Joe Benitez and Ale Garza sign at Velvet Underground Comics on Saturday May 4, 2013 for Free Comic Book Day!!
Velvet Underground Comics
4241 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89102
Audi and Marvel Iron Man Contest Winner to Receive Trip to SDCC 2013 with an Art Review by a Marvel Editor
Audi and Marvel Launch Contest Inviting Fans to Craft Iron Man’s Next Adventure in a Crowd-Sourced Digital Comic Book
HERNDON, VA–(Apr 15, 2013) -
- Audi and Iron Man fans choose Tony Stark’s fate and create a final panel to his adventures at www.SteerTheStory.com
- Participants will have the opportunity to become a Marvel co-creator when they create their own final panel
- U.S. residents will have a chance to win an original art board signed by Marvel artists and a trip to Comic Con in San Diego for an art review by a top Marvel editor
Audi, along with Marvel Entertainment, LLC, announced the launch of its digital Iron Man “Steer The Story” comic book contest in support of the brand’s presence in Marvel’s Iron Man 3 and overall involvement with the film franchise. The contest, which officially launched last week, gives Marvel’s Iron Man 3 fans the opportunity to become a co-creator and to decide what happens to Tony Stark in the Audi and Iron Man comic book by voting via social media sharing.
To kick off the contest, Audi released a video revealing the contest details. Marvel’s Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso and editors Jeanine Schaefer and Bill Rosemann will serve as the contest judges for the final component of the contest, which gives consumers the chance to create their very own final panel to Tony Stark’s adventure by drawing or photographing their submission. Iron Man fans can visit www.SteerTheStory.com to view the first chapter of the Audi and Iron Man comic book and begin voting through their mobile device, tablet and/or desktop to steer Iron Man’s fate.
This week, Audi will be releasing two short videos giving fans step-by-step instructions on how to draw Tony Stark’s Audi R8 and Iron Man’s helmet, arming particpants with tools used by Marvel artists as they prepare their very own final panel. Audi will reveal the results of the first voting period today and will also launch the second chapter of the comic book. On April 22, Audi will reveal the results of the second voting period, and will also launch the third chapter, giving fans the opportunity to upload their submissions depicting the finale of Tony Stark’s adventure.
All participants who submit a creative final panel will be acknowledged in the final page of the Audi and Iron Man comic book. Eligible participants in the United States, who upload their creative panel for the final chapter beginning April 22 (12:00 a.m. ET) to May 3 (11:59 p.m ET), in accordance with the Official Rules and Conditions, will have a chance to win prizes. On May 10, two finalists and one grand prize winner, selected by Marvel judges, will be announced via www.SteerTheStory.com. On May 24, all participants will be directed to www.Marvel.com to download the final Audi and Iron Man comic book.
“Audi is once again excited to create an opportunity to engage consumers with both the Audi brand and Marvel’s Iron Man franchise,” said Loren Angelo, Director of Marketing for Audi of America. “The ‘Steer The Story’ contest is a perfect chance for us to provide consumers, fans and enthusiasts with the ultimate experience to showcase their creativity and unique designs that not only reflect Tony Stark’s character but also the brand’s latest innovations.”
“As Iron Man fans ourselves, we can’t wait to see the exciting and creative submissions from the Armored Avengers’ worldwide following,” said Marvel editor Bill Rosemann. “Just think about it: Not only do you get to choose Tony’s action at the end of each chapter’s cliffhanger, but you also get to jump up on stage and show to the world that you have the best idea for our explosive finale. It’s your opportunity to prove you’re the ultimate Iron Man fan!”
After supporting the first and second installments of the film franchise, Audi once again will be highlighted throughout Marvel’s Iron Man 3, as Tony Stark will be seen behind the wheel of the all-electric Audi R8 e-tron sports car prototype. In addition to the R8 e-tron, the Audi S7 Sportback is also featured as Pepper Potts’ car. Marvel’s Iron Man 3 will hold its world premiere on April 24 in Los Angeles and is due in theaters on May 3.
