Prepare yourselves for the biggest holiday of the year here in Comic Book City, USA...Free Comic Book Day 2015! This year we'll be expanding our event with a dozen artists at home base, a record four satellite locations each with their own special activities, and exclusive books, t-shirts and prints! All of that in addition to the cosplayers, facepainting, trivia, movie screenings, door prizes and, of course COMICS our citizens have come to expect throughout the years!
FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2015 with Boatwright • Browne • dos Santos • Green • Howard • Lenox • Thompson & the New York Four!!!
SHAZAM "EARTH S" CONVERGENCE RELEASE PARTY • Signing with writer Jeff Parker & artist Evan "Doc" Shaner!
Long before the ground-breaking, '80s blockbuster Crisis on Infinite Earths, there existed a world where a boy was transported on a subway car to a wizard living at the fulcrum of time and bestowed the Wisdom of Solomon, the Strength of Hercules, the Stamina of Atlas, the Power of Zeus, the Courage of Achilles and the Speed of Mercury when he speaks the magic work, "SHAZAM!!"
Join us as we celebrate a return to the streets of Fawcett City as they were imagined by C.C. Beck in 1941, a story so rich its popularity at one point eclipsed even that of the Man of Steel, with Convergence's Earth S #1 written by Jeff Parker (Agents of Atlas, Aquaman) and illustrated by Evan "Doc" Shaner (Flash Gordon, Buddy Cops)!
What will the Big Red Cheese, Mary Marvel, Captain Marvel Jr.,and even Black Adam do when their idyllic homeworld is infringed upon by Mark Waid, Brian Augustyn Mike Mignola and P. Craig Russell's Gotham by Gaslight!
As the guys sit down with the latest installment of Previews magazine, featuring items shipping in June 2015, Stephen outlines the high points of DC's Divergence initiative, Jay bemoans the launch of series and characters in anthology series, and Riley searches high and low for new Humanoids titles to try out!
Stephen, Jay and Austin explore the controversies surrounding Erik Larsen and J. Scott Campbell's comments on Wonder Woman's new costume, June's proposed Batgirl #40 Joker variant by Rafael Albuquerque and accusations against X-Men '92 writer Chris Sims from fellow blogger Valerie D'Orazio before getting caught up on two weeks of Comics at the Table! As if that wasn't enough, Jermaine and Val also bring you a road report on Wizard World Raleigh!
Feeling kind of overwhelmed this morning with Free Comic Book Day preparation, but one thing I don't have to worry about is this year's poster, done by the magnificent Emi Lenox three weeks before her deadline! We'll have hi-res version available for download, three-color screen-printed prints and a brand new Acme t-shirt with the design over the next few weeks, but I just couldn't wait to share!
Jermaine, Stephen and Jay welcome new Acme employee and podcast editor Austin to the show as they attempt to make sense of the structure of Secret Wars, illuminate on the distinction that there are Artist Editions and then there is everything else, and call their shots on the best comics and graphic novels in the March Previews catalogue for items shipping in May!