Friday, September 05, 2014


Aaron and Latour’s storytelling walks tall in October graphic novel

Earl Tubbs left Craw County, Alabama years ago, and with it bad memories and a whole world he didn’t want to come back to. His father was a former sheriff and is still a legendary figure in Craw. In SOUTHERN BASTARDS, a new Image Comics graphic novel by Jason Aaron and Jason Latour, Earl returns to reckon with his past and — even though he never wanted it — perhaps shape Craw County’s future. The first volume, HERE WAS A MAN, will be in stores in October
After a run-in with the violent Coach Boss, who runs the county and has the sheriff’s department in his grip, Earl faces a choice: Will he try to be the reluctant savior of Craw County, following in his father’s footsteps, or will he leave again and never look back? If he’s going to take on the rot at the heart of this small town, Earl is going to need to carry a big stick.
Creators Latour and Aaron have infused SOUTHERN BASTARDS with a sometimes uncomfortable authenticity that can only come from creators with deep ties to the South.
Latour, who has ties to rural North Carolina, spoke about his approach to the stylized characters and evocative colors SOUTHERN BASTARDS’ art in an L.A. Times Hero Complex interview. “Even though this is a very real-world story, it’s the type of thing I think would be hindered by strict realism, largely because for me the book is as much about how the story and ‘The South’ feel as anything,” said Latour. “So generally I concentrate my focus on tone and emotion, being more graphic and representative of the feelings or thoughts I want the colors to imply.”
Aaron, who is originally from Alabama, described how his background influences his writing in an  interview with USA Today. “I'm able to write about the things I love and the things I hate about the South,” he said. “On the one hand, we want it to be a very smart look at the South but also a book about big dumb rednecks. We're trying to do both of those at the same time so it's dark and it's funny and it's real and even a little bit of the supernatural involved at times.”
SOUTHERN BASTARDS VOLUME ONE: HERE WAS A MAN will be in comic book stores on October 1 and in bookstores on October 14. It is available for pre-order now and is specially priced at $9.99.
  • ISBN 978-1-63215-033-2
  • Diamond Comic order code JUL140517
  • 112 pages, paperback
  • $9.99
  • Rated Mature
  • Collects SOUTHERN BASTARDS #1-4
  • In comic book stores October 1, bookstores October 14
“Latour is doing the work of his career here. His art is solemn and meditative – that is, until the blood gets rolling. Then it’s perfectly composed kinetic brutality. Aaron is at his best when he’s writing about men returning to the places that made them. This series is perhaps his greatest meditation on that premise.” –Tres Dean, IGN
“It seems that those of y’all who didn’t grow up in the American South might not understand why Southern Bastards is so revolutionary. Sure, anyone can tell it that it is a great story with compelling characters, or that LaTour’s art is brilliant; but this book does something all-together new. The Jasons Aaron and Latour have dispensed with all the mind-your-manners, pomp-and-circumstance, nice-nasty bullshit that we Southerners have always hidden our astronomical numbers of skeletons in the closet beneath.” –Sam LeBas, Multiversity Comics
Southern Bastards isn't a history lesson. There's no hot air hemming and hawing about its lofty sense of self. It's a book about action — actions taken and not — and the power of letting that action speak for itself. Inner turmoil, it turns out, is something that a place can experience just as well as a man.” –Brendan McGuirk, Newsarama
Southern Bastards is a modern tale with the visceral elegance of sandpaper and an open-hearted honesty that makes it impossible not to absolutely love. The humor and the grim reality of this issue is enthralling to try and comprehend and disappointing to fully accept.” –Roderick Ruth, Comicosity


