Hero Initiative Jets to NYCC 2016 with Special Guest Steve Dillon


Press Release:

Hero Initiative, the charitable organization dedicated to helping veteran comic creators in medical or financial need, is heading to the New York Comic Con at the Javits Center located at 655 West 34thSt. in New York, NY from October 6-9.

From across the pond, artist Steve Dillon will make the Hero booth his home all weekend! Steve is best known for his work on Preacher, Hellblazer, The Punisher and more. He’ll be at our booth, #N104, all weekend sketching and signing. Make sure you come by and don’t miss out. All proceeds benefit Hero!

In addition, Mike Perkins (Captain America), Chris Ivy (X-Men) and Ron Marz (Green Lantern) will also be stopping by the booth to sign and sketch. Make sure you join the party at the Hero booth!

And Hero Initiative Ambassadors on the floor will be collecting for Hero as well, so stop and by and do the right thing! Please visit Mahmud Asrar, Marguerite Bennett, Jim Calafiore, Matthew Clark, Amanda Conner, Alex de Campi, Al Ewing, Gary Frank, Sanford Greene, Larry Hama, Gabriel Hardman, JG Jones, Tom Lyle, Doug Mahnke, Carla Speed McNeil, Dustin Nguyen, Steve Orlando, Jimmy Palmiotti, Sara Richard, Paolo Rivera, Greg Rucka, Matteo Scalera, Valerio Schiti, Tim Seeley, Louise and Walter Simonson, Alex Sinclair, Nick Spencer, Joe Staton, Frank Tieri, James Tynion IV, Fred van Lente, and Jim Zub!

NYC – All-Ages Comics All-Stars

000000000000000_nycc_presentsNew York Public Library in partnership with First Second and New York Comic Con (NYCC) presents:

All-Ages Comic All-Stars

Parents and Kids join us on Saturday, October 8, 2016 from 2:00 – 3:00 PM for comics activities in the library
Author Panel begins at 3pm, signing at 4pm
+ don’t miss our Kids cosplay parade from 4:00 – 5:00 PM!

John Patrick Green (Hippopotamister)
Nathan Hale (Alamo All-Stars, The Underground Abductor, The Donner Dinner Party)
Rebecca Mock (Compass South)
Carey Pietsch (Bee and Puppycat, Marceline Gone Adrift)
Moderator: Sean Carroll, Paste

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53rd Street Library NYPL
18 W 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019
(212) 714-8400

Valiant Expands 2016 Convention Tour with Eight New Dates

Valiant 2016 Tour

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Valiant’s 2016 Convention Tour Expands with Eight New Dates Across the Country – Beginning at Fan Expo Canada!

Valiant is kicking its coast-to-coast road show into high gear…and getting ready to bring the most critically acclaimed superhero universe in comics today to hundreds of thousands of new fans throughout the US and Canada!

Valiant is proud to announce a new slate of additional dates for the Valiant 2016 Convention Tour – a months-long, nationwide celebration coming soon to a town near you! Continuing at Toronto’s Fan Expo Canada, Valiant’s one-of-a-kind convention set-up is getting ready to roll into Baltimore;Portland; New York City; San Antonio; and more:

Thursday, September 1st – Sunday, September 4th
Fan Expo Canada

Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Toronto, CA

Friday, September 2nd – Sunday, September 4th
Baltimore Comic-Con 2016

Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, MD

Saturday, September 10th – Sunday, September 11th
Rose City Comic Con

Oregon Convention Center
Portland, OR

Wednesday, September 14th
GameStop Expo 2016

Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, CA

Saturday, September 17th  – Sunday, September 18th
Buffalo Comicon

Buffalo Niagra Convention Center
Buffalo, NY

Thursday, October 6th – Sunday, October 9th:
New York City Comic-Con

Jacob Javits Center
New York, NY

Friday, October 28th – Sunday, October 30th
Alamo City Comic Con

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, TX

Friday, November 11th – Sunday, November 13th
NC Comic Con

North Carolina Convention Center
Durham, NC

The year’s industry-leading celebration of your favorite superheroes takes flight in Toronto, CA at Fan Expo Canada 2016! From Thursday, September 1st through Sunday, September 4th, join Valiant at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for a weekend packed with programming, merchandise, and the best-reviewed comics in the industry!

