Upcoming Events at the Comic Bug!
Wed14Jan20155pm-8pmManhattan Beach & Culver City
X-Wings, fall in formation and swoop down to THE COMIC BUG (either location) to celebrate STAR WARS triumphant return to MARVEL COMICS!
STAR WARS #1 by Jason Aaron and John Cassaday launches January 14th and captures the spirit and fun of the original Star Wars trilogy like no comic before!
Show your STAR WARS spirit between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. by dressing up as your favorite STAR WARS character and receive a FREE copy of the first issue!
We'll have a slew of variants available too and special STAR WARS treats by our friend justJENN designs while supplies last!
The force is strong with this one, boys and girls! It's our first event of 2015 so let's blow it up like a DEATH STAR!
Celebrate the release of Deadpool: Art of War #4, Deadpool #41 and some exciting new titles from RadCo Publishing (BAD SUMMER by Ed Laroche and A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night by Ana Lily Amirpour-who directed the critically acclaimed film of the same name). We're calling it DEADPOOLOOZA as it will be a freaky fun comic festival like none other!
Bad Summer writer/artist Ed LaRoche will be joining us to sign comics and meet fans from 5 to 8 p.m.
And putting the LOOZA in Deadpoolooza is none other than Deadpool illustrator SCOTT KOBLISH, who we have recently discovered is an amazingly talented singer/songwriter! Mr. Koblish will be going SIX STRING SAMURAI on us at 7:00 p.m. to bring us his chimichanga flavored folk rock! Here's a sample of what you can expect!
See you here, folks!
Sat24Jan20157:00 pmManhattan Beach
On January 24th, Comics and Comics will bring Sketch Fighter back to THE COMIC BUG.
Guest artists include ANDREW ROBINSON (The Fifth Beatle), LIVIO RAMONDELLI (Transformers) RAFAEL NAVARRO, SCOTT LOBDELL, and RALPH MIRANDA. All of the artists will create a drawing prior to the game and these drawings along with all art made during the game will be auctioned off and given to the HERO INITIATIVE.
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.
Following the game and the auction, the Comics and Comics stand-up show will take place, featuring the best all fanboy stand-up comedy in the Multiverse from JOE STARR, RON SWALLOW, ED GREER, TIM POWERS, SCOTT LOBDELL and TOM FRANCK.
INFERNO LOS ANGELES is a 136 page, full color graphic novel published in a deluxe over-sized hardcover edition by NeoClassics Press.
Over 700 years ago, the poet Dante Allighieri found his way to the Underworld from the dark wood outside his native Florence, and the adventure he recorded in The Inferno still haunts us to this day.
Now, in modern times, a new traveler finds his gateway to Hell beneath the urban jungle of the “City of Angels”. Inferno Los Angeles revisits Dante’s journey, weaving new characters and contemporary scenarios with the timelessly familiar scenes Dante described. It is an adventure of pure imagination, fraught with obstacles, monsters, horrific visions and prophecies — all visualized in an epic graphic style. Journey with him, as each step down this human whirlpool brings new dangers and monstrosities, as we delve ever deeper into the torments of our own minds.
You won’t understand comics until you misunderstand them!
We turn a jaundiced eye toward all that is wrong with the “invisible art”. Every innovative idea that still shuffles along past its much-deserved death, every awful web comic that still manages to rack up a million page views with recycled Star Wars jokes, the once great artists and writers who have become caricatures of their former selves, and the new talent ready to discover bold new ways to sell out.
- The History of Comics – Why comics and “fine” art ain’t so different.
- Misunderstanding Art – Why your skill and talent are holding you back.
- How to Misunderstand Characters – How to create compelling characters, or do you even need to?
- Storytelling – We distill ideas from the top names in comics, reducing a lifetime of innovation to a punchline.
- Web Comics & Self-Publishing – When no one else will print your comic about prohibition-era anthropomorphic cats.
- Manga & Everything Wrong with Japan – It’s not all school girl uniforms and tentacle rape. Just most of it.
