Upcoming Events at the Comic Bug!

  • Wed
    19
    Feb
    2014
    5:00 pm

    An Aurora Grimeon Story: Will O’ the Wisp explores the spooky world of a cemetery island in the southern swamps that time has passed by, its creepy cast of characters, and an old biological supply company; all through the eyes of a teenage girl. Along the way she discovers Hoodoo (a uniquely American magical practice), and delves deeply into it when mysterious happenings out in the swamp begin to threaten those on the island. The story features many authentic Hoodoo practices. This is the first self-contained story featuring Aurora and her pet raccoon Missy solving mysteries steeped in southern ghost stories.

    Meet the creators of this phantasmagoric tale, writer Tom Hammock and illustrator Megan Hutchison Wednesday, February 19th from 5 to 8 p.m. at The Comic Bug and see this "impressively creepy" tale for yourself!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZf1wJDMSG0will o wisp

  • Sat
    22
    Feb
    2014
    4:00 pm

    This is the big one, folks! Intellectual Property and Copyright lawyer DAVID LIZERBRAM has agreed to take time to sit in with the creator group on Saturday, February 22nd from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

    This is a FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY to talk about the law and creativity. Learn how a partnership works with a fellow creator. How to look out for your own creator rights and what to expect if your creation gets picked up by a publisher. Mr. Lizerbram is a fountain of knowledge and lectures at San Diego Comic-Con and Comikaze annually. Bring questions! Don't miss it!

    Check out Mr. Lizerbram's website and blog here:

    http://lizerbramlaw.com/lawyer

  • Wed
    05
    Mar
    2014
    11a - 8p

    Wednesday, March 5, The Comic Bug will be experiencing BEATLEMANIA with Andrew Robinson! THE FIFTH BEATLE: THE BRIAN EPSTEIN STORY is a graphic novel by Vivek Tiwary, Andrew C Robinson and Kyle Baker.

    The Fifth Beatle is the untold true story of Brian Epstein, the visionary manager who discovered and guided the Beatles - from their gigs in a tiny cellar in Liverpool to unprecedented international stardom. Yet more than merely the story of "The Man Who Made the Beatles," The Fifth Beatle is an uplifting, tragic, and ultimately inspirational human story about the struggle to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds. Brian himself died painfully lonely at the young age of thirty-two, having helped the Beatles prove through "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" that pop music could be an inspirational art form. He was homosexual when it was a felony to be so in the United Kingdom, Jewish at a time of anti-Semitism, and from Liverpool when it was considered just a dingy port town.

    Come meet artist ANDREW ROBINSON from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and then from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. He'll have graphic novels and gorgeous art prints available to dazzle your eyes!beatle

  • Sat
    22
    Mar
    2014
    All Day

    To celebrate 20 years of amazing Hellboy writing and art, The Comic Bug will have 25% OFF Mignola merchandise!  There will also be a limited number of  The Comic Bug Exclusive limited print, the Death of Hellboy. 

    http://artofmikemignola.com/

    http://www.darkhorse.com/Blog/1626/hellboy-day-participatinhellboy cvoerg-stores

  • Sat
    29
    Mar
    2014
    1p-3p

    DAVID LAPHAM'S STRAY BULLETS IS BACK!

    The award-winning crime series is back with an all new story arc entitled STRAY BULLETS: KILLERS.

    That's not all! Along with the release of STRAY BULLETS: KILLERS, comes the long awaited FINAL ISSUE of the original Stray Bullets series, STRAY BULLETS #41! Did you miss the first series? That's okay! It's not essential to enjoy STRAY BULLETS: KILLERS, but if you really want to treat yourself to some of the most gut-wrenching, often funny and ALWAYS surprising crime-fiction out there, pick up STRAY BULLETS: THE ÜBER ALLES EDITION which collects STRAY BULLETS #1-41, the entirety of the original series.

    STRAY BULLETS is for fans of hard-hitting, character driven crime stories in the vein of Quentin Tarantino or the Coen Brothers. Often quirky and nostalgic, each issue is packed with people you'll both love and deplore (sometimes it's even the SAME character!)

    SATURDAY, MARCH 29th, meet STRAY BULLETS creator DAVID LAPHAM for a very special signing at The Comic Bug. We will announce the hours of the signing in the very near future, but be sure to RSVP here for updates and even a chance to win a nifty STRAY BULLETS prize the day of the signing!

    COOL BEANS!stray

  • Thu
    03
    Apr
    2014
    8:15 pm

    Join The Comic Bug for the opening of Captain America: Winter Soldier.

