Celebrate Batman Day With a $ 19.39 Mystery From Mezco Toyz

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Celebrate Batman Day With a $ 19.39 Mystery From Mezco Toyz

Gotham- In celebration of Batman Day on 9/26/2015, Mezco Toyz will be offering a 1 Day Only Batman themed Mystery Box the Riddler himself would love.

Priced at $ 19.39 to celebrate the 1st appearance of Batman, each box is filled with Batman and DC Comics related merchandise. Some boxes will contain Mez-Itz, other will contain rare One:12 collective Dark Knight figures including the ultra rare Toy Fair edition never sold in stores. Some will even contain the 18inch Mega Scale Batman Mez-Itz figure sold for $200.

The excitement begins at 12:01 AM on September 26th and ends at 12:01 AM on September 27th. Supplies are limited so order yours before the Bat-signal goes out.

Be sure to visit Mezco at New York Comic Con at booth 1754.

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ESL, Twitch and ReedPOP Return to the Theater at Madison Square Garden to Host East Coast’s Largest Esports Tournament

New York Comic Con

ESL, Twitch and ReedPOP Return to the Theater at Madison Square Garden
to Host East Coast’s Largest Esports Tournament

ESL One at New York Super Week to feature $250,000 prize pool

(Los Angeles, CA) June 4, 2015 – ESL, the world’s largest esports company, will once again partner with Twitch, the leading social video platform and community for gamers, and ReedPOP, the organizers of the New York Super Week, for the East Coast’s largest esports event. Taking place at the legendary Madison Square Garden Theater, ESL One at New York Super Week will feature eight of the world’s best Dota 2 teams battling for over US$250,000 in prize money on October 3-4.

As part of last year’s inaugural New York Super Week, ESL One made its East Coast debut in the prestigious Theater at Madison Square Garden. The epic event featured a number of memorable esports moments that engaged those who attended and the more than two million people who tuned into ESL’s Twitch channel. Once again, all games will be broadcast on Twitch, with joinDOTA to provide on-air talent for the show. This year’s event will offer attendees unparalleled access to professional players, including autograph sessions, exclusive strategy sessions and opportunities to play with some of the best gamers in the world.

Bringing esports to the iconic Madison Square Garden last year was a dream come true, and our incredible fans have inspired us to make it a tradition,” said Ulrich Schulze, Managing Director of Pro Gaming at ESL. “We’re dedicated to making this event even more legendary, as we continue to tap into the $1 million prize pool we set aside for ESL One Dota 2 competition.”

Esports have reached the point where stadium events are the norm, not the exception, while millions of remote spectators want to follow the action live on Twitch,” said Kevin Lin, COO, Twitch. “By continuing to partner with ESL and ReedPOP for events like ESL One at Madison Square Garden, it ensures our global audience gets the premium content they crave from the fastest growing sport.”

The week-long New York Super Week will showcase a variety of concerts, comedy shows, gaming events, lectures, podcasts, storytelling, food tasting and more, with ESL One to act as a cornerstone of the festival. New York Super Week is capped off with New York Comic Con – the crown jewel of fan events on the East Coast.

Last year’s ESL One event was one of the biggest highlights of our inaugural New York Super Week and we couldn’t be happier to bring it back to fans in year two,” said Lance Fensterman, Global Senior Vice President of ReedPOP. “It’s the perfect lead in to New York Comic Con and continues our mission to ignite fandoms of all kinds and celebrate the passion that lives in all of us.”

For those unable to make it to the event in New York, the finals will be broadcast live on Twitch and live in movie theaters worldwide as part of the global ESPORTS IN CINEMAS project. Led by ESL and BY Experience, the global leader of live cinema events, and acclaimed documentary filmmaker Patrick Creadon, the event series is set to bring esports to silver screens around the world, expanding the reach and audience of the esports industry. ESL One at New York Super Week is the second in the ESL One event series to be broadcast in movie theaters, with more to come as further events are announced.

