Image Comics’ Complete Signing Schedule for New York Comic Con 2012

Image Comics’ complete signing schedule for New York Comic Con is now available! The schedule includes signings by top creators every day of the convention, October 11-14 in New York City’s Javits Center. Signings will take place at the Image Comics booth, #1229.

Several creators will also be signing convention exclusives, which Image unveiled on September 19. Details on the exclusives, as well as the panel schedule, can be found at Image Comics’ website.

Thursday 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM

  • 3:00-4:00   Haunt signing: Joe Casey and Nathan Fox
  • 4:00-5:00   Not My Bag signing: Sina Grace
  • 4:00-6:00   Think Tank signing/Talent Hunt: Matt Hawkins (Top Cow)
  • 5:00-6:00   Mind The Gap signing: Jim McCann & Rodin Esquejo
  • 5:00-6:00   Robert Kirkman signing (Skybound) (ticketed)*
  • 6:00-7:00   Halloween Eve signing: Brandon Montclare & Amy Reeder
  • 6:00-7:00   The Darkness and The Bulletproof Coffin signing: David Hine
  • 7:00-8:00   Comeback signing: Ed Brisson & Michael Walsh
  • 8:00-9:00   Great Pacific signing: Joe Harris

Friday 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

  • 10:00-11:00   Pigs and Choker signing: Ben McCool & Ben Templesmith
  • 11:00-12:00   Point of Impact signing: Jay Faerber
  • 12:00-1:30   Mind the Gap signing: Jim McCann & Rodin Esquejo
  • 1:00-2:00   Thief of Thieves signing: Nick Spencer, James Asmus, Shawn Martinbrough & Felix Serrano (Skybound)
  • 1:30-3:00   Luther Strode signing: Justin Jordan & Tradd Moore (ticketed)*
  • 3:00-4:00   Non-Humans signing: Glen Brunswick & Whilce Portacio
  • 3:30-5:30   Think Tank signing/Talent Hunt: Matt Hawkins (Top Cow)
  • 4:00-5:00   MacGyver signing: Lee David Zlotoff & Will Sliney
  • 4:00-5:00   The Darkness and The Bulletproof Coffin signing: David Hine
  • 4:00-5:30   Robert Kirkman signing (Skybound) (ticketed)*
  • 5:00-6:00   D.O.G.s of Mars signing: Christian Weiser, Tony Trov & Johnny Zito
  • 5:00-6:00   Artifacts signing: Ron Marz (Top Cow)
  • 6:00-7:00   The Manhattan Projects signing: Jonathan Hickman & Jordie Bellaire (ticketed)*

Saturday 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

  • 10:00-11:00   Point of Impact signing: Jay Faerber
  • 11:00-12:00   Halloween Eve signing: Brandon Montclare & Amy Reeder
  • 11:00-12:30   Think Tank signing/Talent Hunt: Matt Hawkins (Top Cow)
  • 12:15-2:00   Saga signing: Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples (ticketed)*
  • 1:00-2:00   Witch Doctor signing: Brandon Seifert & Lukas Ketner (Skybound)
  • 2:00-3:00   Severed signing: Scott Snyder, Scott Tuft, & Attilla Futaki (ticketed)*
  • 3:00-4:00   Top Cow Universe signing: Jeremy Haun, Nelson Blake II, David Hine, Tim Seeley, & Ron Marz
  • 4:00-5:00   Bedlam and Morning Glories signing: Nick Spencer & Rodin Esquejo (ticketed)*
  • 4:00-5:30   Teen Wolf signing: Tyler Posey, Jeff Davis & David Tischman (ticketed)*
  • 5:00-6:00   Great Pacific signing: Joe Harris
  • 5:00-6:00   Thief of Thieves signing: Nick Spencer, James Asmus, Shawn Martinbrough & Felix Serrano (Skybound)
  • 6:00-7:00   The Manhattan Projects signing: Jonathan Hickman & Jordie Bellaire (ticketed)*

Sunday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

  • 10:15-12:00   Happy! signing: Grant Morrison (ticketed)*
  • 11:00-12:00   Super Dinosaur signing: Jason Howard (Skybound)
  • 12:00-1:00   Black Kiss 2 signing: Howard Chaykin
  • 1:00-3:00   Saga signing: Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples (ticketed)*
  • 3:00-4:00   Great Pacific signing: Joe Harris (writer/artist)
  • 3:30-5:00   Robert Kirkman signing (Skybound) (ticketed)*
  • 4:00-5:00   Valentine signing: Alex de Campi & Christine Larsen

*Tickets will be available at the Image Comics booth (#1229) on the day of the signing. One ticket per person will be available for each ticketed signing beginning at the start of the show each day and only while supplies last. No purchase necessary.

All signings are subject to change. Check at the Image Comics booth for up-to-date signing schedules. Keep up with what’s happening at the Image Comics booth by following us on Twitter (@ImageComics)!

via Image Comics Press Release

Disney XD will launch Marvel Universe! ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN

Disney XD will launch Marvel Universe, a dedicated Marvel programming block, with the new series Ultimate Spider-Man as its centerpiece, on SUNDAY, APRIL 1, it was announced today by Gary Marsh, President and Chief Creative Officer, Disney Channels Worldwide at the Television Critics Association Press Tour in Pasadena, California. Marvel Universe on Disney XD will be the ultimate place for fans to find exclusive Marvel content, including new animated short-form series, live-action interstitials and the series return of The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. The block will be home to Marvel’s biggest superstars such as Spider-Man, Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Captain America and many more to introduce dynamic stories of action, adventure and heroism to a whole new generation.

Marsh said: “Iconic Marvel heroes and villains and stories with core values of accomplishment, discovery and growth make Marvel Universe a perfect complement to Disney XD and a destination for parents and kids to experience together.”

