NY – Archie Meets the Ramones Signing

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Writer Matthew Rosenberg and cover artists John Holmstrom and Dan Parent sign ARCHIE MEETS THE RAMONES at Main Street Comics on Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM!

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Main Street Comics
400 Route 211 E, Middletown, Orange County, New York 10940
(845) 342-0458

Hero Initiative Jets to NYCC 2016 with Special Guest Steve Dillon

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Hero Initiative, the charitable organization dedicated to helping veteran comic creators in medical or financial need, is heading to the New York Comic Con at the Javits Center located at 655 West 34thSt. in New York, NY from October 6-9.

From across the pond, artist Steve Dillon will make the Hero booth his home all weekend! Steve is best known for his work on Preacher, Hellblazer, The Punisher and more. He’ll be at our booth, #N104, all weekend sketching and signing. Make sure you come by and don’t miss out. All proceeds benefit Hero!

In addition, Mike Perkins (Captain America), Chris Ivy (X-Men) and Ron Marz (Green Lantern) will also be stopping by the booth to sign and sketch. Make sure you join the party at the Hero booth!

And Hero Initiative Ambassadors on the floor will be collecting for Hero as well, so stop and by and do the right thing! Please visit Mahmud Asrar, Marguerite Bennett, Jim Calafiore, Matthew Clark, Amanda Conner, Alex de Campi, Al Ewing, Gary Frank, Sanford Greene, Larry Hama, Gabriel Hardman, JG Jones, Tom Lyle, Doug Mahnke, Carla Speed McNeil, Dustin Nguyen, Steve Orlando, Jimmy Palmiotti, Sara Richard, Paolo Rivera, Greg Rucka, Matteo Scalera, Valerio Schiti, Tim Seeley, Louise and Walter Simonson, Alex Sinclair, Nick Spencer, Joe Staton, Frank Tieri, James Tynion IV, Fred van Lente, and Jim Zub!

MA – Graphic Nonfiction: Telling the Story with Words and Pictures Panel

bbf12Hillary Chute, Sarah Glidden, and Alexander Danner speak on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 1:00 PM as part of Boston Book Festival.

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Drawings have been used to great effect by artists like Francisco Goya to describe history and, especially, the horrors of war. Much later, powerful comics like Art Spiegelman’s Maus transformed our view of what is possible for graphic nonfiction. Hillary Chute, the foremost scholar of the form, delves deeply into the history of graphic narrative as well as modern nonfiction comics and comics journalism in her revelatory Disaster Drawn: Visual Witness, Comics, and Documentary Form. Sarah Glidden’s graphic Rolling Blackouts: Dispatches from Turkey, Syria, and Iraq, describes how she and her journalist friends traveled through the Middle East exploring the effects of the Iraq War. Library Journal’s starred review calls this work “quiet but challenging, plain yet beautiful” and praises Glidden’s “skillful, sensitive reportage.” The two authors will give presentations on their work before they field questions from the audience. Moderated by Alexander Danner, author of Comics: A Global History, 1968 to the Present.

Old South Church
645 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

SF – Goldie Vance Signing

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Hope Larson (Batgirl, Compass South, Chiggers, Mercury) appears at Comix Experience for a signing on Sunday, October 23, 2016 from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM to celebrate the release of GOLDIE VANCE!

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Comix Experience
305 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 863-9258

MA – The Fifth Beatle Signing

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Writer Vivek J. Tiwary signs The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story at Barnes & Noble on Thursday October 27, 2016 at 7:00 PM. The Fifth Beatle is an award-winning, #1 New York Times best selling graphic novel and forthcoming feature film recounting the untold true story of Brian Epstein– the brilliant visionary who discovered the Beatles in a cellar in Liverpool, nurtured, protected, and guided them to international stardom, but died painfully lonely at the age of 32.

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Barnes & Noble – Prudential Center
800 Boylston Street Suite 179, Boston, MA 02199
617-247-6959

GA – Tetris: The Games People Play Signing

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Cartoonist Box Brown, the author who brought you the Andre The Giant graphic novel, does it again with the game Tetris! He will talk about his new book and have a conversation with Games and Comedy editor for Paste Magazine, Garrett Martin, at Eagle Eye Book Shop on Friday, October 14, 2016 at 7:00 PM.

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Eagle Eye Book Shop
2076 N Decatur Rd, Decatur, GA 30033
(404) 486-0307

NYC – Black Widow: Red Vengeance Signing

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Join Books of Wonder on Monday, October 10th at 6:00 PM in welcoming author MARGARET STOHL for the launch of Black Widow: Red Vengeance! Margaret will be joined in conversation by fellow authors RYAN NORTH, MARGUERITE BENNETT, and LORRAINE CINK, as well as Marvel’s Director of Content and Development, SANA AMANAT, and Marvel’s Producer, JUDY STEPHENS.

