Tuesday, May 1, 2018


Free Comic Book Day is a cherished comics tradition, it’s that day when participating comic book specialty shops across North America and all around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops. For the third year in a row, I will be spending the day at The Toys Time Forgot in beautiful Canal Fulton, Ohio.

Located at 137 Cherry St E in Canal Fulton, Toys Time Forgot is an incredible toys and comics store. As previously mention, the place is packed to the rafters with action figures, board games and much more. In fact, it’s so packed to the rafters that its amazing Free Comic Book Day festivities will be held in its parking lot!

Starting at 11 am and running until 5 pm, those festivities include lots of free comics, a variety of guests and cosplay. Participation will include local organizations and the store is within very close walking distance to some fine restaurants.

I’m one of the comics guests at the event. I’ll be there selling my July 1963: A Pivotal Month in the Comic-Book Life of Tony Isabella Volume One as well as other Isabella-written items. Also on sale: copies of my script for Black Lightning: Cold Dead Hands #1, a very special Black Lightning poster and cool mini-posters of Daredevil and Luke Cage. In keeping with the spirit of Free Comic Book Day, I will not be charging for my signature.

From the store’s Facebook page:

Join The Toys Time Forgot for the 17th annual Free Comic Book Day on May 5th.

Our special guests this year are:

Tony Isabella: creator of Black Lightning and writer for Marvel and DC Comics

Matt Horak: artist on Marvel’s The Punisher and Spider-Man/Deadpool

Ed Griffie: Pop artist

Aubrey Gealsha: Independent Artist

Shana Schottenstein: Creator of "Color Of Fire"

Daniel Watts: Spray Paint Artist

Philbee The Clown

Coffee and Hot Chocolate from Canal Fulton Speakeasy

Food from Red Beard Barbecue

Music by J.T.

Caricatures by Capture This! Entertainment

Strawberry Shortcake Festival with Canal Fulton Heritage Society

Canal Fulton Canoe Livery Prize Wheel

In addition to 100s of FREE comics raffles, prizes & cosplayers!

It will be a fun event and I hope to see you there.

I’ll be back soon with more stuff!

© 2018 Tony Isabella


  1. But clowns are soooo two centuries ago.,,

  2. And in my many decades on this planet I have yet to meet anyone(!) who enjoys / enjoyed them.