SF – Sandman Overture Celebration


Artist JH Williams III appears at Isotope: The Comics Lounge on Saturday November 14, 2015 from 2:00 – 6:00 PM to sign SANDMAN OVERTURE!

Press Release:

Celebrating the greatest living comic artist working today – JH Williams III (SANDMAN OVERTURE, BATWOMAN, PROMETHEA) and the release of the biggest book of the decade, the SANDMAN OVERTURE DELUXE EDITION hardcover!

There are few people on planet Earth we love more than JH Williams III (if you like beautiful memories people share with their friends this will bring tears to your eyes) and together we’ve been quietly planning our event to celebrate the amazing SANDMAN OVERTURE for a long, long time. As Jim doesn’t make very many public appearances we know his visit is going to be *very* popular. The Isotope staff wants you all to have a wonderful experience meeting him and for everyone to get to create amazing memories of JH Williams III’s visit together. So we’re doing a duo of events as only the Isotope can to make sure everyone has a chance to meet one of the nicest and most talented people in all of comics! First up is a casual, daytime signing event for the under 21 crowd, and then an epic celebration later that evening for the folks who like our mix and mingle, bring-your-ID, after-dark events.

2pm – 6pm, Saturday November 14th

This intimate all-ages autographing session is completely free of charge and open to all. We want to ensure you have a completely unique and personal experience with Jim so we’re specifically tailoring this event to let you have a real moment to sit down with him. Jim will sign your SANDMAN OVERTURE hardcovers, PROMETHEA omnibii, BATWOMAN paperbacks, vintage CHASE comics, BLONDIE and THE SWORD albums, and anything else he’s ever worked on. We don’t even mind if you’ve bought them elsewhere, this isn’t about us, it’s about you and Jim getting to say “hi.” As this is sure to be a popular signing and we definitely want everyone to get time to actually talk with Jim so we kindly ask that you bring no more than 5 items for him to sign. On behalf of every one of us, thanks in advance!

8pm – Midnight, Saturday November 14th

Full details of this event will be announced on November 1st.

A 21+ event as only the Isotope can do! If you’ve been to an after-hours party at the Isotope before you know the great atmosphere and amazing crowd that will be turning out for this. This event has a casual backstage-after-the-show vibe and gives you all an opportunity to actually hang out and get to know Jim… the way we think an in-store appearance should truly be!

Attendees of this event get a free, Isotope exclusive, ultra-limited edition JH Williams III fine art print on acid-free/pH neutral 100% cotton rag Fabriano Watercolor Paper, lovingly printed using Epson’s archival UltraChrome inks with a lightfastness rating of over 200 years. Created specifically for this event by Williams and the Isotope, and available nowhere else on the planet, this hand-numbered print is suitable for framing… and… something even cooler!

We can’t wait to show you more!

Full details on SANDMAN OVERTURE AFTER PARTY w/ JH WILLIAMS III will be announced on November 1st.

Isotope – The Comic Book Lounge
326 Fell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 621-6543

SF – Comic Legends Signing


Cartoonists Roberta Gregory and Donna Barr appear at Isotope on Saturday, November 7th, 2015 from 3pm – 6pm!

Press Release:

Isotope proudly presents a special in-store event with legendary comic creators Roberta Gregory and Donna Barr!

The comics industry in 2015 is going through some amazingly positive mutations and here at the Isotope we can think of no better time to celebrate two legends of independent comics who altered the landscape of free expression in comics and paved the way for the world of comics as we know it today. As far back as the mid 70s Gregory and Barr lit that all-important spark at the forefront of today’s revolution in feminist, LGBT*, autobio, gender politics, anthrofluidity, and genre mashup fiction comics. We followers of the artform’s evolution are forever in debt to these true comix legends!

Roberta Gregory is the multiple award winning writer/artist best known for NAUGHTY BITS STARRING BITCHY BITCH, as well as DYNAMITE DAMSELS, WINGING IT, SHEILA AND THE UNICORN, ARTISTIC LICENTIOUSNESS, the popular LIFE’S A BITCH collection and also BITCHY BUTCH: WORLD’S ANGRIEST DYKE.

Donna Barr is a fellow multiple award winning writer/artist behind THE DESERT PEACH, and also the gorgeous STINZ series, HADER AND THE COLONEL, BOSOM ENEMIES, ZELL, SWORDDANCER, THE BARR GIRLS, the AFTERDEAD collections and also BOSOM ENEMIES.

