Tuesday, July 19, 2011

SEGA Launches Iconic Captain America: Super Soldier
Video Game on Five Platforms

Players Will Wield the Shield and Battle Red Skull’s Army in Original WWII Adventure
Featuring Acrobatic Combat Gameplay and Stunning 3D Graphics

SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON – July 19, 2011 – SEGA® of America, Inc. and SEGA® Europe Ltd. today announced Captain America™: Super Soldier™, the original video game adventure for Marvel’s famed super hero franchise, has shipped and is available in stores today. The stirring WWII superhero adventure is now available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Wii™, and Nintendo DS™. The versions for the PlayStation®3 system and Xbox 360® feature stereoscopic 3D graphics and a 3D version for Nintendo 3DS™ will be in stores October 25, 2011.

“Players can leap into acrobatic combat as the world’s first Super-Soldier with Captain America: Super Soldier,” said Gary Knight, Senior Vice President of Marketing at SEGA Europe and SEGA America. “When you combine an iconic superhero with a devastating combat system, an original story penned in conjunction with Marvel and stunning 3D graphics, you get an epic action adventure worthy of the First Avenger.”

“We are thrilled to offer players the opportunity to play as Marvel’s Star-Spangled Avenger in Captain America: Super Soldier,” said TQ Jefferson, Vice President of Production, Games, Marvel Entertainment. “Captain America is the quintessential hero of the Marvel Universe. He's the one all other heroes look up to, and we couldn't be happier with SEGA's efforts to deliver a quality experience in his first solo console game adventure.”

Captain America: Super Soldier transports players to the darkest days of World War II to face the Red Skull and his Hydra forces. Playing as Captain America and wielding his legendary shield, gamers will engage in free-flowing combat and acrobatic platforming to infiltrate Hydra’s mysterious castle. Once inside, players will battle the infamous Iron Cross, the forces of Hydra, and a host of nefarious enemies lifted from the pages of the comics as they seek uncover the secrets of the evil scientist, Arnim Zola, and his wartime experiments.

Captain America’s shield can be employed in numerous ways: taking out multiple enemies at once, deflecting incoming fire back at enemies, solving puzzles, and scaling walls. Players can fully utilize the impressive athletic abilities of the first Super-Soldier to overcome environmental challenges and discover multiple mission paths by scaling walls, climbing, and performing spectacular leaps and vaults. No matter which game platform they choose, players will be able to leap shield-first into the fray.

Starring actor Chris Evans as Captain America, the game’s original story was penned by noted Marvel scribe Christos Gage, who infused the game with expanded lore from the comic universe and immersive twists designed to enhance gameplay with all-new cinematic action sequences.

Monday, July 18, 2011




July 18, MILWAUKIE, OR—Just in time for San Diego Comic-Con, Bob Burden is back and bringing his wild side to America’s finest city! Back with Dark Horse after ten too many years, He’s even brought his own publishing house, Marble Comics!


The new Mysterymen trade, will collect the first four issues of the classic series that spawned the movie, in a signed and numbered limited edition of 200 just for San Diego. As a special added attraction to this convention preview edition only, there will be a first peek at a new line of superheroes from Bob, The MYSTERIANS. Bob Burden will be doing a number of signings over the weekend, and the book will be on sale at the Dark Horse retail booth #2615 for $19.99!

Oh, and hey, the back cover features the first appearance of FLIP FLAP FLOP, a pre-superhero Kirby-esque monster from JOURNEY INTO ASTONISH out of Bob’s now MARBLE COMICS GROUP line.

Bob Burden will also be giving away exclusive limited edition Mysterymen trading cards at the Dark Horse Booth! Try to collect the whole set!


On a bleak, cold, overcast winter Sunday morning, a hung-over detachment of Mysterymen scour a Brooklyn ship scrap yard for a monster of unknown origin. Auteur Bob Burden’s most riveting new era of stories are drawn by an international host of artists. This issue features the Strangler, Spleen, Hummer, and Masked Marauder.


One of the wildest origin stories ever! While yuppie Lance Fortnight is converting a downtown loft into his new dream home, he discovers seven mysterious discs in a wall. These strange “living” discs will save his life, wreck his life, and change him forever! The story of Lance’s transition from carefree youth to grim avenger is complete in this issue, featuring the Amazing Disc Man.


In his first solo appearance, Screwball, the happy hero, and his pet shoelace go for a walk around town. Screwball writes “wash me” on the backs of dirty cars, eats a dandelion sandwich, buys some pants, and battles some renegade gondoliers with his wits and his bubble gun! A story that’s more fun than dogs driving cars.


Lust! Murder! Insanity! Drugs! Betrayal! Gangs! Torture! Attorneys! Violence! It’s ALL here in All Villain Comics! Read about the lost lives of the wicked and the greedy! Go inside the twisted minds of the demented and the morally bankrupt! See CRIME at its most craven and vicious! Go wild with the Yellow Rider, the Tennessee Thunderbird, and SexFly, as they burn it up across the LA skyline!
NCsoft Announces Details for 2011 Comic-Con Activities
NCsoft, the world’s premier publisher of MMO’s, is excited to announce their attendance and participation at this year’s Comic-Con International (July 20, 2011 – July 24, 2011) in San Diego, CA. Featuring the latest updates to their hugely popular games, City of Heroes and Guild Wars 2, NCsoft invites fans new and old to meet the artists and developers behind the scenes on the show floor at booth #5345.

As the successor to one of the most successful PC RPGS franchises of all time, the upcoming Guild Wars 2 is one of the most highly anticipated titles in its genre. Building off the stunning visuals, massive role playing environments, innovative combat mechanics, dynamic events and personal storytelling innovations that fans are already excited for, the ArenaNet team will be on hand to demonstrate the recently announced Engineer profession and Underwater Combat areas, along with the opportunity to for fans to begin their journey in the icy highlands of the Norn race starting zone.

Fans eager to see how Guild Wars 2 evolves the genre will be able dive into the deep as they experience the full, unique and complex fighting system that lies just beneath the watery surface of Tyria. Or choose to play as the versatile Engineer profession whose mastery of weapons and technology represents not only the evolution of weapons and combat, but of Tyria itself. Whether taking the plunge into underwater combat, or touring the Norn homeland, fans will experience firsthand how the ArenaNet team continues to evolve not only professions like the Engineer, but everything players have come to expect from their PC RPGs.

