NYC – Forbidden Planet Mega-Signing

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James Tynion IV, Amy Chu, Alitha Martinez, Tom Chu, Marguerite Bennett, Morgan O. Shay, and Larry Hama appear at Forbidden Planet on Wednesday May 7, 2014 at 6:00 pm!

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

NJ – Free Comic Book Day 2014

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Larry Hama, Ron Marz, Bryan J.L. Glass, and more appear at Level Up Entertainment on Saturday May 3rd for Free Comic Book Day!

Press Release:

It’s the most wonderful day of the year! Join us on May 3rd for free comics, special guests, vendors, artists, prizes, costume contest, sales, and more!

Some of this year’s special events include:

TRANSFORMERS vs GI JOE #0 LAUNCH PARTY, brought to you by IDW Publishing!

Unveiling of this year’s GI JOE vs TRANSFORMERS EPIC DIORAMA!

Special Q&A and workshop with the talented RON MARZ!

Guests include:
Ron Marz – Writer
Best known for: Green Lantern, Silver Surfer, Marvel vs DC, Star Wars, Batman/Aliens

Larry Hama – Writer
Best known for: G.I. Joe, Bucky O’Hare, Avengers, Wolverine

Bryan J.L. Glass – Writer
Best known for: The Mice Templar, Furious, Thor: First Thunder, Valkyrie

Robert Bruce – Popculturist
Best known for: AMC’s Comic Book Men

Mark Bellomo - Author
Best known for: Totally Tubular 80’s Toys, Transformers: Identification & Price Guide, The Ultimate Guide to G.I. Joe

Justin Piatt and Zack Dolan – SUPER!

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Level Up Entertainment
4403 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing, New Jersey 08330
(609) 569-9200

CT – The Ocean at the End of the Lane Signing

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Author Neil Gaiman appears at R.J. Julia Booksellers on June 3, 2014 at 4:00 pm for a rare signing event!

Press Release:

A huge thanks and a very special congratulations to all of you who helped us win an event with Neil Gaiman for his exquisite book, The Ocean at the End of the Lane. We hope to see you here! Please note that this is a SIGNING LINE.

A brilliantly imaginative and poignant fairy tale from the modern master of wonder and terror, The Ocean at the End of the Lane is Neil Gaiman’s first new novel for adults since his #1 New York Times bestseller Anansi Boys. This bewitching and harrowing tale of mystery and survival, and memory and magic, makes the impossible all too real…

NEIL GAIMAN is an English author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio theatre and films. His notable works include the comic book series The Sandman and novels Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, and The Graveyard Book.

Your book, purchased at R.J. Julia is your ticket to the signing line. ***For those customers who have already purchased a hardcover copy of the book during our contest, please contact the store for your signing line ticket. Your name will be confirmed against the purchase history from the contest.***

SPECIAL PROMOTION FOR ATTENDEES ONLY: During the event, we will be taking pre-paid orders for SIGNED copies of Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains (release date: June 17, 2014). Your copy will be available for pick-up ONLY at R.J. Julia after June 17.

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R.J. Julia Booksellers
768 Boston Post Road Madison, CT 06443
203-245-3959

ON – FCBD: Silver Snail’s 38th Anniversary

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Artist Dave Johnson appears at The Silver Snail for a signing on Saturday May 3rd from noon till 7:00 pm to celebrate the store’s 38th Anniversary and Free Comic Book Day!

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The Silver Snail
329 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M5B 1R7
416-593-0889

UK – O’Barr & Golden Signing

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Press Release:

Orbital Comics is very pleased to announce James O’Barr (creator of The Crow), legendary Marvel artist Michael Golden (Avengers, G.I. Joe, Micronauts) and writer/editor/colorist Renee Witterstaetter will be signing in-store on Wednesday May 14 from 5pm. This is a rare opportunity to meet these industry legends and pick up some signed books and prints, so don’t miss out on what is sure to be a great night!

Then, once the store closes at 7:30 pm, we’ll have Michael Golden hosting a very special Dynamic Figure Drawing Class for ticketed customers – so if you’d like to take part then secure your place NOW. You can purchase tickets online at the link or pay for them in-store. Places are extremely limited, so act now if you plan on attending this one-off event!

