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Wizard World Comic Con Indianapolis Attendees to Receive WALKING DEAD Limited Edition Exclusive Variant Coverby BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015
Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) and Skybound, Robert Kirkman's imprint at Image Comics, today announced that "Rogue" co-creator Michael Golden has drawn the fourth in a yearlong series of Limited Edition Exclusive Variant Covers of The Walking Dead #1 comic (more...)
William Shatner, Ian Somerhalder & More to Highlight Wizard World Comic Con Madisonby BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015
Q&A sessions with William Shatner, Ian Somerhalder, Bruce Campbell, Michael Rooker, a concert by videogame tribute band "Critical Hit," costume contests and more are among the programming panels scheduled at Wizard World Comic Con Madison (more...)
Lee Pace Not Returning for GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Sequelby Movies News Desk - Jan 23, 2015
Sorry, Lee Pace fans: 'Ronan' won't be making an appearance in the upcoming sequel to GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY. Or possibly in any other installments. (more...)
GOTHAM's Ben McKenzie to Attend Wizard World Comic Con for Exclusive Signingsby TV News Desk - Jan 21, 2015
Ben McKenzie, who plays the lead character "James Gordon" in the hit Fox TV show "Gotham," will make his first two Wizard World Comic Con appearances in Philadelphia (May 9-10) and Chicago (August 22-23). (more...)
Marvel's GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Awesome Mix Vol. 1 Soundtrack Is Certified Platinumby Movies News Desk - Jan 16, 2015
Marvel Music and HollywoodRecords' Grammy-nominatedGuardians of the GalaxyAwesome Mix Vol. 1 soundtrackhas certified Platinum by the R.I.A.A., selling over 1,000,000 copies. (more...)
Wizard World Comic Con Attendees to Receive THE WALKING DEAD Limited Edition Exclusive Variant Coverby TV News Desk - Dec 24, 2014
Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) and Skybound, Robert Kirkman's imprint at Image Comics, today announced that cartoonist/illustrator Michael Cho will draw the first in a yearlong series of Limited Edition Exclusive Variant Covers of The Walking Dead #1 comic (more...)
Stan Lee Was Originally Supposed to Die in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXYby Movies News Desk - Dec 23, 2014
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY director James Gunn sat down for 'The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith' podcast and revealed a juicy tidbit about his original plans for Stan Lee's cameo. (more...)
VIDEO: Watch the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Blooper Reelby Movies News Desk - Dec 12, 2014
Marvel's GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY just released a fun blooper reel, and you can check it out below! The movie just hit DVD and Blu-ray this week. (more...)
Wizard World Successfully Completes its 16-City 2014 Comic Con Tourby BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2014
“This has been an amazing year for our Company and for our fans. I am
extremely proud of our Wizard World team for their incredible commitment
and dedication in producing the ultimate fan experience,” said John
Macaluso, CEO of Wizard World. “We continue to achieve revenue growth
and reach milestones, including expanding our footprint across the
country. We believe that 2015 will bring additional opportunities that
will allow Wizard World to grow exponentially.” (more...)
VIDEO: New Blu-ray Trailer for GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Features 'AGE OF ULTRON' Footageby Movies News Desk - Nov 13, 2014
James Gunn's GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY just unveiled a new trailer (with some new bonus footage from AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON!) for the movie's DVD/Blu-ray release. Check it out below! (more...)
Tickets Now On Sale for First Seven Wizard World Comic Cons in 2015by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014
Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB:WIZD) today announced that VIP, three-day and single day admissions are now available for its first seven Comic Con events on the 2015 schedule, through the year's first quarter. (more...)
Chris Pratt Pays Visit to LA Children's Hospital Dressed as 'GUARDIANS' Characterby Movies News Desk - Aug 21, 2014
Chris Pratt not only plays a hero in the hit film GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, he apparently is one in real life as well. (more...)
DOCTOR WHO's Karen Gillan & More Headline Wizard World Austin Comic Con This Octoberby BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014
Morena Baccarin ("Homeland," "Stargate SG-1"), Karen Gillan ("Doctor Who," Guardians of the Galaxy), Evan Peters (X-Men: Days of Future Past, American Horror Story), WWE Phenom The Undertaker and Katie Cassidy ("Arrow," "Gossip Girl") are among the celebrities scheduled to attend Wizard World Austin Comic Co (more...)
Marvel Comics & Wizard World Reveal 'Death of Wolverine #1' Cover by John Tyler Christopher for Richmond Comic Conby BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2014
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 Death of Wolverine #1, drawn by noted artist John Tyler Christopher. VIP attendees at the inaugural Wizard World Richmond Comic Con, September 12-14 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, will receive a free copy of the limited-edition book at registration.
Christopher, who also drew the Amazing Spider-Man #1 variant cover for Atlanta Comic Con in May, is scheduled to be on site at the event to sign copies of Death of Wolverine #1 (autograph fees may apply). Leading professional comic grader CGC will also be on hand to accept books for grading and Signature Series.
The exclusive version of Death of Wolverine #1 will be limited to 3,000 copies and provided free at registration to all Wizard World Richmond Comic Con VIP attendees, including any celebrity VIP packages.
