Philadelphia Comic-Con Returns in August 2012 with Herb Trimpe

August 7, 2012 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Pennsylvania

Press Release:

Herb Trimpe Hulk 181It is the return of the Philadelphia Comic-Con on Sunday August 19th.  This comic book convention is held at the Ramada Philadelphia Airport located at 76 Industrial Highway (Route 291) in Essington, PA 19029.  The hotel is conveniently located between exits 8 and 9A off of I-95.  It is also close to I-76,I-476 and most bridges from New Jersey.  Show hours are 10 AM to 4 PM.  Admission is only $3 per person.  Students of any age are admitted free with a current id.   Parking is also free on premises.  For those of you that do not drive Septa Bus Route 37 stops directly in front of the hotel.

It is quite a site to behold with 60+ tables at the show in the 4,500 square foot ballroom of the hotel.  Dealers from 6 states setup there selling, buying and even trading with collectors. Thousands and thousands of comic books from the 1940′s to present day will be for sale at the show.  Also available will be collecting supplies, graphic novels, action figures, statues, non-sportcards, dvd’s and original artwork.  The show has become a fan favorite for years with people travelling up to 3 hours one way just to shop at the show.

Special guest artist this month is legendary Marvel artist Herb Trimpe.  One of the most iconic Marvel characters (and fan favorite) is Wolverine.  Herb created this character during his stint on the Incredible Hulk series in the 1970’s.  Herb had also worked on other Marvel characters and will be available during show hours to create a sketch of your favorite character.

Any questions about the convention can be sent to dwoywood@yahoo.com or we can be reached by phone at 856-217-5737.  Fans can also check us out on the web at www.philadelphiacomic-con.com.  Or on Facebook at facebook.com/comicbookshows.

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