Friday, August 31, 2012

Harvey Awards Dinner & Award Ceremony Tickets Now on Sale!
Join Host Phil LaMarr and Keynote Speaker Ross Richie at the Harvey  Awards!

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - August 31, 2012 - On Saturday night, September 8th, the comic book industry, including professionals, retailers, and fans, will gather at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore to honor the 2012 Harvey Award Nominees for 2011 comic work and present the Harveys to their recipients.  This is an exciting evening, highlighted by our host Phil LaMarr, keynote speaker Ross Richie, and a special appearance by Stan Lee!

Harvey Award Recipient LogoHarvey Awards tickets are on sale NOW!  Tickets to the event, which includes full cocktail hour (cash bar), full service dinner (featuring a Baltimore Crabcake!), awards ceremony, and a gift bag, are now available for $125.  Tickets are available at our website via credit card or Paypal at

The keynote speaker for the evening is the Founder and CEO of Boom! Studios, Ross Richie.  Ross founded Boom! Studios in the spare bedroom of his apartment in June of 2005 -- the company went on to win "Best New Publisher" four months later. Since then, Boom! has added "Best Publisher" from Diamond Comics Distributors to its list of accolades in 2009 and 2010, along with an Eisner Award and several Harveys. Ross is originally from San Antonio, TX. 
"Saying this is a tremendous honor doesn't begin to cover it. I am extremely humbled to contribute to such an incredible event. This is an amazing ceremony and I'm thrilled to have a part in it," said Ross.

Phil LaMarrHost Phil LaMarr is best known as a cast member of Fox's MADtv, a sketch comedy show based on characters and situations from MAD magazine, which was founded in 1952 by Editor Harvey Kurtzman (namesake of the Harvey Awards) and Publisher William Gaines. The show first aired in 1995 and ran for 14 seasons, of which LaMarr was a cast member for 5 seasons (1995-2000).

As a lifeling comics reader, LaMarr says: "I'm excited and honored to be a part of the Harvey Awards this year, and I am looking forward to meeting many of the people I spend every Wednesday afternoon with."

The Harvey Awards are one of the comic book industry's oldest and most respected awards. The Harveys recognize outstanding achievements in over 20 categories. They are the only industry awards both nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals.  Additionally, the Hero Initiative will present 2 awards to outstanding members of the comics community!

The Hero Initiative was established to aid comic creators with a financial safety net when in need of emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work.  In the years since its inception, the board has created an award to recognize those individuals in the industry that have dedicated their talent over the lifetime of their careers to the comic book community at-large, achieving the status of Hero. Previous recipients include John Romita, Joe Kubert, Nick Cardy, Neal Adams, and George Perez.  Who will be this year's lifetime Hero?

The Dick Giordano Humanitarian of the Year Award will also be presented at the Harvey Awards Banquet. Giordano, who passed away in early 2010, was part of Hero Initiative's Board of Directors. He was also a legendary artist, a guiding force at Charlton Comics and DC Comics for many years, a mentor to his colleagues, and a friend to all who knew him. His legacy epitomizes the caring and commitment Hero Initiative strives to achieve. In his honor, the Dick Giordano Humanitarian of the Year Award will recognize one person in comics each year who has demonstrated the generosity and integrity Dick brought to the charity, and to the comic book community at large. 

In the coming week, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found at our website, Twitter (, and Facebook ( pages.

This year's Baltimore Comic-Con will be held September 8-9, 2012. Convention hours are Saturday 10 AM to 7 PM and Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM. The ceremony and banquet for the Harvey Awards will be held Saturday night, September 8th.

Baltimore Comic-Con Tickets
Stan Lee VIP, VIP GOLD, Autograph, and Photo tickets as well as General Admission tickets for Saturday, Sunday, and the weekend are available at  Please follow the link for all the details.

About The Baltimore Comic-Con
The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 13th year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. With a guest list unequaled in the industry, the Baltimore Comic-Con will be held September 8-9, 2012.  For more information, please visit

About The Harvey Awards
The Harvey Awards are one of the comic book industry's oldest and most respected awards.  With a history of over 20 years, the last 7 in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con, the Harveys recognize outstanding achievements in over 20 categories.  They are the only industry awards nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals.  For more information, please visit
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment takes


Download the New Steam® Version Now and Join the Battle for Gotham City

Burbank, CA – August 31, 2012 – The Bats and Jokerz are running free! Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced that the PC version of Gotham City Impostors is now Free To Play.  The latest version of the game is now available for download at no cost via Steam® and is Steamworks enabled. 

Those who download the Gotham City Impostors Free To Play via the Steam client will have access to the original game, as well as all DLC packs, which includes new maps, weapons, mascots and more. Players will also experience join-in-progress matchmaking that ensures gamers are placed into populated matches. 

Developed by Monolith Productions and previously released for PC, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system in February 2012, Gotham City Impostors allows up to 12 players to battle for control of an unhinged Gotham City overrun by Impostors inspired by the DC Comics characters Batman and The Joker.

Players can engage in deliriously fast paced, uniquely vertical, and completely unconventional urban warfare where progress supports leveling up and access to a mind-boggling array of customization options. Unlock new Bats or Jokerz costumes and build your own specific loadout from a huge assortment of traditional and homebrew weaponry, equipment, and perks. Gadgets such as the Glider Rig, Grappling Hook, and Spring Boots give gamers unprecedented mobility options, while support items like the Bear Traps and Boomerang, open up new tactical options.
The game features eight maps and four modes inspired by the DC Comics’ Batman license.  The maps include 25th Floor, Ace Chemical, Amusement Mile, Arkham Asylum, Crime Alley, The Docks, East End, and Gotham Power.  Gamers can choose from several gameplay modes – Team Deathmatch, Fumigation, Bounty Hunter or Psych Warfare modes – and engage in all-out combat, or they can choose the Challenges mode, a single-player mode that allows players to safely explore the different maps and practice using different weapons, support items and gadgets.

Gotham City Impostors is rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB. Fans can visit for more information.
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About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including console, handheld and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.

