Local Comic Shop Day Will Be Full of “Venom”
Comic book stores and publishers will celebrate the independent spirit of local comic book shops with “Local Comic Shop Day” on Wednesday, and Marvel is teaming up on the day with a character from one of this hit movies. year.
Following the success of the movie “Venom: Let There Be Carnage”, Marvel offers an LCSD link for its latest comic book series “Venom”.
Jonboy Meyers created the cover variant of “Venom” # 2 which will be available Wednesday at participating local comic book stores, featuring the Local Comic Shop Day logo.
The annual Local Comic Shop Day event is hosted by ComicsPRO, the trade organization for the comic book industry. The new “Venom” series is written by Al Ewing and Ram V, with illustrations by Bryan Hitch.
This is the second year that Local Comic Book Day has been held on a Wednesday, having started on a Saturday in 2011.
Marco Davanzo, executive director of ComicsPRO, said the move was aimed at leveraging existing traffic patterns of comic book stores.
“We moved Local Comic Shop Day from Saturday to Wednesday last year and more stores participated,” Davanzo said in a press release. “Because Wednesday is the day new comics traditionally come out, it made a lot of sense to make this move.”
The goal of Local Comic Shop Day, according to a statement from ComicsPRO, is to bring comic book fans to their local store for the holidays – to celebrate the local comic shop.
On Wednesday, monsters, musicians, superheroes and more will be a part of local Comic Book Day.
Writer / artist Jim Calafiore posts signed editions of his graphic novel “Ned, Lord of the Pit” at participating stores on local Comic Day. Ned is a struggling actor who discovers he’s heir to part of Hell.
“The Walking Dead” first found its audiences in comic book stores, and Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard and Dave McCaig’s “The Walking Dead Deluxe” # 27 Local Comic Shop Day Edition will feature a foil treatment on the logo. of the cover. The original edition of “The Walking Dead” # 27 featured the first appearance of the villainous character known as “The Governor”.
Writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Stephen Byrne will launch an LCSD edition of “Joy Operations” # 1 for the day; 55 years in the future, Joy is a special agent of a city owned company.
Two versions focus on notable musicians:
The Z2 comics will be releasing “Chuck D Presents Apocalypse 91: Revolution Never Sleeps”, a graphic novel celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Public Enemy album “Apocalypse 91: The Enemy Strikes Back”.
Publisher 10 Ton Press will be releasing the “Metallica Special Edition” comic to coincide with the 30th anniversary of Metallica’s “Black Album”.
Other issues receiving variant or aluminum cover versions for LCSD include:
Vault’s “Radio Apocalypse” 1; “Grrl Scouts by Jim Mahfood: Stone Ghost” # 1 from Image Comics; and the YA crime thriller “Ed Brubaker and Marcos Martín’s Friday” # 1 of the local edition of the day from Image Comics’ comic book store.
Boom! Studios offers Adam Gorham’s Magic: Master Of Metal # 1 hardcover; “House Of Slaughter” hardcover n ° 1 second printing by Jae Lee and June Chang, and hardcover n ° 1 “Regarding The Matter Of Oswald’s” by Ryan Sook.
From DC Comics come three card stock and silver foil covers: “Detective Comics” # 1045, “DC vs. Vampires ”n ° 2 and“ Task Force Z ”n ° 2.
For more information, visit localcomicshopday.com.
Matthew Price, matthew@matthewL Danemark, has been writing about the comic book industry for over two decades. He is co-owner of Speeding Bullet Comics in Norman. Price is on the national local Comic Book Day committee for ComicsPRO.