VIZ at NYCC – Panels, Exclusives and Schedule

VIZ has tons planned for Anime and Manga fans at NYCC this year, bringing Takeshi Obata from Japan to help promote Weekly Shonen Jump and take part in panels and signings during the convention. Those unfamiliar with the name might be able to better associate him to series he’s laid art for including Death Note, Bakuman, Hikaru No Go, All You Need is Kill and RALΩGRAD.

There will also be convention exclusives to keep collectors happy with pre-street copies of All You Need is Kill, Resident Evil and Kiss of the Rose Princess. Could that be all though? Oh no, Princess Mononoke The First Story is also gracing the show in hardcover from Studio Ghibli with watercolor art from Miyazaki.

If books aren’t yoru think there’s a pre-order for the upcoming set for Sailor Moon ahead of the release, those who do pre-order get a special Sailor Moon collectable coin as a free gift for ordering at NYCC. Other media at the event will include recent Blu-Ray and DVD releases.

For gear they’ve brought in NYCC Sailor Moon shirts and replica Bleach sword umbrellas with Ichigo and Rukia hilt variations. They’ll also have their first licensed Doraemon products with some limited One Piece and Naruto replica prints and other goods.

Finally they have the panel schedule, event plans and video room details for NYCC 2014 below.

VIZ Media New York Comic Con Panels:

 

 

 

Thursday October 9th

 

 

 

3:15PM – 4:00PM         Panel: VIZ MEDIA PANEL (Room 1A14)

 

 

Join VIZ Media and pull back the curtain on favorite manga and anime series. Be among the first to hear about upcoming releases and new acquisitions and throw questions at staff and grab FREE manga prizes while supplies last!

 

 

 

6:00PM – 6:45PM         Panel: THE FUTURE OF WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP

                                      (Room 1A14)

 

 

Join the editors of VIZ Media’s WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and editors from Japan’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine to welcome Takeshi Obata for an enlightening personal discussion on what’s new and what’s next for the long-running manga anthology which launched best-selling titles such as NARUTO, BLEACH, ONE PIECE, DRAGON BALL as well as Obata’s BAKUMAN。and DEATH NOTE series.

 

 

 

Friday October 10th

 

 

 

2:00PM – 2:45PM         Panel: VOLTRON: A 30TH ANNIVERSARY

CELEBRATION PRESENTED BY PERFECT SQUARE     (Room 1A21)

 

 

In 1984, Voltron: Defender of the Universe hit the TV, and the world of giant robots has never been the same. In honor of Voltron’s 30th anniversary, join the staff of VIZ Media’s Perfect Square imprint for a very special peek behind the curtain at this cultural phenomenon with special guests, new product announcements and much, much more!

 

 

 

5:00PM – 5:45PM         Panel: WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP PRESENTS
TAKESHI OBATA, MANGA ARTIST  (Room 1A21)

 

 

Join VIZ Media and the staff of WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP to welcome very special guest Takeshi Obata and his editor Koji Yoshida for a conversation about Obata’s beginnings as an artist, his extensive history working in the manga industryand the creative process behind his works. Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity!

 

 

 

Saturday October 11th

 

 

 

4:15PM – 5:00PM         Panel: OFFICAL SAILOR MOON PANEL

                                      (Room 1A14)

 

 

Come on a journey with the legendary Guardian of love and justice, Sailor Moon! Members of the VIZ Media SAILOR MOON animation team will talk about the impact of this beloved anime series, show footage from the re-mastered episodes and celebrate the long-awaited return of Usagi and her friends!

 

 

 

 

Scheduled Booth Activities:

 

The VIZ Media booth will buzz with continual activity throughout New York Comic Con with a host of fun in-booth games and activities.

 

 

 

  • VIZ Media Prize Wheel of Destiny: Take a spin for a chance to win a surprise goodie like t-shirts, posters, stickers and more! While supplies last.
  • DORAEMON Meet & Greet: Drop by for a photo op with everyone’s favorite big blue cat-type robot from the future!
  • SAILOR MOON PHOTO SESSION: Meet Guardian Sailor Moon (official cosplayer) and bring your own camera/phone and take your own “Sailor Selfie”!
  • VOLTRON Mascot Appearance: Become a Defender of the Universe with an official photo.
  • VIZ Media /WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP Newsletter Sign-Up: Receive the latest digital news about your favorite anime and manga titles and get a free Takeshi Obata full-color poster!

