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Free Comic Book Day in Florida

By Matthew Sardo
Pop Culture Insider

What is Free Comic Book Day?

Free Comic Book Day is a single day – the first Saturday in May each year – when participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely FREE* to anyone who comes into their stores. *Check with your local comic book shop for their participation and rules.

Need a local comic shop to visit on May 4th? Use the “shop locator”.
http://www.freecomicbookday.com/StoreLocator

Florida

Clermont

Heroes Landing
12348 Roper Blvd.
Clermont, FL 34711
352-242-XMEN (9636)

Creators:
Artist and co-creator of Image’s Morning Glories – Joe Eisma. Joe has also done work for IDW and Boom Studios as well as work in video games. Joe will do torso sketches for $20 each. You can learn more about him at www.supajoe.com

Local artist and loyal customer Michael McElroy will be showing off his great original art. See some of it at www.mcelroystudios.com
Local artist and creator of Wellkeeper and Dandy & Co. – Derrick Fish. Derrick will return again for the second year in a row and offer his great collection of comics and also do sketches. Learn more about Derrick at www.thewelkeeper.com or http://dandyandcompany.blogspot.com/
Appearing throughout the day will be superhero costumed characters and the 501st Legion.

Kissimmee
Coliseum of Comics Kissimmee
3159 W. Vine St. (US Hwy. 192)
Kissimmee, FL 34741
407-870-5322
kissimmee@coliseumofcomics.com
Signing by artist Aaron Conley (Myspace Dark Horse Presents, Creepy, It Girl & the Atomics)
Appearances by the 501st Legion and the Society for Creative Anachronism

Orlando
Mikes Comics & Collectibles
8110 S. Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, FL 32809
407-854-6222
www.mikescomicsandcollectibles.com
We’ll be having Ethan Van Sciver, known for his work on Green Lantern, The Flash, and currently, the New 52′s Batman: The Dark Knight! He will be here from 11am to 6pm, signing! We’ll also have an exclusive, limited edition art print! Members from our local 501st will be here, along with the Blood Center’s Big Red Bus, were everyone can be hero, and save a life, by donating blood! We’ll also have face painting, balloon artists, giveaway, raffles and fun activities for the kids!

Coliseum of Comics Fashion Square Mall
3201 E. Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32803
407-228-1210
fashionsquare@coliseumofcomics.com
Appearances by the Mandalorian Mercs, the 501st Legion, and the Steampunk Society

Port Richey
Yancy Street Comics
9409 US Highway 19 #709 A
(Inside Gulf View Square Mall)
Port Richey, FL 34668
727-817-0888
Yancystcomics.com

We will be celebrating our 10th Anniversary on FCBD Weekend!
Huge Sales!
Great guests!
Costumes, Prizes, and more!!!!
Greg Land
Morry J. Hollowell
Bill Tucci
Ron Garney
Sergio Cariello
Mark Brooks
Chuck Dixon
Tommy Castillo
Mark Texeira
Wil Quintana
Tony Kordos
James Bukauskas (Bukshot)
Ozzy Fernandez
Dani Raschel Jimenez
Fierce Comics
Dave Myers

Port St. Lucie
Collector’s Comics
8627 S. US Highway 1
Port St. Lucie, FL 34952
772-878-9229

Alex Saviuk

Sanford
Coliseum of Comics Seminole Towne Center
177 Towne Center Circle
Sanford, FL 32771
407-324-1800
seminole@coliseumofcomics.com

Artists Alley with:
George Perez – Writer & Artist (Avengers, Superman, New Teen Titans, Wonder Woman, Justice League of America, Crisis On Infinite Earths)
Alex Saviuk – Artist (Web of Spider-Man, Amazing Spider-Man comic strip)
Nathan Szerdy – Artist
Shawn Surface – Artist (Ultimate-7)
Humphrey Ching – Artist (Guardian Knight Presents)
Robert Wawrzyniak – Writer (Ultimate-7)
Gravenwolf Studios

Appearances by Phoenicia and Troupe Atiya-Razi Belly-dancing troupes and Costumers with a Cause

Tampa
Heroes’ Haven Comics
4339 Gunn Hwy
Tampa, FL 33618
813-269-8859
Heroeshavencomics.com
Email: heroeshaven181@yahoo.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/heroeshaven or Twitter.com/heroeshaven
Paul Pelletier (Aquaman, Wolverine, Incredible Hulk)
Mike Perkins (The Stand, Astonishing X-Men, Captain America)
Scott Blair (http://www.scottblairart.com/)
Krishna M. Sadasivam (http://www.sivamstudios.com/)
Con Artist Entertainment (http://www.comicconartists.net/)
Austin Janowski
John Rivett
and many more!
Store Specials, Contests and Giveaways!

West Melbourne
Famous Faces & Funnies
3030 W New Haven Ave
West Melbourne, FL 32904
Phone:(321) 259-3575

Free Comic Book MAY begins with Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 4 at Famous Faces & Funnies from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM! We will have 10 FREE COMICS PER PERSON every Saturday in May in our new bigger 5300 square foot superstore!

On May 4, we’ll have Star Wars Stormtroopers from the 501st Legion and other special guests in costume, including Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn, Wolverine, Lady Deadpool, Marko from Saga, Darth Vader, Han Solo, Princess Leia, Jawas, Tusken Raiders, Jedi and many more!

On May 4, we will have several great artists and comic book creators signing and sketching for free all day from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM!

Karl Moline (Buffy, Avengers Academy, BPRD)
Jim Fern (Fables, Avengers Academy, Green Lantern)
Nelson Ortega (Sonic the Hedgehog, Spider-Man, Street Sharks)
Jeff Christiansen (Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe head writer)
Sebastian Piccione (Heroic Tales, Allied Forces, Cat 5)
Neil Jorge (Freedom’s Man)
Joe Kuzma (Allied Forces)
Kim Kotchi (Justin Time web comic)
and more local artists drawing free sketches all day!
Magician David Kelly will be performing amazing feats of magic from 11 AM to 3 PM!
Brevard Busking Coalition will be playing some great music at 5 PM!
Almost everything in the store is on sale, and we’ll have games where you can win prizes all day, like our Thor Hammer Toss and Walking Dead Twitter Zombie Hunt
Door prizes all day like graphic novels and gift cards!
Spend $3 every Saturday in May and you get a free graphic novel! Pick from our favorite first volumes like Y: The Last Man, Walking Dead, The Boys, Irredeemable, Scott Pilgrim, Fables and much more!

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