The Comic Bug

The Comic Bug

1807 1/2 Manhattan Beach Blvd.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Phone Number
(310) 372-6704
E-Mail
jun@thecomicbug.com
Website
http://thecomicbug.com/
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Hours
Sunday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Monday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Tuesday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Current & Upcoming Events

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Past Events

Catalyst Prime: Superb Signing
July 26, 2017

Guest: Ray-Anthony Height

Ray-Anthony Height, artist of Catalyst Prime Superb, will be signing at The Comic Bug in Manhattan Beach on Wednesday, July 26th at 5:00 PM!

Spencer and Locke Signing
July 26, 2017

Guest: David Pepose

David Pepose, writer and co-creator of Spencer & Locke, will be signing at The Comic Bug in Manhattan Beach on Wednesday July 26th from 11:00 AM till 2:00 PM!

Amelia Cole Omnibus Signing
July 19, 2017

Guest: D.J. Kirkbride

DJ Kirkbride will be signing Amelia Cole Omnibus at The Comic Bug’s Manhattan Beach store on Wednesday July 19, 2017 at 5:00 PM.

Amelia Cole travels between a world of science and a world of magic–until she’s trapped in a blended world where the mages reign over non-mages. She’ll take on social injustice as well as the occasional giant corgi and demon mugger, while an ancient darkness encroaches–one that threatens all three worlds! It’ll be up to Amelia, her magic pipe wrench, eight foot techno-golem Lemmy, and their strange and wonderful friends to protect everyone, save everything, and give hope to mage and non-mage alike! For the first time, every single issue of the critically acclaimed Amelia Cole series in one volume!

Invader Zim #21 Signing
July 12, 2017

Guest: Dave Crosland

Dave Crosland, writer of Invader Zim #21, will be signing at The Comic Bug in Manhattan Beach, CA on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 5:00 PM!

Spencer & Locke Creator Speaks
June 17, 2017

Guest: David Pepose

The Comic Bug’s Comic Creator meeting on Saturday, June 17th features special guest David Pepose, writer and creator of Spencer & Locke! He will be discussing approaches in writing and pitching ideas to publishers and the press.

FCBD: Seven to Eternity Signing
May 6, 2017

Guest: Rick Remender

Writer Rick Remender (Black Science, Deadly Class, Low, Tokyo Ghost) appears at The Comic Bug on Saturday May 6, 2017 at noon to sign the store exclusive variant of SEVEN TO ETERNITY #1 at the Manhattan Beach location and celebrate Free Comic Book Day!

Comic Creator Meeting
March 25, 2017

Guests: Michael O'Hare, Karl Altstaetter

Karl Altstaetter and Michael O’Hare appear on Saturday, March 25th from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at The Comic Bug!

Karl has worked for Marvel, DC and Image Comics. He was also the lead designer on Teen Titans Go, Justice League Action and Batman Unlimited. He’s currently working on MIRROR, a weekly comic for the Webtoon App.

Michael O’Hare has served as a designer and illustrator for Mattel as well as the creator of Image Comics’ FLAK RIOT. Michael is a freelance artist currently working in the Animation, Toy and Comic industry for clients such as Dreamworks, Nickelodeon and Hasbro.

Come learn firsthand how to make a LIVING with your art as well as pencilling and portfolio tips from Karl and Michael!

Elephantmen #75 Signing
March 8, 2017

Guest: Richard Starkings

Richard Starkings appears at The Comic Bug’s Manhattan Beach shop on Wednesday, March 8th from 5:00 to 8:00 PM to sign ELEPHANTMEN #75!

Horizon Signing
Feb. 4, 2017

Guests: Brandon Thomas, Juan Gedeon

Writer Brandon Thomas and artist Juan Gedeon sign at The Comic Bug on Saturday, February 4, 2017 from noon till 3:00 PM.

The Coldest Winter Signing
Jan. 25, 2017

Guest: Steven Perkins

Artist Steven Perkins appears at The Comic Bug on Wednesday, January 25th at 5:00 PM to sign The Coldest Winter.

Get Drawn! Event
Nov. 30, 2016

Cartoonists and animators Rafael Navarro (Guns A’Blazin’! & Sonambulo) and Ruben Gerard (Penny Strikes!) appear at The Comic Bug on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 all day to draw YOU as the character of your choice ($15 for B&W, $20 for color).

Substance and Style Interview
Nov. 19, 2016

Guest: Dave Crosland

Dave Crosland appears at The Comic Bug on Saturday, November 19th from 4:00 – 6:00 PM! Aside from the creator-owned EGO REHAB, Dave has worked on INVADER ZIM and has served as a character designer at Titmouse Studios. Dave will be discussing all aspects of his career, from animation to comics. This event is FREE for any and all aspiring as well as professional creators.

Eclipse #2 Signings
Oct. 5, 2016

Guest: Zachary Kaplan

Writer Zack Kaplan signs at both Comic Bug stores on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM in Culver City and 5:00 – 8:00 PM in Manhattan Beach.

Lucas Stand Signing
Aug. 17, 2016

Guest: Kurt Sutter

Meet Sons of Anarchy creator KURT SUTTER in his first signing at a comic book store at The Comic Bug on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 from 6 PM – 9 PM just in time for the release of LUCAS STAND #3!

