Showing posts with label Halloween. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Halloween. Show all posts

Friday, October 25, 2013

Halloween ComicFest comes to Game On!

Halloween ComicFest comes to Game On! 




Saturday, October 26 will be a great day at GAME ON! Comics as we celebrate Halloween Comic Fest 2013!  From the time our doors open until supplies run out, GAME ON! will have available FREE Halloween-themed comic books for our customers to check out.  In addition to the free comics and other fun activities, from Noon until at least 4pm, we will have not one, not two, but THREE great artists hanging out, signing their comics, and drawing some GREAT art for their fans!  They are:
  • Mark Roberts, artist and colorist, most recently on Dynamite Entertainment's PATHFINDER GOBLINS
  • Pop Mhan, artist and cover artist on the current HE MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE comic from DC
  • Drew Moss, GAME ON! favorite and artist on the recent IDW mini-series THE COLONIZED
Find out more about these wonderful folks at the following sites, and come pick up one of their books (we have extras for you to buy), get a signature or a drawing, and talk about comics (and Tacos)!
      
Mark Roberts
Pathfinder Goblins


  • Mark's DeviantArt Site:  http://markhroberts.deviantart.com/


  • Mark's Twitter Feed:  http://twitter.com/MarkHRoberts


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    Pop Mhan
    Masters of the Universe 


  • Pop's DeviantArt Site:  http://popmhan.deviantart.com/


  • Pop's Twitter Feed:  https://twitter.com/popmhan


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    Drew Moss
                        Colonized                   


  • Drew's DeviantArt Site:  http://drewerd.deviantart.com/


  • Drew's Twitter Feed:  https://twitter.com/drew_moss


  • Drew's Tumblr Blog:  http://drew-moss.tumblr.com/



  • See you next Saturday!

      
     JR,  Michael, Giahn, Louis
    Game On! Comics
    www.GameOnComics.com

    Thursday, October 28, 2010

    PR: Fantom Comics' 1st Annual Halloween Parade And Walking Dead Viewing Party




    We've thought about it and thought about it, and at the end of the day we can't figure out why not to do it. So you've read it here first: YOU are invited to Fantom Comic's first annual Halloween parade at Union Station.

    Come as your favorite... whatever!  All costumes are welcome, the brighter and more outrageous the better.
    (Just not Sarah Palin, that's sooooooo 2008.)

    Halloween is on a Sunday this year, and most of the parties we're hearing about in this town are going to be on Saturday night, meaning there is a black hole sized void for things to do to celebrate Halloween the proper way - on Halloween and we're doing it right!
     
    Comics giveaways for trick-or-treaters! And candy.

    Candy! Candy! Candy! Sweet, sweet CANDY!

    Plus, Halloween also brings the television premiere of The Walking Dead on AMC TV, the first comic-book-turned-mainstream(ish)-TV-series that we can remember for quite some time. Possibly ever! Join us after the parade for a group viewing of The Walking Dead.
     
    And for those of you who can't make it to the nighttime events, we will be hosting trick-or-treating and costume judging all day long. Store hours are noon 'til the 8:30 PM parade begins. Check out our website for the full details ( http://www.fantomcomics.com/home/blog/untitledpost).

    Hope to see you there!

    Fantom Comics





    Union Station - 50 Massachusetts Avenue NE | Washington, DC 20002 | 202-216-9478
    www.fantomcomics.com






    Tuesday, October 26, 2010

    PR: Oct 31 - Fantom Comics Announces its 1st Annual Halloween Parade

     
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 21, 2010
     
    CONTACT:
    Matthew Klokel
    949-278-3466
    matt@fantomcomics.com
     
    Fantom Comics announces 1st Annual Halloween Parade
     
    Washington, DC- Retail comic book store Fantom Comics will host its first annual costumed Halloween parade on Sunday, October 31st beginning at 8pm.  The parade will begin in front of Fantom's store in the West Hall of Union Station and will finish at a nearby location where participants will gather to watch the premiere episode of The Walking Dead, AMC TV's new zombie series based on the popular comic book.
     
    The parade is the brainchild of Fantom Comics co-owner David Bishop. "I've always felt that DC deserves a proper Halloween parade, and that any true Halloween Parade has to be on Halloween.  And  being an owner of DC's comic book store, combining dressing up in costume with a store event seemed like a natural fit," said Bishop, who along with his wife marched in his first NYC Halloween parade dressed as Super Friends sidekicks Zan and Jayna, The Wonder Twins. "It's going to be informal this year, marching around Columbus Circle outside Union Station. But hopefully we can continue this in future years and attract a large enough crowd to march through the streets of DC."
     
    The event will gain further steam because AMC TV, home of hit TV shows Mad Men, Breaking Bad and Rubicon, scheduled the premiere of their new zombie holocaust series to fall on Halloween. "The Walking Dead is THE zombie story out there. It's a great comic book that's going to translate into a great TV show, and what better way to enjoy it than with a bunch of other people?" said Fantom co-owner Matthew Klokel.
     
