ComiXology, Amazon’s premier digital comic shopping and reading service, revealed their 2017 Comic-Con International exclusive promotional giveaway today: Series 3 of the Comic Book All Stars collectible trading cards. Each card spotlights a fan-favorite comic book creator including Eisner Award-winning colorist Jordie Bellaire, Emmy Award-winning writer Paul Dini, acclaimed cartoonists Emil Ferris and Sonny Liew, Scott Pilgrim creator Bryan Lee O’Malley, Bone creator Jeff Smith, This One Summer writer Mariko Tamaki, cover artist Kevin Wada and more, as well as two cards highlighting the creative teams behind the comiXology Originals titles Valiant High and this fall’s Marley’s Ghost. Comic-Con International takes place in San Diego, California from July 19th 23rd with comiXology at booth #2547.
Series 3 introduces the first ever “Heavy Hitters” cards curated by Kevin Smith, IMDb’s Comic-Con International host. These cards feature Kevin’s top six picks of the comic book industry’s most accomplished and continuously watched talent including artist Jim Lee, writer Geoff Johns, artist Becky Cloonan, colorist Laura Allred, artist Emma Ríos, and cartoonist Bruce Timm. All 35 cards, which will be given away at comiXology’s panels and booth #2547 during Comic-Con International, include fun facts about the creators.
“Comics have always been an important part of my life whether I’m reading them, writing them or selling them. And it’s the writers, artists, inkers, colorists, and letterers who are a vital part of this incredible form of storytelling,” said Kevin Smith, IMDb’s Comic-Con International host. “I’m proud to spotlight some of today’s most talented creators who are making an impact in the comics industry with these six ‘Heavy Hitters’ as part of comiXology’s All Star Trading cards for SDCC 2017.”
Kevin Smith will host a Comic Book Movie Trivia panel, produced by IMDb and comiXology, at Comic-Con International. The panel will be moderated by Kevin Smith and will feature a panel of pop culture expert contestants including Fatman on Batman’s Marc Bernardin and Julie and Shawna Benson, writers of The CW’s The 100 and DC Comics’ Batgirl and the Birds of Prey. Col Needham, IMDb Founder and CEO, and comiXology CEO David Steinberger will judge the panel. The panel is scheduled for Thursday, July 20th from 5:30-6:30 PM in room 6A at The San Diego Convention Center. Full packs of All Star Trading Cards, including “Kevin Smith’s Heavy Hitters,” will be given out at the panel.”
“We pulled out all the stops for our third and final Comic Book All Stars collection featuring the star creators of comics and graphic novels. I couldn’t be happier celebrating the incredible and talented people who craft the stories we love and encourage fans to stop by our booth to collect them all,” said comiXology co-founder and CEO David Steinberger. “And how about those Kevin Smith ‘Heavy Hitters’? What a great set of cards I can’t wait for our panel with Kevin!”
The Comic Book All Stars Series 3 collectible trading card set features the following cards:
Bryan Lee O’Malley
Jenn St. Onge
Wendy and Richard Pini
Valiant High Daniel Kibblesmith and Derek Charm from comiXology Originals
Marley’s Ghost Shannon Wheeler, Josh O’Neil, and Gideon Kendall from comiXology Originals
Kevin Smith’s Heavy Hitters: