BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – March 26, 2019 – The Baltimore Comic-Con returns to the Baltimore Convention Center on October 18-20, 2019. The Baltimore Comic-Con will feature some of Batman’s most prolific creators in 2019, including Neal Adams, David Finch, Tom King, and Lee Weeks.
Neal Adams‘ work on such DC Comics characters as Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, and Green Arrow redefined an era of comics, bringing a photorealistic feel to the pages of their respective books. In the late-’60s, while freelancing for DC Comics, Adams also began working at Marvel Comics on X-Men with Roy Thomas. He continued to work for DC and Marvel throughout the late-’60s and ’70s, working on The Avengers, Detective Comics, and Green Lantern/Green Arrow. More recently, Adams did a Deadman limited series and the 7-issue second volume of Batman: Odyssey for DC Comics, and handled art duties on Marvel Comics’ First X-Men and DC’s Harley’s Little Black Book, parodying his famous Superman vs. Muhammad Ali comic from the 1970s.
Joining us from Canada, Eisner Award-winning David Finch received recognition for his early work at Top Cow Productions on titles such as Cyberforce, Ascension, and Aphrodite IX. He then went on to spend a number of years at Marvel Comics, working on blockbuster titles including Ultimate X-Men, Avengers (and the relaunched New Avengers), and Moon Knight before jumping into an exclusive contract with DC Comics in 2010 where he flexed his writing muscles as well as his drawing skills on Batman: The Dark Knight. He also worked on DC’s Forever Evil, and provided art on Wonder Woman (with his wife Meredith on writing duties).
Ringo and Eisner Award-winning Tom King is currently the writer of Batman at DC Comics, where he has also written Mister Miracle, Grayson, The Omega Men, DC Nation, Swamp Thing Winter Special, Heroes in Crisis, and has a story in Action Comics #1000, not to mention his award-winning work at Marvel on The Vision. King’s first book, A Once Crowded Sky, a postmodern super hero novel, was recognized by USA Today as one of the best Graphic Novels of the year. He was named by the Hollywood Reporter as one of the five comic creators to watch in 2015. He was the 2018 Ringo Awards winner of Best Writer, and collected awards for Best Series (Mister Miracle, DC Comics), and Best Single Issue or Story and Best Humor Comic (Batman/Elmer Fudd Special, DC Comics).
Debuting professionally in the 1980s, artist and occasional writer Lee Weeks initially received publication in Eclipse Comics’ Tales of Terror horror anthology. He has contributed to much lauded work on titles such as Marvel’s Daredevil, Captain America, and Spider-Man’s Tangled Web, DC Comics’ bookshelf format Batman Chronicles: Gauntlet, and Dark Horse Comics’ Tarzan vs. Predator. He was also the featured artist in Volume 17 of TwoMorrow Publishing’s Modern Masters. In 2018, he was the recipient of numerous Ringo Awards, including Best Artist or Penciller, and Best Humor Comic and Best Single Issue or Story for his work on DC’s Batman/Elmer Fudd Special.
“Batman is, arguably, the most popular superhero comic book character there is,” said Marc Nathan, show promoter for the Baltimore Comic-Con. “He is instantly recognizable even in profile, and fans love this character. We are honored to host such dignitaries of the industry who have had the privilege of working on this character’s storied history. Each one of these guests is an industry superstar, fans will be thrilled to see them return to Baltimore this October, and we are not done with the caped crusader yet — we are busy working on a few others that have left their mark on Mr. Wayne!”
Lee Weeks and Tom King at the Ringo Awards, photo by John Milewski
TICKETS LAUNCH SOON
We have been fielding a lot of questions regarding the availability of tickets. We are working now towards enabling ticket sales, and will announce availability first to our mailing list. If you are not currently subscribed, you can do so by going to www.baltimorecomiccon.com and finding the “Stay up to date!” section to sign up.
NO SPRING FLING IN 2019
While we were looking to try to host another Baltimore Comic-Con Spring Fling this year, between schedules and hotel availability, we were unable to make the calendar work for us. We apologize to the many fans who have been asking via the website, social media, email, and in person at comic shows when we’ve bumped into you. We’ll see you in October for our regular show!
In addition to on-site CGC grading, this year’s confirmed guests for the show include: Neal Adams (Detective Comics), Arantza (fantasy artist), Howard Chaykin (Hey Kids! Comics!), Frank Cho (Harley Quinn), Matthew Clark (Green Arrow), David Finch (Batman), Ramona Fradon (The Mike Wieringo Tellos Tribute), Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (DC Nation), Cully Hamner (Batman Beyond), Adam Hughes (Superman), Matt Kindt (X-O Manowar), Sharlene Kindt (Dept. H), Tom King (Batman), Jeff Lemire (Black Hammer), Carla Speed McNeil (Twisted Romance), Pop Mhan (Raven, Daughter of Darkness), David Petersen (Mouse Guard), Afua Richardson (Run), Louise Simonson (Death of Superman), Walter Simonson (Ragnarok), Allison Sohn (The Art of Red Sonja, Volume 2), William Stout (Fantastic Worlds – The Art of William Stout), Mark Waid (Avengers: No Road Home), and Lee Weeks (Batman).
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - March 26, 2019 - The Baltimore Comic-Con returns to the Baltimore Convention Center on October 18-20, 2019. The Baltimore Comic-Con will feature some of Batman's most prolific creators in 2019, including Neal Adams, David Finch, Tom King, and Lee Weeks.
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