Comic Book Therapy » Events http://www.comicbooktherapy.com News, reviews and happenings in the Comic Book World. Get your Daily Comic Book Therapy Today Fri, 12 Jun 2015 14:13:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Phoenix Comicon 15: Photo Ops on Sale! Membership Quantities Updated! 7 Days Left! http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/phoenix-comicon-15-photo-ops-on-sale-membership-quantities-updated-7-days-left-276885 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/phoenix-comicon-15-photo-ops-on-sale-membership-quantities-updated-7-days-left-276885#comments Thu, 21 May 2015 01:04:01 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=276885 That is correct, Phoenix Comicon is almost here! Are you ready?  Here’s a press release that we just received with some additional information that might be useful to all attendees.  Have a look:    Phoenix Comicon 2015 Photo Ops are now on sale! Check out phoenixcomicon.com/shop and click on the Photos tab. Photo Ops will […]

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That is correct, Phoenix Comicon is almost here! Are you ready? 

Here’s a press release that we just received with some additional information that might be useful to all attendees.  Have a look:

  

Phoenix Comicon 2015 Photo Ops are now on sale! Check out phoenixcomicon.com/shop and click on the Photos tab.

Photo Ops will be taken up on the Third Floor in the Hall of Heroes. Each photo op can have up to four people in it.

Each photo op session has limits on how many can be sold so we recommend you buy online prior to the show. If photo ops have not sold out you will be able to buy them onsite. We print your photo op right there onsite within minutes of taking it.

What about autographs?

The autograph schedule will go online tomorrow, May 21st. Keep an eye on our website tomorrow for the signing times!
 
Phoenix Comicon is updating quantity limits on membership sales.
A message from Convention Director Matt Solberg:
We’ve listened to your feedback from last year, we’ve read the survey comments, and we strive to make continual improvements to Phoenix Comicon.
We are updating our membership quantity limits that we sell to improve your experience onsite. While the facility can hold a larger number of attendees, especially with our expansion to the Third Floor, we choose to only sell to a level that we feel allows a good experience for everyone. If you haven’t purchased your pass yet, and have specific plans to attend the full weekend or for a specific day, I encourage you to purchase earlier than waiting. We will continue to sell passes online and onsite until they sell out (should they sell out). While we have strong numbers of memberships available now, this weekend is when we see increased sale activity. Do not assume that since we have quantities available now that those same quantities will be available next week.
We can’t guarantee everyone will get into their favorite panel, or get to meet their favorite guest, but we believe that by more closely monitoring our membership sales we can enhance your visit and not pack everyone in tightly. While the Convention Center is large, it’s not the TARDIS.
We understand that even with limits there may be times of congestion in select areas and that lines will form. The number one complaint we heard last year was about lines. Photo op lines. Main Ballroom lines. That dang* Bruce Campbell line (*language has been updated to be family friendly).
There are lines at Phoenix Comicon. We cannot eliminate lines. But we can better manage lines. We’ve made structural and process improvements to our line process. To read our full list of improvements and more about this update click here.
While it would be great to think we will never make a mistake, reality is that we will. We’re human and while we make the best decisions we can, not all of those decisions turn out well. I’m proud though that we don’t make the same mistakes from year to year. Why would we want to make the same mistake, when there are all new mistakes we can make? 😀
As we’re one week away we all are working hard at putting on the best show we can. We encourage early purchase of memberships to avoid missing out on attending Phoenix Comicon. Thank you for your support and see you in a week!
Matt Solberg

Convention Director


Registration Updates

What’s the first thing to do when arriving at Phoenix Comicon 2015? Go to Registration! Located in the North Building Room 120 near Monroe and 3rd Street, you must get your Phoenix Comicon Badge from Registration before you can attend any events. Attendees, volunteers, press, media – everyone needs to go to Registration before anything else (except Exhibitors – you’ll go to Registration on Thursday).
If you’ve already bought your passes online, bring your barcode printout or have the barcode ready on your smartphone for us to scan. Buying your passes on site? Just like it was at Fan Fest, Registration is Cashless – Visa and Mastercard are the only accepted forms of payment.
Registration opens at 10am on Thursday, May 28th. Here are the full Registration hours all weekend:
Thursday: 10am – 9pm

Friday: 9am – 9pm

Saturday: 8am – 9pm

Sunday: 9am – 5pm

West 301 Updates
So if Registration is now in Room 120, where are the celebrity panels going to be? Upstairs in the West Building, Room 301! This is the first time Phoenix Comicon is using the Third Floor, so there are some things to know.
Room 301 is located across the Skybridge from the Third Floor Hall of Heroes – where the celebrities sign autographs, take photos, and where you can find the costuming groups. You can use the Skybridge connecting the North and West Buildings to get to Room 301, but there is no stopping or loitering on the Skybridge.
We do not clear the room between panels. You can stay for as many panels as you want, but there are some things to be aware of. Seat saving is not permitted – you can’t hold a few seats for friends coming to a later panel. If you need to leave to go to the restroom, you can get a pass that allows re-admittance for that panel only.
There is no flash photography, video or audio recording permitted in Room 301. Do not throw items in the room. Throwing items may result in the loss of your membership badge. Take your trash with you and throw it away as you leave the room.
If you arrive at Room 301 and it is full, there are clearly marked line queues outside of the room. As we do not clear the rooms between panels and force everyone out, please understand that there may be more people waiting in line than there are seats available. As seats become available, we will clearly communicate this and allow as many people in the room as we can.
In between panels, we will have more detailed information on display about which doors to use to exit, and some general reminders. Please reach out to a volunteer if you have any questions!
Line Updates
We’ve heard your feedback, and we’re making changes. Phoenix Comicon 2015 will have new and improved line and access control! Expect better communication, physical line markers, and custom restroom passes—all designed to get you in and out of panels with ease. Our Line & Access Control team is dedicated to making sure that you have the best experience possible at Phoenix Comicon, and here’s what you can expect:
Clearly marked line queues. We started using 3 foot pipe and drape to designate room lines at Fan Fest. You can expect to see these physical barriers set up throughout the convention where lines happen so there is no question about where to line up.
Clear communication. Our Line and Access staff will be working together to provide clear and consistent updates about when lines are opening and closing. Instead of being told “15 minutes” you can expect to hear “we are opening this line at 12:30.”
More room. We’ve moved the Photo Ops and Celebrity Autograph areas up to the Third Floor. This new space gives us a lot more room to use the pipe and drape and clearly mark lines.

Lines are going to happen, but we’re working to make sure that your line experience at Phoenix Comicon is vastly improved.

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IMAGE EXPO RETURNS TO SAN FRANCISCO http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/image-expo-returns-to-san-francisco-276841 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/image-expo-returns-to-san-francisco-276841#comments Mon, 18 May 2015 18:56:58 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=276841   Image Comics takes industry by storm with a line-up of exciting creator-owned announcements Image Comics is thrilled to announce the return of IMAGE EXPO, taking place once again in the San Francisco Bay Area, on July 2, 2015! Image Comics will floor fans with a slate of all-new, exciting creator-owned news and creator appearances. […]

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Image Comics takes industry by storm with a line-up of exciting creator-owned announcements

Image Comics is thrilled to announce the return of IMAGE EXPO, taking place once again in the San Francisco Bay Area, on July 2, 2015! Image Comics will floor fans with a slate of all-new, exciting creator-owned news and creator appearances. The event is open to all fans, comics retailers, librarians, and members of the media.

This will be an all-day event, featuring such guests as Robert Kirkman (THE WALKING DEAD, OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA), Brian K. Vaughan (SAGA, WE STAND ON GUARD), Steve Skroce (WE STAND ON GUARD), Tula Lotay (SUPREME: BLUE ROSE), and Greg Rucka(LAZARUS). In addition, there will be special surprise guests in attendance.

Tickets to the event are now available for sale. Image Comics is pleased to offer early bird pricing through the end of May 2015 with General Admission tickets available at $20 and Premium Admission tickets available at $50.

A General Admission Ticket will grant one (1) person entry to Image Expo and includes a program guide book, access to all programming and events, and admittance to the official Image Expo after party for a chance to mingle with creators, press, retailers, and fellow fans.

A Premium Admission Ticket will grant one (1) person entry to Image Expo and includes a program guide book, access to all programming and events, guaranteed premium seating during programming, a pack of Image Expo exclusive variants, one (1) pass to an exclusive signing with creators behind the Image Expo variants, a T-shirt, an Image Comics-branded cloth tote bag, and access to the official Image Expo after party.

Starting June 1, General Admission with be $25 and Premium Admission will be $65. Seating is limited. Admission for retailers and members of the media is complimentary. Don’t miss your chance to meet creators, attend panels and signings, receive exclusive swag, and get the scoop on all that Image Comics has in store.

Image Comics fans can follow the latest Image Expo updates at imagecomics.com/expo


 

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Phoenix Comicon Adds More Guests! http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/phoenix-comicon-adds-more-guests-276734 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/phoenix-comicon-adds-more-guests-276734#comments Thu, 30 Apr 2015 01:37:36 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=276734 Are you ready for another Phoenix Comicon? Every year PCC brings an amazing array of artists and personalities to Phoenix, and this year is not the exception. Check out the following press release and get your tickets now!     Christopher Lloyd Christopher Lloyd is best known for playing Doc Emmett Brown in the Back to the […]

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Are you ready for another Phoenix Comicon? Every year PCC brings an amazing array of artists and personalities to Phoenix, and this year is not the exception. Check out the following press release and get your tickets now! 
  
