TX – Men of Action Day

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Writer Fred Van Lente, Robert Atkins (Variant Cover artist), Mark Roslan (Aspen Writer), Peter Steigerwald (Aspen Artist),and more sign at Heroes & Fantasies on Saturday, June 29, 2013!

Press Release:

Drop by your Heroes & Fantasies at 410 and Evers on Saturday, June 29 from noon to 5 p.m. and join us in celebrating Men of Action Day!

Tons of fun and activities for the entire family!

Comic Creators!
Door Prizes!
Exclusives
Raffles!
Cosplayers!
Bounce House for the kids!
Comic Art Auction!
Green Screen Photo Op!

Creators include:
Mark Roslan (Aspen Writer), Peter Steigerwald (Aspen Artist),
Fred Van Lente (IDW Writer), Robert Atkins (IDW Artist),
Local Artists: Deirdre Noonan, Ben Bender, Charles Joy

Heroes & Fantasies
4923 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78229
Phone: (210) 340-0074

 

DE – GI Joe Launch Party

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Fred Van Lente and Larry Hama kick off the new GI JOE Series on Saturday, February 16th at The Comic Book Shop with special guest Mark Bellomo! RSVP on Facebook!
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The Real American Heroes are beginning a new era with a new ongoing series from IDW Publishing and we couldn’t be more excited!

Writer FRED VAN LENTE (Comic Book History of Comics) will be at our shop to showcase his new direction for the team, whose secret identities have been exposed!

Joining him will be GI JOE LEGEND and writer of the original comic book series LARRY HAMA who is once again writing GI JOE: REAL AMERICAN HERO!

Toy and Pop Culture authority MARK BELLOMO has made special arrangements to attend so he can speak geek with us! He’s written THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO GI JOE: 1982-1994, ART OF TRANSFORMERS: FALL OF CYBERTRON, and TOTALLY TUBULAR 80′S TOYS.

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RALLY THE TROOPS FOR A DAY OF GI JOE!

**SALE on ALL GI JOE Comics and Action Figures!**

**GI Joe Costume Contest!**

**Raffles for GI Joe Comics and Toys!**

*****All proceeds from the raffles PLUS a portion of the day’s sales will be donated to soldiers in need! *****

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You may know FRED VAN LENTE’s work from Valiant’s relaunch of ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, last year’s ALPHA FLIGHT series, CHAOS WAR, HULK: SEASON ONE, INCREDIBLE HERCULES, several volumes of MARVEL ZOMBIES, and indie favorite ACTION PHILOSOPHERS!

Now he’s bringing our favorite elite fighting force into modern situations – and on US soil – including new characters which reflect updated tech and current environments that our real life soldiers face every day.

The flagship series will be drawn dark and moody by Van Lente’s long-time collaborator STEVE KURTH (Iron Man: Legacy.)

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

Valiant Heads to NYCC 2012 with Signings, Exclusives, and More

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Press Release:
VALIANT Heads Into NEW YORK COMIC-CON 2012 With Signings, Exclusives, and More!
Get ready because the entire Valiant Universe is heading to New York Comic-Con (NYCC), the East Coast’s biggest and most exciting pop culture event! Join Valiant’s creators and staff from Thursday, October 11th through Sunday, October 14th for a weekend packed with exclusive merch, signings, and news direct from the heart of the Big Apple.
Kick off the show with a bang and join Valiant on Friday, October 12th at 2:45 pm at “The Future of Valiant” panel to hear all of the exclusive news and announcements behind the next great happenings in the Valiant Universe! Featuring Joshua Dysart (Harbinger), Justin Jordan (Shadowman), Duane Swierczynski (Bloodshot), Fred Van Lente (Archer & Armstrong), Executive Editor Warren Simons and Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani, this is the one-and-only place to discover what 2013 holds for Valiant’s greatest heroes.
All weekend long, stop by the Valiant booth (#1220) to catch up with the creators and characters behind the Valiant Universe with non-stop signings and con-exclusive offerings, including blank cover double-sided flipbooks, Valiant t-shirts, and “The Summer of Valiant” Collected Edition  – a limited edition, square-bound collection of Valiant’s first four #1 issues. And check out Valiant’s hottest new releases with a FREE Valiant Preview Edition, starring X-O Manowar and Shadowman!
Be sure to swing by any of Midtown Comics’ three Manhattan locations to pick up a FREE copy of Bloodshot #1 with purchase of any NYCC ticket (while supplies last). Tickets are going quickly, but Midtown still has four-day passes available at all locations! VisitMidtownComics.comNewYorkComicCon.com and ValiantUniverse.com for more information.
We’ll see you at NYCC!

NYC – Valiant Comics in the Club

Writer Fred Van Lente (Archer & Armstrong) and Warren Simons (Executive Editor, Valiant Comics) plus Musical Guest Pearl and the Beard appear on the Comic Book Club podcast with hosts Pete LePage, Justin Tyler, and Alex Zalben on Tuesday September 11, 2012 at 7:00pm! Admission is free!

Fontana’s
105 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002

Valiant Hits Baltimore Comic-Con 2012 with Panel and Exclusives

Press Release:

Valiant is proud to announce that it will make its first appearance at the Baltimore Comic-Con on September 8th and 9th, 2012! All weekend long, Valiant creators and staff will be boothside for a jam-packed slate of convention-only giveaways, signings, portfolio reviews, and panel appearances.

