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  • CA – CBLDF’s Comic-Con Welcome Party 2015

    cbldf_logoPress Release:

    Kick-off Comic-Con with comics’ greatest creators at the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s Comic-Con Welcome Party, sponsored by Image Comics and comiXology with a special gallery display from Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab. The fun starts at 8:00 p.m. PDT on Thursday, July 9, at the Westgate Hotel, where CBLDF welcomes you to Comic-Con for a night of amazing creators, astonishing artwork, and outstanding exclusives. RSVP here.

    Meet great creators: Every year the greatest creators in comics drop in at the CBLDF Welcome Party. Confirmed attendees so far this year include Scott Snyder, Jock, Jeff Lemire, Kieron Gillen, Fábio Moon, Gabriel Bá, Tim Seeley, Ben Acker, Ben Blacker, Jonathan Hickman, Joshua Williamson, and more are expected to drop in over the course of the night.

    Get the exclusive goods: The first 200 attendees will receive a free gift bag, with exclusive items from Image Comics, McFarlane Toys, comiXology, and CBLDF. RSVP here.

    Smell awesome at the Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab/Trading Post: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab will be debuting their Profanities series, with a selection of limited edition Expletives that will only be available at the CBLDF Welcome Party. Proceeds from every sale at the CBLDF Welcome Party benefit CBLDF.

    Get first dibs on CBLDF exclusives: CBLDF has been working hard to put together an exclusive assortment for Comic-Con attendees. We have an all-new tote bag featuring art by the terrific Vanesa R. Del Rey (Hit); an embroidered Comic-Con souvenir patch and new CBLDF t-shirt, both designed by Brian Wood (Starve); and the CBLDF-exclusive variant of Star Trek/Green Lantern from IDW Publishing and DC Comics.

    Preview the incredible items in CBLDF’s Comic-Con auction: Get a first look at the amazing original art up for grabs at Saturday’s CBLDF Comic-Con Auction, including pieces by Jim Lee, Kelley Jones, Jeff Smith, Matt Kindt, Gilbert Hernandez, J. Scott Campbell, Herb Trimpe, Jeffrey Brown, Greg Ruth, Ray Fawkes, Tyler Crook, and many more.

    Get new Neil Gaiman art from Neverwear: Neverwear has an ever-growing line of items based on the works of author Neil Gaiman and is an ardent supporter of CBLDF. Neverwear will support the Fund at the SDCC Welcome Party by premiering “Hope,” a new print by Chris Ridell, along with classic designs by David Mack, Jim Lee, Olivia, and Jouni Koponen. Proceeds from sales at the CBLDF Welcome Party benefit CBLDF.

    Come support free speech and experience the best of Comic-Con at the CBLDF Comic-Con Welcome Party, Thursday, July 9, at the Westgate Hotel (1055 Second Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101), from 8:00 – 11:00 PM! This party is FREE for CBLDF Members. Non-members: Suggested $10 – $20 donation at the door, please. You can RSVP here.

    Image-LogoABOUT IMAGE COMICS
    Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of bestselling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.

    COMIXOLOGYABOUT COMIXOLOGY
    ComiXology, an Amazon.com, Inc. subsidiary (NASDAQ:AMZN), has revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel industry by delivering a cloud-based digital comics platform that makes discovering, buying, and reading comics more fun than ever before. ComiXology’s Guided View reading technology transforms the comic book medium into an immersive and cinematic experience, helping comiXology become a top ten grossing iPad app in 2011 and 2012 and the top grossing non-game iPad app in 2012 and 2013. Offering the broadest library of comic book content from over 75 publishers—and independent creators as well—comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the planet has become a comic book fan. ComiXology is based in New York City, with operations in Los Angeles and Paris.

    BLACK PHOENIX ALCHEMY LABABOUT BLACK PHOENIX ALCHEMY LAB
    We specialize in formulating body and household blends with a dark, romantic Gothic tone. Our scents run the aesthetic gamut of magickal, pagan and mythological blends, Renaissance, Medieval and Victorian formulas, and horror/Gothic-themed scents. By utilizing our knowledge of homeopathy and aromatherapy, the conceptual theories of hermetic alchemy, and the aesthetic artistry of perfumery, we have mastered the art of encapsulating allegorical ideas into singular olfactory experiences. We are the first of our kind, and have over fifteen years of practical experience in the field. Our expertise shows. We pride ourselves on the artistry of our products, and our skill in their creation. All of our products are hand-blended here in our laboratory. Integrity and dedication is vitally important to us, and we do our best to provide the best possible product and slavishly good service to all our clients.

