MD – FCBD: Infinity Countdown Prime Signing

Writer Gerry Duggan and artist Mike Hawthorne appear at Third Eye Comics on Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM!

Press Release:

With the 10 year anniversary of Third Eye making this our biggest FREE COMIC BOOK DAY of all-time, we knew we had to do something extra special, and as such, we brought out two of comics biggest superstars (as well as two long-time friends of Third Eye!), Gerry Duggan and Mike Hawthorne!

Gerry & Mike have wowed you with their work on DEADPOOL for the last few years, and we’re flattered to have them joining us to help celebrate the 10th anniversary of the shop.

And, even cooler, Gerry and Mike are the driving creative forces behind the upcoming INFINITY COUNTDOWN mini-series, which is going to be leading us into some MAJOR stuff for the Marvel Universe in 2018!

On top of all that, we’ll have a very special THIRD EYE COMICS variant of Gerry Duggan’s incredible new IMAGE COMICS series ANALOG #1, limited to just 500 copies, and available for purchase only at our FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 10th anniversary celebration, featuring art by Mike Hawthorne.

You can get it signed by both creators, and hold a little slice of Third Eye history in your hands!

When we saw that we were having two of the best guests ever for FREE COMIC BOOK DAY with Mike Hawthorne & Gerry Duggan joining us, and with Gerry’s brand new IMAGE COMICS ongoing series, ANALOG, releasing shortly before FCBD — we knew we had to do something special to celebrate!

So, we were lucky enough to have Mike put together one of the best darn Third Eye variants we’ve ever done!

We’ll be making this exclusive cover of Gerry’s ANALOG #1 available exclusively at Third Eye for FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2018 to commemorate our 10 year anniversary, and you can snag yours for just $3.99.

And of course, Mike & Gerry will both be on hand to sign copies of your ANALOG #1 Third Eye 10th Anniversary variant!

Get your photo taken with the Imperial 501st Legion Stormtroopers! So, we LOVE Star Wars here at Third Eye, and well, any chance we get to hang out with a bunch of Stormtroopers, well, hot diggity, we’re going to take it! So, joining us from 9AM-1PM at Third Eye, we’ll have the Old Line Garrison 501st Legion Stormtroopers taking photos and hanging out!

Face-painting & more at our super-fun Free Comic Book Day kids tent! (Face-Painting 10AM-2PM) One of our favorite parts of FREE COMIC BOOK DAY is seeing kids getting into comics, and having a blast, and just like we’ve done before, we’ll be hosting a super fun dedicated FCBD Kids Tent loaded with kids FREE COMIC BOOK DAY books, and featuring our special guest: face-painting artist extraordinaire Mr. Corey! Get your face painted, grab some free comics, and have some fun with us!

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Third Eye Comics
209 Chinquapin Round Road, Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 897-0322

NH – FCBD 2018: Double Midnight Comics

Press Release:

Get ready to Assemble on Saturday, May 5th for Free Comic Book Day! We are uniting on two fronts for the event as our Concord store celebrates five years! Stay tuned for guest announcements, special events, contests, raffles, door prizes, tons of free comics and how you can be involved in our biggest event of the year! Trust us when we say you won’t want to miss out on this year’s event!

Special Guests:
Ben Bishop (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Aggregate)
Babs Tarr (Batgirl, Motor Crush)

Guests:
Scott Ambruson
Hamiltoons
Robbins Studios Photography and Fine Art
Shugar Drop Studios
Max Gagnon

Costume Contest:
Each year for our Free Comic Book Day event we host the LARGEST FCBD Costume Contest in the US! We love seeing all the creative costumes and cosplays that visit the store each year and keep making our contest bigger for everyone! Here’s a sneak peek at some of the prizing for the winners for this year’s Costume Contest:

Best Costume: $250 CASH, $150 store gift certificate, and prize containing tons of goodies!

Best Male Costume: $100 store certificate and more!
Male Runner-Up: $75 store gift certificate and more!
Male Second Runner-Up: $50 store certificate and more!

Best Female Costume: $100 store gift certificate and more!
Female Runner-Up: $75 store gift certificate and more!
Female Second Runner-Up: $50 store certificate and more!

In addition, we will have our annual kids costume contest (prizes TBA!).

