Though we are in the thick of the San Diego Comic Con coverage, Wizard World sent us the exclusive variant cover for Guardians of the Galaxy #17 that will be available at the upcoming Wizard World Chicago Comic Con.
The cover features several Guardians characters, including Drax the Destroyer, portrayed by Dave Bautista, who will be a guest at the event on Saturday, August 23, and available to autograph copies of the comic. Castmates Karen Gillan (“Nebula”) and Michael Rooker (“Yondu”) are also scheduled to attend the show.
“I love how the Guardians of the Galaxy #17 Chicago Comic Con Exclusive came out,” said Bautista in a prepared statement. “It’s an honor to see Drax on the cover and I look forward to signing for the fans in Chicago.”
In addition to Bautista (WWE Superstar Batista), Gillan (“Doctor Who”) and Rooker (“The Walking Dead”), David Boreanaz (“Bones,” “Angel”), Norman Reedus (“The Walking Dead,” Boondock Saints), Matt Smith (“Doctor Who,”), Katie Cassidy (“Arrow”), William Shatner (“Star Trek,” “T.J. Hooker”), WWE® Superstar John Cena® and comics legend Stan Lee are among the celebrities scheduled to attend Wizard World Chicago Comic Con, the Midwest’s largest pop culture event. It is the 10th of 16 events in the 2014 series produced by Wizard World, Inc. and will also feature a top-drawer collection of well-known comics artists and writers and a variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions.
Wizard World Chicago Comic Con takes place August 21 – 24 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. The variant cover is limited to 4,000 copies, but VIP attendees at the convention will get the limited-edition for free.