Thursday, May 2, 2013
The yearly event brings thousands to the Harford Road comic book shop.
If you're driving through Parkville Saturday, don't be too surprised if you see Batman. Or Spiderman, or any other superhero (or heroine) standing on the side of Harford Road waving to traffic. Check out photos from Free Comic Book Days Past. Parkville's Collectors Corner, 7911 Harford Road, hosts a Free Comic Book Day celebration from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. May 4. Stop by the store to check out any of 56 comics available for free. Not already a fan of comics? Check out recommendations, including an issue of The Walking Dead, over at NPR. While you're there, you can also check out local arts and crafts outside the newly expanded store and meet comic book artists and creators like Cary Nord (Conan, Daredevil), Mark Hempel (Sandman), Greg LaRoque (…
Thursday, March 28, 2013
International Tabletop Gaming Day is March 30, and Parkville's Collectors Corner will host games all day.
Whether you're an expert or a novice gamer, a Parkville comics and games shop is hoping you'll stop by to try out some board games Saturday during International Tabletop Gaming Day. Collectors Corner, 7911 Harford Road, will host the free event from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Mar. 30. Games scheduled for demostration so far include Magic: the Gathering, Dungeons & Dragons, Smallworld and others, according to an event posting on the shop's Facebook page. Participants are able to join in games or host games of their own, the event posting states. International Tabletop Gaming Day was created by Geek & Sundry, the media company and YouTube channel founded by actress Felicia Day (The Guild, Dr. Horrible, Eureka). Day and actor Wil Wheaton (Star Trek, The …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Collectors Corner on Harford Road will host Billy Martin of Maryland band Good Charlotte for a signing Mar. 3.
Although he's probably best known for his role as the lead guitarist in Maryland's own Good Charlotte, Billy Martin is also the creator of a new comic book series that debuts this March. To celebrate the launch of Vitriol The Hunter, published by IDW, Martin and Vitriol co-creator Brent Allen will appear at Parkville's Collectors Corner, 8711 Harford Road early next month, according to a post on the shop's Facebook page. The signing will be held from 1-5 p.m. Mar. 3, and the first 50 people in line will get a free signed copy of the first of six issues. Martin, who draws the new series, spoke last month to PREVIEWSWorld magazine about the upcoming title. Check out the interview with Martin and Allen at PREVIEWSWorld. Visits from comics …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
The Harford Road comics shop had Image Comics co-founder Marc Silvestri for a signing this past weekend.
Are you a comic book lover? Maybe you just remember the X-Men fondly from your youth? Collector's Corner, at 7911 Harford Road, recently had Image Comics/Top Cow Production's Marc Silvestri in for a signing and posted this video of the event to YouTube. Silvestri, best known for his work on Uncanny X-Men and spinoff title Wolverine in the late 80s and early 90s, is one of the seven original founders of Image Comics, Inc. (along with Todd McFarlane of Spawn fame and Jim Lee of Uncanny X-Men and Batman: Hush, among others). Silvestri is also the CEO of the comics label Top Cow Productions (Witchblade, The Darkness), where he currently is working on a relaunch of Cyber Force.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Read Parkville-Overlea Patch's Q&A with Brandon Seifert, who created Witch Doctor for Image comics.
It's not often that he's been flown anywhere to do an appearance—in fact, a trip from Portland, OR to Parkville, MD is the first time that Image Comics creator and writer Brandon Seifert has "been flown anywhere". And he just couldn't resist the chance to come meet fans at Parkville's Collector's Corner. Seifert, a 32-year-old Fairbanks, AL native, has only been working professionally on comics for about two years. His first book, "Witch Doctor", was picked up by Image Comics' Robert Kirkman (of The Walking Dead fame) and produced on his Skybound imprint. Patch had a chance to speak with Seifert Wednesday night. How would you describe "Witch Doctor" for anyone who hasn't read it? Seifert: We always describe it as a horror medical drama—…
The Parkville comics shop drew people from around the state for a Halloween celebration and costume contest.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Nick Gestido
Thursday, November 1, 2012
They came from all over: Crofton, Dundalk, Bel Air, and even Charles County—just to name a few—to celebrate Halloween at Parkville's Collector's Corner. The comic shop, located at 7911 Harford Road, held a Halloween celebration that included a costume contest, movie screening and signing with Image comics author Brandon Seifert. Read my interview with Seifert, creator of Witch Doctor and writer for Hellraiser here. Check out photos of costumers in the gallery above. Contest winners included: Adults Kids What did you do for Halloween? Have a costume photo? Why not enter in the Patch Best Halloween Costume in America contest for a chance to win $5,000.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Collectors Corner is the first business in Baltimore County to implement the Chicago-based loyalty rewards program.
A Parkville business is the first to capitalize on a national trend, offering rewards to customers through a tech start-up based in Chicago. Collectors Corner, the comics shop on Harford Road in Parkville, is the only merchant in Baltimore County currently signed up for Belly—a customer loyalty program that uses an online app and physical card to track customer visits. Here's how it works: when you visit the store, you check in using an iPad located near the register. Each check in earns you five points, which you can save up or cash in. One wallet-sized card tracks all your Belly points across all the stores your visit. Each business designs its own reward system. At Collectors Corner, rewards include a high five (5 points), a 40 percent …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Whether you love Spiderman, X-men or Batman, be sure to geek out with your favorite comics on this holiday.
To all of those who believe in Harvey Dent and Gotham City, rejoice. September 25 is National Comic Book day. This is a day for people of all ages to enjoy, since the first-ever comic book superhero made his first appearance in 1938. While some characters have new looks, and some of their storylines have changed completely, comic enthusiasts can still share their love of their favorite characters, old and new. This geeky holiday is a great time for comic fans to honor their superhero, heroine or villain’s best stories. In Parkville-Overlea the place to go is Citypaper's "Best Comic Book Shop for an Expert": Collector's Corner at 7911 Harford Road. Not sure where to start? Click through the photo gallery for recommendations from Parkville-…
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Collectors Corner store manager David Crispino turned to the online fundraising site Kickstarter to publish his first comic book.
After years of working in the comics industry, David Crispino, store manager of Collectors Corner in Parkville, decided it was time to take a shot at writing his own book—a supernatural western. Knowing what an expensive proposition publishing a comic book can be, Crispino turned to the internet fundraising site Kickstarter to self-publish his first title, an "alternate, supernatural history" of the Great Sioux War called Blood & Time. In order to get the book to the printers, Crispino, 31, will have to raise $5,000 by Oct. 13—as of Sept. 19, the week-old campaign is about a third of the way there. "I knew I would either have to pitch the book to a publisher ... or, I've been seeing movies, music and art being funneled through Kickstarter…
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Collectors Corner is planning to donate a portion of their sales this weekend to the Red Cross in honor of the victims of the Aurora, CO theater shooting.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Nick Gestido
Thursday, August 16, 2012
A Parkville comic book shop is planning to raise funds for a good cause this weekend. Collectors Corner, at 7911 Harford Road, will donate 10 percent of their total sales of toys & statues this weekend to the American Red Cross in honor of the victims of the theater shooting in Aurora, CO last month during the premiere of The Dark Knight. "We're just trying to do what we can to help," said Collectors Corner owner Randy Myers. "I felt almost an obligation as part of the comics community to do something." Myers said that he began planning the fundraiser nearly a month ago, but other events at the store have delayed the event. "I wanted to do something while it was still fresh in people's minds," Myers said. "We needed to do something before …