- Intellectual Comics – Feign intellectualism with bigger words and smaller fonts.
- Comic Book Collectors & Other Fanboys – The people who pay your salary and how to exploit them.
- Making Good Money with Bad Ideas – Take this book, for example.
About the authors:
Tim Heiderich is a writer and longtime fan of comic books and comic art, both good and bad. Misunderstanding Comics is co-written and illustrated by Mike Rosen, the writer/illustrator behind the satirical adaptation of The Malleus Maleficarum: the Medieval Guide to Hunting Witches.
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
(W) Joshua Dysart (A) Doug Braithwaite (CA) Raul Allen
A daring new superhero saga from New York Times best-selling creator Joshua Dysart - writer of of the Harvey-Award nominated series HARBINGER - and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (UNITY, Justice)!
Toyo Harada is the most dangerous human being on the planet. Imbued with incredible powers of the mind, he has spent his life guiding humanity from the shadows. But today he is a wanted man. His powers are public knowledge, his allies have turned to enemies, and he is hunted by every government on the planet.
Instead of surrendering, Harada has one last unthinkable gambit to play: to achieve more, faster, and with less, he will build a coalition of the powerful, the unscrupulous and the insane. No longer content to demand a better future, he will recruit a violent legion from the darkest corners of the Earth to fight for it. The battle for utopia begins now.
SECRET IDENTITIES #1
(W) Brian Joines, Jay Faerber (A/CA) Ilias Kyriazis, Charlie Kirchoff
The supergroup known as The Front Line have just invited new hero Crosswind to join them. But what they don't know is that Crosswind is a mole, sent to learn all their secrets. And the Front Line have LOTS of secrets.
Writers BRIAN JOINES and JAY FAERBER and the stunning art team of ILIAS KYRIAZIS and CHARLIE KIRCHOFF bring you classic super-team action and intrigue for the 21st century.
Wednesday, March 25th, we'll be joined by artist extraordinaire CHUCK WOJTKIEWICZ for an evening of eye-splintering fun!
Chuck will be making the brick & mortar premiere of his amazing art book ChukArt Volume 1 (http://chukstuff.storenvy.com/products/8839854-chukart-volume-i) and showing off some new stuff he's been involved in since.
Chuck Wojtkiewicz is a freelance artist who has worked in video games, film and comics! From Halo to Warcraft to BLUR STUDIOS (the folks behind the upcoming DEADPOOL movie!) Chuck's done it all! Check out more of his work HERE:
Thu16Apr20157:00 pmManhattan Beach
Swing on by the Manhattan Beach shop THURSDAY night to catch a screening of DC Animated's new film, BATMAN VS ROBIN, based upon the sensational BATMAN: THE COURT OF OWLS story by SCOTT SNYDER!
"Beware the court of owls, that watches all the time..."
...they be watching them animated movies too!
Happening THURSDAY NIGHT 7pm @ MANHATTAN BEACH!
Food, drinks, and cinematic entertainment awaits!
Thu30Apr20157:45 pmArclight Beach Cities
Come join The Comic Bug and friends for opening night of Avengers: Age of Ultron!
Those who purchased tickets at The Comic Bug will have an admission for the movie at 7:45 pm, a coupon for a small popcorn and drink combo for $6.50 and a limited edition Avengers print signed by Siya Oum! This print is limited only those who attend the event.
The movie will start at 7:45 and play in 2 screens. Seating is first come so please arrive early. We will have a table to check in and the prints will be given after the movie.
See you there!
Sat02May201511am-5pmManhattan Beach & Culver City
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
- BRAD RADER
- HECTOR REYNOSA
- ANTONY AGUINALDO
- KAT KOSMALA
- 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!)
- TONY PURYEAR
- ERIKA ALEXANDER
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)
- DEFECTIVE GEEKS
- 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!
Writer/artist Andres Salazar returns with the second volume of his gorgeously illustrated supernatural western PARIAH, MI!