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, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit
Marvel Comics & Wizard World Reveal 'Captain America #25' Exclusive Variant Cover By Julian Totino Tedesco For Austin Comic Con
VIP Attendees Receive Free Copy At Austin Convention Center, October 2-4; Continues Year-long Series In Which Marvel Offers Exclusive Books At All 16 Wizard World Shows
NEW YORK, September 5, 2014 – Marvel Comics and Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) today revealed the latest edition of the 2014 series of exclusive variant covers of the best Marvel titles with the unveiling of Captain America #25, drawn by Argentine artist Julian Totino Tedesco. VIP attendees at the Wizard World Austin Comic Con, October 2-4 at the Austin Convention Center, will receive a free copy of the limited-edition book at registration.
Totino Tedesco is scheduled to be on site at the event to sign copies of Captain America #25 (autograph fees may apply). Leading professional comic grader CGC will also be on hand to accept books for grading and Signature Series.
The exclusive version of Captain America #25 will be limited to 3,000 copies and provided free at registration to all Wizard World Austin Comic Con VIP attendees, including any celebrity VIP packages.
Totino Tedesco's work follows the first 12 entries in the Wizard World variant cover series: Miracleman #1 and Miracleman #2, both drawn by Eisner Award Hall of Famer Neal Adams for Portland Comic Con (Jan. 24-26) and New Orleans Comic Con (Feb. 7-9), respectively; Wolverine #1, illustrated by noted cover artist Greg Horn, for Sacramento Comic Con (March 7-9); Daredevil #1 by Michael Golden for Louisville Comic Con (March 28-30); Wolverine & The X-Men #1 by David Mack for St. Louis Comic Con (April 4-6); Hulk #1 by Mike Grell for Minneapolis Comic Con (May 2-4); John Tyler Christopher's Amazing Spider-Man #1 for Atlanta Comic Con (May 30 – June 1); Amazing Spider-Man #1.2 by J.G. Jones for Philadelphia Comic Con (June 19-22); 100th Anniversary X-Men Special #1 by Jorge Molina for San Antonio Comic Con (Aug. 1-3) and Guardians of the Galaxy #17 by Alvaro Martinez for Chicago Comic Con (Aug. 21-24). Christopher has completed a variant of Death of Wolverine #1 for the upcoming Richmond Comic Con (Sept. 12-14); Tom Raney has done so for God of Thunder #25 for Nashville Comic Con (Sept. 26-28).
Julian Totino Tedesco is one of the best cover artists in the industry,” says Marvel SVP David Gabriel. “Seeing each of his covers for Original Sin come in each month was a joy and we couldn’t be happier with his Wizard World exclusive variant cover to the final issue of Captain America.
The Eisner-Award nominated Totino Tedesco is a native of Buenos Aires who began working on American comics about five years ago. He has drawn covers for many titles, including Marvel books Season One, Uncanny X-Force, Thunderbolts, John Carter: Gods of Mars, Original Sin and others.
We see as many fans cosplaying Captain America at our shows as just about any character,” says John Macaluso, Wizard World CEO. “That shows the enduring popularity of 'Cap,' and Julian Totino Tedesco has certainly brought that to life with this exciting cover.”
Who is the All-New Captain America? The conclusion to the story that began in Dimension Z as Zola strikes in unison with The Red Skull! The final fate of Jet Black! Rated T. Writer: Rick Remender; Artists: Carlos Pacheco, Stuart Immonen.
Morena Baccarin (“Homeland,” “Stargate SG-1”), Evan Peters (X-Men: Days of Future Past, American Horror Story), WWE Phenom The Undertaker® and Katie Cassidy (“Arrow,” “Gossip Girl”) are among the celebrities scheduled to attend Wizard World Austin Comic Con. It is the 13th of 16 events in the 2014 series produced by Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) and will also feature a top-drawer collection of well-known comics artists and writers and a variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions.
In addition to Totino Tedesco, superstar comics creators scheduled to attend include Neal Adams (“Batman,” “Green Lantern”), Kaare Andrews (“Astonishing X-Men,” “Iron Man”), Bob Layton (“Avengers,” “Captain America”), CAFU (“Earth-2,” “Trigon – Villains Month”), Ethan Van Sciver (“Green Lantern,” “Flash”), Ramon F. Bachs (“Infinity: Heist,” “Red Robin”), Rob Prior (“Heavy Metal,” “Spawn the Impaler”), Kevin Maguire (“Justice League,” “Batman Confidential”), Greg Horn (“Walt Disney,” “Guardians of the Galaxy”), Michael Golden (“Spider-Man,” “Hulk”), Arthur Suydam (“Marvel Zombies,” “Army of Darkness”) and many others.
For more on the 2014 Wizard Austin Comic Con, go to
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Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD) produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, television, cosplay, comics, graphic novels, toys, video gaming, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A's, the Wizard World Film Festival, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more.
Full event information can be found at
Wizard World Remaining 2014 Schedule
September 12-14 – Wizard World Richmond Comic Con
September 26-28 – Wizard World Nashville Comic Con
October 2-4 – Wizard World Austin Comic Con
October 31-November 2 – Wizard World Ohio Comic Con
November 7-9 – Wizard World Tulsa Comic Con
November 21-23 – Wizard World Reno Comic Con

