BALTIMORE COMIC-CON 2002 (26-27 Oct 2002) Baltimore, Maryland

cover:  George Perez
BALTIMORE COMIC-CON 2002
Date: 26-27 Oct 2002
Cover Price: $5
Publisher: Baltimore, Maryland

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THE BALTIMORE CONVENTION CENTER
October 26-27, 2002
10:00 a.m. to 6 p.m.
$5.00 admission.
Phone: 410-526-7410
Kids under 12 in costume FREE with parent!

George Pérez, Mark Waid, Adam Hughes, Matt Wagner, Rick Veitch, Frank Cho, Michael Avon Oeming, Geoff Johns, Greg Horn, Neil Vokes, Roy Thomas, Jimmy Gownley, Steve Conley, Brad Meltzer, Judd Winick, Jeff Mason, Dean Haspiel, Frank Brunner, Martin Nodell, George Tuska, Chris Claremont, Julie Schwartz, and more


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     October 5, 2003 | Perez's Baltimore 2002 Sketch
    From Russ Anderson

    Why George Perez is the Coolest Cat in Comics
    posted 10/5/03 4:32 AM

    At last year's Baltimore Comic Con, I asked George on Saturday if he'd be able to do a sketch of my wife in her wedding dress on the following day. He was already booked up for Saturday, but he took the picture I'd brought anyway and WORKED ON IT IN HIS HOTEL ROOM THAT NIGHT.

    This is the photograph I gave him:

    TRELINA ANDERSON photograph by Russ Anderson

    And this is what George came up with:

    TRELINA ANDERSON (27 Oct 2003), art by George Pérez. Commissioned by Russ Anderson at the THE BALTIMORE COMIC-CON 2002
    This was one of her Christmas gifts that year (she's a big fan of George's work on Wonder Woman) and you have NO idea how hard it was for me to keep my mouth shut about this sketch for three months. :) She loved it, George. Thanks again.

    And that's why he's the coolest cat in comics.


    (Vu: There are also a couple of other Pérez sketches on Russ Anderson's ALL ABOUT RUSS. I am hosting the images above because geocities does not allow direct image linking.)

    WONDER WOMAN (Oct 2001), art by George Pérez. Commissioned by Russ Anderson from the THE BALTIMORE COMIC-CON 2001 SCARLET WITCH (Jun 2002), art by George Pérez. Commissioned by Russ Anderson from the HEROES CONVENTION CHARLOTTE 2002
     January 22, 2003 | Baltimore 2002 Photo
    From Baltimore Comic-Con 2002
    Scenes from Baltimore Comic-Con 2002...


    George Perez, photo by Marc Nathan

     November 29, 2002 | George and 'Lil T
    From Classic Plastic Toys
  • George Pérez and 'Lil T
  •  November 23, 2002 | Wizard #136: TT Cartoon
    From CBLDF (Vu: I've completed missed this one... This is on the official Comic Book Legal Defense Fund's website.)

    Baltimore Comicon Raises $6,500 for Fund
    October 30, 2002

    (excerpt)

    A star-studded line up of comics professionals, progresive retailers, and staunch supporters donated $6,500 to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund at last weekend’s Baltimore Comicon.

    The largest gift came from Phoenix Comics and Toys, whose raffle for a copy of Amazing Spider-Man #1 generated $2,000 for the Fund. Based in Herndon, VA, Phoenix supports a wide assortment of comics and graphic novels. “We’re really angry about the situation in Texas and wanted to do something to help out,” says Howie Welsch, co-owner of the shop. The raffle attracted hundreds of entrants and the winner was Greg Smith, an 18 year old comics fan from Maryland.

    Defender of Liberty George Perez donated half of the money earned from his weekend’s sketches to the Fund. On Friday night Perez was presented with his Defender of Liberty statue at a dinner for the show’s artists preceeding the event. Perez beamed as he accepted the award and restated his commitment to the Fund’s fight to preserve comics’ First Amendment rights.


    Related links: www.cbldf.org
     November 16, 2002 | CBG #1515: JLA/A News
    From COMICS BUYERS GUIDE #1515 (29 Nov 02)
    No date yet for JLA-Avengers crosscover
    written by George Nelson
    transcribed by Vu
    published in COMICS BUYERS GUIDE #1515 (29 Nov 02)
    website: www.comicsbuyersguide.com

    Editor Tom Brevoort: "It will be done when it will be done."

