NJ – Combat Jacks #1 Signing

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Press Release:

Mark McKenna makes his triumphant return to East Side Mags for the re-release of Combat Jacks #1 but this time – it’s the Director’s Cut! He’ll be signing copies of Combat Jacks #1, sketching on blank covers and hanging out from 1pm-5pm on Saturday, October 15!

About Combat Jacks #1:
In the 23rd-century, a space marine squad is sent to investigate the disappearance of prison terraformers on newfound planet Maia. What they find is much worse then they imagined. The oxygen-rich atmosphere created by the planet’s pumpkin-like vegetation makes Maia a perfect place for settlement – and the perfect flytrap!

About Mark:
Mark McKenna is a 30 year veteran of the comic book industry. In that time he has worked on Batman, Wolverine, Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk and more recently on Star Wars, counting over 550 comics in all.

Mark’s more recent work can be seen in Legendary Picture Books PACIFIC RIM movie prequel, Dark Horse Comics Star Wars-The Old Republic: The Lost Suns. In 2012 his work on the online web comic titled “Star Wars: Blood of the Empire“ was collected into an 84 page trade paperback and was the lynchpin for the 2012 released Bio-ware online video game, The Old Republic.

His children’s book series Banana Tail and Friends is a labor of love that he created when his daughter was four and had a newborn son. His most recent Banana Tail project, The BOOnana Tail Halloween Special was released for Halloween 2014 and was treated as an “all ages” comic project that continues to grow with children that had the original storybooks read to them as younger children. The other Banana Tail titles include; Banana Tail’s Tales and Activities, Banana Tail’s Colorful Adventure and the soon-to-be-released Banana Tail and the Checkerboard Jungle

Mark has also created, written, inked and published the Sci Fi/Horror COMBAT JACKS comic book mini series. COMBAT JACKS #3… “The Saga Continues” was recently published and is now available under Mark’s Banana Tale Press imprint.

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

NJ – East Side Mags Signing

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Tony DiGerolamo (The Travelers, Everknights) and Mark McKenna (Combat Jacks, Banana Tail) appear at East Side Mags on Saturday August 6th from noon till 6:00 PM, signing copies of their various comics and hanging out with fans! Mark will also be sketching for customers so make sure you get here early!

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

April 2016 will See the Biggest New England Super Megafest Yet

Press Release:

THE BIGGEST SUPER MEGAFEST YET!

75,000- square feet of Spectacular on APRIL 8-10th, 2016!

The NEW ENGLAND SUPER MEGAFEST SPRING SPECTACULAR is here! Hollywood comes back to New England this Spring! Comics, Movies, Super Heroes, Music, Wrestling and Intergalactic Fun come together in Marlborough at the SUPER MEGAFEST, New England’s premiere Celebrity Pop Culture Fan Fest!

Tickets are now on sale!

ORDER TICKETS ONLINE for super easy check in with print or selfie tickets!

The SUPER MEGAFEST COMIC CON SPRING SPECTACULAR takes place

Friday, April 8th from 4pm to 9pm,

Saturday, April 9th from 10:30am to 6pm

Sunday, April 10th from 10:30am to 5pm

at the ROYAL PLAZA TRADE CONVENTION CENTER located at 181 Boston Post Rd. West, Marlborough, MA 01752.

This year’s event will feature Hollywood Icons & Celebrities, an awesome array of Comic Artists, Authors, plus Science Fiction, Wrestling and Rock & Roll legends!

Comic, Movie and TV fans will be thrilled with the rare appearances of:

GUEST OF HONOR – BURT REYNOLDS – Saturday only!

JAMES MARSTERS  – Spike of Buffy/Angel, Smallville,Torchwood, Caprica and much more!

PETER MAYHEW – CHEWBACCA of Star Wars!

KEVIN SORBO – Star of Hercules, Andromeda and much more!

RIC FLAIR – ( Sat & Sun) Legendary Wrestling Super Star!

DINA MEYER – Starship Troopers, SAW, Birds of Prey and more!

CASPER VAN DIEN – Starship Troopers, Tarzan, Sleepy Hollow and more!

MICK FOLEY– (Friday & Sat) Wrestling Superstar!

THE WARRIORS Reunion – featuring Michael Beck, Dorsey Wright, Thomas G Waites, Terry Michos, David Harris and Special Guest Deborah Van Valkenburgh !

LEE MERIWETHER – Batman’s Catwoman, Barnaby Jones and more!

CORBIN BERNSON – starred in L.A. Law, The Dentist, Psych, Major League, Major League II, and Major League: Back to the Minors, General Hospital, Cuts and much more!

