Griffin Franks was a joke in Hollywood. A washed up action-hero. Over the hill. Past it. A has-been. A barely-was. But now he IS The Revenger. He’s a star. His movie’s a hit. His latest wife is hot. He finally has everything he wants. Just in time for someone to take it all away. Forever. Starting with his face.
As well as scripting this great new title, Jonathan Ross makes his art debut – he has drawn the cover of the Forbidden Planet Variant of Revenge #1, with inks and colouring by Ian Churchill.
Needing no introduction, JONATHAN ROSS is not only a national celebrity and TV presenter but a lifelong comics enthusiast – who is building a new following of comic fans with his critically acclaimed work on Turf and America’s Got Powers!
IAN CHURCHILL has worked professionally in the comic book industry for 20 years. Debuting on Marvel’s X-Men titles, he went on to illustrate Cable, Deadpool, The Avengers, Superman, Supergirl, Teen Titans, Red Hulk, Richard Starkings’ Elephantmen and his own group of supernatural heroes The Coven. His creator-owned character Marineman, launched in 2010 and received an Eisner Award nomination for Best New Series 2010 and was shortlisted for the 2012 Stan Lee Excelsior Award.
Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
Meet comics legend Neal Adams at 99 Issues Comics on Wednesday, February 19th from 5:00 pm till 7:00 pm! The first autograph is FREE! (Additional autographs are $10 each) Portfolios, Art Prints, Books and Sketches will be available for purchase! We are also taking on commissions so now is the time to get a piece of art drawn up by Neal Adams. Maybe get a Batman: Black & White variant blank with a Batman head sketch drawn on it.
Who is Neal Adams? Neal Adams is a towering figure in the world of comic book creation and art. Neal has had legendary runs on Batman, X-Men, Avengers, Green Lantern/Green Arrow, and Deadman. Adams rescued Batman from the campy nostalgia of the television show, and re-fitted him in his present incarnation as an “Avenger of the Night.” When people say ‘modern Batman,’ they mean Neal Adams’ Batman. His run on Batman led directly to the new, more realistic incarnation in “Batman Returns” movie, which featured the character he created, Ra’s Al Ghul. Neal just did an eight page story in Batman: Black & White #1. Don’t miss out on picking one up at the store and having Neal sign it.
99 Issues Comics
5618 Old Shell Road, Mobile, AL 36608
Comics legend Neal Adams signs at Media Underground Comics’ West Napoleon store on Wednesday, February 5, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm! The first autograph is FREE! (Additional autographs are $10 each) Portfolios, art prints, books and sketches will be available for purchase! Commissions are also available so now is the time to get a piece of art drawn by Neal Adams. Email Jason at adams @ nealadams.com to work out characters and prices.
Media Underground Comics
4953 West Napoleon, Metairie, LA 70001
Writer Scott Lope and artist Phil Jimenez sign at Jake’s Memory Lane Comics on Saturday, January 18th at 1:00 PM!
Come out to Jake’s Memory Lane Comics on Saturday January 18th and meet Superstar Comic Artist Phil Jimenez (Infinite Crisis, Wonder Woman, New X-Men) and new comic writer/ animal advocate Scott Lope.
MLC is teaming up with Jimenez, Lope and, of course, the Savage Wolverine to fight Rhino poaching. 100 percent of the proceeds of Savage Wolverine #12 and #13 from our store will be donated to Animal Warriors to help take the fight to the poachers. This is a great family friendly event. We have plenty of copies to get signed by the Marvel Comics creators. The signing starts at 1pm.
In addition to the signing, we’ll have some crazy good specials, including a fifty cent comic sale!
Jake’s Memory Lane Comics
5214 Market St. 105, Wilmington, NC 28405
Comics legend NEAL ADAMS appears at I Like Comics for a signing on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 from noon till 3:00PM. There will be on hand a witness for CGC signings, Neal himself, and the opportunity to purchase commissions, sketches, autographs, and more. The first autograph is FREE!
I Like Comics
2101 E 4th Plain, Vancouver, Washington 98661
Comics legend Neal Adams appears at A1 Comics on Saturday January 18th from 11:00 am till 2:00 pm.
5361 Auburn Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95841
Comics legend Neal Adams signs at Excalibur Comics on Wednesday January 22, 2014 from 4:00 till 7:00 pm. For information regarding sketches please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
2444 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214-3969
Legendary comics artist NEAL ADAMS appears at Flying Colors Comics on Friday January 17 from 4:00PM-7:00PM.
Flying Colors Comics
2980 Treat Blvd (at Oak Grove Rd), Concord, CA 94518
Neal Adams make his first Santa Cruz appearance at award winning comic book store Atlantis Fantasyworld on Wednesday January 15, 2014! Come meet the legend from 4:00 – 7:00pm!
The first autograph is FREE!
$10 for each subsequent signature.
Who is Neal Adams?
“He’s not only my favorite comic artist,” says Joe Ferrara, owner of Atlantis Fantasyworld, “but one of the greatest in comics history. I first got the idea to open a comic book store in Santa Cruz 37 years ago I knew there was only one person I wanted to draw the logo. Neal was simply the best artist in comics and I wanted that level of excellence to be associated with our new business. In 2001 we celebrated our twenty-fifth anniversary by publishing our own comic, The Song of Mykal. It contains contributions from many comic artists we have met over the years. Neal drew the cover and we will have plenty of copies on hand for the signing”
Neal Adams, born June 15, 1941,is an American comic book creator known for helping to create the definitive modern imagery of the DC Comics characters Superman, Batman, and Green Arrow, the co-founder of the graphic design studio Continuity Associates and the creators-rights advocate who helped secure a pension and recognition for Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.
