Hero Initiative Hits HeroesCon 2018 with Exclusive Guests Joe Staton & Adam Warren

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Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that helps comic book creators in need, is heading to Heroescon from June 15-17 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, NC.

Hero will be the ONLY place to find Eisner Award-winning artist Joe Staton (Green Lantern) and artist Adam Warren (Empowered). They’ll be at our booth, #1322/1421, signing and sketching all weekend to raise money for Hero. Make sure you don’t miss out!

Hero will also have a special guest appearance from artist Tim Sale (Captain America: White) on Friday from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. to sign and sketch. Make sure you make the scene!

And Hero Initiative Ambassadors on the floor will be collecting for Hero when you get your books signed as well. Please swing by on Richard Case, Wes Craig, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Chris Giarrusso, Scott Godlewski, Sanford Greene, Cully Hamner, Joëlle Jones, Matt Kindt, Greg Land, Kevin Nowlan, Joe Prado, Doc Shaner and Andy Smith.

Baltimore Comic-Con 2018 Welcomes Batman Creator All-Stars

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The Baltimore Comic-Con returns to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor on September 28-30, 2018 at the Baltimore Convention Center. Tickets are now on sale. Baltimore Comic-Con welcomes top creators of one of comics’ most iconic characters, DC Comics’ Batman, including Greg Capullo, Tom King, Jeff Parker, Craig Rousseau, Scott Snyder, and Peter Tomasi.

Greg Capullo is a self taught Illustrator, working for the past five years as artist on the New York Times best-selling, highly-acclaimed Batman series for DC Comics. He is presently co-creating the Image Comics’ book titled Reborn, along with writer Mark Millar. Prior to his Batman run, he was best known for his 80-issue run on Image Comics’ Spawn. Other popular comics work includes Marvel Comics’ X-Force and Quasar. He is also the creator of The Creech, a sci-fi/horror comic published by Image Comics. Greg has provided art for Blizzard Entertainment’s World of Warcraft, contributed lead character designs for the the award-winning HBO animated Spawn series, and was the cover artist for many popular musical groups, including Five Finger Death Punch, Korn, and Disturbed.

Ringo and Eisner Award-winning 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, 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 super hero 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.

Jeff Parker is best known for writing comic books, such as Agents of Atlas, X-Men First Class, Batman ’66, Aquaman, Future Quest, Thunderbolts, and more. His career in comics started as an penciller at Malibu, where he provided art for Solitaire. For years, Parker made a living drawing stories, as well as commercial art and storyboards for TV. At the inaugural Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards, Parker’s work on Future Quest at DC Comics won the Mike Wieringo Spirit Award.

Craig Rousseau has spent his career as an artist working on numerous noteworthy titles and runs. He has spent time on DC Comics’ Batman Beyond, Harley Quinn, and Impulse, Marvel’s Captain America & the Korvac Saga, Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane Season 2, and Iron Man & the Iron Wars, and he can be seen lately working on DC Comics’ Batman ’66, Image Comics’ Perhapanauts: Danger Down Under, and Dynamite Entertainment’s Pathfinder: Goblins!

Scott Snyder made a huge impact on the comic industry with his ground-breaking work in DC’s New 52, writing Batman (with artist Greg Capullo) and Swamp Thing. In 2011, he received Harvey and Eisner Awards for Best New Series for his work on American Vampire. In addition to these three titles, Snyder co-wrote Talon, which spun off directly from his critically-acclaimed “Court of Owls” storyline from Batman. He is currently taking the reins of DC Comics’ Justice League, writes New Challengers, and has authored such titles as Detective Comics, The Wake, Superman Unchained, All-Star Batman, Batman Eternal, Justice League: No Justice, DC Nation, Action Comics #1000, and Dark Nights: Metal.

Peter Tomasi is a writer and editor best known for his work at DC Comics. He began his career in 1993, editing such titles as Green Lantern, the Batman titles, Aquaman, Hawkman, and JSA before being promoted to Senior Editor in 2003. In 2007, Tomasi decided to move from editing to writing full-time and, in 2010, took over writing Batman and Robin with issue #20. Since the launch of the New 52, Tomasi has helmed the new volumes of both Batman and Robin and Green Lantern Corps, The Adventures of the Super Sons, Action Comics #1000, Superman, and The Kamandi Challenge at DC Comics, as well as House of Penance at Dark Horse Comics.

