Dark Horse Announces C2E2 2018 Exclusives & Schedule

Press Release: 

Dark Horse is proud to announce its selection of exclusive merchandise available at C2E2! We have two new gorgeous convention exclusive variant covers set to debut: Black Hammer: Age of Doom #1 and Xerxes: The Fall of the House of Darius and the Rise of Alexander #1.

All exclusive merchandise will be available at the Dark Horse booth (#619) for all of C2E2 2018. Please note, there will be a fixed number of exclusives set aside for each day of the convention.

Check out the full roster of Dark Horse’s convention exclusives, along with quantity and price, below!

Xerxes: The Fall of the House of Darius and the Rise of Alexander #1 Convention Exclusive (Frank Miller) Gold Foil 

The Xerxes: The Fall of the House of Darius and the Rise of Alexander #1 Convention Exclusive’s cover is made of thick cover stock with metallic gold foil stamping highlights.

$15.00
Limited Print Run of 1,000
Limit of 5 per person per day

  

Black Hammer: Age of Doom #1 Convention Exclusive (James Stokoe)

$10.00
Limited Print Run of 1,000
Limit of 5 per person per day

Aliens: Dead Orbit #1 Convention Exclusive (Rafael Albuquerque)

$5.00
Limited Print Run of 1,000

Limit of 5 per person per day

  

American Gods: Shadows #1 C2E2 Exclusive (Scott Hampton)

$5.00
Limited Print Run of 1,000
Limit of 5 per person per day

American Gods: My Ainsel #1 Convention Exclusive (Christian Ward)

$10.00
Limited Print Run of 1,000
Limit of 5 per person per day

  

American Gods: Shadows #1 Convention Exclusive (Skottie Young)

$10.00
Limited Print Run of 1,400
Limit of 5 per person per day 

Black Hammer #1 Convention Exclusive (Fábio Moon)

$10.00
Limited Print Run of 1,400
Limit of 5 per person per day

  

Henchgirl Convention Exclusive Hardcover (Kristen Gudsnuk)

$25.00
Limited Print Run of 250
Limit of 1 per person per day

Sherlock Frankenstein and the Legion of Evil #1 Convention Exclusive (Daniel Warren Johnson)

$10.00
Limited Print Run of 750
Limit of 5 per person per day

SIGNING SCHEDULE

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; however, we may restrict the type or number of items to be signed as necessary. 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 6

1:00 – 1:45 PM: ELFQUEST: Richard Pini, Wendy Pini

2:00 – 2:45 PM: HENCHGIRL, MODERN FANTASY: Kristen Gudsnuk

3:00 – 3:45 PM: ETHER, DEPT. H, MIND MGMT, PAST AWAYS, PISTOLWHIP: Matt Kindt
DEPT. H: Sharlene Kindt

4:00 – 4:45 PM: THE SECRET LOVES OF GEEKS: Amy Chu, Tini Howard

5:00 – 5:45 PM: AMERICAN GODS, KABUKI, FIGHT CLUB 2: David Mack

6:00 – 6:45 PM: LADY KILLER: Joëlle Jones

SATURDAY, APRIL 7

11:00 – 11:45 AM: SPACE MULLET!: Daniel Warren Johnson

12:00 – 12:45 PM: LIFE BETWEEN PANELS, BATTLES OF BRIDGET LEE: Ethan Young

1:00 – 1:45 PM: HARROW COUNTY: Cullen Bunn, Tyler Crook

2:00 – 2:45 PM: APOCALYPTIGIRL: AN ARIA FOR THE END TIMES: Andrew MacLean

3:00 – 3:45 PM: THE SHAOLIN COWBOY, THE BIG GUY AND RUSTY THE BOY ROBOT, HARD BOILED: Geof Darrow

4:00 – 4:45 PM: BATTLEPUG: Mike Norton

5:00 – 5:45 PM: MISFITS OF AVALON, BUFFY: THE HIGH SCHOOL YEARS: Kel McDonald

SUNDAY, APRIL 8

11:00 – 11:45 AM: SCARY GODMOTHER, BEASTS OF BURDEN: Jill Thompson

12:00 – 12:45 PM: CHIMICHANGA, THE GOON: Eric Powell

1:00 – 1:45 PM: ELFQUEST: Richard Pini, Wendy Pini

2:00 – 2:45 PM: HARROW COUNTY: Cullen Bunn, Tyler Crook

PANEL SCHEDULE

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 and guidelines for attending panels.

