Updated: Dec 17, 2019
This summer Arkham Comix has decided to give the gift that keeps on giving with their Christmas in July festivities. On the first weekend of July, they offered 15% off of their entire stock. Everyone loves comics and saving money so why not both? Not a bad start to the summer right?
The second weekend, artists Chris Kemple and Richard Case stopped by, selling prints and autographing their work. Kemple is known for his work on Red Vengeance and some video game properties and Case for Doom Patrol, Preacher, Sandman, and a slew of other DC and Marvel properties.
Week three they had MillarWorld Annual 2016 contest winners Cliff Bumgardner and Steve Beach in the shop to sign copies of said book. They were also selling copies of a Making of American Jesus booklet that they put together with all proceeds going to Hero’s Initiative, a charity for the families of comic book artists and writers who passed away.
This weekend Arkham hosts writer Brockton McKinney and his hetero life mate and fellow Lost Story Studios alum Bo Fader, at the store signing copies of Zoe Dare vs. The Disasteroid. McKinney’s new all-ages book has been a hit so far and a great follow up to his take on C-movie staple Gingerdead Man.
Afterwards the store will be hosting a bad VHS horror movie night.
Next weekend in the grand finale, local cosplay charity group The Excelsior League has put together a star studded event of superheroes and villains all coming together to raise money for assisting Howell Brown III and his family through Howell’s cancer treatment. Writer and Variant EiC RJ Marchese will be on hand to sign copies of his recently released The Night Before Krampus. The fundraiser will include some amazing raffle prizes including:
1 weekend pass to NC COMICON
Signed copy of "The Night Before Krampus" from RJ Marchese
Signed copy of MillarWorld Annual 2016 from Steve Beach & Cliff Bumgardner
Signed print set and Doom Patrol compilation from Richard Case
Signed Red Vengeance #1 & 2 from Chris Kemple
Signed copy of "Gingerdead Man" from Brockton McKinney with a Tommy Lee Edwards variant cover
Avengers Annual #10 (first appearance of Rogue)
Marvel Anime collection donated by Damond Allen
$50 Gift Card to Arkham Comix
Free photo shoot with Midday Enchantments Photography
4 custom sketch covers by Al Bigley
The day after this fun filled extravaganza, premier writer of Spider-Man, Avengers Academy, ROM and a little known series on Netflix called Daredevil, Christos Gage will be ending the Christmas in July fun with a bang! Having Christos out was made possible by the good folks at over at NC Comicon so stop by and say hello!
If you get a chance you should definitely check out the remainder of these events and if you went to the previous ones make sure you let Bill & Tiffany at Arkham Comix know it was awesome! This store is a breath of fresh air and I for one can’t express how much I appreciate them opening up in the Rocky Mount NC area.