Noel Neill to Attend Phoenix Comicon in May 2010

April 28, 2010 by  
Filed under Arizona, Collectibles, Comic Books, Convention News

SUPERMAN LEGEND FLIES INTO PHOENIX COMICON

Noel Neill to Attend Phoenix Comicon in May

Phoenix, Ariz.—Noel Neill, star of The Adventures of Superman, will attend Phoenix Comicon in May. The star portrayed Lois Lane against Kirk Alyn’s Clark Kent/Superman in Sam Katzman’s Superman serials, and later on played against George Reeves in the television series.

Photo of Noel Neill by loresjoberg (CC)

“Noel Neill is a living legend,” said Matt Solberg, Convention Director. “Anyone who loves Superman knows who Lois Lane is, and Noel Neill is Lois Lane.”

Neill played the role of Lois Lane for over ten years. Later on, she would continue to appear in Superman productions, playing roles such as Lois Lane’s mother in the 1978 Superman, and had a cameo as of dying widow Gertrude Vanderworth in the more recent Superman Returns.

“Phoenix Comicon can’t wait to present Noel Neill,” said Kate Davids, Communication Manager. “She’s an integral part of Superman’s history, and it will be fantastic to see her in Phoenix.”

More info can be found at Phoenix Comicon’s website, http://www.phoenixcomicon.com.

Phoenix Comicon is the signature pop culture event of the southwest, presenting guests and programming for hobbyists by attracting the top segments of the comics, anime, sci-fi, film, TV, and gaming industries. Entering its ninth year, Phoenix Comicon is expected to draw over 10,000 attendees to its May 27-30, 2010 convention held at the Phoenix Convention Center and Hyatt Regency, downtown Phoenix.

UPDATE 5: Scene on Video: Iron Man 2 Post-Credits Scene

April 28, 2010 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Everything Else

NEW UPDATE: One…more…time. Version #5 is up!

Want to know how Iron Man 2 will connect up to future Marvel films? Bleeding Cool gets all the credit for this, but the movie’s post-trailer sequence has apparently leaked onto YouTube already.

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SPOILER ALERT (Inviso Text): A S.H.I.E.L.D. agent drives out to a crater in the desert where they have found Thor’s hammer.

Scene on Video: Graphic.ly AIR App Demo

April 27, 2010 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Everything Else

Graphic.ly CEO Micah Baldwin gave a demo of their AIR app for desktops to technology blog TechCrunch. The product includes “a digital comic reader, store, and social activity feed” and will eventually be available on the web.

Going for social features, it allows you to see what comics your friends are reading as well as their comments.

MA – New England FCBD

Ron Marz appears at New England Comics on Free Comic Book Day. Marz is the writer of Witchblade, Darkness, Green Lantern, Silver Surfer and many more titles. Marz will be at the Brockton store from 10:30am-1:30pm and the Cambridge/Harvard store from 4pm-7pm.

New England Comics, 744 Crescent St, Brockton, MA 02302
508-559-5068

New England Comics, Harvard Square, 14A Eliot St, Cambridge MA 02138
617-354-5352

www.newenglandcomics.com

IL – FCBD: Dr. Solar/Magnus Robot Fighter Signing

Andrew Pepoy and Bill Reinhold sign at Amazing Fantasy from 11am-2pm for Free Comic Book Day (May 1st):

Andrew Pepoy – Andrew is the Eisner-winning and Hugo-nominated artist from Fables, Jack of Fables and The Simpsons. Andrew will be on hand to sign and sketch (time permitting) for fans.  Andrew’s work is also featured in the FCBD 2010 Bongo Comics Free for All comic that will be available for FREE on FCBD. (Supplies limited).

Bill Reinhold –
Bill is a long-time comic artist, inking many of the major characters for both Marvel and DC including Earth X, Punisher, Daredevil, Spider-Man, Hulk, Batman, Green Arrow and most recently Wolverine:Origins for Marvel. Bill will be on hand to sign and sketch (time permitting) for fans. Bill’s work is also featured in the FCBD 2010 Doctor Solar/Magnus Robot Fighter flip comic from Dark Horse that will be available for FREE on FCBD. (Supplies limited).

