Mike Wellman, the psychic retailer I wrote about last week, had one of the biggest Free Comic Book Day events I had ever seen last year as he turned a local children's center into a mini-convention along with guests Stan Lee, Alan Tudyk and Brandon Easton. That brought a lot of attention to his Culver City location… but The Comic Bug is 2 stores… so this year he has decided to turn FCBD into a weekend with each store having big guests and exclusive comics.
The headline talent on Saturday, May 6th at the Manhattan Beach location is writer/creator Rick Remender and the store has teamed with Image Comics to bring an exclusive variant of Seven to Eternity for free. They will have an additional two dozen writers and creators on hand.
The next day, in Culver City on Sunday, May 7th, its Guardians of the Galaxy day with the new team of writer Gerry Duggan and artist Aaron Kuder appearing. The Comic Bug and Marvel Comics are producing a premium variant of All New Guardians of the Galaxy #1. There will be additional talent announcements in the coming weeks for Sunday's event as well.
Both events will have free refreshments, live entertainment, cosplayers, sketch artists, indie publishers, geek apparel vendors and specialty toy makers.
The Comic Bug is located at:
1807 Manhattan Beach Blvd.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
4267 Overland Ave.
Culver City, CA 90230