Image Announces SDCC 2018 Panels and Signing Schedule

Press Release:

Image Comics is pleased to return to San Diego this year for San Diego Comic-Con on Wednesday, July 18th through Sunday, July 22nd. Please note: updates to the schedule may appear online during the show. Please refer to the www.imagecomics.com post for the most up-to-date information.

COLLECTED EDITION CONVENTION EXCLUSIVES (sold at IMAGE BOOTH – #2729):

  • ICE CREAM MAN, VOL. 1: RAINBOW SPRINKLES hardcover by W. Maxwell Prince & Martin Morazzo, cover by Morazzo, $35 +tax
  • VS, VOL. 1 hardcover by Iván Brandon & Esad Ribić, cover by Ribić, $35 +tax

LIMITED* SINGLE ISSUE CONVENTION EXCLUSIVES (sold at IMAGE BOOTH – #2729):

  • WALKING DEAD #181 by Robert Kirkman & Charlie Adlard, cover by Charlie Adlard & Dave McCaig, $10
  • REDNECK #13 by Donny Cates & Lisandro Estherren, cover by Geoff Shaw & Dee Cunniffe, $10

SINGLE ISSUE CONVENTION EXCLUSIVES (sold at TOP COW booth #2629):

  • INFINITE DARK/THE FREEZE FLIP BOOK by Ryan Cady & Andrea Mutti, covers by Phil Sevy (THE FREEZE) and Andrea Mutti (INFINITE DARK), FREE with a Top Cow booth purchase or by attending a Top Cow panel
  • APHRODITE V #1 by Bryan Hill & Jeff Spokes, cover by Natali Sanders (Limited to 1,000), $10.00

CONVENTION EXCLUSIVE MERCHANDISE (sold at IMAGE BOOTH – #2729):

  • DEADLY CLASS T-shirt, $24.99 +tax
  • DEADLY CLASS enamel lapel pin, $10 +tax

CONVENTION EXCLUSIVE MERCHANDISE (sold at TOP COW booth #2629):

  • WITCHBLADE enamel lapel pin, $10
  • SUNSTONE enamel lapel pins, $10

SIGNINGS AT THE IMAGE COMICS BOOTH (#2729)

**TICKETED denotes signings require wristbands. Wristbands will be given out at the booth as soon as the convention floor opens on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets will be available for attendee badge holders only. There will be a limit of 3 items per person for ticketed signings unless otherwise noted. No CGC, CBCS, or other witnessing/grading.

THURSDAY, JULY 19

10:00 – 10:45 AM

  • Rob Guillory (CHEW, FARMHAND)

11:00 – 11:45 AM

  • Doug TenNapel (GEAR)
  • Joshua Williamson (BIRTHRIGHT, NAILBITER) [Skybound]

12:00 – 12:45 PM

  • Doug Wagner (PLASTIC, THE HARD PLACE)
  • Sean Mackiewicz (GASOLINA) [Skybound]

1:00 – 1:45 PM

  • Cat Staggs (CROSSWIND)
  • Grace Ellis (MOONSTRUCK)
  • Melissa Hutchison & Dave Fennoy (Telltale voice actors for Clementine and Lee) [Skybound]

2:00 – 2:45 PM

  • Sina Grace (NOTHING LASTS FOREVER, SELF-OBSESSED)
  • Steve Orlando (CRUDE, UNDERTOW) [Skybound]

3:00 – 3:45 PM

  • Marco Finnegan (CROSSROAD BLUES)
  • Rival Games (THIEF OF THIEVES) [Skybound]

4:00 – 4:45 PM

  • WHERE WE LIVE multi-contributor signing featuring: Erika Schultz, Amy Chu, Aaron Campbell, Rafael Albuquerque, Matt Hawkins, Brian Haberlin, David Walker & many more.

