Gina Misiroglu asked us to pass along the news of her signing on Saturday along with Michael Lent and Lance Laspina at Hi-De-Ho in Santa Monica. Gina is the writer/editor of THE SUPERHERO BOOK and THE SUPERVILLIAN BOOK, the latter of which we were a proud contributor to. Anyway stop on by and then go down to the pier for some potato chips or something.

From Ink to the Big Screen

Hi-De-Ho Comics in Santa Monica is celebrating an afternoon with its favorite Hollywood authors and creators! Come join us Saturday, July 14, from 12 noon–3:00 P.M. and meet:

Gina Misiroglu, author of the best-selling Superhero Book: The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Comic-Book Icons and Hollywood Heroes (one of SCOOP’s Top 10 picks for books about comics) and its follow-up title The Supervillain Book: The Evil Side of Comics and Hollywood

Michael Lent, author of Marvel’s new graphic novel Prey, and the highly acclaimed screenwriting tome Breakfast with Sharks, hailed as a no-nonsense guide to navigating the murky waters of the Hollywood screenwriting system

Lance Laspina, director of the special two-disc DVD Frazetta: Painting with Fire, an award-winning feature-length documentary on legendary fantasy and comic book artist Frank Frazetta, and cover artist for Prey.

Hi-De-Ho Comics is located at 525 Santa Monica Blvd. (at Fifth Street). For more information, call (310) 394-2820 or visit us on the web at


  1. Ugh, Hi De Ho… worst comic shop ever. well, not ever… but it would be a compliment to call it a “mess.” I am desperately trying to figure out where they would have a signing: there’s just no room.

    Horrible comic shop. Worth the trek into Hollywood-land to go to Secret Headquarters or MeltDown. Hell, even Golden Apple has given up on the cluttered, stuff-everywhere with no rhyme or reason look (kudos to them then).

    Why on earth would you put new comics on the floor where only a toddler can view them???? Horrible, horrible shop.

    So sad it is the only comic shop in Santa Monica.