Official Press Release
PHOENIX, AZ (September 22, 2004) – Atomic Comics is doing it again! The 2nd annual October Free Comic Book Day extravaganza, subtitled “Atomic-Con,” will be held on Friday, October 22 and Saturday, October 23. Loads of creators (and more are still being added!) have signed on to help make this weekend special including Joe Quesada, Brian Michael Bendis, David Mack, Frank Cho, Jim Mahfood, Steve Rude, Robert Kirkman, Mike Kunkel, Scott Kolins, Cory Walker, Chris Giarrusso, James Owens, Raven Gregory, Patrick Scherberger, Marat Mychaels, Rob Osborne and of course, the official Marvel Comics Spider-Man himself! How often do folks get to meet that much cool talent for free?!?!?
On Friday evening, Atomic is hosting a charity original art auction with 100% of the proceeds benefiting ACTOR and the East Valley Child Crisis Center. During last year’s October FCBD, $4000.00 was raised for charity, and with this year’s line-up, the goal is to blast way past that number!
Saturday the 23rd is the day for the fans! Free comic books for everyone! Spider-Man in person to meet the kids (and the kid in all of us), and some of the comic industry’s brightest stars on hand for autographs! Add in all sorts of cool, fun stuff from donut dunking to face painting to yo-yo contests, and Atomic Comics is looking at one fantastic weekend of thank-you’s for our industry’s loyal fans!
WHAT: Atomic Comics Free Comic Book Day 3.5
WHEN: Friday, October 22, 2004 and Saturday, October 23, 2004
CHANDLER, Chandler Fashion Center Mall, South side, by Harkins Theatre, (480) 940-6061
MESA SUPERSTORE, 1120 S. Country Club Dr. #105, Mesa, AZ 85210, (480) 649-0807
PARADISE VALLEY, 4537 E. Cactus Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85032, (602) 923-0733
PHOENIX, 10215 N. 28th Dr. #A1, Phoenix, AZ 85051, (602) 395-1066
WHY: As Michael Malve, Atomic Comic’s owner put it, “Yowza! This is huge! This is FREE!”
ACTOR is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. ACTOR creates a financial safety net for yesterdays’ creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and entrée back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment. For more information, visit www.ACTORComicFund.org or call 310-286-0758 x440.