Thursday, June 28, 2012


Warner Bros. Entertainment Announces Comic-Con Autograph Signings for
Nearly 20 Series, Including The Big Bang Theory, Fringe, Supernatural,
The Vampire Diaries and HBO’s Game of Thrones, Among Others

New This Year: Ticket Drawings and Wristband Distributions to
Begin in the Morning on the Day of Signings in the Sails Pavilion,
Utilizing One Line for All Ticket Drawings for All Signings

Twitter Pitch: Fan advisory! Important info on Warner Bros.’ @Comic_Con 2012 signings. Details & signing dates here: #WBSDCC #SDCC

BURBANK, Calif. (June 28, 2012) — Comic-Con and Warner Bros. announced today that the Studio will once again follow the official Comic-Con® International: San Diego ticket distribution system for autograph signings at Comic-Con 2012, with the Con implementing a new procedure for 2012. The Studio will present more than 20 signings at the booth this year, including TV and digital series, as well as motion pictures (see current signing dates below).

All signings will be held at the Warner Bros. booth, #4545 on the Comic-Con exhibition floor

For the second straight year, Warner Bros. will distribute wristbands for signings via daily ticket drawings held at the Sails Pavilion inside the San Diego Convention Center, under the long-standing Comic-Con system


For 2012, the following modifications will be in effect for the wristband line procedure:

All ticket drawings and wristband distributions for all signings will begin in the morning of the day of the specific signing, when the Sails Pavilion opens to attendees. Badged Comic-Con members can begin lining up as soon as the Sails Pavilion area opens to attendees. The ticket drawings will begin at 8:00 a.m. or shortly thereafter.

All of the drawings for all signings will now take place in one line on the morning of the signing

Advisory to fans and attendees: Lines will likely be much longer this year, and we appreciate your patience and understanding

“We look forward to Warner Bros.’ participation again at Comic-Con,” said David Glanzer, director of marketing and public relations for Comic-Con International. “The line-up of shows and talent is something we and the fans look forward to each year, and this year’s schedule seems to be the best yet!”

Here’s how it works:

Fans identify the signing they want to attend

On the morning of the day of the signing they hope to attend, fans should arrive at the Sails Pavilion floor (between Ballroom 20 and Rooms 6A, 6BCF and 6DE) in the morning

· Ticket distribution for Comic-Con’s random draw will begin when the Sails Pavilion opens to attendees. Badged Comic-Con members can begin lining up as soon as the Sails Pavilion area opens. The ticket drawings will begin at 8:00 a.m. or shortly thereafter.

A limited number of wristbands will be available for each signing, via Comic-Con’s random draw process

There will be one line for all drawings and signings. We appreciate your patience!

The random drawing will determine which fans receive wristbands granting access to each autograph line

Fans who obtain wristbands should arrive at the Warner Bros. booth 30 minutes before the signing to line up

See below for the current signing dates for TV and digital series. The feature film signings will be announced at a later date.

All signings are at the Warner Bros. booth #4545.

DISCLAIMER: Autograph session information is subject to change. For the most up-to-date signing information, please check for updates at the Warner Bros. Booth (#4545) during Comic-Con or at


MAD Autograph Signing


The Big Bang Theory Autograph Signing
Cult Autograph Signing
Arrow Autograph Signing
666 Park Avenue Autograph Signing
H+ Autograph Signing
HBO’s Game of Thrones Autograph Signing
Childrens Hospital Autograph Signing
Nikita Autograph Signing


Fringe Autograph Signing
The Following Autograph Signing
Revolution Autograph Signing
The Vampire Diaries Autograph Signing
Person of Interest Autograph Signing
HBO’s True Blood Autograph Signing


Supernatural Autograph Signing
DC Nation Autograph Signing

For additional information about Warner Bros. Television activities at Comic-Con, follow us on Twitter @TheWBdotcom (hashtag #WBSDCC) and visit

# # #
Independent publisher spotlights creator-owned titles in seven panels

Berkeley, CA - June 28, 2012 — Image Comics is gearing up for Comic-Con International in San Diego with seven panels lined up on the programming schedule for biggest comics event of the year! Ranging from introductions to new Image creators and craft-oriented conversations about comics writing to room-busters like THE WALKING DEAD panel and the Image Comics 20th Anniversary panel featuring Image's founders and partners, the Image Comics programming has something for every kind of fan.

Comic-Con International takes place on July 12-15 in the San Diego Convention Center. The Image Comics booth (#2729) will be the destination for Skybound, Shadowline, and Image central titles, while the Top Cow booth (#2629) will have all the latest in the WITCHBLADE- and THE DARKNESS-helmed universe. 
Here is the schedule for the panels. Full listings, including descriptions, panelists, and room numbers follow.

Thursday, July 12
2-3 p.m. — Image Comics Presents
3:45-4:45 p.m. — The Walking Dead

Friday, July 13
4:45-5:45 p.m. — The Writers' Room with Jonathan Ross

Saturday, July 14
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. — Top Cow: We Create... Innovation!
2:00-3:00 p.m. — The Image Comics Experience
3:00-4:00 p.m. — Take to the Sky: Skybound and the Next Generation of Independence

Sunday, July 15
1:00-2:00 p.m. Image Comics' 20th Anniversary

Image Comics Presents
Some of Image Comics’ most exciting new creators assemble to talk about their new work and life as independent comics creators. Join these rising star creators for a lively conversation, and discover your favorite new creators and titles! Panelists include: Tim Daniel (Enormous), Jim McCann (Mind the Gap), Sina Grace (Li'l Depressed Boy, Not My Bag), Ales Kot (Wild Children), Michael Moreci (Hoax Hunters), and Kurtis Wiebe (Green Wake, Peter Panzerfaust, Debris).
Moderator: Sarah deLaine
Thursday, 7/12/12, 2:00p.m. - 3:00p.m.
Room: 23ABC

