MA – From Pulp to the Golden Age of Superheroes

Writer Will Murray, co-creator of Squirrel Girl, appears on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 7:00 PM at the Adams Academy.

Murray will discuss how the tales, heroes, and tropes of pulp magazines and comic books evolved into today’s “Golden Age of Superheroes,” the dominant entertainment genre in movies and television.

A 1971 North Quincy High graduate, Murray has authored scores of novels and short stories, featuring such classic pulp fiction stalwarts as Doc Savage, King Kong, Tarzan, and the Phantom. For Marvel Comics, he is the co-creator, with Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko, of Squirrel Girl, who is presently becoming one of Marvel’s most interesting characters and an important star in an upcoming TV series. As a journalist and pop-culture historian, Murray is a recognized authority on the pulp magazine era. He has reported for Starlog Magazine and in this capacity covered the sets of many major action movies from the 1980s through the early 2000s.

Open to the public. There is no admission charge.

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Quincy Historical Society & Museum
8 Adams Street, Quincy, MA 02169
(617) 773-1144

MA – FCBD: New England Comics Signings

New England Comics celebrates Free Comic Book Day on Saturday May 6, 2017 at every NEC location! Free Comics! Guests! Fun!

NEC QUINCY:
Alex Harris – Sketches – Tick LCSD (til 3:00)
Jennie Wood and Jeff McClelland (2nd half)

NEC BROCKTON:
Ransom Getty artist on Suicide Squad
Rob Latora – Sketches
Tony Sedani – Sketches, Return to Randar

NEC NORWOOD:
Sean Kasper
Bob Polio
Jennie Wood and Jeff McClelland (1st half)

NEC MALDEN:
Ian Nichols (11:00-2:00)
Jimmy Curtis, creator and writer of the comic book SOULBINDER will be appearing in store.
James Biggie, writer of the original graphic novel ROBOT GOD AKAMATSU and variant cover artist for the IDW titles GI JOE, TRANSFORMERS, ARCHANGEL will be here as well.
Local magician MAGIC NICK ALTIERI will also be appearing in store.

NEC NEW BEDFORD:
Artist Mike Lilly (Annihilation, Nightwing, Detective Comics)

NEC COOLIDGE CORNER:
Stacey Lee artist on Marvel’s SILK (12:00-3:00)
Ian Nichols Fat Cat Funnies, The Tick (3:30-6:00)

NEC HARVARD SQUARE:
Will Murray co-creator of Squirrel Girl  (12:00-3:00)

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UT – Squirrel Meets World Signing

Shannon Hale and Dean Hale appear at The King’s English on Tuesday February 7, 2017 at 7:00 PM to sign The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World.

Shannon Hale and Dean Hale are the award-winning husband-and-wife team behind the Princess in Black series, illustrated by LeUyen Pham. Shannon Hale is also the author of the Newbery Honor novel Princess Academy as well as the New York Times best-selling series Ever After High.

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The King’s English
1511 South 1500 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84105
(801) 484-9100

MA – Squirrel Girl Co-Creator Signing

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Writer Will Murray, co-creator of Squirrel Girl, appears at New England Comics to sign the 25th anniversary issue on Saturday, January 28, 2017 from noon till 2:00 PM.

New England Comics
Downtown Quincy Center
1511 Hancock St, Quincy, MA 02169
617-770-1848

OR – Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World Signing

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Shannon Hale and Dean Hale appear at Barnes & Noble on Thursday February 9, 2017 at 7:00 PM to sign The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World.

Shannon Hale and Dean Hale are the award-winning husband-and-wife team behind the Princess in Black series, illustrated by LeUyen Pham. Shannon Hale is also the author of the Newbery Honor novel Princess Academy as well as the New York Times best-selling series Ever After High.

Barnes & Noble – Clackamas Town Ctr Mall
12000 SE 82nd Avenue Portland, OR 97086
503-786-3464

WA – Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World Signing

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Shannon Hale and Dean Hale appear at Barnes & Noble on Friday February 10, 2017 at 7:00 PM to sign The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World.

Shannon Hale and Dean Hale are the award-winning husband-and-wife team behind the Princess in Black series, illustrated by LeUyen Pham. Shannon Hale is also the author of the Newbery Honor novel Princess Academy as well as the New York Times best-selling series Ever After High.

Barnes & Noble –Northgate Mall
401 NE Northgate Way #1100, Seattle, WA 98125
206-417-2967

CA – Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World Signing

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Shannon Hale and Dean Hale appear at Barnes & Noble on Wednesday February 8, 2017 at 7:00 PM to sign The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World.

Shannon Hale and Dean Hale are the award-winning husband-and-wife team behind the Princess in Black series, illustrated by LeUyen Pham. Shannon Hale is also the author of the Newbery Honor novel Princess Academy as well as the New York Times best-selling series Ever After High.

