Zeus Comics and Toys, HeroRealm.com, PvPOnline.com andFanboy Radio have joined forces once again bringing to North Texas a brandnew Comic and Pop-Culture Expo, better known as CAPE!, the biggest FreeComic Book Day event of the year.
CAPE! 2: Son of CAPE! will take place on Saturday, May 6th, 2006 from 10am –5pm coinciding with the country-wide Free Comic Book Day at Zeus Toys andComics, Turtle Creek Village, 3878 Oaklawn Ave, Suite 100E, Dallas, TX75219. Scott Hinze of Fanboy Radio will M.C. the event that will allow fansa chance to interact with top creators in the comic industry, get sketches,talk comics and pick up some fantastic free goodies.
This years line up includes:
Bryan Hitch – The Ultimates, The Authority, JLA, Stormwatch
Gail Simone – Birds of Prey, Superman, Deadpool, Rose and Thorn, KillerPrincesses
Tony Bedard – Red Rocket, Exiles, Negation, Spider-Man: Breakout
Scott Kurtz – PvP, Truth, Justin and the American Way
Josh Howard – Dead@17, Dark Harvest
Roberto Aquire-Sacasa – Marvel Knights 4, Nightcrawler, SensationalSpider-Man
Lea Hernandez – Rumble Girls, Cathedral Child, Clockwork Angels, IroncladPetal
Marc Andreyko – Manhunter, Torso, Marvel – Shadow & Light
James Kochalka – American Elf, Monkey vs. Robot, Super F*ckers
Ben & Marlena Hall – Dead@17: Protectorate
Tiki Coladas - webcomic by Jonathan Caustrita
James O'Barr – The Crow
Silent Devil Press - Christian Beranek (co-writer of Dracula vs. KingArthur)
Ben Dunn – Ninja High School
Ian Shaughnessy – StrangetownvViper Comics – The Middleman, Villains, Oddly Normal, Dead@17
The Pet Professional - web comic written by Jason Salsbury
Some Big Lumberjack
Brock Rizy – Emily Edison
David Hopkins – Karma Incorporated, Emily Eidson
Kit Lively – National Lampoon, Cracked, Troma, Rubber Chicken
Steve Galgas – The Fantastic Mr. Grant
Two Lumps - web comic by J. Grant and Mel Hynes
Richard Dominguez – El Gato Negro
William Rodriguez – The Mighty Mangler
More guests to be announced later.
The all day, indoor/outdoor, event promises to be unlike anything the Dallasarea has seen before. "We'll have plenty of free comics, movie posters,hats, t-shirts, and prizes and hang with some of the finest people in thecomic book industry," Says Richard Neal, Zeus Comics and Toys owner. "Freecomics and fun. I can't think of a better way to spend the day."
Last year's CAPE! saw thousands in attendance, over 300 gift bags from ZeusComics and Toys handed out to kids, free goodies from both HeroRealm.com andFanboy Radio and comic book guests from all over the country. The freeindoor/outdoor event hosted 45 guests from Robert (Marvel Team-Up) Kirkmanto Lea (Rumble Girls) Hernandez and more, who were on hand all day to meetand greet fans from North Texas and beyond. This year promises to be biggerand better in every way.
For more information on CAPE or if you are a comic professional who wants toattend please visit www.herorealm.com/cape or call Zeus comics at214-219-TOYS.