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New York Comic Con 2014: DC’s Panels, Line-Up, and Batman Celebration

dc-logo-252x300DC Entertainment is celebrating Batman’s 75th Anniversary beginning October 9 at New York Comic Con. Festivities include an impressive booth and an all-star panel line-up in celebration of The Dark Knight. DCE’s panels will dive into bestselling titles, offer exciting new announcements and highlight new creative teams and brand new Gotham-based series.

  • A multi-faceted booth presence featuring Batman costumes worn by Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney and Christian Bale, and a very special cape and cowl from Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder. The booth will also include a Batman memorial statue that appeared in The Dark Knight Rises and video game kiosks featuring Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment games LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham and Infinite Crisis.
  • A highlight of DCE’s activities at New York Comic Con will be a must-see “Batman 75th Anniversary” panel that gathers renowned Batman talent for an in-depth discussion. On hand to celebrate the World’s Greatest Detective will be famous Batman artist Jim Lee, DCE Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns, bestselling Batman creative team, writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo, superstar Batman artist Neal Adams and the “voice of Batman” Kevin Conroy. Saturday 2pm Empire Stage 1-E
  • The future of Gotham begins this October and the “Batman: Gotham Rising” panel will herald in a collection of writers and artists to discuss Batman’s next 75 years, including the debut of BATGIRL’s new look, along with the debut of new series Gotham Academy, Arkham Manor and Gotham By Midnight, and a new storyline from the bestselling Batman series, and hit titles Catwoman, Robin Rises, and Grayson. Friday 3:15pm Empire Stage 1-E
  • Get an inside look at some of the amazing work from DCE’s female creatives at the “Women Of DC Entertainment” panel which will include Joker’s Daughter writer Marguerite Bennett, new series Gotham Academy writer Becky Cloonan, Harley Quinn writer/artist Amanda Conner, Wonder Woman writer Meredith Finch, Coffin Hill writer Caitlin Kittredge, Secret Six writer Gail Simone, and new Batgirl artist Babs Tarr. Saturday 6:15pm Room Room 1A06
  • Join the heroes of DC Comics – The New 52 at the “Champions of Justice” panel which will include Justice League writer Geoff Johns, Wonder Woman artist David Finch, Star Spangled War Stories writer Jimmy Palmiotti, Constantine writer Ray Fawkes, Deathstroke writer and artist Tony Daniel, Lobo artist Aaron Kuder, Grayson writer Tim Seeley and artist Tom King, Batman/Superman writer Greg Pak, and Secret Origins writer Paul Levitz. Saturday 4:15pm Room 1A06
  • Get your download on the latest “DC Digital” titles from new series including Arrow: Season 2.5, The Flash: Season Zero, Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman, as well as Injustice and Smallville. You won’t want to miss sneak peeks and exciting news about what’s on the horizon for the digital slate. Panelists include Marc Guggenheim, Bruno Redondo, Marc Andreyko, Shawn Kittlesen, and Bryan Q. Miller. Sunday 2:00pm Room Room 1A21
  • Unlock the secrets behind the hugely anticipated new storyline at the “Green Lantern: Godhead Begins!” panel, featuring a star-studded collection of talent including Van Jensen, Justin Jordan, Robert Venditti and Brad Walker. Friday 1:15 pm Room Room 1A06
  • Get an inside look at Vertigo’s genre-defying titles at the “Vertigo: Defy Conventions” which will amaze with trend-setting comics and top-notch talent. Plus be there for sneak peeks at what’s to come from the imprint that consistently defies expectations. Friday 5:15pm Room Room 1A06
  • “Mad About MAD” – MAD Magazine presents the latest from the Usual Gang Of Idiots in this hilarious, must-see panel! Thursday 6:15pm Room 1A24
  • Fans will be able to pick up exciting New York Comic Con exclusives including variant cover editions of The Multiversity #1, Batman #35, Batgirl #35, and two editions of Harley Quinn: Futures End #1 – “Love It” and “Hate It.”
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The weekend is here! I’m debating on seeing Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, opinions if it’s worth it?

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Robot 6 – Marvel honors 3-year-old Jacoby Latta, ‘a fallen Avenger’ – Very nice to see them do this.

