DE – Where We Live Signing

Press Release:

Contributors to WHERE WE LIVE: BENEFIT FOR LAS VEGAS SURVIVORS are coming to The Comic Book Shop for a signing on Saturday, June 2nd  from noon till 3:00 PM!

Please join us in supporting this meaningful collection of perspectives, experiences, and cathartic stories.

Guests Include:

Greg Pak
Erica Schultz
Liana Kangas
Justin Jordan
Matthew Dow Smith
Monica Gallagher 

The WHERE WE LIVE anthology is a riveting collection of both fictional stories and actual eye-witness accounts told by an all-star lineup of the top talent working in comics today, on Image Comics.

All the creators have graciously volunteered their time and talent to help bring some sense to this senseless act and, in the process, raise money for the survivors and their families.

The book will include a variety of perspectives with key themes exploring gun violence, common sense gun control, value of a compassionate society, mental health stigmatization, aftermath of tragedy and how individuals and communities persevere, and an appreciation of Las Vegas as a vibrant community.

WHERE WE LIVE also features stories from local writers and artists as they relate their personal experiences and reactions to this tragedy. One hundred percent of the proceeds for the WHERE WE LIVE anthology will be donated to an existing GoFundMe campaign for the survivors in Las Vegas.

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When a gunman fired on Las Vegas’s Route 91 Harvest music festival on Oct. 1, 2017, 58 people lost their lives and more than 800 were injured by gunfire. It was the worst mass-shooting in United States history, and follows a decade where the issue of gun violence has become more and more prevalent for those living throughout the 50 states.

In response, writer and artist J.H. Williams III, himself a Las Vegas resident and known for his work on Batwoman and Promethea, decided to curate a benefit anthology comic for those who were affected by the shooting. This year that project sees publication in the form of Where We Live, which is scheduled for release on May 30 through Image Comics.

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The Comic Book Shop
1855 Marsh Road, Wilmington, DE 19810
(302) 477-1119

Wicomicon 2018 Announces Guests

Press Release:

WICOMICON 2018, a one-day pop-up arts and comics convention is coming to Baltimore this Saturday, April 28. This brand new festival, housed at the historic building at 1100 Wicomico Street, will feature an all-star roster of guests from the worlds of television, comic books, and entertainment!

Just days after the announcement of WICOMICON 2018, Black Heroes Matter, The Nerds of Color, Carbon-Fibre Media, New Release Wednesday, theblerdgurl, and the Be A Boss App are pleased to announce the following guests:

CHEO HODARI COKER, creator and showrunner of Netflix’s Luke Cage; APRIL REIGN, creator of #OscarsSoWhite and founder of AKUAREL; GREG PAK, writer of Mech Cadet Yu (BOOM!) and Totally Awesome Hulk (Marvel); LEAH WILLIAMS, author of The Alchemy of Being Fourteen and writer of X-Men: Gold (Marvel); BRYAN TILLMAN, artist of Creative Character Design; JADE TAILOR, RIZWAN MANJI, SERGIO OSUNA, and HANNAH LEVIEN from SYFY’s THE MAGICIANS; and TAMSEN MCDONOUGH and SEAN BAEK from SYFY’s KILLJOYS.

Come meet your favorite celebrity guests for signings, panels, and photo opportunities on Saturday, April 28, beginning at 10:00 am. Visit WICOMICON’s exhibit hall to peruse artwork and merchandise from over 50 vendors; experience cosplay contests, tabletop gaming, music performances, kid’s entertainment, prizes, and more! See the constantly updated list of exhibitors online at hardnocmedia.com/exhibitors.

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NYC – Weapon H #1 Signing

Writer Greg Pak and artist Cory Smith join us from Midtown Comics Downtown on Friday, March 23rd at 6:00 PM to celebrate the launch of the brand new Marvel series Weapon H #1! This is an OPEN signing and we recommend showing up early, just to be safe. Purchase of Weapon H #1 is mandatory, you may get up to 3 items signed. See you there!