    ABOUT COMIC BOOK LEGAL DEFENSE FUND
    Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization protecting the freedom to read comics! Our work protects readers, creators, librarians, retailers, publishers, and educators who face the threat of censorship. We monitor legislation and challenge laws that would limit the First Amendment. We create resources that promote understanding of comics and the rights our community is guaranteed. Every day we publish news and information about censorship events as they happen. We are partners in the Kids’ Right to Read Project and Banned Books Week. Our expert legal team is available at a moment’s notice to respond to First Amendment emergencies. CBLDF is a lean organization that works hard to protect the rights that our community depends on. For more information, visit www.cbldf.org

    The Westgate Hotel
    1055 Second Avenue San Diego, CA 92101

    NYC – Batman #40 Signing

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    Writer Scott Snyder (Wytches, The Wake) appears at Midtown Comics Downtown on Thursday, April 30th at 6:00 pm for a signing of Batman #40!

    RSVP on Facebook!

    Midtown Comics Downtown
    64 Fulton Street, New York, New York 10038

    MD – Wytches Signing

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    Superstar writer Scott Snyder (Batman, American Vampire, The Wake) appears at Third Eye Comics on Saturday, January 17, 2015 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm to sign WYTCHES!

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    Press Release:

    The one and only Scott Snyder, the uber-talented superstar writer behind Batman: Court of Owls, Batman the Black Mirror, American Vampire, and most recently, the red-hot new IMAGE series WYTCHES, will be making a very special visit to Third Eye!

    We are beyond stoked to be hosting Scott at the shop, and we know when many of you guys heard our first announcement of this, you echoed the same excitement in a major way!

    And, you guys know why this signing is happening? It’s because of YOU and your enthusiasm for these awesome events we have. Third Eye has a reputation far and wide for providing some of the most fun in-store events in the country, and we could not do it without you guys and the genuine love of the medium each and everyone of you brings with you.

    So, we’re going to be pulling out all the stops to make this one extra-special, as we celebrate the SEASON OF THE WYTCH at Third Eye with Scott Snyder.

    WHAT’S WYTCHES ABOUT?
    This incredible new IMAGE COMICS series is one of the coolest things we’ve seen to come down the pike in quite sometime. Not since the release of SAGA #1 have we had this kind of anticipation and excitement for a new ongoing series, and folks, while we’re only one issue in at this point, I have to tell you: that one issue totally delivered on all the high hopes we had for it!

    In WYTCHES, we’re shown how across hte globe, century after century, men and women were burned, drowned, hanged, tortured, imprisoned, persecuted, and murdered for the crime of witchcraft.

    Guess what? None of them were witches. In fact, they died protecting a terrible and hidden truth: witches, real witches, DO exist.

    They are ancient, elusive, and deadly creatures that are rarely seen and even more rarely survived.

    And, in Snyder & Jock’s WYTCHES, we’re taking a very dark trip into their world.

    We can practically hear Dario Argento’s Suspiria theme playing in the background as we type this, Third Eye Faithful, that’s how darn creepy and awesome WYTCHES is.

    Winter is the Season of the Wytch!
    Subscribe to WYTCHES at Third Eye & Be Entered to Win an ultra-rare CBLDF Variant of WYTCHES #1!
    In celebration of Wytches, and the huge, historic signing event that we’ll be having with Scott in January, we’re proclaiming this Winter the Season of the Wytch!

    What does this mean? If you’ve already subscribed to WYTCHES, or if you subscribe to WYTCHES between 10/27 – 1/1/15, you’ll be entered into a special prize drawing to win one of the ULTRA-RARE WYTCHES #1 Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Variants.

    These are super difficult to come by, and this is your chance to win one of these high dollar books for free!

    And, it’ll be in time to get it signed by Scott at our signing on 1/17!

    How to Enter? New Subscribers, go here and fill out the subscription form with WYTCHES in the add titles field. Existing Subscribers, go here, and put WYTCHES in the add titles field.

    How to Win? On New Year’s Eve 12/31, we’ll be running all of the names subscribed at all Third Eye locations through a randomizer, and we’ll announce the winning name via our website, Facebook, Twitter, and more at 12:01AM New Year’s Day.

    The winner will then have up to 72 hours to follow-up with us via e-mail, phone or store visit to claim their item!

    GET THE THIRD EYE WYTCHES VARIANTS!
    We’re so excited about WYTCHES that we did not just one, but two awesome Third Eye variants, one for issue #2, and one for issue #3!

    These are both by the incredibly talented DECLAN SHALVEY, and the two covers when placed side by side make one, awesome large connecting image.

    These are being printed in very limited quantities, and are exclusively available via Third Eye Comics.

