Chris Claremont & More Appear at CCR Ontario 2018

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Comics Legend Chris Claremont appears at CCR Ontario for a rare Southern California appearance!

Chris Claremont, famous for his unparalleled 17-year unbroken run writing The Uncanny X-Men for Marvel comics from 1976 to 1991 amongst other works, will be joining a guest list featuring some of the comic industry’s most talented artists and writers this May 19th and 20th at the Ontario Convention Center.

“So looking forward to spending time with fans in Southern California,” said Chris Claremont. “Haven’t been in the LA area for quite some time. See you at Comic Con Revolution!”

He will be signing autographs, taking with fans and participating in panels all weekend long.

Joining Claremont will be fellow comic creators Whilce Portacio (Uncanny X-Men, Wetworks, Image Comics co-founder), Fabian Nicieza (Deadpool co-creator, Black Panther, New Warriors), and Jason Aaron (Southern Bastards, Mighty Thor, Star Wars).

About Comic Con Revolution:
Comic Con Revolution was founded on very simple principles. We are excited to celebrate comics and the creative arts. At the absolute core of what we do are the creators themselves. The people who create the comics, games, toys, film, movies and more that we all love. Without their tireless dedication to creating the fantastic worlds we all get lost in, events like Comic Con Revolution would not be possible. We strive to create the best possible experience for attendees, exhibitors and guests alike. Our team of event industry veterans are dedicated to working hard to create that experience for each of you.

For the most up to date information about the show, including our latest guest list additions, head over to

Return of the Baltimore Comic-Con Spring Fling

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The Baltimore Comic-Con returns to the Inner Harbor’s Baltimore Convention Center this September 28-30, but so does our special “thank you” event to our fans: Baltimore Comic-Con Spring Fling returns for its 2nd annual event Sunday April 29, 2018 from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM at the BWI Airport Marriott!

Baltimore Comic-Con Spring Fling is a good old-fashioned comic book show with rows and rows of comic book dealers from 6-8 states around the country, with comics and collectibles from the ancient to the very modern…and we’re bringing in a few guests as well!

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 online. 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 ( 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.

Brandon Peterson has been a professional illustrator for over 20 years, working primarily as a penciller and inker, but often as a colorist, writer, editor, and art director. He has done a great deal of work at Marvel Comics, as the artist on books like AvX, Avengers, The Ultimates, Ultimate Vision, Ultimate Extinction, Ultimate X-Men, Astonishing X-Men, X-Men, and Uncanny X-Men. Brandon was also VP of Special Projects and Art Director of the now-defunct CrossGen Comics, where he created titles like Mystic and Chimera. He is also a veteran of Top Cow Productions, having worked on Codename: Strykeforce, Cyberforce, Ripclaw, Medieval Spawn/Witchblade, and his own book, Arcanum. His work is recently featured on IDW’s Revolution Heroes and DC Comics’ Trinity.

Additionally, the Hero Initiative will be in the room with us this year — stay tuned!

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

IL – Mister Miracle #1: Director’s Cut Signing

Artist Mike Norton (Revival, BattlePug, Lil Donnie, Young Justice) appears at Challengers Comics on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 5:00 PM to sign the MISTER MIRACLE #1 DIRECTOR’S CUT!

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Challengers Comics
1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 278-0155

CGC Returns to Baltimore Comic-Con in 2018 for On-Site Grading

November 17, 2017 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Maryland

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The Baltimore Comic-Con will return to the Baltimore Convention Center on September 28-30, 2018. We are thrilled to announce that one of our most asked-about and requested exhibitors, Certified Guaranty Company, LLC (CGC), will return again to the show to conduct on-site grading. As they did last year, CGC will be accepting submission for all tiers of service (with the exception of magazines) on a first-come, first-serve basis for the entire weekend.

“Marc Nathan and his crew at Baltimore Comic-Con create an absolutely amazing show for comic book collectors and fans,” said Paul Litch, Primary Grader for CGC. “It is an absolute pleasure and honor to continue to bring onsite grading from the leading comic book certification service, CGC, to the great patrons of Baltimore Comic-Con.”

“We field so many requests over the course of the year as to whether or not CGC will be back,” said Marc Nathan, show promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. “The collectible community has come to expect their unique skill set to be present and available throughout the weekend, and we’re very happy to announce their return in 2018.”

