Friday, May 04, 2012

~ Legendary Superhero Creator Celebrates the ‘King of Rock n’ Roll’ With an Original
 Comic Book Story Given Away Free to Thousands as part of Free Comic Book Day~
NEW YORK, NY— May 4, 2012  – Liquid Comics announced today that it will release an original short story about Elvis Presley, written by comic book legend, Stan Lee, co-creator of some of the world’s leading superhero characters (Spider-Man, X-Men, Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Daredevil, Hulk, Thor, etc.).  
Commemorating the 35th anniversary in celebration of the life and legacy of Elvis Presley, the story by Lee was originally created as part of an exclusive hardcover, collector’s item anthology entitled, “Graphic Elvis” which is limited to only 2,500 copies worldwide and available through select online retailers and at 
Liquid Comics is now making Stan Lee’s, ‘Elvis’ story available to thousands of people for free as part of Free Comic Book Day, the industry’s biggest annual giveaway of free comic books across the country on May 5th. Artwork for the Stan Lee short story was created by acclaimed Indian artist, Jeevan J. Kang.
In addition to the physical book, an interactive digital and mobile app entitled, “Graphic Elvis: The Interactive Experience,” is also now available for $9.99 and features all of the content from the Graphic Elvis collectors book with bonus videos, animation and interactive features.
Stan Lee commented on his participation of the book by saying, "What a thrill it is for me to be included in a book celebrating the life of Elvis Presley. I remember the time I first saw him on TV, when he burst upon the music scene like a blazing comet. I remember his indescribably rich voice, his incredible sense of rhythm, his magnificent range-- from rock, to pop, to ballads and hymns. I remember the indescribably powerful impact he had on the youth of the nation-- and the world. How lucky we were to have seen and heard him, because there was only one Elvis Presley, whose songs and whose memory will live forever.”
Elvis shared the impact of comic books on his life in his famous acceptance speech for the 1971 Top Ten Outstanding Men of America award. “When I was a child ladies and gentlemen, I was a dreamer. I read comic books and I was the hero of the comic book…so every dream that I’ve dreamed has come true a hundred times,” he said.
Stan Lee was joined by some of the most acclaimed graphic novel creators in the industry to portray the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll in unprecedented visual styles. Graphic Elvis creators included, Jimmy Palmiotti, John Cassaday, Paul Gulacy, Ryan Kelly, Paul Pope, Greg Horn, Jeevan J. Kang, Mukesh Singh, Steve Rude, Saumin Patel, Tony Millionaire, Samit Basu, Gilbert Hernandez and many more.
Beyond the original illustrations, Graphic Elvis also features numerous hand-written notes and musings, never before seen by the public and written in the margins of various books owned by Elvis, making the hardcover collector’s book and the digital app a must have collectible for Elvis fans around the world.
“Elvis Presley transcended every entertainment medium he touched, from music to movies to concerts, and now to graphic novels,” stated Liquid Comics Co-Founder & CEO, Sharad Devarajan. “We are honored to work with some of the most acclaimed creators in graphic fiction to commemorate the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll on the 35th year anniversary of his death.”
To purchase the “Graphic Elvis Limited Hardcover Collectors Book” visit:
To download the “Graphic Elvis Interactive Experience” digital app visit:

May 4, MILWAUKIE, OR—In support of Free Comic Book Day, Dark Horse is pleased to announce signings on Saturday, May 5, in Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Portland!

Felicia Day (writer of The Guild), the cast of The Guild, and Andrew Chambliss (writer of Buffy) will be signing for Buffy/The Guild at Golden Apple Comics in Los Angeles from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.!

Zack Whedon (writer of Star Wars/Serenity) and Georges Jeanty (artist for Buffy) will be signing at Flying Colors Comics in Concord, CA, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.!

