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  • Boom! Studios Announces Schedule for WonderCon 2015

    Press Release:

    Award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios is pleased to announce it will be exhibiting at WonderCon Anaheim 2015, which will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California, during the weekend of April 3-5, 2015.

    BOOM! can be found at booth #611 on the show floor and will host the following creators:

    Boom-StudiosAppearing and signing all weekend will be:

    • Bryce Carlson (Hit)

     

    Sketching at the booth all weekend will be:

    • Kassandra Heller (Adventure Time)

    • Stephanie Gonzaga (Adventure Time)

     

    Appearing for one-hour signings throughout the weekend:

    Friday, April 3

    • 3-4 PMMarc Andreyko (Clive Barker’s Nightbreed)

     

    Saturday, April 4

    • 11AM-12 PMYehudi Mercado (Rocket Salvage)

    • 12-1 PMMatt Gagnon (Day Men)

    • 1-2 PM Mike Johnson (Sleepy Hollow: Origins)

    • 4-5 PM Brian Lynch (Bill & Ted’s Most Triumphant Return), Amy Stoch (Missy from the Bill & Ted ), Scott Kroopf (Bill & Ted films producer)

     

    Sunday, April 5

    • 1-2 PMNoelle Stevenson, Shannon Watters (Lumberjanes)

     

    BOOM! will also present and participate in the following panels at WonderCon:

    BOOM! Studios: From Page to Screen

    Friday, April 3, 5:30-6:30 PM, Room 208

    Comics publisher BOOM! Studios is actively developing several of its original titles for film and television. Have you ever wondered what that process is like? Hear from BOOM! Studios Founder and CEO Ross Richie, President of Development Stephen Christy; screenwriter Arash Amel (Butterfly); and entertainment attorney Matt Sugarman as they talk about the process of shopping a comic book property in Hollywood. Moderated by The Hollywood Reporter’s Borys Kit.

     

    Push Comics Forward: BOOM! Studios Celebrates 10 Years and Looks Ahead to the Next 10

    Saturday, April 4, 2:003:00 PM, Room 211

    10 years ago, Ross Richie started BOOM! Studios from a spare bedroom in his house. Today, BOOM! is a multiple award-winning top 10 publisher. But rather than look back at what we’ve achieved the past 10 years, join us as we look ahead to the next 10 years and talk about Push Comics Forward, a movement to inspire publishers, creators, press, and fans to join the conversation on what is helping to improve the industry, and what more can be done. Join Ross Richie, President of Publishing and Marketing Filip Sablik, and Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon as they host creators Bryce Carlson (Hit); Shannon Watters (Lumberjanes); Trevor Crafts & Matt Daley (Lantern City), and more to talk about how BOOM! is helping to Push Comics Forward. Plus, each attendee will receive an exclusive Lantern City pin!

     

    Push “Excellence” Forward: New “Bill & Ted” Comics Come to BOOM! Studios

    Saturday, April 4, 5:30-6:30 PM, Room 208

    As part of its ongoing desire to Push Comics Forward, BOOM! Studios carefully selects key licensed properties to help bring new readers to comics. In March, the publisher launches Bill & Ted’s Most Triumphant Return, a new comic series based on the classic films about two, excellent high school buddies who go on to bring about world peace through their music. Join the comic’s writer, Brian Lynch; editors Ian Brill and Alex Galer; star of the films, Amy Stoch, PhD (Missy); and producer of the films Scott Kroopf as they talk about the new series and the everlasting popularity of Bill & Ted. Moderated by BuzzFeed’s Kirk Damato.

     

    Push Fun Forward: The Importance of All-Ages Comics

    Sunday, April 5, 11:30-12:30 PM, Room 213

    All-ages comics are important now more than ever in helping to bring in new and lapsed readers, from practically every demographic. Join us as BOOM! Studios Associate Editor Whitney Leopard leads a discussion of the significance of all-ages comics—from what it has achieved thus far to what lies ahead—with creators Shelli Paroline (Adventure Time), Derek Fridolfs (Batman: Li’l Gotham), Mairghread Scott (Transformers: Windblade), and more.

     

    BOOM! Studios editor Shannon Watters will participate in an hourlong portfolio review on Saturday of WonderCon:

    Saturday, April 4

    BOOM! Studios Portfolio Review

    Saturday, April 4, 12:301:30 PM, Room 206B

    Shannon Watters, the Editor of BOOM! Studios’ all-ages imprint KaBOOM! and experimental imprint BOOM! Box, is conducting portfolio reviews at WonderCon Anaheim. Please bring sequential work relating to all-ages content as well as out-of-the-box ideas, plus cover art, color art, and materials showing off your personal style. No story pitches, please.

