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Francavilla, Randall, Sakai, Wagner, and Yates Return to Baltimore Comic-Con in 2019

Come celebrate 20 years of comics at the Baltimore Comic-Con on October 18-20, 2019 at the Inner Harbor’s Baltimore Convention Center. You can purchase tickets online now. The Baltimore Comic-Con welcomes back Francesco Francavilla, Ron Randall, Stan Sakai, Doug Wagner, and Kelly Yates.

Francesco Francavilla

Eisner and Eagle Award-winning Francesco Francavilla has found a niche in the comics industry with his noir stylings. His Afterlife with Archie from Archie Comics received a Harvey Award nomination in 2014 for Best New Series. He has also provided art on DC Comics’ Detective Comics and Swamp Thing, Marvel’s Black Panther: The Man Without Fear, and you will find his artwork gracing covers for Marvel’s All-New HawkeyeMaster of Kung Fu, and Princess Leia, Archie’s Archie vs. Predator and The Black Hood, and Dynamite Entertainment’s Reanimator and The Twilight Zone: Shadow and Substance. Most recently, you’ll find his covers and interiors on IDW’s Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader’s Castle. and covers on Archie’s Archie: 1955 and Dynamite Entertainment’s Red Sonja & Vampirella Meet Betty & Veronica.

Ron Randall

Ron Randall started his professional career at DC Comics with a two page back-up story in Unknown Soldier, which was followed by stories in Sgt. RockThe Warlord, Arak, Son of Thunder, and Swamp Thing. He is well-known for having created Trekker at Dark Horse Comics back in 1987 for Dark Horse Presents, and he published the character again in a new serialized version of the same title starting in 2013. More recently, Ron provided art on Sasquatch Detective Special from DC Comics, and his collected trade paperback Trekker: Chapeltown was published in 2018 by Dark Horse Comics.

Stan Sakai

Best known as writer and artist for his Usagi Yojimbotitle, Stan Sakai first created and published it in 1984, launching in Albedo, a self-published anthology, followed by an appearance in Critters from Fantagraphics in 1985, and finally as its own series from the same publisher in 1987, all in black & white. In 1993, Usagi made the jump to color at Mirage Publishing, and moved to Dark Horse in 1996. In 2019, Usagi Yojimbo moved to IDW Publishing, relaunching with an issue #1. Nearly 30 years of Usagi Yojimbo have seen print in book, TV, and digital formats.

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Doug Wagner has been writing comics professionally since 2004 and has worked with a mulititude of companies. The list includes DC Comics, Image Comics, 12-Gauge Comics, Top Cow Productions, Dynamite Entertainment, and Table Taffy Studios. His recent projects include Plastic (April 2017) and The Hard Place (August 2017), both from Image Comics, as is his current Image title, The Ride: Burning Desire. Doug now lives in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah with his lovely wife. His days are filled with fighting deadlines and flirting with distractions.

Kelly Yates

Kelly Yates has provided artwork for Amber AtomsTales of Tellos, and The Perhapanautsat Image Comics, numerous Doctor Who titles at IDW, Fear Agent at Dark Horse Comics, and JLA-Z at DC Comics. He also wrote Image’s Amber Atoms, and contributed to Artist Alley Comics as well with his creator-owned MonstHer title.


In addition to on-site CGC grading, this year’s confirmed guests for the show include: Joel Adams (Savage Eve), Neal Adams (Detective Comics), Zeea Adams (Neal Adams Monsters), Art Way Alliance, Brian Azzarello (Batman: Damned), Jeremy Bastian (Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: Under The Spell), Marty Baumann (Disney/Pixar), Carolyn Belefski (Curls), Ziggy Blumenthal (Operation Pajama Pants), Harold Buchholz (MST3K), Mark Buckingham (Justice League Dark), Cullen Bunn (Harrow County, courtesy of AfterShock Comics), Greg Burnham (Tuskegee Heirs), Buzz (Superman: Coming of the Supermen), Jim Calafiore (The Mike Wieringo Tellos Tribute), Chris Campana (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Joe Carabeo (The Legettes), Richard Case (Doom Patrol), Christa Cassano (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Freshman Force), Castillo Studios, Jacob Chabot (Ziggy Pig – Silly Seal Comics), Howard Chaykin (Hey Kids! Comics!), Frank Cho (Harley Quinn), Amy Chu (KISS: The End), Matthew oClark (Injustice: Ground Zero), Steve Conley (The Middle Age), Steve Conte (Action Figure Kingdom), Katie Cook (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic), Jamie Cosley (Star Wars Insider), Clayton Crain (Absolute Carnage: Miles Morales, courtesy of Frankie’s Comics), Kristina Deak-Linsner (Vampirella: Roses for the Dead), The Deans Family (La Moo Du Chocolat: A Shakes Adventure), Steve Ellis (The Only Living Girl), Tod Emko and Piggy (A Piggy’s Tale), Steve Englehart (Doctor Strange, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Garth Ennis (The Boys, Friday and Saturday only), G.D. Falksen (Mine!), Rob Feldman (Cyko KO), Chris Flick (Capes & Babes), LJ and Kayla Fowlkes (The Adventures of CHIBIWONGTONG), Shea Fontana (DC SuperHero Girls), Francesco Francavilla (Red Sonja and Vampirella Meet Betty and Veronica), Franco (Superman of Smallville), Julie Fujii Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo: The Hidden), John Gallagher (Max Meow), David Gallaher (The Only Living Girl), SL Gallant (Magic: The Gathering: Chandra – Tales of Alara), Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (DC Nation), Mitch Gerads (Mr. Miracle), Gerhard (Cerberus the Aardvark), Chris Giarrusso (Hashtag: Danger), Mike Gold (The Whisper Campaign), Jimmy Gownley (Disney Zootopia: School Days), Garth Graham (Star Power), John Patrick Green (Kim Possible Adventures), Dawn Griffin (Zorphbert & Fred), Juanjo Guarnido (Blacksad),  Laura Lee Gulledge (Will & Whit), Bob Hall (West Coast Avengers), Cully Hamner (Batman Beyond), N. Steven Harris (Michael Cray), Dean Haspiel (Bloodshot Rising Spirit), Glenn Hauman (Mine!), Mark Hempel (Sandman), Greg Hildebrandt (Old Man Logan), Clinton Hobart (Disney fine artist), Javon and Tarik Holmes (The Adventuers of Waffle Boy), Adam Hughes (Superman), Jamal Igle (Wrong Earth), Chris Ivy (Venom: Tooth and Claw, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Klaus Janson (New Challengers), Justin Jordan (Reaver), Kata Kane (G.F.F.s Ghost Friends Forever), Chris Kemple (The Mike Wieringo Tellos Tribute), Matt Kindt (X-O Manowar), Sharlene Kindt (Dept. H), Tom King (Batman), Evelyn Kriete (Hullabaloo), Greg Land (Hulkverines, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Jeehyung Lee (The Batman’s Grave, courtesy of Frankie’s Comics), Jim Lee (Batman: Hush, Saturday only), Jeff Lemire (Black Hammer), Joseph Michael Linsner (Red Sonja), Howard Mackie (Ghost Rider), Mike Manley (Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Comic), Chris Mariano (Claire Lost Her Bear at the World’s Fair), Mark Mariano (Puddleton Farm: Ewing! What Are You Doing?), Ron Marz (Turok), Xavier McLaren (The Bubbler), John McCrea (Hitman, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Bob McLeod (New Mutants), Carla Speed McNeil (Twisted Romance), Pop Mhan (Raven, Daughter of Darkness), David Michelinie (Amazing Spider-Man, Saturday and Sunday only, courtesy of The Living Corpse), Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez (Ricanstruction: Reminiscing & Rebuilding Puerto Rico), Mark Morales (Justice League), Jamar Nicholas (Leon: Protector of the Playground), Kevin Nowlan (Black Widow, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Jerry Ordway (Archie Meets Batman ’66), Rachel Ordway (FTL, Y’all!), Greg Pak (Star Wars), Dan Parent (Archie: The Married Life – 10th Anniversary), Paul Pelletier (Aquaman/Jabberjaw Special), Andrew Pepoy (Archie: The Married Life – 10th Anniversary), Mike Perkins (Swamp Thing), David Petersen (Mouse Guard), Mark Poulton (Koni Waves), Andy Price (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic), Dave Proch (Mango Lizard), Livio Ramondelli (Transformers), Ron Randall (Trekker), Tom Raney (Dog Days of Summer), Mark Redfield (Vampire Hunters Incorporated), Afua Richardson (Run), Rafer Roberts (Grumble), Don Rosa (The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck), Peter Rostovsky (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Freshman Force), Jennifer Rouse (The Death of Poe), Craig Rousseau (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Dimension X), Mike Royer (New Gods), Arsia Rozegar (Man Plus), Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo), Stuart Sayger (KISS: The End), Bob Schreck (Batman: Hush), Greg Schigiel (Pix: One Weirdest Weekend), Erica Schultz (Xena: Warrior Princess), Bart Sears (Turok), Jeff Shultz (Archie Jumbo Comics Digest), Louise Simonson (Death of Superman), Walter Simonson (Ragnarok), Andy Smith (Demi-God), Brian “Smitty” Smith (The Stuff of Legend), John K. Snyder III (Killers), Allison Sohn (The Art of Red Sonja, Volume 2), Charles Soule (Curse Words), Brian Stelfreeze (Rise of the Black Panther), Jim Steranko (Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Karl Story (Star Wars: Age of Rebellion – Han Solo), William Stout (Fantastic Worlds – The Art of William Stout), Ty Templeton (Marvel Super-Hero Adventures, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Michael Terracciano (Star Power), David and Sarah Trustman (The Memory Arts), Billy Tucci (Shi), Mike Vasquez (Rick & Morty, courtesy of Frankie’s Comics), Brian K. Vaughan (Paper Girls), Gus Vazquez (Big Hero 6), Emilio Velez Jr. (The Dodgeball Teens), Robert Venditti (Hawkman), Doug Wagner (The Hard Place), Mark Waid (Avengers: No Road Home), Adam Wallenta (Punk Taco), Adam Warren (Empowered And Sistah Spooky’s High School Hell), Todd Webb (Mr. Toast Comics), Lee Weeks (Batman), Mark Wheatley (Songs of Giants: The Poetry of Pulp), Bob Wiacek (Iron Man), Marcus Williams (Tuskegee Heirs), Javier Cruz Winnik (Puerto Rico Strong), Marv Wolfman (Raven: Daughter of Darkness, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Rich Woodall (Electric Black), John Workman (Riverdale), Kelly Yates (Torchwood), and Thom Zahler (Star Trek: Waypoint Special 2019).

