Author Greg Rucka signs at The Poisoned Pen Bookstore on Wednesday May 30, 2012 at 7:00pm!
For the visitors to Wilsonville, the largest theme park in the world, the day began with a smile. By the end, they wonder-will they be able to escape with their lives?
Retired Delta Force operator, Master Sergeant Jonathan “Jad” Bell, is Wilsonville’s lead undercover security officer. The threat begins with the announcement of a hidden dirty bomb, but quickly becomes something far, far worse.
Trained since the age of seventeen to save innocent victims from impossible hostage situations, Jad scrambles to assess the threat and protect the visitors. He will come face to face with a villain whose training matches his in every way-and presents a threat Jad may not be able to stop.
Greg Rucka was born in San Francisco and raised on the Central Coast of California, in what is commonly referred to as ‘Steinbeck Country.’ He began his writing career in earnest at the age of 10 by winning a county-wide short-story contest, and hasn’t let up since. He graduated from Vassar College with an A.B. in English, and from the University of Southern California’s Master of Professional Writing program with an M.F.A.
He is the author of nearly a dozen novels, six featuring bodyguard Atticus Kodiak, and two featuring Tara Chace, the protagonist of his Queen & Country series. Additionally, he has penned several short-stories, countless comics, and the occasional non-fiction essay. In comics, he has had the opportunity to write stories featuring some of the world’s best-known characters—Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman—as well as penning several creator-owned properties himself, such as Whiteout and Queen & Country, both published by Oni Press. His work has been optioned several times over, and his services are in high-demand in a variety of creative fields as a story-doctor and creative consultant.
Greg resides in Portland, Oregon, with his wife, author Jennifer Van Meter, and his two children. He thinks the biggest problem with the world is that people aren’t paying enough attention.
The Poisoned Pen Bookstore
4014 N Goldwater Blvd STE 101, Scottsdale, AZ, 85251
Greg Rucka signs at Seattle Mystery Bookshop on Thursday May 24th at Noon!
About the book:
From the age of 18, Jad Bell was trained to save hostages. As a Master Sergeant in the elite Delta Force, he’s been undercover as head of security at a large theme park. He’s going to be the right man in the right place when terrorists announce that they’ve hidden a dirty bomb on the grounds. What no one knows is that this is not the worst of it.
Seattle Mystery Bookshop
117 Cherry St. Seattle, WA 98104
Writer Greg Rucka signs at Powell’s Books on Tuesday, May 22nd at 7:00PM.
In Alpha, the latest thriller from Greg Rucka (author of the Queen and Country series), the visitors to Wilsonville, the largest theme park in the world, begin the day with a smile. By the end, they wonder if they’ll be able to escape with their lives. Retired Delta Force operator, Master Sergeant Jonathan “Jad” Bell, is Wilsonville’s lead undercover security officer. The threat begins with the announcement of a hidden dirty bomb, but quickly becomes something far, far worse. Jad scrambles to assess the situation and protect the visitors but soon comes face to face with a villain whose training matches his in every way — and presents a threat Jad may not be able to stop.
Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd, Portland, OR
Greg Rucka signs at TFAW on Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 from 7:00PM – 10:00PM
Things From Another World (TFAW) is proud to announce an action-packed event at its Portland, OR location: Eisner Award-winning writer Greg Rucka will sign his newest book, Punisher HC Vol. 1, February 29 from 7-10 p.m. This is a free, all-ages event with complimentary food and beer (21+ with ID). For Frank Castle, death comes easy–life is where things get complicated. As New York City’s body counts continue to rise, the city’s streets are teeming with more criminals than ever. The Punisher has returned with everything’s he’s got to serve his own brand of justice . . . but can he survive the darkness stored in his own arsenal?
“We’ve wanted to do an event with Greg Rucka for years,” said TFAW Marketing Manager Elisabeth Forsythe. “His Punisher series offered the perfect opportunity. It’s been a huge hit with our customers, and we’re excited to have him at our store.” Greg Rucka is one of the most acclaimed creators in comics today, and the writer behind Stumptown, Queen & Country, Batwoman: Elegy, and more. Winner of multiple Eisner Awards, Rucka has also been honored by the Harvey Awards and GLAAD. Don’t miss out on your chance to pick up the first chapter of his epic Punisher series and get it signed February 29!
Things from Another World
4133 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97214
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.
In addition, Marvel has made their Panel and Booth Schedule available:
Marvel takes San Diego by storm this July during Comic Con International! Marvel will be in full force to provide an exclusive look into all things Marvel (Booth #2329)! No one can compare to what Marvel has planned because we’re running a veritable cornucopia of panels that will span the four daylong event. If you’re a True Believer (and we know you are) you can’t afford to miss out on these exclusive Marvel panels! Trust us no fan will be disappointed because whether you’re a lifelong Marvelite, or a casual fan there will be something for you to enjoy.
Thursday, July 21st
10:15 – 11:15 AM MARVEL: BREAKING INTO COMICS THE MARVEL WAY – You have the talent. You have the imagination. You have the “Go get ‘em Tiger” determination that would make the Bullpen proud. But where do you go from there? Discover the next step in your budding comics career with world-renowned talent scout C.B. Cebulski, Skottie Young (Ozma of Oz), Humberto Ramos (Amazing Spider-Man), and Marvel SVP of Brand Planning & Communications Mike Pasciullo, as they give you all the right pointers towards getting a foot in the door at Marvel Comics. Discussing all entry points across every department, this can’t miss panel is must for all Marvel hopefuls! Room 6DE
1:00 – 2:00 PM MARVEL DIGITAL: WHAT’S NEXT?! COMICS…AND BEYOND! – Join members of the Marvel Digital Media Group for the first word on Marvel digital comics, casual games, original streaming video productions, social media outreach and the future of Marvel’s ever-expanding digital endeavors. Room 7AB
4:30 – 5:30 PM MARVEL: NEXT BIG THING – The Marvel Universe is where the biggest comic stories happen—so wouldn’t you like to be the first to know what we’ve got planned? Get the latest news on Marvel’s plan for their biggest heroes and villains, with some surprises along the way! Join panelists Greg Pak (Incredible Hulks), Jonathan Hickman (FF), Jim McCann (Marvel Zombies Christmas Carol), Nick Spencer (Ultimate Comics X-Men), Editor in Chief Axel Alonso and more as they answer all your burning questions while giving you a sneak-peek at the future of Marvel! Room 6DE
Friday, July 22nd
12:30 – 1:30 PM MARVEL: YEAR OF THE X-MEN – The bonds of brotherhood have been broken between Cyclops and Wolverine, as their feud reaches its boiling point – tearing the X-Men apart in X-Men: Schism. But after the dust settles, what’s next for the X-Men and their allies? Enter X-Men Regenesis, where we answer all your questions and reveal exclusive details about what’s next! You’ve got questions & these people have answers! Writers Marjorie Liu (X-23), Rick Remender (Uncanny X-Force), Chris Yost (X-Men: First to Last) and Editor in Chief Axel Alonso are on hand to lay out what’s going on with the X-Men for this all-new, all-DEADLY panel! Room 6DE
1:45 – 2:45 PM MARVEL: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN AND HIS AVENGING FRIENDS – Spider-Man’s riding high after hitting the Big Time, but it’ll all come crashing down this summer in Spider-Island! It’s the fight of his life and we’ve got an in depth look inside the event that changes the course of Peter Parker’s life. But ol’ Web-Head isn’t the only New Yorker with a major storyline this summer! Daredevil makes his return, Punisher wages a new war, Venom explores the dark side of saving the world and more of your favorite heroes are back with a vengeance! Sit down with our spectacular panel of creators, including Zeb Wells (Avenging Spider-Man), Rick Remender (Venom), Mark Waid (Daredevil), Greg Rucka (Punisher), Humberto Ramos (Amazing Spider-Man), Senior Editor Steve Wacker, Editor in Chief Axel Alonso and more as they lay the groundwork for New York City’s greatest heroes. And don’t forget to grab your exclusive Daredevil pin – only at this panel! Room 6DE
