Capullo, Finch, Prado, and Reis Added to Baltimore Comic-Con 2014

February 17, 2014 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Maryland, Top Stories

Press Release:

Baltimore Comic-Con Announces Banner List of All-Star Artists!

Capullo, Finch, Prado, and Reis Join the 3 Day Party!

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – February 10, 2014 – Year after year, the staff at the Baltimore Comic-Con strives to make our show bigger and better, and our 15th annual event will be no different. The premiere 3-day gala occurs the weekend of September 5-7, 2014!

Our announced guests today are noteworthy for their artistic contributions to the industry, and specifically their recent work at DC Comics.

BatmanAfter some initial success at small-press publisher FantaCo, Greg Capullo landed work in the 1990s at Marvel Comics on titles such as Quasar, What If..?, and X-Force. Todd MacFarlane approached Capullo to do work for him at Image Comics on MacFarlane’s Spawn, which led to a run on the title, spin-offs, and other notable titles under the Image umbrella including Haunt and Capullo’s The Creech. DC Comics wooed Capullo to take over art duties on Batman during their New 52 relaunch, a run that went on to earn great accolades.

Dark KnightJoining us from Canada, David Finch received recognition for his early work at Top Cow Productions on titles such as Cyberforce, Ascension, and Aphrodite IX. He then went on to spend a number of years at Marvel Comics, working on blockbuster titles including Ultimate X-Men, Avengers (and the relaunched New Avengers), and Moon Knight before jumping into an exclusive contract with DC Comics in 2010 where he flexed his writing muscles as well as his drawing skills on Batman: The Dark Knight. He is currently working on DC’s Forever Evil.

Justice League of AmericaThe Brazilian team of Ivan Reis and Joe Prado will also return to the Baltimore Comic-Con in 2014! Reis began his career at Dark Horse with a long run on Ghost and follow-up work on The Mask, Time Cop, and Xena. He has worked on Marvel titles like Avengers, Iron Man, and Defenders, and at DC on Action Comics, Teen Titans, and Superman. Prado’s line work has graced the pages and covers of DC Comics’ Superman, Teen Titans, Birds of Prey, and Rann/Thanagar War. Together, they are currently working on Justice League and Aquaman and The Others, also from DC Comics.

“We love what these gentlemen have brought to the DC Comics Universe, and comics art in general,” commented Marc Nathan, promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. “It is an absolute pleasure to welcome them back, and we know our fans will be thrilled to hear they’ll be joining us again!”

This year’s previously confirmed guests for the show include: Marty Baumann (Pixar artist); Jeremy Bastian (Cursed Pirate Girl); Dave Bullock (Batman Black and White); Bernard Chang (Green Lantern Corps); Sean Chen (Amazing Spider-Man); Jimmy Cheung (Infinity); Cliff Chiang (Wonder Woman); Frank Cho (X-Men: Battle of the Atom); Richard Clark (House of Gold & Bones); Steve Conley (Bloop); Alan Davis (Wolverine); Tommy Lee Edwards (Suicide Risk); Garth Ennis (Preacher, The Boys); Dave Gibbons (Watchmen); Bryan JL Glass (Mice Templar); Michael Golden (The Ravagers); Cully Hamner (Animal Man); Dean Haspiel (The Fox); Fred Hembeck (Garfield); Adam Hughes (Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan); JG Jones (Green Lantern Corps, Batman Black and White); Justin Jordan (Luther Strode, Green Lantern: New Guardians); Barry Kitson (Empire); Aaron Kuder (Action Comics); David Mack (Shadowman); Kevin Maguire (Guardians of the Galaxy); Alex Maleev (Moon Knight); Ron Marz (Witchblade); Bob McLeod (X-Men: Gold); Tradd Moore (Deadpool Annual); Mark Morales (New Avengers); Dan Parent (Archie, Veronica, Kevin Keller); David Peterson (Mouse Guard); Eric Powell (The Goon); Brian Pulido (Lady Death); Budd Root (Cavewoman); Alex Saviuk (Web of Spider-Man); Andy Smith (Superman #23.1: Bizarro); John K. Snyder III (Zorro Rides Again); Allison Sohn (sketch card artist); Charles Soule (Thunderbolts); Ben Templesmith (The Memory Collectors); Peter Tomasi (Batman and Two-Face); John Totleben (Swamp Thing); Herb Trimpe (GI Joe: A Real American Hero); Billy Tucci (Shi); Rick Veitch (Saga of the Swamp Thing); Matt Wagner (Grendel); Mark Waid (Daredevil); Bill Willingham (Fables); Renee Witterstaetter (Joe Jusko: Maelstrom); and Thom Zahler (My Little Pony).

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 website, Twitter, and Facebook pages.

About The Baltimore Comic-Con
The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 14th year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. For more information, please visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com.

About The Harvey Awards
The Harvey Awards are one of the comic book industry’s oldest and most respected awards. With a history of over 20 years, the last 9 in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con, the Harveys recognize outstanding achievements in over 20 categories. They are the only industry awards nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals. For more information, please visit www.harveyawards.org.

MD – Dead Body Road Signing

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Writer Justin Jordan signs at Third Eye Comics on Saturday, December 14, 2013 from 11:00am until 1:00pm!

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Third Eye Comics 
2027-A West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401

CA – Luther Strode Signings

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Tradd Moore and Justin Jordan sign at Phat Collectibles in Anaheim on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at 2:00pm and in Huntington Beach on Sunday, August 18, 2013 from 11:00am until 1:00pm!

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Phat Collectibles
1201 S. Euclid Street, Anaheim, CA 92804

16532 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach, CA 92647

NJ – Luther Strode Signing

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Writer Justin Jordan signs at Zapp Comics on Saturday, June 22, 2013!

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Zapp Comics
574 Valley Road, Wayne, NJ 07470
Phone: 973-628-4500

The Summer of Valiant Set to Heat Up HeroesCon 2013

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Press Release:
The SUMMER OF VALIANT Heats Up HEROESCON 2013!
This weekend, Valiant Entertainment is heading south for HeroesCon 2013 in Charlotte, NC – the largest independent comic convention in the United States!
From Friday, June 7th to Sunday, June 9th, visit Valiant in the Charlotte Convention Center at booth #1220/1319 for a ton of special guests, signings, convention exclusives, and free giveaways! Kick off the weekend with an advance look at Quantum and Woody #1 – in stores July 10th – in the pages of the FREE Valiant Summer 2013 Preview Edition, then browse a comprehensive selection of Valiant comics, trade paperback and hardcovers.
Plus, for the first time ever, Valiant will also have a complete array of merchandise from its new partners at Cinder Block available for sale – including t-shirts, hats, buttons and more!
Then, find out everything you need to know about the next year of the Valiant Universe at the Valiant 2013: Inside the Summer of Valiant panel presentation! Join acclaimed creators Robert Venditti (X-O Manowar), Justin Jordan (Shadowman), Matt Kindt (Bloodshot #0), Tom Fowler (Quantum and Woody), Associate Editor Jody LeHeup, Publisher Fred Pierce and Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani for an exclusive round of news and announcements about the most exciting universe in comics.
The Summer of Valiant starts this weekend – only at HeroesCon! We’ll see you in Charlotte!
For more information, visit HeroesOnline.com/HeroesCon and ValiantUniverse.com.

CA – Green Lantern Day

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Robert Venditti, Justin Jordan, Ven Jensen, and more appear at CornerStoreComics on Saturday, June 29, 2013 starting at 11:00 am to celebrate a new era in the Green Lantern Corps!

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CornerStoreComics
980 E Orangethorpe Ave Ste A, Anaheim, CA 92801-1133

CA – Valiant Party

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Beach Ball Comics throws a party on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 5:00pm for Valiant Comics with guests including Justin Jordan, Joshua Dysart, and more to be announced!

