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This Sunday, October 28th, Jacob Crippen will be signing at the Inland Empire Comic Expo’s 2nd Annual Zombie Beauty Pageant at the Fox Event Center in Redlands. The event begins at 7pm and tickets are $10 at the door. The Zombie Beauty Queen print was created exclusively for this event, and anyone who purchases one at the show will receive a free zombie sketch by Jacob with the signing! Don’t miss out!!!

via Inland Empire Comic Expo’s 2nd Annual Zombie Beauty Pageant — Jar Factory.

Forbidden Panel is proud to present the:


Last years event was so epic that we decided to try it again.  Please join us Sunday October 28th and the Fox Event Center in Redlands for a night full of pure awesome.  Watch as beautiful decaying women compete in 3 different categories for the coveted crown of IE Zombie Beauty Queen.


These ladies will try their best the show you what they were made of and if they still got it in the afterlife.

And, making it’s debut at this years competition, the crowning of the first ever IE Zombie Princess!! Watch our Jr Division competitors compete for your votes to win the new title!

The contestants will be escorted by members of the Zombie Kill Squad making their first con appearance straight from the pages of the comic book!

Forbidden Panel will have a booth setup for everyone to enjoy all the titles that they have to offer with special guests to include: Jacob Crippen, Blackbird Bows, Rivets Comics, Necro-Sapien Press, and Draw Hard comics.  SuperBad Action Figures will be setup in the lobby with amazing statues and decorations to set the mood.

So please, join us for what promises to be a night to remember and watch as last years winner crowns the new Miss IE Zombie Queen 2012.

For tickets please visit  Presale tickets at only $8 (plus tax).  You can also purchase tickets at the door for only $10.

Forbidden Panel asks that our guests dress in either formal wear or Halloween costumes.  Prizes will be offered for the best dressed of both.  Please, no Zombies in the audience, it’s for your own protection.

There will also be a Zombie Art Gallery located in the upstairs lobby featuring art from local artists.

The 2nd Annual Zombie Beauty pageant will be held at:

The Fox Event Center
123 Cajon Blvd
Redlands, CA

The show starts promptly at  7:00pm and the doors will open at 6:15pm.

This is an all ages show.

There will be a concession and beer and wine bar.

For more information please visit the Facebook Event page.

To view a gallery of last years event please click HERE.

First Annual Zombie Queen Beauty Pageant from Micah Escamilla on Vimeo.




24 Pages of Art, 24 Pages of story in 24 hours.  A challenge that thousands across the country accepted on Oct 20th and Forbidden Panel was there doing their part.  We sent Martin Bright out to 4 Color Fantasies in Rancho Cucamonga, CA to cover this momentous event as Justin and AJ tackle this challenge for the 4th year in a row with Daniel, Junior, and Lou in tow.  Please tune in to hear the stories of a comic book store full of dedicated writers and artists and they do their best to meet this challenge head on and kick it’s ass.

SupermanWarner Bros. has won a blockbuster victory that could entitle it to maintain its copyright stake in Superman.

On Wednesday, a federal judge in California granted the studios motion for summary judgment on the question of whether a 1992 agreement with Jean Peavy, the sister of Superman co-creator Joe Shuster, precludes the estates attempt to terminate a copyright grant. The decision by U.S. District Court Judge Otis Wright comes four years after another federal judge in California confirmed the validity of a termination notice from the estate of the other co-creator, Jerry Siegel. The termination attempts have threatened Warners hold on its lucrative Superman franchise.

Here’s the full ruling.

The judge ruled “that the 1992 Agreement, which represented the Shuster heirs’ opportunity to renegotiate the prior grants of Joe Shuster’s copyrights, superseded and replaced all prior grants of the Superman copyrights. The 1992 Agreement thus represents the parties’ operative agreement and, as a post-1978 grant, it is not subject to termination.”

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Keyleaf Comics Teams Up With The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund And 4 Color Fantasies For A Charity Poker Tournament

SAN DIEGO, CA — KEYLEAF COMICS is joining with 4 COLOR FANTASIES to hold a charity poker tournament with all proceeds going to the COMIC BOOK LEGAL DEFENSE FUND (CBLDF). The Texas Hold’Em tournament will be at 4 Color Fantasies (7172 Archibald Avenue  Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91701) on Saturday, November 10th at 7pm. There are 32 seats available, each seat is $40. All proceeds will go to the CBLDF.