Lucas Stand is a military vet who can’t reintegrate into society and has emotionally cut himself off from the people he loves. At his lowest, Lucas does something he can’t take back. Hell comes calling, offering him the opportunity to make things right. Demons escaping Hell are upsetting the balance of evil, and now Lucifer has recruited Lucas to send them back. It doesn’t matter in what era the demons escape—World War II, old-timey Hollywood, Vietnam, present day—he must learn to fit in both the past and the present. Given new purpose, Lucas starts to rebuild himself and his life, even as he struggles at the human cost that comes with it.

Lucas Stand signing with writer Kurt Sutter creator of Sons of Anarchy
Aug. 17, 2016

Guest: Kurt Sutter

Meet Sons of Anarchy creator KURT SUTTER in his first signing at a comic book store! We scheduled this event to coincide with LUCAS STAND #1, but had to postpone, but here we have it! Wednesday, August 17, just in time for the release of LUCAS STAND #3!

Lucas Stand is a military vet who can’t reintegrate into society and has emotionally cut himself off from the people he loves. At his lowest, Lucas does something he can’t take back. Hell comes calling, offering him the opportunity to make things right. Demons escaping Hell are upsetting the balance of evil, and now Lucifer has recruited Lucas to send them back. It doesn’t matter in what era the demons escape—World War II, old-timey Hollywood, Vietnam, present day—he must learn to fit in both the past and the present. Given new purpose, Lucas starts to rebuild himself and his life, even as he struggles at the human cost that comes with it.

Buy the book! Meet the man!

All-Star Batman #1 Signing
Aug. 10, 2016

Guest: Danny Miki

Inker Danny Miki appears to celebrate the release of ALL-STAR BATMAN #1 at The Comic Bug’s Manhattan Beach location and sign copies of the book on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM. Come in Batman-related cosplay for special treats from Danny and The Comic Bug! Let’s celebrate in style!

Elementary Creator Speaks
June 25, 2016

Rob Doherty, Creator, Showrunner and Executive Producer of the hit television show ELEMENTARY, appears at The Comic Bug on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 4:00 – 6:00 PM! He will discuss how comic books made a mark on his approach to writing and weaving stories as well as his rise in Hollywood, from his humble beginnings as a staff writer on STAR TREK: VOYAGER to his time as an Executive Producer on MEDIUM to his success on ELEMENTARY today!

Free Comic Book Day
May 7, 2016

Guest: Stan Lee

This year, THE COMIC BUG isn’t “doubling down” on FREE COMIC BOOK DAY, it’s TRIPLING DOWN with free comics, artists and activities happening on THREE stages to scratch your geek itch throughout the day!

STAN LEE is coming to The Comic Bug courtesy of his convention Stan Lee’s Comikaze for Free Comic Book Day! Comikaze has arranged with Stan to give 100 lucky Comic Bug fans a FREE autograph!! Raffles to be held on Free Comic Book Day! To enter to win, you must come to Free Comic Book Day at either our Culver City shop, Culver City Teen Center or our Manhattan Beach location. Winners announced at 2:00! Stan Lee will be signing at our Culver City shop at 4:00 PM.

At the CULVER CITY TEEN CENTER just a few doors down from The Comic Bug’s Culver City location, The Con Man creator/star ALAN TUDYK, PJ HAARSMA and SHANNON ERIC DENTON will be signing FREE copies of SPECTRUM #0 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. SPECTRUM is a Free Comic Book release based on the fictional TV show that actors Tudyk and Nathan Fillion starred on prior to their stint on the con circuit on CON MAN.

SHANNON LEE, daughter of Bruce Lee, will be signing copies of BRUCE LEE: THE DRAGON RISES FCBD EDITION along with writer JEFF KLINE later in the afternoon (exact time TBD) at the Culver City event.

Back by popular demand, LOLA XOXO creator SIYA OUM will be on hand to sign copies of THE COMIC BUG’s EXCLUSIVE SIYA OUM EDITION of MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS: PINK #1.

Also appearing at the Culver City Teen Center are BRANDON EASTON, JOSHUA FIALKOV, DAN WICKLINE, MEGAN HUTCHISON, J.T. KRUL, BARBARA KESEL and many, many others. There will also be a cosplay/fantasy backdrop photo booth courtesy of PIXELBOOTH, geek speed dating games and opportunities by CUDDLI, Power Ranger photo ops courtesy of POWER MORPHICON and a chance to meet and join the two creator groups currently running at The Comic Bug, THE SKETCHY BUGS and the female-run LADYBUGS.

Meanwhile, at The Manhattan Beach locations (The Comic Bug Manhattan Beach and The Game Hub), DEADPOOL artist SCOTT KOBLISH headlines, drawing free sketches of everyone’s favorite Merc with Mouth. Koblish will be joined by ELEPHANTMEN creator and Comic Bug store logo designer RICHARD STARKINGS, D.J. KIRKBRIDE, BRIAN HABERLIN, Eisner-Award winner ANDREW ROBINSON, ERIKA ALEXANDER, TONY PURYEAR and many others. There will also be an exciting game of SKETCH FIGHTER with professional comic artists and stand-up comedians. Pictures will be auctioned off and all proceeds benefit THE HERO INITIATIVE.