Christopher Lloyd
Christopher Lloyd is best known for playing Doc Emmett Brown in the Back to the Future trilogy, Uncle Fester in The Addams Family and its sequel Addams Family Values, and Judge Doom in Who Framed Roger Rabbit. He rose to prominence in the 1980s as Jim Ignatowski in the television series Taxi.

Lloyd has used his vocal talents in animation, frequently voicing villains. He provided voice to the character The Hacker on the animated PBS series Cyberchase. Lloyd has won three Primetime Emmy Awards and an Independent Spirit Award, and has been nominated for two Saturn Awards and a Daytime Emmy Award.

Lloyd attended the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York and studied with renowned acting teacher Sanford Meisner. He appeared in more than 200 stage productions before segueing into film with his debut in 1975 as Taber inOne Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest starring Jack Nicholson.

Barry Bostwick, Patricia Quinn, and Nell Campbell from The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Tony Award Winner Barry Bostwick played Brad Majors in Rocky Horror and went on to gain notoriety on stage and on screen where he’s appeared in titles including Spin City, Supernatural, and Scandal.

Patricia Quinn played Magenta both on stage and in the film version of Rocky Horror. She continued acting with roles in I, Claudius, Shock Treatment, Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life, and Doctor Who.

Nell Campbell also appeared in both stage and film versions of Rocky Horror as Colombia. Following the film she continued to perform on stage in productions including A Street Car Named Desire, You Should Be So Lucky, and Nine.

David Morrissey
David Morrissey is known for his role as The Governor in the AMC television series The Walking Dead, which earned him a Saturn Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor on Television. He also played the character Jackson Lake in the 2008 Doctor Who episode “The Next Doctor.” The RTS Television Award winner has also appeared in titles including The Deal, Blitz, The Other Boleyn Girl, and The Reaping.

Star Trek Continues to Debut Episode 4 at Phoenix Comicon 2015
On Friday, May 29th at Phoenix Comicon, Star Trek Continues will be premiering Episode 4: The White Iris. This is the second premier that the web-series Star Trek Continues has done at Phoenix Comicon with Episode 1: Pilgrim of Eternity premiering at the 2013 event. Cast attending the premier and doing a panel afterwards will be Vic Mignogna, Todd Haberkorn, Chuck Huber, Chris Doohan, Kim Stinger, Wyatt Lenhart and Michele Specht.

Star Trek Continues is aimed at completing the final two years of the original five-year mission.They recently held a Kickstarter and successfully raised $214,584, exceeding its goal of $100,000. The sum is slated to cover the production costs of two additional episodes, and to facilitate the construction of an engineering room and planet set.

Vic Mignogna has been acting from the age of eight all the way through college, where he majored in film and minored in theatre. Vic has been in countless professional stage and film productions, but perhaps is best known as a prolific voice actor for over 200 animated series and video games including Fullmetal AlchemistDragonball ZPokemon, and many more. As a young boy, Vic fell in love with Star Trek and is realizing his boyhood dream to play the role of Captain Kirk.

Todd Haberkorn got his professional start in stage productions as a boy. He went on to earn a degree in theatre from SMU. Being in front of and behind the camera in almost every capacity, Todd is an accomplished actor, director, producer and writer. He works in every medium from animation and film to voice over and theatre. Todd continues to produce with his own company, Out of the Office Productions.

Chuck Huber has been a TV, film, and stage actor for over 20 years, most notably at Chicago’s Goodman Theater. He is a producer, co-writer, and co-star of the bilingual border drama Fragility of Seconds, which took the Gold Remi at the Houston International Film Festival. He’s also writer/director of Arbor Day: The Musical and has guest starred in NBC, Fox, and CBS dramas. Chuck has also worked as director, writer, and actor for popular Cartoon Network programs, and voices over 200 characters for the Cartoon Network, Funimation, and Syfy.

Chris Doohan is no stranger to Star Trek, having spent time on the original series sets with his father. He began his acting adventure on the Enterprise in 1979 in Star Trek: The Motion Picture – the first of several appearances on the beloved ship. His most recent trek put him in the transporter room of the critically acclaimed Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness – sharing the screen with the new Scotty, Simon Pegg. Chris has also done several character voice-overs for the Starship Farragut animated episodes, including that of the iconic engineer himself.

Kim Stinger has appeared in film, on television, in commercials, and on the web. She has had roles on shows like The Bold and the BeautifulAmerica’s Most Wanted, and the films Thunder Geniusesand Pastor Jones 2: Lord, Save My Daughter. Lt. Uhura will be a standout among her roles, not only because of Kim’s respect for Nichelle Nichols (who originated the iconic character), but also for the tremendous enthusiasm Trek fans have for Uhura and the entire cast of the classic series.

Wyatt Lenhart has been acting since he was a child, playing roles like Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor DreamcoatInto The Woods: Rapunzel’s Prince, and more. He’s won several classical piano competitions and enjoys composing, singing, and playing bass with his band. Wyatt also works as a flight director at the Christa McAuliffe Space Education Center, taking young students to distant destinations in the galaxy. He comes from a family of nine where the ultimate family pastime is anything Star Trek.

In addition to her role as the Enterprise’s first ship’s counselor, Michele Specht is known to scifi fans as bounty hunter Red in Fallout: Nuka Break, and as Betty the Manipulation Core in the Portal-based Aperture R&D. Although she started her career with classical training – earning degrees in both theatre and classical music – she began her Los Angeles career in sketch comedy. While currently making a living in TV and film appearances, voice acting, and commercials, she first spent 10 years creating and performing original characters, sketches, musicals, and short films all over LA and beyond – including the HBO Comedy Workspace and multiple comedy festivals. She lives in Los Angeles and spends most of her time on set being told in various forms: “Great – now turn it down a notch.”

Phoenix Comicon is a one of the premier pop culture events in the nation. Join us May 28-31, 2015 at the Phoenix Convention Center. For membership information and all of the latest details, visit phoenixcomicon.com.

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Convention Brings Celebrities, Costumes, Comics to Phoenix http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/convention-brings-celebrities-costumes-comics-to-phoenix-275859 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/convention-brings-celebrities-costumes-comics-to-phoenix-275859#comments Wed, 21 Jan 2015 20:44:05 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=275859 Fifth Annual Amazing Arizona Comic Con hits Phoenix Convention Center Feb.13-15, 2015 The Amazing Arizona Comic Convention returns to the Valley in February to entertain fans once again with the latest and greatest from the world of comics, featuring the creator of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Kevin Eastman, and including the artists behind many recent […]

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Fifth Annual Amazing Arizona Comic Con hits Phoenix Convention Center Feb.13-15, 2015

The Amazing Arizona Comic Convention returns to the Valley in February to entertain fans once again with the latest and greatest from the world of comics, featuring the creator of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Kevin Eastman, and including the artists behind many recent blockbuster movies, such as Guardians of the Galaxy and Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

The fifth annual convention will take place at Phoenix Convention Center Feb. 13-15, 2015. The event’s guest list is indeed one of the best of any comic convention in the southwest, sure to thrill the most die-hard comic book fans, but the weekend also offers exciting entertainment for the general public, including special Friday the 13th programming and a Valentine’s Day costume contest that promises to be a visual spectacle!

Throughout the weekend, more than 150 exhibitors will pack the show floor, and more than 200 talented artists will sign autographs and do sketches in the artist alley. Fans will also have weekend-long access to many of their favorite comic book creators doing Q&A sessions.

Featured Guests (and the architects of today’s popular culture):

· Kevin Eastman – for more than three decades, kids (and adults) have watched the TMNT movies, enjoyed the cartoons and played with the toys. Eastman created TMNT and started the whole enterprise as an independent comic book.

· Steve McNiven – the most important Marvel Comics artist of the century; best-known for top-charting Civil War and Old Man Logan, and for revamping Guardians of the Galaxy. His most recent work is perhaps his most monumental: Death of Wolverine. This will be his first appearance in Phoenix, at Amazing Arizona ComicCon.

· Rob Liefeld – creator of Deadpool, the most popular character in the Marvel Universe, whose title movie will be released by Fox next year. Liefeld created popular X-Men mainstays such as Cable, Domino, Shatterstar and X-Force before launching Image Comics. This will be Liefeld’s only Phoenix appearance in 2015.

· Greg Capullo – his pencils have placed Batman on the top of the charts more than any single artist in the last four years. His previous work includes Spawn, Haunt and Creech for Image Comics, and a fan-favorite run on X-Force for Marvel Comics.

· Steve Epting – creator of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, released last year

· Power Rangers – an all-star lineup of actors from the popular TV series will attend the event all weekend long.

Additional programming highlights:

– Family Feud Cosplay – Friday night: A twist on the popular TV game show, teams of cosplayers will compete in a Family Feud-style game of geek fandom.

