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IDW at Comic Con 08

Here’s a recent press release from IDW about their presence at the upcoming San Diego Comic Con. I’m definitely going to try to get my hands on some of these freebies!

(San Diego, July 9, 2008) IDW Publishing is proud to present unexpected happenings and exciting news at this year’s Comic-Con. The Con runs from Thursday July 24 to Sunday July 27th, and throughout the show, IDW (booth #1705) will be offering a number of Con exclusive comic books and other items listed below that are only available during the show. IDW’s two panels will run down upcoming projects and feature special guests and surprise announcements.

Among the guests signing at IDW’s booth will be Comic-Con Guest of Honor Joe Hill, who will be signing copies of Locke & Key and a special L&K slipcase edition alongside the book’s artist, Gabriel Rodriguez.

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Comic Book Heroes: Featuring the Max Simon Comic Book Collection

Just last month, the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis opened a Comic Book Heroes exhibit. As the largest children’s museum in the world, the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is a more than 400,000-square-foot facility that contains 11 major galleries that explore the physical and natural sciences, history, world cultures, and the arts.

I recently asked Curator Janna Bennet about more information on the newly acquired Comic Book exhibit.

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Zuda Competition

John Zakour is once again in this month DC comic’s Zuda competition. His entry this time is a SF detective comedy called Sam 3.14, PI, drawn by drawn by Scott Roberts. It’s a fun comic about private detective who is android with a human brain.

Check it out at: http://zudacomics.com/node/460

Be sure to register, rate it, and vote for your favorite!

Rogue Angel: Teller of Tall Tales #2

My review of Rogue Angel: Teller of Tall Tales #1 can be read here: https://scifichick.com/2008/01/14/rogue-angel-teller-of-tall-tales-1/

Annja Creed is a part-time archeologist, part-time tv host of Chasing History’s Monsters, and full-time adventurer.

When Annja visits an old friend in the former mining town, of Virginia City, she is asked to assist with a dig involving Samuel Clemens’ work. But there are some who are against their exposing what could be an incredible discovery. And soon, Annja and her friend Rashmi find themselves fighting for their lives.

In this installment, we get Annja’s backstory with Joan of Arc’s sword from book 1, Destiny. For comic fans that don’t necessarily want to go out and read the book right away, this is a quick recap to catch up on what’s going on. With vivid portrayals of each character, this comic helps bring the story to life in a new and colorful way. Writer Barbara Randall Kesel has teamed up with artist Renae De Liz (and the rest of their team) to deliver a fantastic, adventure ride in a fun format.

Rogue Angel is also available by direct mail here: http://store.idwpublishing.com/index.php?cPath=2_27_134_135


Rogue Angel: Teller of Tall Tales #1

Rogue Angel

As a fan since the beginning of the series, I jumped at the chance to review an early copy of the new Rogue Angel comic.

Annja Creed is a part-time archeologist, part-time tv host of Chasing History’s Monsters, and full-time adventurer.

When Annja visits an old friend in the former mining town, of Virginia City, she is asked to assist with a dig involving Samuel Clemens’ work. But there are some who are against their exposing what could be an incredible discovery. And soon, Annja and her friend Rashmi find themselves fighting for their lives.

The creative team behind the new Rogue Angel comic has done a brilliant job of overcoming the challenge of bringing Annja to a new medium. From beginning to end, each page is filled with incredible artwork and fantastic scenes. The story of Annja latest adventure has a promising start, full of humor, history, and action.

For all the same reasons I love Indiana Jones (minus looking at Harrison Ford, of course), Annja is my second favorite archeologist and adventurer. She’s strong, independent, and smart. Usually accompanying each adventure is a fight against good and evil. And the bad guys don’t stand a chance against Annja, with or without her legendary sword of Joan of Arc.

Look for Rogue Angel: Teller of Tall Tales #1 this February!
Writer: Barbara Randall Kesel
Artist: Renae De Liz
Inker/Colorist: Ray Dillon
Letterer: Neil Uyetake
Cover Artist: Rebecca A. Wrigley
Editor: Tom Waltz

The Diamond Order Code is DEC073714.

See below for a closer look at the upcoming comic:

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