Jonathan Hickman is added for NYCC 2013, folks get excited about Motor City Comic Con and Dallas Comic Con, some looks back at the Long Beach Comic Expo, and more.
John Romita Jr. and Richard Dean Anderson join Dallas Comic Con, May 17-19
The May 17-19 installment of the Dallas Comic Con just gets more and more exciting. Marvel’s CAPTAIN AMERICA artist John Romita Jr. (co-creator of KICK-ASS) and STARGATE actor Richard Dean Anderson have joined the already-impressive guest list, making this one Texas event people should definitely not miss. Romita doesn’t do many shows these days, and this is his second DCC appearance after a two-year absence. Event Manager Mark Walters noted “Having John back is a big deal for us, not just because we love the guy and would welcome him anytime, but it’s also ever-so-fitting with KICK-ASS 2 hitting theaters this August. He’s always a big hit with the fans, and we’re stoked he’s coming back to Big D.” Those looking for a nice Sci-Fi angle should be pleased at the addition of Richard Dean Anderson, who many know from the popular MACGYVER television series, and STARGATE fans love for his leading role of “Colonel Jack O’Neill” in STARGATE SG-1 and SGU STARGATE UNIVERSE. Walters adds “Richard is one of those elusive guests everyone wants to see and we’ve been hoping to add for many years now. In a never-ending effort to make the fans happy, we finally got him, and this is a rare appearance that should excite Sci-Fi fans in a big way.” Anderson and Romita join a guest list that already includes comic book creators like Jim Steranko, Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner, Len Wein, Terry Moore and Arthur Suydam, along with media guests like FIREFLY’s Nathan Fillion, STAR TREK’s William Shatner, SUPERMAN RETURNS star Brandon Routh, SPECIES star Natasha Henstridge, FANTASTIC FOUR star Ioan Gruffudd, and TRUE BLOOD star Kristin Bauer… among many others. The Dallas Comic Con is held at the Irving Convention Center on May 17-19, 2013. VIP passes are already sold out, but General Admission tickets are available online and at the box office during show hours.
Nathan Fillion and Terry Moore add excitement to Dallas Comic Con this May 17-19
The Dallas Comic Con returns to the Irving Convention Center this May 17-19, and the guest list is already one of the most-impressive to date for the event. Joining in on the fun are two heavyweights from the respective worlds of sci-fi and comic books. Nathan Fillion, star of FIREFLY and CASTLE, will be appearing Saturday and Sunday at the show – he also happens to be the event’s most-requested guest for the last 5+ years. Also added is Eisner Award-winning creator Terry Moore, celebrating the 20th Anniversary of his book STRANGERS IN PARADISE. Moore has also handled creator-owned projects like ECHO and RACHEL RISING. They complement a list that includes comic names like Jim Steranko, Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Len Wein, Dave Johnson, Andrew Robinson, Eric Canete, Arthur Suydam, Mark Brooks, Phil Noto, and Playboy artist Doug Sneyd. Media guests include William Shatner, Richard Dean Anderson, Brandon Routh, John Noble, Jasika Nicole, Colin Ferguson, Gates McFadden, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton, Natasha Henstridge, Kelly Hu, Ernie Hudson, Kristin Bauer, Ioan Gruffudd, Kevin Conroy, and original Brat Pack member Andrew McCarthy.
Event manager Mark Walters stated “We’re so thrilled to have Nathan Fillion join the guest list, not just because he’s been our most-requested guest for years, but truth be told we’re all big fans of the man. In 2012 we celebrated FIREFLY’s 10th Anniversary with several of the stars attending, and up until now we’ve literally had every star from the series at the event, with the exception of Nathan – so now all those hardcore fans can complete their cast photos or posters… I know I will. Then there’s the wonderful Terry Moore, who has appeared with us in the past, but I’d feel odd not having him on the roster for the 20th Anniversary of STRANGERS IN PARADISE. Terry is such a great talent, and has developed quite a legacy in this industry, and we’re also honored to call him a good friend. Adding both of these gentlemen to the guest list should be as much of a treat for fans as it is for us.”
The Dallas Comic Con adds exciting guests from comics & film for their May 17-19 show!
