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  • OR – 47 Ronin Signing

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    Dark Horse founder Mike Richardson signs 47 Ronin at Things From Another World in Beaverton, OR on Wednesday, July 9th from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm!

    Press Release:

    Since founding Things From Another World in 1979 and Dark Horse Comics in 1986, Mike Richardson has accomplished many things, including opening a dozen retail locations, producing nearly 30 films and TV series, and writing countless comics, books, and graphic novels.

    Now he returns to his roots with a 47 Ronin Signing and Meet & Greet July 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Beaverton TFAW–where he worked the counter from 1982 to 1988! Both longtime customers and new faces are invited to catch up with Richardson while enjoying free food and beer (21+ with ID).

    With 47 Ronin, Richardson has brought Japan’s enduring national legend to comics–with artist Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo). The tale of the 47 Ronin and their epic mission to avenge their wronged master epitomizes the samurai code of honor, and Richardson and Sakai have done justice to their story! Meticulously researched and beautifully illustrated, this collection of the acclaimed miniseries recounts this sweeping saga of honor and violence in all its grandeur.

    Now’s your chance to enjoy an evening with Mike Richardson at the Beaverton TFAW July 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. Catch up with Richardson, enjoy free food and beer, and purchase your copy of the 47 Ronin hardcover graphic novel for just $19.99!

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    Things From Another World
    4390 SW Lloyd Ave, Beaverton, Oregon 97005
    (503) 643-4222

    OR – Reunion Signing

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    Press Release:

    Things From Another World is proud to introduce local writer Ken Lizzi at a special pre-release signing of his new, Portland-set sci-fi novel from Twilight Times Books, Reunion, June 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Portland TFAW! Free food and beer provided (must be 21+ with valid ID for beer).

    Sometimes survival is not enough. Sometimes you need to fight back. The apocalypse ended Nick Gates’ night shift as a Portland cop. Finding his wife alive was a good break. Assembling a guerrilla resistance against occupiers from another Earth, however, didn’t work out so well. But an escapee from an enemy stronghold, bearing with him the possibility of reversing the “reunion,” brought hope. It will take all of Nick’s courage, luck, and skill if he–and humanity–is to survive Reunion!

    “In the event of an apocalypse, loot thoughtfully,” said Ken, offering sage advice. “You may only get one chance.”

    Ken Lizzi is an attorney at Dark Horse Comics and the author of an assortment of published short stories, in addition to Reunion. When not traveling, he lives in Portland, Oregon with his lovely wife Isa. He enjoys reading, homebrewing, exercise, and visiting new places. Make sure to stop by the Portland TFAW June 4, meet Ken, and purchase a special pre-release promo copy of Reunion for $17.95!

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    Things From Another World
    2916 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232
    (503) 284-4693

    Dark Horse brings Top Talent to ReedPOP’S C2E2 2014

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    Press Release:

    DARK HORSE BRINGS TOP TALENT TO REEDPOP’S C2E2 2014 IN CHICAGO APRIL 25 – 27

    Acclaimed Comics Publisher Hosts Gail Simone and Other Famous Artists and Writers in Panels, Booth Appearances and Signings

    Scott Allie to Lead Discussion in Three Panel Presentations

    Norwalk, CT, April 15, 2014: Dark Horse Comics, the renowned comics publisher, will have a major presence at the upcoming C2E2 which is organized by ReedPOP, the leading producer of pop culture events. ReedPOP officials note that in addition to a large booth centrally located on the show floor, Dark Horse plans to host three panels featuring Gail Simone, Art Baltazar, and Geoff Darrow, among other top talent who will also be appearing on panels and in the Dark Horse booth to greet fans. In addition, the publisher notes that it will have many giveaways, lots of free comics, and back to back free signings all day every day. Dark Horse Editor-in-Chief Scott Allie will host the panels and will lead discussion on a range of subjects sure to please the thousands of fans who annually attend the leading pop culture event. C2E2 will take place in Chicago, April 25 – 27 in the South Building at McCormick Place Convention Center.

    “It is fantastic that Dark Horse is bringing so much talent and creative energy to our show,” notes Lance Fensterman, Global Vice President for ReedPOP. “C2E2 has grown enormously since our first show five years ago and while it’s cool to know that we have built an event where top artists, writers and other creative talent in the comics world can mingle comfortably with so many fans, none of it would have been possible without the support of leading publishers like Dark Horse. I am grateful to them for all the talent and entertainment they provide. This year is their best ever!”

    The Dark Horse panel presentations include:

    Title: Dark Horse Presents: Gail Simone
    Date: Friday, April 25th
    Time: 1:30 – 2:30 PM

    Gail Simone has been making waves since her arrival on the comics scene with a column on Comic Book Resources. Since then, she has written some of the most iconic runs on such titles as Birds of Prey, Batgirl, Red Sonja, and most recently Tomb Raider for Dark Horse. In honor of this new ongoing, and the collection of her Kickstarter-funded Leaving Megalopolis series, Dark Horse Editor-in-Chief, Scott Allie leads a career-spanning discussion on one of comics’ most accomplished writers.

    Speakers:

    Scott Allie
    Gail Simone

    Title: Aw Yeah, Dark Horse!
    Date: Saturday, April 26th
    Time: 3:00 – 4:00 PM

    Art & Franco have taken some of comics’ most well-known characters and reimagined them for fans of all ages. To celebrate the anniversary last year’s announcement of the recently collected Itty Bitty Hellboy at C2E2, as well as the upcoming collection of this dynamic duo’s Kickstarter-funded Aw Yeah Comics!, we have put together an hour of fun, announcements, and much more! Bring your big ideas for a chance to woo Dark Horse EIC Scott Allie in the “one minute pitch!” Find out which Dark Horse characters the two will tack next, and much much more! This one is guaranteed to be fun for the whole fan family!

    Speakers:

    Art Baltazar
    Franco Aureliani
    Scott Allie
    Jeremy Atkins

    Title: Dark Horse Builds Characters
    Date: Saturday, April 26th
    Time: 5:30 – 6:30 PM

    In 2014, comics are more diverse than ever, and Dark Horse continues to pride itself on producing the greatest serialized storytelling from some of the biggest names in the industry! From Hellboy to Buffy to Luke and Leia, some of the most iconic characters in comics and beyond call Dark Horse home. Join us as we talk character development with writers who tell their tales! Editor in Chief, Scott Allie is joined by Project Black Sky scribes Josh Williamson (Captain Midnight) and Joshua Hale-Fialkov (Skyman), as well comics legend, Geof Darrow (Shaolin Cowboy), Eric Powell (The Goon), Tim Seeley (Sundowners, The Occultist) and newcomer Donny Cates (Buzzkill) for insight, announcements, and much much more!

    Speakers:

    Scott Allie
    Joshua Williamson
    Joshua Hale-Fialkov
    Geof Darrow
    Eric Powell
    Tim Seeley
    Donny Cates

    ABOUT REEDPOP
    ReedPOP is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions, which is exclusively devoted to organizing events, launching and acquiring new shows, and partnering with premium brands in the pop culture arena. ReedPOP is dedicated to producing celebrations of popular culture throughout the world that transcend ordinary events by providing unique access and dynamic personal experiences for consumers and fans. The ReedPOP portfolio includes: New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) Prime, East and Australia, Star Wars Celebration, Special Edition: NYC, Oz Comic-Con and the UFC Fan Expo. In 2013 ReedPOP (has) added Star Wars Celebration Europe and PAX Australia to its rapidly expanding portfolio of international events. The staff at ReedPOP is a fan based group of professionals producing shows for other fans, thus making them uniquely qualified to service those with whom they share a common passion. ReedPOP is focused on bringing its expertise and knowledge to world communities in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia/Pacific (including Australia). (www.reedpop.com)

    ABOUT DARK HORSE
    Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent such as Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Brian Wood, Gerard Way, Geof Darrow, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends such as Will Eisner, Neal Adams, and Jim Steranko, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, including The Mask, Ghost, Timecop, and SpyBoy. Its successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star Wars, Mass Effect, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Halo, Serenity, The Legend of Zelda, Game of Thrones, and Domo. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading publishers of both creator-owned content and licensed comics material.

    Dark Horse Announces Exclusive WonderCon 2014 Variants

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    Press Release:

    DARK HORSE ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE WONDERCON 2014 VARIANTS!

