AZ – The Flash Co-Writers Signing

Writers Mark Waid and Brian Augustyn appear at Fantastic Worlds Comics on Saturday, December 16, 2017 from noon till 5:00 PM for a signing. All back issues and graphic novels written by either author will be 20% off during the signing!

Mark Waid has written for every major comic publisher, including DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Archie, Dark Horse, Image and Top Cow. He is best known for his long run as writer on the monthly adventures of The Flash and for his work with artist Alex Ross on the best-selling Kingdom Come. His credits also include JLA, 52, The Brave and the Bold, and Legion of Super-Heroes for DC Comics as well as Black Widow, Daredevil, X-Men, and Fantastic Four for Marvel Comics. He is currently writing for Captain America, The Avengers, and Champions.

Brian Augustyn has spent 33 years in the business. At DC Comics he was an editor of Flash, Justice League, and Wonder Woman. Some of Brian’s notable works include Batman: Gotham by Gaslight (which has been made into an animated film to be released this winter), Batman: Master of the Future, Crimson, and Out There. Brian currently hosts a weekly podcast, Sort of a Big Show.

As co-writers, Brian and Mark scripted The Crusaders for DC/Impact in 1992, Painkiller Jane and Ash: Cinder & Smoke for Event Comics in 1997, X-O Manowar for Valiant Comics in 1997–1998, and JLA: Year One for DC in 1998–1999. In addition, after leaving as editor in 1996, Augustyn teamed with Waid to co-write The Flash for two stretches, from 1996–1997 and then again from 1998–2000. They collaborated on The Life Story of the Flash graphic novel and co-wrote the story in The Flash #142.

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Fantastic Worlds Comics
9393 N 90th St suite 119, Scottsdale, AZ 85258
(480) 256-1454

CA – Nightwing: The Untouchable Signing

Writer Sam Humphries and artist Bernard Chang appear at Collector’s Paradise on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 5:00 PM to sign NIGHTWING THE UNTOUCHABLE from DC Comics. Alcohol and other drinks and snacks will be served to those who are 21 and over and NIGHTWING costumes and attire is allowed AND encouraged!

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Collector’s Paradise
319 S Arroyo Pkwy, Ste 4, Pasadena, California 91105
(626) 577-6694

OR – The Art of Colorists Group Exhibit

Press Release:

Sequential Art Gallery + Studio is proud to present a collaborative group show featuring the work of comic book color artists known as colorists. The exhibit consists of original artwork and examples of the colorists’ industry work. The exhibition begins with an artist’s reception from 6pm-10pm on opening night, Thursday, December 7, 2017, and will be available for viewing throughout December.

In the simplest of descriptions, a colorist is responsible for adding color to black-and-white comic book art. Over the years the medium of comics has evolved, and so have the skills of color artists. As the work of colorists has become an increasingly dynamic component, their recognition by the industry and their peers has increased. It’s our hope to further that recognition by working with several colorists for this installation.

Among the color artists participating in the show are Lesley Atlansky (Short Order Crooks, Kid Sherlock), Jeremy Colwell (Batman/TMNT, Wonder Woman Rebirth), Jeromy Cox (DMZ, Promethea), Kelly Fitzpatrick (Archie, Bitch Planet, DC Bombshells), Adam Guzowski (Nailbiter, TMNT), Sloane Leong (From Under Mountains, Change), Steve Oliff (Akira), and Rico Renzi (Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Spider-Gwen). The exhibit is organized by Fitzpatrick, Atlansky, and Marissa Louise.

The colorists’ group exhibit will be on display the entire month of December. The gallery is open for viewing Mondays 2pm-6pm, Saturdays 11am-5pm, and by appointment. The exhibit closes on Saturday, December 30th, at the end of business.

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Sequential Art Gallery + Studio
328 NW Broadway, Apt 113, Portland, Oregon 97209
(503) 916-9293

TX – Wonder Woman Statue Signing

Artist Tara McPherson appears at Bedrock City Comic Co. on Saturday, December 16th from 2:00 – 4:00 pm to sign her new Wonder Woman figure created with Kidrobot.

Pre-order Tara’s new Wonder Woman vinyl figure or Care Bear figure or any of her art books at any of our Bedrock City Comic stores beginning November 1st and receive a small sketch for free from Tara at the signing. (While supplies last.)

Tara will also have prints available for sale at the signing,

About Tara McPherson: Tara is a New York City based artist. Creating art about people and their odd ways, her characters seem to exude an idealized innocence with a glimpse of hard earned wisdom in their eyes. She explores, through portraiture, the realms of our psychological states via myths, legends, astronomy, physics, nature, love, loss, childhood and good old life experience. Giving us a peek into the complexities of the human psyche through her otherwordly characters.

Tara exhibits her paintings and serigraphs in fine art galleries all over the world. Named the crown princess of poster art by ELLE Magazine, she has created numerous gig posters for rock bands such as Beck, Modest Mouse, and Mastodon. Her array of art also includes a variety of toys with Kidrobot, painted covers for DC Vertigo Comics, advertising illustrations for companies such as Wyden+Kennedy, Publicis, and Bernstein Andrulli. She also taught in the Illustration department at Parsons for 4 years.

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Bedrock City Comic Co.
6516 Westheimer, Suite D, Houston, TX 77057
(713) 780-0675

NYC – John Wick #1 Signing

Writer Greg Pak (Totally Awesome Hulk, Mech Cadet Yu, Code Monkey Save World) appears at Midtown Comics Downtown on Friday December 1st at 6:00 PM to sign John Wick #1! This is an OPEN signing and we recommend showing up early, just to be safe. Purchase of John Wick #1 is mandatory; you may get up to 3 items signed. Choose wisely!