“Not to belittle any other character in DC or any other publisher’s retinue of heroes, but Batman is clearly one of the most globally recognizable characters — even in silhouette!” said Marc Nathan, show promoter for the Baltimore Comic-Con. “We are so excited to be hosting so many of the major players contributing to the mythology of Batman today, and expect them to be in high demand by their fans!”

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.

Cincinnati Comic Expo 2018 Announces Peter Mayhew, Charles Martinet & More

Cincinnati Comic Expo has announced several new additions to their 2018 guest list including Peter Mayhew, Charles Martinet, Stephane Roux, John Beatty, Joe Benitez, K Lynn Smith, Joe Corroney, Josh Blaylock and more for their convention on September 14-16th!

Peter Mayhew, who played the iconic Chewbacca, is returning to the Queen City for the 2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo! Peter Mayhew has donned the Wookie role over the span of five decades covering five Star Wars films, numerous specials, cameo appearances, games, and projects. Most recently for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Mayhew had the job title of Chewbacca Consultant. Outside of Star Wars, Peter’s credits include portraying The Tall Knight in Dark Towers, the voice of Susha in Dragon Ball GT: A Hero’s Legacy, Uncle Clyde in Killer Ink, and more!

 

“Ohhh. Momma Mia!” Actor Charles Martinet will be attending the 2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo! Since 1990, Charles has been the voice of Mario in the Nintendo video game franchise, plus the voices of Luigi, Baby Mario, Baby Luigi, Wario, Waluigi, Toadsworth, and others. In addition to the Mario games, Charles has voiced many other games including Super Punch Out!!, Skies of Arcadia, Shadow of Destiny, and dozens more. Charles has appeared on camera with roles in numerous films and television shows.

 

Artist Stephane Roux is making his first visit to the area for the 2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo! Stephane is a freelance artist with publications with DC, Marvel, and France’s Semic Comics. His artwork has appeared on covers or the interior of numerous and notable comics including Witchblade: Blood Oath, Birds of Prey, Star Wars: Agents of the Empire, Countdown to Final Crisis, Savage She-Hulk, and so much more

 

Artist Gavin Smith is returning to be a guest for the 2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo! Gavin is the creator and publisher of the Human City comic book series. Gavin has also completed work in The Accelerators, and All Superheroes Must Die. His credits also include artwork for AT&T, INTERSIL, and many others. Meet Gavin Smith by getting your tickets to the 2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo.

 

Artist and creator K Lynn Smith will be in the Duke Energy Convention Center for the 2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo! K Lynn is the creator and artist for the webcomic series Plume. She has also done work and projects on Garfield, Cards Against Humanity, and the video game Tuebor. Currently, she is planning her next project which is the Afterglow graphic novel. Meet K Lynn Smith by getting your tickets to the 2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo.

 

Cincinnati native Josh Blaylock is returning home for the 2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo! Founder of Devil’s Due Comics, Josh is an artist, writer, and publisher for numerous titles. His notable works are Mercy Sparx, Operation Nemesis, Igloo BBQ, The Circuit, and more. Meet Josh Blaylock by getting your tickets to the 2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo.

 

Artist Joe Corroney is returning for the 2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo! Joe’s work is most recognized in his Star Wars and Star Trek illustrations for comics, posters, trading cards, and more. His other projects and titles include X-Files, True Blood, and GI Joe for IDW, as well as Doctor Who, Farscape, The Phantom, and Crimson Dynamo for other publishers and numerous more publications. Meet Joe Corroney by getting your tickets to the 2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo.

 

Artist John Beatty will be attending the 2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo! Working along with Cincinnati Comic Expo guest Mike Zeck, John did ink and cover art for Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars. He has also had numerous projects with Marvel and DC over the years including Captain America, The Punisher, The Nam, The Adventures of Superman, Batman, G.I. Joe, and more! Meet John Beatty by getting your tickets to the 2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo.

