NYC – Modern Fantasy #1 Signing

Artist Kristen Gudsnuk and writer Rafer Roberts appear at Comic Book Jones on Saturday July 14, 2018 to sign MODERN FANTASY #1 from Dark Horse Comics! And it’s Kristen’s birthday to boot!

Kristen is also the creator of Henchgirl, Rafer is the creator of Plastic Farm and has written several titles for Valiant Comics including Archer & Armstrong and X-O Manowar.

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Comic Book Jones
2220 Forest Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10303-1700
781-448-1234

Brian Thies & Tim Bradstreet Appear at Splash Page Art Booth during SDCC 2018

Press Release:

Splash Page Comic Art is setting up at Booth #4400 at Comic-Con International in San Diego on July 19th – 22nd.

We are taking pre-orders for Brian Thies artist of AVP, inker on Winter Soldier and recently X-O Manowar. In addition to pre-orders, he’ll be at my booth Preview night Wed (when most artists aren’t at the show yet) sketching. He should also be there most of the time.

Brian Thies Art will be drawing:

  • 8 x 10″ head sketches start at $75
  • 9 x 12″ bust for $125 and 3/4 Figure starting at $150 (This includes Blank Sketch Covers in this size slot)
  • 11 x 17″ full figure starting at $300
  • Additional characters are $75 each.
  • Optional backgrounds are $150 The DOMINO piece is an example of a 9×12″ Bust piece.

You can email me through the Contact page on my website or message me.

Tim Bradstreet, cover artist of Punisher, Hellblazer, Jennifer Blood, Pestilence and a million more will be appearing and signing at our booth throughout the show. Details will be added closer to the show.

In addition to Brian Thies being there, I’m bringing an entire portfolio or pre-done sketches and full commissions by a variety of artists that I rep, used to rep, and other items out of my personal collection. (including $75-100 Charlie Adlard Walking Dead sketches). Some of these can already be seen on the website, other items are brand new and not up.

I’ll also be bringing published originals from a variety of guys I represent, but if you want to make sure something is there, please contact me now to get it included in my shipment that I’m making early this coming week.

This isn’t a great picture of the misc sketches, but here’s several of the items coming. See you all soon.
Mark Hay SplashPageArt.Com

NYC – Modern Fantasy #1 Signing

Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm, X-O Manowar) and Kristen Gudsnuk (Henchgirl) appear at Royal Collectibles on Saturday, June 30th at 2:00 PM to sign copies of their new comic – Modern Fantasy #1 from Dark Horse Comics!

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Royal Collectibles
96-01 Metropolitan Avenue, Forest Hills, NY 11375
718-793-0542

DE – Thanos and Darkseid: Carpool Buddies of Doom Signing

Cartoonist Rafer Roberts appears at The Comic Book Shop on Sunday, July 1st from noon till 3:30 PM for a signing.

Rafer Roberts is a writer and artist who has been making comics for over two decades. His creator owned work includes the long running Plastic Farm, Nightmare the Rat, and the Tumblr famous Thanos and Darkseid: Carpool Buddies of Doom which he co-created with Justin Jordan.

He is also the writer and co-creator with Kristen Gudsnuk of Modern Fantasy, published by Dark Horse Comics. Rafer’s mainstream comics work includes the writing duties on A&A: The Adventures of Archer and Armstrong and Harbinger: Renegade for Valiant Comics.

His work on X-O Manowar #38 received two Harvey Award nominations for the Special Award for Humor in Comics and Best Cartoonist. He currently lives in the wilds of Western Maryland, far from everything.

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The Comic Book Shop
1855 Marsh Road, Wilmington, DE 19810
(302) 477-1119

NY – Deadpool Co-Creator Signing

Writer Fabian Nicieza co-creator of Deadpool, Domino, X-Force, and a host of other comic characters, appears at Sleeping Giant Collectibles on Saturday, June 9th from 11:00 AM till 5:00 PM for his first-ever appearance in the Buffalo area. All attendees will receive a free Deadpool comic while supplies last.

A fee will apply for Nicieza signatures, which can also be ordered online. Certificates of Authenticity will be available, as will CGC witnessing.