In addition, with over 2 million players to date, City of Heroes continues to be the world’s most popular super-powered MMO, where players live out their dreams as a their own unique hero, villain, mercenary or vigilante. Now, following the recent announcement of City of Heroes Freedom, Paragon Studios is giving comic book and pop culture fans at the show a chance to get an inside look at how the team is revolutionizing the franchise while also being able to experience the first playable build of the Incarnate Raids.

NCsoft will also host several other activities during the four-day event including, including:

· “City of Heroes Freedom The Future of Super-Powered MMOs” On July 21, from 4:30 to 5:40 p.m. (Room 24 ABC), the City of Heroes’ very own design team, Paragon Studios™, will be presenting a panel on how they will once again redefine the online gaming space in 2011.

· “Rethinking the Online RPG: How Guild Wars 2 Explores New Dimensions in Social Gaming” On July 23, from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (Room 23 ABC) ArenaNet, the award winning design team for Guild Wars 2, will be presenting a panel set to examine how the lore, design, and gameplay of Guild Wars 2 combine to deliver a fresh, social approach to online fantasy RPGs.

· “San Diego Meet & Greet” On July 22, from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m., NCsoft will be hosting their annual community meet & greet at the Hard Rock Hotel where fans can meet fellow players of their favorite NCsoft games while chatting with City of Heroes Freedom and Guild Wars 2 developers and artists. Please note however, admission to the event is limited to NCsoft San Diego Meet & Greet ticket holders only and is granted on a first-come, first-served basis to the capacity of the venue.

Whether checking out the latest from City of Heroes Freedom, or trying your hands at Engineer profession in Guild Wars 2 on PCs provided by Alienware and with peripherals from Razer, the teams would love to chat with you and answer questions you have about their games.
For more information on NCsoft and their planned activities, please visit the website here.

About NCsoft

NCsoft, headquartered in Seoul, Korea, is the world's premier publisher and developer of massively multiplayer online games, including the critically acclaimed Aion®, Lineage®, Guild Wars, City of Heroes® and Exteel® franchises. NCsoft West is a division of NCsoft that holds operating responsibilities for North America, Europe, South America, and Australia/New Zealand. More information can be found at http://us.ncsoft.com






NEW YORK, NY (July 18, 2011) - LA-based rock band Annie Automatic will release a limited edition comic book "Killer In Disguise" at Comic-Con starting Thursday, July 21. The concept for "Killer In Disguise" was created by French & Feldman, and the story and script was written by Sam Scott. The comic book gives fans an inside look to the heart and background behind the band.

Lead singer and Annie Automatic visionary French stated, "'Annie Automatic: Killer In Disguise' is my way of diving into the story of our main character, and connecting with kids on another level. Getting it out there along with this new music too, I'm so excited to have been able to work with such talented friends and put something cool together that might be able to pull the readers and listeners into our world - where there's never a shortage of action and mystery, and the soundtrack's always moving in the background!"

"Killer in Disguise" features a girl name Annie who faces a life full of conflict, running, hiding and revenge. The story illustrates Annie's journey of rebellion from her mother and how she forms her own path. The comic book allows the audience to see another side to Annie Automatic and the story behind their music. Look for members of the Annie Automatic street team in San Diego this weekend to get a free, limited edition copy of "Killer in Disguise" at Comic-Con or purchase a copy online now at www.annieautomatic.com.

Annie Automatic's lead single "Burn this Prison" is now available on iTunes and their first full-length studio album, Don't Look Down, drops August 23, 2011.

ANNIE AUTOMATIC is a colorful lunatic... She listens to her music loud, and takes her shoes off to dance. She's the strange little animal inside all of us. The band strives for artistic honesty, and a level of fun and love that seems to be lacking in today's Alternative Rock'n'Roll. ANNIE AUTOMATIC is about beauty, chaos and freedom. It's about grabbing hold of the moment, and making it count. Let the madness in.

For more information on Annie Automatic, please visit:



Award-winning music talents Nathan Barr, Ramin Djawadi, Robert Duncan, Danny Jacob, James Levine, Edward Rogers, and Christopher Young to speak to fans at the San Diego Hilton Bayfront as part of Comic Con 2011

San Diego, CA (July 15, 2011) – Back by popular demand, the second annual Behind the Music with CW3PR: Composing Horror to Animation and Everything in Between will be held at Comic-Con International: San Diego.

Seven legendary composers in film and television are slated to speak for the program from 6 to 7 pm on Saturday, July 23 in the Indigo Ballroom at the Hilton Bayfront, 1 Park Blvd.

Together, Nathan Barr (HBO’s “True Blood”), Ramin Djawadi (HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” Paramount Pictures' “Iron Man”), Robert Duncan (ABC’s “Castle,” WB’s “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”), Danny Jacob (Disney Channel’s “Phineas and Ferb”), James Levine (FOX’s “Glee,” TNT’s “The Closer”), Edward Rogers (Syfy’s “Warehouse 13”), and Christopher Young (Columbia Pictures' “Spider-Man 3,” New World Pictures’ “Hellraiser”) will discuss their pivotal roles in some of today’s top film and TV projects.

This year’s panel will focus on the different creative processes required for composing music in a wide variety of genres and platforms. Panelists will also discuss expanding music to ancillary projects such as motion comics, video games and more that boost some of Hollywood’s largest growing franchises.

Attendees will receive exclusive giveaways and be the first to view (and hear) some surprise sneak peeks from upcoming projects. A fan-led Q&A will follow.

The panel will be moderated by film and television composer Hélène Muddiman.

About The Panelists

Nathan Barr can currently be heard on one of HBO’s hottest shows TRUE BLOOD. Having written and performed the music for all four seasons of this show, he has come a long way since working as an assistant to world-renowned composer Hans Zimmer. Barr has since composed original music for film and television. Film credits include: IFC Films' THE LEDGE, Lionsgate’s THE LAST EXORCISM, and Stonebrook Entertainment’s OPEN HOUSE.

