ABRAMS con-exclusive books, panels and signing schedule

Abrams is hitting SDCC ’22 absolutely stacked! Con-exclusive books, early releases, and plentiful panels and signings – fans will not go home feeling left out.

The PR:

New York, NY; July 12, 2022: ABRAMS returns to San Diego Comic-Con with exciting exclusives and author signings, eight fascinating panels, and sneak peeks of the fall 2022 list. Visit booths #1216 and #1217 for giveaways and to purchase exclusive new books from ABRAMS imprints including Abrams ComicArts, Megascope, Surely Books, and Abrams Amulet.”


SDCC ’22 EXCLUSIVE ABRAMS BOOKS

Avatar, The Last Airbender: The Dawn of Yangchen (Chronicles of the Avatar #3), by FC Yee

SDCC ’22 ABRAMS EXCLUSIVE COLLECTOR’S EDITION!

“This exclusive Collector’s Edition features a wraparound poster jacket with stunning artwork showingcasing Avatar Yangchen in the newest chapter of this New York Times bestselling series.”

My Mighty Marvel First Book Boxed Set

SDCC’22 ABRAMS LIMITED EDITION BOXED SET!

“This limited edition boxed set of The Amazing Spider-Man and Captain America, the first two books in the MY MIGHTY MARVEL FIRST BOOK series, features artwork by Jack Kirby and John Romita Sr. and includes a collector’s poster—a must for the youngest superfans and longtime collectors!”

Marvel Super Heroes: The Ultimate Pop-Up Book, by Matthew Reinhart

FIRST LOOK!

“Be the first to witness this unforgettable oversized interactive 3D journey through the Marvel universe, featuring 6 spreads, 25 amazing pop-ups, 20 interactive elements, and 75+ iconic Marvel super heroes and villains—by renowned paper engineer Matthew Reinhart! Available for preorder and on sale November 15, 2022.”

Phenomena: The Golden City of Eyes

By Brian Michael Bendis and André Lima Araújo

EARLY ON-SALE!

Dune: The Graphic Novel, Book 2

By Frank Herbert, Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson

Illustrated by Raúl Allén & Patricia Martin

EARLY ON-SALE!

The Uncanny X-Men Trading Cards

EARLY ON-SALE!

Joseph Smith and the Mormons

By Noah Van Sciver

EARLY ON-SALE!

The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror

By Matt Groening

EARLY ON-SALE!

Save It for Later Paperback Edition

By Nate Powell

EARLY ON-SALE!

Pulp Power

By Neil McGinness

EARLY ON-SALE!

Bullet Train (Movie Tie-in Edition)

By Kotaro Isaka

EARLY ON-SALE!

SDCC ’22 FREE Giveaways at Abrams Booth #1217:
Abrams ComicArts Fall 2022 Preview Booklet

“Enjoy an exclusive first look at three exciting new Abrams ComicArts titles releasing in fall 2022—Fantastic Four: Full Circle by Alex Ross, Phenomena by Brian Michael Bendis and André Lima Araújo, and The Night Eaters: She Eats the Night by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda. Comes in three collectible covers! Available while supplies last.”

Available Wednesday at 6:00 pm while supplies last:

GI Joe Classified, by Kelley Skovron

We Are the Smurfs: Welcome to Our Village!, by Peyo

Garbage Pail Kids: Welcome to Smellville, by RL Stine

Available Thursday at 9:30 am while supplies last:

Lightlark ARC, by Alex Aster

The Quest for the Unicorn Horn (The Extincts #1), by Scott Magoon

Haven’s Secret (The Powers #1), by Melissa Benoist and Jessica Benoist, with Mariko Tamaki

Available Friday at 9:30 am while supplies last:

Rube Goldberg and His Amazing Machines, by Brandon T. Snider

Raybearer, by Jordan Ifueko

Wildseed Witch, by Marti Dumas

SDCC ’22 ABRAMS PANELS

THURSDAY JULY 21, 2022

10:00 am Room: 28DE – Bringing Back Marvel Classics for Today’s Readers for All Ages

“Join Sven Larsen (VP, Licensed Publishing, Marvel Entertainment), Charles Kochman (Editorial Director, Abrams ComicArts), Andrew Smith (SVP, Publisher Abrams Children’s Books and ComicArts), and special guest Matthew Reinhart (New York Times bestselling paper engineer) as they discuss the legacy of classic Marvel Comics, and how new books for readers of all ages are bringing classic characters and storylines to a new generation. The panel will talk and give a sneak preview of new releases such as Alex Ross’s Fantastic Four: Full Circle; Marvel Classic Black Light Collectible Poster Portfolio; The Uncanny X-Men Trading Cardsas well as other recent Marvel releases published by Abrams, and Reinhart will share pages from his upcoming book Marvel Super Heroes: The Ultimate Pop-Up Book.”

