IL – Justice League Signing

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Aw Yeah Comics welcomes superstar artist GENE HA on Wednesday, May 22nd from 5pm to 7pm! Among many other things, he is the artist on next week’s JUSTICE LEAGUE #20. He will be signing and doing quick sketches for patrons who pick up a copy.

Aw Yeah Comics 
4933 Oakton Street, Skokie, IL 60077
Phone: 847-423-2916

Reis & Prado Join Baltimore Comic-Con 2013 Line-Up

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Press Release:

The Baltimore Comic-Con is thrilled to announce the addition of artists Ivan Reis and Joe Prado to the growing line-up of talent attending this year’s show. The show will take place the weekend of September 7-8, 2013 at the Baltimore Convention Center.

Brazilian artist Ivan Reis began his career in American comics in 1996 working on the Dark Horse series, Ghost, beginning with issue 17. After stints on The MaskTime Cop, and Xena: Warrior Princess, he left Dark Horse to work on several Lady Death mini-series at Chaos! and several fill-in issues at Marvel and DC Comics. While having worked on several books for both Marvel and DC, including Captain MarvelAvengersRann/Thanagar War, and Infinite Crisis, he s most widely-known for this work with Geoff Johns on Green Lantern and Blackest Night. After the launch of DC’s New 52, he worked with Johns again on the relaunch of Aquaman and has since taken over art duties on Justice League.

Joe Prado, who also hails from Brazil, broke into the American comic scene in 2004 while sharing art duties with Reis on DC Comics’ Action Comics. Since then, Prado has worked on such DC titles as Superman, Teen Titans, Birds of Prey, and Rann/Thanagar War (again working with Reis). His work has also been featured on the covers of such Dynamite Entertainment books as Red Sonja and Battlestar Galactica. His most recent work includes covers for DC Comics’ Resurrection ManAquaman, and Earth 2.

“We are so pleased to have both Ivan and Joe joining us here in Baltimore this year,” said Marc Nathan, Show Promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. “Their art has graced the pages of some of the best comics published in the last decade, and their art styles have helped shape the look and feel of the modern DC Universe.”

In addition to Reis and Prado, other confirmed guests for the show include: Mark Buckingham (Fables); Frank Cho (Savage Wolverine); J.M. DeMatteis (Phantom Stranger); Dave Gibbons (The Secret Service); Keith Giffen (Masters of the Universe); Adam Hughes (Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan); Barry Kitson (Empire); Paul Levitz (World’s Finest); Kevin Maguire (World’s Finest); Mike Mignola (Hellboy In Hell); George Perez (World’s Finest); David Petersen (Mouse Guard); Chris Samnee (Daredevil); Louise Simonson (X-Factor); Walt Simonson (The Mighty Thor); Allison Sohn (sketch card artist); and Mark Waid (Indestructible Hulk).

In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our websiteTwitter, and Facebook pages.

Baltimore Comic-Con Welcomes Back DeMatteis, Giffen & Maguire

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Press Release:

The Baltimore Comic-Con is happy to announce the return of J.M. DeMatteis, Keith Giffen, and Kevin Maguire to this year’s show, taking place the weekend of September 8-9, 2013 at the Baltimore Convention Center.

Writer J.M. DeMatteis began his career in the late-’70s working on DC Comics’ horror line of books. In 1980, he moved over to Marvel, where he worked on The Defenders and Captain America. Over the next 30 years, DeMatteis would write nearly every major character in both the DC and Marvel Universes, including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, Silver Surfer, Daredevil, and Doctor Strange. DeMatteis is currently co-writing the Phantom Stranger along with Dan Didio for DC Comics.

Keith Giffen is a writer/artist who has worked on such titles as OMAC, Nick Fury’s Howling Commandos, T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents, and his creator-owned series, Hero Squared. Giffen is currently working on Threshold and the recently announced Masters of the Universe ongoing series for DC Comics.

