Baltimore Comic-Con Hosts Inaugural Spring Fling

Guests Frank Cho, Steve Conley, John Gallagher, Mark Morales, Brandon Peterson, and more appear at Baltimore Comic-Con’s first ever Spring Fling on Sunday April 9, 2017!

Press Release:

The Baltimore Comic-Con will be back again this year in the Inner Harbor’s Baltimore Convention Center on September 22-24, 2017, but as a special thank you to our fans, we’re throwing a Spring Fling.

What is a Spring Fling? If you were with us for our first show back in 2000, you’ll have a pretty good idea of what to expect. This will be a good old fashioned comic book show: 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!

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 ComicsNew 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, 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 ComicsTrinity.

So here are the details:
When: Sunday April 9, 2017; 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Where: BWI Airport Marriott, 1743 West Nursery Road, Linthicum, MD 20190
How much: FREE!

Free?!? Yes, free! The Baltimore Comic-Con Spring Fling is a thank-you to our fans for helping us grow and making our show into the institution it has become. This one’s just for the fun of it, and we hope we’ll see you there! RSVP on Facebook!

IN – I Hate Fairyland #1 Signing

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Creator Skottie Young (Rocket Raccoon, Wizard of Oz) appears at Aw Yeah Comics on Saturday, November 21, 2015 from 2:00 – 5:00 PM!

Due to Skottie’s popularity this will be a Ticketed Event. AYC ask everyone to buy a copy of his new book I Hate Fairyland #1 and a copy of Emerald City of Oz #1 to get signed when they get to the shop, or pay $10, plus you can bring any of Skottie’s work to have signed as well!

RSVP on Facebook!

Aw Yeah Comics
107 N High St, Muncie, IN 47305
(765) 282-5297

UK – Wolverine & the X-Men Signing

October 15, 2012 by  
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Jason Aaron signs at Gosh Comics on November 15, 2012 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.

Press Release:

Jason Aaron is a frequent and easy recommendation here at Gosh!: there’s his Native American crime series Scalped from Vertigo to point at, plus all the stuff he’s done on Ghost Rider, Punisher Max, and Wolverine. Most recently he’s been dishing out what our own Nathaniel calls “proper comics” in Wolverine & The X-Men, another oft-recommended title. If you’re a CV-enthusiast you can count his Eisner and Harvey nominations among his credentials too.

In November, he’s coming to England and you’ve got not one but two opportunities to meet him. If you’re the kind of person who thinks it’s alright to go out in nowt but a T-shirt in February, you can catch him in Leeds as part of increasingly brilliant Thought Bubble festival (along with dozens of other top names like Kate Beaton and that). But if you’re staying down south with us, make sure you’re here on the 15th of November at 5pm to get your stuff signed by an American in a beard.

RSVP on Facebook!

Gosh Comics 
1 Berwick St, SoHo, London W1F0DR
United Kingdom

FL – Avengers vs X-Men Signing

Artist Olivier Coipel makes a rare US appearance at Epic Comics on Saturday July 7, 2012 from 3:00- 7:00pm!

Press Release:

Ladies and gentlemen! Boys and girls! We here at Epic Comics proudly present the man who re-imagined Thor! The man who killed the Sentry! The man who made Scarlet Witch speak the words, “No more mutants”!! Mr. Olivier Coipel.

The man who only makes appearances in America twice a year, Saturday, July 7th we are proud to bring you this personal experience with the artist of Thor, Siege, House of M, and doing the current run for Avengers vs X-Men.

More updates to come soon. Word on the streets though, is that there may be a sale leading up to the even.

Keep an eye out for updates!

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Epic Comics
570 N Alafaya Trl, Building C, suite 106, Orlando, FL 32828

Hero Initiative Brings John Romita Jr. to Baltimore Comic-Con 2012

Press Release:

The Baltimore Comic-Con is happy to announce the addition of comic super-star John Romita, Jr. to the growing line-up for this year’s show, taking place September 8-9, 2012 at the Baltimore Convention Center. Romita, Jr. will be appearing at the Hero Initiative booth both Saturday and Sunday.

Romita, Jr., the son of comic legend John Romita, began his illustrious career in comics in 1977 penciling a 6-page story in Marvel’s Amazing Spider-Man Annual #11. Throughout his 35-year career, he has drawn such characters as Spider-Man, Daredevil, the X-Men, the Incredible Hulk, the Punisher, and Thor.

Most recently, Romita, Jr. finished working on the follow-up to Mark Millar’s Kick-Ass and is the current series artist for Marvel’s Avengers, which relaunched in 2010.

