Secret Wars Reunion Convention Tour

Press Release:

SECRETWARS-HeroesconJim Shooter, Mike Zeck, and John Beatty reunite for the first time in nearly 30 years to make a limited number of convention appearances together, as they celebrate the anniversary of the legendary Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars maxi-series. This will be a rare opportunity to meet, greet and get autographs from all three of the original creators of one of the most important publishing events in comic book history.

Prior to the official launch of the tour, artists Mike Zeck and John Beatty will make a stop together for a special pre-tour celebration at HEROESCON: June 19-21, 2015 at the Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, North Carolina. Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find and HeroesCon owner Shelton Drum said “When I heard there was going to be a new Secret Wars series, I just knew I had to get Mike Zeck and John Beatty to do a variant cover for my show (pictured at right). Secret Wars #8 has always been one of my favorites, and I am in love with their new interpretation. Having them at HeroesCon is just icing on the cake“. Don’t miss the opportunity to get your copy of the 2015 SECRET WARS ISSUE #1 HEROESCON VARIANT, featuring penciller Mike Zeck, and inker John Beatty, who reunited to recreate their classic Secret Wars Issue #8 cover, replacing the original characters with their contemporary counterparts.

The formal tour begins when writer Jim Shooter, penciller Mike Zeck, and inker John Beatty reunite at FLORIDA SUPERCON: June 25-28, 2015 at The Miami Beach Convention Center, in Miami, Florida. Florida Supercon owner Mike Broder said “I’m thrilled to have Florida Supercon as the formal launch point for this reunion tour! Secret Wars was such a groundbreaking concept thirty years ago, and helped fundamentally change how comic books approach big events, marketing, licensing, etc.. Plus, it couldn’t be more relevant than today, just as the new Secret Wars series from Marvel Comics hits the shelves. It really is an honor and privilege to play host to these three legendary creators.”

The second stop will be KANSAS CITY COMIC CON: August 7-9, 2015 at the Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Matt Driscoll, owner of the convention said of the tour “Secret Wars is a milestone that has influenced writers and artists ever since its publication in 1985. We are proud to have the creative team of Jim Shooter, Mike Zeck, and John Beatty join us at Kansas City Comic Con to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the most iconic series in Marvel history”

The tour will then continue at the CONNECTICUT COMICONN: August 14-16, 2015 at the Mohegan Sun Convention Center, Uncasville, Connecticut. Connecticut ComiConn producer Mitchell Hallock stated “Having all three of the Secret Wars creators with us … Jim Shooter, Mike Zeck and John Beatty … together at the Mohegan Sun this August for the con is a dream come true. I’m sure fans will come from miles around to say hello, shake their hands, get an autograph or three and say “thank you for making one of the greatest comic book stories ever!”

There are at least three additional tour stops planned, which will be announced shortly. More events may be added down the line as well. Please visit the creators own websites www.mikezeck.com or www.johnbeattyart.com for additional shows at which they will appear.

Mike Zeck, legendary Bronze Age penciler and creator of Spider-Man’s black costume, said of the tour … “We’re putting the band back together!” Looking forward to this reunion with Jim Shooter and John Beatty to celebrate the original Secret Wars series and hail the arrival of the new Secret Wars. It’s been very gratifying to see our original series maintain its popularity and remain in print for the past 30 years. A rare success! Hope to see you at one of our dates”

John Beatty, inker extraordinaire, stated “The big picture of Secret Wars is the fans. Having fans tell me through the years over and over that this series either brought them back to reading comic books, or started them reading comic books. I never dreamed, or could have at the time, that Secret Wars with Mike Zeck and Jim Shooter would have kept its appeal for three decades. Being able to share in the history of this series with both Jim and Mike is a bit surrealistic in many ways. It’s a huge blessing that we are still able to get together 30 years later and show our appreciation for the fans who made the series the success it has been and hopefully will continue to be. Thank you all!”

Jim Shooter, legendary writer, artist, editor, and publisher said of the tour “Secret Wars turned out to be a watershed in the history of the medium. I’m glad I was part of it and I am very, very happy to get together again with brilliant artists Mike Zeck and John Beatty.”

Don’t miss this once in 30 years opportunity to get your comics signed by all of the creators who made it happen so many years ago … Jim Shooter, Mike Zeck, and John Beatty.

