Category Archives: Conventions

Wizard World Launches Con Radio

ConRadioWizard World, Inc. announced the launch of Con Radio, featuring an array of online audio programs allowing fans to stay current on everything happening in the convention and pop culture universe. Con Radio has something for everyone: lifestyle, horror, Q&As with favorite celebrities, video games, and even sports entertainment. All free, all on-demand.

Con Radio will feature nine unique programs at launch, including:

  • Common Room – A female-take on the geek culture and nerd lifestyle, with no topic off-limits. Recorded weekly.
  • Con Smash – Con Radio’s flagship program, featuring pop culture news & rumors, debates, celebrity interviews, contests & more. Hosted by Wizard World’s Mo Lightning & Billy Patterson. Recorded weekly.
  • Crazy 4 Comic Con – The most comic book-leaning podcast on Con Radio. Join host Tony Kim and special guests as he talks comic books, art, writing, and of course, the joy of comic cons all across the world. Recorded monthly.
  • Every Day is Halloween – Celebrating all things scary, Horror Guy Keenan creates a podcast experience unlike any other. Clips from classic movies, forgotten TV commercials, movie reviews, and industry analysis are just the proverbial tip of the knife. Recorded monthly.
  • The Game Fix Podcast – No pop culture hub would be complete without a spotlight on video games. Gamers can get their fix from a gang of radio personalities who’ve spent their entire lives gaming, from the NES to the latest and greatest consoles. Recorded weekly.
  • The Modern Geek Show – Fashion, flirting, fitness… How does today’s geek find time to balance all of this, work, and his or her pop culture interests? Recorded weekly.
  • Talking TV WITH Liz and Lindi – Team Supernatural Drama isn’t just a title, it’s a lifestyle! Regulars on the con scene for a while, hosts Liz Pochop & Lindi Smith have recently expanded their reviews to Entertainment Weekly’s website and now this exclusive-to-Con Radio podcast. Recorded weekly.
  • Wizard World Classics – Missed a favorite celebrity on his or her panel? That’s OK – Listen to it here! Wizard World presents brand new, and classic, clips from various celebrities in short segments that keeps the show flowing! Recorded weekly.
  • WrestlingAudio Presents… – Simulcast sports entertainment (pro wrestling) programming from the 10-year podcast veterans of WrestlingAudio.com. Includes news & rumors, celebrity interviews, contesting, more. Recorded 1-3 times per week.

In addition, Con Radio plans to develop additional shows expected to launch this summer as well as live streaming from Wizard World Comic Con shows nationally.

Bruce Campbell’s Horror Film Festival Returns To Chicago, August 20-23

Fright NightBruce Campbell’s Horror Film Festival, in conjunction with Wizard World Comic Con, returns to Chicago with an even bloodier sequel, chopping & chain-sawing its way through 4 days (8/20-8/23) of cinematical horror mayhem & badassness.

BCHFF is thrilled to kick off the festivities on Thursday, August 20th with the much anticipated horror anthology Tales of Halloween, featuring 10 ghastly tales, including films written & directed by: Neil Marshall, Lucky McKee, Darren Lynn Bousman, and Mike Mendez. Many of the filmmakers will be in attendance for a Q&A following the screening, a Hallows Eve themed after-party, a panel at Wizard World hosted by horror film critic Scott Weinberg, and a few more surprises.

The festival will close on Sunday, August 23rd with the Chicago Premiere of He Never Died, written and directed by Jason Krawczyk, and featuring the forever awesome punk rock legend Henry Rollins as an immortal cannibal, in a career defining performance. Special guests for this screening will be announced shortly.

On Saturday August 22nd, the festival will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the beloved 1980’s vampire classic, Fright Night, with a screening & discussion to follow from writer/director (and Master of Horror!), Tom Holland.

The 2nd annual Bruce Campbell Horror Fest is delighted to play host to the U.S. Premiere of Contracted: Phase 2, the (very) bloody sequel that delivers the goods and then some to 2013’s indie hit & gross-out exercise in body horror.

Also making its U.S. Premiere at the festival is quite possibly the most insane film of the year (or any year for that matter), Bunny The Killer Thing. This soon to be cult classic will have audiences jaws on the floor as they watch a sadistic man in a bunny rabbit suit….well, you’ll just have to wait & see it for yourself. You’ve been warned!

The full schedule of films, panels, events, and of course Bruce Campbell, will be released in mid-July. An extremely limited number of festival badges will go on sale at noon (PST) today for $66.6, and festival-goers will have 6 days, 6 hours, & 6 minutes to obtain a badge at the reduced rate. All Wizard World Comic Con ticket holders will have access to the festivities, space permitting.

The festival will be held at The Muvico Rosemont & Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.

