A. Adams, Azzarello, Chin, and Russell Join Baltimore Comic-Con 2018

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – April 6, 2018 – The Baltimore Comic-Con returns to the Inner Harbor’s Baltimore Convention Center on September 28-30, 2018.

 The Baltimore Comic-Con is pleased announce the addition of Art Adams, Brian Azzarello, Joyce Chin, and P. Craig Russell to our 2018 event.

Arthur Adams is an award-winning artist who became an immediate fan favorite as the penciler on the critically acclaimed 1985 Longshot mini-series. His decades-spanning career has included cover and interior work on such titles as Batman, Superman, Avengers, Spider-Man, X-Men, New Mutants, Gen 13,  Godzilla, The Authority, Danger Girl, Excalibur, Ultimate X, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Hulk. He’s the creator, writer and artist on Monkeyman and O’Brien. Outside of comics, Arthur has done movie, toy, and game designs, book illustrations, and provided the artwork for an X-Men-themed Spaghetti-O’s can. More recently, in addition to the covers to many of Marvel’s top books, he supplied a run of covers for Guardians of the Galaxy, and a run on covers for X-Men Blue. He’s also currently working on a creator-owned property.

Brian Azzarello has been writing comics professionally since the mid-1990s. He is the author of Spaceman, Batman: Broken City, and came to prominence with the Harvey and Eisner Award-winning hard-boiled crime series 100 Bullets, published by DC Comics’ mature-audience imprint Vertigo. The New York Times best-selling author’s other work for includes Wednesday Comics, Hellblazer, Loveless, Superman: For Tomorrow, Joker, Luthor, Before Watchmen: Rorschach, Before Watchmen: Comedian, Sgt. Rock: Between Hell and a Hard Place, DKIII: The Master Race, and Wonder Woman at DC Comics, as well as Startling Stories: Banner, Cage, and Spider-Man’s Tangled Web at Marvel.

Joyce Chin has been working in comics since 1995 when she pencilled several issues of Guy Gardner: Warrior for DC Comics. Since then, she’s has gone on to work on many titles, providing interiors and some covers on stories for the Hulk, Red Sonja, Vampirella, Green Lantern, Vampirella, Xena, Spider-Man, Superman, and Witchblade with a variety of publishers. She’s also worked on book, game, and magazine and toy packaging illustrations. Currently, she’s been keeping busy penciling and inking Marvel covers for books as diverse as All-New Wolverine, America Chavez, Deadpool Duck, Iron Man, Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, Thor, Spider-Man, X-Men ’92, and Hellcat. She’s also currently working on a creator-owned property.

A graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a degree in painting, P. Craig Russell has run the gamut in comics. After establishing a name for himself at Marvel on Killraven and Dr. Strange, he went on to become one of the pioneers who opened new vistas for this underestimated field with, among other works, adaptations of operas by Mozart (The Magic Flute), Strauss (Salome) and Wagner (The Ring of the Nibelung). Russell is also known for his Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde series as well as his graphic novel adaptations of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman: The Dream Hunters, Coraline, Murder Mysteries, and American Gods. Additionally, Craig will be debuting the “Fine Art Edition” for Salome and Other Stories at the 2018 Baltimore Comic-Con.

“The buzz we’ve heard from announcing these four guests alone has been fantastic,” said Marc Nathan, show promoter for the Baltimore Comic-Con. “Everyone is excited to get a chance to interact with each of these great talents, and we are thrilled to have them!”

General Admission and VIP Package tickets for Weekend, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday are now on sale! Visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com/tickets/ for more information and to purchase your advanced tickets now, and as always, kids 10 and under get into the show free with a paid adult General Admission!

