The Recorder – Comic Book Show returns – The Recorder

The Recorder – Comic Book Show returns – The Recorder

Comic book enthusiasts, collectors, vendors and artists fill Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center last year. Staff File Photo/Julian Mendoza
Comic book enthusiasts, collectors, vendors and artists fill Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center in Greenfield in 2021. Staff File Photo/Julian Mendoza
Comic book enthusiasts, collectors, vendors and artists fill Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center in Greenfield in 2021. Staff File Photo/Julian Mendoza
Comic book collectors from around New England are invited to check out comic books and add to their collections this Sunday at the fifth Western Massachusetts Comic Book Show at Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center in Greenfield.
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, people will have the chance to check out more than 40 tables of comic books and artwork, including the chance to meet several high-profile artists who have worked with Marvel and DC Comics, along with noteworthy artists from western Massachusetts. Admission is $5 and kids 12 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online through Eventbrite.
The event is organized by Kit Henry and his wife Kristen, who co-own and operate Amazing Comics. The two created the Western Massachusetts Comic Book show in 2019, which was met with great success.
“It’s a really niche collectible, but it really took off in the past five years or so, especially once the pandemic hit,” Kit Henry said, adding the show is “definitely something really cool to bring kids out to … there’s lots of comic books to read and a free grab bag at the door.”
This year, DC Comics’ Mike DeCarlo and Marvel’s Joe St. Pierre will be among the big names attending the show. DeCarlo was a DC editor in the 1980s and is best known for inking – adding shading and detail to comic book sketches – George Perez’s work, who created the top-selling “New Teen Titans” series in 1980.
St. Pierre is known for creating the most Spider-Man comic book covers during his time with Marvel.
Along with the chance to meet and speak with comic creators, people will also have the chance to grow or start their own comic book collections with a wide variety of books for sale. There will also be high-grade dealers bringing rare comics for those who are really invested in their collections, including one dealer who has a rare copy of Spider-Man #1.
“We’re selling comic books that range from $1 all the way up to 1000s of dollars,” Henry said.
There will be free giveaways too, including 20 special covers created by Japanese comic book artist Peach Momoko. The first 20 people in line will get the exclusive cover, which is provided by New Hampshire-based Little Giant Comics.
Henry said the show is sponsored by Greenfield’s His and Hers Comics, 40 Bank Row, which will be open during the event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. He also thanked Hawks & Reed Manager Ben Goldsher for providing a home for such a unique event that is “something different” from the shows and performances held there.
For Henry and his wife, the show is another chance to share their “hobby and lifelong passion” of comics with the public, which they have done with Turners Falls’ Amazing Comics for a decade.
“I can’t believe it’s been 10 years. I’ve shipped comics to the Middle East, I’ve shipped comics to Hawaii,” Henry said. “It’s cool I’ve had the chance to ship comics all over the world.”
For more information about the show, including artist profiles, visit the show’s Facebook page at facebook.com/westernmasscomicshow.

Chris Larabee can be reached at clarabee@recorder.com or 413-930-4081.
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