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.
Emerald Knights Comics hosts a massive DC Comics signing on Sunday October 21st at 1:00 PM.
Comic book contributors:
Joshua Fialkov (writer) – I, Vampire
Adam Glass (writer) – Suicide Squad
Kyle Higgins (writer) – Nightwing
J.T. Krul (writer) – Captain Atom, Batman Beyond Unlimited
Brian Buccellato (writer) – Flash
Alé Garza (artist) – Teen Titans
Mike Johnson (writer) – Supergirl
Lotita Ritmanis, Michael McCuistion, Kristopher Carter
They all worked on Batman: Animated, Teen Titans, Batman: Brave & the Bold, Young Justice, Superman: Animated and Justice League.
Frederik Weidmann – Green Lantern: Animated
Josh Keaton (Green Lantern: Animated, Young Justice, Batman: The Animated Series)
Emerald Knights Comics and Games
4116 W. Burbank Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505
Kyle Higgins, Joshua Fialkov, and Brian Buccellato sign at Beach Ball Comics on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 from 5:00pm until 7:00pm.
Beach Ball Comics
3024 W Ball Rd, Anaheim, CA 92804
Writers Brian Buccellato, Eric Wallace, and Joshua Fialkov sign on Sunday December 18th at 1PM!
This September, DC Entertainment made history by launching 52 #1 DC Comics issues starring the World’s Greatest Super-Heroes. To commemorate this milestone occasion, DC Entertainment will release DC COMICS: THE NEW 52, a massive hardcover (1,216 pages) collection that collects every single one of these debut issues. Hitting stores just in time for the holiday season.
Emerald Knights Comics and Games
4116 W. Burbank Blvd, Burbank, CA
Just added: Dan Didio, Brian Buccellato, and Adam Glass!
Golden Apple Comics
7018 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038
Whilce Portacio, Tomm Coker, Joshua Fialkov, Chris Moreno, Tony Fleecs, Tone Rodriguez, and Ray Friesen sign on May 7th.
CANOGA PARK, Calif., April 11, 2010 – Collector’s Paradise Comics & Gallery, San Fernando Valley’s Premiere pop culture store, is excited to announce this year’s big Celebration for FREE COMIC BOOK DAY, featuring some of the best talent in comics, charity fundraiser event, and many great giveaways for all attendees.
Collector’s Paradise has a long history of working closely with comic book industry creators. The store holds monthly events with artists and writers from all corners of the industry, and the full time gallery hosts art events and gallery shows. “Our goal is to be more than just a comic book store. There are many comic book stores in our city. We want to stand out, to become a Destination where one can interact with the people that produce the books.”, says Edward Greenberg, the owner of Collector’s Paradise. Comic book industry has been very supportive of Collector’s Paradise’ efforts in this endeavor, working with them to organize numerous events to promote their new releases and special projects.
This year Collector’s Paradise is presenting one of their best line-ups of comic book creators to date, including:
Whilce Portacio – Co-founder, Image Comics, Creator and Artist – Wetworks, Uncanny X-Men, Artifacts…
Joshua Fialkov – creator – Eisner-award nominated TUMOR graphic novel, Echoes, Elk’s Run
Tomm Coker – creator – Undying Love, artist on many Marvel titles including Daredevil NOIR, 5 Ronin
Tone Rodriguez - artist – Tyrese Gibson’s Mayhem!, Snake Plissken Chronicles, Radioactive Man
Tony Fleecs - creator/writer/artist – In My Lifetime, a critically-acclaimed autobiographical comic book
Chris Moreno - artist – Toy Story for BOOM! Studios, Paul Jenkins’ Sidekick from Image Comics.
Ray Friesen - kids graphic novel author – Pirate Penguin vs Ninja Chicken, Cupcakes of Doom…
In addition to the great creator line up, the event will feature the annual “Sketches for HERO Initiative” fundraiser, where all of the artists featured will do $10 sketches for the fans, with 100% of the proceeds directly going to HERO Initiative, a fantastic charity that helps comic book creators in need. Collector’s Paradise has been working with HERO for the last five years to make sure that those creators who need financial and medical help are taken care of.
Kids are a big focus of Collector’s Paradise’ effort on FCBD. The event will feature costumed characters for the kids to take photographs with, as well as several thousand kid-friendly comic books given away to all fans in attendance.
For the first time at our FCBD Event, a famous Korean / Latin fusion Food Truck, CALBI, will be parked at our event from 11am to 3pm, selling their delicious fusion tacos and burritos to event attendees.
The event will be held at Collector’s Paradise Comics & Cards from Noon to 7:00pm, with creator signings and character appearances from noon to 3:00pm.
Collector’s Paradise Comics & Gallery is located at 7131 Winnetka Ave, on the corner of Winnetka Ave and Sherman Way, in Canoga Park. For additional information, please contact Edward Greenberg, owner of Collector’s Paradise Comics & Gallery @ 818.999.9455 (business) or 818.326.2517 (cell), or at email@example.com