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July 14th, 2018 by Cherry

IDW has five days of geek fun from signings to panels 

San Diego Comic Con 2018

 

 

 

Wednesday July 18th Preview Night

6:00 – 7:00 Transformers: Unicron – John Barber
(*Convention exclusive available!)
6:00 – 8:00 Bloom County – Berkeley Breathed
(*Convention exclusive hardcover available!)
7:00 – 8:00 Euthanauts Tini Howard
(*Book debut!)
8:00 – 9:00 Star Wars Adventures – Derek Charm, Shaun Manning, Mauricet,
Cavan Scott, Landry Q. Walker
(*Convention exclusives available!)
8:00 – 9:00 Marvel MasterpiecesJoe Jusko
(*Convention exclusive hardcover available!)

Thursday July 19th

10:00 – 11:00 Locke & Key, Sword of Ages – Gabriel Rodriguez
(*Convention exclusives available!)
10:00 – 11:00 The Three Rooms in Valerie’s Head – Dan Berry
10:00 – 11:00 GumballsErin Nations
10:00 – 11:00 The Jekyll Island ChroniclesEd Crowell, Jack Lowe,
Steve Nedvidek
10:00 – 11:00 Limbo LoungeDave Calver
11:00 – 11:30 Marvel MasterpiecesJoe Jusko
(*Convention exclusive hardcover available!)
11:00 – 12:00 Coin-Op ComicsMaria Hoey, Peter Hoey
11:00 – 12:00 Walled City Aya Morton, Anne Optowsky
12:00 – 1:00 Bloom County – Berkeley Breathed
(*Convention exclusive hardcover available!)
12:00 – 1:00 Transformers – John Barber, Fico Ossio, Mairghread Scott
(*Convention exclusive available!)
12:00 – 1:00 GoosebumpsJen Vaughn
1:00 – 2:00 For Better or For Worse – Lynn Johnston
(*San Diego Comic Con Special Guest!)
(*Book debut!)
1:00 – 3:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesKevin Eastman, Tom Waltz,
Mateus Santolouco, Bobby Curnow
(*Convention exclusives available!)
(*Ticketed signing, see employee for details)
2:00 – 3:00 Bram Stoker’s DraculaMike Mignola
(*Book debut!)
3:00 – 4:00 Star Wars Adventures – Derek Charm, Delilah Dawson,
Shannon Eric Denton, Shaun Manning, Mauricet, Cavan Scott,
Landry Q. Walker
(*Convention exclusives available!)
3:00 – 4:00 Marvel MasterpiecesJoe Jusko
(*Convention exclusive hardcover available!)
4:00 – 5:00 Bloom County – Berkeley Breathed
(*Convention exclusive hardcover available!)
4:00 – 5:00 Sonic The Hedgehog – Takashi Iizuka, Evan Stanley, Caleb Goellner
(*Convention exclusives available!)
(*Limited edition print available as gift with purchase!)
5:00 – 6:00 V-Wars – Jonathan Maberry, Ryan Brown
5:00 – 6:00 Locke & Key, Sword of Ages – Gabriel Rodriguez
(*Convention exclusives available!)
5:00 – 6:00 The Scooter ChroniclesShahriar Fouladi
6:00 – 7:00 Wynonna Earp – Melanie Scrofano, Tim Rozon, Emily Andras,
Beau Smith, Lora Innes
(*Convention exclusives available!)
(*Ticketed signing, see employee for details)
6:00 – 7:00 Assassinistas Tini Howard, Gilbert Hernandez
(*Book debut!)

Friday July 20th

10:00 ­– 11:00 The Jekyll Island Chronicles Steve Nedvidek, Jack Lowe, Ed Crowell
10:00 ­– 11:00 Surfside Girls ­– Kim Dwinell
10:00 – 11:00 I Am A Number ­– Rian Hughes
10:00 – 11:00 For Better or For Worse – Lynn Johnston
(*San Diego Comic Con Special Guest!)
11:00 – 12:00 Marvel MasterpiecesJoe Jusko
(*Convention exclusive hardcover available!)
11:00 – 12:00 My Little Pony Agnes Garbowska, Tony Fleecs, Jeremy Whitley,
Thom Zahler
(*Convention exclusive available!)
11:00 – 12:00 Limbo LoungeDave Calver
12:00 – 1:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesTom Waltz, Mateus Santolouco,
Bobby Curnow, Caleb Goellner
12:00 – 1:00 Locke & Key, Sword of Ages – Gabriel Rodriguez
(*Convention exclusives available!)
12:00 – 1:00 Judge DreddMark Russell
(*Convention exclusive available!)
1:00 – 2:30 Wynonna Earp – Melanie Scrofano, Tim Rozon, Shamier Anderson,
Dominique Provost-Chalkley, Katherine Barrell, Varun Saranga, Chantel Riley, Emily Andras, Beau Smith
(*Convention exclusives available!)
(*Ticketed signing, see employee for details)
3:00 – 4:00 Liz Wrightson
3:00 – 4:00 Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesAndy Suriano, Ant Ward
(Co-executive producers of the new animated series!)
(*Convention exclusive available!)
4:00 – 5:00 Full Bleed Vol. 2 Launch Party – Dirk Wood, Gideon Kendall, Erin Nations,
Jen Vaughn, Jarrett Melendez, Sara Richard, Mark Russell,
Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Rob Salkowitz
(*Book debut!)
4:00 – 5:00 Ward’s ValleyBobby Curnow
4:00 – 5:00 Surfside Girls ­– Kim Dwinell
5:00 – 6:00 Star TrekMike Johnson, David Tipton, Scott Tipton, J.K. Woodward
(*Convention exclusives available!)
5:00 – 6:00 Ghostbusters – Erik Burnham
5:00 – 6:00 Come Again – Nate Powell
(*Book debut!)
5:00 – 6:00 The Three Rooms in Valerie’s Head Dan Berry
5:00 – 6:00 GumballsErin Nations
6:00 – 7:00 The X-Files – Delilah Dawson, J.J. Lendl, Jonathan Maberry,
Mister Sam Shearon, Denton Tipton
6:00 – 7:00 From Hell, The Goat GettersEddie Campbell
(*Get a free preview of the upcoming release!)

