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DC Partners with the L.A. Zoo for Reading Event and Frog Naming

Los Angeles Zoo

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s DC Super Heroes taking over the L.A. Zoo!

On Saturday, February 8, 2020, DC and the Los Angeles Zoo are encouraging families to turn off the TV, leave the house, and spend the day together enjoying superheroes, graphic novels, and up-close animal demonstrations at “DC Presents: Reading with Zoo-per Heroes at the L.A. Zoo.” The all-day event will feature interactive presentations with live animals, signings, author/artist meet and greets, as well as free giveaways, photo ops with a costumed Batman, and much more.

The festivities will take place within the L.A. Zoo at Treetops Terrace next to the Tom Mankiewicz Conservation Carousel. Activities are free to attend with the purchase of Zoo admission and free for Zoo members. The full day of programming from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. will kick off with an honorary naming ceremony of one of the Zoo’s green and black poison dart frogs. The frog will be named “Russell,” after the main character in Kirk Scroggs’s critically acclaimed The Secret Spiral of Swamp KidThe graphic novel follows middle schooler Russell Weinwright as he navigates the highs and lows of middle school as a half-swamp creature/half-human and befriends a tree frog that makes its home in his arm.

Following the 10:30 a.m. naming ceremony, Zoo attendees can participate in various all-day activities and enjoy fun presentations at the top of every hour. Programming highlights include:

  • Surprise Animal Appearances: Several author/artist talks will feature surprise animal guest stars.
  • Book Sales and Author/Artist Signings: Throughout the day, participating authors and artists will be on hand to meet fans and sign copies of books available to purchase at the event space. Additional graphic novels beyond those presented at the event will also be available for purchase.
  • Photo Ops with Batman: A Batman costumed character will make appearances to greet fans, take photos, and sign autographs.
  • Free Giveaways: Signed books, superhero capes, bookmarks, posters, and Wonder Woman’s tiara and bracelets are among the many free giveaways that will be handed out throughout the day, while supplies last.

For L.A. Zoo tickets and to learn more about “DC Presents: Reading with Zoo-per Heroes at the L.A. Zoo” visit LAZoo.org/DC. Fans can also RSVP and follow the event on Facebook here.

Comikaze Expo Gets Inked

Official Press Release

Comikaze Expo Offers Fans and Attendees the Makings of a Pop Culture
Makeover and Amazing Access to a Modern Day Renaissance
To Die For Tattoos, Special FX Makeup and a Viral Invasion, Oh My!


Los Angeles, Calif.,
(September 2011) – Comikaze Expo, the largest multimedia pop culture, comic book, horror, anime and gaming convention in California, announced that it will host incredible one-of-a kind features at its Los Angeles show: LIVE tattooing, Special FX makeup artists, and a chance to win a role in one of the most cutting-edge viral campaigns in history.

Attendees can schedule appointments to get inked during Comikaze by some of America’s most well-known, in-demand tattoo artists, including Amy Nicoletto of LA INK and Tattoo Tony. Huge names in Special FX like Chet Zar of Hellboy and X-Men, and Glenn Hetrick of Buffy the Vampire fame, will lead the pack of stellar special effects czars. Project Modern Day Renaissance will introduce convention goers and artists alike to Live Painting, Sculpting, Special FX Prosthetics and the likes of a Modern Day Renaissance as never seen before.

“We are so excited to have these guys doing something so unique at the show,” says Comikaze CEO Regina Carpinelli. “Since our fans are already making this such a worthwhile venture, we’re offering a little something special. If any attendees want to get a tattoo of the Comikaze logo, WE WILL PAY FOR IT and provide free entrance to Comikaze Expo FOR LIFE!”

In addition, there will be a booth to get made up and audition to play a part in the cutting-edge viral campaign of YA author Victoria Foyt’s Save the Pearls Part One—Revealing Eden. Crazy special effects makeup and other never done before concepts will be executed right there in the middle of Comikaze! Other talented contemporary artists in attendance include Nick Benson (The Blob, The Abyss), Darrin White, R.H. McClurg, Andres Correa, and many more special guest artists.

