NYC – Justice League Signing


Jim Lee
and Geoff Johns return to Midtown Comics! Jim and Geoff sign the new Justice League Vol. 1 hardcover at Midtown Comics Downtown on Friday May 11th for the first 200 fans in line starting at 6:00pm.

Purchase of Justice League Vol. 1 HC from Midtown Comics is required to attend the signing.

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As a part of the monumental DC Comics—The New 52 event, comics superstars Geoff Johns and Jim Lee bring you an all-new origin story for the Justice League!

In a world where inexperienced superheroes operate under a cloud of suspicion from the public, loner vigilante Batman has stumbled upon a dark evil that threatens to destroy the earth as we know it. Now, faced with a threat far beyond anything he can handle on his own, the Dark Knight must trust an alien, a scarlet speedster, an accidental teenage hero, a space cop, an Amazon Princess and an undersea monarch. Will this combination of Superman, The Flash, Cyborg, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman and Aquaman be able to put aside their differences and come together to save the world? Or will they destroy each other first?

In one of the most game-changing titles in comic industry history, Geoff Johns and Jim Lee re-imagine the classic heroes of the DC Universe for the 21st century. This volume collects issues #1-6 of Justice League, part of the DC Comics—The New 52 event.

JIM LEE: Jim Lee is a renowned comic book artist and the Co-Publisher of DC Entertainment. Prior to his current post, Lee served as Editorial Director, where he oversaw WildStorm Studios and was also the artist for many of DC Comics’ bestselling comic books and graphic novels, including ALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER, BATMAN: HUSH, and SUPERMAN: FOR TOMORROW. He also serves as the Executive Creative Director for the DC Universe Online (DCUO) massively multiplayer action game from Sony Online Entertainment (SOE). As part of DC Comics-The New 52, Lee is drawing JUSTICE LEAGUE.

GEOFF JOHNS: Geoff Johns is one of the most prolific and popular of contemporary comic book writers, and the Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment. He’s written highly acclaimed stories starring Superman, Green Lantern, the Flash and more, and is currently the writer of FLASHPOINT and GREEN LANTERN. After leaving Detroit to work for director Richard Donner in Los Angeles, Johns began writing for DC Comics in the late 90s, and has since written defining runs on THE FLASH and, most recently, GREEN LANTERN. As part of DC Comics-The New 52, Johns will be writing JUSTICE LEAGUE, GREEN LANTERN and the new AQUAMAN series.

Midtown Comics
64 Fulton Street, New York, NY 10038

DC Comics Panel Schedule for NYCC 2011

DC Comics anounces its panel schedule for New York Comic Con 2011 at the Jacob K. Javits Center!

Friday, October 14

DC: Talent Search
10:30-11:30am
Join DCE’s Editorial Art Director, Mark Chiarello, for an informative orientation session that will explain how DCE’s Talent Search works and discuss the different needs of the DC Comics, Vertigo, and MAD Magazine brands. If you want to learn what DCE looks for in artists and how to improve your chances of becoming a working professional, then this is the panel for you! In order to have your work reviewed, attendance at this orientation session is mandatory. (Please note: Not all attendees are guaranteed a one-on-one review.) Room 1B01

DC ALL ACCESS: Batman
1:15pm-2:15pm
Find out everything you need to know about the Dark Knight Detective and his cohorts in the new DC universe—from Batwoman to Batgirl to Robin, the Boy Wonder! Explore the streets of Gotham City with all-star creators such as Lee Bermejo (Batman: Noel), Chris Burnham (Batman Inc.), Tony Daniel (Detective Comics), Greg Capullo (Batman), David Finch (Batman: The Dark Knight), Kyle Higgins (Nightwing), Amy Reeder (Batwoman), Scott Snyder (Batman), and Peter J. Tomasi (Batman and Robin)! Room 1A10

Vertigo Visions
3:45pm-4:45pm
Join the writers and artists behind the acclaimed and award-winning brand for a panel about the weird, the wild and the always unexpected with all-star talent including Jason Aaron (Scalped), Brian Azzarello (Spaceman, 100 Bullets), Rebecca Guay (A Flight of Angels), Phil Jimenez (Fairest), Jeff Lemire (Sweet Tooth), Chris Roberson (iZOMBIE), Douglas Rushkoff (A.D.D.), Marzena Sowa (Marzi), Sylvain Savoia (Marzi) and Scott Snyder (American Vampire)! And introducing some new Vertigo blood! Room 1A22

DC ALL ACCESS: Green Lantern
5:00pm-6:00pm
In Brightest Day, in Blackest Night, the minds behind the Green Lantern franchise take flight—onto the stage to shed some light on the Emerald Warriors! Join the Corps with DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer and Green Lantern writer Geoff Johns, along with Tony Bedard (Green Lantern: New Guardians), Doug Mahnke (Green Lantern), Ivan Reis (Blackest Night), writer Peter Tomasi (Green Lantern Corps) and more! Room 1A10

Saturday, October 15

DC: Talent Search
10:15-10:45am
Join DCE’s Editorial Art Director, Mark Chiarello, for an informative orientation session that will explain how DCE’s Talent Search works and discuss the different needs of the DC Comics, Vertigo and MAD Magazine brands. If you want to learn what DCE looks for in artists and how to improve your chances of becoming a working professional, then this is the panel for you! In order to have your work reviewed, attendance at this orientation session is mandatory. (Please note: Not all attendees are guaranteed a one-on-one review.) Room 1A15

