ON – Amazing Spider-Man #800 Signing

Press Release:

The Beguiling is thrilled to announce a spectacular, sensational, frankly amazing signing as we welcome powerhouse comics couple STUART & KATHRYN IMMONEN to the store on Wednesday, May 30 starting at 5:00 PM! Their first public appearance/signing in three years is to celebrate the release of THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 from Marvel Comics!

Stuart & Kathryn’s credits almost don’t need to be listed—besides THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, Stuart has been the artist on such books as STAR WARS, NEXTWAVE, EMPRESS, and FEAR ITSELF; Kathryn has been the writer on such great titles as RUNAWAYS, SIF: JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY, AGENT CARTER and PATSY WALKER: HELLCAT. If that weren’t enough, together the Immonens have also created the books RUSSIAN OLIVE TO RED KING, MOVING PICTURES and NEVER AS BAD AS YOU THINK. Their work crosses genres and styles and demonstrates that regardless of the format, they are masterful creators in any form of comics.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 is not only a milestone comics event but also marks the end of Stuart’s run on the title, so it’s the perfect occasion to welcome the Immonens at our new location. For this event The Beguiling will also be donating $5 from the sale of each copy of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 to the Immonens’ chosen charity, Trails Youth Initiative! Now THAT is Amazing!

This comic has a cover price of $9.99 US, or roughly $13 CDN, but pre-ordered copies will be sold at $10 CDN. On the day-of, copies of the regular ASM #800 cover will be priced at CAD$12.

Due to the fact that the current run of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN has been selling out on day of release, and the sheer number of special variant covers for this issue, we will be taking pre-orders to help make sure you get the covers you want. While we will be taking pre-orders right up to the event, if you are looking for one of the variant covers please visit our website/see below for details on how to order.
Additional issues of Amazing Spider-Man will be available the day of release, but cannot be pre-ordered.

Stuart and Kathryn will both be on hand to sign copies of their work, with in-store purchase. Head sketches will be available with the day-of purchase of TPB and HC books as well as on sketch covers of Amazing Spider-Man #800. Please note: Stuart will not be doing convention or commission-level sketches, NO EXCEPTIONS.

RSVP on Facebook!

The Beguiling
319 College Street, Toronto, ON M5T 1S2
416-533-9168

MD – FCBD 2018: Cards Comics & Collectibles

Press Release:

Free Comic Book Day 2018 is this Saturday, May 5th, at Cards, Comics & Collectibles – Baltimore County’s Premiere Comic Book Store and the Official News Source of the Baltimore Comic-Con! You don’t want to miss our amazing guests, events, food and drink, and FREE COMICS!

BOOM! Studios kicks off their “Discover Your Comic Store” tour at CC&C, featuring FCBD creators Christine Larsen (Adventure Time with Fionna and Cake 2018 Free Comic Book Day Special, By Night), Ryan Parrott (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2018 Free Comic Book Day Special, Go Go Power Rangers), Filip Sablik (BOOM! Studios President of Publishing & Marketing), and Morgan Perry (BOOM! Studios Direct Market Representative). Christine will be signing books from 1:00 – 4:00 PM.

“BOOM! Studios is thrilled to kick off our nationwide Discover Your Comic Store Tour on Free Comic Book Day in Baltimore County!” said Sablik. “The amazing folks at Cards, Comics & Collectibles have been longtime supporters of BOOM! Studios and we knew it’d be the perfect place for our launch event. On a personal note, CC&C was also my local comic shop for over a decade and I couldn’t be more excited to celebrate FCBD in their spacious new location!”

American Mythology Productions will be at the store when doors open, featuring S.A. Check (Pink Panther, Casper), S.L. Gallant (Underdog, GI Joe), and James Kuhoric (Hatchet, Six Million Dollar Man).

Frank Cho (Harley Quinn), Steve Conley (The Middle Age), and John Gallagher (Buzzboy, Ranger Rick) will all be signing autographs at the store throughout the day as well.

In addition to free comics and an amazing line-up of comic book creators in the store, we will also have food and drink (while supplies last!).

