Thursday, July 16, 2009

Comic News: San Diego Comic-Con Signing and Panel Schedule

Dark Horse Comics – Booth #2615

2009 Signing Schedule!

WEDNESDAY, JULY 22 (Preview Night):

Domo raffle! Come to our booth to win one of our San Diego Exclusive Domo Figures!

6:00 – 7:00 Charles Vess: Drawing Down The Moon

7:00 – 8:00 Bryan Talbot: Grandville


12:00 - 1:00 Dean Motter: Mister X, Electropolis

1:00 – 2:00 Steven Daily: It Ate Billy On Christmas

1:00 – 2:00 Scott Allie: Solomon Kane, Exurbia

2:00 – 3:00 Eric Powell: The Goon

2:00 - 3:00 Jill Thompson: Beasts of Burden

3:00 – 4:00 The Cleaners: Mark Wheaton & Rahsan Ekedal

3:00 – 4:00 Aliens & Predator: Raymond Swanland, Mark Irwin & Chris Warner

4:00 - 5:00 Gabriel Ba & Fabio Moon: The Umbrella Academy, Pixu, MySpace Dark Horse Presents, B.P.R.D.: 1947

4:00 – 5:00 Joshua Dysart: B.P.R.D., Conan

5:00 – 6:00 Dave Gibbons: Martha Washington

5:00 – 6:00 Rick Remender: Fear Agent, End League, Gigantic

6:00 – 7:00 David Lloyd: Kickback


10:00 - 1:00 Stan Sakai: Usagi Yojimbo

11:00 – 12:00 Applegeeks: Ananth Panagariya & Mohammad F. Haque

11:00 – 12:00 Ricardo Delgado: Age of Reptiles

12:00 - 1:00 Adam Warren: Empowered

1:00 – 2:00 Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Jane Espenson & Georges Jeanty

1:00 – 2:00 Thomas E. Sniegoski: Lobster Johnson – The Satan Factory

2:00 – 3:00 Steve Niles: Criminal Macabre

2:00 – 3:00 Matt Wagner: Grendel

3:00 – 4:00 Yasuhiro Nightow: Trigun (* ticketed event: See Dark Horse employee for details)

4:00 – 5:00 Mass Effect: Omar Francia & Mac Walters

5:00 – 6:00 Creepy: Mike Woods, Joe Harris, Neil Kleid, Jason Shawn Alexander, Eric Powell, Dan Braun & Hilary Barta

5:00 – 6:00 Unbound Saga: Joe Linsner, Lienil Yu & Mike Kennedy

6:00 – 7:00 The Umbrella Academy: Gerard Way & Gabriel Ba (* ticketed event: See Dark Horse employee for details)


11:00 – 12:00 Jeremy Barlow, Rick Lacy & Michael Atiyeh: Star Wars Adventures

12:00 - 1:00 Rob Chestney & Alex Sanchez: Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic

3:00 - 4:00 Colin Wilson & Tom Taylor: Star Wars Invasion

4:00 – 5:00 Matt & Shawn Fillbach: Star Wars Clone Wars Adventures


10:00 – 11:00 John Landis: Groundbreaking filmmaker

11:00 – 12:00 Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Jane Espenson & Georges Jeanty

11:00 - 12:00 Star Wars The Clone Wars: Dave Filoni, Henry Gilroy & Steven Melching

12:00 – 1:00 Bryan Talbot: Grandville

12:00 – 1:00 Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic: Rob Chestney & Alex Sanchez

1:00 – 2:00 Ricardo Delgado: Age of Reptiles

2:00 – 3:00 Dethklok vs. The Goon: Eric Powell & Metalocaplypse Director Jon Schnepp

Saturday afternoon celebrates Dark Horse Originals!

