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Adventure In Comics The Adventure In Comics Comic Book & Toy Show is a one day event established to celebrate the comic art medium and related collectibles by bringing comic and toy dealers together with fans for a day of collecting fun for the whole family!

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A PREVIEW OF THE FLOORPLAN FOR NEXT YEAR!This is a mock setup. Details yet to to be finalized...
12/03/2021

A PREVIEW OF THE FLOORPLAN FOR NEXT YEAR!
This is a mock setup. Details yet to to be finalized...

I LIKE COMIC CONVENTIONS!What’s not to like? It’s like going to multiple comic club meetings with multiple comic clubs. ...
09/12/2021

I LIKE COMIC CONVENTIONS!

What’s not to like? It’s like going to multiple comic club meetings with multiple comic clubs. You get to meet new fans, reunite with old fans, and buy lots of comics. And everyone was dressed up like comics fans!

Our club sponsored our first show on Saturday, and I had a blast. I bought way more than I should’ve—like I always do. I’ll be sharing it all with you over the course of the next few weeks.

I got to see and talk with a lot of my exhibitor friends who've I've come to know and enjoy since Bob, and I founded Akron Comicon back in 2011 (2012-2018). And I was in recruiting mode for our club. I’m encouraged with the response.

While the primary reason for creating the show was to promote our club, we wanted to provide an affordable event to continue the legacy we started with Akron Comicon—to promote the comics as a viable entertainment artform and build on the rich comic fandom community we enjoy in northeast Ohio.

We provided inexpensive booth spaces ($50). We figured out our booth capacity and divided the rental cost by that number to determine the necessary cost and charged our venders accordingly.

The entrance fee we charged ($5) helps us cover advertising costs for the next show. All club members who attend meetings, children 13-years and younger and parking was free.

We hoped for a better turn out (79), but those who showed up—showed up to buy. All venders (9) reported great sales and said they enjoyed the show and plan to setup at our next one.

Thanks for making our inaugural show one to remember!
• Adam Sabol – Adam’s Action Figures & Comics Shop owner.
• Bill’s Books & More comic shop owner.
• Bob Berkheimer – Comics & More independent dealer.
• Craig Higgins – independent dealer.
• Melissa's Craft Corner – providing great comic related crafts.
• RAK Graphics – AIC member and comic creator!
• Rubber City Comics – new owners of Akron Comicon since 2019.
• Ted Sikora – creator of Apama, Tap Dance Killer, and Bloom!
• Toys That Time Forgot – legendary toy and comic shop!

And last but not least, we thank all the comic shops who carried our promotional posters and fliers. We appreciate your continued support!

I took the two photos posted here just before I loaded the the sign into my van. The windows above the Good Year sign were where we were on the 2nd floor. I was too busy talking and buying to take anymore.

THE ADVENTURE IN COMIC'S COMIC-BOOK & TOY SHOW!This Saturday, September 11, 2021 From 11am-6pm.Please join us on our lat...
09/10/2021

THE ADVENTURE IN COMIC'S COMIC-BOOK & TOY SHOW!
This Saturday, September 11, 2021 From 11am-6pm.

Please join us on our latest adventure. An adventure in comic-books and toys! A one-day event where comics-books and toys are the stars of the show. The show takes place on the 2nd floor of the Goodyear Hall, located at 1201 E. Market St. in Akron OH 44305, from 11am-6pm. Admission is $5. Parking is free. Club members get in FREE!

We will be featuring Adventure In Comics Club Members Michael T. Gilbert, Robert A. Kraus, and Ted Sikora.

Please help us get the word out and share.

Exhibitors, please note setup is from 7-10:45am. Park and unload thru the back entrance and take the freight elevator to the second floor.

THE ADVENTURE IN COMIC'S COMIC-BOOK & TOY SHOW!This Saturday, September 11, 2021 from 11am to 6pm.We invite you to join ...
09/08/2021

THE ADVENTURE IN COMIC'S COMIC-BOOK & TOY SHOW!
This Saturday, September 11, 2021 from 11am to 6pm.

We invite you to join us on our latest adventure. An adventure in comic-books and toys! A one-day event where comics-books and toys are the stars of the show. The show takes place on the 2nd floor of the Goodyear Hall, located at 1201 E. Market St. in Akron OH 44305, from 11am-6pm. Admission is $5. Parking is free. Club members get in FREE!