Wizard World 2015 schedule available at:

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Special Presentation “Being Tyler Posey” to Air on Sunday, September 7 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT
NEW YORK, NY (September 4, 2014)—MTV announced today the season four finale of its hit scripted drama “Teen Wolf” will be expanded to 75 minutes, followed by an extended 45-minute “Wolf Watch.”  On Sunday, September 7 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, MTV will air "Being Tyler Posey," an hour-long special that follows the “Teen Wolf” star off the set and into his personal life to see how he juggles his relationship, family, friends and being a celebrity. For a sneak peek, click here
In the season four finale, “Smoke & Mirrors,” Scott and Stiles return to La Iglesia to save the Pack from Kate.  Then, on “Wolf Watch,” host Jill Wagner will sit down with Executive Producer Jeff Davis and series’ stars Tyler Posey, Tyler Hoechlin and Dylan O’Brien to get the inside scoop on the finale. 
Tyler Posey’s career has exploded with his breakout role on MTV’s “Teen Wolf” and “Being Tyler Posey” takes an inside look at Tyler’s life when he’s off set: from planning his wedding to re-connecting with his old friends, hanging out and riding motorcycles with his dad and facing his mom's struggle with breast cancer. 
It was previously announced the hit drama series will return for a two-part, 20-episode fifth season.  Additional details will be announced at a later date. 
For more ways to connect with “Teen Wolf” like it on Facebook at or follow the show on Twitter @MTVTeenWolf

“Teen Wolf" was developed by Jeff Davis (creator, "Criminal Minds") who also serves as executive producer.  Additional executive producers include Russell Mulcahy ("Highlander," "Resident Evil: Extinction"), Joe Genier, Marty Adelstein ("Prison Break"), René Echevarria ("Medium," "Castle"), Tony DiSanto and Liz Gateley.  The pilot was written by Jeff Davis and Jeph Loeb & Matthew Weisman and directed by Russell Mulcahy.  The "Teen Wolf" series is based on a Screenplay by Jeph Loeb & Matthew Weisman.  Julie Schwachenwald, Dana Gotlieb-Carter and Alexandra James are the MTV executives in charge of production.  The series is a co-production with, and distributed by, MGM, in association with Lost Marbles Productions, Inc., Siesta Productions, Inc., First Cause, Inc. and DiGa. 
“Being Tyler Posey” is produced by 11th Street Productions with concept by Morgan J. Freeman & Dia Sokol Savage.  Executive producers are Morgan J. Freeman, Dia Sokol Savage and Kendra McLeod with Co-Executive Producer Larry Musnik. Development executives in charge for MTV are Lauren Dolgen, Alice Dickens and Sara Cohen and production executives in charge are Nick Predescu and Marko Radosavljevic.
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MTV is the world’s premier youth entertainment brand.   With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people.  MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its Emmy®, Grammy® and Peabody® award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile.  MTV’s sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unparalleled customized content for young males, music fans and college students, and its online hub is a leading destination for music, news and pop culture.  MTV is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.  For more information, go to
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MGM Television is a leading producer and global distributor of content for television and digital platforms, with distribution rights to original productions and a robust catalog of 10,500 television episodes and nearly 4,000 feature film titles covering some of entertainment's premiere franchises including the James Bond franchise and “The Hobbit” trilogy.  Current television projects include the hit series “Vikings,” heading into productionfor its third season on HISTORY; the critically-acclaimed limited series “Fargo,” a co-production with FX Productions and “Teen Wolf,” which will air its fourth season on MTV.  In addition, MGM Television serves as the syndicator for "Right This Minute" and “Let’s Ask America.” Through its finance and distribution entity, Orion TV Productions, MGM Television’s courtroom series "Paternity Court" with Lauren Lake begins production this summer.  For more information, visit
The company behind MTV’s “16 and Pregnant” & “Teen Mom” franchise, 11th Street Productions is a New York based film & TV company with a mission to produce thought-provoking programming. Founded in 1996  by indie darling Morgan J. Freeman, 11th Street began as an independent film company, producing the critically acclaimed “Hurricane Streets”, “Desert Blue” and “Just Like the Son. In 2008, Independent Spirit Award nominee and producer Dia Sokol Savage partnered with Morgan after the release of her feature film directorial debut, “Sorry, Thanks.”
The first issue has sold out
and is being rushed to a second printing