     

    And finally, BOOM! will have the following exclusive variants available for purchase at the booth:

    • Bill & Ted’s Most Triumphant Return #1 – Cover by Braden Lamb (Adventure Time)

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    • Sleepy Hollow: Origins #1 – Cover designed by Michelle Ankley (Photo credit: Brownie Harris and John Lopez)

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    For tickets and more information on WonderCon Anaheim 2015, visit their site at comic-con.org/wca.

    ABOUT BOOM! STUDIOS

    Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. BOOM! Studios is comprised of four distinct imprints. The original Studios imprint is home to Mike Carey’s Suicide Risk; James Tynion IV’s The Woods; Mark Waid’s Irredeemable; Sons of Anarchy; and Big Trouble in Little China. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 Guns was released as a feature film from Universal Pictures, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ Peanuts; Jim Davis’ Garfield; Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball, and Steven Universe; Mike Kunkel’s Herobear and the Kid; and Natasha Allegri’s Bee and PuppyCat. BOOM!’s experimental imprint BOOM! Box publishes The Midas Flesh and Lumberjanes. In June 2013, BOOM! acquired Archaia Entertainment (archaia.com). Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of Mouse Guard, Cow Boy, Gunnerkrigg Court, Rust, and Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand. In October 2013, BOOM! Studios entered into a unique first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox, giving the studio access to its library of titles and giving the publisher access to Fox’s vast catalog of films. In August 2014, BOOM! Studios began a similar first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox TV to develop properties for the small screen.

    Dark Horse Announces Exclusive WonderCon 2014 Variants

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    Press Release:

    DARK HORSE ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE WONDERCON 2014 VARIANTS!

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MILWAUKIE, OR —As the pop culture world gears up for this year’s WonderCon in Anaheim, CA, Dark Horse announces two special variant covers for this year’s show!

    First up, Dark Horse brings an all-new variant cover for a critical hit and fan favorite, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, with an exclusive Season Ten first-issue cover by Tomb Raider art director Brian Horton! Limited to 1,000 copies, these are sure to be scarce!

    Second is a variant for Angel & Faith Season Ten #1, by Buffy cover artist Steve Morris! Again, with only 1,000 copies produced, these will go fast!

    These two special WonderCon exclusives will retail for $5 and are limited to five per person.

    Dark Horse also has three other convention exclusives, produced in limited editions and available while supplies last!

    Legendary artist Stan Sakai has done a special cover for the upcoming The Witcher, a canonical tie-in series in the world of the Witcher video games, which have collectively won over 250 awards and sold more than 5.5 million copies worldwide! All proceeds from the sale of this limited-edition variant will benefit Stan and Sharon Sakai.

    Art Baltazar and Franco bring you the characters that sprung from Mike Mignola’s imagination, with an AW YEAH twist, in Itty Bitty Hellboy! A limited-edition hardcover is available at WonderCon for $20, while supplies last!

    The Last of Us: American Dreams, from Faith Erin Hicks (The Adventures of Superhero Girl) and Naughty Dog’s Neil Druckmann, collects the comics that are the official lead-in to the game. This limited-edition hardcover will first be available at PAX East this weekend, and then in very limited quantities at WonderCon for $24.99.

    About Dark Horse

    Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent, such as Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Brian Wood, Gerard Way, Felicia Day, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends, such as Will Eisner, Neal Adams, and Jim Steranko, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, such as The Mask, Ghost, Timecop, and SpyBoy. Its successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star Wars, Mass Effect, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, EVE Online, Halo, Serenity, Game of Thrones, and Domo. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading publishers of both creator-owned content and licensed comics material.

    How to Train Your Dragon 2 Soars Into WonderCon 2014

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    20th Century Fox and Dreamworks Animation bring How to Train Your Dragon 2 director Dean DeBlois and Jay Baruchel, the voice of Hiccup, to WonderCon this weekend for an exclusive sneak peek of the movie and a signing at Booth #1468!

    SCHEDULE:
    Friday, April 18th
    11:30 a.m.: Booth opens, sales and giveaways begin
    12:00 noon: Demonstration of new How to Train Your Dragon apps begins
    1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Airbrush artist on-site to create Dragons tattoos
    7:00 p.m.: Booth closes

    Saturday, April 19th
    9:30 a.m.: Booth opens, sales and giveaways begin
    10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Airbrush artist on-site to create Dragons tattoos
    12:45 p.m. (tentative): Fox panel presentation begins at the Arena
    2:00 p.m.: Jay Baruchel and Dean DeBlois arrive at booth #1468 for fan signing
    2:30 p.m.: Fan signing ends
    3:00 p.m.: Demonstration of new How to Train Your Dragon apps begins
    7:00 p.m.: Booth closes

    Sunday, April 20th
    10:30 a.m.: Booth opens, sales and giveaways begin
    11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Airbrush artist on site to create Dragons tattoos
    1:00 p.m.: Demonstration of new How to Train Your Dragon apps begins
    5:00 p.m.: Booth closes

    Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Cast Appears at WonderCon 2014

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    Press Release:

    Award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios is pleased to announce that Dawn of the Planet of the Apes cast members Andy Serkis (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight Rises, The Dark Knight) and Keri Russell (The Americans, Felicity), along with film director Matt Reeves (Let Me In, Felicity), will make an exclusive signing appearance at the BOOM! Studios booth during WonderCon in Anaheim, California, on Saturday, April 19. BOOM! Studios is the official publisher of Planet of the Apes comics.

