Shamus launches Anaheim Comic-Con in April

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TweetDo we have a bit of a con war heating up here? With his Big Apple Con already announced, and (if it continues in 2011) primed for a conflict with Reed’s New York Comic-Con, Wizard owner Gareb Shamus has just announced the Anaheim Comic-Con to he held the exact same weekend as C2E2, the Reed-run […]

IRON MAN 2 in EW

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Tweet EW’s 2nd annual Comic-Con issue is hitting stands, with a preview of IRON MAN 2. That’s Mickey Rourke as Whiplash, and Scarlett Johansson as the Black Widow joining RDJ’s Tony Stark. Here’s a close-up of ScarJo crawling around. [Via Just Jared]

To do Saturday 7/18: BLACKEST NIGHT at Isotope

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Tweet The Isotope hosts Geoff Johns for a big BLACKEST NIGHT launch party this Saturday: In honor of DC’s biggest launch of the year, allow me to invite you to celebrate BLACKEST NIGHT with author Geoff Johns in high Isotope style! Geoff Johns’ Blackest Night Saturday, July 18th 2009 @ Isotope – the comic book […]

New: BLACKBEARD: LEGEND OF THE PYRATE KING

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Tweet Dynamite has announced a new book: BLACKBEARD: LEGEND OF THE PYRATE KING, and the first cover is by John Cassaday, and we sez we likes it! Arrrrr. The series will be written by Eduardo Sanchez with Gregg Hale and Jamie Nash with Robert Napton. Interior artwork is by Mario Guevara.

Studio news: Tars Tarkas, Stephen Chow, Paltrow, Portman, FEAR AGENT, etc.

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Tweet § Willem Dafoe has been cast as Tars Tarkas in the John Carter movie! BUt he only has TWO arms? What? § Heartbreaking news we’d long expected as Stephen Chow has dropped out of the Green Hornet movie. Guess he had bigger fish to fry. § Comics Alliance runs a mysterious photo of Gwyneth […]

SD09: Del Rey — #1129

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TweetFree TALISMAN #0 highlights the giveaways at the Del Rey booth Del Rey Comics debuts with the epic saga of Stephen King and Peter Straub’s The Talisman, an adaptation of the New York Times bestselling novel. Issue 0, a never-before-told prequel to the story, to be published by Del Rey Comics this Fall. The Talisman […]

SD09: Alex Ross — #2419

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Tweet At last we have the long-awaited announcements of this year’s exclusive 2009 SDCC Limited Edition collectibles! As in years past the 2009 Alex Ross San Diego exclusives will ONLY be available at the 2009 San Diego Comic-Con at the AlexRossArt.com booth – Booth #2419. So stop on by and pick up one of the […]

SD09: theBLVD — #1821

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Tweet theBLVD is one of our favorite artists collectives, and this year, the promise to “bring the comics back to Comic-Con.” Someone had to do it! As ringleader Bernard Chang writes, “The artists and writers are the backbone of industry — not the backside.” TheBLVD Studio celebrates its FIFTH year on the exhibitors floor (booth […]

SD09: NBM — #1528

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TweetNBM and Papercutz are fielding a strong group of creators, including Lewis Trondheim and Rick Geary. Check out the list below — signing times are in the jump. If you’re going to the San Diego comic-con, don’t miss the signings at the NBM Publishing and Papercutz booths.  We’ve got: Greg Farshtey (Creator of LEGO’s BIONICLE) […]

SD09: Tripwire — S07

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Tweet Tripwire has had some setbacks lately — Diamond isn’t carrying the latest issue (yet another sign that magazines about comics are not exactly a booming business). But you can pick it up at San Diego, and the content looks as good as past issues. AND…great cover. Seriously, paper…it’s not just for old timers! Tripwire […]

SD09: James Owen — #1907

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Tweet Author/artist James Owen is back at the show: Marking his tenth appearance at the San Diego Comicon since 1986, James A. Owen will be exhibiting as Coppervale Studio along with Rich Henn/Club 408 Graphics at booth #1907 in the Independent Publishers Pavilion. James will also be making intermittent appearances at the Simon & Schuster […]

SD09: Impact Books — #1415

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TweetThe how-to book line will have its usual bevy of activity: Impact Books, the how-to write and draw comics, graphic novels, manga and fantasy publisher, will once again be at San Diego Comic Con International with the popular Impact University panel, author signings, contests, and giveaways.  The booth number is #1415. Impact holds its now […]

Plowing on!

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TweetAfter a brief break for a long nap, we’re continuing with our Mega SD activity roundup. We’ve gotten a few people, not really complaining, but wondering if this is all too much. Dunno…is it? We keep getting urgent emails from publishers and cartoonists wanting us to run their schedules, so there clearly is supply. In […]