SDCC: Finding DC Collectibles “Con Exclusives” at the Show – Plus Jim Lee Time-Lapse Video

The countdown to San Diego Comic-Con is on!

There’s just a few more days till the colossal event, and we’re making the final touches to our special DC Collectibles BlueLine Edition Batman action figure and Krypto Plush “Con-Exclusives.” If you’re going to Comic-Con, you’ll want to grab one or both of them, so we thought we’d give you a sneak peek at where to purchase these rare items at the show.

Below you’ll find a map of the floor which points out the exhibitors that will be selling our exclusives.

We want to make sure you don’t miss out!

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Oh, and don’t forget our special Jim Lee Limited Edition BlueLine Batman figure! There are only 150 available, but man, are they worth hunting down—especially if you’re a Jim Lee fan! They’ll be available through the retailers above. (Check for availability with retailer, and grab them quick! They’ll likely sell out on Wednesday.) Check out the video below to catch a glimpse of Jim Lee drawing the last of the character sketches for the figure.

Aspen Comics SDCC 2015 Signings and Appearances

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Aspen Comics Announces Complete SDCC 2015 List of Signings and Events

Press Release

Aspen Comics is set to bring together their largest gathering of creators all year in celebration of Comic Con International: San Diego 2015. The Aspen Comics Booth #2320 will feature signings throughout the weekend and will also be hosting the annual Official Aspen Comics Panel 2015 on Friday at 11:00AM in Room 9. The full events schedule for Aspen Comics is listed below:

Appearing at the Aspen Comics Booth #2320 all weekend long:

Frank Mastromauro (Shrugged, Overtaken)

Peter Steigerwald (The ZooHunters, DC’s Convergence)

Vince Hernandez (Fathom Blue, Damsels in Excess)

Mark Roslan (BubbleGun, Broken Pieces)

Josh Reed (Letterer, Aspen Comics)

Heather Finley (Executive Assistant: Iris Annual)

Tom Hutchison (Big Dog Ink Publisher)

David Wohl (Executive Assistant: Iris) Friday – Sunday only

Scott Lobdell (The Four Points) Friday – Sunday only

 

THURSDAY 07/09

11– 12PM:

Paolo Pantalena (Oniba: Swords of the Demon, Jirni)

Siya Oum (Lola XOXO, Wasteland Madam)

Eric “Ebas” Basaldua (Michael Turner’s Fathom Blue, Eternal Soulfire)

Lori Hanson (Lola XOXO: Wasteland Madam, EA: Assassins)

Alex Konat (Michael Turner’s Eternal Soulfire, All New Fathom)

  1. Ken Marion (Jirni, Michael Turner’s All New Soulfire)

 

12:30 – 1:30PM

Agnes Garbowska (Fathom Kiani, Psycho Bonkers)

 

2-3PM:

Paolo Pantalena (Oniba: Swords of the Demon, Jirni)

Siya Oum (Lola XOXO, Wasteland Madam)

Eric “Ebas” Basaldua (Michael Turner’s Fathom Blue, Eternal Soulfire)

Alex Konat (Michael Turner’s Eternal Soulfire, All New Fathom)

  1. Ken Marion (Jirni, Michael Turner’s All New Soulfire)

 

4PM:

Ale Garza (Michael Turner’s Fathom, Psycho Bonkers)

Dawn McTeigue (Lola XOXO: Wasteland Madam)

 

FRIDAY 07/10

11– 12PM:

Paolo Pantalena (Oniba: Swords of the Demon, Jirni)

Siya Oum (Lola XOXO, Wasteland Madam)

Eric “Ebas” Basaldua (Michael Turner’s Fathom Blue, Eternal Soulfire)

Alex Konat (Michael Turner’s Eternal Soulfire, All New Fathom)

  1. Ken Marion (Jirni, Michael Turner’s All New Soulfire)

 

12:30 – 1:30PM

Nei Ruffino (Shahrazad, Critter)

 

2-3PM:

Paolo Pantalena (Oniba: Swords of the Demon, Jirni)

Siya Oum (Lola XOXO, Wasteland Madam)

Eric “Ebas” Basaldua (Michael Turner’s Fathom Blue, Eternal Soulfire)

Alex Konat (Michael Turner’s Eternal Soulfire, All New Fathom)

  1. Ken Marion (Jirni, Michael Turner’s All New Soulfire)

 

4PM:

Ale Garza (Michael Turner’s Fathom, Psycho Bonkers)

Dawn McTeigue (Lola XOXO: Wasteland Madam)

 

SATURDAY 07/11:

11– 12PM:

Paolo Pantalena (Oniba: Swords of the Demon, Jirni)

Siya Oum (Lola XOXO, Wasteland Madam)

Eric “Ebas” Basaldua (Michael Turner’s Fathom Blue, Eternal Soulfire)

Alex Konat (Michael Turner’s Eternal Soulfire, All New Fathom)

  1. Ken Marion (Jirni, Michael Turner’s All New Soulfire)

 

2-3PM:

Paolo Pantalena (Oniba: Swords of the Demon, Jirni)

Siya Oum (Lola XOXO, Wasteland Madam)

Eric “Ebas” Basaldua (Michael Turner’s Fathom Blue, Eternal Soulfire)

Alex Konat (Michael Turner’s Eternal Soulfire, All New Fathom)

  1. Ken Marion (Jirni, Michael Turner’s All New Soulfire)

 

4-5PM:

Nei Ruffino (Shahrazad, Critter)

 

SUNDAY 07/12:

11– 12PM:

Paolo Pantalena (Oniba: Swords of the Demon, Jirni)

Siya Oum (Lola XOXO, Wasteland Madam)

Eric “Ebas” Basaldua (Michael Turner’s Fathom Blue, Eternal Soulfire)

Alex Konat (Michael Turner’s Eternal Soulfire, All New Fathom)

  1. Ken Marion (Jirni, Michael Turner’s All New Soulfire)

 

1-2PM:

Paolo Pantalena (Oniba: Swords of the Demon, Jirni)

Siya Oum (Lola XOXO, Wasteland Madam)

Eric “Ebas” Basaldua (Michael Turner’s Fathom Blue, Eternal Soulfire)

Alex Konat (Michael Turner’s Eternal Soulfire, All New Fathom)

  1. Ken Marion (Jirni, Michael Turner’s All New Soulfire)

 

The Official Aspen Comics Panel 2015 will be on Friday at 11:00AM in Room 9, and will feature Aspen creators Frank Mastromauro, Peter Steigerwald, Vince Hernandez, Mark Roslan, Josh Reed, David Wohl, Scott Lobdell, Siya Oum, Paolo Pantalena, Alex Konat, V. Ken Marion, Beth Sotelo, Heather Finley and BDI’s Tom Hutchison. The Aspen team will reveal upcoming new series from the publisher including a new project from creator Wohl and Giuseppe Cafaro, along with other reveals. As well, all fans in attendance at The Official Aspen Comics Panel 2015 will receive a free copy of Critter #1 featuring an exclusive cover by Alex Konat and Peter Steigerwald only available to panel attendees.

 

For more information please check www.aspencomics.com and the following official Aspen social media sites:

Facebook.com/aspencomics

Twitter.com/aspencomics

Instagram: aspencomics

Tumblr: aspencomics

Snapchat: aspencomics

 

Aspen MLT, Inc. is an entertainment publishing company founded in January 2003 by superstar comic artist Michael Turner. Priding itself on producing entertainment properties of the highest quality visual and storytelling elements Along with their own successful properties such as Fathom, Soulfire, Executive Assistant: Iris, Lola: XOXO, Jirni, Charismagic, BubbleGun and more. Aspen also collaborates with the comic industry’s most successful companies and endeavors including Marvel Comics and DC Entertainment. Aspen has collaborated with Marvel for various hit projects, including cover work for the best-selling events Civil War, World War Hulk, and Ultimatum. Aspen collaborated with DC Comics to provide covers for such best-selling titles as Superman/Batman: The Return of Supergirl, The Justice League of America, and Eisner-nominated covers for the critically-acclaimed, best-selling Identity Crisis series. In 2006, Aspen joined forces with television giant NBC to create the online comic adaptations for the hit television series Heroes. In 2012, Aspen teamed up with Gale Anne Hurd’s Valhalla Entertainment to produce the horror-adventure series Dead Man’s Run, as well as collaborating with director McG’s Wonderland Sound and Vision to produce the horror comic Haunted City. Aspen also produced the one-of-a-kind Anarchy digital graphic novel for the popular body spray company, Axe. In 2015, Aspen collaborated on DC’s Convergence in addition to their own new series The Four Points, The ZooHunters, Damsels in Excess, Psycho Bonkers and more.