Back-On to Perform at Otakon Matsuri

BACK-ONBack-On, a hybrid rock band blending a variety of music genres, will perform at this year’s Matsuri, to be held before Otakon 2015. Combining KENJI03’s piercing vocal melodies with TEEDA’s mixture of English and Japanese rap, Back-On is a group of four childhood friends from Tokyo, Japan, that enjoys creating new rock sounds.

Since the start, Back-On has not only had concerts within Japan, but also overseas, including America, Germany, Canada, Europe, Brazil, Taiwan, and Mexico, receiving high acclaim for their refined and aggressive performance.

Back-On has previously released songs with GReeeeN under the collaborative band BAReeeeeeeeeeN. Individual Back-On members have also collaborated with other talented artists such as Koda Kumi and SoulJa. In addition, the band has composed songs for other artists and is well-knwo for their song composition.

Recently, the band has sung both theme songs of the anime series “Gundam Build Fighters,” spanning two seasons, as well as the theme song of its new sequel, “Gundam Build Fighters Try.” To play such an important role in three consecutive “Gundam” series theme songs is a unusual accomplishment.

On October 5, 2014, Back-On performed a successful concert at the Akasaka BLITZ music venue. The band is currently on its Japan & World Tour 2015.

The band’s main anime collaborations include: “Air Gear” (opening); “Eyeshield 21″ (opening and
ending); “Fairy Tail” (opening); “Gundam Build Fighters” (opening); “Gundam Build Fighters Try”
(opening) and “One Piece” (opening composer). The band’s main game collaborations include:
“Tales of the World Mythology 2″ (opening); “Tales of the World Mythology 3″ (opening); Gundam
G Generation Frontier” (opening); “Gundam Breaker” (theme song); “Gundam Breaker 2″ (theme
song).

The Otakon Matsuri is an outdoor street festival that will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, July 23 at Baltimore’s beautiful West Shore Park at the Inner Harbor. Admission is free to both the Otakorp membership as well as to the general public. The event features many attractions to keep attendees well-occupied: games, contests, prizes, live entertainment, great food, and even Otakon guests, who have been known to stop by and take part in the festivities.

Otakon 2015 will be held July 24-26 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD. Otakon
2015 is celebrating fairy tales, folk stories, myths, and legends.

Cryptozoic Entertainment and Don’t Panic Games Acquire License for Attack on Titan games

attack_on_titanCryptozoic Entertainment and Don’t Panic Games announce their collaboration on the acquisition of the Attack on Titan anime license to design and distribute board games internationally.

A worldwide phenomenon, the Attack on Titan property began as a manga, with 50 million copies in print as of November 2014. Six of the seven English volumes spent time on The New York Times Manga best-seller list, volume one was listed for 81 weeks in a row. Attack on Titan’s success continued with the creation of the anime along with diverse licensed retail merchandise, eight video games and two anime films.

In addition, the much anticipated Japanese release of two Attack on Titan films in August and September is generating excitement with movie trailers recently released. These two live-action films are also slated for distribution in the Americas.

The first Attack on Titan board game, designed by award-winning game designers, Antoine Bauza and Ludovic Maublanc will be released internationally in 2016. In the game, one player takes on the role of a Titan while the others represent the human heroes fighting it. The game features a revolutionary game mechanic, the Titan piece is a vertical game board element and the hero game pieces climb in an effort to take him down.

The initial board game prototypes will be demonstrated for the first time worldwide at Anime Expo in Los Angeles and Japan Expo in Paris, July 2-5.

SDCC 2015: ComiXology’s schedule, giveaways and more

Join comiXology at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con 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!

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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’s Onyx #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.

comixology sdcc 2015 3In 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

comixology sdcc 2015 411:00am – 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 of Justice League: Gods & Monsters—Batman #1 on comiXology.

12:00pm – 12:50pmMan 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)

Alternative Press Expo Releases Initial Exhibitor List for 2015

ALTERNATIVE PRESS EXPOSLG Publishing released an initial list of exhibitors attending the 2015 Alternative Press Expo (APE) which will be held October 3-4 in San Jose, CA.

This list is not complete, and the exhibit hall is not sold-out, so people still wanting to jump in can do so by registering at the APE website.

SLG also announced that hotel room blocks for exhibitors, or for anyone wishing to attend over the weekend, were still open and pointed out that the deal being offered by the San Jose Marriott was an amazingly great bargain.

Tentative guests for the 2015 APE include Jhonen Vasquez, Barron Storey and Amit Tayal (courtesy of Super Sikh Comics).

Another highlight of the 2015 APE will be the attention paid to educators and librarians as any credentialed teacher will be admitted to the 2015 event for free. Programing of a professional development nature is being planned.

