Special Guests Appear at NJCE 2015


New Jersey Comic Expo (#NJCE) makes its debut this weekend on November 21st and 22nd with several special guests!

Best-selling and fan favorite superstar comic book artist Jim Lee will be making a rare appearance at NJCE on Sunday, November 22nd. Jim’s appearance at NJCE is his final U.S. convention appearance of the year! Attendees will have the chance to line up for a special TWO HOUR hour signing with a two-item limit! The signing will begin at 10AM and will be first come, first served.

Writer Garth Ennis, best known as the co-creator of the Vertigo comic Preacher with Steve Dillon, which is coming soon to AMC, and his fan beloved nine-year run on Marvel’s Punisher. So if you have a stack of the plethora of comics authored by Mr. Ennis, you may want to bring them to the 2015 NJCE, because this will be his ONLY appearance in the great state of New Jersey.

Superstar Comic Book artist John Cassaday will be making a rare appearance this weekend at the New Jersey Comic Expo! Appearing both Saturday & Sunday, John who most recently handled the art on the first six issues of Marvel’s flagship Star Wars book, will be signing books for fans and will also be available for meet & greet session via our VIP packages.

Angel and Person of Interest’s Amy Acker will be joining us on Saturday and Drea de Matteo (The Sopranos, Sons of Anarchy) and from Marvel’s Daredevil on NetFlix Peter Shinkoda and Tommy Walker will be there all weekend. In addition to signing autographs for fans (Additional fees apply) at their tables in our Celeb Signing Area we will also be offering the opportunity to have a professional photo with your favorite celeb taken by Epic Photo-Ops, the convention photo pros.

Other guests include: Mark Bagley, Frank J. Barbiere, Chris Batista, Ryan Bodenheim, Ivan Brandon, June Brigman, Jim Calafiore, Dennis Calero, Joe Caramagna, Paul Castiglia, Chris Claremont, Toby Cypress, Vito Delsante, Todd Dezago, Steve Ellis, The Fraim Bros, Bryan J.L. Glass, Justin Gray, Scott Hanna, Joe Harris, Edwin Huang, Jamal Igle, Jeff King, Joseph Michael Linsner, Shawn Martinbrough, Ben McCool, Mark Morales, Rags Morales, Rudy Nebres, Fabian Nicieza, Cary Nord, Carl Potts, Rodney Ramos, Tom Raney, Ivan Reis, Rod Reis, Dave Roman, Craig Rousseau, Fernando Ruiz, Buddy Scalera, Bob Schreck, Jeffery Shultz, Alex Simmons, Louise Simonson, Walter Simonson, Frank Tieri, Peter J. Tomasi, Ethan Van Sciver, Charles Paul Wilson III, and more! For the full guest list, tickets, and further details please check the website: www.newjerseycomicexpo.com

NYC – BlackJack Signing


Writer Alex Simmons and artists Scott Hanna, Jamal Igle, Tim Fielder, N. Steven Harris and Shawn Atkinson appear at JHU Comic Books on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 from 6:00 till 8:00 PM to sign his first epic mini series about his African-American, globetrotting soldier of fortune, is reprinted as part of Dover Publications new graphic novel series.

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32 East 32nd Street, New York, NY 10016
(212) 268-7088

NYC – Free Comic Book Day 2015


Rebekah Isaacs, Khary Randolph, Jamal Igle, and Reilly Brown appear at Royal Collectibles on Saturday May 2nd for Free Comic Book Day!

Royal Collectibles
96-01 Metropolitan Avenue, Forest Hills, NY 11375

NYC – Action Lab Signing


JHU Comic Books hosts a signing with the creators of Action Lab Entertainment on Saturday, October 11th at 8:00 pm! Guests include:

Xenia Pamfil (creator of Mishka and the Sea Devil) Her appearance is made possible by Romanian Cultural Institute in New York, as this is her only visit to NYC!

Dan Mendoza (Zombie Tramp Creator)

Jamal Igle (Molly Danger)

Vito Delsante (writer/ creator of Stray)

Sean Izaakse (Artist of Stray)

Anthony Ruttgaizer (writer/ creator of The F1rst Hero)

Eric Grissom (writer/creator of Planet Gigantic)

Jeremy Whitley (creator of Princeless)

Jeremy Dale (creator of SKYWARD)

Jason Martin (Zombie Tramp)

Marcus Williams (Artist of Hero Cats)

Mark Bertolini (creator/writer of Crimson Society)

Bill McKay (Artist of Night of the 80s Undead)

Laura Guzzo (Princeless)

Nick Marino (creator of Holy F*ck)

Aaron Conley (artist of Dark Horse comics’ Sabertooth Swordsman)

Amanda Coronado (Artist of Vamplets)

and some Surprise Guests!