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Beach Ball Comics
3024 W Ball Rd Ste G, Anaheim, CA 92804

Awesome Con DC Launches in April 2013 with Nicholas Brendon, Justin Jordan, Etc.

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Press Release:

Awesome Con DC Is Almost Here

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 9, 2013 – Bringing together comics and pop culture with a fun atmosphere, Awesome Con DC will be the first comic-con in the District of Columbia on Saturday, April 20th, and Sunday, April 21st. Says event coordinator Ben Penrod, “This show has something for everyone; dozens of vendors, artists, and special guests, plus lots of exciting events and activities. As a fan, this is heaven.”

Celebrity guests at Awesome Con DC include Buffy The Vampire Slayer’s Nicholas Brendon, Futurama’s Billy West and Phil LaMarr, Ghostbusters’ Ernie Hudson, and Theodus Crane from The Walking Dead. Comic guests include Larry Hama, Herb Trimpe, Justin Jordan, Ben Templesmith, as well as over eighty other artists and comic creators.

If buying comics, getting autographs, and meeting amazing creators isn’t enough, there are over fifty events, panels, presentations, contests, and Q&As. Highlights include Sci-Fi Speed Dating, Super Art Fight, four costume contests, and a concert! Kids can enjoy the KIDS ARE AWESOME room, filled with art supplies. If you love gaming, you’ll have a blast in the Mind Of The Geek Game Room, with over a dozen scheduled events, plus free play.

“We are bringing a big convention feel to Washington, DC. This is the type of event the people of this area deserve,” said Steve Anderson, co-promoter of Awesome Con DC and owner of Third Eye Comics.

Tickets are on sale now, and will be available at the door. To buy tickets or to learn more about Awesome Con D.C., check out www.awesomecondc.com.

Contact:
Ben Penrod
301-455-3500

MD – FCBD: Five Years of Third Eye

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3ecCullen Bunn, Joelle Jones, Brian Hurtt, Joshua Dysart, Justin Jordan, Duane Swierczynski, Bryan Turner, and more sign at Third Eye Comics on Saturday May 4, 2013 for Free Comic Book Day!

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FREE COMIC BOOK DAY x FIVE YEARS OF THIRD EYE
The Five Year Anniversary Celebration of THIRD EYE COMICS!
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9AM-9PM
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FIRST 50 IN LINE GET A FREE THIRD EYE T-SHIRT

FIRST 100 IN LINE GET A FREE THIRD EYE X FCBD WRIST BAND

WAITING IN LINE? BE ENTERED TO WIN PRINTS, TOYS & MORE

COME IN COSTUME & BE ENTERED TO WIN A $200 GIFT CARD

Buy the Third Eye x FCBD Commemorative “FIVE YEARS OF THIRD EYE” T-Shirt featuring art by STUFF OF LEGEND’s CHARLE PAUL WILSON III
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Join us for the five year anniversary of THIRD EYE COMICS in ANNAPOLIS, MD on SATURDAY May 4th, which also just so happens to be FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!

Festivities include:

FREE COMIC BOOKS ALL DAY LONG!

CREATOR GUESTS GALORE, including:

Signings Take Place from 9AM – 4PM.

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CULLEN BUNN (DEADPOOL KILLS THE MARVEL UNIVERSE, DEADPOOL KILLUSTRATED, VENOM, SIXTH GUN, HELHEIM)

CHARLES SOULE (SWAMP THING, 27)

JERRY & PENELOPE GAYLORD (FANBOYS VS. ZOMBIES, ADVENTURE TIME, NFL RUSH ZONE)

DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI (BLOODSHOT, HARBINGER WARS, JUDGE DREDD, CABLE, DEADPOOL WADE WILSON’S WAR)

JOSHUA DYSART (HARBINGER, HARBINGER WARS, UNKNOWN SOLDIER, DARK CRYSTAL, VIOLENT MESSIAHS)

