The Comic Book Shop welcomes special guests inker Bob Petrecca (Blue Beetle), Dawn Griffin (Zorphbert and Fred), Alitha Martinez (WWE Superstars), Eric Grissom (Dead Horse), Erica Schultz (M3), Amy Chu (Girls Night Out), Claire & Page Connelly (ThINK Illustration), Louie Chin (Museum of Chinese in America), Phil Chan (Reading with Pictures) on Saturday May 3, 2014 for Free Comic Book Day!! Plus, meet the podcasters from PAPERKEG and COMICS TANGO!
The Comic Book Shop
1855 Marsh Road, Wilmington, DE 19810
FSC Karaoke, hosted by Non-Stop Karaoke starts at 6:00pm
Our FSC sidewalk sale features:
Thousands of Trade Paperbacks and Hard Covers at 50% off!
15,000 Comic Books at 50 cents each, 100 for $40, Fill a Long Box for $75
Toys and T-Shirts marked down 50% or more!
In the store:
20% OFF ALL GREEN LANTERN & BLUE BEETLE merchandise in the store (excluding the new #1’s). Comics, Trade Paperbacks, Graphic Novels, Toys, T-Shirts, Statues, etc… Anything with Green Lantern and Blue Beetle will be on sale!
20% OFF ALL BACK ISSUES
15% OFF ALL TRADE PAPERBACKS, HARD COVERS & GRAPHIC NOVELS
15% OFF ALL TOYS & STATUES
15% OFF ALL T-SHIRTS
& More to be announced!
A brief bio of Tony Bedard:
Tony began at Valiant Comics as the editor and writer of several titles including Rai, Psi-Lords, and Magnus Robot Fighter. His early work is often credited by his full name – Anthony Bedard. After Valiant, Tony moved to freelance work for Broadway, Malibu and Crusade Comics, where he wrote the first two issues of Shi: The Series.
Tony then moved to an editorial position at DC Comics. Here he worked on a number of projects, the most notable being the Hourman monthly. He eventually moved into the Vertigo imprint where he edited several monthly titles, including Vertigo’s longest running title Hellblazer.
In 2001 Bedard signed an exclusive contract with CrossGen Comics. Bedard provided editorial knowledge to the company and took over writing CrossGen’s launch title Mystic. He went on to co-create Negation with Mark Waid and wrote a number of series for Crossgen. Bedard was writing the mini-series Negation War (which featured characters from the Negation series and was meant to wrap up important plot threads in Negation and the other CrossGen titles) when CrossGen filed for bankruptcy. As a result, only two issues of the series were ever published, and Bedard became the last writer of the Sigilverse.
After CrossGen, Bedard began work on the Marvel Comics series Exiles, which he wrote for 44 issues and an annual. Bedard also scripted Uncanny X-Men #472-474. Apart from Exiles he had a number of side projects, including the mini-series Spider-Man: Breakout and the final 6 issues of the Rogue monthly comic book.
Tony returned to DC Comics and worked on portions of the weekly series Countdown, a six issue arc on Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes and a four issue Black Canary mini-series.Bedard then went on to write fill-in arcs on both Supergirl and Birds of Prey as well as contributing to The Outsiders fifth week event in August. He was the regular writer for Birds of Prey from #118 until the series end with #127. In 2009 he launched R.E.B.E.L.S with artist Andy Clarke and in 2010 Bedard became the ongoing writer for Green Lantern Corps starting with issue 48, coinciding with the beginning of the “Brightest Day” crossover event and in 2011 he launched the bi-weekly DC Universe Online Legends series co-written with Marv Wolfman.
Florida Super Comics, Games, Anime & More!
5917 S. University Drive, Davie, FL 33328
The live action Blue Beetle special effects test that was teased last month, and then shown at Comic-Con International is now online. It was announced in San Diego that Blue Beetle and Booster Gold will appear on an episode of Smallville next season.
UPDATE: A few seconds of the footage has made it online in the demo reel of visual effects artist Rommel Calderon. Check it out around 50 seconds in (There’s also some Wonder Woman animation in it as well).
After getting everyone excited by talking on Twitter about the existence of a live action special effects test of the Blue Beetle, DC Entertainment’s Chief Creative Office Geoff Johns confirmed on DC’s blog The Source that they will show the footage at multiple panels at Comic-Con International: San Diego.
To whet your appetite, here are screen captures that he released through the blog: