Elite Comics plans Free Comic Book Day bash

Free Comic Book DayFree Comic Book Day is on the horizon, and Elite Comics of Overland Park is planning a large in-store event with comic book creators, costume characters, and bagpipe players. Elite Comics owner William Binderup says “This party should be epic!”

Free Comic Book Day is an annual event organized by the comic book industry. Comic book stores across America plan special events and give away free new comic books on the first Saturday in May.

Elite Comics’ May 7 event will include costume characters including Supergirl, Green Lantern, Hawkgirl, Halo soldiers, and Star Wars Stormtroopers.

A phalanx of comic book creators will also appear for an in-store signing.

  • Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt, creators of Sixth Gun
  • Kevin Mellon, artist of Gearhead and S.H.I.E.L.D. Infinity
  • Cartoonist Arie Monroe of Tornado Alley
  • Cartoonist Damont Jordan
  • Brian Fyffe, creator of Zombie Chuck
  • Alex Grecian, novelist and writer of Image Comics’ Proof
  • Chris Grine, creator of Chickenhare
  • Steve Daniels, creator of Frostbite the Snowman and The Dark Hopper

In a unique twist, the St. Andrew Scottish Bagpipe Players will perform an array of music from Star Wars at noon.

Elite Comics is located at 11842 Quivira Road in Overland Park, Kansas. Find them on the web at www.elite-comics.com.

Comic Geek Speak podcast features Planet Comicon

Comic Geek Speak logo
Comic Geek Speak

Prominent comics podcasters Peter Rios and Brian “Pants” Christman of Comic Geek Speak made their first appearance at Planet Comicon this year. Comic Geek Speak has now posted two podcast episodes recorded during their visit.

The first of the Kansas City episodes recounts the trip to Kansas City, visits to local comics shops, and event from the first day of the show. You can listen below or download the episode from the CGS website.

The second episode features interviews from the second day of the show, including a conversation with DC Comics writer Gail Simone who was also making her Kansas City debut. Listen the below or download the episode.

Mellon to sign his new Marvel comic book Wednesday

Kevin Mellon
Kevin Mellon

Local artist Kevin Mellon will appear at Elite Comics this Wednesday, April 13, from 4 PM to 8 PM to sign his latest comic book, S.H.I.E.L.D. Infinity.  Mellon is one of multiple artists who illustrate stories written by Jonathan Hickman in the one-shot comic book.

Mellon’s previous work includes Gearhead (Arcana), Thirteen Steps (Desperado), The Atheist (Desperado), and Hack/Slash (Devil’s Due). You can find out more about Kevin Mellon on his website or follow him on Twitter.

Elite Comics is located at 11842 Quivira Road in Overland Park, Kansas. Find them on the web at www.elite-comics.com.