BCC’12: Batman creators to appear at Baltimore Comic-Con
The Baltimore Comic-Con is excited to welcome the creators of DC Comics’ Batman-line to this year’s show! Neal Adams (Batman: Odyssey), Greg Capullo (Batman), David Finch (Batman: The Dark Knight), Scott Snyder (Batman), and Peter Tomasi (Batman and Robin) will all attending the 13th annual show, taking place the weekend of September 8-9, 2012.
Neal Adams is no stranger to the world of Batman at DC Comics. His work on such DC Comics characters as Batman, Superman, Green Lantern and Green Arrow redefined an era of comics, bringing a photorealistic feel to the pages their respective books. In April of this year, Adams wrapped up writing and drawing the 7-issue second volume of Batman: Odyssey, a self-contained story following up on the first volume that takes place outside of DC’s New 52 continuity.
Greg Capullo began his mainstream comic career in the early ’90s, working on the Marvel titles Quasar, X-Force, and What If? In 1993, he left Marvel for the Image Comics series Spawn, where he took over regular art duties with issue #26. Over the course of his career, Capullo has provided covers and interior art for such Image titles as Spawn, Angela, The Creech, and Haunt. In 2007, his artwork was collected in the hard cover book, The Art of Greg Capullo, published by Image Comics. Most recently, he has handled the art duties on Batman, the New 52 title which launched last September from DC Comics.
David Finch began his career in 1994, working on Image Comics’ Cyberforce. After working at Image through 2001, Finch moved over to Marvel Comics where he worked on such titles as Ultimate X-Men, Wolverine, New Avengers, and Moon Knight. In 2010, he became an exclusive artist for DC Comics, where he began writing and drawing the new ongoing title, Batman: The Dark Knight, which has continued as a second volume following the events of Flashpoint and the start of DC’s New 52.
Scott Snyder, who is currently writing DC’s Batman (with artist Greg Capullo) and Swamp Thing, made a huge impact on the comic industry last year with his ground-breaking work in both series in DC’s New 52. In 2011, he received a Harvey Award for Best New Series for his work on American Vampire. In addition to these three titles, Snyder will be co-writing the upcoming series Talon, which spins off directly from his critically-acclaimed “Court of Owls” storyline from Batman.
Peter Tomasi is a writer and editor best known for his work at DC Comics. He began his career in 1993, editing such titles as Green Lantern, the Batman titles, Aquaman, Hawkman, and JSA before being promoted to Senior Editor in 2003. In 2007, Tomasi decided to move from editing to writing full-time and, in 2010, took over writing Batman and Robin with issue #20. Since the launch of the New 52 last September, Tomasi has helmed the new volumes of both Batman and Robin and Green Lantern Corps.
“With the success of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy and the popularity of the character over the last few years, it’s great to be able give fans the creators that bring Batman to life on the printed page month-in and month-out,” said Marc Nathan, show promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. “We’re thrilled to have Neal, Greg, David, Scott, and Peter returning to the show this year!”
This year’s Baltimore Comic-Con will be held September 8-9, 2012. Convention hours are Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM and Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM. The ceremony and banquet for the Harvey Awards will be held Saturday night, September 8th.
About The Baltimore Comic-Con
The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 13th year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. With a guest list unequaled in the industry, the Baltimore Comic-Con will be held September 8-9, 2012. For more information, please visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com.
About The Harvey Awards
The Harvey Awards are one of the comic book industry’s oldest and most respected awards. With a history of over 20 years, the last 7 in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con, the Harveys recognize outstanding achievements in over 20 categories. They are the only industry awards nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals. For more information, please visit www.harveyawards.org.