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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 – Armor Hunters #2

Comic Vine – Avengers Undercover #7

Comic Vine – Captain Marvel #5

Comic Vine – Daredevil #5

Comic Vine – Deadpool #31

Comic Vine – Death Vigil #1

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

Comic Vine – Rai #3

Comic Vine – The Superior Foes of Spider-Man #13

Comic Vine – Superman/Wonder Woman #10

Comic Vine – The United States of Murder Inc. #3

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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!

unity 8 nycc special cover

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.

Valiant Reveals Five Unity #1 Golden Tickets

With copies of Unity #1 – the sold-out debut issue of Valiant‘s smash-hit new series by Matt Kindt and Doug Braithwaite – on sale now at retailers nationwide, Valiant is proud to announce a one-of-a-kind promotion – the Unity #1 Golden Ticket Contest, giving fans the chance to win one of ten exclusive prize packages, including tickets to New York Comic-Con 2014, courtesy of ReedPOP!

For the first time, Valiant is revealing that it has hidden five #UNITYGOLDENTICKET hashtags on the covers of the Pullbox Exclusive Variants offered with Unity #1 at five local comic shops across the continental United States. So if you have a copy of Unity #1 featuring cover art by Bryan Hitch, J.G. Jones, Travel Foreman, Paolo Rivera, or Clayton Crain, you could be a winner! Simply examine the UPC box and look for the #UNITYGOLDENTICKET hashtag printed in gold ink.

No purchase necessary. For an alternate method of entry, send a standard-size postcard (one per household) with your name, address, email address, and day and evening telephone numbers to: Unity #1 Golden Ticket Promotion, 424 W. 33rd St, Suite 420, New York, New York 10001. Winners will be drawn at random on February 10th, 2014.

Courtesy of ReedPOP, the ten lucky Unity #1 Golden Ticket winners will each receive one four-day pass to New York Comic Con 2014 – the East Coast’s biggest and most exciting pop culture convention – plus a one-of-a-kind Valiant prize package, complete with a tour of Valiant’s New York City offices, dinner with Valiant editorial staff, and a comprehensive collection of Valiant trade paperbacks and hardcovers.

If you purchased one of the #UNITYGOLDENTICKET editions, contact Valiant by email at inquiries@valiantentertainment.com to claim your prize! See here for full terms and conditions.


Listen to Part 2 of Graphic Policy Radio: New York Comic Con

This past Monday night was the latest episode of Graphic Policy Radio! The episode continued our New York Comic Con round-up where we discussed a lot of what excited us coming out of the convention and Elana told us her experiences at the show.

This week we chatted about:

  • Lets get mathematical with Adventure Time! We talk about the hot show and it’s TimeTalk at NYCC
  • DC made news by announcing the return of Stephanie Brown


NYCC 2013: Dynamite Kicks Off 2014 with First Ever 5 Week Event

Dynamite at New York Comic Con announced the January five-week release of Li’l Dynamites, a playful romp of one-shot comic books appropriate for every age that features a wide range of characters from their publishing line, including Red Sonja, Evil Ernie, Battlestar Galactica, Vampirella, and Bionic Man.  Eisner award-winning all-ages writers Roger Langridge, Art Baltazar, and Franco join veteran Dynamite authors Jim Zub, Brandon Jerwa, and Eric Trautmann on the five-week event.  In addition to stories with adorable artwork and fun concepts, every issue includes a two-page activity sheet for all fans to enjoy.  Each one-shot issue will feature two cute covers: Regular Interlocking editions featuring artwork by Art Baltazar and Subscription-Only editions by Agnes Garbowska.


The five-week Li’l Dynamites event includes:

Li’l Battlestar Galactica, written by Eisner Award Winners Art Baltazar and Franco, featuring interior artwork by Art Baltazar

The search for Earth continues in this awesome epic event of tiny proportions!  Who are the Cylons?  Are they friends or foes?  Does complaining to daddy Adama help or make things worse?  Fear not, Apollo and Starbuck are here to save the day!  Find out the answers to questions you’ve always wanted answered: How old do you have to be to ride a Colonial Viper? Is there a height requirement?  What does Baltar have to say in all of this?  And where do Baby Cylons come from?  Come join the new and smaller adventures aboard the Battlestar Galactica!  In-stores January 1, 2014.