He'll have copies of the brand new VOLUME 2 on hand as well as copies of VOLUME 1 who missed it the last time his stagecoach passed through Manhattan Beach!
Read more about Andres, PARIAH, MI and more here:
Imagine, one day, you have the power to FLY! That'd be pretty special, right? You'd be on top of the world! (literally!)
Now, imagine, a day later, EVERYONE has the power to fly! Suddenly, you're just as insignificant as the next guy. That's the premise of BIZARRE NEW WORLD, a comic that mixes the magic of super-powers with the humdrum of everyday existence!
Writer Brian Buccellato (FOSTER, DETECTIVE COMICS) returns with another nail biting thriller! Imagine you learn that your dad was essentially Charles Manson and you have the central idea of SONS OF THE DEVIL! We'll be premiering the new IMAGE title at The Comic Bug Manhattan Beach and Brian will be on hand signing copies!
The shoot is sponsored by Cuddli , a new dating app. Get a free photo on the spot by installing the app on your phone, or sharing the app on Facebook!
Wed10Jun201511a - 8pManhattan Beach
It has arrived! The sci-fi action extravaganza born of the mind of Don Walker, and ably assisted on the inks by Mr. Larry Welch!
AGENT WILD is a dazzling blend of TRON meets MAD MAX with the newest, most bad-ass female hero on the block!
It has arrived! The sci-fi action extravaganza born of the mind of Don Walker, and ably assisted on the inks by Mr. Larry Welch!
AGENT WILD is a dazzling blend of TRON meets MAD MAX with the newest, most bad-ass female hero on the block!
Flashback to those long lost years of the early 90's at The Comic Bug Culver City as we celebrate the release of X-MEN '92 with artist SCOTT KOBLISH!
We haven't seen anticipation like this for a new X-book in quite some time and this one's got it all! GAMBIT! JUBILEE! ROGUE! and of course WOLVERINE, STORM, COLOSSUS, NIGHTCRAWLER and more!
Celebrate the release of Rock N' Roll Biographies FAITH NO MORE/MR. BUNGLE flip book and SLAYER with the loudest event in Comic Bug history!
SLAYER writer Michael Aushenker will be joined by FAITH NO MORE/MR. BUNGLE team of Matt Jacobs and Mike Wellman as well as Rock N' Roll Biographies publisher Mel Smith for an evening of cutting edge rock n' roll. But where's the volume, you ask?
Turn it up to 11 with THE TAINT who are in the process of learning a plethora of FAITH NO MORE songs for you to choose from for LIVE KARAOKE! (We call it FAITH NO MOREOKE around these parts) We're working on an additional musical surprise, so stay tuned!
Check out The Taint's Facebook page here:
And check out the nifty trailer Mike's wife Carol put together here:
The Spire rises out of the minds co-creators, writer Si Spurrier and cartoonist Jeff Stokely — whose Six-Gun Gorilla brought acclaim and (it’s assumed) the finest meats and cheese from throughout the land — and hails from BOOM! Studios this July.
ATHENA IX ONE SHOT CVR A SEVY
(W) Ryan Cady (A/CA) Phillip Sevy
FROM THE PAGES OF IXth GENERATION COMES A ONE-SHOT SPECIAL EVENT!
Ever the didact, Athena IX specializes in cruel, calculating instruction, manipulating her siblings and supplicants with the intellectual upper hand. But this is the Chairwoman's future, not hers, and some lessons must be taught more harshly than others.
Sun05Jul2015Noon - 3pmManhattan Beach
A Comic Bug FIRST! We're hosting our first ever SUNDAY afternoon signing with SUNSTONE creators STJEPAN and LINDA SEJIC and IXth GENERATION, THINK TANK, POSTAL writer MATT HAWKINS!
There will be limited edition prints available as well as a rare opportunity to score some sketches from Stjepan who has traveled all the way from Croatia and is stopping by The Comic Bug before San Diego Comic-Con. SUNSTONE is a spectacular graphic novel, erotic fiction with a touching, gentle side. Not for children, obviously!
