ComiXology Announces Comic Book All Stars Collectible Trading Cards: Series 2
Creator Cards Including Alison Bechdel, Neil Gaiman, Grant Morrison, Gail Simone and Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, & Nate Powell of the March Trilogy & Comic Book “Rookie” All Star Cards for Debut Comic Book Writers Margaret Atwood and Chuck Palahniuk
September 29, 2016 – New York, NY – ComiXology, Amazon’s premier digital comic shopping and reading platform, revealed today its 2016 New York Comic Con exclusive promotional give-away: Series 2 of the “Comic Book All Stars” collectible trading cards. With over 30 creators featured, the collectible cards spotlight a photo or self-portrait by fan-favorite comic book creators like Alison Bechdel (Fun Home), Neil Gaiman (Sandman), Joe Hill (Locke & Key), and Gail Simone (Birds of Prey). Series 2 features the first graphic-novel-specific card, with a tribute to the bestselling March Trilogy written by Congressman John Lewis and Andrew Aydin with art by Nate Powell.
Series 2 also introduces the first ever All Star “Rookie” Cards featuring two creators who recently made their graphic novel debuts: Booker Award-winning novelist Margaret Atwood (Angel Catbird) and #1 New York Times bestselling author Chuck Palahniuk (Fight Club 2). The 31-card complete set includes fun facts about the creators as well as a redemption code on each Comic Book All Star card redeemable for a free title on comixology.com that has been handpicked by the creator.
“Sequels need to be bigger and bolder than the original so we’ve upped the ante for New York Comic Con,” said comiXology cofounder and CEO David Steinberger. “Series 2 has more cards, including a card showcasing the all-ages comics creative team of Art Baltazar and Franco and a card spotlighting one of my personal favorite graphic novels of all time, March. Whether the cards are self-portraits, like Jim Cheung’s, or throwback photos like Cliff Chiang’s, they celebrate the unbridled creativity of the writers and artists who create comics.”
The Comic Book All Stars Series 2 collectible trading card set features the following cards
Charlie Adlard, artist: The Walking Dead Tyreese Special (Image Comics) Pénélope Bagieu, writer/artist: Josephine (Editions Delcourt) Alison Bechdel, writer/artist: Fun Home (Houghton Mifflin) Natacha Bustos, artist: Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur (Marvel Comics) Sophie Campbell, artist: Shadoweyes (Iron Circus) Cliff Chiang, artist: Paper Girls (Image Comics) Jim Cheung, artist: Young Avengers (Marvel Comics) Johnnie Christmas, artist: Angel Catbird (Dark Horse Comics) Kevin Eastman, writer/artist: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (IDW Publishing) Neil Gaiman, writer: Sandman (Vertigo Comics) Agnes Garbowska, artist: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (IDW Publishing) Larry Hama, writer: G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (IDW Publishing) Dean Haspiel, writer/artist: Beef With Tomato (Alternative Comics) Joe Hill, writer: Locke & Key (IDW Publishing) Jamal Igle, writer/artist: Molly Danger (Action Lab Entertainment) Phil Jimenez, writer/artist: Superwoman (DC Comics) Marjorie Liu, writer: Monstress (Image Comics) Grant Morrison, writer: Happy (Image Comics) Jimmy Palmiotti, writer: Painkiller Jane (PaperFilms) Amy Reeder, writer/artist: Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur (Marvel Comics) Gabriel Rodriguez, artist: Locke & Key (IDW Publishing) Marguerite Sauvage, artist: Faith (Valiant) Gail Simone, writer: Clean Room (Vertigo Comics) Charles Soule, writer: Letter 44 (Oni Press)
Louise Simonson, writer: Superman: Man of Steel (DC Comics) Walt Simonson, writer/artist: Ragnarök (IDW Publishing) Chip Zdarsky, artist: Sex Criminals (Image Comics) Art Baltazar and Franco Aureliani, writers/artists: Tiny Titans (DC Comics) Team March, U.S. Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin & artist Nate Powell (Top Shelf/IDW Publishing)
“All Star” Rookies: Margaret Atwood, writer: Angel Catbird (Dark Horse Comics) Chuck Palahniuk, writer:Fight Club 2 (Dark Horse Comics)
New York Comic Con takes place at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City from October 6th-9th with comiXology exhibiting in Artist Alley #M3-M4. ComiXology will be hosting two panels this year at the show and during every panel a limited supply of trading cards, as well as Kindle Fire HD devices, will be given out to lucky attendees. The “Comic Book All Stars Series 2” collectible trading cards will also be available at designated times during the convention at the comiXology presence in Artist Alley. The company will be announcing creator signings and card drops via social media and its Tumblr closer to the convention.
