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Video of Batman Being Pulled Over in Maryland

Earlier this week, we brought you news about how Montgomery County Police in Maryland had pulled over Batman.  Well, here’s the video of that traffic stop.  The reason he was stopped was the lack of license plate, replaced with his famous logo.  When the Caped Crusader showed his license plate, the officers let him go onto his scheduled appearance at a local hospital.

Yesterday, Batman sat down with the Washington Post for a live Q&A and showed off the man beneath the mask.

Man Who Coerced Girl at Katsucon Pleads Guilty

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Michael Allen AlperMichael Allen Alper, an already convicted sex offender, has plead guilty  this past Wednesday to coercing and enticing a minor to engage in criminal sexual activity.  The 34 year old man met a 13 year old girl at Katsucon last year in Oxon Hill, Maryland.  He friended the girl on Facebook and mobile conversations and then engaged in sexual explicit conduct twice in the following month.  A friend of the girl found Alper’s previous conviction through the sex offender registry.

Under his plea agreement, Alper agreed to register as a sex offender where he lives, works, and studies. If the court accepts the plea agreement, Alper will be sentenced to between 10 and 14 years in prison. The court has scheduled his sentencing for October 28.

Alper was previously convicted of rape when he met a girl in Virginia in 2003.  He was sentenced to three years in prison (all but six months suspended) and three years of probation.

Katsucon released the following statement:

We at Katsucon have just recently been made aware of the case involving a Katsucon attendee pleaded guilty to coercing a minor into criminal sexual activity several weeks after first meeting the minor at our convention.

We would first like to express our sympathies and regret to the minor in question and the minor’s family that they would have to be put through such a trying ordeal.

The staff and volunteers at Katsucon work tremendously hard to make our event one that is safe for young attendees. To this end, we reach out to parents and guardians to make them aware of our event and what we have to offer.

In all cases, we suggest that Katsucon is a convention that parents and guardians are encouraged to experience with their children, and when that’s not possible, we always require that a parental consent form be completed so that the parents and guardians are fully aware that their child is attending our convention.

Katsucon also employs a full security staff that works in concert with the security staff in our convention facility to protect all of our attendees while they are in convention spaces. We make every effort to separate convention programming into age appropriate categories and enforce ID checks for convention events that are targeted at adult attendees.

Even will all of these measures, many times persons of a predatory nature are difficult to identify until it is too late.

In light of this event, Katsucon will make every effort to check our pre-registration attendee list against local and federally published sex offender registries and will prohibit attendance from those identified as a threat to our attendees in the hope to prevent an incident such as this from ever occurring again.

(via Anime News Network)

2011 Harvey Awards Nominees Announced

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The nominees for the 2011 Harvey Awards have been announced.  Final ballots are due by Aug. 6. Winners will be announced at the Baltimore Comic-Con, which runs Aug. 20-21.  Congrats to all of the nominees.

Best Letterer
• Scott Brown, Box 13, http://www.comixology.com and Red 5 Comics
• Darwyn Cooke, Richard Stark’s Parker: The Outfit, IDW
• Dustin Harbin, Casanova, Image Comics
• Troy Peteri, Witchblade, Top Cow
• Robbie Robbins, Locke & Key: Keys To The Kingdom # 1, IDW
• John Workman, Thor, Marvel Comics

Best Colorist
• Veronica Gandini, Mice Templar: Volume 10, Image Comics
• Laura Martin, The Stand, Marvel Comics
• Ed Ryzowski, Gutters, http://www.the-Gutters.com
• Dave Stewart, BPRD, Dark Horse Comics
• Jose Villarubia, Cuba : My Revolution, Vertigo/DC Comics

Best Syndicated Strip Or Panel
Cul De Sac, Richard Thompson, Universal Press Syndicate
Doonesbury, Garry Trudeau, Universal Press Syndicate
Mutts, Patrick Mcdonnell, King Features Syndicate
Non Sequitur, Wiley Miller, Universal Press Syndicate
Tom The Dancing Bug, Ruben Bolling, Universal Press Syndicate

