Baltimore Comic-Con Welcomes Writing Superstars in 2019

Baltimore Comic-Con returns to the Baltimore Convention Center on October 18-20, 2019 in the beautiful Inner Harbor. The Baltimore Comic-Con is pleased to announce all-star comics writers Brian Azzarello, Amy […]

Baltimore Comic-Con returns to the Baltimore Convention Center on October 18-20, 2019 in the beautiful Inner Harbor. The Baltimore Comic-Con is pleased to announce all-star comics writers Brian Azzarello, Amy Chu, Greg Pak, and Robert Venditti as 2019 guests.

Brian Azzarello has been writing comics professionally since the mid-1990s. He is the author of Spaceman, Batman: Broken City, and came to prominence with the Harvey and Eisner Award-winning hard-boiled crime series 100 Bullets, published by DC Comics’ mature-audience imprint Vertigo. The New York Times best-selling author’s other work for includes Wednesday Comics, Hellblazer, Loveless, Superman: For Tomorrow, Joker, Luthor, Before Watchmen: Rorschach, Before Watchmen: Comedian, Sgt. Rock: Between Hell and a Hard Place, DKIII: The Master Race, and Wonder Woman at DC Comics, as well as Startling Stories: Banner, Cage, and Spider-Man’s Tangled Web at Marvel.

Amy Chu writes comics like Green Hornet, Dejah Thoris, and Red Sonja for Dynamite Entertainment. She has also written Catalyst Prime SUMMIT for Lion Forge, KISS comics, including KISS: The End, at Dynamite Entertainment, a Poison Ivy mini-series and Wonder Woman stories for DC Comics, and Emma Frost, Deadpool, and Ant-Man stories for Marvel Comics. Amy is a co-founder of Alpha Girl Comics, which published Girls Night Out and other titles. She is a frequent comic-con speaker and moderator, and you’ll likely find her doing so in Baltimore too. Amy is a coffee guzzler, a Lego hoarder, and a whiskey drinker.
Mech Cadet Yu by Greg Pak

Greg Pak has written over 475 comic books, including storylines like Planet Hulk (which inspired parts of the Thor: Ragnarok feature film), Mech Cadet Yu (which won the 2018 Mike Wieringo Spirit Award), and Action Comics. Pak’s children’s books include The Princess Who Saved Herself, The Princess Who Saved Her Friends, and ABC Disgusting. Pak is currently writing Ronin Island, James Bond 007, Star Wars, Firefly, and New Agents of Atlas. He co-wrote Make Comics Like the Pros with Fred Van Lente and recently launched a Patreon filled with tips for writing comics at patreon.com/gregpak.

Robert Venditti is a New York Times best-selling author whose characters and concepts have been adapted to film and television. He has written the monthly comic book series X-O Manowar for Valiant, Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps, Green Lantern, and The Flash for DC Comics, and the children’s novel series Miles Taylor and the Golden Cape for Simon & Schuster. His current projects include Hawkman, Freedom Fighters, and the Vertigo graphic novel Six Days.

Tickets that are now on sale include: 

  • Weekend
  • Friday only
  • Saturday only
  • Sunday only
  • VIP*

As always, children 10 and under are free with a paid adult admission!

“This amazing group of talent creates comic book history” said Marc Nathan, show promoter for the Baltimore Comic-Con. “These are the folks that are making the stories today that we’ll be talking about for years. Future generations of comics creators will have a rich tapestry of lore and legends on which to build thanks to these people, and we get to host them at our show. Exciting stuff that our fans won’t want to miss!”
Visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com/tickets/ for more information and to purchase your advanced tickets!
In addition to on-site CGC grading, this year’s confirmed guests for the show include: Neal Adams (Detective Comics), Arantza (fantasy artist), Brian Azzarello (Batman: Damned), Marty Baumann (Disney/Pixar), Mark Buckingham (Justice League Dark), Richard Case (Doom Patrol), Castillo Studios, Howard Chaykin (Hey Kids! Comics!), Frank Cho (Harley Quinn), Amy Chu (KISS: The End), Steve Conley (The Middle Age), Katie Cook (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic), Kristina Deak-Linsner (Vampirella: Roses for the Dead), Ramona Fradon (The Mike Wieringo Tellos Tribute), Julie Fujii Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo: The Hidden), Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (DC Nation), Juanjo Guarnido (Blacksad),  Bob Hall (West Coast Avengers), Cully Hamner (Batman Beyond), Greg Hildebrandt (Old Man Logan), Adam Hughes (Superman), Klaus Janson (New Challengers), Matt Kindt (X-O Manowar), Sharlene Kindt (Dept. H), Tom King (Batman), Greg Land (Hulkverines, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Jeff Lemire (Black Hammer), Joe Linsner (Red Sonja), Ron Marz (Turok), John McCrea (Hitman, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Carla Speed McNeil (Twisted Romance), Pop Mhan (Raven, Daughter of Darkness), Mark Morales (Justice League), Kevin Nowlan (Black Widow, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Greg Pak (Star Wars), Mike Perkins (Swamp Thing), David Petersen (Mouse Guard), Afua Richardson (Run), Rafer Roberts (Grumble), Andy Runton (Owly), Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo), Bob Schreck (Batman: Hush), Erica Schultz (Xena: Warrior Princess), Bart Sears (Turok), Louise Simonson (Death of Superman), Walter Simonson (Ragnarok), Andy Smith (Demi-God), Allison Sohn (The Art of Red Sonja, Volume 2), Brian Stelfreeze (Rise of the Black Panther), William Stout (Fantastic Worlds – The Art of William Stout), Ty Templeton (Marvel Super-Hero Adventures, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Billy Tucci (Shi), Robert Venditti (Hawkman), Mark Waid (Avengers: No Road Home), Adam Warren (Empowered And Sistah Spooky’s High School Hell), Lee Weeks (Batman), John Workman (Riverdale), and Kelly Yates (Torchwood).

In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, the Ringo Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our websiteTwitterInstagram, and Facebook pages, and follow us on Snapchat.

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