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Watch DC Publishers Jim Lee and Dan DiDio Live from WonderCon

Live from WonderCon 2018DC All Access will present the must-watch DC Publishers Publishers panel for the first time ever Saturday, March 24 at 10:00 am PT (aka right now). Join DC Publishers Jim Lee and Dan DiDio as they share their bold editorial vision that has made DC the talk of the industry.

This special panel will feature a collection of surprise guests and walk viewers through DC’s headline-making plans to expand readership like never before, including  two new imprints for young readers, The Sandman Universe line of comics overseen by Neil Gaiman, the DC Black Label imprint, featuring a collection of edgy, provocative graphic novels and comic books, a new editorial team for iconic MAD Magazine and more.

You can watch it on DC’s YouTube channel or Facebook page live now!

BOOM! Studios Announces their WonderCon Anaheim 2018 Exclusives & Signing Schedule

BOOM! Studios unveiled their lineup of exclusive items and full signing schedule today for WonderCon Anaheim 2018, which will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center, CA, during March 23-25. BOOM! Studios will once again occupy one the most prominent booths on the floor, #1301, and  offer can’t-miss limited edition exclusive items for sale including:

Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: Coronation #1 variant cover by Ramón Pérez

Go Go Power Rangers #8 Hyperforce Variant Cover by Joana Lafuente

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Enamel Pins

Lumberjanes and Mouse Guard Enamel Pins

Rugrats and Rocko’s Modern Life Enamel Pins

Additionally, BOOM! Studios will feature the below exclusive signing opportunities:

Friday, March 23rd
12:00 PM-6:00 PM – Steve Cardenas (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)

Saturday, March 24th
4:30 PM-5:30 PM – Power Rangers: HyperForce Cast Signing [Please Note: this signing requires a purchase of the Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers #8 HyperForce variant cover]

Sunday, March 4th
12:00 PM-12:50 PM – Olivia Olson (Voice of Marceline on Cartoon Network’sAdventure Time)
1:00 PM-1:50 PM – Olivia Olson (Voice of Marceline on Cartoon Network’sAdventure Time)
2:00 PM-2:50 PM – Olivia Olson (Voice of Marceline on Cartoon Network’sAdventure Time)
3:00 PM-3:50 PM – Olivia Olson (Voice of Marceline on Cartoon Network’sAdventure Time)

Furthermore, BOOM! Studios is proud to present a powerful line up of panel programming including:

Friday, March 23rd
2:00-3:00 BOOM! Studios: Discover Yours—The world of BOOM! Studios has grown bigger than ever before, meaning there’s a comic book for every kind of fan, and this is the panel to Discover Yours! Join Josh Trujillo (Dodge City), Sarah Kuhn (Clueless), David F. Walker (Planet of The Apes), Ben Blacker & Ben Acker(The Thrilling Adventure Hour), Carly Usdin (Heavy Vinyl), and Matt Gagnon(Editor-in-Chief, BOOM! Studios) as they reveal big news from the diverse imprints of BOOM! Studios, Archaia, BOOM! Box, and KaBOOM!, along with some special surprises for every fan in attendance. Moderated by Filip Sablik (President of Publishing & Marketing, BOOM! Studios). Room 211

Saturday, March 24th
2:30-3:30 Power Rangers: Shattered Grid—Lord Drakkon has returned, and after the events of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #25, No Ranger Is Safe! Join writers Kyle Higgins (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) and Ryan Parrott (Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers), actor David Yost (“Billy Cranston,” Mighty Morphin Power Rangers TV Series), Dafna Pleban (Editor, BOOM! Studios) and Melissa Flores(Director, Power Rangers Content, Saban Brands) to discuss the first-ever Saban’s Power Rangers comic book event and what it means for the original teenagers with attitude. This panel will make Power Rangers history with a moment no Power Rangers fan can afford to miss, along with exclusive news and first looks! Moderated by journalist Joshua Yehl (IGN.com). Room 200B 

Sunday, March 25th
11:00-12:00 Pop Culture is LGBTQ— BOOM! Studios and GLAAD present an honest discussion of LGBTQ representation in pop culture and the path forward to a brighter, more inclusive future, with special guests including Wilson Cruz (Actor,Star Trek: Discovery), Elliot Fletcher (Actor, The Fosters), CB Lee (Writer, Not Your Sidekick), Rian Sygh (Artist, The Backstagers), Josh Trujillo (Writer, Dodge City) and Megan Townsend (Director of Entertainment Research & Analysis, GLAAD). Moderated by journalist Tracy Brown (LA Times).  Room 211

IDW Publishing is Bringing Exclusives to WonderCon

IDW Publishing is returning to one of Southern California’s favorite comic conventions– the one and only WonderCon! Held at the Anaheim Convention Center from March 23rd to March 25th, attendees can stop by and see the IDW crew at booth #1109 all weekend. Kick off your convention season with a show full of creator signings, announcements, panels, giveaways, and so much more!

