January 22, 2016 by Colin Solan
Filed under Animation, Collectibles, Comic Books, Comic Strips, Convention News, Kansas, Manga, Movies, Other, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Television, Top Stories, Video Games, Webcomics
Stan Lee, the guy who created and co-created hundreds of iconic superheroes, including Spider-Man, Iron Man, Incredible Hulk, and Thor, is coming to Planet Comicon Kansas City at Bartle Hall May 20, 21 and 22. The legendary former publisher of Marvel Comics is scheduled to sign autographs, pose with fans for photo opportunities, and appear on stage for a Q&A session.
“Every year the show gets better,” said Planet Comicon Kansas City founder and CEO Christopher Jackson. “We are incredibly excited and truly honored to have Stan Lee coming to Kansas City. He is a visionary who has brought a whole pantheon of modern mythology to life. The incredible imagination of Stan Lee fills our theaters, toy stores, and television screens.”
Planet Comicon Kansas City has exploded in popularity and attendance since moving to the monster space at Bartle Hall in 2012. The annual show draws legions of fans of superheroes, science fiction, animation, television, movies, fantasy, and gaming, with acres of interactive exhibits, live art, costumes, performances and collectibles.
Other celebrity guests already announced for Planet Comicon in 2016 include Edward James Olmos (Battlestar Galactica, Miami Vice), Eve Myles (Doctor Who, Torchwood), Sean Maher (Firefly), and Jason Mewes (Clerks, Mallrats). Other comic creator guests include Bill Sienkiewicz (Elektra: Assassin), Jason Aaron (Star Wars, Thor), Joe Staton (Green Lantern, Dick Tracy), Cullen Bunn (Uncanny X-Men, The Sixth Gun), Brian Hurtt (The Sixth Gun, Queen & Country), Matt Kindt (Rai, Ninjak), Don Rosa (Uncle Scrooge), Freddie E. Williams II (Batman/TMNT), Dennis Hopeless (Spider-Woman), Phil Hester (Green Arrow, The Flash: Season Zero), Rick Burchett (Lady Sabre, Batman Adventures), and more!
“We will continue to announce celebrity guests over the next few months,” Jackson said. “The final roster will include more than 25 celebrities who will be available to meet with their fans. Planet Comicon is designed for every fan in the family. We work for a great balance of comic book creators, celebrity guests, cosplay events, vendors, gaming, children’s activities, performances, and panel programming. That’s what has kept our event growing year after year.”
Last year’s Planet Comicon Kansas City drew a record-setting 54,000 fans to Bartle Hall, but Jackson expects the 2016 show to be the biggest yet.
Jackson noted that, “For the past two years, Planet Comicon has been on the same weekend as the Big 12 basketball tournament, which strained the limits of hotel rooms, parking, and other downtown accommodations. Our event has now moved to May, and we expect that to allow us to grow our show and improve the experience for fans even more.”
Tickets for Planet Comicon Kansas City will be available at the door. In addition, advance memberships that include admission to the event can be purchased at the Planet Comicon Kansas City website, www.planetcomicon.com. A limited number of Stan Lee autograph and photo packages will be available and can be pre-purchased on the website.
“This will be Mr. Lee’s first such appearance in Kansas City and we are extremely excited to welcome him as our guest of honor at Planet Comicon,” Jackson said. “We expect the Stan Lee packages to sell out in advance of the show, so fans who want to meet him should book their packages well ahead of time.”
Lee has appeared in more than 30 movies, including cameos in nearly every Marvel movie. He was recently named the most successful filmmaker of all time, as his legendary creations have grossed $15 billion worldwide.
FOUNDED IN 1999, PLANET COMICON KANSAS CITY is Kansas City’s largest and longest-running comic book convention and pop culture expo, featuring the best in comic books, fantasy, science fiction television and movies. Past Planet Comicon guests have included William Shatner, Stephen Amell, Lou Ferrigno, Adam West, Kenny Baker, Cary Elwes, Karen Gillan and many more. Memberships that include admission can be purchased on the event website, www.planetcomicon.com. Tickets will also be available at the door.
Comics legend Stan Lee, co-creator of Spider-Man, Avengers, X-Men, Fantastic Four, Iron Man, and more, appears at Barnes & Noble on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 2:00 PM to celebrate the release of “The Zodiac Legacy: The Dragon’s Return.” In this second illustrated novel of The Zodiac Legacy series, the dangerous dragon power only grows stronger within Jasmine, and Steven struggles to hold their ragtag team together. But as alliances become strained, the line between the “good guys” and the “bad guys” becomes blurrier and blurrier. And it all culminates in a major cliffhanger that readers won’t see coming!
Stan Lee will be here to hand out pre-signed copies of “The Zodiac Legacy: The Dragon’s Return.”