This year, we will be mixing it up a little bit! We will have an onstage contest taking place, so everyone interested in entering will need to register at the event (and make sure to have their photos taken with our friends at Nerd Caliber!)! Contest will take place at 5pm! Judges and hosts to be announced!

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Double Midnight Comics
245 Maple Street, Manchester, NH 03103
603-669-9636

MS – Free Comic Book Day 2018 Signing

Ming Chen (AMC’s Comic Book Men, A Shared Universe Podcast), Mitch Byrd (Green Lantern, Shi, Predator, Generation X), Steven Butler (Spider-Man, Sonic, X-Men, Superman), Kevin Hayman (Everywhen Comics) and more sign at 3 Alarm Comics on Saturday May 5, 2018 for Free Comic Book Day!

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3 Alarm Comics
15210 Lemoyne Blvd, Biloxi, MS 39532
228-392-9833

FL – Free Comic Book Day 2018 Signing

Tom Raney, Graham Nolan, Adelso Corona, Dawn McTeigue, Sammy Castillo, James Pruett, Richard Bonk, Chuck Dixon, Sergio Cariello, Tony Kordos, Kate Carleton, Josh Dykstra, and EighJay Mauro appear at Yancy Street Comics on Saturday May 5, 2018 to celebrate Free Comic Book Day!

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Yancy Street Comics
9636 US 19 (inside Embassy Crossing Shopping Center), Port Richey, FL 34668
727-817-0888

NH – Free Comic Book Day 2018

Sean Gordon Murphy, Chrissie Zullo, Chris Uminga, Cody Sousa, and Peter Simeti sign at Merrymac Games & Comics on Saturday May 5, 2018 to celebrate Free Comic Book Day!

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Merrymac Games and Comics
550 DW Highway, Merrimack, NH 03054
(603) 420-8161

OK – Free Comic Book Day 2018 Signing

Writer/artist Mario Wytch (Myth, Sasquatch) will be on hand at Speeding Bullet Comics on Saturday, May 5, 2018 for Free Comic Book Day with comics and more!

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Speeding Bullet Comics
614 N Porter Ave, Norman, OK 73071
(405) 360-6866

Free Comic Book Day 2018 Announces Gold Sponsor Comic Titles

Press Release:

The Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) Committee has selected the twelve Gold Sponsor comic book titles for the comic book industry’s most anticipated annual event, Free Comic Book Day. FCBD happens each year on the first Saturday in May at participating comic book shops worldwide, with next year’s event taking place on May 5th, 2018.

The titles were curated by over twenty comic shop retailers who make up the FCBD Selection Committee and the comics feature something for everyone: from superheroes, to popular films and television shows, to beloved video game franchises, and all-ages favorites. The Gold Sponsor titles come from the industry’s top publishers, including:

  • DC Entertainment (TBA)
  • Marvel Comics (MARVEL AVENGERS/CAPTAIN AMERICA)
  • Dark Horse Comics (OVERWATCH/BLACK HAMMER)
  • IDW Publishing (TRANSFORMERS: UNICRON: THE DARKEST HOUR #0)
  • Image Comics (BARRIER #1)
  • Archie Comics (RIVERDALE)
  • BOOM! Studios (MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS SPECIAL)
  • First Second Books (COMICS FRIENDS FOREVER)
  • Joe Books (DISNEY PRINCESS: ARIEL SPOTLIGHT)
  • Oni Press (INVADER ZIM: FLOOPSY BLOOPS SHMOOPSY)
  • Titan Comics (DOCTOR WHO #0)
  • VIZ Media (POKÉMON: SUN AND MOON / POKÉMON: HORIZON).

“With 91 titles submitted from over 70 publishers, the FCBD Retailer Committee had to make some tough choices for this year’s Free Comic Book Day,” said FCBD spokesperson Dan Manser, “but we think retailers and fans alike will be thrilled with the sponsor titles chosen for 2018. Free Comic Book Day is the comics industry’s most important event—a day to celebrate comic books and comic shops, and to introduce family and friends to the comics medium we all know and love. It’s important that the titles reflect the varied interests of people coming into stores these days—and we believe there’s a comic book for everyone this Free Comic Book Day!”

