ComicConBox To Include Exclusive ‘Star Wars: Darth Vader Down’ #1 Variants In December

ComicConBox™ To Include Exclusive ‘Star Wars: Darth Vader Down’ #1 Variants In December

Regular, B&W Sketch and Virgin covers Drawn By Mike Mayhew Available To 3-month ComicConBox Subscribers


Star Wars 1 Darth Vader Variant Comic Cover

Star Wars 1 Darth Vader Variant Comic Cover

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., November 2, 2015 — Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) and Marvel today announced that the Star Wars: Darth Vader Down #1 Mike Mayhew ComicConBox™ Variant Covers will pay tribute to the iconic original Star Wars Episode VI: Revenge Of The Jedi Movie Poster (the name of the film was later changed to Return of the Jedi).


There are actually three versions of the cover; the first is a regular edition, the second version is a Black & White Sketch cover version, and a third – Subscription Only Variant, is a Virgin cover, so the original art can be seen in its entirety.


“Mike Mayhew was the first and only choice to pay homage to this classic Movie poster,” says John Macaluso , Wizard World CEO. “Mike captured the essence and power of Darth Vader, and we were super-excited when he accepted the job! We were so taken aback by the original art that we saw from Mike, that we decided to bonus every single ComicConBox for December. Every subscriber will receive both the original and Sketch Black & White version. Consider this an early holiday gift from Wizard World and Comic Con Box!”


“Vader Down is going to be nothing short of epic and we’re thrilled that Mike Mayhew could bring his classic style to this exciting variant cover,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel . “We can’t wait for fans to get their hands on this twist on the iconic poster.”


The extremely limited Virgin Variant Cover will be available to 3-month subscribers only.


Go to to order your subscription today.


Fans can join ComicConBox™ at and can interact with the service on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and other social media outlets as well as via email at .

About Wizard World Presents ComicConBox

Wizard World Presents ComicConBox™ ( ) is a premium subscription-based monthly box service, featuring collectibles, exclusives, toys, tech and gaming, licensed artwork, superior comics and apparel, Wizard World Comic Con tickets, special VIP discounts and more. Boxes ship to U.S. members on or around the 30th of each month and also feature Epic Grand Prizes in random packages.

About Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD)

Wizard World, Inc. ( ) produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, television, cosplay, comics, graphic novels, toys, video gaming, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A’s, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Wizard World has also launched ConTV, a digital media channel in partnership with leading independent content distributor Cinedigm™ (NASDAQ: CIDM), and ComicConBox™, a premium subscription-based monthly box service. Fans can interact with Wizard World on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media services.

Wizard World 2015-16 schedule available at .

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Wizard World Presents: ComicConBox

A few moments ago, Wizard World announced their newest product – ComicConBox

You may have heard of other companies doing something similar – Basically ComicConBox is a monthly subscription service that gets delivered to your door and is filled with comic con related goods.

I am very interested to see what Wizard World plans on sending to each fan and how limited each item will be. I might purchase one month so I can share the contents with my readers. The subscription costs $29.99

Here is more info on what to expect from a ComicConBox


Collectibles and Exclusives
Toys, Tech and Gaming
 Licensed Artwork
Limited Edition Comics and Apparel
Special VIP Discounts
 And More! 

Inside this month’s  ComicConBox, you will find premium, licensed Comic Con products from properties such as:

Marvel Comics (Secret Wars exclusive variant comic included)
Star Wars
Halo and Mass Effect
Game of Thrones 
Funko Toys
And More! 

ComicConBox Mystery Boxes will also include: 

Celebrity Autographs (Norman Reedus, Ron Perlman, etc)
Disney Infinity Figures
Comic Con Tickets and Discounts
Mortal Kombat Gaming Controllers  
And More!

NOTE: We have a VERY LIMITED SUPPLY of boxes this month. Please don’t miss out, we will sell out…


Based on everything mentioned above, I’d say this a no-brainer as the contents each month seem to be worth much more than the $29.99 monthly cost.

I am curious as to how many will be produced each month and if a monthly subscription will sell out.


WonderCon Anaheim 2015: Badges on Sale Now!

WonderCon Anaheim 2015 has announced that badge sales have officially opened! Here is the email I received:

All of us here at Comic-Con International are excited to announce that registration for WonderCon Anaheim 2015 is now open!

WonderCon Anaheim, one of the country’s most exciting and fastest growing shows will take place the weekend of April 3-5 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) at the amazing Anaheim Convention Center. This action packed weekend features an expanded Exhibit Hall, featuring comics and merchandise from many popular artists and retailers, exclusive programming from the top comic publishers in the country, movie and television panels, anime, autographs, games, the ever popular Masquerade competition, and more! The Anaheim Convention Center is conveniently located within walking distance to Disneyland’s popular Downtown Disney District and The Shops at Anaheim Gardenwalk, making it an ideal location for after-hours fun and excitement. WonderCon Anaheim offers the complete convention experience!

WonderCon Anaheim 2015 Badge Purchase:

Just like last year, badges for WonderCon Anaheim 2015 will be available for purchase online only! No badges will be sold onsite at the Anaheim Convention Center. By purchasing a badge online, you will be assured entry to one of the most popular comics conventions on the calendar.