VERTIGO: Scary S**T!
10:45am-11:45am
Join Vertigo’s monthly writers as they discuss vampires, zombies, the apocalypse and more, with top creators including Brian Azzarello (Spaceman), Jeff Lemire (Sweet Tooth), Chris Roberson (iZOMBIE) and Scott Snyder (American Vampire)! And introducing some new Vertigo blood! Room 1A22

DC ALL ACCESS: Justice League
12:00pm-1:00pm
Before they were the World’s Greatest Superheroes, they were considered the world’s most feared vigilantes. Join some of the creators of the new DC universe in a panel discussion headlined by the creative team behind the flagship title of DC COMICS – THE NEW 52 — DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns and DC Comics Co-Publisher Jim Lee. Including all-star creators such as Brian Azzarello (Wonder Woman), Brian Buccellato (The Flash), Cliff Chiang (Wonder Woman), Yildiray Cinar (The Fury of Firestorm), Tony Daniel (Detective Comics, The Savage Hawkman), Francis Manapul (The Flash), Joe Prado (Aquaman), Ivan Reis (Aquaman), Philip Tan (The Savage Hawkman), and Eric Wallace (Mr. Terrific). Room 1A10

DC ALL ACCESS: Superman
1:15pm-2:15pm
With the launch of DC COMICS – THE NEW 52, a new era for Superman begins! Find out what’s in the works for the Man of Tomorrow as we look at his upcoming exploits in ACTION COMICS, SUPERMAN and more! Don’t miss this panel featuring Mahmud Asrar (Supergirl), Shane Davis (Superman: Earth One) and others! Room 1A10

DC ALL ACCESS: The Edge/ The Dark
2:30pm-3:30pm
The DC universe is home to all kinds of heroes – including some who barely fit that name! Hear what’s coming up in the pages of titles like JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK, SWAMP THING, O.M.A.C., ALL-STAR WESTERN and more, with top talent including Ivan Brandon (Men of War), Paul Cornell (Stormwatch, Demon Knights), Josh Fialkov (I, Vampire), Keith Giffen (O.M.A.C.), Adam Glass (Suicide Squad), Viktor Kalvachev (Men of War), Andy Lanning (Resurrection Man), Jeff Lemire (Animal Man, Frankenstein Agent of S.H.A.D.E.), Justin Norman (All-Star Western), Jimmy Palmiotti (All-Star Western), and Scott Snyder (Swamp Thing)! Room 1A22

Sunday, October 16

MAD
12:15pm – 1:15pm
MAD is more than just the best-selling humor magazine in the nation – it’s also the inspiration for the hit animated series on Cartoon Network, now in its second season! Find out what’s happening with the Usual Gang of Idiots in this panel featuring MAD Magazine editor John Ficarra, art director Sam Viviano and TV producer Kevin Schinick! Room 1A24

DC ALL ACCESS: Meet the Publishers
2:45pm-3:45pm
As Co-Publishers of DC Entertainment, Jim Lee and Dan DiDio are the driving forces behind DC COMICS – THE NEW 52, DC’s digital initiative, and much more, as well as being the artist of JUSTICE LEAGUE and writer of O.M.A.C.! This up-close-and-personal panel gives you a chance to step up and ask questions! Room 1A06

DC ALL ACCESS: Young Justice
3:45pm-4:45pm
They may be young – but they’re still heroes! Find out what’s happening for THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES, TEEN TITANS and more as DC COMICS – THE NEW 52 unfolds in this panel featuring Franco Aureliani (Tiny Titans), Art Baltazar (Tiny Titans), Tony Bedard (Blue Beetle), Sterling Gates (Hawk and Dove), Jonathan Glapion (Static Shock), Paul Levitz (Legion of Super-Heroes), and Francis Portela (Legion of Super-Heroes)! Room 1A22

 

NYC – Justice League Signing

Jim Lee and Geoff Johns sign on Tuesday, August 30th at Midtown Comics in Times Square!

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Press Release:

Join us as we celebrate the release of JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 and FLASHPOINT #5 with Geoff Johns and Jim Lee at Midtown Comics Times Square for a Midnight Madness release extravaganza!Purchase of JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 and FLASHPOINT #5 are required to attend the signing.Customers may have up to two items signed per creator, if time allows.

Writer & Artist Super-team Headline Midnight Madness Festivities at Midtown Comics in NY Times Square August 30th

Come August 30th, the streets of New York may be getting some extra super heroes, as hundreds of costumed fans are expected in-line outside of New York’s Midtown Comics (200 West 40th street) in anticipation of DC Comics midnight launch of its new No. 1 titles.

The midnight event will give fans an exclusive opportunity to purchase “Justice League” No. 1, the new historic title from DC Comics, starring Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and others. Fans who wait in-line will also have the opportunity to meet the comic book icons behind the title, Jim Lee and Geoff Johns, as well as purchase the conclusion to this summer’s blockbuster series, “Flashpoint” No. 5. The Midnight Madness event and historic launch are all in support of DC Entertainment’s goal of giving casual and long-time fans an opportunity to enjoy comics in an easy, accessible way.

