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Press Release: Meet VALIANT’s Superstar Creators At NEW YORK COMIC-CON 2012
Valiant is proud to reveal its full schedule of creator appearances for New York Comic-Con 2012 (NYCC)! From Thursday, October 11th through Sunday, October 14th, a who’s who of talent behind the hottest universe in comics will be on hand at the Valiant Entertainment booth (#1220) for signings, sketches and more! Meet the all-star cast of creators behind X-O Manowar, Harbinger, Bloodshot Archer & Armstrong, Shadowman, and the rest of the Valiant Universe’s greatest heroes!
To get the inside track on all of the great Valiant happenings in the works for 2013, join Joshua Dysart (Harbinger), Justin Jordan (Shadowman), Fred Van Lente (Archer & Armstrong), Executive Editor Warren Simons, and Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani for “The Future of Valiant” Panel on Friday, October 12th at 2:45 pm! Valiant’s biggest year yet starts right here!
And stop by the Valiant booth all weekend long to pick up a FREE “Future of Valiant” Preview, spotlighting Valiant’s biggest releases – including Shadowman #1! Also, look for the debut of the con-exclusive “Summer of Valiant” Collected Edition, collecting the four new #1 issues that relaunched the Valiant Universe anew. Now is the time to discover why the Valiant Universe has been captivating fans and critics all year long!
Only one more week to go… We’ll see you at NYCC!
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT SIGNING SCHEDULE – NYCC 2012
Thursday, October 11th
ALL DAY: Manuel Garcia (Bloodshot)
4:00 – 4:45: Arturo Lozzi (Bloodshot)
4:45 – 5:30: Joshua Dysart & Khari Evans (Harbinger)
5:30 – 6:15: Manuel Garcia (Bloodshot)
6:15 – 7:00: Justin Jordan (Shadowman)
Friday, October 12th
ALL DAY: Manuel Garcia (Bloodshot)
11:00 – 12:30: Joshua Dysart & Khari Evans (Harbinger)
12:30 – 1:30: Justin Jordan (Shadowman)
1:30 – 2:30: Fred Van Lente (Archer & Armstrong)
2:45 – 3:45: “The Future of Valiant” Panel, room 1A08
4:00 – 5:00: Manuel Garcia & Arturo Lozzi (Bloodshot)
5:00 – 6:00: Mico Suayan (Harbinger)
Saturday, October 13th
ALL DAY: Cary Nord (X-O Manowar)
11:00 – 12:30: Manuel Garcia (Bloodshot)
12:30 – 2:00: Joshua Dysart & Khari Evans (Harbinger)
2:00 – 3:30: Mico Suayan (Harbinger)
3:30 – 5:00: Justin Jordan (Shadowman)
5:00 – 6:30: Arturo Lozzi (Bloodshot)
Sunday, October 14th
ALL DAY: Cary Nord (X-O Manowar)
10:30 – 11:30: Mico Suayan (Harbinger)
11:30 – 12:30: Justin Jordan (Shadowman)
12:30 – 1:30: Arturo Lozzi (Bloodshot)
1:30 – 2:30: Joshua Dysart (Harbinger)
2:30 – 3:30: Manuel Garcia (Bloodshot)
Press Release: DC Entertainment – the industry leader in print and digital comics – will raise fan excitement to record-breaking levels with a number of announcements, creator signings, panels and celebrity appearances at New York Comic-Con. The impressive lineup of DC Entertainment activities takes place October 11-14 and cements New York Comic-Con’s position as one of the can’t-miss pop culture events of the year.
Stephen Amell – star of The CW’s highly-anticipated ARROW – will be on hand, along with an unprecedented lineup of comic book talent to give fans and attendees exclusive insight into DC Entertainment’s best-selling titles and iconic characters.
DC Entertainment will also debut its new, fully interactive booth experience at New York Comic-Con. First revealed at San Diego Comic-Con earlier this year, the state-of-the-art booth includes a demo area where fans can experience digital comic book reading on the iPad, Nook and Kindle and a green screen that will allow attendees to pose next to some of their favorite Super-Villains. Fans will also be able to purchase exclusive merchandise at the DC Entertainment booth for the first time, including top titles and a wide selection of DC Collectibles product.
