Since the digital launch of Milestone Returns: Infinite Edition, fans everywhere have been waiting for more information regarding the return of the Dakotaverse to DC. At WonderCon@Home 2021 we got some more of what’s to come as storytellers Reggie Hudlin and Denys Cowan with the very first appearance of the Static Season One team of artists CHRISCROSS and Nikolas Draper-Ivey for a fun discussion about what’s to come for the heroes of Dakota, moderated by the voice of Static Shock and Green Lantern John Stewart himself, Phil LaMarr!
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At WonderCon@Home, Hulu paneled its upcoming adult animated series, Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K., which premieres May 21 on Hulu! Jordan Blum (co-creator) and Patton Oswalt (co-creator and voice of M.O.D.O.K.) answered fan-submitted questions alongside cast members Melissa Fumero, Aimee Garcia, Ben Schwartz and Jon Daly and revealed some special guest stars . . . including Jon Hamm, Whoopi Goldberg, Nathan Fillion and Bill Hader! See below for which characters they will be voicing:
- Jon Hamm as Iron Man
- Whoopi Goldberg as Poundcakes
- Nathan Fillion as Wonder Man
- Bill Hader as Angar the Screamer and The Leader
In Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K., the megalomaniacal supervillain M.O.D.O.K. (Patton Oswalt) has long pursued his dream of one day conquering the world. But after years of setbacks and failures fighting the Earth’s mightiest heroes, M.O.D.O.K. has run his evil organization A.I.M. into the ground. Ousted as A.I.M.’s leader, while also dealing with his crumbling marriage and family life, the Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing is set to confront his greatest challenge yet! The series stars Patton Oswalt (M.O.D.O.K.), Melissa Fumero (Melissa), Aimee Garcia (Jodie), Ben Schwartz (Lou), Wendi McLendon-Covey (Monica), Beck Bennett (Austin Van Der Sleet), Jon Daly (Super-Adaptoid), and Sam Richardson (Gary).
Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K. is created and written by executive producers Jordan Blum and Patton Oswalt. Brett Crawley, Robert Maitia, Grant Gish, Joe Quesada, Karim Zreik, and Jeph Loeb also serve as executive producers.
The Stagecoach Foundation, co-founded by best-selling fantasy author George R.R. Martin, is hosting an online fundraiser with events planned from Friday, March 26th through Sunday, March 28th. The fundraiser will help the Stagecoach Foundation offset losses from the COVID-19 pandemic and support its ongoing efforts to expand access to careers in the film industry for New Mexicans.
The weekend of fundraising programming will kick off with an online auction featuring collectors’ items from George R.R. Martin’s many properties, including Game of Thrones, Nightflyers, and the Wild Cards series, which was just picked up for development as a television show. Other film-related and New Mexico-themed items will be up for auction as well, like a private balloon ride with champagne. The auction opened on March 15th, and is hosted on BidPal through the end of the fundraiser events on March 28th. The Live Auction hosted by Bernie Bregman of NerdBot will be Saturday, March 27th at 3pm Pacific Time on Legion M Twitch channel.
The fundraising programming will also feature many other exciting online events, which will stream live on the Legion M twitch stream as part of this year’s WonderCon@Home schedule. Highlights include a campaign of the tabletop Wild Cards Role Playing Game, set in the present time, featuring some of science fiction, fantasy, and horror’s most popular authors of the day, including Melinda Snodgrass, Walter Jon Williams, Max Gladstone, Caroline Specter, and Carrie Vaughn. Williams, one of the original Wild Cards authors and the creator of Ace favorite, Golden Boy, will act as the game master for the short campaign. There will also be a live AMA with the authors and a Discord AMA, as well as special messages from George R.R. Martin himself over the course of the weekend. For a more detailed schedule, please visit the Legion M page on the Stagecoach Foundation event.
