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NYCC 2021: Canto #1 Gets an Exclusive Reprint

Before the movie announcement with Will Smith’s Westbrook Studios, before the Clockwork Fairies and the Curse of the Shrouded Man, Canto began as a tiny knight in search of a heart. Now, the dynamic creative duo of writer David M. Booher and artist Drew Zucker have announced a partnership with Whatnot for a special New York Comic Con exclusive 4th printing of Canto #1 from IDW Publishing to celebrate just how far the tiny clockwork knight has come.

In Canto #1, Canto’s adventure begins! Enslaved for generations, Canto’s people once had hearts. Now they have clocks. When slavers damage a little tin girl’s clock beyond repair, Canto must brave his strange and fantastic world to bring back her heart. Can he overcome the dangers that await to save the one he loves?

Seeking to make a positive community driven marketplace, this is Whatnot’s first partnership for a comic exclusive. Originally launched in June 2019, this exclusive 4th printing of Canto #1 is a great homage to the issue that started it all. Three variant covers will be available based on the original first printing cover. Cover A and cover B (a limited variant without title dress) have new colors by Canto colorist Vittorio Astone. Cover C is a limited black and white variant. The exclusives will only be available at NYCC 2021 at the Whatnot booth, as well as on the Whatnot app during the convention while supplies last.

Both David M. Booher and Drew Zucker will be in attendance at New York Comic Con, Oct. 7-10, with exclusive signings at the Whatnot booth #2057, Friday 12:30pm-2:30pm, Saturday 12-2pm, and Sunday 2-4pm.

NYCC 2021: Zenescope Pitch Tank Comes to the Convention

Zenescope

Zenescope Entertainment heading to New York Comic Con which is taking place from October 7-10th at the Jacob K Javits Center. The company will be giving an aspiring writer a chance to be published in an upcoming comic.

Zenescope will be running a “Pitch Tank” Panel on Sunday, October 10th at 11:15am in Room 408. Zenescope will be hearing short horror story pitches for its best-selling comic book series, Grimm Tales of Terror. Those wishing to enter can sign up at Zenescope’s booth (#2901) throughout the weekend. Sign ups are first come, first serve, and participants must be available to attend the panel in-person. The full description of Zenescope’s Pitch Tank found on newyorkcomiccon.com

Zenescope will also be presenting the Zenescope Previews Panel: The Story Behind the Story on Friday, October 8th at 2pm in room A121. Co-founders Ralph Tedesco and Joe Brusha will talk about the inception of Zenescope over 16 years ago and how the company’s current publishing slate pushes back against the stigma that Zenescope only publishes “provocative” content. During this panel attendees will learn about the real Zenescope and why the popular publisher is set to take another leap forward in 2022.

Throughout the weekend at booth #2901, Zenescope will be hosting free signings by creators and artists like Ralph Tedesco, Joe Brusha, Dave Franchini, David Wohl, Elias Chatzoudis and David Nakayama.

Fans can also participate in a scavenger hunt, a cameo comic giveaway and purchase highly sought after collectibles, branded merchandise, and a vast array of comics.

NYCC 2021: Rocketship Blasts into the Convention with Exclusives

Rocketship Entertainment will make its first ever convention appearance at New York Comic Con from October 7-10, 2021 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

The Rocketship Way Station (booth #1629) will be on the main show floor where fans can pick up a variety of graphic novels, games, and merchandise, including the exclusive Let’s Play Volume 1 NYCC Edition featuring Charles and Sam and from the world of The Awkward Yeti, the Lars, Heart, and Brain NYCC enamel pin. For fans who can not attend the convention both items will be available in limited supply on the Rocketship online store beginning on Thursday, October 7th. Creators Leeanne M. Krecic and Nick Seluk will be at the Rocketship booth throughout the weekend for signings, along with scheduled signings with creators M. Victoria Robado (#Blessed) and Thom Zahler (Cupid’s Arrows).

Fans can also be among the first to playtest the upcoming cooperative tabletop game, Brothers Bond, based on the Eisner-nominated comic by Ryan Benjamin and Kevin Grevioux which is coming to Kickstarter later this year.

Brothers Bondis a cooperative game where players assume the roles of four roguish heroes. Yoshi, an exiled prince, Sato and Tanaka, his two blind samurai protectors, and Elki, a feisty thief, set on a dangerous journey to reclaim a kingdom from demonic forces. These heroes attempt to survive within the magical forest they have taken solace in, embarking on quests to better themselves and uncover the secrets of the realm that hunts while encroaching ever closer to their fate—returning to the land that outcast them to right the wrongs of the past.

During the convention anyone who backs or has backed Rocketship’s current Kickstarter, the graphic novel Metaphorical HER by James Maddox, David Stoll, Justin Birch, Ray Nadine, and Stelladia and shows proof of backing at the Rocketship booth will receive an exclusive NYCC Metaphorical HER fridge magnet* (*while supplies last).

Finally, fans will be the first to hear about Rocketship’s fall and winter titles including first looks at Outrage, by Fabian Nicieza (DeadpoolSuburban Dicks) and Reilly Brown (Batman/Fortnite: Zero PointCable & Deadpool), the hit webcomic Faded Away by Miya Wang, and Leeanne M. Krecic’s Let’s Play Volume 3.

In addition, Rocketship will be hosting its first NYCC Panel, Taking off with Rocketship Entertainment!, and Rocketship CEO & publisher Tom Akel will appear on the Kickstarter panel, Kickstarting Comics in 2021 and Beyond.

Taking Off with Rocketship Entertainment!

Saturday, October 9th, 2:00-3:00PM, Room 408
Rocketship Entertainment has quickly become an industry leader in publishing hit webcomics. Hear from CEO & Publisher Tom AkelLeeanne M. Krecic (aka “Mongie”), creator of the Eisner nominated Let’s Play, New York Times bestselling author Nick Seluk (Lars the Awkward YetiHeart & Brain), Victoria Robado (#Blessed), Thom Zahler (Cupid’s ArrowsWarning Label), and Fabian Nicieza and Reilly Brown (Outrage) for a taste of what’s coming to Rocketship in 2022! We’ll talk about the transitions from webcomics to print and back and the challenges for creators looking to find success in both mediums.

Kickstarting Comics in 2021 and Beyond!

Friday, October 8th, 12:45-1:45PM, Room 406.3
In 2020 comics on Kickstarter raised over $20 million and had a 74% success rate! Join Kickstarter’s Director of Publishing and Comics Outreach, Oriana Leckert, Rocketship Entertainment CEO & Publisher, Tom Akel, co-founder of Beehive Books, Maëlle Doliveux, creator Erica Schultz (The Deadliest BouquetForgotten Home), and creator Kwanza Osajyefo (BlackWhite) to discuss best practices, their success and failures, and what’s next for crowd funded comics! Hosted by The Comics Beat Editor-in-Chief Heidi MacDonald.

NYCC 2021: Happy Hill #1 Debuts With an Exclusive Variant

Get ready for vacation. ComixTribe has announced Happy Hill #1, an all-new vacation horror thriller written by acclaimed writer Rich Douek and co-writer and artist Joe Mulvey, with colors by Chris Sotomayor, and letters by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou.

Happy Hill is a posh resort in the Catskill Mountains of New York that promises that its guests will leave truly happy – the only problem being that many of them never leave at all. Wyatt Willows is obsessed with the place, and its connection to The Wudsman – a horned, masked figure that most people think is an urban legend, but who he knows is both real and deadly.

When a child goes missing on the grounds of Happy Hill, the investigation uncovers dark secrets hidden and an unstoppable supernatural menace aiming to make this vacation permanent!

Advanced copies of Happy Hill #1 with a New York Comic Con exclusive variant cover by Joe Mulvey and Chris Sotomayor will be available at Artist Alley table L-4, October 7-10. Happy Hill #1 is scheduled for release January 2022.

NYCC 2021: Source Point Press Reveals Panels and Exclusives

Source Point Press

Source Point Press is gearing up for a massive New York Comic Con 2021 with a weekend full of panels, signings and NYCC exclusive items. Find them at booth #2137.

Source Point Press is hosting three panels during the convention, “Getting Twiztid with Haunted High-Ons: From Music to Comics!” on Thursday, Oct. 7, “Ox Eye’s Next Horizon” on Friday, Oct. 8, and “Putting Butts in Seats: From Wrestling to Comics with Tony Schiavone!” on Sunday, Oct. 10. 

Various creators and entertainment personalities will be available for signings at the Ox Eye Media booth throughout the weekend. Jamie Madrox Spaniolo and Paul Monoxide Methric of Twiztid will be signing on Thursday after their panel between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. Tony Schiavone will be signing on Sunday before the “Putting Butts in Seats” panel. Other creators that will be signing include Garrett Gunn (Warcorns, Goodboy), Dr. Christina Blanch (Damnation of Charlie Wormwood, Broken Gargoyles, Good Boy), Rich Davis (Cult of Dracula) and more. 

Source Point Press NYCC2021 exclusives include variant covers, metal covers, enamel pins, collectible props, coloring books, exclusive prints and more.

On Saturday, Oct.9 at 8 p.m., SPP is hosting a New York Comic Con afterparty at The Liberty, 29 W 35th Street, New York, NY, featuring free admission, raffle prizes, and entertainment from Metropolis Burlesque.

Panel Schedule

Getting Twiztid with Haunted High-Ons: From Music to Comics! – Thursday 10/7 @ 2:00-3:00 

“Join rap/rock icons Jamie Madrox Spaniolo and Paul Monoxide Methric of Twiztid with comic writer Dirk Manning in a discussion about the past, present and future of their Ringo Award Nominated comic series Twiztid Haunted High-Ons from Source Point Press! The panel presentation will be followed by a moderated crowd Q&A and a major announcement! Immediately following the panel Twiztid will participate in a special signing engagement at the Source Point Press booth on the convention floor.”

Ox Eye’s Next Horizon – Friday 10/8 @ 11:15 – 12:15

“There’s nothing Ox Eye Media can’t handle. We’ve brought Rat Queens to the kitchen table, Felix the Cat back to comics, and The Winchester Mystery House into the hands of comic readers worldwide, and that’s just the beginning. With Source Point Press and Deep Water games at the helm, we have so much on the horizon, and we want you to be the first to hear!”

Putting Butts in Seats: From Wrestling to Comics with Tony Schiavone! – Sunday 10/10 @ 2:00 -3:00

“Join legendary professional wrestling announcer Tony Schiavone as he discusses the evolution of his new Source Point Press graphic novel BUTTS IN SEATS: THE TONY SCHIAVONE STORY with team members including comic writer Dirk Manning editor Drena Jo and head of talent relations Mike Dockins. Tony Schiavone will also be participating in a special Team BUTTS IN SEATS signing engagement at the Source Point Press booth on the convention floor, check their schedule for details!”

Signing Schedule

  • Twiztid’s Jamie Madrox Spaniolo and Paul Monoxide Methric – Thursday 10/7 @ 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Josh Werner – Friday 10/8 @ 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Dr. Christina Blanch and Garrett Gunn – Saturday 10/9 @ 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Rich Davis and Chris Campana – Saturday 10/9 @ 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Tony Schiavone – Sunday 10/10 @ 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

NYCC 2021 Exclusives

  • Warcorns Coloring Book, $20 (limited to 300 copies)
  • Winchester Mystery House #1 Variant Cover by Josh Werner + Enamel Pin, $40 (limited to 300 copies)
  • Good Boy #1 Variant Cover by Kit Wallis + 4’x6’ replica metal key card, $40 (limited to 300 sets)
  • Rise of Dracula Ashcan Trade Dress Cover, art by Chris Campana with colors by Ian Chase Nichols, $20 (limited to 666 copies)
  • Rise of Dracula Ashcan Virgin Cover, art by Chris Campana with colors by Ian Chase Nichols, $40 (limited to 200 copies)
  • Unborn #1 Virgin Chromium Cover by Maan House, $40 (limited to 150 copies)
  • Unborn #1 Virgin Metal Cover by Maan House, $80 (limited to 10 copies)
  • Twiztid: Haunted High-Ons; Curse of the Green Book Variant Cover by Robert Hack, $20 (limited to 500 copies)
  • Darling #1 Spirited Away Homage Cover by Alex Monik, $20 (limited to 300 copies)

NYCC 2021: Z2 Comics Reveals Exclusive Prints, Madballs, and More!

Z2 Comics is making noise going into this year’s New York Comic Con and is featuring a slew of items for fans to pick up exclusively at the show! In partnership with American Musical Supply, fans will have a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet some of the biggest names behind Z2’s 2021 publishing lineup and supported by exclusive items available only at the convention, while supplies last!

Available for $30, Z2 will offer exclusive limited edition prints featuring Anthrax and Public Enemy as well as a special NYCC Z2 Comics print from Vasilis Lolos.

 Anthrax and Public Enemy print

Two special CZARFACE exclusive prints from David Mack and Andres Esparza will be available for the same price, and each limited to 200.

Finally, Z2 is proud to offer an additional print featuring art by Chuck D himself, immortalizing his legendary collaboration of “Bring the Noise” with Anthrax, limited to 200 and all only available at booth #3100! All prints will retail on site for $35 each.

Chuck D print

Additionally, Z2 will offer two special vinyl picture discs previously only available as part of super deluxe bundles. Fans can grab Anthrax’s classic 1987 album Among the Living with cover art by JG Jones and featuring Greg Nicotero’s original zombie “Not Man” design, or Dio’s 1983 landmark album Holy Diver, with exclusive art by Becky Cloonan, each retailing for $30.

Finally, Z2 will for the first time offer the Anthrax zombie “Not Man” Madball, as designed by special effects legend Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead), previously only available as part of the strictly limited super deluxe edition of the Anthrax Among the Living graphic novel, in EXTREMELY LIMITED quantities for $25, with a limit of one per customer per day.

Z2’s full NYCC schedule of events is below:
11 am -12 pm: Chris Miskiewicz (Grateful Dead: Origins, This is Where We Fall)
1-2 pm: Mikey Way and Shaun Simon (Electric Century)
3:30 pm: Z2 Comics Presents: The Graphic Album w/Mikey WaySpencer Charnas and more! (Room 1A21)
5-6 pm: Spencer Charnas (Ice Nine Kills: Inked in Blood)
6-7 pm: Seamus “Esoteric” Ryan of CZARFACE, and David Mack
 
12-1 pm: Chuck D of Public Enemy (Apocalypse 91: The Revolution Never Sleeps)
1-2 pm: Seamus “Esoteric” Ryan of CZARFACE
2-3 pm: Joey BelladonnaFrank BelloCharlie BenanteJon Donais, and Scott Ian of Anthrax
3:30 pm: Z2 Comics Presents: Bring the Noise w/Chuck D and Anthrax (Room 1A21)
6pm: Chuck D & Anthrax

NYCC 2021: Z2 Comics Announces Signings and Events

Z2 Comics

Z2 Comics is heading to New York Comic-Con 2021 to debut and announce future projects throughout the weekend! In partnership with American Music Supply, fans will have a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet some of the biggest names behind Z2’s 2021 publishing slate including a special appearance by originators of rap and rock’s crossover, Chuck D of Public Enemy and all five members of Anthrax!

First up on Friday at 1-2 pm, My Chemical Romance and Electric Century’s Mikey Way will sign advance copies of his upcoming graphic album Electric Century with co-writer Shaun Simon!