The first issue of Jim Zub (SKULLKICKERS, Samurai Jack) and Steve Cummings' (Legends of the Dark Knight, Deadshot) all-new ongoing supernatural adventure series WAYWARD has hit home with readers in search of myth, monster-fighting, and magic. The first issue has sold out completely and is being rushed to a second printing to meet demand. Critics and comics readers have been raving about the first issue's detailed artwork and intriguing plot with Comic Book Resources praising WAYWARD as "Bright, vibrant, and alive. Rori Lane’s world will enchant readers with its relatable protagonist, intense action and fascinating mythological allusions.”

WAYWARD #1 introduces Rori Lane, an outsider by nature, who is transplanted to Tokyo to live with her single Mom. She's feeling out of sorts, worried about fitting in and, as if that wasn’t enough, strange things are beginning to happen. Glowing symbols and patterns are starting to appear before her eyes… and she's the only one who seems to notice.

"I'm overjoyed readers are discovering Wayward and telling their friends about it. We've got exciting plans for the series and having this kind of tremendous launch gives us the momentum we need to take our story even further," said Zub.

WAYWARD #1 has completely sold out at the distributor level, but may still be available in comic stores. It is currently available digitally on the Image Comics website ( and the official Image Comics iOS app, and on Comixology on the web (, iOS, Android, and Google Play.

The second printing of WAYWARD #1 (Diamond Code JUL148487) will release on 10/1.

WAYWARD #2 (Diamond Code JUL140588) will hit stores on 9/24. A variant cover by Riley Rossmo is also available with Diamond Code JUL140589.
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, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit
Paul Pope and CBLDF - Teaming Up For Free Speech At Baltimore Comic-Con!

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - September 4, 2014 - This weekend, Paul Pope blasts into Baltimore Comic Con, where he's teaming up with the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund to fight for Free Speech! Pope will be appearing all weekend at Booth #2501, just beside CBLDF's Booth #2401, where you can find a massive library of Paul Pope books that he'll personalize for you! Paul Pope will be signing at Booth #2501 throughout the weekend, including:

Friday: 3:00-5:00

Saturday: 2:30-4:00

Sunday: 1:00-3:00

CBLDF will also offer an extensive selection of signed graphic novels from creators, including Alan Moore, Robert Kirkman, Frank Miller, Jill Thompson, Alex Ross, Warren Ellis, and many more!
In addition to signings, CBLDF will offer a three-day programming track that includes:


5:00-6:00 - CBLDF: History of the Comics Code

60 years ago, comics were put on trial in a nationally televised Senate subcommittee hearing that had shattering repercussions for this great American art form. The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund presents the shocking history of moral panic that led to this historic hearing and the birth of the Comics Code Authority, which regulated the medium's content for more than 50 years. CBLDF executive director Charles Brownstein tells the tale at this CBLDF presentation.


11:00-12:00 - CBLDF: Tales from The Code -- True Stories of Censorship

For more than 50 years, American comic books were subject to the censorship of the Comics Code, a system born from a time when comics were burned in the streets and blamed for all of society's ills. Though the Code is gone, its influence remains. The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund gathers Denny O'Neil, Jim Starlin, and other top storytellers who worked under the Code's strictures to tell the tales of how its censorship touched their creative visions.