SATURDAY, APRIL 7

4:15-5:15 PM: When the Haints Speak: A Conversation with Cullen Bunn and Tyler Crook
(Location: Room S405a)

Harrow County has captivated fans and critics alike since 2015. Created by Cullen Bunn (The Sixth Gun) and Tyler Crook (B.P.R.D.), Harrow County follows the story of 18-year-old Emmy as she realizes that the ghosts, ghouls and goblins that surround Harrow County are all too real. After the townsfolk realize that Emmy has a connection with the creatures that lurk in the shadows, they put her on the run for her life. Join Bunn and Crook to reflect on this haunting southern gothic fairy tale before this award-winning series’ epic conclusion in 2018.

5:15-6:15 PM: Artists Who Write: The Creation of Comics
(Location: Room S503)

Whether it’s the adventures of a villain with a heart of gold, an underwater murder mystery, the life of a cartoonist, or anything in between, creators put a lot of thought into the sequential art that drives stories told in comics. Join Kristen Gudsnuk (Henchgirl), Ethan Young (Life Between Panels), and Matt Kindt (Dept. H) as they discuss turning an idea into a full-fledged story and how they continue to keep their writing fresh.

SUNDAY, APRIL 8

12:00-1:00 PM: ElfQuest: 40 Years of Pointed Ears
(Location: Room S403)

February 2018 wraps up 40 years of ElfQuest with the biggest bang ever. Celebrate the longest-running indie fantasy comic with Wendy and Richard Pini, co-creators, writers and artist. Learn behind-the-scenes secrets that have been hidden since 1978. The newest – and final – issue of the Final Quest series is out now, before C2E2 opens, so you’ll be able to bombard Wendy and Richard with all the questions you’ve been saving up for years!

ON – Firebug/Gideon Falls Double Launch

Johnnie Christmas and Jeff Lemire appear at the Beguiling on Wednesday March 7th at 6:00 PM to celebrate the release of two great new titles from Image Comics, FIREBUG and GIDEON FALLS!

RSVP on Facebook!

The Beguiling
319 College Street, Toronto, ON M5T 1S2
416-533-9168

Dark Horse Announces Emerald City Comic Con 2018 Exclusives

Press Release:

Dark Horse is proud to announce its selection of exclusive merchandise available at Emerald City Comic Con. We have two new gorgeous convention exclusive variant covers set to debut: American Gods: My Ainsel #1 and Critical Role – Vox Machina: Origins #1!

All exclusive merchandise will be available at the Dark Horse booth (#1708) for all of ECCC 2018. Please note, there will be a fixed number of exclusives set aside for each day of the convention.

Check out the full roster of Dark Horse’s convention exclusives, along with quantity and price, below!

American Gods: My Ainsel #1 Convention Exclusive (Christian Ward)

$10.00
Limited Print Run of 1000
Only 5 per person per day

Critical Role – Vox Machina: Origins #1 Convention Exclusive (Deborah Hauber)

$10.00
Limited Print Run of 1000
Only 5 per person per day

American Gods: Shadows #1 Emerald City Comic Con Exclusive (Becky Cloonan)

$5.00
Limited Edition of 500

Sherlock Frankenstein & The Legion of Evil #1 Convention Exclusive (Daniel Warren Johnson)

$10.00
Limited Edition of 750
5 per person per day

American Gods: Shadows #1 Convention Exclusive (Skottie Young)

$10.00
Limited Edition of 1,400
5 per person per day

Black Hammer #1 Convention Exclusive (Fábio Moon)

$10.00
Limited Edition of 1,400
5 per person per day

Free Comic Book Day 2018 Announces Gold Sponsor Comic Titles

Press Release:

The Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) Committee has selected the twelve Gold Sponsor comic book titles for the comic book industry’s most anticipated annual event, Free Comic Book Day. FCBD happens each year on the first Saturday in May at participating comic book shops worldwide, with next year’s event taking place on May 5th, 2018.

