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Find Your Favorite Image Comics Creator Signing on Free Comic Book Day


This Saturday, May 2, in celebration of Free Comic Book Day, comics fans new and old will enjoy a free issue of SAVAGE DRAGON LEGACY #1 by Erik Larsen and a free issue of Top Cow/Image Comics’ TALES OF HONOR by Matt Hawkins and Linda Sejic when they visit any participating local comic book shop, while supplies last. In addition, retailers will have an opportunity to compete for an all-expenses-paid Mark Millar signing for their store.

Bestselling writer Mark Millar is challenging comic book retailers to get their staff in the Millarworld spirit with a very special FCBD competition. Comic book stores who send photos of their staff dressed as Millarworld characters to millarworldpreviews@markmillarltd.com by midday GMT on Friday, May 8 will be entered for a chance to win a Mark Millar appearance at your store! The winner will be announced by Monday, May 11th and Millar will appear by plane, train, or automobile—at his expense—to sign at the winning store later this year.

With an enormous variety of characters to choose from, including Hit-Girl, Kick-Ass, Nemesis, The Fox (WANTED), Chloe and Lady Liberty (JUPITER'S LEGACY), Duke McQueen, and, most recently, Corbin and Danny from CHRONONAUTS, you can really get your creative juices flowing!



FCBD appearances Image Comics creators:

Paul Azaceta (OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA)
ACME 4 at Samurai Comics
1120 S. Country Club Drive #107
Mesa, AZ 85210
www.samuraicomics.com


Jacob Semahn (GONERS)
Comic Factory
1298 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106
https://thecomicsfactory.com


Ryan Cady (WITCHBLADE CASE FILES), Ken Kristensen (TODD THE UGLIEST KID), Richard Starkings (ELEPHANTMEN), Brian Haberlin (SPAWN)
The Comic Bug
Culver City Teen Center
4153 Overland Ave
Culver City, CA 90230
www.thecomicbug.com


Erik Larsen (SAVAGE DRAGON), Matt Hawkins (TALES OF HONOR)
Flying Colors Comics & Other Cool Stuff
Oak Grove Plaza Shopping Center
2980 Treat Blvd
Concord, CA 94518
http://www.flyingcolorscomics.com


Matt Hawkins (TALES OF HONOR)
Treasure Island Comics
5018 Mowry Ave.
Fremont, CA 94538
http://treasureislandcomics.com


Nick Dragotta (HOWTOONS)
Alameda Public Library Main Branch
1550 Oak St
Alameda, CA 94501
http://alamedaca.gov/library/events/3275


Sina Grace & Michael Stock (PENNY DORA & THE WISHING BOX)
The Pasadena Public Library
285 E Walnut St
Pasadena, CA
http://cityofpasadena.net/library/news_events/calendar/?trumbaEmbed=date%3D20150502


Megan Levans (MADAME FRANKENSTEIN)
Blastoff Comics
The Federal Bar
5303 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Blastoff-Comics/225861877482304


Jimmie Robinson (THE EMPTY)
Blue Moon Comics
1560B 4th St
San Rafael, CA
http://bluemooncomics.com/


Michael Moreci
Aw Yeah Comics
4933 Oakton St.
Skokie, IL 60077
http://awyeahcomics.com


Kyle Starks (SEXCASTLE)
The Book Broker
2717 Covert Ave
Evansville, IN 47714
http://www.bookbrokercollectibles.com


Alex di Campi (NO MERCY)
Aw Yeah Comics
107 North High Street
Muncie, IN 47305
http://awyeahcomics.com


Kyle Higgins & Alec Siegel (C.O.W.L.)
Daydreams Comics
21 S Dubuque St
Iowa City, IA 52240
www.daydreamscomics.com


Kyle Strahm (SPREAD)
Elite Comics
11842 Quivira Rd
Overland Park, KS 66210
www.elite-comics.com


Kurtis J. Wiebe (PETER PANZERFAUST, RAT QUEENS, PISCES) & Johnnie Christmas (PISCES)
Third Eye Comics
2027-A West St
Annapolis, MD
http://www.thirdeyecomics.com/sat-5215-free-comic-book-day-the-7-year-anniversary-of-third-eye-comics/


