ECCC: Elfquest gets a gallery Edition

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In 1978, Wendy and Richard Pini first published what would become one of the most revered classic-fantasy epics in comics. Today, ElfQuest continues to capture the imaginations of readers of all ages, as Chief Cutter and his Wolfriders battle savage humans, forge lasting alliances, and discover strange new lands in this ultimate fantasy adventure!

Dark Horse proudly presents ElfQuest: The Original Quest Gallery Edition, a one-of-a-kind edition, which collects the first five issues of The Original Quest (“Fire and Flight”) in their gorgeous original glory. Each page is carefully scanned from Wendy Pini’s original art to capture every stroke and detail. At 12 1/8″ by 17″, it’s as close to holding Pini’s original art as a fan can get.

For readers looking to explore ElfQuest for the first time, there’s no better place than The Complete ElfQuest Volume 1: The Original Quest! This edition boasts 720 pages, collecting the entirety of what is now known as The Original Quest in stunning black and white, including an extensive gallery of concept art, pinups, and covers, with commentary from series creators Wendy and Richard Pini.

ElfQuest: The Original Quest Gallery Edition is in comic shops October 8 and bookstores October 21.

The Complete ElfQuest Volume 1: The Original Quest is on sale August 6. Preorder your copy today!

Praise for Wendy and Richard Pini’s ElfQuest:

“If you’re looking for some engaging fantasy, don’t miss ElfQuest! It’s something special and will pull you in from the first time you read it!”—Major Spoilers

ElfQuest really isn’t like any other comics currently hitting the shelves.”—Big Comic Page

“It’s certainly worth taking a look at especially if you are interested in following the career of one of comics’ first female artists self-publishing in a male dominated medium.”—Rhymes with Geek

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DC Comics hits Emerald City Comicon with panels and more

DC confirms their guest schedule today for those of you hitting ECCC this year, those visiting the convention will be treated with panels and other events. Key items for DC are

  • Friday: DC Comics All Access – 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm @ room 4C1-2
  • Sunday: DC Comics The New 52 – 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm @ room 4C1-2
    • Panels moderated by editors Mike Marts and Ben Abernathy, Brian Cunningham and Rachel Gluckstern with special guests from the DC Comics creative teams
  • Saturday: Vertigo: New Blood Panel – 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm @ room 3AB
    • Moderated by Shelly Bond with panelists Mike Allred, Chris Roberson, Bill Willingham

DC also plans to pass along signings and greeting moments with artists and writers on both the DC and Vertigo sides they’ve made a list of confirmed guests for you to plan around.

  • Mike Allred (I Zombie)
  • Brian Buccellato (The Flash)
  • Chris Burnham (Batman Incorporated)
  • Greg Capullo (Batman)
  • Aaron Lopresti (Justice League International)
  • Francis Manapul (The Flash)
  • Dustin Nguyen (Justice League Beyond Unlimited)
  • Chris Roberson (I Zombie)
  • Gail Simone (Batgirl)
  • Marcus To (Batwing)
  • Joshua Williamson (Voodoo)
  • Bill Willingham (Fables)

Links: DC Comics News | Emerald City Comicon 2012

comiXology giving away The Walking Dead Vol. 1 free at ECCC 2012

Going to Emerald City Comicon? Yes we’ve asked this before, this time it serves as an even bigger boost, if you’re headed out to the show stop by comiXology at booth #308 for a free copy of The Walking Dead Vol. 1 to make your very own. If you have your phone on you it can be redeemed on the spot and you can start reading when you take a break from cruising the floor. They did this at Wondercon and while it was first come first serve they had plenty of cards to hand out to curious attendees, keep in mind they are noting only 2,500 copies will be available at the con so grab them while you can for a giant dose of zombie goodness.

comiXology will also be hosting an open panel on all things digital, if you want to catch that check out Room 3 on Saturday March 31st from 2:00pm – 3:00pm and get your latest pondering cleared up or just sit and listen to the flow of Q&A from the community.