  • COMICS BUYER'S GUIDE #1515
  • JLA/AVENGERS #1
  • The long-anticipated JLA-Avengers crossover project will not be schedule until most of it is done.

    "I'm not putting a date on it," said Avengers Editor Tom Brevoort, who, with George Perez, attended the Baltimore Comic-Con in late October. "The whole point of the way we're doing this is we will not schedule it until it is at least all penciled, until we are all confident that it can come out monthly, the way it's supposed to."

    At the convention, Pérez said that by Oct. 31 he would have finished inking the second issue of the inter-company crossover. He added that he has penciled three-quarters of #3 and expected that writer Kurt Busiek's plot for the fourth issue should be ready by the time he begins inking #3 in late November. He said that, at the pace work is going, the crossover could be scheduled for summer 2003, if Marvel and DC agree.

    Pérez said, "Now that we've gotten past the halfway mark, that looks like an attainable schedule but the one thing we did not want is this book to be scheduled and then ship late. It may not get finalized until they know that I'm inking the fourth issue, just to make sure, and I do appreciate it because I don't want any mishaps on this book."

    Both Pérez and Brevoort are mindful of what happens when issues of high-profile projects are delayed with the recent examples of both Marvel's Wolverine: the Origin and DC's The Dark Knight Strikes Again fresh in their minds.

    "I had to argued from the beginning, and we all agreed, that this book has to have everything going for it and that it should be all finished before it ever got it and that it should be all finished before it ever got scheduled - or at least scheduled when we would know that it would always be on time," Pérez said. The problems with Wolverine: The Origin and DK2 helped make the editorial department's case to management.

  • Avengers Editor Tom Brevoort (left) and JLA/Avengers artist George Pérez (right) discussed the long-anticipated crossover at the Baltimore Comic-Con. Photo by George Nelson.
  • Brevoort said, "We've all seen any number of projects that have been big, anticipated projects that retailers and fans both are very upset about, when later issues of the project don't' come out when they should." Though he said he expect to see JLA/Avengers scheduled for 2003, "I wouldn't want to put it in any particular month, because anything I say right now - if I give a casual date - every fan in the world will seize on that as the truth and then the solicitation catalog will come out and, if it's not there, it's a disaster. It will be done when it will be done."

    So far, Brevoort said, the interface between the two publishers has been smooth. "Ultimately, everybody involved wants the same thing. They want a good, strong, classic crossover, the crossover to end all crossovers, and everybody has sort of been putting their egos at the door and whatnot and focused on the job at hand," he said, adding that he has had more difficulty with much smaller crossovers in the past. He also indicated confidence that fans will be pleased with the result.

    "It's what you'd expect and more. It's certainly George just going to town and working to exceed his reputation for number of characters, complexity of content, and just hitting the page with energy and vibe and character and spirit. George is clearly trying to exceed himself on this project. It's a thing he's waited to do for 20 years, and you see it on every page. Nobody is going to be disappointed with it."

    Pérez said he is having "a grand time" on the project. "Kurt Busiek and Tom Brevoort and JLA Editor Dan Raspler are throwing a lot of fancy curveballs at me, and I'm getting to do a lot of clever visuals, a lot of stuff that will please the new fans and the nostalgists, the people who have been there for a long time. For those who like Kyle Rayner as Green Lantern, they'll be pleased with his involvement. Those who like Hal Jordan, they'll be pleased with his involvement."

    Pérez also said there will be surprise appearances by characters who have absolutely nothing to do with either the JLA or the Avengers.

    "Why? Because I want it," he said. "Kurt Busiek had already publicly said that Wolverine will never make an appearance in this book.

    "Wolverine appears in JLA/Avengers. Never say, 'Never,' to George Pérez."

     November 16, 2002 | CBG #1515: 2003 Projects
    From COMICS BUYERS GUIDE #1515 (29 Nov 02)
    Pérez has more than crossover on tap in 2003
    written by George Nelson
    transcribed by Vu
    published in COMICS BUYERS GUIDE #1515 (29 Nov 02)
    website: www.comicsbuyersguide.com

  • COMICS BUYER'S GUIDE #1515
  • SOLUS #1
  • ACTION COMICS #600
  • If JLA/Avengers doesn't provide comics fans with enough of George Pérez in 2003, don't worry - there's more.

    Next year will also see the debut of the new series Pérez is drawing for CrossGen: Solus.