“Marvel Universe block is an incredible, animated ride filled with fantastic action and adventure,” said Jeph Loeb, Head of Marvel Television. “The spectacular team of writers and animators capture stories with all the dynamic fun you can imagine. Disney XD is the perfect place for families and Marvel fans of all ages to come together every Sunday.”

Acting as the keystone of the Marvel Universe block, Ultimate Spider-Man features a teenage Peter Parker juggling the typical growing pains of high-school with the not-so-typical growing pains of being a Super Hero. As the newest member of Nick Fury’s S.H.I.E.L.D. organization, Peter finds himself on a team with four other teenage Super Heroes.

Produced by Marvel Animation, the series’ award-winning creative team includes Joe Quesada (Marvel’s CCO), Paul Dini (“Batman: The Animated Series,” “Lost”), the creative powerhouse Man of Action Studios (creators of “Ben 10” and “Generator Rex”) — comprised of lauded creators Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, Duncan Rouleau and Steven T. Seagle — and Brian Michael Bendis (visionary behind Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man comic series).

The voice cast includes Drake Bell (“Superhero,” “Drake & Josh”) as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Chi McBride (“Boston Public,” “Pushing Daisies”) as Nick Fury, JK Simmons (“Spider-Man”) as J. Jonah Jameson, Stan Lee (“Spider-Man”) as Stan the Janitor, Clark Gregg (“Iron Man”, “Thor,” “The Avengers”) as Agent Coulson and Steven Weber (“Wings”) as Norman Osborn.

Disney XD is a basic cable channel and multi-platform brand showcasing a compelling mix of live-action and animated programming for Kids age 6-14, hyper-targeting boys and their quest for discovery, accomplishment, sports, adventure and humor. Disney XD branded content spans television, online, mobile and VOD platforms. The programming includes series, movies and short-form, as well as sports-themed programming developed with ESPN. In the U.S., Disney XD is seen on a 24-hour, advertiser supported network that reaches over 78 million households via its basic cable and satellite affiliates. For more information visit http://www.DisneyXD.com/
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Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit http://www.marvel.com/
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via Disney XD Press Release

Image Expo Announces Special Guests

IMAGE EXPO, the one-of-a-kind celebration commemorating the 20th Anniversary of Image Comics and celebrating creator-owned comics, is announcing many new guests! Joining the Image Comics partners Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, and Jim Valentino and Image founders Rob Liefeld and Whilce Portacio, are the following stars of creator-owned comics.

Blair Butler, the host of G4’s Fresh Ink and 2011’s break out writer of HEART, the comic that shows the human side of MMA, will be joining the line up. Writer John Layman and artist Rob Guillory, co-creators of CHEW, everyone’s favorite Eisner Award winning gross-out detective comic will also be there. Add to that rising star Nick Spencer, the writer behind such hits as MORNING GLORIES, FORGETLESS, Ultimate Comics: X-Men, and soon Robert Kirkman’s THIEF OF THIEVES, and IMAGE EXPO already has a solid line up!

But that’s not all! Some of the other guests at IMAGE EXPO include:

Keu Cha (MAGDALENA)
Joshua Fialkov (ECHOES, THE LAST OF THE GREATS, I, Vampire)
Edwin Huang (SKULLKICKERS)
Joe Keatinge (POPGUN, GLORY, HELL YEAH)
Larry Marder (BEANWORLD)
Jim McCann (Return of the Dapper Men, MIND THE GAP)
Marat Mychaels (BLINDSIDE)
Jimmie Robinson (BOMBQUEEN)
Eric Shanower (AGE OF BRONZE)
Kurtis Wiebe (INTREPIDS, GREEN WAKE, PETER PANZERFAUST)
Jim Zubkavich (SKULLKICKERS)

Some of the other previously announced guests include:

Joe Casey (Ben 10, BUTCHER BAKER, THE RIGHTEOUS MAKER, HAUNT)
Jay Faerber (Ringer, DYNAMO 5, NEAR DEATH)
Jonathan Hickman (THE NIGHTLY NEWS, THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS)
Ryan Ottley (INVINCIBLE)
Fiona Staples (SAGA)
Richard Starkings (Comicraft, ELEPHANTMEN)
Brian K. Vaughan (Y: The Last Man, Runaways, SAGA)

IMAGE EXPO is a three-day celebration of creator-owned comics happening at the Oakland Convention Center, and Northern California’s premier comic con experience in 2012. The Berkeley-based publisher will be filling the demand for a 2012 Bay Area comic book convention that was left unfulfilled when WonderCon announced their temporary relocation to Anaheim, California. 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.
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!
There are still some opportunities to be part of IMAGE EXPO available, but space is going fast, so sign up for your exhibitor or artist alley space today! Contact info@ImageComicExpo.com for more information about how to exhibit or sign up for press passes. For more information about the show, visit www.imagecomicexpo.com.
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ABOUT AMAZING COMIC CONVENTIONS:
Amazing Comic Conventions is a leading promotional company operated by Jimmy S. Jay and Jay Company Comics. The Amazing Arizona Comic Con is their signature event, kicking off the Comic Con Season each January. The Amazing Arizona Comic Con is the premier destination for graphic novel pop culture in the Southwest. The 2012 Amazing Arizona Comic Con takes place January 6-7-8 at the Mesa Convention Center, in the Phoenix Metropolitan area. Guests for the upcoming event include Walking Dead creator/executive producer Robert Kirkman, legendary creator Rob Liefeld, Batman artist Greg Capullo, and many more. For more information, visit www.AmazingArizonaComicCon.com.
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ABOUT IMAGE COMICS:
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.
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via Image Comics Press Release