UK – Star Wars #50 Signing

Writer Kieron Gillen (Darth Vader, Doctor Aphra) signs STAR WARS #50 on Thursday 5th July from 6:00 – 7:00 PM!

IN THIS ISSUE HOPE DIES. The REBEL FLEET is completed.

It’s magnificent. It’s beautiful. It’s secret. But no secret is kept for long from DARTH VADER. The most epic story yet done in a STAR WARS comic begins here. Prepare to witness the Empire TRULY strike back.

Kieron Gillen is a video game and music journalist turned comic book author, who has worked for Image Comics and Marvel Comics. His most notable works include Iron Man, Thor, Young Avengers, The Wicked + The Divine, Journey Into Mystery, and Uncanny X-Men. He also founded one of the world’s most respected gaming blogs, Rock Raper Shotgun.

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

ON – Amazing Spider-Man #800 Signing

Press Release:

The Beguiling is thrilled to announce a spectacular, sensational, frankly amazing signing as we welcome powerhouse comics couple STUART & KATHRYN IMMONEN to the store on Wednesday, May 30 starting at 5:00 PM! Their first public appearance/signing in three years is to celebrate the release of THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 from Marvel Comics!

Stuart & Kathryn’s credits almost don’t need to be listed—besides THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, Stuart has been the artist on such books as STAR WARS, NEXTWAVE, EMPRESS, and FEAR ITSELF; Kathryn has been the writer on such great titles as RUNAWAYS, SIF: JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY, AGENT CARTER and PATSY WALKER: HELLCAT. If that weren’t enough, together the Immonens have also created the books RUSSIAN OLIVE TO RED KING, MOVING PICTURES and NEVER AS BAD AS YOU THINK. Their work crosses genres and styles and demonstrates that regardless of the format, they are masterful creators in any form of comics.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 is not only a milestone comics event but also marks the end of Stuart’s run on the title, so it’s the perfect occasion to welcome the Immonens at our new location. For this event The Beguiling will also be donating $5 from the sale of each copy of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 to the Immonens’ chosen charity, Trails Youth Initiative! Now THAT is Amazing!

This comic has a cover price of $9.99 US, or roughly $13 CDN, but pre-ordered copies will be sold at $10 CDN. On the day-of, copies of the regular ASM #800 cover will be priced at CAD$12.

Due to the fact that the current run of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN has been selling out on day of release, and the sheer number of special variant covers for this issue, we will be taking pre-orders to help make sure you get the covers you want. While we will be taking pre-orders right up to the event, if you are looking for one of the variant covers please visit our website/see below for details on how to order.
Additional issues of Amazing Spider-Man will be available the day of release, but cannot be pre-ordered.

Stuart and Kathryn will both be on hand to sign copies of their work, with in-store purchase. Head sketches will be available with the day-of purchase of TPB and HC books as well as on sketch covers of Amazing Spider-Man #800. Please note: Stuart will not be doing convention or commission-level sketches, NO EXCEPTIONS.

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The Beguiling
319 College Street, Toronto, ON M5T 1S2
416-533-9168

NC – Jeff Dekal Signing

Artist Jeff Dekal (Iron Fist, Hulk, Invincible Iron Man, Kingpin, Uncanny Inhumans) appears at Acme Comics on Saturday, January 27, 2018 from noon till 3:00 PM.

Jeff Dekal is a freelance illustrator who was born and raised in South Florida. The introduction to graffiti while he was in high school gave the first serious meaning to Jeff’s art and is also where he adopted his alias, Dekal. After being educated about art history in college, he was inspired to stray from the characters and letters of graffiti and focus more on figurative art. Jeff is currently working in the comic industry as a cover artist. His works include Marvel, Creature Entertainment, and Dark Horse.

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Acme Comics
2150 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro, NC 27408
336-574-2263

Stan Lee Returns to Silicon Valley Comic Con 2018

The man, the myth, the legend. Making his grand return to Silicon Valley Comic Con we are very excited to announce our first guest… STAN LEE!

Stan Lee is an American comic-book writer, editor, and publisher, who was formerly executive vice president and publisher of Marvel Comics.

