John Romita Sr. Joins Stan Lee at Baltimore Comic-Con

I'm going to wager that if you could pick two comic professionals to spend an evening in a bar with, Stan Lee and John Romita Sr. would likely be two names near the top of the list. Sadly, the option is limited to close friends and family of the duo. You can, however, spend time with them at a panel at Baltimore Comic-Con if you should choose to do so. Say, Saturday, September 8 at 4:30 PM?

Not only will the duo be at the panel, but Stan Stan Lee Collectibles will have a limited edition poster for sale at the show. A small number of these limited edition posters have been reserved for VIP and VIP GOLD ticket holders to ensure they are able to purchase one. Limited quantities are available for purchase by attendees. The posters may be purchased at booth 1507-1508 on the showroom floor.

Stan Lee will be doing signings throughout the weekend. Full press release below.

John Romita Sr. Joins Stan Lee for Panel at the Baltimore Comic-Con

Limited edition print available for purchase by
VIP and VIP GOLD Ticket Holders

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - September 3, 2012 - The Baltimore Comic-Con is proud to announce that John Romita Sr.will join Stan Lee for his panel, to be held Saturday afternoon, September 8th at 4:30pm. John is appearing on behalf of the Hero Initiative.ASM692 watermark

Best known for his work at Marvel Comics on theAmazing Spider-Man, John began working for the company at Atlas Comics in the 1950s on war, romance, horror, and other genres.  He freelanced at DC Comics in the mid-1950s on romance titles and cover art, eventually leaving to work as a commercial artist before being lured back to Marvel full time where he spent time working on Daredevil, Fantastic Four, and eventually his long run on Amazing Spider-Man, defining for many the look of the Spider-Man characters.

In addition, Stan Lee Collectibles is pleased to announce that they will have a limited edition poster for sale at the show.  A small number of these limited edition posters have been reserved for VIP and VIP GOLD ticket holders to ensure they are able to purchase one.  Limited quantities are available for purchase by attendees.  The posters may be purchased at booth 1507-1508 on the showroom floor.

Finally, we are pleased to announce Stan's Appearance Schedule while at the Baltimore Comic-Con:

Saturday (times are approximate)
10:30 -12:00 - SIGNING
12:30 -  1:30 - PHOTOS
  2:00 -  3:30 - SIGNING
  3:45 -  4:25 - PHOTOS
  4:30 -  5:30 - PANEL
  5:45 -  TBD - SIGNING

Sunday (times are approximate)
10:00 - 11:00 - PHOTOS
11:00 - 12:00 - SIGNING
  1:00 -   4:00 - SIGNING & PHOTOS - EXACT TIMES TBD

The Hero Initiative is a federally charted not-for-profit corporation dedicated to helping comic book creators in their hour on need. By providing financial safety nets for medical aid, financial support for the necessities of life, and an avenue back to paying work, the Hero Initiative, through the support of its donors, has been able to grant more than $500,000 to over 50 comic veterans.

For more information about how to help support the Hero Initiative, please visit
General Admission
General Admission tickets for Saturday, Sunday, and the weekend are available
Stan Lee will now be appearing both days at the show. While one Stan Lee autograph and one Stan Lee photograph is included with each VIP Admission and each VIP GOLD Admission, attendees can now purchase individual autographs from our website. In addition, VIP and VIP GOLD attendees can purchase additional individual autographs from Stan Lee with these autograph tickets.  Purchase yours at
VIP Ticket holders receive:
* 30-minute early admission on both days of the show 
* One (1) item SIGNED by Stan Lee 
* One (1) PHOTOGRAPH with Stan Lee
* Fast track access to for Stan's signing line and his photo line
* Priority Seating at Stan's panel on Saturday 
* Stan Lee t-shirt courtesy of StylinOnline
* Frank Cho Liberty Meadows Calendar

VIP GOLD Ticket holders receive:

* EXCLUSIVE Friday-night Q&A panel at the hotel of Stan Lee and friends, including Walt Simonson, Louise Simonson, Herb Trimpe, Frank Cho, Barry Kitson, Mark Buckingham, Larry Hama, and Roger Stern.  JUST ADDED -- Mark Waid will now moderate the Stan Lee and friends panel! 
* EXCLUSIVE "meet and greet" with Stan and Guests following the panel. 
* EXCLUSIVE signing time where Stan will sign the VIP GOLD member's ITEM at the Friday event! (Skip the Saturday line entirely!) 
Plus all benefits of the VIP Ticket holder:
* 30-minute early admission on both days of the show 
* One (1) item SIGNED by Stan Lee
* One (1) PHOTOGRAPH with Stan Lee
* Fast track access to for Stan's signing line and his photo line
* Priority Seating at Stan's panel on Saturday 
* Stan Lee t-shirt courtesy of StylinOnline
* Frank Cho Liberty Meadows Calendar

