Vertigo's "The Un-Men" Creators Invade Eastern Seaboard

Official Press Release

New York - John Whalen, Mike Hawthorne and Tomer Hanuka, creators of Vertigo Comics' mad-creepy new monthly horror series, The Un-Men, will sign copies on Saturday Nov. 10, from 5-7 p.m. at Midtown Comics in Times Square.

The Un-Men marks the return of the beloved baddies introduced in the very first issues of the classic Swamp Thing comics.

Freaky praise for The Un-Men:

• "With such a strong first issue, this may be the new series Vertigo has been looking for to replace the soon-to-be over Y the Last Man." -Popcultureshock.com

• "An intelligently penned and well-structured opening to a series of enormous potential." -Comixfan.com

• "A very good, very expert first issue." -BrokenFrontier.com

• "Bizarre and entrancing" -ComicOverload.com

Series writer John Whalen is the author of several books, including 80 Greatest Conspiracies of All Time, Big Book of the Weird Wild West, and Based on a True Story (But With More Car Crashes). Eisner- and Harvey-nominated cartoonist Mike Hawthorne is the creator of cult favorite comic series, Hysteria, and artist of the critically acclaimed comic miniseries, Umbra. Cover artist Tomer Hanuka is an award-winning illustrator and cartoonist whose work has appeared in Time magazine, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone and the New York Times.


Sat., Nov. 3, 10am-1pm:

Mike Hawthorne at Comix Connection in York, PA. West Manchester Mall, 1800 Loucks Road, York, PA 17404 (Phone: 717-767-4871)

Sat., Nov. 3, 4-7pm:

Mike Hawthorne at Comix Connection in Mechanicsburg, PA. Artworks Buidling, 6200 Carlisle Pike, Suite C, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 (Phone: 717-591-2727)

Fri., Nov. 9, 6-9pm:

Mike Hawthorne and John Whalen at Brave New Worlds Comics in Old City Philadelphia. 45 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (Phone: 215-925-6525)

Sat., Nov. 10, 11am-1pm:

Mike Hawthorne and John Whalen at Brave New Worlds Comics in Willow Grove, PA. 212 N. Easton Street, Willow Grove, PA 19090 (Phone: 215-657-8838)

Sat., Nov. 10, 5-7pm:

Mike Hawthorne, John Whalen and Tomer Hanuka at Midtown Comics Times Square in Manhattan. (200 W. 40th St. in Times Square (corner of 7th Ave.), New York, NY 10018 (Phone: 212-302-8192)

Additional dates and locations to be announced.

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