This Weekend: Free Comic Book Day 2011 and Metro Comic Con

Posted by Paolo Chikiamco On May - 4 - 2011

This coming weekend is a big one for comics lovers, and I just thought I’d remind everyone (as if you guys don’t have the dates encircled in your calendars yet).

May 7 is Free Comic Book Day, as is every first Saturday of May. As has become the case in recent years, Comic Odyssey in Robinson’s Galleria seems to be the place to go, if you absolutely must raid only one store on that day, with plenty of guest artists arriving, and exclusive FCBD comics from local creators. For those wondering what the big deal is (although why one would need to go farther than “free” “comics” is a mystery to me), Gerry Alanguilan (should I say Eisner-award nominated Gerry Alanguilan now? ^_^) has a great post that places the event in context.

May 7 is also the first day of the Metro Comic Con, which lasts until May 8 and takes place at SM Megamall. Special guests at the event are David Lloyd (V for Vendetta), Tony DeZuniga (creator of Jonah Hex) and Philp Tan (Batman and Robin, Green Lantern)

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