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Wonder Woman As The Three Goddesses

Wonder Woman underwent a bit of a renaissance during the new 52 relaunch.  The tone was different and so was the outlook focusing much more on the role of the Greek Gods in modern life.  While this subject is not always a popular one among the dedicated fans of the series, it proved well to draw in other fans, and for the first time in a long time, Wonder Woman became a must-read series.  One of the introductions in the series was to feature Wonder Woman as the Goddess of War, a role which she was said to be trained for since her younger years, but none other than Ares himself.  This was a notable difference for the character, who although associated with the Greek Gods since her inception as a character, was one that very few had to should be deified.  In truth, the role of Goddess has only occurred a few times, and all of them relatively recently.

Goddess of Truth

wwgooddess001The post-Crisis on Infinite Earths was a time of character deaths.  It all started with Superman’s death, at the time an unheard of occurrence for a major character, but it was soon after followed by the death of Hal Jordan, the broken back of Bruce Wayne, and the death of Wonder Woman.  The death of Wonder Woman was one tied closely enough to another company wide crossover, Underworld Unleashed, and specifically its main antagonist, Neron.  For a time it seemed as though Neron might be established as another major player in the DC Universe’s cavalcade of villains, but he soon after mostly dropped off the map save for showing up intermittently to pose a temporary threat to other heroes.  At the time though it was a fairly ambitious move by DC, taking characters that had been written to be less powerful or just different in their post Crisis stories and to beef them up with some diabolical power from Neron, and while the characters lasted in their changed forms, Neron was mostly done with having a major influence on the DC universe.  He would mostly be associated only with Underworld Unleashed were it not for John Byrne choosing him as the agent which would kill Wonder Woman as she journeyed to Hell to rescue her allies.

Wonder Woman held out for a while, but soon succumbed to her injuries.  Almost immediately though she was reborn as Diana, Goddess of Truth.  The persona did not last long, as Diana struggled with the necessity to leave mankind to their own perils, instead deciding to save them as much as she could.  She was soon kicked out of Olympus and given back her old title as Wonder Woman, and her past as goddess was soon forgotten, even when some stories in her coming years brought her back closer to the ranks of the Gods.

Goddess of War

wwgooddess002Wonder Woman in the new 52 was born as a God before she ever had the chance to aspire to more. Gone was her back story of the child formed from clay, and it was replaced with a lie.  This had been told to leave her ignorant of the truth, that Zeus was her father, and if anyone were to find out this truth that she would be in the wrath of Hera.  This dynamic served as one of the main focuses of the new Wonder Woman series, but soon other aspects became important as well.  The rise of the First Born would tie the entire story line together, as did the #0 issue of the new title which served to give back some of the lost history of the characters during an entire month of #0 issue for the new 52.  It was explained that Diana had trained with the God of War since childhood, and that she regarded him as much as a father as a teacher.  He had known the truth of the training, that one day she would rise to take his place.  When it came to pass Wonder Woman realized that she did not want the title but without it she could not defeat the power of the First Born.  Thus for the second time Wonder Woman was inducted into the role of Goddess, and remained so after the crisis had passed, and moving forward into the new direction of her ongoing series.

Goddess of Peace

wwgooddess003In what is kind of a Elseworlds tale, and kind of not, Wonder Woman was reimagined once again as another Goddess in the pages of Future’s End.  The two part Future’s End Wonder Woman and Superman-Wonder Woman told the story of the future gone wrong after her years acting as the Goddess of War.  It was a relatively short story, spread over only two issues, but fans of the character, and specifically those of the Perez version of the character thought that the distinction between war and peace was an important one.  It was after all Perez who took the character and turned her away from the regular model of heroes and transformed her into something more.  She was now not in man’s world to fight gangsters, but had instead come as an envoy of peace, first to stop a plot by Ares, but then to act as ambassador.  For the character fighting became the last option instead of the first and was a new hallmark of a character focused on helping people more so than punching bad guys.  It was the Future’s End version of the character which best captured this era for the Perez fans, and as a goddess might have made the most sense.

 

Black (Comic) History Month: Black Panther, a Comic Character You Should Know

Black Panther: The Man Without Fear #513 COVER VARIANTContinuing our Black History Month comics coverage comes the first character spotlight. I thought through who should be first, and decide on one of the first, and one that’ll become more in the spotlight as the Marvel Cinematic Universe heads towards his solo film, T’Challa, aka The Black Panther.