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Sleeping Giant Collectibles
80 Clinton Street Tonawanda, NY 14150

Valiant Heads to Denver Comic Con 2018 with a Sensational Array of Exclusives, Panels, and More

Press Release:Valiant

It’s almost time for Denver Comic Con, and Valiant is prepared to bring its A-game to Colorado’s biggest pop culture convention this year with a brand-new slate of exclusives, merchandise, programming, and more!

From Friday, June 15th to Sunday, June 17th, join Valiant within the Colorado Convention Center at Booth 1237 for a vast selection of our Volume 1 trade paperbacks, as well as other collected works, from the most critically acclaimed superhero universe in comics today – including award-winning and critically acclaimed titles like BLOODSHOT SALVATION, NINJA-K, FAITH, X-O MANOWAR, SECRET WEAPONS, BRITANNIA, ETERNITY, and more!

Plus: If you’re looking to enter the comic industry, Valiant will be holding portfolio reviews every day of the convention, from 11 a.m – 12 p.m. and 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. at Booth 1237! Stop by to receive personalized one-on-one guidance from a member of our prestigious editorial team! Portfolio reviews are first come, first served, so don’t be late!

While you’re at the Valiant Booth, check out the VALIANT HIGH #1 Denver Comic Con Exclusive Variant, featuring a limited-edition cover by Eisner-nominated artist Joe Eisma (Morning Glories, Archie)! From rising star Daniel Kibblesmith (QUANTUM AND WOODY!, Lockjaw) and Eisner Award-winning artist Derek Charm (Jughead), get ready for your first day of school inside a hilarious reimagining of Valiant’s award-winning superhero universe – one where the next world-ending cataclysm will have to wait until after prom night!

Also, gear up for HARBINGER WARS 2 with this Con-Exclusive Livewire T-Shirt, featuring art from the cover of the incredible HARBINGER WARS 2: PRELUDE #1, written by Eric Heisserer (Arrival) with art by Raúl Allén (SECRET WEAPONS) and Patricia Martín (BLOODSHOT REBORN)! Pushed to the brink by the government she once served, Toyo Harada’s former star pupil has made an irreversible decision… and deactivated America’s power supply in a last-ditch bid to save the extraordinary individuals called “psiots” from extinction. As a nation goes dark, the paths of our world’s most powerful heroes are converging… and the stage is now set for the most cataclysmic confrontation in the history of the Valiant Universe!

Then, get ready for an unforgettable slate of panels from Valiant Entertainment all weekend long!

First up: New to the Valiant Universe, or just looking to sharpen your knowledge of our vast array of characters? Valiant 101: New Fans Start Here! is the panel you can’t miss! On Friday, June 15th, at 3 p.m. in Room 501, join us for a concise and fun-filled introduction to the origins and adventures of Valiant’s greatest and most iconic heroes – from BLOODSHOT and SHADOWMAN to FAITH and HARBINGER RENEGADE to NINJAK and X-O MANOWAR! From The A.V. Club to Buzzfeed and Entertainment Weekly and dozens more, Valiant has been hailed as the premier superhero publisher in comics today. Now, look no further than this panel of Valiant all-stars to find out where to start!

Next: Don’t miss the Valiant Presents: HARBINGER WARS 2 and Beyond panel presentation on Saturday, June 16th at 3 p.m. in Room 501! Valiant’s biggest, most ambitious and most impactful comic book event of all time is finally upon us – and in the aftermath of HARBINGER WARS 2, the Valiant Universe will never be the same! As X-O Manowar, the Harbinger Renegades, Bloodshot, Secret Weapons, and a cast of thousands draw their battle lines, find out what awaits this Fall and beyond as Valiant’s next major leap forward begins here! Featuring special surprises from acclaimed writer Jody Houser (FAITH) and dazzling artist Joe Eisma (QUANTUM AND WOODY!)!

The excitement comes to a head on Sunday, June 17th at 3 p.m. in Room 501 for Valiant Presents: The Craft of Comics – a candid, behind-the-scenes panel discussion about the critically acclaimed comic series that make Valiant the best-reviewed publisher in the business! Find out just what it takes to put together a compelling story from start to finish, how to make your project stand apart, and how the editorial process functions at the highest levels – from the award-winning industry veterans behind the Valiant Universe’s greatest hits and a host of fan-favorite titles, including X-O MANOWAR, SHADOWMAN, HARBINGER WARS 2, and more!