For more information regarding ESL One at New York Super Week, visit the official website or follow @ESLon Twitter. Tickets range from US$59 for day passes to US$269 for Premium tickets. Pre-sale Tickets for last years’ attendees will be from June 5 at 12:00 PM EDT until June 7 Starting June 8, Tickets will be available to the general public and Tickets can be purchased on the ESL One ticket page.

Additional exciting details New York Super Week events, talent and sponsors will be announced in the coming weeks. For more information, please visit NewYorkSuperWeek.com.

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ESL is the world’s largest esports company, leading the industry across various games with numerous online and offline competitions. It operates high profile, branded international and national leagues and tournaments such as the Intel® Extreme Masters, ESL One, ESL Pro Series, StarCraft® II World Championship Series, as well as grassroots amateur cups, leagues and matchmaking systems. ESL covers a broad field of services in gaming technology, event management, advertising and TV production, fully catering to the needs of the esport’s ecosystem. With offices in Germany, Russia, France, Poland, Spain, China, North America and partners in many other countries, it has a truly global footprint. www.eslgaming.com

Twitch is the world’s leading social video platform and community for gamers. Each month, more than 100 million community members gather to watch and talk about video games with more than 1.5 million broadcasters. Twitch’s video platform is the backbone of both live and on-demand distribution for the entire video game ecosystem. This includes game developers, publishers, media outlets, events, user generated content, and the entire esports scene. In February 2014, Twitch was ranked the 4th largest website in terms of peak internet traffic in the U.S., fortifying the brand as an entertainment industry leader and the epicenter of social video for gamers. For more information visit the Twitch website and the blog.

ReedPOP is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions exclusively devoted to organizing events, launching and acquiring new shows, and partnering with premium brands in the pop culture world. ReedPOP is dedicated to celebrations of popular culture throughout the globe that transcend ordinary events by providing unique access and dynamic personal experiences. The ReedPOP portfolio includes: New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) Prime, East, South and Australia, Emerald City Comicon, BookCon, Oz Comic-Con, Comic Con India, Paris Comic Con, Star WarsCelebration, TwitchCon, Shanghai Comic Convention and UFC Fan Expo. The staff at ReedPOP is a fan-based group of professionals uniquely qualified to serve those with whom they share a common passion. ReedPOP is focused on bringing its expertise and knowledge to world communities in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, India and Australia. (www.reedpop.com).

Manga artist Masashi Kishimoto makes first international appearance at NYCC and NYSW

MASASHI KISHIMOTOLEGENDARY MANGA ARTIST MASASHI KISHIMOTO TO MAKE FIRST INTERNATIONAL APPEARANCE AT NEW YORK COMIC CON AND
NEW YORK SUPER WEEK

Creator of Naruto to Participate in Two Panels and Multiple Autograph Sessions at
East Coast’s Biggest Pop Culture Convention

NORWALK, CT – May 5, 2015 – ReedPOP, the world’s largest producer of pop culture events and producers of New York Comic Con, today announced that renowned manga artist Masashi Kishimoto, creator of Naruto, one of the most successful manga properties on the planet, will be appearing at New York Comic Con and New York Super Week. In what will be his first ever international appearance outside of Japan, Kishimoto will take part in two panels and multiple autograph sessions, giving fans unprecedented access. His panels will take place on Thursday, October 8 and Saturday, October 10 during New York Comic Con. He will also host autograph sessions at Kinokuniya Bookstore and Barnes & Noble as part of New York Super Week. Masashi Kishimoto is appearing at New York Comic Con with the support of VIZ Media.

Kishimoto was born in 1974 in rural Okayama Prefecture, Japan. His first version of Naruto, drawn in 1997, was a one-shot story about fox spirits; his final version, which debuted in Weekly Shonen Jump in 1999, quickly became the most popular ninja manga in the world. The series spawned multiple anime series, movies, novels, video games and more. Having concluded the series in late 2014, he has kept himself busy with the sidestory Naruto: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring and with writing the story for the latest Naruto movie, both of which will focus on the title character’s son, Boruto. Naruto is published in North America by VIZ Media.

“Kishimoto is one of the biggest names in manga and a major influence on artists across the globe,” said Lance Fensterman, global senior vice president of ReedPOP. “We’re thrilled to have him added to our lineup this year and think fans are going to love the chance to get close to an icon.”

New York Comic Con, the crown jewel of New York Super Week, will take place October 8-11 at the Javits Center. The show is the East Coast’s biggest and most exciting popular culture convention with the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies and television. The show’s panels and autograph sessions give fans a chance to interact with their favorite creators, while screening rooms feature sneak peeks at films and television shows months before they hit either big or small screens. New York Comic Con is the second largest pop culture convention in America and the only one that takes place in the comic book, publishing, media and licensing capital of the world — Gotham City.

Additional exciting details about New York Comic Con and New York Super Week events, talent and sponsors will be announced in the coming weeks. For more information, please visitwww.NewYorkComicCon.com and www.NewYorkSuperWeek.com.ABOUT REEDPOP
ReedPOP is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions exclusively devoted to organizing events, launching and acquiring new shows, and partnering with premium brands in the pop culture world. ReedPOP is dedicated to celebrations of popular culture throughout the globe that transcend ordinary events by providing unique access and dynamic personal experiences. The ReedPOP portfolio includes: New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) Prime, East, South and Australia, Emerald City Comicon, BookCon, Oz Comic-Con, Comic Con India, Paris Comic Con, Star Wars Celebration, TwitchCon, Shanghai Comic Convention and UFC Fan Expo. The staff at ReedPOP is a fan-based group of professionals uniquely qualified to serve those with whom they share a common passion. ReedPOP is focused on bringing its expertise and knowledge to world communities in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, India and Australia. (www.reedpop.com)

Batman Stamps Dedication Ceremony Kicks Off New York Comic Con 2014

Batman Stamps Dedication Ceremony
Kicks Off New York Comic Con 2014

Limited Edition Forever Stamps Celebrate the Dark Knight’s 75th Anniversary

/ PR Newswire / — GOTHAM CITY – Today, the U.S. Postal Service, in collaboration with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment, took over the Javits Center to kick-off New York Comic Con 2014 by dedicating the Limited Edition Forever Batman Stamps.
As part of the first-day-of-issue ceremony hosted by comic book writer, actor and radio personality Ralph Garman, the eight commemorative Batman designs were revealed depicting Batman from the four distinct eras of comic book history to include the various incarnations of the famed Bat emblem.

“For years, the Postal Service has celebrated so many of America’s icons on its landmark stamps — and today, we’re excited to honor one of the most iconic comic book Super Heroes in history,” said U.S. Postal Service Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President James Cochrane. “It’s very fitting we’re dedicating these Batman stamps during National Stamp Collecting Month, because stamp collecting played a role in young Bruce Wayne’s childhood in the 1950s comics.”

Joining Cochrane in dedicating the stamps was legendary comic book illustrator and DC Entertainment Co-Publisher, Jim Lee, whose art is depicted on the Modern Age stamp featured in the collection. DC Entertainment Co-Publisher Dan DiDio also participated in the event, along with Greg Breeding, who designed the stamp sheet for the Postal Service.

“It is an honor to have the U.S. Postal Service feature the Caped Crusader on this new set of stamps in celebration of his 75th anniversary,” said Lee. “Batman has inspired and influenced fans around the world for generations and will continue to do so for the next 75 years and beyond — and we hope that fans will add these stylized stamps to their Batman collection.”

Batman himself was on hand to help unveil the stamps in the DC Entertainment booth. Following the ceremony, Lee, DiDio, Cochrane and Breeding discussed Batman’s evolution in comics before participating in an autograph session.

