Official Press Release
On July 25, members of the DC Comics staff and freelance community will be on hand for Comic-Con International: San Diego. As always, DC Comics has guests, giveaways and panels at the convention.
Guests of DC Comics scheduled to be at the convention include:
- Jason Aaron (SCALPED, THE OTHER SIDE)
- Brian Azzarello (100 BULLETS, LOVELESS, TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED)
- Tony Bedard (COUNTDOWN, BIRDS OF PREY)
- Adam Beechen (COUNTDOWN, ROBIN, TEEN TITANS)
- Mark Buckingham (FABLES)
- Cecil Castellucci (THE PLAIN JANES)
- Paul Dini (DETECTIVE COMICS, COUNTDOWN)
- Joshua Dysart (SWAMP THING)
- Christos N. Gage (STORMWATCH PHD)
- Justin Gray (COUNTDOWN, UNCLE SAM AND THE FREEDOM FIGHTERS, JONAH HEX)
- J.G. Jones (52)
- Jim Lee (ALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER)
- Sean McKeever (COUNTDOWN, TEEN TITANS)
- Jesus Merino (SUPERMAN)
- Grant Morrison (52, ALL STAR SUPERMAN, BATMAN)
- Carlos Pacheco (SUPERMAN)
- Karen Palinko (DC Direct sculptor)
- Jimmy Palmiotti (COUNTDOWN, UNCLE SAM AND THE FREEDOM FIGHTERS, JONAH HEX)
- Ivan Reis (GREEN LANTERN)
- Jim Rugg (THE PLAIN JANES)
- Gail Simone (BIRDS OF PREY, GEN13, WELCOME TO TRANQUILITY)
- Bill Willingham (FABLES, JACK OF FABLES, SHADOWPACT)
- Brian Wood (DMZ, NORTHLANDERS)
Many other members of DC’s freelance community are scheduled to be at the convention, including:
- Daniel Acuña (GREEN LANTERN, UNCLE SAM AND THE FREEDOM FIGHTERS)
- Aaron Alexovich (CONFESSIONS OF A BLABBERMOUTH, KIMMIE66)
- Brent Anderson (ASTRO CITY)
- Marc Andreyko (MANHUNTER, FRIDAY THE 13TH)
- Eddy Barrows (COUNTDOWN TO ADVENTURE, THE ALL-NEW ATOM)
- Chris Batista (52, JLA)
- Joe Benitez (JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA)
- Ryan Benjamin (GRIFTER/MIDNIGHTER)
- Joe Bennett (ALL-FLASH, 52, BIRDS OF PREY, CHECKMATE)
- Marc Bernardin (THE HIGHWAYMEN)
- Jim Calafiore (COUNTDOWN)
- Ross Campbell (WATER BABY)
- Mike Carey (RE-GIFTERS, CONFESSIONS OF A BLABBERMOUTH, CROSSING MIDNIGHT)
- Cliff Chiang (TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED)
- Matthew Clark (OUTSIDERS)
- Amanda Conner (GREEN ARROW/BLACK CANARY WEDDING SPECIAL)
- Darwyn Cooke (THE SPIRIT, SUPERMAN CONFIDENTIAL)
- Carlos D’Anda (JLA CLASSIFIED, DEATHBLOW)
- Shane Davis (SUPERMAN/BATMAN, MYSTERY IN SPACE)
- Manuel Garcia (COUNTDOWN)
- Alé Garza (TEEN TITANS)
- Randy Green (TEEN TITANS)
- Sanford Greene (WONDER GIRL, LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES IN THE 31ST CENTURY)
- Renato Guedes (ACTION COMICS, SUPERGIRL)
- Gene Ha (JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA, TOP 10)
- Jesse Hamm (GOOD AS LILY)
- Cully Hamner (BLUE BEETLE)
- Scott Hampton (SIMON DARK, BATMAN: GOTHAM COUNTY LINE)
- Marc Hempel (RE-GIFTERS)
- Adam Hughes (CATWOMAN covers)
- Phil Jimenez (INFINITE CRISIS)
- Geoff Johns (GREEN LANTERN, BOOSTER GOLD, INFINITE CRISIS)
- Peter Johnson (SUPERNATURAL: ORIGINS)
- Christopher Jones (BATMAN STRIKES)
- Dan Jurgens (BOOSTER GOLD, COUNTDOWN)
- Don Kramer (DETECTIVE COMICS)
- David Lapham (SILVERFISH)
- Sonny Liew (RE-GIFTERS)
- John Lucas (THE EXTERMINATORS)
- Dwayne McDuffie (JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA, JLA: THE WEDDING SPECIAL)
- Mike McKone (TEEN TITANS, STORMWATCH PHD covers)
- Shawn McManus (AQUAMAN: SWORD OF ATLANTIS)
- Joshua Middleton (OUTSIDERS: METAMORPHO/AQUAMAN, AMERICAN VIRGIN covers)
- Todd Nauck (TEEN TITANS GO!, 52)
- Dustin Nguyen (SUPERMAN/BATMAN)
- Mike Norton (THE ALL-NEW ATOM)
- Simon Oliver (THE EXTERMINATORS)
- M.K. Perker (CAIRO)
- Paul Pope (BATMAN: YEAR 100)
- Whilce Portacio (BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL, WETWORKS)
- Greg Rucka (52, CHECKMATE)
- Tim Sale (SUPERMAN CONFIDENTIAL, BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN)
- Ethan Van Sciver (GREEN LANTERN: SINESTRO CORPS SPECIAL)
- Scott Shaw (CAPTAIN CARROT AND THE LAST ARC)
- Mark Verheiden (SUPERMAN/BATMAN)
- Matt Wagner (BATMAN AND THE MONSTER MEN)
- Brad Walker (ACTION COMICS)
- Freddie E. Williams II (ROBIN, OUTSIDERS: NIGHTWING/BOOMERANG)
- J.H. Williams III (DETECTIVE COMICS, CROSSING MIDNIGHT covers)
- G. Willow Wilson (CAIRO)
Led by DC Comics President & Publisher Paul Levitz, DC Comics will be in San Diego in force, with staff members from across the company.
