This week a new version of DC’s Direct Currents free quarterly periodical arrived in comics shops, taking its place alongside Marvel’s Free Previews to provide information about upcoming titles from that company. In this era of Internet instantaneous communication, including Facebook and Twitter, why produce a slick, four-color, glossy publication about your products? There are good and bad sides to this, so let me explore some of them.
Marvel Comics & Wizard World Reveal ‘God of Thunder #25’ Exclusive Variant Cover By Tom Raney For Nashville Comic Con
Press Release Marvel Comics and Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) today revealed the latest edition of its 2014 series of exclusive variant covers of the best Marvel titles with the unveiling of God of Thunder #25, drawn by noted artist Tom Raney. VIP attendees at the Wizard World Nashville Comic Con, September 26-28 at the Music City Center, will receive a free copy of the limited-edition book at registration.
Hot on the heals of Wizard World Philly 2010, Gareb Shamus has announced the dates for next year’s convention. Press release follows: In the midst of an overwhelmingly successful 2010 Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, Wizard Entertainment CEO Gareb Shamus today announced that the event will return to the Pennsylvania Convention Center, June 10-12, 2011.
Press Release Diamond Comic Distributors and Wizard Entertainment announced today a renewal of its strategic partnership, with several new initiatives planned for 2010. The first event for both companies will be tied to Wizardâ€™s Philadelphia Comic Con, with Diamond hosting a trade only event for retailers.
It makes me really happy to read about groups and organizations coming to the aid of comic creators who have fallen on some hard times.Â John Ostrander has been suffering from glaucoma for years, and a recent round of highly expensive surgeries have found the comic writer in a bit of financial trouble, as his insurance won’t pay for the corrective surgery. At the 2009 Chicago Comic-Con, we’ve joined forced with Wizard Entertainment to hold a charity auction the evening of Saturday August 8th. Our goal is to raise sufficient funds to help cover the costs of John’s treatments and
This week was an incredibly busy one, but still there were moments that brought new information to the forefront.Â Hereâ€™s our rundown of cool things you may have missed during the week. Batman really should be an HBO series Rodrigo, Matthew, and Stephen think recording a D&D Session might be fun – or it might suck. The Major Spoilers Crew reviews DC’s Identity Crisis Marvel tries to top DCâ€™s Gotham City Sirens with Marvel Divas You can lick the Simpsons before they lick you Oddly, troubled Wizard owner Gareb Shamus buys the Big Apple Con The first look at the
I was super pleased with all the entries we received for the 2008 Major Spoilers Costume Contest.Â Since then, many of our contestents went on to enter costumes contests from “other” publishers.Â Allen Hansard entered with his Spider-Man costume, and won the Wizard Costume Contest and the YouTube Costume Contest as well. His brother just dropped off a pic of Allen atop the Empire State Building. Too Cool!Â Thanks for sending this pic our way Adam! Take the jump to see Allen’s YouTube entry.