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The Geekscape Comic Con Booth Signing Schedule Booth #4016 | Geekscape.

Come out and see Justin and myself on Sunday!

 

 

Here’s another smash hit from the annals of the World’s Finest Slash Fiction Art. At Rome’s Villa Borghese gardens, you can stroll through the arbors and meditate on a sculpture of Batman readying his body for the Last Love of Krypton.

via Visit Rome, see the statue of Superman and Batman’s foreplay.


GEEKS, NERDS, SAVIORS
– ONE GROUP OF FRIENDS
WILL BECOME UNLIKELY HEROES
WHEN THE UNDEAD INVADE
SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON!
July 18th, 2011 – Los Angeles, CA – They read too many comics, watch too much sci-fi, and stammer when they talk to the ladies but only one group of friends can save Comic-Con International from the clutches of the undead as award-winning graphic novel publisher BOOM! Studios brings you the hilariously epic FANBOYS VS. ZOMBIES, originally conceived by Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning producer Ben Silverman (The Office, Ugly Betty), CEO and founder of multimedia studio Electus, and Jimmy Fox, Head of Creative Development for Electus.

“BOOM!’s planning some major mayhem and lots of laughs with FVZ.” says BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “FANBOYS VS. ZOMBIES aims to put all those survival theories to the test and give readers some ideas for their own zombie apocalypse contingency plan. Be sure to read this book with someone you want to survive the zombie invasion with!”

They’ve been called geeks, nerds, and social outcasts, but when a group of fanboys take their annual trip to Comic-Con International they’ll find one of their greatest nightmares turned reality as San Diego becomes zombie ground zero. Armed only with the undead know-how they’ve gained from comic books, video games and horror movies, it’s up to one group of friends to navigate the Comic-Con feeding frenzy, and make it out alive! But will the zombie hordes be deadlier than they ever imagined? Can they save their friends along the way, and still make it out with some Comic-Con exclusives? Find out when the dead rise at Comic-Con International in the chilling and side-splitting epic, FANBOYS VS. ZOMBIES!

“Trust me when I say you’ll never look at Comic-Con or zombie stories the same way again once you feast your eyes on this gory and hilarious masterpiece,” said BOOM! Studios Marketing and Sales Director Chip Mosher. “BOOM!’s first book, back in the day, was ZOMBIE TALES – the company has been built on horror and humor comics. No one does zombies like BOOM! Studios!”

“BOOM! Studios is the ideal partner for this initiative as no one understands what serves this audience better than they do,” said Jimmy Fox, Head of Creative Development for Electus. “We wanted to create this for the real fans. The comic book junkies, the sci-fi nuts, the horror enthusiasts, the hardcore gamers – every one of them will be represented in our cast of characters. This is for any fan who has ever wondered what would happen if they had to play the role of the hero.”

From One Ring

For a week or so, we have been treated to an unprecedented look at the Dwarves from Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit. Today, TheOneRing.net is both honored and humbled to be given the worldwide exclusive reveal of Thorin Oakenshield! (and Orcrist, the Goblin-cleaver!)

As a young Dwarf prince, Thorin witnessed the destruction and terror wrought when a great fire-breathing Dragon attacked the Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor. After slaughtering many of Thorin’s kin, the great serpent, Smaug, entered The Lonely Mountain and took possession of its vast store of gold and jewels. No-one came to the aid of the surviving Dwarves, and thus, a once proud and noble race was forced into exile. Through long years of hardship, Thorin grew to be a strong and fearless fighter and revered leader. In his heart a fierce desire grew; a desire to reclaim his homeland and destroy the beast that had brought such misery upon his people. So when fate offers him an unusual ally, he seizes the chance for revenge.

 

 

ALA Dark Horizons

A photo has emerged giving us an extreme close-up of Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man mask in the upcoming reboot “The Amazing Spider-Man 3D” at Sony Pictures.

The look is definitely very different to that of Tobey Maguire’s much more high tech and sleek looking number from the Sam Raimi films, certainly the eyes are completely different:

Meanwhile Entertainment Weekly has posted a new shot of the cover for next week’s issue featuring Garfield in the costume. That’s included below.

Finally, Superhero Hype reports that the first trailer for “The Amazing Spider-Man” will hit theaters next week with select prints of “Captain America: The First Avenger”.