About Monolith Productions
Monolith Productions, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is located in Kirkland, WA. Over the past 15 years, Monolith has risen to critical acclaim through an emphasis on delivering quality products such as F.E.A.R., The Condemned series, Aliens vs. Predator 2, TRON 2.0 and the No One Lives Forever franchise.

About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner Bros. Entertainment and Time Warner.  DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.  In January 2012, DC Entertainment, in collaboration with Warner Bros. and Time Warner divisions, launched We Can Be Heroes—a giving campaign featuring the iconic Justice League super heroes—to raise awareness and funds to fight the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa.

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Thursday, August 30, 2012


Horror legend Doug Bradley stars in this all-new, unrated
chapter of the WRONG TURN franchise available on
Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Copy October 23rd

Now that horror fans have the backstory on the Hillbilly Cannibal’s “Bloody Beginnings”, the franchise rejoins the infamous disfigured brothers as they return when WRONG TURN 5: BLOODLINES debuts on unrated Blu-ray, DVD and, for the first time ever, Digital Copy on October 23 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. This all-new terrifying film boasts the talent of horror movie veteran Doug Bradley (Hellraiser), along with Game of Thrones’ Roxanne McKee.

The cutting-edge terror continues when a small mining town hosts the legendary Mountain Man Festival on Halloween, where crowds of costumed partygoers gather for a wild night of music and mischief. But a killer celebration soon gives way to a blood-soaked feeding frenzy when an inbred family of hillbilly cannibals trick and treat themselves to a group of visiting college students who are just dying for a good time...

With hours of bonus footage including behind-the-scenes featurettes and commentary “DIE-aries” from director Declan O’Brien (Wrong Turn 4, Sharktopus), WRONG TURN 5: BLOODLINES will give audiences an extra scare this Halloween season. Available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Copy October 23, prebook is September 12.

WRONG TURN 5: Bloodlines Features:
A Day in the Death
Hillbilly Kills
Director's Die-aries
Audio Commentary by Declan O'Brien

About Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, LLC (TCFHE) is a recognized global industry leader and a subsidiary of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, a News Corporation company. Representing 75 years of innovative and award-winning filmmaking from Twentieth Century Fox, TCFHE is the worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox film and television programming, acquisitions and original productions on DVD, Blu-ray Disc Digital Copy, Video On Demand and Digital Download. The company also releases all products globally for MGM Home Entertainment. Each year TCFHE introduces hundreds of new and newly enhanced products, which it services to retail outlets from mass merchants and warehouse clubs to specialty stores and e-commerce throughout the world.
Paging Dr. Wolper! Michael McKean voices
egomaniacal Arkham Asylum psychiatrist
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1

Michael McKean just can’t stay away from the fanboy realm.

The versatile star of film, television and stage continues to deviate
from his mainstream roles to appear in all forms of super hero
entertainment, this time lending his voice to the egomaniacal Dr.
Bartholomew Wolper in Batman: The Dark Knight Returns.

Frank Miller’s landmark graphic novel, Batman: The Dark Knight
Returns, Part 1, is the next entry in the popular, ongoing series of
DC Universe Animated Original Movies. The film arrives September 25,
2012 from Warner Home Video as a Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD, On
Demand and for Download.

McKean is a key member of a voice cast that features Peter Weller
(RoboCop) as Bruce Wayne/Batman, David Selby (The Social Network, Dark
Shadows) as Commissioner Gordon, Ariel Winter (Modern Family) as
Carrie/Robin, and Wade Williams (Prison Break) as Harvey

McKean is best known for his portrayal of David St. Hubbins in This Is
Spinal Tap, a role he’s been perpetuating along with his bandmates for
more than a quarter of a century. McKean actually is a talented
musician – he’s quite handy with a harmonica, guitar or keyboard. His
honor role of movie credits include Best in Show, 1941, Planes, Trains
& Automobiles and A Mighty Wind.

McKean initially drew the public’s adoration as the first half of the
inimitable duo of Lenny and Squiggy on the 1970s favorite, Laverne &
Shirley. He served as the self-centered, sex-driven boss Gibby on one
of HBO’s first original sitcoms, Dream On; and he was a member of the
core cast on Saturday Night Live from 1994-1995. McKean’s
primetime appearances number in the dozens on series like Friends,
Curb Youth Enthusiasm, Law & Order (two different characters, eight
years apart) and The X-Files.

Even within those roles, McKean found his way into fanboy fun –
playing Perry White during a 1995 SNL. He would revisit the role six
years later on Smallville. In fact, McKean is one of only seven actors
to appear in both Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman and
Smallville – and the only one to also give voice to a character in a
DC Universe Animated Original Movie.

McKean’s been to the Batcave before, too. The New York native voiced
the 1950s Joker and a Mutant in the “Legends of the Dark Knight”
episode of The New Batman Adventures, as well as voicing Sneak Peek
for Batman Beyond. For Justice League, he voiced The Sportsman.

The DC Lineage dips into his personal life, as well. McKean is married
to actress Annette O’Toole, who has the distinction of playing Lana
Lang opposite Christopher Reeve in Superman III, and as Martha Kent
for 10 years of Smallville.

McKean obliged us with a few minutes to chat about his latest animated
role, and a few other subjects near and dear to fanboy hearts. Take a
read …

How did you come to think of Arkham Asylum psychiatrist Dr. Bartholomew Wolper?

Dr. Wolper is a very, very good shrink … if you ask him. He’s a guy
who likes the sound of his own voice; he finds his ego very soothing,
even though it seems a little ponderous from the outside. But he is
convinced of his own genius, and definitely convinced that these poor,
twisted souls who have been entrusted to his care are redeemable
because he knows who the real bad guy is.

And that “bad guy” is?

Wolper thinks that Batman is a social disease. He thinks that it is,
in fact, Batman’s ego that is driving the crime wave in Gotham City.
And he sets out to prove it. I don’t think he actually makes the case,
but you can’t tell him that (laughs) … or anything else, for that

How did you approach playing this character?