The first and only multimedia, cross-genre expo to hit Los Angeles, Comikaze Expo has created a pop culture extravaganza that brings together the best in comics, gaming, horror, sci-fi, fantasy, anime and all other cult programming. Deemed the LA Comic-con and only Los Angeles comic convention, Comikaze promises that their LA invasion will be the best horror, comic, fantasy convention and gaming expo that Californians have ever experienced.

Comikaze will kick off with appearances by the father of modern comics, Stan Lee, and Comikaze’s official “Spooksperson,” horror icon Elvira, at the event’s ribbon-cutting ceremony. The event’s wide-ranging appeal has attracted celebrity appearances from icons and budding artists of this exciting world, including animators, comic book and anime artists, special effects teams, writers, actors, and filmmakers, from both the mainstream and geek worlds.

This unparalleled event’s wide range of innovative programming and activities provide fans access to their favorite artists and creators. From independent film screenings, live shows and star-studded panels to fan contests, games, portfolio reviews and a masquerade ball, there is something for everyone and more at Comikaze. Family-oriented events are scheduled for Sunday, November 6.

In an effort to make Comikaze accessible and affordable for everyone, tickets are only $12 each, and children under 12 are FREE. Each ticket holder will receive their choice of a celebrity lithograph photo valued at $79-$189. For more information about Comikaze, including sponsorship information, vendor applications and ticket sales, visit ComikazeExpo.com.

About Comikaze

Comikaze Expo is the largest multimedia pop culture convention in Los Angeles. The brainchild of Southern California siblings, Regina and Mario Carpinelli, this unique event brings together the best in comics, gaming, horror, sci-fi, fantasy, anime and all other cult programming. Comikaze takes place November 5-6 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, and offers a slate of innovative programming, panels, contests and other activities that provide fans access to their favorite artists and creators in this adventure-packed weekend. Featured appearances include the father of modern comics, Stan Lee, and Comikaze’s official “spooksperson,” horror icon Elvira, in her final convention appearance. For more information, visit ComikazeExpo.com.

Wizard World Inc. Announces Los Angeles Comic Con

Official Press Release

Wizard World Inc. Announces Los Angeles Comic Con

Famed Brazilian Artist Mike Deodato Jr. To Be Premier Guest of Honor

Wizard World Los Angeles Comic ConNEW YORK and LOS ANGELES, April 29, 2011 – Gareb Shamus, President and CEO of Wizard World, Inc. (WIZD)(“Wizard World”), today announced the addition of a Los Angeles Comic Con to Wizard World’s 2011 lineup.  The show will take place on Sept. 24-25, 2011 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Superstar Mike Deodato Jr. is the first guest of honor at the event.  The Brazilian artist, well known for his work on The Amazing Spider-Man, Captain America, The Mighty Thor, Wolverine, X-Men, The Avengers, and Batman, will be making a rare U.S. appearance.

“We are ecstatic to come to the rejuvenated downtown area of Los Angeles to celebrate the best of pop culture – graphic novels, TV, movies, toys, games, genre properties and of course, comic books,” said  Shamus. “You can always trust Wizard World to bring the most diverse and robust collection of artists, writers, creators and celebrities anywhere.”

Clare Kramer, of Buffy: The Vampire fame, will also be in attendance. A popular guest at several of the Wizard World Tour stops, Kramer will be on hand to meet fans, sign autographs and take photos. “When I found out that Wizard World was coming to Los Angeles, I was so excited. They are one of the most professionally run organizations out there, and I just love every minute of it,” said Clare Kramer. “The fans, Wizard World, guests and vendors always have a blast at these shows, which is why I keep coming back for more!”

This event brings more of what the fans love about the Wizard World Tour. “There is a real need for a Fall event that encompasses all the best that pop culture has to offer,” said Mike Mathews, Chairman of Wizard World Inc. “We’re listening to our customers and giving them the show they’re asking for located in the entertainment mecca..”

