FL – The Empty Man Signing

vdrArtist Vanesa Del Rey appears at Tate’s Comics on Saturday, June 14, 2014 from 2pm-4pm to celebrate the release of Boom Studio’s new mini-series “The Empty Man” with an in-store signing!

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Cullen Bunn (THE SIXTH GUN, VENOM) and Vanesa R. Del Rey (HIT) are two of the most exciting talents in the industry, and perfectly in sync on this haunting new crime procedural.

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: It’s been one year since the first reported case of the Empty Man disease, and no drug has been able to slow its progress. The cause is unknown, and the symptoms include fits of rage, hideous hallucinations, suicidal dementia, followed by death, or a near lifeless, “empty” state of catatonia. As murder cults rise nationwide, the FBI and CDC enter a joint investigation of the Empty Man, hoping to piece together clues to stop the cult and uncover a cure.”

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Tate’s Comics
4566 N. University Drive, Lauderhill, FL 33351
954-748-0181

FL – Battling Boy Signing

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Comic creator Paul Pope appears at Tate’s Comics on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 from 5:00 until 7:00pm!

Press Release:

Meet Artist & Writer Paul Pope!

Paul Pope is an Eisner award winning artist and writer of THB, Heavy Liquid, 100%, Batman Year 100, and the brand new graphic novel Battling Boy, among other things.

The purchase of each Paul Pope comic or trade, during the event on 11/19/13, guarantees you a maximum of three signatures from him on the items of your choosing.

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Tate’s Comics
4566 N. University Drive, Lauderhill, FL 33351
954-748-0181

FL – Elephantmen Signing

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Richard Starkings, acclaimed comic strip letterer and writer/creator of Elephantmen (published by Image Comics), signs at Tate’s Comics on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 from 5:00pm until 7:00pm. The purchase of any Elephantmen comic or trade, during the event on 8/7/13, guarantees you unlimited signatures by Richard Starkings on the items of your choosing.

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Tate’s Comics
4566 N. University Drive, Lauderhill, FL 33351

FL – Peter Panzerfaust Signing

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Writer Kurtis J. Wiebe and artist Tyler Jenkins sign at Tate’s Comics on Saturday, June 15, 2013 from 1:00 until 4:00pm!

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Peter Panzerfaust, published by Image Comics, is a high energy action story that blends Red Dawn with Peter Pan. The city of Calais is the first city in France to fall to the Germans in the spring of 1940. A mysterious American boy named Peter rallies a handful of plucky French orphans and they must work together to survive Europe’s darkest hour.

The purchase of any Peter Panzerfaust comic or trade, during the event on 6/15/13, guarantees you a maximum of 3 signatures each from Wiebe & Jenkins.

Tate’s Comics
4566 N. University Drive, Lauderhill, FL 33351

FL – Silk Spectre Signing

Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti sign at Tate’s Comics  on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 from 4:00pm until 7:00pm!

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Tate’s Comics
4566 N. University Drive, Lauderhill, FL 33351

FL – JLA 100 Project Auction

George Pérez, Paul Levitz, and Alex Saviuk sign at Tate’s Comics on January 21, 2012 from 5-8pm with a Hero Initiative auction following.

Press Release:

The social event of the season will take place January 21, 2012 at Tate’s Comics in Lauderhill, FL, in the Miami-Ft. Lauderdale area. Tate’s famous Bear and Bird Gallery will display 297 vintage DC Comics cover proofs from 1964-1974 that once belonged to legendary DC Editor Julius Schwartz. To kick off the exhibition, Tate’s is hosting in-store signing with Paul Levitz, George Pérez, and Alex Saviuk on January 21 as well. In addition, the second leg of Hero Initiative’s “Justice League of America 100 Project” auction will take place on the same evening. All proceeds from this big event benefit Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that helps comic creators in medical and financial need.

“Proof of Heroes” is a gallery exhibition running January 20th thru March 3rd which will feature nearly 300 comic book cover printer’s proofs, spanning a decade (1964-1974) of Julius Schwartz’ 42 year run as Editor at DC Comics. All the cover proofs in this collection will be available for sale at the price of $100 each, and include a Certificate of Authenticity.

When The Hero Initiative approached Tate’s Comics about the idea of showcasing this collection in their upstairs gallery space, Bear and Bird, they jumped at the chance.

“These unique and cool cover proofs are an important part of DC Comics history,” said store owner Tate Ottati. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to offer a great gallery event for our customers, and to also help out The Hero Initiative with their very worthwhile cause.”

The “Proof of Heroes” Gallery Show Reception will be held January 21 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., immediately after the signing from 5pm-8 p.m.

During the Proof of Heroes reception, the JLA 100 Project live auction will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. The Justice League of America 100 Project is an exhibition and auction of original covers created by 100 well-known modern comic book superstars, including Alan Davis, George Pérez, John Romita and Alex Ross. On January 20 and 21, fans will have the opportunity to view this travelling action at Tate’s.

“I’m thrilled to be part of such a great project, and also showcased among so many of the greatest artists in the world,” said Hero Initiative Chairman George Pérez. “And of course, it’s wonderful that sales of the covers will go toward helping many comic creators in need.”

This project represents Hero Initiative’s first major collaboration with DC Comics. In addition to the on-site auction of one-third of the featured covers, both hardcover and softcover editions of The Justice League of America 100 Project, a book collecting all the covers, will be available for sale.

“We are honored to support such a worthwhile cause and encourage DC Comics fans to participate in these Hero Initiative auctions that offer one-of-a-kind Justice League #50 covers,” stated Dan DiDio, co-publisher of DC Entertainment.