VIP and VIP GOLD Ticket purchasers will receive details (times, places, etc.) approximately 1 week before the show.
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The Harvey Awards
 The Harvey Awards will be held on the night of Saturday, September 8th, and 
tickets are on sale now! Tickets to the event, which includes full cocktail hour (cash bar), full service dinner (featuring a Baltimore Crabcake!), awards ceremony, and a gift bag, are now available for $125. Tickets are available at our website via credit card or Paypal at

I'll See You In Baltimore 2012This year's confirmed guests for the show including: Guest of Honor, Stan "The Man" Lee (Saturday only!); Neal Adams (First X-Men, Baman:  Odyssey); Jason Adams (Sculptor); Josh Adams (Doctor Who, Sherlock); Dave Aikins (SpongeBob andDora the Explorer children's books illustrator); Ken Bald (Golden Age Timely/Marvel Artist); Marty Baumann (Pixar artist); Brian Bolland (Dial H, Cover Story: The DC Comics Art of Brian Bolland);Tom Brevoort (Avengers); Harold Buchholz (Archie Comics); Mark Buckingham (Fables, Doctor Who); Jim Calafiore (Secret Six); Frank Cammuso (Knights of the Lunch Table, Otto's Orange Day); Greg Capullo (Batman, Spawn); Richard Case (Artist Alley Comics, Doom Patrol); Tommy Castillo (Grimm Fairy Tales); Bernard Chang (DC Comics Presents, War of the Green Lanterns); Jo Chen (Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight - Saturday only!); Sean Chen (Steel, Avengers Academy, Voltron); Jim Cheung (Avengers vs. X-Men, AVX VS., Spider-Men);Cliff Chiang (Wonder Woman); Frank Cho (Avengers vs. X-Men, Liberty Meadows); Mike Choi (Fantastic Four, Demon Knights, Captain Atom); Steve Conley (Bloop webcomic;Geof Darrow (Shaolin Cowboy); Lar deSouza (Looking For Group, Least I Could Do); Todd Dezago (Perhapanauts); Dan Didio (O.M.A.C.); Eryk Donovan (SEQAPUNCH anthology, 'Ringo Scholarship Recipient); Joe Eisma (Morning Glories); Garth Ennis (The Shadow, Hellblazer, Preacher, The Boys); Rich Faber (Roboy Red); Ray Fawkes (One Soul); Joshua Hale Fialkov (I, Vampire, Echoes, Last of the Greats); David Finch (Batman:  The Dark Knight); Anthony Fleecs (In My Lifetime); Francesco Francavilla (The Black Beetle, Swamp Thing, Captain America and Black Widow); Franco (Tiny Titans, Superman Family Adventures); John Gallagher (Buzzboy); SL Gallant (G.I. Joe); Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman); Bryan J.L. Glass (Mice Templar); Mike Gold (Mike Gold - Editor, DC Comics, Co-Founder and Editor First Comics); Jimmy Gownley (Amelia Rules!); Dan Green (Amazing Spider-Man, Wonder Woman, Legion of Super-Heroes); Randy Green (Artist Alley Comics, Witchblade); Brad Guigar (Evil Inc.); Gene Ha (Justice League); Larry Hama (G.I. Joe, Wolverine, The 'Nam); Cully Hamner (Action Comics); Scott Hanna (Green Lantern Corps); Dean Haspiel (Billy Dogma, ACT-I-VATE, Trip City); Marc Hempel (Sandman, Gregory, Blood of the Innocent); Eric Henson (Perhapanauts : Danger Down Under); Greg Horn (Max Payne, Avengers DK, Avengers Academy); Jason Horn (Ninjasaur); Jamal Igle (KISS, Supergirl, The Ray); Chris Ivy (Hero Comics, Army of Darkness); J.G. Jones (Wanted, Doc Savage); Justin Jordan (Shadowman), Chris Kemple (Artist Alley Comics, Negative Burn); Denis Kitchen (Kitchen Sink Press); Barry Kitson (Captain America, Iron Man, Fantastic Four);Roger Langridge (Snarked, Popeye, The Muppets, Thor the Mighty Avenger); Greg LaRocque (Web of Spider-Man, The Avengers, Legion of Super Heroes); Erik Larsen (Savage Dragon); Janet Lee (Return of the Dapper Men); Norman Lee (Uncanny X-Men, New Mutants, Wolverine and the