DC Entertainment can be found at booth #1238. Here are some of the major stories fans can look forward to hearing about at the show – plus much more:
DC Entertainment’s New York Comic-Con 2012 panel schedule includes:
Thursday, October 11:
5:00-6:00pm – DC Collectibles
6:30-7:30pm – DC Comics – THE NEW 52: Superman
Friday, October 12:
10:15-11:00am – DC Entertainment: Talent Search
12:30-1:30pm – DC Entertainment: From Concept to Page
1:30-2:30pm – Vertigo: A View from the Cutting Edge of Comics
2:45-3:45pm – DC Comics: Green Lantern – The Third Army Arrives
4:15-5:15pm – DC Comics All Access: Before Watchmen
Saturday, October 13:
11:00am-12:00pm – DC Entertainment: Talent Search
12:15pm-1:15pm – Mad about MAD
1:30-2:30pm – DC Comics – THE NEW 52
4:00-5:00pm – Vertigo – Fables: 10th Anniversary!
5:15-6:15pm – DC Comics: Justice League
Sunday, October 14:
11:00am-12:00pm – DC Entertainment: Meet the Co-Publishers
12:15pm-1:15pm – DC Comics: Batman – Death Comes to Gotham
2:30-3:30pm – Drawing DC: Kids Edition
From executive producers Greg Berlanti (Green Lantern), Marc Guggenheim (Green Lantern), Andrew Kreisberg (Fringe) and David Nutter (Smallville), hard-hitting action TV series Arrow reinvents the DC Comics hero. After being marooned for five years on a remote island, billionaire Oliver Queen returns home with a mysterious agenda and a very lethal new set of skills that he uses in a war on crime. The series stars Stephen Amell (Private Practice), Colin Donnell (Pan Am), Katie Cassidy (Supernatural), David Ramsey (Dexter), Willa Holland (The O.C.) with Susanna Thompson (Dragonfly) and Paul Blackthorne (The River). From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, Arrow will air Wednesdays at 8/7c on The CW this fall.
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. In January 2012, DC Entertainment, in collaboration with Warner Bros. and Time Warner divisions, launched We Can Be Heroes—a giving campaign featuring the iconic Justice League super heroes—to raise awareness and funds to fight the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa.
Press Release: Image Comics’ complete signing schedule for New York Comic Con is now available! The schedule includes signings by top creators every day of the convention, October 11-14 in New York City’s Javits Center. Signings will take place at the Image Comics booth, #1229.
Several creators will also be signing convention exclusives, which Image unveiled on September 19. Details on the exclusives, as well as the panel schedule, can be found at Image Comics’ website.
Thursday 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM
3:00-4:00 Haunt signing: Joe Casey and Nathan Fox
4:00-5:00 Not My Bag signing: Sina Grace
4:00-6:00 Think Tank signing/Talent Hunt: Matt Hawkins (Top Cow)
5:00-6:00 Mind The Gap signing: Jim McCann & Rodin Esquejo
5:00-6:00 Robert Kirkman signing (Skybound) (ticketed)*
6:00-7:00 Halloween Eve signing: Brandon Montclare & Amy Reeder
6:00-7:00 The Darkness and The Bulletproof Coffin signing: David Hine
7:00-8:00 Comeback signing: Ed Brisson & Michael Walsh
8:00-9:00 Great Pacific signing: Joe Harris
Friday 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
10:00-11:00 Pigs and Choker signing: Ben McCool & Ben Templesmith
11:00-12:00 Point of Impact signing: Jay Faerber
12:00-1:30 Mind the Gap signing: Jim McCann & Rodin Esquejo
1:00-2:00 Thief of Thieves signing: Nick Spencer, James Asmus, Shawn Martinbrough & Felix Serrano (Skybound)
1:30-3:00 Luther Strode signing: Justin Jordan & Tradd Moore (ticketed)*
3:00-4:00 Non-Humans signing: Glen Brunswick & Whilce Portacio
3:30-5:30 Think Tank signing/Talent Hunt: Matt Hawkins (Top Cow)
4:00-5:00 MacGyver signing: Lee David Zlotoff & Will Sliney
4:00-5:00 The Darkness and The Bulletproof Coffin signing: David Hine
4:00-5:30 Robert Kirkman signing (Skybound) (ticketed)*
5:00-6:00 D.O.G.s of Mars signing: Christian Weiser, Tony Trov & Johnny Zito
5:00-6:00 Artifacts signing: Ron Marz (Top Cow)
6:00-7:00 The Manhattan Projects signing: Jonathan Hickman & Jordie Bellaire (ticketed)*
