GEOFF JOHNS AND JIM LEE TO BE SPOTLIGHT GUESTS AT NEW YORK COMIC CON
Geoff Johns, Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment, and Jim Lee, Co-Publisher of DC Entertainment, will head the list of top talent who will be attending New York Comic Con (NYCC) on behalf of renowned comic book publisher DC Entertainment. Mr. Johns and Mr. Lee will be Spotlight guests at the annual pop culture extravaganza, where they will be joined by other leading DCE guests who will be announced in the near future. This is the first guest announcement for the 2012 edition of NYCC. Show organizers note that while more major guest announcements will follow in the weeks and months ahead, they are pleased that this first announcement is focused on two of the comic industry’s leading talents. Once again, DC Entertainment will occupy a centrally located booth on the NYCC show floor where fans will have an opportunity to mix and mingle with writers, artists and staff.
Johns and Lee have been busy recently setting the stage and the tone for DC Comics’ THE NEW 52, the biggest line-wide relaunch in the history of the comic book medium. Justice League #1 has had 8 printings since it was published in August ’11 and was Diamond Comic Distributors’ top-selling comic book of 2011. Mr. Johns and Mr. Lee will be in New York City Friday, May 11, 2012 to sign copies of the new hardcover release JUSTICE LEAGUE VOL. 1: ORIGIN, a story about how the World’s Greatest Super Heroes interact when meeting for the very first time. The signing will take place at Midtown Comics (downtown location), 64 Fulton Street, 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Midtown Comics is a partner with New York Comic Con and will have NYCC tickets on sale soon and will be the exclusive retailer for NYCC 4-Day tickets.
This year’s New York Comic Con will take place October 11 – 14, 2012 at the Javits Center in New York City. The pop culture event, which attracted over 100,000 fans last year, features top talent and major artists from all areas of the pop culture universe including comics, film, television, music, books, and gaming.
“I can’t think of a better way to start revealing our guests for 2012 than by announcing Geoff Johns and Jim Lee,” notes Lance Fensterman, Group Vice President for ReedPOP and Show Manager for NYCC. “They are pre-eminent creators and true industry leaders. The fans who attend New York Comic Con are especially eager to have access to major publishers and entertainment companies like DC Entertainment and we are grateful to DC for their loyal support through the years. We are anticipating our biggest show ever in 2012 and we look forward to providing quality entertainment for our thousands of fans. Geoff Johns and Jim Lee are getting us off to a great start."