JOELLE JONES (HELHEIM, DR HORRIBLE, HOUSE OF NIGHT)

BRYAN TURNER (FANBOYS VS ZOMBIES, NFL RUSH ZONE)

JUSTIN JORDAN (LEGEND OF LUTHER STRODE, GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS, DEATHSTROKE, SHADOWMAN)

BRIAN HURTT (THE SIXTH GUN, QUEEN & COUNTRY)

AWESOME ACTIVITIES, INCLUDING…

Get Your Picture Taken with Doctor Who and the TARDIS Photobooth! (9AM-2PM)

Get Your Picture Taken with the Imperial Stormtroopers of the 501st Legion (9AM-1PM)

SPECIAL 1 DAY ONLY ANNIVERSARY SALE

20% OFF ALL Graphic Novels (excluding new releases from 4/1-5/4)

20% OFF ALL Statues & Toys (excluding new releases from 4/1-5/4)

20% OFF ALL Games (excluding new releases from 4/1-5/4)

50% OFF SELECT Trade Paperbacks & Hardcovers

50% OFF SELECT Toys & Statues

$1.00 Back Issue Bins or Fill A Short Box for $50.00

Third Eye Comics 
2027-A West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401

NC – Free Comic Book Day 2013

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Adam Hughes, Brian Stelfreeze, Tony Harris, Jason Latour, Cully Hamner, Francesco Francavilla, and many more sign at Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find on Saturday May 4, 2013 for Free Comic Book Day!

Free Comic Book Day 2013 @ Heroes is going to be our biggest and best yet! Come out on May 4th to meet more great comic creators than we have ever had at this fun annual event! Also, it says it right there in the name but in case you missed it, there will be lots of FREE COMICS to choose from too! Check out our awesome guest list and save the date!

  • CHRIS BRUNNER – Artist: Loose Ends, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, The Ride
  • IAN FLYNN – Writer: Sonic the Hedgehog, Mega Man
  • FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA – Writer/Artist: Black Beetle Artist: Captain America & Black Widow, Detective Comics
  • SANFORD GREENE – Artist: Rotten Apple, Deadpool, Wonder Girl, Method Man GN
  • CULLY HAMNER – Artist: Red, The Question, Detective Comics, Black Lightning
  • JOHN HAIRSTON JR. – Painter
  • DUSTIN HARBIN – Writer/Artist: DIARY COMICS, Nutted!, DHARBIN!
  • TONY HARRIS – Artist: JSA: Whistling Skull, Ex Machina, Starman, War Heroes
  • ADAM HUGHES – Artist: Before Watchmen: Doctor Manhattan, Fairest, Wonder Woman, Catwoman
  • JUSTIN JORDAN – Writer: Legend of Luther Strode, Superboy, Deathstroke, Green Lantern: New Guardians
  • JASON LATOUR – Writer: Winter Soldier, Loose Ends,Wolverine: Japan’s Most Wanted Artist: B.P.R.D., Django Unchained
  • JACKIE LEWIS – Artist: Play Ball
  • TRADD MOORE – Artist: Legend of Luther Strode, Legends of the Dark Knight
  • ERAKLIS PETMEZAS – Writer/Artist: Last Cigarette
  • JAY POTTS – Writer/Artist: World of Hurt
  • RIDDLE – Cosplayer
  • BUDD ROOT – Writer/Artist: Cavewoman
  • ANDY SMITH – Artist: The First, Weapon X, Green Lantern, WWE Heroes, Flex and Tone
  • BRIAN STELFREEZE – Artist: Domino, Matador, Batman: Shadow of the Bat

NOTE that free sketches are at the discretion of the artists, and are not guaranteed. So, mark that date on your calendar folks! Get here early on Saturday, May 4th at Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find will be a great time and you won’t want to miss it!

Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find 
1957 E. 7th Street, Charlotte, NC 28204

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