This May 17-19, the Dallas Comic Con returns to the Irving Convention Center with an already-impressive lineup of guests from the world of comic books and pop culture film & television. Several announcements have been made on almost a daily basis via the show’s official Facebook page, and (as of this writing) tickets are about to go on sale for online customers through the show’s official website. The 2011 edition of the DCC was the first to be held in the Irving Convention Center, which at the time was just completed. The 12,000 fans that showed up made the event a success, but in May of 2012 that attendance number nearly doubled, making Dallas Comic Con a convention to take note of in the Southwest.
Event Manager Mark Walters stated, “The growth of our event was incredible, and we’re thinking the 2012 show, which incidentally fell on our 10th Anniversary, was a major stepping stone for us. This year we’re limiting tickets to deal with potential crowd issues, so we’re encouraging fans to buy their passes early and not miss out on the fun. Also new for 2013 is the 3-day aspect, something that should become the norm going forward. We’re giving the fans and extra day to do all the shopping they want and meet their industry heroes. We pride ourselves on being an accessible event for all ages, and this year’s show is already shaping up nicely.”
The guest list started off with some cool names from both the media and comic book industry. Captain Kirk himself, William Shatner, will be appearing on Saturday at the event, and Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti make a welcome return to the Dallas area signing all three days. Other recent comic book guest additions include the legendary Jim Steranko (who designed Indiana Jones), Len Wein (co-creator of Wolverine and Swamp Thing), Dave Johnson (cover artist of Punisher and Deadpool), Andrew Robinson (cover artist of Detective Comics and Starman), Eric Canete (artist of Superboy and New Avengers: Luke Cage), Doug Sneyd (legendary Playboy artist), Arthur Suydam (Marvel Zombies), Mark Brooks (Uncanny Avengers), Phil Noto (Batgirl and Buffy), and John Lucas (Exterminators and Uncanny X-Force). Recent media guest additions include Ioan Gruffudd (Fantastic Four), Natasha Henstridge (Species), Brent Spiner (Data on Star Trek: The Next Generation), LeVar Burton (Geordi on Star Trek: The Next Generation), Gates McFadden (Beverly Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation), Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters and The Crow), John Noble (Fringe), Jasika Nicole (Fringe), and Jason David Frank and Catherine Sutherland (both from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)… but the guest list is by no means done. The event runs three days and features a fun, family atmosphere. There will be multiple floors filled with activities and Q&A panels all weekend.
Neal Adams makes first ever Dallas appearance at Dallas Comic Con 10th Anniversary, May 19-20
This May 19-20 sees the return of the Dallas Comic Con celebrating its 10th Anniversary, officially titled ‘Stan Lee presents Dallas Comic Con.’ Among the incredible guests attending is a very special creator – the one and only Neal Adams. When it comes to comic book artists, there are well-known names, and then there’s “legendary” status. Adams continually redefines the genre with innovative ideas and dramatic character interpretations. His takes on popular heroes like Batman, Green Lantern, Green Arrow and Superman have wowed readers and heavily influences multiple generations of illustrators. Some of earliest days found him turning in comic strips for BEN CASEY, based on the popular ABC series. But it would be his work at DC Comics that defined his fan base, beginning in the Silver Age with covers for titles like ACTION COMICS and SUPERMAN’S GIRLFRIEND LOIS LANE. His work on Deadman in STRANGE ADVENTURES became award-winning, and with good reason. Neal moved into Marvel work with X-MEN and THE AVENGERS. But some of his most treasured stories were found in BATMAN and DETECTIVE COMICS, as well as GREEN LANTERN/GREEN ARROW in the Bronze Age. Adams also became a strong advocate for creator rights, even helping SUPERMAN creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster receive long-overdue credit, and getting original pages returned to artist Jack Kirby. Neal even formed his own comic book imprint with Continuity Comics, and continues to inspire and influence artists and readers to this day.
DCC Event Manager Mark Walters notes, “It’s hard to believe an industry legend like Neal Adams has never appeared in a popular city like Dallas before, but thankfully this May 19-20 that will change. We’re incredibly honored to have Mr. Adams join us as a special guest for the 10-year Anniversary of the Dallas Comic Con… like many others would claim, he’s one of my heroes.”
