MO – TMNT Screening w/ Kevin Eastman

Join Ninja Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman appears at the Alamo Drafthouse on Saturday, April 29th at 9:00 PM for insights, trivia and live commentary over the 1990s original TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES! Get tickets at the link…

The city needs heroes. Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan has an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

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Alamo Drafthouse Kansas City
1400 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64105
(816) 474-4545

Planet Comicon 2017 Unveils Exclusive Variant Covers

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Planet Comicon Kansas City 2017 is excited to announce a dynamic duo of exclusive variant covers for this weekend show.

Harley Quinn #18 features the “Maid of Mischief” herself as presented by the always amazing Amanda Conner. (Creative partner and fellow Planet Comicon 2017 guest Jimmy Palmiotti is also featured in this issue.) This special limited edition will be available for sale at the Planet Comicon Merchandise Booth (#1215) as well as at Conner and Palmiotti’s respective booths (#322 and #324).

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #69 features a cover by another of our 2017 featured guests, Kevin Eastman. This special limited edition will be available for sale at the Planet Comicon Merchandise Booth (#1215).

Other featured creators include Dan Didio (DC Comics Publisher), Chris Claremont (Uncanny X-Men, New Mutants), Chad Hardin, Joseph Michael Linsner (Harley Quinn), Jim Steranko (Nick Fury: Agent of SHIELD), Neal Adams (Batman), Howard Chaykin (American Flagg!), Frank Brunner (Doctor Strange), Greg Land (Uncanny X-Men) and many, many more!

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Hero Initiative Hosts Greg Land at Planet Comicon 2017

April 26, 2017 by  
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Hero Initiative, the nonprofit that aids comic book creators in medical and financial need, is heading to Kansas City, MO for Planet Comicon, April 28th-30th at the Bartle Hall Convention Center.

Artist Greg Land, best known his work on The Uncanny X-Men, Birds of Prey, and Ultimate Fantastic Four will be at the Hero booth #1030 all weekend! Make sure you stop by and get a sketch or your books signed!

Plus Hero Initiative Ambassadors across the con floor will be collecting for our cause when you get your books signed, so make sure ay them a visit. Howard Chaykin, Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti, Shannon Denton, Colleen Doran, Phil Hester, Jai Nitz, and Frank Tieri are all on the job so do 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 creators in need. Hero 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 $950,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.

Spider-Gwen Co-Creator Jason Latour Appears at Planet Comicon 2017

April 11, 2017 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Missouri

Jason Latour, co-creator and artist of the Eisner and Harvey Award winning series Southern Bastards at Image Comics, will be joining our 2017 guest line up!
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Jason Latour is a writer and artist. He is the co-creator and artist of the Eisner and Harvey Award winning series Southern Bastards at Image Comics, as well as the co-creator & writer of Spider-Gwen at Marvel. In 2015 he won the National Cartoonists Society’s Reuben Award for Comic Book Art.

Other featured creators include Kevin Eastman (TMNT), Dan Didio (DC Comics Publisher), Chris Claremont (Uncanny X-Men, New Mutants) Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Chad Hardin, Joseph Michael Linsner (Harley Quinn), Jim Steranko (Nick Fury: Agent of SHIELD), Neal Adams (Batman), Howard Chaykin (American Flagg!), Frank Brunner (Doctor Strange), Greg Land (Uncanny X-Men) and many, many more!

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Planet Comicon Kansas City Welcomes the Incomparable Chris Claremont

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Planet Comicon is honored to announce Chris Claremont as the latest celebrity creator set to join us on April 28 – April 30, 2017. Claremont is one of the most influential writers of superhero comics, renowned for his 17-year run on Uncanny X-Men. During that period, the X-Men became one of the most popular comic book franchises in history.
Claremont is credited with the creation of legendary characters like Legion, The New Mutants, Rogue, Gambit, Sabretooth, Kitty Pryde and the White Queen amongst many others. It is a conservative estimate that Claremont has sold in excess of 750,000,000 comics worldwide.