    Limited-edition WonderCon exclusive Dawn of the Planet of the Apes prints illustrated by Garry Brown (The Massive, Sons of Anarchy) will be available for purchase for $20, and the cast will be available to sign them from 2:30-3 p.m. on Saturday, April 19, at the BOOM! Studios booth, #319, at the Anaheim Convention Center. The signing will be ticketed and a print purchase is required for the signing.

    Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is about a growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar that is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.

    Twentieth Century Fox will release Dawn of the Planet of the Apes worldwide July 11th, 2014. For more information, visit dawnofapes.com.

    For tickets and information for WonderCon, visit comic-con.org/wca.

    ABOUT BOOM! STUDIOS
    Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. BOOM! Studios is the home of Mike Carey’s SUICIDE RISK, Clive Barker’s NEXT TESTAMENT and HELLRAISER, Paul Jenkins and Humberto Ramos’ FAIRY QUEST, PLANET OF THE APES, Max Bemis’ POLARITY and Mark Waid’s IRREDEEMABLE. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 GUNS was recently released as a feature film from Universal Pictures, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ PEANUTS, Jim Davis’ GARFIELD, Cartoon Network’s ADVENTURE TIME and REGULAR SHOW, Mike Kunkel’s HEROBEAR AND THE KID, and Roger Langridge’s Eisner Award-winning SNARKED. In June 2013, BOOM! acquired Archaia Entertainment (archaia.com). Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of MOUSE GUARD, COW BOY, GUNNERKRIGG COURT, RUST, SPERA, JIM HENSON’S TALE OF SAND, and many other great titles. In October 2013, BOOM! Studios entered into a unique first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox, giving the studio access to its library of titles and giving the publisher access to Fox’s vast catalog of films.

    DC Comics Panel & Signing Schedule for WonderCon 2014

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    Press Release:

    WonderCon officially kicks off in Anaheim, CA tomorrow!

    If you’re heading to the pop culture event this weekend, stop by the DC Entertainment Booth (#401) to say hello! Be sure to attend the fantastic panels and creator signings we’ll be hosting  throughout the weekend. And don’t forget to pick up some exclusives.

    Take a look at the panel and signing schedule* below, so you don’t miss a thing. Or download the DC Entertainment Events App on Apple’s App Store or the Google Play Store to stay up to speed on all DC Entertainment happenings.

    Hope to see you there!

    Friday, April 18TH

    12:30-1:30pm – Creator Signing 
    Talent: TEEN TITANS GO! (Cast Signing)

    1:00-2:00pm DC Entertainment – ALL ACCESS
    Panelist(s): Mike Cotton, Shelly Bond, Jim Chadwick
    Moderator(s): John Cunningham
    Talent: Jim Lee

    At DC Entertainment, there’s never been a better time to be a fan!  Come by for unfiltered access to all things DC Entertainment!  Find out what some of DC’s biggest names have to share from behind-the-scenes!  Joining the All-Media party will be some of the industry’s top talents, so don’t miss out!
    Room 300AB

    3:30-4:30pm – Creator Signing 
    Talent: SON OF BATMAN (Cast Signing)

    4:00-5:00pm DC COMICS – Batman
    Moderator(s): Larry Ganem
    Talent: Marc Andreyko, Brian Buccellato, Francis Manapul, Gail Simone

    Batman’s crusade against the corrupt and evil has permeated across the DC Universe and beyond! Join some of the hottest creators who are behind the Dark Knight for an exclusive look at what’s in store for the World’s Greatest Detective! There has never been a better time to walk the streets of Gotham City!
    Room 300AB

    5:00-6:00pm – Creator Signing
    Talent: Tony Daniel, Cliff Chiang, Gail Simone

    6:00-7:00pm – Creator Signing
    Talent: Robert Venditti, Brett Booth

    6:00-8:00pm World Premiere: SON OF BATMAN

    Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, DC Entertainment, and Warner Bros. Animation present the World Premiere of Son of Batman, the landmark 20th entry in the ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies. In the film, Batman learns he has a son, Damian-and to further complicate matters, the mother is Talia al Ghul, daughter of one of Batman’s most dreaded enemies, Ra’s al Ghul. When the odds quickly turn against Batman and Damian, Batman must become both father and mentor to the aggressive, agile new Robin. Together they form an uneasy alliance to try and thwart the criminal enterprise of Deathstroke and his army of ninja man-bats before there are international consequences. Be among the first to see this new film, then stay for a star-studded panel led by the voice of Batman, Jason O’Mara (Terra Nova, Life on Mars), producer James Tucker (Justice League: War), director Ethan Spaulding (The Simpsons, Avatar: The Last Airbender), dialogue director Andrea Romano (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns), character designer Phil Bourassa (Justice League: War), and some special guests. Based on Grant Morrison’s famed DC storyline, Son of Batman arrives May 6 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD.

