SHAZAM "EARTH S" CONVERGENCE RELEASE PARTY • Signing with writer Jeff Parker & artist Evan "Doc" Shaner!

04/25/2015 - 10:00
Etc/GMT-4

Long before the ground-breaking, '80s blockbuster Crisis on Infinite Earths, there existed a world where a boy was transported on a subway car to a wizard living at the fulcrum of time and bestowed the Wisdom of Solomon, the Strength of Hercules, the Stamina of Atlas, the Power of Zeus, the Courage of Achilles and the Speed of Mercury when he speaks the magic work, "SHAZAM!!"

Join us as we celebrate a return to the streets of Fawcett City as they were imagined by C.C. Beck in 1941, a story so rich its popularity at one point eclipsed even that of the Man of Steel, with Convergence's Earth S #1 written by Jeff Parker (Agents of Atlas, Aquaman) and illustrated by Evan "Doc" Shaner (Flash Gordon, Buddy Cops)!

What will the Big Red Cheese, Mary Marvel, Captain Marvel Jr.,and even Black Adam do when their idyllic homeworld is infringed upon by Mark Waid, Brian Augustyn Mike Mignola and P. Craig Russell's Gotham by Gaslight!

THIS WEEK'S COMICS • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4TH 2015



  
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Acmecast #225 - Live Long & Prosper...

Jermaine, Stephen and Jay announce the arrival of writer, artist, painter, Vertigo cornerstone and Eisner-award winner Jill Thompson to the sketch pavilion for Free Comic Book Day 2015, run through three big weeks of Comics at the Table, and check in on the happenings at the 2015 ComicsPRO Annual Meeting in Portland with special correspondent and Pittsburgh Comics owner Colin McMahon, all before mourning the passing of Leonard Nimoy as the news breaks.

Acme First Look #382 for 3.4.15

Riley should really be guest or ghost writing the blog this week since he was the first of the Acme crew to notice Stephen Green and his talents at November's NC Comicon and subsequently invite him out for Free Comic Book Day 2015!

Stephen won the MTV Stan Lee "Seekers" Search back in 2011 and apprenticed under Sean Gordon Murphy while contributing to the Cafe Racer Kickstarter project and IDW's In the Dark horror anthology in 2014!

We're thrilled to have him out and going the crew in the sketch pavilion for the first time!

THIS WEEK'S COMICS • WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25TH 2015



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Acme First Look #381 for 2.25.15

Also joining the Free Comic Book Day hullabaloo will be Trees artist Jason Howard! Jason knows a thing or two about epic FCBD festivities, having launched the Invincible-verse book Astounding Wolf-Man on the first Saturday in May back in 2007 and his second escapade with Robert Kirkman, Super Dinosaur, in 2011! Now that he's conspiring on Trees with Warren Ellis, we're thrilled that he has time to break away and come hang out with the New York Four, Emi, Ryan Browne and YOU on May 2nd!

THIS WEEK'S COMICS • WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18TH 2015

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Acme First Look #380 for 2.18.15

Posting the first look a day early because 1) Jay and I are going on an expedition to comic shops in the eastern part of the state tomorrow to see what there is to see and 2) I can't wait to share our next Free Comic Book Day 2015 guest with you guys!

I first became aware of artist Emi Lenox back in 2011 when Comics Alliance posted a spotlight piece about her convention commissions, which then spurred me to seek out the first Image Comics collection of her continuing webcomic Emitown (volume two is out now as well). Over the years she's done guest work on Sweet Tooth for Vertigo, covers for Burn the Orphanage, interiors on Glory and posters for various bands and shows.

Thankfully we snapped her up for our event before her profile shot through the roof earlier this year when it was announced at Image Expo that her next projects will be the dark superhero pastiche Plutona with Jeff Lemire and a travelogue of her trip to Japan, Tadaima, both due out later this year.

Familiarize yourself with her work by reading Emitown online (and contribute to her Patreon account) or pick up the two Image print volumes in the shop and follow her on Twitter!

THIS WEEK'S COMICS • WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11TH 2015



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Acmecast #224 - We interrupt your regular scheduled podcast...

...to bring you these very special announcements from DC and Marvel Comics! The revelations of Divergence and Secret Wars that came to light Friday morning were too big to ignore for eight days, so Jermaine, Stephen, Jay and John bring you this special report on the plans publishers' plans post-Convergence and on Battleworld!