VIP Attendees Receive Free Copy, April 4-6; Continues Year-long Series In Which Marvel Will Offer Exclusive Books At All 16 Wizard World Shows
Marvel Comics and Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) today revealed the latest edition of its 2014 series of exclusive variant covers of the best Marvel titles with the unveiling of Wolverine And The X-Men #1, drawn by New York Times Best Selling author and artist David Mack. VIP attendees at Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con, April 4-6 at America’s Center, will receive a free copy of the limited-edition book at registration.
Mack is scheduled to be on site at the event to sign copies (autograph fees may apply). Leading professional comic grader CGC will also be on hand to accept books for grading and Signature Series.
The colored version of Wolverine And The X-Men #1 will be limited to 3,000 copies and provided free at registration to all Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con VIP attendees, including any celebrity VIP packages.
Mack’s Wolverine And The X-Men #1 follows the first three entries, Miracleman #1 and Miracleman #2, both drawn by Eisner Award Hall of Famer Neal Adams for Wizard World Portland Comic Con (Jan. 24-26) and New Orleans Comic Con (Feb. 7-9), respectively, and Wolverine #1, illustrated by noted cover artist Greg Horn, for Wizard World Sacramento Comic Con (March 7-9). Artwork is also complete for Daredevil #1 by Michael Golden for Wizard World Louisville Comic Con (March 28-30).
“We’re very excited to partner with Wizard to bring this exclusive David Mack cover to Wolverine and the X-Men #1,” says Marvel SVP, Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “What Jason [Latour] and Mahmud [Asrar] are putting together is a very exciting series that’s sure to be a hit and we’re proud to team up with Wizard to help make the launch of the book extra special.”
Mack is the writer and artist of the Kabuki graphic novels and Daredevil from Marvel Comics and the author and artist of his children’s book The Shy Creatures from MacMillan. His work has garnered nominations for seven Eisner Awards, four International Eagle Awards, and both the Harvey and Kirby Awards in the category of Best New Talent.
“David is a favorite among Wizard World fans, and we’re honored and excited to have his take on the Wolverine vs. X-Men franchise in this collectible.” says John Macaluso, Wizard World CEO. “This series from Marvel continues to produce high-quality books that our attendees have been anticipating at each event.”
Welcome to the Jean Grey School Of Higher Learning! The All New Marvel Now smash hit series schools with Jason Latour (Winter Soldier) and Mahmud Asrar (X-Men) leading the charge with drama, action and homework(?)!
World-famous X-Men Wolverine, Storm, and a star-studded faculty must educate the next generation all-powerful, but inexperienced mutants! But with their own lives steeped in deadly enemies and personal crises, how can the X-Men guide and educate–let alone defend–the school?
At the Jean Grey School, you never know who will enroll…or who will lead the class! And what mysterious organization waits in the shadows to destroy Wolverine’s mutant sanctuary?
These questions and more are answered in the All-New Marvel Now sure-to-be-smash, Wolverine And The X-Men #1!
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