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  • OR – Spider-Gwen #1 Signing

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    Robbi Rodriguez, series artist behind Marvel’s forthcoming Spider-Gwen comic book series, appears at the Portland TFAW store on Wednesday, February 25 from 2:00 to 4:00pm.

    The breakout hit of the most ambitious Spider-Man event of the century is starring in her own new ongoing comic book series. Follow Gwen Stacy as she comes to terms with the great powers (and responsibility) that come after a radioactive spider bite.

    Copies of Spider-Gwen #1 will be available for purchase at the event. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to meet the artist behind this exciting new book and get the first issue signed February 25 at the Portland TFAW!

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    Things From Another World
    2916 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232

    CA – The Black Vortex Launch Party

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    Writer Sam Humphries appears at Phat Collectibles on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 6:00 PM to promote Marvel’s next galactic event THE BLACK VORTEX!

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    Press Release:

    Marvel heads back into space in February 2015 for the next big cosmic event, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY AND X-MEN: THE BLACK VORTEX. As you may guess from the title, the story features the combined forces of the Guardians and the X-Men as well as a clutch of the galaxy’s most heinous villains seeking an object of incalculable worth.

    BLACK VORTEX: ALPHA, written by Sam Humphries with art by Ed McGuinness, kicks off the story, which continues into all of Marvel’s cosmic titles including GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, LEGENDARY STAR-LORD, ALL-NEW X-MEN, NOVA, CYCLOPS, CAPTAIN MARVEL and others.

    “What happens when one person submits to the Black Vortex and becomes a titan of the cosmos?” asks Guardians of the Galaxy & X-Men: The Black Vortex Alpha writer Sam Humphries in an interview with Marvel.com. “What happens when a whole team does it. Or a whole planet? But against the epic scale, we’re grounding the story in the deeply personal conflict each character will go through just by encountering the Black Vortex.”

    Phat Collectibles
    1201 S. Euclid Street, Anaheim, CA 92804
    (714) 808-9355

    NYC – Nerdist Comics Panel

    nerdist-comics-panelMega-star writer Brian Michael Bendis (Guardians of the Galaxy; All-New X-Men; Powers; Scarlet; Ultimate Spider-Man and lots more!) joins hosts Ben Blacker (Thunderbolts; Thrilling Adventure Hour) and Heath Corson (Batman: Assault on Arkham) at Rock Bar on Friday, October 10, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM for a special New York Super Week edition of Nerdist Comics Panel in which will be discussed the process and business of writing comic books, his work in other media, the creation of Miles Morales the Ultimate Spider-Man, and his new book, Words for Pictures: The Art and Business of Writing Comics which discusses many of the interests of this very podcast!

    Just announced! Artists Alex Maleev (Daredevil), Mike Oeming (Powers), and David Mack (Kabuki) will be live-sketching and the sketches will be auctioned off for the charity at the event.

    For more info click the linkHear past episodes! Proceeds from this and all nerdist Comics Panels benefit 826, the national nonprofit program to encourage creative writing in students. This one in particular benefits local 826 NYC. www.nyc.org

    Get tickets ($10) at the link!

    Rock Bar
    185 Christopher Street, New York, NY 10014
    (212) 675-1864

    OR – Excalibur Comics 40th Anniversary Signing

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    Brian Michael Bendis, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Matt FractionMichael Avon Oeming, Taki Soma, and David Marquez sign at Excalibur Comics on Wednesday August 6th at 6:00 p.m. for the store 40th anniversary!

    Excalibur Books & Comics
    2444 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214-3969
    (503) 231-7351

    MA – Broxo/Primates Signing

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    Maris Wicks (Primates) and Zack Giallongo (Broxo) talk about their graphic novels on Wednesday July 30, 2014 at 7:00 PM! Both will appear on August 8-10th at Boston Comic Con at tables C321 (Wicks) and D423 (Giallongo)!

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    Barnes & Noble
    1 Worcester Rd, Framingham, MA 01701
    508-628-5567

    OR – Free Comic Book Day 2014

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    Press Release:

    Things From Another World will open early at 9 am Saturday, May 3 for Free Comic Book Day, an incredibly popular, family-friendly event! Choose up to 10 special free comics from Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, and more (while supplies last), shop $2 and $5 doorbusters, and get autographs from your favorite comic book creators.

    Plus: get 20% off almost everything in the store*, and save an additional 5% if you’re a TFAW box customer! Later, come back for the Free Comic Book Day After Party at the Portland TFAW from 7 to 10 pm, featuring free burgers and dogs (including veggie options), complimentary beer (for those 21+), prizes, music, and more.

