Manami Matsumae is best known for composing the legendary music for the original Mega Man (1987), including its iconic “Game Start” jingle. Following her departure from Capcom in 1991, she became a freelance video game music composer. The soundtracks she worked on afterwards include the Derby Stallion series, several Game Boy titles developed by Sunsoft, and other games such as The Adventures of Lolo, Another Bible, Jade Cocoon 2, and Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and The Tower of Mirrors.
In more recent years, Matsumae has returned to the Mega Man series via Inti Creates, serving as a regular guest arranger for its album releases and joining several other former Mega Man composers in creating the Robot Master themes for Mega Man 10 (2010).
Matsumae joined Brave Wave when it was founded in early 2014 and has released several original standalone tracks under the label, such as “One Shot, One Kill” (2013) and “Blue Star” (2014, featuring Tim McCord of Evanescence). She has collaborated on tracks with other video game composers such as Chipzel (Super Hexagon) and Keiji Yamagishi (Ninja Gaiden). Through Brave Wave she has also contributed to the soundtracks of Western indie releases, including Shovel Knight (2014), Mighty No. 9 (2015), Heart Forth Alicia (2016) and Starr Mazer (TBA).
View all of our Guests of Honor here.
About Anime Boston:
With nearly 25,500 attendees in 2013, Anime Boston is an annual three-day Japanese animation convention held in Boston, Mass. Anime Boston 2015 is scheduled for Friday, April 3 through Sunday, April 5 at the Hynes Convention Center and Sheraton Boston Hotel. More information about Anime Boston can be found at www.animeboston.com.
About New England Anime Society:
The New England Anime Society was founded in 2001. Based in Massachusetts, The New England Anime Society, Inc. is parent organization of Anime Boston and is dedicated to furthering public education and understanding of the Japanese language and culture through visual and written media. More information about The New England Anime Society is available at www.neanime.org.
Archie Comics will have exclusive variant covers, special creator signings, and three must-see panels at this year’s New York Comic Con, the premiere pop-culture extravaganza in New York City from October 9-12 at the Jacob Javits Center.
New York Comic Con 2014 Exclusive Variant Covers
Archie Comics will have New York Comic Con exclusive variant covers to ARCHIE #660, MEGA MAN #41, SABRINA #1, and SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #265 at the Archie Comics Booth (#1936)!
Variants are $10 each and supplies are limited.
Archie Comics will also be hosting creator signings at the Archie Comics Booth (#1936) all weekend! Take a look at the full signing schedule below:
Archie Originals: Fri 10/10, Sun 10/12, 11 am – 12 pm
Dan Parent, Fernando Ruiz, Jack Morelli, Paul Castiglia (Friday only)
Death of Archie: Sat 10/11, 11 am – 12 pm
Jon Goldwater, Fernando Ruiz, Pat Kennedy
Archie Meets Kiss: Sat 10/11, 4 pm – 5 pm
Dan Parent, Alex Segura
Archie Action: Fri 10/10, Sat 10/11, Sun 10/12, 1 pm – 2 pm
Jamal Peppers, Ryan Jampole, Jennifer Hernandez, Ben Hunzeker, John Workman, James Fry
Archie Horror: Fri 10/10, Sat 10/11, Sun 10/12, 2 pm – 3 pm
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Francesco Francavilla, Robert Hack
Dark Circle Comics: Sun 10/12, 4 pm – 5 pm
Duane Swierczynski, Chuck Wendig, Dean Haspiel
Don’t miss Archie’s three must-see panels at this year’s show featuring the latest news and the creative talent behind all your favorite comic book series!
Archie Action Hour: Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man
Thursday, October 9 from 1 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. in Room 1A18
Paul Kaminski (Archie Comics Executive Director of Editorial) is joined by Mike Pellerito (Archie Comics President), Vincent Lovallo (Assistant Editor), Ryan Jampole, Ben Hunzeker, Jennifer Hernandez, Jamal Peppers, and Jon Gray to bring you an hour jam-packed with action and adventure as you go behind the scenes and get the latest news on all things SONIC THE HEDGEHOG and MEGA MAN!
Archie Forever: Life, Afterlife and Beyond
Friday, October 10 from 4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. in Room 1A05
Archie is everywhere! This is the one panel you cannot miss! Get some exclusive news on the hit AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE series, details on the just-launched SABRINA series, info on the Dark Circle superhero line and everything you wanted to know about Archie and his friends on this all-star panel featuring the AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE creative team of Writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Artist Francesco Francavilla along with Publisher/Co-CEO Jon Goldwater, Writer/Artist Dan Parent, artist Michael Uslan, and more!
