FL – I Am Amelia Earhart Signing

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Author Brad Meltzer signs at Books & Books on Saturday, January 18th at 7:00 pm!

Press Release:

We can all be heroes. That’s the inspiring message of this lively, collectible picture book biography series from New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer.

“Kids always search for heroes, so we might as well have a say in it,” Brad Meltzer realized, and so he envisioned this friendly, fun approach to biography – for his own kids, and for yours. Each book tells the story of one of America’s icons in an entertaining, conversational way that works well for the youngest nonfiction readers, those who aren’t quite ready for the Who Was series. Each book focuses on a particular character trait that made that role model heroic. For example, Abraham Lincoln always spoke up about fairness, and thus he led the country to abolish slavery. This book follows him from childhood to the presidency, including the Civil War and his legendary Gettysburg Address.

Amelia Earhart refused to accept no for an answer; she dared to do what no one had ever done before, and became the first woman to fly a plane all the way across the Atlantic Ocean. This book follows her from childhood to her first flying lessons and onward to her multi-record-breaking career as a pilot.

This engaging series is the perfect way to bring American history to life for young children, and to inspire them to strive and dream.

About the Author

Brad Meltzer is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of adult thrillers (including The Inner Circle and its recent sequel, The Fifth Assassin). His two nonfiction gift books, Heroes for My Son and Heroes for My Daughter were New York Times Bestsellers as well, and he has won the prestigious Eisner Award for his comic book work, Justice League of America. Brad is also the host of the History Channel TV show Brad Meltzer’s Decoded.

Books & Books
265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134

TX – Swamp Thing Signing

December 31, 2013 by  
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Prolific comic writer Charles Soule appears at Austin Books & Comics on Saturday, January 18th from noon to 4:00 pm! Stop by and get your issues signed, ask questions, and hear about one of the busiest guys in comics!

They’ll have copies of Strange Attractors, Letter 44, Swamp Thing, Superman/Wonder Woman, Red Lanterns, and Thunderbolts all available for signing!

Austin Books & Comics
5002 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78751

IL – Cameron Diaz Signs

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CAMERON DIAZ appears on THURSDAY, JANUARY 9 at 7:00 p.m. at Wentz Hall on the campus of North Central College.

Press Release:

We’ll roll out the red carpet for mega star Cameron Diaz when she arrives to share her new title, The Body Book: The Law of Hunger, the Science of Strength, and Other Ways to Love Your Amazing Body. Diaz’ guide to keeping fit, strong and healthy offers strategies even those of us far from the bright lights of Hollywood can adopt to become our best selves! Tickets to the program and booksigning are required and available with the purchase of the author’s new book from Anderson’s while supplies last. Please note: no memorabilia will be signed. Books sold via Anderson’s Bookshop.

Tickets at the link!

North Central College
171 E. Chicago Avenue, Naperville, IL 60540

NYC – The Fox #3 Signing

December 31, 2013 by  
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Artist Dean Haspiel appears to sign copies of THE FOX #3 at Forbidden Planet NYC on Wednesday January 8, 2014 at 7:00 pm.

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Forbidden Planet
832 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
212-473-1576

MD – B-More Into Comics #2 Signing

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B-More into Comics returns on Saturday January 4, 2014 from noon till 5pm at the Windup Space!

Featuring:

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The Windup Space
12 W. North Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21201

CA – Neal Adams Signs

December 30, 2013 by  
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na011513Neal Adams make his first Santa Cruz appearance at award winning comic book store Atlantis Fantasyworld on Wednesday January 15, 2014! Come meet the legend from 4:00 – 7:00pm!

The first autograph is FREE!
$10 for each subsequent signature.

Who is Neal Adams?
“He’s not only my favorite comic artist,” says Joe Ferrara, owner of Atlantis Fantasyworld, “but one of the greatest in comics history. I first got the idea to open a comic book store in Santa Cruz 37 years ago I knew there was only one person I wanted to draw the logo. Neal was simply the best artist in comics and I wanted that level of excellence to be associated with our new business. In 2001 we celebrated our twenty-fifth anniversary by publishing our own comic, The Song of Mykal. It contains contributions from many comic artists we have met over the years. Neal drew the cover and we will have plenty of copies on hand for the signing”

Neal Adams, born June 15, 1941,is an American comic book creator known for helping to create the definitive modern imagery of the DC Comics characters Superman, Batman, and Green Arrow, the co-founder of the graphic design studio Continuity Associates and the creators-rights advocate who helped secure a pension and recognition for Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.

Adams was inducted into the Eisner Award’s Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 1998, and the Harvey Awards’ Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1999.

