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Tomorrow is new comic book day! What’s everyone excited for? What do you plan on getting? Sound off in the comments. While you decide on that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

The Baylor Lariat – Kickstarting a Comic Career: three prominent comic artists visit Baylor – This is cool to see.

ICv2 – ReedPOP Makes Another Big Move, Acquiring EGX Events and Content Network – This is… interesting.

The Beat – GoFundMe Fundraiser to help Marvel colorist Justin Ponsor’s cancer treatment – Chip in and help!

 

Reviews

Comic Attack – Black Panther Annual #1

Talking Comic s- Bloodshot Salvation #1

Comics Bulletin – Postal: Mark #1

Sequart – Prism Stalker #1

ReedPOP Adds MCM Comic Con to Its Family of Conventions

We had word there was going to be a big announcement from ReedPOP after New York Comic Con and there’s a good chance this is it. The convention management company has acquired MCM Comic Con adding not just a convention but a leader in conventions in the United Kingdom. This will take effect immediately.

MCM Comic Con sees 300,000 fans and cosplayers take part in events in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Liverpool, and Belfast.

MCM Comic Con premiered in 2002 and was co-founded by Bryan Cooney and began as London Expo rebranding in 2004 as the London MCM Expo (MCM stands for “Movies, Comics, Media”).

Defending the Night, One Beer at a Time.

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Write drunk, edit sober was never a truer statement. With New York Comic Con less than a month away, this past Thursday I journeyed to the far away land of Brooklyn (not really) for the sixth annual launch of the Brooklyn Defender.

Not a comic or Netflix spinoff, the Brooklyn Defender is a specially crafted beer made by Brooklyn Brewery for New York Comic Con and ReedPOP, the organizers behind Comic Con.

For the past few years Brooklyn Brewery and ReedPOP have collaborated on this beer, designing the bottles label by recruiting comic book artists like Cliff Chang, Khary Randolph and Jamal Igle to help create the look of that years Defender. According to the ReedPOP representative Fallon Prinzivalli, this year was a “special year as it’s the sixth time or 6-pack” Defender team-up with Brooklyn Brewery. This year had a departure from previous years as it looks like the art chores were handled in house by Brooklyn Brewery with a retro silver age style, cape, underwear on the outside, and even emphasizing the four color spot process of making comics. As a beer drinker, I love the Brooklyn Brewery brand and I’m generally ok with the Defender beers, I found this year’s crisp, flavorful and light, a definite step up from a solid beer, the Brooklyn Defender gets 4 capes.

Ms. Prinzivalli also told me that “for the first time ever we have a couple of backdrops and props that people are going to be creating their own story of them defending beer with their friends. So then we’ll have a giant fan going that you can stand in front of and you can pretend that you’re flying through the clouds of New York City.” In addition to the Instagram contest, there was also a raffle and cosplay contest, with winners taking home 3 day passes to Comic Con.

Fans who were lucky enough to make it onto the rsvp list were also treated to free pizza from local pizzeria Sizzle Pizza, cake, and of course a bottle of the latest batch of the Defender beer.

Brooklyn Defender can be found all around New York Comic Con which runs October 5-8th, but will still be available well after.

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It’s new comic book day! What are you planning on getting? What looks good? Sound off in the comments below! While you wait for shops to open, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

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Vice – Take That, Adolf! How Comics Mocked the Nazis and Fueled Racism – A really interesting article on some comic history.

The Beat – A Year of Free Comics: Lee Lai’s lovely advice – Free comics folks! Take advantage!

The Guardian – Harper Lee estate endorses To Kill a Mockingbird graphic novel – Very interesting and a little surprising this hasn’t happened sooner.

The Beat – Chris D’Lando lands at ReedPOP to work on C2E2 – A great hire by ReedPOP!

 

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The Beat – Roughneck

New York Comic Con Eliminates 3 and 4 Day Tickets

New York Comic Con sent out a flurry of emails today in anticipation of New York Comic Con 2017. The convention sent out Fan Verification emails to those who already have accounts. The profiles are a must for purchases and helped curtail scalping during last year’s convention. For those without profiles, they’ll be able to create one on April 19 and it’s needed if you hope to purchase tickets for this year’s convention. Fans with a 2016 profile will get a chance to pick up a limited number of tickets before the general sale.

The biggest news is that the convention will NOT be selling 3-day and 4-day tickets, there will ONLY be single day tickets. The reason for this is the Javits Center is under construction which is causing the convention to have less space than usual and by selling individual tickets they hope to get as many people into the show as possible.