Saturday 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
10:00-11:00 Point of Impact signing: Jay Faerber
11:00-12:00 Halloween Eve signing: Brandon Montclare & Amy Reeder
11:00-12:30 Think Tank signing/Talent Hunt: Matt Hawkins (Top Cow)
12:15-2:00 Saga signing: Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples (ticketed)*
1:00-2:00 Witch Doctor signing: Brandon Seifert & Lukas Ketner (Skybound)
2:00-3:00 Severed signing: Scott Snyder, Scott Tuft, & Attilla Futaki (ticketed)*
3:00-4:00 Top Cow Universe signing: Jeremy Haun, Nelson Blake II, David Hine, Tim Seeley, & Ron Marz
4:00-5:00 Bedlam and Morning Glories signing: Nick Spencer & Rodin Esquejo (ticketed)*
4:00-5:30 Teen Wolf signing: Tyler Posey, Jeff Davis & David Tischman (ticketed)*
5:00-6:00 Great Pacific signing: Joe Harris
5:00-6:00 Thief of Thieves signing: Nick Spencer, James Asmus, Shawn Martinbrough & Felix Serrano (Skybound)
6:00-7:00 The Manhattan Projects signing: Jonathan Hickman & Jordie Bellaire (ticketed)*
Sunday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
10:15-12:00 Happy! signing: Grant Morrison (ticketed)*
11:00-12:00 Super Dinosaur signing: Jason Howard (Skybound)
12:00-1:00 Black Kiss 2 signing: Howard Chaykin
1:00-3:00 Saga signing: Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples (ticketed)*
3:00-4:00 Great Pacific signing: Joe Harris (writer/artist)
3:30-5:00 Robert Kirkman signing (Skybound) (ticketed)*
4:00-5:00 Valentine signing: Alex de Campi & Christine Larsen
*Tickets will be available at the Image Comics booth (#1229) on the day of the signing. One ticket per person will be available for each ticketed signing beginning at the start of the show each day and only while supplies last. No purchase necessary.
All signings are subject to change. Check at the Image Comics booth for up-to-date signing schedules. Keep up with what’s happening at the Image Comics booth by following us on Twitter (@ImageComics)!
Press Release - June 30th, 2012: New York Comic Con (NYCC) officials have today announced that Sean Astin will be a guest at the show where he will be appearing Friday, October 12 – Sunday, October 14. Astin joins recently announced TV personality and “Monster Hunter” Josh Gates as an entertainment guest at the show. In addition to featuring top artists and creators from the world of comics, NYCC is a showcase for celebrities from all corners of the entertainment universe including film, TV, books and music. In Fall 2012 Nickelodeon will relaunch Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as a new animated series and Sean Astin will be voicing red-masked Raphael. Astin, of course, is also well remembered for his role as loyal Samwise Gamgee in the universally acclaimed Lord of the Rings; his role as Mikey in the 1980’s classic The Goonies; and his title role as the American working class hero in Rudy. He will be signing autographs for fans as well as doing a Q & A panel.
New York Comic Con, which attracted over 100.000 fans last year, is one of the largest annual conventions to take place in New York City. This year’s event will take place October 11 – 14, 2012 at the Javits Center. Tickets are selling quickly and may be purchased at www.NewYorkComicCon.com.
“We look for guests who span the artistic universe and who contribute to the growth and evolution of pop culture in its many forms,” notes Lance Fensterman, Group Vice President for ReedPOP and Show Manager for NYCC. “Sean Astin is a great actor who is solidly established in the pop culture world yet extremely well respected for his roles in some legendary movies. He has a huge following and we are pleased to be providing this opportunity for thousands of fans to meet him in person.”
ABOUT SEAN ASTIN: Sean Astin was “Mikey” who helped find pirate treasure in the 1980’s popular classic The Goonies. He’s remembered as loyal Samwise Gamgee in the universally acclaimed Lord of the Rings trilogy and is singularly identified with the story of an American working class hero, Rudy. His performance captured people’s imaginations, inspiring them to Work Hard & Dream Big.
