Philadelphia, PA and New York,NY -- May 16, 2014 - Marvel Comics and Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) today revealed the latest edition of its 2014 series of exclusive variant covers of the best Marvel titles with the unveiling of Amazing Spider-Man #1.2, drawn by two-time Eisner Award nominee J.G. Jones.
VIP attendees at Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, June 19-22 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, will receive a free copy of the limited-edition book at registration.
Jones is scheduled to be on site at the event to sign copies (autograph fees may apply). Leading professional comic grader CGC will also be on hand to accept books for grading and Signature Series.
The colored version of Amazing Spider-Man #1.2 will be limited to 4,000 copies and provided free at registration to all Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con VIP attendees, including any celebrity VIP packages.
Jones's Amazing Spider-Man #1.2 follows the first six entries, Miracleman #1 and Miracleman #2, both drawn by Eisner Award Hall of Famer Neal Adams for Wizard World Portland Comic Con (Jan. 24-26) and New Orleans Comic Con (Feb. 7-9), respectively; Wolverine #1, illustrated by noted cover artist Greg Horn, for Wizard World Sacramento Comic Con (March 7-9); Daredevil #1 by Michael Golden for Wizard World Louisville Comic Con (March 28-30); Wolverine & The X-Men #1 by David Mack for Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con (April 4-6); and Hulk #1 by Mike Grell for Wizard World Minneapolis Comic Con (May 2-4). Artwork is also complete for Amazing Spider-Man #1 by John Tyler Christopher for Wizard World Atlanta Comic Con (May 30 - June 1).
"J.G. Jones is one of the top-flight talents in the industry," says Marvel SVP, Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. "His covers and interior work for Marvel and other publishers have stood the test of time and we're thrilled he could contribute a gorgeous variant cover to Amazing Spider-Man #1.2."
Jones is always a big hit at Wizard World shows. His works include "Brian K. Vaughan's Y: The Last Man," the "Villains United" series and Grant Morrison's "Marvel Boy." Jones earned Eisner Award nominations in 2002 for "Codename: Knockout" and "Transmetropolitan" and in 2006 for "Wanted."
"J.G. is one of the top creators in the industry. His art on Spider-Man is absolutely incredible," says John Macaluso, Wizard World CEO. "Once again, we are pleased to have J.G. on hand to sign these limited edition books for the fans."
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For more on the 2014 Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, go tohttp://www.wizardworld.com/home-pa.html.
About Wizard World:
Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, cosplay, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking. The events often feature celebrities from movies and TV, artists and writers, and events such as premieres, gaming tournaments, panels, and costume contests.
About Marvel Entertainment, LLC
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information, visit marvel.com.
The full event schedule can be found at www.wizardworld.com.
Wizard World 2014 Schedule
January 24-26 - Wizard World Portland Comic Con
February 7-9 - Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con
March 7-9 - Wizard World Sacramento Comic Con
March 28-30 - Wizard World Louisville Comic Con
April 4-6 - Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con
May 2-4 - Wizard World Minneapolis Comic Con
May 30-June 1 - Wizard World Atlanta Comic Con
June 19-22 - Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con
August 1-3 - Wizard World San Antonio Comic Con
August 21-24 - Wizard World Chicago Comic Con
September 12-14 - Wizard World Richmond Comic Con
September 26-28 - Wizard World Nashville Comic Con
October 2-4 - Wizard World Austin Comic Con
October 31-November 2 - Wizard World Ohio Comic Con
November 7-9 - Wizard World Tulsa Comic Con
November 21-23 - Wizard World Reno Comic Con
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