NEW YORK and NEW ORLEANS, November 6, 2012 – Superstar artists Greg Capullo (“Batman,” “Spawn”), Neal Adams (“Green Lantern,” “X-Men”), Ethan Van Sciver (“Action Comics,” “Flash”) and Ron Garney (“Ultimate Captain America,” “Wolverine”) are a few of the nearly 150 top comics creators scheduled to attend Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, Nov. 30 – Dec. 2 at New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. The top-flight Artist Alley complements a strong celebrity roster which includes comics legend Stan Lee and seven members of the “Star Trek: The Next Generation”) cast, headed by Sir Patrick Stewart.
Other well-known artists at New Orleans Comic Con include Greg Horn (“Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark,” “Wonder Woman”), Phil Jimenez (“Captain America Corps,” “Fairest”), Michael Golden (“Batman,” “Star Wars”), Jesus Saiz (“Resurrection Man,” “Birds of Prey”), David Mack (“Kabuki,” “Daredevil”) and Marvel “Zombie King”Arthur Suydam (“Marvel Zombies,” “Army of Darkness”). Some of the top local Louisiana talent will also be on display, with New Orleans’ Kody Chamberlain (“Sweets: A New Orleans Crime Story,” “30 Days of Night”) and Lafayette’s Rob Guillory(“Chew”) atop the list.
Eisner Award winners attending New Orleans Comic Con are Garney, Guillory, Lee (Hall of Fame), Adams (Hall of Fame) and Janet Lee (“Return of the Dapper Men”). Eisner nominees include Mack, Van Sciver, Billy Tucci (“Birds of Prey,” “Sgt. Rock”), Jeremy Whitley (“Order of Dagonet,” “Princeless”) and Eliza Frye (“The Lady’s Murder,” “Lucky House”).
In addition to Lee, Stewart and the “TNG” cast, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” star Eliza Dushku, Reservoir Dogs headliner Michael Madsen and WWE® Superstar CM Punk® top the celebrity lineup. A variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions will also take place at the final event on Wizard World’s 2012 calendar.
Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, produced by Wizard World, Inc. (WIZD.PK), will bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, comics, toys, video gaming, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Admission is free for kids 10 and under, and Sunday, December 2, is “Kids Day,” an array of programming specially designed for children.
For more on the 2012 Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/