Marvel NOW! Signing at my LCS

Almost a month since my last blog people. Hope everyone's Thanksgiving was good but now to get to the meat and potatoes of what my latest blog will be on. Last night at my LCS I had the opportunity to go to a meet and greet signing event that was most entertaining. Last night four comic creators came down to meet loyal fans like I, including writers Gerry Duggan, Brian Posehn, Rick Remender, and colorist Dean White. Despite the impossibly long line to wait in, I had a blast of a time spending it with my friends chatting in anticipation of meeting these great comic dudes.

Starting with that feller Rick Remender. Nothing but a nice guy, I tell you what. Let me just start by saying that I was coming here ironically with the intent of getting something signed that he did while at DC. From December, 2008 to January, 2009 Remender wrote a two-part story for the 2007-2011 volume of Booster Gold entitled "Stars in Your Eyes." I had them signed by him and also had the pleasure of talking to him about what the situation was regarding him writing only that two part piece. Suffice it to say, while he did recall having fun writing the piece, there were other details about it that seemed, shall we say, less than perfect? Still, we were both in agreement that Booster was a fun character and that he still had one helluva fun story accomplished for that ongoing. In addition, it was a pleasure having him sign my several covers of Captain America #1 and Uncanny Avengers #1 and was even good enough to do a rudimentary sketch for me on my blank variant cover Captain America issue. Quite the dude, I tell ya!

Dean White was also on hand to sign at will and he was truly awesome meet as well, though I will admit with all the work of having to sign things left and right he probably had the least to say of the four, but not that that was his fault of course. I've always been a fan of his coloring style and he does it wonderfully in the current Marvel NOW! rendition of Captain America.

Posehn and Duggan. Gosh, what can I say about these two awesome individuals that hasn't already been said? Well Brian Posehn off the bat I've been a fan of due to his acting credits (i.e. Dumb and Dumberer, Devil's Rejects, FF: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Surf's Up) as well as his stand up comedics with the likes of like minded comedians such as Janeane Garofalo and Zach Galifianakis. And of course, for most recent references, who can miss him from Chris Hardwick's Talking Dead? I knew about his work with Remender and Duggan with the Image miniseries Last Christmas and was delighted to meet the individual in the flesh finally. Nothing but a warm personality to show he was delighted in meeting his fans and was most considerate.

And finally Gerry Duggan. At first I didn't recognize him in all honesty due to his healthy growth of beard from what you can see in the pictures above. Really is amazing what facial hair can do over time, can it? Well, nothing really more can be said other than he was another generous individual who was delighted to be met and greeted by his fans. What he and Posehn are doing for Deadpool is so far a great and wonderful effort that should be recognized by ALL who are a fan of the Merc with the Mouth.

Well, that's all there is, folks! Another great signing down the tube and I sure couldn't have asked for a more wonderful time had meeting these fine comic book writers and artists. Happy enjoying the blog with the promise that there are going to be other signing event blogs coming up in the near future! Oh, and for those that want to point out, yes, that is my "No Shave November" achievement thus far on my face. Come Saturday I'm clipping it and styling it into a Tony Stark goatee. Peace all!

12 Comments
12 Comments
Posted by StMichalofWilson

I wish I was at your LCS. Cool though

Posted by jrock85

I have to say, Marvel NOW! seems to be much more well organized than the New 52.

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

@jrock85: Pretty much yes. I'll always be a DC man first and foremost, but I think you are right. Marvel NOW! is for Marvel what New 52 should have been for DC. I think you can pretty much make the argument that Marvel had practically 15 or so months since August of 2011 to observe the DC relaunch and figure out what worked and didn't work and thus learn from its mistakes to make something better.

Posted by jrock85

@RedheadedAtrocitus: I think it was really smart of Marvel to gradually roll out their the new titles over a span of months instead of all at one time. It gives the creators time to finish off their runs and its much easier on retailers and fans.

I'm primarily a DC guy too, but the New 52 feels more like a desperate improvisation rather than a lasting legacy, and I've had to wash my hands of a lot of their books.

Posted by Renchamp

Color me deep, deep green with envy. Remender's work on Uncanny X-Force would have been enough to get me there, but Posehn and Duggan, too? Come on! I love their take on Deadpool. Glad to hear that everyone is a decent human being.

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Posted by Decept-O

Dude. Totally great! You always manage to have something interesting not only to say but have happen and this is yet another example. I am green...or red..or something...with envy! Had to say my friend.

Glad you had a great time meeting these fellows and they were nice to you and you got some great swag in the process!

You're rocking the beard, looks great. Thanks for sharing your experience!

Posted by War Killer

I would have loved to get Captain America #1 signed, Remender has some big boots to fill after Brubaker's amazing run, but so far Cap's new series is starting off great.

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

@War Killer: Here's some irony for you...I'm going to meet Brubaker at a signing next week.

Posted by War Killer
@RedheadedAtrocitus said:

@War Killer: Here's some irony for you...I'm going to meet Brubaker at a signing next week.

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I envy you so much now... :P
Posted by lykopis

How bloody AWESOME!

O_O

Good for you for sticking it out in the line -- well worth it. And I love the yo gabba gabba plushies. ;p

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

@lykopis: Hehe yeah the plushies are awesome..thinking about buying one for my niece for Christmas this year.

@Decept-O: Oh man I got some more great events lined up dude, you just wait! Brubaker's gonna be at my LCS next week with a few letterers. That same weekend I'm going to another LCS to attend a signing that Mike Mignola is holding. A week or so after that I'm going to see Marc Silvestri. And sometime at the beginning of February next year is going to be the crown jewel...Len Wein. So excited!

Posted by Decept-O

@RedheadedAtrocitus: Holy Pepperoni! Dang, man, color me green with envy because that sounds awesome + 1,000. Looking forward to what you may post, at least I hope you can!