ON – Denny O’Neil Signing

Hero InitiativePress Release:

Legendary comic book creator and Hero Initiative spokesperson Denny O’Neil is coming to The Dragon on May 21st!

The purpose of this special event is to raise money for the Hero Initiative, which provides a financial safety net for yesterdays’ creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work.

Starting at 2:00 PM, Denny will participate in an in-store signing event, with special guest Ty Templeton. CGC signature series is an option for this event. Autograph fee of $20 for CGC purposes. $10 for all other signatures, and Ty will be sketching. We will have lots of stories that Denny worked on available, and anything bought from The Dragon that day we will provide 10% to Hero Initiative.

In the evening we really kick it up a notch! We will be hosting a party with Denny! Denny will be interviewed by Ty about his long history in comics, and afterwards we will have a meet & greet with the pros. Limited capacity for this event! Tickets will be available at The Dragon.

Seriously, you need to be here and help us raise money for a hugely important cause.

Denny O’Neil wrote or worked as editor on some of the most famous books in comic history!

Denny wrote the Green Lantern / Green Arrow ‘Hard Luck Heroes’ stories that pushed the boundaries of comics in the 70’s. He wrote some of the most famous Batman stories of the 70’s, including The Laughing Fish. He wrote Iron Man when Tony Stark gave up being Iron Man. He had Superman face the greatest of all time in ‘Superman vs Muhammad Ali’.

He created the characters Ra’s Al Ghul, Talia Al Ghul, Azrael, Green Lantern John Stewart, The Iron Monger (the villain in the first Iron Man movie), and put James “Rhodey” Rhodes in the Iron Man armour.

As editor of the Batman universe he oversaw some of the most famous or important Batman stories of all time, such as: ‘The Dark Knight Returns’, ‘Batman Year 1’, ‘Batman Year 2’, ‘KnightFall’, ‘No Man’s Land’, ‘The Killing Joke’, ’10 Nights of the Beast’, ‘Batman/Grendel’, and he even edited Daredevil issues 163-200, the Frank Miller run which is basically Season 1 & 2 of the Netflix show.

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The Dragon
Old Quebec Street Mall, 55 Wyndham St. N., Guelph, Ontario N1H7T8

ON – Howard the Duck Signing


Chip Zdarsky, acclaimed artist of “Sex Criminals” and writer of “Howard the Duck” and the new “Kaptara,” appears at The Dragon on Saturday June 6th at noon to sign comics!

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The Dragon
Old Quebec Street Mall, 55 Wyndham St. N., Guelph, Ontario N1H7T8

ON – Midas Flesh Signing

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Eisner Award-winning writer Ryan North appears at The Dragon on Wednesday, January 15th, from 2:00 till 6:00pm! He’s the creator of Dinosaur Comics, not to mention the writer of the insanely popular Adventure Time comic, and the fabulous new release, Midas Flesh. Come down to meet him and get your comics signed!

The Dragon
55 Wyndham St. North, Unit T-19B, Guelph, Ontario, N1H7T8

ON – The Dragon Mega-Signing

Francis Manapul, Becky Cloonan, Ross Campbell, Agnes Garbowska, Marcus To, and Marco Rudy sign at The Dragon on Sunday, March 4 from 1 – 5 pm.

The Dragon
Old Quebec St. Mall, 55 Wyndham St. N., Guelph, ON

Comic-Con Has Announced the Will Eisner Spirit Award Finalists for SDCC 2011

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Press Release:

Will Eisner Spirit Award Finalists Announced
Awards ceremony Friday night at Comic-Con(R)

Will Eisner AwardsSan Diego – Comic-Con International: San Diego (Comic-Con), the largest comic book convention of its kind in the world, announced the finalists for the Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award today. Each year the Spirit Award is presented as part of the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards.

This years finalists include: A Comic Shop, Alternate Reality, Bridge City, Challengers, Comics and Vegetables, The Comic Bug, The Dragon, and Green Brain Comics. These nominees come from all over the United States and are nominated by peers, retailers or fans.

Comic-Con’s director of marketing and public relations, David Glanzer, said the organization was pleased with the nominations and the judges will have a difficult decision to make.

“The Will Eisner Spirit Award is a very prestigious accolade presented to the best of the best in comics retailing,” said Glanzer.

The panel of judges includes Diamond UK’s Mike Holman, cartoonist Jeff Smith (BoneRASL), writer/editor Anina Bennett (Heartbreakers, Boilerplate), BOOM Studios’ Chip Moser, and last years Spirit Award winners, Vault of Midnight co-owners Curtis Sullivan and Steve Fodale. The 2011 winner(s) will join the panel for next year.

The nominees are selected using a variety of criteria including support for a wide variety of innovative material, knowledge of the comics field, community activity, quality of store image and adherence to standard ethical business practices.

The awards ceremony will be held Friday, July 22 at 8:30 p.m. in the Indigo Ballroom at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront. Attendance is free to Comic-Con badge holders and will be seated on a first come first serve basis.

Click here for more information about the Will Eisner Awards and the Spirit Award.

About Comic-Con International:
Comic-Con International: San Diego (Comic-Con), the largest comic book convention of its kind in the world, is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular art forms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture.  In addition to its San Diego convention each summer, Comic-Con organizes the San Francisco-based WonderCon each spring and the Alternative Press Expo each fall. On the web: Comic-Con.orgFacebook.com/comicconTwitter.com/comic_con