NYCC and Brooklyn Brewery Launch Defender IPA


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Come hang out with New York Comic Con and Brooklyn Brewery to launch the Defender, the Official beer of New York Comic Con on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 7: 30 PM! Kick back and relax on this hump day with a pint of the Defender and mingle with other pop culture Fans for a pre-NYCC celebration. We’ll be joined by Defender artist Khary Randolph with the opportunity for some awesome photo ops! Come dressed to conquer all evil and take part in the Defender Costume Contest for a chance to win tickets to NYCC. Rock Candy Cakes will be unveiling a Defender cake based on Khary’s artwork and there may even be some exciting giveaways. You don’t want to miss this. We’ll see you there! (21+ only)

RSVP at the link for tickets…

Brooklyn Brewery Tasting Room
79 North 11th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11249

CANCELLED: Darryl Makes Comics Comic Con-cert



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No one epitomizes classic New York hip-hop like Darryl “DMC” McDaniels. On the heels of his new comic book imprint, Darryl Makes Comics, he’ll discuss his career, his influence on the music industry, and his new career making comics. And best of all, he wraps up the evening by giving a rare performance! Run – don’t walk – this way with DMC from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to the Hard Rock Café! Tickets are $40 and available online now. Presented as part of New York Super Week.

RSVP on Facebook!

Hard Rock Cafe Time Square
New York, New York 10025

Star Wars Rebels Previews Season 2 at NYCC 2015


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The Force is everywhere, but it may be heavily concentrated at this year’s New York Comic Con. On October 8, attendees will receive an exclusive sneak peek of what’s to come in the second season of Star Wars Rebels, along with a panel featuring special guests and a preview of two new episodes from the series.

As the second season of Star Wars Rebels opens, the crew of the Ghost is now a very real threat to the Empire. That’s bad news, because Darth Vader’s been assigned with the task of mopping them up. Undeterred, the rebels seek out old friends and new allies, hoping to rally the formidable alliance which began to crystallize at the end of Season One. Vader will dispatch new agents to counter their growing coalition, but the Sith Lord’s battle with the Rebels could be more personal than anyone realized.

The Star Wars Rebels panel will take place on the Empire Stage from 1:30-2:30 p.m. and be followed by an exclusive screening of two new episodes on the same stage from 5:30-6:30 p.m. These episodes will feature the series debut of Captain Rex, Captain Gregor, and Commander Wolffe — three clones from the hit animated series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars. They join another fan favorite from the show, Ahsoka Tano, who made her Star Wars Rebels debut in the final episode of Season One.

Star Wars Rebels returns with new episodes this fall on Disney XD.

UPDATED: Scene on Video: Mile High Comics at SDCC 2015

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Chuck Rozanski from Mile High Comics provided regular updates from the San Diego Comic-Con, and we have them gathered in one place for you.

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SDCC 2015 Recap: Deadpool

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Next year’s Deadpool film emerged as one of the highlights of this year’s San Diego Comic Con. Here are the full panel, interviews including one with Rob Liefeld, and the leaked trailer (NOTE: The trailer is not work-friendly or kid-safe.)

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Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, TJ Miller & Brianna Hildebrand’s DEADPOOL Interview
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MTV interviews Ryan Reynolds
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MTV interviews Ed Skrein
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JoBlo interviews Rob Liefeld
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Bootleg Copy of the Trailer
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Scene on Video: SDCC 2015

Be sure to keep coming back for more as we curate the best videos from the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con.

Scene on Video LIVE: Marvel at SDCC

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Marvel will be streaming live from the San Diego Comic-Con from 9:30AM to 7 PM PT each day (5PM on Sunday), and you can watch it right here:

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Scene on Video: WBTV Stars Describe SDCC in 3 Words


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It’s finally Comic-Con week and Warner Bros. Television talent are just as excited as the fans! They’ll have lots to say at their panels at SDCC, but for now…they’re expressing their excitement in just three words.

Left to their own devices with little instruction and only a cell phone for filming, some of TV’s biggest stars embraced the challenge: Share your Comic-Con experience in three words.The team at WBTV assembled the fun challenge in one super video.

Stars that participated in the rogue camera challenge include:

  • Supernatural’s Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles
  • The Vampire Diaries’ Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley, Candice Accola and Michael Malarkey
  • Mike Tyson Mysteries’ Mike Tyson
  • The Flash’s Candice Patton, Carlos Valdes and Danielle Panabaker
  • Arrow’s Katie Cassidy and Paul Blackthorne
  • The 100’s Eliza Taylor
  • The Originals’ Charles Michael Davis
  • Person of Interest’s Kevin Chapman
  • Gotham’s Ben McKenzie, David Mazouz and Camren Bicondova
  • Blindspot’s Jaimie Alexander
  • and the entire cast of iZOMBIE: Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli, Robert Buckley and David Anders.