John Wick #1:

When a young John Wick emerges from prison and embarks upon his first, epic vendetta, he comes up against a strange, powerful community of assassins and must learn how to master the Book of Rules that guide their lethal business. What are the Three Bills? Who is Calamity? And who was John Wick before he became the Baba Yaga? Here for the first time, read the thrilling origin story of John Wick, from ‘Planet Hulk’ writer Greg Pak and ‘Dark Horse Presents’ artist Giovanni Valletta.

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Midtown Comics Downtown
64 Fulton Street, New York, New York 10038
(212) 302-8192

PA – Wonder Woman: Visions Artists Reception

Press Release:

Join the ToonSeum on Friday, December 1st at 7:00 PM as we continue our celebration of Wonder Woman. As part of the exhibit we asked local women cartoonists to contribute art focusing on what Wonder Woman meant to them. Artists featured in this exhibit includes:

  • Asia Bey
  • Caitlin Rose Boyle
  • Jessica Heberle
  • IIlene Winn Lederer
  • Cynthia Lee
  • Rachel Masilamani 
  • Jenn Meridian
  • Maggie Negrete
  • Christina Joy Neumann
  • Jayla Patton
  • Lizzie Solomon

This event serves as the official opening party for the Exhibit and serves as a reception and celebration for these artists. Come out, see the show, and meet some of the incredible talent Pittsburgh has to offer.

The ToonSeum showcases a superhero icon with the opening of WONDER WOMAN: VISIONS, a new exhibit celebrating the 75th anniversary of The Amazing Amazon. In regular publication since her debut in All-Star Comics #8 in 1941, Wonder Woman was the first widely-recognizable female comic book superhero. As evidenced by this year’s sensational summer blockbuster film, she remains a popular and culturally symbolic figure of female empowerment, and an inspiration for all.

WONDER WOMAN: VISIONS is co-curated by ToonSeum board president Anthony Letizia and regional visual artist Jessica Heberle. The exhibit contains original art from Wonder Woman comic books published over the last 75 years, and new drawings by regional female artists that pay tribute to the character while likewise reflecting on what Wonder Woman means to each of them personally. VISIONS literally illustrates these messages, and explores what they mean to audiences here in Pittsburgh.

Throughout the exhibition, The ToonSeum will feature programming that sheds more light on the character’s history and evolution, including presentations, workshops, and tours. Demonstrating that The Spirit of Truth still resonates in the 21st Century, VISIONS is not only designed as a way for Pittsburgh to celebrate the character of Wonder Woman, but presents a “vision” of what she represents to Pittsburghers as well.

This exhibition is suitable for ages 8 and above.

Our galleries at 945 Liberty Avenue are designed for wheelchair access, featuring an accessible, gender neutral restroom, and wheelchair seating. Please contact us with questions related to accessibility at our location.

WONDER WOMAN: VISIONS runs at The ToonSeum from November 17, 2017 to February 25, 2018.

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Toonseum
945 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 232-0199

CA – Justice League Cast Q&A + Signing

Voice actors Susan Eisenberg (Wonder Woman), Phil Lamarr (Green Lantern), Maria Canals-Barrera (Hawkgirl) and Voice Director Andrea Romano appear at the Perky Nerd on Saturday, November 18th from 2:00 – 5:00 PM for a Q&A and signing!

It will be $5 cash at the door which includes a comic, panel, and meet and greet. Plus, thanks to our wonderful friends at the WB, we will be giving away mini posters. Any purchase over $25 will earn a full size movie poster and JL shield pin while supplies last and earns you a ticket into the raffle to win a Justice League Funko POP and two free tickets to see the Justice League in theatres. You can also check out our Just Us League Fan Art Show in the art gallery featuring local artists. It’s going to be a superhero kind of Saturday.

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The Perky Nerd
1606 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank, California 91506
(818) 823-7511

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

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

Press Release:

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 www.certifiedguaranty.com.

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.

ON – Doomsday Clock #1 Release Party

GEOFF JOHNS appears for a signing at Gotham Central Comics on Tuesday, November 21st at 11:57 PM for the Doomsday Clock MIDNIGHT RELEASE PARTY!

Geoff Johns is one of the most prolific and popular contemporary comic book writers. He has written highly acclaimed stories starring Superman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Teen Titans, and Justice Society of America. He is the author of The New York Times best-selling graphic novels GREEN LANTERN: RAGE OF THE RED LANTERNS, GREEN LANTERN: SINESTRO CORPS WAR, JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA: THY KINGDOM COME, SUPERMAN: BRAINIAC and BLACKEST NIGHT.

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Gotham Central Comics and Collectibles
1400 Aimco Blvd. Unit 1, Mississauga, ON L4W 1B2, Canada
+1 905-212-9992

OR – Whiteout Compendium Release Party

Writer Greg Rucka and artist Steve Lieber appear on Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM at Handsome Pizza to celebrate the release of the WHITEOUT COMPENDIUM from Oni Press. They’ll be serving special “Whiteout” and “Steve Lieber” pizzas to commemorate this event. This event is free to the public but the compendium and the pizza will cost you. Copies of WHITEOUT COMPENDIUM will be sold on-site courtesy of Bridge City Comics.

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Handsome Pizza
1603 NE Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97211
(503) 247-7499

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