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Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo in Los Angeles

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Stan Lee’s Comikaze is a Los Angeles’ multi-media pop culture convention, held annually at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Comikaze assembles the creators of comics, video games, sci-fi, fantasy, horror and all things pop-culture.

Partnering with comic legend Stan Lee himself and Elvira Mistress of the Dark, Comikaze is the only pop-culture convention owned and operated by true pop-culture icons. 

See Maryelizabeth moderate panels on Saturday! Panel, Maryelizabeth, panel!

Sci-Fi for the Young at Heart

Dead Memes

Reinventing the Franchise

Books by many of the attending authors will be in Mysterious Galaxy's booth, Booth #1053, throughout the weekend. Come visi the staff and get recommendations!!

For tickets and information please visit the official Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo website.

Amazing Fantastic Incredible: A Marvelous Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501107726
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Published: Gallery Books - November 3rd, 2015

Early on-sale copies -- a Comikaze Exclusive! A limited number of posters available as gifts with purchase, while supplies last!


In this gorgeously illustrated, full-color graphic memoir, Stan Lee--comic book legend and cocreator of Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Avengers, the Incredible Hulk, and a legion of other Marvel superheroes--shares his iconic legacy and the story of how modern comics came to be. 
Stan Lee is a man who needs no introduction. The most legendary name in the history of comic books, he has been the leading creative force behind Marvel Comics, and has brought to life--and into the mainstream--some of the world's best-known heroes and most infamous villains throughout his career. His stories--filled with superheroes struggling with personal hang-ups and bad guys who possessed previously unseen psychological complexity--added wit and subtlety to a field previously locked into flat portrayals of good vs. evil. Lee put the human in superhuman and in doing so, created a new mythology for the twentieth century. 
In this beautifully illustrated graphic memoir--illustrated by celebrated artist Colleen Doran--Lee tells the story of his life with the same inimitable wit, energy, and offbeat spirit that he brought to the world of comics. Moving from his impoverished childhood in Manhattan to his early days writing comics, through his military training films during World War II and the rise of the Marvel empire in the 1960s to the current resurgence in movies, "Amazing Fantastic Incredible" documents the life of a man and the legacy of an industry and career. 
This funny, moving, and incredibly honest memoir is a must-have for collectors and fans of comic books and graphic novels of every age.

Gabby Duran and the Unsittables Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781484709351
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - May 12th, 2015

Twelve-year-old Gabby is recruited by a secret agency to take care of extraterrestrial children.

The First Book of Ore The Foundry's Edge (The Books of Ore, Book 1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781423162278
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - April 15th, 2014

When Phoebe Plumm and her father, engineer Dr. Jules Plumm, are abducted by The Foundry, a corporation holding a monopoly on metal production and technology, they enter a savage world of living metal that is rising up against its oppressors. Illustrations.

Midnight Thief, Book 2: Daughter of Dusk Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781484722084
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - August 4th, 2015

As tensions rise within Forge's Council, and vicious Demon Rider attacks continue in surrounding villages, Kyra knows she must do something to save her city. But she walks a dangerous line between opposing armies: will she be able to use her link to the Demon Riders for good, or will her Makvani blood prove to be deadly? Kyra and Tristam face their biggest battle yet as they grapple with changing allegiances, shocking deceit, and vengeful opponents.

Smasher Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780545141185
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Published: Blue Sky Press (AZ) - March 25th, 2014

Charlie, a math genius with otherworldly skills, is plucked out of his own time by Geneva, a bionic girl from the future, and recruited to help defeat Gramercy Foxx, a tycoon who plans to unleash a deadly biological computer virus that will enslave the world--and the two children have only twenty days to accomplish their task.

Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens Moving Target: A Princess Leia Adventure Cover Image
ISBN: 9781484724972
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Published: Disney Lucasfilm Press - September 4th, 2015

Princess Leia returns for an all-new adventure in this thrilling upper middle grade novel. Set between Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi, the story follows the warrior princess as she leads a ragtag group of rebels on a dangerous mission against the evil Galactic Empire. Hidden in the story are also hints and clues about the upcoming film Star Wars: The Force Awakens, making this a must-read for fans old and new!

Dead Soon Enough: A Juniper Song Mystery (Juniper Song Mysteries #3) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250065315
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Published: Minotaur Books - August 11th, 2015

 Juniper Song is managing her own cases as the junior investigator of Lindley & Flores. When a woman named Rubina Gasparian approaches Song, she knows she's in for her most unusual case yet. Rubin and her husband Van-both Armenian-American doctors-cannot get pregnant, so Rubina's younger cousin, Lusig, is acting as their surrogate. However, Lusig's best friend Nora has been missing for a month, and Rubina is concerned that her nearly eight-month-pregnant cousin is dealing with her stress in a way that could harm the baby. Rubina hires Song to shadow her and report all that she finds. Of course, Lusig is frantically searching for Nora, and Song's case soon turns into a hunt for the missing woman, an activist embroiled in an ugly, public battle over the erection of an Armenian genocide memorial. As Song probes the depths of both the tight-knit Armenian-American community and the groups who antagonize it, she realizes that Nora was surrounded on all sides by danger. But can she find out what happened before it's too late for Nora or Rubina and Van's child-or for Song herself?

