Monday, April 27, 2009

HEROESCON :: Silver & Bronze Age Greats Join Guest List!

We're starting off the week with a bang--just added to our HeroesCon 09 Guest List is an impressive group of creators from the Silver through the Bronze Ages... and of course they're all still working today! Check it:

NICK CARDY is our best buddy; kind of like the "favorite uncle" of HeroesCon. He's as popular with fellow guests as he is with his many fans, and why not? Nick's career goes all the way back to the beginning of the Silver Age itself, with work on DC titles including Aquaman, Bat Lash, and Fight Comics--and most notably on Teen Titans. Nick's covers and interiors have influenced entire generations of cartoonists, and he's as sweet as pumpkin pie in person!

GARY FRIEDRICH, the creator of Ghost Rider, returns to HeroesCon this year. Besides his work on Ghost Rider, Gary was a Marvel bullpen writer and editor from the mid-60's through 1978, and worked on pretty much everything, including X-Men, Iron Man, Captain America, and Sgt Fury and Nick Fury: Agent of Shield!

Another popular guest at HeroesCon for years and years now is another notable formal Marvel bullpenner--ROY THOMAS was Marvel's first Editor-In-Chief after Smilin' Stan, and had popular runs as writer on books like Avengers and Conan the Barbarian. And besides his Marvel work, he also worked on DC books including All-Star Squadron. These days Roy is writing most of the Marvel Illustrated series of books, as well as editing Alter Ego at TwoMorrows! Note that Roy is only able to attend the convention on Saturday, June 20.

WAYNE VANSANT is probably best known for his work on The Nam, one of the most offbeat and well-loved books of its time. He's also contributed to Dark Horse's Two Fisted Tales and Medal of Honor, as well as Semper Fi.

Last this week is ROD WHIGHAM, whose career began in the 80's on GI Joe. He's also worked on Justice League, Doc Savage, The Shadow, The Punisher, and dozens more!

Okay--more updates on the way. Welcome to the working week!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to a Roy Thomas panel with the legendary creators. Listening to them discuss making the comics I grew up with is always the highlight of the convention for me.