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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Miracle Man Supports CBLDF

ComicsPRO member Jim Crocker of Modern Myths is auctioning sets of the Miracle Man series on ebay, with 50% of the proceeds to benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.

“We’ve been enthusiastic supporters of the Fund from our opening day five years ago,” says Modern Myths managing partner Jim Crocker. “I’ve always believed that Joe Ferrara’s description of the Fund as another type of business insurance is very apt. We’re lucky enough to be in a pretty progressive community ourselves, but that’s no guarantee that we’re safe.”

Crocker adds, “We currently support the Fund by donating all proceeds from sales of limited variants, and matching all donations placed in our counter-top change canister. It’s not necessarily much, but we’re a small store doing what we can. It was when I read one of the Fund’s press releases where they revealed that they had already paid more to defend Gordon Lee than it cost to open my store that we decided to try and do something extra for the Fund this holiday. When we realized that we could help the Fund with eBay’s MissionFish service and that we had a full run of this modern classic that could possibly command a respectable premium at auction, we decided that it made sense to share that with the CBLDF.”

Read more details at the
CBLDF's site.

Great job, Jim!

Thursday, November 08, 2007

ComicsPRO Exclusive Creator Tour

ComicsPRO Sponsors Black Dossier Tour with UK Artist Kevin O'Neill Exclusive signing engagements promote highly anticipated graphic novel

Kevin O'Neill, artist of the anticipated original graphic novel LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN: The Black Dossier will do an exclusive signing tour covering nine comic specialty stores and one pop culture convention over the course of eight days from November 14 through November 21. The tour begins on the first day of release of LOEG: The Black Dossier in New York City and ends eight days later in Las Vegas, Nevada.

At each signing along the tour, artist Kevin O'Neill will be hosted by members of Comics Professional Retail Organization (ComicsPRO), the trade group representing the interests of comic book specialty retailers. Some participating stores are also holding benefits for the Comic Book legal Defense Fund (CBLDF).

In addition to his work with writer Alan Moore on LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN, Kevin O'Neill is also known as the co-creator of MARSHAL LAW and NEMESIS the WARLOCK, and was among the first artists of the British anthology 2000 AD.

"I'm looking forward to the first ComicsPRO signing tour launching LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMAN: The Black Dossier," said O'Neill. "A book fraught with as much difficulty for us as it is for Mina and Quartermain! I believe readers will be startled by the Dossier's contents, the dramatic shifts in character, period and geography. This has been a project unlike any I've ever worked on in terms of scale and ambition. I also welcome the support of the CBLDF."

"ComicsPRO members really are a League of Extraordinary Retailers, so we're thrilled that an artist of Mr. O'Neill's caliber has agreed to kick off the first official exclusive ComicsPRO signing tour," said ComicsPRO President Joe Field, owner of Flying Colors Comics in Concord CA. "I know our member-retailers are prepared to deliver a great time for everyone involved in this tour."

Schedule of Events:

Wednesday November 14
6pm – 8pm
Jim Hanley's Universe
4 West 33rd Street, New York NY 10001
(212) 268-7088

Thursday November 15
Titan Comics
3701 NW Highway Suite #125 Dallas TX 75220

Friday November 16
Lone Star Comics booth at Wizard World Texas
Arlington TX (817) 829-7710

Saturday November 17
Earth 2 Comics
15017 Ventura Boulevard, Sherman Oaks CA 91403
(818) 386-9590

Golden Apple
7018 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90038
(323) 658-6047

Sunday November 18
Comic Relief
2026 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley CA 94704
(510) 843-5002

Comix Experience
305 Divisadero Street, San Francisco CA 94117
(415) 863-9258

Monday November 19
Hijinx Comics
2050 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose CA 95125
(408) 266-1103

Wednesday November 21
Comic Oasis
3121 N. Rainbow Road, Las Vegas NV 89108
(408) 266-1103

Alternate Reality
4800 S. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas NV 89119
(702) 736-3673

ComicsPRO is a retailer trade and advocacy group with more than 100 retailer-members with over 140 retail storefronts. Information and applications for membership can be found at

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Thursday, November 01, 2007

ComicsPRO on Myspace!

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