Valiant Heads To C2E2 2018 with Panels, Exclusives & More Surprises

March 29, 2018 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Illinois

Press Release:

Chicago’s biggest pop culture convention of the year is right around the corner, and Valiant will be there with a spectacular slate of panels, signings, exclusives, apparel, merchandise, graphic novels, and even a HARBINGER WARS 2-themed beer!

From Friday, April 6th through Sunday, April 8th, join Valiant inside Chicago’s McCormick Place at Booth #317 for a complete selection of trade paperbacks and deluxe hardcovers from the largest independent superhero universe in comics today, with critically acclaimed and award-winning titles including X-O MANOWAR, SECRET WEAPONS, BLOODSHOT SALVATION, BRITANNIA, DIVINITY, FAITH, QUANTUM AND WOODY, and many more!

Also, be sure not to miss the SHADOWMAN (2018) #1 C2E2 Exclusive Variant, featuring a stunning limited-edition cover by high-octane artist Stephen Segovia (Action Comics)! In the epic tradition of X-O MANOWAR and BLOODSHOT REBORN, a staggering new beginning for Valiant’s supernatural icon starts here with PART ONE of “FEAR OF THE DARK” – a tense and gripping three-issue introduction pushing Jack Boniface to the farthest edge of fear itself…and into a startling, adrenaline-fueled fight for survival as Shadowman takes command of the birthright he was born to uphold!

Plus: Get ready for the all-star talent charging into the Valiant booth for signings and free sketches, including Stephen Segovia (SHADOWMAN) and New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (X-O MANOWAR, Mind MGMT)!

Next: Valiant has partnered once again with Pipeworks Brewing Co. for the LIVEWIRE RASPBERRY IPA WITH LIME, a new limited-edition brew created to celebrate the upcoming HARBINGER WARS 2 – Valiant’s seismic six-part crossover event combining the talents of X-O MANOWAR creative team Matt Kindt and Tomás Giorello with SECRET WEAPONS creative team Eric Heisserer, Raúl Allén, and Patricia Martín! A portion of the proceeds from all sales of the LIVEWIRE RASPBERRY IPA WITH LIME will benefit Hope for the Day (HFTD.ORG), a Chicago-based proactive suicide prevention and mental health education non-profit.

Pipeworks Brewing Co.’s LIVEWIRE RASPBERRY IPA WITH LIME is a limited release and will be available in select Illinois and New York bottle shops. Find participating retailers and distributors via Pipeworks’ location page, or visit them directly Thursday through Saturday at the Pipeworks Brewing Co. Bottle Shop (3912 W Mclean Ave., Chicago, IL 60647).

Then, head to Room S405a on Friday, April 6th at 5:30 pm for the Valiant Presents: Harbinger Wars 2 and Beyond panel presentation! This summer, HARBINGER WARS 2 – Valiant’s biggest, most ambitious and most impactful comic book event of all time – is about to erupt in full force! The Valiant Universe will never be the same as X-O Manowar, the Harbinger Renegades, Bloodshot, Secret Weapons, and a cast of thousands draw their battle lines in HARBINGER WARS 2! Valiant’s next major leap forward starts here with exclusive announcements and artwork, first at C2E2 2018! Plus: SHADOWMAN, BLOODSHOT SALVATION, NINJA-K, QUANTUM AND WOODY!, and much, much more!

The excitement continues on Saturday, April 7th at 5:15 pm in Room S405b for Valiant Presents: Shadowman Spotlight! This March, Shadowman – more powerful, more terrifying, and more relentless than ever before – storms to the forefront of the Valiant Universe in an adrenaline-fueled ongoing series from superstar writer Andy Diggle and high-octane artist Stephen Segovia! Now, with a staggering new beginning for New Orleans’ supernatural guardian just around the corner, find out what the future holds for one of 2018’s most anticipated new series as Valiant assembles an all-star panel of staff and creators to reveal never-before-seen news and artwork, first at C2E2!

