MA – Free Comic Book Day 2014

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Tony McMillen, Max Papas, Tonya Ratz, Amy Biddle, Art O’Callaghan, and Paul Axle appear at Comicazi in Davis Square on Saturday May 3rd for Free Comic Book Day!

Press Release:

This year at Comicazi, be sure to stop in for the selection of specially marked FREE comics as well as some great sales and some fine local creators here to meet you and show their wares.

-Tony McMillen, Nefarious Twit

-Max Papas, GWF

-Tonya Ratz, Make Me A Dragon

-Amy Biddle, Atheist’s Prayer

-Art O’Callaghan, Rogan

-Paul Axle, Legacy

And if you can’t make it by in the daytime hours, there’s still plenty of special happening at Comicazi with another presentation of Geek Comedy Night! Be there as they celebrate both Free Comic Book Day and Star Wars (because the next day is May the 4th – d’oh!).

If you like G.I. Joe, well then the aforementioned Star Wars Day sees Comicazi hosting the Battle Force New England Trade Fest, wherein our very own Toynerd Dave oversees all you Joes fans bartering with the shop and each other for sweet merch. This takes place at the shop from 9am to noon on May 4.

Of course there’s plenty of other cool things going down before the weekend here at the shop, like Drink & Draw on Tuesday from 7 to 10pm; Game Night on Wednesday; and Pathfinder on Thursday.

Comicazi 
407 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA 02144
617-666-2664

CA – Free Comic Book May 2014

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Collector’s Paradise celebrates Free Comic Book MAY once again this year. Big sales and comic creator signings every Saturday during the month of May.

Saturday May 3rd FREE COMIC BOOK DAY:

Artist sketching from 12-3pm. Sketches are FREE, one per child, on  backing board. Blank cover comics available at the register for $8 each or 3 for $20.

Valley Store: Mike Kunkel, Aaron Sowd, Scott Koblish

Pasadena Store: Sina Grace, Chris Moreno, Meg Hutchison

Saturday May 1oth FREE SUPERHERO COMIC DAY:

Valley Store: Chris Burnham (Batman & Robin, Batman Inc. Elephantmen, Officer Downe, Hack/Slash)

Pasadena Store: Joe Benitez (JLA, Titans, Lady Mechanika, Wraithborn, Magdalena)

Saturday May 17th FREE ALL-AGES COMIC DAY:

Valley Store: Adventure Time Art Day

Pasadena Store: Ray Frisen (Fairy Tales I Just Made Up, Pirate Penguin vs Ninja Chickens, Cupcakes of Doom)

Saturday May 24th FREE INDIE COMIC DAY:

Valley Store: Joe Pezzula, James Ninness, Mike Fountain, Marcel Losada (In Sanity, AZ GN Crew)

Rob Harrington & Giulie Speziani (Ginger Rabbit Studio)

Pasadena Store: Chris Moreno & Aubrey Sitterson (Worth Original GN)

Collector’s Paradise
319 S. Arroyo Parkway #4, Pasadena, CA 91105

7131 Winnetka Ave, Winnetka, CA 91306

NYC – FCBD: Amazing Spider-Man #1 Signing

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Writer Dan Slott signs at JHU Comic Books at noon on Saturday May 3rd for Free Comic Book Day! Be sure to stop through Wednesday to get his Amazing Spider-Man #1!

JHU Comic Books MANHATTAN
32 East 32nd Street, New York, NY 10016
(212) 268-7088

AZ – Free Comic Book Day 2014

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Artists  Zach Howard, Jolyon Yates, Tim Champion, and Eric Schock appear at Fantasy Comics on Saturday May 3rd for Free Comic Book Day!

RSVP on Facebook!

Fantasy Comics
2595 N. 1st Ave, Tucson, AZ 85719
(520) 670-0100

GA – Free Comic Book Day 2014

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Tony Shasteen, Dean Trippe, Andrew Jenkins, Greg Crews, Bobby Nash, and Alisa appear at Rock Shop on Saturday May 3, 2014 for Free Comic Book Day!

