Valiant Brings Harbinger Wars 2, Shadowman & More To WonderCon 2018

ValiantPress Release:

It’s almost time for WonderCon 2018, and Valiant is ready to bring its A-game to Anaheim, California, for a weekend packed with panels, special guests, and stunning surprises!

From March 23rd to March 25th, join Valiant Entertainment inside the Anaheim Convention Center for an incredible roster of action-packed panels and programming, offering an inside scoop at the latest news from the most acclaimed independent superhero publisher in comics today – including can’t-miss details on series like HARBINGER WARS 2, SHADOWMAN, X-O MANOWAR, BLOODSHOT SALVATION, and much, much more!

First, on Friday, March 23rd, at 4:00 pm PT in Room 211, join us for Valiant Presents: Harbinger Wars 2 and Beyond! This summer, HARBINGER WARS 2 – Valiant’s biggest, most ambitious and most impactful comic book event of all time – is about to erupt in full force as X-O Manowar, the Harbinger Renegades, Bloodshot, Secret Weapons, and a cast of thousands draw their battle lines! Valiant’s next major leap forward starts here… And don’t miss special looks ahead at SHADOWMAN, BLOODSHOT SALVATION, NINJA-K, QUANTUM AND WOODY! and much, much more!

Next: New to the Valiant Universe? Look no further than the Valiant 101: Jump On Board Here! panel presentation on Saturday, March 24th at 12:00 pm PT in Room 211 – a concise and fun-filled introduction to the origins and adventures of Valiant’s greatest and most iconic heroes, from BLOODSHOT and DIVINITY to FAITH and HARBINGER to NINJAK and X-O MANOWAR! From Buzzfeed and Entertainment Weekly to The Guardian and dozens more, Valiant has been hailed as the premier superhero publisher in comics today… Now, look no further than this panel of Valiant all-stars to find out where to start!

We’ll see you in the Sunshine State!

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PA – X-Men: Grand Design Signing

Cartoonist Ed Piskor, creator of the New York Times best-selling Hip Hop Family Tree, appears at Phantom of the Attic Comics on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 4:00 PM to sign X-Men: Grand Design from Marvel Comics.

About the comic:
From Eisner award-winning creator Ed Piskor (Hip-Hop Family Tree) comes a thrilling new series chronicling all of X-Men history! X-MEN: GRAND DESIGN stitches together the most important moments in mutant history, creating a comprehensive narrative celebrating the X-Men’s past, present, and future. The first in a trilogy, GRAND DESIGN returns to Charles Xavier’s assembly of Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Iceman, Angel, and Beast! A must for fans looking to brush up on their X-Men lore or as jumping-on point for Marvel’s merry mutants.

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Phantom of the Attic Comics (Oakland)
411 S Craig Street Ste 2, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(412) 621-1210

OR – Spider-Gwen/The 27 Run Signing

Excalibur Comics welcomes Robbi Rodriguez and Justin Zimmerman on Wednesday, March 21st at 5:00 PM for three major March releases. Robbi’s SPIDER-GWEN #30 and Justin’s THE 27 RUN oversized hardcover & the anniversary printing of THE KILLING JAR will be on hand! And don’t forget to bring Rodriguez / Zimmerman collabs LOVE IS LOVE and BROKEN FRONTIER to get signed to boot!

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Excalibur Comics
2444 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214-3969
(503) 231-7351

MA – Unofficial Guide to Vintage Transformers Signing

Rik Alvarez signs at Comicazi on Sunday, March 25th at 2:00 PM. Rik is the former Creative Manager of the Transformers and G.I. Joe brands. While at Hasbro, he impacted many different facets of the brands including film, television, toys and intellectual property development. Rik has authored a new book The Unofficial Guide to Vintage Transformers 1980s through 1990s.

407 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA 02144

VA – The Best We Could Do Signing

Press Release:

Telegraph Art & Comics is proud to welcome artist Thi Bui on Friday, March 23rd from noon till 1:30 PM as part of the Virginia Festival of the Book!

Thi Bui will be reading from her latest, the graphic novel memoir The Best We Could Do, followed by a discussion of her work. We will have copies of her books available for purchase, or you may bring books you already own to have signed.

To learn more about Thi Bui’s work, please visit


This beautifully illustrated and emotional story is an evocative memoir about the search for a better future and a longing for the past. Exploring the anguish of immigration and the lasting effects that displacement has on a child and her family, Bui documents the story of her family’s daring escape after the fall of South Vietnam in the 1970s, and the difficulties they faced building new lives for themselves.

At the heart of Bui’s story is a universal struggle: While adjusting to life as a first-time mother, she ultimately discovers what it means to be a parent—the endless sacrifices, the unnoticed gestures, and the depths of unspoken love. Despite how impossible it seems to take on the simultaneous roles of both parent and child, Bui pushes through. With haunting, poetic writing and breathtaking art, she examines the strength of family, the importance of identity, and the meaning of home.

In what Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen calls “a book to break your heart and heal it,” The Best We Could Do brings to life Thi Bui’s journey of understanding, and provides inspiration to all of those who search for a better future while longing for a simpler past.

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Telegraph Art & Comics
110 4th Street NE, Charlottesville, VA 22902
(434) 244-3210

UK – Sea of Thieves Signing

Splice the mainbrace and join us at our London Megastore on Saturday 24th March at 1:00pm to meet the design team behind the hotly anticipated Sea Of Thieves game.

Meet the team from Rare and learn more about the creation and development of Sea of Thieves. Design Director Mike Chapman and Senior Designers Shelley Preston and Andrew Preston will be on hand to talk to fans and to sign copies of the new book, Tales From The Sea Of Thieves.

