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NYCC 23: Image Comics loads up with panels aplenty, plus exclusives and more

Gearing up for a big NYCC this week is Image Comics, with both a schedule of panels and in-booth happenings.

Lots to do, lots to see

If you’re taking a trip to Comic Con this week, then you’re in for a big show with tons of vendors to visit, exclusive items to buy, and panels to check out. Image Comics will be included with pretty much all of those categories, with a mighty collection of stuff on tap.

Image has a a full set of panels on the schedule, all of which will begin tomorrow, and then carry over into Saturday. Those will explore what Todd McFarlane Productions has coming up, as well as get into Geoff Johns and Gary Frank’s Mad Ghost, take a look at horror comics, and more.

In addition to that schedule, fans will also find plenty to do at a series of associated booths and Artists Alley locations. Scroll on down to check it all out and make your plans.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13 PANELS

  • Image Comics Presents: the new wave of comics storytelling, character, and talent
    Friday October 13 @ 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM
    Location: 406.3

    Join Rodney Barnes (KILLADELPHIA), Ryan Parrott (TBA), Charles Soule (HELL TO PAY, EIGHT BILLION GENIES), Will Sliney (HELL TO PAY), Ethan Sacks (A HAUNTED GIRL), and Naomi Sacks (A HAUNTED GIRL) for some special announcements of upcoming projects, and a conversation about genre, storytelling, industry secrets, and tricks-of-the-trade.
  • Geoff Johns & Gary Frank’s Mad Ghost: Building the Future
    Friday, October 13 @ 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM
    Location: Room 406.1

    With the recent news about Mad Ghost, you want to be here for the full story, direct from the source! The gears are in motion as you get in on the ground floor with Geoff Johns (GEIGER, JUNKYARD JOE, Justice Society), Gary Frank (GEIGER, JUNKYARD JOE, Doomsday Clock), plus other acclaimed guests, teasing what’s to come from your new, favorite imprint. Added bonus: Fans who join us for this memorable panel will get an exclusive MAD GHOST ashcan comic (while supplies last)!
  • Todd McFarlane Productions Spotlight Panel
    Friday, October 13 @ 6 PM – 7 PM
    Location: Room 408

    Editor-in-Chief Thomas Healy discusses the current slate of SPAWN UNIVERSE projects, along with a few new announcements for the 2024 publishing schedule. Healy, along with SPAWN UNIVERSE artists Javi Fernandez, Carlo Barberi, Von Randal, and more surprise guests, will do a Q&A after the presentation with the SPAWN fans in attendance. It is sure to be one hell of a time!

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14 PANELS

  • Image Comics’ Giant Generator imprint—Giant Generating Creator Owned Comics
    Saturday, October 14 @ 12 PM – 1 PM
    Location: 406.1

    Rick Remender, curator of Image Comics imprint Giant Generator, discusses his 25 years of experience making creator owned comics with super star collaborators Jerome Opeña (SEVEN TO ETERNITY), Wes Craig (DEADLY CLASS), Matteo Scalera (BLACK SCIENCE), Max Fiumara (THE SACRIFICERS), Greg Tocchini (LOW) and the few other surprise guests. A round table discussion about the importance of creating creator owned comics with an eye on passion, commitment to quality, and forming a connection with the audience over merely generating pitches for other media.
  • Image Comics Presents: Bone Chilling new horror comics to read for Halloween
    Saturday October 14 @ 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
    Location: 406.3

    Join masters of horror W. Maxwell Prince (ICE CREAM MAN, SWAN SONGS), Dustin Nguyen (LITTLE MONSTERS), Ram V (TBA), Alex De Campi(PARASOCIAL), and Laurence Campbell (TBA) as they talk in depth about how to create jumpscares that jump-off-the page, characters you fear for, and what inspires them most when adding dark elements to their bestselling comics. There may also be a special announcement we let slip…
  • Pete Townshend’s Life House/Who’s Next Panel
    Saturday, October 14 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Room 406.3

    Fifty years in the making, LIFE HOUSE, a new graphic novel based on Pete Townshend’s original screenplay and the genesis for The Who’s bestselling album, “Who’s Next.” Join the Life House team in a panel like no other! Pete Townshend will be on hand virtually from London, while live in the room at New York Comic Con will be LIFE HOUSE artist, Max Prentis, Editor Hannah Means-Shannon, and Rockbox CEO, Jeff Krelitz to discuss the development and creation of this holy grail of Rock N’ Roll finally available for fans to enjoy.

BOOTH PROGRAMMING

  • Rick Remender’s Giant Generator booth: Artist Alley HB907
    Every Giant Generator deluxe HC from Remender’s personal stock (most 1st printings) will be available for sale as well as limited signed giclee prints by JG Jones, Bengal, and Andrew Robinson. The booth will also host signings with Max Fiumara, Jerome Opeña, Matteo Scalera, Wes Craig, Lee Loughridge, Dave McCaig, and more.
     
  • Kyle Higgins’ Massive-Verse/Black Market Narrative booth: #3810
    Will be offering specials on Massive-Verse trade paperbacks, hosting creator signings and debuting some incredible new Massive-Verse pins from Kelly McMahon! Plus, 12×18” signed and numbered screen printed posters by Tom Whalen! Limited to 100 for RADIANT BLACK and 100 for ROGUE SUN. The booth will also host signings with Ryan Parrott (ROGUE SUN, SUPERMASSIVE), Melissa Flores (THE DEAD LUCKY, SUPERMASSIVE), Mat Groom (INFERNO GIRL RED, SUPERMASSIVE), Erica D’Urso(INFERNO GIRL RED), Valeria Favoccia (INFERNO GIRL RED), Brian Buccellato (NO/ONE), Geraldo Borges (NO/ONE), Rod Reis (C.O.W.L.), Francesco Manna (SUPERMASSIVE), Simone Ragazzoni(SUPERMASSIVE, ROGUE SUN), Michael Busuttil.
     
  • Geoff Johns & Gary Frank’s Mad Ghost booth: #3045
    GEIGER and JUNKYARD JOE fans won’t want to miss swinging by—surprises and announcements abound.
     
  • Top Cow Productions’ Matt Hawkins Artist Alley booth: K-26
    DESTINY GATE #1 – NYCC Exclusive Variant by Stjepan Sejic that will be available for only $20 each
     
  • Top Cow Productions’ Linda Sejic Artist Alley booth: K-27
    DESTINY GATE #1 – NYCC Exclusive Variant by Stjepan Sejic that will be available for only $20 each
     
  • Top Cow Productions’ Stjepan Sejic Artist Alley booth: K-28
    DESTINY GATE #1 – NYCC Exclusive Variant by Stjepan Sejic that will be available for only $20 each
     
  • Top Cow Productions’ Ryan Cady Artist Alley booth: F-04
    DESTINY GATE #1 – NYCC Exclusive Variant by Stjepan Sejic that will be available for only $20 each

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