    Saturday, April 19th

    10:30-11:30am – Creator Signing
    Talent: Bernard Chang, Brett Booth

    12:00-1:00pm – Creator Signing 
    Talent: Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellato

    1:30-2:30pm – Creator Signing
    Talent: Cliff Chiang, Kyle Higgins

    3:00-4:00pm – Creator Signing
    Talent: Marv Wolfman, Yanick Paquette

    3:00-4:00pm DC COMICS – THE NEW 52
    Panelist(s): Mike Cotton
    Moderator(s): John Cunningham
    Talent: Brett Booth, Bernard Chang, Cliff Chiang, Tony Daniel, Francis Manapul, Robert Venditti

    New and veteran fans alike are welcomed to be a part of history as the DC team and top-notch talent discuss the books that are shaping this new era of DC Comics! Don’t miss this exclusive look inside the hottest comic line in decades!
    Room 300AB

    4:00-5:00pm – Creator Signing
    Talent: Gail Simone

    4:00-5:00pm Batman 75th Anniversary
    Moderator(s): John Cunningham
    Talent: Kevin Conroy, Ralph Garman, Peter Girardi, Jim Lee, Kevin Smith, Bruce Timm

    Throughout his 75 year history, the Dark Knight has become one of the most popular and widely recognized super heroes in the world. From comics to TV to movies to video games, the World’s Greatest Detective has permeated all entertainment mediums and beyond. Come by for a look at Batman’s rich history and what the future holds this pop culture icon!
    Room 300AB

    5:00-6:00pm DC Comics – Green Lantern: A Universe at War!
    Moderator(s): Larry Ganem
    Talent: Bernard Chang, Robert Venditti

    The cosmic uprising has begun and it is the Green Lantern Corps vs the entire universe! Come by as the creators behind the Corps shed light on the events that have sent shock waves across the different Lantern Corps and beyond!
    Room 207

    5:30-6:30pm – Creator Signing
    Talent: Jim Lee, Chris Conroy

    Sunday, April 20th

    11:30am-12:30pm – Creator Signing
    Talent: Brian Buccellato, Francis Manapul

    2:00-3:00pm DC ENTERTAINMENT 101Essentials
    Panelist(s): Mike Cotton
    Moderator(s): John Cunningham

    DC Comics’ backlist is full of the most exciting stories ever told! New fans and veteran fans alike are welcome for an in-depth tutorial on the essential stories and products that make up DC Entertainment’s rich history. Room 300AB

    2:30-3:30pm – Creator Signing
    Talent: Robert Venditti, Bernard Chang

    3:30-4:30pm ART MASTERS: DRAWING DC
    Moderator(s): Larry Ganem
    Talent: Tony Daniel, Francis Manapul, Yanick Paquette

    DC Entertainment is proud to have some of the most immensely talented artists working in comics today. Join us for a unique look into their visual approach in shaping some of your favorite books!
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    WonderCon takes place April 18-20 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.

    *Signing schedule and panelists are subject to change.

    IDW Signing Schedule for WonderCon 2014

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    Press Release:

    Comics publisher IDW is returning to WonderCon this weekend in a big way. In addition to panels and exclusives, IDW will be holding several signings with many of their best artists and writers.

    Talent from IDW comics series Mars AttacksGodzilla, G.I. JOETransformersMy Little PonyJudge Dredd, Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesStar TrekThe Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle, and many others will be on hand at the IDW Booth #309. Attendees can swing by the booth to meet talent like Gabriel Rodriguez, Mark Evanier, Mike Costa, Scott Tipton, Chris Mowry, and others.

    During selected signings, IDW will also be giving away free exclusive variants, preview comics, and posters to attendees, including:

    • Exclusive Winterworld Preview Ashcan!
    • Exclusive Little Nemo in Slumberland Preview Ashcan!
    • America’s Army Show Exclusive #0 issue variant edition
    • America’s Army Show Exclusive Poster

    From the press release, here’s the complete signing schedule, including what times you can stop by to pick up your free IDW exclusives:

    idw-tfWONDER CON 2014 IDW EVENT SCHEDULE! 
    SIGNING AT THE IDW BOOTH, #309!

