Home Con News WCA 2015: amazing Fifth Wave of Special Guests announced for April’s WonderCon...
Comic-Con International continue their ramping up for this April’s highly anticipated WonderCon in Anaheim by announcing five more incredible guests: Cullen Bunn, Sam Humphries, Dan Jurgens, Ken Lashley and Fred Van Lente.
These five amazing names join a truly top-shelf line-up which include Neal Adams, Sergio Aragonés, Becky Cloonan, Mark Evanier, Francesco Francavilla, Aaron Kuder, Jae Lee, Dustin Nguyen, Greg Pak, Shelly Paroline and Babs Tarr. You can see a full list, and read the bios for the Special Guests appearing in Anaheim, at the CCI website, here.
From the CCI update, here are the bios for the Fifth Wave of WonderCon Anaheim Special Guests:
Cullen Bunn (Writer: The Sixth Gun, Hellbreak, Harrow County, Magneto, Sinestro)
Bunn is the writer of The Sixth Gun
), an epic fantasy set in the old west, which will be reaching its conclusion with issue 50. He also writes Hellbreak
(also from Oni Press), a new on-going series detailing black ops missions to rescue lost souls from Hell. In addition, his backwoods ghost yarn, Harrow County,
will be released soon from Dark Horse
. He also writes about villains a lot, including Magneto
. For more about his work, visit www.cullenbunn.com
Sam Humphries (Writer: The Black Vortex, The Legendary Star-Lord)
Humphries is the writer of The Legendary Star-Lord
for Marvel Comics
. Next up, he is steering the ship of Marvel’s 2015 epic cosmic event, Guardians of the Galaxy
and X-Men: The Black Vortex
. His debut as a video game writer on Marvel: Contest Of Champions
continues to be a smash hit on the iOS and Android mobile platforms. His previous Marvel credits include Uncanny X-Force
and Avengers A.I.
, and he is the co-creator of the much-buzzed indie books Our Love Is Real
. He is based in Los Angeles.
Dan Jurgens (Writer: DC’s The New 52: Futures End, Convergence: Superman, Convergence: Booster Gold) First drawn to comics as a result of seeing the 1960s Batman TV show, and finding those four-color pamphlets to be magic, Jurgens set out to pursue comics as a career. Dan’s first professional work was drawing DC Comics’ Warlord. Not long after, the keyboard enticed Dan to write. Since then, Dan has written and/or drawn Superman, Justice League of America, Justice League International, Teen Titans, Booster Gold, Zero Hour, Green Arrow, Sensational Spider-Man, Captain America, The Mighty Thor, and numerous other titles. Dan was awarded the National Cartoonist Society’s “Best in Comic Book” division award in 1994. Most recently, Dan has been writer of DC’s Aquaman, The Others and New 52: Futures End. In addition, he is the writer on DC’s Convergence projects featuring Booster Gold and Superman.
Ken Lashley (Artist: Secret Six, Superman: Doomed)
Lashley has loved comics from when he was a young boy growing up in Toronto. His mother bought him his first book, Black Panther
. Ken is pretty sure his mom never read the issue before she gave it to him; it was the Black Panther versus the KKK, and he’s been hooked on comics ever since. Ken is a comic book veteran, having worked on such titles as Excalibur, X-Caliber: Age of Apocalypse, Black Panther, X-Men, Spider-Man, Flash, JLA, Superman, Superman: Doomed
, and others. He is one of DC Comics’
go-to cover artists, producing covers for Batwing, Ravagers, He-Man, Superboy, Earth 2, Red Hood and the Outlaws, Superman/Wonder Woman, Superman, Batman
, and Suicide Squad
, to name a few. He is currently working on Secret Six
with fan fave writer Gail Simone
and doing covers for DC Comics and Marvel’s Axis
Fred Van Lente (Writer, Archer & Armstrong, Action Philosophers!)
Van Lente is the New York Times bestselling writer of comics such as Archer & Armstrong
(2014 Harvey Award nominee, Best Series), Action Philosophers!
(American Library Association Best Graphic Novel for Teens), and Cowboys & Aliens
(with Andrew Foley), the basis for the feature film. His many other titles include Resurrectionists
, Conan the Avenger, Magnus Robot Fighter, Marvel Zombies,
and The Amazing Spider-Man
. He’s thrilled to be attending WonderCon with his wife, the playwright Crystal Skillman
, with whom he wrote last year’s critically acclaimed King Kirby
, a theatrical piece about the great artist.