James O’Barr is the award-winning creator of The Crow, and the writer of two hit series from IDW Publishing, entitled Curare and Skinning The Wolves. He likes to lament that he was born in a trailer in Detroit just in time to see Marilyn Monroe and John Kennedy die, but claims no responsibility for either. He spent his first seven years in an orphanage and foster care where he spent most of his time drawing. When he was adopted he brought along his crayons and has been using them ever since. While stationed in Berlin, in the late 70′s he created The Crow as an attempt to deal with the death of his fiance at the hands of a drunk driver. It took nearly ten years to finish and no publisher was interested in it (“too gloomy, too confusing”) until, on a whim, Caliber published the first issue in 1989. It is currently the best selling independent graphic novel of all time at over one million copies sold. In 1993 his book was adapted into the cult film of the same name starring Brandon Lee. He would like you to know that nearly all of the money made from the film was donated to children’s charities and he had nothing to do with the subsequent three sequels or TV show, but he will be a consultant on the new Crow movie that goes into production this year. He has worked for every major publisher. In Italy 1995, he won the Academy Award of comics, the Yellow Kid award for best storyteller.
Recently returned from a record breaking signing tour for the Italian Edition of The Crow, his most recent book is a new sketchbook from Eva Ink Publishing James O’Barr: Uncoffined.

Artist/writer/creator Michael Golden, is a legend in the comic book industry, but one that has never stopped adding to his legacy as a storytelling professional. Co-creator of The X-Men‘s Rogue, Spartan X, and Bucky O’Hare, Michael is known worldwide for his groundbreaking work on The ‘Nam, Micronauts, G.I. Joe Yearbook, and Dr. Strange, among MUCH more, and is counted as one of the best cover designers and illustrators in the business. Golden’s work can be seen on covers from Spawn, Nightwing, Iron Man, Heroes For Hire, Exiles, Demon’s Regret, Spider-man, Vampirella, Captain American, The Punisher to The Hulk, as well as numerous other titles, for about every company out there. It’s no wonder that Golden has been one of the most influential creators around for the last several decades: “… unless you can actually draw yourself, it is very difficult to understand the exact mind-blowing impossibility of what he does,” said writer/artist Larry Hama, of Golden’s work. Michael has served as an Editor at DC Comics as well as Senior Art Director at Marvel Comics, and has worked on scores of movie production projects, some currently in development. He has recently been awarded with Lifetime Achievement Awards from The University of Maryland Eastern Shore and the Lille Arts Festival.

Renee Witterstaetter is the author of Excess: The Art of Michael Golden, Tex: The Art of Mark Texeira, the critically acclaimed Nick Cardy: The Artist at War, Dying for Action: The Life & Films of Jackie Chan, Kerry & the Scary Things, Nick Cardy: Wit-Lash, and much more. Renee began the comic phase of her career working on such titles as Superman at DC Comics and Silver Surfer, Conan The Barbarian and Conan Saga at Marvel, then spearheading the reintroduction of She-Hulk at Marvel. She then moved over to Topps Comics where she was the editor on The X-Files, Jurassic Park, Xena & Hercules and, co-creating with artist Michael Golden, the successful series, Spartan X. Her newest books include Santa Confidential, by Hagar the Horrible artist Chris Browne and the sketchbook James O’Barr: Uncoffined. In addition, Renee has also been the colorist on hundreds of comics from The Avengers to Spider-man to Captain America among many, many more. Film work was a natural progression for Renee after this storytelling immersion in comics, and she has since worked on dozens of music videos for Madonna, Seal, Ben Harper and Usher, as well as the feature movies Crime Story, Rush Hour 2, and Red Dragon, among others. She is the President of Little Eva Ink Publishing and is also currently working in artist management via Eva Ink Artist Group.

Orbital Comics
8 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA, United Kingdom
020 7240 0591

PA – Free Comic Book Day 2014

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Press Release:
The Comic Store is hosting Free Comic Book Day on Saturday May 3, 2014! Each person receives one free comic of their choice from over 25 different ones. Additional copies may be obtained; we are asking for a donation of fifty cents each with proceeds benefiting the Library System of Lancaster County’s Bookmobile.
Book Signings:

10:00 pm – 1:00 pm
             Bob McLeod Marvel  and DC artist will on hand to greet customers and sign comics. During his long career, Bob has drawn and inked many comic characters such as Superman, Spider-Man, Wonder Woman, Incredible Hulk, Batman and Star Wars characters. McLeod currently teaches part-time at the Pennsylvania College of Art and Design in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and works on various commercial
projects.

 10:00 am – 5:00 pm           Ron Wybraniec of C and W Creations will signing comics and promoting their comic series. They just had a new # 1 published the beginning of April.

12:00 pm – 3:00 pm           Curt James a local HS school art teacher, will be on hand sketching caricatures.
 10:00 am – 5:00 pm            Matt Krotzer, local graphic artist for Clipper Magazine and artist for Gray Haven Comics, will be on hand to sketch customer requests.
Donations for these sketches will also benefit the Library System of Lancaster County’s Bookmobile.
There will be some Cosplay characters milling around during the day.  Rumor has it that some Star Wars characters, as well as an infamous DC villain and a female protagonist will be on hand.
 This is a family friendly event and open to the public.

The Comic Store
28 McGovern Ave, Station Square, Lancaster, PA 17602
(717) 397-8737

Celebrate 75 Years of Batman at WonderCon 2014

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Press Release:

All-Star Batman 75th Anniversary Panel includes Jim Lee, Kevin Smith, Kevin Conroy,
Bruce Timm , Ralph Garman, and Peter Girardi

DC Entertainment (DCE) will mark the 75th anniversary of its iconic Batman character at WonderCon 2014 with an impressive line-up of can’t-miss reveals and exclusives sure to thrill fans of the world’s most popular Super Hero.

A special highlight of DCE’s WonderCon activities will be the Batman 75th Anniversary Panel scheduled for Saturday, April 19 at 4 pm. The exclusive event brings together a stunning collection of superstar talent heavily influenced by the legendary Dark Knight and his rich 75-year history. DCE co-publisher and renowned Batman artist Jim Lee will join the all-star celebrity duo and writers of the forthcoming BATMAN ’66 MEETS THE GREEN HORNET mini-series Kevin Smith (ClerksMallrats) and Ralph Garman (Family Guy, KROQ radio personality), the legendary voice of Batman Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated SeriesBatman: Arkham Knight), Peter Girardi, SVP – Creative Affairs, Warner Bros Animation and groundbreaking Batman animator Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series) in a fascinating discussion about the celebrated Super Hero. The must-see panel will also feature an exclusive premiere of an animated short from Darwyn Cooke, inspired by the Batman Beyond series.

In addition, DCE will join Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation for special events including:

  • The world premiere of Son of Batman, the landmark 20th entry in the ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies. Taking place Friday at 6:00 pm, the screening precedes a star-studded panel including the voice of Batman, Jason O’Mara (Terra NovaLife on Mars).
  • A special screening of an all-new episode of Teen Titans Go! Scheduled for Friday at 2:00 pm, go behind the scenes of the fan-favorite series with a panel featuring the show’s producers and members of the voice cast.
  • Son of Batman and Teen Titans Go! select voice cast signings will be held at the DCE booth (wristbands required).  The Teen Titans Go! signing will take place on Friday at 1:30pm and signings for Son of Batman will take place on Friday at 3:30pm.

Fans attending WonderCon also have the chance to pick-up three exclusive variant comic books at the Graphitti Designs booth (#301) including:

  • The debut issue of the new blockbuster weekly BATMAN: ETERNAL #1
  • The latest “Riddler” themed cover of BATMAN #29 in a location-specific hue of blue from artist Greg Capullo
  • The must-own debut issue of THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE #1 featuring an exclusive 3-D motion cover, never before seen and only available at the Con

Home to the most talented writers and artists in the business, DCE’s interactive 1200 square foot booth (#401) will serve as a hub for its stellar collection of appearances, announcements and events at WonderCon 2014.

Can’t make the Con? DC Entertainment’s website is the go-to place for behind the scenes coverage and in-depth interviews. Also, look out for a WonderCon 2014 special edition of DC All Access webseries premiering on Tuesday, April 22 at 10am PST.