Best Online Comics Work
Guns Of Shadow Valley, David Wachter and James Andrew Clark
Gutters, Lar Desouza, Ed Ryzowski and Ryan Sohmer
Hark! A Vagrant, Kate Beaton
La Morte Sisters, Created Tony Trov, Johnny Zito and Christine Larsen
PvP, Scott Kurtz

Best American Edition Of Foreign Material
AX: Alternate Manga, edited By Sean Michael Wilson And Mitsuhiro Asakawa, Top Shelf
Blacksad, Juan Diaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido, Dark Horse Comics
It Was The War Of The Trenches, Jacques Tardi, Fantagraphics
The Killer: Modus Vivendi, Matz And Luc Jacamon, Archaia
Torpedo Volume 2, Jordi Bernet, IDW

Best Inker
• Damian Couceiro, Hawks Of Outremer, Boom! Studios
• Steve Ellis, Box 13, comiXology & Red 5 Comics
• Gabriel Hardman, Agents Of Atlas, Marvel Comics
• Mark Morales, Thor, Marvel Comics
• Sal Regla, Magdalena, Top Cow

Best New Series
American Vampire, Scott Snyder, Stephen King and Rafael Albuquerque, Vertigo/DC Comics
Echoes, Joshua Hale Fialkov and Rashan Ekedal, Top Cow
Gutters, Lar Desouza, Ed Ryzoski and Ryan Sohmer, http://www.the-Gutters.com
Kill Shakespeare, Anthony Del Col and Conor Mccreery, IDW
Sixth Gun, Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt, Oni Press
Thor: The Mighty Avenger, Roger Langridge and Chris Samnee, Marvel Comics

Most Promising New Talent
• Barry Deutsch, Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword, Amulet Books
• Comfort Love And Adam Withers, Rainbow In The Dark
• Chris Samnee, Thor: The Mighty Avenger, Marvel Comics
• Scott Snyder, American Vampire, Vertigo/DC Comics
• Nick Spencer, Morning Glories, Image Comics

Special Award for Humor in Comics
• Matt Groening, The Simpsons Futurama Crossover Crisis, Abrams ComicArts
• Roger Landridge, The Muppet Show, BOOM! Studios
• Ryan Sohmer, Gutters
• Shannon Wheeler, I Thought You Would Be Funnier, BOOM! Studios
• Thom Zahler, Love And Capes, IDW

Best Original Graphic Publication for Younger Readers
Amulet # 3: The Cloud Searcher, Kazu Kibuishi, Graphix
Jingle Belle, Paul Dini
Meanwhile: Pick Any Path. 3856 Story Possibilities, Jason Shiga, Amulet Books
Reading With Pictures, Josh Elder, executive editor, Reading With Pictures
Smile, Raina Telgemeier, Scholastic Graphix
Tiny Titans, Art Baltazar and Franco Aureliani, DC Comics

Best Graphic Album Previously Published
Art In Time, Edited Dan Nadel, Abrams ComicArts
Beasts Of Burden: Animal Rites, Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson, Dark Horse Comics
Dave Stevens’ The Rocketeer: Aritist’s Edition, Designed by Randall Dahlk, Edited by Scott Dunbier, IDW
The Marvelous Land Of Oz, Eric Shanower and Skottie Young, Marvel Comics
Tumor, Joshua Hale Fialkov and Noel Tuazon, Archaia

Best Anthology
Blab World #1, Monte Beauchamp And Bill North, Last Gasp
CBGB, Kieron Gillen and Sam Humphries, BOOM! Studios
Popgun # 4, Edited by D.J. Kirkbride, Anthony Wu and Adam P. Knave, Image Comics
Reading With Pictures, Josh Elder, executive editor, Reading With Pictures
Strange Tales, Volume II # 1, Edited By Jody Leheup, Marvel Comics
Uniques Tales, Tanya Eby and Mallette Pagano

Best Domestic Reprint Project
Dave Stevens’ The Rocketeer: Aritist’s Edition, Designed by Randall Dahlk, Edited by Scott Dunbier, IDW
The Darkness, Garth Ennis, Marc Silvestri and Batt, Image Comics
Jet Scott, Jerry Robinson and Sheldon Stark, Dark Horse Comics
Li’l Abner: The Complete Dailies and Color Sundays, Edited By Bruce Canwell, IDW
Superman vs. Muhammad Ali, Neal Adams and Dennis O’Neil, DC Comics

