|Frank Cho – Avengers Vs. X-Men Launch Party @ Cards, Comics and Collectibles – click on thumbs to enlarge|
The Avengers Vs. X-Men launch party at Cards, Comics and Collectibles store was fantastic. Over 50 people braved the very mild and delightful evening, and patiently waited in line when I arrived at 8:30pm sharp for my signing. Shelly Nathan, the shop owner’s wife, even baked a cake for the special occasion, complete with Marvel heroes on the icing. Very cool.
People were very excited for the event as many bought multiple copies of my issue #0 and #1. There was sense of fun and optimism in the air, as people milled around looking at my original art from Issue #0 including what Bleeding Cool jokingly calls “the vagina cover.”
To celebrate this special occasion, I drew Captain America and Cyclops facing off each other on the sketch cover. We raffled it off at the end of the night, and a very excited and happy young man won it. (dude, I better not see that on eBay.)
When the party was over and everyone left, I managed to sit down and read my issue #0. And I gotta say, Brian Bendis, Jason Aaron and Jason Keith did a killer job on it. Thanks guys for making my crap look better than it is.
Special thanks to Shelly and Marc Nathan at Cards, Comics and Collectibles shop for sponsoring the party. And a very warm and happy thanks to Rich Johnston for the plug at BleedingCool.com . You’re a real mensch. ;-)