HEROESCON FANTASTIC 40TH, JUNE 24-26 :: WAIT…WHAT?! ANOTHER FEATURED GUEST LIST UPDATE!

May 14, 2022 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, Feast Your Eyes, Guest List, HeroesCon, HeroesCon News, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, This Just In

HeroesCon 2022 EVEN MORE

Featured Guests Updates!

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We’ve done it AGAIN!!

We’ve ADDED EVEN MORE Featured Guest Announcements to the Fantastic 40th Anniversary Heroes Convention this June 24-26!

If you haven’t bought your tickets for this year’s show…what are you waiting for?!

Get your tickets TODAY!

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TODAY’S FEATURED GUEST ANNOUNCEMENT:

MARK BAGLEY | AA-TBA
Amazing Spider-Man, New Warriors, Thunderbolts, Venom Lethal Protector
PAT BRODERICK | AA-TBA
Green Lantern, Micronauts, Nibiru and the Legend of the Anunnaki
CHRIS BRUNNER | AA-TBA
Who Was the Greatest? Muhammad Ali, Amazing Spider-Man, Bitter Root
GREG BURNHAM | AA-TBA
The Search For Sadiqah, Broken Glass, Grandpa’s Shoes, Tuskegee Heirs
FRANCESCA FANTINI | AA-TBA
Stake, Artemis and The Assassin, A Man Among Ye
BRANDON PETERSON | AA-TBA
Superman, Titans, Green Lantern
ROBERT POTCHAK | AA-TBA
Junior High Horrors, Immortal, and X-Liefelds
PAT QUINN | AA-TBA
Cryptopia, G.I.Joe, The Phantom, Necrotic
BUDD ROOT | AA-TBA
Cavewoman
SCOTT ROSEMA | AA-TBA
Space Ghost, Batman Animated, X-Men Adventures, Solar
ALEX SAVIUK | AA-TBA
Spider-Man newspaper strip, Web of Spider-Man, The Phantom, Green Lantern
JOSEPH SCHMALKE | AA-TBA
Calamitous Black Devils, Eternal Decent, Electric Black 2019
LOUISE SIMONSON | AA-TBA
New Mutants, Conan, Power Pack, Steel, Superman: The Man of Steel, X-Factor
WALT SIMONSON | AA-TBA
Fantastic Four, Manhunter, Metal Men, Orion, Ragnarok, Star Wars, Thor, X-Factor
ANDY SMITH | AA-TBA
Demi-God, Thanos, X-Men, Wolverine, Superman, Batman
GAVIN SMITH | AA-TBA
Star Trek: the Mirror War, Dead Legends, Heavy Metal, Ghost in the Shell
JOHNDELL SNEAD | AA-TBA
Robyn Hood, Grimm Fairy Tales, Back to the Future, Rez
MAIKA SOZO | AA-TBA
DC Comics, Image Comics, Riot Games
CHRIS SPARKS | AA-TBA
Team Cul de Sac
KEVIN STOKES | AA-TBA
Stan Lee/NHL’s Guardian Project, DC’s New 52 Secret Origins: Deadman
KARL STORY | AA-TBA
Inker: Star Wars covers w/C. Sprouse, Star Wars: High Republic, The Mandalorian
MARC THOMAS | AA-TBA
Phileas Reid Knows We’re Not Alone, The Monstrous Adventures of Beowulf
BILLY TUCCI | AA-TBA
SHI, A Child Is Born
CHRIS UMINGA | AA-TBA
Batman’s Mystery Casebook
DEXTER VINES | AA-TBA
Civil War, Old Man Logan, Superman/Batman, Crime Syndicate
DOUG WAGNER | AA-TBA
Vinyl, Plastic, Narco, The Ride, Thomas River, Yumi: Spy Fatale, Baddie Royale
MICHAEL WATKINS | AA-TBA
Transformers, Marvel Sketch Cards, Sonic The Hedgehog
GREGBO WATSON | AA-TBA
Vampirella, Alice in Wonderland, Grimm Fairy Tales, Grimm Tales of Terror
LARRY WATTS | AA-TBA
Army of Darkness, Evil Dead 2, Robyn Hood
MATT WEBB | AA-TBA
Flesh and Blood, John Byrne’s Next Men, Hawkman, Star Trek
KAREN WHITFIELD | AA-TBA
The Bronze Age Batgirl
JEREMY WHITLEY | AA-TBA
Unstoppable Wasp, Princeless, School for Extraterrestrial Girls
MATT WIERINGO | AA-TBA
Ringo Scholarship
KELLY WILLIAMS | AA-TBA
Metaphase, Creepy, This Nightmare Kills Fascists
MARCUS WILLIAMS | AA-TBA
Tuskegee Heirs: Flames of Destiny, Hero Cats of Stellar City
MATT WILSON | AA-TBA
The Wicked + The Divine, Thor, Black Cloud, Paper Girls, Captain America
NOLAN WOODARD | AA-TBA
Amazing Spider-Man, Fantastic Four: Life Story, Darth Maul, Thrawn, Obi-Wan
JK WOODWARD | AA-TBA
Star Trek: City on the Edge of Forever, Fallen Angel, X-Men Origins: Beast
JOHN “WAKI” WYCOUGH | AA-TBA
Star Wars, G.I.Joe, Doctor Who, Transformers, Fear Itself, Chaos War
KELLY YATES | AA-TBA
Doctor Who, Amber Atoms, MonstHer
THOM ZAHLER | AA-TBA
Cupid’s Arrows, Time and Vine, Love and Capes, Warning Label, My Little Pony
ANNA ZHUO | AA-TBA
Mercy, Vampirella, Lady Death, Unnatural
CHRISSIE ZULLO | AA-TBA
Gwenverse, She-Hulk, Silk, Star Wars: Forces of Destiny, Fables, Fairest