2:00 – 3:00 Citzen Rex: Mario & Gilbert Hernandez

3:00 – 4:00 Insomnia CafĂ©: M.K. Perker

3:00 – 4:00 3 Story: Matt Kindt

3:00 – 4:00 Rick Geary: The Adventures of Blanche

3:00 – 4:00 Mike Mignola: Hellboy (* ticketed event: See Dark Horse employee for details)

4:00 - 5:00 SUPER SECRET ANNOUNCEMENT PANEL: Gerard Way, Shaun Simon & Becky Cloonan (see Dark Horse Panel for details. * ticketed event: See Dark Horse employee for details)

4:00 - 5:00 Larry Marder: Beanworld

5:00 – 6:00 365 Samurai: J.P. Kalonji

5:30 – 7:00 Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog: Joss Whedon, Zack Whedon, Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen, Joelle Jones (* ticketed event: See Dark Horse employee for details)

6:00 – 7:00 Matt & Shawn Fillbach: Werewolves on the Moon: Versus Vampires, Roadkill, Maxwell Strangewell


11:00 – 12:00 Bryan Talbot: Grandville

11:00 – 12:00 Star Wars Invasion: Colin Wilson & Tom Taylor

12:00 – 1:00 Pixu: Gabriel Ba, Fabio Moon, Becky Cloonan & Vasilis Lolos

12:00 – 1:00 Furry Water: Rafael Grampa & Daniel Pellizzari

1:00 – 2:00 Emily the Strange: Creator Rob Reger and Jessica Gruner

1:00 – 2:00 David Lloyd: Kickback

2:00 – 3:00 Tara McPherson: Lost Constellations, Lonely Hearts

2:00 – 3:00 Nathan Fox: Pigeons From Hell

3:00 – 4:00 Dean Motter: Mister X, Electropolis

3:00 – 4:00 Unbound Saga: Joe Linsner, Lienil Yu, Mike Kennedy

And Check out these Dark Horse Related Panels and Events!


Action Figure Times present the Toy Maker Q&A (featuring Dark Horse’s David Scroggy)

11:00 – 12:00 Room 32B

Free Screening: Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog with Musical Commentary!

8:00pm – 10:00pm Room 6A


Comic-Con in the 80’s (featuring Dark Horse’s David Scroggy)

12:00 – 1:00 Room 2

Creepy Panel

3:30 – 4:30 Room 3

Joss Whedon Panel

4:00 – 6:00 Ballroom 20

Eric Powell’s Goon Panel

6:00 – 7:00 Room 8


Dark Horse Panel!

Dark Horse: We Love Comics, Too!
Join Publisher Mike Richardson, Director of Public Relations Jeremy Atkins and Senior Managing Editor Scott Allie, along with a cast of top creators, for an exclusive preview of all that Dark Horse has to offer in the coming year. THIS IS THE BIG ONE. Dark Horse breaks the mold with a format you've never seen. Make sure you're able to say you were there when a new era in panels was ushered in. With breaking news on all of your favorite Dark Horse titles, major announcements and surprise guests, be the first to know about heroes, horror and more!

11:00 – 12:00 Room 2

Gerard Way Panel

2:15 – 3:15 Room 6DE

Hellboy Panel

4:30 – 5:30 Room 4

El Cortez Memories (Featuring Moderator David Scroggy of Dark Horse)

5:00 – 6:00 Room 2


Emily the Strange Panel

11:00 – 12:00 Room 2

Usagi Yojimbo 25th Anniversary Panel

1:30 – 2:30 Room 8

“Grandville and the Art of Anthropomorphic Comic Tradition” -- a presentation by Bryan Talbot

3:30 – 4:30 Room 3


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Comic News: Art of Top Cow

Top Cow has released a preview of The Art of Top Cow hard cover, which goes on sale next Wednesday, July 22nd in comic shops.

The Art of Top Cow Hard Cover
(A) Marc Silvestri, Dale Keown, Michael Turner, David Finch, Joe Benitez, Stjepan Sejic, Eric Basaldua, and many, many more (Cov) Marc Silvestri & Steve Firchow

One of Top Cow’s lasting legacies in the comic world is the studio and Marc Silvestri’s impact on the face of comic art. Today’s top artist lists is filled with alumni of the famous Top Cow “Pit”. The Art of Top Cow is a gigantic collection that combines The Art of The Darkness, The Art of Witchblade and The Art of Marc Silvestri, plus select additional pieces drawn by some of the best artists to have graced the pages and covers of Top Cow titles. This is the definitive art collection for the ultimate art fan.

This over-sized 10” x 12” coffee table book will feature a beautiful dust cover with a unique poster printed on the inside of the dust cover.

Full Color 352 pages $49.99 hard cover


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Comics Review: Blackest Night #1 (DC Comics) By Eddie R.

The dead have risen…

Over the years, I have been an avid reader of many of DC’s major events, starting with the Crisis on Infinite Earths, right up to the most recent universe-shattering storyline, Final Crisis. Now after months of speculation and build-up, the Blackest Night event has finally descended upon the DCU. But this time around, this event seems to feel more personal.

