April 30, 2010


Kevin Smith talks about Free Comic Book day! Via our friend Rich Johnston at Bleeding Cool.

Mosey over to SEQUENTIAL CHICAGO to see the signing schedules of local Chicago Stores.

3244 N. Clark Street

Free Comic Book Day is May 1, 2010 (psst, that’s tomorrow)! Fun for all ages, FCBD is the one day a year when comic shops across the nation unite and promote our wares by giving specific titles out for FREE!!! Many of the books are kid friendly and we encourage parents to bring the little ones in for a fun time and FREE reading!

Writer Onrie Kompan ( will be in our store signing and promoting his book Yi Soon Shin from 12ish to whenever he feels like it! We are happy to have him!

Chicago Comics is passing out free books all day! Extra bonus points if you come in dressed like your favorite comic book character!

4835 N. Western Ave.
SKOTTIE YOUNG (Wonderful Wizard of OZ, New X-Men)
TIM SEELEY (Hack/Slash, Exiles)

1530 West Montrose
The first 50 customers on FCBD will receive the exclusive WAR MACHINE Heroclix in their Gift Bag! There will also be and hourly raffle through out the day. There will be free comics and everything else is 25% off! (New Comics, trades, toys, statues and more!)
FCBD 2010 is the best day for comic book fans and at the Comic Vault we will have; Free Comics, Gift bags for the first 50 customers, hourly raffle, 25% off sale, local creators, IRON MAN 2 tickets plus a movie night with a social hour.
May 1st is also the release party for Tom Stillwell’s new comic Toy Boy: What Happens In Vegas! He’ll be signing copies from 11AM-1PM and giving away previews of his next book the Toy Boy Halloween Special.

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
Elliot Serrano – Army of Darkness

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

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

Challengers Comics
1845 N. Western Ave. 2R

We’ve got a TON planned for Free Comic Book Day 2010! First and foremost, you know we always like having an artist that has a Free Comic Book out that day, so we’re proud to have DC Comics Superstar artist (and former Nortongers owner) MIKE NORTON!! He has art in the Free Comic Day comic DC Kids Mega-Sampler!

Also, coming all the way from Michigan, we finally get to have an event with one of our favorite comic-industry people and ultra Star Wars fan KATIE COOK who will be here for almost the whole day doing awesome sketches and talking about Fraggle Rock to anyone who will listen!

And you know how we love music at this event, too, right? Well we’ll also have WEDNESDAY HEROES in-store all day. Not only will they play a set of super-hero themed music around 3pm, but they’ll also be selling ‘Sonic Sketches’ where they’ll write and record a short original song on the spot for you and you’ll get a CD of your song!

*WHEW* And don’t forget the FREE COMICS!!

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