After that at 3:30 pm, fans can catch all of the day’s signers in room 1A21 for the Z2 Comics panel!

This past year, Z2 Comics published graphic novel tie-ins Ice Nine Kills’ fan favorite album The Silver Scream, as well as all-new immersive experiences meant to be consumed together, with Mikey Way’s Electric Century and the 2022 release of Graham Coxon’s Superstate. We invite you to an exclusive discussion around how these and other artists are redefining art and music in tandem with an entirely new format and experience. Join Z2’s Jeremy Atkins in discussion with Mikey Way and Shaun SimonIce Nine Kills frontman Spencer Charnas, Esoteric of CZARFACE for this once in a lifetime panel bringing together the biggest names in hip hop, rock and beyond!

Following the panel, catch Ice Nine Kills’ Spencer Charnas back at the Z2 booth from 5-6 pm, followed immediately afterward by Seamus “Esoteric” Ryan of CZARFACE and superstar comic book artist David Mack, signing an exclusive print to be revealed ahead of the show!

Full day’s schedule is below:
1-2 pm: Mikey Way and Shaun Simon (Electric Century)
3:30 pm: Z2 Comics Presents: The Graphic Album w/Mikey WaySpencer Charnas and more! (Room 1A21)
5-6 pm: Spencer Charnas (Ice Nine Kills: Inked in Blood)
6-7 pm: Seamus “Esoteric” Ryan of CZARFACE, and David Mack

Saturday will continue a star-studded lineup with the addition of the one and only Chuck D of Public Enemy, and Joey BelladonnaFrank BelloCharlie BenanteJon Donais, and Scott Ian of heavy metal legends Anthrax!

Chuck D leads off the day from 12 -1 pm with his first-ever appearance at New York Comic Con, in celebration of the impending release of the Z2 graphic novel Apocalypse 91: Revolution Never Sleeps, celebrating the 30th anniversary of the legendary album of the same name!

Seamus “Esoteric” Ryan of CZARFACE returns for his second appearance from 1-2 pm.

All five members of the Anthrax lineup contributing to the critically acclaimed Among the Living graphic novel will sign from 2-3 pm.

Following just after, Chuck D and Anthrax will take the stage together for the first time in over a decade in room 1A21 at a special panel presentation to celebrate 30 years since their landmark collaboration of “Bring the Noise!”

30 years after this landmark collaboration brought together the worlds of rock and rap music, Chuck D of Public Enemy and the entire Anthrax lineup find themselves reunited in an all-new medium, determined to make history again with the releases of their respective graphic novel debuts. Join Rolling Stone writer/editor Kory GrowChuck D, and all five members of Anthrax for what will surely be the can’t miss panel of the convention, with a look back at their musical collaboration, as well as insight into the creative process behind the Apocalypse 91 and Among the Living graphic novels.

At 6 pm, all five members of Anthrax and Chuck D will sign TOGETHER in the Z2 booth to close out the show!

Full schedule of events for Saturday can be found below:

12-1 pm: Chuck D of Public Enemy (Apocalypse 91: The Revolution Never Sleeps)
1-2 pm: Seamus “Esoteric” Ryan of CZARFACE
2-3 pm: Joey BelladonnaFrank BelloCharlie BenanteJon Donais, and Scott Ian of Anthrax
3:30 pm: Z2 Comics Presents: Bring the Noise w/Chuck D and Anthrax (Room 1A21)
6pm: Chuck D & Anthrax

Without a doubt, this will be Z2’s biggest convention to date, with announcements of NYCC exclusive items yet to come in the days before the doors open to the convention hall!

NYCC 2021: Felix the Cat Returns!

The beloved black and white feline hits the pages and panels for an all-new series from Source Point Press! Felix the Cat, written by President of Studio Stario, Mike Federali and Bob Frantz, with art by Tracy Yardley; colors by Matt Herms and letters by Dave Lentz, has breathed life back into this silent-era classic character in a very exciting way!

