Wondercon 2013 Con Report!

On March 29-31, 2013, Anaheim was home to Wondercon 2013! With the decision to keep Wondercon in Anaheim this year, I couldn’t help but wonder if this was a permanent move. The numbers seem to support that decision, with record numbers attending the show, backing with CCI’s reputation of entertaining fans with celebrities, comic book superstars, and amazing vendors! In addition, it’s proximity to Disneyland is always a big plus for any guy wanting to entertain the whole family.

The show floor was bigger this year, almost replicating the 2 show floor model that ECCC used this year. Also, the huge convention center dome was used to house movie and TV stars to promote their latest works. It was definitely a well run show, and this reporter definitely had a great time talking to fans, artists, and celebrities. Wondercon definitely put on a great show, and whether it’s in Anaheim or San Francisco, and I can’t wait for next year!

Now, on to the amazing things I got to see at the show:

Welcome to Wondercon 2013!

My first stop: joining the long line of fans for the Wondercon exclusives of Mondo!

Ron Lim signing some Thanos related books in Artist Alley.

Jim Steranko signing some Nick Fury books at his booth.

Admiring the beautiful Arrow statue on display at the DC booth…

 

And then bumping into some fans on the show floor.

 

The awesome display at the Oblivion booth.

And a Rocketeer behind the banner posing for fans.

Shredder and Deadpool yelling and random people on the floor. Instant comedy.

Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld sketching for fans all weekend.

Kristin Kreuk posing for photographers at Wondercon for Beauty and the Beast!

A Superman fan dressed up for the premiere for Superman Unbound.

Batman rogues running amuck at Wondercon.

Scott Snyder, Jim Lee, and Alex Sinclair, signing at the DC booth at the end of the day.

Marc Silvestri sketching for fans all weekend on his birthday!

Stan Lee came by and wishing Marc a happy birthday!

An amazing Witchblade cosplayer delighting Marc and his fans!

Excited fans waiting in line for Pac Rim.

I got to meet the talented artist Ethan Castillo in the Dan Slott line! Here’s a piece that was inspired by Humberto Ramos.

Dan Slott showing Scott Snyder some love at his signing.

The cast of Revolution sharing a laugh at Wondercon.

Mark Waid talking to the Boom Studios crew.

Humberto Ramos working on a commission at Wondercon.

The crowd waiting for Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing panel.

Joss Whedon and the Much Ado about Nothing cast at their Sunday morning panel.

Olly Moss and Mike Mitchell signing at the Mondo booth!

The Arrow cast pose for pictures at Wondercon!

Packed house, even on Easter Sunday!

Speaking of Easter, only Wondercon can get zombie Jesus and PSY together.

And now, onto some more cosplay pictures.

Cute dogs get so much love.

Ghost Rider judging attendees.

C is for cookie (and comics)!

Yoshi and Mario hanging out on the show floor.

DOOOM!

Rocky VII?

Stay Puft Marshmallow Man!

An awesome paper Mario.

The best Guy Gardner costume I’ve ever seen.

One. Punch.

 

The coolest spot at Wonder Con.

 

The couples that cosplay together, stay together.

He-Man and She-Ra!

Cyclops and Jean Grey!

Spidey and Deadpool teamup!

Don’t get on the list! Don’t miss out on Wondercon next year!

Scene on the Web: New York Comic Con 2012 Digest #2

This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series Scene on the Web: New York Comic Con 2012

Lots more NYCC goodness coming your way.


Scene on the Web: New York Comic Con 2012 Digest #2

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RT @thepuffytaco: Met @HannahMinx today! Super Kawaii! And very nice! #NYCC #fb http://pic.twitter.com/chAmta1vMiss Hannah Minx
@kyledhiggins #NYCC 2012 http://twitpic.com/b3qzvmD ^.^
This CarolDanvers CaptMarvel piece will be at tonight’s @NY_Comic_Con charity auction for St.Jude’s. #NYCC http://twitpic.com/b3r47zTodd Nauck
NYCC Friday commission: other viking mouse Inked at breakfast & done! http://twitpic.com/b3r4vxDavid Petersen
Wow…People waiting to get into #NYCC. http://pic.twitter.com/iJl6AWC5Jeanette Aulet
This is the youngest cosplayer we have seen at #NYCC…this little guy is only 3 months old and dressed as Robin! http://pic.twitter.com/s0pH3qPeDC Comics
My #NYCC schedule for today: 11a-12n Artist’s Alley Table K9 12:30p-1:30p BIG announcement at @IDWPublishing panel Rm1A21 3p+ K9 again.Fred Van Lente
NYCC 2012: Jim Lee and Scott Snyder Invade the Superman Paneldcentertainmenttv