2015 APE EXHIBITORS

Bay Area Sequential Artists Steph’s Corner Attempted Not Known Gazbot and Q-Bits
Jonathan Case Michelle Stanford SmudgeMarks & EngelWerks Rojofolio
Riri Emet Comics CJ Lee Art Jusscope Press
Warhead K.E.K Jellydraws and Laughingbear Nicole Madeline Ales Art Stafford & Konopitski Worldwide Adventures
Robogate Wrought Comics Christina Douk and Awkward Boobies Jen Hickman
Yin Yang Innovations LLC Kelley McMorris Illustration Minion Me Glowing Raptor Studio
Hornblower Junior Press Vicky Yuh & Christine Hwang Dan Howard Art of Alishea Gibson
Kymera Press Sicklings/Felicia Ann RAWR! Dinosaur Friends Allentine, Andy Malpica, & Melisa Des Rosiers
Male Cuellar Design Emonic Matt MacFarland RENDR
Amy Gohal Art Dark  White Whitney Weber Monster Elementary
Gemma Li Betsy Streeter & Bridgett Spicer Scumo Failing Sky
Louie Zong Melissa Pagluica 540 Collab Marty Davis
We Doomed Productions Monstark Super Sikh Comics Bumperboy
Negative Edge Comics Ethan Castillo MettlEdge Studios Mark Z-Man Publications
Dark Productions Raining Goldfish RLT Press Edition One Books
Dark Planet Comics Avy Jetter LYME Studios Paper Ache
PsychoNot Art Art of Nichole Wong Forti Love, Teacup Kisses Dylan Vermeul Art
Toy Samuraiz Ivanna Sokolova and Kira Sayko Chris’s Comics Second Quest – David Hellman and Tevis Thompson
Glenn Hernandez – Illustrator Microcosm Publishing Ingrid Mouth Art and Comics Bhairavi Kulkarni
Dr. Hogan Berry’s Extraordinary Emporium & Genre Jewelry Glitter Side After Daylight – Vampire Comedy David Faroz Precht
Art of RJ Palmer Akumu Ink Art of Bessie Chiu No’madd
Jacob Halton Joseph Descallar M.A.E.L.strom Studios FlatKat Enterprises
Misunderstanding Comics XIN! and RGBmono Nicc Balce 8-Rock Press
Studio Tinlock Gregg Davidson Art of Ann Marcellino Eve Skylar & Rick Kitagawa
M-Pulse Studios/Art of Christine Nguyen Cartoon Art Museum Buttersafe Veronie Chu Chu
The Art of JP Neang Couscous Collective Clubcard Printing Alex Sheikman & Charles Yoakum
The Art of Crystal Dawn Silent Theater Comics Matthew E. Walker Malicious Intent Studios C. Gurat Designs
Cody Vrosh & Binary Winter Press Three Arrows Studio The Maze and LorzenoLuna.com Dayvid & Joolie Comix
Pat Presley & Matt Gaser Funky Bat Shade: A Graphic Novel Kriyani Studio
Bento Comics Dragon Child Michael Manomivibul Illustration EHA Comics & Haan Lee
Jose Moreno Illustration Piximix Heidi Black Illustration Maria Calle, Jessica Grace, & Myisha Haynes
Ellingson The Art of Lady Ducky Silver Sprocket & Irene Comics Alice Wong and Tuan Vo
Susan’s Sweet Squeez and Fluffins By Kat Stephnie Hovden and Christina Jose Art Black Snow Comics Studio Xia

SDCC 2015: Shout! Factory is Heading to the Show

Shout! Factory. Booth 4118. That’s all you need to know!

Okay, maybe there are a few more fun facts we can provide. If you’re SDCC-bound, you’ll want to read on! The Shout! booth is bigger, better and even easier to find this year. They’re near the front doors, across from Nickelodeon, Starz and BBC America.

Fremiums Galore

What’s free, you ask? We have a couple exclusives and several handouts, all available while supplies last. Just stop by and ask for them!

  • Brand-new Scream Factory button packs featuring great art from five upcoming releases.
  • My Little Pony: Equestria Girls – Friendship Games buttons
  • Shout! Factory tote bags
  • Shout! Factory TV screen wipes

Booth Events

The Shout! Factory Green Screen Photo Booth: Commemorate your SDCC experience with a free digital photo at our photo booth, Thursday through Sunday. Choose from MST3K, Scream Factory, My Little Pony, Power Rangers and The Seventh Dwarf. Once we’ve snapped your picture and you’ve chosen your background, you can share your photo digitally via the social media platform of your choice.

Kaiju Scavenger Hunt: Shout! Factory TV is teaming with Famous Monsters Of Filmland Magazine (booth #1507) for a kaiju scavenger hunt! Visit both booths to collect each half of a special postcard, and then present both halves at either Shout! Factory’s or Famous Monsters’ booth to collect your limited-edition Godzilla poster. We’ll even let you keep the postcards!