Join IDW in welcoming the long-anticipated arrival of the blue blur, Sonic The Hedgehog, at the show! Be one of the first to pick up a world premiere convention exclusive copy of Sonic #1 and get it signed by writer Ian Flynn, who will be signing throughout the show! Also available at the booth is a free, limited-edition preview of the highly anticipated League of Extraordinary GentlemenVolume 4: The Tempest. Get your first look inside the exciting final installment by Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill.

In addition to Sonic, IDW will be unveiling brand new convention variant covers to some of the most anticipated titles of the spring.

  • Sonic #1 – Cover by Tracy Yardley – $10
  • Ghostbusters: Crossing Over #1 – Photo cover – $10
  • G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #250 – Cover by Netho Diaz – $10
  • Star Wars: Forces of Destiny Cover Set – Covers by Elsa Charretier – $25
  • Clue TPB – Variant cover by Gabriel Rodriguez – $20
  • Star Trek: Mirror Broken TPB  – Variant cover by J.K. Woodward – $25
  • Two new My Little Pony Pin Packs – $30 each – *Free print included with purchase of both

Also this year, for the first time ever, IDW will be revealing an on-site order system to fulfill all of your comic needs! Can’t find what you’re looking for at the booth? IDW is implementing a new process where you will have the option to order anything from the IDW warehouse then and there, with free domestic shipping straight to your door included. Ask an IDW staff member for more details.

If that’s not enough, IDW will be debuting Mystery Packs containing rare variants, signed and sketched merchandise, and more unique items! These packs will be available as a FREE BONUS to all customers who spend over $100 at the IDW booth. These special packs will be given away on a first come, first serve basis while supplies last.

 

Below you’ll find the complete signing schedule for the weekend, which includes comic creators, New York Times bestsellers, television writers and more!

Friday March 23rd

12:00 – 1:00 G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero – Larry Hama
(*Check out the show exclusive variant!)
1:00 – 2:00 The X-Files, V-Wars – Jonathan Maberry
(*A New York Times Bestselling Author!)
2:00 – 3:00 My Little Pony – Tony Fleecs
2:00 – 3:00 Goosebumps – Jeremy Lambert
3:00 – 4:00 The Wind In The Willows – David Petersen
4:00 – 5:00 Transformers – John BarberMairghread Scott
5:00 – 7:00 Sonic The Hedgehog – Ian Flynn
(*Check out the show exclusive variant!)

 

Saturday March 24th

10:00 – 11:00 Star Wars Adventures – Shannon Eric Denton
10:00 – 11:00 My Little Pony – Christina Rice
10:30 – 11:30 Sonic The Hedgehog – Ian Flynn
(*Check out the show exclusive variant!)
12:00 – 1:00 Star Trek: Mirror Broken – David TiptonScott TiptonJ.K. Woodward
(*Check out the show exclusive variant trade paperback!)
1:00 – 2:00 Star Trek: Discovery – Kirsten BeyerMike Johnson
(*Writer for the new television show!)
1:00 – 2:00 The X-Files, V-Wars – Jonathan Maberry
(*A New York Times Bestselling Author!)
2:00 – 3:00 M.A.S.K. – Brandon Easton
2:00 – 3:00 Transformers – John BarberMairghread ScottLivio Ramondelli
3:00 – 4:00 Sonic The Hedgehog – Ian Flynn
(*Check out the show exclusive variant!)
4:00 – 5:00 Love is Love – Marc AndreykoNyambi NymabiAmanda Deibert
6:00 – 7:00 Jem and the Holograms – Sina GraceNicole Goux

 

Sunday March 25th

11:00 – 12:00 Star Wars Adventures – Shannon Eric Denton
11:00 – 12:00 Powerpuff Girls – Jake GoldmanHaley Mancini
(*Writers and voice actors for the cartoon show!)
12:00 – 1:00 Goosebumps – Jeremy Lambert
12:00 – 1:00 Stretch Armstrong – Kevin BurkeChris “Doc” Wyatt”
(*Executive producers and writers for the new show!)
1:00 – 2:00 Frankenstein Alive, Alive! – Steve NilesKelley Jones, Liz Wrightson
2:00 – 3:00 Surfside Girls – Kim Dwinell
2:00 – 3:00 Sonic The Hedgehog – Ian FlynnTyson Hesse
(*Check out the show exclusive variant!)
3:00 – 4:00 Love is Love – Marc AndreykoNyambi NymabiAmanda DeibertCat Staggs

 

Throughout the weekend, don’t forget to join IDW creators and editors alike in a series of enlightening and entertaining panels! Plus, don’t miss your chance to have your work looked at by an IDW editor!