 

THIS PAST WEDNESDAY’S FEATURED GUEST ANNOUNCEMENT:

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DAVE AIKINS | AA-TBA
Spongebob, Blue’s Clues, Dora, Paw Patrol
JEREMY BASTIAN | AA-TBA
Cursed Pirate Girl
ANDY BENNETT | AA-TBA
Vampire: the Masquerade, The Phantom, Kolchak the Night Stalker
CRAIG BOLDMAN | AA-TBA
Archie Comics, Jughead, Tailipoe!, Cap’n Catnip, Superman
AARON CAMPBELL | AA-TBA
West of Sundown, John Constantine Hellblazer, Vampire The Masquerade
VIC CARRABOTTA | SUNDAY ONLY | AA-TBA
Golden Age Artist for Atlas Comics and Marvel Comics
AMY CHU | AA-TBA
Poison Ivy: Cycle of Life and Death
STEVE CONLEY | AA-TBA
The Middle Age, Astounding Space Thrills, Star Trek
AMANDA CONNER | AA-TBA
Harley Quinn, Powergirl, Vampirella, Silk Spectre, The PRO
JAMIE COSLEY | AA-TBA
Star Wars Insider Magazine, BlueScar the Barbarian
KEVIN CUFFE | AA-TBA
Metalshark Bro, Ninja Nuns, Spirit of 666, Dust Pirates
DOUG DABBS | AA-TBA
The Ride: Burning Desire, Holliday, Resurrection
RICH DAVIS | AA-TBA
Cult of Dracula, Rise of Dracula
RICK DAVIS | AA-TBA
Charlton Comics, DC Comics, Marvel Comics
J. ROBERT DEANS | AA-TBA
Shakes the Cow, The Bear From AUNT, Mighty Hippofartamus
SAM “KIDLET” DEANS | AA-TBA
Dean Family Productions
MICHAEL DOONEY | AA-TBA
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Grimm Fairy Tales, Gizmo
DAN DOUGHERTY | AA-TBA
Beardo, Touching Evil, Floppy Cop, A Thousand No’s, Do You Speak Fish
NICK DRAGOTTA | AA-TBA
East of West, Ghost Cage
JEFF EDWARDS | AA-TBA
GI JOE, Transformers, Warlock 5, TMNT, Syphon
SCOTT FOGG | AA-TBA
The Fundamentals, Phileas Reid
CRAIG GILMORE | AA-TBA
Morbius The Living Vampire, Justice League International, Aquaman
STEPHEN GREEN | AA-TBA
The Legacy of Luther Strode, Dark Horse Presents
MIKE GRELL | AA-TBA
Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Batman, Iron Man, X-Men Forever, Jon Sable
GAVIN GUIDRY | AA-TBA
Captain America: The Ghost Army, TMNT, Beast Wars, Going to the Chapel
JOHN HAIRSTON JR. | AA-TBA
All City Studios
BOB HALL | AA-TBA
West Coast Avengers, Shadowman, The Champions
SCOTT HANNA | FRIDAY AND SATURDAY ONLY | AA-TBA
Amazing Spider-ManGuardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man, Batman, X-Men
JOHN HARTNESS | AA-TBA
Quincy Harker Series, The Black Knight Chronicle, Bubba the Monster Hunter
JONATHAN HEDRICK | AA-TBA
The Recount, Freakshow Knight, The Space Cadet, Quicksand, Capable
JOHN HITCHCOCK | AA-TBA
DEAR JOHN: The Alex Toth Doodle Book, Front Row Section D
MARK IRWIN | AA-TBA
Detective Comics, Green Lantern, Hypernaturals
CASEY JONES | AA-TBA
Nightwing, Fantastic Four, Excalibur
RON JOSEPH | AA-TBA
GI Joe: A Real American Hero, Revolutionaries, Micronauts: Wrath of Karza
JODY LEHEUP | AA-TBA
Shirtless Bear-Fighter, The Weather Man
JEFFREY ALAN LOVE | AA-TBA
Notes From The Shadowed City, Cover Artist For DC, Image and Marvel Comics
JAMES “DOODLE” LYLE | AA-TBA
SPARK, Domino Lady Pulp Illustrations
JOSE MARZAN | AA-TBA
Y: The Last Man, Superman, The Flash, Batgirl, House of Mystery
JUSTIN MASON | AA-TBA
Spider-Punk, Rogues’ Gallery, TMNT, The Last Ronin, Radiant Black
BILL McKAY | AA-TBA
Zombie Tramp, Lady Death, Kim the Delusional
JASON MOORE | AA-TBA
Elvira, Batman Haunted Gotham, Spider-man Osborn Journal, G.I. Joe, MotU
DREW MOSS | AA-TBA
Star Wars Adventures, The crow, Copperhead, Vampirella/Red Sonja
MICAH MYERS | AA-TBA
2021 Ringo Nominee, Urban Animal, Chained to the Grave, Olympia
JIMMY PALMIOTTI | AA-TBA
Harley Quinn, Jonah Hex, Painkiller Jane, Batwing, Paperfilms
DAN PARENT | AA-TBA
Archie, Betty and Veronica. Die Kitty Die, Vampirella, Red Sonja, Batman 66
JAMES PASCOE | AA-TBA
Azrael, Empire, Batman/Punisher, Superman, Thor, Gambit, Legion, Titans
DAVID PETERSEN | AA-TBA
Mouse Guard, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dark Crystal, Wind in the Willows

