SPAWN.COM
 Search For
News
SPAWN.COM >> NEWS >> FREE COMIC BOOK DAY WRAP-UP


FREE COMIC BOOK DAY WRAP-UP
Arizona Fans Meet and Chat with Image Comics Founders
May 09, 2008
Copyright 2015 TMP International, Inc.

Last Saturday, May 3, was National Free Comic Book Day - the one great day in the year when comic books are free to all people.

Here in Arizona, Atomic Comics shops across the state celebrated the day in style with signings by industry heavyweights. Atomic's Mesa, Ariz. location hosted the original founding members of Image comics -- our own Todd McFarlane (Spawn, Spider-Man), Jim Lee (X-Men, WildCATS), Rob Liefeld (X-Force, Youngblood), Marc Silvestri (Wolverine, Witchblade), Whilce Portacio (Batman, Wetworks), Erik Larsen (Spider-Man, Savage Dragon) and Jim Valentino (X-Men spin-off Guardians of the Galaxy).

The signing was scheduled to begin at 11am, and a line of fans started forming early in the morning and snaked around the building for the duration of the event. Atomic Comics had bottled water on hand for the thirsty, and when the stockpile ran out - none other than Jim Lee himself foot the bill for fresh provisions. Then the Image founders personally handed out refreshments to those waiting patiently in line.

Fans got a good amount of face time with the Image creators - they were permitted up to five signed items per founder - and they got the opportunity of a lifetime to chat up their favorite artists. To accommodate the crowd - estimated to be in the neighborhood of 1,000 people - the Image boys stayed well past the scheduled finish time, and everyone went home happy.

>> FREE COMIC BOOK DAY WRAP-UP PHOTOS (23 photos)

EMAIL ARTICLE  /  PRINT ARTICLE
HOME  |  CURRENT NEWS  |  NEWS ARCHIVE
All stories are Copyright © Spawn.com and TMP International, Inc., and may not be reprinted without permission.
 TUE:AUG.4:2015
Headlines

Todd McFarlane is Bringing New Construction Sets to San Diego Comic Con 2015!

MLB Series 33 Figures Are Ready To Take The Field

McFarlane Toys Unveils NFL Series 37 Line Up

Don't Turn Your Back On 'The Walking Dead' TV Series 7

McFarlane Toys and HBO Create a New 'Game of Thrones' Construction Line

The NBA Finals Are Here…And So Is McFarlane's NBA Series 27 Line Up!

Quick Links
Adventures of Spawn Online Comic


McFarlane Update


Enter your e-mail address to sign up for the Todd McFarlane Update, the official newsletter of the McFarlane companies.

 
Poll Question
 
  Who do you want to see as a Walking Dead TV figure?





 
   
 
Privacy Policy
Terms of Use | Intellectual Property