ComicsPRO, the comics industry’s association for storefront specialty retailers, is pleased to report that fan-favorite publisher Dark Horse is supporting Local Comic Shop Day™ participating retailers with an “open-to-order” exclusive cover of Call of Duty: Black Ops III by artist Tony Parker.
Call of Duty: Black Ops III #1 is written by Larry Hama (G.I. Joe) with art by Marcelo Ferreira (Transformers, TMNT). A prequel to the highly anticipated game, the Call of Duty®: Black Ops III comic book series follows an elite group of soldiers as they wage a secret war across a futuristic, war-torn world transformed by technology.
“We’re thrilled to add a great new Dark Horse entry to Local Comic Shop Day™,” said Joe Field, ComicsPRO director, LCSD committee member and owner of Flying Colors Comics in Concord CA. “Dark Horse publisher Mike Richardson started in this business as a comic book retailer, so his company’s involvement with Local Comic Shop Day™is a signal of his strong support for comic retailers and LCSD.”
Dark Horse Comics was founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson. In the years since, Dark Horse has published some of the most enduring characters and popular properties in comics, including Hellboy, Conan, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Fight Club 2.
Local Comic Shop Day™ is a new event that shines a bright spotlight on locally owned independent comic book specialty stores and their role in shaping the pop culture market. The first Local Comic Shop Day™ will be Saturday, November 28, two days after Thanksgiving and coinciding with American Express’ “Small Business Saturday” event.
On Local Comic Shop Day™, participating retailers will have exclusive, and in some cases, limited items debuting from supporting publishers. The goal of Local Comic Shop Day is to jump start the holiday buying season for storefront comics specialty retailers by giving comics fans more of what they most desire.
ComicsPRO invites all brick and mortar comic book specialty stores to be part of Local Comic Shop Day™.
Retailer registration for the event is ongoing until October 1 at www.comicspro.org/lcsd
A retailer FAQ is also posted at www.comicspro.org. For additional information, please contact ComicsPRO Executive Director Marco Davanzo at firstname.lastname@example.org.