– Friday the 13th Make-up Contest – Friday night: Make-up context hosted by Alana Rose, fan favorite from SyFy Channel’s FACE/OFF.

– Wolverine Spotlight Panel – Saturday afternoon: Elite group of Wolverine creators converge on Phoenix at Amazing Arizona ComicCon, from the very first artist Herb Trimpe to the artist who “killed Logan,” Steve McNiven, and original artist Adam Kubert. Group autograph session following panel.

– Costume Contest – Saturday night: Phoenix is home to one of the best cosplay communities in the southwest, and this annual contest never disappoints! Two separate divisions: New-Comer and Expert with prizes awarded to the best in each group, as well as a grand prize for Best in Show!

– Kids’ Day – Sunday, all day:

o Free sketches by Mat Nastos, one of the artists behind the Disney Channel’s Phineas and Ferb, and artists from Adventure Time and My Little Pony. For kids 10 and under only.

o Costume parade, with all participants receiving a special prize

o Spotlights on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Power Rangers and more!

o Video Game Arena with favorite titles including Call of Duty & Mario Cart, on the newest platforms (Xbox One and PS4)

– All weekend long:

o DIY Workshops – local family of costumers, GARAGE FX, will demo DIY makeup and costuming on the floor of the main hall, where fans can craft their cosplay and props from everyday items

o Spirited costume groups – including Arizona Avengers (an exclusive costuming group based on Marvel Comics’ The Avengers), live action Star Wars troop The 501st, and Justice League Arizona (a ‘cosplay’ group based on DC heroes), who will pose for pictures and engage with fans and media

o Guest appearances by stars of the reality show Heroes of Cosplay: enthusiastic newcomer Chloe Dykstra and friendly veteran Jessica Merizan

TICKET INFORMATION:
Friday- or Sunday-only passes – $25
Saturday passes – $35
Weekend passes – $60
VIP tickets – $160-$200
Kids 10 and under – FREE all weekend with a paid adult

Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster locations, the Phoenix Convention Center box office, and online. Ticket information, VIP upgrades, and regular event updates are available at www.AmazingArizonaComicCon.com.

Programming is updated almost daily, so please check http://amazingarizonacomiccon.com/programming/ for the latest.

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NYCC 14: DARK HORSE REVEALS AN ALL-NEW GAME OF THRONES® FIGURE http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/nycc-14-dark-horse-reveals-an-all-new-game-of-thrones-figure-275268 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/nycc-14-dark-horse-reveals-an-all-new-game-of-thrones-figure-275268#comments Mon, 13 Oct 2014 21:32:12 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=275268 Game Of Thrones fans rejoice: HODOR! PRESS RELEASE: Dark Horse is kicking things off at New York Comic Con with the reveal of the latest release in its growing line of figures based on characters from the smash-hit HBO® series Game of Thrones! Hodor has emerged as a favorite character in the HBO series, often […]

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Game Of Thrones fans rejoice: HODOR!
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PRESS RELEASE:

Dark Horse is kicking things off at New York Comic Con with the reveal of the latest release in its growing line of figures based on characters from the smash-hit HBO® series Game of Thrones!

Hodor has emerged as a favorite character in the HBO series, often seen carrying the disabled Bran.

Dark Horse is now revealing a special sculpture of the two characters: Hodor with Bran Stark in a woven carrier strapped to his back. All the details from the series are captured, and the exacting paint application conveys the subtleties of character likeness and costume. Practically a double figure, it measures over nine inches tall, keeping the size proportions of previous releases in the line.

The prototype will be revealed at the Dark Horse booth (#1636) at New York Comic Con, held October 9–12 at Jacob Javits Center in New York City. The figure is slated for an April 15, 2015, on-sale date in stores.

Hodor and Bran join other new Dark Horse Game of Thrones figures in April 2015: Tywin Lannister, Joffrey Baratheon, and Petyr (“Littlefinger”) Baelish.

“We have been floored by the response to these figures,” Dark Horse Product Development head David Scroggy noted, “and this one is our most ambitious yet.”

The Game of Thrones: Hodor and Bran Stark figure will have a suggested retail price of $39.99.

What do you think fellow collectors? Are you getting this figure?

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NYCC 14: CCP GAMES AND DARK HORSE COMICS ENLIST BRIAN WOOD FOR EVE: VALKYRIE http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/nycc-14-ccp-games-and-dark-horse-comics-enlist-brian-wood-for-eve-valkyrie-275264 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/nycc-14-ccp-games-and-dark-horse-comics-enlist-brian-wood-for-eve-valkyrie-275264#comments Mon, 13 Oct 2014 21:21:04 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=275264 If you are a fan of the video game EVE: Valkyrie and can’t get enough of it, well we have some great news for you. Official Press Release As announced on Dark Horse’s Powered By Creators panel at New York Comic Con, Brian Wood will be penning a brand-new miniseries based on EVE: Valkyrie, the […]

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If you are a fan of the video game EVE: Valkyrie and can’t get enough of it, well we have some great news for you.

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Official Press Release

As announced on Dark Horse’s Powered By Creators panel at New York Comic Con, Brian Wood will be penning a brand-new miniseries based on EVE: Valkyrie, the critically acclaimed video game in development by CCP Games.

With art by Eduardo Francisco, this tale will tell the origin story of pilot Rán and the rise of the Valkyrie.

In development at CCP’s Newcastle studio, EVE: Valkyrie is a multiplayer dogfighting shooter set in the EVE universe that uses virtual reality to give players the sense of being real pilots in EVE Online spaceships. It is based on the EVE-VR tech demo that won several major awards at E3 2013.

CCP Games, a leading independent developer of massively multiplayer games and creators of EVE Online, has partnered with Dark Horse Comics to deliver amazing books as epic as the online universe from which they are spawned: EVE: True Stories, EVE: Source, and EVE Universe: The Art of New Eden.

EVE Online (PC/Mac) is a captivating science-fiction game in which hundreds of thousands of players compete for riches, power, glory, and adventure in a single universe.

Eve: Valkyrie #1 is on sale June 3, 2015. Preorder your copy today!

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NYCC 14: IDW Publishing Recaps. http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/nycc-14-idw-publishing-recaps-275260 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/nycc-14-idw-publishing-recaps-275260#comments Mon, 13 Oct 2014 21:02:06 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=275260 New York Comic Con is over, and a lot of exciting announcements happened during the weekend that made fans go nuts! Check the following press release from IDW: Publisher Partnerships, Monumental Collaborations And New Series Announced San Diego, CA (October 13, 2014) – The eyes of the world were watching New York Comic Con 2014 […]

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New York Comic Con is over, and a lot of exciting announcements happened during the weekend that made fans go nuts!

Check the following press release from IDW:

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Publisher Partnerships, Monumental Collaborations And New Series Announced

San Diego, CA (October 13, 2014) – The eyes of the world were watching New York Comic Con 2014 for major announcements and this year IDW Publishing took the stage to reveal an impressive array of projects that are coming soon!

IDW & Disney Publishing Collaboration
Beginning in early 2015, fans can expect to see the first wave of classic Disney masterpieces featured in an array of award-winning and innovative publications from IDW.
Monthly Comic Series – This monumental collaboration kicks off with multiple monthly series featuring some of the most iconic characters of all time: Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Pluto, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, and many more!
Artist’s Editions – The award-winning Artist’s Edition line will feature collections from the immense talents who have contributed to many beloved Disney comics over the years starting with the legendary Carl Barks and Don Rosa.
IDW Limited – With original art, signature plates, and unique display designs, IDW Limited will offer a number of Disney series in deluxe limited editions.
Micro Comics Fun Packs – Packed with a mini-comic, stickers, posters, and more, the Micro-Comic Fun Pack has been captivating new comic audiences on a mass-market scale and IDW will expand this successful line with multiple Disney properties.
Library of American Comics – Beginning in 2015, the LOAC will begin collecting the various newspaper strips that have featured iconic Disney characters.

IDW & Marvel Partnership Expansion
Artist’s Editions –

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IDW and Marvel opened NYCC 2014 with the announcement they will partner once again to add titles and creators that will rightfully take theirs places among an already illustrious list of Marvel related IDW Artist’s Editions. Stay tuned for supporting announcements!
Library of American Comics Spider-Man Newspaper Comics – IDW and Marvel continued to amaze NYCC conventions goers and fans across the globe with the announcement that are teaming up to bring the world’s most popular super-hero, the Amazing Spider-Man to IDW’s Library of American Comics imprint. Launched in 1977, the Spider-Man newspaper strips feature the kind of fast-paced action and genuine human emotion that have made Peter Parker a star in movies, theatre, TV, video games, and the comic books that started it all back in 1962 with Amazing Fantasy #15.
Avengers Micro Comic Fun Packs – In one the more fun announcements of NYCC 2014, IDW and Marvel revealed they are giving Avengers fans one more way to keep up with their favorite superhero team, in the form of Avengers Micro Comic Fun Packs! Look for them in both comic shops and mass retail spring of 2015!
IDW Limited’s Marvel Artist Select Series – IDW and Marvel concluded NYCC 2014 with the announcement of an all-new series that will celebrate the most iconic Marvel characters and fan-favorite storylines in an all-new, deluxe, limited-edition format produced by IDW Limited.