Steve Lieber (artist for Alabaster) will be signing throughout Portland, Oregon:
12 p.m. to 2 p.m.: Things From Another World Hollywood (also featuring Jonathan Case, artist for The Guild)
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.: Cosmic Monkey
4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.: Bridge City Comics

All events will have great Dark Horse giveaways: Buffy wristbands, lanyards, and Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi patches, in addition to Free Comic Book Day issues (while supplies last).
Free Comic Book Day is a single day—the first Saturday in May each year—when participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their stores.
Make sure to head to your local comic shop to pick up Dark Horse’s Free Comic Book Day 2012: Buffy/The Guild and Free Comic Book Day 2012: Star Wars/Serenity!

To find a comic shop near you, call 1-888-comicbook or visit
About Dark Horse
Founded in1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent such as Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Brian Wood, Gerard Way, Felicia Day, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends such as Will Eisner, Neal Adams, and Jim Steranko, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties such as The Mask, Ghost, Timecop, and SpyBoy. Its successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star Wars, Mass Effect, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, Emily the Strange, Tim Burton’s Tragic Toys for Girls and Boys, Serenity, and Domo. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading publishers of both creator-owned content and licensed comics material.

May 1st, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA – BOOM! Studios is proud to announce HIGHER EARTH #1 has gone to a second print seven days before its release on May 9th!

HIGHER EARTH #1 second print features white-hot creator/writer Sam Humphries (ULTIMATE COMICS: ULTIMATES, OUR LOVE IS REAL) with Francesco Biagini (ELRIC: THE BALANCE LOST) on the art. HIGHER EARTH #1 second print is now available from Diamond Comic Distributors. This new ongoing series, a science fiction epic of infinite possibilities, debuts with a full first issue for only $1!

Comic book fans should keep in mind first printings of HIGHER EARTH #1 may still be found at a comic shop nearest you. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use to find one!

Created and written by Humphries, HIGHER EARTH is his sci-fi follow up to last year's indie sensation OUR LOVE IS REAL. "Space is dead. Why conquer other planets when there's a perfectly good Earth in the universe next door? Heidi, a girl born in garbage. Rex, a soldier gone rogue. The only thing between them and their destiny is an empire of a hundred different Earths, across a hundred alternate timelines. One majestic planet dominates them all: Higher Earth."

HIGHER EARTH #1 second print ships with a must-have all-new cover by Zach Howard and a Diamond order code of MAR128272.

About BOOM! Studios
Founded by Ross Richie, 2009 and 2010's “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios ( generates a constellation of Eisner and Harvey Award-winning, bestselling comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent, including Mark Waid’s IRREDEEMABLE, new HELLRAISER comics written by Clive Barker, PLANET OF THE APES, 28 DAYS LATER, and Philip K. Dick’s DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?. BOOM!’s all ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ PEANUTS, Roger Langridge’s SNARKED, and Scholastic’s WORDGIRL. BOOM!’s lit comix-focused imprint, BOOM! Town, recently won the Eisner Award for its first book, Shannon Wheeler’s I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER.