FRIDAY

Jack Kirby’s Centennial Artwork ExtravaganzaFriday, 3/23/18, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., Room: 209
The Jack Kirby Centennial celebration continues with this incredible presentation of the King’s original comic artwork.  The standing-room-only panel had to turn away fans at both San Diego and New York  — and is now in Anaheim for one final encore! Hosted by IDW President and Publisher Greg Goldstein, this special tribute will feature a multi-media display of more than 1,300 pages of Kirby’s original artwork—the largest showing ever—selected from the eight Jack Kirby Artist’s Edition books IDW has published, as well as additional not-yet-published pages that will be new to fans of the books. Everyone who attends will walk away with a special gift!

IDW Portfolio ReviewFriday, 3/23/18, 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m., Room: 206B
An IDW editor will review your artwork and offer advice on your portfolio.

Black Crown: The Ruling ClassFriday, 3/23/18, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Room: 213
Last October, IDW kicked off a new comics revolution with BLACK CROWN, editor Shelly Bond’s audacious creator-owned imprint. Join Bond and her coterie of star talent including Philip Bond (CUD: RICH AND STRANGE) and a special guest as they spill secrets and share amazing art at a panel that can only be called BLACK CROWN: THE RULING CLASS!

 

SATURDAY

IDW Publishing and Star Trek Comics: Keep on Trekkin’Saturday, 3/24/18, 10:00a.m. – 11:00a.m., Room: 211
A panel focusing on all the great Star Trek comics coming out from IDW in 2018 and beyond! Special guests including Group Editor Sarah Gaydos, plus writers Mike JohnsonKirsten Beyer (also a staff writer on the Star Trek Discovery show!), Scott TiptonDavid Tipton, and Trek fan-favorite artist J.K. Woodward!

IDW: Transforming and Rolling OutSaturday, 3/24/18, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Room: 208
It’s a year for big changes and even better comics at IDW Publishing! Come hear all about it from the editorial team including David HedgecockJoe HughesDavid Marriotte and a cavalcade of creators to be named later. Expect the usual scintillating chat, major announcements and even some fun giveaways, too.
IDW BookBuzz Live: A Spotlight on New and Upcoming TitlesSaturday, 3/24/18, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Room: 213AB
Editors Justin Eisinger and Alonzo Simon bring their online BookBuzz show to WonderCon with a comprehensive look at standout titles from the IDW 2018 schedule.

IDW’s World Famous Artist’s Edition and Artist’s Select Panel – New and Improved, Saturday, 3/24/18, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Room: 208
Join Director of Special Projects Scott Dunbier as he takes you upon a Magical Mystery Tour of all things related to great original art and classic comics. Come with questions, and he’ll have some great images to show you… and one or two nifty surprises to announce… and a very special guest star appearance!

 

SUNDAY

IDW’s Hey, Kids! (of All Ages) Comics PanelSunday, 3/25/18, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Room: 213AB
Join your friends at IDW Publishing for the IDW KID’S PANEL 2018! Join editors and talent to discuss all your favorite family-friendly comics, from Star Wars Adventures to My Little Pony: Friendship is Magicand beyond. Plus: KIDS! Learn from the experts on how you can become the next generation of comic book creators!

IDW Portfolio ReviewSunday, 3/25/18, 1:00p.m. – 2:00 p.m., Room: 206B
An IDW editor will review your artwork and offer advice on your portfolio.

The Official Sonic the Hedgehog/IDW Town Hall!Sunday, 3/25/18, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Room 300B
A townhall style panel focusing on the four Sonic The Hedgehog books IDW is publishing in April 2018. Special guests include Editor Joe Hughes, Associate Editor David Mariotte, writer Ian Flynn, and artist Tyson Hesse!

Aspen Comics Heads to WonderCon 2018

Aspen Comics has released their full WonderCon: Anaheim 2018 schedule of events for their appearance next weekend on March 23-25th. The Aspen Comics Booth #1213 will offer the world premiere of their fantasy action-adventure series with a special Jirni (Volume 3) #1 Jason Fabok WonderCon: Anaheim 2018 exclusive variant cover limited to 200 copies. Cover artist Fabok will also be appearing all weekend at WonderCon in artist alley.

Aspen creator Scott Lobdell (No World, Happy Death Day) will be appearing at the Aspen Booth on Saturday at 12pm to sign autographs.

Peter Steigerwald (The ZooHunters, Kick Ass) will also be appearing on Saturday only.

J.T. Krul (Jirni, Soulfire), Mark Roslan (Portal Bound, BubbleGun), Gabe Carrasco (Portal Bound), Frank Mastromauro (Shrugged, Overtaken) and Vince Hernandez (Charismagic, Fathom: Kiani) will be appearing all weekend long at the Aspen Comics Booth #1213.

