Where Will You Be On FCBD?
I will be exactly where I was one year ago on Free Comic Book Day - - at CAPTAIN BLUE HEN COMICS 280 E. Main Street, Newark, DELAWARE. From planning, promoting, to organization, the guest artists and writers, childrens activities, and their people-handling / traffic coordinating skills (they get a big crowd all day)they cover it thoroughly. I've never seen a store handle FCBD the way it's done here. So impressed was I that I'm coming back for more in 2010.
FREE COMIC BOOK DAY will be held at Captain Blue Hen this Saturday, May 1 from Noon until 5 p.m. Everyone attending gets a free comic, with over 25 titles to choose from. If you bring a library card and /or a canned food item to donate to the Newark Food Bank you can get another free comic for each.
Special Guest Artists include Rich Faber and John Gallagher (Buzzboy, Nascar Heroes, Roboy Red); Neil Vokes (Superman, Tarzan, Spider-Man); Scott Neely (Scooby-Doo, Cartoon Network); Jamar Nicholas (Radiskull & Devil Doll, Jamar Chronicles, Detective Boogaloo Hip-Hop Cop); and Buz Hasson & Ken Haeser (Living Corpse). Several of these artists will participate in How-To-Draw workshops from 12:15 until 3:15 p.m.
Several costumed characters will make the rounds to meet the kids (of all ages) from 12:30 until 3:30 p.m. All day the Newark Arts Alliance will have activities for children, including face painting and make-a-mask.
So, if you show up, flash your library card and bring a canned food item you can obtain 3 free comics for every member of your family/group that does this. Here is a list of the titles that Captain Blue Hen has ordered so you can make your choices now:
IRON MAN / THOR . . . ATOMIC ROBO AND FRIENDS . . . LOVE AND CAPES . . . WAR OF THE SUPERMEN . . . DOCTOR SOLAR/MAGNUS . . . STUFF OF LEGEND: MORTAL INSTRUMENTS PREVIEW . . . BONGO COMICS . . . G.I. JOE: A REAL AMERICAN HERO . . . IRREDEEMABLE . . .ARCHIE'S SUMMER SPLASH . . . DC KIDS MEGA-SAMPLER . . . SHREK & THE PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR . . . TOY STORY . . . SONIC THE HEDGEHOG . . . YOW! THE JOHN STANLEY LIBRARY . . . OWLY AND FRIENDS . . . IRON MAN / SUPERNOVA . . . FRACTURED FABLES . . . THE GREEN HORNET.