Scene on the Web: New York Comic Con 2012 Digest #1

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series Scene on the Web: New York Comic Con 2012

It has begun! The 2012 edition of the New York Comic Con got underway yesterday. We’ll be adding lots of links, photos, videos, etc. here so keep checking back.


Scene on the Web: New York Comic Con 2012 Digest #1

Storified by Convention Scene · Fri, Oct 12 2012 07:21:56

The ‘after’ to #NYCC pre-show Day 1! http://instagr.am/p/QpoZhbvOpP/New York Comic Con
Arrow/@amellywood Arrow statue is coming – as seen at @DCComics booth at #NYCC. #arrow http://pic.twitter.com/yJ4X8iM0Eric Goldman
Capcom ‘resurrects’ Darkstalkers at NY Comic Con | BitbagPerhaps coming as a little bit of a surprise, Capcom made their opportunity with this year’s announcement at Comic Con being a re-mastered Darkstalkers 2 and 3 digital pack aptly named – Darkstalkers Ressurection. The Darkstalkers franchise has (unfortunately) never been as popular as its Street Fighter brothers and sisters, the one where Capcom hoped it would be.
New York Comic Con Returns To Javits CenterNEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – If you see more Jedi Knights, Whovians, or Trekkies in the city, there’s a very good reason. WCBS 880′s Marla Diamond On The Story New York Comic Con is underway at the Javits Center (West 34th Street and 11th Avenue). It’s where mild-mannered people become superheroes.
New York Comic Con 2012 day one – live updatesThe seventh annual New York Comic Con is under way in Manhattan with more than 115,000 fans, exhibitors and stars due to attend the cult convention. Follow updates here* Amanda Holpuch previews Comic Con
DC Comics Announces a New Superman Book!Today, on the first day of the New York Comic-Con, DC Comics made one of the biggest announcements since the relaunch of their entire line. The world’s bestselling comic book artist and DC Co-Publisher Jim Lee is teaming up with literary comics favorite Scott Snyder will be teaming up to launch a brand new, ongoing Superman title in 2013.
NEW YORK: Redbubble’s First Pop-up Store Debuts at New York Comic Con 2012 | Business Wire | Rock Hill Herald OnlineRedbubble Pty. Ltd. today opened its first physical pop-up shop at Comic Con booth #849. Their subsidiary, Redbubble, Inc. is the host of a global online marketplace that facilitates the sale of authentic, amazing art on everyday products/canvasses from over 225,000 independent artists.
Hasbro Reveals Transformers Prime Beast Hunters at New York Comic Con – First Official Look at Predaking Beast Mode TransformersHasbro Reveals Transformers Prime Beast Hunters at New York Comic Con – First Official Look at Predaking Beast Mode By Jack on Thursday, October 11, 2012 Hasbro Reveals TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS at New York Comic Con The Hunt Begins in 2013 as OPTIMUS PRIME and the AUTOBOTS Face an Unprecedented New Foe in the TRANSFORMERS PRIME Animated Series and Beyond New York Comic Con 2012 In a packed room filled with TRANSFORMERS fans, Hasbro, Inc.
New York Comic Con: Guillermo del Toro to produce ‘Pacific Rim’ prequel graphic novelGuillermo del Toro’s forthcoming sci-fi spectacular Pacific Rim will tell the tale of ginormous robots called Jaegers that protect the world from equally ginormous monsters known as Kaiju.
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NYCC Unveils Comic Poster for Schwarzenegger’s ‘The Last Stand’NYCC Unveils Comic Poster for Schwarzenegger’s ‘The Last Stand’ The New York Comic-Con is in full swing right now, and while we won’t have any coverage from the convention in The Big Apple, we’ll do our best to bring any big stories that come from the convention itself.
H’wood looks east to Gotham Comic Con – Entertainment News, Film News, Media – VarietyWith more than 115,000 attendees expected to fill the Javits Center over the next four days when it kicks off today, New York Comic Con has evolved into another important platform for studios and TV networks to promote their upcoming projects. . Film News from the entertainment source: Variety.
New York Comic Con 2012: What You Need to KnowNew York Comic Con opens today, as 100,000-plus attendees – more than a few in lavish, outrageous costumes – descend on Manhattan’s Jacob…
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MorrisonCon Con Report!

