, among many others, A+X, Amazing Spider-Man, Avengers vs. X-Men, New Avengers, Secret Invasion, Sentry, Siege, Spider-Man/Deadpool, Thor, Uncanny X-Men, Wolverine, X-Force, and X-Men. He has also done work for DC Comics on titles like Action Comics, Batman/Superman, JLA, New Suicide Squad, Prez, and Superman: The Man of Steel. He was also awarded the Harvey Award for Best Inker in 2009 and 2011.

Matt Slay has contributed to the TMNT/Ghostbusters crossover and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Micro Series: Leonardo. You can find his work gracing countless trading cards for Image, Cryptozoic, and Marvel, and more recently on covers from American Mythology Productions’ Equilibrium.

Award-winning designer, illustrator, and cartoonist Steve Conley has worked on such notable comics as Star Trek: Year Four (IDW), Michael Chabon’s Amazing Adventures of the Escapist (Dark Horse Comics), JLA-Z (DC Comics), and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (BOOM! Studios). Conley, who is also the creator of Astounding Space Thrills and the all-ages series Bloop (, will be signing and sketching all day.

“We love giving away comics on Free Comic Book Day,” said Marc Nathan, owner of Cards, Comics & Collectibles. “It’s such a fantastic opportunity for the industry, where everyone walking in the store walks out with a comic, whether they’re a regular or just starting to read comics. We are delighted to host Mark, Matt, and Steve for this year’s signing, and the free comics we’ll be giving away are fantastic!”

Besides giving away free comic books, the store will have free Baltimore Comic-Con t-shirts to give away as well, and will offer 50% off modern and bronze age back issues, trade paperbacks, and hardcovers.

Join us on Saturday, May 7, 2016 as events kick off at 10:00am with store signings and, of course, FREE COMICS!

Cards, Comics & Collectibles is located at 100A Chartley Drive, Reisterstown, MD. For more information, please visit, our Facebook page, or call 410-526-7410.

MS – FCBD: Sabertooth Swordsman Signing


Aaron M. Conley and Alexis Ziritt appear at Bombshell Comics & Stuff on Saturday, May 7, 2016 to celebrate Free Comic Book Day!

Alexis Ziritt is a prolific artist with credits across a broad spectrum of pop culture from Dark Horse publishing to Entertainment Weekly covers! He’ll be slinging ink and doing signings and commissions all day Saturday!

Aaron Conley received the 2014 Russ Manning: Talent Deserving of Wider Recognition award at the Eisners, the Oscars of the comic book world, for his work on Sabertooth Swordsman from Dark Horse Comics. He has contributed to Dark Horse Presents and Secret Wars Battleworld as well as upcoming work in Rocket Raccoon and Groot!

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Bombshell Comics & Stuff
2103 Hardy St, Hattiesburg, MS 39401
(601) 543-0807

CA – FCBD: Golden Apple Comics

FCBD-logoGolden Apple Comics celebrates Free Comic Book Day on Saturday May 7, 2016 with several creator signings.

9AM Signing
SHANNON LEE (Series Creator & Writer)
BERNARD CHANG (Cover Artist, Wonder Woman, etc.)
Signing copies of Bruce Lee: The Dragon Rises

10AM Signing
CHRISTOS GAGE (Daredevil TV, Buffy, Avengers, etc.)
Signing copies of ROM: Space Knight #0

2PM: Wonder Woman 77′ Crew:
*Free Batman/Superman Comic

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

CA – FCBD: Stan Lee & More Signing

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This year, THE COMIC BUG isn’t “doubling down” on FREE COMIC BOOK DAY, it’s TRIPLING DOWN with free comics, artists and activities happening on THREE stages to scratch your geek itch throughout the day!

STAN LEE is coming to The Comic Bug courtesy of his convention Stan Lee’s Comikaze for Free Comic Book Day! Comikaze has arranged with Stan to give 100 lucky Comic Bug fans a FREE autograph!! Raffles to be held on Free Comic Book Day! To enter to win, you must come to Free Comic Book Day at either our Culver City shop, Culver City Teen Center or our Manhattan Beach location. Winners announced at 2:00! Stan Lee will be signing at our Culver City shop at 4:00 PM.

