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Darby Pop and Bruce Lee Entertainment announce new comic!

Bruce lee Cover by Bernard ChangDarby Pop Publishing and Bruce Lee Entertainment have announced that they are collaborating on a new comic book titled Bruce Lee: The Dragon Rises, which will chronicle the return of the beloved actor, philosopher, teacher and – of course – martial artist in a present-day, all-ages comedy/action/adventure. The first issue is being co-written by Bruce’s daughter, Shannon Lee, and Jeff Kline with art by Brandon McKinney and cover art by Bernard Chang.

Bruce Lee never died.  And he hasn’t aged.  But, he has no idea who he is, what’s happened in the world in the past 40+ years, or why so many “thugs” want a piece of him.  With the help of a fly BFF from the ’70s – Joe Toomey, P.I. – and a pair of precocious Teens, Bruce will piece together a mystery more insidious than ever imagined, and find himself forced to do battle with both an enigmatic Villain and his very own conscience.  In other words, the Dragon rises… and “walks on” once more!

The 48-page oversized first issue, Bruce Lee: The Dragon Rises, will be available in April 2016 at comic book retailers and online.  But, well in advance of that, Darby Pop Publishing and Bruce Lee Entertainment will be hosting a special signing at Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo 2015 on Saturday, October 31st at Booth #907 from 11am to 2pm with Shannon Lee, artist Brandon McKinney and cover artist Bernard Chang autographing limited-edition free posters of the #1 cover and discussing the creative process behind the new book.

Throughout the convention weekend, Darby Pop Publishing will be giving away both Bruce Lee-related and other freebies including tattoos, stickers, bookmarks, and more.  Other members of the Darby Pop “family” will be signing and chatting throughout the entire convention.

BOOM! Studios Heads to Stan Lee’s Comikaze

BOOM! Studios is wrapping up their convention year at Stan Lee’s Comikaze, which will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California, during the weekend of October 31stNovember 2nd. BOOM! is thrilled to host a number of special guests during the show including actors Peter Facinelli, David Henrie, and James Hong. The show marks the publisher’s eighteenth and final convention appearance in 2014 spreading the message of “We Are BOOM!” to the fans.

BOOM! can be found at booth number 906 and will host the following creators for signing opportunities all weekend:

  • Caleb Monroe (Cloaks, Planet of the Apes, Peanuts)
  • Collin Kelly (Hacktivist)
  • Jackson Lanzing (Hacktivist)
  • Mike Kunkel (Herobear and the Kid)

The following creators will be available for sketches all weekend. For $30, fans can order custom sketches drawn on blank covers of Adventure Time, Bravest Warriors, and other comics.

  • Hannah Nance Partlow (Adventure Time, Bravest Warriors)
  • Tyson Hesse (The Amazing World of Gumball, Bravest Warriors)

In addition, BOOM! will host the following signings on Saturday:

  • Actor James Hong, who played Lo Pan in the classic John Carpenter film Big Trouble in Little China, will be available from 10:30-11:00 am.
  • Actor and creator David Henrie (Wizards of Waverly Place, How I Met Your Mother) will be signing for Cloaks along with series writer Caleb Monroe from 12:00-1:00 pm. Note: This signing will be ticketed.
  • Actor and creator Peter Facinelli (Nurse Jackie, Twilight) will be signing for Protocol: Orphans along with series writer Michael Alan Nelson from 2:00-3:00 pm. Note: This signing will be ticketed.
  • Pete Browngardt, creator of the Cartoon Network show Uncle Grandpa, will be signing with Uncle Grandpa Stan Lee’s Comikaze exclusive variant cover artist Yehudi Mercado from 4:00-5:00 pm.

BOOM! will host the following signing on Sunday:

  • John Omohundro, voice actor for Danny from Bravest Warriors, will be signing from 1:00-2:00 pm.

Free tickets for Saturday’s ticketed signings will be available for distribution at the BOOM! booth that morning.

BOOM! will have a Stan Lee’s Comikaze exclusive variant for Uncle Grandpa #1 by Yehudi Mercado available for purchase through the convention for $10.00, while supplies last.

Uncle Grandpa #1 Stan Lee's Comikaze Variant Cover by Yehudi Mercado

IDW Joins the Party at Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo

Over the weekend of November 1st – 3rd downtown Los Angeles will be taken over by one of the fastest growing conventions: Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo. For IDW’s first appearance at the show, the publisher is bringing along some very special guests and exclusives.

On Saturday November 2nd at 10:30 AM in room 308AB join Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall, Special Projects Editor Scott Dunbier, and IDW President Greg Goldstein as they set the stage for IDW’s upcoming 15th year anniversary. Bring some questions, and come prepared for a lively discussion in a unique town hall format. You just might walk away with a free book! With sneak peeks, and a few tricks up their sleeves, this will not be a panel to miss!

Be sure to stop by the IDW booth #712 to pick up the Comikaze exclusive variant of Mars Attacks Judge Dredd #3 by John McCrea featuring Stan (The Man) Lee! Along with this special $10 variant, IDW will have a library’s worth of your favorite books to stock up on! And watch the IDW Facebook and Twitter feeds for special deals on books throughout the show!

