Planet Comicon 2014 Event: DC Universe: Best of the Best

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Sunday, March 16th
11:00 – 11:50 AM

A celebration of the best of DC Comics through the years, from the Golden Age to today. Join leading creators for a discussion of the DC Comics that inspired them! Moderated by long-time DC editor and writer Paul Kupperberg. - ROOM 2502 (Lower level)

Planet Comicon 2014 Guest: Phil Hester

4.28.12PhilHesterComic book artist and writer Phil Hester’s credits include quite a variety of subjects, as well as talents.  He has penciled comics including Swamp Thing, Brave New World, Flinch, Ultimate Marvel Team-Up, Clerks: The Lost Scene, The Crow: Waking Nightmares, The Wretch, Aliens: Purge, and Green Arrow.

50392_20060710144325_largeDuring his run on Green Arrow, he created the characters Mia Dearden and Onomatopoeia with writer Kevin Smith as well as Constantine Drakon with writer Judd Winick.  Hester co-created Uncle Slam and Firedog with his Green Arrow collaborator, artist Ande Parks.

98090_20070703210754_largePhil worked with Robert Kirkman on Marvel’s  Irredeemable Ant-Man and has written The Black Terror for Dynamite Entertainment, based on plot ideas by Alex Ross, as part of the Project Superpowers Universe.233272_20110827005004_large He also wrote DC’s Wonder Woman, based on the notes and outline by J. Michael Straczynski, after Straczynski left the title.

Phil is now writing on projects with Image Comics, Invincible Universe, and IDW’s T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents and penciling DC Comics’  Adventures Of Superman.

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Planet Comicon 2014 Guest: Rob Davis

Rob_DavisRob Davis has penciled books from Malibu, Marvel, DC, and others and is ds9-Maquisbest known for his work on the Star Trek books from Malibu and DC Comics working on Star Trek, Star Trek The Next Generation, and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

Currently Rob is the Art Director, Designer, Illustrator for New Pulp Publisher Airship 27 and self-publisher of comics via his Redbud Studio ComicsRobyn51wftt4XoDL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_ imprint. Rob will have copies of his latest Graphic Novel works: ROBYN OF SHERWOOD with writer Paul Storrie, and DAUGHTER OF DRACULA with writer Ron Fortier at this year’s Planet Comicon.

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are available online through February 28, 2014.

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Planet Comicon 2014 Guest: Tim Sale

1332111633-490px-10.15.11timsalebyluiginoviTim Sale wHulk_by_Tim_Sale_by_whoisricoas born in Ithaca, NY on May 1st 1956. Tim moved to Seattle WA shortly thereafter. Tim was educated at the University of Washington and then the John Buscema Workshop and SVA in NY.

Capt-America-ColorTim is also known for his partnership with Jeff Loeb which has continued not just across publishers, but into other media as well. In addition to his ongoing work in comics, Sale was also artistic consultant on the Jeph Loeb-produced Heroes, T.V. show.

Tim has won awards for titles such as Batman: The Long Halloween, Superman for all Seasons as well as Spider-man Blue. Tim is currently working on finishing Captain America White.

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 Planet Comicon 2013 Creator Guests of Honor

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Planet Comicon 2014 Guest: Greg Rucka

75260010  The-Punisher_3-674x1024Greg Rucka is the author of twenty novels, the latest of which, BRAVO, will be released this July, as well as more comic books than any sane person can count. In addition to critically acclaimed runs on such mainstream titles as Detective Comics, Wonder Woman, The Punisher, and Wolverine, he’s the creator of several series, including Queen & Country, Whiteout (with Steve Lieber), and Stumptown (with Matthew Southworth).  

photo-little He currently writes the webcomic Lady Sabre & The Pirates of theimages Ineffable Aether, drawn by fellow guest Rick Burchett, and the comic Lazarus, from Image Comics, with co-creator Michael Lark.

 

 

Planet Comicon 2013 Creator Guests of Honor

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Planet Comicon 2014 Guest: Neal Adams

Green_lantern_76 2934857-neal_adams Commercial artist, cartoonist, and, of course, comic book artist Neal Adams is returning to Kansas City for Planet Comicon 2014!  Known for helping to create some of the definitive modern imagery of characters such as Superman, Batman, and Green Arrow, and groups such as The Avengers and The X-Men.  Neal is the co-founder of the graphic design studio Continuity Associates, and as a creators-rights advocate Neal helped secure a pension and recognition for Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.

Neal was inducted into the Eisner Award’s Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 1998, and the Harvey Awards’ Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1999.

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Planet Comicon 2013 Creator Guests of Honor

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Planet Comicon 2014 Guest: James Robinson

Publicity PhotosmJames Robinson was born in the United Kingdom, but has lived in the U.S. since 1989 where he began working in comics initially for DC and Dark Horse Comics.  Among his more known and regarded works are Grendel Tales: Four Devils, One Hell, sundry Legends of the Dark Knight arcs, Superman, Justice League of America and Earth 2.  He is perhaps most well known for his award winning runs on both Starman and Leave It To Chance.

fantastic-four-james-robinson-195x300All-New-Invaders-1-Cover-fd090After a long working relationship with DC Comics, James made the switch to Marvel Comics where he is having a blast writing both the Invaders and the Fantastic Four.  He also has multiple creator-owned series out or forthcoming, including The Saviors and Airboy for Image Comics and Grand Passion at Dynamite comics.

James resides in San Francisco with his dog Rex.

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Planet Comicon 2013 Creator Guests of Honor

Advance tickets
are available online through February 28, 2014.

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Planet Comicon 2014 Guest: Matt Kindt

mbrittany_kindt_interview_5imagesComic book writer/artist Matt Kindt is the New York Times best-selling and Harvey Award–winning writer and artist of the comics and graphic novels MIND MGMT, Red Handed, Revolver, 3 Story, Super Spy, 2 Sisters, and Pistolwhip.

Matt has also been working with DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Valiant, and is working on Star Wars: Rebel Heist for Dark Horse.

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Planet Comicon 2013 Creator Guests of Honor

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Planet Comicon 2014 Guest: Rick Burchett

Artist Rick Burchett’sday1_rickburchett early comic book work started at First Comics, Pacific Comics, Capital Comics, and AC Comics; on titles including E-Man, American Flagg!, and The Phantom.

Rick m254238_20120725175859_largeoved on to DC Comics.  His first work for the company was on Blackhawk, followed by titles like Batman, The Flash, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Justice League, and Green Lantern.

51276_20060714100049_largephoto-littleRick received the Eisner Award in 1996 with Paul Dini and Ty Templeton for his work on The Batman and Robin Adventures. He shared the Eisner Award again in 1999, with Templeton and Terry Beatty, for his work on Batman: The Gotham Adventures.

Recently, Rick, along with writer Greg Rucka, completed a successful KickStarter campaign, for the 192-page graphic novel Lady Sabre and the Pirates of the Ineffable Ether.

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Planet Comicon 2013 Creator Guests of Honor

Advance tickets
are available online through February 28, 2014.

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Planet Comicon 2014 Guest: Brian Hurtt

ArtiBrianHurtt_02st Brian Hurtt is known for his work with co-creator sixthgunCullen Bunn on the graphic novel series The Sixth Gun, and The Damned, and on the DC Comics series Hard Time with the late, great Steve Gerber.

 

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Planet Comicon 2013 Creator Guests of Honor

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