Legendary comics artist NEAL ADAMS appears at Flying Colors Comics on Friday January 17 from 4:00PM-7:00PM.
Flying Colors Comics
2980 Treat Blvd (at Oak Grove Rd), Concord, CA 94518
Neal Adams make his first Santa Cruz appearance at award winning comic book store Atlantis Fantasyworld on Wednesday January 15, 2014! Come meet the legend from 4:00 – 7:00pm!
The first autograph is FREE!
$10 for each subsequent signature.
Who is Neal Adams?
“He’s not only my favorite comic artist,” says Joe Ferrara, owner of Atlantis Fantasyworld, “but one of the greatest in comics history. I first got the idea to open a comic book store in Santa Cruz 37 years ago I knew there was only one person I wanted to draw the logo. Neal was simply the best artist in comics and I wanted that level of excellence to be associated with our new business. In 2001 we celebrated our twenty-fifth anniversary by publishing our own comic, The Song of Mykal. It contains contributions from many comic artists we have met over the years. Neal drew the cover and we will have plenty of copies on hand for the signing”
Neal Adams, born June 15, 1941,is an American comic book creator known for helping to create the definitive modern imagery of the DC Comics characters Superman, Batman, and Green Arrow, the co-founder of the graphic design studio Continuity Associates and the 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.
Adams was born on Governors Island, New York City, New York,and attended the School of Industrial Art high school in Manhattan. After graduation in 1959, he attempted to find freelance work at DC Comics but ended up at Archie Comics instead. At Archie Comics he wanted to work on the publisher’s newly launched superhero line, edited by Joe Simon. At the suggestion of staffers, Adams drew “three or four pages of [the superhero] the Fly”, but did not receive encouragement from Simon. Sympathetic staffers nonetheless asked Adams to draw samples for the Archie teen-humor comics themselves. While he did so, Adams said in a 2000s interview, he unknowingly broke into comics:
“I started to do samples for Archie and I left my Fly samples there. A couple weeks later when I came in to show my Archie samples, I noticed that the pages were still there, but the bottom panel was cut off of one of my pages. I said, ‘What happened’. They said, ‘One of the artists did this transition where Tommy Troy turns into the Fly and it’s not very good. You did this real nice piece so we’ll use that, if it’s OK.’ I said, ‘That’s great. That’s terrific.’”
That historic panel ran in Adventures of the Fly #4. Afterward, Adams began writing, penciling, inking, and lettering full-page and half-page gag fillers for Archie’s Joke Book Magazine.
In 1962, Adams dove head first into his comics career at the NEA news paper syndicate. Writer Jerry Caplin, a.k.a. Jerry Capp, brother of Li’l Abner creator Al Capp, invited Adams to draw samples for Capp’s proposed Ben Casey comic strip, based on the popular television medical-drama series.
Adams found work at Warren Publishing’s black-and-white horror-comics magazines, under editor Archie Goodwin. Adams debuted there as penciler and inker of writer Goodwin’s eight-page story “Curse of the Vampire” in Creepy #14. He and Goodwin quickly collaborated on two more stories, in Eerie #9 and Creepy #15.
Near the end of the Silver Age, Adams was assigned his first superhero covers, illustrating that of Action Comics #356 and the same month’s Superman’s Girl Friend, Lois Lane #79, featuring Superman and a mysterious new costumed character, Titanman. Also that month, Adams drew his first superhero story, teaming with writer Gardner Fox on the lighthearted backup feature “The Elongated Man” in Detective Comics #369. Shortly there after he drew Batman himself, along with the supernatural superhero the Spectre, on the cover of The Brave and the Bold #75- the first published instance of Adams’ work on what would become two of his signature comics characters. The first instance of Adams drawing Batman in an interior story was “The Superman-Batman Revenge Squads” in World’s Finest Comics #175.
Another signature character, in what would prove Adams’ breakout series, was the supernatural hero Deadman, who had debuted in DC’s Strange Adventures #205. Adams succeeded co-creator artist Carmine Infantino with the following issue’s 17-page story “An Eye for an Eye”. Adams went on to draw both the covers and stories for issues 207-216, and taking over the scripting with #212. The series became a fan sensation, winning many awards and was quickly inducted into the Alley Award Hall of Fame. Adams himself received a special award “for the new perspective and dynamic vibrance he has brought to the field of comic art”.
Adams also worked on such titles as The Specter, Teen Titans, Brave and the Bold ,Weird Western Tales and House of Mystery. He drew covers for Action Comics and Justice League of America.
In 1969 Adams started working freelance at Marvel on X-Men. He continued to work on titles including; The Avengers, Tower of Shadows and Amazing Adventures.
Some of his most recognized work was done in the series Green Lantern/Green Arrow, which started in 1970. This series pushed the boundaries of subject matter in comics by tackling the sensitive subjects of drug addiction and race relations.
During the 1970s, Adams was politically active in the industry, and attempted to unionize its creative community. His efforts helped lead to the modern industry’s standard practice of returning original artwork to the artist, who can earn additional income from art sales to collectors. He won his battle in 1987, when Marvel returned original artwork to him and industry legend Jack Kirby, among others. Adams helped lead the lobbying efforts that resulted in Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster receiving decades-overdue credit and some financial compensation from DC.
