National Free Comic Book Day at Alterniverse May 7th

116416_822347_20Alterniverse is proud to host the 15th annual Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 7th from noon until 5pm. There will also be appearances by the following artists:

Christian st. Pierre

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Examples of Christian’s work can be found at his site here. He has contributed his artistic talents to many games (including Hero System RPG), Star Wars sketch cards, and our Toys for Tots and previous FCBD events!

Chris DiBari

Christian DiBariIn 1999, Chris DiBari broke into the comics industry doing a cover for DC Comics’ “Robin” for the “No Man’s Land” event. Shortly thereafter, he did some work for Marvel Comics’ “Deadpool”. Chris has also done design work for Hasbro, Art Asylum Toys and 4 Kids Productions TMNT animated. In 2005, Chris co-created and drew “The Hunger” from Markosia and Cutter through Image. His pencils can currently be found in the Heavy Metal HOAX HUNTERS series and there are more projects to be announced!

Nelson Blake II

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Nelson Blake II has worked for Image on such titles as Witchblade and Magdalena, and with Devil’s Due Publishing, penciling GI JOE: RELOADED. Image will be releasing his new title with writer Bryan Hill – ROMULUS.

About Free Comic Book Day

On Saturday May 7th, over 2,300 comic book shops across North America and around the world will give out over 6 million comic books—free of charge—during Free Comic Book Day (FCBD).  The annual event is one of the most anticipated comic book celebrations of the year as retailers prepare to welcome curious, first-time comic readers and devout comic book fans into their stores for fun events and free comics.

“Free Comic Book Day is the perfect occasion for newcomers to comics as well as those who have been reading them for years to celebrate comics and discover new titles that debut on the first Saturday in May,” said Free Comic Book Day spokesperson Dan Manser.

The 50 free comic books available this year are designed to appeal to a broad range of tastes, including super hero stories like Marvel’s Civil War II and DC’s Suicide Squad; kid favorites that are great for readers of all ages with Pokémon, DC Super Hero Girls, Grumpy Cat, Sonic the Hedgehog; stories that feature classic characters such as Strawberry Shortcake, Pink Panther, and Archie; and TV tie-ins featuring series like Doctor Who, Bob’s Burgers, Sanjay and Craig, The Simpsons, Firefly, and many more.

“On May 7th, we encourage fans to use Free Comic Book Day as an opportunity to explore their local comic book shop, seeing all it has to offer,” said Manser.  “Hopefully, they’ll walk away with free comics they can’t wait to read, and then keep coming back to their local shop for more!”

Along with free comics, many comic book shops will feature events during the day including creator signings, appearances of costumed characters, and great deals on exclusives and sale items. To view all 50 free titles and to find a participating comic shop, fans are encouraged to visit www.freecomicbookday.com.

What’s Happening at ‘The Verse’ 5/1 – 5/7

Sunday 5/1:

  • Pokémon League tournament @ 2pm (2:30 start-time)
  • Sunday Night Magic tournament @ 6:00 (6:30 start-time)

Monday 5/2:

  • Yu-Gi-Oh! tournament @ 5:30 (6:00 start time)

Tuesday 5/3:

  • Tuesday Night Magic standard tournament @ 6:30 (7:00 start time)

Wednesday 5/4:

  • Board/card/dice game night @ 6:00
  • Dungeons & Dragons Expeditions @ 7:00

Thursday 4/28:

  • Thursday Night Magic EDH tournament @ 6:00
  • Thunderbirds Above and Beyond board game @ 6:00

Friday 5/5:

  • Friday Night Magic draft tournament @ 6:30 (7:00 start time)

Saturday 5/6:

  • Shadows Over Innistrad Game Day @ 6:00 (6:30 start time)

Pathfinder Adventure Card Game on a short hiatus

The Pathfinder Adventure Card Game Rise of the Runelords adventure path has been finished.

On Thursday, May 5th it will return with an all-new adventure path Skull & Shackles.

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All Hands on Deck!

There’s adventure to be had on the high seas when a group of press-ganged pirates becomes embroiled in the plots and plunder of the Shackles—an infamous island chain dominated by pirate warlords. But as these new swashbucklers make names for themselves, rival scalawags, enemy navies, legendary sea monsters, and the infamous Hurricane King himself seek to see them walk the plank. Who will survive when there’s loot on the line?

Launch a campaign to control the Shackles with the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Skull & Shackles Base Set. This complete cooperative strategy card game pits 1 to 4 heroes against the traps, monsters, deadly magic, and despicable foes of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game’s award-winning Skull & Shackles Adventure Path. Choose your character’s class; build a deck of allies, equipment, and magic; and explore lethal locations as you journey through multiple scenarios in an exciting fantasy adventure. Characters grow stronger after each game, adding unique gear and awesome magic to their decks, and gaining incredible powers, all of which they’ll need to challenge greater threats in a complete Pathfinder Adventure Card Game Adventure Path.