FCBD @ Big B (and some cosplay too)

I spent Free Comic Book Day 2014 helping out Big B Comics in Barrie. The night before FCBD we were set up at the theatre in Barrie for Amazing Spider-Man 2. We had a table set up displaying all the comics that were available for pick-up the next day. Plus I was able to talk to the audience at each of the screens showing ASM2, to talk to them about FCBD. What it’s about, and where they can join in on the action.

I am Captain America again!

This past weekend Captain America: The Winter Soldier premiered in theatres.  I have been anxiously waiting for this movie, not only because it is the next installment into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but because Captain America is one of my favourite characters. With the new movie coming...

Free Comic Book Day 2013

Another Free Comic Book Day has passed us, and it is the best time of year to be a comic book collector.  I for one, love Free Comic Book Day.  It is exciting.  It can be frantic.  But it is always fun. I don’t want to start off on a negative here, but I have heard many complaints about...

BIFF SOCKO: “Hey Kids: FREE Comics!”

It’s time for another update from BIFF SOCKO, TWO-FISTED NEWSHOUND. Biff Socko covers Comic Book News like zits on the A-V Club. Faster than Perry White! Stronger than J. Jonah Jameson! Hotter than Cat Grant. He is…BIFF SOCKO! DATELINE: COMIC BOOK SHOPS – Saturday May 4th is FREE COMIC...

Free Comic Book Day May02

Free Comic Book Day

This Saturday is the 1st Saturday in May; it’s also the most important day of the comic book calendar because it’s Free Comic Book Day (FCBD)! Over two thousand specialty comic shops around the word will have cleaned their windows, dusted their shelves, vacuumed the floor and perhaps even put...

Idea

I’d like to produce a book for Free Comic Book day next year.  This obviously sounds ridiculous but, if I can find the money to support a medium sized print run (9000 books or more) – and provide these books in good time to Diamond, they’ll distribute them just like every other...

Comic Culture April 18th Apr18

Comic Culture April 18th

This week’s show has hosts Chris Owen and Walter Durajlija discussing the Avengers movie tracking towards a huge opening weekend, Peter Parker finally meeting Miles Morales, DC running TV ads for “Before Watchmen”, the just happened Wizard World Toronto comic book...

Comic Culture April 4th

This week hosts Chris Owen and Walter Durajlija discuss Brian Michael Bendis’ new deal with Random House, Scott Pilgrim going to color, details of the AvX launch party, Free Comic Book Day tidbits, and Angry Birds. The guys also open up the Comic Culture Mailbag, check in on some...

Comic Culture Dec 21st

This week’s show is Comic Culture’s Christmas Special. Join our jolly hosts Chris Owen and Walter Durajlija as they discuss TV Christmas Specials, all the comic book movie trailers hitting the net, Marvel’s new prose line, Hasbro’s declining sales, the Wolverine movie...

Comic Culture Oct. 26th

Another fun show this week as local TV celebrity Marty Birthelmer joins hosts Chris Owen and Walter Durajlija for an hour of comic world insights. The gang discuss the Superman memorabilia auction coming up at ComicConnect, the Tintin movies opening weekend in Europe, comic shops and their...

Retailer Q | #2: Free Comic Book Day

Welcome to Retailer Q, spinning 52Q’s format at top Canadian comic retailers.  Comic Book Daily asks the question and our retail friends give their perspective. Free Comic Book Day is now a huge event and one no retailer can afford to skip, but how well does it work for you?  Does its benefits outweigh the costs, since the event is in no way free for you? Christopher Butcher is the manager of The Beguiling Books & Art in Toronto, Canada. In addition, is the Co-Founder of The Toronto Comic Arts Festival, and blogs about the comics industry. It’s funny that you mention that no retailer can afford to skip it, because this was the...

Brightest Day Aftermath: The Search for Swamp Thing #1 Jun27

Brightest Day Aftermath: The Search for Swamp Thing #1

For a year I followed the Brightest Day series through its ups and many downs, so you may be asking why I would revisit the series. Well, to answer your question, John Constantine. That dynamic alone warrants a return. Naturally. Forward march!

Knowing Is Half The Battle | Thor and Free Comic Book Day

So how did you spend this past weekend? The correct answer is… you saw Thor on Friday night and Saturday you were at your favourite comic book shop for Free Comic Book Day. That is how I spent my weekend. THOR I was excited to see Thor on opening night.  I was killing some time on...

Comic Culture May 11th

Great show this week! Hosts Chris Owen and Walter Durajlija welcome Canadian comic book legend Richard Comely to talk about comic book original art, the Spider-Man musical, the Thor movie, graphic novels, Marvel’s MMO game, Free Comic Book Day and of course all things Captain Canuck!...

Comic Culture May 4th

This week hosts Chris Owen and Walter Durajlija talk Free Comic Book Day, Superman and his American citizenship, the Toronto Comic Arts Festival, the Boston Comic Con, Thor movie news, Dylan Dog movie news, Sony’s compromised site and how it affects gamers, the Royal Wedding and a whole...

Knowing Is Half the Battle |Free Comic Book Day

The first weekend in May is going to be a busy one.  THOR will be in theatres on May 6th; and May 7th is the day that has been written on everybody’s calendar, Free Comic Book Day (FCBD), the 10th Anniversary.  FCBD is like your birthday and boxing day all rolled into one.  It is also...

Comic Culture March 30th

This week hosts Chris Owen and Walter Durajlija talk about Amy Adams getting the Lois Lane part, the plans for a big Justice League movie, Dick Tracy, Free Comic Book Day and the upcoming Fan Appreciation Comic Con. We’ve also got a great new show intro so kick back, relax and enjoy ...

Review: Brightest Day #17 Jan10

Review: Brightest Day #17

Writers: Geoff Johns and Peter Tomasi Artists: Ivan Reis, Ardian Syaf, Scott Clark and Joe Prado Inkers: Vicente Cifuentes and David Beaty Colours: Peter Steigerwald and Beth Sotelo Covers: Gary Frank with Nathan Eyring; Ivan Reis with Hi-Fi (variant) Letterer: Rob Clark Jr. Publisher: DC...

Collecting and Investing Tips #36

Probably should have posted this one last week (the week before Free Comic Book Day). That’s OK though, we get it done now and it can serve as the rallying cry for all FCBDs to come…

Kevin Smith's FREE COMIC BOOK DAY ad Apr30

Kevin Smith's FREE COMIC BOOK DAY ad

[from Bleeding Cool.com] Kevin Smith has provided a voiceover for the last-minute Free Comic Book Day ad. Do feel free to retweet, facebook, blog, report or simply spam the video in question around to everyone you know. Go on, annoy them just one more time… Free Comic Book Day is running...