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Jeremy Bastian, Josh Blaylock, Mark Buckingham, Buzz, Jim Calafiore, and Richard Case head to Baltimore Comic-Con

Celebrate the 20th annual Baltimore Comic-Con the weekend of October 18-20, 2019 at the Inner Harbor’s Baltimore Convention Center. The Baltimore Comic-Con brings the Bs and Cs with the additions of Jeremy Bastian, Josh Blaylock, Mark Buckingham, Buzz, Jim Calafiore, and Richard Case to the 2019 event. Get your tickets now at the Baltimore Comic-Con website.

Jeremy Bastian

Jeremy Bastian is the creator and illustrator of Cursed Pirate Girl from BOOM! Studios and Archaia Comics. He is renowned for his delicate detail, whimsical characters, and strange creatures, all drawn at the actual print size with a very small brush! Cursed Pirate Girl beckons to the 19th century in both subject and style. He has also contributed to Guild: Tink from Dark Horse Comics, Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard from BOOM! Studios/Archaia Comics, Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream from Locust Moon Press, and Under the Moons of Mars: New Adventures on Barsoom from Simon and Schuster. His Cursed Pirate Girl Annual was released by BOOM! Studios.

Josh Blaylock

Josh Blaylock is a comic book creator from Chicago (and at one time, Cincinnati) and founder/publisher of Devil’s Due Comics. This year has seen Josh appearing across the globe in major news coverage for the political anthologies AOC and the Freshman Force: New PartyWho Dis, and Talk Bernie to Me. His work includes the supernatural action series Mercy Sparx (now in development for film), historical Armenian genocide thriller Operation NemesisThe Bitcoin Comic Handbook – a guide to cryptocurrency, and How to Self-Publish Comics: Not Just Create Them – now required reading at Savannah College of Art and Design. 2020 sees the release of his newest original series ArkWorld. Devil’s Due Comics, Blaylock’s creator-owned publishing line of original properties, centers on supernatural action, horror, dark comedy, and sci-fi fringe. Also known for the legendary reboots of G.I. JoeVoltron, and Micronauts in the early ’00s, and for hundreds of other comics including Hack/SlashFamily Guy, and Child’s Play, most recently, the company received global attention for its foray into political anthology comics with the launch of Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and the Freshman Force, arguably the most talked about comic book on the planet in national media throughout the spring. The publisher was instrumental in influencing the comic book and pop culture industries as far back as 1998 with the first national 1980s retro streetwear line of its kind, Old Skool. 

Mark Buckingham

Mark Buckingham, who is best-known and most-celebrated for his work on the long-running Vertigo title Fables, began his career in 1990 working with Neil Gaiman on Miracleman from Eclipse Comics. Working on such titles as 2000 ADHellblazer, and Shade, the Changing Man, he became a mainstay at DC Comics after taking over art duties on Fables with issue #6. His run on the popular imprint title has earned him four Eisner Awards, including Best New Series in 2003, Best Serialized Story in 2005 and 2006, and Best Artist/Penciler/Inker in 2007.

Buzz

Buzz is a comic book artist known for his work on JSA, Atomika, Vampirella, LunaX-FactorImpulse, and many more. A very popular and sought-after commission artist among the art collectors and the comic-book convention circuit, Buzz is also a multi-Emmy award-winning commercial artist who has worked with CBS, Fox, Los Angeles Lakers, and The United States Marine Corp. Buzz is currently working with comic art legend Neal Adams on several special projects for DC Comics and more.

Jim Calafiore

In 30 years working in comics, Jim Calafiore has spent extended time at Valiant, DC, and Marvel, notably on Peter David’s Aquaman, Judd Winnick’s ExilesGotham Underground with Frank Tieri, Red Lanterns with Charles Soule, various Batman books, Deadpool, and Black Panther. After a run on the critically-acclaimed Secret Six with Gail Simone, they reunited with for their creator-owned Kickstarter success Leaving Megalopolis, and volume 2 of the saga, Surviving Megalopolis. Volume 3 is in the works.