The Big Apple Comic Con, which had been previously scheduled on those dates, will be permanently moved to the Spring.  The 2011 Big Apple Comic Con Spring Edition remains set for May 21-22 at Penn Plaza Pavilion. As part of the realignment, Wizard World is also rescheduling the planned 2011 Atlanta Comic Con, with dates to be announced. The full event schedule can be found at www.wizardworld.com.

About Wizard World:
Wizard World, Inc. produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking. The events feature celebrities from movies and TV, artists and writers and events such as premiers, gaming tournaments, exhibitors, retailers, panels, and costume contests. Wizard World, Inc. also produces Wizard World Digital an influential online publication covering new and upcoming products and talents in the pop culture world, is distributed on a weekly basis to online and iPad users worldwide.

True Blood Hardcover Comic Collection Debuts on New York Times Best Seller List

Official Press Release

True Blood Hardcover Comic Collection
Debuts on
New York Times Best Seller List

Hardcover Collection – A Compilation of the First 6 Issues – #6 on Prestigious List

Cast Signing in Los Angeles, Saturday, February 26th

Second Series Featuring An All-New Story Arc Available Now in Comic Stores

[True Blood: All Together Now hardcover image]San Diego, CA (February 25, 2010) – IDW Publishing and HBO® are proud to announce that the hardcover collection of its first TRUE BLOOD comic story arc, ALL TOGETHER NOW, debuted on the New York Times Best Seller list today. The prestigious list notes the top selling books from the previous week, and TRUE BLOOD captured the number six spot, after just one week on sale. This compilation of all six issues from the first series of the comics features bonus content, including a cover gallery.

“To have our first comic compilation debut at number six on the best-seller list is amazing,” stated James Costos, VP Licensing & Retail, HBO. “It is a true testament to the quality of the product and reach of the True Blood brand.”

To celebrate the huge success of the first TRUE BLOOD comic series, several cast members of the hit HBO show will be signing copies of the collection at Barnes & Noble, The Grove in Los Angeles, on Saturday, February 26th, from 1 to 3 pm.

Featuring the same erotically-charged romance, wry humor, intriguing mystery and suspense the show has become known for, the story treats readers to new insights of their favorite characters. Developed with show creator Alan Ball, along with series writers Elisabeth Finch and Kate Barnow, ALL TOGETHER NOW was co-written by David Tischman and Mariah Huehner. The series was beautifully illustrated by top tier artist David Messina, with additional art by renowned artists J. Scott Campbell and Joe Corroney.

“One of the most exciting and gratifying parts of my job is seeing the reactions of fans,” said IDW True Blood Editor Scott Dunbier, “And I can tell you emphatically that True Blood fans are rabid—which is, of course, delightful.”

The TRUE BLOOD saga continues with a brand new story, TRUE BLOOD: TAINTED LOVE, with the first issue now in stores. Actor Michael McMillian, who plays Fellowship of the Sun leader Reverend Steve Newlin, will co-author the all-new six-issue arc with fan-favorite writer Marc Andreyko.

As with the first arc, IDW’s new TRUE BLOOD comic series will be based on the intriguing world of Bon Temps, offering fans an original story with their favorite characters. In this six-issue series, Jessica is exposed to contaminated bottles of Tru Blood, causing the lovely vampire to go berserk. It’s up to Sookie, Bill and the others to figure out who (or what) is behind the bad Blood. In addition to Jessica, several other Bon Temps residents are making their comic book debut including Hoyt, Terry, Arlene and Steve Newlin. Joining McMillian and Andreyko is artist Joe Corroney, who will bring this latest head-turning series to life. Corroney, along with superstar artist, J. Scott Campbell, will provide covers.

“We couldn’t be more pleased with the amazing success of the comics and are excited that the release of the comic collection will make the series even more accessible to fans,” stated show creator Alan Ball.  “Michael and Marc have done an amazing job with the second series, crafting a thrilling story that will leave Trubies wanting more.”

In addition to the print editions, the comic collection and the second series will be available digitally through Sony’s Digital Comics Store and Apple’s iTunes Store.

TRUE BLOOD: ALL TOGETHER NOW ($24.99, 160 pages, hard cover, full color) is now available in stores. Diamond order code DEC10 0370; ISBN 978-1600108686.