The Black Panther was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby appearing for the first time in Fantastic Four #52 in 1966. He’s considered the first black superhero in mainstream American comics.

The character’s role has changed over the years but generally the Black Panther has been the leader of the African nation of Wakanda with the title being passed down between leaders. The nation is technologically advanced and rich, partially due to its abundance of the metal resource Vibranium (the same material Captain America’s shield is made from). This has also led to the nation having one of the greatest armies on Earth.

That role hasn’t always been the case, and he’s given up his leadership role of the nation, and instead has become the leader of the dead instead (it’s a weird story). One of my favorite story arcs saw the character move to Hells Kitchen, watching over it for Daredevil and forcing the character to use his intelligence and physical abilities instead of his wealth. It added a bit of a street level feel to the character. He was also married to the X-Men member Storm for a bit, and their relationship is a bit strained right now as they’ve separated.

The character has been both a hero and villain, it’s all perspectives, but most recently he’s been a part of the Illuminati, a secret cabal of some of the world’s greatest heroes who have worked in secret to protect Earth and the multiverse.

Actor Chadwick Boseman will be play the character in several films as a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and rumors has his first appearance coming this summer in Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Expect to hear much more about the Black Panther in entertainment over the coming months and years.

Geoff Johns Explains The Story Behind Trinity War

Trinity War is upon us! Today, DC Comics‘ summer event kicks off with Justice League #22. What happens when the Justice League, the Justice League of America and the Justice League Dark all go into battle with one another? Who’s who in the Justice League?

You have questions – and DC has some answers from the man behind “Trinity War” – Geoff Johns!

DC Entertainment’s Chief Creative Officer and the writer of Justice League and Justice League of America breaks down the basics on Trinity War, the three Justice Leagues and how this summer’s epic event leads into September’s villain-centric Forever Evil. The video serves as the definitive crash course on all things Justice League, Trinity War and The New 52 before you head to comic shops to pick up part one of Trinity War.

For fans who’ll be attending San Diego Comic Con this year, you’ll be able to check out this video at the DC Entertainment booth throughout the duration of the convention!

Preview – Son of Merlin #2

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Story by: Robert Napton Art By: Zid
Price: $2.99

THE BATTLE BEGINS ANEW
Morgana and her Black Knights will stop at nothing to thwart Merlin and obtain the Stone of Giramphiel.  With Merlin out of the picture, the only person who can stop Morgana is a young MIT professor – Simon Ambrose.  But Simon is a scientist and a man of reason.  Will Simon accept his magical heritage?  Or will his rigid understanding of the universe get in his way?

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Valiant Goes 8-Bit for Harbinger Wars: Battle for Las Vegas

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Valiant has released a first look at Harbinger Wars: Battle for Las Vegas – an 8-bit side-scrolling video game tracing the events of Valiant’s upcoming summer crossover! Following the release of Harbinger Wars #1 (of 4) on April 3rd, the game’s first level – colliding the casts of the Bloodshot and Harbinger ongoing series against one another – will be available as a free download via the iOS App Store and Google Play in mid-April. The games was developed by Storm City Entertainment.

Harbinger Wars: Battle for Las Vegas offers fans the chance to follow nanite-enhanced commando Bloodshot or teenage telekinetic Peter Stanchek as they fight their way out of a classified Project Rising Spirit compound and into a psiot-occupied casino on the Vegas strip. Following the release of each of Harbinger Wars‘ four issues, fans will be offered the opportunity to download new levels, each based around plot developments and settings presented in the Valiant mini-series by writers Joshua Dysart and Duane Swierczynski and artist Clayton Henry. In-app purchases will also allow users to acquire a variety of new weapons and characters as the game progresses, including Toyo Harada, newly introduced members of the H.A.R.D. Corps, and more.

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This is the second creative marketing venture for Valiant. The first was a partnership with the USA Luge team. This is also a new chapter of Valiant’s dip into video games. The game will reflect events of the comic book, a nice attempt at synergy, it sounds like a an exciting initiative.

To mark the game’s release across the rest of Valiant’s publishing line, Valiant is also offering 8-bit variant shelf covers by artist Matthew Waite for each of its ongoing titles this June – X-O Manowar #14, Harbinger #13, Bloodshot #12, Archer & Armstrong #10 and Shadowman #7.

Check out below for a full checklist of comics involved with the Harbinger Wars event!

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Review – Artifacts #25

artifacts25_coverThirteen Artifacts destroyed the Universe. Darkness bearer Jackie Estacado remade the Universe. Rapture bearer and defrocked priest Tom Judge has recruited a team to take on Estacado, but will they pull it off?

