Friday, March 14, 2008

News for comic book geeks

Posted By on Fri, Mar 14, 2008 at 6:47 AM

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For all you comic book geeks out there, just got this press release from the folks at the great comic shop Heroes Aren't Hard To Find about their annual Heroes Con comic book convention:

DARWYN COOKE MAKES FIRST APPEARANCE AT HEROES CONVENTION 2008

Joins Diverse Guest List of Famously “Comics First” Convention

Darwyn Cooke, the multiple Eisner Award winning creator behind the hit “DC: The New Frontier” and recent revamp of Will Eisner’s “The Spirit”, has just confirmed to attend his first ever Heroes Convention as a guest.  He joins one of the largest and most diverse guest lists on the comics convention circuit, and will no doubt be a central part of one of the biggest HeroesCon’s ever, scheduled for June 20-22, 2008 at the Charlotte Convention Center.

“Darwyn may be the creator fans most often ask to see at HeroesCon,” says convention owner Shelton Drum.  “It’s hard to overstate his profile in the comics industry.”  Drum should know:  he founded the yearly Heroes Convention in 1982 as an offshoot of his “Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find” comics store, and has built a strong reputation over the years for running a very fan- and family-friendly comics convention.

The addition of Darwyn Cooke to the HeroesCon 08 guest list, coming hot on the heels of the release of “Justice League: The New Frontier” DVD release, adds to an enormous guest list featuring many of comics’ leading lights, including names like Frank Cho, Al Feldstein, David Finch, Matt Fraction, Adam Hughes, Robert Kirkman, Greg Rucka, Herb Trimpe, and hundreds more.  HeroesCon also includes Indie Island, a 10,000+ square foot section at its center devoted to independent and alternative comics, giving it one of the most diverse guest lists of any U.S. comics convention.

Heroes Convention has made incredible strides over the last several years, cementing its place as the comics industry’s preeminent “comics-first” convention.  With the addition of Darwyn Cooke to an already enormous guest list, the convention is solidifying its status as a “must” on the schedules of comics creators and fans alike.

Heroes Convention 2008 is an annual comics convention founded in 1982 by Shelton Drum, who also owns and operates the Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find comics shop in Charlotte, NC.  For more information refer to www.heroesonline.com.

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