MAY 4, MILWAUKIE, OR—Dark Horse Comics is joining in on the May the Fourth madness with a very exclusive limited offer to their digital comics readers.
Get blasted into a galaxy far, far away with this amazing May the Fourth Be with You MegaBundle!
May you pay a fourth of the regular listed price for these digital comics? Why, yes! This is the MegaBundle you’re looking for, but only here for a limited time, it is.
This collection places 3,600 pages of Star Wars goodness right at your fingertips, including some of our most popular Star Wars series, such as Knights of the Old RepublicBlood TiesStar Wars TalesRebellion, and Dark Times, as well as some of our newest series, such as Dawn of the JediAgent of the Empire, and Crimson Empire III.
Star Wars fans can also check out a free, exclusive preview of Darth Maul: Death Sentence #1 on Dark Horse Digital!
And for May 4th only, Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet and NOOK Color™ will have Star Wars: The Old Republic Volume 1 available for $4.99 in the NOOK Comics™ store.
Dark Horse Digital is available through all modern web browsers and as an app in both the Android and iTunes stores. 
The May the Fourth Be With You Sale ends Sunday at midnight.   Stop by Dark Horse Digital and get all the Star Wars comics you could want and more! 
About Dark Horse Digital
Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics has grown to become the third-largest comics publisher in the United States and is acclaimed internationally for the quality and diversity of its line. In 2011, the company that revolutionized the comic industry proudly presented its groundbreaking digital-publishing program, Dark Horse Digital.
Dark Horse Digital offers its most popular titles at an unprecedented value, while providing the highest-quality reading experience possible. Single-issue comics are priced as low as just $0.99, and there is also an extensive list of free introductory #1 issues. Additionally, DH Digital’s “bundles” group together story arcs spanning multiple issues into affordable packages, allowing readers to get all the issues that comprise a complete narrative, starting at just $3.99 and up. And through cloud-based technology, Digital Store purchases can be read and enjoyed on your laptop, desktop, mobile browser, and Dark Horse Bookshelf app, available now on iTunes.
To get started, simply log on to or download the app to create an account, and begin building your collection today.

Latest Digital Update For The First-Half Of May Also Features The Launch Of HIGH SCHOOL DEBUT, MISTRESS FORTUNE,

Manga publisher VIZ Media encourages fans across North America to visit and the VIZ MANGA App for the Apple iPad®, iPhone® and iPod® touch every Monday throughout the first-half of May to take advantage of a special 40% off discount on select Volume 1 digital titles (Reg. MSRP: $4.99, Sale Price: $2.99). Five different opening volumes from various manga series will be offered each week, from the hit debuts of BLEACH and BAKUMAN, to the non-stop action of DRAGON BALL Z and psychological tension of DEATH NOTE, to the romance of BLACK BIRD and DENGEKI DAISY.

Discount Manga Titles for May 7th Include:
BAKUMAN Vol. 1 · Rated ‘T’ for Teens
DEATH NOTE Vol. 1 · Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens
DRAGON BALL Z Vol. 1 · Rated ‘A’ for All Ages
ROSARIO + VAMPIRE II Vol. 1 · Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens
TORIKO Vol. 1 · Rated ‘T’ for Teens

Discount Manga Titles for May 14th Include:
ABSOLUTE BOYFRIEND Vol. 1 · Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens
ARATA: THE LEGEND Vol. 1 · Rated ‘T’ for Teens
BLACK BIRD Vol. 1 · Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens
DENGEKI DAISY Vol. 1 · Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens
HYDE & CLOSER Vol. 1 · Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens

VIZ Media also delivers a substantial digital manga update during the first-half of May with the announcement of the launch of 4 new series. The new series include the romantic shojo fun of MISTRESS FORTUNE, HIGH SCHOOL DEBUT, and SEIHO BOYS HIGH SCHOOL, as well as the zany sci-fi comedy action of EXCEL SAGA.

The VIZ MANGA APP is available for free through the iTunes Store and all manga volumes are generally available for purchase and download in the U.S. and Canada within the application for $4.99 (U.S. / CAN) per volume. More than 55 series and 500+ volumes are currently available for download.

MISTRESS FORTUNE · by Arina Tanemura · Rated ‘T’ for Teens ·
Available May 7th
Fourteen-year-old Kisaki Tachibana has psychic powers. She works for PSI, a secret government agency that fights aliens. She's in love with her partner Giniro, but PSI won't allow operatives to get involved. Just when Kisaki thinks she may be getting closer to Giniro, she finds out she's going to be transferred to California!

HIGH SCHOOL DEBUT Vol. 1 · by Kazune Kawahara · Rated ‘T’ for Teens ·
Available May 14th
Hapless Haruna needs help finding a boyfriend! After failing to win the eye of any guy in high school, Haruna enlists the help of cute upperclassman Yoh to coach her on how to make herself more appealing to the male species. Yoh agrees, with one catch: Haruna had better not fall for him!

