Saturday’s MCM Manchester Comic Con enjoyed a record number of visitors, with more than 11,300 gamers, sci-fi fans, anime aficionados and comic collectors flocking through the doors of Manchester Central – almost double the attendance of last year’s inaugural event.
At Comic-Con International 2012 in San Diego, Diamond Select Toys launched their latest original property, Battle Beasts, across multiple platforms, including toys, comics, animation and music. Each release of the weekend showcased a different aspect of the Battle Beasts brand that will make it a property to watch out for in the coming months.
PLB Comics will have an exclusive variant cover of Gideon & Sebastian: Predators and Prey #2 just for Baltimore Comic-Con. Gideon & Sebastian: Predators and Prey follows the exploits of Father Gideon West, a grizzled Vampire-hunting priest who is haunted by a horrific past, and Sebastian, a happy-go-lucky Vampire bitten in his prime who has volunteered to help the Vatican exterminate the Vampire menace. This odd couple rip through vamps while constantly taking jabs at one another, all the while harboring a grudging respect for each other.
There was so much news coming out of the San Diego Comic-Con that even a week later, we are still getting news of announcements made at the show. Zenescope Entertainment had a few bits of information to share at the con, including the announcement about an upcoming television series.
Comics legend Stan Lee, pop culture icon William Shatner, WWE® Superstar CM Punk® and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” star Eliza Dushku headline the celebrity roster as Wizard World Ohio Comic Con returns to the Greater Columbus Convention Center, September 28-30. They will be joined by many of the world’s greatest comics creators, exhibitors and thousands of fans in a celebration of all things pop culture in an expanded format, which now includes a preview on Friday evening and two full weekend days.
Star Wars actors Jeremy Bulloch and Dickey Beer, Kung Fu legend Jim Kelly, former Power Ranger Jason David Frank, and comics legend Joe Kubert are just some of the great guests attendees can see during panels at The Great Allentown Comic Con’s SUMMER MEGA SHOW event in August!
The Baltimore Comic-Con is happy to announce the addition of Mark Buckingham to the “British Invasion” taking place at this year’s show, which will be held on September 8-9, 2012 at the Baltimore Convention Center. Buckingham joins already-announced British creators Brian Bolland and Barry Kitson for the 13th annual show.
During the San Diego Comic-Con, Star Wars fans were given a first look at Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 5. LucasFilm sent Major Spoilers two of the clips that were shown at the show, that you can check out, after the jump.
In what has become an annual tradition, Sunday, August 12, is Kids Day at Wizard World Chicago Comic Con. From face painting, a Ghostbusters reading, arts and crafts, ballon artists, a special Bubble Show, kids costume contest, Wizard World Kids Passport program and more, there are activities all day (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.) for the 10-and-under set.