Roberta and Donna are going to be shipping us a number of their rare books that are of the long-lost variety, as well as their print-on-demand books, and comics that we haven’t seen at a distributor in far too long. We invite you to come meet them, get some signatures and sketches, and be as inspired by them as we are!

Isotope – The Comic Book Lounge
326 Fell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 621-6543

SF – The Immaterial Girl Signing


Jamaica Dyer appears at Isotope on Wednesday, September 9th, 2015 from 3:00 – 7:00 PM!

Press Release:

Jamaica Dyer (of WEIRD FISHES and FOX HEAD STEW fame) is doing the backup story in one of the most popular comics in the entire industry, Kieron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie‘s upcoming PHONOGRAM: THE IMMATERIAL GIRL #2. We could not be more proud of her! Come get your copy signed, meet Jamaica, and hang out with us at our Smuggler’s Cove afterparty!

Jamaica is one of the Isotope’s most beloved creators of all. And we’ve done a lot of fun events with her over the years. From Isotope in-stores with Jamaica and the San Francisco Arts Commission, to our gallery shows to our live art shows, to these awesome Sequential Reporting of the SF music festival Noise Pop for the Isotope with Spin Magazine.

Isotope – The Comic Book Lounge
326 Fell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 621-6543

SF – The Last Days of American Crime Release Party


Writer Rick Remender signs at Isotope on Saturday, August 29th 2015 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM!

Press Release:

Isotope proudly welcomes Rick Remender, author of some of our favorite creator owned books including BLACK SCIENCE, DEADLY CLASS, LOW, FEAR AGENT, STRANGE GIRL, NIGHT MARY and what is sure to be one of the best books of the year TOKYO GHOST with the always brilliant Sean Murphy. Rick also has written some of the best Marvel comics of the last decade including UNCANNY X-FORCE, WINTER SOLDIER, CAPTAIN AMERICA, AVENGERS & X-MEN: AXIS, THE PUNISHER, and the coolest VENOM comic ever.

When we heard that one of our favorite Remender “lost treasures” THE LAST DAYS OF AMERICAN CRIME was coming back into print, we had to invite Rick in to celebrate with us. Check out more about this fantastic book here. Remender is a long time friend of the shop, he co-founded the Isotope’s famous Comic Rockstars Toilet Seat Museum and was our featured guest at our very first event ever, so we couldn’t be excited to have him back and as part of one of our most superstar-laden years ever!

We know Rick has a massive, rabid fanbase so we’re packing in two events for your convenience, a great daytime autograph signing session and a late night afterparty as only the Isotope can do!

Isotope – The Comic Book Lounge
326 Fell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 621-6543

SF – The Valiant Signing


Eisner-winning penciller/inker team Paolo Rivera and his father Joe Rivera (who have collaborated on titles including Daredevil, Superior Spider-Man Team Up, Action Comics, Batman: Black & White) appear at Isotope on Wednesday March 25, 2015 at 5:30 PM to sign the conclusion of THE VALIANT! Original artwork by the Riveras is available via Splash Page Comic Art.

Isotope – The Comic Book Lounge
326 Fell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 621-6543

SF – Image Event Signing


Emma Rios and Brandon Graham sign at Isotope on Saturday, January 10, 2015 from 1:00 – 5:00 PM!

Emma and Brandon will be rocking the Isotope’s drafting table with twin Sharpie action! Hanging out, sketching, signing, and having a great Saturday afternoon with us. These two artists represent everything we think is exciting about the future of comics. Stop on by and show these amazing creators some well-deserved love!

Emma Rios – One of the industry’s best! She draws so many of our favorite titles, including PRETTY DEADLY, CAPTAIN MARVEL, DOCTOR STRANGE SEASON ONE and the truly stunning COIL: A CLONE STORY.

Brandon Graham – Author / artist of KING CITY, MULTIPLE WARHEADS and the Image Comics science fiction juggernaut PROPHET.

Isotope – The Comic Book Lounge
326 Fell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 621-6543

SF – Savage Dragon #200 Signing


Erik Larsen, legendary comic creator and Image Comics co-founder, appears at Isotope – The Comic Book Lounge on Wednesday December 10, 2014 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM to celebrate the 200th issue of SAVAGE DRAGON!