 

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences have announced the nominations for the 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards which are set to air September 18 on Fox. Here’s the complete list of nominees:

Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
The Good Wife (CBS)
Mad Men (AMC)
Friday Night Lights (DirecTV)
Dexter (Showtime)
Game of Thrones (HBO)

Comedy Series
Glee (FOX)
Parks And Recreation (NBC)
The Office (NBC)
Modern Family (ABC)
30 Rock (NBC)
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

Lead Actor In A Drama Series
Steve Buscemi as Nucky Thompson – “Boardwalk Empire”
Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan – “Dexter”
Kyle Chandler as Coach Eric Taylor – “Friday Night Lights”
Jon Hamm as Don Draper – “Mad Men”
Hugh Laurie as Dr. Gregory House – “House”
Timothy Olyphant as Raylan Givens – “Justified”

Lead Actress In A Drama Series
Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson – “Mad Men”
Connie Britton as Tami Taylor – “Friday Night Lights”
Mariska Hargitay as Detective Olivia Benson – “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”
Mireille Enos as Sarah Linden – “The Killing”
Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick – “The Good Wife”
Kathy Bates as Harriet Harry” Korn” – “Harry’s Law”

Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
John Slattery as Roger Sterling – “Mad Men”
Andre Braugher as Owen – “Men of a Certain Age”
Walton Goggins as Boyd Crowder – “Justified”
Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister – “Game of Thrones”
Josh Charles as Will Gardner – “The Good Wife”
Alan Cumming as Eli Gold – “The Good Wife”

Supporting Actress In A Drama Series
Kelly Macdonald as Margaret Schroeder – “Boardwalk Empire”
Christina Hendricks as Joan Harris – “Mad Men”
Michelle Forbes as Mitch Larsen – “The Killing”
Archie Panjabi as Kalinda Sharma – “The Good Wife”
Margo Martindale as Mags Bennett – “Justified”
Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart – “The Good Wife”

Lead Actor In A Comedy Series
Matt LeBlanc as Matt LeBlanc – “Episodes”
Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper – “The Big Bang Theory”
Steve Carell as Michael Scott – “The Office”
Johnny Galecki as Leonard Hofstadter – “The Big Bang Theory”
Louis C.K. as Louie – “Louie”
Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy – “30 Rock”

Lead Actress In A Comedy Series
Laura Linney as Cathy Jamison – “The Big C”
Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton – “Nurse Jackie”
Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope – “Parks and Recreation”
Melissa McCarthy as Molly Flynn – “Mike & Molly”
Martha Plimpton as Virginia Chance – “Raising Hope”
Tina Fey as Liz Lemon – “30 Rock”

Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series
Jon Cryer as Alan Harper – “Two and a Half Men”
Chris Colfer as Kurt Hummel – “Glee”
Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell Pritchett – “Modern Family”
Ed O’Neill as Jay Pritchett – “Modern Family”
Eric Stonestreet as Cameron Tucker – “Modern Family”
Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy – “Modern Family”

Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series
Jane Lynch as Sue Sylvester – “Glee”
Betty White as Elka Ostrosky – “Hot In Cleveland”
Julie Bowen as Claire Dunphy – “Modern Family”
Kristen Wiig as Various characters – “Saturday Night Live”
Jane Krakowski as Jenna Maroney – “30 Rock”
Sofia Vergara as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett – “Modern Family”

Variety, Music Or Comedy Series
The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (NBC)
Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Conan (TBS)
Real Time With Bill Maher (HBO)
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)

Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Greg Kinnear as John F. Kennedy – “The Kennedys”
Barry Pepper as Bobby Kennedy – “The Kennedys”
Edgar Ramirez as Carlos – “Carlos”
William Hurt as Henry ‘Hank’ Paulson – “Too Big To Fail”
Idris Elba as John Luther – “Luther”
Laurence Fishburne as Thurgood Marshall – “Thurgood”

Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Kate Winslet as Mildred Pierce – “Mildred Pierce”
Elizabeth McGovern as Cora, Countess of Grantham – “Downton Abbey”
Diane Lane as Patricia Loud – “Cinema Verite”
Taraji P. Henson as Tiffany Rubin – “Taken From Me”
Jean Marsh as Rose Buck – “Upstairs Downstairs”

Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Guy Pearce as Monty Beragon – “Mildred Pierce”
Brian F. O’Byrne as Bert Pierce – “Mildred Pierce”
Tom Wilkinson as Joe Kennedy – “The Kennedys”
Paul Giamatti as Ben Bernanke – “Too Big To Fail”
James Woods as Richard Fuld – “Too Big To Fail”

Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Evan Rachel Wood as Veda Pierce – “Mildred Pierce”
Melissa Leo as Lucy Gessler – “Mildred Pierce”
Mare Winningham as Ida – “Mildred Pierce”
Maggie Smith as Dowager Countess of Grantham – “Downton Abbey”
Eileen Atkins as Lady Maud Holland – “Upstairs Downstairs”

 

I am sure we are all pulling for Game of Thrones!