The Hero Initiative is a federally charted not-for-profit corporation dedicated to helping comic book creators in their hour on need. By providing financial safety nets for medical aid, financial support for the necessities of life, and an avenue back to paying work, the Hero Initiative, through the support of its donors, has been able to grant more than $500,000 to over 50 comic veterans.

For more information about how to help support the Hero Initiative, please visit www.heroinitiative.org. For more information about the Baltimore Comic-Con, please visit baltimorecomiccom.com.

Other confirmed guests for the show include:

Laura & Michael Allred (Madman, iZombie), Greg Capullo (Batman, Spawn), Tommy Castillo (Grimm Fairy Tales), Cliff Chiang (Wonder Woman), Frank Cho (Avengers vs. X-Men, Liberty Meadows), Steve Conley (Bloop), Amanda Conner (Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre), Lar deSouza (Looking For Group, Least I Could Do), Dan Didio (O.M.A.C.), Garth Ennis (The Shadow, Hellblazer, Preacher, The Boys), Rich Faber (Roboy Red), David Finch (Batman: The Dark Knight), John Gallagher (Buzzboy), Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman), Keith Giffen (Superman, OMAC, Green Arrow), Gene Ha (Justice League), Larry Hama (G.I. Joe, Wolverine, The ‘Nam), Cully Hamner (Action Comics), Dean Haspiel (Billy Dogma, ACT-I-VATE, Trip City), Jamal Igle (KISS, Supergirl, The Ray), J.G. Jones (Wanted, Doc Savage), Barry Kitson (Captain America, Iron Man, Fantastic Four), Scott Kurtz (PvPonline.com), David Mack (Kabuki), Ron Marz (Artifacts, Voodoo), Bob McLeod (DC Comics Presents: Wonder Woman), Mark Morales (Avengers vs. X-Men), Jimmy Palmiotti (All-Star Western), David Petersen (Mouse Guard), Brian Pulido (Lady Death), Frank Quitely (All Star Superman, Batman & Robin), Don Rosa (Uncle Scrooge), Stuart Sayger (Infestation 2: 30 Days of Night One-Shot), Walter Simonson (Thor, Legion of Super-Heroes, Avengers), Scott Snyder (Batman , Severed, Swamp Thing), Ryan Sohmer (Looking For Group, Least I Could Do), Brian Stelfreeze (ICE), Karl Story (Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9), Peter Tomasi (Batman and Robin), Billy Tucci (A Child Is Born, Shi), Matt Wagner (Tower Chronicles, Mage, Grendel), Mark Waid (Daredevil, Incorruptible, Irredemable), and Bernie Wrightson (Frankenstein).

About The Baltimore Comic-Con
The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 13th year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. With a guest list unequaled in the industry, the Baltimore Comic-Con will be held September 8-9, 2012. For more information, please visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com.

About The Harvey Awards
The Harvey Awards are one of the comic book industry’s oldest and most respected awards. With a history of over 20 years, the last 7 in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con, the Harveys recognize outstanding achievements in over 20 categories. They are the only industry awards nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals. For more information, please visit www.harveyawards.org.

FL – Avengers vs X-Men Signing

Tim Townsend signs at Epic Comics on Tuesday April 3, 2012 at 8pm!

Press Release:

Epic Comics is proud to announce that while you partake in the FREE FOOD at the Launch Party for AvX, we will be joined by THE MASTER inker of Wolverine and the X-Men, House of M, Amazing Spider-Man, and pretty much anything Marvel puts out, TIM TOWNSEND!!!! Tim will be signing books and hopefully teaming up with customers for AvX trivia as well! I hope we can bring in a big crowd of fans to show Tim that he should hang out here more often!

The fight you’ve been wanting to see is finally happening and to kick it off we’re throwing an EPIC Launch Party for Avengers vs. X-Men #1!

Starting @ 8pm we’ll have food, drinks (no beer, some of you are minors) music, video games and epic fun.

We’ll also be running a 30% sale on all of our Avengers and X-Men titles that we have in the store and a Buy One Get One Special on our back issue boxes.

On April 3rd you’ll have to choose a side. Are You an Avenger or an X-Man? It’s Going to be EPIC!!

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Epic Comics
570 N Alafaya Trl, Building C, suite 106, Orlando, FL 32828

MD – Avengers vs. X-Men Signing

Frank Cho signs at Cards, Comics & Collectibles on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 8:30pm!

Press Release:

Cards, Comics & Collectibles, the official retailer and news source for the Baltimore Comic-Con, is happy to announce that superstar artist Frank Cho will be signing in-store on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 for their Avengers vs. X-Men Release Party. The store will reopen for the party at 8:00 pm and Cho will begin signing at 8:30pm.

