Celebrate 80 Years of Superman at Awesome Con 2018

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Top illustrators, writers, and celebrities in the comics world will unite at Mid-Atlantic pop culture convention Awesome Con presented by LeftField Media, taking over Washington, D.C.’s Walter E. Washington Convention Center from March 30-April 1, 2018. Comics powerhouse DC Entertainment and other renowned publishers will present special programming like industry insider and celebrity-driven panels, share exclusive announcements, debut designs, and more at the show. Awesome Con is proud to mark its sixth year by working with comic book artist Patrick Zircher on the official show poster and original art in the con’s program guide, distributed to all show attendees.

Show attendees can look forward to programming celebrating eight decades of Superman, marking the icon’s 80th anniversary since debuting in April 1938 from DC. Fans will be able to attend events and interact with special guests Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum, who played Clark Kent and Lex Luthor in beloved television series “Smallville,” during the weekend. Kids attending Awesome Con will also receive special keepsake badges featuring official Superman artwork from acclaimed artist and DC Publisher Jim Lee specially commemorating the weekend. Creators from renowned publishers like DC will meet-and-greet with fans throughout the weekend at booths on the Awesome Con show floor, making it easier than ever to meet the makers behind some of the most beloved characters in pop culture.

Comic fans will love events like Past, Present & Future: The 80th Anniversary of Superman, a panel bringing together DC artist Greg Capullo and writer Scott Snyder and comic book artist and writer Dan Jurgens, alongside Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum to retrace the iconic character’s history and discuss what’s next for the Man of Steel.

The creative minds behind Batman comic miniseries “Dark Nights: Metal” come together at Awesome Con for a Batman Metal Q&A and Meet & Greet on Saturday, March 31. Artist Greg Capullo, writer Scott Snyder, and inker Jonathan Glapion host a private one-hour Q&A with attendees, who will each receive a color Greg Capullo Batman print, a black-and-white Greg Capullo Batman print, and an inked Batman variant comic book cover by Jonathan Glapion. The iconic trio of guests will sign the prints and comic cover along with up to five items per attendee. Tickets are available for $100 at www.awesomecon.com/tickets; attendees must also have a Saturday day pass or Awesome Con Weekend pass.


  • Scott Snyder (Superman Unchained, Batman, American Vampire, Swamp Thing, Voodoo Heart)
  • Greg Capullo (Dark Nights: Metal, Batman, Reborn, X-Force, Quasar, The Creech)
  • Sean Gordon Murphy (Batman: White Knight, Punk Rock Jesus, The Wake, Tokyo GhostHellblazer: City of Demons, Shaun of the Dead, Teen Titans)
  • Tom King (Mister Miracle, Batman, The Sheriff of Babylon, The Vision, A Once Crowded Sky)
  • Clay Mann (Batman, Batman Eternal, Gambit, X-Men)
  • James Tynion IV (Detective ComicsBatman, Teenage Mutant Turtles, The Backstagers, Red Hood and the Outlaws, Constantine: The Hellblazer)
  • Josh Williamson (The Flash, Birthright)
  • Frank Tieri (Harley Quinn, Catwoman, Wolverine, Ultimate Spider-Man, Marvel vs Capcom 3, Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3)
  • Sam Humphries (Nightwing)
  • Matthew Rosenberg (4 Kids Walk Into a BarWe Can Never Go Home, The Archies)
  • Jonathan Glapion (Superman, Batman, Curse of the Spawn, Elektra: The Hand)


  • Stephen Amell (Arrow)
  • John Barrowman (Arrow)
  • Tom Welling (Smallville)
  • Michael Rosenbaum (Smallville)
  • Cress Williams (Black Lightning)
  • Will Friedle (Batman Beyond)
  • Phil LaMarr (Justice League Unlimited)

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Awesome Con runs from Friday, March 30 until Sunday, April 1 in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. More information about Awesome Con and tickets are available at www.awesomecon.com.

MS – Free Comic Book Day 2018 Signing

Ming Chen (AMC’s Comic Book Men, A Shared Universe Podcast), Mitch Byrd (Green Lantern, Shi, Predator, Generation X), Steven Butler (Spider-Man, Sonic, X-Men, Superman), Kevin Hayman (Everywhen Comics) and more sign at 3 Alarm Comics on Saturday May 5, 2018 for Free Comic Book Day!

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3 Alarm Comics
15210 Lemoyne Blvd, Biloxi, MS 39532

CA – Doomsday Clock #4 Signing

Geoff Johns, DC Comics’s Chief Creative Officer and writer of Green Lantern, The Flash, Justice League, Superman, and many more, appears at Earth-2 Comics on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 2:00 PM to sign DOOMSDAY CLOCK!