While I was reading through the pages of Blackest Night #1, I felt as if I was once again seeing a part of the DC Universe which I had not seen since the last major publicized “death” in the superhero world: the death of Superman back in 1994. For those who are too young to remember, there had never before been such an event as this, for a major character to die in the line of duty. I remember feeling really bad about the loss of the Man of Steel, but what touched me the most was seeing all the heroes mourning the passing of Kal-El. It seemed that as they grieved, we grieved also. The emotion which leapt off the page felt genuine, thus generating empathy. And it is that genuine feeling of emotions which I felt once again as I read this first issue of Blackest Night.

Now, I am not going to delve into the whole “who’s dead, who’s not?” aspect of the issue, which does have its place. Rather, I feel the main action sequences of the first issue have to with celebrating, honoring, and dealing with the memories of those heroes lost over the years. The reason for this has to do with the day which Superman was thought to have died. That date was originally turned into an annual national day of mourning, but after his return was turned into a day to honor those super heroes which had given their lives protecting this world, along with the innocents they had failed to protect. As we watch different ceremonies, both big and small, take place across the DCU celebrating this, we see how this sense of loss is being dealt with. It feels very personal, very emotional, and very real. And that’s the point.

Death is something which shouldn’t be treated lightly, and I feel this is exactly what was intended when conceiving Blackest Night. It’s not meant to be just another “event”. It’s much more. It feels as if after so much loss, the characters of the DCU now have to come to grips with this and their own emotions, but with the added twist of being stalked by something so sinister, it must remain in the shadows and prey upon its victims via their lost loved ones.

All I can say is for a first issue, Blackest Night does live up to the hype.


Eddie R
Review Co-Editor

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Kotobukiya teams up to help them launch a new collector fan based site and message board dedicated 100% to Kotobukiya products.

They are starting by giving away a one-of-a kind Star Wars prototype, used in the creation of the Anakin Skywalker Clone Wars ArtFX+. This very unique prize was never made available to the public, never sold, is truly a one of a kind collectible and would be a great addition to any collection. There are two ways you can earn free entries to win this: the first way is sign up for KotoCollectors Message Boards and help to get them going, the second way is visit the Kotobukiya booth at Comic -Con.

Once you have 10 posts there (before 7/31/2009 at 11:59pm EST), you will be automatically entered to win. One winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries to win the Anakin Skywalker Clone Wars ArtFX+ Prototype (which will be shipped free of charge Worldwide). You can also earn a second bonus entry by checking out the Kotobukiya Booth #2601 during Comic-Con July 25th at Noon, where information on how to obtain a bonus entry will be given out. We may even have more surprises and bonus entry info as the week goes on, so stay tuned. Check out and enter today!

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Comic News: Meet Stan Lee At the Marvel Booth at Comic Con International in San Diego!

Marvel fans, do you want to meet Stan “The Man” Lee? Will you be at Comic-Con International in San Diego? Then you’ve gotta be at the Marvel Booth (#2429) on Friday, July 24th for a one-of-a-kind signing event! So just how do you meet one of the most legendary creators in comic history?

Starting at 9am on July 24th, come by the Marvel Booth to receive a ticket (no purchase necessary) for a random drawing to meet Stan Lee. Shortly thereafter, Marvel will conduct the drawing and if you’re one of the lucky fans whose ticket is randomly pulled, you will receive a special pass to meet Stan Lee and have one item signed during his appearance at the booth from 1:30-2:00, later that day.

“There’s no bigger rock star in comics than Stan Lee,” said Tim Dillon. Manager of Business Development, Marvel Entertainment Inc. “We’re proud to have him at The Marvel Booth and we hope to see you there! This is only one of the many surprises we’ve got planned all week long!”

Make your Comic-Con one to remember! Stop by the Marvel Booth (#2429) for your chance to meet Stan Lee on Friday, July 24th!


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The worlds greatest creator owned comic book publisher announces their full lineup for San Diego Comic Con International 2009!