We will be featuring Adventure In Comics Club Members Michael T. Gilbert , Robert A. Kraus, and Ted Sikora.

Please help us get the word out and share.

Exhibitors, please note setup is from 7-10:45am. Park and unload thru the back entrance and take the freight elevator to the second floor.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/174746349419  This is it! This is the one i have been waiting for, the CHAKAN the Forever Man c...
04/26/2021
SEGA video game CHAKAN action figure 2021 GREY WARRIOR version by TOY PIZZA +RAK | eBay

https://www.ebay.com/itm/174746349419 This is it! This is the one i have been waiting for, the CHAKAN the Forever Man colorway that matches the grey warrior i created and have been working on for over 40 years. This is the warrior who faced pff against Death incarnate, and won an eternity of regret! This is the wide shouldered slayer of darkling beasts who hunts in the shadowy places we fear to tread. I am very proud to be able to offer a limited amount of this CHAKAN action figure that looks like he just strode out from the comic book graphic novels and novellas i have completed over the years! Many thanx to Jesse Knight for bringing this version to life! Check it out!

This grey slayer color way is based on how the character has appeared in his comic book graphic novels and novellas that have sold 100s of thousands of copies around the world for over 40 years! CHAKAN the Forever Man.

LATEST NEWS FROM OUR SPONSOR!
04/08/2021

LATEST NEWS FROM OUR SPONSOR!

The old saying goes, “The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” Well, the author of that statement probably ne...
04/03/2021

The old saying goes, “The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” Well, the author of that statement probably never heard of Mighty Mouse! Although our plans were delayed due to the pandemic, we didn’t let that stop us from realizing our goal. The first issue of our fantabulous fanzine is at the printers. We expect to have it in our hands this week, and available to a select few comic shops in the Akron, Canton, and Cleveland area by April 14th.

• Bill’s Books & More 2215 6th Street SW, Canton OH 44706 / 330-453-3996
• Hazel’s Heroes 1664 Main Street, Suite 12, N Canton, OH 44720 / 330-244-9988
• JC Comics & Cards 2609 State Road, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44723 / 330-929-1929
• Kenmore Komics 1020 Kenmore Boulevard, Akron, OH 44314 / 330-745-5530
• North Coast Nostalgia 5853 Ridge Road, Parma, OH 44129 / 440-845-7040
• Rubber City Comics 74 E Mill Street, Akron OH 44308 / (330) 548-5992
• The Toys Time Forgot 137 E Cherry Street, Canal Fulton, OH / 330-854-1700

Copies will also be available at conventions through RAK Graphics throughout the year, or you can order directly from us at [email protected]. Each issue costs $3 plus $4.95 for first class shipping.

Each comic-size issue will be a 24-page resource of fan art, original flash-fiction, interviews, reviews, vintage toys and more. Our goal is to provide entertainment, accurate information, and encourage you to get the most out of reading and collecting comics and comic-related collectibles!

Special note to comic shop owners: If we haven’t approached you about carrying our fanzine, it was due to the uncertainty of the effects of the pandemic. Now that it looks like we are getting back to normal, we look forward to speaking with you soon.

THE SHOW HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED DUE TO COVID-19It has been a frustrating year for convention promoters and patrons due to ...
02/05/2021

THE SHOW HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED DUE TO COVID-19

It has been a frustrating year for convention promoters and patrons due to the impact of the pandemic. We thought we would be safe scheduling our shows a year later. Now here we are, and we are hoping next year will be safe.

We have decided to move Adventure In Comics: Comic & Toy Show to this September 11th, replacing The Collector’s Connection Pop Culture Collector Show which is being postponed until next year on Saturday, September 10, 2022. Confused? Here is the revised 2021 and 2022 schedule:

□ Adventure In Comics! Comic-Book & Toy Show: Saturday, September 11, 2021.

□ The Comic Art Expo: Saturday, November 20, 2021.

□ Adventure In Comics! Comic-Book & Toy Show: Saturday, April 16, 2022.

□ Collector’s Connection Pop Culture Collector Show: Saturday, September 11, 2022.

□ Monsterfestmania! Retro Sci-Fi & Horror Show: Saturday, September 17, 2022.

□ The Comic Art Expo: Saturday, November 19, 2022.

If all goes well, each show will increase to two days for the same weekend the next year.

