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CCI 2008 Preview: Part 2

In part 2 of CBR's CCI preview coverage, we've got Marvel's full schedule, updated and expanded info on Radical Publishing and AlexRossArt.com and new info from Oni Press, IDW and others. And remember, Dreamworks is making sure you have that deliciously free wi-fi access throughout the show, so you'll be able to walk the con and still read about it on CBR, kind of like going to the ballgame and listening to the announcers call it on the radio. Welcome To The Future!

AlexRossArt.com -UPDATED

AlexRossArt.com is packing up the caravan and heading westward to San Diego for Comic-Con International on July 24th - 27th. We are pleased to announce that this year we will again be right in the heart of the con floor at Booth #2419 and we will be unveiling new Alex Ross artwork and more to our fans.

And here's a new previously unannounced tidbit just for the Alex Ross faithful this year. Alex will again be unveiling his 2008 Sketchbook and it will be available at the AlexRossArt.com booth #2419 at San Diego, plus they are all signed.

Still not enough for you? How about if we told that we will also be bringing an exclusive lithograph featuring presidential hopeful Barack Obama!Make your plans to attend to the San Diego Comic-Con and check us out at Booth #2419 when you get there.

Archie Comics

Visit Archie Creators at the San Diego Comic Con

See Archie Creators at the following Panels:

Portfolio Reviews

Archie Editor-in-Chief Victor Gorelick will conduct Portfolio Reviews immediately following Growing up with Archie Panel. Anyone interested in having their portfolio reviewed meet Victor Gorelick outside Room 4 Sunday July 27th at 12:30pm. Reviews will be from 1:00-2:00

Archie Comics Creators Signing Schedule:

Dial R Studios

Dial R Studios (booth 2306) returns to Comic-Con International with four new books! The following titles are set to debut at the show: The Path to Armageddon trade paperback, Billy Banes # 1, and two special convention exclusive books: HoCal: The Collected Webcomics, and The Guns of Shadow Valley.

Dial R creators in attendance include J. Andrew Clark, Pat Loika, Chris Maze, Barry Miller, and Dave Wachter. Pat, Chris, and Dave will be sketching during the show. The studio is also raffling away a Nintendo DS Lite at their booth. Be sure stop by for a chance to win!

Hero Initiative

The Hero Initiative is at Booth 907 at this year's San Diego Comic Con!

BOOTH SCHEDULE

WED., 23 JUL (con hours 6:00-9:00)

THUR, 24 JUL (con hours 9:30-7:00)

FRI, 25 JUL (con hours 9:30-7:00)

SAT, 26 JUL (con hours 9:30-7:00)

SUN, 27 JUL (con hours 9:30-5:00)

MIKE McKONE SKETCHES

UK artist sensation Mike McKone (Amazing Spider-Man) will be doing 20 sketches for The Hero Initiative over the course of the con. Swing by the Hero booth #907 starting Thursday morning for details!

MARVEL v. DC SOFTBALL

It's on! Marvel takes on DC for the coveted Stan Lee Cup in their third annual San Diego softball game! Swing by and watch:

Adams Rec Center

3491 Adams Ave. (corner of 35th St.)

San Diego, CA 92116

Gametime is Thursday, July 24 at 4:30 PM!

CAG PANEL FEATURING HERO BOARD MEMBER MIKE MALVE

The panel, entitled, "The Comicbook Artists Guild: An Open Call for Members Nationwide," will be held in Room 24A on Friday, July 25, 2008 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Special guest speaker is Mike Malve, owner of the Atomic Comics store chain in Arizona and member of the Fundraising Committee for The Hero Initiative, who will speak on the overall mission of the Initiative and its partnership with CAG.In addition, you do not want to miss these Ebay Auctions, which are closing soon!

MEET STAN LEE AT SAN DIEGO!

WHAT: Hang with Stan Lee on a private yacht. Be one of five winners to receive * Photo and face time with Stan, two autographs on your own personal items, which you must bring and a ComicBookResources.com article and photos of the winners and event!

WHEN: Friday, July 25 at 6 pm

WHO: It's Stan Lee, 'nuff said.

EBAY LINK: http://qurls.com?i=37404

DINNER WITH JOE QUESADA AT MORTON'S SAN DIEGO!