The Walking Dead Compendium at ECCC 2012

There are many amazing things in the comic world, busts, figures, variants and of course the stories themselves. Emerald City Comicon fans get a taste of something that combines most of that goodness into a timed exclusive shell. The Walking Dead Compendium, it’s enough to make you want to travel to Seattle just to grab it. For those like us who can’t do such a thing, we have some pretty pictures courtesy of Skybound and they really are something to see. While the first shot at this book will only be available at ECCC, the rest should be ready in time for San Diego Comic-Con later this summer.

Details on the release:

  • Available at Booth #310
  • 48 issues covered in this first volume
  • Over 1,000 pages of Walking Dead goodness
  • Hard cover with gold embossed logo
  • New cover by Charlie Adlard
  • Limited to about 100 for ECCC
  • Price: $100.00

Links: Image Comics | Skybound

Image announces Emerald City Comicon 2012 programming

Emerald City Comicon is right around the corner, the event kicking off next week is running out of time for announcements and so Image has their schedule confirmed for the show today. Check out the full details from Image below.

Programming

Creator Spotlight: Marc Silvestri
Join Top Cow founder, Image partner, movie producer and top industry artist Marc Silvestri (THE DARKNESS) as he takes a retrospective look at his legendary career spanning three decades. Moderated by Top Cow Publisher Filip Sablik, Silvestri will look back at everything from his early years on such top titles as X-Men and Wolverine to the founding of Image Comics and Cyberforce to the redefining of his company and the creation of mini-icons like Witchblade and The Darkness. Friday, 4pm, Room 211

Robert Kirkman Q&A
Kirkman, one of the most successful writers in comics today, best known for his work on The Walking Dead, Invincible, and Super Dinosaur, will offer fans some insight into the genius behind their favorite hit comics. After becoming an Image Comics partner in 2009, introducing the internationally renowned hit TV show based on the comic, “The Walking Dead” on AMC, and recently announcing an upcoming video game adaptation of the same series from TellTale Games, he has proven to be an unstoppable creative force. Friday, 7pm, Room 4C1-2

Image Comics – 20 Years of Creator-Owned Independence
Some of the most exciting rising stars in comics today and established creators alike will be coming together to talk about the past, present, and future of Image Comics. Join Ed Brubaker (Fatale), Joe Casey (Butcher Baker, Officer Downe, Haunt), Brandon Graham (King City, Prophet), Joe Keatinge (Glory, Hell Yeah), Emi Lenox (Emitown), Nathan Edmondson (Who Is Jake Ellis?, The Activity, Dancer), and Natalie Nourigat (Between Gears) to experience this lively conversation and be among the first to hear some big announcements! Saturday, 12pm, Room 4C3-4

Top Cow’s REBIRTH: The Beginning
Join Top Cow Publisher Filip Sablik as he leads an informative and lively discussion about the 20th Anniversary of Top Cow and the REBIRTH of the Top Cow Universe in 2012 with creators including Marc Silvestri and Jeremy Haun. Be the first to hear exciting new announcements, get added insight into the state of the Top Cow Universe, and get your questions answered! Saturday, 1pm, Room 4C1-2

Talkin’ Dead with Jon Bernthal & Laurie Holden
A “lively” discussion with The Walking Dead stars Jon Bernthal and Laurie Holden. Join them as they talk about the show’s record breaking viewing numbers, what it’s like to film in an apocalyptic, zombie filled world and what the future holds for Shane and Andrea. Hosted by David Boze (KTTH 770 AM). Saturday, 1 pm., Room 4A

Take to the Sky: Skybound and the Next Generation of Independence
Things continue to look up for Skybound, Robert Kirkman’s imprint at Image Comics. The premiere original Witch Doctor has sold out nationwide, the all-ages hit Super Dinosaur  continues to soar, and And Kirkman’s first-ever writers’-room-driven crime drama, Thief of Thieves, is a critical success… what’s next? Join Robert Kirkman as he discusses the future of the imprint with his stable of creators, including the creative teams behind Witch Doctor, Thief of Thieves, and more! Expect only AWESOMENESS. Sunday, 12pm, Room 4C3-4

SIGNINGS

At the Image Booth – #310

Friday
2:00-3:00
Sina Grace (Li’l Depressed Boy)

3:00-4:00
Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash, Witchblade, Bloodstrike)
This is a ticketed signing, limited to one ticket per person. Tickets will be available at Image Booth #310 the day of the signing.

