Rare Appearances at Boston Comic Con 2016

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Boston Comic Con is excited to announce two incredibly rare appearances by superstar creators Sam Kieth and John Cassaday! They will both be available to meet fans and sign comics on Friday August 12 and Saturday August 13.

Sam Kieth is best known for his creator-owned titles The Maxx and Zero Girl and holds the distinction of co-creating The Sandman alongside writer Neil Gaiman. The Maxx was also adapted into an animated television series for MTV. Other notable work includes Four Women, Ojo, Batman, Lobo, and Wolverine/Hulk and many more titles. This is Kieth’s first East Coast appearance in over a decade!

 

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These are two stellar additions to a guest list already filled with exceptional talent including Arthur Adams, Mike & Laura Allred, Greg Capullo, Jim Cheung, Amanda Conner, Terry Dodson, Phil Jimenez, Erik Larsen, Jae Lee, Jimmy Palmiotti, Mark Waid, Marv Wolfman, Bernie Wrightson, and many more. No comic fan will want to miss out on this opportunity!

Tickets are on-sale now at the link!

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About Boston Comic Con:
The Boston Comic Con is a 100% independently run comic book show committed to bringing the biggest and best comic creators to New England. Run by fans for fans, Boston Comic Con is not affiliated with any other convention tour or corporate interests. Hosting over 120,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, trading cards, and other pop culture memorabilia, this is a destination event for geeks of any stripe. This year’s convention will be held Friday August 12th, Saturday August 13th, and Sunday August 14th at the Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!

April 2016 will See the Biggest New England Super Megafest Yet

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THE BIGGEST SUPER MEGAFEST YET!

75,000- square feet of Spectacular on APRIL 8-10th, 2016!

The NEW ENGLAND SUPER MEGAFEST SPRING SPECTACULAR is here! Hollywood comes back to New England this Spring! Comics, Movies, Super Heroes, Music, Wrestling and Intergalactic Fun come together in Marlborough at the SUPER MEGAFEST, New England’s premiere Celebrity Pop Culture Fan Fest!

Tickets are now on sale!

ORDER TICKETS ONLINE for super easy check in with print or selfie tickets!

The SUPER MEGAFEST COMIC CON SPRING SPECTACULAR takes place

Friday, April 8th from 4pm to 9pm,

Saturday, April 9th from 10:30am to 6pm

Sunday, April 10th from 10:30am to 5pm

at the ROYAL PLAZA TRADE CONVENTION CENTER located at 181 Boston Post Rd. West, Marlborough, MA 01752.

This year’s event will feature Hollywood Icons & Celebrities, an awesome array of Comic Artists, Authors, plus Science Fiction, Wrestling and Rock & Roll legends!

Comic, Movie and TV fans will be thrilled with the rare appearances of:

GUEST OF HONOR – BURT REYNOLDS – Saturday only!

JAMES MARSTERS  – Spike of Buffy/Angel, Smallville,Torchwood, Caprica and much more!

PETER MAYHEW – CHEWBACCA of Star Wars!

KEVIN SORBO – Star of Hercules, Andromeda and much more!

RIC FLAIR – ( Sat & Sun) Legendary Wrestling Super Star!

DINA MEYER – Starship Troopers, SAW, Birds of Prey and more!

CASPER VAN DIEN – Starship Troopers, Tarzan, Sleepy Hollow and more!

MICK FOLEY– (Friday & Sat) Wrestling Superstar!

THE WARRIORS Reunion – featuring Michael Beck, Dorsey Wright, Thomas G Waites, Terry Michos, David Harris and Special Guest Deborah Van Valkenburgh !

LEE MERIWETHER – Batman’s Catwoman, Barnaby Jones and more!

CORBIN BERNSON – starred in L.A. Law, The Dentist, Psych, Major League, Major League II, and Major League: Back to the Minors, General Hospital, Cuts and much more!

ERIC BISCHOFF – WWE, WCW and more!

MICKIE JAMES – professional wrestler, actress, model and country singer!

BILLY ZABKA – Karate Kid!

BUTCH PATRICK – Eddie Munster and much more!

SARA JEAN UNDERWOOD – Actress, Model & fan favorite! ATTACK OF THE SHOW!,  EPIC MOVIE & MTV’S Ridiculousness plus much more!

