AZ – The Flash Co-Writers Signing

Writers Mark Waid and Brian Augustyn appear at Fantastic Worlds Comics on Saturday, December 16, 2017 from noon till 5:00 PM for a signing. All back issues and graphic novels written by either author will be 20% off during the signing!

Mark Waid has written for every major comic publisher, including DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Archie, Dark Horse, Image and Top Cow. He is best known for his long run as writer on the monthly adventures of The Flash and for his work with artist Alex Ross on the best-selling Kingdom Come. His credits also include JLA, 52, The Brave and the Bold, and Legion of Super-Heroes for DC Comics as well as Black Widow, Daredevil, X-Men, and Fantastic Four for Marvel Comics. He is currently writing for Captain America, The Avengers, and Champions.

Brian Augustyn has spent 33 years in the business. At DC Comics he was an editor of Flash, Justice League, and Wonder Woman. Some of Brian’s notable works include Batman: Gotham by Gaslight (which has been made into an animated film to be released this winter), Batman: Master of the Future, Crimson, and Out There. Brian currently hosts a weekly podcast, Sort of a Big Show.

As co-writers, Brian and Mark scripted The Crusaders for DC/Impact in 1992, Painkiller Jane and Ash: Cinder & Smoke for Event Comics in 1997, X-O Manowar for Valiant Comics in 1997–1998, and JLA: Year One for DC in 1998–1999. In addition, after leaving as editor in 1996, Augustyn teamed with Waid to co-write The Flash for two stretches, from 1996–1997 and then again from 1998–2000. They collaborated on The Life Story of the Flash graphic novel and co-wrote the story in The Flash #142.

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Fantastic Worlds Comics
9393 N 90th St suite 119, Scottsdale, AZ 85258
(480) 256-1454

CA – Katsuya Terada Exhibition + Signing

Manga artist Katsuya Terada appears at the Giant Robot Gallery on Saturday, December 16 at 6:30 PM to open a solo exhibition of work and Sunday, December 17th at 2:00 PM for live drawing and Q&A with a signing to follow. 

About Katsuya ” t e r r a ” Terada
Often referred to as a legend, Katsuya Terada is an illustrator who straddles the lines between being a manga artist, fine artist, and digital artist.

About Giant Robot
Eric Nakamura founded Giant Robot as a photocopied and stapled zine in 1994 and grew the publication until late 2010/early 2011. Giant Robot magazine reached a multiracial audience interested Asian popular culture and became known as the premier magazine in the field. Nakamura built on the success of Giant Robot with stores and galleries in Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco, and has curated nearly 300 exhibitions. Currently, Nakamura works in and owns the Giant Robot store and GR2 Gallery in Los Angeles,­­ which continue to offer pop culture goods and hold art exhibitions.

Giant Robot 2 – GR2 Gallery
2062 Sawtelle Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90025
(424) 246-7626

Japanese Band FLOW Annonced as 1st Guests for Anime Boston 2018

Press Release:

Anime Boston, the largest anime convention in New England, announced its first guest of honor today. J-rock band FLOW will be performing at Anime Boston at the Hynes Convention Center, Boston, Mass, on March 30 through April 1, 2018.

FLOW is a 5-person rock band made up of KOHSHI (Vocals), KEIGO (Vocals), TAKE (Guitar), GOT’S (Bass), and IWASAKI (Drums).

Siblings KOHSHI (Vocals) and TAKE (Guitar) have been making music together since 1993. They formed FLOW in 1998. KEIGO (Vocals) joined in 1999 with GOT’S (Bass) and IWASAKI (Drums) joining in 2000 to form the current group.

FLOW made their major debut with the single “Blaster” in 2003, showing the world their impressive musical strength and versatility, including their signature twin vocals. Since their electric debut, FLOW has provided a wide variety of anime opening and closing themes including: “GO!!!” opening theme for Naruto, “COLORS” opening theme for Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, and most recently “Kaze no Uta” and “INNOSENSE” for Tales of Zestiria the X.

“FLOW is one of the most electrifying bands coming out of Japan today. Their blend of hard rock and hip-hop is sure to please at Anime Boston 2018,” said Victor Lee, Convention Chairman. “We are incredibly honored to have the privilege of hosting them at our convention and being able to present them to their fans!”

Furthermore as masters of performing live, FLOW is heralded as being energetic, exciting, and electrifying. In 2008, FLOW had successful performances in the Nippon Budokan. Since then, they’ve performed live all over Japan and the world. They have travelled to 17 countries across Asia, North America, South America, and Europe and show no signs of slowing down. The band has put on a record number of shows in Japan. FLOW continues to delight audiences around the globe with their unique sound and incredible live performances.

FLOW entered their 15th anniversary year starting in July 2017. To celebrate, they are holding a tour of six cities with seven performances.

FLOW is also collaborating with GRANRODEO, reuniting for the first time since 2014. Their new single “Howling” will be released on January 24, 2018.

You won’t want to take your eyes off of FLOW for their 15th anniversary. For more information on FLOW visit: www.flow.mu

About Anime Boston: With nearly 26,000 attendees in 2017, Anime Boston is an annual three-day Japanese animation convention held in Boston, Mass. Anime Boston 2018 is scheduled for Friday, March 30 through Sunday, April 1 at the Hynes Convention Center and Sheraton Boston Hotel. More information about Anime Boston can be found at www.animeboston.com.