4:30 – 5:30 PM MARVEL TELEVISION PRESENTS: ANIME ON G4 – Marvel Television and G4 take your favorite characters – Iron Man, Wolverine, The X-Men and Blade – to Japan to tell their stories in a whole new way, beautifully animated by the anime masters at Madhouse. Also, watch a never-before-seen episode with Marvel’s Head of TV, Jeph Loeb and surprise guests! Plus, get a sneak peek at The X-Men’s explosive first episode. Room 6BCF
Saturday, July 23rd
10:30 – 11:30 AM MARVEL TELEVISION PRESENTS – Marvel’s Head of TV, Jeph Loeb, brings the inside scoop on Marvel’s latest series that take your favorite heroes from page to screen. Get a first look at the premiere of The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes season 2, a sneak peek at a certain ULTIMATE webslinger, and a few other surprises from Marvel Television. Room 6BCF
12:30 – 1:30 PM MARVEL INTERACTIVE: MARVEL VIDEO GAMES – Learn all about Spider-Man: Edge of Time, X-Men Destiny, Captain America: Super Soldier, Super Hero Squad Online, Super Hero Squad 3DS and uDraw, Marvel Pinball and the Marvel Universe MMO. Also, find out some exciting new details about the future of Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and other Marvel games via exclusive trailers, surprise reveals, and Q&A with the game creators from some of the industry’s top publishers. Room 6A
2:45 – 3:45 PM MARVEL: CUP O’ JOE – This is it, Mighty Marvel fans- the no-holds-barred, anything goes, full of surprises panel you wait all year for, and it’s here! Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada takes on all questions, shocks the audience with jaw-dropping announcements, and keeps you guessing with surprise guests. You never know who will show up, but you better be here, because this is the panel that everyone will be talking about! Room 6BCF
Sunday, July 24th
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM MARVEL: WOMEN OF MARVEL PRESENTED BY OXYGEN
Forget Spider-Woman & Emma Frost, meet the real Ms. Marvels of the comic world! Join women from every discipline in the creative process at Marvel to hear what it’s like working as a woman in comics today. These ladies are busting through the four-color ceiling! Guests include host Grace Randolph (The Weekly Watcher), writer Marjorie Liu (X-23), artist Christina Strain (Runaways) and more, brought to you by Oxygen. Room 5AB
12:30 – 1:30 PM MARVEL: FEAR ITSELF – The biggest comic book event of the year has everyone talking—but just want comes after it concludes? We’ve got the exclusive news here, with the big announcements that’ll change the future of the Marvel Universe—and set your favorite characters in exciting new directions. Be the first to know the biggest news of the weekend as the creators behind the comic blockbuster event answer your questions and leave you cheering! Join Senior Editor Steve Wacker, Senior Vice President C.B. Cebulski, Nick Spencer (Iron Man 2.0), and more for the news you can’t miss. Room 6DE
And to learn more about the Amazing Spider-Man and Ghost Rider, Spirit of Vengeance films, check out Sony’s panel on Friday, July 22nd at 2pm in Hall H!
Do yourself a favor True Believers, head on over to the San Diego Convention Center July 21st to the 24th. No fan can miss out on the fantastic line up of superstar talent, exciting panels, and loads of top secret information that Marvel will be dishing up in San Diego!
Can’t make it to the convention? Follow along on the Marvel Events App and events.marvel.com, the best way to get exclusive videos, real-time announcements from the convention floor and up-to-the-minute panel, in-booth, and signing schedules of all your favorite Marvel creators!
Greg Rucka, Barry Deutsch, Laura Hudson, and Shannon Wheeler sign at Powell’s Books on Thursday, July 14 from 7:00pm – 10:00pm!
The Eisner Awards are the highest honor in comics, and before the winners are announced at Comic-Con International later this summer, 2011 Eisner Award nominees and Portland residents Greg Rucka, Barry Deutsch, Laura Hudson, and Shannon Wheeler head to Powell’s Books (3723 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard, Portland, OR) to sign books and have a panel discussion about comic books and the Portland comic scene. We hope you’ll stop by!
Barry Deutsch: Cartoonist of “Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword,” yet another story about a troll-fighting 11-year-old Orthodox Jewish girl, nominated for Best Publication for Teens.
Laura Hudson: The editor-in-chief of the AOL blog ComicsAlliance, nominated for Best Periodical/Journalism.
Greg Rucka: Writer of “Stumptown,” a hard-boiled private eye comic set in Portland, and the story “Post Mortem” from Marvel’s “I Am an Avenger.” Nominated for Best Limited Series and Best Short Story respectively.
Shannon Wheeler: The creator of Too Much Coffee Man and New Yorker contributor presents his Eisner-nominated book of New Yorker rejects “I Thought You Would Be Funnier” in the Best Humor Publication category.
Greg Rucka and Matt Southworth sign on Friday, March 25, 2011 from 6pm-8pm.
Location: Bridge City Comics, 3725 N. Mississippi Ave., Portland, OR
Award-winning author Greg Rucka and rising superstar artist Matt Southworth will be on hand to sign copies of Stumptown, the brand new hard cover graphic novel collection of their four issue miniseries of the same name. Stumptown is a hard-boiled detective story about a female P.I. in Portland. Copies of Stumptown will be available for purchase during the signing.
In addition, Bridge City Comics is teaming up with Stumptown publisher Oni Press to produce a limited edition print, featuring brand new Stumptown artwork (created by series artist Matt Southworth), for sale only at this event!
Dex Parios is the proprietor of Stumptown Investigations, and a fairly talented P.I. Unfortunately, she’s less adept at throwing dice than solving cases. Her recent streak has left her beyond broke – she’s in to the Confederated Tribes of the Wind Coast for 18 large. But maybe Dex’s luck is about to change. Sue-Lynne, head of the Wind Coast’s casino operation, will clear Dex’s debt if she can locate Sue-Lynne’s missing granddaughter. But is this job Dex’s way out of the hole or a shove down one much much deeper?
Greg Rucka goes on a signing tour to support the release of the latest Queen & Country novel, The Last Run.
October 27, 2010 – 7:00 PM
Murder by the Book
3210 S. E. Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR, 97214
October 29, 2010 – 7:00 PM
Third Place Books
6504 20th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115
October 30, 2010 - Noon
Seattle Mystery Bookshop
117 Cherry Street in Pioneer Square, Seattle, WA 98104
November 3, 2010 - 7:00 PM
The Poisoned Pen
4014 N Goldwater Blvd. Suite 101, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
November 6, 2010 - 4:30pm
LA Mystery Bookstore
1036-C Broxton Ave, Los Angeles, CA
November 8, 2010 - 6:30pm
Murder by the Book
2342 Bissonet St, Houston TX 77005
Wednesday November 10 from 11am-3pm
4411 Lemmon Ave, Dallas, TX 75219
November 19-21, 2010
Miami Book Fair International
401 N.E. Second Avenue, Suite 4102 (Building 4, 1st Floor)
Miami, Florida 33132
Via The Source:
In addition to Ian Sattler and Group Editor Eddie Berganza, DC guests for the Emerald City ComiCon include: Brian Azzarello, Kurt Busiek, Sterling Gates, Patrick Gleason, Brandon Jerwa, Geoff Johns, Aaron Lopresti, Kevin Maguire, Doug Mahnke, Dustin Nguyen, Mike Norton, James Robinson, Greg Rucka, Philip Tan, Pete Tomasi, Eric Trautmann, Jen Van Meter, Len Wein, JH Williams III and Pete Woods.
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