    "The details are still being kept close to the vest. It deals with a globetrotting - globes-trotting, to be more specific - character named Andra," Pérez told CBG at the recent Baltimore Comic-Con.

    "I guess the best way for me to describe it is to be able to do the CrossGen Chronicles that I was doing but with a recurring cast, with a regular cast of characters and a female lead, which I really wanted to do - and work with Barbara Kesel, whom I've known for many years. I'm finally getting a chance to work with her on a regular basis. Basically, I just wanted something that would keep stretching my wings."

    Pérez observed that, when writers and editors discuss putting together "the ideal George Pérez book," it means "they're going to make me work like a dog." However, he acknowledged that he typically does more than the plot requires.

    "If I complain about it, I guess it's the way that inkers complain about working on me: that they do enjoy the craft; it's just that it's a lot of work," he said. "I like rising the challenge. It's very easy to be complacent and just do the things that you're comfortable doing."

    Pérez said he already has completed designs and promotional pieces for Solus and recently received the plot for the first issue. "I even drew a page this morning, so by the end of next week I should be a quarter of the way done with the first issue. The cover is already done," he added. He said he thought it would be scheduled for late February or early March release. "I may be off on that by a month or so. It will come out before JLA/Avengers."

    Pérez also said that, to die it with JLA/Avengers, DC is planning to release a trade paperback covering his run as penciller on Wonder Woman, which he also wrote. He said the trade would cover the series' first 24 issues, possibly the first annual, and the main story from Action #600, on which he collaborated with John Byrne, teaming up Superman and Wonder Woman.

    Through he is not actively involved with the project, Pérez said he was pleased to hear about the Teen Titans cartoon in production for Cartoon Network. The new series features five of the seven characters that appeared in the launch of the New Teen Titans in 1980: Robin and Changeling (called his original name, Beast Boy, in the new animated series) along with the three characters Pérez and writer Marv Wolfman created for the series - Cyborg, Starfire, and Raven.

    "I had absolutely nothing to do with the project itself but I am flattered, to say the least," he said.

    Pérez said he first heard about the series when DC Publisher Paul Levitz called to let him know about it. "I thought that was a real classy thing for him to do. I am - from a financial point of view - very, very tickled about the Titans cartoon and I've been away from it long enough hat I don't get bothered by the changes, since the book itself has gone through so many changes since I've been off it, for a decade now.

    "Other than that, it's a really, really empty looking 2003 for me," he joked.

     November 10, 2002 | Site Update
    From Vu
    Just for your awareness, BALTIMORE COMIC-CON 2002 PROGRAM BOOK was given at the convention for free. I have noticed several of these being sold on Ebay (one auctioning ending at $5).
    Added
  • George Pérez at the BALTIMORE COMIC CONVENTION 2002, photo by Ebay user: jjayj
  •  November 2, 2002 | Pérez Interview at Pulse
    From Pulse, (thanks to Paul Leighty)
    GEORGE PEREZ: "IT'S PROBABLY MY LAST HURRAH ON THE MAINSTREAM CHARACTERS
    posted 11-01-2002 11:44 AM
    BY HEIDI MACDONALD

    When you think "team" and "insane detail" only one comic book artist leaps to mind - George Perez. After becoming the definitive artist on both THE AVENGERS and TEEN TITANS back in the early '80s, and winning fame for the incredible detail in his artwork, in 1983 Perez was tapped to draw the ultimate comics crossover -- JLA/AVENGERS. The project was scrapped by the politics of the time, but the pages he had already drawn have floated around in fan circles ever since.

    Last year, Marvel and DC made pulses pound everywhere when they announced that a NEW JLA/AVANGERS crossover was in the works, and, in a rare example of a real life second chance, Perez was once again tapped to draw it.

    I sat down with George for a chat while he was signing at the recent Baltimore Comic-con. It was another blast from the past - the last time I'd interviewed him was for Fantagraphics' SPOTLIGHT ON GEORGE PEREZ (FOCUS ON GEORGE PEREZ) which was published 20 years ago or so. '80s nostalgia - you can't escape it!

    THE PULSE: So how long have you been working on JLA/AVENGERS?

    PEREZ: This current version was announced in March of last year so I didn't start working on it until last October. Even though I was drawing some pages, it didn't become a full time job until October, so only a year! Not quite as long as other people thought it was.