Douglas Adams’ Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency Comic Series
In partnership with Ideate Media, IDW Publishing announced that Douglas Adams’ beloved fictional “holistic detective” Dirk Gently will be appearing in his first-ever comic-book series. The series launching in spring 2015, will be written by Chris Ryall, IDW’s Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief and creator/writer of series such as Zombies vs Robots, Groom Lake, and The Hollows. The series artist will be Tony Akins (Fables), and Chew co-creator Rob Guillory has contributed a first cover image, too. Full story details and release information will follow soon.

G.I. Joe: Snake Eyes

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The fan-favorite G.I. Joe ninja is set to strike out on his own in an all-new series, G.I. Joe: Snake Eyes: Agent of COBRA! Debuting in January of 2015, this series builds upon the acclaimed new G.I. Joe series, released last month. With an exciting creative team and a secretive mission, the stakes have never been higher!

Other exciting comic series announcements made during the week were Jem & the Holograms with Hasbro, Millennium with Fox Entertainment and Powerpuff Girsl: Super Smash Up! with Cartoon Network. For developing news on these projects and more visit www.idwpublishing and follow IDW on Facebook and Twitter @IDWPublishing.com.

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NYCC Day 4 Social Wrap Up http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/nycc-day-4-social-wrap-up-275253 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/nycc-day-4-social-wrap-up-275253#comments Mon, 13 Oct 2014 19:40:23 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=275253 NYCC 2014 certainly went out with a bang, as Day 4 brought more surprises and gossip-filled panels for all the fans in attendance on Sunday. Once again it was the television panels that generated the most interest, with new Batman-origins show Gotham taking the top spot. The cast and crew were on-hand to answer questions […]

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NYCC 2014 certainly went out with a bang, as Day 4 brought more surprises and gossip-filled panels for all the fans in attendance on Sunday. Once again it was the television panels that generated the most interest, with new Batman-origins show Gotham taking the top spot. The cast and crew were on-hand to answer questions and talk about their experiences on the show so far. Gotham fans were also treated to a special sneak peak of scenes from upcoming episodes. Marvel also had a good Sunday thanks to their exclusive Marvel Unlimited panel, which was only available for Marvel Unlimited + ticket holders. The lucky few were treated to tons of footage from Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, the new Guardians of the Galaxy animated series and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D spin-off Agent Carter. Those present took to social media to convey their excitement, promoting those outside of the panel to wonder when these clips and promos might become available to the wider world. Kevin Bacon, who was present at The Following panel, was the big individual buzz winner of the day. NYCC has attracted many of the world’s biggest stars this year, proving that the event could well be a realistic challenger to San Diego for the comic-con crown!

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NYCC Day 3 Social Wrap Up http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/nycc-day-3-social-wrap-up-275249 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/nycc-day-3-social-wrap-up-275249#comments Mon, 13 Oct 2014 02:54:41 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=275249 Day 3 at NYCC was dominated by television and unsurprisingly the biggest buzz of the day went to The Walking Dead. Season 5 of the smash hit zombie-filled drama premieres tonight on AMC and yesterday’s panel gave fans a look at the first 4 minutes of the tonight’s episode. Cast and crew were also on […]

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Day 3 at NYCC was dominated by television and unsurprisingly the biggest buzz of the day went to The Walking Dead. Season 5 of the smash hit zombie-filled drama premieres tonight on AMC and yesterday’s panel gave fans a look at the first 4 minutes of the tonight’s episode. Cast and crew were also on hand to answer questions on how the show will be developing this season, helping The Walking Dead generate 18,256 mentions and 4,664 Intent-to-View mentions. However, The Walking Dead had tough competition for the Day 3 top spot from Marvel’s latest TV show Daredevil, which will be premiering exclusively on Netflix soon. The series, which stars Boardwalk Empire favourite Charlie Cox in the title role, held a panel where cast and crew presented the first footage from the series, as well as promotional posters and pictures. The Netflix series generated 17,762 mentions and 2,111 ITV mentions during the course of NYCC Day 3. The big film winner was The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, which had an unofficial panel curated by OneRing.net. The panel speculated on what fans might see in the film, divulged some inside information and some unofficial sneak peaks. Arrow’s Stephen Amell was the big individual hit of the day, generating 5,606 mentions. The actor’s spotlight session was extremely popular with fans, who also had the opportunity to meet the star during the day for autographs and photos.
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NYCC Day 2 Social Round Up http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/nycc-day-2-social-round-up-275246 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/nycc-day-2-social-round-up-275246#comments Sat, 11 Oct 2014 22:18:47 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=275246 Friday was Marvel Day at NYCC, with the studio dropping several surprises on fans during the course of the day! The biggest news of the day from Marvel was the announcement that this summer’s biggest blockbuster ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ would be getting an animated series for the Disney XD channel. The announcement generated a […]

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Friday was Marvel Day at NYCC, with the studio dropping several surprises on fans during the course of the day! The biggest news of the day from Marvel was the announcement that this summer’s biggest blockbuster ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ would be getting an animated series for the Disney XD channel. The announcement generated a mighty 6,544 mentions. The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D panel also generated a significant amount of buzz, as cast and crew revealed secrets from season 2 of the show and fans also got their first look at the highly anticipated Agent Carter series. All this, as well as other Marvel comics panels, helped Marvel generate a super 29,471 mentions on Friday alone, making it our superhero of the day! The biggest individual buzz winner of the day was ABC’s Once Upon A Time. Showrunners Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis and star Jennifer Morrison were on hand to dish the dirt on Once’s latest season, which has been a hit so far with audiences thanks to its ‘Frozen’ theme. The big film winner of the day was Michael Keaton’s Birdman. Keaton and co-star Edward Norton were on-hand to promote the film and show off new footage to the NYCC audience. There is already early Oscars buzz for Keaton’s performance in the film and the film is sure to continue to generate a lot of buzz in the run up to its release.

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NYCC Day 1 Social Wrap Up http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/nycc-day-1-social-wrap-up-275229 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/nycc-day-1-social-wrap-up-275229#comments Fri, 10 Oct 2014 22:52:44 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=275229 New York Comic Con is at full swing with lots of announcements and surprises. Thanks to waytoblue.com , we have the social round infographic from NYCC Day 1. Check it out below. Day 1 of New York Comic Con started with a bang, as Walt Disney Studios brought the biggest surprise of the day in […]

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New York Comic Con is at full swing with lots of announcements and surprises. Thanks to waytoblue.com , we have the social round infographic from NYCC Day 1. Check it out below.

Day 1 of New York Comic Con started with a bang, as Walt Disney Studios brought the biggest surprise of the day in the form of newly married George Clooney’s appearance at the Tomorrowland panel. Clooney’s appearance was a big buzz winner for the film, as the actor alone generated 11,496 mentions and no doubt helped to ensure Tomorrowland was the most buzzed about property of the day. Tomorrowland’s first teaser trailer also debuted at the panel and was soon available online for audiences outside of New York to enjoy. The film enjoyed the largest Intent-to-View conversation with 4,459 mentions. Disney’s other panel for Marvel animation Big Hero Six was also a big winner with 13,521 mentions and 4,155 ITV mentions. The TV winner of the day was, unsurprisingly, Game of Thrones. Actors Kristian Nairn (Hodor) and Daniel Portman (Podrick Payne) were on hand to lead a fan forum where they discussed their characters and sparred with audience members on the topic of Game of Thrones fan theories. The fan forum, alongside announcements about new merchandise from the show, helped to ensure the show generated 17,588 mentions and 2,271 ITV mentions. Walt Disney Studios was the big studio share of voice winner, with Tomorrowland and Big Hero Six’s strong buzz ensuring 43% share of voice. Warner Brothers also did well on day 1 thanks to special screenings of The 100’s second season premiere and the series premiere of their hot new show Constantine.
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PHOENIX COMICON FAN FEST ANNOUNCES FIRST GUEST http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/phoenix-comicon-fan-fest-announces-first-guest-275225 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/phoenix-comicon-fan-fest-announces-first-guest-275225#comments Fri, 10 Oct 2014 19:58:26 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=275225 Official Press Release: Actor David Ramsey From “Arrow” Attends December Event . Phoenix Comicon Fan Fest is excited announce our first guest: actor David Ramsey, currently known for playing John Diggle on the CW superhero series “Arrow.” David has an extensive film and television career. Some of his appearances include portraying Pastor David Randolph on […]

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Actor David Ramsey From “Arrow” Attends December Event
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Phoenix Comicon Fan Fest is excited announce our first guest: actor David Ramsey, currently known for playing John Diggle on the CW superhero series “Arrow.”

David has an extensive film and television career. Some of his appearances include portraying Pastor David Randolph on the UPN sitcom “Good News;” starring as Muhammad Ali in the movie Ali: An American Hero; Brian in “For Your Love;” Rusty on “All of Us;” Don Merritt on “Hollywood Residential;” Dr. Noah Gleason on “Wildfire;” Anton Briggs on “Dexter;” and Al Druzinsky on “Outlaw.” He has also appeared in “The West Wing,” “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “Ghost Whisperer,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “The Defenders,” and “Blue Bloods.” David holds a black belt in jeet kune do and has also studied boxing and tae kwon do.

