Hero Initiative in Louisville For Derby Comic Con 2016

June 24, 2016 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Kentucky

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Hero Initiative, the charity that helps comic book creators in medical and financial need, is heading to the Derby City Comic Con in Louisville KY, June 25-26 at the Louisville Convention Center.

Artist Matthew Clark, currently working on DC Comics’ Wonder Woman will be signing and sketching all weekend at our booth, #90 on the con floor. Make SURE you stop on by and say “hi” and grab a sketch or signature!

And Hero Initiative Ambassadors at Derby City include Colleen Doran, Bob Layton, Jae Lee, and Ulises Farinas. Each will have donation jars on their own tables to help raise money for our cause. Do the right thing and help out!

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 Initiative 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 $950,000 to the comics’ veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.

UK – Judge Dredd: The Cursed Earth Uncensored Signing

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Press Release:

In association with the good folks at 2000AD, we’ll be hosting a signing for the release of Judge Dredd: The Cursed Earth Uncensored with artists Brian Bolland and Mike McMahon! The signing will be from 1-2pm on Saturday, July 16th.

When first serialised back in 1978, the Judge Dredd epic ‘The Cursed Earth’ originally included the now-infamous episodes ‘Burger Wars’ and ‘Soul Food’. These two chapters featured parodies of famous corporate characters such as Ronald McDonald and the Jolly Green Giant, and were quickly buried thanks to a litigious backlash, the settlement including an agreement that they would never be reprinted.

However, thanks to some landmark changes in UK laws in 2014 regarding copyright and parody, The Cursed Earth is now able to be printed in it’s entirety. For the first time ever, the entire storyline by Pat Mills, John Wagner, Brian Bolland and Mike McMahon is to be collected together in a single hardcover volume, including all of it’s beautiful full-colour spreads. At long last, it’s Judge Dredd: The Cursed Earth Uncensored!

Come along on Saturday the 16th July from 1-2pm to celebrate this long-awaited release aslegendary artists Brian Bolland and Mike McMahon will be joining us for a very special UK exclusive signing!

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Gosh Comics
1 Berwick St, SoHo, London W1F0DR
United Kingdom

UK – Judge Dredd: Titan Signing

00000000000-dredd-ukROB WILLIAMS will be signing JUDGE DREDD: TITAN at the Forbidden Planet Bristol Megastore on Saturday 18th June from 1:00 – 2:00 PM.

Now the Justice Department of Mega-City One has lost contact with the Titan penal colony – a big problem considering that it houses over one thousand law-breaking ex-judges, many of which have a grudge with their old colleagues.

Dredd must team up with SJS Judge Gerhart – a man who holds him responsible for ‘Chaos Day’, and battle a formidable army led by one of the most dangerous ex-undercover Judge’s ever…

Rob Williams has a host of comics titles to his name, including titles for Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Dynamite, IDW and Com.X. He is also the writer of The Royals, Master of War for Vertigo, Judge Dredd for 2000AD, and recently was one of the writers on the ‘Into The Light’ official tie-in comic for Namco Bandai’s DARK SOULS II computer game.

Forbidden Planet Bristol Megastore
Units 4&5 Clifton Heights, Bristol, BS8 1EJ

NJ – Free Comic Book Day 2016

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Ulises Farinas and Erick Freitas appear at East Side Mags to celebrate Free Comic Book Day sign copies of Judge Dredd #1 and Amazing Forest #1 from noon till 5:00 pm!

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East Side Mags
7 S Fullerton Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042
(862) 333-4961

UK – Rok of the Reds Signing

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John Wagner, creator of Judge Dredd, appears at Infinity & Beyond Comic Shop on Saturday 26 March 2016 at 2:00 PM to sign his new comic ROK OF THE REDS!

Infinity & Beyond Comic Shop
Charles Darwin Shopping Centre (Unit 25, Middle Mall)
Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 1PL
01743 360666

Karl Urban Beams Down to Boston Comic Con 2016

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Press Release:

Boston Comic Con is excited to announce that KARL URBAN, star of Star Trek, Dredd and The Lord of the Rings Trilogy will join us this summer at Boston Comic Con on August 13th and 14th!