From Dark Horizons

Yesterday it was the royal hunks, today’s “The Hobbit” dwarf pictorial (via Stuff.co.nz) features three more dwarves who represent a quite different background – the rougher and life loving working class trio of Bombur (Stephen Hunter), Bofur (James Nesbitt) and Bifur (William Kircher). Here’s the description of their characters:

“Born and bred in the West, descendants of coal miners and iron workers, they have joined the Quest for the Lonely Mountain partly to seek their fortune and partly because they were told the beer was free.”

Hunter is a familiar face on Australian and New Zealand television with a role in several episodes of the acclaimed “Love My Way” along with guest starring roles on “All Saints,” “Spirited,” “Mercy Peak” and “Street Legal”.

Irish actor Nesbitt is an outright legend of British television with memorable leading role turns in “Jekyll,” “Cold Feet,” “Ballykissangel,” “Playing the Field,” “Murphy’s Law,” “The Deep” and “Midnight Man” along with various film roles including “Millions,” “Match Point,” “Bloody Sunday,” “Waking Ned,” “Jude,” “Welcome to Sarajevo,” “Five Minutes of Heaven,” “Cherry Bomb” and Ralph Fiennes’ upcoming “Coriolanus”.

Kircher is a veteran New Zealand actor who was a regular on “City Life” and the cop series “Shark in the Park”, along with guest starring roles in the likes of “Xena: Warrior Princess,” “Legend of the Seeker,” “The Enid Blyton Secret Series” and films like “The Last Tattoo” and “Out of the Blue”.

 

 

 

 

 

 


THE RINSE #1 (A)
THE RINSE #1 (B)
Written by Gary Phillips
Drawn by Marc Laming
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $1.00
Diamond Code: JUL110956

SPECIAL $1 DEBUT ISSUE! Acclaimed crime novelist Gary Phillips (THE JOOK, VERTIGO’S ANGELTOWN and COWBOYS) returns to BOOM! with a new brand of crime! High finance and low-down greed rear their ugly heads as Jeff Sinclair, the premiere laundryman in San Francisco—and we’re not talkin’ wrinkled jeans and dirty gym socks—is unwillingly pulled into a dangerous gig laundering $25 million in stolen casino skim money. Forced to truly consider his line of work and the evil that he facilitates, Jeff must find a way to clean the cash and wash away his own sins. A grounded, gritty look at the world of money laundering in the vein of Elmore Leonard, THE RINSE is a modern crime classic in the making! For fans of Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips’ CRIMINAL!


ELRIC: THE BALANCE LOST #3 (A)
ELRIC: THE BALANCE LOST #3 (B)
Written by Chris Roberson
Drawn by Francesco Biagini
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: JUL110936

Signs continue to appear throughout the Multiverse that the Cosmic Balance is in peril, and the Eternal Champion is caught in the crosshairs! Across worlds, Elric, Hawkmoon and Corum begin to face the force that threatens to overpower them all, while Eric Beck, a modern-day video game designer, must acknowledge that his reoccurring dreams of a Pale Prince aren’t all in his head… Join New York Times bestseller Chris Roberson (SUPERMAN, iZOMBIE, STAN LEE’S STARBORN) as he teams up with legendary fantasy author Michael Moorcock to bring Elric back to comic books in an original ongoing series! See why Neil Gaiman called Moorcock “my model for what a writer was” while Warren Ellis said he is one of the “eight core sites in my creative genome.”


FARSCAPE #23
Written by Rockne S. O’Bannon, Keith R.A. DeCandido
Drawn by Will Sliney
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: JUL110935

Crichton’s plan to stop the Kkore onslaught starts here. It’s a major risk, involving knowledge discovered through the secret history of the Delvians. Nothing like this has even been attempted, but taking this risk might be the only hope for the crew of Moya. The penultimate chapter of The War for the Uncharted Territories! From FARSCAPE creator Rockne S. O’Bannon and fan-favorite novelist Keith R.A. DeCandido!


HELLRAISER #7 (A)
HELLRAISER #7 (B)
Written by Clive Barker, Christopher Monfette
Drawn by Stephen Thompson
SC, 24 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: JUL110930
One of the greatest horror franchises of all time returns, now under the control of its original creator! Clive Barker has touched HELLRAISER only twice: once to write THE HELLBOUND HEART, and once more to write and direct the original HELLRAISER film. Now witness Barker’s long-awaited return to tell a new chapter in the series’ official continuity—a trajectory that will forever change the Cenobites…and Pinhead! He thought he knew his place in the void, but in this issue Pinhead discovers something that will shake HELLRAISER fans to their core.