The Walking Dead
The best-selling, award-winning comic The Walking Dead has been a critical and commercial success-- and its TV adaptation on AMC holds its own weight as a record-setting juggernaut.  Join creator/ writer Robert Kirkman and series artist Charlie Adlard for a rare sit-down, where they will discuss the past, present, and future of the decade’s most talked about zombie phenomenon.  A Q&A will follow the conversation between the visionary collaborators.
Moderator: Robert Kirkman & Charlie Adlard
Thursday, 7/12/12, 3:45p.m. - 4:45p.m.
Room: 6A

The Writers' Room with Jonathan Ross
Some of comics’ best writers will talk to the UK's famed radio/television presenter and comic book writer Jonathan Ross (Turf, America's Got Powers) about the challenges, triumphs, and idiosyncrasies of the comics creative process. Find out how Image Comics titles like Fatale, Chew, Morning Glories, and The Walking Dead are conceived, written, and brought to the printed page from the writers who knew them from “PAGE ONE, PANEL ONE.” Panelists: Ed Brubaker, John Layman, and Robert Kirkman.
Moderator: Jonathan Ross
Friday, 7/13/12, 4:45p.m. - 5:45p.m.
Room: 6A

Top Cow: We Create... Innovation!
Top Cow's Comic-Con panels are known for being wall-to-wall jam-packed with exciting announcements, but this year's panel promises to put all other years to shame. Join Top Cow founder Marc Silvestri and Top Cow President Matt Hawkins as they announce the biggest, most ground-breaking initiative in their 20-year history and the return of a fan favorite series. Plus special guest Mark Waid (Daredevil, Irredeemable) joins Top Cow to announce an exciting new project. Get the scoop on a big Top Cow film announcement and if you are an aspiring creator, you won't want to miss this panel! Be the first to hear the announcements that will drive Top Cow through the rest of 2012 and beyond, alongside surprise guests, and every attendee will get an exclusive ashcan that is sure to be a collectible!
Moderators: Marc Silvestri & Matt Hawkins
Saturday, 11:30p.m. - 12:30p.m.
Room: 8

The Image Comics Experience
Join Publisher Eric Stephenson and a panel of surprise guests for an exclusive look at what's coming up for Image in 2013! An absolutely don't miss event for anyone wanting to be among the first to hear some of the biggest comics announcements of the year!
Moderator: Eric Stephenson
Saturday, 7/14/12, 2:00p.m. - 3:00p.m.
Room: 25ABC

Take to the Sky: Skybound and the Next Generation of Independence
Things continue to look up for Skybound, Robert Kirkman's imprint at Image Comics. The premiere original Witch Doctor has sold out nationwide, the all-ages hit Super Dinosaur continues to soar, and Kirkman’s first-ever writer’s room-driven crime drama, Thief of Thieves, is a critical success… what’s next? Join Robert Kirkman as he discusses the future of the imprint with his stable of creators, including the creative teams behind Witch Doctor, Thief of Thieves, and more! Expect only AWESOMENESS.
Moderator: Sina Grace
Saturday, 7/14/12, 3:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.
Room: 25ABC

Image Comics' 20th Anniversary
Twenty years ago, a group of young artists left their work-for-hire jobs to create Image Comics, a publisher dedicated to creators’ individual visions and a champion of creative ownership. Image Comics partners and some of the original founders now come together to talk about what Image Comics has meant for the present and future of comics. Panelists: Marc Silvestri, Rob Liefeld, Jim Valentino, Whilce Portacio, Erik Larsen, and Robert Kirkman.
Moderator: Eric Stephenson
Sunday, 7/15/12, 1:00p.m. - 2:00p.m.
Room: 6A

