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Baltimore Comic Con 2017: Greg Pak Talks Mech Cadet Yu

Once a year, giant robots from outer space come to Earth and bond with young cadets from the elite Sky Corps Academy to defend the world from the terrifying aliens known as the Sharg. It’s a great honor to be chosen, but this year…well, the wrong kid was picked.

Written by Geg Pak with art by Takeshi Miyazawa, Mech Cadet Yu is one of our favorite comic series of the years and has been picked up by BOOM! Studios as an ongoing series.

We talked to Pak at Baltimore Comic Con 2017 about the comic and attempted to not gush too much about it.

Baltimore Comic Con 2017: Eryk Donovan Talks Eugenic

When a plague ravages the world, one scientist discovers the cure and becomes the savior of mankind. Hope is restored, and the world rebuilds. But then people who took the cure begin having children who are… unnatural, and the definition of “normal” is forever altered.

At Baltimore Comic Con we got a chance to talk to artist Eryk Donovan about his new comic series Eugenic with writer James Tynion IV.

Baltimore Comic Con’s Inaugural Ringo Awards. March and Spectrum Lead the Pack

Comic creative professionals, publishers, retailers, and fans came together this past Saturday night for the 2017 Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards, the inaugural “Ringo Awards,” at Baltimore Comic Con 2017. The award show brought together fans, creators, and publishers to socialize, dine, and experience the comic book industry celebrating recognition of their peers, co-workers, and competitors.

The inaugural Ringo Awards was sponsored by Presenting Sponsors Cards, Comics & Collectibles and the Baltimore Comic-Con; Gold Sponsors The Amazing Comic Shop, BOOM! Studios, Geppi Family Enterprises, Painted Vision Comics; Silver Sponsors AfterShock Comics, South Carolina Comic-Con, ComicMix, and Valiant Entertainment; and Gift Bag Sponsors Abrams ComicArts, AfterShock Comics, Archie Comic Publications, BOOM! Studios, Dark Horse Comics, DC Comics, Dynamite Entertainment, Flesk Publications, IDW Publishing, Scholastic, Source Point Press, ‘Toon Tumblers, and Valiant Entertainment. The banquet and awards ceremony honoring nominees and winners in professional and fan categories was hosted by the Baltimore Comic-Con and Cards, Comics & Collectibles.

The Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards is an annual celebration of the creativity, skill and fun of comics. The nomination ballot is determined by fans and pros alike.

The Ringo Awards featured David Petersen, best known as the multiple award-winning writer and artist of Mouse Guard., as the inaugural keynote presenter at the event.

Winners of the 2017 Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards are:

Fan Favorites:

  • Favorite Hero: Cash Wayne (Spectrum)
  • Favorite Villain: Arlo (unOrdinary)
  • Favorite New Series: Spectrum
  • Favorite New Talent: InstantMiso

Jury and Fan Winners:

  • Best Cover Artist: Frank Cho
  • Best Series: Vision, Marvel Comics
  • Best Letterer: Todd Klein
  • Best Colorist: Laura Martin
  • Best Humor Comic: I Hate Fairyland, Image Comics
  • Best Original Graphic Novel: March: Book Three, Top Shelf Productions
  • Best Comic Strip or Panel: Bloom County, Berkeley Breathed, Universal Uclick
  • Best Single Issue or Story: Emancipation Day
  • Mike Wieringo Spirit Award: Future Quest #1, DC Comics
  • Best Anthology: Love is Love, DC Comics/IDW Publishing
  • Best Non-fiction Comic Work: March: Book Three, Top Shelf Productions
  • Best Presentation in Design: Mike Mignola’s Screw-On Head and Other Curious Objects: Artist’s Edition Hardcover, IDW Publishing
  • Best Webcomic: The Red Hook, Dean Haspiel
  • Best Inker: Sean Murphy
  • Best Writer: Tom King
  • Best Artist or Penciller: Fiona Staples
  • Best Cartoonist (Writer/Artist): Skottie Young

Hero Initiative Awards:

    • Dick Giordano Humanitarian of the Year Award: Joshua Dysart
    • Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement Award: Marv Wolfman

Presenters at this year’s award ceremony included Keynote speaker David Petersen, Tom Brevoort, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels and Amy Chu, Walter and Louise Simonson, Terry and Robyn Moore, Kazu Kibuishi and Charlie Kochman, Lora Innes and Thom Zahler, and Todd Dezago, Craig Rousseau, and Mark Waid. John Gallagher contributed to the program guide for the evening and awards ceremony presentation.

Baltimore Comic-Con Art Auction Expands

The Baltimore Comic-Con kicked off today at the Baltimore Convention Center. Tickets are available at the door.

Every year, in conjunction with the sale of the Yearbook, the Baltimore Comic-Con hosts an art auction featuring original pieces featured in the publication. It is a unique opportunity to acquire a piece of art unavailable anywhere else from fantastic artists. Art created for the Yearbook will be auctioned at the Art Auction on Saturday, September 23rd at 5pm. Fans and art collectors alike won’t want to miss this opportunity!