Limited-Edition Forever Batman Stamps Collection
Four versions of Batman are depicted from the four eras of comic book history: the Modern Age (top row), the Bronze Age (second row), the Silver Age (third row), and the Golden Age (bottom row). In addition, there are four incarnations of the famed Bat-Signal, the spotlight that Gotham City Police Commissioner James Gordon sent into the night sky to summon Batman.

Batman’s Legacy
First appearing in the comic book Detective Comics #27, which hit newsstands March 30, 1939, featuring artwork by Bob Kane and a script by Bill Finger, Batman emerged from the shadows to become one of the world’s most popular Super Heroes. In feature films, television shows, radio, video games, publishing and merchandise, this most human of Super Heroes has battled some of fiction’s greatest villains using his intellect, cunning and an arsenal of gadgets to further his quest for justice.

Stamp collecting played a role in the childhood of Bruce Wayne, who shared the hobby with his father in the pages of comic books during the 1950s. These new stamps chronicle the evolution of Batman, from his origins to present day. Batman spans generations fighting for justice in the pages of the comics, on the silver screen, and in the imaginations of fans across the world.

The Batman Limited Edition stamps are being issued as Forever stamps and will be equal in value to the current First-Class Mail 1-ounce price. All 80 million stamps are available nationwide today. Customers may purchase the stamps at usps.com/stamps, the Postal Store, at 800-STAMP24 (800-782-6724) and at Post Offices nationwide or visit ebay.com/stamps to shop for a wide variety of postage stamps and collectibles.

Batman previously appeared on postage in 2006 as part of the DC Comics Super Heroes stamp sheet. Issued at Comic Con in San Diego, half of the 20 stamp set were portraits of Aquaman, Batman, the Flash, Green Arrow, Green Lantern, Hawkman, Plastic Man, Supergirl, Superman and Wonder Woman. The other 10 stamps depicted covers of individual comic books devoted to each DC Comics Super Hero.

Ordering First-Day-of-Issue Forever Batman Stamps Postmarks
Customers have 60 days to obtain the first-day-of-issue postmark by mail. They may purchase new stamps at their local Post Office, at The Postal Store website at usps.com/shop, or by calling 800-STAMP-24. They should affix the stamps to envelopes of their choice, address the envelopes to themselves or others, and place them in a larger envelope addressed to:

Forever Batman Stamps
Special Events Coordinator
380 West 33rd St. Room 4032
New York, NY 10199-9998

After applying the first-day-of-issue postmark, the Postal Service will return the envelopes through the mail. There is no charge for the postmark up to a quantity of 50. For more than 50, customers have to pay five cents each. All orders must be postmarked by Dec. 8, 2014.

Ordering First-Day Covers
The Postal Service also offers first-day covers for new stamp issues and Postal Service stationery items postmarked with the official first-day-of-issue cancellation. Each item has an individual catalog number and is offered in the quarterly USA Philatelic catalog, online at usps.com/shop or by calling 800-782-6724. Customers may request a free catalog by calling 800-782-6724 or writing to:

U.S. Postal Service
Catalog Request
PO Box 219014
Kansas City, MO 64121-9014

Philatelic Products
There are nine philatelic products for this stamp issue.

588424, Framed Art, $39.95
588406, Press Sheet with Die Cut, $88.20 (print quantity 2,500)
588408, Press Sheet without Die Cut, $88.20 (print quantity 2,500)
588410, Digital Color Postmark Keepsake (random), $11.95
588416, First Day Cover (set of 8), $7.44
588421, Digital Color Postmark (set of 8), $13.12
588430, Ceremony Program, $6.95
588431, Stamp Deck Card, $0.95
588432, Stamp Deck Card with Digital Color Postmark, $1.99

Many of this year’s other stamps may be viewed on Facebook at facebook.com/USPSStamps, via Twitter @USPSstamps or at uspsstamps.com.

The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.

Follow us on twitter.com/USPS and like us at facebook.com/USPS. For more information about the Postal Service, visit usps.com and usps.com/postalfacts.