Throughout the convention the IDW booth will also host a number of great signings:

Friday November 1st

3:00 – 4:00  Godzilla: Rulers of Earth Chris Mowry
5:00 – 6:00  Kill Shakespeare Conor McCreery

Saturday November 2nd 

12:00 – 1:00 Transformers – Livio Ramondelli, Mairghread Scott
1:00 – 2:30 The Other Dead – Joshua Ortega, Digger T. Mesch, & Special Guest
                                                Kevin Eastman (of TMNT fame!)
3:00 – 4:00  My Little Pony – Tony Fleecs
4:00 – 5:00  Kill Shakespeare Conor McCreery
5:00 – 6:00  Amelia Cole & The Unknown World D.J. Kirkbride

Sunday November 3rd 

12:00 – 1:00 Transformers – Livio Ramondelli, Mairghread Scott
1:00 – 2:00 My Little Pony – Tony Fleecs
5:00 – 6:00  Godzilla: Rulers of Earth Chris Mowry

Aspen Heads to Stan Lee’s Comikaze 2013

Aspen Comics has announced their creator appearances, exclusive items and list of events for this weekend’s upcoming Stan Lee’s Comikaze 2013. Aspen creators Frank Mastromauro, Peter Steigerwald, Vince Hernandez, Mark Roslan, J.T. Krul, Beth Sotelo, David Wohl and Josh Reed will be appearing at the Aspen Comics Booth #708 throughout the weekend to meet with fans, sign autographs and offer free sketches.

The publisher will be offering numerous Stan Lee’s Comikaze exclusives including the world premiere launch of their final “10 for 10” series, All New Soulfire with an exclusive All New Soulfire #1 Comikaze 2013 cover by Aspen founder and series creator Michael Turner and Peter Steigerwald, limited to 200 copies and only available at the Aspen Comics Booth #708.

Aspen will be offering a new series of their art prints including the Aspen Comikaze 2013 print by Turner and Steigerwald limited to 50 signed and numbered editions. The publisher will also release two All New Soulfire prints by Turner, V. Ken Marion with Steigerwald limited to 50 and 75 signed and numbered editions respectively. A new Trish Out of Water print by superstar J. Scott Campbell limited to 75 signed and numbered editions will be released in addition to an All New Fathom print by Eric “Ebas” Basaldua and Steigerwald limited to 75 signed and numbered editions.

“The Official Aspen Comics Panel” will take place on Saturday at 11AM in room 303AB and will include creators Frank Mastromaro, Peter Steigerwald, Vince Hernandez, Mark Roslan, J.T. Krul, David Wohl, Beth Sotelo, David Schwartz and Josh Reed as they reveal never-before-seen art for upcoming releases and open the floor to a special Q&A session with fans. Aspen will also be hosting a “How to Prepare Your Portfolio and Sample Reviews” panel on Saturday at 3:30PM in Room 308AB with creators Peter Steigerwald and Vince Hernandez.


Archaia and Meteor Entertainment Join Forces for an Exciting Exhibit at Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo

ArchaiaArchaia Entertainment and Meteor Entertainment this weekend will be at Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo taking place September 15-16, 2012 at the LA Convention Center in Los Angeles. The companies will have plenty of free goodies to give away; Archaia graphic novels available for sale; a multi-player, playable demo of Meteor’s upcoming HAWKEN FPS mech game; and autograph signings with some very cool talent!

Booth #1529 should prove to be a popular meeting place! The Archaia half of the booth will feature many of the company’s popular hardcover graphic novels for sale, including Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths Vol. 1, Cow Boy: A Boy and His Horse, Return of the Dapper Men Special Edition,and more! Several Archaia creators will be on hand to autograph books and postcards, including Heather Nuhfer (writer, Fraggle Rock), Joe LeFavi (writer, Fraggle Rock), Matt Marblo (artist, Spera Vol. 1), Mike Kennedy (writer, Bleedout), Moro Rogers (writer/artist, the upcoming City in the Desert), Paul Morrissey (writer, Fraggle Rock), R. J. Ryan (writer, Syndrome, the upcoming The Joyners in 3D), Tim Beedle (writer, Fraggle Rock), Tom Pinchuk (writer, Hybrid Bastards!), Trevor Roth (creator, Days Missing), and Yehudi Mercado (writer/artist, the upcoming Pantalones, TX). There will also be a lot of cool giveaways, including an exclusive Hawken mini-poster, badge ribbons, and a very limited supply of Archaia’s recent Free Comic Book Day hardcover!

On the Meteor Entertainment side of the booth, get your hands on Adhesive Games’ first title HAWKEN. This first-person mech shooter has created quite a buzz as one of the most anticipated free-to-play titles coming to PC this December 12th 2012. This is also the last place to register to play the game before Alpha 2 testing begins. Adhesive Co-founder and Creative Director, Khang Le, and Lead Concept Artist, John Park, will be on hand to sign the 3rd in a 4-poster series at the booth as well.  Be sure to stop by and pilot a mech this weekend!

For more information about Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo, including information on how to buy tickets, visit comikazeexpo.com.

Don’t Miss McFarlane and Stan Lee at Comikaze in Los Angeles

Stan Lee’s Comikaze, Los Angeles’ largest pop-culture convention, opens on Saturday, September 15, 2012 at the Los Angeles Convention Center and comic legend Todd McFarlane will be there. Bring your favorite comic or action figure and get a FREE autograph from Todd. McFarlane has created a special program cover, featuring Stan, which will only be available at the show.

Here’s where you will find Todd and company at the show.

Saturday, September 15
Todd McFarlane Autograph Session
Booth #1061
Free Spawn comic for the first 75 people. Limited to two autographs per person.

Todd McFarlane and Stan Lee Panel
Main Stage
Two legends come together to discuss their legacies and the future of entertainment.

Joining Todd at the show will be Spawn Creative Team Member Jon Goff (table #1336). Jon Goff currently plots the monthly Spawn comic book with Todd McFarlane, and has launched Contraband Comics as an outlet for a series of creator-owned comic book titles, including Big Hitters, Blindside and Jack Rabbit. Visit Jon’s table for a chance to score some free Spawn comics and McFarlane Toys or to purchase his comics at the show.