CA – Bad Medicine Signing

Writers Nunzio DeFilippis and Christina Weir appear at both Collector’s Paradise locations on Wednesday June 13th to sign Issue #2 of the new comic series Bad Medicine, which will be released that very day. Collector’s Paradise will offer (for as long as supplies last) Issue 1 of Bad Medicinefor free for anyone who buys Issue #2.

The signing starts at the Collector’s Paradise Pasadena store, from 12pm to 3pm, and continues at the San Fernando Valley store, from 5pm to 8pm, where they will be joined by Ian Brill to promote his new self-published Dracula World Order!

Collector’s Paradise
319 S. Arroyo Parkway #4, Pasadena, CA 91105

7131 Winnetka Ave, Canoga Park, CA 91306

CA – Harbinger Signing

Joshua Dysart, Dinesh Shamdasani, and friends sign at both Collector’s Paradise locations on Wednesday June 6th!

Press Release:

Collector’s Paradise would love to invite you to the LA Release Signings for HARBINGER #1, a hot new release from Valiant Entertainment, with writer Joshua Dysart and special guests, including (confirmed) Valiant Founder Dinesh Shamdasani and more!

Valiant, once the third biggest publisher in comics (after Marvel & DC) is back, with a huge hit, X-O Manowar, which sold more copies this year than any independent comic book. Now Valiant is following XO with a fantastic first issue of Harbinger, a fresh new take on discovery of powers and the powers that compete for the newly “discovered” talent.

We will hold two signing events, both on Wednesday June 6th.   First, in our Valley store, from 12pm to 3pm, Joshua Dysart will sign copies of Harbinger #1. Each copy will come with a Certificate of Authenticity, signifying that it was signed during our Release Signings.

Then, from 5pm to 8pm, Joshua will sign at our Pasadena location. At both signings, we plan to have special guests, to be announced closer to the time of the signing.

 

RSVP For this event by clicking HERE.

Collector’s Paradise
319 S. Arroyo Parkway #4, Pasadena, CA 91105

7131 Winnetka Ave, Canoga Park, CA 91306

CA – Hand of Fire Signing

Author Charles Hatfield signs at Collector’s Paradise on Saturday May 26, 2012 from noon to 3:00pm.

About the book:

Jack Kirby (1917-1994) is one of the premier storytellers and visual stylists, for some readers the premier artist, in American comic book history.

For more than forty years, Kirby worked steadily at comics, in particular the comic book—that roughly half-tabloid-sized, newsstand-ready magazine which for many readers still represents the kernel identity of American comic art. Kirby entered the comic book field when it was newborn, and excelled in it. With his dynamic, eccentric style, he left a deep and unmistakable handprint on both the medium and the industry that grew up around it.

Over those forty-plus years of almost uninterrupted artistic output, Kirby—his work, his style, his name—became part of the very atmosphere breathed by comic book creators and fans. That’s why “Kirbyesque” has become a familiar adjective, and why so many artists continue to work in his shadow.

Charles Hatfield’s Hand of Fire: The Comics Art of Jack Kirby is a book about what Kirby did and why it matters. In particular, it focuses on Kirby’s artistic peak in the 1960s and ’70s. A critical exploration of cartooning, of superheroes, science fiction, and the technological sublime, Hand of Fire is the first academic monograph in English about Kirby’s work. In essence, it’s a book about why Kirby blew off the top of so many readers’ heads, and why he still does. Scholar Ian Gordon calls it “the single most important scholarly book on superhero comics hands down.”

Hand of Fire is part of the University Press of Mississippi’s “Great Comics Artists” series. It’s available now in softcover, hardcover, and Ebook formats, including Kindle and Nook.

Collector’s Paradise
7131 Winnetka Ave, Canoga Park, CA 91306

CA – Sweetness Signing

Christina Strain signs her new art book at Collector’s Paradise on Saturday May 26, 2012 at noon! Plus the first hard copy of Christina’s webcomic The Fox Sister will be out that week!

Please note Adrian Alphona will not be appearing as previously reported.

Collector’s Paradise
7131 Winnetka Ave, Canoga Park, CA 91306

CA – Free Comic Book MAY

Press Release:

So, Free Comic Book Day is over, but FREE COMIC BOOK MAY continues. Below you will find information on how to take advantage of the amazing FREE COMICS giveaways we are doing every Saturday in May, as well as our crazy Events for this week. Please make sure to participate in all of these events, you will be glad you did.

First, about the FREE COMIC BOOK MAY Promotion. If you stopped by on Free Comic Book Day this past Saturday, you received a Stamp Card, with 4 places to get a stamp. The first week should have been pre-stamped. If you did not get a card, or could not stop by on Saturday, pick one up anytime this week. Deadline is Friday night. IF you do not get one, you can not participate in Free Comic Book May promotion and trust me, when that Free Graphic Novel Day comes around, you will want to be part of that. You need to have all 3 stamps stamped on your card in order to get a FREE GRAPHIC NOVEL on May 26th, the fourth Saturday of the month .

We also have two awesome Signing Events this week.

First event is our two signings for SAM HUMPHRIES DAY. Sam is an awesome dude and a great friend of the store, and on this Wednesday, his new creator-owned book, Higher Earth (which is fantastic, and the first issue is $1.00) comes out, as well as his first issue of The Ultimates, which he is co-writing with Jonathan Hickman. In addition to that, We have copies of this incredible John Carter : Gods of Mars #1 with Ramon Perez (the artist of Tales of Sand) as well as $1.00 copies of Fanboys vs. Zombies #1. We also will have in stock Our Love is Real, a super controversial one shot that started Sam’s career in a huge way, as well as first 3 issues of Sacrifice, his indie series that made him a star, including our EXCLUSIVE Variant. We’ll have signings in Pasadena from noon to 3pm, and in the Valley from 5-8pm.