Ramin Djawadi received a Grammy nomination for Paramount Pictures’ IRON MAN, as well as Emmy nominations for ABC’s FLASHFORWARDfor “Outstanding Music Composition For A Series,” and FOX’s PRISON BREAK for “Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music." Djawadi is currently scoring the original music for HBO’s GAME OF THRONES and A&E’s BREAKOUT KINGS. He recently completed MGM’s RED DAWN, and is also working on Zoom Entertainment and Silver Screen Studios’ THE CAMEL WARS and DreamWorks’ FRIGHT NIGHT. He has collaborated with Hans Zimmer, co-composing and producing the score for Universal Pictures’ THUNDERBIRDS, as well as collaborating on both Columbia Pictures’ SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE and Warner Bros. Pictures’ BATMAN BEGINS.

Robert Duncan is a Canadian composer of film and TV, currently scoring music for ABC’s CASTLE, for which he was nominated for an Emmy. Other credits include: Foundation Feature’s THE ENTITLED; FOX’s THE CHICAGO CODE; FX’s TERRIERS; ABC’s THE GATES; FOX’s LIE TO ME; CBS’ THE UNIT; the WB’s BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER; and FOX’s TRU CALLING.

Danny Jacob is a three-time Emmy-nominated composer and producer of more than 300 original songs for the Disney Channel’s mega-hit animated series, PHINEAS AND FERB. Influenced by his life-long experience as a world-class guitar player, Jacob bridges the worlds of score and song. As a featured guitarist, he has performed on DreamWorks’ SHREK, which won the Oscar for Best Animated Picture; the Emmy-winning BETTE MIDDLER HBO CONCERT DIVA LAS VEGAS; and Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin’s “Heaven Help Us,” which won the Grammy for Best Duet. Other credits include: Disney’s LILO AND STITCH, Disney Channel’s THE EMPEROR’S NEW SCHOOL, and Kids’ WB’s JACKIE CHAN’S ADVENTURES.

James Levine is a film and television composer currently scoring original music for FOX’s hit series, GLEE. He has won two BMI awards, and his credits include: TNT’s THE CLOSER and RIZZOLI & ISLES; FX’s NIP/TUCK; CBS’ NCIS: LOS ANGELES; FX’s DAMAGES; and Paramount Pictures’ THE WEATHER MAN. Levine has also provided additional music for DreamWorks’ MADAGASCAR and Touchstone Pictures’ PEARL HARBOR.

Edward Rogers is an Emmy-nominated composer for film, television and videogames. Prior to scoring original music for the Syfy network’s hit series, WAREHOUSE 13, for which he received an Emmy nomination for “Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music,” Rogers also brought the gritty streets of New York to life with his underscore for ABC’s award-winning series, NYPD BLUE, for six years. He continued his collaboration with producer Steven Bochco on FX’s acclaimed series, OVER THERE.

Christopher Young is one of the foremost talents in film music today. A Golden Globe-nominated composer, he has scored an impressive number of features in virtually every genre, all with strikingly original music. New World Pictures’ spine-tingling HELLRAISER showcases the composer’s seminal upbringing in horror; the new-techno sound of Warner Bros.’ SWORDFISH displays his versatility; the resonant, genuine Celtic sounds of Miramax Films THE SHIPPING NEWS display his attention to detail; and the heart-pounding rhythms of Columbia Pictures’ SPIDER-MAN 3 are all evidence of his willingness to experiment. These scores are among the nearly 100 films that embody the work of this prolific composer.

Hélène Muddiman (Moderator) is a British film and television composer who recently scored ITV2’s THE ONLY WAY IS ESSEX, a British award-winning reality show based in Essex, Southeast England. Muddiman is currently composing original music for Warner Bros.’ HAPPY FEET 2 with composer John Powell who scored for Shrek and Happy Feet. She has provided music for the entertainment industry since she was 18 years old, and has written in a wide variety of musical styles for film, television, radio and multi-media advertisements. Muddiman has also worked on E4’s SKIN for which she was nominated for the World Soundtrack Award.
ELVIS PRESLEY Celebrated by
premiere global comic book artists

Inspiration for art to come from Elvis' music, movies,
personal sense of style and the archives at Graceland
creating a historic visual experience for fans of both Elvis and comic book art.

MEMPHIS, TN - July 18, 2011 - Liquid Comics announced today that they have licensed the name, image and likeness of Elvis Presley from Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. to produce a unique illustrated anthology of original artwork inspired by the King of Rock 'n' Roll. The book, entitled "Graphic Elvis," will combine rare quotes, photos, memorabilia and even notes written by Elvis himself with original pieces of artwork by leading international graphic novel artists.

With a release date timed to commemorate the 2012 35th anniversary of his death, "Graphic Elvis" will be an illustrated homage to Elvis' lifelong appreciation of comic books. This was one of the sources of inspiration for his unique sense of personal style and his fashion choices both on and off the stage.

Elvis shared the impact of comic books on his life in his famous acceptance speech for the 1971 Top Ten Outstanding Men of America award. "When I was a child ladies and gentlemen, I was a dreamer. I read comic books and I was the hero of the comic book...so every dream that I've dreamed has come true a hundred times," he said.

In the same way comic books inspired Elvis, this book will enable today's premiere comic book artists to find inspiration from Elvis' treasured archives at Graceland, creating a unique visual experience for his millions of fans. Acclaimed graphic novel artists, Paul Pope, Greg Horn, Jeevan Kang and Mukesh Singh will join dozens of artists being recruited from around the world to portray the King of Rock 'n' Roll in unprecedented visual styles. Beyond the original illustrations, the book will also feature numerous hand-written notes and musings, rarely seen by the public and written in the margins of various books owned by Elvis.

"Elvis Presley transcended every entertainment medium he touched, from music to movies to concerts, and now to graphic novels," stated Liquid Comics Co-Founder & CEO, Sharad Devarajan. "We are honored to be working with EPE, Inc. on this iconic celebration of Elvis' legacy. Through his personal reflections and archives we hope to allow Elvis' creativity to be channeled through the inspiring visuals from some of the most acclaimed creators in graphic fiction."