INCORRUPTIBLE #22 (A)
INCORRUPTIBLE #22 (B)
Written by Mark Waid
Drawn by Marcio Takara
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: JUL110938

Max’s efforts at rebuilding Coalville and redeeming himself to the world have suddenly been cut short by the return of The Plutonian —and Max finds he’s woefully unprepared. What lengths will he go to in order to be ready to take Plutonian on —and what sacrifices will he have to make to ensure Earth’s survival? The showdown you’ve been waiting for is here! Don’t miss this game-changing issue of Mark Waid’s stirring superhero saga!


IRREDEEMABLE #29 (A)
IRREDEEMABLE #29 (B)
Written by Mark Waid
Drawn by Eduardo Barretto
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: JUL110939

Hope is slipping from society as Plutonian returns to earth and lays waste to Earth’s protectors. With all opposition broken and all defenses shattered —what’s left of the Paradigm is scattered across the globe. Now the only beings in existence that may stand any chance of taming Plutonian are…his parents? Don’t miss this stunning issue of Mark Waid’s multiple Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated epic superhero series!


PLANET OF THE APES #6 (A)
PLANET OF THE APES #6 (B)
Written by Daryl Gregory
Drawn by Carlos Magno
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: JUL110947
The hit series continues! The ferociousness of the apes’ plans against humans is finally revealed! As humans face oppressive tactics not seen in centuries, they choose to fight with newfound viciousness — committing an act so severe it will have reverberations for years to come! Superstar writer Daryl Gregory and white hot artist Carlos Magno ensure you have to “get your hands on these damn dirty apes!”



STAN LEE’S SOLDIER ZERO #12
Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning
Drawn by Javier Pina
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: JUL110949

LAST ISSUE! Stan Lee, Dan Abnett, and Andy Lanning bring the year’s most colossal crossover to a close with the series finale that will forever change the universe! Soldier Zero, the Traveler, Starborn, the Inheritors…what is their fate? Find out as Stan “The Man” Lee concludes the finest superhero run of the year!


STAN LEE’S STARBORN #10
Written by Chris Roberson
Drawn by Khary Randolph
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: JUL110952

 

The crossover fans have been clamoring for continues to be NOT OF THIS WORLD! With a new menacing threat terrorizing Earth, will Starborn fight for us…or against us? SUPERMAN’s Chris Roberson and SPIDER-MAN’s Khary Randolph bring you a Stan Lee superhero scorcher that redefines the sci-fi superhero genre! Worlds collide this month in true Stan Lee fashion!


STAN LEE’S THE TRAVELER #11
Written by Mark Waid, Tom Peyer
Drawn by Chad Hardin
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: JUL110954

With the horrific plans of The Inheritors finally revealed, it’s up to the Traveler and Soldier Zero to find the source of their power before the entire planet is sucked into the cataclysmic fray! The crossover event of the year continues as Tom Peyer joins comic book icons Stan Lee and Mark Waid to bring you more time-traveling mind-benders!


DRACULA: THE COMPANY OF MONSTERS VOL. 3 TPB
Written by Daryl Gregory, Kurt Busiek
Drawn by Scott Godlewski, Damian Couceiro
SC, 112 pgs, FC, SRP: $14.99
ISBN13: 9781608860586
Diamond Code: JUL110932
The terrifying conclusion to the critically acclaimed series from comics legend Kurt Busiek! After a powerful, predatory corporation acquires Dracula as a valuable asset, they soon discover one terrifying truth: no one can own the Son of the Dragon! As the vampire armies of the corporation and Dracula face off against each other, our hero Evan must enter into an unlikely alliance with Marta and her team of vampire hunters. As Dracula and the corporation’s fight reaches a fever pitch, can Evan and Marta work together long enough to rally a rebellion that will be able to withstand the onslaught? It’s bloodsuckers vs. bloodsucker, as Busiek brings an incredibly modern spin to the Dracula mythos with award-winning author Daryl Gregrory (PANDEMONIUM, PLANET OF THE APES) and rising star artists Scott Godlewski (CODEBREAKERS) and Damian Couceiro (NOLA).


HELLRAISER VOL. 1 TPB
Written by Clive Barker, Christopher Monfette
Drawn by Leonardo Manco, Stephen Thompson
SC, 112 pgs, FC, SRP: $9.99
ISBN13: 9781608860722
Diamond Code: JUL110928
One of the greatest horror franchises of all time returns, now under the control of its original creator! Clive Barker has touched HELLRAISER only twice: once to write THE HELLBOUND HEART, and once more to write and direct the original HELLRAISER film. Now witness Barker’s long-awaited return to tell a new chapter in the series’ official continuity—a trajectory that will forever change the Cenobites…and Pinhead! So prepare your soul for an epic journey into horror from one of the medium’s greatest voices, and starring one of the medium’s greatest characters, in an unforgettable new chapter of HELLRAISER.


