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Monthly Archives: June 2016

sharp-wonderwomanDC fans are chomping at the bit to see how the company’s characters will fare following “rebirth.” However, perhaps none more so than Wonder Woman who saw significant changes made to her origin story during the New 52 initiative. Anticipation was high but after the title dropped this past Wednesday it appears writer Greg Rucka landed the invisible jet to the satisfaction of the critical flight tower. Helping Rucka to lasso the character in this first issue were artists Matthew Clark and Liam Sharp. Sharp will continue, along with Nicola Scott, as a regular artist on the title. If I understand the alternating issue system the even issues will feature Scott as the artist helping Rucka tell a “year one” story. The odd numbered issues feature the pencils of Sharp telling a modern Wonder Woman tale. Right? I know someone will correct me if I’m wrong. Comics are confusing.

Sharp will be at The Escapist Comics, 3090 Claremont Street in Berkeley, on July 2 starting at 3 p.m.

The artist has a long history in the comics industry having worked on iconic characters such as Judge Dredd, The X-Men, Batman, Superman, Spider-Man and others. In recent years, his become an industry innovator as one of the founders of Berkeley-based Madefire. The company has a unique publishing model. It takes advantage of opportunities created by handheld devices to turn creator-owned and licensed publications into motion comics. Madefire has produced motion comics for a number of publications including DC, Dark Horse, and IDW.

San Francisco Comic Fest is returning for year two and adding a partnership with Comic-Con International. The city-wide celebration of comics starts on November 2 and ends on November 5 with a day-long storytelling conference.SFCFHeader2-604x270

San Francisco Comics Fest is an all-volunteer organization with a core mission of highlighting the vibrancy of the Bay Area’s comics community. The majority of the events making up the fest are organized by members of the community pitching ideas, providing venues, and volunteering. The fest is accepting event submissions for November 2 -4.

November 5 is reserved for Comic-Con’s Storytelling Across Media. The Comic-Con produced event will offer “a line-up of in-depth panels and workshops for everyone from aspiring cartoonists to professional storytellers.”

You can read the full press release for San Francisco Comic Fest here.


chuck-palahniuk-fight-club-2-tourThis month Dark Horse Comics is releasing the hardcover edition TPB of Chuck Palahniuk’s sequel to Fight Club. This edition collects all 10-issues of Fight Club 2.

Screening: Fans of the film and the comic can celebrate this weekend with a screening of the original film at the New Parkway. Tickets for the screening are only $8. A special ticket provided by Oakland’s Cape and Cowl will get attendees the hardcover edition of Fight Club 2, a ticket to the film, and the opportunity to win items signed by Palahniuk. Details below:

What: Fight Club and Fight Club 2 release party
When: June 19, 9 p.m.
Where: New Parkway
474 24th Street
Oakland, CA 94612
Tickets: $40 tickets in advance at Cape and Cowl (or at the door)
$8 tickets on New Parkway’s website (or at the door)

Signing: Palahniuk is hosting a short signing tour with one stop in the Bay Area. On June 30 he’ll be at The Booksmith, 1644 Haight Street in San Francisco, to sign copies of the comic (and two other items). Tickets are required if you want a place in line. Details below:

Thursday, June 30 – San Francisco
4:00pm – The Booksmith
1644 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
Store phone: 415-863-8688


KenPontacA last minute signing announcement from Isotope: The Comic Book Lounge at 326 Fell Street in San Francisco. Ken Pontac will be in attendance from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. today (June 8) signing copies of Wacky RacelandIn addition to this new spin on Hanna-Barbera’s Wacky Races, Pontac is known for his work on Happy Tree FriendsBump in the Night, and ¡Mucha Lucha! (and much more).

From DC:

The world has ended, but the race has just begun! Penelope Pitstop, Peter Perfect and the rest of the Wacky Racers vie for the finish line in a contest where the winner takes all and second place is death. Today’s trial: the shattered maze of freeways known as the Überpass, where they’re beset by giant sand beasts, mutated insects, and worst of all, Dick Dastardly’s murderously poor sportsmanship. The last thing they need after surviving the race is a brutal bar fight in a local dive, but that’s just what they get!


Dark Horse 30 Years LogoJune 4 is Dark Horse Day. No, it’s a not a day celebrating the life of 11th President of the United States James K. Polk. Dark Horse Day is a celebration of the 30th anniversary of comic company Dark Horse. In addition to extending the Universe of numerous licensed properties, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Alien, and Avatar: The Last Airbender, Dark Horse has been a major publisher creator-owned comics including Frank Miller’s Sin City and Gerard Way’s The Umbrella Academy . Visitors to participating comic shops will be able to pick up a Dark Horse Day sampler featuring highlights from Aliens vs. Predator, The Umbrella Academy, Sin City, and others. Below is a list of participating Bay Area stores:

Alameda Sports Cards & Comics
1515 Webster Street
Alameda, CA

Cape and Cowl Comics
1601 Clay Street
Oakland, CA

Comix Experience
305 Divisadero St.
San Francisco, CA

Comix Experience Outpost
2381 Ocean Ave.
San Francisco, CA


Dr. Comics & Mr. Games
4014 Piedmont Ave.
Oakland, CA

3090 Claremont Ave.
Berkeley, CA

Fantastic Comics
2026 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA


326 Fell St.
San Francisco, CA