My first impulse was Dr. Phil, but it didn’t work – it was too folksy.
I think that a man whose ego is such a construct that it supersedes
everything else around him, that’s kind of an interesting character to
portray. There are some great examples in history. And I think a man
who plays God – especially when it concerns human intelligence, human
psyche, human emotions – he’s kind of like a prestidigitator. He’s the
expert in the room, and when he tells you something is so, he expects
you to believe it. And it’s only when he comes right up against the
real world that it all falls apart.

In addition to acting, you also direct. And you’ve worked with Andrea
Romano on a number of projects. What makes Andrea so good at what she

Andrea Romano has a kind of a soothing, friendly personality, which of
course masks a tyrant (laughs). Kidding, kidding. I think she’s an
amazing talent and I trust her implicitly. Often if I’m directing,
I’ll say, “Look, I won’t give you a line reading, but” and then I’ll
try to make my case and get you to say what you’re supposed to say. As
an actor, I actually ask Andrea for a line reading, because she knows
exactly what she’s doing. She’s been doing it a long time, and she’s
the best in the business. So I utterly respect her taste and opinion.
And she’s also a great cheerleader – there’s never a time when I think
“Geez, I don’t know what I’m doing here.” Even if I don’t know what
I’m doing, she always convinces me that I do … and then she sets me
straight (laughs). It’s kind of brilliant.

Does being part of a Batman film have any personal significance for you?

When I was a kid, I adored the Bob Kane’s 1950s Batman. I liked the
Superman comics and Justice League and Flash and the Atom – nobody
does The Atom anymore, and that was a cool super hero – but I did love
Batman. I loved the fact that they always found a way to stage the
climactic scenes in a warehouse of gigantic toys, or huge oversized
stuffed animals. And even as a kid, I sort of knew, “Well, (Kane) is
sort of bored. He wants to draw something new other than just a street
corner and a couple of guys fisting it out.” So I was a big comic book
fan, and I loved the DC stuff.

When I went to college, the ABC series began airing. I was at Carnegie
Mellon and I’ll never forget that everyone was looking forward to
Batman and it was going to be the best thing ever. In those days,
there was only one or two TV sets in the entire dorm. So we went down
to the common room at McGill Hall and the show came on – and the
minute the “pows” and “bams” and sound effects came on screen, the
whole place went insane. Now these were all young men of ages 17 to
23, but suddenly we were all kids again. It was phenomenal. So it is
kind of nice to revisit that (memory) by being in this film.

I also had the honor of playing the Joker in one of Mr. Timm’s
episodes. Mark Hamill was doing the voice at the time, but they had a
flashback to the 1950s,so I got to play the Joker in one episode. That
was pretty exciting, too. And now it’s nice to be in a full-scale,
class production like this.

With all your years of comic book reading, and your interest in the
super hero realm, do you have a character you’d most like to play or

Comics actually taught me how to read. From the age of 3 or 4, my
older sister would help me along with my reading lessons, telling me
how to sound out words. Then I’d sit with my comics and really develop
my reading. I remember that as I was reading comics, I had voices in
my head for the characters. But I honestly don’t think I have one that
I’d really want to take on. Maybe Bizarro Superman. That’d be fun to

You’ve carved quite the resume of film, TV and stage performances, and
yet you find time for a lot of animation voiceovers. For you, is that
additional work … or working fun?

It is an awful lot of fun. The only time I don’t like voiceover stuff
is if I have a ton of ADR work to do. I did a film called Short
Circuit II, where I had a lot of scenes with a robot. And it was a
real robot – it was operated off screen, but it really was a
mechanical man. And, of course, they had the motors going at all
times, Every move the robot made, there would be a noise with that
movement. So every scene I had with this damn robot, which was about
half the film, I had to loop everything. And that drives me crazy. But
when you’re working with people like Rob Paulsen and Maurice LaMarche
– I did a bunch of Animaniacs and a couple of Pinky & the Brain
episodes – those guys make it such a great party atmosphere. They’re
so funny and so smart – just amazing people to work with. That’s the
best part of the job.

With so many memorable roles in your lengthy list of credits, what do
people stop and ask you about the most?

I guess Spinal Tap, just because we keep coming back. We made the
movie 25 years ago and occasionally we “tour” and make TV appearances
and put out product. So people know me from that. Occasionally
somebody will come up and say “You’re Gibby from Dream On,” not very
often, but sometimes. Laverne and Shirley – not so much. That’s a long
time ago, and we’ve all changed (laughs). And, of course, the last few
pictures I made with Chris Guest. People love Best in Show. People
always say the same thing to me about that film – they say, “You know,
you and your boyfriend had the best relationship of all the couples in
the film.” And they’re so totally right (laughs). We were made for
each other. So that’s a lot of fun, too.

Dr. Wolper is actually featured in both Part 1 and Part 2 of Batman:
The Dark Knight Returns. Can you give us a little teaser of what to
expect in the second half of the story?

The Joker is kind of Dr. Wolper’s pet patient. He is the most
irredeemable, as far as society is concerned, which Dr. Wolper takes
as a challenge. He’s thrilled and delighted when he sees the Joker
making such progress, and he thinks that he’s done so well that the
next step is to bring him out into the public to kind of show off his
own work. It doesn’t go well.
Anthology issue of Image Comics series features top talent

cover of Skullkickers #18Jim Zub's SKULLKICKERS is a cult hit, thanks to its hilarious writing, vibrant art, and, well, ample skull-kicking. The Image title has so much monster-bashing and face-smashing that it simply can't be expressed by one creative team. So, with SKULLKICKERS #18, some of independent comics' best and brightest will be pitching in with stories of their own in the latest "Tavern Tales" issue, a collection of short stories.

Included in the mix are John Layman and Rob Guillory (CHEW), Justin Jordan and Tradd Moore (THE STRANGE TALENT OF LUTHER STRODE), Blair Butler (HEART), Charles Soule (27), and J. Torres (Teen Titans Go!, Batman: The Brave and the Bold).

The spotlight is on Aubrey Sitterson and Ivan Anya, however — the creative team won the SKULLKICKERS Tavern Tales contest and will have their short story featured in SKULLKICKERS #18.