Image Comics, the worlds greatest creator owned comic book publisher, returns to San Diego with a bigger guest list than ever before and exclusives galore, all available at booth #2729!
In addition to a slate of panels including an unprecedented Image Comics workshop on creating creator owned comics, spotlights on Mike Allred & Robert Kirkman and their annual Image Comics Show featuring the companys most massive announcements of the year, Image will also feature a very special Image United signing event on Saturday at 10 AM, the only signing featuring all seven members of the crossovers creative team including Robert Kirkman (Walking Dead, Invincible), Erik Larsen (Savage Dragon), Rob Liefeld (Youngblood), Todd McFarlane (Haunt), Marc Silvestri (Top Cow Pilot Season 2009), Whilce Portacio (Fortress) and Jim Valentino (ShadowHawk).

Throughout the weekend the Image Island will include booths showcasing Image Central, Todd McFarlane Productions and Shadowline with a pantheon of creators including Mike Allred (Madman Atomic Comics), Glen Brunswick (Jersey Gods), Camilla dErrico (Sky Pirates of Neo Terra), Greg Epinoza (Pug), Tyrese Gibson (Mayhem!), Kieron Gillen (Phonogram), Rob Guillory (Chew), Phil Hester (Firebreather, Darkness), Greg Horn (The Art of Greg Horn), Jason Howard (The Astounding Wolf-Man), Andy Kuhn (Firebreather), Erik Larsen (Savage Dragon), John Layman (Chew), Mike Le (Mayhem!), Rob Liefeld (Youngblood), David Mack (Kabuki), Derek McCulloch (Pug, Stagger Lee), Jamie McKelvie (Phonogram, Suburban Glamour), Ryan Ottley (Invincible), the crew behind Images Harvey award-winning anthology PopGun, Cliff Rathburn (Invincible, Walking Dead), Jimmie Robinson (Bomb Queen), Tone Rodriguez (Mayhem!), Jon Sommariva (Gemini), Kris Simon (Bruce The Little Blue Spurce), Andy Suriano (Charlatan Ball), Josh Wagner (Sky Pirates of Neo Terra) Will Wilson (Mayhem!) and Jim Valentino (ShadowHawk). In addition, there will also be an exclusive first look at Todd McFarlane and Robert Kirkmans long-awaited collaboration, Haunt, available from Todd McFarlane Productions!

There will also be special signing appearances by Frank Cho (Liberty Meadows), Marco Cinello (Soul Kiss), Alex Grecian (Proof), Sonny Liew (Liquid City), Ted McKeever (Transmet, Eddy Current, Metropol), Whilce Portacio (Fortress), Nick Spencer (Existence 2.0), Christian Ward (Olympus), Christopher Yost (Killer of Demons) and Man of Action Studios members Joe Casey (Gdland), Duncan Rouleau (The Great Unknown), Joe Kelly (I Kill Giants) & Steve Seagle (Soul Kiss) with many, many more!

Image will also once again be teaming up with the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund for their annual San Diego Comic Con Welcome Party, 7:30 - 11:00 PM at the Westgate Hotel on 1055 Second Avenue. For even more fun stop by Top Cow Productions, Booth #2629, featuring a full lineup presented by the Image Comics partner studio run by Marc Silvestri!

Image Comics will be at booth #2729 during Comic Con International at the San Diego Convention Center, July 22nd-26th, 2009.

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Marvel Entertainment Inc. and Madhouse Present an Exclusive Sneak Peek at the Re-imagining of Marvel’s Legendary Super Heroes


Get an Exciting First-Look at the All New Anime Iron Man and Wolverine At the Marvel Animation Panel on Friday, July 24 at 4:30 PM

Marvel Entertainment Inc., has partnered with renowned Japanese animation studio Madhouse (Paprika, Tokyo Godfathers) to create four all new anime versions of classic Marvel Super Heroes. Get an exciting first glimpse of two of the planned four series at this year’s Comic-Con International, the country's leading comics and popular arts convention. The Marvel Animation Panel will be held on Friday, July 24, and will include an exclusive first look at official teaser trailers for two of these new series, hosted by writer and multiple-Eagle Award winner Warren Ellis, who will appear to discuss writing the all new adventures of these re-imagined Super Heroes.

These Marvel Anime TV series are being created as a way of merging the beloved Marvel Super Heroes of western culture with the bold animation tradition of Japan. The resulting product will be four visually groundbreaking anime series featuring popular Super Heroes redesigned and repurposed as emerging from the fabric of Japanese culture. The series is expected to begin appearing on the Animax channel in Japan in spring of 2010.