The Top Cow universe has been utterly changed since the events of Artifacts and it’s been building to this. Tom Judge has decided this is the time to take on Estacado with some of the Artifacts bearers. This is a battle issue for the most part with some awesome flashes into Tom attempting to psyche up his team. As far as Sara being on the cover… don’t really expect her on the inside, sorry if that’s a spoiler.

The character interaction is great, there’s some fantastic personalities shown and each player really stands out as a unique individual, something I expect from a comic written by Marz (he’s good like that).

And the battle… ooo boy. It’s just a fantastic drag out with tons of smart as quips and lots of action.

All of that looks amazing with Sejic’s art. His style is unlike anything else on the market. Absolutely stunning to look at and this team’s collaborations are some of the most entertaining in comics.

This the first part of a crossover with Witchblade, so a decent hopping on point for folks that want to check out what Top Cow has to offer… which is solid entertainment.

Story: Ron Marz Art: Stjepan Sejic Cover By: Marc Silvestri

Story: 8.25 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.25 Recommendation: Buy

Image Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Aspen Comics in May 2013

CHARISMAGIC #1

Vince Hernandez – Story / Vincenzo Cucca – Art / Emilio Lopez – Colors

CHARISMAGIC returns as Aspen’s newest ‘10 for 10’ debut!

Magician Hank Medley thought he had everything figured out. After saving the world from an ancient, ruinous evil, with the help of a Druid named Sudana and his magical talking cat Sparkles, Hank discovers the true nature of dark magic has arrived in his own realm—our world! Now, the trio must attempt to put an end to catastrophic events that will threaten to tear Earth apart under the weight of such a menace. Featuring a returning cast of Charismagic’s favorite characters along with several new and astonishing faces and creatures of magic, this new volume of CHARISMAGIC is a perfect jumping-on point for all!

Joined by the sensational artwork of Vincenzo Cucca, CHARISMAGIC creator Vince Hernandez and colorist Emilio Lopez are ready to take you on an amazing ride in this newest volume of the acclaimed hit series. Be prepared because everything you thought you knew about magic is about to vanish!

CHARISMAGIC #1 is in stores May 1st, 2013!

FC 32 pages $1.00

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JIRNI #2

JT Krul – Story / Paolo Pantalena – Art / Brett Smith – Colors

Take an incredible JIRNI with Aspen’s newest hit series!

Discover a whole new world of adventure! As Ara’s fortuitous quest continues, her path is shrouded in mystery. Upon arriving in a remote village struggling to survive through desperate times, she discovers someone who might offer answers to the questions that torment her. But as Ara has learned time and again, nothing shall come easy in this unrelenting world. Will she have the strength and courage to venture into the pit of darkness itself to find the truth – not only about her missing mother but about herself as well?

After years of preparation, creator JT Krul is ready to take you on a JIRNI unlike any other! Accompanied by the incredible talents of artist Paolo Pantalena and colorist Brett Smith, this is one JIRNI you won’t want to miss!

JIRNI #2 is in stores May 22nd, 2013!

FC 32 pages $3.99

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SHRUGGED #3

Frank Mastromauro – Story / Jonathan Marks – Art / Beth Sotelo – Colors

The long awaited return of SHRUGGED continues!

You think you’re prepared, but you’re not. You’ve been decisive in your actions up to this point, but now things have been turned upside down. You feel you’ve conformed your mindset and are ready to accept what you’re about to experience, but you haven’t. That’s because SHRUGGED is back and ready to blow your mind!

Perspecta has a new dark ruler as Lord Slive revels in his takeover and now plans his attack on planet Earth. Barely surviving with his life, Magnuss, the ousted true leader of Perspecta, reaches out for help, but who will come to his aid? Meanwhile, Theo’s girl troubles are heating up as he’s torn between the three women in his life. Those may be the least of his worries though because something bad has happened to Ange and Dev, and Theo may not survive their new transformations!

Created by Michael Turner and Frank Mastromauro, with illustrations by newcomer Jonathan Marks and colors by Beth Sotelo, make sure to listen to the voices inside your head and pick up the newest issue of SHRUGGED today!

SHRUGGED #3 is in stores May 15th, 2013!

FC 32 pages $3.99

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LEGEND OF THE SHADOW CLAN #4

David Wohl – Story / Cory Smith – Art / Jon Starr – Colors

What is the mystery of the LEGEND OF THE SHADOW CLAN?