SEIHO BOYS HIGH SCHOOL Vol. 1 · by Kaeneyoshi Izumi ·
Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens · Available May 14th
Remote, lonely and surrounded by the ocean – this isn't Alcatraz we're talking about – it's Seiho Boys' High School, where the student body is rife with sexually frustrated hunks! How can these young men get girlfriends when they're stuck in the middle of nowhere? These are the stories of the students of Seiho High and the trouble they get into as they awkwardly pursue all girls who cross their paths.

EXCEL SAGA Vol. 1 · by Rikdo Koshi ·  Rated ‘T’ for Teens ·
Available May 14th
Question: What happens when you try to act like an anime character in real life? Answer: EXCEL SAGA. Two groups of neighbors in an apartment building lead secret lives. One thinks they're trying to take over the city of Fukuoka. The other thinks they're trying to defend it. Only their bosses, would-be conqueror Lord Il Palazzo and obsessed bureaucrat Dr. Kabapu, know the truth behind this increasingly dangerous private game. Too bad neither lets their underlings in on it!

VIZ Media’s multiple digital manga platforms allow for universal access to read manga from an iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and now, on for desktop/laptop PC-enabled computers as well as Android-powered devices with built-in web browsers. The free VIZ Manga App is the top application for reading manga and features a rapidly growing library of the most popular manga series in the world. For more information, please visit or
Star Wars fans celebrate their favorite saga year-round, but May the 4th is a special day for everyone to feel the power of the Force. In honor of this holiday that fans have created, a galaxy of special events and can’t-miss deals awaits to help commemorate this year’s “Star Wars Day.” Visit as May the 4th approaches for a list of specials.

eCards at
Keep in touch with family and friends with the newly launched eCards, featuring imagery from the saga as well as brand new art. If you’ve got something to say, say it with Star Wars. This inaugural set of cards includes an assortment specially made for May the 4th. Short of a hologram delivered by an astromech droid, they’re the perfect Star Wars greeting.
Pit Droids App
The popular “Pit Droids” app game for iOS devices. This entire weekend (May 4, 2012 - May 6, 2012), Pit Droids is available for FREE!
Celebration VI is Coming
May the 4th is where the fun begins. The biggest party in the galaxy, though, is this August 23-26th, 2012 at Star Wars Celebration VI! The ultimate Star Wars fan event returns to Orlando, Florida with so much to see and do. Get the latest updates – and many new announcements on May the 4th.

The Clone Wars Season 4 Marathon
Season 5 is still months away, but you can relive all the action, drama, and twists of Season 4 of Star Wars: The Clone Wars on All 22 episodes will be available for viewing for a limited time, letting you catch up on episodes you might have missed, or revisit your favorite moments. Dive into the underwater action on Mon Cala, face the frontlines on shadowy world of Umbara, go undercover with Obi-Wan amid hardened criminals, and witness the shocking return of Darth Maul!  And, yes, to make the wait for Season 5 even harder, you will get a first glimpse at what’s to come....

Special May the 4th Deals and Events
A number of vendors will be getting in on the May the 4th fun, whether online or at physical store locations. Hot Topic, Williams-Sonoma and Pottery Barn are offering deep discounts on Star Wars goods that day. And that’s just the start! Visit for a full list of activities and sales.

Thursday, May 03, 2012

MIND THE GAP #1 and EPIC KILL #1 get second printings

Image Comics has announced that its two May 2 debut issues, MIND THE GAP #1 and EPIC KILL #1 have sold out at the distributor level. Both issues will return immediately to press and second printings will be in stores on May 23.

MIND THE GAP, a new series by Jim McCann (Return of the Dapper Men), Rodin Esquejo (MORNING GLORIES), and Sonia Oback, tells the story of Elle Petersen, a young woman attacked and left for dead on a subway platform. In a coma, Elle finds that her consciousness can travel both within the "real" world and another realm called "The Garden." Without a body or memories of her life, Elle must piece together the mystery — who tried to kill her, and why?