 

Aspen Comics Reveals Full SDCC 2015 Exclusives List

Aspen Comics Reveals Full SDCC 2015 Exclusives List         

Press Release

This year’s full list of Aspen Comics exclusives for Comic Con International: San Diego 2015 has been announced to be available at the Aspen Comics Booth #2320. The publisher will feature two world premiere series launches for Michael Turner’s Eternal Soulfire #1 and Critter #1, in addition to featuring two new oversized art books, The Art of Aspen: Volume 2 and The Art of Big Dog Ink: Volume 1, as well as the prestige format century editions of Michael Turner’s Eternal Soulfire and Fathom Blue #1. Aspen’s new con-exclusive releases also include Michael Turner’s Fathom Blue #2, Shahrazad #4, and the first offering of Oniba: Swords of the Demon with a special con-exclusive sketchbook featuring artwork and concept designs for the new upcoming series from the publisher. Aspen will also be offering a rare Critter #1 SDCC 2015 Official Aspen Comics Panel exclusive variant cover that will only be available at The Official Aspen Comics Panel 2015 on Friday at 11:00AM in Room 9. The full list of Aspen Comics’ SDCC 2015 exclusives available at the Aspen Comics Booth #2320 is as follows:

The Art of Aspen Comics: Volume 2, limited to 500 editions.

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The Art of Big Dog Ink: Volume 1, limited to 500 editions.

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Michael Turner’s Eternal Soulfire #1 SDCC 2015 exclusive cover by Alex Konat & Peter Steigerwald, limited to 200 copies.

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Michael Turner’s Eternal Soulfire #1 SDCC 2015 Century Edition exclusive cover by Michael Turner and Peter Steigerwald, limited to 100 copies.

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Critter #1 SDCC 2015 Retro Edition exclusive cover by Owen Gieni, limited to 200 copies.

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Critter #1 SDCC 2015 Official Aspen Comics Panel exclusive variant cover by Alex Konat and Peter Steigerwald.

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Oniba: Swords of the Demon Limited Edition Convention Exclusive Sketchbook, limited to 200 editions.

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Michael Turner’s Fathom Blue #1 SDCC 2015 Century Edition exclusive cover by Michael Turner and Peter Steigerwald, limited to 100 copies.

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Michael Turner’s Fathom Blue #2 SDCC 2015 exclusive cover by Paolo Pantalena and Ula Mos, limited to 200 copies.

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Shahrazad #4 SDCC 2015 exclusive cover by Nei Ruffino, limited to 200 copies.

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Aspen will also be offering an SDCC 2015 exclusive series of ten new art prints featuring popular covers from Michael Turner’s Eternal Soulfire and Fathom Blue, BDI’s Critter and Shahrazad, and classic covers by company founder Michael Turner.

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For more information please check www.aspencomics.com and the following official Aspen social media sites:

Facebook.com/aspencomics

Twitter.com/aspencomics

Instagram: aspencomics

Tumblr: aspencomics

Snapchat: aspencomics

 

Aspen MLT, Inc. is an entertainment publishing company founded in January 2003 by superstar comic artist Michael Turner. Priding itself on producing entertainment properties of the highest quality visual and storytelling elements Along with their own successful properties such as Fathom, Soulfire, Executive Assistant: Iris, Lola: XOXO, Jirni, Charismagic, BubbleGun and more. Aspen also collaborates with the comic industry’s most successful companies and endeavors including Marvel Comics and DC Entertainment. Aspen has collaborated with Marvel for various hit projects, including cover work for the best-selling events Civil War, World War Hulk, and Ultimatum. Aspen collaborated with DC Comics to provide covers for such best-selling titles as Superman/Batman: The Return of Supergirl, The Justice League of America, and Eisner-nominated covers for the critically-acclaimed, best-selling Identity Crisis series. In 2006, Aspen joined forces with television giant NBC to create the online comic adaptations for the hit television series Heroes. In 2012, Aspen teamed up with Gale Anne Hurd’s Valhalla Entertainment to produce the horror-adventure series Dead Man’s Run, as well as collaborating with director McG’s Wonderland Sound and Vision to produce the horror comic Haunted City. Aspen also produced the one-of-a-kind Anarchy digital graphic novel for the popular body spray company, Axe. In 2015, Aspen collaborated on DC’s Convergence in addition to their own new series The Four Points, The ZooHunters, Damsels in Excess, Psycho Bonkers and more.

 

BOOM!’s Road to San Diego Comic-Con Visual Teaser for Upcoming Project with Mike Carey and Mike Perkins Unveiled

BOOM!’s Road to San Diego Comic-Con Visual Teaser for Upcoming Project with
Mike Carey and Mike Perkins Unveiled

Mike Carey & Mike Perkins Teaser

Art by Mike Perkins

July 2, 2015 (Los Angeles, Calif.) – As part of its series of announcements leasing up to San Diego Comic-Con, award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios unveiled a new image to tease a new original project coming in October from creators Mike Carey (Suicide Risk, The Unwritten) and Mike Perkins (Deathlok)! Details on the series will be released soon!

ABOUT BOOM! STUDIOS

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

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Twitter = @boomstudios

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Mike Carey
Twitter = @michaelcarey191

 

IDW Publishing & Top Shelf’s Comic-Con International 2015 Schedule

IDW Publishing & Top Shelf’s 
Comic-Con International 2015 Schedule
Full List of This Year’s Best Panels & Signings Revealed!

San Diego, CA (July 2, 2015) – Last week IDW and Top Shelf released their highly anticipated list of convention exclusives for this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, and now it’s time to reveal their panel and signing schedules! Get your schedules ready, because you won’t want to miss any of this!

IDW Publishing (Booth #2743) and Top Shelf Productions (Booth #1721) will host an amazing list of talent this year at both their booths. Come by and meet some of the biggest and brightest stars working in comics today!

IDW Publishing – Booth #2743

Wednesday July 8th Preview Night

6:00 – 8:00  Mike Zeck’s Classic Marvel Stories Artist Edition Launch Party! Mike Zeck
                   (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
6:00 – 8:00  Don Rosa’s Life & Times of Scrooge McDuck Artist Edition Launch Party! –  Don Rosa
                   (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
8:00 – 9:00  TMNT: Casey & April!  –  Irene Koh, Mariko Tamaki 
                   (*Check out the show exclusive!)
8:00 – 9:00  Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas Sneak Preview – Troy Little 
                   (*Get a free preview of the upcoming Top Shelf release!)