IRREDEEMABLE VOL.7 TPB
Written by Mark Waid
Drawn by Diego Barreto, Peter Krause
SC, 128 pgs, FC, SRP: $16.99
ISBN13: 9781608860555
Diamond Code: JUL110940
Plutonian has been banished by the Paradigm to an off-world insane asylum… but it’s proving too weak to hold him. Meanwhile, upon seeing a darker side of Survivor, Qubit has entered into an uneasy alliance with Modeus, the Plutonian’s arch-nemesis and one of Earth’s most feared supervillains to figure out how to stop the Plutonian once and for all. But what will happen when the Mad God returns to Earth? From Eisner Award-winning writer Mark Waid (KINGDOM COME, EMPIRE) comes the latest volume in this epic superhero series!


STAN LEE’S SOLDIER ZERO VOL.2 TPB
Written by Mark Waid
Drawn by Diego Barreto, Peter Krause
SC, 128 pgs, FC, SRP: $16.99
ISBN13: 978-1-60886-060-9
Diamond Code: JUL110951
STAN’S BACK! Now in trade paperback! Stan Lee, the most colossal force in the history of comics, teams up with critically acclaimed writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning (THE LEGION, IRON MAN/THOR) and artist Javier Pina (SUPERMAN, BATMAN) for the dramatic, action-packed superhero scorcher, SOLDIER ZERO! Half-Human. Half-Alien. All Weapon…and all in this brand new collection! Compiling the highly celebrated debut story arc by hot writing team Abnett and Lanning, find out the secret behind Soldier Zero’s flight to Earth and why Stewart Trautmann has become an intergalactic weapon of war. This can’t-miss edition features a cover by fan-favorite X-MEN artist, Trevor Hairsine!


ZOMBIE TALES OMNIBUS: OUTBREAK
Written by Mark Waid, John Rogers, Willliam Messner-Loebs and many more!
Drawn by Andy Kuhn, Keith Giffen, Jon Schnepp and many more!
SC, 220 pgs, FC, SRP: $19.99
ISBN13: 9781608860760
Diamond Code: JUL110957
We’ve got plenty more mad creations spilling out of our zombie kitchen! Delivering smart, accessible, high-quality zombie short stories, this anthology has met with great acclaim amongst both comic and zombie fans, featuring more great zombie stories from more great writers and artists that you know and love. Don’t worry about leaving room for dessert — you’re it! Featuring work from writers Mark Waid (IRREDEEMABLE, KINGDOM COME), John Rogers (Leverage, Transformers), William Messner-Loebs (THE FLASH, THE MAXX), Brian Augustyn (JLA: YEAR ONE, B.P.R.D.), role-playing game master Monte Cook, Karl Kesel (FANTASTIC FOUR, SUPERMAN), Michael Alan Nelson (28 DAYS LATER), Ian Brill (DARKWING DUCK), Tom Peyer (THE FLASH), Pierluigi Cothran (HEROES webcomic), Bryce Carlson (WALL•E), plus art from the likes of Andy Kuhn (FIREBREATHER), Keith Giffen (52, LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES), Jon Schnepp (Venture Brothers, Metalocalypse), Toby Cypress (KILLING GIRL), and more. With talent like this, neither the dead nor the living stand a chance!


 



SPACE WARPED #3

Written by Hervé Bourhis
Drawn by Rudy Spiessert
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: JUL110966
Spaced Warped Strikes Back! Far away, in a land long ago…an unlikely band of travelers embarked on a hilarious journey through one of the greatest science fiction franchises of all time! In the tradition of ROBOT CHICKEN: STAR WARS and SPACEBALLS, this loving, affectionate parody continues! The next chapter in this hilarious saga begins here, as the fan-pleasing romp that skewers one of the greatest adventure stories ever strikes back!


DUCKTALES #5 (A)
DUCKTALES #5 (B)
Written by Warren Spector
Drawn by Leonel Castellani
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: JUL110961

It’s the epic conclusion to “Rightful Owners.” Scrooge McDuck is on the brink of restoring his collection of returned rarities, but will a crisis of conscience be his ultimate undoing? You won’t want to miss the action brought to you by EPIC MICKEY’s Warren Spector and MARVEL SUPER HERO SQUAD’s Leonel Castellani, and of course the Disney Afternoon Revolution!