KAYLA COLLINS – Actress, Model, Disc Jockey & Music Producer, Designer, and Entrepreneur!

PETE BEST – original drummer for The Beatles!

JOEY MOLLAND – of BADFINGER rock n’ roll fame!

HARLEY RACE – (Sat & Sun) Legendary wrestler!

CYNTHIA ROTHROCK – (Sat & Sun) Queen of Martial Arts films!

MARK DODSON – voice actor of Star Wars Force Awakens, gremlins and more!

KADROLSHA ONA – Queen of the Paranormal!

MARK LINDSAY – formerly of Paul Revere and the Raiders!

SUSAN COWSILL – of The Cowsills

BILL DIAMOND – Puppeteer of Monster TV Network, Great Space Coaster, Dark Crystal, Fraggle Rock, Dr. Rock’s Dinosaur Adventure (FOX) and Sesame Street!

 

COMIC ARTISTS include:

MIKE GRELL  – Comic artist for Legion of Super Heroes, Green Lantern/Green Arrow, The Warlord, and Jon Sable Freelance and much more!

GRAHAM NOLAN  – Inkpot Award winning cartoonist best known for BATMAN in Detective Comics and as the de-signer of BANE!

JOE JUSKO – painted almost every major Marvel character over the last three decades!

ALEX SUVIAK – Marvel and DC Comics Artist – including Spider-man, Green Lantern, Superman and more!

BOB BUDIANSKY  – comic book writer, editor, and penciller, best known for his work on Marvel’s Transformers comic and much more!

MARK TEXEIRA – huge resume of comic art!

JACK PURCELL – Artist JSA, Guardians of the Galaxy, Batgirl plus much more!

JOE ST PIERRE – Comic artist for an amazing array of Super Heroes including Spider-man, Fantastic Four and more!

BILL ANDERSON – Artist for hundreds of comics for Marvel, DC, Image, Comico, First and many more!

JOHN HEBERT– X-Men Adventures, Punisher, Deathlok and current Captain Action artist!

MARK MCKENNA – Artist for Marvel and DC comics – The X Men, Spider Man, Batman, The Justice League and more!

The stars will be signing autographs and doing Q & A sessions with fans throughout the day. Professional photos with most celebrities will be available on site!

X-Men and other Marvel and DC writers and artists will give panel discussions and mingle with celebrities and costumed fans!

The Super Megafest presents the best exhibitors on the East Coast with one of the largest selections of comics, toys, videos, non-sports cards and memorabilia from Comics, TV, Movies, and Rock & Roll that you will ever find!

Other attractions include an amazing Costume Contest (including a children’s category), stunning Movie Cars, mischievous Pirates and much more!  After hours, enjoy a multitude of shadowcast movie performances and parties, including the COME TOGETHER MUSIC FEST and CosCLUB DANCE PARTY, ensuring the event has something for all ages.

For more info log onto WWW.SUPERMEGAFEST.COM

NY – All-New Avengers Signing

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Legendary comic scribe and Keeper of All Trivia, the mighty Mark Waid appears at Aw Yeah Comics on Monday, April 18, 2016 from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM! He currently is writing All-New Avengers and Black Widow for Marvel as well as the widely acclaimed reboot of Archie, and his creator owned series Insufferable.

Mark Waid has written a wider variety of well-known characters than any other American comics author, from Superman to the Justice League to Spider-Man to Daredevil and hundreds of others. His award-winning graphic novel with artist Alex Ross, KINGDOM COME, is one of the best-selling comics of all time.

**JUST ADDED** Veronica Fish, the new artist on Archie beginning with issue #5!

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Aw Yeah Comics
313 Halstead Ave, Harrison, NY 10528
(914) 732-3600

Inaugural Cambridge Community Comic Arts Fair

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Boston Comics Roundtable and the Cambridge Public Library present THE CAMBRIDGE COMMUNITY COMIC ARTS FAIR (CCCAF) on Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM at the Cambridge Public Library (Main Branch: Teen Room).

Admission is FREE!

Come learn about the wide range of independent comics being produced in Cambridge and the Boston area. From action, adventure, and humor, to graphic novels dealing with personal and political themes, comics today are going places they’ve never gone before. Since 2006, the Boston Comics Roundtable has been at the center of the local comics scene, providing a venue for creators to meet, collaborate, publish, and grow as artists.