“This feels kind of big!” said Marc Nathan, owner of Cards, Comics & Collectibles. “We will have a ton of creators and publishers in the store, we will be giving away tons of comics, we’ll be feeding folks — it’s going to be a great day, and all happening for the first time in our new larger space!”

Besides giving away free comic books, the store will offer 50% off modern back issues, trade paperbacks, and hardcovers*.

Cards Comics and Collectibles
51 Main Street, Reisterstown, MD 21136
410-526-7410

Baltimore Comic-Con Spring Fling Returns This Sunday

Press Release:

This Sunday, April 29th, the Baltimore Comic-Con Spring Fling returns for its 2nd annual event! Baltimore Comic-Con Spring Fling is a good old-fashioned comic book show with rows and rows of comic book dealers from around the country selling comics and collectibles from the ancient to the very modern, and some amazing comic guests as well — and admission is free!

We are very happy to announce the addition of Pixar and Disney artist, Marty Baumann to our line-up of guests for Spring Fling 2018!

Marty Baumann is an illustrator, graphic artist, and production designer. He has contributed to some of the most popular, Oscar-winning animated films of all time. Marty has worked as an artist at Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios as an illustrator, graphic artist, and production designer on such films as Toy Story 3, Big Hero 6, Zootopia, Cars 2, Planes, Wreck-It Ralph 2, and many others. He also helped develop theme park installations, toy packaging, and Pixar corporate branding. Marty has rendered illustrations and developed characters for toy manufacturers, magazines, and newspapers, and illustrated children’s books, created logos, infographics, broadcast promotions, and presentation art for Hasbro, Universal Studios, National Geographic, Scholastic Books, Nickelodeon, and many others. Recent projects include his role as concept artist for the new Mystery Science Theater 3000 and the visual development of Sir Paul McCartney’s feature film, High in the Clouds.

Ringo Award winner and Harvey and Eisner award nominee Frank Cho launched his career as a comic strip artist at the University of Maryland-College Park student newspaper, penning University2, which was the predecessor of his creator-owned syndicated strip and comic series, Liberty Meadows. His body of work also includes Marvel Comics’ New Avengers, Mighty Avengers, Shanna the She-Devil, New Ultimates, and X-Men: Schism, as well as Jungle Girl for Dynamite Entertainment. His recent work can be seen in BOOM! Studios’ Skybourne, and on covers from DC Comics’ Harley Quinn and Wonder Woman.

Long-time friend of the show, Ringo, Harvey, and Eisner Award nominee, and guest since our inception in 2000 (!), artist and writer Steve Conley has contributed to numerous comic titles, both printed and on-line. His Astounding Space Thrills was self-published, published by Image Comics, and collected as a trade paperback by IDW. He has been featured in titles such as JLA-Z from DC Comics, Star Trek: Year Four from IDW, and Michael Chabon’s Amazing Adventures of the Escapist from Dark Horse Comics. His creator-owned Bloop, is available through his online store in print or soft copy editions, and you can read his webcomic, The Middle Age, on his website.

John Gallagher is the award-winning artist and writer of graphic novels Buzzboy and Roboy Red (with Rich Faber). John teamed with sons Jack and Will to create a kids book, E.P.I.C. Bros., about two kids whose superhero dad is always out saving the world, and they pass the time using his gizmos for lovable mayhem. Jack and Will follow in the footsteps of big sister Katie, who teamed with her dad to create Zoey and Ketchup. John’s Buzzboy is back from American Mythology Productions in Buzzboy Go Digital Monster Mayhem, where he has also contributed to the recently relaunched Casper the Friendly Ghost and The Inspector. When not creating comics, John is executive director of Kids Love Comics (kidslovecomics.net) and works as art director for Ranger Rick magazine.

