First Second, the book industry’s premier publisher of graphic novels, is excited to announce an excellent line-up for this year’s San Diego Comic-Con – including a show debut, four Eisner Nominated graphic novels and two convention Guests of Honor!
ONE SHOW DEBUT
“To say that the American superhero comic book medium is somewhat biased towards portraying most heroes as Caucasian is something of an understatement. Although serious strides have been made towards diversity in recent years, the truth is, most superheroes are still predominantly white as milk. And those that aren’t are not really headlining their own comic books, at least, sadly, not for extended periods of time. Decades ago, though, there was an Asian superhero, even if readers didn’t really know he was Asian: The Green Turtle, a hero revived for Luen Yang and Sonny Liew’s The Shadow Hero.” — Nerdist
FOUR EISNER AWARD NOMINATIONS
TWO SDCC GUESTS OF HONOR
Gene Luen Yang, author of The Shadow Hero
Lucy Knisley, author of Relish
M·A·C Cosmetics recently announced their collaboration with THE SIMPSONS and their Marge Simpson-inspired collection. The collection will be available in stores everywhere on September 4(and online at www.maccosmetics.com on August 28) but will be sold exclusively for ONE DAY ONLY during San Diego’s Comic-Con on Saturday, July 26 at the M·A·CCosmetics Gaslamp store located at 234 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92191. Fans are invited to visit the store for this one day only opportunity to purchase the collection and also receive a Marge makeover from the ten piece collection that includes nail stickers ($16.50), eye shadows ($44), lipglasses ($16.50), and lashes ($18.50).
Of her favorite pieces in the collection, Marge says, “They’re all so great, but I must say that Lisa’s Spikes really works well with my skin tone and of course, Beehive Blue complements my hair perfectly.”
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will officially unveil the details of its highly-anticipated November 2014 release of “Batman: The Complete Television Series” at a Comic-Con International panel – featuring special guests Adam West, Burt Ward and Julie Newmar – on Thursday, July 24 from 6:00-7:00pm in Hall H.
The actors behind Batman, Robin and Catwoman will give fans their first inside sneak peak at the most anticipated home entertainment release in fanboy history. All the details will be revealed, including an initial look at exclusive content, limited edition packaging, and dazzling HD remastered footage from the landmark series.
COSTUME DESIGNERS GUILD (I.A.T.S.E. LOCAL 892) RETURNS TO COMIC-CON FOR THE NINTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR
Costume Designers Guild (I.A.T.S.E. Local 892), the labor union representing costume designers, assistant costume designers and illustrators in film and television, will be participating in San Diego Comic-Con July 24-27at the San Diego Convention Center. The Guild returns to produce and host lively television and film costume design panels, as well as recognize the best Comic-Con costumes in the Hall Costume Awards and at the Comic-Con International 2014 Masquerade Ball.
This year we are excited to introduce a third (and all new) panel, “Costumes as a Career,” in addition to our annual “Costume Design” and “Costume Illustration” panels. We will also unveil a new Masquerade Ball award trophy, created by Legacy Effects, as well as a new CDG/Comic-Con event apparel t-shirt.
Below is a current list of scheduled panels and events. Be sure to check back for updates throughout July. See you at Comic-Con!
HISTORY’S Hit Drama Series VIKINGS
Returns to Raid San Diego Comic Con 2014
with Panel and Appearances by
Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick, Clive Standen,
Alexander Ludwig and Creator Michael Hirst
New York, New York – July 7, 2014 – HISTORY®’s hit scripted drama series VIKINGS returns to San Diego Comic Con on Friday, July 25 with several exciting opportunities for fans, including a panel with exclusive season three footage, an interactive “On the Set” experience and autograph signing.
Details are as follows:
HISTORY’s VIKINGS Panel: Friday, July 25 from 4:45 – 5:45 p.m., Room 6A
VIKINGS returns to SDCC fresh from the season three set. Travis Fimmel (Ragnar), Katheryn Winnick (Lagertha), Clive Standen (Rollo) and Alexander Ludwig (Bjorn) along with Michael Hirst (writer/creator) and Julian Hobbs (VP Scripted & Non-Fiction Development & Programming, HISTORY) will reveal an exclusive sneak peek of the new season. Don’t miss out – come join them and find out what the gods have in store for season three!
“On the Set with VIKINGS”: Thursday, July 24 – Saturday, July 26. Location: 450 2nd Avenue
Cast Autograph Signing on Friday, July 25 from 1 – 2 p.m. at 450 2nd Avenue
Fans will get a behind-the-scenes look at VIKINGS and have a starring role in their own custom video that can be shared on social media. From the moment fans enter the “back-lot” they will be treated as cast members. Upon entering, guests will create a character profile and choose a weapon of choice. Next, they will meet with hair and make-up artists to become transformed into a fierce Viking and be placed into three scenes complete with Vikings ships, battles, axes and villages. When fans have completed the experience they will have a :30 video to share via Twitter, Facebook or Vine.