Free Comic Book Day Penetrates Phoenix This Saturday

Posted by on May 2, 2012 at 11:51 pm

Thanks to the wonderful people over at Phoenix Comicon, Free Comic Book Day will not go unnoticed! This Saturday marks the 11th annual celebration where comic shops around the world are giving out comic books out for free. And if you live in Phoenix, you’ll be awarded with giveaways and be able to hang with special guests at participating comic book stores.

Looking to get into the PHXCC this year but don’t have the extra funds? Well, you may be in luck. Local shops around the valley will be having a drawing for a pair of full-event memberships. You might even run into the special guests along the way.

Check out the times and events located at each individual store below:

Pop Culture Paradise
707 S. Forest Ave. Suite A, Tempe
Noon to 3pm
Special guests include:
Author Craig W. Chenery (Blood Splatter: A Guide to Cinematic Zombie Violence, Gore and Special Effects)
Graphic artist Anabel Martinez
Alfred Trujillo (Cover artist for Zenescope, Big Dog Ink; Creator of Project: Shadows)
Tribe Comics
Michael Kessler and Terence Brown II from Bleating Goat Comics
Cara Nicole (AZ Powergirl)
Cooper Bolton (Artist and Creator of independent comic books)

All About Books and Comics
5060 North Central Avenue, Phoenix
10am to 6pm
Events throughout the day include:
Thousands of Free Comics
Free Refreshments
Autograph signing by DC Batman Beyond Writer Adam Beechen and DC Writer/Artist Dustin Nguyen from
11:30am to 1:30pm and 2:30am to 4:30pm
Free Superhero Face Painting 1 pm to 4 pm
Free Balloon Twisting 1pm to 4 pm
Discounts with donations to Hospice of the Valley

Jesse James Comics
10620 North 43rd Ave, Phoenix
12:01am to Sunday night at midnight
Guests: Brian Pulido 1.30pm to 3.30pm and Raven Gregory 11am to 5pm
10 free comics

Samurai Comics
1051 East Camelback Road, Phoenix
10am to 8pm

Samurai Comics
1120 S. Country Club Drive #107, Mesa
10am to 8pm

Samurai Comics
10720 W. Indian School Rd. #61, Phoenix
10am to 7pm

Ash Avenue Comics
810 S. Ash Avenue, Tempe
10am to 8pm

Gotham City Comics
46 West Main Street, Mesa
10:30am to 11:00pm
Special day events include:
Free Giveaways
Local Talent
Music, Games, Coffee & more!

Hot Ace Comics
10839 East Apache Trail, Apache Junction
9am to 7pm

Fantasy Comics
2595 North 1st Avenue, Tucson
Open at 10am
1 free copy per person


For those who do not live in the Phoenix Metro area, check out your local comic shops for deals and what not.

PS – Phoenix Comicon ’12 is coming up very soon, so as a friendly reminder — snag a ticket ASAP.

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