"We put out the call to fans of Skullkickers or any creative comic creators at all — submit your Skullkickers short story ideas or submit a two-page sample of artwork based on a sample script we had posted at,"explained series creator and writer Zub. "With over 300 entries, it was incredibly difficult narrowing it down to one writer and one artist, but in the end Aubrey Sitterson and Ivan Anya popped to the top of their respective groups and their short story collaboration is going to knock people out!"

Sidle up to the bar, order an ale, and get ready to hear some tall tales! SKULLKICKERS #18 (JUL120516) will be in stores on September 26 and can be pre-ordered now.
sample page of winning Tavern Tales story
A page from the winning story by Aubrey Sitterson and Ivan Anya

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
CHILDREN’S FANTASY BOOK “ESCAPE FROM HAT” DEBUTS SEPTEMBER 4Amazon Exclusive Lauded by Hollywood Creatives

August 30, 2012 - ZOVA Books is pleased to announce the release of “Escape from Hat,” a children’s novel from author Adam Kline and Scottish artist Brian Taylor. cvrCrafted for young readers, yet endowed with a distinctive humor adults are sure to enjoy, “Escape from Hat” tells the story of one lucky rabbit, one sinister black cat, and the unwitting boy to whom they both lay claim. The book reimagines the classic hero’s journey, combining a traditional epic narrative with a contemporary aesthetic. The result has garnered considerable praise.
Chris Wedge, Oscar-winning director of “Ice Age,” cites the book’s notable peers. “‘Escape from Hat’ is effortless fantasy,” he writes, “a modern cousin to the works of Lewis Carroll,
A. A. Milne, and L. Frank Baum, that comes alive in your hands. It is an exquisite pastiche of story, prose, and illustration – which is a five-dollar way of saying it is a very good book.”

Kevin Eastman, co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, is equally enthusiastic. “This is a classic fairy tale laced with the wit of a contemporary humorist, and the intensity of Taylor's artwork is breathtaking,” says Eastman. “‘Escape from Hat’ is truly a grand adventure, completely original and just so totally cool.”
Oscar-nominated Mark Osborne, director of “Kung Fu Panda,” observes the novel’s wide appeal. “As if Tolkien himself secretly penned an epic saga of battle-laden ‘Hello Kitty’ fan fiction, ‘Escape from Hat’ conjures up a vast realm of pure imagination, filled to the brim with wit, adventure, romance, and robots.”
Escape from Hat” is the story of Leek, an especially talented lucky rabbit thrust into the shadowy realm of “Hat” when a seemingly benign magic trick turns foul. Leek seeks only return to his ward, a young boy now rendered helpless against the whims of Millikin, a particularly devious black cat. But Millikin’s powers know no bounds, and the villain vows to end Leek’s quest before it can even begin – condemning the boy to a life of unending ill luck. So begin the parallel journeys of a rabbit and his boy, who together remind us that loyalty, love, and friendship are the greatest magics of all.
The hardcover and digital versions of “Escape from Hat” launch exclusively through Amazon on September 4, 2012.
Kline has written for Universal Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox, Sony Pictures Animation, and the Weinstein Company. Taylor was cited by “Entertainment Weekly” as one of the top 100 creatives working in entertainment today. “Escape from Hat” is the first of several joint ventures into children’s literary fiction.
Adam Kline and ZOVA Books are managed by Circle of Confusion. Kline is also represented by the United Talent Agency, while Taylor is represented by Jules Beazley in London.

For more information visit
 ICv2 Announces Conference on Comics & Digital II
At New York Comic Con

ICv2 has announced that it will host the ICv2 Conference on Comics & Digital II at New York Comic Con, a special half day event where executives and thought leaders from the comics and digital realms will discuss the accelerating changes that are impacting the customers, the medium, and the business of comics and graphic novels.

"Digital comics is one of the destabilizing forces that are transforming comics and graphic novels, but it's certainly not the only one," ICv2 President Milton Griepp said.  "Whether it's the rapid changes in retail and libraries, in who the customer is, in how the business works, or in the art form of comics, it's tough to find an aspect of the comics and graphic novel world that isn't evolving rapidly.  We thought it was important to offer an event that helps the industry adapt to those destabilizing forces at this critical juncture."

The Conference, which will be held at the Javits Center on Wednesday, October 10th on the eve of New York Comic Con, will kick off with the ICv2 White Paper, which will focus on the industry's changes in the last 18 months as these new forces have taken hold. 

In "Kids--The Future of Everything," panelists from the publishing, retail and library worlds will look at the fastest growing segment of graphic novel publishing, and how you can take advantage of this huge change in the audience for comics.

"Comics--The New Medium" brings together creators and entrepreneurs to discuss the forces changing the comics art form, and how the essence of sequential storytelling using words and pictures will change in the process. 

And the panelists in "Comics--The Transforming Business Model" will talk about their visions of the future for the business of comics in a world in which digital is exploding, crowdfunding is producing a new source of financing, the retail and library channels are changing rapidly, and media exploitation of comics is now an important part of the business.  

Speakers announced to date include Toon Books Publisher Françoise Mouly, Watchmen artist Dave Gibbons, comiXology CEO David Steinberger, Thrillbent's Mark Waid, and Scholastic Book Fairs' Ed Masessa, among others.

Moderators include Rob Salkowitz (Comic-Con and the Business of Pop Culture), Heidi MacDonald (The Beat), and Scott Robins (A Parent's Guide to the Best Kids Comics).

The initial sponsor roster includes New York Comic Con, Publishers Weekly and Heidi MacDonald's The Beat. 

Registration for the event is available here:

...Plays like a superior, and way grosser, version of The Hangover." 


On Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital Download on September 25th

 "One of the funnier and more outrageous films to hit the country so far this year."

New York, NY(August 30, 2012) - Image Entertainment and Drafthouse Films prepares you for ludicrous scandals and the epitome of ridiculous behavior with Klown.  Based on the wildly popular six-season Danish TV show of the same name, this internationally acclaimed and award-winning saga of debauchery comes to Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download on September 25th via Image Entertainment. SRP is $29.97 for the Blu-ray™ and $27.97 for the DVD. Pre-book is August 28th. Digital download outlets include iTunes, Amazon, Distrify, Vudu, Xbox and other digital partners. On-Demand outlets include AT&T U-Verse, Comcast, Cox and DirecTV.

