ON – Dark Knight III Variant Signing


Francis Manapul (The Flash, Convergence: Justice League) appears at Silver Snail Comics on Saturday November 28, 2015 from 1:00-3:00 PM  and 5:00-7:00 PM to sign his variant cover of Dark Knight III!

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Silver Snail Comics
329 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M5B 1R7

UK – Lady Mechanika Signing

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JOE BENITEZ will be signing LADY MECHANIKA comics at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Friday November 6th from 6 – 7pm.

The tabloids dubbed her “Lady Mechanika“, the sole survivor of a mad scientist’s horrific experiments that left her with mechanical limbs. Having no memory of her captivity or her former life, Mechanika eventually built a new life for herself as a private detective, using her unique abilities to solve cases the police couldn’t or wouldn’t handle. But she never stopped searching for the answers to her own past.

Set in turn of the century England, a time when magic and superstition clashed with new scientific discoveries and inventions, Lady Mechanika is about a young woman’s search for her own identity as she solves other mysteries involving science and the supernatural.

Joe Benitez is an American comic book artist who has worked on such titles as Titans (DC Comics), Magdalena (Image Comics), and Soulfire (Aspen Comics). He is also the creator of the modern fantasy Wraithborn and the steampunk series Lady Mechanika.

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

ON – Rogues Gallery 10th Anniversary Signing


Meredith & David Finch and Jason Fabok sign at Rogues Gallery Comics on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 from noon till 3:00 PM!

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Rogues Gallery Comics
327 Chatham Street West, Windsor, ON N9A 5M8

CA – Faster Than Light #1 Signing


Creator Brian Haberlin (Spawn, Anomaly, Witchblade) appears at Hypno Comics on Wednesday, September 9th at noon for the launch of Faster Than Light #1 from Image Comics.

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Hypno Comics & Games
1803 E. Main Street, Ventura, CA 93001
(805) 651-9767

MA – Form vs. Formula Lecture


Writer Saurav Mohapatra, who has written comics for both Indian and US comic publishers, appears at Workbar on Thursday, April 9, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. He’ll be going over his experiences and processes as a writer in a 20 minute presentation, followed by Q+A. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP at the link…

Saurav Mohapatra writes comics. He’s written Witchblade for Image/Top Cow, The Phantom for Moonstone and Devi, Sadhu, India Authentic, Mumbai Maguffin, and Jimmy Zhingchak Agent of D.I.S.C.O. for Virgin Comics. His most recent works are the creator-owned crime-noir title Mumbai Confidential, the graphic novel adaptation of Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay’s Moon Mountain and the mythological Young Adult graphic novel The Way of The Warrior: The Legend of Abhimanyu. He’s currently working hard towards world domination with his army of mutant kittens and a pond full of Killifish.

Workbar Cambridge
45 Prospect Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

ON – Batman: Black & White Statue Signing


Writer/artist Francis Manapul appears at The Silver Snail this Wednesday, April 1, 2015 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM to sign his Batman: Black and White statue!

About: Francis Manapul is a Filipino-born comic book artist living in Toronto, Canada. He is currently the writer and artist on DC’s DETECTIVE COMICS. In 2011 he was awarded the Joe Shuster Award for Outstanding Artist of the year, as well as an Inkwell Award of that same year. His past work for DC includes ADVENTURE COMICS, SUPERMAN/BATMAN, LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES and THE FLASH. In the past he’s penciled Iron and the Maiden, Necromancer, Sept Guerrieres, Tomb Raider, The Darkness, G.I, Joe, and Witchblade.

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The Silver Snail
329 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M5B 1R7

NY – Skylanders Signing


Ron Marz, Dave Rodriguez, and Jeff Bellio appear at Sound Go Round on Saturday, December 13th, 2014 at 2:00 PM to sign the new SKYLANDERS comic. Plus there will be facepainting and a “Design-a-Skylander” art contest.

Sound Go Round
305 Vestal Pkwy E, Vestal, NY 13850
(607) 785-0002

CA – Marc Silvestri Signing


Marc Silvestri appears at Collector’s Paradise on Saturday, September 6th from 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm!

Press Release:

Collector’s Paradise 20th Anniversary Celebration starts in style as we welcome a very long time friend of the store, artist extraordinaire and founder of Top Cow Productions, Inc., Marc Silvestri. Collector’s Paradise has always had a fantastic relationship with Marc and the rest of Top Cow. Dozens of Signings over the last 20 years, including two previous signings with Marc.

Mr. Silvestri has agreed to raffle off two sketches. For every $20 spent on Top Cow Productions or Image Comics comics or Graphic Novels, you will get a Raffle Ticket.

In addition to the signing, that day is the first day of the Weekly Sale, with ANYTHING in the store, besides Comics & Graphic Novels being 25% OFF.

For more information on our 20th Anniversary MONTH LONG Celebration please click here…

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Collector’s Paradise
7131 Winnetka Ave, Winnetka, CA 91306

FL – Free Comic Book Day 2014

FCBDTim Seeley, Derrick Fish, and Jon Pinto appear at Heroes Landing on Saturday May 3rd for FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!

Press Release:

Join us for our favorite day of the year! We are in the planning stages of this annual event and will post updates as they happen.

Each person gets 3 FREE comic books from a large selection! We will have something for everyone whether they are starting on their first comic or more mature readers! If you come in a costume, you can select 5 comics! Full list of comics that will be available at www.freecomicbookday.com

Very excited to announce our guests:

Tim Seeley
TIM SEELEY is one of those “slash” people…a writer-slash-artist. He has drawn a number of different comic book series including G.I JOE, HALLOWEEN, WILDCATS and EX SANGUINE. His writing work includes NY TIMES bestselling HACK/SLASH, WITCHBLADE, BATMAN ETERNAL and the critically acclaimed REVIVAL. He resides in Chicago, Illinois with his wife Gina. He works at FOUR STAR STUDIOS where he is never far from his 80s action figure collection.