Savage Dragon creator Erik Larsen has been in the comics business for over 25 years and shows no signs of slowing down. He has worked for most of the major publishers on titles including Amazing Spider-Man, Aquaman, The Punisher, Wolverine, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and more. He is the creator/writer/artist of Savage Dragon and former Publisher of Image Comics, the company he helped found in 1992 alongside notorious creators Todd McFarlane, Rob Liefeld, Jim Lee, Marc Silvestri, and Jim Valentino.

Isotope – The Comic Book Lounge
326 Fell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 621-6543

SF – Supergods Signing

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Grant Morrison signs on Saturday, August 6th, 2011 from 2:00PM – 5:00PM!

Press Release:

In celebration of Grant’s upcoming SUPERGODS: What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human non-fiction hardcover from Spiegel & Grau, the man himself and we here at the Isotope will rocking San Francisco’s collective worlds with an event of truly mythological proportions!

SUPERGODS explores the history of fictionalized super-powered beings from their inception at the dawn of the 20th century to today, examining the quite profound affect these icons have had on worldwide cultural movements, the political climates that drove their emergence and evolution, what these spiritual touchstones mean for the modern age, and where (with their help) humanity goes from here. From the four ages of superheroic zeitgest and beyond, Grant anatomizes superhero history all the while synthesizing a memoir of his own personal journey, one of a writer’s dedication to this epic, near-century-long narrative and of a dimensional pioneer who found a way to penetrate the superworld… and to come back with its stories.

So come, join us in welcoming Grant Morrison back to San Francisco in the highest of high style! We are truly honored to get to host him here at the Isotope once again.

As always, we want as many of you to get to know Grant as well as we do, so we’re hosting a daytime signing event for the under 21 crowd, and also an epic celebration that night for the folks who like our bring-your-ID after dark events. And yes, for that over 21 crowd, we will be rocking your worlds with another completely new ultra-limited edition commemorative glass (check out the Grant Morrison Pint Glass we made with the help of Cameron Stewart from our event in 2006)… take a peek and revel in the glory of the Grant Morrison SUPERGODS Commemorative Lowball with best-of-both-worlds artwork by Sonia Harris and Cameron Stewart! As per Grant’s publisher’s request, these events are for folks who purchase a copy of SUPERGODS, which posed a unique challenge for us to accommodate both our styles of events… and also the crowds that will no doubt be wanting to join us! With that in mind, we’re thrilled with the solution we’ve devised, simply bundling a copy of SUPERGODS with every pass and keeping that price at exactly the cost of the awesome items you get to take home with you. Nice!

2pm – 5pm, Saturday August 6th
A daytime all-ages autographing session with Grant Morrison that is open to all! To attend this event, please select the Daytime Signing option. Your ticket will include a copy of the SUPERGODS hardcover ($28 cover price). As per his publisher’s request, you may also have Mr. Morrison sign up to 2 additional items.

8pm – 12am, Saturday August 6th
Celebrating the release of Mr. Morrison’s latest and his return to SF with a 21+ event as only the Isotope can do! To attend this event, please select the SUPERGODS CELEBRATION option. Your ticket will include a copy of the SUPERGODS hardcover ($28 cover price) and also an exclusive Grant Morrison SUPERGODS Commemorative Lowball cocktail glass (priceless!).

Isotope Lounge
326 Fell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

SF – Jonah Hex Party

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Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner and Darwyn Cooke celebrate with iFanboy and the Isotope Lounge’s Jonah Hex party.

When: Saturday April 3rd, 7-Midnight
Where: 326 Fell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

SF – JLA Cocktail Party

October 15, 2009 by  
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James Robinson signs TONIGHT

In honor of James Robinson and Mark Bagley’s up-coming run on JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA, the Isotope, along with our friends at Details Magazine and Warner Brothers, are taking over the entire second floor of San Francisco’s legendary Bloomingdale’s for a massive bash of truly monolithic proportions. Yes… you read that correctly!

Join us for an evening of cocktails, DJs, gourmet finger foods, and fabulous high fashion. Witness Christopher Nolan’s screen-used Batman suit as well as the Catwoman, and Two-Face costumes straight from the silver screen. And best of all…

… come meet the mighty James Robinson, author of SUPERMAN, JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRY FOR JUSTICE, NEW WORLD OF KRYPTON, and STARMAN for his first ever SF Bay Area signing! And don’t forget to pick up James and Mark Bagley’s first issue of JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA the very next week!

Isotope & Details Magazine Present:
James Robinson @ Bloomingdale’s
Wednesday, October 14th 2009 6pm – 8pm (Tonight!)
San Francisco

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