Mark Morales has established himself as one of the industry’s go-to inkers for major titles and events for the big publishers. He has inked a vast number of titles at Marvel Comics including, among many others, A+X, Amazing Spider-Man, Avengers vs. X-Men, New Avengers, Secret Invasion, Sentry, Siege, Thor, Uncanny X-Men, Wolverine, X-Force, and X-Men. He has also done work for DC Comics on titles like Action Comics, Batman/Superman, JLA, New Suicide Squad, Prez, and Superman: The Man of Steel. He was also awarded the Harvey Award for Best Inker in 2009 and 2011.

And, as a special Hero Initiative guest, Tom King. The Ringo and Eisner Award winner is currently the writer of Batman at DC Comics, where he has also written Mister Miracle, Grayson, The Omega Men, DC Nation, Swamp Thing Winter Special, and has a story in Action Comics #1000, not to mention his award-winning work at Marvel on The Vision. King’s first book, A Once Crowded Sky, a postmodern super hero novel, was recognized by USA Today as one of the best Graphic Novels of the year. He was named by the Hollywood Reporter as one of the five comic creators to watch in 2015.

Tom will be signing from 1pm-3pm at the Hero Initiative booth, accepting donations for signatures. Tom requests that no graded books be brought for autographs and appreciates his fans’ understanding.

The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 19th year of bringing the comic book industry to the mid-Atlantic area. For more information, please visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com.

Lake Como Comic Art Festival Starts This Weekend

April 19, 2018 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Italy

Press Release:

The inaugural Lake Como Comic Art Festival is this weekend at Villa Erba in Cernobbio, Italy! The weather is beautiful and the guests will be ready to meet their fans! RSVP on Facebook!

Guests include:

  • Neal Adams
  • Greg Capullo
  • Frank Cho
  • Olivier Coipel
  • Gabrielle Dell’Otto
  • Gary Frank
  • Davide Gianfelice
  • Dave Gibbons
  • Adi Granov
  • Juanjo Guarnido
  • Adam Hughes
  • Eliza Ivanova
  • Mathieu Lauffray
  • Jim Lee
  • Regis Loisel
  • Enrico Marini
  • Anna Merli
  • Eduardo Risso
  • Claire Wendling

Tickets are still available here and you can also buy tickets at the door (until we sell out!) starting at 0930 on Saturday morning. All 2 day ticket holders will receive the exclusive print portfolio, including 17 exclusive prints from our special guests. Here’s a sneak peak!

NV – Jae Lee & Frank Cho Signing

Jae Lee and Frank Cho sign at Torpedo Comics on Saturday, March 17th. Get details at the link…

Torpedo Comics
8775 S. Lindell Road #150, Las Vegas, NV 89139
(702) 444-4432

Return of the Baltimore Comic-Con Spring Fling

Press Release:

The Baltimore Comic-Con returns to the Inner Harbor’s Baltimore Convention Center this September 28-30, but so does our special “thank you” event to our fans: Baltimore Comic-Con Spring Fling returns for its 2nd annual event Sunday April 29, 2018 from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM at the BWI Airport Marriott!

Baltimore Comic-Con Spring Fling is a good old-fashioned comic book show with rows and rows of comic book dealers from 6-8 states around the country, with comics and collectibles from the ancient to the very modern…and we’re bringing in a few guests as well!

Ringo Award winner and Harvey and Eisner award nominee Frank Cho launched his career as a comic strip artist at the University of Maryland-College Park student newspaper, penning University2, which was the predecessor of his creator-owned syndicated strip and comic series, Liberty Meadows. His body of work also includes Marvel Comics’ New Avengers, Mighty Avengers, Shanna the She-Devil, New Ultimates, and X-Men: Schism, as well as Jungle Girl for Dynamite Entertainment. His recent work can be seen in BOOM! Studios’ Skybourne, and on covers from DC Comics’ Harley Quinn and Wonder Woman.

Long-time friend of the show, Ringo, Harvey, and Eisner Award nominee, and guest since our inception in 2000 (!), artist and writer Steve Conley has contributed to numerous comic titles, both printed and online. His Astounding Space Thrills was self-published, published by Image Comics, and collected as a trade paperback by IDW. He has been featured in titles such as JLA-Z from DC Comics, Star Trek: Year Four from IDW, and Michael Chabon’s Amazing Adventures of the Escapist from Dark Horse Comics. His creator-owned Bloop, is available through his online store in print or soft copy editions, and you can read his webcomic, The Middle Age, on his website.

John Gallagher is the award-winning artist and writer of graphic novels Buzzboy and Roboy Red (with Rich Faber). John teamed with sons Jack and Will to create a kids book, E.P.I.C. Bros., about two kids whose superhero dad is always out saving the world, and they pass the time using his gizmos for lovable mayhem. Jack and Will follow in the footsteps of big sister Katie, who teamed with her dad to create Zoey and Ketchup. John’s Buzzboy is back from American Mythology Productions in Buzzboy Go Digital Monster Mayhem, where he has also contributed to the recently relaunched Casper the Friendly Ghost and The Inspector. When not creating comics, John is executive director of Kids Love Comics (kidslovecomics.net) and works as art director for Ranger Rick magazine.

Mark Morales has established himself as one of the industry’s go-to inkers for major titles and events for the big publishers. He has inked a vast number of titles at Marvel Comics including, among many others, A+X, Amazing Spider-Man, Avengers vs. X-Men, New Avengers, Secret Invasion, Sentry, Siege, Thor, Uncanny X-Men, Wolverine, X-Force, and X-Men. He has also done work for DC Comics on titles like Action Comics, Batman/Superman, JLA, New Suicide Squad, Prez, and Superman: The Man of Steel. He was also awarded the Harvey Award for Best Inker in 2009 and 2011.

Brandon Peterson has been a professional illustrator for over 20 years, working primarily as a penciller and inker, but often as a colorist, writer, editor, and art director. He has done a great deal of work at Marvel Comics, as the artist on books like AvX, Avengers, The Ultimates, Ultimate Vision, Ultimate Extinction, Ultimate X-Men, Astonishing X-Men, X-Men, and Uncanny X-Men. Brandon was also VP of Special Projects and Art Director of the now-defunct CrossGen Comics, where he created titles like Mystic and Chimera. He is also a veteran of Top Cow Productions, having worked on Codename: Strykeforce, Cyberforce, Ripclaw, Medieval Spawn/Witchblade, and his own book, Arcanum. His work is recently featured on IDW’s Revolution Heroes and DC Comics’ Trinity.

Additionally, the Hero Initiative will be in the room with us this year — stay tuned!

The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 19th year of bringing the comic book industry to the mid-Atlantic area. For more information, please visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com.

ECCC 2018 Welcomes Brian Michael Bendis

Emerald City Comic Con is so excited to announce that Eisner Award winning comic writer Brian Michael Bendis will be joining us at ECCC 2018 on Friday March 2nd & Saturday March 3rd! See his spotlight panel on Friday afternoon at 2:45 PM in Room WSCC 611.

Brian Michael Bendis has put his mark on comics as one the most prolific writers of the 21st century. From Powers to the Avengers and Spider-Man, he has had an undeniable impact on the landscape of the 4-color world. Now as he prepares to begin his tenure at DC on Action Comics, join the creator of Jessica Jones, Miles Morales, and many more great characters as we spotlight this mega talented creator’s past, present and future.

He will appear in the Autographing Area for signing on Friday from 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM and 5:15 PM – 6:30 PM and on Saturday from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM and 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM.

Emerald City Comic Con encourages fans to arrive at signing sessions on time. All guests reserve the right to refuse to sign an item that they deem inappropriate. No candid photography or video recording is permitted in the Autographing Area.

UK – Avengers #675 Signing

Writer Al Ewing will be signing AVENGERS #675, #676 and #677, INHUMANS JUDGEMENT DAY #1 and ROCKET VOL. 01 BLUE RIVER SCORE at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Saturday 27th January from 1:00 – 2:00 PM.

In Avengers, we see the first three parts of a sixteen-issue saga that will write the end of an era. The teams you know and love from Avengers, Uncanny Avengers, US Avengers and Occupy Avengers come together to face a threat beyond any they’ve faced before!