For more information, visit Valiant on FacebookTwitterTumblr, Instagram, and ValiantEntertainment.com.

Valiant Announces Exclusives & Panels at Phoenix Comic Fest 2018

Press Release:

Phoenix Comic Fest is just a few short days away, and Valiant is ready to take the Valley of the Sun’s hottest pop culture convention by storm with a sensational slate of surprises!

From Thursday, May 24th to Sunday, May 27th, join Valiant at the Phoenix Convention Center at Booth 758-760 for a complete selection of trade paperbacks and deluxe hardcovers from the largest independent superhero universe in comics today, including such critically acclaimed and award-winning titles as X-O MANOWAR, SECRET WEAPONS, BLOODSHOT SALVATION, HARBINGER, BRITANNIA, DIVINITY, FAITH, and many more!

Also, don’t miss the HARBINGER WARS 2 #1 Phoenix Comic Fest Exclusive Variant, featuring a limited-edition cover by fan-favorite artist Jeff Piña! From New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (X-O MANOWAR, DIVINITY, Mind MGMT) and superstar artist Tomás Giorello (X-O MANOWAR), the most powerful Valiant event ever attempted erupts in full force as X-O Manowar, Livewire, the Harbinger Renegades, Bloodshot, the Secret Weapons, Ninjak, and a cast of thousands draw their battle lines in HARBINGER WARS 2! This cover is EXCLUSIVELY LIMITED to Phoenix Comic Fest and only 250 copies will be printed!

But that’s not all! Gear up for the release of VALIANT HIGH #1 on May 30th and show off your superhero school pride with the debut of the VALIANT HIGH Con Exclusive T-shirt! Mark yourself as a member of the most elite athletic department around with this limited-edition offering, featuring Valiant High’s prestigious school mascot – the X-O Manowar!

Then: Do you have friends who are new to the Valiant Universe – or do you need a refresher yourself? On Friday, May 25th at 3 p.m. in North 231C, jump on board with Valiant 101: New Fans Start Here!, a concise and fun-filled introduction to the origins and adventures of Valiant’s greatest and most iconic heroes – from BLOODSHOT and SHADOWMAN to FAITH and HARBINGER RENEGADE to NINJAK and X-O MANOWAR! From The A.V. Club to Buzzfeed and Entertainment Weekly and dozens more, Valiant has been hailed as the premier superhero publisher in comics today. Now, look no further than this panel of Valiant all-stars to find out where to start!

The fun continues on Saturday, May 26th at 12 p.m. in North 225AB with the Valiant Presents: HARBINGER WARS 2 and Beyond panel presentation! Valiant’s biggest, most ambitious and most impactful comic book event of all time is finally upon us – and in the aftermath of HARBINGER WARS 2, the Valiant Universe will never be the same! As X-O Manowar, the Harbinger Renegades, Bloodshot, Secret Weapons, and a cast of thousands draw their battle lines, find out what awaits this Fall and beyond as Valiant’s next major leap forward begins here – first at Phoenix Comic Fest with exclusive announcements and artwork!

Finally, join some of the talented editors in Valiant’s bullpen on Sunday, May 27th at 1:30 p.m. in North 222C for Valiant Presents: The Craft of Comics – a candid, behind-the-scenes panel discussion about the critically acclaimed comic series that make Valiant the best-reviewed publisher in the business! Find out just what it takes to put together a compelling story from start to finish, how to make your series stand apart, and how the editorial process functions at the highest levels – from the award-winning industry veterans behind the Valiant Universe’s greatest hits and a host of fan-favorite titles, including X-O MANOWAR, SHADOWMAN, HARBINGER WARS 2, and more!

For more information, visit Valiant on FacebookTwitterTumblr, Instagram, and ValiantEntertainment.com.

HeroesCon 2018 Add Legends Mike Royer, Steranko & more

HeroesCon has announced more new guests for their 2018 show including Mike Royer, Jim Steranko, Ben Caldwell, Shane Davis, Nathan Fox, Rudy Nebres, Jerry Ordway, Tim Sale, Dean Trippe and more! HeroesCon 2018 takes place June 15-17, 2018 at the Charlotte Convention Center.

