NV – John Romita Jr. Signing

Artist John Romita Jr. appears at Celestial Comics on Sunday, July 15, 2018 from 2:00 – 5:00 PM for a rare signing opportunity.

There will be a private lunch from 12-2pm at Viva Mercados (right next to Celestial Comics) on July 15th. The tickets are $75 each. These tickets include: Lunch, THREE signatures from John and a pre drawn quick sketch by John, as well as a fast pass to get you to the front of the line for the signing that starts at 2pm!!! AGAIN, only 10 tickets available so don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity! TICKETS are available until sold out, or at noon on July 14th.

After the signing, we will have an hour and a half Happy Hour for you to join others with John that will include: one drink, provided appetizers, a fast pass for the original signing, and a John Romita Jr print! TICKETS are available until sold out, or at noon on July 14th

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Celestial Comics
9440 W Sahara Ave, Ste 170, Las Vegas, NV 89117
(702) 222-9883

NYC – The Art of the Avengers & Other Marvel Heroes Exhibition

Legendary Thor artist and writer Walt Simonson will be on hand at the Society of Illustrators for the exhibition opening on Thursday, July 12th at 7:30 PM!

Press Release:

The Museum of Illustration at the Society of Illustrators is pleased to present an exhibition of Marvel Comics original artwork by Jack Kirby, Walt Simonson, Jim Steranko, John Buscema, John Romita, Steve Ditko, Dick Ayers, Neal Adams, and other comic book artists, on display from July 5th through October 20, 2018.

This exhibition of work from the Marvel Universe will feature original art showcasing characters seen in Marvel’s latest blockbuster hit, Avengers: Infinity War.

The exhibition includes vintage, original comic artwork from all years of Marvel Comics history. The selections illustrate how Marvel’s innovative creative teams initially led by legendary creators Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, kept the Marvel Universe evolving with the times. From the early 1960s where the character’s distinct personalities were formulated, to the 1970s and 1980s with Marvel hitting its creative stride, to the modern era, where super heroes have gained mainstream recognition.

Significant pieces of artwork will be exhibited publicly for the first time, including original comic book pages featuring core members of Marvel’s Avengers team. Also featured is a stunning selection of the art of Spider-Man (who tried to join the Avengers several times), The Hulk, The Black Panther, Thor, Captain America, and Iron Man.

The exhibition will be assembled from the collection of Marvel art collector Mike Burkey, and other notable collectors, and is organized and curated by comic art collector and historian Rob Pistella (curator of the blockbuster The Art of Spider-Man exhibition held at the Society in 2017).

At over 200 pieces of original art, this exhibition will be the largest selection of vintage and modern original Marvel art that has ever been displayed in the world.

An opening reception to the public will be held on Thursday July 12th at 7:30 PM.

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Society of Illustrators
128 East 63rd Street, New York, NY 10065
212-838-2560

UK – Star Wars #50 Signing

Writer Kieron Gillen (Darth Vader, Doctor Aphra) signs STAR WARS #50 on Thursday 5th July from 6:00 – 7:00 PM!

IN THIS ISSUE HOPE DIES. The REBEL FLEET is completed.

It’s magnificent. It’s beautiful. It’s secret. But no secret is kept for long from DARTH VADER. The most epic story yet done in a STAR WARS comic begins here. Prepare to witness the Empire TRULY strike back.

Kieron Gillen is a video game and music journalist turned comic book author, who has worked for Image Comics and Marvel Comics. His most notable works include Iron Man, Thor, Young Avengers, The Wicked + The Divine, Journey Into Mystery, and Uncanny X-Men. He also founded one of the world’s most respected gaming blogs, Rock Raper Shotgun.

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
0207 420 3666

UK – Thor #1 Signing

Artist Christian Ward signs Thor #1 at Forbidden Planet on Wednesday 13th June from 6:00 – 7:00 PM!

Thor Odinson has regained his mantle – and with it, a wild new world of trouble on his mighty hands!