    The Comic Bug has bought out an entire screen at ArcLight Cinema for die hard Captain America fans! Come watch the movie on opening night with true fans of the comic book and movie!  

    Exclusive: There will be a exclusive limited edition Captain America: Winter Soldier print by artist extraordinaire, Dean White.  This print will be limited to only 100 copies and will be given to those who buy a ticket.

    Get your tickets now!cap america

  • Wed
    09
    Apr
    2014
    5-7pm

    Deadpool is getting married! Meet the cover artist Scott Koblish!deadpool

    • That's right-the day you never dreamed would come has finally arrived...Deadpool is getting MARRIED!

    •  First up in this ENORMOUSLY OVERSIZED ISSUE is our the main feature-the biggest wedding since that one guy married that other guy as Deadpool and his mysterious bride tie the knot in a tale by Gerry Duggan, Brian Posehn, & Mike Hawthorne!
    •  THEN, we've rounded up EVERY writer to ever pen Wade's series to celebrate this magical occasion! No self-respecting Poolophile can miss this one!
    •  It's the most important issue 27 in the history of comics!

  • Sat
    03
    May
    2014
    11:00 am

    What is Free Comic Book Day?
    Free Comic Book Day is a single day – the first Saturday in May each year – when participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely FREE* to anyone who comes into their stores. And the Comic Bug is doing FREE COMguardiansIC BOOK DAY bigger and better than ever before!

    We’re going to have lots of fun things for comic fans of all ages: comic creator appearances, free sketches and signings, costumed heroes, and big discounts on the comics you love (or soon will love)! We will have more information as the event gets closer, so be sure to follow us on Facebook and keep checking back here for the latest information as we make it available to the public!

    So set aside that Saturday to bring your whole family to this unique, yearly event done the way only the Comic Bug can do it!

    CHARITY: Bill Mantlo Project. The Comic Bug will donate a portion of the days proceeds to support the creator of Rocket Raccoon!

    https://www.facebook.com/BillMantloProject/info

    GUEST LIST:

    Richard Starkings -  Elephantmen

    Rafael Navarro - Batman: Brave and the Bold, Sonambulo

    Jeff Stokely - Six Gun Gorilla, Reasons For Dragons

    Mike O'Hare - Masters of the Universe

    Phil Ortiz - Simpsons Comics

    Lord Mesa - Artist Extraordinaire!

    Ray Anthony Height - Artist

    Chris Brandt - Artist, film maker, producer and more!

    Chris Kawigawa - Artist, Writer

    Ralph Miranda - Artist, writer

    *while supplies last

  • Sat
    31
    May
    2014
    4p-6pLong Beach Comic Expo

    We will be holding the creator meeting at Long Beach Comic Expo with guest, Steve Niles.

    www.longbeachcomicexpo.com
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  • Wed
    25
    Jun
    2014
    5-8pm

    Every month, a group of comic creators meet at The Comic Bug to discuss the craft of making comics, network with other aspiring creators and learn first-hand from professionals in the industry. Past guests include: Steve Niles, Richard Starkings, Vince Hernandez, Ross Richie and many more! We've got some big surprises lined up for the near future too!

    We also produce comic book anthologies, created strictly by those who attend the monthly meetings. Wednesday, June 25 will be the official release party for our latest book BRIEFS! A SUPERHERO ANTHOLOGY! Come celebrate with the creators and check out the fruits of their hard work! You never know, you might wind up in our next tome!

    The creators of BRIEFS attending are Sean FitzGerald, Don Schmidt, Brannigan Cheney, Tanya Bjork, Joe O'Malley, JJ Conway, Jeffrey Scott Nuttall, David Ace Gutiérrez, Bobby Mort & John Stanley Ercek.

    In addition, Johnny Parker II & Luis Calderon (also members of the monthly creator group) will be premiering their newest issue of BLACK FIST & BROWN HAND!

    It's gonna be a celebration!

    Briefs Front Cover

  • Sat
    05
    Jul
    2014
    1-3pm

    Come meet HELLBOY creator MIKE MIGNOLA and celebrate the release of IDW'S HELLBOY ARTIST'S EDITION! This is going to be a party to rival ragnarok!

    Here's a few things you can expect!

    -Check out a curated gallery of HELLBOY pages and artwork during the event.

    -The first 25 people to PRE-ORDER/PURCHASE the HELLBOY ARTIST'S EDITION will receive a special gift courtesy of the Mignola family and Skeleton Crew Studio-a BPRD collectible ARTIFACT! Check them out here... http://www.skeltoncrewstudio.bigcartel.com/category/hellboy-b-p-r-d

    -Purchase the HELLBOY ARTIST'S EDITION and enter into a raffle to win original art by Mike Mignola!

    - Get a limited and Comic Bug Exclusive, Hellboy Shotglass with purchase of the Hellboy Artist's Edition!

     

    -Plus, you can get this gorgoeus tome signed!

    Here's a little more about the HELLBOY ARTIST'S EDITION from the fine folks at IDW!

    "Mike Mignola is one of the preeminent comics creators of the past 25 years. His career was already firmly established for his outstanding work on characters like Batman, Wolverine, a myriad of beautiful covers and more... And then came Hellboy. Mike's iconic creation struck a meteoric chord with fans from the very start and has not abated in the 20 years since his debut.

    This Artist's Edition features the first five issues of Hellboy in Hell as well as a wealth of historic supplementary material: the first three Hellboy stories-the two initial four-pagers, produced for promotional purposes, and the 10-page story from John Byrne's Nextmen #21- plus The Corpse, and two other tales selected by Mignola for inclusion.

    Each page of Mike Mignola's Hellboy Artist's edition is shot from the original art and showcases Mignola's gorgeous work as closely as possible to the physical page-this is a book for fans of great storytelling and students of the craft."

    This is not an event to be missed!

     

    https://www.facebook.com/events/224692037727265/hellboy20 hellboy

  • Wed
    23
    Jul
    2014

    As Part of the 75th Anniversary Celebration of the Dark Knight, DC Entertainment Releases a Free Special Edition of DETECTIVE COMICS #27 at Comic Book Retailers and Book Stores Nationwide 

    In celebration of Batman’s 75th anniversary, DC Entertainment is partnering with thousands of comic book retailers and bookstores across the nation to celebrate “Batman Day” on Wednesday, July 23. As part of the festivities, fans who visit participating retailers receive a free, special edition of DETECTIVE COMICS #27, featuring a reimagining of Batman’s 1939 comic book debut, designed by Chip Kidd with a script by The New York Times #1 bestselling author Brad Meltzer.

    In addition to the comic book, DC Entertainment is providing retailers access to an assortment of other collectibles to help in the celebration of “Batman Day” including a Batman 75thanniversary cape, bookmarks featuring essential Batman graphic novels and four Batman masks designed by comic book artist Ryan Sook spotlighting a variety of the character’s iconic looks from his 75-year history.

    Masks include:

    • DETECTIVE COMICS #27: Batman’s first appearance, as drawn by Bob Kane
    • BATMAN ’66: inspired by the classic TV series starring Adam West
    • THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS: As drawn by Frank Miller
    • DC COMICS – THE NEW 52: As drawn by Greg Capullo

    Fans who visit comic stores on “Batman Day” also have the opportunity to purchase ROBIN RISES: OMEGA #1, an oversized one-shot story from bestselling creators Peter J. Tomasi and Andy Kubert and GRAYSON # 1 by Tim Seeley and Mikel Janin, which depicts the original Robin, Dick Grayson, in an all new monthly series in which the crime fighter turned super spy fights to clear his name.

    Continuing the celebration, DC Entertainment is partnering with Random House to bring “Batman Day” to over 1,000 libraries across the U.S. on Saturday, July 26th.

    On the digital front, the special edition of DETECTIVE COMICS #27 will also be available for free download on Wednesday, July 23nd at www.readdcentertainment.com and all digital platforms (Kindle, iBookstore, Nook, Google Play and comixology.com).

    For the latest information and exclusive content celebrating Batman’s 75th anniversary, please visit www.batman75.com.batman mask

  • Wed
    30
    Jul
    2014

    LOW01-CovB What's THIS?! First look at our VERY FIRST EXCLUSIVE COVER!

    LOW #1 drops July 30 and you'll be able to pick up this baby ONLY at The Comic Bug. You know how much we love Rick Remender around here and we are honored to be able to put our logo on a little slice of comic book history!

    If you can't make it to the Comic Bug in person, you can order it online here!

  • Wed
    30
    Jul
    2014
    5:00 pm

    Fight the post-Comic-Con blues with an awesome DOUBLE DOSE of ASPEN excitement!

    First up, we have the fairy tale romp of DAMSELS IN EXCESS! Meet writer Vince Hernandez!