Amazing Fantasy Books and Comics, 20523 S. La Grange Rd, Rankfort IL 60423
815-469-5092

CA – 4 Color FCBD

Whilce Portacio, Mark Waid, Philip Tan, Dwayne McDuffie and many more sign on Free Comic Book Day (May 1st):

  • MARK WAID – BOOM! Studios Editor.  Creator of Irredeemable, Incorruptible.  Writer of Kingdom Come, Superman: Birthright, The Flash, Spider-Man and Many others. Courtesy of BOOM! Studios (1pm-4pm)
  • WHILCE PORTACIO – Co-Founder of Image Comics. Artist on Punisher, X-Factor, Hulk, Image United, X-Men (11am-3pm)
  • PHILIP TAN – Artist on DC’s Outsiders, Green Lantern, Batman & Robin.  Cover artist for Spawn, Uncanny X-Men (11am-2pm)
  • THOMAS ZAHLER – Creator & Artist of LOVE & CAPES
  • DWAYNE MCDUFFIE – Writer for TV & Comics including Static Shock, Justice League Unlimited, Justice League; Crisis on Two Worlds
  • ADAM BEECHEN – Writer for TV & Comics including The Batman, Teen Titans Go!.  Current project Batman Beyond 6 part mini series
  • NORM RAPMUND – Artist for Booster Gold and various DC Comics
  • DANNY MIKI – Comic inker extraordinaire!! Projects include Ultimate Comics Avengers, Incredible Hulk
  • ALLEN MARTINEZNew Avengers, Iron Man Legacies
  • AMY WOLFRAMTeen Titans Year One, Cartoon Network’s Ben-10
  • TC CARSON – Voice of Kratos from God of War and Mace Windu in Star Wars Clone Wars
  • JOHN NARCOMEY – High Tower Comics and Draw Hard Studios
  • AJ HERRERA – Forbidden Panel and Zombie Kill Squad
  • JUSTIN WHITE – Forbidden Panel and Zombie Kill Squad
  • JULIAN AGUILERA – Marvel and Zenoscope Comics
  • DANI DIXON – Tumble Creek Press “13″ the Comic
  • BRANDI AUSET – Author

 501st Legion with Stormtroopers, Darth Vader, Droids, Boba Fett, Batman, Superman, Robin, Flash, Raven, KICK ASS, Scorpion and many others.  Free EMAIL PICTURES.

Coloring Contest open for ages 3 and up!!!

Charity Raffle for Hero Initiative

Free FOOD for all

AND OF COURSE FREE COMICS!!!

4 Color Fantasies, 7172 Archibald Ave, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91701

909-563-8751

Comic Book and Non-Sports Card Show (MD) (July 2010)

Convention Comic Book and non-sports card show
Convention Website http://www.clandestinecomics.com
Start Date 07/18/2010
About This Convention: Dealers from across the Mid-Atlantic will be setting up at the best one day show in Maryland. Show runs from 10am-3pm and will be at the Holiday Inn in Laurel Maryland 15101 Sweitzer Lane.
Dealers will be selling Golden Age to modern as well as non-sports cards, action figures, original art and more.
Venue Name Holiday Inn
Venue Address 15101 Sweitzer Lane
Laurel
United States
Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables 25
Projected Attendance 125
What category best describes your convention? Comic Books
What other categories might be appropriate for your convention? - Gaming

Hero Initiative Offering Limited Edition Overstreet Price Guide at SDCC 2010

Press Release:

Hero Initiative to Offer Exclusive Limited Edition Overstreet #40

John Romita, Jr. recreates Conan The Barbarian#1 for 40th Anniversary Exclusive

Los Angeles CA, April 26, 2010-Artist John Romita, Jr., inker Klaus Janson, and colorist Dean White have recreated 1970′s Conan The Barbarian #1 for the cover of a limited hardcover Hero Initiative variant edition of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #40. This is the first time an exclusive edition of the long-running industry institution has ever been issued.

Limited to 500 hardcover copies, the Hero Initiative edition of the 40th anniversary Guide will go on sale on Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at Comic-Con International: San Diego, the same day the regular editions of the Guide go on sale nationwide.

“For some time now, both Steve Geppi and Bob Overstreet have been looking for a way to get the Guide actively involved with the Hero Initiative, which isn’t too surprising since both of those gentlemen and the Guide itself reflect a deep love of the medium and its heritage,” said The Hero Initiative’s Jim McLauchlin. “This year, as the Guide celebrates its 40th anniversary, we brought up the idea of doing a limited edition exclusive cover as a fundraiser. It came together very quickly.”

