The ‘Independents Day’ event will promote independent and alternative titles, rather than the super-heroes that everyone already knows about. Mention comics to most people and they picture costumed super-heroes such as Batman, Superman and Spider-Man from big publishers like Marvel and DC. But super-heroes are far from the only genre that the medium has to offer.
The day aims to show just how diverse comics can be; from journalists in war-torn New York to awkward teenage romances, from hilarious comic strips to graphic-novels that border on fine art, there is something for everyone of all tastes and ages.
Ace Comics, founded in Colchester in 1981 by owner and managing director Martin Averre, will be offering a discount on selected independent titles throughout the shop, with displays featuring some of the finest comics and graphic novels from independent publishers, and staff will be on hand with friendly advice and a list of their personal favourite titles and top recommendations, making it the perfect opportunity to try something new.
For more information visit www.acecomics.co.uk or call 01206 364140.