Over the weekend of November 1st – 3rd downtown Los Angeles will be taken over by one of the fastest growing conventions: Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo. For IDW’s first appearance at the show, the publisher is bringing along some very special guests and exclusives.
On Saturday November 2nd at 10:30 AM in room 308AB join Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall, Special Projects Editor Scott Dunbier, and IDW President Greg Goldstein as they set the stage for IDW’s upcoming 15th year anniversary. Bring some questions, and come prepared for a lively discussion in a unique town hall format. You just might walk away with a free book! With sneak peeks, and a few tricks up their sleeves, this will not be a panel to miss!
Be sure to stop by the IDW booth (712) to pick up the Comikaze exclusive variant of Mars Attacks/Judge Dredd #3 by John McCrea featuring Stan (The Man) Lee! Along with this special $10 variant, IDW will have a library’s worth of your favorite books to stock up on! And watch the IDW Facebook and Twitter feeds for special deals on books throughout the show!
Throughout the convention the IDW booth will also host a number of great signings:
Friday November 1st
3:00 – 4:00 Godzilla: Rulers of Earth – Chris Mowry
5:00 – 6:00 Kill Shakespeare – Conor McCreery
Saturday November 2nd
12:00 – 1:00 Transformers – Livio Ramondelli, Mairghread Scott
1:00 – 2:30 The Other Dead – Joshua Ortega, Digger T. Mesch, and Special Guest Kevin Eastman (of TMNT fame!)
3:00 – 4:00 My Little Pony – Tony Fleecs
4:00 – 5:00 Kill Shakespeare – Conor McCreery
5:00 – 6:00 Amelia Cole & The Unknown World – D.J. Kirkbride
Sunday November 3rd
12:00 – 1:00 Transformers – Livio Ramondelli, Mairghread Scott
1:00 – 2:00 My Little Pony – Tony Fleecs
5:00 – 6:00 Godzilla: Rulers of Earth – Chris Mowry
Stan Lee’s Comikaze is set to have its biggest year yet, and IDW is excited to be a part of it!
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE and MY LITTLE PONY; Paramount’s Star Trek; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; 2000AD’s Judge Dredd; The Rocketeer; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coast’s Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; and the Eisner-Award winning Locke & Key series, created by best-selling author Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio, and the multiple award-winning Artist’s Edition imprint.
IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot; Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Warner Brothers are producing a film based on Ashley Wood’s Lore; and Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film.
Artist Matt Frank signs at Austin Books & Comics on Wednesday, January 23rd from 4:00 to 7:00 pm!
Artist Charlie Adlard launches the first issue of The Walking Dead: The Official Magazine at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore at 1:00 on Saturday 10th November.
From Robert Kirkman’s Eisner Award-winning comic book series, best-selling graphic novels and Emmy-winning AMC television series comes The Walking Dead: The Official Magazine, a new Titan Magazines and Skybound production. This zombie-saga is an international success in 120 countries and 250 million homes and has risen as a phenomenon among the wildly diverging fans of horror and character-driven drama.
Only in The Walking Dead: The Official Magazine will fans gain exclusive access to the most successful adaptation of a comic ever, including in-depth interviews with executive producers and writers Robert Kirkman, Glen Mazzara and David Alpert as well as lead cast members Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes, Sarah Wayne Callies as Lori Grimes and Jon Bernthal as bad boy Shane.
“This magazine will be your one stop destination for all the news pertaining to the comic, TV show, video game, toys, games, and whatever else exists in the ever-expanding Walking Dead universe! If it’s happening, you’ll find out all about it right here!” – Robert Kirkman
Forbidden Planet are thrilled to announce their own limited edition variant cover edition of the magazine, featuring sensational new artwork by Charlie Adlard.
Artist Charlie Adlard began his work in the UK on White Death with Robbie Morrison and many 2000 AD series including Judge Dredd, Armitage, and Savage.
He is well known for his work on The X-Files, Astronauts in Trouble and, of course, The Walking Dead from Image Comics. He is currently the regular penciller on The Walking Dead.
His other work includes Mars Attacks!, The Hellfire Club, and Warlock for Marvel Comics, Batman: Gotham Knights and Green Lantern / Green Arrow for DC Comics and a great many others.
Please note that, due to time constraints, Charlie Adlard will not be sketching at this event – and there may be restrictions on the number of items to be signed.
Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
Ack Ack, The Philly Non-Sports Card Show Returns!
We’re Celebrating 50 Years of Mars Attacks
Harrisburg, PA – October 1, 2012 – The 57th Philly Non-Sports Card Show will take place October 20 and 21 (Saturday and Sunday) at the Merchants Square Mall in Allentown, PA (1901 S 12th Street, Allentown, PA 18103). The Philly Non-Sports Card Show is the premier event for non-sport and entertainment card collectors and has been running continuously since the 1980s.