Finally, join us on Sunday, April 8th at 12:15 pm in Room S405b for Valiant: The Craft of Comics! Join some of the talented creators and staff behind Valiant’s slate of critically acclaimed comic series for a candid, behind-the-scenes panel discussion! Find out just what it takes to put together a compelling story from start to finish, how to make your series stand apart, and how the editorial process functions at the highest levels – from the award-winning industry veterans behind the Valiant Universe’s greatest hits and a host of fan-favorite titles, including X-O MANOWAR, BLOODSHOT SALVATION, DIVINITY, and more!

Baltimore Comic-Con Spring Fling 2018 Adds Tom King

March 27, 2018 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Maryland

Press Release:

The Baltimore Comic-Con is thrilled to announce, as a special guest of the Hero Initiative, the addition of the Ringo and Eisner Award-winning writer Tom King to our already impressive guest list that includes Frank Cho (Wonder Woman), Steve Conley (The Middle Age), John Gallagher (Buzzboy), Mark Morales (JLA), and Brandon Peterson (Trinity). Tom King is currently the writer of Batman at DC Comics, where he has also written Mister Miracle, Grayson, The Omega Men, DC Nation, Swamp Thing Winter Special, The Sheriff of Babylon, and has a story in Action Comics #1000, not to mention his award-winning work at Marvel on The Vision. King’s first book, A Once Crowded Sky, a postmodern superhero novel, was recognized by USA Today as one of the best Graphic Novels of the year. He was named by the Hollywood Reporter as one of the five comic creators to watch in 2015.

Baltimore Comic-Con Spring Fling, our “thank you” event for our fans, is a good old-fashioned comic book show with rows and rows of comic book dealers from 6-8 states around the country, with comics and collectibles from the ancient to the very modern!

Baltimore Comic-Con Spring Fling takes place Sunday April 29. from 10am-5pm ET at the BWI Airport Marriott, 1743 West Nursery Road, Linthicum, MD 20190, and as always, the Spring Fling is FREE! We will see you there!

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.

Image Announces C2E2 2018 Exclusives & Schedule

Press Release:

Image Comics will return to Chicago this year for C2E2 on Friday, April 6 through Sunday, April 8th. Please note: updates to the schedule may appear online during the show. Please refer to the www.imagecomics.com post for the most up-to-date information.

LIMITED* C2E2 VARIANTS SOLD AT THE IMAGE BOOTH (#513):

* Quantities will be limited by customer and per day on a first come, first served basis. Please ask at the Image booth about availability.

  • ANALOG #1 by Gerry Duggan & David O’Sullivan, art by O’Sullivan, $10 (+tax)
  • ISOLA #1 by Brenden Fletcher & Karl Kerschl, art by Kerschl, $10 (+tax)

CONVENTION EXCLUSIVES:

  • AD: AFTER DEATH hardcover by Jeff Lemire & Scott Snyder, $40 (+tax)
  • GOD COUNTRY hardcover by Donny Cates & Geoff Shaw, $35 (+tax)
  • KILL OR BE KILLED, VOL. 1 hardcover by Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips & Elizabeth Breitweiser, $35 (+tax)
  • MONSTRESS, VOL. 2 hardcover by Marjorie Liu & Sana Takeda, $35 (+tax)
  • SEVEN TO ETERNITY, VOL. 1 hardcover by Rick Remender & Jerome Opena, $35 (+tax)

MERCHANDISE:

* Limited quantity available for sale at the Image booth.

  • BLACK SCIENCE statue, $150 (+tax)*
  • “I Believe in Comics” T-shirt, sm-xxxl, $25.00 (+tax)
  • “I Believe in Comics” tote bag, $12.00 (+tax)
  • Image Comics RCCC lapel pins, $10 (+tax)

PANELS HOSTED BY IMAGE COMICS:

Friday, April 6, 2018 @ 5:30 – 6:30 PM in Room S403                       

Image Comics: We Believe In Character

Comic artists don’t just translate scripts: they build characters. From choreographing the most subtle facial tics and body language to designing entire wardrobes, illustrators are master actors of ink on page. Giving shape to entire casts, they carve new souls on a monthly basis. The creators on this panel specialize in character design, from Leila del Duca’s medieval romanticism on SLEEPLESS to Jeremy Haun’s rugged post-apocalyptic fantasy chic in THE REALM, and Tula Lotay’s fashion-forward covers. Come see these shapers discuss their process, including Annie Wu and Jen Bartel as they preview their upcoming Image projects, DEAD GUY FAN CLUB and BLACKBIRD.