Weapon H #1:

The Weapon X Program has done it again! At the cost of their own destruction, they’ve completed their biggest and possibly most dangerous experiment yet… With the strength of the Hulk and the rage and claws of Wolverine comes WEAPON H! It’s been some time since Weapon H escaped and destroyed his creators. Now, our hero is on the run, as he tries to escape his mysterious past and seclude himself from the rest of society. But when a new kind of Wendigo threatens the lives of others, will Weapon H be able to shirk his responsibility? Does any of his humanity remain? Writer Greg Pak and artist Cory Smith tell the tale in Weapon H #1!

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Midtown Comics Downtown
64 Fulton Street, New York, New York 10038
(212) 302-8192

SF – Mech Cadet Yu Signing

Writer Greg Pak (PLANET HULK, WEAPON X) will be at Comix Experience on Sunday, February 11th, at 11:00 AM to sign his new all-ages comic MECH CADET YU! Perfect for fans of Pacific Rim and The Iron Giant, Mech Cadet Yu is filled with action, adventure, and heart, and we can’t wait to talk to Greg all about it at our Graphic Novel of the Month Kids’ Club meeting!

About MECH CADET YU: Once a year, giant robots from outer space come to Earth and bond with young cadets from the elite Sky Corps Academy to defend the world from the terrifying aliens known as the Sharg. It’s a great honor to be chosen, but this year…well, the wrong kid was picked.

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Comix Experience
305 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 863-9258

NYC – Kung Fu Night w/ Signings

Larry Hama (GI Joe), Greg Pak (Totally Awesome Hulk), Caitlin Yarsky (Coyotes), and Jerry Ma (Legend) sign at Anyone Comics on Saturday, December 9th at 5:00 PM. The shop will also be screening kung fu classics Iron Monkey and Fearless.

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Anyone Comics
1216 Union Street, Brooklyn, New York 11225
(347) 350-8422

NYC – John Wick #1 Signing

Writer Greg Pak (Totally Awesome Hulk, Mech Cadet Yu, Code Monkey Save World) appears at Midtown Comics Downtown on Friday December 1st at 6:00 PM to sign John Wick #1! This is an OPEN signing and we recommend showing up early, just to be safe. Purchase of John Wick #1 is mandatory; you may get up to 3 items signed. Choose wisely!

John Wick #1:

When a young John Wick emerges from prison and embarks upon his first, epic vendetta, he comes up against a strange, powerful community of assassins and must learn how to master the Book of Rules that guide their lethal business. What are the Three Bills? Who is Calamity? And who was John Wick before he became the Baba Yaga? Here for the first time, read the thrilling origin story of John Wick, from ‘Planet Hulk’ writer Greg Pak and ‘Dark Horse Presents’ artist Giovanni Valletta.

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Midtown Comics Downtown
64 Fulton Street, New York, New York 10038
(212) 302-8192

Dynamite Entertainment Appears at Baltimore Comic-Con 2017

September 20, 2017 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Maryland

Press Release:

Headed to Baltimore Comic-Con this year? Team Dynamite will be there in full force to celebrate the 18th annual event, which hosts a variety of comic creator guests, retailers, exhibitors, panels, and special events!

This year, the Baltimore Comic-Con will take place at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor on September 22-24, 2017. Tickets are available online — avoid ticket lines by purchasing now.

While there, be sure to visit the Dynamite team at Booth #2010, and pick up their exclusive Baltimore Comic-Con foil covers of SheenaKiller Instinct, and The Librarians!

Dynamite Creators & Staff that will be attending Baltimore Comic-Con 2017 include:

  • Amy Chu (KISSRed Sonja)
  • Greg Pak (John Wick)
  • Steve Orlando (The Shadow/Batman)
  • Mark Evanier (Grumpy Cat/Garfield)
  • Joseph Michael Linsner (DawnBettie Page)
  • James Kuhoric (Army of DarknessDead Irons)
  • Walter Simonson (Battlestar Galactica)
  • Louise Simonson (Red Sonja)
  • Frank Cho (Jungle GirlRed Sonja)
  • Phil Hester (Black TerrorKevin Smith’s Green Hornet)
  • Nick Barrucci (Dynamite Publisher and CEO)
  • Alan Payne (Dynamite VP, Sales & Marketing)
  • Joseph Rybandt (Dynamite Senior Editor)
  • Pat O’Connell (Dynamite Sales Manager)
  • Janie Mackenzie (Dynamite PR & Marketing Coordinator, Social Media Manager)

In addition, Dynamite will be hosting two exciting panels at this year’s Baltimore Comic-Con!

