Big Man Japan

This weekend, Arizona throws a comics party, pits Marvel vs Capcom, turns Japanese, and creates comics with kids.

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Friday, Feb 25th

Big Man Japan [Phoenix]

Saturday, Feb 26

RenFest Events [Apache Junction]

  • We’re a ways from Talk Like A Pirate day, but that’s not stopping those who say “Argh!” from invading the RenFest.
  • Pirate themes, costume contests, and the like.
  • Also, The Phoenix Comicon’s official charity, Kids Need To Read will be at the festival, trading books for free kids admissions.
  • HUZZA… oh, you get the point.

Arizona Matsuri Festival [Phoenix]

Party at Jesse James Comics [Glendale]

  • If comics are your thing, you might not want to miss this bash.
  • The list of guests is too big for a bullet point, but it’s pretty fun and includes a lot of local talent.
  • Get the details on their FB Event page.
  • Will there be any Electric Octopi showing up? There just may be!

Marvel vs Capcom 3 Tournament [Mesa]

  • Well it’s finally out, and you’ve been practicing – time to prove your skillz.
  • Bring your MvC3 game (figuratively, not literally) to Atomic Comics in Mesa for a tournament.
  • Buy in is a fiver, and it starts at 2pm.
  • Get your flyer here.

Sunday, Feb 27th

Kids Comic Creation Day [Mesa]

  • These usually end up pretty packed.
  • Local talent works with kids to make their own characters, and even create some actual comics.
  • From Noon to 3pm at the Atomic Comics in Mesa again.
  • Here are your details.

May your weekends be merry and bright!