The full line-up of this year’s comic books will be announced next week, when thirty-eight additional FCBD Silver titles will be announced on Tuesday, December 19th. A complete listing of all fifty FCBD titles, as well as two education titles about the industry, will also be found in the January issue of Diamond Comic Distributors’ PREVIEWS catalog, on sale at all comic book shops December 27th, 2017.

NC – FCBD: Acme Comics Signing

Acme Comics hosts several comic creators on Saturday May 6, 2017 to celebrate Free Comic Book Day!

  • Jacob Chabot
  • Mike Henderson
  • Stephen Green
  • Dan Dos Santos
  • Chris Giarrusso
  • Amanda Rachels
  • Gregg Schigiel
  • Brian Smith
  • Randall Trang
  • Warren Wucinich

As always, sketches and signatures are FREE, just like the official FCBD titles, but we encourage you to check out the procedures listed at AcmeComics.com!

Other on-site events will include photo opportunities with costumed heroes, face-painting provided my Munchie & Me, exclusive apparel and much, much more!

Acme Comics
2150 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro, NC 27408
336-574-2263

MD – FCBD: Cards Comics & Collectibles Signing

Press Release:

Free Comic Book Day 2017 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! Craig Rousseau, Todd Dezago, Steve Conley, and Rich Woodall will be all signing autographs at the store throughout the day. In addition, Cards, Comics & Collectibles is featuring a store-exclusive cover for DC’s FCBD SuperHero Girls issue!

Craig Rousseau has spent his career as an artist working on numerous noteworthy titles and runs. He has spent time on DC Comics’ Batman Beyond, Harley Quinn, and Impulse, Marvel’s Captain America & the Korvac Saga, Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane Season 2, and Iron Man & the Iron Wars, and he can be seen lately working on DC Comics’ Batman ’66, Image Comics’ Perhapanauts: Danger Down Under, and Dynamite Entertainment’s Pathfinder: Goblins!

Comics writer Todd Dezago has been a noteworthy contributor to Image, DC, and Marvel Comics. In addition to working on such titles as Sensational Spider-Man, Super Hero Squad, and Marvel Adventures at Marvel Comics and Impulse, Teen Titans, and Young Justice at DC Comics, Dezago’s creator-owned titles Tellos and Perhapanauts, both published through Image Comics, have garnered much attention and kudos.

Long-time friend of the show, Harvey and Eisner Award nominee, and guest since our inception in 2000 (!), artist and writer Steve Conley has contributed to numerous comic titles, both printed and online. His Astounding Space Thrills was self-published, published by Image Comics, and collected as a trade paperback by IDW. He has been featured in titles such as JLA-Z from DC Comics, Star Trek: Year Four from IDW, and Michael Chabon’s Amazing Adventures of the Escapist from Dark Horse Comics. His creator-owned Bloop, is available through his online store in print or soft copy editions, and you can read his webcomic, The Middle Age, on his website.

Rich Woodall, also an Artist Alley Comics contributor, is known for his creator-owned titles, Johnny Raygun, the Zombie Bomb! Comic Anthology, and Kyrra Alien Jungle Girl. He has also worked on Image Comics’ Savage Dragon, The Perhapanauts, and more recently worked on a variant cover for IDW’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

“Free Comic Book Day is a wonderful event,” said Marc Nathan, owner of Cards, Comics & Collectibles. “We get to see old friends, make new ones, and show people new to the hobby why comics is such a fantastic medium for storytelling.”

Besides giving away free comic books, the store will have free Baltimore Comic-Con t-shirts to give away (while supplies last!), and will offer 50% off modern back issue bins, trade paperbacks, hardcovers, and manga*.

Join us on Saturday, May 6, 2017 as events kick off at 10:00am with store signings and, of course, FREE COMICS!

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Cards Comics and Collectibles
100 A Chartley Drive, Reisterstown, MD 21136
410-526-7410

NH – FCBD: Merrymac Games & Comics Signing

Sean Gordon Murphy, Corin Howell, Andrew MacLean, Elias Chatzoudis, Chris Campana, Chris Uminga, and Chrissie Zullo sign at Merrymac Games & Comics on Saturday May 6, 2017 to celebrate Free Comic Book Day!

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Merrymac Games and Comics
550 DW Highway, Merrimack, NH 03054
(603) 420-8161

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