The actor demonstrates wide range. In Where the Day Takes You he’s an anguished, homeless, drug addict & then a slapstick lisping, muscle bound fop in Adam Sandler’s blockbuster 50 First Dates. His recognizable films include: The Final Season, Memphis Belle, Click, Courage Under Fire, Toy Soldiers & Encino Man.
Astin appears on TV shows including 24, Law & Order, My Name Is Earl, Monk & recently NCIS. He starred as Harrison Bergeron in Kurt Vonnegut’s adapted story of the same name & became Two-Flower in Sky Television’s adaptation of Terry Prachett’s fantasy/satire epic The Color of Magic. Sci-Fi fans praise his Mr. Smith in Showtime’s series Jeremiah.
Sean’s voice is familiar, narrating Animal Planet’s Meerkat Manor, as Disney Channel’s title character Special Agent Oso & now as Raphael in Nickelodeon’s NEW Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Animated Series.
Sean has directed TV (Angel/Perversions of Science) & published a bestseller There and Back Again: An Actor’s Tale. He graduated from UCLA (History & English), studied with legendary acting teacher Stella Adler & currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife of 20 years, Christine & their three daughters, Alexandra, Elizabeth and Isabella.
As noted, tickets for New York Comic Con in 2012 are currently available for purchase at www.NewYorkComicCon.com. Anyone interested in exhibiting at New York Comic Con should contact Larry Settembrini, firstname.lastname@example.org . Other information about the show, as well as news about ReedPOP, which organizes a range of pop culture events, is available at Lance Fensterman’s blog, www.MediumAtLarge.net. Organizers note that many more guests will be announced over the next few weeks and months and fans should keep their eyes on NYCC’s website and blog for additional comics, entertainment and anime announcements.
ABOUT REEDPOP: ReedPOP is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions which is exclusively devoted to organizing events, launching and acquiring new shows, and partnering with premium brands in the pop culture arena. ReedPOP is dedicated to producing celebrations of popular culture throughout the world that transcend ordinary events by providing unique access and dynamic personal experiences for consumers and fans. The ReedPOP portfolio includes: New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) East & West, Star Wars Celebration, Fantasy Football Fest and the UFC Fan Expo. The staff at ReedPOP is a fan based group of professionals producing shows for other fans, thus making them uniquely qualified to service 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, Asia and Europe.
Press Release: Officials at New York Comic Con (NYCC) have today announced that the New York Anime Festival (NYAF) will become an integral part of the massive pop culture convention rather than continue to operate as a separate co-located event. NYAF was launched in December 2007 as a stand-alone festival delivering quality content and entertainment to anime fans and professionals in New York City. NYCC organizers note that while NYAF will no longer be staged as a separate entity, their mission to serve the anime community will be a priority and will remain consistent with past standards of excellence. Since its inception, NYAF has presented the latest and the best in anime, manga, Japanese cinema, music and games and this programming will be a vital part of NYCC planning moving forward. New York Comic Con provides something for attendees across diverse fandoms, and in this new configuration, the anime fan will play a central role – as opposed to a separate role – in defining convention activity by being part of the NYCC pop culture community.
New York Comic Con, which attracted over 100,000 visitors in 2011, will take place October 11 – 14, 2012 at the Javits Center in New York City. Last year's edition of NYCC sold out and this year's show is also expected to sell out. Fans of this year's convention are encouraged to purchase 4-Day tickets which are already on sale via the show's website, www.newyorkcomiccon.com.
"This move has nothing to do with our loyalty or commitment to the anime community and everything to do with the growth and identity of New York Comic Con as a leading pop culture event," notes Lance Fensterman, Group Vice President of ReedPOP and Show Manager of NYCC. "NYCC embraces all elements of the pop culture world, including anime, and we have evolved to a point where the existence of NYAF outside our universe is almost a contradiction. We will be better able to serve the anime community from within the NYCC infra-structure rather than have a show which is separate and which will always be dwarfed by everything that New York Comic Con represents and is. We will present the very best anime programming at NYCC, and we look forward to providing for the anime community in a manner that does service to the legacy of NYAF."