“We’re very happy to be able to promote such a great cause,” said Steve Geppi. “It’s impossible to really love comics without acknowledging the creators who set the stage for where we are today. Without them, what would we have? The Hero Initiative’s role in helping creators who have had some difficulties is essential if we’re truly interested in honoring our past and present as we move toward tomorrow.”

At the show, individual copies of the book will be on sale for $35, and it will also be available as part of premium packages offered by Hero. Through the efforts of all involved, the Hero Initiative will be able to receive the full cover price for each sale.

“This was truly a collaborative effort,” said J.C. Vaughn, Associate Publisher of Gemstone Publishing. “Mark Huesman, the Guide’s Creative Director, suggested the idea of a recreation of Conan The Barbarian #1 for the cover, since that landmark issue is also celebrating its 40th anniversary. Jim McLauchlin and the Hero Initiative secured the services of John Romita, Jr., Klaus Janson, and Dean White to provide the fantastic art. Since John is exclusive with Marvel, Jim also got Marvel’s permission for him to do the project. Dark Horse’s Mike Richardson arranged the permission to do the cover with the folks at Conan Properties International, LLC. Angelo Messina at WorldColor arranged for his company to donate the plate change and the limited edition portion of our print run. If any one of these things hadn’t happened, we wouldn’t have been able to do this project in this way.”

The Conan edition of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #40 features Romita, Jr., Janson, and White’s recreation of the cover for Conan The Barbarian #1 by Barry Windsor-Smith, originally published by Marvel Comics in 1970, the same year the first edition of the Guide debuted. Conan is now published by Dark Horse Comics. Author and publisher Robert M. Overstreet, who will be one of Comic-Con’s special guests this year, will appear at the Hero booth during the show (schedule to be announced).

About The Hero Initiative

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $400,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.

About Gemstone Publishing

Best known as the home of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide, Gemstone Publishing was formed by Diamond Comic Distributors President and Chief Executive Officer Stephen A. Geppi as a conduit for his efforts in preserving and promoting the history of the comics medium. The standard editions of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #40 are offered in both hardcover and soft cover, featuring a choice of Batman by Mark Chiarello and Captain America by Darwyn Cooke. In addition to the Guide, Gemstone also publishes Scoop, a free weekly e-newsletter which looks inside the world of pop culture with a focus on auctions, toys, comics, posters, art and anything and everything pop culture.

Midwest’s SpringCon Returns for 22nd Year in 2010

Press Release:

EXTREMELY GRAPHIC IN NATURE!
The Ascention of a Sub Culture!

Saint Paul, MN. May 21, 2010. – The all volunteer, not-for-for profit Midwest Comic Book Association is pleased and proud to announce that for the 22nd consecutive year a celebration of comical proportions will take place here in the Twin Cities. The Midwest Comic Book Association (MCBA) SpringCon Comic Book Celebration is scheduled for May 15 & 16, 2010, 10AM to 5PM both days. SpringCon will take place at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, in the Grandstand, at 1265 Snelling Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55108

SpringCon, the Midwest’s largest comic book celebration, is a unique regional nexus of graphic literature and the widly diverse communities that fuel it, produce it, and and ultimately consume it. Given the fact that the Midwest has a long standing and somewhat unexplicable reputation of producing a disporportionate number of working comic book & graphic literature professionals, including comic book writers, artists, inkers, etc., as well as being a bredder reactor for new and independent talent, it’s no wonder that FallCon has become one of the leading comic book conventions nationwide amongst the creative community, dealers and especially amongst the fans.
“SpringCon, a traditional comic book convention with a 21st century bleeding edge, continues to benefit as a result of the regions ever growing home grown comic book creative community, a numerically exploding fan & readership base and ultimately the recent adoption of bleeding edge comic book culture by the much larger mainstream media” Said Nick Postiglione, Co-Director of the MCBA “Thematically, SpringCon presents a relaxed, welcoming, interactive atmosphere where all aspects of the diverse worlds of graphic literature congregate, network, debate & discuss and acquire all things related exclusively to comic books and the many sub-cultures these worlds constantly generate, spawn and re-invent.”

An ideal event for seasoned comic book conventioneers, as well as first timers, SpringCon is all about the fun and experience and provides attendees with the opportunity to personally interface with comic book artists, inkers & writers. This includes working professionals, up and comers, independent & alternative voices, beginners, has beens, never will be’s and all creative points in between.