Neal is appearing both days of the show, which also features guests like Stan Lee, Patrick Stewart, George Perez, Val Kilmer, Len Wein, James Marsters, Arthur Suydam, John de Lancie, Doug Sneyd, and Adam West and Burt Ward… to name but a few. VIP and 2-day priority passes are sold out, but General Admission tickets will be available at the show. You can find more information on the Dallas Comic Con at http://www.dallascomiccon.com
Stan Lee presents Dallas Comic Con (the 10th Anniversary show) brings major guests to Big D
On May 19-20, the Dallas Comic Con returns to the Irving Convention Center, and this promises to be the most incredible convention the Southwest has ever seen. The full title of the event is actually “Stan Lee presents Dallas Comic Con”, and marks Stan “The Man” Lee’s second appearance at the show (he last appeared in 2011, and had such a great time he wanted to return in 2012). This also happens to be the 10th Anniversary of the Dallas Comic Con, which started in 2002 with Guest of Honor Dave Stevens. This year’s installment pulls out all the stops, featuring media superstars Patrick Stewart (Saturday only), Val Kilmer, and Adam West and Burt Ward. Comic book legends Neal Adams (BATMAN: ODYSSEY), George Perez (DC New 52 SUPERMAN) and Zombie King Arthur Suydam headline the creator portion of the guest list, which also includes popular names like Len Wein (co-creator of WOLVERINE and SWAMP THING, writer of BEFORE WATCHMEN), Cully Hamner (co-creator of RED), Brian Stelfreeze (BATMAN: SHADOW OF THE BAT cover artist), Norm Breyfogle (quintessential BATMAN artist), Greg Horn (cover artist of ELEKTRA and EMMA FROST), Marvel artist and colorist husband and wife team Mitch and Elizabeth Breitweiser, and Alex Saviuk (SPIDER-MAN and Stan Lee’s MIGHTY 7 artist). The show will host a special appearance by BATMAN animated voice master Kevin Conroy (signing for FREE), and STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION’s “Q” John De Lancie. STAR WARS fans will enjoy meeting Darth Vader himself Dave Prowse and Boba Fett man behind the mask Jeremy Bulloch.
With the amazing guest list and high anticipation of the show’s return (last year drew nearly 12,000 attendees), both VIP and Priority badges have already sold out with nearly two months left before the convention. General Admission tickets are still available. DCC Event Manager Mark Walters says “This is the biggest event we’ve ever attempted to date, and the excitement surrounding it is amazing. We sold out of exhibit space and artist alley tables in record time, and the ticket sales are through the roof. Anyone attending is going to get their money’s worth, as we have an incredible list of talent coming, lots of exciting Q&As planned, and plenty to do and see. One thing we’ve always prided ourselves on is this being a great family experience, and we see more and more new families attending with each event we do – it’s a terrific feeling to know we’re bringing happiness to fans of all ages, and the ten years of hard work is really paying off for everyone.”
The Dallas Comic Con runs May 19-20, 2012 – at the Irving Convention Center, just 5 minutes or so from DFW airport. Discounted General Admission tickets are available in advance on the site. All the latest info can be found at http://dallascomiccon.com
Thomas Jane gets RAW at Dallas Comic Con, this May 21-22
For the past two years actor Thomas Jane has turned in an amazing performance on the hit HBO series HUNG, in which he stars as an average guy doing whatever he can to get a leg up… or, uh, something like that. Tom’s acting has been so appreciated, he’s received two back-to-back Golden Globe nominations, and a third season is on the way. Regardless of whether you’ve seen the show, chances are you’ll recognize Jane from one of his many memorable roles through the years, including his breakout scenes in BOOGIE NIGHTS, the Renny Harlin shark thriller DEEP BLUE SEA, his terrific interpretation of Mickey Mantle in 61*, Cameron Diaz’s love interest in the sexy comedy THE SWEETEST THING, the daring and difficult true story of STANDER, his comic book adaptation of “Frank Castle” in THE PUNISHER, the controversial leading man in Frank Darabont’s adaptation of Stephen King’s THE MIST, and so much more. You many have also chuckled during his memorable cameo in SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD… I know I did.