“For us, it’s always been about the fans and we wanted to channel all of the excitement they’ve shown by giving back with a big event,” said Dan DiDio, co-publisher, DC Entertainment. “We’re really excited about the New 52 and we think all fans—old and new—will love the new journey we’re about to embark on.”

Since announced in June, the comic book industry has been buzzing about DC Comics-The New 52. In case you haven’t heard, DC Entertainment, the publisher of the world’s most iconic and recognizable super heroes, is renumbering the entire DC Comics line of comic books and releasing 52 new first issues this fall, including ACTION COMICS, DETECTIVE COMICS and BATWOMAN (to name only a few).

JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 will officially kick off DC Comics-The New 52. JUSTICE LEAGUE will be set at the dawn of the age of super heroes. The first storyline explores the team’s origins as they ultimately become the world’s greatest super heroes, featuring such iconic characters as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg.

FLASHPOINT #5 is the final issue in Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert’s bestselling series that has kept everyone talking this summer and the months leading up to it. In addition to the story’s shattering conclusion, the issue provides an exciting bridge from the current events of FLASHPOINT to the upcoming events of DC Comics-The New 52, ushering in a historic new era for the comic book industry.

This will be an event like no other, with festivities going on inside and outside the store all evening, leading up to midnight! After all, what better way to commence DC Comics-The New 52 than with a party?

Watch this space and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more info. Midtown Comics is located at 200 W. 40th Street (on the corner of 7th Avenue) in Manhattan, New York. For updates about the event, please visit Midtown Comics’ official website, www.midtowncomics.com, Facebook and Twitter pages.

For more information about how to subscribe to DC Comics, visit our digital store or locate a comic book shop near you, please visit www.read.dccomics.com.

GEOFF JOHNS: Geoff Johns is one of the most prolific and popular of contemporary comic book writers, and the Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment. He’s written highly acclaimed stories starring Superman, Green Lantern, the Flash and more, and is currently the writer of FLASHPOINT and GREEN LANTERN. After leaving Detroit to work for director Richard Donner in Los Angeles, Johns began writing for DC Comics in the late 90s, and has since written defining runs on THE FLASH and, most recently, GREEN LANTERN. As part of DC Comics-The New 52, Johns will be writing JUSTICE LEAGUE, GREEN LANTERN and the new AQUAMAN series.

JIM LEE: Jim Lee is a renowned comic book artist and the Co-Publisher of DC Entertainment. Prior to his current post, Lee served as Editorial Director, where he oversaw WildStorm Studios and was also the artist for many of DC Comics’ bestselling comic books and graphic novels, including ALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER, BATMAN: HUSH, and SUPERMAN: FOR TOMORROW. He also serves as the Executive Creative Director for the DC Universe Online (DCUO) massively multiplayer action game from Sony Online Entertainment (SOE). As part of DC Comics-The New 52, Lee is drawing JUSTICE LEAGUE.

Geoff Johns and Jim Lee Named Guests of Honor at NYCC 2011

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GEOFF JOHNS AND JIM LEE TO BE GUESTS OF HONOR AT NEW YORK COMIC CON

Creative Team for JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 To Appear in Panels and at DC Booth

Norwalk, CT, August 5, 2011: Geoff Johns, Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment, and Jim Lee, Co-Publisher of DC Entertainment, will head the list of top talent who will be attending New York Comic Con (NYCC) on behalf of renowned comic book publisher DC Entertainment.  Mr. Johns and Mr. Lee will both be Guests of Honor at the annual pop culture extravaganza, where they will be joined by other leading DC guests who will be announced in the near future.  Johns and Lee, the extraordinary creative team of JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 (August 31, 2011), will participate in panels and will be on hand at the DC Entertainment booth along with other members of their creative team.  JUSTICE LEAGUE #2 is scheduled to go on sale October 19, 2011, just three days after New York Comic Con concludes. Meanwhile, the official poster for the 2011 New York Comic Con has been released and shows the new incarnation of DC’s JUSTICE LEAGUE as rendered by superstar artists Ivan Reis, Joe Prado and Rod Reis, who will also be in attendance at the show.  The posters are not for sale but signed copies of the poster are included in the NYCC VIP packages this year.

Once again, DC Entertainment will occupy a 3000 square foot booth on the NYCC show floor where fans will have an opportunity to mix and mingle with creators and staff and where “behind-the-scenes” information about DC Entertainment will be revealed over the course of the weekend.  The centrally located booth will feature talent signings, free giveaways and early peeks at the newest action figures, statues, busts and other amazing collectibles on display from DC Direct.

“It is always a privilege and an honor to welcome DC back to our show,” notes Lance Fensterman, Group Vice President for ReedPOP and Show Manager for NYCC.  “DC has been a loyal supporter of our event from the very beginning and star creators and industry leaders like Geoff Johns and Jim Lee add enormous luster to our show.   The fans who attend New York Comic Con are especially eager to see new content and product from major publishers and entertainment companies like DC and we look forward to providing a quality atmosphere where both business and entertainment co-exist and thrive side by side.”

