The Comic Con in San Diego has become the spot to be in summer. And it ain’t just comics anymore. It’s toys, video games and movie stars! Last year saw the likes of such A-listers as Angelina Jolie and Will Farrell spending time with the sci-fi, action-adventure and fantasy loving attendees. The Comic Con sells out quick, like really quick. And tickets were to be available for sale on Monday November 1st, but due to some wacky technique issue, the ticket sales have been halted until future notice. So what’s the big deal? Who will be showing up for the 2011 Comic Con happening July 20th to the 24th? Here who has already signed on!
Be warned the ones that have already cleared their calendars nine months in advance for the Comic Con are pretty much, if not all, comic book people. But that makes sense since it is still a comic convention at heart. See who’s coming below (from Comic Con’s Site).
Spanish comics artist known in the U.S. for the hardboiled Torpedo series and for DC’s Jonah Hex
Author, Mercy Thompson and Alpha and Omega series
Award-winning cover artist for Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Runaways
British writer/artist on such titles as Captain Britain, Excalibur and JLA: The Nail; currently artist on Avengers Prime
Artist known for Cyberforce, Avengers, New Avengers, and Brightest Day covers; he’s now writing and drawing Batman: The Dark Knight
British artist on the classic Watchmen comics series, and Give Me Liberty/Martha Washington; writer/artist, The Originals graphic novel
Author, Rachel Morgan, Madison Avery series
Writer, Fantastic Four, Secret Warriors, and S.H.I.E.L.D.
Long-time British artist on 2000 AD titles; colorist on the classic Watchmen comics series
Crime/horror novelist, Hank Thompson series, Joe Pitt Casebooks; comic book writer, Wolverine: The Best There Is, Moon Knight
Artist (Marvel, Image, Devils Due, Disney), whose latest work includes Supergirl
Writer, Graphic Story Magazine, highly influential fanzine of the 1960s; coined the term “graphic novel” in 1964
Co-author (with Kevin J. Anderson), Star Wars Young Jedi Knights series, Crystal Doors series; author, Buffy novels
Author, humorous vampire novels, including Bite Me: A Love Story, You Suck: A Love Story, Bloodsucking Fiends: A Love Story, etc.
Historian of comics fandom; books include The Golden Age of Comics Fandom, biographies of Joe Kubert and Otto Binder, etc.
Pioneering underground cartoonist (as “Foolbert Sturgeon”), artist on many of Harvey Pekar’s American Splendor stories as well as the graphic novel Our Cancer Year
Cartoonist with two ongoing syndicated strips: Lio and Heart of the City
One of the first fans to become a pro: published early 1960s fanzine Alter Ego, went on to be editor-in-chief at Marvel and write titles such as Conan; currently editing revived Alter Ego magazine
Editor of Comics Buyers Guide; co-creator of Comic Art, one of the earliest comics fanzines in 1961
Author, Uglies, Midnighters series