The “Aspen Comics Celebrates 15 Years of Publishing” panel is on Saturday from 1-2pm in room 211 and will feature all of the aforementioned creators with a special inside look at upcoming Aspen titles, exciting news about Aspen’s future and more, including a Q&A with fans.

Aspen VP/Editor-in-Chief Vince Hernandez will be offering official Portfolio Reviews for artist samples Saturday (2:30-3:30pm) and Sunday (11:45-12:45pm) in Room 206B.

Cryptozoic Heads to WonderCon 2018 with Trading Cards and Games

Cryptozoic Entertainment has announced that it will sell six exclusive vinyl figures, preview upcoming trading card sets, and showcase tabletop games being released later this year at WonderCon Anaheim 2018, March 23-25 at the Anaheim Convention Center. The annual show brings together exhibitors, retailers, and fans in a celebration of comic books, films, TV, and other forms of popular culture.

At Booth #1337, Cryptozoic will sell five WonderCon-exclusive figures: Ravishing Red SupergirlGolden Idol Wonder WomanMidnight ChupacabraBlack & Gold Harley Quinn, and Metallic Blue Chun-Li. Those who bought the collectibles through online presales will be able to pick them up at the booth. Everyone else at the show can purchase the extremely limited figures while supplies last. In addition, Cryptozoic will sell the Caped Variant Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman figure, a Cryptozoic-exclusive that will be sold throughout the year at conventions and online directly from the company.

Trading card sets being displayed are based on Adult Swim’s popular Rick and Mortyand two of the most popular Super Hero series currently on television, Supergirl and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. Finally, Cryptozoic will show three upcoming games based on Rick and Morty, as well as several games featuring DC’s most popular characters.

“Orange County is our home and WonderCon is quickly emerging as one of the most important pop culture events of the year,” said Jamie Kiskis, VP of Marketing & Product Development at Cryptozoic Entertainment. “Since it’s our hometown, we’re pulling out all of the stops to offer our fans an unprecedented array of new releases and exclusive products. We are passionate about what we do and having the opportunity to interact with fans directly is always extremely enlightening for us.”

The exclusive vinyl figures being sold at Cryptozoic’s booth include:

Ravishing Red Supergirl: This is a variant of the popular figure from Cryptozoic’s DC Lil Bombshells line, which depicts DC’s favorite female characters in a retro style. This version of the figure sports only the color red as a nod to the character’s initial red costume in the DC Bombshells comic books, in which she fights for the Soviet Union before defecting. Each figure is stamped with the Supergirl logo on the base and is individually numbered (from 1 to 300) on the bottom. Designed by Pedro Astudillo and sculpted by Sam Greenwell, the 2.75-inch collectible comes packaged in Cryptozoic’s signature, collectible tin with a foil sticker that includes the Supergirl logo. It will be available for $25 at Cryptozoic’s booth.

Ravishing Red Supergirl

Golden Idol Wonder Woman: This is a variant of the figure from Cryptozoic’s DC TeekeezTM line, which is inspired by tiki culture and features iconic DC characters and a distinctive wood-carved aesthetic. Designed by Mark Doublin and sculpted by Stephan Ehl, this version of the figure pays tribute to Wonder Woman’s connection to the color gold, as well as the tradition of golden idols being much-sought-after items in popular culture. The 2.625-inch collectible comes packaged in Cryptozoic’s signature window box with a foil sticker marking it as exclusive. Like all DC TeekeezTM, it is stackable. It can be purchased at Cryptozoic’s booth for $20.

Midnight ChupacabraThis is a variant of the figure from Cryptozoic’s CryptkinsTM line, inspired by creatures that have been the subject of folklore and tabloid headlines for decades. Sculpted by Sam Greenwell, this version of the figure pays tribute to the creature’s nocturnal nature, the darker paint scheme echoing the darkness during his most active time of day. The 2.25-inch collectible comes packaged in Cryptozoic’s signature miniature crate with an “Exclusive Species” foil sticker. It will be sold at Cryptozoic’s booth for $10.

Black & Gold Harley Quinn: This is a variant of the figure from Cryptozoic’s DC Pumps line, featuring miniature high-heeled shoes inspired by the costumes, props, and personalities of DC’s favorite female Super Heroes and Super-Villains. This version of the figure pays homage to the black and gold dress worn by Harley Quinn in the 2016 movie Suicide Squad, as well as giving a nod to Harley’s love of the more expensive things in life, which are frequently gold-colored. The 2.25-inch collectible comes packaged in a high-fashion-style shoebox with a foil sticker marking it as exclusive. Each figure is individually numbered (from 1 to 300) on the bottom and will be sold for $15 at Cryptozoic’s booth.