GEOFF JOHNS:  Geoff Johns is one of the most prolific and popular of contemporary comic book writers, and the Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment.  He’s written highly acclaimed stories starring Superman, Green Lantern, the Flash and more, and is currently the writer of FLASHPOINT and GREEN LANTERN.  After leaving Detroit to work for director Richard Donner inLos Angeles, Johns began writing for DC Comics in the late 90s, and has since written defining runs on THE FLASH and, most recently, GREEN LANTERN.  As part of DC Comics-The New 52, Johns will be writing JUSTICE LEAGUE, GREEN LANTERN and the new AQUAMAN series.

JIM LEE:   Jim Lee is a renowned comic book artist and the Co-Publisher of DC Entertainment. Prior to his current post, Lee served as Editorial Director, where he oversaw WildStorm Studios and was also the artist for many of DC Comics’ bestselling comic books and graphic novels, including ALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER, BATMAN: HUSH, and SUPERMAN: FOR TOMORROW. He also serves as the Executive Creative Director for the DC Universe Online (DCUO) massively multiplayer action game from Sony Online Entertainment (SOE). As part of DC Comics-The New 52, Lee is drawing JUSTICE LEAGUE.

For bios, headshots and additional information about these and other guests at New York Comic Con, please visit the website at www.NewYorkComicCon.com.  Tickets for NYCC are also on sale via the website.  Limited 4-Day tickets are available.  For up to the minute information about the show, please follow @ny_comic_con on Twitter as well as read about NYCC and all ReedPOP shows and activity on the official blog, www.MediumAtLarge.net.

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 and Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) East & West, Star WarsCelebration V, New York Anime Festival (NYAF), and UFC Fan Expo.  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, Asia and Europe.

ABOUT DC ENTERTAINMENT: DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) andMAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner.  DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games.  Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world, https://read.dccomics.com/.

CA – Hero Complex Film Festival

Warren Beatty, Richard Donner, Jon Favreau, Jim Lee, Geoff Johns, Damon Lindelof and more appear at the Hero Complex Film Festival running June 9 – 12, 2011.

Press Release:

The Los Angeles Times welcomes you to the second annual Hero Complex Film Festival, hosted by Geoff Boucher.

Each event features legendary films in a rare full-length theatrical showing, plus a live discussion with the key creative talent for each film.

Special Sunday June 12 matinee showing of The Incredibles is free via non-guaranteed RSVP. Admission will be first-come, first served. Admission will be guaranteed to this event for Festival Pass holders.

Individual day ticket prices vary, based on number of films shown.  Tickets available at the link.

Festival Pass holders will enjoy admission to all events within the Hero Complex Film Festival (including any additions to the current schedule) plus will receive a free copy of the official Festival poster featuring original artwork by Mike Mignola. 

THURSDAY, JUNE 9 – 7 PM

The Chinese 6 Theatre
6801 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

DICK TRACY, FOLLOWED BY DISCUSSION WITH DIRECTOR, PRODUCER AND STAR, WARREN BEATTY

$29.75

FRIDAY, JUNE 10 – 6 PM

The Chinese 6 Theatre
6801 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

(DOUBLE FEATURE)

STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN, PLUS DISCUSSION WITH DIRECTOR NICHOLAS MEYER

STAR TREK (2009), PLUS DISCUSSION WITH CREATIVE TEAM OF ALEX KURTZMAN & ROBERTO ORCI AND DAMON LINDELOF

$45.00 

SATURDAY, JUNE 11 – 4 PM

The Chinese 6 Theatre
6801 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

(DOUBLE FEATURE) SUPERMAN AND SUPERMAN II: THE RICHARD DONNER CUT, PLUS INTERMISSION DISCUSSION WITH DIRECTOR RICHARD DONNER, and DC COMICS’ JIM LEE & GEOFF JOHNS

$45.00 

SUNDAY, JUNE 12 – NOON

The Chinese 6 Theatre
6801 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

THE INCREDIBLES, INCLUDING PREVIEW OF SELECT FOOTAGE FROM CARS 2,  PLUS DISCUSSION WITH DISNEY-PIXAR SUPERVISING ANIMATOR DAVE MULLINS.  FREE WITH NON-GUARANTEED RSVP (ADMISSION GUARANTEED FOR FESTIVAL PASS HOLDERS) 

SUNDAY, JUNE 12 – 4 PM

The Chinese 6 Theatre
6801 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

(DOUBLE FEATURE) IRON MAN AND IRON MAN 2, PLUS INTERMISSION DISCUSSION WITH DIRECTOR JON FAVREAU

$45.00 

FESTIVAL PASSES

$125.00 

(Programming subject to change.  Ticket purchasers to be notified via e-mail in the event of any programming changes).

CA – Flashpoint Signing

Superstar writers Geoff Johns (GREEN LANTERN/FLASHPOINT)and Jeph Loeb (THE ULTIMATES/HULK) sign at both Earth-2 locations on May 7, 2011 for Free Comic Book Day!

Meet them at:

Sherman Oaks from Noon to 2 p.m. RSVP on Facebook!

Northridge from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. RSVP on Facebook!

Artists will do free sketches at both locations from 10 am to noon: Todd Brocasso Harris in Sherman Oaks and Justin Rodrigues in Northridge!

