June 30, 2016 by Colin Solan
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Kevin Smith (Clerks, Yoga Hosers) and Marc Bernardin (Static Shock, Genius) appear at The American Comedy Co. on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 8:00 PM for a live recording of FATMAN ON BATMAN to talk about all the news in movie make believe, terrific TV and anything that squeaks in Geek!
The American Comedy Co. San Diego
818 6th Ave, #B, San Diego, CA 92101
Kevin Smith (Clerks, Yoga Hosers) and Marc Bernardin (Static Shock, Genius) appear at The Fillmore Detroit on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 7:00 PM for a live recording of FATMAN ON BATMAN! Presented by the Freep Film Festival.
The Fillmore Detroit
2115 Woodward Ave, Detroit, Michigan 48201
Mark Millar will be signing copies of Chrononauts Volume 1 and Jupiter’s Circle Volume 1 – both available as exclusive Forbidden Planet variants – at the Liverpool store on Sunday 4th October at 2:00pm.
Chrononauts Vol. 1 Meet Corbin Quinn and Danny Reilly, time travelers whose plans go off-course, leading to wild adventures in the time-stream.
Jupiter’s Circle Vol. 1 In midcentury America, a team of young superheroes faces epic threats in public while battling personal demons behind closed doors.
Mark Millar is the award-winning writer/ creator of Wanted and Kick-Ass and worked as an executive producer on their subsequent movie adaptations. He is also the Creative Consultant for Twentieth Century Fox in Los Angeles, overseeing their upcoming Marvel movies. His ten years at Marvel produced Civil War, the biggest-selling series of the decade, and The Ultimates, credited by screen-writer Zak Penn as his inspiration for The Avengers movie. His Millarworld company has expanded in the last few years to include Kick-Ass 2, Hit-Girl, The Secret Service, Nemesis, War Heroes, American Jesus, Supercrooks and Superior. In 2012, he was awarded an honorary doctorate by Glasgow Caledonia University for his services to film and literature.
Forbidden Planet: Liverpool
92 Bold Street, Liverpool, L1 4HY
0151 707 1491
Comics legend Bryan Hitch (Age of Ultron, The Authority, The Ultimates) appears at Gosh! Comics on Saturday, June 20, 2015 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM to launch the new JUSTICE LEAGUE!
The relaunch of everyone’s favorite superhero team the Justice League is finally here! This first oversize issue serves as a perfect jump on point for new readers As you probably know Bryan Hitch has drawn the Justice League before back in 2000, but this time around Bryan will not only be drawing all the action but but will also be the writer for the series.
1 Berwick St, SoHo, London W1F0DR
Artist/co-creator Dustin Nguyen (Batman, Li’l Gotham) appears at Beach Ball Comics on Friday, March 6, 2015 from noon till 2:00 pm to sign the first issue of Descender!
Beach Ball Comics
3024 W Ball Rd Ste G, Anaheim, CA 92804
Comic writer extraordinaire Grant Morrison (JLA, Batman and Robin, New X-Men) appears at Meltdown Comics this Wednesday November 19, 2014 at 7:00 PM!
Grant Morrison is highly regarded as one of the most original and inventive writers to work in the comic book industry. He is recognised as being one of the best-selling writers in the medium in the last 20 years.
His revisionist Batman book ARKHAM ASYLUM (with artist Dave McKean) has sold over 600,000 copies worldwide and won numerous awards, making it the most successful original graphic novel to be published in America. In 2009, Eidos released the best-selling video game BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM inspired by the book.
Morrison is renowned for his ability to revive and re-imagine established characters, and has been orchestral behind runs of popular stories for the major companies including DC Comics characters; BATMAN, SUPERMAN, JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA, DOOM PATROL, ANIMAL MAN and for Marvel Comics the best-selling monthly, NEW X-MEN, MARVEL BOY and FANTASTIC FOUR.
In addition to his work with established brands he has created a number of revolutionary original series including We3, THE INVISIBLES, THE FILTH, FLEX MENTALLO, ZENITH, SEBASTIAN O, MARVEL BOY, and the cult classics KILL YOUR BOYFRIEND, THE MYSTERY PLAY, SEAGUY and JOE THE BARBARIAN.
His Graphic Novels and Comic Book collections have been translated into twenty languages and are sold worldwide to international acclaim.
In the last 5 years, his books have won multiple major industry awards, including The Eisner Award for best series three times for ALL STAR SUPERMAN and best limited series SEVEN SOLDIERS. Morrison has also won several Harvey Awards including Best Writer in 2009, a Scream Award, and attained Lifetime Achievement status at the British Eagle Awards. In 2011, he received five awards from Kapow! Stan Lee to Eagle’s including Best Writer at each, and Best Comic for Batman and Robin.
