Capullo, Steranko, Grell, Horn Headline Artist Alley at Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia, May 17-20
April 24, 2018

Kurt Lehner, Jonathan Glapion, Ben Caldwell, Bob Camp, Arthur Suydam, Bob Camp, Stuart Sayger Among other Superstar Creators at Pennsylvania Convention Center; Creative Stage to Feature Demonstrations, Discussions all Weekend


Jim Steranko (© Luigi Novi - Wikimedia Commons.jpgPHILADELPHIA, April 24, 2018 Greg Capullo (“Batman,” “Metal”), Jim Steranko (“Nick Fury Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Captain America”), Mike Grell (“Green Arrow,” “Warlord”), Greg Horn (“Phoenix,” “Venom”), Kurt Lehner (“Gargoyles,” “Marvel Action Hour”), Bob Camp (“Ren & Stimpy”), Arthur Suydam (“Marvel Zombies”) and Stuart Sayger (“ROM,” “Micronauts”) are among the leading comics artists and writers scheduled to attend the 2018 Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia, May 17-20 at the Pennsylvania Convention in Center City Philadelphia.


This year is the 18th consecutive year that Wizard World takes over the Pennsylvania Convention Center, with a weekend that will feature many demonstrations and discussions at the Creative Stage. The event also marks the third since Wizard World’s recent partnership with Sony Pictures to find the next generation of movies as well as to engage in a number of strategic initiatives.


Artist Alley in Philadelphia will also feature such notable creators as Steve Geiger (“Punisher,” “Spider-Man”), Jeremy Clark (“GFT: Apocalypse,” “Day of the Dead”), Mostafa Moussa (“Superman,” “Fantastic Four”), Keith Foster (“Kodoja,” “3 Protectors”), Bob McLeod (“New Mutants,” “X-Men”), Ryan Kincaid (Zenescope, Upper Deck), Mark Kistler (“Secret City,” “Imagination Station”), Kensuke Okabayashi (“Magic The Gathering,” “Star Wars”), Jamal Jones (“The Mishaps of Dan,” “Specter Skelter”), Travis Langley ( Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Night, Wonder Woman Psychology: Lassoing the Truth) and others.


Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia will also feature non-stop live entertainment, gaming, exclusive Q&A sessions with top celebrities such as Sebastian Stan ( Captain America), Natalie Dormer (“Game of Thrones”), Stephen Amell (“Arrow”), Ezra Miller and Ray Fisher (Justice League ) and many others, a dedicated kids zone and more, along with Wizard World’s Master of Ceremonies, Kato Kaelin.


Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. The fifth event scheduled on the 2018 Wizard World calendar, the 2018 Philadelphia show hours are Thursday, May 17, 4-9 p.m.; Friday, May 18, noon-7 p.m.; Saturday, May 19, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, May 20, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Kids 10 and under are admitted free with paid adult.


Greg Capullo - Batman Court of Owls – Issue 8 .jpgWizard World Comic Con Philadelphia is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed – will roam the convention floor and participate in the famed Wizard World Costume Contest on Saturday evening.


For more on the 2018 Wizard World Philadelphia, visit .


About Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD)

Wizard World, Inc. ( ) produces comic, gaming and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, tech, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming and entertainment takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A’s, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Wizard World has also teamed with Sony Pictures Entertainment to find the next generation of movies as well as to engage in a number of strategic initiatives. Additional initiatives may include an augmented touring schedule of Wizard World shows, fixed-site installations, curated e-commerce, and the production and distribution of content both in the U.S. and internationally. Fans can interact with Wizard World at and on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media services.


The 2018 Wizard World convention schedule is available at: .

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on,, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post,,,, Boing-Boing,, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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