And of course, there’s the reason for it all: free comics from all your favorite publishers! This year’s offerings include an Exclusive Earth-2 Comics Special Edition Green Lantern/Flashpoint Comic!

Plus Spider-Man! Star Wars Clone Wars! Betty & Veronica! Last Airbender! Darkwing Duck! Smurfs! And more! Not to mention a Free Green Lantern Heroclix while supplies last!

SHERMAN OAKS
15017 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
(818) 386-9590

NORTHRIDGE
8967 Reseda Blvd, Northridge, CA 91324
(818) 993-7804

WonderCon 2011 Report

WonderCon’s 25th anniversary took place last weekend, April 1st-3rd at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. As an attendee for many years, I was shocked to see how crowded the show was for the duration of the show. With Marvel making their first appearance at the show, as well as mainstays such as DC Comics, Image, and Aspen, the show definitely had a strong comic vibe. However, more than most years, especially with some of the most anticipated comic adapted movies coming out this summer, Wondercon also emphasized their entertainment presence. With Green Lantern cast members Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively signing at the DC booth, to fan photo ops of Henry Cavill (newly cast as Superman in Zach Snyder’s next project), Luke Evans, and Isabel Lucas for the new Immortals movie, and Lily Collins, Paul Bettany and Cam Gigandet promoting Priest, along with a surprise appearance from Brandon Routh joining costar Sam Huntington for Dylan Dog, this WonderCon almost felt like a pre San Diego Comic Con show. While it was definitely awesome to see the stars promoting their films, I do hope that Wonder Con can still retain it’s own identity and not turn into a San Diego Comic Con part 2. And now, onto the photos!

WonderCon at the Moscone Center!

 

Lines of people hurrying to get into the show floor.

 

Marvel advertising their next big movie, Thor!

 

... Along with their other big hit of the summer, Captain America!

 

DC promoting their next big movie, Green Lantern!

 

 

Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively signing at the DC Booth (photo courtesy of Warren Hayes)!

 

Immortals Poster on display for the media.

 

Director Tarsem Singh, Luke Evans, Henry Cavill and Isabel Lucas pose for Immortals.

 

Brandon Routh strikes a pose with yours truly after promoting Dylan Dog!

 

Nate Simpson showing off his print from his hot new book, Nonplayer!

 

Adam Hughes doing what he does best: drawing awesome masterpieces.

 

Fan favorite Geoff Johns signing for his legion of fans.

 

J. Scott Campbell's awesome Wolverine sketch for a fan.

 

Humberto Ramos drawing for fans at the Marvel booth.

 

Tony Daniel drawing for the Hero Initiative.

 

Francis Manapul also sketching at the Hero Intiative.

 

And of course, what good is a con without Cosplay? Here’s some of the best ones I saw at the show:

A stunning Supergirl.

 

The New Green Lantern Corps?

 

Thor!

 

I know what you're thinking...

 

Justice League!

 

Aang by the dumpsters. Much like the movie.

 

Gotham Girls!

 

New take on Disney Princesses.

 

The Killer B's: Babydoll and Black Cat!

 

No con is complete without a R2-D2 sighting.

 

Most original and funniest costume ever: Barney Stinson as Ted Mosby.

 

A hot Aquaman. Is that an oxymoron?

 

So who won?

 

Red Bull really gives you wings!

 

DC Superheroines patrolling outside the show floor.

 

Wondercon 2011, a rousing success!

 

Superman says to keep tuning into Conventionscene.com!

CA – 75 Years of DC Comics

Jim Lee, Geoff Johns, Paul Levitz, and Patton Oswalt appear at the Hammer Museum on Tuesday December 14th at 7pm.

Within its short 75-year lifespan, DC Comics has created and destroyed entire cities, worlds, and universes with a cast of characters that includes the titans of the Superhero world. Comedian, actor, and writer Patton Oswalt will moderate a discussion among author Paul Levitz, DC Comics’ Jim Lee (Co-Publisher of DC Comics), and Geoff Johns (Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment), the creative and editorial superheroes behind the pages of Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash and Green Lantern, who will discuss the pulp origins of DC Comics’ story lines and characters, as well as the future of digital publishing.

The discussion will be followed by a booksigning of Paul Levitz’s recently published 75 Years of DC Comics: The Art of Modern Mythmaking. Published by TASCHEN, this single most comprehensive book on DC Comics (with 720 pages and weighing nearly 16 pounds) includes more than 2,000 images—covers and interiors, original illustrations, photographs, film stills, and collectibles—reproduced using the latest technology to bring the story lines, the characters, and their creators to life. The book includes year-by-year timelines that fold out to nearly four feet and biographies of the legends who built DC Comics, the largest English language publisher of comic books in the world.

Patton Oswalt is a comedian, writer, and actor, and author of the forthcoming Zombie Spaceship Wasteland. As a comedian, Oswalt has shot three TV specials and three critically acclaimed albums, and starred in the documentary The Comedians of Comedy. His Comedy Central One Hour Special My Weakness Is Strong received a Grammy nomination and in 2009 Oswalt won critical acclaim in the feature film Big Fan. Oswalt also provided the voice for Remy, the rat, in Pixar’s Oscar-winning Ratatouille. He tours regularly both nationally and internationally.

