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Don't miss FCBD at CBH -- but get there early!
EDITOR’S NOTE: Of all the places I have attended Free Comic Book Day since it’s inception (coinciding with the very first SPIDER-MAN movie) — the folks at Captain Blue Hen know how to do it right and do it better than any other in my experience. Seems a little hypocritical for me to admit that I’m not going to be there this year - - but I have experienced the joy often enough that I defer my spot to others. The attendance is normally rock-concert worthy — so take my advice and get there early. Where will I be on FCBD? I’ve decided to lend my support to the new comic shop in Oxford, PA (can’t get any closer to my home than this!). It’s their first year at FCBD, so they are just getting a feel for it. I’ll be inside the store helping out so Deadpool can make an appearance. Go to CBH early and then drive to Oxford to visit The Maroon Hornet and say hello!
Free Comic Book Day at Captain Blue Hen
Free Comic Book Day is a free event on Saturday, May 6, 10am-3pm at Captain Blue Hen Comics, 280 E. Main St., Newark DE. Free parking at the New Ark United Church next door, at Kelway Plaza and across the street at Fulton Bank (after noon).
At Captain Blue Hen Comics on Free Comic Book Day you can get up to a total of three free comics by coming in costume, bringing a canned food donation or showing a library card. With the 40 fun titles to choose from the Free Comics is just the beginning of the fun.
· We have guest artists and writers on hand to sketch, sign and chat. · Fun, free workshops we'll be hosting in conjunction with the Newark Arts Alliance. · Get your picture taken with Darth Vader and Star Wars characters from the 501st Legion. · Meet Spider-Man, Batman and the Ghostbusters with Ecto-1. · Enjoy lunch with the Fantastic food trucks of Outlandish, Pizza Capo and Wandering Chef. Become your favorite character with face-painting and craft activities with the Newark Arts Alliance.
Why live with FOMO? If you are at Captain Blue Hen Comics FCBD you'll never miss out.
With the release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 CBH also has some special GOTG themed events, too! Get your face painted like DRAX, make STAR-LORD’S mask or have an artist draw you GROOT.
Stop on in to Captain Blue Hen Comics from 10am-3pm on May 6
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