Warren the 13th and The All-Seeing Eye: A Novel Cover Image
By Tania del Rio, Will Staehle (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781594748035
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Published: Quirk Books - November 24th, 2015

Meet Warren the 13th, a cursed 12-year-old Victorian bellhop who s terribly unlucky . . . yet perpetually optimistic, hard-working, and curious. Orphan Warren s pride and joy is his family s hotel, but he s been miserable ever since his evil Aunt Anaconda took over the management. Anaconda believes a mysterious treasure known as the All-Seeing Eye is hidden somewhere on the grounds, and she ll do anything to find it. If Warren wants to preserve his family s legacy, he ll need to find the treasure first if the hotel s many strange and wacky guests don t beat him to it! This middle-grade adventure features gorgeous two-color illustrations on every page and a lavish two-column Victorian design that will pull young readers into a spooky and delightful mystery.

The Eternal World: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062282927
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Published: William Morrow - August 4th, 2015

Five hundred years ago, a group of Spanish conquistadors searching for gold, led by a young and brilliant commander named Simaon de Oliveras land in the New World. What they find in the sunny and humid swamps of this uncharted land is a treasure far more valuable: the Fountain of Youth. The Spaniards slaughter the Uzita, the Native American tribe who guard the precious waters that will keep the conquistadors young for centuries. But one escapes: Shako, the chief's fierce and beautiful daughter, who swears to avenge her people--a blood oath that spans more than five centuries.

Copper Magic Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780765332110
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Published: Starscape - July 1st, 2014

 Can an unearthed talisman found on the shores of Lake Michigan save 12-year-old Violet's fractured family? Exploring themes of Native American culture, ecology, and conservation, this historical fiction novel by a debut author comes brilliantly to life.

Self-Obsessed Cover Image
By Sina Grace, Sina Grace (Artist)
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ISBN: 9781632154491
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Published: Image Comics - October 13th, 2015

Taking over a decade's worth of rarely-seen strips, essays, and new material, readers will get an uncompromising look at the journey Grace has taken to living his dream, loving himself, and trying to grow up. Introduction by Jeff Lemire! The book includes exclusive conversations with Ryan O'Connell and Colleen Green. Over 80 pages of new and never-before-released stories.

In the Shadow of Edgar Allan Poe: Classic Tales of Horror, 1816-1914 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781605988757
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Published: Pegasus Books - October 15th, 2015

 A masterful collection of horror fiction by widely acclaimed authors whose contributions to the genre have been lost in the shadow of Poe, by one of America's foremost anthologists.

In the Mouth of the Wolf (Twin Willows Trilogy) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781605426198
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Published: Medallion Press - June 9th, 2015

The Twin Willows Waterfall is now under the control of the Benandanti, but for Alessia, the victory comes at a steep price. And the arrival of Nerina, one of the seven Concilio elders from the Friuli Clan, only complicates her life. Now she s hiding a 450-year-old immortal on her farm, juggling school and her increasingly frustrated friends, and trying to keep the Malandanti from regaining the Waterfall. But it s the passion that still lingers between her and Jonah that really keeps Alessia awake at night. 
After a fatal visit from the Malandanti s mage, Alessia brings in Jonah s twin sister, Bree, to serve as a Benandanti spy. Bree has her own reasons for wanting to bring down the Malandanti, and soon she and Alessia find themselves in a tenuous alliance. But not even the powerful magic that Bree possesses nor the strong leadership that Nerina provides can stop the vicious Malandanti. As the two Clans barrel towards their inevitable collision, Alessia and Jonah are swept into the devastation and forced to make the ultimate choice.

Dead to Me Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781423187127
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - March 3rd, 2015

 In 1948 Hollywood--a treacherous world of tough-talking private eyes, psychopathic movie stars, and troubled starlets--sixteen-year-old Alice tries to find a young runaway who's the sole witness to a beating that put her sister Annie in a coma.

Get Dirty (Don't Get Mad) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062260871
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Published: Balzer + Bray - June 16th, 2015

After forming a secret society that takes revenge on school bullies, mean girls, and tyrannical teachers, four very different teenaged girls must discover the killer who's coming after them and the ones they love.