Paul Levitz is the author of 75 Years of DC Comics: The Art of Modern Mythmaking. Levitz is a comic-book fan who has worked as editor/publisher of The Comic Reader, editor of the Batman titles and others, writer of over 300 stories—including an acclaimed run on Legion of Super-Heroes—and a DC Comics executive, finishing his 38-year stint with the company as President and Publisher. He returned to writing in 2010 with a new series of Legion stories and other projects.

Jim Lee is the Co-Publisher of DC Comics with Dan DiDio. He has illustrated several titles including Batman: Hush, Superman: For Tomorrow, All Star Batman and Robin, The Boy Wonder, WildC.A.T.s, and the forthcoming Dark Knight: Boy Wonder. He has received a Harvey Award, an Inkpot Award, and three Wizard Fan Awards in recognition of his work.

Geoff Johns began his comics career writing Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E. and JSA for DC Comics. He has worked on several titles including The Flash, Green Lantern, Action Comics, Teen Titans, and 52, and wrote the bestselling graphic novel Superman: Brainiac. In 2010 he was appointed Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment.

ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE. Tickets are required, and are available at the Billy Wilder Theater Box Office one hour prior to start time. Limit one ticket per person on a first come, first served basis. Hammer members receive priority seating, subject to availability. Reservations not accepted, RSVPs not required.

Parking is available under the museum for $3 after 6:00pm

Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024

DC Heads to NYCC 2010 with DiDio, Lee, Johns, and More

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DC COMICS HEADS TO NEW YORK COMIC CON

Dan DiDio, Jim Lee, Geoff Johns and J. Michael Straczynski Are Guests of Honor

Other Top Guests Headline Panels and In-Booth Signings!

Norwalk, CT, September 15, 2010: DC Comics has revealed some of the top guests who will be on hand to meet and greet fans at the annual New York Comic Con (NYCC) which will take place October 8 – 10, 2010 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City. Acclaimed writer J. Michael Straczynski will join DC executive talent including co-publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee as well as superstar writer and Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment Geoff Johns as Guests of Honor. Other all-star DC creators who will be participating in various panels and activities at NYCC include John Arcudi, Art Baltazar, Matthew Clark, Amanda Conner, Tony Daniel, Shane Davis, David Finch, Franco, Derek Fridolfs, Adam Hughes, JT Krul, Francis Manapul, Sean Murphy, Dustin Nguyen, Jimmy Palmiotti, Joe Prado, Ivan Reis, Nicola Scott, Peter Snejbjerg, Scott Snyder, Peter J. Tomasi and Freddie Williams II.

Officials at DC note that many of the panels featuring their creators will include announcements and other “behind-the-scenes” information about DC Comics, Vertigo and WildStorm comics and graphic novels. In addition, DC staff members will welcome thousands of fans to DC’s 3000 square foot booth centrally located on the convention floor which will feature talent signings, free giveaways and early peeks at the newest action figures, statues, busts and other amazing collectibles on display from DC Direct.

“We have worked closely with DC since our very first show and we are always eager and grateful to host the enormous talent that they bring to our show,” notes Lance Fensterman, Vice President for ReedPOP and Show Manager for both NYCC and NYAF. “NYCC is only one of a handful of conventions where DC has a significant booth presence and so we want to make their participation as beneficial as possible. DC represents the total convergence of comics, movies and books into the pop culture mainstream and this is what NYCC is all about. We look forward to providing ample opportunity for our thousands of fans to meet, greet and interact with the biggest and most famous artists, writers and creators in the world today.”

NYCC convention organizers note that movie and TV studio participation at NYCC is expected to be very strong this year, with announcements about guest appearances and previews coming very soon. Tickets for NYCC and NYAF may be purchased at www.nycomiccon.com. Other information about the shows, as well as news about ReedPOP, which also organizes Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2), is available at Lance Fensterman’s blog, www.mediumatlarge.net.

DAN DIDIO was named Co-Publisher of DC Comics with Jim Lee in February 2010. Prior to his new role, he served as the Senior VP-Executive Editor, DC Universe for DC Comics. Since 2003, he has spearheaded such bestselling titles as Identity Crisis, Infinite Crisis, 52, and Final Crisis. Prior to joining DC, Dan worked in television for CBS and ABC public relations and program development. His writing can also be seen in The Outsiders.

JIM LEE is Co-Publisher of DC Comics. Prior to his current post, Lee served as Editorial Director, where he oversaw WildStorm Studios and was also the artist for many of DC Comics’ bestselling comic books and graphic novels, including ALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER, BATMAN: HUSH, and SUPERMAN: FOR TOMORROW. He also serves as the Executive Creative Director for the DC Universe Online (DCUO) massively multiplayer action game from Sony Online Entertainment (SOE).

GEOFF JOHNS is the Chief Creative Officer for DC Entertainment as well as one of the most the most prolific and popular of contemporary comic book writers. He has written highly acclaimed stories starring Green Lantern, Superman, the Flash, Teen Titans, and the Justice Society of America, as well as the bestselling graphic novels BLACKEST NIGHT and INFINITE CRISIS. Johns has also written for various other media, including the acclaimed “Legion” episode of SMALLVILLE and the fourth season of ROBOT CHICKEN. He is writing the story of the DC Universe™ Online (DCUO) massively multiplayer action game from Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) and co-producing the upcoming Green Lantern feature film.