If you cannot make this once-in-a-lifetime event and would like to bid on one of these magnificent covers, proxy bidding is available by contacting Joe Davidson at: yensid4disney@gmail.com. Deadline for proxy bids is January 10, 2012.

Tate’s Comics
4566 N. University Drive, Lauderhill, FL 33351

FL – Elephant Eater Signing

Ryan Claytor signs on Saturday, August 6, 2011 from 1-3pm!

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Press Release:

Ryan Claytor is most well-known for publishing his all-ages autobiographical comic book series entitled And Then One Day under the moniker Elephant Eater Comics. He recently announced the final line-up for his ambitious Southeastern United States Comic Book Tour, which will take him to 12 different retailers and universities in 12 separate states. Upon completion of this tour, Claytor will have signed his self-published series of comics in all 48 contiguous states.

Tate’s Comics
4566 N University Drive, Lauderhill, FL

FL – V for Vendetta Artist Signing

David Lloyd signs at Saturday, July 16, 2011 from 2-4pm!

Free Event! DAVID LLOYD is the illustrator and co-creator of V For Vendetta. He’s also worked on the Hellblazer and Aliens series, drawn for Global Frequency, War Stories, and created the acclaimed crime thriller, Kickback.
 
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Tate’s Comics
4566 N University Drive, Lauderhill, FL

FL – Dark Horse Day

Mike Mignola, Doug Wheatley, Randy Stradley, Scott Allie, and Kari Yadro sign on Saturday, August 13th from 1:00pm – 4:00pm.

Guest bios:
Mike Mignola- In 1994, Mike Mignola brought his unparalleled art and storytelling to Dark Horse Presents, with the launch of his character Hellboy. Since that time, he has collaborated with celebrated director Guillermo del Toro on two films based on the character, and has expanded beyond this flagship title into an entire line of books, including BPRD, Witchfinder, and many others, featuring prominent characters from the Hellboy universe, like Abe Sapien and Lobster Johnson. He has also cowritten two Baltimore miniseries with writer Christopher Golden, continuing the story from their novel Baltimore, or, The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire.

Randy Stradley- A longime veteran of the comics industry, Stradley cut his teeth writing issue #86 of the Marvel Star Wars series. Only fitting that 27 years later, he serves as the Dark Horse VP of Publishing, and helms the entire Dark Horse Star Wars comics program. He has penned numerous Star Wars comics over the years, such as Crimson Empire and Jedi Council: Acts of War. Additionally, he is credited (by everyone but himself) as the co-founder of Dark Horse Comics with Mike Richardson.

Scott Allie- He’s perhaps best known for editing such high-profile Dark Horse titles as Hellboy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and the Umbrella Academy. However, he has written numerous titles for the publisher over the years, including The Devil’s Footprints, Solomon Kane, and Star Wars: Empire. Most recently, he wrote BPRD: The Dead Remembered, Star Wars: Jedi- The Dark Side, and co-wrote the game-changing final arc of Buffy: Season 8 with Joss Whedon.

Kari Yadro- As the Events and Community Manager at Dark Horse Comics, Kari Yadro has helped to plan, oversee and execute Dark Horse’s trade show presence from Book Expo America to Comic Con International. She plans and oversees every author event in both the comic shops and bookstores, bringing her unmatched level of enthusiasm with her wherever she goes.

Doug Wheatley- Wheatley is without a doubt one of the greatest comics artist to ever carry the Star Wars banner. His catalog of work is widely celebrated, including the legendary Star Wars: Empire- Darklighter series, as well as the critically acclaimed one-shot, Star Wars: Purge. Currently, he works on the Star Wars: Dark Times series with writer, Mick Harrison.

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4566 N University Drive, Lauderhill, FL

FL – IDW Day

Eric Powell, Chris Ryall, Matt Frank, and Dirk Wood appear on Saturday, April 9, 2011 from 1-5pm!

Have your Portfolio Reviewed by Chris Ryall, Editor-in-Chief of IDW Publishing

Schmooze with Eric Powell, Eisner Award-Winning Artist and Writer

Get your awesome TATE’S Godzilla Variant Cover signed by artist Matt Frank!

Pick the brain of Dirk Wood, IDW’s Director of Marketing, on the direction of IDW titles future, present and past.

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About IDW Publishing: Founded in 1999 and recognized as the #4 comic book publisher in the U.S. They currently publish a wide range of comic books and graphic novels.

Chris Ryall: Chief Creative Officer and Editor-in-Chief of IDW Publishing. Chris is also an Eagle & Eisner Award-nominated editor and comic book writer, having written over three dozen comics.

Eric Powell: Writer and artist creator of critically acclaimed dark comedy series The Goon. He has also contributed work to comic titles Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Hellboy: Weird Tales, Star Wars Tales, The Incredible Hulk, Black Panther, The Avengers, MAD Magazine, Swamp Thing, the Avengers, She-Hulk, the Simpsons, Arkham Asylum: Living Hell, Action Comics, and Creepy.

Matt Frank: Comic artist best known for his rampages through the worlds of giant monsters. Contributing work to IDW’s Transformers series and Wrath of the Titans: Cyclops. Matt was most recently the lead artist for IDW’s Godzilla Store-Crushing Cover project, as well as subsequent incentive covers for Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters. Matt is also currently working on a web comic series titled Giant Monster Zak!

Dirk Wood: Director of Retailer Marketing at IDW, Dirk Wood has over 17 years of experience in the comic industry, including a long stint as Marketing Director for Dark Horse Comics, after starting his career in retail as Operations Manager for Things From Another World. Currently best known as the comic narrator of IDW’s section in Diamond Previews.

TATE’S Comics, Inc.
4566 N. University Drive, Lauderhill, FL 33351

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