Adams was inducted into the Eisner Award’s Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 1998, and the Harvey Awards’ Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1999.
Adams was born on Governors Island, New York City, New York,and attended the School of Industrial Art high school in Manhattan. After graduation in 1959, he attempted to find freelance work at DC Comics but ended up at Archie Comics instead. At Archie Comics he wanted to work on the publisher’s newly launched superhero line, edited by Joe Simon. At the suggestion of staffers, Adams drew “three or four pages of [the superhero] the Fly”, but did not receive encouragement from Simon. Sympathetic staffers nonetheless asked Adams to draw samples for the Archie teen-humor comics themselves. While he did so, Adams said in a 2000s interview, he unknowingly broke into comics:
“I started to do samples for Archie and I left my Fly samples there. A couple weeks later when I came in to show my Archie samples, I noticed that the pages were still there, but the bottom panel was cut off of one of my pages. I said, ‘What happened’. They said, ‘One of the artists did this transition where Tommy Troy turns into the Fly and it’s not very good. You did this real nice piece so we’ll use that, if it’s OK.’ I said, ‘That’s great. That’s terrific.’”
That historic panel ran in Adventures of the Fly #4. Afterward, Adams began writing, penciling, inking, and lettering full-page and half-page gag fillers for Archie’s Joke Book Magazine.
In 1962, Adams dove head first into his comics career at the NEA news paper syndicate. Writer Jerry Caplin, a.k.a. Jerry Capp, brother of Li’l Abner creator Al Capp, invited Adams to draw samples for Capp’s proposed Ben Casey comic strip, based on the popular television medical-drama series.
Adams found work at Warren Publishing’s black-and-white horror-comics magazines, under editor Archie Goodwin. Adams debuted there as penciler and inker of writer Goodwin’s eight-page story “Curse of the Vampire” in Creepy #14. He and Goodwin quickly collaborated on two more stories, in Eerie #9 and Creepy #15.
Near the end of the Silver Age, Adams was assigned his first superhero covers, illustrating that of Action Comics #356 and the same month’s Superman’s Girl Friend, Lois Lane #79, featuring Superman and a mysterious new costumed character, Titanman. Also that month, Adams drew his first superhero story, teaming with writer Gardner Fox on the lighthearted backup feature “The Elongated Man” in Detective Comics #369. Shortly there after he drew Batman himself, along with the supernatural superhero the Spectre, on the cover of The Brave and the Bold #75- the first published instance of Adams’ work on what would become two of his signature comics characters. The first instance of Adams drawing Batman in an interior story was “The Superman-Batman Revenge Squads” in World’s Finest Comics #175.
Another signature character, in what would prove Adams’ breakout series, was the supernatural hero Deadman, who had debuted in DC’s Strange Adventures #205. Adams succeeded co-creator artist Carmine Infantino with the following issue’s 17-page story “An Eye for an Eye”. Adams went on to draw both the covers and stories for issues 207-216, and taking over the scripting with #212. The series became a fan sensation, winning many awards and was quickly inducted into the Alley Award Hall of Fame. Adams himself received a special award “for the new perspective and dynamic vibrance he has brought to the field of comic art”.
Adams also worked on such titles as The Specter, Teen Titans, Brave and the Bold ,Weird Western Tales and House of Mystery. He drew covers for Action Comics and Justice League of America.
In 1969 Adams started working freelance at Marvel on X-Men. He continued to work on titles including; The Avengers, Tower of Shadows and Amazing Adventures.
Some of his most recognized work was done in the series Green Lantern/Green Arrow, which started in 1970. This series pushed the boundaries of subject matter in comics by tackling the sensitive subjects of drug addiction and race relations.
During the 1970s, Adams was politically active in the industry, and attempted to unionize its creative community. His efforts helped lead to the modern industry’s standard practice of returning original artwork to the artist, who can earn additional income from art sales to collectors. He won his battle in 1987, when Marvel returned original artwork to him and industry legend Jack Kirby, among others. Adams helped lead the lobbying efforts that resulted in Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster receiving decades-overdue credit and some financial compensation from DC.
In addition to the inventory available at Atlantis Fantasyworld, Neil will bring various prints portfolios for purchase.
1020 Cedar Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Comic Odyssey proudly welcomes legendary X-Men artist/Bishop creator and Image Comics Founder WHILCE PORTACIO!
JOIN US at our brand new GREENHILLS Branch on Saturday, JANUARY 4, 2014 from 1-4PM and meet one of the all time greats! Get your comics signed, take a selfie with Whilce, or simply stop by, shake his hand and say hello.
Whilce is a true comics legend and proudly Filipino. His body of work is just amazing. He has worked on a countless number of titles including The Punisher, X-Men, Iron Man, Hulk, Batman, X-Factor, and more! And, let’s not forget two of his most famous creations… Wetworks and Stone!
We’ll have for sale on the day of the event, a few limited edition convention prints by Whilce. Keep an eye on this event’s page for images and details.
Plus, let’s start off the new year with our first Signing Event Sale of the year!
Variants and Comic Sets – 20% OFF.
Vintage Comics – 10% off.
Posters / Action Figures / Statues / T-shirts – 10% off.
and ALL BACK ISSUES IN OUR BINS – only P100 each!
WHILCE PORTACIO LIMITED EDITION PRINTS are now avalable! These prints were previously only available at SDCC and other conventions in the U.S. Whilce has made a very limited quantity available for the event.
Fully Booked Promenade Greenhills
Quezon City, Philippines