RYAN NORTH for To Be or Not To Be: A Chooseable-Path Adventure and The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Beats Up the Marvel Universe
MARGUERITE BENNETT for A-Force Vol. 0: Warzones!
LORRAINE CINK for Marvel Absolutely Everything You Need to Know

Black Widow: Red Vengeance is the action-packed sequel to the instant best-seller, Black Widow: Forever Red. This time, Stohl takes readers inside the minds of Marvel’s most cunning and dangerous spies—Black Widow and Red Widow—delving deeper into their powers and will reveal more than ever before about the infamous assassin and her fledgling hero-in-training.

Pre-order Black Widow Red Vengeance and receive a signed limited edition comic book, Red Widow: First Strike written by Margaret Stohl. *

*Limited to quantities on hand. While supplies last.

We are also pleased to announce a Cosplay contest judged by Marvel staff JUDY STEPHENS. There will be prizes, treats, and wristbands, so come dressed in your very best!

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Books of Wonder
18 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011
(212) 989-3270

OR – Wonder Women Signing

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Author Sam Maggs appears in conversation by Kiala Kazebee, co-host of Felicia Day’s romance novel podcast, at Powell’s City of Books on Monday October 17, 2016 at 7:00 PM. Maggs’ event will be accompanied by a performance from Portland’s nerd-folk musical duo, The Doubleclicks. Wonder Women is a fun and feminist look at forgotten women in science, technology, and beyond, from Sam Maggs, author of The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy.

Powell’s City of Books
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. Beaverton, OR 97005
503-228-465

CA – Young Frankenstein Signing

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Comedy legend Mel Brooks appears at Barnes & Noble on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 7:00 – 10:00 PM for this one of a kind special event celebrating Young Frankenstein: A Mel Brooks Book: The Story of the Making of the Film!

Mel Brooks’ own words telling all about the players, the filming, and studio antics during the production of this great comedy classic. The book is alive and teeming with hundreds of photos, original interviews, and hilarious commentary.

Young Frankenstein was made with deep respect for the craft and history of cinema-and for the power of a good schwanzstucker joke. This picture-driven book, written by one of the greatest comedy geniuses of all time, takes readers inside the classic film’s marvelous creation story via never-before-seen black and white and color photography from the set and contemporary interviews with the cast and crew, most notably, legendary writer-director Mel Brooks.

This is a wristbanded event. A wristband will be issued to customers who purchase Young Frankenstein: A Mel Brooks Book from Barnes & Noble at The Grove beginning October 20th at 9am.

• Limit 1 wristband per book / 1 book per person
• Check back for more details as they become available

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Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Ste K 30, Los Angeles, California 90036
(323) 525-0270

NYC – Greg Hildebrandt Retrospective Exhibition

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Manhattan’s Metropolis Gallery will be opening its new show, “Greg Hildebrandt: A Retrospective,” on Friday, October 7, adding another item to every New York Comic Con attendees can’t-miss list.

This is the first retrospective for Hildebrandt, who with his late brother, Tim, is among the most revered fantasy and science fiction artists of the last fifty years. Not only will the show include some of their coveted Tolkien paintings that have never been shown before, the artist will attend the opening reception, to be held Friday from 6:00 – 10:00 PM.

“I did not choose art. Art chose me,” says Hildebrandt. “This retrospective is about my never-ending passion for creating art. Creating, for me, is the exploration of other worlds both in and out of my imagination.”

This exhibit will showcase upwards of 50 paintings for viewing and sale, including some never before available. Hildebrandt’s work continues to rise in value, with key pieces selling for as much as $150,000 each.

“We’re honored to represent the very talented Greg Hildebrandt,” says Metropolis COO and curator Vincent Zurzolo. “From Lord of the Rings to Star Wars to Marvel and DC, Greg has painted it all.”

“The Brothers Hildebrandt” shot to international fame in the mid-1970s, when they illustrated a series of Lord of the Rings calendars. In 1977, LucasFilm hired them to create the movie poster for first Star Wars film. They went on to illustrate Marvel Comics and DC Comics, among other high-profile projects. Sadly, Tim passed away in 2006.

“One thing that makes Greg such an icon is that he continues to create remarkable art,” says Zurzolo. “In addition to classic Brothers Hildebrandt pieces, we’ll be showcasing works from his “American Beauties” pin-up series and “The Dark Side” series, which explores the darker nature of comic book heroes and villains.”

The exhibit will also feature a very popular new work, “Captain America v. Hitler,” which Hildebrandt created this year in honor of Captain America’s 75th anniversary.

New York Comic Con attendees are invited to the Friday night opening. Metropolis is a 10-minute walk from the Javits Center.

Gallery Opening will be Friday, October 7th from 6pm-10pm ET, wine and hors d’oeuvres will be provided.

After the opening, the gallery is open to the public Tuesday -Friday from 11am-5pm and the exhibit will run through December 30th.

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Metropolis Gallery
36 W 37th St, New York, New York 10018
(212) 260-4147

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