In Inhumans, the Royal Family stole fire from the gods. And the gods are angry. The fate of planet Earth once again sits in Black Bolt and Medusa’s hands. The Progenitors are here to end their experiment once and for all – and our world with it. Who will be able to stand…on Judgment Day?

With Rocket – get ready for a life of spacecrime! He’s about to end up in court in the trial of the (light) century, and there’s only one thing keeping our hero out of the iron hotel: the galaxy’s greatest lawyer, Murd Blurdock! Is he worth his fee, or will Rocket be forced to break out of prison – again?!

Al Ewing began his career writing Judge Dredd and Future Shocks for 2000AD. He’s contributed to Solar Wind, FutureQuake and The End Is Nigh, and is the creator of the comedic blog The Diary of Ralph Dibney.

Breaking into American comic books, Ewing was picked by Garth Ennis to provide a six-issue arc on Jennifer Blood, and a spin-off series The Ninjettes. Ewing’s debut novel was published in 2007 by Abaddon Books.

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
0207 420 3666

MD – Frank Cho Signing

Frank Cho (Liberty Meadows, Skybourne, Harley Quinn, Totally Awesome Hulk) appears at Cards Comics and Collectibles for a signing on Saturday November 25th from 2pm-5pm.

Cards Comics and Collectibles
51 Main Street, Reisterstown, MD 21136
410-526-7410

CGC Returns to Baltimore Comic-Con in 2018 for On-Site Grading

November 17, 2017 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Maryland

Press Release:

The Baltimore Comic-Con will return to the Baltimore Convention Center on September 28-30, 2018. We are thrilled to announce that one of our most asked-about and requested exhibitors, Certified Guaranty Company, LLC (CGC), will return again to the show to conduct on-site grading. As they did last year, CGC will be accepting submission for all tiers of service (with the exception of magazines) on a first-come, first-serve basis for the entire weekend.

“Marc Nathan and his crew at Baltimore Comic-Con create an absolutely amazing show for comic book collectors and fans,” said Paul Litch, Primary Grader for CGC. “It is an absolute pleasure and honor to continue to bring onsite grading from the leading comic book certification service, CGC, to the great patrons of Baltimore Comic-Con.”

“We field so many requests over the course of the year as to whether or not CGC will be back,” said Marc Nathan, show promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. “The collectible community has come to expect their unique skill set to be present and available throughout the weekend, and we’re very happy to announce their return in 2018.”

This year’s confirmed guests for the show include:

  • Joel Adams (Bucky O’Hare Graphic Novel Coloring Book)
  • Neal Adams (Deadman)
  • Zeea Adams (Neal Adams Monsters)
  • Mark Buckingham (Scooby Apocalypse)
  • Buzz (Superman: The Coming of the Supermen)
  • Frank Cho (Harley Quinn)
  • Steve Conley (The Middle Age)
  • David Finch (Trinity)
  • Meredith Finch (Rose)
  • Jenny Frison (Wonder Woman)
  • Barry Kitson (The Flash)
  • Hope Larson (Batgirl)
  • Terry Moore (Strangers in Paradise)
  • David Petersen (Mouse Guard)
  • Don Rosa (Uncle Scrooge)
  • Thom Zahler (Time & Vine)

About CGC
Founded in 2000, CGC is the first independent, impartial, third-party comic book grading service. A proven and respected commitment to integrity, accuracy, consistency and impartiality has made CGC the leader in its field. In fact, in 2007, CGC crossed the million-book mark and has now graded over 2 million comic books.

Because we value our relationship with collectors who share our passion for comics, the hobby’s vibrant history and its exciting future, we offer membership in the CGC Collectors Society. Paid membership starts at $39 per year, and includes direct submission privileges, access to expert tools and resources like the Comics Registry, and dynamic interaction with fellow collectors.

To learn more about Certified Guaranty Company and its many offerings, including magazines, lobby cards, and photos, visit www.certifiedguaranty.com.

About The Baltimore Comic-Con
The Baltimore Comic-Con celebrates its 19th year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. For more information, please visit the websiteTwitterInstagram, and Facebook pages.

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