Marvel Comics has signed up to participate in the 2021 Local Comic Shop Day. This year’s annual event on November 24th will feature a slew of special items, including Marvel’s newly revealed Venom #2 version by JonBoy Meyers.
This version is for upcoming poison The series by artist Brian Hitch with writer Al Ewing and Ram V, spotlighting both the original Venom Eddie Brock (now ascending his cosmic duties as the new King in Black), as well as his son Dylan who is taking on Venom’s spell back to earth.
What is Local Comic Shop Day?
Local Comic Shop Day is an annual event organized by ComicsPro – a trade association of North American comic book store owners.
The 2021 Local Comic Shop Day will take place on Wednesday, November 24 – a Wednesday for the second year in a row. The event was previously being held on Saturdays at the Free Comic Book Day event, which was founded in 2002 by ComicsPro member Joe Field.
“We moved Local Comic Shop Day from Saturday to Wednesday last year with more stores participating,” said ComicsPro executive director Marco Davanzo in announcing the date. “Since Wednesday is traditionally the day new comics come out, it makes a lot of sense to take this step.”
He uses the word “traditionally” as DC extended its new comic book release date to Tuesday in 2020—though much of the industry remains on a Wednesday release cycle.
What will be exclusive at this year’s Local Comic Shop Day?
There are currently four planned special items for Local Comic Shop Day 2021, though more are expected to go ahead.
2021 Local Comic Shop Day special items are:
- a Venom #2 (Marvel Comics) Event Exclusive Variant Cover by JonBoy Meyers
- Joy Operations #1 (Dark Horse Comics) by Brian Michael Bendis and Stephen Byrne
- Chuck D presents Apocalypse 91: Revolution Never Sleeps (Z2 Comics), a limited edition OGN Public Enemy album celebrating the 30th anniversary of Apocalypse 91: The Enemy Strikes Back.
- Metallica Special Edition (10 Ton Press) Reissue of a metallic biographical comic
Get ready, because 2021 Local Comic Shop Day is coming up on November 24 — the day before US Thanksgiving — and two days before Black Friday.
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