Throughout the weekend, viewers will hear testimonials from the Stagecoach Foundation staff and grantees. Overall, the weekend will be an exciting celebration of fan culture, and the collaborative nature of storytelling, storytellers, and the worlds we craft.
Funds raised from the event and the online auction will benefit the Stagecoach Foundation and its mission.
BMI (Broadcast Music Inc.) and White Bear PR present the “Composer Stories: The Evolution of Music in Video Games” panel during this year’s special edition of WonderCon @ Home. The virtual discussion will feature composers Christopher Tin, Ilan Eshkeri, Nami Melumad, Inon Zur (courtesy of Top Dollar PR) and Bobby Tahouri, whose award-winning music is behind some of the most popular video games today, including Civilization IV, VI, Ghost of Tsushima, Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond, Fallout and Marvel’s Avengers. The panel will be moderated by BMI’s VP, Creative, Film, TV & Visual Media Natalie Baartz and White Bear PR’s Chandler Poling.
The “Composer Stories: The Evolution of Music in Video Games” panelists will give viewers insight into scoring award-winning gaming soundtracks and the challenges that come with recording live instruments for video games. The panelists will also discuss how music in video gaming has come a long way from the days of 8-bit MIDI to full sweeping orchestral scores and will elaborate on the music creating process and the differences between scoring for film/TV and video games.
The panel takes place Friday, March 26, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. PT.
ABOUT THE PANELISTS:
Ilan Eshkeri (@IlanEshkeri)
Ilan Eshkeri is an award-winning composer, artist, songwriter and producer. Amongst his extensive catalogue of film and television works are multiple Oscar® and BAFTA winning films such as Still Alice, Stardust and Shaun The Sheep. Eshkeri’s video game works include music for The Sims and Ghost of Tsushima. He has been nominated for an Ivor Novello for The Young Victoria, as well as a BAFTA for The Snowman & The Snowdog.
Nami Melumad (@NamiComposer)
Nami Melumad is an Israeli-Dutch film and video game composer, known for her work on the video game Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond, HBO Max’s An American Pickle and the Amazon thriller-drama series Absentia. She also scored the Oscar® nominated documentary short, Colette, and landed an upcoming Star Trek series, making her the first female composer for the franchise. Melumad won the International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) for Best Original Score for a Video Game for Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond in 2020, earned a Jerry Goldsmith Award Nomination for her work on Over the Wall in 2019, and won the Hollywood Music in Media Award for Passage in 2018.
Bobby Tahouri (@BobbyTahouri)
Bobby Tahouri is known for his bold and dramatic scores ranging across a variety of genres and multimedia. His video game soundtracks include the superheroic score to 2020’s Marvel’s Avengers and the critically-acclaimed Rise of the Tomb Raider, as well as contributing additional music for Medal of Honor: Warfighter, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, and Shrek the Third. Tahouri has also scored Nickelodeon’s highly rated animated series Shimmer and Shine, composed the main title theme for the Biography Channel/LMN show The Haunting Of and Netflix’s Girlfriend’s Day, as well as award-winning documentaries Best Worst Movie and The American Scream.
Christopher Tin (@ChristopherTinMusic)
Christopher Tin is a two-time GRAMMY-winning composer of concert and media music. His song “Baba Yetu”, originally written for the video game Civilization IV, is the first piece of music written for a video game ever to win a GRAMMY Award. His debut album, the multi-lingual song cycle Calling All Dawns, won him a second GRAMMY in 2011 for Best Classical Crossover Album, and his follow-up release The Drop That Contained the Sea debuted at number one on Billboard‘s classical charts, and premiered to a sold-out audience at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium. His third album To Shiver the Sky also debuted at number one on Billboard’s Classical Crossover Albums chart.
Inon Zur (@InonZurOfficial)
Inon Zur is an Emmy award-winner and three-time BAFTA nominated composer, internationally renowned for his original music scores for film, television and video game franchises including Fallout, Dragon Age, Prince of Persia, Syberia and The Elder Scrolls. Zur’s award-winning scores have generated numerous best-selling soundtracks, including his original scores for the video games Fallout 3 and Fallout 4, which earned him two BAFTA nominations for “Best Original Music” as well as nods from The Game Awards and Spike TV.
