The time is nigh. Next Saturday, May the 4th, is Free Comic Book Day around the world – and what better place to celebrate than at Orbital Comics?! We’ll have events running throughout the day to entertain, amaze and astound … We aim to be your one-stop shop, but have planned things so you can still potentially do it all.
The fun starts at 10.30am when we open our doors and the free comics mayhem begins! We’re expecting certain titles to be fairly popular, so the earlier you’re here the better your chances of getting exactly what you want. To get an idea of what books are available this year, check out the Free Comic Book Day website.
Of course, it’s not just about the freebies … Sure, they’re great, but we’re also going to ensure our back issues and trade paperbacks are stocked up. This is your chance to kill two birds with one stone! And it doesn’t end there – we’ll be having numerous events throughout the day, including:
* Jessica and the wonderful folks from Eggs Milk Butter will be in-store all day selling yummy Adventure Time-themed cakes and hot beverages to all you ravenous comic fans … If you haven’t sampled the delights of Eggs Milk Butter then here’s your chance with some amazing themed cakes and other novelties. Mathematical!
* We’ll also have the wonderful caped crusaders from Heroes Alliance UK here in full cosplay glory to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The Heroes Alliance do such a great job, so why not bring along some extra change and give something to help make a few wishes come true?
* In addition Paul Colliciutt, creator of The Murder Mile for Self Made Hero, will be making a flying visit as part of his run around town to promote his new graphic novel. Paul will be signing copies of the book and there may even be a giveaway or two!
* Best of all, we’ll have an exclusive in-store signing with Orbital Comics’ friend, Kieron Gillen! Kieron has been a wonderful supporter of the shop and it’s great to finally have him in for an event. The signing starts at 4pm, so it’s the perfect way to finish off your day in town … We’ll have loads of trade paperbacks and single issues in stock to help fill your gaps and give him something to sign.
See you next Saturday – and May The Fourth be with you!