J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI is the only comics writer in history to win the Eisner Award, the Hugo Award (twice), the Inkpot Lifetime Achievement Award, SFWA’s Ray Bradbury Award and be nominated for a British Academy Award for Screenwriting (for Changeling). As a comics writer he has written The Amazing Spider-Man, Superman, Wonder Woman and Thor, among others; as a writer for TV and film, his credits include Ninja Assassin, Babylon 5, Jeremiah and Twilight Zone. He’s worked with Clint Eastwood, Ron Howard, Steven Spielberg, Paul Greengrass and others. His current in-development credits include Forbidden Planet (for Warners), Shattered Union (for Disney/Bruckheimer), and Lensman (for Universal) More projects will be announced at NYCC. He never sleeps.

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 and Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) East & West, Star Wars Celebration V, New York Anime Festival (NYAF), and UFC Fan Expo. 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, Asia and Europe.

WB Announces SDCC 2010 Signings and Panel Schedule

The WB has announced their full panel and signings schedule.

Wednesday
6:00-9:00 PM (Ballroom 20)

WB SNEAK PEEK (Screening)

Thursday
2:45 – 3:45 PM (WB Booth)

CHILDRENS HOSPITAL (Signing)
Lake Bell, Rob Corddry, Erinn Hayes, Rob Huebel, Ken Marino, Jon Stern, David Wain

3:00 – 4:00 PM (WB Booth)

LOST BOYS: THE THIRST (Signing)
Corey Feldman & Jamison Newlander

5:00 – 6:00 PM (Room 7AB)

CHILDRENS HOSPITAL (Session)
Lake Bell, Rob Corddry, Erinn Hayes, Rob Huebel, Ken Marino Jon Stern, David Wain Moderator: Nick Weidenfeld

7:30-9:30 PM (Room 7AB)

DC-75th Anniversary Documentary (Screening)
Talent: TBD, Moderator: TBD

10:00 PM-12:00 AM (Bayfront Hilton Indigo Ballroom)

LOST BOYS: THE THIRST (Screening)
Introduction – Corey Feldman & Jamison Newlander

Friday
10:30 – 11:30 AM (Room 6A)

BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD (Session)
James Tucker, Michael Jelenic, Diedrich Bader, John DiMaggio, Andrea Romano Moderator: Sam Register

12:45 – 1:45 PM (Ballroom 20)

THE BIG BANG THEORY (Session)
Chuck Lorre, Bill Prady, Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar Moderator: Wil Wheaton

1:00 – 2:00 PM (WB Booth)

BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD (Signing)
James Tucker, Diedrich Bader, Michael Jelenic, Andrea Romano

1:15 – 2:15 PM (WB Booth)

F.E.A.R. 3 (Signing)
Steve Niles

2:00 – 3:00 PM (25 ABC)

PEANUTS TURNS 60 (Session)
Jean Schulz, Paige Braddock, Andy Beall and Marge Dean

2:30 – 3:30 PM (WB Booth)

TRUE BLOOD (Signing)
Alan Ball, Charlaine Harris, Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell, Rutina Wesley, Nelsan Ellis, Denis O’Hare, Joe Manganiello, Kristin Bauer, Deborah Ann Woll, Alexander Skarsgard

3:30 – 4:30 PM (WB Booth)

THE BIG BANG THEORY (Signing)
Chuck Lorre, Bill Prady, Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar

5:15 – 6:00 PM (WB Booth)

V (Signing)
Elizabeth Mitchell

5:45 – 6:15 PM (WB Booth)

HUMAN TARGET (Signing)
Mark Valley

8:00 – 10:00 PM (Ballroom 20 )

BATMAN: UNDER THE RED HOOD (Screening)
Include trailer of Superman/Batman: Apocalypse; announcement of 2011 DCU titles Bruce Greenwood, Jensen Ackles, Jason Isaacs, John DiMaggio, Bruce Timm, Andrea Romano, Brandon Vietti, Judd Winick, Martella Bros., Moderator: TBD/Gary Miereanu

10:15 PM-12:00 AM (Ballroom 20)

BATMAN: UNDER THE RED HOOD (Screening)

Saturday
10:00 – 11:00 AM (Room 7AB)

MAD MAGAZINE – DC (Session)
John Ficarra, Sam Viviano, Sergio Aragones, Tom Richmond, Kevin Shinick Moderator: Peter Girardi

10:00 – 10:45 AM (Ballroom 20)

CHUCK (Session)
Zac Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Adam Baldwin, Chris Fedak Joshua Gomez, Scott Krinsky, Sarah Lancaster, Josh Schwartz Moderator: Alan Sepinwall and Dan Fienberg

11:00 AM-12:00 PM (WB Booth)

BATMAN: UNDER THE RED HOOD (Signing)
Bruce Greenwood, Jason Isaacs, John DiMaggio, Bruce Timm, Andrea Romano, Brandon Vietti, Judd Winick and Martella Bros

11:15 AM-1:15 PM (Hall H )

WARNER BROS. THEATRICAL – Presentation (Screening)
Films include SUCKER PUNCH, more TBD

12:00 – 12:45 PM (WB Booth)