Sat11Jul201512:00 pmManhattan Beach
Magic Origins is just around the corner. It's truly unlike any core set you've seen before: two new mechanics, more new cards, and five Planeswalker origin stories to explore. Magic Origins takes a look at the beginnings of five of our most iconic Planeswalkers: Gideon, Jace, Liliana, Chandra, and Nissa. You'll see where they come from, how their sparks ignited, and what happened in the aftermath. I know we can't wait for you to experience the whole set, but let's start by taking a look at the mechanics–new and old–that await you.
Thu16Jul20158:15 pmArclight Beach Cities
Hang out with The Comic Bug staff and friends as we screen the next Marvel Studios movie, Ant-Man! Watch the next great Marvel movie with comic book fans, who do NOT talk/text/annoy during the movie. Who politely stay seated until the credits are over. Who know when to cheer and laugh appropriately. Who are AWESOME move watchers!
Also included with the ticket price is a limited edition print made for those attending the movie.
Also receive a coupon to purchase a small popcorn and drink for only $6.50.
Also have a great time! Come join us while seats are still available!
Seats are all sold out so show up early to get the seats you like!
Wed22Jul20157:00 pmManhattan Beach
Hope you guys had a great holiday. I also wanted to provide a description for the show that you could use in your promotion materials:
Join Shawn Marek and Jen Stansfield as they discuss two books from their extensive -- and cheap -- comic book collection. These are comics fished out of dollar bins and rescued from the back corners of comic book stores across the country. They have no monetary value but they love them anyway.
Sharing in the festivities is comedian/podcaster Graham Elwood (COMEDY FILM NERDS, LOS ANGELES PODCAST FESTIVAL)
Presented by COMICS ON COMICS and the SIDESHOW NETWORK
Check out http://www.sideshownetwork.tv for more info!
Wed29Jul20156pm - 8pmManhattan Beach
Actress, writer, designer, humanitarian, creator of HACKTIVIST! Is there anything Alyssa Milano CAN'T do?
Join HACKTIVIST creator ALYSSA MILANO along with writers JACKSON LANZING and COLLIN KELLY to celebrate the release of HACKTIVIST Volume 2 at The Comic Bug in Manhattan Beach!
Hacktivist is a fast-paced cyber-thriller about friendship and freedom in a time of war.
The world knows Ed Hiccox and Nate Graft as the young, brilliant co-founders of YourLife, a social networking company that has changed the way the world connects with each other.
The world knows “sve_Urs3lf” as the largest white-hat hacking group on the planet, exposing information and sparking revolutions across the globe.
What the world doesn’t know is that this is a lie.
Ed Hiccox and Nate Graft are sve_Urs3lf.
When their operation is discovered by the US Government, and their company is taken over by military contracts and the CIA, Ed and Nate must face the real world beyond the code and choose between friendship and what they believe to be right.
Sat08Aug201512:00 pmManhattan Beach
Wed12Aug2015Noon - 8:00pmManhattan Beach & Culver City
He's got a car, a full tank o' gas and he ain't afraid to use it! That's right folks! D.J. Kirkbride is BACK! And later in the afternoon, he'll be BACK AGAIN at another location. Why all the fuss?
We're celebrating the release of THE BIGGER BANG Collected Edition, collecting every issue of his mind and reality-warping superhero saga! The Big Bang created all life as we know it. Only one man walks out of the Bigger Bang alive! Check out this mythic exploration of what it means to be alone in the universe!
D.J. will have some of his other great works on-hand as well! AMELIA COLE, NEVER ENDING and more!
Sun16Aug201511:00 amManhattan Beach
The Comic Bug will be hosting a TCGPlayer Bronze Event / Modern
Sunday, August 16, 2015
11:00am start time
$15 entry fee
Event Structure: Swiss
Prizes: TCGPlayer Playmats, TCG Player Points and more
Please show up early to register.