GA – Black Panther Premiere Event

Artists Brian Stelfreeze, Afua Richardson, and Lance Darden appear at Regal Cinemas Atlantic Station for a special Black Panther event on Thursday, February 15th at 5:30 PM.

Press Release:

Tuskegee Heirs presents, “An Exclusive Movie Premier Event with Black Panther!” Take Pictures with Black Panther (Cosplayer) via our Photo Booth, win raffle prizes, purchase posters, participate in our creator panel, and more!

We’re going to fill an entire theater room with Black Panther fans for the premier showing of the film, Thursday, February 15th at Atlantic Station (Atlanta, GA). The event will NOT be open to the public but never fear, you can lock in your tickets NOW to ensure your seat! Details at the link.

*COSPLAYERS*
Cosplaying/costumes are allowed during our event, however NO MASKS/HEADGEAR will be allowed into the theater. This includes Face paint, helmets, or any other items that obstruct a person’s face. We will hope to have a group photo after the movie, so feel free to join us.

Regal Cinemas Atlantic Station 18 IMAX & RPX
261 19th St NW #1250, Atlanta, GA 30363

FL – Coyotes Signing

Caitlin Yarsky, artist of COYOTES from Image Comics, signs at Yancy Street Comics on Saturday, December 16th from noon till 5:00 PM!

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Yancy Street Comics
9636 US 19 (inside Embassy Crossing Shopping Center), Port Richey, FL 34668
727-817-0888

CA – Previously on X-Men Signing

Eric & Julia Lewald will be signing their new book, Previously on X-Men: The Making of an Animated Series, at Legacy Comics & Cards on Wednesday, December 20th from 12:30 – 1:30 PM.

Eric Lewald is one of the premier writer/producers in youth-oriented and animated television, with over 500 produced credits. He has been showrunner on 13 series, including ExoSquad, RoboCop: Alpha Commando, Beetlejuice, Mummies Alive, Street Fighter: TAS, and Young Hercules, starring Oscar-nominee Ryan Gosling. Eric has been a studio executive and has been nominated for an Emmy Award. He considers X-Men: the Animated Series his favorite job ever!

Eric’s new book retells his personal, inside account of how the series got on the air, the many challenges that were overcome and how the show prevailed. The head writer interviewed 36 of the artists, writers, voice cast, and executives who helped make this game-changing series a worldwide success. This book is an authoritative look into the creation of the animated series that nobody expected to succeed. Lewald offers a unique behind-the-scenes look at the Saturday-morning cartoon series that changed Hollywood.

Legacy Comics and Cards
123 W Wilson Ave, Glendale, CA 91203
(818) 247-8803

PA – Holy Diver Release Party

Christine Larsen appears at Brave New Worlds on Saturday December 16th at 3:00 PM to celebrate the release of HOLY DIVER!

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Brave New Worlds
55 North 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 925-6525

MA – FNC Holiday Signing

Peter Simeti, Cody SousaBen Goldsmith, Mike Doherty, and Don Mathias sign at Friendly Neighborhood Comics on Saturday, December 16th from 1-5pm!

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Friendly Neighborhood Comics
191 Mechanic Street (Route 140), Bellingham, MA 02019
508-966-2275

CA – Verax Signing

Press Release: 

Fantastic Comics is pleased to invite you to an author talk, Q&A, and signing with Pratap Chatterjee, award-winning journalist and co-author of the new graphic nonfiction title VERAX: The True History of Whistleblowers, Mass Surveillance and Drone Warfare, on Saturday, December 16th at 5:00 PM.

VERAX reveals the true story of American electronic surveillance in the post 9-11 world. With art by Khalil Bendib, the co-creator of the critically acclaimed ZAHRA’S PARADISE, VERAX is a sweeping graphic history of electronic surveillance from 9/11 to the latest drone strike

9/11 not only marked the worst domestic terror attack in U.S. history, but also unleashed electronic spying by the government on a massive worldwide scale. In a wholly original and engaging telling, Verax (“truth-teller” and one of Edward Snowden’s code names) recounts the full story of American electronic surveillance post 9/11, in brilliant comics form.

We follow Pratap Chatterjee, journalist sleuth, as he dives deep into the world of electronic surveillance and introduces its cast of characters: developers, companies, users, government agencies, whistleblowers, journalists, and, in a leading role, the devices themselves. He explains the complex ways governments follow the movements and interactions of individuals and countries, whether by tracking the players of Angry Birds, deploying “Stingrays” that listen in on phone calls or “deep packet inspection” that mines email, or by weaponizing programs with names like Howlermonkey and Godsurge to attack the infrastructure of states such as Iran and remotely guide the U.S. missiles used in drone killings. He chronicles the complicity of corporations like Apple, Verizon, and Google, and the daring of the journalists and whistleblowers―from Snowden to Julian Assange to the lesser-known NSA Four―who made sure that the world would know. Finally, he gives a prognosis for the future of electronic surveillance, and for the fortunes of those who resist it.

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Fantastic Comics
2026 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
510-848-2988

DE – Pizza Tree Signing

Creators Chase & Mark Poulton appear at The Comic Book Shop from Sunday, December 17th from noon till 3:00 PM on to sign their new series PIZZA TREE from Arcana Comics!

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The Comic Book Shop
1855 Marsh Road, Wilmington, DE 19810
(302) 477-1119

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