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Image Comics Reveals Panels, Signings & Exclusives For SDCC 2019

As previously discussed, the San Diego Comic Con for 2019 is heading our way and with that being the case I’ve a lot of cool nerd news to showcase for you. This post outlines the stuff coming from Image Comics and if you’ve missed any of the other announcements just click HERE to open up a new tab with a full rundown of what’s been posted on so far. Let’s go.

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The Press Release:
Image Comics is pleased to return to San Diego, California this year for Comic-Con on Wednesday, July 17 through Sunday, July 21 and will be located in a new booth space—for the first time in decades—booth #1915.

Please note: updates to the schedule may appear online during the show. Please refer to the official website at the close for the most up-to-date information.

*Quantities will be limited by customer and per day on a first-come, first-served basis. Please ask at the Image booth about availability.
• SEA OF STARS #1 by Jason Aaron, Dennis Hallum & Stephen Green, $10 +tax
• GUNNING FOR HITS hardcover by Jeff Rougvie & Moritat, $30 +tax
• BAD WEEKEND jacketed hardcover by Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips, jacket art by Phillips, $16.99 +tax
• SPAWN #299 by Todd McFarlane, $10 +tax
• SPAWN Orb T-shirt, S-3X, $25.00 +tax
• SPAWN Parody T-shirt, S-3X, $25.00 +tax
• SPAWN Logo Pin, SPAWN Parody Pin, SPAWN Triangle Pin, SPAWN Skull Pin, and SPAWN Orb Pin, from $10.00 – $12.00 +tax
• The McFarlane Event Exclusive SPAWN Art Print featuring its own unique identification number and limited quantity of 250, $20.00 +tax
• SPAWN BumBumz Vinyl Figure, packaged with an exclusive art card, in black or blue, $25.00
• SPAWN Logo Lanyard, $10 +tax

Image Comics: Bone-Chilling Insight into Bestselling Horror Comic Books, Thursday, July 18, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., Room: 23ABC
Join W. Maxwell Prince (Ice Cream Man), Pornsak Pichetshote (Infidel), Dan Watters (Coffin Bound), Jeff Lemire (Gideon Falls), Kieron Gillen (Die), and Chuck Brown (Bitter Root) as they discuss their spine-tingling craft and share the secrets to creating some of the darkest, most thrilling comic book series on the market. Moderated by Chloe Ramos-Peterson (Library Market Sales Representative at Image Comics).

Skybound Presents: In Conversation with Robert Kirkman,
Thursday, July 18, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Room 6A
Comic book creator, writer, and executive producer Robert Kirkman answers questions from fans and discusses his latest projects, including The Walking Dead, Invincible, Oblivion Song, and more.
Image Comics: Masterclass Artists Share Secrets & Inspiration,
Friday, July 19, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., Room: 23ABC
Dustin Nugyen (Descender), Jen Bartel (Blackbird), Sanford Greene (Bitter Root), Stephen Green (Sea of Stars), Aaron Campbell (Infidel), and Mirka Andolfo (Unnatural) will share their craft insight on their breathtaking pencils, showstopping inks, and eye-popping colors—learn about sequential art from the best in the industry. Moderated by Eric Stephenson (Publisher & Chief Creative Officer at Image Comics).

What is the Best Superpower?
Friday, July 19, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., Room 25ABC
When creating comic book heroes, it makes sense to give them the best superpower, right? So why do we have so many superheroes with a wide array of amazing powers? Perhaps because the debate on what is the best superpower is still raging. How sure are you that you know the best power? Could you be swayed by the opinions of these Comic-Con special guests? Panelists include Alitha Martinez (Iron Man, Batgirl), Joseph M. Linsner (Vampirella), Jonathan Hickman (Fantastic 4), Steenz (Archival Quality), Todd McFarlane (Spawn), and Katy Farina (BG Paint for She Ra and the Princesses of Power), along with moderator Amy Chu.

Are Girls Turning Into Killer Cats?
Friday, July 19, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Room 29AB
The creative team of the Eisner Award-nominated comic book Man-Eaters talk comics, felines, and feminist agendas. Featuring NYT bestselling writer Chelsea Cain (Man-Eaters, Mockingbird), Lia Miternique (Man-Eaters co-creator), Rachelle Rosenberg (colorist), and 14-year-old contributors Eliza Fantastic Mohan (writer), Stella Greenvoss (artist), and Emily Powell (Haiku-writer-in-residence).

Image Comics: The Inside Scoop on Comic Book Storytelling,
Saturday, July 20, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., Room: 7AB
Bestselling, award-winning writers David F. Walker (Bitter Root), Skottie Young (Middlewest), Joe Casey (JesusFreak), Cullen Bunn (Unearth), Ed Laroche (The Warning), Charles Soule (new project TBA), and Scott Snyder (new project TBA) give fans the inside scoop on their storytelling techniques and worldbuilding craft. Moderated by Geoff Boucher (Genre Editor at Deadline Hollywood).

Todd McFarlane: Raw & Uncensored
Saturday, July 20, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Room 6DE
Todd McFarlane, Image Comics co-founder, creator of Spawn, co-creator of Venom, and McFarlane Toys CEO, talks about his 30+ years in the comics and entertainment industries. You’ll experience Todd raw and uncensored—talking toys, comics, industry advice, and more! He’ll also be talking about one of the biggest milestones in his career, Spawn #300, which will set the record for the longest-running creator-owned superhero comic ever! Bring your burning questions for a Toddfather Q&A.

Skybound Presents: Comic Books and Creators
Saturday, July 20, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Room 8
Sean Mackiewicz (Gasolina, SVP and editor-in-chief at Skybound), Daniel Warren Johnson (Murder Falcon, Extremity), Brandon Thomas (Excellence), and Khary Randolph (Excellence) come together to discuss their latest published works. Moderated by Brian Huntington (Skybound’s VP of online content).

Image Comics: The Road to the Historic Spawn #300 and #301
Sunday, July 21, 1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m., Room: 5AB
Join Todd McFarlane (president at Image Comics, creator of Spawn) and special surprise guests from the superstar creative teams of Spawn #300 and #301! This inside look at the creation of these record-breaking issues will jumpstart the celebration as Spawn becomes the longest-running creator-owned comic book in the world! Plus, new art reveals, giveaways, and more!

SDCC Networking Event – Comics, Coffee & Conversation
Sunday, July 21, 2-4 p.m., Marriott Marquis, Santa Rosa Room
Spend the last day of Comic-Con International: San Diego with creators Danielle Colman (The Unfinished Corner), Jason Lutes (Berlin) and Brian Schirmer (Fairlady); educators including John Shableski (UDON/Manga Classics); retailer Rachel Parker (SoCal Games & Comics); comics librarians including host Moni Barrette (Chula Vista Public Library) and fellow comics enthusiasts for fandom conversations over coffee! Topics will range from how graphic novels are used in education, how diversity is spreading in the comics community, and information about the new Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table of the American Library Association.

[email protected] Panel – Reading and Raising Our Voices: From Comics to Community Organizing
Thursday, July 18, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., San Diego Public Library: Central Library – Shiley Special Events Suite – 330 Park Blvd. San Diego, CA 92101
Hear from creators who have tapped the graphic medium to record the history and experiences of marginalized peoples, to take control of their own narratives, and to inspire a new generation of activists, as well as from librarians crafting large-scale initiatives around comics that focus on historically underrepresented communities. With Henry Barajas, Ezra Claytan Daniels, Maia Kobabe, Candice Mack, and David F. Walker. Moderated by Chloe Ramos-Peterson.
*TICKETED denotes signings that require wristbands. Wristbands will be given out at the booth as soon as the convention floor opens on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets will be available for attendee, retailer, and professional badge-types only, unless otherwise stated. There will be a limit of 3 items per person for ticketed signings unless otherwise noted. All items presented for signing are subject to review and denial by staff. No CGC, CBCS, or other witnessing/grading.

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
• Ed Brubaker (Bad Weekend, Criminal) [*TICKETED]

11:00 – 11:45 a.m.
• Jeff Rougvie, Moritat, Casey Silver (Gunning for Hits)
• Skottie Young (Middlewest, I Hate Fairyland) [*TICKETED]
11:00 – 12:45 a.m.
• Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead, Invincible, Die!Die!Die!, Oblivion Song, Outcast by Kirkman & Azaceta) [*TICKETED]
12:00 – 12:45 p.m.
• Ed Brubaker (Bad Weekend, Criminal) [*TICKETED]
1:00 – 1:45 p.m.
• Tomm Coker (The Black Monday Murders)
• Stephen Green (Sea of Stars)
• Jen Bartel (Blackbird)
2:00 – 3:45 p.m.
• Todd McFarlane (Spawn) [*TICKETED. Attendee badge holders only; 13+ age requirement, limit ONE item per person; no CGC, CBCS, or other witnessing/grading; no sketches; no photos]
4:00 – 4:45 p.m.
• Brandon Thomas, Khary Randolph (Excellence)
5:00 – 5:45 p.m.
• Ed Brubaker (Bad Weekend, Criminal) [*TICKETED]
• Doug Wagner, Adam Hughes (The Ride: Burning Desire) [*TICKETED]

