Writer PETER MILLIGAN and cover artist JOHN McCREA will be signing THE MUMMY #1 at the Forbidden Planet Birmingham Megastore on Saturday 12th November from 1:00 – 2:00 PM.
For 2000 years the Sect of Anubis have prolonged their life spans through human sacrifice and the enslavement of an Egyptian High Priestess cursed to walk the afterlife for all eternity. On one night every thirty years the Sect must offer up a human vessel to house the spirit of Nebetah so that they can kill her and drink her blood, thus granting them immortality. But this year they have chosen the wrong vessel and she’s not going willingly…
Peter Milligan is an award-winning London-based writer of comic books and graphic novels, published in many languages throughout the world. His work includes ground-breaking titles such as the psychedelic Shade The Changing Man and SKIN, about a skinhead suffering from the effects of Thalidomide, up to Greek Street, an homage to Greek myth seen through the prism of violent modern-day London. His work also includes the more mainstream, from Batman to the successful and critically acclaimed re-imagining of the X-Men myth: X-STATIX, described by Kevin Smith as “the most well-observed scholarly analysis of media-manipulation filtered through a pop-culture lens ever committed to the page”. He has also had two films produced: Pilgrim starring Ray Liotta and An Angel For May, starring Tom Wilkinson.
John McCrea is a respected illustrator and comic book artist who has illustrated iconic characters such as Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, the Hulk, Spider Man, Daredevil, Wolverine, Star Wars, Judge Dredd and the Simpsons. He works as an illustrator in book, record and magazine publishing, and undertakes design and storyboarding work for multimedia and the entertainment industry including being a Lucasfilm accredited artist. He also teaches in schools and colleges, and works with charitable organisations and local authorities producing comics spotlighting issues such as children’s rights, drug abuse, homelessness, safe sex and proper foot care.
Forbidden Planet Birmingham Megastore
74 Bull Street, Birmingham, B4 6AD
Writer Vivek J. Tiwary signs The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story at Comicazi on Friday October 28, 2016 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM.
The Fifth Beatle is an award-winning, #1 New York Times best selling graphic novel and forthcoming feature film recounting the untold true story of Brian Epstein– the brilliant visionary who discovered the Beatles in a cellar in Liverpool, nurtured, protected, and guided them to international stardom, but died painfully lonely at the age of 32.
407 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA 02144
Writer Amy Chu and variant cover artist Sean Von Gorman will visit Twilite Zone Comics on Saturday October 22, 2016 at 4:00 PM to sign the new Dynamite comic KISS #1!
Twilite Zone Comics
18 Crain Hwy N, Glen Burnie, Maryland 21061
Series cover artist Adam Miller appears at Larry’s Comics on Saturday October 29, 2016 from 11:00am – 3:00 PM to sign States of Terror #3!
68 Lakeview Avenue, Lowell, MA 01850
Comedian/Comic Writer Brian Posehn (Deadpool, The Last Christmas) appears at Excalibur Comics on Friday, October 21, 2016 at 6:00 PM for a signing!
Excalibur Books & Comics
2444 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214-3969
October 18, 2016 by Joe Fauvel
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So please join us for a special Spooky Empire convention this December 2-4, 2016 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.
We are working very hard on getting the guest list together and should have some announcements this week. We are working hard on booking some of the guests that were to attend last weekend.
Anyone that has purchased advanced tickets for the October Spooky Empire, we are giving you two options…your tickets will be accepted at either the December rescheduled event OR the April convention (April 21-23, 2017) For general admission ticket holders, there is no notice necessary and tickets do not need to be re-issued, just bring your existing ticket with you to one of the two events.
If you are a VIP package holder, please contact us to let us know which event you’ll be using your VIP package for.
(Emails will be going out to all ticket holders within the next 24 hours)
Due to the rescheduling of this event, tickets are non-refundable. However, if you are unable to use your tickets for either of the two events, these tickets are transferable. They may be sold or given to someone that can use them.
EXHIBITORS AND TATTOO ARTISTS: Your booth space will be available to you for either December OR April. However, we do need to know ASAP so that we can plan the space accordingly for each show. Emails are going out to all of you as well.
For everyone that has supported Spooky Empire over the last week, you will not be forgotten!! Everyone that contributed will be a part of this event in one way or another. Your generous contributions will go towards the expenses associated with making this rescheduled event happen. We are forever grateful and humbled by everyone’s support, patience, dedication and generosity. This is truly a family! The thought of possibly having to close Spooky Empire for good was the worst possible outcome for us, and all of your support this past week made us realize we have to do whatever we can to keep moving forward!
Stay tuned for updates!
Thanks so much!
Hub Comics hosts the MICE kick-off party on Friday October 28th from 7:00 – 9:00 PM featuring artists Faith Erin Hicks (The Nameless City), Wren McDonald (SP4RX), Jeremy Sorese (Curveball), Sara Varon (Sweaterweather), Drew Weing (The Creepy Casefiles of Margo Maloo), Greg Cook (Friends Is Friends), Joel Gill (Bessie Stringfield) and Jason Rodriguez (Colonial Comics)! They will also appear that weekend at the Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo (MICE).
Hub Comics – Union Square
19 Bow Street, Somerville, MA 02143
Artist Steve Lieber and colorist Ryan Hill appear at Bridge City Comics on Friday, November 4, 2016 starting at 6:00 PM to celebrate the release of THE FIX’s collection from Image Comics.
THE FIX is a story of the crooked cops, scheming mobsters, and corrupt politicians that run Los Angeles-and the sex toy that can bring them all down. Oh, and the hero is a drug-sniffing beagle named Pretzels.
Bridge City Comics will have copies of The Fix trade paperback collection ($9.99), as well as single issues, available for purchase at this event! Lieber and Hill will be in attendance to sign your copies! Refreshments will be served free of charge.
Bridge City Comics
3725 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227
Author Marie Brennan appears at Pandemonium Books & Games on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 7:00 PM to celebrate the store’s 27th anniversary!
A Natural History of Dragons, the first book in Brennan’s Lady Trent series, is one of our constant bestsellers at the store, and it continuously makes the rounds on many staff recommendation shelves, as well as a variety of displays within the store. The fourth book in the series, In the Labyrinth of Drakes, came out in April.
Marie Brennan also has a new series of novellas from Tor Publishing, which began with Cold-Forged Flame in September. Book two, Lightning in the Blood, is due in April of 2017.
There will be a reading, followed by a signing. The event is free and open to the public.
Pandemonium Books & Games
4 Pleasant Street, Cambridge, MA 02139