Adams was born on Governors Island, New York City, New York,and attended the School of Industrial Art high school in Manhattan. After graduation in 1959, he attempted to find freelance work at DC Comics but ended up at Archie Comics instead. At Archie Comics he wanted to work on the publisher’s newly launched superhero line, edited by Joe Simon. At the suggestion of staffers, Adams drew “three or four pages of [the superhero] the Fly”, but did not receive encouragement from Simon. Sympathetic staffers nonetheless asked Adams to draw samples for the Archie teen-humor comics themselves. While he did so, Adams said in a 2000s interview, he unknowingly broke into comics:

“I started to do samples for Archie and I left my Fly samples there. A couple weeks later when I came in to show my Archie samples, I noticed that the pages were still there, but the bottom panel was cut off of one of my pages. I said, ‘What happened’. They said, ‘One of the artists did this transition where Tommy Troy turns into the Fly and it’s not very good. You did this real nice piece so we’ll use that, if it’s OK.’ I said, ‘That’s great. That’s terrific.'”

That historic panel ran in Adventures of the Fly #4. Afterward, Adams began writing, penciling, inking, and lettering full-page and half-page gag fillers for Archie’s Joke Book Magazine.
In 1962, Adams dove head first into his comics career at the NEA news paper syndicate. Writer Jerry Caplin, a.k.a. Jerry Capp, brother of Li’l Abner creator Al Capp, invited Adams to draw samples for Capp’s proposed Ben Casey comic strip, based on the popular television medical-drama series.

Adams found work at Warren Publishing’s black-and-white horror-comics magazines, under editor Archie Goodwin. Adams debuted there as penciler and inker of writer Goodwin’s eight-page story “Curse of the Vampire” in Creepy #14. He and Goodwin quickly collaborated on two more stories, in Eerie #9 and Creepy #15.

Near the end of the Silver Age, Adams was assigned his first superhero covers, illustrating that of Action Comics #356 and the same month’s Superman’s Girl Friend, Lois Lane #79, featuring Superman and a mysterious new costumed character, Titanman. Also that month, Adams drew his first superhero story, teaming with writer Gardner Fox on the lighthearted backup feature “The Elongated Man” in Detective Comics #369. Shortly there after he drew Batman himself, along with the supernatural superhero the Spectre, on the cover of The Brave and the Bold #75- the first published instance of Adams’ work on what would become two of his signature comics characters. The first instance of Adams drawing Batman in an interior story was “The Superman-Batman Revenge Squads” in World’s Finest Comics #175.

Another signature character, in what would prove Adams’ breakout series, was the supernatural hero Deadman, who had debuted in DC’s Strange Adventures #205. Adams succeeded co-creator artist Carmine Infantino with the following issue’s 17-page story “An Eye for an Eye”. Adams went on to draw both the covers and stories for issues 207-216, and taking over the scripting with #212. The series became a fan sensation, winning many awards and was quickly inducted into the Alley Award Hall of Fame. Adams himself received a special award “for the new perspective and dynamic vibrance he has brought to the field of comic art”.

Adams also worked on such titles as The Specter, Teen Titans, Brave and the Bold ,Weird Western Tales and House of Mystery. He drew covers for Action Comics and Justice League of America.

In 1969 Adams started working freelance at Marvel on X-Men. He continued to work on titles including; The Avengers, Tower of Shadows and Amazing Adventures.
Some of his most recognized work was done in the series Green Lantern/Green Arrow, which started in 1970. This series pushed the boundaries of subject matter in comics by tackling the sensitive subjects of drug addiction and race relations.

During the 1970s, Adams was politically active in the industry, and attempted to unionize its creative community. His efforts helped lead to the modern industry’s standard practice of returning original artwork to the artist, who can earn additional income from art sales to collectors. He won his battle in 1987, when Marvel returned original artwork to him and industry legend Jack Kirby, among others. Adams helped lead the lobbying efforts that resulted in Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster receiving decades-overdue credit and some financial compensation from DC.

In addition to the inventory available at Atlantis Fantasyworld, Neil will bring various prints portfolios for purchase.

Atlantis Fantasyworld
1020 Cedar Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 426-0158

MA – Nefarious Twit Signing

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Author Tony McMillen appears at Comicazi on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 7:00pm to do a reading from his novel, Nefarious Twit.

As he describes it, Nefarious Twit reads like a psychotic, adult Lemony Snicket. It’s a really dark, drugged out, surreal road trip story about two brothers who are severely damaged people. Some parts are bleakly funny, some are beautifully sad and a lot are seriously weird.

Come hear a reading from Tony, get your copy of the book signed and get to know the author behind this sure to be American classic!

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Comicazi 
407 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA 02144
617-666-2664

PH – Whilce Portacio Signs

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Press Release:

Comic Odyssey proudly welcomes legendary X-Men artist/Bishop creator and Image Comics Founder WHILCE PORTACIO!