DARE TO BE HEROIC WITH DYNAMITE
Friday, Sept. 22nd, 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Location: Room 345-346

Villains don’t stand a chance this fall as Dynamite unleashes our team of all-star creators and unites some of comics’ most iconic heroes in what’s certain to be some of the hottest releases of the season. Join Steve Orlando (The Shadow/Batman), Greg Pak (John Wick), Amy Chu (Red Sonja), and more as they join forces to discuss the anatomy of crafting a true hero!

DYNAMITE: IGNITING IMAGINATIONS
Saturday, Sept. 23, 2:45 pm – 3:45 pm
Location: Room 343-344

Discover where some of comics’ most acclaimed writers find the inspiration behind their creations, and how they translate the first creative spark to the final printed page. Greg Pak (John WickBattlestar Galactica), Steve Orlando (Shadow/Batman), Sean Von Gorman (KISSToe Tag Riot), and more offer a behind-the- scenes look at the real-life origin stories of some of your most beloved comic creations!

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The Baltimore Comic-Con returns to the Inner Harbor’s Baltimore Convention Center on September 22-24, 2017. In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our websiteTwitterInstagram, and Facebook pages.

Hero Initiative Heads to Baltimore Comic-Con 2017 with Exclusive Creators Joshua Dysart, Dennis O’Neil, Khoi Pham

September 19, 2017 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Maryland

Press Release:

Hero Initiative, the nonprofit that helps comic book creators in medical and financial need, is heading to Baltimore Comic-Con September 22-24 at the Baltimore Convention Center. And Hero’s booth, #1501, is the ONLY place to find creators Joshua Dysart (Living Level-3: IraqDennis O’Neil (Green Lantern/Green Arrow) and Khoi Pham (Mighty Avengers). This amazing group will be signing and sketching all weekend to support out cause! Don’t miss out!

And Hero Initiative Ambassadors will be collecting for Hero on the con floor. Please swing by and say “hi” to: Reilly Brown, Mark Buckingham, Jim Calafiore, Richard Case, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Brian Haberlin, Phil Hester, JG Jones, Matt Kindt, Barry Kitson, Jay Leisten, Laura Martin, Dustin Nguyen, Jerry Ordway, Steve Orlando, Greg Pak, Jeff Parker, Andrew Pepoy, Brandon Peterson, Keith Pollard, Craig Rousseau, Stan Sakai, Bart Sears, Louise Simonson, Walt Simonson, Andy Smith, Joe Staton, Mark Waid, Marv Wolfman, and Rich Woodall. Stop on by and do the right thing!

About The Hero Initiative:
The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book artists and craftsmen in need. Hero Initiative creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $1 million to the comics veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.HeroInitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.

BOOM! Studios Returns to Baltimore Comic-Con with Exclusive Merchandise, Guests, and More

September 15, 2017 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Maryland, Webcomics

Press Release:

BOOM! Studios is excited to announce it will exhibit at BALTIMORE COMIC-CON (BCC), to be held during the weekend of September 22-24, 2017 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Fans will be able to experience:

  • The BOOM! Studios booth (#2001) will have comics, graphic novels, and paperback collections of its most recent releases, including Mech Cadet Yu, Hi-Fi Fight Club, Clueless: Senior Year, WWE Vol. 1, SLAM! Vol. 1, and the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Adult Coloring Book.
  • Debuting in a limited quantity is the BCC exclusive variant to Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack #1, featuring a story by legendary filmmaker John Carpenter and Anthony Burch (Borderlands 2), and art and a cover by Jorge Corona (Adventure Time Comics, Feathers). Burch will be on hand to sign copies.
  • Debuting at BCC is the Lumberjanes Crossed Axes enamel pin, which joins the set of current Lumberjanes pins for Ripley, the Holy Kitten, and the Lumberjanes logo.
  • BOOM! Studios will host special guest appearances at its booth (#2001), including Sean Rubin (Bolivar), Anthony Burch (Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack), and Clay McLeod Chapman (Lazaretto).
  • For the inaugural Ringo Awards ceremony, BOOM! Studios will be a Gold Sponsor and is providing each attendee with a complimentary copy of the Mouse Guard Coloring Book, courtesy of the publisher and Mouse Guard creator David Petersen, the keynote speaker of the event.