ERIC BISCHOFF – WWE, WCW and more!

MICKIE JAMES – professional wrestler, actress, model and country singer!

BILLY ZABKA – Karate Kid!

BUTCH PATRICK – Eddie Munster and much more!

SARA JEAN UNDERWOOD – Actress, Model & fan favorite! ATTACK OF THE SHOW!,  EPIC MOVIE & MTV’S Ridiculousness plus much more!

KAYLA COLLINS – Actress, Model, Disc Jockey & Music Producer, Designer, and Entrepreneur!

PETE BEST – original drummer for The Beatles!

JOEY MOLLAND – of BADFINGER rock n’ roll fame!

HARLEY RACE – (Sat & Sun) Legendary wrestler!

CYNTHIA ROTHROCK – (Sat & Sun) Queen of Martial Arts films!

MARK DODSON – voice actor of Star Wars Force Awakens, gremlins and more!

KADROLSHA ONA – Queen of the Paranormal!

MARK LINDSAY – formerly of Paul Revere and the Raiders!

SUSAN COWSILL – of The Cowsills

BILL DIAMOND – Puppeteer of Monster TV Network, Great Space Coaster, Dark Crystal, Fraggle Rock, Dr. Rock’s Dinosaur Adventure (FOX) and Sesame Street!

 

COMIC ARTISTS include:

MIKE GRELL  – Comic artist for Legion of Super Heroes, Green Lantern/Green Arrow, The Warlord, and Jon Sable Freelance and much more!

GRAHAM NOLAN  – Inkpot Award winning cartoonist best known for BATMAN in Detective Comics and as the de-signer of BANE!

JOE JUSKO – painted almost every major Marvel character over the last three decades!

ALEX SUVIAK – Marvel and DC Comics Artist – including Spider-man, Green Lantern, Superman and more!

BOB BUDIANSKY  – comic book writer, editor, and penciller, best known for his work on Marvel’s Transformers comic and much more!

MARK TEXEIRA – huge resume of comic art!

JACK PURCELL – Artist JSA, Guardians of the Galaxy, Batgirl plus much more!

JOE ST PIERRE – Comic artist for an amazing array of Super Heroes including Spider-man, Fantastic Four and more!

BILL ANDERSON – Artist for hundreds of comics for Marvel, DC, Image, Comico, First and many more!

JOHN HEBERT– X-Men Adventures, Punisher, Deathlok and current Captain Action artist!

MARK MCKENNA – Artist for Marvel and DC comics – The X Men, Spider Man, Batman, The Justice League and more!

The stars will be signing autographs and doing Q & A sessions with fans throughout the day. Professional photos with most celebrities will be available on site!

X-Men and other Marvel and DC writers and artists will give panel discussions and mingle with celebrities and costumed fans!

The Super Megafest presents the best exhibitors on the East Coast with one of the largest selections of comics, toys, videos, non-sports cards and memorabilia from Comics, TV, Movies, and Rock & Roll that you will ever find!

Other attractions include an amazing Costume Contest (including a children’s category), stunning Movie Cars, mischievous Pirates and much more!  After hours, enjoy a multitude of shadowcast movie performances and parties, including the COME TOGETHER MUSIC FEST and CosCLUB DANCE PARTY, ensuring the event has something for all ages.

For more info log onto WWW.SUPERMEGAFEST.COM

New England Super Megafest Comic Con 2016

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Press Release:

New England Super Megafest Comic Con is New England’s Super-Fun Comic & Celebrity Pop Culture Fanfest celebrating Comics, TV, Movie, Sci-Fi, Wrestling and Rock & Roll! NESMFCC features incredible celebrity autograph signings and photo ops with guests including James Marsters, Lee Meriwether, Dina Meyer, Mick Foley, Casper Van Dien, Kevin Sorbo, Corbin Bernsen, Deborah Van Valkenburgh, Michael Beck, Dorsey Wright, Thomas G. Waites, Terry Michos, David Harris, Butch Patrick, and more! Scheduled celebrity Q & A Sessions and photo ops will be held throughout the weekend of April 8-10, 2016.

Marvel and DC writers and artists such as Hannibal King, Joe St. Pierre, Greg LaRocque, Mark McKenna, Mike Grell, Jack Purcell, Alex Saviuk, Bob Budiansky, John Hebert, Kevin Liell, and Bill Anderson will give panel discussions and mingle with celebrities and costumed fans!

The Super Megafest presents the best exhibitors on the East Coast with one of the largest selections of comics, toys, videos, non-sports cards and memorabilia from TV, Movies, and Rock & Roll that you will ever find!