"We are very excited to work with Liquid Comics on such a unique book that we are certain Elvis' fans are going to love," added Carol Butler, Vice President of Worldwide Licensing for EPE. "The images we've seen so far do an amazing job of representing the spirit, the energy and the passion of Elvis that continues to create new fans around the world today. We can't wait to see what fantastic imagery will be created by the time the book is completed."

The illustrated, oversized coffee-table book will be released in stores early April of 2012, with a more immersive digital iPad edition also planned for release later that year. The book will be edited by Devarajan and Liquid Comics Co-Founder, Gotham Chopra.

However, a premium hardcover, collectors edition, priced at $195 and limited to only 2,500 copies worldwide, is currently available for pre-order to be shipped early for this years holiday season in December 2011. More details are available at http://www.elvis.com/GraphicElvis and at http://GraphicElvis.com/





Info Available At www.SouthParkStudios.com


Located At 450 2nd Avenue (at 1st Avenue & J Street) In San Diego


"South Park" Fan Experience Part Of COMEDY CENTRAL's Ongoing "Year Of The Fan"

Celebration Of The Emmy® And Peabody® Award-Winning Series


Fans Will Have A Chance To Win A Pair Of Tickets To The

Tony® Award-Winning Musical "The Book of Mormon" Every Day Of The Experience


NEW YORK, July 18, 2011 -- Fans will be transported into the world of "South Park" as they walk into the 15,000 square foot Ultimate Fan Experience located at 450 2nd Avenue (at 1st Avenue & J Street), just outside of the San Diego Convention Center. The "South Park" Year of the Fan Experience, a free and open to the public event, commemorates the series' 15th season. The festivities kick off with a "South Park" themed parade starting at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 21 at 5th Avenue and K Street with the venue officially opening at 1:00 p.m. and run through Saturday, July 23. Fans can participate in a costume contest which will take place during the afternoon of Saturday, July 23. The best character costumes will win a Kid Robot "Mysterion" figurine signed by Matt Stone and Trey Parker.
Music Saves Lives Animated PSA series and Comic Book featuring

Supa Pirate Booty Hunt at San Diego Comic-Con July 20th through 24th

Come By Booth 5532 for your own FREE signed copy of Supa Pirate Booty Hunt #1 and WORZ Shots! Surprise Guests! Amazing Contest!

LOCATION: San Diego Convention Center, Booth 5532, 111 W. HARBOR DR., San Diego,
California TO FIND US: Our booth at the SDCC is number 5532-listed under eigoManga. We are on
the red carpet area called 'indie publishers pavilion.' It's against the wall between lobby B2 and C across from DC Comics.

Supa Pirate Booty Hunt is the animated series produced by Hollywood animation studio Smorgasbord Productions and Level 27 Media. Working in association with Music Saves Lives and sponsor, Monster Energy Drink, the show creators will be at the San Diego Comic-Con from July 20th the 24th 2011 at the San Diego Convention Center. Supa Pirate Booty Hunt and Music Saves Lives will be celebrating the first ever, unique, fully-animated, life-saving Public Service Announcement (PSA). The series of animated PSA's will feature music celebrities including Nat and Sean from the band 3OH!3, Dave Mustaine from Megadeth and Chuck Billy from Testament will air on networks including Adult Swim and Comedy Central along with online viral campaigns. Theanimation will be released along with a limited edition comic book available only to donors.
Come by the booth for Contests, Exclusive Merch, Signings & Free Giveaways!


Thursday, July 21st through Sunday, July 24th at 2pm, 200 copies of the exclusive Supa Pirate Booty Hunt comic book will be given away and signed creators Dahveed Kolodny-Nagy and Steve Sievers
along with Monster Energy Shots. Normally this comic book produced by Music Saves Lives cannot be purchased in any comic shop but can only be obtained by donating blood. But at Comic-Con it won't cost you anything! For Preview Night on Wednesday, July 20th, 100 comics and shots will be given out as well. First come, first served.


Have you ever wanted to see yourself animated as a cartoon character? Well now's your chance! TWO LUCKY WINNERS will be animated in an upcoming episode of Supa Pirate Booty Hunt rocking out with Captain Zack Stevers, Daniel the Turtle and a Music Celebrity! The episode will stream online and air nationwide on multiple TV networks as part of the Music Saves Lives public service announcement series. The campaign has already informed millions of young people about how they can save lives by donating blood or registering for the marrow program. So how do you take part? Easy! During the San Diego Comic-Con Visit Booth 5532, sign up on the mailing list and have your picture taken rocking out!
Want to get a jump on being a cartoon star? Supa Pirate Booty Hunt artist and co-creator Dahveed will be sketching Comic-Con attendees throughout the show! To reserve your sketch goto http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1921478193. For just $10 you'll get an original sketch of yourself as a cartoon character and you might see yourself in an episode of Supa Pirate Booty Hunt!!!


These zinc pendants are approximately 1 inch

tall and come on a ball chain. Only 30 of them

for sale. $30 each. Only at booth #5532, indie

publishers pavilion against the wall between

Halls B2 and C.

As a special bonus, each necklace comes with
a Daniel Button and autograph by the voice
of Daniel the Turtle, Steve Sievers from Supa
Pirate Booty Hunt the animated series.


Music Saves Lives, a Southern California based non-profit that focuses on youth blood donation and marrow registration has teamed up with some new cartoon characters to get the word out about saving lives. Dahveed! from Smorgasbord Productions and Steve Sievers from Level 27 Media are the creators of Supa Pirate Booty Hunt the hit online animated series. The animated spots will feature the adventures of Captain Zack Stevers and Daniel the turtle as the two rock out on stage with some top musical bands and artists including Nat and Sean from the band 3OH!3, Dave Mustaine from Megadeth and Chuck Billy from Testament. MSL has a precise goal of targeting its message to millions of young people, educating them through "Adult Swim" style edgy and hilarious animation that many of them are already watching.

Each PSA sends a message that donating blood or registering for the marrow program is done not only by mainstream America, but by young people that find music and adult animation entertaining.