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
Larry King Salutes OPTIMUS PRIME in One-On-One Interview with
Legendary Voice Actor Peter Cullen from “Transformers Prime”
Other Panels Include “The Aquabats! Super Show!,”
Pop Culture Phenomenon “My Little Pony Friendship is Magic,”
“Dan Vs.” and “Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters”TM
LOS ANGELESThe Hub TV Network, a destination for kids and their families, returns to Comic-Con International in San Diego in spectacular fashion with a presence at five panels, a live concert, a restaurant take-over and a trolley-car transformation.  The lineup of events includes a panel session featuring famed broadcast interviewer Larry King in his first visit to Comic-Con International in San Diego as he takes an inside look at the iconic TRANSFORMERS Autobot OPTIMUS PRIME and the half-hour CG animated series “Transformers Prime” in a one-on-one interview with legendary voice actor Peter Cullen.
Produced by Hasbro Studios, “Transformers Prime” was recently honored with two Daytime Emmy® Awards including Outstanding Special Class Animated Program.
“The Aquabats! Super Show!” produced by FremantleMedia, returns to Comic-Con International in San Diego ready for battle with a panel designed to recap their first season of rockin’ crime-fighting adventures and a concert to showcase their extraordinarily unique musical talents at the House of Blues on Saturday, July 14 at 7:30 p.m. PT.  Blending live-action comedic sketches with animation segments sprinkled throughout, the concert promises to be a ridiculously fun event for kids of all ages.  Tickets can be purchased in advance directly through the House of Blues at:
Additionally, the 2012 Comic-Con International in San Diego will debut several first-time panels featuring programming from The Hub including the pop culture phenomenon “My Little Pony Friendship is Magic” and fanboy favorites “Dan Vs.” and “Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters.”TM  “My Little Pony Friendship is Magic” and “Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters” TM are produced by Hasbro Studios. “Dan Vs.” is produced by Film Roman Inc. (a Starz Media Company) in association with The Hatchery, LLC. 
In addition to the ambitious slate of series panels planned for avid attendees, The Hub is taking the Comic-Con experience outside the convention halls with “The Hub Headquarters at the Broken Yolk.” The network will take over the popular Gaslamp District eatery The Broken Yolk (355 6th Ave., San Diego, CA) Thursday, July 12 through Sunday, July 15, and provide conference-goers with a fully immersive experience. The restaurant will feature décor from The Hub, special menu items, giveaways, costume characters, photo ops, and live appearances from The Hub’s talent. 
To transport fans to and from the convention in style, The Hub will transform one car of the San Diego Trolley system to create a magical “My Little Pony Friendship is Magic” experience showcasing some of the series’ most popular characters inside and out. The train will be styled as the Friendship Express train, which is featured in the popular animated series.
Visitors to the Broken Yolk will also receive a secret code to gain exclusive access on to the eagerly anticipated “My Little Pony Friendship is Magic” themed, 8-bit “Adventure Pony” game already teased on the network.
For behind-the-scenes photos and video from Comic-Con International in San Diego, fans can check out The Hub’s Facebook page throughout the duration of the convention at live coverage of the panels and concert can be found at @hubtvnetwork on Twitterwith the opportunity to interact directly with the panelists.  On Twitter and Instagram, fans will be able to follow The Hub using #HubAtComicCon.
Below is the complete schedule for The Hub at the 2012 Comic-Con International in San Diego:
Friday, July 13, My Little Pony Friendship is Magic(10:00 a.m., Room 23ABC)
“My Little Pony Friendship is Magic” makes its debut at Comic-Con International in San Diego!  Join special guests from Hasbro Studios and The Hub TV Network’s “My Little Pony Friendship is Magic” as they share details of the making of the animated series and how “friendship” and “magic” are brought to life.  Also includes audience Q&A. 
Friday, July 13, “Dan Vs.”Special Live Comic-Con Exclusive Table Read  (10:30 a.m., Room 6A)
Making its debut at Comic-Con International in San Diego is The Hub Television Network's animated series “Dan Vs.” that follows Dan (Curtis ArmstrongRevenge of the Nerds), a lovable curmudgeon on a misguided quest for justice that leads him and his pals, Chris (Dave Foley, “Kids in the Hall”) and Elise (Paget Brewster, “Criminal Minds”), into misadventures and catastrophes.  The cast, co-creators Chris Pearson and Dan Mandel, supervising producer/director Brian Sheesley, and moderator Tom Kenny (“SpongeBob SquarePants”) will participate in a live table read of a written-exclusively-for-Comic-Con script and give a behind-the-scenes look at the series.  Audience Q&A to follow.
Friday, July 13, OPTIMUS PRIME: Up Close and Personal(6:00 p.m., Room 23ABC)
The incomparable Larry King, one of the most recognized broadcast interviewers in the world, goes one-on-one with voice actor Peter Cullen (Optimus Prime), a talent who is practically synonymous with Comic-Con itself.   In this panel, "The King of Interviews" salutes the beloved Cullen and takes attendees through the actor's early days on the original 1984 animated TV series “Transformers Generation One,” the three box office smash Transformers movies, and his current work on The Hub TV network's Daytime Emmy® Award-winning animated series “Transformers Prime” from Hasbro Studios.  Audience Q&A to follow. 
Friday, July 13, The Making of Kaijudo(7:00 p.m., Room 24ABC)
From Hasbro Studios, the producers of “Transformers Prime,” “GI Joe Renegades” and “My Little Pony Friendship is Magic,” comes a new animated TV series – “Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters”™, seen on The Hub TV Network. Join the cast, including Scott Wolf (V), David Sobolov (“Beast Wars: Transformers) and panel moderator Phil LaMarr (“Futurama”) as well as the Hasbro Studios production team and the R&D team from Wizards of the Coast for a conversation on how they brought the Kaijudo™ trading card game to life in this fantastical new series… you gotta see these creatures! 

Friday, July 13, The Aquabats! Super Show!” Inside the BattleTram (8:00 p.m., Room 7AB)
The band of five heroes out to save the world from boredom - Ricky Fitness, Jimmy the Robot, Crash McLarson, EagleBones Falconhawk, and The M.C. Bat Commander - plan to arrive at the 2012 Comic-Con International in San Diego ready for battle.  Fans can anticipate a special guest moderator and meet the stars of The Hub TV Network’s new hit series. The legions of Aquabats fans will have a gnarly time with the awesomest super hero, rock music band ever to hit San Diego!  

About The Hub
THE HUB is a multi-platform joint venture between Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) and Hasbro, Inc., (NASDAQ: HAS) with a goal of entertaining, enlightening, empowering and educating children and their families.  The cable and satellite television network features original programming as well as content from Discovery's library of award-winning children's educational programming; from Hasbro's rich portfolio of entertainment and educational properties built during the past 90 years; and from leading third-party producers worldwide.  The Hub lineup includes animated and live-action series, as well as specials, game shows, and family-favorite movies.  The network extends its content through a robust and engaging online presence at  The Hub rebranded from Discovery Kids on October 10, 2010, and reaches more than 64 million U.S. households.  The Hub logo and name are trademarks of Hub Television Networks, LLC.  All rights reserved.