My Little Pony Costume Contest: Is your My Little Pony cosplay so good even Rarity would be impressed? Come show us! If you are dressed as a My Little Pony character, come to our booth and have your picture taken in the green-screen photo booth to enter. Each day (Thursday- Sunday) one winner will be selected to receive a $100 American Express gift card. The grand prize winner gets a $150 American Express gift card PLUS an entire set of EVERY My Little Pony release by Shout! Kids. No purchase necessary. Rules and restrictions apply.

Power Rangers Photo Op: Go, Go to the Shout! booth on Thursday and Saturday at noon to meet real, battle-tested Power Rangers. They’ll be posing for pictures and looking as morphenomenal as you’d expect.

Meet Samantha Newark (original speaking voices of Jem and Jerrica in Jem And The Holograms) at 1 pm on Friday, 7/10. There will be a special signing with SDCC-exclusive posters. Wristbands required. Distribution begins Friday morning at the Shout! booth.

Scan your badge to get a ShoutFactory.com coupon (emailed to you after the convention) and to qualify to win a shopping spree.

Pick up some top Shout! and Scream Factory DVDs and Blu-rays right at our booth. We’ll have The Decline Of Western Civilization Collection, The People Under The Stairs, Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume XXXIII and other great titles. Be sure to stop by the booth for the complete list!

Go To Their Panel!

An Inside Look at Shout! Factory, Shout! Kids, Scream Factory and Shout! Factory TV will happen on Friday, July 10th at 7:30 pm in Room 24ABC. Join Brian Ward (BD/DVD producer), Melissa Boag (Vice-President, Shout! Factory Kids), and Jeff Nelson (Senior Marketing Director, Scream Factory) as they give you an exclusive sneak peak at upcoming Blu-ray and DVD collector’s editions and make some very special announcements. This fan-driven event featuring lively discussion and a Q&A is moderated by Eric Goldman (executive editor at IGN).

Shout Factory SDCC Booth

All the Image Expo Announcements

Image_Comics_logo_largeImage Comics made a slew of exciting creator-owned announcements at yesterday’s Image Expo. Image Comics revealed the following creator-owned projects set to launch in the coming year, all of which are sure to make you wallet thinner.

INVINCIBLE: REBOOT

THE WALKING DEAD editor and Skybound Entertainment’s Editorial Director Sean Mackiewicz announced the forthcoming reboot of Kirkman’s long-running superhero series, INVINCIBLE. In this new direction for INVINCIBLE, Mark suddenly finds himself without powers. Back home… but aware of everything he’s lived through. What does he change, who can he save… and how will he deal with his father now that he knows what’s coming? The INVINCIBLE reboot will begin with issue #124 and is set to launch on October 21 and will retain the same creative team with THE WALKING DEAD writer Robert Kirkman and art by Ryan Ottley, Cliff Rathburn, and Jean-Francois Beaulieu.

CODENAME BABOUSHKA: THE CONCLAVE OF DEATH

What if the sexy Russian Bond girl was actually the hero? Written by Antony Johnston (THE FUSE, The Coldest City, Daredevil) with art by Shari Chankhamma (SHELTERED, The Sisters’ Luck), and letters by Simon Bowland, CODENAME BABOUSHKA is an action-packed modern pulp spy thriller. Full of high-stakes thrills in exotic locations, CODENAME BABOUSHKA follows a kick-ass female hero in the style of James Bond and Modesty Blaise!

Codename Baboushka has everything you’d expect from me: a kick-ass female hero, bags of tension, and deep, dark secrets that everyone’s trying to figure out,” said Johnston. “But it’s also way more high-octane than anything I’ve done before, with guns, fists, and explosions everywhere!”

The enigmatic Contessa is a wealthy socialite, the last heiress to a noble Russian line—and secretly a deadly assassin! Blackmailed by the US government to carry out dirty jobs even the CIA can’t sanction, she’s got nothing to lose… and everything to fight for! CODENAME BABOUSHKA #1 hits this October 2015.

CAMP MIDNIGHT

From Man of Action’s Steven T. Seagle and The New Yorker artist Jason Adam Katzenstein comes CAMP MIDNIGHT, an original 256-page graphic novel set to hit stores in early October 2015, just in time for Halloween reading. Reluctant camper Skye is accidentally sent to the wrong camp for the summer. Not wanting to please her “step monster,” Skye is dead-set on not fitting in. Luckily, that won’t be a problem, as everyone at Camp Midnight—with the exception of fellow camper and fast-friend Mia—seems to be a full-fledged monster.

