2013 Free Comic Day Info:
FREE Autograph Signing Schedule
*DAVID HORVATH (Uglydoll Co-Creator)
Free Uglydoll Viz Comic!
CHRISTOS GAGE (Comic & TV Writer)
Free Absolution Avatar comic!
SCOTT SHAW! (Cartoonist for Annoying Orange & Simpsons) Free Bongo Comic & Sketches!
MAX BEMIS (Frontman for the Indy Band Say Anything & comic creator) Free BOOM! & KABOOM! Comics!
-Polarity comic issues #1 & #2 from BOOM! on sale at the event!
GEOFF JOHNS (DC Comics C.C.O & Comic Writer) Free Superman DC Comic & one (1) other item signed ONLY!
ALL DAY LONG
-PREVIEW THE NEW “STAR TREK: THE VIDEO GAME”
FOR XBOX 360 ON THE VIDEO GAME TRUCK!
-DJ SET BY PDUB!
Golden Apple Comics
7018 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038
Superheroes in Training
1131 E. Washington #B, Escondido, CA 92025
Jason Aaron, Phil Hester, and Eric Gapstur sign at Daydreams Comics on Saturday May 4, 2013 for Free Comic Book Day!!
Free Comic Book Day 2013 is upon us! Come join us all day long for special sales, prizes, and of course, FREE COMICS!
After a successful 2012 event, we will once again be doing a fund raiser for the Iowa City Animal Center this year! Make a donation during FCBD and get free graphic novels – and the more you donate the more free stuff you get!
We will also be hosting the following comic book creators throughout the day. They will be available to sign autographs, do sketches and talk with fans!
Jason Aaron: Acclaimed writer for Marvel Comics and owner of an amazing beard! Jason is currently writing Wolverine & The X-Men, Thor God of Thunder and Thanos Rising. Previous works include Scalped and The Other Side (Vertigo Comics), Wolverine Weapon X, Incredible Hulk, Ghost Rider, Punishermax, Ultimate Captain America and more!
Phil Hester: Professional comic writer & artist for two decades! Phil has worked for various companies over the years and has also created his own characters! Credits include Green Arrow, Wonder Woman, Swamp Thing, The Wretch, Firebreather, Godzilla, Green Hornet, The Darkness, Invincible Universe, Gen 13, Ant-Man, and many more!
Eric Gapstur: Finalist in Amazon’s Comic Strip Superstar contest! He currently working on his own strip comic Belle Plaine as well as honing his comic inking skills. He has a couple Green Hornet covers to his credit, and recently completed a Batman Legends of the Dark Knight story with Phil Hester. Be on the lookout for an upcoming Adventures of Superman story in the near future!
So come out to the shop, and bring your family and friends!
21 S. Dubuque Street, Iowa City, IA 52240
2090 Kittredge Street, Berkeley, CA 94704
Herb Trimpe, Joe Harris, and Tyler James sign at Larry’s Comics on Saturday May 4, 2013 for Free Comic Book Day!!
Meet the legendary artist Herb Trimpe, co-creator of Wolverine, from 10:00 am till 2:00 pm. Plus Joe Harris, creator of Image Comics’ Great Pacific and writer of IDW’s X-Files Season 10, and Tyler James, publisher of ComixTribe, will be on hand to sign some comics. Get FREE hot dogs with Larry’s world famous secret sauce all day. And there will be a costume contest, a coloring contest, face painting, and more!
68 Lakeview Avenue, Lowell, MA 01850
Collector’s Paradise Comics & Gallery, is proud to announce that we will, once again, be bringing Free Comic Book MAY to Los Angeles area this year, in celebration of the National Free Comic Book Day!
“Last year’s Free Comic Book May was an exhilarating event.” said owner Edward Greenberg, adding: ” We learned so much about how to do this, and will use the lessons this year to provide an even better experience for our patrons.”
The concept of Free Comic Book MAY is simple. Come to one (or both) Collector’s Paradise stores on Free Comic Book Day, May 4th, get your free books, and receive a Free Stamp Card. Come back the following Saturday, and get a stamp, and get more free books (details below). As long as you continue to attend and receive stamps, you can keep coming back every Saturday in May and get more free books, including, during the last week of the month, FREE Graphic Novels. The four weeks are designed to spotlight different types of books:
- May 4th – Free Comic Book Day, books provided by many publishers, range of options. PLUS: BUY 3 GET 1 FREE on anything in the store.
