HeroesCon 2012 Welcomes Neal Adams and More

HeroesCon is exactly one month away and guests are still being announced. This isn’t even the last guest list update before the show! We’re bursting at the seams! Get your tickets today! See the full guest list on the website!

We are happy to welcome Neal Adams back to HeroesCon this June 22-24! Thanks to everyone who attended last year and met Neal on his first visit to HeroesCon; you must have made a great impression! Neal is a legend in the comic book industry as much for his artwork as he is for crusading for the rights of fellow creators and striking out on his own when such a thing was unheard of. Neal’s career spans decades, from classic runs on characters like X-Men, Green Arrow, Green Lantern, and Batman to his current Batman: Odyssey. Be on the lookout for The First X-Men coming soon from Neal and writer (and fellow HeroesCon 2012 guest) Christos Gage! One of Jared Moraitis’ BeastWreck Shirts & Stuff was recently featured on an episode of NBC’s Community. Jared makes great shirts and if you buy two shirts at HeroesCon this year one of them should say BeastWreck on it! The other one will of course say HeroesCon or Indie Island.

Michel Fiffe is the creator of the comic series, Zegas, which he began publishing in 2011 as Copra Press. On top of writing and drawing Zegas, Fiffe has immersed himself in various comics projects such as editing the indie anthology Twisted Savage Dragon Funnies and conducting in-depth creator interviews for several institutions including The Comics Journal.

When he’s not working in animation, Dan Duncan is making comics. You’ve seen his art on the latest incarnation of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and on the beautifully painted covers of Xenoholics. Catch this guy before he and his crew are super famous and don’t have time for you. Ah, he’d make time anyway, Dan is a super nice guy.

Artist Tom Lyle is also returning to HeroesCon next month. Tom’s illustrated numerous books like Spider-man, Robin, Punisher and Batman. He’s also an instructor at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), who he’ll be setting up with again this year.

Jeffrey Brown had a recent hit with Darth Vader and Son, and is well known for other comics like The Incredible Change-Bots, Little Things, Clumsy, Unlikely and many more.

Tom Bancroft is a veteran artist in animation, storyboards and comics. He’s done design work for lots of big Disney films like Aladdin, Lion King and Mulan, and illustrated books like Opposite Forces and the art instruction book Creating Characters With Personality.

June Brigman and Roy Richardson are the married creators behind the past fifteen years of Brenda Starr. June is also known for her work on titles like Power Pack, Supergirl and an adaptation of the novel Black Beauty with Roy. Dennis Calero has been a go-to artist for many companies over the years. In addition to work on popular properties like 28 Days Later: The Aftermath, Calero’s also illustrated books like X-men: Noir, X-factor and Cowboys & Aliens. Michael Dolce is a comics writer who has worked on books like Grimm Fairy Tales, Descendant and Sire.

Zealand “Steve” Jones has been a character designer on animated shows such as Batman: Brave and The Bold, Justice League Unlimited, Batman Beyond, Superman, and the New Adventures of Batman. He also worked on Teen Titans, Legion of Superheroes, JL: The New Frontier DTV, JL: Crisis on 2 Earths DTV, Men In Black and G I Joe: Renegades. Currently , he is working on the new CG TMNT cartoon at Nickelodeon Studios. His pals Dan Panosianand Tim Townsend told him HeroesCon was a great show so he decided to make his first trip to the Queen City to check it out!

Drew Moss is currently drawing a story for Outlaw Territory Volume 3. He has also worked on Zombies VS Robots and The Baku.

Ethan Van Sciver has been a mainstay at DC for years now. He’s illustrated titles like Green Lantern, Green Lantern: Rebirth, Flash: Rebirth and most recently the new 52 title Fury of Firestorm.

David Antoine Williams made quite an impression last year at his first ever appearance at HeroesCon! See the image below for one of the reasons why! David has been keeping busy with covers for G.I. Joe, Cobra and tons of other stuff since we saw him last. Don’t miss this chance to meet and chat with the one and only “Brohawk”!

NC – 1962: The Age of Marvels Art Show

John Hairston Jr. celebrates the art of 1962 era Marvel Comics with ten life size canvases on display at Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find. John will paint an 11th canvas LIVE on opening night! Please join us for opening night on June 1st at 7PM and the show runs through June 30th.

Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find 
1957 E. 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28204

NYC – Daredevil: Born Again Signing

Artist David Mazzucchelli signs at Midtown Comics on Thursday June 28th from 6:00-8:00pm. Special guest Chip Kidd will discuss the book with David starting at 6:00!

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Press Release:

Midtown Comics Downtown welcomes artist David Mazzucchelli who will be signing his new book Daredevil Born Again: Artist Edition from IDW on Thursday June 28th from 6:00-8:00pm.

David Mazzucchelli’s Daredevil Born Again: Artist’s Edition
Frank Miller (w) David Mazzucchelli (a & c)
Daredevil Born Again. That title strikes a chord with comic fans who know what it means. Fans who know that it represents two of the finest creators at the absolute peaks of their game. David Mazzucchelli’s superhero work had reached an artistic apex when this series was released, and the same is true for Frank Miller’s writing. Together they combined to craft a story of extraordinary impact that is still regarded as a true masterpiece.

Collecting the entire storyline of Born Again, this book will feature the complete issues of Daredevil numbers 227, 228, 229, 230, 231, 232 and 233, plus covers and extras. Each page was personally scanned by Mazzucchelli from his own original art. This is the largest Artist’s Edition yet, weighing in at a rock solid 200 pages of beautiful Mazzucchelli art in the way you’ve always wanted to see it—the next bet thing to holding the actual original art!

What is an Artist’s Edition?
AN ARTIST’S EDITION PRESENTS COMPLETE STORIES WITH EACH PAGE SCANNED FROM THE ACTUAL ORIGINAL ART.
While appearing to be in black & white, each page has been scanned in COLOR to mimic as closely as possible the experience of viewing the actual original art—for example, you are able to clearly see paste-overs, blue pencils in the art, editorial notes, art corrections. Each page is printed the same size as drawn, and the paper selected is as close as possible to the original art board.

Midtown Comics
64 Fulton Street, New York, NY 10038

CA – Batwoman Signing

JH Williams III signs at Red Sky Comics on Saturday, June 16, 2012 from 3:00 – 6:00pm.

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Press Release:

Come celebrate the release of “Batwoman Vol. 1: Hydrology” with award winning local author and artist, J.H. Williams III (Chase, Promethea, Desolation Jones, Detective Comics). Williams will be available for signing, previewing material, and selling original artwork from 3 pm. till 6 pm. Keep watching here for further details of this event!

To celebrate we are having a sale on all J.H. Williams III titles: Hardcover copies of “Batwoman Vol. 1: Hydrology” on sale for $19.99. This deluxe volume includes Batwoman issues #0-#5 and chimes in at a 160 beautifully illustrated and written pages.
20% off all J.H. Williams III trade paperbacks. Finally your choice of three J.H. Williams III comics for $10.

Attendees showing up in full costumes will receive a special item!

The store will be open from noon till 6 pm that day, so come in early and get your copies of J.H. Williams III works. Williams will be signing from 3 pm till 6 pm (limit 5 items per person per place in line).

Red Sky Comics
617 W Main Street, Merced, CA 95340

MD – Danger Club Signing

Landry Quinn Walker and Eric Jones sign at Third Eye Comics on Saturday June 30, 2012 from 11am-1pm.

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Press Release:

In continuing some of the awesome in-store signings we’ve had with recent IMAGE hits like PETER PANZERFAUST, STRANGE TALENT OF LUTHER STRODE, HEART and more, we’re stoked to announce that we’re going to be doing a BIG launch signing for DANGER CLUB #3 this JUNE.

This book is something special, folks. The concept. The artwork. The storytelling. It’s the total package, and we are totally excited about every second of it. If you took Brian K. Vaughan’s RUNAWAYS, Nick Spencer’s MORNING GLORIES, and then applied the dark filter of WATCHMEN to them… you’d get DANGER CLUB.

We’re pretty pumped to let you know we’ll have creators LANDRY QUINN WALKER and ERIC JONES in store at THIRD EYE COMICS in ANNAPOLIS to sign copies of their new series.

What’s DANGER CLUB? In a world of heroes and villains, the greatest super-heroes fly off to space to take down an unstoppable force… but they don’t come back. And, they’ve left behind their sidekicks to take care of the planet — or destroy it.

A visceral, brutal, and angry look at teen sidekicks, something we haven’t seen intensity like since BRAT PACK, this new series is one of my most anticipated of the Summer.