Here's the latest news from our sponsor!
11/09/2020

Here's the latest news from our sponsor!

Mark your calendar to attend the inaugural edition of the Adventure In Comics Comic-Book & Toy Show. And watch for our n...
08/30/2020

Mark your calendar to attend the inaugural edition of the Adventure In Comics Comic-Book & Toy Show. And watch for our new fanzine available soon!

HERE IS THE PRELIMINARY DESIGN FOR THE 2021 3-SHOW PROMO FLIER!Since we sold Akron Comicon, we've been quit busy creatin...
04/30/2020

HERE IS THE PRELIMINARY DESIGN FOR THE 2021 3-SHOW PROMO FLIER!

Since we sold Akron Comicon, we've been quit busy creating and planning several events as the Collectors-3-Productions.

We've found a way to continue what we started with Akron Comicon in a way that will allow us to meet family needs. And keep our shows affordable for comic and pop culture fans to enjoy!

Stay tuned. We are looking forward to seeing you next year. And, not just once... three times!

ALL OUR PLANS ARE COMING TOGETHER!Hello Comic Art & Pop Culture Fans!Since Bob Jenkins and I sold Akron Comicon last yea...
03/15/2020

ALL OUR PLANS ARE COMING TOGETHER!

Hello Comic Art & Pop Culture Fans!

Since Bob Jenkins and I sold Akron Comicon last year, we've been joined by Robert Kraus, independent publisher and founder of RAK Graphics, to work on several projects we hope will appeal to comic art fans, from casual readers to serious collectors, and to the aspiring writers and artists working to make their mark on the comic-book entertainment medium.

We are calling our new direction Collectors-3-Productions, a partnership of three experienced collectors and enthusiasts established to preserve and present our individual interests through a series of ongoing public events in 2021.

We are taking the “comicon” concept and dividing it into three basic categories with the intent of creating low cost events all comic-book and pop culture enthusiasts can afford to enjoy.
Here is a brief description of each event and supplemental activities:

THE ADVENTURE IN COMIC'S COMIC-BOOK & TOY SHOW! (Saturday, April 17, 2021)

We invite you to join us on our latest adventure. An adventure in comic-books and toys! A one-day event where comics-books and toys are the stars of the show. The show takes place at the Goodyear Hall, located at 1201 E. Market St. in Akron OH 44305, from 11am-6pm. Exhibitor setup is from 7-10:45am. Admission is $5. Parking is free.

THE COLLECTOR'S CONNECTION POP CULTURE COLLECTOR’S SHOW! (Saturday, September 11, 2021)

The Collector’s Connection Pop Culture Collector's Show is scheduled to take place at the Goodyear Hall, located at 1201 E. Market St. in Akron OH 44305. The swap meet takes place from 11am-1pm; and the show opens to the public from 1-6pm. Exhibitor setup is from 7-10:45am. Admission is $5. Parking is free.

THE COMIC ART EXPO: A CELEBRATION OF SEQUENCIAL ART! (Saturday, November 20, 2021)

The Comic Art Expo is an annual one-day event featuring comic creators, special panel presentations and activities focused on the comic art form. It’s a great opportunity to meet the creators of your favorite comics, purchase original art, get their autograph, and learn about their careers. It’s not a comic convention. It’s an art show. The show takes place at the Goodyear Hall, located at 1201 E. Market St. in Akron OH 44305, from 11am-6pm. Exhibitor setup is from 7-10:45am. Admission is $5. Parking is free.

THE MOBILE COMIC ART MUSEUM!

The purpose of The Comic Art Museum is to promote and preserve the comic art medium through informative displays at our events, comic conventions and other community events.

While the primary focus of the museum will be on newspaper comic and comic book art, it will also include medium influences such as books and pulp magazines and their representation on radio and through theatrical and television releases. In addition, the displays will also include vintage memorabilia, toys and all related collectibles.

Our hope is that the mobile museum displays will work toward establishing a brick and mortar museum in Akron, Ohio.

THE COLLECTOR’S CONNECTION COLLECTORZINE MAGAZINE!

The Collectorzine Magazine is a fanzine. The first issue is scheduled to be released March 19, 2020. Our publication is intended to increase fandom and complement our scheduled activities.