See the 2022 HeroesCon,
FULL FEATURED GUEST LIST HERE!

Check out our INDIE ISLAND GUEST LIST HERE!

We have more announcements still to come! Stay tuned to our weekly Newsletter for updates!!

*CANCELLATIONS:
The following creators are unable to attend the Heroes Convention this year, but we look forward to seeing them at our 2023 show!
Eric Canete
Tom DeFalco
Tommy Lee Edwards
Casey Jones

Andy Runton
Larry Stroman 

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STAFF PICKS :: TRANSFORMERS VS. G.I. JOE #1 (AND MORE!) :: JULY 23, 2014

July 21, 2014 By: Seth Peagler Category: DISCUSS, Staff Picks

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SETH’S PICKS: The week of San Diego Comic Con is always one where publishers unload lots of big titles. This week is no exception. In fact, there are so many notable titles that I couldn’t limit my Staff Pick to a mere single book. Let the lightning round begin!

1) Transformers vs. G.I. Joe #1: As with most ’80s children, I loved both of these toy-cartoon-comics. The adult in me, however, hasn’t paid much attention to either franchise. Leave it to writer/artist Tom Scioli to be the creator to pull me back in. Aside from Scioli’s always impressive Kirby-inspired art, I must say that it was his obvious enthusiasm for this project that he displayed in conversation at HeroesCon that makes this the book I’m most looking forward to this week. transgij1

2) Street Angel HC: Jim Rugg is a creator whose work always demands attention. Though this is a new repackaging of Street Angel, it’s printed in a larger format than the original collection. If comics can do with more of anything, it’s larger Jim Rugg art. Plus, since this new collection is brought to you by Adhouse Books, you know it’ll be a handsome publication. streetangel2

3) Avengers 100th Anniversary Special: James Stokoe writes and draws this one shot. It features future versions of Doctor Strange, Beta Ray Bill and Rogue. That’s about all you need to know about this one. If for some reason you aren’t familiar with Stokoe’s Orc Stain and Wonton Soup, here’s your opportunity to discover a comics giant-in-the-making.

4) Ragnarok #1: This is Walt Simonson’s new creator owned project for IDW. It happens to be a Norse-themed book, which we all know Simonson to excel at. I could go on, but do you really need another reason to look at this besides Simonson?

5) Supreme: Blue Rose #1: Warren Ellis writes this new chapter of the Supreme saga. While that alone will be enough to entice some readers, the art is provided by Tula Lotay. Some of you may not be familiar with her beautiful work, but you will be soon enough. Don’t forget that Lotay will be signing at Heroes next Tuesday, July 29, so make sure to pick up your copy this week. TulaLotaySigning

6) Hellboy Artist’s Edition: IDW continues their barrage of epic artist editions with Mike Mignola’s Hellboy. Giant format Mignola art painstakingly reproduced from the original pages? If that doesn’t warrant a spot on your bookshelf, I don’t know what will.

