AZ – Action Comics #1000 Signing

Artist Steve Rude appears at Samurai Comics on Saturday, April 21 from noon till 5:00 PM to sign the 1930s variant cover of Action Comics #1000! Steve will also have his original painting of the cover of Action Comics #1000 on display at the store. Steve will be doing sketches while time permits. Sketches will be $50 per sketch, but Steve will be doing FREE sketches for active Military members as a part of our Salute to Service Day.

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Samurai Comics
6808 N. Dysart Rd. #148, Glendale, AZ 85307
(623) 872-8886

MN – Action Comics #1000 Signing

Action Comics/Superman superstar creator Dan Jurgens will be signing copies of the historic Action Comics #1000 at Comic Book College on Wednesday, April 18th 2018 from 4:00 till 7:00 PM.

Dan Jurgens is an accomplished writer and artist who both writes and draws the adventures of the comic book industry’s most legendary characters. His storytelling talents have breathed life into the most noteworthy properties from DC Comics, Marvel Comics and more. Dan has also created numerous characters that have become enduring staples in their fictional universes while stretching to other media as well.

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Comic Book College
4632 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55419
(612) 822-2309

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.

NYC – Isola #1 Signing

Writer Brenden Fletcher and artist Karl Kerschl join us from Midtown Comics Downtown on Thursday, April 5th at 6:00 PM to celebrate the launch of their brand new Image Comics series Isola #1! This is an open signing and we recommend showing up early, just to be safe. Purchase of Isola #1 is mandatory, you may get up to 3 items signed.

About Isola #1:

Childhood friends Brenden Fletcher and Eisner Award-winning storyteller Karl Kerschl (Gotham Academy) reunite on the comics page with a breathtaking fantasy adventure two decades in the making! The captain of the Royal Guard has fled the capital city with the Queen of Maar, suffering under the effects of an evil spell. Captain Rook’s only hope of returning Queen Olwyn to her throne and saving the kingdom from impending war lies on an island half a world away-a place known in myth as Isola, land of the dead. Recommended for fans of Studio Ghibli and the work of Hayao Miyazaki.

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Midtown Comics Downtown
64 Fulton Street, New York, New York 10038
(212) 302-8192

CA – Action Comics #1000 Blank Cover Sketchfest

Andrew Robinson, Scott Koblish, and Rafael Navarro appear at The Comic Bug  on Wednesday, April 18th at 5:00 PM to celebrate the release of Action Comics #1000! They will be taking commissions to draw the Man of Steel on blank covers. A portion of the day’s proceeds will go to benefit the Hero Initiative.

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The Comic Bug
1807 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 372-6704

CA – Doomsday Clock #4 Signing

Geoff Johns, DC Comics’s Chief Creative Officer and writer of Green Lantern, The Flash, Justice League, Superman, and many more, appears at Earth-2 Comics on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 2:00 PM to sign DOOMSDAY CLOCK!

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Earth-2 Comics
15017 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
(818) 386-9590

NYC – Weapon H #1 Signing

Writer Greg Pak and artist Cory Smith join us from Midtown Comics Downtown on Friday, March 23rd at 6:00 PM to celebrate the launch of the brand new Marvel series Weapon H #1! This is an OPEN signing and we recommend showing up early, just to be safe. Purchase of Weapon H #1 is mandatory, you may get up to 3 items signed. See you there!

Weapon H #1:

The Weapon X Program has done it again! At the cost of their own destruction, they’ve completed their biggest and possibly most dangerous experiment yet… With the strength of the Hulk and the rage and claws of Wolverine comes WEAPON H! It’s been some time since Weapon H escaped and destroyed his creators. Now, our hero is on the run, as he tries to escape his mysterious past and seclude himself from the rest of society. But when a new kind of Wendigo threatens the lives of others, will Weapon H be able to shirk his responsibility? Does any of his humanity remain? Writer Greg Pak and artist Cory Smith tell the tale in Weapon H #1!

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Midtown Comics Downtown
64 Fulton Street, New York, New York 10038
(212) 302-8192

IL – Immortal Men #1 Signing

Jim Lee, comics superstar and DC Comics co-Publisher, makes a rare Chicago appearance at Graham Crackers Comics on Wednesday April 4, 2018!

Press Release:

It’s true!  The busiest man in comics is taking some time out to meet his fans at Graham Crackers Comics of Chicago!  Jim Lee will be appearing for one evening only at our Chicago LOOP location (77 E. Madison) – in fact he will be visiting on NEW COMICS DAY (Wednesday April 4th 2018) from 6pm – 9pm to help promote DC COMICS NEW AGE OF HEROES line!

Wednesday April 11th is the day the IMMORTAL MEN #1 from the new age of heroes line premieres with artwork by Jim Lee (of course)!  We will have the book on hand so you can get yours signed!  Due to the overwhelming demand and how rare it is for Jim to be able to step away from his already hectic schedule helping run DC COMICS – we are selling tickets to make sure that the people that want to meet Jim get a chance to, here’s how it works:

To get a TICKET to meet JIM LEE you pre-purchase a pass at any of the 11 Graham Crackers Comics locations, or even off our website – HERE!

  • The tickets cost $10.98 and gets you
  • Immortal Men #1 ($2.99 cover price – due out 4/11/18) – signed by Jim Lee in front of you!
  • Action Comics #1000 ($7.99 cover price – due out 4/18/18) – featuring cover by Jim Lee and interior artwork by Jim Lee with Brian Michael Bendis 1st new DC Comics work!
  • Ticket guarantees you a spot at the signing, a chance to meet Jim, get your signed Immortal Men plus any other item you want to have signed by Mr. Lee (total of 2 signed items per person)

Tickets are NOT required for meeting Jim Lee or getting an autograph, but anyone that shows up for the signing with a ticket will be placed before people without tickets.  Due to the overwhelming demand to meet Mr. Lee the ticket purchasing is the only way we can keep count on how many people are coming and being able to make sure that the person that drove for 4 hours gets their autographed items and a chance to meet Jim.  The tickets retail price simply covers the cover price of the two new Jim Lee DC comics.

