Saturday, March 2, 2013

2013 Convention Schedule for Five Star Comics

Five Star Comics will be at several conventions and festivals this year. Here is our schedule as the convention season begins:

Tri-State Comic Con-Tricon
Big Sandy Superstore Arena, Huntington, West Virginia
Saturday, April 6, 2013
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo-S.P.A.C.E.
Ramada Plaza Hotel and Conference Center, Columbus, Ohio
Saturday, April 13, and Sunday, April 14, 2013
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Ratha Con
Athens Community Center, Athens, Ohio
Saturday, May 11, 2013
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

River City Comic Con
Lafayette Hotel, Marietta, Ohio
Sunday, July 28, 2013
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mothman Festival
Point Pleasant, West Virginia
Saturday and Sunday in September
Dates and times to be announced

We hope to see you soon.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Comics Buyer's Guide Reviews Five Star Comics #2

Whitney Grace reviewed Five Star Comics #1 and #2 in Comics Buyer's Guide back in November. In last month's issue (the second to last issue of the magazine), Ray Sidman gave a little more space to Five Star Comics #2. He likes the expanded book (which went from 37 pages of stories and art in #1 to 46 pages in #2). "This issue includes five stories that range from decent to entertaining," Mr. Sidman writes, "with the best of them being 'Origin of The Black Bat' (due to its art and classic character) and 'The Case of the Nut Case' (with fun writing and a solid sense of humor)." That makes a thumbs up for two stories that have been a little neglected in reviews and letters of comment. Mr. Sidman concludes his review with these words:
The writing and art [on issue #2] aren't uniformly as satisfying as they could be, but the overall effect is an entertaining, pleasant reading experience. This small-press title is a good one, and promises more entertainment to come in #3.
We'll keep working towards a uniformly satisfying reading experience. And speaking of Five Star Comics #3, we're nearing completion on the book. Look for previews in the coming days.

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