FRIDAY, JULY 20

10:00 – 10:45 AM

  • Aaron Campbell, Pornsak Pichetshote (INFIDEL)
  • Jeff Lemire (DESCENDER, A.D.: AFTER DEATH, ROYAL CITY, GIDEON FALLS) **TICKETED**

11:00 – 11:45 AM

  • Kickliy (PERDY)
  • Sean Lewis (THE FEW, COYOTES)
  • Donny Cates (REDNECK, ATOMAHAWK, GOD COUNTRY, THE GHOST FLEET, BUZZKILL)  [Skybound]

12:00 – 12:45 PM

  • Tomm Coker (THE BLACK MONDAY MURDERS)
  • Justin Greenwood, Landry Walker (THE LAST SIEGE)

1:00 – 1:45 PM

  • Dean Haspiel (THE RED HOOK)
  • Jason Howard (CEMETERY BEACH) [Skybound]

2:00 – 2:45 PM

  • Rick Remender (DEADLY CLASS, LOW, BLACK SCIENCE, DEATH OR GLORY, FEAR AGENT, SEVEN TO ETERNITY, TOKYO GHOST) **TICKETED**
  • Dan Panosian (SLOTS) [Skybound]

3:00 – 3:45 PM

  • Mirka Andolfo (UNNATURAL)
  • John Layman (CHEW, LEVIATHAN)
  • Jeremy Haun (THE BEAUTY, THE REALM)

4:00 – 4:45 PM

  • Robert Kirkman (OBLIVION SONG, THE WALKING DEAD, OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA) [Skybound] **TICKETED and restricted to: 3-item limit**

SATURDAY, JULY 21

11:00 – 11:45 AM

  • Robert Kirkman (OBLIVION SONG, THE WALKING DEAD, OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA) [Skybound] **TICKETED and restricted to: 3-item limit**

12:00 – 12:45 PM

  • Doug Wagner (THE HARD PLACE, PLASTIC)

1:00 – 1:45 PM

  • Marjorie Liu (MONSTRESS) **TICKETED**
  • Daniel Warren Johnson (EXTREMITY) [Skybound]

2:15 – 3:30 PM

  • DEADLY CLASS SYFY TV signing featuring: Creator & Executive producer Rick Remender & members of the show’s cast **TICKETED and restricted to: 2-item limit, items must be DEADLY CLASS brand.*

SUNDAY, JULY 22

  • Donny Cates (REDNECK, ATOMAHAWK, GOD COUNTRY, THE GHOST FLEET, BUZZKILL)

PANELS HOSTED BY IMAGE COMICS:

Thursday, July 19 @ 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., Room 23ABC
#WeBelieve in Fantasy                        

Creators conjure magic on a monthly basis, stretching the boundaries of reality to explore resonant themes under a veneer of high fiction. This group of creators has taken a legacy of wands, wizards, and incantations and tailored it to a modern context, where shape-shifting teen baristas search for missing love and reckless rockers parlay with infernal forces. Let this panel of spellbinding talent, including Sam Humphries (BLACKBIRD),Grace Ellis (MOONSTRUCK), Jeremy Haun (THE REALM), Johnnie Christmas(FIREBUG), Megan Hutchison (ROCKSTARS), and other special guests enchant you as they explain the alchemy behind their latest comics.

Friday, July 20 @ 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Room 23ABC
#WeBelieve in Horror    

Image Comics has ushered in a new era of horror with cerebral writers and visceral artists elevating sequential-art dread to claustrophobic heights. From John Layman‘s kaiju free-for-all, LEVIATHAN, to Pornsak Pichetshote and Aaron Campbell’s reflective haunted house boiler, INFIDEL, comics are evolving terror to new personal, socially minded levels. Join a roster of the most sinister storytellers including Will Dennis (the editor of WYTCHES, GIDEON FALLS) and other special guests to discover how they’re altering an entire genre.

