NYC – All the Way Preview

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Press Release:

The 92nd Street Y proudly announces a special Reel Pieces event on Wednesday evening, May 18.

After a preview of All the Way — in which Bryan Cranston reprises his Tony Award winning role as President Lyndon B. Johnson — Moderator Annette Insdorf will interview Cranston, actor Anthony Mackie (who plays Martin Luther King, Jr.), director Jay Roach and writer Robert Schenkkan.

An HBO film, All the Way is a behind-the-scenes look at Johnson’s tumultuous first year in office following the assassination of President Kennedy: as the Vietnam War escalates, he struggles to pass his landmark Civil Rights bill. It boasts a cast including Melissa Leo (Lady Bird Johnson), Bradley Whitford (Hubert Humphrey), Stephen Root (J. Edgar Hoover) and Frank Langella (Sen. Richard Russell).

Brief Bios

Bryan Cranston is the multiple winner of Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Awards for his portrayal of Walter White on “Breaking Bad.” He received an Oscar nomination for playing the hero of Trumbo (2015), directed by Jay Roach.

In addition to Game Change and Recount for HBO, Jay Roach’s directing credits include Meet the Parents and the Austin Powers trilogy.

Anthony Mackie is a two-time Independent Spirt Award nominee, for The Hurt Locker and Brother to Brother. His other films include Our Brand Is Crisis, Triple 9, Black or White, Real Steel, Ant Man, Avengers: Age of Ultron and the Captain America series. His theatrical credits include Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, A Soldier’s Play and Talk, for which he won an Obie Award.

An writer, actor and producer, Robert Schenkkan won the Pulitzer Prize for his play, The Kentucky Cycle. He adapted his Tony Award winning play All the Way for the screen.

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92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10128
212-415-5500

CA – Avengers Standoff Alpha #1 Signing

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Press Release:

World renowned comics artist ARTHUR ADAMS will be visiting Flying Colors on Saturday April 2, 2016 from 11:00 AM till 1:00 PM.

Art is the cover artist for Flying Colors exclusive edition of AVENGERS STANDOFF ALPHA #1 which features Pleasant Hill CA’s historic landmark Soldier’s Memorial Monument. This will be your best chance to get a signed copy of this special edition that is available exclusively at Flying Colors Comics in Concord CA.

His work includes X-MEN, FANTASTIC FOUR, SUPERMAN, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, MONKEYMAN & O’BRIEN, ULTIMATE X, UNIVERSAL MONSTERS, the creation of LONGSHOT and so much more.

Arthur’s work has influenced a generation of comics artists. He currently is Marvel’s “go-to guy” for iconic and fan-favorite covers.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the limited time Art has for this signing, he will not be able to do any sketches. We will be giving priority to fans buying Art’s Flying Colors Pleasant Hill exclusive Avengers special edition. We reserve the right to limit the number of signatures on other items. Thanks for your understanding!

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Flying Colors Comics
2980 Treat Blvd (at Oak Grove Rd), Concord, CA 94518
(925) 825-5410

CA – An Evening w/ Don Cheadle

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Actor/director Don Cheadle (House of Lies, Captain America: Civil War) appears to discuss his new film, Miles Ahead, on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 8:00 PM!

Press Release:

Join Live Talks Los Angeles for an hour long conversation with Don Cheadle including clips from the movie, Miles Ahead.

Miles Ahead marks the directorial debut of Academy Award® nominee Don Cheadle. His credits include Bogie Nights, Traffic, Hotel Rwanda, Crash, Ironman 2 and 3, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and the upcoming Captain America: Civil War. Cheadle also stars in, executive produces, and occasionally directs Showtime’s House of Lies, for which he has earned a Golden Globe.

Miles Ahead is an entertaining and moving exploration of one of 20th century music’s creative geniuses, Miles Davis, featuring a performance by Oscar nominee Don Cheadle in the title role. Working from a script he co-wrote with Steven Baigelman, Cheadle’s directorial debut is not a conventional bio-pic but rather a unique, no-holds barred portrait of a singular artist in crisis.

In the midst of a dazzling and prolific career at the forefront of modern jazz innovation, Miles Davis (Cheadle) virtually disappears from public view for a period of five years in the late 1970s. Alone and holed up in his home, he is beset by chronic pain from a deteriorating hip, his musical voice stifled and numbed by drugs and pain medications, his mind haunted by unsettling ghosts from the past. A wily music reporter, Dave Braden (Ewan McGregor) forces his way into Davis’ house and, over the next couple of days, the two men unwittingly embark on a wild and sometimes harrowing adventure to recover a stolen tape of the musician’s latest compositions. Davis’ mercurial behavior is fueled by memories of his failed marriage to the talented and beautiful dancer Frances Taylor (Emayatzy Corinealdi). During their romance and subsequent marriage, Frances served as Davis’ muse. It was during this period that he released several of his signature recordings including the groundbreaking “Sketches of Spain” and “Someday My Prince Will Come.”

