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FREE ONE DAY ONLY! Saga #43 Release

FREE ONE DAY ONLY! Saga #43 Release

BREAKING! For one day only, Saga #43 will be FREE at Destiny City Comics, no purchase necessary. Limit one free copy per customer, please. Other restrictions may apply.

May 31 is a great day to visit your local comic shop and pick up the new issue of Saga, starting a new storyline! What’s a quarter these days? Don’t miss any monthly cliffhangers with a subscription at your Stadium District comic shop!

Meet Peter Bagge author of Fire!! The Zora Neale Hurston Story

Meet Peter Bagge author of Fire!! The Zora Neale Hurston Story

We are excited to welcome Peter Bagge to talk about his new graphic biography Fire!!: The Zora Neale Hurston Story. Following on the heels of his New York Times bestselling biography of Margaret Sanger, Fire!! is a dazzling graphic novel profiling bookstore favorite Zora Neale Hurston. The fifth of eight kids from a Baptist family in Alabama, Hurston’s writing prowess blossomed at Howard University, and then Barnard College, where she was the sole black student. She arrived in NYC at the height of the Harlem Renaissance and quickly found herself surrounded by peers such as Langston Hughes and Wallace Thurman. Hurston went on to become a noted folklorist and critically acclaimed novelist, including her most provocative work Their Eyes Were Watching God. Despite these landmark achievements, personal tragedies and shifting political winds in the midcentury rendered her almost forgotten by the end of her life. Co-hosted with our friends at King’s Books.

Peter Bagge is the 2014 USA Rockefeller Fellow in Literature. He is the Harvey Award-winning author of the acclaimed 1990s alternative comic series Hate starring slacker hero Buddy Bradley and a contributing editor to Reason magazine. A graduate of the School of Visual Arts in New York City, he got his start in comics in the R. Crumb-edited magazine Weirdo. Bagge lives in Seattle with his wife Joanne, daughter, and three cats.

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Harry Potter Midnight Release Block Party events at Destiny City Comics

Harry Potter Midnight Release Block Party events at Destiny City Comics

King’s Books is having a special midnight release of the new Harry Potter book, eight years since the last! Join us for a special event ignited by our good neighbor and check out comics and graphic novels inspired by Harry Potter like Gotham Academy, Unwritten, and Bird Witch.

7pm-8pm Improv

Half hour improv show live with a local performance group Fools Play Improv.

8pm-11pm Vendors

  • Wizard Caricatures by James Stowe, local cartoonist and creator of Sidekick Quests. Get drawn as a member of your favorite house!
  • Take and/or Make Harry Potter Bead Sprites by @the_nerdy_girl_crafter. This local maker will have handcrafted items available as well as a make-your-own bead sprite station.
  • Homemade Harry Potter-inspired goods by Atomic Soap Works. This local soap maker is cooking up unique Harry-Potter themed soap ideas just for this special event.
  • Vending table and Quidditch Race hosted by Crescent Moon Gifts. Enter a special Quidditch race hosted by the unique local 6th Ave gift shop at 8:30. Harry Potter items like the famous Jelly Belly Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans will also be available at their vending table.
DC Rebirth #1 Midnight Launch Party at Destiny City Comics

DC Rebirth #1 Midnight Launch Party at Destiny City Comics

It’s all happening again! Be here for a very special midnight release party of DC Rebirth #1. We’ll have an exclusive midnight release variant available in very limited quantities but fret not, you can PREORDER it here.
Only $2.99 for the midnight release edition or $100 for the ultra-rare version. Buy it now before it sells out!
 
Item description: “It all begins here. Do not skip to the last page. Do not let a friend or message board ruin this comic for you. The future (and past) of the DC Universe starts here. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!
‘Rebirth is about focusing in on the core of the character and their respective universe,’ says writer and DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns. ‘It brings back what has been lost, the legacy of the characters, the love and the hope of the DCU!'”
Star Wars Poe Dameron Launch Party at Destiny City Comics

Star Wars Poe Dameron Launch Party at Destiny City Comics

Don’t miss out on the release of Marvel’s new Star Wars series focusing on the ace X-Wing fighter from Episode VII: The Force Awakens. We’re throwing a special party where you get bonus collectibles when you purchase Poe Dameron #1 like pins, limited edition lithograph prints, and a chance to get a rare variant.
 
http://www.comicbookresources.com/article/marvel-launches-poe-dameron-celebration-events-participating-retailers
Meet the Author! Junior Braves of the Apocalypse signing at Destiny City Comics on Third Thursday

Meet the Author! Junior Braves of the Apocalypse signing at Destiny City Comics on Third Thursday

For Third Thursday, we’re celebrating the release of a new YA book set in the post-apocalypse with local author Greg Smith. It’s Stand by Me meets Walking Dead!

Description from Previewsworld.com: “The Junior Barves of Tribe 65 return from a camping trip to find swarms of bloodthirsty mutants have overrun their town, bringing death and destruction everywhere they go! With their families missing and their homes destroyed, these plucky kids must use all their scouting talents, combined smarts, and teamwork to survive the end of the world!”

Preview on ComicsAlliance: http://comicsalliance.com/junior-braves-of-the-apocalypse-oni-press-preview/

Destiny City Queer Con! Meet artists and cosplayers

Destiny City Queer Con! Meet artists and cosplayers

Come see LGBTQA comic creators and cosplayers at Stadium District’s new comic shop on St. Helens Avenue up the hill from Tacoma Pride Festival events.

Get nerdy by perusing queer-friendly graphic novels and meeting creators like:
Local comic book artist and Magic the Gathering painter Mark Brill.
http://brillustrator.blogspot.com/

Portland artist of books like Adventure Time and Bravest Warriors, Terry Blas.
http://www.terryblas.com/

Seattle-based illustrator Brian Britigan, who will be debuting his new comic zine “Miss Space Teen Supreme.”
http://www.brianbritigan.com/

More details to be announced soon! If you would like to participate, please contact mikefitz [AT] destinycitycomics.com

“Affiliated Event of the 2015 Tacoma Pride Festival”

Meet the Artist! Black River signing with author Josh Simmons

Meet the Artist! Black River signing with author Josh Simmons

We’ll be celebrating the release of a new work of horror by Josh Simmons, Black River, published by Seattle’s own Fantagraphics Books Inc.

Advance copies of the book will be available at the event before its May 20 ship date. Get your hands on it before it hits stands almost anywhere else!

Advance Praise for Black River:

“Josh Simmons has concocted a hellish world in which madwomen roam a post-apocalyptic landscape – but its battlescars are nothing compared to the self-obliterating hell of their own minds. A horrifying, unforgettable vision.” — Kier-La Janisse (House of Psychotic Women)

Find out more on the Fantagraphics website: http://www.fantagraphics.com/blackriver

RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/399940150185526