Category Archives: Comics

Your chance to win! – Wolverine Origins

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Today’s chance to win comes from Imaginary Worlds Comics and Collectables. They are giving away a copy of Wolverine Origins: Born in Blood. Here is the question:

What unbreakable material forms Wolverine’s claws and Skeleton?

Email your answer to CelestialAttic2018@celestialattic.com and be sure to like, listen and win now through the end of September!

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Join our first ever reader and listener drive to promote Celestial Attic, your source for Cleveland’s geekiest events. To promote the site and give back to the community, we are throwing two super-geeky events, the Cleveland Worldcon Party hosted at Bottlehouse Brewing Company in August, and the Picnic at the End of the Universe in September. Additionally, local businesses have donated prizes to help us share the love for the greater, geeky, Cleveland area.

Each week, we will promote two trivia questions to be asked on the blog, on facebook, or in the podcast on Wednesday and Friday. Email your answer to CelestialAttic2018@celestialattic.com to enter the drawing to be drawn each Wednesday and Saturday, with in-person drawings at the Worldcon Party and Picnic at the End of the Universe.

Immediate family members of Celestial Attic’s owners and employees are ineligible to win. You must be 18 and older to win. No purchase is required to win.

Be sure to check out our sponsors, Cleveland Cinemas, Imaginary Worlds Comics and Collectables, Library of America, Mac’s Backs Books of Coventry, The Malted Meeple, The Mummy and the Monkey’s Thrift Crypt, and Carol and John’s Comic Shop. Read, listen and like for your chance to win during the months of August and September.

How can you support us? Share our posts, like us on Facebook, subscribe to the podcast, add us to your flash brief, and recommend us to your friends and suggest items for our calendar. Additionally, take part in discussions on facebook and volunteer to help out with events.

Let’s work together to keep Cleveland Geeky.

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Read, Listen and Like to Win!

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Howdy Cleveland!

Join our first ever reader and listener drive to promote Celestial Attic, your source for Cleveland’s geekiest events. To promote the site and give back to the community, we are throwing two super-geeky events, the Cleveland Worldcon Party hosted at Bottlehouse Brewing Company in August, and the Picnic at the End of the Universe in September. Additionally, local businesses have donated prizes to help us share the love for the greater, geeky, Cleveland area.

Each week, we will promote two trivia questions to be asked on the blog, on facebook, or in the podcast on Tuesday and Friday. Email your answer to CelestialAttic2018@celestialattic.com to enter the drawing to be drawn each Wednesday and Saturday, with in-person drawings at the Worldcon Party and Picnic at the End of the Universe.

Immediate family members of Celestial Attic’s owners and employees are ineligible to win. You must be 18 and older to win. No purchase is required to win.

Be sure to check out our sponsors, Cleveland Cinemas, Imaginary Worlds Comics and Collectables, Library of America, Mac’s Backs Books of Coventry, The Malted Meeple, The Mummy and the Monkey’s Thrift Crypt, and Carol and John’s Comic Shop. Read, listen and like for your chance to win during the months of August and September.

How can you support us? Share our posts, like us on Facebook, subscribe to the podcast, add us to your flash brief, and recommend us to your friends and suggest items for our calendar. Additionally, take part in discussions on facebook and volunteer to help out with events.

Let’s work together to keep Cleveland Geeky.

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Straight outta SDCC… Comics & Books

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Bleeding Cool News’ Jude Terror has an announcement from IDW of Bernie Wrightson’s Frankenstein: Artist’s Edition to be released in late 2019. This masterpiece combines the sublime comic artistry of Bernie Wrightson with one of the greatest science fiction stories of all time.

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Also from Jude Terror at Bleeding Cool, Marv Wolfman will be scripting a four-issue Diablo miniseries illustrated by Piotr Kowalski for Titan. Based in the video game, the series follows human investigators as they uncover humanities origins.

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And, not necessarily comic book news, Batman’s issue 50 continues to carry controversy after the New York Times revealed the plot twist in the book. Now, comic writer Tom King stirred the pot after revealing his San Diego Comic Con bodyguard on Twitter.

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Straight outta SDCC… DC Comics!

With all the big San Diego Comic Con announcements, I thought I’d share the best of them in a few posts this week.

You can’t get SDCC without DC, So what’s up at DC / Warner? It looks like they are releasing a live-action Teen Titans tv series in the dark, grim, and gritty mold of the Batman films or the TV series Gotham. The series Titans is set to debut on DC’s $75 a year streaming service. They reversed course from the animated series’ light and happy model for some real darkness. Look for it in the latter half of 2018.