At long last, JIM MAHFOOD makes his debut at The Comic Bug! Jim Mahfood is one of the funkiest, most innovative artists in the game! Mixing graffiti, music and, of course, comic book art, he's a true original and we're proud to have him join us to celebrate the release of HOWARD THE HUMAN on Wednesday, August 19th at our CULVER CITY location!
Check out some of his kinetic, eye and mind-warping jams atwww.jimmahfood.com and bring that funky butt down to The Comic Bug and check out his spread!
Artist/filmmaker Chris Brandt challenged himself to illustrate one superhero per day in his inimitable cute design style. It's been over a year and he hasn't missed a beat (or a day) since! Check out the entire lineup and message him requests on instagram under AHEROADAY
This night, he'll have many of his original works on display as well as for sale. Have a favorite hero? Leave a comment below and he'll bring the original if he has it!
Wine, cheese and crackers will also be served, cuz we're classy like that at art shows!
Sat29Aug20157pm to 10pmManhattan Beach
A night of celebrating the creative mind of Jim Henson through the art of 25+ independent artists. Besides the original art and prints for sale, there will be a handful of artist vendors, as well as screening of the Muppet Show... and refreshments... and a raffle... aaaand other cool stuff. To keep up with previews of art and other goings on at L.O.A.F., like us atLOAF Art Shows or follow us on Instagram @LOAF_artshows
The Guns A' Blazin' gang is going on TOUR in September and October, hitting such hotspots as Comikaze, WizardWorld Nashville, Cartoon CrossRoads Columbus, SoCal Comic-Con and more tba, but things are kicking off in a major way right here at the home spot, The Comic Bug Manhattan Beach!
Mike and Raf are back with Guns A'Blazin' Book Three: THE SPIRAL SHADOW, joined by the live rock-a-billy jams of THE THIRSTY CROWS, the primal seductive ways of CAVEWOMAN JENNY and a troupe of SWING DANCERS going by the HELL'S BELLES. Swing dancers?!
We're gonna hit all five of your senses with this one, a launch party to launch our boys into the stratosphere, the spaceways, the interdimensional timezones and NASHVILLE! See ya here!
Check out GUNS A'BLAZIN'! and maybe even "LIKE" us here:https://www.facebook.com/gablazin?fref=ts
Wed09Sep20155:00 pmManhattan Beach
MAN THE F* Up is a bedtime story for those in the real world today, where the white night of strength and power protecting and honoring his fair lady is indeed left for the fairy tales. Before any guy or gal starts to count sheep for the night, MAN THE F* UP is sure to provide a laugh or two on how times have changed!
Author S. Kincaid will be joining us this night for a live reading of this humorous tome of frustration and is encouraging YOU to take the stage and tell your very own "MAN THE F* UP" stories!
ARTISTS, (sketchy bug group and anyone else interested) you are cordially invited to illustrate these tales as they unfurl before our eyes and ears!
See you here, ladies! And brave gentlemen!
Sat26Sep201510:00 amManhattan Beach
Sat26Sep2015All DayManhattan Beach & Culver City
Back By Popular Demand, BATMAN DAY 2015 Makes the Celebration of The World’s Most Popular Super Hero and Global Pop Culture Icon an Annual Event
DC Entertainment is bringing back the fan-favorite event celebrating The Dark Knight. “Batman Day” is back by popular demand and will take place on Saturday, September 26, 2015, kicking off what has become an annual event honoring one of the most popular and iconic Super Heroes and celebrating all things Batman from comics to video games and more. Fans everywhere are invited to partake in festivities with thousands of comic book shops, bookstores, schools, libraries and other retail partners participating in the bat-centric event.
Wed30Sep20155:00 pmManhattan Beach
In the very near future we discover the secret of faster-than-light travel. Suddenly the universe is wide open to us, but are we ready for it? With all the idealism of the original Star Trek and the grit and immediacy of Gravity, the story of humanity's first thrilling and terrifying adventures to the stars takes flight!