Best Cover Artist
• Darwyn Cooke, Richard Stark’s Parker: The Outfit, IDW
• Jenny Frison, Angel, IDW
• Marcos Martin, Amazing Spider-Man, Marvel Comics
• Mike Mignola, Hellboy, Dark Horse Comics
• Frank Quitely, Batman and Robin, DC Comics

Best Biographical, Historical or Journalistic Presentation
75 Years Of DC Comics: The Art Of Modern Myth-Making, Paul Levitz, Taschen Books
The Art of Jaime Hernandez: The Secrets of Life and Death, Edited by Todd Hignite, Abrams Comicarts
Jerry Robinson: Ambassador of Comics, N. C. Christopher Couch, Abrams Comicarts
Oddly Compelling Art Of Denis Kitchen, Denis Kitchen and Charles Brownstein, Edited By John Lind and Diana Schutz, Dark Horse Books
Portrait Of A Sequential Artist, Directed by Andrew D. Cook, Montilla Presentations

Special Award For Excellence In Presentation
Dave Stevens’ The Rocketeer: Artist’s Edition, Designed by Randall Dahlk, Edited by Scott Dunbier, IDW
Oddly Compelling Art Of Denis Kitchen Kitchen, Denis Kitchen and Charles Brownstein, Edited by John Lind and Diana Schutz, Dark Horse Books
Richard Stark’s Parker: The Outfit, Darwyn Cooke, IDW
Shazam! The Golden Age Of The World’s Mightiest Mortal, Chip Kidd and Geoff Spear, Abrams Comicarts
Wednesday Comics Hardcover Edition, Edited By Mark Chiarello, DC Comics

Best Graphic Album – Original
Duncan, The Wonder Dog, Adam Hines, Adhouse Books
Market Day, James Sturm, Drawn and Quarterly
Scott Pilgrm Volume 6: Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour, Bryan Lee O’Malley, Oni Press
Wilson, Dan Clowes, Drawn And Quarterly
X’ed Out, Charles Burns, Pantheon

Best Continuing Or Limited Series
Chew, John Layman and Rob Guillory, Image Comics
Daytripper, Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba, Vertigo/DC Comics
Echo, Terry Moore, Abstract Studio
Fantastic Four, Jonathan Hickman and Dale Eaglesham, Marvel Comics
Locke & Key: Keys To The Kingdom # 1, Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriquez, IDW
Love And Rockets: Volume 3, Jaime And Gilbert Hernandez, Fantagraphics

Best Writer
• Cullen Bunn, Sixth Gun, Oni Press
• Joshua Hale Fialkov, Echoes, Top Cow
• Roger Langridge, Thor: The Mighty Avenger, Marvel Comics
• Ryan Sohmer, Gutters, http://www.the-Gutters.com
• Mark Waid, Irredeemable, BOOM! Studios

Best Artist
• Darwyn Cooke, Richard Stark’s Parker: The Outfit, IDW
• Dean Haspiel, Cuba : My Revolution, Vertigo/DC Comics
• Brian Hurtt, Sixth Gun, Oni Press
• Ed Ryzowski, Gutters
• Chris Samnee, Thor: The Mighty Avenger, Marvel Comics

Best Cartoonist
• Darwyn Cooke, Richard Stark’s Parker: The Outfit, IDW
• Jaime Hernandez, Love and Rockets, Fantagraphics
• Jeff Lemire, Sweet Tooth, Vertigo/DC Comics
• Bryan Lee O’Malley, Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour, Oni Press
• Jeff Smith, RASL, Cartoon Books

Best Single Issue or Story
Acme Novelty Library #20: Lint, Chris Ware, Drawn and Quarterly
Echoes # 1, Joshua Hale Fialkov and Rashan Ekedal, Top Cow
Daytripper, Fabio Moon and Gabiel Ba, Vertigo/DC Comics
Locke & Key: Keys To The Kingdom #1, Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriquez, IDW
Love and Rockets: New Stories, Volume 3, Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez, Fantagraphics
Popgun # 4, Edited By D.J. Kirkbride, Anthony Wu and Adam P. Knave, Image Comics
Wilson, Daniel Clowes, Drawn and Quarterly

Baltimore Comic-Con Welcomes Giffen, DeMatteis and Maguire!

