United States Military Honors Comic Book Legends Stan Lee And Joe Sinnott At Rhode Island Comic Con
Providence, Rhode Island – On Veterans Day, representatives of the United States Army and Navy, along with chapters of the American Legion, the Marine Corps League, and Texas State Guard, surprised comic book icons Stan Lee and Joe Sinnott with military accolades.
Awards of appreciation and recognition were presented to Mr. Lee, 93, who served as a Sergeant in the US Army Signal Corps during World War II, at his VIP panel Friday night. Army Captain James R. Whitney, Navy Chief Petty Officer Kurt Anderson, their respective staffs and several former US Service members, imparted the honors.
Army Staff Sergeant Joshua Mitchell tendered an American flag to Mr. Lee at the request of Major General Anthony C. Funkhouser. The flag was flown in his honor on the occasion of Veterans Day “for his faithful service to our Nation as a United States Soldier during World War II.” MG Funkhouser is the Commanding General, Center for Initial Military Training, US Army Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Eustis, VA.
“Next to my marriage and the birth of my daughter. This is the most sensational moment in my life. I will never forget this…” Stated a very emotional Mr. Lee, “It is such an honor which I’m sure I don’t deserve.”
Mr. Sinnott’s awards were handed out at a dinner attended by his family, friends and fans later on that evening. His flag was presented on behalf of MG Funkhouser who bestowed the title of “SEABEE For Life” to the sailor, 90.
After his older brother Sgt. Jack Sinnott, was tragically killed in action in France, Mr. Sinnott joined the US Navy Seabees shortly after his 18th birthday. He served in the bloody World War II Battle of Okinawa rising to the rank of Machinist Mate 3rd Class.
As restaurant patrons applauded with a standing ovation, the legendary artist who created thousands of comics for over sixty years, humbly confessed, “I’m speechless, I really am. This is just unbelievable. One of the greatest honors I’ve ever had. Thank You!”
In addition to the flags, certificates, challenge coins, plaques and “swagger sticks” of appreciation were also awarded to both veterans. “They got me mixed up with someone else” Mr. Lee said in disbelief. “But I can’t thank you enough and I will never forget this moment… We have the greatest military in the whole world.”
As uniformed service members past and present presented arms to a saluting Mr. Lee, he exclaimed to the teary-eyed audience, “If someone isn’t filming this, I’ll never talk to you again!”
Sakai has received five Eisner awards for Usagi Yojimbo, first published in 1984 and still continuing today. In addition, Sakai has received the 2014 Inkwell Award, 2007 Harvey Award, 2002 National Cartoonists Society Comic Book Division Awards, and the Cultural Ambassador Award from the Japanese American Museum, among many others. Sakai has also worked on projects including Bart Simpson’s Treehouse of Horror #7, Star Wars, and Marvel’s Strange Tales. He is also an award-winning letterer for his work on the Spider-Man comic strip and Sergio Aragones’ Groo the Wanderer.
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Writer Dan Slott (The Amazing Spider-Man, Superior Spider-Man, She-Hulk) appears at JHU Comic Books on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM to sign CLONE CONSPIRACY!
*Purchase of Clone Conspiracy #1 or #2 required to participate in the event.
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Nick Dragotta appears at the Schulz Museum on Saturday, October 8th at 1:00 PM. He is the artist and co-creator, along with writer Jonathan Hickman, of the breakout hit 2013, East of West. Dragotta also worked on the landmark run of X-Statix with Peter Milligan and many other top Marvel characters such as Captain America, Spider-Man, the X-Men, FF, and others. Dragotta is also the artist and co-creator of Howtoons with MacArthur grant recipient Saul Griffith. Howtoons is an educational children’s comic that teaches kids how to makes things using everyday household goods, incorporating instructions into storytelling.
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Writer Joe Kelly appears at Orbital Comics for a London exclusive signing on Monday, October 17, 2016 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM, in conjunction with the Lakes International Comic Art Festival.