WHAT: Be one of six winners to enjoy fine dining with Marvel Comics Editor in Chief Joe Quesada along with a copy of the Marvel Then and Now DVD signed by Joe Quesada AND Stan Lee! This is a social opportunity and no autographs will be allowed.

WHEN: Thursday, July 24 at 8 pm

WHO: Joe Quesada, need we say more?

EBAY LINK: http://qurls.com?i=37402

BREAKFAST AND ART WITH DAVID BULLOCK, DARWYN COOKE AND CAMERON STEWART

WHAT: Win breakfast and an original Batman sketch from one of the three artists (randomly selected) plus a chance to get an additional "jam" piece by all three modern masters for three lucky winners! If you win this breakfast auction, it's also your buy-in to a special, private, three-man auction!

WHEN: Friday, 25 JUL at 9:00 AM

WHO: David Bullock is a world-famous animation director, cover artist for Action Comics, and director of Justice League: The New Frontier. Darwyn Cooke is the award-winning writer and artist of DC: The New Frontier, The Spirit, Batman: Ego, and more. Cameron Stewart is the visionary artist of Catwoman, Seaguy, The Other Side, and many, many more top books!

EBAY LINK: http://qurls.com?i=37403

THE ULTIMATE COLLECTOR EXPERIENCE: LUNCH WITH CGC!

WHAT: Win the ultimate behind-the-scenes experience - a grading and restoration detection class "basics 101" and lunch with former CGC President and Primary Grader Steve Borock plus lunch!

WHEN: Saturday, July 26 at approximately 12 noon

WHO: Former CGC President and Primary Grader Steve Borock

EBAY LINK: http://qurls.com?i=37405

MARVEL VS DC COMICS THIRD ANNUAL SOFTBALL GAME

WHAT: Win a chance to play either on the Marvel Comics softball team or the DC Comics softball game in their annual game! The winner of each team's auction will get an official Marvel or DC uniform, receive luxury motorcoach transportation to and from the game on the team bus roster and get their position assigned by either Marvel captain Mike Pascuillo or DC captain Adam Schlagman.

WHEN: Thursday, July 24, buses leave at 3:30 pm, game begins at 4:30 pm

EBAY LINK: Marvel auction: http://qurls.com?i=37399

EBAY LINK: DC Comics auction: http://qurls.com?i=37401

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterdays' creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It's a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment. For more information, call 310-909-7809 or visit www.HeroInitiative.org.

IDW Publishing

IDW Publishing has released their CCI signing scheduling in the following handy jpegs. Click 'em and print 'em!

Marvel Comics

Hey True Believers, do you know where you want to spend Comic-Con International? At the Marvel Booth (#2429) of course! We've got more programming at our booth than ever before, featuring trailers, celebrity appearances, Q&A with your favorite creators and more! Who else would bring you a Marvel Fashion Show or surprise Marvel giveaways? Don't forget to make a date with Booth #2429--The Marvel Booth--for Comic-Con International, as the House Of Ideas presents the Comic-Con booth you can't miss!

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

Marvel is pleased to unveil the official Comic-Con International signing schedule for the Marvel Booth (#2429). This is your chance to meet your favorite creators and have them sign your most treasured comic books, collections and posters! Make sure to arrive early and meet your favorite creator from the House of Ideas!

WEDNESDAY6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

THURSDAY

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Punisher War Zone Signing*

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

FRIDAY

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Hulk Vs Animated Series Signing

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

SATURDAY

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

SUNDAY

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

*= Ticketed Event. Subject to change.

Man of Action Studios

Man of Action Studios, the creative development company formed in 2002 by comic book iconoclasts Joe Casey (Godland), Joe Kelly (Spider-Man), Duncan Rouleau (Metal Men), and Steven T. Seagle (American Virgin) will be in full force at the 2008 Comicon International. Fans are welcome to come by booth 2007 for autographs and exclusive advance looks at upcoming Man of Action comic and media projects.

Man of Action are the creators of the record-shattering BEN 10 series for Cartoon Network, and have created for diverse clients such as Activision, NBC/Universal, Animal Planet, Marvel Comics, DC Comics, SAMG Animation, Warner Brothers Feature Films, Paramount Feature Films, FOX television, Mainframe Animation, 4Kids Entertainment, and Speak Theater Arts.