11:00 – 11:45 a.m.
• Nicola Scott (Black Magick)
• Brian Schirmer (Fairlady)
• Sean Mackiewicz (Gasolina)
12:00 – 12:45 p.m.
• W. Maxwell Prince (Ice Cream Man, One Week In the Library)
• Brenden Fletcher (Isola, Motor Crush)
1:00 – 1:45 p.m.
• Ed Brubaker (Bad Weekend, Criminal) [*TICKETED]
• Brian Haberlin (Sonata, Marked)
• Daniel Warren Johnson (Murder Falcon, Extremity)
2:00 – 2:45 p.m.
• Steven Seagle (Get Naked, Camp Midnight)
• Scott Snyder & Charles Soule (new project TBA) [*TICKETED, limit TWO items per person]
• Brandon Thomas, Khary Randolph (Excellence)
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
• Todd McFarlane (Spawn) [*TICKETED. Attendee badge holders only; 13+ age requirement, limit ONE item per person; no CGC, CBCS, or other witnessing/grading; no sketches; no photos]

10:00 – 11:45 a.m.
• Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead, Invincible, Die!Die!Die!, Oblivion Song, Outcast by Kirkman & Azaceta) [*TICKETED]
11:00 – 11:45 a.m.
• Jeff Rougvie, Moritat, Casey Silver (Gunning for Hits)
12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
• Todd McFarlane (Spawn) [*TICKETED. Attendee badge holders only; 13+ age requirement, limit ONE item per person; no CGC, CBCS, or other witnessing/grading; no sketches; no photos]
3:00 – 3:45 p.m.
• Sanford Greene, David Walker, Chuck Brown (Bitter Root) [*TICKETED]
• Ed Laroche (The Warning)
• John Layman (Outer Darkness)
4:00 – 4:45 p.m.
• Jeff Lemire (Ascender, Gideon Falls, Royal City) [*TICKETED]
• Tomm Coker (The Black Monday Murders)
• Joshua Williamson (Birthright)
5:00 – 5:45 p.m.
• Stephen Green (Sea of Stars)
• Sean Kelley McKeever (Outpost Zero)

10:00 – 11:45 a.m.
• Todd McFarlane (Spawn) [*TICKETED. Attendee badge holders only; 13+ age requirement, limit ONE item per person; no CGC, CBCS, or other witnessing/grading; no sketches; no photos]
12:00 – 12:45 p.m.
• Brandon Thomas, Khary Randolph (Excellence)
1:00 – 1:45 p.m.
• Jeff Rougvie, Moritat, Casey Silver (Gunning for Hits)
• Wesley Chu (The Walking Dead: Typhoon)
2:00 – 2:45 p.m.
• Doug Wagner (The Ride: Burning Desire)
• Stephen Green (Sea of Stars)
3:00 – 3:45 p.m.
• Kieron Gillen (Die, The Wicked + The Divine) [*TICKETED]

ABOUT IMAGE COMICS: Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of bestselling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has six individuals on the Board of Directors: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, Jim Valentino, and Eric Stephenson. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline Comics, Skybound Entertainment, and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit

ABOUT SPAWN: Todd McFarlane’s Spawn is one of the world’s best-selling and longest-running monthly comic books, with hundreds of millions sold worldwide in more than 120 countries and 15 different languages. That title’s hugely successful 1992 debut sold an amazing 1.7 million copies – an unprecedented feat in independent comics. A whirlwind of growth and expansion followed: more comics, action figures, film, and award-winning animation.

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: That was a LOT to absorb so I will not add anything more to the mix. I say that because I have more items to share with you about the upcoming convention and there is only so much time in the day to get it all done properly. What do you readers think about this announcement? I ask especially if you are going to be in attendance at the convention and are supporters of all things Image Comics. Chime in down below and I will see you next time.

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