Tuesday, May 31, 2011
York, PA - Batman lined up with the Joker outside of Planet X Comics in Queensgate Shopping Center. Joining the duo was a zombie from The Walking Dead, Sherlock Holmes and about 10 others who were at the York Township comic store May 7 for a costume contest to celebrate Free Comic Book Day.
For an additional promotion, Tim Fling, owner of the store, worked with Frank Theatres to offer customers an opportunity to get a free ticket to see the first of this year's superhero feature films, "Thor." On its first weekend, the movie about the god of thunder earned over $66 million dollars, and according to Fling, this could be a sign of things to come.
"Ever since Disney bought Marvel, they have been putting out more movies about superheroes, including some of the lesser known ones," said Fling, a longtime superhero fan himself who can appreciate the appeal of the genre.
"I think it's just escapism for people who want some excitement in their lives."
After Thor, Marvel will release another "X-Men" movie Friday, and DC Entertainment brings "Green Lantern" to theaters June 17. Finishing up the summer is "Captain America," Marvel's last in a lineup of individual superhero movies leading up to their team-up movie, "The Avengers," coming out next year. This specific movie makes Fling extremely happy.
"Growing up, I loved team-up books, and to see 'The Avengers' coming to the big screen is incredible," he said.
Outside the comic shop, the Joker won the contest and let loose a maniacal laugh. For these fans of superhero movies, this summer could be the start of much more to be happy about.
Special thanks to Jason Plotkin for this awesome article! To see the full article from the York Daily Record, hit the link!
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Looking to publish your own book? Have questions about pursuing your creative dream? Or do you just like hanging out with like- minded imaginative types? Join the Planet X Roundtable, Friday, May 20th at 6 PM for our first official Meet and Greet! All are welcome!
Saturday, May 14, 2011
A lot has to happen every year for Free Comic Book Day to be possible, and without the efforts of the Free Comic Book Day Committee, Diamond's staff, FCBD’s Sponsors, and you, our valued retailers, we could not put free comics in the hands of eager fans and new, prospective customers. That is always the goal of FCBD, and thanks to your hard work, in 2011 we once again accomplished it.
From the feedback received so far from retailers, consumers, and industry professionals, it seems that in many shops around the world, Free Comic Book Day was an even bigger event this year that delivered in terms of sales, traffic, and fun. Free comics were quickly claimed, banners and other promo items were used to attract additional attention to shops, and creator signings, character appearances, and other special events made FCBD 2011 a true celebration of the books and culture we all love.
Speaking just for myself, FCBD was a huge success for Planet X! We would like to thank all of our subscribers and valued customers for making the day a victory. Special thanks to all who took part in our Costume Contest and Thor Movie Premiere Tie-in. Without you guys, there would be no Planet X! See you all next year!