Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Debuts Mycroft Holmes #1 at SDCC 2016

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Titan Comics are excited to announce that NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will be unveiling his unique take on Mycroft Holmes at the summer global event San Diego Comic-Con this July!

An all-new comic book adventure, The Apocalypse Handbook – written by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Robert Obtsfeld (Joker and the Thief) – sees the diffident, brilliant Mycroft pulled into a globe-spanning adventure at the behest of Queen Victoria and a secret organization at the heart of the British government. A madman is on the loose with futuristic weaponry capable of destroying civilization in the most horrific manner. Can the smartest man in England set aside his idle, womanizing ways long enough to track down the foe that may be his match?

This hotly anticipated comic book – which hits regular stores on August 3 – will exclusively debut at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con (July 21-24) with a special never-before-released variant cover by series artists Joshua Cassara (New Avengers, The Troop) and Luis Guerrero (The Twelfth Doctor) – only available to purchase at the show at Titan booth #5537.

As part of this special SDCC appearance, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as well as series artists, Joshua Cassara, Luis Guerrero, and Mycroft Holmes and the Apocalypse Handbook editor, Andrew James, will be speaking at an unmissable panel on Thursday July 21 at 12:00PM (room 5AB), taking SDCC attendees exclusively behind-the scenes of the new comic series and revealing special artwork previews.

SDCC attendees will also have the unique opportunity to meet Kareem and the creative team behind the comic book straight after the panel for a special Mycroft Holmes comic book signing at 1:30 PM in Autograph Alley AA02.

To keep up to date with Titan Comics and their plans for San Diego Comic-Con, follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr.

ABOUT TITAN COMICS
Titan Comics offers astounding creator-owned comics and graphic novels from new and world-renowned talent, alongside the world’s greatest licensed properties and classic graphic novels re-mastered for brand-new audiences. For more information, visit: www.titan-comics.com

ABOUT KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the NBA’s all-time leading scorer and a six-time NBA champion. He is also one of a handful of influential and respected black men in America who has a national platform as a regular contributing columnist for The Washington Post and Time Magazine, where he shares his thoughts on some of the most socially relevant and politically controversial topics facing our nation today. After 50 years as an athlete, activist, and New York Times bestselling author, he offers his perspectives on how we can work together to solve some of these issues as a nationally recognized speaker who appears regularly on the lecture circuit. His new political book, Writings on the Wall – Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White will be released August 2016 by Time Books and offers his personal perspectives on political issues facing America today.

In 2012, Kareem was appointed to be the U.S. Cultural Ambassador by then Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Currently he serves as the chairman of his Skyhook Foundation whose mission is to “Give Kids a Shot That Can’t be Blocked” by bringing educational opportunities to underserved communities through innovative outdoor environmental learning. Kareem’s most recent projects include the HBO Sports documentary, Kareem: Minority of One, which debuted in early November 2015 as HBO’s most watched and highest rated sports documentary. His debut novel Mycroft Holmes—a mystery novel and the first of an action/mystery series based on Sherlock Holmes’s savvy older brother—was released in by Titan Publishing in September 2015. Following the success of his novel, the comic, Mycroft Holmes & the Apocalypse Handbook will be released during Comic-Con in San Diego in July 2016. For more information, visit: www.kareemabduljabbar.com

CA – PaleyFest 2016: Better Call Saul Panel

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Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Michael McKean, Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian, Michael Mando, Vince Gilligan, and Peter Gould appear at PaleyFest on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 2:00 PM to talk about BETTER CALL SAUL!

Get tickets at the link…

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Dolby Theatre
6801 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90028
(323) 308-6300

SF – Hot Shots! Screening

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Yes, it’s been 30 years since “Top Gun.” But never mind that. It’s been 25 years since the hysterical parody “Hot Shots!” debuted and we’re celebrating!

Watch as Topper Harley (Charlie Sheen) flips for Ramada (Valeria Golino), goes to war, and saves the day alongside cohorts Kent (Cary Elwes), Wash-Out (Jon Cryer) and Admiral Tug Benson (Lloyd Bridges, in a hilarious and ridiculous performance).