Editors attending the convention include Senior VP – Executive Editor, DCU Dan DiDio, Senior VP – Executive Editor Karen Berger, Executive Editor, WildStorm Scott Dunbier, Senior Group Editor Mike Carlin, Group Editors Eddie Berganza, Shelly Bond and Bob Schreck, Senior Editors Joey Cavalieri, Matt Idelson and Mike Marts, Editors Ben Abernathy, Will Dennis, Joan Hilty, Scott Peterson, Mike Siglain and Jonathan Vankin, Editorial Art Director Mark Chiarello and DCU Coordinating Editor Jann Jones. WildStorm VP – General Manager Hank Kanalz will be at the show, as will Managa Editor Jim Chadwick and Director of Manga Asako Suzuki.
DC Direct staffers scheduled to be in San Diego include VP – Design & DC Direct Creative Georg Brewer, VP – Business Development, DC Direct Jeff Trojan, Director – Product Management, DC Direct Syndee Barwick, Art Directors Evan Metcalf and Shawn Knapp and Account Manager Steven Schweiger.
From the Licensing Department, look for Senior VP – Brand Management Cheryl Rubin, Executive Creative Director David Erwin, Manager – Licensing Kevin Kiniry and Assistant Art Director Sonia Choi.
Senior VP – Creative Director Richard Bruning will be at the con on behalf of DC’s Creative Services Department, as will Director – Creative Services Ron Perazza, Manager – DC Online Dave McCullough and Online Editor Kwanzaa Johnson.
DC’s Legal Department will be represented by Senior VP – Business & Legal Affairs Paula Lowitt and Deputy General Counsels Jay Kogan and Rich Palermo.
VP – Managing Editor Terri Cunningham will be at the convention from Editorial Adminstration, along with Executive Director – Editorial Adminstration Jack Mahan, Manager – Editorial Contract Administration Larry Ganem, Editorial Scheduling Adminstrator Paul Moore and Editorial Administration Operations Coordinator Chris Conroy.
VP – Business Development John Nee will be at the convention, as will Director – Business Development Andrea Shochet. Group Editor – Licensed Publishing Steve Korté will be there as well, along with Senior Editor, MAD Jonathan Bresman.
Also scheduled to be at the show are Senior VP – Creative Affairs Gregory Noveck, Creative Associate – Creative Affairs Ivan Cohen and Executive Assistant Will Hackner.
From DC’s Ad Sales Department, VP – Advertising Sales & Custom Publishing MaryEllen McLaughlin will be in attendance, as will National Sales Director – Advertising Joanna Harp and Regional Sales Managers, Advertising and Publishing Kris Longo, and Matt Moore.
The Sales & Marketing department will be on hand as well, including VP – Marketing John Cunningham, VP – Sales Bob Wayne, VP – Book Trade Sales Sue Pohja, Director – Marketing Gayley Carillo, Publicity Director David Hyde, Manager – Events & Retailer Services Fletcher Chu-Fong, Manager – Marketing Services Matt Keller, Manager – Direct Sales Vince Letterio, Publicity Manager Alex Segura, Manager – Book Trade Sales Alicia Wilson, Account Executive – Book Trade Sales Rachel Henderson, Administrator – Direct Sales Stuart Schreck, Representative – Marketing Publications Dan DiGiacomo, Representive – Direct Sales Joe Hughes, Representative Events & Retailer Services Rex Ogle and Publicity Coordinator Austin Trunick.
Watch for an annnouncement of DC’s panels and giveaways coming soon. Please note that this information is subject to change. For more information on the convention, visit www.comic-con.org .