Free Comic Book Day Is Today! Rejoice! Rejoice!

I'll be in London this morning for Free Comic Book Day. Orbital, Gosh!, Forbidden Planet, Comicana… the first non-staff) person who comes up to me and says "I think Chase Variant was better than Watchmen" gets a free Medium-sized Bleeding Cool T-shirt.

Pulp Nouveau of Canandaigua have this amazing Free Comic Book Day ad (and Stephen Lindsay doing a signing)

While Acme Comics of Greensboro, North Carolina have some fun clips too.

And the Kevin Smith voiced ad I wrote is getting coverage all over the place.

Anyway, here are all the comics you might like to check out… the Gold titles that should be available everywhere and are all-ages friendly.


Archie's Summer Splash! #1


Doctor Solar/Magnus


Fractured Fables


G.I. Joe #155 ½


Iron Man/Thor


Mouse Guard/Fraggle Rock


Shrek & The Penguins


The John Stanley Library


Toy Story


War of the Supermen #0

The Silver level comics that will be available in bigger stores. Watch that Radical Comics issue though retailers, that's definitely not for kids.


Sonic: The Hedgehog


Worlds of Aspen


Fearless Dawn


S.E. Hinton / Fame


Bongo: Free-For-All


Irredeemable #1


DC Kids Mega-Sampler


Del Rey Showcase


Green Hornet #1




The Overstreet Guide


Library of American Comics #0


Artifacts: First Look


Love and Capes #13


Iron Man: Supernova


The Tick #1


Oni Press Free-For-All!


The Sixth Gun #1


Radical: Bigger Books!


Atomic Robo


Freedom Formula: Speed Metal


The Stuff of Legend/Mortal Instruments Preview


Owly And Friends

3 Darths Comics And Collectibles hosts a Comic Book and Sci-fi Weekend in the Harvey Centre in Harlow Essex, with appearances from Warwick Davis, Tim Rose, Garrick Hagon, Rusty Goffe, Spencer Wilding, Tim Rose, Mike Edmonds, Nick Briggs, David C Hill, Ben Cook, Jim Wilkins and Robin Barnard.

Chris Claremont will be appearing in Salt Lake City, courtesy of Night Flight Comics & Mimi Cruz, to give a pair of talks (one during the afternoon for kids, the other at night for adults) in conjunction with the Salt Lake Library's recognition/celebration of Anne Frank.

And Chiller Drive-In of Detroit get Wolf Man to promote the local stores…

Oh and let's do a cut and paste from the main site for Free Comic Book Day events...



Hero Comics
DC Comics Scooby-Doo cover artist Vince Deporter will be sketching and signing from 10-4. Comic Characters appearing all day for photos.

Huge sale!!! Great deals!!! FREE COMICS!!

Hero Comics
3415 W. Thunderbird # 1
Phoenix, AZ 85053
602-843-6320 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              602-843-6320      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
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Samurai Comics
Join us for the official Grand Opening of the new Samurai Comics Superstore on Saturday, May 1st during Free Comic Book Day!

We will be partnering with the studio to promote the new Iron Man 2 movie! We'll have plenty of movie related giveaways, and an on the spot, Create Your Own Iron Man Costume Contest!

KTVK Channel 3 TV will be at the store on Saturday May 1st from 6 am until 10 am for our Iron Man Costume Contest.

Come to the store between those hours dressed as Iron Man (or make your own costume onsite) and you could win some awesome prizes, including VIP seats to the Exclusive Screening of Iron Man 2, an Iron Man poster signed by Stan Lee, or other cool prizes!

Plus, the AZ 501st Dune Sea Garrison will be there in costume from 10:30 am until 2:30 pm — don't miss your chance to get your picture taken with a Star Wars character!

We will also have a number of great comic creators signing autographs and doing sketches throughout the day:

  • Artist Dave Beatty (Brightest Day, Titans)
  • Writer Jeff Mariotte (Garrison, Fade to Black)
  • Artist Mike Debalfo (Grimm Fairy Tales)
  • Writer/Artist Eric Mengel (Ocho, Blind Mice)
  • Writer/Artist Tosh Delaney (Fate, Major Crush Hazard)

Plus SpazDog Press makes their Free Comic Comic Day debut with the entire creative writing and art team for their three books, Old Man Clem, Sonic Youth and Shadow Wolf.

Samurai Comics Superstore
1051 E. Camelback Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85014
602-265-8886 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              602-265-8886      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
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Charlie's Comic Books
The first Saturday in May is the annual Free Comic Book Day. Everyone who comes by Charlie's Comic Books may pick FOUR (4) free comic books each. There will be a large selection to choose from, the largest selection in the Southwest. There will also be many comic book creators on hand to debut their latest works and some of the artists will offer free sketches.

The wonderful folks from Evil Robo who publish 'Ash-Tray' comics will be here: Eric Schock, Taylor & Brittany Garrity and Zip Howard. The first trade paperback collecting all of the adventures of the Bald Avenger is now available at and they will have a limited edition ash can available featuring a preview of the next issue that will debut at the Tucson Comic Con.

Jon Chihak of Anti-Hero Press will attend with an ashcan of the soon to be released 'Fuzzy Face' graphic novel co-written by Venus O'Necro as well as past issues of the 'Youth in Asia' series. Jon will also have three different prints for sale and all sales of these will benefit Emerge.

Ernest Romero will attend with issues of his 'Breed' series as well as preview material of the comic he is illustrating for the Girl Scouts of America. That project features material written by Henry Barajas, who will also be on hand for autographs (but don't ask him for a sketch; he can't draw).

A newcomer to the field of comic creators, local author Roger Penrose, artist Kim Colman and post production man Marcus Lee will unveil 'Millions of Screaming Yahoos' volume one of six, a 52-page comic.

Watch for updates; there are a couple more guests expected but not yet confirmed.

The event will be held all day, from 10:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M at:

Charlie's Comic Books
5445 E. 22nd Street, Suite #115
Tucson, AZ 85711
520 320 0279 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              520 320 0279      end_of_the_skype_highlighting



Autobot City Comics
Autobot City Comics we will have creator & artist Dusty Higgins (Pinocchio: Vampire Slayer) from 12 PM – 2 PM.

Autobot City Comics
111 South Main St.
Benton, AR 72015
501-778-4440 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              501-778-4440      end_of_the_skype_highlighting


Arkham Comics
Arkham Comics we will have creator & artist Kelly Williams (CO-OP, Jungle Planet, Fat Ninja Kitty) from 10 AM – 12 PM. He will be signing autographs and doing sketches throughout the day.

Arkham Comics
514 W. Main Street
Blytheville, AR 72315
(Phone) 870-776-1021 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              870-776-1021      end_of_the_skype_highlighting



Beach Ball Comics
Beach Ball Comics will be hosting penciller Nelson Blake II and inker Sal Regla, the art team behind Top Cow's new series, The Magdalena, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.

At 1:00 pm, writer/creator Tom Hutchinson takes over to introduce comic fans to his new indie book, Penny For Your Soul, a Magdalena story of a different sort. It's a sexy, fast paced and intrigue-filled book about Heaven and Hell, Angels and Devils, Las Vegas and Utah (yeah you read that right, Utah.)

All top bin back issues will be $1 each ALL DAY! We'll be holding raffles throughout the day, including the main event, a Star Wars Premium Format Scout Trooper & Speeder Bike valued at $800, courtesy of our friends at Sideshow Collectibles!

NEW customers will be able to pick up the first issue of the Marvel Mega Event, Siege plus an opportunity to return and get a copy of the upcoming Avengers #1, both written by Brian Michael Bendis, absolutely FREE!

Beach Ball Comics
3024 W Ball Rd
Anaheim, CA 92804
714-826-6127 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              714-826-6127      end_of_the_skype_highlighting


Paladins Game Castle
We will have Creator/Writer Paskael Tyiska and Letterer Randeep Grewal of Committed Comics' new graphic novel The Unforgivable available for signings of posters or books.

We are offering during Free Comic Book day 50% off back issues, specials on graphic novels, $1.00 comics, drawings, giveaways, food and drinks and lots of FREE Comics.

We will also be having HeroClix Demos and tournaments during the day! Be sure to get your limited edition Marvel Heroclix: War Machine Figure offered with FREE comic book day! while supplies last

If you purchase $10.00 or more during Free Comic Book Day you will be entered into a drawing for a set of the new Watchmen Heroclix to be released in July. This set – which has a retail value of $99.99 – features deluxe, display-quality packaging, and 25 highly detailed, 3-D miniatures, including Dr. Manhattan, Rorschach, Nite Owl, and Silk Spectre.

Paladins Game Castle
6300 White Lane Suite B
Bakersfield, CA 93309
661-836-8304 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              661-836-8304      end_of_the_skype_highlighting


Metropolis Comics
On May 1st, Archie Comics creator Batton Lash will be at…

Metropolis Comics
16509 Bellflower Boulevard
Bellflower, CA 90706
11:00 to 3:00

Canoga Park

Collector's Paradise
Creator Appearances and HERO Initiative "Sketches for HERO" event at Collector's Paradise. HERO Initiative will be on hand to tell customers about the organization, and to oversee the "Sketches for HERO" program.

Creators appearing:

Marc Silvestri (1-3pm) – Founder – Image Comics, Creator – Cyberforce, Witchblade, Darkness, Hunter Killer.

Marv Wolfman (12-3pm) – creator – Teen Titans, Blade, Bullseye, Tim Drake, Black Cat, Nightwing, Deathstroke, Anti-Monitor and many more…

Michael Broussard (12-3pm) – artist –  Darkness, FCBD 2010 Artifacts comic book, ARTIFACTS event Bill Morrison – co-creator – Bongo Comics, artist – Simpsons Comics

Joe Benitez (12-3pm) – artist – Teen Titans, Soulfire, Weapon Zero, Magdalena, Wraithborne

Peter Steigerwald (12-3pm) – colorist, artist – Soulfire, Fathom

Ray Friesen (12-3pm) – kids graphic novel author – Another Dirt Sandwich, Cupcakes of Doom

Rick Loverd (12-3pm) – writer – Milo Ventimiglia Presents Berserker

Big Sale all day long – details at the store, biggest sale of the year

Spider-Man in costume

– An amazing Balloon Artist will make balloon creations for kids

Collector's Paradise
7131 Winnetka Ave.
Canoga Park, CA 91306
818-999-9455 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              818-999-9455      end_of_the_skype_highlighting


Comic Madness
Eric Shanower (Wonderful Wizard/Marvelous Land of Oz; Age of Bronze)
will be appearing at Comic Madness from 1 PM to 4 PM on Saturday, May 1 for Free Comic Book Day.

Comic Madness
12345 Mountain Ave., Suite J
Chino, CA. 91710
phone 909-590-5949 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              909-590-5949      end_of_the_skype_highlighting


Flying Colors Comics + Other Cool Stuff
Erik Larsen, Image Comics Publisher and Savage Dragon creator/writer/artist

Free Comic Book Day 2010

Saturday May 1 from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Flying Colors Comics + Other Cool Stuff
2980 Treat Blvd
Concord CA 94518

Free Comics!

Joe Field, Founder of Free Comic Book Day at 925-825-5410 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              925-825-5410      end_of_the_skype_highlighting or

Manhattan Beach

The Comic Bug
The Comic Bug is participating in Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 1st. In addition to handing out thousands of comic books, this year, the Manhattan Beach store is hosting creators from every major L.A. based publisher.