KOTOBUKIYA will be on-hand at both locations with a slew of raffles and fun giveaways.

Live coverage of all three events will be handled by THAT HASHTAG SHOW. The Comic Bug is also promising food trucks, cosplayers and fun games for the entire family. In addition to the exclusive MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS: PINK RANGER exclusive by Siya Oum, The Comic Bug is releasing an exclusive BLACK PANTHER #1 with a cover by Mike McKone.

Here’s an alphabetical listing of many of the creators who will be attending our Free Comic Book Day events on May 7th! See you there!

Agnes Garbowska (My Little Pony)
Alan Tudyk (Con Man)
Alicia Hollinger (Heavy Metal Magazine)
Andrew Robinson (The Fifth Beatle)
Barbara Kesel (My Little Pony, Wonder Woman)
Brad Rader (Bob’s Burgers)
Brandon Easton (Transformers Deviations, Agent Carter)
Brian Haberlin (Faster Than Light)
Chris Brandt (Bainst)
Chris Kawagiwa (TeeFury)
Christine Hipp (LadyBugs)
Dan Wickline (Tales of Honor)
Daniel Ramirez (Repo Thief for Hire)
Dave Baker (Suicide Forest)
Dave Crosland (Invader Zim)
David Blake Lucarelli (Children’s Vampire Hunting Brigade)
DJ Kirkbride (Amelia Cole, The Bigger Bang)
Don Walker (Agent Wild)
Ethan Castillo (11 year old artist supreme!)
Erika Alexander (Concrete Park)
Flobo Boyce (Silver Streek)
Frank Mastromauro (Overtaken, Shrugged)
Hannibal Tabu (Fathom Sourcebook)
Jodi Tong (Chubbah Bunneh and the Bunny Man)
John Ercek (Justice League)
Joshua Fialkov (The Life After)
JT Krul (Green Arrow, Fathom)
Karl Altstaetter (Emerald City Blues)
Kevin Altieri (Batman: The Animated Series)
Lak Lim (Superhero artist)
Lord Mesa (Chibi artist)
Matt Jacobs (The Arcs, Faith No More)
Michael O’Hare (Flak Riot)
Michael Tanner (Junior Braves of the Apocalypse)
MOM (The LadyBugs Anthology)
Norm Rapmund (Teen Titans)
Peter Steigerwald (Zoo Hunters)
Rafael Navarro (Guns A’ Blazin’!, Sonambulo)
Ralph Miranda (Man Fighting Street)
Ray Anthony-Height (Midnight Tiger)
Richard Starkings (Elephantmen)
Ruben Gerard (Penny Strikes!)
Shannon Eric Denton (Con Man, The Revenant)
Siya Oum (Lola XOXO)
TJ Troy (Run Downhill)
Tony Puryear (Concrete Park)
Vince Hernandez (Lola XOXO, Fathom)

Coolhaus, Dogtown dogs & Burnt To A Crisp Texas Smokehouse food trucks will also be joining us to keep bellies fed! Tee No Evil – Zany Zombie Shirts, The Hero Initiative, Defective Geeks, That Hashtag Show, Cuddli, The Official Power Morphicon Convention, Sketch Fighter and many more vendors will be joining us to bring exclusive products and activities to every location! Fun for the entire family, indeed!

Transformers: Deviations Signing
March 16, 2016

Guest: Brandon M. Easton

Writer Brandon Easton appears at The Comic Bug on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM to sign TRANSFORMERS: DEVIATIONS! Brandon is also responsible for the critically acclaimed ANDRE THE GIANT graphic novel from IDW/LION FORGE and a writer on Marvel’s AGENT CARTER!

Denys Cowan Appearance
Feb. 27, 2016

Guest: Denys Cowan

Legendary artist DENYS COWAN lectures at The Comic Bug’s Monthly Comic Creator Group this Saturday February 27th. Please note, this event is at the Manhattan Beach location from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mr. Cowan has worked on some amazing books from BATMAN: BLIND JUSTICE, to his critically acclaimed run on THE QUESTION to several issues of the original POWER MAN & IRON FIST and we are honored to have him! Denys is also one of the founders of Milestone Media and has served as a producer on the animated BOONDOCKS and STATIC SHOCK. Thanks to Don Walker for setting it all up.

Denys will be offering insight, advice and sharing some fun stories from his illustrious career! Don’t miss it!

Deadpool Sketch Fighter
Feb. 3, 2016

Guest: Scott Koblish

The quick-draw game that pairs professional comic book artists with stand-up comedians returns to the COMIC BUG on February 3rd, for a special DEADPOOL edition, in anticipation of the film’s upcoming release.

Hosts TOM FRANCK and TIM POWERS will try and keep order as Deadpool illustrator SCOTT KOBLISH and artists PINGUINO, CARL PETERSON and DEADPOOL himself team up with comedians ASTERIOS KOKKINOS, VANESSA GRITTON, ROBERT RAYMOND and MATT CHAMPAGNE to determine which duo will be crowned Sketch Fighter champion. The event will be live-streamed by THAT HASHTAG SHOW and the stream will be available at the link.