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Baltimore Comic-Con Welcomes Giffen, DeMatteis, and Maguire!
 
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – June 30, 2011 – The Baltimore Comic-Con is pleased to announce the addition of Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis, and Kevin Maguire to the line-up of creators attending this year’s show, taking place the weekend of August 20-21, 2011.
Keith Giffen, who will be making his only convention appearance this year at the Baltimore Comic-Con, is a writer/artist who has worked on such title as Legion of  Super-Heroes, Nick Fury’s Howling Commandos, T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents, and his creator-owned series, Hero Squared. Most recently, Giffen was named artist on the DC title O.M.A.C., launching in September.
Writer J.M. DeMatteis began his career in the late-’70s working on DC Comics’ horror line of books. In 1980, he moved over to Marvel, where he worked on The Defenders and Captain America. Over the next 30 years, DeMatteis would write nearly every major character in both the DC and Marvel Universes, including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, Silver Surfer, Daredevil and Doctor Strange. In 2010, he teamed up with long-time collaborator, Keith Giffen on DC’s Booster Gold series.

Artist Kevin Maguire, who has worked with both Giffen and DeMatteis on several books, began his a career in 1987. He has worked on such high-profile titles as Batman Confidential, Captain America and X-Men. Most recently, he worked on the latest relaunch of Doom Patrol at DC Comics.

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Giffen, DeMatteis and Maguire are well-known for their run on DC Comics’ Justice League in the late ’80s, which added a humorous brand of storytelling to the superhero team dynamic. Their appearance at the Baltimore Comic-Con marks only the second time they have all been together at a show. In addition, all three creators will be appearing on a panel together at the show.

“The three of us have only been together at a convention once before – and that ended in screaming, physical violence, and millions of dollars in property damage,” said DeMatteis. “I look forward to doing it again!”

“With the recent release of the latest Justice League International trade from DC, we couldn’t be happier to have the creative team behind that book at this year’s show,” said Marc Nathan, show promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. “That series’ lighthearted tone and fantastic humor added something different to a comic landscape that was filled with ‘grim and gritty’ books and should be on everyone’s essential reading lists.”

Also, don’t forget that Stan Lee VIP Packages and show admission tickets are now available and can be purchased online by visiting baltimorecomiccon.com/tickets/!

Confirmed guests for this year’s Baltimore Comic-Con include: Guest of Honor, Stan “The Man” Lee; Jason Aaron (Scalped, PunisherMAX); Charlie Adlard (The Walking Dead); Nick Cardy (Aquaman, Teen Titans); Greg Capullo (Spawn, Batman); Cliff Chiang (Greendale); Frank Cho (50 Girl 50, X-Men: Schism, New Ultimates); Todd Dezago (Super Hero Squad, The Perhapanauts); David Finch (Brightest Day, Batman: The Dark Knight); Ron Frenz (Spider-Girl); Jose-Luis Garcia-Lopez (Wednesday Comics, Batman Confidential); Michael Golden (creator of Bucky O’Hare); Mike Grell (Action Comics, The Pilgrim); Brad Guigar (Evil, Inc., Courting Disaster); Steve Hamaker (Bone); Cully Hamner (Red, Red: Eyes Only); Dean Haspiel (The Alcoholic, Act-i-Vate); Jamal Igle (Supergirl, Zatanna); J.G. Jones (Doc Savage, DC Universe Legacies); Barry Kitson (Secret Invasion, Amazing Spider-Man); Laura Martin (New Avengers, Thor); Mark Morales (Fear Itself cover artist); Kevin Nowlan (Wednesday Comics); David Petersen (Mouse Guard); Brandon Peterson (Ultimate Vision, Strange); Craig Rousseau (Marvel Her-Oes); Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo); Walter Simonson (Thor); Jeff Smith (Bone, RASL); Nick Spencer (Morning Glories, Iron Man 2.0); Brian Stelfreeze (Wednesday Comics); Karl Story (DC Universe Legacies); Tim Truman (Conan the Cimmerian); Neil Vokes (Flesh & Blood, Eagle: The Original Adventures); and Thom Zahler (Love and Capes).

