CA – Richard Starkings Signing


Writer/letterer Richard Starkings signs at Isle of Gamers on Saturday August 15, 2015 starting at noon for their Doctor Who Day celebration! The first 50 attendees will get a free Dr. Who #1 Comic from the new series starting in August!

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Isle of Gamers
2740 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95051
(408) 985-7655

UK – Elephantmen Shots #1 Signing


Richard Starkings signs copies of ELEPHANTMEN SHOTS #1 at Travelling Man in Leeds from 1-3pm on Saturday June 6th.

Travelling Man
32 Central Road, LS1 6DE, Leeds, UK
Tel: 0113 243 6461

CA – Elephantmen: Shots #1 Signing


Creator Richard Starkings appears at The Comic Bug on Wednesday, May 27, 2015!

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The Comic Bug
4267 Overland Ave. Culver City, CA 90230

UK – Revenge Signing

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Jonathan Ross and Ian Churchill will be signing Revenge at our London Megastore on Wednesday 18th March, starting at 6:30 pm.

“If you wrong us, shall we not revenge?” – William Shakespeare

Griffin Franks was a joke in Hollywood. A washed up action-hero. Over the hill. Past it. A has-been. A barely-was. But now he IS The Revenger. He’s a star. His movie’s a hit. His newest wife is hot. He finally has everything he wants. The perfect time for someone to take it all away. Forever. Starting with his face.

Jonathan Ross is not only a national celebrity and TV presenter but a lifelong comics enthusiast – who is building a new following of comic fans with his critically acclaimed work on Turf and America’s Got Powers!

Ian Churchill has worked professionally in the comic book industry for 20 years. Debuting on Marvel’s X-Men titles, he went on to illustrate Cable, Deadpool, The Avengers, Superman, Supergirl, Teen Titans, Red Hulk, Richard Starkings’ Elephantmen and his own group of supernatural heroes The Coven. His creator-owned character Marineman, launched in 2010 and received an Eisner Award nomination for Best New Series 2010 and was shortlisted for the 2012 Stan Lee Excelsior Award.

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR

CA – Indiana Jones & The City of the Gods


Press Release:

Join The Comic Bug on Saturday, December 6th from 7:00 – 10:00 pm for a fun, dramatic evening at the Manhattan Beach location for a table read of Frank Darabont’s unfilmed classic INDIANA JONES and the CITY OF THE GODS!

When the script leaked a year or so after INDIANA JONES and the CRYSTAL SKULL was released, hard-core Indy fans were in an uproar that this, in many ways, superior, script wasn’t the one chosen by the powers that be when it came time to roll cameras on the new Indy film.

Witness as some of comic-dom’s greatest talents sit down to chew up the scenery on what might be the most unique event The Comic Bug has ever offered!


RICHARD STARKINGS as Professor Oxley
RAFAEL NAVARRO as Marion Ravenwood’s husband Peter Belasko
BARBARA KESEL as Marion Ravenwood
JOSHUA DYSART as the narrator/scene director

and introducing F.C. Brandt as INDIANA JONES!

The man in the hat is back!

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The Comic Bug
1807 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 372-6704

UK – The Bulletproof Coffin Signing


Comic creators Shaky Kane and David Hine appear at Gnash Comics on Saturday 26th July from 3:00 – 5:00 pm!

Press Release:

Come and join comic creators Shaky Kane and David Hine at Gnash as they sign their work, chat and answer your questions!

Get a free ticket from our Eventbrite listing and get 10% discount on purchases on the day!

The pair work together on ‘The Bulletproof Coffin’ and ‘The Bulletproof Coffin: Disinterred‘ series from Image Comics and ‘Cowboys and Insects’ from Aces Weekly, but both have a long history in comics, stretching back to the British underground zines in the 1980′s, moving through to 2000AD, Escape, Deadline, Crisis, Marvel, DC Comics, Image Comics and beyond.

While not collaborating, David Hine has worked on the Image series ‘Storm Dogs’,‘The Man Who Laughs’ graphic novel, ‘Spider-Man Noir’, the ‘Poison Candy’ manga series and has written numerous for numerous storylines and characters from Marvel and DC Comics.

Shaky Kane has drawn ‘That’s Because You’re a Robot’ with writer David Quantick, worked on ‘Elephantmen’ and ‘Cap’n Dinosaur’ from Image Comics, and written and drawn his own graphic novel: ‘Monster Truck’.

We’re putting a listing up for this event on Eventbrite – you can see it by clicking here – claim your free event ticket from the Eventbrite listing and you’ll get 10% discount off anything in Gnash for the event!

