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Titan’s Hard Case Crime Comics Debut at New York Comic Con 2016

Titan Comics has announces that writer Christa Faust, Triggerman co-writer Matz and Hard Case Crime founder Charles Ardai will be unveiling Titan’s new Hard Case Crime comics at New York Comic-Con this October 6 – 9!

Hard Case Crime is the leading publisher of hardboiled crime novels, publishing the giants in the genre: Stephen King, Michael Crichton, Lawrence Block, Mickey Spillane, Ed McBain, Donald E. Westlake, James M. Cain and Max Allan Collins, whose best-selling Quarry series was adapted for TV by Cinemax in September to rave reviews.

An all-new line of crime comics, Titan’s Hard Case Crime kicks off with Peepland – a punky semi-autobiographical 80s neo-noir – from writers Christa Faust, Gary Phillips and artist Andrea Camerini, and Triggerman – an operatic Prohibition era epic – from visionary director of The WarriorsWalter Hill and co-writer Matz, with art from trusted collaborator Jef.

These two comics launching Titan’s Hard Case Crime line will exclusively debut at NYCC with special never-before-released variant covers by Fay Dalton – only available to purchase at the show at Titan booth #2142.

As part of this special NYCC appearance, Peepland writer Christa Faust, Hard Case Crime editor Charles Ardai and Triggerman co-writer Matz will be speaking at an unmissable Livestream interview from 3:15PM on Friday 7 October (at the NYCC Livestream stage), taking attendees exclusively behind-the-scenes of the new series and revealing hot new scoops on the future of the line.

But that’s not all! Attendees will also have the unique opportunity to meet Christa Faust, Matz and Charles Ardai at a special Hard Case Crime signing at 2:30PM at Titan booth #2142 on Saturday 8 October.

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Justice League Dark Gets a First Look at New York Comic Con

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is unveiling the next DC Universe Original Movie exclusively at New York Comic Con. Justice League Dark actors and filmmakers take the Main Stage of the Javits Center on Saturday, October 8 at 4:45pm.

The spotlight panel will include the first official film footage from the all-new animated Justice League Dark, and an enthralling discussion led actors Matt Ryan and Jason O’Mara alongside the filmmaking trio of producer James Tucker, director Jay Oliva and character designer Phil Bourassa.

Justice League Dark introduces Constantine (voiced by Matt Ryan) to the DCU animated realm, as well as his pals Zatanna, Deadman and Swamp Thing fighting alongside Batman (Jason O’Mara).

Produced by DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, Justice League Dark arrives from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-ray/DVD/Digital HD in early 2017.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will open its weekend festivities with the World Premiere of Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders. The full-length animated Batman feature film will screen on Thursday, October 6 at 5:30pm on the Main Stage at New York Comic Con, followed by an entertaining panel discussion amongst Adam West (Batman), director Rick Morales and screenwriters Michael Jelenic and James Tucker. Tucker and Jelenic also serve as Supervising Producer and Producer, respectively, on the film. Warner Bros. Animation President and the film’s Executive Producer Sam Register will moderate the panel.

Fans unable to attend New York Comic Con have several opportunities to see Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders – first in Fathom Events screenings on Monday, October 10. The film will be available to own on Digital HD on October 11, and the Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD street on November 1.

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Dark Horse Announces New York Comic Con 2016 Programming Schedule

Dark Horse 30 YearsNew York Comic Con 2016 is upon us taking place October 6 to 9th, and Dark Horse Comics is delivering a full slate of signings from your favorite creators! You can find them at booth #1636.

SIGNING SCHEDULE

All creators signing in their booth offer their autographs for FREE. FREE prints, comics, or posters are provided for most of their signings (while supplies last). You may purchase or bring items to be signed; however, they may restrict the type or number of items to be signed as necessary.

Some signings require a wristband for entry, as noted on the schedule. Drawings for wristbands for these events will begin at show opening the day before and day of each signing. Come to the Dark Horse booth early for the best chance to join these events.

Lines may also be closed for some signings due to crowding or time restrictions.