My gut instinct just looking at preview pages is that of BRIAN K. VAUGHAN’S RUNAWAYS put through the filter of WATCHMEN.

The writing is sharp, with great dialogue, and very cool spins on familiar superhero archetypes of the superhero genre, and Eric Jones’s artwork brings the book to life in a BIG and EXCITING way.

Imagine a world of super-powered teenagers who lack the guidance of their mentors? An entire generation raised in a culture of violence who lack the temperament that comes with age. And, while the superheroes normally come back from these big cosmic crisis and wars… they’re not coming back this time, so Earth is pretty screwed.

Very cool stuff, Third Eye Faithful! Make sure you pick up issue #1 on April 4th, and jump on board, so you can join us on Saturday 6/30 for our big launch party of DANGER CLUB #3, and you can get Landry and Eric to sign copies of 1-3 for you!

Third Eye Comics
2027-A West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401

CA – Year of the Beasts Signing

Writer Cecil Castellucci signs at Secret Headquarters on Friday June 8, 2012.

Press Release:

We are very excited to host the book release for The Year of the Beasts, the new graphic novel written by Cecil Castellucci and illustrated by Nate Powell.

There will be original art from the book on display, and Cecil herself will be here to say hi and sign books.

Description of The Year of the Beasts from :01 First Second:
“Every summer the trucks roll in, bringing the carnival and its infinite possibilities to town. This year Tessa and her younger sister Lulu are un-chaperoned and want to be first in line to experience the rides, the food… and the boys. Except this summer, jealousy will invade their relationship for the first time, setting in motion a course of events that can only end in tragedy, putting everyone’s love and friendship to the test.”

 

Secret Headquarters
3817 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

NYC – Locke & Key in the Club

Writer Joe Hill appears on the Comic Book Club with hosts Pete LePage, Justin Tyler, and Alex Zalben on Tuesday 29, 2012 at 7:00pm! Admission is free!

Fontana’s
105 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002

CA – Henry & Glenn Forever & Ever Signing

Join Secret Headquarters on Friday June 1st at 7:00pm in celebrating the release of the new comic book mini-series: Igloo Tornado’s Henry & Glenn Forever & Ever!
Come check out original art from the new ‘zine and meet Tom NeelyEd LuceCoopKeenan KellerEric Yahnker, Scot NoblesGin Stevens, and Levon Jihanian.
Comics, drinks, metal.
Be there.
Brought to you by SHQ and, I Will Destroy You, and Cantankerous Titles.

Secret Headquarters
3817 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

Avatar Press Schedule for Phoenix Comic Con 2012

May 24, 2012 by  
Filed under Arizona, Comic Books, Convention News, Other

Press Release:

Coming to Phoenix Comic Con? Eager to meet the likes of Garth Ennis, Jacen Burrows, Rich Johnston, and David Lapham? Want to meet the deranged minds behind such hit comics and graphic novels as Crossed: Badlands, Neonomicon, and Ferals? Of course you do! We proudly present our confirmed signing schedule for this weekend’s exciting convention below. Watch for more updates to come!

Signing All Weekend Along:
Jacen Burrows (Crossed, Neonomicon)
Rich Johnston (Bleeding Cool Magazine)

Friday Schedule
2:00pm – 3:00pm: Garth Ennis Signing (Booth #501)
3:00pm – 4:00pm: Get Crossed Panel with Garth Ennis (Room 126B)
4:00pm – 6:00pm: Garth Ennis Signing (Booth #501)
6:00pm: Bleeding Cool Fan Awards (Room 132BC)
7:00pm: Stitched Screening and Panel with Garth Ennis & Cast (Hyatt Regency Phoenix Ballroom – 2nd Floor)

Saturday Schedule
12:00pm – 2:00pm: Garth Ennis Signing
12:00pm – 1:00pm: Avatar Press Panel (Room 126B)
3:30pm – 7:00pm: Garth Ennis Signing
7:30 – 8:30pm – Bleeding Cool Panel with Rich Johnston (Room 126B)

NYC – Astonishing X-Men Signing

Midtown Comics welcomes writer Marjorie M. Liu who will sign her work at the Downtown store on Wednesday June 6th from 6:00 – 7:00pm!

Marjorie is known for her work on such Marvel titles as X-23, NYX, Dark Wolverine, and most recently the much talked about Astonishing X-Men.

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Midtown Comics
64 Fulton Street, New York, NY 10038

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