Other featured creators include Kevin Eastman (TMNT), Dan Didio (DC Comics Publisher), Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Chad Hardin, Joseph Michael Linsner (Harley Quinn), Jim Steranko (Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD), Neal Adams (Batman), Howard Chaykin (American Flagg!), Frank Brunner (Doctor Strange), Greg Land (Uncanny X-Men) and many, many more!

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Celebrity Guests Team Up at Planet Comicon 2017

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Not only do we try to bring you some of the most interesting and influential celebrity guests to Planet Comicon Kansas City every year, we always seek to bring you the stories behind your favorite comic, sci-fi and fantasy franchises. That’s why we always try to team up our celebrity guests whenever possible and 2017 has some of our most amazing groupings yet! Check out these amazing assemblies of television talent…

  • Doctor Who: Billie Piper, John Barrowman, Catherine Tate
  • Arrow: Stephen Amell and John Barrowman
  • Lost Girl: Anna Silk, Emmanuelle Vaugier, Zoie Palmer
  • RWBY: Arryn Zech, Kara Eberle, Elizabeth Maxwell, Jessica Nigri
  • DC TV: Michael Rowe, Teddy Sears, Maggie Geha
  • Reign: Adelaide Kane and Rachel Skarsten
Not only will you have the chance to hear many of these celebrities dish on behind-the-scenes details on some of your favorite shows via numerous panel discussions throughout the weekend (schedule coming soon!), you can also schedule your personal Team-Up photo opp via Epic Photo Ops! Details and tickets available at the link…

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Top Comics Creators Assemble at Planet Comicon 2017

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Once again, we couldn’t be more excited about the hundreds of writers and artists that will be appearing at Planet Comicon Kansas City in 2017. They include fan favorites of current and classic comics, up-and-coming new talents, syndicated cartoonists, best-selling novelists, small press publishers, and alternative and indie voices.

Our featured creators include Kevin Eastman (TMNT), Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Chad Hardin, Joseph Michael Linsner (Harley Quinn), Jim Steranko (Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD), Neal Adams (Batman), Frank Brunner (Doctor Strange), Greg Land (Uncanny X-Men) and many, many more!

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GoComics Creator Showcase at Planet Comicon 2017

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GoComics is stoked to announce its biggest creator event in the history of the known universe this April at Planet Comicon Kansas City.

On April 28-30 at Bartle Hall, fans can find 31 of their favorite GoComics creators and friends in one convenient continent of tables. There’ll be signings, a special panel, and more fun than you’re normally able to process without the aid of special fun-processing technology.

So who’s coming, exactly? You may want to sit down before you read this list

Sarah AndersenSarah’s Scribbles

Bill AmendFoxTrot

Stephan PastisPearls Before Swine

Nick SelukThe Awkward Yeti

Alex Norris – Dorris McComics

Chris Harding – We The Robots

Dave MercierMercWorks

Megan McKayDoodle For Food

Chris GradyLunarbaboon

Shen T Owlturd

Julia Kaye – Up and Out

Todd ClarkLola

Brian GordonFowl Language

Sara ZimmermanUnearthed Comics

Maria ScrivanHalf Full

John McPhersonClose to Home

Olivia WalchImogen Quest

Enzo Comics  – Cheer Up Emo Kid

Hanna Pirita LehkonenImmortal Nerd

Dan MartinDeathbulge

Jason AnarchyDrinking Quest

Ben ZaehringerBerkeley Mews

J.L. WestoverMr. Lovenstein

Kevin KuramuraPear-Shaped Comics

Laura RomagnoliAverage Adventures of an Average Girl

PatabotBFGF Syndrome

Jane ZeiThe Pigeon Gazette

Deya MunizBrutally Honest

David DanemanThe DaneMen

Aaron Lenk – Big Simple Comics

Jose RojasButton Mash Productions

If you can’t make it to Planet Comicon Kansas City, we’ve got you covered. We’re collecting a heaping helping of signed comics and other merch from each of the attending creators for a special giveaway for eligable GC fans in the U.S. We’ll have more details in April, so watch this space to learn how you can win the biggest swag bag this side of, uh… Swag Bag City? Yeah. Swag Bag City.