Other attractions include an amazing Costume Contest (including a children’s category), stunning Movie Cars, mischievous Pirates and much more! After hours, enjoy a multitude of shadowcast movie performances and parties, including the COME TOGETHER MUSIC FEST and CosCLUB Dance Party, ensuring the event has something for all ages.

www.supermegafest.com

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Royal Plaza Trade Center
181 Boston Post Rd W, Marlborough, Massachusetts 01752

NY – Creating Comics w/ Mark McKenna

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Long time comic book illustrator Mark McKenna, who works for Marvel and DC Comics and whose credits include The Hulk, Spider-Man, and Justice League and most recently Star Wars: The Old Republic for Dark Horse Comics, appears at the Guilderland Public Library on Saturday October 3, 2015 at 11:00 AM to demonstrate the process of creating comics in a 90-minute presentation. With a hands-on approach, Mark explains the jobs and atmosphere surrounding a freelance comic illustrator including what it takes to put a monthly comic book together, via a 25-minute PowerPoint presentation.

Register for this event online here, or call 456-2400 x 2

Registering for an event automatically enters you into a raffle to win a print or book from the presenting artist. Artist prints and books will be available for purchase at each artist event.

Guilderland Public Library
2228 Western Ave, Guilderland, NY 12203
518-456-2400

Hartford Comic Con Returns on Sept. 19-20, 2015

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Hartford Comic Con returns this September 19-20, 2015 at the XL Center in Hartford, CT! In the very first year, over 11,000 fans attended and this year they are looking for even more fans to join in the fun!

The staff has been hard at work putting together a great guest line up for this year’s convention and will continue to do so up to the opening of the show! Currently the following comic creators are scheduled to appear: Ray Fawkes, Chad Hardin, John Tyler Christopher, Ed McGuinness, Ben Templesmith, Dave Dorman, Jeremy Bastian, Craig Rousseau, Mark McKenna (special host for this year’s Kids Conn!), Jack Purcell, Bob Almond, Khary Randolph, Paul Ryan, Sara Richard, Darby Pop!, Jeff Schultz, Ransom Getty, Nate Bellegarde, Mike Lilly, Matt Fletcher, Braden Lamb, Alex Sanchez, Eric Talbot, Alex Sanchez and Ale Garza!

Additionally several media guests from movies and television will also appear: Kelly Hu, Eric Roberts, Michael Jai WhiteJoey Lauren Adams, Christy Romano, BJ Britt, Ernie Hudson, Samantha Newark, Nicki Clyne, Robert Axelrod, Jeff Kline, Taimak, Tito Santana, and Trina Nishimura!

For those interested in either Artist Alley tables or Vendor space, please visit our website www.hartfordcomiccon.com and follow the link under the registration tab.

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For those interested in attending our event, tickets are available directly from the XL Center’s homepage www.xlcenter.com, by phone 877-522-8499, or by visiting the XL Center itself.

NY – Jack Kirby Day 2015

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Press Release:

A Birthday Party for the King of Comics, Jack Kirby, will be held at Shmaltz Brewery on Friday, August 28th from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM! Sponsored by Shmaltz Brewery, Excellent Adventures Comics, and Comic Depot, the event will feature Shmaltz’s “King Kirby Ale,” honoring Jack Kirby’s vast legacy in comics.

“King Kirby Ale” is a special bottling of Shmaltz’s Slingshot Lager, featuring Jack Kirby himself on the label in art by comics stalwarts Lee Moder and Paul Harding. Limited Edition cases will be on sale at Shmaltz the night of the event, with a percentage of proceeds going to the comic-oriented charity Hero Initiative.

The Kirby Birthday Party features an impressive list of comic creators, who will be on hand to sign and sketch. Guests include Steve Niles, Andy Lanning, Ron Marz, Lee Moder, Paul Harding, Tom Raney, Joe Staton, Mark McKenna, Steve Orlando, and many more.

The ticket cost of $20 include five samples of Shmaltz beers, a complimentary glass, a piece of Kirby birthday cake, and a chance at door prizes. There will also be a silent auction of special comic items donated by creators. Ticket and auction proceeds benefit comic charities Hero Initiative and Kirby4Heroes. Tickets are available for sale online now…

Tickets will also be available at the door, the night of the event.