In 2008, Grant wrote the two top selling DC Comics titles FINAL CRISIS, and BATMAN. The controversial BATMAN R.I.P. storyline which has revolutionised the character was caught in a worldwide press storm with reports of Grant ‘killing Batman’ in every major newspaper and on TV. In 2013, he completed a seven year run on the BATMAN franchise having created the best-selling BATMAN & ROBIN. In 2009, he brought Bruce Wayne back into comic continuity in the series, BATMAN: THE RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE, and wrapped up the saga in BATMAN INCORPORATED: LEVIATHAN.
In September 2011 as part of the new 52 re-launch at DC Comics, Grant began writing Superman again in the best-selling ACTION COMICS franchise, as the cornerstone book of the line.
In 2014, work at DC Comics includes a revisionist take on Wonder Woman for the Earth One Graphic Novel, WONDER WOMAN: THE TRIAL OF DIANA PRINCE. The epic, long-awaited maxi series, MULTIVERSITY, is due for release in June 2014.
There are also a number of new creator works in production, from the psychedelic Hollywood noir of ANNIHILATOR at Legendary, to the ultimate horror of NAMELESS at Image, via the last chapter of the Seaguy trilogy, SEAGUY: ETERNAL at DC/Vertigo.
As part of his remit at DC Comics, Morrison has also acted as a Consultant, developing updated approaches on minor characters and recreating them as springboards for other writers. He has also had award winning and critical success using this revival method for his own maxi-series, SEVEN SOLDIERS in 2006. His take on Superman for ALL-STAR SUPERMAN cements his ability to breathe life into old franchises and his four year story run on Batman has woven a complex and intriguing best-selling tale the likes of which has not been seen in decades.
Never shy of courting controversy, many of Morrison’s titles other than BATMAN, have made headlines. ST.SWITHIN’S DAY – a story about a young man from the North attempting to assassinate Margaret Thatcher – had questions raised in the House of Commons, as did THE INVISIBLES, Morrison’s highly-influential six-year long series about a group of occult terrorists (which has been said to have partly inspired the film THE MATRIX). Seen as cutting-edge and subversive, THE INVISIBLES and other series, such as THE NEW ADVENTURES OF HITLER, BIG DAVE and DOOM PATROL, have been the subjects of both academic discussion and popular media interest.
In 1997, Grant was the first comic book writer to be included as one of Entertainment Weekly’s top 100 creative people in America.
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Rob Williams, Ben Oliver, and Simon Gurr appears for a signing of ORDINARY, the graphic novel, and AUTHORITY, HUMAN ON THE INSIDE at the Forbidden Planet Bristol Megastore on Saturday 1st November from 1 – 2pm.
For ORDINARY, Imagine a world where everyone has superpowers. That is, except you. You are the same old turgid, miserable, lonely loser, you’ve always been. What’s needed is a return to normality, to devolve back from Superhuman to just human – and there’s only one man for the job: down-at-heel, divorced New York plumber, Michael Fisher.
The AUTHORITY, Earth’s last of defence, have performed God-like acts in their defence of the planet, whether defeating ancient gods or fending off inter-dimensional invasion forces. But these brave acts haven’t always endeared them to many in power, particularly in the United States. The President, tired of being embarrassed by what he views as a bunch of costumed freaks, sets a plan in motion that could very well destroy the Authority from the inside — a plan so cunning and unexpected, it’ll shake the Authority to their very core.
Units 4&5 Clifton Heights Bristol BS8 1EJ
Telephone: 0117 929 7767
It’s the biggest TV show on Earth, where the chance to win fame, fortune and get laid are dangled in front of a generation of super-powered teens. All they have to do is Win. Who is the fastest, the strongest or the greatest? Who survives? Young Tommy Watt’s dreams of being the greatest hero of them all might just be shattered when the greatest show on the planet begins to reveal it’s dark heart.
Jonathan Ross is a lifelong comics fan who made his writing debut with the fantastic Turf. His recent work includes Revenge with Ian Churchill.
Bryan Hitch may well be the most prolific and accomplished comics artist working today. His credits include Ultimates, Fantastic Four, Stormwatch, and The Authority. He has also worked as a concept artist for the 2005 relaunch of Doctor Who.
Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
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Artist Gene Ha appears at the Oak Park Library to talk drawing, comics and making a living doing it on Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Learn how to draw anything and get answers to your questions about working for DC Comics, self-publishing and more. For kids in 4th grade and up.
Oak Park Library
834 Lake Street, Oak Park, IL 60301