Baltimore Comic-Con Spring Fling Returns This Sunday

Press Release:

This Sunday, April 29th, the Baltimore Comic-Con Spring Fling returns for its 2nd annual event! Baltimore Comic-Con Spring Fling is a good old-fashioned comic book show with rows and rows of comic book dealers from around the country selling comics and collectibles from the ancient to the very modern, and some amazing comic guests as well — and admission is free!

We are very happy to announce the addition of Pixar and Disney artist, Marty Baumann to our line-up of guests for Spring Fling 2018!

Marty Baumann is an illustrator, graphic artist, and production designer. He has contributed to some of the most popular, Oscar-winning animated films of all time. Marty has worked as an artist at Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios as an illustrator, graphic artist, and production designer on such films as Toy Story 3, Big Hero 6, Zootopia, Cars 2, Planes, Wreck-It Ralph 2, and many others. He also helped develop theme park installations, toy packaging, and Pixar corporate branding. Marty has rendered illustrations and developed characters for toy manufacturers, magazines, and newspapers, and illustrated children’s books, created logos, infographics, broadcast promotions, and presentation art for Hasbro, Universal Studios, National Geographic, Scholastic Books, Nickelodeon, and many others. Recent projects include his role as concept artist for the new Mystery Science Theater 3000 and the visual development of Sir Paul McCartney’s feature film, High in the Clouds.

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 on-line. 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.

And, as a special Hero Initiative guest, Tom King. The Ringo and Eisner Award winner 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.

Tom will be signing from 1pm-3pm at the Hero Initiative booth, accepting donations for signatures. Tom requests that no graded books be brought for autographs and appreciates his fans’ understanding.

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.

NY – Rick Leonardi Signing

Artist Rick Leonardi appears at Best Comics on Saturday April 21st, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM!

Rick Leonardi has been working in comics since the 1980’s. He began his career at Marvel Comics working on titles like Uncanny X-Men, New Mutants, Vision and Scarlet Witch, Rampaging Hulk, Cloak and Dagger, Amazing Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2099 and more! He is credited, along with fellow illustrator Mike Zeck, for designing Spider-Man’s black costume which Spidey wore during the original Secret Wars series and would eventually become the villain Venom! The costume began as a design by Zeck that Leonardi embellished. Rick’s work hasn’t been limited to Marvel Comics; he has worked for DC Comics and many other publishers. Rick has had notable runs on DC Comics titles like Nightwing, Batgirl, Vigilante, Birds of Prey and the intercompany crossover Green Lantern vs. Aliens! Leonardi’s work for other publishers includes drawing the Star Wars: General Grievous and Star Wars Darth Vader and the Lost Command mini-series as well as working on characters like Witchblade, Predator, and Painkiller Jain! Rick continues to work in comics with his art appearing on covers, in back up stories and most recently drawing the Booster Gold/Flintstones one shot and the Jack Kirby 100th Anniversary Sandman Special!

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Best Comics
1300 Jericho Tpke, New Hyde Park, NY 11040
(516) 328-1900

GA – FCBD 2018: Dr. No’s Comics

Dr. No’s celebrates Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 5th with special guests Mark Bagley, Julie Hadden Barclay, Peter Cutler, Les Dabel, Kristina Deak-Linsner, Mike Gordon, Van Jensen, JM Linsner, Dean Motter, and Jorge Santiago Jr.! (Signing: 12:30 until 2:00 PM)

Dr. No’s Comics & Games SuperStore
3372 Canton Road #104, Marietta, GA 30066
770-422-4642

Marvel Returns To C2E2 with Signings, Panels & More

April 6, 2018 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Illinois

Press Release:

MARVEL RETURNS TO C2E2 WITH SIGNINGS, PANELS AND MORE!

“This weekend, Marvel is taking Chicago by storm! And you won’t want to miss what we’ve got in-store for fans as we’re packing this year’s convention with wall-to-wall fan service including signings, panels, stage events and more! Heading to the show? Make sure to stop by the Marvel Booth (Booth #327) to get in on the action and excitement all weekend long.

Want to get the inside scoop on all of the can’t-miss Marvel news? What about the lowdown on some of the summer’s most anticipated upcoming books like INFINITY WARS and EXTERMINATION? Then you won’t want to miss this year’s panel lineup, chock full of breaking news and unforgettable moments! Bring a camera, you never know who might show up! Plus, don’t miss all the exciting events happening at the Marvel Booth all weekend long including signings, giveaways (while supplies last), costume contests and more!

That’s not all! This year’s show features appearances from the celebrated artists of Marvel’s 2018 Young Guns program, including Aaron Kuder, Javier Garron, Marco Checchetto, Mike Del Mundo and Pepe Larraz. Learn more about what it takes to be a Young Gun at the Marvel: Young Guns panel, and don’t miss their Marvel booth signing where attendees will be able to snag an exclusive litho!