DC’s Dan DiDio Appears at Planet Comicon 2017

Dan DiDio, Publisher of DC Entertainment, joins the Planet Comicon 2017 guest lineup on April 28-30! Tickets are available for sale now at the link…

As Publisher, DiDio directs and oversees DC Entertainment’s (DCE) publishing business under its key three imprints – DC, Vertigo, and MAD – in both print and digital formats, working alongside DCE’s editorial, art and design, production, business development and sales groups. The Publishers also work in concert with DCE’s Creative Affairs and Franchise Management teams to ensure that publishing continues to create content and help drive the media businesses that use comics as their source of inspiration.

Dan DiDio was named Publisher of DC Entertainment, alongside Jim Lee, in February 2010.

DiDio works closely with DCE editorial and creative teams to develop compelling storylines and characters that ring true to the iconic DC, Vertigo and MAD brands. During his tenure, DiDio has spearheaded many of the comic industry’s most successful publishing events, including the widely acclaimed relaunch of DC Comics Rebirth, The New 52, and the hugely successful DC annual September publishing events such as 2013’s villains lenticular variant covers. DiDio has also overseen many of the comic industry’s bestselling titles and events including DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH, BLACKEST NIGHT, IDENTITY CRISIS, SUPERMAN, BATMAN, JUSTICE LEAGUE and WONDER WOMAN.

DiDio is also charged with leading the company’s unparalleled efforts to attract and develop upcoming talent. With the implementation of annual creator summits and various network opportunities throughout the years, DC Entertainment has become the premier destination for the comic book industry’s top tier writers and artists.

Prior to his current post, DiDio served as Senior Vice President and Executive Editor, overseeing the editorial department for the DC line of comic book titles. DiDio charted the ongoing adventures of SUPERMAN, BATMAN, GREEN LANTERN, WONDER WOMAN, THE FLASH and scores of other heroes and villains.

Before joining DCE in January 2002, DiDio served as Senior Vice President, Creative Affairs for the computer animation company, Mainframe Entertainment. In this position, DiDio was charged with overseeing the development, distribution, marketing, promotion, merchandising and licensing of all Mainframe’s television properties. Among the television projects he developed were Weird-Ohs, Beast Machines, Black Bull’s Gatecrasher and Jill Thompson’s Scary Godmother. He also served as a Story Editor for Reboot and War Planets.

Prior to Mainframe Entertainment, DiDio worked in a variety of positions in the television industry, including Capital Cities/ABC where he served as an Executive Director of ABC Children’s Programming and Public Relations Manager for three New York based daytime dramas.

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Previously announced guests include: Neal Adams, Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Chad Hardin, Cullen Bunn, Phil Hester, Ant Lucia, Jai Nitz, Frank Tieri, Freddie E. Williams II, and more.

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Lost Girl Cast Appears at Planet Comicon 2017

The cast of Syfy’s Lost Girl including Anna Silk, Zoie Palmer, Rachel Skarsten, and Emmanuelle Vaugier appear at Planet Comicon Kansas City 2017! Tickets are available for sale now at the link…

Anna Silk: Star of Lost Girl

Anna Silk stars on the Syfy/Showcase series Lost Girl as Bo, a succubus learning to control her supernatural abilities and discovery the truth about her origins. She won a Fan Choice honor at the 2015 Canada Screen Awards, and was nominated for a 2015 Golden Maple Award for her work on the show.

Lost Girl, which aired in more than 100 countries, premiered to record-breaking numbers and rave reviews. The final season aired in both the United States and Canada a little over a year ago in two eight-episode parts.

Before Lost Girl, Canadian television viewers likely best knew Silk as as Erica’s love interest Cassidy in the popular series Being Erica, a role that earned Silk a Gemini nomination. Of course, most Canadians can never forget Silk as the cantankerous flight attendant in the popular Nicoderm commercials.

Her film credits include Assassin’s Tale, Breakfast with Scot, Do Not Bend, Where the Truth Lies and Confessions of a Dangerous Mind.