    The concept: In the land of the Five Realms, the existence of men has long since been evaporated from the hearts and minds of women. Princess Bethany–ruler of Evanfar, the largest and most prominent kingdom, finds herself at the center of a vast conspiracy that could not only threaten her kingdom—but also her life! Journey to a place where magic is abundant, unicorns and ferrets can command armies, and five women struggle to find balance—and power–in an ever-changing fairy tale world!

    Next, Aspen's runaway smash hit LOLA XOXO-gorgeously illustrated by writer/artist Siya Oum who will be here to meet and sign copies!

    The concept: In the "Wasteland," Lola, a young woman with a resolve fortified by a lifetime of survival on her own, must journey across the nuclear-decimated United States in order to find the family that was taken from her! As her quest for the truth begins, Lola uncovers the true inhumanity of the Apocalypse, as those who seek to hold power in a new frontier, will do so at all bloody costs -- including her life!

    SPECIAL OFFER! Buy Damsels in Excess #1 and get a free Lola XO #1. Buy Lola XO #1 and get a free Damsels in Excess #1. OR, buy BOTH and get a FREE HEAD SKETCH from Siya Oum! 

    Stay tuned for announcements on some of the other fine folks at ASPEN COMICS turning up to add to the fun! Don't miss it!!

    lola DIE

  • Thu
    31
    Jul
    2014
    8:15 pmArclight Beach Cities

    Join The Comic Bug in watching the summer's hot comic book film, Guardians of the Galaxy!  Your ticket purchase will include a limited edition print by artist, Dean White.  This print will be limited to those attending the screening.

    Movie Start Time- 8:15pm

    Seating - First come first served.

    Location - Arc Light Cinemashr_Guardians_of_the_Galaxy_29.jpg Beach Cities

    831 S. Nash St., El Segundo CA

  • Wed
    06
    Aug
    2014
    6:00 pm

    gunablze 2See if you're brave enough to taste "The Chief's Gourmet Chili"! Listen to the tunes of KITTYGATO and the Thirsty Crows!

    Also, DJ kirkbrides Never Ending tp signing is being added to the festivities! 2 bands! 2 books! 2 awesome!!!

    The Thirsty Crows play at 7 pm

    KITTYGATO plays at 8 pm

    This is a great comic shop and it'll be a fun event. This is your chance to come pick up that copy of Punisher 2099 you've been meaning to re-read.

    See you nerds there!

     

     

     

  • Sat
    23
    Aug
    2014
    1:00 pm

    A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...

    STAR WARS was a thing of the past! A dusty relic of a movie trilogy until 1991, when Dark Horse Comics brought us DARK EMPIRE!

    The fanbase was instantly re-energized! The love of all things Jedi/Sith rekindled! For 23 years, Dark Horse has been producing some of the best STAR WARS tales ever assembled, adding layers of characters and worlds to the lore. This August, it all ends. The EXPANDED UNIVERSE will be no more...

    Join us as we celebrate the end of an era with some of the biggest creators who have been breathing life into those stories. BRIAN WOOD, from the latest Star Wars Ongoing series... GABRIEL HARDMAN & CORRINA BECHKO from Star Wars: Legacy... CHRISTIAN GOSSETT, the artist on Tales of the Jedi who conceived the Double-Bladed Lightsaber... BARBARA KESEL, who brought DARK EMPIRE to Dark Horse in the first place! This will be a legendary send-off!

    We'll be joined by members of the REBEL LEGION to bring life to the characters we know and love and provide some amazing photo opportunites, so bring a camera!
    http://www.rebellegion.com/

    In addition to Star Wars creators, GARRY BROWN, artist of Brian Wood's THE MASSIVE and the new CATWOMAN ARTIST, will be joining us! It's not just about the past of STAR WARS, it's about the future of comics with this great post-apocalyptic soak-fest!

    So, join us! Help us take this mask off, so we can look at you one... last... time... with our OWN eyes...

    sw7

     

  • Mon
    25
    Aug
    2014

    Topics of discussion range from Chris’ new comedy album Celebrities Poop, to Saranac Brewery’s White IPA, to how Marvel should approach the inevitable recasting of the cast of the Avengers. Oh yeah, and the 90′s unforgiveable trend of gimmicky comic book covers goes to trial — is X-Force #1′s poly-bagged ridiculousness worse than Chromium? Tune in to find out!!!

    Check out Mike's hilarious hijinks with Mike and Shawn!

    dwc

  • Wed
    27
    Aug
    2014

    The Comic Bug is proud to be one of the West Coast representatives carrying the exclusive Ass-Map cover of Valiant Comics' Delinquents #1!