2:00-3:00 - Paul Pope Spotlight

Paul Pope's comics are unique. You've never seen anything quite like Battling Boy, 100%, THB, Batman: Year 100, or any of his other many works, but once you try one, you'll want more. Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about Pope and the fantastic comics he creates. Moderated by CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein, whose writing about Pope has appeared in The One Trick Rip Off + Deep Cuts and Monsters & Titans: Battling Boy Art on Tour.


12:00-1:00 - CBLDF: Protecting the Kids' Right to Read

Kids have rights too! As more outstanding comics for younger readers are published each year, the number of readers flocking to them is growing. But so are the challenges, evidenced by Bone and Captain Underpants showing up on the Top 10 Most Banned & Challenged Books list of 2013. So, what do creators and educators do to balance respecting the intelligence of young readers and the concerns of parents and community members? How do we protect kids and their rights at the same time? Jimmy Gownley and Meryl Jaffe, author of CBLDF's Raising A Reader: How Comics & Graphic Novels Can Help Your Kids Love to Read discuss in this panel moderated by CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein.
Celebrate Free Speech and meet Paul Pope at Baltimore Comic-Con!

The Baltimore Comic-Con will be held Friday, September 5 through Sunday, September 7, 2014, at the Baltimore Convention Center, which is located immediately across the street from the historic Camden Yards sports complex (which includes Oriole Park and Geppi's Entertainment Museum). Tickets, a full guest roster, and additional information is available on the convention's website
This year's previously confirmed guests for the show include: James Asmus (Quantum & Woody); Marty Baumann (Pixar artist); Jeremy Bastian (Cursed Pirate Girl); Marguerite Bennett (Batgirl); Christina Blanch (The Damnation of Charlie Wormwood); Tom Brevoort (AXIS); Harold Buchholz (Archie Comics); Mark Buckingham (Fables); Dave Bullock (Batman Black and White); Jim Calafiore (Leaving Megalapolis); Frank Cammuso (Otto's Backwards Day); Darrenn Canton (Tunnels & Trolls); Greg Capullo (Batman); Richard Case (Sandman); John Cassaday (Doc Savage); Tommy Castillo (Grimm Fairy Tales); Bernard Chang (Green Lantern Corps); Jo Chen (Buffy the Vampire Slayer); Sean Chen (Amazing Spider-Man); Cliff Chiang (Wonder Woman); Frank Cho (X-Men: Battle of the Atom); Amy Chu (Girls Night Out); Richard Clark (House of Gold & Bones); Wook-Jin Clark (Adventure Time: The Flip Side); Steve Conley (Bloop); Jamie Cosley (Cody the Cavalier); Tyler Cosley (AlakaZach); Mike Curtis (Dick Tracy); Jeremy Dale (Skyward); Alan Davis (Wolverine); Todd Dezago (Tellos); Dan Didio (Trinity of Sin: Phantom Stranger: Futures End); Tommy Lee Edwards (Star Wars); Garth Ennis (Preacher, The Boys); Ray Fawkes (Constantine); Tom Feister (G.I. Joe); David Finch (Forever Evil); Franco (Aw Yeah Comics!); Jay Fosgitt (Bodie Troll); John Gallagher (Buzzboy); Katie Gallagher (Zoey and Ketchup): SL Gallant (GI JOE); Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (All-Star Western); Gerhard (Cerebus the Aardvark); Chris Giarrusso (G-Man); Dave Gibbons (Watchmen); Bryan JL Glass (Mice Templar); Michael Golden (The Ravagers); Jimmy Gownley (The Dumbest Idea Ever!); Allan Gross (Road Song); Cully Hamner (Animal Man); Dean Haspiel (The Fox); Ben Hatke (Zita the Spacegirl); Josh