Official Press Release
MIKE PLOOG was the artist for some of MARVEL COMICS most popular horror comics of the 1970’s, drawing the first appearances of GHOST RIDER and WEREWOLF BY NIGHT in MARVEL SPOTLIGHT No. 2 and 5, as well as their regular series, and such titles as THE MONSTER OF FRANKENSTEIN, MAN-THING, KULL THE DESTROYER, and PLANET OF THE APES. MIKE is also known for his design and storyboard work for such films as JOHN CARPENTER’S THE THING, JIM HENSON’s DARK CRYSTAL and LABYRINTH, RALPH BAKSHI’S THE LORD OF THE RINGS,GHOSTBUSTERS, SHREK, DISNEY’S BLACK CAULDRON and RETURN TO OZ, and X-MEN. MIKE will be making a very rare personal appearance with Writer J.M. DEMATTEIS (JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) to sign their new fantasy book series, ABADAZAD, as well as Comic Books at the LOS ANGELES COMIC BOOK AND SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION on SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2007.
Also appearing will be ALFRED GOUGH and MILES MILLAR, the creators/writers of one of the CW’s most popular Television shows, SMALLVILLE. ALFRED and MILES will appear on stage to speak on the new season. STAR WARS Actors RAY PARK (Darth Maul), DANIEL LOGAN (Boba Fett) and BONNIE PIESSE (young Aunt Beru), and some of the stars of the new film, THE HILLS HAVE EYES 2 will also appear. Free Movie Button from Frank Miller’s 300, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES MOVIE COMIC BOOK and MINI-POSTER, and SMALLVILLE POSTER while supplies last. The COMIC BOOK AND SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION also features a great DEALERS ROOM Full of Old and New Comics, Toys, Action Figures, Hot Wheels, Trading Cards, Movie Memorabilia, Anime, and many more collectibles. For more information check www.comicbookscifi.com.