Metallic Blue Chun-Li: This is a variant of the figure from the Street Fighter Lil Knockouts line, featuring fan-favorite characters from the long-running video game franchise. This version of the figure is all-blue as a tribute to the signature blue outfit usually sported by the character, the first female fighter in the series. Each figure is stamped with “30th Anniversary” on the base and is individually numbered (from 1 to 300) on the bottom. Designed by Pedro Astudillo and sculpted by Sam Greenwell, the 2.75-inch collectible comes packaged in Cryptozoic’s signature, collectible tin with a foil sticker marking the 30th anniversary of the Street Fighter series. It can be purchased for $25 at Cryptozoic’s booth.

Caped Variant Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman: This variant of the Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman figure exclusively sports a regal red, white, and blue cape that the regular version does not have. Designed by Pedro Astudillo and sculpted by Anders Ehrenborg, this 7-inch collectible pays tribute to Lynda Carter’s iconic rendition of the character in the Wonder Woman TV series, capturing both her look and spirit. The limited figure comes packaged in a display-worthy special edition window box, with each box individually numbered from 1 to 1977, the total number inspired by the recent Wonder Woman ’77 comic book series based on the 1970s TV show. The figure is available exclusively from Cryptozoic online and at various conventions—beginning with WonderCon—throughout the year for $39.99.

Cryptozoic will also preview several upcoming trading card sets based on popular TV series:

Rick and Morty Trading Cards Season 1: Recapturing all the zany, reality-altering moments from the first season of Adult Swim’s smash hit TV series Rick and Morty, this release features a 45-card Base Set, seven Chase Sets, randomly inserted Autograph and Sketch Cards, Printing Plates, and variants. Signers for the Autograph Cards include several members of the show’s voice cast. The hand-drawn Sketch Cards showcase a variety of interpretations of the characters from some of today’s hottest artists. The Chase Sets include “Characters,” “Rixty Minutes,” and “Anatomy Park,” as well as Temporary Tattoos, Scratch and Sniff, Standees, and Stickers. Cryptozoic will be giving away Promo Cards for the set at its booth during the show.

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Trading Cards Seasons 1 & 2: Based on the first two seasons of the hit WB TV show about Rip Hunter and his motley team of heroes and villains who travel all across time, it features a 72-card Base Set, three Chase Sets, and randomly inserted Autograph and Wardrobe Cards. Signers for the Autograph Cards include stars Arthur Darvill (Rip Hunter), Caity Lotz (Sara Lance/White Canary), Brandon Routh (Ray Palmer/The Atom), Franz Drameh (Jefferson Jackson/Firestorm), and Maisie Richardson-Sellers (Amaya Jiwe/Vixen). The three Chase Sets are “Character Bios,” “Legendary Objects,” and “Icons.” Cryptozoic will be giving away Promo Cards for the set at its booth.

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Trading Cards Seasons 1 & 2

Supergirl Trading Cards Season 1: The first set for the popular TV series about the Girl of Steel features a 72-card Base Set, three Chase Sets, randomly inserted Autograph, Wardrobe, and Prop Cards, and Redemption Cards that can be redeemed for actual props used on the show. The two redeemable full-size props were used on the show by the villainous Toyman: a Supergirl doll and the doll from the arcade. The three Chase Sets are “Character Bios,” providing descriptions of key characters; “Locations,” depicting places where key events in the first season happen; and “Cat Quotes,” featuring memorable quotations from the character Cat Grant. Promo cards for the upcoming set will be given to fans who visit Cryptozoic’s booth.

Supergirl Trading Cards Season 1

Finally, Cryptozoic will show several tabletop games based on Rick and Morty and the DC Universe:

Rick and Morty: The Pickle Rick Game: This intense 1-2 player game is based on the hugely popular “Pickle Rick” episode of Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty. One player plays as Pickle Rick as he tries to escape a heavily armed compound, while the other player takes on the roles of both the Russians and Jaguar as they try to stop him. The Pickle Rick player uses weapons cards to dole out damage and Air Vents to get out of jams as he or she tries to get to the Rooftop. The game includes both Pickle Rick and Jaguar miniatures that are moved across a dynamic board made up of tiles that are constantly being added, rotated, and flipped. Adding to the off-the-wall fun is the game’s packaging: It looks like a pickle!

Rick and Morty: The Pickle Rick Game

Rick and Morty: The Ricks Must Be Crazy Multiverse Game: In this engine-building game, 2-4 players take on the roles of Rick, Morty, Zeep, and Kyle as they introduce Power-making technology to different worlds, and then try to get that Power before their opponents. Based on the Rick and Morty episode “The Ricks Must Be Crazy,” gameplay takes place in four “’Verses” with unique attributes: the Rickverse, Microverse, Miniverse, and Teenyverse. Players spend Actions to build Power Supplies and Contraptions and move to different ’Verses. At the end of each round, Power generates from the bottom ’Verse up, and players utilize it to play One-Shot abilities, use Character Abilities, and power-up their Contraptions.

