Nostalgic San Diego Comic-Con Photos from the 1970s
The first comic book convention to take place in San Diego was a small affair. The three day convention, Golden State Comic Con was founded by Shel Dorf, Richard Alf, Ken Krueger, Mike Towry, and Greg Bear and organized by Dorf, drew in 300 people in August 1970.
Image Comics, not to be outdone by Dark Horse’s announcement, has announced 12 exciting new projects featuring some of the industry’s top creators slated for 2014 – 2015.
For the first time ever, the eagerly-anticipated Image Expo—a showcase for exciting new projects and creators as they join the Image Comics team—went on-location to San Diego and kicked off San Diego Comic Con International’s preview night with a slew of exciting announcements.
SAN DIEGO COMIC CON 2014:
DARK HORSE COMICS REVEALS 12 NEW
MUST-READ CREATOR-OWNED SERIES!
Call the local comic shop; your pull list just got bigger!
Dark Horse Comics has announced a slate of 12 new creator-owned comics beginning in October 2014 with Colder: The Bad Seed and running through May 2015 with the release of Fight Club 2 by author Chuck Palahniuk.
Jeff Smith Covers ROCKET RACCOON #1
for SDCC Exclusive Variant!
Here’s your first look at the Rocket Raccoon #1 SDCC exclusive variant cover by Jeff Smith, courtesy of Marvel Comics. The variant is limited to 5,000 copies, priced at $10.00, and available exclusively on site at The Marvel Shop in Marvel’s San Diego Comic Con International booth #2329.
Skottie Young’s brand new Rocket Raccoon series is taking the comic book industry by storm, garnering rave reviews from critics and fans alike! Today, Marvel is proud to unveil that legendary cartoonist Jeff Smith (Bone, RASL) will lend his pen to a jaw-dropping variant cover to the sold-out first issue available exclusively at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con International!
BOOM! STUDIOS RETURNS TO SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON FOR ITS NINTH STRAIGHT YEAR
If you’re attending San Diego Comic-Con 2014 this summer, here are the announced signings and exclusive item variants available from BOOM! Studios at the show!
Award-winning comic book publisher BOOM! Studios and its imprints, KaBOOM!, BOOM! Box, and Archaia, announced today it will return to exhibit at Comic-Con International in San Diego (San Diego Comic-Con, as it’s commonly called, or SDCC), to be held at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California July 23-27, 2014.
Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” Commences Principal Photography in the UK in Preparation for August 1, 2014 Film Release
Marvel Studios has begun production on Guardians of the Galaxy which is directed by James Gunn and slated for an August 1st, 2014 release.
The story features Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista), Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace), Yondu (Michael Rooker), Nebula (Karen Gillan), Korath the Pursuer (Djimon Hounsou), The Collector (Benicio del Toro), Rhomann Dey (John C. Reilly), Rocket Raccoon, Groot, and Nova Prime (Glenn Close). Groot & Rocket Raccoon will both be CGI characters with voice-over actors, who have yet to be announced.
While the characters may not be known by many people who don’t read comics, Marvel Studios is banking on the huge success of The Avengers to bring people into theaters for Guardians of the Galaxy.
Below is the full press release and a huge selection of photos of the cast from San Diego Comic-Con 2013.
DC ENTERTAINMENT KICKS OFF SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON BY UNVEILING ONE-OF-A-KIND JUSTICE LEAGUE CAR
Kia Motors America Teams Up with Industry Legend Jim Lee to Customize Vehicle On-Site in Front of Live Audience; All to Support ‘We Can Be Heroes’ Giving Campaign
eBay Hosts 10-Day Online Charity Auction
to Benefit the Horn of Africa
DC Entertainment (DCE) opened San Diego Comic-Con today with a blend of artistry and giving, unveiling the JUSTICE LEAGUE-inspired Kia Sorento, the eighth and final custom vehicle built in partnership with Kia Motors America. The Sorento’s eye-catching design was penned by legendary comic book artist and DC Entertainment Co-Publisher Jim Lee, who completed the customization of the car before a live audience. Created to raise awareness of DC Entertainment’s “We Can Be Heroes” giving campaign, the collection of all eight JUSTICE LEAGUE-inspired Kia vehicles will be on display throughout Comic-Con at the Interactive Zone at Petco Park, Official Comic-Con Partner.
Following the unveiling, DCE President Diane Nelson announced that the newly revealed JUSTICE LEAGUE car would be the centerpiece of a special online charity auction on eBay which benefits the “We Can Be Heroes” campaign. Nelson announced that the 10-day charity auction was now live through July 27, 2013 at www.ebay.com/wecanbeheroes.