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FREE COMIC BOOK DAY: Creator appearances & exclusive FCBD issue

Posted on May 1, 2014 by Ron Richards

This weekend, legions of comic fans will descend on comic book stores nationwide to join in the celebration of comic books with the annual FREE COMIC BOOK DAY! Exclusive releases combined with the opportunity to meet some of your favorite creators makes for a fun-filled day at the comic book store for fans of all ages. To aid you in your Free Comic Book Day planning, we've put together this handy guide to Image Comics on Free Comic Book Day!

Exclusive Free Comic Book Day Release: RISE OF THE MAGI #0

Make sure you get to your local comic book store early to get your copy of the exclusive release of RISE OF THE MAGI #0. This free issue kicks off the new series written by Image Comics partner Marc Silvestri, with art by newcomer Sumeyye Kesgin. RISE OF THE MAGI will amaze readers with a new fantasy adventure story of a world at risk, becuase the world we don’t see—the one that makes ours possible—is on the brink of destruction. It's the clash of the world of magic and the mundane, and the stakes have never been higher. Check out this preview of RISE OF THE MAGI #0, and be sure to keep an eye out for RISE OF THE MAGI #1, coming later this month!

Image Comics Creator Appearances

As you head out to Free Comic Book Day, we gathered up the below list of stores that will be hosting Image Comics creators for appearances. Check out the list and see if there's an appearance near you!

CALIFORNIA

Alameda Sports Cards and Comics
1515 Webster St.
Alameda, CA 94501

Creators appearing: Nick Dragotta (EAST OF WEST), Justin Greenwood (THE FUSE), appearing from 3 pm - 4:30 p.m.

More Info: Facebook Event


Blastoff! Comics
5118 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91601

Creator appearing: Megan Levens (MADAME FRANKENSTEIN)

More Info: Facebook Event


Collector's Paradise, Pasadena
319 S. Arroyo Parkway #4
Pasadena, CA 91105

Creator appearing: Sina Grace (BURN THE ORPHANAGE, NOT MY BAG, L'IL DEPRESSED BOY)

More Info: Collector's Paradise Website


Flying Colors Comics
2980 Treat Blvd
Concord, CA 94518

Creator appearing: Jimmie Robinson (FIVE WEAPONS, BOMB QUEEN), appearing from 3 - 5 p.m.
Free blank sketchbooks with cover art by Jimmie Robinson 

More Info: Flying Colors Comics Website - Facebook Event
 

Superheroes in Training
945 West Valley Parkway, Suite D
Escondido, California 92025

Creators appearing: Jim Zub (SKULLKICKERS), Larime Taylor (A VOICE IN THE DARK)

More Info: Facebook Event
 

MARYLAND

Collectors Corner
7911 Harford Rd
Baltimore MD 21234

Creators appearing: Leila Del Duca (SHUTTER), Joe Keatinge (SHUTTER, GLORY), appearing from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

CC Bel Air Outpost
17 North Main St. 
Bel Air, MD 21014

Creators appearing: Tyler Jenkins (PETER PANZERFAUST), appearing from 12 - 7 p.m.; Leila Del Duca (SHUTTER), Joe Keatinge (SHUTTER, GLORY), appearing from 4 - 7 p.m.

More Info: Collectors Corner Website - Facebook Event - Facebook Event


Third Eye Comics
2027-A West St.
Annapolis, MD 21401

Creators appearing: Jason Aaron (SOUTHERN BASTARDS), Paul Pope (MONSTERS & TITANS, ONE TRICK RIPOFF), Frank Barbiere (FIVE GHOSTS), Joe Harris (GREAT PACIFIC)

More Info: Third Eye Comics Website - Facebook Event


Phoenix Rising Games & Comics
327B Civic Avenue
Salisbury, MD 21804

Creator appearing: Joe Eisma (MORNING GLORIES)

More Info: Facebook Event
 

MICHIGAN

Clem's Comics & Games
216 S Washington Sq #B
Lansing, MI 48933

Creator appearing: Jason Howard (TREES, SUPER DINOSAUR)
 

NEW YORK

Escape Pod Comics
302 Main Street
Huntington Village, NY
NOTE: Free Comic Book Day is being held on SUNDAY, May 4th

Creators appearing: Amy Reeder & Brandon Montclare (ROCKET GIRL) appearing from 6 - 9 p.m.

More Info: Facebook Event
 

NEW JERSEY

Level Up Entertainment
4403 Blackhorse Pike
Hamilton Mall - Space 1129
Mays Landing, NJ 08330

Creators appearing: Ron Marz (WITCHBLADE), Bryan J.L. Glass (MICE TEMPLAR)

More Info: Level Up Entertainment Website - Facebook Event
 

NORTH CAROLINA

Acme Comics
2150 Lawndale Dr.
Greensboro, NC 27408

Creator appearing: Chris Giarusso (G-MAN)

More Info: Acme Comics Website - Facebook Event
 

Heroes Aren't Hard To Find
1957 E. 7th St.
Charlotte, NC 28204

Creator appearing: Jason Latour (SOUTHERN BASTARDS) appearing from 1 - 5 p.m.

More Info: Facebook Event
 

OREGON

Things From Another World
4390 SW Lloyd Ave.
Beaverton, OR 97005

Creator appearing: Joshua Williamson (GHOSTED, NAILBITER)

More Info: Facebook Event 

Things From Another World
2916 NE Broadway
Portland, OR 97232

Creators appearing: Greg Rucka (LAZARUS) appearing from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; Jim Valentino (Image Comics co-founder/Shadowline Publisher) appearing from 12 - 2 p.m.; Chris Roberson (SOVEREIGN) appearing from 2 - 4 p.m.

More Info: Facebook Event

Things From Another World
10977 SE Main St
Milwaukie, OR 97222

Creators appearing: Michael Avon Oeming (MICE TEMPLAR) from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

More Info: Facebook Event
 

PENNSLYVANIA

New Wave Comics
4039 Skippack Pike
Skippack, PA

Creator appearing: Marc Lombardi (Shadowline) from 11 am - 5 p.m.
 

TEXAS

Zeus Comics & Collectibles
1334 Inwood Rd
Dallas, Texas 75247

Creators appearing: Mike Norton (REVIVAL), Jamie S. Rich & Joëlle Jones (MADAME FRANKENSTEIN)

More Info: Facebook Event

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