“Valiant’s return has been taking the industry by storm this year, and we couldn’t be more proud to have the company and its incredibly talented cast of creators on board for the Baltimore Comic-Con,” said show founder Marc Nathan. “Every attendee should stop by to find out for themselves why Valiant is the publisher that is winning over fans in 2012.”

Stop by the Valiant booth to pick convention exclusive items including Bloodshot #1/Archer & Armstrong #1 double-sided sketch covers and brand new Valiant t-shirts! Plus, no fan will want to miss the FREE “Future of Valiant” Preview Edition, featuring a slew of looks ahead at Valiant’s upcoming fall and winter releases!

Then, on Saturday from 2 to 3 pm, get the inside track on the next staggering events that will rock the Valiant Universe at “The Future of Valiant” panel with Robert Venditti and Cary Nord (X-O Manowar), Fred Van Lente (Archer & Armstrong), Justin Jordan (Shadowman), Executive Editor Warren Simons and Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani.

Valiant will also be rewarding fans throughout the weekend with its ultra-limited Gold Logo Edition comics. Show your support for the Valiant Universe by dressing up as your favorite Valiant character, or displaying your fandom in a new and unique way, and you might just have a shot at winning a rare X-O Manowar #1 Gold Logo Edition!

There’s never been a better time or place to be a Valiant fan! We’ll see you in Baltimore!

In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our websiteTwitter, and Facebook pages.

This year’s Baltimore Comic-Con will be held September 8-9, 2012. Convention hours are Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM and Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM. The ceremony and banquet for the Harvey Awards will be held Saturday night, September 8th.

NYC – Comic Book History of Comics Book Club

Creators Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey appear at Midtown Comics Downtown on Friday, June 29, 2012 from 6:30pm until 7:30pm. Be there to discuss the book with the book club! If that’s not enough to entice, free coffee and donuts will be served!

Don’t have the book yet? Save 25% off cover price at any of our three stores (in-store only). Just mention the Midtown Comics Book Club at the cash register!

The Book Club will meet on Friday June 29th at 6:30PM at Midtown Comics Downtown.

SEATS ARE VERY LIMITED!

See you there!

Comic Book History of Comics
Writer:Fred Van Lente
Artist: Ryan Dunlavey

For the first time ever, the inspiring, infuriating, and utterly insane story of comics, graphic novels, and manga is presented in comic book form! The award-winning Action Philosophers team of Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey turn their irreverent-but-accurate eye to the stories of Jack Kirby, R. Crumb, Harvey Kurtzman, Alan Moore, Stan Lee, Will Eisner, Fredric Wertham, Roy Lichtenstein, Art Spiegelman, Herge, Osamu Tezuka – and more! Collects Comic Book Comics #1-6.

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Midtown Comics
64 Fulton Street, New York, NY 10038

Marvel Signing, Panel, and Booth Schedules for NYCC 2011 Announced

Via Marvel.com, we get our first look at Marvel’s signing schedule for New York Comic Con 2011, including signings by Stan Lee and Joe Quesada as well as Chris Evans (Captain America), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), and more from The Avengers.

Marvel NYCC 2011 Signing Schedule

In addition, Marvel has made their Panel and Booth Schedule available:

Marvel NYCC 2011 Booth and Panel Schedule

 

Hero Initiative Booth Schedule for NYCC 2011

Hero Initiative announces its signing schedule for New York Comic Con with appearances by Tim Sale, Walt Simonson, Steve Dillon, Tom Raney, and many more!

A quick note for you autograph collectors out there—and we know you’re out there! Convention appearances by Ralph Reese, Chris Ivy or Robert Washington are exceedingly rare! So this is an outstanding opportunity to crack out those old back issues and get them signed.

And over at The Artist’s Choice in Artist Alley at the con, a whole DIFFERENT bountiful bevy of creators will sign autographs for Hero. Please check them out as well.

And we also STRONGLY encourage you to hit Hero’s panel on Friday morning. Full details below!

Friday, Oct. 14
11 AM-12 noon
Room 1A02

HERO INITIATIVE: WE CHANGE LIVES

Find out all about the Hero Initiative, the only federally chartered charity dedicated to helping comic creators in medical or financial need. Hero has paid back rent when creators are literally 24 hours from eviction, paid to keep the heat on in the winter, and covered the cost of crucial medication and treatment that frequently meant the difference between life and death.

Hero Initiative President Jim McLauchlin is joined by Hero beneficiaries Ralph Reese (House of Secrets), Chris Ivy (Moon Knight), and Robert Washington (Static), who will tell their own personal stories about how Hero has changed THEIR lives…for the better.

NYC – Spider-Island Signing

 

Meet Dan Slott (She-Hulk, Mighty Avengers), Fred Van Lente (Incredible Hercules, Alpha Flight), and Joe Caramanga (Iron Man & the Armor Wars, Nation X) as they celebrate the release of Amazing Spider-Man #666 (Prelude to Spider-Island) at Midtown Comics Downtown on Wednesday, July 27th from 6:00pm – 7:00pm!

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Midtown Comics Downtown
64 Fulton Street, New York, NY

CA – Alpha Flight Signing

Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente sign at Golden Apple Comics on Wednesday June 15th from 6-8pm.

**JUST ADDED**: Alexander Irvine and Christos Gage!!

Golden Apple Comics
7018 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038

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