October 7, 2012 by  
Filed under Con Reports and Photos, L.A. Sequential, Nevada

Enter a world full of comics, chaos, wonder, and Grant Morrison.

The Hard Rock casino in Las Vegas was home to the inaugural MorrisonCon on September 29-30, 2012. Going in, I had no idea what to expect from this show. I knew that 10 of the biggest names were special guests, including Grant Morrison, frequent collaborators Frank Quitely, Darick Robertson, and Chris Burnham, along with comic superstars Robert Kirkman, Jim Lee, Jason Aaron, Jonathan Hickman, and Gerard Way. Also invited were Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn, Chronicle writer Max Landis, and musical guests Jimmy Urine and Akira the Don.

The crowd waiting for the start of MorrisonCon.

James Sime greeting the crowd for the “Inaugural Awakening”.

The energy of the crowd was palpable the minute I set foot in the main room. James Sime, the founder of Isotope Comics, stirred up the crowd with frenetic energy, setting up an introduction to Grant Morrison, who immediately proceeded to introduce Chris Burnham and Frank Quitely, and went straight into talking about upcoming artwork with their respective projects. It was fascinating to see the thought processes of the artists, and how they each interpreted Grant’s scripts and how it translated on to a page. Shortly after, Darick Robertson also joined the trio, and gave his take on working with Grant.

Darick Robertson, Grant Morrison, Chris Burnham, and Frank Quitely discussing comics.

The next panel involved Jonathan Hickman (Fantastic Four), JH Williams (Batwoman), Jason Aaron (Wolverine and the X-Men, Avengers vs. X-Men), Robert Kirkman (Walking Dead, Invincible), and Grant Morrison talking about the comic book writing process. From talking about approach to plotting out storylines, to being aware of page turns for reader shock value, to working with different artists and how they might interact with different story tellers, it was a fantastic panel to gain insight from 5 of the biggest writers in comics today.

Jonathan Hickman, JH Williams III, Jason Aaron, Robert Kirkman and Grant Morrison talking about what they do best: writing.

And since you can’t have comics without art, the following panel featured Chris Burnham, Frank Quitely, JH Williams III, Darick Robertson, and Jim Lee. The artists talked about influences, how they go about laying out pages, to new artists in comics that they personally enjoy. And of course, you can’t have an artist panel without art. Each artist chose a random guest’s sketchbook to draw in, and it was awesome to see them sketch away.

Chris Burnham, JH Williams III, Darick Robertson, and Jim Lee enjoying Frank Quitely drawing Supersize Man.

After an hour lunch break, the show continued with a musical based panel, featuring Akira the Don, Gerard Way, Darick Robertson, Grant Morrison, JH Williams III, and Jimmy Urine. It was awesome to see the panelists talk about how music was so intertwined in to their comics, from Gerard Way talking about listening to Tarantula by the Smashing Pumpkins while scripting an entire issue of Umbrella Academy, to the first concerts they’ve all attended, to an improptu performance of I Wanna Hold Your Hand by Darick, Grant and Akira which brought the crowd to their feet.

Gerard Way: I think I got into music, because… the sex that I already wasn’t having, I wanted to intensify that… Did you guys take a look at me when the band started? I was trying to get as far away from sexual activity.

The last panel of the show for me was the movie panel, featuring Max Landis, James Gunn, Darick Robertson, and Grant Morrison. Although the panel did get sidetracked at times, it was awesome to see James Gunn and Max Landis debating whether Chronicle was a superhero film and what defines a super hero, as well as Landis arguing with Darick Robertson on what he felt was a huge flaw of The Boys.