Klown follows two wildly inappropriate friends (played by celebrated comedians Frank Hvam and Caspar Christensen) as they run amok through the Danish countryside plowing through social taboos, unspeakable debaucheries and absurd sexual encounters. Misguided Frank kidnaps the nephew of his pregnant girlfriend in an eager attempt to prove his fatherhood potential, while the sex-driven Caspar is determined to visit a world-renowned brothel - only a couple of the reasons indieWIRE proclaims the movie "raunchy, fearless and awesome!"

The remake rights for this thoroughly unique property were recently acquired by actor-comic Danny McBride (Your Highness, Eastbound & Down) and director Todd Phillips (The Hangover, Old School), but here's your chance to see the unhinged and thoroughly envelope-smashing original!

U.S. distributor Drafthouse Films is also selling Klown through its webstore ( in unique special edition packages, including one with reversible sleeve art by famed artist and graphic designer Alan Hynes, and the limited edition Klown "Underwear Set," which contains a Fruit of the Loom muscle shirt and matching underpants for those who want to really get into the dubious behavior of the film's hapless heroes.

The Blu-ray and DVD packages also include a digital download of the film and over two hours of bonus material. Also on the site, fans will be able to download an episode of the original Klown television series written by Lars von Trier (Antichrist, Melancholia, the upcoming Nymphomaniac).

Additionally, at the Drafthouse Films webstore movie fans can join the "Drafthouse Alliance" program, which for a flat fee will bring the company's next 10 releases right to their door.
Special Features on the release will include:
  • KLOWN From Behind: The Making Of KLOWN
  • Audio Commentary with Director Mikkel Nørgaard and Stars Frank Hvam & Casper Christensen
  • "Its A Jungle Down There" - Episode of KLOWN Television Series Written by Lars Von Trier
  • Inside ''Castello Alleycat'
  • Crafting 'The Willie'
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Outtake Reel
  • Trailers
  • Danish Teaser Trailer
  • Danish Theatrical Trailer
  • US Theatrical Red Band Trailer
  • US Theatrical Green Band Trailer

Drafthouse Films, the distribution arm of Alamo Drafthouse, debuted in 2010 with the theatrical
release of FOUR LIONS and was named one of Time Magazine's "Top 10 Films Of The Year."
Drafthouse Films is dedicated to scouring the globe in search of visionary, provocative and diverse features to integrate into the ever-growing Alamo Drafthouse entertainment lifestyle brand, which along with the Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas includes: Mondo, the collectible art boutique; Fantastic Fest, the largest international genre film festival in the US; and the pop culture website Badass Digest. Drafthouse Films will distribute films theatrically and through home video, VOD and direct to consumer sales. The 2012 release slate includes Michael R. Roskam's Best Foreign Language Film nominee BULLHEAD, the internationally acclaimed comedy KLOWN, Sundace '12 favorites THE AMBASSADOR and bizarro surreal comedy WRONG, and the landmark Australian thriller WAKE IN FRIGHT. Together with producing partners Magnolia Pictures and Timpson Films, Drafthouse Films is also currently in production on the much-anticipated THE ABC's OF DEATH -- an anthology film featuring segments by 26 different directors that Fangoria calls, "a stunning roll call of some of the most exciting names in horror across the world."

About Image Entertainment
Image Entertainment, Inc. is a leading independent licensee and distributor of entertainment programming in North America, with approximately 3,700 exclusive DVD titles and approximately 300 exclusive CD titles in domestic release and more than 550 programs internationally via sublicense agreements. For many of its titles, the Company has exclusive audio and broadcast rights, as well as digital download rights to approximately 2,600 video programs and approximately 400 audio titles containing more than 5,600 individual tracks. The Company is headquartered in Chatsworth, California. For more information about Image Entertainment, Inc., please go to
August 30, 2012 - Los Angeles, CA - BOOM! Studios is proud to announce the ADVENTURE TIME: MARCELINE AND THE SCREAM QUEENS #1 Baltimore Comic-Con exclusive cover will debut at the show September 8th and 9th, 2012 at the Baltimore Convention Center.

With cover art by regular ADVENTURE TIME creative team and guests of the show Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb this variant cover will be sold at the official Baltimore Comic Con Show Exclusive booth #2507 only and available in extremely limited quantities. Be sure to snatch yours up as quick as you can and get it signed by the cover artists at the BOOM! Studios booth!

JOIN FAN-FAVORITE CHARACTERS MARCELINE AND PRINCESS BUBBLEGUM FOR RIOT GRRL ROCK-FUELED EXCITEMENT IN THIS BRAND-NEW ADVENTURE TIME MINI-SERIES! Thanks to a newfound interest in music, Princess Bubblegum joins Marceline’s paranormal rock band for a tour across the land of Ooo! But when they’re threatened by everything from scenesters to beasts born of self-doubt, can they make it to the RADDEST GIG EVER in time?! Written and drawn by acclaimed cartoonist Meredith Gran (OCTOPUS PIE) and featuring a back-up story from Jen Wang (KOKO BE GOOD)!

About BOOM! Studios
Founded by Ross Richie, 2009 and 2010's "Best Publisher" BOOM! Studios ( generates a constellation of bestselling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning comic books and graphic novels with the industry's top talent, including Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning’s HYPERNATURALS, new HELLRAISER comics written by Clive Barker, PLANET OF THE APES, and Sam Humphries’ HIGHER EARTH. BOOM!'s all ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz' PEANUTS, Jim Davis’ GARFIELD, Cartoon Network's ADVENTURE TIME, and 20th Century Fox’ ICE AGE. KaBOOM! recently won an Eisner Award for its first original series Roger Langridge's SNARKED. BOOM!'s lit comix-focused imprint, BOOM! Town, won an Eisner Award for its first book, Shannon Wheeler's I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER, and just released SPACE DUCKS, the first comic book from indie musician legend Daniel Johnston.

About Baltimore Comic-Con
The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 13th year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. With a guest list unequaled in the industry, the Baltimore Comic-Con will be held September 8-9, 2012. For more information, please visit


Los Angeles, CA – (AUGUST 29, 2012) –– 3DFF, the world’s largest all-digital 3D Film, Music, and Interactive Festival, celebrates its fifth anniversary at its new location inside Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14, with additional activities taking place at the JW Marriott Los Angeles, L.A. LIVE, The Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles, Club Nokia, The Conga Room and The GRAMMY Museum, all located within the L.A. LIVE sports and entertainment district in downtown Los Angeles.  The three-day festival, presented by RealD, 3net and LG Electronics, opens Thursday, September 20th with multiple world premiere red carpet screening events starting at 8pm and 10pm, inside Regal Cinema L.A. LIVE Stadium 14’s luxurious 800-seat Premiere House Theater. The Opening Night Gala event takes place at L.A. LIVE’s Club Nokia later that evening following the World Premiere screening of the highly anticipated thriller SPIDERS 3D, directed by Tibor Tackács presented by Millennium Films/Nu Image.
During the multi-day event, 3DFF honors several music industry and cinema legends, including Quincy Jones and Montreux Jazz Festival Founder Claude Nobs, both of whom co-star in the World Premiere of 3DFF’s Opening Night Documentary Film, EXPERIENCE MONTREUX in 3D. This groundbreaking film invites viewers to experience the Montreux Jazz Festival and the legend of Europe’s most famous contemporary music capital, and features a classic lineup of live performances and interviews from over fifteen jazz, contemporary and indie artists, including: Angelique Kidjo; Broken Bells; Elvis Costello; Herbie Hancock; Joe BonamassaLeszek Mozdzer, The Maccabees; Macadam Jazz bandMarcia Castro; Martina Topley BirdMassive Attack; Mumford and Sons; Nas & Damian Marley; Sophie Hunger; and Yacht. The film has been heralded as the best 3D music film ever produced and it is a must-see for any 3D enthusiast or music fan.
“Director David Barnard captured a mix of visual elements and Montreux charm by combining the energy and spirit of Montreux in a wonderfully immersive stereoscopic world. The film embraces the 3D medium and makes the viewer feel like they are in the front row of the concert,” commented GRAMMY Award Winning Producer Sheira Rees-Davies, one of the producers on the film along with Frank Dreyer, who spearheaded the project in cooperation with HELLO! and The Dream Factory for Nagra/Kudelski GroupEagle Rock Entertainment and The Montreux Jazz Festival.
The 3D team behind the project also captured two additional 3D concert films during the Montreux Jazz Festival, both of which will also World Premiere at 3DFF as part of a special collaboration with The GRAMMY Museum and their Clive Davis Theater.  Each one-hour film, QUINCY JONES AND THE GLOBAL GUMBO ALLSTARS LIVE IN MONTREUX 3D and HERBIE HANCOCK THE IMAGINE PROJECT LIVE IN MONTREUX 3D will screen continuously through the Festival for 3DFF attendees and GRAMMY Museum patrons alike.
On Closing Night, Saturday, September 22, at The GRAMMY Museum and The Conga Room at L.A. LIVE, 3DFF and AEG will honor music legend Quincy Jones, who will perform with his Global Gumbo Allstars Band, which is comprised of some of the most talented musicians and performers in the world. The event also includes a 3DFF Screening of the Quincy Jones-produced WE ARE THE WORLD FOR HAITI 25 BEHIND THE SCENES DOCUMENTARY in 3D presented by AEG featuring the late Michael Jackson.
Reprising his role as Celebrity Host of the Festival for a third year is actor/director Thomas Jane (Hung), who commented, “The art of 3D Filmmaking continues to grow, & 3DFF is humbled and honored to host multiple film and music legends at this year’s event along with their exciting new 3D movies, which are some of the best natively shot indie-3D films that the Festival has ever seen in its lineup.  We wish all the 3DFF Filmmakers this year best of luck in the competition and we encourage you to continue making great 3D content.”
The complete slate of all sixty 3DFF films will be published in coming weeks.
Additional Presenting Sponsors include Dreamfactory3D3opolis, VERNational CineMedia, AEG, Network Live, Regal Cinemas, Idea Giants, Principal Media, 3net and Best Events with support from Fandango, NVIDIAMarketsaw.comKoziak ProductionsBVGPRJade Productions, Deluxe, StereoD, New Wave Entertainment,, Libra Group, Luxe Hotels, Fantastic Fest, Alamo Draft House, The Advocate, Out in 3DParty Truck Game Center, ACL Live, Stock3DPhotos.comGen Audio, LA Metro, Living Social, Amoeba Music, UltraD, INGRI:DAHL , Raw Studios, The 3D Academy of Stereoscopic Arts & Sciences, and Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.
Doors for the Opening Night 8:00p.m. screening at Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14’s Premiere House will open at 6:30p.m. for a 7:00p.m. (PDT) start time for the new one-hour 3DFF Pre Show Program, which will feature a roundup of sneak preview clips and trailers from almost every major Hollywood studio including: Sony Pictures Animation, 20th Century Fox, Paramount Pictures, Open Road Films, DreamWorks Animation, The Weinstein Company, Lionsgate, Focus Features, and more. The Pre Show Program will also feature the World Premiere of Katy Perry’s Wide Awake Music Video in 3D; plus footage from Sony Pictures Animation’s HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA (the film opens nationwide in 3D and regular theaters September 28); Warner Bros’ trailer from Peter Jackson’s THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY; and a 3D Tribute to the night’s honorees.
For late-night movie fans, on opening night be sure to catch the Midnight Screening of DREDD 3D, presented by Lionsgate and Regal Cinemas. Please note that tickets to DREDD 3D at Midnight on September 20th can only be purchased at the Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14 Box Office or online through *3DFF badges will not be accepted for this screening. 
3D game enthusiasts will want to be sure to stop by the LG 3D Game Truck which will be parked outside the Regal Cinemas  L.A. LIVE Stadium 14 from 5:00p.m. to 10:00p.m. on Opening Night, and from 12:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Each lounge will be outfitted as an ultimate at-home theater with the latest 3D movie trailers and games. LG Electronics will also present five different CINEMA 3D TV and Game Lounges inside L.A. LIVE during the 3DFFLook for the LG CINEMA 3D TV and Game Lounge displays at Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14, The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles, JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE, The Conga Room, Club Nokia, and The GRAMMY Museum during the Festival’s regular hours of operation, which are as follows: 
The GRAMMY Museum:
Thursday, September 20th 11:30am to 2:30pm
Friday, September 21st 11:30am to 7:30pm
Saturday, September 22nd 10:00am to 7:30pm
 All other venues:
 Thursday, September 20th 5:00pm to 2:00am
Friday, September 21st 12:00pm to 2:00am
Saturday, September 22nd 9:00am to 2:00am
 L.A. LIVE discounted parking rate of $10 for ALL DAY parking for 3DFF attendees is located in the West Garage via Gate G.  Please note that the $10 parking fee will be collected at time of entry. Save time and money plus get special 3DFF discounts when you take the LA METRO transit system. Bring your L.A. Metro Card to the 3DFF Box Office to learn more.
 Ticket prices range from $10 to $100 and can be purchased in advance online at 3DFF will operate a Box Office at L.A. LIVE from Sept 16 to 20 inside the L.A. LIVE West Garage. For additional information please visit us online at or contact a representative at the number provided below.
Lady Death is Baltimore Bound and Ready to Rock

Show exclusives by Greg Capullo and Joseph Michael Linsner!
Get 'Em Signed!
LD_JW1_Heavy_Duty.png BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - August 30, 2012 - Coffin Comics announced today Lady Death creator Brian Pulido's guest appearance at the upcoming Baltimore Comic-Con 2012, taking place September 8-9, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland. To commemorate this event, three new Lady Death exclusives will be unveiled, with smoking hot covers by fellow attendees Greg Capullo (Batman, Spawn) and Joseph Michael Linsner (Dawn)!
 In true heavy metal fashion, Lady Death: Judgment War #1 - Heavy Duty Edition features cover art by Greg Capullo and is enhanced with seven 1/4" heavy metal spikes and is limited to just 99 serially LD_JW1_Blood_Red_Sky.pngnumbered copies. Lady Death: Judgment War #1 - Blood Red Skies Edition, art by Capullo and limited to 199 serially numbered copies, features a cardstock cover. "Greg and I share a love of heavy metal and Judas Priest," Pulido says. "These editions, named after classic Judas Priest songs, commemorate that."
LD_Trib1_Blood_Beach.pngAlso premiering is Lady Death: Tribulation #1 - Blood Beach Edition, featuring a Joseph Michael Linsner cover and limited 199 serially numbered copies. "Back in the day, Linsner showed me the path and inspired me to publish comics," Pulido admits. It's an honor to have him contributing to the Lady Death legend."
Lady Death creator Brian Pulido, Greg Capullo and Joseph Michael Linsner will be available for signing at Baltimore Comic-Con 2012.
Pricing and Availability
In addition to convention availability, preorders are being accepted on a first come, first serve basis at Pricing is $40.00 for Heavy Duty, $40.00 for Blood Red Skies, and $20.00 for Blood Beach. All exclusives ship September 12, 2012.
About Coffin Comics
Coffin Comics is a boutique publishing company, founded in September 2007, owned and operated by Chaos! Comics founder and Lady Death creator Brian Pulido. Coffin is dedicated to creating authentically rare, hand crafted limited edition books and assorted items for the discerning collector. For more information, please visit
Contact: Nick Gallegos, Media Relations,

Tickets are now available for VIP GOLD, VIP, and General Admission at the Baltimore Comic-Con!