DARKWING DUCK #16 (A)
DARKWING DUCK #16 (B)
Written by Ian Brill
Drawn by James Silvani
SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: JUL110960

It’s a super-powered stampede as waves and waves of brand new baddies pop up all over St. Canard, in the midst of a mayoral race you have to see to believe! How many more meta human menaces are gonna show up to crash Darkwing’s political party? Count ’em all in “The Ballot of Darkwing and Launchpad!” Fan-favorite writer Ian Brill and superstar artist James Silvani bring you another fantastic issue of DARKWING DUCK!



HAPPINESS IS A WARM BLANKET, CHARLIE BROWN
Written by Charles Schulz, Craig Schulz, Stephan Pastis
Drawn by Bob Scott, Ron Zorman, Vicki Scott
SC, 96 pgs, FC, SRP: $9.99
ISBN13: 9781608866816
Diamond Code: JUL110962

Now in trade paperback! Charles Schulz’s world-renowned comic strip, PEANUTS, takes the stage as a graphic novel! Adapted from the animated special, Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown, this timeless retelling takes us back to the neighborhood and features Linus’ insecurities, Charlie Brown’s kite-flying woes, Lucy’s unrequited love for Schroeder, and everyone’s favorite beagle, Snoopy, in a lively and colorful spin through Charles Schulz’s imagination. HAPPINESS IS A WARM BLANKET, CHARLIE BROWN is certain to please old and new fans alike!


WORDGIRL: THE COALITION OF MALICE
Written by Chris Karwowski
Drawn by Steve Young, Pat Lapierre
SC, 64 pgs, FC, SRP: $7.99
ISBN13: 9781608866786
Diamond Code: JUL110967
Word up! KABOOM! proudly brings you all-new adventures of WordGirl —based on the Emmy Award-winning animated children’s show of the same name. Join WordGirl and Captain Huggy Face as they fight for truth, justice and use of the right word! But a titanic team-up spells trouble when WordGirl’s arch-villains The Butcher, Mr. Big, Dr. Two-Brains, Granny May and Chuck the Evil Sandwich-Making Guy join forces…as the fearsome Coalition of Malice!


 


 


GRANDPA WON’T WAKE UP
Written by simon max hill
Drawn by Shannon Wheeler
HC, 80pgs, FC, SRP: $7.99
ISBN13: 9781608866557
Diamond Code: MAY110945
This is not the children’s book your mother read to you! Best known for TOO MUCH COFFEE MAN and I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER, Eisner Award-winning talent Shannon Wheeler brings you this Li’l Golden parody that takes a look at the lighter side of discovering a cadaver in your living room. See what ridiculous lengths will be reached in trying to wake up Grandpa…and were those fishnets really necessary? A hilarious send-up from new writing talent simon max hill and Shannon Wheeler!


CAPITOL HELL
Written by Pete Von Sholly
Drawn by Pete Von Sholly
HC, 24pgs, FC, SRP: $11.95
ISBN13: 9780971008090
Diamond Code: JUL110959
Jaded Americans can find some levity in the impending 2012 presidential campaigning with CAPITOL HELL, a creepy and hilarious 24-image postcard book by satirist Pete Von Sholly (REPUGLICANS). The recombinant DNA of recent and current White House occupants, presidential aspirants from each party, pundits and others are mixed with classic horror and sci-fi flicks in the author’s inky lab. Skin-crawling monstrosities result.


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The Amory Wars Video Game – Sneak Peak!

SDCC Exclusive Nathan Fox Limited-Edition Litho!
July 14, 2010 – Los Angeles, CA – Claudio Sanchez, founder of Evil Ink Comics (EIC), creator of THE AMORY WARS and KILL AUDIO, as well as frontman for the epic rock band, COHEED AND CAMBRIA, returns for his eighth consecutive year at San Diego Comic Con with a new series, exclusive merch items and an early look at his forthcoming Amory Wars video game.

KEY OF Z, a brand new mini-series co-written by Sanchez and wife Chondra Echert, follows Ewing– a once proud father and finder of a special gift– across a post-zombie-apocalyptic New York City as he seeks revenge on the two warring gangs who murdered his family. Coming from BOOM! Studios this October, with interior art from The Amory Wars’ Aaron Kuder, cover Art by Nathan Fox and a variant by The WALKING DEAD’s Tony Moore. Key Of Z promises to be a visually stunning dramatic tale!

In celebration of this, Evil Ink will be holding a contest where YOU can be an extra in Key Of Z! That’s right, winners’ faces will be drawn into the comic and their names mentioned somewhere inside. Be a part of Key of Z history forever, look for the QR code at the booth!