For the first time ever, Mark Millar (Wanted, Kingsman, Kick-Ass) brings the full cast of the new Netflix series, Jupiter’s Legacy together to talk about the epic superhero saga coming to Netflix on May 7. Based on the graphic novels by Mark Millar and Frank Quitely, Jupiter’s Legacy is an epic superhero drama that spans decades and navigates the complex dynamics of family, power, and loyalty. The panel will include Josh Duhamel, Leslie Bibb, Ben Daniels, Mike Wade, Matt Lanter, Elena Kampouris, Andrew Horton, and Ian Quinlan.
After nearly a century of keeping mankind safe, the world’s first generation of superheroes must look to their children to continue the legacy. But tensions rise as the young superheroes, hungry to prove their worth, struggle to live up to their parents’ legendary public reputations — and exacting personal standards. Based on the graphic novels by Mark Millar and Frank Quitely, Jupiter’s Legacy is an epic superhero drama that spans decades and navigates the complex dynamics of family, power, and loyalty. From executive producers, Mark Millar, Frank Quitely, Lorenzo Di Bonaventura, Dan McDermott, Steven S. DeKnight, James Middleton, Sang Kyu Kim. Jupiter’s Legacy stars Josh Duhamel, Leslie Bibb, Ben Daniels, Elena Kampouris, Andrew Horton, Mike Wade, Matt Lanter, and Ian Quinlan.
The Ghost Brothers, Dalen Spratt, Juwan Mass, and Marcus Harvey, the first and only black paranormal crusaders seeking the truth in the spiritual realm, are giving fans an exclusive first look at their new discovery+ series Ghost Brothers: Lights Out. These candid and unorthodox paranormal investigators explore disturbed hotspots across the country, checking out and sizing up local legends and supernatural stories. They are ready to expose the haunted holdouts still hanging around these locations … and why they don’t leave. Moderated by Access Hollywood correspondent Sibley Scoles, the Brothers will reveal their ghostly experiences with fans firsthand, as well as their personal stories, most memorable experiences and how they’re breaking down barriers in the paranormal field. It’s a lively and candid conversation you won’t want to miss!
Ghost Brothers: Lights Out begins streaming with the first three episodes on Saturday, April 17 on discovery+.
The panel takes place on Friday, March 26th.
Golden Apple Productions, the publishing and production arm of famed LA comic book shop Golden Apple Comics, is launching Golden Apple VR, a first-of-its-kind Virtual Reality space where fans around the world can connect with creators and IP, 365 days a year. Golden Apple VR launches this Friday (3/26), corresponding with pop-culture convention WonderCon, which has gone virtual this year. Golden Apple VR will livestream convention panels in a virtual space Friday and Saturday and host an exclusive VR Q&A in conjunction with legendary sci-fi/fantasy comic magazine, Heavy Metal. A post-panel Industry Mixer will cap off the events on Saturday.
When the pandemic changed the way fans engage with creators and IP, Golden Apple Comics owner, Ryan Liebowitz, saw an opportunity to not just give fans a unique, safe space to engage with their fandom, but also to fix a growing industry concern. “There’s been a problem for years where fans only have a few times and places a year where they can engage in public fandom. The aim of Golden Apple VR isn’t just to create a virtual hangout space because of the pandemic. We want to broaden the scope and reach of any convention, signing, promotion and pop culture event to the entire world.”
Instead of a handful of conventions that are often geographically inconvenient, Golden Apple VR brings “the Con” to you. Added Liebowitz, “Only 150,000 people can go to San Diego Comic-Con and the badges and hotel rooms sell out in less than ten minutes. With Golden Apple VR, an infinite number of people from around the world can meet up online. Instead of reaching a finite amount of people, cons could reach millions.”
Golden Apple VR will launch with two “environments”: one space is a scale replica of their flagship comic shop on the corner of Melrose and LaBrea in Hollywood, and the other space, accessible through a portal in the back of the virtual comic shop, is The Promenade, a virtual outdoor public gathering area, similar to what fans would experience at a physical convention. In The Promenade, fans from anywhere in the world can gather for a watch party of livestream panels from WonderCon, show off their virtual avatars, and geek out with like-minded fans.
Inside the virtual Golden Apple Comics shop, fans can peruse the shelves of comics, just like they would at their physical store. For now, fans can just touch and look, but in future updates, virtual patrons will be able to purchase physical comics and merchandise from the shop or any environment inside Golden Apple VR. Eventually, brands and creators will be able to set up virtual shops that can be open any day of the year. And environments like The Promenade can be easily re-skinned for targeted events, like the launch of the latest Funko POP! or a Marvel watch party. Liebowitz notes, “The potential is endless.”
Golden Apple VR was brought to life by Kari Dietrich from digital strategy firm, Partikle, and Big Rock Creative, experts in the social VR space and founders of BRCvr, an official Burning Man Experience, which won the firm this year’s Producer’s Guild of America Innovation Award. “When I saw BRCvr, I felt that something amazing could be started for the comic fans and industry professionals,” said Dietrich. “Together with Golden Apple, we look forward to growing the virtual experience for one and all.” Producer’s Guild of America Innovation Award this year.
Through the Burning Man VR Experience, Athena Demos of Big Rock Creative has seen firsthand the power of connecting fans in a virtual space. “At the height of the pandemic, we welcomed over 90,000 visitors into 200 worlds created by 100 artists. Since then, in partnership with Microsoft’s AltSpaceVR platform, we have seen exponential growth in reach and cross-cultural connections by adding seven additional languages, customized interactables, and integrations with passionate brands.” When it came to selecting the right passionate brand to partner with for the launch of Golden Apple VR, Heavy Metal was an obvious choice.
For Heavy Metal CEO, Matthew Medney, making the leap into VR has been a long time coming. “Both Heavy Metal and Golden Apple are in the business of magical worlds, and have been for over 4 decades. Moving from the magic of pages to VR Voids is something we’ve published countless times, in numerous variations, most notably in Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep. It is crazy to see now, all these years later, this fictional construct starting to seep into our everyday life. As I always say, all science started as fiction.” During the exclusive Heavy Metal Q&A, fans from around the world can meet and interact with George C. Romero (The Rise, Cold Dead War), Blake Northcott (SYNAP$E, Echoes From the Void), Brendan Columbus (Savage Circus) and Medney himself (Beyond Kuiper, Dark Wing).
Golden Apple VR is accessible through AltSpaceVR, the world’s largest social VR gathering platform. After creating a free account, fans can access the roster of all Golden Apple Events through the AltSpace Events tab or by going to this site. And fans without a VR headset can still enjoy the events from their PC/Mac or smartphone.
Image Comics will participate in WonderCon@Home—a virtual alternative to the usual WonderCon festivities hosted by Comic-Con International in light of COVID-19. It will be held March 26 & 27, 2021 at the WonderCon website. Follow along and connect with the fandom when you use the official hashtag, #WonderConAtHome2021.
FRIDAY, MARCH 26
Legendary Spawn Creator Todd McFarlane Talks Toys, Movie, and Expands on the Exciting New Spawn Universe Announcement!
12 – 1 PM Pacific
Todd McFarlane, Spawn and Venom creator, McFarlane Toys’ CEO, and President of Image Comics takes you on a behind-the-scenes look at McFarlane’s HQ. McFarlane offers fans a sneak peek into the future of upcoming toys, the new Spawn Universe and spin-off comics, and what’s on his movie horizon.