Lee co-created Spider-Man, the Avengers, Black Panther,  the Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, Daredevil, Doctor Strange, the Fantastic Four, Thor, the X-Men, and many other fictional characters, introducing a thoroughly shared universe into superhero comic books. In addition, he challenged the comics’ industry’s censorship organization, the Comics Code Authority, indirectly leading to it updating its policies. Lee subsequently led the expansion of Marvel Comics from a small division of a publishing house to a large multimedia corporation.

He has had cameo appearances in many Marvel film and television projects. A few of these appearances are self-aware and sometimes reference Lee’s involvement in the creation of certain characters.

On 16 July 2017, Lee was named a Disney Legend, a hall of fame program that recognizes individuals who have made an extraordinary and integral contribution to The Walt Disney Company.

Other guests for the 2018 convention include: Sean Astin, Jewel Staite, Matthew Lewis, Jim Shooter, Simon Bisley, Coop, Glenn Fabry, Andy Weir

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ABOUT SILICON VALLEY COMIC CON

Steve Wozniak presents Silicon Valley’s first-ever Comic Con, where two of America’s greatest superheroes—pop culture and technology—will unite! Join forces with top celebrities and independent artists as we explore the new frontiers of cosplay, comics, video games, consumer electronics, music and apps in the world’s tech capital. SVCC 2018 will take place at the San Jose Convention Center April 6-8. Learn more at www.svcomiccon.com

CA – Excelsior! Art Show

Marvel legend STAN LEE appears at the Hero Complex Gallery on Monday, November 27, 2017 at 2:00 PM for the EXCELSIOR! art show celebrating over 75 years in the comics industry.

Hero Complex Gallery
2020 South Robertson Blvd., Studio D, Los Angeles, CA 90034
323-334-0035

CO – Bombshells: United! Signing

Artist Stéphanie Hans appears at Hall of Justice Comics on Saturday October 21st from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM!

Stéphanie is a cover/sequential artist living in France, who works for Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Boom, IDW, and Image. She brings a dark and vibrant touch to the characters she’s working on, and is well known for her work on Asgardian universes with her runs on Journey into Mystery and Angela. Stéphanie also recently worked on DC’s Batwoman with Marguerite Bennett. Her works include Storm, Batman, Lucifer, The Wicked and The Divine, and Fearless Defenders.

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Hall of Justice Comics & Collectibles
10336 Dransfeldt Road, Unit 8, Parker, CO 80134
(303) 484-9103

CA – Stan Lee Celebration

Join comics legend Stan Lee on Tuesday, July 18th at 11:00 AM at the TCL Chinese Theatre to celebrate his life and career. 

Press Release:

On July 18, and on the eve of San Diego Comic-Con, the iconic creator and force behind Marvel Comics, STAN LEE, will put his handprints and footprints in cement in the forecourt of the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX®. Presented by Legion M, ICON: Celebrating Stan Lee, is the first ever handprint-footprints ceremony in TCL history to be organized and hosted by the fans.

“Stan Lee gave us the heroes that fueled our imagination and aspirations” said Kevin Smith, Filmmaker, Actor, Writer, Comedian and Stan Lee Fan.

”Now, WE, the fans, are coming together to give this permanent monument and tribute to the man that gave us so much.”

Stan Lee, the chief creative force behind the rise of Marvel Comics, brought to life some of the world’s most famous heroes and infamous villains, including Spider-Man, The Hulk, X-Men, Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Thor, Daredevil, Dr. Strange, The Avengers, Loki, and Dr. Doom. His stories featured heroes and villains that were more psychologically complex than had ever been seen previously, inspiring legions of fans.

According to his autobiography, Excelsior, “Lee put the human in the superhuman.”

Lee’s connection to fans immediately led him to Legion M’s unique model of being the first fan-owned entertainment company, and he has been supportive of Legion M since its launch in 2016. Legion M embodies the fan culture that Lee’s work launched, perpetuating a legacy that has impacted generations. By organizing and rallying the fans, celebrities, companies and anyone who has been positively impacted by Lee’s work, Legion M is paying a heartfelt, historic and overdue tribute to one of the greatest storytellers of our time.

