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Zenescope’s 2014 Age of Darkness Tour

zenescopeZenescope Entertainment has announced its tour dates for the 2014 Age of Darkness TourAge of Darkness encompasses their Grimm Fairy Tales series which features classic characters and locales (Wonderland, Neverland, Oz, Robyn Hood, Red Riding Hood, Van Helsing, Captain Hook, the Dark Queen, etc) that have all been operating in their own titles. Age of Darkness books bring these characters together in a modern setting for a story that will have an impact the Zenescope titles across the board. The culmination will be in Grimm Fairy Tales #100. Let the countdown begin!

Wizard World Portland – Portland, OR – January 24th-26th
Amazing Arizona Comic Con – Phoenix, AZ – January 24th-26th
Wizard World New Orleans – New Orleans, LA – February 7th-9th
Wizard World Sacramento – Sacramento, CA – March 7th-9th
London Super Comic Con – London, England – March 15th-16th
Mega Con – Orlando, FL -March 21st-23rd
Emerald City Comic Con – Seattle, WA – March 28th -30th
Wizard World Louisville – Louisville, KY – March 28th-30th
Wizard World St. Louis- ST, Louis, MO – April 4th-6th
Marble City Comic Con – Knoxville, TN – April 11th-13th
Salt Lake Comic Con – Salt Lake City, UT – April 17th-19th
WonderCon – Anaheim, CA – April 18th-20th
C2E2 – Chicago, IL – April 25th-27th
Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo – Calgary, AB – April 24th-27th
Wizard World Minneapolis – Minneapolis, MN – May 2nd-4th
Motor City Comic Con – Farmington Hills, MI – May 16th-18th
Indiana Pop Con – Indianapolis, IN – May 30th-June 1st
Wizard World Atlanta – Atlanta, GA – May 30th- June 1st
Phoenix Comic Con – Phoenix, AZ – June 5th-8th
Denver Comic Con – Denver, CO – June 13th-15th
Wizard World Philly – Philadelphia, PA – June 19th-22nd
Florida Super Con – Miami, FL – July 3rd-6th
San Diego Comic Con – San Diego, CA – July 23rd-27th
Boston Comic Con – Boston, MA – August 8th-10th
Wizard World Chicago – Chicago, IL – August 21st-24th
Fan Expo – Toronto, ON – August 28th-31st
Dragon Con – Atlanta, GA – August 29th-Sept. 1st
Wizard World Richmond – Richmond, VA – September 12th-14th
Cincy Comic Expo – Cincinnati, OH – September 19th-21st
Pittsburgh Comic Con – Pittsburg, PA – September 26th-28th
Wizard World Nashville – Nashville, TN – September 26th-28th
Alamo City Comic Con – San Antonio, TX – September 26th-28th
Wizard World Austin – Austin, TX – October 2nd – 4th
New York Comic Con – New York, NY – October 9th-12th
Wizard World Ohio – Cincinnati, OH – October 31st-November 2nd
Comikaze – Los Angeles, CA – October 31st- November 2nd
Wizard World Tulsa – Tulsa, OK – November 7th-9th
Wizard World Reno – Reno, NV – November 21st -23rd

The company will be exhibiting several exclusives, many artist signings and plenty of giveaways and coupons. The company also screens the Grimm Fairy Tales Animated pilot and holds a panel at many of these conventions.

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How was everyone’s Labor Day? Any new comics tomorrow you’re interested in?

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Cnet – Rounding up CNET’s pictorial coverage of Dragon Con – There was a hell of a lot of coverage of this convention this year, it trended on Yahoo.

People – Cleveland Man Pays for Daughter’s Wedding By Selling Spider-Man Comic – Might need to go this route. What’s a “Death of Superman” bagged worth?

The Mary Sue – Bryan Cranston Shoots Down Those Pesky Lex Luthor Rumors – And there goes the last credibility of a few sites.

Bleeding Cool – Create Your Own X-Wedding With George Perez, Ming Doyle, Tim Seeley, Nick Bradshaw, Danica Brine, Paul Ryan, Bill Wilingham and Jack Purcell – So cool.

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Fear.net – The American Vampire Anthology #1

Bleeding Cool – The American Vampire Anthology #1

Fandom Post – BPRD 1948

SciFi Now – Young Avengers Vol 1: Style

Aspen Heads to Dragon Con 2013 With an Aquarium Beach Party

In celebration of their tenth anniversary and Fathom’s 15th Anniversary, Aspen Comics in association with Dragon Con 2013 will be hosting an Aspen Comics Beach Party at the landmark Georgia Aquarium on Saturday, August 31st. Featuring DJ Spider, an Aspen-themed costume contest, and a special live dive with the whale sharks by the creators behind Fathom, Soulfire and other notable Aspen hits, this is a one-of-a-kind night to commemorate ten years of Aspen Comics at Dragon Con.