Carpenter's work follows the first nine entries in the Wizard World variant cover series: Miracleman #1 and Miracleman #2, both drawn by Eisner Award Hall of Famer Neal Adams for Portland Comic Con (Jan. 24-26) and New Orleans Comic Con (Feb. 7-9), respectively; Wolverine #1, illustrated by noted cover artist Greg Horn, for Sacramento Comic Con (March 7-9); Daredevil #1 by Michael Golden for Louisville Comic Con (March 28-30); Wolverine & The X-Men #1 by David Mack for St. Louis Comic Con (April 4-6); Hulk #1 by Mike Grell for Minneapolis Comic Con (May 2-4); Christopher's Amazing Spider-Man #1 for Atlanta Comic Con (May 30 - June 1), Amazing Spider-Man #1.2 by J.G. Jones for Philadelphia Comic Con (June 19-22) and 100th Anniversary X-Men Special #1 by Jorge Molina for San Antonio Comic Con (Aug. 1-3). Alvaro Martinez has completed a cover of Guardians of the Galaxy #17 for Chicago Comic Con (Aug. 21-24).
'John Tyler Christopher has proven time and time again why he's one of the best cover artists working today,' says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. 'He knows how to make a cover that really jumps out at you and we couldn't be happier with the design he's turned in for this exclusive cover for Richmond Comic Con.'
Christopher is an illustrator from Seattle, Wash., currently based out of Atlanta. A member of Studio Revolver, his work has appeared on the covers of Witchblade, as a designer for Star Wars Miniatures, and in the pages of Dungeon & Dragons, a variety of White Wolf publications & Mutants and Masterminds.
'Wolverine' is one of the classic Marvel characters, always well represented at Wizard World shows, and John Tyler Christopher has done another excellent job in the latest version of this popular series,' says John Macaluso, Wizard World CEO.
The beginning of the end is now here...The Death Of Wolverine! Three Months To Die, the loss of Wolverine's healing factor - all led to this, the single most important X-Men event of the decade. Logan has spent over a century being the best there is at what he does...but even the best fade away eventually. Over the years, Logan has been a warrior, a hero, a renegade, a samurai, a teacher-and so much more. But now, the greatest X-Men hero will play a role he's never played before in this special weekly event brought to you by industry superstars Charles Soule and Steve McNiven.
Steven Yeun, Sarah Wayne Callies, Michael Rooker and Jon Bernthal of 'The Walking Dead,' Adam West and Burt Ward of 'Batman', Manu Bennett (The Hobbit, 'Arrow'), Dave Bautista (a.k.a. WWE Superstar Batista, also starring in the summer blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy), WWE Hall of Famer Ricky 'The Dragon' Steamboat and James Marsters ('Buffy The Vampire Slayer,' 'Torchwood') are among the celebrities scheduled to attend Wizard World Richmond Comic Con. It is the 11th of 16 events scheduled in the 2014 series produced by Wizard World, Inc. and will also feature a top-drawer collection of well-known comics artists and writers and a variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions.
In addition to Christopher, superstar comics creators scheduled to attend include Eisner Award Hall of Famer Neal Adams ('Batman,' 'X-Men'), Ethan Van Sciver ('Green Lantern,' 'Flash'), Kevin Eastman (Co-Creator, 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'), Joe Caramanga ('Iron Man & The Armor Wars,' 'Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man'), Kevin Maguire ('Justice League,' 'Batman Confidential'), Golden ('Hulk,' 'Star Wars'), Arthur Suydam ('Marvel Zombies,' 'Army of Darkness') and Horn ('Guardians of the Galaxy,' 'The Avengers').
For more on the 2014 Wizard Richmond Comic Con, go to http://www.wizd.me/RichmondPR.
About Wizard World:
Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, cosplay, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking. The events often feature celebrities from movies and TV, artists and writers, and events such as premieres, gaming tournaments, panels, and costume contests.
About Marvel Entertainment, LLC
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information, visit marvel.com.
The full event schedule can be found at www.wizardworld.com. (more...)
VIDEO: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Costumes Showcased in New Featuretteby Movies News Desk - Aug 8, 2014
Disney and Marvel have released the latest featurette for GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY - this one showcasing the ragtag team's costumes. Check it out below! (more...)
Marvel's GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Awesome Mix Vol. 1 Soundtrack Debuts in Top 5 of Billboard 200by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014
Hollywood Records and Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Vol. 1 soundtrack debuted at No. 3 on The Billboard 200 album chart, scanning 60,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. (more...)
VIDEO: Learn about the Milano with Chris Pratt in New GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Featuretteby Movies News Desk - Aug 5, 2014
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy just released a new featurette - click below to go behind the scenes and learn about the Milano from star Chris Pratt! (more...)
VIDEO: 'GUARDIANS' Chris Pratt Raps Eminem's 'Forgot About Dre' on Live Radio!by Movies News Desk - Aug 5, 2014
During the appearance, the actor treated listeners to an impromptu rap of Eminem's verse from 'Forgot About Dre'. (more...)
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Soars to Top of Weekend Box Office with $94 Million!by Movies News Desk - Aug 4, 2014
Rentrak Corporation (RENT), the leader in precisely measuring movies and TV everywhere, today announced the worldwide weekend box office estimates for the weekend of August 3, 2014 as compiled by the company's Box Office Essentials and International Box Office Essentials theatrical measurement services. (more...)
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