Preview: Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor Year 3 #2

DOCTOR WHO: THE TWELFTH DOCTOR YEAR 3 #2

Writer: James Peaty
Artist: Warren Pleece
COVER A – REGULAR Claudia Ianniciello
COVER B – PHOTO Will Brooks
COVER C – LINKED SET OF FOUR Ryan Hall
COVER D –  Pasquale Qualano & Amoona Saohin
COVER E – Iolanda Zanfardino
WHOLANTA Exclusive Cover – Kelly Yates
FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: 26 April

Special INTERLUDE issue! What is the mystery of “THE BOY WITH THE DISPLACED SMILE?” New adventures of the twelfth Doctor as played by Peter Capaldi!

Preview: Torchwood: Station Zero #3

TORCHWOOD: STATION ZERO #3

Writers: John Barrowman, Carole Barrowman
Artist: Neil Edwards
COVER A – CLAUDIA CARANFA
COVER B – WILL BROOKS
COVER C – KELLY YATES
FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: April 12

The team have uncovered a plot by the alien Navigators to harvest the Earth for their own purposes. Captain John Hart and Lady Karina sought the astrolabe, so Karina could give it to the Navigators, but the pair were captured by Torchwood. However, the Navigators have begun their plan to ‘compost’ Earth, causing dormant volcanoes around the planet to erupt…

Preview: Torchwood #4

Torchwood #4

Writers: Carole E. Barrowman, John Barrowman
Artist: Antonio Fuso
COVER A: KELLY YATES
COVER B: WILL BROOKS PHOTO
COVER C: PASQUALE QUALANO & MARCIO MENYS
FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: Dec 21

The Navigators need Jack’s help to battle an alien threat from his past – but he’s an ocean away and several bullet holes from being able to help them out! Gwen finds herself torn between two worlds, as Jack’s quest threatens everything she holds dear – including the very core of Torchwood itself! And the Committee want the Ice Maiden and its crew – and its advanced, alien technology – for their own purposes, and they’ll kill anyone who gets in their way! The first arc of the ongoing Torchwood saga ends – but what a cliffhanger! We’re back with more shocks and surprises – and the full creative team – for #5!

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Preview: Doctor Who: The Third Doctor #3

DOCTOR WHO: THE THIRD DOCTOR #3

Writer: Paul Cornell
Artist: Christopher Jones
COVER A: Arianna Florean
COVER B: Photo
COVER C: Kelly Yates
FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: November 30

As the Doctor and Jo Grant attempt to defeat an invasion of shapeshifting robots, their true enemy plots against them from inside UNIT! When danger comes, wearing a familiar face, will the Doctor be able to see it in time – or will one of his closest allies pay the price? Doctor Who superstar Paul Cornell and stunning artist Christopher Jones continue their take on a classic Doctor as you’ve never seen him before!