Rick and Morty: The Ricks Must Be Crazy Multiverse Game

Rick and Morty: The Rickshank Rickdemption Deck-Building Game: This 2-4 player sequel to Rick and Morty: Close Rick-Counters of the Rick Kind Deck-Building Game features a set of Council cards that cause players to vote to enact new rules, dramatic one-time effects, and other mysterious situations. Access Tokens give players votes and chances to devalue the Galactic Federation currency from 1 to 0. The game exudes off-the-wall Rick and Morty art and gameplay, even including a Szechuan Sauce card.

Art Not Final

DC Deck-Building Game: Rebirth: The latest entry in the DC Deck-Building Gameseries introduces Movement using eight Mighty Meeples wooden figures, including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, and Aquaman. The game features both competitive and cooperative modes, offering two distinctive ways to play. In both modes, Villains do not go into a player’s deck when defeated, but instead grant a one-time Reward. In competitive play, defeated Villains give players Victory Points and then go under their Super Hero cards. They can even be used to bribe rivals for various favors.

DC Deck-Building Game: Rebirth

Art Not Final

DC Deck-Building Game: Crisis Expansion Pack 4: The latest Crisis expansion for the DC Deck-Building Game series introduces the keyword “Unity” for Ongoing cards that get better as more teammates have them in play. The pack focuses on the Teen Titans and includes six Super Heroes from the Titans, original members of the group who are now all grown up and have something to prove. Another fresh twist to gameplay comes in the form of Personal Crisis cards, which may only directly affect one character, but can still take down the whole team if players don’t work together to solve the problem.

DC Deck-Building Game: Crisis Expansion Pack 4

DC Spyfall: In this new variation on the social deduction game Spyfall, 3-8 players take on the roles of DC’s greatest Super Heroes as they have a secret meeting at an iconic location, such as the Batcave, Daily Planet, or the Fortress of Solitude. The twist is that one of them is secretly the Joker in disguise. In the intense 8-minute rounds, the non-Joker players ask questions and give answers to deduce which one of them is the Clown Prince of Crime without giving away the location, while the Joker player tries to figure out the location before his or her identity is revealed! The game offers several innovations, including Ability cards and modes in which one player is Harley Quinn and all players have Joker cards.

Valiant Brings Harbinger Wars 2, Shadowman, and More to WonderCon 2018

It’s almost time for WonderCon 2018, and Valiant is ready to bring its A-game to Anaheim, California, for a weekend packed with panels, special guests, and stunning surprises!

From March 23rd to March 25th, join Valiant Entertainment inside the Anaheim Convention Center for an incredible roster of action-packed panels and programming, offering an inside scoop at the latest news from the most acclaimed independent superhero publisher in comics today – including can’t-miss details on series like Harbinger Wars 2, Shadowman, X-O Manowar, Bloodshot Salvationand much, much more!

First, on Friday, March 23rd, at 4:00 pm PT in Room 211, join us for Valiant Presents: Harbinger Wars 2 and Beyond! This summer, Harbinger Wars 2 – Valiant’s biggest, most ambitious and most impactful comic book event of all time – is about to erupt in full force as X-O Manowar, the Harbinger Renegades, Bloodshot, Secret Weapons, and a cast of thousands draw their battle lines! Valiant’s next major leap forward starts here… And don’t miss special looks and much, much more!

Next: New to the Valiant Universe? Look no further than the Valiant 101: Jump On Board Here! panel presentation on Saturday, March 24th at 12:00 pm PT in Room 211 – a concise and fun-filled introduction to the origins and adventures of Valiant’s greatest and most iconic heroes! Valiant has been hailed as the premier superhero publisher in comics today… Now, look no further than this panel of Valiant all-stars to find out where to start!

DC Entertainment Heads to WonderCon 2018

From 80 years of Superman to headline-making publishing initiatives, DC Entertainment will reveal further details regarding its innovative new imprints alongside the industry’s biggest artists and writers, as well as unfold a celebration for the record breaking Action Comics #1000 at WonderCon, taking place in Anaheim on March 23-25.

Pop culture history will be made when the series that launched the superhero genre and introduced Superman to the world, Action Comics, reaches its landmark 1000th issue. From the return of the red trunks to eight decades of hope, optimism and adventure, the DC’S Action Comics 1000: Celebrating 80 Years of Superman panel will not just celebrate the history of the legendary Super Hero, but discuss why Superman is needed now, more than ever before.

Plus, WonderCon will debut the first ever DC All Access live broadcast of the DC Publishers panel. Live from Anaheim on Saturday, March 24, the special 90-minute panel headlined by Jim Lee and Dan DiDio will feature a trove of surprise guests. Be there as the DC Publishers share their bold editorial vision that promises to expand readership like never before. Fans not attending Wondercon can watch the Livestream on the DC YouTube channel or on the DC Comics Facebook page.

