Boston Comic Con 2012 is This Weekend!

Kevin Eastman, Simon Bisley, Joe Sinnott, Bernie Wrightson, Ivan Reis, Steve Epting, Jill Thompson, Paolo Rivera, Renae De Liz, Ed McGuinness, Phil Noto, Becky Cloonan, David Petersen, Alex Maleev, Jeremy Bastian, Katie Cook, Tom Raney, Chrissie Zullo, Joe Benitez, Mark Brooks, Jamal Igle, Jim Cheung, Tim Sale, Skottie Young, Stephanie Buscema, Ben Templesmith, Cliff Chiang, Bill Sienkiewicz, Geof Darrow, Joe Quinones, and many more!

Also, for the first time in a long time and most likely the last time, appearing in one room together are the LEGENDS OF MAD MAGAZINE – Al Feldstein, Al Jaffee, and Paul Coker.

Marvel Comics will be in the house conducting artist portfolio revues searching for that next young gun artist!

We’ve got GAMING, ARTIST PANELS, COSTUME CONTEST, FILM FESTIVAL, LIVE ENTERTAINMENT, and our first ever ART AUCTION!

Finally, who could forget the official, exclusive, Marvel Comics approved Avengers Boston Comic Con T-Shirt!!!

Tickets are currently available online through the convention website or at the door. Prices are $20 for a single day pass and $35 for a weekend pass. Kids 10 and under get in free with paid adult admission!

About Boston Comic Con
The Boston Comic Con is a 100% independently run comic book show committed to bringing the biggest and best comic creators to New England. Run by fans for fans, Boston Comic Con is not affiliated with any other convention tour or corporate interests. Hosting over 40,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, trading cards, and other pop culture memorabilia, this is a destination event for geeks of any stripe. This year’s convention will be held Saturday April 21st and Sunday April 22nd opening at 10:00 am each day at the Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon)
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via Boston Comic Con Press Release

There’s Going To Be A MONSTER MASSACRE at San Diego Comic-Con 2012

Heavy Metal, the premiere magazine for fantasy and science fiction comics, is proud to announce a special edition that will feature many of the top artists working in comics and fantasy today! Set for mass release in July 2012, Heavy Metal will also be presenting a limited edition version at San Diego Comic-Con 2012 with a wraparound cover collaboration from IFS founder Stanley “Artgerm” Lau and comic legend Jim Steranko.

This special issue is like a who’s who of comics featuring the following creators;

Barnaby Bagus, Toby Cypress, Dave Dorman, Dave Elliott, Alex Horley, Andy Kuhn, Ron Marz, Mark A Nelson, Tom Raney, Philip Tan and Dave Wilkins

“This issue is going to be a blast.” States Atomeka co-founder, Dave Elliott. “Last years issue with Imaginary Friends Studios was great to help put together, but this year I get to contribute as well.” On the subject of the variant covers Dave adds, “The Direct Sales and Newsstand audiences are different, so by offering two covers I hope we can appeal to different audiences that will both enjoy the diverse content.” Imaginary Friends Studio President Stanley “Artgerm” Lau is providing the Newsstand cover while Sami Bari and Jessica Kholinne, who provided exceptions runs on both Power Girl and Voodoo for DC Comics, have produced the Direct Sales cover. Both covers will be available to the Direct Sales Market.

In addition there will be a San Diego Comic-con exclusive cover produced in conjunction with DeviantART who are once again sponsoring Artists Alley at the show. This cover will be a collaboration between Stanley Lau and Jim Steranko.

The back covers to all three editions will have covers by winners of a competition run by Kevin Eastman and Dave Elliott through their DeviantART pages. Stanley Lau will help judge the finalists.

HEAVY METAL Magazine – September 2012
Shipping: July 2012
116 PAGES / FC
$7.95

via Heavy Metal Press Release