NJ – MLJ Companion Signing

000000000000000_esm_mlj-companionPaul Castiglia and Glenn Whitmore appear at East Side Mags from 1pm-4pm on Sunday, October 16th to sign copies of their new release – MLJ Companion.

The MLJ Companion documents the complete history of Archie Comics’ super-hero characters known as the “Mighty Crusaders” – The Shield, Black Hood, Steel Sterling, Hangman, Mr. Justice, The Fly, and many others. It features in-depth examinations of each era of the characters’ extensive history: The Golden Age (beginning with the Shield, the first patriotic super-hero, who pre-dated Captain America by a full year), the Silver Age (spotlighting those offbeat, campy Mighty Comics issues, and The Fly and Jaguar), the Bronze Age (with the Red Circle line, and the !mpact imprint published by DC Comics), up to the Modern Age, with its Dark Circle imprint (featuring such fan-favorites series as “The Fox” by Mark Waid and Dean Haspiel). Plus: Learn what “MLJ” stands for! Uncover such rarities as the Mighty Crusaders board game, and the Shadow’s short-lived career as a spandex-clad superhero!

Paul Castiglia has written, edited and promoted comics for such diverse publishers as Archie, DC, Dark Horse, Event, Antarctic Press and others. His credits include Archie’s Weird Mysteries, DC Showcase, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Tex Avery comics, Sonic the Hedgehog, Rise: Comics Against Bullying from and War of the Independents #4. Coming soon is a back-up story for KING, from Blacklist Press. Paul is also a film historian who speaks at classic film screenings, and a movie producer whose first film, Bowery Rhapsody, a documentary about the Dead End Kids, East Side Kids and Bowery Boys is currently in post-production. Also upcoming from Paul is the book Scared Silly – a compendium of reviews of classic horror-comedy movies. Paul will be signing copies of the TwoMorrows Publishing book, The MLJ Companion, co-written with Rik Offenberger and Jon B. Cooke, which charts the history of Archie’s superheroes, and includes a cover by colored by Glenn Whitmore.

Glenn Whitmore is a graduate of the Kubert School (1987) and has established himself as a reliable professional colorist in the comics business. His first assignment was DC Comics’ Hawk & Dove mini-series. Soon after, he became the colorist on the Superman titles between 1988 and 2000 including The Death of Superman, The Return of Superman, The Marriage of Superman & Lois Lane as well as other DC titles like Flash, Justice Society and Power of Shazam.

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East Side Mags
7 S Fullerton Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042
(862) 333-4961

Special Guests Appear at NJCE 2015

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New Jersey Comic Expo (#NJCE) makes its debut this weekend on November 21st and 22nd with several special guests!

Best-selling and fan favorite superstar comic book artist Jim Lee will be making a rare appearance at NJCE on Sunday, November 22nd. Jim’s appearance at NJCE is his final U.S. convention appearance of the year! Attendees will have the chance to line up for a special TWO HOUR hour signing with a two-item limit! The signing will begin at 10AM and will be first come, first served.

Writer Garth Ennis, best known as the co-creator of the Vertigo comic Preacher with Steve Dillon, which is coming soon to AMC, and his fan beloved nine-year run on Marvel’s Punisher. So if you have a stack of the plethora of comics authored by Mr. Ennis, you may want to bring them to the 2015 NJCE, because this will be his ONLY appearance in the great state of New Jersey.

Superstar Comic Book artist John Cassaday will be making a rare appearance this weekend at the New Jersey Comic Expo! Appearing both Saturday & Sunday, John who most recently handled the art on the first six issues of Marvel’s flagship Star Wars book, will be signing books for fans and will also be available for meet & greet session via our VIP packages.

Angel and Person of Interest’s Amy Acker will be joining us on Saturday and Drea de Matteo (The Sopranos, Sons of Anarchy) and from Marvel’s Daredevil on NetFlix Peter Shinkoda and Tommy Walker will be there all weekend. In addition to signing autographs for fans (Additional fees apply) at their tables in our Celeb Signing Area we will also be offering the opportunity to have a professional photo with your favorite celeb taken by Epic Photo-Ops, the convention photo pros.

Other guests include: Mark Bagley, Frank J. Barbiere, Chris Batista, Ryan Bodenheim, Ivan Brandon, June Brigman, Jim Calafiore, Dennis Calero, Joe Caramagna, Paul Castiglia, Chris Claremont, Toby Cypress, Vito Delsante, Todd Dezago, Steve Ellis, The Fraim Bros, Bryan J.L. Glass, Justin Gray, Scott Hanna, Joe Harris, Edwin Huang, Jamal Igle, Jeff King, Joseph Michael Linsner, Shawn Martinbrough, Ben McCool, Mark Morales, Rags Morales, Rudy Nebres, Fabian Nicieza, Cary Nord, Carl Potts, Rodney Ramos, Tom Raney, Ivan Reis, Rod Reis, Dave Roman, Craig Rousseau, Fernando Ruiz, Buddy Scalera, Bob Schreck, Jeffery Shultz, Alex Simmons, Louise Simonson, Walter Simonson, Frank Tieri, Peter J. Tomasi, Ethan Van Sciver, Charles Paul Wilson III, and more! For the full guest list, tickets, and further details please check the website: www.newjerseycomicexpo.com

Chase Con Expo (October 2015)

Chase Con Expo

Convention Name
Chase Con Expo
Convention Website Address
http://www.chasecon.org/
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
10/24/2015
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
10/25/2015
About This Convention
ChaseCon Expo Welcomes Cosplay, Guest Stars, Gaming, Anime, Sci-Fi, Furries, Geeks, Comic Books, Artists, & Vendors! Fun for everyone at this POP CULTURE EVENT on 10.24-25.15!
Venue Name and Address
Saratoga City Center
522 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12828
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
100
Projected Attendance
4,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Sports
  • Collectibles
Guests
Brian Byers, Robbie Rist, Adam Carl, Eiden Hanzei, Joe D’ Onofrio, Leif Tilden, James Murray, Paul Abrams, Michael Oppenheimer, Kevin Conrad, Richard Bonk, Bill Anderson, Jay Mooers, Dan Nakrosis, John Hebert, Paul Castiglia, Kathrince Zan, Coach Moses, Undiesofwondy, Tico Flores Kyle, Brandon The Shapeshifter, Supsernatural’s 1967 Chevey Impala, Tardis from DR. Who

NYC – Halloween ComicFest 2014

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Press Release:

JHU Comic Books celebrates Halloween ComicFest on Saturday October 25th!

It’s a day full of free comics, “The Greatest Halloween Costume Contest Ever,” signings, sales and more for comic and Halloween fans to experience together. During Halloween ComicFest, 19 new full-sized and mini comics will be available at JHU Comic Books for anyone who wants to participate!

Signing Schedule:

10am – Noon – Jacob Chabot (Hello Kitty, Skullboy, Strange Tales)

Noon – 2pm – Diana Leto (My Little Pony, Co-creator and co-illustrator of the Dark Horse graphic novel, The Halloween Legion ™)

Noon -2pm – Paul Castiglia (Archie’s Weird Mysteries, Midnight Marquee Vincent Price, Scared Silly)

5pm – 6pm – Greg Pak (Planet Hulk, Action Comics, Batman/Superman, Storm)

5pm – 6pm – Fred Van Lente (Archer & Armstrong, Cowboys & Aliens, Incredible Hercules, The Delinquents)

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JHU Comic Books MANHATTAN
32 East 32nd Street, New York, NY 10016
(212) 268-7088

Archie Comics Schedule & Exclusives for NYCC 2014

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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.

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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!