John Beatty announced for The DeLand Comic & Collectibles Show

The DeLand Comic & Collectibles Show

Volusia County Fairgrounds

Sunday, Jan. 11th, 2015   10am to 5pm

6th ANNUAL SHOW – Cool collectibles of all kinds
COME MEET OUR ARTISTS & CELEBRITY GUESTS!
Plenty of Free Parking — Food available on site
Age 12 & Under Free with Adult
visit our website for more details
Peruse 125+ tables full of cool Comics, 
Collectibles, and other Pop-Culture treasures.
From Action Figures to Dolls & Sci-Fi to Horror,
There’s something for everyone!
Shop with our more than 40 vendors and take home something, “you’ve been looking for”!
 
 VENDOR SPACE FOR THIS SHOW IS SOLD OUT

NEWSFLASH! new guest

Come Meet a Legend at the DeLand Comic & Collectibles Show

John Beatty is a veteran comic book artist best known for his work with both Marvel and DC Comics. Titles John has worked on include many fan

favorites including Batman, The Punisher, Captain America,

The Nam, Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars,Adventures of Superman, JLA, and many others! Visit with John and purchase a signed




print or do yourself a favor and commission a custom piece.

 

Keep up with the Pop-Culture world of Central Florida!
Live from DeLand – The Riley & Kimmy Show

Tod Allen Smith joins the Show!

Tod is an artist from Altoona PA, and is an officially licensed Lucasfilm artist with Topps Trading Cards which include sketch cards for Star Wars The Clone Wars: Rise of the Bounty Hunters, Star Wars Galaxy 4 trough 7, Mars Attacks and Indiana Jones Masterpieces, Star Wars: Galactic Files 1 and 2 including Star Wars Illustrated, Star Wars Chrome Perspectives and Star Wars Masterwork. Other sketch card sets include Marvel Masterpieces 2 and 3, along with sketch cards for the Captain America and Iron Man 2 movies for Upper Deck. Also, Hack/Slash and Zombies vs. Cheerleaders for 5Finity. The Hobbit, The Walking Dead and DC New 52 for Cryptozoic Entertainment. Tod was also featured in the Voltron United and Drawn art book. Currently Tod has completed story boards for Star Wars actor Jake Lloyds first directorial gig and is partners with Jake in Pumpkin Pact Productions. Tod is also doing work with table top skirmish game makers Micro Art Studio, and with Monkey House Games for Jeff Dee and Jack Herman’s re-launch of the classic super hero rpg Villains and Vigilantes. Stop by and welcome Tod back to Florida.

 

DeLand’s own…  DERBY SIRENS   roll into our event!
They’re Bad, They’re Beautiful, They’ll bowl you over
Come meet the Thunder City Derby Sirens Roller Derby team
 
Jeff Balke – First DeLand Appearance!

 
Jeff has co-created his own ongoing comic book series called Urban Legends, which he is also the colorist on.  He’s also starting up his own comic book publishing company which will launch in the Spring of 2015. Jeff also freelance colors for comic book companies such as Image, Zenescope, After Hours Press, Antarctic Press and many others.  In just 5 short years, he’s colored over 150 comics. An award winning colorist, winning the 2011 Shel Dorf Award for “Colorist of the Year”, Jeff has been also been nominated multiple times for an Eagle Award as “Favorite Colorist”. Jeff is the creator of something called Sketch Coloring™.  This is where you bring him anything b/w, and he’ll color it up by hand with markers right there on the spot.  This is how he, as a colorist, creates a sketch to make it a “one of a kind, unique”  item for you. No two Sketch Colorings™ will ever be alike.  
 
 

First time at The D.C.&C.S.
  Like most people that have a love and desire for artistic creation, Austin started drawing at age 7. For over 19 years I have been working in comics on high profile projects in very small doses! I have had the pleasure of inking on books like Iron Man with Bob Layton for Marvel, X-Men Unlimited, 10th Muse/Shi, 10th Muse 800, God Wars and Judo Girl for Alias Comics/Bluewater Productions, Ink Assists on: Tomb Raider & Necromancer for Top Cow, Lettering work on John Carpenter’s Aslyum for StormKing, Witch Girls and Witch Girls Tales for Magna Comix, Illustrated sketch cards for Vamperilla, Red Sonja, The Avengers & Iron Man 3, Wizards of the Coast’s GI Joe, and illustrated a Donald Trump story for Cracked Magazine! I have also done my own projects like 7th Millennium, TAN, Stanley the Snowman and his exciting new project Divine Retribution.
THEY’RE EDGY… THEY’RE STEAMPUNK…  THEY’RE  TOTALLY AWESOME…
PHANTASMAGORIA 
IS BACK TO AMUSE, ENTERTAIN,  TITILLATE, AND AMAZE YOU!
Tommy drawing

Back by popular demand!
Tommy Castillo joins us again at the DeLand Comic & Collectibles Show!