Dark Circle Comics: Building the Future of Superhero Comics
Sunday, October 12 from 12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. in Room 1A05
Get in on the ground floor of one of the most talked-about launches in comics as Dark Circle Comics Editor Alex Segura, Archie President Mike Pellerito, Editor Paul Kaminski and key talent like THE SHIELD Co-Writer Chuck Wendig, THE BLACK HOOD Writer Duane Swierczynski and THE FOX Writer/Artist Dean Haspiel and a few surprise guests lay the foundation for the cinematic and literary universe of titles coming from Dark Circle Comics, including THE BLACK HOOD, THE FOX and THE SHIELD!
For more information regarding panels and scheduling, visit the New York Comic Con website. For more information regarding creator signings, giveaways, and events at the Archie Comics Booth, be sure to follow @ArchieComics on Twitter and Like us on Facebook!
Free Comic Book Day 2014 is upon us! Mike Norton, Joelle Jones, Jamie S. Rich, Randy Milholland, Chad Thomas, Robert Wilson, and Ken Lowery appear at Zeus Comics on Saturday May 3rd from 10am until 5pm!
7,000 Free Comics!
Mike Norton (Battlepug, Queen and Country, Revival, All New Atom, Green Arrow/Black Canary)
Joelle Jones (Helhiem, Dr. Horrible, 12 Reasons Why I Love Her, Adventures of Superman, Fables)
Jamie S. Rich (It Girl and the Atomics, 12 Reasons Why I Love her, Spellcheckers, Madame Frankenstein)
Randy Milholland (somethingpositive.net)
Chad Thomas (TMNT New Animated Adventures, Mega Man)
Robert Wilson (Knuckheads, Live a Virus)
Ken Lowery (Like a Virus, The Variants)
Plus a special appearance by Frozen’s Anna and Elsa from 10am-Noon!
1334 Inwood Road, Dallas, TX 75247
25 YEARS OF MEGA MAN!
UDON celebrates with the Comic-Con debut art book MM25: Mega Man & Mega Man X Official Complete Works
www.UDONentertainment.com – Booth #4529
JULY 8th, 2013 —This year at Comic-Con, UDON will be celebrating the 25th Anniversary of legendary video game icon MEGA MAN in style, with the beautiful new art book MM25: MEGA MAN & MEGA MAN X OFFICIAL COMPLETE WORKS.Chronicling 25 years of the Mega Man series, the book will make its English-language debut at the UDON booth, #4529, in a beautiful Comic-Con exclusive blue laser foil hard cover edition!
MM25: Mega Man & Mega Man X Official Complete Works is an in-depth chronicle of the amazing art created across 25 years of games in the Mega Man series by the good folks at Capcom! Featuring over 400 pages of official game art, concept designs and sketches, rare pin-ups, and all-new tribute art, this is a stunning art book collection that every fan of the Blue Bomber will want on their shelves. UDON Entertainment has faithfully translated the entire book into English, including production notes, creator comments, and three all-new exclusive interviews with the creators from across the history of the series!
In a Comic-Con Exclusive, UDON Entertainment will debut a very limited, hard-cover edition of MM25 at San Diego Comic-Con International, July 17th-21st. This limited edition will feature high-quality hardcover binding, a beautiful deluxe blue laser foil dust jacket, and special “schematic design” varnishing under the dust jacket! This item will be available from the UDON booth, #4529, on a first-come, first-served basis for $100.
So remember, The UDON Booth #4529 is the place to find the MM25: Mega Man & Mega Man X Official Complete Works Limited Edition Hard Cover at Comic-Con!
MM25: Mega Man & Mega Man X Official Complete Works
Limited Edition Blue Laser Foil Hard Cover
Release date: July 17th, 2013
Price US: $100.00
Page Count: 432, Color
Size: 8.5″ wide X 12″ long
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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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Peter Mayhew, the actor behind Chewbacca in the Star Wars films, is the first featured guest for this years’ Free Comic Book Day at Zeus Comics on Saturday May 4, 2013 from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm! Signatures and signed 8x10s are $30 each. Photos with guests are $10 each.
Writer/Artist Phil Jimenez – Amazing Spider-Man, Fairest, Infinite Crisis, Invisibles, JLA/Teen Titans, New X-Men, Wonder Woman
Artist Stephen Sadowski – Avengers, Avengers/Invaders, Fairest, JSA, Warlord of Mars. Stephen Sadowski is taking advance commissions $75.00 for inked and marker shaded 9×12 single character. These are limited. Details and sign-up at Zeus.
