Collector’s Paradise ANNOUNCES THAT MAY 2012 IS TO BE KNOWN AS “FREE COMIC BOOK MAY” at both Collector’s Paradise stores!
Los Angeles area’s Leading Retail Comic Book Store Chain expands the concept of Free Comic Book Day into a month-long event with Free Comics events every Saturday in May and 8 creator signings during the month of May!
Canoga Park, Calif., April 26, 2012 – Collector’s Paradise Comics & Gallery, is proud to announce that we will be bringing the Free Comic Book MAY idea to Los Angeles area this year, in celebration of the National Free Comic Book Day!
“When I first heard of the Free Comic Book MAY concept, created by an amazing comic book store in Florida, “A Comic Shop”, I was blown away.” said owner Edward Greenberg, adding: “It took a couple of years and friendship with one of that stores’ owner, Jason Blanchard, to organize properly and bring this monumental event to LA.”
The concept of Free Comic Book MAY is simple. Come to either Collector’s Paradise store on Free Comic Book Day, May 5th, get your free books, and a Stamp Card. Come back the following Saturday, and get another stamp, and get more free books (details below). As long as you have a stamp from the previous week, you can keep coming back every Saturday in May and get more free books, including, during the last week of the month, FREE Graphic Novels. The four weeks are designed to spotlight different types of books:
May 5th – Free Comic Book Day, books provided by many publishers, range of options.
May 12th – Free Superhero Day, free superhero comics by Marvel Comics & DC Comis
May 19th– Free Independent Comics Day, free indie books, chosen by us, and contributed by our good friends, publishers like Top Cow Productions, Boom Studios & Aspen Comics.
May 26th – Free Graphic Novel Day, free Graphic Novels, once again chosen by us and contributed by our sponsors.
Collector’s Paradise will also hold eight Creator Signing Events during the month of May, to promote some of the most interesting new creators and projects out there. Some of the events will be targeted towards a more mature audience, and at those events, alcohol will be served to those over the age of 21.
May 2nd 12pm-3pm: Mind the Gap Release Party with Jim McCann, Rodin Esquejo, Sonia Oback in the Canoga Park store.
May 2nd 6pm-9pm: Mind the Gap Release Party with Jim McCann, Rodin Esquejo, Sonia Oback in the Pasadena store. Mature reader event, alcohol & snacks served.
May 5th 12pm-5pm: Free Comic Book Day Signings in both stores, featuring Ed Brubaker, Joshua Fialkov, Kyle Higgins, Jim McCann, Rodin Esquejo, Sonia Oback in the Canoga Park store from 12pm-3pm, and Steve Niles, Gabriel Hardman, Corinna Bechko, Chris Houghton, Shane Houghton, & more 2-5pm in the Pasadena store.
May 9th 12pm-3pm: Higher Earth Release Party with Sam Humphries, in the Pasadena store. Also, celebrating release of Ultimates #10, Fanboys vs. Zombies #1, John Carter Gods of Mars #1.
May 9th 5pm-8pm: Higher Earth Release Party with Sam Humphries, in the Canoga Park store. Also, celebrating release of Ultimates #10, Fanboys vs. Zombies #1, John Carter Gods of Mars #1.
May 12th 6pm-9pm: Dames in the Atomic Age Release Party, 40s Noir/Sci-fi Costume Party/Contest with Chris Ryder, Mark Sandroni, Mike Vosburg, Tone Rodriguez, Andy Suriano, Tony Fleecs, Chris Moreno, Mark Dos Santos & Rahsan Ekedal. Mature reader event, cigars, alcohol & snacks served.
May 26th 12pm-3pm: Hands On Fire, Comic Art of Jack Kirby Signing with Charles Hatfield, for the Eisner Award nominated book. In the Canoga Park store.
May 26th 6pm-9pm: Sweetness Art Book / FOX SISTER HC Release Party with Christina Strain, to celebrate release of her and Adrian Alphona’s artbook, as well as the brand new HC reprint of her web series, Fox Sister. Mature reader event, alcohol & snacks served
Collector’s Paradise Canoga Park is located at 7131 Winnetka Ave, at Sherman Way in Canoga Park. Collector’s Paradise Pasadena is located at 319 S. Arroyo Parkway Unit 4, at the corner of Del Mar in Pasadena.
Collector’s Paradise Comics & Gallery has been a mainstay in the Southern California Comic Book scene since 1994. In recent years, the store has focused on offering their customers an exceptional experience that goes beyond collecting comic books, from creator appearances, to proprietary online subscription manager software, and an Art Gallery. A year ago, the store opened its second branch, on the corner of Arroyo Parkway and Del Mar in Old Town Pasadena. The store’s future plans include many new and very different ways to experience the comic book culture.