NYCC's commitment to booking top Japanese entertainment guests has been evident through the years and this commitment will remain as NYCC develops its list of celebrity appearances for 2012 and beyond. In the past, NYCC/NYAF has played host to Japanese guests including T.M. Revolution, Takashi Miike, Junko Takeuchi, Makoto Shinkai, Dai Sato, Minori Chihara, Yoshiki, VAMPS, Puffy AmiYumi and Boom Boom Satellites. These are the type of guests that NYCC will continue to showcase as part of its anime programming. In addition, NYCC programmers will continue to feature anime and manga panels with publishers and creators and screenings of classic and contemporary anime titles. The show will also continue to feature exhibitors across the anime and manga space, with publishers already signed up for NYCC 2012 including FUNimation Entertainment and Vertical, Inc.
Again, organizers note that NYAF's spirit and activities will blend into NYCC. Guests, exhibitors, screenings and panels will remain largely as is, and additional NYAF events will change within this transition. NYAF's traditional Saturday Masquerade will turn into daily, evening costume contests, the show will feature one live-events stage with both comic and anime content instead of separate comic and anime stages and the Anime Artist Alley will fold into NYCC's overall Artist Alley. Speakers interested in presenting an anime-themed panel should submit their information into NYCC's online submission tool and artists looking to set up with anime-inspired art should apply to NYCC's Artist Alley now.
Panel submission information is located here and Artist Alley applications can be found online at this link.
Other information about New York Comic Con, as well as news about ReedPOP, which organizes a range of pop culture events, is available at Lance Fensterman's blog, www.mediumatlarge.net. Both comic and anime exhibitors interested in participating in the show are encouraged to contact NYCC's Larry Settembrini as soon as possible at email@example.com.
ReedPOP is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions which is exclusively devoted to organizing events, launching and acquiring new shows, and partnering with premium brands in the pop culture arena. ReedPOP is dedicated to producing celebrations of popular culture throughout the world that transcend ordinary events by providing unique access and dynamic personal experiences for consumers and fans. The ReedPOP portfolio includes: New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) East & West, Star Wars Celebration, Fantasy Football Fest and the UFC Fan Expo. The staff at ReedPOP is a fan based group of professionals producing shows for other fans, thus making them uniquely qualified to service 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, Asia and Europe.
Press Release: The Aspen Comics team will be attending this year’s New York Comic Con on October 13th - 16th, and will feature a host of exciting talent and NYCC exclusives for show attendees. Aspen creators Frank Mastromauro, Joe Benitez, David Wohl, Greg Pak, J.T. Krul, Chap Taylor, Jason Fabok, Micah Gunnell, Oliver Nome, Khary Randolph, Emilio Lopez and more guests will be on hand at the Aspen Comics Booth #1246 throughout the con weekend.
In association with legendary film producer Gale Anne Hurd’s Valhalla Motion Pictures, Aspen will be launching an all-new series, Dead Man’s Run, at the show with the release of an exclusive Dead Man’s Run #0 New York Comic Con 2011 cover by series artist Tony Parker and Peter Steigerwald, limited to 500 copies. Dead Man’s Run takes readers into an entirely different vision of Hell from the mind of superstar comic book scribe Greg Pak with art by the talented Parker and Steigerwald.
Aspen and director McG’s Wonderland Sound and Vision have teamed up to launch an all new horror series, Haunted City, by writers Chap Taylor and Peter Johnson with art by Michael Ryan and Kelsey Shannon. Aspen will be celebrating the release with an exclusive Haunted City #1 New York Comic Con 2011 cover by Joe Benitez and Peter Steigerwald. Haunted City is Aspen’s latest foray into the horror genre as readers will see the Big Apple like they’ve never seen before, as it is truly the biggest haunted house in the world.
In addition to the launches of Dead Man’s Run and Haunted City, Aspen will also feature a special NYCC 2011 exclusive cover to their all new action sci-fi release Broken Pieces #1 by creator Mark Roslan and artist Micah Kaneshiro limited to 500 copies. Broken Pieces tells the tale of a future torn apart by a catastrophic virus while in the midst of this disaster, one man must rebuild not only his life, but everything he holds dear in order to save humanity.
Aspen will also be offering an exclusive Fathom #2 New York Comic Con 2011 by Jason Fabok and Peter Steigerwald, limited to 500 copies and only available at the Aspen Comics Booth #1246.