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32 East 32nd Street, New York, NY 10016
(212) 268-7088

CA – Zombie Tramp Signing

ztArtist Jamal Igle and Zombie Tramp’s very own Dan Mendoza for an in store exclusive signing and sketch event on Saturday, July 19th at 10:00 am – 3:00 pm!

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Action Lab Entertainment’s Zombie tramp is already a huge hit. The successfully relaunched grindhouse hit will begin it’s celebration tour with a signing at Sphinx Comics, Cards and Collectibles in Riverside, California on Saturday, July 19. Sphinx Comics will be selling a limited edition variant cover drawn by none other than Molly Danger creator, Jamal Igle. Zombie Tramp creator Dan Mendoza will join Igle for the signing which takes place on the stores one year anniversary. Sphinx Comics co-owner Michael Marts said “They’re pretty amazing at what they do, and we’re excited about their appearance and the controversial nature of the cover they illustrated for our store.” The signing will take place from 10am until 3 pm.

Sphinx Comics, Cards and Collectibles became the nation’s first known deaf-owned comic book storefront when it opened in 2013. The cover, which features Zombie Tramp, Janey Bell removing a deaf zombie child’s Cochlear implant,while the child signs “I love you” is as much a personal statement for them as a celebration for their one year anniversary. Sphinx Comics will sell only 1,000 limited edition copies of Zombie Tramp with this select cover featuring American Sign Language. “This is a huge deal,” Marts said. “We won’t have this cover available anywhere else, nor will it be sold after this special celebration.”

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Sphinx Comics
7000 Indiana Avenue, Suite 119120, Riverside, CA 92506
(951) 543-4459

NJ – Free Comic Book Day 2014


Cliff Chiang, Jamal Igle, and Ian Dorian appear at WildPig Comics on Saturday May 3rd for Free Comic Book Day!

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Come help us celebrate WildPig Comic’s 15th Anniversary!

We’ll have tons of Free Comic Book Day Comics, huge sales on almost everything in the store (more info soon), and lots more!

Artist Appearances (11am – 3pm)
– CLIFF CHIANG (Wonder Woman, Human Target)
– JAMAL IGLE (Molly Danger, Firestorm)
– IAN DORIAN (Uncanny X-Force, Secret Avengers)

Raffle (2pm) with TONS of Prizes, including a GIANT SIZE X-MEN #1 (F)!
$1 – 1 Raffle Ticket
$5 – 6 Raffle Tickets
$10 – 14 Raffle Tickets

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WildPig Comics
14 South Michigan Avenue, Kenilworth, NJ 07033

Connecticut ComiCONN adds more Comic Legends to 3 Day 2014 Event

Connecticut ComiCONN

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Connecticut ComiCONN adds more Comic Legends to 3 Day Event!

Connecticut ComiCONN celebrates its 5th annual event with a move to the Webster Bank Arena and expands to a 3-Day event!

To meet the demands of its’ ever-growing fan base, Connecticut ComiCONN (a.k.a. ComiCONN) has moved to a larger venue and added additional days to its con to be held August 15-17 at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, CT.

ComiCONN has been providing fans of comic books, collectibles and cosplay an event to come out and celebrate their passion for years and is the Nutmeg State’s largest event of its kind. “ComiCONN has always been called “a show for the fans by the fans”, said ComiCONN organizer, Mitch Hallock, “For that reason we are assembling three days saluting the glory of comics with some of their greatest creators”.

This year’s confirmed guests for the show include: George Perez, David Finch, Jose Luis Garcia Lopez, Klaus Janson, Neal Adams, Denny O’Neil, Keith Giffen, Bob Layton, Lee Weeks, Franco, Howard Porter, Jerry Ordway, J.M. DeMatteis, Chris Giarrusso, Ann Nocenti, Rich Buckler, Frank McLaughlin, Paul Kupperberg, Tom Raney, Scott Hanna, Arthur Suydam, Howard Mackie, Ryder Windham, Bob Wiacek, Mark McKenna, Jamal Igle, Billy Tucci, Adam Wallentta, Todd Dezago, Jack Purcell, Melissa Benson, Bob Camp, Jim Salicrup, Danny Fingeroth and more. In addition to comic writers and artists, pop culture fans will be able to meet actors

As usual ComiCONN offers fans a shopping mecca for modern and vintage comic books, toys, movie props and memorabilia, artwork and gaming supplies. ComiCONN will also host panels, live music, costume and trivia contests for kids and adults and a whole lot more. Interested exhibitors can visit the website and learn on how to obtain spaces for this year’s giant-sized ComiCONN!

In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Connecticut ComiCONN. The latest developments can always be found on our website www.comiconn.com , Twitter, and Facebook pages.

NYC – Molly Danger Launch Party

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Jamal Igle appears at JHU Comics on Saturday October 12th, 2013 at 9:00 pm for the Molly Danger, Book One launch party!