Dark Horse will have two signing stages. One features art by Mike Mignola for Hellboy; the other showcases The Legend of Zelda with art from the upcoming The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts. The location of each signing is indicated by the following abbreviations:

HB = Hellboy Signing Stage  LZ = The Legend of Zelda Signing Stage

All events are subject to change. Some restrictions apply. Please see Dark Horse Comics staff if you have questions.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6

11:00 a.m.–11:45 a.m. HB CHIMICHANGA #1 NYCC EXCLUSIVE: Stephanie Buscema

12:00 p.m.–12:45 p.m. LZ CREEPY: Dan Braun

1:00 p.m.–1:45 p.m. HB HALO: TALES FROM SLIPSPACE: Frank O’Connor, Tyler Jeffers, Jon Goff, Marco Rudy, John Jackson Miller

2:00 p.m.–2:45 p.m. HB TREE MAIL: Brian Smith

2:00 p.m.–2:45 p.m. LZ SEMIAUTOMAGIC, ARCHIE VS. PREDATOR, GRINDHOUSE, SMOKE/ASHES: Alex de Campi

3:00 p.m.–3:45 p.m. HB MASS EFFECT: Mac Walters

3:00 p.m.–3:45 p.m. LZ LEAVING MEGALOPOLIS: Jim Calafiore

4:00 p.m.–4:45 p.m. HB THE SECRET LOVES OF GEEK GIRLS: Hope Nicholson, Adrienne Kress, Fionna Adams

4:00 p.m.–4:45 p.m. LZ THE SECRET LOVES OF GEEK GIRLS: Megan Lavey-Heaton, Kristen Gudsnuk, Tini Howard

5:00 p.m.–5:45 p.m. HB BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: Rebekah Isaacs

5:00 p.m.–5:45 p.m. LZ CRYPTOCRACY: Van Jensen

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7

11:00 a.m.–11:45 a.m. HB BUFFY: THE HIGH SCHOOL YEARS, MISFITS OF AVALON: Kel McDonald

11:00 a.m.–11:45 a.m. LZ ALABASTER: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE BIRD, SPACE-MULLET!, THE GHOST FLEET: Daniel Warren Johnson

12:00 p.m.–12:45 p.m. HB HELLBOY: INTO THE SILENT SEA: Gary Gianni

12:00 p.m.–12:45 p.m. LZ ABE SAPIEN: Max Fiumara

1:00 p.m.–1:45 p.m. HB ALEISTER & ADOLF: Douglas Rushkoff

1:00 p.m.–1:45 p.m. LZ THE FIFTH BEATLE: THE BRIAN EPSTEIN STORY: Vivek J. Tiwary

2:00 p.m.–2:45 p.m. HB THE BATTLES OF BRIDGET LEE, NANJING: THE BURNING CITY: Ethan Young

2:00 p.m.–2:45 p.m. LZ TARZAN ON THE PLANET OF THE APES: David Walker

3:00 p.m.–3:45 p.m. HB THE SHAOLIN COWBOY, THE BIG GUY AND RUSTY THE BOY ROBOT: Geof Darrow

3:00 p.m.–3:45 p.m. LZ APOCALYPTIGIRL: Andrew MacLean

4:00 p.m.–4:45 p.m. HB FIGHT CLUB 2, B.P.R.D. HELL ON EARTH, SIN TITULO: Cameron Stewart
FIGHT CLUB 2, KABUKI: David Mack

4:00 p.m.–4:45 p.m. LZ ASTRID, ALENA, THE COMPLETE LOVE HURTS: Kim W. Andersson

5:00 p.m.–5:45 p.m. HB THE MASSIVE, THE MASSIVE: NINTH WAVE: Brian Wood, Garry Brown

5:00 p.m.–5:45 p.m. LZ PROMETHEUS: LIFE AND DEATH, REBELS: Andrea Mutti

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8

11:00 a.m.–11:45 a.m. HB ASTRID, ALENA, THE COMPLETE LOVE HURTS: Kim W. Andersson