Thursday July 9th

10:00 – 11:00 Skylanders – Fico Ossio
10:00 – 11:00 WEIRD LOVE & YOE BOOKS! – Craig Yoe (Forelock the Warlock), 
                       Clizia Gussoni (Madam Clizia)
11:00 – 12:00 3A PresentsAshley Wood, William Wray
11:00 – 12:00 My Little Pony – Agnes Garbowska, Tony Fleecs, Thom Zahler, Jeremy  Whitley,
Bobby Curnow

                      (*Check out the show exclusive!)
12:00 – 1:00 Little Nemo, Onyx, Locke & Key – Gabriel Rodriguez, Eric Shanower, Chris Ryall
                     (*Check out the show exclusives, including a limited edition free poster for the
                     upcoming Locke & Key audiobook from audible.com!)
12:00 – 2:00 TMNT – Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, Bobby Curnow
1:00 – 2:00 SUPER SECRET PROJECT* John Barber, Dan Schoening,
Erik
Burnham, and SPECIAL GUEST
2:00 – 2:30 Scorpion Cast Signing Elyes Gabel, Robert Patrick, Katharine McPhee, Eddie Kaye Thomas,
Jadyn Wong 

                   (*Get a free Scorpion comic!)
                   (*ticketed signing – See employee for Details)
2:00 – 3:00 Bloom County and Beyond, Academia Waltz – Berkeley Breathed
3:00 – 4:00 Jem and the Holograms – Samantha Newark (original Jem voice talent!), Sara Richard,
Amy Mebberson, M. Victoria Robado

                   (*Check out the show exclusives!)
3:00 – 4:00 V-Wars, Rot & Ruin – Jonathan Maberry
4:00 – 5:00 X-Files Joe Harris, Joe Corroney
4:00 – 5:00 Transformers Brendan Cahill, Corin Howell, Marcelo Matere, John-Paul Bove,
Brian Shearer

                  (*Check out the show exclusive!)
5:00 – 6:00 Mike Zeck’s Classic Marvel Stories Artist Edition – Mike Zeck
                  (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
5:00 – 6:00 Don Rosa’s Life & Times of Scrooge McDuck Artist Edition – Don Rosa
                  (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
6:00 – 7:00 Ghostbusters Erik Burnham, Dan Schoening, Luis Antonio Delgado
                  (*Check out the show exclusive!)
6:00 – 7:00 Walt Disney Comics, Powerpuff Girls Derek Charm
                  (*Check out the show exclusives!)

Friday July 10th

10:00 – 11:00 TMNT Irene Koh, Caleb Goellner, Landry Walker, Erik Burnham,
                       Bobby Curnow
                       (*Check out the show exclusives!)
10:00 – 11:00 Red Light Properties – Dan Goldman
11:00 – 12:00 3A PresentsAshley Wood, William Wray
11:00 – 12:00 Orphan Black – Graeme Manson, John Fawcett, Jody Houser, Cat Staggs
12:00 – 1:00 Dirk Gently, Chew card game Launch Party! John Layman, Rob
                     Guillory, Chris Ryall
                     (*Check out the show exclusive!)
12:00 – 2:00 TMNT – Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, Bobby Curnow
1:00 – 2:00 Star Trek/Green Lantern Launch Party! Mike Johnson, Freddie E. Williams III  
                    (*Check out the show exclusives!)
2:00 – 3:00 Little Nemo, Onyx, Locke & Key – Gabriel Rodriguez, Eric Shanower, Chris Ryall
                   (*Check out the show exclusives!)
3:00 – 4:00 Star Trek – Scott Tipton, David Tipton, J.K. Woodward, Joe Corroney
3:00 – 4:00 Eric Powell’s The Goon Artist Edition Launch Party!  – Eric Powell
                   (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
4:00 – 5:00 Judas: The Last Days – W. Maxwell Prince
4:00 – 5:00 Wild Blue Yonder – Zach Howard, Austin Harrison
5:00 – 6:00 Mike Zeck’s Classic Marvel Stories Artist Edition – Mike Zeck
                   (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
5:00 – 6:00 Don Rosa’s Life & Times of Scrooge McDuck Artist Edition – Don Rosa
                   (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
6:00 – 7:00 Jem and the Holograms – Samantha Newark (original Jem voice talent!), Sara Richard,
M. Victoria Robado 

                   (*Check out the show exclusives!)
6:00 – 7:00 Transformers John Barber, Andrew Griffith, Livio Ramondelli, Sara Pitre-Durocher
                   (*Check out the show exclusives!)

Saturday July 11th

10:00 – 11:00 Ghostbusters Erik Burnham, Dan Schoening, Luis Antonio Delgado
                       (*Check out the show exclusive!)
10:00 – 11:00 Long Distance, The Dreamer – Thom Zahler, Lora Innes
11:00 – 12:00 Don Rosa’s Life & Times of Scrooge McDuck Artist Edition – Don Rosa
                       (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
11:00 – 12:00 My Little Pony –Tony Fleecs, Andy Price, Jeremy Whitley, Bobby Curnow,
Jay Fosgitt  

                      (*Check out the show exclusive!)
12:00 – 1:00 Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas Sneak Preview – Troy Little
                     (*Get a free preview of the upcoming Top Shelf release!)
12:00 – 1:00 Littlest Pet ShopGeorgia Ball
12:00 – 1:00 Edward Scissorhands Drew Rausch
1:00 – 2:00 Onyx, Little Nemo Locke & Key – Gabriel Rodriguez, Chris Ryall
                   (*Check out the show exclusives!)
1:00 – 2:00 In the Dark Rachel Deering, Marguerite Bennett
2:00 – 3:00 Mike Zeck’s Classic Marvel Stories Artist Edition – Mike Zeck
                   (*Check out the show exclusive hardcover!)
2:00 – 3:00 Judge Dredd Ulises Farinas, Douglas Wolk, Carlos Ezquerra
3:00 – 4:00 March – Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
3:00 – 4:00 Nelvana of the Northern Lights Hope Nicholson
4:00 – 5:00 God is Disappointed in You Mark Russell, Shannon Wheeler
5:00 – 6:00 X-Files Joe Harris, Joe Corroney
5:00 – 6:00 TransformersJohn Barber, Mairghread Scott, Sara Pitre-Durocher,
                   Corin Howell
                   (*Check out the show exclusives!)
6:00 – 7:00 Cartoon Network – Van Partible (creator of Johnny Bravo)
6:00 – 7:00 Godzilla: Rulers of EarthChris Mowry
6:00 – 7:00 V-Wars, Rot & Ruin – Jonathan Maberry

Sunday July 12th

10:00 – 11:00 X-Files – Sam “Mister Sam” Shearon, Joe Corroney
11:00 – 12:00 Skylanders – Fico Ossio
12:00 – 1:00 Onyx, Little Nemo Locke & Key – Gabriel Rodriguez, Chris Ryall
                     (*Check out the show exclusives!)
1:00 – 2:00 Walt Disney Comics, Powerpuff Girls Derek Charm
                    (*Check out the show exclusive!)
1:00 – 2:00 Godzilla: Rulers of EarthChris Mowry
2:00 – 3:00 My Little Pony –Tony Fleecs, Katie Cook, Sara Richard, Jeremy Whitley,
                   Christina Rice, Bobby Curnow
                   (*Check out the show exclusive!)
3:00 – 4:00 Imaginary Drugs Jeffrey McClelland & Eric M. Esquivel, Ally Cat, Alexis Ziritt
3:00 – 4:00 Star Trek/Green LanternMike Johnson, Freddie E. Williams III
                   (*Check out the show exclusives!)

Top Shelf Productions – Booth #1721

Swing by booth #1721 to find out when to meet these great creators:
Congressman John Lewis
Andrew Aydin
Nate Powell
Jeff Lemire
Eddie Campbell
Troy Little
Chris Sheridan
Julian Hanshaw
Mark Russell
Shannon Wheeler
Jess Smart Smiley

IDW and Top Shelf have an impressive list of panels that really has something for everyone! *Click on the panel names to be taken you directly to the official Comic-Con 2015 programs website where you can add them to your Schedule and sync them to your phone or calendar.

Thursday July 9th

God Is Disappointed in You
Thursday, 7/9/15, 11:00a.m. – 12:00p.m., Room: 28DE
Hey, nothing personal — that’s what the book says! Writer Mark Russell (Prez) and Eisner Award winning artist Shannon Wheeler (The New YorkerToo Much Coffee Man) bring to life their hilariously irreverent retelling of the Bible, God Is Disappointed in You (published by Top Shelf). They’ll perform their infamous “Bible in Ten Minutes” slide show and play a selection from the God Is Disappointed in You audiobook, as read by James Urbaniak (The Venture Brothers), recently nominated for an Audie Award for Best Comedy Audiobook. They will also give a sneak preview of the hotly anticipated sequel, Apocrypha Now.

The One and Only IDW Artist’s Editions Panel!
Thursday, 7/9/15, 3:30p.m. – 4:30p.m., Room: 4
Join Artist’s Editions Editor Scott Dunbier as he leads you on a tour of these big and beautiful books! There will be several announcements, a surprise guest or two, and some good old fashioned art talk—is there a better way for a comic art lover to spend a day at Comic-Con?! IDW President Greg Goldstein will once again moderate and add his own perspective on the AE phenomenon!

Friday July 10th

Something Old, Something New! (or, The Revenge of Classic Comic Collections Panel)
Friday, 7/10/15, 11:00a.m. – 12:00p.m., Room: 32AB
Join President of IDW Publishing Greg Goldstein as he reunites the stalwarts (or culprits) of the unprecedented boom in archival publishing for a spirited discussion about the future of classic comic book collections! Joining Greg will be LOAC Founder and Editor Dean Mullaney, renowned comic book historian and editor Craig Yoe, VP of Book Trade Sales at Dark Horse Comics Michael Martens, founder of Sunday Press Peter Maresca, Associate Publisher of Fantagraphics Eric Reynolds and IDW Senior Editor of Special Projects Scott Dunbier. It’s the golden age of archival collections, and if you crave more — or want to beg these guys to stop— this is the panel for you. Free book for every attendee PLUS other giveaways— and, each and every guest has promised to announce a NEW PROJECT so top secret even we don’t know about it yet! Sponsored by theSan Diego Comic Art Gallery!

Top Shelf Productions – Live!
Friday, 7/10/15, 12:00p.m.1:00p.m., Room: 32AB
Join marketing director Leigh Walton and a lineup of top-flight talent for an all-access look at the incredible new books from beloved indie publisher Top Shelf Productions! Hear and see Eisner-winner Nate Powell (Swallow Me WholeMarch) on his powerful new collection You Don’t SayChris Sheridan on his over-the-top genre mashup The Motorcycle SamuraiJulian Hanshaw on his quietly staggering widower tale Tim Ginger, and Ray Fawkes (One SoulConstantine) on his twisted cyber-sensual thriller Junction True (with Vince Locke). Plus the scoop on Eddie Campbell‘s Bacchus, the bestselling March series, and some truly incredible upcoming projects!

Women of Transformers
Friday, 7/10/14, 1:30p.m. – 2:30p.m., Room: 8
From Windblade and Arcee to Strongarm and the brand-new Combiner making her debut at SDCC, female Transformers characters have finally gotten their due—but behind the page and in fandom, even bigger changes have been happening. Join Transformers comics writers Mairghread Scott and Georgia Ball, artists Corin Howell and Sara Pitre-Durocher, Hasbro’s Sarah Carroll, and special guests!

Ghostbusters: Sony, IDW & Cryptozoic Entertainment
Friday, 7/10/2015, 2:00pm – 3:00 pm, Room: 25ABC
Join us in celebrating 30+ years of Ghostbusters, the classic supernatural franchise that defined an era. Learn about new products and plans firsthand from Sony Pictures Consumer Products, hear insight on the ongoing comic series by IDW Publishing, and see a demo of the successfully crowdfunded game by Cryptozoic Entertainment.

IDW: The Best Panel in Recorded History
Friday, 7/10/15, 4:00p.m. – 5:00p.m., Room: 4
This is the big one! Join IDW Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall and VP of marketing Dirk Woodlay waste to a room of shocked comic fans. Panelists include Gabriel Rodriguez, Sarah Gaydos, Joe Harris,Mike Johnson, Derek Charm, James Tynion IV, Ulises Farinas, and a special guest with a special announcement.

Saturday July 11th

MARCH with Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell
Saturday, 7/11/15, 10:00a.m.11:00a.m., Room: 23ABC
His first visit to Comic-Con made national news — now the legendary civil rights icon, US congressman, and #1 bestselling graphic novel author John Lewis returns! Congressman Lewis, co-author Andrew Aydin, and artist Nate Powell re-team to share with you their award-winning March series. You’ll hear about the incredible tour that’s brought the message of March to schools, universities, libraries, and corporate headquarters from coast to coast. You’ll see glimpses of the much-anticipated March: Book Three, covering Mississippi Freedom Summer and the unforgettable Selma-Montgomery March. And of course, you’ll hear Congressman Lewis’s firsthand memories of sit-ins, Freedom Rides, the march on Washington, Selma, and beyond — and the vital power of his message of transformative nonviolence in our world today.

TMNT: The Big Turtle Panel
Saturday, 7/11/15, 1:00p.m.2:00p.m., Room: 25ABC
Join IDW Editor Bobby Curnow, writer Tom Waltz and more, for a look back at the past four years of TMNT comics— and a sneak peak at what is to come with new announcements and art!

IDW & Hasbro: Transformers, Jem, Ponies & More!
Saturday, 7/11/14, 2:30p.m. – 3:30p.m., Room: 24ABC
Join IDW Editors John Barber and Bobby Curnow, along with Michael Kelly, Hasbro’s Senior Director, Global Publishing—for a comprehensive overview of all things IDW & Hasbro! Transformers! My Little Pony! Jem! G.I. JOE! Dungeons & Dragons! The inside scoop on the latest news and announcements! Featuring writer Mairghread Scott, artist Agnes Garbowska, and more special guests!

IDW: So, You Want to Be in Comics?
Saturday, 7/11/15, 4:00p.m. – 5:00p.m., Room: 4
Ever wondered what it would take to create your own comic? Or find a publisher that wants it? Want to break into “The Biz”? Why not find out how, from some of those who have? IDW Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-ChiefChris Ryall, VP of marketing Dirk Wood, artist supreme Gabriel Rodriguez (Locke & Key, Onyx), H.S. Tak(Boy-1), Ulises Farinas, Michael Benedetto (Drive), and other folks who’ve made the jump to “professional comic person” explain how they did it. Plus, some new project announcements.

Spotlight on Craig Yoe
Saturday, 7/11/15, 5:00p.m. – 6:00p.m., Room: 4 
Yo, Yoe! Comic-Con special guest Craig “The Indiana Jones of Comics Historians” Yoe is celebrating 50 years of writing and producing fanzines and books about the history of comic books and five years of Yoe Books. He will be interviewed by luminaries Ted Adams (CEO & Publisher of IDW Publishing) Kelley Jones (Batman), Jon Cooke (Comics Creator), Carol Tilley (Wertham debunker), and David Scroggy (Dark Horse). Plus, see a colorful visual slideshow of past highlights and many cool future projects. Free Weird Love and Haunted Horrorcomic books for all!

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Comic-Con Art Auction Presented by IDW Publishing and the San Diego Comic Art Gallery
Saturday, 7/11/15, 7:30p.m., Bayfront Hilton – Sapphire SD
Bid on original art by some of comics’ greatest creators, including Jim Lee, Charlie Adlard, Kelley Jones, J. Scott Campbell, Jeff Smith, Stuart Immonen, Tula Lotay, Dan Brereton, Sam Kieth, Ming Doyle, Bill Sienkiewicz, Paul Pope, Matt Kindt, Gilbert Hernandez, Jeffrey Brown, Greg Ruth, Fabio Moon, John Livesay, Gabriel Ba, Tyler Crook, and dozens more! Plus, IDW is opening their vaults to provide rare, signed, or out of print items including Artist Editions and IDW Limited editions that feature Stan Lee, Kevin Eastman, Herb Trimpe, Roy Thomas, John Romita, Gerry Conway and more! All proceeds from this auction benefit the First Amendment legal work of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. This auction is open to all – YOU DO NOT NEED A COMIC CON BADGE TO ATTEND!
Please RSVP for your bidder number at http://cbldf-auction-2015.eventbrite.com/

Sunday July 12th

IDW: KIDS Comics!
Sunday, 7/12/15, 10:00a.m.11:00a.m., Room: 4
IDW loves comics as much as kids do, so come find out what’s new for 2015! My Little Pony, Disney, Angry Birds, TMNT, Transformers, Skylanders, and more! Want to learn how to make your own comics? Come prepared with questions for the panel, including CCO/Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall (and daughter Lucy), editorsSarah Gaydos and Bobby Curnow, marketing marvel Rosalind Morehead, and writer/artist Derek Charm. Free comics for the kids!