Image Comics: Bestselling Writers & their Comics Storytelling Techniques
2 – 3 PM Pacific
Top tier Image Comics writers including Rodney Barnes (Killadelphia), Alex De Campi (Dracula, Motherf**Ker), Kieron Gillen (Die), Scott Snyder (Nocterra), and Pornsak Pichetshote (The Good Asian) come together to share their storytelling secrets, behind the scenes process, and tease upcoming projects. Moderated by Image Comics’ Talent Liaison, Marla Eizik.
Image Comics: Geoff Johns and Gary Frank’s New Series GEIGER
4 – 5 PM Pacific
Comics heavy hitters Geoff Johns (Batman: Three Jokers, Doomsday Clock) and Gary Frank (Doomsday Clock) discuss their debut series at Image Comics, Geiger, which launches in April. In a freewheeling conversation, they’ll share their creative process, inspiration, and tantalizing details about this new dystopian adventure set years after a nuclear war ravaged the planet. Moderated by Image Comics’ Director of Direct Market & Specialty sales, Alex Cox.
SATURDAY, MARCH 27
Image Comics: Critically Acclaimed Artists and the Secrets Behind their Craft
12 – 1 PM Pacific
Top tier Image Comics artists including Leandro Fernández (The Old Guard), Afua Richardson (Aquarius: The Book Of Mer), Trish Forstner (Stray Dogs), Alexandre Tefenkgi (The Good Asian), and Geoff Shaw (Crossover) come together to discuss the creative process, inspiration, and forthcoming projects. Moderated by Image Comics’ Talent Liaison, Marla Eizik.
Year of the Top Cow
2 – 3 PM Pacific
Top Cow will be full of surprises in 2021! Marc Silvestri and Matt Hawkins discuss what they’ve got in store for the new year with special appearances by Stjepan Sejic (Sunstone, Harleen), Marguerite Bennett (Witchblade, Batwoman), Stephanie Phillips (A Man Among Ye, Future State: Harley Quinn), Henry Barajas (La Voz De M.A.Y.O., Helm Greycastle), and J. Gonzo (La Mano del Destino)!
Amazon Prime Video: Invincible
5 – 6 PM Pacific
Fandoms collide when Amazon Prime Video presents their WonderCon panel for the hour-long, adult animated series Invincible, fresh off its March 26 world premiere. Series creator Robert Kirkman and Invincible cast members Lauren Cohan, Lennie James, and Ross Marquand come together for The Walking Dead reunion fans never saw coming, as well as a spoiler-filled breakdown of the Invincible series premiere. Tune-in to watch this group of friends reminisce over how they came together, yet again, to work on a new project and tease what fans can look forward to in the coming weeks.
The time-honored tradition of attending panels and hunting for collectibles runs deep with comic fans, and IDW is thrilled to deliver that experience directly to you with their exciting plans for this week’s WonderCon@Home! With four engaging creator panels, five exclusive variant covers, new project announcements, art reveals, and rare past convention exclusives once again made available, our week-long celebration of WonderCon@Home is not to be missed!
IDW’s dedicated WonderCon web store launches today, the home for all of IDW and Top Shelf Productions’ convention exclusives, signed editions, and bargains aplenty! Here’s our plan for rollout:
- Beginning Today, March 22nd: As a special “thank you” to our devoted fans, the web store debuts with hard-to-find con exclusives and autographed merchandise from conventions past, available at special discounts! We’ve opened our vaults, so come see what incredible rarities you’ve missed from previous shows!
- Beginning Thursday, March 25th, at 1:00pm ET (10:00am PT): IDW’s new convention exclusives for Spring 2021’s hottest comic books become available to order! Our new exclusives include G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, My Little Pony/Transformers II, Sleeping Beauties, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and TMNT: The Last Ronin, featuring cover artwork by Eric Canete, Evan Stanley, Katie Skelly, Sean Galloway, and Kevin Eastman, respectively!
Throughout the event, IDW will also run a special contest for fans to win one of each of IDW’s WonderCon 2021 convention exclusive comic book variants — to enter, simply enter your email address at our WonderCon web store.