The summer of 2011 is the sixth summer Music Saves Lives has been supported by the Vans
Warped Tour to educate and encourage blood donation and the first year that they are working
in the metal-rock scene with Rockstar Drink Energy Mayhem Festival. This program has
generated over 200,000 blood donations in the summer and over 1 million in the past 6 years.
It has been awarded for being the largest youth blood donation program in US history. The
Music Saves Lives motto, "Saving Lives Has Never Sounded So Good™", echoes its life saving
Tim Seeley and Diego Bernard Are Witchblade's New Creative Team

Berkeley, CA – 18 July 2011 – Sara Pezzini has been through a lot in the past six years. She's had a child, maintained her police career while juggling her duties as Witchblade, lost and gained back the mystical gauntlet, hunted down those who kidnapped her daughter, and even discovered the inner-workings of the universe. Her life has been eventful. However, nothing has prepared her for what's coming next!

Hot off the Top Cow universe-altering events of ARTIFACTS #13 and WITCHBLADE #150, WITCHBLADE #151 begins a new chapter in the story of Pezzini. The passionate new creative team will provide an ideal jumping on point for new readers.

These changes all start with Tim Seeley (HACK/SLASH) and Diego Bernard (The Man With No Name). Seeley and Bernard mark the first completely new creative team in over six years following the landmark run by Ron Marz and his co-collaborator Stjepan Sejic. Seeley will be using the Marz-era as a springboard from which to tell stories of Sara's new life and build on the rich Top Cow history and continuity while bringing a new voice and putting her through new challenges.

"Over the years, I've developed a rep as a guy who likes to write women who kick ass, and look great doing it," said Seeley. "I'm over-the-moon at getting the opportunity to follow up one of the most beloved creative teams in comic history, on one of the most enduring heroines ever!"

To celebrate this new chapter, Top Cow is lowering the regular cover price of Witchblade to $2.99 and offering two covers by John Tyler Christopher (ARTIFACTS) and Dennis Calero (X-Men: Noir), as well as a special retailer incentive cover by the legendary J. Scott Campbell.

WITCHBLADE #151 (AUG110425), a 32-page full color comic book, is available for order in the August issue of Previews.

Top Cow Productions, Inc. (www.topcow.com), a Los Angeles-based entertainment company, was founded in December of 1992 by artist Marc Silvestri, who also co-founded Image Comics earlier that same year. Top Cow currently publishes its line of comic books in 21 languages in over 55 different countries. The company has launched 20 franchises (18 original and two licensed) in the industry’s Top 10, seven at #1, a feat accomplished by no other publisher in the last two decades. Its flagship franchise, WITCHBLADE, was TNT’s #1 original film of 2000 and the subsequent TV series was released on DVD on July 29, 2008. WITCHBLADE is also the first American property to be fully adapted in Japan as an original anime and manga by Studio GONZO in 2006. Top Cow’s other flagship property, THE DARKNESS, was developed into a major next-generation video game release by Starbreeze and 2K Games and achieved platinum sales status. A second game is slated for release from 2K Games in the Fall of 2011. WANTED, an Eisner-nominated miniseries published by Top Cow from 2003-2005, is now a major motion picture from Universal Pictures starring Angelina Jolie, James McAvoy and Morgan Freeman. Virtually all of Top Cow’s other properties are in development as feature films, live-action television, animation or video games. Top Cow has also successfully licensed and merchandised its franchises into toys, statues, clothing, lithographs, puppets, posters, magnets, shot glasses, lighters, lunch pails, wall scrolls, mouse pads, die-cast cars, calendars, Christmas ornaments, Halloween masks, trading cards, standees, video games and roleplaying games.

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.


Heavy Metal, the premiere magazine for fantasy and science fiction, is proud to announce a special edition that will feature the artists of Imaginary Friends Studios. Set for mass release in September 2011, Heavy Metal will also be presenting a limited edition version at San Diego Comic-Con 2011 with a wraparound cover from IFS co-founder Stanley “Artgerm” Lau.

Based in Singapore and Jakarta with a stable of 30 full-time digital artists, Imaginary Friends Studios has worked on such familiar titles as Dragonlance Chronicles, Powergirl, Batman, Spiderman, Justice League, Superman, Exalted, Witchblade, Contra 4, Front Mission, Everquest, DOTA, World of Warcraft, Warhammer, Street Fighter 3 & 4, Planetside 2, Sleepy Hollow, Star Wars Galaxies, Sideshow Collectibles, Magic the Gathering, as well as promotional and licensing material for major motion pictures including Spiderman 3, The Dark Knight and Green Lantern.

Prior to Heavy Metal, Imaginary Friends Studios has had features in publications 2D Artist, ImagineFX, Advanced Photoshop, Fantasy Art China and international art annuals such as Spectrum and Expose. The studio was even featured separately in FHM South Africa and FHM Singapore, in addition to appearances on television shows, radio segments and news programs.

“This has to be the most exciting project of the year for my beloved Imaginary Friends Studios.” States Imaginary Friends Studios co-founder, Stanley “Artgerm” Lau. “We are proud to announce our collaboration with world renowned magazine Heavy Metal, for a special issue which was completely done by our studios from Singapore & Indonesia. Heavy Metal has always been the premium platform to showcase creative and artistic talent in the industry and we are thankful that Kevin has entrusted us with this precious opportunity.”

Heavy Metal publisher, Kevin Eastman adds, " I am a huge fan of the Imaginary Friends Studio and suggested a featured Gallery on them to guest editor Dave Elliott--what I got was the chance to showcase their legendary talent in an ENTIRE issue of Heavy Metal Magazine! Talk about winning the lottery!"


Since first publication in the U.S. in 1977, Heavy Metal stands today as the world's foremost adult illustrated fantasy magazine, having two animated feature films. Heavy Metal's resume of luminary creators include William S. Burroughs, Stephen King, Harlan Ellison, Robert Silverberg, John Shirley, H.R. Giger, Luis Royo, Walter Simonson, Jim Steranko, Moebuis, Caza, Esteban Maroto, Arthur Suydam, Dan Steffan, Enki Bilal, Bernie Wrightson and many more. Heavy Metal magazine is published and edited by acclaimed writer and artist Kevin Eastman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles). For more information, please visit www.heavymetal.com.