For anyone unfamiliar with the term, a fanzine is a “magazine” usually produced by amateurs for fans of a particular form of entertainment. Back in the early days, fanzines were even xerox copies staples together and mailed or handed out to the fanbase. We hope to capture the nostalgia of that time and continue the tradition!

We are currently scheduled as a quarterly fanzine for collectors of modern and vintage pop culture collectibles—with an emphasis on comics books and comic book collectibles—we are interested in a wide range of pop culture memorabilia.

Our goal is to provide entertainment, accurate information, and encourage others to get the most out of their hobbies!

Contact us for more information at: [email protected]

Address

Goodyear Hall, Located At 1201 E. Market St.
Akron, OH
44305

Opening Hours

11am - 6pm

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AND NOW A WORD ABOUT OUR SPONSORS...

Collectors-3-Productions is a partnership of three experienced collectors established to preserve and present their individual interests through a series of ongoing public events to include:

• Adventure In Comics (a club and a series of “long-box shows”)

• The Collector’s Connection (an annual pop culture collector’s show)

• The Comic Art Expo (annual comic art and education show)

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A PREVIEW OF THE FLOORPLAN FOR NEXT YEAR!
This is a mock setup. Details yet to to be finalized...
I LIKE COMIC CONVENTIONS!

What’s not to like? It’s like going to multiple comic club meetings with multiple comic clubs. You get to meet new fans, reunite with old fans, and buy lots of comics. And everyone was dressed up like comics fans!

Our club sponsored our first show on Saturday, and I had a blast. I bought way more than I should’ve—like I always do. I’ll be sharing it all with you over the course of the next few weeks.

I got to see and talk with a lot of my exhibitor friends who've I've come to know and enjoy since Bob, and I founded Akron Comicon back in 2011 (2012-2018). And I was in recruiting mode for our club. I’m encouraged with the response.

While the primary reason for creating the show was to promote our club, we wanted to provide an affordable event to continue the legacy we started with Akron Comicon—to promote the comics as a viable entertainment artform and build on the rich comic fandom community we enjoy in northeast Ohio.

We provided inexpensive booth spaces ($50). We figured out our booth capacity and divided the rental cost by that number to determine the necessary cost and charged our venders accordingly.

The entrance fee we charged ($5) helps us cover advertising costs for the next show. All club members who attend meetings, children 13-years and younger and parking was free.

We hoped for a better turn out (79), but those who showed up—showed up to buy. All venders (9) reported great sales and said they enjoyed the show and plan to setup at our next one.

Thanks for making our inaugural show one to remember!
• Adam Sabol – Adam’s Action Figures & Comics Shop owner.
• Bill’s Books & More comic shop owner.
• Bob Berkheimer – Comics & More independent dealer.
• Craig Higgins – independent dealer.
• Melissa's Craft Corner – providing great comic related crafts.
• RAK Graphics – AIC member and comic creator!
• Rubber City Comics – new owners of Akron Comicon since 2019.
• Ted Sikora – creator of Apama, Tap Dance Killer, and Bloom!
• Toys That Time Forgot – legendary toy and comic shop!

And last but not least, we thank all the comic shops who carried our promotional posters and fliers. We appreciate your continued support!

I took the two photos posted here just before I loaded the the sign into my van. The windows above the Good Year sign were where we were on the 2nd floor. I was too busy talking and buying to take anymore.
THE ADVENTURE IN COMIC'S COMIC-BOOK & TOY SHOW!
This Saturday, September 11, 2021 From 11am-6pm.

Please join us on our latest adventure. An adventure in comic-books and toys! A one-day event where comics-books and toys are the stars of the show. The show takes place on the 2nd floor of the Goodyear Hall, located at 1201 E. Market St. in Akron OH 44305, from 11am-6pm. Admission is $5. Parking is free. Club members get in FREE!

We will be featuring Adventure In Comics Club Members Michael T. Gilbert, Robert A. Kraus, and Ted Sikora.

Please help us get the word out and share.

Exhibitors, please note setup is from 7-10:45am. Park and unload thru the back entrance and take the freight elevator to the second floor.
THE ADVENTURE IN COMIC'S COMIC-BOOK & TOY SHOW!
This Saturday, September 11, 2021 from 11am to 6pm.

We invite you to join us on our latest adventure. An adventure in comic-books and toys! A one-day event where comics-books and toys are the stars of the show. The show takes place on the 2nd floor of the Goodyear Hall, located at 1201 E. Market St. in Akron OH 44305, from 11am-6pm. Admission is $5. Parking is free. Club members get in FREE!