SDCC Exclusive! Nathan Fox limited-edition Key OF Z lithograph will be available at the EIC booth (#1031), 250 signed and numbered!

Later this year, EIC will journey into new territory when the ultra-popular The Amory Wars springs into life as a video game for iPad and iPhone. Designed by Man Vs. Games, a display version will be available for viewing at the booth. The game will be available late this year!

The Amory Wars: In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3 (EIC/BOOM! Studios) just wrapped up its 12-issue maxi with a dynamic final battle-royale! Trade #3 will be collected just in time to be available at SDCC!

Sanchez and Echert will be on hand to do signings at the EIC booth (1031) at 3pm on Thursday, 4pm on Friday and Saturday, and 1pm on Sunday.

Contact Blaze@velvethammer.net for more information
www.theamorywars.com
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BOOM! STUDIOS GUESTS INCLUDE:

IRREDEEMABLE’s Mark Waid
2010 Eisner Award nominee
I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER‘s Shannon Wheeler
PEANUTS’ Bob & Vicki Scott
DUCKTALES Author & EPIC MICKEY Creator Warren Spector
ELRIC: THE BALANCE LOST & STARBORN‘s Chris Roberson
28 DAYS LATER‘s Michael Alan Nelson
INSURRECTION v3.6’s Blake Masters
STATION’s Johanna Stokes

As well as KABOOM! Artists
Travis Hill
Allen Gladfelter
Shelli Paroline
&
DARKWING DUCK
Creator Tad Stones with
Comic Series Writer Ian Brill &
Artist James Silvani

CCI EXCLUSIVES!

DEFINITIVE IRREDEEMABLE VOL. 1
CCI EXCLUSIVE
SIGNED & NUMBERED BY
WRITER MARK WAID
EXCLUSIVELY OFFERED ONLY DURING SIGNING TIMES
(ONLY 250 AVAILABLE!)
$75

HAPPINESS IS A WARM BLANKET, CHARLIE BROWN
CCI EXCLUSIVE
SIGNED & NUMBERED BY
ARTISTS BOB & VICKI SCOTT
EXCLUSIVELY OFFERED ONLY DURING SIGNING TIMES
(ONLY 250 AVAILABLE)
$30


I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER
CCI EXCLUSIVE
SIGNED & NUMBERED BY
EISNER AWARD-NOMINATED CARTOONIST
SHANNON WHEELER
EXCLUSIVELY OFFERED ONLY DURING SIGNING TIMES
(ONLY 300 AVAILABLE!)
$20

GET YOUR CUSTOM SKETCH FROM
KABOOM! ARTISTS
TRAVIS HILL
ALLEN GLADFELTER
SHELLI PAROLINE
WITH THESE
CCI 2011 EXCLUSIVE DISNEY AFTERNOON
“GET-A-SKETCH” COVERS
$20 EACH!

BE SURE TO GET
DUCKTALES #1 CCI EXCLUSIVE
8-BIT VARIANT
SIGNED BY WRITER & EPIC MICKEY CREATOR
WARREN SPECTOR
LIMITED TO 500
$10

DON’T MISS OUT ON THE
PLANET OF THE APES #4 CCI EXCLUSIVE
RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES VARIANT
LIMITED TO 500
$10

SCHEDULED SIGNINGS & PANELS

BOOM! Studios Booth #2743
Wednesday, July 20, 2010 – 5pm – 9pm

All Day Sketching – Travis Hill, Allen Gladfelter & Shelli Paroline

All Day Signing – Michael Alan Nelson, Johanna Stokes

6:00 – 7:00pm – Chris Roberson signing ELRIC: THE BALANCE LOST & STARBORN

7:00 – 8:00pm – Mark Waid signing DEFINITIVE IRREDEEMABLE CCI EXCLUSIVE (Available only during signing times!), INCORRUPTIBLE & THE TRAVELER

Thursday, July 21, 2010 – 9am – 7pm

All Day Sketching – Travis Hill, Allen Gladfelter & Shelli Paroline

All Day Signing – Michael Alan Nelson, Johanna Stokes

10:00am – 11:00pm – Planet of the Apes in Comics Present and Past with Editor Ian Brill & Writer Daryl Gregory Room 5AB

11:00am – 12:00pm – Chris Roberson signing ELRIC: THE BALANCE LOST & STARBORN

1:00 – 2:00pm – Warren Spector signing DUCKTALES

2:00 – 3:00pm – Shannon Wheeler signing I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER CCI EXCLUSIVE (Available only during signing times!)

