While Thanos battles Captain American, Iron Man, Thor, and the rest of the Avengers for the fate of the universe in “Avengers: Endgame,” the famed creator of Thanos, Jim Starlin, will appear in the Buffalo area, courtesy of Sleeping Giant Collectibles, Ominous Press, and Creation.Ink, on Saturday, May 4.
Legendary comics writer-artist Jim Starlin, who created Thanos, Drax, Gamora, the Infinity Gauntlet, and many more, will be doing a Free Comic Book Day signing on May 4 at the Tonawanda shared headquarters of Creation.Ink, Sleeping Giant Collectibles, and Ominous Press. The FCBD event with Jim Starlin will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 80 Clinton St. in Tonawanda, NY.
Starlin will also appear at a special screening of “Avengers: Endgame” at 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 4 at Buffalo’s historic North Park Theatre, 1428 Hertel Ave. Buffalo, NY 14216. Starlin will introduce the film, and hold a Q & A session after the screening. An exclusive Thanos poster featuring Jim Starlin’s art will be available at the screening. Starlin’s many comic credits include Batman, Warlock, Silver Surfer, Death of Captain Marvel, Dreadstar, Infinity Gauntlet, and his tales featuring Thanos, the Mad Titan. Much of the current Marvel Cinematic Universe is drawn from Starlin’s work.
The FCBD signing will also feature renowned comic writer Ron Marz, whose credits include Silver Surfer, Green Lantern, Witchblade, and many more. Starlin helped launch Marz’s career, and now they will be paired for this special signing event. Other FCBD guests will be announced. Attendees can expect to receive free comic books as part of the festivities.
“There’s literally no one we’d rather have as our guest on Free Comic Book Day than Jim Starlin, especially with a blockbuster like ‘Avengers: Endgame’ in theaters right now,” said Creation.Ink CEO Sean HusVar. “We expect to have a memorable day thanks to this rare opportunity to welcome one of the all-time legendary creators.”
At the signing event, an autograph fee for Jim Starlin of $10 per item, and $20 per CGC item will apply. CGC witnessing for graded comics will be available on site, and a variety of signed and unsigned Starlin items will be available for purchase. Jim Starlin will not be available for commissions.
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