Imaginary Friends Studios is founded by Stanley “Artgerm” Lau, one of the top artists on Deviantart.com with close to 6 million page views; Kendrick “Kunkka” Lim, a game designer who worked previously at a Tokyo-based game studio; and Kai “Ukitakumuki” Lim, who at 19 had already art directed two major game mods for Half-Life 2 including Hull Breach and Nuclear Dawn.

Imaginary is much more than a concept art, comics and illustration studio. With its “By-artists-for-artists” mantra and its small but ever-increasing cult-like online fan following, Imaginary truly represents a next-gen creative approach to the creative business by hot-housing its established and fresh new talents, delivering creative services and content to a global audience. For more information, please visit www.imaginaryfs.com.
IDW Announces Chris Roberson and Rich Ellis’s Memorial

An all-new comic series coming in February

[Memorial Cover]San Diego, CA (July 18, 2011)—As San Diego Comic-Con draws near, IDW Publishing is pleased to announce MEMORIAL, an original comic series beginning in February, written by New York Times best-selling author and creator of iZombie and Cinderella: Fables are Forever, Chris Roberson. Joining Roberson to produce this first fantastical mini-series is the enormously talented artist Rich Ellis.

“Memorial,” Roberson says, “is a kind of cross between Doctor Who and Sandman by way of Miyazaki. A comic about memory and magic, mythology and mystery.”

MEMORIAL is the story of Em, a young woman who arrives at a hospital in Portland, Oregon with no memory of her past. A year later, she has managed to rebuild her life, finding a job and friends, when her existence is thrown into turmoil after she inherits a magical shop, the kind that appears in an alley one instant and disappears the next. Em finds herself drawn into a supernatural conflict between immortal beings representing the fundamental aspects of the universe itself. All of existence is at stake, and the only things standing in the way of total oblivion are Em, the magical shop, and a talking cat.
[Memorial Interior Image]
Comic veteran Roberson has received two Eisner Award nominations this year for Best Limited Series (Cinderella: From Fabeltown with Love) and Best New Series (iZombie.) Roberson will be attending San Diego Comic-Con, and is featured in the IDW Panel taking place on Thursday from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM in Room 9. Stay tuned, as an exciting announcement will be revealed during the panel. He will also be signing at the IDW booth #2643 on Friday between 1 – 2 PM.

MEMORIAL #1 ($3.99, 32 pages, full color) will be available in stores in February 2011.

Visit IDWPublishing.com to learn more about the company and its top-selling books.

About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; HBO’s True Blood; the BBC’s DOCTOR WHO; Toho’s Godzilla; Sony’s Ghostbusters; and comics and trade collections based on novels by worldwide bestselling author, James Patterson. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints; Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio; and is the print publisher for EA Comics.

IDW’s original horror series, 30 Days of Night, was launched as a major motion picture in October 2007 by Sony Pictures and was the #1 film in its first week of release. More information about the company can be found at IDWPublishing.com.

Thursday, July 21st at 1:15PM

LOS ANGELES, CA, JULY 18, 2011 – Fresh off his recent Emmy® nomination for the HBO production of his Broadway show, Pee-wee Herman will take the stage in Hall H at this week’s San Diego Comic-Con® 2011. The sure-to-be-spectacular solo panel will be in Hall H on Thursday, July 21 at 1:15pm. The three-time Emmy® nominated HBO special, THE PEE-WEE HERMAN SHOW ON BROADWAY, comes to DVD in October from Image Entertainment.

Said Pee-wee Herman of his upcoming Comic-Con® visit: "Initially I was coming to San Diego with the cast of Twilight, but we've since decided it's better for them to have two separate panels. I am SOOOO excited I can hardly breathe!"

THE PEE-WEE HERMAN SHOW ON BROADWAY reunites Paul Reubens and Marty Callner, who directed both this new television production and the 1981 HBO special “The Pee-wee Herman Show.”

The character of Pee-wee Herman is experiencing a remarkable renaissance, with enormous followings on Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare. Opening to critical acclaim at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on Nov. 11, 2010, “The Pee-wee Herman Show” is 90 minutes of subversive humor and childlike wonder based on both Reubens’ original stage show, “The Pee-wee Herman Show,” and the Emmy®-winning Saturday morning TV show, “Pee-wee’s Playhouse,” which became a cultural phenomenon. "Pee-wee's Playhouse" which celebrates its 25th Anniversary in September 2011, garnered 22 Emmy® awards during its original run, and was recently ranked among the "Ten Best Kids Shows With Grown Up Appeal" by NBC's Today Show. Renowned writer-director-producer Judd Apatow recently announced that he and Reubens are developing a new feature film based on the character.

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EW.com Partners with NowLive to Provide Three Full Days of Live Streaming Video

Digital Brand Extensions also Include Trend Tracking Infomous-Powered “Tag Cloud” and
Direct On-The-Scene Reporting with Fans via CNN iReport

EW’s Comic-Con Presence also includes Two All-Star Panels and our 5th annual Exclusive Closing Night Party Sponsored by Batman: Arkham City

NEW YORK (July 18, 2011) – Entertainment Weekly is invading Comic-Con for the fifth consecutive year with a comprehensive and multi-platform program that truly commemorates this annual fan fest. Through digital partnerships, onsite events and our award-winning editorial coverage, we’ll bring you the latest reporting, celebrate the fans and bring a piece of the action to the masses like never before. Our powerful line-up includes: two highly anticipated panels, three consecutive issues of Entertainment Weekly with comic-con coverage, a comprehensive and dynamic experience on EW.com and an exclusive A-list party sponsored by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s Batman: Arkham City videogame, which will host some of the biggest names in television and film.

“Comic-Con has always been a celebration of the fans, and so is EW,” said Jess Cagle, Entertainment Weekly managing editor. “That’s what makes it special, and that’s why we’re always there in a big way. This year EW.com managing editor Bill Gannon is building a very robust digital presence so we can bring all the stars and excitement at the convention to fans all over the world, as it’s happening, on our site. Comic-Con really has earned the title “The Super Bowl of Pop Culture” and we’re proud to bring consumers the best reporting and greatest access to it through our panels, our site, and our pages.”