Press Release:

FREE COMICS! Massive Sale! Creator Signings! Walking Dead Zombies! Superheroes, Costume Contest and more!

FIRST 50 CUSTOMERS WILL RECEIVE A FREE GOODIE BAG WITH ADDITIONAL FREE COMICS. 1 RANDOM BAG WILL CONTAIN A $20 ROCK SHOP GIFT CARD!!!

Special Guests:

TONY SHASTEEN (Artist of Vampire Diaries, Batman: Arkham Unhinged, Burn Notice, Steven King’s and Peter Straub’s Talisman)

ANDREW JENKINS and GREG CREWS (AMC’s Walking Dead)

DEAN TRIPPE (Something Terrible, Project Rooftop)

BOBBY NASH (Green Hornet, Domino Lady, The Spider)

ALISA world famous cos-play model and THE Supergirl.

ZOMBIECIDE Game Demo from 11-8pm!

*********** SALE ALL DAY LONG ***********
50% OFF COMIC BOOK BACK ISSUES
25% OFF NEW COMICS (EXCLUDING “THIS WEEK’S”)
DOLLAR COMICS: 3 FOR $1
SILVER/BRONZE/WALL COMICS 30% OFF
TOYS/ACTION FIGURES/STATUES 20% OFF
TRADE PAPERBACKS/HARDCOVERS 25% OFF
GAMES 20% OFF
SHIRTS AND APPAREL 20% OFF

RSVP on Facebook!

Rock Shop
3333 Buford Drive Ste 2047B, Buford, GA 30519
(678) 482-0091

MA – Free Comic Book Day 2014

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Artists Norman Lee, Rich Clabaugh, John Y. Jr., Mike Doherty, and more appear at Rubber Chicken Comics on Saturday May 3, 2014 for Free Comic Book Day!

RSVP on Facebook!

Rubber Chicken Comics
15 N. Main Street (Rt 126), Bellingham, MA 02019

NYC – Free Comic Book Day 2014

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Fred Van Lente and Joe Mulvey sign at Forbidden Planet on Saturday May 3, 2014 for Free Comic Book Day!

Forbidden Planet
832 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
212-473-1576

VA – FCBD: Lumberjanes Signing

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Brooke Allen and Grace Ellis appear at Laughing Ogre Comics on Free Comic Book Day, Saturday May 3, 2014, from 5-7pm for a signing of the first issue of their new series, Lumberjanes!!!

Lumberjanes is a great new series where 5 best friends, Jo, April, Mal, Molly and Ripley, all go to camp together for the summer, only to find there are lots of monster there! Rad teenager girls kicking some monster butt! (And co-written by Noelle Stevenson.)

RSVP on Facebook!

Laughing Ogre Comics
University Mall
10647 Braddock Road, Fairfax, VA 22032
(703) 250-6479

WA – Free Comic Book Day 2014

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Aaron Lopresti, Pete Woods, Ibrahim Moustafa, Brian Joines, Dan Schkade, Jesse Snavlin, Chris Sebela, Jeremy Colwell, and Andy Owens appear at I Like Comics on Saturday May 3, 2014 for Free Comic Book Day!

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I Like Comics
2101 E 4th Plain, Vancouver, Washington 98661
(360) 852-8890

MA – FCBD: New England Comics

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New England Comics, the largest and premiere comic retailer in Massachusetts, will be one of thousands of comic book retailers around the world celebrating the comic book art form on Saturday, May 3rd with Free Comic Book Day!

MAY 3rd 2014 IS FREE COMIC BOOK DAY

A FANTASTIC DAY OF FUN FOR ALL!

