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Harry Potter, Halloween & Aftershock Comics activities at Captain Blue Hen
Family-Friendly Event on October 22
EDITOR'S NOTE: Local Comic Store CAPTAIN BLUE HEN has become very active lately in hosting events. Here’s a quick sampler (courtesy of CBH) of what’s coming up . . . . . . .
NEW Harry Potter at Captain Blue Hen Comics
"Readers are invited on an enchanting journey through the Hogwarts curriculum, from Care of Magical Creatures and Herbology to Defense Against the Dark Arts, Astronomy, and more in this book uncovering thousands of years of magical history."
In the wizarding mood but you've read all of your Harry Potter books? Well you're in luck. Captain Blue Hen's got your back. Now you can learn about the inspiration behind J.K. Rowling's beloved series of Harry Potter books!
Joe, the Captain himself, previews and reviews the book in a video here on our Facebook page: "The book is more fun than I expected. You learn a lot about the evolution, inspiration and background of your favorite Potter characters and set pieces with sketches, notebook excerpts and more. Plus learn a little about the real history of magic from Astronomy to Bezoars, Palmistry to Divination."
We have copies in stock and ready to deliver. It's softcover (no hardcover edition is available) for $19.99. Don't forget schools and libraries get 20% off!
"Prepare to be amazed by artifacts released from the archives of the British Library, unseen sketches and manuscript pages from J.K. Rowling, and incredible illustrations from artist Jim Kay."
Trunk or Treat at Captain Blue Hen Comics
Captain Blue Hen Comics and Superdojo Martial Arts are TEAMING UP for an afternoon of fun as we Trunk or Treat and show off our costumes!
Trunk or Treat with Captain Blue Hen Comics and Superdojo of Elkton on Sunday, October 22nd from 2 to 4 pm in the parking lot of Captain Blue Hen Comics. Prizes will be awarded for best costume and best trunk. Bring the kids for family fun!
EXCLUSIVE CREATOR SIGNING!
What's the BIG DEAL?!? Did we also mention select statues and figures at drastically reduced prices?
SINK #3 (Comix Tribe, December 20, 2017 release date) “A Head Full Of Wasps”. Story by John Lees. Art and Colours by Alex Cormack. Letters by Shawn Lee. Logo by Tim Daniel. Sink #3 will make you see red. Blood red. It’s splashed all over the pages of this story, seeping into each and every panel, even before the violence begins. “A Head Full Of Wasps” speaks to the buzzing that occurs in so many brainpans in these troubled and violent times - - and the red that is visualized when some of us experience injustice, brutality, cruelty, or abuse and then seek retribution, revenge, and bloody justice. If only everyone could read this story, and then remember it whenever their cheeks flush with anger - - and think before they act. Yeah, I’m a pipe dreamer. I also just set out to write a review. Don’t know why I’m treating SINK #3 like this is a morality fable. Have you ever read a simple but well-written story that leads to your thinking outside the box about oth…
SANDMAN Vol. 1: PRELUDES & NOCTURNES TPB: Sandman Vol. 1 Writer: Neil Gaiman Artist: Sam Kieth, Mike Dringenberg
With Neil Gaiman revisiting the Sandman universe with his new mini, Sandman: Overture, this seemed like a good time to review his original masterpiece. In the first volume, the Sandman is captured by a rich occultist who endeavors to capture Death and make it do his bidding. Instead, he captures the Sandman whom he imprisons for 70 years. Eventually escaping, he learns that the symbols of his office have since been turned into powerful relics used by the mystical community. On a search for the symbols of his station from which he draws power, the Sandman must deal with Constantine, go through Hell itself, and stop a deranged inmate of Arkham who suddenly has power and the sick mind to put it to use. Neil Gaiman likely needs no introduction if you’re familiar with Sandman. It’s his best known work and one of the few graphic novels ever to make the New York Times Bestselle…
EDITOR’S NOTE: Aftershock Comics publisher and chief creative officer Joe Pruett will make a guest appearance at Captain Blue Hen Comics in Newark, DE this Friday 11/03. He’ll be signing copies of his own BLACK EYED KIDS (B.E.K.) comic and Aftershock books as well as meeting and talking with fans and interested customers. If you’re on the fence about whether or not you want to attend, read below to learn more information about Joe Pruett . . . . . . . . . . Joe Pruett, 51, is a graduate of the University of Georgia and a veteran of the comic book industry. He’s previously worked as an inker, letterer, writer, editor, and publisher at various companies. His most recent work is at Aftershock Comics where he serves as publisher and C.C.O. as well as writer of the popular horror series, BLACK-EYED KIDS. Tracing Pruett’s career path in the comics industry is like taking a tour of indie comics publishers of the late 80’s and early ’90’s. Pruett was hired in 1989 as an assistant to…