Official Press Release
Saturday, May 1st is Free Comic Book Day!
Stop by Night Flight Comics and pick out a free comic book. (While supplies last.)
FCBD at Night Flight Comics (Library Square - 210 E. 400 So.) will start at 11:00 a.m. and end at 6:00 p.m.
FCBD at Night Flight Comics (6222 South State Street) will start at 11:00 a.m. and end at 7:00 p.m.
X-Men Writer Chris Claremont at Library Square
The central theme of Claremont’s X-Men stories is prejudice. The X-Men are blessed and cursed with genetic mutations; some with visible differences, some not so visible. Claremont portrays the mutant experience as no one has, with parallels to our own human experience.
His initial unbroken 17-year run on the X-Men is the stuff of industry legend. His run culminated with the launch of the new title, X-Men, whose first issue sold over 7.6 million copies, a record that stands today. In total, Claremont has sold in excess of 500,000,000 comics worldwide including work on Aliens Vs Predator, Sovereign Seven, Star Trek and many more. His X-Men story, “Dark Phoenix,” with its radical treatment of the story’s central character, paved the way for reinterpretation of the superhero mythos throughout the industry.
Artists at Library Square on Free Comic Book Day
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. — Comic book artists and writers will be in front of
The City Library auditorium to autograph comics and do sketches for kids!
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. — Mutants Unite! X-Men Godfather, Chris Claremont discusses his writing, X-Men and the mutant experience in The City Library Auditorium. (To win free tickets RSVP at www.night-flight.com)
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. — Artist signing session with Chris Claremont (X-Men Forever), and local artists: Bill Galvan (Archie, Simpsons), Patric Reynolds (Hellboy), Jake Black (TMNT, Supergirl), and Quinn Johnson (Rune Stone).
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. — Dewey Lecture: My Life in Comics by Chris Claremont.
Broadcast live from The City Library Auditorium (open seating)