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Around the Tubes

Comics are out tomorrow! Yay!  So, what’s everyone getting?  While you decide, here’s the news you might have missed.

Around the Blogs:

Kotaku – He Asked About Misogyny in Street Fighter, and the Game’s Caretakers Didn’t DodgeIf only those in the comic industry could have answered the question so well.

Underwire – Unemployed Man Is the Unofficial Superhero of Occupy Wall Street – I’ve read the comic and it’s perfect for the movement.

Con Coverage:

Comicvine – Long Beach Comic Con 2011 Cosplay Gallery

Comicvine – LBCC ’11: Marv Wolfman Reacts to Scott Lobdell’s STARFIRE

Around the Tubes Reviews:

CBR – Scalped #53

CBR – The Ultimates #3

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Eisner Nominees, DCnU Artists to attend Austin Comic Con

Official Press Release

Ten Eisner Award Winners and Nominees, Seven ‘DCnU’ Artists To Attend Wizard World Austin Comic Con, November 11-13

Ten Eisner Award winners and nominees, including Hall of Famer Marv Wolfman, and seven DC Relaunch artists are among 210+ top creators scheduled to attend Austin Comic Con, Nov. 11-13

NEW YORK and AUSTIN, Texas, October 17, 2011 – A total of 10 Will Eisner Comics Industry Awards winners and nominees and seven artists from the DC relaunch “DCnU” are among the more than 210 comic creators scheduled to attend Wizard World Austin Comic Con, part of North America’s largest pop-culture tour, Nov. 11-13 at the Austin Convention Center.  Eisner Hall of Famer Marv Wolfman (“DCU Online,” “Crisis on Infinite Earths”) joins winners Bill Sienkiewicz (“Elektra,” “Assassin”), Kevin Maguire (“Justice League,” “Batman Confidential and Rob Guillory (“Chew”).

The six Eisner nominees scheduled to attend are Jo Chen (“Superman,” “Buffy”), Matthew Sturges (“Jack of Fables,” “JSA All-Stars”), David Mack (“Kabuki,” “Daredevil”), Eliza Frye (“The Lady’s Murder,” “Lucky House”), David Marquez (“Fantastic Four: Season One,” “Pilot Season: The Asset”) and Billy Tucci (“Sgt. Rock,” “Shi”).

DCnU creators include Greg Capullo (“Thor,” “Asgard’s Avenger”), Patrick Gleason (“Batman & Robin,” “Brightest Day”), Yanick Paquette (“Swamp Thing,” “Batman,” “Superman”), Tyler Kirkham (“Green Lantern: New Guardians,” “Amazing Spider-Man”), Nathan Edmondson (“Grifter,” Who Is Jake Ellis”), Freddie Williams II (“Captain Atom,” “JSA All-Stars,” “Batman”) and John Tyler Christopher (“Voodoo”).

The creators will be on hand to meet fans, sign autographs and sketch.  Many Greater Austin-based artists will be in attendance as well.

The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards are considered the “Oscars” of the comic book industry. Established in 1987, they are named for renowned cartoonist Will Eisner (creator of “The Spirit” and several award-winning graphic novels).

Other superstar creators scheduled to attend include Michael Golden (“Batman,” “Spider-Man”), Greg Horn (“Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark,” “X-Force”), Clayburn Moore (The CS Moore Studio Ltd.), Phil Ortiz (“The Simpsons,” “He-Man and the Masters of the Universe”), Stéphane Roux (“Zatanna,” “Star Wars”), Mark Texeira (“Wolverine,” “Spider-Man”) and dozens of others.

Austin Comic Con will also feature popular celebrities such as Hayden Panettiere, Adam Baldwin, ACADEMY AWARD WINNER Louis Gossett Jr., James Marsters, Juliet Landau, Charisma Carpenter, Diora Baird, Julia Benson, Michael Biehn, Alaina Huffman and Kevin Sorbo.

Austin Comic Con is the ninth and final stop on Wizard World’s 2011 North American tour.  Hours are Friday, November 11, 4 – 7 p.m.; Saturday, November 12, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; and Sunday, November 13, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Tickets are available in advance online at http://www.wizardworldcomiccon.com/austin.html at a savings over tickets purchased at the door.  Advance adult single-day tickets are priced at $25 ($35 on site); weekend all-session tickets are $45 ($55 on site), and tickets are free for children age 10 and under when accompanied by a paid adult (limit two children per adult).  VIP packages with special entry and exclusive items are also available on a limited basis.

About Wizard World:
Wizard World produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking. The events often feature celebrities from movies and TV, artists and writers, and events such as premieres, gaming tournaments, panels, and costume contests. Wizard World also produces Wizard World Digital, an online publication covering new and upcoming products and talents in the pop culture world, and is distributed on a weekly basis to online and iPad users worldwide.

The full event schedule can be found at www.wizardworld.com.

***** SAVE THE 2011/12 DATES *****
October 22-23 – Mid-Ohio Comic Con
November 11-13 – Austin Comic Con
January 28-29, 2012 – New Orleans Comic Con
March 24-25, 2012 – Toronto Comic Con
May 19-20, 2012 – Big Apple Comic Con
June 1-3, 2012 – Philadelphia Comic Con
August 9-12, 2012 – Chicago Comic Con

Around the Tubes

The days are ticking down to New York Comic Con and the last convention of the year for me.  Last year was a blast and I expect no different this year.  While you wait for the coverage to begin, here’s thew news you might have missed.

Around the Blogs:

CBLDF – HeroesCon Sponsors CBLDF’s Fall Comics Grab Bag!It’s a good cause!!!

