You know how we've been talking about big announcements that were coming up? Well is this one big enough for you?
Brand new to the HeroesCon 08 Guest List are Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting, who both have had long and prolific careers in comics, but are probably best known recently as the team that killed Captain America. But leave us not pigeonhole these twin titans--Eisner Award winning Ed has got the Midas touch lately, with runs on acclaimed books like Gotham Central and Daredevil, not to mention co-writing Iron Fist and the upcoming Uncanny X-Men with fellow guest Matt Fraction. And of course, there's Captain America, if you want to count a little ole book like that.
While Ed's making his first appearance at HeroesCon this year, Steve Epting is an old buddy of Shelton's, although it's been a few years since we've been fortunate enough to have him on our guest list. While Steve's an "artist's artist", he was most closely identified with a long run on The Avengers before working on Captain America. He also was the artist behind El Cazador, for now-defunct CrossGen. Steve will be appearing Friday and Saturday only.
This is hugely exciting for us, getting these guys on our list--we've been working on it for months, making sure schedules worked out, doing a lot of rain dances, etc.--and it's finally paid off. And there's still MORE big news on the way, but that's enough for a Thursday morning. I'll let you chew on that for awhile.