Valiant Announces VALIANT FIRST Exclusives and Programming for C2E2 2014


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VALIANT Announces VALIANT FIRST Exclusives and Programming for C2E2 2014 – With RAI, ARMOR HUNTERS, and More!

From April 25th-27th, Valiant will be unleashing a calvacade of VALIANT FIRST news and exclusives direct from C2E2 2014 – Chicago’s premier comics and pop culture convention!Join Valiant at Booth #317 for a weekend packed with signings from Valiant creators, including artist Clayton Henry (Harbinger, Archer & Armstrong), writer Justin Jordan (Shadowman, X-O Manowar #25), colorist Brian Reber (Unity, X-O Manowar), and more surprise guests! Plus, look for a ton of free giveaways and con-exclusive products, including the RAI #1 Graham Crackers Shared Exclusive Variant by fan favorite artist Kalman Andrasofszky (X-23)!

Limited to 750 copies, get the jump on the hotly anticipated debut title of the VALIANT FIRST publishing initiative with this exclusive, limited edition run of RAI #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of Valiant’s next ongoing series from superstar creators Matt Kindt (Unity, Mind MGMT) and Clayton Crain (Carnage, X-Force)! Arriving in comic shops everywhere on April 30th, discover the astonishing world of the 41st century with the all-new series unlike anything else in comics today! In the far future of 4001 A.D., Japan is a single endless city-state, governed by a benevolent artificial intelligence and policed by one lone enforcer – the mysterious Rai, spirit guardian of the rising sun. But, soon, a single bullet will shatter the peace it has taken 2,000 years to secure…Then, join us on Sunday, April 27th at 2:30 PM in Room #S403 for the VALIANT FIRST: RAI, ARMOR HUNTERS, AND BEYOND panel presentation! The coming of VALIANT FIRST begins at C2E2 with an all-new round of news, announcements, artwork and Q&A about the most in-demand publishing company in comics today. What do you read FIRST? All summer long, Valiant will be rocketing to the top of your read pile with VALIANT FIRST – an all-new initiative unleashing a major #1 issue by some of the most talented creators in comics each month from May onward. With the earth-shaking events of ARMOR HUNTERS – Valiant’s colossal summer crossover event – just weeks away, get the inside track on what happens next for X-O MANOWAR, UNITY, BLOODSHOT, HARBINGER, and more from an all-star panel of Valiant creators and staff, including writer Joe Harris (Armor Hunters: Bloodshot), artist Clayton Henry (Harbinger, Archer & Armstrong), colorist Brian Reber (Unity, X-O Manowar), Executive Editor Warren Simons, and Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani.

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So Cal Comic Con (October 2013)

So Cal Comic Con

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Come out to the 4th annual So Cal Comic Con on Sunday, October 20th, from 10am-5pm, at the QLN Conference Center in Oceanside! Kids 13 and under, and any member of the military, get in for FREE! We’ve got 2 Guests of Honor for this year’s show:

* Artist Clayton Crain is known for his gorgeous painted work on titles like Carnage, Ghost Rider, X-Force, and Valiant’s upcoming Unity and X-O Manowar titles.

* Artist John Kricfalusi is best known as the creator of Ren & Stimpy through his company Spumco. Today, John works on various projects including a new George Liquor cartoon called Cans without Labels, and a new John K Presents: Spumco Comic Book Hardcover published by IDW Publishing, on sale at this show!

The 1st 100 people in line get a FREE gift bag STUFFED with cool comics. There are raffles throughout the day where you can win prizes like Iron Man #1 from 1968 SIGNED by Stan Lee and artist Gene Colan! Dozens of comic and toy vendors are on hand to sell your favorite Golden, Silver, Bronze, or Modern Age comics and toys. IDW Publishing and Aspen Comics will be in attendance, along with numerous comic creators, including:

Eric “eBas” Basaldua (Grimm Fairy Tales, Witchblade)
Joe Benitez (Lady Mechanika, Wraithborn, Magdalena)
Tony Fleecs (My Little Pony)
Richard Friend (Forever Evil, Batman Dark Knight)
Joel Gomez (Batman, Lost Boys: The Thirst)
Drew Johnson (Wonder Woman, Supergirl, The Authority)
Chris Moreno (Toy Story, Sidekick)
Marat Mychaels (Blindside, Notti & Nyce)
Rafael Navarro (Guns A’Blazin, Sonambulo)
Tone Rodriguez (Violent Messiahs, Simpsons, Mayhem)
Mike Wellman (Guns A’Blazin, Mac Afro)

Admission is only $7 for adults, or $6 with a flyer which can be found at many Southern California comic book stores. Parking is free. Bring the family!

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1938 Avenida del Oro
Oceanside, CA 92056
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Clayton Crain, John Kricfalusi, Eric Basaldua, Joe Benitez, Tony Fleecs, Richard Friend, Joel Gomez, Drew Edward Johnson, Chris Moreno, Marat Mychaels, Rafael Navarro, Tone Rodriguez, Mike Wellman

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CA – Carnage Signing

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Artist Clayton Crain and writer Zeb Wells sign at Phat Collectibles in Huntington Beach on Sunday, July 28, 2013 at 11:00am!

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Phat Collectibles
16532 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach, CA

CA – Superior Carnage Signing

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Clayton Crain signs at Phat Collectibles in Anaheim on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 2:00pm!

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Phat Collectibles
1201 S. Euclid Street, Anaheim, CA 92804

WA – Free Comic Book Day 2012

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Clayton Crain and many more sign at Comic Book Ink on Saturday May 5, 2012 for Free Comic Book Day!

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Tacoma, Washington’s COMIC BOOK INK, is thrilled to announce the return of the nation’s BIGGEST “Comic Book Holiday”…FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!! (

Starting at 10:00am on SATURDAY, MAY 5th 2010, Comic Book Ink will host its 9th Annual Celebration for folks who love comics and everything about them! While supplies last, the shop will be giving away FREE SPECIALLY MARKED COMICS throughout the day.

“This year promises to be our biggest yet with over THIRTY-SEVEN (37) DIFFERENT TITLES to choose from…” said store owner, JOHN MUNN, “There is literally something for everyone young and old…whether its your first comic ever to you four thousanth!”

“We are having a GUEST OF HONOR at this year’s event! Marvel Superstar Artist CLAYTON CRAIN,” Munn reported happilu, “This is the first time we have had a Guest of Honor since our very first Free Comic Book Day in 2003 with ADAM KUBERT. Clayton will be producing a SPECIAL EDITION of his phenomenal SKETCHBOOK! We don’t know how many he is bringing, but folks will want to be there early to guarantee they get one!”

With companies ranging from the Big Two (DC COMICS and MARVEL), the largest of the Independent Companies (DARK HORSE, IDW and IMAGE) to the smallest (ASPEN, ARCHIA, ONI and TOP SHELF to name a few)…all of the industry is coming out to play!


Don’t forget, we will also giving away a FREE MARVEL HEROCLIX of THOR, from this Summer’s GREEN LANTERN Movie Opening June 17th at the Lakewood Regal, while supplies last!

And, don’t worry, we’ll show you how to use him in a game with demonstrations of HEROCLIX (from WIZKIDS GAMES)!

“We are also lucky to have a huge number of phenomenal new, and returning, guests, joining World Famous Comic Book Artist, CLAYTON CRAIN, to this year’s Free Comic Book Day,” Munn continued, ” With members of the 501st LEGION of STAR WARS RECREATIONISTS,a chance to meet some of Tacoma’s Own Phenomenal Roller Girls, THE DOCKYARD DERBY DAMES, the phenomenal SKETCH ARTIST JESSE MUNOZ, JAMES STOWE, MARK BRILL and MARK MONLUX from the CARTOONIST LEAGUE OF ABSURD WASHINGTONIANS, Characters from the Dead Gentlemen/Zombie Orpheous Films including, JOURNEYQUEST and THE GAMERS, Members of the indie smash Web Series THE COLLECTIBLES, Plus the folks from our neighbor, the LAKEWOOD REGAL CINEMAS, will be on hand again to give out FREE POSTERS, comic book fans dressed up as a myriad of characte for our ANNUAL COSTUME CONTEST and MORE! But we also have a few more ‘special events’ up our sleeve.”

“This is an event that couples the fun and accessibility of comics with the promotion of literacy for all ages,” Munn finished, “While having the BIGGEST BACK ISSUE SALE IN THE COUNTY to cap it all off! There is literally NO BIGGER CELEBRATION of FREE COMIC BOOK DAY happening in the Tacoma / Lakewood / University Place Area! ”

COMIC BOOK INK (located at 2510 S. 84th Street, Suites 15A-B, Lakewood, WA 98499) was established in 2002 as a community oriented store and with the hopes of establishing the shop as a public meeting place, as well as cultural center, for those who love, or want to learn more, about comic books. The shop is a SEVEN TIME NOMINEE for the WILL EISNER SPIRIT of RETAILING AWARD (2004-2010).