11:00 a.m.–11:45 a.m. LZ NEIL GAIMAN’S TROLL BRIDGE: Colleen Doran

12:00 p.m.–12:45 p.m. LZ HOUSE OF PENANCE, LIGHT BRIGADE, THE MIGHTY: Peter Tomasi

1:00 p.m.–2:45 p.m. HB SIN CITY: THE HARD GOODBYE CURATOR’S COLLECTION: Frank Miller (WRISTBAND REQUIRED)
*LIMIT ONE PRINT PER PERSON
*OTHER RESTRICTIONS APPLY—SEE STAFF FOR INFO

3:00 p.m.–3:45 p.m. HB CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III: Larry Hama

3:00 p.m.–3:45 p.m. LZ BUFFY: THE HIGH SCHOOL YEARS, MISFITS OF AVALON: Kel McDonald

4:00 p.m.–4:45 p.m. HB THE FIFTH BEATLE: THE BRIAN EPSTEIN STORY: Vivek J. Tiwary

4:00 p.m.–4:45 p.m. LZ PROJECT TBA, LARA CROFT AND THE FROZEN OMEN, DEEP GRAVITY: Corinna Bechko

5:00 p.m.–5:45 p.m. HB BRIGGS LAND, REBELS: Brian Wood, Andrea Mutti
ALIENS: DEFIANCE: Brian Wood, Tristan Jones
PROMETHEUS: LIFE AND DEATH: Andrea Mutti

5:00 p.m.–5:45 p.m. LZ PROJECT TBA: Evan Dorkin, Sarah Dyer

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9

11:00 a.m.–11:45 a.m. HB SOUPY LEAVES HOME: Jose Pimienta

11:00 a.m.–11:45 a.m. LZ CHIMICHANGA #1 NYCC EXCLUSIVE: Stephanie Buscema

12:00 p.m.–12:45 p.m. HB HENCHGIRL: Kristen Gudsnuk

12:00 p.m.–12:45 p.m. LZ TOMB RAIDER: Phillip Sevy

1:00 p.m.–1:45 p.m. HB ITTY BITTY HELLBOY, AW YEAH COMICS!, GRIMMISS ISLAND: Art Baltazar, Franco

1:00 p.m.–1:45 p.m. LZ MYSTERY GIRL: Alberto J. Alburquerque

2:00 p.m.–2:45 p.m. HB KINGSWAY WEST: Greg Pak

2:00 p.m.–2:45 p.m. LZ TREE MAIL: Brian Smith

DARK HORSE PANEL SCHEDULE

Check out the panels below, brought to you by Dark Horse Comics and friends! You can head online for more panels featuring Dark Horse creators and guidelines for attending panels.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. DARK HORSE COMICS AND WARGAMING PRESENT: THE TRADITION OF MILITARY COMIC BOOKS PAST AND PRESENT (Room 1A21)

War stories have long been a tradition in comic books. From their birth during WWII to the late 1980s with military stories like G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, they have continually evolved. War comics switched perspective to the men deep in the conflict in War Stories and the new series World of Tanks: Roll Out. Join the expert panel of war comic scribes Garth Ennis (World of Tanks: Roll Out), Larry Hama (G.I. Joe), and Ethan Young (Nanjing: The Burning City) to explore the war comics tradition.

4:15 p.m.–5:15 p.m. ASIAN AMERICAN COMICS AND CULTURE (Room 1A05)

For years, Asian comics creators have been doing incredible work furthering the medium of sequential art. With Eisner Award–winning storytelling and phenomenal artistic expression, Asian-Pacific Americans have begun a movement within the comic business. Join Greg Pak (Kingsway West), Ethan Young (Nanjing: The Burning City), and Vivek Tiwary (The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story) for a fascinating conversation on embracing Asian culture in comics, moderated by YouTube personality Shyaporn Theerakulstit.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8

5:15 p.m.–6:15 p.m. DARK HORSE CLASSIFIED FEATURING AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER (Room 1A18)

The can’t-miss Dark Horse panel of NYCC 2016! Join Dark Horse for the first word on Avatar news and announcements—and even a surprise or two!