DUST creators JAMES NINNESS and JOHN NARCOMEY will be in attendance. All players will receive a signed DUST: Withered Earth TPB, an exclusive print from John Narcomey, a mutant bandana and more. First, second, and third place prizes will be donations from all involved as well as other incredible creators of comics, films and vinyl toys, including: Joel Gomez, Tim Daniel, Art of Fiction, Brett Simmons, Dragatomi and Spanky Stokes. Any other publishers, retailers or creators who would like to donate prizes can contact Keyleaf at

Tickets are first-come, first-serve. Interested attendees must email for info.

Keyleaf Comics is based in San Diego, CA and is under the exclusive ownership of Benjamin Glibert. All intellectual properties are the exclusive property of their creators, licensed by Keyleaf Comics. For more information on this release, Keyleaf Comics, or the creators of the titles listed above, please contact Benjamin Glibert at, (619) 206-3563, and visit


Because it doesn’t have to mention brutal rapes or the location of the big finale, this plot blurb for the movie version of Kick-Ass 2 doesn’t get into some of the changes from the comics that we already know about.

Kick-Ass, Hit Girl and Red Mist return for the follow-up to 2010’s irreverent global hit: Kick-Ass 2. After Kick-Ass’ Aaron Taylor-Johnson insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, led by the badass Colonel Stars and Stripes Jim Carrey, our hero joins them on patrol. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist Christopher Mintz-Plasse—reborn as The Mother F%&^r—only the blade-wielding Hit Girl Chloë Grace Moretz can prevent their annihilation.

When we last saw junior assassin Hit Girl and young vigilante Kick-Ass, they were trying to live as normal teenagers Mindy and Dave. With graduation looming and uncertain what to do, Dave decides to start the world’s first superhero team with Mindy. Unfortunately, when Mindy is busted for sneaking out as Hit Girl, she’s forced to retire—leaving her to navigate the terrifying world of high-school mean girls on her own. With no one left to turn to, Dave joins forces with Justice Forever, run by a born-again ex-mobster named Colonel Stars and Stripes.

Just as they start to make a real difference on the streets, the world’s first super villain, The Mother F%&^r, assembles his own evil league and puts a plan in motion to make Kick-Ass and Hit Girl pay for what they did to his dad. But there’s only one problem with his scheme: If you mess with one member of Justice Forever, you mess with them all.

Also note the lack of ‘balls’ and ‘walls’, or indeed any kind of subtitle at all.

via The Kick-Ass 2 Official Plot Blurb Makes It Seem Faithful To The Comics | Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and Rumors.

You cant keep a good S.H.I.E.L.D. agent down it seems. Clark Greggs Agent Coulson, the key bridging character in the various Marvel Phase One films, is coming to television.Agent Coulson Returns In "S.H.I.E.L.D."

Gregg himself made an appearance at the Marvel TV panel at New York Comic Con over the weekend where a video conference call with Joss Whedon confirmed that Coulson will return and lead the cast of characters in the upcoming “S.H.I.E.L.D.” TV series on ABC says Screen Crush.

How the characters death in Marvels “The Avengers” will be dealt with in the series is unknown, and those involved are keeping that angle secret for now while enjoying the inevitable online speculation about it.

via Agent Coulson Returns In “S.H.I.E.L.D.” | News | Dark Horizons.

Coming literally seconds after reading the Uncanny X-Men and Batmen #13 Part 1 of Death of the Family, AJ and Martin discuss the pros and cons of Marvel NOW!!! and what possible implications and affects it will have on future titles.


Stan Lee Media Inc., which keep in mind our beloved Stan is no long any part of, has decided to sue Walt Disney over the rights to the Marvel characters. The company is claiming that Disney doesn’t own the rights to the Marvel characters and they want a piece of the $5.5 billion it says the Disney has made from superhero movies and merchandise based on characters created by Stan Lee.

“Defendant The Walt Disney Company has represented to the public that it, in fact, owns the copyright to these characters as well as to hundreds of other characters created by Stan Lee. Those representations made to the public by The Walt Disney Company are false.”

Pretty interesting that they have just decided to speak up now being that they claim these rights were signed over by Mr. Lee back in 1998. Oh, that’s right. Marvel Studios and Disney just recently had the third highest grossing film of all time and now you guys own the rights to these characters? As Mr. Vanko said in Iron Man 2, “When Blood is in the water the sharks will come”.

Oh, and surprising. They also want full control over anything done with these characters in the future. Well, I hope Stan Lee Media Inc. is prepared to get royally screwed by the mouse because Disney is vicious in court.

Source: Deadline

via Stan Lee’s Former Company Suing Disney For Billions Over Marvel Characters | Geekscape.

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