Meet FTL creator/writer/artist BRIAN HABERLIN and check out his very cool AUGMENTED REALITY app that interacts with the comic and makes certain scenes literally POP RIGHT OFF THE PAGE! It has to be seen to be believed!
Sat03Oct2015Sun04Oct201512:00 pmManhattan Beach
It is coming!
24 Hour Comics Day!
The Challenge: Starting at noon, write and draw your own 24 page comic book in 24 hours straight.
Location: The Comic Bug in Manhattan Beach
Supplies: Bring your own goodies to draw, write, craft, create your own comic book.
Why: Because you can!
Nourishment: The Comic Bug will supply sustenance of pizza, snacks, water and most important....coffee! You are welcome to bring your own snacks for yourself or fellow artists!
Surprise: Awesome sale from 2-4am!
Sat17Oct20151:00 to 2:30pmCulver City
Los Angeles is the birthplace of noir - because of the brighter the sunshine, the deeper the shadows, and the more deadly the mischief that goes on in the dark. Angeltown: The Nate Hollis Investigations reprints the original Vertigo mini-series in glorious black & white - the critically praised sequential mystery featuring the cool, tough private eye's frenzied search in the shadows for a pro hoopster wanted for murder in "Baller." Additionally, Gary Phillips (Operator 5), has penned two, original, illustrated prose short stories for this volume: "Hollywood Killer," wherein superhero pretenders prowling Hollywood Boulevard for tips are getting bumped off, and "King Cow," about cattle, lowriders, and babes with nazi tattoos.
Join us at our Culver City location to meet critically acclaimed crime author GARY PHILLIPS! He knows where the bodies are buried!
It's Steampunk Saturday at The Comic Bug as the creators of BOOM! STUDIOS LANTERN CITY come and sign copies of this critically acclaimed sci-fi adventure!
From the writings of Jules Verne and H.G. Wells, to comics like The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and Lady Mechanika, the detailed and imagination-fueled steampunk movement has excited fans worldwide. Set in an original, sprawling steampunk world, Lantern City explores everything we love about the genre and what it takes to change a person's place in the world.
Sander Jorve just wants to keep his wife and son safe. Living in the brutalized lower class of Lantern City means living in near constant darkness, the enormous walls of the city always looming overhead, while the upper class enjoys the elevated, interconnected towers and airships above. When Sander's brother-in-law, the persuasive activist Kendal, convinces him to infiltrate the brutal ranks of the Guard, he's set on a dangerous path that will test his abilities and beliefs, all in the name of making a difference for his family and his caste.
Come check out this beautifully illustrated steampunk sensation! We'll leave a lantern on for you!
Sat24Oct2015Sun25Oct201512:00 pmManhattan Beach
Fri30Oct2015Sun01Nov2015All DayLos Angeles
Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo - Oct 30 - Nov 1, 2014 - LA's Largest & Greatest Comic Con & Pop Culture Experience.
The Comic Bug is proud to present THE COMIC BUG PAVILION featuring a horde of your favorite writers, creators and more!
Get your tickets today! www.comikazeexpo.com
Sat31Oct2015Manhattan Beach & Culver City
We have limited copies of the SIYA OUM Edge of Spider-Verse #2 variant. This is the ONLY retailer exclusive cover of the first appearance of Spider-Gwen!
The color cover is limited to just 3,000 copies and the B&W cover is limited to 1,500. Here are the listings for each:
For those who do not have an ebay account, paypal email@example.com and we will ship them out to you.
Black White $40
Domestic shipping is free with payment.
If international shipping, please email us your address and we will calculate shipping.
Sat31Oct2015All DayManhattan Beach & Culver City
Wed11Nov20156pm - 8pmManhattan Beach
RUN DOWNHILL! Is it a band? Is it a comic book? Why choose, it's BOTH!
RUN DOWNHILL is an audio/visual experience like nothing you've ever seen (or heard)! Check 'em out over here.