The publisher will present a panel featuring an all-star lineup of creators:

BOOM! Studios: Discover Yours
Saturday, September 23
4:00-5:00 pm
Room 343-344

There’s a comic at BOOM! Studios for everyone, from longtime fans to brand-new readers, and this is the panel to discover YOUR favorite new series! Join BOOM! Studios staff and creators as they explore the diverse               imprints of the main BOOM! Studios line, BOOM! Box, KaBOOM!, and Archaia with exclusive previews, news, and the information you need to discover your next obsession. Featuring James Tynion IV (Eugenic, The Backstagers), Hope Larson (Goldie Vance), Sean Rubin (Bolivar), Greg Pak (Mech Cadet Yu), Matt Kindt (Grass Kings), Anthony Burch (Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack), and Clay McLeod Chapman (Lazaretto). Moderated by Filip Sablik (President, Publishing & Marketing, BOOM! Studios).

Other BOOM! Studios creators who will be appearing at Baltimore Comic-Con and can be found in Artist Alley include: Jeremy Bastian (Cursed Pirate Girl), Frank Cho (Skybourne), JG Jones (Strange Fruit), Justin Jordan (Sombra), Dustin Nguyen (What Is It?), Steve Orlando (Namesake), Charles Soule (Strange Attractors), Brian Stelfreeze (Day Men), Mark Waid (Irredeemable), and Eryk Donovan (Eugenic).

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The Baltimore Comic-Con returns to the Inner Harbor’s Baltimore Convention Center on September 22-24, 2017. In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our websiteTwitterInstagram, and Facebook pages.

 

 

Marvel Portfolio Reviews & Panels at Baltimore Comic-Con 2017

September 14, 2017 by  
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Press Release:

Are you an aspiring or budding comic book artist looking to get your break with one of the biggest publishers in the industry? Or perhaps you’re just looking for some professional guidance as to how to elevate your work to that next level? A Marvel editor will be conducting portfolio reviews at the Baltimore Comic-Con and here’s what you need to know:

  • Portfolios will be submitted at the Information Booth between the hours of 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm on Friday, September 22nd and 11:00 am – 5:30 pm on Saturday, September 23rd. Review sessions for these submissions will take place the following day (Saturday and Sunday respectively).
  • Portfolios must contain your contact information. This includes your full name, cell phone number, and email address. You will also be asked to fill out a form with your contact information.
  • Portfolio reviews will happen on Saturday from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, and on Sunday from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm. If you will not or cannot be present at this time, do not leave your portfolio.
  • Portfolio review schedule will be available at the Information Booth at 11:00 am on Saturday and Sunday. If your name appears on the list, please ask for the portfolio review room location.
  • Do not leave original work with us. Whatever your portfolio contains, make sure you keep the original work. We cannot be responsible for any lost or misplaced work.
  • Please respect the Marvel editor’s time and opinion.
  • Focus on your sequentials. While cover artwork is important, most new artists are hired to do interiors.
  • Review sessions are limited to artists only.
  • Not all submissions will be chosen for review.

Marvel is also hosting panels at the Baltimore Comic-Con that you won’t want to miss!

Saturday, Room 339-342
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Marvel Legacy

A new era of Marvel storytelling is about to begin! Mysteries, returns, and infinite possibilities await in the pages of each Marvel Legacy title. SVP & Executive Editor Tom Brevoort and Ken Lashley (X-Men Gold), Greg Pak (Incredible Hulk), and Mark Waid (AvengersCaptain AmericaChampions) will be in attendance to give fans the latest info about their first thrilling story arcs in their Marvel Legacy series.

Sunday, Room 339-342
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Black Panther

Before you see the Black Panther on the big screen in 2018, make sure you know his comic book roots and this panel is a perfect way to start. Travel to Wakanda with Afua RichardsonAlitha MartinezLaura Martin, and moderator Tom Brevoort.

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The Baltimore Comic-Con returns to the Inner Harbor’s Baltimore Convention Center on September 22-24, 2017. In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our websiteTwitterInstagram, and Facebook pages.

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