Among the participating creators and publishers are:  BOOM! STUDIOS' Michael Alan Nelson (Dingo, Hexed, 28 Days Later), ARCHAIA'S Jeff Stokely (Fraggle Rock), TOP COW'S Rob Levin (Broken Trinity, Witchblade, Darkness) and Rahsan Ekedal (The Crazies, The Cleaners, Warhammer 40,000), Ninth Circle's Rafael Navarro (Sonambulo, The Batman, Marvel Super Hero Squad), Marvel and DC's Scott Koblish (Marvel Adventures: Iron Man, Final Crisis Legion of Super-Heroes), Bongo's Phil Ortiz (The Simpsons), and Aspen Comics' Vince Hernandez (Dellec, Soulfire, Fathom), David Wohl (Executive Assistant Iris, Witchblade and many more) and Peter Steigerwald (Soulfire, NBC's Heroes and many more).

Free Comic Book Day will be held at The Comic Bug on Saturday, May 1st from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  However, many of the artists and writers will be taking shifts throughout the day. Check The Comic Bug's website for a particular creator's schedule. For more information about The Comic Bug, go to  For more information on Free Comic Book Day, visit

The Comic Bug
1807 Manhattan Beach Blvd.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

(310) 372-6704 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (310) 372-6704      end_of_the_skype_highlighting


Bonanza Books & Comics
Bonanza Books & Comics will be celebrating FCBD10 with comic artists Ethen Beavers and Patrick Barr. Ethen is known for his work on the Dark Horse books, Indiana Jones Adventures and Star Wars Clone Wars Adventures. Pat Barr is known for his striking paintings, which can be seen all over town.  Both artist will be signing from 10:00am to 2:00 pm.

Star Wars heroes and villains will also be appearing at Bonanza Books & Comics, courtesy of the 501st Legion Central California Garrison. Darth Vader, Boba Fett, Storm Troopers, Clone Troopers and Jedi Knights will be available from 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon.

Bonanza Books & Comics
2308 McHenry Avenue
Modesto, CA  95350
209-529-0415 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              209-529-0415      end_of_the_skype_highlighting


Earth-2 Comics – Northridge
On May 1st, Earth-2 Comics – Northridge will host several comics creators for Free Comic Book Day 2010.

Signing will be:

Mark Waid (Writer: Amazing Spider-Man, Irredeemable) 10 am – Noon
JT Krul (Writer: Green Arrow, Justice League, Blackest Night Titans) 11 am – 1 pm
Chris Yost (Writer: Red Robin, X-Men, X-Force) Noon – 2 pm
Filip Sablik (Publisher/Artist: Top Cow) Noon – 2 pm

Earth-2 Comics – Northridge
8967 Reseda Blvd.
Northridge, CA 91324
(818) 993-7804 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (818) 993-7804      end_of_the_skype_highlighting


Comic Odyssey
12 PM – 2 PM
Attention True Believers!!! The legendary, Stan "The Man" Lee, creator of practically the entire Marvel Universe, including Spiderman, Iron Man, The Fantastic Four, and the X-Men, will be appearing at Comic Odyssey on Free Comic Book Day 2010, May 1st, from 12PM – 2PM. Autographs will be limited to the allotted time, so first come first served. From now until April 29th, spend $25 and receive a raffle ticket that qualifies you for a free Stan Lee autograph! Please call the store if you need additional information.

3 PM – 5 PM
Also appearing on Free Comic Book Day at Comic Odyssey, Artist Extraordinaire, Philip Tan. Philip is one of the hottest young artists whose list of credits include Batman and Robin, Green Lantern, The Outsiders, Spawn, X-men, and more!!! Philip will be signing from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

All back issues in our bins, regardless of tagged price – only $1 EACH!!!
25% off on graphic novels, new comics, action figures, posters, statues, and more!!!
Door Buster Special – First 20 people (with purchase), will receive a Wolverine Worst Day Ever HC for FREE!!!

Comic Odyssey
319 South Arroyo Parkway #3
Pasadena, CA 91105
626-577-6696 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              626-577-6696      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
We will be open at 8:00 AM

Rancho Cucamonga

4 Color Fantasies
Events run from 11AM to 4PM


  • MARK WAID – BOOM! Studios Editor.  Creator of Irredeemable, Incorruptible.  Writer of Kingdom Come, Superman: Birthright, The Flash, Spider-Man and Many others. Courtesy of BOOM! Studios (1pm-4pm)
  • WHILCE PORTACIO – Co Founder of Image Comic. Artist on Punisher, X-Factor, Hulk, Image United, X-Men (11am-3pm)
  • PHILIP TAN – Artist on DC's Outsiders, Green Lantern, Batman & Robin.  Cover artist for Spawn, Uncanny X-Men (11am-2pm)
  • THOMAS ZAHLER – Creator & Artist of LOVE & CAPES
  • DWAYNE MCDUFFIE – Writer for TV & Comics including Static Shock, Justice League Unlimited, Justice League; Crisis on Two Worlds
  • ADAM BEECHEN – Writer for TV & Comics including The Batman, Teen Titans Go!.  Current project Batman Beyond 6 part mini series
  • NORM RAPMUND – Artist for Booster Gold and various DC Comics
  • DANNY MIKI – Comic inker extraordinaire!! Projects include Ultimate Comics Avengers, Incredible Hulk
  • ALLEN MARTINEZ – New Avengers, Iron Man Legacies
  • AMY WOLFRAM – Teen Titans Year One, Cartoon Network's Ben-10
  • TC CARSON – Voice of Kratos from God of War and Mace Windu in Star Wars Clone Wars
  • JOHN NARCOMEY – High Tower Comics and Draw Hard Studios
  • AJ HERRERA – Forbidden Panel and Zombie Kill Squad
  • JUSTIN WHITE – Forbidden Panel and Zombie Kill Squad
  • JULIAN AGUILERA – Marvel and Zenoscope Comics
  • DANI DIXON – Tumble Creek Press "13" the Comic
  • BRANDI AUSET – Author

501st Legion with Stormtroopers, Darth Vader Droids, Boba Fett, Batman, Superman, Robin, Flash, Raven, KICK ASS, Scorpion and many others.  Free EMAIL PICTURES.

Coloring Contest open for ages 3 and up!!!

Charity Raffle for Hero Initiative

Free FOOD for all


4 Color Fantasies
7172 Archibald Ave
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91701
909-563-8751 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              909-563-8751      end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Santa Cruz

Atlantis Fantasyworld
This year for FCBD Atlantis Fantasyworld welcomes Sergio Aragones, who will be signing a limited edition print of the design he created for Free Comic Book Day 2010!

Atlantis Fantasyworld
1020 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 426-0158 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (831) 426-0158      end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Sherman Oaks

Earth-2 Comics – Sherman Oaks
On May 1st, Earth-2 Comics – Sherman Oaks will host costumed characters from 11 am – 3 pm. Also, several comics creators will be on hand to meet fans and newcomers.

Signing will be:

Sterling Gates (Writer: Supergirl, War of the Superman) 11 am – 3 pm
Sean "Cheeks" Galloway (Animation artist: Spider-Man Animated) Noon – 2 pm
Ryan Benjamin (Artist: Batman Beyond, Detective Comics) Noon – 2 pm
Ryan Odagawa (Artist: Heroes, Iron Man) Noon – 2 pm
Todd Harris (Artist: Prodigal Egg of First Light) 11 am – 2 pm

Earth-2 Comics – Sherman Oaks
15017 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks CA 91403
818-386-9590 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              818-386-9590      end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Universal City

Things From Another World – Universal CityWalk
Things From Another World – Universal CityWalk
1000 Universal Center Dr.
Citywalk #179
Universal City, CA 91608
(818) 622-8464 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (818) 622-8464      end_of_the_skype_highlighting

10 AM – 12 PM:
Come say "Hi!" to artist Drew Johnson (Wonder Woman, Fantastic Four, Star Wars: Infinities).

12 PM – 3 PM:
Writer Marc Andreyko (Dark Horse Comics' upcoming Predators series, Streets of Gotham, Manhunter) will appear at our Universal CityWalk location!

3 PM – 5 PM:
We are extremely pleased to announce the addition of the great Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo) to our FCBD signings!

Van Nuys

Galaxy of Comics
Join Galaxy of Comics for Free Comic Book Day 2010! We're open 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM and will be featuring our famous FCBD Sale, Signings, Snacks, a Kick-Ass Raffle and free comics galore!

Comic super-stars:
J.T. Krul (Justice League: Rise of Arsenal)
Joe Benitez (Green Hornet: Kato)
Dan Panosian (X-Factor Forever)

We are also partnered with The Hero Initiative and will be fundraising for that amazing organization.

Help us fight illiteracy with comics!

Galaxy of Comics
17306 Saticoy St.
Van Nuys, CA 91406
(818) 578-8559 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (818) 578-8559      end_of_the_skype_highlighting



Time Warp Comics And Games
On May 1st, Time Warp Comics and Games will be featuring:

  • Mike Baron (Badger, Nexus)
  • John Porcelino (Map of My Heart, King-Cat Comics)
  • Dan Crosier (Distortions Unlimited, Thoth Engine Productions)
  • Scorpio Steele (The Adventures of Mr. Tompkins)
  • Mike Geiger
  • Tom Rasch

Time Warp Comics and Games
3105 28th Street
Boulder, CO 80301
303 443-4500 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              303 443-4500      end_of_the_skype_highlighting



Richie's Comic Cabana
On FCBD10, Richie's Comic Cabana will host the following artist signings:

• Chris Gugliotti (Texas Chainsaw Massacre-Raising Cain, Trick R Treat)
Rob Lansley ( Hard Way Studio's -Supremacy and Suicide Note).

Both artists will be in-store from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Richie's Comic Cabana
96 Store Avenue
Waterbury CT 06705



Captain Blue Hen Comics & Entertainment
At Captain Blue Hen on Free Comic Book Day 2010, from noon to 5:00 PM:

Everyone gets a FREE COMIC!

Bring your library card and/or canned food item for an EXTRA FREE comic!

Plus, Kid's Activities with the Newark Arts Alliance!

And, How-to-Draw workshops with the artists!

Special Guest Artists:

Rich Faber and John Gallagher (Buzzboy, NASCAR Heroes, Roboy Red)

Neil Vokes (Superman, Tarzan, Spider-Man)

Scott Neely (Scooby-Doo, Cartoon Network)

Jamar Nicholas (Radiskull & Devil Doll, Jamar Chronicles, Detective Boogaloo Hip-Hop Cop)

Buz Hasson & Ken Haeser (Living Corpse)

Appearances by super-heroes and characters from a faraway galaxy!

Captain Blue Hen Comics & Entertainment
280 E. Main Street, Suite 101
Newark, DE 19711
Phone: (302) 737-3434 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (302) 737-3434      end_of_the_skype_highlighting



Read More Comics
Read More Comics welcomes Justin Peterson, whose artwork will put an Independent spin on any mainstream character, and Josh Smeaton, who will be signing his new book "Haunted". If you dig classic fun ghost stories in the vein of Scooby Doo and The Goonies, this one is for you.

We will also be offering 50% off all back issues. 25% off Graphic Novels, Dollar Comics, Food, Drink, Music and of course all the Free Comic Books you can handle!

Read More Comics
115 E Brandon Blvd A
Brandon, FL 33511
813.655.7838 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              813.655.7838      end_of_the_skype_highlighting


Action Games & Comics
Action Games & Comics will be celebrating FCBD10 with creator and comic book artist Jim Fern, most known for his work on DC Comics/Vertigo's Fables and Jack of Fables. Jim will be signing from 1 PM to 4 PM. The store will also be having sales all day, plus special appearances by Nightwing, Red Robin, and Spider-Man.

50% off all hard cover books
25% off all graphic novels
20% off all statues
15% off all action figures

New Comics, Buy 2 Get 1 Free – Back Issues, Buy 2 Get 2 Free! And, of course, plenty of FREE FCBD comics!