Camp Midnight is a brilliant graphic novel debut for cartoonist Jason Adam Katzenstein, and it’s the perfect book for readers who loved Raina Telgemeier’s Smile, but wished it had more bowls of gooey eyeballs during the dinner scenes,” said Seagle.

Can Skye keep her identity as a human secret until she catches the bus for home? Is all of this a figment of her overactive imagination? And what about Skye’s major crush on a boy who is far, really far, from her usual type? Find out in CAMP MIDNIGHT.

BLUE MONDAY: THIEVES LIKE US

BLUE MONDAY: THIEVES LIKE US makes its triumphant return with an all-new series from Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated cartoonist Chynna Clugston Flores. Bleu, Clover, Victor, Alan, and the entire gang from Fresburger, California are back! Winter has thawed into spring, the whole world is thinking about sex, and it’s all Bleu’s fault! Or at least, it seems that way. Maybe Bleu should just suck it up and try to get some experience in these matters so that she can finally woo her history teacher, Mr. Bishop, once and for all. What schemes will she cook up to achieve her outrageous goal? And what the heck is going on between Clover and Victor? And Alan and Erin?! Is that really a thing now? Find out in this new series of teenage calamities and catastrophes that’s repeatedly been likened to “Archie Comics on crack.”

BLUE MONDAY: GERMFREE ADOLESCENTS

For the first time ever, Chynna Clugston Flores’ entire original catalog of BLUE MONDAY comics are collected together in one, massive volume from Image Comics in BLUE MONDAY: GERMFREE ADOLESCENTS. Experience the Pepsi-fueled misadventures of Bleu L. Finnegan, comics’ favorite blue-haired, Buster Keaton-obsessed, Adam Ant-worshipping teenager from the very beginning. GERMFREE ADOLESCENTS collects in order all of the previously-published miniseries and one-shot comics, along with all of the rare short stories of the critically-acclaimed comedy that has often been compared to the comics work of Rumiko Takahashi and the John Hughes/Molly Ringwald film collaborations of the 1980s. This collection also includes tons of behind-the-scenes material you won’t want to miss.

SCOOTER GIRL

Chynna Clugston Flores also announced an all-new series, SCOOTER GIRL, a love letter to southern California mod and scooter culture. SCOOTER GIRL is Chynna Clugston Flores’ screwball romantic comedy classic. Ashton Archer has it all. He’s the biggest man on his high school campus, he’s got a huge family fortune waiting for him, and his closet and garage are full of the coolest accoutrements available, from flashy suits to swank shoes to a slick Vespa scooter. It appears that nothing can go wrong for this hard-hearted hottie—that is, until the confident and fashionable Margaret Sheldon motors by on her Lambretta. At that moment, Ashton’s life takes a turn for the worse. Everyone at school suddenly hates him, his father declares bankruptcy, and his scooter gets run over by a truck. Even high-tailing it out of town does him no good, because wherever he goes, Margaret follows. How can he get out of the black curse this woman has placed on his life? By getting her to fall in love with him, or else!

“I am extremely excited to be announcing that Blue Monday and Scooter Girl are back to print with Image Comics,” said Clugston Flores. “These series are near and dear to my heart, I’m hoping that not only new readers will embrace them, but that original fans will be pleased to see these sharp new collections as well as brand new Blue Monday material. There’s a lot in store, a lot of laughs, and a hell of a lot of fun to be had!”

THROWAWAYS

Throwaway (n.): Cold War slang for a deniable asset, a disposable assassin meant to die alongside their target. 1973. Project MK-ULTRA shuts down for good, its goal of creating brainwashed assassins and psychic spies unrealized. That’s the story the world believes for thirty years, until Dean Logan, son of a successful ULTRA test subject, narrowly escapes a team of enhanced operatives sent to kidnap him back into the fold. On the run—not just from the dirtiest secret the CIA ever funded—but his own out of control psychic abilities, Dean is saved by Abby Palmer, a former Army Ranger taken by ULTRA in Afghanistan and reprogrammed to be an unstoppable, disposable killer. Except Abby survived her expiration date, and now she’s turned her deadly skillset toward one goal: destroying the ULTRA program and dragging its masterminds into the light. Teaming up to take them down, Dean and Abby quickly discover ULTRA’s leadership has gone rogue, and the program’s charismatic head doctor has her own plans—for Dean and Abby, for ULTRA, and for the United States itself. Looking into a future of superpowered assassins, telepathic intelligence agents, and far-reaching, government-toppling conspiracies, THROWAWAYS written by Caitlin Kittredge with art by Steve Sanders is the spy thriller as you’ve never seen it before.

