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Geoff Johns And Jim Lee To Be Spotlight Guests At New York Comic Con

May 11, 2012

Renowned Creative Team Appearing at Midtown Comics Today, Friday May 11, 2012!

Norwalk, CT, May 11, 2012: Geoff Johns, Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment, and Jim Lee, Co-Publisher of DC Entertainment, will head the list of top talent who will be attending New York Comic Con (NYCC) on behalf of renowned comic book publisher DC Entertainment.  Mr. Johns and Mr. Lee will be Spotlight guests at the annual pop culture extravaganza, where they will be joined by other leading DCE guests who will be announced in the near future.  This is the first guest announcement for the 2012 edition of NYCC.  Show organizers note that while more major guest announcements will follow in the weeks and months ahead, they are pleased that this first announcement is focused on two of the comic industry’s leading talents.  Once again, DC Entertainment will occupy a centrally located booth on the NYCC show floor where fans will have an opportunity to mix and mingle with writers, artists and staff.   

Johns and Lee have been busy recently setting the stage and the tone for DC Comics’ THE NEW 52, the biggest line-wide relaunch in the history of the comic book medium.  Justice League #1 has had 8 printings since it was published in August ’11 and was Diamond Comic Distributors’ top-selling comic book of 2011.  Mr. Johns and Mr. Lee will be in New York City Friday, May 11, 2012 to sign copies of the new hardcover release JUSTICE LEAGUE VOL. 1: ORIGIN, a story about how the World’s Greatest Super Heroes interact when meeting for the very first time.  The signing will take place at Midtown Comics (downtown location), 64 Fulton Street, 6:00pm – 8:00pm.  Midtown Comics is a partner with New York Comic Con and will have NYCC tickets on sale soon and will be the exclusive retailer for NYCC 4-Day tickets. 

This year’s New York Comic Con will take place October 11 – 14, 2012 at the Javits Center in New York City.   The pop culture event, which attracted over 100,000 fans last year, features top talent and major artists from all areas of the pop culture universe including comics, film, television, music, books, and gaming.

“I can’t think of a better way to start revealing our guests for 2012 than by announcing Geoff Johns and Jim Lee,” notes Lance Fensterman, Group Vice President for ReedPOP and Show Manager for NYCC.  “They are pre-eminent creators and true industry leaders.  The fans who attend New York Comic Con are especially eager to have access to major publishers and entertainment companies like DC Entertainment and we are grateful to DC for their loyal support through the years.   We are anticipating our biggest show ever in 2012 and we look forward to providing quality entertainment for our thousands of fans.  Geoff Johns and Jim Lee are getting us off to a great start."

Geoff Johns:

Geoff Johns is one of the most prolific and popular of contemporary comic book writers. He has written highly acclaimed stories starring Superman, Green Lantern, the Flash, Teen Titans, and Justice Society of America. He is the author of the New York Times bestselling graphic novels BLACKEST NIGHT, Green Lantern: Rage of the Red Lanterns, Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps War, JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA: THY KINGDOM COME and Superman: Brainiac as well as the upcoming BATMAN: EARTH ONE.

Johns was named Chief Creative Officer of the newly-formed DC Entertainment in February 2010.

Jim Lee:

Jim Lee is a renowned comic book artist and the Co-Publisher of DC Entertainment along with Dan DiDio. Prior to his current post, Lee served as Editorial Director, where he oversaw WildStorm Studios and was also the artist for many of DC Comics’ bestselling comic books and graphic novels, including ALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER, BATMAN: HUSH, and SUPERMAN: FOR TOMORROW. He also serves as the Executive Creative Director for the DC Universe Online (DCUO) massively multiplayer action game from Sony Online Entertainment (SOE).

4-Day tickets for New York Comic Con in 2012 are currently available for purchase at www.newyorkcomiccon.com.  Anyone interested in exhibiting at New York Comic Con should contact Larry Settembrini, lsettembrini@reedexpo.com.  Other information about the show, as well as news about ReedPOP, which organizes a range of pop culture events, is available at Lance Fensterman’s blog, www.mediumatlarge.net

About ReedPOP: 

ReedPOP is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions which is exclusively devoted to organizing events, launching and acquiring new shows, and partnering with premium brands in the pop culture arena.  ReedPOP is dedicated to producing celebrations of popular culture throughout the world that transcend ordinary events by providing unique access and dynamic personal experiences for consumers and fans.  The ReedPOP portfolio includes: New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) East & West, Star Wars Celebration VI, Fantasy Football Fest, and UFC Fan Expo.  The staff at ReedPOP is a fan based group of professionals producing shows for other fans, thus making them uniquely qualified to service those with whom they share a common passion.  ReedPOP is focused on bringing its expertise and knowledge to world communities in North America, South America, Asia and Europe.

About DC Entertainment:

DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner.  DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games.  Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world, https://read.dccomics.com/.

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