BEN CALDWELL Prez, A-Force, Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn, Dare Detectives
SHANE DAVIS Axcend, Superman Earth One, Superman Batman, Green Lantern
JEFF DEKAL Iron Fist, Kingpin, Hulk
MICHAEL EURY | FRI & SAT ONLY Editor-in-Chief of Back Issue Magazine
JOHN FLOYD | Wonder Woman & Tasmanian Devil, Django Unchained, Batman, Rune
NATHAN FOX | The Weatherman, Vertigo SFX, Captain Victory, Dogs of War, Haunt, DMZ
JODY LEHEUP | The Weatherman, Shirtless Bear-Fighter
DANIEL LEISTER Lord of Gore, Werewolf Run, Hack/Slash
RUDY NEBRES Dr Strange, Conan, Deadly Hands of Kung Fu, Eerie, Creepy
JERRY ORDWAY | Superman , Captain Marvel, Infinity Inc., WildStar
MIKE ROYER | Mister Miracle, Kamandi, Superman, The Demon, Disney, Tarzan, New Gods
TIM SALE | Captain America, Batman, Spider-Man, Catwoman
CHRIS SCHWEIZER The Creeps, The Crogan Adventures, Pirates of the Caribbean
KEVIN SHARPE | Thor, He-Man, X-Men
BRIAN SHEARER | GI Joe, Transformers, Doctor Who, William the Last
JIM STERANKO | Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., History of Comics, Prevue Magazine
DEAN TRIPPE | Something Terrible, Power Lunch, Butterfly, Project: Rooftop

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For the most up-to-date information, check our blog, or sign up for the weekly Heroes Hotline newsletter. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook!

TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

BUYING AN ADVANCE PASS MEANS YOU’LL GET ANY ADVANCE INCENTIVES WE OFFER, FREE!

ENTRY WILL BE $25: FRI $25: SAT $20: SUN / AT THE SHOW ITSELF, SO YOU SAVE AS MUCH AS $20 BY PURCHASING ADVANCE PASSES TODAY! TICKETS ARE NOT REFUNDABLE, UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES WE MAY CREDIT AN UNUSABLE TICKET TOWARD FUTURE TICKET PURCHASES.

HEROES CONVENTION was founded in 1982 by Shelton Drum, owner of Charlotte’s Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find comics shop. Since then the convention has become famous for its comics-first and family-friendly atmosphere, where fans can mingle directly with professionals and exhibitors. Boasting an incredible guest list built mainly on reputation and goodwill, HeroesCon is known nationwide as a “must” on the summer schedule, drawing fans, exhibitors, and creators from all over the world to the Charlotte Convention Center.

NYC – FCBD 2018: Avengers #1 Signing

Artist Clayton Crain (Carnage, X-Force, Ghost Rider) appears at Midtown Comics Downtown on Saturday, May 5th at 2:00 PM to celebrate the launch of a new era for Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in the Midtown Comics exclusive edition of Avengers #1! This is an open signing and we recommend showing up early, just to be safe. Please note that this is NOT the FCBD Avengers title. Purchase of Avengers #1 required. Limit 3 items signed per attendee.

Avengers #1:

Thor Odinson. Steve Rogers. Tony Stark. The Big Three of the Avengers are reunited at last and just in time! The world is in danger of total annihilation as an ancient foe reemerges with devastation in mind! The 2,000 foot tall space gods known as Celestials have returned and their return heralds the coming of the Final Host! Who will answer the call to assemble for a new era of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes? And what is the strange connection between the Final Host and Odin’s ancient band of Prehistoric Avengers? The seeds laid down in Marvel Legacy #1 come to fruition as writer Jason Aaron and artist Ed McGuinness present a new age of heroes in Avengers #1!

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

Valiant Heads To C2E2 2018 with Panels, Exclusives & More Surprises

March 29, 2018 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Illinois

Press Release:

Chicago’s biggest pop culture convention of the year is right around the corner, and Valiant will be there with a spectacular slate of panels, signings, exclusives, apparel, merchandise, graphic novels, and even a HARBINGER WARS 2-themed beer!