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About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE and MY LITTLE PONY; Disney’s classic characters including Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Uncle Scrooge; Paramount/CBS’s Star Trek; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Zombies vs Robots by Chris Ryall and Ashley Wood; Ragnarök from Eisner Award-winner Walter Simonson; and Little Nemo from the award-winning duo of Eric Shanower and Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to acclaimed imprints such as the Library of American Comics, which publishes classic comic reprints, Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio, IDW Artist’s Editions, and Top Shelf Productions.

IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot; Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Warner Brothers are producing a film based on Ashley Wood’s Lore; Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film, and Alex Kurtzman is producing a movie based on Locke & Key at Universal. 

IDW Entertainment was started in 2014 to fund, develop, and oversee brand extensions across IDW Publishing’s portfolio of comics and graphic novels for the global television market. IDW Entertainment is currently in development with a slate of properties for television including the chilling and realistic vampire thriller, V Wars, by New York Times Best Seller Jonathan Maberry with writer/executive producer Tim Schlattmann (Dexter, Smallville); Douglas Adams’ Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, with writer/executive producer Max Landis (Chronicle); and many others.

SDCC 2015: DARK HORSE COMICS ENLISTS LARRY HAMA TO PEN CALL OF DUTY®: BLACK OPS III COMIC BOOK SERIES

SDCC 2015: DARK HORSE COMICS ENLISTS LARRY HAMA TO PEN CALL OF DUTY®: BLACK OPS III COMIC BOOK SERIES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MILWAUKIE, OR—Dark Horse Comics, Activision Publishing, Inc., and Treyarch have teamed up to deliver a thrilling comic book series written by decorated comics veteran Larry Hama (G.I. Joe) and drawn by Marcelo Ferreira (Transformers, TMNT)!

The Call of Duty®: Black Ops III comic book series follows an elite group of cybernetically enhanced soldiers as they wage a secret war across a futuristic, war-torn world transformed by technology.

In the first issue, the elite squad infiltrates Tashkent, Uzbekistan, to take down a double agent . . . but as they close in, the operatives uncover something much more sinister at hand.

Fans of the hit video game franchise can pick up a free exclusive minicomic at the show, available for the first time at San Diego Comic-Con International 2015. Visit Dark Horse Comics (booth #2615) or the Activision activation site to get a copy! (Warning: This comic contains violence and may not be suitable for those under 18 years of age.)

Call of Duty: Black Ops III #1 is on comic stands November 4, 2015. Preorder at your local comic shop today!

Read the exclusive interview with Larry Hama on IGN.com

Call of Duty: Black Ops III #1
Larry Hama (W), Marcelo Ferreira(A)
$3.99
On sale Nov. 4, FOC Oct. 12

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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 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.

 

Diamond Showcases San Diego Comic-Con Booth and Events Giveaways, exclusive first-looks, booth signings, Retailer Appreciation Lunch, the PREVIEWS Panel, and more set to take place at Comic-Con International

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Diamond Showcases San Diego Comic-Con Booth and Events

Giveaways, exclusive first-looks, booth signings, Retailer Appreciation Lunch, the PREVIEWS Panel, and more set to take place at Comic-Con International

(BALTIMORE, MD)- (July 2, 2015)- Diamond Comic Distributors and its PREVIEWSworld booth (#2401) are full steam ahead for Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC),  showcasing products for attendees to see WHAT’S@COMICSHOPS in the near future, con-exclusives they can enter to win, and more.  Additional activities at the booth include a signing with Bob’s Burgers creator Loren Bouchard, photo opportunities with Star Wars characters, game demonstrations, and more for attendees to discover. Diamond is bringing 22 con-exclusives to the show from Marvel Comics, DC Collectibles, Diamond Select Toys, IDW, BOOM! Studios, Dynamite, Oni Press, Funko, Medicom Toy, and the Wonderland Toy Company. Attendees interested in the exclusives will be directed to retailers on the convention floor who have them available for purchase.

Additional products showcased at the booth include the latest offerings from Bandai America with their Godzilla, Power Rangers, and SPRUkits toy lines; new comic-branded trains from Lionel; Marvel Nendoriods and Figmas from the Good Smile Company; a glow-in-the-dark Cthulhu from Warpo Toys; TMNT clay sculpts from Threezero; new PREVIEWS exclusives from Funko, high quality Halloween masks and more will be available to admire for con-goers.

The Cthulhu fans can get their first look at the glow-in-the-dark and standard 12″ Cthulhu that will be debuting at the Diamond booth. With an MSRP of $125, the glow in the dark 12″ Cthulhu packaged in an early 1980’s style, full-color box designed by artist Ken Kelly, will have a limited production run, features removable wings, 7 points of articulation, and pliable “gripping hands,” suited for grasping 3.75″ action figures to their doom.

Also debuting at the booth will be four unique clay sculpts for the upcoming Threezero and Kevin Eastman 1/6th scale Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles collectible figures.  The four TMNT figures will include Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael and Michelangelo designed by TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman specifically for this collaboration. The figures in this series will be 1/6th scale and fully-articulated, featuring tailored fabric clothing and the various weapons recognizable by fans as their classic accessories. The four figures from Threezero will be released later this year for pre-order through the PREVIEWS catalog at comic book specialty shops.

The Diamond/ PREVEIWS booth will also feature a Star Wars section as attendees can stop by and view the new Peavey Star Wars Guitars and Straps and Santa Cruz Skateboards and Decks. During the show, fans will have the opportunity to enter for a chance to win a Santa Cruz Star Wars Vader Skateboard and a Peavey Star Wars Boba Fett Predator Guitar.  Star Wars characters, C-3PO, R2-D2, R5-D4 and Jawas will also be present at the booth each day for pictures.

Creator of the hit TV show Bob’s Burgers Loren Bouchard will be available for signings and photos July 10th from 12:30-1:30pm in addition to the Benchwarmer Trading Card girls, Raquel Pomplun, Malorie Mackey, and Pamela Horton who will be available for signings Thursday, July 9th through Sunday.

Strategy game fans will want to join in on the new Pathfinders -Wrath of Righteousness Adventure Card Game with live demos taking place July 9th and 10th at specified times.

On Thursday July 9th, Diamond will host its own PREVIEWSworld Panel from 12:30-1:30pm PST in room 8. The panel will give a detailed look inside the pages of PREVIEWS, information on how PREVIEWSworld.com interacts with the catalog, a look at the new “How To Order” comic, followed by an interactive Q&A session. The panel will be led by PREVIEWS Editor Marty Grosser, PREVIEWSworld.com Editor Vince Brusio and Diamond Consumer Marketing Manager Andy Mueller.  Panel attendees will get a free copy of the July issue of PREVIEWS and have a chance to win many other great prizes. On Friday July 10th, Diamond will also host a Retailer Appreciation Lunch from 12:00PM-2:30PM in room 31A. Lunch sponsors Dark Horse Comics, DC Entertainment, IDW Publishing, Marvel Comics, BOOM! Studios, Titan Publishing, and Valiant Entertainment will make presentations, announcing their upcoming editorial plans and other news in addition to Diamond presenting its new initiatives for retailers.

For more information about Diamond’s SDCC Exclusives and where to find them, in addition to learning more about Diamond’s Comic-Con activities, visit www.previewsworld.com.

 

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ABOUT DIAMOND COMIC DISTRIBUTORS (DCD)—Diamond is at the nexus of comics and pop culture. Based in Baltimore, MD, DCD is the world’s largest distributor of English-language comic books, graphic novels, and related pop-culture merchandise, serving thousands of retailers worldwide. For more information, visit Diamond on the web at www.diamondcomics.com.

© 2015 Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc. All rights reserved. Diamond, the Diamond logo, and PREVIEWS are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Diamond Comic Distributors in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective copyright owners.

ComiXology Comic-Con 2015 schedule, giveaways and more

COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL 2015:

 

“Take Comics Further” with ComiXology

Full convention schedule revealed!

July 8th– 12th

Booth #2547

July 1st, 2015 – New York, NY. –  Join comiXology, the revolutionary digital comics platform, at this year’s Comic-Con International for panels, giveaways, signings, sales and more at their booth, panels and online from July 8th to July 12th at the San Diego Convention Center!