Saturday July 21st

10:00 – 11:00 DuckTalesBobby Moynihan, Matt Youngberg, Frank Angones,
Sean Jimenez
(*Voice Actor, Executive Producers, and Art Director of the hit series!)
(*Convention exclusives available!)
(*Ticketed signing, see employee for details)
10:00 – 11:00 Goosebumps – Jeremy Lambert
11:00 – 12:00 Star Wars Adventures – Derek Charm, Elsa Charretier, Pierrick Colinet,
Shaun Manning, Mauricet, Cavan Scott
(*Convention exclusives available!)
11:00 – 12:00 Stretch Armstrong Kevin Burke, Doc Wyatt
12:00 – 1:00 Star Trek – Mike Johnson, David Tipton, Scott Tipton, J.K. Woodward
(*Convention exclusives available!)
12:00 – 1:00 My Little PonyTony Fleecs, Jeremy Whitley, Thom Zahler
1:00 – 2:00 Sh*t My President SaysShannon Wheeler
1:00 – 2:00 God is Disappointed in You – Mark Russell
1:00 – 2:00 Come Again Nate Powell
(*Book debut!)
1:00 – 2:00 I Am A Number Rian Hughes
1:00 – 2:00 Ward’s ValleyBobby Curnow
1:00 – 2:00 Coin-Op Comics Maria Hoey, Peter Hoey
2:00 – 3:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Tom Waltz, Freddie E. Williams,
Mateus Santolouco
(*Convention exclusives available!)
2:00 – 3:00 Locke & Key, Sword of Ages – Gabriel Rodriguez
(*Convention exclusives available!)
2:00 – 3:00 Transformers: Unicron John Barber
(*Convention exclusive available!)
2:00 ­– 3:00 AssassinistasGilbert Hernandez
(*Book debut!)
2:00 – 3:00 Goosebumps – Jen Vaughn
3:00 – 4:00 Transformers – John Barber, Brendan Cahill, Fico Ossio,
Mairghread Scott, Magdalene Visaggio
3:00 – 4:00 Marvel MasterpiecesJoe Jusko
(*Convention exclusive hardcover available!)
4:00 – 5:30 Wynonna Earp – Shamier Anderson, Tim Rozon, Dominique Provost-Chalkley, Katherine Barrell, Varun Saranga, Chantel Riley, Emily Andras, Beau Smith
(*Convention exclusives available!)
(*Ticketed signing, see employee for details)
6:00 – 7:00 SECRET PROJECT TO BE ANNOUNCED AT SDCC – Fico Ossio
6:00 – 7:00 Locke & Key, Sword of Ages – Gabriel Rodriguez
(*Convention exclusives available!)
6:00 – 7:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesTom Waltz, Mateus Santolouco

Sunday July 22nd 

10:00 – 11:00 My Little Pony – Tony Fleecs, Sara Richard
10:00 – 11:00 The Jekyll Island Chronicles Steve Nedvidek, Jack Lowe, Ed Crowell
11:00 – 12:00 Marvel MasterpiecesJoe Jusko
(*Convention exclusive hardcover available!)
11:00 – 12:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Tom Waltz, Mateus Santolouco,
Freddie E. Williams, Caleb Goellner
12:00 – 1:00 Ghostbusters – Erik Burnham
12:00 – 1:00 Star Wars Adventures Cavan Scott, Shaun Manning
1:00 – 2:00 Goosebumps – Jeremy Lambert 
1:00 – 2:00 Essex County, The Underwater WelderJeff Lemire
1:00 – 2:00 Come AgainNate Powell
(*Book debut!)
1:00 – 2:00 Ward’s Valley – Bobby Curnow
1:00 – 2:00 The Three Rooms in Valerie’s Head – Dan Berry
2:00 – 3:00 For Better or For Worse – Lynn Johnston
(*San Diego Comic Con Special Guest!)
(*Book debut!)
2:00 ­­­– 3:00 Love is LoveMarc Andreyko, Cecil Castellucci, Nyambi Nyambi
3:00 – 4:00 The Jekyll Island Chronicles Steve Nedvidek, Jack Lowe, Ed Crowell
3:00 – 4:00 Marvel MasterpiecesJoe Jusko
(*Convention exclusive hardcover available!)

The Top Shelf section of the booth will be filled all weekend with more great creators, too!

IDW’s panels

Transformers: Unicron and Beyond
Thursday , 7/19, 10:00a.m. – 11:00a.m., Room: 29AB
The planet-eater Unicron has arrived, and nothing will be spared! Come join IDW Editor-in-Chief John Barber, associate publisher David Hedgecock, editor David Mariotte, Hasbro’s Director of Global Publishing Michael Kelly and creators behind the blockbuster event of the summer to find out what’s in store for the Autobots and a hint at what comes next!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles For All!
Thursday , 7/19, 11:00a.m. – 12:00p.m., Room: 28DE
Three eras of the Ninja Turtles collide in one room! Co-creator Kevin Eastman is joined by the current comic book creative team of Tom WaltzBobby Curnow, along with other special guests as they talk about the past, present, and future of the heroes in a half shell! Turtle power! There will also be a special Turtle Trivia with prizes for the ultimate TMNT fan!

Spotlight on Lynn Johnston
Thursday, 7/19, 11:00am – 12:00am, Room 32AB
ComicCon special guest Lynn Johnston is the Canadian creator of For Better or For Worse. This family-based comic strip has been syndicated since 1979 and was named Best Syndicated Comic Strip in 1992. At its peak, For Better or For Worse appeared in more than 2,000 newspapers in 23 countries and was translated into 8 languages for a devoted readership of more than 220 million. Expect to learn more about Johnston’s career in comics and what she’s been up to lately!

Joe Jusko Spotlight
Thursday, 7/19, 12:00p.m. – 1:00p.m., Room: 9
Joe Jusko is one of the premier and most in-demand painters of comic book and trading-card art working today. In an award-winning career spanning more than 40 years, he has produced extraordinary illustrations for Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., and many more. Join this acclaimed artist as he talks with IDW editor Scott Dunbier about his long and storied (and believe us, there are stories!) career.

Sonic the Hedgehog’s Way Past Cool Panel
Thursday, 7/19, 2:00p.m. – 3:00p.m., Room: 9
Sonic The Hedgehog has raced back into comics, bringing old enemies and new friends along for the ride! Join IDW editors Joe Hughes and David Mariotte, artist Evan Stanley, Sega Licensing Specialist Michael Cisneros, Director of Product Development Austin Keys, and special guest Takashi Iizuka, the Head of Sonic Team for a fun discussion on comics and upcoming games, surprise announcements, and more!

Spotlight on Shannon Wheeler
Thursday July 19, 2018 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Room 26AB
ComicCon special guest Shannon Wheeler (New Yorker cartoonist and Too Much Coffee Man creator) presents a special slide show and free gifts. Secrets will be revealed! Shannon shot 5,000 comics with a gun (self-proclaimed stupidest gimmick ever). Learn the history of the Japanese Bootleg shirt. Was Huey Newton (Black Panther leader) Shannon’s landlord? Did Shannon’s mom take them to hear cult leader Jim Jones speak? Did Shannon smuggle cigars out of Cuba? All true. Those stories will be told, plus selections from his new book, Memoirs of a Very Stable Genius, including “Camp Micro-Penis,” “Getting Trapped in the Paris Subway,” and “How To Sell a Sex Doll.” There might be some dirty words.

