First RINGO AWARDS presented at Baltimore Comic Con

The inaugural Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards, better known as The Ringo Awards, were announced at an evening presentation at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic Con.    The Baltimore Comic Con staff has plenty of experience hosting awards dinners, so the first Ringo Awards were completed with no glitches. Baltimore was the former host of the Harvey Awards until their officers announced a move to  The New York Comic Con for this year.     By comparison, the Ringo Awards were conducted on time, with no delays, and proceeded at a faster pace than The Harveys (which often extended past midnight). There was a light-hearted, amusing energy in the Ringo room, and the fan and professional passion for the comics industry was evident.   Unlike the Harvey awards, fans participate in the nominating process before the judges begin reviewing candidates, and four of the Ringo awards are fan-based. Here are the winners of the 1st RINGO AWARDS:Fan AwardsFAVORITE H…

Last minute addition to Baltimore Comic Con: GARTH ENNIS

EDITOR’S NOTE:  If you were looking for one more reason to visit the Baltimore Comic Con, this could be it for you. For me, it’s like icing on the cake. Always look forward to hearing from Garth Ennis, a great commentator and observer of society’s quirks and foibles . . . .
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - September 23, 2017 - The Baltimore Comic-Con is in full swing at the Baltimore Convention Center. Tickets are available at the door, and we open at 10am today and tomorrow. We have had a last-minute addition to the show: Garth Ennis! Garth Ennis broke into the American Comic scene in 1991, taking over the writing reins on Hellblazer. After a successful four-year run, Ennis moved on to create Preacher, a 66-issue epic that ran from 1995 -2000, which is currently enjoying a television adaptation on AMC. In addition to these two ground-breaking series, he also had lengthy runs on DC's The DemonHitman, and The Boys, a 72-issue story which began at DC's Wildstorm imprint before moving to Dy…

Going to Baltimore Comic Con? : Useful Information

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - September 19, 2017 - The 2017 Baltimore Comic-Con is just around the corner. We know we're providing a lot of information in a short period, but we wanted to make sure you have all of the important details about the show!
Of course, as always, we are at the Baltimore Convention Center, and this year's show takes place the weekend of September 22-24, 2017. If you haven't bought your General Admission, VIP, or Ringo Awards tickets yet, doing so now will avoid additional lines upon arrival. If you cannot purchase tickets until coming to the show for any reason, box office hours begin at 8am ET daily on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. If you came to the show last year, we are in the same location in 2016. If you are new to the show, or missed us last year (we forgive you), see the diagram above for details on where to enter.ATMs will be available in numerous places throughout the convention floor for your convenience.CONVENTION PLANNINGIf you have not explore…

Special local screening for THOR RAGNAROK movie

EDITOR’S NOTE: If you want to see this movie early, and view it along with fellow comic fans, you’ll need to order your tickets. Limited seating available . . . . .PREMIERE Screening of THOR: RAGNAROK at MAIN STREET MOVIES 5!

Rarely does life give you the chance to see two titans go head to head in a gladiator fight. It's even less frequent that you have the opportunity to have the best seats in the house for such an epic battle. Well here is life giving you your chance to be front and center. From September 15th to October 1st CAPTAIN BLUE HEN COMICS will be selling reserved seating for the November 2nd premiere of THOR: RAGNAROK. 

Stop by the shop and pick up your tickets ($14 per) and be sure to select your seats. It's that easy. What more could you want? THOR - CHECK 

CAPTAIN BLUE HEN COMICS 280 E. Main St., Newark, De, 19711---------------------------MAIN STREET MOVIES 5 
230  East Main Street, Newark DE. 


