THANK YOU goes out to everyone who attended Image Collections Free Comic Book Day 2015 Event in Streetsville, Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA, you are THE BEST!!....
Whether you made it happen as a member of the hard working organizational team, had a fun activity booth, or were a very helpful volunteer, or, if you made it out as an excited participant young or old, current reader or discovering one, the truth is we ALL made it possible, celebrating a medium where all things ARE possible, and, it is very likely that at some pont during that day, something occured to inspire the thought....
"If THEY'VE made it, maybe it IS POSSIBLE that I COULD make it...."
......COMICS, that is.....or SEQUENTIAL ART....as those more sophisticated might speak....
....SO TRUE, you'd be in your thoughts, as.....
.....ANYONE [...even YOU...] have STORIES TO TELL and....ANYONE [...even YOU..] can DOODLE ON A PAGE to tell them...
......and many peoples, all over the world, & right in our backyard, DO act on this impulse, &.....CREATE.....
....They create, negotiate, & decorate on a page, spreading their pictures & words & stories, matching the vibrant images flashing through their imaginations, hoping to recapture it all in such a way it will prove meaningful to an audience, sometimes of just themselves & others to an auidence of millions or even billions at a time....
....And yes, THIS.....& THAT....is what we, a trained eye, an ever increasing comprehensive mind, & an understanding of the universal language of pictures, this is what we came together to note, to give acclaim to the worlds & words which have been built, and to promote those to come, &....
....those who've MADE IT......or WILL MAKE IT...
So, once again, in the 'MAKING IT' department, THANKS for being part of the vision of FREE COMIC BOOK DAY, as it IS an integral piece in the fomula which continues to foster the strength of the 100+ year exciting stimulation which has grown into a pillar of a message delivery option....
On SATURDAY MAY 2nd 2015 we all got together, partaking in a LOVE-IN if you will, for this medium of COMICBOOKS [...preferably ONE WORD, not two...] and now, in the aftermath, we are very proud of you & what the day meant... GIANT THANKS GO OUT TO ALL for the work & efforts it all took to make happen....
[ and YES, this most certainly includes the time & possible toils it took just to 'show up', or more correctly, 'book the time' to appear for, including travel, to collect some FREE COMICS, however long you were able to stay for...]
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...STILL TO COME.....more pics & info from FREE COMIC BOOK DAY....
...STILL TO COME.....pics from our EXCLUSIVE FREE COMIC BOOK DAY AFTERPARTY @ FILM.CA [Oakville's former 'ENCORE THEATERS']
...STILL TO COME.....[an I.C. F.C.B.Day Aftermath Event]:
LOTS OF FUN WILL BE HAD WITH SOME VERY SPECIAL GUESTS THIS YEAR......HELP US PROMOTE YOUR COMICS MEDIUM!
MARVEL'S GIANT NEW EVENT FOR THE SUMMER OF 2015 IS..
...30 YEARS AFTER THE ORIGINAL IN THE 1980S...
DC BUGs BATMAN! Yes, DC COMICS BUGs BATMAN!
In an unprecedented move, leading 21st century comics publisher DC COMICS is changing it's most popular character's costume to resemble one of the 20th century's most popular animated characters in synergy with it's parent company, Warner Brothers. Yes BATMAN is becoming Bugs Bunny-like.
Presumingly with an overwhelming majority of it's shareholders taking part in the vote, Warner Brothers made the decision after long & careful consideration to 'evolve' its most profitable caped crusader to fall more in line with its upcoming Loony Tunes franchise reboot.
"It just makes sense to put their most powerful asset into the brand they are most likely to succeed at..", said an industry insider, possibly citing the fact that, due to marvelous competition, the upcoming 'BATMAN vs SUPERMAN' movie, meant to introduce theaters to DC COMICS most iconic villians & heroes, which had a lot riding on it, is no longer a summer-blaockbuster, & instead has now been relegated to a March 24th 2016 release.
A decision hasn't quite been made as to whether to alter Ben Afflick's costume in that flick.
"Bats have long ears, just like Bugs does", explained a not at all duressed Bat-Fan who sported a spiffy new Justice League T-Shirt.
Others were not as excited about the change, as Canadian comics retailer T.M. Maple Leaf explained, "We had heard the rumours, but when the announcement came....I think it hit hard". said the owner of Image Collections.
It's true, some comic readers & movie-goers don't understand it's just smart buisness, and besides those folks will always have their memories of the way it used to be, though DC COMICS is hoping to convince fans to "go ahead, give BAT-BUGS a chance."
[[[[ PLEASE NOTE: Published on APRIL 1st 2015, this story is complete parody with no truth, EXCEPT the picture IS REAL, and DC COMICS is changing BATMAN, and HE WILL look like THAT, and it WILL BE drawn by their top artist....so GOTCHA!....AND DC's GOT all of us!....]]]]
DC COMICS newest UNIVERSE-BENDING EVENT is more of a revisiting-old-friends than it is a revision of the status quo....
