Marvel and Wizard World Announce Variant Miracleman Covers, Starting with Neal Adams at Portland Comic Con 2014

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Press Release:

Marvel Will Offer Exclusive Books At All 16 Wizard World Shows In 2014 Beginning With ‘Miracleman #1′ At Portland Comic Con, January 24-26, ‘Miracleman #2′ At New Orleans Comic Con, February 7-9; VIP Attendees Receive Free Color Version; B&W Limited Edition Available For Purchase

NEW YORK, December 17, 2013 – Marvel Comics and Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) today announced a program by which VIP attendees at each of the 16 scheduled 2014 Wizard World Comic Con pop culture conventions will receive exclusive variant covers of the best Marvel titles, beginning with Miracleman #1 at Portland Comic Con (January 24-26) and Miracleman #2 at New Orleans Comic Con (Feb. 7-9). The first two limited-edition books, with covers illustrated by comics legend and Eisner Award Hall of Famer Neal Adams, feature interlocking covers, and will be available in both color and black & white sketch editions.

The colored version of Miracleman #1 will be limited to 3,000 copies and provided free at registration to all Wizard World VIP attendees, including any celebrity VIP packages. The Black & White sketch version is limited to just 2,500 copies and will be available for sale at the Wizard World Store on the convention floor. Quantities per purchase may be limited.

Adams is scheduled to be on site at each event to sign copies (autograph fees may apply). Leading professional comic grader CGC will also be on hand to accept books for grading and Signature Series.

“We are incredibly excited to work with Marvel on these limited variant covers,” said Wizard World CEO John Macaluso.  “Our fans will now have the opportunity to collect the hottest monthly Marvel titles drawn by attending artists at Wizard World shows. This is a huge benefit for all attendees.”

“As Wizard World adds shows across America, Marvel is pleased to be a part of their continued expansion,” said Marvel Entertainment SVP of Sales and Publishing David Gabriel. “We’re giving each cover the all-star treatment. With the biggest creators and the best characters on-board, we want each attendee’s Wizard World experience to be as special as possible.”

Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, comics, toys, video gaming, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more.  A first-class lineup of topical programming takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A’s, comics-themed sessions, costume contest, movie screenings, evening parties and more.  Sunday is also Kids Day, with an array of activities and programming specially designed for the younger Wizard World fans.

Wizard World Comic Con is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event.  Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed –  will roam the convention floor, often stopping by the Show Stage, the ideal place to see and be seen.

For more on the 2014 Wizard World Portland Comic Con, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/home-portland.html and to learn more about Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, go to http://www.wizardworld.com/home-neworleans.html.

About Wizard World:
Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking. The events often feature celebrities from movies and TV, artists and writers, and events such as premieres, gaming tournaments, panels, and costume contests.

About Marvel Entertainment, LLC
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 more than 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.

The full event schedule can be found at www.wizardworld.com.

Wizard World 2014 Schedule
January 24-26 – Wizard World Portland Comic Con
February 7-9 – Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con
March 7-9 – Wizard World Sacramento Comic Con
March 28-30 – Wizard World Louisville Comic Con
April 4-6 – Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con
May 2-4 – Wizard World Minneapolis Comic Con
May 30-June 1 – Wizard World Atlanta Comic Con
June 19-22 – Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con
August 1-3 – Wizard World San Antonio Comic Con
August 21-24 – Wizard World Chicago Comic Con
September 12-14 – Wizard World Richmond Comic Con
September 26-28 – Wizard World Nashville Comic Con
October 2-4 – Wizard World Austin Comic Con
October 31-November 2 – Wizard World Ohio Comic Con
November 7-9 – Wizard World Tulsa Comic Con
November 21-23 – Wizard World Reno Comic Con

OR – Judge Dredd Signing

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Press Release:

Bridge City Comics is proud to announce our JUDGE DREDD MEGA CITY TWO Release Party with author Douglas Wolk, artist Ulises Farinas, and colorist Ryan Hill on Friday, January 17, 2014 from 6pm – 9pm! This event is free to the public.

Bridge City Comics will have copies of JUDGE DREDD MEGA CITY TWO #1 available for purchase, including two variant covers! Get in on the ground floor of this new entry ointo the Judge Dredd mythos, featuring a creative team composed almost completely of Portlanders!

Refreshments will be served free of charge. Sketches will be at the discretion of the artists.