TRUE BLOOD: TAINTED LOVE, Issue #1 ($3.99, 32 pages, full color) is now available in stores. Diamond order code DEC10 0367.

TRUE BLOOD: ALL TOGETHER NOW comics are available digitally. The release of the TRUE BLOOD: TAINTED LOVE digital edition is imminent. Watch for further announcements.

TRUE BLOOD comics are available for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch through the Apple iTunes store here: http://bit.ly/cioAWb

TRUE BLOOD comics are available for the Sony PSP through the Sony Digital Comics store here: http://bit.ly/fKNzWV

Visit IDWPublishing.com to learn more about the company and its top-selling books.

About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The Transformers and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; HBO’s True Blood; the BBC’s Doctor Who; and comics and trade collections based on novels by worldwide bestselling author, James Patterson. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints; Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studios; and is the print publisher for EA Comics and ComicMix.

IDW’s original horror series, 30 Days of Night, was launched as a major motion picture in October 2007 by Sony Pictures and was the #1 film in its first week of release. More information about the company can be found at IDWPublishing.com.

About HBO Licensing & Retail
HBO Licensing & Retail awards official HBO licenses throughout the world for the development and merchandising of innovative product lines which are inspired by the television broadcaster’s award-winning programs.

© 2010 Home Box Office, Inc. All Rights Reserved. HBO and related service marks are the property of Home Box Office, Inc.

Apple, the Apple logo, and iTunes are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc. Content purchased from the iTunes Store is for personal lawful use only. Don’t steal music.

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Todd McFarlane Celebrates Spawn #200 At Golden Apple

Official Press Release

TODD McFARLANE CELEBRATES SPAWN #200 AT GOLDEN APPLE

SPAWN creator signs at the store that helped launch the hit series in 1992

Berkeley, CA – 22 December 2010 – In 1992, Todd McFarlane co-founded the world’s greatest creator-owned comics company, Image Comics, and released his own best-selling comic book, SPAWN. On January 12, 2011, SPAWN becomes only the second independent series in history to reach the 200-issue mark!

To celebrate, McFarlane will be signing at Golden Apple Comics in Los Angeles, the same store where McFarlane launched the first issue of the groundbreaking SPAWN series.

“On June 2nd, 1992 I sat in a store called Golden Apple Comics and launched the first issue of my new series, SPAWN.” says McFarlane. “That day literally set the stage for all the success this book has had since. To honor that monumental beginning, I’ll be returning to my roots, so to speak, with the release of the 200th issue of SPAWN, almost 18 years later.”

Fans of SPAWN and McFarlane’s work can meet him on January 12, 2011, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Golden Apple Comics, 7018 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA. The signing will be limited to two items per person. The signing will also feature an array of special surprise guests!

Golden Apple Comics Manager Ryan Liebowitz adds, “I am so excited to have Todd back at Golden Apple, 18 years after we hosted the premier event for issue #1. This will truly be a historic day for the comic industry!”

Grammy-and Emmy-winning producer/director Todd McFarlane, creator of SPAWN, is the force behind McFarlane Toys, one of America’s top action figure manufacturers. McFarlane became a true comic book superstar in the 1980s as a result of his work on Marvel Comics’ Spider-Man franchise. With the 1992 launch of SPAWN, McFarlane created one of the most popular heroes of the 1990s. The title’s hugely popular debut sold an amazing 1.7 million copies — an unprecedented feat in independent comics.

The comic became an Emmy Award-winning animated series on HBO and a live-action feature film from New Line Cinema that grossed $100 million. A whirlwind of growth and expansion followed: more comics, action figures, and award-winning entertainment projects.

The breadth of McFarlane’s awards span from two Emmy Awards, a pair of MTV Video Music Awards, and a Grammy Award, to hundreds of international awards for his work in the arts and action figure industry. Todd McFarlane Entertainment continues to develop projects in the video game, film, television and music industries.