Man Of Action launches its own line of original comics and graphic novels under the Image Comics banner this year including Krash Bastards, Charlatan Ball, Four Eyes, I Kill Giants, Soul Kiss, and The Great Unknown. Copies and preview copies will be at the booth. Man of Action will also have Ben 10 DVDs available as well as the full library of Man Of Action trade paperbacks.

Man of Action is represented by William Morris Agency.

McFarlane Toys

COMIC-CON EXCLUSIVE HALO 3 FIGURES

As a special exclusive promotion for Comic-Con 2008, McFarlane Toys will be offering a set of two Halo 3 action figures, available for purchase online only during San Diego Comic-Con and available only while supplies last. This limited-time special offer features two of McFarlane Toys' highly sought-after Halo 3 action figures in a commemorative combo available only to Comic-Con attendees!

An exclusive Spartan Soldier (EVA "HellSpartan") will be paired with an exclusive clear Spartan Soldier (CQB Active-camouflage) figure. Although packaged individually, the two figures will be sold ONLY as a set for $30 (plus shipping).

To take advantage of this opportunity, go to McFarlane Toys' Comic-Con booth #2601 to receive a card with complete details and instructions for purchase online at SPAWN.com. This promotional item will be available only to attendees of San Diego Comic-Con by use of a coupon code, which can only be used once. There will be a limit of one card per person, and one set per card.

FREE COMICS FOR ALL!

While supplies last - Free SPAWN comics, compliments of Todd McFarlane Productions. Get yours at our booth while you can - you know how rabid Comic-Con attendees can be - come early so you don't go away empty-handed.

PANEL DISCUSSIONS AND SIGNINGS THURSDAY, JULY 24

FRIDAY, JULY 25

SATURDAY, JULY 26

SUNDAY, JULY 27

All events and signings are subject to change.

NBM Publishing

NBM Publishing (www.nbmpub.com) is proud to announce the schedule of writer and artist signings in its booth at Comic-Con International: San Diego (www.comic-con.org/cci). The booth, #1528 -- in the exhibit hall between the Small Press Pavilion and the Gold and Silver Age Pavilion -- will feature signings by stars including Rick Geary (A TREASURY OF VICTORIAN MURDER), Brian Talbot (ALICE IN SUNDERLAND), Ted Rall (SILK ROAD TO RUIN), and many others.

Here is NBM's signing schedule schedule.

Wednesday eveningCornnell Clarke (Peanut Butter)

Thursday

1:00 - 2:30

2:30 - 4:00

4:00 - 5:30

5:30 - 7:00

Friday

10:30 - 12:00

1:00 - 2:30

2:30 - 4:00

4:00 - 5:30

5:30 - 7:00

Saturday

10:30 - 12:00

1:00 - 2:30

2:30 - 4:00

4:00 - 5:30

5:30 - 7:00

Sunday

10:30 - 12:00

1:00 - 2:30

Oni Press

Premiering at SDCC 2008:

THE APOCALIPSTIX

by Cameron Stewart and Ray Fawkes

Mandy, Megumi, & Dot aren't going to let a little thing like armageddon stop them from rocking a world tour, so don't let the Comic-Con crush stop you from picking up a signed copy at the SDCC 2008 premier!

Only available at Conventions!

SCOTT PILGRIM COLOUR SPECIAL!

Bryn Lee O'Malley has collected odds and ends from 2008 and Oni Press has compiled them into this con exclusive! It's Scott Pilgrim in full colour, it's a limited run, and it's only available at the Oni Press Booth during cons. Get your copy now before it's gone!

New Oni Merch!

Including: Scott Pilgrim Shirts & Buttons, Black Metal Shirts & Buttons, Wasteland Shirts, North World Shirts, and much more!

Oni Staff on Panels!

Oni Press is pleased to announce the following signings at their booth:

And of course the Oni Press Staff will be on hand at the Oni Booth (1834 1835 1836 1837): Joe Nozemack, James Lucas Jones, Randal C. Jarrell, Jill Beaton, & Cory Casoni.

Penny Arcade

This year we're in booth #1237. It's a good size booth and it's located right on the end of the 1200 isle so it shouldn't be too hard to spot. If you'd like to know what we'll be bringing you can click on this thumbnail of our banner to see a larger version.

As you can see we'll have some new stuff like a Deepcrow shirt as well as the exclusive Deepcrow poster. We'll also have the Leeroy Jenkins print which is only sold at conventions. You can even pick up a copy of our game if you want. We've got these cool little credit cards with RSPD artwork and a code for the game.