Viewers in both the live audience and the livestream can Tweet clues during the game for the players to use at @sketch_fighter.

All of the art created from the game – as well as one drawing done by each artist beforehand – will be auctioned off at the night’s end, with the money going to THE HERO INITIATIVE.

Venus #1 Launch Party
Jan. 27, 2016

Guests: Filip Sablik, Rick Loverd

Rick Loverd and Filip Sablik sign at The Comic Bug on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM to celebrate the launch of VENUS!

Agent Carter Writer Signing
Jan. 23, 2016

Guest: Brandon M. Easton

BRANDON EASTON, writer of television’s AGENT CARTER and Lion Forge’s ANDRE THE GIANT graphic novel, appears at The Comic Bug’s Manhattan Beach shop for a special signing!

Mr. Easton will be signing on Saturday, January 23, 2016 from 1:00 to 3:00 and then sitting down with Mike for a bonus COMIC CREATOR MEETING from 3:00 to 4:30. The Q&A is open to the public.

Brandon has also written such greats as BAD MOON RISING, TRANSFORMERS and WATSON AND HOLMES. Come check out his fantastic books and meet the man behind the magic!

Bizarro Writer Q&A
Jan. 16, 2016

Guest: Heath Corson

Heath Corson appears at The Comic Bug on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 4:00 PM for a special Q&A session! Mr. Corson has written several animated movies including Justice League: War and Batman: Assault on Arkham and television episodes and has recently transitioned into comic book writing with DC’s critically-acclaimed BIZARRO, our favorite backwards and often misunderstood super-villain.

Zombie Tramp Signing
Jan. 13, 2016

Guest: Dan Mendoza

Dan Mendoza appears at The Comic Bug on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 from 6:00 PM till 9:00 PM to sign ZOMBIE TRAMP!

Power Rangers #0 Signing
Jan. 13, 2016

Guest: Kyle Higgins

Writer Kyle Higgins (Batman Eternal, Nightwing) appears at The Comic Bug on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 from 11:00 AM till 2:00 PM to sign Power Rangers #0!

Symmetry #1 Launch Party
Dec. 9, 2015

Guest: Matt Hawkins

Meet creator/writer Matt Hawkins, who will be visiting BOTH Comic Bug locations on the premiere day and handing out FREE copies of SYMMETRY #1. Matt has created many great works, POSTAL and THINK TANK being some of his most recent. He says that SYMMETRY is some of his best work yet and wants to make sure each and every one of you has an opportunity to see for yourself!

Matt will be at our Culver City location (4267 Overland Ave. Culver City, CA 90230) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and then at our Manhattan Beach shop from 5:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, December 9, 2015. Come get a free copy of SYMMETRY!

Lantern City Signing
Oct. 17, 2015

Bruce Boxleitner, Trevor Crafts, Matthew Daley, and Mairghread Scott appear at The Comic Bug on Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM to sign LANTERN CITY from Boom! Studios!

Guns A’Blazin’ Signing
Sept. 2, 2015

Guest: Mike Wellman

Mike Wellman and Rafael Navarro appear at The Comic Bug on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 from 5:00 – 9:00 PM to sign GUNS A’ BLAZIN’!

Double Horror Header Signing
Aug. 26, 2015

Guests: Frank Hannah, Nick Keller

NICK KELLER, the writer of DEATH HEAD from Dark Horse Comics, and FRANK HANNAH, the writer of EVIL DEAD 2 BEYOND DEAD BY DAWN from Space Goat Productions appear at The Comic Bug on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 from 5:00 PM for a signing!

The Bigger Bang Signings
Aug. 12, 2015

Guest: D.J. Kirkbride

D.J. Kirkbride appears at The Comic Bug’s Culver City location from noon till 3:00 PM and in Manhattan Beach, CA from 5:00 till 8:00 PM on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 to sign THE BIGGER BANG!

Oniba: Swords of the Demon Launch Party
Aug. 5, 2015

Guests: Paolo Pantalena, Vince Hernandez

Paulo Pantalena and Vince Hernandez appear at The Comic Bug on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM to sign ONIBA: SWORDS OF THE DEMON!

Hacktivist Signing
July 29, 2015

Guests: Jackson Lanzing, Alyssa Milano, Collin Kelly

Actress Alyssa Milano (Charmed, Who’s the Boss?) appears with writers Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly at The Comic Bug in Manhattan Beach on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 6:00 PM to sign HACKTIVIST!

Sunstone Signing
July 5, 2015

Guests: Stjepan Sejic, Linda Sejic

Creators Stjepan & Linda Sejic and writer Matt Hawkins (IXth GENERATION, THINK TANK, POSTAL) sign at The Comic Bug on Sunday, July 5, 2015 from noon till 3:00 PM!

The Spire Release Party
July 1, 2015

Guest: Jeff Stokely

Artist/co-creator Jeff Stokely (Six Gun Gorilla) appears at The Comic Bug on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 to celebrate the release of THE SPIRE from Boom! Studios! Jeff will be signing and sketching from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm and then again from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Manhattan Beach location!