    THE PULSE: When is it coming out?

    PEREZ: I think it can come out in the summer 2003, but DC and Marvel want to play it safe, they want me to be inking issue 4 before they schedule it. This week I'm finishing inking issue 2, I'm three-quarters done penciling issue 3, and I'm waiting on the plot for issue 4. I'm progressing! Considering it's me penciling and inking the book, it's amazing it's going with this alacrity

    THE PULSE: Is this the only thing you're working on?

    PEREZ: As of October 1st I've started back at Crossgen after taking a one year leave and I've started on SOLUS with Barbara Kesel. I'm looking forward to that one. Rick Magyar is inking and Larry Mullen is our color artist.

    THE PULSE: With JLA/AVENGERS did the reality live up to the fantasy the second time around?

    [ Read more Pérez Interview at Pulse ]
     October 29, 2002 | Defender of Liberty Update
    From Andy Mangels, via George Pérez Group
    I believe that for a variety of reasons, the 2000 award was never actually presented to George. As far as I know from discussions with Charles, the award presented here was the long-late 2000 award.
     October 29, 2002 | Pérez Winner of Defender of Liberty
    From Jeff Mason, via Pulse
  • Image from CBLDF (May 2000)
  • Topic: BALTIMORE CON ESCAPES THE SNIPER
    posted 10-29-2002 04:36 PM

    Call me a geek, but I love convention centers, and really enjoyed the Baltimore Convention Center.

    I was really excited on Sunday to see so many people in downtown Baltimore all dressed up in costume and headed for the show, until I realized that those folks were actually dressed up in costume to attend the Baltimore Ravens/Pittsburgh Steelers football game.

    Seeing Charles Brownstein surprise George Perez by presenting him the absolutely gorgeous Defender of Liberty Award at the Friday was quite touching. I'm still thinking of ways that I can possibly help the comics industry and specifically the CBLDF so that some day I may be deserving of such an honor.

    (Vu: That last paragraph above confused me, because I did not know who actually won the award. Upon some research, I was able to find out that Charles Brownstein works for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, who are the presenters of the award. So it is a safe assumption that Pérez won the award! This was the original award that George was suposed to receive in 2000, please read Andy Mangel's explanation: October 29, 2002 | Defender of Liberty.)

     October 29, 2002 | Pulse's Baltimore Review
    From Pulse (thanks to ES)
    BALTIMORE CON ESCAPES THE SNIPER
    posted 10-29-2002 01:09 PM
    BY HEIDI MACDONALD

    (excerpt)

    Overall, those who came to get autographs and talk to their favorite creator didn't go away disappointed. Guests like George Perez, Mark Waid, Judd Winnick, Brad Meltzer and Rick Veitch were always busy, but their lines were never hideously long. Fans were able to spend time chatting with their favorite creators and getting sketches. In fact, you could probably have called it "Sketchbook Con." It was definitely an all-ages crowd, and kids in costume got in free. Several adorable tots dressed in superhero costumes provided the cute factor.

    [ Read more BALTIMORE CON ESCAPES THE SNIPER ]
     October 29, 2002 | Baltimore Convention Book
    From ES
  • BALTIMORE COMIC-CON 2002 CONVENTION BOOK, scan and information from ES
  •  October 28, 2002 | Karza's Baltimore Review
    From Baron Karza
    Baltimore Con
    Monday, October 28 2002 at 7:14AM

    Well the Baltimore convention for me was cool. Got to meet Mr. Perez finally. Though my friend and I drove him crazy with signing comics. He signed every issue of his Wonder Woman run for her, and I went on a Find Perez Issue hunt, and every time I found one, He signed it. Prime, Ultraforce, Wonder Woman, Superman. Anyway, Mr. Perez let us know with some excitment on his face that DC Comics is finally going to do Trade Paper backs of Wonder Woman 1-24. Of course you know, this is Mr. Perez's run of Wonder Woman. Thought you might like to know. Also he had the pencil cover for his new book there. OUTSTANDING!!!!!! Have fun.

