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Worcester, MA 01609
Past EventsJuly 7, 2018: Bat-Wedding Celebration
Artists Mike Lilly and Derek Rook appear at That’s Entertainment on Saturday July 7th at 11:00 AM as part of their Bat-Wedding festivities.
Mike Lilly has worked on comic book titles such as Batman, Catwoman, Nightwing, Detective Comics, Annihilation Conquest, Punisher, Marvel Knights, The Tick, Grimm Fairy Tales, Vampirella, Black Terror, and more.
Derek Rook has provided artwork for such notable works as Lucio Fulci’s “Gates of Hell” and “Zombie”, “The Dead”, “Deadworld”, and “Gore Shriek”. According to Rook, He was “born and raised on comic books, 70’s exploitation films and rock n’ roll.” Under his comic book company label, Rough House Publishing, Rook plans to release his creator-owned titles, “Beautiful Worcester” and “Angelduster”. He continues to distribute vigilante justice in Worcester, Massachusetts.June 20, 2018: The Complete Girls with Slingshots Signing
Danielle Corsetto, creator of webcomic Girls With Slingshots, will be appearing at That’s Entertainment in Worcester, MA on Wednesday, June 20th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for an in-store signing.
Corsetto will be signing copies of her new book The Complete Girls with Slingshots, which will be available to purchase directly at her table for $74.99 each (suggested for a mature audience). She will also be offering to draw a free mini sketch upon request to anyone purchasing a copy of her book, or to anyone making a store purchase in any amount. Please present your store receipt at her table.
Danielle Corsetto is the creator of the webcomic Girls With Slingshots, which ran from 2004-2015. She also penned three Adventure Time Original Graphic Novels for BOOM! Studios, and wrote and drew The New Adventures of Bat Boy for the Weekly World News. She posts silly autobio strips about her cats and yoga at Stuckat32.com, and is writing a sex ed comic with Monica Gallaher called BOO! It’s Sex, debuting on Webtoons this summer.June 16, 2018: Child of a Mad God Signing
Fantasy Author R.A. Salvatore will be signing at That’s Entertainment in Worcester, MA on Saturday, June 16th during Free RPG Day, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. This event will be free and appropriate for all ages, especially ages teen and up.
R.A. Salvatore will be signing copies of his newest book Child of a Mad God: A Tale of the Coven and copies of his RPG Demonwars: Reformation, both of which will be available to purchase at That’s Entertainment (while supplies last). Attendees can have up to three items signed per person.
R. A. SALVATORE is one of fantasy’s most popular authors, with his books frequently appearing on the New York Times bestseller list and more than 10 million copies of his books sold. He is the author of The Bear, The Dame, The Ancient, and The Highwayman as well as Gauntlgrym, The Legend of Drizzt books, including the Dark Elf Trilogy―Homeland, Exile, and Sojourn― and the Demon Wars series, among many others. He lives in Massachusetts.March 14, 2018: Hulk Returns Celebration
Hulk Out at That’s Entertainment! Marvel Comics mainstay Bruce Banner, a.k.a. The Incredible Hulk, was “killed” almost two years ago, felled by the Avenger’s archer, Hawkeye in the CIVIL WAR II series. But super-heroes rarely stay dead for long, and Bruce Banner finally returns in AVENGERS #684, on sale Wednesday March 14th!
“Bruce Banner is back,” Marvel announces. “He’s angry. And you’ve never seen a Hulk this angry before. The iconic goliath officially returns in all his green glory… Bruce Banner, unprovoked and unchecked, will take you on a frightening adventure as he battles to save the universe.”
Worcester’s That’s Entertainment, the Eisner-Award-winning pop culture emporium at the corner of Park Avenue and Lois Lane, is gearing up to celebrate the occasion in a big way on March 14th from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. They’re calling their event a “Hulk-out.” There’s fun for all ages, and the public is invited.
First, you’ll be able to get a photo of yourself holding one of the most sought-after comic books of all.
“We have a Hulk #1,” reveals store Marketer, Sorana Gatej, “and we’re giving fans a photo-op with it!”
“It’s a nice original copy of Incredible Hulk #1 from 1962,” continues store Manager Ken Carson, “graded at 4.0, or Very Good Plus. Some people may not realize that the Hulk was actually gray, not green, in his first appearance. Comics like this are artifacts of a different era, before super-heroes dominated the mainstream. First issues for the early Marvel heroes have become like museum pieces as time goes by!”
The issue will be put out for sale on the Saturday following the event, but for Wednesday night everyone can commemorate a moment with it for posterity. People who post their Hulk #1 photos to social media, and tag and like That’s Entertainment, will be eligible for a $5.00 store credit slip, which they will be able to retrieve starting Friday, March 16th.
There will also be a cosplay contest. Contestants are encouraged to dress as their favorite comic book superhero or villain to compete for one of three top prizes: $100, $50, or $25 in store credit! Photos will be taken of each participating cosplayer and posted on Facebook. Winners will be determined by That’s Entertainment staff members. Winners will be contacted after the event, and will also be announced on Facebook.
Comic artists Derek Rook and Laith Alabbad will be on hand drawing free sketches of the Hulk and related characters for fans.
Derek Rook has provided artwork for such notable works as Lucio Fulci’s Gates of Hell and Zombie, The Dead, Deadworld, and Gore Shriek. Under his comic book company label, Rough House Publishing, Derek plans to release his creator-owned titles, Beautiful Worcester and Angelduster. Although Derek works on numerous horror-related titles, he also passionately draws superheroes.
Artist Laith Alabbad has worked on various independent projects in storyboards, book illustrations and comics. He’s worked with independent self-published comic creators on a book called The All New Union! He is currently working on a personal project called Karbala.