- May 11th – Free Superhero Comic Day, free superhero comics by major publishers. PLUS: 50% OFF All single issue Comics on the Shelves.
- May 18th- Free Independent Comic Day, free indie books, chosen by us, and contributed by our good friends, creators and publishers. PLUS: Comics by the Pound.
- May 25th – Free Graphic Novel Day, free Graphic Novels, once again chosen by us and contributed by our friends. PLUS: BUY 1 GET 1 FREE on all Hardcover Graphic Novels.
Collector’s Paradise will be holding Creator Signing Events during the month of May, to promote some of the most interesting new creators and projects out there.
Saturday May 4th, Free Comic Book Day:
San Fernando Valley Store: 12-3 pm
J. Michael Strazcynski – Creator of Babylon 5 TV Show, creator/writer of the hot new series TEN GRAND, as well as Rising Stars, Midnight Nation, writer on Superman Earth One HCs, Amazing Spider-Man, Thor, and Superman.
Philip Tan – Artist on DC’s NEW 52 Savage Hawkman, and the new Masters of the Universe series, as well as Uncanny X-Men, Spawn, Batman & Robin, and many more.
Rahsan Ekedal – artist on the hot new series THINK TANK, as well as Top Cow’s ECHOES and Pilot Season, Solomon Kane, Creepy and DC’s The Unexpected.
Andy Suriano – artist on DC’s Batman Brave & The Bold, Image Comics’ Charlatan’s Ball and Doc Bizarre MD, as well as an amazing animator.
Rick Basaldua – a fantastic inker on many projects from Top Cow (Artifacts, Magdalena, Darkness), as well as Marc Silvestri’s run on HULK.
Troy Peteri – an accomplished leterrer, working with J. Michael Straczynski on TEN GRAND, as well as past projects, plus many titles in the Top Cow library of books.
Pasadena Store: 2-5 pm
Whilce Portacio – Legendary comic creator, co-founder of Image Comics, co-creator and artist on the hot new Image Comics series, Non-Humans, with Glen Brunswick, as well as creator of Wetworks, and artist on Uncanny X-Men, Hulk, Iron Men and much more.
Glen Brunswick – co-creator and writer of Non-Humans, as well as many other fantastic books for Image Comics, including Gray Area (with John Romita Jr), Jersey Gods, and Killing Girl.
Mike Kunkel – an incredible Animator, and creator/writer/artist on the Classic comic book series, Herobear & The Kid, which comes back on Free Comic Book Day via Boom! Studios, as well as the artist on DC’s Billy Batson & The Magic of Shazam.
Chris Moreno – Creator / Artist on Zombie Dickheads, as well as the artist on Image Comics’ and more recently Kickstarter-resurrected Sidekick, as well as Disney’s Toy Story and more.
Saturday May 11th, Free Superhero Comic Book Day
San Fernando Valley Store
IMAGE COMICS SIGNING, 12-3 pm, featuring:
Jim McCann – Mind the Gap, Lost Vegas
Ken Kristensen – Todd the Ugliest Kid on Earth
MK Perker – Todd the Ugliest Kid on Earth
Kel Symons – I Love Trouble
Sina Grace – Lil Depressed Boy
A WAKE FOR I, VAMPIRE, 7-10 pm
Joshua Fialkov & Friends – we say goodbye to a critically acclaimed and loved by fans series with a party featuring thematically named alcohol drinks for anyone over 21, a Eulogy contest, as well as many other highly inappropriate hijinx, more details to be announced soon on our website and Facebook/Twitter feeds.
Pasadena Store, 12-3 pm:
Mark Sable – Creator/ writer of Graveyard of Empires, as well as Grounded, Hazed and many others.
Saturday May 18th, Free Independent Comic Book Day
San Fernando Valley Store, 12-3pm
Jason Brubaker – ReMIND
Mark Sable – Graveyard of Empires
James Ninness - In Sanity, AZ
Shannon Forrey – Dust GN
Pasadena Store, 12-3pm
Jim McCann – Mind the Gap, Lost Vegas
Ginger Rabbit Studio – Jared Sams, Giulie Speziani, Rob Harrington
Please visit Collector’s Paradise’ official site, ComicsAndCards.net for full details about our Free Comic Book Day and Free Comic Book MAY Events.
For additional information, please contact Edward Greenberg, managing partner of Collector’s Paradise @ 818-999-9455 (business) or by email, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Collector’s Paradise Canoga Park is located at 7131 Winnetka Ave, at Sherman Way in Canoga Park. Collector’s Paradise Pasadena is located at 319 S. Arroyo Parkway Unit 4, at the corner of Del Mar in Pasadena.