Audi will also be lending its support to Marvel’s Iron Man 3 film through activities including a month-long late night television and national cable campaign as well as an online presence on the popular movie sites www.Fandango.com and www.Movies.com. The brand is also unveiling an all-new Audi Marvel’s Iron Man 3 ad that will run in cinemas throughout the month leading up to the film’s release.
About Marvel’s Iron Man 3
Marvel’s Iron Man 3 pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?
Starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale with Jon Favreau and Ben Kingsley, Marvel’s Iron Man 3 is directed by Shane Black from a screenplay by Drew Pearce & Shane Black and is based on Marvel’s iconic Superhero Iron Man, who first appeared on the pages of “Tales of Suspense” (#39) in 1963 and had his solo comic book debut with “The Invincible Iron Man” (#1) in May of 1968.
Marvel’s Iron Man 3 is presented by Marvel Studios in association with Paramount Pictures and DMG Entertainment. Marvel Studios’ President Kevin Feige is producing and Jon Favreau, Louis D’Esposito, Charles Newirth, Victoria Alonso, Stephen Broussard, Alan Fine, Stan Lee and Dan Mintz are executive producers. The film releases on May 3, 2013, and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
Contest Eligibilty and Rules
Age of eligibility: 18+
The judging criteria includes:
- 60% Creativity
- 20% Quality of the submission
- 20% Fit to the rest of the story
Two finalists will receive:
- Marvel’s Iron Man 3 Movie Poster signed by Actors and Marvel Judges
The grand prize winner will receive:
- Marvel’s Iron Man 3 Movie Poster signed by Actors and Marvel Judges
- One signed Marvel comic book art board
- Two four-day passes to Comic Con 2013 in San Diego
- Art reviewed by top Marvel editor at Comic Con 2013 in San Diego
- Round-trip travel and lodging for two for a three night’s stay at Comic Con 2013 in San Diego
Additionally, the winning submission will be included in the final digital Audi and Iron Man comic book.
No purchase necessary. Legal residents of the 50 United States (D.C.) 18 years and older who did not purchase any equipment for purposes of entering the contest. Void where prohibited. Enter contest by: May 3, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. ET. For official rules and prize descriptions, visit www.SteerTheStory.com starting April 22, 2013.
ABOUT MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit marvel.com.
Audi of America, Inc. and its U.S. dealers offer a full line of German-engineered luxury vehicles. AUDI AG is among the most successful luxury automotive brands globally. Audi was a top-performing luxury brand in Europe during 2012, and broke all-time company sales records in the U.S. Through 2016, AUDI AG will invest about $17 billion on new products, facilities and technologies. Visit www.audiusa.com or www.audiusanews.com for more information regarding Audi vehicle and business issues.
Terry Dodson, Erika Moen, Michael Avon Oeming, and more sign at TFAW on Saturday May 4, 2013 for Free Comic Book Day!
Saturday, May 4 is Free Comic Book Day, and we’re throwing a fantastic celebration the entire family can enjoy. Choose up to 10 free comics while supplies last, save up to 60% on thousands of items, and shop $5 doorbusters.
Portland FCBD Schedule:
9:00 am: Doors open!
11:30-1:30 pm Signings:
* Terry Dodson – Uncanny X-Men, Captain Marvel
* Erika Moen – Bucko, DAR
* Jeremy Barlow – Mass Effect, R.I.P.D.
2:00-4:00 pm Signings:
* Joshua Williamson and Vicente Navarrete – Captain Midnight, Sketch Monsters
* Michael Avon Oeming – Victories, Powers, Thor
Special Guests: Free demos by Espionage Cosmetics from 12-3; the Pirates of PDX YAR from 10-2.
Things From Another World
2916 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232
Whilce Portacio, Mike Kunkel, Glen Brunswick, and Chris Moreno sign at Collector’s Paradise in Pasadena on Saturday May 4, 2013 for Free Comic Book Day!