Millions of comic books will be given away by participating stores, on Free Comic Book Day, Saturday May 3rd, introducing thousands of fans to the wonders and thrills of comic books! Simply stop into one of the 8 New England Comics locations on Saturday May 3rd and you can choose from for FREE comics featuring GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, JUSTICE LEAGUE, THE SIMPSONS, AVATAR THE LAST AIR BENDER, TRANSFORMERS/GI JOE, TEEN TITANS GO!, ROCKET RACCOON and dozens more!

” The amazing array of stories that are being published right now is just off the charts. You have everything from classic super hero comics to the ever expanding genres of horror, crime, and adventure in the market place now :and a continuing selection of comics based off popular video games and movies too. The quality of the art and writing is the best it’s been since the start of the new millenium.” said Nate Machado, Manager of New England Comics.

Now in its fourteenth year, Free Comic Book Day has proven to he an unquestionably massive success, spreading the word that comics are an incredible form of entertainment. “If you haye never indulged in a comic book, or simply slipped away from reading comics for a while, please come join us at New England Comics, we have something for nearly anyone. I guarantee you will find something to entertain and excite your imagination.”

“New England Comics wants to spread the word that comics can compete with movies, video games, and any other term of media in the year 2014, we were here before all other modern media,and we as an industry, are producing some the BEST entertainment on the planet,” Machado continued. “Comic books and graphic novels are where some the most cutting-edge and ground-breaking work is being done. Just look at the success of Walking Dead: the bestselling graphic novel series torthe last 5 years running!” Comic Books have nearly single–handedlv reaped billions in profits for the large movie studios, and with GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY movie opening this August 1st that trend should continue. “The first weekend of May is going to be a HUGE daye in the comic book world.”

Regular updates, information about Free Comic Book Day, and a list of participating publishers and their free comics are all online at www.freecomicbookday.com .
NEW ENGLAND COMICS EVENTS FOR FREE COMIC BOOK DAY:

Quincy NEC:
Ian Nichols (The Tick FCBD 2014 artist) 11-2
Writer Jeff McClelland and artist Duane Redhead, creators of The Tick FCBD 2013 and 2014!
Times to be announced.

Allston NEC:
Brian Connolly creator of local comic book Nothing Mattress who is also featured in the Weekly Dig

Brockton NEC:
Frank Tieri: Comic Author 11:00 AM – 6:00PM
Credits: Wolverine, Deadpool, Batman Underground, Marvel vs Capcom Video Game, Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon show, Deadpool Wedding issue, and upcoming Savage Wolverine #20
Scott Wilde: Caricature Artist; Have yourself done up as a caricature of the hero of your choice by local talented artist Scott Wilde
Cosplay: Have your picture taken with Batgirl and another surprise hero as yet to be named.
Be Captain America: Have your photo taken as Captain America.
Free Heroclix Demo

Norwood NEC:
MTG Journey into Nyx Release Weekend Tournament
Writer Jeff McClelland and artist Duane Redhead, creators of The Tick FCBD 2013 and 2014!
Times to be announced.

Malden NEC:
Writer/publisher George O’Connor and artist Griffin Ess, creators of Homeless Comics’ graphic novel HEALED and the one-shot, stand-alone comic book BABY.
Also appearing in store that day will be writer/artist James Biggie, creator of the online comic (now available in print as a graphic novel) ROBOT GOD AKAMATSU and cover artist on the IDW title GI JOE.
As a special treat the ASTOUNDING ALTIERI will be performing acts of prestidigitation, legerdemain and sleight of hand throughout the day.

New Bedford NEC:
Warhammer 40k Demo

Coolidge NEC:
Matt Dursin: Writer for Robin Hood Outlaw of the 21st Century.
MTG Journey into Nyx Release Weekend Tournament

Harvard Sq. NEC:
Liz Prince, indy publishing goddess, Will You Still Love Me If I Wet the Bed?, Alone Forever

To find out further updates on what is happending at all 8 New England Comics locations go to www.newenglandcomics.com

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