This coming Saturday, May 1st, is Free Comic Book Day, a global event in which millions of free comic books will be given away absolutely free-of-charge to people visiting participating stores. So, what better time to visit with Joe Field whose brainchild FCBD is? Joe’s not just a mad genius bent on putting free comics into your hands. No, he’s also the owner/operator of Eisner Award Winning comic shop Flying Colors Comics and Other Cool Stuff in Concord, California.
Joe’s got a lot to say about Free Comic Book Day, retailing, comics that excite him and the business of comics itself.
On day two of my Pauloween Horror Nights excursion to Orlando, Fl, I decided to hit Google and see what comic shops I could find. I always like to, if I have the time, see what different areas offer as far as general geekery is concerned. Little did I realize, but A COMIC SHOP was only 20 minutes from my hotel? What’s A COMIC SHOP, you might ask?
Well, in a series of articles for Newsarama (entitled “Shop of Ideas”), A Comic Shop has proven themselves one of the most forward thinking comic shops in the industry. How so?
Their creator signings are among the best. They go all out and make a party out of it! (more here)
No back issues! Yes, you heard me. They get rid of them, using them to instead help promote the shop. Or selling them at hugely discounted rates! For example, I picked up…
A 2-pack of Wolverine back issues (73-74) for $2.95. SIGNED BY JASON AARON!
Amazing Spider-Man: Kraven’s First Hunt Hardcover, collecting issues 564-677 of ASM, for $10!
Mighty Avengers 21-34 for $2.95
Agents of Atlas #1-5 for $5.95!
Read after the jump for more A Comic Shop awesomeness, and a chance to win a FREE SIGNED COMIC BOOK!
The celebrant asked Neal whether he would love, honor, and cherish Williams, “…Through infinite crises and secret wars.” I teared up. Seriously.
He also went on to observe that starting today the newlyweds will receive lots of advice on how to manage their marriage. That got me to thinking. My Dad gave me some advice before I got married that perhaps I could share.
I thought better of it though as Dad’s advice related largely to clitoral stimulation. True story.
It was a beautiful ceremony that we were honored to witness.
We here at Ideology of Madness extend our congratulations to Richard and Chris wishing them happiness and joy.
May your joys be as bright as the morning, your years of happiness as numerous as the stars in the heavens, and your troubles but shadows that fade in the sunlight of love.
According to a press release circulated Wednesday, writer Mark Millar (Civil War, Marvel 1985) will be the Guest of Honor later this year at Wizard World Chicago Comic-Con.
Veteran comic scribe Mark Millar is currently setting Hollywood on fire with properties like Wanted and Kick-Ass, and now the Scottish sensation will be meeting and greeting fans at Chicago Comic-Con. Known for his larger-than-life characters and action sequences that make Michael Bay movies look like “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” fans are guaranteed a rip-roaring good time when they meet Millar at any one of his numerous panels and signings taking place all weekend long.
Chicago Comic-Con is August 6-9, 2009 at the Donald E Stephens Convention Center.