About JUDGE DREDD MEGA CITY TWO #1:
Dredd heads Californee way! As part of a judicial exchange program, Dredd is sent packing to Mega-City Two, a sprawling city covering 5,000 square miles of the Californian West Coast and centered in what was once known as Los Angeles, where he soon discovers that they do things differently there.

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Bridge City Comics
3725 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227

OR – Adventure Time: Flip Side Signing

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Writers Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover and artist Wook Jin Clark appear at Cosmic Monkey Comics on Saturday January 11th at noon to sign copies and share the joy of comics.

In this first issue, Finn and Jake find themselves without a quest and a little too much free time. What better place to look for a new adventure than the “Adventurer’s Posting Board”?! Only the adventure they grab might be more complicated than they first imagined…this might be the most complicated adventure they’ve ever been on!

This Event will be totally Mathematical!

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Cosmic Monkey Comics
5335 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97213

OR – Data Takes the Stage

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Brent Spiner, star of stage and screen, appears on Saturday January 11th at the Roseland Theater at 7:00pm!

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Press Release:

Ravens Flight Creative and Hennepin Studios are both thrilled and excited to welcome screen legend BRENT SPINER to the Roseland Theater in Portland. Probably best known for playing Data on Star Trek – The Next Generation, Brent has a BEAUTIFUL voice, and will be performing a cabaret set featuring live music and stories of his life.

A Star like you’ve never seen him before and a great holiday gift for the “Trekkie” in your life
January 11th at the Roseland Theater – 7pm (21 and Over).

There are regular and VIP tickets available through Ticketswest – VIPs will get first chance to get autographs and will get a limited edition poster to have signed, and get a professional photograph. They also will get prime seating. Other fans will be able to get autographs signed AFTER the VIPs. (but no photos)

Brent Spiner is perhaps best known for his portrayal of the android DATA on the television series, Star Trek: The Next Generation. He also appeared in four Star Trek films; Generations, First Contact, Insurrection, and Nemesis for which he also co-authored the story.

His other film credits include, The Aviator, Out to Sea, Master of Disguise, Dude, Where’s My Car, and Independence Day.

On television he appeared opposite Halle Berry in HBO’s, Introducing Dorothy Dandridge. Other television appearances include Dr. Fenway in the CBS series, Threshold, Stromboli in the Stephen Schwartz musical, Geppetto, the PBS movie, The Ponder Heart and guest shots on Frasier, Cheers, Mad About You, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, Family Guy, Friends, The Simpsons, Night Court, Leverage, and Warehouse13.

Spiner has appeared on Broadway in, A History of the American Film, Big River, The Three Musketeers, Sunday in the Park with George, Life x 3, and as John Adams in 1776, for which he received a Drama Desk Nomination. He more recently portrayed Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha for Reprise in Los Angeles.

Roseland Theater
8 NW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
(971) 230-0033

OR – March Signing

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Congressman John Lewis appears on Saturday, January 18th at noon at Powell’s City of Books.

Congressman John Lewis is an American icon and one of the key figures of the civil rights movement. His commitment to justice and nonviolence has taken him from an Alabama sharecropper’s farm to the halls of Congress, from a segregated schoolroom to the 1963 March on Washington, and from receiving beatings from state troopers to receiving the Medal of Freedom from the first African American president. Now, to share his remarkable story with new generations, Lewis presents March (Top Shelf), a graphic novel trilogy (in collaboration with cowriter Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell). March is a vivid firsthand account of Lewis’s lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation. Book One spans John Lewis’s youth in rural Alabama, his life-changing meeting with Martin Luther King Jr., the birth of the Nashville Student Movement, and their battle to tear down segregation through nonviolent lunch counter sit-ins, building to a stunning climax on the steps of City Hall.

Powell’s City of Books
1005 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209-3114

OR – Snakebomb Comix Release Party

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Press Release:

Join Floating World Comics on Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 6:00 pm for an evening with the publisher and artists of Snakebomb Comix. We’re celebrating with a group art show and triple book release of the Snakebomb Comix 3 anthology, Tom Toye’s Illogical Comics Dailies and A. Degen’s AREACC reprint! Jack Hayden, Pat Keck, Ryan Dirks, Karissa Sakumoto and more will be in attendance.

Snakebomb Comix is a Portland-based comics publisher and risograph print studio founded by cartoonist Jack Hayden. His flagship anthology series “Snakebomb Comix” has seen three issues and over twenty artists since its 2011 debut. The all-new SB3 showcases eight cartoonists drawing comics that range from barbarians battling robots to young punk romance, suburban demon resurrection, mutagenic bar fights and more. Tom Toye’s Illogical Comics Dailies is a collection of hilarious, gory, monster-crazy one pagers stealthily drawn at the artist’s day job. AD’s AREACC has been hailed as a “modern comics masterpiece” and follows the adventures of heroine CoCo as she travels through the dystopian megalopolis Nova Zomia in search of paradise.