Saturday, July 21 @ 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Room 7AB
#WeBelieve in Suspense                        

Comic scribes wield character, dialogue, and panels with clockwork precision, leading readers through a gauntlet of plot beats designed to ratchet tension and escalate stakes. In concert with artists, these storytellers operate outside budget constraints to orchestrate explosive dramas without any limits save their own imaginations. Listen to a panel of thrill gurus including Donny Cates (REDNECK), Mirka Andolfo (UNNATURAL), Steve Orlando (CRUDE), Jacob Semahn (NO. 1 WITH A BULLET), Megan Hutchison (ROCKSTARS), and Dean Haspiel (THE RED HOOK) as they deconstruct their approach to weaving the tightest suspense in comics.

Sunday, July 22 @ 1:45 – 2:45 p.m., Room 5AB
#WeBelieve in Craft                         

Image hosts a stable of creators who have honed their skills through countless comics, publishers, and media. With their creator-owned projects, these writers and artists build on expansive careers to deliver the apex of comics craftsmanship. Join a murderer’s row of career myth-makers including Joe Casey (NEW LIEUTENANTS OF METAL, MCMLXXV), Daniel Warren Johnson (EXTREMITY), Justin Greenwood (THE LAST SIEGE), Kickliy (PERDY), and Shannon Wheeler (MEMOIRS OF A VERY STABLE GENIUS) as they chart the paths they traveled to arrive at their current projects.

IMAGE COMICS’ CREATORS IN ARTIST ALLEY:

  • Chris Burnham – HH-18
  • Juan Gedeon – AA-15
  • Sanford Greene – FF-21
  • Joe Harris – EE-20
  • Tom Neely – AA-05
  • Dustin Nguyen – CC-01
  • Jimmie Robinson – EE-22
  • Landry Q. Walker – EE-19

 

UT – The Hard Place Signing

Come celebrate the release of The Hard Place trade paperback with Doug Wagner at Black Cat Comics on Saturday June 23rd from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM! Get your hands on the coolest crime heist comics ever and get it signed by the author, too!

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Black Cat Comics
2261 S Highland Dr, Ste A, Salt Lake City, UT 84106
(801) 461-4228

NC – The Hard Place TP Launch Party

Writer Doug Wagner and artist Nic Rummel appear at Ssalefish Comics in Greensboro on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 4:00 PM to sign the first trade collection of THE HARD PLACE from Image Comics.

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Ssalefish Comics Greensboro
1622 Stanley Road, Greensboro, North Carolina 27407
(336) 897-3623

Heroes Con 2018 Adds Further Guests

HeroesCon has announced more new guests for their 2018 show including Roy Thomas, Matthew Clark, Clayton Crain, Ben Fisher, Jared K Fletcher, Chris Giarrusso, Greg Land, Chris Pitzer, Khary Randolph, Christopher Sebela, and more! HeroesCon 2018 takes place June 15-17, 2018 at the Charlotte Convention Center.

GUEST ADDITIONS:

LAUREN AFFE | Windhaven, Rebels: These Free Independent States, Ghostfleet, Buzzkill
MATTHEW CLARK | Legend of the Dark Knight, Ghost Rider, Wonder Woman
CLAYTON CRAIN | Punisher, Spider-Man, Carnage, X-Force
BEN FISHER Grumpy Cat, Smuggling Spirits, Hexen Hammers
JARED K FLETCHER | Paper Girls, Black Cloud, Southern Bastards
TOM FLEMING | KULL, Elektra, Vampirella, Heavy Metal, Magic The Gathering
CHRIS GIARRUSSO | Encounter, G-Man, Mini Marvels
SL GALLANT | GI Joe, Torchwood, Shrek, Monsters vs Aliens
GREG LAND | Uncanny X-Men, Weapons X, The Incredible Hulk
JAMES LYLE Grimm Fairy Tales, Game of Horror, Abraham’s Journey
CHRIS PITZER | Adhouse Books
KHARY RANDOLPH Black, Scarlet Spider, Mosaic, Tech Jacket, Deadpool
JONATHAN BRANDON SAWYER | GWAR: Orgasmageddon, Running Blood, WE(L)COME BACK
CHRISTOPHER SEBELA | Shanghai Red, Crowded, Heartthrob, High Crimes, Injustice, Suicide Squad
BRIAN “SMITTY” SMITH | Tree Mail, The Castoffs, The Stuff of Legend
ADAM BRYCE THOMAS | Sonic Universe
ROY THOMAS | SATURDAY ONLY Conan the Barbarian, The Mighty Thor, Uncanny X-Men
DOUG WAGNER | Plastic, The Hard Place, Legends of the Dark Knight, The Ride
MARCUS WILLIAMS | Tuskegee Heirs: Flames of Destiny
NOLAN WOODARD | Darth Maul, Thrawn, Totally Awesome Hulk, All-New Wolverine