Phoenix Comicon Fan Fest is a second event brought to you by Phoenix Comicon. Fan Fest focuses on comic books, artists, costuming, kids and actors and will be held at The University of Phoenix Glendale Stadium from December 12 – 14, 2014.

“We believe there is a need for a strong artist and fan focused show during the winter. We believe Arizonans should have an opportunity to showcase their costumes and not melt in the summer heat,” says Matt Solberg, Phoenix Comicon Director. “We believe in providing our community of artists and fans, geeks and exhibitors, a chance to meet more than once a year at a show that is organized, well attended, affordable, and, we hope, will be a fun winter activity.”

For more information, please visit phoenixcomicon.com

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DARK HORSE ANNOUNCES NEW YORK COMIC CON 2014 EXCLUSIVES! http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/dark-horse-announces-new-york-comic-con-2014-exclusives-275156 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/dark-horse-announces-new-york-comic-con-2014-exclusives-275156#comments Fri, 03 Oct 2014 18:00:45 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=275156 PRESS RELEASE: New York City’s most anticipated event will host more exclusive Dark Horse merchandise than ever before! Dark Horse announces the full line up of 2014 NYCC exclusives, available in the Dark Horse Comics booth #1636! Dark Horse has produced more items than EVER for this year’s show, as well as secured a few […]

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PRESS RELEASE:

New York City’s most anticipated event will host more exclusive Dark Horse merchandise than ever before!

Dark Horse announces the full line up of 2014 NYCC exclusives, available in the Dark Horse Comics booth #1636!

Dark Horse has produced more items than EVER for this year’s show, as well as secured a few other extremely limited edition items from our partners!

The list can be found below, available only at the Dark Horse Booth at New York Comic Con 2014!

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Roche Limit Co-Creator Vic Malhotra At Edmonton Expo http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/roche-limit-vic-malhotra-at-edmonton-exp-275136 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/roche-limit-vic-malhotra-at-edmonton-exp-275136#comments Wed, 01 Oct 2014 03:42:48 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=275136   At last weekend’s 2014 Edmonton Comic & Entertainment Expo, artist Vic Malhotra took a seat with me at his table to talk about the latest hit published by Image, Roche Limit, which he co-created with writer Michael Moreci. It also has some wicked colors by Jordan Boyd, letters by Ryan Ferrier and design by […]

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Edmonton Expo 2014: Vic Malhotra holding the Tiger Lawyer sketch he did on the back of the Roche Limit #1 black and white phantom variant.

At last weekend’s 2014 Edmonton Comic & Entertainment Expo, artist Vic Malhotra took a seat with me at his table to talk about the latest hit published by Image, Roche Limit, which he co-created with writer Michael Moreci. It also has some wicked colors by Jordan Boyd, letters by Ryan Ferrier and design by Tim Daniel. If you haven’t read it, pick it up. Roche Limit is a kick-ass story that pulls you in and leaves you clamoring for the next issue. And if you’re in Calgary Wednesday, October 1, make your way to Alpha Comics because Malhotra will be there from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. to sign and talk about Roche Limit.  

Malhotra and I go on to talk about his work on X-Files: Year Zero, X-Files: Conspiracy and the cult hit and fan favorite: Tiger Lawyer, written by Ryan Ferrier. I could go on about just how talented, approachable and cool Malhotra is, but hey, go ahead and click play on the Soundcloud link below and enjoy the interview. 

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The cool thing about Vic is that he doesn’t just sign an issue, he takes time to make it unique – as you can see.

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I was lucky to pick up this limited black and white phantom variant of Roche Limit #1

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He’s not just a Tiger Lawyer anymore. Tiger Astronaut by Vic Malhotra on the back sketch cover of the limited black and white Roche Limit #1 phantom variant.

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Alexander Finbow Talks Department of Monsterology And More http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/alexander-finbow-renegade-arts-275090 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/alexander-finbow-renegade-arts-275090#comments Thu, 25 Sep 2014 20:21:26 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=275090 Alexander Finbow is the publisher of Renegade Arts Entertainment and he recently invited me to check out the company’s secret mountain lair in Canmore, Alberta, Canada. Right off the bat, we started talking about one of their top titles: Department of Monsterology. Think Indiana Jones meets Hellboy. Very cool stuff. And the first collected edition graphic novel of Department […]

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2014 Alberta Book Awards: Alexander Finbow (editor) holds up the hardware for the double award-winning graphic novel The Loxley’s and the War of 1812.

Alexander Finbow is the publisher of Renegade Arts Entertainment and he recently invited me to check out the company’s secret mountain lair in Canmore, Alberta, Canada. Right off the bat, we started talking about one of their top titles: Department of Monsterology. Think Indiana Jones meets Hellboy. Very cool stuff. And the first collected edition graphic novel of Department of Monsterology: Monsterology 101 hits book stores and comic shelves October 8, 2014. Click play on the SoundCloud link below and have a listen to our in-depth conversation about comics, the British and Canadians burning down the White House in the War of 1812, 24 Hours in London, Shades of Grey, this weekend’s Edmonton Comic & Entertainment Expo and more.

Renegade Arts Entertainment started in a pub while Finbow was working on a movie in Brighton with Doug Bradley, Tony Luke and writer Alan Grant. The main reason for setting up their own shop was to have a place they could take their ideas and not have them “screwed around by the companies.” Today, their company has an exciting lineup of comics and graphic novels (see the gallery below), including Robbie Burns: Witch Hunter, The Loxley’s and the War of 1812, Shades of Grey and The Shame Trilogy just to name a few. Plus, visit Finbow and Renegade Arts Entertainment at this year’s Edmonton Expo (Sept. 26-28) at booth #1331. 

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24 Hours in London: Shades of Grey

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Shades of Grey: 24 Days in Rio

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Robbie Burns: Witch Hunter

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Boston Con 2014 Recap http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/boston-con-2014-recap-274654 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/boston-con-2014-recap-274654#comments Tue, 12 Aug 2014 13:26:48 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=274654 Last year, Boston Con moved to the World Trade Center to gain more room. It turned out to be a great idea, as it was more popular than ever. 2014 was even more popular, and also a lot more fun. Unlike the past few years, this year’s Boston Con was three days instead of two. […]

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Last year, Boston Con moved to the World Trade Center to gain more room. It turned out to be a great idea, as it was more popular than ever. 2014 was even more popular, and also a lot more fun.

Unlike the past few years, this year’s Boston Con was three days instead of two. This gave fans more time to get things signed than previous years, which could be difficult for people like Scott Snyder. I loved having the extra day, and got almost everything I wanted signed on Friday. It was also a great time to chat with the creators and hear about their upcoming work. This was barely possible as the weekend went along. I hope they keep with the three day format.

Panels were really the only thing that Boston Con has been lacking the past few years. 2014 saw a change to that with decent amount of panels that enticed a lot of fans. I attended the following four panels. Nothing was announced, but it is good to see that more panels are being added to the con. Click the links to see recaps of those.

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John Barrowman Q&A
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Scott Snyder Q&A

The ever increasing crowds were handled nicely. Con workers were quick to disperse crowds if they saw a traffic jam. A few areas around vendors could be a hassle, but nothing that kept me from getting somewhere. Besides a couple of vendors who went all out on sales (like buy 2 get 5 free on trades), the deals didn’t see as great as last year. There were a lot of discounted trades, but personally I didn’t find as much that “wowed” me like last year.

Some work that needs to be done about the ticket system for getting comics signed. Scott Snyder/Greg Capullo and Jimmy Palmiotti/Amanda Conner required tickets to get your issues signed. Different colored tickets were given out, all with different numbers. It was very confusing to know when you’d actually get a chance to meet them, so many (including myself) just stood around their table waiting for them to come back and have your ticket called. This lead to the con workers asking us to leave and go do something else, but we had no clue when we’d get a chance to meet them so we just stayed. A different system is absolutely necessary next year. Why not use a FastPass style system and give people times to come back? This will keep the lines down and people will know when to come back.

On the flipside of this, the lines for panels were handled very well. They were organized, people were informed of their chances of getting into the panel and if they should come back later. The lines were started early and no one complained about the workers. Even when con goers were less than nice, the workers kept cheerful.

I learned a few interesting things from the creators over the course of the Con. Nick Bradshaw will be launching a book with Marvel later this fall. Couldn’t tell me the writer, but made a point to say it wasn’t a relaunch, but a launch. It also sounds like Paco Madina will be leaving Legendary Star-Lord soon to be the full-time artist for Guardians of the Galaxy, as he can keep up withe accelerated shipping schedule. Mike McKone is working on a creator owned book. Hasn’t picked a publisher yet though. Mark Waid told me that he isn’t involved in the Netflix series at all. Not even on a consultant level. He said they’re more after the Bendis/Maleev and Frank Miller story arcs instead of his.

Boston Con 2014 is a big success. I’ve been going since 2010 and I’ve seen the crowds grow exponentially bigger each year, and the even just keep getting bigger. I’m very excited for what Boston Con 2015 can offer.

Below is every picture I took. Enjoy!

Kevin Finnigan, Boston Con 2014 Recap

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SDCC 14 INTERVIEW: The Walking Dead Cast And Showrunner Talk About Season 5 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/sdcc-14-interview-the-walking-dead-cast-and-writer-talk-about-season-5-274633 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/sdcc-14-interview-the-walking-dead-cast-and-writer-talk-about-season-5-274633#comments Mon, 11 Aug 2014 19:27:50 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=274633 Back at San Diego Comic Con 2014, we had the opportunity to sit down with some of the cast and writers/ producers of AMC’s biggest show The Walking Dead. This round we sat down with Scott Gimple (Showrunner, writer), Lauren Cohan (Maggie) , Steven Yeun ( Glen) and Michael Cudlitz ( Abraham). They answered a […]

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Back at San Diego Comic Con 2014, we had the opportunity to sit down with some of the cast and writers/ producers of AMC’s biggest show The Walking Dead.

This round we sat down with Scott Gimple (Showrunner, writer), Lauren Cohan (Maggie) , Steven Yeun ( Glen) and Michael Cudlitz ( Abraham).

They answered a lot of questions and talked about what we can expect from Season 5.

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Q: This question is for Scott. You mentioned that this season will show a lot of stuff from the comics, will the show be jumping back and forth in time?

Scott Gimple: You know what? It jumps back and forth in time. I think in someways elongates the timeline of the comic. There is at least one big moment this season that takes something from the comic that we blew past a year and a half ago.

I’ll also say that there’s is some stuff that is completely different from the comic, though inspired by the comic.

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Q: There’s a scene in the trailer where Glen seems to be in danger, someone is about to take a bat to his head, which if you read the comic, you will know what that means…..

Scott: I think you will have to look at the trailer and see if there was barbwire around the bat.

Q: In terms of the breakdown, is it paced on a similar way this season? Are we going to see a story that begins and closes in the first eight episodes, like we did we the governor? Or is it going to be told over sixteen episodes?

Scott: Yes and Yes. There will be a story that begins and closes but it will impact the next eight episodes.

Q: Will we see a lot of more action this season than the last one?

Scott: A lot of the action is more concentrated. There’s a lot of bigger sequences. I will say that the first episode will melt your brain. I was talking to one of the executives and I said that this is sort of an electric acoustic season. We have these electric moments, kind of blowing off the roof and then we will do an acoustic song for half an episode.

I guess I will say some of the action will be more concentrated this season.

Q: Which threat is the biggest this season? The walkers or the humans?

Lauren Cohan: When we had the governor that was a new factor a new threat, the humans. What the group is facing now is more dangerous. I don’t think we’ve ever seen this kind group and that’s what’s more exciting to me about this season.

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Steven Yeun: I think people are always scarier and when you get that perfect combination of walkers and people it’s even more effective. Using walkers to do harm to another group of people, like when the governor did, is pretty scary.

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Q: Abraham is very much mission oriented and believes there’s a cute out there. Can these 2 groups co exist ?

Michael Cudlitz: Well, they can coexist to a certain degree. One group has a mission and one doesn’t other than just staying alive. Both leaders understand that.

Q: We got various leaders, Bob wants to be a leader, we got Abraham, Rick, Tyreese with that much testosterone is that gonna create a problem?

Scott: There is some estrogen leadership going on. I think Carol is one. Maggie drove things pretty hard when she was on her quest. And even Sasha. Now get ready for the lamest thing said : In a zombie apocalypse you really have to be an army of one.

Michael: It’s wartime and you are in battle. You have to take care of things and that’s where everyone is at right now. It will be curious to see when things settle down if it settles down, who will step back.

Q: We are used to seeing Abraham as a total bad ass in the comics and tv show. In the trailer we saw him breakdown. Are we going to see the more emotional side of Abraham in this season?

Scott: We are going to fulfill the character this season.

Michael: This is a hard world on everyone. The stakes are so high, I mean everyday. There’s a lot of emotion on this character.

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Q: What about Glen and Maggie? How are they going to be tested out this season?

Lauren: I think the fact that we found each other has at least, for maggie, strengthen her tenfold because there’s almost this calm resilience when there are in that train car. We know we gonna get out of that because we are just too angry. And I think that I overcome the biggest challenge which was to find Glen.

Q: How is Father Gabriel gonna fit in the show, will he be like the comic counterpart?

Scott: He is going to be pretty similar to his comic counter part. There’s small differences but it’s a great story Robert (Kirkman) did some great things with that character and we want to fulfill it. And Seth is amazing. He destroyed it in our audition.

Q: Steven you were recently involved in another Image comics project Chew. How was your experience with that, seeing that you were a fan of the comic already?

Steven: It was cool! It’s a great comic! The hardest part is always been the timing of it, and I think they got a really great lockdown on how they wanna do it moving forward. We will see what happens, hopefully this cartoon will open some eyes so we will see.

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That’s it for now. Thanks for reading.
Stay tuned for more interviews with the cast and crew of AMC’s The Walking Dead.

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SDCC 2014: The Walking Dead Escape http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/walking-dead-escape-274617 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/walking-dead-escape-274617#comments Mon, 11 Aug 2014 13:56:42 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=274617 The first time I had the opportunity to participate in the Walking Dead Escape, was back in 2012 when it first debuted at San Diego Comic Con, and it was a very fun experience! You can check our coverage from 2012 by clicking HERE So, how different was The Walking Dead Escape this year? Well […]

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The first time I had the opportunity to participate in the Walking Dead Escape, was back in 2012 when it first debuted at San Diego Comic Con, and it was a very fun experience! You can check our coverage from 2012 by clicking HERE

So, how different was The Walking Dead Escape this year?

Well it got better, and slightly bigger i must say.

The premise is the same: The city got overrun by walkers and we are escorted to a “safe zone”. How safe is it? Not very safe as you can guess.

 

First we see some some soldiers giving out instructions and assuring us that everything is ok and to remain calm.

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A government official talks about how there is a virus that has infected a number of people, and how they have a cure and we are safe. We know this is not true and then we advance inside the Petco Park.

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Somehow The Governor sneaked in with the rest of the survivors. We couldn’t get rid of that guy! IMG_0252.JPG

After running and dodging a few walkers, you get to a point where you find some survivors and they guide you to a safe area. But as we all know nobody is safe in The Walking Dead world. IMG_0255.JPG

Sadly some of the troops got overrun by the  walkers and were attacking the survivors. Some even posed for the camera.IMG_0260.JPG

This gentleman fell off the wheelchair. I felt bad for him at first but couldn’t really do much for him. I mean, we were all running and there was no time to stop.

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I guess this particular walker was very dangerous since he was in his own private cage, but he seems to like photographs, he was very photogenic.

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Some walkers enjoyed their meal more than others. For example this female caught my attention, as she was all smiles. IMG_0262.JPG

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Im not sure what this doctor was doing, was he trying to sell me some “tainted meat”? Not sure but he was creepy. Also never trust a smiling doctor next to a decapitated  dummy.IMG_0264.JPG

These ladies were telling us they were not infected and to please help them. Again I really wanted to help, but I was in a rush. Sorry, hope they made it out ok.

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After walking and running (mostly running) we had a water break. I tell you this obstacle course is an excellent workout.IMG_0267.JPG

Finally we reached the end after running, falling, climbing and dodging some walkers. We arrived to a safe zone controlled by some guards who led us to a black room. It was kind of creepy. IMG_0269.JPG

There we found this guy, he was in charge of the zone, I can’t remember if he was the mayor or something like that but he didn’t seem to happy about the news he was going to share with us. He asked us all to be quiet and then……IMG_0270.JPG

I mean c’mon do you think i was going to spoil the end? I must say that the ending was very clever and very different from the previous years. I enjoyed it. One of the things that was different from the last time I was there is that after you finish the course theres a party section. Yes, they have DJ’s, merchandise tables, food, drinks, walkers breakdancing and more fun stuff. It is pretty awesome! I highly recommend you experience The Walking Dead Escape when it comes to your city! IMG_0273.JPG

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Overall a very fun and tiring obstacle course. You will get scared, you will run a lot, you will get cornered by walkers and maybe your group will use you as bait.

 

You can log in to www.thewalkingdeadescape.com and check if they are coming to a city near you!

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Boston Con 2014: John Barrowman Q&A http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/boston-con-2014-john-barrowman-qa-274624 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/boston-con-2014-john-barrowman-qa-274624#comments Mon, 11 Aug 2014 11:25:09 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=274624 Welcome to the recap of the John Barrowman Q&A at Boston Con 2014! I’ll write everything down as it happens! THIS IS NOT SAFE FOR WORK (NSFW)! He talks about some very adult topics that aren’t suited for younger audiences.  Also, I apologize for the audio quality at some points. The crowd is going nuts […]

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Welcome to the recap of the John Barrowman Q&A at Boston Con 2014! I’ll write everything down as it happens!

THIS IS NOT SAFE FOR WORK (NSFW)! He talks about some very adult topics that aren’t suited for younger audiences.  Also, I apologize for the audio quality at some points.

