Friday, April 25, 2014

Free Comic Book Day 2014 is Swiftly Approaching!

Free Comic Book Day is almost here! On Saturday, May 3rd, comic book stores across the country and around the world will be offering over 55 different print publications from a variety of publishers like Top Cow, Marvel, IDW, Boom!, DC, Dynamite, Top Shelf, Archie, Bongo, Dark Horse and many others. There may be more in local markets for regional/ indie titles, studios or cartooning communities. Everything from Uncle Scrooge and Hello Kitty to Guardians of the Galaxy and Zombie Tramp are included this year. Some of the books I am looking forward to most are Steam Wars, Buck Rogers (I love the classics), Jeremy Dale's Skyward and The Tick. You can check out the full list of comics at this link, but know that each store is different in the variety and quantity of free comics they order-
In addition, Heroclix has produced two figures for this

year's event- Batman and Joker from Arkham Origins. Games Workshop is offering a snap-together set of War Hammer Space Marines.
FCBD gives shops, distributors and others a chance to unload old posters, flyers and forgotten about items that might be difficult or costly to try to sell and you can always find great deals- dollar bin boxes are popular, or buy one get one free offers. Check with each store to see what they have planned.
 This year, I have created a listing of the six closest comic shops in the Charlotte region, along with the distance from Monroe and Indian Trail so people in Union County can figure out where they want to go. I have included links to their website if they have one, too, so you can find out more. Good luck and may the Force be with you!

11025 Monroe Road
Ste C
Matthews, NC, 28105
(704) 849-2287
Store ID: 1782
just 6 miles from Indian Trail, 11 from Monroe Fairly decent parking.

701-C S. Sharon Amity
Charlotte, NC, 28211
(704) 442-9660
Store ID: 208
just 11 miles from Indian Trail, 17 from Monroe Best parking of all the stores and two entrances to store.
 The store is running a special sale that day- 50% off new comics (not counting that week's releases), 50% off back issues, and 25% off of toys and statues.

1957 East 7Th Street
Charlotte, NC, 28204
(704) 375-7462
Store ID: 187
just 13 miles from Indian Trail, 19 from Monroe Would recommend NOT parking at the store but parking at the the all-brick shopping center before it and walking. It will save you so much time and headache!
Free Comics! Great Artists sketching! A wonderful time for the entire family! Special Guests include: Chris Brunner, Shawn Crystal, Jeremy Dale (GI Joe, Skyward), Sanford Greene, John Hairston Jr, Jason Latour (The Pickens County Horror, Winter Soldier), Jackie Lewis, Jay Potts, Budd Root(Cave Girl), Andy Runton (Owly), Hoyt Silva, Brian Stelfreeze (Batgirl)

206 Main Street
Fort Mill, SC, 29715
(803) 547-3995
Store ID: 1934
just 20 miles from Indian Trail, 23 from Monroe

2914 A Mt. Holly Huntersville Rd
Charlotte, NC, 28214
(704) 909-7168
Store ID: 3863
just 24 miles from Indian Trail, 29 from Monroe
These folks have a lot of stuff planned- from scheduled Sith Training Academies (with the 501st legion), trivia challenges,trading card artist Tony Scott. Registration is required for some things, and parents/guardians are required to attend with children and entrance to the store will be in limited groups. For more details, check their page.

952 Mt Gallant Rd
Rock Hill, SC, 29730
(803) 327-4414
Store ID: 8829
just 24 miles from Indian Trail, 27 from Monroe

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