Sunday, April 8, 2018 @ 10:45 – 11:45 AM in Room S403

Image Comics: We Believe In Drama

Writers channel the crises we face everyday through layers of fiction, allowing readers to dissect universal struggles through a vibrant, askew lens. Though comics may catalyze new worlds overflowing with imagination, creators ground that surrealism in drama and catharsis. Join a panel of stellar scribes including Kyle Higgins (THE DEAD HAND), Gerry Duggan (ANALOG), Tee Franklin (BINGO LOVE), Tini Howard (HACK/SLASH: RESURRECTION) and some very special guests as they discuss the friction that gave way to their latest works.

SIGNINGS* HOSTED AT IMAGE COMICS BOOTH (#513):

FRIDAY, APRIL 6

12:00 – 12:45 PM Daniel Warren Johnson (Skybound)
1:00 – 1:45 PM Tee Franklin
2:00 – 2:45 PM John Layman & Nick Pitarra
3:00 – 3:45 PM Rob Guillory

SATURDAY, APRIL 7

12:00 – 12:45 PM Caitlin Yarsky & Tee Franklin
1:00 – 1:45 PM Andrew MacLean & Kyle Starks
2:00 – 2:45 PM Jeremy Haun
3:00 – 3:45 PM Gerry Duggan, Justin Jordan & Nikki Ryan

SUNDAY, APRIL 8

1:00 – 1:45 PM Tim Seeley & Tini Howard
2:00 – 2:45 PM Jason Aaron

*wristbands will be available for fans to pick as soon as doors open, first come, first served, at the Image booth on the day of the desired ticketed signing.

IMAGE CREATORS IN ARTIST ALLEY:

Aaron, Jason H17
Bivens, John U15
Browne, Ryan U4
Bunn, Cullen M12
del Duca, Leila M14
Duggan, Gerry M17
Franklin, Tee V1
Greenwood, Justin G6
Gunter, Miles
Haun, Jeremy J10
Higgins, Kyle A15
Howard, Tini R12
Janson, Klaus B16
Jordan, Justin U16
Kaplan, Zack O9
Lotay, Tula T8
MacLean, Andrew G8
Mahfood, Jim N14
Norton, Mike U2
Seeley, Tim U1
Starks, Kyle S11
Towe, Jim A5
Wilson, Matt R14
Wu, Annie B10
Young, Skottie X17
Zub, Jim N17

Dark Horse Announces C2E2 2018 Exclusives & Schedule

Press Release: 

Dark Horse is proud to announce its selection of exclusive merchandise available at C2E2! We have two new gorgeous convention exclusive variant covers set to debut: Black Hammer: Age of Doom #1 and Xerxes: The Fall of the House of Darius and the Rise of Alexander #1.

All exclusive merchandise will be available at the Dark Horse booth (#619) for all of C2E2 2018. Please note, there will be a fixed number of exclusives set aside for each day of the convention.

Check out the full roster of Dark Horse’s convention exclusives, along with quantity and price, below!

Xerxes: The Fall of the House of Darius and the Rise of Alexander #1 Convention Exclusive (Frank Miller) Gold Foil 

The Xerxes: The Fall of the House of Darius and the Rise of Alexander #1 Convention Exclusive’s cover is made of thick cover stock with metallic gold foil stamping highlights.

$15.00
Limited Print Run of 1,000
Limit of 5 per person per day

  

Black Hammer: Age of Doom #1 Convention Exclusive (James Stokoe)

$10.00
Limited Print Run of 1,000
Limit of 5 per person per day

Aliens: Dead Orbit #1 Convention Exclusive (Rafael Albuquerque)

$5.00
Limited Print Run of 1,000

Limit of 5 per person per day

  

American Gods: Shadows #1 C2E2 Exclusive (Scott Hampton)

$5.00
Limited Print Run of 1,000
Limit of 5 per person per day

American Gods: My Ainsel #1 Convention Exclusive (Christian Ward)

$10.00
Limited Print Run of 1,000
Limit of 5 per person per day

  

American Gods: Shadows #1 Convention Exclusive (Skottie Young)

$10.00
Limited Print Run of 1,400
Limit of 5 per person per day 

Black Hammer #1 Convention Exclusive (Fábio Moon)

$10.00
Limited Print Run of 1,400
Limit of 5 per person per day

  

Henchgirl Convention Exclusive Hardcover (Kristen Gudsnuk)

$25.00
Limited Print Run of 250
Limit of 1 per person per day

Sherlock Frankenstein and the Legion of Evil #1 Convention Exclusive (Daniel Warren Johnson)

$10.00
Limited Print Run of 750
Limit of 5 per person per day

SIGNING SCHEDULE

All creators signing in our booth offer their autographs for FREE. FREE prints, comics, or posters are provided for signings (while supplies last). You may purchase or bring items to be signed; however, we may restrict the type or number of items to be signed as necessary. Please note that some of the titles listed below have not been released for sale yet—in those cases, special prints will be available.

Lines may also be closed for some signings due to crowding or time restrictions.

All events are subject to change. Some restrictions apply. Please ask the Dark Horse Comics staff if you have questions.

FRIDAY, APRIL 6

1:00 – 1:45 PM: ELFQUEST: Richard Pini, Wendy Pini

2:00 – 2:45 PM: HENCHGIRL, MODERN FANTASY: Kristen Gudsnuk

3:00 – 3:45 PM: ETHER, DEPT. H, MIND MGMT, PAST AWAYS, PISTOLWHIP: Matt Kindt
DEPT. H: Sharlene Kindt

4:00 – 4:45 PM: THE SECRET LOVES OF GEEKS: Amy Chu, Tini Howard

5:00 – 5:45 PM: AMERICAN GODS, KABUKI, FIGHT CLUB 2: David Mack

6:00 – 6:45 PM: LADY KILLER: Joëlle Jones

SATURDAY, APRIL 7

11:00 – 11:45 AM: SPACE MULLET!: Daniel Warren Johnson

12:00 – 12:45 PM: LIFE BETWEEN PANELS, BATTLES OF BRIDGET LEE: Ethan Young

1:00 – 1:45 PM: HARROW COUNTY: Cullen Bunn, Tyler Crook

2:00 – 2:45 PM: APOCALYPTIGIRL: AN ARIA FOR THE END TIMES: Andrew MacLean

3:00 – 3:45 PM: THE SHAOLIN COWBOY, THE BIG GUY AND RUSTY THE BOY ROBOT, HARD BOILED: Geof Darrow

4:00 – 4:45 PM: BATTLEPUG: Mike Norton

5:00 – 5:45 PM: MISFITS OF AVALON, BUFFY: THE HIGH SCHOOL YEARS: Kel McDonald

SUNDAY, APRIL 8

11:00 – 11:45 AM: SCARY GODMOTHER, BEASTS OF BURDEN: Jill Thompson

12:00 – 12:45 PM: CHIMICHANGA, THE GOON: Eric Powell

1:00 – 1:45 PM: ELFQUEST: Richard Pini, Wendy Pini

2:00 – 2:45 PM: HARROW COUNTY: Cullen Bunn, Tyler Crook

PANEL SCHEDULE

Please join us at the panels below, brought to you by Dark Horse Comics and friends! Please visit http://www.c2e2.com/Events/Panels-And-Screenings/Panels/# for more panels featuring Dark Horse creators and guidelines for attending panels.