Writer Franco says, “Dynamite – it’s explosive!  Being able to work on a property like Battlestar Galactica is so awesome.  It’s so much fun to be able to introduce a whole new generation of fans to characters we know so well… and Cylons!  Who doesn’t love them? Well, everyone, but yes… we’ve got Cylons!”


Li’l Vampi, written by Eric Trautmann, featuring interior artwork by Agnes Garbowska

Welcome to Stoker, Maine, the most normal, boring town in the world… or is it?  There are sea serpents roaming the docks, a mummy in the town hall, and a gaggle of ghouls and goblins just devoured the breakfast cereal aisle at the local Shop-O-Mart!  What is behind this monstrous rampage, and can it be stopped?  When there are spooks afoot and arcane mysteries to be solved, it’s time for Vampirella, teen scourge of the supernatural, to crack the case!  In-stores January 8, 2014.

Writer Eric Trautmann says, “There’s a real shortage of genuinely all-ages comics, something fun for adults as well as kids.  So, when I was asked to cook up an all-ages Vampirella story, I jumped at the chance.  I tend to work in darker territory in a lot of my work, so the opportunity to just cut loose and do some character-driven, humorous material is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time.”


Li’l Bionic Kids, written by Brandon Jerwa, featuring interior artwork by Ian McGinty

Better!  Stronger!  Faster!  …and smaller?  Steve Austin and Jaime Sommers are the newest students at A.S.I. – the Academy of Science Intelligence, a school for the unique and gifted.  They’re also both cyborgs, human kids with a variety of high-tech body parts and modifications.  Can these two outsiders put aside their shyness and growing rivalry in time to take a stand against alien invaders who are determined to ruin the A.S.I. Track and Field Day?  In-stores January 15, 2014.

Writer Brandon Jerwa says, “I’ve been writing comics for eleven years, and doing something for an all-ages audience has been a goal of mine since Day One.  As soon as I saw Li’l Bionic Kids on the list of potential projects, I knew exactly what my pitch would be.  I would love to see this ‘little’ experiment win over a whole new audience of young readers.”


Li’l Ernie, written by and featuring interior artwork by Eisner Award Winner Roger Langridge

Ernest Fairchild is the most evil kid on the block.  Why, he never eats his vegetables, his library books are sometimes three weeks late, and he once xeroxed his own butt!  Can Mister Smiley, his annoying yet strangely ineffectual conscience, make him change his ways?  And are Daddy Fairchild’s blank eyes somehow related to his peculiar odor, rotting flesh, and appetite for human brains?  Get a copy for yourself and one for the kids… it’s wall-to-wall zombie fun for all the family!  In-stores January 22, 2014.

Writer Roger Langridge says, “It’s great to see Dynamite making an effort to expand its audience with a roster of kids’ comics.  I’m delighted to be involved with any effort to reach younger readers – and, of course, I’m using my command of the craft and my sense of humor to try to appeal to older readers at the same time. Like all my kids’ comics, Li’l Ernie is written with one big kid in mind as its ideal audience: myself.”


Li’l Sonja, written by Jim Zub, featuring interior artwork by Joel Carroll

Li’l Sonja is a warrior girl who travels the lands testing her mettle against monsters big and small, a younger and pluckier version of the famous She-Devil with a Sword.  When Li’l Sonja encounters a town plagued by eccentric bandits, she needs to figure out the pattern behind the thefts and bring the baddies to justice.  No task is too tough for our crimson-haired tyke!    In-stores January 29, 2014.

Writer Jim Zub says, “Sword-and-sorcery storytelling is in my blood, and I’m excited to create a younger incarnation of fantasy’s best-known warrior woman.  Over the past eight years, Dynamite has done a wonderful job at broadening the reach and scope of Red SonjaLi’l Sonja is set to inspire younger readers just as much as the original has bonded with an adult audience.”


All five of the Li’l Dynamites one-shot comics will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ November 2013 Previews catalog and slated for release beginning in January 2014.  The Li’l Dynamites titles will also be available through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, iVerse, and Dark Horse Digital.


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