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9

3:45 p.m.–4:45 p.m. THE SECRET LOVES OF GEEK GIRLS: LIVE (Room 1A24)

Join editor Hope Nicholson and an all-star lineup of female writers and illustrators, including Adrienne Kress, Fionna Adams, Kristen Gudsnuk, Meaghan Carter, Megan Lavey-Heaton, and Tini Howard, to discuss their Kickstarter sensation! The Secret Loves of Geek Girls is a nonfiction anthology mixing prose, comics, and illustrated stories on the lives and loves of an amazing cast of female creators. Featuring work by some of the most prominent women in the industry, The Secret Loves of Geek Girls is a compilation of tales told from both sides of the tables: from the fans who love video games, comics, and sci-fi to those that work behind the scenes as creators and industry insiders.

NYCC 2016: BOOM! Teases Delilah S. Dawson and Ashley A. Woods Project

In their run up to New York Comic Con 2016, BOOM! Studios is excited to tease an upcoming original project with novelist Delilah S. Dawson and artist Ashley A. Woods, coming in January!

Check out the teaser below, featuring a peek at the cover art by Elsa Charretier.

Delilah S. Dawson is an established author, having recently written Star Wars: The Perfect Weapon, a tie-in title in the Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens series. Under the pseudonym Lila Bowen, she is also known for Wake of Vultures, which is the first volume in “The Shadow” series about a reluctant, dynamic heroine in the Wild West who soon finds herself on the run from monsters. Her YA book, HIT, is about a teen who is forced to become an assassin in order to pay back a debt.

Ashley A. Woods is known for Niobe: She is Life with writers Amandla Stenberg (“The Hunger Games”) and Sebastian A. Jones, about a young, black warrior woman on a journey of self-discovery, as well as work on Erathune and APB: Artists Against Police Brutality. She is also working on a short story for Past the Last Mountain by Paul Allor (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles).

BOOM! will be revealing more information about the new project after New York Comic Con.

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NYCC 2016: BOOM! Announces Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Giants and Exclusives

BOOM! Studios will be making ten announcements on the way to this year’s New York Comic Con. Up first, the publisher has revealed that Archaia will be launching the limited series Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Giants in December.

Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Giants is the follow-up to Archaia’s Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Witches and Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Dragons.

The limited series is a collection of mythic tales of when giants roamed the Earth, inspired by folklore from around the world and told in the spirit of Jim Henson’s beloved television series.

In this first issue, rising newcomer Conor Nolan reimagines the “The Peach’s Son,” a Japanese tale of a giant who was raised by humans but never accepted by them.

When a nearby village is overrun with evil beings, the giant will take a chance to be a hero and prove himself to be part of the community he calls home.

Upcoming issues will include stories by Brandon Dayton, Jared Cullum, and Feifei Ruan.

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BOOM! Studios will have four exclusives available for sale at its booth, #1828, at New York Comic Con.

The Backstagers #1

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Rian Sygh
Cover artist: Michael Dialynas
Price: $10.00

Our continuing theme of paying homage to classic musicals on the covers to The Backstagers continues with this tribute to Audrey II from “Little Shop of Horrors,” rendered by The Woods artist, Michael Dialynas.

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Lumberjanes #29

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Rian Sygh
Cover artist: Natacha Bustos
Price: $10.00

“Hamilton” is the hottest Broadway show to hit New York City, appropriate for resident Lumberjane Ripley to pay the musical a visit, as illustrated by Moongirl and Devil Dinosaur artist, Natacha Bustos.

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Kong of Skull Island #1 NYCC Exclusive

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: James Asmus
Artist: Carlos Magno
Cover artist: Adam Hughes
Price: $10.00

Superstar cover artist Adam Hughes (Wonder WomanBetty and Veronica) pays homage to the most famous ape of all time in this visceral image.