    Issue #2 (pictured right), will go on sale on Wednesday 11/12/14, and issue #3 will be on sale 12/3/14.

    Make sure you snag one of each, so you can get them signed by Scott on Saturday 1/17/15!

    GET THE WYTCHES PHANTOM VARIANTS!
    In addition to the totally rad Third Eye variants, we’ll also have the totally awesome, totally rare PHANTOM edition of WYTCHES #2 available, featuring cover art by the very talented RILEY ROSSMO.

    PHANTOM VARIANTS are available in less than 30 comic book stores worldwide, and are the ultimate way to celebrate your favorite series, as they wed high concept cover art to cutting edge new titles.

    OTHER PROJECTS BY SCOTT SNYDER
    We’re super big fans of Snyder’s other projects, and past works as well as his new series WYTCHES, so we wanted to take a moment to spotlight some of the other great stuff he’s done that you can get signed on 1/17/15!

    First off, in the series AMERICAN VAMPIRE, Scott Snyder totally reimagined the mythology of vampires in a way that was so fresh, and so exciting, that it still has us hooked to this day with the most recent incarnation: AMERICAN VAMPIRE: SECOND CYCLE.

    In AMERICAN VAMPIRE, we begin by following Pearl, a young woman living in 1920s Los Angeles, who is brutally turned into a vampire and sets out on a path of righteous revenge against the European monsters who tortured and abused her.

    Meanwhile, the background to American Vampire is laid in the Old West, as the origin of Skinner Sweet, the original American vampire, shows us a stronger, faster creature than any vampire ever seen before.

    Imagine Sergio Leone’s ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA by way of FROM DUSK TIL DAWN or NEAR DARK, as Snyder follows his cast through the various generations and decades, and delivers one of the best takes on horror comics we’ve seen in quite some time.

    We’ve got all the graphic novels of AMERICAN VAMPIRE in stock, as well as all of the issues of the new series, SECOND CYCLE, to get you on board.

    And, of course, many of you may already know Scott Snyder from his incredible work on BATMAN, but just in case you don’t, we’ve got to take a second to spotlight his work on BATMAN: COURT OF OWLS, BATMAN: CITY OF OWLS, BATMAN: DEATH OF THE FAMILY, and most recently BATMAN: ZERO YEAR.

    As the man who brought BATMAN back to prominence with the launch of the NEW 52 Batman run, starting with COURT OF OWLS, then continuing into the later stories, Snyder has redefined BATMAN more than any other creator in recent memory.

    Along with GREG CAPULLO, he has done an incredible job of giving us exactly what we want out of Gotham City, and then some.

    Folks, if you’ve never read BATMAN, or if it’s been a long time since you’ve read BATMAN, we highly recommend picking up BATMAN: COURT OF OWLS, and finding out why Snyder’s run is spoken of so highly.

    And, don’t forget, BATMAN: THE BLACK MIRROR, which features Snyder’s WYTCHES collaborator, JOCK, and delivers one of the most interesting Batman stories we’ve ever read.

    In BATMAN, the BLACK MIRROR, Snyder & Jock, showcase the dark origins of Jim Gordon’s long-lost son… James Gordon Jr. And, it’s a truly harrowing read, from start to finish. By far, one of the darkest, and most compelling BATMAN stories we’ve read since ARKHAM ASYLUM, Batman: the BLACK MIRROR is an incredible read, and a must-have to get signed by Scott on Saturday 1/17/15.

    Finally, a must-read for you WYTCHES fans, as it really captures the same kind of sheer creepiness, and dread that WYTCHES does, is SEVERED. In this IMAGE COMICS sleeper hit, we’re introduced to 12-year old Jack Garron, who’s ran away from home to find his biological father, a wayward musician.

    Along the way he meets up with a traveling salesman whose winning smile is fake, beneath which hide his real teeth — jagged spikes that he uses to eat his prey.

    This was an incredible read, and if you dig the cerebral, eerie horror of WYTCHES, then you’ll love SEVERED. Make sure you scoop a copy to get signed by Scott on 1/17!

    Cosplay & Be Entered to Win a WYTCHES #1
    Phantom Black & White Sketch Variant

    Scott Snyder has written some great stories with some fantastic characters for Cosplay material; be it the mysterious Wytches you could put your own interpretation on, a member of the Court of Owls, ol’ Skinner Sweet, or the Clown Prince of Crime.

    So, we figured: hey, we’re Third Eye, we have a TON of uber-talented Cosplayers who are a part of the Third Eye fam, and shop at our stores — why not make this even more fun?