IDW: PDX presents Full Bleed
Friday, 7/20, 12:00p.m. – 1:00p.m., Room: 32AB
Ted Adams, CEO & co-founder of IDW and Dirk Wood, Creative Director of IDW:PDX present FULL BLEED: A sneak-peek into the world’s only 200 page, hardcover, print only comics & culture “magazine!” Prizes, announcements, Q&A, and a roundtable discussion on comics, journalism and more! Featuring Art Director Robbie Robbins, and contributors Jen Vaughn, Jarrett Melendez, Kim Dwinell, Gideon Kendall, Christina “Steenz” Stewart, and more! Got a pitch for Full Bleed? Bring it to the panel!

The Human Condition: Connecting Humanity With Graphic Novels
Friday, 7/20, 1:00p.m. – 2:00p.m., Room: 23ABC
Featuring vibrant stories that bring tales of strength, courage, and determination to audiences of all ages. As the graphic novel space gains popularity and general interest, it presents a powerful medium for sharing complex stories or characterizations across the nuanced tableau of our multi-cultural world. From books featuring real-life frontierswoman Calamity Jane, to the brutal Spanish Revolution, and even the personal demons that cast doubt within our lives — this panel will show the strength of sequential graphic story telling in the 21st Century.

The One, The Only, Artist’s Edition!
Friday, 7/20, 4:00p.m. – 5:00p.m., Room: 4
Since their inception nearly a decade ago, Artist’s Editions have become one of the most acclaimed (and imitated) formats in comics. IDW has won five prestigious Eisner-awards for their line of massive art books… so far! Join IDW Director of Special Projects Scott Dunbier as he fills you in on upcoming projects—some not yet announced—and presents a slide show featuring an amazing sampling of art. We’ll talk about Artist’s Editions, Artist Select Series, and Art in general! There will be a special guest or two, and trivia questions to test your knowledge of comic art (AE related, naturally)—the winner will get an AE prize as well as bragging rights… a fun time for all!

Wynonna Earp Season 3 Premiere!
Friday, 7/20, 5:00p.m. – 6:30p.m., Horton Grand Theatre
Join the cast and creators of the breakout SYFY hit series Wynonna Earp as they celebrate the beginning of season three! Come see Melanie ScrofanoShamier AndersonTim RozonDomonique Provost-ChalkleyKatherine Barrell, Varun Saranga, and Chantel Riley along with show runner Emily Andras, and comic creator Beau Smith and watch an exclusive screening of the first episode of the new season, Blood Red and Going Down.

Saturday Morning Cartoon Jam with IDW
Saturday, 7/21, 10:00a.m. – 11:00a.m., Room: 23ABC
From Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to My Little Pony, Star Wars Adventures, Sonic the Hedgehog, and more, IDW publishes some of the hottest properties in children’s comics on the market today. Come meet the people who make it happen and learn the comic-making process so you can make a comic of your own! There will be interactive activities, great announcements, and a special gift for everyone who attends!

Jack Kirby’s Artwork Extravaganza Encore!
Saturday, 7/21, 11:30a.m. – 12:30p.m., Room 24ABC
Back by popular demand, the smash-hit panel returns to San Diego! A larger-than life celebration of the King of Comics features an unprecedented multi-media presentation of over 1,300 pieces of Jack Kirby artwork. IDW President and Publisher Greg Goldstein, is joined by esteemed artist Joe Jusko and some surprise guests to discuss the unrivaled work of the legendary talent, Jack Kirby. Everyone in attendance will take home a limited-edition print with them!

IDW’s Big News Panel!
Saturday, 7/21, 1:00p.m. – 2:00p.m., Room: 25ABC
Be among the first to hear about IDW’s big announcements at SDCC! New titles! New creators! All the news that’s fit to print in one place. Plus, don’t miss out on an exclusive give away that you can ONLY get here!

IDW Entertainment & SYFY Present: Wynonna Earp
Saturday, 7/21, 6:45p.m. – 7:45p.m., Room 6DE
Join the cast and creators of the breakout SYFY hit series Wynonna Earp! Come see Melanie ScrofanoShamier AndersonTim RozonDomonique Provost-ChalkleyKatherine Barrell, Varun Saranga, and Chantel Riley along with show runner Emily Andras, and comic creator Beau Smith as they reveal behind-the-scenes antics, show off exclusive footage, and answer your biggest questions about season 3!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles On the Tabletop
Sunday, 7/22, 2:00p.m. – 3:00p.m., Room: 4
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has an exciting year on the way for board games. With a successful Kickstarter just finishing up for Munchkin and a new tabletop miniatures game on the way. This panel will look at how the Ninja Turtles are doing on the tabletop, a discussion with the game designers, an early look at the miniatures and then a special/exclusive announcement for the next game!

Plus, don’t miss the CBLDF auction, benefitting the non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the First Amendment rights of the comics medium on Saturday night at the Hilton Bayfront, Sapphire Room AB at 8PM. Featuring a Keynote speech by Top Shelf writer/artist Nate Powell (Come Again, artist onMarch trilogy), and live-sketching from veteran artist David Lloyd (V for Vendetta)!

 

About IDW
IDW Media Holdings, Inc. (OCTQX: IDWM) is a fully integrated media company, which includes publishing, games, entertainment, and the San Diego Comic Art Gallery.

IDW Publishing’s comic book and graphic novel catalog includes some of the world’s most popular entertainment brands, including TransformersMy Little PonyStar TrekTeenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesGhostbusters, Star Wars, Sonic The Hedgehog, and Disney’s classic characters. At IDW’s core is its commitment to creator-owned comics including 30 Days of NightLocke & KeyWormwoodRagnarökV-Wars, and Archangel by bestselling sci-fi author William Gibson.

IDW Publishing is also home to the acclaimed and award-winning imprints; Top Shelf, The Library of American Comics, Yoe! Books, and Artist Editions, showcasing the greatest original art ever published in American comic books.

IDW Games’ diverse line-up includes the international phenomenon Machi Koro, as well as hit licensed games such as X-FilesBack to the FutureThe Godfather, and TMNT.

IDW Entertainment, which launched in 2013, has successfully delivered three seasons of the critically-acclaimed Wynonna Earp, as well as two seasons of Dirk Gently on BBC America in the U.S. and Netflix worldwide. The company is also in various stages of development and production on a roster of scripted series, including the Netflix Original series V-WARS to premiere in 2019.