Plus, don’t miss an all-star line-up of some your favorite Marvel creators! Swing by the Marvel booth for scheduled appearances by Jay Anacleto, Rachelle Rosenberg, Christina Strain, Tana Ford, Stacey Lee, Joe Quinones, Robbie Thompson, Marc Laming, Alitha E. Martinez, Humberto Ramos, Brian Level, Mark Waid, Ashley Witter, Khary Randolph, Ryan Stegman, Jason Aaron, Jorge Molina, Marcus To, Mark Brooks, Annie Wu, Christopher Priest and Jim Zub! Check Marvel’s signing schedule for details on their signing times.”

SIGNING SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, APRIL 6TH

  • 1pm – 2pm: JAY ANACLETO / RACHELLE ROSENBERG / CHRISTINA STRAIN
  • 2pm – 3pm: TANA FORD / STACEY LEE / JOE QUINONES / ROBBIE THOMPSON
  • 4pm – 5pm: MARVEL YOUNG GUNS 2018 SIGNING (MARCO CHECCHETTO / MIKE DEL MUNDO / JAVIER GARRÓN / AARON KUDER / PEPE LARRAZ)

SATURDAY, APRIL 7TH

  • 12pm – 1pm: MARC LAMING / ALITHA E. MARTINEZ / HUMBERTO RAMOS
  • 1pm – 2pm: MARCO CHECCHETTO / BRIAN LEVEL / MARK WAID / ASHLEY WITTER
  • 2pm – 3pm: MIKE DEL MUNDO / KHARY RANDOLPH / RYAN STEGMAN
  • 4pm– 5pm: JASON AARON / AARON KUDER / JORGE MOLINA / MARCUS TO

SUNDAY, APRIL 8TH

  • 12pm – 1pm: MARK BROOKS / ANNIE WU
  • 1pm – 2pm: JASON AARON / JAVIER GARRÓN / RYAN STEGMAN
  • 2pm – 3pm: PEPE LARRAZ / CHRISTOPHER PRIEST / JIM ZUB

Schedule is tentative and subject to change without notice.

BOOTH SCHEDULE: BOOTH #327

FRIDAY, APRIL 6TH

  • 11am – 11:30am: “HUNT FOR WOLVERINE” COSPLAY MEET-UP AND CONTEST WITH CHARLES SOULE
  • 1pm – 3pm: MARVEL COSPLAY PHOTO OP
  • 4pm – 5pm: MARVEL UNLIMITED MEMBERS GIVEAWAY
  • 6pm – 7pm: MARVEL SUPER HERO HAPPY GIVEAWAY HOUR

SATURDAY, APRIL 7TH

  • 3pm – 4pm: MARVEL COSTUME CONTEST – See Marvel.com/C2E2costumecontest for full terms and conditions
  • 4pm – 5pm: MARVEL UNLIMITED MEMBERS GIVEAWAY
  • 6pm – 7pm: MARVEL SUPER HERO HAPPY GIVEAWAY HOUR

SUNDAY, APRIL 8TH

  • 10am – 11am: MARVEL UNLIMITED MEMBERS GIVEAWAY
  • 11:30am – 11:45am: NEW BEGINNINGS with E.I.C. C.B. CEBULSKI
  • 4pm – 5pm: MARVEL SUPER HERO HAPPY GIVEAWAY HOUR

Schedule is tentative and subject to change without notice. Giveaways available while supplies last.

PANEL SCHEDULE

FRIDAY APRIL 6TH

  • MARVEL: BREAKING INTO COMICS THE MARVEL WAY (11am – 12pm, Room S401)
  • MARVEL: NEXT BIG THING (1:30pm – 2:30pm, Room S401)

SATURDAY APRIL 7TH

  • MARVEL: HOUSE OF IDEAS (11am – 12pm, Room S401)
  • MARVEL: MEET THE NEW EDITOR-IN-CHIEF with C.B. CEBULSKI (2:45pm– 3:45pm, Room S401)
  • MARVEL: YOUNG GUNS PANEL (4pm – 5pm, Room S401)

SUNDAY APRIL 8TH

  • MARVEL: TRUE BELIEVERS PANEL** (12:15pm – 1:15pm, Room S401)

NOTE: This panel requires Marvel Mastercard or Marvel Mastercard invitation, current Marvel Unlimited Plus membership or emailed RSVP confirmation for entry.