Richard Case

Richard Case has been drawing comics professionally for quite some time. In addition to illustrating Grant Morrison’s run on Doom Patrol, he has contributed to titles like Dr. StrangeSandmanShade the Changing Man, Sensational Spider-Man, and Batman ’66. Most recently, he worked with Peter Milligan on a modern-day adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s Fall of the House of Usher, wherein the House in question is the White House…


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), Scott Ethan Ambruson (Destiny, Queen of Thieves), Art Way Alliance, Brian Azzarello (Batman: Damned), Darryl Banks (Green Lantern), Jeremy Bastian (Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: Under The Spell), Marty Baumann (Disney/Pixar), John Beatty (Secret Wars), Carolyn Belefski (Curls), Josh Blaylock (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Freshman Force), Ziggy Blumenthal (Operation Pajama Pants), Russ Braun (The Boys), Brett Breeding (Superman, courtesy of Hero Initiative), 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, Ally Cat (Death of Love), Jacob Chabot (Ziggy Pig – Silly Seal Comics), Howard Chaykin (Hey Kids! Comics!), Frank Cho (Harley Quinn), Amy Chu (KISS: The End), 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), Vito Delsante (Midnight Tiger: Stronger), Christian DiBari (Magdalena), 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), Brenden Fletcher (Isola), 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), Ransom Getty (Suicide Squad Special Edition), 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 (The Red Hook), 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), Greg Horn (Strikeforce), Adam Hughes (Superman), Jamal Igle (Wrong Earth), Chris Ivy (Venom: Tooth and Claw, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Sean Izaakse (Champions), 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), Todd Klein (Black Hammer: Age of Doom), 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), Nate Lovett (Marvel Comics Presents), Howard Mackie (Ghost Rider), James Maddox (All We Ever Wanted: Stories of a Better World, courtesy of A Wave Blue World), 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), Bill McKay (Vampblade), 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), Matt Miner (All We Ever Wanted: Stories of a Better World), Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez (Ricanstruction: Reminiscing & Rebuilding Puerto Rico), Karl Moline (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Mark Morales (Justice League), Jamar Nicholas (Leon: Protector of the Playground), Kevin Nowlan (Black Widow, courtesy of Hero Initiative, Saturday and Sunday only), Jerry Ordway (Archie Meets Batman ’66), Rachel Ordway (FTL, Y’all!), Greg Pak (Star Wars), Tom Palmer (Doctor Strange), 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), Kasey Pierce (Seeress, Book One: The Reckless), Mark Poulton (Koni Waves), Andy Price (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic), Dave Proch (Mango Lizard), Joe Pruett (AfterShock Shock, courtesy of AfterShock Comics), 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), Matt Slay (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), 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), Joe Staton (Dick Tracy), Brian Stelfreeze (Rise of the Black Panther), Jim Steranko (Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Paul D. Storrie (The Viking Queen), Karl Story (Star Wars: Age of Rebellion – Han Solo), William Stout (Fantastic Worlds – The Art of William Stout), Nathan Szerdy (Vampirella), Ty Templeton (Marvel Super-Hero Adventures, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Michael Terracciano (Star Power), Peter J. Tomasi (The Bridge: How the Roeblings Connected Brooklyn to New York), David and Sarah Trustman (The Memory Arts), Timothy Truman (Grimjack), Billy Tucci (Shi), Ted Tucker (Caricatures), 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), Emily Whitten (The Underfoot), Bob Wiacek (Iron Man), Matt Wieringo (Stargate Atlantis Gateways), 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), Thom Zahler (Star Trek: Waypoint Special 2019), and Mike Zeck (The Punisher).

Preview: Justice League Dark #13

Justice League Dark #13

(W) James Tynion IV (A) Daniel Sampere, Mark Buckingham (CA) Dan Quintana
In Shops: Jul 24, 2019
SRP: $4.99

Their battle against Doctor Fate may have come to an end, but the Justice League Dark’s problems are just beginning when the helmet begins its search for a new host. Meanwhile, what can Lex Luthor offer a magic user like Circe? For one thing, Lex knows a thing or two about monsters. And where Circe can find them.

Justice League Dark #13

Preview: Judge Dredd: Toxic!

Judge Dredd: Toxic!

Paul Jenkins (w) • Marco Castiello (a) • Mark Buckingham (c)

Dredd’s investigation into the death of a seemingly unremarkable sewage worker spirals into a waste management crisis that could destroy all of Mega-City One, which has long used genetic modification on its waste workers to control the deluge of filth that flows under the city each day. When Dredd discovers that some of them have foregone that disfiguring procedure in favor of hosting protective alien symbiotes, it sparks a groundswell of anti-immigration fervor. Soon the toxic atmosphere spills into the streets, undermining the very infrastructure that makes the city tolerable. Can Dredd find a solution to save the now-indispensable aliens from the angry mobs?