4:00-5:00
Shane Houghton (Reed Gunther)

5:00-6:00
Nathan Edmondson & Mitch Gerads (The Activity)

6:00-7:00
Landry Walker (Danger Club)

7:00-8:00
Jean-Paul Bonjour, Robert Love & Dana Shukarsi (Alpha Girl)

Saturday
10:00-11:00
Joshua Williamson (Xenoholics)

11:00-12:00
Gerry Duggan & Phil Noto (The Infinite Horizon)

12:00-1:00
Landry Walker (Danger Club)

1:00-2:00
Nathan Edmondson & Mitch Gerads (The Activity)

2:00-3:00
Kurtis Wiebe & Riley Rossmo (Green Wake, Debris)

3:00-4:00
Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash, Witchblade, Bloodstrike)

4:00-5:00
Jean-Paul Bonjour, Robert Love & Dana Shukarsi (Alpha Girl)

5:00-6:00
John Layman (Chew)
This is a ticketed signing, limited to one ticket per person. Tickets will be available at Image Booth #310 the day of the signing.

6:00-7:00
Nick Spencer & Joe Eisma (Morning Glories)
This is a ticketed signing, limited to one ticket per person. Tickets will be available at Image Booth #310 the day of the signing.

Sunday
10:00-11:00
Shane Houghton (Reed Gunther)

11:00-12:00
Jean-Paul Bonjour, Robert Love & Dana Shukarsi (Alpha Girl)

12:00-1:00
Nick Spencer & Joe Eisma (Morning Glories)

1:00-2:00
Richard Starkings (Elephantmen)

1:00-2:00
Lisa Wood (Thought Bubble Anthology)

2:00-3:00
Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash, Witchblade, Bloodstrike)

3:00-4:00
John Layman (Chew)

4:00-5:00
Joshua Williamson (Xenoholics)

At the Skybound Booth – #310

Friday
4:00-5:00
Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead, Invincible, Thief of Thieves)
This is a ticketed signing, limited to one ticket per person. Tickets will be available at Image Booth #310 the day of the signing.

Saturday
5:00-7:00
Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead, Invincible, Thief of Thieves)
This is a ticketed signing, limited to one ticket per person. Tickets will be available at Image Booth #310 the day of the signing.

Sunday
3:00-4:00
Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead, Invincible, Thief of Thieves)
This is a ticketed signing, limited to one ticket per person. Tickets will be available at Image Booth #310 the day of the signing.

At the Top Cow Booth – #414

Friday
1:00-2:00
Dennis Calero (Netherworld, City of Refuge)

5:00-6:00
Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash, Witchblade)
This is a ticketed signing, limited to one ticket per person. Tickets will be available at Image Booth #310 the day of the signing.

6:00-7:00
Marc Silvestri (Witchblade, The Darkness)

All Day
Phil Hester (The Darkness)
Filip Sablik (Last Mortal)
Matt Hawkins (Think Tank)

Saturday
11:00-12:00
Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash, Witchblade)
This is a ticketed signing, limited to one ticket per person. Tickets will be available at Image Booth #310 the day of the signing.

3:00-5:00
Marc Silvestri, Phil Hester & Jeremy Haun (The Darkness)

All Day
Phil Hester (The Darkness)
Filip Sablik (Last Mortal)
Matt Hawkins (Think Tank)

Sunday
12:00-1:00
Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash, Witchblade)
This is a ticketed signing, limited to one ticket per person. Tickets will be available at Image Booth #310 the day of the signing.

1:00-2:00
Jeremy Haun (The Darkness)

All Day
Phil Hester (The Darkness)
Filip Sablik (Last Mortal)

