All creators signing in our booth offer their autographs for FREE. FREE prints, comics, or posters are provided for signings (while supplies last). You may purchase or bring items to be signed. Please note that some of the titles listed below have not been released for sale yet—in those cases, special prints will be available.
Lines may also be closed for some signings due to crowding or time restrictions.
All events are subject to change. Some restrictions apply. Please ask the Dark Horse Comics staff if you have questions.
FRIDAY, APRIL 21
11:00–11:45 a.m. MAE: Gene Ha
12:00–12:45 p.m. CALL OF DUTY: ZOMBIES, EERIE: Justin Jordan
1:00–1:45 p.m. SPACE-MULLET!, ALABASTER, THE GHOST FLEET: Daniel Warren Johnson
2:00–2:45 p.m. DARK HORSE CONVENTION EXCLUSIVE HENCHGIRL HC: Kristen Gudsnuk
3:00–3:45 p.m. HOUSE OF PENANCE, THE MIGHTY, LIGHT BRIGADE: Peter Tomasi
4:00–4:45 p.m. CHIMICHANGA, THE GOON: Eric Powell
5:00–5:45 p.m. LADY KILLER: Joëlle Jones
6:00–6:45 p.m. THE PAYBACKS: Eliot Rahal
SATURDAY, APRIL 22
10:00–10:45 a.m. DARK HORSE CONVENTION EXCLUSIVE HENCHGIRL HC: Kristen Gudsnuk
11:00–11:45 a.m. TARZAN ON THE PLANET OF THE APES, SUNDOWNERS: Tim Seeley
12:00–12:45 p.m. BLACK HAMMER: Jeff Lemire
1:00–1:45 p.m. BUFFY: THE HIGH SCHOOL YEARS, MISFITS OF AVALON: Kel McDonald
2:00–2:45 p.m. LEAVING MEGALOPOLIS: Jim Calafiore
3:00–3:45 p.m. THE SHAOLIN COWBOY, THE BIG GUY AND RUSTY THE BOY ROBOT: Geof Darrow
4:00–4:45 p.m. KABUKI, AMERICAN GODS, FIGHT CLUB 2: David Mack
5:00–5:45 p.m. SPELL ON WHEELS: Kate Leth
6:00–6:45 p.m. DRAGON AGE: MAGEKILLER, VEIL: Greg Rucka
SUNDAY, APRIL 23
10:10–11:45 a.m. DARK HORSE CONVENTION EXCLUSIVE HENCHGIRL HC: Kristen Gudsnuk
12:00–12:45 p.m. BATTLEPUG, B.P.R.D. HELL ON EARTH: Mike Norton
2:00–2:45 p.m. APOCALYPTIGIRL, THE TOMORROWS: Andrew MacLean
Please join us at the panels below, brought to you by Dark Horse Comics and friends! Please visit http://www.c2e2.com/Events/Panels-And-Screenings/Panels for more panels featuring Dark Horse creators, as well as guidelines for attending panels.
SATURDAY, APRIL 22
3:00–4:00 p.m. Panel Room S403 The Millennial’s Guide to Keeping Comics Alive
The integration of social media into society has completely changed how people communicate with each other, and the comics industry is not invulnerable to this change. Join Dark Horse creators Kristen Gudsnuk (Henchgirl) and Kel McDonald (Buffy: The High School Years, Misfits of Avalon) to discuss the implications of social media on the industry and how creators use social media to engage with fans.
SUNDAY, APRIL 23
1:15–2:15 p.m. Panel Room S403 The Un-CONventional Superheroes
For decades, popular culture has been dominated by stories from superhero comic books. Most people can’t think of either superheroes or comics without thinking of the other. In recent years, Dark Horse creators have sought to pay homage to superheroes while also putting a modern spin on the idea of heroics. Join Jim Calafiore (Leaving Megalopolis), Kristen Gudsnuk (Henchgirl), and Jeff Lemire (Black Hammer) for a lively conversation about superheroes and antiheroes in the modern era and how their characters seek to challenge society’s perceptions of the superhero.
Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that aids comic book creators in medical and financial need, breezes into Chicago for the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, also known as C2E2, located at McCormick Place April 21-23.
And we have an amazing crew anchoring our booth, #1459! Writer/artist Bill Willingham, the man behind Fables and a NEW First Comics series to be announced at C2E2, will be EXCLUSIVELY at the Hero booth all weekend! He’ll be joined by Punisher and Batman artist Bill Reinhold, and Incredible Hulk writer Sean McKeever. Check them all out at booth #1459!