    So, here it is, Third Eye Faithful: you come in Cosplay as any character from ANY project Snyder has worked on (from Batman to Wytches to American Vampire and beyond) — and you’ll be entered to win a WYTCHES #1 Phantom Black & White Sketch variant before the doors open for the signing!

    BE ONE OF THE FIRST 50 IN LINE & RECEIVE A FREE GIFT!

    You guys know us by now, right? You know we love it when you make these events into a real experience, and with how big of a signing this is — we know you guys are going to be down to make it a true Third Eye extravaganza.

    It’s seeing you guys building a community while having fun, and waiting in line for these events that really motivates us to keep making stuff like this happen. We love it, and as such, we’ve decided to put together a very cool surprise gift for the first 50 of you who are lined up for the big signing!

    Third Eye Comics
    2027-A West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
    (410) 897-0322

    UK – Jeff Lemire & Scott Snyder Signing

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    Scott Snyder and Jeff Lemire appear at Gosh Comics for a signing on Wednesday, November 14th from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. Presented in conjunction with Thought Bubble.

    Since bursting onto the comic scene in 2009 Eisner and Harvey award winning Scott Snyder has written for both Marvel and DC; working on well-loved titles including Iron Man, and The Human Torch. Scott’s current work on Batman Eternal is particularly good but it’s his creator-owned work with Vertigo (American Vampire and The Wake) comics that’s really caught our attention.

    Eisner and Harvey award nominations have also made their way over to the second creator of the evening, Jeff Lemire. If the name seems familiar it shouldn’t be a surprise. He wrote that comic. You know the one? Children born with horns and snouts and hooves and stuff. Not content with creating his own immersive and believable worlds (Essex County, Sweet Tooth, Trillium) Lemire has also written for DC comics with impressive runs on Animal Man, Justice League Dark, and Green Arrow to name a few.

    Both creators will be with us signing copies of their books between 5-7pm on Friday the 14th of November. There’s going to be a 3 item limit on the night so choose carefully! If you don’t already have the book you’re after don’t worry; we’ll have a selection of their work available on the day. If you’re unable to make it to the event and there’s a specific book you’d like us to have signed for you then get in touch via info@goshlondon.com and we can make those arrangements.

    RSVP on Facebook!

    Gosh Comics
    1 Berwick St, SoHo, London W1F0DR
    United Kingdom

    Image Comics Schedule & Exclusives at NYCC 2014

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    Press Release:

    Image Comics is pleased to announce the schedule of exciting creator signings that will take place over the course of New York Comic Con, Thursday, October 9 through Sunday, October 12 at the Image Comics booth (#1544).

    *TICKETED* denotes signings will be ticketed. Tickets will be given out at the booth as soon as the convention floor opens. Tickets will be available for attendee badges only.  There will be a maximum of 5 items per person allowed for ticketed signings. 

    Grading services will not be permitted during any Image Comics signings. Only non-CGC graded books will be permitted during all Skybound signings. All CGC graded books must be taken to the CGC booth.

    THURSDAY, 10/9
    1-1:45 PM: Nick Spencer & Joe Eisma
    1-1:45 PM: Brian K. Vaughan *TICKETED*

    2-2:45 PM: Justin Jordan & Kyle Strahm
    2-2:45 PM: Josh Fialkov

    3-3:45 PM: Kyle Higgins
    3-3:45 PM: Steve Orlando

    4-4:45 PM: Daniel Corey
    4-4:45 PM: Joshua Williamson

    5-5:45 PM: Nick Pitarra
    5-5:45 PM: Scott Snyder *TICKETED*

    5:30-6:30 PM: Robert Kirkman (SKYBOUND) *TICKETED*

    FRIDAY, 10/10
    10:30-11 AM: Abhishek Singh

    11-11:45 AM: Kyle Higgins
    11-11:45 AM: Matt Fraction *TICKETED*
    11-12 PM: Robert Kirkman (SKYBOUND) *TICKETED*

    12-12:45 PM: Michael Moreci
    12-12:45 PM: Brian K. Vaughan *TICKETED*

    12:30-1:30 PM: Thrilling Adventure Hour group signing, Ben Acker, Ben Blacker, Craig Cackowski, Hal Lublin & Autumn Reeser *TICKETED*

    1-1:45 PM: Matt Hawkins
    1-1:45 PM: Joe Harris

    2-2:45 PM: Antony Johnston
    2-3:30 PM: Todd McFarlane/New Spawn Creative Team *TICKETED*
    2-3 PM: Joshua Williamson & Andrei Bressan (SKYBOUND)

    3-3:45 PM: Tim Seeley

    4-4:45 PM: Nick Pitarra
    4-5 PM: Stefano Gaudiano (SKYBOUND)