Tommy Castillo is a master artist of the twisted and the macabre. Whether creating a slimy corpse reaching for you or the gentle glance of a mighty dragon, Tommy will capture you with the dynamics of his penciling and the intensity of his palette. With a career spanning eighteen years, Tommy is famed and sought after for his dark humor, brilliant attention to detail, and his love of the darker side of art. Tommy has put paint and pencil to such titles as Batman Detective; Legends of the Dark Knight; Toetags, with Horror legend George Romero; Evil Ernie; Tales From the Crypt; Alice in Wonderland; King Kong; Dragons, Myths, and Mayhem; various storyboards and designs for films; and many more of the macabre based literature. Tommy has been sought out by the fields largest companies: DC comics, Paramount Pictures, Warhammer, Wizards of the Coast, and Image and as offbeat as Rolling Stone magazine. His diverse styling and insane line work have defined him as one of today’s greatest in the field of comics and fine art…and y’know, he renders some of the scariest books of today, and the guy will get as giddy as a schoolboy on Sunday at the sight of a muppet. You gotta love that.

 


JOE FAUVEL returns to



theDeLandComic&CollectiblesShow

  Joe is a graphic designer and the creator/artist talent behind CRY Comic. Joe also works on Assassin’s Guild and the Knightshift Showcase. Come meet Joe Fauvel at the DeLand Show and get a signed copy of CRY or perhaps commission him to make you a custom sketch on Strathmore Bristol Vellum Paper using his Mirado Black Warrior HB pencils and a # 2 Sable Brush!
 

RAVENWOLF Joins us for the DELAND COMIC & COLLECTIBLES SHOW.
  Journey into a creative world where portrait and comic art collide! Join Graven and Monica Ravenwolf as they explore the path of art, comics and illustration. This will be their first appearance in DeLand so make sure you stop by and make them feel at home!

   George Frei, artist extraordinaire returns to DeLand!                                                       

 For more than 15 years George Frei has worked in the Entertainment, Consumer Products, and Advertising. His versatile skill set allowed him work for some of the highest profile clients in the industry. His work includes Toy design, Consumer Products for Theme park’s and Restaurants, Branding, Set design, Character Design, & Conceptual Development.

In 2005 George worked for Disney Design Group as an in house freelance artist. He worked in the Consumer product Division for Disneyland, Disneyworld, & Hong Kong Disneyland. George produced high profile product for Disney Cruise line, which became a best seller.

George Currently teaches Digital Art & Design at Full Sail University in Orlando FL. George is still actively involved in side projects and freelance work for his company. He has opened an online store for fans of his work to purchase their favorite prints of his work.

George is actively involved in George Frei Design and it’s current projects.

HAVE YOUR PICTURE MADE WITH YOUR FAVORITE SUPERHERO AND
 RAISE MONEY FOR CHARITY AT THE SAME TIME!  THIS YEAR WE’VE GOT,

THE COSTUMER’S WITH A CAUSE
The DeLand Comic & Collectibles Show

 is sponsored by: 

Carasells Pop-Culture Collectibles
216 N. Woodland Blvd. DeLand, FL  32720
HOURS: Tu.-Th. 10a – 6p, 

Fr. 10a – 9p, Sat. 10a – 6p,  Sun. Nov. 23rd – Jan.4th 11a – 5p

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Daytona Beach Fall 2011 Show Announces Special Guests

November 14, 2011 by  
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Daytona Beach Comic and Toy Show

Press Release:

HI, COMIC & TOY FANS–

The DAYTONA BEACH COMIC & TOY SHOW FALL 2011 will be held Sunday, November 20, 2011 at the Holiday Inn & Suites, 930 N. Atlantic Ave., (A1A), Daytona Beach, Florida from 10 am to 5 pm.