    Friday April 18th
    12:00 – 1:00  Love and Capes – Thom Zahler

    1:00 – 3:00  IDW MVP & Guest of Honor – Gabriel Rodriguez (Locke & Key)
    *Check out the Locke & Key: Alpha & Omega HC show exclusive, and Gabriel Rodriguez Locke & Key Artist’s Edition Portfolio!

    2:00 – 3:00  Mars Attacks, The Hollows, The Colonized – Chris Ryall

    3:00 – 4:00  America’s Army  M. Zachary Sherman
    *Check out the exclusive free comics & posters!

    3:00 – 4:00  Godzilla: Rulers of Earth – Chris Mowry

    4:00 – 5:00  G.I. JOE: Special Missions – Paul Gulacy

    5:00 – 6:00  Transformers – John Barber, Flint Dille, Mairghread Scott

    6:00 – 7:00  My Little Pony – Tony Fleecs

    6:00 – 7:00  Mean Streets: Baja – Ben Wagner

    Saturday April 19th

    11:00 – 12:00  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Tom Waltz

    11:00 – 12:00 America’s Army  M. Zachary Sherman
    *Check out the exclusive free comics & posters!

    12:00 – 1:00  Judge Dredd: Mega-City Two – Douglas Wolk

    12:00 – 1:00  The Illegitimates – Marc Andreyko

    1:00 – 2:00  Amelia Cole – D.J. Kirkbride

    2:00 – 3:00  Darby Pop Bonanza! 
    Eric Garcia – City: The Mind in the Machine
    John Raffo – 7th Sword
    Andrew Robinson – 7th Sword
    Bernard Chang – City: The Mind in the Machine, Indestructible

    3:00 – 4:00  LITTLE NEMO LAUNCH PARTY – IDW Guest of Honor Gabriel Rodriguez, Eric Shanower
    * Check out the free advance ashcan!

    4:00 – 5:00 Godzilla: Rulers of Earth – Chris Mowry

    4:00 – 5:00  The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle – Mark Evanier

    5:00 – 6:00  T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents – Roger Robinson

    5:00 – 6:00  G.I. JOE: The Cobra Files – Mike Costa

    6:00 – 7:00  Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who – Scott Tipton

    Sunday April 20th

    12:00 – 1:00  Kill Shakespeare – Conor McCreery, Anthony Del Col

    1:00 – 3:00  IDW MVP & Guest of Honor – Gabriel Rodriguez (Locke & Key)
    *Check out the Locke & Key: Alpha & Omega HC show exclusive, and Gabriel Rodriguez Locke & Key Artist’s Edition Portfolio!

    3:00 – 4:00 Godzilla: Rulers of Earth – Chris Mowry

    BOOM! Studios Goes Coast-to-Coast with Awesome Con AND WonderCon 2014

    ADVENTURE TIME 2014 ANNUAL #1 Awesome Con Exclusive Cover by Ian McGinty

    ADVENTURE TIME 2014 ANNUAL #1 Awesome Con Exclusive Cover by Ian McGinty

    Press Release:

    BOOM! STUDIOS GOES COAST-TO-COAST WITH AWESOME CON AND WONDERCON, APRIL 18-20, 2014

    April 9, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA – Award-winning comic book publisher BOOM! Studios announced today it will exhibit at both Awesome Con in Washington, D.C. and WonderCon in Anaheim, California, during the weekend of April 18-20, 2014.

    At Awesome Con, which will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., BOOM! can be found at booth number 421. They will host the following creators all weekend:

    Brooke Allen (LUMBERJANES)
    Ian McGinty (ADVENTURE TIME: CANDY CAPERS)
    Jerry Gaylord (LOKI: RAGNAROK & ROLL, FANBOYS VS. ZOMBIES)
    In addition, an Awesome Con exclusive variant cover of ADVENTURE TIME 2014 ANNUAL #1 illustrated by Ian McGinty will be sold through the convention. Starring baby versions of Fionna and Cake, this is the first-ever horizontal ADVENTURE TIME issue!

    For tickets and more information on Awesome Con, visit awesomecondc.com.

    At WonderCon, which will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California, BOOM! Studios can be found at booth number 319. They will host the following creators at the booth all weekend:

    Eric M. Esquivel (LOKI: RAGNAROK AND ROLL, BRAVEST WARRIORS, FREELANCERS)
    Megan Hutchison (AN AURORA GRIMEON STORY: WILL O’ THE WISP)
    Michael Alan Nelson (DAY MEN, 28 DAYS LATER, PROTOCOL: ORPHANS)
    Mike Kunkel (HEROBEAR AND THE KID)
    Noelle Stevenson (LUMBERJANES, ADVENTURE TIME)
    In addition, signings with the following creators are scheduled:

    FRIDAY, April 18
    2-3 p.m. R.J. Ryan (THE JOYNERS IN 3D)
    5-6 p.m. Claudio Sanchez and Chondra Echert (TRANSLUCID, AMORY WARS, KEY OF Z, KILL AUDIO) – This is a ticketed signing. Tickets are only available at the BOOM! Studios booth whille supplies last on the day of the specified signing.