     October 28, 2002 | JLA/A Cover Description
    From SunWuKong, via Avengers Comicboard
  • JLA/AVENGERS #1
  • Update of JLA/Avengers From Baltimore Comicon
    Monday, October 28 2002 at 13:24:01 GMT

    Okay, I went to the Baltimore Comicon and saw Mr. Perez there. As always, he was very cheerful and friendly towards everyone. I went to his panel and this is what I can remember regarding JLA/Avengers. Mr. Perez is nearly finished penciling issue three of the series and is almost done inking issue 2. He has yet to get the plotline for issue 4 from Kurt Busiek. From what he and Tom Brevoort can estimate, the mini-series will be avaliable sometime during summer of 2003. They say that they are going to do this right and convinced Marvel and DC to solicit the issues when they are nearly complete. Their argument was "DK2" and "Origin." I was lucky enough to see a fully colored copy of the gatefold cover for issue 1. What can I say? It was spectacular! It had all the head shots of the members of both super groups looking surprised at something in the sky.

     October 28, 2002 | Sellers' Baltimore Review
    From ES
  • Baltimore 2002
  • George Pérez (26 Oct 02)
  • Tom Brevoort and George Pérez (JLA/A Panel)
  • Meeting the Legend/Name the Magazine contest winner meets his Hero

    The picture with me and George came out nice but the Panel Picture and the Panel Discussions Board were both kind of blurry. Sorry.

    What can I say about Mr. Perez that hasn't been said a thousand times. The nicest man in comics. After being a fan for over seventeen years I finally got to meet the legend. This was my first convention experience ever. My first contact was unforgettable, I was able to listen to Mr. Gentleman George Perez discuss the upcoming JLA/AVENGERS in a hour long panel . The Panel Discussion was listed as Saturday 1:30p.m-2:30 p.m/Listen to George Perez and Marvel editor Tom Brevoort discuss the most anticipated comic of all time, JLA/AVENGERS. Tom and George were kind enough to give us updates and answer all the fans questions. I got up the courage to ask one question, I thought my heart was going to leap out my chest though, and was lucky enough to get the longest response from these two gentleman, now I know why Mr. Brevoort has the reputation of being the best editor in the business. They answered all of questions about the project, that they could with out giving away anything about the plot. They did give us some new info I hadn't read before (THANKS!!) George did state that he would also update the page count when he had the chance. Tom also state that it would not be 200 pages of Giant Starfishes. Ha! Ha! Mr. Perez and Mr. Brevoort enthusiasm for this project was overwhelming. Not only is the fans dream project but it is also their's. After the discussion I went back down stairs to finally meet Mr. Perez at his booth one on one. I had all these wonderful things I wanted to say to Mr. Perez, but when I was finally face to face. The only words that came out were Thank You for picking my choice of the Pacesetter for the George Perez Newsletter. Thank You. George was kind enough to sign my program (George drew the cover). After walking around in a daze for about 30 minutes, I just meet my Hero, I decided to go back and try to talk to him again. I also wanted to get a photo with him. When I got up back up to see him I was only able to mutter out the words. Can I get a picture with you? George smiled and said of course. George got up from the booth and put his arm out. I must not have moved because George said it would probably look like a silly picture if I wasn't in it. I asked the fan in front of me take it. I think he knew I was very nervous meeting him. What a Great guy!! I made it back one more time to see him in the hope that I would be able to speak intelligible to him and tell him how much I enjoyed his work. I was able this time to ask about a sketch and say Thank You again. I had a wonderful time at the convention. Thanks Mr. Perez for making my childhood dream come true.

     October 28, 2002 | SunWuWong's Baltimore Review
    From SunWuKong, via Forum
    What I know From Perez at Baltimore Comicon
    posted 10/28/02 3:22 AM

  • JLA/AVENGERS #1
  • Okay, I went to the Baltimore Comicon and saw Mr. Perez there. As always, he was very cheerful and friendly towards everyone. I went to his panel and this is what I can remember. First, an update on JLA/Avengers. Mr. Perez is nearly finished penciling issue three of the series and is almost done inking issue 2. He has yet to get the plotline for issue 4 from Kurt Busiek. From what he and Tom Brevoort can estimate, the mini-series will be avaliable sometime during summer of 2003. They say that they are going to do this right and convinced Marvel and DC to solicit the issues when they are nearly complete. Their argument was "DK2" and "Origin." I was lucky enough to see a fully colored copy of the gatefold cover for issue 1. What can I say? It was spectacular! It had all the head shots of the members of both super groups looking surprised at something in the sky.

    Now for his upcoming Crossgen project, "Solus." He says that the first issue might be solicted as early as Feb. or March of 2003! It stars a woman named Anya or Anna, who looks like Nicole Kidman and her side kick who is somewhat smaller than her. He was showing a penciled copy of the cover for the first issue and it will knock your socks off if you saw it! I can not even explain it since it's so rich in detail!