    Besides the thrill of parading around the city in your costume, and the camaraderie of watching the premiere of an event that is highly anticipated among comic book aficionados, Fantom Comics will also be offering prizes for creative costumes. When asked, Klokel said, "We've got some great prizes lined up. I can say the prize for best costume is going to be valued at over $150."
     
    The parade will take place Sunday, October 31st, at 8pm. The Walking Dead premiere starts at 10pm. Those with questions about the Halloween Parade can visit http://www.fantomcomics.com/home/blog/untitledpost, call the store directly at 202-241-6498 or find the event on Facebook by searching for Fantom Comics 1st Annual Halloween Parade.
     
    Fantom Comics was established in 2005 with twin goals: To offer a wide selection of comic books and graphic novels to comic book fans and to introduce this under-appreciated yet quintessentially American art form to the public at large. Fantom Comics is located in the heart of Washington, DC, just steps from the US Capitol and easily accessible by Metro's Red Line via the Union Station stop.





    Union Station - 50 Massachusetts Avenue NE | Washington, DC 20002 | 202-216-9478
    www.fantomcomics.com


     

    Monday, October 20, 2008

    Sunday, September 14, 2008

    QUICK REVIEWS FOR COMICS DUE 09-17-08

    QUICK REVIEWS FOR COMICS DUE 09-17-08
    By John Judy

    ACTION COMICS #869 by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank. “He’s a Brainiac, Brainiac on the floooorrr….!” I’m sorry.

    ALL-STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN #10 (the amended version) by Frank Miller and Jim Lee. This isn’t actually on the invoice but I’m hoping DC is able to ship all the replacement copies for the ones they had to destroy or put on E-Bay last week thanks to Frank Miller’s insistence that all his potty-mouth dialogue be printed before being “blacked-out” afterwards. Oops. Frank is at that point in his career in which he appears comfortable with every word except “No.” Hopefully this will pass after “The Spirit” wins a few Razzies.

    ALL-STAR SUPERMAN #12 by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely. Well, it’s taken three years but we’ve finally made it to issue twelve! In this climactic issue we find out how a dying Superman deals with Lex, Lois and all sorts of other stuff! All without a single crude reference to female anatomy!

    AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #572 by Dan Slott and John Romita Jr. The amazing Norman Osborn continues dancing his sociopathic jig on the corpse of decency. Fun stuff! Oh, and Spider-Man appears too. Recommended.

    ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN #8 by Robert Kirkman and Jason Howard. Now monthly The Astounding W.M. goes out looking for the Were-Creep who cast his life into a furry Hell. (Note: “Furry Hell” is also where you go when you die while misbehaving at Sci-Fi conventions.)

    BILLY BATSON AND THE MAGIC OF SHAZAM #2 written and drawn by Mike Kunkel. Setting up the Captain Marvel/Black Adam rivalry. Gotta admit the art on this series doesn’t grab me the way Jeff Smith’s did but the spirit remains the same and my kid seems to enjoy it. And shouldn’t there always be a Captain Marvel comic on the racks?

    CAPTAIN BRITAIN AND MI13 #5 by Paul Cornell and Pat Olliffe. Well the cover kind of gives everything away. Be advised: Spitfire is NOT naked in this issue, but she does appear to have gone swimming.

    DC UNIVERSE: DECISIONS #1 of 4 by Judd Winick, Bill Willingham and Rick Leonardi. The superheroes of the DCU start off just protecting their presidential candidates and end up endorsing them. Gotta look, but I’m afraid this is one of those cases of Reality out-weirding the comic books….

    GHOST RIDER #27 by Jason Aaron and Tan Eng Hut. Okay, the art here could be better but Jason Aaron is clearly having a ball making Ghost Rider terrorize his way through Biker Country. Like a seventies grindhouse movie where the budget ran out early on. Recommended.

    GRAVEL #5 by Warren Ellis, Mike Wolfer and Oscar Jimenez. Combat Magician William Gravel continues killing magicians who have what he wants. If only he’d go after the Avatar Press webmaster next! This is kind of like Marvel’s “Infinity Gauntlet” only with more smoking and swearing.

    GREATEST HITS #1 of 6 by David Tischman and Glenn Fabry. Imagine if the Beatles had been superheroes instead of musicians. Now meet The Mates, the four supermen from England. Absolutely must-look, but it’s Vertigo so probably not for kids.

    HELLBLAZER #247 by Andy Diggle and Leonardo Manco. Diggle’s final story-arc as Constantine faces down a War-Magus who eats people for power. Like Venom only with less tongue.

    MARVEL APES #2 of 4 by Karl Kesel and Ramon Bachs. It’s the adventures of Marvel superheroes on Earth-Ape! Twisted fun. “Paging Doctor Zaius!”

    MIGHTY AVENGERS #18 by Brian Michael Bendis and Khoi Pham. Needs apes.