Visit Booth #838 all weekend long to find out why Valiant has captured the nation’s biggest headlines and highest praise – including an unprecedented 50 Harvey Award nominations – with a complete collection of trade paperbacks and hardcovers featuring Valiant’s world-class roster of superheroes and villains, including X-O MANOWAR, BLOODSHOT REBORN, FAITH, DIVINITY, NINJAK, RAI,ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, HARBINGER and more! Then stick around for a universe of high-flying merchandise, including t-shirts and collectibles featuring X-O Manowar, Faith, Bloodshot, and more!

Plus: Get the inside scoop on the most celebrated superhero universe in comics on FridaySeptember 2nd at 3:45 PM in Room #717 with Valiant 101: New Fans Start Here ­– a concise and fun-filled introduction to Valiant’s biggest, most memorable characters! You’ve seen the reviews, you’ve heard the buzz… Now find out why Valiant Entertainment has taken fans and critics by storm as the most acclaimed comic book publisher! Join us here for a one-of-a-kind introduction to the largest and most acclaimed independent superhero universe in comics! From X-O MANOWAR and FAITH to BLOODSHOT REBORN and DIVINITY, get the stories behind Valiant’s biggest heroes and find out where to jump on board right here with an in-depth tutorial that’s perfect for new fans!

Then, peek into the unbelievable stories charging towards your favorite superheroes on Saturday, September 3rd at 11:00 AM in Room #713 for Valiant: The Future of Valiant and Beyond! Valiant Entertainment is the most acclaimed publisher anywhere in comics today… Now, find out what’s next for powerhouse series like FAITH, GENERATION ZERO, BRITANNIA, BLOODSHOT U.S.A., HARBINGER RENEGADES, SAVAGE, and DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE right here as the future of Valiant starts here with an exclusive round of news and announcements – only at Fan Expo Canada!

As Valiant continues to skyrocket towards the top of the charts, the road to this year’s most exciting announcements, exclusives, and can’t-miss comics begins right here with one of the biggest shows of the year, only at Fan Expo Canada!

For more information, visit Valiant on FacebookTwitterTumblrInstagram, and ValiantUniverse.com.

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com

NYC – The Puma Blues Signing


MEET STEPHEN MURPHY (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and MICHAEL ZULLI (Sandman) at JHU COMIC BOOKS on Friday October 9th at 7:00 PM!

Press Release:

Stephen Murphy and Michael Zulli are in town to unveil their new graphic novel collection, THE PUMA BLUES, at New York Comic Con at the Dover Publications booth. Of course, there are many who -for one reason or another- will not be in attendance at the show. Here, then, is your chance to meet the most prolific writer ever of TMNT stories, along with the fan-favorite illustrator of some of the most beloved Sandman comics by Neil Gaiman.

**PURCHASE of Puma Blues required to participate in signing event!

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32 East 32nd Street, New York, NY 10016
(212) 268-7088

Masters of Fantasy Gallery Opening


Press Release:

Metropolis Gallery is pleased to present for viewing and purchase the Masters of Fantasy Gallery Show.  Featuring the amazing art of Frank Frazetta, Jeff Jones, Greg Hildebrandt, Ken Kelly, Michael Golden, Phil Hale, Bernie Wrightson and many more famous pop culture / comic artists.

Metropolis Gallery is located at 36 West 37th Street, 6th Floor, only a 10 minute walk from New York Comic Con.

Join us  Friday, October 9th, 6:00 – 10:00pm for our opening reception.
​Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be provided for your enjoyment.

Gallery Opening continues through the weekend:

Saturday, October 10th       12:00-8:00pm
Sunday, October 11th            12:00-5:00pm

After NYCC, the gallery will be open to the public
​Tuesday – Friday, 11:00am-5:00pm.

All items for view and purchase.  Click here to view items for sale.

To view by appointment, call Robert Pistella or Vincent Zurzolo at 212-260-4147 or 1-800-229-6387.