In 2005, Tom made his first appearance at the Dallas Comic Con, where he debuted the very first concept art for his comic book project BAD PLANET in the show program book. Since then he’s released multiple comic projects through his RAW Studios imprint, a company he’s formed with business partner and accomplished creator Tim Bradstreet. Series like BAD PLANET and ALIEN PIG FARM 3000 (written by DRIVE ANGRY 3D screenwriter Todd Farmer) have wowed fans and critics with fun throwback-style stories and artwork by some of the best artists in the business. Jane is currently working with acclaimed writer Bruce Jones to revive the ALIEN WORLDS and TWISTED TALES comic books, and has already written, directed and starred in his own movie, DARK COUNTRY. But you don’t have to just read about the actor’s exploits, you could actually meet him and his creative partners in person at the upcoming Dallas Comic Con this May 21-22. Thomas Jane, Tim Bradstreet, Todd Farmer and Bruce Jones will all be in attendance, along with RAW collaborators Steve Niles and Bernie Wrightson. The RAW booth rarely makes a full appearance at any show outside of San Diego Comic-Con and the Long Beach Comic Con, but they’ll be out in full force at the popular Texas-based event, signing autographs and meeting fans. Tom is currently scheduled to do a scheduled signing on both Saturday and Sunday during the show, and will be making frequent appearances at the booth.
This is a rare opportunity to meet one of the coolest creative teams in the industry, and if you haven’t seen the guest list for the show, you’ll realize this is just the icing on an already delicious cake. You can find out more information on the Dallas Comic Con (held May 21-22) at http://dallascomiccon.com – or on their Facebook page at http://facebook.com/dallas.comiccon.
We are proud to announce our first Dallas Comic Con exclusive for our upcoming May 21-22 Texas convention.
Attending DCC fans can get their hands on a very cool Amazing Spider-Man #1 comic book reprint of the original from 1962! This Marvel comics reprint will be free to all VIP and Priority ticket holders, and available to everyone else for only $5.00 while supplies last! This comic book is perfect to have Spider-Man creator STAN LEE autograph at the convention and is sure to be a very sought after collectible after the event!
Price: $5.00 while supplies last. Limit two copies per customer per day.
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How do you make an already exciting lineup, like the one we’ve got at the Dallas Comic Con this May 21-22, even more exciting? The guest list already includes Stan Lee (the creator of SPIDER-MAN), Leonard Nimoy (of classic STAR TREK fame), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia herself), Laurie Holden (star of THE WALKING DEAD television series), Ethan Van Sciver (smoking hot GREEN LANTERN artist), Steve Niles (creator of 30 DAYS OF NIGHT), Bernie Wrightson (co-creator of SWAMP THING), Jimmy Palmiotti (co-creator of PAINKILLER JANE), Amanda Conner (smoking hot POWER GIRL artist), and so many more. I mean seriously, how do you top that killer list??? You add John Romita Jr. to it. The prolific artist is already a legend in the industry, and within the last year has experienced a new level of fame thanks to the big screen adaptation of his comic book KICK-ASS. John rarely makes appearances, but will be signing at the show both days, making this convention a “can’t miss” event. The looks to be the most incredible show Dallas has ever seen. More info on the Dallas Comic Con HERE: http://www.scifiexpo.com/DCC/dcc.html
We’re so very pleased to announce the addition of legendary Marvel artist John Romita Jr. to the Dallas Comic Con. The son of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN artist John Romita, his first American comic book work was (fittingly) in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #11 in 1977. John became a star with his art on IRON MAN in the late 1970?s, working side by side with David Michelinie and Bob Layton. In the early 80?s, he followed in the footsteps of his father as a regular artist on AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, where he co-created Hobgoblin. Following his Spidey work, Jr. moved over to UNCANNY X-MEN, where he turned in three years of incredible issues working with X-writer extraordinaire Chris Claremont. Moving into the 90?s, Romita began a healthy run on DAREDEVIL, where he helped co-create Typhoid Mary, and was masterfully inked by Al Williamson. His other notable work includes DAREDEVIL: THE MAN WITHOUT FEAR (written by Frank Miller), PUNISHER: WAR ZONE, the original CABLE mini-series, THE MIGHTY THOR, a return to IRON MAN, WOLVERINE, BLACK PANTHER, THE SENTRY, WORLD WAR HULK and THE ETERNALS (where he collaborated with Neil Gaiman). He’s also turned in creator-owned projects like GRAY AREA and the wildly popular KICK-ASS (which he co-created with Mark Millar). His current project is THE AVENGERS, just in time for the gigantic Marvel film. Known by many in the industry as JRJR, we are honored to host a rare appearance of the popular creator, an effort that has been in the works for years… some things are worth the wait.
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Irving, TX 75039
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