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Nerd Block Gives us More Star Wars #1 in February

Nerd Block has one more special item for us in the February Classic Block; an exclusive Nerd Block/ Fan Expo variant cover issue of Star Wars #1! This is a bonus item in the block! If you missed it from other sources, this is your chance to get it! This is something you won’t want to miss!

This is the second Star Wars #1 comic to appear in a “geek box.” Last month rival Loot Crate featured a different Star Wars #1 variant, while Nerd Block had a variant for Star Trek/Planet of the Apes #1.

Subscriptions close at 11:59 pm EST on the 15th!

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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.

Around the Tubes

The weekend is here and the internet is still melting down over Batfleck. How are you spending the weekend? I’m hoping to get out and see The World’s End and maybe Kick-Ass 2.

Around the Tubes

CBLDF – New Zealand Library Refuses to Carry Lost Girls – Add some Hobbits to it, they’ll be good.

Bleeding Cool – Informa Bought Fan Expo Canada During The Summer – Well, with how the exchange rate is doing right now…

CBR – DC’s “Justice League of America” to Become “Justice League Canada” – Cause Alpha Flight did so well when Marvel announced something similar, Eh?

PBS – What Makes a Great American Comic Book Superhero? – And PBS continues to attempt to become cool.


Around the Tubes Reviews

CBR – Daredevil #30

ICv2 – Spirit Animals Book 1: Wild Born HC

Crack Smoking Mayor Ford Arm-Wrestles Sex-Tape Making Hulk Hogan to Promote Fan Expo Canada.

To kick off this weekend’s Fan Expo Canada in Toronto, the mayor of Toronto, Rob Ford, arm-wrestled wrestler (and some time actor) Hulk Hogan. This is a meeting of scandals really. Mayor Ford has been embroiled in a meltdown that stemmed from a video supposedly showing the Mayor smoking crack. The Hulkster has been in meltdown mode himself with a nasty divorce and sex-tape scandal.

Two quality individuals to promote a geek festival.

FanExpo Canada 2013: Tiwary’s Fifth Beatle To Feature Forwards By Two Music Legends!

The anticipation around The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story continues to grow and Dark Horse has announced the involvement of music legends Billy J. Kramer and Andrew Loog Oldham lending their words and support to this remarkable piece of graphic literature chronicling the life of Beatles’ manager, Brian Epstein. Billy J. Kramer was managed by Epstein in the 1960’s and had a string of hits including “Do You Want to Know a Secret?”, “Bad to Me”, and “Little Children”; and Andrew Loog Oldham was The Beatles’ publicist in 1963 before he went on to discover, produce and manage The Rolling Stones. Today, Kramer continues to record and release albums, and Oldham is a bestselling author and broadcast personality.

More than merely the story of “The Man Who Made the Beatles,” The Fifth Beatle is an uplifting, tragic, and ultimately inspirational human story about the desire to leave behind a legacy, amidst the struggle to overcome crushing personal obstacles and insurmountable odds. Written by multiple Tony Award–winning producer Vivek J. Tiwary and painted by fanboy favorite Andrew C. Robinson The Fifth Beatle will be released on November 19.

The standard hardcover edition will be available for $19.99 in an oversized library format. Both a collector’s-edition and limited edition hardcover of this groundbreaking graphic novel will also be available, featuring a wraparound, textured cover and a section of bonus materials including Beatles and Brian Epstein memorabilia, artist sketches, and alternate covers, for $49.99 and $99.99.

Tiwary will be signing limited prints of The Fifth Beatle at FanExpo in Toronto, Ontario this Friday & Saturday, August 23rd & 24th at the Dark Horse booth #856.

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Fan Expo Canada 2013: Valiant Heads North to Toronto

This weekend, Valiant Entertainment is heading north for Fan Expo Canada!

From Thursday, August 22nd to Sunday, August 25th at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, visit Valiant at Booth #738 for a week jam-packed with special guests and exclusive giveaways!

Stop by for signings and appearances all weekend long by some of the Valiant’s greatest talents, including Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord and Harvey Award-nominated writer Jim Zub! And shop a complete selection of Valiant comics, trade paperbacks, hardcovers, and merchandise – including t-shirts, prints, mugs and more!

New to the Valiant Universe? Be sure to pick up your FREE Eternal Warrior #1/Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps #14 Sketchbook! Get the inside track on the the Summer of Valiant’s next two blockbuster releases with this convention giveaway – featuring exclusive artwork by Trevor Hairsine and Emanuela Lupacchino!


FanExpo Canada 2013: Dark Horse Announces Schedule!

This weekend, Dark Horse Comics is headed to Toronto for the second largest pop culture convention in North America – FanExpo! Stop by Booth #856 to pick up FREE giveaways—lanyards, window clings, buttons, and posters.  You can also buy copies of your favorite comics, books, and products, including an exclusive Fan Expo Canada variant cover of Halo: Initiation (10 per person per day). All giveaways, exclusives, and items for sale are available while supplies last.

Signings at the Dark Horse Booth

Lines may be capped as needed.

Friday, August 23


Vivek J. Tiwary (creator/writer)

*FREE The Fifth Beatle print!

5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. ORCHID

Scott Hepburn (artist)

*FREE Orchid comic!

Saturday, August 24

11:00 a.m. –12:00 p.m. BREATH OF BONES and CRIMINAL MACABRE

Steve Niles (creator/writer) and Justin Erickson (cover artist, Criminal Macabre)

*FREE Breath of Bones poster and Criminal Macabre: The Eyes of Frankenstein print!