See you on Saturday the 23rd of July at 3pm!

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Gnash Comics
9A West Street, TQ13 7DT Ashburton, Devon, UK

UK – Elephantmen & Monsters Signing


Press Release:

Orbital Comics is pleased to welcome the Star King himself, Richard Starkings, who will be joined by Shaky Kane to sign ELEPHANTMEN and their other work on Saturday 31 May at noon. In addition, we’ll be selling an Orbital-exclusive print by Shaky, which the two will sign as part of the Elephantmen & Monsters exhibition. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet these two giants, grab a limited print and get your comics signed!

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Orbital Comics
8 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA, United Kingdom
020 7240 0591

CA – Free Comic Book May 2014

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Collector’s Paradise celebrates Free Comic Book MAY once again this year. Big sales and comic creator signings every Saturday during the month of May.

Saturday May 3rd FREE COMIC BOOK DAY:

Artist sketching from 12-3pm. Sketches are FREE, one per child, on  backing board. Blank cover comics available at the register for $8 each or 3 for $20.

Valley Store: Mike Kunkel, Aaron Sowd, Scott Koblish

Pasadena Store: Sina Grace, Chris Moreno, Meg Hutchison


Valley Store: Chris Burnham (Batman & Robin, Batman Inc. Elephantmen, Officer Downe, Hack/Slash)

Pasadena Store: Joe Benitez (JLA, Titans, Lady Mechanika, Wraithborn, Magdalena)

Saturday May 17th FREE ALL-AGES COMIC DAY:

Valley Store: Adventure Time Art Day

Pasadena Store: Ray Frisen (Fairy Tales I Just Made Up, Pirate Penguin vs Ninja Chickens, Cupcakes of Doom)

Saturday May 24th FREE INDIE COMIC DAY:

Valley Store: Joe Pezzula, James Ninness, Mike Fountain, Marcel Losada (In Sanity, AZ GN Crew)

Rob Harrington & Giulie Speziani (Ginger Rabbit Studio)

Pasadena Store: Chris Moreno & Aubrey Sitterson (Worth Original GN)

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

7131 Winnetka Ave, Winnetka, CA 91306

CA – Free Comic Book Day 2014


Richard Starkings, Rafael Navarro, Phil Ortiz, and many more sign at The Comic Bug on Saturday May 3rd for Free Comic Book Day!

Press Release: 

Here it is, folks! THOUSANDS of FREE COMICS! A dozen FANTASTIC comic creators! Costumed heroes! Food trucks! Deep discounts! And, did we mention, FREE COMICS?!

Get ready for this summer’s GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY blockbuster with FREE Guardians of the Galaxy and Rocket Raccoon comics! Dive into the future of the DC UNIVERSE with a FREE “Future’s End” comic! Sample some of the best independent comics past and present with OVER 55 FREE COMIC PUBLICATIONS! Of course, supplies are limited, so check out the full line-up HERE and make your “wish list.”

In addition to FREE COMICS, we have some of the finest comic book creators in the industry on-hand to say “hello” and show off their terrific work:

Richard Starkings (ELEPHANTMEN)
Ray Anthony Height (MIDNIGHT TIGER)
Chris Kawagiwa (THE TELL)
Axel Ortiz (G.E.E.K.)
…and more to be announced!

Hungry? We’ve got FOOD TRUCKS!

Thirsty? Our friends at JARRITOS have provided HUNDREDS of bottles of FREE, delicious soda!

Lonely? Both WONDER WOMAN and SPIDER-MAN will be here to take PHOTOS with you!

We’ll have big discounts on everything in the store (TBA) and 20% of all purchases on Free Comic Book Day will be going to the Bill Mantlo Support Fund. Mr. Mantlo is the creator of ROCKET RACCOON along with lots of other great characters from the bronze age and has been under care for over 20 years after being struck by a car while riding his bike. You can read more about Bill here.

This is going to be a FREE COMIC BOOK DAY like none other! Sorry for all the links, but they’re portals to all the goodness that we have in store for you, right here on May 3rd!

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The Comic Bug
1807 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 372-6704

CA – Guns A’Blazing Signing

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Writer Mike Wellman, artist Rafael Navarro and editor/designer Richard Starkings will be on hand to sign copies of the LIMITED GUNPOWDER EDITION of Guns A’Blazin’! #1 at The Comic Bug on Wednesday August 21st at 5:00 pm!

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The Comic Bug
1807 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

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