3:00 – 3:50pm – Mark Waid signing DEFINITIVE IRREDEEMABLE CCI EXCLUSIVE (Available only during signing times!), INCORRUPTIBLE & THE TRAVELER

4:00 – 5:00pm – BOOM! IRREDEEMABLE/INCORRUPTIBLE Panel with Mark Waid Room 32AB

4:00 – 5:00pm – Tad Stones, Ian Brill & James Silvani signing DARKWING DUCK

6:30 – 7:30pm – Indie Comics Marketing 101 with BOOM! Marketing Director Chip Mosher, Sam Humphries (writer, OUR LOVE IS REAL, CBGB, creator, MySpace Comic Books), Laura Hudson (editor-in-chief, Comics Alliance), J.K. Parkin (managing editor, Robot 6 at ComicBookResources.com) and Ben McCool (writer, CHOKER, CAPTAIN AMERICA , FEAR ITSELF: THE HOME FRONT) Room 8

9:00pm – ?:??am – BOOM!’s 6th Year Anniversary Party, Hilton San Diego Bayfront Odysea Bar, 1 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101. Come one! Come all! Open invite to professionals and fans alike!

Friday, July 22, 2010 – 9am – 7pm

All Day Sketching – Travis Hill, Allen Gladfelter & Shelli Paroline

All Day Signing – Michael Alan Nelson, Johanna Stokes

11:00am – 12:00pm – Warren Spector signing DUCKTALES

12:00am – 1:00pm – Mark Waid signing DEFINITIVE IRREDEEMABLE CCI EXCLUSIVE (Available only during signing times!), INCORRUPTIBLE & THE TRAVELER

1:00 – 2:00pm – Bob & Vicki Scott signing HAPPINESS IS A WARM BLANKET, CHARLIE BROWN CCI EXLCUSIVE (Available only during signing times!)

2:00 – 3:00pm – Shannon Wheeler signing I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER CCI EXCLUSIVE (Available only during signing times!)

3:00 – 4:00pm – Tad Stones, Ian Brill & James Silvani signing DARKWING DUCK

4:00 – 5:00pm – Blake Masters signing INSURRECTION v3.6

Saturday, July 23, 2010 – 9am – 7pm

All Day Sketching – Travis Hill, Allen Gladfelter & Shelli Paroline

All Day Signing – Michael Alan Nelson, Johanna Stokes

10:00 – 11:00am – Mark Waid signing DEFINITIVE IRREDEEMABLE CCI EXCLUSIVE (Available only during signing times!), INCORRUPTIBLE & THE TRAVELER

11:00am – 12:00pm – Bob & Vicki Scott signing HAPPINESS IS A WARM BLANKET, CHARLIE BROWN CCI EXLCUSIVE (Available only during signing times!)

12:00 – 1:00pm – Warren Spector signing DUCKTALES

1:00 – 2:00pm – Chris Roberson signing ELRIC: THE BALANCE LOST & STARBORN

2:00 – 3:00pm – Shannon Wheeler signing I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER CCI EXCLUSIVE (Available only during signing times!)

3:00 – 4:00pm – Bob & Vicki Scott signing HAPPINESS IS A WARM BLANKET, CHARLIE BROWN CCI EXLCUSIVE (Available only during signing times!)

4:00 – 5:00pm – Mark Waid signing DEFINITIVE IRREDEEMABLE CCI EXCLUSIVE (Available only during signing times!), INCORRUPTIBLE & THE TRAVELER

5:00 – 6:00pm – BOOM! Studios/KABOOM!/BOOM! Town Panel with Founder & CEO Ross Richie, Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon, and Marketing & Sales Director Chip Mosher Room 9

Sunday, July 24, 2010 – 9am – 5pm

All Day Sketching – Travis Hill, Allen Gladfelter & Shelli Paroline

All Day Signing – Michael Alan Nelson, Johanna Stokes

9:30 – 10:30am – Bob & Vicki Scott signing HAPPINESS IS A WARM BLANKET, CHARLIE BROWN CCI EXLCUSIVES (Available only during signing times!)

11:00am – 12:00pm – Mark Waid signing DEFINITIVE IRREDEEMABLE CCI EXCLUSIVES (Available only during signing times!), INCORRUPTIBLE & THE TRAVELER

1:30 – 2:30pm – Editing Comics the BOOM! Studios Way Room with Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon as well as writers Chris Roberson (Starborn, iZombie, Superman), Daryl Gregory (Planet of the Apes, Dracula Company of Monsters), and Michael Alan Nelson (28 Days Later, Dingo, Hexed) Room 23ABC

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