Thursday, April 25, 2013

Galactic Quest Welcomes CREATORS behind Iron man 3 & TMNT ON FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!


Buford & Lawrenceville, GA—It’s no secret that the comic book heroes are back in a big way. Iron Man and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are on the screen and in comics, and for this year’s Free Comic Book Day event, Galactic Quest is proud to the welcome the writers and artists who are busy creating their adventures.

“We’re pulling out all the stops this year,” said store owner, Kyle Puttkammer. “We’re thrilled to have creators Drew Geraci and Erik Burnham from two of the hottest properties in comics and we’re planning for our biggest Free Comic Book Day ever.”

Drew Geraci is one of the artists currently working on the Iron Man 3 prequel comic and has also worked for DC Comics on such famous characters as Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman and for Dark Horse Comics on comics from Buffy the Vampire Slayer to Star Wars.

Erik Burnham currently writes the hit series The New Ghostbusters and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Secret History of the Foot Clan. Burnham is also writing the Free Comic Book Day issue of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles the Animated Series, which he will be signing during the day.

“But that’s not all,” said Sean Taylor, manager of the Buford location. “We’ll also have other comic book creators on hand for the fun too, including Wilfredo Torres from The Shadow Year One and lots of local small press folks you should really get to know.”

Taylor and Puttkammer, in addition to running the store, also are creators in their own right. Puttkammer is the main voice behind the Galaxy Man book and the forthcoming Hero Cats comic, both designed for all ages. Taylor has worked with Gene Simmons of KISS fame to write for the Simmons Comics Group in cooperation with IDW Publishing.


Free Comic Book Day is a single day—the first Saturday in May each year—when participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely FREE to anyone who comes into their stores. One of the goals of Free Comic Book Day is to reach out to those individuals unfamiliar with the comic book specialty market, not to mention a comic book shop. So, every year those behind Free Comic Book Day launch a massive promotional campaign that heralds the event and spreads the good word of comics to potential readers everywhere.

In addition to the aforementioned comic book celebrities, both the Buford and Lawrenceville locations of Galactic Quest will feature costumed heroes and live music throughout the day.

In Buford, bands will include:

2pm—Southeast Ukers
3pm—The Wonder-Nerds

The music line-up in Lawrence includes:

9am—Brook Shepard
3pm—Bad Bad Lola
4pm—Southeast Ukers
5pm—Ricky & Bambi
8pm—Hott With Harry Leggs

For more information about the event, contact Galactic Quest online at or call the Buford store at 770-614-4804 or the Lawrenceville store at 770-339-3001.
Kyle Puttkammer
(678) 707-1290

Sean Taylor
(770) 614-4804