Rock N’ Roll Biographies Signing
June 24, 2015

Guest: Mel Smith

Matt Jacobs, Mike Wellman, Michael Aushenker and Rock N’ Roll Biographies publisher Mel Smith sign at The Comic Bug on Wednesday, June 24th at 6:00 pm!

CA – Agent: Wild #0 Signing
June 10, 2015

Writer/artist/creator Don Walker and inker Larry Welch appear at The Comic Bug in Manhattan Beach on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 ALL DAY long to sign AGENT: WILD #0!

Sons of the Devil Launch Party
May 27, 2015

Guest: Brian Buccellato

Writer Brian Buccellato (FOSTER, DETECTIVE COMICS) appears at The Comic Bug on Wednesday, May 27th at 5:00 PM to sign SONS OF THE DEVIL!

Indiana Jones & The City of the Gods
Dec. 6, 2014

Guests: Richard Starkings, Barbara Kesel, Joshua D.M. Dysart

Join The Comic Bug on Saturday, December 6th from 7:00 – 10:00 pm for a fun, dramatic evening at the Manhattan Beach location for a table read of Frank Darabont’s unfilmed classic INDIANA JONES and the CITY OF THE GODS!

When the script leaked a year or so after INDIANA JONES and the CRYSTAL SKULL was released, hard-core Indy fans were in an uproar that this, in many ways, superior, script wasn’t the one chosen by the powers that be when it came time to roll cameras on the new Indy film.

Witness as some of comic-dom’s greatest talents sit down to chew up the scenery on what might be the most unique event The Comic Bug has ever offered!

STARRING:

RICHARD STARKINGS as Professor Oxley
RAFAEL NAVARRO as Marion Ravenwood’s husband Peter Belasko
BARBARA KESEL as Marion Ravenwood
JOSHUA DYSART as the narrator/scene director

and introducing F.C. Brandt as INDIANA JONES!

The man in the hat is back!

Death of Wolverine Signing
Sept. 27, 2014

Guest: Charles Soule

Writer Charles Soule appears at The Comic Bug to sign DEATH OF WOLVERINE on Saturday, September 27th at 7:00 – 10:00 pm!

Mr. Soule will also be signing anything and everything else from his impressive body of work (LETTER 44, SWAMP THING, SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN, SHE-HULK, RED LANTERNS, INHUMAN, and many, many more!)

In addition, we’ll be giving the first 100 attendees of the evening a FREE DEATH OF WOLVERINE PINT GLASS featuring awesome artwork by JEFF STOKELY!

Pariah, Missouri Signing
Sept. 17, 2014

Guest: Andres Salazar

Meet writer Andres Salazar at The Comic Bug and check out this horror/western mashup, PARIAH, MISSOURI, on Wednesday, Sept. 17th. He will sign comics ALL DAY!

End of the Star Wars Expanded Universe Signing
Aug. 23, 2014

Guests: Brian Wood, Gabriel Hardman, Barbara Kesel, Christian Gossett

Gabe Hardman, Corrina Bechko, Christian Gossett, Barbara Kesel, Brian Wood, and Garry Brown sign at The Comic Bug to give the Star Wars Expanded Universe a final farewell on Saturday, August 23rd from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm! They’ll be joined by members of the REBEL LEGION to bring life to the characters from a galaxy far, far away and provide some amazing photo opportunities.

Comics Sketch Fighter
Aug. 2, 2014

Guests: Scott Lobdell, Jon Bogdanove, Chris Burnham, Ray-Anthony Height

Top comic book professionals are paired with stand up comedians from Comics And Comics in a tournament-style drawing game. Chris Burnham, Scott Lobdell, Ray A. Height, and Jon Bogdanove may be stellar at cranking out stunning work every month, but how will they do at drawing their clue in 60 seconds or less? And how on Earth will they be able to guess what their comedian partners are drawing? Which team will be the Sketch Fighter champion? The only way to find out is to be there!

Comic Creator Meeting
July 19, 2014

Guest: Adam Beechen

Writer Adam Beechen (Teen Titans, Hench, Killapalooza) appears with editor David Ace Gutiérrez at The Comic Bug on Wednesday, July 19th from 4:00 – 6:00 pm!

Hellboy Artist Edition Signing
July 5, 2014

Guest: Mike Mignola

Come meet HELLBOY creator MIKE MIGNOLA and celebrate the release of IDW’S HELLBOY ARTIST’S EDITION! This is going to be a party to rival ragnarok!

Here’s a few things you can expect!

-check out a curated gallery of HELLBOY pages and artwork during the event.

-the first 25 people to PRE-ORDER the HELLBOY ARTIST’S EDITION will receive a special gift courtesy of the Mignola family and Skeleton Crew Studio-a BPRD collectible ARTIFACT! Check them out here…

-purchase the HELLBOY ARTIST’S EDITION and enter into a raffle so amazingly awesome, we can’t put it into words yet! Plus, you can get this gorgoeus tome signed!

Here’s a little more about the HELLBOY ARTIST’S EDITION from the fine folks at IDW!