    5-5:45 PM: Nick Dragotta *TICKETED*
    5-5:45 PM: Jason Latour

    6-6:45 PM: Roc Upchurch
    6-6:45 PM: Michael Moreci

    SATURDAY, 10/11
    10-10:45 AM: Megan Levens
    10-10:45 AM: Sina Grace

    11-11:45 AM: Matt Fraction & Howard Chaykin *TICKETED*
    11-11:45 AM: Jason Latour
    11-12 PM: Paul Azaceta (SKYBOUND) 

    12-12:45 PM: Joshua Williamson
    12-12:45 PM: Frank Quitely *TICKETED*

    1-1:45 PM: Brian K. Vaughan
    1-1:45 PM: Brandon Montclare & Amy Reeder

    2-2:45 PM: Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie & Matthew Wilson *TICKETED*
    2-2:45 PM: Jim Zub
    2-3 PM: Khary Randolph (SKYBOUND)

    3-3:45 PM: Bob Fingerman
    3-3:45 PM: Otis Frampton

    3:30-4:30 PM: Joshua Williamson & Andrei Bressan (SKYBOUND)

    4-4:45 PM: Kelly Sue DeConnick & Valentine De Landro *TICKETED*
    4-4:45 PM: Scott Snyder *TICKETED*

    5-5:45 PM: Wes Craig
    5-5:45 PM: Gus Storms & Stuart Moore

    SUNDAY, 10/12
    10-10:45 AM: Ken Kristensen
    10-10:45 AM: Ales Kot

    11-11:45 AM: Matt Fraction *TICKETED*
    11-11:45 AM: Kelly Sue DeConnick *TICKETED*
    11-12 PM: Shawn Martinbrough (SKYBOUND)

    12-12:45 PM: Frank J. Barbiere & Chris Mooneyham
    12-12:45 PM: Nick Dragotta *TICKETED*

    1-1:45 PM: Scott Snyder *TICKETED*
    1-1:45 PM: Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie & Matthew Wilson *TICKETED*

    2-2:45 PM: Josh Fialkov
    2-2:45 PM: Tim Seeley

    2:30-3:30 PM: Robert Kirkman & Paul Azaceta (SKYBOUND) *TICKETED*

    3-3:45 PM: Adam McGovern
    3-3:45 PM: Ed Brisson

     

    PANELS

    Image Comics is pleased to announce a number of thrilling panels at New York Comic Con in October. The panels will be held on Thursday, Oct. 9 at 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 10 at 12:15 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 11 at 2:15 p.m., and on Sunday, Oct. 12 at 2 p.m. Come join us as bestselling and award-winning writers and artists talk about their influences, creative processes, forthcoming work, and everything you’ve always wanted to know about the best creator-owned comics the industry has to offer. We hope to see you there!

    Thursday, 4 – 5PM
    Location: Empire Stage 1-E
    SKYBOUND’S THE WALKING DEAD

    Dive into the world of the Eisner award-winning graphic novel THE WALKING DEAD with creator Robert Kirkman and Skybound Editorial Director Sean Mackiewicz. Panel will be moderated by Entertainment Weekly’s Dalton Ross.

    Thursday, 5 – 5:45PM
    Location: 1A21
    IMAGE COMICS: I IS FOR IMMERSIVE

    Comics can contain entire universes between their covers, and panelists Kelly Sue DeConnick (PRETTY DEADLY), Jason Latour (SOUTHERN BASTARDS), Jamie McKelvie (THE WICKED + THE DIVINE), Brandon Montclare (ROCKET GIRL), Kyle Higgins (C.O.W.L.), Tim Seeley (REVIVAL), and Ben Blacker and Ben Acker (THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR PRESENTS… SPARKS NEVADA: MARSHAL ON MARS, THE THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR PRESENTS… BEYOND BELIEF) excel at creating worlds that you can simply fall into from page one. Anything goes in comics, and now’s your chance to pick the brains of some of the most creative minds around.

    Friday, 12:15 – 1PM
    Location: 1A14
    IMAGE COMICS: I IS FOR INFINITE

    Comics are much bigger than superheroes. Kieron Gillen (THE WICKED + THE DIVINE), Antony Johnston (THE FUSE), Megan Levens (MADAME FRANKENSTEIN), Amy Reeder (ROCKET GIRL), Scott Snyder (WYTCHES), and Joshua Williamson (NAILBITER) create comics that range from sci-fi/crime to historical romance to horror and far, far beyond. Whether you’re here to broaden your horizons or check out a new work by your favorite author, these creators demonstrate the potential of comics.