DC’s expansive booth (#1101) will be a must visit for fans, hosting various exhibits showcasing DC’s world class characters, fan giveaways, and more. The booth will also host a packed signing schedule including appearances from Jim Lee alongside Alex Sinclair, bestselling writer Scott Snyder (DARK NIGHTS: METAL), the producers and writers behind the hit new CW series Black Lightning, the voice cast behind Cartoon Network’s Teen Titans Go!, the Constantine animated series from CW Seed and the forthcoming Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases Suicide Squad: Hell To Pay and Batman Ninja. VIP signings are only available through WonderCon’s online Exclusive Portal here. The final day of eligibility for VIP signings is Wednesday, March 14.

Across the aisle, the Graphitti Designs booth (#1001) will also feature a collection of rare, limited edition silver foil variant issues of DC’s hottest comics featuring covers by Mikel Janin (BATMAN #43), Stanley “Artgerm” Lau (SUPERGIRL #19) and Mitch Gerads (MISTER MIRACLE #7). All comics are priced at $15 each, bagged and boarded and available while supplies last.

From bestselling series to iconic characters, DC’s WonderCon programming features a collection of must attend panels (panelists and panel times are subject to change).

Friday, March 23

5:30-6:30 p.m. DC ACTION COMICS: CELEBRATING 80 YEARS OF SUPERMAN – As the longest-running superhero comic series in history reaches its millennial milestone, contributors to the star studded issue of ACTION COMICS #1000 include ACTION COMICS creative team Dan Jurgens and Norm Rapmund, DC Publisher Jim LeeJason Fabok (MAN OF STEEL miniseries), Alex SinclairandMarv Wolfman will join fans in a celebration of eight decades of enduring hope, optimism and adventure from the most iconic Super Hero of all time – Superman. Room: North 200B    

Saturday, March 24

10:00-11:30 a.m. DC PUBLISHERS – Streaming live from WonderCon to fans around the country, DC Publishers Jim Lee and Dan DiDio will highlight key initiatives that have made DC the talk of the industry.  The first few months of 2018 alone has produced two new imprints for young adult readers, The Sandman Universe line of comics overseen by Neil Gaiman, DC Black Label imprint, featuring a collection of edgy, provocative graphic novels and comic books, a new editorial team for iconic MAD Magazine and more. Some of the biggest names in publishing will take the stage with Jim and Dan to discuss how DC will elevate its iconic Super Heroes to a level never before reached. Room North 156

3:30 – 4:30 p.m. DC UNIVERSE – Featuring action-packed series that have enraptured fans and garnered critical acclaim, join some of the creative minds bringing DC Universe’s world class roster of iconic Super Heroes to life, including Mitch Gerads (MISTER MIRACLE), Julie Benson and Shawna Benson (BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY), Liam Sharp (THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD: BATMAN AND WONDER WOMAN), Josh Williamson (JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE, THE FLASH), and more for a compelling dive into the most talked about series in comics. Room: North 200B    

5:00-6:00 p.m. DC SUPER HERO GIRLS – Making headlines for chart topping sales, the wildly popular franchise aimed at young girls is taking the world by storm and introducing DC’s iconic characters to a new generation of fans. Anais Fairweather, who stars as Supergirl in the DC SUPER HERO GIRLS animated series, will join writer Shea Fontana, artists Monica Kubina and Yancey Labatand editor Marie Javins to discuss how the franchise, with its books, animated series and action figures, continues to enthrall parents and kids alike while giving its young fans superhero confidence. Room: 210

SundayMarch 25

10:30 – 11:30 p.m. DC – ART ACADEMY – Home to some of the most talented artists working in comics today, panelists including Dan Jurgens (ACTION COMICS), Yancey Labat (DC SUPER HERO GIRLS), Chris Uminga (DC Artists Alley line) and more will offer a special look into their visual approach in shaping some of DC’s most celebrated Super Heroes. Room: 210    

1:30-2:30 p.m. MAD – Featuring new faces and all-star contributors, the panel will give a sidesplitting preview of what’s to come in the world of MAD. Executive Editor Bill Morrison will be joined by legendary cartoonists and illustrators Tom Richmond and Sergio Aragones, new contributors Bob FingermanLuke McGarry and more for a laugh out loud look at the future of MADRoom: 213  

BOOM! Studios Announces their WonderCon Anaheim 2018 Panels

BOOM! Studios is heading to WonderCon 2018, which will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center, CA, during March 23-25. BOOM! Studios will once again occupy one the most prominent booths on the floor, #1301, and feature a diverse array of signings and exclusive merchandise.