In addition to the inventory available at Atlantis Fantasyworld, Neil will bring various prints portfolios for purchase.
1020 Cedar Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Christopher Gorham, “Flash”
James Tucker, Producer
Jay Oliva, Director
Andrea Romano, Dialogue Director
Additional panelists to be announced.
When the powerful Darkseid and his massive, relentless forces invade Earth, several previously unaligned superheroes—misunderstood and, in some cases, hunted by the authorities—discover that the only way to fend off the attack will be to work together as a cohesive unit. Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Flash, Shazam, and, in his origin story, Cyborg combine their talents in an all-out battle to save the planet. Based on the 2012 graphic novel Justice League: Origin by Geoff Johns and Jim Lee, Justice League: War provides a glimpse into the world before the Justice League was created, and offers the initial animated incarnation of DC Entertainment’s “The New 52.”
The cast features Jason O’Mara (Terra Nova, Life on Mars) as Batman, Christopher Gorham (Covert Affairs) as Flash, Justin Kirk (Weeds) as Green Lantern, Shemar Moore (Criminal Minds) as Cyborg, Michelle Monaghan (Mission Impossible III, Gone Baby Gone) as Wonder Woman, Alan Tudyk (Suburgatory, Dollhouse, Serenity) as Superman, Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy) as Shazam, and Rocky Carroll (NCIS) as Silas Stone. On the villainous side, Steve Blum (Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox) provides the voice of Darkseid, and Bruce Thomas (Legally Blonde, Army of Darkness) gives voice to Desaad.
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Comics legend Neal Adams appears at Midtown Comics Downtown for a special signing of the all-new Detective Comics #27! The signing will take place on Thursday, January 9th at 6pm at our Downtown store. Purchase of Detective Comics #27 is required to attend the event.
Detective Comics #27:
DC Entertainment presents this mega-sized issue featuring an all-star roster of Batman creators past and present! Don’t miss a modern-day retelling of The Dark Knight’s origin by the incredible team of writer Brad Meltzer and artist Bryan Hitch! Plus, all-new stories by Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy, Peter J. Tomasi and Guillem March, Paul Dini and Dustin Nguyen, Gregg Hurwitz and Neal Adams and more! Also in this issue, John Layman and Jason Fabok kick off the new storyline ‘GOTHTOPIA’! It’s a bright, shiny, happy place where dreams come true… as long as you don’t look at things too closely.
64 Fulton Street, New York, NY 10038
Actor Jeremy Shada appears at Forbidden Planet’s London Megastore for a special ADVENTURE TIME signing featuring the Adventure Time Encyclopaedia on Monday 30th December from 3 – 4pm.
The voice of young adventurer FINN from Cartoon Network’s hugely popular, BAFTA-winning animated series ADVENTURE TIME, Jeremy Shada has been living and working in Los Angeles since the age of five. Past television series include Cartoon Network’s Incredible Crew, Shark, Stacked, The Loup, Good Girls Don’t, Nip/Tuck, Ghost Whisperer, ER, Parenthood, Cold Case, and Lost. He’s also worked on Team America, Batman the Brave and the Bold, Chowder, Super Crazies, Penguins of Madagascar, My Neighbours the Yamadas, and Bambi.
Written and compiled by Martin Olson, the voice actor who portrays the Lord of Evil himself, The Adventure Time Encyclopaedia matches the playful and thoughtful tone of the series, detailing everything anyone will ever need to know about the land of Ooo and its colorful inhabitants. The Adventure Time Encyclopaedia also features spells, fun places to visit in Ooo, how to make friends and how to avoid your enemies. There’s also hand-written marginalia by Finn, Jake, and Marceline.
Created in conjunction with Cartoon Network Enterprises, the book also features original illustrations by Renee French, Tony Millionaire, Celeste Moreno, Aisleen Romano, and Mahendra Singh, and was designed by Sean Tejaratchi, with original content from the show’s creator, Pendleton Ward.
About Cartoon Network
Cartoon Network is a universally appealing boy focused girl inclusive channel driven by its exciting slate of quirky comedy and adventure. The programming line-up explores the relatable themes of humour, friendship, imagination, action and adventure. Cartoon Network targets boys and girls aged 8-12 and aims to champion kids being themselves through its rich mix of entertaining and globally successful content. The programming slate includes leading comedy animations, The Amazing World of Gumball, Adventure Time and Regular Show, classic action adventure shows, Ben 10 Omniverse and DreamWorks Dragons: Riders of Berk and live action favourites, Harry Hill’s TV Burp and Mr Bean.
Cartoon Network launched as a pan-European channel in 1993 and this year celebrates its 20th birthday. The channel now has localised services throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa where it is available in 21 languages and in over 114 million homes.
Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
Writer Joe Harris signs at Comic Book Jones on Wednesday December 18th!