This year’s confirmed guests for the show include:

  • Joel Adams (Bucky O’Hare Graphic Novel Coloring Book)
  • Neal Adams (Deadman)
  • Zeea Adams (Neal Adams Monsters)
  • Mark Buckingham (Scooby Apocalypse)
  • Buzz (Superman: The Coming of the Supermen)
  • Frank Cho (Harley Quinn)
  • Steve Conley (The Middle Age)
  • David Finch (Trinity)
  • Meredith Finch (Rose)
  • Jenny Frison (Wonder Woman)
  • Barry Kitson (The Flash)
  • Hope Larson (Batgirl)
  • Terry Moore (Strangers in Paradise)
  • David Petersen (Mouse Guard)
  • Don Rosa (Uncle Scrooge)
  • Thom Zahler (Time & Vine)

About CGC
Founded in 2000, CGC is the first independent, impartial, third-party comic book grading service. A proven and respected commitment to integrity, accuracy, consistency and impartiality has made CGC the leader in its field. In fact, in 2007, CGC crossed the million-book mark and has now graded over 2 million comic books.

Because we value our relationship with collectors who share our passion for comics, the hobby’s vibrant history and its exciting future, we offer membership in the CGC Collectors Society. Paid membership starts at $39 per year, and includes direct submission privileges, access to expert tools and resources like the Comics Registry, and dynamic interaction with fellow collectors.

To learn more about Certified Guaranty Company and its many offerings, including magazines, lobby cards, and photos, visit

About The Baltimore Comic-Con
The Baltimore Comic-Con celebrates its 19th year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. For more information, please visit the websiteTwitterInstagram, and Facebook pages.

OR – Mage: The Hero Denied #0 Signing

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Cosmic Monkey Comics is excited to have Matt Wagner signing copies of Mage: The Hero Denied #0 on Saturday July 15th at noon. This is the final chapter of a story 33 years in the making! A new printing of Mage: The Hero Discovered vol. 1 will also be arriving the same week.

MATT WAGNER returns with the third and final volume of his epic fantasy trilogy-MAGE: THE HERO DENIED. This long-awaited conclusion follows the adventures of the reluctant everyman hero Kevin Matchstick, who, after encountering a shaggy and beguiling wizard, discovers he is the reincarnation of the legendary Pendragon and able to wield the power of the mystical weapon, Excalibur. The story picks up several years after the fateful climax of THE HERO DEFINED and finds Kevin beginning to once again doubt the virtue of his actions and the course of his destiny.

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Cosmic Monkey Comics
5335 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97213
(503) 517-9050

Baltimore Comic-Con Spring Fling Adds Chris Ivy

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The Baltimore Comic-Con returns to the Inner Harbor’s Baltimore Convention Center on September 22-24, 2017, but we will be back early this year at the Baltimore Comic-Con Spring Fling!

Baltimore Comic-Con Spring Fling will be held at the BWI Airport Marriott on Sunday, April 9th, 2017. Our dealers from around the country include AA Comics, All-American Comics, Basement Comics, BDK, Borderlands Comics, Collectors Corner, Comics & Gaming, Bob Cook, Cards, Comics and Collectibles, Cosmic Comix, Dimension Decals, Tom Gordon, Jason Hamlin, Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find, Ion Comics, Lost In Time Toys, Mad4Minifigs, Painted Visions Comics, Patriot Comics & Toys, Silver Dragon Studio, Toynk, Twilite Zone Comics, Welcome Back Comics, Derek Woywood, and Zeno’s Books.

We are also extremely pleased to present a small selection of previously-announced comic book guests, including Frank Cho (Skybourne), Steve Conley (The Middle Age), John Gallagher (Casper the Friendly Ghost), Mark Morales (New Suicide Squad), and Brandon Peterson (Trinity).

We are pleased to announce the addition of Chris Ivy, appearing courtesy of the Hero Initiative. Ivy began his career in the storied Marvel Bullpen, working under comics greats John Romita and Don Perlin. After a year, he graduated to the life of a freelancer, where he became renowned largely for his inking skills. He has worked on titles such as Marvel’s Alpha Flight, Avengers, Wolverine, and Ghost Rider, Image’s Shadowhawk, Supreme, and Butcher Knight, DC Comics’ JLA, Flash, and Sovereign Seven, and Dark Horse’s Planet of the Apes, Aliens vs. Predator vs. Terminator, and Star Wars Bounty Hunters: Kenix Kil. More recently, his work has been seen in titles from IDW (GI Joe: Cobra Civil War) and Dynamite Entertainment (Army of Darkness).
The Baltimore Comic-Con Spring Fling will be held:

When: Sunday April 9, 2017 from 10am-5pm
Where: BWI Airport Marriott, 1743 West Nursery Road, Linthicum, MD 20190
For how much: FREE!