In addition to on-site CGC grading, this year’s confirmed guests for the show include: Arthur Adams (Guardians of the Galaxy), Joel Adams (Bucky O’Hare Graphic Novel Coloring Book), Neal Adams (Deadman), Zeea Adams (Neal Adams Monsters), Arantza (fantasy artist), Brian Azzarello (100 Bullets), Jeremy Bastian (Cursed Pirate Girl), Marty Baumann (Wreck-It Ralph 2), Mark Buckingham (Scooby Apocalypse), Buzz (Superman: The Coming of the Supermen), Greg Capullo (Dark Knights: Metal), Christa Cassano (Ghetto Klown), Howard Chaykin (Captain America), Joyce Chin (All-New Wolverine), Frank Cho (Harley Quinn), Steve Conley (The Middle Age), Katie Cook (Thanos Annual), Kristina Deak-Linsner (Vampirella: Roses for the Dead), Todd Dezago (Tellos), Garth Ennis (Jimmy’s Bastards, Friday and Saturday only), David Finch (Trinity), Meredith Finch (Rose), Jenny Frison (Wonder Woman), Joe Giella (The Flash), Dean Haspiel (The Red Hook), Tony Isabella (Black Lightning), Todd Johnson (Tribe), Tom King (Batman), Barry Kitson (The Flash), Hope Larson (Batgirl), Leo Leibelman (Heavy Metal), Paul Levitz (Brooklyn Blood), Joseph Michael Linsner (Vampirella: Roses for the Dead), Shawn Martinbrough (Shadowman), Dawn McTeigue (Divinica), Terry Moore (Strangers in Paradise), Denny O’Neil (DC Universe Holiday Special, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Dan Parent (Betty & Veronica Friends Forever), Jeff Parker (Future Quest Presents), Paul Pelletier (Titans Special), David Petersen (Mouse Guard), Andy Price (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic), Afua Richardson (Black Panther: World of Wakanda), Don Rosa (Uncle Scrooge), Craig Rousseau (Startup), P. Craig Russell (Salome and Other Stories), Stuart Sayger (GI Joe: A Real American Hero vs. The Six-Million Dollar Man), Louise Simonson (Action Comics #1000), Walter Simonson (Thor), Joe Staton (Dick Tracy), Brian Stelfreeze (Black Panther), Larry Stroman (Tribe), Peter Tomasi (Superman), David Trustman (God Slap), Sarah Trustman (The Memory Arts), Gus Vazquez (Sunfire and Big Hero Six), Rick Veitch (Rick Veitch’s The One), Magdalene Visaggio (Eternity Girl), Mark Waid (Captain America), Rich Woodall (The Mike Wieringo Tellos Tribute), and Thom Zahler (Time & Vine).

The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 19th year of bringing the comic book industry to the mid-Atlantic area. For more information, please visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com.

Clermont Comic Con announces ANT Creator for November Show!

 Mario Gully, Creator of ANT announced for Clermont Comic Con

Mario Gully – Also known professionally as O.M.G. – is an American comic book artist, who created the comic book series Ant. Ant was first picked up by Arcana Studios and later moved to Image Comics where it would deal with more adult themes, leading to an incident where Gully had to issue an apology for a partial nude scene. The comic book would move again to Big City Comics where three further issues were published. Mario Gully later moved from the Independent pool of comics to go on and draw for Marvel Comics. Collaboration with several artists, including Matt Nixon, J.Scott Campbell, Joe Benitez, Roy Thomas, and Thomas Riviere, Mario Gully worked as an illustrator. He also has drawn Marvel Illustrated: Treasure Island adapted by legendary writer Roy Thomas with whom he would also work on the adaptation of Kidnapped, Marvel Adventures Hulk, and Exiles.

Clermont Comic Con

November 18th
10AM – 5PM

Clermont Performing Arts Center
3700 S US-27, Clermont, Florida 34711

For more information on the Clermont Comic Con visit HERE!

 

 

Monster Mania Con celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Halloween

Join us at MONSTER-MANIA CON 40 as we continue to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN!

We are VERY happy to announce that NICK CASTLE will be returning to CHERRY HILL, NJ for MONSTER-MANIA CON 40 which will be held the weekend of AUGUST 17-19th!

HALLOWEEN fans know that NICK essentially defined the role of MICHAEL MYERS in John Carpenter’s original 1978 horror classic. Many have tried to imitate the mannerisms of THE SHAPE as portrayed by NICK in the film. Now, 40 years after the original film NICK will reprise the role in the new HALLOWEEN 2018 film which will be released in October of this year.

After the release of HALLOWEEN NICK moved behind the camera, taking on the role of director. NICK directed over 13 different projects including films such as 1984’s THE LAST STARFIGHTER, 1986’s THE BOY WHO COULD FLY, 1993’s DENNIS THE MENACE and the 1995 comedy MAJOR PAYNE. NICK also co-wrote ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK with John Carpenter.