Comic Book All Stars Collectible Trading Cards were made popular with Comic Book All Stars Series 1, a set of 26 cards that were given away in July at Comic-Con International in San Diego, California.
New York Comic Con is almost here! I’ll be at booth 1483 with LGBT HQ all 4 days, except for during my panels on Thursday and Saturday. Panels:
Cosplay Rule 63 Thursday October 06, 2016, 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM Room 1A05 A discussion of gender-bent cosplay, crossplay and what we bring to our costumes when we gender bend, versus the transformative nature of becoming a different gender for a character.
Supergirl’s Not Black Saturday,October 08, 2016, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Room 1A05 This panel of all black and queer nerds will explore the topic of cosplaying and the intersections of race, gender & sexual orientation. We aim to dismantle the stigma of “Cosplaying While Black”, Gender-Bending & Pink Washing. What are ways we, as black queer folks, can push back against the idea that we shouldn’t take up space in fandom?
Whoo boy have I been busting ass Cosplay-wise recently. As many of you know I’ll be attending New York Comic Con this year. This is something that i’ve been anticipating and preparing for for several months. It’s…pretty big. Probably the biggest weekend for me ever right now considering I’ll be competing in the Eastern Championships Of Cosplay with Junkrat on Saturday. It’s….it’s a huge thing. I’m freaking out about it.
Anyway, if you’re going to NYCC and you see me you should stop me and say hi! I’ll be significantly more recognizeable on Friay and Saturday than I will on Sunday, but if you don’t see me the first two days you should totally hit up the competition and see me on stage!
okay, so lil background story: i met alycia at comic con in copenhagen, on sunday. managed to get a photo op ticket (which was crazy, they only sold like 50) so i didn’t have to wait in a huge line, unsure of whether i’d actually get to meet her or not. unfortunately all the autographs were sold out so i didn’t get anything signed. but whatever.
there were some issues with the camera so we ended up standing in line three different times until it was finally fixed. so basically, my friend, mom and i ended up first in line standing like maybe a feet away from her. she was drinking her coffee talking to her manager and a dude working at the con. she would occasionally glance over at us, and every time we made eye-contact(which was like four-five times) i thought i was going to die. after some waiting for the camera-girl to be ready she walked past us and stood in front of the camera. two security dudes walked over and opened up the line, letting us walk over to her. i said a quick “hi” before placing my backpack and jacket on the ground. we then walked over to where she was standing, smiling at us. we greeted her and she said “hello you guys”, taking a step forward. i quickly asked her if we could get a hug, but she looked around, quite unsure before shaking her head. “my top and bra are on the verge of falling off, so i think its best if we dont” she said with a nervous laugh. (it turns out that her bra actually broke later that day ahaha) so we started getting ready for the picture to be taken, my friend standing to her left, me to the right and my mom next to me. she continued complaining about her bra while adjusting her clothes, making she sure didn’t accidentally flash us.
as we were about to take the photo i looked at her unsure, not knowing whether it was okay to like wrap one of my arms around her waist. so i ended up standing there, not knowing what to do. she looked at me and smiled reassuringly before wrapping her own arm around my waist and pulling me into her. i took that as a sign that it was okay to touch her, so i followed her example and held her around her waist. while the girl was taking the photo the only thing i could think of was how warm and tiny she was. I’m 5′5 and she was wearing high heals, only taller than me by a couple of inches ahaha. and then we said “thank you”, she said “no, thank you” and then we left.
td;lr: she was extremely sweet and kind and i didn’t think i could possible love her more than i already did, but here i am.