For more information about FREE COMIC BOOK DAY, on SATURDAY, MAY 5th from 10:00am until 10:00pm, please contact John Munn at (253) 761-4641 or at the shop located at 2510 S. 84th Street, Suites 15A-B, Lakewood, WA 98499.

Portland Comic Book Show to Feature Over 30 Creators at the November 13, 2011 Show

November 7, 2011 by  
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The Portland Comic Book show will feature an inking demonstration by Gary Martin, author of The Art of Comic-Book Inking. Gary Martin’s two volumes of The Art of Comic-Book Inking have become the industry-standard manuals for aspiring inkers seeking to take their work to the next level or for working professionals looking to broaden their skills base. Dark Horse Comics recently published a new edition of the ground breaking book, combining the two textbooks into a single volume and with expanded new material, including three additional blue-lined art boards featuring pencil art by master comics illustrators Jack Kirby, John Buscema, and Gil Kane.

Anina Bennett, co-creator of Heartbreakers and Boilerplate, will moderate a panel discussion “How to Break Into Comics as a Writer” Writers on the panel discussion include Kurt Busiek (Astro City), Dan Berman (God Complex), Adam Gallardo (Gear School), Brandon Jerwa (Battlestar Galactica) and Jamie S. Rich (Spellcheckers).

Star Wars Imperial Costume Clubs will be out in full force at the Portland Comic Book Show on November 13th. Featuring movie accurate costumes, Cloud City Garrison “the Villians” will feature Stormtroopers & Darth Vader. Kashyyyk Base features “the Rebels” including Jedi Knights, Pilots, Princesses, and Wookies. Mandalorian Mercs are “the bounty hunters” from Star Wars. Star Wars fans should bring their cameras as all 3 Costuming clubs will be available for pictures!

The Portland Comic Book Show is featuring over 30 comic book writers and artists at this years’ annual show. A complete list can be found at

The Portland Comic Book Show is Sunday, November 13, 2011 at the Rose Quarter at the Memorial Coliseum in the Exhibit Hall. The show runs from 10am to 5pm. Admission is $8.00 for ages 8 & older. The show features 175 tables of merchandise displaying and selling thousands of collectibles including comic books dating back to the 1940’s, non-sport cards, magazines, original art, Movie and TV Memorabilia, Star Trek and Star Wars merchandise, action figures, Disney items, and a variety of toys. For more information contact Second Genesis at 503-788-1031, email at or our website at

WA – Necrosha Finale Signing

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Clayton Crain, Jason Metcalf, and Randy Kintz sign at Comic Evolution on April 3rd from 4-7pm. Each artist will have his own selection of art for sale.

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Clayton Crain is signing X-Force #25, the final chapter in the ‘Necrosha’ story arc which hits stores March 31st! NECROSHA ENDS HERE! Everything Destiny foretold has come true. The Black Queen has become the Dark Goddess, but X-Force’s mission stands…KILL HER. But how do you fight a god with claws, knives and guns? And how many members will X-Force lose before the fight is over?

Eternal Descent hits stores March 31st!

Welcome to a city where lost souls lurk in every shadow and darkness veils sinister designs, where heavy metal could be the key to salvation…or the gateway to destruction. A fallen hero, a twisted demon, one gorgeous succubus, and an army of chart-topping guitar heroes: the pieces are in place. The Descent begins. Written by Llexi Leon and illustrated by Jason Metcalf.


The final issue of Red 5’s amazing series hits stores March 31st!  Randy will be here again to sign this amazing book.

Chinese assassins are closing in on the American hackers, so their across-the-globe rescue of Cat and the hostages goes mobile. Meanwhile, the rebels attack with a drone army of their own!

Comic Evolution, 206 South Meridian, Puyallup, WA 98371-5916

(253) 770-6464

Straczynski and Crain Guests at November LA Comic Book and Sci-Fi Con

Writer J. Michael Straczynski and Artist Clayton Crain are featured Guest Speakers at the Los Angeles Comic Book and Science Fiction Convention taking place Sunday, November 8, 2009. A 40th Anniversary Film Screening of the 1969 Science Fiction cult classic The Green Slime with stars Robert Horton and Luciana Paluzzi is another highlight of the show.

