Jeph Loeb and Simone Bianchi reunite for Sabretooth Reborn!

Marvel is cranking out important news for C2E2 this weekend, one of many announcements surrounds Sabretooth the lifetime nemesis who has plagued Wolverine for a lifetime. Loeb and Bianchi are back to spin their story from “Evolution” in Wolverine #310 and bring life back to one of the most classic villains Logan has known.

Check out the two covers below for a look at the upcoming saga.

ComiXology brings The Walking Dead to C2E2

Looking for good freebies to catch while you’re at C2E2? Check out the ComiXology booth at the show while you can to get a limited edition renewal card for The Walking Dead Volume 1 in digital format. The team has been at work handing these out for major conventions but no matter how many times they do it the reward doesn’t lose value. If you need a head start into the comic story line this will get you at least a little bit into the series.

The details:

  • What: Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo 2012
  • When: April 13th – 15th, 2012
  • Where: The North Building at McCormick Place Chicago, IL 
Booth #: 522
  • Giveaway: Limited edition promotional postcard imprinted with a unique download code redeemable for The Walking Dead Vol. 1 exclusively on comiXology.com in exchange for an email sign up.
  • Availability: 2,500 codes

Other goodness

  • Panel: Friday, April 13th from 5:15pm – 6:15pm – ComiXology Open Discussion: Everything Digital Panel with comiXology’s David Steinberger – Room N426b.

Things to mention on this, the panel is wide open to all digital comic discussion and those codes do go pretty fast so make sure to get it soon and not leave it to chance that maybe they have one available for you on Sunday.

Aspen Comics heads to C2E2 with exclusive prints

C2E2 is on the way and Aspen has goods for those attending, 3 signed and numbered C2E2 prints for fans. The posters are 13″x19″ and look pretty hardcore. Unfortunately we only have the collection image available and not individual samples, those of you hoping to have mini memento pictures are out of luck on this one.

Check out the posters below, if you’re attending good luck and hopefully you can catch them before they sell out.

Link: Aspen Comics Blog

Voltron landing at Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) 2012

Voltron is hitting C2E2 this year with a series of awesome events for fans of the series. Fans get a taste of Voltron: Form Blazing Comics, a Kid’s Day demo on how to create a real cartoon and lots of product giveaways and a subscription to the Voltron Classics line from Matty Collector. Also they’re packing in sneak peek events for the newest episode of the series on Nick. We have the full list of guests and events below so you can plan out your schedule ahead of time!

The line-up:

Voltron: Form Blazing Comics! panel

  • Jeremy Corray – World Events Productions Creative Director
  • Artists, writers producers and designers from original and iconic Voltron Universe
  • Nick Barrucci – President Dynamite Entertainment
  • Joe Rybandt – Editor Dynamite Entertainment
  • Brandon Thomas – Writer Dynamite Comics
  • Traci Todd – Senior Editor VIZ Media
  • Bob Koplar Vice President World Events Productions
  • Tiffany Ilardi Managing Director World Events Productions
Voltron Force: How to make a Giant Robot Cartoon! demo
  • Bob Koplar Vice President World Events Productions
  • Jeremy Corray – World Events Productions Supervising Producer
Voltron Force Secret C2E2 event
  • Date: Saturday April 14, 2012 @ 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
  • Room: #S401abc
Voltron Panel / Demonstration
  • Date: Sunday April 15, 2012 @ 2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
  • Room: Variant stage main show floor
Voltron Force Sneak Peek! Screener
  • Date: Sunday April 15, 2012 @ 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Room: #N427bc
Free swag and meetings are at World Events Booth #430

 

Fate/Zero Singer LiSA is coming to North America and Anime Expo 2012

Aniplex of America has been on a roll for fans, this summer they’re bringing LiSA to Anime Expo 2012 as a guest of honor and likely as a concert feature as well. As a bonus, Aniplex is bringing her work to a domestic release in North America as well, four of LiSA’s albums will be imported and sold, two of the releases will come in Limited Edition packaging with Blu-ray or DVD’s enclosed depending on the release. The whole package will hit retail on May 1st for those unable to get in on the pre-orders through Right Stuf.

Titles coming over:

  • Letters to U – SRP $32.00 | Store Price $25.00
  • LOVER”S”MiLE (Limited edition CD & BD Combo) – SRP $50.00 | Store Price $40.00
  • LOVER”S”MiLE – SRP $38.00 | Store Price $30.00
  • Oath sign (Limited Edition CD & DVD Combo) – SRP $20 .00 | Store Price $15.00

Pre-orders for those who can’t wait will start this Monday on April 2nd at Right Stuf so be sure to check back or you might miss out on some of those goods.

For those unfamiliar, LiSA made her hits with shows like Angel Beats as the vocals for Yui when singing, also her single Oath sign was chosen for Fate/Zero which helped shoot her into stardom.

Links: Aniplex | LiSA

DC Comics hits Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2)

DC is hot on the convention circuit now, this weekend we leave you with some details about their plans for C2E2 2012 coming up  this April 13-15 at the McCormick Place Convention Center.

Current panels:

Before Watchmen – Panel – April 14 @ 2PM – 3PM

  • Panelists: Brian Azzarello, Lee Bermejo, Amanda Conner, Adam Hughes, J. Michael Straczynski and Len Wein.

Confirmed guests:

  • Franco Aureliani
  • Art Baltazar
  • Chris Burnham
  • David Finch
  • Patrick Gleason
  • Kevin Maguire
  • Sean Murphy
  • Jimmy Palmiotti
  • Gail Simone
  • Scott Snyder

Also on hand will be staff and executives at the booth for other DC properties, hopefully this means some TV related features as well. They pulled off a nice win for Alcatraz and Fringe during WonderCon and I’m sure fans would enjoy the same over in Chicago.

We’ll update the info for C2E2 as we can find it so check back often as we lead up to the show.

Raw cosplay gallery 2 – Anime Expo 2010

Back one last time with another fill of AX 2010 shots, I was only able to attend 2 days so I missed the major gathering days :/

Any thoughts from those wandering around about the show this year? Smaller or reduced exhibit hall, less emphasis on the manga / anime talent from overseas and a bigger focus on the J-Culture as a whole? It’s been a different year for sure, the new management team certainly tried to push out a different approach to the convention.

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Raw cosplay gallery – Anime Expo 2010

Hey guys, just wanted to drop an update with shots from the show this year, some good cosplay out there but oh my goodness the first day is slow at AX 2010, I’m not sure if AKB48 and MAX 2010 killed the crowds but by 6pm the South Hall was pacified into submission for crowds and enthusiasm. Yikes.

Also, check out part 2 here

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Peter S. Beagle signing at Anime Expo 2010

Anime Expo 2010 packs a variety of things in light of new management, in a new announcement from eigoMANGA the legend himself Peter Beagle will be signing autographs to attendee’s.

For those not familiar with his work, he is the man behind The Last Unicorn and many fantasy novels over the past decades. As a book covered in over 25 languages it has made itself a home in many hearts around the world.

eigoMANGA will also play host to Okashi Studios latest anime-themed game Shira Oka: Second Chances on the PC.