Press Release Stan Lee, the legendary comic book writer, editor, actor, producer, publisher, and current Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of POW! Entertainment, today announced that he will make a special appearance at Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, January 28-29, 2012, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Lee, a member of both the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame and the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame, will be on site on Saturday, Jan. 28 to meet fans, sign autographs and pose for photographs. Special VIP packages will be available.
Or – “This One Is In My “Stuff That Makes Me Cry” Shortbox…” There’s a certain magic to comics books that is seldom found in other media, a combination of the written word and a pictoral image that often amplifies both to a higher level. Sure, you can watch a movie over and over, but you can’t pore over each lavish image for as long as you want, and it’s nigh-impossible to catch every nuance of language. Likewise, prose novels may have epic language and story potential, but sometimes the author has to labor to try and explain to you
Here’s something that makes a whole lot of sense; your company is letting people go left and right, you cancel and/or postpone Wizard World Texas and Wizard World Los Angeles, so you go out and purchase the Big Apple Convention.Â To make matters even more confusing, Gareb Shamus is moving the show to October 16 – 18, 2009, which just so happens to be the same month that the New York Comic Con had announced it is moving to.Â If Shamus and Wizard wanted to stir up a hornet’s nest of publicity on a slow news day, it certainly succeeded
Diamond Select Toys has announced a brand new six-inch bust of Zombie Spider-Man. It’s not a full body sculpt, but rather just the top half of the undead wall crawler that is sure to give the kiddies nightmares. This is one gruesome looking statue for fans of the Marvel Zombies series. Sculpted by Rudy Garcia and limited to only 600 pieces, this six-inch bust will be available exclusively through Wizard Entertainment’s Toyfare magazine. Each bust will also feature a hand-numbered base with matching box and Certificate of Authenticity. Well, looks like I won’t be getting this one, as it will
Marvel landed forty-seven nominations in the Wizard Fan Awards. The final awards will be announced at Wizard World Chicago, August 9-12. There is a lot of good work being nominated this year, and I’m split in many of the categories. You can vote online now at Wizard’s website. If you are so inclined, take the jump to see the complete list of nominees.
Here is the New Comic Release list for comics scheduled to be in stores January 03, 2007. There may be items on this list that are not shipped at the last minute, or new material may be added. Check with your local retailer for more details. Thanks to Collector’s Pair of Dice and Diamond Comics Distributors for assisting in the building of this list. This list was last updated January 03, 2007.
I love how companies spin it when someone is ousted from a company. In the case of Wizard Entertainment, they claim staffing changes have been made with Editor-in-Chief Pat McCallum parting ways with the company. How nice of them to spin it that way. In a nutshell McCallum, a founding member of the magazine, was let go, fired, deep-sixed, or whatever other word you want to use to tell the tale. According to Wizard president and COO Fred Pierce, “In an effort to grow the company and evolve with our customers, Wizard has made a number of aggressive changes over
Here is the New Comic Release list for comics scheduled to be in stores August 23, 2006. There may be items on this list that are not shipped at the last minute, or new material may be added. Check with your local retailer for more details. Thanks to Collector’s Pair of Dice for assisting in the building of this list. This list was last updated August 22, 2006
Wizard wants it all? Apparently so. Interestingly, not a week after San Diego Comic-Con International, Wizard Entertainment (publishers of many comic and toy related publications) announced they will host a comic convention in the ATL (that’s Atlanta, GA for you who are in the dark). This is both good news and bad news.