Home Con News SDCC 2015: 12th Wave of Special Guests announced – Hickman, Martin, Shaw!,...

logo - comic-con thumbnail (distressed)Fifty five Special Guests… that’s a fair wodge of talent. But what do you expect when it comes to the Mecca of Pop Culture Conventions? Of course Comic-Con International is going to call in the headliners for San Diego Comic-Con 2015 – and these latest additions are no slouches. Indeed, one of them is only the The Man himself!

“We’re coming down the home stretch with our Comic-Con International 2015 Special Guests announcements … here are five more guests for this year’s big show!”

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Our twelfth wave of five special guests for San Diego Comic-Con 2015 are:
Jonathan Hickman
JONATHAN HICKMAN (writer: Secret Wars, East of West, Manhattan Projects)
Jonathan Hickman is the visionary talent behind the award-winning Nightly News, East of West, and Manhattan Projects. He also plies his trade at Marvel working on books such as the Avengers and the Fantastic Four. His twin brother Marc is a world-class magician. Jonathan lives in South Carolina surrounded by immediate family and trees. You can visit his website: www.pronea.com
Stan Lee
STAN LEE (writer/editor/co-creator: Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, Avengers, X-Men)
Stan “the Man” Lee’s influence over comic books is incalculable. His co-creations Spider-Man, X-Men, and The Avengers have been monster movie hits, helping make Marvel Comics the leader of the comic book industry. Some of Stan’s other great co-creations, such as Fantastic Four and Daredevil, have a new film and TV show, respectively, this year, while Captain America, Thor, and The Avengers have sequels on the way.

In 2008, President Bush presented Stan a Medal of the Arts, lauding his amazing career. Stan is currently developing movie and TV projects with his company POW! Entertainment, while still proudly cherishing the title of Chairman Emeritus of Marvel.
Laura Martin
LAURA MARTIN (colour artist: Planetary, Star Wars)
Laura Martin is a 20-year veteran comics colorist. Shortly after graduating from college in 1995, Laura joined WildStorm, where she won the Eisner Award for Best Colorist for Planetary and The Authority. She went freelance in 2000 and worked on JLA and Universe-X. In 2001, Laura joined CrossGen, where she won more awards for Ruse and Negation. In 2004, she returned to freelancing and has colored such titles as Astonishing X-Men, The Ultimates, Thor, Uncanny Avengers, Stephen King’s The Stand, and AvX (Marvel); Dr. Manhattan, Superman (DC Comics); Serenity (Dark Horse); Armor Hunters (Valiant); and The Rocketeer (IDW). Laura is currently coloring Star Wars (Marvel), Ragnarök (IDW), and Spawn (Image).
Scott Shaw!
SCOTT SHAW! (cartoonist: Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew)
Cartoonist Scott Shaw! grew up in San Diego during the 1950s and 1960s. He’s written and drawn underground “comix” (Gory Stories Quarterly, Fear and Laughter), mainstream comic books (Captain Carrot and his Amazing Zoo Crew, Sonic the Hedgehog, Bart Simpson’s Treehouse of Horror), graphic novels (Annoying Orange, Shrek), TV cartoon shows (The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley, Jim Henson’s Muppet Babies), trading cards (Oddball Comics, Garbage Pail Kids), animated TV commercials (the Flintstones’ Pebbles cereal), and toy designs (MacFarlane Toys’ line of Hanna-Barbera action figures. He is currently developing new intellectual properties for print, animation, and video games. Scott has been presenting his infamous Oddball Comics Live! slideshow at fan conventions over four decades.
J. Michael Straczynski
J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI (writer: Superman: Earth One / co-writer/co-creator: Sense8)
J. Michael Straczynski co-wrote/co-created Sense8, which debuted on Netflix in June and which he executive produced alongside the Wachowskis (Matrix films). He is currently writing and producing Titans, a new feature film for Peter Chernin (Planet of the Apes) in association with Graphic India, is developing an anthology series for SyFy, is working on a spy series for the British network ITV, and is adapting Kim Stanley Robinson’s Red Mars books for Spike TV. His Superman: Earth One, volume 3 has, at press time, been sitting on the New York Times bestseller list for six weeks. On the theory that the only good writer is a dead writer, he attributes his success to having been killed in an avalanche in Bolivia in 1978.


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