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Destiny leaves its mark as Motor City Comic Con, Michigan’s No. 1 pop-culture event, celebrates its 25th anniversary adding yet another iconic media guest to the star-studded line-up, John Barrowman. Known for his role as the arch enemy of Green Arrow in The CW series Arrow and as a former immortal alien hunter in the BBC television series Torchwood, Barrowman will be signing autographs and taking pictures with fans at select times throughout the event. Motor City Comic Con takes place on Friday, May 16 (12:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.), Saturday, May 17 (10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.) and Sunday, May 18 (10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) at the Suburban Collection Showplace located at 46100 Grand River Ave in Novi. Event tickets and VIP packages can be purchased by visiting

As one city’s menace and another’s hero, Barrowman has played several roles in the comic, science fiction and film world. Originally known as the “well-dressed mystery man,” Barrowman was recently revealed as Malcom Merlyn, the Dark Archer and enemy of the Green Arrow in Arrow. As Captain Jack Harkness in the first series of Russell T Davies’s revamped Doctor Who for BBC, Barrowman fought for the future on behalf of the human race fending off aliens for the city of Cardiff.

Barrowman is a multi-talented entertainer, hosting his own show in the UK, Tonight’s The Night, on BBC1. Barrowman also played Jeremy in Zero Dark Thirty and the guest role of Patrick Logan in the ABC television series Desperate Housewives. He has subsequently recorded four solo albums with Sony Music and is a published author.

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About Motor City Comic Con

Michigan’s largest pop-culture event since 1989, Motor City Comic Con gathers comic book and multimedia dealers from across the country, offering a vast variety of pop-culture merchandise, including comics, art, t-shirts, movie memorabilia, posters, and much more! Over 250 comic book creators, writers and artists are on site at Comic Con each year, as well as more than forty actors from the television and movie industry. Comic Con offers big fun for kids young and old! For more information, visit


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