CLICK HERE to take advantage of online registration today! For badge prices and additional information, please visit:

For information on WonderCon Anaheim 2015 exhibitors, programming, exclusives, and special guests, check out our website at:

Hotel Reservations:

WonderCon Anaheim is pleased to announce that Travel Planners will be handling all WonderCon Anaheim hotel reservations for 2015. This year we’re offering five fabulous hotels close to the Anaheim Convention Center with special rates for WonderCon Anaheim 2015 attendees. CLICK HERE to book your room today!


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Official C2E2 2015 Poster Artwork Revealed

The official C2E2 2015 Poster artwork  has been revealed!

This years artwork has been done by Ryan Stegman. Here is the info taken from the C2E2 site:

2015 C2E2 Poster

The exclusive C2E2 poster has been unveiled featuring Captain America, Iron Man and Thor from Marvel’s Avengers NOW! battling Ultron against a pastel backdrop of the Chicago skyline. The image, created for the Show by Ryan Stegman, will be given away at all C2E2 events leading up to the Show and local comic book stores in the Midwest area. A signed poster will be included in sold out VIP packages this year.

Don’t miss Ryan Stegman at C2E2 2015. This Spotlight Comic Guest will be hanging out in Artist Alley all weekend long!

C2E2 takes place on APRIL 24-26, 2015 at the SOUTH BUILDING AT MCCORMICK PLACE. This is one of the best conventions around and is a great joy to attend each year!




Stan Lee to Attend 2015 C2E2

C2E2 is the official start to my personal comic con year. I attend C2E2 each year and it is by far one of my personal favorite cons – Not only has this conventions become extremely popular, but it also brings some of the biggest name in comics.

The one and only – Stan Lee – will attend the 2015 C2E2!

Here is more info taken from the C2E2 site:

Stan Lee C2E2

Stan Lee

Best Known For: Creator of Spider-Man

Appearing: All Days

Location: C2E2 Autographing Area

Stan Lee is known to millions as the man whose Super Heroes propelled Marvel to its preeminent position in the comic book industry. His co-creations include Spider-Man™, The Avengers ™, X-Men™, Iron Man™, The Incredible Hulk™, The Fantastic Four™, as well as hundreds of others. He introduced Spider-Man™ as a syndicated newspaper strip that became the most successful of all syndicated adventure strips and has appeared in more than 500 newspapers worldwide. Stan currently remains Chairman Emeritus of Marvel, as well as a member of the Editorial Board of Marvel Comics.

Stan is currently the Chairman & Chief Creative Officer of POW! Entertainment, a multimedia entertainment company based in Beverly Hills, CA, which he founded with production partner Gill Champion & the late intellectual property specialist Arthur Lieberman. POW! has debuted several titles in the publishing sphere, including Solider Zero, Traveler, and Starborn with Boom Comics, Stan Lee and the Mighty 7 with Archie and A Squared Entertainment, and Romeo and Juliet: The War with 1821 Comics. Stan has been involved in creating five feature film scripts, including Annihilator with Magic Storm Entertainment and Prodigal. He is also involved with the creation of a live action musical for a casino in Macau called Yin and Yang: The Battle of Tao. Additionally, he is working on the creation of an Indian and South American superhero franchises.

*All trademarks are owned by Marvel Entertainment, LLC.


Marvel’s Ant-Man – The First Flop?

Earlier today, Marvel released it’s first teaser trailer for Ant-Man – Who or What you might ask? Yes Ant-Man. For those of you left in the dark, Ant-Man is definitely not a name that the general public knows, or might even care about and it might be one of Marvel’s latest flops.

Ant-Man is Scott Lang – a reformed thief and an electronics expert who goes from human size – to ant-size. Why would anyone want to do this? Well, I’m not sure but I assume Marvel has it all figured out. I decided to give the trailer a shot and at first glance it seemed good – then I got to the part of Ant-Man flying on an insect (which I guess is expected) and decided to turn it off.

I don’t know about you, but I am beginning to feel that Marvel thinks they can take any and everything from the comic world and turn it into a multi-million/billion hit. Does the world really consider a man who flies on insects an actual hero? Now don’t get me wrong, the cast for this movie looks fantastic but I feel as if it lacks substance, true meaning, an actual reason to make me want to stand up and say “Yes, Ant-Man I can connect with you and feel you make the world a better place!” Unfortunately it has not, if I wanted to watch some ride an ant, I would re-watch Honey, I Shrunk the Kids and probably get more excitement from it.

I think that Ant-Man will not be as successful as Marvel hopes and I think they are really scrambling for comic characters to turn into success stories.

Here is the trailer and I am very curious to read your take on Ant-Man

2015 Comic Con Press Application Open

The 2015 Comic Con Press Application is now open and don’t forget to register for your press pass! The deadline is quickly approaching!

Here is the email that was sent out:

We are pleased to announce that the press application period for Comic-Con 2015 is now open!

If you are a member of the press and would like to apply for a Comic-Con 2015 press badge, please visit and download the “Comic-Con 2015 Instructions to Apply as Press“ PDF. Press applications and verification materials must be postmarked or emailed by December 12, 2014. Applications sent after this date will not be considered.

Once you have submitted your application and verification materials, please allow six weeks for processing and review. You will be notified via email if you are approved or declined.

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