Grant Morrison: Superheroes aren’t a genre, which is mistake people often make… They’re an ingredient, not a genre. That’s why they’ll last forever.

On top of these amazing panels, there was also creator signings, where you actually had a reserved spot for a specific writer or artist, and you actually got to talk with them for more than the 10 seconds you’re usually alotted at usual cons. That to me was one THE highlight of the show, and I felt it was completely awesome that the artists and writers would embrace the idea, and enjoyed interacting with fans in a more intimate setting.

Grant Morrison chatting with a fan, while the line awaits with anticipation.

This show was definitely a one of a kind experience, and I believe is something all comic fans should definitely try attending once in their lifetime. If you ever wanted an comics show that was purely comics based, this is it. With rumors that this show could come back in the future, I’d definitely keep my eye out when tickets go on sale.

Kia and DC Presenting 8 Justice League-Themed Vehicles at NYCC 2012, SDCC 2013, and WonderCon 2013 to Benefit “We Can Be Heroes”

We Can Be Heroes

Press Release:

KIA MOTORS AND DC ENTERTAINMENT BAND TOGETHER TO CREATE A FLEET OF JUSTICE LEAGUE-INSPIRED VEHICLES FOR HUNGER-RELIEF EFFORT

Legendary Comic Artist Jim Lee is Overseeing the Creative Direction of Eight Individually Customized and Characterized Superhero Vehicles to be Unveiled at Major Events Around the Country Over the Next Ten Months

  • Batman-themed Optima will be first to be unveiled the same week as New York Comic-Con on October 10
  • As part of the partnership, Kia is teaming up with DC Entertainment’s “We Can Be Heroes” campaign to help fight hunger in the Horn of Africa

IRVINE, Calif., Oct 3, 2012 - Kia Motors America (KMA), one of the fastest-growing car companies in the U.S has joined forces with renowned comic book publisher DC Entertainment, to bring the World’s Greatest Super Heroes to life by combining automotive styling with comic book art.  The partnership, which will yield eight individually customized vehicles, harnesses the talents of legendary comic book artist and DC Entertainment Co-Publisher Jim Lee, who has collaborated on the design of each car with his vision for each iconic member of DC Comics’ Justice League.

Each core member of the Justice League line-up – Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg – has been matched to a Kia vehicle based on key attributes and character traits to create custom, one-of-a-kind rides to be unveiled over the next ten months at major auto shows and comic conventions across the U.S.

The Kia-DC Entertainment partnership will yield a total of eight vehicles timed to be unveiled around five major events around the U.S., including New York Comic-Con, SEMA Show in Las Vegas, North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, Wonder-Con and San Diego Comic-Con.  Many of Kia’s most recognizable and decorated models –  the Optima, Soul, Sorento, Sportage, Rio and Forte will wear the iconic colors and marks of the legendary Justice League Super Heroes and be built by West Coast Customs, RIDES magazine, Import Tuner magazine and others.

“Kia and DC Entertainment are both global brands sharing a youthful and creative mindset, and both serve to inspire and exhilarate their respective fan bases.” said Michael Sprague, executive vice president, marketing & communications, KMA.  “This partnership will allow us to band these two great brands together in an effort to make the world a better place through the ‘We Can Be Heroes’ campaign.  And with Jim Lee’s vision combined with the efforts of some of the best customizing shops in the business, it’s going to be a lot of fun unveiling these cars around the country.”

The partnership between KMA and DC Entertainment was conceived to benefit “We Can Be Heroes” (www.WeCanBeHeroes.org), a giving campaign, dedicated to helping fight hunger in the Horn of Africa and inspired by the heroism of the iconic Justice League characters.  “We Can Be Heroes” encourages everyday people to join the fight by getting involved and donating to bring help and hope to the people most affected by the hunger crisis.  Each vehicle will feature a customized piece of Lee’s specially-designed artwork to be auctioned at the conclusion of the program with all net proceeds going to the “We Can Be Heroes” program.  In addition to the seven vehicles inspired by the individual superhero characters, the Kia-DC Entertainment partnership will culminate with a fully-drivable custom car that encompasses each member of the Justice League that will be auctioned off to raise money for the cause. Kia will help to raise awareness for the “We Can Be Heroes” campaign throughout the partnership through customized “We Can Be Heroes” license plates, signage, collateral materials and in-vehicle video displays.