Scott Hanna, Mark Masztal, and Chris Peck sign at Mycomicstore.net on Saturday May 4, 2013 for Free Comic Book Day!!
They will meet the public from 2 -4 and then from 4 – 6 for a private party to reward regular customers.
Local artist Chris Peck promoting his new book Wardog.
Local artist Mark Masztal with the remastered and first time collected Dogs-O-War (Tom Sniegoski, Ethan Van Sciver, Eric Powell)
Industry professional Scott Hanna of Marvel and DC
61 Oak Hill Avenue, Agawam, MA 01001
Red Giant Entertainment Expands Presence at San Diego Comic-Con 2013
Red Giant Joins Digital Distributor Keenspot at Nation’s Largest Comics and Pop Culture Event
ORLANDO, FL–(Marketwired – Apr 22, 2013) – Red Giant Entertainment Inc. (OTCQB: REDG), an innovative Intellectual Property company specializing in high quality characters and content for use in a variety of media and entertainment, is pleased to announce that they will be participating in San Diego Comic-Con again, at a larger and more prominent booth in association with strategic partner Keenspot, a Comic-Con exhibitor since 2001.
“This year we will have an exceptional presence at Comic-Con, and showcase many of our creators and projects, such as our upcoming movie, LAST BLOOD,” explained Red Giant Entertainment CEO Benny Powell. “San Diego Comic-Con is an important event for us, and we will be actively engaged in discussions with Hollywood decision makers bringing even more of the Red Giant Intellectual Property catalog to large and small screens, along with other key players in various other media platforms. In fact, it was at this very convention where we were approached by Lin Pictures’ Jon Silk, which led to the WAYWARD SONS deal.”
Founded in 1970 by a small group of comic fans, San Diego Comic-Con has grown to over 130,000 comic enthusiasts attending the show last year. This has now become the largest convention for the comic book, science fiction and fantasy industries in the United States. In 1976, a year before the release of the first STAR WARS film, George Lucas recognized the value of Comic-Con and sent reps to excite fans about the movie. It took the rest of Hollywood years to catch on, but now most studios set up shop at Comic-Con and virtually every superstar actor and director has made the trek to San Diego to promote their projects.
Comic-Con will be in the San Diego Convention Center again this year. Beginning with Preview Night on Wednesday, July 17 the show is then open daily that Thursday through Sunday, July 21. 2013. This is the 44th year for the convention, making it the longest continuously-run comics and pop culture show in the U.S.
“This is our fourth year at the show, and we believe that Comic-Con will continue to be a major catalyst for Red Giant,” added Powell. “We are well positioned with our catalog of over forty projects to take advantage of the opportunities at this convention.”
Red Giant is scheduled to be exhibiting with their strategic partner, Keenspot, at Booth #2635, directly between the Marvel and Image Comics booths. Numerous Red Giant creators will be appearing at the event, and on hand to sign books for their fans.
ABOUT RED GIANT ENTERTAINMENT INC.
Red Giant Entertainment Inc. (OTCQB: REDG) is a Florida-based corporation that specializes in Intellectual Property (IP) development for multiple media platforms and transmedia propagation. The cornerstone of this development is based around the more than three dozen online and print graphic novel properties in various stages of production as well as the cast of thousands of characters from those series. These properties have a readership that numbers in the millions globally. Some of these properties are actively in development into other media such as movies, video games, television, novels, toys, apparel, applications, etc. through either direct production or licensing agreements.
For further information visit www.RedGiantEntertainment.com
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April 18, 2013 by Brian Pate
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Hallmark Introduces 2013 Event-Exclusive Keepsake Ornaments
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (March 27, 2013) — Hallmark continues its participation at the nation’s largest pop culture fan conventions with four Keepsake Ornaments exclusively developed for 2013 events.
Three ornament designs will be sold in limited quantities at Comic-Con International, to be held July 18-21 in San Diego, Calif., and at New York Comic Con, set for October 10-13 in New York City:
- Wrath of the Rancor™ – Created especially for event sales, this ornament captures Luke Skywalker’s struggle with the savage creature dwelling below Jabba the Hutt’s palace as seen in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi™.
- U.S.S. Kelvin™ – As featured in the 2009 Star Trek movie, this Federation starship exclusive is a “battle-scarred” variant of the same Keepsake Ornament available starting in July in Hallmark Gold Crown® stores.