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September 16th, 2017 by Cherry

Marvel is releasing the newest Star Wars comic book this December! Journey To A New Planet With STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI – STORMS OF CRAIT #1! Luke and Leia newest adventures!

A new adventure for Luke and Leia begins this December

Image result for STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI – STORMS OF CRAIT #1This mini series will focus on fan favorite Captain Phasma and will introduce rogue archaeologist Doctor Aphra in a galaxy far far far away. The stories will keep fans excited about the new film as well as enrich Star Wars mythology. It’s written by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker (Star Wars: Join the Resistance) and Mike Mayhew (Star Wars, The Star Wars) is the artist as they explore the mineral planet Crait.

Image result for STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI – STORMS OF CRAIT #1

Fans will get to know Crait in Star Wars: the Last Jedi as the Resistance and First Order fight for dominance when the new film premiers this December. But that wasn’t the first time the planet was a battleground for the galaxy between the Empire and Rebels. Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa first led the rebellion to the planet as the searched for a new Rebel Alliance Base. This mini series will reveal earth chattering news and may cause you to look at the universe a little differently!

 

Image result for Obi-Wan MIKE MAYHEW“We’re excited for the opportunity to tell this story,” said editor Jordan D. White, “Tying the new sequel series in more tightly with the original trilogy era, and helping make the Galaxy Far Away a little more fleshed out. The Bens are a great fit in for Star Wars, as they showed in Join the Resistance, and Mike has did such great work on both covers and the Obi-Wan issues of the flagship Star Wars title, that we couldn’t be happier to have him back doing art for us.”

 

You’ll be able to learn about Crait and the mystery it will reveal within STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI – STORMS OF CRAIT hits comic shops on December 27th!

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI – STORMS OF CRAIT #1
Written by BEN ACKER & BEN BLACKER
Art by MIKE MAYHEW
Cover by MARCO CHECCHETTO

To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com
or simply chat with some of your favorite heroes with Marvel’s chatbot accessible through Twitter and Facebook

About Marvel Entertainment
Marvel, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy-five years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing.
For more information visit marvel.com.
© 2017 MARVEL

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September 16th, 2017 by Cherry

John Harlan Kim

Baltimore Comic-Con 2012 logo

I’m a huge fan of the Librarians so have been watching John Harlan Kim starring as ‘Ezekiel Jones’ the thief with a heart of gold since episode one. His character growth has delighted me as a character who’s self confidence and general nice ‘bad boy’ had me crushing! Sadly I’m on the west coast but all of my East Coast nerds can head to the Baltimore Comic-Con to see him, artists, cosplayers, fans and buy well … Comic Books! This years the BCC is on September 22-24, 2017 at the Baltimore Convention Center in the Inner Harbor. You can still purchase tickets to attend The Baltimore Comic-Con and maybe meet/greet John Harlan Kim from TNT’s The Librarians.The Librarians BCC Exclusive Cover

“I am a HUGE fan of The Librarians,” said Marc Nathan, promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. “This late addition to the show is really exciting, and fans of the show are going to be as thrilled as I am to get to meet John.”

Kim previously completed a series regular role on the iconic Australian series Neighbours as “Dale ‘Macca’ McGregor”, a popular but mischievous high school student who loves to stir up trouble. His additional credits include Steven Spielberg’s miniseries The Pacific for DreamWorks and HBO.
Dynamite Entertainment, which will be exhibiting at the show in Booth #2010, are launching a comic series of The Librarians, where John will be supporting the book. A Baltimore Comic-Con exclusive cover will be available for sale at the show, perfect for getting autographs!

John Harlan Kim currently stars as a series regular on Dean Devlin’s TNT series The Librarians, a follow up to the network’s hit movie trilogy starring Noah Wyle. The series centers on four ordinary people with extraordinary talents who are recruited to work at an ancient organization hidden beneath the Metropolitan Public Library. Together they solve impossible mysteries, fight supernatural threats, and recover powerful artifacts from around the world. John plays “Ezekiel Jones”, the cocky but likable youngest member of the Librarians who is a master of new technologies, aficionado of old classic crimes, and who fancies himself an international man of mystery.

In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our website, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages

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July 8th, 2016 by Cherry

Dark Horse always brings the comic book love and this year is no different with a robust schedule of signings and talent talking about their latest comic books/graphic novels.

Meet me at the Dark Horse booth for:

 

Thursday

1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m. HB BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: Christos Gage, Kel McDonald, Yishan Li

1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m. XV PREDATOR VS. JUDGE DREDD VS. ALIENS: John Layman, Chris Mooneyham

3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m. HB ANGEL CATBIRD: Margaret Atwood, Johnnie Christmas
(WRISTBAND REQUIRED)

5:00 p.m.–5:50 p.m. HB SYFY’S DARK MATTER: Alex Mallari Jr. (Four), Anthony Lemke (Three), Jodelle Ferland (Five), Melissa O’Neil (Two), Melanie Liburd (Nyx)

 

Friday

12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m.  XV THE SECRET LOVES OF GEEK GIRLS: Hope Nicholson, Katie West, Jen Aprahamian

1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m. HB DEAR CREATURE, THE NEW DEAL, GREEN RIVER KILLER: Jonathan Case

4:00 p.m.–4:50 p.m. XV RESIDENT ALIEN, KING’S ROAD: Peter Hogan

4:30 p.m.–5:20 p.m. HB BANDETTE: Paul Tobin, Colleen Coover
                                       PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES, THE WITCHER, MYSTERY GIRL, COLDER: Paul Tobin

5:00 p.m.–5:50 p.m. XV LARA CROFT AND THE FROZEN OMEN, DEEP GRAVITY: Corinna Bechko

5:30 p.m.–6:20 p.m. HB THE STRAIN: Edgar Salazar

6:00 p.m.–6:50 p.m. XV COLONUS: Ken Pisani

 

Saturday

 

10:00 a.m.–10:50 a.m.  XV SERIES TBA: Kate Leth, Megan Levens, Marissa Louise

11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m.  HB SYFY’S DARK MATTER: Alex Mallari Jr. (Four), Anthony Lemke (Three), Jodelle Ferland (Five), Melissa O’Neil (Two), Melanie Liburd (Nyx)

1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m.  HB THE SHAOLIN COWBOY, THE BIG GUY AND RUSTY THE BOY ROBOT: Geof Darrow

1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m.  XV LADY KILLER: Joëlle Jones