Buy your convention tickets and save time at the show! -
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I'll See You In Baltimore 2012This year's confirmed guests for the show including: Guest of Honor, Stan "The Man" Lee (Saturday only!); Neal Adams (First X-Men, Baman:  Odyssey); Jason Adams (Sculptor); Josh Adams (Doctor Who, Sherlock); Dave Aikins (SpongeBob and Dora the Explorer children's books illustrator); Ken Bald (Golden Age Timely/Marvel Artist); Marty Baumann (Pixar artist); Brian Bolland (Dial H, Cover Story: The DC Comics Art of Brian Bolland); Tom Brevoort (Avengers); Harold Buchholz (Archie Comics); Mark Buckingham (Fables, Doctor Who); Jim Calafiore (Secret Six); Frank Cammuso (Knights of the Lunch Table, Otto's Orange Day); Greg Capullo (Batman, Spawn); Richard Case (Artist Alley Comics, Doom Patrol); Tommy Castillo (Grimm Fairy Tales); Bernard Chang (DC Comics Presents, War of the Green Lanterns); Jo Chen (Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight - Saturday only!); Sean Chen (Steel, Avengers Academy, Voltron); Jim Cheung (Avengers vs. X-Men, AVX VS., Spider-Men);Cliff Chiang (Wonder Woman); Frank Cho (Avengers vs. X-Men, Liberty Meadows); Mike Choi (Fantastic Four, Demon Knights, Captain Atom); Steve Conley (Bloop webcomic; Amanda Conner (Before Watchmen:  Silk Spectre); Geof Darrow (Shaolin Cowboy); Lar deSouza (Looking For Group, Least I Could Do); Todd Dezago (Perhapanauts); Dan Didio (O.M.A.C.); Eryk Donovan (SEQAPUNCH anthology, 'Ringo Scholarship Recipient); Joe Eisma (Morning Glories); Garth Ennis (The Shadow, Hellblazer, Preacher, The Boys); Rich Faber (Roboy Red); Ray Fawkes (One Soul); Joshua Hale Fialkov (I, Vampire, Echoes, Last of the Greats); David Finch (Batman:  The Dark Knight); Anthony Fleecs (In My Lifetime); Francesco Francavilla (The Black Beetle, Swamp Thing, Captain America and Black Widow); Franco (Tiny Titans, Superman Family Adventures); John Gallagher (Buzzboy); SL Gallant (G.I. Joe); Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman); Bryan J.L. Glass (Mice Templar); Mike Gold (Editor, DC Comics, Co-Founder and Editor First Comics); Jimmy Gownley (Amelia Rules!); Dan Green (Amazing Spider-Man, Wonder Woman, Legion of Super-Heroes); Randy Green (Artist Alley Comics, Witchblade); Brad Guigar (Evil Inc.); Gene Ha (Justice League); Larry Hama (G.I. Joe, Wolverine, The 'Nam); Cully Hamner (Action Comics); Scott Hanna (Green Lantern Corps); Dean Haspiel (Billy Dogma, ACT-I-VATE, Trip City); Marc Hempel (Sandman, Gregory, Blood of the Innocent); Eric Henson (Perhapanauts : Danger Down Under); Greg Horn (Max Payne, Avengers DK, Avengers Academy); Jason Horn (Ninjasaur); Jamal Igle (KISS, Supergirl, The Ray); Chris Ivy (Hero Comics, Army of Darkness); J.G. Jones (Wanted, Doc Savage); Justin Jordan (Shadowman), Chris Kemple (Artist Alley Comics, Negative Burn); Denis Kitchen (Kitchen Sink Press); Barry Kitson (Captain America, Iron Man, Fantastic Four); Roger Langridge (Snarked, Popeye, The Muppets, Thor the Mighty Avenger); Greg LaRocque (Web of Spider-Man, The Avengers, Legion of Super Heroes); Erik Larsen (Savage Dragon); Janet Lee (Return of the Dapper Men); Norman Lee (Uncanny X-Men, New Mutants, Wolverine and the X-Men); Jeff Lemire (Sweet Tooth, Justice League Dark, Animal Man, Essex County); Paul Levitz (DC Comics, Legion of Super Heroes); Joe Linsner (Dawn); David Mack (Kabuki); Kevin Maguire (World's Finest); Mark Mariano (Happyloo); Laura Martin (Avengers vs. X-Men, Captain America, 100 Penny Press: The Rocketeer); Ron Marz (Artifacts, Voodoo); Bob McLeod (DC Comics Presents: Wonder Woman); Carla Speed McNeil (Finder); Pop Mhan (Gears of War, Blank, Ender's Game); Mark Morales (Avengers vs. X-Men); Dave Nestler (Salem's Daughter: The Haunting, Grimm Fairy Tales); Jamar Nicholas (Leon: Protector of the Playground); Cary Nord (X-O Manowar, Conan); Jimmy Palmiotti (All-Star Western); Dan Parent (Archie, Veronica, Kevin Keller); Dan Parsons (Star Wars artist); Andrew Pepoy (Fables, The Simpsons, Simone & Ajax); David Petersen (Mouse Guard); Brandon Peterson (Uncanny X-Men, Ultimates Comics Ultimates); Khoi Pham (X-Men); Paul Pope (THB, Adventure Time); Eric Powell (The Goon); Brian Pulido (Lady Death); Frank Quitely (All Star Superman, Batman & Robin); Mike Raicht (Stuff of Legend, Infestation: G.I. Joe, Dark Shadows); Tom Raney (Suicide Squad, Incredible Hulk, Avengers Academy); Joe Rivera (Daredevil); Paolo Rivera (Daredevil); John Romita, Jr. (Avengers Vs. X-Men); Don Rosa (Uncle Scrooge); Craig Rousseau (Perhapanauts, Marvel Super-Heroes); Joe Rubinstein (Agent Marc Sanders, Green Hornet Golden Age Remastered); Andy Runton (Owly); Christophe Ryder (Dames in the Atomic Age); Scott Christian Sava (The Dreamland Chronicles); Alex Saviuk (STAN LEE's MIGHTY 7); Stuart Sayger (Infestation 2: 30 Days of Night One-Shot); Matteo Scalera (Secret Avengers, Irredeemable, Valen the Outcast, Wolverine & the X-Men); Louise Simonson (Rocketeer Adventures, Power Pack); Walter Simonson (Thor, Legion of Super-Heroes, Avengers); Scott Snyder (Batman, Severed, Swamp Thing); John K. Snyder III (Zorro Rides Again); Nicky Soh (LIQUID CITY, 'Ringo Scholarship Recipient); Ryan Sohmer (Looking For Group, Least I Could Do); Mark Sparacio (Liberty Girl, Omega Paradox, Jonah Hex); Chris Sparks (Team Cul de Sac); Jim Starlin (Infinity Gauntlet, Dreadstar, Captain Marvel); Brian Stelfreeze (ICE); Roger Stern (Hulk Smash Avengers, The Captain America Corps); Paul Storrie (Twisted Journeys, Sheena: Queen of the Jungle); Karl Story (Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9); Robert Tinnell (Flesh & Blood, EZ Street, Wicked West); Peter Tomasi (Batman and Robin); Herb Trimpe (G.I. Joe, Wolverine); Tim Truman (Hawken, Grimjack); Billy Tucci (A Child Is Born, Shi); Fred Van Lente (Archer & Armstrong), Robert Venditti (X-O Manowar, Surrogates); Neil Vokes (Flesh And Blood, The Dark Forest); Dave Wachter (Night of 1000 Wolves); Matt Wagner (Tower Chronicles, Mage, Grendel); Mark Waid (Daredevil, Incorruptible, Irredeemable); Matt Webb (Flesh and Blood, John Byrne's Next Men, Zombie Tales); Mark Wheatley (Frankenstein Mobster, Fables, Blood of the Innocent); Matt Wieringo ('Ringo Scholarship Fund); Rich Woodall (Artist Alley Comics, Johnny Raygun); Bernie Wrightson (Frankenstein); Kelly Yates (Dr. Who: A Fairytale Life, Amber Atoms); Thom Zahler (Love and Capes); Chrissie Zullo (Cinderella, Fables).

In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our website, Twitter, and Facebook pages.

This year's Baltimore Comic-Con will be held September 8-9, 2012. Convention hours are Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM and Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM. The ceremony and banquet for the Harvey Awards will be held Saturday night, September 8th.