    SATURDAY, April 19
    1-2 p.m. Steven Grant (2 GUNS, 3 GUNS, ROBOCOP, DECEIVERS)
    3-4 p.m. Claudio Sanchez and Chondra Echert (TRANSLUCID, AMORY WARS, KEY OF Z, KILL AUDIO) – This is a ticketed signing. Tickets are only available at the BOOM! Studios booth whille supplies last on the day of the specified signing.
    5-6 p.m. R.J. Ryan (THE JOYNERS IN 3D)

    SUNDAY, April 20
    11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. R.J. Ryan (THE JOYNERS IN 3D)
    1-2 p.m. Claudio Sanchez and Chondra Echert (TRANSLUCID, AMORY WARS, KEY OF Z, KILL AUDIO) – This is a ticketed signing. Tickets are only available at the BOOM! Studios booth whille supplies last on the day of the specified signing.)
    3:30-4:30 p.m. Natasha Allegri (ADVENTURE TIME: FIONNA & CAKE, BEE AND PUPPYCAT)

    In addition, the BOOM! Studios booth will host sketch artists all weekend, including:
    Hannah Nance Partlow (ADVENTURE TIME: CANDY CAPERS)
    Kassandra Heller (ADVENTURE TIME)
    For $20, fans can request and purchase custom sketches to be drawn on blank ADVENTURE TIME Get-A-Sketch covers.

    Special WonderCon exclusive variants will be available for purchase for:
    BRAVEST WARRIORS 2014 ANNUAL #1 (cover by Sam Lavagnino, the voice of CatBug on the “Bravest Warriors” show!)
    HEROBEAR AND THE KID: SAVING TIME #1 (cover by Mike Kunkel)
    LUMBERJANES #1 (cover by Jess Fink)
    TRANSLUCID #1 (cover by Dan Duncan)
    BOOM! will present the following panels at WonderCon:

    We Are BOOM!
    Sat., April 19, 3:30 p.m., Room 208
    Last year was a banner year for BOOM! highlighted by the release of our first feature 2 GUNS (starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg) and new first-look deal with 20th Century Fox. Archaia joined us as a new imprint, we expanded the all-ages KaBOOM! lineup, and launched our newest imprint, BOOM! Box. Join BOOM! Studios VP of Publishing and Marketing Filip Sablik and Editor-In-Chief Matt Gagnon as we share our mission to create the future of comics…now. We are BOOM! Come Innovate With Us.

    Redefining All-Ages Comics
    Sun., April 20, 11:30 a.m., Room 203
    Join KaBOOM! Editor Shannon Watters as she moderates a lively discussion about the importance of all-ages comics in today’s market and teases what’s in store from the BOOM! Studios imprint in 2014. We’re not just talking about “kids” comics, we’re talking about amazing comics that can be enjoyed by young, old, and everyone in between! Adding to the discussion are all-ages creators Mike Kunkel (HEROBEAR AND THE KID), Natasha Allegri (ADVENTURE TIME: FIONNA AND CAKE), and Noelle Stevenson (ADVENTURE TIME)! Bring the whole family and discover comics to share!

    For aspiring artists, BOOM! will participate in the following portfolio reviews at WonderCon:

    Sat., April 19, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Room 206 B
    With Assistant Editor Whitney Leopard and Editor Rebecca Taylor.

    Sun., April 20, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Room 206 B
    With Editor Shannon Watters.
    For tickets and information for WonderCon, visit comic-con.org/wca.

    ABOUT BOOM! STUDIOS
    Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. BOOM! Studios is the home of Mike Carey’s SUICIDE RISK, Clive Barker’s NEXT TESTAMENT and HELLRAISER, Paul Jenkins and Humberto Ramos’ FAIRY QUEST, PLANET OF THE APES, Max Bemis’ POLARITY and Mark Waid’s IRREDEEMABLE. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 GUNS was recently released as a feature film from Universal Pictures, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ PEANUTS, Jim Davis’ GARFIELD, Cartoon Network’s ADVENTURE TIME and REGULAR SHOW, Mike Kunkel’s HEROBEAR AND THE KID, and Roger Langridge’s Eisner Award-winning SNARKED. In June 2013, BOOM! acquired Archaia Entertainment (archaia.com). Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of MOUSE GUARD, COW BOY, GUNNERKRIGG COURT, RUST, SPERA, JIM HENSON’S TALE OF SAND, and many other great titles. In October 2013, BOOM! Studios entered into a unique first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox, giving the studio access to its library of titles and giving the publisher access to Fox’s vast catalog of films.

