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MegaCon 2014 makes their first guest announcements, Geoff Johns hints at SDCC media announcements for DC, and Free Comic Book Day reports come in. All that and more in this week’s Scene on the Web!
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Terry Dodson, Erika Moen, Michael Avon Oeming, and more sign at TFAW on Saturday May 4, 2013 for Free Comic Book Day!
Saturday, May 4 is Free Comic Book Day, and we’re throwing a fantastic celebration the entire family can enjoy. Choose up to 10 free comics while supplies last, save up to 60% on thousands of items, and shop $5 doorbusters.
Portland FCBD Schedule:
9:00 am: Doors open!
11:30-1:30 pm Signings:
* Terry Dodson – Uncanny X-Men, Captain Marvel
* Erika Moen – Bucko, DAR
* Jeremy Barlow – Mass Effect, R.I.P.D.
2:00-4:00 pm Signings:
* Joshua Williamson and Vicente Navarrete – Captain Midnight, Sketch Monsters
* Michael Avon Oeming – Victories, Powers, Thor
Special Guests: Free demos by Espionage Cosmetics from 12-3; the Pirates of PDX YAR from 10-2.
Things From Another World
2916 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232
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Neil Vokes, Dan Parent, Thom Zahler, Jamar Nicholas, and many more sign at Captain Blue Hen Comics on Saturday May 4, 2013 for Free Comic Book Day!
Neil Vokes Winner of the “Iron Man” Award for appearing all day at all of our Free Comic Book Day celebrations
Neil King of Smarty Pants Comics
Buz and Ken of Living Corpse
Ben Harvey comics artist
Kevin Bolk and Sarah Martinez Interrobang webcomics
FUBAR: Jeff McComsey and others
Dan Parent Archie Comics
Scott Roberts Patty Cake and Spongebob Squarepants Comics
Zenescope Entertainment Ralph Tedesco, Joe Brusha, Anthony Spay
Jamar Nicholas Fist Stick Knife Gun
AJ Janavel web strip Must Be This Tall
Thom Zahler Love and Capes and My Little Pony Micro-Series #1: Twilight Sparkle
BATMOBILE from 1966 TV show
Members of the 501st Legion
Captain Blue Hen Comics
280 E. Main Street, Newark, DE 19711
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Writer Brian Mulcahy signs at New England Comics in Malden on Saturday May 4, 2013 for Free Comic Book Day!
New England Comics
95 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148
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Brandon Routh signs at Krypton Comics on Saturday May 4, 2013 for Free Comic Book Day! Autographs are $40 each (your item or his photos). A picture with Mr. Routh is only $10.
In 2005 Brandon Routh soared into the media limelight when he was cast as “the Man of Steel” in director Bryan Singer’s highly anticipated revival of the original superhero film franchise “Superman Returns.”
Born in Des Moines, Iowa and raised in nearby Norwalk (about 100 miles south of Woolstock, the hometown of TV’s original “Superman,” George Reeves), the strapping 6’3″ Routh was a high school athlete who swam and played soccer, as well as starring in several theatrical productions. He attended the University of Iowa for a year before heading to Hollywood in search of his big break.
Routh got his first major role in 1999 on the television sitcom “Odd Man Out.” This was followed by a four-episode stint on the nighttime soap “Undressed” and an appearance on “Gilmore Girls” in 2000. The actor earned steady work on the daytime drama “One Life to Live,” originating the role of Seth Anderson from 2001-2002. His subsequent primetime credits include guest stints on “Cold Case,” NBC’s “Will & Grace” and “Oliver Beene.” Routh recently appeared in an episode of NBC’s horror anthology series FEAR ITSELF.
Brandon was seen in “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World,” a Universal film opposite Michael Cera and directed by Edgar Wright. The comedy is about Scott Pligrim who must defeat his new girlfriend’s seven evil ex’s in order to win her heart. This past TV season, Routh guest stared on NBC’s “Chuck” as “Shaw”, a mysterious new spy who takes control as the new leader of Operation Bartwoski, becoming a mentor to Chuck and a rival in his affections for Sarah. Routh can also be seen in “Dead of Night,” a film about the beloved Italian comic book hero, Dylan Dog. He graced the big screen in Kevin Smith’s film, “Zack and Miri Make a Porno” with Seth Rogen and Justin Long, as well as “Life is Hot in Cracktown,” based on the novel by Buddy Giovinazzo, where he stars opposite Lara Flynn Boyle and Kerry Washington, and the romantic comedy “Table for Three.” He is in the post-production stage on “Unthinkable,” a psychological thriller also starring Samuel L. Jackson, as well as the dark comedy “Miss Nobody,” where he stars opposite Leslie Bibb and Missi Pyle, about a secretary who discovers she has a talent for murder as she ascends the corporate ladder. Brandon can now be seen in the indie feature “Fling,” which recently premiered on Showtime, about a couple in an open relationship who are stretched to the breaking point when each partner finds themselves falling in love with other people. Mr. Routh most recently appeared in the sitcom “Partners” about two lifelong friends, who are both architects, and form a business partnership.
2819 South 125th Avenue #261, Omaha, NE 68144-3873
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Adam Hughes, Brian Stelfreeze, Tony Harris, Jason Latour, Cully Hamner, Francesco Francavilla, and many more sign at Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find on Saturday May 4, 2013 for Free Comic Book Day!