“DC Entertainment is pleased to be partnering with Kia on this program to help raise awareness and funds for the devastating hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa,” said Amit Desai, SVP of franchise management, DC Entertainment.  “Each of the iconic members of the Justice League is a superhero in his or her own right, but when they band together as the Justice League, they become an unstoppable force for good and right.  The Justice League reminds us that when we combine our efforts with others, we can create a world of change.  And that we can do all that and more with style and panache.  The Justice League characters look amazing on some of Kia’s best-looking and technologically-advanced vehicles.”

To learn more about “We Can Be Heroes” and ways to get involved, visit www.WeCanBeHeroes.org.

DC Reveals Exclusive Justice League and Batman Variants for NYCC 2012

Via DC Comics:

Available for $10 each at the DC Collectibles Boutique at the Graphitti Designs booth (#939), the NYCC exclusive variant covers for JUSTICE LEAGUE #12 and BATMAN #13 are true collector’s items.

Illustrated by the prolific Jim Lee, the NYCC exclusive cover for JUSTICE LEAGUE #12 takes the iconic cover for the game changing issue and sets it against a night sky. The NYCC exclusive cover for BATMAN #13 depicts The Joker’s face folded over Batman’s in a way that’s equal parts terrifying, unique, and awesome. Illustrated by Greg Capullo, this cover sets the haunting and unpredictable tone of the “Death of the Family” crossover event that kicks off next week.

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DC Announces Booth Signing Schedule for SDCC 2012: Geoff Johns, Jim Lee, Scott Snyder, David Finch, JMS, and Lots More

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Via DC Comics:

As a special treat, Jim Lee and Chris Daughtry will be doing a signing together on Friday at 7:30 at the Michael J. Wolf Gallery! And what’s more, the first 50 people in line for this signing will get a free autographed lithograph, drawn by Daughtry and inked by Lee!

Please note that the Geoff Johns, Jim Lee, Scott Snyder and Anthony Bourdain signings will require wristbands. Wristbands will be available at the beginning of each day at the DCE booth for that day’s signing.

 

Wednesday, July 11

6-7pm

Scott Lobdell

Bill Willingham

Mark Buckingham

 

7-8pm

Francis Manapul

Art and Franco

 

8-9pm

Geoff Johns

Jim Lee

Rafael Albuquerque

 

Thursday, July 12

10-11am

Marv Wolfman

Derek Fridolfs

Dustin Nguyen

Scott Snyder

Rafael Albuquerque

James Tynion IV

Francesco Francavilla

 

11am-12pm

J.T. Krul

Freddie Williams

Paul Cornell

Bernard Chang

Jamal Igle

 

12-1pm

Dan Jurgens

Greg Weisman

Sean Murphy

 

1-2pm

James Robinson

Philip Tan

Nicola Scott

Jeff Lemire

 

2-3pm

Francis Manapul

Brian Buccellato

Tony Bedard

Phil Jimenez

Andy Lanning

Dan Abnett

 

3-4pm

Gregg Hurwitz

David Finch

Paul Levitz (tentative)

Josh Williamson

Bill Willingham

Mark Buckingham

 

4-5pm

Art Baltazar

Franco

Joshua Hale Fialkov

Tom Richmond

Peter Kuper

 

5-6pm

Geoff Johns

Jim Lee

Alex Sinclair

Rob Liefeld

Bryan Q. Miller

Cat Staggs

 

6-7pm

Shane Davis

Ryan Benjamin

Cliff Chiang

 

Friday, July 13

10-11am

Kyle Higgins

Trevor McCarthy

Adam Beechen

Tracy Hickman

 

11am-12pm

James Robinson

Philip Tan

Ed Boon

 

12-1pm

Francis Manapul

Brian Buccellato

Joe Harris

Sean Murphy

 