 

Comic artist and creator Joe Benitez is returning to the Queen City for the 2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo! Joe is widely recognized as the creator of Wraithborn, Lady Mechanika, and the co-creator on Weapon Zero. His artwork has appeared in numerous publications, such as Titans and Superman/Batman with DC, Magdalena and The Darkness with Image Comics, and Aspen Comics’ Soulfire.

Previously announced guests include: Karl UrbanLevar Burton, Nikolaj Coster-Walda, Summer Glau, Cobie Smulders, Tom Grummett, Art Baltazar, David Michael Beck, John Bolton, Amy Chu, Jose Delbo, Rick Leonardi, Alejandro Rosado, Alex Saviuk, Michael Zeck, and more

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.

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

Salem Horror Fest Welcomes Linnea Quigley

Scream Queen and VHS workout legend Linnea Quigley will take on Salem Horror Fest this October. Join her for a screening of The Return of the Living Dead on Friday, October 5th at 7:00 PM plus a VIP Reception. Meet & Greets with Linnea will be held on the following Saturday and Sunday.

She has starred in more than one hundred horror films (The Return of the Living Dead, Night of the Demons, Graduation Day, and Silent Night, Deadly Night), written three books, recorded two albums, released her own horror-themed workout video, and has been an animal rights activist since the 1980s. Don’t miss your chance to party with her in the Halloween capital of the world!

Tickets available at the link… 

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CinemaSalem
1 East India Square Mall Salem, MA, 01970

 

The Revolution GROWS!

ATOMIC CRUSH EVENTS ANNOUNCES COMIC CON REVOLUTION EXPANSION & DATES FOR ALL 2019 EVENTS

 The Revolution GROWS!

 

Ontario Show Year 2 Brings in 7,489 Attendees! 

Inaugural Event To Launch At The Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois June 1st & 2nd  

 West Palm Beach, Florida at The Palm Beach County Convention Center on March 2nd & 3rd  

 Ontario, California at the Ontario Convention Center on May 18th & 19th

New York, NY – May 29, 2018 | Atomic Crush Events (ACE) is excited to announce the expansion of Comic Con Revolution to Chicago in 2019 as well as the dates for returning events in West Palm Beach, Florida and Ontario, California.  Additionally, year 2 of the Ontario, California show attendance grew to 7,489.

ACE will be launching Comic Con Revolution Chicago at the Donald E. Stephens Center in Rosemont, Il on June 1st & 2nd, 2019.  Attendees can expect to see some of the best and most exciting talent the industry has to offer headlining the guest list.  Also to be expected is a diverse exhibitor list that will include a large artist alley, comics, vintage comics, toys, games, cosplay and more.

“The team at Atomic Crush Events launched Comic Con Revolution in Ontario and West Palm Beach in back to back years.  Adding Chicago next year was a natural fit,” said ACE co-founder Mike Scigliano.  He added, “Chicago is a great comic book town.  We want to give the fans a true comic convention that focuses on comic books that is packed with artist, creators, dealers and publishers.”

“The Inland Empire proved to us once again that creating a Comic Convention for the area was the correct move,” said Drew Seldin, ACE co-founder.  “As the fans continue to support the conventions, we will continue to build a show for everyone.  We’re already starting to plan for 2019 to make year 3 even better.”

March 2nd & 3rd, 2019 sees Comic Con Revolution West Palm Beach (CCRWPB) return to the Palm Beach County Convention Center for its second year while expanding to two full days.  Comic Con Revolution Ontario (CCRONT) returns for its third year at the Ontario Convention Center on May 18th & 19th, 2019.

Guest announcements and ticket sale dates for all events will be forthcoming.  Our guest lists will focus on artists, creators, dealers and publishers from all aspects of the comics industry.

Each CCR will host a Cosplay Revolution Costume Contest giving all contestants the opportunity to win our one-of-a-kind Revolution medals.

Ontario 2019 will see the 2nd annual Joe Kubert Distinguished Story Teller Award bestowed upon a worthy recipient.  The 1st annual award was presented to Stan Sakai.

All Comic Con Revolution shows are celebrations of the incredible men and women who have made comics their profession.   At all CCR shows kids 12 and under are admitted free with a paid adult ticket.

Information about all Comic Con Revolution events is available at www.comicconrevolution.com

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About Comic Con Revolution

Comic Con Revolution was founded on very simple principles.  We are excited to celebrate comics and the creative arts.  At the absolute core of what we do are the creators themselves.  The people who create the comics, games, toys, film, movies and more that we all love.  Without their tireless dedication to creating the fantastic worlds we all get lost in, events like Comic Con Revolution would not be possible.  We strive to create the best possible experience for attendees, exhibitors and guests alike.  Our team of event industry veterans are dedicated to working hard to create that experience for each of you.

About Atomic Crush Events

Atomic Crush Events is an event consultation and management company that was founded on experience and innovation.  Bringing together expertise in event management, marketing, sales and business development to create a unique team that can analyze and identify the best course of action when developing a live event.  Our philosophy is simple – create the best experience possible for attendees, exhibitors and guests alike.

More information is available at www.atomiccrushevents.com

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For More Information Contact:

Mike Scigliano – mike@atomiccrushevents.com

Drew Seldin – drew@atomiccrushevents.com

James Ross – james@atomiccrushevents.com

Valiant Heads to Denver Comic Con 2018 with a Sensational Array of Exclusives, Panels, and More

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It’s almost time for Denver Comic Con, and Valiant is prepared to bring its A-game to Colorado’s biggest pop culture convention this year with a brand-new slate of exclusives, merchandise, programming, and more!

From Friday, June 15th to Sunday, June 17th, join Valiant within the Colorado Convention Center at Booth 1237 for a vast selection of our Volume 1 trade paperbacks, as well as other collected works, from the most critically acclaimed superhero universe in comics today – including award-winning and critically acclaimed titles like BLOODSHOT SALVATION, NINJA-K, FAITH, X-O MANOWAR, SECRET WEAPONS, BRITANNIA, ETERNITY, and more!

Plus: If you’re looking to enter the comic industry, Valiant will be holding portfolio reviews every day of the convention, from 11 a.m – 12 p.m. and 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. at Booth 1237! Stop by to receive personalized one-on-one guidance from a member of our prestigious editorial team! Portfolio reviews are first come, first served, so don’t be late!

While you’re at the Valiant Booth, check out the VALIANT HIGH #1 Denver Comic Con Exclusive Variant, featuring a limited-edition cover by Eisner-nominated artist Joe Eisma (Morning Glories, Archie)! From rising star Daniel Kibblesmith (QUANTUM AND WOODY!, Lockjaw) and Eisner Award-winning artist Derek Charm (Jughead), get ready for your first day of school inside a hilarious reimagining of Valiant’s award-winning superhero universe – one where the next world-ending cataclysm will have to wait until after prom night!

Also, gear up for HARBINGER WARS 2 with this Con-Exclusive Livewire T-Shirt, featuring art from the cover of the incredible HARBINGER WARS 2: PRELUDE #1, written by Eric Heisserer (Arrival) with art by Raúl Allén (SECRET WEAPONS) and Patricia Martín (BLOODSHOT REBORN)! Pushed to the brink by the government she once served, Toyo Harada’s former star pupil has made an irreversible decision… and deactivated America’s power supply in a last-ditch bid to save the extraordinary individuals called “psiots” from extinction. As a nation goes dark, the paths of our world’s most powerful heroes are converging… and the stage is now set for the most cataclysmic confrontation in the history of the Valiant Universe!

Then, get ready for an unforgettable slate of panels from Valiant Entertainment all weekend long!

First up: New to the Valiant Universe, or just looking to sharpen your knowledge of our vast array of characters? Valiant 101: New Fans Start Here! is the panel you can’t miss! On Friday, June 15th, at 3 p.m. in Room 501, join us for a concise and fun-filled introduction to the origins and adventures of Valiant’s greatest and most iconic heroes – from BLOODSHOT and SHADOWMAN to FAITH and HARBINGER RENEGADE to NINJAK and X-O MANOWAR! From The A.V. Club to Buzzfeed and Entertainment Weekly and dozens more, Valiant has been hailed as the premier superhero publisher in comics today. Now, look no further than this panel of Valiant all-stars to find out where to start!

