Readings, discussions and other activities were under way this week for Banned Books Week, an annual series of events intended to highlight what organizers call the freedom to read.
The annual event brought together comic book, video game, and science fiction fans from all over the country. Crazy costumes for everyone were the norm.
Retailers say the turnout and scope of the event, which began in 2002, is giving them and the industry a chance to tout their success by giving away 4.6 million comic books featuring everything from Superman to “The Walking Dead” to Gilbert Hernandez’s “Marble Season.” It will be held on Saturday.
Saturday is “Free Comic Book Day,” where you can take your kids to the local comic shop to sample some freebies. DC Comics co-publisher and superstar artist Jim Lee joined us on The Couch on Friday to talk about it.
The first issue of The Superior Spider-Man hits comic shops Wednesday. Only it’s not Peter Parker behind the famous mask – because Peter Park is dead.
Architect Jason Welker and health care worker Scott Everhart were wed at Midtown Comics on Wednesday, and their wedding was linked to one in the pages of Marvel’s “Astonishing X-Men.”
Saturday is the 10th annual Free Comic Book Day, an event during which comic book shops across the world give away comic books specifically printed for the occasion.
There are dozens of shops in New York City catering to your comic book needs (and addiction). Here is a list of some locations by borough where hardcore fans and the recently-converted can get their fix.
Comic books, graphic novels, mangas – they are everywhere. Once ascribed as just kids stuff, illustrated titles have been popping up more and more in mainstream book stores as well as on the big screen […]