Good morning convention goers! January is nearly in the books (and it happens to be my BIRTHDAY! Party!) and that means February is almost upon us which comes with Amazing Arizona Comic Con, one of my favorite cons here in town. Let me give you the skinny on Amazing if you have never attended, it is a true comic book convention. Everything comic book related that we enjoy in theaters and television is celebrated at Amazing Comic Con by bringing in creators who helped build those worlds in the pages of their respective comic books. This year some of the biggest properties will be celebrated at Amazing Arizona Comic Con!
Deadpool & Rob Liefeld
If you’re reading this then you are probably aware of the Deadpool film that releases that same weekend as Amazing Arizona. Deadpool creator will be on hand Friday and Saturday signing, hosting a screening of the film, and hopefully have a panel about everyone’s favorite merc with the mouth.
Civil War & Steve McNiven
Captain America: Civil War is only a few short months from release and is expected to be huge! The movie is inspired by the same Marvel comic book series which was penciled by Steve McNiven. Meet Steve and hear some of his stories working with Mark Millar on one of the biggest Marvel events ever.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles & Kevin Eastman
The ninja turtles have enjoyed a resurgence of late with a popular toy line, cartoon show, a successful movie and a sequel on the way. Co-creator of the TMNT Kevin Eastman will be returning to Amazing Arizona next month. He had huge lines all weekend last year so get there early to meet the man behind one of the most iconic pop culture phenomenons.
Star Wars & Charles Soule
Not much needs to be said about Star Wars films but Charles Soule has his hands in the official comic books from Marvel. Charles wrote the official comic book series Star Wars: Lando and will also be writing the official prequel comic book series about ace X-Wing pilot Poe Dameron.
That is just the start of it, Amazing Arizona is also bringing out CHRIS CLAREMONT, the quintessential X-Men writer. Rick Hoberg, the artist who worked on the original Star Wars Marvel comic series and now works with 343 Industries on Halo. LEGEND of the industry George Perez, artist and writer Mat Nastos, Harley Quinn artist Chad Hardin, and more.
Amazing Arizona Comic Con has the professionals who have helped create everything we currently love in pop culture. If you’ve never attended, you can check out my recaps of previous years HERE. The event takes place February 12-14 at the Phoenix Convention Center and tickets can be purchased on the Amazing Comic Con site.