Action Games & Comics
782 West Montrose Street
Clermont, FL. 34711
(352) 242-9755 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (352) 242-9755      end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Heroes Landing
Free Comic Book Day 2010 guests include:

9 AM – 12PM.Christian Slade, artist and creator of the KORGI series,

2 PM: Fred Van Lente: writer for Incredible Hercules, Iron Man Legacy, X-Men Noir, Amazing Spider-Man, Marvel Zombies, Cowboys and Aliens)

We have superhero appearances scheduled throughout the day as well as the Orlando Ghostbusters and Stormtroopers 501st Legion.

12348 Roper Blvd.
Clermont, FL 34711
352-242- XMEN (9636)


Acme Superstore
The store is open from 10am to 8pm on Saturday, May 1st.

Christian Slade– Creator and Artist on KORGI, from Top Shelf- signing from 1pm to 5pm
Derrick Fish– Creator and Artist on THE WELLKEEPER- signing and sketching from 10am to 5pm

25% Off all back issues
50 cent comics on the sidewalk
$1 manga
1/2 Priced Sale TP's
Face Painting for the kids

Acme Superstore
905 E. SR 434 #100
Longwood, FL. 32750
407-331-0433 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              407-331-0433      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
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Oakland Park

Zaldiva Comics
Timely/Marvel legend Allen Bellman will be signing on May 1st at Zaldiva Comics.

Zaldiva Comics
331 E. Commercial Blvd.
Oakland Park, FL 33334
954-938-4133 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              954-938-4133      end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Port Richey

Yancy Street Comics
Appearing at Yancy Street Comics will be Jimmy Palmiotti, Aaron Lopresti, Brandon Peterson, Paul Pelletier, Wil Quintana, Morry Hollowell, Tim Townsend, Jim Cheung and the gang from Fierce Comics.

Yancy Street Comics will also be having our Annual Spring Cleaning Sale! All store items will be discounted for the weekend!

  • Back Issues 50% Off!
  • Action Figures Buy One Get One Free!
  • Graphic Novels Buy One Get One Free!
  • Tee Shirts $10.00 Each!
  • Statues & Busts 25% Off!

Festivities Start at 10 am!

Yancy Street Comics
9409 US 19 in Gulfview Square Mall
Port Richey, FL 34668
727-817-0888 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              727-817-0888      end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Port St. Lucie

Collector's Comics
Marvel artist John Beatty (Punisher, Captain America, Secret Wars & much more) has been confirmed to appear at Collector's Comics. Free Sketch with any purchase of $25.00 or more! Open @ 10:00 AM.

Collector's Comics
901 E Prima Vista Blvd.
Port St. Lucie, Fl 34952
772-878-9229 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              772-878-9229      end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Saratoga Springs

Comic Depot
On May 1st, Comic Depot will host at their recently added, second location artist Matthew Dow Smith ( IDW's Doctor Who). Matthew has drawn comics for every major American comic book publisher, with work appearing in Hellboy, Starman, and Astronauts in Trouble. Recent projects include Supernatural: Origins and Mirror's Edge, both for DC's WildStorm imprint.

Also appearing will be a local comic company Strong Arm Labs. We will be rounding out the event with a 1960's Batmobile replica and costumed super-heroes.

Comic Depot
Wilton Mall
3065 Route 50
Saratoga Springs, FL 12866
518-581-2363 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              518-581-2363      end_of_the_skype_highlighting

West Melbourne

Famous Faces & Funnies
Free Comic Book Day! Saturday May 1st, 2010 from 11 AM to 9 PM!

10 Free Comics Per Person!

Comic Creators Signing and Sketching all day!

Karl Moline – Buffy, Willow, Emma Frost, X-Factor, Rebels Annual, Nation X
Tony Bedard – Green Lantern Corps, Rebels, Great Ten, Birds of Prey, Negation, Exiles
Jeff Christiansen – Head Writer of Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe
Nelson Ortega – Sonic The Hedgehog, Spectacular Spider-Man, Silver Sable, Night Thrasher

Bring your cameras to take pictures with Thor, Green Lantern, Yellow Lantern Scarecrow, Scarlet Spider, Riddler, Poison Ivy & more!

Gift Cards & Prizes given away all day!  Our best sales ever!

Special Deals for Free Comic Book Day:

75% Off Back Issues in Bins!
25% Off all Graphic Novels, Hardcovers and Digests!
25% Off all Toys, Statues, Shirts, Cards, Heroclix, Supplies, Posters & Merchandise!
33% Off all comics on the shelf over 2 months old!
25% Off all Famous Faces Gift Cards!
All 50¢ comics are only $20 per long box!

Famous Faces & Funnies
3000 W New Haven Avenue
West Melbourne, FL 32904
321-259-3575 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              321-259-3575      end_of_the_skype_highlighting



Galactic Quest
Join Galactic Quest as it welcomes Samantha Newark, who is best known as the beloved voice of Jem and Jerrica of the smash cartoon series and pop culture phenomenon, Jem and The Holograms.

10 AM – Saturday morning cartoons with Sass Parilla the singing gorilla.

Galaxy Man makes his debut appearance. Everyone is invited to show up in your favorite superhero costumes.

11am – 4pm – Comic artist showcase! Artists are invited to set up and share portfolios with the public.

A night of comic & 80's music!
6-7 PM Jared Hamilton
7-8 PM Andy Womack.
8-9 PM Very special guest Samantha Newark performs.
9 PM – 11 PM Radio Cult

Galactic Quest
481 West Pike St.
Lawrenceville, GA 30045
(770) 339-3001 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (770) 339-3001      end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Stone Mountain

The Dragon's Horde
Join us for Free Comic Book Day Events from Noon-4pm.

Robert Jeffrey II, author of "Daddy's Little Girl", a short story featured in Terminus Media's "Terminus Tales Presents #1: Platypus Vs. Monkey", ( will be available to sign copies of his work, and will offer insight into the comic writing process.

HeroClix Tournament- 2pm
"The Brave and The Bold" 300 point sealed event.

Yu-Gi-Oh Event- 1pm
The Shining Darkness Sneak Peek Event

The Dragon's Horde
5615 Memorial Dr. Suite E.
Stone Mountain, GA. 30083
404-298-1188 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              404-298-1188      end_of_the_skype_highlighting



Challengers Comics + Conversation
Scheduled Creator Appearances: Mike Norton (Billy Batson and the Magic of SHAZAM, DC Kids Mega-Sampler), Katie Cook (Star Wars, Fraggle Rock), and Wednesday Heroes (Super-Hero themed band creating 'Sonic Sketches').

Challengers Comics + Conversation
1845 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL  60647
773-278-0155 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              773-278-0155      end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Comic Vault
Free Comic Book Day is this Saturday! This will be Comic Vault's fourth FCBD and each year is gets bigger and bigger! Thank you for making this event so successful. On top of all the free books we have some great prizes for this weekend as well. Who wants free Iron Man 2 tickets?

Saturday, May 1, 2010 is Free Comic Book Day!
11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Gift Bags for the first 50 customers!
FCBD exclusive War Machine HeroClix included!

Free comics and everything else is 25% off!
(New Comics, trades, toys, statues and more!)

FCBD 2010 will be a festival like no other; free comics books, local creators, prizes (trivia) and a few surprises.

Free Comic Book Day roster!
11am – 1pm
Tom Stillwell – Toy Boy Special
Michael Moreci – Quarantine
Brian J. Crowley – Hamster Rage

1pm – 3pm
Jim Terry – Lie Down Low
Michael Gallinari – Under Red Sky
Zoran Gvojic & Mystery Afoot crew

3pm – 5pm
Jeff Balke – Sketch Colorings
Mike Czerniawski & Nik Jajic "The Big Bad Book"
Matt Kubinski – Marauders

5pm – 7pm
Dave Losso
Nino Mesarina –  Unbelievable Laundry Detergent Man

7pm – 10pm
Movie Night and Social hour "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?"

Comic Vault
1530 West Montrose
Chicago IL 60613
773.728.2001 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              773.728.2001      end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Dark Tower Comics
Dark Tower Comics will have Skottie Young (Wonderful Wizard of OZ, New X-Men) and Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash, Exiles) for in-store signing on Free Comic Book Day between 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.  Also, appearing LIVE in-store will be Skeletor from Masters of the Universe!

Dark Tower Comics
"Best Comic Book Store" Chicago Magazine, August 2008
4835 N Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
773.733.4026 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              773.733.4026      end_of_the_skype_highlighting

DarkTower Comics
We have Skottie Young (Wonderful Wizard of OZ, New X-Men) and Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash, Exiles) signing between 1-4pm.  Also have (Live) Skeletor from Masters of the Universe in store

"Best Comic Book Store" Chicago Magazine, August 2008

DarkTower Comics
4835 N Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
773.733.4026 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              773.733.4026      end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Graham Crackers Comics (Loop)
Graham Crackers Comics is proud to host Mouse Guard creator/artist David Petersen. David will be signing the brand new Mouse Guard FCBD book. The ideal title for fans of books like Bone, Mouse Guard is an all ages adventure comic starting it's third storyline, taking place in spring (previous adventures were Fall & Winter).

Located in the heart of the Chicago Loop, Graham Crackers Comics is Illinois' largest & greatest comic chain with it's Loop location directly across from Millennium Park on Michigan & Madison.

Mouse Guard creator David Peterson
Saturday, May 1
11 am – 3 pm

Graham Crackers Comics (Loop)
77 E. Madison
Chicago, IL.  60602
(312) 629-1810 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (312) 629-1810      end_of_the_skype_highlighting

The Comic Vault
Here is all the information on The Comic Vault's Free Comic Book Day plans for the day. Thank you for your help!

11am – 1pm
Tom Stillwell – Toy Boy Special
Michael Moreci – Quarantine
Brian J. Crowley – Hamster Rage

1pm – 3pm
Jim Terry – Lie Down Low
Michael Gallinari – Under Red Sky
Zoran Gvojic & Mystery Afoot crew

3pm – 5pm
Jeff Balke – Sketch Colorings
Mike Czerniawski & Nikola Jajic – "The Big Bad Book"
Matt Kubinski – Marauders

5pm – 7pm
Dave Losso
Nino Mesarina –  Unbelievable Laundry Detergent Man

7pm – 10pm
Movie Night and Social Hour

The Comic Vault
1530 West Montrose
Chicago, IL 60613
773.728.2001 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              773.728.2001      end_of_the_skype_highlighting

"The Comic Vault is more than a store, it is a community."

Vigilante Press
On May 1st, Vigilante Press has the following artists signing at the shop for Free Comic Book Day 2010.

Andrew Mitchell Kudelka
Alan Close
Don Wood
John Ashton Golden
Mat Festa
Pat Doran

Vigilante Press
1931 W. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622
(312) 423-6774 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (312) 423-6774      end_of_the_skype_highlighting


Hometown Comics
Artist and writer Jeff Weigel will be at Hometown Comics to sign copies of the New York Times bestseller "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Zombies," as well as his "Atomic Ace" series of books.

Everyone who attends is guaranteed free comics! Doors open Saturday May 1st at 10am. First 50 people in line get a $5 coupon to spend in the store, plus some fun extras, SO GET HERE EARLY!!!!

Win a 2009 Scooter valued at $3200! Habitat For Humanity representative will here to sell raffle tickets @ $10 each for the Scooter! No more than 500 tickets will be sold!