Convention goers should check the daily master schedule for a complete listing of that day’s confirmed in-booth activities.

 

 

 

VIZ Media New York Comic Con Anime Screenings:

 

Catch some of VIZ Media’s hottest and newest anime titles with special premieres happening throughout the New York Comic Con. Don’t miss special presentations of NARUTO THE MOVIE: ROAD TO NINJA, SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL & SAILOR MOON (Original Series), BLOOD LAD, RANMA ½, GARGANTIA ON THE VERDUROUS PLANET, and TIGER & BUNNY THE MOVIE: THE RISING.

 

Dark Horse NYCC 2014 Panel Schedule

It’s all going down today, Dark Horse has their NYCC 2014 panel schedule live and we have the details below. Good fun is ahead as they celebrate Avatar, Goon and Aliens along with other company panels this year. Check it out and get to sorting out when and where you’ll be during the show before it’s a last minute frenzy.

Thursday, October 9

 

 

Title: Dark Horse Builds Characters
Date: Thursday, October 9
Time: 4:15 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Location: 1A14

Original creator-owned work has been a cornerstone of Dark Horse’s success since its earliest days. Join publicist Aub Driver—along with Gail Simone and Jim Calafiore (Leaving Megalopolis), Brian Wood (Rebels), Rafael Albuquerque (Ei8ht), Fred Van Lente and the team behind his new ongoing series Resurrectionists, Donny Cates (The Ghost Fleet), Matt Kindt (MIND MGMT), David Mack (Fight Club 2), and more—to discuss some of the most exciting comics of 2014 and beyond!

 

 

Title: Banned Horror Comics Walking Back from the Dead!
Date: Thursday, October 9
Time: 4:15 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Location: 1A05

A fearful look at the 1950s horror comics criticized by Dr. Fredric Wertham, reviled in Senate investigations, and destroyed in public book burnings! These pre-Code comics, like zombies, are again walking to get you! Craig “Haunted Horror/IDW/Yoe Books” Yoe, Mike “Dark Horse” Richardson, Mike “The ‘Worst’ of Eerie Publications” Howlett, and Carol “Wertham Debunker” Tilley explore EC and other publishers, the censoring Comics Code, the Golden Age of horror reprints, and the TV shows and movies inspired by these scary comics!

 

 

Friday, October 10

 

 

Title: Editors on Editing
Date: Friday, October 10
Time: 12:00 p.m.–12:45 p.m.
Location: 1B03

Talk to actual working editors from Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, and more as they discuss the comics business. Learn about submissions, professionalism, and what it takes to make it as an editor. Support by Nicole Scalera. Hosted by Buddy Scalera of Comic Book School.

 

 

Title: Dark Horse and Sega Present: 35 Years of Alien
Date: Friday, October 10
Time: 6:15 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Location: 1A24

Dark Horse achieved one of its earliest successes with the 1987 publication of Aliens. Now, following the release of the highly anticipated Fire and Stone and Sega’s Alien: Isolation, we take a look back at a wild publishing history based on the frightening thirty-five-year-old franchise! Join Dark Horse publicist Aub Driver, along with Mike Richardson (president and publisher, Dark Horse Comics), Randy Stradley (vice president of publishing, Dark Horse Comics), Paul Tobin (Prometheus), Joshua Williamson and Chris Mooneyham (Predator), and a few surprise guests!

 

 

Saturday, October 11

 

 

Title: Celebrating 15 Years of The Goon: Modern Horror, Humor, and More!
Date: Saturday, October 11
Time: 12:15 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
Location: 1A05

What started as a self-published sensation quickly grew into one of the most exciting books in the marketplace, with multiple Eisner wins, critical accolades, and a movie in development! Now, we get together some of the top writers working in horror comics to pay tribute to the one and only Eric Powell! Join Dark Horse publicist Aub Driver, along with Tim Seeley (Sundowners), Paul Tobin (Colder), Evan Dorkin (The Eltingville Club, Milk and Cheese), and Alex de Campi (Smoke/Ashes, Grindhouse) for a look at the past, present, and future of comics’ most lovable brute and more!

