Official Press Release
Members of the DC Comics staff and freelance community are ready to breeze into the Windy City on August 8 for Wizard World Chicago. As always, DC brings a contingent of staff and guests, including:
Lee Bermejo (HELLBLAZER, GLOBAL FREQUENCY, BATMAN/DEATHBLOW: AFTER THE FIRE)
Tim Bruckner (DC Direct)
Geoff Johns (TEEN TITANS, THE FLASH, HAWKMAN, JSA, THE POSSESSED)
Jim Lee (BATMAN, SUPERMAN)
Ed McGuinness (SUPERMAN/BATMAN, THUNDERCATS)
Greg Rucka (ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN, WONDER WOMAN, BATMAN: DEATH AND THE MAIDENS)
Judd Winick (OUTSIDERS, GREEN ARROW)
Members of DC’s editorial staff coming to the show this year include:
VP – Editorial Dan DiDio
WildStorm Editorial Director Jim Lee
Senior Group Editor Mike Carlin
Editorial Art Director Mark Chiarello
Group Editors Eddie Berganza and Scott Dunbier
Senior Editor Peter Tomasi
Coordinating Editor Ivan Cohen
Editors Will Dennis and Matt Idelson
Assistant Editor Mariah Huehner
As always, DC’s Direct Sales staff looks forward to catching up with retailers. The department will be represented by:
VP – Sales & Marketing Bob Wayne
Director – Sales & Marketing Communications Patty Jeres
Manager – Events & Retailer Services Fletcher Chu-Fong
Manager – Marketing Services Matt Keller
Manager – Direct Sales Vince Letterio
Manager – Marketing Communications Adam Philips
Representative, Marketing Publications Dan DiGiacomo
Representatives – Direct Sales Michael Freeman and Stuart Schreck
Other DC personnel on hand include:
Senior VP – Creative Director Richard Bruning
VP – Design & Retail Product Development Georg Brewer
VP – Managing Editor Terri Cunningham
Director – Product Management, DC Direct Syndee Barwick
Director – Editorial Administration Jack Mahan
Senior Art Director – DC Direct Ed Bolkus
Visitors to the DC Comics booth will find a variety of giveaways, including previews of the ELFQUEST: 25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION, the JLA: LIBERTY AND JUSTICE (exclusive Wizard World Chicago edition) and THE SANDMAN: ENDLESS NIGHTS, plus posters, autograph cards, pins, bookmarks, and more!
Please note that these items will be available in limited quantities and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information on Wizard World Chicago, please visit the convention webpage at http://www.wizarduniverse.com/conventions/chicago.cfm.
DC UNVEILS PANELS FOR WIZARD WORLD CHICAGO
In addition to the bringing staff, freelancers and giveaway items to Wizard World Chicago, DC Comics also hosts a number of panels. Find out what’s coming up from the DC Universe, WildStorm, VERTIGO and DC Direct and these panels:
Friday, August 8
VERTIGO TENTH ANNIVERSARY PANEL
From the start, VERTIGO has been at the vanguard of cutting-edge comics and graphic novels for mature readers. Now celebrating its tenth anniversary, VERTIGO looks to the future with exciting new projects from top creators. Learn what’s coming for VERTIGO in this slide presentation moderated by Editor Will Dennis, with writer/artists Phil Jimenez and Jill Thompson and writers Brian Azzarello and Brian K. Vaughan.
SUPERMAN: THE PANEL OF TOMORROW!
Wizard #0 broke big news on the Man of Tomorrow. Now, find out what other exciting surprises are in store for Superman in this panel moderated by Group Editor Eddie Berganza, with Editor Will Dennis, writers Brian Azzarello, Chuck Austen, and Greg Rucka, artist Jim Lee, and others.
Saturday, August 9
THE DC UNIVERSE LOOKS TO THE FUTURE!
Want to know what’s coming for the heroes of the ever-expanding DC Universe? This slide presentation panel is the place to be for the latest news about the World’s Greatest Super-Heroes! Join moderator Bob Wayne, DC’s VP – Sales & Marketing, along with VP – Editorial Dan DiDio, Senior Group Editor Mike Carlin, Editor Matt Idelson, writers Geoff Johns, Greg Rucka, Judd Winick, Mark Waid, Paul Dini, Paul Jenkins, writer/inker Jimmy Palmiotti, and others.
CREATOR’S SPOTLIGHT: ED MCGUINNESS
From MR. MAJESTIC to SUPERMAN to THUNDERCATS, Ed McGuinness has been one of comics’ most powerful pencillers! Now he’s taking the world by storm with SUPERMAN/BATMAN, the new monthly series written by Jeph Loeb. Group Editor Eddie Berganza joins Ed for this interview and Q&A session.
Sunday, August 10
CREATORS’ SPOTLIGHT: GEOFF JOHNS AND JUDD WINICK
Get to know Judd Winick, writer of OUTSIDERS and GREEN ARROW, and Geoff Johns, writer of TEEN TITANS, JSA, HAWKMAN, THE FLASH, and THE POSSESSED, in this special one-on-one interview and Q&A session!
WILDSTORM: COMICS GONE WILD!
They come from California – some of the wildest, most out-there comics in the business! Find out what’s coming up from WildStorm, Eye of the Storm, Cliffhanger, and America’s Best Comics in this slide presentation! Join Editorial Director Jim Lee, Group Editor Scott Dunbier, writers Jimmy Palmiotti, Brian K. Vaughan and Geoff Johns, artists Zander Cannon and Gene Ha, and others.
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