Legendary comedy filmmakers Jim Abrahams and Pat Proft will be on hand for a special screening and Q&A at the Castro Theatre on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 7:00 PM. Director and co-writer Jim Abrahams is 1/3 of the infamous ZAZ trio, alongside David Zucker and Jerry Zucker, who created the comedies “Airplane!, “The Naked Gun,” “Kentucky Fried Movie” and “Top Secret.” Co-writer Pat Proft co-wrote the “Naked Gun” trilogy as well as the screenplays for “Police Academy” and “Bachelor Party.”

Click the link for tickets ($20)

Presented by SF Sketchfest

Castro Theatre
429 Castro Street San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 621-6120

DC – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Signs

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar signs at Politics and Prose on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 11:00 am.

In his first novel for adults, the NBA-legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, author of On the Shoulders of Giants and, not-incidentally, a long-time fan of the Holmes mysteries, focuses on Sherlock’s older, smarter but, according to Arthur Conan Doyle, less industrious, brother. In 1870, however, Mycroft is working hard at the War Office in London and already showing a distinct knack for international diplomacy. When news of strange deaths in Trinidad sends him overseas to investigate, he’s drawn into a puzzle that may involve supernatural beings.

The line for this signing will form outside the bookstore beginning at 10 a.m..

No posed photos will be allowed, but customers may take photos as they move through the signing line.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will be signing books only, no memorabilia.

Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
202-364-1919

CA – Mycroft Holmes Signing

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NBA legend and author Kareem Abdul-Jabbar appears at Mysterious Galaxy Books on Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 11:00 AM to sign MYCROFT HOLMES!

This is a numbered event – numbers for the signing line are free with the purchase of Mycroft Holmes from Mysterious Galaxy, available September 22, starting at 10 AM!

If you are planning to attend the event, please do not place your order through the web site as all such orders are processed after the event. Instead, please come by or call the store and purchase the book on or after the on-sale date. Limitations May Apply — Contact Staff For Details

Mysterious Galaxy Books
5943 Balboa Avenue, San Diego, CA 92111
858-268-4747

NYC – Mycroft Holmes Signing

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NBA legend and author Kareem Abdul-Jabbar appears at Barnes & Noble in Union Square on Monday September 21, 2015 at 6:00 pm to sign his new novel which explores the world of Mycroft Holmes.

MYCROFT HOLMES reveals the untold story of Sherlock’s older brother and the harrowing adventure that changed his life, and set the stage for the man Mycroft would become.

Barnes & Noble – Union Square
33 East 17th Street New York, NY 10003
212-253-0810

CA – Mycroft Holmes Signing

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NBA legend and author Kareem Abdul-Jabbar appears at Barnes & Noble at The Grove on Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 2:00 pm to sign his new novel which explores the world of Mycroft Holmes. (NOTE: This is a wristbanded signing.)

MYCROFT HOLMES reveals the untold story of Sherlock’s older brother and the harrowing adventure that changed his life, and set the stage for the man Mycroft would become.

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Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 525-0270

SF – Naked Gun Screening

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David Zucker, Pat Proft, Priscilla Presley, and moderator Andy Richter appear on Saturday February 9, 2013 at 1:00 pm!

Press Release:

It’s the 25th Anniversary of the funniest police procedural parody of all time! Based on the short-lived but beloved television series Police Squad!, the film was the first of a highly successful trilogy. Detective Lieutenant Frank Drebin, played by master deadpan comic actor Leslie Nielsen, tries to uncover a plot to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II, all while falling in love with the alluring Jane Spencer, played by the talented and funny Priscilla Presley. Director and co-screenwriter David Zucker (Airplane!; Kentucky Fried Movie), co-screenwriter Pat Proft (Police Academy; Hot Shots!) and entertainment icon Priscilla Presley will sit down for an in-depth look behind the scenes of this comedy classic.

Click the link for tickets ($20)

Presented by SF Sketchfest

Castro Theatre
429 Castro Street San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 621-6120