The crowd is going nuts waiting for the panel to start. Haven’t seen a panel this excited at Boston Con before. Seemed like 1,000 people were waiting for the panel but they only let in around 400.

Made sure to point out he’s going to be dirty……first dirty joke came within 30 seconds. Sucks for his nieces are in the crowd.

First question was about the Face of Boe. When asked if he was he said “Yes. There are few theories about how though. There is one gigantic speech, in ‘Utopia,’ where he describes how he dies. I think one of those ways is how he turns into the Face of Boe. His head has to be separated though.”

One fan thanked him for his work with deaf children. Their child benefited personally from it. John was quite touched. He explained how he blocked his ears for a day so he could experience being deaf. John said to visit his website to find out more info.

He got an MBE from England. So he is actually a queen now.

Next question was how easy was it to switch back and forth between seriousness and silliness with Jack. “The Doctor is the leader so Jack could relax a bit around him and by silly. But in Torchwood, he’s the leader of the pack and is carrying the weight of everything on his shoulders. We wanted it to be completely different.”

John was next asked how he picks his characters. “(laughs) The answer is probably going to disappoint you. Characters have come to me generally. I’ve been very lucky for the characters that have been presented to me. I always try to have a bit of me in the character though. For Malcolm Merlin, the part of me that is in him my smile (grinned widely).”

One fan asked if Torchwood would ever be on Broadway, “You don’t want to have Eve sing (laughs). She takes her shoes off and hums (no one laughed). Oh come on that was funny (laughs). I talked to Steven Schwartz and made a version of ‘The Wizard and Me’ from Wicked about the Doctor and Jack.”

Someone asked who would win in a battle with Silence vs Weeping Angels. The crowd got in on it fast and realized it would be a paradox. “I’m not going to lie I’m getting turned on by all of this a little,” joked Barrowman.

That was it for the John Barrowman Q&A! I hope you enjoyed all the video.

Kevin Finnigan, Boston Con 2014: John Barrowman Q&A

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Boston Con 2014: Marvel Comics Panel http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/boston-con-2014-marvel-comics-panel-274590 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/boston-con-2014-marvel-comics-panel-274590#comments Sun, 10 Aug 2014 19:12:09 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=274590   Welcome to a recap of the Marvel panel here at Boston Con 2014! As with the other panels, I’ll be writing down everything as it happens. C.B. Cebulski moderated the panel, while Frank Tieri, Jorge Molina, Mark Brooks, and Mark Waid were the panelists. Cebulski made a point to say that this was the […]

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C.B. Cebulski, Jorge Molina, Mark Brooks, Frank Tieri, and Mark Waid

C.B. Cebulski, Jorge Molina, Mark Brooks, Frank Tieri, and Mark Waid

Welcome to a recap of the Marvel panel here at Boston Con 2014! As with the other panels, I’ll be writing down everything as it happens.

C.B. Cebulski moderated the panel, while Frank Tieri, Jorge Molina, Mark Brooks, and Mark Waid were the panelists.

Cebulski made a point to say that this was the first Marvel panel at Boston Con.  He compared the panel to the Cup Of Joe panel that Joe Quesada does a lot.

The first question, by a Deadpool fan was, “What’s going on with my movie?! And when will I be leader of the Avengers?”  Cebulski didn’t have any new information to provide on the Deadpool movie, but Waid said Deadpool could be appearing in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

One fan, after starting the question on a downer, asked what Marvel superhero should come off the pages and help save the world?  “Aunt May,” joked Tieri.

A Hulk fan asked about the upcoming Hulk arc. Waid reotrted, “As the person who just left the book, I have no clue (laughs).”

“How do you feel about Sony making the first female led movie?” Cebulski pointed out that Sony hasn’t confirmed it yet, but said it would be great.  He hinted that Evangeline Lily’s role could be the Wasp.

“Lets do Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. with an unlimited budget,” said Waid when asked about his new book.  “It’s using versions of the characters from the shows.  Coulson to me is the ultimate fanboy. He’s a great coach.  He knows everything about most of the characters and he’s the person you want in there.  It’s going to be a one and done adventure.  Stealth format Marvel Team-Up.”

A fan sked what comics everyone grew up on. “I grew up mainly on Marvel,” said Tieri.  “I grew up on Uncanny X-Men,” said Brooks.  “I started reading during the Claremont run.”  Molina said he came into Marvel by watching the 90s cartoons. “I read mostly DC because you couldn’t find Marvel in the deep south.  I picked up Spider-Man #100 and I’ve been a Marvel fan ever since.”

A Daredevil attendee asked about how Waid writes Daredevil villains.  “My favorite villain to write so far has been Bullseye, but I love taking the lame villains and making them cool. [Chris] Samnee redesigns them so well that they aren’t lame them more. He’s working on Stuntmaster now.”

After a few questions bout women in comics, Mark Waid said, “You know, there is one thing that all these stats and websites miss. Marvel has the greatest concentration of female editors in comics. And that’s where the real power is. They don’t get enough credit for that.”

“What’s your favorite story arc,” asked a fan.  “Next-Wave is one of the greatest things ever created by mankind.  Warren Ellis ,” said Brooks.  Cebulski said there might be more Next-Wave coming.  Cebulski said his favorite arc was the Chris Claremont X-Men run.  Tieri agreed about Claremont’s run.  “Right now it’s Frank Miller’s Daredevil: Born Again.” Molina loved Remender and Opena’s Uncanny X-Force run.

Next question was about a potential DC crossover.  All the panelists wanted it, but they agreed that it probably won’t happen again.

Asking about how much Disney influences Marvel, “No one comes in from above and changes anything. The tail doesn’t wag the dog,” said Waid.  “They know what they’re doing. Marvel was doing well before. They weren’t going to change anything,” Brooks followed up with.

Biggest challenge for Marvel in the coming year? “Growing our comic book readership. The movies make billions of dollars, but they aren’t growing as much as other divisions.  It’s finding away for us to do that and pushing the boundaries of our story lines.”

That’s it for the Marvel panel! Thanks for reading.

Kevin Finnigan, Boston Con 2014: Marvel Comics Panel

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Boston Con 2014: Image Comics Panel http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/boston-con-2014-image-comics-panel-274585 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/boston-con-2014-image-comics-panel-274585#comments Sat, 09 Aug 2014 17:04:02 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=274585 The first big panel of Boston Con 2014 is the Image Comic Panel.  I’ll be writing everything as it happens! The panel is made up of Tim Seeley (Revival, Hack/Slash), Mike Norton (Revival, Young Avengers), Nick Pitarra (The Manhattan Projects), and Ming Doyle (Mara). The panel started off with panel attendees discussing Image and how […]

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Ming Doyle, Tim Seeley, Mike Norton, and Nick Pitarra

The first big panel of Boston Con 2014 is the Image Comic Panel.  I’ll be writing everything as it happens!

The panel is made up of Tim Seeley (Revival, Hack/Slash), Mike Norton (Revival, Young Avengers), Nick Pitarra (The Manhattan Projects), and Ming Doyle (Mara).

The panel started off with panel attendees discussing Image and how it has changed since the 90s and why they choose Image over other publishers.  “It’s nice to own your stuff (laughs).  It’s unique in the industry, but also a lot more work compared to the big two,” said Seeley.  Norton was next and said, “I had always wanted to draw Spider-Man, but finally threw caution to the wind and wanted to do my own thing. It’s exciting.”

“I didn’t even know that this was going on when Image came around. I was watching Saturday morning cartoons when Image was coming out,” joked Doyle.  “I was the right age when Image came out. Boobs, butts, and pouches was perfect for a 13 year old boy.  It wasn’t being utilized to it’s full extent in the 90s, but they’ve figured it out and are using it to its full potential time. The best Image books are coming out now,” said Seeley

Ming Doyle says a lot of Mara’s success is due to Brian Wood.  It was her first mainstream superhero gig.  It was her first time playing it straight with superheroes.  “The thing I like the most about Image is that the creation is entirely self guided. You can do whatever you want on your own time…that can also be terrifying too (laughs).  It was so different from any other working process. Trial by fire.”

Mike Norton followed up with, “There is a lot of A-list talent at Image. It’s amazing that anything gets out on time (laughs).”

Seeley joked, “I should have consulted myself out for ‘How not to screw up your Image book by Tim Seeley.”  Seeley has the most Image work at the panel.  “Generally what helped Image was getting the books out on time. Originally books would come out like twice a year and retailers didn’t like that. Now they are churning them out and building loyalty.”

The $10 trade system was discussed amongst the panel. “We used $14.99 since Hickman’s name is on the front (laughs),” said Pitarra.  Seeley noted that when his trades went down to $10, people bought the $35 trade more.

Seeley and Norton’s Revival was brought up next. “We own a studio in Chicago, and we walk and talk about what we want to do. I brought up how I wanted to do a farm noir story.”  Norton said, “My response was ‘what the hell is farm noir.’ We also wanted to do a living dead story so we combined the ideas.”  Only one person yelled when asked “Why read Chew/Revival.”  Seeley and Norton said, “Oh come on I know more than one guy read that!”