Joe has worked on various comics titles over the years – including Action Comics, Deadpool, JLA, Steampunk, X-Men, and the current smash hit Spider-Man/Deadpool – in addition to being co-creator of cartoon sensation, Ben 10.
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Artist Jamal Igle appears at Dewey’s Comic City on Saturday, October 15th from 1:00 – 3:00 PM to sign BLACK, the Kickstarter funded OGN project now being published by Black Mask Studios.
In a world that already hates and fears them – what if only Black people had superpowers? BLACK follows the story of a young man, Kareem Jenkins, who, having miraculously survived being shot by police, learns that he is part of the biggest lie in history. Now he must decide whether it’s safer to keep it a secret or if the truth will set him free. X-Men meets The Wire, BLACK’s Kickstarter blazed through Black History Month 2016 earning more than three time its funding goal.
A recipient of the 2011 Inkpot Award for outstanding achievement in Comic Art, Jamal is the writer/artist/Creator of Molly Danger for Action Lab Entertainment and the penciller of The Terminator: Enemy of My Enemy for Dark Horse Comics. His detailed pencils have graced books as varied as The Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglas, the all ages action miniseries “Race Against Time” as well as mainstream hits such as G.I. Joe, Iron Man, Spider-Man and Green Lantern. Jamal has served as the series artist for Firestorm the Nuclear Man, Nightwing and Tangent: Superman’s Reign, Superman, Supergirl and Zatanna for DC Comics, Noble Causes for Image Comics and a four issue run on New Warriors for Marvel Comics.
Along with Jamal’s impressive creative credits, he also does double duty as Director of Marketing and Publicity for Action Lab Entertainment.
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MARGUERITE BENNETT (Insexts, DC Comics Bombshells, Fresh Romance, Josie & the Pussycats), SAM MAGGS (Wonder Women, Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy), RYAN NORTH (Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Adventure Time) JASON REYNOLDS (Spider-Man: Miles Morales YA Novel), and MARGARET STOHL (Forever Red & Red Vengeance: Black Widow YA Novels) will all be signing at Fantom Comics on October 11th, 2016 at 6:00 PM!
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Celebrate the release of Alters #1 from Aftershock Comics with a special signing with writer Paul Jenkins at Ssalefish Comics on Saturday September 17th from noon till 3:00 PM. Paul is also the writer of Wolverine Origin, Inhumans, Spider-Man, Hellblazer and so much more. Publisher/Writer Joe Pruett will also be here to sign the super rare Black Eyed Kids #6 variant exclusive to this event. Richard Case, cover artist of the Ssalefish Comics exclusive Alters #1, has a prior obligation but will be NC Comicon in November to sign copies.
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Galaxy of Comics Proudly Presents Writer John Semper Jr SIGNING his new book, Cyborg: Rebirth #1, September 7th, 2016!!!
* Victor Stone was once a star athlete and brilliant student with a bright future. But after a tragic accident destroyed over half of his body, Victor was kept alive by merging flesh with advanced technology. Today he is the Justice League co-founder called Cyborg. But is the young hero a man…or a machine that merely believes it’s a man?
JOHN SEMPER JR (writer, Spider-Man: The Animated Series, Static Shock) is a screenwriter, producer and story editor with numerous credits in animation for television. He has worked for such diverse companies as Disney Studios, Warner Bros. Animation and Hanna-Barbera Productions during a career which has involved the development of projects for Jim Henson, George Lucas, Stan Lee, Rob Minkoff and others. Semper even created the English-language dialogue for two of Hayao Miyazaki’s acclaimed animated features, Laputa: Castle in the Sky (1986) and Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989) and we are so excited to have him in-store!
Stop by the Galaxy of Comics as we host celebrated writer John Semper Jr, Wednesday, September 7th from 5 to 8 PM!!!
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Writer Greg Pak and artist Sean Chen sign at Grasshopper’s Comics on Saturday July 30th from noon till 1:00 PM!
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