SATURDAY, APRIL 7

4:15-5:15 PM: When the Haints Speak: A Conversation with Cullen Bunn and Tyler Crook
(Location: Room S405a)

Harrow County has captivated fans and critics alike since 2015. Created by Cullen Bunn (The Sixth Gun) and Tyler Crook (B.P.R.D.), Harrow County follows the story of 18-year-old Emmy as she realizes that the ghosts, ghouls and goblins that surround Harrow County are all too real. After the townsfolk realize that Emmy has a connection with the creatures that lurk in the shadows, they put her on the run for her life. Join Bunn and Crook to reflect on this haunting southern gothic fairy tale before this award-winning series’ epic conclusion in 2018.

5:15-6:15 PM: Artists Who Write: The Creation of Comics
(Location: Room S503)

Whether it’s the adventures of a villain with a heart of gold, an underwater murder mystery, the life of a cartoonist, or anything in between, creators put a lot of thought into the sequential art that drives stories told in comics. Join Kristen Gudsnuk (Henchgirl), Ethan Young (Life Between Panels), and Matt Kindt (Dept. H) as they discuss turning an idea into a full-fledged story and how they continue to keep their writing fresh.

SUNDAY, APRIL 8

12:00-1:00 PM: ElfQuest: 40 Years of Pointed Ears
(Location: Room S403)

February 2018 wraps up 40 years of ElfQuest with the biggest bang ever. Celebrate the longest-running indie fantasy comic with Wendy and Richard Pini, co-creators, writers and artist. Learn behind-the-scenes secrets that have been hidden since 1978. The newest – and final – issue of the Final Quest series is out now, before C2E2 opens, so you’ll be able to bombard Wendy and Richard with all the questions you’ve been saving up for years!

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.

Beverly Comic Con Returns on April 14th

Press Release:

Join us on Saturday, April 14th for the fifth annual Beverly Comic Con hosted at Porter Mill Studios! Free to the public, family friendly and jam packed with local comic creators and unique vendors. Original art, posters, prints, handmade collectibles, t-shirts, graphic novels and of course comic books, will all be on hand for this one of a kind event.  RSVP on Facebook!

Free admission with plenty of parking across the street at the garage. Doors open to the public at 10am.

Special Guests:
Robert Gill – DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Valiant Comics
Andrew MacLean – Head Lopper, Image Comics
MC Esoteric & 7L – Czarface

Live music:
DJ Noel Snow
DJ Radio Scotvoid
SERIES

Artists and vendors:
Adam Miller
Ali Barker Arts
Amos Madruga Art
Andrew Houle
AshBeadle Illustration
Crave Bakery & Cafe
DanamalArt
Daniel Kern
David J. Leblanc – Action Abstraction
Designs by Dennis Art
Do or Diecast
Don Mathias – Peanizles
Eric Boeker
Eric Boireau
Finar Comics
Flying Saucer Pizza Company
Inebri-Art Podcast
Jacob & Zoey Cardinal
Jason Casey
Joe Haley & TJ Dort – The UnderBurbs
Josh Morrissette
Kay’s Stained Glass
LSuperSonicQ – Robbie Short
Maura O’Connor Illustration
Mike Doherty
Montserrat College of Art
Paper Asylum Comics & Collectibles
Patt Kelley
Poetry Comix
Pretty Power Princess
Reckless Sidekick Productions
Renee Mallett
Richard Wentworth & Hadron Gospel Hour!
Sean Kiernan
SpeakEasy Donuts
Standup Comix
Suburban Bohemia
Taylor Popek – The Jellyfish Lady
The Book and Board – Comics and Gaming
The Castle: A Board Game Cafe
The Corey Press
The Painted Pastry – Aime Pope
Tom Torrey
XoWritingCo – Angela DiCicco
…and possibly a few more!

The Larcom Theatre will host the Official After-Party and Cosplay Contest of Beverly Comic Con from 8 PM – 10 PM! After enjoying a fun-filled day at Porter Mill, come over to the after-party at the theatre for a one of a kind Vaudeville show. You will see your favorite characters like you’ve never seen them before!