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MILWAUKIE, OR —As the pop culture world gears up for this year’s WonderCon in Anaheim, CA, Dark Horse announces two special variant covers for this year’s show!

    First up, Dark Horse brings an all-new variant cover for a critical hit and fan favorite, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, with an exclusive Season Ten first-issue cover by Tomb Raider art director Brian Horton! Limited to 1,000 copies, these are sure to be scarce!

    Second is a variant for Angel & Faith Season Ten #1, by Buffy cover artist Steve Morris! Again, with only 1,000 copies produced, these will go fast!

    These two special WonderCon exclusives will retail for $5 and are limited to five per person.

    Dark Horse also has three other convention exclusives, produced in limited editions and available while supplies last!

    Legendary artist Stan Sakai has done a special cover for the upcoming The Witcher, a canonical tie-in series in the world of the Witcher video games, which have collectively won over 250 awards and sold more than 5.5 million copies worldwide! All proceeds from the sale of this limited-edition variant will benefit Stan and Sharon Sakai.

    Art Baltazar and Franco bring you the characters that sprung from Mike Mignola’s imagination, with an AW YEAH twist, in Itty Bitty Hellboy! A limited-edition hardcover is available at WonderCon for $20, while supplies last!

    The Last of Us: American Dreams, from Faith Erin Hicks (The Adventures of Superhero Girl) and Naughty Dog’s Neil Druckmann, collects the comics that are the official lead-in to the game. This limited-edition hardcover will first be available at PAX East this weekend, and then in very limited quantities at WonderCon for $24.99.

    About Dark Horse

    Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent, such as Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Brian Wood, Gerard Way, Felicia Day, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends, such as Will Eisner, Neal Adams, and Jim Steranko, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, such as The Mask, Ghost, Timecop, and SpyBoy. Its successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star Wars, Mass Effect, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, EVE Online, Halo, Serenity, Game of Thrones, and Domo. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading publishers of both creator-owned content and licensed comics material.

    NC – Serenity Signing

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    Artist Dan Dos Santos appears at Acme Comics on Wednesday April 16th for a signing from 5:00-7:00 pm! Dan is the award winning cover artist on the standard edition Serenity Leaves on the Wind cover, the current Tomb Raider series, Fables #136, and even some Magic the Gathering cards!

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    Acme Comics
    2150 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro, NC 27408
    336-574-2263

    Dark Horse Schedule for WonderCon 2014

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    Press Release:

    Visit Dark Horse at booth #519 and come see our panels! Details are below!

    Free comics, prints, or posters will be available at each signing. There will also be items available for sale. Certain restrictions may apply. Please note that signings will be ticketed or capped as needed. All events are subject to change.
    FREE SIGNINGS Dark Horse Booth #519
    Friday, April 18
    1:00 p.m. Avatar: The Last Airbender: Gene Yang
    3:00 p.m. Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi: Dan Parsons
    Saturday, April 19
    11:00 a.m. Bad Houses: Sara Ryan
    12:00 p.m. Avatar: The Last Airbender: Gene Yang
    3:00 p.m. Tomb Raider: Gail Simone
    4:00 p.m. Never Ending: D. J. Kirkbride, Robert Love
    5:00 p.m. The Fifth Beatle: Vivek J. Tiwary, Andrew C. Robinson
    Sunday, April 20
    11:30 a.m. Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10: Christos Gage
    1:00 p.m. The Star Wars: Mike Mayhew
    3:00 p.m. Serenity: Leaves on the Wind: Zack Whedon, Georges Jeanty*
    *Ticketed event. A set number of tickets will be distributed Friday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings by drawing.
    PANELS
     