Molly is the world’s most powerful 10-year-old girl and protector of the city of Coopersville. Copies of the graphic novel will be on sale for $19.99, with 25% of the proceeds to benefit Hero Initiative. The party, sponsored by Jerry’s Artarama, Strathmore and Artograph, runs from 9 p.m ’til midnight, and writer/artist Jamal Igle will be on hand to sign copies! Another great way to spend your con weekend and help raise money for Hero!

32 East 32nd Street, New York, NY 10016
(212) 268-7088

Hero Initiative Schedule for NYCC 2013

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Press Release:

Hero Initiative is traveling to the Big Apple to attend New York Comic Con at the Javits Center, October 10th-13th. Hero has a whole lot going on throughout the city to raise money for comic creators in medical and financial need.

Anchoring our booth throughout the weekend is artist Charlie Adlard (The Walking Dead). Charlie is journeying all the way from the UK to herald the release of The Walking Dead 100 Project. Make sure you get to the Hero Initiative booth, #1759, to get your copy and signature from Charlie!

In addition, Hero is the ONLY place to find the legendary Golden Age Superman artist Al Plastino. Make sure you come by from 1-7 p.m. on Friday ONLY to meet the man himself!

Hero Initiative is working after hours both Friday and Saturday nights so YOU can party! On Friday October 11th, Image Comics and Multiversity Comics team up to bring you THE BIG NYCC Party to help raise money for Hero Initiative. A $10 cover gets you in to The Houndstooth Pub located on 8th Ave. between 36th and 37th, just a three-block walk from the Javits Center. Be there starting at 8 p.m. to party with some great Image Comics talent! And everyone through the door is automatically entered into a raffle to win a copy of all of Image’s exclusives for NYCC 2013!

On Saturday October 12th, get to JHU Comics at 32 East 32nd St. for the launch party for Jamal Igle’s Molly Danger, Book One! Molly is the world’s most powerful 10-year-old girl and protector of the city of Coopersville. Copies of the graphic novel will be on sale for $19.99, with 25% of the proceeds benefitting Hero Initiative. The party, sponsored by Jerry’s Artarama, Strathmore and Artograph, runs from 9 p.m ’til midnight, and writer/artist Jamal Igle will be on hand to sign copies! Another great way to spend your con weekend and help raise money for Hero!

Back at the convention center, hit the Titan Books booth anytime after noon Saturday to get your “Frogs” print signed and numbered by legendary artist Jim Steranko! Jim will sign and number 100 prints for Hero, available at $20 each, only at the Titan booth, #2142.

All weekend long, make sure you swing by The Artist’s Choice, booth #N107 at the entrance to Artist’s Alley. A great variety of artists will be signing all weekend for donations to Hero Initiative. Artists include Chris Batista, Colleen Doran, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez,
 Ron Garney,
 Keith Giffen,
 Klaus Janson, 
Adam Kubert, 
Andy Kubert,
 Bob Layton,
 Steve McNiven, 
Jerry Ordway,
 George Pérez,
 John Romita Jr., 
Josef Rubinstein, 
Tom Smith,
 John Stanisci, and 
Dan Green. Please see The Artist’s Choice for specific dates and times.

And ALSO make sure you hit Splash Page Comic Art, booth #2405. They’ll be hosting signings all weekend with donations going to Hero Initiative. Artists include: Charlie Adlard, Lee Bermejo, Ken Kristensen, Michael Lark, M.K. Perker, Goran Sudzuka, and Joe Quinones. Please swing by the Splash Page Comic Art booth for specific dates and times.

Hero Initiative’s talent schedule for booth #1759 is:

THURSDAY, OCT. 10 (3:00-9:00 PM)

3:30-4:30: Charlie Adlard

FRIDAY, OCT. 11 (10:00AM-7:00 PM)

11:00-12:00: Charlie Adlard

11:00-12:30: Jerry Ordway

1:00-7:00: Al Plastino

SATURDAY, OCT. 12 (10:00AM-7:00 PM)

1:00-2:30: Charlie Adlard

3:00-4:00: John Arcudi + James Harren

SUNDAY, OCT. 13 (10:00AM-5:00 PM)

11:00-12:00: Charlie Adlard

About The Hero Initiative

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $500,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.

NYC – Molly Danger in the Club

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Artist Jamal Igle appears on the Comic Book Club with hosts Pete LePage, Justin Tyler, and Alex Zalben on Tuesday May 7, 2013 at 7:00pm! Admission is free!

Press Release:

Join us this tuesday for another incredibly super night of COMIC BOOK CLUB LIVE at Fontana’s! First show of the month after an awesome weekend of Iron Man 3, Free Comic Book Day, and Cinco De Mayo! This week we will be joined by Molly Danger comic artist Jamal Igle… As well as free comics, prizes and the week in geek!

105 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002

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