Hometown Comics
110 E. Vandalia
Edwardsville, IL 62025
618-655-0707 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              618-655-0707      end_of_the_skype_highlighting


Amazing Fantasy Books and Comics
11 AM – 2 PM

Andrew Pepoy – Andrew is the Eisner-winning and Hugo-nominated artist from Fables, Jack of Fables and The Simpsons. Andrew will be on hand to sign and sketch (time permitting) for fans.  Andrew's work is also featured in the FCBD 2010 Bongo Comics Free for All comic that will be available for FREE on FCBD. (Supplies limited).

Bill Reinhold –
Bill is a long-time comic artist, inking many of the major characters for both Marvel and DC including Earth X, Punisher, Daredevil, Spider-Man, Hulk, Batman, Green Arrow and most recently Wolverine:Origins for Marvel. Bill will be on hand to sign and sketch (time permitting) for fans. Bill's work is also featured in the FCBD 2010 Doctor Solar/Magnus Robot Fighter flip comic from Dark Horse that will be available for FREE on FCBD. (Supplies limited).

Amazing Fantasy Books and Comics
20523 S. La Grange Rd.
Frankfort IL 60423
815-469-5092 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              815-469-5092      end_of_the_skype_highlighting


Have Fun Collectibles
Special guest artists Cory Hamscher, Mike McMahon, and Bill Douglas at Have Fun Collectibles for Free Comic Book Day. Also, live music, raffle prizes, game demos, local radio personalities, and a costume contest.

Have Fun Collectibles
4327 Avenue of the Cities
Moline, IL 61265
309-762-2474 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              309-762-2474      end_of_the_skype_highlighting



Alter Ego Comics
Alter Ego Comics will be hosting Marjorie Liu (writer of Dark Wolverine, Black Widow, NYX) and Sean McKeever (writer of Teen Titans, Young Allies, Siege Young Avengers, Ravenger, Nomad).

Alter Ego Comics
422 E. McGalliard
Muncie, IN 47303
765-282-5297 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              765-282-5297      end_of_the_skype_highlighting


Iowa City

Daydreams Comics
From noon – 7 PM on May 1st, Daydreams Comics will be hosting the following creators for FCBD:

Writer/Artist Phil Hester (Darkness, Anchor, Green Arrow, Ant-Man)
Penciller/Inker Jesse Delperdang (JSA, X-Men Origins Cyclops, Batman)

Store opens at 10 AM.

Daydreams Comics
21 S. Dubuque St.
Iowa City, IA 52240
319-354-6632 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              319-354-6632      end_of_the_skype_highlighting


Overland Park

Pop Culture Comix
1) –  Podcast by YouTube's Geekvolution: Capt. Logan & Vince will do a remote broadcast featuring guests, creators and comic reviews

2) –  From Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments: See how all those cool super-hero ornaments are created. Free give-away collectible, full-size Hallmark figures. Hosted by Hallmark Production Development Manager Kurt Gaulke & Hallmark Editorial Strategist Kevin Dilmore

3) Cameron Cooke – Bluewater Productions Comic Book Writer

4) Mike Sullivan – Virtual Infinity Comics Owner/Creator

5) Bill Hook – Cartoonist, Illustrator & Graphic Designer

6) Various Star Wars costumed characters from the 501st

Pop Culture Comix
9337 W 87th Street
Overland Park, KS 66212
913-341-0040 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              913-341-0040      end_of_the_skype_highlighting



Comics 2 Games
On FCBD10, Comics 2 Games welcomes Tony Moore (Marvel and Image Comics Artist -Punisher, Ghost Rider, Walking Dead, Fear Agent) and Ringtail Café (with their new all-ages book, The Confectionaries) from 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Plus, costumed characters, gaming, Yu-Gi-Oh sneak peek and more!

Comics 2 Games
8470 US 42
Florence, Ky 41042
859-647-7658 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              859-647-7658      end_of_the_skype_highlighting



Collectors Corner Inc.
Free Comic Book Day 9 AM – 9 PM + (After Party! 9 PM – 11 PM)

Scheduled Creator & Character Appearances (all artists and characters will appear from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM on May 1st)

Writers and Artists:

Jo Chen (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Runaways)
Sunny Lee (Gen 13)
H.C. Noel (Mr. Scootles)
Michael S. Bracco (Birth & Novo)
Nathan Getz (No One)
Tony Calandra (No One)
GW Fisher (Image Comics' Shadowhawk)
Frank Zeigler (Waki & Rusty)
Carlos Taylor (Local Artist)
Chris Hewitt (The Living Corpse)
Dave Lentz (Registered Weapon)
Rob Simmons (Registered Weapon)
Dan Dobry (Love in the Time of Damnation)
John DeCampos (Love in the Time of Damnation)
Ver Curtis (Moonstone Comics)
Vince Sneed (Forty Winks, Pixie)

Character Appearances: (Catwoman, Spider-Man, Captain America, Black Cat, Daredevil, Elektra, Magneto, Supergirl, Rorschach, Venom, Iron Man, Wolverine, Hawkeye, Ozymandias, The Comedian, Batman, War Machine, Hulk, Deadpool, Superman & Wonder Woman)

Join us for our first FCBD at our all NEW LOCATION making us the largest comic book store in Maryland! 4,000+ Square Foot of Comics, Games, Toys and more!

20% Off Everything in the store on Free Comic Book Day!

FREE Pizza & Refreshments for everyone All Day!

Game demonstrations, Trivia Contest, Art Contest & more!

Collectors Corner Inc.
7911 Harford Rd.
(NEW LOCATION) 2 Blocks south of the old store!
Baltimore/Parkville, MD 21234

Havre de Grace

Washington Street Books
Washington Street Books (located in downtown Havre de Grace, on the corner of Washington and Pennington Ave.) is excited to celebrate Free Comic Book Day, Saturday May 1st, from 11-5 P.M. This will be our 6th year to participate in the International Event to promote reading and comics. Free comics will be given to anyone who comes in, so come see us!!!!

Guest appearances by the following celebrities from 11- 3 P.M.:

Greg Cox : Author and novelist, who is well known for his Star Trek Novels and his novel based on the Comic Series 52.

Chelsea Carr: Political cartoonist for the Record Newspaper, and Author / Artist of Baltimore Betty! a paper doll book.

Stormtroopers from Maryland's 501st  Legion in full gear!

The Dominator in Costume from The  Dominator Comic book …Comic series : Comics for Cancer
Event will run from 11-5 PM… Guest appearances from 11- 3PM

Washington Street Books
131 N. Washington Street
Havre de Grace, Maryland  21078
410-939-6215 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              410-939-6215      end_of_the_skype_highlighting


Cards Comics & Collectibles

  • J.G. Jones – Final Crisis, 52, Wanted (All Day)
  • Frank Cho– New Ultimates, Mighty Avengers, Liberty Meadows(2pm-3pm)
  • Steve Conley – Astounding Space Thrills, Bloop!, The Kid Knight, Socks & Barney(All Day)
  • John Gallager – Buzz Boy, RoBoy Red, Zoey and Ketchup (All Day)

Cards Comics and Collectibles
100 A Chartley Drive
Reisterstown, MD
(410) 526-7410 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (410) 526-7410      end_of_the_skype_highlighting



Friendly Neighborhood Comics
Friendly Neighborhood Comics is proud to host Craig Rousseau (Perhapanauts, Iron Man Armor Wars), the artist of Marvel's Free Comic Book Day entry Iron Man: Supernova!

Friendly Neighborhood Comics
191 Mechanic Street
Bellingham, MA 02019
508 966-2275 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              508 966-2275      end_of_the_skype_highlighting


Appearing at Comicopia on FCBD 2010:

11 AM – 3 PM: Nichol Ashworth writer of one of the Fraggle Rock stories in the
Mouse Guard/Fraggle Rock flip book (

Kevin Church, publisher of Agreeable Comics and writer of The Rack, The Loneliest Astronauts, and She Died in Terrebonne: A Sam Kimimura Mystery.

Ming Doyle, artist of The Loneliest Astronauts!

464 Commonwealth Av #13
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 266-4266


New England Comics Brockton
Appearing at New England Comics on Free Comic Book Day will be comic author Ron Marz (Witchblade/Darkness/Green Lantern/Silver Surfer). Marz will be at the Brockton store from 10:30am-1:30pm.

New England Comics Brockton
744 Crescent St
Brockton, MA 02302
508-559-5068 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              508-559-5068      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Web Site:


New England Comics Harvard
Appearing at New England Comics on Free Comic Book Day will be comic author Ron Marz (Witchblade/Darkness/Green Lantern/Silver Surfer). Marz will appear at the Cambridge/Harvard store from 4pm-7pm.

New England Comics Harvard
Harvard Square
14A Eliot St
Cambridge MA 02138
617-354-5352 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              617-354-5352      end_of_the_skype_highlighting


TJ Collectibles
TJ Collectibles is pleased to announce that Nichol Ashworth (writer of this year's Archaia Entertainment's Mouse Guard/Fraggle Rock FCBD book [Fraggle Rock segment]) will be in-store signing from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM on Saturday May 1st.

We will also be having a massive sale on back issues for only $1.00, discount books reduced even further, a HUGE sale on TPB's and HCs. FREE Lantern rings with every comic purchase! BIG manga sale, unbelievable deals on new books!

Tons of free comics!!!!!!

Comic Book trivia to win rare variants!

Show up as a comic/anime character!

TJ Collectibles
160 Main Street
Milford, MA 01757
1-508-473-5874 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              1-508-473-5874      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Open 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM on FCBD


That's Entertainment
On Saturday, May 1st, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm, That's Entertainment in Worcester Massachusetts, "New England's Largest Comic Book Shop", will join with thousands of comic book shops around the world to celebrate the unique American art form that is comic books. The day has been dubbed "Free Comic Book Day," and its goal is to introduce as many people to the wonders of comic books as possible.

Industry Professionals:

Comic Book Inker: Mark McKenna

Comic Book Inker: Bob Almond

Illustrator: Eric Merced

Artist: Mark Marderosian

and MORE!

That's Entertainment
244 Park Ave
Worcester, MA
508) 755-4207



Green Brain Comics
Green Brain's current guest list includes but is not limited to:

Jason Howard (Astounding Wolfman)
Chris Houghton (Reed Gunther)
Dan Mishkin (Amethyst/Blue Devil)
Jerzy Drozd (Sugary Serials)
Mark Rudolph (CV Comics)

Green Brain Comics
13210 Michigan Ave
Dearborn, MI 48126
313-582-9444 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              313-582-9444      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Metro Times Best Comic Book Store
2006 2007 2008 2009
Member: Board of Directors
East Dearborn Downtown Development Authority


Detroit Comics
Detroit Comics will have Michigan native Jeffrey Brown (author of two of our favorite graphic novels, Clumsy and Unlikely) signing from 12 noon to 4 pm, as well as fun and shenanigans the whole day long!

Detroit Comics
23333 Woodward Ave
Ferndale, MI48220


Rookies Sportcards Plus
Scheduled Appearance: Nicholas P. Myers (Harijan, A.N.A. Comics).
Character Appearances: Batgirl, Supergirl, Captain America, The Flash.
Open Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM.

Rookies Sportcards Plus
106 W. Main St.
Lowell, MI 49331
616-897-5650 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              616-897-5650      end_of_the_skype_highlighting


Collector's Corner, Inc.
Collector's Corner will be hosting local comic artist/self-publisher Daniel Mobley on FCBD May 1st 12:00 pm-5:00 pm. His creator-owned character, Octopus, will be making his debut in a black-and-white, limited edition preview book for only $1.00. He will also be signing those books, offering sketches and prints at low cost, so stop on in!

Collector's Corner, Inc.
4011 Jefferson Ave
Midland, MI 48640
989-839-2060 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              989-839-2060      end_of_the_skype_highlighting


Lange's Sports Connection and Comic Books
Appearing for FCBD10 is comic book Scott Rosema, who has contributed to Marvel's X-Men Adventures, Archie Comic's Space Ghost, and is currently contributing sketch cards to Marvel's card sets.

