Official Press Release
Atomic Comics, the Southwest's largest independent comic book retailer, will join more than 3,000 comic book retailers nationwide in celebration of the Sixth Annual "Free Comic Book Day" on Saturday, May 5.
More than a dozen local and international comic book writers and artists will be on site to meet fans and sign copies of their comic books while Spider-Man makes guest appearances at the comic book chain's Paradise Valley (10 a.m. – noon), Mesa (1 – 3 p.m.) and Chandler (4:30 – 9 p.m.) stores.
Artists and writers scheduled to appear at Atomic Comics stores from noon – 5 p.m. include:
• Mesa Store – Skottie Young, Rick Remender, Shannon Eric Denton, Marat Mychaels, Ryan Cody, and Jim Hanna
• Phoenix Store – Christos Gage, Jay Fotos, Nat Jones, Joshua Ortega, and Tony Parker
• Chandler Store – Mike Kunkel, Patrick Scherberger, James Owen, Jeremy Owen, and Madame M
• Paradise Valley Store – Francisco Herrera, John Layman, Josh Blaylock, Raven Gregory, and Jonnie Allen
Spider-Man will be signing autographs at Atomic Comics in Paradise Valley (4537 E. Cactus Road) from 10 a.m. – noon, in Mesa (1120 S. Country Club) from 1 – 3 p.m., and in Chandler (3155 W. Chandler Blvd.) from 4:30 – 9 p.m.
"We'll have an authentic, Sony Pictures-trained Spider-Man meeting and greeting our customers," says owner Mike Malve. "We went to great lengths to make sure we give fans the real deal."
For more information, including interviews with the guests, check out www.AtomicComics.com.