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Attending the Baltimore Comic-Con? Show your support online!

Simply change your social network (Facebook, Twitter, blog, etc.) avatar pictures to the “See You in Baltimore!” image and let the world know you’re attending the show!

In coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found at our website, Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace pages.

This year’s Baltimore Comic-Con will be held August 20-21, 2011. Convention hours are Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM and Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM. The ceremony and banquet for the Harvey Awards will be held Saturday night, August 20th.

About The Baltimore Comic-Con

The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 12th year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. With a guest list unequaled in the industry, the Baltimore Comic-Con will be held August 20-21, 2011. For more information, please visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com.

About The Harvey Awards
The Harvey Awards are one of the comic book industry’s oldest and most respected awards. With a history of over 20 years, the last 6 in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con, the Harveys recognize outstanding achievements in over 20 categories. They are the only industry awards nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals. For more information, please visit www.harveyawards.org.

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VIP Packages and Tickets for the Baltimore Comic-Con Now on Sale!

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VIP Packages and Tickets for the Baltimore Comic-Con Now On Sale!
 

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – June 22, 2011 – It’s official! VIP Packages and tickets are now on sale for the 12thAnnual Baltimore Comic-Con, taking place August 20-21, 2011. Online ticket sales began Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at noon for the Stan Lee VIP Packages, along with one-day and two-day passes.

The Stan Lee VIP Package will include:

  • Two-Day Admission to the show with exclusive admission to the show floor 30 minutes early on both days
  • “Fast Stan” line to get:
  • a Stan Lee Autograph (included)
  • a Professional photo-op which includes an 8×10 photo with Stan (included)
  • An Exclusive Stan Lee VIP Badge and Lanyard
  • Preferred seating at Stan’s Panel on Sunday
  • Exclusive commemorative items which will be announced closer to the show
  • Express access for any additional autographs or photograph with Stan, which you may purchase separately

VIP Packages are priced at $195.00 and are strictly limited to ONLY 400!

“There is no better way to experience this year’s Baltimore Comic-Con than with the Stan Lee VIP Package,” said Marc Nathan, show promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. “The chance to meet a living legend in the comic industry is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that you won’t want to pass up!”

Tickets to the show will also be available for purchase at the following prices:

  • Two-Day Admission: $30.00
  • Saturday Admission (8/20): $20.00
  • Sunday Admission (8/21): $15.00

VIP Packages and admission tickets, as well as tickets for photographs and autographs with Stan Lee, can be purchased online by visiting baltimorecomiccon.com/tickets/.

Confirmed guests for this year’s Baltimore Comic-Con include: Guest of Honor, Stan “The Man” Lee; Jason Aaron (Scalped, PunisherMAX); Charlie Adlard (The Walking Dead); Nick Cardy (Aquaman, Teen Titans); Greg Capullo (Spawn, Batman); Cliff Chiang (Greendale); Frank Cho (50 Girl 50, X-Men: Schism, New Ultimates); Todd Dezago (Super Hero Squad, The Perhapanauts); David Finch (Brightest Day, Batman: The Dark Knight); Ron Frenz (Spider-Girl); Jose-Luis Garcia-Lopez (Wednesday Comics, Batman Confidential); Michael Golden (creator of Bucky O’Hare); Mike Grell (Action Comics, The Pilgrim); Brad Guigar (Evil, Inc., Courting Disaster); Steve Hamaker (Bone); Cully Hamner (Red, Red: Eyes Only); (Dean Haspiel (The Alcoholic, Act-i-Vate); Jamal Igle (Supergirl, Zatanna); J.G. Jones (Doc Savage, DC Universe Legacies); Barry Kitson (Secret Invasion, Amazing Spider-Man); Laura Martin (New Avengers, Thor); Mark Morales (Fear Itself cover artist); Kevin Nowlan (Wednesday Comics); David Petersen (Mouse Guard); Brandon Peterson (Ultimate Vision, Strange); Craig Rousseau (Marvel Her-Oes); Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo); Walter Simonson (Thor); Jeff Smith (Bone, RASL); Nick Spencer (Morning Glories, Iron Man 2.0); Brian Stelfreeze (Wednesday Comics); Karl Story (DC Universe Legacies); Tim Truman (Conan the Cimmerian); Neil Vokes (Flesh & Blood, Eagle: The Original Adventures); and Thom Zahler (Love and Capes).

In coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found at our website, Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace pages.

This year’s Baltimore Comic-Con will be held August 20-21, 2011. Convention hours are Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM and Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM. The ceremony and banquet for the Harvey Awards will be held Saturday night, August 20th.

About The Baltimore Comic-Con

The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 12th year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. With a guest list unequaled in the industry, the Baltimore Comic-Con will be held August 20-21, 2011. For more information, please visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com.

About The Harvey Awards
The Harvey Awards are one of the comic book industry’s oldest and most respected awards. With a history of over 20 years, the last 6 in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con, the Harveys recognize outstanding achievements in over 20 categories. They are the only industry awards nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals. For more information, please visit www.harveyawards.org.

Baltimore Comic-Con Welcomes Batman #1 Artist, Greg Capullo

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Baltimore Comic-Con Welcomes Batman #1 Artist, Greg Capullo
 

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – June 10, 2011 – The Baltimore Comic-Con is happy to announce the addition of super-star artist, Greg Capullo, to the line-up of creators attending this year’s show. The show, taking place on August 20-21, 2011, will be held at the Baltimore Convention Center in downtown Baltimore.Capullo Batman CoverGreg Capullo began his mainstream comic career in the early ’90s, working on the Marvel titles Quasar, X-Force, and What If? In 1993, he left Marvel for the Image Comics series’ Spawn, where he took over regular art duties with issue #26.

Over the course of his career, Capullo has provided covers and interior art for such Image titles as Spawn, Angela, The Creech and Haunt. In addition, his art as graced album covers for Korn and Disturbed. In 2007, his artwork was collected in the hard cover book, The Art of Greg Capullo, published by Image Comics.

“We’re thrilled to have such a talented and prolific artist join the pool of talent already attending this year’s show,” said Marc Nathan, show promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. “Greg’s previous work on Spawn and his work on Haunt were really well-received, so it’s a real treat for our fans to have him on board.”

Capullo was most recently announced as series artist on the DCnU Batman title which begins in September, when DC Comics will relaunch its entire line of superhero titles in the wake of their “Flashpoint” event.

“I was born to do Batman,” said Capullo.  “My mother has a drawing of Batman & Robin that I did when I was four years old. I’m finally fulfilling my destiny.”

Confirmed guests for this year’s Baltimore Comic-Con include: Guest of Honor, Stan “The Man” Lee; Jason Aaron (Scalped, PunisherMAX); Charlie Adlard (The Walking Dead); Nick Cardy (Aquaman, Teen Titans); Cliff Chiang (Greendale); Frank Cho (50 Girl 50, X-Men: Schism, New Ultimates); Todd Dezago (Super Hero Squad, The Perhapanauts); David Finch (Brightest Day, Batman: The Dark Knight); Ron Frenz (Spider-Girl); Jose-Luis Garcia-Lopez (Wednesday Comics, Batman Confidential); Michael Golden (creator of Bucky O’Hare); Mike Grell (Action Comics, The Pilgrim); Brad Guigar (Evil, Inc., Courting Disaster); Steve Hamaker (Bone); Cully Hamner (Red, Red: Eyes Only); (Dean Haspiel (The Alcoholic, Act-i-Vate); Jamal Igle (Supergirl, Zatanna); J.G. Jones (Doc Savage, DC Universe Legacies); Barry Kitson (Secret Invasion, Amazing Spider-Man); Laura Martin (New Avengers, Thor); Mark Morales (Fear Itself cover artist); Kevin Nowlan (Wednesday Comics); David Petersen (Mouse Guard); Brandon Peterson (Ultimate Vision, Strange); Craig Rousseau (Marvel Her-Oes); Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo); Walter Simonson (Thor); Jeff Smith (Bone, RASL); Nick Spencer (Morning Glories, Iron Man 2.0); Brian Stelfreeze (Wednesday Comics); Karl Story (DC Universe Legacies); Tim Truman (Conan the Cimmerian); Neil Vokes (Flesh & Blood, Eagle: The Original Adventures); and Thom Zahler (Love and Capes).

In coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found at our website, Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace pages.

This year’s Baltimore Comic-Con will be held August 20-21, 2011. Convention hours are Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM and Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM. The ceremony and banquet for the Harvey Awards will be held Saturday night, August 20th.

Contact Information

Please use the following e-mail addresses to contact the Baltimore Comic-Con:

press@baltimorecomiccon.com – for any general press inquiries or to be added to our PR distribution

promoter@baltimorecomiccon.com – for requesting exhibitor, publisher, and Artist Alley applications

registrar@baltimorecomiccon.com – for inquiries about submitted registrations

harveys@baltimorecomiccon.com – for communications regarding the Harvey Awards ceremony and banquet

general@baltimorecomiccon.com – for general Baltimore Comic-Con inquiries

About The Baltimore Comic-Con

The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 12th year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. With a guest list unequaled in the industry, the Baltimore Comic-Con will be held August 20-21, 2011. For more information, please visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com.

About The Harvey Awards
The Harvey Awards are one of the comic book industry’s oldest and most respected awards. With a history of over 20 years, the last 6 in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con, the Harveys recognize outstanding achievements in over 20 categories. They are the only industry awards nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals. For more information, please visit www.harveyawards.org.

$5,000 Worth of Comics Stolen

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The Baltimore County Police Department has reported that $5,000 worth of comic books were stolen some time in May.  A Pikesville resident reported to the police that the comics were stolen from a storage locker in that time frame.

The theft was reported June 4 and the collection contained Marvel, Dell and DC comics.

Paul Hornschemeier at Big Planet Comics

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This past week artist and writer Paul Hornschemeier was at Big Planet Comics in Bethesda, MD for a signing.  The sparsely attended event provided ample opportunity to chat with him.  Hornschemeier was very friendly and funny, and clearly appreciative of his fans and enjoying what he’s doing.   This is definitely someone to sit down and shoot the shit with if you get a chance.

Paul also agreed to an upcoming interview which I’ll do once I finish reading some of his books including Life with Mr. Dangerous, The Three Paradoxes and Mother, Come Home.

A shout out has to go to Greg and the Big Planet crew, the premier comic book shop in Washington, DC.  As well as Eden over at ComicsGirl.com.

Paul Hornschemeier

Baltimore Comic-Con Adds Hot Talent to the Summer Heat

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Baltimore Comic-Con Adds Hot Talent to the Summer Heat

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – May 23, 2011 – The Baltimore Comic-Con has just added a slew of fan-favorite creators to the growing list of talent for this year’s show. Cully Hamner, Craig Rousseau, Todd Dezago, Brian Stelfreeze, and Karl Story will all be in attendance when the show rolls into Baltimore on August 20-21, 2011.

Cully Hamner, one of the original members of Gaijin Studios, has worked professionally in the comics industry for the last 20 years. His writing and art has been featured in books from DC Comics, Vertigo, Marvel Comics, Image, and many more. Red_01 by Cully Hamner.jpgThe artist behind Wildstorm’s Red, which was adapted as a feature film in 2010 by Summit Entertainment, Hamner recently finished writing and illustrating the prequel to the mini-series, called Eyes Only, which hit stores in December of 2010.

Craig Rousseau broke into comics in the early-’90s, providing art for DC Comics’ Impulse. After a 22-issue run, Rousseau went on to become the semi-regular artist on Batman Beyond and Harley Quinn. In 2005, along with writer Todd Dezago, Rousseau co-created the series The Perhapanauts, which debuted at Dark Horse Comics. Rousseau most recently worked on Marvel Comics’ Marvel Her-Oes, which showcased the women of the Marvel Universe, as well as Captain America & the Korvac Saga, a reimagining of the original 1978 classic.