- Man of Steel – Inspired by this summer’s big-screen adventure of the same name, Superman is the subject of this event-exclusive Keepsake Ornament. Details and images of this ornament will be announced later this year.
At the D23 Expo 2013, slated for Aug. 9-11 in Anaheim, Calif., Hallmark will offer limited quantities of one design:
- Cinderella’s Castle – Featuring battery-operated light and sound, this exclusive Keepsake Ornament will boast a different look from the ornament available starting in July in Hallmark Gold Crown stores.
More information about Hallmark’s plans for these fan events will be announced closer to the respective dates.
Starting April 15, the 2013 Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Dream Book showing this year’s entire line of Keepsake Ornaments will be available in Hallmark Gold Crown® stores and online at Hallmark.com.
About Hallmark Cards, Inc.
Hallmark makes the world a more caring place by helping people express what’s in their hearts and spend time together – a privilege few other companies in the world enjoy. Hallmark greeting cards and other products are found in more than 39,000 retail outlets in the United States, including the network of flagship Hallmark Gold Crown® stores. The brand also reaches people online at Hallmark.com and on television through Hallmark Hall of Fame original movies and cable’s top-rated Hallmark Channel. Worldwide, Hallmark offers products in more than 30 languages available in 100 countries. This privately held company is based in Kansas City, Mo., and is led by the third generation of the founding Hall family. Visit http://corporate.hallmark.com for more details.
Harley-Davidson and Marvel join forces for Marvel’s Iron Man 3
MILWAUKEE (April 3, 2013) – Harley-Davidson and Marvel Entertainment, LLC are teaming up for Marvel’s Iron Man 3 “Man & Machine” contest where fans can win a chance to be a part of a comic book created by Marvel. Fans can go online and select a custom Harley-Davidson motorcycle to design. The winners will be drawn into the comic book as a member of the “Road Force” team.
Five winners will be selected to become a part of a Marvel Avengers comic book where their likenesses will be drawn into the series with the motorcycles they selected and the characters they create. All winners will receive a VIP trip to Comic-Con International, where they’ll participate in an event where their Road Force characters will be unveiled and immortalized. One grand prize winner will also win the custom Harley-Davidson motorcycle they created (minus the armament, of course.)
Now through May 31, consumers can enter the Marvel’s Iron Man 3 Man & Machine contest online at www.harley-davidson.com/ironman. Entry is as easy as creating a profile, writing a character’s backstory and selecting a favorite Harley motorcycle from a gallery of bikes.
“Iron Man, one of Marvel’s most iconic creations, truly embodies the rebellious attitude and power of Harley-Davidson,” said Dino Bernacchi, Harley-Davidson Marketing Communication Director. “Collaborating with Marvel for Marvel’s Iron Man 3 continues our tradition of crowd-sourcing, fan-driven content. In 2012, Marvel fans proved their creativity with our first co-created Avengers comic book. Now, we’re raising the stakes by unveiling the winners on one of the world’s largest stages – San Diego Comic Con.”
Since starting in 2011 with Captain America: The First Avenger, and continuing with The Avengers Assemble Your Freedom contest in 2012, the collaboration between Harley-Davidson and Marvel has successfully connected these two powerful and inspirational brands.
Based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series, Marvel’s Iron Man 3 will be in theaters May 3, 2013 and pits industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds.
About Marvel’s Iron Man 3
Marvel’s “Iron Man 3” pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?
Starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale with Jon Favreau and Ben Kingsley, Marvel’s “Iron Man 3” is directed by Shane Black from a screenplay by Drew Pearce & Shane Black and is based on Marvel’s iconic Super Hero Iron Man, who first appeared on the pages of “Tales of Suspense” (#39) in 1963 and had his solo comic book debut with “The Invincible Iron Man” (#1) in May of 1968.
Marvel’s “Iron Man 3” is presented by Marvel Studios in association with Paramount Pictures and DMG Entertainment. Marvel Studios’ President Kevin Feige is producing and Jon Favreau, Louis D’Esposito, Charles Newirth, Victoria Alonso, Stephen Broussard, Alan Fine, Stan Lee and Dan Mintz are executive producers. The film releases May 3, 2013, and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
About Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information, visit marvel.com.
Harley-Davidson Motor Company produces heavyweight custom, cruiser and touring motorcycles and offers a complete line of Harley-Davidson motorcycle parts, accessories, riding gear and apparel, and general merchandise. For more information, visit Harley-Davidson’s website at www.harley-davidson.com.