X-Men); Jeff Lemire (Sweet Tooth, Justice League Dark, Animal Man, Essex County); Paul Levitz (DC Comics, Legion of Super Heroes); Joe Linsner (Dawn); David Mack (Kabuki); Kevin Maguire (World's Finest); Mark Mariano (Happyloo); Laura Martin (Avengers vs. X-Men, Captain America, 100 Penny Press: The Rocketeer); Ron Marz (Artifacts, Voodoo); Bob McLeod (DC Comics Presents: Wonder Woman); Carla Speed McNeil (Finder); Pop Mhan (Gears of War, Blank, Ender's Game); Mark Morales (Avengers vs. X-Men); Dave Nestler (Salem's Daughter: The Haunting, Grimm Fairy Tales); Jamar Nicholas (Leon: Protector of the Playground); Cary Nord (X-O Manowar, Conan); Dan Parent (Archie, Veronica, Kevin Keller); Dan Parsons (Star Wars artist); Andrew Pepoy (Fables, The Simpsons, Simone & Ajax); David Petersen (Mouse Guard); Brandon Peterson (Uncanny X-Men, Ultimates Comics Ultimates); Khoi Pham (X-Men); Paul Pope (THB, Adventure Time); Eric Powell (The Goon); Brian Pulido (Lady Death); Frank Quitely (All Star Superman, Batman & Robin); Mike Raicht (Stuff of Legend, Infestation: G.I. Joe, Dark Shadows); Tom Raney (Suicide Squad, Incredible Hulk, Avengers Academy); Joe Rivera (Daredevil); Paolo Rivera (Daredevil); John Romita, Jr. (Avengers Vs. X-Men); Don Rosa (Uncle Scrooge); Craig Rousseau (Perhapanauts, Marvel Super-Heroes); Joe Rubinstein (Agent Marc Sanders, Green Hornet Golden Age Remastered); Andy Runton (Owly); Christophe Ryder (Dames in the Atomic Age); Scott Christian Sava (The Dreamland Chronicles); Stuart Sayger (Infestation 2: 30 Days of Night One-Shot); Matteo Scalera (Secret Avengers, Irredeemable, Valen the Outcast, Wolverine & the X-Men); Louise Simonson (Rocketeer Adventures, Power Pack); Walter Simonson (Thor, Legion of Super-Heroes, Avengers); Matthew Dow Smith (BlackburnBurrow, Doctor Who); Scott Snyder (Batman, Severed, Swamp Thing); John K. Snyder III (Zorro Rides Again); Nicky Soh (LIQUID CITY, 'Ringo Scholarship Recipient); Ryan Sohmer (Looking For Group, Least I Could Do); Mark Sparacio (Liberty Girl, Omega Paradox, Jonah Hex); Chris Sparks (Team Cul de Sac); Jim Starlin (Infinity Gauntlet, Dreadstar, Captain Marvel); Brian Stelfreeze (ICE);Roger Stern (Hulk Smash Avengers, The Captain America Corps); Paul Storrie (Twisted Journeys, Sheena: Queen of the Jungle); Karl Story (Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9); Robert Tinnell (Flesh & Blood, EZ Street, Wicked West); Peter Tomasi (Batman and Robin); Herb Trimpe (G.I. Joe, Wolverine); Tim Truman (Hawken, Grimjack); Billy Tucci (A Child Is Born, Shi); Fred Van Lente (Archer & Armstrong), Robert Venditti (X-O Manowar, Surrogates); Neil Vokes (Flesh And Blood, The Dark Forest); Dave Wachter (Night of 1000 Wolves); Matt Wagner (Tower Chronicles, Mage, Grendel); Mark Waid (Daredevil, Incorruptible, Irredeemable); Matt Webb (Flesh and Blood, John Byrne's Next Men, Zombie Tales); Mark Wheatley (Frankenstein Mobster, Fables, Blood of the Innocent); Matt Wieringo ('Ringo Scholarship Fund); Rich Woodall (Artist Alley Comics, Johnny Raygun); Bernie Wrightson (Frankenstein); Kelly Yates (Dr. Who: A Fairytale Life, Amber Atoms); Thom Zahler (Love and Capes); Chrissie Zullo (Cinderella, Fables).

In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our websiteTwitter, and Facebook pages.

This year's Baltimore Comic-Con will be held September 8-9, 2012. Convention hours are Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM and Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM. The ceremony and banquet for the Harvey Awards will be held Saturday night, September 8th.

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