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Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2016 Annual NYCC Exclusive

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writers: Kyle Higgins, Ross Thibodeaux, Marguerite Bennett, Trey Moore, James Kochalka, Jorge Corona
Artists: Rod Reis, Rob Guillory, Huang Danlan, Terry Moore, James Kochalka, Jorge Corona
Cover artist: Felipe Smith
Price: $20.00

The fourth and final part to Felipe Smith’s (Ghost Rider) connecting covers is a New York Comic Con exclusive for the MMPR Annual! The previous three covers appeared on the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #0 WonderCon exclusive, the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #1 Emerald City Comicon exclusive, and the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Pink #1 San Diego Comic-Con exclusive.

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Here is what Felipe’s covers look like all connected:

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Valiant Teams with Keep A Breast to Raise Awareness and Money

Valiant Entertainment and The Keep A Breast Foundation are teaming up with a new ongoing partnership dedicated to furthering the California-based non-profit’s ongoing mission with new initiatives in educational publishing, fundraising merchandise, convention and exhibitions outreach around the world, and much more.

Valiant’s own leading super-heroine, Faith, who will make her debut as Keep A Breast’s official “comics ambassador” at New York Comic Con 2016. Faith will then subsequently be utilized throughout a number of Keep A Breast promotional endeavors globally in 2016 and beyond. Keep A Breast is a global youth-based breast cancer prevention organization.

Additionally, Valiant and Keep A Breast’s joint mission to promote breast health and cancer prevention across all facets of comics fandom and culture will continue with special fundraising endeavors throughout New York Comic Con 2016. From Thursday, October 6th through Sunday, October 9th, Valiant’s Faith will appear on two limited-edition collectibles, specially produced to benefit Keep A Breast and available exclusively at the publisher’s NYCC booth #1635:

FAITH #3 KEEP A BREAST #CHECKYOURSELFIE VARIANT ($10)

Faith, X-O Manowar, Livewire, Ninjak, and many more of the Valiant Universe’s greatest heroes unite to promote Keep A Breast’s #CHECKYOURSELFIE social media campaign – a hugely successful promotion embodied by placing three fingers to their breast, symbolizing an individual’s monthly commitment to selfcheck.

Artwork by Diego Bernard.

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FAITH/KEEP A BREAST BUTTON BADGE ($1)

Support Keep A Breast one dollar at a time by purchasing a collectible Faith button badge, as Valiant’s leading heroine demonstrates #CHECKYOURSELFIE for the world!

Artwork by Diego Bernard.

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Additionally, Keep A Breast Founder & CCO Shaney jo Darden will appear at the Valiant: Spotlight on Faith panel presentation on Thursday, October 7th at 6:45 pm in Room 1A05 to further detail plans for the newly minted partnership, alongside Faith writer Jody Houser, comics legend Louise Simonson, multiple Harvey Award nominee Rafer Roberts, and Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani.

Future collaborations between Keep A Breast and Valiant will include specially designed Faith comics content promoting breast health and cancer prevention, an array of co-branded Faith/Keep A Breast merchandise, and, most notably, Valiant-sponsored Keep A Breast programming at more than 50 live events and comic book conventions nationwide – furthering Keep A Breast’s noted and longstanding mission to empower young people around the world with breast health education and support.


Over a decade ago, Keep A Breast’s founders, then involved in their own arts organization, rallied to support a friend with breast cancer. They developed an idea to express the female experience of breast cancer by reimagining the traditional canvas as a participatory sculpture. After some experimentation and partnerships with the right people, they developed and tested a technique for capturing the female bust in a plaster. The result was a white cast that was then customized by artists, such as Shepard Fairey, Mike Giant, Dalek and many more. The success of these breast casts as conversation starters, awareness builders and fundraising tools ultimately led them to what is now the non-profit The Keep A Breast Foundation.

Their mission is simple: equip young people with breast health education early on in their lives. They do that by talking to them face-to-face about breast cancer in their own voice and on their own turf. As the latest promotional affiliates dedicated to enabling Keep A Breast’s vital mission, Valiant joins a long list of individuals and organizations past and present that also includes 100% Pure, bareMinerals, Harveys, Pacifica, preen.me, Spy Optics, Stance, and the Vans Warped Tour, as well as musicians Blink 182, Devo, Foo Fighters, Katy Perry, Iggy Pop, Sonic Youth, and dozens more.