Golden Apple has been the premier comic book and pop culture store in Los Angeles since 1979. For over 30 years, the shop has been featured in nearly every local and national media outlet including print, television and the Internet. In addition, this world famous store boasts celebrity clientele, high-profile events and is a hub for entertainment and comic industry professionals alike. Always cutting edge and proactive in the community, the two generations of owners have strived to keep their finger on the pulse and a firm grasp on the marketplace.

Don’t miss Todd McFarlane and special guests, signing the landmark 200th issue of SPAWN at Golden Apple Comics (7018 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90038; 323-658-6047) on January 12, 2011, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.

Spawn #200 Capullo coverTodd and Spawn

Just A Reminder Don’t Miss The Boom! Studios 2010 Holiday Party @ Meltdown Comics!

Official Press Release

COME ONE, COME ALL TO THE
BOOM! STUDIOS
2010 HOLIDAY PARTY
@ MELTDOWN COMICS
DECEMBER 13, 2010!

IT’S A PARTY AND EVERYONE’S INVITED!

December 13, 2010 – Los Angeles, CA – Can you believe it’s been a year since our last celebration? Neither can we! But it’s true. It’s time again for the BOOM! Studios holiday party at Meltdown comics, happening Monday, December 13 at 8pm! So won’t you join us? No guests lists, no velvet rope, if you’ve got the gas or the bus fare to make it to Meltdown Comics, you’re invited!

Who: Mix and Mingle with the BOOM! Crew!

When: Monday, December 13th, 8:00pm – till they kick us out!

Where: Meltdown Comics & Collectibles
7522 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA, 90046

Why: FREE BEER while supplies last!
About BOOM! Studios
BOOM! Studios (www.boom-studios.com) 2009 “Best Publisher” of the year, generates a wide-ranging catalog of multiple Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated comic books and graphic novels featuring some of the industry’s top talent, including Philip K. Dick’s DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?, 20th Century Fox’s 28 DAYS LATER and DIE HARD, The Henson Company’s FARSCAPE, and the original Mark Waid series IRREDEEMABLE. This fall sees BOOM! teaming up with the legendary Stan Lee, creator of Marvel Comics’ characters Spider-Man, The Hulk, and The X-Men for a line of original superhero series, the legend’s first new superhero creations in nearly 20 years. BOOM!’s youth imprint, BOOM Kids!, is an undisputed industry leader publishing Disney/Pixar’s THE INCREDIBLES, CARS, and TOY STORY, as well as Disney’s THE MUPPETS, DONALD DUCK, UNCLE SCROOGE and WALT DISNEY’S COMICS AND STORIES. This year, BOOM! Studios celebrates its fifth anniversary.

Don’t Miss Kids Comics L.A. At Meltdown Comics This Saturday!

Official Press Release

IT’S A FUN-FILLED CELEBRATION
FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!
KIDS COMICS L.A. EVENT
AT MELTDOWN COMICS
DECEMBER 4, 2010

MEET
CHIP ‘N’ DALE RESCUE RANGERS
& DARKWING DUCK WRITER
IAN BRILL!

December 1, 2010 – Los Angeles, CA – Join BOOM! Studios and Meltdown Comics as they celebrate Kid’s Comics L.A., a day of comics, creativity and fun for the whole family, Saturday, December 4, 2010 from 1-3pm!

Kids Comics L.A., gives an opportunity for kids to meet with talented all-ages comic creators and learn learn how to create their own comic books! Two unique comic seminars will help budding creators understand the basics of comics creating. These seminars are open to all attendees giving families the opportunity to to learn together!

Don’t miss your chance to hang out and learn comics creating from DARKWING DUCK & CHIP ‘N’ DALE RESCUE RANGER writer Ian Brill, FRAGGLE ROCK writer Sam Humphries, PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR’s David Server & Jackson Lanzing and REED GUNTHER’s Shane & Chris Houghton.

This is an all ages event, open to the public and absolutely free. So if you have a budding artist or writer in your household or are a kid at heart come down to Meltdown comics for Kids Comics L.A.!

What: Kids Comics L.A.