Hero Initiative Announces Special Guests for NYCC 2015


Press Release:

Hero Initiative, the charitable organization dedicated to helping veteran comic creators in medical or financial need, is heading to New York Comic Con, the four-day long show at the Javits Center located at 655 West 34thSt. on October 8-11!

And EXCLUSIVE special guests are the order of the day at Hero’s booth, #N104! Punisher and Uncanny X-Men artist Whilce Portacio will be at Hero’s booth ALL weekend, along with fellow X-Men alum Chris Ivy!

Mike Perkins, artist on Captain America and X-Men will be at the Hero booth on Friday and Saturday afternoons, Oct. 9 and 10, and he’ll be joined by Preacher and Punisher artist Steve Dillon, who’s making the trek all the way from England. Dillon will be at Hero booth and only Hero’s booth Saturday and Sunday afternoon, Oct. 10 and 11. And Hellboy artists Max and Sebastian Fiumara come in from Argentina to make an appearance at Hero’s booth on Saturday from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Speaking of which, The Hellboy 100 Project book will be on sale at the booth at $12.99 for softcover and $24.99 for hardcover! The con is a GREAT autograph opportunity. Participating artists Gabriel Ba, Arthur Baltazar, Jim Calafiore, Victor Castro, Clayton Crain, Mark dos Santos, Tony Fleecs, Autumn Fredrickson, Agnes Garbowska, Gabriel Hardman, Edwin Huang, Ken Lashley, Fabio Moon, Todd Nauck, Whilce Portacio, Tom Raney, Alex Saviuk, Tim Seeley, Bill Sienkiewicz, Ben Templesmith, Jim Zub, and Chrissie Zullo will all be in attendance!

Hero’s Sandman: Overture #6 variant makes its convention debut at New York! Only 1000 copies of this special variant were made, and copies are available at $5 per.

And Hero Initiative ambassadors are all over the con floor collecting for our worthy cause! Please check out Arthur Adams, Gabriel Ba, Marguerite Bennett, Joyce Chin, Amanda Conner, Darwyn Cooke, Bryan Glass, Richard Isanove, Ken Lashley, Jason Latour, Tom Lyle, Fabio Moon, Greg Pak, Jimmy Palmiotti, Brandon Peterson, Brian Pulido, Sara Richard, Tim Sale, Valerio Schiti, Louise Simonson, Walt Simonson, Joe Staton, James Tynion, and Jim Zub. They’ll all be flying the Hero flag, so stop by their booths and do the right thing!

About The Hero Initiative

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book artists and craftsmen in need. Hero Initiative creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $700,000 to the comics veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.HeroInitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.

NY – Shutter Signing


Writer Joe Keatinge and artist Leila del Duca appear at Escape Pod Comics for a signing on Wednesday, October 7th from 6:00 till 9:00 PM!

Leila will be sketching on special edition Shutters and bringing original art to marvel at while sketching and signing in whatever you bring. Joe Keatinge, author of Glory, Tech Jacket, Morbius and (of course) Shutter, will be signing and sharing anecdotes.

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Escape Pod Comics
302 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743
(631) 923-1044

NYC – Robot Chicken Bowling Party


Join Robot Chicken co-creators Seth Green and Matthew Senreich on Thursday, October 8, 2015 for an early look at Season 8 and the world premiere of Robot Chicken DC Comics Special III: Magical Friendship. Presented as part of New York Super Week.

You’ll also be treated to an evening of free bowling, prizes, a DJ set by The Rub, and good company.

6PM Doors | 8PM Screening
Must be 21+
Must RSVP to gain entry

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Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11249
(718) 963-3369

CBLDF Announces Parties & Signings for NYCC 2015

cbldf_logoPress Release:

New York Comic-Con is just around the corner, and CBLDF is ready to welcome fans to NYC with the CBLDF NYCC Welcome Party and the CBLDF Liberty Annual Signing and Release Party!

First, join CBLDF at Forbidden Planet (832 Broadway, New York, New York) on Thursday, October 8, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., for the CBLDF Liberty Annual signing with Fred Van Lente, Sina Grace, Bob Fingerman, R Sikoryak, and other fantastic creators!