From Friday, April 6th through Sunday, April 8th, join Valiant inside Chicago’s McCormick Place at Booth #317 for a complete selection of trade paperbacks and deluxe hardcovers from the largest independent superhero universe in comics today, with critically acclaimed and award-winning titles including X-O MANOWAR, SECRET WEAPONS, BLOODSHOT SALVATION, BRITANNIA, DIVINITY, FAITH, QUANTUM AND WOODY, and many more!

Also, be sure not to miss the SHADOWMAN (2018) #1 C2E2 Exclusive Variant, featuring a stunning limited-edition cover by high-octane artist Stephen Segovia (Action Comics)! In the epic tradition of X-O MANOWAR and BLOODSHOT REBORN, a staggering new beginning for Valiant’s supernatural icon starts here with PART ONE of “FEAR OF THE DARK” – a tense and gripping three-issue introduction pushing Jack Boniface to the farthest edge of fear itself…and into a startling, adrenaline-fueled fight for survival as Shadowman takes command of the birthright he was born to uphold!

Plus: Get ready for the all-star talent charging into the Valiant booth for signings and free sketches, including Stephen Segovia (SHADOWMAN) and New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (X-O MANOWAR, Mind MGMT)!

Next: Valiant has partnered once again with Pipeworks Brewing Co. for the LIVEWIRE RASPBERRY IPA WITH LIME, a new limited-edition brew created to celebrate the upcoming HARBINGER WARS 2 – Valiant’s seismic six-part crossover event combining the talents of X-O MANOWAR creative team Matt Kindt and Tomás Giorello with SECRET WEAPONS creative team Eric Heisserer, Raúl Allén, and Patricia Martín! A portion of the proceeds from all sales of the LIVEWIRE RASPBERRY IPA WITH LIME will benefit Hope for the Day (HFTD.ORG), a Chicago-based proactive suicide prevention and mental health education non-profit.

Pipeworks Brewing Co.’s LIVEWIRE RASPBERRY IPA WITH LIME is a limited release and will be available in select Illinois and New York bottle shops. Find participating retailers and distributors via Pipeworks’ location page, or visit them directly Thursday through Saturday at the Pipeworks Brewing Co. Bottle Shop (3912 W Mclean Ave., Chicago, IL 60647).

Then, head to Room S405a on Friday, April 6th at 5:30 pm for the Valiant Presents: Harbinger Wars 2 and Beyond panel presentation! This summer, HARBINGER WARS 2 – Valiant’s biggest, most ambitious and most impactful comic book event of all time – is about to erupt in full force! The Valiant Universe will never be the same as X-O Manowar, the Harbinger Renegades, Bloodshot, Secret Weapons, and a cast of thousands draw their battle lines in HARBINGER WARS 2! Valiant’s next major leap forward starts here with exclusive announcements and artwork, first at C2E2 2018! Plus: SHADOWMAN, BLOODSHOT SALVATION, NINJA-K, QUANTUM AND WOODY!, and much, much more!

The excitement continues on Saturday, April 7th at 5:15 pm in Room S405b for Valiant Presents: Shadowman Spotlight! This March, Shadowman – more powerful, more terrifying, and more relentless than ever before – storms to the forefront of the Valiant Universe in an adrenaline-fueled ongoing series from superstar writer Andy Diggle and high-octane artist Stephen Segovia! Now, with a staggering new beginning for New Orleans’ supernatural guardian just around the corner, find out what the future holds for one of 2018’s most anticipated new series as Valiant assembles an all-star panel of staff and creators to reveal never-before-seen news and artwork, first at C2E2!

Finally, join us on Sunday, April 8th at 12:15 pm in Room S405b for Valiant: The Craft of Comics! Join some of the talented creators and staff behind Valiant’s slate of critically acclaimed comic series for a candid, behind-the-scenes panel discussion! Find out just what it takes to put together a compelling story from start to finish, how to make your series stand apart, and how the editorial process functions at the highest levels – from the award-winning industry veterans behind the Valiant Universe’s greatest hits and a host of fan-favorite titles, including X-O MANOWAR, BLOODSHOT SALVATION, DIVINITY, and more!

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