    All in all, I had a great time over there. He's coming back next year so hopefully other people can share the same experience as I have.

     October 26, 2002 | JLA/A Panel in Baltimore
    From ES, via Forum
    Mr. Perez are you still going to Baltimore?
    posted 10/27/02 2:09 AM

    Mr. Perez was there and it was fantastic. Mr. Perez is a true professional. Thanks for answering all our questions during the JLA/Avengers Panel. You are the Best.

    (Vu: Just for your information, the timestamp on the forum is UK time. Correct time should be about 10/26/02 8pm - sorry, I can't change it. Eric mentioned to me that Tom Brevoort was also at the panel. Keep tuning back for latest information.)

     October 21, 2002 | New Baltimore Banner
    From Vu
    Looks like this banner only appears on Pulse. The new banner is animated. See related for more details.

     October 14, 2002 | CBG #1510: Baltimore 2002
    From COMIC'S BUYERS GUIDE #1510 (25 Oct 02)
  • From "FF #60 promotes Baltimore Comic-Con" article by Nathan Melby
  •  October 7, 2002 | Baltimore 2002 Banner
    From Vu
    This banner have been floating around advertising the BALTIMORE COMIC-CON 2002. It features the art of George Pérez, as previously mentioned a few weeks ago (see related).

     September 25, 2002 |
    From PREVIEWS Vol 12, #10 (Oct 02)
  • Page 148, from PREVIEWS Vol 12, #10 (Oct 02)
  • THE BALTIMORE COMIC-CON 2002
    October 26-27, 2002
    $5.00
    www.comicon.com/baltimore

    Third Annual Baltimore Comic-Con

    Guests include: George Pérez, Mark Waid, Adam Hughes, Matt Wagner, Rick Veitch, Frank Cho, Michael Avon Oeming, Geoff Johns, Greg Horn, Neil Vokes, Roy Thomas, Jimmy Gownley, Steve Conley, Brad Meltzer, Judd Winick, Jeff Mason, Dean Haspiel, Frank Brunner, Martin Nodell, George Tuska, Chris Claremont, Julie Schwartz, and more

    Dealer and exhibitor tables still available!

    For information: Call 410-526-7410 or Visit: www.comicon.com/baltimore


    (Vu: Check out the new 2002 Superman artwork!)

     July 15, 2002 | Capt America's 50th Birthday
    From Jack Malley
    The cap. pic is older than sept 11. It was first used at The Baltimore Convention on cap's 50th birthday a couple of years ago.
     July 14, 2002 | Baltimore 2002
    From Vu
  • THE BALTIMORE COMIC-CON 2002
  • Here is a recent advertisment for THE BALTIMORE COMIC-CON 2002, printed in COMICS BUYERS GUIDE #1497 (26 July 2002).

    It looks like pretty much the main attraction is George Pérez who's artwork is used on their website (www.comicon.com/baltimore), this ad, and his name predominately listed first as guest.

    The main artwork is Pérez's cover to last year's BALTIMORE COMIC-CON 2001 PROGRAM BOOK. At first, I thought that the artwork was pre-9/11, but a closer look at my Timeline, it was a month after 9/11 (correction, see Capt America's 50th Birthday):

    Sep 11 - Terrorists attacks the World Trade Center and the Pentagon
    Sep 19 - AVENGERS: CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGERS TP (rep; CA, IP)
    Oct 17 - HEROES #1 (IA)
    Oct 28 - Baltimore Comic-Con, Baltimore, MD

    Also note that the location have changed to The Baltimore Convention Center, and it is a two-day event. For more information, you can always call them: 410-526-7410 or visit their website.

     July 12, 2002 | Inside FF#60 Deal
    From Newsarama
    INSIDE THE 200K FF#60 DEAL
    written by mbrady
    posted 07-11-2002 10:05 AM

    (excerpt)

    As reported by Newsarama over the weekend, Baltimore area retailer and Baltimore Comic-Con organizer Marc Nathan is set to make history for placing the largest single-retailer order in the history of the direct market, with 200,000 copies of Marvel’s promotional 9-cent Fantastic Four #60. The copies will be inserted into the October 20th Baltimore Sun, and will carry a customized cover promoting the convention the following weekend. Newsarama caught up with Nathan about his motivations and hopes for what, by most estimates, is a gamble.