The idyll however, was short lived. The eight-year marriage was marked by infidelity and abuse, and Frances was forced to flee for her own safety as Miles’ mental and physical health deteriorated. By the late ‘70s, plagued by years of regret and loss, Davis flirts with annihilation until he once again finds salvation in his art.

PURCHASE TICKETS 
$20 General Admission Seat
$30 Reserved Section Seat
$95 Reception (6:30-7:30pm) Reserved Section seat

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Ann and Jerry Moss Theatre – New Roads School
Herb Alpert Educational Village
3131 Olympic Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 828-5582

NYC – Gwyneth Paltrow Signs

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Gwyneth Paltrow (Iron Man, Shakespeare in Love) appears at Barnes & Noble on Tuesday April 12, 2016 at 1:00 PM to sign her new cookbook It’s All Easy: Delicious Weekday Recipes for the Super-Busy Home Cook.

Purchase It’s All Easy at the cashier starting at 9:00 AM on April 12 and join the signing line outside the front of the store. No memorabilia and no posed photography.

Barnes & Noble
555 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10017
212-697-3048

CA – The Coming of the Supermen Signing

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Meet comics legend Neal Adams, creator of Batman villain RA’S AL GHUL, X-Man HAVOK, Arrow villain Merlyn, Green Lantern JOHN STEWART, Batman character MAN-BAT, and countless others, at Phat Collectibles on Wednesday, March 23rd from 4:00 to 7:00 PM.

First autograph is FREE! (Additional autographs are $10 each) Portfolios, Art Prints, Books and Sketches will be available for purchase! Neal is also taking on commissions so now is the time to get a piece of art drawn up by Neal Adams. Email Jason at adams@nealadams.com And Jason will work out characters and prices with you. Maybe get a Batman Black & White Variant blank with a Batman head sketch drawn on it. You can also call Jason at 212-869-4170.

Who is Neal Adams? Neal Adams is a towering figure in the world of comic book creation and art. Neal has had legendary ‘runs’ on Batman, X-Men, Green Lantern/Green Arrow, and Deadman. Adams rescued Batman from the campy nostalgia of the television show, and re-fitted him in his present incarnation as an “Avenger of the Night.” When people say ‘modern Batman,’ they mean Neal Adams’ Batman. His run on Batman led directly to the new, more realistic incarnation in “Batman Returns” movie, which featured the character he created, Ra’s Al Ghul. Neal recently drew an eight page story in Batman: Black & White #1.

Neal is currently working on a Superman series for DC Comics.

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

SF – Will Eisner Week Panel

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Press Release:

Bay Area comic creators Steve Englehart (Avengers, Detective Comics), Al Gordon (Justice League, Legion of Superheroes), John Heebink (SHIELD, Elvira), Mario Hernandez (Love and Rockets), Steve Leialoha (X-Men, Fables) and other surprise guests appear at Mission: Comics & Art on Sunday, March 6th at 2:00 PM discuss Eisner’s career and the impact that his work had on their own artistic endeavors. A book signing will immediately follow the panel discussion.

About WILL EISNER WEEK:
WILL EISNER WEEK is an annual series of celebrations that takes place in multiple cities, timed around Will Eisner’s March 6th birthday. Started in 2009, Will Eisner Week is dedicated to promoting graphic novel literacy, free speech awareness, and the legacy of Will Eisner. This year Will Eisner Week is once again a truly international celebration including England, Scotland and Italy. More details about Will Eisner Week can be found at www.WillEisner.com

About WILL EISNER:
WILL EISNER was born William Erwin Eisner on March 6, 1917 in Brooklyn, New York. By the time of his death on January 3, 2005, Eisner was recognized internationally as one of the giants in the field of sequential art, a term he coined.

In a career that spanned nearly seventy years and eight decades — from the dawn of the comic book to the advent of digital comics—he truly was the “Orson Welles of comics” and the “father of the Graphic Novel.” He broke new ground in the development of visual narrative and the language of comics and was the creator of The Spirit, John Law, Lady Luck, Mr. Mystic, Uncle Sam, Blackhawk, Sheena and countless others.
One of the comic industry’s most prestigious awards, The Eisner Award, is named after him. Recognized as the “Oscars” of the American comic book business, the Eisners are presented annually before a packed ballroom at Comic-Con International in San Diego, America’s largest comics convention.

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Mission: Comics & Art
2250 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 695-1545

DE – Spider-Man/Deadpool Signing

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Mark Morales, inker of the new SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL, appears at The Comic Book Shop for the first time on Saturday, March 12th from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM!

Mark will have original art pages for sale, prints for sale, and will be taking commissioned requests!