Next: Don’t miss the Valiant Presents: HARBINGER WARS 2 and Beyond panel presentation on Saturday, June 16th at 3 p.m. in Room 501! Valiant’s biggest, most ambitious and most impactful comic book event of all time is finally upon us – and in the aftermath of HARBINGER WARS 2, 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, find out what awaits this Fall and beyond as Valiant’s next major leap forward begins here! Featuring special surprises from acclaimed writer Jody Houser (FAITH) and dazzling artist Joe Eisma (QUANTUM AND WOODY!)!

The excitement comes to a head on Sunday, June 17th at 3 p.m. in Room 501 for Valiant Presents: The Craft of Comics – a candid, behind-the-scenes panel discussion about the critically acclaimed comic series that make Valiant the best-reviewed publisher in the business! Find out just what it takes to put together a compelling story from start to finish, how to make your project 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, SHADOWMAN, HARBINGER WARS 2, and more!

For more information, visit Valiant on FacebookTwitterTumblr, Instagram, and ValiantEntertainment.com.

Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo Fundraiser

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Calling all fat cats! You’re invited to attend the MICE fundraiser on Sunday, June 24, 2018 from 3 – 6 PM at Alley in Harvard Square, Cambridge. Join us for an afternoon gala supporting the comic arts! Admission is free, though donations are encouraged with raffle tickets available at the door for prizes and a carnival of activities. Fancy digs are requested but not required!

Our fundraiser event is family friendly, so join us for a live drawing competition, featured artists, board game demos, drawing demos, karaoke, along with snacks and refreshments. We can’t wait to see you there.

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Alley
10 Ware Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
(646) 710-3208

The Punisher’s Jon Bernthal Appears at Terrificon 2018

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JON BERNTHAL star of MARVEL’S THE PUNISHER comes to this August’s Terrific Comic Con at Mohegan Sun Expo Center

Fans know Jon Bernthal from small screen hits as The Walking Dead to The Punisher, to the big screen in Fury, Baby Driver, and The Wolf of Wall Street.

Now fans can meet this terrific actor who brought Marvel’s Frank Castle to life on Netflix/Marvel’s Daredevil and The Punisher, when he joins us this August for Connecticut’s #1 Comic Con – TERRIFICON at the at all-new, giant-sized Mohegan Sun Expo Center!

Pre-order your photo op for Jon and our other guests by clicking here

TERRIFICON keeps “comics” as the main focus of our con! Since we are talking about the Punisher – let’s welcome legendary writers Mike Baron, Larry Hama and artists Mike Zeck and John Beatty who created some of Frank Castle’s greatest adventures!

Today’s hottest creators sitting side-by-side with legends!

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New guests added weekly. Keep checking our website and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

Star Wars Celebration 2019 Ticket Details Released

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Star Wars Celebration tickets are scheduled to go on sale Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 at noon CDT. The ultimate Star Wars fan festival is slated as a 5-Day show taking place April 11-15, 2019 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois.

Celebration is the place for Star Wars fans to gather with their global community, make memories with friends old and new, and revel in the past, present and future of the greatest galactic saga ever told. Spend a weekend immersed in a Star Wars experience featuring cast and crew appearances, Star Wars cosplay at its finest, exclusive merchandise, live entertainment, screenings, behind-the-scenes panels, select exhibits, and never-before-seen glimpses into the future of Star Wars!

Get more details at the link…

Elvira, Mistress of the Dark: 30th Anniversary Screening with Cassandra Peterson

Horror icon and legend Cassandra Peterson will host a 30th anniversary screening of Elvira, Mistress of the Dark at the opening night reception of Salem Horror Fest following the Salem Haunted Happenings Parade on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 8:00 PM.

With opening remarks from keynote speaker Ryan Turek (Blumhouse Productions VP), the evening program will also feature a Q&A diving into the history and legacy of the world’s most famous horror host, and a pre-screening VIP meet and greet!

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Peabody Essex Museum
161 Essex St, Salem, Massachusetts 01970
(978) 745-9500

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