Also in store for FCBD is the Great Lakes Garrison of the 501st; Star Wars characters like Stormtroopers, Sandtroopers and Clone Troopers will be on hand for meet-and-greet and photo ops!

Lange's Sports Connection and Comic Books
1056 Sternberg
Muskegon, MI 49444
231-798-3097 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              231-798-3097      end_of_the_skype_highlighting

In store for FCBD is Scott Rosema: Scott is a comic book artist who has contributed to Marvel's X-men Adventures, Archie Comic's Space Ghost, and is currently contributing sketch cards to Marvel's card sets.

Also in store for FCBD is the Great Lakes Garrison of the 501st; Star Wars characters like Stormtroopers, Sandtroopers and Clone Troopers will be in store for meet and greet and photo ops!

Lange's Sports Connection and Comic Books
1056 Sternberg
Muskegon, MI 49444
231-798-3097 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              231-798-3097      end_of_the_skype_highlighting


Wonderworld Comics
Tony Miello, creator of Gapo the clown, writer and artist for Fat Momma, Wolfman Mac's Chiller Drive-In

Brett Pinson writer (Wolfman Mac's Chiller Drive-In, Fat Momma, Boom Town Scabs, the Expendables)

Wolfman Mac host of Chiller Drive-In TV show on Retro Television Network

Kevin Leen artist and illustrator (

Artist Adam Talley (The Expendables)

The Batmobile from Batman Forever (weather permitting)

Additional characters from the cast of Wolfman Mac's Chiller Drive-In

Wonderworld Comics
22347 Ecorse Rd
Taylor MI 48180



3 Alarm Comics
On May 1st, Archie Comics creator Steven Butler will be at…

3 Alarm Comics
15214 Lemoyne Boulevard
Biloxi, MS 39532
12:00 to 6:00


St. Louis

Comic Headquarters
Local Comic Book (Scarab) and Children's Book (Thumb's Up Johnny) artist Lorenzo Lizana will be on hand doing sketches of your favorite characters from 10 AM – Noon or longer.

Comic Headquarters
4352 Telegraph Road
Saint Louis, MO 63129
314-487-9442 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              314-487-9442      end_of_the_skype_highlighting



Krypton Comics
Krypton Comics is hosting these creators for in-store signings on May 1 for FCBD 2010.

• Ray Park– Actor: Star Wars Episode 1, X-Men, Sleepy Hollow, GI JOE, Heroes.
• Cynthia Martin– Artist: Star Wars-Marvel
• Bruce McCorkindale-Artist/Inker. Star Trek Deep Space Nine, Inker on Golly
• Fredd Gorham-Artist/Writer. Steel Angel. Co-Creator of the Krypton Comics "Artist Jam"
• Louis Simpson-Artist/Writer. Comic book class instructor
• Doug McCoy-Local Artist. Creator of the Krypton Comics Mascot "The Collecting Bug"
• Max Riffner– Artist/Writer. Golden Boy, Winner of the Isotope award for excellence in mini comics for his book Quick Step
• Rick Hiltbrunner-Artist/Colorist. Armor X, Arch Enemies
• Kim White-Local Artist
• Pat Cole– Local Artist
• Noh Mask-Diamond Cole Productions
• Jon Riggle-Local Artist. Art Cards
• Matt & Mick Glebe-Local Artists
• MITH (Man in the Hat)-Twynsunz
• Tracie Mauk-Local Artist
• Ben and Joey Vaquez-Local Artists

The local 501st garrison will be here. Many costumed characters as well with a possible Snake Eyes and Iron Man!

Krypton Comics
2819 S. 125th Ave
Suite 261
Omaha, NE 68144
402-391-4131 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              402-391-4131      end_of_the_skype_highlighting

New Hampshire


Jetpack Comics LLC
Cover artist Ed McGuinness and interior artist Craig Rousseau for the Free Comic Book Day offering Iron Man: Supernova FCBD 2010 Edition will be signing all day.

Also appearing: artist/writer/editor Rich Woodall – Zombie Bomb, Johnny Raygun; writer Ron Fortier – Green Hornet/Pulp writer/Daughter of Dracula; artist Jason Casey; writer/producer John Herman; artist Stephen Bobbett; artist/writer Rich Brunelle – The Fatsquad; artist/writer Josh Belanger – The Fatsquad; artist Dan Drew – The Gay Bride of Frankenstein/Severed Head Comics; artist/writer J.T. Falkenberg – Severed Head Comics; artist/writer Colin Tedford – Square Dance/Spinning World; artist Shaun O'Neil; artist Joseph Dellagatta; artist Mark Slater – Severed Head Comics; The Trees and Hills Comic Group; & The Barrington Middle School Comic Club.

Jetpack Comics LLC
37 North Main Street
Rochester, NH  03867
(603) 330-XMEN (9636)

New Jersey


The Comic Book Market
This year The Comic Book Market is pleased to host Jacob Chabot, a New York City based cartoonist and illustrator. His comics have appeared in publications such as Nickelodeon Magazine, Mad Kids, Savage Dragon, and Marvel Comics. Jacob is probably best known for his comic The Mighty Skullboy Army, which was nominated for an Eisner Award in 2008. Recently, Jacob completed the X-Babies limited series for Marvel Comics. More examples of his work can be found at

The Comic Book Market
28 Washington St
Bloomfield, NJ  07003
(973) 680-0006 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (973) 680-0006      end_of_the_skype_highlighting


Comic Fusion
Appearing at Comic Fusion from 12 noon – 5 PM on Free Comic Book Day will be Erica Hesse (Artist of The Key) and Will Torres (Artist of The Apneist).

– FREE Comic Book!

– TAKE pictures with Super-Heroes!

– GET a cool Sketch or signed print!

– MEET awesome artists!

– OVER 100 Graphic Novels 50% Off!

Comic Fusion
42 Main St.
Flemington, NJ 08822
908-788-0599 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              908-788-0599      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Facebook: Comic Fusion Fans


New World Manga
Over One Thousand Free Comics!
Every visitor to New World Manga can receive up to FOUR free comic books (while supplies last) from our selection of over 30 titles specially created for Free Comic Book Day. Choose from: Archie, Superman, Shrek, Toy Story, GI Joe, Iron Man, Sonic, The Simpsons, Lady Gaga, Green Hornet, Avatar the Last Airbender, Owly, The Tick, and much more!

Costume Contest!
Come in your best Super-Hero, Manga, Anime, or Comic Character costume for a chance to win fabulous prizes! All costumed attendees can have their photo taken at the store between the hours of 10am and 5pm for entry into the contest. Winners will be selected in the following categories: Best Solo Child (under 12), Best Solo Adult (13 and up), and Best Group. Prize packages will consist of New World Manga store merchandise featuring comics, manga and more! Contest Hours 10am until 5pm.

Special Guests!
Captain America (winner of the Marvel Fest NYC 2009 Costume Contest) will be appear at New World Manga to sign autographs and for photo opportunities!
• Writer, Frank J. Barbiere from Arcana Studios will be on hand with a free 24-page preview of his upcoming graphic novel Divine Intervention.

New World Manga
93 E Mount Pleasant Ave
Livingston, NJ 07039-3005
(973) 597-0625 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (973) 597-0625      end_of_the_skype_highlighting


Dewey's Comic City
On May 1st, Archie Comics creator Fernando Ruiz will be at…

Dewey's Comic City
13 Park Avenue
Madison, NJ 07940-1825
1:30 to 3:30

New Mexico


Astro-Zombies will be having Aaron Campbell (Green Hornet and Sherlock Holmes) and Andy Kuhn (Firebreather, Rex Mantooth Kung-Fu Gorilla).

3100 Central Ave SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
505-232-7800 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              505-232-7800      end_of_the_skype_highlighting

New York


Earthworld Comics
John Hebert, artist of Punisher, Ghost Rider and Captain Action will be making his unprecedented fourth consecutive appearance at Earthworld on May 1st for Free Comic Book Day from 12:00 noon to 6:00 PM.

Earthworld Comics
537 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12206
(518) 459-2400 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (518) 459-2400      end_of_the_skype_highlighting


Pulp Nouveau Comix
Scheduled Appearances: Art Baltazar (Tiny Titans, Patrick the Wolf Boy) and Stephen Lindsay (Jesus Hates Zombies, Vaempir Testament).

Pulp Nouveau Comix
92 South Main Street
Canandaigua, NY 14424
585-394-8250 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              585-394-8250      end_of_the_skype_highlighting


Comics for Collectors
Roger Stern will sign his new series of Amazing Spider-Man issues #627,628 and 629 (part of the "Gauntlet" series). Stern is the co-creator of The Hobgoblin and author of the 1992 hit novel Life and Death of Superman. 11 AM – 3 PM.

Comics for Collectors
207 North Aurora St
Ithaca,NY 14850
607-272-3007 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              607-272-3007      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Contact: Tim Gray


Main Street Comics
On May 1st, Archie Comics creator Dan Parent will be at…

Main Street Comics
157 Dolson Avenue
Middletown, NY 10940
12:00 to 4:00

New York

Forbidden Planet USA
On May 1st, Steve Mannion (Fearless Dawn, The Bomb, Warlash, Tales From the Crypt) will be signing from 1:00 – 5:00 pm at Forbidden Planet USA.

Forbidden Planet USA
840 Broadway
New York, NY 10003

Jim Hanley's Universe
Jim Hanley's Universe will be your one-stop shop for FREE comics and exclusive events on Free Comic Book Day in NYC!

Beginning at noon, legendary creator and editor Jim Shooter (Legion of Superheroes, founder of Valiant Comics, former editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics) and artist Dennis Calero (X-Factor, X-Men: Noir) will be signing copies of Dark Horse Comics' FCBD offering featuring the new adventures of Doctor Solar and Magnus: Robot Fighter!

New-Gen comics will be doing EXCLUSIVE giveaways all day long on Free Comic Book Day!

Later that evening we will be having our monthly stand-up comedy show in the JHU Underground absolutely FREE! This month's line-up includes Eric Bergstrom, Mark Normand, Ray Patton, Sean Patton, and Rory Scovel – all plus one of the hottest open mics in town!

Jim Hanley's Universe
4 West 33rd St.,
New York, New York
(opposite The Empire State Building)
(212) 268-7088 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (212) 268-7088      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
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North Carolina


Heroes Aren't Hard to Find
On May 1st, Archie Comics creator Ian Flynn will be at…

Heroes Aren't Hard to Find
1957 E. 7th St.
Charlotte NC 28204
1:00 to 5:00


Acme Comics
On FCBD10, Acme will host the following creators for free signings and sketches:

Jeff Parker (Agents of Atlas, Thunderbolts, Underground)
|Jonathan Hickman (Fantastic Four, Secret Warriors, S.H.I.E.L.D, Nightly News)
Chris Samnee (Siege: Embedded, Thor: The Mighty Avenger, Area 10)
Christos Gage (Avengers Academy, G.I. Joe: Cobra, Area 10)
Chris Giarrusso (G-Man, Mini Marvels, Adventures of Nate Banks)
Evan "Doc" Shaner (Jam, Comic
Jeremy Dale (G.I. Joe)
Chris Fason (Hero Happy Hour)
Michael Watkins (Sonic the Hedgehog, Guardians)
Kelly Yates (Doctor Who, Amber Atoms)
Steve Scott

Plus, appearances by: Superman, Deadpool, Stormtrooper, Spider-Man and G-Man!