Hechinger (The Grave Doug Freshly); Fred Hembeck (Garfield); Marc Hempel (Sandman: The Kindly Ones); Travis Hill (Adventure Time); Andy Hirsch (Regular Show); Joel Hodgson (MST3K); Jason Horn (Ninjasaur); Adam Hughes (Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan); Jamal Igle (Molly Danger); Laura Innes (The Dreamer); Chris Ivy (Army of Darkness); Justin Jordan (Luther Strode, Green Lantern: New Guardians); Dan Jurgens (The New 52: Future's End); Collin Kelly (Hacktivist); Chris Kemple (Red Vengeance); Denis Kitchen (Al Capp: A Life to the Contrary); Barry Kitson (Empire); Aaron Kuder (Action Comics); Jackson Lanzing (Hacktivist); Norman Lee (Iron Man Special); Paul Levitz (World's Finest); Kevin Maguire (Guardians of the Galaxy); Mike Maihack (Cleopatra in Space); Alex Maleev (Moon Knight); Mike Manley (Judge Parker); Mark Mariano (The Other Side of Hugless Hill); Billy Martin (Vitriol, The Hunter); Laura Martin (Uncanny Avengers); Alitha E. Martinez (WWE Superstars); Ron Marz (Witchblade); Peter Mayhew (Star Wars' Chewbacca); Mark McKenna (Banana Tail); Mike McKone (Ultimate FF); Bob McLeod (X-Men: Gold); Pop Mhan (All-New X-Factor); Al Milgrom (Marvel Fanfare); Brandon Montclare (Rocket Girl); Tradd Moore (Deadpool Annual); Mark Morales (New Avengers); Michael Alan Nelson (Day Men); Jamar Nicholas (Leon: Protector of the Playground); Chris O>Matic (The Chris O>Matic Show!); Denny O'Neil (Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight); Chris Otto (A Dog's Life); Dan Parent (Archie, Veronica, Kevin Keller); Missy Pena (Bee and Puppycat); Andrew Pepoy (Life with Archie); George Perez (George Perez's Sirens); David Peterson (Mouse Guard); Khoi Pham (Mighty Avengers); Cary Pietsch (Bravest Warriors); Joe Prado (Justice League); Brian Pulido (Lady Death); Ron Randall (Trekker in Dark Horse Presents); Tom Raney (Incredible Hulk); Brian Reber (Unity); Amy Reeder (Red Sonja); Ivan Reis (Aquaman and The Others); Budd Root (Cavewoman); Don Rosa (Donald Duck); Craig Rousseau (Perhapanauts); Joe Rubinstein (The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe); Andy Runton (Owly); Alex Saviuk (Web of Spider-Man); Gregg Schigiel (Spongebob Squarepants Comics); Jeff Schultz (Archie Comics); Louise Simonson (Power Pack); Walter Simonson (Thor); Andy Smith (Superman #23.1: Bizarro); Thomas Sniegoski (The Shadow Annual); Allison Sohn (sketch card artist); Charles Soule (Thunderbolts); Mark Sparacio (Omega Paradox); Jim Starlin (Thanos: The Infinity Revelation); Joe Staton (Dick Tracy); Brian Stelfreeze (Day Men); Jeff Stokely (Six-Gun Gorilla); Paul D. Storrie (Sheena, Queen of the Jungle); Karl Story (Serenity: Leaves of the Wind); Vivek J. Tiwary (The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story); Ben Taylor (A Dog's Life); Robert Tinnell (The Wicked West); Peter Tomasi (Batman and Two-Face); John Totleben (Swamp Thing); Herb Trimpe (GI Joe: A Real American Hero); Billy Tucci (Shi); Rick Veitch (Saga of the Swamp Thing); James Tynion IV (The Woods); Mike Vosburg (Lori Lovecraft); Brennan Wagner (The Shadow: Year One); Matt Wagner (Grendel); Mark Waid (Daredevil); Lee Weeks (Daredevil); Mark Wheatley (Frankenstein Mobster); Bill Willingham (Fables); Renee Witterstaetter (Joe Jusko: Maelstrom); Mike Wolfer (Friday the 13th); Rich Woodall (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles); Kelly Yates (Amber Atoms); Thom Zahler (My Little Pony); and Mike Zeck (Secret Wars).