ComiXology (booth #2547) will be hosting ten panels this year at the show and during every panel a limited supply of comiXology t-shirts and Kindle Fire HD devices will be given out to lucky attendees. ComiXology will also help sponsor this year’s Comic Book Legal Defense Fund party and the Eisner Award Ceremony – two not to be missed events!

Also, as previously announced, comiXology will be giving out special print variants with exclusive covers at their booth for Marvel Comics’ A-Force #2, Dynamite Entertainment’s The Spirit #1, BOOM! Studios’ Lumberjanes #15, IDW Publishing’sOnyx #1, Valiant Entertainment’s X-O Manowar: Valiant 25th Anniversary Special #1 and a special comiXology Submit version of Aw Yeah Comics! #1. Those not attending the show can go to comixology.com to purchase a special limited edition digital copy of that comic with the variant cover available the same day as the signing until the end of Comic-Con International.

In addition, fifty lucky fans coming by the booth Saturday at noon, will have a chance to get a free copy of Philip K. Dick’s Man in the High Castle novel with an exclusive new cover by comic creator Ted Naifeh during a signing by actor Luke Kleintank from the Amazon Studios’ Man in the High Castle TV show. Bruce Timm will also be signing at the comiXoloyg booth Saturday to promote DC Entertainment’s Justice League: Gods & Monsters.

Here’s a complete list of the panels, signings, events and happenings comiXology is participating in this year at Comic Con International ’15:

Wednesday, July 8th – Sunday July 12th

Check www.comiXology.com each day for a new variant cover!

Wednesday, July 8th

7:00pm – 8:00pmIDW Publishing’s Onyx #1 (Exclusive Variant) giveaway and signing: Get a free exclusive cover By Gabriel Rodriguez with signing by Rodriguez and writer Chris Ryall. Limited to 500 copies. First come, first served. ComiXology booth #2547.

Thursday, July 9th

12:00pm – 1:00pm  — The comiXologist Traveling Podcast Party, Room: The Auditorium, San Diego Central Public Library
Speakers: Kara Szamborski & Matt Kolowski (The comiXologist Podcast Hosts), Jen Vaughn (Cartoonist)

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm  — BOOM! Studios’ Lumberjanes #15 (Exclusive Variant) giveaway and signing: Get a free exclusive cover by Hope Larson with signing by Larson and co-creator Shannon Watters. Limited to 500 copies. First come, first served. ComiXology booth #2547.

2:30pm – 3:30pm — ComiXology: Ask Me Anything, Room: 8

Speakers: David Steinberger (comiXology co-founder & CEO), John D. Roberts (comiXology co-founder & Director of comiXology Submit)
Moderator: Chip Mosher (comiXology)

4:00pm – 5:00pm  — Delcourt Panel, Room: 28DE

Speakers: Guy Delcourt (Founder of the Delcourt Publishing House, Owner of Editions Soleil) and David Steinberger (comiXology co-founder & CEO)
Moderator:  Abraham Riesman (New York magazine and Vulture editor)

6:30pm – 7:30pm  — Indie Comics Marketing & PR 101, Room: 8

Speakers: Jacq Cohen (Fantagraphics Books Director of Publicity & Promotions), Jen Vaughn (Cartoonist), Janelle Asselin (Publisher, Rosy Press), Kirk Damato (Creative Manager at Buzzfeed)
Moderator: Chip Mosher (comiXology)

8:00pm – 11:00pm — ComiXology Co-Sponsors the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s Comic-Con Welcome Party, The Westgate Hotel 1055, Second Avenue San Diego, CA 92101. All are welcome to attend.

Friday, July 10th

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm  — Valiant’s X-O Manowar: Valiant 25th Anniversary Special #1 (Exclusive Variant) giveaway and signing: Get a free exclusive cover by Al Barrionuevo and a signing by writer Robert Venditti. Limited to 500 copies. First come, first served. ComiXology booth #2547.

2:30pm – 3:30pm — Secret Origins: How the Industry’s Best and Brightest Began, Room: 8

Speakers: Hank Kanalz (SVP editorial strategy & administration at DC Entertainment), Michael Marts (Editor-in-Chief at Aftershock Comics), Allison Baker (Director of Operations at IDW Publishing, Co-Publisher at Monkeybrain Comics), Janelle Asselin (Publisher, Rosy Press), Aroop Sanakkayala (Co-Founder & COO, Strange Turn Entertainment)
Moderator: Chip Mosher (comiXology)

6:00pm – 7:00pm — A Comics Life for Me! The Road from Fan to Pro, Room: 9

Speakers: David Steinberger (comiXology co-founder & CEO), Bobbie Chase (VP Talent Development at DC Entertainment), Dafna Pleban (Editor Lumberjanes, BOOM! Studios), Guy Delcourt (Founder of the Delcourt Publishing House, Owner of Editions Soleil)
Moderator: Chip Mosher (comiXology)

8:00pm – 10:30pm ComiXology co-sponsors the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, Indigo Ballroom at the Hilton Bayfront: 1 Park , San Diego, CA.

Saturday, July 11th

11:00am – 11:50amn — Bruce Timm and DC Entertainment’s Justice League: Gods & Monsters signing: Get an exclusive poster signed by Bruce Timm with codes for $3 dollars off the DC Universe original movie, Justice League: Gods and Monsters HD digital download on Amazon Instant Video and a free copy ofJustice League: Gods & Monsters—Batman #1 on comiXology.

12:00pm – 12:50pm — Man in the High Castle  (Exclusive Variant) giveaway and signing: Get a free copy of Philip K. Dick’s Man in the High Castle novel with an exclusive new cover by comic creator Ted Naifeh during this signing by actor Luke Kleintank from the Amazon Studios’ Man in the High Castle TV show. Limited to 50 copies. ComiXology booth #2547.

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm — Dynamite’s The Spirit #1 (Exclusive Variant) giveaway and signing: Get a free exclusive cover by Jenny Frison with signing by Spirit writer Matt Wagner, artist Dan Schkade, and colorist Brennan Wagner. Limited to 500 copies. First come, first served. ComiXology booth #2547.

3:00pm – 4:00pm — ComiXology Submit: The Future of Self-Publishing, Room: 29AB

Speakers: John D. Roberts (comiXology co-founder & Director of Submit), Janelle Asselin (Publisher, Rosy Press), Joshua Fialkov (The Bunker, Life After, King), Jody Houser (Cupcake POW!), Joe Glass (The Pride,Stiffs), Elliot Blake (The Package), Stephan Franck (Silver)
Moderator: Chip Mosher (comiXology)

4:00pm – 5:00pm  — Marvel Comics’ A-Force #2 (Exclusive Variant) giveaway and signing: Get a free exclusive cover by Siya Oum with signing by Siya Oum. Limited to 500 copies. First come, first served. ComiXology booth #2547.

5:00pm – 6:00pm — Comics 101: Making Sense of the World of Comics, Room: 28DE

Speakers: Hank Kanalz (SVP Editorial Strategy & Administration at DC Entertainment), Deb Aoki (Contributing Writer, Publishers Weekly), Jen Vaughn (Cartoonist), Kara Szamborski & Matt Kolowski (The comiXologist Podcast Hosts)
Moderator: Chip Mosher (comiXology)

Sunday, July 12th

11:00am – 12:00 noon — Creating Comics The ComiXology Way, Room: 24ABC
Speakers: John D. Roberts (comiXology co-founder & Director of Submit), Mark Waid (Insufferable, Daredevil: Road Warrior Infinite Comic), Reilly Brown (Deadpool: The Gauntlet Infinite Comic, Power Play), Alex De Campi (Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman, Valentine), Chris Sheridan (Motorcycle Samurai)
Moderator: Chip Mosher (comiXology)

1:30pm – 2:30pm  — ComiXology Submit’s Aw Yeah Comics! #1 (Exclusive Variant) giveaway and signing: Get a free exclusive cover by Faith Erin Hicks with signing by creators Art Baltazar and Franco. Limited to 500 copies. First come, first served. ComiXology booth #2547.

