May 5th is Free Comic Book Day, one of the greatest days of the year for comic fans and the comic industry. This is the time of year when creators are signing, comic shops are finding new customers, comic companies are showing off new series and stories to a new audience, and comic fans reap the benefits of sales, contests, and, of course, FREE COMICS! But why spend Free Comic Book Day at just any comic shop when you could be spending it at Sky High Comics in beautiful San Marcos, CA with the guys and gals of Speak Geeky To Me!

Doors open for the event at 10am on Saturday, May 5th. There will be Free Comic Book Day themed lollipops, stickers, temporary tattoos, and more to accompany a wide selection of awesome FREE COMICS! There will also be raffles, contests, signings, and a rather awesome series of sales throughout the day at Sky High. So lets get to the incredible details of the day.

Signings

Rick Basaldua, inker on series like Artifacts, Incredible Hulk , Witchblade, Darkness, and Ultimate Fantastic Four will be signing most of the day alongside his fellow inker, and Speak Geeky To Me model, Katherine Elizabeth French. Joining them for a few hours (starting at 12-noon) will be Mike McKone, the penciler of Teen Titans, Justice League, Amazing Spider-man, Fantastic Four, Astonishing X-men, and countless other titles over the past 20+ years he’s been in comics. You might also remember Mike as the artist of our new ART-icle series, Confluence in a Sea of Geek. Remember to bring some comics to get signed, but don’t worry, we’ll also have some available for sale to get signed if you forget. San Diego’s favorite speedster, the Crimson Blur, and his friends will also be on-hand throughout the day for photos and signatures. You might even get hints about upcoming episodes from their great online series. To top it all off, we’ll also have some additionally lovely Speak Geeky To Me models on hand for photos!

 

Cosplay & Costumes

There will be 2 separate costume contests in the shop that day. One is aimed at our younger audience (age range of 13 and under) and will begin at 2PM. The other contest, beginning at 6PM will be all ages. Both contests will have great prizes, with a Sky High gift card for the best costume in each! Furthermore, all attendees in costume get 10% off their purchases, so make sure to come in your coolest cosplay outfits!

 

Sky High Sale

Along with free comics you’ll be able to get great deals on the comics and other items you buy! All comic variants will be 50% off! Back issue comics on the wall are 50% off! All $1 back Issue bin comics will be buy 1 get 1 free! Trades and Hardcovers 25-75% off! And select Toys and Statues will also be available at incredible discounts! But best of all? Every purchase gets you a raffle ticket which will give you the chance to win splendid prizes!!!

Where and Other Details

Sky High Comics is located in San Marcos, CA at 1921 W. San Marcos Blvd. unit 105., San Marcos, CA 92078. That is the Albertsons parking lot, not far from 78 freeway in San Diego County. The event will run from 10AM to 7PM, with creator signings and contests through out the day. You can call the shop in advance for specific details relating to the event at  (760) 598-0649. Free comic books are limited to the selection set aside by Diamond Comic Distributors, ComicsPRO, and Sky High Comics, and will be given out with a limit of 3 per person on a first come, first serve basis. You can find out more about Free Comic Book Day by checking out there website here.

 

 

So make sure you swing by Sky High Comics this Saturday for great deals, the chance to meet some cool people, and of course…FREE COMIC BOOKS!!! Does it get any better?