Additionally, BOOM! Studios has announced a powerful line up of panel programming including:

Friday, March 23rd
2:00-3:00 BOOM! Studios: Discover Yours
—The world of BOOM! Studios has grown bigger than ever before, meaning there’s a comic book for every kind of fan, and this is the panel to Discover Yours! Join Josh Trujillo (Dodge City), Sarah Kuhn (Clueless), David F. Walker (Planet of The Apes) Ben Blacker & Ben Acker (The Thrilling Adventure Hour), Carly Usdin (Heavy Vinyl), Matt Gagnon (Editor-in-Chief, BOOM! Studios) & more as they reveal big news from the diverse imprints of BOOM! Studios, Archaia, BOOM! Box, and KaBOOM!, along with some special surprises for every fan in attendance. Moderated by Filip Sablik (President of Publishing & Marketing, BOOM! Studios). Room 211

SaturdayMarch 24th
2:30-3:30 Power Rangers: Shattered Grid
—Lord Drakkon has returned, and after the events of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #25, No Ranger Is Safe! Join writers Kyle Higgins (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) and Ryan Parrott (Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers), actor David Yost (“Billy Cranston,” Mighty Morphin Power RangersTV Series), Dafna Pleban (Editor, BOOM! Studios), Melissa Flores (Director, Power Rangers Content, Saban Brands) and more to discuss the first-ever Saban’s Power Rangers comic book event and what it means for the original teenagers with attitude. This panel will make Power Rangers history with a moment no Power Rangers fan can afford to miss, along with exclusive news and first looks! Moderated by journalist Joshua Yehl (IGN.com). Room 200B 

Sunday, March 25th
11:00-12:00 Pop Culture is LGBTQ
— BOOM! Studios and GLAAD present an honest discussion of LGBTQ representation in pop culture and the path forward to a brighter, more inclusive future, with special guests including Wilson Cruz (Actor, Star Trek: Discovery), Elliot Fletcher (Actor, The Fosters), CB Lee (Writer, Not Your Sidekick), Rian Sygh (Artist, The Backstagers), Josh Trujillo (Writer, Dodge City) and Megan Townsend (Director of Entertainment Research & Analysis, GLAAD). Moderated by journalist Tracy Brown (LA Times).  Room 211

Black Crown Reveals its Debut Titles and Creators

Earlier this month, Shelly Bond made headlines when she announced Black Crown, her new creator-owned imprint during IDW’s ECCC panel. She’s back at it again, this time at WonderCon, with juicy details to divulge about how Black Crown is taking shape, and she’s invited Peter Milligan and Tess Fowler to headline the imprint’s debut.

Milligan and Fowler will team on Kid Lobotomy, which will not only kick off Black Crown in face-melting fashion, but also set the tone of the buzz-worthy and hotly anticipated new line (no pressure, guys)!

Kid, as he’s affectionately referred to, is the youngest descendant of a strange, overbearing hotelier. While he sports rock star good looks, Kid Lobotomy has more in common with Hannibal than Morrissey in his prime. Unsuspecting hotel guests who check in to “The Suites” are in danger of losing more than their luggage. Living up to his name, Kid has shed a few brain cells in his day, which naturally makes him qualified to perform a lobotomy or two. And why let those brain bits go to waste when he can use them to help — or unwittingly harm — his subjects? Ultimately, Kid hopes to restore some of his sanity. But can he survive the truth about his cursed lineage and face what runs rampant throughout the torturous hotel hallways? Simply put, you’ve never read anything like this.

Kid Lobotomy is a sub-cranial gothic scream of obsession, love, and the perennial dream of an upgrade to the executive suite and will be extensively previewed at July’s Comic-Con International and launch in October 2017.

Joëlle Jones’ DC Collectibles Cover Girls Collection

Eisner Award nominated artist Joëlle Jones has been tapped to take over the popular DC Collectibles Cover Girls statue line. Announced today during the DC Collectibles panel at WonderCon, the fan-favorite artist for Supergirl: Being Super and Lady Killer will give fans and collectors her unique take on iconic DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains. Jones will first take on mischievous vixen Harley Quinn, with Supergirl, Batgirl, and Mera statues slated to follow in 2018.

Created in 2009, the DC Cover Girls line has been graced by talented artists, most recently with famed designers Adam Hughes and Stanley Lau leaving their mark through creative interpretations of the renowned characters. With an already strong presence at DC through her work on the critically acclaimed comic, Supergirl: Being Super, Jones will lend her unique style and uncanny ability to capture energy and expression, and hail as the first female designer of the Cover Girls line.

Inspired by the powerful women of the DC Universe, Cover Girls has been a long-running line for DC Collectibles, with dynamic depictions of the most famous superheroines and supervillains in the form of premium 9” statues.

Get a first-look at how Joëlle plans to put her spin on the fierce female characters below.

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