Please join us in welcoming NICK CASTLE back to MONSTER-MANIA CON 40 in Cherry Hill, NJ!

For tickets be sure to visit our website at www.monstermania.net

MegaCon is Jericho!

One more for you wrestling fans!

We have the legendary Chris Jericho joining us at #MEGACON2018 too!

Christopher Keith Irvine, better known by the ring name Chris Jericho, is an American-born Canadian professional wrestler and musician. He is currently signed to both WWE and New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) as a free agent. He is also best known for his one tenure in World Championship Wrestling (WCW) as well as a short-lived tenure in Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW). His professional wrestling gimmick and on-stage music persona are both that of an over-the-top rock star. As a musician, he is currently the lead singer of rock band Fozzy.

See him there: MEGACONOrlando.com/tickets

Viz Media Presents Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure at C2E2 2018

Press Release:

VIZ Media heads to the midwest to participate in Chicago’s premier pop culture and comics convention, Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2). C2E2 takes place April 6 th to April 8 th in the South Building at McCormick Place in downtown Chicago. This year, VIZ Media will host several panels and welcomes English voice actors from the hit anime series JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE – STARDUST CRUSADERS as special guests. Catch Matthew Mercer (Jotaro Kujo) and Richard Epcar (Joseph Joestar) for an exciting JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE panel discussion and an in-person autograph session during the convention.

VIZ Media C2E2 Panels & Special Events Include:

Saturday, April 7th

1:30 – 2:30 PM
JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE Panel (Room S401)

Join VIZ Media and cast members Matthew Mercer and Richard Epcar to celebrate JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE – STARDUST CRUSADERS! We’ll have news, updates, all your best questions and more. All attendees will receive a special premium art card while supplies last.

JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE – STARDUST CRUSADERS Voice Cast Autograph Sessions at 2:45pm

Catch Richard Epcar (Joseph Joestar) for a special meet & greet and autograph session.

4:15 – 5:00 PM

JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE Live Stage (Booth #2033)

Catch an interview with JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE cast member Richard Epcar (Joseph Joestar) and hear all about the fan-favorite anime series!

Sunday, April 8th

12:15 – 1:15 PM

VIZ Media Official Panel (Room S404)

Join us as we celebrate a wide range of fan favorite titles such as NARUTO, ONE-PUNCH MAN, TOKYO GHOUL and SAILOR MOON. Be among the first to hear about Publishing and Animation acquisition news and stick around for prizes!

2:1005 – 2:30 PM

Live Stage Interview with Charlene Ingram (Booth #2033)

Catch an interview with VIZ Media’s Director of Animation Marketing and learn the latest on the company’s anime news and forthcoming new titles!

 

Inverse Press vistis Daytona Beach Comic Con

Inverse Press since 2010, Inverse Press has published independent comics publisher from the stormy shores of the Alabama Gulf Coast. Founders Kevin LaPorte and Amanda Rachels, along with our amazing and talented collaborators, craft comics stories that are often weird, sometimes dark, but always FUN.

You can find our comics on Kickstarter in advance of wide release, in comic shops worldwide via our publisher Cosmic Times, and then here on our website and digitally on ComiXology in perpetuity.

Daytona Beach Comic Con

The Original and Longest Running Comic Book, Toy and Collectible Convention in Daytona Beach, Florida

Saturday, April 21 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday, April 22 10 am – 4 pm

EMBRY-RIDDLE ICI CENTER
601 S. Clyde Morris Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114

For more information  and tickets visit HERE

Indy PopCon presents WIL WHEATON!

Indy PopCon presents WIL WHEATON!

From Stand By Me to Star Trek: The Next Generation to Geek & Sundry to The Big Bang Theory and so much more, Wil represents the best of what it means to be a geek. Come meet Wil June 9th and 10th ONLY at Indy PopCon: https://goo.gl/DMDsG5

Ben Affleck will visit Fan Expo Dallas!

Batman’s Ben Affleck will be joining FAN EXPO Dallas on Saturday April 7th! Special tickets and Photo ops will be on sale tomorrow at 10 AM – quantities are limited and will sell out!