Each day of the Comic Con, Aspen will be releasing a different, all-new art print featuring Aspen’s most popular covers, with each daily print highly-limited to only 30 editions each. Aspen strongly encourages fans and collectors to arrive early at the Aspen Booth #1246 as quantities of the Aspen daily prints are expected to sell out. Aspen will also be releasing an all-new series of their industry-leading art prints, featuring popular art from Fathom, Soulfire, Lady Mechanika and more.
The official Aspen Comics Panel will take place on Saturday from 10:45am – 11:45am in room 1A23. Aspen creators Frank Mastromauro, Joe Benitez, Greg Pak, David Wohl, JT Krul, Chap Taylor, Jason Fabok, Khary Randolph, Emilio Lopez, Oliver Nome and Micah Gunnell will answer fans questions directly and preview Aspen’s exciting plans for 2012 including new titles Dead Man’s Run, Haunted City, Broken Pieces, Idolized, Shrugged Volume 2, Homecoming, Fathom: Kiani Volume 2 and more. All fans in attendance will receive a free gift courtesy of Aspen Comics.
For more information on the New York Comic Con, please check www.newyorkcomiccon.com and for more information on Aspen Comics please check www.aspencomics.com and www.aspenstore.com
Press Release: Creators/Executive Producers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz to Participate In a Moderated Q&A Panel and Autograph Session
Get ready to take an exciting look at ABC's new series, "Once Upon a Time," at New York Comic Con 2011, taking place on Friday, October 14 at Javits Center. On hand will be the show's creators/executive producers, Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, who will participate in a moderated Q&A panel and special autograph session. Below are the details:
Friday, October 14
"Once Upon a Time" exclusive screening and panel in the American Airlines Theater, Room 1A06, from 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Calling all "Lost" fans - join creators and executive producers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz ("Lost" and "Tron: Legacy") as they introduce you to the magical story of two parallel worlds: one in a distant fairytale land, the other in a present-day reality. Following the exclusive screening of the pilot, Eddy and Adam will participate in a Q&A panel moderated by Matt Mitovich, Editor-at-Large for TVLine.com, about this modern fairytale turned on its head. Arrive early for exclusive magic mirrors! After the panel, Eddy and Adam will participate in a special autograph session from 11:45-12:45 p.m. in Room 1E07.
For more information on "Once Upon a Time," visit ABC.com
Press Release: Jim Hanley’s Universe is offering comic fans a warm up for the New York Comic Con festivities with a huge signing event featuring a variety of creators from a selection of innovative titles. On October 12th, the day before NYCC, Mark Texeira (Red Spike, Wolverine), Ben McCool (Pigs, Choker), Nathan Edmondson (Who is Jake Ellis?), Chris Houghton (Reed Gunther), Shane Houghton (Reed Gunther), Edwin Huang (Skullkickers), Richard Starkings (Elephantmen), Charles Soule (Twenty Seven), Jeff Cahn (Red Spike), Owen Wiseman (Samurai's Blood), David Baxter (Marksmen), Chris Giarrusso (G-Man) and more will be on hand to sign copies of their latest comics books. The first 50 people to buy a comic from any of the attending creators will receive a FREE copy of the September 2011 edition of HEAVY METAL magazine. We’ll have drinks and snacks available on hand and plan to party down with our diverse lineup of personalities.
The Jim Hanley's Universe Creator MEGA Event will take place in New York City at Jim Hanley’s Universe on October 12th, 2011 starting at 6:30 P.M. at 4 West 33rd St., across from the Empire State Building. For more information, please call (212) 268-7088.
About Jim Hanley's Universe
Since 1985, Jim Hanley's Universe has been America's best and most progressive comic book store. At Jim Hanley's Universe, we work extra hard to stock the full range of comic titles and related merchandise that is available today.
We carry comics from Marvel, DC, Image, Dark Horse, IDW, Dynamite, Avatar, BOOM, Oni, Fantagraphics, Drawn & Quarterly, Pantheon, 2000AD, Picturebox, Viz, Del Rey, Tokyopop, and more! We carry kids comics, international comics, literary comics, mature-readers titles, Manga, graphic novels, small press indies, zines and mini-comics, and more! We have an extensive back issue collection, and we also carry statues, collectibles, action figures, apparel, DVDs, trading cards, books, comics and gaming supplies and more!
