Hero Initiative Jets to NYCC 2016 with Special Guest Steve Dillon

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Hero Initiative, the charitable organization dedicated to helping veteran comic creators in medical or financial need, is heading to the New York Comic Con at the Javits Center located at 655 West 34thSt. in New York, NY from October 6-9.

From across the pond, artist Steve Dillon will make the Hero booth his home all weekend! Steve is best known for his work on Preacher, Hellblazer, The Punisher and more. He’ll be at our booth, #N104, all weekend sketching and signing. Make sure you come by and don’t miss out. All proceeds benefit Hero!

In addition, Mike Perkins (Captain America), Chris Ivy (X-Men) and Ron Marz (Green Lantern) will also be stopping by the booth to sign and sketch. Make sure you join the party at the Hero booth!

And Hero Initiative Ambassadors on the floor will be collecting for Hero as well, so stop and by and do the right thing! Please visit Mahmud Asrar, Marguerite Bennett, Jim Calafiore, Matthew Clark, Amanda Conner, Alex de Campi, Al Ewing, Gary Frank, Sanford Greene, Larry Hama, Gabriel Hardman, JG Jones, Tom Lyle, Doug Mahnke, Carla Speed McNeil, Dustin Nguyen, Steve Orlando, Jimmy Palmiotti, Sara Richard, Paolo Rivera, Greg Rucka, Matteo Scalera, Valerio Schiti, Tim Seeley, Louise and Walter Simonson, Alex Sinclair, Nick Spencer, Joe Staton, Frank Tieri, James Tynion IV, Fred van Lente, and Jim Zub!

NJ – Black Launch Party

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Artist Jamal Igle appears at Dewey’s Comic City on Saturday, October 15th from 1:00 – 3:00 PM to sign BLACK, the Kickstarter funded OGN project now being published by Black Mask Studios.

In a world that already hates and fears them – what if only Black people had superpowers? BLACK follows the story of a young man, Kareem Jenkins, who, having miraculously survived being shot by police, learns that he is part of the biggest lie in history. Now he must decide whether it’s safer to keep it a secret or if the truth will set him free. X-Men meets The Wire, BLACK’s Kickstarter blazed through Black History Month 2016 earning more than three time its funding goal.

A recipient of the 2011 Inkpot Award for outstanding achievement in Comic Art, Jamal is the writer/artist/Creator of Molly Danger for Action Lab Entertainment and the penciller of The Terminator: Enemy of My Enemy for Dark Horse Comics. His detailed pencils have graced books as varied as The Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglas, the all ages action miniseries “Race Against Time” as well as mainstream hits such as G.I. Joe, Iron Man, Spider-Man and Green Lantern. Jamal has served as the series artist for Firestorm the Nuclear Man, Nightwing and Tangent: Superman’s Reign, Superman, Supergirl and Zatanna for DC Comics, Noble Causes for Image Comics and a four issue run on New Warriors for Marvel Comics.

Along with Jamal’s impressive creative credits, he also does double duty as Director of Marketing and Publicity for Action Lab Entertainment.

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Dewey’s Comic City
13 Park Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940
(973) 593-0042

NY – Silver Age Legend Signing

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Legendary Silver Age comic book artist Joe Giella appears at Best Comics in New Hyde Park on Saturday September 24th from 11AM – 4PM. Joe will be meeting fans and signing books as well as selling prints and original art.

Joe Giella began his career in comics during the Golden Age but he is best known for his inking work during the Silver Age of comics. During the Silver Age he worked on stories featuring Batman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Hawkman, The Atom and Adam Strange. Joe worked with other giants in the comic field at this time including Carmine Infantino and Gil Kane! He made contributions to legendary issues such as Flash #123 (“The Flash of Two Worlds”) and Brave and the Bold #28 (the first appearance of the Justice League)! Joe also worked on key issues that introduced some of comics’ greatest characters including Batman #181, the first appearance of Poison Ivy and Flash issues #112 and # 117 the first appearances of Elongated Man and Captain Boomerang! Joe would go on to be the artist on the Mary Worth comic strip, which he worked on until 2016.

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Best Comics
1300 Jericho Tpke, New Hyde Park, NY 11040
(516) 328-1900

IL – Kids Comics Signing

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Cartoonists Jeffrey Brown and Judd Winick appear at Anderson’s Bookshop on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 7:00 PM to sign their latest books!

If you like funny and you like graphic novels, then you won’t want to miss this event! Hilo returns and still isn’t ordinary, and two Neanderthal siblings take on a group of humans in these great new books. This in-store event is free and open to the public. To join the signing line, please purchase the author’s latest book, Hilo 2 (Winick) or Lucy & Andy Neanderthal (Brown) from Anderson’s.