Brave and the Bold

Brave and the Bold

J. Michael Straczynski appears on stage at 2:00 P.M. to discuss his writing the Marvel Comic Book titles Thor, Amazing Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, and The Twelve during the past few years, as well as his recent move to DC Comics to write The Brave and The Bold starting with issue#27. Joe is also a very busy screenwriter for Movies, writing last year’s The Changeling starring Angelina Jolie for which he received critical acclaim. Joe’s latest screenplay is for Ninja Assassin produced by the Wachowski Brothers (The Matrix, V for Vendetta) and opens in theaters in November. Joe is also known for creating the Babylon 5 TV Series. Find out what’s in development from one of Comic Books most popular Writers.

Clayton Crain is the Artist for the new Marvel Comic Book X-Force/New Mutants: Necrosha which starts an important storyline. Clayton’s popular painted style of art has been featured in Sensational Spider-Man, Ghost Rider, and X-Force (regular series). Clayton is flying into Los Angeles for this Special Exclusive West Coast appearance to sign autographs all day.

X-Force/New Mutants: Necrosha

X-Force/New Mutants: Necrosha

The Green Slime

The Green Slime

The 40th Anniversary Film Screening of The Green Slime with stars Robert Horton and Luciana Paluzzi appearing in person. A space station is invaded by tentacled green alien creatures, The Green Slime, that multiply when hit with laser guns. This all leads to the grand Outer Space battle as the crew suits up with flying jet packs to blow up the Space Station and The Green Slime. The Green Slime is considered a Science Fiction cult classic for it’s low budget Special Effects and wacky theme song, and it’s not to be confused with a Michael Bay production. Directed by Kinji Fukasaku who went on to critical acclaim for another cult Movie, Battle Royale. Luciana Paluzzi is also known for starring as Fiona Volpe, the henchwoman to Largo in the James Bond Movie Thunderball. The Green Slime screens on Film, not DVD, at 12:00 P.M. and Robert and Luciana will sign autographs from 11:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M. (there is a charge for the autograph but it includes a photo). A stage interview takes place at 1:30 P.M. with the stars to discuss the making of The Green Slime. There’s no charge for The Green Slime screening, it’s part of the regular admission.

The Los Angeles Comic Book and Science Fiction Convention also features a Dealers Room that puts to shame some shows that charge three times the admission, and it’s full of Old and New Comic Books, Toys, Action Figures, Trading Cards, DVD’s, Movie Memorabilia, and much more. Located at the Shrine Auditorium Expo Center, 700 West 32nd Street, across from USC College. Admission is only $8.00, five years and under are free. A full size Ninja Assassin Movie Poster will be given away free, check for more information.

Ninja Assassin

Ninja Assassin

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NV – X-Force Hits Vegas

August 13, 2009 by  
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Clayton Crain (X-Force) signs at Comic Oasis on August 19th from 1-3pm.

Comic Oasis, 3121 N Rainbow Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89108

Marvel Celebrates 70 Years

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On August 11, 2009, comic fans all over will celebrate Marvel’s 70th Anniversary at their local comic shops and we’ve got the complete list of participating retailers.

Click here to download a full list of retailers participating in Marvel 70th Anniversary parties, offering exclusive limited edition variants, early on sale release of THE MARVELS PROJECT #1, special sales, and more!

All retailer parties begin at 9 p.m. local time. As a special thank you to retailers, Marvel is sending a limited edition CAPTAIN AMERICA: REBORN #2 70TH ANNIVERSARY FRAME VARIANT to all participating stores!

Plus, at select Barnes & Noble STORES across the country, you can meet Marvel’s most popular creators, sit in on Q&A sessions and get your favorite comics autographed. All events begin at 7 p.m. local time. As a special added bonus, all participating Barnes and Noble locations will feature guest appearances by major Marvel Characters!

New York City

150 E 86TH Street
New York, NY

Joe Quesada
Chris Claremont
Greg Pak
Klaus Janson
Fred Van Lente


2900 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30305

Daniel Way
Paul Jenkins
Mark Bagley

Los Angeles

The Grove at Farmer’s Market
189 Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Jeph Loeb
Craig Kyle
Chris Yost
Mark Waid


Clackamas Towne Center
12000 SE 82nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97266

Brian Michael Bendis
Jeff Parker
Rick Remender


2675 NE University Village Street
Seattle, WA 98105

Ed Brubaker
Clayton Crain

For more information on Marvel’s 70th Anniversary, head over to And remember-Make Mine ’39!

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