FAN EXPO HQ Signs Ghost Machine to Series of Exclusive 2024 Appearances

 FAN EXPO HQ, the world’s largest comic con producer, has signed Ghost Machine, the creator-owned/operated media company from prolific creators Brad Anderson, Jason Fabok, Gary Frank, Bryan Hitch, Geoff Johns, Rob Leigh, Lamont Magee, Francis Manapul, Brad Meltzer, Ivan Reis, Peter Snejbjerg, Peter J. Tomasi, Maytal Zchut, to a series of exclusive appearances at FAN EXPO’s upcoming 2024 North American conventions 


LOS ANGELES (December 16, 2023) – FAN EXPO HQ, the largest comic con event producer in the world with over one million fans in North America, and Ghost Machine, the recently launched creator-owned and operated media company from celebrated creators Brad Anderson, Jason Fabok, Gary Frank, Bryan Hitch, Geoff Johns, Rob Leigh, Lamont Magee, Francis Manapul, Brad Meltzer, Ivan Reis, Peter Snejbjerg, Peter J. Tomasi, and Maytal Zchut, published by Image Comics, have agreed to a series of exclusive appearances from the Ghost Machine creators at FAN EXPO HQ’s upcoming 2024 North American conventions, including:


MEGACON Orlando – February 1-4, 2024

FAN EXPO Philadelphia – May 3-5, 2024

FAN EXPO Denver – July 4-7, 2024

FAN EXPO Chicago – August 16-18, 2024

FAN EXPO Canada – August 22-25, 2024


Under the exclusive appearance agreement, Ghost Machine will have a branded booth and a number of its creators will attend signings and other activities in the course of each aforementioned convention. Additionally, Ghost Machine will design one FAN EXPO variant cover for each attended event which will retail exclusively at the FAN EXPO Store.


“We can’t wait to connect with the incredible fans at FAN EXPO. As artists and writers, we spend a lot of solitary hours creating our books, so getting to meet fans in person and seeing their excitement at the work we do is an experience that is not only enthralling, but it pushes us to want to pursue even greater heights as creators. We are so grateful for their enthusiasm and support, and to FAN EXPO HQ for creating an exceptional fan-first type of environment that allows us to get up close with the community ,” said the Ghost Machine creators.


“FAN EXPO connects the world’s best fans with the world’s best creators, so we’re beyond excited to be bringing Ghost Machine’s all star roster to fans across North America in 2024,” said FAN EXPO HQ Vice President, Andrew Moyes. “We’ve been levelling up our comics offerings across the board, with epic exclusives like this that take the fan experience to a whole new level. We’re thrilled Ghost Machine will be a part of that.”


Ghost Machine’s groundbreaking creator collective features a global best-of-class lineup of artists and writers whose award-winning and iconic works include a who’s who of comic book legends such as Batman, Superman, Spider-Man, Aquaman, Stargirl, JSA, The Flash, The Ultimates, Black Lightning, Green Arrow and countless more. In an industry first, all twelve creators jointly own and run the company, sharing in all of Ghost Machine’s publishing, media, merchandising and licensing. Each creator is exclusive to the company for their comic book work after completing projects already committed to.


A two-issue prequel series, GEIGER: GROUND ZERO by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank, published in November and December ahead of Ghost Machine’s much anticipated one-shot coming to stores January 24, 2024: GHOST MACHINE #1, a 64-page special which will introduce its FOUR SHARED UNIVERSES of characters: 1) THE UNNAMED; revealing a mysterious group of genre heroes from across history, featuring characters and titles like Johns and Frank’sGEIGER and JUNKYARD JOE, REDCOAT from Johns and artist Bryan Hitch, and FIRST GHOST, co-written by Johns and Brad Meltzer. A GEIGER series, based on the eponymous hit comic series, is already in development at Paramount TV with director Justin Simien (Dear White People, Haunted Mansion). 2) ROOK: EXODUS; a sprawling sci-fi epic created by Johns and artist Jason Fabok, takes place in the far future, on a planet where every aspect of nature is controlled by technology. 3) The universe of FAMILY ODYSSEYS centering around the time displaced family, THE ROCKETFELLERS from creators Peter J. Tomasi and Frances Manapul, as well HORNSBY & HALO, written by Tomasi and illustrated by Peter Snejbjerg, which follows demon child Rose Hornsby and angel child Zach Halo at the center of a cosmic family swap to keep the peace between Heaven and Hell. And 4)HYDE STREET, an epic horror universe and the name of one of Ghost Machine’s lead series created by Johns and artist Ivan Reis. Ghost Machine will kick off its monthly issues in April 2024 starting with an all-new ongoingGEIGER series, REDCOAT and ROOK: EXODUS. All of Ghost Machine’s titles will be published through Image Comics

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