Where: Meltdown Comics & Collectibles
7522 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90046

Who’s in Attendance:
Ian Brill (DARKWING DUCK & CHIP ‘N’ DALE RESCUE RANGERS,
BOOM! Studios, BOOM Kids!)
Sam Humphries (FRAGGLE ROCK, Archaia)
David Server & Jackson Lanzing (PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR,
Ape Entertainment)
Shane & Chris Houghton (REED GUNTHER, Independent)

Anything else?: Dine on Los Angeles’ own famouse GRILLED CHEESE TRUCK on hand all day to feed comics lovers of all ages!

About BOOM! Studios
BOOM! Studios (www.boom-studios.com) 2009 “Best Publisher” of the year, generates a wide-ranging catalog of multiple Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated comic books and graphic novels featuring some of the industry’s top talent, including Philip K. Dick’s DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?, 20th Century Fox’s 28 DAYS LATER and DIE HARD, The Henson Company’s FARSCAPE, and the original Mark Waid series IRREDEEMABLE. This fall sees BOOM! teaming up with the legendary Stan Lee, creator of Marvel Comics’ characters Spider-Man, The Hulk, and The X-Men for a line of original superhero series, the legend’s first new superhero creations in nearly 20 years. BOOM!’s youth imprint, BOOM Kids!, is an undisputed industry leader publishing Disney/Pixar’s THE INCREDIBLES, CARS, and TOY STORY, as well as Disney’s THE MUPPETS, DONALD DUCK, UNCLE SCROOGE and WALT DISNEY’S COMICS AND STORIES. This year, BOOM! Studios celebrates its fifth anniversary.

Kids Comics L.A.

Official Press Release

Celebrate Creativity and Comics

at Kids Comics L.A.

Join local comic creators for a day of family fun to learn about creating comics and all-ages comic books from the creators of Fraggle Rock, Darkwing Duck, Penguins of Madagascar and Reed Gunther!

LOS ANGELES – Kids love comic books, and comic books love kids! A new renaissance of all-ages comic books has energized young readers like never before. To celebrate, a group of comic book creators in Los Angeles have teamed up to host Kids Comics L.A. – a unique (and free!) one-day event on Dec. 4 at Meltdown Comics in Hollywood to spotlight kids comics and engage a new generation of future comic creators!

At Kids Comics L.A., kids will meet and interact with comic creators and learn how to make their own comic books! Writers and artists of kid-friendly comic books starring familiar characters will be in attendance to sign books and talk about comics with fans. Two unique comic seminars will help budding creators understand the basics of making their own comics, with one session focused on creating characters and one focused on comic book storytelling. These interactive seminars are open to everyone attending the event and families are encouraged to learn together!

The creators participating in Kids Comics L.A. include Sam Humphries (Fraggle Rock, Archaia Comics), Ian Brill (Darkwing Duck and Rescue Rangers, BOOM! Kids Comics), Dave Server and Jackson Lansing (Penguins of Madagascar, Ape Entertainment), and Chris and Shane Houghton (Reed Gunther, Independent).

Los Angeles’ own famous Grilled Cheese Truck will be on hand all day to feed comics lovers of all ages with their cheesy delights!

This event is all ages, open to the public, and free! Come hang out with the comic book creators of today AND tomorrow!

For more information, including creator bios, please see the Kids Comics L.A. page: http://bit.ly/aatqRe

When:             Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010, 1-3 p.m.

Where:            Meltdown Comics

7522 Sunset Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA  90046

Phone: 323-851-7723

www.meltcomics.com

Kids Comics LA flyer

Superheroes Return to Panhandle


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Superman, Wolverine, Spider-Man and the Hulk can return to menace tourists on the crowded Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles.  A judge blocked the Keane Act which had outlawed the performers.

Judge Dean Peterson wrote:

It may not seem like a traditional form of free speech, but their right to perform is protected under that provision of the U.S. Constitution.

The Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce wasn’t happy with the ruling.  It’s President Leron Gubler said the Hollywood Blvd. characters are a menace to tourists, sometimes refusing to allow visitors to pass by the famous Grauman’s Chinese Theatre without a toll in the form of a photograph and gratuity.

The people who make a living this way was covered in a documentary, Confessions of a Superhero.  You can check out the trailer to that below.

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