Because You'll Never Meet Me Cover Image
ISBN: 9781619635906
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Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - June 2nd, 2015

Ollie and Moritz are best friends, but they can never meet. Ollie has a life-threatening allergy to electricity, and Moritz's weak heart requires a pacemaker. If they ever did meet, they could both die. Living as recluses from society, the boys develop a fierce bond through letters that become a lifeline during dark times-as Ollie loses his only friend, Liz, to the normalcy of high school and Moritz deals with a bully set on destroying him. But when Moritz reveals the key to their shared, sinister past that began years ago in a mysterious German laboratory, their friendship faces a test neither one of them expected. 
Narrated in letter form by Ollie and Moritz-two extraordinary new voices-this story of impossible friendship and hope under strange circumstances blends elements of science fiction with coming of age themes, in a humorous, dark, and ultimately inspiring tale is completely unforgettable.

Dragon Coast (Daniel Blackland #3) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780765328571
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Published: Tor Books - September 15th, 2015

Daniel's adopted son Sam, made from the magical essence of the tyrannical Hierarch of Southern California whom Daniel overthrew and killed, is lost-consumed by the great Pacific firedrake secretly assembled by Daniel's half-brother, Paul.

But Sam is still alive and aware, in magical form, trapped inside the dragon as it rampages around Los Angeles, periodically torching a neighborhood or two.

Daniel has a plan to rescue Sam. It will involve the rarest of substances, "axis mundi, " pieces of the bones of the great dragon at the center of the Earth. Daniel will have to go to the kingdom of Northern California, boldly posing as his half-brother, come to claim his place in the competition to be appointed Lord High Osteomancer of the Northern Kingdom. Only when the Northern Hierarch, in her throne room at Golden Gate Park, raises her scepter to confirm Daniel in his position will he have an opportunity to steal the "axis mundi"-under the gaze of the Hierarch herself.

And that's just the first obstacle.

Spirits of Ash and Foam: A Rain of the Ghosts Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250029829
Availability: Out of Print
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - July 8th, 2014

Welcome to the Prospero Keys (or as the locals call them: the Ghost Keys), a beautiful chain of tropical islands on the edge of the Bermuda Triangle. Rain Cacique is water-skiing with her two best friends Charlie and Miranda when Rain sees her father waiting for her at the dock. Sebastian Bohique, her maternal grandfather, has passed away. He was the only person who ever made Rain feel special. The only one who believed she could do something important with her life. The only thing she has left to remember him by is the armband he used to wear: two gold snakes intertwined, clasping each other's tails in their mouths. Only the armband . . . and the gift it brings: Rain can see dead people. Starting with the Dark Man: a ghost determined to reveal the Ghost Keys' hidden world of mystery and mysticism, intrigue and adventure.

Avalon Rising (Metal & Lace Novel #2) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780738744896
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Published: Flux - May 8th, 2015

In the aftermath of Morgan le Fay's war on Camelot, the once great kingdom struggles to rebuild. Knights scour the world, attempting to restore the Round Table's glory by locating Avalon and the Holy Grail before the dreaded Black Knight can do so first.

Vivienne, Merlin's former apprentice, toils in secret day and night on orders from the Lady of the Lake to build an aeroship. The Lady has seen the future and promised that the ship will ensure Camelot's knights succeed in their quest.

But when a company of knights goes missing--including Owen, Vivienne's brother, and Marcus, her beloved--Vivienne changes the plan and commandeers the aeroship for a rescue mission, altering the fates of all involved. Now, the Lady sees danger in Vivienne's future. And for Marcus, either betrayal or death.

How to Be a SuperHero Cover Image
By Mark Edlitz, David Mamet (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781593937898
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Published: BearManor Media - May 1st, 2015

How to Be a Superhero takes the reader behind the scenes of the most popular superhero movies and television shows of the past seventy years. The book includes 35 penetrating interviews with actors and actresses who have played the world's greatest superheroes, supervillains, antiheroes and sidekicks, as well as 70 photographs. "To be, as Chris Reeve put it, 'a temporary custodian' of these stories (myths really) is a very subjective experience. To be taken into the minds and thought processes of others who have had that experience is a fascinating journey. How to Be a Superhero really takes you into what it means not only to the people who play them, but into the minds of superheroes." - Richard Donner, director Superman "Edlitz's impressive knowledge of not just superhero movies and TV shows, but of the comics that they're based on, enables him to ask incisive questions that get the actors talking about their super-roles in a way not many interviewers can do. The book is a unique take on the superhero phenomenon." - Danny Fingeroth, author of Superman on the Couch: What Superheroes Really Tell Us about Ourselves and Our Society "Mark Edlitz's How To Be A Superhero delivers rare insights into the mindset of the men and women behind the world's most beloved heroes and villains. A supremely fun read." - David Hayter, screenwriter of X-Men, X-Men 2 and Watchmen

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