Expo Factor

One of the pinnacle moments with comic book superheroes is when we get a peek at the secret identities behind the masks. The Third Annual Arizona Comic Mini Expo goes one step further and gives us a good dose of the artistic personalities behind the pages on May 3.

Saturday is Free Comic Book Day and ACME builds upon the nationally celebrated event by bringing out the talents who pen the words and images that keep us reading. Artist Stuart Immonen and writer Kathryn Immonen, who are major in the Marvel Comics universe, swing through from Toronto. Other noted creators include Cory Walker, J. Gonzo, and Val Hochberg.

The Third Annual Arizona Comic Mini Expo is at Mesa's Samurai Comics, 1120 South Country Club Drive, suite 107, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Admission is free. For more info, visit For details on additional Free Comic Book Day events around the Valley, visit

Sat., May 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 2014
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Jose Gonzalez