1-2pm

Ken Lashley

Adam Glass

Tony Daniel

Moritat

Jimmy Palmiotti

 

2-3pm

Scott Snyder

Rafael Albuequerque

Derek Fridolfs

Dustin Nguyen

Mike Carey

Dan Abnett (tentative)

 

3-4pm

David Finch

Gregg Hurwitz

Scott Lobdell

Jeff Lemire

David Lloyd

 

4-5pm

Darwyn Cooke

Amanda Conner

Len Wein

Anthony Bourdain

Langdon Foss

Joel Rose

Jose Villarubia

 

5-6pm

J. Michael Straczynski

Shane Davis

Nicola Scott (tentative)

Bill Willingham

Mark Buckingham

Jill Thompson

 

6-7pm

Geoff Johns

Jim Lee

Alex Sinclair

Rob Liefeld

JH Williams

 

7:30-8:30pm*

Jim Lee

Chris Daughtry

*Please note this signing is taking place at the Michael J. Wolf gallery instead of at the DCE booth.

 

Saturday, July 14

10-11am

James Robinson

Philip Tan

Nicola Scott

Gail Simone

Sean Murphy

 

11am-12pm

David Finch

Gregg Hurwitz

Mike Carey

Len Wein

 

12-1pm

Tony Daniel

Art Baltazar

Franco

Rick Sanchez

Scott Snyder

 

1-2pm

Tony Bedard

Tyler Kirkham

Greg Weisman

Anthony Bourdain

Langdon Foss

Joel Rose

Jose Villarubia

 

2-3pm

Bryan Q. Miller

Cat Staggs

Duane Swiercynski

Cliff Chiang

Andy Lanning

Phil Jimenez

 

3-4pm

Moritat

Ken Lashley

Adam Glass

Bill Willingham

Mark Buckingham

Dan Abnett (tentative)

 

4-5pm

Amanda Conner

Brent Anderson

Jill Thompson

JH Williams

 

5-6pm

Adam Beechen

Derek Fridolfs

Dustin Nguyen

Scott Snyder

Rafael Albuquerque

James Tynion IV

Francesco Francavilla

 

6-7pm

Francis Manapul

Brian Buccellato

Scott Lobdell

Jim Lee

 

Sunday, July 15

10-11am

Gail Simone

Bernard Chang

J.T. Krul

Freddie Williams

Brent Anderson

 

11am-12pm

Duane Swiercynski

Art Baltazar

Franco

Paul Cornell

 

12-1pm

Paul Levitz (tentative)

Shane Davis

Aaron Lopresti

Tom Richmond

 

1-2pm

Jimmy Palmiotti

Moritat

Tony Bedard

Bill Willingham

Mark Buckingham

Steve Leialoha

 

2-3pm

Kyle Higgins

Trevor McCarthy

Ryan Benjamin

Joshua Hale Fialkov (tentative)

Jamal Igle

 

3-4pm

Darwyn Cooke

Amanda Conner

Len Wein

David Lloyd

 

4-5pm

Jim Lee

Alex Sinclair

Jeff Lemire

Rafael Albuquerque

 

*Please note that signings are subject to change; please come by the DCE booth for any updates.

DC Entertainment Ready to Storm SDCC 2012 with Anthony Bourdain, Chris Daughtry, and Jim Lee

DC Entertainment logo

Press Release:

DC Entertainment Storms Comic-Con

All Hail The Return Of The Biggest And Baddest Characters In History: Joker And Rorschach

 Anthony Bourdain Cooks Up A Twisted Masterpiece

 Get Unprecedented Access Off The Show Floor With “Con Away From The Con” Website

BURBANK, Calif. (July 6, 2012) – DC Entertainment celebrates the one-year anniversary of the historic release of THE NEW 52 initiative with the best of the best creators in the business at San Diego Comic-Con International 2012.  Between the launch of THE NEW 52 #0 issues and the return of most notorious character in history – The Joker – the controversial and hugely anticipated BEFORE WATCHMEN mini-series comics, celebrity chef’s Anthony Bourdain’s first graphic novel, and the WE CAN BE HEROES giving campaign, with music superstar Chris Daughtry as its ambassador, DC Entertainment’s stellar line up promises to make this year’s Comic-Con one of the biggest in history.

