Official Press Release
John Romita Jr. will join his father, John Romita Sr. and fellow Marvel legend Dick Ayers at the ACTOR booth at the Baltimore Comic-Con, September 9-10, 2006, at the Baltimore Convention Center. The artist has had a number of popular stints on Amazing Spider-Man, Thor, Daredevil, Uncanny X-Men, and recently Black Panther and Wolverine. His next project for release will be The Eternals, which will be written by Neil Gaiman and released by Marvel Comics.
In this rare joint appearance, father and son will be signing at the ACTOR booth to help raise funds for the charitable organization. ACTOR (A Commitment To Our Roots) raises funds for older comic creators facing financial challenges, particularly those related to health concerns.
"John Romita Jr. has consistently been one of our most requested guests," said the show's promoter, Marc Nathan. "We're excited to finally have him on board, particularly since he's joining his father at the show. We always like to think we're providing a family-friendly environment. Now we have proof!"
The Harvey Awards announced in November 2005 that they were moving to the Baltimore Comic-Con effective with this year's show. Other service organizations, publishers and manufacturers setting up at the show thus far include DC Comics, Image Comics, ACTOR, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF), Gemstone Publishing, and Century Comics.
Other creators scheduled to attend include Marvel Comics legend Dick Ayers (courtesy of ACTOR), Kyle Baker (Why I Hate Saturn, Plastic Man), Kurt Busiek (Astro City, Superman) Howard Chaykin (Hawkgirl, The Shadow, American Flagg!), Frank Cho (New Avengers, Liberty Meadows), Steve Conley (Astounding Space Thrills, The Escapist), Amanda Conner (JSA Classified), Rich Faber (Roboy Red), John Gallagher (Buzzboy, More Fund Comics), Jimmy Gownley (Amelia Rules!), Cully Hamner (Blue Beetle, Batman: Tenses), Dean Haspiel (Quitter, Opposable Thumbs), Marc Hempel (Sandman: The Kindly Ones, MAD), Michael Avon Oeming (Powers, Ares, What If?), Jimmy Palmiotti (Jonah Hex, JSA Classified), George Pérez (JSA, JLA/Avengers), Brandon Peterson (X-Men, Strange), Paul Pope (THB, Batman: Year One Hundred), Eric Powell (The Goon, Marvel Monsters), Amazing Spider-Man legendary artist John Romita, Sr. (courtesy of ACTOR), Brian Stelfreeze (Matador), Robert Tinnell (The Black Forest, The Living and The Dead), Tim Truman (Grimjack, Conan) Billy Tucci (Shi), Neil Vokes (The Wicked West, The Black Forest), Matt Wagner (Grendel, Batman), Mark Waid (DC's 52, Superman: Birthright, Legion of Super-Heroes), Mark Wheatley (Mars, Frankenstein Mobster), Bill Willingham (Fables) and Marv Wolfman (New Teen Titans, Crisis on Infinite Earths).
For more information about the Baltimore Comic-Con, visit www.comicon.com/baltimore.
For more information about ACTOR, visit www.actorcomicfund.org.
For more information about the Harvey Awards, visit www.harveyawards.org.