    Signing Schedule:
    10:00 am-12:00 pm
    * Greg Rucka (Lazarus, Veil, Punisher)
    * Terry Dodson (X-Men, Catwoman)

    12:00-2:00 pm
    * Steve Lieber (Superior Foes of Spider-Man, Whiteout)
    * Jim Valentino (Co-Founder of Image Comics)

    2:00-4:00 pm:
    * Chris Roberson (Sovereign), Chris Sebela (Ghost), Adam P. Knave (Never Ending), and Ibrahim Moustafa (The Pound)
    2:30-4:30 pm:
    * David Marquez (Ultimate Spider-Man)

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    Things From Another World
    2916 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232

    OH – The Brian Michael Bendis Experience

    bendis2Brian Michael Bendis appears at the Cleveland Institute of Art on Thursday April 3, 2014 from 5:00PM – 6:30PM!

    Press Release:

    Brian Michael Bendis (CIA Class of 1991) is an award-winning comics creator, New York Times bestseller and one of the most successful writers working in mainstream comics. He’ll share his wit and wisdom – and maybe even a little career advice – with aspiring graphic novelists and comics lovers in this visiting artist lecture, which is free and open to the public.

    Bendis is most recently the writer of All New X-Men and Uncanny X-Men, bringing about a new Renaissance for the X-Men franchise. He also launched a brand-new Guardians Of The Galaxy series as Marvel Comics gears up for the Disney motion picture of the same name. All three books debuted at number one on national sales charts.

    Bendis completed nine years at the helm of Marvel’s popular Avengers franchise by writing every issue of the New Avengers, plus debuting the hit books Avengers, Mighty Avengers and Dark Avengers, along with the wildly successful ‘event’ projects Avengers vs X-Men, House of M, Secret War, Secret Invasion, Age of Ultron, and Siege.

    Cinematheque presents Checefsky
    Make an evening of it: stick around after Bendis’s talk for The Cinematheque’s presentation of The Films of Bruce Checefsky, starting at 6:45pm. Learn about the other side of CIA’s mild-mannered gallery director who, for the past 13 years has moonlighted as a maker of short, independent films that have shown widely around the world. For more information, including ticket prices, click here.

    Cleveland Institute of Art
    11610 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106
    (216) 421-7000

    OH – Guardians of the Galaxy Signing

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    Superstar writer (and native Clevelandite) Brian Michael Bendis appears at Comic Heaven on Saturday April 5th!! Mr. Bendis will sign from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm! He is a prolific writer with credits including Powers, Daredevil, Ultimate Spider-Man, New Avengers, All-New X-Men, and Guardians of the Galaxy, soon to be a major motion picture. As one of Marvel Comics’ architects Bendis has worked on company-wide crossovers such as Age of Ultron, Avengers vs X-Men, Siege, Civil War, House of M, and more.

    Comic Heaven
    4847 Robinhood Drive, Willoughby, OH 44094
    (440) 942-6960

    OR – The Joyners in 3D Signing

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    David Marquez and Tara Rhymes sign at Floating World Comics on Wednesday April 9th from 5:00 – 7:00 pm!

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    Floating World Comics
    400 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 97209
    (503) 241-0227

    OH – TEDxCLE Event

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    Writer Brian Michael Bendis appears at The Cleveland Museum of Art to as part of  TEDxCLE on Friday, April 4, 2014!

    Tickets On-sale: Mon., March 3, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.
    Gartner Museum: $43
    Simulcast Rooms: $33

    Purchase Tickets:
    Online: www.TEDxCLE.com/tickets SOLD OUT
    Phone: 888-CMA-0033

    Biography

    Brian Michael Bendis is an American comic book writer and former artist. He has won critical acclaim, including five Eisner Awards for both his creator-owned work and his work on various Marvel Comics books.

    Starting out with crime and noir comics, Bendis eventually moved to mainstream superhero work. With Bill Jemas and Mark Millar, Bendis was the primary architect of the Ultimate Marvel Universe, launching Ultimate Spider-Man in 2000, on which he continues as writer to the present day. He relaunched the Avengers franchise with New Avengers in 2004, and has also written the Marvel “event” storylines “House of M”, “Secret War”, 2008′s “Secret Invasion” and 2010′s “Siege”.

    Though Bendis has cited comic book writers such as Frank Miller and Alan Moore, his own writing influences are less rooted in comics, drawing on the work of David Mamet, Richard Price, and Aaron Sorkin, whose dialogue Bendis feels are “the best in any medium.”

    In addition to writing comics, he has also worked in television, video games and film, and taught writing at Portland State University. He will begin teaching at University of Oregon starting in Fall 2013, and his book Words for Pictures will be out in Spring 2014 from Random House.

    The Cleveland Museum of Art
    11150 East Boulevard Cleveland, Ohio 44106

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