Stan Lee & Joe Sinnott Receive Military Honors at RICC 2016

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Press Release:

United States Military Honors Comic Book Legends Stan Lee And Joe Sinnott At Rhode Island Comic Con

Providence, Rhode Island – On Veterans Day, representatives of the United States Army and Navy, along with chapters of the American Legion, the Marine Corps League, and Texas State Guard, surprised comic book icons Stan Lee and Joe Sinnott with military accolades.

Awards of appreciation and recognition were presented to Mr. Lee, 93, who served as a Sergeant in the US Army Signal Corps during World War II, at his VIP panel Friday night. Army Captain James R. Whitney, Navy Chief Petty Officer Kurt Anderson, their respective staffs and several former US Service members, imparted the honors.

Army Staff Sergeant Joshua Mitchell tendered an American flag to Mr. Lee at the request of Major General Anthony C. Funkhouser. The flag was flown in his honor on the occasion of Veterans Day “for his faithful service to our Nation as a United States Soldier during World War II.” MG Funkhouser is the Commanding General, Center for Initial Military Training, US Army Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Eustis, VA.

“Next to my marriage and the birth of my daughter. This is the most sensational moment in my life. I will never forget this…” Stated a very emotional Mr. Lee, “It is such an honor which I’m sure I don’t deserve.”

000_ricc-sinnott-tucciMr. Sinnott’s awards were handed out at a dinner attended by his family, friends and fans later on that evening. His flag was presented on behalf of MG Funkhouser who bestowed the title of “SEABEE For Life” to the sailor, 90.

After his older brother Sgt. Jack Sinnott, was tragically killed in action in France, Mr. Sinnott joined the US Navy Seabees shortly after his 18th birthday. He served in the bloody World War II Battle of Okinawa rising to the rank of Machinist Mate 3rd Class.

As restaurant patrons applauded with a standing ovation, the legendary artist who created thousands of comics for over sixty years, humbly confessed, “I’m speechless, I really am. This is just unbelievable. One of the greatest honors I’ve ever had. Thank You!”

In addition to the flags, certificates, challenge coins, plaques and “swagger sticks” of appreciation were also awarded to both veterans. “They got me mixed up with someone else” Mr. Lee said in disbelief. “But I can’t thank you enough and I will never forget this moment… We have the greatest military in the whole world.”

As uniformed service members past and present presented arms to a saluting Mr. Lee, he exclaimed to the teary-eyed audience, “If someone isn’t filming this, I’ll never talk to you again!”

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TX – Doctor Strange Signing

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Chris Cargill, screenwriter for Marvel’s new movie Dr. Strange along with other movies like Sinister and Sinister 2, appears at Dragon’s Lair on Saturday November 5th from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM for a signing!

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Dragon’s Lair Austin
2438 West Anderson Lane, Suite B-1, Austin, TX 78757
(512) 454-2399

NYC – Marvel: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know Signing

000000000000000-aeyn2k_marvelAuthors Lorraine Cink and John Sazaklis will be hosting Marvel trivia (with chances to win some cool prizes!) and signing copies of their book Marvel: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know at the Astoria Bookshop on Saturday, September 17th at 3:00 PM. Open to fans of all ages!

Following the acclaim of Star Wars: Everything You Need to Know, DK presents Marvel: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know, a jam-packed visual guide filled with bizarre-but-true tales of the Marvel Comics Universe and quirky insights into everyone’s favorite Super Heroes and villains, including the Avengers, Spider-Man, and Daredevil, such as:

The Hulk can knock his enemies right off their feet with a single handclap

If Doc Ock’s tentacles are cut off, he can get them back with the thought impulse “Return to your master!”

The Punisher once eliminated everyone, including himself.

Lorraine Cink is a comedian and writer for Marvel’s weekly web shows, The Marvel Minute, THWIP! The Big Marvel Show, and Marvel Top 10. When not cracking jokes on stage, red carpet, or screen; Lorraine is a serious Marvel expert who really knows how to make her deep knowledge accessible and entertaining to a wide audience. Follow her adventures @lorrainecink.