Cosplay Burlesque | Contortion | Aerials | Cyr Wheel | Live Art and More

Come in costume! Prizes awarded to the best cosplay costume! Full bar and concession stand. 18+ Details and tickets at the link…

Studios at Porter Mill
95 Rantoul Street, Beverly, MA 01915
(978) 921-1117

Enter to Win a Trip to BookCon 2018

Fierce Reads is hosting a content for a VIP trip to BookCon 2018 and to meet author Leigh Bardugo, creator of the Grishaverse!

Press Release:

Grisha fans, we have something truly EPIC to share with you!

Are you dying to visit the Big Apple and score passes to BookCon? Have you dreamed of meeting the queen of the Grishaverse, Leigh Bardugo, in person for years? Can you barely contain your excitement for KING OF SCARS?! Well, you’re in luck!

We’re hosting a contest where one VIP winner (and a guest) will receive an all-expense paid trip to BookCon! The winner will attend “Tea with Leigh,” a special event where a select few of Leigh’s biggest fans will spend an hour hanging out with her!

Here are three ways to enter!

1. Take a photo and post it on either Twitter or Instagram and tag @FierceReads. In the caption, tell us why you’re excited about KING OF SCARS. Your photo must feature your favorite book in the Grishaverse and include something representative of Nikolai. You must be following @FierceReads and tag your post with #KingofScarsContest and #KingofScars to be entered to win!

2. Want to up your chances of winning? Submit a video entry and post it on either Twitter or Instagram (Facebook is an option too, see below!). Videos must be 30-60 seconds long, feature your favorite book in the Grishaverse, and must mention Nikolai and KING OF SCARS. You must be following @FierceReads and tag your post with #KingofScarsContest and #KingofScars to enter.

3. Head to the Grishaverse Facebook page and comment on our contest post! Then take a photo or video and upload it to the comments. The same rules apply as above. You must tag your post #KingofScarsContest and #KingofScars to enter and be following the Grishaverse Facebook page .

We’ll be judging based on enthusiasm, creativity, and style—with bonus points for originality if you submit a video! So summon your inner-Grisha and don’t hold back! See below for abbreviated rules.*

Click here to read the complete rules for the Tea with Leigh VIP BookCon Contest!

Cincinnati Comic Expo 2018 Welcomes Karl Urban, Summer Glau & more

Cincinnati Comic Expo has announced several new additions to their 2018 guest list including Karl Urban, Summer Glau, David Michael Beck, Jose Delbo, Alejandro Rosado, Art Baltazar, and more for their convention on September 14-16th!

Karl Urban will be the newest guest joining us for the 2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo! Spanning a career with numerous franchises, Urban is known for his work on The Lord of the Rings films, the Riddick series, the recent Star Trek features as Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy, he starred in 2012’s Dredd, and then appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Skurge in Thor: Ragnarok. Aside from continuing movie series, Karl is recognized for his roles on Xena: Warrior Princess, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, starring in television’s Almost Human, as well as having roles in more feature films, such as Doom, The Bourne Supremacy, RED, and so much more. Buy your tickets today for an opportunity to get your photos and autographs with the New Zealand actor.

The Serenity is Landing at Duke Energy Convention Center Summer Glau, River Tam on Firefly, is joining the guest lineup for Saturday and Sunday. Since being introduced to the world as the secret super-soldier on Serenity’s crew, Glau continues to appear in recurring TV roles, a cameo on The Big Bang Theory, and starred as a reprogrammed Terminator in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

Local artist David Michael Beck will be at the 2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo! In addition to creating and developing promotional images and posters for the Cincinnati Comic Expo the last couple of years, David is also known for his work with numerous titles including Jonah Hex, Star Wars, G.I. Joe, Lady Death, and more.

Comic artist and creator Jose Delbo will be at the 2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo! Jose last appeared in Cincinnati at the 2011 Cincinnati Comic Expo event. With DC, Jose is known for his work on Wonder Woman, Batgirl, and Superman/Batman. At Marvel, Jose had runs with ThunderCats and Transformers. Currently, Jose teaches at the Delbo Cartoon Camp in Florida.