TPB • FC • $15.99 • 96 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-475-6

Judge Dredd: Toxic!

Preview: Judge Dredd: Toxic! #4

Judge Dredd: Toxic! #4

Paul Jenkins (w) • Marco Castiello (a) • Mark Buckingham (c)

The shocking conclusion to acclaimed writer Paul Jenkins’ first Judge Dredd story! Mega-City One’s last hope for avoiding total destruction lurks deep within the toxic sewer known as the Spillover. But with a horde of anti-alien fanatics closing in fast, Judge Dredd and Judge Anderson will have to risk it all in a conclusion you’ll have to see to believe.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Judge Dredd: Toxic! #4

Preview: Judge Dredd: Toxic! #3

Judge Dredd: Toxic! #3

Paul Jenkins (w) • Marco Castiello (a) • Mark Buckingham (c)

Acclaimed British writer Paul Jenkins takes his first shot at Judge Dredd! With tensions rising, only Dredd and the forces of the Justice Department can stop Mega-City One from becoming a toxic wasteland!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Judge Dredd: Toxic! #3

Review: Fantastic Four Wedding Special

The Fantastic Four wedding is approaching but before that some things need to get done. The Fantastic Four Wedding Special comic features three stories from Gail Simone, Laura Braga, Jesus Aburtov, Joe Caramagna, Dan Slott, Mark Buckingham, Mark Farmer, Matt Yackey, Fred Hembeck, and Megan Wilson.

Get your copy in comic shops December 12! To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Preview: Fantastic Four Wedding Special #1

Fantastic Four Wedding Special #1

(W) Gail Simone, Dan Slott, Fred Hembeck (A) Laura Braga, Mark Buckingham, Fred Hembeck (CA) Carlos Pacheco
Rated T
In Shops: Dec 12, 2018
SRP: $4.99

Come and celebrate the impending nuptials of the Thing and Alicia Masters with a Ladies Night Out as only the First Family of Comics can do it! Guest-starring She-Hulk, Medusa, Crystal and more, it’s the bachelorette party Alicia never expected-and one whose ribaldry will be interrupted by the arrival of a Surprise Super Villain! (And no, we don’t mean Johnny Storm!) Meanwhile, the Thing has an unexpected meeting with his future father-in-law, the Puppet Master! Plus, Hembeck! The Fantastic Four family tree! And more! R.S.V.P. at your local comics retailer this December, and don’t forget to kiss the bride!

Preview: Judge Dredd: Toxic! #2

Judge Dredd: Toxic! #2

Paul Jenkins (w) • Marco Castiello (a) • Mark Buckingham (c)

Acclaimed British writer Paul Jenkins takes his first shot at Judge Dredd! The death of a genetically modified waste worker has sparked anti-immigration fervor, leading to toxic sludge and widespread panic spilling into the streets of Mega-City One.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Preview: Judge Dredd: Toxic! #1

Judge Dredd: Toxic! #1

Paul Jenkins (w) • Marco Castiello (a) • Mark Buckingham (c)

Celebrated British writer Paul Jenkins takes his first shot at Judge Dredd! The death of a genetically modified toxic waste worker leads to a startling discovery that fuels anti-immigration fervor and threatens to spill over into the streets of Mega-City One.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Preview: Cursed Comics Cavalcade #1

Cursed Comics Cavalcade #1

(W) James Tynion IV, Becky Cloonan, Bryan Hill, Tim Seeley, Riley Rossmo, Gary Dauberman (A) Mark Buckingham, Becky Cloonan, Riley Rossmo, Ricardo Federici (CA) Doug Mahnke
In Shops: Oct 10, 2018
SRP: $9.99

Horror! Death! Uh…Face-punching! Witness ten all-new stories that promise to be the most terrifying, most shocking and most horrific comic that DC Comics has ever published! (Hyperbole much?) Batman, Wonder Woman, Guy Gardner, Swamp Thing, Zatanna and more of your favorite heroes face unspeakable horrors from the streets of Gotham City to the darkest sectors of the universe.

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