Manhattan Projects was the next topic. “A lot of our stuff is Marvel style where we go back and forth with ideas.  I like the president stuff the most.  A lot of the messed up stuff comes from John [Hickman] and the rest is me messing up his scripts,” said Pitarra.  “He’ll always have this intellectual dialogue that I don’t know how to draw. [Grant] Morison does the same thing.  They’re smart and I’m not (laughs).”

“Generally no one reads your comic before it’s released.  You can pay for it to be read before but really you only get in trouble AFTER you’ve printed the offensive content,” said Seeley.

Talking about exclusives for issue books and how you want it to look, Saga’s issue exclusive letters page was discussed.  “It takes me as long to design a letters page as it does to write a comic,” joked Seeley.  “We have twitter so we don’t really need a letters page,” Norton said.

Ming Doyle made sure to make a point that Image still has an open submission policy while Marvel and DC don’t.  “They’re picky, and it’s not easy,” said Norton.

If you could take a shot at a big name hero while at Image, who would you want to do. “The Tick,” Pitarra said quickly. “ I have a Batman & Robin 50 Shades of Grey story to tell (laughs),” jokes Norton.  Ming Doyle jokes the same thing about Gambit.

Seeley and Norton discussed wanting to an X-book where a human goes into the X-Men school and is basically Van Wilder. I want to read this book now.  “This was all born out of terrible 80s movies. X-Bros,” said Norton.

Pitarra told the story of how he broke into comics. “I entered a lot of contests, Hickman saw my stuff and sent it to Marvel for an Anthology.  I asked how they heard of me and they told me Jonathan suggested me. I got into the industry being an idiot (laughs).”

“Image went to Brian Wood and said that he could do whatever he wanted.  He messaged me out of the blue and that was my big break,” said Doyle.

Deviantart is brought up a lot as a place for people to show their artwork and writers to find artists they like. Tumblr is becoming the new area for artists to get their stuff found as well.

When talking about Hickman, everyone keeps slipping up saying that he “worked” there and then correct themselves saying he still “works” there.  Huh.

The floor was opened up to questions next.  A guy dressed as Dr. McNinja asked, “if you’re not a writer who doesn’t draw, what do you do?” A few suggested Deviantart.  They all made sure to say, “if they design the characters, they get half the money no matter what.”

“What was your favorite project?”  Doyle was first and said, “Mara.” Revival was the choice for both Seeley and Norton.  “The most promising thing I ever had was the anthology job I got at Marvel,” Pitarra said.

One person asked about the potential to have something stolen on Deviantart or Tumblr.  “If you put something on the internet, it’s going to get stolen. Don’t let that keep you from putting something on the internet.  If it’s stolen, that means it could be good,” said Seeley.

Everyone made it clear that you should have around five pages of a book drawn and a real outline for the book down for Image to take you seriously.  “The user submission guidelines will make it really clear what they want.  It also shows you if you’ll work together as a team,” said Norton.

The payment structure at Image was discussed next.  Seeley gave the short version, “They don’t pay you until the book comes out. It’s all based on sales.  It takes around three months for Image to get the money from retailers, and it’s up to the creators to disperse the money out. They take out a flat fee of $2,000 for the ads, printing, and shipping.  After about 10,000 or more, you are getting around a $1 a book.  Roughly.”

The final question was about promotion.  “It’s the worse part of the job,” said Seeley.  “You become the most annoying person on the planet,” said Norton. “Or you go to 13 comic cons like me and die! (laughs),” said Doyle.

And that’s it for the Image Comic panel! Thanks for reading.

Kevin Finnigan, Boston Con 2014: Image Comics Panel

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SDCC 14: Brian Buccellato Talks Batman, Flash and More http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/sdcc-14-brian-buccellato-talks-batman-flash-274448 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/sdcc-14-brian-buccellato-talks-batman-flash-274448#comments Thu, 07 Aug 2014 01:58:43 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=274448 San Diego Comic Con 2014 was a blast! Lots of cool announcements, teasers, new comics and more. We celebrated Batman’s 75th Anniversary and of course we had to talk to one of  the New 52 Detective Comics co-writer and colorist Batman Buccellato, who  previously worked on New 52 Flash along with Francis Manipul.     […]

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San Diego Comic Con 2014 was a blast! Lots of cool announcements, teasers, new comics and more. We celebrated Batman’s 75th Anniversary and of course we had to talk to one of  the New 52 Detective Comics co-writer and colorist Batman Buccellato, who  previously worked on New 52 Flash along with Francis Manipul.

 

 

CBT: What is it like to work on Batman after working on The Flash for so long?
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Brian Buccellato : Writing is writing and being creative is , being creative is different no matter what it is, Whether you are doing Batman or The Flash it’s a different experience, because as a writer your job is to understand the characters. Barry and Bruce are very different, but I like them both for their own reasons.

Francis  and I have a sort of proprietary ownership because we brought Barry into the New 52. We did all those issues in a row, we set up the status quo. So we had a lot of work to do  in terms of  who Barry was for the modern reader. Batman, well we come in issue 30  and obviously there’s a couple of bat books. So for Detective Comics  our job was a lot  easier in terms of  setting the story . We did a murder- mystery and we kept it street leveled sort of accentuating the detective angle of detective comics. It was a very smooth transition, and we are having a blast.

 

CBT: What was your reaction when you learned that you and Francis were moving to a Batman book?

BB: We knew we were leaving Flash and we knew we wanted to do Detective Comics so Francis asked if we could do it,  we let it be known that we wanted to work on a Batman title. They heard us, they said yes and here we are. We were very excited!

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CBT: What kind of research or “homework” you did before taking Detective Comics?

BB:  Well, with Flash it was different because my basic knowledge was less. I knew Barry Allen and Flash from the 90’s TV show, Justice League etc..  I did a lot of research going into Flash. With Batman it was different, he is such a part of our consciousness, i mean 75 years, so EVERYONE knows Batman, there’s so many different versions of Batman, so I had plenty of stories that I’ve already read so it wasn’t too hard. Batman : Year One is my favorite story of all times. So knowing all that I felt like i didn’t have to do as much homework as I did with Flash, because…. he is BATMAN!

 

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CBT: What are your thoughts on the upcoming Flash TV show?

BB: I’ve seen the extended trailer for it, I haven’t seen the full pilot yet, but what I’ve seen so far looks awesome! I think  Grant Gustin is the perfect Barry, he brings that sort of earnest good guy honesty to the role. Im really looking forward to  watching this show and can’t wait

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Special thanks to Geovani Rocha and Brian Buccellato for allowing us to do this interview. Stay tuned for more SDCC coverage

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Arrow Press Panel at SDCC 2014 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/arrow-press-panel-sdcc-2014-274418 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/arrow-press-panel-sdcc-2014-274418#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:08:23 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=274418 I was lucky enough to cover the very popular Arrow press panel and talk to some of the stars of the show. The questions range from how season 3 starts, to how the relationship between Oliver and Felicity has changed since the infamous ‘I Love You’ scene, to where Oliver, Felicity, Roy, and the ever […]

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I was lucky enough to cover the very popular Arrow press panel and talk to some of the stars of the show. The questions range from how season 3 starts, to how the relationship between Oliver and Felicity has changed since the infamous ‘I Love You’ scene, to where Oliver, Felicity, Roy, and the ever present Diggle stand due to Ollies lack of funds. It was a fun panel with some pretty awesome questions answered so give it a listen and I hope you enjoy.

 

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and Agent Carter Press Roundtable SDCC http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/agents-s-h-e-l-d-agent-carter-press-roundtable-sdcc-274382 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/agents-s-h-e-l-d-agent-carter-press-roundtable-sdcc-274382#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:13:01 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=274382      I had the great privilege of talking to the stars, writers, and producers of Marvels Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and these talks, while very guarded, produced a few spoilers not heard on the fan panels. So listen close and enjoy!      

Michael Worthan, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and Agent Carter Press Roundtable SDCC

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PHm8FgKAw0Cxps_1_m     I had the great privilege of talking to the stars, writers, and producers of Marvels Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and these talks, while very guarded, produced a few spoilers not heard on the fan panels. So listen close and enjoy!

 

 

 

Michael Worthan, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and Agent Carter Press Roundtable SDCC

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SDCC 2014: Interview with Appleseed Alpha Director Shinji Aramaki http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/sdcc-2014-interview-appleseed-alpha-director-shinji-aramaki-274339 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/sdcc-2014-interview-appleseed-alpha-director-shinji-aramaki-274339#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:00:41 +0000 http://www.comicbooktherapy.com/?p=274339 Comic Book Therapy had the opportunity to sit down with Appleseed Alpha director Shinji Aramaki and producer Joseph Chou and talk about the newest entry into the Appleseed franchise, Appleseed Alpha.

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Comic Book Therapy had the opportunity to sit down with Appleseed Alpha director Shinji Aramaki and producer Joseph Chou and talk about the newest entry into the Appleseed franchise, Appleseed Alpha. We talked about the new direction that the film takes, the design sense of the film from it’s characters and stylistic choices and a little bit of nerding out a bit at the end. Full interview below:

Wilt Manglicmot, SDCC 2014: Interview with Appleseed Alpha Director Shinji Aramaki

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