One of our best buds, Menachem Luchins of ESCAPE POD COMICS, is closed on Saturdays. So FCBD is Sunday at his shop in Huntington, L.I. Here’s the cool stuff he has planned:
Take it away, Menachem:
Free Comic Book Day, the national event in which comic shops give out free books created by dozens of comic book companies, is this weekend! All over the country, this Saturday, people can pick up free books featuring Archie, Batman, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Steven Universe, the Guardians of the Galaxy and more!
But at Escape Pod Comics in Huntington, N.Y. (302 Main Street, Huntington Village) Free Comic Book day is SUNDAY, MAY 4TH! We’ll have all the giveaway books, a storewide sale, cosplayers, and special guests doing signings! All customers are entitled to 5 free books, while those in costume get two extra for a total of seven! Items in the shop will be on sale ranging from 10-50% off, including our huge catalogue of back issues, new issues and trade paperbacks.
A regular destination for cosplayers, Escape Pod Comics has a monthly day where people from all over the Island come out and show off their best costumes. In honor of Free Comic Book Day, they have all promised to turn out!
From 1-5 pm, comic creator Jimmy Gownley of the hit young adult series Amelia Rules! and the new Scholastic Books volume The Dumbest Idea Ever will be here, signing the free offering from Scholastic, a chapter from his new book. Following that, from 6-9pm Brandon Montclare and Amy Reeder will be signing and selling copies of their hit Image Comics book Rocket Girl, as well as giving away promotional posters.
On May 4t, the stores hours will be 11am-9pm. Here is a Facebook event page for the day: https://www.facebook.com/events/1450914601810872/?ref=22