CAN'T MISS SDCC PANELS

December 31, 1969

Image Comics Takes Center Stage At San Diego Comic-Con

Berkeley,
CA – 11 July 2011 – This year at San Diego Comic-Con, Image Comics will
be making news with many exciting panels. The leading independent comic
book publisher will have everyone talking about the future of comics
with several big announcements, as well as interesting discussions with
the most respected creators in the industry about their creator-owned
philosophies and projects. From SUPER DINOSAUR to THE DARKNESS, Image
has such a diverse line-up that it’s clear there’s something for
everyone.


With
only a little more than a week before San Diego Comic-Con kicks off,
now is the time for everyone to begin scheduling their must-see events
at the show, including the following panels!


Thursday, July 21
12:00 - 1:00 PM—SPREADING THE DARKNESS: FROM COMIC BOOK TO VIDEO GAMES AND ENTERTAINMENT

In
a world of comic book icons, THE DARKNESS stands among a rare breed
that have stood not only the test of time, but flourished in various
forms of media. Come celebrate the upcoming 15th Anniversary of THE
DARKNESS with the creators that know Jackie Estacado and his world the
best! Join THE DARKNESS creator Marc Silvestri (X-Men/Dark Avengers:
Utopia) and team members from Digital Extremes and 2K Games as they
discuss not only the comic, but the upcoming smash hit video game THE
DARKNESS II arriving in October. Plus special surprise guests! And be
the first to hear about an exciting new announcement regarding THE
DARKNESS in other media! Room 9


Thursday, July 21
1:00 - 2:00 PM—SKYBOUND PANEL

It’s
been an amazing year for Skybound, Image COO Robert Kirkman’s imprint
at Image Comics. The premiere original WITCH DOCTOR has sold out
nationwide, the all-ages hit SUPER DINOSAUR continues to soar, and
Kirkman’s team-up with Rob Liefeld, THE INFINITE, is about to rock fans
to their core… what’s next? Join Robert Kirkman as he discusses the
future of the imprint with his stable of creators, including THIEF OF
THIEVES writer Nick Spencer, WITCH DOCTOR creators Brandon Seifert and
Lukas Ketner, and more! Expect loads of surprises, announcements, and
most importantly: AWESOMENESS. Room 25ABC

Friday, July 22nd
11:15 AM -12:15 PM—AMC’S THE WALKING DEAD PANEL EVENT
Andrew Lincoln

(Love
Actually), Jon Bernthal (The Pacific), Sarah Wayne Callies (Prison
Break), Laurie Holden (The Mist), Norman Reedus (Boondock Saints),
Steven Yeun, (The Big Bang Theory), Jeffrey DeMunn (The Green Mile),
Series Creator, Writer, Director, Executive Producer Frank
Darabont (Shawshank Redemption), Executive Producer Gale Anne Hurd (The
Terminator), Executive Producer Robert Kirkman(Creator/Writer of The
Walking Dead comic) and

Make-up Artist and Consulting Producer Greg Nicotero

discuss
the success of season one of AMC’s series The Walking Dead, and what to
look forward to for season two. The series is based on the comic book
of the same name, created and written by Robert Kirkman and season two
will air on AMC this Fall. Join the panelists for a one-on-one Q&A
session and an official sneak preview of season two of â“The Walking
Dead.†BALLROOM 20


Friday, July 22
3:00 - 4:00 PM—IMAGE COMICS SHOW

Join
Image Comics for a slew of exclusive announcements about upcoming
projects, updates about ongoing projects, and a Q&A session with
some of the best writers working in comics. Don’t miss your chance to
find out about what we’re up to before anyone else does, get cool
giveaways, and ask questions of your favorite creators! Panelists
include David Baxter (MARKSMEN), John Layman (CHEW), Scott Snyder
(SEVERED), Nick Spencer (MORNING GLORIES), Ben McCool (PIGS), and Tim
Seeley (HACK/SLASH). Room 25ABC


Saturday, July 23
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM—TOP COW: WE CREATE… EXCITEMENT

Join
Top Cow founder Marc Silvestri (THE DARKNESS, X-Men/Dark Avengers:
Utopia), President Matt Hawkins (THE DARKNESS II: CONFESSION), and
Publisher Filip Sablik (LAST MORTAL), along with a bevy of Top Cow
creators for the most dynamic, news-packed hour at Comic-Con! Be the
first to get exclusive news about the future of the Top Cow Universe,
the announcement of the 2011 PILOT SEASON titles and creative teams, and
a metric truckload of Top Cow film and television announcements. Plus
special surprise guests and a free gift for every attendee! Room 8


Saturday, July 23
1:00 - 2:00 PM—SPOTLIGHT ON ROBERT KIRKMAN

Robert
Kirkman, one of the most prolific writers in comics today, best known
for his work on THE WALKING DEAD, INVINCIBLE, SUPER DINOSAUR, ASTOUNDING
WOLF-MAN, MARVEL ZOMBIES, and the upcoming series with Rob Liefeld THE
INFINITE, will offer fans some insight behind their favorite hit comics.
After becoming an Image Comics partner in 2009, and introducing the
internationally renowned hit TV show based on the comic he created: THE
WALKING DEAD on AMC, he has proven to be an unstoppable creative force.
In 2010, Robert Kirkman launched his own imprint at Image Comics:
Skybound, providing him the opportunity to handpick up-and-coming
creators and maintain an active role in promoting and expanding their
properties as Skybound Originals. Room 25ABC


Saturday, July 23
3:00 - 4:00 PM—CREATOR-OWNED COMICS WITH ROBERT KIRKMAN

Image
Comics partner and best selling writer Robert Kirkman (THE WALKING
DEAD) is joined by Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson and some very
special guests to discuss the exciting present and future possibilities
of creator-owned comics. Be one of the first to hear some major
announcements from the leading publisher of creator-owned comics. Plus:
exclusive print for first 100 attendees! Room 7AB