The artifacts of Asgard have been scattered across the earth, and to reclaim them, Thor will have to face some ugly truths. Like the production cost of hundreds of new hammers! And the Thunder God is going to need every last one of them if he’s going to stop the unstoppable Juggernaut.

Don’t miss the latest chapter of the King Thor saga with acclaimed BLACK BOLT artist Christian Ward, as the Thor of the far future encounters an old friend who’s undergone some startling changes.

Also available will be Black Bolt Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 and two fantastic, limited edition signed Giclees – each hand-numbered Marvel collectible measures 18” x 24” and is printed on 300gms smooth cotton.

Christian Ward is a full-time comic book artist currently working with Jason Aaron on THOR.

Alongside being the artist on Marvel’s Eisner and Hugo nominated BLACK BOLT series with writer Saladin Ahmed, he is also the co-creator of ODY-C with Matt Fraction for Image Comics. He’s worked with writers such at Nick Spencer, Al Ewing, Kieron Gillen, and Margaret Atwood.

Christian currently lives in Shrewsbury with his wife Catherine and a pug named Thor.

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
0207 420 3666

DE – Justice League #1 Signing

Inker Mark Morales appears at the Comic Book Shop on Saturday, June 9, 2018 from noon till 3:00 PM to sign JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 from DC Comics!

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The Comic Book Shop
1855 Marsh Road, Wilmington, DE 19810
(302) 477-1119

HeroesCon 2018 Add Legends Mike Royer, Steranko & more

HeroesCon has announced more new guests for their 2018 show including Mike Royer, Jim Steranko, Ben Caldwell, Shane Davis, Nathan Fox, Rudy Nebres, Jerry Ordway, Tim Sale, Dean Trippe and more! HeroesCon 2018 takes place June 15-17, 2018 at the Charlotte Convention Center.

BEN CALDWELL Prez, A-Force, Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn, Dare Detectives
SHANE DAVIS Axcend, Superman Earth One, Superman Batman, Green Lantern
JEFF DEKAL Iron Fist, Kingpin, Hulk
MICHAEL EURY | FRI & SAT ONLY Editor-in-Chief of Back Issue Magazine
JOHN FLOYD | Wonder Woman & Tasmanian Devil, Django Unchained, Batman, Rune
NATHAN FOX | The Weatherman, Vertigo SFX, Captain Victory, Dogs of War, Haunt, DMZ
JODY LEHEUP | The Weatherman, Shirtless Bear-Fighter
DANIEL LEISTER Lord of Gore, Werewolf Run, Hack/Slash
RUDY NEBRES Dr Strange, Conan, Deadly Hands of Kung Fu, Eerie, Creepy
JERRY ORDWAY | Superman , Captain Marvel, Infinity Inc., WildStar
MIKE ROYER | Mister Miracle, Kamandi, Superman, The Demon, Disney, Tarzan, New Gods
TIM SALE | Captain America, Batman, Spider-Man, Catwoman
CHRIS SCHWEIZER The Creeps, The Crogan Adventures, Pirates of the Caribbean
KEVIN SHARPE | Thor, He-Man, X-Men
BRIAN SHEARER | GI Joe, Transformers, Doctor Who, William the Last
JIM STERANKO | Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., History of Comics, Prevue Magazine
DEAN TRIPPE | Something Terrible, Power Lunch, Butterfly, Project: Rooftop

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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.

Baltimore Comic-Con Spring Fling Returns This Sunday

Press Release:

This Sunday, April 29th, the Baltimore Comic-Con Spring Fling returns for its 2nd annual event! Baltimore Comic-Con Spring Fling is a good old-fashioned comic book show with rows and rows of comic book dealers from around the country selling comics and collectibles from the ancient to the very modern, and some amazing comic guests as well — and admission is free!

We are very happy to announce the addition of Pixar and Disney artist, Marty Baumann to our line-up of guests for Spring Fling 2018!

Marty Baumann is an illustrator, graphic artist, and production designer. He has contributed to some of the most popular, Oscar-winning animated films of all time. Marty has worked as an artist at Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios as an illustrator, graphic artist, and production designer on such films as Toy Story 3, Big Hero 6, Zootopia, Cars 2, Planes, Wreck-It Ralph 2, and many others. He also helped develop theme park installations, toy packaging, and Pixar corporate branding. Marty has rendered illustrations and developed characters for toy manufacturers, magazines, and newspapers, and illustrated children’s books, created logos, infographics, broadcast promotions, and presentation art for Hasbro, Universal Studios, National Geographic, Scholastic Books, Nickelodeon, and many others. Recent projects include his role as concept artist for the new Mystery Science Theater 3000 and the visual development of Sir Paul McCartney’s feature film, High in the Clouds.

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 on-line. 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.

And, as a special Hero Initiative guest, Tom King. The Ringo and Eisner Award winner is currently the writer of Batman at DC Comics, where he has also written Mister Miracle, Grayson, The Omega Men, DC Nation, Swamp Thing Winter Special, and has a story in Action Comics #1000, not to mention his award-winning work at Marvel on The Vision. King’s first book, A Once Crowded Sky, a postmodern super hero novel, was recognized by USA Today as one of the best Graphic Novels of the year. He was named by the Hollywood Reporter as one of the five comic creators to watch in 2015.

Tom will be signing from 1pm-3pm at the Hero Initiative booth, accepting donations for signatures. Tom requests that no graded books be brought for autographs and appreciates his fans’ understanding.

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.

Agent Phil Coulson Infiltrates Cincinnati Comic Expo 2018

Clark Gregg, who currently portrays S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Phillip J “Phil” Coulson, is the newest addition to the lineup of guests for the 2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo!

Clark will be appearing SATURDAY ONLY at the Expo! In the Marvel franchise alone, Clark has appeared in Iron Man and Iron Man 2, as well as Thor, The Avengers, Ultimate Spider-Man, Marvel Heroes, LEGO Marvel’s Avengers, and more. He can be currently seen on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Coulson is expected to be shown in next year’s Captain Marvel. Clark is also recognized as FBI Special Agent Casper from The West Wing drama series and starring in the sitcom The New Adventures of Old Christine. In film, Clark’s credits also include The Usual Suspects, 500 Days of Summer, The To Do List, and numerous other features and programs.

Get your admission tickets to the 2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo for an opportunity to get an autograph and photo with Clark Gregg: goo.gl/R4ZeWa. Watch for details coming about Cobie Smulders and Clark Gregg duo photo ops!

Previously announced guests include: Levar Burton, Nikolaj Coster-Walda, Cobie Smulders, Karl Urban, Summer Glau, Tom Grummett, Amy Chu, John Bolton, Rick Leonardi, Alex Saviuk, Michael Zeck, and more

Established in 2010, the Cincinnati Comic Expo is an annual event celebrating the best in comic books, fantasy, gaming, collectibles, cosplay, steampunk and pop culture in the heart of downtown Cincinnati. Now in it’s 9th year, The Cincinnati Comic Expo, has grown to become the Queen City’s premier comic convention, bringing together great artists, publishers, actors, writers, cosplayers, and fans from across the world.

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.

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

NY – Aw Yeah Comics Presents: Legends

Louise Simonson, Walt Simonson, Jerry Ordway, and Peter Tomasi sign at Aw Yeah Comics, on Sunday, April 22, 2018 from noon till 2:00 PM.

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Aw Yeah Comics
313 Halstead Ave, Harrison, NY 10528
(914) 732-3600

MN – Action Comics #1000 Signing

Action Comics/Superman superstar creator Dan Jurgens will be signing copies of the historic Action Comics #1000 at Comic Book College on Wednesday, April 18th 2018 from 4:00 till 7:00 PM.

Dan Jurgens is an accomplished writer and artist who both writes and draws the adventures of the comic book industry’s most legendary characters. His storytelling talents have breathed life into the most noteworthy properties from DC Comics, Marvel Comics and more. Dan has also created numerous characters that have become enduring staples in their fictional universes while stretching to other media as well.

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Comic Book College
4632 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55419
(612) 822-2309

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