The Biggest Comic Creators are Coming to FAN EXPO Chicago to Celebrate 50 Years

Brian Michael Bendis, Geoff Johns, Joe Quezada, Greg Capullo, Mark Silvestri, Kevin Smith, Leinil Francis Yu, Jorge Molina Among Superstar Artists and Writers at Donald E. Stephens Convention Center July 7-10, Helping Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of ‘72 Chicago Comic Con

ROSEMONT, Ill., April 20, 2022—When a reported 2,000 or so fans gathered for the Nostalgia ‘72 event, later known as Chicago Comic Con and eventually Wizard World Chicago, and now FAN EXPO Chicago, comics and creators were the highlight. In honor of the 50th anniversary, and in connection with FAN EXPO HQ’s ongoing commitment to bringing comics back to “comic con,” FAN EXPO HQ will feature the greatest creator guest list ever to attend this storied event. Among the superstars attending FAN EXPO Chicago, July 7-10 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center are legends Brian Michael Bendis (writer, creator of “Naomi”), Geoff Johns (writer, creator of “Stargirl”), Joe Quezada (CCO, Marvel Entertainment) Greg Capullo (“Batman”), Mark Silvestri (celebrating 30 years of Image Comics), Kevin Smith (“Daredevil”), Leinil Francis Yu (“X-Men”),Jorge Molina (“Batman”) and dozens of others… and this is just the beginning.

The roster of creators represents dozens of comics franchises across many genres and decades, further connecting to that first Chicago event and the many that followed that have attracted hundreds of thousands of fans over that span. Other featured and special guests include Zeb Wells (“Amazing Spider-Man”), Jock (“Batman: One Dark Knight”), Steve McNiven (“Star Wars”), Jose Luis Garcia Lopez (legendary artist, “Batman vs Hulk”), Dike Ruan (“Shang-Chi”), Michael Golden (legendary artist, “Batman,” “Daredevil”), David Mack (“Kabuki,” “Jessica Jones”, Ben Templesmith (“Wormwood,” “30 Days of Night” and Tony Harris (“Starman,” Ex Machina”). See the full creator list and keep an eye out for more additions at

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