Free Comic Book Day 2015 is this Saturday 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 Waid, J.G. Jones, and Steve Conley will be all signing autographs at the store throughout the day.
The multiple Harvey and Eisner Award-winning Mark Waid has been the voice behind numerous issues, mini-series, and title runs that have resonated throughout comics fandom and the creative community alike. His acclaimed runs and series include DC Comics’ The Flash, Kingdom Come, The Kingdom, JLA: Year One, JLA, Legion of Super-Heroes, and Superman: Birthright, Marvel Comics’ Captain America, Fantastic Four, Amazing Spider-Man, The Indestructible Hulk, Princess Leia, and Daredevil, BOOM! Studios’ Incorruptible and Irredeemable, Archie Comics’ The Fox, and Empire, originally published by Gorilla Comics and later by DC Comics. He also went on to become Editor-in-Chief and then Chief Creative Officer at BOOM! Studios, while continuing to work on freelance assignments for other publishers. Waid is one of the principals behind Thrillbent Comics, a digital comics initiative, where he also publishes titles such as In the Pi of the Beholder, Luther, Cthulhu Calls, If You’re So Smart, and Insufferable. He is also featured in the 2015 FCBD title Dark Circle Comics from Archie.
Accomplished penciller, painter, and writer J.G. Jones has contributed his deft touch to a broad variety of titles and publishers. From Black Widow and Marvel Boy at Marvel Comics to Final Crisis and Wonder Woman: The Hiketeia and all covers for 52 at DC Comics, as well as Wanted at Top Cow, his work stands out among his peers.
Bloop by ConleyAward-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), and JLA-Z (DC Comics). Conley, who is also the creator of Astounding Space Thrills and the all-ages series Bloop (www.bloopstree.com), will be signing and sketching all day.
Jones and Waid will be releasing Strange Fruit, a fully painted title, in July of 2015 from BOOM! Studios, and Cards, Comics & Collectibles is amazingly fortunate to be able to offer a limited edition print from BOOM! Studios available only at our store to the first 500 people.
“Free Comic Book Day has grown to become such an important event – not just for retailers, creators, and fans – but for the comics industry as a whole,” said Marc Nathan, owner of Cards, Comics & Collectibles. “We are delighted to have Mark, J.G., and Steve signing here! Add another fantastic slate of free comics, and this year is going to be our biggest yet!
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 back issues, trade paperbacks, and hardcovers.
Join us on Saturday, May 2, 2015 as events kick off at 11:00am with store signings and, of course, FREE COMICS!
Cards Comics and Collectibles
100 A Chartley Drive, Reisterstown, MD 21136
Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb (Artist team on Adventure Time the comic book), Rob Stull (Comic book inker known for his work with Marvel, DC, Image, Aspen, Top Cow, etc.), Zack Giallongo (Known for his work in the Adventure Time comic book, Star Wars: Ewoks – Shadows of Endor, Broxo, and others), and Eric Merced (Has worked for major comic and gaming companies, such as Marvel, DC, IDW, Archie, Fantome, and more) appear at That’s Entertainment on Saturday May 2nd for Free Comic Book Day!
244 Park Ave, Worcester, MA 01609
Artists including BRANDON PETERSON (Age of Ultron), MATT FRANK (Godzilla), and more appear at Austin Books & Comics on Saturday May 2nd for Free Comic Book Day! There will be door prize drawings, costumes, a coloring sheet for kids, and a full day of fun!
Austin Books & Comics
5002 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78751
Artist Freddie E. Williams II and Jon Pinto appear at Heroes Landing on Saturday, May 2nd for Free Comic Book Day!
12348 Roper Blvd, Clermont, FL 34711
Rebekah Isaacs, Khary Randolph, Jamal Igle, and Reilly Brown appear at Royal Collectibles on Saturday May 2nd for Free Comic Book Day!
96-01 Metropolitan Avenue, Forest Hills, NY 11375
Danielle Corsetto, Rafer Roberts, Monica Gallagher, Steve Younkins, and Lee Garvin appear at Beyond Comics on Saturday May 2nd for Free Comic Book Day!
18749 B North Frededrick Road Gaithersburg
Steve Lieber, Jonathan Case, Dan Schkade, Jeremy Colwell, Anina Bennett, and Paul Guinan appear at I Like Comics on Saturday May 2nd for Free Comic Book Day!
10am – 12pm: Jonathan Case (Batman ’66) & Steve Lieber (Superior Foes of Spider-Man)
12pm – 2pm: Dan Schkade (San Hannibal) & Jeremy Colwell (IDW, Dark Horse)
2pm – 4pm: Anina Bennett & Paul Guinan (Boilerplate, Heartbreakers)
Artists will be bringing prints, sketchbooks and original art. Sketch availability and prices will vary from artist. Plus there will be Huge Sales, a Costume Contest, and a selection of Free Comics!
I Like Comics
1715 Broadway Street, Vancouver, Washington 98663
Mike Perkins, Paul Pelletier, Dawn McTeigue, Mike Maihack, Scott Blair, Sajad Shah, Tony Kordos, Jamie Jones, Ozzy Fernandez, Chip Skelton, Martin Dunn, John Rivett, Steven Wittmaack, and Jen Mercer appear at Heroes Haven on Saturday May 2nd to celebrate Free Comic Book Day!
4339 Gunn Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618
Erik Larsen, Matt Hawkins, Liam Sharp, and Tom Beland appear at Flying Color Comics on Saturday May 2, 2015 for Free Comic Book Day!
Flying Colors Comics
2980 Treat Blvd (at Oak Grove Rd), Concord, CA 94518
Green Brain Comics celebrates the 14th Annual Free Comic Book Day on Saturday May 2, 2015!
Fifty different Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) comics will be available. Three FCBD comics per person!
No gimmicks, no tricks, no strings attached. Like every year, there are comics for every age, taste, and reading level.
Bring a canned food item to donate to Gleaners Community Food Bank and get an extra FCBD comic! Show up in costume, and get another FCBD comic!
Special Guests include:
*Slack Jaw Punks (podcasting)
* Live DJ sets, courtesy of Underground Resistance
Green Brain Comics
13936 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, MI 48126