“Mike Mignola is one of the preeminent comics creators of the past 25 years. His career was already firmly established for his outstanding work on characters like Batman, Wolverine, a myriad of beautiful covers and more… And then came Hellboy. Mike’s iconic creation struck a meteoric chord with fans from the very start and has not abated in the 20 years since his debut.

This Artist’s Edition features the first five issues of Hellboy in Hell as well as a wealth of historic supplementary material: the first three Hellboy stories-the two initial four-pagers, produced for promotional purposes, and the 10-page story from John Byrne’s Nextmen #21- plus The Corpse, and two other tales selected by Mignola for inclusion.

Each page of Mike Mignola’s Hellboy Artist’s edition is shot from the original art and showcases Mignola’s gorgeous work as closely as possible to the physical page-this is a book for fans of great storytelling and students of the craft.”

Manifest Destiny Signing
May 17, 2014

Guest: Matthew Roberts

MANIFEST DESTINY re-imagines the journey of Lewis and Clark through an American west filled with monsters and mayhem. This seriously addicting book has sold out consistently since issue one, and we are honored to be hosting the amazing penciller of Manifest Destiny, MATTHEW ROBERTS, on May 17th at the shop!

Matthew will have prints for sale, and MANIFEST DESTINY volume one will be available at 25% off!

Amelia Cole Signing
May 14, 2014

Guest: D.J. Kirkbride

Stop by The Comic Bug Wednesday May 14th between 11am and 2pm and/or 5pm and 8pm to celebrate the IDW Publishing release of the second volume in the Amelia Cole saga, AMELIA COLE AND THE HIDDEN WAR! Co-creator and co-writer D.J. Kirkbride will be signing copies of the book, as well as volume one, AMELIA COLE AND THE UNKNOWN WORLD!

A Voice in the Dark Signing
May 7, 2014

Guest: Larime Taylor

Meet creator/artist Larime Taylor ALL DAY, Wednesday, May 7th at The Comic Bug. He’ll be taking commissions and signing copies of A VOICE IN THE DARK. Check it out!

Free Comic Book Day 2014
May 3, 2014

Guests: Richard Starkings, Jeff Stokely, Michael O'Hare, Phil Ortiz, Ray-Anthony Height

Here it is, folks! THOUSANDS of FREE COMICS! A dozen FANTASTIC comic creators! Costumed heroes! Food trucks! Deep discounts! And, did we mention, FREE COMICS?!

Get ready for this summer’s GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY blockbuster with FREE Guardians of the Galaxy and Rocket Raccoon comics! Dive into the future of the DC UNIVERSE with a FREE “Future’s End” comic! Sample some of the best independent comics past and present with OVER 55 FREE COMIC PUBLICATIONS! Of course, supplies are limited, so check out the full line-up HERE and make your “wish list.”

In addition to FREE COMICS, we have some of the finest comic book creators in the industry on-hand to say “hello” and show off their terrific work:

Richard Starkings (ELEPHANTMEN)
Rafael Navarro (SONAMBULO, GUNS A’BLAZIN’)
Jeff Stokely (THE REASON FOR DRAGONS, SIX GUN GORILLA)
Michael O’Hare (MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE)
Phil Ortiz (THE SIMPSONS)
Ray Anthony Height (MIDNIGHT TIGER)
Ralph Miranda (MAN FIGHTING STREET)
Chris Kawagiwa (THE TELL)
Lord Mesa (CHIBI HERO PRINTS)
Axel Ortiz (G.E.E.K.)
…and more to be announced!

Hungry? We’ve got FOOD TRUCKS!
STREET KINGS
A ROCKIN’ ICE

Thirsty? Our friends at JARRITOS have provided HUNDREDS of bottles of FREE, delicious soda!

Lonely? Both WONDER WOMAN and SPIDER-MAN will be here to take PHOTOS with you!

We’ll have big discounts on everything in the store (TBA) and 20% of all purchases on Free Comic Book Day will be going to the Bill Mantlo Support Fund. Mr. Mantlo is the creator of ROCKET RACCOON along with lots of other great characters from the bronze age and has been under care for over 20 years after being struck by a car while riding his bike. You can read more about Bill here.

This is going to be a FREE COMIC BOOK DAY like none other! Sorry for all the links, but they’re portals to all the goodness that we have in store for you, right here on May 3rd!

Comic Creator Meet Up
April 26, 2014

Guest: Scott Koblish

Artist Scott Koblish appears at The Comic Bug on Saturday, April 26th from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. for their monthly comic creator meet up!

Deadpool #27 Signing
April 9, 2014

Guest: Scott Koblish

Artist Scott Koblish signs at The Comic Bug on Wednesday, April 9th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. to celebrate Deadpool’s nuptials!

Stray Bullets: Killers Signing
March 29, 2014

Guest: David Lapham

David Lapham appears at The Comic Bug on Saturday March 29th from 1:00 to 3:00 pm!

An Afternoon with Boom! Studios
March 22, 2014

ROSS RICHIE, founder and CEO of BOOM! Studios, appears at The Comic Bug on Saturday March 22nd from 4:00 to 6:00 pm.

