Stan Lee & Joe Sinnott Receive Military Honors at RICC 2016

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Press Release:

United States Military Honors Comic Book Legends Stan Lee And Joe Sinnott At Rhode Island Comic Con

Providence, Rhode Island – On Veterans Day, representatives of the United States Army and Navy, along with chapters of the American Legion, the Marine Corps League, and Texas State Guard, surprised comic book icons Stan Lee and Joe Sinnott with military accolades.

Awards of appreciation and recognition were presented to Mr. Lee, 93, who served as a Sergeant in the US Army Signal Corps during World War II, at his VIP panel Friday night. Army Captain James R. Whitney, Navy Chief Petty Officer Kurt Anderson, their respective staffs and several former US Service members, imparted the honors.

Army Staff Sergeant Joshua Mitchell tendered an American flag to Mr. Lee at the request of Major General Anthony C. Funkhouser. The flag was flown in his honor on the occasion of Veterans Day “for his faithful service to our Nation as a United States Soldier during World War II.” MG Funkhouser is the Commanding General, Center for Initial Military Training, US Army Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Eustis, VA.

“Next to my marriage and the birth of my daughter. This is the most sensational moment in my life. I will never forget this…” Stated a very emotional Mr. Lee, “It is such an honor which I’m sure I don’t deserve.”

000_ricc-sinnott-tucciMr. Sinnott’s awards were handed out at a dinner attended by his family, friends and fans later on that evening. His flag was presented on behalf of MG Funkhouser who bestowed the title of “SEABEE For Life” to the sailor, 90.

After his older brother Sgt. Jack Sinnott, was tragically killed in action in France, Mr. Sinnott joined the US Navy Seabees shortly after his 18th birthday. He served in the bloody World War II Battle of Okinawa rising to the rank of Machinist Mate 3rd Class.

As restaurant patrons applauded with a standing ovation, the legendary artist who created thousands of comics for over sixty years, humbly confessed, “I’m speechless, I really am. This is just unbelievable. One of the greatest honors I’ve ever had. Thank You!”

In addition to the flags, certificates, challenge coins, plaques and “swagger sticks” of appreciation were also awarded to both veterans. “They got me mixed up with someone else” Mr. Lee said in disbelief. “But I can’t thank you enough and I will never forget this moment… We have the greatest military in the whole world.”

As uniformed service members past and present presented arms to a saluting Mr. Lee, he exclaimed to the teary-eyed audience, “If someone isn’t filming this, I’ll never talk to you again!”

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UK – Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #1 Signing

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Writer Kieron Gillen and artist Kev Walker will be signing the first issue of Star Wars: Doctor Aphra at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Wednesday 7th December at 6:00pm.

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra – Following her time in the clutches of Darth Vader, Doctor Aphra has barely escaped with her life. If he ever learns of her survival, he’ll hunt her to the ends of the galaxy. But for now, it’s time for a return to what she does best.

With the droids 0-0-0 and BT-1 in tow, she’s off in search of rare artifacts from the galactic center to the Outer Rim and everywhere in between. Aphra’s got debts to pay after all. Just as long as she can stay one step ahead of the Empire, some Bounty Hunters and just about everyone else in the galaxy!

Kieron Gillen came to attention as a comic writer with his collaboration with Jamie McKelvie, Phonogram. In 2014 the same partnership managed to find a way to make their brand of pop-comics sell, with the critical and commercial smash, The Wicked + The Divine. He’s worked for publishers including Marvel, Image and Avatar, on books as varied as Iron Man, Uber, THREE, Thor, Journey Into Mystery, Uncanny X-Men and many more. His acclaimed work on Marvel’s Darth Vader introduced the character of Doctor Aphra.

Kev Walker began his career on 2000 AD and Warhammer comics as well as a number of DC and Marvel titles. He is also noted for his illustrations for the collectible card game Magic: The Gathering.

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
0207 420 3666

IL – Iron Man/Lockwood & Co. Signing

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Authors Eoin Colfer and Jonathan Stroud appear at Anderson’s Bookshop on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 7:00 PM!

Two amazing middle grade authors for the price of one! The Irish Laureate of Children’s Books, Eoin Colfer, creates a brand new Iron Man story for the Marvel universe, and Jonathan Stroud brings the latest in his ghost-hunting series Lockwood & Co.!

EVENT DETAILS
This in-store event is free and open to the public. To join the signing line, please purchase the author’s latest book, Iron Man: The Gauntlet, or Lockwood & Co.: The Creeping Shadow from Anderson’s. To purchase your book, please stop into or call the Anderson’s Naperville location at (630) 355-2665, or click on the links below.

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Anderson’s Bookshop
123 W Jefferson Ave, Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 355-2665

MO – YA Authors Event

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Authors Eoin Colfer and Jonathan Stroud appear with moderator Ridley Pearson at the St. Louis County Library on Wednesday, November 9th at 7:00 PM.