Zoie Palmer: Star of Dark Matter and Lost Girl

Not only has Zoie Palmer dazzled us with her work on Lost Girl, she also has made her mark in television movies like The Reagans as Patti Reagan, Out of the Ashes as Didi Goldstein, and Devil’s Perch as Abby.

Palmer also popped up as Anya Vimer, a terrorist who tries to sabotage a peace summit, in the former The CW series Nikita.

After Lost Girl ended, Palmer joined the main cast of the science-fiction series Dark Matter as The Android, which began filming its third season this past November.

Her film roles include Annabelle in the short drama Terminal Venus, Haley in the romantic comedy The Untitled Work of Paul Shepard, Cheryl in the supernatural horror Devil, Officer Frances Jane in the crime thriller Cold Blooded, Lou in the comedy Sex After Kids, and Bethany in the fantasy adventure Patch Town.

Rachel Skarsten: Star of Lost Girl and Reign

Rachel was born in Toronto, Canada to parents Dr. Stan Skarsten and Mary Self Skarsten. Growing up she danced ballet with the Royal Academy of Dance as well as playing high level ice hockey as a goaltender. Rachel attended the prestigious Claude Watson School for the Arts from grades 4 through 12 majoring in visual arts and the cello. At 14 she was discovered by an agent after appearing on a local television program and at 16 she won her first major role playing the superhero Black Canary/Dinah Lance on the WB series “Birds of Prey”.

When the show was canceled, Rachel returned to Canada and earned a double degree in English Literature and Classical History with honors from Queens University. After graduation, Rachel began acting again with recurring roles on HBO’s Transporter: The Series, Flashpoint, The LA Complex and CW’s Beauty and the Beast. She also appeared in The Vow alongside Rachel McAdams.

Rachel recently wrapped Lost Girl where she played Tamsin in its 5th and final season. Theatrically, you can catch her in the big screen international blockbuster hit Fifty Shades of Grey. Rachel also joined the cast of the CW’s hit Reign, playing Queen Elizabeth the First, and is currently filming Season 4.

Emmanuelle Vaugier: Star of Lost Girl and Rogue

Emmanuelle Vaugier is a versatile actor who simply sizzles when it comes to portraying those feisty female leads who like to stir things up a bit like as a district attorney in an upcoming DirecTV series Rogue.

Her role in ABC’s steamy summer soap Mistresses also was no exception. In that series, Vaugier portrayed Niko, the mixologist at the Wunderbar, and is a thorn in the side of Joss, played by Jes Macallan. She also had a recurring role in Lost Girl as the vain and dangerously sociopathic The Morrigan.

Of course, Vaugier may be best known for her popular role as Charlie Sheen’s ex-fiancee Mia on the award-winning CBS comedy Two and a Half Men. For three seasons, she also played Det. Jessica Angell on CSI: New York, leaving fans devastated when her role came to an end.

Vaugier also worked with Piper Perabo in the USA Network crime series Covert Affairs as Liza Hearn, a journalist and blogger not afraid to push boundaries.

Other appearances included The MentalistBig Shots and Supernatural. She also played the title character in the Syfy pilot Painkiller Jane, and had a starring role in the Master of Horror series, directed by John Carpenter.

Vaugier also appeared on Veronica Mars and The WB comedy My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star.

And, of course, you might also remember her as Dr. Helen Bryce, the wife of Lex Luthor, in Smallville.

Vaugier’s feature film credits include Saw IISaw IVSecondhand Lions with Michael Caine and Robert Duvall, and 40 Days and 40 Nights with Josh Hartnett.

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Previously announced guests include Ron Perlman (Hellboy), Stephen Amell (Arrow), Felicia Day (The Guild), Summer Glau (Firefly), Jason Isaacs (Star Trek: Discovery), Wil Wheaton (Star Trek, Big Bang Theory), John DiMaggio (Futurama), Jim Beaver (Supernatural), Ric Flair (wrestling legend), and dozens more. Check out the ever-growing media guest roster at www.planetcomicon.com.

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