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Artists, Super Heroes, and Jedi Unite for 11th annual Captain’s Comic Expo



Captain’s Comic Expo returns to the Charleston area this February to once again bring the comic-con experience to the Lowcountry. The 11th annual event will be held on Saturday, February 23rd and Sunday, February 24th and features over 135 tables of classic and modern comic books, unique toys, amazing artists, and talented cosplay. The 2019 Expo features Disney animators, voice actors, and much more.

Captain’s Comic Expo showcases animators, actors, and comic book artists throughout Artist Alley. Animation Legend Tom Bancroft (Mulan, The Lion King) joins the Expo to share his experiences working as a Disney animator. TV and voice actor Jason Marsden (A Goofy Movie, Full House) will meet with guests and host panels on voice acting. Vic Carrabotta (Marvel Tales) one of the oldest living artists to work at Marvel Comics will be in attendance at the age of 89. The Expo will also feature Richard Comely (Captain Canuck), Meghan Hetrick (Batman Eternal), Tracy Yardley (Sonic The Hedgehog), Karl Moline (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), and many more.

The best comic book and toy dealers in the southeast will bring a variety of classic and hard-to-find collectibles to the Expo. Whether you are looking for a vintage Avengers comic book, rare issues of Batman, or a long-lost childhood Star Wars action figure, the Expo is the pace to be. With over 80 tables of vendors, there is something for everyone.

Costumes and cosplay (dressing up and acting as your character) are celebrated at Captain’s Comic Expo. Guests are invited to dress up either Saturday or Sunday (or both) to walk around the floor and interact with other guests. Saturday will feature “The Star Wars Experience,” a stage filled of Stormtroopers, Droids, and other Star Wars characters with full photo backdrops and movie-ready costumes. Sunday will feature Charleston’s biggest “Cosplay Contest,” in which participants are invited to show off their unique costumes on stage for applause and prizes.

There are many special activities for kids at the event too. The super hero jump castle returns to help kids make the most of their extra energy. Booths like Amazing Heroes will have a 16-foot booth of Lego-compatible mini figures. Sunday’s Cosplay contest will have a special kids-only division in which every participant is a winner. Kids 10 and under are FREE to attend the Expo (when accompanied by ticketed adult).

Captain’s Comic Expo is a 2-day comic book and pop culture convention held annually at the Omar Shrine Temple at Patriot’s Point. The Expo takes place on Saturday, February 23rd from 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday, February 24th from 10 am to 4 pm. Tickets start at $15 on Saturday and $10 on Sunday for adults and are available at Captain’s Comics and Toys, online at and at the door.

Captain’s Comic Expo is organized and hosted by Mike Campbell and the team from Captain’s Comics and Toys, Charleston’s #1 voted comic book store since 2007.

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