The Marvel Animation Panel with run from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Friday, July 24, at the San Diego Convention Center. An autograph signing with Ellis will follow the panel at Marvel’s Comic-Con booth #2429.


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Comic News: Marvel Unveils COMIC CON INTERNATIONAL Panel Schedule

Marvel is proud to unveil our complete panel schedule for Comic Con International in San Diego.

Sure, you’ll be visiting our booth on the convention floor (that’s booth #2429, True Believer!), but now you can enjoy the world-famous Marvel Panels! Swinging off the stands, flying onto the big screen, smashing through televisions, blasting into game consoles, and ruling the web, Marvel Entertainment is the one company where you can find the best in comics, films, animation, games and digital media. Now we’re bringing it all to San Diego for you, the fans!

“Marvel has the best fans in the world and we’re excited to provide them with the best panels in the world,” said Mike Pasciullo, Vice President of Merchandising and Communications, Marvel Entertainment Inc. “If you’ve never experienced a Marvel panel live, make sure to stop by for Q&A with your favorite creators, major announcements and, as always, big surprises!”

Please note, all guests, times and rooms are subject to change.

Thursday, July 23
1:00 – 2:00 Marvel: Mondo Marvel – From the Marvel U to the Ultimate U and everything in between, we’ve got the top talent on hand to talk about all of your favorite heroes and villains as well as make a few surprise announcements! Panelists include Jason Aaron (Wolverine: Weapon X), Dennis Calero (X Men Noir), Matt Fraction (Invincible Iron Man), Paul Tobin (Models, INC), Frank Tieri (Dark Reign: Lethal Legion), Steve Wacker (Spider-Man Editor), Jim McCann (New Avengers: The Reunion), and more as they take on all questions! Room 6DE

3:30 – 4:30 Marvel: Breaking Into the House of Ideas – Are you a writer or artist? Ever dream of working for Marvel? Do you find yourself thinking “I could do that…if I knew how!” Well, here’s your chance! Join C.B. Cebulski, Marvel’s Talent Liason, and special guests writer Jeph Loeb (Ultimatum), Marvel editor Charlie Beckerman, artist Mike Choi (X-Force), colorist Christina Strain (Runaways), and more to find out the answers on how to get your foot in the door at every level in the creative process and how to make your job MARVEL! Room 6DE

Friday, July 24
11:00 – 12:00 Marvel: X-Men – The streets have erupted in violence and the safe haven mutants thought they’d found is in turmoil. The Dark Avengers have put Daken in Wolverine’s place, and there’s an all-out war tearing through space and time with a certain red-haired green-eyed girl at the center of it. You’ve got questions & these people have answers! X-Men group Editor Axel Alonso is joined by a host of creators to lay out what’s going on and resurrect a beloved…—well, that would be telling! You need to hear it for yourself! Panelists include Matt Fraction (Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Utopia), Craig Kyle & Chris Yost (X-Force), Marjorie Liu (Dark Wolverine), Daniel Way (Deadpool), Jason Aaron (Wolverine: Weapon X), and more for this all-new, all-DEADLY panel! Room 6DE

2:00 – 3:00 Marvel: Cup O’ Joe – This is it, Mighty Marvel fans- the no-holds-barred, anything goes, full of surprises panel you wait all year for, and it’s here! Marvel’s EEK (Editor-in-Chief) Joe Quesada takes on all questions, shocks the audience with jaw-dropping announcements, and keeps you guessing with surprise guests. You never know who will show up, but you better be here, because this is the panel that everyone will be talking about! Room 6BCF

4:30 - 5:30 Marvel Animation -The new age of Marvel animation is here! Marvel’s President of Animation Eric Rollman and General Manager of Nicktoons Network Keith Dawkins are joined by the creative minds behind the new hit series Wolverine and the X-Men, and Iron Man: Armored Adventures. Head Writers Greg Johnson (WatX), Chris Yost (IMAA), Supervising Producer Craig Kyle (WatX, IMAA), Voice Director Jamie Simone (WatX) and the voice of Wolverine, Steve Blum, discuss each series and what the future holds. Then stay tuned for a first look at Marvel AnimĂ© from acclaimed Japanese animation studio Madhouse, featuring Madhouse President Masao Maruyama (Gotham Knight, Tokyo Godfathers), and writer Warren Ellis (The Authority, Astonishing X-Men). Also expect sneak peaks at the upcoming next Marvel Animated Feature from Lionsgate. You don’t want to miss this panel! Room 6BCF
The Marvel Animation panel is linked to talent signing events at the Marvel Entertainment booth (#2429) on the convention floor. The talent behind Iron Man: Armored Adventures and Wolverine and the X-Men will be signing from 3-4pm. Masao Maruyama and Warren Ellis will be signing from 6-7pm.

