Wednesday, April 23, 2014

CARDS, COMICS & COLLECTIBLES CELEBRATES 30TH ANNIVERSARY

An Event 30 Years in the Making!

J.G. Jones, Don Rosa, Todd Dezago, Craig Rousseau, Steve Conley, John Gallagher, Frank Cho, and Free Comics!

From the Store that Brings You the Baltimore Comic-Con...

On Saturday, May 3 2014, Cards, Comics & Collectibles of Reisterstown, MD will not only be celebrating Free Comic Book Day, but will commemorate an even bigger milestone event — its 30th Anniversary!

This will be the biggest extravaganza held at the store to date, and will feature: appearances by superstar creators J.G. Jones, Don Rosa, Todd Dezago, Craig Rousseau, Steve Conley, John Gallagher, and Frank Cho*; great sales on hardcovers, trade, toys, statues, and modern back issues; and, of course FREE COMICS and MORE!

"When we first opened our doors on May 1, 1984, I couldn't even imagine celebrating 30 years," said Marc Nathan, owner of Cards, Comics & Collectibles and show promoter for the Baltimore Comic-Con. "Thirty years seems like such a long time, but it's been an amazing ride that has just gotten better and better every year. From the awesome group of creators who've appeared in the store and at the show over the years, to the loyal customers who come in week after week, I couldn't have asked for a better 30 years in the comic business!"

In addition to the dozens of free comics that will be available that day, the first 100 customers will receive a Cards, Comics & Collectibles exclusive Rai #1 (Valiant Comics) variant cover by J.G. Jones. This cover was commissioned exclusively for the 30th Anniversary and is not available anywhere else!!

But wait, there's more!! Every customer who stops by will receive a FREE Baltimore Comic-Con T-Shirt while supplies last! Plus, all weekend long (May 2-4, 2014) get an additional 50% OFF all Hardcovers, Trade Paperbacks, Toys, Statues, and Modern Back Issues!!

Come early, come in costume, and come to help us celebrate 30 amazing years of Cards, Comics & Collectibles!!

About The Creators:

JG Jones Mr. Terrific #1Cover artist extraordinaire, J.G. Jones broke into comics in 1994, working on two issues of Dark Dominion for now-defunct Defiant Comics. Since then, Jones' artwork has graced the pages and cover of such titles as Black Widow, Marvel Boy, and The Avengers from Marvel Comics and Wonder Woman: The Hiketeia, 52, and Final Crisis from DC Comics. Most recently, he provided cover and interior artwork for DC's Before Watchmen: Comedian mini-series.

Don Rosa is a writer and illustrator, who is most famous for his work on Scrooge McDuck stories from 1987-2006. His work is highly regarded by fans of Disney comics illustrating the Duck universe. Although he officially retired in 2008, his seminal work on the Eisner-award winning Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck, stands as one of the most popular Disney comics of all time.

Writer Todd Dezago began his career in 1994, scripting the adventures of Marvel's Merry Mutants in the pages of X-Force. In 2006, he moved to The Sensational Spider-Man with artist and frequent future collaborator, Mike Wieringo. In addition to his work at Marvel and DC Comics, Dezago also co-created Tellos (with Wieringo) and The Perhapanauts with artist Craig Rousseau. His most recent work includes the mini-series The Perhapanauts: Danger Down Under from Image Comics.

Craig Rousseau started his career in 1997 as a fill-in artist on issue #22 of DC Comic's Impulse. By issues 27, he was named as the full-time artist. After his run on Impulse, DC gave him a shot on Batman Beyond and Harley Quinn, as well as Young Justice, Gotham Adventures, and Detective Comics. Teaming up with Dezago, he co-created The Perhapanuats, which was originally published through Dark Horse Comics, and most recently through Image Comics. His most recent work includes the mini-series The Perhapanauts: Danger Down Under.

Bloop by ConleyAward-winning designer, illustrator and cartoonist Steve Conley has worked on such notable comics as Star Trek: Year Four (IDW), Michael Chabon's Amazing Adventures of the Escapist (Dark Horse Comics), and JLA-Z (DC Comics). Conley is also the creator of Astounding Space Thrills and the all-ages series, Bloop,

Cartoonist John Gallagher is the award-winning creator of such all-ages comics as Buzzboy, Roboy Red, and Zoey & Ketchup. Beginning his career in 1990, he has worked in nearly every aspect of comics production throughout his career - from writing and illustration to art direction. John is also one of the founders of Kids Love Comics, an organization that promotes literacy through comics and graphic novels.

Cho Savage WolverineFrank Cho's body of work at Marvel includes such titles as New Avengers, Mighty Avengers, Shanna the She-Devil, New Ultimates, X-Men: Schism, Avengers vs. X-Men, and Savage Wolverine. He is also well-known for his creator-owned series Liberty Meadows and his work on Jungle Girl for Dynamite Entertainment. Most recently, he handled the art duties for the Marvel X-event, Battle of the Atom.

* Frank Cho will be appearing from 11:00 AM – - 1:00 PM only

 

WHERE: Cards, Comics & Collectibles is located at 100A Chartley Drive, Reisterstown, MD.
For more information, please visit
cardscomicscollectibles.com, .our Facebook page, or call 410.526-7410.