Special Guests of ECCC
Mike Allred (Madman) – C-08
Ed Brubaker (Fatale) – M-05
Chris Burnham (Hack/Slash) – F-18
Greg Capullo (Spawn) – N-06
Joe Casey (Butcher Baker) – K-02
Keu Cha (The Darkness, The Magdalena, Witchblade) – B-02
Marian Churchland (Elephantmen) – C-05
Camilla d’Errico (Sky Pirates of Neo Terra) – A-01/02
Gerry Duggan (The Infinite Horizon) – P-03
Nathan Edmondson (The Activity, Dancer) – C-09
Joe Eisma (Morning Glories) – C-07
Jay Faerber (Near Death) – 310
Mitch Gerads (The Activity) – F-17
Chris Giarrusso (G-Man) – C-04
Bryan JL Glass (Mice Templar) – O-04
Brandon Graham (King City, Prophet) – C-05
Brian Haberlin (Witchblade) – K-06
Tony Harris (War Heroes, Chin Music) – 310
Jeremy Haun (The Beauty, The Darkness) – 414
Phil Hester (The Darkness) – 414
Shane Houghton (Reed Gunther) – 402
Jason Howard (Super Dinosaur) – I-12
Joe Keatinge (Hell Yeah, Glory) – C-06
Robert Kirkman (Image Partner – The Walking Dead, Invincible, Thief of Thieves) – 310
Erik Larsen (Image Partner – Savage Dragon) – C-03
Emi Lenox (EmiTown) – C-06
Steve Lieber (Underground) – M-03
Tony Moore (The Walking Dead) – P-01
Steve Niles (Crime and Terror, Chin Music) – G-01
Justin Norman (Elephantmen) – C-05
Phil Noto (The Infinite Horizon) – P-03
Natalie Nourigat (Between Gears) – 222
Michael Avon Oeming (Mice Templar) – O-03
Ryan Ottley (Invincible) – I-12
Jeff Parker (Underground) – F-21
Riley Rossmo (Green Wake, Rebel Blood) – C-07
Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash, Bloodstrike) – 310/414
Brandon Seifert (Witch Doctor) – C-09
Marc Silvestri (Image Partner – Witchblade, The Darkness) – 414
Charles Soule (Twenty-Seven) – C-10
Nick Spencer (Morning Glories, Infinite Vacation) – 310
David Hahn (All Nighter) – 222
Ben Templesmith (Pigs) – D-15
Jim Valentino (Image Partner – Shadowhawk) – 310
Matt Wagner (Mage) – H-05
Shane White (Hack/Slash) – F-08
Kurtis Wiebe (Green Wake, Peter Panzerfaust) – C-10
Joshua Williamson (Xenoholics) – 802
Brian Wood (Mara) – K-01
Jim Zub (Skullkickers) – C11

Image gears up with exclusives for Emerald City Comicon

Emerald City Comicon at the Washington State Convention Center is coming up on March 30 – April 1, if you’re going to be in Seattle at the time or live in the area you can catch these goods from Image Comics.

Bloodstrike #26 is one of their first offerings, a relaunch title from Tim Seely and Franchesco Gaston, the exclusive cover version will be available at Image booth #310 for $5. The Activity #4 will also be on hand in #C-09 with a special night vision cover for $10, goggles not included. Skullcrushers will have limited variant editions at the Comic Legends Legal Defense Fund for issue #13 in #C-11 for $10 each and it will be available before the regular retail release hits shelves. Finally, Alpha Girl #2 will have a convention exclusive cover, while this won’t be released before it hits retail it’s still equally as collectible and cool though and will be at the Image booth #310 for $5.

   

The Walking Dead fans will get a huge treat as the ECCC exclusive T will be available with a custom illustration by Charlie Adlard, mens and womens sizes will be available at the ECCC show booth #514, sizes will set you back $20, if that isn’t your thing, you can get an Image Heroes shirt with the program guide cover image on it for $20 but it only comes in unisex form.

 

If shirts aren’t your thing at all you can score that image on an 11×17 poster for $20 but it’s limited to a run of 300 so get it fast or you’ll just be staring at the sample poster. Jeremy Haun will also have an exclusive The Darkness print with Jackie on top of the Space Needle overlooking the city. It is signed by Jeremy Haun for $20, the print is also in 11×17 form and limited to 300 copies.

 

The Infinite Horizon will also be on hand in all its glory, the retelling will take place in a near future scenario and carries 186 pages of goodness, on top of that, Image is releasing it to ECCC fans before the April 11th release date so fans can enjoy the tale early for going. It packs a $20 tag and can be found over at #P-03.

If none of that sells you, the new Image / Shadowline series Debris will have a free poster at the Image booth #310.