 

 

Title: Powered by Creators: Dark Horse Video Game Comics Level Up!
Date: Saturday, October 11
Time: 4:00 p.m.–4:45 p.m.
Location: 1A10

Dark Horse established itself in its early years as the premier publisher of licensed comics by continuing story lines from the big screen to the page. Now, this tradition is carried on through the most exciting video game tie-ins in the comics medium! Join Dark Horse publicist Aub Driver, along with the cast of top writers working on these titles, including Gail Simone (Tomb Raider), Paul Tobin (The Witcher), and former Star Wars writer Brian Wood, for an exciting announcement!

 

 

Title: Discussing The Essential Kurtzman: Harvey Kurtzman’s Jungle Book
Date: Saturday, October 11
Time: 5:15 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Location: 1A01

One of the most influential graphic novels of all time (no. 26 on The Comics Journal’s Top 100 of the 20th Century) returns! Harvey Kurtzman’s Jungle Book inspired cartoonists such as R. Crumb, Jay Lynch, Art Spiegelman, and Denis Kitchen. Discussing the upcoming Kitchen Sink Books edition and Kurtzman’s life will be: Denis Kitchen (Kitchen Sink Books), David Hajdu (The Ten-Cent Plague), Jay Lynch (Bijou Funnies), John Holmstrom (Punk Magazine), and Harvey’s daughter Nellie Kurtzman. Moderator: Bill Kartalopoulos.

 

 

Sunday, October 12

 

 

Title: Avatar: The Last Airbender—Legend and Legacy
Date:
Sunday, October 12
Time: 2:15 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Location: 1A06

Join Avatar Mom (moderator), Monica McClain (illustrator/art instructor), Alison Wilgus (artist/writer), Kevin Coppa (Puppetbenders creator), Sifu Manuel Rodriguez (martial arts choreographer for Toph Beifong), and Jessie Flower (voice of Toph Beifong) for Avatar: The Last Airbender art, history, demonstrations, and stories—plus a live comic reading from Dark Horse Comics’ The Rift. Attending cosplayers may win books and signed original Legend of Korra animation drawings donated by Studio Mir!

NYCC 2013: IDW To Host 5 Must-See Panels At This Year’s Sold-Out Convention

New York Comic-Con will be the east coast’s largest gathering of comic fans, creators and publishers alike! IDW will be joining the list of big names at this fan-favorite convention with a number of panels that will be the talk of the show!

NYCC 2013: IDW To Host 5 Must-See Panels At This Year’s Sold-Out ConventionIn addition to these stellar panels Taran Killam and Marc Andreyko will be selling NYCC exclusive variants with cover art by the legendary Bill Willingham of the debut issue of their new series The Illegitimates, a full month before they go on sale! Find them at Kevin Sharpe’s table in artist’s alley, #U15!

Now, check out the list, and join IDW’s all-star creators at these four-star events!

IDW: The Most Explosive Panel of 2013!
Saturday, October 12 — 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM, Room 1A10
Join IDW’s Dirk WoodChris Ryall, and Scott Dunbier, along with acclaimed creator DARWYN COOKE and another surprise legendary guest, as they set off an explosion of exciting new projects for 2014 and beyond. Includes three announcements that are sure to set the Con on fire! This panel will be a true one-of-a-kind experience that has to be seen to be believed!

IDW Presents: Taran Killam’s Illegitimates
Sunday, October 13 — 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM, Room 1A14
Fresh off his “night job” the evening before, SNL actor/comedian Taran Killam is appearing alongside co-writer Marc Andreyko and IDW’s Dirk Wood and Chris Ryall, to discuss his exciting new comic-book series, The Illegitimates! Come get the lowdown on the new series, the new SNL season, and plenty o’ laughs at this special panel delivered Live from New York!

YOE! Books Presents: Fiends, Ghouls & Haunted Horror!
Saturday, October 12 — 4:15 – 5:15 PM, Room 1A06
Join the award-winning comics historian Craig Yoe for a lively discussion and Q&A session about the pre-code classic comics that gave you night terrors! And make sure and swing by Craig Yoe’s booth at the show, #588!

IDW Publishing: Creator Visions
Sunday, October 12 — 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM, Room 1A10
Join IDW’s VP of Marketing, Dirk Wood, and a virtual cavalcade of today’s most exciting creators. Featuring rising stars from David Wohl‘s Darby Pop imprint, the creative team from the hit digital “America’s Army” comics, and much more, come down and witness Wood and company pulling back the curtain on IDW’s most exciting new projects for 2014!

