The Amazing Spider-Man will be spinning his web at The Comic Bug on May 3, 2014 as part of the Free Comic Book Day festivities at the popular Manhattan Beach comic book shop. The wall-crawler is just part of the huge party being thrown featuring creators signing and sketching, food trucks, Jarritos sodas, Wonder Woman, and of course thousands of free comic books.
Free Comic Book Day is celebrated this first Saturday in May and is a special time at comic shops around the world as comic are given away for the low price of free. This year there are 55 different comics to choose from (while supplies last) from publishers big and small. This year’s Free Comic Book Day coincides with the release of “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” from Sony Pictures the next big comic book blockbuster featuring the icon of Marvel Comics.
Following his return to the big screen Spider-Man will be at the Comic Bug to take photos with fans and be a part of this sensational event. Appearing with Spidey are these hardworking comic book creators: Richard Starkings (“Elephantmen”), Rafael Navarro (“Sonambulo,” “Guns A’Balzin”), Jeff Stokely (“The Reason for Dragons”), Michael O'Hare (“Masters of the Universe”), Phil Ortiz (“The Simpsons”), Ray Anthony Height (“Midnight Tiger”), Ralph Miranda (“Man Fighting Street”), Chris Kawagiwa (“The Tell”), Lord Mesa (Chibi Hero Prints), Axel Ortiz (G.E.E.K.), D.j. Kirkbride (“Amelia Cole”), Kevin Altieri (“Batman: The Animated Series”), Barbara Kesel (editor of “Watchmen”) and still more to be announced.
There will be in store discounts and 20% of the proceeds on Free Comic Book Day will go to the Bill Mantlo Support Fund.
The event goes from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday May 3rd. For more information and to RSVP be sure to check out The Comic Bug’s Facebook Event Page.