The first of EW.com’s three digital initiatives this year is a partnership with NowLive, a full-service production and high-quality streaming company dedicated to live entertainment events that will incorporate three full days of streaming video from EW’s own photo and digital studio where famed photographer Michael Muller will take photos of the iconic talent attending the convention. We will also stream from the red carpet of our annual closing night star-studded event. Whether it’s the cast from HBO’s fan-favorite True Blood or the highly anticipated stars of Cowboys & Aliens, our partnership with NowLive will help provide a window into the glamorous celebrity scene at Comic-Con like only EW.com can. Fans can watch their favorite actors, casts, and comic-book heroes streamed live on Thursday, Friday and Saturday up close as they speak with EW’s editorial staff and hang out at EW’s exclusive rooftop spot at the Hard Rock Hotel. EW.com will also allow fans to submit their own questions to their favorite stars to be answered in real-time online.

“Our partnership with Entertainment Weekly is the perfect marriage of new technology and unparalleled entertainment reporting,” says Sara Bordo, Founder and President of NowLive. “We didn't set out to be another consumer solution for sharing webcam video – there are plenty of platforms already doing that really well. We saw a need for a live, professional, broadcast-quality solution with a relevant audience interaction platform. Comic-Con is the perfect stage to blend our technology with Entertainment Weekly’s longstanding reputation as a leading news and pop culture authority.”

Entertainment Weekly has always ignited the pop culture conversation, and in our efforts to take that to the next level, we have partnered for the first time with the Infomous-powered “Interactive Tag Cloud.” This trend-tracking device allows fans online access to the latest breaking news and videos from the convention floor in real time. The “Infomous Cloud” displays the most commonly used words (“tags”) from all of EW’s Comic-Con coverage as well as Twitter updates containing #SDCC -- bringing in a user-generated feel and a more accurate buzz meter from the ground of the Convention Center.

Comic-con has always been about the fans and to be sure we are providing a forum for their voice to be heard, EW.com has also partnered with CNN iReport, CNN’s global participatory news community, to get immediate and direct updates from iReporters and fans taking in the scene on the convention floor. This initiative will truly bring to light all of the costumes, excitement and genuine fan camaraderie that occur on the floor each day of the convention.

Entertainment Weekly’s Comic-Con panels will surely be the talk of the convention as they bring together some of the best and brightest creators in television and movies to discuss the work that is being done in their respective fields. The first of these panels will be Entertainment Weekly Presents … The Visionaries: A discussion with Jon Favreau (Cowboys & Aliens) and Guillermo del Toro (Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark) on the Future of Pop Culture. EW’s Jeff “Doc” Jensen will moderate an in-depth conversation with these two filmmakers at the forefront of bringing geek culture to the masses and making blockbuster art out of pulp fiction. They will discuss their inspirations, their current work, and how they strive to put a personal stamp on blockbuster entertainment. This panel will take place at 6:00pm on Thursday, July 21.

Next up, EW’s Lost gurus Jeff “Doc” Jensen and Dan “Dan” Snierson will moderate Totally LOST: One Year Later. The duo will wax nostalgic about the past, perhaps with a surprise guest or two, and discuss how they are “moving on” in the wake of Lost’s departure from the air a year ago. The duo will look to the future by previewing promising TV obsessions. This panel will take place at 3:30pm on Friday, July 22. Video highlights—as well as both of these entire panels—will be available on EW.com.

In addition, Entertainment Weekly is publishing its fourth annual Comic-Con preview package jam-packed with sneak peeks at some of the most highly anticipated TV shows and movies including The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Terra Nova, Immortals, Underworld 4: New Dawn, The Raven, Snow White and the Huntsman and EW’s exciting July 22nd cover story featuring Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man. Ten thousand copies of the fan favorite issue will be distributed at the Convention Center.

No Comic-Con experience would be complete without EW’s legendary closing night party on Saturday evening. This year, Entertainment Weekly will be joined by Hollywood’s biggest film and television talent and industry luminaries to celebrate all things pop culture at a poolside fete at the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego. The exclusive event will be sponsored by Batman: Arkham City, the highly anticipated videogame based on DC Entertainment’s core Batman license, published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and developed by Rocksteady Studios. Toshiba will also have a presence at this invitation-only star-studded event.


July 18th, 2011 – Los Angeles, CA – They read too many comics, watch too much sci-fi, and stammer when they talk to the ladies but only one group of friends can save Comic-Con International from the clutches of the undead as award-winning graphic novel publisher BOOM! Studios brings you the hilariously epic FANBOYS VS. ZOMBIES, originally conceived by Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning producer Ben Silverman (The Office, Ugly Betty), CEO and founder of multimedia studio Electus, and Jimmy Fox, Head of Creative Development for Electus.

“BOOM!'s planning some major mayhem and lots of laughs with FVZ.” says BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “FANBOYS VS. ZOMBIES aims to put all those survival theories to the test and give readers some ideas for their own zombie apocalypse contingency plan. Be sure to read this book with someone you want to survive the zombie invasion with!”

They've been called geeks, nerds, and social outcasts, but when a group of fanboys take their annual trip to Comic-Con International they'll find one of their greatest nightmares turned reality as San Diego becomes zombie ground zero. Armed only with the undead know-how they've gained from comic books, video games and horror movies, it’s up to one group of friends to navigate the Comic-Con feeding frenzy, and make it out alive! But will the zombie hordes be deadlier than they ever imagined? Can they save their friends along the way, and still make it out with some Comic-Con exclusives? Find out when the dead rise at Comic-Con International in the chilling and side-splitting epic, FANBOYS VS. ZOMBIES!

“Trust me when I say you'll never look at Comic-Con or zombie stories the same way again once you feast your eyes on this gory and hilarious masterpiece,” said BOOM! Studios Marketing and Sales Director Chip Mosher. “BOOM!’s first book, back in the day, was ZOMBIE TALES – the company has been built on horror and humor comics. No one does zombies like BOOM! Studios!”