    PUNISHER #62 by Gregg Hurwitz and Laurence Campbell. Thus far a worthy successor to the Garth Ennis run. No small hurdle. Recommended.

    SCALPED #21 by Jason Aaron and R.M. Guera. That’s not a peace pipe Dashiell Bad Horse is smoking. If you ever wondered how the darkest noir comic on the stands today could get darker, here’s your answer: Have your hero start smoking rock. Why is it the higher I recommend this thing the lower the orders go? Fine. It’s horrible! With mutants! Check it out before some jerk at DC/Vertigo cancels my favorite book!

    SQUADRON SUPREME #3 by Howard Chaykin and Marco Turini. Quite possibly the all-around worst comic series I have read this year. And I’ve read WOLVERINE: ORIGINS.

    UNCANNY X-MEN #502 by Matt Fraction, Ed Brubaker and Greg Land. Hard to say what’s more disturbing in this issue: Greg Land’s photo swipes or Cyclops’ newfound pleasure in using torture to extract information from prisoners when he’s got super-powered mind-readers on his team. I’m honestly sickened by this post Abu Ghraib idea that heroes (as opposed to anti-heroes) can do this stuff. Maybe it’s the way Greg Land draws everybody grinning ear-to-ear while they go all X-Gestapo. When did the X-Men become Bush-McCain Republicans?

    WALKING DEAD #52 by Robert Kirkman and Charles Adlard. And speaking of John McCain… Recommended as always. The comic, not the Senator. Oy.

    X-FACTOR #35 by Peter David and Larry Stroman. Longshot’s back! Plus lumpy artwork!

    Also this week, many bundles of “Halloween” Mini-Comics arrive including ARCHIE, BONE, COWA!, DONALD DUCK, and PEANUTS. Excellent treats, appropriate for all ages and guaranteed to rot only your mind, never your teeth. Get some!

    www.johnjudy.net


    I'll be giving out the Halloween comics - Mike

    Tuesday, October 23, 2007

    Oct 26: Halloween at Geppi's Entertainment Museum

    Superhero Halloween presented by Fathead and Geppi’s Entertainment Museum

    Fathead launches Marvel and DC Characters inviting public to come as their favorite Hero


    Who: Fathead®, the fast-growing sports and entertainment brand best-known for its life-size wall graphics, is partnering with The Geppi’s Entertainment Museum, voted the best non-art museum of Baltimore, to unveil the Fathead Heroes line. Superheroes will literally take over Camden Yard to help Fathead launch the Marvel and DC Comic characters just in time for holidays. Fans can see for the first time anywhere Fathead images of Superman, Batman, The Hulk, The Thing, Wolverine and of course 3 versions of Spiderman: The Movie.

    Where: Heroes and doers of good are joining forces at Geppi’s Entertainment Museum. 301 W. Camden Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 410-625-7060 www.geppismuseum.com In celebration of Heroes Geppi Entertainment Museum will be free and open to the public.

    When: Friday, October 26, 2007 from 5-10 PM. The perfect Pre-Halloween Festivity for the whole family

    What: Parents, Kids, Heroes and fans alike are encouraged to participate in the excitement and wear the costume of their favorite Superhero. The Fathead Hero Celebration is open to the public and parking is free for anyone not flying in! Fathead images will be featured throughout the museum, complete with Tricks or Treats for the kids and goodies provided by Marvel and DC Comics, along with a few surprise guests. There will also be a contest for the best adult and child super duo, who will win their choice of Fathead Heroes. To get a sneak preview of our honorary super guests that will be on display, click on www.fathead.com.

    About Fathead LLC: The Livonia, Mich-based company whose products are commonly referred to as Fatheads, has become the preferred home, personal and lifestyle d├ęcor purchase for sports and entertainment enthusiasts of all ages. The most popular Fathead product line consists of a colorful vinyl wall graphic of popular sports stars, NASCAR race cars and entertainment characters. Fathead LLC maintains license agreements with WMG, the NFL and PLAYERS INC., Collegiate Licensing Company, Licensing Resource Group, Inc., MLB, MLBPA, MLS, NASCAR, WWE. NBA Properties Inc, NHL and NHLPA, Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, Lucasfilm, Ltd., Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Time, Inc., Marvel Characters, Inc., Warner Bros., Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc., and Spider-Man 3, the Movie.

    About Geppi’s Entertainment Museum: Located at Camden Yards in historic Camden Station, Geppi’s Entertainment Museum is only two blocks away from Baltimore's famous Inner Harbor attractions. Founded by Stephen A. Geppi, Owner of Diamond Comic Distributors - the largest English-language comic book distribution company in the world - Geppi's Entertainment Museum is the home of “pop culture with character,” an incredible trip through so many cherished childhood memories. We hope you’ll want to be part of the journey.

    CONTACT: Melissa Geppi- Bowersox (410)625-7060
    bmissy@geppismuseum.com
    Brian Stevenson (734)386-5911
    brianstevenson@fathead.com
    Megan Tarsha (734)386-5924
    megantarsha@fathead.com