WILL.I.AM’s Wizards & Robots
Friday, October 11 — 1:45 – 2:45 PM, Room 1A23
Musician and visionary creative Will.i.am is launching a special project with IDW, Wizards and Robots. Will is making his first-ever comic-con appearance to discuss the comic, chat about futurism, and how he just might change the comic-book world through this unique project.

NYCC 2013: Dark Horse’s Schedule for New York Comic-Con 2013

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NEW YORK COMIC-CON 2013 SCHEDULE!

 It’s here! New York Comic-Con 2013 is upon us, and Dark Horse Comics is delivering a full slate of signings from your favorite creators!

 

SIGNINGS IN DARK HORSE BOOTH #1636

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10

3:30 p.m. ELFQUEST: Richard and Wendy Pini

5:00 p.m. HALO: Frank O’Connor, Christopher Schlerf

6:00 p.m. MASS EFFECT: Mac Walters

7:00 p.m. EVE ONLINE: B. Börkur Eiríksson

8:00 p.m. Tommy Lee Edwards: Project TBA 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11

10:00 a.m. SCIENCE FICTION COMICS: Ron Randall (Trekker), Michael Dialynas (Amala’s Blade), Ulises Farinas and Erick Freitas (Gamma)

11:00 a.m. MASS EFFECT: Mac Walters

12:00 p.m. THE FIFTH BEATLE: Vivek J. Tiwary, Andrew C. Robinson

1:00 p.m. NEW SUPERHEROES FROM GREAT CREATORS: Mike Norton and Dennis Hopeless (The Answer!), Bryan J. L. Glass (Furious), Donny Cates (BuzzkillHunter Quaid), Eliot Rahal (Hunter Quaid)

2:00 p.m. HORROR COMICS: Alex de Campi (Grindhouse, Smoke/Ashes), Chris Peterson (Grindhouse), Tim Seeley (Ex Sanguine), Tom Mandrake (To Hell You Ride), Jonathan Maberry (Project TBA)

3:00 p.m. HUSBANDS: Brad Bell, Jane Espenson, Sean Hemeon

4:00 p.m. ELFQUEST: Richard and Wendy Pini

4:00 p.m. CONAN, STAR WARS, THE MASSIVE: Brian Wood

5:00 p.m. THE STAR WARS, STAR WARS: DAWN OF THE JEDI: Jonathan Rinzler, Jan Duursema

6:00 p.m. DARK HORSE SUPERHEROES: Frank Barbiere (Blackout), Joshua Hale Fialkov (Skyman), Fred Van Lente and Freddie Williams II (Brain Boy), Josh Williamson (Captain Midnight)

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12

10:00 a.m. LONE WOLF & CUB: Kazuo Koike (Courtesy of Wikia: Masters of Animanga)

11:00 a.m. THE SHAOLIN COWBOY: Geof Darrow

12:00 p.m. WHEDONVERSE COMICS: Dan Dos Santos, Jane Espenson, Scott Fischer, Victor Gischler, Rebekah Isaacs, Georges Jeanty, Steve Morris (Angel & FaithBuffy the Vampire SlayerSerenity)

1:00 p.m. GRENDEL 30TH ANNIVERSARY: Matt Wagner

1:00 p.m. Greg Rucka:  Project TBA

1:00 p.m. BUZZKILL:  Donny Cates, Geoff Shaw

2:00 p.m. THE LEGEND OF KORRA: Bryan Konietzko, Joaquim Dos Santos, P.J. Byrne (voice actor for Bolin)

*Ticketed event. Come to the Dark Horse booth when NYCC opens on Friday and Saturday mornings for the chance to draw a signing ticket while supplies last.