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Preview: Doctor Who: The Fourth Doctor #4

DOCTOR WHO: THE FOURTH DOCTOR #4

Writers: Gordon Rennie & Emma Beeby
Artist: Brian Williamson
Cover A: Mark Wheatley
Cover B: Photo
Cover C: Kelly Yates
Cover D: Brian Williamson
Cover E: Todd Nauck
Colorist: Hi-Fi
Letterer: Comicraft
FC – 32PP – $3.99 – ON SALE: Jul 13

The penultimate chapter of ‘GAZE OF THE MEDUSA’! Sarah Jane and Professor Odysseus are trapped in the ancient past, while the Doctor and the Professor’s daughter, Athena, attempt to steal the Lamp of Chronos from Lady Emily Carstairs and her giant Scryclopes! And looming large over both time zones… the ‘MEDUSA’ itself!

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Preview: Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Archives Omnibus Vol. 3

DOCTOR WHO: THE TENTH DOCTOR ARCHIVES OMNIBUS Vol. 3

Writers: Tony Lee, Matthew Dow Smith, Jonathan L. Davis
Artists: Al Davison, Blair Shedd, Matthew Dow Smith, Kelly Yates
Colorists: Lovern Kindzierski, Charlie Kirchoff, Phil Elliott
Letterers: Neil Uyetake & Robbie Robbins
Cover: Tommy Lee Edwards

The third Tenth Doctor Archives collects the story arcs ‘Tesseract’ and ‘Final Sacrifice’! Witness the TARDIS assaulted by bizarre, five dimensional beings! Martha and UNIT battling an ancient evil under Greenwich! And, finally, the Tenth Doctor’s new companions, Emily Winter and Matthew Finnegan, must face the predations of the Advocate on a war-ravaged alien world… and not everyone will make it out alive!

Collects: Doctor Who: Tesseract; Doctor Who: Final Sacrifice

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Preview: Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Archives: Omnibus Vol. 2

DOCTOR WHO: THE TENTH DOCTOR ARCHIVES: OMNIBUS VOL. 2

Writers: Tony Lee, Leah Moore, John Reppion, John Ostrander, Richard Starkings, Gary Russell, Rich Johnston, Charlie Kirchoff
Artists: Al Davison, Matthew Dow Smith, Ben Templesmith, Paul Grist, Kelly Yates, Eric J, Tom Mandrake
Colorists: Lovern Kindzierski, Charlie Kirchoff, Phil Elliott
Letterers: Neil Uyetake & Robbie Robbins
FC – HC – 288pp – $24.99 – On Sale: May 18

The second stunning volume of the Tenth Doctor Archives collects six thrilling one-shots (‘Through Time and Space’), and the first arc of the Tenth Doctor’s debut ongoing series (‘Fugitive’). Travel with the Doctor’s beloved companions Martha, Donna and a whole new gang in a bumper collection of transtemporal adventure!

Collects: Doctor Who: Through Time and Space; Doctor Who: Fugitive

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Preview: Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Archives Omnibus Vol. 1

DOCTOR WHO THE TENTH DOCTOR ARCHIVES OMNIBUS VOL. 1

Writer: Gary Russell, Tony Lee
Artists: Nick Roche, Kelly Yates, Pia Guerra
PUBLISHER: TITAN COMICS
PAGE COUNT: 336PP
PRICE: $24.99
RELEASE DATE: March 23

Go back to the beginning with these archive Tenth Doctor adventures! In ‘Agent Provacateur’, the search for the perfect milkshake tips the Doctor and Martha into a cosmic horror odyssey in the darkest reaches of space. And in ‘The Forgotten’, an amnesiac Doctor is forced to confront all his past selves!

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Preview: Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time Omnibus

DOCTOR WHO: PRISONERS OF TIME OMNIBUS

WRITERS: Scott & David Tipton
ARTISTS: Simon Fraser, Lee Sullivan, Mike Collins, Gary Erskine, Philip Bond, John Ridgway, Kev Hopgood, Roger Langridge, David Messina, Giorgia Sposito, Elena Casagrande, Matthew Dow Smith, Kelly Yates
PUBLISHER: Titan Comics
PAGE COUNT: 336 PP
FORMAT: Softcover
PRICE: $24.99 / £18.99
RELEASE DATE: January 20, 2016

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who anew with an epic adventure featuring the Doctor’s first eleven incarnations! Writers Scott & David Tipton are joined by some of the greatest artists of the Doctor’s comic book past and present to tell a story that shakes the Doctor to his core!

Collects Doctor Who: Prisoners Of Time #1-12.

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