Fantastic Comics

2026 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94704

Past Events

April 11, 2018: Sideways #3 Signing

Fantastic Comics is pleased to invite you to a signing with artist Kenneth Rocafort to celebrate the release of Sideways #3! Kenneth will be signing on Wednesday, April 11th from 2:30 – 4:30 PM at Fantastic Comics, one block from Downtown Berkeley BART.

Dec. 16, 2017: Verax Signing

Fantastic Comics is pleased to invite you to an author talk, Q&A, and signing with Pratap Chatterjee, award-winning journalist and co-author of the new graphic nonfiction title VERAX: The True History of Whistleblowers, Mass Surveillance and Drone Warfare, on Saturday, December 16th at 5:00 PM.

VERAX reveals the true story of American electronic surveillance in the post 9-11 world. With art by Khalil Bendib, the co-creator of the critically acclaimed ZAHRA’S PARADISE, VERAX is a sweeping graphic history of electronic surveillance from 9/11 to the latest drone strike

9/11 not only marked the worst domestic terror attack in U.S. history, but also unleashed electronic spying by the government on a massive worldwide scale. In a wholly original and engaging telling, Verax (“truth-teller” and one of Edward Snowden’s code names) recounts the full story of American electronic surveillance post 9/11, in brilliant comics form.

We follow Pratap Chatterjee, journalist sleuth, as he dives deep into the world of electronic surveillance and introduces its cast of characters: developers, companies, users, government agencies, whistleblowers, journalists, and, in a leading role, the devices themselves. He explains the complex ways governments follow the movements and interactions of individuals and countries, whether by tracking the players of Angry Birds, deploying “Stingrays” that listen in on phone calls or “deep packet inspection” that mines email, or by weaponizing programs with names like Howlermonkey and Godsurge to attack the infrastructure of states such as Iran and remotely guide the U.S. missiles used in drone killings. He chronicles the complicity of corporations like Apple, Verizon, and Google, and the daring of the journalists and whistleblowers―from Snowden to Julian Assange to the lesser-known NSA Four―who made sure that the world would know. Finally, he gives a prognosis for the future of electronic surveillance, and for the fortunes of those who resist it.

Sept. 16, 2017: Runaways #1 Signing + Q&A

Series artist Kris Anka and variant cover artist Kevin Wada appear at Fantastic Comics on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 5:00 – 7:30 PM for a Q&A followed by a signing of RUNAWAYS #1 from Marvel Comics.

Aug. 26, 2017: America Q&A + Signing

Fantastic Comics is thrilled to welcome Gabby Rivera, writer of the new fan favorite Marvel series, AMERICA!

Gabby Rivera is the critically acclaimed author of the award-winning YA novel, JULIET TAKES A BREATH. Now she’s bursting onto the comics scene at the helm of America Chavez’s long-awaited solo series.

America has always been incontestably awesome, and as the newly appointed leader of the Ultimates, she’s now officially claimed her place as the preeminent butt-kicker of the Marvel Universe! But while leading a team of heroes and punching out big bads is great and all, it doesn’t really leave much time for self-discovery… So what’s a super-powered teenager do when she’s looking for a little fulfillment? She goes to college! She just has to stop an interdimensional monster or two first, plus shut down a pesky alien cult that’s begun worshipping her exploits!

Here at Fantastic Comics we LOVE America Chavez and we can’t wait to meet Gabby and talk to her about the book.

Join us for a Q&A at 5:00 PM, followed by a signing at 6:00 PM!