Joe Eisma (MORNING GLORIES), Rob Guillory (CHEW), Kody Chamberlain (PUNKS THE COMIC), Robert Wilson IV (BITCH PLANET)
Bombshell Comics and Stuff
2103 Hardy St
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
https://m.facebook.com/events/1037192826308177?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A98%7D&aref=98


Otis Frampton (ODDLY NORMAL)
The Source Comics & Games
2057 Snelling Ave N.
Roseville, MN 55113
www.sourcecomicsandgames.com


Jason Latour (SOUTHERN BASTARDS)
HEROES AREN'T HARD TO FIND
1957 East 7th Street
Charlotte, NC 28204
https://www.facebook.com/events/1580439275531068


Ryan Browne (GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS), Jason Howard (TREES)
Acme Comics
2150 Lawndale Dr,
Greensboro, NC 27408
www.acmecomics.com


Frank Barbiere (FIVE GHOSTS)
Zapp Comics
Valley Ridge Shopping Center
574 Valley Rd
Wayne, NJ 07470
zappcomics.com


Adam McGovern (NIGHTWORLD)
Dewey's Comic City,
13 Park Ave.
Madison, NJ 07940
https://www.facebook.com/events/1568059173474541/

Joe Kelley (BANG!TANGO)
Comic Book Depot
2847 Jerusalem Ave
Wantagh, NY 11793
https://www.facebook.com/TheComicDepot


Jim Zub (WAYWARD, SKULLKICKERS) **NOTE: This is a SUNDAY event**
Escape Pod Comics
302 Main Street,
Huntington Village, NY, 11743
http://escapepodcomics.com


Steve Orlando (UNDERTOW)
Comic Depot
514 Broadway,
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
www.comicdepotllc.com
Excellent Adventures
110 Milton Ave
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
www.excellentadventurescomics.com 
Hollywood for Homeless Pets: A Salute to the Hollywood Superhero
Canfield Casino, E Congress St
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
https://www.facebook.com/events/358148364378935/


Kurt Busiek (THE AUTUMNLANDS: TOOTH & CLAW)
Dragonvine Comics and Gifts
1859 Pioneer Pkwy East
Springfield, OR 97477
http://www.dragonvinetoys.com


Shaun S. Struble (THE LI’L DEPRESSED BOY)
Comic Asylum
905 N. Jupiter Road #170
Richardson, TX 75081
www.comicasylum.com


Ryan Burton (DARK ENGINE)
Lyon's Den
20 W Bolivar S
Vidor, TX 77662
https://www.facebook.com/lyonsdencomicsandgames


Greg Rucka (LAZARUS)
Gabi’s Olympic Cards and Comics
4230 Pacific Ave SE
Lacey, WA
www.olympiccardsandcomics.com


Tim Seeley, Mike Norton, Jenny Frison (REVIVAL)
Johnny Cee's Cards
536 Grand Ave
Schofield, WI 54476
www.johnnyceecards.com


ENGLAND:
Christian Ward (ODYC), Duncan Fegredo (MPH), Kieron Gillen (THE WICKED + THE DIVINE)
Gosh! London
1 Berwick Street, London
www.goshlondon.com


CANADA:
Jeff Lemire (DESCENDER)
Gotham Central Comics
Missassauga, ON
https://www.facebook.com/gothamcentral


Valentine de Landro (BITCH PLANET)
Dr. Comics
44 Kensington Avenue
Toronto, ON M5T 2J9
https://www.facebook.com/1drcomics 

Ed Brisson (SHELTERED)
BIG PETE’S COLLECTIBLES
128 Lonsdale Ave
North Vancouver, BC
https://www.facebook.com/events/1417551841893785/


ABOUT FREE COMIC BOOK DAY (FCBD):
Celebrate & discover the amazing world of comic books on Free Comic Book Day! Taking place annually on the first Saturday in May, Free Comic Book Day is a single day when participating comic book specialty shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops! For more information and particpating locations go to http://www
.freecomicbookday.com/storelocator

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