Full details for all of IDW’s panels, guests, and exclusive products for WonderCon@Home are available below!
IDW and SEGA Kick-off a Year-Long Celebration of Sonic The Hedgehog’s 30th Anniversary at WonderCon!
The creative minds behind IDW’s blockbuster Sonic The Hedgehog comics break down Sonic’s 30th Anniversary in 2021. The team will announce details about the Sonic 30th Anniversary Special comic book with guest appearances by fan-favorite talent who will be bringing new Sonic adventures to stores near you in 2021!
Longtime Sonic contributors Ian Flynn, Evan Stanley, and Bracardi Curry are joined by — in her first appearance ever to discuss her longtime Sonic fandom and new projects — New York Times bestselling author Gale Galligan (The Babysitters Club), who will be writing a Sonic The Hedgehog tale for Free Comic Book Day 2021 and contributing a tale called “Dr. Eggman’s Birthday” to the 30th Anniversary Special!
- Bracardi Curry, Colorist/Inker/Cover Artist of Sonic The Hedgehog and Annual 2020
- Michael Cisneros, Manager of Licensing, SEGA of America
- Ian Flynn, Writer of Sonic The Hedgehog and Bad Guys
- Gale Galligan, Writer of 30th Anniversary Special and Sonic The Hedgehog FCBD 2021
- Evan Stanley, Writer/Artist of Sonic The Hedgehog
- David Mariotte, Editor of Sonic The Hedgehog
Start time: Friday, March 26, 2021 – 2:00pm ET (11:00am PT)
CLICK HERE to sign up for the Sonic The Hedgehog panel!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin and the IDW TMNT Universe!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin is the most popular and widely-read TMNT comic of all time. The blockbuster miniseries has engrossed TMNT fans old and new alike . . . and now, with the secret identity of the Ronin revealed to the world, Kevin Eastman and Tom Waltz of the Last Ronin creative team are joined by Jennika writer/artist Brahm Revel to provide an incredible deep dive into the character’s past and tragic destiny!
Also, enjoy exciting news about the future of IDW’s TMNT universe, including Jennika, the monthly TMNT series, and more! Of special note, Tom Waltz will discuss his latest work in the upcoming TMNT Annual 2021: specifically, the official prelude to a major event years in the making… The Armageddon Game!
- Kevin Eastman, Co-Creator of TMNT and main creative force behind The Last Ronin
- Brahm Revel, Writer/Artist of TMNT: Jennika and Jennika II
- Tom Waltz, Writer of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Co-Writer of The Last Ronin
- John Barber, IDW Editor-in-Chief
Start time: Friday, Mar 26, 2021 – 5:00pm ET (2:00pm PT)
CLICK HERE to sign up for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles panel!
IDW in 2021 and Beyond!
Look ahead to everything new from IDW Publishing in 2021! Learn what’s next for Locke & Key, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures, Marvel Action, Transformers, Usagi Yojimbo, Sonic The Hedgehog — and much, much more! There’s nowhere better to get a behind-the-scenes look at IDW than with editor-in-chief John Barber, publisher Nachie Marsham, and guests including Kevin Eastman and Daniel José Older!
In the “IDW in 2021 and Beyond” panel, you’ll get a first look at the quarterly Godzilla: Rivals series of one-shots, debuting with the 50th anniversary celebration of Toho’s infamous Smog Monster with Godzilla vs. Hedorah in June. Also, we’re debuting the new cover to the upcoming Bermuda series by John Layman and Nick Bradshaw, and that’s just for starters!
- Kevin Eastman, Co-Creator of TMNT and main creative force behind The Last Ronin
- Daniel José Older, Writer of Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures
- Leigh Walton, Publicist and Marketing Director of Top Shelf Productions
- John Barber, IDW Editor-in-Chief
- Nachie Marsham, IDW Publisher
Start time: Saturday, March 27, 2021 – 3:00pm ET (12:00pm PT)
CLICK HERE to sign up for the IDW 2021 panel!
