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Celebrate Free Comic Book Day with Your Favorite DC Comics Writers and Artists

Celebrate Free Comic Book Day with Your Favorite DC Comics...

By DCE Editorial Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

If you’re a regular DC Comics reader, you don’t need us to tell you that this Saturday is Free Comic Book Day. You’re probably planning out your day as we speak. But do those plans involve meeting a favorite DC Comics writer or artist? Many of them will be participating in signings and other events and we wouldn’t want you to miss out on any might be nearby. That’s why we put together this list of signings and interactive map. You can look for your state below, or just use the map above to search for your location or your favorite DC talent. You can also click here to be taken to a much larger version of the map.

Please note that appearances and signing times are subject to change, so we strongly suggest that you call the shop or visit their website before heading down. Also, this is by no means a complete list. Shops and talent are still locking down their FCBD plans, and there are almost certainly signings that we missed. If you know of any, feel free to mention them in the comments below.

Finally, if this is your first time participating in Free Comic Book Day, you may find this list of tips from last year’s big day to be helpful. And be sure to pick up our FCBD offerings, SUPERMAN: LAST SON OF KRYPTON SPECIAL EDITION #1 (which you can preview in the gallery above) and DC NATION SUPER SAMPLER #1!

Arizona

Hi-Fi (Birds of Prey, Justice League International)
Date: May 4, 2013
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Samurai Comics (Arizona Comic Mini Festival)

1120 S. Country Club Dr. #107
Mesa, AZ 85210
(480) 962-1123

Adam Beechen (Batman Beyond)
Date: May 4, 2013
Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
All About Books and Comics

5060 N. Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85012
(602) 277-0757


Dave Beaty (Grifter)
Date: May 4, 2013
Time: 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
Game On

2982 N. Park Ave. Suite D
Prescott Valley, AZ 86314
(928) 554-3649

 

California

BATT (Action Comics, Green Lantern: New Guardians)
Date: May 4, 2013
Time TBD
Phat Collectibles Mega Store

1201 S Euclid St.
Anaheim, CA 92804
(714) 808-9355

James Robinson (Earth 2)
Date: May 4, 2013
Time TBD
Flying Colors

2980 Treat Blvd.
Concord, CA 94518
(925) 825-5410


Bryan Q. Miller (Smallville: Season 11)
Date: May 4, 2013
Time: 2 p.m.-6 p.m.
3C California Comics and Collectables

11284 Washington Pl.
Culver City, CA 90230
(310) 313-7205

Geoff Johns (Justice League, Aquaman, Justice League of America)
Date: May 4, 2013
Time: 1 p.m.
Golden Apple Comics

7018 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 658-6047


Scott Koblish (Legion of Super-Heroes)
Date: May 4, 2013
Time: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Comic Bug

1807 Manhattan Beach Blvd.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 372-6704


Sterling Gates (Justice League of America’s Vibe)
Date: May 4, 2013
Time: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
4-Color Fantasies

7172 Archibald Ave.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91707
(909) 563-8751

AND

Date: May 4, 2013
Time: 3 p.m.- 5 p.m.
Earth-2 Comics

15017 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
(818) 386-9590


Mick Gray (Batman and Robin)
Date: May 4, 2013
Time: 12 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
SLG Art Boutiki and Gallery

44 Race Street
San Jose, CA 95126
(408) 971-8929


Dustin Nguyen (Batman: Li’l Gotham)
Date: May 4, 2013
Time: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Comics Toons N’ Toys

13542 Newport Ave.
Tustin, CA 92780
(714) 730-2117


Peter Nguyen (Batman: Arkham Unhinged, Justice League Unlimited)
Date: May 4, 2013
Time: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Comics Toons N’ Toys

13542 Newport Ave.
Tustin, CA 92780
(714) 730-2117

 

Florida

Ethan Van Sciver (Batman: The Dark Knight)
Date: May 4, 2013
Time: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Mike’s Comics & Collectibles

8110 S. Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, FL 32809
(407) 854-6222


George Perez (Crisis on Infinite Earths, Wonder Woman)
Date: May 4, 2013
Time TBD
Coliseum of Comics

177 Towne Center Cir.
Sanford, FL 32771
(407) 324-1800


Paul Pelletier (Aquaman)
Date: May 4, 2013
Time: 12 p.m.-4 p.m.
Heroes Haven

4339 Gunn Hwy.
Tampa, FL 33618
(813) 269-8859

 