Jersey Shore Comic Book Show (July 2014)

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Convention Name
JERSEY SHORE COMIC BOOK SHOW
Convention Website Address
http://jerseyshorecomicbookshow.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
07/20/2014
About This Convention
The Jersey Shore Comic Book Show will be holding a show on Sunday July 20, 2014 at the Toms River Elks Club 600 Washington Street, Toms River, NJ. From 10am to 4pm. FREE Admission, FREE Parking.

Come out and meet the Writers, Creators and Artists of the comic business in our “ARTIST LOUNGE” with over 20+ guests !!

Special Appearances by the Imperial Klingon Forces, The Finest G.I.JOE costume club and more!!!

Door prizes, $how Ca$h and hourly drawings for great prizes!

Dealer and Vendor tables available…please see our Web page for information or contact us
at howellmanforyou@aol.com or Dan/Mary (609) 242-7756

Venue Name and Address
TOMS RIVER ELKS CLUB
600 WASHINTON STREET
TOMS RIVER, NEW JERSEY 08753
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
46
Projected Attendance
300
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Collectibles
Guests
Rusty Gilligan, Paris Cullins, Neil Vokes, Tom Smith, Howard Bender, Paul Castiglia, Don Smith, Chris Ring, Jim Main, Robert Sodaro, Emilio Velez Jr, David Hardy, Michael Grassia, John Pross, Edward Dipollito, Rose Arenas, Mina Sanwald, Tom Schloendorn.

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NJ – Hey Kids Comics! Signing

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Local author Rob Kelly along with Ed Catto and writer of Archie Comics, Paul Castiglia sign Hey Kids, Comics! on Saturday, November 30th at 2:00pm at Bookends!

Bookends
211 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450
201-445-0726

Jersey Shore Comic Book Show (November 2013)

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Convention Name
Jersey Shore Comic Book Show
Convention Website Address
http://jerseyshorecomicbookshow.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/03/2013
About This Convention
We are proud to present another show at the Jersey Shore on Sunday, November 3,2013 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Forked River, NJ. from 10 am to 4pm. We promise you that this show will be a most “Spooktacular” event! We decided to make Halloween last just a little bit longer and will be holding a Costume Contest with some great prizes at our show! We also have some really GREAT guests lined up as well.
Admission is FREE and there will be some great door prizes and show ca$h for lucky winners thru-out the day.
We have tables available for dealers and artists who wish to do the show. Tables are 6ft and going for $55. SAVE $$ by reserving early and paying before October 10, 2013..call 609 242-7756 for information regarding how you can SAVE $$ reserving and paying early.
Venue Name and Address
Knights of Columbus Hall
15 East Lacey Road
Forked River, New Jersey 08731
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
40
Projected Attendance
300
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Collectibles
Guests
Jack C. Harris, Neil Vokes, James Fry III, Howard Bender, David Hardy, “The Janimal” Jan Marc Quisumbing, writer/editor Paul Castiglia

Archie Comics Signing Schedule at NYCC 2012

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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)

Clifton NJ Comic Book Expo (March 2012)

Convention Name
March 11th Clifton NJ Comic Book Expo
Convention Website Address
http://www.njcomicbookshows.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date
03/11/2012
About This Convention
America’s longest running monthly comicon returns Sunday March 11th. From 10-4 come shop with the friendliest dealers in the Northeast. Admission is free! We have everything from bargain books to CGC graded key issues… collectors’ supplies and action figures too. Our amazing no minimum bid auction is at noon.

Dealers this month include:
Gary Platt
Ken Feduniewicz
New World Manga
Dan Gallo and Stu
Alex Needleman
Mike Williams
Jim O’Brien
Chris Melillo
JC Collectibles
Glenn Campbell
Rob Pieratti
Brooklyn Comics
Hot Flips
Mark Walsh
Dan Turi
Dave’s American Comics
Frank Torres
Mile High Comics
Frank Grembowiec
MFP Toys
Pug Productions
and more!

Venue Name and Address
Clifton Community Recreation Center
1232 Main Ave
Clifton, NJ 07011
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
65
Projected Attendance
350
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Collectibles
Guests
Fernando Ruiz, Paul Castiglia

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