2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m.  HB HELLBOY IN HELL, HELLBOY AND THE B.P.R.D., BALTIMORE: Mike Mignola

2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m.  XV PROJECT TBA: Cecil Castellucci, Jose Pimienta

5:00 p.m.–5:50 p.m.  HB SERENITY, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, ANGEL & FAITH: Joss Whedon
(WRISTBAND REQUIRED)

5:00 p.m.–5:50 p.m.  XV WORLD OF WARCRAFT CHRONICLE: Matt Burns, Robert Brooks

6:00 p.m.–6:50 p.m.  HB SERENITY, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, ANGEL & FAITH: Joss Whedon
                                        SERENITY: Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk
(WRISTBAND REQUIRED)
*NO POSED PHOTOS
*LIMIT TWO ITEMS PER PERSON FOR NATHAN FILLION
*LIMIT ONE PRINT FOR ALAN TUDYK

6:00 p.m.–6:50 p.m.  XV OVERWATCH: Matt Burns

 

SUNDAY

10:00 a.m.–10:50 a.m.  HB AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER: Gene Luen Yang

11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m.  HB BUFFY: THE HIGH SCHOOL YEARS: Kel McDonald, Yishan Li

Dark Horse Comics

Dark Horse Announces San Diego Comic-Con 2016 Programming Sc

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MILWAUKIE, OR— It’s here! San Diego Comic-Con 2016 is upon us, and Dark Horse Comics is delivering a full slate of signings from your favorite creators!

 

DARK HORSE COMICS | SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2016 | BOOTH #2615

SIGNING SCHEDULE

All creators signing in our booth offer their autographs for FREEFREE prints, comics, or posters are provided for most of our signings (while supplies last). You may purchase or bring items to be signed; however, we may restrict the type or number of items to be signed as necessary.

Some signings require a wristband for entry, as noted on the schedule. Drawings for wristbands for these events will begin at show opening the day before and day of each signing. Come to the Dark Horse booth early for the best chance to join these events.

Lines may also be closed for some signings due to crowding or time restrictions.

We have two signing stages. One features art by Mike Huddleston and Mike Mignola for Hellboy; the other showcases the Xenoverse with art by Massimo Carnevale for Aliens: Defiance and Dave Palumbo for Prometheus: Life and Death and Predator: Life and Death. The location of each signing is indicated by the following abbreviations:

HB = Hellboy Signing Stage  XV = Xenoverse Signing Stage

All events are subject to change. Some restrictions apply. Please see Dark Horse Comics staff if you have questions.

 

THURSDAY, JULY 21

10:00 a.m.–10:50 a.m.  HB HARROW COUNTY, DEATH FOLLOWS, CONAN THE SLAYER: Cullen Bunn
                                            CONAN THE SLAYER SDCC EXCLUSIVE COVER: Rafael Albuquerque

10:00 a.m.–10:50 a.m.  XV CREEPY: Dan Braun

11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m. HB TARZAN: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.

11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m. XV GIRLFIEND: Arnold Pander, Jacob Pander

12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m. HB CALL OF DUTY: Jason Blundell, Craig Houston, Jonathan Wayshak

1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m. HB BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: Christos Gage, Kel McDonald, Yishan Li

1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m. XV PREDATOR VS. JUDGE DREDD VS. ALIENS: John Layman, Chris Mooneyham

2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m. HB LEAVING MEGALOPOLIS, WONDERFALL: Gail Simone

2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m. XV FIGHT CLUB 2, KABUKI: David Mack

3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m. HB ANGEL CATBIRD: Margaret Atwood, Johnnie Christmas
(WRISTBAND REQUIRED)

3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m. XV TARZAN ON THE PLANET OF THE APES: David Walker

4:00 p.m.–4:50 p.m. HB HELLBOY AND THE B.P.R.D.: Chris Roberson

4:00 p.m.–4:50 p.m. XV HOW TO TALK TO GIRLS AT PARTIES, TWO BROTHERS: Gabriel Bá, Fábio Moon

5:00 p.m.–5:50 p.m. HB SYFY’S DARK MATTER: Alex Mallari Jr. (Four), Anthony Lemke (Three), Jodelle Ferland (Five), Melissa O’Neil (Two), Melanie Liburd (Nyx)

5:00 p.m.–5:50 p.m. XV ELFQUEST: Richard Pini, Wendy Pini

6:00 p.m.–6:50 p.m. HB THE ART OF BATTLEFIELD 1, MIRROR’S EDGE: Robert Sammelin

6:00 p.m.–6:50 p.m. XV BANDETTE: Paul Tobin, Colleen Coover
                                       PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES, THE WITCHER, MYSTERY GIRL, COLDER: Paul Tobin

 

FRIDAY, JULY 22

10:00 a.m.–10:50 a.m.  HB USAGI YOJIMBO, 47 RONIN: Stan Sakai

10:00 a.m.–10:50 a.m. XV EI8HT: Rafael Albuquerque, Mike Johnson
                                           CONAN THE SLAYER SDCC EXCLUSIVE COVER: Rafael Albuquerque

11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m. HB LADY KILLER: Joëlle Jones

11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m.  XV BRIGGS LAND, REBELS, THE MASSIVE: Brian Wood
THE MASSIVE: Garry Brown

12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m.  HB ANGEL CATBIRD: Margaret Atwood, Johnnie Christmas
(WRISTBAND REQUIRED)

12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m.  XV THE SECRET LOVES OF GEEK GIRLS: Hope Nicholson, Katie West, Jen Aprahamian

1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m. HB DEAR CREATURE, THE NEW DEAL, GREEN RIVER KILLER: Jonathan Case

1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m. XV BLACK DOG: THE DREAMS OF PAUL NASH, CAGES, PICTURES THAT TICK:   Dave McKean

2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m. HB THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY, THE KILLJOYS: Gerard Way, Gabriel Bá
(WRISTBAND REQUIRED)

2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m. XV THE ROOK: Paul Gulacy, Steven Grant, Ben DuBay, Luke Gonzalez

3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m. HB SLAYER: Tom Araya, Kerry King, Gary Holt, Paul Bostaph and special guests!
(WRISTBAND REQUIRED)

3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m. XV HALO: TALES FROM SLIPSPACE: Frank O’Connor, Tyler Jeffers, Dave Crosland, Jonathan Wayshak

4:00 p.m.–4:50 p.m. XV RESIDENT ALIEN, KING’S ROAD: Peter Hogan

4:30 p.m.–5:20 p.m. HB BANDETTE: Paul Tobin, Colleen Coover
                                       PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES, THE WITCHER, MYSTERY GIRL, COLDER: Paul Tobin