To coincide with the 50th Anniversary of Mars Attacks, a seminal trading card series, and the recent release of Topps’ Mars Attacks Heritage trading cards, the show will have a Mars Attacks theme. Show goers will be treated to an exclusive Topps Mars Attacks promotional card, several Mars Attacks inspired self-produced Philly Show cards, Mars Attacks prizes, and more. Collectors are encouraged to wear their best alien gear.
As always, collectors will find dealers selling a diverse array of trading cards depicting everything from Garbage Pail Kids to The Walking Dead. Many trading card manufacturers will be exhibiting including Breygent Marketing, Cryptozoic Entertainment, Monsterwax, Non-Sport Update, Rittenhouse Archives, shopTopps, SideKick, Topps, and others
Several artists will also be exhibiting, most of whom have worked on Mars Attacks cards in the past. Those artists include: Doug Cowan, Ted Dastick Jr., Brian Kong, Ed Repka, and Sara Richard.
A special gathering for NSU Card Talk forum members and guests will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, the show’s host hotel (advance registration is required). In keeping with the Mars Attacks theme, Topps’ Licensing Manager will speak about where the license is heading.
Admission to the Philly Non-Sports Card Show is just $6 daily. A two-day pass may be purchased for $10. Show hours are Saturday, 10 AM to 5 PM and Sunday, 10 AM to 3 PM.
Complete show details can be found on Non-Sport Update’s website at: phillynon-sportscardshow.com
June 8 – Topps is pleased to announce a set of promotional MARS ATTACKS trading cards for distribution exclusively at San Diego Comic-Con in July. This set of 9 free cards, featuring all-new art by Eisner award-winning artist John McCrea, is timed to coincide with the release of Mars Attacks Heritage, a deluxe re-issue of the original trading card series.
The giveaway will be the centerpiece of several events planned for San Diego Comic-Con, including a MARS ATTACKS 50th Anniversary panel on Saturday. To find the cards, fans must visit nine different booths throughout the convention. When all of the cards are collected they will form larger image which showcases characters from IDW’s upcoming MARS ATTACKS ongoing comic book series by John Layman and McCrea.
“We couldn’t think of a better place to celebrate MARS ATTACKS’ 50th birthday than at San Diego Comic-Con,” said Adam Levine, Topps’ Licensing Manager. “This free scavenger hunt is our way of bringing the fun of MARS ATTACKS directly to the fans.”
The exclusive cards will be available throughout the weekend at the booths of Abrams Books, Diamond Comic Distributors, Funko, Gentle Giant Ltd, IDW Publishing, Mezco Toyz, Nerdist News via Legendary Pictures, Russ Walks & Wild Tempest and Toynk Toys. Supplies will be strictly limited, and are expected to go fast.
“We’ve got big things planned for MARS ATTACKS this year, next year and beyond, and we hope fans will join us in San Diego to celebrate not just the 50th birthday, but a whole new beginning for MARS ATTACKS,” said Levine.
For more information on MARS ATTACKS, including further details on this and other events at San Diego Comic-Con, join the Official Mars Attacks Facebook page.
Also follow on twitter @realmarsattacks
Scott Wegener, Sara Richard, Roger Andrews, and many more sign at Double Midnight Comics!
Saturday May 5th is Free Comic Book Day and this year we’re celebrating 10 years in business so we’re throwing a BIG party! Here’s some of what you can expect:
Tons of FREE comics – See the list at www.freecomicbookday.com, the list is fantastic!
Special Guests – Scott Wegener (Atomic Robo)
Sara Richard (Kitty & Dino)
Roger Andrews (Super Hero Squad)
Jerry Fleming (Mars Attacks & Marvel trading cards)
Darren Garnick (writer Burt Ward Boy Wonder)
Our most epic costume contest at the store EVER! Prizes to be awarded to the top 3 costumes and we will be giving out prizes to the top kids’ costumes too! Everyone that comes in costume gets more free comics than anyone else, that includes kids!
A coloring contest for kids!
Make sure to check out the FCBD after party! We’re hosting a FREE bowling party over at Spare Time Bowling and then heading out on the town for Cinco De Mayo!
Free Comic Book Day will be just 1 part of our 4 day 10th Anniversary Extravaganza that will start on May 3rd with the Hippo De Mayo Taco Tour and the midnight screening of the Avengers! It continues on Friday with a Star Wars sale, the launch of Magic Avacyn Restored and Free Comic Book Night (come sample some mature readers books)! It all wraps up on Sunday – details coming soon!
Double Midnight Comics
245 Maple St, Unit 11, Manchester, NH 03103