5:30 - 6:30 Marvel Digital Comics…And Beyond!. Be there for the world premiere of Marvel Motion Comics! Join Joe Quesada, Dan Buckley, members of the Marvel Digital Media Group and SURPRISE GUESTS as they unveil the next phase in graphic storytelling. Also, catch the world premiere of the original video series, Marvel Super Heroes: What The--?! episode 4. Plus, get jacked into the rest of the digital dynamite—from Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited (the greatest collection of Marvel comics ever assembled online) to casual games, original streaming video and the future of Marvel's ever-growing digital endeavors! Room 6DE

Saturday, July 25
10:00 - 11:00 Marvel: “Hero Up” with The Super Hero Squad Show! – Marvel’s first action-comedy series is a manic, mind-blowing, all-ages romp through the Marvel Universe. Coming to Cartoon Network in September, the animated show is loaded with superstar voice talent. Join several of the actors, previewing their characters in a live performance: including Tom Kenny (Spongebob) as Iron Man & MODOK, Charlie Adler (Cow and Chicken, Transformers features) as Dr. Doom, Steve Blum (Wolverine and the X-Men) as Wolverine, Grey DeLisle (Fairly Oddparents, Clone Wars) as Ms. Marvel, and Stan “The Man” Lee as The Mayor. Supervising Producer Cort Lane (Iron Man: Armored Adventures), Matt Wayne (Justice League Unlimited), Supervising Director Mitch Schauer (Freakazoid, Angry Beavers), Exec. Producer Joe Quesada (Marvel Editor-In-Chief) & Exec. Producer Eric Rollman (President, Marvel Animation) share series secrets, a world premiere clip and a preview of THQ’s epic Super Hero Squad video game. Followed by Q&A! Room 6BCF

At 2:30pm The Super Hero Squad Show panel will be followed by a signing event at the Marvel Entertainment booth (#2429) featuring much of the cast, including Tom Kenny, Charlie Adler, Steve Blum, Mikey Kelly (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles feature), Dave Boat (Ultimate Avengers 1 & 2) and Travis Willingham (Fullmetal Alchemist).
11:30- 12:30 Activision: Ultimate Alliance 2 Room Indigo Room

11:30 – 12:30 Marvel: Dark Reign – The Cabal has taken over the Marvel Universe and forever changed it. Now, Norman Osborn has his LIST and is taking everyone down who stands in his way. What lies on the horizon? Find out here as the creators behind the madmen & women putting the Marvel Heroes through their paces answer your questions and let you in on what happens next! Join Joe Quesada, Rick Remender (Dark Reign: The List), Matt Fraction (Invincible Iron Man), Jason Aaron (Dark Reign: The List), Frank Tieri (Dark Reign: Made Men), Joe Casey (Dark Reign: Zodiac), Marvel editor Alejandro Arbona and more as they shed some light on DARK REIGN! Room 6A

4:00 - 5:00 Marvel Studios/Paramount: Iron Man 2 Movie Panel - Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment present the sequel to the blockbuster film based on the legendary Marvel Super Hero "Iron Man." Directed by Jon Favreau, “Iron Man 2" stars Robert Downey Jr. Joining Downey in the cast are Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell, Jon Favreau, Clark Gregg, John Slattery, Mickey Rourke and Samuel L. Jackson. Hall H

Sunday, July 26
11:00 – 12:00 Marvel: The Women of Marvel – One of the most talked about panels from last year is back! Forget Storm & She-Hulk, meet the real Ms. Marvels of the comic world! Join women from every discipline in the creative process at Marvel to hear what it’s like working as a woman in comics today and how you can join them. Say goodbye to the so-called “Boy’s Club,” these ladies are busting down the four-color ceiling! Guests include New York Times Best Selling author Marjorie Liu (Dark Wolverine), Christina Strain (World War Hulk), Colleen Coover (Marvel Adventures), Sonia Oback (X-Force), Emily Warren (Secret Invasion) and more! Room 7AB