Valiant’s 2016 Convention Tour Expands to 8 More Conventions

Valiant has announced additional dates for the Valiant 2016 Convention Tour – a months-long, nationwide celebration coming soon to a town near you! Continuing at Toronto’s Fan Expo Canada, Valiant’s one-of-a-kind convention set-up is getting ready to roll into Baltimore; Portland; New York City; San Antonio; and more:

Thursday, September 1st – Sunday, September 4th
Fan Expo Canada

Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Toronto, CA

Friday, September 2nd – Sunday, September 4th
Baltimore Comic-Con 2016

Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, MD

Saturday, September 10th – Sunday, September 11th
Rose City Comic Con

Oregon Convention Center
Portland, OR

Wednesday, September 14th
GameStop Expo 2016

Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, CA

Saturday, September 17th  – Sunday, September 18th
Buffalo Comicon

Buffalo Niagra Convention Center
Buffalo, NY

Thursday, October 6th – Sunday, October 9th:
New York City Comic-Con

Jacob Javits Center
New York, NY

Friday, October 28th – Sunday, October 30th
Alamo City Comic Con

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, TX

Friday, November 11th – Sunday, November 13th
NC Comic Con

North Carolina Convention Center
Durham, NC

The year’s industry-leading celebration of your favorite superheroes takes flight in Toronto, CA at Fan Expo Canada 2016! From Thursday, September 1st through Sunday, September 4th, join Valiant at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for a weekend packed with programming, merchandise, and the best-reviewed comics in the industry!

Visit Booth #838 all weekend long to find out why Valiant has captured the nation’s biggest headlines and highest praise – including an unprecedented 50 Harvey Award nominations – with a complete collection of trade paperbacks and hardcovers featuring Valiant’s world-class roster of superheroes and villains! Then stick around for a universe of high-flying merchandise, including t-shirts and collectibles featuring X-O Manowar, Faith, Bloodshot, and more!

Plus: Get the inside scoop on the most celebrated superhero universe in comics on Friday, September 2nd at 3:45 PM in Room #717 with Valiant 101: New Fans Start Here ­– a concise and fun-filled introduction to Valiant’s biggest, most memorable characters! You’ve seen the reviews, you’ve heard the buzz… Now find out why Valiant Entertainment has taken fans and critics by storm as the most acclaimed comic book publisher! Join us here for a one-of-a-kind introduction to the largest and most acclaimed independent superhero universe in comics! From X-O MANOWAR and FAITH to BLOODSHOT REBORN and DIVINITY, get the stories behind Valiant’s biggest heroes and find out where to jump on board right here with an in-depth tutorial that’s perfect for new fans!

Then, peek into the unbelievable stories charging towards your favorite superheroes on Saturday, September 3rd at 11:00 AM in Room #713 for Valiant: The Future of Valiant and Beyond! Valiant Entertainment is the most acclaimed publisher anywhere in comics today… Now, find out what’s next for powerhouse series as the future of Valiant starts here with an exclusive round of news and announcements – only at Fan Expo Canada!

As Valiant continues to skyrocket towards the top of the charts, the road to this year’s most exciting announcements, exclusives, and can’t-miss comics begins right here with one of the biggest shows of the year, only at Fan Expo Canada!

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Around the Tubes

201607100355We’re just a little over a week to go until San Diego Comic-Con and we’re knee deep in plans! While we go about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Around the Tubes

The Beat – RIP Geneviève Castree Elverum – Our thoughts are with her family and friends.

The N Word – Who is Marvel’s Blaxploitation Luke Cage comic even for, exactly? – A very good question and a very good read.

Newsarama – Captain Marvel To Relaunch in 2017 with Bestselling YA Author – Another relaunch! Shocker!

The Beat – Following widespread complaints, NYCC to REOPEN Fan Verification – Not too surprised.

Comichron – Civil War II, DC Rebirth propel $58.6 million June, best month in 20+ years – Some good news.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Talking Comics – Justice League: Rebirth #1

ICv2 – Rebels Vol. 1

Around the Tubes

Captain_America_Steve_Rogers_1_CoverIt was new comic book day yesterday. Anyone hear anything about any of the releases? Sound off in the comments as to what you think of yesterday’s releases?