3:30 p.m. THE TRUE LIVES OF THE FABULOUS KILLJOYS: Becky Cloonan, Shaun Simon

4:30 p.m. HORROR COMICS: Victor Gischler (Kiss Me, Satan!, Clown Fatale), James Harren (Abe SapienB.P.R.D.), Cameron Stewart (Sin Titulo, B.P.R.D.), Evan Dorkin (Beasts of Burden)

5:30 p.m. THE MASSIVE: Brian Wood, Garry Brown

5:30 p.m. MIND MGMT: Matt Kindt

6:30 p.m. ELFQUEST: Richard and Wendy Pini

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13

10:00 a.m. BLOODHOUND: Dan Jolley, Robin Riggs

10:00 a.m. THE WHITE SUITS: Frank Barbiere, Toby Cypress

10:00 a.m. AMALA’S BLADE:  Michael Dialynas

11:00 a.m. ITTY BITTY HELLBOY: Art Baltazar, Franco

12:00 p.m. MASS EFFECT: Mac Walters

12:00 p.m. Tommy Lee Edwards: Project TBA

12:00 p.m. S.H.O.O.T. FIRST: Justin Aclin, Nicolás Daniel Selma

1:00 p.m. ELFQUEST: Richard and Wendy Pini

2:00 p.m. MONSTERS! & OTHER STORIES: Gustavo Duarte

2:00 p.m. HALLOWEEN LEGION: Diana Leto

3:00 p.m. STAR WARS: SHADOWS OF ENDOR: Zack Giallongo

IMPORTANT:  All giveaway, limited edition, and exclusive items are available while supplies last.  Free prints, comics, or posters are provided for each signing while supplies last. You may bring items to sign or purchase them at the Dark Horse Store. We reserve the right to restrict the nature and/or limit the number of items to be signed, at our discretion.

Please note that lines may be capped or tickets issued for any signing as needed. Inquire about your favorite signings as early as possible. Some restrictions apply. All events are subject to change.

 

DARK HORSE / PARTNER PANELS

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10

3:15 p.m.–4:15 p.m. Rewriting the Classics: Modern Sci-Fi in Comics!, 1A10

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Drawing on Your Nightmares: Dark Horse Horror, 1A22

11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Comics and Hollywood: What Creators Need to Know, 1A08

12:45 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Editors on Editing, 1A08

1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Full-Color Fantasy: Fantasy Comics Past, Present, and Future!, 1A14

5:15 p.m.–6:15 p.m. Wikia [Live] Presents: Learn from the Animanga Masters,  1A14

6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. Whedonversity: A Look at the Future of Buffy and Serenity in Comics!, 1A06

6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. Spotlight on The Fifth Beatle: The Story of Brian Epstein Story, 1A01

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12

6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. Breaking into Comics Right Now, 1A01

 

NEW YORK COMIC-CON 2013 SCHEDULE!

 It’s here! New York Comic-Con 2013 is upon us, and Dark Horse Comics is delivering a full slate of signings from your favorite creators! 

SIGNINGS IN DARK HORSE BOOTH #1636

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10

3:30 p.m. ELFQUEST: Richard and Wendy Pini

5:00 p.m. HALO: Frank O’Connor, Christopher Schlerf

6:00 p.m. MASS EFFECT: Mac Walters

7:00 p.m. EVE ONLINE: B. Börkur Eiríksson

8:00 p.m. Tommy Lee Edwards: Project TBA 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11

10:00 a.m. SCIENCE FICTION COMICS: Ron Randall (Trekker), Michael Dialynas (Amala’s Blade), Ulises Farinas and Erick Freitas (Gamma)

11:00 a.m. MASS EFFECT: Mac Walters

12:00 p.m. THE FIFTH BEATLE: Vivek J. Tiwary, Andrew C. Robinson

1:00 p.m. NEW SUPERHEROES FROM GREAT CREATORS: Mike Norton and Dennis Hopeless (The Answer!), Bryan J. L. Glass (Furious), Donny Cates (BuzzkillHunter Quaid), Eliot Rahal (Hunter Quaid)

2:00 p.m. HORROR COMICS: Alex de Campi (Grindhouse, Smoke/Ashes), Chris Peterson (Grindhouse), Tim Seeley (Ex Sanguine), Tom Mandrake (To Hell You Ride), Jonathan Maberry (Project TBA)

3:00 p.m. HUSBANDS: Brad Bell, Jane Espenson, Sean Hemeon

4:00 p.m. ELFQUEST: Richard and Wendy Pini

4:00 p.m. CONAN, STAR WARS, THE MASSIVE: Brian Wood

5:00 p.m. THE STAR WARS, STAR WARS: DAWN OF THE JEDI: Jonathan Rinzler, Jan Duursema

6:00 p.m. DARK HORSE SUPERHEROES: Frank Barbiere (Blackout), Joshua Hale Fialkov (Skyman), Fred Van Lente and Freddie Williams II (Brain Boy), Josh Williamson (Captain Midnight)