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Earth-2 Comics
15017 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
(818) 386-9590

NYC – Weapon H #1 Signing

Writer Greg Pak and artist Cory Smith join us from Midtown Comics Downtown on Friday, March 23rd at 6:00 PM to celebrate the launch of the brand new Marvel series Weapon H #1! This is an OPEN signing and we recommend showing up early, just to be safe. Purchase of Weapon H #1 is mandatory, you may get up to 3 items signed. See you there!

Weapon H #1:

The Weapon X Program has done it again! At the cost of their own destruction, they’ve completed their biggest and possibly most dangerous experiment yet… With the strength of the Hulk and the rage and claws of Wolverine comes WEAPON H! It’s been some time since Weapon H escaped and destroyed his creators. Now, our hero is on the run, as he tries to escape his mysterious past and seclude himself from the rest of society. But when a new kind of Wendigo threatens the lives of others, will Weapon H be able to shirk his responsibility? Does any of his humanity remain? Writer Greg Pak and artist Cory Smith tell the tale in Weapon H #1!

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Midtown Comics Downtown
64 Fulton Street, New York, New York 10038
(212) 302-8192

IL – Immortal Men #1 Signing

Jim Lee, comics superstar and DC Comics co-Publisher, makes a rare Chicago appearance at Graham Crackers Comics on Wednesday April 4, 2018!

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It’s true!  The busiest man in comics is taking some time out to meet his fans at Graham Crackers Comics of Chicago!  Jim Lee will be appearing for one evening only at our Chicago LOOP location (77 E. Madison) – in fact he will be visiting on NEW COMICS DAY (Wednesday April 4th 2018) from 6pm – 9pm to help promote DC COMICS NEW AGE OF HEROES line!

Wednesday April 11th is the day the IMMORTAL MEN #1 from the new age of heroes line premieres with artwork by Jim Lee (of course)!  We will have the book on hand so you can get yours signed!  Due to the overwhelming demand and how rare it is for Jim to be able to step away from his already hectic schedule helping run DC COMICS – we are selling tickets to make sure that the people that want to meet Jim get a chance to, here’s how it works:

To get a TICKET to meet JIM LEE you pre-purchase a pass at any of the 11 Graham Crackers Comics locations, or even off our website – HERE!

  • The tickets cost $10.98 and gets you
  • Immortal Men #1 ($2.99 cover price – due out 4/11/18) – signed by Jim Lee in front of you!
  • Action Comics #1000 ($7.99 cover price – due out 4/18/18) – featuring cover by Jim Lee and interior artwork by Jim Lee with Brian Michael Bendis 1st new DC Comics work!
  • Ticket guarantees you a spot at the signing, a chance to meet Jim, get your signed Immortal Men plus any other item you want to have signed by Mr. Lee (total of 2 signed items per person)

Tickets are NOT required for meeting Jim Lee or getting an autograph, but anyone that shows up for the signing with a ticket will be placed before people without tickets.  Due to the overwhelming demand to meet Mr. Lee the ticket purchasing is the only way we can keep count on how many people are coming and being able to make sure that the person that drove for 4 hours gets their autographed items and a chance to meet Jim.  The tickets retail price simply covers the cover price of the two new Jim Lee DC comics.

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Graham Crackers Comics – CHICAGO LOOP
77 E. Madison Street, Chicago, IL 60602

DC Pop-Up Shop Signings at SXSW 2018

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DC Comics is bringing some of its top comic book talent to Austin, Texas for fan signings at the SXSWXDC Pop-Up Shop & Super Hero Experience (717 Red River Street, Austin, TX 7870). SXSW attendees have a chance to meet legendary comic book writers and artists Jim Lee, Frank Miller, Dan Jurgens, and Brian Michael Bendis during autograph sessions on March 10 and 11. By popular demand from the fans, a third signing has been added for Lee on March 10 at 1.00pm.

Fans may bring up to two items to be signed at each of the sessions. Tickets are limited and all best efforts will be made for fans to get a signature, but they cannot be guaranteed.

Fans can pre-register on Eventbrite at the following links or stop by the SXSWXDC Pop-Up Shop & Super Hero Experience for any available stand-by tickets.

Jim Lee (Saturday, March 10 at 1 p.m.)

Jim Lee & Frank Miller (Saturday, March 10 at 3:30 p.m.)

Brian Michael Bendis (Saturday, March 10 at 6 p.m.)

Dan Jurgens (Sunday, March 11 at 12:15 p.m.)