This is a wristbanded event
-1 book per person/ 1 wristband per person – no exceptions
-Wristbands and books are limited to 300
-Wristbands will be issued to customers who purchase the book from Barnes & Noble at The Grove beginning at 9am on January 30
-the wristband will allow you into the event area where Stan Lee will hand you a pre-signed book
-personalization will not be available
-photos will not be permitted
-No memorabilia please
Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Galaxy of Comics proudly presents comic book legend LEN WEIN (co-creator of Swamp Thing, Wolverine, Storm, Nightcrawler, Colossus) signing his new book, SWAMP THING #1, from DC Comics, Saturday, January 9th, 2016, from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM!
* Swamp Thing has received an ominous warning, and now he finds himself under attack from the forces of dark magic. These are more than just your average monsters—and there’s something much worse looming on the horizon for Alec Holland! Swamp Thing returns in an all-new series written by his co-creator, legendary writer Len Wein along with legendary artist Kelley Jones!
With a career spanning five decades, Eisner Award Winner LEN WEIN has been everything from comic book artist, writer and even Editor-in-Chief of Marvel Comics! And now the Galaxy of Comics has Len here to sign his new SWAMP THING!!!
So, stop by the Galaxy of Comics and chat with Len Wein and get your copy of SWAMP THING #1 signed!!
Galaxy of Comics
17306 Saticoy Street, Van Nuys, CA 91406
Writer Greg Pak (Incredible Hulk, Storm, Skaar, Action Comics, Code Monkey Save World) appears at Aw Yeah Comics on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 from 5:30 pm – 7:30 PM!
Aw Yeah Comics
313 Halstead Ave, Harrison, NY 10528
Dragon’s Lair has an extra special event planned for Saturday December 5th! We are proud to host not one, but two noted creators; Marjorie Liu will be here promoting her new masterpiece Monstress and Greg Pak will be here to promote the Dec 2 release of The Totally Awesome Hulk!
They will be available to meet and sign from 12-6pm, and we will have copies of their new comics available for purchase!
Dragon’s Lair Austin
2438 West Anderson Lane, Suite B-1, Austin, TX 78757
Writer Greg Pak (Astonishing X-Men, Skaar, Kingsway West) appears for a special event at Midtown Comics Downtown on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 7:00 PM to sign the first issue of Totally Awesome Hulk!
Midtown Comics Downtown
64 Fulton Street, New York, New York 10038
Watch The Man himself Stan Lee speak to a captivated audience at Boston Comic Con 2015 in a panel moderated by comic creator Jimmy Palmiotti and Stan’s manager Max Anderson. The event featured a special appearance by Stan’s best friend Ken Bald, Guinness World Record holder as the oldest living comic artist, and a phone call from Stan’s wife Joanie.
October 14, 2015 by Colin Solan
Filed under Animation, California, Comic Books, Comic Strips, Manga, Movies, Other, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Signing and Appearance Profiles, Television, Top Stories, Video Games, Webcomics
This is a wristbanded event. A wristband will be issued to customers who purchase *Amazing Fantastic Incredible: A Marvelous Memoir” at Barnes & Noble at The Grove beginning November 7th at 9am.
Stan Lee will not be signing any Memorabilia
About the book:
In this gorgeously illustrated, full-color graphic memoir, Stan Lee—comic book legend and co-creator of Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Avengers, the Incredible Hulk, Daredevil, and a legion of other Marvel superheroes—shares his iconic legacy and the story of how modern comics came to be.
Stan Lee is a man who needs no introduction. The most legendary name in the history of comic books, he has been the leading creative force behind Marvel Comics, and has brought to life—and into the mainstream—some of the world’s best-known heroes and most infamous villains throughout his career. His stories—filled with superheroes struggling with personal hang-ups and bad guys who possessed previously unseen psychological complexity—added wit and subtlety to a field previously locked into flat portrayals of good vs. evil. Lee put the human in superhuman and in doing so, created a new mythology for the twentieth century.
In this beautifully illustrated graphic memoir—illustrated by celebrated artist Colleen Doran—Lee tells the story of his life with the same inimitable wit, energy, and offbeat spirit that he brought to the world of comics. Moving from his impoverished childhood in Manhattan to his early days writing comics, through his military training films during World War II and the rise of the Marvel empire in the 1960s to the current resurgence in movies, Amazing Fantastic Incredible documents the life of a man and the legacy of an industry and career.
Barnes & Noble – The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30 Los Angeles, CA 90036
Hip-hop icon Darryl “DMC” McDaniels and writer Greg Pak (Totally Awesome Hulk, Storm, Batman/Superman) speak about comic books at St. John’s University on Monday October 5, 2015 from 1:50 – 3:15 PM in the D’Angelo Center Room 206!
St. John’s University
8000 Utopia Parkway, Queens, NY 11439
Writer Greg Pak (Planet Hulk, Action Comics, Storm, X-Men) appears at Mission: Comics & Art on Monday, September 21, 2015 at 6:00 PM for a signing and Q&A to celebrate his new comic Kingsway West and his new children’s book The Princess Who Saved Herself.
Mission: Comics & Art
2250 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110