SUNSET PARK

Something’s up in Sunset Park, and it ain’t just the rent. Are Brooklyn’s gentrifiers more than just economic vampires? A cartoonist draws a macabre story from a collection of notes, journals, movies and other ephemera he finds boxed, abandoned in the studio he’s recently rented along the latest frontline in gentrification’s relentless march over Brooklyn in SUNSET PARK. Among the boxed items are what could be a copy of an old Warhol vampire film and what looks to be a journal belonging to Jean Michel Basquiat. SUNSET PARK is an all-new, limited series by Ron Wimberly coming from Image Comics.

SLAVE PUNK

Ron Wimberly teased a second forthcoming project with Image Comics, SLAVE PUNK: WHITE COAL. SLAVE PUNK tells the story of how a genius slave defied the powerful King Cotton and ignited the Civil War in an attempt to end slavery.

CRY HAVOC

Image Comics announced CRY HAVOC, a new series written by Simon Spurrier (X-Men Legacy, Marvel Zombies, The Spire), with art by Ryan Kelly (Lucifer, Northlanders, Three), and featuring colors by Lee Loughridge and Matt Wilson, letters by Simon Bowland, and design by Emma Price. CRY HAVOC is a journey into war-torn Afghanistan in the company of monsters, a London street-musician savaged by a ghostly hound, and a terrified prisoner tangled in a folkloric insurrection.

“Beneath all its snark, fanged horror-beasts, deadly firefights and exploding billy-goats, Cry Havoc is the intimate tale of one woman struggling to keep her life from falling apart,” said Spurrier. “To depict it all I’ve been lucky enough to partner with Ryan, who’s genuinely one of the greatest storytellers our medium has—not to mention a next-level monster-wrangler. Add to that some narrative mold breaking by our roster of superstar colorists and Cry Havoc is snarling to be set loose.”

CRY HAVOC features three parallel and interwoven story threads in the life of Lou Canton: an extraordinary woman being consumed by chaos with three different colorists lending their artistic takes in order to define the separate phases of the story. Best described as Jarhead via Pan’s Labyrinth, CRY HAVOC is a modern mix of myth, military, and monstrosity.

BLACK MAGICK

Bestselling writer Greg Rucka and artist Nicola Scott team up to conjure an all-new ongoing series in BLACK MAGICK, set to launch just in time for Halloween.

“I’m calling it witch-noir, because it’s not quite crime and it’s not wholly about the supernatural, but the two are somehow dancing together,” said Rucka. “And with Nicola’s art, it’s turned into a beautiful dance, indeed. I’ve been waiting six years to share Rowan’s story with the world, waiting even longer to get to work with Nicola on something creator-owned. This is that chance, and we’re both seizing it!”

BLACK MAGICK follows Rowan Black, robbery/homicide detective in the city of Portsmouth, and the latest in a line of traditional witches who can trace their lineage—and memories—back to before the library of Alexandria burned. Rowan has carefully built a wall between her professional life and her faith, but now that barrier is cracking. If magick is the power to impose one’s own will on reality, where does that leave the rest of us?

CROSSWIND

CROSSWIND is the cutting edge story of a suave, sharp hitman from Chicago and a seemingly unremarkable housewife from Seattle, and how they accidentally end up switching lives. It’s a suspense fantasy full of sex, violence, and the blackest of humor. Written with sardonic wit by Gail Simone and stunningly realized by Cat Staggs, CROSSWIND will be one of the most talked about books of the year.

Simone assured fans: “This is the comic that might make Dr. Wertham come back from the dead to try to ban comics again.”

THE GODDAMNED

SOUTHERN BASTARDS writer Jason Aaron, artist R.M. Guerra of Scalped, and colorist Giulia Brusco turn their attention to… The Bible in THE GODDAMNED. Before the great flood, the world is filled with violence and wickedness. In just a couple thousand years, humanity has gone from paradise to depravity and ruin. God is beginning to seriously regret having ever created man in the first place. Welcome to the world of THE GODDAMNED, an all-new, ongoing series to launch from Image Comics in November 2015. Set just before the Biblical flood, in a world so out of control with violence and depravity, God is just about to pull the plug.

“It’s part caveman adventure story, part stark and brutal western,” said Aaron. “And did I mention there are dinosaurs? Imagine if Quentin Tarantino was hired to direct the movie version of the book of Genesis. That’s pretty much what we’re aiming for.”

THE OTHER SIDE: Deluxe Edition

Jason Aaron and Cameron Stewart also announced that a new, deluxe edition of THE OTHER SIDE would be coming to Image Comics.

HEARTLESS

Legendary comics writer Warren Ellis teams up with artist Tula Lotay again for a modern folktale about love, revenge, and the deadly grip of the supernatural in, HEARTLESS. A female musician returns to northern England, where her family owned a little cottage in the middle of a forest. She wrote her first album there, and she’s “going back to the countryside,” as musicians used to, to write her next one. But the forest doesn’t want her there. She’s returning to face her demons—one in particular—and put herself back together, but the forest remembers what she did, and the devil wants his due.