The Baltimore Comic-Con Spring Fling is a thank-you to our fans for helping us grow and making our show into the institution it has become. We hope we’ll see you there!

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PA – Steve’s Comic Relief Grand Re-Opening

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Writer Fabian Nicieza, co-creator of Deadpool, appears at Steve’s Comic Relief’s Grand Re-Opening on Saturday July 11, 2015 from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm alongside local artist Jack Lopez, Tom Romano, Laith Alabbad, Micky Fiedler, David G. Hardy, Bob Hazel, Alexis Rivera, Amber Morgan of Beads of Rohan, Craig Blake, Chris Alvarez, Kelly Gaspar, and Beth Brubaker will be painting faces!

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Steve’s Comic Relief
930 Woodbourne Rd, Levittown, PA 19056
(215) 945-7594

WA – The Spirit/High Crimes Signing

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Join I Like Comics on Saturday, July 18th, to celebrate the release of Will Eisner’s The Spirit #1 by Matt Wagner, Dan Schkade and Brennan Wagner from 11:00 AM till 1:00 PM. And later in the day, come meet Christopher Sebela and Ibrahim Moustafa for the Hardcover release of their Eisner nominated thriller, High Crimes from 2:00-5:00 PM.

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I Like Comics
1715 Broadway Street, Vancouver, Washington 98663
(360) 852-8890

GA – FCBD: Hulk Signing

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Bagley Hulk

Mark Bagley (the all-star artist of Amazing Spider-Man, Avengers Assemble, Fantastic Four, Ultimate Spider-Man, Justice League, Trinity, and many other books) will be a part of Dr. No’s Free Comic Book Day Festivities on May 3rd from noon until 2:00 pm. Mark’s relaunch of The Hulk, produced with writer Mark Waid, will be in stores just before FCBD, so you can get him to sign your copy on that day!

Dr. No’s Comics & Games SuperStore
Blackwell Square Shopping Center
3428 Canton Road, Marietta, GA 30066

OR – Grendel 30th Anniversary Signing

Matt Wagner signs at Floating World Comics on Thursday, August 2, 2012 from 6:00pm until 10:00pm!

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Press Release:

Matt Wagner’s masterpiece celebrates its thirtieth anniversary with the first-ever comprehensive collection of the complete Grendel saga! Grendel Omnibus Vol. 1: Hunter Rose is the first of four volumes presenting the entire series and following the chronology of the stories. This August, Floating World is proud to host an art exhibit and book release signing with Portland artist, Matt Wagner.

Volume 1 reprints Grendel: Devil by the Deed; the short story collections Grendel: Black, White & Red and Grendel: Red, White & Black, featuring a host of legendary guest artists; and the epic Grendel: Behold the Devil. This edition introduces millionaire Hunter Rose and his alter ego, the criminal mastermind Grendel!

Bio info:

Matt Wagner has enjoyed a career in comics for almost thirty years. Born and educated in Pennsylvania, his first published work was a short story that would introduce one of comicdom’s most respected creator-owned characters–the mastermind assassin, GRENDEL. Best known for this epic, Eisner Award-winning creation and his other, more personal, allegory, MAGE, Matt has also worked on a variety of established characters. These include his ground-breaking work on the character of Batman villain, Two-Face, in the graphic novel, FACES, a five-year stint authoring the fan-favorite Vertigo title, SANDMAN MYSTERY THEATRE, as well as the DR. MID-NITE mini-series for DC Comics and serving as the regular cover artist on the Kevin Smith-penned relaunch of GREEN ARROW.

Known for his character-driven stories and his obvious love of world history and mythologies, Matt has also enjoyed the distinction of being one of the only writer/artists allowed to team his own creation with one of DC’s flagship characters in two successive BATMAN/GRENDEL cross-overs.

In the past few years, Matt has also written and drawn several high profile projects for DC; a highly successful, three-issue, prestige series starring Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman; titled TRINITY and a well received, year-long, project which comprised two mini-series that chronicled some of the earliest aspects of Batman’s career, collectively titled DARK MOON RISING.

His latest efforts have focused mainly on writing; MADAME XANADU for Vertigo and the all-new re-launch of the ZORRO franchise for Dynamite Entertainmen, both of which earned him an Eisner Award nomination as Best Writer in 2009. He also penned the origin arc for Dynamite’s GREEN HORNET; YEAR ONE.

He is currently developing and writing an original epic storyline, THE TOWER CHRONICLES for the newly formed Legendary Comics, a division of Hollywood powerhouse, Legendary Pictures.

Floating World Comics
400 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 97209