ComiXology, Amazon’s premier digital comic shopping and reading platform, revealed today its 2016 New York Comic Con exclusive promotional give-away: Series 2 of the “Comic Book All Stars” collectible trading cards. With over 30 creators featured, the collectible cards spotlight a photo or self-portrait by fan-favorite comic book creators like Alison Bechdel (Fun Home), Neil Gaiman (Sandman), Joe Hill (Locke & Key), and Gail Simone (Birds of Prey). Series 2 features the first graphic-novel-specific card, with a tribute to the bestselling March Trilogy written by Congressman John Lewis and Andrew Aydin with art by Nate Powell.
Series 2 also introduces the first ever All Star “Rookie” Cards featuring two creators who recently made their graphic novel debuts: Booker Award-winning novelist Margaret Atwood (Angel Catbird) and #1 New York Times bestselling author Chuck Palahniuk (Fight Club 2). The 31-card complete set includes fun facts about the creators as well as a redemption code on each Comic Book All Star card redeemable for a free title on comixology.com that has been handpicked by the creator.
“Sequels need to be bigger and bolder than the original so we’ve upped the ante for New York Comic Con,” said comiXology cofounder and CEO David Steinberger. “Series 2 has more cards, including a card showcasing the all-ages comics creative team of Art Baltazar and Franco and a card spotlighting one of my personal favorite graphic novels of all time, March. Whether the cards are self-portraits, like Jim Cheung’s, or throwback photos like Cliff Chiang’s, they celebrate the unbridled creativity of the writers and artists who create comics.”
The Comic Book All Stars Series 2 collectible trading card set features the following cards:
Charlie Adlard, artist: The Walking Dead Tyreese Special (Image Comics)
Penelope Bagieu, writer/artist: Josephine (Editions Delcourt)
Alison Bechdel, writer/artist: Fun Home (Houghton Mifflin)
Natacha Bustos, artist: Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur (Marvel Comics)
Sophie Campbell, artist: Shadoweyes (Iron Circus)
Cliff Chiang, artist: Paper Girls (Image Comics)
Jim Cheung, artist: Young Avengers (Marvel Comics)
Johnnie Christmas, artist: Angel Catbird (Dark Horse Comics)
Kevin Eastman, writer/artist: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (IDW Publishing)
Neil Gaiman, writer: Sandman (Vertigo Comics)
Agnes Garbowska, artist: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (IDW Publishing)
Larry Hama, writer: G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (IDW Publishing)
Dean Haspiel, writer/artist: Beef With Tomato (Alternative Comics)
Joe Hill, writer: Locke & Key (IDW Publishing)
Jamal Igle, writer/artist: Molly Danger (Action Lab Entertainment)
Phil Jimenez, writer/artist: Superwoman (DC Comics)
Marjorie Liu, writer: Monstress (Image Comics)
Grant Morrison, writer: Happy (Image Comics)
Jimmy Palmiotti, writer: Painkiller Jane (PaperFilms)
Amy Reeder, writer/artist: Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur (Marvel Comics)
Gabriel Rodriguez, artist: Locke & Key (IDW Publishing)
Marguerite Sauvage, artist: Faith (Valiant)
Gail Simone, writer: Clean Room (Vertigo Comics)
Charles Soule, writer: Letter 44 (Oni Press)
Louise Simonson, writer: Superman: Man of Steel (DC Comics)
Walt Simonson, writer/artist: Ragnarök (IDW Publishing)
Chip Zdarsky, artist: Sex Criminals (Image Comics)
Art Baltazar and Franco Aureliani, writers/artists: Tiny Titans (DC Comics)
March Vol. 1-3, U.S. Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin & artist Nate Powell (Top Shelf/IDW Publishing)
“All Star” Rookies:
Margaret Atwood, writer: Angel Catbird (Dark Horse Comics)
Chuck Palahniuk, writer: Fight Club 2 (Dark Horse Comics)
New York Comic Con takes place at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City from October 6th-9th with comiXology exhibiting in Artist Alley #M3-M4. ComiXology will be hosting two 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 Series 2” collectible trading cards will also be available at designated times during the convention at the comiXology presence in Artist Alley. The company will be announcing creator signings and card drops via social media and its Tumblr closer to the convention.
Comic Book All Stars Collectible Trading Cards were made popular with Comic Book All Stars Series 1, a set of 26 cards that were given away in July at Comic-Con International in San Diego, California.
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