It's a big weekend in the wonderful world of comics, as Saturday, May 5 is Free Comic Book Day. You can find your nearest participating comic book shop here
, and, if you need any suggestions for what to pick up, Chris Sims has a few here
. And, because it's a weekend during convention season, there's also a big comic book convention this weekend, the Toronto Comics Art Festival, for which we've got a guide right here
Oh, and I think there might be a movie of some interest to some comic readers in theaters this weekend...?
-Lauren Davis on Digger
-Chris Sims on Batman Family #1
-Lauren Davis on Overside
-Andrew Wheeler continues his titanic struggle against Avengers Vs. X-Men, which has reached its third issue
-Boom's 2012 Free Comic Book Day offering: Adventure Time
-Bulletproof Coffin: Disinterred #4
-Marvel's Avengers "Art Appreciation" variant covers
-The Comic Book History of Comics
-Space Ducks: An Infinite Comic of Musical Greatness
-Power Rangers Super Samurai Vol. 1
-BPRD Hell on Earth: Return of the Master
-Jim Lee's gatefold cover for DC Comics-The New 52 FCBD Edition, featuring Leaguer-on-Leaguer violence
-Anna Goellner has a gallery of photos of creators from last weekend's Stumptown Comics Fest... although based on sharp Batton Lash (above) is dressed, I think maybe this belongs below in the "Fashion" category instead of up here under "Conventions"
-There's going to be a MorrisonCon in Las Vegas this fall, and the first five of the nine guests who aren't going to be Grant Morrison have been announced
-David Uzumeri and Sims team up to discuss Superman/Richard Pryor team-up, Superman III
-Avengers co-founder Janet Van Dyne, better known as the winsome Wasp, obviously didn't make the cut for the movie line-up...but she was certainly a contender at one point
-Here's the new trailer for The Dark Knight Rises
-Here's one pretty good idea for not feeling like a big jerk when you go see The Avengers this weekend
-Here's the latest trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man ...and here are some stills
-Sam Jackson is unhappy-Fury-ious, even-that long-time New York Times film critic A.O. Scott didn't love The Avengers sufficiently
-Ellen DeGeneres, Agent of SHIELD...?
-Animal Man returns to DC Nation
-Here are some more images of Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes characters, including images of The Joker, Lex Luthor and Hal Jordan caught in the middle of...dancing? Or posing? Or...?
-Mattel's San Diego Comic-Con exclusives, which include Tiny Titans, Death of the Endless and Polly Pockets dressed as Gotham City Sirens
-Take a look at some of the Spider-Men from Hasbro's Amazing Spider-Man tie-in line
-Hot Toys keeps rolling out disturbingly accurate-looking 1/6 scale toys based on The Avengers movies. This time? Chris Hemsworth's Thor, who looks like he could use a shave.
-This week's Avengers-themed Best Cosplay Ever (This Week)
-Romance Was Born's Marvel-sponsored designs for Australian Fashion Week are awesome... and kinda terrifying. They're terrifysome!
-Michigan's Bee Sting was charged with assault after reportedly pulling a gun on a perp
-Phoenix Jones was accused of pepper-spraying people at the May Day protests in Seattle, Washington; he contends there was a second pepper-sprayer
-Someone calling himself Rex Velvet taunts Phoenix Jones, on YouTube
-Madeleine Flores takes Batman to the park, wonders what's under his cowl and more
-Des Taylor's lovely superhero art
-Chris Haley's alternate Avengers movie posters, include a 1980s version and one featuring female equivalents of the characters in the movie
-The only thing better than Wolverine meeting Freddie Mercury, is Wolverine meeting Freddie Mercury over and over and over and...
-This week's Best Art Ever (This Week)