In this new series, Felix the Cat and friends face the mysterious Xilef the Extraordinary, an all new foe more powerful than all of Felix’s past enemies combined. Can Felix and friends (classic and new) save the world from this Magical, Melodramatic, Machiavellian Malcontent?

In issue #1, Felix the Cat comes face to face with Xilef the Extraordinary, an otherworldly new enemy that will stop at nothing to get Felix’s Magic Bag.

Felix the Cat #1is scheduled to release January 2022 from Source Point Press, and will be featured on the New York Comic Con’s (NYCC) Sunday badge. Writer Mike Federali and artist Tracy Yardley are scheduled for a signing at the Source Point Press NYCC booth #2137 on Sunday, Oct. 10, from 11am-12pm.

Celebrate “Scottober” With comiXology at New York Comic-Con 2021

We Have Demons NYCC Poster

The comiXology Originals line of exclusive digital content kicks off October with the debut of the first three creator-owned titles penned by New York Times bestselling writer Scott Snyder and co-created by some of the top artists in the industry. First comes We Have Demons #1 written by Scott Snyder with art by co-creator Greg Capullo on October 5th, then on October 12th comes Clear #1 written by Scott Snyder with art by co-creator Francis Manapul. Next comes Night of the Ghoul #1 written by Scott Snyder with art by co-creator Francesco Francavilla on October 19th. Closing out the month on October 26th the wickedly curious can get a glimpse at the next five upcoming titles in a Halloween Sampler.

The “Scottober” celebration headlines comiXology’s presence at New York Comic-Con 2021. Fans at the convention can find comiXology located in Artist’s Alley at Booth #H1B5 which will be decked out for the occasion. Come take a Scottober themed selfie between 11:00am – 6:00pm daily and get an electronic image for sharing and a commemorative print out.

Exciting giveaways include limited-edition enamel pins and exclusive We Have Demons posters (available while supplies last) which you can get signed by the superstar duo during their two signings. And don’t miss their live panel conversation moderated by The Beat’s Heidi MacDonald.

Schedule of appearances below:

Friday, October 8th

4:30pm-6:00pm—Signing Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo at comiXology Booth #H1B5

Saturday, October 9th

3:00pm-4:30pm —Signing Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo at comiXology Booth #H1B5
5:00pm-6:00pm —ComiXology Originals Presents: CONversations with Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo in Room 1A21.

In addition to what’s happening inside the convention, look for billboards outside the Javits Center and the nearby 7 subway stop.

Here is the schedule of debuts for the month of October: 

October 5, 2021

We Have Demons #1 (of 3) written by Scott Snyder with art by co-creator Greg Capullo and Jonathan Glapion with colors by Dave McCaig and letters by Tom Napolitano.

In practically every folklore throughout history, there’s a struggle between angels and demons–beings of goodness and light and monstrous beings of darkness. But what if this struggle, this war for the soul of humanity, wasn’t rooted in the mystical or supernatural, but in science?

Lam was named after the first female angel, “Lamassu.” Lam never really understood her father’s devotion to their small-town Unitarian church. And when he dies under mysterious circumstances, she starts to question everything she thought she knew. 

We Have Demons is full throttle entertainment by two comic book megastars, featuring action, conspiracies, secret organizations, monsters, mayhem, and a climactic war of good and evil with no less than the fate of the world hanging in the balance. 

October 12, 2021 

Clear #1 (of 6) by Scott Snyder with art by co-creator Francis Manapul and letters by Andworld Design.

Welcome to the future, a world where people can connect to the internet neurologically and mediate the real world through the lenses of their eyes, transforming reality. Everything can be skinned to fit a preference from steampunk to old fashioned Hollywood glamour. If you can name it, you can live it. You choose how you see the world and no one else knows what you’re seeing. 