Artist Kevin Maguire, who has worked with both Giffen and DeMatteis on several books, began his a career in 1987. He has worked on such high-profile titles as Batman Confidential, Captain America, and X-Men, and he is currently working with Paul Levitz and George Perez on DC Comics’ World’s Finest, which stars the Huntress and Power Girl.

DeMatteis, Giffen, and Maguire are well-known for their run on DC Comics’ Justice League in the late ’80s, which added a humorous brand of storytelling to the superhero team dynamic and brought a lighthearted tone with fantastic humor – something different in a comic landscape that was filled with “grim and gritty” books.

“We couldn’t be happier to have these three creators reuniting once again at this year’s show,” said Marc Nathan, show promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. “Their appearance together at the show in 2011 was a real treat to fans who attended the show and who attended their panel. Their work in comics in the late-’80s helped to lay the groundwork for many of today’s modern characters.”

Giffen, DeMatteis, and Maguire join already announced guests: Mark Buckingham (Fables); Frank Cho (Savage Wolverine); Dave Gibbons (The Secret Service); Adam Hughes (Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan); Barry Kitson (Empire); Paul Levitz (World’s Finest); Mike Mignola (Hellboy In Hell); George Perez (World’s Finest); David Petersen (Mouse Guard); Chris Samnee (Daredevil); Louise Simonson (X-Factor); Walt Simonson (The Mighty Thor); Allison Sohn (sketch card artist); and Mark Waid (Indestructible Hulk).

In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our websiteTwitter, and Facebook pages.

NYC – Dark Knight Returns Screening

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Director Jay Oliva and Dialogue Director Andrea Romano host a screening of The Dark Knight Returns Part 2 at the Paley Center in Manhattan on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 6:30 pm!

Details at the link!

Paley Center for Media
25 West 52 Street, New York, NY 10019

SF – Futurama LIVE

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Good news! The cast and crew of Futurama will be live on-stage, performing scenes and screening freshly smuggled, world-premiere footage from the upcoming all-new 2013 season on Comedy Central on Saturday, January 26th at 1:00 pm. But wait, there’s more! Have a burning question that only a qualified professional Futurama cast member can answer? Try your luck at the cast Q&A, moderated by series Producer Lee Supercinski. Scheduled to appear are cast members Billy West (Fry, Zoidberg, Professor Farnsworth, Zapp Brannigan), John DiMaggio (Bender), Maurice LaMarche (Kif, Morbo, Lrrr), Lauren Tom (Amy Wong), and Phil LaMarr (Hermes Conrad).

Presented as part of SF Sketchfest

Cobb’s Comedy Club
915 Columbus Avenue San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 928-4320

NYC – The Fifth Assassin Signing

Brad Meltzer signs at Barnes & Noble in Union Square on Tuesday January 15, 2013 at 7:00 PM. Special appearance by John Hodgman!

RSVP on Facebook!

About this Author
Brad Meltzer is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Fate, as well as the bestsellers The Tenth Justice, Dead Even, The First Counsel, The Millionaires, The Zero Game, and The Book of Lies.

He is also one of the co-creators of the TV Show, “Jack & Bobby” and is the Eisner Award-winning author of the critically acclaimed comic book, Justice League of America.

His first non-fiction book, Heroes for My Son, is a collection of heroes from Jim Henson to Rosa Parks that he’d been working on since the day his son was born. This December, he’ll be launching “Brad Meltzer’s Decoded” on the History Channel. And his newest thriller, The Fifth Assassin, will be released on January 15, 2013.