Don’t miss what’s in store at DC Entertainment’s brand new interactive 4,500 square foot booth (#1915) and over 20 panels.

Be there as one of the most notorious villains in history comes out of the dark as The Joker makes his return. Get an inside look at what horrors will befall Gotham from BATMAN writer Scott Snyder.  Plus DC Entertainment’s panel Batman: Beyond The Night Of Owls will be a can’t-miss discussion on the most iconic and enduringly popular character in comic history.

One year after the groundbreaking announcement of the NEW 52s, get an inside look at the launch of Zero issues in September.

Join some of the biggest names in comics as they discuss the highly controversial release of BEFORE WATCHMEN on the precipice of  fan-favorite character Rorschach’s own series launching in August.

Witness a special surprise announcement during the not-to-be-missed Vertigo panel from one of entertainment’s biggest names.

Find out why celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain hates California rolls as he discusses his first-ever graphic novel GET JIRO!, from DC Entertainment’s Vertigo imprint, with co-writer Joel Rose and artists Langdon Foss and Jose Villarrubia.

Experience comic’s most iconic characters in a whole new way at “Darkness & Light: Art Inspired by Heroes & Villains, Hope & Heroism,” an original art collection at the Michael J Wolf gallery. Benefitting DC Entertainment’s WE CAN BE HEROES giving campaign, the traveling exhibit supports three humanitarian aid organizations fighting the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa.

Join WE CAN BE HEROES ambassador and music sensation Chris Daughtry – who re-recorded his hit single “Rescue Me” for the campaign – and DC Entertainment Co-Publisher Jim Lee at a special signing of exclusive, lithos of a Batman sketch drawn by Daughtry and inked by Lee.

Can’t make the Con? DC Entertainment’s website is go-to place for exclusive announcements, mind-blowing comic news and incredible access including artwork reveals, exclusive news announcements, creator profiles and more. Visit the “Con Away From The Con” page at http://www.dccomics.com/tags/con-away-from-con.

DC Entertainment’s San Diego Comic-Con 2012 panel schedule:

Thursday, July 12, 2012:

10:30-11:30am – DC Entertainment Talent Search

11:30-12:30pm – DC Comics – Tales From The Dark and The Edge

1:00-2:00pm – DC Collectibles

2:00-3:00pm – DC Comics – Batman: Beyond the Night of Owls

3:15-4:15pm – DC Entertainment – All Access: DC NOW!

5:45-6:45pm – Vertigo: A View From the Cutting Edge of Comics

 

Friday, July 13, 2012:

10:00-11:00am – DC Comics: From Concept to Page

10:00-11:00am – DC Entertainment Talent Search

11:15-12:15pm – DC Comics: Superman

1:45-2:45pm – DC Comics: Justice League and Green Lantern

3:00-4:00pm – Drawing DC

4:15-5:15pm – DC Comics: The New 52

5:30-6:30pm – Vertigo: Get Jiro!

 

Saturday, July 14, 2012:

10:00-11:00am – DC Entertainment Talent Search

10:00-11:00am – DC Comics: New Wave

11:15-12:30pm – DC Entertainment – All Access: OGNs

12:45-1:45pm – DC Comics: Before Watchmen

2:00-3:00pm – Mad About MAD

7:00-8:00pm – Vertigo: Fables

 

Sunday, July 15, 2012:

10:00-11:00am – DC Comics: Young Justice

11:15-12:15pm – DC Entertainment: Meet The Publishers

2:00-3:00pm – Drawing DC for Kids

Warner Bros. and TV Guide Team for SDCC 2012 Themed Edition, Includes Jim Lee Justice League Poster

TV Guide SDCC 2012

Press Release:

THE COMIC-CON SUPERTEAM REUNITES!