To find the channel in your area, please visit and check the channel locator at the top of the page.

Visit The Hub on Facebook at
Carlos Pacheco, George Pérez, Greg Capullo, J. Scott Campbell Among Superstar Creators To Attend 2012 Wizard World Chicago Comic Con

Five Eisner Award Winners Including Stan Lee, Eight Nominees And 300+ Artists And Writers To Join Standout Celebrities At Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, August 9-12
NEW YORK and ROSEMONT, Ill., June 28, 2012 – An All-Star lineup of comic and toy creators, including notables Carlos Pacheco, George Pérez, Greg Capullo, J. Scott Campbell and many others from around the world will populate Artist Alley at Wizard World Chicago Comic Con, August 9-12 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.  Among the special guests are five Eisner Award winners, including Hall of Famer Stan Lee, and eight nominees of the prestigious honor.

In addition to Pacheco (“X-Men,” “Green Lantern”), Pérez (“Superman,” “JSA”), Capullo (“Batman,” “Spawn”) and Campbell (“Avengers vs. X-Men,” “Spider-Man”), the head of the roster includes Daniel Acuña ("Wolverine," "Avengers"), Rodolfo Migliari ("Green Arrow," "Green Lantern"), Brom ("Dungeons & Dragons," "The Plucker"), “CAFU” (Carlos Alberto Fernandez Urbano) ("Superboy," "X-Men"), Humberto Ramos ("Amazing Spider-Man," Impulse"), Paul Jenkins ("Batman," "Hulk"), Ken Kelly ("Star Wars," "Star Trek), Pat Lee ("Iron Man," "Wolverine"), Mahmud A. Asrar ("Supergirl," "Adventure Comics"), Budd Root ("Cavewoman"), Shane Davis ("Superboy," "Bruce Wayne - The Road Home"), Rob Lean ("Superboy," "Lady Death"), R.B. Silva ("Superboy," "Supergirl"), Barry Kitson ("Uncanny X-Force," "Avengers"), Clay Mann ("Gambit," "Dark Reign: Elektra"), Mike McKone ("Green Lantern," "Spider-Man"), Yanick Paquette ("Wolverine: Weapon X," "Wonder Woman), Michael Golden ("Daredevil," "The Punisher"), Arthur Suydam ("Marvel Zombies," "Army of Darkness"), Doug Wheatley ("Aliens," "Conan"), Greg Horn ("Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark," "X-Force”), Chris Burnham ("Batman Incorporated," "The Amory Wars"), Mark Texeira ("Wolverine," "Black Panther") and David Mack ("Kabuki," "Daredevil").

Many top local Chicagoland artists such as Burnham and Eisner Award Winner Art Baltazar ("Superman Family Adventures," "Tiny Titans”) will also be on hand.

Eisner winners scheduled to attend the show are Lee, Baltazar, Pérez, Paul Jenkins (“Hulk,” “Origin”) and Dave Dorman (“G.I. Joe,” “Indiana Jones”).  Nominees include Pacheco, Ramos, Mack, Eliza Frye ("The Lady’s Murder," "Lucky House"), Phil Hester ("Wonder Woman," "Daredevil"), Rafael Nieves ("The Apocalypse Plan," "Bob Howard: Plumber Of The Unknown"), Ben Templesmith ("Wasteland, "Buffy") and Billy Tucci ("Birds of Prey," "Sgt. Rock).

As the impressive list of creators shows, Artist Alley at Wizard World Chicago Comic Con covers virtually every popular character ever seen in comics, movies and other media.

In addition to the superstar creator lineup, the expanded, four-day event features more than 50 celebrities, including headliners like William Shatner, Scott Bakula, Tom Felton, Jon Bernthal, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino and WWE® Superstars CM Punk™ and John Cena®, in what is shaping up as the biggest Wizard World show ever and the Midwest’s No. 1 Pop Culture Convention.

Wizard World Chicago Comic Con, produced by Wizard World, Inc. (WIZD.PK), will bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, comics, toys, video gaming, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more.

For more on the 2012 Wizard World Chicago Comic Con, visit

About Wizard World:
Wizard World produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking. The events often feature celebrities from movies and TV, artists and writers, and events such as premieres, gaming tournaments, panels, and costume contests.

The full event schedule can be found at

***** SAVE THE 2012 DATES *****
August 9-12, 2012 – Wizard World Chicago Comic Con
September 29-30, 2012 – Wizard World Ohio Comic Con
October 26-28, 2012 – Wizard World Austin Comic Con
November 30 - December 2, 2012 – Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con
TBD, 2013 – Wizard World Toronto Comic Con
May 30 - June 2, 2013 – Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con

