Free Comic Book Day 2013 this past Saturday, May 4 is now a thing of the past and again a huge success at both of our Madison locations. And, even though we received some unexpected showers early in the day, we still had record or near record attendance!
Highlights This Week: Based on the hit NBC series, Dynamite’s Grimm #1 follows Homicide Detective Nick Burkhardt of the Portland Police Bureau when he learns he is descended from a line of guardians known as Grimms, charged with keeping balance between humanity and the mythological creatures called Wesen. In the first issue, Kelly (Nick’s mom) begins her quest to destroy the Coins of Zakynthos;
Writer J.T. Krul talks about his upcoming work on Dynamite’s The Owl.
KC Carlson looks back 20 years to see what was happening in comics in 1993.
Writer Mark Waid discusses his upcoming work on IDW’s Rocketeer/The Spirit: Pulp Friction!
Westfield’s Wayne Markley looks at the Marvel NOW! work of writer Brian Michael Bendis, including All-New X-Men, Uncanny X-Men, and Guardians of the Galaxy.
Lots of news from out of C2E2!
Dark Horse Comics announced they will be releasing new Elfquest material in the fall and all-new editions of previously published material! They also will be doing new Halo comics, a new Hellboy Original Graphic Novel and bringing a return of The Shaolin Cowboy!
Highlights This Week: J. Michael Straczynski and Ben Templesmith team-up for the return of the Joe’s Comics line at Image with Ten Grand #1. Joe Fitzgerald is a mob enforcer trying to get out of the game when he’s asked to commit one more hit, but isn’t told that the victim is deeply involved in demonlogy;
Writer Joe Casey talks about his upcoming work on Dark Horse’s Catalyst Comix.