LOS ANGELES - January 17, 2008 – Mere hours after announcing MySpace Comic Books and Meltdown Comics’ Y: The Last Party, a celebration of Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra's newly completed comic book epic Y: The Last Man, all VIP Tickets for the event have sold out. Standing room door tickets will be available on a first come, first served basis on February 8 at Meltdown in Los Angeles, where Joss Whedon will appear in person to toast Y: The Last Man co-creators Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra. All proceeds from this once-in-a-lifetime event will benefit the First Amendment work of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF).
“We're thrilled by the enormous response to this party, and committed to making sure that fans aren’t left out in the cold” says CBDLF Executive Director Charles Brownstein. “We will still have standing room door tickets available for the main event on the day of the party, and will also be piping in live audio from the event into the main Meltdown store for those who come but aren't able to get a door ticket. After the Q&A, Brian & Pia will be on hand at the store to mingle with the fans who make the trip as well. We’re committed to making this a special night for the comics community, and are going to do everything we can to make sure that everyone gets a chance to participate.”
For those who are unable to make it to Los Angeles for the party, The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s MySpace Profile (www.myspace.com/cbldf) will also offer video excerpts from the party for fans world wide subsequent to the event.
"The response to this party has been overwhelming," Brownstein adds. "We're enormously grateful to all of the Y: The Last Man fans who are supporting the CBLDF at the party. This is going to be a very special night for comics."
Y THE LAST MAN, will conclude on January 30, 2008 with issue sixty. The series and its co-creators, writer Brian K. Vaughan and artist Pia Guerra, have received widespread acclaim, in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Salon and Entertainment Weekly and on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered." To celebrate the end of the series, MySpace Comic Books (http://www.myspace.com/comicbooks), the comics community of the world's most popular social network, and Meltdown Comics, the renowned Los Angeles-based comic book shop, have joined forces to host Y: THE LAST PARTY as a benefit for the First Amendment work of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund..
Whedon, the famed creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Firefly, will kick off the festivities in Meltdown's Hollywood gallery space with a keynote speech in appreciation of the series. Following the speech will be a live Q&A with guests of honor Vaughan & Guerra. There will also be a VIP Reception prior to the event, with Whedon, Vaughan & Guerra, that will include the unveiling of a never-before-seen print by Pia Guerra.
Y: THE LAST PARTY is made possible by the generous support of sponsors from across the comic book industry: Y: The Last Man publisher Vertigo Comics (http://www.myspace.com/vertigocomics); Dark Horse Comics (http://www.myspace.com/darkhorsecomics); Image Comics (http://www.myspace.com/imagecomics); and Top Cow Productions (http://www.myspace.com/topcow).
Capacity for this event is strictly limited to 140 people. VIP reserved seating tickets are sold out. 70 general admission "standing room only" tickets for the event will be $25, and are available on a first-come, first served basis on the day of the event.
More information and updates on Y: The Last Party can be found on the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund's MySpace profile (http://www.myspace.com/cbldf).
MySpace Comic Books (http://myspace.com/comicbooks) is a community dedicated to the best in comics, manga, and graphic novels. Launched in March 2007, MySpace Comic Books provides the online community with the latest comic book news and interviews and spotlights the most exciting projects, creators and events in the industry. With more than 154,000 friends, and growing, MySpace continues to see significant interest from its members in the comic book arena.