3:00 pm Room: 28DE – Going Viral: The Power of BookTok

Join BookTok stars and authors Alex Aster (author, Lightlark), Chloe Gong (author, These Violent Delights), and Adam Silver (author, They Both Die at the End) to discuss the power of BookTok, the secrets of the platform, and how one TikTok video changed their lives. Alex, Chloe, and Adam will discuss their favorite books and invite audience members to give their own recommendations. A final “SDCC BookTok TBR list” will be shared on social after the panel. There will also be surprise announcements.”

3:00 pm Room: Hall H – Masters of the Universe: 40 Years

‘Kevin Smith (Netflix’s Masters of the Universe: Revelation) interviews some of the greats from MOTU’s history, including talent and creators from each era, spanning toys, film, TV, and publishing, including ABRAMS author Gregory Mone (He-Man and the Masters of the Universe: The Hunt for Moss Man). Hear why MOTU has been a pop culture sensation for four decades and get a sneak peek at what’s to come.”

4:00 pm Room: 25ABC – Abrams ComicArts

“Join Abrams ComicArts Editorial Director Charles Kochman and Abrams ComicArts Senior Editor Charlotte Greenbaum for a sneak preview of the upcoming fall list—the imprint’s biggest season yet. Special guests Brian Michael Bendis (Peabody Award- and five-time Eisner Award-winning co-creator of Miles Morales, Jessica Jones, and Naomi, and New York Times bestselling author) who will discuss his upcoming graphic novel series Phenomena (co-authored and illustrated by André Lima Araújo); Brian Fies (Eisner Award- and Harvey Award-winning author of Mom’s Cancer) who will discuss his upcoming graphic novel, The Last Mechanical Monster; and Chip Kidd (Eisner Award-winning author, graphic designer, and editor-at-large at Pantheon) who will discuss his recent book Fantastic Four No. 1: Panel by Panel. Also included are special announcements, surprise guests, and Comic-Con giveaways.”

FRIDAY JULY 22, 2022

5:00 pm Room: 9 – Abrams ComicArts: Megascope Books

“Join bestselling comics creator John Jennings As he introduces Megascope, a newly launched line of graphic novels from Abrams ComicArts dedicated to showcasing speculative and non-fiction works by and about people of color, with a focus on science fiction, fantasy, horror, history, and stories of magical realism. Jennings will share the creative process and vision behind the line, highlight recent releases, and give a sneak preview of what’s coming up. Joining the panel are Megascope authors Alverne Ball (Across the Tracks), Tananarive Due, Steven Barnesand Marco Finnegan (The Keeper; Jeremy Love (The Resurrectionists), and Abrams ComicArts Senior Editor Charlotte Greenbaum.”

SATURDAY, JULY 23

10:00 am Room: 28DE – First You MARCH; Then you RUN

“First you MARCH, then you RUN. Join a special gathering of Congressman John Lewis’s collaborators on RUN, the acclaimed follow-up to his National Book Award-winning and #1 bestselling graphic novel series MARCH, to celebrate the astounding creativity and influence of John Lewis’s unparalleled journey as a comics creator. Artists Nate Powell and L. Furyalong with John Lewis’s longtime collaborator, congressional aid, and co-author Andrew Aydin as well as the late congressman’s son John-Miles Lewis, will discuss the making of RUN, comics’ unique role in US history, and the special place Comic-Con held in the civil rights icon’s heart. The panel will be followed by a “Children’s March” held in tribute to the marches led by Congressman Lewis at Comic-Con over the years.”