5:00 p.m.–5:50 p.m. XV LARA CROFT AND THE FROZEN OMEN, DEEP GRAVITY: Corinna Bechko

5:30 p.m.–6:20 p.m. HB THE STRAIN: Edgar Salazar

6:00 p.m.–6:50 p.m. XV COLONUS: Ken Pisani

 

SATURDAY, JULY 23

10:00 a.m.–10:50 a.m.  HB ELFQUEST: Richard Pini, Wendy Pini

10:00 a.m.–10:50 a.m.  XV SERIES TBA: Kate Leth, Megan Levens, Marissa Louise

11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m.  HB SYFY’S DARK MATTER: Alex Mallari Jr. (Four), Anthony Lemke (Three), Jodelle Ferland (Five), Melissa O’Neil (Two), Melanie Liburd (Nyx)

11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m.  XV HOUSE OF PENANCE: Peter Tomasi

12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m.  HB HOW TO TALK TO GIRLS AT PARTIES, TWO BROTHERS: Gabriel Bá, Fábio Moon

12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m.  XV THE ROOK: Paul Gulacy, Steven Grant, Ben DuBay, Luke Gonzalez

1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m.  HB THE SHAOLIN COWBOY, THE BIG GUY AND RUSTY THE BOY ROBOT: Geof Darrow

1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m.  XV LADY KILLER: Joëlle Jones

2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m.  HB HELLBOY IN HELL, HELLBOY AND THE B.P.R.D., BALTIMORE: Mike Mignola

2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m.  XV PROJECT TBA: Cecil Castellucci, Jose Pimienta

3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m.  HB HARROW COUNTY, DEATH FOLLOWS, CONAN THE SLAYER: Cullen Bunn

3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m.  XV ALIENS: DEFIANCE: Brian Wood

4:00 p.m.–4:50 p.m.  XV PREDATOR VS. JUDGE DREDD VS. ALIENS: John Layman, Chris Mooneyham

5:00 p.m.–5:50 p.m.  HB SERENITY, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, ANGEL & FAITH: Joss Whedon
(WRISTBAND REQUIRED)

5:00 p.m.–5:50 p.m.  XV WORLD OF WARCRAFT CHRONICLE: Matt Burns, Robert Brooks

6:00 p.m.–6:50 p.m.  HB SERENITY, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, ANGEL & FAITH: Joss Whedon
                                        SERENITY: Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk
(WRISTBAND REQUIRED)
*NO POSED PHOTOS
*LIMIT TWO ITEMS PER PERSON FOR NATHAN FILLION
*LIMIT ONE PRINT FOR ALAN TUDYK

6:00 p.m.–6:50 p.m.  XV OVERWATCH: Matt Burns

 
SUNDAY, JULY 24

10:00 a.m.–10:50 a.m.  HB AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER: Gene Luen Yang

11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m.  HB BUFFY: THE HIGH SCHOOL YEARS: Kel McDonald, Yishan Li
                                           MISFITS OF AVALON: Kel McDonald

12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m.  HB CHIMICHANGA, THE GOON: Eric Powell

12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m.  XV MIRROR’S EDGE, THE ART OF BATTLEFIELD 1: Robert Sammelin

1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m.  HB ITTY BITTY HELLBOY, AW YEAH COMICS!, GRIMMISS ISLAND: Art Baltazar, Franco

 

 

DARK HORSE PANEL SCHEDULE

Please join us at the panels below, brought to you by Dark Horse Comics and friends! Please visit http://www.comic-con.org/cci/programming-schedule for more panels featuring Dark Horse creators and guidelines for attending panels.

THURSDAY, JULY 21

12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. WELCOME TO THE WHEDONVERSE (Room 23ABC)

Dark Horse’s continuations of Joss Whedon’s cult favorites (Serenity, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel & Faith) remain some of the most-talked-about comics in the industry. Dark Horse is giving you an exclusive chance to hear all there is to tell about the end of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 and what’s in store for Serenityfrom the series’ top talent. Join Buffy Season 10 writer Christos GageBuffy: The High School Years writer Kel McDonald, and surprise guests for some big news!

5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.  VIDEO GAME COMICS: LEVEL UP (Room 23ABC)

With Dark Horse, video game franchises found a foothold in comics. With a line of video game–related comics and deluxe art books, including the best-selling World of Warcraft Chronicle, the publisher now works with the biggest studios and brands in the business. Join Dark Horse editor Ian Tucker alongside DICE, 343 Studios, Microsoft, Blizzard, and BioWare for news and announcements on all your favorite video game tie-ins!

 

FRIDAY, JULY 22

10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. GEEK GIRLS & CATBIRDS (Room 25ABC)

Comics professionals come together to discuss their unique contributions to this beloved medium. In this star-studded panel, topics include creating engaging characters with Margaret Atwood (Angel Catbird), transitioning from artist to writer/artist with Joëlle Jones (Lady Killer), and going from Kickstarter to book deal with Hope Nicholson (The Secret Loves of Geek Girls). Sure to be a great panel for the budding cartoonist eager to explore the craft of making comics!

12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. SPOTLIGHT ON MIKE MIGNOLA (Room 23ABC)

Comic-Con special guest Mike Mignola returns after the finale of his iconic creation Hellboy, star of comics, movies, and animation. Ask Mike and Chris Roberson (Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1953, Witchfinder) your questions in this casual Q&A on what’s in store for the future of the Mignolaverse!

3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.  DARK HORSE ORIGINALS (Room 7AB)

Comics literature has become the voice and visual for a changing generation, and Dark Horse Originals has it all—from underwater mystery in Jonathan Case’s Dear Creature to the surrealist return of Dave McKean in Black Dog: The Dreams of Paul Nash. Join panelists Dave McKean (Cages), Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá(Two Brothers), Peter Hogan (Resident Alien), Cullen Bunn (Harrow County), and Jonathan Case (The New Deal) as they discuss pushing the boundaries of what comics can accomplish in literature.

3:45 p.m.–4:45 p.m.  DARK HORSE PRESENTS: CONVERSATIONS WITH JOSS WHEDON (Hall H)

Joss Whedon has rewarded fans the world over with some of the most compelling characters and plot lines in the history of comics, television, and movies. Here’s your chance to find out what he has in store for us next and get exclusive insight into Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Serenity, and much, much more!
SATURDAY, JULY 23

3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.  30TH ANNIVERSARY OF DARK HORSE (Room 7AB)

Thirty years ago, Dark Horse arrived with an agenda different from that of any other publisher in comics. The young company was founded on the belief that comics creators should have the option to retain the rights to their own work, and it continues to be a highly fertile breeding ground for new characters, concepts, and more! Now, the publisher is poised to make headlines again with some of the biggest news about new original work since Frank Miller brought Sin City to the pages of Dark Horse Presents! Join panelists for an exclusive look at upcoming and unannounced creator-owned work from some of the biggest names in and outside the industry! This will be the comics panel everyone will be talking about at this year’s show!
SUNDAY, JULY 24

12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER—SPOTLIGHT ON GENE YANG! (Room 24ABC)

Please come celebrate Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender with the brilliant mind of Eisner winner Gene Luen Yang and special guests! Anything from discussing past story lines to teasing the future will be on the table at a panel full of surprises and behind-the-scenes stories!

