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.
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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Creators Jim Shooter and J.C. Vaughn will be at Best Comics Wednesday, February 22nd, from 1:00 to 4:00 PM to sign their latest book Bedtime Stories for Impressionable Children! Come in and get your copy signed and pick up the BEST COMICS exclusive cover! Representatives from CBCS will be on hand to authenticate signatures and accept books for submission!
Jim Shooter is a legendary creator who has been working in the comics field since he was 13 years old! His earliest professional works include Legion of Super-Heroes and Superboy for DC Comics! In the mid seventies Shooter began working for Marvel Comics and eventually became Marvel’s editor-in-chief, overseeing successful runs on Uncanny X-Men by Chris Claremont and John Byrne, Daredevil by Frank Miller, Thor by Walter Simonson and Amazing Spider-Man by Roger Stern! Later Shooter would go on to found Valiant Comics, Defiant and Broadway Comics where he was the principal creator of those companies’ characters and universes. He is currently the EIC of Illustrated Media.
J.C. Vaughn is the VP of publishing for Gemstone Publishing and is the creator of a plethora of excellent comics including Zombie-Proof, Vampire, PA, McCandless & Company, Twenty First Century Romances, Dead Inspector, Desperate Fences, the Bill Collector and the comic strip Antiques with many more to come!
1300 Jericho Tpke, New Hyde Park, NY 11040
Comic artist Jon Mills appears at That’s Entertainment on Saturday November 28, 2015 from noon till 4:00 PM drawing one free sketch per a customer! He has worked for DC and Marvel comics on titles such as Superboy and Gen 13.
Also we will be having a free board game demo! Local game herald Joel Pettit will be here to demo New Dawn, the exciting new game from Stronghold games!
We will also have limited edition comics that will be available for purchase a short time Saturday only!
56 John Fitch Hwy, Fitchburg, MA 01420
Bedrock City Comics is excited to welcome Power Cubed writer, author, and cover artist Aaron Lopresti to our Westheimer location on Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 1:00 – 6:00 PM.
Lopresti has worked on a wide variety of characters including: Spider-Man, X-Men, The Hulk, The Avengers, Batman, Plastic Man, Green Lantern, Superboy, Xena, Star Trek, Gen 13, Mystic, and the self published Atomic Toybox (just to name a few).
Aaron will provide quick head shots for $10.00 and will have prints and sketchbooks to sell too.
Read on to get the details on Aaron Lopresti’s remarkable Power Cubed first issue:
POWER CUBED #1 (OF 4)
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W/A/CA) Aaron Lopresti
What if you had a piece of technology that created anything you could possibly want, and all you had to do was imagine it? What would you wish for? For Kenny Logan, his first wish is to survive his eighteenth birthday! His unique matter-reinterpreting device has attracted the attention of a bumbling Nazi scientist with plans for world domination and an elite government agent who is hell bent on acquiring the device to stop an alien invasion at any cost. Aaron Lopresti delivers a comical coming-of-age tale in a fantastic sci-fi universe!
Aaron is also currently writing and drawing the up coming Metamorpho series for DC and is probably best known for his work on Wonder Woman, Justice League International, Ms. Marvel, Planet Hulk and most recently DC’s Convergence.
Bedrock City Comic Co.
6516 Westheimer, Suite D, Houston, TX 77057
Writer Fabian Nicieza, co-creator of Deadpool, appears at Steve’s Comic Relief’s Grand Re-Opening on Saturday July 11, 2015 from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm alongside local artist Jack Lopez, Tom Romano, Laith Alabbad, Micky Fiedler, David G. Hardy, Bob Hazel, Alexis Rivera, Amber Morgan of Beads of Rohan, Craig Blake, Chris Alvarez, Kelly Gaspar, and Beth Brubaker will be painting faces!
Steve’s Comic Relief
930 Woodbourne Rd, Levittown, PA 19056
Joe St. Pierre, veteran comic artist and writer, appears at That’s Entertainment from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m on Saturday, June 13th to celebrate the release of issue #3 of his comic book, The New Zodiax.
Mr. St. Pierre will be signing copies of the new book and offering free sketches upon request. He will discuss his current work as well as his long experience in the comic industry. He will have copies of his comic book and prints of his artwork available for purchase. This event will be free of charge and open to the public. All ages are welcome to attend.
Joe St. Pierre has worked in the comic and design industry for over twenty years, for major publishers such as Valiant, Image, Marvel, and DC Comics. He has contributed his creative talent to well-known titles such as Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, Venom, Aquaman, Green Lantern and Superboy, as well as his own 1993 series, Secret Weapons. St. Pierre currently resides in Salem, MA, having moved there from New York three and a half years ago.
56 John Fitch Hwy, Fitchburg, MA 01420
Midtown Comics welcomes comic book artists CAFU and Andres Guinaldo to our Downtown location on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 7:00 PM!
CAFU is best known for his work on Valiant’s Unity and X-O Manowar, as well as World’s Finest, Green Lantern Corps, and more! He also did part one (of four) covers for our shared exclusive variant of Bloodshot Reborn #1! Find it here…
Andres Guinaldo is best known for his work on Justice League Dark, Superboy, Vibe, JLA, and more!
Both artists will have original art for sale at the event. They will also offer quick free sketches (1 per person) while time permits! Hope you can make it!
Midtown Comics Downtown
64 Fulton Street, New York, New York 10038
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Artist Marcus To appears at Strange Adventures on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 from 5:00 till 7:00 pm to do free sketches and sign comics and prints!
5110 Prince Street, Halifax, NS B3J 1L3
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Join The Comic Bug on Saturday, December 6th from 7:00 – 10:00 pm for a fun, dramatic evening at the Manhattan Beach location for a table read of Frank Darabont’s unfilmed classic INDIANA JONES and the CITY OF THE GODS!
When the script leaked a year or so after INDIANA JONES and the CRYSTAL SKULL was released, hard-core Indy fans were in an uproar that this, in many ways, superior, script wasn’t the one chosen by the powers that be when it came time to roll cameras on the new Indy film.
Witness as some of comic-dom’s greatest talents sit down to chew up the scenery on what might be the most unique event The Comic Bug has ever offered!
and introducing F.C. Brandt as INDIANA JONES!
The man in the hat is back!
The Comic Bug
1807 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
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Writer/artist Francis Manapul (The Flash, Legion of Super-Heroes) appears at The Silver Snail on Wednesday April 2nd from noon till 2:00 pm to sign DETECTIVE COMICS #30!
The Silver Snail
329 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M5B 1R7