Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Free Comic Book Day is Saturday May 3

Worldwide Free Comic Book Day Founded by Concord Comic Shop Owner

Flying Colors Comics & Other Cool Stuff in Concord is one of more than 2000 comic book shops around the world celebrating the biggest day in the comic book industry and comic art form, Saturday, May 3rd. That’s Free Comic Book Day when nearly five million comic books will be given away by participating retailers, introducing as many people as possible to the wonders of comic books!

The event was founded by Concord resident and Flying Colors owner Joe Field as a way to introduce more people to the fun of reading comics while also inviting back former comic readers and thanking those who currently support their locally owned independent comic shops. In 2013, Free Comic Book Day drew more than 1.2 million people to comic shops in nearly 60 countries, making it the world’s largest annual comic book event.

In addition to giving away thousands of comic books, Flying Colors Comics will host comic book artists on May 3, including acclaimed writer/artist Ted Naifeh (“Courtney Crumrin” from Oni Press) and Evan Stanley, artist of “Sonic the Hedgehog” comics published by Archie Comics.

“Free Comic Book Day showcases the diversity in comics today. Visitors to our store will see comics for readers of all ages — children, teens, and adults,” said Field. “I’m confident they’ll find stories and characters they’ll want to come back to week after week and month after month.”

"Comic books shops are also where the biggest ideas for other media come from," Field continued. "Take a look at the biggest movies, video games and TV shows and you’ll find their source is right here in comics. On Free Comic Book Day we shine a spotlight on the entertainment medium that has so much to offer to anyone wanting to be entertained by the stories and enlightened by the art. We invite everyone to come to this fun party!”

Cosplayers will also be here to take photos with fans and attendees are invited to come in their favorite comic character costumes.

More surprises will be announced soon!

Regular updates, information about comic books, and a list of participating publishers,their free comics and other participating stores are all online at

Free Comic Book Day on Saturday May 3 runs from 11am-7pm at Flying Colors Comics, Treat Boulevard at Oak Grove Road in Concord. More info is available on the Flying Colors Facebook page

Art from the 2014 FCBD T-Shirt, available at Flying Colors!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Hellboy Day Approacheth!

March 2014 marks the twentieth anniversary of Mike Mignola’s career-defining release of Hellboy: Seed of Destruction #1. After the character’s somewhat humble beginnings as an eight-page feature in Dark Horse’s San Diego Comic Con Comics special, Seed of Destruction would begin the long life of the beloved “beast of the apocalypse.”

To mark the 20th anniversary, Dark Horse Comics has declared Saturday March 22 to be "Hellboy Day" at finer comic shops all over the world---and that includes right here at Flying Colors Comics & Other Cool Stuff! 

In addition to the newly released HELLBOY 20th ANNIVERSARY hardcover, on Saturday we'll also be giving away a FREE sampler of some Hellboy comics featuring two classic Mignola tales: “The Ghoul” and “Another Day at The Office,” as well as two all-new stories by Mignola, Fabio Moon, and R. Sikoryak!

Join us, won't you?

Saturday, March 08, 2014

13th Annual Free Comic Book Day coming on May 3!

FREE Comic Book Day is coming!

Be here at Flying Colors on Saturday May 3 for the 13th annual FCBD. It's our biggest event of the year--- it's also the largest annual comic book related event on Planet Earth!

We're happy to have two special guests for our event on May 3:

TED NAIFEH is the writer/artist/creator of the Eisner-nominated series COURTNEY CRUMRIN, published by Oni Press. He has also worked on the Oni press series POLLY & HER PIRATES, and illustrated the GOOD NEIGHBORS trilogy of graphic novels written by Holly Black (published by Scholastic).


Courtney is an odd little girl who doesn't quite fit in. When she is shipped off to her uncle's, she must adjust to a whole new school in a neighborhood she isn't entirely comfortable with.  Things quickly take a turn for the better, as she meets the strange and interesting individuals that live in and around her uncle's house. Soon it's clear that she's better off hanging with the Night Things than she is with the stuck-up kids at her school. It's adolescent angst vs. scary spooks, adding up to excellent entertainment.

• EVAN STANLEY is an illustrator for Archie Comics' popular SONIC THE HEDGEHOG series. She is also known for her fan series "Ghosts of the Future" on

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG is among our most popular titles for younger readers, so we're thrilled to have Evan here for FCBD.

Please watch our Facebook Fan page for more info... but for now, mark your calendars to save May 3 so you can be here for the thousands of FREE comics we'll be giving away, along with the amazing party atmosphere.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Image Comics The FUSE Debuts at Flying Colors!

When: Wednesday February 12 at 11am
Where: Flying Colors Comics, of course!
Who: Artist of The FUSE, Justin Greenwood
What: Debut of The FUSE from Image Comics

THE FUSE #1 from writer Antony Johnston and  artist Justin Greenwood, is a mix of science fiction and crime, featuring a murder mystery that takes place on a satellite in orbit miles above the Earth.

Please join us for a fun low-key signing a sketching event with artist Justin Greenwood as he debuts the first issue of his new Image Comics series with writer Antony Johnston, The FUSE #1.

Justin will be here from about 11am-1pm, the first two hours this new series of his will be available. So not only can you be the first to get a copy--but you can also be the first to get a signed copy!