Graphic illustrator and publisher Alejandro Rosado will be appearing at the 2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo as part of the Aw Yeah Comics team! Alejandro publishes his own comic, The Element Factor, as well as a contributing artist for Aw Yeah. Besides being an art instructor, Alejandro is a freelance artist and graphic illustrator on logos, storyboards, and more.

Aw Yeah Comics’ Art Baltazar leads the group of talent attending the 2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo at the Aw Yeah Comics booth space! The cartoonist and publisher has numerous credits with Aw Yeah Comics! and Electric Milk Creations Art Studio with Itty Bitty Hellboy, Tiny Titans, Gorilla Gorilla, and so much more.

Previously announced guests include: Levar Burton, Nikolaj Coster-Walda, Cobie Smulders, Tom Grummett, Amy Chu, John Bolton, Rick Leonardi, Alex Saviuk, Michael Zeck, and more

Established in 2010, the Cincinnati Comic Expo is an annual event celebrating the best in comic books, fantasy, gaming, collectibles, cosplay, steampunk and pop culture in the heart of downtown Cincinnati. Now in it’s 9th year, The Cincinnati Comic Expo, has grown to become the Queen City’s premier comic convention, bringing together great artists, publishers, actors, writers, cosplayers, and fans from across the world.

Follow us on social media so you can be one of the first to hear the fresh line up of close to 20 NEW comic artists to Cincinnati Comic Expo and other guest film and TV stars that will join us in 2018.

RSVP on Facebook!

For further information please go to the website: cincinnaticomicexpo.com

Marvel TV Returns to WonderCon 2018 with Panels & Signings

Press Release:

Attention True Believers! Marvel Television returns to WonderCon with the fan-favorite “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” and the Con debut of brand-new series for Freeform, “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger.” Marvel Animation returns with an exciting panel that takes the fans on a behind-the-scenes look at the production process for some of the animation team’s most popular series and upcoming new projects. Join us for the not to be missed panels with the popular cast and creators, featuring premieres of never-before-seen footage, exclusive signings, and a few fun surprises along the way – all starting Friday, March 23 through Saturday, March 24.

MARVEL TELEVISION PANEL SCHEDULE:

FRIDAY, MARCH 23

MARVEL’S CLOAK & DAGGER
Anaheim Convention Center, March 23, 2018 – 4:45PM – North 200A

Join series stars Olivia Holt and Aubrey Joseph, along with executive producer and Head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb, executive producer and showrunner Joe Pokaski, and director Gina Prince-Bythewood for a must-see panel featuring a sneak peak at the highly-anticipated new series.

Freeform’s new original series “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” is the story of Tandy Bowen (Olivia Holt) and Tyrone Johnson (Aubrey Joseph) – two teenagers from very different backgrounds, who find themselves burdened by newly acquired superpowers which are mysteriously linked to one another. Tandy can emit light daggers and finds hope in the light, while Tyrone has the ability to control darkness which gives him the power he needs. They quickly learn they are better together than apart as they join forces to seek justice for the loved ones they lost early on. You won’t want to miss this!

SATURDAY, MARCH 24

MARVEL ANIMATION: FROM PENCIL TO SCREEN
Anaheim Convention Center, March 24, 2018 – 12:30PM – 300D

Join Marvel Animation for a behind the scenes journey through all aspects of production and development! You’ll get an exclusive look at how Marvel assembles acclaimed animated series and projects such as “Marvel’s Avengers: Secret Wars,” “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout” and the highly-anticipated “Marvel Rising,” as well as an inside glimpse at the popular Marvel Funko animated shorts and “Marvel LEGO Super Heroes – Black Panther: Trouble in Wakanda.” Led by Cort Lane (SVP, Animation and Family Entertainment) and featuring several special guests, the Marvel Animation team will share rare insight into the writing process, voice direction, production, never-before-seen sneak peeks from upcoming projects, and tons of scoops on future storylines. Don’t miss it!

MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.
Anaheim Convention Center, March 24, 2018 – 4:45PM – Arena

Your favorite agents are back in Anaheim! Join Clark Gregg, Chloe Bennet, Ming-Na Wen, Elizabeth Henstridge, Iain De Caestecker, Henry Simmons, Natalia Cordova-Buckley, and Jeff Ward, along with executive producers Maurissa Tancharoen, Jed Whedon, Jeff Bell, and Jeph Loeb, Head of Marvel Television, to talk all things “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” season five! Find out what’s coming up with a Q&A and sneak peek of a never-before-seen episode. The action-packed series from Marvel Television airs Friday nights at 9|8c on ABC!

*Talent is subject to change.

MARVEL TELEVISION AUTOGRAPH SIGNING SCHEDULE:

Please note that the WonderCon online Exclusives Portal will launch on February 28th and at that time WonderCon Anaheim badge holders can log-in and create a list of exclusive signings they’d be interested in attending. On March 19th, WonderCon attendees will be selected at random and receive an email confirmation with more details.

FRIDAY, MARCH 23

MARVEL’S CLOAK & DAGGER – Exclusive Signing Room – 1:30-2:30PM
Freeform and Marvel will be hosting a special exclusive autograph signing with cast and executive producers from their highly anticipated new original series “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger.” For more information on “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger,” please visit www.freeform.go.com.

SATURDAY, MARCH 24

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Exclusive Signing Room – 3:00-4:00PM 
Marvel is excited to announce a special exclusive autograph signing with the cast and producers of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.!

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs Fridays at 9|8c on ABC. Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger will debut on Freeform on Thursday, June 7th at 8|7c.

Stay tuned to www.marvel.com for all the breaking news from Marvel Television at WonderCon. Follow @Marvel on Twitter and “like” Marvel on Facebook for minute-by-minute updates on all things in the MCU.

Heroes Con 2018 Adds More Guests

HeroesCon has announced more new guests for their 2018 show including Michael Golden, Joelle Jones, Jim Mahfood, Jeremy Bastian, Andy Runton, and more! HeroesCon 2018 takes place June 15-17, 2018 at the Charlotte Convention Center.

GUEST ADDITIONS:

JIM AMASH | Alter Ego magazine, Jughead, Sonic Universe, Archie and Friends
JEREMY BASTIAN Cursed Pirate Girl, The Guild: Tink, Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard
TERESA R DAVIDSON Sonic the Hedgehog, Archie
NAOMI FRANQUIZ | Misfit City, Bitch Planet, Power & Magic
MICHAEL GOLDEN | The Nam, Punisher, Micronauts
N STEVEN HARRIS | Wildstorm: Michael Cray, Solarman, Watson and Holmes, Aztek
JOËLLE JONES | Batman, Supergirl, Lady Killer, Mockingbird, Helheim
JACKIE LEWIS | Merry Men, Play Ball, Lion of Rora
JIM MAHFOOD | Grrl Scouts, Tank Girl, Visual Funk: the Psychedelic Adult Coloring Book
ANDY RUNTON | Owly
UKO SMITH | Heavy Metal, FX2
LARRY WATTS | Amy of Darkness, Evil Dead 2, Robyn Hood

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TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

BUYING AN ADVANCE PASS MEANS YOU’LL GET ANY ADVANCE INCENTIVES WE OFFER, FREE!

ENTRY WILL BE $25: FRI $25: SAT $20: SUN / AT THE SHOW ITSELF, SO YOU SAVE AS MUCH AS $20 BY PURCHASING ADVANCE PASSES TODAY! TICKETS ARE NOT REFUNDABLE, UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES WE MAY CREDIT AN UNUSABLE TICKET TOWARD FUTURE TICKET PURCHASES.

HEROES CONVENTION was founded in 1982 by Shelton Drum, owner of Charlotte’s Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find comics shop. Since then the convention has become famous for its comics-first and family-friendly atmosphere, where fans can mingle directly with professionals and exhibitors. Boasting an incredible guest list built mainly on reputation and goodwill, HeroesCon is known nationwide as a “must” on the summer schedule, drawing fans, exhibitors, and creators from all over the world to the Charlotte Convention Center.

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