At CCCAF, members of the BCR will exhibit and sell their books and offer demonstrations and hands-on workshops for aspiring cartoonists of all ages and skill levels. High school art students from the area will also be on hand to share their comics creations with the public. Come join us!

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Cambridge Public Library
449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 349-4040

Philadelphia Comic-Con Returns in March 2016

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It is the return of the Philadelphia Comic-Con on Sunday March 20th. This comic book convention is held at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center located at 76 Industrial Highway (Route 291) in Essington, PA 19029. The hotel is conveniently located between exit 8 and 9A off of I-95. It is also close to I-76, I-476 and most bridges from New Jersey. Show hours are 10 AM to 4 PM. Admission is only $3 per person. Students of any age (including college) are admitted free with a current id. Parking is also free on premises. For those of you that do not drive Septa Bus Route 37 stops directly in front of the hotel.

It is quite a site to behold with 60+ tables at the show in the 4,500 square foot ballroom of the hotel. Dealers from 5 states setup there selling, buying and even trading with collectors. Thousands and thousands of comic books from the 1940’s to present day will be for sale at the show. Also available will be collecting supplies, graphic novels, action figures, statues, non-sportcards, gaming cards, dvd’s and original artwork. The show has become a fan favorite for years with people travelling up to 3 hours one way just to shop at the show.

Special guest artists this show are Paris Cullins (creator of DC’s Blue Devil), Ron Wilson who had worked on over 20 different Marvel Comics titles in the 1970’s and Bob Petrecca who has drawn Batman and a whole host of other characters for DC Comics.

Any questions about the convention can be sent to derekwoywood@gmail.com or we can be reached by phone at 856-217-5737. Fans can also check us out on the web at www.philadelphiacomic-con.com. Or on facebook.com/PhiladelphiaComicCon.

Karl Urban Beams Down to Boston Comic Con 2016

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Boston Comic Con is excited to announce that KARL URBAN, star of Star Trek, Dredd and The Lord of the Rings Trilogy will join us this summer at Boston Comic Con on August 13th and 14th!

Karl Urban is a New Zealand born actor with prolific credits in the comic book, science fiction, and fantasy film genres. He is best known for his roles as Eomer of the Riders of Rohan in Peter Jackson’s The Lord of The Rings, the lead role of lawman Judge Dredd in the 2012 reboot Dredd, Agent Cooper in the film adaptation of Warren Ellis’ comic book limited series, RED. In addition to his film roles Karl has been seen on television as both Cupid and Julius Caesar on cult classic Xena: Warrior Princess, Woodrow F. Call in the western miniseries Comanche Moon, and in the lead role of John Kennex on the sci-fi series Almost Human. Marvel just announced he will appear in Thor: Ragnarok as the villainous Skurge the Executioner!

Most recently Karl plays Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy in the new Star Trek film series, a role he actively pursued as a Star Trek fan and has been embraced by fans as faithful to DeForrest Kelley’s original performance. This summer Karl will be seen as Dr. McCoy in Star Trek Beyond releasing on July 22, 2016 and will be featured in the upcoming Pete’s Dragon remake.

Details on signing times and Photo Ops will be released closer to the convention.

Previously announced guest include comic creators Greg CapulloJae Lee, Erik Larsen, Terry Dodson, Mike Allred, Arthur Adams, Amanda Conner, Jim Cheung, Jimmy Palmiotti, Phil Jimenez and many more! Media guests include William Shatner (Star Trek), Karen Gillan (Guardians of the Galaxy), and Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who). Check the website for full details on exciting events!

Tickets are on-sale now at the link!

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About Boston Comic Con:
The Boston Comic Con is a 100% independently run comic book show committed to bringing the biggest and best comic creators to New England. Run by fans for fans, Boston Comic Con is not affiliated with any other convention tour or corporate interests. Hosting over 120,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, trading cards, and other pop culture memorabilia, this is a destination event for geeks of any stripe. This year’s convention will be held Friday August 12th, Saturday August 13th, and Sunday August 14th at the Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!

DC Comics Reveals Exclusive WonderCon 2016 Variant Covers

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WonderCon 2016 makes its debut Friday, March 25 at the Los Angeles Convention Center and DC Entertainment wants you to get the first look at some of the exclusives premiering at the show!