If you were a reader during or before the ground-breaking 'DEATH OF SUPERMAN' Event of DC COMICS past then THIS is just for you......
It ALL begins in 'CONVERGENCE #0'
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NEW DC COMICS FIRST TO TAKE OVER SUMMER 2015...
Well, It seems DC COMICS has beaten MARVEL [who's 'SECRET WARS'<see below>hits in summer]to the punch by being 1st to announce what will become of at least one of the 2 major competing long-running superhero lines this summer.....
With increased competition from up & coming companies like BOOM!, IDW, & DYNAMITE, mixed with an excellent [& getting better!!] IMAGE COMICS fixated on quality writings, DC has big plans of it's own....
It begins in DC's 2015 FREE COMIC BOOK DAY offering, DC COMICS DIVERGENCE one shot, and when the dust has settled after the craziness of APRIL & MAY's Convegence [see BELOW] THIS will emerge....
The roster of titles and creators for the NEW DC UNIVERSE as of JUNE 2015 [...24 new series and 25 ongoing titles...] is as follows......
|Title||Creative Team||Title||Creative Team|
|Batman Beyond||W: Dan Jurgens, A: Bernard Chang||Action Comics||W: Greg Pak, A: Aaron Kuder|
|Bat-Mite (6-issue limited)||W: Dan Jurgens, A: Corin Howell||Aquaman||W: Cullen Bunn, A: Trevor McCarthy|
|Bizarro (6-issue limited)||W: Heath Corson, A: Gustavo Duarte||Batgirl||W: Cameron Stewart & Brenden Fletcher, A: Babs Tarr|
|Black Canary||W: Brenden Fletcher, A: Annie Wu & Irene Koh||Batman||W: Scott Snyder, A: Greg Capullo|
|Constantine: The Hellblazer||W: Ming Doyle, A: Riley Rossmo||Detective Comics||W; Brian Buccelato & Francis Manapul, A: Francis Manapul|
|Cyborg||W: David Walker, A: Ivan Reis||Batman/Superman||W: Greg Pak, A: Ardian Syaf|
|Dark Universe||W: James Tynion IV, A: Ming Doyle||Catwoman||W: Genevieve Valentine, A: David Messina|
|Green Lantern: Lost Army||W: Cullen Bunn, A: Jesus Saiz & Javi Pina||Deathstroke||W: Tony S. Daniel, A: Tony S. Daniel|
|Doomed||W: Scott Lobdell, A: Javier Fernandez||The Flash||W: Robert Venditti & Van Jensen, A: Brett Booth|
|Earth 2: Society||W: Daniel Wilson, A: Jorge Jimenez||Gotham Academy||W: Becky Cloonan & Brenden Fletcher, A: Karl Kerschl|
|Dr. Fate||W: Paul Levitz, A: Sonny Liew||Gotham By Midnight||W: Ray Fawkes, A: Juan Ferreyra|
|Harley Quinn/Power Girl(6-issue limited)||W: Jimmy Palmiotti & Amanda Conner, A: Stephane Roux||Grayson||W: Tom King & Tim Seeley, A: Mikel Janin|
|Justice League of America||W: Bryan Hitch, A: Bryan Hitch||Green Arrow||W: Ben Percy, A: Zircher|
|Justice League 3001||W: Keith Giffen, A: Howard Porter||Green Lantern||W: Robert Venditti, A: Billy Tan|
|Martian Manhunter||W: Rob Williams, A: Ben Oliver||Harley Quinn||W: Jimmy Palmiotti & Amanda Conner, A: Chad Hardin|
|Midnighter||W: Steve Orlando, A: ACO||Justice League||W: Geoff Johns, A: Jason Fabok|
|Mystic U||W: Alisa Kwitney, A: TBD||Justice League United||W:Stay tuned for creative team info!, A:|
|Omega Men||W: Tom King, A: Alec Morgan||Lobo||W: Cullen Bunn, A: Cliff Richards|
|Prez||W: Mark Russell, A: Ben Caldwell||Secret Six||W: Gail Simone, A: Dale Eaglesham|
|Red Hood/Arsenal||W: Scott Lobdell, A: Denis Medri||Sinestro||W: Cullen Bunn, A: Bradley Walker|
|Robin, Son of Batman||W: Patrick Gleason, A: Patrick Gleason||New Suicide Squad||W: Sean Ryan, A: Carlos D'Anda|
|Section Eight (6-issue limited)||W: Garth Ennis, A: John McCrea||Superman||W: Gene Luen Yang, A: John Romita, Jr.|
|Starfire||W: Jimmy Palmiotti & Amanda Conner, A: Emanuela Lupacchino||Superman/Wonder Woman||W: Peter J. Tomasi, A: Doug Mahnke|
|We Are Robin||W: Lee Bermejo, A: Khary Randolph||Teen Titans||W: Will Pfeifer, A: Kenneth Rocafort|
|Wonder Woman||W: Meredith Finch, A: David Finch|
. ....AND....COMING FROM MARVEL COMICS THIS SUMMER IS.....