About Frank Cho:
Cho, the artist on Avengers vs. X-Men #0 (which was released this week), is best known for his creator-owned series, Liberty Meadows. His body of work also includes Marvel’s New Avengers, Mighty Avengers, Shanna the She-Devil, New Ultimates, and X-Men: Schism, as well as Jungle Girl for Dynamite Entertainment. In addition to signing, Cho will also bring his original art for Avengers vs. X-Men #0 for fans to see how the book came together.

Refreshments will be served and giveaways and other surprises will take place throughout the evening. Cards, Comics & Collectibles is located at 100A Chartley Drive, Reisterstown, MD. For more information, please visit cardscomicscollectibles.com or call 410-526-7410.

DE – Avengers vs X-Men Signing

Khoi Pham and Dave Bullock (tentative) sign and sketch at The Comic Book Shop on Tuesday April 3, 2012 from 8 PM – 10 PM to celebrate the release of Avengers vs X-Men#1 ! Also appearing are local creators from 215 Ink Publishing and creators from Arcana publishing.

The Comic Book Shop
1855 Marsh Road, Wilmington, DE 19810

CA – Avengers vs X-Men Signing

Ed Brubaker signs at Meltdown Comics on Tuesday April 3, 2012 at 8:00 pm!

Press Release:

On Tuesday, April 3rd, Marvel will be releasing the first issue of their epic crossover, Avengers Vs. X-Men. Meltdown Comics will celebrate the release with an event featuring writer Ed Brubaker. Brubaker will be at Meltdown to hang out, chat, and sign copies of Issue #1 for customers. There will also be eighteen limited edition West Coast Avengers NEW ERA CAPS available for purchase, exclusive to Meltdown Comics!

Ed Brubaker is the prolific author of Marvel’s current Captain America series and its spinoff, Winter Soldier. He has also written several creator-owned series under Marvel’s Icon imprint, including Criminal, Sleeper, and Incognito. Brubaker will join Matt Fraction, Jonathan Hickman, Brian Michael Bendis, and Jason Aaron in writing issues of the AvX crossover, which is scheduled to span twelve Marvelous Marvel Comics issues.

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet one of the comic book industries best writers! Get your AvX on at Meltdown at 8pm, April 3rd. This event is free to attend.

Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046

NYC – Avengers vs X-Men Signing

John Romita Jr, Adam Kubert, Axel Alonso, Tom Brevoort, and Nick Lowe sign at Midtown Comics on Tuesday April 3, 2012 at 9:00pm! Only the first 200 fans will get autographs. Purchase of Avengers vs. X-Men #1 is required to attend the event.

RSVP to this event on Midtown Comics’ Facebook page!

Press Release:

It’s not every day that Marvel does an event as important as the upcoming Avengers vs. X-Men, and it’s even more rare for a cover to come along that is so good, so fun, and so irresistible you just can’t say no to it. We’re speaking of course of our AMAZING Midtown Comics Exclusive Skottie Young wraparound cover to Avengers vs. X-Men #1. The exclusive variant is available now at the special pre-order price of $6.00 on midtowncomics.com. The book will be available for purchase in-stores on April 3rd at 8:00PM and is ONLY available at Midtown Comics and midtowncomics.com!

Midtown Comics will be celebrating the release of Marvel’s Avengers vs. X-Men #1 with our exclusive Skottie Young cover and a release party at our Times Square location on April 3rd with very special guests: John Romita Jr, Adam Kubert, Axel Alonso, Tom Brevoort, and Nick Lowe! The signing event will start at 9:00PM that evening. All Avengers vs. X-Men #1 covers will be available for pre-purchase as of 11:00AM, with the actual books available as of 8:00PM.

Skottie Young is the artist of the New York Times Best Selling and Eisner Award winning series of OZ adaptations published by Marvel Comics. Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Marvelous Land of Oz, Ozma of Oz, and many more.

Avengers Vs. X-Men #1: Written by Brian Michael Bendis with art by Marvel favorite John Romita Jr.
Does the return of the Phoenix to Earth signal the rebirth of the Mutant species? That’s what the X-Men believe but unfortunately, the Avengers are convinced that its coming will mean the end of all life on Earth! The stage is set for the ultimate Marvel showdown in this oversized first issue!

MIDTOWN COMICS opened its first store in 1997, and is now the industry’s leading retailer of comic books, graphic novels, and manga, with its online store as well as three landmark NYC locations in Times Square, Grand Central and DowntownFollow us on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and the Midtown blog! More information available online at:  http://www.midtowncomics.com

Midtown Comics Times Square
200 W. 40th Street, New York, NY