MILWAUKIE, OR, JUNE 28–One of the greatest toy phenomena of all time has been Good Luck Trolls, originally created in 1959 by Danish fisherman and woodcutter Thomas Dam. At various times since the early 1960s these charming little dolls have been a top-selling toy, building a seldom-achieved brand equity and strong consumer response. After disappearing from the market for many years, Good Luck Trolls are set to return this year with a modern twist on their timeless charm.
Good Luck Trolls “mystery box” assortments are a new collectibles merchandise program by Dark Horse Comics under a license granted by Dam Things, who hold all rights to the works of Thomas Dam. The mystery box is being introduced to the market with an on-sale date of July 25.
Dark Horse sees Good Luck Trolls as a natural for the company’s designer vinyl line of toys, and has created variations of color and design to pique the interest of customers. The first collection offers up fifteen different versions of the figures in various colors and with unique surface treatments, including metallic, flocked, black-light sensitive, glitter, and glow-in-the-dark.
Dark Horse’s VP of Product Development, David Scroggy, notes, “When we considered developing Trolls for the first time, we were confident that they would resonate with our audience of pop culture fans and modern collectors. We have a good sense of our customers’ tastes, and are not afraid to commit to an under-the-radar property if we think that it is likely to be embraced by our young adult consumers.”
Mystery box (also known as “blind box”) trading figures are essentially the same product, varying in decoration and materials, and sold randomly out of sealed packages. Some of the figures are common to every counter display, whereas “chase” figures are much harder to come by. The ratio of availability is printed on each package, so the consumer knows the relative scarcity of the figure purchased.
Dark Horse has varied the hair color within the most common figures, so that there will be more variety and more fun for the collector. For example, half of the yellow-body figures in a 2/15 ratio will have blue hair; the others will have pink hair.
The Good Luck Trolls are presented in a counter display unit holding fifteen individual blind boxes. Each Troll is packaged in an opaque foil bag inside its box to prevent tampering or viewing prior to purchase.
Dark Horse has also created a one-time limited edition of 1,500 green-body Good Luck Trolls with snow-white hair that are sensitive to black light. They will be sold exclusively at the Dark Horse booth at Comic-Con International in San Diego, July 12–15, 2012.


2:30-3:30 The Dark Knight Rises: Is Batman Broken? He's strong, smart, and heroic. He's the Dark Knight we want on our side, but is Batman also out of his mind? Caught between Catwoman and Bane as Christopher Nolan's Batman movie trilogy comes to its end, will Batman break? Psychologists Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight) and Robin Rosenberg (The Psychology of Superheroes) discuss Bruce Wayne's relationships, strengths, weaknesses, and potential diagnoses, and ask executive producer Michael Uslan (The Dark Knight Rises); comic book writers Len Wein (creator of Wolverine, Swamp Thing, Lucius Fox) and Steve Englehart (Detective Comics); and Catwoman herself, actress Lee Meriwether (Batman: The Movie), exactly how healthy it is for an orphaned billionaire to spend his nights fighting crime while dressed like a bat. Does the Dark Knight have bats in his belfry? Room 26AB

(Wiley & Sons Publishing, Summer, 2012)
"It is a terrific book." - Dennis O'Neil, comic book writer/editor/legend
Batman is one of the most compelling and enduring characters to come from the Golden Age of Comics, and interest in his story has only increased through countless incarnations since his first appearance in Detective Comics #27 in 1939. Why does this superhero without superpowers fascinate us? What does that fascination say about us? Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight explores these and other intriguing questions about the masked vigilante, including: Does Batman have PTSD?  Why does he fight crime? Why as a vigilante? Why the mask, the bat, and the underage partner? Why are his most intimate relationships with “bad girls” he ought to lock up? And why won't he kill that homicidal, green-haired clown?
Publisher's information:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: eigoMANGA Heads To Anime Expo 2012

(San Francisco, Los Angeles) - June 26, 2012: San Francisco based comic book publisher, eigoMANGA announces its participation at Anime Expo 2012 which is held on June 29 to July 2, 2012 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California.

eigoMANGA will be exhibiting at Booth #1149.

Animation Screening -

'Padak' is an award-winning full-length animated film directed by Lee Dae Hee. The film is about the lives of fish in captivity in a Korean seafood restaurant. Some fish accept their fate while others fight to change it.

This is the North American advance screening premier of 'Padak'.

The 'Padak' screening is scheduled for Monday, 10am - 1:00pm and located at Video 2 (LACC 404).

Panels and Workshops -

'eigoMANGA In 2012 Panel':

Colleagues from eigoMANGA will announce and showcase releases of the company's mass-market publications, games, and animation titles in 2012.

'eigoMANGA In 2012 Panel' is scheduled for Saturday, 10am - 11am at LP 2 (LACC 502AB).

'How To Draw Manga And Portfolio Review':

eigoMANGA artists and editors will hold a workshop tutorial to teach the fundamentals of manga illustration and storytelling. They will also be on hand to critique portfolios from up-and-coming artists.

'The How To Draw Manga And Portfolio Review' workshop is scheduled for Sunday, 11am - 12pm at WS2 (LACC 501).



Fan Autograph Signing 6 - 7PM at Booth #4135
TORONTO, ON – June 28, 2012 – What do a sexy succubus, a handsome shape-shifting wolf and a quirky human have in common? They are all cast members of Syfy’s hit supernatural drama series, Lost Girl, and they are heading to San Diego Comic-Con! Lost Girl is the number #1 cable drama on Syfy among adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 in its time period.

Anna Silk (Bo) is returning to the internationally renowned convention, this time bringing with her some fan favourite cast mates. Silk, Kris Holden-Ried (Dyson) and Ksenia Solo (Kenzi) will lead a panel along with Executive Producer, Jay Firestone (Prodigy Pictures) and veteran Lost Girl writer and Executive Producer, Emily Andras. The panel takes place on Saturday, July 14 at 8:15pm in room: 6BCF.
Earlier in the day, fans will have the chance to meet the trio during an exclusive autograph signing session at FUNimation Entertainment’s booth #4135 where posters will be supplied for the signing.  Fae-natics who pre-order a Season One DVD at the booth will receive both a Lost Girl t-shirt and an autograph ticket while supplies last. Any remaining autograph tickets will be available on a first come, first serve basis beginning Saturday morning when the exhibit hall opens at the FUNimation booth.

Last month, Syfy announced their acquisition of the third season of Lost Girl, currently in production in Toronto, Canada.

Lost Girl was developed by Prodigy Pictures, in association with Canada’s Shaw Media and Showcase. Executive producers are Jay Firestone, Emily Andras, Plato Fountidakis, and Paul Rapovski. James Thorpe is co-executive producer, Vanessa Piazza is co-producer and Wanda Chaffey is producer.

About Prodigy Pictures
Founded in 2006 by Jay Firestone, Prodigy Pictures leads the way in the production of quality film, television and cross-platform media. Prodigy is responsible for the critically acclaimed television series Lost Girl, which has electrified viewers around the world  The show is currently shooting its third season. Also in production is the second season of the international hit and Franco-Canadian co-production XIII: The Series. Season 1 is set to premiere in the US on June 29 on ReelzChannel. Prodigy's other credits include the thriller Stuck, as well as the original television mini-series XIII starring Stephen Dorff and Val Kilmer. Prodigy has several projects in development, including the feature adaptation of William Gibson’s groundbreaking and award winning sci-fi novel, Neuromancer and Weapon, in partnership with Studio 37.

Sci-Fi Legends Bypass Studios & Networks to Kickstart Space Command Franchise Online With Six Figures

Stars and Producers to appear on Panel at Comic Con Friday July 13th, to discuss how is instrumental in their film making process
(Hollywood, CA – June 28, 2012)  “Space Command,” a new and original feature film series from Award-Winning writer/producer Marc Zicree, Oscar and Emmy-Award Winner Doug Drexler and Digital Film Pioneer Neil Johnsonand is the first-ever series to be supported by crowd-funding site Kickstarter will appear before its fans Comic-Con 2012.

At this one-of-a-kind panel Sci Fi enthusiasts and film geeks alike will have the opportunity to learn what it takes to get a film into production and how the support of a crowd-funding site like Kick Starter can help surge interest and funds. On Friday July 13 from 8:30-9:30pm the producers of Space Command will present their star-studded panel Space Command: Bold Adventures In The Far Reaches Of Space. The panel will feature Science Fiction Legends Marc Scott Zicree (The Twilight Zone CompanionStar Trek: The Next Generation), Doug Drexler (Battlestar Galactica), Neil Johnson (Humanity's End), Michael Reaves (Star Wars, Batman-The Animated Series), and Ian McCaig (The Avengers, Star Wars) where they will premiere original footage from the highly anticipated epic adventure series that spans 200 years of Galactic History. Film stars Doug Jones (Pan's Labyrinth), Katherine McEwan (Humanity's EndChristina Moses (Star Trek New Voyages) and Amber Benson (Buffy) will be on hand to discuss their roles in the film.  Special guest Cindy Au, from Kickstarter will also appear on the panel. The visionary team will offer fans a sneak peek at the original Character design, along with producer David Raiklen’s extended version of the existing VFX trailer.  The film and its score are inspired by heroic science fiction of the 50s.  The film is currently in pre-production where its Award Winning production team is currently crafting original space costumes and space ships. Production will take place in October 2012 and the film will be released in a multi-platform manner: DVD, Bluray, digital download with DVD and Video on Demand.
The credibility of the project itself is resulting in a great deal of support from the Hollywood Community. Leaders in the Sci-Fi genre including Damon Lindelof  (Prometheus, LostNeil Gaiman (Sandman, American Gods, Dr. Who, Coraline), Glen Mazzara (Waking Dead) , David Brin (leading author), Jane Espenson (Game of Thrones) and Guillermo Del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy) have shown their support and have boosted the project into the mainstream media.
            Space Command’s Kickstarter campaign closes on July 14th.
#  #  #
About Space Command: Space Command is a series of science fiction films that detail two families’ interactions over several generations as they take part in Man’s exploration and colonization of the solar system and beyond. For more information, please visit:



Unique Anime-Inspired Travel Game To 4 International Cities Will Be The Longest And Most Difficult In Stamp Rally History; Special Stamps To Be Given At The EVANGELION POP-UP MUSEUM Inside NEW PEOPLE

San Francisco, CA, June 28, 2012 – NEW PEOPLE, a dynamic entertainment destination bringing the latest examples of Japanese popular culture to North American shores, brings the latest Japanese game phenomenon to the U.S. for the 2012 J-POP Summit Festival as it participates in the first-ever EVANGELION WOLRDWIDE STAMP-RALLY.

The 2012 J-POP Summit Festival takes place across San Francisco’s Japantown in cooperation with the Japantown Merchant Association on Saturday, August 25th and Sunday, August 26th. More information about the Festival is available at

The EVANGELION WOLRDWIDE STAMP-RALLY is inspired by a popular summertime activity in Japan where players travel to different locations (usually train stations) to acquire special stamps, which are collected and often redeemed for prizes. The EVANGELION WOLRDWIDE STAMP-RALLY is a global event billed as the most difficult and longest distance stamp-rally in history. The RALLY will be entered into the 2012 Guinness Book of World Records and will require players to secure specially-made Evangelion stamps from venues in Tokyo, Beijing and Paris, in addition to NEW PEOPLE in San Francisco during the 2012 J-POP Summit Festival.

Players that secure stamps from all 4 international venues are eligible to win rare Evangelion collectables as prizes! Even for those who only collect stamps from Japan and one other country (France, USA, or China) can be eligible for a little special gift. More details about the prize collection will be announced in the near future.