On sale at the Graphitti Designs booth (South Hall, Booth #1403), these comics feature variant covers spotlighting some of DC Comics’ most popular titles, hottest artists and the highly anticipated feature film, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Beginning Friday, DC Entertainment is excited to feature the following variant cover comic books for sale at WonderCon:

Co-written with Brian Azzarello with art by Andy Kubert and Klaus Janson, DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE pits Batman, Carrie Kelley, Superman and Wonder Woman against a renegade priest and his maniacal followers from the newly-restored city of Kandor! The first three issues will be available for sale during WonderCon, each with its own unique variant cover and selling for $15 each.

The issue #1 variant cover features art by Howard Porter (SUPERMAN, JUSTICE LEAGUE 3001). Issue #2 features cover art by Jill Thompson, while issue #3 includes a variant cover by Paul Pope. And if you’ve ever wanted your own one of a kind Dark Knight III cover from your favorite Bat-artist, then you’re in luck; DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE issue #1 will be available for $10, with a blank sketch cover you can take with you to artists’ alley!

Another series of exclusive variant covers celebrates the upcoming feature film BATMAN v SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE with variant covers for issues #50 of SUPERMAN, BATMAN AND WONDER WOMAN. Each sells for $10, and features a photo cover of each of the three principal actors in the film, Henry Cavill (Superman), Ben Affleck (Batman) and Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman).

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WonderCon 2016 takes place March 25-27 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California. Stay up to date on all things DC Entertainment by downloading the all-new DC Entertainment app on the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store. And be sure and stop by the DC Entertainment booth in South Hall (#1602) to meet some of your favorite writers and artists!

Image Schedule at WonderCon 2016

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Image Comics is pleased to return to WonderCon this year on Friday, March 25 through Sunday, March 27, 2016.
VARIANTS SOLD AT THE IMAGE BOOTH (#1802):

  • Circuit Breaker #1 WonderCon Variant by Kevin McCarthy and Kyle Baker, cover by Kyle Baker ($10)
  • Tokyo Ghost HC Convention Variant by Rick Remender and Sean Gordon Murphy, cover by Sean Gordon Murphy ($35)

PANELS HOSTED BY IMAGE COMICS:

Image Comics: Where Creators Own Creativity, Friday, 3/25/16, 4:30p.m. – 5:30p.m., Room: 403AB

The sky’s the limit with comics, as Joe Harris (SNOWFALL), Keenan Marshall Keller (THE HUMANS), Brian Schirmer (BLACK JACK KETCHUM), Jimmie Robinson (POWER LINES), and Brian Haberlin (FASTER THAN LIGHT) know very well. New creativity has been crucial to the success of comics and drives the most compelling stories out there. In this panel, we’ll discuss the importance of creativity and resonant ideas when creating comics. There’s no story that comics can’t handle, so don’t be afraid to go deep or weird or both.

Top Cow Productions: From Then to Now, Saturday, 3/26/16, 11:30a.m. – 12:30p.m., Room: 515B

Founded by Marc Silvestri in 1992, Top Cow Productions soon made its name as the publisher of hit comics like Witchblade, The Darkness, and Cyberforce. The series stood the test of time, spawning a whole multimedia empire. Sit down with Marc Silvestri, Matt Hawkins (COO of Top Cow Productions), and Bryan Hill (Story Editor) for an exclusive look at where Top Cow has been and where it’s going next.

Image Comics: Where Creators Own Craft, Saturday, 3/26/16, 2:30p.m. – 3:30p.m., Room: 403AB

Ed Brubaker (THE FADE OUT), Kurtis Wiebe (RAT QUEENS), Tom Neely (THE HUMANS), Greg Hinkle (AIRBOY), and Malachi Ward (ISLAND) all bring one important thing to their work: a very, very high level of craft. Craft is what makes comics go—it makes for beautiful art, clever writing, and amazing storytelling. Craft is a product of talent, hard work, and experience—if you want to know what it takes, come listen to the best.