JOIN US at our brand new GREENHILLS Branch on Saturday, JANUARY 4, 2014 from 1-4PM and meet one of the all time greats! Get your comics signed, take a selfie with Whilce, or simply stop by, shake his hand and say hello.

Whilce is a true comics legend and proudly Filipino. His body of work is just amazing. He has worked on a countless number of titles including The Punisher, X-Men, Iron Man, Hulk, Batman, X-Factor, and more! And, let’s not forget two of his most famous creations… Wetworks and Stone!

We’ll have for sale on the day of the event, a few limited edition convention prints by Whilce. Keep an eye on this event’s page for images and details.

Plus, let’s start off the new year with our first Signing Event Sale of the year!
Variants and Comic Sets – 20% OFF.
Vintage Comics – 10% off.
Posters / Action Figures / Statues / T-shirts – 10% off.
and ALL BACK ISSUES IN OUR BINS – only P100 each!

WHILCE PORTACIO LIMITED EDITION PRINTS are now avalable! These prints were previously only available at SDCC and other conventions in the U.S. Whilce has made a very limited quantity available for the event.

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Fully Booked Promenade Greenhills
Quezon City, Philippines

Khal Drogo Appears at Boston Comic Con 2014

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JASON MOMOA, star of Game of Thrones and Conan the Barbarian, joins Boston Comic Con in 2014 along with superstar comic legend ADAM KUBERT.

Jason Momoa is best known as Khal Drogo, the Dothraki warlord from HBO’s megahit Games of Thrones. Jason also played the title role of Conan the Barbarian in the latest feature film adaptation of the swords and sorcery classic, and starred in Stargate Atlantis for several seasons. Jason is also rumored to have a major role in the upcoming Superman vs. Batman movie. Currently he plays the lead character on the crime drama Red Road which premieres in February 2014 on the Sundance Channel.

akubert_origin2Adam Kubert is a comic artist best known for his work with Marvel Comics on Wolverine, Incredible Hulk, Ultimate Fantastic Four, and X-Men. Son of Golden Age legend Joe Kubert, with whom Adam collaborated on the Sgt. Rock strip in Wednesday Comics, Adam is both a graduate of and instructor at the famed Kubert School. Most recently Adam worked on Marvel’s Avengers vs. X-Men and Infinity crossovers and this past week released the highly anticipated Origin II, which further expands on Wolverine’s early days.

For the full guest list plus artist alley, exhibitor, and film fest registration please check out the Boston Comic Con website!

Online ticket purchases are available at the link! Tell your friends!

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About Boston Comic Con:

The Boston Comic Con is a 100% independently run comic book show committed to bringing the biggest and best comic creators to New England. Run by fans for fans, Boston Comic Con is not affiliated with any other convention tour or corporate interests. Hosting over 120,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, trading cards, and other pop culture memorabilia, this is a destination event for geeks of any stripe. Next year’s convention will be held Friday August 8th, Saturday August 9th and Sunday August 10th at the Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!

 

NYC – Justice League: War Panel

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jlwChristopher Gorham, James Tucker, Jay Oliva, and Andrea Romano appear at the Paley Center on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 6:30 pm!

IN PERSON
Christopher Gorham, “Flash”
James Tucker, Producer
Jay Oliva, Director
Andrea Romano, Dialogue Director
Additional panelists to be announced.

When the powerful Darkseid and his massive, relentless forces invade Earth, several previously unaligned superheroes—misunderstood and, in some cases, hunted by the authorities—discover that the only way to fend off the attack will be to work together as a cohesive unit. Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Flash, Shazam, and, in his origin story, Cyborg combine their talents in an all-out battle to save the planet. Based on the 2012 graphic novel Justice League: Origin by Geoff Johns and Jim Lee, Justice League: War provides a glimpse into the world before the Justice League was created, and offers the initial animated incarnation of DC Entertainment’s “The New 52.”

The cast features Jason O’Mara (Terra Nova, Life on Mars) as Batman, Christopher Gorham (Covert Affairs) as Flash, Justin Kirk (Weeds) as Green Lantern, Shemar Moore (Criminal Minds) as Cyborg, Michelle Monaghan (Mission Impossible III, Gone Baby Gone) as Wonder Woman, Alan Tudyk (Suburgatory, Dollhouse, Serenity) as Superman, Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy) as Shazam, and Rocky Carroll (NCIS) as Silas Stone. On the villainous side, Steve Blum (Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox) provides the voice of Darkseid, and Bruce Thomas (Legally Blonde, Army of Darkness) gives voice to Desaad.

Presented with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

Paley Center Members: A limited amount of free tickets are available for Members only on a first-come, first-served basis. Please RSVP to membership@paleycenter.org.

A limited number of free tickets are available for the general public. Fans wishing to receive free tickets to the New York event on January 21 must RSVP via email to JLWarNY@gmail.com.

Paley Center for Media
25 West 52 Street, New York, NY 10019

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