12:45-1:45 Marvel: The Next Generation of Marvel Video Games – Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2, Super Hero Squad and Iron Man 2. Join us for trailer previews, discussion and Q & A on the next wave of Marvel Games from publishers Activision, THQ, and SEGA. Writers Matt Fraction , Mark Hoffmeier, and Evan Skolnick will be on hand along with the game developers Kyle Brink, Robert Blackadder, Dan Tanguay and TQ Jefferson to discuss views on how story and design can come together to make licensed games that don’t suck. Room 6A


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DVD News: Relive the Adventures. Explore the Galaxy. Feel the Force Like Never Before. STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS™ The Complete Season One

From Lucasfilm Ltd. and Warner Home Video, Four-Disc Set Includes Companion Featurettes For All 22 Action-Packed Episodes, and a Blu-ray Exclusive - Jedi Temple Archives

After wowing TV audiences with a cutting-edge, animated look at “a galaxy far, far away,” Star Wars: The Clone Wars™ The Complete Season One is coming to DVD and high-definition Blu-ray Disc November 3 from Lucasfilm Ltd. and Warner Home Video.

Live the adventures again and again, and dig deeper into the first season of The Clone Wars with a comprehensive look behind-the-scenes of the popular animated series. Uniquely packaged with an exclusive 64 page production journal, the four-disc set contains all 22 episodes from the groundbreaking first season – including seven extended Director’s Cuts – as well as companion featurettes for each episode. And exclusive to the Blu-ray disc, The Jedi Temple Archives provides in-depth access to an extensive database of creative materials.

“I’m a longtime Star Wars fan, and the same’s true for a lot of the guys working on the show,” said supervising director Dave Filoni. “And as a fan, I know that Lucasfilm can be pretty secretive. They’re famous for it. But we’re all so proud of the work that’s gone into The Clone Wars, and we wanted to share some of our production tricks, and open up the vault and reveal our efforts. You’re going to get unprecedented access, to see the nuts and bolts of our series – from concept to finished animation.”

Created and executive produced by George Lucas, the first-ever TV production from Lucasfilm Animation explores the tumultuous time between Episodes II and III of the live-action saga, expanding the scope of Star Wars beyond anything seen in the feature films. With the fate of the galaxy hanging in the balance, the heroes of the Republic – including the valiant Jedi Knights and their loyal clone troopers – fight bravely to repel the attacks of the evil Separatists and their droid army.

“The live-action saga was just the beginning. The universe is vast, and there are so many more stories to explore beyond Anakin’s fall and redemption,” said Lucas. “The scope of the war gives us the perfect vehicle for a weekly series, allowing us to look at how the conflict has affected the farthest reaches of the galaxy, including characters, creatures and races we only glimpsed in the feature films. Animation has allowed us to visualize the worlds and characters of Star Wars in all new ways.”

Star Wars: The Clone Wars The Complete Season One will be available November 3 for the suggested retail price of $44.98 for DVD and $59.99 for Blu-ray.

Special Features:

Star Wars: The Clone Wars The Complete Season One is presented in widescreen with English, Spanish and French 5.1 DTS audio and English, French and Spanish subtitles. Bonus features include:

* Seven Director’s Cut Episodes:
o Rising Malevolence, Shadow of Malevolence, Lair of Grievous, Rookies, Storm Over Ryloth, Innocents of Ryloth and Liberty on Ryloth
* 22 Episodic Featurettes that go behind-the-scenes with Supervising Director Dave Filoni and crew about the making-of each episode
* Spectacular 64 page production journal that includes early sketches, artist notes, and concept art from each episode from Season One
* Blu-ray Exclusive – The Jedi Temple Archives
o An extensive database exploring test footage, early concept art, 3-D character and object turnarounds and early animation. The Archives is a rare look at the assets in various stages of creation for The Clone Wars, with a wealth of surprises and never-before seen moments sprinkled throughout.


As the Clone Wars sweep through the galaxy, the heroic Jedi Knights – including Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Jedi Master Yoda and padawan Ahsoka Tano – struggle to maintain order and restore peace. But despite the best efforts of these brave protectors, more and more planets are falling prey to the sinister forces of the dark side…

Star Wars: The Clone Wars features the voices of Matt Lanter (“90210”) as Anakin Skywalker, Ashley Eckstein (“That’s So Raven”) as Ahsoka Tano, James Arnold Taylor (“The Spectacular Spider-Man”) as Obi-Wan Kenobi and Tom Kane (“Wolverine and the X-Men”) as Yoda.

