“The excitement is real!” said Sullivan. “I love hanging out and loving comic books with tons of awesome people!”
FCBD has been a national holiday for comic book aficionados since 2002 and celebrated every first Saturday in May with the exception of last year when it was celebrated in August and in 2020 when it was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. While Sullivan is happy that FCBD is returning to its traditional May slot, he urges caution and stated masks are optional but not required. Employees at the doors will monitor crowd density for maximum capacity.
There will be nearly 50 FCBD titles from Marvel, DC Comics, IDW Publishing, Dynamite Entertainment, Dark Horse Comics, Valiant Entertainment, BOOM! Studios, Archie Comics, Image Comics, Random House Children’s Books, Penguin Young Readers, Gemstone Publishing, as well as many smaller press and independent publishers. The titles feature old and familiar favorites like Spider-Man, the Avengers, the X-Men, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Sonic the Hedgehog, Buffy the Vampire Slayer (celebrating its 25th anniversary), The Walking Dead, Captain Underpants, Archie, Doctor Who, Donald Duck, Red Sonja, et al.
Vault of Midnight is giving away five free comics per customer. In addition, there will be a sales tent and an Obi-Wan Kenobi poster giveaway. Sullivan encourages guests to come in costume (provided they’re family-friendly).
“Make a day of it: Do a costume if you’re feeling it, get lunch, read comics,” said Sullivan. “I’m so excited that (FCBD) is back, so here’s to a busy and safe comic book holiday.”
The FCBD festivities are from 11am – 5pm on Saturday, May 7, at Vault of Midnight which is located at 219 S. Main St.
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