Georgia

Drew Geraci (Infinite Crisis, Green Lantern Corps)
Date: May 4, 2013
Time: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Galactic Quest

481 W Pike St.
Lawrenceville, GA 30045
(770) 339-3001

 

Illinois

Chris Burnham (Batman, Incorporated)
Date: May 4, 2013
Time TBD
Dark Tower Comics

4835 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 654-1490


Jenny Frison (I, Vampire)
Date: May 4, 2013
Time TBD
Dark Tower Comics

4835 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 654-1490


Art Baltazar (Superman Family Adventures, The Green Team)
Date: May 4, 2013
Time: All day
AW YEAH COMICS

4933 Oakton St.
Skokie, IL 60077
(847) 423-2916

 

Maryland

Joelle Jones (Adventures of Superman)
Date: May 4, 2013
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Third Eye Comics

2027 West St.
Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 897-0322


Gail Simone (Batgirl, The Movement)
Date: May 4, 2013
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Third Eye Comics

2027 West St.
Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 897-0322


Charles Soule (Swamp Thing)
Date: May 4, 2013
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Third Eye Comics

2027 West St.
Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 897-0322


Gene Ha (Action Comics, Justice League)
Date: May 4, 2013
Time: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Beyond Comics

5632 Buckeystown Pike
Frederick, MD 21704
(301) 668-8202

 

Minnesota

Sean E. Williams (Fairest)
Date: May 4, 2013
Time: 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Legacy Comics and Games

The Oak Park Mall
1301 18th Ave. NW
Austin, MN 55912
(507) 320-4263


Christopher Jones (Young Justice)
Date: May 4, 2013
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Source Comics & Games

2057 Snelling Ave N.
Roseville, MN 55113
(651)645-0386

 

New York

Franco (Superman Family Adventures, The Green Team)
Date: May 4, 2013
Time: 12 p.m.-4 p.m.
Dragons Den

2600 South Rd.
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 471-1401

Brad Walker (Action Comics, Green Lantern: New Guardians)
Date: May 4, 2013
Time: 12 p.m.-6 p.m.
Alterniverse Comics

2510 Route 44
Salt Point, NY 12578
(845) 677-1004


Jim Lee (Justice League, Superman Unchained)

Date: May 4, 2013
Time: 12 p.m.-2 p.m.
4th World Comics and Toys

33 Route 111
Smithtown, NY 11787
(631) 366-4440

Note: This event had a lottery which has already taken place. Please check with the shop for details on this signing.

AND

Date: May 4, 2013
Time: 7 p.m.-9 p.m.
Midtown Comics (Downtown)

64 Fulton Street (corner of Gold St.)
New York, NY 10038
(212) 302-8192

 
Scott Snyder (Batman, Superman Unchained)

Date: May 4, 2013
Time: 12 p.m.-2 p.m.
4th World Comics and Toys

33 Route 111
Smithtown, NY 11787
(631) 366-4440

Note: This event had a lottery which has already taken place. Please check with the shop for details on this signing.

AND

Date: May 4, 2013
Time: 7 p.m.-9 p.m.
Midtown Comics (Downtown)

64 Fulton Street (corner of Gold St.)
New York, NY 10038
(212) 302-8192

 

North Carolina

Francesco Francavilla (Batman: The Black Mirror)
Date: May 4, 2013
Time: 1 p.m.- 5 p.m.
Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find

1957 E. 7th Street
Charlotte, NC 28204
(704) 375-7462

 
Cully Hamner (Red, Action Comics)

Date: May 4, 2013
Time: 1 p.m.- 5 p.m.
Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find

1957 E. 7th Street
Charlotte, NC 28204
(704) 375-7462


Tony Harris (JSA Liberty Files: Whistling Skull)
Date: May 4, 2013
Time: 1 p.m.- 5 p.m.
Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find

1957 E. 7th Street
Charlotte, NC 28204
(704) 375-7462

 
Adam Hughes (Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan, Fairest)

Date: May 4, 2013
Time: 1 p.m.- 5 p.m.
Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find

1957 E. 7th Street
Charlotte, NC 28204
(704) 375-7462

 
Justin Jordan (Team 7, Deathstroke)

Date: May 4, 2013
Time: 1 p.m.- 5 p.m.
Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find

1957 E. 7th Street
Charlotte, NC 28204
(704) 375-7462

 

South Carolina

 
Robert Venditti (Green Lantern, Demon Knights)

Date: May 4, 2013
Time: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Richard’s Comics and Collectables