In response to the recent hurricanes that have impacted the southeast and southern US states, the Baltimore Comic-Con will be adding a hurricane relief aspect, adding rare and high-value items from guests and publishers like BOOM! Studios, who has stepped up with an amazing array of unique items including:

  1. Adventure Time Enchiridion Vol 1-5 hardcovers
  2. Over the Garden Wall: Tome of the Unknown hardcover & Volume 1 hard cover
  3. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #0 Full Cover Set
  4. Adventure Time Convention Exclusive hard covers (Set of 5)
  5. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #1-4 Pope (1-in-200) & Rubin (1-in-100) Covers
  6. New Testament Issue #1 signed by Clive Barker
  7. Lantern City #1 Signed
  8. Lumberjanes #1 Signed
  9. Hacktivist #1 Signed
  10. The Woods #1-10 Signed & Limited
  11. Jen Bartel WWE Signed Poster
  12. CGC Mighty Morphing Power Rangers #8
  13. CGC Adventure Time Comics #1 Millionare Cover
  14. CGC BTiLC/EFNY #1 Movie Poster variant cover
  15. CGC Goldie Vance #1
  16. CGC Kong #1 Powell Cover
  17. CGC Labyrinth #1 Allred Cover
  18. CGC Lucas Stand #1 Foil Cover signed by Kurt Sutter
  19. CGC Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy #1 Kerschl Cover
  20. CGC Mega Princess #1 Katie Cook Cover
  21. CGC MMPR #0 ComicsPro Cover
  22. CGC MMPR #0 Green Cover
  23. CGC MMPR #1 Pope Cover
  24. CGC MMPR 2016 Annual Acetate Cover
  25. CGC MMPR Pink #1 Tarr Cover
  26. CGC Planet of the Apes #1
  27. CGC Skybourne #1 Darrow Cover
  28. CGC WWE: Then. Now. Forever. #1 Undertaker Cover
  29. CGC WWE #1 Belt Cover (1-in-100)

Proceeds from the hurricane relief auction will be distributed to charitable organizations assisting comic shops damaged in the hurricane.

Baltimore Comic-Con 2017 Exclusives!

The Baltimore Comic-Con takes place this September 22-24, 2017 at the Baltimore Convention Center!
This year, the Baltimore Comic-Con has both show exclusive cover variants and Baltimore Comic-Con merchandise to the attending public. Here are a few examples of what you’ll find:
Star Wars Adventures BCC Exclusive

First up is the exclusive Baltimore Comic-Con variant for the Star Wars Adventures from IDW Publishing.

The Librarians BCC Exclusive

From Dynamite Entertainment is the exclusive Baltimore Comic-Con variant for The Librarians. Stop by their booth to get an autograph from actor John Harlan Kim.

Dark Ark BCC Exclusive
Dark Ark BCC Exclusive
Fujitsu BCC Exclusive

Next are the exclusive Baltimore Comic-Con variants for Dark Ark and Fu-Jitsu from AfterShock.

Big Trouble in Little China_ Old Man Jack BCC Exclusive

BOOM! Studios brings the Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack variant written by Baltimore Comic-Con guest Anthony Burch.

Bloodshot_ Salvation BCC Exclusive

The exclusive Baltimore Comic-Con Bloodshot: Salvation variant from Valiant Entertainment features a cover by Baltimore Comic-Con guest Barry Kitson.

Dark Nights Metal 1 Convention Exclusive
Dark Nights Metal BCC Exclusive
Dark Days Forge 1 Convention Exclusive
Dark Days Casting 1 Convention Exclusive
Batman 27 Convention Exclusive
Harley Quinn 24 Convention Exclusive
DK III Convention Exclusive
Graphitti Designs brings a number of exclusive DC convention exclusives, including: Dark Nights: Metal #1 Variant Jim Lee cover with silver foil cover treatment, bagged and boarded; Dark Nights: Metal #2 Variant Jim Lee cover with silver foil cover treatment, bagged and boarded; Dark Days: Forge #1 Variant Andy Kubert cover with silver foil cover treatment, bagged and boarded; Dark Days: Casting #1 Variant John Romita Jr. cover with silver foil cover treatment, bagged and boarded; Batman #27 Variant Mikel Janin cover with silver foil cover treatment, bagged and boarded; Harley Quinn #24 Variant with 2017 guest Amanda Connercover with silver foil cover treatment, bagged and boarded; and Dark Knight III #9 Variant with 2017 Guest of Honor Frank Miller cover, bagged and boarded.
Voracious BCC Exclusive
Artists Alley guest Markisan Naso (booth A237) brings an exclusive Voracious cover from Action Lab Entertainment.
Tellos BCC Yearbook 2017

And, of course, there’s the 2017 Baltimore Comic-Con Yearbook featuring the characters of Tellos, with art from over 70 guests of the show, an exclusive VIP cover for VIP ticket holders, and available exclusively at the Baltimore Comic-Con!

Plus, a ton of Baltimore Comic-Con swag this year, including:


BCC Exclusive Mug
BCC Tote
BCC Tote 2
And decals:
BCC Decal
And perhaps the most exclusive show exclusive anywhere: Baltimore Comic-Con Crab Mallets! Can you really leave the Baltimore Comic-Con without yours?
BCC Crab Mallet
And last but certainly not least, a small run (300) of Baltimore Comic-Con Harley Quinn Exclusive tumblers — get them while you can!

Harley Quinn Toon Tumbler BCC Exclusive
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