SIGNINGS HOSTED AT IMAGE COMICS BOOTH (#1802):

FRIDAY, MARCH 25TH

12:00 – 12:45 PM    Greg Hinkle
1:00 – 1:45 PM    Ed Brubaker, ticketed
2:00 – 2:45 PM    Jimmie Robinson
3:00 – 3:45 PM    Brian Haberlin
4:00 – 4:45 PM    Kyle Baker & Kevin McCarthy
5:00 – 5:45 PM    Dustin Nguyen
6:00 – 6:45 PM    Joe Harris

SATURDAY, MARCH 26TH

10:00 – 10:45 AM    Kyle Higgins & Alec Siegel
11:00 – 11:45 AM    Joe Harris
12:00 – 12:45 PM    Malachi Ward
1:00 – 1:45 PM    Kurtis Wiebe, ticketed
2:00 – 2:45 PM    Kyle Baker & Kevin McCarthy
3:00 – 3:45 PM    Sina Grace
4:00 – 4:45 PM    Ed Brubaker, ticketed
5:00 – 5:45 PM    Brian Schirmer
6:00 – 6:45 PM    Tom Neely and Keenan Marshall Keller

SUNDAY, MARCH 27TH

11:00 – 11:45 AM    Kurtis Wiebe, ticketed
12:00 – 12:45 PM    Brian Schirmer
1:00 – 1:45 PM    Tom Neely and Keenan Marshall Keller
2:00 – 2:45 PM    Sina Grace, Amber Benson, Daniel Freedman, ticketed
3:00 – 3:45 PM    Kyle Baker & Kevin McCarthy

 

Anime Boston 2016 Guest List Announced

000000_anime-boston-2016Anime Boston, the largest anime convention in New England, has announced its guest lineup for their March 25 – 27 show! Coming all the way from Japan are Director Kyohei Ishiguro, Character Designer Yukiko Aikei, Producer Masao Maruyama, and Voice actors Toshio Furukawa and Shino Kakinuma. Their work encompasses many of the most popular anime movies and television shows including Mobile Suit Gundam, Sailor Moon, Fist of the North Star, Dragon Ball Z, Death Note, Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere, and many more. This a rare opportunity for North American fans to meet these artists as they make few US appearances, some are even making the trip for the first time!

Also appearing are several of the voice actors who dub Japanese anime into English including Tony Oliver (Robotech, Lupin the III), Eric Vale (Dragon Ball Z, One Piece), Carrie Keranen (Your lie in April, Kill la Kill), Erica Lindbeck (The Seven Deadly Sins, Your lie in April), Max Mittelman (Transformers: Rescue Bots, The Seven Deadly Sins) Patrick Seitz (Naruto: Shippûden, Sailor Moon Crystal), Monica Rial (Dragon Ball Z Kai, Soul Eater), Todd Haberkorn (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, The Legend of Korra) and Greg Ayres (Neon Genesis Evangelion, Samurai 7). Guests will be available for autographs and photos with fans but in order to maximize everyone’s experience Anime Boston has laid out a set of guidelines on their website.

Anime Boston additionally features an art track where artists sell commissions, manga, zines, and prints with Featured Artists who conduct panels and workshops. This year’s Featured Artists are Eric Proctor, Nightengale Needles, Kel McDonald, Trevor Mueller, and Rich Pellegrino.

As in past years, Anime Boston 2016 will present many popular events including a masquerade, an anime music video contest, video programming rooms, an artists’ alley and art show, karaoke, game shows, video games, manga library, formal and informal dances, and much more. Dealers’ room will be located in the cavernous Halls A and B of the Hynes Convention Center selling manga, anime DVDs, t-shirts, prints, and collectibles.

About Anime Boston:
Anime Boston is an annual three-day Japanese animation convention held in Boston, Mass. Anime Boston 2016 is scheduled for Friday, March 25 through Sunday, March 27 at the Hynes Convention Center and Sheraton Boston Hotel. More information about Anime Boston can be found at www.animeboston.com.

About New England Anime Society:
The New England Anime Society was founded in 2001. Based in Massachusetts, The New England Anime Society, Inc. is parent organization of Anime Boston and is dedicated to furthering public education and understanding of the Japanese language and culture through visual and written media. More information about The New England Anime Society is available at www.neanime.org.

CA – Batman #50 Signing

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Singer Chris Daughtry (American Idol) and Batman inker Danny Miki appear at Golden Apple Comics on Thursday March 24th at 5:00 PM to sign Daughtry’s variant cover of BATMAN #50 (inked by Jim Lee) from DC Comics!

Purchase of the comic from Golden Apple Comics is required to obtain a line pass. Limit of one comic and one personal item to be signed. 

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

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