    Saturday, 1:15PM – 2:00PM
    Location: 1A05
    MORNING GLORIES STUDY HALL LIVE!

    From the hit annotation column on Multiversity Comics, MGA Study Hall Live returns to NYCC! Continuing from last year’s panel, join creators Nick Spencer and Joe Eisma once again as they discuss their hit Eisner-nominated and New York Times Bestselling Image Comics series MORNING GLORIES with MGA Study Hall host Matthew Meylikhov, including another in-depth fan favorite live Q&A segment. Questions will be asked, answers will be avoided and all will be well—for a better future.

    Saturday, 2:15 – 3PM
    Location: 1A06
    IMAGE COMICS: I IS FOR IMPACT

    No matter how weird of an idea you may have, if you can hook someone, they’ll be a reader for life. Wes Craig (DEADLY CLASS), Matt Fraction (SEX CRIMINALS), Steve Orlando (UNDERTOW), James Robinson (THE SAVIORS), Roc Upchurch (RAT QUEENS), Frank Quitely (JUPITER’S LEGACY), and Brian K. Vaughan (SAGA) take strange ideas and turn them into intensely relatable and entertaining comics. Now, they’re going to share their secrets and talk about how fun it is to make the unreal real.

    Sunday, 12:15 – 12:45 PM
    Location: 1A14
    THE WALKING DEAD: THE INSIDE SCOOP ON TELLTALE’S VIDEO GAME FRANCHISE

    For two seasons, fans have delighted in the horrible choices surrounding a girl named Clementine. Join IGN’s Greg Miller as he sits down with the people who make this game to talk about where Clem’s been and where she’s going in a walker-infested world.

    Sunday, 1 – 1:45 PM
    Location: 1A10
    ROBERT KIRKMAN’S SKYBOUND COMICS

    Join Skybound’s Robert Kirkman (THE WALKING DEAD, OUTCAST) and other Skybound writers and artists including Paul Azaceta (OUTCAST) Joshua Williamson (BIRTHRIGHT, GHOSTED), and Andrei Bressan (BIRTHRIGHT) as they discuss not only their own works, but the ever-changing landscape of the modern comic book industry. Panel will be moderated by Skybound Editorial Director Sean Mackiewicz.

    Sunday, 2 – 2:45PM
    Location: 1A10
    IMAGE COMICS: I IS FOR INVENTIVE

    All-ages comics are crucial to the longevity of the comics industry, and can be an incredible tool in entertaining and education children. Bring your family and come listen to panelists Nick Dragotta (HOWTOONS), Otis Frampton (ODDLY NORMAL), Chris Giarrusso (G-MAN), Sina Grace (PENNY DORA), and Fred Van Lente (HOWTOONS) speak on creating kids’ comics and the importance of libraries in spreading awareness.

     

    EXCLUSIVES

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    A limited number of exclusives to be available at New York Comic Con

    Image Comics is pleased to announce that a limited number of exclusive releases will be available to purchase over the course of New York Comic Con, Thursday, Oct.9 – Friday, Oct. 12.

    EXCLUSIVE NYCC ISSUES:
    – ROCHE LIMIT #1, Michael Moreci & Vic Malhotra, $10 (Artist Alley table #W15)
    – BIRTHRIGHT #1, Joshua Williamson, Andrei Bressan, and Adriano Lucas, $10 (Image Comics booth #1544)
    – SPREAD #1, Justin Jordan & Kyle Strahm, cover by Tradd Moore & Felipe Sobreiro (the Luther Strode art team), $20 (Artist Alley tables #R4 & R5), (limited to 250 copies)
    – WYTCHES #1, Scott Snyder & Jock, $10 (Image Comics booth #1544)
    – PUNKS: THE COMIC #1, Joshua Hale Fialkov & Kody Chamberlain, $10 (Dimension X booth #1774)
    – EGOs #4.5 minicomic, Stuart Moore & Gus Storms, $1 (Artists Alley table #B3)  

    EXCLUSIVE NYCC HARDCOVERS: 
    – C.O.W.L., VOL. 1, Kyle Higgins, Alec Siegel, & Rod Reis, $35 (Image Comics booth #1544)

    EXCLUSIVE NYCC PRINTS:
    – NYCC SPREAD #1 cover, $10 (limited to 75 copies, available at Artist Alley tables #R4 & R5)

    For more announcements and updates on Image Comics’ presence at New York Comic Con, visit us at imagecomics.com. We hope to see you in New York, and make sure to stop by the Image Comics booth (#1544)!

    Hero Initiative at NYCC 2014

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    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 at the Javits Center located at 655 West 34th St. on October 9-12.