Jim Lee (Sunday, March 11 at 1:30 p.m.)

Brian Michael Bendis (Sunday, March 11 at 2:45 p.m.)

Dan Jurgens (Sunday, March 11 at 4 p.m.)

NC Comicon: Oak City 2018 is Less Than One Month Away

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NC COMICON OAK CITY is less than a month away at the Raleigh Convention Center on March 17th and 18th! Get Comic Con tickets at Ultimate Comics now or at nccomicon.com/oak-city/tickets

Need a little incentive to buy those Oak City tickets? How about a guest list that includes:

  • Art Baltazar
  • Ben Bishop
  • Cap Blackard
  • Erik Burnham
  • Greg Burnham
  • Richard Case
  • Jen Cohn
  • Jackie Craft
  • Shane Davis
  • James “Buster” Douglas
  • Kevin Eastman
  • Tommy Lee Edwards
  • Tom Fleming
  • Franco
  • Chris Giarrusso
  • Brandon Graham
  • Brenda Hickey
  • Tini Howard
  • Adam Hughes
  • Orlando Jones
  • RJ Marchese
  • Bill McKay
  • Scott Reintgen
  • Rico Renzi
  • Geoff Shaw
  • Louise Simonson
  • Walter Simonson
  • Chris Sims
  • Brian Smith
  • Allison Sohn
  • Ben Templesmith
  • Tom Waltz
  • Jeremy Whitley
  • Marcus Williams
  • Matt D. Wilson

Not enough for you? Good! We have a bunch more amazing guests lined up! We have writers, artists, handcrafters, publishers, and even clubs/organizations – in addition to an amazing array of vendors!

With a Focus on Comic Books, NC Comicon: Oak City keeps ticket prices as affordable as possible so everyone can attend. We are also a bit different as we are locally owned and operated by a comic book retailer, a comic book artist, a comic book writer ,and a comic book fan! This gives us a very unique perspective on how to run a comic book convention.

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Cincinnati Comic Expo 2018 Announces 1st Guests

Cincinnati Comic Expo has announced their first guests for this year’s show, to be held on September 14-16, 2018! Tickets are on sale now.

The Kingslayer is Coming to the Queen City

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, best known for his role as Jaime Lannister on HBO’s Game of Thrones, will be making a rare U.S. convention appearance and attending all three days of the 2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo! Nikolaj’s many film credits in numerous genre include Gods of Egypt, The Other Woman, Oblivion, Mama, and Black Hawk Down.

Get your admission passes to meet Nikolaj, who will be on hand for autographs and photo-ops will the fans throughout the weekend.

Cobie Smulders Makes Her First Trip to Cincinnati

Fans can now tell their family and friends “How I Met Cobie Smulders” when they see her at the upcoming Cincinnati Comic Expo! Following her big break of nine seasons on How I Met Your Mother, Cobie is currently cast as Agent Maria Hill in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Between portraying Agent Hill in The Avengers, Captain America: Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Cobie has appeared in other projects, such as The Lego Movie, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, and Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. Meet Cobie on Saturday and Sunday to get an autograph and photo-op at the Expo this September.

Guest Thomas Grummett Kickoffs the Artist Lineup

Comic artist Tom Grummett will be attending the 2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo. Grummett’s work with both DC and Marvel is recognized in The New Titans, The Adventures of Superman, Superboy, The Power Company, Robin, and Thunderbolts. Following those projects, Grummett was an artist working with writer Chris Claremont on 2009’s and 2010’s X-Men Forever comic series.

Cincinnati Comic Expo Welcomes Guest Artist Rick Leonardi

The lineup of comic guests at the Expo continues to grow with the addition of Rick Leonardi. Rick has a long career with Dark Horse, DC, and Marvel working on numerous titles including Cloak and Dagger, The Uncanny X-Men, The New Mutants, Nightwing, Batgirl, Superman, and others. In addition, Rick is known for his work on Star Wars: General Grievous and Superman Returns Prequel, which tied in with the featured films.

Follow us on social media so you can be one of the first to hear the fresh line up of close to 20 NEW comic artists to Cincinnati Comic Expo and other guest film and TV stars that will join us in 2018.

For further information please go to the website: cincinnaticomicexpo.com

NYC – Jessica Jones Season 2 Panel

Krysten Ritter, Rachael Taylor, Carrie-Anne Moss, ​Janet McTeer, Eka Darville, J.R. Ramirez, Melissa Rosenberg (Showrunner & Executive Producer), Allie Goss (Vice President, Original Series, Netflix), and Jeph Loeb (Executive Producer; Head of Marvel Television) appear at the Paley Center on Thursday, March 8, 2018 7:00 PM to discuss the second season of Marvel’s Jessica Jones.