Other participating cities/venues for the EVANGELION WOLRDWIDE STAMP-RALLY include:

Paris, France – 2012 Japan Expo, July 5th - 8th
Tokyo, Japan - Shiohaku 2012, NTV Tower Shiodome, July 25th - Aug. 26th
Beijing, China - ICAC: International Comic and Animation Convention, Nov. 3rd - 11th

The special Evangelion stamp station will be located at the U.S. Premiere of the EVANGELION POP-UP MUSEUM, to be installed for the duration of the J-POP Summit (8/25 & 8/26) inside NEW PEOPLE’s SUPERFROG Gallery. The accompanying stamp sheet will be given away at the same location (while supplies last). Even if you are unable to collect all four stamps, the stamp sheet with the San Francisco Evangelion design on it will become a wonderful collectable for fans.

NEW PEOPLE’s spacious 3rd floor exhibit space will be transformed for a limited time to showcase an extensive collection of original concept and production art, character drawings and other key artifacts from the famed Evangelion 1.0 and 2.0 feature films. A variety of rare and valuable Evangelion books, toys and collectables, and other items will also be on display.

In the Evangelion: 1.0 and 2.0 films, fourteen year old Shinji Ikari is called the futuristic Tokyo-3 by his father who he hasn’t seen in more than eight years. His father reveals to him a gigantic humanoid weapons system that the special governmental agency has secretly developed to fight alien invaders called Angels. He enlists Shinji to pilot the giant artificial human Evangelion Unit One. In an explosive new storyline full of brutal action and primal emotion, a group of young pilots maneuver their towering, cyborg Eva Units into combat against a deadly and disturbing enemy.  The third film of the series, Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo, is set for release in Japan this fall.

A variety of other pop-inspired attractions including fashion shows, theatrical film premieres,  live art performances, celebrity appearances, and mini-concerts by some of Japan’s hottest bands are planned for the 2012 J-POP Summit both inside the NEW PEOPLE complex, and outdoors at the adjacent Peace Plaza. Innovative artists from Japan will join a variety of product merchants and food vendors from the Bay Area to offer an array of pop-inspired products and delicacies for sale in open air displays on both sides of Post Street, the main Japantown thoroughfare.

About NEW PEOPLE, Inc.
Based in San Francisco, California, NEW PEOPLE, Inc. ( offers the latest films, art, fashion and retail brands from Japan through its unique entertainment destination as well as through licensing and distribution of selective Japanese films. NEW PEOPLE Entertainment (, a film division of NEW PEOPLE, Inc. strives to offer the most entertaining motion pictures straight from the "Kingdom of Pop" for audiences of all ages, especially the manga and anime generation, in North America. Some titles include DEATH NOTE, GANTZ, KAMIKAZE GIRLS, and THE TASTE OF TEA.
Sliced Bread Games Cooking Up a (fat) Free Treat with Sliced Bread Lite!
Sliced Bread Games Unveiling New Delicacies for all Versions with Update

Foster City, CA – June 28, 2011 – Sliced Bread Games, an independent game design and publishing company located in San Francisco, CA, has announced the free version of Sliced Bread with the release of Sliced Bread Lite.

In Sliced Bread Lite, bakers slice up a variety of pastry and doughy delights – everything from bagels to cookies and waffles to challah bread can be sliced with a swipe of the finger! Every slice adds  points to your score, with multiple slices giving combos and additional points! Sliced Bread Lite is available for the iPhone and iPod Touch while Sliced Bread Lite HD is available for the iPad.

Sliced Bread Lite includes lots of gaming goodness - two game modes – Classic and Timed, along with slicers, eggs, and all the ingredients needed to whip up something fun to eat. Bakers can also divvy up the new donuts and cupcakes! And if a player downloaded a previous version of Sliced Bread, they can get an update that includes new locations, new pastries, and more!  

Sliced Bread Lite is a zero calorie treat that tastes great and is good for the whole family”, stated the Chief Baking Officer.  “Sliced Bread Lite delivers all the sumptuous flavor of the original Sliced Bread but in a guilt free form.  We also added all the new features, items, and updates to the full versions of Sliced Bread.”  

Sliced Bread is a tasty treat for the whole family. From kids to moms to hungry dads, this delicious diversion has all the ingredients for a game anyone can enjoy in snack-sized bites, and has awarded it the prestigious APProved Badge!

About Sliced Bread Games
Sliced Bread Games is focused on creating fun and quirky games for the mobile, tablet and social networking spaces.  Sliced Bread Games was formed to bring together our love of baking and our passion for making games.  Sprinkle a dash of mobile gaming, mix in a dollop of social gaming, bake, and repeat.  Sliced Bread Games is serving up the recipe for fun.  Now taking orders!                              

Cognito Comics
to launch
CIA: Operation Ajax
on iPhone


Award-winning interactive graphic novel
for the iPad, coming to iPhone and iPod Touch in July

Watch the trailer

Get behind the scenes of this unparalleled reading experience
 at the San Diego Comic-Con panel
“Reinventing the Graphic Novel for the iPad,”
Sunday, 12 noon to 1 pm, Room 24ABC


San Francisco, CA (June 28, 2012)—Cognito Comics today announced their innovative digital graphic novel, CIA: Operation Ajax, will be coming to a new platform, the iPhone and the iPod Touch, in July. After debuting on the iPad a year ago, CIA: Operation Ajax has received much acclaim and recognition for its revolutionary approach to digital comics. Creative director and founder of Cognito Comics, Daniel Burwen, pioneered a richer method of storytelling by combining digital tools with the legacy of the printed page. The result is an unparalleled, interactive experience for the reader in the burgeoning tablet age.

At San Diego Comic-Con, Burwen will host an in-depth discussion of graphic novels in the digital space and the inspiration for CIA: Operation Ajax in his panel “Reinventing the Graphic Novel for the iPad,” on Sunday, July 15th from 12 noon to 1 pm in room 24ABC.
Prior to San Diego Comic-Con, Burwen hosted a very successful SXSW panel on the same topic in March; watch the video here and get more information is available here.