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The Comic Book Shop
1855 Marsh Road, Wilmington, DE 19810
(302) 477-1119

NYC – Neal Adams Signing

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Comics legend Neal Adams sign on Saturday February 6th at Royal Collectibles from noon till 4:00 PM. Four of the variant February Neal Adams covers will be out this week! Neal will be signing and doing commissions. If you are interested in commissions please email Jason at spyda@spydacrations.com

Royal Collectibles
96-01 Metropolitan Avenue, Forest Hills, NY 11375
718-793-0542

AL – Neal Adams Returns

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Neal Adams returns to 99 Issues Comics on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 for a signing from 4:00pm – 7:00pm!

Neal Adams is an American comic book and commercial artist known for helping to create some of the definitive modern imagery of the DC Comics characters Superman, Batman, and Green Arrow; as the co-founder of the graphic design studio Continuity Associates; and as a creators-rights advocate who helped secure a pension and recognition for Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.

Adams was inducted into the Eisner Award’s Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 1998, and the Harvey Awards’ Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1999.

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99 Issues Comics
4805 Moffett Road, Mobile, AL 36618 ‎
(251) 648-7583

Planet Comicon 2016 Welcomes Stan Lee

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Press Release:

Stan Lee, the guy who created and co-created hundreds of iconic superheroes, including Spider-Man, Iron Man, Incredible Hulk, and Thor, is coming to Planet Comicon Kansas City at Bartle Hall May 20, 21 and 22. The legendary former publisher of Marvel Comics is scheduled to sign autographs, pose with fans for photo opportunities, and appear on stage for a Q&A session.

“Every year the show gets better,” said Planet Comicon Kansas City founder and CEO Christopher Jackson. “We are incredibly excited and truly honored to have Stan Lee coming to Kansas City. He is a visionary who has brought a whole pantheon of modern mythology to life. The incredible imagination of Stan Lee fills our theaters, toy stores, and television screens.”

Planet Comicon Kansas City has exploded in popularity and attendance since moving to the monster space at Bartle Hall in 2012. The annual show draws legions of fans of superheroes, science fiction, animation, television, movies, fantasy, and gaming, with acres of interactive exhibits, live art, costumes, performances and collectibles.

Other celebrity guests already announced for Planet Comicon in 2016 include Edward James Olmos (Battlestar Galactica, Miami Vice), Eve Myles (Doctor Who, Torchwood), Sean Maher (Firefly), and Jason Mewes (Clerks, Mallrats). Other comic creator guests include Bill Sienkiewicz (Elektra: Assassin), Jason Aaron (Star Wars, Thor), Joe Staton (Green Lantern, Dick Tracy), Cullen Bunn (Uncanny X-Men, The Sixth Gun), Brian Hurtt (The Sixth Gun, Queen & Country), Matt Kindt (Rai, Ninjak), Don Rosa (Uncle Scrooge), Freddie E. Williams II (Batman/TMNT), Dennis Hopeless (Spider-Woman), Phil Hester (Green Arrow, The Flash: Season Zero), Rick Burchett (Lady Sabre, Batman Adventures), and more!

Enter to Win a Stan Lee V.I.P. Package“We will continue to announce celebrity guests over the next few months,” Jackson said. “The final roster will include more than 25 celebrities who will be available to meet with their fans. Planet Comicon is designed for every fan in the family. We work for a great balance of comic book creators, celebrity guests, cosplay events, vendors, gaming, children’s activities, performances, and panel programming. That’s what has kept our event growing year after year.”

Last year’s Planet Comicon Kansas City drew a record-setting 54,000 fans to Bartle Hall, but Jackson expects the 2016 show to be the biggest yet.

Jackson noted that, “For the past two years, Planet Comicon has been on the same weekend as the Big 12 basketball tournament, which strained the limits of hotel rooms, parking, and other downtown accommodations. Our event has now moved to May, and we expect that to allow us to grow our show and improve the experience for fans even more.”

Tickets for Planet Comicon Kansas City will be available at the door. In addition, advance memberships that include admission to the event can be purchased at the Planet Comicon Kansas City website, www.planetcomicon.com. A limited number of Stan Lee autograph and photo packages will be available and can be pre-purchased on the website.

“This will be Mr. Lee’s first such appearance in Kansas City and we are extremely excited to welcome him as our guest of honor at Planet Comicon,” Jackson said. “We expect the Stan Lee packages to sell out in advance of the show, so fans who want to meet him should book their packages well ahead of time.”

Lee has appeared in more than 30 movies, including cameos in nearly every Marvel movie. He was recently named the most successful filmmaker of all time, as his legendary creations have grossed $15 billion worldwide.

FOUNDED IN 1999, PLANET COMICON KANSAS CITY is Kansas City’s largest and longest-running comic book convention and pop culture expo, featuring the best in comic books, fantasy, science fiction television and movies. Past Planet Comicon guests have included William Shatner, Stephen Amell, Lou Ferrigno, Adam West, Kenny Baker, Cary Elwes, Karen Gillan and many more. Memberships that include admission can be purchased on the event website, www.planetcomicon.com. Tickets will also be available at the door.

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