Aspen creators Frank Mastromauro, Peter Steigerwald, Siya Oum, Alex Konat and Jordan Gunderson will be appearing at the Aspen Comics Booth in Artist’s Alley as well as the Aspen Comics Beach Party, and offering new Dragon Con 2013 exclusives as well as free sketches and live cosplay photo ops throughout the weekend.

In addition to the special Beach Party event and booth appearances, the publisher will be offering three new exclusive books for the show, beginning with the world premiere of their seventh “10 for 10” title, Overtaken, with a special issue one Dragon Con 2013 cover by Siya Oum, limited to 200 copies. Also, Aspen will be offering an All New Fathom #2 Dragon Con 2013 exclusive cover by Alex Konat and Peter Steigerwald, limited to 200 copies.

Aspen will also be offering the latest Aspen Tour Print 2013 Anniversary Edition by Michael Turner and Peter Steigerwald, limited to 75 editions, as well as a new lineup of their industry-leading art prints.

The Aspen Comics Booth in Artist’s Alley will also be featuring free live cosplay photo ops with cosplayers Jenifer Ann and Heather 1337 throughout the weekend as they will be appearing as Aspen’s popular heroines, Soulfire’s Grace and Fathom’s Kiani

Aspen Beach Party Costume Contest Contestants will be judged and awarded Aspen Comics prize packages including items such as original art, statues, signed comics and rare exclusives in the following contests:

Categories specific to Aspen Comics:

–Judge’s Special Grand Prize

–Best Aspen Comics Character themed costume/s.

–Best Fathom themed costume/s.

–Best Michael Turner Cover Recreation costume/s.

Categories not specific to Aspen Comics:

–Best Male Costume.

–Best Female Costume.

–Best Kids Costume.

–Best Boys 13+ costume.

–Best Girls 13+ costume.

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Aspen Heads to Dragon Con 2013 with an Aquarium Beach Party

10 for 10 LOGO slideIn celebration of their tenth anniversary and Fathom’s 15th Anniversary, Aspen Comics in association with Dragon Con 2013 will be hosting an Aspen Comics Beach Party at the landmark Georgia Aquarium on Saturday, August 31st. Featuring DJ Spider, an Aspen-themed costume contest, and a special live dive with the whale sharks by the creators behind Fathom, Soulfire and other notable Aspen hits, this is a one-of-a-kind night to commemorate ten years of Aspen Comics at Dragon Con.

Aspen creators Frank Mastromauro, Peter Steigerwald, Siya Oum, Alex Konat and Jordan Gunderson will be appearing at the Aspen Comics table in Artist’s Alley as well as the Aspen Comics Beach Party, and offering new Dragon Con 2013 exclusives as well as free sketches and live cosplay photo ops throughout the weekend.

In addition to the special Beach Party event and booth appearances, the publisher will be offering three new exclusive books for the show, beginning with the world premiere of their seventh “10 for 10” title, Overtaken, with a special issue one Dragon Con 2013 cover by Siya Oum, limited to 200 copies. Also, Aspen will be offering an All New Fathom #2 Dragon Con 2013 exclusive cover by Alex Konat and Peter Steigerwald, limited to 200 copies, as well as a BubbleGun #3 Dragon Con 2013 cover by Paolo Pantalena and Peter Steigerwald, limited to 200 copies.

Aspen will also be offering the latest Aspen Tour Print 2013 Anniversary Edition by Michael Turner and Peter Steigerwald, limited to 75 editions, as well as a new lineup of their industry-leading art prints.

Aspen Beach Party Costume Contest Contestants will be judged and awarded Aspen Comics prize packages including items such as original art, statues, signed comics and rare exclusives in the following contests:

Categories specific to Aspen Comics:

  • Judge’s Special Grand Prize
  • Best Aspen Comics Character themed costume/s.
  • Best Fathom themed costume/s.
  • Best Michael Turner Cover Recreation costume/s.

Categories not specific to Aspen Comics:

  • Best Male Costume.
  • Best Female Costume.
  • Best Kids Costume.
  • Best Boys 13+ costume.
  • Best Girls 13+ costume.

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Tomorrow is new comic book day! What’s everyone getting?

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MTV Geek – Op-Ed: Why The Archaia/Boom Merger Might Work Out Well For EveryoneIt’s a good thing folks.

CBR – Dan Vado Discusses the Future of SLG Publishing - A good read and great company to support.

Spinoff Online – Deadpool is ‘Like the Worst Relationship I’ve Ever Had,’ Says Ryan ReynoldsI want this movie with Reynolds!!!

