Comic Con, historic events come to Macomb College

By: Maria Allard | Warren Weekly | Published February 16, 2024

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WARREN/CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Two separate events are coming to Macomb Community College, one recognizing American history and the other celebrating comic book superheroes.

The Lorenzo Cultural Center, located on Macomb Community College’s Center Campus at 44575 Garfield Road in Clinton Township, will present “Freedom Confirmed” now through April 27. The program series will focus on Abraham Lincoln’s role in the Civil War and other events that shaped American democracy and freedoms.

Presented in partnership with the Detroit Historical Society, the program series will include exhibits, artifacts and more than 20 presentations. Exhibit hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Saturdays, and from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesdays.

For a complete list of events, visit or call (586) 445-7348.

The Great Lakes Comic Convention is a comic book, toy and collectible event that runs annually in metro Detroit. The event will entertain fans from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 23 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Macomb Expo Center, 14500 E. 12 Mile Road in Warren.

The GLCC provides a venue for collectors, dealers, and fans to get together. Comic book enthusiasts also get to see their favorite entertainers in person.

Fans who attend this weekend can meet World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Famer Eric Bischoff, Noah Hathay from “The Neverending Story,” Steve Lavigne, Jim Lawson and Dan Berger of the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and many more.

Tickets can be purchased online at the event website, or at the door. For more information and a complete schedule of events, visit the website.