Acme Comics
2150 Lawndale Dr.
Greensboro, NC 27408
(336) 574-2263 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (336) 574-2263      end_of_the_skype_highlighting



Packrat Comics
Join Packrat Comics May 1, 2010 with special guest appearance Nicholas Brendon of Joss Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer during Free Comic Book Day. Plus, a Free Concert with stand up comedians to follow during our annual Nerd Night.

Beginning at 10 AM on Free Comic Book Day, Saturday May 1, 2010:

Industry Professionals – Darryl Banks, Josh Medors, Uko Smith, Chris Sprouse and more!

Bouncy Castle for the kiddies
Video Game Tournament
Costume Contest
Nerd Night begins at 5 PM
Free Concert – 5 bands from alternative, rock and heavy metal
Stand Up Comics
Comic Book Trivia Contest
Charity Comic Book Poker
And Much More!

Join us for an afternoon of Free Fun for All Ages!

Packrat Comics
3872 Lattimer Street
Hilliard, Ohio 43026
614-527-8450 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              614-527-8450      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Check out to stay informed of all the upcoming events at Packrat Comics!!/event.php?eid=108097189220459&ref=mf


Comics and Friends at The Great Lakes Mall
The Simpsons comic book writer Chris Yambar is coming to Lake County May 1, 2010, for an exclusive book signing celebrating Free Comic Book Day, at Comics and Friends comic book store in the Great Lakes Mall in Mentor.

Yambar is winner of numerous awards from the 2001 Big Ameba Network Indi-Comic Awards, including Best Writer. His stories appear in Simpson's Comics Presents Bart Simpson, Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol, I Dream of Jeannie and Popeye. He is also publisher of Substance Comics, Moordam Comics and Comics Library International, which are also Ameba Award winners.

Comics and Friends
The Great Lakes Mall
7850 Mentor Ave., Suite 1054
Mentor, Ohio 44060
386-441-5853 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              386-441-5853      end_of_the_skype_highlighting, or 440-225-4242 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              440-225-4242      end_of_the_skype_highlighting


York Comics & Cards
This year for Free Comic Book Day, York Comics & Cards will be hosting Marc Sumerak from Marvel Comics and comics legend Tony Isabella, who will be autographing his new book, 1000 Comics You Should Read.

York Comics & Cards
7390 York Road
Parma, Ohio 44130
440-842-4466 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              440-842-4466      end_of_the_skype_highlighting



Things From Another World – Beaverton
Things From Another World – Beaverton
4390 SW Lloyd Ave.
Beaverton, OR 97005
(503) 643-4222 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (503) 643-4222      end_of_the_skype_highlighting

12 PM – 3 PM:
Things From Another World is happy to welcome Corrosive Comics' Shawn Cruz (Psycho Guitar Killers) to our roster!

1 PM – 2:30 PM
We will also be hosting the fantastic Terry Dodson and Rachel Dodson (Uncanny X-Men, Wonder Woman)
2 PM – 5 PM:
Jason Martin, creator of breakout indy title Zombie Tramp, will appear at our Beaverton location!

4 PM – 7 PM:
Here's your chance to meet amazing fantasy artist Lee Moyer (Dungeons & Dragons, Starstruck).


Things From Another World – Milwaukie
Things From Another World Milwaukie
10977 SE Main Street
Milwaukie, OR 97222
(503) 652-2752 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (503) 652-2752      end_of_the_skype_highlighting

12 PM – 3 PM:
Legendary Eisner-winning colorist Dave Stewart (Hellboy, Umbrella Academy, Detective Comics, and more) will be signing at our store in Milwaukie!

12 PM – 3 PM
Scott Allie, Dark Horse Senior Managing Editor (Buffy Season 8, Hellboy) and writer (Solomon Kane, Devil's Footprints), is joining in the FCBD festivities!

2 PM – 5 PM:
We are pleased to announce that the Pander Brothers (Tasty Bullet, Invisibles, Grendel) will also appear at our Milwaukie store.

4 PM – 7 PM:
In addition, we are welcoming Darren Davis and Bluewater Productions (Female Force Sarah Palin, Fame Lady Gaga, Logan's Run: Last Day) the afternoon of FCBD!

North Keizer

Tony's Kingdom of Comics
Events run from 10AM-7PM. This year our guests will include;

RANDY EMBERLIN artist SPIDER MAN and too many others to list.

And featuring;

and you never know who else might show up, BATMAN, BATGIRL, RIDDLER, JOKER, PREDATOR? All costumes are welcome.

We will be collecting food and donations for the the KEIZER FOOD BANK and
SHRINERSCHILDRENSHOSPITAL. Along with tons of free swag and raffles, (proceeds will go to the SHRINERS). So come on down and meet your favorite characters and get some pictures.

5420 RIVER RD,
N KEIZER OR, 97303
503-463-1142 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              503-463-1142      end_of_the_skype_highlighting


Cosmic Monkey Comics
On Saturday, May 1st, Cosmic Monkey Comics will be participating in Free Comic Book Day, and handing out free comic books to anyone who stops by the store (limit three per person)!

Comics will include special issues of Iron Man, Sonic The Hedgehog, The Simpsons, Fractured Fables, G.I. Joe, Shrek, Archie and Superman

From 12 noon – 2 PM there will also be a signing for special guests including:

  • Jim Valentino (Shadow Hawk)
  • Mike and Laura Allred (Madman)
  • David Hahn( Bite Club, Red Herring)
  • Zack Baldus (New Mutants)
  • Joshua Williams (JLA, Necessary Evil)
  • Vicente Navarrete( Dear Dracula)

Our hours are 11 AM to 7 PM. Guests are encouraged to visit earlier in the day for their free comics, as supplies are limited.

Cosmic Monkey Comics
5335 NE Sandy Blvd.
Portland, OR
503-517-9050 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              503-517-9050      end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Floating World Comics
We'll have dozens of new comics that are all totally free. Publishers often offer books that are great starting points to check out new series. We do not limit the number of books you can take, although we do ask that you don't take more than 1 of any title.

From Noon – 3pm we'll have special guest, Amy Mebberson, in attendance to do sketches and sign books. She has worked for Disney and Laika animation studios, and is now the artist for many popular Boom Kids series like Muppet Show, Toy Story and Monsters Inc. We'll have free Muppet Show posters that she can sign as well as a limited edition Chicago ComicCon Muppet Show exclusive "blank" cover for sketches.

Floating World Comics
20 NW 5th Ave #101
Portland, OR97209
503-241-0227 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              503-241-0227      end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Things From Another World – Portland
12 PM – 3 PM:
Indy great Shannon Wheeler (Too Much Coffee Man) will be signing at our Portland location!

2 PM – 5 PM:
Come meet artist Steve Lieber (Whiteout, Underground)!

3:15 PM – 6:15 PM:
Erika Moen (DAR) will be signing at our Portland location!

4PM – 5:30PM:
Excellent artists Terry Dodson and Rachel Dodson (Uncanny X-Men, Wonder Woman) are doing a second signing at our Portland store!

4PM – 7PM:
We are also thrilled to welcome Jamie S. Rich (You Have Killed Me, Love the Way You Love) and Joelle Jones (Dr. Horrible, Troublemaker)!

Things From Another World Portland
4133 NE Sandy Blvd.
Portland, OR 97212
(503) 284-4693 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (503) 284-4693      end_of_the_skype_highlighting



Bent Wookee Comix
Bent Wookee Comix is a Gold Sponsor of Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 1! They'll be open from 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm, and will be giving away Free Comics and having guest appearances by Johnstown's Spider-Man (from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm), Green Lantern, and a Third "Mystery" Costumed Hero!

Bent Wookee Comix
127 Fairfield Ave.
Johnstown PA 15906
(814) 539-0085 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (814) 539-0085      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Join us on facebook for more info!


Comix Connection – Mechanicsburg
Comix Connection of Mechanicsburg is happy to present official Star Wars Artist Kevin Graham from 12PM- 4PM

Comix Connection – Mechanicsburg
6200 Carlisle Pike, Suite C
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
Phone: 717-591-2727 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              717-591-2727      end_of_the_skype_highlighting

On FCBD10, official Star Wars artist Kevin Graham will be on hand at Comix Connection – Mechanicsburg to sign autographs from Noon – 4:00 PM

Comix Connection – Mechanicsburg
6200 Carlisle Pike, Suite C
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
Phone: 717-591-2727 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              717-591-2727      end_of_the_skype_highlighting


Comics on the Green
On Free Comic Book Day 2010, Comics on the Green's special guest will be DC Comics artist Tom Derenick!

Tom's work includes X-Men, Superman, Smallville, Justice League, Justice Society, the upcoming Green Lantern movie, and much more. Tom will be signing autographs, doing sketches and drawing commissions for fans from 11 AM – 4 PM.

Want to have your face painted like your favorite comic-book character? (Of course you do!) CandyFaces face-painting will be here from 11 AM – 3 PM.

And it wouldn't be Free Comic Book day unless we had some crazy sales on graphic novels, toys, back isssues, and more. Prepare yourself!

Comics on the Green
307 N. Washington Ave.
Scranton, PA18503
570-342-5950 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              570-342-5950      end_of_the_skype_highlighting


Bennie's Comics and Cards
This year Bennie's Comics and Cards is featuring TWO artists! Returning from last year, Jeremiah Witkowski ( will be doing cartoon sketches.

Heather Krieter is our other guest artist. She's worked for several gaming card companies on properties like Bella Sara, Legend of the 5 Rings, World of Darkness, and Vampire: The Eternal Struggle. Come and see the beautiful art she's created! Visit her website at

We are also hoping that Supergirl will return – providing she's not stuck on New Krypton, she'll be here as well. Get your picture taken with a darling, super girl!

Bennie's Comics and Cards
462 Sharpsville Ave.
Sharon, PA 16146
724-347-3390 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              724-347-3390      end_of_the_skype_highlighting


Most Wanted Collectibles
Most Wanted Collectibles will be having a creator in the store for FCBD on May 1st:

Dawn Best, freelance artist (Sonic the Hedgehog) and writer. Please check out Dawn's website at dawnbest.deviantart.comfor more of her great projects.

Additionally, the store will be having a HUGE SALE on comic books, toys, graphic novels, & more!!

Most Wanted Collectibles
Williamsport, PA

Willow Grove

Brave New Worlds – Willow Grove
Brave New Worlds' Willow Grove location will be hosting Marvel creators Duane Swierczynski (writer Cable, Punisher) and Billy Tan (artist X-Men, Thor), who will be signing on Free Comic Book Day between 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Brave New Worlds
433 West Moreland Road
Willow Grove, PA 19090
215-657-8838 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              215-657-8838      end_of_the_skype_highlighting


Comix Connection – York
Comix Connection of York is happy to present cartoonist John Kovaleski in the store from 10AM – 2PM!

Comix Connection – York
West Manchester Mall
1800 Loucks Road, PO Box 8020
York, PA 17404
717-767-4871 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              717-767-4871      end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Appearing at Comix Connection – York from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM on May 1st will be cartoonist John Kovaleski.

Comix Connection – York
West Manchester Mall
1800 Loucks Road, PO Box 8020
York, PA 17404
Phone: 717-767-4871 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              717-767-4871      end_of_the_skype_highlighting

South Carolina


Richard's Comics & Collectables
For this year's big FCBD event, Richard's Comics & Collectables will be hosting:

Chrissie Zullo (Cinderella Cover Artist, Star Wars Sketch Cards)
Tracy Yardley (Sonic the Hedgehog)
Gina Biggs (Red Strings Creator/Artist)
Bradd Parton (Gloomy Roomies & Alpha Sketch Cards Creator/Artist)
J. Chris Campbell (Local Artist, Zig Zag Creator)
Derek & Nikki (Creators of The Ered Adventures)

Guests will be on hand from 11 AM – 7 PM. Costumed Characters will also make appearances during the day.

Richard's Comics & Collectables
1214A Laurens Rd.
Greenville, SC  29607
(864) 271-1104 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (864) 271-1104      end_of_the_skype_highlighting


Johnson City

Mountain Empire Comics
Artist Gary Kwapisz (The Savage Sword of Conan) will be signing will be from 10am to 3 pm

Mountain Empire Comics
1210 North Roan Street
Johnson City, Tenn 37604



Austin Books & Comics
Austin Books & Comics is going to be joined by Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt, the writer and artist of The Sixth Gun! FCBD will be the debut of the new supernatural Western from Oni Press, and we'll have plenty of copies of The Sixth Gun #1 available to be signed. We've read the first issue, and are thrilled to have Cullen and Brian here for what is sure to be a BIG debut.

Amongst the already-huge amount of choices, we'll be adding even more Free Comic options for all age groups.

Everyone who stops in that day may also enter our door prize drawing, with the grand prize being a $100 Austin Books Gift Certificate! More free comics, essentially.

Free Comic Book Day is about showing everyone how great comics are for promoting literacy (and as fun reads)! Many of us first got excited about reading through comics, and now we're eager to support a wonderful event that does the same for the next generation. Bring a friend. Bring a BUNCH of friends!

Our favorite day kicks off at the highly caffeinated hour of 8:00 AM! Wake up early, or stumble in late – just be sure to make your way to Austin Books for the biggest comic event of the year!

Austin Books & Comics
5002 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78751-2318
512-454-4197 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              512-454-4197      end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Dragon's Lair Comics & Fantasy® Austin
Fan-favorite bestselling Star Wars writer Aaron Allston will be at Dragon's Lair Comics & Fantasy® Austin to sign both his newest bestseller Backlash, as well as copies of his previous work, starting at 10:00 AM.

In addition, Brian Clevenger, writer of Atomic Robo and the webcomic 8-Bit Theater; Scott Chitwood of, and co-founder of Red 5 Comics; Bill Williams, a long-time DC writer and inker, author of the webcomic Sidechicks and co-writer of IDW's Angel; and Matt Frank, artist, writer and designer for Marvel, IDW and Bluewater comics and Big Name Fan in the Godzilla Fandom (including contributions to G-Fan Magazine) will also all be at Dragon's Lair Comics & Fantasy® Austin at 10:00 AM!

Rob Osbourne of The Accountants, The Nearly Famous Zango and Talking Noggins will be signing starting at 10:00 AM.  We will also have Jason Neulander of Intergalactic Nemesis will also be signing at 10:00 AM.

Plus, Lucy in Disguise, a local Austin costume shop, will be on hand showing off some of their awesome fandom-related costumes, starting at 10:00 AM!

Dragon's Lair Comics & Fantasy® Austin will also be hosting a canned Food Drive with the Capitol Area Food Bank – but we're doing it traditional geek style! In exchange for each canned good you give, Dragon's Lair will give you one raffle ticket. At the end of the event, the store will draw tickets and the winner will receive a Kick-Ass Package that includes a signed movie poster, graphic novel and other goodies!

For those of our customers who can't give to the food drive, we have our traditional trivia contest! Answer trivia questions for a chance to win raffle prizes!

All winners will be contacted at Free Comic Book Day.

Dragon's Lair Comics & Fantasy® Austin
6111 Burnet Rd
Austin TX 78757
(512)454-2399 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (512)454-2399      end_of_the_skype_highlighting


Zeus Comics and Collectibles
Join Zeus Comics and Collectibles on Saturday, May 1st as they bid farewell to PVPonline cartoonist Scott Kurtz. This is Scott's final signing before moving to Seattle.

We'll be joined by James O'Barr, Joe Eisma and David Hopkins, too.

Plus, thousands of FREE comics and the return of the mighty quarter comic sale!

Saturday May 1st from 10 am – 6 pm

Zeus Comics and Collectibles
4411 Lemmon Ave
Dallas, TX 75219
214.219.TOYS (8697)

Round Rock

Rogues Gallery Comics & Games
Rogues Gallery will be playing host to a variety of creators on Free Comic Book Day, including:

Paul Tobin (Writer: Marvel Adventures, including this year's Iron Man: Supernova)
Colleen Coover (Artist on numerous projects, including Marvel Adventures comics)
Chris Roberson (Writer: Vertigo's Cinderella: From Fabletown with Love and I, Zombie)
Paul Benjamin (Writer: Monsters, Inc., Hit Point High & Marvel Adventures Hulk)
Alan Porter (Writer: Boom! Studios' Cars)
Scott Kolins (Writer: Solomon Grundy, Artist: Solomon Grundy, Blackest Night Flash)
Paul Maybury (Artist: Comic Book Tattoo, Aqua Leung, Popgun)
Nick Derington (Artist: Popgun, Madman, Catwoman)
Matt Sturges (Writer: House of Mystery, Jack of Fables)
Bill Williams (Writer: Angel, Spike)

Full signing schedule and more information available at our official website soon!

Rogues Gallery Comics & Games
1601 S IH-35 #360
Round Rock, TX
512-279-8888 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              512-279-8888      end_of_the_skype_highlighting



Tyler Kirkham (Ultimate Fantastic Four, Transformers vs. the Avengers, Fusion, and much more) will be appearing for the majority of the afternoon.

1986 N Hillfield Rd Ste #2
Layton, UT 84041
(801) 779-4965 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (801) 779-4965      end_of_the_skype_highlighting


Dragon's Keep
The following creators will be at Dragon's Keep signing comics and doing sketches for fans on Free Comic Book Day!

Creators arrive at 10 AM:

Travis Walton: Iron Man, Superman, Teen Titans, & more!
Mandy McMurray: Batman, JLA, Aspen Seasons, DC Halloween Special
JJ Harrison: BAM POP Productions
Phillip Sevy: Heartless Dark
Jesse Smart Smiley: Top Shelf Comix

Dragon's will also be having prizes and great sales on back stock comics, trade paper backs and more!

Dragon's Keep
260 N. University Ave.
Provo, UT 84601
801-373-3482 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              801-373-3482      end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Salt Lake City

Black Cat Comics
On hand at Black Cat will be Derek Hunter, creator, writer, and artist of Pirate Club, as well as Chris Hoffman, creator, writer and artist of Banana Panic.

Black Cat Comics
2261 Highland Drive, Suite A
Salt Lake City, Ut 84106
801-461-4228 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              801-461-4228      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
follow us on Twitter under Blackcatcomics

Night Flight Comics
Saturday, May 1st is Free Comic Book Day!

Stop by Night Flight Comics' two great locations and pick out a free comic book (while supplies last)!

– FCBD at Night Flight Comics (Library Square – 210 E. 400 So.) will start at 11:00 a.m. and end at 6:00 p.m.

– FCBD at Night Flight Comics (6222 South State Street) will start at 11:00 a.m. and end at 7:00 p.m.

Meet X-Men Writer Chris Claremont at Library Square!

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. — Comic book artists and writers will be in front of The City Library auditorium to autograph comics and do sketches for kids!

3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. — Mutants Unite! X-Men "godfather" Chris Claremont discusses his writing, X-Men and the mutant experience in The City Library Auditorium. (To win free tickets RSVP at

4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. — Artist signing session with Chris Claremont (X-Men Forever), and local artists: Bill Galvan (Archie, Simpsons), Patric Reynolds (Hellboy), Jake Black (TMNT, Supergirl), and Quinn Johnson (Rune Stone).

6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. — Dewey Lecture: My Life in Comics by Chris Claremont.
Broadcast live from The City Library Auditorium (open seating)

PDF link of this information here:

Night Flight Comics @ Library Square
210 East 400 South
Salt Lake City UT 84111
Tel: 801.532.1188 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              801.532.1188      end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Night Flight Comics
6222 South State Street
Salt Lake City UT 84107-7227
Tel: 801.263.1940 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              801.263.1940      end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Est.1986 | 23 Years of Reading Fun!
Will Eisner Spirit of Retail Award Recipient

St. George

Comics Plus
Meet comic artist, Chad Hardin: (Warlord, Farscape, Marvel Apes: Spider-Man, The Spirit and others). Get a cool Sketch or a signed comic!

To celebrate Free Comic Book Day, Comics Plus has several events planned for the day, including a BIG Store Sale all day long, the biggest sale of the year!

• 50% off all back issue comics

• 25% off all new comics

• 25% off all trade paperbacks & hard covers

• 25% off all anime

• 25% off all games 25% off all toys & action figures

Costumed characters: Supergirl, Spider-Man, 501st Star Wars

Iron Man 2 movie ticket giveaways

Come see the customized Marvel Harley Davidson motorcycle and of course, get FREE Comics!

Comics Plus
1812 Sunset Blvd.
St. George, UT 84770
435-673-3229 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              435-673-3229      end_of_the_skype_highlighting



Richmond Comix, Inc.
Appearing for Free Comic Book Day will be: Franco Aureliani (Tiny Titans, Billy Batson & the Magic of SHAZAM, Patrick the Wolf Boy, & Weirdsville).

Richmond Comix, Inc.
14249 Midlothian Turnpike
Midlothian,  VA  23113
804.594.2845 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              804.594.2845      end_of_the_skype_highlighting



Zanadu Comics
Jake Myler, one of the artists on Archadia Comics' Mouse Guard/ Fraggle Rock flip book, will be signing comics from 12 noon – 3 PM on May 1st at Zanadu Comics' downtown store.

Zanadu Comics
1923 Third Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 443-1316 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (206) 443-1316      end_of_the_skype_highlighting


Comic Book Ink
Starting at 10:00am on Saturday, May 1st, 2010, Comic Book Ink will host its 7th Annual Celebration for folks who love comics and everything about them! While supplies last, the shop will be giving away FREE specially marked comics throughout the day.

"This year promises to be our biggest yet with over forty (40) different titles to choose from…" said store owner, John Munn, "There is literally something for everyone young and old…whether its your first comic ever to you four thousandth!"

Don't forget, we will also giving away a FREE Marvel HeroClix of War Machine from this Summer's Iron Man 2, while supplies last!

In addition to demonstrations of HeroClix (from WizKids) we will also be providing demos of Monsterpocalypse from Bellevue, Washington's own Privateer Press!

"We are also lucky to have a huge number of returning guests to this year's Free Comic Book Day," Munn continued, " With members of the 501st Legion of Star Wars Recreationists, phenomenal Sketch Artist Jesse Munoz, the folks from the Lakewood Regal Cinemas will be on hand to give out FREE posters, comic book fans dressed up as a myriad of characters, including Black Cat, our costume contest a chance to meet some of Tacoma's own phenomenal rollergirls, The Dockyard Derby Dames and more! But we also have a few more 'special events' up our sleeve."

"This is an event that couples the fun and accessibility of comics with the promotion of literacy for all ages," Munn finished, "While having a number of sales to cap it off! And we're not stopping our celebration there!"

Comic Book Ink was established in 2002 as a community oriented store and with the hopes of establishing the shop as a public meeting place, as well as cultural center, for those who love, or want to learn more, about comic books. The shop is a Five Time Nominee for The Will Eisner Spirit of Retailing Award (2004-2008).

Comic Book Ink
1625 East 72nd, Suite 800
Tacoma, WA 98409
P: (253) 761-4651 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (253) 761-4651      end_of_the_skype_highlighting


Odyssey Comics
From 11:00 AM – Noon on Free Comic Book Day, Darren G. Davis, President of Bluewater will be signing Female Force, Political Power, and other Bluewater produced comics.

From Noon – 2:00 PM, Neal Bailey (author of several Female Force Comics) will be present to autograph his creations: Female Force Hillary Clinton, Female Force Sarah Palin, Female Force Michelle Obama & Female Force Caroline Kennedy.

Odyssey Comics
18110 NE Hwy 99
Vancouver, WA 98686
(360) 573-6172 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (360) 573-6172      end_of_the_skype_highlighting


Stevens Point

Galaxy Comics Games & More
Writer John Jackson Miller (Star Wars, Mass Effect, Iron Man) will be signing from 1-3PM

(715) 544-0857 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (715) 544-0857      end_of_the_skype_highlighting




Kings Comics
On May 1st for FCBD10, Jason Paulos (EEEK!, Hairbutt The Hippo) will be signing the Fearless Dawn/Asylum Press sampler at Kings Comics from 9:00 AM till 12:00 noon.

Kings Comics
310 Pitt Street
Sydney, Australia
NSW 2000
Ph : 02 9267 5615 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              02 9267 5615      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Fax : 02 9261 8617


British Columbia – Vancouver

Elfsar Comics & Toys
On FCBD10, Elfsar Comics & Toys welcomes:

• Camilla D'Errico
(FCBD 2010 Fractured Fables, Nightmares & Fairy Tales, Burn, & Avril Levigne's Make 5) 2pm-6pm

• Steve Rolston (Ghost Projekt, Emiko Superstar, Escapists, TMNT, One Bad Day, Queen & Country and Pounded) 12pm -2pm

• Diana Greenhalgh (Nova, War of Kings: Warriors, BloodRayne, Chronicles of Dr. Herbert West) 2pm-4pm

• Toren Atkinson (Acts of Violence, Exploded View) 4pm-6pm

Two Publishers will also be at Elfsar: Cloudscape Comics & Critical Hit Comics

Here is our official page:

Elfsar Comics & Toys

1007 Hamilton St.
Vancouver, BC
Canada V6B 5T4
(604) 688-5922 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (604) 688-5922      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Open 7 Days a Week

Ontario – Brampton

Stadium Comics
Scheduled to appear at Stadium Comics on Free Comic Book Day from 10 AM – 6 PM:

Ken Lashley ('Black Panther', 'The Flash' 11am-6pm)
Alex Milne (IDW's 'Transformers' )
Agnes Garbowska (Marvel's 'Girl Comics', 'You Me and Zombie' )
Marcio Takara (Disney's 'The Incredibles' )
George Todorovski ('The Bear Stories', 'Heavy Metal Magazine' )
Chris Hatzopoulos ('The Bear Stories' )
Vince Sunico (Spent Pencils Studio )
Arnold Trinidad (Spent Pencils Studio )
Norman Antonio (Heroes in Tights custom costumes )

Plus more to be announced!

Stadium Comics
Shoppers World Mall
499 Main Street South, Unit #104
Brampton, Ontario L6Y 1N7
905-451-3751 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              905-451-3751      end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Ontario – Guelph

The Dragon
J. Torres (writer: Lola, Teen Titans Go, Sidekicks, Alison Dare, Wall-E)
Scott Chantler (creator: Northwest Passage, Two Generals,  artist: Days Like This, Hawaiian Dick)

Hidden Back Issue Sale! We'll break out the overstock back issue bins and every book will be either $1 or 50 cents!

Lots of great books for kids, and cupcakes!

The Dragon
Old Quebec Street Mall
55 Wyndham St.N.
Guelph, Ontario

Ontario – Kingston

4-Colour, 8-Bit Comics & Games
Join creators Ronn Sutton (Honey West, Elvira) and Janet Hetherington (Eternal Romance, Elvira) at 4-Colour, 8-Bit Comics & Games from 12 – 5 pm in Kingston, Ontario on Free Comic Book Day!

4-Colour, 8-Bit Comics & Games
348 Princess Street
Kingston, Ontario K7L 1B7 CANADA
613-542-1200 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              613-542-1200      end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Janet's website:
Ronn's website:

Ontario – Kitchener

Lookin for Heroes
Appearing from noon till 3 PM on FCBD at Lookin for Heroes:

Mel Taylor (writer) Growing up Comics, Bootleg
Richard Zajac (artist) G.I. JOE, Thoughtless

Back Issue comics are 50% off all day during FCBD!

Lookin for Heroes
93 Ontario St S.
Kitchener, Ontario Canada
519-570-0873 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              519-570-0873      end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Ontario – Mississauga

Image Collections
Image Collections Presents Our Famous Parking Lot Free Comic Book Day Event… All Day Long!

One of the oldest & largest Free Comic Book Day Events in Canada is only 15 minutes from Toronto. Come on down every year for a Giant-Sized Celebration of the medium of sequential storytelling…

8:30am – 6:00pm – Over 100 Comic-Related Interactive Activities, Live-In-Person Debates, Discussions, Jams, Presentations, Showcases, Showdowns, Teachings, Workshops, and more! Come support these fantastic creators:

McHozer Comics, a rising Canadian Comic Book Studio/Publisher
Daniel Wong, McHozer, (Celtic Shaman, Deadmen &Poodleskirts)
Chris McQuaid, McHozer (Celtic Shaman, Deadmen &Poodleskirts)
Jason Roussel, McHozer, (Let There Be Rob)
Adam Gorham, (The Vampire Conspiracy GN / DVD)
Bruce Durham, (The Marsh God GN, Paradox, Flashing Swords)
Christopher Yao,
Arnold Trinidad (Spent Pencils Studio )
"Nyck" The Mystery Illustrator (Spent Pencils Studio )
Vishal Murthy, University of Guelph Editorial Cartoonist
Kevin Zaworski (Nobody Moves)

Image Collections Free Comic Book Day 2010 Outdoor Event:
{….it's BIG!….Don't Miss Out! :o]

Easy 2 see 'Picture Album' of just some of the events planned for Saturday:

Bring your camera, sketchbook, hat, a fold-up chair, samples of your work, the neighbourhood kids, and multiple opinions, along with yourself:

Lineup begins at 8am, events commence at 9:00am, Store opens at 10:00am, FREE COMICS start at 11am.  Prove your worthiness in 'The Way of the Comic' and attend a memorable and interactive day of fun!

In celebration of the fine art of everything Pilgrimish, we'll also be hosting a…

Scott Pilgrim Love-In @ Image Collections FCBD 2010:

'Iron Man 2' blockbuster movie discussion @ 2:00pm!

Draw comics, chat comics, meet artists, writers, local celebrities, and sales…Up to 80% OFF!

-Special Artist-Jams!
-All Ages Events 9:00am-2:00pm!
-Over 20 'Learn 2 Draws'!
-Manga Super Blasts!
-How 2 Make Your Own Comic!
-Sketch-Offs / Sketch-Duels!
-Comic Book Trivia Contests!
-Comic-Sci Fi Movie / TV Debates!
-Publisher Spotlights!
-HeroClix Demo & Events!
-Star Wars Miniatures Demo & Events!
-Magic CCG Events!
-Yugioh Demo & Events!
-World Of Warcraft CCG Demo!

Image Collections
181a Queen Street South
@ Hwy 401west & Mississauga Road
L5M 1L1
(905) 542-8307 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (905) 542-8307      end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Ontario – Toronto

Paradise Comics
Paradise Comics is happy to participate in the 8th annual FREE COMIC BOOK DAY with a special gathering of creators.In attendance.

who joins New Mutants in July, coming off his work on Dark X-Men to draw the team of young X-graduates with writer Zeb Wells.

Currently, Ty is writing IDW's Star Trek comic book, working for Bongo, DC, Marvel and others, as well as teaching at the Toronto Cartoonists Workshop

His distinctive coloring on the Wolverine: Origin series marked a new direction in coloring in the comics medium.It was soon followed by the Blockbuster Stephen King's The Dark Tower series of comics

Hilary Leung is a designer by day, illustrator by night and ultimate player on weekends. Having spent the last five years pursuing other dreams, he is happy to return to his first true love – drawing

The Legend of Ninja Cowboy Bear is an illustrated children's story about three friends who discover an important truth about equality and how to appreciate one another.

LlANA has been called "Canada's Ultimate Fangirl" by the Edmonton Journal, is a prominent voice in the world of all things geeky. She was the "Red" half of Ed & Red's Night Party!, Canada's longest running comedy series, she co-hosts a talk radio show on Toronto's CFRB, and writes feature articles for She is also an avid cosplayer. Get a special insider look at upcoming Ed and Red TV shows!

We will be giving out over 20 different individual comics from a variety of publishers including Marvel,D.C, Dark Horse and many others

Paradise Comics
3278 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario

Silver Snail Comics
Silver Snail Comics will be celebrating Free Comic Book Day from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm with superhero-costumed staff, Stormtroopers (courtesy of the 501st Garrison), nerd girls (courtesy of, and of course FREE comic books!

In attendance:
Anthony Del Col (Image's Kill Shakespeare )
Conor McCreery (Image's Kill Shakespeare )
Andy B. (Image's Kill Shakespeare )
Marvin Law
Sean Ward
Spent Pencil Studios

Silver Snail Comics will also be having an all day in-store sale. And, don't forget all our DC and Marvel graphic novels are now 20% off the US cover price!

Silver Snail Comics
367 Queen St. West
Toronto, Ontario M5V 2A4
416-593-0889 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              416-593-0889      end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Quebec – St-Laurent

Eisner Nominated Artist Cameron Stewart (Batman & Robin, Catwoman, Sin Titulo, BPRD, Hellblazer) and Artist J Bone (Batman: The Brave & the Bold, DC Super Friends, Alison Dare)
Schedule to be determined.

We'll also be having our Anniversary Sale, so everything in the store will be discounted!

Cosmix also has many more activities planned, for more info; you can visit our websit

931, Decarie
St-Laurent, QuebecH4L 3M3
(514) 744-9494 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (514) 744-9494      end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Saskatchewan – Saskatoon

8th Street Books & Comics
Scheduled Appearance: Tom Grummett (Death of Superman, X-Men Forever).

8th Street Books & Comics
1006 8th Street East
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
S7H 0R9
306-343-6624 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              306-343-6624      end_of_the_skype_highlighting


Quezon City

Comic Odyssey
Join us on FCBD 1PM-3PM and meet special guest artists:
LEINIL YU (Secret Invasion, Ultimate Avengers 2, Wolverine)
GERRY ALANGUILAN (Ultimate Avengers 2, X-Force, Wolverine)
ED TADEO (X-men, Wolverine)


All back issues in our bins, only P50 each.
10-50% off everything in stock…graphic novels, toys, manga, and more!
Raffle prizes every half hour

The Mayhem begins at 10:30 AM.  Don't miss it!!!

Level 3, Expansion Mall
Robinsons Galleria
Quezon City, Philippines



GnB Comics
Join GnB Comics on FCBD from 1 PM-3 PM and meet special guest artists:

Storm Lion Artists:

Zid (City of Dust, Black Light: Tango Down)
Skan (Front Mission, Storm Lion #0)
Lee (Freedom Formula, Storm Lion #0)
Edmund Shern (Freedom Formula, Storm Lion #0)

Huge FCBD Sale!
The Great TP SALE
ALL in stock TPS at Special Price!!!
Free Comics for ALL
The Mayhem begins at 12 noon!

GnB Comics
Block 1 Rochor Center
Singapore 180001



Staffars Serier
Swedish horror sensation Kim W. Andersson signs his debut album Love Hurts during FCBD at Staffars Serier.

Staffars Serier
Bellmansgatan 26A
118 57 Stockholm, Sweden
phone + 46 8 642 91 94 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              + 46 8 642 91 94      end_of_the_skype_highlighting

About Rich Johnston

Head writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world. Living in London, father of two. Political cartoonist.

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