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12

10:00 a.m. LONE WOLF & CUB: Kazuo Koike (Courtesy of Wikia: Masters of Animanga)

11:00 a.m. THE SHAOLIN COWBOY: Geof Darrow

12:00 p.m. WHEDONVERSE COMICS: Dan Dos Santos, Jane Espenson, Scott Fischer, Victor Gischler, Rebekah Isaacs, Georges Jeanty, Steve Morris (Angel & FaithBuffy the Vampire SlayerSerenity)

1:00 p.m. GRENDEL 30TH ANNIVERSARY: Matt Wagner

1:00 p.m. Greg Rucka:  Project TBA

1:00 p.m. BUZZKILL:  Donny Cates, Geoff Shaw

2:00 p.m. THE LEGEND OF KORRA: Bryan Konietzko, Joaquim Dos Santos, P.J. Byrne (voice actor for Bolin)

*Ticketed event. Come to the Dark Horse booth when NYCC opens on Friday and Saturday mornings for the chance to draw a signing ticket while supplies last.

3:30 p.m. THE TRUE LIVES OF THE FABULOUS KILLJOYS: Becky Cloonan, Shaun Simon

4:30 p.m. HORROR COMICS: Victor Gischler (Kiss Me, Satan!, Clown Fatale), James Harren (Abe SapienB.P.R.D.), Cameron Stewart (Sin Titulo, B.P.R.D.), Evan Dorkin (Beasts of Burden)

5:30 p.m. THE MASSIVE: Brian Wood, Garry Brown

5:30 p.m. MIND MGMT: Matt Kindt

6:30 p.m. ELFQUEST: Richard and Wendy Pini

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13

10:00 a.m. BLOODHOUND: Dan Jolley, Robin Riggs

10:00 a.m. THE WHITE SUITS: Frank Barbiere, Toby Cypress

10:00 a.m. AMALA’S BLADE:  Michael Dialynas

11:00 a.m. ITTY BITTY HELLBOY: Art Baltazar, Franco

12:00 p.m. MASS EFFECT: Mac Walters

12:00 p.m. Tommy Lee Edwards: Project TBA

12:00 p.m. S.H.O.O.T. FIRST: Justin Aclin, Nicolás Daniel Selma

1:00 p.m. ELFQUEST: Richard and Wendy Pini

2:00 p.m. MONSTERS! & OTHER STORIES: Gustavo Duarte

2:00 p.m. HALLOWEEN LEGION: Diana Leto

3:00 p.m. STAR WARS: SHADOWS OF ENDOR: Zack Giallongo

IMPORTANT:  All giveaway, limited edition, and exclusive items are available while supplies last.  Free prints, comics, or posters are provided for each signing while supplies last. You may bring items to sign or purchase them at the Dark Horse Store. We reserve the right to restrict the nature and/or limit the number of items to be signed, at our discretion.

Please note that lines may be capped or tickets issued for any signing as needed. Inquire about your favorite signings as early as possible. Some restrictions apply. All events are subject to change.

 

DARK HORSE / PARTNER PANELS

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10

3:15 p.m.–4:15 p.m. Rewriting the Classics: Modern Sci-Fi in Comics!, 1A10

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Drawing on Your Nightmares: Dark Horse Horror, 1A22

11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Comics and Hollywood: What Creators Need to Know, 1A08

12:45 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Editors on Editing, 1A08

1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Full-Color Fantasy: Fantasy Comics Past, Present, and Future!, 1A14

5:15 p.m.–6:15 p.m. Wikia [Live] Presents: Learn from the Animanga Masters,  1A14

6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. Whedonversity: A Look at the Future of Buffy and Serenity in Comics!, 1A06

6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. Spotlight on The Fifth Beatle: The Story of Brian Epstein Story, 1A01

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12

6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. Breaking into Comics Right Now, 1A01

 

 

Capcom Announces Comic-Con 2012 Schedule

Going to Comic-Con this week? Capcom has tons of fun items in store for your SDCC weekend! Check out the press release below for all the details and we’ll see you guys at the show.

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PANELS

  • STREET FIGHTER 25th Anniversary Celebration – It’s hard to believe that the world’s greatest fighting game franchise is 25 years old!  Find out about the worldwide Street Fighter 25th Anniversary plans which include the ultimate Street Fightertournament series, the feature packed Collector’s Set, and more.  Experience the exclusive features in the PS Vita and iOS versions of Street Fighter X Tekken and battle on the go!  A few lucky fans will be selected to take part in the Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Trivia Contest hosted by Tomoaki Ayano (Street Fighter X Tekken Producer for PS Vita) and Yoshinori Ono (Street Fighter Series Executive Producer) to win awesome prizes or face incredible shame before all of Street Fighterfandom! Plus, some surprises! Thursday July 12 6:00 – 7:00pm Room 6BCF
  • The Fear and Horror of RESIDENT EVIL 6! – The latest installation of the blockbuster Resident Evil video game franchise arrives this October! Get a behind the scenes look of the most ambitious Capcom title to date from the dev team members Hiroyuki Kobayashi – Executive Producer and Yoshiaki Hirabayashi – Producer, plus Miguel Corti – Localization Director.  Make sure to arrive early and receive access to exclusive information, live gameplay demos, a trailer premiere and some surprises! Q&A session to follow. Friday July 13 6:00 – 7:00pm Room 25ABC
  • Westward bound.  Capcom takes the Lost Planet and Devil May Cry franchises in exciting new directions by partnering with Western Development Partners. – Lost Planet 3 releases early next year with a gripping new storyline that provides fans with untold truths from previous Lost Planet games. Set in the frozen tundra of E.D.N. III, the game takes the franchise back to its roots, making gamers rethink everything they thought they knew about it.  Come join Capcom producerAndrew Szymanski and a member of the development team from Spark Unlimited and “Go Beyond Survival!” DmC Devil May Cry Producer Motohide Eshiro and North American Producer Alex Jones along with series’ director Hideaki Itsuno bring you the ultimate stylish action game. Detailing Dante’s early years and set against a contemporary backdrop, DmC Devil May Cryretains the stylish action, fluid combat and self-assured protagonist that have defined the iconic series.  Come and witness Dante chain together combo after combo with panache as he dispatches the demonic spawn back to hell.  See what the game has in store for you January 15, 2013. It’s time to “Face Your Demons”. Saturday July 14 12:30 – 1:30 in Room 24ABC
  • The World of CAPCOM! – Moderator Francis Mao (CAPCOM) leads a panel of Capcom’s producers and product managers to share trailers and sneak peeks of all the hot, new upcoming Capcom games featuring Resident Evil 6, DmC Devil May Cry, Lost Planet 3, Street Fighter X Tekken (PS Vita) and more! Plus, a few surprises! Followed by a Q&A session. Saturday July 14 4:00 – 5:00pm Room 25ABC

BOOTH ACTIVITIES

  • Play the upcoming 2012/2013 line-up of games before they come out in stores! Playable demos include: DmC Devil May Cry, Lost Planet 3, Okami HD, Resident Evil 6, Street Fighter X Tekken (PS Vita) and more!
  • Capcom producers and artists will be hosting signing sessions at various times during the show.
  • The Capcom store will once again offer special merchandise and limited edition items, in addition to the ever popular Grab Bag filled with awesome Capcom goodies.
  • There will also be additional special promotions, photo opps, and giveaways galore, so attendees are encouraged to visit the booth often.

CAPCOM-UNITY

  • The Capcom-Unity team will be live streaming video from the show. Exclusive updates, behind-the-scenes looks and special guests are planned throughout the duration of the convention. Please visit the site at http://www.capcom-unity.com/ and check back often for the latest content.

Preview pages for New Avengers #25 arrive, AvX and the Phoenix continue

New Avengers #25 arrives this week, centering around the AvX conflict and especially around Iron Fist and his mysterious relation tot he Phoenix Force. While the force isn’t there yet it’s getting intense as you can see in the gallery pages below, with Hope already embracing the energy and things going south really fast we’ll see where this all takes off in 2 days.

DC Preview Mondays arrives with Nightwing, Voodoo Child and Mad

Nightwing, Voodoo Child and Mad are here to kick off the week for DC Comics. Nightwing probably being one of the most eager teasers of the week as it helps kick off Night of the Owls in the Batman world.

Check out the pages and descriptions below from DC for more information and teaser goodness, you only have to hold out a little longer and these new releases will be upon us!