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Press Release: “A Never-Ending Battle,” the first episode of a new film from the creative team responsible for the award-winning PBS documentaries “Broadway: The American Musical” and “Make ‘Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America,” will be screened in front of an audience for the first time at the New York Comic Con, the East Coast’s largest and most exciting pop culture convention.
Featuring rare footage along with new interviews with legends such as Joe Simon, Stan Lee, Jim Steranko, Neal Adams, Michael Chabon and Jules Feiffer, segments of the first episode – “A Never-Ending Battle: 1938-1954” – will be previewed on Friday, October 14, 2011 at 4PM in Room 1B01 of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center at 655 West 34th Street in Midtown Manhattan. An on-stage interview and Q&A with filmmakers and cultural historians Michael Kantor and Laurence Maslon will take place immediately following the screening.
“We’re really excited to preview our film to fans at New York Comic Con,” said Emmy Award winning filmmaker Michael Kantor. “Because so many incredible talents have given us interviews, I think of this screening as kind of like attending six all-star panel sessions at once. We are also very eager to get fan reactions and feedback.”
“As a comics fan from back in the days of Second Sundays at the McAlpin Hotel, it was a privilege for me to sit down and hear so many legendary creators spin new tales I had never heard before,” added Maslon, the film’s co-writer, as well as an associate professor at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. “This documentary series will mark the first time that we’re able to tell the grand epic of the American comic book heroes on a scale that they deserve.”
The event is open to all registered attendees of the New York Comic Con, space permitting, and has been made possible by special arrangement with Ghost Light Films, Inc., Reed POP and Bonfire Agency, LLC.
About “A Never-Ending Battle”
With principal production funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts, “A Never-Ending Battle” is slated to air as the first episode of a three-part series on PBS stations early in 2013. The series will explore the American art form of the comic book superhero and its complex interrelation with American culture over the last 75 years. Throughout this period, comic books artists, writers and publishers have unleashed thousands of exotic, bizarre, heroic and seductive adventurers upon the American public; some have become instantly recognizable all over the globe, many have crashed miserably under the weight of their own lack of inspiration—all were created in the hopes that they connect with some aspect of the American consumer. In this regard, the film explores how the evolution of the costumed crusader reflects our social, political and cultural history. Fervent fans, casual viewers, and everyone in between will discover much to marvel over in this informed overview of the adventures of America’s most popular genre of historic fiction.
About Ghost Light Films, Inc.
Founded in 1996 by Michael Kantor, Ghost Light Films has produced a range of award-winning documentary films for PBS and cable television that explore the history of the arts in America. Most recently, Kantor served as Executive Producer on “Give Me the Banjo” which was narrated by Steve Martin and will air on PBS on November 4, 2011. In 2009, Ghost Light created the six-part PBS series, “Make ‘Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America,” which was produced with Thirteen/WNET, New York in association with BBC-TV. The series, hosted by Billy Crystal and narrated by Amy Sedaris, garnered both critical acclaim and outstanding ratings, earning Mr. Kantor and his co-writer Laurence Maslon, an Emmy nomination. In 2005, Ghost Light Films produced three hours of documentary material to accompany the 40th anniversary release of “The Sound Of Music,” including a documentary hosted by Julie Andrews. That same year, Ghost Light garnered the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Nonfiction series by co-producing “Broadway: The American Musical” with Thirteen/WNET New York, NHK Japan and BBC in association with Carlton International. In association with Metropolitan Entertainment, Ghost Light produced “The Lullabye of Broadway: Opening Night on 42nd Street” for PBS, and has produced segments on artists such as Quincy Jones, David Mamet and Arthur Miller for the Bravo cable network and for Thirteen/WNET’s “EGG: the arts show.” “A Never-Ending Battle” is a co-production with Oregon Public Broadcasting.
About Bonfire Agency LLC
Bonfire Agency LLC is the marketing community’s first advertising and promotional agency specializing in helping brands reach and deepen connections with highly influential, but difficult to engage, pop culture consumers. This demo, labeled by some as geek or comic culture, is comprised of incredibly passionate, tribe-wired fans of everything from comic books, video games and action films to underground music, sci-fi inspired television and cutting edge adult comedy. Bonfire’s mission is to find ways to build relevant bridges between brands and a diverse audience of consumers that just might become their most effective advocates. The agency was founded in January 2011 by marketing veterans and pop culture specialists Steve Rotterdam (former Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing at TimeWarner’s DC Comics) and Ed Catto (former Senior Vice President at Ogilvy and Reed Exhibitions). For more information, visit www.BonfireAgency.com.