"The entire Mind the Gap team is so thankful for the support and love the fans and retailers have given us!" said McCann. "Word is spreading, and we're thrilled that more people will be able to dive into the mystery of Mind the Gap!"

The first issue, which is a double-sized 48 pages for $2.99, was hotly anticipated and received wide acclaim upon its release:

"With terrific art and a story that grabs you by both ears and pulls your face in, MIND THE GAP is a smart mystery thriller that turns tospy on a dime without losing the reader or talking down to him/her either."
    - Ain't It Cool News

"MIND THE GAP is rich with potential for strange, sophisticated mystery."
    - iFanboy

"MIND THE GAP is a breath of fresh air in terms of new comics. It's this kind of variety that continues to make reading stacks of comics each week fun and exciting."
    -Comic Vine

EPIC KILL by Raffaele Ienco also features a young woman with amnesia as the protagonist, but in a very different kind of story from MIND THE GAP. Song was trained since childhood to be a ruthless assassin, but she doesn't know why. She only knows that she has to use her skills to evade the men sent to kill her by an unknown enemy. The truth about Song's identity will unfold over the course of the series' five-issue run, in which, Ienco promises, "Every kill we be epic!"

"Epic Kill #1 was released today and blam! it’s already time to do a second print!?  What!?" said an almost-disbelieving Ienco. "Retailers have tweeted the book is a hot item and reviews have been awesome; fans dig it - all of which I am very grateful! I would love to give the world more Epic Kill!"

EPIC KILL #1 has already delivered as promised, with reviewers ready for  more:

"Aside from the brilliant storytelling, the art that Ienco provides for the book is a real beauty to behold."
    -Nfamous Gamers

"On all fronts this book looks to be another success for Ienco.... The epic kills are worthy of the big screen."
    -Word of the Nerd

The second printings of MIND THE GAP #1 (MAR128267) and EPIC KILL #1 (MAR128258) are available for order from Diamond Comics now.

Due to a traffic accident involving one of Diamond's trucks, some retailers in the Eastern United States will not have copies of MIND THE GAP #1 available for sale until May 9. Those retailers will receive the first printing of the issue to fulfill their orders, but will not be able to place re-orders for the first printing.

Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit

An exploration of art and identity in THE RED DIARY/THE RE[A]D DIARY

Steven T. Seagle (of MAN OF ACTION studios) and Eisner Award-winning painter Teddy Kristiansen have worked on comics projects together since 1995. Their work together runs the gamut from literary autobiography to genre fiction with such iconic works as it's a bird... and House of Secrets. But their flip-book graphic novel THE RED DIARY/THE RE[A]D DIARY, coming from Image Comics in June, may be their most innovative collaboration yet.

Teddy Kristiansen's original graphic novel The Red Diary was first published in Europe as Le Carnet Rouge. The moody painted interiors immediately captured Seagle's attention.

"The images of war were arresting and the sequences set in the world of fine art contrasted them so starkly that I couldn't get it out of my mind," said Seagle. "I immediately wanted to bring the book to American readers as soon as I saw it."

There was a problem, though: The Red Diary was published only in French and Danish, two languages that Seagle does not speak.

"It started to dawn on me that even though I was taken with Teddy's book, I had no idea what it was about! Just a story I'd started to make up in my head about what I assumed was happening in his pictures," said Seagle. "Eventually, I got Teddy to let me write my version of what I thought was going on before working with him on the translation of what was actually going on."

So, as he awaited Kristiansen's English translation, Seagle wrote — with Kristiansen's blessing — a new script for the existing art.