At the CULVER CITY TEEN CENTER just a few doors down from The Comic Bug’s Culver City location, The Con Man creator/star ALAN TUDYK, PJ HAARSMA and SHANNON ERIC DENTON will be signing FREE copies of SPECTRUM #0 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. SPECTRUM is a Free Comic Book release based on the fictional TV show that actors Tudyk and Nathan Fillion starred on prior to their stint on the con circuit on CON MAN.

SHANNON LEE, daughter of Bruce Lee, will be signing copies of BRUCE LEE: THE DRAGON RISES FCBD EDITION along with writer JEFF KLINE later in the afternoon (exact time TBD) at the Culver City event.

Back by popular demand, LOLA XOXO creator SIYA OUM will be on hand to sign copies of THE COMIC BUG’s EXCLUSIVE SIYA OUM EDITION of MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS: PINK #1.

Also appearing at the Culver City Teen Center are BRANDON EASTON, JOSHUA FIALKOV, DAN WICKLINE, MEGAN HUTCHISON, J.T. KRUL, BARBARA KESEL and many, many others. There will also be a cosplay/fantasy backdrop photo booth courtesy of PIXELBOOTH, geek speed dating games and opportunities by CUDDLI, Power Ranger photo ops courtesy of POWER MORPHICON and a chance to meet and join the two creator groups currently running at The Comic Bug, THE SKETCHY BUGS and the female-run LADYBUGS.

Meanwhile, at The Manhattan Beach locations (The Comic Bug Manhattan Beach and The Game Hub), DEADPOOL artist SCOTT KOBLISH headlines, drawing free sketches of everyone’s favorite Merc with Mouth. Koblish will be joined by ELEPHANTMEN creator and Comic Bug store logo designer RICHARD STARKINGS, D.J. KIRKBRIDE, BRIAN HABERLIN, Eisner-Award winner ANDREW ROBINSON, ERIKA ALEXANDER, TONY PURYEAR and many others. There will also be an exciting game of SKETCH FIGHTER with professional comic artists and stand-up comedians. Pictures will be auctioned off and all proceeds benefit THE HERO INITIATIVE.

KOTOBUKIYA will be on-hand at both locations with a slew of raffles and fun giveaways.

Live coverage of all three events will be handled by THAT HASHTAG SHOW. The Comic Bug is also promising food trucks, cosplayers and fun games for the entire family. In addition to the exclusive MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS: PINK RANGER exclusive by Siya Oum, The Comic Bug is releasing an exclusive BLACK PANTHER #1 with a cover by Mike McKone.

Here’s an alphabetical listing of many of the creators who will be attending our Free Comic Book Day events on May 7th! See you there!

Agnes Garbowska (My Little Pony)
Alan Tudyk (Con Man)
Alicia Hollinger (Heavy Metal Magazine)
Andrew Robinson (The Fifth Beatle)
Barbara Kesel (My Little Pony, Wonder Woman)
Brad Rader (Bob’s Burgers)
Brandon Easton (Transformers Deviations, Agent Carter)
Brian Haberlin (Faster Than Light)
Chris Brandt (Bainst)
Chris Kawagiwa (TeeFury)
Christine Hipp (LadyBugs)
Dan Wickline (Tales of Honor)
Daniel Ramirez (Repo Thief for Hire)
Dave Baker (Suicide Forest)
Dave Crosland (Invader Zim)
David Blake Lucarelli (Children’s Vampire Hunting Brigade)
DJ Kirkbride (Amelia Cole, The Bigger Bang)
Don Walker (Agent Wild)
Ethan Castillo (11 year old artist supreme!)
Erika Alexander (Concrete Park)
Flobo Boyce (Silver Streek)
Frank Mastromauro (Overtaken, Shrugged)
Hannibal Tabu (Fathom Sourcebook)
Jodi Tong (Chubbah Bunneh and the Bunny Man)
John Ercek (Justice League)
Joshua Fialkov (The Life After)
JT Krul (Green Arrow, Fathom)
Karl Altstaetter (Emerald City Blues)
Kevin Altieri (Batman: The Animated Series)
Lak Lim (Superhero artist)
Lord Mesa (Chibi artist)
Matt Jacobs (The Arcs, Faith No More)
Michael O’Hare (Flak Riot)
Michael Tanner (Junior Braves of the Apocalypse)
MOM (The LadyBugs Anthology)
Norm Rapmund (Teen Titans)
Peter Steigerwald (Zoo Hunters)
Rafael Navarro (Guns A’ Blazin’!, Sonambulo)
Ralph Miranda (Man Fighting Street)
Ray Anthony-Height (Midnight Tiger)
Richard Starkings (Elephantmen)
Ruben Gerard (Penny Strikes!)
Shannon Eric Denton (Con Man, The Revenant)
Siya Oum (Lola XOXO)
TJ Troy (Run Downhill)
Tony Puryear (Concrete Park)
Vince Hernandez (Lola XOXO, Fathom)