Now that Morgan Himura and her family have learned that they’re descendants of a long line of ninja warriors called the Shadow Clan, one would think that their lives would vastly improve. Especially since the Himura siblings seem to be gaining a better understanding of their unique abilities and talents–especially Morgan, who has always excelled at anything she’s put her mind to. But, there’s a reason why the Shadow Clan had been in hiding for centuries–and now that the Himuras are out in the open, their ancient enemy, the Ghost Clan, has wasted no time in tracking them down. Ready or not, today is the day the Ghost Clan takes the fight to the Shadow Clan!

Writer David Wohl is joined by the artistic talents of Cory Smith and colorist John Starr, as they bring to you the thrilling new adventures of the LEGEND OF THE SHADOWCLAN!

LEGEND OF THE SHADOWCLAN #4 is in stores May 8th, 2013!

FC 32 pages $3.99

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ASPEN SPLASH 2013 SWIMSUIT SPECTACULAR – ANNIVERSARY EDITION

Michael Turner / Peter Steigerwald / Joe Benitez / Alex Konat / Beth Sotelo / Micah Gunnell / Siya Oum / John Starr / Marcus To / Francis Manapul / Talent Caldwell / Ale Garza / Khary Randolph / Mike DeBalfo / and many more! – Art

The fan favorite ASPEN SPLASH issue makes waves again this summer!

Join Aspen as we celebrate ten amazing years of publication by offering this special ASPEN SPLASH 2013 SWIMSUIT SPECTACULAR Anniversary Edition issue featuring a gigantic roster of Aspen’s finest artists from past to present! Including many of the most breathtaking and classic pin-ups over our first ten year span—including founder Michael Turner’s most iconic pieces, as well as a host of new gorgeous pin-ups showcasing tons of fan favorite Aspen characters. Jam-packed from cover to cover with nothing but breathtaking art, this exclusive Anniversary Edition is one swimsuit spectacular that simply cannot be missed!

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is in stores May 2013!

FC 32 pages $3.99

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EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT: ASSASSINS #11

Vince Hernandez – Writer / Giuseppe Cafaro – Art / Teo Gonzalez – Colors

Executive Assistant Lotus takes center stage!

Explore the creation of a master assassin and the tragic past of Executive Assistant Lotus in “Bloodline”, the origin of one of the EA Universe’s most popular—and deadly–heroines. As a child raised in India, Rani (Lotus) was continually teased amongst her peers for her vulnerability and proclivity towards technology and science. However, following a horrific turn of events that shatters her existence at its core, Rani must choose to grow up fast, and to rely on her survival instincts and technical expertise in order to survive—or die!

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT: ASSASSINS #11 is in stores May 2013!

FC 32 pages $3.99

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SOULFIRE (vol 4) #7

J.T. Krul – Story / Mike DeBalfo ; Giuseppe Cafaro – Art / Nei Ruffino – Colors

Michael Turner’s epic fantasy adventure approaches its climatic finale!

Once before, Malikai was lost to the world of the living, trapped in a hellish abyss of chaos and misery. Thanks to Grace and his friends, he was saved and given another chance at life. So what on Earth could bring him to return to that desolate realm? The time has come for Malikai to journey beyond the edge of all existence and come face-to-face with one of the driving forces behind all creation – Behold! The great god of Chaos!

SOULFIRE (vol 4) #7 is in stores May 2013!

FC 32 pages $3.99

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CHARISMAGIC VOL 1: THE VANISHING TPB

Vince Hernandez – Story / Khary Randolph – Art / Emilio Lopez – Colors

Everything we thought we knew about magic will…Vanish.

Hank Medley is a Las Vegas magician at the top of his game. For Hank, everything comes easy: women, fame, and overwhelming fortune. However, ‘Hank the Magnificent’ soon realizes that in Sin City, your luck can change at the drop of a hat–or wand–in his case. Powerful forces of magic once banished from our reality have returned, and Hank is about to step out of his stage show “Charismagic”, and into a world where the wonders of magic have not only come back, but are even flourishing! However, with some of these newly arrived beings intent on vengeance for deeds done to them in the past, will Hank be able to survive this new landscape of reality-and magic?

Collecting together the sold out zero issue and issues 1-6, along with a complete cover gallery and an extensive sketchbook section, magical creatures of myth and legend, wizards and sorcerers of immense power, and so much more come to life in this thrilling first volume of the critically-acclaimed series, CHARISMAGIC!

CHARISMAGIC VOL 1: THE VANISHING TPB is in stores May 2013!

FC 184 pages $18.99

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Image Comics Exclusives and Panels at Emerald City Comicon

Image Comics is set to make a strong showing at next week’s Emerald City Comicon in Seattle, with exclusive convention editions, a full slate of signings by Image creators, and panels featuring some of comics’ top writers and artists! The convention takes place on March 1-3 in the Washington State Convention Center.

Four Image Comics convention exclusives will be available to purchase at the Image Comics booth (#1110):

Lost Vegas #1 by Jim McCann and Janet Lee, convention exclusive cover by Dan McDaid

Sex #1 by Joe Casey and Piotr Kowalksi

The Walking Dead: The Governor Special by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard (available at the Skybound booth, just opposite of the Image booth)

Uncanny Skullkickers #1 by Jim Zub and Edwin Huang

All convention exclusives are available in limited quantity at the beginning of each convention day, during creator signings, and at creators’ Artist Alley tables (check Emerald City Comic Con’s website for names and locations).

The Image Comics signing schedule will be released soon, so keep an on Image’s website.

There will be three Image Comics panels in Emerald City Comicon’s programming, each promising to be a lively discussion.

Putting the “Graphic” in Graphic Novels

It’s time to talk about sex and violence! Black Kiss II, Butcher Baker, Sex, Saga, Happy!, Multiple Warheads, Sex Criminals: these comics are definitely not for kids. Image Comics creators who aren’t shying away from adult situations talk about creating comics for grown-ups. Is there really such a thing as “gratuitous”? What’s it like to be banned in the UK and Canada? Join some of comics most respected creators for an eye-opening conversation. Panelists: Joe Casey (Butcher Baker the Righteous Maker, Sex), Howard Chaykin (Black Kiss II), Matt Fraction (Sex Criminals), Fiona Staples (Saga) FRIDAY 5 PM Hall B

Skybound: On the Rise

There’s no limit on what to expect from Skybound, Robert Kirkman’s imprint at Image Comics. The Walking Dead continues to dominate comics and television, Invincible just hit its historic 100th issue, and new series are on the horizon. Join Charlie Adlard, Ryan Ottley and more as they discuss what’s in Skybound’s future.
Panelists: Ryan Ottley, Charlie Adlard, Phil Hester, Josh Williamson SATURDAY 1 PM Hall B

Wondrous Worlds, Fractured Futures: Speculative Fiction and Image Comics

With the unlimited potential of comics, there is perhaps no better medium for speculative fiction than comics. Limited only by their imaginations, Image Comics creators have been creating far-flung universes and dystopian futures where science, fantasy, and technology explode in rich possibilities. Find out why they choose science fiction, how they build worlds, and what inspires them. Panelists: Duffy Boudreau (BlackAcre), Joe Harris (Great Pacific), Fiona Staples (Saga), Richard Starkings (Elephantmen) SUNDAY 1 PM HallB

BOOM! Studios at Emerald City Comicon – Panels and Signings

BOOM! Studios and KaBOOM! have announced their signings and panels for Emerald City Comicon. BOOM! can be found at booth #2102 and kaBOOM! is located at booth #2002

Friday, March 1, 2013 – 2pm – 8pm

BOOM! STUDIOS

All Day Sketching – Jerry Gaylord at the BOOM! Booth

All Day Signing – Brian Stelfreeze, Michael Alan Nelson and Caleb Monroe at the BOOM! Booth

2:30-3:00pm – “Breaking into Comics” Panel in Hall A

3:15-4:15pm – Sam Humphries and Jerry Gaylord signing at the BOOM! Booth

4:30-5:30pm – Paul Jenkins signing at the BOOM! Booth

6:00-7:00pm – Joshua Covey and Eric Esquivel signing at the BOOM! Booth

KaBOOM!

