Our 4/02/2012 calendar of upcoming comics events.

4/3 Avengers vs. X-Men Launch Parties with John Romita Jr., Ed Brubaker & more in NYC, Los Angeles & Overton, KS

To celebrate the release of Marvel's new comics event, Avengers vs. X-Men, creators from the books are holding launch parties across the country. John Romita Jr., Adam Kubert, Axel Alonso, Tom Brevoort and Nick Lowe will hold a signing at Midtown Comics Times Square in New York City, Ed Brubaker will sign copies at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles and Jason Aaron will be signing it at Elite Comics in Overton, Kansas. On April 3, the New York event takes place at 8 p.m.-12 a.m. at 200 West 40th Street, New York, NY. The Overton and Los Angeles event times have yet to be announced, but Elite Comics is located at 11842 Quivera Road, Overton, KS and the Los Angeles launch party will take place at 7522 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA.. More details will be available at CBLDF.org as the time approaches. All events are free to members of the public purchasing a copy of Avengers vs. X-Men #1.

4/7 Larry Hama Signing in Somerville, MA

Renowned comics creator Larry Hama, known for his work on G.I Joe, Bucky O'Hare and Wolverine among others, will appear at Hub Comics in Somerville from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 7 to discuss and sign his work. Hama will return to the comic book G.I Joe continuity he created from 1982-1994 with a special sequel G.I Joe 155 ½ coming out on Free Comic Book Day, followed by a new ongoing series in July. The event is free to the public and will be Hama's first ever signing in the Boston area. Hub Comics is located at 19 Bow Street, Somerville, MA.

4/19 Toonseum Fundraiser Party with Doug Sneyd in Pittsburgh, PA

Veteran cartoonist Doug Sneyd, cartoonist for Playboy since 1964, will be hosting a comics and cocktails party on April 19 at 7 p.m. at Pittsburgh's Toonseum comics museum. A benefit event for the museum, festivities will include a live interview with Sneyd, works by Sneyd on exhibit and for sale, free cocktails and live lounge music. Tickets are available online for $50 to the general public and $40 to Toonseum members. The Toonseum recently suffered serious losses to its collection, estimated at $25,000, after catastrophic roof damage to its comics storage site. The Toonseum is located at 945 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA.