Names you should know.
Denny O’Neil – writer and editor for DC and Marvel since the 1960’s, worked on the Bat-family of books until his retirement in 90’s
Tom Brevoort – Marvel editor and internet question answerererer. Check out his tumblr for some amazing back & forth between him and fans at brevoortformspring.tumblr.com
Al Milgrom – Marvel writer, inker, penciler, worked on such greats as Marvel Fanfare, West Coast Avengers, X-Factor, and Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spiderman.
Man I wish I was going to Baltimore this year!
Press Release Baltimore Comic Con:
Join Denny O’Neil, Tom Brevoort, and Al Milgrom at the 2014 Baltimore Comic-Con!
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – August 25, 2014 – Come to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor this September 5th, 6th, and 7th for the 14th annual Baltimore Comic-Con at the Baltimore Convention Center! Joining our already-overwhelming list of comic book superstars, we are proud to announce Tom Brevoort and, courtesy of Hero Initiative, Al Milgrom and Denny O’Neil!
While still an illustration student at the University of Delaware, Tom Brevoort began his career with Marvel Comics as an unpaid intern back in 1989. Since then, he has been a writer, an assistant editor, an editor, and Executive Editor. He is also the Senior Vice President of Publishing. His fingerprints can be found throughout the Marvel Universe, from individual titles to major events like Civil War, Original Sin, and AXIS.
Appearing courtesy of the Hero Initiative, Al Migrom has served as a writer, artist, and editor throughout his career. Beginning as an assistant inker back in 1972, Milgrom worked for numerous publishers, including Charlton Comics, Star*Reach, Warren Publishing, Atlas/Seaboard, and Continuity Comics. He served as an editor at DC Comics, where he co-created Ronnie Raymond, the original Firestar. However, he is probably best known for his extensive work with Marvel Comics. There, he penciled Captain Marvel and the original Guardians of the Galaxy in Marvel Presents, and had extensive runs as penciller on The Avengers, West Coast Avengers, Kitty Pryde and Wolverine, Secret Wars II, and Memphisto vs… in addition to editing the entire 10-year run of Marvel Fanfare. As an inker, his runs include stints on X-Factor, Thor, and Thunderstrike. As a combined artist and writer, Milgrom worked on The Spectacular Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, and Deadly Foes of Spider-Man.
A board member of Hero Initiative, retired writer and editor Denny O’Neil spent much of his career making an indelible mark at Marvel Comics and DC Comics. Initially brought on as a writer at Marvel, he had a hand in writing or scripting diverse titles including Strange Tales, X-Men, Millie the Model, and Rawhide Kid. After a year at Charlton Comics, he followed editor Dick Giordano to DC Comics, where he assumed writing duties for Beware the Creeper, Wonder Woman, Justice League of America, Green Lantern/Green Arrow, and, perhaps most notably, Batman. On that title, he embraced the dark roots of the character, creating numerous characters and defining the tone for the series’ characters. He returned to Marvel in the 1980s, assuming writing chores on Amazing Spider-Man, Daredevil, and Iron Man where he once again created numerous recurring characters in the respective titles’ mythos. He also served as an editor during his Marvel stint on numerous titles and runs before returning as Batman Group editor at DC, where he also wrote The Question, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, and Batman: Sword of Azrael.
“What an esteemed group of talent,” said Marc Nathan, promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. “We’ve added some of the most significant luminaries of comics to our guest list with this latest batch of talent, and our fans are going to be over the moon to hear this announcement!”
The Baltimore Comic-Con will be held Friday, September 5 through Sunday, September 7, 2014, at the Baltimore Convention Center, which is located immediately across the street from the historic Camden Yards sports complex (which includes Oriole Park and Geppi’s Entertainment Museum). Tickets, a full guest roster, and additional information is available on the convention’s website.
General Admission and VIP Package tickets for Weekend, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday are now on sale! Visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com/tickets/ for more information and to purchase your advanced tickets now!