Whoa what a couple o’ weeks, amiright? Did you know that nearly every comic book company worth a gosh darn gives out free comic books on the first Saturday in May? That’s right, I think we can all use a little outing this Saturday. Here are some of our most anticipated free comics to pick up at your LCS (Local Comic Shop) this weekend. Don’t be greedy, take only one! We previewed the free books last year…and we’re still into comics. Who knew?
A group of comic book creators will be at Hub Comics on Saturday: some of the best queer and feminist indie zine and spoken word artists will be joined by Somerville’s own Liz Prince for a book signing, slideshow, and reading. The funny ladies of funny books promise an exciting time. Luckily for us, Cassie, Nicole, and Liz had a few moments to spare on the road to give us an idea of what to expect on Saturday at 7 p.m. Nicole also gives a ‘friend’ some valuable cuddling advice. Continue reading
Adventure Time! Female Creators! Book Signing! Punk Rock Album Covers! We’ve got it all in this exclusive interview with Ignatz Award winning creator Liz Prince, signing copies of her story in the Adventure Time spin off Marceline and the Scream Queens #3 at Hub Comics this Sunday at noon. Continue reading
That’s right, thanks to Larry Hama, this is one 80′s comic book series that got a second chance. Continue reading
LeaguePodcast manager Matt Dursin and myself made our way to the celebrations at Hub Comics in Union Square, Somerville on Saturday to see what the Hub was about, Bub! The local comic shop (LCS) celebrated being open four years with a fresh new vibe. New owner Tim Finn has let the sunlight into the shop for the relaunch, both literally and figuratively, by unblocking the windows by paying tribute to the memory of previous owner James Welborn, who passed away in May of last year. Continue reading
You’ve got some crappy movies. No, not talking about those movies, we’re talking about VHS tapes. V.H.S.? Video Home System cassettes were a popular form of storing movies and TV shows in the 1980s. Yes? Yes! Those! Titles like Sleepaway Camp, Basket Case or The Barbarians (from the director of Cannibal Holocaust! Duh.) need to find a home somewhere and the kind souls at Hub Comics are opening their doors and laying out the cutest little cots you’ve ever seen. They called it Disasterpiece Theatre. Bring yours!
[Thu 5.5.11. 19 Bow St., Union Sq., Somerville. 617.718.0987. 9pm/free. hubcomics.com]