Artists featured in this show include SB3 contributors Patrick Keck, Pete Toms, Marc Palm, Leah Wishnia, AD, Jack Hayden, Ryan Dirks, Eric Benton, Tom Toye as well as frequent Snakebomb collaborator Karissa Sakumoto.

Floating World Comics
400 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 9720

OR – Couch Tag Signing

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Join Jesse Reklaw at Floating World Comics in Portland, OR on December 19th for a night to remember. From 6pm to 8pm, Reklaw will be signing copies of his twisted graphic novel, Couch Tag. Let him know which of his 13 cats was your favorite.

Veteran alternative cartoonist Jesse Reklaw, creator of the long-running weekly comic strip Slow Wave, delivers a tragicomic graphic memoir, his first long-form work. Presented as a series of comic novellas that together comprise a thoughtful, sometimes dark and often hilarious memoir about childhood, family, death, mental illness, sex and drug use, the entire book is told through cleverly inviting conceits like cat histories and card games. Reklaw’s own psychological state is expressed through his erratic art-style changes and darkening imagery.

The graphic novel is told in five parts: In “Thirteen Cats” (featured in The Best American Comics), Reklaw discovers coping mechanisms that mimic his family pets; “Toys I Love” relates the author’s pre-pubescent brushes with deviant sexual activity, and the way innocence converges with real sexual trauma; “The Fred Robinson Story” tells the story of Reklaw’s period stalking perfect strangers; “The Stacked Deck,” in which hereditary influences towards criminal behavior, drug use and depression are explored via card games the author played with his family; and “Lessoned,” a family history of mental illness.

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Floating World Comics
400 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 9720

OR – Burn the Orphanage Signing

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Press Release:

Bridge City Comics is proud to announce our Burn The Orphanage signing event with creator Sina Grace on Friday, December 20, 2013 from 6pm – 8pm! This event is free to the public.

A young orphan named Rock was left for dead, now he’s out for revenge! With partners Lex and Bear by his side, our hero will find out who burned his home and family to the ground. If that means taking on every goon, punk, and topless stripper ninja in the city… then so be it.

About Sina Grace:
Sina Grace is the author and illustrator of the indie mini-series Books with Pictures, the neo-noir Cedric Hollows in Dial M for Magic, and the autobiographical one-shot, Self-Obsessed. Not My Bag, which recounts a story of retail hell, is his newest book from Image Comics. He acts as the artist for S. Steven Struble’s cult hit, The Li’l Depressed Boy, and provided illustrations for Amber Benson’s middle grade book, Among the Ghosts. His art has been used by various musicians, including Rilo Kiley, Childish Gambino, and Common Rotation. He lives in Los Angeles, where he can be found in coffee shops working on whatever the next thing may be.

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Bridge City Comics
3725 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227

Born to Tour 2013

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Sina Grace and Daniel Freedman are on tour this month with exclusive variant covers for their Image series BURN THE ORPHANAGE!

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 4

Sina Grace and Daniel Freedman

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MaximuM Comics
520 S Marks Street, Suite 130, Henderson, NV 89014

 

FRIDAY DECEMBER 6

Sina Grace and Daniel Freedman

Golden Apple Comics
7018 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038
323-658-6047

 

SATURDAY DECEMBER 7

Sina Grace and Daniel Freedman plus special guest Johnny Flores

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Phat Collectibles
16532 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach, CA 92647

 

SATURDAY DECEMBER 14

Sina Grace

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Double Midnight Comics
245 Maple Street, Manchester, NH 03103
603-669-9636

 

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 18

Sina Grace

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Mission: Comics & Art
3520 20th St. Suite B, San Francisco, CA 94110

 

FRIDAY DECEMBER 20

Sina Grace 

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Bridge City Comics
3725 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227

 

SATURDAY DECEMBER 21

Sina Grace

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Arcane Comics
5809 15th Avenue NW, Seattle, WA 98107

OR – Book of Secrets Book Club

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Author Chris Roberson joins the Powell’s science fiction book club to discuss his book, Book of Secrets, on Tuesday December 10, 2013 at 7:00 pm!

Powell’s Books
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd, Beaverton, OR 97005

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