The other event we have this week is going to be HUGE. Join us on Saturday, May 12th, from 6pm to 9pm, as we celebrate the release of a truly SPECIAL Graphic Novel / Art Project, DAMES IN THE ATOMIC AGE, with creator/writer Christopher Ryder, as well as all of the artists involved in this awesome project, including:

Marc Sandroni
Mike Vosburg
Tone Rodriguez
Andy Suriano
Tony Fleecs
Chris Moreno
Mark Dos Santos
Rahsan Ekedal

The event will be a 1940s noir/sci-fi Costume Party / Contest (with an amazing prize for the best costume, a jam piece by the artists involved), FREE BOOZE, Custom Label DAMES IN THE ATOMIC AGE Cigars, Music, Movies and a ton of Retro FUN.

RSVP For this event by clicking HERE.

Collector’s Paradise
319 S. Arroyo Parkway #4, Pasadena, CA 91105

7131 Winnetka Ave, Canoga Park, CA 91306

CA – Free Comic Book Day 2012

Ed Brubaker, Josh Fialkov, Kyle Higgins, Jim McCann, Rodin Esquejo, and Sonia Oback sign in Canoga Park from noon to 3pm and Steve Niles, Gabriel Hardman, Corinna Bechko, Matt Whitlock, and Shane & Chris Houghton sign from 2:00 – 5:00pm in Pasadena on Saturday May 5, 2012 for Free Comic Book Day!

Collector’s Paradise
319 S. Arroyo Parkway #4, Pasadena, CA 91105

7131 Winnetka Ave, Canoga Park, CA 91306

CA – FCBD: Reed Gunther Signing

Creators Shane & Chris Houghton sign at Collectors Paradise on Saturday May 5, 2012 for Free Comic Book Day!

Collector’s Paradise
319 S. Arroyo Parkway #4, Pasadena, CA 91105

CA – Last Mortal Signing

Filip Sablik signs at Collector’s Paradise on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 from 5:00pm until 8:00pm.

RSVP on Facebook!

Collector’s Paradise
7131 Winnetka Ave, Canoga Park, CA 91306

CA – Exile on the Planet of the Apes Signing

 

Writers Gabriel Hardman and Corinna Bechko sign at Collector’s Paradise on Wednesday March 14, 2012 from 5-8pm!

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Collector’s Paradise
319 S. Arroyo Parkway #4, Pasadena, CA 91105

CA – Hell Yeah Day

Press Release:

Collector’s Paradise Comics & Gallery, is proud to announce that the on March 7, starting at 12pm and lasting until 10 pm on Wednesday, they are celebrating Joe Keatinge / Hell Yeah Day at both store locations.

“I first left Los Angeles ten years ago, then only dreaming of someday creating comics.” said Joe Keatinge, adding: “Coming back after a decade with HELL YEAH, the one I’ve been conceiving since I was a kid, is beyond exciting. Collector’s Paradise is an ideal venue in making that happen.”

“Joe Keatinge grew up in Los Angeles, emmersed in the early Image Comics culture. He exemplifies the true spirit of Image Comics, the biggest and best of the Independent comic book publishers.” said Edward Greenberg, managing partner of Collector’s Paradise, adding: “Joe has been a friend for a long time and it makes me very proud to be the one helping him release his first major creator-owned work in his birth town for all his fans and family.”

Collector’s Paradise is planning two events on March 7. First, from noon to 3pm, Mr. Keatinge will be signing at the San Fernando Valley branch in Canoga Park. Copies of both regular and Collector’s Paradise Exclusive covers of Hell Yeah #1 will be available at the signing. Joe will answer questions from his unique perspective as a writer, Eisner-Award winning editor, and former publisher representative.

After a small break, the Release Party will start at 7pm at the Pasadena branch of Collector’s Paradise. This will be an “18 and over” event where alcohol will be served for anyone over 21 years of age. Industry professionals and fans alike are invited to celebrate release of Hell Yeah #1.

For additional information, please contact Edward Greenberg, managing partner of Collector’s Paradise @ 818-999-9455 (business) or by email, at store@comicsandcards.net

Collector’s Paradise Canoga Park is located at 7131 Winnetka Ave, at Sherman Way in Canoga Park. Collector’s Paradise Pasadena is located at 319 S. Arroyo Parkway Unit 4, at the corner of Del Mar in Pasadena.
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Joe Keatinge is a writer of comics like HELL YEAH with illustrator Andre Szymanowicz, GLORY with illustrator Ross Campbell, BRUTAL with co-creator/co-writer/illustrator Frank Cho, Stardust the Super Wizard with illustrator Michael Allred and Twisted Savage Dragon Funnies with illustrators Erik Larsen/Dean Haspiel/Simon Fraser/Joe Infurnari/Michael Cavallaro/Tim Hamilton/George O’Connor. He was also the Executive Editor of the Eisner & Harvey award winning Image Comics anthology PopGun. He lives in Portland, OR and works out of Tranquility Base.

Collector’s Paradise Comics & Gallery has been a mainstay in the Southern California Comic Book scene since 1994. In recent years, the store has focused on offering their customers an exceptional experience that goes beyond collecting comic books, from creator appearances, to proprietary online subscription manager software, and an Art Gallery. The store recently opened its second branch, on the corner of Arroyo Parkway and Del Mar in Old Town Pasadena. The store’s future plans include many new and very different ways to experience the comic book culture.

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