WARNER BROS. TELEVISION AND TV GUIDE MAGAZINE DELIVER THE ULTIMATE COMIC-CON® COLLECTIBLE FOR THIRD YEAR IN A ROW: A WARNER BROS.–THEMED SPECIAL EDITION OF THE MAGAZINE

 Collect All Four Sets of “Flip” Covers Featuring The Big Bang Theory, Fringe, Supernatural and The Vampire Diaries

 Magazine to Be Distributed at the Warner Bros. Booth in San Diego; On Sale at Newsstands and on NOOK Beginning July 17

BURBANK, Calif. (July 2, 2012) — TV powerhouses Warner Bros. Television and TV Guide Magazinehave renewed their super alliance to deliver fans the ultimate must-have Comic-Con item for the third year in a row: a Warner Bros.–themed Comic-Con special edition of the magazine, featuring programming from the Studio and four sets of collectible “flip” covers starring the casts of The Big Bang TheoryFringeSupernatural and The Vampire Diaries on both front and back.

For an advance look at the four — or is that eight? — “flip” covers, click here to download: http://bit.ly/MdKoV7

  • The Warner Bros. TV Guide Magazine special issues will be distributed at the Warner Bros. booth — #4545 on the convention floor — throughout Comic-Con, beginning on preview night, Wednesday, July 11, and continuing through Sunday, July 15.
  • For those unable to attend Comic-Con in person, all four sets of collectible “flip” covers will be on sale from July 17 at newsstands wherever TV Guide Magazine is sold. And for the first time, the special issue will also be available for purchase on the NOOK by Barnes and Noble.

In addition to sections on the four cover shows, the 88-page issue is packed with features and photos dedicated to the following programs:

  • Previews of WBTV’s highly anticipated new series 666 Park Avenue (starring Lost’s Terry O’Quinn and Vanessa Williams), Arrow (featuring Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen), Cult (from the executive producers of Farscape and Chuck), The Following (from The Vampire Diaries’ Kevin Williamson, starring Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy) and Revolution (from executive producer J.J. Abrams, Supernatural’s Eric Kripke and Iron Man’s Jon Favreau)

And that’s not quite all, folks! There’s more, including:

  • A sketch-by-sketch guide to drawing Bugs Bunny from The Looney Tunes Show, by character designer Jessica Borutski
  • Justice League foldout poster as drawn by bestselling artist and DC Entertainment Co-Publisher Jim Lee.
  • An exclusive preview of MAD Magazine’s unique take on The Dark Knight Rises as drawn by the renowned Sergio Aragones
  • An in-depth look at the new He-Man and the Masters of the Universe comic book series written by James Robinson, with artwork by Philip Tan
  • The hottest photos from the TV Guide Magazine yacht and photo booth at Comic-Con 2011
  • The ultimate Comic-Con survival guide, with tips from stars of The Big Bang Theory, Fringe, Supernatural and The Vampire Diaries, among others
  • Comic-Con Couture: how two inspired designers turn Warner Bros.’ Comic-Con bags into the Con’s biggest fashion statements
  • And much more…

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Frank Cho Plans for Big Wow 2012

Artist Frank Cho posted about his plans for Big Wow Comic Fest on his blog:

The great Big Wow Comic Fest in San Jose is just around the corner. Again this year, I’ll be holding one of my very rare art classes where I’ll teach drawing the female figure- veeeery sexy female figures. (This is a felony in some southern states, I believe.) Again this year, the lovely and culo-rrific Ivy Doomkitty will model for me at the live figure drawing class. She’ll be dressed as Dejah Thoris and belly dance for us. (She’s a professional belly-dancer. I kid you not.)

The wonderful thing about Big Wow Comic Fest is that it focuses on the art of drawing and painting comic books. There will be various free art workshops at the convention for the fans, including a costume making workshop for cos-players and acrylic/oil painting classes for fine art lovers. The fans can just watch or draw along with the artists, or just get your comic books autographed – because Big Wow Comic Fest is still a comic book convention.

Don’t forget, This year’s stellar guest list includes the great Jim Lee, Juanjo “Blacksad” Guarnido, Bernie Wrightson, Travis Charest, Kevin Nowlan, Joe Jusko, Bill Morrison, Tim Sale, Brandon Peterson, James O’Barr, Michael Golden, Mike Choi, Tim Vigil, and many many more.

www.bigwowcomicfest.com

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