Thom Zahler’s “heroically super” situation comedy comic book, Love and Capes, continues it’s popular run when issue #4 debuts this Saturday, May 5th, at Free Comic Book Day. Love and Capes is the ongoing story of Abby and Mark. She’s a bookstore owner. He’s an accountant who also happens to be the city’s top super powered crime fighter, The Crusader. In issue #4, the Crusader is “bugged” by all the attention a new hero, The Arachnerd, and his movie, are receiving. Abby, meanwhile, has to deal with Amazonia’s attempts to toss a wrench into her relationship with Mark.
Love and Capes #4, the next chapter in the ongoing series of comicdom’s newest favorite power couple, officially debuts on Free Comic Book Day. As a special bonus, this issue also features a behind the scenes feature on how the book is created and a new reader contest, “Who Wants to Create a Hero?”. Open to people of all ages, the contest will let readers create their own super character, who will appear in Love and Capes #6, slated for a November release. The winner will be chosen based on originality by series creator Thom Zahler, and will appear along with a “created by” credit. The winner will also receive a complete set of Love and Capes, as well as an 11×17 print of the page their character appears on, suitable for framing.
What more could you ask for on Free Comic Book Day? Well, fans in the Cleveland, Ohio area can head out for a Lake County Captains baseball game and free comics. Maerkle Press, with the support of the Lake County Captains and Comic Heaven in Willoughby, will provide all fans attending the 1:05pm Captains vs. Blue Claws game on May 5th at Classic Park with a free random copy of Love and Capes, issues #2 or #3. The newest issue, #4 will only be available at comic book specialty stores that same day. Fans in the Lima, Ohio area can meet Thom Zahler in person during a special Free Comic Book Day store appearance at Alter Ego Comics.
The Lake County Captains are the single-A farm club for the Cleveland Indians, based in Eastlake, Ohio. Their website is www.captainsbaseball.com. For more information regarding Free Comic Book Day and to find a comic book shop near you, visit www.freecomicbookday.com. Love and Capes can be found on-line at www.loveandcapes.com and www.myspace.com/loveandcapes.
Thom Zahler is an award-winning cartoonist and illustrator, based out of Timberlake, Ohio. He has worked in the comics field for over ten years, and his artwork has appeared all over the world. On Friday May 4th, Thom Zahler will be a guest panelist on WTAM 1100AM’s “Stump the Panel” on the Bob Frantz show (10am-3pm EST). Zahler will be the comic book expert, in honor of Friday’s release of “Spider-Man 3”. Fans outside the Cleveland area can listen on-line at www.wtam.com.