Winner of the FWA Mobile of the Day Award on January 26, 2012, CIA: Operation Ajax was also recognized as an honoree at the 16th Annual Webby Awards, and was runner up for both the 2011 Best App Ever Awards and the 2012 CES Mobile Apps Showdown.  This year, Flurry App Spotlight Awards also chose CIA: Operation Ajax as a finalist.

“We’re very excited to talk about the new era of interactive graphic novels with the San Diego Comic-Con audience,” said Burwen. “Ajax offers a brand new experience for fans of comics, books and history, and we’re looking forward to making its iPhone debut at a comics convention.”

Working closely with Stephen Kinzer, national bestselling author of All the Shah’s Men: An American Coup and The Roots of Middle East Terror, CIA: Operation Ajax brings to life the 1953 Iranian coup d’etat, where the CIA and British government plotted to stage a revolution against Iran’s Prime Minister, Mohammed Mossadegh. Combining subtle animation with a full film-quality score, this 210-page true to life story unfolds in a groundbreaking cinematic reading experience.

Added Burwen: “Operation Ajax has done exceptionally well on the iPad, and we’re looking forward to launching it on the small screen, offering it to a huge new audience through the iPhone and iPod Touch.”

Packed with additional content, CIA: Operation Ajax also includes authentic declassified documents, twenty-two character dossiers, historical photos, and nine news reels from the era embedded right into the story.  Starting today, fans will be able to enjoy this revolutionary graphic novel and interact with Eisenhower, Churchill, the Dulles brothers, Mossadegh, and the Shah right in their pocket.

Check out more information on Cognito Comics here:

# # #

Penny Arcade and
Cryptozoic Entertainment Partner for
All-New Comic Series


The Lookouts Web Comic Converted to Ongoing Series

Pre-sale Event Exclusively at the
Cryptozoic San Diego Comic-Con Store

Also Available Digitally through comiXology

Irvine, CA (June 27, 2012)—Penny Arcade and Cryptozoic Entertainment™ are proud to announce the launch of an all-new comic book series, The Lookouts, based on the fan-favorite Penny Arcade web comic. Previewing with issue #1 July 11 – 15 at San Diego Comic-Con and in stores nationwide on August 29th, The Lookouts story was developed by Penny Arcade’s Jerry Holkins, Cryptozoic’s President and Chief Creative Officer Cory Jones, and Choker writer Ben McCool. The Lookouts is written by McCool with art by Robb Mommaerts.

This ongoing series tells the story of a group of young boys who join the Lookouts, where they must learn the secrets of the magical Eyrewood Forest. Badges are earned by the Lookouts as they learn to survive and master their perilous environment. Each six-issue arc will focus on a new badge and an exciting journey for the young trainees, starting with the “Riddle” badge in the first arc. Additionally, each issue will contain a two-page spread from The Lookout’s Handbook, featuring an inside peek at this mysteries of Eyrewood Forest and information on additional badges.

The Lookouts #1 will preview at San Diego Comic-Con with two exclusive covers, one by Penny Arcade's Mike Krahulik and one by Doug TenNapelThe Lookouts #1 will launch in comic stores nationwide on August 29, 2012 with one cover by Rob Mommaerts. The comic will also be available digitally starting July 6th on comiXology mobile apps for Apple iOS, Android, and more.

Cryptozoic will host a The Lookouts #1 launch party at the Cryptozoic Comc-Con Store, 411 Market Street, San Diego, on Friday, July 13th from 8 to 11 pm. Stay tuned to Cryptozoic on Facebook and Twitter for more details.

# # #

About Cryptozoic Entertainment
Founded in 2010, Cryptozoic Entertainment, Inc. is a premier developer and publisher of original and licensed board games, card games, comics and trading cards, including the World of Warcraft® Trading Card Game, Food Fight™ and The Walking Dead™ Board Game. Following a philosophy and core principle of "Fans First," the dedicated gamers and fans of the Cryptozoic Entertainment team are focused on producing fun and amazing products along with epic events that bring all gaming fans together as part of the Cryptozoic community. Visit for additional product and event information.

About Penny Arcade
Since 1998, Penny Arcade ( has grown from a simple online comic strip into an industry-leading media company. With over 3.5 million monthly readers, the New York Times–bestselling “Penny Arcade” comic is widely considered one of the most authentic and influential voices in gamer culture and the gaming industry. Penny Arcade created PAX East and PAX Prime—now the first and second largest consumer gaming events in the U.S.—as well as Child’s Play Charity, which has raised over $12.5 million via gamers to benefit children’s hospitals. The Penny Arcade family also includes the PATV webseries network, the online reality show “Penny Arcade: The Series,” “The Trenches” comic, and industry news and commentary site “The Penny Arcade Report.” Penny Arcade is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

About comiXology
Founded in 2007 with the mission of bringing comics to people everywhere, comiXology — in just five short years — has revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel world.  From creating the industry leading platform for digital comics to tools and services for brick and mortar retailers, comiXology has lead the charge in exposing new audiences to the rich history and culture of comic books. With the development of the Comics by comiXology digital comics platform — available across iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire and the Web — comiXology provides the easiest way worldwide for people to enjoy comics at just the click of a button! Regularly ranking as the top grossing iPad app in the entire iTunes App Store, Comics by comiXology was recently selected as a preloaded app on Amazon’s Kindle Fire. Providing digital comics across multiple platforms, comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the earth has been turned into a comic book fan.