Collector’s Paradise FREE COMIC BOOK DAY Signing event is from 2pm to 5pm, while the sale and free comics are from 11am to 7pm, regular store hours. This year, in addition to the FREE Books, we’ll be hosting the following talented creators:
Whilce Portacio – Legendary comic creator, co-founder of Image Comics, co-creator and artist on the hot new Image Comics series, Non-Humans, with Glen Brunswick, as well as creator of Wetworks, and artist on Uncanny X-Men, Hulk, Iron Men and much more.
Glen Brunswick – co-creator and writer of Non-Humans, as well as many other fantastic books for Image Comics, including Gray Area (with John Romita Jr), Jersey Gods, and Killing Girl.
Mike Kunkel – an incredible Animator, and creator/writer/artist on the Classic comic book series, Herobear & The Kid, which comes back on Free Comic Book Day via Boom! Studios, as well as the artist on DC’s Billy Batson & The Magic of Shazam.
Chris Moreno – Creator / Artist on Zombie Dickheads, as well as the artist on Image Comics’ and more recently Kickstarter-resurrected Sidekick, as well as Disney’s Toy Story and more.
319 S. Arroyo Parkway #4, Pasadena, CA 91105
Via Nuclear Blast:
For metalheads traveling to this year’s Comic-Con® , Booth #503 will be THE place to be.
After years of fans’ desperate yearning for someone to merge one slice of Americana with another, it’s the brilliant minds at Stern Pinball,Inc. who are credited with having invented something so unique, it perplexes even the brightest minds as to how global society will be impacted.
Stern Pinball, Inc., the leading maker of arcade-quality pinball in the world, has honored one of the world’s foremost metal bands with the newest addition to their rock ‘n’ roll collection and has hit a bull’s eye with METALLICA devotees, gamers, and consumer electronic connoisseurs.
Thaaat’s right: Say hello to the METALLICA pinball machine.
And where will one of these mechanically magnificent beasts be showcased?
At Comic-Con® International: San Diego’s NuclearBlast Booth #503 from July 18th – 21st.
Channeling the band’s aggressive musicianship and notoriously fast tempos, the METALLICA pinball game will set the tone for an exhilarating player experience by featuring 12 classic METALLICA hits culled from their over 30-year history including“Creeping Death,” “Master Of Puppets,” “Battery,” “One,” and “Fade ToBlack.”
“We are proud to release our newest music-themed game designed to capture the raw, rebellious nature of METALLICA,” said Gary Stern, Chairman and CEO of Stern Pinball, Inc.
The METALLICA game continues both the Stern Pinball and the Stern family tradition of producing quality pinball machines for young and old. The company traces its lineage to Philadelphia in the 1930s when Sam Stern entered the business of operating pinball games. Sam Stern subsequently became part owner and president of Williams Manufacturing, a pioneer in the pinball industry, and passed his lifelong enthusiasm for the game and the business of pinball to his son Gary Stern who founded Stern Pinball. Today pinball remains one of America’s favorite pastimes.
The METALLICA pinball machine is available through authorized Stern distributors and dealers;it can also be ordered online.
Pro Version: $4,995
Premium Version (Road Case): $6,995
Limited Edition Version: (Master Of Puppets): $7,595
Features for all models are listed at: http://www.metallica.com/news/20130411-359099.asp
Formed in 1981 by drummer Lars Ulrich and guitarist and vocalist James Hetfield, METALLICA have become one of the most influential and commercially successful rock bands in history, having sold 110 million albums worldwide and playing to millions of fans the world over. They have scored several multi-platinum albums, including 1991’s METALLICA (commonly referred to as “The Black Album”), which tops Soundscan’s best-selling album in history list by scanning 16 million albums in the United States alone. Their latest album, Death Magnetic, was certified platinum just six weeks after it debuted atop the Billboard Top 200 Album chart in October 2008. Death Magnetic charted at #1 in 32 countries. METALLICA have also garnered numerous awards and accolades, including nine Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, and multiple MTV Video Music Awards, and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in 2009. The band recently celebrated its 30th-Anniversary with a week’s worth of fan club concerts at the Fillmore Theater in San Francisco, CA. In 2012, they announced the launch of Orion Music+ More, an annual two-day festival curated and headlined by the band. This past summer, METALLICA unveiled a brand new stage in Mexico City that featured iconic elements that spanned its 30-year career. They played eight shows to nearly 180,000 fans at the Sports Arena in Mexico City. Later that month the band performed four shows on the same stage in Canada, two in Edmonton and two in Vancouver, during which they shot their upcoming Nimród Antal directed 3D Feature Film, Through The Never, which will be released in 2013. For more information, visit www.METALLICA.com
About Stern Pinball, Inc.:
Stern Pinball, Inc., headquartered just outside Chicago, Illinois, is the leading producer of pinball games in the world. Stern’s highly talented creative and technical teams design, engineer and manufacture popular arcade-quality pinball games. Recent popular Stern titles include Avengers, X-Men, AC/DC, Tron, Transformers, Avatar, Iron Man, Batman, Spiderman and many more. All of Stern’s pinball games are crafted by hand and assembled by Stern’s expert team. Both pinball enthusiasts and casual players around the globe enjoy Stern’s games. To learn more about the METALLICA pinball game and Stern Pinball, visit www.SternPinball.com.
About Nuclear Blast Records:
Independently owned for 26 years and counting, Nuclear Blast Records is synonymous with the worldwide advancement of heavy metal & extreme music. Founded in Donzdorf, Germany in 1987, Nuclear Blast boasts a roster of over 100 bands representing eighteen countries and over sixteen different metal genres. Their North American satellite office in Los Angeles has helped build the label’s trusted global reputation with high-profile tours, numerous Billboard chart entries, and continual signings of new & heritage acts to their roster.
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David Petersen, Joe Foo, Jay Fosgitt, Jesse Hughes, and more sign at Green Brain Comics on Saturday May 4, 2013 for Free Comic Book Day!
We throw the biggest FCBD party in the area and this year will be no exception!
Plans are already in the works for great local creator and fun surprises!
Mark your calendar!! More details coming soon!!
Confirmed guests include:
David Petersen (1pm)
Jennifer & Audra Rose
What to expect:
– 3 “Free Comic Book Day” books just for showing up!
– Bring a non-perishable food item for Gleaners Food Bank for an extra FCBD book!
– Donate to Friends for the Dearborn Animal Shelter for an extra FCBD book!
Green Brain Comics
13210 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, MI 48126
Big Bang Comics and Collectibles
437 Broad Street, Sewickley, PA 15143
Meet comic book creators Jason Pearson, Vernon Smith, Tim Lattie, Robby Musso, and more on Saturday May 4, 2013 for Free Comic Book Day!! Take pictures with Star Wars characters from the 501st and Rebel Legion!
Media Underground Comics
4953 West Napoleon, Metairie, LA 70001
Andy Kuhn, John Dell, Derec Donovan, Mark Probst, and many more sign at 3 Alarm Comics on Saturday May 4, 2013 for Free Comic Book Day!
Andy Kuhn - Fire Breather, TMNT, Spider-Man, Batgirl
John Dell - Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers vs X-Men, JLA
Mark Probst - Action Comics New 52, Aquaman, JLA
Steven Butler - Spider-Man, Sonic, X-Men
Mitch Byrd - Green Lantern, Lady Death, Generation X
Steve Scott - Batman, JLA, She-Hulk
Derec Donovan - Youngblood, Green Lantern, R.E.B.E.L.S.
Barry Gregory - Ka-Blam Digital Printing
Thomas Florimonte - Ka-Blam Digital Printing
Wade Acuff - Lord Of the Rings Movies, Nickelodeon’s Lazy Town
Bryan King - Neo-Earth
Andy Childress - Bubbaworld Comix
PLUS a Cosplay Contest with a $100 prize
AND Raffles and Auctions held with all proceeds going to local libraries.
3 Alarm Comics
15210 Lemoyne Blvd, Biloxi, MS 39532
Writer DAN SLOTT signs at Zapp Comics from noon until 5:00 pm on Saturday May 4, 2013 for Free Comic Book Day! Autographs will be FREE with a limit of 2 per person.
574 Valley Road, Wayne, NJ 07470