John Sazaklis is a New York Times bestselling author. By day, John is a somewhat mild-mannered art director and designer at a publishing house. He has also illustrated Spider-Man books and created toys used in MAD magazine. You can check out his blog at www.Sazmagic.blogspot.com and follow him on Instagram at @johnnysaz.

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The Astoria Bookshop
31-29 31st Street (between Broadway and 31st Avenue)
Astoria, NY 11106
(718) 278-2665

OR – Marvel: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know Signing

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Adam Bray signs Marvel: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know at Powell’s City of Books on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 7:00 PM!

Discover fantastic facts, bizarre-but-true tales, and uncanny trivia about the superheroes and villains of the Marvel Comics Universe with Marvel: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know (DK). Join contributor Adam Bray for behind-the-scenes revelations to strange and interesting facts about everyone’s favorite Marvel comic characters, including The Avengers, Spider-Man, and Daredevil.

Powell’s City of Books
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. Beaverton, OR 97005
503-228-465

DE – Kingsway West #1 Signing

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Writer Greg Pak (Incredible Hulk, Superman/Wonder Woman) appears at The Comic Book Shop to sign copies of Dark Horse Comics’ Kingsway West #1 on Saturday, August 27th from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM!

About Kingsway West #1:
“After thirteen years in prison, a Chinese gunslinger named Kingsway Law just wants to find his wife. But in a fantastical American Old West crackling with magic, monsters, and racist vigilantes, trouble just won’t leave him be. And in this case, trouble is a woman with a magic sword who needs his help.”

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The Comic Book Shop
1855 Marsh Road, Wilmington, DE 19810
(302) 477-1119

MD – Kingsway West #1 Signing

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Writer Greg Pak (Incredible Hulk, Superman/Wonder Woman) appears at Third Eye Comics on Sunday, August 28, 2016 from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM to sign KINGSWAY WEST from Dark Horse Comics!

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Third Eye Comics
2027-A West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 897-0322

NY – Kingsway West Launch Signing

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Writer Greg Pak (Incredible Hulk, Superman/Wonder Woman) appears at Fourth World Comics to sign copies of Dark Horse Comics’ Kingsway West #1 on Wednesday, August 24th from 6-8 pm!

Fourth World Comics
33 Route 111, Smithtown, NY 11787
631-366-4440

NYC – Marvel Trivia Night

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Press Release:

What is the name of Thor’s hammer? What does J.A.R.V.I.S. stand for? In what Russian city was Black Widow born? Are these questions too easy for you and your friends? Then come on out and compete in our Marvel Trivia battle!

What better way to celebrate the release of Marvel: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know than with a head-scratching trivia challenge? Authors Lorraine Cink and John Sazaklis will be hosting the battle, awarding some prizes, and will be available for signing at Strand Book Store on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 7:00 PM!

Join us in the Rare Book Room to test your knowledge against fellow comic-book enthusiasts and see who’s the real Marvel master! Trivia, prizes, signings, ’nuff said!

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Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
(212) 473-1452

NYC – Kingsway West #1 Signing

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Writer Greg Pak (Incredible Hulk, Superman/Wonder Woman) appears at Midtown Comics Downtown to sign copies of Dark Horse Comics’ Kingsway West #1 on Thursday, August 25th at 7:00 pm!

Kingsway West #1:

“After thirteen years in prison, a Chinese gunslinger named Kingsway Law just wants to find his wife. But in a fantastical American Old West crackling with magic, monsters, and racist vigilantes, trouble just won’t leave him be. And in this case, trouble is a woman with a magic sword who needs his help.”

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Midtown Comics Downtown
64 Fulton Street, New York, New York 10038
(212) 302-8192

NYC – Deadpool #17 Signing

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Artist Mike Hawthorne is going to visit Midtown Comics Downtown on Friday, August 26th to sign copies of Deadpool #17 for fans! He’ll be at the store from 6pm-8pm, and you can get up to three items signed – one of them must be Deadpool #17!

About Deadpool #17

CIVIL WAR II TIE-IN!
Remember when Deadpool’s inner monologues were at war? Now, one of those voices is out and about, revealed as MADCAP! And he’s got a mad-on for REVENGE! Parental Advisory

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Midtown Comics Downtown
64 Fulton Street, New York, New York 10038
(212) 302-8192

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