San Francisco, private detective Sam Dunes is working a case when he’s approached by his former police partner, who informs him of his ex-wife’s alleged suicide. But nothing about this adds up. And when he receives a gift in the mail, Dunes finds himself pulled into a wild and twisting mystery that stretches from the city’s deadly underworld to the even deadlier heights of the city’s wealthy and powerful elite. 

October 19, 2021 

Night of the Ghoul #1 (of 6) written by Scott Snyder with art by co-creator Francesco Francavilla and letters by Andworld Design.

It was said to be the greatest horror movie in cinematic history. Shot in 1936, “Night of the Ghoul” by writer/director T.F. Merritt was meant to sit beside “Frankenstein” and “Dracula” as an instant classic… But the legendary film never made it to the silver screen. Just before editing was finished, a mysterious studio fire destroyed the footage and killed the cast and crew during their celebratory wrap-party. Rumors of the doomed film’s greatness persist to this day, but no footage from it was ever recovered…until now. 

Forest Inman is a horror film obsessive who digitizes old films for the famed Aurora movie studio. When he stumbles across a seemingly forgotten canister of footage, his discovery sends him on a dark odyssey to the California desert, where he’s warned by a mysterious old man that the film’s ghoul is far more than a work of fiction. 

Night of The Ghoul is a dazzling work of contemporary horror, intercutting between the present-day narrative and the story of the lost film (drawn by Francavilla in stunning black and white).

AfterShock Heads to New York Comic Con with Signings, Variants, and More!

AfterShock Comics returns to New York Comic Con (NYCC) October 7 – 10 for four action-packed days of fan engagement activities, including a panel featuring acclaimed AfterShock creators; exclusive, never-before-seen content and offers; special edition merch and much more.

Setting up shop at Booth #2337, AfterShock will go big this year with several exciting opportunities available to AfterShock’s army of dangerous readers, including exclusive variants of some of AfterShock’s most talked about recent titles created specifically for NYCC, including We Live #1 with cover by XX; Chicken Devil #1 with cover by Dan Panosian; and Maniac of New York: Volume One with cover by Andrea Mutti.

AfterShock will also be hosting a number of rock star talent signings at our biggest booth ever, Booth #2337, including creators such as:

  • Frank Tieri (PESTILENCE, AFTERDARK): Thursday, October 7, 2pm
  • Stephanie Phillips (NUCLEAR FAMILY, RED ATLANTIS): Schedule TBD
  • Andrea Mutti (MANIAC OF NEW YORK, BUNNY MASK): Appearing every day
  • Brian Buccellato (CHICKEN DEVIL): Friday-Sunday, October 8-10, 3pm
  • Mark Sable (MISKATONIC, WAR ON TERROR: GODKILLERS):  Friday-Saturday, October 8-9, 4pm
  • Joe Pruett, (AfterShock Publisher, BLACK-EYED KIDS, AFTERDARK):  Appearing every day

On Sunday, October 10, from 1:30pm – 2:30pm in Room 406.3, AfterShock Comics presents a panel featuring some of the biggest writers in comics previewing creator-owned projects on the way from AfterShock and its new YA imprint, Seismic Press. In a conversation hosted by Editor-in-Chief Mike Marts, attendees will get the low-down on upcoming AfterShock projects from top creators Frank Tieri, Stephanie Phillips, Andrea Mutti among others listed above.

Fans will also have a rare opportunity to take home a limited edition, one-of-a-kind AfterShock Mystery Box, a value of close to $200, for only $75. Contents may include graded comics, signed comics, rare variants, complete series runs and surprise items every comic enthusiast will enjoy.

AfterShock Comics team members in attendance will include Editor-in-Chief Mike Marts; Publisher/Chief Creative Officer Joe Pruett; President Lee Kramer; Managing Editor Christina Harrington; SVP Sales & Marketing Steve Rotterdam; Senior Retailer Relations Manager RuthAnn Thompson; Senior Retail Sales Development Manager Marc Hammond, Associate Editor Teddy Leo, and Publishing Assistant Sarah Pruett, in addition to some of the most exciting creative stars in the comics industry.

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