Oct 20, 2010.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
“FRINGE” ALTERNATE UNIVERSE COMES TO HOLLYWOOD AT MELTDOWN COMICS
Series Star John Noble and Executive Producers Jeff Pinkner and J.H. Wyman to Appear Sunday, October 24, at Auction of Specially Designed Alterna-Verse
Versions of Classic Comic Book Covers to Benefit Autism Speaks
LOS ANGELES (October 20, 2010) — Fans of the acclaimed FOX television show FRINGE, which airs Thursdays from 9:00–10:00 p.m. ET/PT, are invited to take a trip to the alternate universe at Meltdown Comics in Hollywood on Sunday, October 24, from 5–9 p.m.
•Series star John Noble and executive producers Jeff Pinkner and J.H. Wyman will be on hand to meet fans and auction off five special items from the series — five alternate-universe versions of classic comic book covers created by DC Comics artists that appeared on-screen in a key scene in the season two finale episode — to benefit Autism Speaks.
•In addition, Meltdown will display props and artifacts from the series at Hollywood’s iconic comic book store, located at 7522 Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, between Fairfax and La Brea. Some props include Newton’s laser scalpel (episode 210), an alternate universe inhaler (episode 303), Nixon coin (episode 221) and Martin Luther King $20 bill (episode 221).
•The event will be an opportunity to collect autographs with Noble, Pinkner, Wyman and other writers from the show, all culminating in an auction of the amazing alternate universe comic books.
•Meltdown Comics Event Director SAX Carr said, “Autism hits close to home in many families and it is really a remarkable thing when such a popular show can take time to raise money for such an important cause. We expect a large crowd, and are grateful to everyone who helped make this happen.” SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS
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In the season two finale of FRINGE, Peter Bishop (actor Joshua Jackson) travels to the alternate universe where he was born. The writers of the episode — Akiva Goldsman, Jeff Pinkner and J.H. Wyman — wanted to show something from Peter’s childhood, and they decided that young Peter collected comic books. DC Comics artists created five alternate-universe versions of classic comic book covers. The framed covers appear on-screen in a key scene in “Over There: Part 2.”
Those rare pieces of pop culture artwork will be available for auction to support the research funded by charitable organization Autism Speaks.
But that’s not all. On display, fans will find props, posters and other “artifacts” from the alternate universe. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to visit another world while rubbing elbows with the creative talent that made it possible.
Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Bob and Suzanne Wright, grandparents of a child with autism. Since then, Autism Speaks has grown into the nation’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.
FRINGE is a procedural thriller that follows an FBI agent (Olivia Dunham), an eccentric fringe scientist (John Noble) and his estranged son (Joshua Jackson) as they explore mysterious occurrences linked to parallel universes, doppelgängers and unimaginable threats. Created by, J. J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci the mind-bending series has been critically claimed throughout its two previous seasons and is now in its third, with an even greater focus on the alterna-verse. Produced by Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, the series airs Thursdays from 9:00–10:00 p.m. ET/PT on FOX and is executive produced by Abrams, Bryan Burk, J.H. Wyman, Jeff Pinkner and Joe Chappelle.
Meltdown Comics was founded in 1993 by Gaston Dominguez-Letelier. At 9000 square feet, Meltdown is the largest pop culture emporium west of the Rockies. It’s ever-shifting stock holds new discoveries for even the most discerning reader and if you are new to the game the dimmest ember of obsession shall be fanned into a great bonfire here. Meltdown’s proprietors have seized every opportunity to upgrade service within the store resulting in unparalleled relationships with vendor and consumer alike.
SAX Carr, Event Director for Meltdown Comics