2:00pm – 3:00pm — Fund My Comic, Room 29AB

Speakers: John D. Roberts (comiXology co-founder & Director of Submit), Jimmy Palmiotti (Abbandon, Denver), Jen Vaughn (cartoonist), Elliot Blake (The Package), Hope Nicholson (Publisher, Brok Windsor), Alexis Ziritt (The Package) and from Kickstarter Jamie Tanner (Comics Lead, Kickstarter)
Moderator: Chip Mosher (comiXology)

About comiXology
ComiXology, an Amazon.com, Inc. subsidiary (NASDAQ:AMZN), has revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel industry by delivering a cloud-based digital comics platform that makes discovering, buying, and reading comics more fun than ever before. ComiXology’s Guided View reading technology transforms the comic book medium into an immersive and cinematic experience, helping comiXology become a top ten grossing iPad app in 2011 and 2012 and the top grossing non-game iPad app in 2012 and 2013. Offering the broadest library of comic book content from over 75 publishers – and independent creators as well – comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the planet has become a comic book fan. ComiXology is based in New York City, with operations in Seattle, Los Angeles and Paris. For more information visit www.comixology.com.

ClickOnComics expands iOS and Android App.

ClickOnComics expands iOS and Android App.

Press Release
ClickOnComics announces several new features and books just in time for San Diego Comic-Con. 

Today, ClickOnComics announced several new features and books that will make their way to your smartphones, tablets, and PCs. They’ve also redesigned their iOS app to simplify navigation and include requested features that have already been released on their website. ClickOnComics also took another step in expanding their mobile applications by releasing their first Android app in the Google Play Store. Both apps are now available, and new features will continue to be added throughout the summer.

“This is an exciting time for ClickOnComics, our mobile developers are working hard to release new features this summer and revolutionize the way we read comics online”, said CEO of ClickOnComics Sergio Pedroza. “Our vision is to become the first social subscription service where all of our favorite comic book stories can finally unite. To make this a reality, we’ve added new content and are reaching out to new publishers every month.“

ClickOnComics has also announced a new relationship with publishers like Antarctic-Press and Heroic Publishing, which will bring several manga titles, and independent stories to their digital library. And to celebrate, ClickOnComics is offering a limited life-time subscription plan for only $4.99/month.
“Users who sign up today will be allowed to keep their monthly plan as long as they don’t cancel their account”, said CEO of ClickOnComics Sergio Pedroza. “We want our users to reap the long-term benefits of becoming subscribers during our start-up phase. As we continue to add more publishers, which we will, users who sign up today will never worry about buying a comic book they can’t afford.”

About ClickOnComics
ClickOnComics has transformed the comic book industry by delivering an affordable subscription service like Netflix to comic fanatics all around the world. Their cloud-based digital platform makes it easy to discover and read comics on all mobile devices. And with hundreds of titles and new publishers being added every month, they hope to become the first subscription-based platform where all of our favorite heroes can finally unite.

To learn more:
Website: https://www.clickoncomics.com
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.unleashed.clickoncomics
AppStore: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/clickoncomics/id954702822

DARK HORSE ANNOUNCES SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2015 SCHEDULE!

DARK HORSE ANNOUNCES SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2015 SCHEDULE!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MILWAUKIE, OR— It’s here! San Diego Comic-Con 2015 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 2015 | BOOTH #2615

SIGNING SCHEDULE

All creators signing in our booth offer their autographs for FREE. FREE 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 Dave Palumbo for our Prometheus/Aliens/AVP/Predator: Fire and Stone crossover comic event. The other features art by E. M. Gist for Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s The Strain. The location of each signing is indicated by the following abbreviations:

FS = Fire and Stone Signing Stage  ST = The Strain Signing Stage

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

THURSDAY, JULY 9

11:00 a.m.-11:50 a.m.     ST WEB COMICS: TARZAN, JOHN CARTER AND MORE:  Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.

12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m.  FS THE ART OF HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE, SUNDOWNERS: Tim Seeley

1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m. FS REXODUS: James Farr, Eric Lee, Paul Wizikowski, Mark Steele, Kevin Anderson

1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m. ST MAE: Gene Ha

2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m. FS BARB WIRE: Chris Warner, Adam Hughes, Gabe Eltaeb, Michael Heisler

2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m. ST BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: Christos Gage

3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m. FS TBA!

3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m. ST PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES: Jeremy Vanhoozer, Paul Tobin

4:00 p.m.–4:50 p.m. FS THIS DAMNED BAND: Paul Cornell, Tony Parker

4:00 p.m.–4:50 p.m. ST THE TOMORROWS: Curt Pires

5:00 p.m.–5:50 p.m. FS DARK MATTER CAST SIGNING: Melissa O’Neil (Two), Anthony Lemke (Three),
Jodelle Ferland (Five), Roger Cross (Six)

5:00 p.m.–5:50 p.m. ST BANDETTE, COLDER: Paul Tobin, BANDETTE: Colleen Coover

6:00 p.m.–6:50 p.m. FS FIRE AND STONE (PROMETHEUS, ALIENS, ALIEN VS. PREDATOR, PREDATOR,   PROMETHEUS: OMEGA): Paul Tobin, Chris Roberson, Joshua Williamson,
Kelly Sue DeConnick, Dave Palumbo

6:00 p.m.–6:50 p.m. ST THE LAST OF US, THE ART OF THE LAST OF US, THE ART OF UNCHARTED
TRILOGY
: Neil Druckmann

FRIDAY, JULY 10

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

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

11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m. FS THE SHAOLIN COWBOY, THE BIG GUY AND RUSTY THE BOY ROBOT: Geof Darrow

11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m.  ST THE WITCHER: Paul Tobin, Rafał Jaki, Damien Monnier

12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m.  FS AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER, THE LEGEND OF KORRA: Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko, Gene Luen Yang (WRISTBAND REQUIRED)

12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m. ST THE COURAGEOUS PRINCESS: Rod Espinosa
AGE OF REPTILES: Ricardo Delgado

1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m. ST THE PAYBACKS: Donny Cates, Eliot Rahal

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

2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m. ST EI8HT: Rafael Albuquerque, Mike Johnson

3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m. FS DARK MATTER CAST SIGNING: Melissa O’Neil (Two), Anthony Lemke (Three),
Jodelle Ferland (Five), Roger Cross (Six)

3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m. ST ARCHIE VS. PREDATOR: Alex de Campi, Colleen Coover

4:00 p.m.–4:50 p.m. FS THE STRAIN: Guillermo del Toro, Mike Huddleston, E. M. Gist (WRISTBAND REQUIRED)

4:00 p.m.–4:50 p.m. ST CONCRETE PARK: Erika Alexander, Tony Puryear

5:00 p.m.–5:50 p.m. FS GRENDEL VS. THE SHADOW: Matt Wagner, Brennan Wagner

5:00 p.m.–5:50 p.m. ST LADY KILLER: Joëlle Jones

6:00 p.m.–6:50 p.m. FS KING TIGER: Randy Stradley, Doug Wheatley, Michael Heisler

6:00 p.m.–6:50 p.m. ST TOMB RAIDER: Corinna Bechko
SATURDAY, JULY 11

10:00 a.m.–10:50 a.m. ST JUNGLE TALES OF TARZAN: Sergio Cariello, Steven E. Gordon, Diana Leto,
Carlos Argüello-Süllow, Mark Wheatley, Daren Bader, Thomas Yeates

11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m. FS ELFQUEST: Richard Pini, Wendy Pini

11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m. ST COLONUS: Ken Pisani

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

12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m.  ST DEATH HEAD: Nick Keller, Zack Keller

1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m.  ST TBA!