The Fifth Beatle Signing
March 5, 2014

Guest: Andrew Robinson

Artist Andrew Robinson signs at The Comic Bug on Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and then from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. He’ll have graphic novels and gorgeous art prints available to dazzle your eyes!

Will O’ the Wisp Signing
Feb. 19, 2014

Guests: Tom Hammock, Megan Hutchison

Writer Tom Hammock and illustrator Megan Hutchison sign on Wednesday, February 19th from 5:00 till 8:00 p.m. at The Comic Bug.

An Aurora Grimeon Story: Will O’ the Wisp explores the spooky world of a cemetery island in the southern swamps that time has passed by, its creepy cast of characters, and an old biological supply company; all through the eyes of a teenage girl. Along the way she discovers Hoodoo (a uniquely American magical practice), and delves deeply into it when mysterious happenings out in the swamp begin to threaten those on the island. The story features many authentic Hoodoo practices. This is the first self-contained story featuring Aurora and her pet raccoon Missy solving mysteries steeped in southern ghost stories.

Never Ending Signing
Jan. 29, 2014

Guest: D.J. Kirkbride

Meet writer extraordinaire DJ KIRKBRIDE for what promises to be the SHORTEST NEVER ENDING SIGNING of ALL TIME! From 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 29th, DJ will be spinning stories and signing copies of his fantabulous new DARK HORSE mini-series NEVER ENDING! What’s it about? Glad you asked!

After an unexplained meteor crash, everyman Chuck Baxter becomes the world’s only superhero, blessed with the powers of flight, strength, and invulnerability! As the years go on, though, he discovers these gifts came with a curse disguising as a gift: immortality. After outliving all of his loved ones, his only hope for a cure is to team up with his archnemesis, mad scientist Archibald McCrae! NEVER ENDING is a 3-issue exploration of heroics in the face of ultimate loss by writers Adam P. Knave & D.J. Kirkbride (AMELIA COLE), artist Robert Love (NUMBER 13), and DARK HORSE COMICS!

The ARCs Signing
Jan. 22, 2014

Michael Poisson, Matt Jacobs, and Oceano Ransford sign at the Comic Bug on Wednesday, January 22nd, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

BLACK CHRISTMAS TRIPLE FEATURE (BLACK SCIENCE, THE LAST CHRISTMAS & DEADPOOL) EVENT
Dec. 4, 2013

BLACK SCIENCE! THE LAST CHRISTMAS! and, of course, DEADPOOL!

BLACK SCIENCE will be dropping this winter and we're celebrating in a BIG way at The Comic Bug! Writer/creator Rick REMENDER will be here to sign copies along with colorist extraordinaire DEAN WHITE! Check out more of their work on a little book called CAPTAIN AMERICA over at Marvel!

BLACK SCIENCE: Grant McKay, former member of The Anarchistic Order of Scientists, has finally done the impossible: He has deciphered Black Science and punched through the barriers of reality. But what lies beyond the veil is not epiphany, but chaos. Now Grant and his team are lost, living ghosts shipwrecked on an infinite ocean of alien worlds, barreling through the long-forgotten, ancient, and unimaginable dark realms. The only way is forward. The only question is how far are they willing to go, and how much can they endure, to get home again?

That's just the tip of the winter iceberg! From the demented minds of BRIAN POSEHN and GERRY DUGGAN (as well as the twisted, gnarled drawing hand of illustrator RICK REMENDER-that guy again) comes THE LAST CHRISTMAS! These guys take the "Christian" out of Hans Christian Anderson! They put the "dick" in Charles Dickens! In other words, owning this post-apocalyptic Christmas tome will automatically put you on Santa's NAUGHTY list!

And just put a cherry on top of what we've lovingly dubbed our "BEST HOLIDAY PARTY YET!" (more on that later), DEADPOOL artist SCOTT KOBLISH will be joining us to sign copies of DEADPOOL #20 which drops that day! You might remember Mr. Koblish as the man who finally burst the DEADPOOL pinata open at our Deadpool Destructo party... or the guy that got The Comic Bug sued by the surviving members of SURVIVOR when he upstaged them with nothing but an acoustic guitar and his passion! Witness...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KV1bzCEgnLQ

NOT ENOUGH FOR YOU?! Towards the end of the signing we're kicking off our first annual COMIC BUG GEEK GIFT EXCHANGE! Bring a wrapped, new item to be entered into the fun! We'll be exchanging items beginning at 6:45 and going until the fun runs out. Comic related things, sci-fi/horror, gags, something you yourself would love or laugh at. We'll have hot, spiked cider on hand as well as other holiday treats in store for you!

Justice Angel #1 Signing
Nov. 9, 2013

Writer Tiffany Dang and artist Fernando Saavedra appear at The Comic Bug on Saturday, November 9, 2013 from noon until 2:00pm to celebrate the launch of JUSTICE ANGEL!

Halloween ComicFest
Oct. 26, 2013

Hey KIDS! Get your TRICKS and your TREATS this Saturday at THE COMIC BUG!

We have hundreds of FREE, FUN, ALL-AGES COMICS to hand out to everyone who shows up from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. this Saturday at The Comic Bug!