    Friday, April 18
    5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. Room 203 The Making of Star Wars
    WonderCon Anaheim special guest artist Mike Mayhew (Avengers) goes behind the scenes of the Diamond Gem Award–winning series The Star Wars, from Dark Horse Comics. Mike will take you on a tour of the universe that was never meant to be, from its mysterious origins to a sneak peek at the collected volumes coming this summer.
    Saturday, April 19
    5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m., Room 213 Dark Horse Presents Avatar: The Last Airbender
    Dark Horse’s growing line of books following up on the original Nickelodeon hit animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender have achieved bestseller status! Working directly with the show’s creators, Gene Yang (American Born Chinese, Boxers and Saints) penned the first three-book series, The Promise, to universal acclaim, and followed it with The Search. Now, Yang tackles the events directly following The Search in The Rift. Join Gene Yang for an exclusive look at what’s to come in what is sure to be one of the year’s most talked about series!
    Sunday, April 20
    1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m., Room 213 Dark Horse Presents Whedonversity
    Dark Horse’s continuations of Joss Whedon’s cult favorites (Serenity, Buffy, Angel & Faith) remain some of the most-talked-about comics in today’s market. Dark Horse and WonderCon Anaheim are giving you an exclusive chance to hear all there is to tell about the upcoming arcs of both Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Serenity from the creative teams themselves! Join Dark Horse, along with Buffy Season 10 writer Christos Gage, Serenity writer Zack Whedon, and artist Georges Jeanty, for what is guaranteed to be one panel you don’t wanna miss!

    NYC – True Lives of The Fabulous Killjoys Signing

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    Meet writer Shaun Simon and artist Becky Cloonan at Midtown Comics Downtown on Thursday, May 8th at 6:00 pm for a signing of their new book True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys from Dark Horse Comics!

    True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys TP
    Writer: Shaun Simon, Gerard Way • Artist: Becky Cloonan

    Years ago, the Killjoys fought against the tyrannical megacorporation Better Living Industries, costing them their lives, save for one – the mysterious Girl. Today, the followers of the original Killjoys languish in the Desert while BLI systematically strips citizens of their individuality. As the fight for freedom fades, it’s left to the Girl to take up the mantle and bring down the fearsome BLI!

    Collects The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys #1-#6 and ‘Dead Satellites’ from Free Comic Book Day 2013.

    From Gerard Way, creator of the Eisner Award-winning The Umbrella Academy!

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    Midtown Comics Downtown
    64 Fulton Street, New York, New York 10038

    DE – Conan: The Avenger Signing

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    Writer Fred Van Lente (Archer & Armstrong, Magnus: Robot Fighter) appears at The Comic Book Shop on Wednesday April 23rd to sign the first issue of CONAN: THE AVENGER! With every purchase of Conan: The Avenger #1 you’ll get a chance to win a Grab Box of FVL’s latest and greatest hits!

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    The Comic Book Shop
    1855 Marsh Road, Wilmington, DE 19810

    OR – Trekker Release Party

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    Press Release:

    Bridge City Comics is proud to announce our TREKKER: TRAIN TO AVALON BAY Release Party with Ron Randall on Friday, April 11, 2014 from 6:00 pm till 8:00 pm! This event is free to the public.

    Bridge City Comics will have copies of Trekker: Train to Avalon Bay available for purchase at this event! Trekker writer/artist (and comics legend) Ron Randall is a local Portlander and will be in attendance to sign your copy of Trekker!! Also in attendance will be Trekker colorist Jeremy Colwell!

    Refreshments will be served free of charge. Sketches will be at the discretion of the artist.

    About TREKKER: TRAIN TO AVALON BAY:
    New Gelaph’s baddest bounty hunter, Mercy St. Clair, is in desperate need of a vacation, and her friend Molly isn’t going to take no for an answer. But when their train to the Avalon Bay resort is attacked by armed men, Mercy has to ditch her evening wear in exchange for a pair of high-powered guns. Collects installments from Dark Horse Presents #24–#29.

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    Bridge City Comics
    3725 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227
    (503) 282-5484

    CA – FCBD: Avatar: The Last Airbender Signing

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    Cartoonist Gene Luen Yang signs at Hijinx Comics in San Jose, CA on Saturday, May 3, 2014 from noon till 2:00 pm for Free Comic Book Day!

    Gene says on his website, “Dark Horse’s FCBD 2014 has an Avatar: The Last Airbender story written by me and drawn by the fabulous Faith Erin Hicks! Even if you can’t make it to Hijinx, check out our comic!”

    Hijinx Comics
    2050 Lincoln Ave. San Jose, CA 95125
    (408) 266-1103

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