Regrettably, Frank Barbiere, Eddy Barrows, Jimmy Cheung, Rachel Deering, Agnes Garbowska, Keith Giffen, and David Mack have had to cancel. We look forward to seeing their return to the show in the future.
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General Admission and VIP Package tickets for Weekend, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday are now on sale! Visit for more information and to purchase your advanced tickets now!
Join us high atop the Baltimore skyline overlooking the Inner Harbor for an intimate evening that would be the envy of Bruce Wayne and Tony Stark! This cocktail party event with food, drink, and socializing will be attended by the likes of Reilly Brown, Mark Buckingham, Greg Capullo, Frank Cho, Alan Davis, Dave Gibbons, Dean Haspiel, Barry Kitson, Brandon Peterson, Gail Simone, Walter and Louise Simonson, John K. Snyder III, John Totleben, Rick Veitch, Matt Wagner, Mark Waid, Bill Willingham, and more on Friday, September 5th at 8pm. This unique opportunity is a limited ticket count event. Tickets are available at -- act now before the opportunity is gone!

The Baltimore Comic-Con returns to Baltimore's Inner Harbor in 2015 for another three-day spectacular! Block off Friday, September 25 through Sunday, September 27, 2015 on your calendars now!


October graphic novel sheds light on a small town’s darkness

From the outside, Buckaroo, Oregon seems like a typical small town, but there’s something that makes it extraordinary. The setting of NAILBITER by Joshua Williamson (GHOSTED) and Mike Henderson (MASKS AND MOBSTERS), a new graphic novel coming in October from Image Comics is the hometown of sixteen of the world’s most heinous serial killers. Random chance? FBI profiler Eliot Carroll didn’t think so, and his investigations led him deep into Buckaroo’s secrets… where he disappeared without a trace.
Now, Carroll’s best friend, army intelligence officer Nicholas Finch, has come to Buckaroo in search of him. The most obvious suspect is Edward “The Nailbiter” Warren — a psychopath acquitted of forty-five counts of first degree murder. Warren may be the key to finding Carroll — as well as the latest killer who has begun to menace Buckaroo.
“I’ve always wondered ‘why, and how?’ What happens in a person’s life that turns them into that kind of monster?” said writer Williamson of his interest in serial killers in an interview at Multiversity Comics. “Is it an event or are they born that way? It’s part of what we explore in the overall Nailbiter story.”
“[Nailbiter] really wended its way in directions we hadn’t predicted once sketches and designs started being kicked back and forth,” said artist Henderson of the creative process. “We both saw a twisting mystery though, rooted under the town of Buckaroo and affecting everyone in it in different (often horrible) ways.”
A mystery with the psychological horror of Hannibal and the surreal small-town claustrophobia of Twin Peaks, NAILBITER VOLUME 1: THERE WILL BE BLOOD will be in comic book stores on October 1 and in bookstores on October 14. It is specially priced at only $9.99 and available for pre-order now.
NAILBITER VOLUME 1: THERE WILL BE BLOOD by Joshua Williamson and Mike Henderson
  • ISBN 978-1-63215-160-5
  • Diamond Comic order code AUG140593
  • 128 pages, paperback
  • $9.99
  • In comic book stores October 1, bookstores October 14
  • Rated Mature
  • Collects NAILBITER #1-5
Praise for NAILBITER:
“If Josh died I wish he’d leave Nailbiter to me in his will so I could say it was my idea.” –Scott Snyder (WYTCHES, Batman, American Vampire)
“NAILBITER has a great concept that is executed extremely well thanks to a dedicated creative team in Williamson, Henderson and Guzowski. With a sense of dread that never lets up, Nailbiter is a sure-fire hit that hits hard with a captivating mystery that continues to keep us coming back for more. The deeper we get into this frightening town, the more I want to know, even if it means we might end up like Carroll–which is part of the thrill.” –Matt LeMaire, The MacGuffin
“Nailbiter stands on a premise so instantly enticing that you can almost see the movie trailer.” –Robert Tutton, PASTE Magazine


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, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit