Last year longtime comics dealer and show runner Mike Carbonaro announced he was leaving the comics show business, after running first The Big Apple con and then the NY Comic Book Marketplace for over a decade.
Well, NYCBM is coming back on April 13th at the Hotel Penn, same place where the other shows were held. The special guest, thus far, is George Perez. Carbo’s shows were down and dirty but definitely fill a niche in the New York comics scene. The show was originally scheduled for the previous weekend—which would have been opposite the MoCCA Festival but local con wars have been averted for now.
Speaking of Perez, he recently underwent a second round of eye surgery for his ongoing vision problems, but is on the mend, although on his Facebook page he mentions that he will need further surgeries in the future. Wishing him all the best for a speedy recovery.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.