12:30 pm Room: 24ABC – Water, Earth, Fire, Air: Continuing the Avatar Legacy

“ABRAMS, Dark Horse Comics, and Magpie Games are thrilled to treat fans to a panel worthy of the Avatar!” Join publishing’s creators and writers of Avatar, The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra, FC Yee (author, Chronicles of the Avatar), Brendon Conway (co-owner, Magpie Games), and Janet Varney (voice, The Legend of Korra animated series), and moderator Cara O’Neil (Senior Director of Marketing, Dark Horse Comics) to explore the past, present, and future of the beloved world.”

4:00 pm Room: 29AB – Abrams ComicArts: Surely Books

“Join bestselling author Mariko Tamaki As she introduces Surely Books, a newly launched line of graphic novels from Abrams ComicArts is dedicated to expanding the presence of LGBTQIA creators and content in the comics world. Tamaki will share the creative process and vision behind the line, highlight recent releases, and give a sneak preview of what’s coming up. Joining the panel are Surely authors Grace Ellis (Flung Out of Space), Talia Dutton (M Is for Monster), and Josh Trujillo (Washington’s Gay General) and Abrams ComicArts Senior Editor Charlotte Greenbaum.”

SUNDAY JULY 24, 2022

11:15 am Room: 5AB – The Wild History and Peculiar Influence of Underground Comix

“Brian Dohertyauthor of a new history of underground comix, Dirty Pictures: How an Underground Network of Nerds, Feminists, Misfits, Geniuses, Bikers, Potheads, Printers, Intellectuals, and Art School Rebels Revolutionized Art and Invented Comixwill lead a discussion with Gary Groth (longtime editor of The Comics Journal and publisher of Fantagraphics) and renowned cartoonist Gilbert Hernandez (Love and Rockets) about the past, present, and future of underground comics’s impact on the comics form, discussing how a legacy of graphic transgression, often hilarious and frequently troubling, by the likes of Robert Crumb, S. Clay Wilson, Howard Cruse, Art Spiegelman, Diane Noomin, Spain Rodriguez, and Aline Kominsky-Crump blew open a space for the exploration of autobiographical feminism, gay coming-of-age, and comics-as-museum-worthy art while remaining as crude, vulgar, and hilarious as comics can get.”

SDCC ’22 ABRAMS AUTHORS & SIGNINGS

THURSDAY JULY 21, 2022

11:30 AM – Matthew Reinhart will sign Marvel Super Heroes: The Ultimate Pop-Up Book Con Exclusive Print [Abrams Booth #1217]

4:30 pm – Alex Aster will sign Lightlark Limited Edition Collector’s ARCs [Abrams Booth #1217]

5:30 pm – Brian Michael Bendis will sign Phenomena and Brian Fies will sign A Fire Story [Abrams Booth #1217]

6:30 pm –Gregory Mone will sign He-Man and the Masters of the Universe: The Hunt for Moss Man [Autographing Area Table 1]

FRIDAY JULY 22, 2022

1:30 pm – John Jennings will sign Kindred, Parable of the Sower, and After the Rain, Alverne Ball will sign Across the Tracks, and Steven Barnes will sign The Eightfold Path [Abrams Booth #1217]

2:30 pm – Mark Evanier and Chip Kidd will sign Fantastic Four No. 1: Panel by Panel [Abrams Booth #1217]

4:30 pm – Brandon T. Snider will sign Rube Goldberg and His Amazing Machines [Abrams Booth #1217]

SATURDAY JULY 23, 2022

12:00 pm – Andrew Aydin, John-Miles Lewis, L. Fury, and Nate Powell will sign Run: Book One [Abrams Booth #1217]

1:30 pm – Rose Eveleth will sign Flash forward [Abrams Booth #1217]

2:00 pm – F. C. Yee will sign Avatar, The Last Airbender: The Dawn of Yangchen Con Exclusive Edition [Autographing Area Table 10]

3:00 pm – Nate Powell will sign Save It for Later and Run: Book One [Abrams Booth #1217]

5:30 pm – Mariko Tamaki will sign Lumberjanes #1: Unicorn Power!Grace Ellis will sign Flung Out of Spaceand Talia Dutton will sign M Is for Monster [Abrams Booth #1217]

SUNDAY JULY 24, 2022

1:00 pm – Brian Doherty will sign Dirty Pictures [Abrams Booth #1217]

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