While at the booth, make sure you get in on our raffle for an amazing helicopter trip for two over downtown Chicago from Chicago Helicopter Experience, a $456 value! Raffle tickets will be on sale at the Hero booth all weekend, just $2 each!
And you can now DRINK your comics! Hero is hosting the WORLD PREMIERE of Ten Pin Creep, a Revival mystery story told across six beer labels! The party is Friday, April 21 from 7-10 pm at the Motor Row Gallery and Lofts 2345 S. Michigan Ave. (mere STEPS from the convention center!). Price is $4 per beer or $20 for the whole 6-pack! Non-alcoholic drinks will also be served, and creators Mike Norton and Tim Seeley WILL be in attendance autographing bottles! Many of your other fave creators such as Franco Aureliani, Amy Chu, Jenny Frison, Jody Houser, Ken Lashley, Sean McKeever, Dustin Nguyen, Steve Orlando, Mike Perkins, Greg Rucka, Liam Sharp, and James Tynion IV will also be there, so don’t miss out on the party!
And as always Hero Initiative’s creative ambassadors are on the floor collecting for Hero at their own tables. Please swing by and say “hi” to Jason Aaron, Chris Burnham, Stephan Franck, Eric Gapstur, Patrick Gleason, Jonathan Hickman, Phil Hester, Jody Houser, Ken Lashley, Mike Norton, Steve Orlando, Ande Parks, Tim Seeley, Liam Sharp, Ryan Stegman, Jill Thompson, James Tynion IV, and Chip Zdarsky.
About The Hero Initiative:
The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book artists and craftsmen in need. Hero Initiative 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 $950,000 to the comics veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.
Special guests Mike Norton, Michael Moreci, and Ahman Green appear at Powers Comics on Saturday, April 1st to celebrate the shop’s tenth anniversary.
Powers Comics & Collectibles
2180 S Ridge Road, Green Bay, WI 54304
SATURDAY, MARCH 4
THE LEGEND OF KORRA: Irene Koh
SUNDAY, MARCH 5
2:00 p.m.–2:45 p.m. THE LEGEND OF KORRA: Irene Koh
Dark Horse’s history with Japanese comics can be traced back to the company’s earliest years, with a legacy that includes such legendary series as Lone Wolf and Cub, Berserk, and many more! Dark Horse continues to publish some of the industry’s best-selling titles, like Unofficial Hatsune Mix, I Am a Hero, Danganronpa, and the works of the creative powerhouse CLAMP. Join translator Zack Davisson and Dark Horse editor Carl Horn for a look at the past, present, and future of manga at Dark Horse!SATURDAY, MARCH 4
REVIVAL is coming to the end of its 5-year journey, and we want to send it off in style. Join Revival creators Tim Seeley, Mike Norton, and Jenny Frison on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 5:00 PM as we all come together to celebrate 47 issues of one of the best creator-owned series Chicago has ever seen. And yes, that means there will be beer. Revival beer. So bring a hankey and prepare to shed a tear as we lay this comic to rest. Funeral dress optional.
1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Daniel Warren Johnson (SPACE MULLET) and Mike Norton (BATTLEPUG) appear at Challengers Comics on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 7:00 PM!
1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Mike Norton (artist of Revival, Battlepug, Young Justice, and more) appears at Defiant Comics on Saturday, June 27, 2015 to sign the first issue of the Secret Wars tie-in, Years of Future Past, starring the X-Men!
7234 Madison Street, Forest Park, IL 60130
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TIM SEELEY, MIKE NORTON, and JENNY FRISON (for the CHEW/REVIVAL crossover) and CHRISTOPHER MITTEN (for the first UMBRAL collection) appear at Challengers Comics on Wednesday May 28th at 5:00 pm!
1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
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Free Comic Book Day 2014 is upon us! Mike Norton, Joelle Jones, Jamie S. Rich, Randy Milholland, Chad Thomas, Robert Wilson, and Ken Lowery appear at Zeus Comics on Saturday May 3rd from 10am until 5pm!
7,000 Free Comics!
Mike Norton (Battlepug, Queen and Country, Revival, All New Atom, Green Arrow/Black Canary)
Joelle Jones (Helhiem, Dr. Horrible, 12 Reasons Why I Love Her, Adventures of Superman, Fables)
Jamie S. Rich (It Girl and the Atomics, 12 Reasons Why I Love her, Spellcheckers, Madame Frankenstein)
Randy Milholland (somethingpositive.net)
Chad Thomas (TMNT New Animated Adventures, Mega Man)
Robert Wilson (Knuckheads, Live a Virus)
Ken Lowery (Like a Virus, The Variants)
Plus a special appearance by Frozen’s Anna and Elsa from 10am-Noon!
1334 Inwood Road, Dallas, TX 75247
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Comics featuring ECCC exclusive variant covers are $5.00 each and available in limited quantities. Ten per person each day. All proceeds from the ECCC variant of The Witcher will benefit Sharon and Stan Sakai.
Friday, March 28
11:00—AM MIND MGMT, STAR WARS: REBEL HEIST Matt Kindt
12:00—PM SERENITY: LEAVES ON THE WIND #1 EMERALD CITY COMICON VARIANT Jenny Frison
1:00—PM COLDER Paul Tobin
2:00—PM DREAM THIEF Jai Nitz, NEVER ENDING Adam Knave and D. J. Kirkbride
3:30—PM PROJECT BLACK SKY Joshua Williamson (Captain Midnight), Christopher Sebela (Ghost), Joshua Hale Fialkov (Skyman), Frank Barbiere (Blackout), and Fred Van Lente (Brain Boy)
4:30—PM THE WHITE SUITS Frank Barbiere, BATTLEPUG Mike Norton
5:30—PM MASS EFFECT: FOUNDATION Tony Parker, DRAGON AGE Chad Hardin
10:00 AM—BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON 10, ANGEL & FAITH SEASON 9, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON 10 #1 EMERALD CITY COMICON VARIANT Rebekah Isaacs
11:00 AM—USAGI YOJIMBO, THE WITCHER #1 EMERALD CITY COMICON VARIANT Stan Sakai, THE WITCHER Paul Tobin
12:00 PM—STAR WARS: DARK TIMES Randy Stradley and Doug Wheatley
1:00 PM—TOMB RAIDER Gail Simone
2:00 PM—VEIL, VEIL #1 EMERALD CITY COMICON VARIANT Greg Rucka
3:00 PM—EMPOWERED Adam Warren
3:00 PM—MIND MGMT, STAR WARS: REBEL HEIST Matt Kindt
4:00 PM—CITY OF ROSES Patric Reynolds, BAD HOUSES Sara Ryan, THE FIFTH BEATLE Andrew C. Robinson
5:00 PM—BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON 10, ANGEL & FAITH SEASON 9, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON 10 #1 EMERALD CITY COMICON VARIANT Rebekah Isaacs
6:00 PM—BANDETTE Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover, SABERTOOTH SWORDSMAN Damon Gentry
11:00—AM PROJECT BLACK SKY Joshua Williamson (Captain Midnight), Christopher Sebela (Ghost), Joshua Hale Fialkov (Skyman), Frank Barbiere (Blackout), Fred Van Lente (Brain Boy), and Tim Seeley and Mike Norton (The Occultist)
12:00—PM FURIOUS Bryan J. L. Glass, THE VICTORIES Michael Avon Oeming
1:00—PM ELFQUEST Richard and Wendy Pini
2:00—PM STAR WARS: LEGACY Corinna Bechko, Gabriel Hardman, Dave Wilkins, and Brian Thies
3:00—PM PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES Paul Tobin and Ron Chan
2:00 PM Dark Horse Builds Characters: Project Black Sky, Room TCC 301
Join Matthew Meylikhov of Multiversity Comics (MultiversityComics.com) to discuss Dark Horse superheroes with some of the industry’s top talent, including Fred Van Lente (Brain Boy), Josh Williamson (Captain Midnight), Christopher Sebela (Ghost), Tim Seeley and Mike Norton (The Occultist), Frank Barbiere (Blackout), and Joshua Hale Fialkov (Skyman).
4:00 PM Exploring the Mythos of Prometheus/Aliens/Predator/AVP, Room TCC 301
Join Dark Horse editor in chief Scott Allie and writers Josh Williamson, Chris Roberson, Paul Tobin, and Christopher Sebela as they delve into the interconnections of the upcoming Prometheus, Aliens, Predator, and Alien vs. Predator comics.