Free TALISMAN #0 highlights the giveaways at the Del Rey booth

Del Rey Comics debuts with the epic saga of Stephen King and Peter Straub’s The Talisman, an adaptation of the New York Times bestselling novel. Issue 0, a never-before-told prequel to the story, to be published by Del Rey Comics this Fall. The Talisman novel, originally published in 1984, is the story of a young teen named Jack Sawyer, who can save his dying mother only by retrieving a magical talisman. To find it he must cross back and forth between our world and the frightening and dangerous landscape of its “twinner” counterpart. Issue 0 explores the separate lives of Jack’s father—in our world, and the mysterious realm known as the Territories—and how evil scheming will forever change Jack’s peaceful life. The series is being adapted by Robin Furth and illustrated by Tony Shasteen. The Talisman Issue 0 will be available in comic book stores everywhere on October 21, 2009.

A limited, black-and-white convention edition of Issue 0 will be available for free exclusively at this year’s Comic-Con International in San Diego, taking place July 22-26. The special issue will be distributed by  Del Rey at Booth #1129.

Spotlight Panel with Terry Brooks
Thursday, JULY 23
Participants: Terry Brooks, Betsy Mitchell
Summary: Join bestselling author Terry Brooks (The Sword of Shannara) as he discusses his return to the Magic Kingdom of Landover series with the August 2009 release of A Princess of Landover, as well as what’s next in the Shannara series. Plus: Highlights from the upcoming Del Rey and Spectra lists. Moderated by Betsy Mitchell (editor-in-chief, Del Rey).

Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi panels and signings
PANEL: Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi
Friday, JULY 24
Room 7AB
Participants: Aaron Allston, Troy Denning, Christie Golden, Sue Rostoni, Shelly Shapiro, Leland Chee
Join Star Wars authors Aaron Allston, Christie Golden, and Troy Denning along with Shelly Shapiro (Editor-At-Large, Del Rey), Sue Rostoni (Executive Editor, Lucasfilm), Leland Chee (Keeper of the Holocron, Lucasfilm), and Pablo Hidalgo (Online Editorial Manager, Lucasfilm) as they discuss the new Star Wars novel series: Fate of the Jedi.
Friday, JULY 24
Star Wars Pavilion Booth 2913D
Participants: Aaron Allston, Troy Dennning, Christie Golden
Authors Aaron Alston, Troy Denning, and Christie Golden will be signing, with free books and posters available to have signed.


  1. “Seth Rogen is starring in the big-screen treatment of the crime-fighting hero, with Michel Gondry directing.” Apparently not, since they’ll need a Kato. And Cameron Diaz is a female lead?? As Miss Case, perhaps??

    Alas, I think a Green Hornet film will never be made. Perhaps it’s just as well …