The Mary Sue – New York Comic Con Has Asked Us To Help Draft Their Harassment Policy! – Great to hear!


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Talking Comics – Batman and Robin #34

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NYCC 2014: Manga Artist Takeshi Obata to Appear

new york comic con logoNew York Comic Con has been rolling out power-packed appearances that showcase the hottest talent from around the globe. In continuing its unwavering commitment to celebrate the vast expanse of all things pop culture, ReedPOP has announced that renowned manga artist Takeshi Obata will be appearing as part of autographing and panels the Thursday and Friday of the show.

New York Comic Con is taking place October 9-12 at the Javits Center in New York City.

Obata is the artist of the wildly popular Shonen Jump title Hikaru no Go, which won the 2003 Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize: Shinsei “New Hope” award and the 2000 Shogakukan Manga award. Obata is also the artist of Arabian Majin Bokentan Lamp Lamp, Ayatsuri Sakon, Cyborg Jichan G, and the smash hit manga Death Note.  Following the hugely successful series Bakuman。 Obata’s latest work is All You Need Is Kill, a 2-volume adaptation of the novel which was also the basis for this year’s Tom Cruise blockbuster Edge of Tomorrow. Hikaru no Go, Death Note, Bakuman。and  All You Need Is Kill are all published in North America by VIZ Media. Takeshi Obata is appearing at New York Comic Con with support of VIZ Media and the Japan Foundation.

In addition to Obata’s appearance at New York Comic Con, he will also participate in a special signing outside the Javits Center as part of New York Comic Con’s Super Week.


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It was new comic book day yesterday! For those who have read some of the new comics, what have you enjoyed or disliked?

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Janelle Rambles – Some quick convention attendance math – Pretty close to the Facebook stats!

ICv2 – David Slade Directing ‘Powers’ – Can’t wait to see this show.

Kotaku – 11 Very Cool Takes On Wonder Woman – Some cool designs.


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Comic Vine – Detective Comics #33

Comic Vine – Fantastic Four #7

Comic Vine – Ghosted #11

Comic Vine – Grayson #1

Comic Vine – Green Lantern Corps #33

Talking Comics – The Life After #1

Comic Vine – New Suicide Squad #1

Comic Vine – 100th Anniversary Special: Spider-Man #1

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The Marvel Booth at Special Edition NYC is the Place to Be for Signings, Giveaways and More!

This weekend, New York City’s newest convention Special Edition NYC kicks off its first ever show and the Marvel Booth (Booth #302) is going to be the place to be all weekend! In addition to the weekend’s exciting panel lineup, the Marvel is bringing the fan service to attendees with tons of signings, great giveaways and much more!

Plus, the Marvel Booth at Special Edition NYC is one of your last chances to get your hands on the glow-in-the-dark Original Sin Watcher Eyeball before the original design is retired for good! Free Watcher Eyeballs, Iron Man masks, collectable lithographs and more will be distributed to fans through the weekend, while supplies last. Stop by the booth periodically for your chance to get your hands on one!

Marvel is also proud to bring its exciting stable of All-New Young Guns artists to the first ever Special Edition NYC! Don’t miss your chance to meet some of the hottest artists in the industry as they sign at the Marvel Booth periodically over the course of the show. And be sure to pick up your free copy of the All-New Young Guns Sampler, featuring new Marvel from Mahmud Asrar, Nick Bradshaw, David Marquez, Sara Pichelli, Valerio Schiti and Ryan Stegman!

Not to mention an all-star lineup of your favorite Marvel creators who will be at the booth periodically throughout the weekend! Swing by and visit Marvel writers and artists including Peter David, Jason Latour, Ed McGuinness, Frank Cho and more! Check the schedule for signing times.


Archie Comics Announces Signing, Events At This Weekend’s Special Edition: NYC

archie logoAre you wondering what’s going on in the world of Riverdale? Archie Comics invites you to join them at Special Edition: NYC (Booth #306) as they take the stage to talk about all the recent hype—from Jughead zombies to classic video game characters crossing over. With all star creator signings, a range of panels, and more, fans won’t want to miss seeing the best Riverdale has to offer. Join Archie Comics as they give you a one-of-a-kind peek into what’s going on in Riverdale now and in the months to come!


