EXPERIENCE CREATIVITY AT IMAGE EXPO: A 3-DAY CELEBRATION OF CREATOR OWNED COMICS!
Berkeley, CA – 21 November 2011 — IMAGE EXPO is coming! Experience the creativity of the men and women making the best creator owned comics in America at this one-of-a-kind celebration commemorating the 20th Anniversary of Image Comics!
IMAGE EXPO is a three-day celebration of creator-owned comics happening at the Oakland Convention Center. Image partners Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, and Jim Valentino, will be the guests of honor, appearing throughout the weekend for signings, panels, and special events. Other special guests include Image founders Rob Liefeld, and Whilce Portacio, plus the creators of today’s best creator-owned comics, including: Joe Casey, Jay Faerber, Jonathan Hickman, Ryan Ottley, Richard Starkings, Fiona Staples, and Brian K. Vaughan.
IMAGE EXPO is Northern California’s premiere comic con experience in 2012. The three-day event takes place at the Oakland Convention Center in the heart of the bustling nightlife and restaurant center of downtown Oakland, CA on February 24-25-26.
IMAGE EXPO isn’t just about Image Comics, it’s a celebration of independent creativity in comics. The exhibit floor is open to anyone who makes creator-owned comics. We’re also going to be hosting unique programming for fans, aspiring creators, and library professionals. We’ll be continuing our tradition of supporting the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s important work to protect creators and retailers by hosting special events including a massive benefit auction.
Get in on the ground floor and sign up for your exhibitor or artist alley space today! Contact info@ImageComicExpo.com for more information about the show and how to sign up to exhibit.
THE GOVERNOR GETS DELUXE TREATMENT
Are you looking to impress THE WALKING DEAD fan in your life this holiday season with the perfect gift? Well, you’re in luck! That’s right, holiday shoppers need look no further than their favorite comic book retailer to purchase the deluxe, leather bound, slipcased hardcover edition of the New York Times bestseller, THE WALKING DEAD – RISE OF THE GOVERNOR NOVEL by series creator Robert Kirkman and co-writer Jay Bonansinga.
“Many have asked me whether I will ever write a prequel about the lives the character lead before,” said Kirkman. “Well, that’s basically what we’re doing with these novels. And we wanted to offer the fans a special edition before the holidays.”
To make the gift even more impressive, this deluxe edition will feature spot illustrations by series artist Charlie Adlard. Comic book readers may wonder if there’s any better way to improve upon a novel than by adding pictures. Well, there is! There is also an even rarer, super deluxe edition that will also be signed and numbered by Kirkman!
THE WALKING DEAD – RISE OF THE GOVERNOR NOVEL is the first in a planned trilogy of novels based on the characters introduced in THE WALKING DEAD comic book series. RISE OF THE GOVERNOR sheds light on the true origins of The Governor, the most vile and deadly villain yet to appear in THE WALKING DEAD comic book series. Now fans of the comic book and AMC’s record breaking TV adaptation can discover the transformation of one man into a monster with this special deluxe edition!
THE WALKING DEAD – RISE OF THE GOVERNOR NOVEL: DELUXE SLIPCASED EDITION (OCT110517, ISBN: 978-1-60706-482-4), a 336-page novel for $74.99, will be on sale in stores on December 7, along with the limited signed & numbered edition (OCT110518, ISBN: 978-1-60706-483-1) for $124.99.
Check out who’s back in this week’s Invincible!
CORY WALKER RETURNS TO INVINCIBLE! In this special two-issue story-arc: Invincible’s mother and father return to the planet Talescria in the aftermath of The Viltrumite War! Omni-Man and Young Omni-Man reunite and fight space crime together! All the while, a new threat is emerging… one that could bring an end to all life on Earth!
BEST AND WORST OF COMIC CON!!!!
we made the BEST LIST!!!
• BEST COMIC CELEBRITY: Robert Kirkman. The man of the hour is still the creator of The Walking Dead. A mere five hours before his TV series began its second-season premiere, Kirkman decided to spend extra time with the fans. He signed anything put in front of him, and he was extremely gracious. Image Comics and Skybound also have the best signing policy: Raffle tickets given out at the beginning of the day. You have a ticket, you’re guaranteed a signature.
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Comic Book Resources does an awesome in depth review of Walking Dead Issue #89
“The Walking Dead,” nearly 90 issues and eight years (this month!) into its run, is still a book that delivers consistent compelling drama and plenty of scares thanks to strong work by writer Robert Kirkman and artists Charlie Adlard and Cliff Rathburn. If only all comics could do so well.
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MTV Geek wrote up a great article about our toys… heres a lil snippet
Rick Grimes is from Kentucky. He’s also a stand-up dad and will not hesitate to chop a zombie’s head in twain (all like this intrepid toy blogger), so we expected quite a lot from his action figure avatar. Thankfully, McFarlane Toys gets most of it right in their first series ofThe Walking Dead action figures based on the Image comic book. Join us as we take a look at the main character as he beats some undead bastards back into the ground!
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great lil witch doctor article!!!
Back before Brandon Seifert and Lukas Ketner’s “WITCH DOCTOR” began we made the prediction that the series would quickly become a classic among genre fans, and if the sell-out numbers for the series’ first story-arc are any indication of just how much potential the series has, then we feel pretty damned secure in that assumption. So it comes as no surprise that Skybound has announced an all new one-shot featuring the “unique” cast and crew entitled, “RESUSCITATION”. Below you can get your first look at the cover art and all the details…
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Things continue to look up! Check out the proofs of the cover for the Japanese edition of The Walking Dead! Arigato!