    "We dreamed of a comic book with a big ass on the cover and now it has come true!"  says Mike Wellman, co-owner of  The Comic Bug.  "Now I hope it is the right ass!"

    The West Coast shops will carry and exclusive cover with half of the ass-map and a few lucky East Coast stores will carry the other half.

    Get your copy signed by JAMES ASMUS and also get a FREE copy of the chromium cover of Armor Wars #1!

    assmap

     

    DELINQUENTS #1 (OF 4) REG RIVERA (VF)

    VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC

    (W) James Asmus, Fred Van (A) Kano (CA) Paolo Rivera

    Confrontation! Devastation! Inebriation! (And the lost secret of the hobos too!) Oh dear god no, you'd better get out of the way...because here come the Delinquents!

    Quantum and Woody are the world's worst superhero team. Archer & Armstrong are a mismatched pair of conspiracy-busting adventurers. When a mysterious force collides these ill-suited and irresponsible "heroes" for a cross-country race through the darkest corners of American mythology, all hell is bound to break loose. Can two busted pairs become four of kind in time to defeat the Hobo King, save the day, and make it back home in time for Happy Hour? Let's hope so...'cause these guys make a really, really bad team. (And you don't even want to know about the goat.)

     

     

  • Wed
    17
    Sep
    2014

    It's BUFFY meets DEADWOOD in the original new graphic novel PARIAH, MISSOURI!

    Meet writer Andres Salazar and check out this horror/western mashup on Wednesday, Sept. 17th.

    The book takes place just prior to the Civil War, following the strange paranormal drama that ensues in the town of Pariah, Missouri. Thrills, spills, scares and six shooters!!!

    Signing ALL DAY!

     

    PARIAH MISSOURI GN VOL 01
    SALAZAR ENTERTAINMENT
    (W) Andres Salazar (A/CA) Jose Luis Pescador
    Set before the Civil War, Pariah, Missouri is a frontier riverboat town and a haven for evil. Hiram Buchanan, a Pinkerton spy, uncovers a crime syndicate and manipulates a misfit team to follow him into danger, where the supernatural is all around them. Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Deadwood.

    pariah

  • Sat
    20
    Sep
    2014
    12:00 pm

    Come join us for the Magic The Gathering: Khans of Tarkirkhans Pre-Release Tournament.

    Games start at Noon.

    Sign up starts at 11am. $25.00

    Bring your game!

  • Sat
    27
    Sep
    2014

    Come to THE COMIC BUG Saturday evening to meet (and par-tay!) with DEATH OF WOLVERINE writer CHARLES SOULE!

    Mr. Soule will also be signing anything and everything else from his impressive body of work (LETTER 44, SWAMP THING, SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN, SHE-HULK, RED LANTERNS, INHUMAN, and many, many more!)

    In addition, we'll be giving the first 100 attendees of the evening a FREE DEATH OF WOLVERINE PINT GLASS featuring awesome artwork by JEFF STOKELY!

    The party runs from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. so you can attend both THIS event and LONG BEACH COMIC-CON! Now, that's an awesome day, true believers!

    Charles Soule is a Brooklyn, New York-based comic book author, musician, and attorney, known for his series 27 published by Image Comics, 'Letter 44' from Oni Press, 'The Death of Wolverine,' ' Superman / Wonder Woman' and other titles.

    soule

  • Sat
    04
    Oct
    2014
    12:00 pm

    It's that time of year again, folks! Sharpen your pencils, fire up the coffee pot and bring your pillow to THE COMIC BUG for 24 HOUR COMIC DAY!

    The Challenge: Make a 24 page comic in 24 hours! Can you do it? Many try, some succeed, some fail, EVERYONE has fun!

    The Comic Bug will be providing a place to sit and make your comic, snacks and coffee throughout the evening. YOU provide the talent and great vibes! Seating is limited so be sure to call the store at (310) 372-6704 to make sure we reserve space for you. It's FREE!

    That's not all! From 2:00 to 4:00 a.m., we'll be holding our ever popular 50% off trade paperbacks, graphic novels and back issues sale!

    This year, it's a PAJAMA JAMMY JAM! Wear your pajamas and get a FREE Comic Bug exclusive!

    The Challenge:

    Create a 24 page comic front to back in 24 hours! The hard fast rules are that you are supposed to show up at The Comic Bug without an idea and kick things off at noon sharp. We really don’t care how you do it. Come with a friend, work on your existing comics or ideas, we just want you to have FUN!

    From 2 a.m. to 4 a.m., we’re holding our annual 24 HOUR COMICS DAY SALE! Half off trade paperbacks and back issues. Big discounts on other store items as well. Get up and stretch and get your shopping on!

    24-hr-comic-dayNot participating in 24 Hour Comic Day? That’s okay too! Come down and cheer the creators on and you can take part in the big sale too!

  • Wed
    08
    Oct
    2014
    11a - 8pCulver City

    Chuck B.B. will bring his unique brand of METAL MAGIC to our new CULVER City location this Wednesday!

    Feel the hellfire and taste the damnation when you check out BLACK METAL OMNIBVS EDITION and say hello to the master of comic book metal in the flesh!

    black metal

  • Wed
    15
    Oct
    2014
    11am-2pmCulver City

    Like a killer dragon swooping down from the sky to blast hellfire on us all, SCOTT KOBLISH is blowing the doors WIDE OPEN on our new CULVER CITY location (4267 Overland Ave. Culver City, CA 90230).

    He's firing on all cylinders with DEADPOOL: THE ART OF WAR! Check out the special preview here:

    http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=preview&id=23664

    Deadpool is re-writing Sun Tzu's seminal ART OF WAR and the rules will be nothing short of twisted and zany! Be there!

     

    deadpool

  • Wed
    15
    Oct
    2014
    5pm-8pmCulver City

    The sensational artistic talents of BRIAN HURTT will be riding into our premises (and Brian, too!), to spotlight SIXTH GUN: the long running series of six enchanted pistols, witches, gunslingers, and unfolding secrets (what more can you ask for???)!

    All seven paperback volumes, including the spin-off collection, "Sons of the Gun", will be readily available to enjoy.
    EVEN BETTER, buy two Sixth Gun books, get ONE FREE!

    See you there!

    SixthGunCover

  • Fri
    24
    Oct
    2014
    Culver CIty

    The Comic Bug opened it's second location in Culver City!

    The long running and fantastic comic store, Comics Ink, closed it's doors on September 31st and The Comic Bug opened on October 1st.  After 23+ years, owner Steve Leclaire, says goodbye to comics and hello to retirement.

    Come by and check us out at our new location!

    The Comic Bug - 4267 Overland Ave., Culver City Ca 90230 (310)204-3240

  • Sat
    25
    Oct
    2014
    11am-4pmManhattan Beach & Culver City

    The Comic Bug will be giving away hundreds of comic books for Halloween!

    Karl Alstaetter will be at Culver City from 1-3pm

    comicfest

  • Sat
    25
    Oct
    2014
    8:00 pmManhattan Beach

    sketch fightCOMICS AND COMICS PRESENTS:  SKETCH FIGHTER PART 2!

     

    Tentative date of October 25th at THE COMIC BUG, comic book pros, TBD will be paired up with stand-up comedians from COMICS AND COMICS for the second installment of the drawing battle game, SKETCH FIGHTER.

     

    These artists may be the best in their field when it comes to 30-day deadlines, but how will they do at sketching in 60 seconds or less? Likewise, their comedian tag-team partners may be quick on their feet on stage, but when their mic is traded for a marker, will they bomb?  Only one team will emerge victorious and crowned Sketch Fighter Champions. 

     

    Upon the conclusion of the game finals, the two pads of paper used in competition will be auctioned off, with the proceeds going to the Hero Initiative.  The pads will also include a finished, not-rushed drawing by each of the artists participating, completed prior to the start of the game.

     

    RSVP on Facebook

     

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1432336347041166/

     

    SKETCH FIGHTER @ THE COMIC BUG

    Saturday, October 25th  8PM

    1807 Manhattan Beach Blvd.

    Manhattan Beach, CA 90266  

  • Wed
    29
    Oct
    2014
    2pm - 7pmCulver City

    Amazing comic writer, Joshua Williamson, will be signing at The Comic Bug to promote his many comics and to showcase his newest series from Skybound Comics!  Joshua currently writes, Birthright, Nailbiter, Ghosted, Captain Midnight, Predator: Fire & Stone & Robocop.  He is the Jamaican Brian Michael Bendis of comics today!

    Come by and check out some of his many titles and meet the writer of half of the new comic titles on the shelves!birthright01

    Haven’t heard about BIRTHRIGHT yet? Creator/writer Joshua Williamson (NAILBITER, GHOSTED), artist Andrei Bressan, and colorist Adriano Lucas are the team behind this fantastic new title. BIRTHRIGHT begins with an innocent game of catch in the park and ends with a couple still in search of their missing son years later—never knowing what became of him when he disappeared into the woods that day. But of all their imagined scenarios, nothing could prepare them for what happened when he returned. So begins the new epic series, where fantasy becomes reality.

    BIRTHRIGHT #1 (Diamond Code AUG140536) arrives in stores on 10/8, as an oversized 40 page issue, available for only $2.99.

  • Sat
    08
    Nov
    2014
    1pm-4pmCulver City

    bat SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8th! The Comic Bug Culver City is throwing its official GRAND OPENING and what a spectacle do we have planned for you!

    *DEALS! We're talking buy 2 get 1 free DC, MARVEL & IMAGE TPs. An ENTIRE ROOM filled with 50% OFF graphic novels and TPs, and much, much more!

    *CREATORS! Some of the hottest comic creators in Southern California will be on hand to meet and greet, sign autographs and provide sketches for you! GABRIEL (Star Wars Legacy, Planet of the Apes, Kinski) HARDMAN, DANNY (BATMAN) MIKI, JOSHUA (HARBINGER) DYSART, RAFAEL (SONAMBULO, GUNS A'BLAZIN) NAVARRO and D.J. (AMELIA COLE, THE BIGGER BANG) KIRKBRIDE will be in attendance to share their love of comics with you!

    *COSPLAYERS! Witness some of Los Angeles' greatest cosplayers bring the characters you know and love to life right before your naked, steaming eyes! Meet and take photos with WONDER WOMAN, SUPERGIRL, SPIDER-MAN, CASEY JONES and the crew of STAR WARS: REBELS!

    We'll be joined by Culver City's very own ANGEL CITY DERBY GIRLS who will be rocking and rolling around the parking lot to deliver even more fun and GOODIES throughout the day!

    I guess what we're trying to say is come on down to The Comic Bug Culver and prepare yourself for an epic day of FUN for the whole family!

  • Wed
    19
    Nov
    2014
    5:00 pmCulver City

    Humanity's ending was his beginning! 

    Join us at The Comic Bug Culver City on Wednesday, November 19th as we celebrate the release of D.J. Kirkbride's THE BIGGER BANG!

    This isn't a sit-com about a bunch of ne'er do well nerds that hang out with a beautiful blonde, this is a dark, mind-twisting birth of a new hero. An investigation into the creation... and perhaps the ultimate destruction of all mankind. All delivered with that special Kirkbride spice that only D.J. can add!
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  • Fri
    28
    Nov
    2014
    All DayManhattan Beach & Culver City

    Tired of waking up at 4 a.m. to bust down doors at Best Buy or Target? Or looking for something to do after you've conquered all of the fellow shoppers at the big box chains?

    Come on down to THE COMIC BUG, now serving your comic book needs with TWO LOCATIONS! It's time again for our annual BLACK LIGHTNING FRIDAY sale (now with added MAPOUPONS! MAPOUPONS are copyright/trademark The Comic Bug LLC.) What does this all mean?

    In the spirit of Amazon's "Lightning Sale" where a product goes on sale for some insanely discounted price for an hour, The Comic Bug is the first BRICK and MORTAR in HISTORY to offer a variation on that theme, the BLACK LIGHTNING SALE! Black Lightning will descend from, well, wherever he usually spends his time (comic book limbo?) and electrify various departments of the store for two hour chunks of time! 75% off Back Issues? Yep! 50% off Trade Paperbacks? You betcha! 50% off NEW COMICS?!!!! Are we insane?!!! Well, you already know the answer to that. However, these drastic deals can't last all day, so you'll have to follow us either on FACEBOOK or TWITTER to see what deals BLACK LIGHTNING is dropping next and at what location!

    That's not all! Make any purchase at either store (Comic Bug Manhattan Beach or Comic Bug Culver City) and receive an exclusive MAPOUPON! "What the hell is a MAPOUPON?" you're wondering? Well, it's not quite a MAP, it's not quite a COUPON, it's sorta a mixture of BOTH. Like a Clock Radio. Bring your MAPOUPON from one store to our OTHER location and receive a FREE NEW COMIC or 50% OFF ANY TRADE PAPERBACK or GRAPHIC NOVEL purchase!! And we will conveniently provide directions from store to store RIGHT THERE on the MAPOUPON!

    The fun runs from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at both locations! However, our MANHATTAN BEACH SHOP is holding a very special DOORBUSTER sale in the Latverian Lounge from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., so if you wanna get an early start, that's a good place to kick things off!

    We hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving! We THANK all of you for an amazing year of comics and geeky goodness!

    The Comic Bug Manhattan Beach
    1807 Manhattan Beach Blvd.
    Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
    (310) 372-6704

    The Comic Bug Culver City
    4267 Overland Ave.
    Culver City, CA 90230
    (310) 204-3240Black Friday Sales 2014 Bleeding Cool

  • Wed
    03
    Dec
    2014
    5-8 pmCulver City

    Richard Hatch, the phenomenal actor who brought APOLLO to life in the 1970's Battlestar Galactica series, kept the torch glowing bright for BSG through the 80's and 90's and returned to play TOM ZAREK in the re-imagined BATTLESTAR GALACTICA series will be appearing at THE COMIC BUG CULVER CITY to send his 70's personae off in style!

    BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: THE DEATH OF APOLLO is written by Dan Abnett, one half of the team who assembled the line-up of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY that made it to the big screen and one of the greatest sci-fi writers in comics.

    We will also be paying tribute to the dearly departed BATTLESTAR creator GLEN LARSON.

    In the meantime, check out Richard Hatch's awesome take on a Battlestar sequel, 1999's BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: THE SECOND COMING concept trailer!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_s8heJPX8xkapollo

     

  • Sat
    06
    Dec
    2014
    7-10pmManhattan Beach

    ...and now for something COMPLETELY DIFFERENT!

    Join us for a fun, dramatic evening at our Manhattan Beach location for a table read of Frank Darabont's unfilmed classic INDIANA JONES and the CITY OF THE GODS!

    When the script leaked a year or so after INDIANA JONES and the CRYSTAL SKULL was released, hard-core Indy fans were in an uproar that this, in many ways, superior, script wasn't the one chosen by the powers that be when it came time to roll cameras on the new Indy film.

    Witness as some of comic-dom's greatest talents sit down to chew up the scenery on what might be the most unique event The Comic Bug has ever offered!

    STARRING:

    RICHARD STARKINGS as Professor Oxley
    RAFAEL NAVARRO as Marion Ravenwood's husband Peter Belasko
    BARBARA KESEL as Marion
    JOSHUA DYSART as the narrator/scene director

    and introducing F.C. Brandt as INDIANA JONES!

    The man in the hat is back!indy

  • Wed
    10
    Dec
    2014
    5-8pmCulver City

    Hell Comes to Culver!

    Mike Mignola will be making his debut appearance at THE COMIC BUG CULVER CITY to sign copies of HELLBOY AND THE B.P.R.D. #1!

    Written by Mike Mignola and John Arcudi, gorgeously illustrated by Alex Maleev with lush colors by Dave Stewart, HELLBOY AND THE B.P.R.D. follows Hellboy's early adventures with the Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense in the 50's.

    A bizarre series of murders and rumors of something worse lead Professor Bruttenholm to send a young Hellboy to a Brazilian village on his first mission. Hellboy and a small group of agents uncover something terrible in the shadows of a sixteenth-century Portuguese fortress . . .

    Swing by and meet the creator of all that is HELLBOY and celebrate this exciting new chapter in Hellboy History!HELLBOY-BPRD

  • Sat
    13
    Dec
    2014
    7-10pmManhattan Beach

    Join us for a special evening screening that celebrates WOMEN and COMICS! SHE MAKES COMICS is a fascinating documentary that investigates the history of the comic book medium and the women who have been making and reading them.

    From writers to artists, editors to cosplayers, SHE MAKES COMICS covers every aspect in an entertaining and informative fashion!

    Joining us for this event will be director/producer Marisa Stotter and producer Patrick Meaney. Stay tuned for future announcements on other guests that might be taking part in the night's festivities. The screening is FREE and DVDs will be available for sale after the movie!

    Check out the trailer HERE!

    http://vimeo.com/85577047photo-main

  • Wed
    31
    Dec
    2014
    7:00 pmManhattan Beach

    Five Finger Comedy Death Punch!

    Come check outfist comedy with a night of FREE OPEN MIC! Laughter isn’t the only thing that’s ‘on da house’! We’ll have some FREE BEER too (while supplies last, feel free to BYOB too!) Step up to the stage and crack some of your own jokes too, if you dare! Or just sit back and enjoy a fun two hour show with a cold one!

    Sign-ups start at 6:30pm the show starts at 7pm
    Those who sign up get up to 8 minutes on stage while walk-ins get 3 minutes.
    Do not park directly in front of Trader Joes, they have a supply semi-truck after hours.

    Arrive early to get a seat, but standing won’t kill ya’, wimp. Wanna be funny, too? Sign up on the open mic list. Let’s do this.