You get a special sneak preview since I'm privy to this press release before it gets sent out! Not much other DC-oriented comics news has leapt out at me so far this weekend. -Randy
BALTIMORE, MD (June 18, 2008) - A fan-favorite creator marks his stunning return to comics in a first-time appearance at this year's Baltimore Comic-Con, held at the Baltimore Convention Center on September 27-28, 2008. In addition, a long-time industry insider makes his Baltimore debut as a comics writer.
James Robinson, best known for his work on DC Comics' Starman, The Golden Age and JSA, is returning to comics in a big way, taking over Superman in the near future and gearing up for the launch of a new Justice League title.
Peter Tomasi, currently strutting his stuff in Nightwing and Green Lantern Corps, is a former long-time DC Comics editor who has worked with most of DC's major characters, as well as many of the heavy hitter talents in the field (including the aforementioned Mr. Robinson).
"We're extremely happy to welcome these two talented gents to Baltimore," said show promoter Marc Nathan. "We know our fans are going to have a lot of questions for James, and we're hoping they realize what a rising star Pete is. And there'll be plenty of opportunity to talk to both of them!"
Swamp Thing co-creator and Frankenstein artist Bernie Wrightson will be the show's Guest of Honor.
He headlines a guest list that includes, in alphabetical order, Kyle Baker (The Bakers), Brian Michael Bendis (Ultimate Spider-Man, New Avengers), Jim Calafiore (Exiles, Captain Marvel), Howard Chaykin (American Flagg), Cliff Chiang (Green Arrow & Black Canary), Darwyn Cooke (New Frontier, The Spirit), Frank Cho (Liberty Meadows, Mighty Avengers), Steve Conley (Star Trek, The Escapist), Amanda Conner (JSA Classified, Terra), Todd Dezago (Perhapanauts, Tellos), David Finch (World War Hulk, New Avengers), Ramona Fradon (Aquaman), John Gallagher (Buzzboy, Roboy Red), Ron Garney (Wolverine), Michael Golden (Micronauts, The 'Nam), Mike Grell (John Sable, Iron Man), Cully Hamner (Blue Beetle, Black Lightning), Dean Haspiel (Brawl), Adam Hughes (Catwoman), Stuart Immonen (Ultimate Spider-Man), Geoff Johns (Green Lantern, Action Comics), J.G. Jones (52, Wonder Woman), Robert Kirkman (Invincible, Ultimate X-Men), Barry Kitson (Empire, The Order), Scott Kurtz (PvP), Erik Larsen (Savage Dragon, Image EIC), Jim Lee (Batman: Hush, Wildcats), the Luna Brothers (The Sword, Girls), David Mack (Kabuki, Daredevil), Mike Mignola (Hellboy, Disney's Atlantis), Phil Noto (Danger Girl, Jonah Hex), Michael Avon Oeming (Mice Templar, Powers), Jimmy Palmiotti (Painkiller Jane, Jonah Hex), Brandon Peterson (Ultimate X-Men, Strange), Eric Powell (The Goon), Tom Raney (Ultimate X-Men), John Romita Sr. (Amazing Spider-Man), Don Rosa (Uncle Scrooge), Craig Rousseau (Perhapanauts, X-Men: First Class), Tim Sale (Batman: The Long Halloween, Heroes), Alex Saviuk (Web of Spider-Man, Feast of the Seven Fishes), Jim Shooter (Legion of Super-Heroes), Robert Tinnell (EZ Street), Herb Trimpe (Incredible Hulk), Timothy Truman (Conan, Grimjack), Neil Vokes (The Black Forest, The Wicked West), Matt Wagner (Zorro, Grendel), Mark Waid (Flash, Boom! Studios), Mark Wheatley (Frankenstein Mobster), and Ron Wilson (The Thing).
The Harvey Awards will return to the Baltimore Comic-Con for the third consecutive year. The awards dinner and ceremony will be held Saturday night, September 27, 2008, following the convention's normal hours. As in 2007, the first 300 paid attendees and honorees at the 2008 Harvey Awards Ceremonies will receive a Hollywood-style bag of swag. Last year's bag included The EC Archives: Two-Fisted Tales - Volume 1 from Gemstone Publishing, a complete base set of the soon-to-be-released Jericho Season One trading cards from Inkworks, an exclusive pin from AdHouse Books, a Comic-Con exclusive edition of 30 Days of Night: Red Snow #1 from IDW Publishing, a Toon Tumbler from Popfun Merchandising, and an exclusive Harvey Awards keychain from LaserMach. Nominating ballots are presently online at www.harveyawards.org. Kyle Baker will return as Master of Ceremonies for the evening's events.
For more information about the Baltimore Comic-Con, e-mail email@example.com or call (410) 526-7410. The guest list and other information can be found on the convention's website or on its MySpace page. For more information about the Harvey Awards, including sponsorship opportunities, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.