Official Press Release
On Friday, February 24, the DC Comics staff and freelance community will head to the Jacob Javits Center for the New York Comic-Con.
DC is bringing a number of guests to the convention, including:
Brian Azzarello (100 BULLETS, LOVELESS)
Keith Giffen (52, BLUE BEETLE)
Dean Haspiel (THE QUITTER)
Phil Jimenez (INFINITE CRISIS – Saturday only)
J.G. Jones (52 covers – Saturday only)
Adam Kubert (DC Universe artist)
Andy Kubert (DC Universe artist – Saturday only)
Jim Lee (ALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER)
Brad Meltzer (JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA, IDENTITY CRISIS – Friday and
Douglas Rushkoff (TESTAMENT)
Brian K. Vaughan (EX MACHINA, Y: THE LAST MAN)
Brian Wood (DMZ)
Other DC talent scheduled to be at the show include:
Daniel Acuña (JLA, OUTSIDERS covers)
Neal Adams (GREEN LANTERN, ALL STAR SUPERMAN covers)
Ramon Bachs (DETECTIVE COMICS)
Al Barrionuevo (BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS)
Chris Batista (HAWKMAN, 52)
Philip Bond (THE EXTERMINATORS covers, VIMANARAMA)
Giuseppe Camuncoli (CAPTAIN ATOM: ARMAGEDDON)
Cliff Chiang (CRISIS AFTERMATH: THE SPECTRE)
Ian Churchill (SUPERGIRL)
Becky Cloonan (AMERICAN VIRGIN)
Carlos D’Anda (OUTSIDERS)
Dale Eaglesham (VILLAINS UNITED)
Ale Garza (SKYE RUNNER)
Justin Gray (CRISIS AFTERMATH: THE BATTLE FOR BLUDHAVEN,
Karl Kerschl (ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN)
A.J. Lieberman (BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS)
José Luis García-López (JLA CLASSIFIED)
Ron Marz (ION)
Tara McPherson (THE WITCHING covers)
Rags Morales (IDENTITY CRISIS, JSA WONDER WOMAN)
Mike Norton (TEEN TITANS GO!)
Jerry Ordway (INFINITE CRISIS, TOP 10: BEYOND THE FARTHEST
Howard Porter (THE FLASH, JONNY QUEST)
Jesus Saiz (CHECKMATE, THE OMAC PROJECT)
Damion Scott (ROBIN, SOLO)
Cameron Stewart (SEVEN SOLDIERS: THE GUARDIAN, SEAGUY)
J. Torres (TEEN TITANS GO!)
Dexter Vines (SUPERMAN/BATMAN)
Scott Williams (ALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER)
Led by Paul Levitz, President & Publisher, DC will have numerous staffers in attendance. DC’s New York Editorial offices will have a full contingent of personnel at the booth. The DCU will be represented by Dan DiDio, Senior VP – Executive Editor, Mike Carlin, Senior Group Editor, Eddie Berganza and Bob Schreck, Group Editors, Joey Cavalieri, Matt Idelson and Peter Tomasi, Senior Editors, Joan Hilty and Stephen Wacker, Editors, and Ivan Cohen, Coordinating Editor, as well as the group’s Associate and Assistant Editors. Karen Berger, VP – Executive Editor, Vertigo, will be there, as well as Shelly Bond, Group Editor, Will Dennis and Jonathan Vankin, Editors, and the Vertigo Associate and Assistant Editors.
Georg Brewer, VP – Design & DC Direct Creative and Jim Fletcher, Senior Art Director, DC Direct, will be at the convention on behalf of DC Direct.
The Sales & Marketing department will be on hand as well, including Stephanie Fierman, Senior VP – Sales & Marketing, John Cunningham, VP – Marketing, Bob Wayne, VP – Sales, Rich Johnson, VP – Book Trade Sales, David Hyde, Director of Publicity, Fletcher Chu-Fong, Manager – Events & Retailer Services, Matt Keller, Manager – Marketing, Vince Letterio, Manager – Direct Sales, Adam Philips, Manager – Marketing Communications, Alex Segura, Publicity Manager, Stuart Schreck, Administrator – Direct Sales, Dan DiGiacomo, Representative – Marketing Publications, Michael Freeman, Representative – Direct Sales, Sierra Hahn, Publicity Coordinator, and Jenna Sices, Coordinator – Book Trade Sales.
Also at the convention will be Patrick Caldon, Executive VP – Finance & Operations, Richard Bruning, Senior VP – Creative Director, Paula Lowitt, Senior VP – Legal & Business Affairs, Terri Cunningham, VP – Managing Editor, and Jack Mahan, Executive Director – Editorial Administration.
DC will host several panels at the con, including:
Vertigo: Sharper Than Ever
Friday, Feb. 24, 5 – 6pm
With the success of the movie Constantine and top sellers THE QUITTER, WE3, FABLES and Y: THE LAST MAN, Vertigo had an awesome ’05. When Karen Berger, VP-Executive Editor Vertigo, is joined by Brian Azzarello (100 BULLETS, LOVELESS), Dean Haspiel (AMERICAN SPLENDOR, THE QUITTER), Douglas Rushkoff (TESTAMENT), Brian K. Vaughan (Y: THE LAST MAN) and Brian Wood (DMZ) to reveal what ’06 has in-store from DC’s mature titles imprint, you’ll be astounded and amazed!
Crisis Counseling: 52 Pick-Up
Saturday, Feb. 25, 12 – 1pm
Dan DiDio, Senior VP-Executive Editor DCU, returns to counsel the convention circuit in 2006. Dan is joined by superstar artist Phil Jimenez (INFINITE CRISIS, DC SPECIAL: THE RETURN OF DONNA TROY), Keith Giffen (52, BLUE BEETLE) and 52 cover artist extraordinaire J.G. Jones! You’ve got questions – we’ve got answers!
DCU: Better Than Ever!
Saturday, Feb. 25, 2:30 – 4 p
Join Dan DiDio, Senior VP-Executive Editor DCU, when he is joined by writers Brad Meltzer (JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA, IDENTITY CRISIS), Paul Levitz (JSA) and Keith Giffen (52, BLUE BEETLE), and artists Adam Kubert (DC Universe artist) and Andy Kubert (DC Universe artist) for a panel that’s not to be missed. Catch up on the secrets of 52, the outcome of INFINITE CRISIS, who’s who One Year Later and more!
WildStorm: A Universe Reborn
Sunday, Feb. 26, 12 – 1pm
With so much exciting news coming out of DC’s Californian cousin you won’t want to miss Editorial Director Jim Lee (WILDCATS) when he is joined by superstar writer Brian K. Vaughan (EX MACHINA) to map the changes to the WildStorm Universe!
For more information on the New York Comic-Con, visit their website at www.nycomicon.com.
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