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Graham Crackers Comics – CHICAGO LOOP
77 E. Madison Street, Chicago, IL 60602
312-629-1810

DC Pop-Up Shop Signings at SXSW 2018

Press Release:

DC Comics is bringing some of its top comic book talent to Austin, Texas for fan signings at the SXSWXDC Pop-Up Shop & Super Hero Experience (717 Red River Street, Austin, TX 7870). SXSW attendees have a chance to meet legendary comic book writers and artists Jim Lee, Frank Miller, Dan Jurgens, and Brian Michael Bendis during autograph sessions on March 10 and 11. By popular demand from the fans, a third signing has been added for Lee on March 10 at 1.00pm.

Fans may bring up to two items to be signed at each of the sessions. Tickets are limited and all best efforts will be made for fans to get a signature, but they cannot be guaranteed.

Fans can pre-register on Eventbrite at the following links or stop by the SXSWXDC Pop-Up Shop & Super Hero Experience for any available stand-by tickets.

Jim Lee (Saturday, March 10 at 1 p.m.)

Jim Lee & Frank Miller (Saturday, March 10 at 3:30 p.m.)

Brian Michael Bendis (Saturday, March 10 at 6 p.m.)

Dan Jurgens (Sunday, March 11 at 12:15 p.m.)

Jim Lee (Sunday, March 11 at 1:30 p.m.)

Brian Michael Bendis (Sunday, March 11 at 2:45 p.m.)

Dan Jurgens (Sunday, March 11 at 4 p.m.)

Return of the Baltimore Comic-Con Spring Fling

Press Release:

The Baltimore Comic-Con returns to the Inner Harbor’s Baltimore Convention Center this September 28-30, but so does our special “thank you” event to our fans: Baltimore Comic-Con Spring Fling returns for its 2nd annual event Sunday April 29, 2018 from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM at the BWI Airport Marriott!

Baltimore Comic-Con Spring Fling 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…and we’re bringing in a few guests as well!

Ringo Award winner and Harvey and Eisner award nominee Frank Cho launched his career as a comic strip artist at the University of Maryland-College Park student newspaper, penning University2, which was the predecessor of his creator-owned syndicated strip and comic series, Liberty Meadows. His body of work also includes Marvel Comics’ New Avengers, Mighty Avengers, Shanna the She-Devil, New Ultimates, and X-Men: Schism, as well as Jungle Girl for Dynamite Entertainment. His recent work can be seen in BOOM! Studios’ Skybourne, and on covers from DC Comics’ Harley Quinn and Wonder Woman.

Long-time friend of the show, Ringo, Harvey, and Eisner Award nominee, and guest since our inception in 2000 (!), artist and writer Steve Conley has contributed to numerous comic titles, both printed and online. His Astounding Space Thrills was self-published, published by Image Comics, and collected as a trade paperback by IDW. He has been featured in titles such as JLA-Z from DC Comics, Star Trek: Year Four from IDW, and Michael Chabon’s Amazing Adventures of the Escapist from Dark Horse Comics. His creator-owned Bloop, is available through his online store in print or soft copy editions, and you can read his webcomic, The Middle Age, on his website.

John Gallagher is the award-winning artist and writer of graphic novels Buzzboy and Roboy Red (with Rich Faber). John teamed with sons Jack and Will to create a kids book, E.P.I.C. Bros., about two kids whose superhero dad is always out saving the world, and they pass the time using his gizmos for lovable mayhem. Jack and Will follow in the footsteps of big sister Katie, who teamed with her dad to create Zoey and Ketchup. John’s Buzzboy is back from American Mythology Productions in Buzzboy Go Digital Monster Mayhem, where he has also contributed to the recently relaunched Casper the Friendly Ghost and The Inspector. When not creating comics, John is executive director of Kids Love Comics (kidslovecomics.net) and works as art director for Ranger Rick magazine.

Mark Morales has established himself as one of the industry’s go-to inkers for major titles and events for the big publishers. He has inked a vast number of titles at Marvel Comics including, among many others, A+X, Amazing Spider-Man, Avengers vs. X-Men, New Avengers, Secret Invasion, Sentry, Siege, Thor, Uncanny X-Men, Wolverine, X-Force, and X-Men. He has also done work for DC Comics on titles like Action Comics, Batman/Superman, JLA, New Suicide Squad, Prez, and Superman: The Man of Steel. He was also awarded the Harvey Award for Best Inker in 2009 and 2011.

Brandon Peterson has been a professional illustrator for over 20 years, working primarily as a penciller and inker, but often as a colorist, writer, editor, and art director. He has done a great deal of work at Marvel Comics, as the artist on books like AvX, Avengers, The Ultimates, Ultimate Vision, Ultimate Extinction, Ultimate X-Men, Astonishing X-Men, X-Men, and Uncanny X-Men. Brandon was also VP of Special Projects and Art Director of the now-defunct CrossGen Comics, where he created titles like Mystic and Chimera. He is also a veteran of Top Cow Productions, having worked on Codename: Strykeforce, Cyberforce, Ripclaw, Medieval Spawn/Witchblade, and his own book, Arcanum. His work is recently featured on IDW’s Revolution Heroes and DC Comics’ Trinity.

Additionally, the Hero Initiative will be in the room with us this year — stay tuned!

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.

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