Coolhaus, Dogtown dogs & Burnt To A Crisp Texas Smokehouse food trucks will also be joining us to keep bellies fed! Tee No Evil – Zany Zombie Shirts, The Hero Initiative, Defective Geeks, That Hashtag Show, Cuddli, The Official Power Morphicon Convention, Sketch Fighter and many more vendors will be joining us to bring exclusive products and activities to every location! Fun for the entire family, indeed!

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The Comic Bug
1807 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 372-6704

4267 Overland Ave. Culver City, CA 90230

NJ – Free Comic Book Day 2016


Ulises Farinas and Erick Freitas appear at East Side Mags to celebrate Free Comic Book Day sign copies of Judge Dredd #1 and Amazing Forest #1 from noon till 5:00 pm!

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East Side Mags
7 S Fullerton Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042
(862) 333-4961

NB – Free Comic Book Day 2016


Press Release:

Saturday, May 7th is the biggest comic book day of the year, FREE COMIC BOOK DAY! Join The Comic Hunter all day long, starting at 8am, for tons of giveaways, big sales, BBQ, meet and greets with local artists, and just tons fun! The first 100 people through the door will also get a free prize pack!

Some of the fun stuff happening will be:

Meet and Great with local artists
Nick Bradshaw (Spidey, Wolverine and the X-Men, Guardians of the Galaxy)
Danica Brine/Karibu

Larry Higgins

Adam Atkinson and David Coates

Melissa Vienneau

Jean-Francois Beaulieu

(possibly more to be annouced)

-BBQ starting at 10am hosted by Muddy River Rollers

-Costume Contest (8am-12pm)
Just show up in your best costume/cosplay! We’ll be taking pictures all day and announcing winners over the next few days after wards. Categories for kids and adults! See below for more information.

-Tons of giveaways!

-Free Comics For Everyone (10 per person)


(The Magic The Gathering counter will be closed for the day)

The costume contest will just be a simple “show up and get your picture taken” thing.

We’ll be taking pictures of all the participants, ,and announcing the winners the next day.

Winners will be the following!
13 and up: Best Costume ($75 gift certificate) & Runner-Up ($25 gift certificate)
12 and under: Our 2 favourite and coolest costumes each will get a $50 gift certificate.

The Comic Hunter will be raising funds for the Moncton Public Library during FCBD. Any donations made will be matched 100% by us in the form of a donation to the library to their Graphic Novel section!

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The Comic Hunter (Moncton)
467 Main St. Suite 300, Moncton, New Brunswick E1C 1C2
+1 506-855-4950

IL – Free Comic Book Day 2016


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!

Want double the free comics? Anyone in costume can take 10 free comics instead of the normal 5!

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G-Mart Comics
2641 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647
(773) 384-0400

CA – Monster & Son Signing

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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.

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Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801

IL – Free Comic Book Day 2016


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!

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Defiant Comics
7234 Madison Street, Forest Park, IL 60130
(708) 771-3339

SF – Children’s Book Week


Press Release:

Children’s Book Council presents their West Coast keynote event celebrating Children’s Book Week with Gene Luen Yang (Secret Coders, American Born Chinese) in conversation with Raina Telgemeier (Sisters, Smile) on Saturday, May 7, 2016 from noon till 2:00 PM. A fun, engaging opportunity for young people to meet and learn from their favorite graphic novelists.

San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 557-4400

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