We will be featuring Adventure In Comics Club Members Michael T. Gilbert , Robert A. Kraus, and Ted Sikora.

Please help us get the word out and share.

Exhibitors, please note setup is from 7-10:45am. Park and unload thru the back entrance and take the freight elevator to the second floor.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/174746349419 This is it! This is the one i have been waiting for, the CHAKAN the Forever Man colorway that matches the grey warrior i created and have been working on for over 40 years. This is the warrior who faced pff against Death incarnate, and won an eternity of regret! This is the wide shouldered slayer of darkling beasts who hunts in the shadowy places we fear to tread. I am very proud to be able to offer a limited amount of this CHAKAN action figure that looks like he just strode out from the comic book graphic novels and novellas i have completed over the years! Many thanx to Jesse Knight for bringing this version to life! Check it out!
LATEST NEWS FROM OUR SPONSOR!
The old saying goes, “The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” Well, the author of that statement probably never heard of Mighty Mouse! Although our plans were delayed due to the pandemic, we didn’t let that stop us from realizing our goal. The first issue of our fantabulous fanzine is at the printers. We expect to have it in our hands this week, and available to a select few comic shops in the Akron, Canton, and Cleveland area by April 14th.

• Bill’s Books & More 2215 6th Street SW, Canton OH 44706 / 330-453-3996
• Hazel’s Heroes 1664 Main Street, Suite 12, N Canton, OH 44720 / 330-244-9988
• JC Comics & Cards 2609 State Road, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44723 / 330-929-1929
• Kenmore Komics 1020 Kenmore Boulevard, Akron, OH 44314 / 330-745-5530
• North Coast Nostalgia 5853 Ridge Road, Parma, OH 44129 / 440-845-7040
• Rubber City Comics 74 E Mill Street, Akron OH 44308 / (330) 548-5992
• The Toys Time Forgot 137 E Cherry Street, Canal Fulton, OH / 330-854-1700

Copies will also be available at conventions through RAK Graphics throughout the year, or you can order directly from us at [email protected]. Each issue costs $3 plus $4.95 for first class shipping.

Each comic-size issue will be a 24-page resource of fan art, original flash-fiction, interviews, reviews, vintage toys and more. Our goal is to provide entertainment, accurate information, and encourage you to get the most out of reading and collecting comics and comic-related collectibles!

Special note to comic shop owners: If we haven’t approached you about carrying our fanzine, it was due to the uncertainty of the effects of the pandemic. Now that it looks like we are getting back to normal, we look forward to speaking with you soon.
THE SHOW HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED DUE TO COVID-19

It has been a frustrating year for convention promoters and patrons due to the impact of the pandemic. We thought we would be safe scheduling our shows a year later. Now here we are, and we are hoping next year will be safe.

We have decided to move Adventure In Comics: Comic & Toy Show to this September 11th, replacing The Collector’s Connection Pop Culture Collector Show which is being postponed until next year on Saturday, September 10, 2022. Confused? Here is the revised 2021 and 2022 schedule:

□ Adventure In Comics! Comic-Book & Toy Show: Saturday, September 11, 2021.

□ The Comic Art Expo: Saturday, November 20, 2021.

□ Adventure In Comics! Comic-Book & Toy Show: Saturday, April 16, 2022.

□ Collector’s Connection Pop Culture Collector Show: Saturday, September 11, 2022.

□ Monsterfestmania! Retro Sci-Fi & Horror Show: Saturday, September 17, 2022.

□ The Comic Art Expo: Saturday, November 19, 2022.

If all goes well, each show will increase to two days for the same weekend the next year.
Here's the latest news from our sponsor!
Mark your calendar to attend the inaugural edition of the Adventure In Comics Comic-Book & Toy Show. And watch for our new fanzine available soon!
HERE IS THE PRELIMINARY DESIGN FOR THE 2021 3-SHOW PROMO FLIER!

Since we sold Akron Comicon, we've been quit busy creating and planning several events as the Collectors-3-Productions.

We've found a way to continue what we started with Akron Comicon in a way that will allow us to meet family needs. And keep our shows affordable for comic and pop culture fans to enjoy!

Stay tuned. We are looking forward to seeing you next year. And, not just once... three times!
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