    BRAVEST WARRIORS 2014 ANNUAL #1 WonderCon Exclusive Cover by Sam Lavagnino

    BRAVEST WARRIORS 2014 ANNUAL #1 WonderCon Exclusive Cover by Sam Lavagnino

    HEROBEAR AND THE KID: SAVING TIME #1 WonderCon Exclusive Cover by Mike Kunkel

    HEROBEAR AND THE KID: SAVING TIME #1 WonderCon Exclusive Cover by Mike Kunkel

    LUMBERJANES #1 WonderCon Exclusive Cover by Jess Fink

    LUMBERJANES #1 WonderCon Exclusive Cover by Jess Fink

    TRANSLUCID #1 WonderCon Exclusive Cover by Dan Duncan

    TRANSLUCID #1 WonderCon Exclusive Cover by Dan Duncan

    Celebrate 75 Years of Batman at WonderCon 2014

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    Press Release:

    All-Star Batman 75th Anniversary Panel includes Jim Lee, Kevin Smith, Kevin Conroy,
    Bruce Timm , Ralph Garman, and Peter Girardi

    DC Entertainment (DCE) will mark the 75th anniversary of its iconic Batman character at WonderCon 2014 with an impressive line-up of can’t-miss reveals and exclusives sure to thrill fans of the world’s most popular Super Hero.

    A special highlight of DCE’s WonderCon activities will be the Batman 75th Anniversary Panel scheduled for Saturday, April 19 at 4 pm. The exclusive event brings together a stunning collection of superstar talent heavily influenced by the legendary Dark Knight and his rich 75-year history. DCE co-publisher and renowned Batman artist Jim Lee will join the all-star celebrity duo and writers of the forthcoming BATMAN ’66 MEETS THE GREEN HORNET mini-series Kevin Smith (ClerksMallrats) and Ralph Garman (Family Guy, KROQ radio personality), the legendary voice of Batman Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated SeriesBatman: Arkham Knight), Peter Girardi, SVP – Creative Affairs, Warner Bros Animation and groundbreaking Batman animator Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series) in a fascinating discussion about the celebrated Super Hero. The must-see panel will also feature an exclusive premiere of an animated short from Darwyn Cooke, inspired by the Batman Beyond series.

    In addition, DCE will join Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation for special events including:

    • The world premiere of Son of Batman, the landmark 20th entry in the ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies. Taking place Friday at 6:00 pm, the screening precedes a star-studded panel including the voice of Batman, Jason O’Mara (Terra NovaLife on Mars).
    • A special screening of an all-new episode of Teen Titans Go! Scheduled for Friday at 2:00 pm, go behind the scenes of the fan-favorite series with a panel featuring the show’s producers and members of the voice cast.
    • Son of Batman and Teen Titans Go! select voice cast signings will be held at the DCE booth (wristbands required).  The Teen Titans Go! signing will take place on Friday at 1:30pm and signings for Son of Batman will take place on Friday at 3:30pm.

    Fans attending WonderCon also have the chance to pick-up three exclusive variant comic books at the Graphitti Designs booth (#301) including:

    • The debut issue of the new blockbuster weekly BATMAN: ETERNAL #1
    • The latest “Riddler” themed cover of BATMAN #29 in a location-specific hue of blue from artist Greg Capullo
    • The must-own debut issue of THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE #1 featuring an exclusive 3-D motion cover, never before seen and only available at the Con

    Home to the most talented writers and artists in the business, DCE’s interactive 1200 square foot booth (#401) will serve as a hub for its stellar collection of appearances, announcements and events at WonderCon 2014.

    Can’t make the Con? DC Entertainment’s website is the go-to place for behind the scenes coverage and in-depth interviews. Also, look out for a WonderCon 2014 special edition of DC All Access webseries premiering on Tuesday, April 22 at 10am PST.

    Dark Horse Schedule for WonderCon 2014

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    Press Release:

    Visit Dark Horse at booth #519 and come see our panels! Details are below!

    Free comics, prints, or posters will be available at each signing. There will also be items available for sale. Certain restrictions may apply. Please note that signings will be ticketed or capped as needed. All events are subject to change.
    FREE SIGNINGS Dark Horse Booth #519
    Friday, April 18
    1:00 p.m. Avatar: The Last Airbender: Gene Yang
    3:00 p.m. Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi: Dan Parsons
    Saturday, April 19
    11:00 a.m. Bad Houses: Sara Ryan
    12:00 p.m. Avatar: The Last Airbender: Gene Yang
    3:00 p.m. Tomb Raider: Gail Simone
    4:00 p.m. Never Ending: D. J. Kirkbride, Robert Love
    5:00 p.m. The Fifth Beatle: Vivek J. Tiwary, Andrew C. Robinson
    Sunday, April 20
    11:30 a.m. Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10: Christos Gage
    1:00 p.m. The Star Wars: Mike Mayhew
    3:00 p.m. Serenity: Leaves on the Wind: Zack Whedon, Georges Jeanty*
    *Ticketed event. A set number of tickets will be distributed Friday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings by drawing.
    PANELS
     