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Shmaltz Brewery
6 Fairchild Square Clifton Park, NY 12065

Albany Comic Con (October 2015)

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Convention Name
Albany Comic Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.albanycomicbookshow.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
10/04/2015
About This Convention
The Albany Comic Con is the premiere comic book, and collectibles show in the Capital district of upstate New York. Now in it’s 7th year, and growing every year. The show features comic books for collectors of all ages.

The areas best dealers, and professionals all come together to make the show a full blown convention, but with the intimacy you can’t find at the larger national conventions. We promote two shows a year, one in the Spring, close to FCBD. the other in the fall, close to Halloween. It’s the shows mission to continue to grow the comics medium. Expand audience awareness of comic books, and the fun and excitement they provide

Venue Name and Address
Holiday Inn
205 Wolf Rd.
Albany, New York 12205
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
175
Projected Attendance
2,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Ron Marz, Joe Sinnott, JM DeMatteis, Joe Staton, Mark McKenna and many more.

Albany

Albany Comic Con (June 2015)

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Convention Name
Albany Comic Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.albanycomicbookshow.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
06/07/2015
About This Convention
The Albany Comic Con is the premiere comic book, and collectibles show in the Capital district of upstate New York. Now in it’s 7th year, and growing every year. The show features comic books for collectors of all ages.The areas best dealers, and professionals all come together to make the show a full blown convention, but with the intimacy you can’t find at the larger national conventions. We promote two shows a year, one in the Spring, close to FCBD. the other in the fall, close to Halloween. It’s the shows mission to continue to grow the comics medium. Expand audience awareness of comic books, and the fun and excitement they provide.
Venue Name and Address
Holiday Inn
205 Wolf Rd.
Albany, New York 12205
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
150
Projected Attendance
1200
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Joe Sinnott, Joe Staton, Ron Marz, Todd Dezago, Fred Hembeck, Mike Raicht, Mark McKenna, Matthew Dow Smith, and many more.

Albany

The Great Philadelphia Comic Con! (April 2015)

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Convention Name
The Great Philadelphia Comic Con!
Convention Website Address
http://www.PhiladelphiaComicCon.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
04/03/2015
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
04/05/2015
About This Convention
The Great Philadelphia Comic Con!
Friday-Sunday April 3-5th 2015SHOW HOURS:
Friday – 4pm-9pm
Saturday – 10AM-7pm
Sunday – 10AM – 5PM
LOCATION: The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center – 100 Station Avenue, Oaks, PA 19456
5,000+ FREE PARKING spots onsite!

ADMISSION:
3-Day Pass – $55
Friday Only – $20
Saturday – $40
Sunday – $30
Kids 12 and under FREE!
SAVE 20% OFF when you arrive in costume on any ticket!

100,000+ sqft of Vintage – Current Comic books, Toys, Games, Celebrities, Memorabilia and more! Door Prizes Each Day!
Special Events include:
Costume Contests!
Q&A Panels!
Egg hunt!
Door Prizes & More!

Media Guests:
Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers:
Original Red Ranger – Austin St. John!
Original Blue Ranger – David Yost!
Original Black Ranger – Walter Jones!
Yellow Ranger – Karan Ashley!
Zordon – David Fielding!
Rita Repulsa – Barbara Goodson!
Goldar – Kerrigan Mahan!

Buffy the Vampire Slayer:
‘Glory’ – Clare Kramer!
Additional To be Announced!

Angel/Agents of Shield:
J August Richards!

Movie and TV Propmaster – Ken Palkow!

Star Wars/Gremlins:
Mark Dodson!

The Walking Dead:
To Be Announced!
Star Trek:
To Be Announced!

Former Wrester – Brimstone!

Cosplay and Costuming Groups:
Mandalorian Mercs – Star Wars Costuming Group
Imperial Klingon Forces -Star Trek Costuming Group
The Finest – Gi Joe Costuming Group

Artists Guests include:
Mark Morales!
Mark McKenna!
Ande Parks!
Scott Hanna!
Rich Laslo!
Image Comics FURIOUS creator – Bryan JL Glass!
Rocco’s Modern Life animator – Carol ‘Kotty’ Kilbanks!
Disney Animator – Terry Naughton!
Publishers include:
Hound Comics!
Nemesis Studios!
Additional Media, Artists, and Panel Schedules to be announced, for up to date information visit:www.PhiladelphiaComicCon.com

Venue Name and Address
The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
100 Station Avenue
Oaks, PENNSYLVANIA 19456
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
200
Projected Attendance
15000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Mark Morales, Mark McKenna, Bryan JL Glass, Ande Parks, Austin St. John, Karan Ashley, Walter Jones, David Yost, David Fielding, Kerrigan Mahan, Barbara Goodson, J August Richards

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