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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
TALES FROM THE CRYPT #2 FEATURES TWO STORIES FROM LEGENDARY COMICS ARTIST BERNIE WRIGHTSON “LOST CLASSICS” FROM LATE CREATOR APPEAR IN COLOR FOR THE FIRST TIMEfrom the official press release . . . . . . .NEW YORK - (March 21, 2017) - The entire comics industry was saddened to learn of the passing of legendary comics artist Bernie Wrightson this past weekend. Wrightson’s name was synonymous with the best the horror comics genre had to offer and he often spoke of the lasting influence EC comics titles such as the original TALES FROM THE CRYPT and VAULT OF HORROR had on his work.So, it seems only appropriate that two of Wrightson’s stories are included in Super Genius’ new revival of the TALES FROM THE CRYPT series.Issue #2 (in comic shops this Wednesday) features two “lost classics” from Wrightson, “Stake Out” and “Feed It!”, both appearing in color for the first time. The two stories had originally appeared in black and white in other publications but when CRYPT editor Jim Salicrup rem…
It was a cold night, but it didn’t stop the faithful from spending some time on the main drag in Oxford PA for the monthly First Friday celebration. This month, the theme was Super-Heroes and employees (and sometimes customers) at several establishments went along with the theme and dressed appropriately. (We had our Batman tee shirt underneath our sweater but spared the innocent, only flashing it to friends.) It was the perfect theme for the recently opened MAROON HORNET COMICS shop at 45 South Third Street in Oxford. Owner Randy Grace employed the mercenary-for-money Deadpool as a store greeter, and local writer Greg Cox was in attendance, signing his new book. The store is fully stocked now, and has an impressive assortment of comics, games, posters, and related toys and accessories. Randy and Lori Grace are very friendly and happy to be able to provide a comics outlet in Oxford for local pop culture fans.Greg Cox is a best-selling author, who’s earned a deserved rep…
From the American Mythology press release . . .[Baltimore, Maryland] – One of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ greatest fictional realms is set to make its comic book return in a way that is sure to thrill fans of the fantasy author’s classic works. Pellucidar returns to comics this summer with a new chapter to this timeless classic that explores the idea of a world buried deep within our own. Sometimes the greatest mysteries are the ones within. Under special license from Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., the denizens of Pellucidar, the danger-filled world at the Earth’s core, will find their new home at American Mythology Productions in 2017. The all-new adventures will be written by AM’s “The Land That Time Forgot” author Mike Wolfer, and readers will first be introduced to Pellucidar in the pages of the next “TLTTF” mini-series, “Terror from the Earth’s Core,” a special cross-over event that pits the two legendary worlds head-to-head in one incredible, science fiction action/adventure. T…