NYC – JHU Anniversary Signing

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Amy Chu, James Tynion IV, Larry Hama, Robert Rodi, Tom Chu, and Alitha Martinez (Batgirl, WWE Superstars) appear at JHU Comic Books on Wednesday, April 30th from 6:00pm – 8:00pm to celebrate the launches of both Vertigo Quarterly and Girls Night Out: The Way Love Goes.

PURE INSANITY, MAYHEM AND ABSOLUTE FUN! Oh, and probably some cake, as it is also the first birthday of JHU Comic Books!

Purchase of Vertigo Quarterly: CYAN #1 required to participate in signing/event.

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

UT – Neal Adams Signing

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Come see comic legend Neal Adams at The Nerd Store in Valley Fair Mall in West Valley City on Wednesday April 14th from 4:00 till 7:00 pm!

Neal is well known for his creating some of the most iconic moments in Batman and Green Lantern as well as his work in Deadman, Superman, Justice League, X-Men, and The Avengers!

This is a FREE event! First autograph is free and only $10 for each additional. There will be tons of great merchandise available to get signed as well. Come in on Wednesday 4/16 from 4-7pm. Located in Valley Fair Mall just off of I-215.

The Nerd Store
3601 South 2700 West, West Valley City, UT 84119
(801) 964-4776

MD – Free Comic Book Day 2014

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Paul Pope, Jason Aaron, Dean Haspiel, Frank J. Barbiere, Joe Harris, David Rodriguez, and Mike DeVito appear at Third Eye Comics on Saturday May 3rd for Free Comic Book Day!

Press Release:

Third Eye Faithful — come and join us for the 6th incredible year of THIRD EYE COMICS on Saturday May 3rd, 2014. Oh, and did we mention: IT’S ALSO FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!

FREE COMIC BOOKS ALL DAY LONG!

Featuring Special Guests…

(Signings taking place from 9AM-4PM, unless otherwise noted)

PAUL POPE (Battling Boy, Batman Year 100, Escapo, Heavy Liquid)

JASON AARON (Scalped, Wolverine & the X-Men, Thor God of Thunder, Southern Bastards, Original Sin)

FRANK BARBIERE (Five Ghosts, White Suits, Solar)

DEAN HASPIEL (American Splendor, The Quitter, The Alcoholic, The Fox)

JOE HARRIS (X-Files Season 10, Great Pacific, Ghost Projekt)

David Rodriguez (Finding Gossamyr)

Mike DeVito (Stuff of Legend)

AWESOME ACTIVITIES, INCLUDING

Get your picture taken with Doctor Who & the TARDIS Photo Booth!

Get your picture taken with the Imperial Stormtroopers of the 501st Legion (9AM-1PM)

Bring the Kids & visit our Kids Comics Tent for face-painting, costumed heroes, and staff designated to help guide you towards great all ages reads for your young readers!

SPECIAL 1 DAY ONLY ANNIVERSARY SALE

20% OFF ALL Graphic Novels (excluding new releases from 4/1-5/4)

20% OFF ALL Statues & Toys (excluding new releases from 4/1-5/4)

20% OFF ALL Games (excluding new releases from 4/1-5/4)

50% OFF SELECT Trade Paperbacks & Hardcovers

50% OFF SELECT Toys & Statues

$1.00 Back Issue Bins or Fill A Short Box for $50.00

Line Up Early & Score Swag!

FIRST 25 IN LINE GET A FCBD PRIZE BAG LOADED WITH SWEET SWAG!

FIRST 50 IN LINE GET A FREE THIRD EYE SUMMER 2014 T-SHIRT!

FIRST 100 IN LINE GET A FREE THIRD EYE X WALKING DEAD FREE COMIC BOOK DAY COMMEMORATIVE PATCH!

FIRST 200 IN LINE GET A THIRD EYE X FCBD BUTTON!

CAMPING OUT? WIN DOOR PRIZES, TOYS & MORE!

COME IN COSPLAY & BE ENTERED TO WIN A $200 GIFT CARD!

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Third Eye Comics 
2027-A West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401

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