1214A Laurens Road
Greenville, SC 29607
(864) 271-1104

 

Texas

Phil Jimenez (Fairest)
Date: May 4, 2013
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Zeus Comics

1334 Inwood Rd.
Dallas, TX 75247
(214) 219-8697


Stephen Sadowski (Fairest)
Date: May 4, 2013
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Zeus Comics

1334 Inwood Rd.
Dallas, TX 75247
(214) 219-8697

 

Virginia

Marc Deering (Supergirl)
Date: May 4, 2013
Time: 12 p.m.-3 p.m.
Amazing Fantasy Comics

Denbigh Village Shopping Center,
4346 Warwick Blvd. Suite 444
Newport News ,VA 23602
(757) 877-6030

AND

Date: May 4, 2013
Time: 3:30 p.m.-close
Amazing Fantasy Comics

Kiln Creek Shops
209-c Village Ave.
Yorktown, VA 23601
(757) 874-0600

 

International

Tom Taylor (Injustice: Gods Among Us)
Date: May 4, 2013
Time: 2:30 p.m.-4 p.m.
All Star Comics

1/410 Lonsdale St.
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia
+61 3 9642 0071

 
Wes Craig (T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents)

Date: May 4, 2013
Time TBD
Cosmix Comics Shop

931 Décarie Blvd.
Saint-Laurent, Montreal, Quebec
Canada
(514) 744-9494

 
Jason Fabok (Detective Comics)

Date: May 4, 2013
Time: 11 a.m.
Gotham Central Comics

5170 Dixie
Mississauga, ON L4W 1E4
Canada
+1 905-212-9992

 
David Finch (Justice League of America, Batman: The Dark Knight)

Date: May 4, 2013
Time: 11 a.m.
Gotham Central Comics

5170 Dixie
Mississauga, Ontario L4W 1E4
Canada
(905) 212-9992

Ken Lashley (Suicide Squad, Team 7)
Date: May 4, 2013
Time: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Comic Connection

895 King St. West
Hamilton, Ontario L8S 1K5
Canada
(905) 522-2357

AND

Date: May 4, 2013
Time: 2 p.m.-6 p.m.
Stadium Comics

499 Main St. South
Brampton, Ontario L6Y 1N7
Canada
(905) 451-3751

 
Marcus To (Batwing, The Huntress)

Date: May 5, 2013
Time TBD
Stadium Comics

499 Main St. South
Brampton, Ontario L6Y 1N7
Canada
(905) 451-3751

 
Goran Sudzuka (Y: The Last Man)

Date: May 11, 2013
Time TBD
Comic Combo Leipzig

Riemannstraße 31 04107 Leipzig
Germany
+49 341 2124520

 
Adam Glass (Suicide Squad)

Date: May 3, 2013
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store

Takashimaya Shopping Centre
Singapore 238872
Singapore
+65 6737 5021

Mahmud Asrar (Supergirl)
Date: May 4, 2013
Time: 4 p.m.-6 p.m.
Buyulu Dukkan – Istanbul

Neset Omer Sok.
3/1 Kadikoy, Istanbul
Turkey
+90 216 345 1406

Yildiray Cinar (The Fury of Firestorm, Legion of Super-Heroes)
Date: May 4, 2013
Time: 4 p.m.-6 p.m.
Buyulu Dukkan – Istanbul

Neset Omer Sok.
3/1 Kadikoy, Istanbul
Turkey
+90 216 345 1406

 
Ivan Reis (Justice League, Aquaman)

Date: May 4, 2013
Time: 4 p.m.-6 p.m.
Buyulu Dukkan – Istanbul

Neset Omer Sok.
3/1 Kadikoy, Istanbul
Turkey
+90 216 345 1406

 
Mark Buckingham (Fables)

Date: May 4, 2013
Time: 12 p.m.-4 p.m.
Gosh!

1 Berwick St.
London W1F 0DR
United Kingdom
+44 20 7636 1011

Denise Mina (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo)
Date: May 4, 2013
Time: 1 p.m.-2 p.m.
Forbidden Planet

52-54 Ann St  Town Centre
Belfast BT1 4EG
United Kingdom
+44 28 9043 8744

AND

Date: May 4, 2013
Time: 4 p.m.-5 p.m.
No Alibis Bookstore

83 Botanic Ave.
Belfast, County Antrim BT7 1JL
United Kingdom
+44 28 9031 9607