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Comic Book Fix: Planet Comicon and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 March 2012 04:57 Written by david golbitz Wednesday, 14 March 2012 09:00
It’s convention season! Yes, it’s that time of year when the sun comes out, the weather warms up and comic book fans cram by the thousands into convention centers across the country to meet their favorite writers and artists while dressed as their favorite characters. This weekend is Wondercon, which is usually held at San Francisco’s Moscone Center, but is taking place this year in Anaheim while the Moscone undergoes renovation and expansion. But for the Midwestern fanboy who can’t make it to southern California this year, fear not, there are plenty of convention opportunities to be had, including C2E2 in Chicago from April 13-15. But if you don’t want to wait another month, you can check out Kansas City’s Planet Comicon, March 24-25.
The largest convention in the Midwest outside of Chicago, Planet Comicon features a host of film and television stars in addition to a veritable who’s who of comic book creators. This year, special guests include Tim Sale (Batman: The Long Halloween), Dave Johnson (100 Bullets covers), Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night) and Jason Aaron (Scalped, Wolverine and the X-Men). It’s sure to be a great weekend of nerding out and talking comics.
Also in attendance at Planet Comicon will be artist Skottie Young, whose amazing pencils have graced Marvel covers and interiors for a number of years now. In addition to his covers, Young has been busy illustrating Eric Shanower’s adaptations of L. Frank Baum’s Oz books. And so, in honor of Kansas City’s biggest comic convention, check out my review of Shanower and Young’s first collaboration, Marvel’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Dorothy may not be in Kansas anymore, but you will be if you attend Planet Comicon.