Raised in Brooklyn and Miami, Brad is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Columbia Law School. The Tenth Justice was his first published work and became an instant New York Times bestseller. Dead Even followed a year later and also hit the New York Times bestseller list, as have all six of his novels. The First Counsel came next, which is about a White House lawyer dating the President’s daughter; then The Millionaires, which is about two brothers who steal money and go on the run. The Zero Game is about two Congressional staffers who are literally gambling on Congress. The Book of Fate is about a young Presidential aide, a crazed assassin, and the 200-year-old code created by Thomas Jefferson that times them together. For authenticity, The Book of Fate was researched with the help of two former Presidents, Clinton and Bush. His last book, The Book of Lies, is about the missing murder weapon that Cain used to kill Abel, as well as the unsolved murder of Superman creator Jerry Siegel’s father. Brad is
one of the only people to interview Jerry Siegel’s family about the murder and, with his charitable site, OrdinaryPeopleChangeTheWorld.com, has been the driving force behind the movement to repair the house where Superman was created.

His books have spent over ten months on the bestseller lists, and have been translated into over 25 languages, from Hebrew to Bulgarian. In The Tenth Justice, the opening lines are: “Ben Addison was sweating. Like a pig.” In the Hebrew translation, it became: “Ben Addison was sweating. Like a horse.” We’re not sure if it’s a Kosher thing or what!

Brad has played himself as an extra in Woody Allen’s “Celebrity,” co-wrote the swearing-in oath for AmeriCorps, the national service program, and earned credit from Columbia Law School for writing his first book, which became The Tenth Justice. Before all of that, he got 24 rejection letters for his true first novel, which still sits on his shelf, published by Kinko’s.

Brad currently lives in Florida with his wife, who’s also an attorney.

Barnes & Noble – Union Square
33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003
212-253-0810

Boston Comic Con 2013 Announces Guests

Press Release:

New England’s biggest and best comic book convention returns on April 20-21, 2013 to the Hynes Convention Center! Joining us this year is a veritable who’s who of amazing comic creators. The growing list of special guests includes Sergio Aragones, Mark Bagley, Nick Bradshaw, Mark Brooks, Amanda Conner, Tony Daniel, Colleen Doran, David Finch, Joseph Michael Linsner, David Mack, Ed McGuinness, Mike Mignola, Dustin Nguyen, Jimmy Palmiotti, George Perez, Amy Reeder, Don Rosa, Tim Seeley, William Stout, and more to be announced! Tell your friends!

RSVP on Facebook!

Tickets are $25 per day or $40 for the weekend and available through Eventbrite at the link!

Artist alley and vendor table registration is also open. Forms can be found on the Boston Comic Con website.

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 40,000 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. Next year’s convention will be held  Saturday April 20th and Sunday April 21st opening at 10:00 am each day at the  Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA. For more information  please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow  us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon)  and Facebook!

CA – Massive DC Comics Signing

Emerald Knights Comics hosts a massive DC Comics signing on Sunday October 21st at 1:00 PM.

Comic book contributors:
Joshua Fialkov (writer) – I, Vampire
Adam Glass (writer) – Suicide Squad
Kyle Higgins (writer) – Nightwing
J.T. Krul (writer) – Captain Atom, Batman Beyond Unlimited
Brian Buccellato (writer) – Flash
Alé Garza (artist) – Teen Titans 
Mike Johnson (writer) – Supergirl

Composers:
Lotita Ritmanis, Michael McCuistion, Kristopher Carter
They all worked on Batman: Animated, Teen Titans, Batman: Brave & the Bold, Young Justice, Superman: Animated and Justice League.
Frederik WeidmannGreen Lantern: Animated

Voice Talent:
Josh Keaton (Green Lantern: Animated, Young Justice, Batman: The Animated Series)

Emerald Knights Comics and Games 
4116 W. Burbank Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505

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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CA – Comic Book Club West Coast

Special guest Geoff Johns (Justice League, Green Lantern, Aquaman) appears for a special West Coast edition of Comic Book Club at NerdMelt on Tuesday, July 10th at 7:30PM! With hosts Pete LePage, Justin Tyler, and Alex Zalben.

Tickets: $8 Advance/$10 At The Door

Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046

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