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Jim Lee, renegade Marvel X-Men illustrator, creator of the Wildstorm imprint (WildC.A.T.S. & Gen13), co-creator of the wildly successfull DC Comics' "Hush" & All Star Batman story arcs, and main art director of the new DC Comics/Sony Entertainment massive multiplayer online game (mmo) will be appearing at the Source Comics & Games in Falcon Heights, Minnesota on Saturday August 2nd, 2008 from 1PM to 4PM.

Just three years after beginning his career in 1987, Jim Lee won the prestigious Harvey Award for Best New Talent while working at Marvel Comics on titles like Punisher, and Alpha Flight and recreated and redifined the X-Men franchise for a generation of evolving fans before departing in 1992 to co-found the upstart Image Comics and his own studio, Wildstorm. Through which he helped create hit series including Deathblow, Divine Right, Stormwatch, and the multi-million selling WildC.A.T.s, which spawned an animated series.

In 1999, WildStorm was acquired by DC Comics and Lee became Editorial Director, leading the company to generate exciting new series such as The Authority and returning to pencilling with a triumphant run on Batman.

Currently, Lee is the creative director of DC Comics' WildStorm Studios and the penciller for many of DC Comics' bestselling comic book and graphic novels projects. Lee is one of the most popular illustrators in comics, having won many industry & fan awards and having set several sales records.

Arguably, Jim Lee has to be considered one of the most influential creators in the history of comic books," said Nick Postiglione, co-owner of the Eisner Spirit of Retailing Award winning Source Comics & Games. "In addition, there is little doubt, that quite simply, Jim is the most popular, best selling comic book illustrator/creator on planet Earth today!"

In addition, to help celebrate Jim's rare retail appearance, the Source (one of the largest comic book & games stores in the United States) has many other events planned as well. Including local creator co-appearances, costumed characters, the Bat Mobile, CBLDF Collections (CBLDF.org) free soda, etc.

Jim will be signing, sketching, reviewing portfolios and generally doing what he ultimately does best, keeping comic book fans happy!

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