The result is THE RED DIARY/THE RE[A]D DIARY, two graphic novels in one: Kristiansen's original story translated into English for the first time — a tale of a Vermeer painting with questionable provenance and a diary that reveals its secrets; and Seagle's "remix" of The Red Diary's art into a story of an infantryman's war transgressions and how a stolen identity saved two lives. The two versions are arranged as a flip-book with two front covers.

Seagle addsed, "It's amazing that one set of images could support two totally different tales. Because despite my best forensic efforts, our two stories turned out nothing alike!"

THE RED DIARY/THE RE[A]D DIARY is a 144-page hardcover full-cover graphic novel for $29.99. It is available for pre-order from the April issue of Previews (APR120427). Its ISBN is 978-1-60706-560-9. It will be in stores on June 13.

Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit


Wednesday, May 02, 2012


Free Comic Book Day Invades the Valley this Saturday
Comic book enthusiasts take over local comic book shops in this year's worldwide event.

Phoenix – This Saturday May 5, 2012 is Free Comic Book Day. Free Comic Book Day is a one-day event that occurs on the first Saturday in May each year where participating comic book shops both nationally and worldwide (willingly) give out FREE comic books. The event started in 2002 and this Saturday will be the 11th straight year that it will be held.

The Phoenix metro area is excited to have several local comic book shops participating in this great and fun event. And because we are Phoenix Comicon and our annual event is right around the corner, there are 10 local shops that will be giving away 2012 Phoenix Comicon booklets and even better, will be holding a drawing for a pair of full-event memberships! The 10 shops, their special guests, great individual events and hours are:

Pop Culture Paradise
707 S. Forest Ave. Suite A, Tempe
Noon to 3pm
Special guests include:
Author Craig W. Chenery (Blood Splatter: A Guide to Cinematic Zombie Violence, Gore and Special Effects)
Graphic artist Anabel Martinez
Alfred Trujillo (Cover artist for Zenescope, Big Dog Ink; Creator of Project: Shadows)
Tribe Comics
Michael Kessler and Terence Brown II from Bleating Goat Comics
Cara Nicole (AZ Powergirl)
Cooper Bolton (Artist and Creator of independent comic books)

All About Books and Comics
5060 North Central Avenue, Phoenix
10am to 6pm
Events throughout the day include:
Thousands of Free Comics
Free Refreshments
Autograph signing by DC Batman Beyond Writer Adam Beechen and DC Writer/Artist Dustin Nguyen from 11:30am  to 1:30pm and 2:30am  to 4:30pm
Free Superhero Face Painting 1 pm to 4 pm
Free Balloon Twisting 1pm to 4 pm
Discounts with donations to Hospice of the Valley

Jesse James Comics
10620 North 43rd Ave, Phoenix
12:01am to Sunday night at midnight
Guests: Brian Pulido 1.30pm to 3.30pm and Raven Gregory 11am to 5pm
10 free comics

Samurai Comics
1051 East Camelback Road, Phoenix
10am to 8pm

Samurai Comics
1120 S. Country Club Drive #107, Mesa
10am to 8pm

Samurai Comics
10720 W. Indian School Rd. #61, Phoenix
10am to 7pm

Ash Avenue Comics
810 S. Ash Avenue, Tempe
10am to 8pm

Gotham City Comics
46 West Main Street, Mesa
10:30am to 11:00pm
Special day events include:
Free Giveaways
Local Talent
Music, Games, Coffee & more!

Hot Ace Comics
10839 East Apache Trail, Apache Junction
9am to 7pm

Fantasy Comics
2595 North 1st Avenue, Tucson
Open at 10am
1 free copy per person

Phoenix Comicon Director of Advertising, Jillian Squires sums up Free Comic Book Day best when she says, “I am super excited for this Saturday!” She continues with, “There are a lot of great (comic book) shops participating this year and it's going to be a great day for all comic book enthusiasts across the Valley.”

So, come on out this Saturday and get yourself, as well as your family and friends a new comic book or two while having a fun time and supporting some great local businesses. See you there. For more information, check out the event's website,