Free Comic Book Day


Free Comic Book Day 2014 at Captain Blue Hen Comics

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Additional & Recommended Parking

Kelway Plaza

New Ark United Church (except numbered spaces)

Tyre Avenue

Fulton Bank (after 12noon)


Schedule of Events

All events are tentative and subject to change depending on weather, availability, etc.

EVENT LOCATION: Newark Arts Alliance Gallery and Craft room

Newark Arts Alliance is next door to CBH–look for the mirrored mosaics


Face Painting – $1 to $5

Make your own mask – $3

Make your own comic (great practice for the Chima contest!) $1

Gelato (courtesy of Cafe Gelato) – $3


ART CLASSES at Newark Arts Alliance – FREE

12noon to 12:40pm – Making Monsters with Buz and Ken

1pm to 1:40pm – The Art of Cute with Kevin Bolk

2pm to 2:40pm – Drawing on Imagination with Jamar Nicholas


The Guests

Buz Hasson
Ken Haeser
Jamar Nicholas
Penelope Gaylord
Jerry Gaylord
Interrobang Studios
Ben Harvey
The Characters

Garrison Carida – Members of the 501st Legion


Plus Spider-Man and Batman!




Bring cash for the food carts!

customLogoSANDWICHES and more!


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ATA Martial Arts of Maryland




Diamond State Roller Girls





CBH Members can skip the line!

Sign up for your FCBD comics now!

Turn in your list (available now at CBH) before 5/1 and pick up your comics at a Members-only counter.


The Comics

Get a better look at

(W) Various, George Gladir (A) Various, Fernando Ruiz (CA) Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski

The world’s most famous teenagers for over seven decades are all here in this FREE digest! Packed with non-stop laughs and gaffs, we challenge you to find a FCBD offering with more pages than this! The perfect introduction to the world of Archie and his friends, this digest is filled with stories from some of the best creators in the business!

(W/A/CA) Matt Groening
It’s the foremost FCBD four-color giveaway of the year! Bart and Milhouse seek superheroic origin stories by attempting to acquire “accidental” superpowers… and learn that with trying to obtain great power comes great irresponsibility! Plus: Bart and Prof. Frink become trapped in between dimensions when a science demonstration goes awry, and C. Montgomery Burns takes us on a guided tour through the bowels of the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant!
Publisher: DC
(W) Brian Azzarello & Various (A) Ethan Van Sciver (CA) Ryan Sook
Jump on board DC Comics’ epic weekly series beginning with this all-new FCBD issue that features tomorrow’s Dark Knight, Batman Beyond (making his first appearance in The New 52), battling an army of cyborgs to avert an Apocalypse in the future which could destroy the DC Universe of the present! But that’s not all; there are still more surprises to come. Stay tuned for more details!
Publisher: DARK HORSE
(W) Gene Luen Yang & Various (A) Faith Erin Hicks & Various (CA) Faith Erin Hicks
In Avatar: The Last Airbender, Sokka follows Suki as she gives a lesson in manners and encourages a young girl’s strength. Itty Bitty Hellboy has fun toying with nemesis Rasputin, and the Juice Squeezers crew leap into action to defend one of their own against a persistent bully. Hilarity ensues!
(W) Brian Michael Bendis, Dan Slott (A) Nick Bradshaw (CA) Sara Pichelli
In an all-new story by award-winning writer Brian Michael Bendis and acclaimed artist Nick Bradshaw, the Guardians of the Galaxy welcome Venom and Captain Marvel to the team for the launch of a not-to-be-missed death-defying epic! PLUS: Writer Dan Slott lays the foundation for 2014’s top secret Spider-Man event that will rock the Wall Crawler’s world forever!
Publisher: VIZ LLC
(W/A) Various

Hello Kitty and her friends star in all-new comic book adventures, and this time they’re letting their imaginations run wild! Plus: Don’t miss the sneak peek of Perfect Square’s upcoming tribute book celebrating Hello Kitty’s 40th anniversary.
Bonus feature! Perfect Square introduces exciting Bravest Warriors adventures featuring the irrepressible Catbug!

(W/A) Mike Kunkel & Various (CA) Various

KaBOOM! Summer Blast is the perfect way to share timeless properties like Peanuts, Garfield, Adventure Time, Regular Show, Steven Universe, and Herobear & The Kid with new readers young and old! KaBOOM! Summer Blast also features the debut of a brand new all-ages series!

Publisher: NBM

In 1993, The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers burst on the scene in an explosion of colorful combat, bizarre monsters, incredible robot battles, and Megazord-sized fun, spawning a global phenomenon and an ever-expanding storytelling universe. These comics present the stories fans have been waiting over 20 years for: all-new stories featuring the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers! This is a never-before-seen Power Rangers story starring the six Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, and is not a reprint of any existing material.

(W) Marc Silvestri (A) Sumeyye Kesgin (CA) Marc Silvestri

“And the man said to me: “There is magic all around you, simply close your eyes and see.” I closed my eyes as he suggested. And when I did, I screamed. That was fifteen years ago, and I have been screaming ever since.”
– The master of light and shadow.

(W) Graham Annable & Various (A) Jacob Chabot & Various (CA) Jacob Chabot

United Plankton’s all-new SpongeBob comic book for FCBD 2014 starts with “Relocate!”, in which we finally learn the answer to the age-old question: “What if Squidward, SpongeBob, and Patrick’s houses all became giant robot creatures and stomped around Bikini Bottom?”

(W) Tom Scioli, John Barber (A/CA) Tom Scioli
(W/A/CA) Don Rosa
In “A Matter of Some Gravity” by fan-favorite Don Rosa, saucy sorceress Magica De Spell turns Scrooge’s life sideways – literally! – when she distorts the forces of gravity! Then, in “The Sign of the Triple Distelfink”, Lucky Gladstone Gander faces a 24-hour luck jinx – and battles to hide it from a gloating Cousin Donald! Only ever published in the USA in under-printed mid-1990’s editions, these Rosa classics are back like you’ve never seen them before!
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