7) Guardians of the Galaxy: The Complete Abnett and Lanning Collection vol. 1: We’re only a week away from the Guardians of the Galaxy film. This series was a primary influence on the new film, and since speculators have driven the cost of the single issues and original collections sky high, here’s an affordable chance to see where it all started. In my opinion, this was a fun, inventive series that never got its due when first published. Even if you don’t care about seeing the movie, I think this is the Guardians series most worth your time.

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STAFF PICKS :: TALES OF BATMAN: ARCHIE GOODWIN HC :: JULY 17, 2013

July 16, 2013 By: Andy Mansell Category: DISCUSS, Staff Picks

staff_picks andy_staff_picksANDY’S PICK :: TALES OF BATMAN: ARCHIE GOODWIN HARDCOVER: You’re probably familiar with the award winning Batman/Manhunter story serialized in Detective Comics 437-443 from 1974 written by Archie Goodwin and illustrated by then newcomer Walt Simonson.  It is justifiably famous and considered a classic.  Now DC is offering a very affordable (40 bucks for almost 500 pages!) collection of Archie Goodwin penned Batman tales that includes the complete Manhunter saga along with the equally famous Batman: Night Cries GN with gorgeous art by Scott HamptonDetective Annual #3 with art by Dan Jurgens, 2 short stories from Batman in Black and White with art by Jose Munoz and Gary Gianni and Siege–the story Goodwin left unfinished at the time of his death (and completed by James Robinson) with art by Marshall Rogers from Legends of the Dark Knight #132-136. Goodwin was one of the best writers from the pre- British Invasion mainstream. This is an ideal showcase of Goodwin’s formidable talents.
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STAFF PICKS :: ALIEN ILLUSTRATED STORY TP :: APRIL 10, 2013

April 09, 2013 By: Matt Knapik Category: DISCUSS, Staff Picks


MATT’S PICK :: ALIEN ILLUSTRATED STORY TP: Ohmanohmanohman! What an AWESOME week the comic shops have in store for us fan-boys AND girls!  Its not every week we get hit with TWO Frederator Studio comic books. Boom Studios produces the finest all-ages books on the shelves. (The Mouse should have maintained his relationship with them.) The Adventure Time: Fiona and Cake mini-series is produced by the the same people who came up with the concept for the original F&C episode. Excellent reading. The other title, Bravest Warriors adds a lot of depth to this web-based Frederator cartoon. You can enjoy the comic or cartoon on their own, or get the full effect by enjoying them in tandem!

The two books I mentioned above are nice and all, but I had to save this week’s best title for last. Sorry if I’m hoggin’ the bloggin’ – I did say it was an AWESOME week! Anyway, you need to buy yourself a copy of Alien: Illustrated Story TP Facsimile Edition. Don’t even think twice. There is no excuse for any self-respecting comic book fan missing this book in their collection. Alien is the type of film that has near-universal appeal to comic book and sci-fi fans. Archie Goodwin and Walt Simonson deliver the goods. Walt restored the artwork and added extra art to this edition. I’ll be the guy at the register clutching his copy tighter than a face-hugger!
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STAFF PICKS :: ROCKETEER: HOLLYWOOD HORROR #1 :: FEBRUARY 27, 2013

February 22, 2013 By: Seth Peagler Category: DISCUSS, Staff Picks

SETH’S PICK :: ROCKETEER: HOLLYWOOD HORROR #1: Whenever I talk or write about IDW’s new Rocketeer stories, I like to mention my opinion that any artists who work on the character pale in comparison with its creator, Dave Stevens.  No one will ever make Rocketeer stories better than Stevens.  However, I usually follow up that statement with this one:  I love the way IDW has created new stories that both revere and uphold Stevens’ legacy.  Their two volumes of Rocketeer Adventures read like a love letter to Stevens’ creation, and the Mark Waid/Chris Samnee miniseries Cargo of Doom fell right in line with the tradition.  This week IDW offers up an all new miniseries by Roger Langridge and J. Bone, along with Walt Simonson on covers.  Langridge, while known for humor and all ages work, has always had a strong connection with comics’ adventure roots.  Look no further than his excellent John Carter of Mars adaptation for evidence.  J. Bone has done lots of work with Darwyn Cooke, and also provided the covers for DC’s Super Friends title.  If you take his previous comics into consideration, it’s easy to see how well he could bring the Rocketeer’s era to life.  Even though I’ll always love Dave Stevens’ work best, it would be a shame if we were denied new stories of his famous creation.  Thankfully, IDW knows how much people care about Rocketeer, and hires creators who equally value the man and his work.  Let’s hope they will continue to produce quality comics that not only pay homage to Stevens, but allow future generations to be exposed to his genius. 

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