It’s HERE! Well, almost. But finally, we can start to announce all the cool stuff The Comic Bug has been working on behind the scenes to bring you the most exciting FREE COMIC BOOK DAY we’ve ever attempted.
This year, you’ll be able to participate in FREE COMIC BOOK DAY with The Comic Bug in not ONE, not TWO, but THREE separate locations! We’ll have FREE COMICS and ACTIVITIES at both our Manhattan Beach and Culver City locations, so make sure you drop in to the shop nearest you and scoop up lots of free goodies, then you’ll want to hurry over to the CULVER CITY TEEN CENTER for The Comic Bug’s (and possibly the WORLD’s) first-ever FREE COMIC-CON DAY! And what a day do we have planned, with participation from over 70 comic book writers and artists, nearly EVERY major publisher and loads of COSPLAYERS, PODCASTS and CONTESTS. Can I get a witness?!
Here’s your first look at what The Comic Bug has been cooking!
ROBBI RODRIGUEZ (artist, co-creator SPIDER-GWEN)
SIYA OUM (variant cover artist, creator of LOLA XOXO)
JOEL ELAD (CGC autograph witness)
BOB’S BURGERS TABLE
FRANK MASTROMAURO (OVERTAKEN)
VINCE HERNANDEZ (DAMSELS IN EXCESS)
PETER STEIGERWALD (ZOOHUNTERS)
JT KRUL (All New SOULFIRE)
DAVID WOHL (All New FATHOM)
MARK ROSLAN (BUBBLEGUN)
SCOTT LOBDELL (FATHOM)
WAYNE ENTERPRISES (DC COMICS)
DANNY MIKI (BATMAN)
LEA HERNANDEZ (TEEN TITANS GO!)
GARRY BROWN (CATWOMAN)
EMI BROWN (BATMAN LEGO)
KI KIM (artist)
BRIAN BUCCELLATO (DETECTIVE COMICS)
STEVE BUCCELLATO (BATGIRL: CONVERGENCE)
BLOND THE COLORIST (SUICIDE SQUAD)
SCOTT KOBLISH (DEADPOOL, X-MEN ’92)
CHUCK WOJTKIEWICZ (DEADPOOL: THE MOVIE)
RICHARD STARKINGS (ELEPHANTMEN)
ERIC CANETE (RUN LOVE KILL)
JONATHAN TSUEI (RUN LOVE KILL)
AXEL ORTIZ (AXE COP: The Animated Series)
D.J. KIRKBRIDE (THE BIGGER BANG, AMELIA COLE)
BARBARA KESEL (MY LITTLE PONY, WATCHMEN)
JEFF STOKELY (THE SPIRE, SIX GUN GORILLA)
CHUCK B.B. (BLACK METAL)
MICHAEL ALAN NELSON (HEXED)
JOSHUA DYSART (IMPERIUM)
JAMES ASMUS (QUANTUM & WOODY MUST DIE!)
ANDY LIEGL (comic’s greatest cheerleader!)
NINTH CIRCLE/ATOMIC BASEMENT
RAFAEL NAVARRO (SONAMBULO, GUNS A’BLAZIN)
KEVIN ALTIERI (BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES)
OSSM! COMICS/DARK PLANET COMICS
OMAR SPAHI (SEPARATORS)
STEPHAN FRANCK (SILVER)
DARBY POP PUBLISHING
ANDREW ROBINSON (7th SWORD, THE FIFTH BEATLE)
MATTHEW FEDERMAN (DEAD SQUAD)
STEPHEN SCAIA (DEAD SQUAD)
KEN KRISTENSEN (INDESTRUCTIBLE)
JACK LAMBERT (DOBERMAN)
RENAE GEERLINGS (Editor-In-Chief)
LORD MESA (CHIBI HERO ART)
CHRIS BRANDT (A HERO A DAY)
DON WALKER (AGENT: WILD)
DAVID BLAKE LUCARELLI (CHILDREN’S VAMPIRE HUNTING BRIGADE)
DON SCHMIDT (STEAMFUNK)
TANYA BJORK (HAVENHURST)
JOIE BROWN (HEAVENLY KIBBLE GUARDIAN KORGI)
ALEJANDRO LEE (THE ADVENTURES OF SALLY SPROCKET & PISTON PETE)
TONY DONLEY (ALBERT EINSTEIN: TIME MASON)
SKIPPER MARTIN (BIZARRE NEW WORLD)
JAMES F. WRIGHT (NUTMEG)
DEWAYNE FEENSTRA (THE ADVENTURES OF AERO-GIRL)
TIM HEIDERICH (MISUNDERSTANDING COMICS)
MOM (she’s a mystery!)
ROBERT ZAILO (KURT NOVA)
FLOBO BOYCE (SILVERSTREEK)
RALPH MIRANDA (MAN FIGHTING STREET, strongest man in comics)
CHRIS KAWAGIWA (THE TELL)
STEPHAN YAN (Deadpool cosplayer)
ALICIA HOLLINGER (HEAVY METAL MAGAZINE)
CESAR I. ROSAS (ARTIST)
GLENN BROWN (ARTIST)
DAVE HOLTZ (ARTIST)
LAK LIM (ARTIST)
THAT HASHTAG SHOW
DRINKING WITH COMICS
COMICS ON COMICS
SEQUART ORGANIZATION (comic book documentaries)
Patrick Meaney (filmmaker)
Marissa Stotter (director, SHE MAKES COMICS) – A fantastic cinema imprint dedicated to great comic book based documentaries!
A FISTFUL OF COMICS (collectible supplies) – Protect your comics, prints and more with these fine supplies!
TEE NO EVIL
T-Shirts and fine geek apparel
ANGEL CITY DERBY GIRLS
Learn all about Culver City’s awesome derby team, one of the top in the nation!
Check out what’s happening in and around L.A. every Thursday! Free schwag too!
Quench your thirst with samples of HUBERT’S delicious LEMONADE!
COMIKAZE PHOTO BOOTH
Take a photo outside a LIFE SIZED TARDIS and learn about the upcoming COMIKAZE CONVENTION!
Manufacturer of finely detailed superhero and sci-fi models and statues
Delicious (and HEALTHY!) snacks to satisfy your hunger!
The Comic Bug has been working with artist SIYA OUM and MARVEL COMICS to bring you a special edition of EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #2 that introduced SPIDER-GWEN! This exclusive cover by SIYA OUM will only be available at THE COMIC BUG starting on FREE COMIC BOOK DAY for $10.00. Limited 1 per person. Sketch cover $20.00. Pick up both copies for $25. Get your books signed by both Siya and SPIDER-GWEN creator ROBBI RODRIGUEZ!
We’ve ordered more FREE COMICS than ever before to ensure that EVERYONE gets free goodies to get into your hot hands! We’re talking TENS OF THOUSANDS of FREE COMIC BOOKS!
Mark your calendar! FREE COMIC BOOK DAY (and FREE COMIC-CON DAY) is happening Saturday, May 2nd from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. (earlier at the shops)! It will be a day long remembered! May the force be with you!
It’s all happening at the Culver City Teen Center!