    Legendary writer and editor Denny O’Neil will be at the con on FRIDAY only and will be doing his ONLY signing appearance at the Hero booth from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. This the ONLY place you can get Denny’s signature, so don’t miss out. Get to booth number N104-106 EARLY!

    Hero is honored to be part of the Image Comics/Multiversity Comics NYCC party as well! Fans 21 and older are invited to show up at Stitch at 247 W. 37th St (at 8th Ave.) and hang out and have a cocktail with Scott Snyder, Brian K. Vaughan, Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, Tim Seeley and MANY more top creators! The $10 cover at the door benefits Hero. BE THERE with your photo ID, please!

    And Hero’s Uncanny X-Men Project 100 is at the con! Pick up your copy at the Hero Initiative booth and get it signed by artists at the con including Rafael Albuquerque, David Bullock, Jim Calafiore, Victor Castro, Mike Choi, Mark dos Santos, Tony Fleecs, Derek Fridolfs, Agnes Garbowska, Chris Giarrusso, Gabriel Hardman, Phil Jimenez, Bob Larkin, Pamela Lovas, David Mack, Mike McKone, Al Milgrom, Todd Nauck, Jerry Ordway, George Pérez, Tom Raney, Alex Saviuk, Valerio Schiti, Tim Seeley, and Bill Sienkiewicz! Copies are available in hardcover at $25 and softcover at $13 while supplies last.

    Check out our Hero Initiative ambassadors all over the con floor who will be collection donations for our worthy cause! Jay Anacleto, Reilly Brown, Jim Calafiore, Amanda Conner, Scott Kolins, Mike McKone, Bob McLeod,Carlo Pagulayan, Jimmy Palmiotti, Brandon Peterson, Brian Pulido, Norm Rapmund, Valerio Schiti, Steven Segovia, Gail Simone, Alex Sinclair, Joe Staton, Arthur Suydam, Phillip Tan, Fred van Lente, Jim Zub, and Chrissie Zullo will be flying the Hero flag. Stop by their booths and do the right thing!

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    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.

    NYC – Wytches #1 Release Party

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    Writer Scott Snyder (Batman, American Vampire) appears at Forbidden Planet on Wednesday October 8th for a signing that will start at 12:01 a.m.. It’s a midnight release party for Wytches #1!!! Doors open at 11:30 PM.

    Forbidden Planet
    832 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
    212-473-1576

    NYC – Nerdist Writers Panel

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    Danny Strong (The Butler; Hunger Games: Mockingjay), Ales Kot (Secret Avengers; Iron Patriot; Zero), and *JUST ADDED* Scott Snyder (Batman, American Vampire) appear at the Housing Works Bookstore on Thursday October 9th from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM for this special east coast edition of the Nerdist Writers Panel, benefiting Housing Works mission to fight homelessness and AIDS. For updates on additional panelists, go to www.facebook.com/NerdistWritersPanel

    Buy tickets at the link!

    Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
    126 Crosby St, New York, New York 10012
    (212) 334-3324

    NYC – Batman: Zero Year Panel

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    Comic book artist and Co-Publisher of DC Entertainment Jim Lee (Superman: Unchained, All-Star Batman & Robin) joins writer Scott Snyder (American Vampire, The Wake) at the Apple SoHo store on Wednesday October 8, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. to speak about the last volume in Batman’s original story.

    Press Release:

    Commemorate Batman’s return to Gotham on Wednesday, October 8th at 7pm, when critically-acclaimed writer Scott Snyder and DC Entertainment Co-Publisher and artist Jim Lee visit the Apple Store, SoHo to celebrate the Dark Knight’s 75th anniversary, as well as the publication of the new graphic novel collection BATMAN VOL. 5: ZERO YEAR – DARK CITY. Beginning at 7pm, the Meet the Authors event will include a must-see discussion on the lasting cultural influence of The Dark Knight moderated by Grantland writer David Shoemaker.

    Taking place the evening before New York Comic-Con 2014, the event will not only mark the release of Snyder’s BATMAN #35, but also the highly anticipated BATMAN VOL. 5: ZERO YEAR – DARK CITY. This graphic novel, the newest collection from the #1 New York Times best-selling creative team of Snyder and artist Greg Capullo, finishes the epic ZERO YEAR storyline, a bold new take on the Dark Knight’s origin. 

