â€˜Batman Eternal,â€™ â€˜Harley Quinnâ€™ Artist Has Drawn Ninth Cover In 2015 Series Available At Pennsylvania Convention Center For Full-Price Attendees; VIP Fans Get Additional B&W Sketch Cover At Registration
Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) and Skybound, Robert Kirkmanâ€™s imprint at Image Comics, announced that Batman Eternal and Harley Quinn artist Clay Mann has drawn the ninth in a yearlong series of Limited Edition Exclusive Variant Covers of The Walking Dead #1 comic, to be provided free to all full-price attendees at Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia, May 7-10. Skyboundâ€™sThe Walking Dead created by Kirkman, the groundbreaking, Eisner Award winning comic book series, continues to captivate audiences worldwide.
The exclusive The Walking Dead #1 edition will be produced in extremely limited quantities and is available at registration to fans at the Pennsylvania Convention Center only while supplies last. VIP attendees will receive an additional black & white sketch version of the comic.
The prolific Mann has worked on popular titles for both DC and Marvel, including X-Men, Batgirl Indestructible Hulk, Gambit, Thor: Man of War, Daredevil and many others. The Orlando, Florida, resident is working with Valiant Entertainment on the new series Ninjak.
The artists for future books will be announced as they are selected. A similar series in 2013 featuring exclusives of The Walking Dead #1 proved to be wildly popular with fans. The full schedule of 2015 Wizard World shows is available at www.wizd.me/PRSchedule2015 .
Stars of â€œThe Walking Deadâ€ TV series scheduled to attend Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia include Michael Cudlitz (“Sgt. Abraham Ford”),Michael Rooker (“Merle Dixon”), Robin Lord Taylor (“Sam”) and Scott Wilson (“Hershel Greene”). Other standout celebrities attending include David Tennant and Billie Piper from the fan favorite â€œDoctor Who,â€ Ben McKenzie (â€œGotham:), Nathan Fillion (â€œCastle,â€ Serenity/â€Fireflyâ€), Burt Reynolds ( Boogie Nights, â€œEvening Shadeâ€), Stephen Amell (â€œArrowâ€), Karl Urban(Star Trek, The Bourne Supremacy), Hayley Atwell (â€œAgent Carter,â€ Captain America: The First Avenger ), Danny Trejo(Machete, From Dusk Till Dawn ), Penn Badgely (â€œGossip Girl,â€ Easy A ), Kelly Frye (The Flash ), Katie Cassidy (â€œArrow,â€ â€œGossip Girlâ€), and more.
In addition to Mann, Artist Alley in Philadelphia will feature Rafa Sandoval (â€œSuperboy,â€ â€œCatwomanâ€), Neal Adams (“Batman,” “X-Men”), AndrÃ©s Guinaldo (â€œSuperboy,â€ â€œJLAâ€™s), Ken Kelly (â€œKISS Album Covers,â€ â€œMicronautsâ€), J.G. Jones (â€œBatman B&W,â€ â€œGreen Lantern Corpsâ€), Rob Liefeld (â€œDeadpoolâ€), Dan Slott (â€œSilver Surfer,â€ â€œMighty Avengersâ€), Matteo Lolli(â€œWolverine and the X-Men,â€ â€œThunderboltsâ€) and Will Sliney (â€œSpider-Man 2099,â€ â€œAmazing Spider-Manâ€) and many others.
Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, cosplay, comics, television, sci-fi, toys, video gaming, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. The 10th of 27 events currently scheduled on the 2015 Wizard World calendar, Philadelphia show hours are Thursday, May 7, 3-8 p.m.; Friday, May 8, 12-7 p.m.; Saturday, May 9, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; and Sunday, May 10, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
For more on the 2015 Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia, visit http://wizd.me/PhiladelphiaPR.