“On behalf of Stan Lee and Stan Lee Collectibles, we’re deeply moved and appreciative of the groundswell of fan support Stan has always enjoyed, and we’re grateful that his fans have united together with Legion M to give him this great honor,” says Stan Lee Collectibles CEO Max Anderson.

As a producer, writer, editor, publisher, actor, host and executive, and idol to many, Stan ‘the Man’ Lee has left an indelible mark on the entertainment industry having created or co-created 90% of Marvel’s most recognized characters. These creations have spawned books, films, television series, video games, web series, Broadway shows and more offering a steady stream of box office.

In 2017, Stan will celebrate his 95th birthday and 70th wedding anniversary, along with the 78th anniversary of the day he first started as an assistant filling inkwells at Timely Comics – now Marvel Comics – which over a lifetime of work he helped turn into one of the biggest media brands in the world.

Fans are invited to get involved, attend the event (and after party), pay tribute to Stan, take home a piece of history and more by visiting the link…

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TCL Chinese Theatres
6925 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90028
(323) 461-3331

UK – James Bond: Service Signing

Writer Kieron Gillen signs JAMES BOND: SERVICE: SPECIAL one-shot at Forbidden Planet’s London Megastore on Wednesday 24th May from 6:00 – 7:00pm.

Please note change of date.

A stand-alone, oversized special written by Kieron Gillen and drawn by Antonio Fuso, with a thrilling take on the icon of espionage!

In contemporary politics, where Britain’s world standing is often more zero than 007, an assassin plans to exterminate the ‘special relationship,’ and lead Britain and the United States into a very dark place…especially when he does so by aiming down the sights of an ancient Enfield rifle! It’ll test Bond’s deadly talents to their limits, in order to defeat the assassin and avert certain geopolitical disaster…

Kieron Gillen’s writing career has includes comics titles Phonogram, Young Avengers, and The Wicked + The Divine. He’s been writing for Marvel since 2008, on titles including Thor, Journey Into Mystery, Uncanny X-Men, and Iron Man. His Marvel work from 2015 also includes Darth Vader, Angela, and the much acclaimed Star Wars: Doctor Aphra. For Avatar Press, he’s written WW2 superhero book Uber, and Mercury Heat. His other works for Image include the Spartan Slave Hunt story, Three.

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

CA – Cup o’ Joe with Stan Lee

Chairman Emeritus of Marvel Stan Lee and Marvel Entertainment’s Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada will have a special chat to benefit Hero Initiative, the charity that helps comic book creators in medical and financial need! This event will take place at the Paley Center on Friday, April 14th at 11:00 AM. Tickets are on sale NOW at EventBrite.

A mere 125 tickets for this limited and prestigious event are available at $125 each. All ticket holders will ALSO get a commemorative print created specifically for the event TRIPLE-signed by Stan, Joe, and artist Mike Mayhew! And there’s even MORE:

One winner of a special eBay auction will get to be Stan’s “Sidekick” for the event! Meet Stan before the show, get a picture, walk over to the venue, AND get front-and-center seating for the event!

And you’ve worked up an appetite, right? The winner of a second auction will be Joe’s lunch date after the event! You’ll get guaranteed front-and-center seating for Cup o’ Joe, and a private lunch with Joe Quesada after!

Tickets are extremely limited, so hop on this NOW! You’ll hear fascinating tales of Stan’s life and times and the current Marvel Universe in a small, intimate gathering at “Cup o’ Joe with Stan ‘The Man’ Lee”!

Just Added: Film writer/director Kevin Smith will be a Special Guest at “Cup o’ Joe with Stan Lee” and will introduce the event live from the stage!

The Paley Center for Media
465 North Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

CA – Excelsior Grand Opening

Comics legend STAN LEE , co-creator of Marvel’s pantheon of characters including Spider-Man, Iron Man, the X-Men, Daredevil, the Fantastic Four, Black Panther, and more, appears at the grand opening of Excelsior Collectibles for a FREE LIMITED signing on Saturday April 15th and Sunday April 16th from 11:00 AM till 3:00 PM. Stan will sign 1 item for free, you may purchase extra signatures on-site.

Please contact the store for further details. 

Excelsior Collectibles
797 W. Imperial Hwy, Brea, CA 92821
(714) 784-6892

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