Nightwing #8

The “Night of the Owls” has begun! Following the shocking revelation (SPOILER ALERT!) that Dick Grayson was originally intended to be a Talon, Nightwing must work to save both his name and Mayor Hady from The Court of Owls’ assassin targeting him. But when Grayson arrives to City Hall only to find innocent blood has already been shed, will he have failed his mission before it’s even truly begun? And how does turn-of-the-century era Gotham factor into all of this? Find out in NIGHTWING #8, written by Kyle Higgins and illustrated by Eddy Barrows, Ruy Jose and Eber Ferreira. Click here to see an exclusive preview of the issue.

   

Dominique Laveau: Voodoo Child #2

Last month marked the launch of DOMINIQUE LAVEAU: VOODOO CHILD. In the series’ premiere issue, you were introduced to Dominique Laveau, a New Orleans college student who is believed to have ties to the murder of the Voodoo Queen by the royal court. In the series’ second issue, learn more about the origins of Dominique’s family and why she’s become a target of these supernatural forces. Click here to see an exclusive preview of DOMINIQUE LAVEAU: VOODOO CHILD #2, written by Selwyn Seyfu Hinds and illustrated by Denys Cowan and John Floyd.

   

Mad #515

For over fifty years, “Spy vs. Spy” has appeared in the pages of MAD Magazine. This dastardly pair (one dressed in black and one dressed in white) has continued to one-up the other, til death do they part. In MAD #515, writer/artist Peter Kuper continues this longstanding and classic tradition with his new strip depicting this diabolical duo of double-cross and deceit. Click here to see the latest installment of “Spy vs. Spy” and be sure to pick up a copy of MAD #515 when it hits newsstands on April 24th.

 

Preview pages for The Shade #7 arrive from DC

Today DC has a treat for fans of The Shade, not only do we have some issue #7 preview pages we also have a sample of the variant cover as well.

The Inquisitor plans to unleash hell on Earth and the plan is coming full circle, with the acolytes committing suicide already the dark days are coming. The Shade only has La Sangre and Montpellier by his side to stop this plot and save the lives of those already taken by The Inquisitor, the only catch is once they see his identity they’ll need to dig up one more item to put him down.

DC managed to grab a few words with the creative team on the issue as well.

“I’m excited for issue #7 to come out for a lot of reasons,” series writer James Robinson told THE SOURCE. “It wraps up the Barcelona arc with Javier Pulido, a story that I’ve loved working on, and which I’m really gratified to see readers have enjoyed along with the introduction of the vampire super-heroine La Sangre. Here in this final issue we finally learn the Inquisitor’s grand scheme and see the Shade using his powers to the Nth degree, both important pieces of what will eventually combine into the overall grand story line of all 12 issues. I’m also happy that the issue serves to both set up issue #8’s ‘Times Past’ story with art by Jill Thompson as well as having a cliffhanger ending that leads us into the ‘London arc’ beginning in issue #9 with art by Frazer Irving. This is a labor of love for me, so a big thank you to all the readers who’ve supported this book.”

The Shade #7 goes on sale tomorrow so you won’t have to wait very long to get your hands on it, in the meantime check out the gallery below for images on the comic.

Link: DC Comics Blog

Daredevil #12 preview pages arrive from Marvel

Matt Murdock is back and he’s on the run, even after The Omega Effect he can’t rest a moment as Kirsten McDuffie goes into overdrive to unmask him and expose him to the world. The book arrives in just a few weeks but we have some panels to check out in the meantime.

Issue info:

Daredevil #12
Written by: Mark Waid
Pencils by: Chris Samnee
Cover by: Paolo Rivera
Release date: May 2, 2012

Link: Marvel News

DC gives previews of Superboy #8 and Saucer Country #2

DC has some goodies for the fans today, first look previews of Superboy #8 and Saucer country are now available.

Superboy #8
 

The story acts as a prelude to the crossover that DC has been talking about for the past few conventions now, Teen Titans, Legion Lost and The Ravagers are all coming to a head in this new event. The book works to help tie all of these groups together before this new arc kicks off.

   

Saucer Country #2

Arcadia Alvarado is back, the Presidential hopeful telling tales of abduction is running full steam into issue #2 as staff and trusted friends get wind of the tale and the warning of a full invasion coming their way. Is this the best idea around? Probably not, but we’ll see how well her people can keep a secret and if this ultimately damages her future campaign plans.

   

Link: DC Comics Blog