Benjamin Geza Affleck-Boldt is an American actor and filmmaker. His accolades include two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, two BAFTA Awards, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. He began his career as a child and starred in the PBS educational series The Voyage of the Mimi in 1984, before a second run in 1988. He later appeared in the independent coming-of-age comedy Dazed and Confused (1993) and various Kevin Smith films, including Chasing Amy (1997) and Dogma (1999). Affleck gained wider recognition when he and childhood friend Matt Damon won the Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for writing Good Will Hunting (1997), which they also starred in. He then established himself as a leading man in studio films, including the disaster drama Armageddon (1998), the romantic comedy Forces of Nature (1999), the war drama Pearl Harbor (2001), and the thriller Changing Lanes (2002).

Get your FAN EXPO Dallas tickets today: https://www.fanexpodallas.com/en/buy-tickets/admission.html

Deadman Wonderland Creators Appear at Anime Central 2018

Press Release:

Viz Media proudly announces that it will welcome Jinsei Kataoka and Kazuma Kondou, the creators of the DEADMAN WONDERLAND manga series, as official Guests of Honor for Anime Central 2018. For their first professional appearance in North America, the creators are set to participate in a variety of panel discussions and autograph sessions. Event times and additional information on these sessions will be released soon.

Anime Central (ACen) is the Midwest’s largest anime fan convention and will take place from May 18 th to 20 th in Rosemont, IL, at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare and the adjacent Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, located less than 30 minutes from downtown Chicago. ACen presents special Guests of Honor from the Japanese and U.S. sectors of the anime and manga industry, as well as gaming, cinema, and other Asian pop culture personalities. VIZ Media will be located in Booth #IND-5. Complete details on Anime Central 2018 are available at: ACen.org.

Jinsei Kataoka and Kazuma Kondou are the writer and artist duo behind the best-selling DEADMAN WONDERLAND series. All thirteen volumes of the complete manga series are available in print and digital editions from VIZ Media (rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens). The action-packed title has also been adapted into a popular 12-episode anime series available domestically on home media formats from FUNimation.

During Anime Central, fans and convention attendees are invited to stop by the VIZ Media booth (#IND-5) for a variety of DEADMAN WONDERLAND premium giveaways. A DEADMAN WONDERLAND manga bundle (featuring vols. 1-2) will be available for purchase. Purchasers of this bundle will also receive a free gift – while supplies last.

“We are very excited to welcome the creators of DEADMAN WONDERLAND for a special appearance during Anime Central, and we invite convention goers to join us to celebrate this extraordinary manga series,” says Jennifer LeBlanc, Editor. “Fans will not want to miss this memorable opportunity to go behind the scenes of DEADMAN WONDERLAND with creators Jinsei Kataoka and Kazuma Kondou. We’ll see everyone in Chicago!”

In the DEADMAN WONDERLAND manga series, framed for the brutal murders of his classmates by the mysterious Red Man, a middle school student named Ganta Igarashi finds himself sentenced to death and sent to a bizarre and fatal theme park/prison that has risen from the ruins of the Great Tokyo Earthquake – a hell on earth known as “Deadman Wonderland.” The inmates of this insane penitentiary fight for survival every day to provide entertainment for the masses, and terrifying secrets lurk in the shadows. Ganta is determined to survive Deadman Wonderland and clear his name, but the price may be his soul.

Jinsei Kataoka and Kazuma Kondou made their debut in 2005 with the manga adaptation of the anime series EUREKA SEVEN, which is available digitally from VIZ Media. The two are currently working on their latest manga series, Smokin' Parade. For additional information on anime and manga titles distributed and published by VIZ Media, please visit viz.com.

Spooky Empire offers a special Photo-Op with Vinnie Vincent

No, you’re not “dreaming”, this photo opportunity is for real and you don’t want to miss out!

We’re very excited to bring you this rare photo op with VINNIE VINCENT in the “Love Kills” Freddy sweater and glove from the video! “Love Kills” was the theme song to “A Nightmare On Elm Street 4: the Dream Masters”, written and performed by Vinnie Vincent Invasion.

This photo op takes place on Saturday only. Time to be announced this week. Advance tickets for this photo op are on sale now at http://www.spookyempire.com/autograph-tickets

Don’t miss out, this photo op will Kill!

Get your tickets to Spooky Empire today!

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