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March 30th, 2016 by Arielle Goldberg

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A zombie show derived from another zombie show that was derived from a comic book? How could this possibly be good? This question was swiftly answered by an hour with the cast and creators at Paleyfest 2016.

The event kicked off with a clip of the final scene of the season 1 finale, catching us up on the emotional note where we left off with Travis having killed Liza. The audience was then treated to two exclusive sneak peeks from the season two premiere that sent adrenaline coursing through the veins of even a newcomer to the show like myself.

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Although we were still engrossed in the suspenseful scenes, as the cast stepped onto the stage one by one, they were greeted with the audience’s full attention and enthusiasm.

Throughout the panel, moderator Bob Moynihan asked a range of questions from the technicalities of filming on a boat to the writing challenges of separating this show from its companion The Walking Dead to the inner struggles of individual characters. The thoughtful insights about characters and stories delivered by each member of Fear the Walking Dead were punctuated with jokes and funny moments that sent the audience into uproarious laughter multiple times.

 

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It was made abundantly clear that the passion the fans have for this new show is shared by its cast and creators. They poked fun at themselves for the supernatural storyline, talking about how fun it was to film with zombies. Yet at the same time deeply connected the audience to their characters. Not many people can relate to living with an impending zombie apocalypse, but the raw emotion evoked is something that is universally resonant.

Of course, season 2 could not be completely divulged to us. However, besides the sneak peeks, we were given hints of questions that might be answered. The tangled web of characters, some of whom are family, some not, will face new tests both with each other and the apocalyptic world they live in. To put it simply in the words of Rubén Blade, “Season one was about discovery. Season two is about reaction.”

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Fans: stay tuned and brace yourselves for what promises to be a phenomenal season. Non-viewers: start binging. There’s a reason why the fans are so invested. Catch the season two premiere Sunday, April 10th.

 

By Arielle Goldberg

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December 20th, 2015 by Cherry

This is a Geek Gift to be promised over the holiday season since it will not be released until April but it’s one gorgeous gift for any Star Wars or Al Williamson fan. IDW will be releasing the late artist Al Williamson’s Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back stories in 2016. The collection will include issues #39 – #44 of the monthly Marvel Star Wars Comic, Star Wars #50, #98 and the Star Wars: Return of the Jedi mini series will be included.
The Artist’s Edition will be 160 pages in hardcover (14×21) perfect for display or just for someone’s collection of art books.

“Al loved drawing Star Wars,” said Williamson’s wife, Cori Williamson. “It’s a science fiction swashbuckler, the kind of story that really appealed to his sensibilities. As a lover and collector of classic comic-book and comic strip art, I think he would have been thrilled to see his work presented in this format.”

George Lucas commented after Williamson’s passing in 2010, “I was thrilled to be able to have Al depicting those early extended Star Wars adventures for the comic books and newspapers. In capturing the actors who portrayed the characters, he brought the feeling of the films to the page as few other artists have been able to do.”
You may not know Al William’s name but if you love comic books/graphic novels you’ve seen his work starting back in 1950 with EC Comics. In the 1960s he took Alex Raymond’s classic comic strip creation Flash Gordon to the comic book with his iconic reimagining. He also worked on comic strips that included  X-9: Secret Agent Corrigan and the Star Wars newspaper strip. His work earned him an Eisner Award and he was inducted into the Will Eisner Comic-Book Hall of Fame in 2000.

“The collaboration between IDW and Marvel has produced some of the most exceptional collections of reprinted original comic book material ever to be offered,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “Al Williamson’s Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Artist’s Edition of the original Marvel Comics film adaptation is a brightly glowing star within the galaxy of immaculate Star Wars content.”

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November 10th, 2015 by Cherry

I’m so excited to see that Vice Press has released officially licensed limited edition screen prints for ‘Attack the Block’ by Matt Taylor and ‘Strontium Dog’ and ‘Judge Dredd’ by Matt Ferguson will be available at Thought Bubble Sequential Art Festival in Leeds November 14 & 15!

If your a fan of sci fi horror and have never seen Joe Cornish’s  ‘Attack of the Block’ run out and grab this delightful British film (it’s one of the best movies ‘that you’ve never seen’)! Matt has created a print that evokes the horror of low income neighborhood on it’s own defended by a bunch of juvenile delinquents!

Attack The Block by Matt Taylor Edition of 185 24”x18” Screen Print Glow In The Dark Ink Layer Printed by VG Kids 100# Construction Pure White French Paper £30

Strontium Dog by Matt Ferguson Edition of 100 18”x24” Screen Print With Metallic Inks Printed by Lady Lazarus 100# Cougar Natural £25

Judge Dredd by Matt Ferguson Edition of 120 12”x6” Screen Print Printed by White Duck Fenner Flora Giglio, the weight is 240gsm £10

 

 

Both pieces will be released exclusively at the Vice Press booth in the New Dock Hall Foyer at Thought Bubble Sequential Art Festival  in Leeds on Saturday the 14th of November and Sunday the 15th of November with remaining copies going online at Vice Press on Monday the 16th of November.

 

 

Vice Press will also be bringing along copies of Carlos Ezquerra’s “Dredd” screen print as well as the Vice Press t-shirt designed by Matt Ferguson and inspired by the classic “2000 AD” logo which are both currently available via the website.

 

From the producers of Shaun of the Dead, ATTACK THE BLOCK is a fast, funny, frightening action adventure movie that pits a teen street gang against an invasion of savage alien monsters. It turns a London housing project into a sci-fi battleground, the low-income apartment complex into a fortress under siege. And it turns a crazy mix of tough street kids into a team of kick ass heroes. It’s inner city versus outer space and it’s going to explode.

 

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September 7th, 2015 by Cherry

 

image006You can get a box of cute with the Hello Kitty Graphic Novel Box Set from Viz Media. It came out on September 1st and this new box set has all of the  Viz’s Hello Kitty full color graphic novels from the Perfect Square imprint. That was created by comic book and pop culture artists Jacob Chabot, Ian McGinty, Jorge Monlongo, Giovanni Castro and special guest artists in each edition.  Can you really put a price on cute? The box set is  around $50 (US/CAN) MSRP but for Hello Kitty fans this is one item that must be added to the collection.