Anderson’s Bookshop
26 S La Grange Road, La Grange IL 60525
(708) 582-6353

MD – Kids Comics Signing

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Cartoonists Jeffrey Brown and Judd Winick appear at the Takoma Park Library on Monday, September 26, 2016 at 7:30 PM!

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Join us Monday, Sept. 26, at 7:30 p.m. when two kids’ comics creators present their latest books. Jeffrey Brown, known for books like Jedi Academy and Vader’s Little Princess, now turns his attention to the cave age with his new book, Lucy & Andy Neanderthal. Judd Winick, meanwhile, continues the adventures of his popular robot named HiLo in “HiLo 2: Saving the Whole Wide World.” Politics & Prose will sell books by Brown and Winick at our event, but the program is free and no purchase is required to attend.

Andy and Lucy may live 40,000 years in the past, but these Neanderthal siblings have problems—crushes, squabbles, and baby brothers— that persist today. Brown tells their story alongside nonfiction sections that serve to dispel misinformation about these human relatives.

In Winick’s sequel to Hilo, the titular heroic alien robot unexpectedly returns to Earth and human friends DJ and Gina. Then, mysterious portals pop up all over town and disgorge one terrifying creature after another. An enormous mutant chicken and a million killer vegetables are only some of the foes that Hilo, DJ, and Gina must confront in order to save their community.

Takoma Park Library
101 Philadelphia Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912
(301) 891-7259

CA – Brad Meltzer Signing

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Writer Brad Meltzer (Green Arrow, Identity Crisis) and special guest Judd Winick (Hilo, Green Lantern) appear at Copperfield’s Books on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 7:00 PM!

Copperfield’s Books
140 Kentucky Street, Petaluma, CA 94952
(707) 762-0563

NJ – Blue Beetle Rebirth #1 Signing

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Writer/artist KEITH GIFFEN appears on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm at Dewey’s Comic City to sign copies of Blue Beetle Rebirth #1, sale for the first time that day, as well as items from his entire creative legacy!

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Dewey’s Comic City
13 Park Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940
(973) 593-0042

CA – Suicide Squad Rebirth #1 Signing

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Artist Philip Tan (Batman and RobinGreen Lantern, Phantom Stranger) appears at Collector’s Paradise on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 from 6:00 till 8:00 PM to celebrate the release of SUICIDE SQUAD REBIRTH #1 from DC Comics!

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Collector’s Paradise
319 S Arroyo Pkwy, Ste 4, Pasadena, California 91105
(626) 577-6694

SC – Cryptocracy/Heartless Signing

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Captain’s Comics & Toys is proud to present a double creator signing with Van Jensen and Leah Rhyne on Saturday, July 16, 2016 from 1:00 – 5:00 PM.

Van Jansen is the United States Ambassador of Comic Books and is best known for his writing on The Flash and Green Lantern. His is appearaing for the first time at Captain’s Comics & Toys to share his new Dark Horse creator-owned series “Cryptocracy!” Come check out the first issue of this conspiracy series, get a signed copy, meet Van, and ask him a million questions!

Leah Rhyne is a red-hot author from Charleston, SC and is a featured creator at Captain’s Comic Expo. Her newest novel “Heartless” is a great twist on a Frankenstein’s Monster tale and is tearing up the charts! Be sure to come check out “Heartless” and her other novels that are great for teens and adults alike!

Copies of Cryptocracy, Heartless, and other books to get signed will be available at Captain’s Comics & Toys in Charleston, so make time to come check it out!

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Captain’s Comics and Toys
1209 Sam Rittenberg Blvd, Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 766-6611

FL – Neal Adams Signing

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Past Present Future is thrilled to announce that Neal Adams; a true legend of the comic book industry will be a special guest of our West Palm Beach Superstore – Thursday, June 30th! Mr. Adams will be in the store from 6:00 until 9:00 PM.

A special arrangement has been made with this iconic artist, just for our customers – he will sign one item (hardcover, trade paperback or comic) per-person for FREE. Each additional signature is $20.00, discounted from his normal convention price. Mr. Adams will also take photos with fans (time permitting). There is one exception to the signature policy, if the books are CGC, then Mr. Adams must charge his standard rate. Beyond all of this awesomeness Mr. Adams will have a limited supply of prints, books and hard to find variants available for purchase. This is an incredible opportunity to meet a true master whose contribution to the comic book industry is unprecedented.

Past Present Future Comics
1387 N Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33409
561-697-2554

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