Author of the popular Artemis Fowl series, Eoin Colfer will discuss “Iron Man: The Gauntlet,” the first chapter book in a new series about Marvel’s Invincible Iron Man. Jonathan Stroud, creator of the bestselling Bartimaeus trilogy, presents “The Creeping Shadow: Lockwood & Co. Book 4,” the latest book in his paranormal series about a ghost detective agency. The event will be an onstage interview moderated by St. Louis’ most popular adventure writer, Ridley Pearson.

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St. Louis County Library
1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis MO 63131
(314) 994-3300

NYC – Books of Wonder Signing

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Join Books of Wonder on Tuesday, November 8th at 6:00 PM in welcoming THREE authors of fantastic new middle grade novels as they present their newest works for your young readers. EOIN COLFER, JONATHAN STROUD, and JOSHUA KHAN will be on hand to read from their new novels and sign books for all of their fans,

Books of Wonder
18 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011
(212) 989-3270

MD – Iron Man/Lockwood & Co. Signing

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Authors Eoin Colfer and Jonathan Stroud appear at the Takoma Park Library on Monday, November 7, 2016 at 7:00 PM!

In Colfer’s Marvel adventure, Tony Stark, also known as Iron Man, is on his way to a party one night when he notices a supposedly missing US gunboat in the waters off an uninhabited Irish island. Upon investigating this strange occurrence, he uncovers a plot to sow mayhem at an ecology conference happening nearby. Does he even have a chance of saving the day without his fellow Avengers by his side?

In Stroud’s latest Lockwood & Co. installment, Lucy has been finding work as a freelance operative. Nevertheless, she is thrilled when Lockwood appears and asks for her help; her former coworkers are not, however, equally pleased with her return. Lucy must not only find the Source of the infamous Brixton Cannibal; she must see if she can make broken friendships whole again as well.

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

WI – Local Comic Shop Day 2016 Signing

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Author John Jackson Miller (Star Wars: A New Dawn, Star Trek: Prey) appears at House of Heroes Comics on Saturday, November 19th from 1:00 – 4:00 PM to celebrate Local Comic Shop Day 2016!

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House of Heroes Comics + Games
407 N Main St, Oshkosh, WI 54901
(920) 231-5500

MA – Mega Awesome 2016 Signing

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Press Release:

Rick Riordan, Eoin Colfer, Jonathan Stroud, Robert Beatty, and Joshua Khan appear on Sunday, November 6th from 2:00 – 5:00 PM. Tickets for this event include a copy of one of the authors’ new books (i.e. you do not need to purchase the book in addition to the ticket, unless you want more than one book). Make sure you select the ticket for the book you want! Also note that this Wellesley Books event will take place at Tenacre School in Wellesley.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Rick Riordan is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of over twenty novels for young readers, including the Percy Jackson series, the Kane Chronicles, the Magnus Chase series, and the Trials of Apollo. His latest book is the second installment of the Magnus Chase series.

Eoin Colfer is the internationally best-selling author of the Artemis Fowl series, which is in development as a film with the Walt Disney Studio, with Kenneth Branagh attached as director. His other novels include the WARP trilogy, Airman, Half Moon Investigations, The Supernaturalist, Eoin Colfer’s Legend of… books, The Wish List, Benny and Omar; and Benny and Babe. His new book is Iron Man: The Gauntlet, a Marvel YA novel.

Jonathan Stroud is the author of the Lockwood & Co. series as well as the New York Times best-selling Bartimaeus books, and the stand-alone titles Heroes of the Valley, The Leap, The Last Siege, and Buried Fire. His latest is Creeping Shadow, the fourth installment of the Lockwood & Co series.

Robert Beatty’s novel Serafina and the Black Cloak became a New York Times Bestseller the first week it was launched. He writes full-time now, but in his past lives, he was one of the early pioneers of cloud computing, the founder/CEO of Plex Systems, the co-founder of Beatty Robotics, and the chairman/CTO of Narrative Magazine. His new book is Serafina and the Twisted Staff, the latest in the Serafina series.

Joshua Khan was raised on the stories of heroes, kings and queens until there was hardly any room for anything else. With Shadow Magic, Joshua has created a world of ancient sorcery, magnificent forests, dark secrets and really, really big vampire bats.

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Tenacre Country Day School
78 Benvenue St, Wellesley, MA 02482
(781) 235-2282

WI – Halloween Comicfest 2016 Signing

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Author John Jackson Miller (Star Wars: A New Dawn, Star Trek: Prey) appears at Powers Comics on Saturday, October 29th to celebrate Halloween Comicfest 2016!

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Powers Comics & Collectibles
2180 S Ridge Road, Green Bay, WI 54304
(920) 884-8483

WI – Star Trek: Prey Signing

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Meet popular sci-fi author John Jackson Miller at Barnes & Noble on Saturday October 15, 2016 at 5:30 PM! We will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of Star Trek with the release of his new book Star Trek: Prey Book One. October is also Star Wars Reads Month, and John will be talking about his Star Wars books, too!

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Barnes & Noble – Fox River Commons
4705 West Grande Market Drive, Grand Chute, WI 54915
920-831-7880

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