Kotaku – Comic Book Legend Marv Wolfman Lends His Writing Talents to PlanetSide 2I do wonder how many hop back and forth writing for the two mediums.

Kotaku – Here’s What You’ll Pay to be the (Officially Announced) Nightwing in Batman: Arkham City – Can’t wait for this game.

Con Coverage:

Bleeding Cool – NYCC Debut: Chad Michael Murray’s Everlast

The Mary Sue – NYCC – Panels You Might, But Shouldn’t, Miss

MTV Geek – The 10 Most Off-Beat Panels at New York Comic-Con 2011

Bleeding Cool – NYCC Debut: Z-Girl And The 4 Tigers #2

Bleeding Cool – NYCC Debut: Dead Man’s Party #1

IGN – IGN’s Guide to NYCC Swag

Bleeding Cool – NYCC Debut: The Independents

Around the Tubes Reviews:

Comics Alliance – Casanova: Avaritia #2

MTV Geek – Legion of Monsters #1

IGN – Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #3

IGN – X-Men: Regenesis #1

Publishers Weekly – Comics Reviews: October 2011

CBLDFNews Frank Quitely in NYC & WonderCon! New BPAL, T-Shirt & More at WonderCon!

Official Press Release

Frank Quitely: Coast to Coast

In early April, Frank Quitely is showing his support for the CBLDF from coast to coast! April 1-3 finds him on the West Coast for WonderCon 2011 in San Francisco, California. Come April 5, fans will have a chance to see him in New York City!

In collaboration with WonderCon, CBLDF is proud to present Frank Quitely: Coast to Coast! Quitely will be joined by esteemed artist and professor José Villarrubia for an intimate conversation about his career, his influences, his collaborations, and his future projects. This unique event happens one night only, on April 5, 2011, at Cinema Village in New York City!

For a $15 donation, you can get a ticket to attend this exclusive event. At this time, tickets are ONLY available in advance and will not be offered at the door. You can get them online through the CBLDF website, here. You can also purchase tickets at Forbidden Planet (840 Broadway, New York, 212-473-1576).

If you would like to join Quitely for drinks before the event, CBLDF is auctioning the opportunity to do so! One lucky fan will get the chance to meet Quitely one-on-one! Bid here.

Don’t miss Frank Quitely in conversation with Jose Villarrubia during Frank Quitely: Coast to Coast, taking place in New York City on April 5, 2011. Get your tickets online now!

CBLDF Offers Frank Quitely Exclusives for WonderCon

CBLDF is delighted to partner with comics wunderkind Frank Quitely for a series of exclusive prints and postcards, debuting at WonderCon, April 1 – 3, 2011, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California!

CBLDF supporters who visit the booth will find not one, but two, sets of CBLDF Signature Series postcards! Each set is a $10 donation, with one set featuring Quitely’s full-color character designs and the other set featuring some of his gorgeous figure sketches.

Quitely will be joining CBLDF for signings during WonderCon. Come by booth 323 for details.

New BPAL Scent Premieres for CBLDF At WonderCon!

CBLDF is proud to premiere the new Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab fragrance Cohen v. California at WonderCon! Based upon the landmark First Amendment case that explicitly acknowledged profanity as protected speech, Cohen v. California celebrates the notion that “one man’s vulgarity is another’s lyric.” This special premiere is accompanied by an all-new signed and numbered print by Beanworld creator Larry Marder!

This premiere edition of Cohen v. California is strictly limited to 50 pieces, and will be available at the CBLDF, booth 323, during WonderCon, April 1-3, 2011, in San Francisco, California!

Catch A Wave With The CBLDF At WonderCon

This weekend finds your battle-hardened CBLDF crew eagerly headed to sunny San Francisco, California, for WonderCon 2011! You’ll find the whole team at the Moscone Center with a booth chock full of signed premiums, as well as the exclusives listed above and an all new t-shirt!  Here’s what else we have in store for you:

SIGNINGS

Come meet superstar artist Frank Quitely at booth 323! He’ll be signing at CBLDF each day of the convention during the following times:

Friday 3:30 -  5:30 p.m.

Saturday 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.  and 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

PANELS

CBLDF: After the Code
Friday,
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Room 236/238

Earlier this year, the Comics Code Authority was shut down.  For more than fifty years the Code seal has served as a vivid reminder of the brutal government investigation and self-censorship that decimated the industry in the 1950s. It also stood as a standard that led to the censorship of a wide variety of comics. As the Code fades into history, the CBLDF moderates a discussion about how the Code impacted comics and the threats that remain in its absence. The panel will include Sergio Aragones, Mike Friedrich, Paul Levitz, Bill Sienkiewicz, and Marv Wolfman, and will be moderated by CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein.

Also on Friday:
Spotlight on Terry Moore
1:00-2:00
Room 236

Don’t miss this opportunity to catch up with one of the comic industry’s favorite indie creators! Charles Brownstein (CBLDF) will talk with Terry Moore about the finale of his latest series, ECHO, as well as exciting new projects slated for the coming year. This panel is always a fan favorite! Don’t miss it!

CBLDF: Live Art Jam
Saturday,
12:30  2:00 p.m.
Room 250/262

Watch great live art made before your eyes, on the big screen and bid to win the pieces to support a great cause!  The CBLDF Live Art Jam features Tom Hodges (Star Wars), Carla Speed McNeil (Finder), and Terry Moore (Echo), plus special guests.  Get an inside look at the creative act and win great art at the CBLDF Live Art Jam!

All the work the CBLDF does is possible because of supporters like you! Be sure to stop by booth 323 during WonderCon, April 1-3, 2011, to become a member, join us for a signing, pick up exclusive premiums, or just to share a few words of support!