The date for ticket sales has not been announced yet but will take place on a weekend. New York Comic Con 2017 takes place October 5-8.

Image Comics Founders Reunite at ECCC 2017 to Celebrate 25 years

Image Comics and ReedPOP have announced that original Image Comics company founders Todd McFarlane, Jim Valentino, Erik Larsen, Rob Liefeld, Marc Silvestri, and Whilce Portacio will reunite at Emerald City Comicon 2017 to celebrate the company’s milestone 25th anniversary. The panel will be moderated by Walking Dead creator and Image Comics partner, Robert Kirkman.

The Image Comics founders will come together for a very special ECCC panel on Friday, March 3rd from 1:00–2:30 PM. The panel will focus on the origin story of the company when, 25 years ago, a group of comics artists looked at the difference between what they were capable of and what they were being given, and left the promise of steady work for new pastures. The result was Image Comics, which has grown from an upstart group to a comics publisher that has changed the course of the industry. Image’s 25th anniversary year begins with this special event, a rare gathering that is not to be missed.

Following the panel, there will be an exclusive signing with the Image Comics founders in the Grand Ballroom at the Sheraton Hotel located next door to the Washington State Convention Center from 3:00–4:30 PM. ECCC will coordinate a ‘lottery system’ where badge-holding fans will submit their names and a lucky 300 fans will win a limited edition poster and admission to have it signed by the founders. Lottery applications are open on the Emerald City Comicon website until February 21st.

On February 1, 1992 seven comics superstars Erik Larsen, Jim Lee, Rob Liefeld, Todd McFarlane, Whilce Portacio, Marc Silvestri, and Jim Valentino came together to form their own company that would change the landscape of comics forever. Current partners McFarlane, Valentino, Kirkman, Larsen, and Silvestri collectively have brought creator-owned comics to the forefront of industry change and, after 25 years of amazing storytelling freedom, Image Comics celebrates the milestone anniversary all year long with ongoing promotions, events, and festivities.

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reedpop_4-fullIt’s new comic book day! What’s everyone planning on getting? Sound off in the comments below!

While you wait for shops to open up, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

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The Beat – A year of free comics – Titan by François Vigneault – Go read it!

The Comichron – Comics sales spotlight: Complete postal data for House of Mystery, 1960-1982 – Some cool history.

The Beat – Jim Starlin throws down the monetary gauntlet – Sigh.

CBR – Fox’s X-Men TV Series Gets Official Pilot Order – This should be interesting.

ICv2 – Funko Acquiring Underground Toys Assets – Interesting.

The Beat – ReedPOP Officially Announces Comic Con Seoul for August 2017 – Could be cool to go to!

 

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Talking Comics – Justice League of America: The Ray

Third Annual Live Streaming In-Store Event Renamed Coast to Coast Comic Con

coast-to-coast-comic-conThis past year’s pop-culture convention season kicked off in style at comic shops with an innovative event in March that featured a full day of live streaming interviews, announcements and Q&A panels from your favorite comic book creators and publishers.

Now the event returns bigger and better for 2017—and with a new name— Coast to Coast Comic Con, scheduled for participating comic book shops across the country on Saturday, March 4th, 2017.

Promoters of the event, In Store Convention Kickoff, announced that they’ll be partnering once again with Diamond Comic Distributors for promotion and store support of the event, as well as working with pop-culture show organizers, ReedPOP. Coast to Coast Comic Con will be broadcasting live on location at one of ReedPOP’s premier shows, Emerald City Comicon in Seattle.

Exciting changes have been made from last year’s presentation, with the opportunity for more guests and some never-attempted live events in the works. Full details of the event, as well as news regarding participating publishers and talent, will be revealed in early 2017 and as the March 4th date approaches.

Last year’s event featured eight-hours of broadcasting, appearing exclusively in more than 400 participating stores in 9 countries and on 5 continents, with featured presentations from DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, IDW, Valiant, Dynamite, Boom! Studios, Diamond Select, and Zenescope and appearances by TMNT co-creator, Kevin Eastman, DC Comics co-publishers Jim Lee and Dan Didio, as well as Civil War II writer Brian Michael Bendis and power couple Kelly Sue DeConnick and Matt Fraction.

For more information or to be an event sponsor in 2017, contact Phil Boyle by phone at 407-816-8002 or by e-mail at ryan@coliseumofcomics.com.

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