Tales From The Sea Of Thieves is narrated by three unique pirate captains the book will take a look at the world through their eyes. From laughable pirate suspicions to the towns and islands these hardened seafarers call home, they’ll introduce and explore the fantastical Sea of Thieves, home to krakens, mermaids and buried treasure.

Including sea shanties, illustrations and sketches by the pirates and their crew, and much more, the book will immerse you in the world of Sea of Thieves. As an artifact fished straight from within the game universe, it features all the wear and tear expected from a grog-swilling pirate’s life.

Also available at the event will be the first issue of Sea Of Thieves from Titan Comics!

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
0207 420 3666

NYC – Back Issue #103 Signing

Press Release:

Forbidden Planet is excited to host Catherine Schuller-Gruenwald, wife of the late Mark Gruenwald, Senior Executive Editor of Marvel Comics (1978-1996), on Saturday, March 24th from 1:00 – 3:00 PM as she signs “The Editor’s Issue” of Back Issue Magazine.

Catherine is the keeper of the flame and put together an intense article that demonstrates the Gru’s contribution to the comic industry and how there will never be another editor quite like him again. Passionate, thorough and driven, Mark was the editor’s editor and truly cared about contributing significantly to the profession he loved so much. His untimely passing only makes us appreciate his legendary status and miss his truly remarkable accomplishments even more.

There are a limited number of Back Issues available that day, so reserve yours and come meet Catherine and she’ll sign it!

Can’t make it to the event? No problem! Forbidden Planet has you covered, jus pre-order your copy today and we’ll get it signed for you and mail it out that following Monday!

Also available are 20 tribute posters ($20 complete with seal and limited edition number and Catherine’s signature) that were created by Marvel to commemorate the 20th year anniversary of his leap into the other realm. “That whole “till death do us part” promise in the standard wedding vows doesn’t really hold true when it comes to Mark,” quips Catherine. Not only did she have to execute his final wishes when his will stated that he be cremated and his ashes stirred into a comic book, but the spirit of the man lives on. Another treat will be the unveiling of the commissioned work that Catherine had created by painter David Banegas for the auction to raise money for the Mark Gruenwald Scholarship for the Arts at his alma mater, the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh.

Forbidden Planet
832 Broadway, New York, NY 10003

MA – Après Le Déluge: The Buddy Cole Monologues

The Wilbur Presents Après Le Déluge: The Buddy Cole Monologues at ONCE Lounge with Scott Thompson at Once Somerville – Lounge on April 5th, 6th, and 7th, 2018.

6:15 PM doors/7:15 PM showtime

Lounge lizard Buddy Cole from Kids in the Hall makes a return to the limelight in an evening of humorous monologues from the period the show went off the air in 1995 to the present day.

Well known to fans as a member of the sketch comedy troupe The Kids in the Hall, Scott Thompson is anything but your average comedic talent. After Lorne Michaels discovered them in the late eighties, The Kids in the Hall created a groundbreaking television series which ran from 1989 to 1995 on CBC in Canada and on HBO and CBS in the United States. After the Kids left television in 1995, Scott and the boys went on to write and star in their own feature film, the cult favorite Brain Candy. Thompson appeared as a regular for three years on Garry Shandling’s revolutionary comedy series The Larry Sanders Show as Brian, the assistant to Hank Kingsley. In this period and afterwards, he made numerous guest appearances on various talk shows such as Politically Incorrect, The Late Show with David Letterman, and was a regular fixture on Late Night with Conan O’Brien.

Thompson along with Paul Bellini, is the author of Buddy Babylon: The Autobiography of Buddy Cole, a hilarious memoir of one of Thompson’s most famous characters, bon vivant Buddy Cole. He has appeared in such feature films as Ron Ronnie Run, The Pacifier, and Mickey Blue Eyes and such television series as Hannibal, Reno 911!, Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Carpoolers, The Odd Squad, Man Seeking Woman, Touched by an Angel, and Degrassi High. He has also worked on various animation projects, as the titular character in the popular children’s television series Roboroach, and in Aqua Teen Hunger Force, The Simpsons, and American Dad.

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ONCE Somerville
156 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 285-0167

OR – Jay & Silent Bob Get Old LIVE

Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes appear at the Elsinore Theatre on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 8:00 PM!

The hilarious duo of Jay & Silent Bob are finally back together. Film icons Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes made history and accumulated fans all over the world with the characters Jay & Silent Bob from the movies Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, and Clerks 2. And now you can see them live in your hometown recording their comedy podcast Jay & Silent Bob Get Old.

Ranked #1 on iTunes Comedy podcasts, this is a sometimes touching, and always hilarious look at what happens when two people grow up in Hollywood’s gaze. These limited engagements will be recorded as the stories evolve live in front of the audience, and released for free on

This is what fans everywhere have been waiting for – an opportunity to see their heroes on stage doing what they love, telling stories. Get your tickets now before it’s too late! Jay & Silent Bob are dying, watch it as it happens!

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Elsinore Theatre
170 High St SE, Salem, OR 97301
(503) 375-3574

MS – Free Comic Book Day 2018 Signing

Ming Chen (AMC’s Comic Book Men, A Shared Universe Podcast), Mitch Byrd (Green Lantern, Shi, Predator, Generation X), Steven Butler (Spider-Man, Sonic, X-Men, Superman), Kevin Hayman (Everywhen Comics) and more sign at 3 Alarm Comics on Saturday May 5, 2018 for Free Comic Book Day!

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3 Alarm Comics
15210 Lemoyne Blvd, Biloxi, MS 39532

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