That's not all! Show up in costume and get a FREE MONSTER SKETCH from our TRIO of TERRIFYINGLY TALENTED ARTISTS!

Rafael Navarro, Ralph Miranda and Chris Kawagiwa will be on hand rocking out FREE SPOOKY SKETCHES for anyone showing their Halloween spirit by dressing up for the occassion!

Also, comic book author David Blake Lucarelli will be on-hand to debut his sense-tingling The Children's Vampire Hunting Brigade! A fun read about a group of young vampire hunters that actually has it's roots in a TRUE STORY!

Hero Initiative Benefit
Sept. 18, 2013

Artists Chuck Wojtkiewicz (Justice League America) and Michael O’Hare (Flak Riot) appear at the Comic Bug on Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 for a Hero Initiative benefit and do free sketches for folks who sign up their Ralphs cards. Plus everyone who signs up will ALSO get a free five-pack of Valiant Comics #1 issues! Look for surprise appearances from OTHER Valiant talent as well!

The Reason for Dragons Signing
July 31, 2013

Guests: Jeff Stokely, Chris Northrop

Creators Jeff Stokely and Chris Northrop, as well as contributors Zoe Chevat, Josh Trujillo, Tom Pinchuk, Julia Fung, and Mark Ashmore, sign at The Comic Bug on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 from 6:00pm until 8:00pm!

Omega 1 Signing
May 15, 2013

“Omega One” takes place in the future when the lines of electronic communications are compromised by groups of terrorist hackers that have brought down not only large companies but governments from around the world; thus began the “Hacker Wars”.

Out of the hacker wars grew courier services that rely on human couriers that can hold vast amounts of data and information. These couriers have become the futuristic version of the pony express encountering danger at every turn.

Among the many courier services has emerged “Alpha Courier Alliance” one of the elite companies known for their ability to get information through no matter the risk; along with their top agent “Omega One”.

But who is Omega One, that’s a question even she is asking herself, and why are clients and government agencies trying to kill her?

Meet the creators, Mark Edward Lewis & Alina Andrei at either of our TWO pulse pounding signing sessions. Matinee signing from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the evening signing from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Bring a camera! Alina is known to show up in costume!

Free Comic Book Day
May 4, 2013

Guests: Rick Remender, Richard Starkings, Phil Ortiz, Scott Koblish, James Asmus, Chuck BB, Jeff Stokely, Vince Hernandez, Salvador Navarro, Omar Spahi

The Comic Bug is launching its most ambitious FREE COMIC BOOK DAY event to date. The store has doubled orders for FREE COMICS from previous years, stocking over 20,000 free comic books to give away to attendees.

Over two dozen comic creators will be on-hand to meet comic fans, including UNCANNY AVENGERS/CAPTAIN AMERICA writer RICK REMENDER, SIMPSONS artist PHIL ORTIZ, DEADPOOL artist SCOTT KOBLISH and ELEPHANTMEN creator RICHARD STARKINGS.

In addition to comic book creator talent, some of Los Angeles most renowned COSPLAYERS will be available to take pictures with fans and family members. Attendees can expect to see the likes of WONDER WOMAN, BATMAN, SCARLETT WITCH and G.I. JOE’s THE BARONESS. The BEACH CITY ROLLER DERBY GIRLS will also be on-hand to help distribute free comics and perform stunts for onlookers.

The Comic Bug is also publishing the first-ever comic book store EXCLUSIVE free comic, GUNS A’BLAZIN /MOUSTACHETRONAUTS TEASER PLEASER EDITION, limited to 500 copies. The creators will be attending to sign and draw sketches for attendees.

The day will wrap up with an after-party for the creators featuring live music by The Do-Its and a DJ set by DJ C-DIDDY.

The full list of creators scheduled to appear at The Comic Bug are:

Rick (Uncanny Avengers) Remender
Richard (Elephantmen) Starkings
Phil (The Simpsons) Ortiz
Scott (Deadpool) Koblish
James (Gambit) Asmus
Chuck (Black Metal) B.B.
Jeff (The Truth About Dragons) Stokely
Vince (Charismagic) Hernandez
Rafael (Sonambulo) Navarro
Neal (The Moustachetronauts) Von Flue
Stevan (The Moustachetronauts) Casares
Kevin (Batman Animated Series) Altieri
Chris (Independents) Brandt
JustJenn Designs (O.G. Original Grandma)
Omar (Xenoglyphs) Spahi
Michael (Cartoon Flophouse) Aushenker
Ralph (Man Fighting Street) Miranda
Chris (Sunless Circus) Kawagiwa
Don (SteamFunk) Schmidt
Lord Mesa (Chibi Heroes)

Check www.thecomicbug.com for further announcements.

In addition to free comics and special guests, The Comic Bug promises fun activities and giveaways for the whole family.

The day’s festivities will kick off at 11 a.m. and will run to 4:00 p.m. or as long as supplies last.
Email info@thecomicbug.com for more information or call (310) 372-6704

Deadpool Signing
April 3, 2013

Guests: Scott Koblish, Gerry Duggan

Writer Gerry Duggan and artist Scott Koblish sign at The Comic Bug from 5:00 – 8:00 pm on April 3rd.