Tycho and I will be there From preview night on Wednesday to Sunday when they close the place down. We have one panel on Friday at 5:30 pm in room 5AB. Other than that we'll do our best to be at the booth and available all the time. Sketches and autographs are always free but remember to bring a sketchbook or something else for me to draw on. Our policy of signing anything that doesn't burn, sting or bite is still in effect.

Radical Publishing: UPDATED

This year, Radical Comics is proud to announce a multimedia effort leading up to and through Comic-Con International 2008.

RADIO

In the weeks leading up to Comic-Con, Radical Publishing is sponsoring 102.7 KIIS FM's Girls of Gaming model search during "MANNY ON THE STREETS" 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. drive time radio program. This contest will reach 2 million+ listeners.

PRINT

On hand for the month of July, Radical Publishing will have three magazine features. One in Geek Monthly that reaches 200,000+ readers in circulation, one in quarterly magazine, Comics NOW!, and one in PLAY magazine with 218,000+ readers in circulation. All three magazines will be distributed in the exhibit hall of the Comic-Con show.

CONTEST/RAFFLE

Radical Publishing and Fusion Publishing (publishers of PLAY magazine and Geek Monthly magazine), is giving one lucky contest winner an ALL EXPENSE PAID TRIP TO THE SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON CONVENTION. This prize includes hotel, passes to the show, extra spending money, along with a Radical prize package worth over $500 including a one year subscription for all of Radical Publishing's titles. This contest is being held on the Fusion Publishing sites (www.playmagazine.com and www.geekmonthly.com) . Pictures for the promotion along with articles of the contest will run in subsequent issues of both PLAY and Geek Monthly. Fusion Publishing, in conjunction with Radical Publishing, will be holding a raffle at their booth where they will be giving away a SONY PSP along with a Radical Publishing package worth over $500!Radical prize for the lucky winner will include LIMITED EDITION books, RADICAL BRAND TSHIRTS, HATS, SWEATSHIRTS from our RADICAL CLOTHING LINE, and a ONE YEAR SUBSCRIPTION for all of Radical Publishing's titles.

RADICAL PUBLISHING WILL HOLD THEIR OWN DAILY RAFFLE THURSDAY, JULY 24th thru SATURDAY July 26th starting at 5:00p.m.

SUNDAY, JULY 27 starting at 4:00 p.m.Visit the Radical Publishing booth (#2806) to participate in the RADICAL PUBLISHING COMIC CON RAFFLE. Prizes include iPHONE, POSTERS, RADICAL BRAND T-SHIRTS, HATS, and SWEATSHIRTS from our new RADICAL CREATIONS CLOTHING LINE.

COMIC CON 2008 EXCLUSIVESAvailable for sale at the Radical Publishing booth (#2806) will be LIMITED EDITIONS of the SOLD OUT first issues of CALIBER: FIRST CANON OF JUSTICE and HERCULES: THE THRACIAN WARS as well as limited variant covers of their fourth issues featuring a HERCULES #4 cover by GEORGE PRATT and a wraparound CALIBER #4 cover by GREG RUTH.

Also available for sale will be a FIRST ISSUE LIMITED EDITION of Radical's newest title: FREEDOM FORMULA: GHOST OF THE WASTELAND.

These editions will all be limited to 500 copies each.

SIGNINGSTHURSDAY, JULY 24th

FRIDAY, JULY 25th

SATURDAY, JULY 26th

SUNDAY, JULY 27th

THE 2008 RADICAL PANEL AT SAN DIEGO COMIC CON

FRIDAY, JULY 25th.

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

ROOM 10

Radical Publishing is pleased to announce our annual San Diego Comic Con panel discussion. This will be an opportunity for communication between us and our fans. Attending will be special guests, HERCULES designer and cover artist for issues #1 and #2; the legendary JIM STERANKO, STEVE NILES (30 Days of Night), writer of the upcoming Radical project CITY OF DUST, IAN EDGINTON (Stormwatch: Post Human Division) discusses his never before seen approach to ALADDIN, SAM SARKAR, writer of CALIBER, and EDMUND SHERN, the writer of FREEDOM FORMULA. Radical's President and Publisher, BARRY LEVINE and Editor-in-Cheif Dave Elliott will host.