    ...

    “It was still more than I had initially projected to pay, but I was still committed to doing it, because I love the idea. I don’t now if it’s going to work – it’s a very expensive gamble, but I think it could work. I’m not so optimistic that I think I’ll make 200,000 or even 20,000 brand new readers out of this, looking to find that nine year old with an introductory Fantastic Four story. If we get twenty kids, that’s wonderful. The guys that I’m trying to reach are the guys who read either The Death of Superman or McFarlane’s Spider-Man ten years ago, who think their old comics are worth something and may want to sell it at a show, or for whatever reason.

    “If I get them to the room, then I’ll let Chris Staros, Jeff Mason, Mark Wheatley and those guys give their sales pitches. Let them meet George Perez – that could change their whole outlook and get them thinking that maybe they will collect comics again. Frankly, content in comics today is far superior to what it was ten years ago when these readers quit. If these folks loved Jim Lee, Rob Liefeld and Todd McFarlane’s stuff, then they’re going to freak over what’s going on now – especially at Marvel. Marvel decided to hire writers – they don’t know that yet, and those are the kind of guys I’m trying to reach with this. For whatever reason, I’m trying to get them moving.”

    [ Read more INSIDE THE 200K FF#60 DEAL ]

     July 5, 2002 | Baltimore 2002 Update
    From Baltimore Comic-Con
  • Art by George Pérez, from the cover to BALTIMORE COMIC-CON 2001 PROGRAM BOOK
  • NOW TWO DAYS!!! October 26 and 27, 2002

    NEW, BIGGER LOCATION: THE BALTIMORE CONVENTION CENTER!

    GUESTS INCLUDE:
    George Perez
    The Avengers, New Teen Titans, CrossGen Chronicles, Avengers/JLA

    Mark Waid
    Fantastic Four, JLA, Ruse, Kingdom Come

    Adam Hughes
    Wonder Woman, Gen13, Maze Agency

    Matt Wagner
    Ultimate Team Up, Grendel, Mage, Green Arrow

    Geoff Johns
    The Flash, JSA, Avengers

    Frank Cho
    Liberty Meadows, Frank Cho Illustrator

    Michael Avon Oeming
    Powers, Hammer of the Gods, Bluntman & Chronic

    Greg Horn
    Cover Artist: Electra, Alias

    Frank Brunner
    Dr. Strange, Marvel Comics

    AND MORE...

    (Vu: Please note that the date has changed to the 26th and 27th. I am assuming George will be there for both days. Also it should be neat to point out that they link back to this website on their "and more" guests.)

     January 7, 2002 | Baltimore Comic-Con 2002
    From Baltimore Comic-Con
    THE BALTIMORE COMIC-CON 2002
    The Towson Sheraton
    Sunday, October 28th, 2002
    10:00 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    $5.00 admission.
    Kids under 12 in costume FREE with parent!

    Sheraton Baltimore North
    903 Dulaney Valley Road
    Towson, MD 21204
    (410) 321-7400

    Guests include:
    STERANKO
    Nick Fury Agent of SHIELD, Captain America, History of Comics

    George Perez
    The Avengers, New Teen Titans, CrossGen Chronicles, Avengers/JLA

    Adam Hughes
    Wonder Woman, Gen13, Maze Agency

    Matt Wagner
    Ultimate Team Up, Grendel, Mage, Green Arrow

    Frank Cho
    Liberty Meadows, Frank Cho Illustrator

    Michael Avon Oeming
    Powers, Hammer of the Gods, Bluntman & Chronic

    Gray Morrow
    Tarzan, The Body, Visionary
    And many, many more!!!

     January 7, 2002 | Convention Appearances 2002
    From George Pérez
    I just wanted to clear up some info regarding my 2002 convention appearances. Due to my heavy workload on JLA/AVENGERS (I'm pencilling the second issue and am almost 1/3 through the inking of the first) I will be doing only four conventions this year. They are:
    MegaCon (Orlando, FL) in February, Pittsburgh Comicon in April, Heroes Con (Charlotte, NC) in June and Baltimore Comicon in October. Unfortunately, I will not be attending either of the Wizard shows and will not be present in San Diego this year.
    I'll keep you up to date of any changes.
    Thanks for the great job you're doing with this site.


    11/19/2006 02:40:46

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