Karl Urban is a New Zealand born actor with prolific credits in the comic book, science fiction, and fantasy film genres. He is best known for his roles as Eomer of the Riders of Rohan in Peter Jackson’s The Lord of The Rings, the lead role of lawman Judge Dredd in the 2012 reboot Dredd, Agent Cooper in the film adaptation of Warren Ellis’ comic book limited series, RED. In addition to his film roles Karl has been seen on television as both Cupid and Julius Caesar on cult classic Xena: Warrior Princess, Woodrow F. Call in the western miniseries Comanche Moon, and in the lead role of John Kennex on the sci-fi series Almost Human. Marvel just announced he will appear in Thor: Ragnarok as the villainous Skurge the Executioner!

Most recently Karl plays Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy in the new Star Trek film series, a role he actively pursued as a Star Trek fan and has been embraced by fans as faithful to DeForrest Kelley’s original performance. This summer Karl will be seen as Dr. McCoy in Star Trek Beyond releasing on July 22, 2016 and will be featured in the upcoming Pete’s Dragon remake.

Details on signing times and Photo Ops will be released closer to the convention.

Previously announced guest include comic creators Greg CapulloJae Lee, Erik Larsen, Terry Dodson, Mike Allred, Arthur Adams, Amanda Conner, Jim Cheung, Jimmy Palmiotti, Phil Jimenez and many more! Media guests include William Shatner (Star Trek), Karen Gillan (Guardians of the Galaxy), and Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who). Check the website for full details on exciting events!

Tickets are on-sale now at the link!

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About Boston Comic Con:
The Boston Comic Con is a 100% independently run comic book show committed to bringing the biggest and best comic creators to New England. Run by fans for fans, Boston Comic Con is not affiliated with any other convention tour or corporate interests. Hosting over 120,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, trading cards, and other pop culture memorabilia, this is a destination event for geeks of any stripe. This year’s convention will be held Friday August 12th, Saturday August 13th, and Sunday August 14th at the Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!

NY – Judge Dredd Signing

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Erick Freitas and Ulises Farinas, the writers of JUDGE DREDD, AMAZING FOREST and GODZILLA IN HELL appear at Let’s Play Games and Comics! Ulises is also the cover artist of both Judge Dredd and Amazing Forest. Meet these two talented creators on Saturday, February 6th from 5:00 to 7:00 PM!

Let’s Play Games and Comics
445 Waverly St, Waverly, New York 14892
(607) 249-6097

NY – Judge Dredd Signing

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Erick Freitas and Ulises Farinas, the writers of JUDGE DREDD, AMAZING FOREST and GODZILLA IN HELL appear at the Heroes Your Mom Threw Out Comic Shop! Ulises is also the cover artist of both Judge Dredd and Amazing Forest. Meet these two talented creators on Saturday, February 6th from noon to 4:00 PM!

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Heroes Your Mom Threw Out Comic Shop
130 West 14th Street, Elmira Heights NY 14903
(607) 737 1347

NY – IDW Creators Signing

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Ulises Farinas (writer/cover artist IDW’s Judge Dredd) and Rich Douek (writer/creator IDW’s Gutter Magic) sign at Aw Yeah Comics on Saturday, January 30, 2016 from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

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Aw Yeah Comics
313 Halstead Ave, Harrison, NY 10528
(914) 732-3600

UK – Scorch! Comics Grand Opening

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Press Release:

Scorch! Comics, your new local comic shop is finally opening on December 12th, and what better way to celebrate than with a HUGE grand opening!

To show everyone how excited we are to bring our collection of comics to the public, we thought we’d bring along some friends and make it a day to remember!

We’ve got live music, performed by DREAM THEMES – Everyone’s Favourite TV Theme Covers Band!

We’ve also got four fantastic ARTISTS drawing SKETCHES & SIGNING ARTWORK:
CHRIS WESTON (Judge Dredd, Swamp Thing)
BOO COOK (Elephantmen, Doctor Who)
BOB MOLESWORTH (Star Wars: Rebels, Ninja Turtles)
TOM EGLINGTON (The Stolen City, 2000AD writer)

For all you cosplayers out there we’re doing a COSPLAY COMPETITION, with fantastic PRIZES to be won!

If that wasn’t enough we’ve also got a TARDIS and a DALEK! AND you’ll be able to get your PHOTO TAKEN with them for free!

On top of all this, the Enterprise Centre is also having a WINTER WONDERLAND, with an old-timey fun fair, toffee apples, cotton candy & roasted chestnuts.

So come on down to our GRAND OPENING, it’s free and it’ll be a laugh!

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Scorch! Comics – Enterprise Shopping Centre
Station Parade, BN21 1BD Eastbourne, East Sussex, UK
+44 1323 639504

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