Writer Todd Dezago, whose body of work includes The Sensational Spider-Man and Tellos (with the late Mike Wieringo), is the co-creator of Young Justice from DC Comics and The Perhapanauts from Dark Horse/Image. In 2010, Dezago took over writing duties for Super Hero Squad, an all-ages title from Marvel, and recently finished up Super Hero Squad Spectacular #1. He is currently working on the motion comic versions of his own Tellos and Perhapanauts, as well as an all-new title, Katie Greaven and the Engine-Men, with artist Bret Blevins for MotionWorks Entertainment.

Brian Stelfreeze, who was also a founding member of Gaijin Studios, is the current art director of 12 Gauge Comics. An accomplished painter, penciller, inker and colorist, Stelfreeze’s art graced more than 50 covers for DC Comics’ Shadow of the Bat.  He most recently worked on the Demon/Catwoman feature for DC’s Wednesday Comics, which was written by previously-announced guest, Walter Simonson.

Karl Story, yet another founding member of Gaijin Studios, is an inker whose work has added depth and shadow to such titles as Nightwing, Batman, Aliens versus Predator, X-Men, Terra Obscura, Tom Strong, Ocean, The American Way, and Midnighter. Most recently, Story worked on the DC Comics’ mini-series, DC Universe Legacies.

“Gaijin was such an influential studio throughout the ’90s and 2000s. With Cully [Hamner], Brian [Stelfreeze], Karl [Story] and Laura [Martin] on board for this year’s show, we’ve got the core group of creators that helped propel so many careers,” said Marc Nathan, show promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. “Also, the addition of Todd Dezago and Craig Rousseau to our growing roster adds such talent to the fan-favorite creators already attending the show.”

In addition to Hamner, Rousseau, Dezago, Stelfreeze and Story, confirmed guests for the show including: Jason Aaron (Scalped, PunisherMAX); Charlie Adlard (The Walking Dead); Nick Cardy (Aquaman, Teen Titans); Cliff Chiang (Greendale); Frank Cho (50 Girl 50, X-Men: Schism, New Ultimates); David Finch (Brightest Day, Batman: The Dark Knight); Ron Frenz (Spider-Girl); Jose-Luis Garcia-Lopez (Wednesday Comics, Batman Confidential); Michael Golden (creator of Bucky O’Hare); Mike Grell (Action Comics, The Pilgrim); Brad Guigar (Evil, Inc., Courting Disaster); Steve Hamaker (Bone); Dean Haspiel (The Alcoholic, Act-i-Vate); Jamal Igle (Supergirl, Zatanna); J.G. Jones (Doc Savage, DC Universe Legacies); Barry Kitson (Secret Invasion, Amazing Spider-Man); Laura Martin (New Avengers, Thor); Mark Morales (Fear Itself cover artist); Kevin Nowlan (Wednesday Comics); David Petersen (Mouse Guard); Brandon Peterson (Ultimate Vision, Strange); Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo); Walter Simonson (Thor); Jeff Smith (Bone, RASL); Nick Spencer (Morning Glories, Iron Man 2.0); Tim Truman (Conan the Cimmerian); Neil Vokes (Flesh & Blood, Eagle: The Original Adventures); and Thom Zahler (Love and Capes).

In coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found at our website, Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace pages.

This year’s Baltimore Comic-Con will be held August 20-21, 2011. Convention hours are Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM and Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM. The ceremony and banquet for the Harvey Awards will be held Saturday night, August 21st.
About The Baltimore Comic-Con
The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 12th year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. With a guest list unequaled in the industry, the Baltimore Comic-Con will be held August 20-21, 2011. For more information, please visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com.

About The Harvey Awards
The Harvey Awards are one of the comic book industry’s oldest and most respected awards. With a history of over 20 years, the last 6 in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con, the Harveys recognize outstanding achievements in over 20 categories. They are the only industry awards nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals. For more information, please visit www.harveyawards.org.

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