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About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner Bros. Entertainment and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.

About Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.

BATMAN, and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics.
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EVANIER AND ARAGONÉS DELIVER GROO: FRIENDS AND FOES!

New ongoing Groo series coming in 2015!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NEW YORK, NY—In time for New York Comic Con, Dark Horse announces a new ongoing Groo series brought to you by the award-winning team of Sergio Aragonés and Mark Evanier.

Each month of this yearlong series, Groo and his faithful pooch, Rufferto, encounter a different acquaintance—or enemy—with the usual dire consequences!

In issue #1, Groo crosses paths with Captain Ahax, the seaman with the world record for most ships sunk by the all-time stupidest character in comics.

Eisner-winning letterer Stan Sakai and colorist Tom Luth round out this all-star team.

Groo: Friends and Foes #1 is on sale January 21, 2015. Preorder your copy today.


Praise for Sergio Aragonés and Mark Evanier’s Groo:

“[Aragonés’s] style is so established, cartoony, and consistent that there’s never a doubt that you’ll get anything but pure magic out of him.”—Multiversity Comics

“Longtime Groo fans will find a lot to love here.”—Newsarama

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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.

DARK HORSE TO PUBLISH MISTER X: RAZED!

Visionary creator Dean Motter returns with a new masterpiece of retrofuturism!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NEW YORK, NY—Dark Horse announces the next series from visionary artist and designer Dean Motter: Mister X: Razed.

The intrigue in Radiant City never sleeps in this tale that is both Christmas story and murder mystery. With the start of a new series, Mister X: Razed serves as a great jumping-on point for new readers!

Radiant City is a metropolis as mysterious as its alleged creator—Mister X. The architecture that should’ve improved the city has left it cursed. Now, Mister X must watch over the City of Dreams turned City of Nightmares, keeping vigil during a holiday season that’s anything but jolly.

Mister X: Razed #1 is on sale February 25, 2015. Preorder your copy today.


Praise for Dean Motter’s Mister X:

“A visual treat for those that remember a time that never was.”—Ain’t It Cool News

“Motter has created his own off-beat, stylized cityscape, and even when it engages with contemporary culture it does so in its own unique way.”⎯ Comic Book Resources

“This is a fun story. Through his writing and illustration, Motter weaves together a Dick Tracy/Dark City type comic, combining excellent noir fiction with a morose, retro-futuristic feel.”—Geeks of Doom

“Sexy, scary and funny, compelling and visually astounding.”—Now Read This!

“It’s unlike anything else on the shelf right now—and if you happen to spot something that is, it’s probably because Motter’s work influenced it.”—IGN

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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.

DARK HORSE TO PUBLISH ‘THE COMPLETE PISTOLWHIP’!

Kindt and Hall go on a crime spree!

NEW YORK, NY—From Matt Kindt (MIND MGMT, PastAways) and Jason Hall (Beware the Creeper) comes the complete collection of intricate mystery stories perfect for any fan of crime fiction.

Named one of Time magazine’s top ten comics of 2001, the breakout graphic novel series from Matt Kindt and Jason Hall returns with a deluxe edition collecting every Pistolwhip story, in color for the first time.

The edition includes the two Pistolwhip books for the first time in hardcover, along with the Mephisto and the Empty Box one-shot and a story from Dark Horse Maverick: Happy Endings. Thrill to the twisty, interconnected tales of Mitch Pistolwhip, Charlie Minks, Jack Peril, Captain January, the Human Pretzel, and a monkey!

Matt Kindt fans should also mark their calendars for the release of Kindt’s 2 Sisters, coming in September 2015.

The Complete Pistolwhip is in stores April 15, 2015, from Dark Horse Comics. Preorder your copy today!

Praise for Matt Kindt:

“[Kindt displays a] mastery of visual storytelling: although using little dialogue, the narrative, with its multiple story lines, fractured chronology and plot twists, remains strong and clear.”—Publishers Weekly

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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.