Ellis said of the new project: “I wrote this for Tula, and it’s full of all the stuff we love: the spooky stories, the landscape, the folklore, and the things that haunt us.”

HUCK

Bestselling writer Mark Millar (Kingsman: The Secret Service, Kick-Ass, WANTED) will team up with artist Rafael Albuquerque (American Vampire) for an all-new project to be titled, HUCK.

Millar said of the project: “All the best old comics were about people you didn’t expect becoming empowered. Peter Parker wasn’t a classic hero. He was a lonely teenager. Matt Murdock was blind. Tony Stark had a heart condition. Doctor Donald Blake couldn’t walk without a stick. So we wanted to do something incredibly sweet about a small-town guy with learning difficulties who could do all these amazing things. He’s the purest, most decent character you’ve ever seen in a comic book. A big guy who just wants to help people and does it in secret so nobody even knows he even exists. It’s the ultimate feel good comic. A Frank Capra superhero story I guess about a small town and a close-knit community and an amazing guy they just all want to shelter from the outside world. He’s Captain America meets Forrest Gump. He’s just a nice guy in a very classic mould. Working with Rafael has been amazing. I’ve always been a fan, but you really only fully appreciate an artist when you see what he does with one of your scripts. I think this is one of the most beautifully drawn comics I’ve ever had my name on and it’s been such a pleasure. I finished the whole project in early summer and I’m starting the second arc soon. We’ve got three of these stories planned, each one six issues long, and we’re just having a good time. I think you stumble on something special every once in a while as a creator and my gut tells me we’ve got a project like that here.”

PRIVATE EYE: The Deluxe Hardcover

Nominated for three Eisner Awards, PanelSyndicate.com’s digital comics sensation THE PRIVATE EYE by Brian K. Vaughan and Marcos Martin with colors by Muntsa Vincente is finally coming to print in a gorgeous deluxe hardcover edition. The book will hit stores this November 2015.

“Readers and retailers have been begging us for a physical version of this story ever since we first announced our hard-boiled parable about the future of privacy in America,” said Vaughan. “So when the time came, Marcos and I knew that we had to go with Image Comics, the most creator-friendly publisher of print comics ever.”

Set in an inevitable future where everyone has a secret identity, THE PRIVATE EYE is an eerily prescient sci-fi mystery about an unlicensed private investigator who stumbles onto the most important case of his life.

SNOTGIRL

New York Times bestselling writer Bryan Lee O’Malley teams up with artist Leslie Hung, colorist Mickey Quinn, and letterer/designer Maré Odomo for SNOTGIRL, a dark comedy set in the world of fashion bloggers.

Snotgirl is funny and f*cked up,” O’Malley warned. “It’s full of fascinating characters you’ll love to hate. Leslie’s art is lush and beautiful.”

Lottie is a huge success—she’s blog famous! Her online persona is flawless and fun, but her real life is filled with woes. She has terrible allergies, she just got dumped, and her blogger friends don’t understand her. Things turn around when Lottie instantly clicks with Caroline, a new girl on the scene… but can she turn chemistry into friendship, or will she ruin everything?

Hung added: “This is my first ongoing series, so I’m really excited. Snotgirl is going to be the best comic ever, if we don’t die making it!”

VIRGIL OGN

Betrayed, beaten, and banished by his own, an outed cop fights his way across Jamaica for revenge. UNDERTOW and Midnighter writer Steve Orlando and Murder Book artist JD Faith present a brand new, “queersploitation” graphic novel on the streets of Jamaica in, VIRGIL, in stores this September 2015. This is a Foxy Brown-style revenge action with a new face and new fists. Holding his gun and his badge, Virgil thought he was safe in the police force, hiding who he is. But when his own brothers on the force out him in the papers, it doesn’t bring him down. It sets him free! Now, he’s out for revenge. And he’s not leaving town without his man, and some blood on his hands.

From the foreword:”Steve Orlando and J.D. Faith have taken the conventions of the revenge thriller, mixed them in with elements of queersploitation, and managed to deliver a graphic novel that is entertaining, relevant, and politicized.” —David Walker, writer of Shaft, Cyborg

HADRIAN’S WALL

From the creative team behind the critically-acclaimed series C.O.W.L.—Kyle Higgins, Alec Siegel, and Rod Reis—comes a new psychological thriller in HADRIAN’S WALL, where the secrets of everyone involved are as dark as the space that surrounds them. The series is set to launch from Image Comics this November 2015. In 1983, tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union culminated with nuclear detonations in New York City and Moscow. In the decades following, the two superpowers found peace through a partnership focused on building the first colony in space. But now, seventy years later, a new Cold War simmers… between Earth and that very Colony.