The Netflix Original Series Marvel’s Jessica Jones’s highly anticipated sophomore season arrives on March 8, but why sit home and watch it alone when you can view the first episode on the Paley Center’s giant screen in the company of fellow fans, followed by a conversation with the cast and creative team? Join us for the second-season launch of a show critics have praised as stylish, sublimely neo-noirish, and an evolutionary leap forward in the live-action superhero television genre.

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Paley Center for Media
25 West 52 Street, New York, NY 10019

Return of the Baltimore Comic-Con Spring Fling

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The Baltimore Comic-Con returns to the Inner Harbor’s Baltimore Convention Center this September 28-30, but so does our special “thank you” event to our fans: Baltimore Comic-Con Spring Fling returns for its 2nd annual event Sunday April 29, 2018 from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM at the BWI Airport Marriott!

Baltimore Comic-Con Spring Fling is a good old-fashioned comic book show with rows and rows of comic book dealers from 6-8 states around the country, with comics and collectibles from the ancient to the very modern…and we’re bringing in a few guests as well!

Ringo Award winner and Harvey and Eisner award nominee Frank Cho launched his career as a comic strip artist at the University of Maryland-College Park student newspaper, penning University2, which was the predecessor of his creator-owned syndicated strip and comic series, Liberty Meadows. His body of work also includes Marvel Comics’ New Avengers, Mighty Avengers, Shanna the She-Devil, New Ultimates, and X-Men: Schism, as well as Jungle Girl for Dynamite Entertainment. His recent work can be seen in BOOM! Studios’ Skybourne, and on covers from DC Comics’ Harley Quinn and Wonder Woman.

Long-time friend of the show, Ringo, Harvey, and Eisner Award nominee, and guest since our inception in 2000 (!), artist and writer Steve Conley has contributed to numerous comic titles, both printed and online. His Astounding Space Thrills was self-published, published by Image Comics, and collected as a trade paperback by IDW. He has been featured in titles such as JLA-Z from DC Comics, Star Trek: Year Four from IDW, and Michael Chabon’s Amazing Adventures of the Escapist from Dark Horse Comics. His creator-owned Bloop, is available through his online store in print or soft copy editions, and you can read his webcomic, The Middle Age, on his website.

John Gallagher is the award-winning artist and writer of graphic novels Buzzboy and Roboy Red (with Rich Faber). John teamed with sons Jack and Will to create a kids book, E.P.I.C. Bros., about two kids whose superhero dad is always out saving the world, and they pass the time using his gizmos for lovable mayhem. Jack and Will follow in the footsteps of big sister Katie, who teamed with her dad to create Zoey and Ketchup. John’s Buzzboy is back from American Mythology Productions in Buzzboy Go Digital Monster Mayhem, where he has also contributed to the recently relaunched Casper the Friendly Ghost and The Inspector. When not creating comics, John is executive director of Kids Love Comics (kidslovecomics.net) and works as art director for Ranger Rick magazine.

Mark Morales has established himself as one of the industry’s go-to inkers for major titles and events for the big publishers. He has inked a vast number of titles at Marvel Comics including, among many others, A+X, Amazing Spider-Man, Avengers vs. X-Men, New Avengers, Secret Invasion, Sentry, Siege, Thor, Uncanny X-Men, Wolverine, X-Force, and X-Men. He has also done work for DC Comics on titles like Action Comics, Batman/Superman, JLA, New Suicide Squad, Prez, and Superman: The Man of Steel. He was also awarded the Harvey Award for Best Inker in 2009 and 2011.

Brandon Peterson has been a professional illustrator for over 20 years, working primarily as a penciller and inker, but often as a colorist, writer, editor, and art director. He has done a great deal of work at Marvel Comics, as the artist on books like AvX, Avengers, The Ultimates, Ultimate Vision, Ultimate Extinction, Ultimate X-Men, Astonishing X-Men, X-Men, and Uncanny X-Men. Brandon was also VP of Special Projects and Art Director of the now-defunct CrossGen Comics, where he created titles like Mystic and Chimera. He is also a veteran of Top Cow Productions, having worked on Codename: Strykeforce, Cyberforce, Ripclaw, Medieval Spawn/Witchblade, and his own book, Arcanum. His work is recently featured on IDW’s Revolution Heroes and DC Comics’ Trinity.

Additionally, the Hero Initiative will be in the room with us this year — stay tuned!

The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 19th year of bringing the comic book industry to the mid-Atlantic area. For more information, please visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com.

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