All Day Sketching – Shelli Paroline, Braden Lamb, Mike Holmes, Travis Hill, JAB, Kassandra Heller, Noelle Stevenson & Pennie Gaylord at the KaBOOM! Booth

All Day Signing – Vicki Scott and Mike Kunkel at the KaBOOM! Booth

3:00-4:00pm  – Natasha Allegri, Colleen Coover and Noelle Stevenson signing at the KaBOOM! Booth

4:30–5:30pm – Joey Comeau, Tyson Hesse and Mike Holmes signing at the KaBOOM! Booth

5:306:25pm – “It’s Adventure Time” Panel in Hall A

6:40–7:40pm – Ryan North, Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb signing at the KaBOOM! Booth
Saturday, March 2, 2013 – 10am – 7pm

BOOM! STUDIOS

All Day Sketching – Jerry Gaylord at the BOOM! Booth

All Day Signing – Brian Stelfreeze, Michael Alan Nelson and Caleb Monroe at the BOOM! Booth

11:00am-12:00pm – Sam Humphries and Jerry Gaylord signing at the BOOM! Booth

1:00-2:00pm – Paul Scheer, Nick Giovannetti and Joe Quinones signing at the BOOM! Booth

2:10-3:05pm – “We are BOOM!” Panel in Hall B

4:00-5:00pm – Paul Jenkins signing at the BOOM! Booth

5:30-6:30pm – Joshua Covey and Eric Esquivel signing at the BOOM! Booth

KaBOOM!

All Day Sketching – Shelli Paroline, Braden Lamb, Mike Holmes, Travis Hill, JAB, Kassandra Heller, Noelle Stevenson & Pennie Gaylord at the KaBOOM Booth

All Day Signing – Vicki Scott and Mike Kunkel at the KaBOOM! Booth

12:00 -1:00pm – Natasha Allegri, Colleen Coover and Noelle Stevenson signing at the KaBOOM! Booth

3:30–4:30pm – Dustin Nguyen signing at the KaBOOM! Booth

4:45–5:45pm –  Ryan North, Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb signing at the KaBOOM! Booth

6:00–7:00pm – Joey Comeau, Tyson Hesse and Mike Holmes signing at the KaBOOM! Booth
Sunday, March 3, 2013 – 10am – 6pm

BOOM! STUDIOS

All Day Sketching – Jerry Gaylord at the BOOM! Booth

All Day Signing – Brian Stelfreeze, Michael Alan Nelson and Caleb Monroe at the BOOM! Booth

11:00am12:00pm – Paul Jenkins signing at the BOOM! Booth

2:003:00pm – Joshua Covey and Eric Esquivel signing at the BOOM! Booth

4:00-4:55pm – “BOOM! presents: Brian Stelfreeze” Panel in Room 3AB

KaBOOM!

All Day Sketching – Shelli Paroline, Braden Lamb, Mike Holmes, Travis Hill, JAB, Kassandra Heller, Noelle Stevenson & Pennie Gaylord at the KaBOOM! Booth

All Day Signing – Vicki Scott and Mike Kunkel at the KaBOOM! Booth

11:10am12:05pm – “BOOM!/KaBOOM!: The All Ages Explosion” Panel in Hall B

12:30–1:30pm – Natasha Allegri, Colleen Coover and Noelle Stevenson signing at the KaBOOM! Booth

1:452:45pm – Ryan North, Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb signing at the KaBOOM! Booth

4:00–5:00pm – Joey Comeau, Tyson Hesse and Mike Holmes signing at the KaBOOM! Booth

Aspen’s “10 for 10” Continues at Emerald City Con

Aspen Comics heads north to Seattle on March 1st – 3rd for the Emerald City Comicon 2013 and will be continuing their huge push for their “10 for 10” anniversary initiative at the show. Creators Frank Mastromauro, Peter Steigerwald, Siya Oum and David Wohl will be appearing all weekend long at the Aspen Comics Booth #2206.

To celebrate the successful launch of the debut “10 for 10” title, Legend of the Shadow Clan, Aspen is making a special Emerald City variant for the second issue. The Legend of the Shadow Clan #2 Emerald City Comicon 2013 exclusive cover is fully illustrated by Seattle native Siya Oum and is limited to only 200 copies. Oum and Legend of the Shadow Clan creator Wohl will be at the Aspen Booth all weekend long to sign copies of this limited exclusive.

In addition to all new editions of their industry-leading art prints for the con, Aspen will also be unveiling their second offering in their Aspen Tour Print 2013 Anniversary Edition series by Michael Turner and Peter Steigerwald, which debuted earlier this year in Arizona to sold-out success. The Aspen Tour Print Anniversary Edition is limited to 125 editions. Aspen encourages fans to arrive early to ensure their print edition of this highly limited product. Aspen will also be offering two new Legend of the Shadow Clan prints by J. Scott Campbell and Cory Smith, respectively. The publisher will also feature an all new print featuring popular characters Aspen and Grace by Michael Turner and Peter Seigerwald, limited to 125 editions.

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