Date: Saturday, June 14

  • 2pm – 3pm: Ryan Jampole & Jamal Peppers
  • 3pm – 4pm: Francesco Francavilla

Date: Sunday, June 15

  • 2pm – 3pm: Ryan Jampole & Jamal Peppers


Archie: Life, Afterlife and Beyond

Date: Saturday, June 14
1:45 pm – 2:45 pm
Location: Theater B – 1E21

Speakers: Alex Segura, Francesco Francavilla, Jon Goldwater, Mike Pellerito

Talk about the major events happening at Archie Comics – from the hit horror series AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE to the upcoming “Death of Archie” in the pages of LIFE WITH ARCHIE and much more – with an all-star cast of Archie staff and stars, including artist Francesco Francavilla (Afterlife with Archie), Co-CEO/Publisher Jon Goldwater, President Mike Pellerito, and Red Circle Editor and SVP – Publicity and Marketing Alex Segura.

Archie: Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man

Date: Sunday, June 15
4pm – 5pm
Location: Theater A – 1E19

Speakers: Jamal Peppers, Mike Pellerito, Paul Kaminski, Ryan Jampole, Vincent Lovallo

Get the inside scoop on what’s coming up in Archie’s best-selling “Action” line of video game titles, including SONIC THE HEDGEHOG, SONIC UNIVERSE and MEGA MAN, with Archie President Mike Pellerito, SONIC/MEGA MAN editor Paul Kaminski, assistant editor Vincent Lovallo and artists Ryan Jampole and Jamal Peppers!

Marvel Comes to Special Edition NYC With a Can’t Miss Panel Lineup!

Face front, true believer! New York City’s newest convention just got a bit more Marvel-ous! This weekend, Marvel kicks off Special Edition NYC’s inaugural show in style with an exciting panel lineup, special guests and an exclusive show poster featuring art from all six of Marvel’s All-New Young Guns! Marvel has unveiled their full panel schedule for the convention, bringing fans all the answers they crave about Avengers & X-Men: AXIS, Original Sin and Time Runs Out, the cataclysmic story arc coming to Avengers and New Avengers this September!

Please note, all guests, times and rooms are subject to change.

Saturday, June 14th

MARVEL: All-New Young Guns

Time: 12:15PM – 1:15PM EST

Location: Theater A – 1E19

Marvel’s newest superstar illustrators – assembled on one stage! Originally launched in 2004, the Young Guns program has shined a spotlight on the best and brightest in the comic book industry early in their careers. Now, join Marvel’s ALL-NEW YOUNG GUNS as they unveil exclusive imagery, explain their methods and influences, discuss how they got into the industry and more! The panel will include Editor Jeanine Schaefer as well as artists Mahmud Asrar (Wolverine and the X-Men), Nick Bradshaw (Guardians of the Galaxy), David Marquez (Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man), Sara Pichelli (Guardians of the Galaxy), Valerio Schiti (New Avengers), and Ryan Stegman (Inhuman).


MARVEL: Next Big Thing

Time: 2:45PM – 3:45PM EST

Room: Theater A – 1E19

Want to start reading Marvel comics? There’s no better time than Marvel NOW! And there’s no better place to learn about our thrilling and creatively diverse All-New Marvel NOW series than this panel! PLUS – What cataclysmic event begins this September in AVENGERS and NEW AVENGERS? And what exactly is the monumental fall 2014 Avengers and X-Men event, AXIS? You’ve got questions and we’ve got answers! Don’t miss exciting discussion of current and future projects as editors & writers spill the beans on all things MARVEL! Panelists include Executive Editors Tom Brevoort and Mike Marts, with writers Peter David (All-New X-Factor), and Greg Pak (Storm)!

Sunday, June 15th

MARVEL: Marvel Unlimited+ MEMBERS ONLY Event

Time: 11:15AM – 12:15PM EST

Room: Theater B – 1E21

Join Executive Editorial Director of Digital Ryan Penagos as well as Marvel editors and top creators for a private panel discussion of what’s happening inside the Marvel Universe. Get FREE merchandise (while supplies last), sneak peeks of upcoming comics, Q&A Session to answer all your burning questions and more! Marvel Unlimited Plus Members ONLY – show your Member Card or confirmation email at the Marvel Booth for event credentials.  Panelists include Kris Anka (Wolverine), Simone Bianchi (Thor & Loki: The Tenth Realm), Ed McGuinness (Guardians of the Galaxy),Michael del Mundo (Elektra) andWill Sliney (Spider-Man 2099)!


