Well it’s been a while since we had some of these but they never get tired: comic book creator collectible cards, coming courtesy of Comixology. And they come with free comics! Collect em all!
Card will be given away at all 10 of Comixology’s panels and given away at various times at the booth. There will be signings too.
Each of the 26 cards will spotlight a photo or self-portrait by fan-favorite comic book creators like The Walking Deadcreator Robert Kirkman, Love& Rockets cartoonists Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez, acclaimed Ms. Marvel writer G. Willow Wilson, and the national ambassador for young people’s literature, cartoonist Gene Yang. Each card includes a redemption code for a free title on comixology.com that has been handpicked by the spotlighted creator.
“These collectible trading cards are a fun way to pay tribute to the amazing writers and artists whose creativity inspires and excites us all,” said comiXology Co-founder and CEO, David Steinberger. “Whether you love superheroes, indies, graphic novels, all-ages adventures, manga, or all of the above like me, there’s never been a better time to discover new comics – and fall in love with the creators.”
The “Comic Book All Stars” collectible trading card set features the following creators:
Brian Azzarello, writer: American Monster (AfterShock Comics)
Brian Michael Bendis, writer: Powers (Marvel Comics)
Marguerite Bennett, writer: Insexts (AfterShock Comics)
Amanda Conner, artist: Painkiller Jane (PaperFilms)
Katie Cook, writer/artist: My Little Pony (IDW Publishing)
Kelly Sue DeConnick, writer: Bitch Planet (Image Comics)
Matt Fraction, writer: Sex Criminals (Image Comics)
Kieron Gillen, writer: The Wicked + The Divine (Image Comics)
Simon Hanselmann, writer/artist: Megahex (Fantagraphics Books)
Gilbert Hernandez, writer/artist: Love And Rockets (Fantagraphics Books)
Jaime Hernandez, writer/artist: Love And Rockets (Fantagraphics Books)
Jody Houser, writer: Faith (Valiant Entertainment)
Robert Kirkman, writer: Outcast (Image Comics/Skybound Entertainment)
Hope Larson, writer: Goldie Vance (BOOM! Studios)
Tula Lotay, artist: Supreme Blue Rose (Image Comics)
Jeff Lemire, writer: Descender (Image Comics)
Shawn Martinbrough, artist: Thief Of Thieves (Image Comics/Skybound Entertainment)
Jamie McKelvie, artist: The Wicked & The Divine (Image Comics)
Mike Mignola, writer/artist: Hellboy (Dark Horse Comics)
Dustin Nguyen, artist: Descender (Image Comics)
Tsutomu Nihei, writer/artist: Knights Of Sidonia (Kodansha Comics)
Stan Sakai, writer/artist: Usagi Yojimbo (Dark Horse Comics)
Scott Snyder, writer: Batman (DC Comics)
Babs Tarr, artist: Batgirl (DC Comics)
G. Willow Wilson, writer: Ms. Marvel (Marvel Comics)
Gene Yang, writer/artist: The New Superman (DC Comics)
Comic-Con International takes place in San Diego, CA. from July 20th – 24th with comiXology exhibiting at booth #2547. ComiXology will be hosting ten 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” collectible trading cards will also be available at designated times during the convention at the comiXology Booth. The company will be announcing creator signings and card drops via social media and its Tumblr closer to the convention.
“We want to make everyone on the planet a comics fan,” said Steinberger. “And we like to have fun while doing it. These cards are a fun throwback, and hopefully collectors will discover their next favorite creator while collecting the whole set.”
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.