“BOOM! Studios is the ideal partner for this initiative as no one understands what serves this audience better than they do,” said Jimmy Fox, Head of Creative Development for Electus. “We wanted to create this for the real fans. The comic book junkies, the sci-fi nuts, the horror enthusiasts, the hardcore gamers – every one of them will be represented in our cast of characters. This is for any fan who has ever wondered what would happen if they had to play the role of the hero.”

About BOOM! Studios
Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (www.boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of bestselling comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent, including Mark Waid’s IRREDEEMABLE series, Stan Lee’s SOLDIER ZERO, THE TRAVELER, and STARBORN (the first new series in print from the industry icon in 20 years), new HELLRAISER comics written by Clive Barker as well as 20th Century Fox’s PLANET OF THE APES, 28 DAYS LATER, and DIE HARD, Philip K. Dick’s DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?, and The Henson Company’s FARSCAPE. BOOM!’s recently rebranded all-ages imprint, KABOOM! will see publication of PEANUTS, SPACE WARPED, Roger Langridge’s SNARKED!, Scholastic’s WORDGIRL as well as continuing to publish fan-favorite Disney Afternoon series DARKWING DUCK, CHIP ‘N’ DALE RESCUE RANGERS, DUCKTALES along with Disney standards MICKEY MOUSE, DONALD DUCK, UNCLE SCROOGE, and WALT DISNEY’S COMICS AND STORIES.

The Eagles Initiative was launched in May 2010 as an independent offshoot of the Eagle Awards to find and promote new creators in a worldwide talent search. With many industry professionals graciously agreeing to donate their time to judge a shortlist of twelve entries to form three prize winners, and with Stan Lee as its patron, it was a bold experiment.

"Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, I have had to reluctantly cancel this years Eagles Initiative competition due to low turnout," announced organiser Barry Renshaw. "Though many entries were of a very high standard, there were not enough submissions to make the competition viable. It's a decision that is bitterly disappointing to me and everyone involved, especially after the amount of time and effort put into it, but considering the poor response it was the only option."

Renshaw has stated that "all registration fees are being refunded and as per the guidelines, all submissions remain creator owned and of course will not be published by the Initiative." Entrants have already been informed.

While admitting to be "personally gutted" by the cancellation, Renshaw added "we will be looking at developing smaller more localised projects in the future. We still believe a proactive and progressive approach to finding and developing new talent is important and the Eagles Initiative will pursue that mandate in the future. In the meantime I want to take this opportunity to personally thank all the industry professionals for offering their time for free to be a competition judge, and for lending their support to what I still believe to be a unique opportunity for undiscovered talent."

Tired of spending night after night locked in a secluded tower?

Still waiting for your Prince Charming to come?

Are you ready for your own adventure? Dragons? Danger?

If so, you're in for a treat.

This October, ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT is proud to present PRINCELESS. PRINCELESS tells the story of Adrienne, one princess who's tired of waiting
to be rescued. Join Adrienne and her guardian dragon, Sparky, in an action adventure designed specifically for those who are tired of waiting to be rescued… and who are ready to save themselves.

Written by Jeremy "The Order of Dagonet" Whitley with stunning art by M. Goodwin, and featuring a back up story by Jeremy and D.E. Belton, PRINCELESS is a swashbuckling mini-series that will appeal to children of all ages!

PRINCELESS: Who needs Prince Charming? Save yourself!

PRINCELESS is a comic book mini-series available for pre-order in August (Order Code AUG110748) with an October release.

Additional information and release schedule can be found at www.actionlabcomics.com

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Shel dorf Awards now open for nominations!
Includes the Jerry Bails Comic Book Fandom Award

Fans and creators will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite talents as the nomination ballots of the first Shel Dorf Awards are now open. The ballot consists of 16 categories that receive nominations until July 31 and then five finalists in each category will be voted upon. The winners will be announced at Detroit Fanfare, September 24-25, at the Cobo Hall Convention Center in Detroit.

Founded in 2010, along with the inaugural Detroit Fanfare, the Shel Dorf Awards are dedicated to recognizing the comic industry’s brightest talents. Like Shel, the awards are most concerned with the fan perspective, giving the fans their right and say in the nomination and voting process. Shel Dorf helped to launch what is arguably the first true comic convention in the country with Detroit Triple Fan Fair in 1965 before he moved to San Diego in 1970 to help initiate what is now Comic Con.

Although this is the first open nomination with fans voting, the Shel Dorf Awards were presented last year in a special ceremony to honor Shel and the start of the awards. Stan Lee was on hand to accept The Legacy of Comics Award. A special award was given to three individuals that helped to continue the convention that Shel started and the recipients of the Shel Dorf Torch Bearer’s Award were Marvin Giles, Carl Lundgren, and Greg Theakston.

In addition to the creative categories honored, the Shel Dorf Awards are emphasizing the role of fandom as there is an award for Best Blogger. There is a special award named the Jerry Bails Comic Book Fandom Award which is for excellence in the pursuit of the essence of comic fandom. Jerry Bails has been labeled the “father of comic book fandom” and his wife, Jean, accepted an award to begin the presentations this year. The Legacy of Comics Award is determined by the board of directors of Detroit Fanfare and will also be announced at the ceremony.

The Official Shel Dorf Award Ceremony will be held at Adiamo’s restaurant in the Marriott, the official convention Hotel, and will consist of a three course entre dinner, open bar, and presentations of the Awards. The presenters for the awards include some of the guests of the convention and already confirmed to hand out the awards are: Kevin Eastman, Raven Gregory, Ron Marz, Phil Hester, Tommy Lee Edwards, Tyler Kirkham, Ebas, and more to be announced.

More information will be forthcoming about how to get tickets for the event but any nominated finalist will of course, a guest of Detroit Fanfare.

Nomination ballot can be found online at http://www.sheldorfawards.com/submissions

About Shel Dorf
Shel is legendary within comic fandom as one of organizers of the seminal Detroit comic conventions in the early 1960's and later, in 1970, as the founder of the San Diego Comic Con. He was very active in fandom and in writing on the subject of comics.

About Jerry Bails
Dr. Jerry Bails, was a pioneer in comic book fandom. He published Alter Ego #1 in 1961, and was instrumental in connecting fans together as well as aiding aspiring talents and is referred to as the “founding father of comic book fandom.”