MARVEL: 75 Years of Marvel

Time: 2:45PM – 3:45PM EST

Room: Theater A – 1E19

2014 marks the 75th anniversary of Marvel Comics #1 – The comic that started it all, giving birth to the entire Marvel Universe! Come celebrate this momentous occasion as fans join legendary Marvel creators to discuss 75 amazing years! PLUS – What is Marvel doing throughout 2014 to celebrate? The full scoop here! Panelists include Senior Editor Nick Lowe, Chris Claremont (Nightcrawler), Peter David (All-New X-Factor), Bob McLeod (New Mutants), Nick Bradshaw (Guardians of the Galaxy), Ryan Stegman (Inhuman) and other Mighty Marvel Guests!

New York Comic Con’s New York Super Week

nycc super weekReedPop has announced New York Super Week, a week long celebration of pop culture that’ll run October 3-12, the same week as their convention New York Comic Con. From ReedPop’s release:

For one week the entire city of New York will become a playground for super heroes, villains, vampires, zombies, geeks and passionate fans of all sizes. With different pop culture themed experiences happening in every corner of the City – including concerts, comedy shows, gaming events, lectures, podcasts, storytelling, food tastings and more – New York Super Week is an immersive and inclusive experience that aims to bring the energy, passion and color of the entire universe of popular culture to every corner of all five boroughs of New York City.

Clear Channel Spectacolor has been announced as the Official Media Partner of New York Super Week and New York Comic Con in 2014 and will co-produce several New York Super Week events.

ReedPOP has partnered with a number of venues, bars, restaurants and retailers throughout the city, including, but not limited to: Hammerstein Ballroom, 92nd Street Y, Rock Bar, The Bell House, Galapagos Art Space and Barcade. New York Super Week will be the ultimate celebration for fans of pop culture. Kicking-off with StarTalk Live! hosted by Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson at the Hammerstein Ballroom, New York Super Week events will demonstrate the breadth of international, national and local pop culture, ranging from live recordings of Ask Me Another and Slate’s Hang Up & Listen podcast, to The Big Quiz Thing, Running Late with Scott Rogowsky featuring the co-creators of Dr. Katz, Story Collider, and eSports competitions.

Additional partners, on sale dates and details about purchasing tickets for each of the New York Super Week events will be continually announced throughout Summer 2014.

Tickets for individual New York Super Week events a New York Super Week Card will be available for purchase starting on June 18 and will offer cardholders access to discounts and special offers happening during New York Super Week at dozens of retailers, restaurants and bars across the city ranging from happy hour prices, free desserts, and merchandise discounts to priority seating for select New York Super Week events.

Valiant Unveils Exclusives, Signings, Panels, and More for Special Edition: NYC!

On Saturday, June 14th and Sunday, June 15th, Valiant will be joining the festivities at New York City’s newest comic book festival, Special Edition: NYC, and they’re bringing a boatload of special guests and exclusives to celebrate!

Join Valiant at Booth #303 inside the Javits Center for a weekend packed with signings from Valiant creators, including acclaimed artists Robert Gill and Emanuela Lupacchino, and more special surprise guests! Plus, look for a ton of free giveaways and con-exclusive products, including the UNITY #8 Special Edition: NYC Exclusive Variant by Robert Gill – a limited edition, early release of the first issue of the all-new story arc drawing Valiant’s unbreakable superteam into the heart of this summer’s colossal Armor Hunters crossover event.

Then, join us on Sunday, June 15th at 11 AM in Theater A – 1E19 for the Valiant Presents Valiant First: Armor Hunters and Beyond panel presentation! As New York’s own Valiant Entertainment steamrolls into yet another super-summer, find out what the future holds for their power-packed Valiant First line-up of new series – including RAI, Armor Hunters, The Delinquents, The Death- Defying Dr. Mirage, and more! Join an all-star panel of Valiant creators and staff, including Joe Harris, Robert Gill, Executive Editor Warren Simons, and Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani, for an exclusive round of news, artwork, and announcements right here, only at Special Edition: NYC!

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