Golden Apple Books, the publishing arm of famed Los Angeles retailer Golden Apple Comics, has announced their slate of signings and exclusives for this year’s San Diego Comic Con. The publisher will be giving away – absolutely free – limited quantities of the first issues of their series Blastosaurus and Adventure Van, both of which will feature exclusive covers. There are only 1,200 copies of each free variant, so they’re sure to go fast.
The publisher will also be hosting signings with the creators of each series. Adventure Van writer/creator Michael McMillian has scheduled signings on Friday and Saturday, while Blastosaurus artist and creator Richard Fairgray will be on-hand to sign books on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.
Take a look at the full schedule of events, as well as images of the variant covers and descriptions of each of the Golden Apple series, below.
Golden Apple, the world famous comic store in Los Angeles for nearly 40 years is now the newest publisher. Our new line of comics, Golden Apple Books, is headed to Comic-Con International this week and our creators are available for interviews on select days and times.
Michael McMillian (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, True Blood) is available Thursday 4-5pm, Friday most of the day and Saturday afternoon. He has scheduled signings at the Comics N Stuff booth #929 on Friday and Saturday 12pm so please stop by and grab a FREE variant copy of his new book, Adventure Van.
Richard Fairgray is available Wednesday evening, Thursday and Friday most of the day. He has a few scheduled signings at Disburst booth #5047 on Wednesday at 7pm and Thursday at 1pm also at Comics N Stuff Booth #929 Friday 1pm. Please stop and grab a FREE variant of his book, Blastosaurus.
Blastosaurus, which was New Zealand’s best selling comic for the last 10 years, is now all-new and officially solicited by Diamond Comic Distributors. Here is a video that features interior art from the comic as well as a very catchy theme song about our crime fighting mutant triceratops and his sidekicks!
The series is created and drawn by Richard Fairgray and co-written by accomplished voice actor Paul Eiding, famous for his work on Transformers, Metal Gear Solid and Ben 10.
The series is action packed, weird and fun for all-ages!
Blasto (his nick name) battles giant robots, ghosts, monsters and more in this all new monthly series from Golden Apple Books.
Adventure Van is created and written by actor and author Michael McMillian (True Blood, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend). The story has an ‘80s vibe and is like two comics in one, moving between suburban Kansas and a new dimension called Bravas. It is perfect for fans of Back to the Future, Napoleon Dynamite and Masters of the Universe, to name a few.
The artist on the series is fan favorite Ryan Cody. He is bringing a unique vision to the project. We also have an all-star editor in Will Dennis, who works with top creators like Jason Aaron, Brian Azzarello and has tons of Vertigo and Image hits under his belt as well as the new charity anthology Where We Live.
THESE ARE THE RARE VARIANT COVERS THAT WE WILL BE HANDING OUT FOR FREE AT COMIC-CON. LIMITED TO ONLY 1,200 COPIES.
ISSUE NUMBER ONE OF BOTH SERIES:
BLASTOSAURUS & ADVENTURE VAN
NEW FROM GOLDEN APPLE BOOKS,
SHIPPING TO COMIC SHOPS IN AUGUST 2018
Joe Grunenwald is a writer and editor living in the Pacific Northwest. He’s taller than a lot of people but not as tall as some people.