Top Cow

Top Cow Productions Inc. announced its schedule today for this week's San Diego Comic-Con, the nation's biggest and best comics and pop culture extravaganza to be held at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California from July 23 - 27.

Top Cow will set up shop at Booth #2329 and heads into the convention with exclusives, preview books, free goodies and a long list of guests, headlined by Top Cow CEO and founder Marc Silvestri (Witchblade, The Darkness, Cyberforce), artist J.G. Jones (Wanted) and writer Paul Dini (Madame Mirage).

Actor and producer Seth Green (Robot Chicken, Family Guy) and writer Hugh Sterbakov will be on hand to sign copies of their new Freshmen comic, Freshmen: Summer Vacation Special and the new Vol. 1 hardcover. During their signing (see schedule below), they will be joined by renowned sculptor Clayburn Moore to premiere the prototype of the Nightmare Puppeteer Torso Statue, based on the lead female Freshmen character. The limited-run statue will ship in early 2009 but will be available for pre-order at Comic-Con and comes with a signed Certificate of Authenticity and an exclusive mini-litho, available only at the signing.

The creators behind Broken Trinity, Top Cow's big summer event that will have far-reaching consequences on the Top Cow Universe, will also be at the show. Writer Ron Marz (Witchblade, Samurai: Heaven and Earth), layout artist Phil Hester (and current writer on The Darkness) and artist Stjepan Sejic (Witchblade) will sign copies of Broken Trinity #1, which features an exclusive variant cover by Sejic. Hester's partner on The Darkness, artist Michael Broussard (Unholy Union), will also be available for autographs and sketches.

At the Top Cow booth (#2329), the publisher will have the following new products available for fans:

Top Cow will also present a panel on Saturday, July 26 from 3 - 4 p.m. in Room 2 of the Convention Center, where attendees can hear exciting announcements about recent film developments and upcoming publishing plans, including new projects from top creators. Panelists will include Marc Silvestri, Seth Green, Paul Dini, Ron Marz and special surprise guests straight from Hollywood. Attendees will also receive a free gift and a special pass to an autograph signing with Freshmen creators Seth Green and Hugh Sterbakov and surprise guests, to take place after the panel at the Top Cow Booth (#2329). One lucky attendee will receive a free piece of original art from Witchblade artist Stjepan Sejic.

Fans will also get the opportunity to meet and talk with their favorite Top Cow creators. The appearance schedule at the Top Cow Booth (#2329) appears below (please check the booth daily for updates as the schedule is subject to change without notice).

Fans should note that because of anticipated crowding issues, select artists will only be able to do a limited amount of free sketches per sitting. Fans can obtain special sketch tickets in advance for one free sketch by the artist of their choice at the Top Cow booth at the start of each day, first come, first served.

As a bonus, there will be raffle drawings held throughout the weekend for Wanted movie merchandise and original sketches drawn by Top Cow artists.

In addition, the new trailer for the Wanted movie on Blu-ray disc will debut on the monitors at the Top Cow booth.

TOP COW 2008 SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON SIGNING AND PANEL SCHEDULE*All signings take place at the Top Cow Booth (#2329) unless otherwise noted.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 23

8 - 9 p.m.

THURSDAY, JULY 24

10 - 11 a.m.

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

12 - 1:30 p.m.

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

2:30 - 4 p.m.

4 - 5 p.m.

5 - 6 p.m.

6 - 7 p.m.

FRIDAY, JULY 25

10 - 11 a.m.

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

12 - 1 p.m.

1 - 2 p.m.

1 - 2:30 p.m.

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

4 - 5 p.m. THE IMAGE COMICS SHOW - Room 7AB

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

5:30 - 7 p.m. TOP SECRET IMAGE COMICS SPECIAL EVENT - Image Comics Signing Area

5:30 - 7 p.m.

SATURDAY, JULY 26

10- 11 a.m.

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

12 - 1 p.m.

1 - 2 p.m.

2 - 3 p.m.

3 - 4 p.m.

3 - 4 p.m. HERD IT THROUGH THE BO-VINE (panel, Room 2)

4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

SUNDAY, JULY 27

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

12 - 1 p.m.

1 - 2:30 p.m.

