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TRUNK OR TREAT event in Newark, DE on Oct 22
Family-Friendly Event on October 22
EDITOR'S NOTE: Here’s a different way to celebrate Halloween at a local comic book shop. Like Snickers bars and Super-Heroes. Hey, what could be better?
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!
Why are we doing something this? Because getting cool people together that care about their community and keeping kids safe is PRIORITY!
What do you have to do? First of all, SOME families go all out and make their trunks look RIDICULOUSLY AWESOME.Other families just want to help out and make kids happy, so they throw some pumpkins in and create low-budget trunk set ups. Both are fantastic ways to get involved. We'll park our cars, pop open the trunk and hand out candy.
There will be PRIZES for the families that have the coolest trunk decoration (but, again, you don't have to shoot for 1st place, it's awesome if you just come and throw something cool together), MOST CREATIVE costume (kids only), and COOLEST SUPER HERO costume (kids only). Not to mention a TON of candy for each kid... for real... you're going to have enough candy to last you until 2020.
THIS IS GOING TO BE AWESOME!
Trunk or Treat with Captain Blue Hen Comics and Superdojo of Elkton on Sunday, October 22ndfrom 2 to 4 pm in the parking lot of Captain Blue Hen Comics, 280 E Main Street, Newark, 19711. Prizes will be awarded for best costume and best trunk. If interested in setting up as a trunk station please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SANDMAN Vol. 1: PRELUDES & NOCTURNES TPB: Sandman Vol. 1 Writer: Neil Gaiman Artist: Sam Kieth, Mike Dringenberg
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I’m not going to dwell on the real world here (not my expertise), just share some high points of 2017 from the BC Refugees blog . . . . . .It was a busy year for BC Refugees, with 383 articles posted to the site in 2017. The big majority of those were news releases and special previews from various publishers, as detailed below. We don’t post every single press release received, just the ones I believe will be of interest to my readers. Of course, some publishers send me more content than others. Some send me nothing. These included:Valiant Entertainment (70 posts), IDW Publishing (69), Papercutz (11), Alterna (9), Comixology (7), Aazurn/Gary Scott Beatty (6), Amigo (5), ComixTribe (4), Tidal Wave (3), Pro Se Press (3), Sequart Org (3), Marvel (3), Aftershock (2), Devils Due (2), Tinto Press (1), Ramon Gil (1), Chapterhouse (1), Red Stylo Media (1), American Mythology (1), Starwarp Concepts (1), and Lotus Enterprises (1). I also covered several c…
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…