While you decide on that, check out the comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Around the Tubes

Kotaku – The New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Game Is Best Played With Other People – Does this mean we need to make friends?

The Guardian – Minnesota school’s ban on graphic novel draws free-speech protests – As they should.

The Beat – Producer Charles Roven gets less hands on role in continuing WB/DC film shake-up – Lots of ch-ch-changes!

The Beat – Inside Fan Verification: now you need a cell phone to buy New York Comic Con tickets – Some helpful info.

The Outhousers – Why Blastr’s Think-Piece Decrying the Spoilers of DC Rebirth is Completely Full of !@#$ – A peak behind the curtain and how messed up comic “journalism” is.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Talking Comics – Captain America: Steve Rogers #1

ComicVine – Captain America: Steve Rogers #1

Newsarama – Captain America: Steve Rogers #1

ComicVine – Justice League #50

Newsarama – Justice League #50

The Outhousers – Kim & Kim

iO9 – Scooby Apocalypse #1

New York Comic Con Shakes Up Ticketing Process to Battle Resellers

New York Comic COnIn true superhero fashion, ReedPOP is taking a stand against the live event industry’s greatest supervillains – ticket resellers. Today, the producer of New York Comic Con has announced the introduction of a new Fan Verification process to help limit the amount of resellers and get Tickets into the hands of Fans along with other Ticketing changes. As part of today’s announcement, ReedPOP will also transition the New York Super Week brand to NYCC Presents, representing a shift that will support a broader range of NYCC content throughout Manhattan. New York Comic Con will take place October 6-9, 2016.

The Fan Verification system will launch on Friday, May 20, when Fans will fill out a profile in order to be eligible to purchase Tickets when they go on sale. Fan Verification will close Monday, June 13 and anyone who has not completed a Fan Verification profile will be unable to purchase Tickets. For the first time, purchasing Tickets will only be possible online through the NYCC Ticket website and there will be no retail sales.

Also new this year, ReedPOP will roll New York Super Week into new series, NYCC Presents. This will continue the rapid expansion of New York Comic Con content throughout New York City and under a brand and banner that fans will recognize. NYCC Presents will include a massive array great evening events at multiple locations throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn. Each of these events will require a separate Ticket.

Full details regarding the Fan Verification process and NYCC Show news can be found here and at NewYorkComicCon.com/FanVerification. A snapshot of this new process can be found below.

  • Fan Verification is required for NYCC 2016. Everyone who would like to attend NYCC (whether you are buying Tickets yourself or someone is buying them for you) must fill out a Fan Verification profile.
  • Kids who will be ages 6-12 at the time of NYCC 2016 and will be using a NYCC 2016 Adult Ticket or Sunday Kids Ticket do not need a Fan Verification profile for their NYCC 2016 Ticket.
  • Fan Verification will be open from Friday, May 20 at 12:00 PM EDT to Monday, June 13 at 11:59 PM EDT. Fill out your Fan Verification profile correctly and completely – there’s no need to rush through it.
  • All NYCC 2016 Ticket Types will go on sale at the same time on a first-come, first-served basis. Fan Verification does not guarantee NYCC Tickets.
  • VIP Tickets for NYCC will no longer be made available.
  • NYCC 2016 Tickets will only be sold online. NYCC Tickets will not be on sale at retailers or any events leading up to NYCC 2016.
  • All Fans who filled out a Fan Verification profile will be notified via email 48 hours prior to NYCC Tickets going on sale.
  • The email Fans will receive with the NYCC on-sale date will include a unique link where Fans will have the opportunity to purchase Tickets first-come, first-served when they go on sale. There is a one transaction limit per link.
    If Fans are purchasing Tickets for multiple people, they must be assigned to a person using the name and email address they created their Fan Verification profile with. If Fans are purchasing a Ticket for a kid ages 6-12, they will add their name and age to the Ticket.

These changes have been done with the hope that more Fans will get the opportunity to experience NYCC 2016.

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