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For the most up-to-date information, check our blog, or sign up for the weekly Heroes Hotline newsletter. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook!

TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

BUYING AN ADVANCE PASS MEANS YOU’LL GET ANY ADVANCE INCENTIVES WE OFFER, FREE!

ENTRY WILL BE $25: FRI $25: SAT $20: SUN / AT THE SHOW ITSELF, SO YOU SAVE AS MUCH AS $20 BY PURCHASING ADVANCE PASSES TODAY! TICKETS ARE NOT REFUNDABLE, UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES WE MAY CREDIT AN UNUSABLE TICKET TOWARD FUTURE TICKET PURCHASES.

HEROES CONVENTION was founded in 1982 by Shelton Drum, owner of Charlotte’s Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find comics shop. Since then the convention has become famous for its comics-first and family-friendly atmosphere, where fans can mingle directly with professionals and exhibitors. Boasting an incredible guest list built mainly on reputation and goodwill, HeroesCon is known nationwide as a “must” on the summer schedule, drawing fans, exhibitors, and creators from all over the world to the Charlotte Convention Center.

TN – The Hard Place/Plastic Signing

Writer Doug Wagner appears at Nirvana Comics on Thursday, November 2nd from 4:00 till 7:00 PM to sign his books Plastic and The Hard Place from Image Comics.

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Nirvana Comics
6709-B Kingston Pike (Around Back), Knoxville, TN 37919
(865) 200-5067

NC – Plastic/The Hard Place Signings

Writer Doug Wagner will be doing a signing tour of all three Ultimate Comics locations on Monday, October 29th to sign his books Plastic and The Hard Place from Image Comics.

Chapel Hill 11:o0 AM – 1:00 PM
Raleigh 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Cary 5:00 – 7:00 PM

Ultimate Comics
6320 Capital Blvd #109, Raleigh, NC 27616
(919) 377-8778

1301 Buck Jones Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606
(919) 377-8778

6120 Farrington Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
919-960-8107

NC – Plastic/The Hard Place Signing

Writer Doug Wagner appears at Ssalefish Comics on Sunday, October 29th from 2:00 till 4:00 PM to sign his books Plastic and The Hard Place from Image Comics.

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Ssalefish Comics
3242 Silas Creek Parkway STE 20, Winston Salem, NC 27103
(336) 760-9851

NC – Plastic/The Hard Place Signing

Writer Doug Wagner appears at Atomic Empire on Sunday, October 29th from 11:00 AM till 12:00 PM to sign his books Plastic and The Hard Place from Image Comics.

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Atomic Empire
3400 Westgate Dr, Ste 14B, Durham, NC 27707
(919) 490-7900

TN – Plastic/The Hard Place Signing

Writer Doug Wagner appears at Rick’s Comic City on Saturday, November 4th from 10:00 AM till 2:00 PM to sign his books Plastic and The Hard Place from Image Comics.

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Rick’s Comic City
2710 Old Lebanon Road, Nashville, TN 37214
615-883-7890

SC – The Hard Place #3 Signing

Nic Rummel, artist of the hit new Image Comics series The Hard Place, appears at Captain’s Comics and Toys on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM to sign the third issue and the Walking Dead homage variant cover.

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Captain’s Comics and Toys
1209 Sam Rittenberg Blvd, Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 766-6611

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