Of course no comic book convention could be complete without hucksters! SpringCon also features a super gynormous comic book marketplace with comic book stores and dealers buying, selling and trading all things comic books. There will be literally tons of comic books (Around 500,000 golden age, silver age, bronze age, current and collectible comic books), trade paperbacks, graphic novels, original comic book art, manga, action figures, statues, Star Wars & Trek, unexplicable trinkets, collectibles and the list goes on to a reasonable approximation of infinity.

Described by one long time attendee as a “graphic literature blender and bake shop” SpringCon is the place where graphic arts and the written word are equally recognized and a venue where new and exciting creative alliances will be formed, collectors dreams will be recognized or dashed, new friendships will be forged in the fires of common interests, local charities will be benefited, role playing costume characters will be masters of all they survey, creative types will be inspired and all will be as it should be. Something for everyone and everyone welcome!

Event Name: MCBA SpringCon Comic Book Celebration

Event Date’s: May 15 & 16, 2010


Location: Minnesota State Fairgrounds – In The Grandstand
1265 Snelling Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108
Event Hours: 10AM to 5PM Both Days!

Admission: $11.00 per adult (good for both days). Children 9 & under are FREE! Get $1.00

off with a canned food shelf donation. Tickets available at the door.

Featured Guest Creator List!

Jim Shooter – Industry Legend, Former Marvel Comics Editor, Valiant Editor

Adam Hughes - Premiere Cover & Pin Up Artist

www.justsayah.com

George Michael Jeanty – Buffy the Vampire Slayer Artist

Ron Wilson - Marvel Comics Bronze Age Superstar
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Wilson_(comics)

Pat Broderick – Fan Favorite Artist
Angel Medina – Trendsetting Cover & Comic Artist

Jeff Parker – One of the Hottest Writers in Comics Today
Full Creator guest list available at: www.midwestcomicbook.com

* 85,000 Square feet of comic book action. Largest in the upper Midwest.* Over 225 comic book creators will be in attendance. * Extensive programming and interface opportunities. * Door Prizes. * Hucksters from all over the United States. * Art Show, Portfoli

Event Name: MCBA SpringCon Comic Book Celebration

Event Date’s: May 15 & 16, 2010

Location: Minnesota State Fairgrounds – In The Grandstand
1265 Snelling Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108

Event Hours: 10AM to 5PM Both Days!

Admission: $11.00 per adult (good for both days). Children 9 & under are FREE! Get $1.00
off with a canned food shelf donation. Tickets available at the door.

Featured Guest Creator List!

Jim Shooter – Industry Legend, Former Marvel Comics Editor, Valiant Editor

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Shooter

Adam Hughes – Premiere Cover & Pin Up Artist
www.justsayah.com

George Michael Jeanty – Buffy the Vampire Slayer Artist
www.kabaloung.com

Ron Wilson – Marvel Comics Bronze Age Superstar

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Wilson_(comics)

Pat Broderick – Fan Favorite Artist

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat_Broderick

Angel Medina – Trendsetting Cover & Comic Artist
www.angelmedinaart.com

Jeff Parker – One of the Hottest Writers in Comics Today

http://www.parkerspace.com/

Full Creator guest list available at: www.midwestcomicbook.com

* 85,000 Square feet of comic book action. Largest in the upper Midwest.* Over 225 comic book creators will be in attendance. * Extensive programming and interface opportunities. * Door Prizes. * Hucksters from all over the United States. * Art Show, Portfolio Review, How To Sessions, etc. * Huge Comic Book Marketplace! * Free Premiums! * Free Parking!*

MA – Earth Needs FCBD

Adam Miller, Charles Wilson III, and Tyler James sign at Larry’s Comics on May 1st for Free Comic Book Day.

Larry’s Comics has plenty of events lined up for FCBD this weekend; special friend and zombie master Adam Miller will be signing the exclusive Larry’s Comics edition of ZombieBomb! (see cover above) from 11am-2pm. Charles Wilson III, artist of one of 2009′s best received indie comics Stuff of Legends, will be on hand, and local artist Tyler James has graciously offered to draw free sketch cards from 11am-2pm. Also CGC will be grading books, Larry will be cooking up his famous hot dogs, and of course there’s free comics!!

Larry’s Comics, 66 Lakeview Ave, Lowell, MA 01850

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