Over at Warner Brothers, DC has steered the venerable Shazam comic book in the exact opposite direction. The cinematic Shazam ripples with silliness and a light-hearted air only seen in DC’s animated features, though not even all of those. Shazam is scheduled for release April 5, 2019.

 

 

Pekar Park Comic Fest

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I somehow missed this gem. It is coming up tomorrow, Saturday the 14th. They say:

The fourth Pekar Park Comic Book Fest will return to Coventry Village on July 14. The free event spotlights local, independent comic book writers, illustrators and retailers and offers workshops for adults and kids.

The event will run from noon until 5 p.m. The day will culminate in a showing of the Harvey Pekar biopic “American Splendor.”

“Northeast Ohio is home to so many talented comic writers and illustrators, and Harvey really paved the way for these local independent comic and zine creators,” says Heights Libraries Coventry Branch Manager Pat Gray. “What better way to honor him than by getting all this talent together in one place, and inspiring new artists?”

The day’s workshops and panels features some fascinating topics. Each session will be held at the Heights Libraries’ Coventry Branch. Topics include:

The Art of Comix and Graphic Novels: Terri Libenson and Angela Oster will discuss the art of illustrating comix and graphic novels.
Publishing Comix and Zines: Bryn Adams, Miguel Hernandez, Melissa O’Grady and Kyle Osborne
What to Read Next? Reader’s Advisory for New and Favorite Graphic Novels and Comix: Kate Atherton, Tyler Federico, John G., Joshua Harlan and Leslie Nichol
The event will feature the comic vendors Comics Are Go, Imaginary Worlds, Mac’s Backs Books on Coventry; publishers Outlandish Press and Vagabond Comics; and artists Ted Sikora, Ashley Ribbletts, Keith Allen, Kate Atherton, Lindsey Bryan, Jed Collins, Michelle and Miguel Hernandez, Clare Kolat, Craig Lindsley, McKenzie Merriman, Chloe Niclas, Noelle Richards, Nathan Ward, and Tim Switalski.

The day’s activities for kids will include superhero crafts, comic making with Lake Erie Ink, spray tattoos, balloon animals and more!

SCHEDULE:

Panel discussions will take place throughout the afternoon at the Heights Libraries Coventry Branch, and at noon there will be a special film preview screening:

12 p.m. – Street Car City and Comix
A film essay by Cleveland Heights resident Brad Masi. This excerpt will show graphic re-enactments of early 1900s Cleveland drawn by Gary Dumm and JT Waldman and footage of Harvey Pekar as he interacts with friends and goes about his hum-drum life in this streetcar suburb.

1 p.m. – The Art of Comix and Graphic Novels
Terri Libenson and Angela Oster will discuss the art of illustrating comix and graphic novels.

2 p.m. – Publishing Comix and Zines
Bryn Adams, Miguel Hernandez, Melissa O’Grady and Kyle Osborne will discuss publishing in a panel moderated by Derf.

3 p.m. – What to Read Next? Reader’s Advisory for New and Favorite
Graphic Novels and Comix
Kate Atherton, Tyler Federico, John G., Joshua Harlan and Leslie Nichol

4 p.m. – Screening of American Splendor (2003, 1 hr 40 min)
An original mix of fiction and reality illuminates the life of comic book hero everyman Harvey Pekar.

2-4 p.m. Comic Film Shorts at Mac’s Backs

Family-friendly Activities

Activities for kids and families will take place outside in front of the Library:

Superhero Crafts and Comic Making with Lake Erie Ink (12-5 p.m.),

Airbrush Tattoos (12:30 – 2:30 p.m.),

Balloon sculptures by Dr. Strange (2:30 – 4:30 p.m.), and more.

Comic-related arts & crafts with Coventry Library children’s staff (12-5 p.m.)

Akron-Canton Comic Con Today!

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It’s time for a small Comic Con in Akron. Just $5, free for those under 6, gets you a day of comics, guests, contests and cosplay. The show runs from 10 am until 4 pm at Chapparells Bingo located at 2418 S Arlington Rd., Akron Ohio 44319. Guest creators include Robert Kraus, Adam Fields, Jay Kalagayan, Tim Fuller, Marcus Calvert, Frank James Bailey and more. The event boasts hourly prizes, a costume contest, and free parking. Of course there will be thousands of comics as well.