Lucasfilm, Star Wars: The Clone Wars™, Lucasfilm Animation and related character names, vehicle names and properties are trademarks and/or copyrights, in the United States and other countries, of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates. TM & © Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. All other trademarks and trade names are properties of their respective owners.

Street Date: November 3, 2009
SRP: DVD $44.98, Blu-ray $59.99
Total Episode Run Time: 484 Minutes, Featurette Run Time: 146 Minutes
MPAA Rating: TV-PG
Closed Captioned: Yes


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EUREKA TV show co-creator Andrew Cosby and actor Ed Quinn, who played Nathan Stark, will be signing copies of BOOM! Studios smash-hit EUREKA Vol.1 trade paperback and the follow-up EUREKA: DORMANT GENE mini-series at Comic-Con '09 on Friday, July 24th, from 3-4pm only at the BOOM! Studios booth (#2543.)

Told completely in continuity, BOOM!'s EUREKA comics, based on the smash-hit Sci Fi Channel TV show, were masterminded by series co-creators Andrew Cosby and Jaime Paglia. Ed Quinn starred on the series as the fan-favorite character Nathan Stark for EUREKA seasons one and two. His other credits include TRUE BLOOD, CSI: NY, and HOUSE OF THE DEAD 2.

The EUREKA TV show recently premiered its 4th season to record setting ratings. EUREKA has been consistently the highest rated TV show on the Sci Fi Channel.

EUREKA Vol.1 is by co-creators Andrew Cosby and Jaime Paglia with script by Brendan Hay (THE DAILY SHOW) and art by Diego Barreto. EUREKA: DORMANT GENE has a story by Cosby and Paglia with script by Jonathan L. Davis (THE DUKES OF HAZARD) and art by Mark Dos Santos


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"Mark Waid is..."

Mark Waid will be signing the Exclusive Comic-Con '09 IRREDEEMABLE #4 John Cassaday Sketch Variant throughout the week at the BOOM! Studios booth (#2543) during Comic-Con International. This convention exclusive will only be available at BOOM! Studios during Comic-Con.

Waid will be signing at the BOOM! Studios booth on Preview Night, Wednesday July 22nd from 7-8pm, Thursday July 23rd from 12-1pm & 6-7pm, Friday July 24th from 2-3pm & 5-6pm, Saturday July 25th from 5-6pm and Sunday July 26th from 2-3pm.

Additionally, Waid will be signing an Exclusive Comic-Con '09 Limited Edition Hardcover of THE INCREDIBLES: FAMILY MATTERS along with THE MUPPET SHOW COMIC BOOK's Roger Langridge and CARS: THE ROOKIE's Alan Porter as part of a series of group signings on Wednesday July 22nd from 6-7pm, Thursday July 23rd and Friday July 24th from 11am-12, Saturday July 25th from 10am-11 and Sunday July 26th from 11:30am - 12:30.

The Exclusive Comic-Con '09 Limited Edition Hardcover of THE INCREDIBLES: FAMILY MATTER, THE MUPPET SHOW COMIC BOOK, AND CARS: THE ROOKIE will only be available at these signing times and are first come first serve. Each hardcover will be limited to 250 copies. Waid, BOOM!'s Editor-in-Chief, will also be moderating a host of high-profile panels with a host of high-profile talent from comics of yesterday and today.

On Thursday July 23rd, Waid will be moderating the Spotlight on Jerry Robinson Panel in Room 4 from 1:30 to 2:30pm. Later that same day, Waid will moderate the Spotlight on Gail Simone Panel in Room 5B from 4-5pm. On Saturday July 25, Waid will be moderating the Spotlight on Sheldon Moldoff Panel in Room 10 from 11:30-12:30pm.

Friday July 24th, Waid will be wearing his Editor-in-Chief hat during the BOOM! Studios panel in Room 32AB from 1-2pm. In the past year, BOOM! Studios has catapulted into the Top 10 Direct Market publishers with Editor-in-Chief Mark Waid leading the way; first launching his blockbuster hit IRREDEEMABLE and then its follow-up, THE UNKNOWN. With IRREDEEMABLE being launched with the tagline MARK WAID IS EVIL, find out what is next in store for fans when Waid reveals what's next on his agenda of comic book world domination.


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