    Apple Store
    103 Prince Street, New York City, NY 10012
    (212) 226-3126

    Boston Comic Con 2014 is Next Week

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    Press Release:

    Celebrity appearances, artist meet-and-greets, a film festival, a Cosplay costume contest, the first official after party and Cosplay Harbor Cruise are among many activities lined up for this year’s Boston Comic Con. Boston Comic Con will bring its first three-day convention to the Seaport World Trade Center Friday August 8 through Sunday August 10, 2014. In the seven years since its founding, Boston Comic Con has grown from a one-day show that attracted an estimated 900 comic book enthusiasts to last year’s record turnout of more than 23,000, which organizers expect to top this year.

    “The community in Greater Boston that loves comic books and related television and film is tremendous and growing,” said Nick Kanieff, a founder of Boston Comic Con. “We are home to some of the industry’s most talented artists and devoted fans, all of which will join us in great numbers this August. Boston Comic Con has just enough of a celebrity touch to bring in ardent fans while still honoring the artists and writers who are the backbone of the industry.”

    The 2014 Boston Comic Con will feature celebrity appearances by Jason Momoa of “Game of Thrones”; John Barrowman of “Doctor Who,” “Torchwood” and “Arrow”; Sean Astin of “The Goonies” and “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy; James Marsters of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Angel”; Katie Cassidy of “Arrow”; Eve Myles of “Torchwood”; Jewel Staite of “Firefly”; Sam Witwer of “Being Human”; and Darryl McDaniels, aka DMC, of Run-DMC, one of the founding fathers of the hip hop and rap movement, who is producing his own comic about a rap superhero. Celebrities will also participate in panel discussions, Q&As, photo ops, and signing autographs throughout the three-day convention.

    Among the 200+ comic book creators taking part in the convention are well known artists such as artist Greg Capullo and writer Scott Snyder, who together produced legendary Batman story arcs as The Court of Owls, Death of the Family and Zero Year for DC Comics. Indie sensation Jeff Smith, creator of the fantasy epic Bone, makes rare appearance at this year’s convention. Also featured is artist Adam Kubert, best known for his work with Marvel Comics on Wolverine, Incredible Hulk, Ultimate Fantastic Four, and X-Men. He is both a graduate of and an instructor at the famed Kubert School, founded by his father, legendary artist Joe Kubert. Other creators include Skottie Young, whose current project, Rocket Raccoon ties in with Marvel’s summer blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy, fan-favorite Gail Simone, writer of Batgirl, Birds of Prey, and Wonder Woman, and Mark Waid who is the most prolific writer of popular characters such as Superman, Spider-Man, and Daredevil.

    Participating Boston-area artists include husband and wife team Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb, Joe Quinones, Maris Wicks, Ming Doyle, Norman Lee, Sara Richard, and several others.

    Boston Comic Con is especially proud of its showcase of 14 top women creators including: Christy Blanch, Danica Brine, Katie Cook, Danielle Corsetto, Ming Doyle, Dawn Griffin, Rebekah Isaacs, Shelli Paroline, Sara Richard, Gail Simone, Cat Staggs, Babs Tarr, Maris Wicks, and Chrissie Zullo.

    “Boston Comic Con is at the forefront of supporting local artists, especially women creators. It is truly an organic, home-grown event that has gained popularity over the past few years,” said Kanieff, a Framingham resident who is also an avid collector. “We welcome everyone, from families with young children, to college students, to older comic book fans. There is something for everyone at Boston Comic Con.”

    New This Year
    The first Boston Comic Con Cosplay Harbor Cruise will take place on Saturday, August 9 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. The cruise will be hosted by Ivy Doomkitty, international costume designer and cosplayer, and features noted cosplayers including Nicole Marie Jean, Destiny Nickelsen, and Bethany Maddock. After the harbor cruise, Boston Comic Con will host the official “after party” at Laugh Boston, at the Westin Waterfront Hotel. Also new this year, a limited number of tickets will be sold to allow early entry on the first day of Boston Comic Con, Friday, August 8 at 1 p.m., one hour before the general admission at 2 p.m.

    Additionally, Marvel editor C.B. Cebulski will be on hand to provide portfolio reviews for aspiring comic artists. And this year’s exclusive t-shirt features Rocket Raccoon drawn by Guardians of the Galaxy artist Nick Bradshaw with colors by Rich Woodall.

    “Not only is Boston Comic Con drawing interest from the area’s extensive comic book community, but it’s becoming a destination event that brings tourists to Boston,” said Kanieff. “The growing excitement around this convention demonstrates the strength and vibrancy of the creative community we have here in Boston and in the surrounding region.”

    More information about events, artists and celebrity guests can be found on www.bostoncomiccon.com. General admission and VIP tickets are on sale now, as are tickets for celebrity photo ops. Boston Comic Con is also accepting entries for this year’s film festival.

    For information on ticket sales please visit: www.bostoncomiccon.com.

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