DC Launches superhero books for kids in LA and Pasadena with Ridley Pearson
April 11, 2019

DC is launching the publisher’s first-ever middle grade graphic novel line, DC Zoom, and is sending NY Times bestselling author Ridley Pearson (Kingdom Keepers) to Los Angeles to promote the launch of the very first book of the line, Super Sons: The PolarShield Project. Wanted to see if you’d like to attend/promote the signing with your followers.

Pearson is hosting three family-friendly events in LA, giving fun presentations about the graphic novel writing process, and talking about superheroes with kids. Free giveaways including superhero capes and bookmarks will be handed out at each store event.

Below is his full tour schedule  and more info can be found on the DC press blog.

Thursday April 11 – 6:30 p.m. Vroman’s Bookstore (Pasadena)


Saturday, April 13 – 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Earth 2 Comics (Sherman Oaks)


Saturday, April 13 – 4:00 p.m. – Los Angeles Festival of Books: Signing at the DC booth (#833)


Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Time.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, CNN.com, AssociatedPress.com Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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