Mystery Society Tour

Steve Niles is going on a signing tour across the United States to celebrate Mystery Society #1!  Check out the schedule below for a store near you!

To celebrate Mystery Society #1, Steve is going on a signing tour across the United States! Check out the schedule below for a store near you!

Fri. 5/28 2-6 PM
Larry’s Comics
66 Lakeview Ave, Lowell, MA 01850
978-459-5323

Sat. 5/29 3-5 PM
Midtown Comics
200 W. 40th Street, New York, NY 10018
646-421-2021

Wed. 6/2 6-8 PM
Ssalefish Comics
3242 Silas Creek Parkway SW, Winston Salem, NC 27103-3010
336-499-3910

Thurs 6/3 noon-2pm
Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find
1957 E. 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28204

Fri-Sun 6/4-6
Heroes Con
Charlotte, NC 28204

Tues. 6/8 4-7 PM
Hometown Comics
110 East Vandalia, Edwardsville, IL 62025
618-655-0707

Wed. 6/9 2-4 PM
Lone Star Comics #1
1215 S. Cooper St, Arlington, TX 76010
(817) 265-0491

Wed. 6/9 6-8 PM
Lone Star Comics #3
3501 Gus Thomasson Rd. #51, Mesquite, TX 75150
(972) 681-2040

Thurs 6/10 7-9 PM
Madness Games & Comics
3000 Custer Road, Suite 150, Plano, TX 75075
972-943-8135

Fri. 6/11 4-7 PM
Bedrock City Comics
6517 Westheimer, Houston, TX 77057

Sat. 6/12 Noon – 2 PM
Hastings
2020 Georgia, Amarillo, TX 79109

Sat. 6/12 6-8 PM
Hastings
5526 Bosque BLVD, Waco,TX 76710
254-772-6687

6/17 Thurs. 9-10 PM
New Dimension Comics
20550 Route 19 – Piazza Plaza, Cranberry Twp, PA 16066
Phone: (724)-776-0433

6/18 Fri. 4-7 PM
New Dimension Comics
Century III Mall, 3075 Clairton Rd. #940, West Mifflin, PA 15213
Phone: (412)-655-8661

6/19 Sat. TBA
Coliseum Of Comics
3159 W. Vine St, Kissimmee, FL 34741
407-870-5322

6/19 Sat. TBA
Coliseum Of Comics, 3201 East Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32803
407-228-1210

Win an Adam Hughes Original Sketch at Heroes Con!

Posted by Allison Sohn: Up for auction is the opportunity to get an original, one of a kind convention sketch from comic artist Adam Hughes. See the link below to bid.

Win an Adam Hughes Original Sketch at HeroesCon!

Expires on: May 31, 201019:07:35 PDT

As many collectors  and fans know, Adam is renowned for his cover art on such books as Catwoman and Wonder Woman, as well as limited run covers for such titles as Power Girl, the Legion of Super Heroes, Joss Whedon’s Serenity, and assorted Star Wars projects, to name but a few. His designs for Sideshow Collectibles Marvel Comiquette Statues as well as DC Direct’s Women of the DCU busts and Covergirls statue series are much sought after and enjoyed. This auction is YOUR chance to have one of Adam’s pieces added to your collection, and not just any piece. The artwork you win will be a fully rendered sketch of the character of your choice. The images attached to this auction are an example of the quality of work that the winner can expect to receive.

To participate in this auction, you must meet the following criteria: the artwork must be collected from Adam in person by the winner at the upcoming Heroes Con  in Charlotte, North Carolina. The dates of the convention are June 4th to the 6th. You must be an attendee at the show, and be able to provide photo ID proving you are the same individual that won this auction. No one else will be allowed to pick up this artwork; so please if you do not plan on being at the Heroes Con, do not bid. We cannot make exceptions. You must be able to pay in full via paypal at the close of this auction or make arrangements to pay in cash at the opening of the show. Failure to do so will result in a second chance offer being sent out to the next highest bidder.

The following restrictions will also apply to this auction: Your request may be of a single character of your choosing. Adam reserves the right to add any complimentary characters that he may feel completes the piece of artwork. The artwork will be completed in gray-scale marker as all of Adam’s convention sketches are, with painted highlights added as Adam deems it necessary. The examples included with this auction may look like color was used; Adam achieved this effect using a combination or warm and cool gray tones markers. The artwork will be 11 by 14 inches, and all materials used are archival in quality.  No lewd requests will be accepted, nor any content deemed to be offensive. If you ask for something that is either of these, we will politely ask you for a second choice for the subject of your sketch.

Your artwork will be completed at Heroes Con, on the first day of the show (if Adam is able- Friday is a half day and seems to end very quickly!), unless other arrangements are made. For example; if you only plan on attending on Sunday, and would like to watch your sketch being worked on, we can move your piece to the first sketch of Sunday.  Something to keep in mind about Heroes Con: they have an art auction of their own. Adam will likely spend most of Saturday trying to complete a piece of art for the Heroes Con auction, which may cut back significantly on the number of sketches he will be able to complete during the show. So this auction may be one of only a few drawings he will be able to get done that weekend. Adam or myself will be in touch with you prior to the convention to talk about your sketch request. You can pick up your artwork from our table at any time during the weekend. However, if you neglect to collect your sketch, you will forfeit it. We cannot be responsible for shipping unclaimed artwork at the end of the show, and as stated earlier, the art MUST be picked up by the auction winner; no substitutions will be allowed.

Thank you for your participation in this auction. I know many people would like us to do this sort of thing for other shows, and even simply to provide Adam’s fans with a source for sketches outside of conventions. This is something we will consider in the coming months. But for now, we are looking forward to the trip to Charlotte, and Heroes Con, and wish everyone the best of luck in the auction!

Heroes Con Welcomes New Guests & Old Friends

Press Release: Heroes Convention is preparing for one of the LARGEST Guest Lists in it’s 28 year history this June 4-6!  Pack your bags and gas up the car, because this will be one of our greatest shows of all time!  Making their First Appearance at Heroes Con this year are J. Scott Campbell, Brian Bolland, Humberto Ramos, Jimmy Cheung, and Rob Liefeld!  They’ll be joining the Heroes Con Family of regular All-Stars like Adam Hughes, Tony Harris, Frank Cho, Brandon Peterson, Mark Brooks, Tommy Lee Edwards, Phil Noto, Cully Hamner, and tons more!!

Long-time favorites like Ron Garney, Rick Leonardi, and Michael Golden are returning, as well as West Coast heavy-hitters like Mike Mignola, Tim Sale, Dustin Nguyen, Eric Canete, and Sean “Cheeks” Galloway.  It’s insane!!  Now we just have to figure out where to put everybody!  One thing is for sure, this all points to a stellar Art Auction on Saturday night!!

Also in 2010, Indie Island is stronger than ever with Jill Thompson, Evan Dorkin, Scott Morse, Jim Mahfood, and Kate Beaton onboard!  Like in previous years, there will be lots of exclusive artwork for Indie Island and always the coolest t-shirts!  In addition to the new wave of Indie folks, we’ll also host some of the all-time greats of the Independent Creators like James O’Barr, David Mack, Brian Pulido, and Joseph Michael Linsner!  It’s a powerhouse lineup this year!!
And, yes, even with EVERY artist in the comics industry in attendance (nearly!), we also get to have some of the most awesome writers in the world at Heroes Con, like Bill Willingham, Mark Waid, Christos Gage, Steve Niles, Jeff Parker, and the legendary Roy Thomas!
One thing we always try to do is to bring in the Artists and Writers that we get the most requests for, and this year we’re REALLY excited to have lined up several of the MOST requested of all time!  In addition to Campbell, Bolland, and Willingham, we can also confirm Kevin Maguire is finally making his first appearance at Heroes Con!  Joining Kevin in making their much-desired first appearance is Ben Templesmith, Todd Nauck, and Talent Caldwell!  It’s great to have these guys at Heroes Con!
As always, we could stage a major Battle Royal between all the Heavy Hitters from DC and Marvel at the show!  This year, from Marvel Comics we have Steve Epting, Mike McKone, Tom Raney, Mike Choi, and Skrappy Skottie Young!  From DC Comics, we have the Ever-Lovin’ Ethan Van Sciver, Mark Bagley, Billy Tucci, and Stephane Roux!  Lucky for us, if a Pier-Six Brawl should break out, we’ll have grappler Mick Foley in the house to keep things under control!  Mick (better known to some as Cactus Jack or Mankind) will be here on Saturday to make a big announcement at the 12 Gauge Comics booth!
For the full run down on the Guest List, just visit us here…
And, always keep up to date with the Heroes Convention news here…
There’ll be information and previews of exclusive art by J. Scott Campbell, Mike Mignola, and Skottie Young coming within the next few days!  There’s also 2-3 surprise guests in the works that we can’t announce just yet, so keep checking in!
See you at HEROES CONVENTION 2010, June 4-6!!!

Choker Creators Coast-to-Coast Tour

Comic artist Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night, Fell) and writer Ben McCool are on tour to promote their new title, Choker. Templesmith writes on his blog, “This year, you pretty much won’t be able to escape me. (Sorry.) In addition to all these dates for CHOKER #1 and #2, I’ll also be around Chicago for C2E2 as well as NYCC and Heroes Con down in North Carolina. And of course, the big one, SDCC.” He goes on to say that McCool will be on hand for several of the appearances as well. There’s a guarantee of at least one Ben per signing!

 Larry’s Comics in Lowell, MA commissioned an exclusive variant cover of the first issue (pictured at right). It has been delayed because of a printing error but New England fans should be on the lookout for it to get signed at Templesmith’s appearance at Boston Comic Con in April.