Web cartoonist RK Milholland – Something Positive
Artist Robert Wilson – Knuckleheads
Artist Chad Thomas – Mega Man
Artist Benjamin Hall – Dead at 17: Protectorate, Simon Squareskull
Additional appearances by costumed characters like Captain Rex!
Guests will have merchandise, art and more on sale. Signatures, sketches vary by guest.
Geeksout and Zeus Comics are hosting one of our award-winning LGBT mixers in honor of Phil Jimenez and Stephen Sadowski. Details soon. Friday May 3rd 6-9pm at the Dallas Eagle
1334 Inwood Road, Dallas, TX 75247
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Archie Comics isn’t just about the FREE SWAG at New York Comic Con! Okay, so you’ve been to one of our awesome panels and you got your FREE gift bag filled with Archie goodies, but what’s the next step? Get those comics signed by your favorite Archie creators, of course! This year’s signing schedule is packed with so much talent that we can barely believe it ourselves, so be sure to work some Archie signings into your busy NYCC schedule. Stop by the Archie Booth, BOOTH #1720, and meet the talented individuals who make Archie Comics possible. We’ll see you at the show!
ARCHIE COMICS SIGNING SCHEDULE – NYCC 2012
All signings will take place at the Archie Comics Booth #1720 unless otherwise noted
Thursday, October 11th
5:00 – 6:00: Fiona Staples (Life with Archie)
6:00 – 7:00: Mike Norton (Life with Archie, New Crusaders)
Friday, October 12th
1:00 – 2:00: Pat & Tim Kennedy (Life with Archie)
2:00 – 3:00: Fernando Ruiz, Andrew Pepoy, Janice Chiang (Life with Archie)
3:00 – 4:00: Ian Flynn, Alitha Martinez, Mike Norton, Ryan Jampole (New Crusaders)
4:00 – 5:00: Dan Parent, Alex Simmons (Archie: Clash of the New Kids)
5:00 – 6:00: Ian Flynn, Jamal Peppers (Sonic the Hedgehog/Mega Man)
Saturday, October 13th
10:00 – 11:00: Paul Kupperberg, Pat & Tim Kennedy (Life with Archie)
11:00 – 12:00: Michael Uslan, Janice Chiang, Jack Morelli (Life with Archie)
12:00 – 1:00: Tom DeFalco, Fernando Ruiz, Tom Chu, Jack Morelli (Man from R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E.)
12:00 – 1:00: Ian Flynn, Spaz, Jamal Peppers (Sonic the Hedgehog /Mega Man) – CAPCOM Booth #2120
1:00 – 2:00: Ian Flynn, Spaz, Jamal Peppers (Sonic the Hedgehog /Mega Man)
2:00 – 3:00: Craig Yoe, Victor Gorelick (Art of Betty & Veronica)
3:00 – 4:00: Ian Flynn, Alitha Martinez, Ryan Jampole (New Crusaders)
4:00 – 5:00: Batton Lash, Paul Castiglia (Best of Archie 1 & 2)
5:00 – 6:00: Dan Parent, Alex Simmons (Archie: Clash of the New Kids)
Sunday, October 14th
11:00 – 12:00: Michael Uslan, Fernando Ruiz, Jack Morelli (Life with Archie)
12:00 – 1:00: Dan Parent (Kevin Keller/Archie Meets KISS)
12:00 – 1:00: Ian Flynn, Jamal Peppers (Sonic the Hedgehog /Mega Man) – CAPCOM Booth #2120
1:00 – 2:00: Ian Flynn, Jamal Peppers (Sonic the Hedgehog /Mega Man)
3:00 – 4:00: Ian Flynn, John Workman (Sonic the Hedgehog)
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Kazu Kibuishi, Chris Schweizer, and Chad Thomas sign at Rogues Gallery on Saturday, June 25th!
Join us for our all-ages awesomeness event, featuring guests Chad Thomas (Mega Man, Young Salem), Kazu Kibuishi (Amulet, Copper, Flight) and Chris Schweizer (Crogan’s Adventures)!
Kids can talk to comic book artists about comics and drawing, and everyone can get autographs! Free sketches will be available for as many folks as time allows for, and we’ll have a small selection of free comics early on in the day!
We’ll have items for sale from all of the guests, including Chad’s Mega Man #1 variant cover, volumes of Amulet, Copper, and Crogan’s Adventures, plus Chris Schweizer’s new sketchbook!
1601 S IH-35 #360, Round Rock, TX