ReedPOP is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions that is exclusively devoted to organizing events, launching and acquiring new shows, and partnering with premium brands in the pop culture arena. ReedPOP is dedicated to producing celebrations of popular culture throughout the world that transcend ordinary events by providing unique access and dynamic personal experiences for consumers and fans. The ReedPOP portfolio includes: New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) East & West, Star Wars Celebration V, New York Anime Festival (NYAF), and UFC Fan Expo. The staff at ReedPOP is a fan based group of professionals producing shows for other fans, thus making them uniquely qualified to service 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, Asia and Europe.
Press Release: New York Comic Con (NYCC) is proud to announce Marvel Studios, for the first time ever, will participate in this October’s NYCC. Marvel Studios will present a special event in NYCC’s IGN theater – Presented by Sprint on Saturday, October 15th from 6:30-7:30 PM, a high-profile panel focused on the upcoming feature film Marvel’s the Avengers. Marvel Studios will debut never-before-seen footage from the Avengers, and panelists will include Kevin Feige (Producer), Chris Evans (Captain America), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Clark Gregg (Agent Coulson), and Cobie Smulders (Agent Hill). the Avengers is scheduled for release on May 4th, 2012.
The sixth annual New York Comic Con will take place October 13-16, 2011 at the Javits Center in Midtown Manhattan. NYCC, which attracted 96,000 attendees in 2010, celebrates comics, movies, television, toys, games, and the popular arts from around the planet. Tickets are now on sale via the website www.NewYorkComicCon.com, with limited 4-Day tickets remaining.
“I am incredibly honored Marvel Studios has decided to participate in New York Comic Con in such a significant way,” notes Lance Fensterman, Group Vice President for ReedPOP and Show Manager for NYCC. “the center of our show is creating exclusive opportunities for fans to meet their favorite stars and creators. the Avengerspresentation is exactly this kind of once-in-a-lifetime event. We’re very excited to be able to host cast and crew from the Avengers and know our fans will be on the edges of their seats. As always, we want to present the very best that the pop culture world has to offer in art and entertainment, and the Avengers panel is at the head of that list!”
As previously announced, Marvel will also be bringing high profile comics guests to New York Comic Con including Joe Quesada, Chief Creative Officer of Marvel Entertainment, Axel Alonso, Marvel’s Editor-in-Chief, and notable Marvel creators Jason Aaron, Matt Fraction, Kieron Gillen, and Stuart Immonen.
“Marvel’s the Avengers” is the Super Hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.
Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson, and directed by Joss Whedon “Marvel’s the Avengers” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “the Avengers,” first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since. Prepare yourself for an exciting event movie, packed with action and spectacular special effectswhen “Marvel’s the Avengers” assemble in summer 2012.
“Marvel’s the Avengers,” is presented by Marvel Studios in association with Paramount Pictures. the film is being produced by Marvel Studios' President, Kevin Feige, and executive produced by Alan Fine, Stan Lee, Jon Favreau, Patricia Whitcher and Louis D’Esposito. Marvel Studios’ Jeremy Latcham and Victoria Alonso will co-produce. the film will be released May 4, 2012.
For further information about all ReedPOP shows and activity, please visit Lance Fensterman’s blog, www.MediumAtLarge.net. Convention organizers note that many more guests will be announced over the next few weeks leading into the show and fans should keep their eyes on NYCC’s website and blog for additional comics, entertainment and anime announcements.
ABOUT MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT: Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Walt Disney Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com. Super Hero(es) is a co-owned registered trademark.
ABOUT REEDPOP:ReedPOP is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions which is exclusively devoted to organizing events, launching and acquiring new shows, and partnering with premium brands in the pop culture arena. ReedPOP is dedicated to producing celebrations of popular culture throughout the world that transcend ordinary events by providing unique access and dynamic personal experiences for consumers and fans. the ReedPOP portfolio includes: New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) East & West, Star Wars Celebration V, New York Anime Festival (NYAF), and UFC Fan Expo. the staff at ReedPOP is a fan based group of professionals producing shows for other fans, thus making them uniquely qualified to service 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, Asia and Europe.