After the signing, we’ll wander mere blocks away to the Village Pourhouse (64 3rd Avenue, New York, New York) for the CBLDF NYCC Welcome Party and CBLDF Liberty Annual Release Party! Guaranteed to be one of the best parties at NYCC, the party begins at 8:00 p.m., and fans will have the chance to mingle with comics superstars!

The party is free to CBLDF members ($10 suggested donation for non-members) and features drink specials, door prizes, and gift bags for attendees. The first 30 people through the door after 8:00 p.m. with take home an exclusive t-shirt featuring artwork by Duncan Fegredo, courtesy of Threadless!

To RSVP for the CBLDF NYCC Welcome Party, visit the event page here.

On Friday, October 9, 8:00 p.m., don’t miss the Image Comics NYCC Afterparty at Bowlmor Times Square (222 West 44th St, New York, New York)! Mingle with special guests Adam McGovern, Alex de Campi, Amy Reeder, Antony Johnston, Ben Mackey, Bob Fingerman, Brandon Montclare, Brian Haberlin, Brian Joines, Brian Buccellato, Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff Chiang, Declan Shalvey, Ed Brisson, Edwin Huang, Frank Barbiere, Ilias Kyriazis, Ivan Brandon, Jason Shawn Alexander, Jay Faerber, Jim Mahfood, Joe Eisma, Joe Harris, Joseph Keatinge, Justin Jordan, Kieron Gillen, Kyle Higgins, Leila del Duca, Martin Morazzo, Matt Wilson, Michael Moreci, Nick Dragotta, Ryan Browne, Sean Lewis, Steve Orlando, Stuart Moore, Wes Craig, and more (list subject to change)! A portion of proceeds from this party benefits CBLDF. RSVP here.

While you’re at NYCC, don’t miss CBLDF at booth 1764, where we’ll have signed books, posters and prints, and apparel on hand for fans old and new! 

Dark Horse Comics Announces Panel Schedule for NYCC 2015


Press Release:

Come and check out the Dark Horse booth, #1636, at NYCC 2015! Here’s the full list of amazing Dark Horse Panels!

Be sure to check out the full NYCC panel schedule here for a complete list of panels including other incredible Dark Horse Comics creators!


Title: Dark Horse Creators: Crafting The Original Story    

Description: Dark Horse’s creator-driven original series are full steam ahead with the industry’s top talent! Moderated by Dark Horse Comics publicist Steve Sunu, Greg Pak (Kingsway West), Donny Cates and Eliot Rahal (The Paybacks), Christopher Golden (Joe Golem), and Ethan Young (Nanjing: The Burning City) discuss developing their original stories, and what’s coming next from Dark Horse’s prolific creators.  

Date:  October 8, 2015  

Time: 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM            

Location: Room 1A18     


Title: Dark Horse: CLASSIFIED!   

Description: The can’t-miss Dark Horse Panel of NYCC 2015! Join Dark Horse creators Brian Wood, Matt Kindt and surprise guests along with Dark Horse Comics publicist Steve Sunu for the first word on new series and announcements, including creator-driven original series and all-new TOP SECRET projects!              

Date:  October 9, 2015  

Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM         

Location: Room 1A21     


Title: Spotlight on Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá: Different is Cool 

Description: Eisner Award winners, Brazilian Wonder Twins Gabriel Bá (Daytripper, Umbrella Academy) and Fábio Moon (Daytripper, Casanova) have returned for a new collaborative original graphic novel with Two Brothers from Dark Horse Comics. Join them as they share their experiences, both inside and outside the US comics market, and invite young creators and readers to a discussion about career choices, foreign languages, exotic places and how the best way to make it big might not be by doing what everyone wants, but by doing what only you can do.   

Date:  October 10, 2015

Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM         

Location: Room 1A18     


Title: Dark Horse All-Ages: Comics Are For Everyone!

Description:  Celebrate all-ages comics with Dark Horse creators Art Baltazar and Franco (Itty Bitty Hellboy, Aw Yeah! Comics), Kevin Panetta, (Zodiac Starforce), and Matt Kindt (Poppy and the Lost Lagoon) as they discuss the glory of all-ages comics, and what readers of any age will be talking about going into 2016.

Date: 10/10/2015

Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Location: 1C02

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