    Friday, April 18
    5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. Room 203 The Making of Star Wars
    WonderCon Anaheim special guest artist Mike Mayhew (Avengers) goes behind the scenes of the Diamond Gem Award–winning series The Star Wars, from Dark Horse Comics. Mike will take you on a tour of the universe that was never meant to be, from its mysterious origins to a sneak peek at the collected volumes coming this summer.
    Saturday, April 19
    5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m., Room 213 Dark Horse Presents Avatar: The Last Airbender
    Dark Horse’s growing line of books following up on the original Nickelodeon hit animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender have achieved bestseller status! Working directly with the show’s creators, Gene Yang (American Born Chinese, Boxers and Saints) penned the first three-book series, The Promise, to universal acclaim, and followed it with The Search. Now, Yang tackles the events directly following The Search in The Rift. Join Gene Yang for an exclusive look at what’s to come in what is sure to be one of the year’s most talked about series!
    Sunday, April 20
    1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m., Room 213 Dark Horse Presents Whedonversity
    Dark Horse’s continuations of Joss Whedon’s cult favorites (Serenity, Buffy, Angel & Faith) remain some of the most-talked-about comics in today’s market. Dark Horse and WonderCon Anaheim are giving you an exclusive chance to hear all there is to tell about the upcoming arcs of both Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Serenity from the creative teams themselves! Join Dark Horse, along with Buffy Season 10 writer Christos Gage, Serenity writer Zack Whedon, and artist Georges Jeanty, for what is guaranteed to be one panel you don’t wanna miss!

    Valiant Brings “Valiant First” to Wondercon 2014

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    Press Release:

    VALIANT Brings VALIANT FIRST to WONDERCON 2014 with EXCLUSIVES, PANELS, SIGNINGS, and More!

    From April 18th–20th, get the inside track on RAI, ARMOR HUNTERS, THE DELINQUENTS and the rest of Valiant’s power-packed VALIANT FIRST publishing line-up at WonderCon Anaheim 2014!

    With special guests including James Asmus (writer – Quantum and Woody, The Delinquents), David Baron (colorist – Archer & Armstrong, Shadowman: End Times), Joshua Dysart (writer – Harbinger, Armor Hunters: Harbinger), and Robert Venditti (writer – Armor Hunters, X-O Manowar), stop by Booth #210/212 inside the Anaheim Convention Center for a weekend packed with special signings, free giveaways, and con-exclusive products you won’t find anywhere else – including the all-new Harbinger #22 “Death of a Renegade” WonderCon Exclusive Variant by red-hot artist Michael Walsh (Secret Avengers, Comeback)!

    Limited to 500 copies, this WonderCon-exclusive release captures Valiant’s team of wayward teenage heroes just before they strike out into the pages of the most important Harbinger story ever told in “Death of a Renegade” – an all-new turning point beginning in April’s Harbinger #22 that will see one of the Renegades’ own fall…and change everything that follows in its wake.

    Then, join an all-star panel of Valiant creators and staff on Saturday, April 19th at 11:30 AM PST in Room #203 for the VALIANT COMICS: INSIDE VALIANT FIRST panel presentation, spotlighting the biggest wave of must-read releases yet from one of the most acclaimed and in-demand publishers in comics today! What do you read FIRST? All summer long, Valiant will be rocketing to the top of your read pile with VALIANT FIRST – an all-new initiative unleashing a major #1 issue each month from May onward by some of the most talented creators in comics. And, with ARMOR HUNTERS, the Earth-shaking comic book event of 2014, just weeks away, check in here to find out what the future holds for Valiant’s award-winning heroes. Plus: get your first look at all-new news and artwork from RAI, THE DEATH-DEFYING DR. MIRAGE, UNITY, X-O MANOWAR, QUANTUM AND WOODY, HARBINGER, BLOODSHOT, and much more!

    We’ll see you at WonderCon!

    VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT – WONDERCON 2014 SIGNING SCHEDULE
    BOOTH #210/212

    Friday, April 18th:

    4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Robert Venditti, David Baron

    Saturday, April 19th:

    1:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Joshua Dysart
    2:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Robert Venditti
    3:00 pm – 4:00 pm: James Asmus
    4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: David Baron

    Sunday, April 20th:

    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Robert Venditti
    1:00 pm – 2:00 pm: James Asmus
    2:00 pm – 3:00 pm: David Baron

    For more information, visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter, on Tumblr, and at ValiantUniverse.com.

    For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

    For more information on WonderCon 2014, visit http://www.comic-con.org/wca.

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