Geoff Johns and Jim Lee Named Guests of Honor at NYCC 2011
GEOFF JOHNS AND JIM LEE TO BE GUESTS OF HONOR AT NEW YORK COMIC CON
Creative Team for JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 To Appear in Panels and at DC Booth
Norwalk, CT, August 5, 2011: Geoff Johns, Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment, and Jim Lee, Co-Publisher of DC Entertainment, will head the list of top talent who will be attending New York Comic Con (NYCC) on behalf of renowned comic book publisher DC Entertainment. Mr. Johns and Mr. Lee will both be Guests of Honor at the annual pop culture extravaganza, where they will be joined by other leading DC guests who will be announced in the near future. Johns and Lee, the extraordinary creative team of JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 (August 31, 2011), will participate in panels and will be on hand at the DC Entertainment booth along with other members of their creative team. JUSTICE LEAGUE #2 is scheduled to go on sale October 19, 2011, just three days after New York Comic Con concludes. Meanwhile, the official poster for the 2011 New York Comic Con has been released and shows the new incarnation of DC’s JUSTICE LEAGUE as rendered by superstar artists Ivan Reis, Joe Prado and Rod Reis, who will also be in attendance at the show. The posters are not for sale but signed copies of the poster are included in the NYCC VIP packages this year.
Once again, DC Entertainment will occupy a 3000 square foot booth on the NYCC show floor where fans will have an opportunity to mix and mingle with creators and staff and where “behind-the-scenes” information about DC Entertainment will be revealed over the course of the weekend. The centrally located booth will feature talent signings, free giveaways and early peeks at the newest action figures, statues, busts and other amazing collectibles on display from DC Direct.
“It is always a privilege and an honor to welcome DC back to our show,” notes Lance Fensterman, Group Vice President for ReedPOP and Show Manager for NYCC. “DC has been a loyal supporter of our event from the very beginning and star creators and industry leaders like Geoff Johns and Jim Lee add enormous luster to our show. The fans who attend New York Comic Con are especially eager to see new content and product from major publishers and entertainment companies like DC and we look forward to providing a quality atmosphere where both business and entertainment co-exist and thrive side by side.”
GEOFF JOHNS: Geoff Johns is one of the most prolific and popular of contemporary comic book writers, and the Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment. He’s written highly acclaimed stories starring Superman, Green Lantern, the Flash and more, and is currently the writer of FLASHPOINT and GREEN LANTERN. After leaving Detroit to work for director Richard Donner inLos Angeles, Johns began writing for DC Comics in the late 90s, and has since written defining runs on THE FLASH and, most recently, GREEN LANTERN. As part of DC Comics-The New 52, Johns will be writing JUSTICE LEAGUE, GREEN LANTERN and the new AQUAMAN series.
JIM LEE: Jim Lee is a renowned comic book artist and the Co-Publisher of DC Entertainment. Prior to his current post, Lee served as Editorial Director, where he oversaw WildStorm Studios and was also the artist for many of DC Comics’ bestselling comic books and graphic novels, including ALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER, BATMAN: HUSH, and SUPERMAN: FOR TOMORROW. He also serves as the Executive Creative Director for the DC Universe Online (DCUO) massively multiplayer action game from Sony Online Entertainment (SOE). As part of DC Comics-The New 52, Lee is drawing JUSTICE LEAGUE.
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