Derrick Fish – We are thrilled to welcome local artist Derrick Fish again for Free Comic Book Day. Derrick will be selling copies of his original comic –The Wellkeeper! He will also have original art and sketches for sale.

Jon Pinto – Jon is a local artist and will be selling his original pop culture pieces from Doctor Who, Star Trek, and more!

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Heroes Landing 
12348 Roper Blvd, Clermont, FL 34711
(352) 242-9636

Four Guests of Honor Added for Anime Boston 2014

A-chanVoice actors Trina Nishimura, Matthew Mercer, Josh Grelle, and Greg Ayres have been added as Guests of Honor for Anime Boston 2014!

Trina Nishimura has become more and more involved in the anime scene over the past few years, primarily working with FUNimation Entertainment. Trina was first cast in Desert Punk as the little hungry girl Namiko and has refused to leave the FUNimation property ever since. Her most notably awesome credits include: Black Cat (Tanya), Claymore (Flora and Sophia), Jyu Oh Se (Tiz), Kenichi the Mightiest Disciple (Shigure Kosaka), Speed Grapher (Yui), season one and two ofNegima!? (Lingshen Chao and Motsu),Sasami: Magical Girl Club (Ayane), Baldr Force Exe (Tsukina Sasagiri), School Rumble and Yurippe School Rumble: 2nd Semester (Akira Takano), Baccano! (Rachel), Sgt Frog (Ghost Girl), Case Closed: The Last Magician of the Century the Movie (Natasha Kosaka), Nabari no O (Juji Minami), and the ever popular Witchblade (Shiore Tsuzuki).

Matthew Mercer is a Los Angeles-based actor/voice actor known primarily for his roles in animation and video games. His extensive training in theater, improv, and life-long hardcore gaming helped prepare him for such projects and characters as Leon Kennedy in Resident Evil 6 and Resident Evil: Damnation, Kiritsugu Emiya in Fate/Zero, Gundahar in KNACK, Anarky in Batman: Arkham Origins, Alvin in Tales of Xillia, Sinbad in Magi, Kuroh Yatogami in K, Rexxar in Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, Iron Man/Tony Stark in Iron Man: Rise of Technovore, Walter in Shin Megami Tensei IV, Rihan Nura in Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, Tygra in Cartoon Network’s Thundercats, Chrom in Fire Emblem: Awakening, Reapmon/Beelzemon in Digimon Fusion, and many other projects you are welcome to look-up online.

A native Texan and avid anime fan, Josh Grelle has been working in voice work for almost 10 years now. After starting with ADV Films in January 2004, Josh was quickly bombarded with tons of in-booth experience on a wide range of shows, including: Wedding Peach, Steam Detectives, 009-1, and the legendary Gatchaman. He began working for FUNimation entertainment in 2006. Since then, he has starred in numerous titles; his most famous being Kenichi in Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple. Other roles include Kyohei in the Wallflower, Kouichi in Linebarrles of Iron, Yuki in Future Diary, Itsuki in Initial D, and Kuranosuke in Princess Jellyfish. More recent roles include Chow from Starship Troopers: Invasion, Nicky in Mass Effect: Paragon Lost, Kazuya Aoi in Freezing, Yuji Sakai in Shakugan no Shana, Akihisa Yoshii in Baka and Test, and Komatsu in Toriko.

Greg Ayres has spent the last eleven years working in an industry he had admired for years as a fan. With over 200 credits to his name, this fan-boy has managed to get to play a variety of characters that are almost as colorful as his hair. He was thrilled to be a part of the Toonami re-launch last summer, in the roles of Ganta Igarashi in Deadman Wonderland, and Heihachi Hayashida in Samurai 7, and even more thrill to follow that up the following summer’s thriller Another as Kouichi Sakakibara. His most recent roles include Satoru Asahina in From the New World, Kenji Nakanishi in Say I Love You, Sion in No. 6, Heisuke Toudou in Hakuoki, Tommyrod in Toriko, Arikawa in This Boy Can Fight Aliens, Tomoki Sakurai, in Heaven’s Lost Property, and Volken, in the Book of Bantorra. Some of his all-time favorite roles include Son Goku in Saiyuki, Chrono in Chrono Crusade, Kaoru Hitachiin in Ouran High School Host Club, Youhei Sunohara in Clannad, Yuki in The Wallflower, Leo in Ghost Stories, Satoshi Hiwatari in DNAngel, Kaworu Nagisa in the Director’s Cut of Neon Genesis Evangelion, and Negi Springfield in Negima. He can also be heard as Uesugi Kenshin in Sengoku Basara, Seikechi Tayama in Oh Edo Rocket, Hiro Hirono in ef: A Tale of Memories, Abe in Big Windup, Jr. in Xenosaga: The Animation, Tsujido in Speed Grapher, Roan in Ragnorok The Animation, Yamazaki in Welcome to the NHK, Gau Ban in Shadow Skill, Pope Alessandro XVIII in Trinity Blood, and a bunch of other titles he’ll probably forget to mention.

About Anime Boston:
Anime Boston is an annual three-day Japanese animation convention held in Boston, Mass. Anime Boston 2014 is scheduled for Friday, March 21 through Sunday, March 23 at the Hynes Convention Center and Sheraton Boston Hotel. More information about Anime Boston can be found at www.animeboston.com.

About New England Anime Society:
The New England Anime Society was founded in 2001. Based in Massachusetts, The New England Anime Society, Inc. is an organization dedicated to furthering public education and understanding of the Japanese language and culture through visual and written media. More information about The New England Anime Society is available at www.neanime.org.

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