CA – Arrow Signing

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Marc GuggenheimExecutive Producer/Writer of the Arrow TV show and comic, appears at Phat Collectibles on Saturday October 5th at 2pm mere days before the Season Two premiere of Arrow! Marc is also well known for No Ordinary Family, Flash Forward, Eli Stone, Brothers & Sisters, CSI, Law & Order, and Green Lantern! His comic works include Aquaman, Punisher, Flash, Wolverine, Young X-Men, and of course, The Amazing Spider-Man!

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Phat Collectibles
1201 S. Euclid Street, Anaheim, CA 92804

Hero Initiative Brings Sal Buscema, George Perez & More to Baltimore Comic-Con 2013

August 29, 2013 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Maryland

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Press Release:

Hero Initiative will hit the Baltimore Comic Con on September 7-8 in a MASSIVE way with exclusive appearances by several comic book legends.

Hero Board member George Pérez of Avengers and Teen Titans fame will be at the Hero Initiative booth, #1501-#1502 all weekend. This will be the ONLY place you’ll be able to get autographs and sketches from George! He’ll be joined all weekend by artist Ron Frenz (Amazing Spider-ManSpider-Girl) exclusively at the Hero booth!

Saturday only, writer Tom DeFalco (Fantastic FourSpider-Girl) and artist Brett Breeding (Superman) will also be on hand at the Hero booth to help raise money for comic creators in medical and financial need.

And perhaps most importantly, Incredible Hulk and Avengers artistic legend Sal Buscema will be at the Hero Initiative booth on Saturday only from 1-4 p.m. Sal is 77 years old, and does very few public appearances. This will likely be his last. Sal will be signing autographs for $5 each or 3 for $10. This may be your last chance to get Sal to sign your books, so bring ’em on!

In addition, creators across the con floor will be taking donations for signatures at their own booths! We thank these artists and hope you stop and contribute to our cause! These creators include:

Mark Buckingham, Jim Calafiore, Cliff Chiang, Amanda Conner, Chris Giarrusso, Joe Hill, Roger Landridge, Joe Linsner, Laura Martin, Ron Marz, Jimmy Palmiotti. Andrew Pepoy, Brian Pulido, Tom Raney, Craig Rousseau, Chris Samnee, Alex Saviuk, Joe Staton, Bill Willingham, Chrissie Zullo, and many more.

And of course, the highlight of Saturday evening is the Harvey Awards, featuring the Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement Award and the Dick Giordano Humanitarian of the Year Award. Stop by to see who wins the hardware this year!

You can still buy your tickets at www.baltimorecomiccon.com for the weekend! See you there!

About The Hero Initiative

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $500,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.

NYC – JL Dark/Superior Spidey Signing

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JLD writer Ann Nocenti and artist ChrisCross plus Spidey writer Dan Slott sign at JHU Comic Books on Wednesday September 4th at 6:00 PM! *Please note: purchase of Justice League Dark #23.1 or Superior Spider-Man #17 is required to participate in signing.

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Press Release:

We here at JHU Comic Books have the great pleasure to announce that on Wednesday, September 4th, Superstar Writer/Artist team, Ann Nocenti and ChrisCross will be here promoting Justice League Dark #23.1! And joining them will be longtime JHU friend and Comic Writer extraordinaire, Dan Slott, promoting Superior Spider-Man #17!

That’s right folks, Ann, Chris and Dan will be joining us at 6:00pm at our Manhattan store to sign copies of the book and meet both new and longtime fans alike! In order to participate in the signing we must ask that you purchase a copy of Justice League Dark #23.1, and or a copy of Superior Spider-Man #17 and if you would like to bring any books of your own to the event to be signed, we ask that you observe the limit of 5 books per your turn on the line.

So come on down and get a copy of the 1st issue of the new DC “Villains Month” Event in Justice League Dark #23.1 and check out Superior Spider-Man #17, where fan favorite character Miguel O’Hara travels from 2099 to meet the Spider-Man of today! All with superstar creators, Ann Nocenti, ChrisCross and Dan Slott, here at JHU Comic Books, where fans and creators meet!

JHU Comic Books MANHATTAN
32 East 32nd Street, New York, NY 10016
(212) 268-7088

CA – Sidekick Signing

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J. Michael Straczynski and Troy Peteri sign at Collectors Paradise on Saturday, August 10, 2013 from 1:00pm until 3:00pm!

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Press Release:

J. Michael Straczynski, creator of the television show Babylon 5, Ten Grand, Midnight Nation, Rising Stars, and writer of Superman: Earth One GN (vol 1 & 2) as well as huge runs on Amazing Spider-Man and Thor among others, is our guest on August 10th, along with letterer extraordinaire Troy Peteri, to celebrate the release of SIDEKICK, the 2nd book in the new Joe’s Comics line from Image Comics.

Collector’s Paradise
319 S. Arroyo Parkway #4, Pasadena, CA 91105

CA – Sidekick Release Party

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J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI appears at Golden Apple Comics on Wednesday August 7th from 6:00 till 8:00 pm to launch his comic book: SIDEKICK ISSUE #1! This is the the newest series in his line of JOE’S COMICS.

Come down and meet JOE, get an autograph and an instant collectors item.

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

IN – Spidey Writer Signs

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Superior Spider-Man writer Dan Slott signs at Downtown Comics in Castleton from noon till 7:00 pm on Saturday July 27, 2013. Limited VIP tickets available.

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Downtown Comics
5767 East 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46250

NYC – Superior Spider-Man Signing

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Writer Dan Slott signs at JHU Comic Books on Wednesday July 24th at 6:00pm!

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Press Release:

Hello to one and all! On July 24th, we here at JHU Comic Books will be welcoming one of our favorite creators, the Spectacular Dan Slott to his first appearance at our new 32nd st. location! That’s right folks, Dan will be here at 6pm on the day, signing copies of the new issue of Superior Spider-Man (where everyone’s favorite web-head gets a brand spanking new costume!)

As always, we must ask that you purchase a copy of Superior Spider-Man #14 in order to participate in the signing, and if you would like to bring any books of your own to the event to be signed, we ask that you observe the limit of 5 books per your turn on line (meaning you may get Superior Spider-Man #14 plus 4 other books signed your first turn on line and, time permitting, you may go to the back of the line to get an additional 5 items signed at your next turn)

So come on down and get a copy of the latest issue of Superior Spider-Man signed by wall crawling mastermind, Dan Slott! All here at JHU Comic Books, where fans and creators meet!

JHU Comic Books MANHATTAN
32 East 32nd Street, New York, NY 10016
(212)268-7088

CA – Stan Lee Signs

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STAN LEE signs at Flying Colors Comics Wednesday August 7, 2013 from 12:30pm-3:00pm!! Excelsior!!

Press Release:

We’re thrilled to bring STAN LEE to Flying Colors as part of Flying Colors ongoing 25th Anniversary celebration.

We are working hard to make this an incredibly memorable and positive event for all who attend.

The Stan Lee Experience package includes:
• One autograph on a flat item (please be sure what you bring to be signed is an authorized item Stan was personally involved with), and…

• One photo (to be available for download on Aug. 8).

Autographs and photos will be strictly limited. Buy your autograph and photograph package at Flying Colors for $125.

Buy your Stan Lee package early and get priority line privileges, meaning we will be lining you up in order.

We ask that everyone purchasing autograph/photo packages get here by 11:30 prior to the 12:30 start of the event.

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Flying Colors Comics
2980 Treat Blvd (at Oak Grove Rd), Concord, CA 94518

Stan Lee Makes His Third Appearance at Baltimore Comic-Con 2013

**UPDATE: UNFORTUNATELY, DUE TO UNAVOIDABLE CIRCUMSTANCES, STAN LEE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO MAKE IT TO THE SHOW THIS YEAR. We have closed sales of the Stan Lee tickets and will be in touch in the coming weeks with refund options for existing buyers of Stan Lee tickets.**

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The Baltimore Comic-Con is honored to announce that Stan “The Man” Lee will return to Baltimore for the third year in a row at this year’s convention. The 14th Annual show will be taking place at the Baltimore Convention Center the weekend of September 7-8, 2012.

For this year’s show, Lee will be making appearances both days, signing autographs and posing for photographs with fans in attendance of the show.

He is known the world over as the architect of the Marvel Universe and the Father of Modern Comics. Along with Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, Lee co-created some of the most iconic characters of the Silver Age, including the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, the Avengers, the X-Men, the Incredible Hulk, Thor, Daredevil, Iron Man, and Doctor Strange.

Lee began his career in comics in 1939 at the age of 16, working for Martin Goodman at Timely Comics. He made his writing debut in 1941 with a text filler story in Captain America Comics #3 and wrote his first back-up story for the title two issues later. Lee continued to write for the publisher and, at the age of 19, was installed as interim editor. With a head for business and an eye for comics, Lee graduated to become editor-in-chief and art director of the comics division.

Throughout his illustrious career, which has spanned more than 70 years, Lee has been a writer, editor, publisher, President, and Chairman at Marvel Comics. He’s made cameo appearances in 17 films based on his creations-including Iron Man 3, Marvel Studios’ follow-up to The Avengers.

“Having Stan back for a third year is just incredible for both the fans and the show as a whole,” said Marc Nathan, show promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. “With him appearing both days again this year, we’re setting the stage for our biggest and best year yet!”

Details regarding ticket pricing for signings and VIP packages will be released over the next few weeks. To receive the latest information about Stan Lee and all of the Baltimore Comic-Con news, sign up for our mailing list at baltimorecomiccom.com!

Stan Lee joins our previously announced guests, including: Brian Bolland (Dial H); Mark Buckingham (Fables); Jimmy Cheung (Avengers vs. X-Men); Frank Cho (Savage Wolverine); Amanda Conner (Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre); J.M. DeMatteis (Phantom Stranger); David Finch (Justice League of America); Dave Gibbons (The Secret Service); Keith Giffen (Masters of the Universe); Adam Hughes (Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan); Barry Kitson (Empire); Roger Langridge (Popeye); Paul Levitz (World’s Finest); Kevin Maguire (World’s Finest); Mike Mignola (Hellboy In Hell); Jimmy Palmiotti (Batwing); George Perez (World’s Finest); David Petersen (Mouse Guard); Joe Prado (Earth 2); Ivan Reis (Aquaman); Chris Samnee (Daredevil); Louise Simonson (X-Factor); Walt Simonson (The Mighty Thor); Allison Sohn (sketch card artist); Mark Waid (Indestructible Hulk); and Bill Willingham (Fables).

In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our website, Twitter, and Facebook pages.

This year’s Baltimore Comic-Con will be held September 7-8, 2013. Convention hours are Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM and Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM. The ceremony and banquet for the Harvey Awards will be held Saturday night, September 7th.

CA – Image Writers Sign

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J. Michael Straczynski and Kurtis Wiebe, in town for Image Expo on July 2nd at the Yerba Buena Center, are signing at the Escapist Comic Bookstore on Wednesday, July 3rd.

Straczynski is a comics icon. His 7 year run on Spider-Man was hailed for being both great and controversial, His other comics work includes Thor, Wonder Woman, Superman, Teen Titans, Brave and the Bold, Before Watchmen (Night Owl and Dr. Manhattan) and Superman Earth One. His own line of Joe’s Comics published by Top Cow and now Image include Rising Stars, Midnight Nation and his current title Ten Grand (with artist Ben Templesmith). There is more to come from Joe’s Comics in the coming months. In his TV career he was executive producer and writer for Babylon 5, its spin-off Crusade, and Jeremiah.

Kurtis Wiebe has written many comics for Image. His credits include the Intrepids, Green Wake (for which he won a Shuster award), and Debris. His current comic, Peter Panzerfaust is also printed by Image. It is being made into a motion comic with voices supplied by Elijah Wood and Ron Perlman. There is also a TV show in the works. His new comic, Rat Queens has been announced.

signing schedule:
  • Wiebe – 3:30 pm to (aprox.) 5 pm
  • Straczynski – 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Don’t come late. Mr. Straczynski has to be whisked off to catch a plane after the event. If traffic is bad, he could be a whirlwind.

Escapist Comics
3090 Claremont Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705

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