The comic book is full of adventure as HK gets to journey to other worlds, puts on her detective ‘hat’, get a little sciencey as she uses her intellect to invent tech, is creative as she explores music, theatre and adventures! It’s fun for all ages of HK fans! “Smiles are guaranteed with every volume in this colorful new HELLO KITTY box set release,” says Beth Kawasaki, Perfect Square Editorial Director. “This is a wonderful set for every Hello Kitty fan, and each volume artfully captures her sense of curiosity, adventure and whimsical fun!”

The HELLO KITTY FUN & FRIENDSHIP Original Graphic Novel Box Set features:

In HELLO KITTY: IT’S ABOUT TIME, Hello Kitty lets the good times roll! It’s time for beach parties, dance contests, last-minute birthday gifts and time machines! Plus, journey inside a cuckoo clock and much, much more! Past, present or future, Hello Kitty and her friends are having a blast! 

 

 

 

In HELLO KITTY: WORK OF ART, Hello Kitty and her friends are making music, producing plays, solving mysteries and… playing with dragons? Art is all around, and Hello Kitty and her friends know exactly where to find it! 

 

 

 

In HELLO KITTY: JUST IMAGINE, Hello Kitty and her friends are letting their imaginations run wild – dreaming up rainy day adventures, inventing amazing machines and solving problems in the most inventive ways. When creativity and friendship combine, the possibilities are endless!

 

In HELLO KITTY: SURPRISE!, a day at the beach is more than just fun in the sun. A mysterious egg holds a tiny secret. Mama and Papa have a few secrets of their own. And a quiet afternoon with a good book is more exciting than Hello Kitty ever could have imagined! 

 

In HELLO KITTY: DELICIOUS!, Hello Kitty is serving up some extra special treats! What’s on the menu? Something sweet, something spicy, and a pie that’s out of this world! Plus, Dear Daniel® is making dinner, but… you might want to make other plans. Hello Kitty also makes a new friend with a HUGE appetite! And save room for dessert! 

 

Join Hello Kitty in HELLO KITTY: HERE WE GO! as she explores an underground realm, moonlights as an international super spy, climbs the Himalayas, travels back in time, and discovers that sometimes, the best place to get away from it all is between the pages of a good book.

 

 

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June 13th, 2015 by Cherry

BIG HEROES! BIG VILLAINS! AND BIGGER ADVENTURES this week, Share Your Universe with a brand new episode of MARVEL’S HULK AND THE AGENTS OF S.M.A.S.H. this Sunday at 8:00am/7:00c inside the Marvel Universe on Disney XD.

I’d like to introduce you to ….

"Spirit of Vengeance," is the first time fan-favorite Ghost Rider appears on Marvel's Hulk and the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

“Spirit of Vengeance,” is the first time fan-favorite Ghost Rider appears on Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

 

I’ve always had a soft spot for Ghost Rider because of my Harley Davidson motorcycle love. It’s one of the characters that is visually so interesting and different than most Marvel characters. Now is your chance to see how he looks on the Disney XD series MARVEL’S HULK AND THE AGENTS OF S.M.A.S.H. Of course he’ll have the chain, the motorcycle, likely no helmut but his head is a skull so it’s OK! I find the S.M.A.S.H. team fascinating since it’s all the Hulks I grew up including the Hulkette aka She-Hulk (who’s a great female character with a rich backstory). Get up early or DVR the new episode tomorrow, Sunday, June 14th 8am/7c on Marvel Universe Disney XD ‘Spirit of Vengeance’ where Hulk clashes with Ghost Rider who want to make Red & Abomination pay for their past bad behavior!

 

Watch as Hulk attempts to save Red from the Ghost Rider!

While escorting Abomination to stand trial for his crimes, the Hulks runs into Ghost Rider, who has come to make both Abomination and Red atone for the wrongful deeds of their past in an all-new MARVEL’S HULK AND THE AGENTS OF S.M.A.S.H. airing Sunday, June 14 at 8:00am/7:00c in the Marvel Universe on Disney XD.

To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook to pick up your comic book.

Who’s your favorite Hulk?

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June 13th, 2015 by Cherry

 

The league of Extraordinary Gentlemen movie.jpgRemember that movie that came out about a little over ten years ago with Sean Connery? You know his very last film before he retired? The action fantasy cowboy movie? Likely not since it was trashed by everyone well they are showing it on Encore so I thought i’d listen to it while checking emails. I knew it was a bad movie undeserving of my full attention. Well it’s not that awful. Really it’s OK since Sean committed to his role as Quatermain and made it a fun silly romp. You have to suspend belief as a film that feature characters from classic literature being turned into action heroes. Sort of a old school Avenger Assemble time but with a adventurer, seaship captain/pirated, Jekyll/Hyde, Dorian Gray, a vampire AND a grown up Tom Sawyer (with unfortunate blonde hair). I thought visually it looked ok with the Victorian England redone with a Steampunk sideye but the cast didn’t really gel despite everyone being good actors the script wasn’t quite funny (tongue in cheek) or serious enough. I find it’s often very difficult to have a film that is neither comedy or serious and that (I think) is why people didn’t respond to it. As much as I LOVE Sean Connery this wasn’t the best final film for him (it’s OK but …) since it had such a large cast with character some people may not ‘know’ they weren’t able to really invest the backstory for all the characters and create an emotional connection with the team. Instead it was the Quatermain show and everyone else was on his coattails. But when you have an ensemble film everyone needs to not only have a ‘moment’ but also the ability to take a somewhat dull script and make it come alive. I’ve seen the cast over years and think they are all solid actors but in this film the director wasn’t able to work with their ability to create a fun comic book movie. Of course when you look at this film you have to remember it was released over ten years ago before the ‘Era of Comic Book’ movies so they likely didn’t know how to make this film work. I also think that some studios work better with fantasy scripts than others.

I wouldn’t recommend going out of your way to see this film but if it’s on your cable or movie channel it’s a nice movie for older kids and adults who want to turn their brains off.

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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. The film stars Sean Connery, who plays Allan Quatermain, and features Captain Nemo, Mina Harker, Rodney Skinner aka An Invisible Man (the rights could not be secured to The Invisible Man), Dr. Jekyll and Edward Hyde, Dorian Gray, and U.S. Secret Service agent Tom Sawyer (Gray and Sawyer were not in the comics, although a painting of a young man holding a cane with “Dorian Gray” printed under it appears on the cover of Volume I.

 

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