Free Comic Book Day 2013 @ Heroes is going to be our biggest and best yet! Come out on May 4th to meet more great comic creators than we have ever had at this fun annual event! Also, it says it right there in the name but in case you missed it, there will be lots of FREE COMICS to choose from too! Check out our awesome guest list and save the date!
- CHRIS BRUNNER – Artist: Loose Ends, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, The Ride
- IAN FLYNN – Writer: Sonic the Hedgehog, Mega Man
- FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA – Writer/Artist: Black Beetle Artist: Captain America & Black Widow, Detective Comics
- SANFORD GREENE – Artist: Rotten Apple, Deadpool, Wonder Girl, Method Man GN
- CULLY HAMNER – Artist: Red, The Question, Detective Comics, Black Lightning
- JOHN HAIRSTON JR. – Painter
- DUSTIN HARBIN – Writer/Artist: DIARY COMICS, Nutted!, DHARBIN!
- TONY HARRIS – Artist: JSA: Whistling Skull, Ex Machina, Starman, War Heroes
- ADAM HUGHES – Artist: Before Watchmen: Doctor Manhattan, Fairest, Wonder Woman, Catwoman
- JUSTIN JORDAN – Writer: Legend of Luther Strode, Superboy, Deathstroke, Green Lantern: New Guardians
- JASON LATOUR – Writer: Winter Soldier, Loose Ends,Wolverine: Japan’s Most Wanted Artist: B.P.R.D., Django Unchained
- JACKIE LEWIS – Artist: Play Ball
- TRADD MOORE – Artist: Legend of Luther Strode, Legends of the Dark Knight
- ERAKLIS PETMEZAS – Writer/Artist: Last Cigarette
- JAY POTTS – Writer/Artist: World of Hurt
- RIDDLE – Cosplayer
- BUDD ROOT – Writer/Artist: Cavewoman
- ANDY SMITH – Artist: The First, Weapon X, Green Lantern, WWE Heroes, Flex and Tone
- BRIAN STELFREEZE – Artist: Domino, Matador, Batman: Shadow of the Bat
NOTE that free sketches are at the discretion of the artists, and are not guaranteed. So, mark that date on your calendar folks! Get here early on Saturday, May 4th at Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find will be a great time and you won’t want to miss it!
Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find
1957 E. 7th Street, Charlotte, NC 28204
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Mark Brooks, Ron Garney, Sergio Cariello, Mark Texeira, Billy Tucci, Chuck Dixon, Morry Hollowell, Wil Quintana, Tony Kordos, Dani Raschel Jimenez, Dave Myers, and more appear at Yancy Street Comics on Saturday May 4, 2013 for Free Comic Book Day!
Yancy Street Comics
9409 US 19 (inside Gulfview Square Mall), Port Richey, FL 34668
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Peter Mayhew, the actor behind Chewbacca in the Star Wars films, is the first featured guest for this years’ Free Comic Book Day at Zeus Comics on Saturday May 4, 2013 from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm! Signatures and signed 8x10s are $30 each. Photos with guests are $10 each.
Writer/Artist Phil Jimenez – Amazing Spider-Man, Fairest, Infinite Crisis, Invisibles, JLA/Teen Titans, New X-Men, Wonder Woman
Artist Stephen Sadowski – Avengers, Avengers/Invaders, Fairest, JSA, Warlord of Mars. Stephen Sadowski is taking advance commissions $75.00 for inked and marker shaded 9×12 single character. These are limited. Details and sign-up at Zeus.
Web cartoonist RK Milholland – Something Positive
Artist Robert Wilson – Knuckleheads
Artist Chad Thomas – Mega Man
Artist Benjamin Hall – Dead at 17: Protectorate, Simon Squareskull
Additional appearances by costumed characters like Captain Rex!
Guests will have merchandise, art and more on sale. Signatures, sketches vary by guest.
Geeksout and Zeus Comics are hosting one of our award-winning LGBT mixers in honor of Phil Jimenez and Stephen Sadowski. Details soon. Friday May 3rd 6-9pm at the Dallas Eagle
1334 Inwood Road, Dallas, TX 75247
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David Marquez: ALL-NEW X-MEN, ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN, FANTASTIC FOUR: SEASON ONE
Cody Schibi: DRAWING A BLANK: THE ART OF COBY SCHIBI, WHEN THE EVIL CAME, BULLMOOSE
Lance Schibi: BULLMOOSE
5901 McPherson Road, Suite #2B, Laredo, TX 78041
Howard Cruse, creator of the Censored Howard Cruse FCBD book, signs at Modern Myths from 2PM to 5PM on Saturday May 5, 2012 for Free Comic Book Day!
About the comic:
In conjunction with the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, BOOM! Town presents “The Censored Howard Cruse”! Get a special sneak-peek at this summer’s upcoming “The Other Sides of Howard Cruse” graphic novel. He’s known for his gay comix, but that’s not all that’s been on his mind! From his Underground days up through present day, Howard wrote on a slew of topics, including freedom of speech, civil rights, drugs, and interesting uses for toothpaste. Get a taste of his impressive catalog of works, just with a few tastefully-placed black boxes. You’ll have to get the OGN for the uncensored version!
34 Bridge Street #4, Northampton, MA 01060