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

*SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE

Titan

July 24 2008Nemi at the Titan Books stand

09:00 - 17:00 Booth 5337Take a sneak-peek at some hilarious Nemi comic strip The Spirit Bookmarks

09:00 - 17:00 Booth 5337Come to the Titan stand to get your hands on exclusive Spirit bookmarks! Watching the Watchmen Bookmarks

09:00 - 17:00 Booth 5337Come visit the Titan Books stand for exclusive Watching the Watchmen Bookmarks! Meet Tank Girl

11:00 - 16:00 Booth 5337Get up close and personal with our very own Tank Girls at the Titan Books stand Will Eisner: Portrait of a Sequential Artist

19:00 - 21:00 7AB

Get a look behind the mask of The Spirit creator in this feature-length documentary movie. With a triumphant world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, the production features the legendary writer/artist Will Eisner with Frank Miller, Stan Lee, Jules Feiffer, Jack Kirby, Kurt Vonnegut, and many others. Following this unique free movie screening, director/producer Andrew D. Cooke and writer/producer Jon B.July 25 2008Watchmen: The Movie

11:55 - 13:00 Hall H

Warner Bros' Watchmen panel (Guest appearances TBA)July 26 2008Watching the Watchmen Pane

11:00 - 12:00 Room 7AB

Author and artist Dave Gibbons (Watchmen) and Entertainment Weekly writer Jeff Jenson discuss the hugely anticipated Watching the Watchmen with the book's designers Chip Kidd (Mythology, Jurassic Park, Batman Collected) and Mike Essl. Hear Dave Gibbons' account of the genesis of Watchmen in this exclusive interview and Q&A session! Includes a presentation of rare material from the upcoming book.Will Eisner Tribute

13:00 - 14:00 Room 8

A tribute to and panel discussion about legendary artist, cartoonist, educator, and entrepreneur Will Eisner, who played an important role in the growth of comics and sequential art from the Golden Age of Comics through the acceptance and dynamic growth of the graphic novel. Panelists include Michael Uslan (producer, Batman, The Spirit), Paul Levitz (publisher and president, DC Comics), Denis Kitchen (cartoonist, publisher, Eisner's agent), Carl Gropper (Eisner's nephew), Jon B. Cooke (editor, Comic Book Artist, educator), and Andrew D. Cooke (director/producer of Will Eisner: Portrait of a Sequential Artist).Terminator Salvation

13:15 - 14:00 Hall H

In the highly anticipated new installment of The Terminator film franchise, set in post-apocalyptic 2018, Christian Bale stars as John Connor, the man fated to lead the human resistance against Skynet and its army of Terminators. But the future Connor was raised to believe in has been altered in part by the appearance of Marcus Wright (Sam Worthington), a stranger whose last memory is of being on death row. Connor must decide whether Marcus has been sent from the future or rescued from the past. As Skynet prepares its final onslaught, Connor and Marcus both embark on an odyssey that takes them into the heart of Skynet's operations, where they uncover the terrible secret behind the possible annihilation of mankind.

Zenescope

Come join Zenescope Entertainment in San Diego at Booth #2104 next week as they unveil several brand new issues and exclusives at this years highly anticipated Comic Con International.

Included in Zenescope's debut lineup:BEYOND WONDERLAND #1 Comic Con Exclusive limited to 750 with cover art by superstar artist David Finch (New Avengers, Spider-Man Unlimited), 1001 ARABIAN NIGHTS: The Adventures of Sinbad #2 Comic Con Exclusive limited to 750 with cover art by David Nakayama (Marvel Adventures) and GRIMM FAIRY TALES #29 Comic Con Exclusive limited to 500 with cover art by Renato Camilo.Another title premiering at Comic Con is the much anticipated psychological thriller THE STRAW MEN, adapted from the best-selling Michael Marshall novel that Stephen King called 'Scary as hell' and 'A masterpiece.' With artwork by Brett Weldele (Southland Tales) and covers by David Seidman (Se7en). "[The Straw Men] is a thinking-man's horror comic, a thrill-ride for readers who simply demand more from their comics. If I could, I would add it to everyone's pull list." --Jeff Marsick, Newsarama

Appearing at Zenescope Booth #2104:

*Also in attendance will be the lovely Zene-booth babes who will be available for pictures all weekend long! As always go to www.myspace.com/zenescopecomics or www.zenescope.com for convention photos and for more information on Zenescope's titles.

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