Come meet author/band member T.J. Troy at The Comic Bug in Manhattan Beach anytime after 6:00 p.m. and make sure you stick around for the musical folk stylings of the RUN DOWNHILL band around 7:45.
SPURS, the latest CD/Comic Book album release from Run Downhill, centers around the town of Kilbourn, and a series of strange and extraordinary events. A small farming town, cut off from the rest of the territory by thick cut mountains, is awaiting the construction of a new rail spur to town, thereby connecting them to the Great Rail, and the rest of the civilized world. Old man William McCallister, head of the McCallister Rail Company, knows the worth of this rail line to the town, and chooses to leverage this power against the townsfolk, squeezing the town and bending them to his workmen’s will. But, a vicious mining accident and it’s aftermath leaves a trail of dead such as the peaceful town can’t bear to burden, especially in light of the recent (and very public) double murder of two of the town’s most beloved citizens at the hands of a McCallister man.
Fri27Nov2015All DayManhattan Beach & Culver City
It's that time of year again, folks! That time all of the retail world straps on their Santa hats and fires up their cash registers! Doorbusters, jingle bells and all that jazz!
At The Comic Bug, we do things just a little differently! Inspired by online stores' "Lightning Deals", we invented BLACK LIGHTNING FRIDAY, named after one of our favorite heroes. It'll be going down at BOTH LOCATIONS (there's even something in it for you if you go to both spots!), every two hours, we'll announce a new BLACK LIGHTNING sale!
Here's some of the deals we have in the pipeline...
*EVERY VARIANT COVER IN THE STORE FOR COVER PRICE!
*HALF OFF ALL NEW COMICS!
*75% OFF ALL BACK ISSUES!
*Buy one TP, get 10% off, buy two, get 20% off! Buy 5 TPs and get 50% off all five of them!!
*90% off our SALE items!
RSVP here, follow us on facebook and/or twitter and pounce on the deals all day long!
By popular demand, we're bringing back the MAPOUPON, combination MAP and COUPON that is good for either a free new comic or 50% any item at the OTHER store! Mapoupons handed out in Manhattan Beach are good for items in Culver City and vice versa! Here's the locations...
The Comic Bug Manhattan Beach
1807 Manhattan Beach Blvd.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
The Comic Bug Culver City
4267 Overland Ave.
Culver City, CA 90230
See you here! And there!!!
Sat28Nov2015All DayManhattan Beach & Culver City
In the spirit of Record Store Day comes the first annual LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY!
There will be 21 highly limited releases sold on a first come, first serve basis. Due to the limited nature of these comics, we are limiting sales to one copy per customer, you can buy all 21 releases (if we have them!) but only one copy.
Take note, we're opening at 8 a.m. and will hand out checklists to those in line before opening so we can take care of as many of you as possible in an orderly fashion.
In addition, ELEPHANTMEN creator RICHARD STARKINGS will be on hand to sign copies of Elephantmen as well as debut his fantastic new book J. SCOTT CAMPBELL'S TIME CAPSULE with an exclusive BACK TO THE FUTURE inspired cover! TIME CAPSULE is a great retrospective of on of the most talented artists in the industry today and we're proud to be able to offer this exclusive edition on Local Comic Shop Day!
Check out the releases here: www.localcomicshopday.com
Viva la Comics!!!
Tue01Dec20157pm to 10pmManhattan Beach
Roxanne is an accomplished make-up artist and photographer and will be lending her services and beauty tips to a handful of ladies who would like to have fun and get a free fashion make-over. Walk away with a fabulous makeover!
CUDDLI co-founder and CBR photographer extraordinaire will be on-hand to capture the fabulous before and after moments!
Hey! Glamorous photos for your CUDDLI account!
FREE adult beverages will be served by Damphyre from Drunken Fandom. Snacks and finger foods will be provided by The Comic Bug. OH! And did we mention that there'd be a DJ? It's like a beauty salon in a comic shop!
Come back the next day and have your fabulous new look captured by sketch artists Ruben Gerard and Rafael Navarro on their sketch day event!
Wed02Dec201511a - 8pManhattan Beach
Ever want to be drawn by a comic artist as a super-hero? Penny Strikes! artist Ruben Gerard and Sonambulo/Guns A'Blazin'! artist Rafael Navarro have drawn hundreds of people at graduations, proms, bar mitzvahs and celebrity parties for years now and are bringing their artistic magic to The Comic Bug for a special day!
They're offering a special, discounted rate. Get drawn and use the image for your holiday cards! Get a family portrait! Super-hero wedding announcements! The possibilities are endless!
Sat05Dec20157pm to 10pmManhattan Beach
In 2005, Joss Whedon was hired to write and direct a live action Wonder Woman feature. Years before the success of The Avengers, ultimately, the project and Whedon were abandoned and the project was left in limbo (Aka Development Hell!)
We got our hot little hands on a copy of this legendary script and will be bringing it to life with our very own Wonder Woman, Jennifer Wenger, in FULL costume. Joining us as Steve Trevor is actor/director Curtis Fortier.
We'll also be joined by Adam Marcus and Debra Sullivan (writers of the current hit film MOMENTUM) and a handful of other comic creators, actors and actresses TBA!
This will probably be the closest opportunity to experiencing Joss Whedon's vision for the Amazonian Princess and it's totally FREE! Popcorn and beverages will be served.
Wed09Dec201511a - 8pManhattan Beach & Culver City
Utopia is here. Hunger, sickness, work...all relics of a long forgotten past. For the greater good of the human species, all individuality, creativity, and negative emotions have been genetically bred out and medically suppressed. The population is limited to segregated areas where people lead long lives of leisure, games, and socializing. Only one man and one woman seem to notice, care, or think differently. Once they find each other, their relationship sparks a revolution...but will their love cause the salvation or destruction of mankind?
Meet creator/writer Matt Hawkins, who will be visiting BOTH Comic Bug locations on the premiere day and handing out FREE copies of SYMMETRY #1. Matt has created many great works, POSTAL and THINK TANK being some of his most recent. He says that SYMMETRY is some of his best work yet and wants to make sure each and every one of you has an opportunity to see for yourself!
Matt will be at our Culver City location (4267 Overland Ave. Culver City, CA 90230) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and then at our Manhattan Beach shop from 5:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. Come get a free copy of SYMMETRY!
Thu17Dec20158:00 pmArclight Beach Cities
Come join The Comic Bug and friends as we watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens on opening night!
A very special exclusive collector's item will be given to all who attend! Sign up before tickets sell out!
The screening will be held at Arclight: Beach Cities.
The Star Wars saga continues with this seventh entry -- the first under the Walt Disney Co. umbrella. The film will act as the start of a new trilogy set after the events of Return of the Jedi.
Wed23Dec20155pm-8pmManhattan Beach & Culver City
Celebrate the holidays at The Comic Bug! The Wednesday before Christmas at BOTH stores, a photo set, photographers, cosplayers, and props will be available for EVERYBODY to enjoy!
Hang out with Harley Quinn at Manhattan Beach!
Marvel at Spider-Gwen and Deadpool in Culver City!
ALSO, in the holiday spirit, for EVERY picture taken as part of the photo-op, the Bug will donate $1 worth of store merchandise to SCHOOL ON WHEELS, a learning center that cares for homeless children on Skid Row.
Of course, ANY donation (canned foods, clothes, comics, etc. ) will be JOYFULLY accepted and also delivered to School On Wheels!
More info can be found at schoolonwheels.org
The Naughty List
Written by Norm Harper
Illustrated by Christopher Tupa
But when young Franklin overhears a plot to kidnap Santa Claus, he realizes that the only way to save Christmas is to keep Santa from landing at his house – by getting himself put on The Naughty List.
The Naughty List is a children’s book that celebrates the mischievous streak in us all.