Stash My Comics – Geek Cinema: Confessions of a Terrible Critic - An interesting a funny read.

Deadline – Lakeshore Acquires Movie Rights To Graphic Novel ‘The Sword’I’m waiting for the complete bottom of the barrel to be optioned.

The Beat – Dragon*Con officially splits with accused molester Ed Kramer — UPDATED - About time.

 

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CBR – Earth 2 #14

Superman Helps Batman Propose to Batgirl

Actor Dean Cain who infamously played Superman on Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman helped cosplayer Ruby Rinekso propose to his girlfriend Jennifer Haviland at Dragon*Con during the DC Comics Characters Photo Shoot. Rineski was going to be dressed as 19060s Batman while Haviland would be cosplaying Batgirl from the same series. Watch and smile.

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So, new comic book day was yesterday, what did folks get? And, for those who haven’t gone yet, what are you getting this weekend if you go?

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The Beat – Elfquest is back…at Boing-BoingPretty cool.

The Beat – Inappropriate touching and stalking roundup -What the hell is wrong with people?!

The Beat – Dragon*Con founder once again facing sex charges -See above comment.

 

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ICv2 – The Underwater Welder

MTV Geek – DC Zero Month, Week One Reviews: ‘Detective Comics’, ‘Dial H,’ ‘Earth 2,’ and ‘G.I. Combat’

MTV Geek – DC Zero Month, Week One Reviews: ‘Action Comics,’ ‘Animal Man’, and ‘Batwing’

Complex – Review: “Planet Of The Apes: Cataclysm” Gives New Life To The Classic Franchise

Big City Comics Studio Heads to Dragon*Con 2012

Making its return to Dragon*Con, Big City Comics Studio is proud to debut their newest book, Whore, as well as hold daily contests and giveaways.

Located at the Marriott Hotel’s Imperial Ballroom Exhibit Hall Booth #1101, Big City Comics Studios will be selling copies of their upcoming graphic novel, Whore, as well as giving away FREE posters, fans and beanie bags. In addition, Big City Comics is asking fans “How big of a WHORE are you?” Located at their booth will be a 6 foot tall cage and if any fan is willing to sit inside the cage for 20 minutes, they will receive a FREE Whore t-shirt.

Jeffrey Kaufman will also be part of the Match Game in the 25th Century panel, hosted by Buck Rogers star, Gil Gerard, at 8:30 P.M. on Saturday, September 1st, in room A601 at the Marriott Hotel.

Dragon*Con runs from August 31st to September 3rd in Atlanta, GA.

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After a great night hanging out the the BOOM! crew, Roger Langridge and Garry from The Laughing Ogre it’s off to the Small Press Expo.  Expect some coverage throughout the day through tweets and of course posts and photos after.  Until then, here’s the news you might have missed.

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Bleeding Cool – Grant Morrison Responds To GD-Gate – To this I say, god dammit.

Con Coverage:

MTV Geek – Back To The Future With Christopher Lloyd At Dragon-Con

MTV Geek – Dragon-Con 2011: Anatomy Of A Cosplayer

The Beat – Giant SPX Who’s where and what — WOW

The Beat – Nerds Nerds Nerds at SPX 2011

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CBR – Batwing #1

CBR – Punisher #3

MTV Geek – New 52 Review: Green Arrow #1, Justice League International #1, Hawk & Dove #1, and O.M.A.C. #1

MTV Geek – New 52 Review: Batgirl #1, Men of War #1, Stormwatch #1, Static Shock #1, and Batwing #1

MTV Geek – New 52 Review: ‘Detective Comics’ #1 Is The Batman Joker Fight We’ve Been Waiting For

The Mary Sue – New 52 in Review: Week 1

Comics Alliance – ComicsAlliance Reviews Every Comic in DC’s ‘New 52′: Week 1

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The weekend is here and that means Roger Langridge at Big Planet Comics in Vienna, VA later today and the Small Press Expo this weekend!  While you get excited for all of that, here’s the news you might have missed.

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Bleeding Cool – North Carolina Comic Shop To Boycott Action ComicsSuperman fighting god is ok, but Superman saying “GD,” not so much.

Bleeding Cool – Was This The Least Appropriate Comic For 9/11 Week? – Interesting….

Con Coverage:

MTV Geek – Elvira Haunts Dragon-Con

CBLDF – Craig Thompson Talks SPX and Habibi

MTV Geek -Dragon-Con 2011: Movie and TV Cosplay!

The Beat – SPX: Finally someone does right by the women

The Mary Sue – Only at A Con: Daft Steam Punk Professor X

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MTV Geek – Action Comics #1

MTV Geek – Animal Man #1

CBR – Batgirl #1

The Mary Sue – Batgirl #1

IGN – Comic Book Reviews for 9/7/11

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