The titles were curated by over twenty comic shop retailers who make up the FCBD Selection Committee and the comics feature something for everyone: from superheroes, to popular films and television shows, to beloved video game franchises, and all-ages favorites. The Gold Sponsor titles come from the industry’s top publishers, including:

  • DC Entertainment (TBA)
  • Marvel Comics (MARVEL AVENGERS/CAPTAIN AMERICA)
  • Dark Horse Comics (OVERWATCH/BLACK HAMMER)
  • IDW Publishing (TRANSFORMERS: UNICRON: THE DARKEST HOUR #0)
  • Image Comics (BARRIER #1)
  • Archie Comics (RIVERDALE)
  • BOOM! Studios (MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS SPECIAL)
  • First Second Books (COMICS FRIENDS FOREVER)
  • Joe Books (DISNEY PRINCESS: ARIEL SPOTLIGHT)
  • Oni Press (INVADER ZIM: FLOOPSY BLOOPS SHMOOPSY)
  • Titan Comics (DOCTOR WHO #0)
  • VIZ Media (POKÉMON: SUN AND MOON / POKÉMON: HORIZON).

“With 91 titles submitted from over 70 publishers, the FCBD Retailer Committee had to make some tough choices for this year’s Free Comic Book Day,” said FCBD spokesperson Dan Manser, “but we think retailers and fans alike will be thrilled with the sponsor titles chosen for 2018. Free Comic Book Day is the comics industry’s most important event—a day to celebrate comic books and comic shops, and to introduce family and friends to the comics medium we all know and love. It’s important that the titles reflect the varied interests of people coming into stores these days—and we believe there’s a comic book for everyone this Free Comic Book Day!”

The full line-up of this year’s comic books will be announced next week, when thirty-eight additional FCBD Silver titles will be announced on Tuesday, December 19th. A complete listing of all fifty FCBD titles, as well as two education titles about the industry, will also be found in the January issue of Diamond Comic Distributors’ PREVIEWS catalog, on sale at all comic book shops December 27th, 2017.

Dark Horse Comics Schedule for C2E2 2017

Press Release:

Visit Dark Horse Comics at C2E2 for free swag, such as comics, pins, postcards, and more! Check out our signings and panels too!

SIGNING SCHEDULE

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

PANEL SCHEDULE
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.
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ON – Roughneck Signing

From the bestselling graphic novelist and TCAF Featured Guest Jeff Lemire, author of Essex County, Underwater Welder, and Royal City, comes Roughneck, a story about a brother and sister who must come together after years apart to face the disturbing history that has cursed their family. Jeff Lemire will be interviewed on stage on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 7:00 PM about his new graphic novel and career, in a special presentation in partnership with TCAF: The Toronto Comic Arts Festival.

Presented in partnership with TCAF.

A bookseller will be present at this event and the author will be signing.

Tickets available at link….

Toronto Library
789 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M4W 2G8
416-395-5577

UK – Black Hammer Signing

Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston will be signing copies of their new book Black Hammer exclusively at OK Comics on Sunday 16th April at 8:30 PM. They will also be signing copies of their other work, which you can either bring with you, or purchase on the evening. This is Jeff Lemire’s only UK appearance this year.

Jeff Lemire is known for Essex County, Sweet Tooth, Underwater Welder, Trillium, Wolverine: Old Man Logan, Green Arrow, Hawkeye, and others.

Dean Ormston is known for 2000AD, Books of Magic: Life in Wartime, The Eaters, Bodies and others.

This is a free event.

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OK Comics
19 Thorntons Arcade, LS1 6LQ Leeds, UK
+44 113 246 9366

UK – Black Hammer Signing

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Writer/Artist Jeff Lemire (Descender, Essex County) is in town for the Thought Bubble festival, and will appear at Gosh Comics for a signing from 6-7pm on Thursday the 3rd November!

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