FREE COMIC BOOK DAY - - - 2012 EDITION 5/5/2012


Prior to my becoming a customer at Captain Blue Hen FREE COMIC BOOK DAY was just a day where I could pick up a few free comic books if I visited my local store on the first Saturday in May.

Since I started shopping at Captain Blue Hen FREE COMIC BOOK DAY is the one day that I absolutely did not want to miss being there - -  because they make an event of it.   If you need examples, just look over the schedule below (taken from their web site).

If you are reading this article and are within driving distance of Newark, Delaware - - I urge you to spend some time here this Saturday.  I know many of you are loyal to your regular comics source and I respect that.  I’m not asking you to cheat on them.  Why not stop there first and pick up your books, then head over to Captain Blue Hen to partake of the fun.

I’m planning to be there from open to close and I’ll be looking for you.


Posted By Dave on April 23, 2012

Saturday, May 5 Captain Blue Hen Comics throws a family-friendly party to celebrate comic book fun



Saturday, May 5, 2012

Events from 10AM to 5PM

Everyone gets a free comic just for showing up.

  • Show a library card for an extra free comic.
  • Dress in costume for an extra free comic.
  • Donate canned or dry food for an
  • extra free comic.
  • Additional donations accepted for additional free comics. Monetary donations to be determined–ALL donations to go to Newark Arts Alliance and a library or school to be determined.


Schedule for Artist Workshops at Newark Arts Alliance

12:00 to 12:30 Thom Zahler – Love and Capes

12:50 – 1:20 Ken & Buz – Living Corpse

1:30 – 2:10 Rich & Jamar – Roboy Red & Grosse Point Adventures

2:30 – 3:00 Dan Parent – Archie Comics

3:00 to 4:00 Zenescope Comics – World’s Most Dangerous Animals


Costumed Characters

Spider-Man, Darth Vader, Stormtroopers, Batman and MORE!!!

11:00 to 4:00


Dan ParentArchie Comics

Thom ZahlerLove and Capes

Neil VokesFlesh and Blood, The Wicked West

Buz HassonThe Living Corpse

Ken HaeserThe Living Corpse

Scott RobertsPatty Cake, Spongebob Comics

Jamar NicholasFist Stick Knife Gun (comic), Comic Book Diner Podcast

Rich FaeberRoboy Red (comic), Buzzboy (comic), Comic Book Diner Podcast

Zenescope – Various creators/artists (TBA)

Neil KingElvis Must Die, My Sister the Dinosaur

Sean BishopSmorgasbord Productions

Tom Lynch – webcomic ’30 Extra Lives’


Lion Dance between 12-1

Hung Gar Kung Fu Studio




Face Painting * Make a Mother’s Day Card * Food and Concessions * Mask Making

Thanks to Newark Art Alliance, Newark Development Group, Chick-Fil-A and our Market East Neighbors


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