Admission and parking are FREE.

Special Guests are:

John Beatty ( Marvel/DC Inker from 1 pm to 3 pm): John will be doing 4.5 ” x 6.5 ” head shot sketches on colored paper for $ 20.00. Proceeds will go to a non-profit organization.

Bill Black ( AC Comic Publisher/Director/Artist): Bill will be promoting his latest DVD releases and selling his line of 200+ page reprint trade paperbacks (SRP: $30.00) for $15.00 each.

Rachel Pandich (IDW Writer): A new face on the comic scene will be promoting the story she did for IDW that will come out early next year.

Nick Cuti (Writer/Artist, co-creator of E-Man): Will be set-up with vendor Tim Gordon and be signing autographs and talking with fans.

This looks to be a great show so bring the whole family and feed your inner geek!!!

For up-to-date information check Facebook.

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Marvel artist John Beatty (Punisher, Captain America, Secret Wars & much more) has been confirmed to appear at Collector’s Comics. Free Sketch with any purchase of $25.00 or more! Open @ 10:00 AM. 

Collector’s Comics, 901 E Prima Vista Blvd, Port St. Lucie, Fl 34952

772-878-9229

Tampa Comic Book and Toy Convention (November 2009)

October 13, 2009 by  
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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7TH, 2009

10AM-4PM

FAN FRIENDLY LOCATION!!!
Minnreg Convention Hall
6340 126th Ave N., Largo, FL 33773
Off US 19 and Ulmerton Road, Close to I-275 (Near Honeywell).

Todd Nauck, Artist/Writer

Chris Claremont

Nauck was the penciller of the story in Amazing Spider-Man #583, in which Spider-Man meets President Obama. He is also pencilling the Spider-man: Clone Saga mini-series.
WildGuard, Young Justice
website

Billy Tucci, Writer/Artist

Sgt. Rock by Billy Tucci

Heroes for Hire, Sgt. Rock: The Lost Battalion, Shi
website

John Beatty, Artist

John Beatty

Batman, Captain America, Punisher
website

Tommy Castillo, Artist

Tommy Castillo

Detective Comics, Grimm Fairy Tales
website

Chuck Dixon, Writer

Chuck Dixon

G.I. Joe; The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
website

Drew Geraci, Artist

Drew Geraci

Green Lantern Corps, Superman/Batman
website

Don Hillsman II. Artist

Don Hillsman

Countdown, Gambit, Redneck Red
website

Austin Janowsky, Artist

Jesse Starr

Iron Man: The End, Stanley the Snowman
website/blog

Alex Saviuk, Artist

Jesse Starr

Amazing Spider-Man Sunday Comic Strip, X-Files

Greg Andrews, Artist

Gene Gonzalez, Artist

Gene Gonzalez Poison Ivy

BeGoths, Diary of Night
website
/blog

Mitch Hyman, Writer

Mitch Hyman

Bubba the Redneck Werewolf
website

Robert Rhine, Artist

Robert Rhine

The Maniacal Smile
website

Jesse Starr, Artist

Jesse Starr

(X)..Superhuman Experiment
website
/MySpace

Shawn Surface, Artist

Shawn Surface

Bubba the Redneck Werewolf
website

Tari Owei, Artist

Santa Claus

Santa Claus

Santa Claus is coming to town!
Santa Clause will be appearing from 11-3, signing autographs for the holiday comic “Santa Claus Comics” brought to you by the Tampa Comic Book & Toy Convention and featuring stories and pin-ups from many of your favorite pros such as David Lloyd. Proceeds to benefit 4 local charities.
Creatiors: If you would like to contribute short stories or art, please contact Promoter Tim Gordon.

“The Genius” Leaping Lanny Poffo, Wrestler/Poet

Joel D. Wynkoop, Actor/Artist/”King of the B-Movies”

Amanda Stevens, Model

Page Turner, Bettie Page Model

Page Turner

Glenda Finkelstein, Author

Fierce Comics

Artistic License Studio

Mighty Nib

CGC

Heroes Alliance

COSTUME CONTEST

Costume Contest

FILM FESTIVAL

Brought to you by:

Creature Productions (website)

& Vater Entertainment (website)

TIM GORDON 727-522-9032
trgordon@peoplepc.com