CHUCK (Signing)
Josh Schwartz, Chris Fedak, Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez, Ryan McPartlin, Mark Christopher Lawrence, Vik Sahay, Scott Krinsky, Sarah Lancaster, Adam Baldwin

12:35 – 1:05 PM (WB Booth)

WB THEATRICAL (Signing)
Talent TBD

1:00 – 2:00 PM (WB Booth)

V (Signing)
Scott Rosenbaum, Steve Pearlman, Elizabeth Mitchell, Morris Chestnut, Joel Gretsch, Logan Huffman, Laura Vandervoort, Scott Wolf

1:30 – 2:15 PM (WB Booth)

WB THEATRICAL (Signing)
Talent TBD

2:30 – 3:15 PM (Ballroom 20 )

V (Session)
Elizabeth Mitchell, Morris Chestnut, Joel Gretsch, Logan Huffman, Laura Vandervoort, Morena Baccarin, Scott Wolf, Scott Rosenbaum, Steve Pearlman Moderator: Jace Lacob

2:30 – 3:30 PM (WB Booth)

THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (Signing)
Ian Somerhalder, Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Michael Trevino, Matt Davis, Kevin Williamson, Julie Plec

2:30 – 3:30 PM (WB Booth)

NIKITA (Signing)
Craig Silverstein, Lyndsy Fonseca, Shane West, Maggie Q

3:00 – 4:00 PM (Room 7AB )

DC SHOWCASE (Screening)
Thomas Jane, Bruce Timm, Joe Lansdale, Greg Weisman, Alan Burnett, DC- TBD, possibly Neil McDonough Moderator: TBD/Gary Miereanu

3:15 – 4:00 PM (Ballroom 20)

FRINGE (Session)
Joshua Jackson, Anna Torv, Jasika Nicole, John Noble, Blair Brown, Lance Reddick, Jeff Pinkner, Joel Wyman Moderator: Ken Tucker

3:30 – 4:15 PM (WB Booth)

HUMAN TARGET (Signing)
Matt Miller, Mark Valley, Chi McBride, Jackie Earle Haley

3:30 – 4:15 PM (WB Booth)

KEVIN SMITH (Signing)

4:15 – 5:00 PM (Ballroom 20)

THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (Session)
Ian Somerhalder, Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Michael Trevino, Matt Davis, Kevin Williamson, Julie Plec Moderator: Marcos Siega

TBD (WB Booth)

MAD MAGAZINE – DC (Signing)
John Ficarra, Sam Viviano, Sergio Aragones, Tom Richmond, Kevin Shinick

4:30 – 5:15 PM (WB Booth)

SUCKER PUNCH (Signing)

5:15 – 6:15 PM (Room 6BCF)

NIKITA (Session)
Craig Silverstein, Maggie Q, Lyndsy Fonseca, Shane West Moderator: Tim Stack

4:30 – 5:30 PM (WB Booth)

DC SHOWCASE (Signing)
Thomas Jane, Bruce Timm, Joe Lansdale, Greg Weisman, Alan Burnett, possibly Neil McDonough.

5:30 – 6:30 PM (WB Booth)

FRINGE (Signing)
Jeff Pinkner, Joel Wyman, Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, John Noble, Lance Reddick, Blair Brown, Jasika Nicole

6:00 – 8:00 PM (Hall H)

KEVIN SMITH (Panel)
Hosted by Kevin Smith, and all things Kevin Smith

6:15 – 7:00 PM (Room 6BCF)

HUMAN TARGET (Session)
Matt Miller, Mark Valley, Chi McBride, Jackie Earle Haley Room 6BCF

10:00 PM–12:00 AM (Bayfront Hilton Indigo Ballroom )

COP OUT/MAXIMUM COMEDY MODE – Premiere (Screening)
Introduction by Kevin Smith

Sunday
10:00 – 11:00 AM (Ballroom 20)

SMALLVILLE (Session)
Brian Peterson, Kelly Souders, Tom Welling, Erica Durance, Justin Hartley, Cassidy Freeman Moderator: Geoff Johns

11:15 AM-12:15 PM (Ballroom 20)

SUPERNATURAL (Session)
Sera Gamble, Eric Kripke, Ben Edlund, Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, Misha Collins, Jim Beaver Moderator: Brian Truitt

11:45 – 12:45 PM (WB Booth)

SCOOBY DOO (Signing)
Spike Brandt, Tony Cervone, Matthew Lillard, Mitch Watson, Dan Krall

12:45 – 1:45 PM (WB Booth )

SUPERNATURAL (Signing)
Ben Edlund, Jim Beaver, Sera Gamble, Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, Eric Kripke, Misha Collins

1:00 – 2:00 PM (Room 6BCF)

UNNATURAL HISTORY (Session)
Mike Werb, Kevin G. Schmidt, Jordan Gavaris, Italia Ricci, Martin Donovan Moderator: Rich Sands

2:15 – 3:15 PM (Room 6BCF)

SCOOBY DOO (Session)
Spike Brandt, Tony Cervone, Matthew Lillard, Mitch Watson, Dan Krall

2:15 – 3:15 PM (WB Booth)

UNNATURAL HISTORY (Signing)
Mike Werb, Kevin G. Schmidt, Jordan Gavaris, Italia Ricci, Martin Donovan

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