Vivek J. Tiwary (creator/writer)

*FREE The Fifth Beatle print!

2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. MIGNOLAVERSE (Hellboy, B.P.R.D., Abe Sapien, Baltimore, Witchfinder, and more!)

Mike Mignola (creator/writer/artist)

*FREE Hellboy poster, Itty Bitty Hellboy window clings, and more!

Special Event

Saturday, August 24


Room 716

Since his first introduction in 1994, Mike Mignola’s Hellboy has gone on to achieve a status in comics typically reserved for characters created 40 years before him. Following up on the first arc of Hellboy in Hell (one of his most popular miniseries to date), an all-new Abe Sapien ongoing series, and the continuing adventures of the supporting cast of the B.P.R.D., we offer you a rare opportunity to enter one of the most intriguing minds of the industry today! Join Bloody Disgusting’s James Wright for a live interview with creator Mike Mignola, along with a chance to ask your own questions about your favorite cast of characters.


Aspen Heads to Fan Expo Vancouver

Aspen Comics is pleased to head north of the border and back to Canada for the first of two back-to-back weekends. Beginning on April 20th– 21st, Aspen will be attending the Fan Expo Vancouver 2013 convention and will be bringing some of their finest creators along with exclusive comics and prints.

Aspen creators Frank Mastromauro, Peter Steigerwald, Siya Oum and J.T. Krul will be at the Aspen Comics Booth all weekend long to meet fans, sign autographs and offer free sketches.

The all-new Aspen series Jirni will celebrate its release with a special Jirni #1 Fan Expo Vancouver 2013 exclusive cover by series artist Paolo Pantalena and Nei Ruffino, limited to 300 copies. Aspen will also be offering an exclusive Shrugged #2 Fan Expo Vancouver cover by Siya Oum, limited to 200 copies. Both exclusive books will only be available at the Aspen Comics Booth.

The celebration of Aspen’s ten years in the industry continues with the all new Aspen Tour Print Anniversary Edition art print by Michael Turner and Peter Steigerwald, limited to 125 editions. In addition to the Aspen Tour Print, the publisher will also be offering an all new series of their industry leading prints, including the all new series Jirni.

The latter of Aspen’s two stops in Canada will be at the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo on April 26th-28th. The publisher will reveal more details about this appearance soon.

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Aspen Comics Returns to Canada for Fan Expo 2012

Aspen Comics will be returning north to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for this year’s Fan Expo 2012 with top creators, limited Fan Expo exclusives, and a special Aspen panel workshop.

Creators Frank Mastromauro, Peter Steigerwald, Joe Benitez, J.T. Krul, Nei Ruffino and Alex Konat will be appearing throughout the weekend at the Aspen Comics Booth #841 to sign autographs, meet with fans and provide complimentary free sketches courtesy of the publisher and its creators.

Aspen will be offering two highly limited exclusive books for Fan Expo 2012. Michael Turner’s flagship title Fathom will have a special Fathom #7 Fan Expo 2012 exclusive cover by Aspen founder Michael Turner and superstar colorist Peter Steigerwald. The publisher will also be offering an Executive Assistant: Assassins #3 Fan Expo 2012 exclusive cover by Canada’s own Marcus To along with Peter Steigerwald, limited to only 300 copies. Aspen encourages fans to arrive early to ensure their copies of these popular exclusives.

The Aspen Comics Booth #841 will also have an all new series of their industry-leading art prints debuting at Fan Expo, including the special Aspen Tour Print Fan Expo 2012 edition by Michael Turner and Peter Steigerwald, limited to an extremely low 30 editions. Other new art prints available during the weekend include the Fathom #7 Fan Expo 2012 Michael Turner and Peter Steigerwald cover, and more. Aspen strongly suggest fans to arrive early to secure the Aspen Tour Print Fan Expo 2012 edition.

On Thursday at 6pm in Theatre 3, Room #716, Aspen will be hosting a “Discussion and Drawing” panel with a first look at what Aspen has planned in 2012 and beyond including their recently-announced “10 for 10” initiative and more.

Renegade To Unveil iPad App Demo At Fan Expo Canada

For their third appearance at Fan Expo Canada, Renegade Arts Entertainment will be showing their Canadian pride with exclusives and a special, never-before-seen demo for an upcoming iPad app. The publisher will be located in Artist Alley Space: P28, and will be holding signings with writer/artist Lovern Kindzierski for the graphic novels Shame and The Loxleys and the War of 1812, as well as artist Dave Ross for the upcoming series, Necromantic. Renegade will also have exclusive The Loxleys and the War of 1812 playing cards and first copies of the Doug Bradley’s Spinechillers Volume 10 audio book, featuring Doug, Robert Englund and Jeffery Combs.

In addition, Renegade’s editor in chief, Alexander Finbow, will be on hand to provide a demo of the upcoming iPad app for The Loxleys and the War of 1812, from NFB Digital Studio. Based on the graphic novel from writer Alan Grant, artist Claude St. Aubin and colorist Lovern Kindzierski, this interactive version of the book will use the iPad’s features to provide animation, music and sound effects; and will include an interactive map for following the story by location.

Fan Expo Canada is entering its 18th year and showcases five genres (Comic, Anime, Science Fiction, Horror and Gaming), over 700 exhibits and sprawls to over 400,000 square feet and over 75,000 fans. Each year the Expo has a phenomenal celebrity guest list who sign autographs, host presentations and conduct question & answer sessions with their fans. The convention runs from August 23rd to August 26th at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, in Toronto, Canada.

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