  • MARVEL: WOMEN OF MARVEL (1:30pm – 2:30pm, Room S404)

DE – Venom/Action Comics Anniversary Signing

Captain Blue Hen Comics celebrates two milestones on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 with David Michelinie, co-creator of Venom on his 30th anniversary, and the one thousandth issue of Action Comics with artist Brett Breeding! Get a custom sketch cover variant from our friends from The Corpse Crew: Ken Haeser & Buz Hasson

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Captain Blue Hen Comics
280 E. Main Street, Newark, DE 19711
302-737-3434

NYC – Amazing Spider-Man #798 Signing

Writer Dan Slott (Silver Surfer, upcoming: Fantastic Four and Iron Man) appears at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at JHU Comics’ new location for their first signing to celebrate the release of Marvel’s Amazing Spider-Man #798, part 2 of Go Down Swinging!

*Purchase of Amazing Spider-Man #798 is required to participate in signing.

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JHU Comic Books MANHATTAN
481 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10016
(212) 268-7088

MD – FCBD: Infinity Countdown Prime Signing

Writer Gerry Duggan and artist Mike Hawthorne appear at Third Eye Comics on Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM!

Press Release:

With the 10 year anniversary of Third Eye making this our biggest FREE COMIC BOOK DAY of all-time, we knew we had to do something extra special, and as such, we brought out two of comics biggest superstars (as well as two long-time friends of Third Eye!), Gerry Duggan and Mike Hawthorne!

Gerry & Mike have wowed you with their work on DEADPOOL for the last few years, and we’re flattered to have them joining us to help celebrate the 10th anniversary of the shop.

And, even cooler, Gerry and Mike are the driving creative forces behind the upcoming INFINITY COUNTDOWN mini-series, which is going to be leading us into some MAJOR stuff for the Marvel Universe in 2018!

On top of all that, we’ll have a very special THIRD EYE COMICS variant of Gerry Duggan’s incredible new IMAGE COMICS series ANALOG #1, limited to just 500 copies, and available for purchase only at our FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 10th anniversary celebration, featuring art by Mike Hawthorne.

You can get it signed by both creators, and hold a little slice of Third Eye history in your hands!

When we saw that we were having two of the best guests ever for FREE COMIC BOOK DAY with Mike Hawthorne & Gerry Duggan joining us, and with Gerry’s brand new IMAGE COMICS ongoing series, ANALOG, releasing shortly before FCBD — we knew we had to do something special to celebrate!

So, we were lucky enough to have Mike put together one of the best darn Third Eye variants we’ve ever done!

We’ll be making this exclusive cover of Gerry’s ANALOG #1 available exclusively at Third Eye for FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2018 to commemorate our 10 year anniversary, and you can snag yours for just $3.99.

And of course, Mike & Gerry will both be on hand to sign copies of your ANALOG #1 Third Eye 10th Anniversary variant!

Get your photo taken with the Imperial 501st Legion Stormtroopers! So, we LOVE Star Wars here at Third Eye, and well, any chance we get to hang out with a bunch of Stormtroopers, well, hot diggity, we’re going to take it! So, joining us from 9AM-1PM at Third Eye, we’ll have the Old Line Garrison 501st Legion Stormtroopers taking photos and hanging out!

Face-painting & more at our super-fun Free Comic Book Day kids tent! (Face-Painting 10AM-2PM) One of our favorite parts of FREE COMIC BOOK DAY is seeing kids getting into comics, and having a blast, and just like we’ve done before, we’ll be hosting a super fun dedicated FCBD Kids Tent loaded with kids FREE COMIC BOOK DAY books, and featuring our special guest: face-painting artist extraordinaire Mr. Corey! Get your face painted, grab some free comics, and have some fun with us!

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Third Eye Comics
209 Chinquapin Round Road, Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 897-0322

NYC – Comic Book History of Comics Signing

Writer Fred Van Lente and artist Ryan Dunlavey appear at Carmine Street Comics on Friday, March 23rd at 6:00 PM to sign The Comic Book History of Comics!

Fred Van Lente is the co-founder, along with artist Ryan Dunlavey, of Evil Twin Comics, which produces his and Dunlavey’s non-fiction comic books, the first and most famous of which is Action Philosophers. Fred has worked on such books as Incredible Hercules with Greg Pak, Marvel Zombies, Power Man and Iron Fist, and wrote the play King Kirby.

Ryan is the artist of Action Philosophers, Action Presidents, The Comic Book History of Comics, Dirt Candy, Polidiocy, MODOK, G.I.Joe and lots more.

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Carmine Street Comics
34 Carmine Street, New York, New York 10014
(646) 656-1022

NYC – Amazing Spider-Man #797 Signing

Writer Dan Slott (Silver Surfer, Superior Spider-Man) appears at Forbidden Planet on Wednesday, March 7th at 6:30 PM to celebrate the release of Amazing Spider-Man #797, which ushers in the last storyline of his run that began almost a decade ago.

Forbidden Planet
832 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
212-473-1576

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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