Comic Book Jones
2220 Forest Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10303-1700
December 11, 2013 by Colin Solan
Filed under Animation, Collectibles, Comic Books, Comic Strips, Convention News, Horror, Movies, Other, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Television, Top Stories, Washington, Webcomics
Emerald City ComiCon‘s newsletter has some major updates for their 2014 convention with new guests, tickets available for sale, and more!
Tickets Now In Stores!
Tickets to the 2014 Emerald City Comicon are now on sale in stores. And while you’re buying, don’t forget that we’ve expanded Friday into a full day of fun (10am-7pm). More than half of the show’s tickets have already been sold, so stop waiting. Get your ticket for all three days right now! [Tickets Are On Sale Here]
A Reminder from the Committee for Line Reductions
The Committee for Line Reductions would like to note that starting this year, if you buy your ticket online, we’re mailing your badge to you about a month before the show. If you buy your ticket at your local comic book store, you’ll exchange that ticket for a badge at that same store anytime in March. Either way, you won’t need to wait in a line to trade in your ticket at the show! This has been a reminder from the Committee for Line Reductions.
So. Many. GUESTS!
Over the past few weeks, we’ve added more special guests than we can possibly list.
Here’s just a few of our new celebrity guests and voice actors: Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride), John de Lancie (Star Trek: The Next Generation), Lance Reddick (Fringe), Alan Tudyk (Firefly, Frozen), Bill Farmer (Voice of Goofy) and Nancy Cartwright (Voice of Bart Simpson). The complete list of celebrities is here: [Celebrity Guests] and the voice actors are here: [Voice Talent]
As for our special guests, recent additions include Kelly Sue DeConnick (Captain Marvel), Jason Aaron (Thor), Peter David (X-Factor), Don Rosa (Donald Duck), Katie Cook (My Little Pony), Matt Fraction (Fantastic Four), Frank Cho (Liberty Meadows), Ed McGuinness (Nova) and DOZENS more! [Check out the full list of guests here]
While we’ve expanded our deals into more hotels, half of them are now sold out! Make sure to hit our hotels page and reserve your room before they’re all booked up! [Find Hotel Deals Here]
Every week, we’re adding more free comics to our website. A new Tales From The Con is posted every Wednesday. You can also read the ongoing adventures of the Emerald City Crusader and Emerald City Crusaderette in our very own webcomic, Emerald City Cusader Chronicles, new pages are posted every Tuesday and Thursday. [Read our comics! Yes, COMICS!!]
November 25, 2013 by Colin Solan
Filed under Animation, Collectibles, Comic Books, Comic Strips, Convention News, Gaming, Horror, Massachusetts, Movies, Other, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Television, Top Stories, Video Games, Webcomics
Boston Comic Con has announced its initial details for next year’s convention! Following the phenomenal success of the 2013 show, the 2014 convention will again be held in August at the Seaport World Trade Center on Boston’s historic waterfront. The promoters have added an additional day to the convention which is scheduled to run Friday August 8th till Sunday August 10th. Joining the festivities this year is an all-star list of comic creators including: Rafael Albuquerque, Tim Bradstreet, Amanda Conner, Mike Kunkel, Jorge Molina, Dustin Nguyen, Jimmy Palmiotti, Carlos Pacheco, Ramón Pérez, Esad Ribic, Gail Simone, Cat Staggs, and many more! Additionally, the first media guests have been announced: Torchwood’s Eve Myles and Spike himself, James Marsters! More will be added over the coming months so be sure to follow Boston Comic Con on Facebook and Twitter!
About Boston Comic Con:
The Boston Comic Con is a 100% independently run comic book show committed to bringing the biggest and best comic creators to New England. Run by fans for fans, Boston Comic Con is not affiliated with any other convention tour or corporate interests. Hosting over 120,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, trading cards, and other pop culture memorabilia, this is a destination event for geeks of any stripe. Next year’s convention will be held Friday August 8th, Saturday August 9th and Sunday August 10th at the Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!
Marc Andreyko, Kyle Higgins, and Christos Gage sign at Golden Apple Comics on Friday, November 29, 2013 from 6:00pm until 8:00pm!
Golden Apple Comics
7018 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038
MING DOYLE, JOE QUINONES, and MARIS WICKS appear at The Big Bang on Friday, November 29, 2013 from 6:00pm until 8:00pm for a rare Irish signing!
Probably better known for her work on Brian Wood’s MARA and the artist in the new story arc of QUANTUM & WOODY, Ming also has done a ton of covers and a short story recently with Kelly Sue DeConnick for the WITCHING HOUR Vertigo anthology. (stil in stock, true believers!)
Joe has been around for the last couple of years, starting with TEEN TITANS GO and then GREEN LANTERN with Kurt Busiek and is of late a popular cover artist for DARK HORSE, DC and MARVEL (the last thing you’ll have seen him lately on would be the recent CAPTAIN MARVEL covers). He also has a BLACK CANARY/ZATANNA project coming out with Paul Dini soon, the lucky bastard.
Maris is the artist of (the really, really good) PRIMATES, which is currently sold out but due back in stock soon!
She is also a writer AND a colourist, so we’ll be seeing much more of her in the future.
The Big Bang
Pembroke District, Dundrum, Dublin Dublin 16, Ireland