Barnes & Noble – Mira Mesa MarketCenter
10775 Westview Parkway San Diego, CA 92126
858-684-3166

ON – Dinosaur Comics Holiday Party 2016

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Press Release:

The Beguiling is proud to once again welcome one and all to our annual Dinosaur Comics Holiday Party! Things might be tough right now, but that makes getting together with friends, comics, and some secret Santa-ing. This year Ryan North, creator of Dinosaur Comics and writer of The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl will be joined by Chip Zdarsky, writer of the to-be-released-that-day Star Lord from Marvel Comics. We’re also lining up a few other very special guests, but we wanted to let you know to Save The Date first and we’ll update this post with info as it comes in!

If you’ve never been before, Ryan, Chip, and pals will be getting together and signing/mingling with folks, we’ll ask them some fun questions in front of an audience, and there’ll be books there for you to buy and get signed too (courtesy of The Beguiling). Plus, returning for another year is the popular SECRET SANTA trade at the event! Read on for details!

All of this is happening Thursday, December 17th, at Pauper’s Pub (539 Bloor St. W., near Bathurst TTC), on the second floor. We hope we’ll see you there!

We’re holding a SECRET SANTA at this event! Everyone is welcome to participate, but no one has to if they don’t want to because choice is important!

If you would like to participate:
– Please bring a wrapped gift with a monetary value of about $5-$10. Don’t go nuts, but find something cool.
– Go to the book sales table and trade your gift for a numbered ticket.
– At 8:30pm, we’ll call out the numbers, and when your number is called you’ll have your choice of the available gifts!
– Please mark on the outside of the gift if your item contains food and especially if it contains common allergens including peanuts, gluten, etc., so that people with allergies will be able to make an informed Secret Santa Selection.

UK – Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Signing

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Artist Erica Henderson appears at Orbital Comics on Friday 11th of November. She’ll be signing from 5-7PM, followed by an after-hours Director’s Commentary on The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Beats Up The Marvel Universe. Both signing and commentary are open to all!

With uniquely comedic and heartfelt cartooning, Erica’s is a uniquely positive voice in comics today, and her phenomenal Squirrel Girl, alongside writer Ryan North, recently spawned a rare Marvel Original Graphic Novel.

Orbital Comics
8 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA, United Kingdom
020 7240 0591

CA – Black Widow: Red Vengeance Signing

000000000000000_black-widow-red-vengeance2Margaret Stohl appears alongside Ryan North, Marguerite Bennett, Judy Stephens, and Shannon Hale at Kepler’s Books on Friday, October 14th at 7:00 PM to sign Black Widow: Red Vengeance! Get free tickets at the link…

Press Release:

Calling all fans of Black Widow, Patsy Walker AKA Hellcat, Squirrel Girl, A-Force, The Watcher, cosplay and all things Marvel: some of the best creators in the Marvel Universe are coming to Kepler’s and were throwing a party to celebrate.

You know her name: Natasha Romanova. You know her codename: Black Widow. You’ve seen her fight alongside Daredevil and Spider-Man in the comics and on the big screen as Scarlett Johansson firing off widows stings and fighting alongside (and sometimes against) Hawkeye, Captain America and the Winter Soldier. Margaret Stohl, the #1 New York Times best-selling co-author of the Beautiful Creatures series, brings back Natasha for her second solo adventure in Black Widow: Red Vengeance, the action-packed sequel to the instant New York Times bestseller Black Widow: Forever Red. This time, Stohl takes readers inside the minds of Marvel’s most cunning and dangerous spies Black Widow and Ava Orlova, the equally deadly Red Widow delving deeper into their powers revealing more than ever before about the infamous assassin and her fledgling hero-in-training. (Don’t call her a sidekick; she hates that.)

Bonus! Margaret is bringing some friends:

-Shannon Hale is the New York Times bestselling author of the Newbery Honor winner Princess Academy, multiple award-winning Book of a Thousand Days, Dangerous, the Books of Bayern series, and the first four Ever After High books. Her novel for adults, Austenland, was made into a movie starring Keri Russell. Shannon and her husband Dean Hale have collaborated on several projects such as Eisner-nominee Rapunzel’s Revenge and The Princess in Black series. Their much anticipated The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Meets World will be published Feb 2017. They are awesome.

-Ryan North is the creator of Dinosaur Comics, the co-editor of the Machine of Death series, and the author of To Be or Not To Be, the choose-your-own-path version of Hamlet! He has written the Adventure Time comic and writes The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl for Marvel. Also: awesome.

-Marguerite Bennett is the author of Marvel’s A-Force – an all female Avengers team and writes for Angela: Queen of Hel (a character originally created by Neil Gaiman). She writes things and wins all the points. Again: awesome.

-Judy Stephens is a Marvel producer, blogger, photographer, and cosplay expert. She wears things and photographs things and generally dresses much better than anyone else. Awesome – right?

This will be a celebration of all things Marvel. So come in costume (there WILL be prizes).

Kepler’s Books and Magazines
1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025
(650) 324-4321

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