“With C.O.W.L., Image afforded us the tremendous opportunity to launch a creator-owned series focusing on dark, complex, morally ambiguous characters in a time of great change,” said Higgins. “We’re thrilled to continue that trend with Hadrian’s Wall, and even more thrilled to continue our partnership with Image.”

When a crewmember dies aboard one of Earth’s survey ships, HADRIAN’S WALL, investigator Simon Moore looks to determine whether foul play is involved. However, once on board, it doesn’t take Simon long to realize that few things are what they seem… including the identities of the crew and the real reason HADRIAN’S WALL is on the edges of Colony Space. With every crewmember a suspect, and tensions between Earth and the Colony mounting, the fate of both worlds may come down to one man and a ship.

AXCEND

Creator and writer/artist Shane Davis alongside inker Michelle Delecki and colorist Morry Hollowell bring AXCEND to Image Comics this October 2015.

“In Axcend, teenager, Eric Morn’s life revolves around gaming,” said Davis. “He quickly finds himself locked against a vicious player only to realize the game, Axcend, has carried over into the real world with apocalyptic consequences.”

What happens when a video game decides to come to our reality to play? When there are no extra lives, and Armageddon looms on the horizon, when your life revolves around gaming like teenager Eric Morn, you Press Start.

FASTER THAN LIGHT

Written and drawn by Brian Haberlin, Shadowline/Image Comics is pleased to introduce readers to an all-new, interactive storytelling experience in FASTER THAN LIGHT, launching this September 2015. In the very near future we discover the secret of faster-than-light travel. Suddenly the universe is wide open to us, but are we ready for it? With all the idealism of the original Star Trek and the grit and immediacy of Gravity, the story of humanity’s first thrilling and terrifying adventures to the stars takes flight! Every issue features Anomaly’s free cutting edge Augmented Reality app, which makes it look like interactive holograms are coming out of the book!

EXPIRED

Written by Jimmie Robinson (THE EMPTY) with art by Richard Pace, Shadowline/Image Comics also announced an all-new, five-issue supernatural crime series, EXPIRED. In EXPIRED, a homeless war vet ends up helping a ghost who is connected to an old coin-operated parking meter. He can only see and communicate with her as long as he feeds the meter.  He has to solve the murder before the city replaces the meter with a modern version — and before the killer finds him, but who’s going to believe a homeless guy who looks like he’s talking to himself?

THE ONE%

Critically-acclaimed writer/artist/director Kaare Kyle Andrews (Spider-Man: Reign, Iron Fist: The Living Weapon) targets THE ONE% with his very first creator-owned comic. In THE ONE%, they own more than half the world, and Renato Jones is going to even the score… one percent at a time.

“Creator-owned comics have always been part of the plan,” said Andrews. “I can’t believe I’ve waited so long to make the leap. I am hungry, I am angry, and I am throwing everything I have into this series. A dark neo-noir tribute to focus all of my rage and revenge.”

RINGSIDE

RINGSIDE is an ongoing drama written by Joe Keatinge (SHUTTER, TECH JACKET), with art by Nick Barber, colors by Simon Gough, and letters by Ariana Maher set around the world of professional wrestling and coming from Image Comics this November. The series explores the artistry of performers rotating as cogs in the corporate machinery of an industry built to sell myth to the masses.

“Ever since I was a kid I’ve been caught up in the mythology professional wrestling sells us, that these larger-than-life men and women are unstoppable titans locked in a never-ending, action-packed drama,” said Keatinge. “However, in time you learn that they’re just as human as anyone else, that they’re very much putting their lives on the line to entertain us, that they’re just as much part of a corporate machine built for profit as anyone else. Ringside‘s a book about taking apart that machine and seeing how the industry functions and the lives it affects from a rotating set of angles including the wrestlers themselves, the creatives they work with, the suits in charge and the fans cheering them all on.”

RINGSIDE starts with three perspectives: a retired veteran forced to fight his greatest battle in the real world, a rookie struggling to get his first shot and a writer frustrated over lack of control. But they’re just the beginning. The real violence is outside the ring. Axcend Baboushka Black Magick Blue Monday Camp Midnight Crosswind Faster Than Light Hadrian's Wall Heartless Huck Invincible Reboot PI The Cloudburst Edition Ringside Slave Punk Snotgirl Sunset Park The One% The Other Side Throaways Virgil

SDCC 2015: Aspen Comics Announces Complete List of Signings and Events

Aspen logo MLT_Aspen Comics is set to bring together their largest gathering of creators all year in celebration of San Diego Comic Con 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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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, Hannibal Tabu, 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.

SDCC 2015: Aspen Comics’ Full List of Exclusives

This year’s full list of Aspen Comics exclusives for San Diego Comic Con 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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