And feel free to share YOUR three words for Comic-Con on social media! Use #WBSDCC so we won’t miss it.

Deadpool Cast Confirms SDCC 2015 Appearance with a Series of Tweets

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This morning, Ryan Reynolds and the cast of the upcoming film from 20th Century Fox, DEADPOOL, announced their appearance at this year’s Comic Con in San Diego with a nod to The Merc’s favorite TV Show, The Golden Girls, by tweeting the theme song. Below, find all the tweets from the DEADPOOL cast in order:




Release: February 12, 2016

Director: Tim Miller

Screenplay by: Paul Wernick & Rhett Reese

Producers: Simon Kinberg, Lauren Shuler Donner, Ryan Reynolds

Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, T.J. Miller, Gina Carano, Brianna Hildebrand


Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, DEADPOOL tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

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Hero Initiative Details MASSIVE Plans for SDCC 2015

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Hero Initiative Details MASSIVE Plans for San Diego’s Comic-Con

With New Overstreet plus two great parties: Stone Brewing’s Hop-Con and Jinx’s Second Annual Comic Kickoff Fundraiser!

Hero SDCCLOS ANGELES, CA (July 1, 2015) – The Hero Initiative, the charitable organization dedicated to helping veteran comic creators in medical or financial need, is travelling to Comic-Con International in San Diego July 8th -12th at the San Diego Convention center. We have exclusives, parties and special guests throughout the weekend that you will not want to miss! Booth #5003 is the place to be!

Partygoers will have a great time with Hero, starting Wednesday, July 8 at 5 p.m. for Hop-Con! Star Trek’s Wil Wheaton and’s Drew Curtis debut their new w00tstout beer at Stone Brewing’s World Bistro! And the Rev. Dave Johnson had the honor to create the label for the famed beer. Prints of Rev. Dave’s art are available, so don’t miss out on this epic event! Proceeds benefit Hero, so get your tickets NOW!

The good times continue to roll all night Wednesday! Head to Gabe Eltaeb’s Second Annual Comic Kickoff Fundraiser and Party at Basic Bar and Pizza located at 410 10th Ave. in downtown San Diego from 9 p.m.-1 a.m.! Win great raffle prizes, meet amazing artists and have a couple drinks all to support Hero initiative! Artists include Todd Nauck, Jim Calafiore, Eddie Nunez, Doug Wheatley and more!

Hero is proud to once again have an exclusive limited edition of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #45. Now in its fifth decade, the Guide is the preeminent source for comic book pricing information, and SDCC is where to get it first! The cover this year features The Spirit by Dave Johnson. This Hero-exclusive edition is limited to 500 copies in hardcover only at $35.

And Hero has your chance to meet Robert Overstreet himself! Five lucky winners will get a chance to have lunch with Overstreet AND get an amazing prize package worth over $400! Check out Hero’s auctions on eBay and place your bid!

Hero is your exclusive go-to for CGC Signature Series for a number of great creators including: Amanda Conner, Alex de Campi, Dan Jurgens, Brian Haberlin, Jonathan Hickman, Dave Johnson, Scott Koblish, Ken Lashley, David Lloyd, Laura Martin, Bill Morrison, Greg Pak, Jimmy Palmiotti, Andrew Pepoy, Darick Robertson and Jim Zub. You MUST drop off your books at the CGC booth, #901, by Friday, July 10 at 5 p.m., and get your signatures and certifications without the hassle of lines!

And as always, Hero has an amazing crew of artists and writers at the booth! Make sure you don’t miss out on 10-year-old sensation Ethan Castillo! Check him out, along with all the amazing talent:

WED., JULY 8 (con hours 600-900)

630-900: Scott Koblish

THUR., JULY 9 (con hours 930-700)

1100-1230: Dave Johnson

130-300: Ethan Castillo

430-600: Dave Johnson + Robert Overstreet

FRI., JULY 10 (con hours 930-700)

1000-1100: Alex de Campi

1100-1230: Dave Johnson

1230-130: Dan Jurgens

130-300: Ethan Castillo

430-600: Dave Johnson

SAT., JULY 11 (con hours 930-700)

1000-1100: Alex de Campi

1100-1200: Dave Johnson

1200-100: Dan Jurgens

530-700: Greg Pak

SUN., JULY 12 (con hours 930-500)

1000-1100: Alex de Campi

1100-1200: Dave Johnson

1200-200: Greg Pak


About The Hero Initiative

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book artists and craftsmen in need. Hero Initiative creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $700,000 to the comics veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit or call 626-676-6354.

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