HIGH MOON gets new printing for 10th anniversary

HIGH MOON VOL. 1: "BULLET HOLES AND BITE MARKS"In stores October 17th! rHIGH MOON was one of the first online comics and the winner of DC Comics's "Zuda" competition ten years ago. It later went on to win the prestigious Harvey Award for Best Online Comic. And now, this October, just in time for Halloween, and coinciding with the comic's tenth anniversary, Super Genius, Papercutz's imprint for mature readers, will release "Bullet Holes and Bite Marks”.The series follows bounty hunter Matthew Macgregor as he investigates a series of strange happenings in the dusty Texas town of Blest, where drought has brought famine and hardship to most of the town and surrounding ranches. But that's the least of the town's worries. While the summer heat pushes the mercury toward further unbearable degrees during the day, the nights are haunted by strange unnatural creatures roaming the darkness. Macgregor seeks to uncover the town's dark secrets all the…

The First Baltimore Comic Con After Party

EDITOR’S NOTE:  Sticking around Saturday night for Sunday's final day of activity at Baltimore Comic Con.  Need something to do, and won’t be going to the RINGO Awards Dinner?  Here’s a neat option for you . . . . . . BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - September 15, 2017 - Americas Greatest Comic Book Convention and Baltimore's Greatest Sports Bar are teaming up Saturday, September 23rd at 8pm for an incredible night to remember. The convention after party will be held at GAME Sports Bar next to the Horseshoe Casino. The night will feature awesome music, live DJs, multiple genre rooms and themes, fantastic food, door prizes, and GAME's version of a costume contest. Free transportation will be available leaving the convention center directly at the closing of the convention Saturday night, or Uber, walk, or drive and park free at the Casino or the venue. This party is OPEN to the public so if you LOVE this scene, you can just come on by. The night will be chock full of fun, surprises, and…

Baltimore Comic Con hosts the first RINGO AWARDS

Celebrate the Inaugural Ringo Awards with the Comics Industry
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - September 14, 2017 - The 2017 Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards will be presented on the evening of Saturday, September 23, 2017 as part of the fan- and pro-favorite convention, The Baltimore Comic-Con. This unique evening offers the opportunity to socialize, dine, and network with comic industry professionals, and watch as they celebrate recognition of their peers, co-workers, and competitors. A limited number of tickets are now available for purchase by the public. Ringo Awards tickets include a full cocktail hour (cash bar), a full service dinner (featuring a Baltimore crab cake), the awards ceremony, and a gift bag, and are now available for $125. Please visit our website to purchase with credit card: Start your evening at our cocktail hour, meeting industry professionals and other fans, and enjoy our keynote speaker, David Petersen, best known as the mult…


Valiant’s QUANTUM AND WOODY! (2017) #1-4 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE Brings on Exclusive Covers, Bonus Content, And More – Beginning in December!

Valiant is proud to announce the QUANTUM AND WOODY! (2017) #1-4 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE – available only as a pre-order set to fans who reserve the first year of the ALL-NEW and UNTRUSTWORTHY ONGOING SERIES from rising star Daniel Kibblesmith (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert) and explosive artist Kano (Daredevil) with their local comic shop by the initial order date (IOD) of October 26th, 2017!

Released monthly from December 20th through March 2018, each PRE-ORDER EDITION comes packed with trade paperback-style extras and bonus content, including creator commentary, behind–the-scenes looks at the creation of the comics, process character designs and artwork, and first looks at upcoming issues – plus an exclusive cover by renowned artist Nick Pitarra (The Manhattan Projects) that can’t be found anywhere else!
Sometimes…you embrace your destiny.…

MARVEL Portfolio Reviews and Panels at Baltimore Comic Con

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - September 14, 2017 - Join us for the 18th annual Baltimore Comic-Con on September 22-24, 2017  at the Inner Harbor's Baltimore Convention Center. Tickets are on sale now!Are you an aspiring or budding comic book artist looking to get your break with one of the biggest publishers in the industry? Or perhaps you're just looking for some professional guidance as to how to elevate your work to that next level? A Marvel editor will be conducting portfolio reviews at the Baltimore Comic-Con and here's what you need to know:Portfolios will be submitted at the Information Booth on Friday or Saturday between the hours of 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm on Friday, September 22nd and 11:00 am - 5:30 am on Saturday, September 23rd. Review sessions for these submissions will take place the following day (Saturday and Sunday respectively).Portfolios must contain your contact information. This includes your full name, cell phone number, and e-mail address. You will also be asked …