1:30 p.m.–2:50 p.m.  FS SERENITY, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, ANGEL & FAITH: Joss Whedon
(WRISTBAND REQUIRED)

2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m.  ST MASS EFFECT: Mike Gamble, Chris Wynn, Ian Frazier, Reid Buckmaster

3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m.  FS MIDNIGHT SOCIETY: Drew Edward Johnson

3:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m.  ST MIRROR’S EDGE: Christofer Emgård

4:00 p.m.–4:50 p.m.  FS CREEPY, EERIE: Dan Braun

4:00 p.m.–4:50 p.m.  ST DRAGON AGE: Mike Laidlaw, Ben Gelinas, Nick Thornborrow

5:00 p.m.–5:50 p.m.  FS GIRLFIEND: Jacob Pander, Arnold Pander

5:00 p.m.–5:50 p.m.  ST HARROW COUNTY: Cullen Bunn

6:00 p.m.–6:50 p.m.  FS MULAN: REVELATIONS: Marc Andreyko, Robert Alter

6:00 p.m.–6:50 p.m.  ST MIND MGMT, PAST AWAYS, 2 SISTERS, PISTOLWHIP: Matt Kindt
SUNDAY, JULY 12

10:00 a.m.–10:50 a.m. FS ITTY BITTY HELLBOY, AW YEAH COMICS!, GRIMMISS ISLAND: Art Baltazar, Franco

10:00 a.m.–10:50 a.m. ST EMPOWERED: Adam Warren

11:00 a.m.–12:50 p.m. FS FIGHT CLUB 2: Chuck Palahniuk, Cameron Stewart, David Mack (WRISTBAND REQUIRED.  One minicomic per wristband will be provided, or you may bring a Fight Club 2 comic. No other items allowed. Other restrictions may apply.)

12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m. ST EMILY AND THE STRANGERS: Rob Reger, Buzz Parker

1:00 p.m.-1:50 p.m. FS LEAVING MEGALOPOLIS, TOMB RAIDER: Gail Simone

2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m. FS TWO BROTHERS, DE:TALES: Gabriel Bá, Fábio Moon

2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m. ST MASS EFFECT: Mike Gamble, Chris Wynn, Ian Frazier, Reid Buckmaster

 

 

DARK HORSE PANEL SCHEDULE

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

THURSDAY, JULY 9

12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. DARK HORSE PRESENTS (Room 23ABC)

For years, Dark Horse has brought the creations of the most talented creators in the comics industry to stands—and now’s your chance to jump onboard! Join Dark Horse president and publisher Mike Richardson as he heads up a panel of Dark Horse’s incredible creative talent, including Rafael Albuquerque (EI8HT), Cullen Bunn (Harrow County), Joëlle Jones (Lady Killer), Paul Tobin (Colder), Gene Ha (Mae), and more!
3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.  DARK HORSE ORIGINALS: THE NEW MAINSTREAM (Room 23ABC)

Comics literature is the new mainstream, and Dark Horse Originals covers it all—from post–Depression era America in The New Deal to the return of Gabriel Bá and Fábio Moon with Two Brothers. Join panelistsGabriel Bá and Fábio Moon, Matt Kindt (MIND MGMT), and Colleen Coover (Bandette) as they discuss pushing the boundaries of what comics can accomplish in literature.

6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.  DARK HORSE MANGA! (Room 9)

Dark Horse’s history with Japanese comics can be traced back to the company’s earliest years, with a legacy that includes such legendary series as Oh My Goddess!, Lone Wolf & Cub, Blood Blockade Battlefront, and many more! Now Dark Horse continues to publish some of the industry’s best-selling titles, like Neon Genesis Evangelion, Oreimo: Kuroneko, Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, Satoshi Kon’s Opus, Unofficial Hatsune Mix(as seen on David Letterman), and the works of the creative powerhouse CLAMP. Join us for a look at the past, present, and future of manga at Dark Horse!

Dark Horse Partner Panels
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. SPOTLIGHT ON ART BALTAZAR AND FRANCO AURELIANI (Room 4)

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. MONKEYBRAIN COMICS (Room 28DE)

7:15 p.m.—8:15 p.m. DARK MATTER (Room 6BCF)

 

FRIDAY, JULY 10
10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. NICKELODEON AND DARK HORSE COMICS PRESENT: AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER AND THE LEGEND OF KORRA  (Room 25ABC)

Please come celebrate Nickelodeon’s Avatar universe with the brilliant minds who created it all: cocreators and executive producers Mike DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko. Mike and Bryan will discuss past story lines and tease the future at a panel full of surprises and behind-the-scenes stories!
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. BEHIND THE SCENES: MAKING COMICS (Room 23ABC)

Comics professionals come together to discuss their unique contributions to this beloved medium. In this panel moderated by Heidi MacDonald (Publishers Weekly), topics include creating engaging characters with Alex de Campi (Grindhouse), transitioning from artist to writer/artist with Joëlle Jones (Lady Killer), and going from self-publishing to book deal with Colleen Coover (Bandette). Sure to be a great panel for the budding cartoonist eager to explore the craft of making comics!

4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.  FROM CONSOLE TO COMICS: THE ART OF VIDEO GAMES (Room 7AB)

Your favorite video games have expanded beyond your screen and into comics! Join Dark Horse editor Dave Marshall and special guests Nick Thornborrow (BioWare’s Dragon Age), Rafał Jaki (CD Projekt Red’s The Witcher), Paul Tobin (The Witcher, PopCap’s Plants vs. Zombies), Corinna Bechko (Tomb Raider),Christofer Emgård (DICE’s Mirror’s Edge), and others as they discuss bringing some of gaming’s most popular titles—including World of Warcraft, Call of Duty, Halo, and more—to comics and art books.

Dark Horse Partner Panels
10:30 a.m.–11:20 a.m. EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS’ WORLDS OF ADVENTURE (Room 8)

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. THE REVENGE OF CLASSIC COMIC COLLECTIONS PANEL (Room 32AB)

3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.  BREAKING INTO COMICS AND STAYING IN (Room 30CDE)

4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.  WHAT DOES AN EDITOR DO? (Room 32AB)

5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.  MANGA PUBLISHING INDUSTRY ROUNDTABLE (Room 4)

5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.   THE POWER OF SUPERFANDOM (Room 14A)
SATURDAY, JULY 11

3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.  DARK HORSE TAKES OVER THE WORLD (Room 7AB)

From Hellboy to Fight Club 2, there are a lot of reasons for Dark Horse fans to get excited for the coming year in comics. Dark Horse president and publisher Mike Richardson and Dark Horse creators Mike Mignola, Chuck Palahniuk, Jeff Lemire, Eric Powell, and Matt Kindt bring fans a sneak peek of what to pick up at Comic-Con and beyond.
4:45 p.m.–5:30 p.m.  DARK HORSE PRESENTS: AN AFTERNOON 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!

7:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.  FIGHT CLUB 2 (Room 5AB)

Acclaimed novelist Chuck Palahniuk continues one of his most beloved works with Fight Club 2! Join Dark Horse for a discussion of the creation of this story with Chuck Palahniuk, editor Scott Allie, artist David Mack, and artist Cameron Stewart.
Dark Horse Partner Panels
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. AGE CATEGORIES (San Diego Central Library)

1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.  LIBRARIAN/EDUCATOR FALL 2015 KIDS GRAPHIC NOVEL BUZZ (San Diego Central Library)

4:00 p.m.—5:00 p.m. CHILDHOOD DREAMS COME TRUE: WRITING LICENSED CHARACTERS (30CDE)

5:00 p.m.—6:00 p.m.  LIBRARIAN TALKBACK (San Diego Central Library)

5:00 p.m.—6:00 p.m. SPOTLIGHT ON CRAIG YOE (Room 4)

8:00 p.m.—9:00 p.m.  CREEPY AND EERIE UNLEASHED (Room 25ABC)
SUNDAY, JULY 12
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. KIDS & COMICS: DARK HORSE COMICS FOR ALL AGES (Room 24ABC)

Comics are a great way to get kids interested in art, reading, and storytelling—and, well, they’re fun! JoinSteve Sunu (publicity coordinator, Dark Horse Comics), Art Baltazar and Franco (Itty Bitty Hellboy), Rod Espinosa (The Courageous Princess), and Jeremy Vanhoozer (PopCap, Plants vs. Zombies) to discover and discuss the ever-growing library of incredible all-ages comics—including Avatar: The Last Airbender, Plants vs. Zombies, and more!

Dark Horse Partner Panels
10:00 a.m.—11:00 a.m.  EMILY THE STRANGE PANEL EXPERIENCE (Room 32AB)