Top Shelf’s World of Indie Graphic Novels
Now in its 24th year, beloved publisher Top Shelf Productions celebrates 2021 with an international superteam of brilliant, quirky cartoonists who combine gorgeous artwork with whimsical storytelling that could only come from these minds. From Mexican food trucks to Scottish truffle farms, middle-grade ocean science to young-reader fantasy, don’t miss this chance to meet the cream of the indie crop!
- James Albon, Writer/Artist of The Delicacy
- Edgar Camacho, Writer/Artist of Onion Skin
- Kim Dwinell, Writer/Artist of Surfside Girls and The Science of Surfing
- James Kochalka, Writer/Artist of Johnny Boo and Monkey vs. Robot
- Christian Slade, Writer/Artist of Korgi
- Leigh Walton, Publicist and Marketing Director of Top Shelf Productions
Start time: Saturday, March 27, 2021 – 6:00pm ET (3:00pm PT)
CLICK HERE to sign up for the Top Shelf 2021 panel!
IDW’S CONVENTION EXCLUSIVES
All new convention exclusives will be made available to order beginning Thursday, March 25th. IDW is offering free domestic shipment on all orders of $65 or more. Visit IDW’s convention webstore here to place orders — but hurry, these hot comics are only available while supplies last, and the web store closes at midnight PT on Sunday, March 27th!
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero: Serpentor Uncoiled One-Shot
Written by Larry Hama, Illustrated by Rod Whigham
Convention Exclusive Cover by Eric Canete
My Little Pony/Transformers II: The Magic of Cybertron #1
Written by James Asmus and Sam Maggs, Illustrated by Jack Lawrence and Casey Coller
Convention Exclusive Cover by Evan Stanley
Sleeping Beauties #6
Based on the Novel by Stephen King and Owen King
Written by Rio Youers, Illustrated by Alison Sampson
Convention Exclusive Cover by Katie Skelly
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #115
Written and Illustrated by Sophie Campbell
Convention Exclusive Cover by Sean Galloway
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin #2
By Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird, Tom Waltz, Esau and Isaac Escorza, and Ben Bishop
Convention Exclusive Black-and-White Cover by Kevin Eastman
With the rise of superheroes throughout the years in movies and comics, fair representation has been a long-discussed topic. Luckily, Phoenix Studios has answered back by introducing a team of Latina superheroes called A La Brava. In this superhero universe, Latinas of different heritages fight against female injustices. Each book tells its origin story and social cause. In the end, the Latina superheroes form a team called A La Brava.
Being a 3rd generation Chicana from East Los Angeles, Kayden Phoenix wanted to create Latina superheroes as multifaceted, atypical, and diverse as the people she’s always found in the real world. “A big part of my life’s purpose is to give voice to stories as multifaceted, atypical, and diverse as the people we find in the real world.”
Combine Phoenix’s passion with a fresh-eyed Latina artist team like acclaimed Eisner nominated illustrator, Eva Cabrera and newcomer Amanda Julina Gonzalez, an uprooted New Mexican who recently graduated from Laguna College of Art and Design in Animation, and you get beautiful and inspiring crafted pieces of art.
JALISCO, a blade-wielding folklorico dancer that uses her culture as her weapon. SANTA, a brawler that takes down the ICE detention centers. LOQUITA, a teen detective in the supernatural world. RUCA, a vigilante taking justice. BANDITA, the gunslinger in modern-day New York.
Though a relatively new Universe, only the first three Latina superhero books are out, WonderCon found and invited the A La Brava to be apart of the show. Kayden Phoenix and Amanda Julina Gonzalez are completely grateful to be in ‘Rise of the Latina Superhero’ panel (Fri March 26th at 1pm PST) as well as have a virtual booth there next weekend March 26th and 27th.