GUESTS (Feb 11-12)

All guest appearances are subject to work commitments. Guests appear both days of the show unless otherwise noted.  Scroll down to bios for info on media guest prices. In rare instances some guests may have to postpone their appearances due to work commitments, we always try to note if that’s occurred as soon as possible. Please note, Media Guests charge to sign your items or their merchandise, and most charge a fee for photos with them. Most comic book guests do not charge for autographs, but it’s always wise to ask first.

Adam Hughes – ONLY Texas appearance in 2017, known for his covers on WONDER WOMAN, CATWOMAN, BATGIRL, TOMB RAIDER and FAIREST (with fellow Dallas Comic Show guest Phil Jimenez on interiors). He’s also contributed covers and art for various STAR WARS books, FIREFLY and SERENITY titles, and even PLAYBOY Magazine. His most recent work can be found in BETTY & VERONICA from Archie Comics.

Neal Adams – legendary artist of ACTION COMICS, AVENGERS, BATMAN, DETECTIVE COMICS, GREEN LANTERN, THE SPECTRE, STRANGE ADVENTURES, SUPERMAN and X-MEN. Adams co-created two iconic Batman villains, Man-Bat and Ra’s al Ghul, and also founded Continuity Studios in the 1970s and eventually Continuity Comics in the 1980s. Recent books include BATMAN: ODYSSEY, FIRST X-MEN, SUPERMAN: THE COMING OF THE SUPERMEN, and a really spectacular issue of HARLEY’S LITTLE BLACK BOOK in which Harley Quinn battles Superman.

Phil Jimenez – writer/artist/inker of 52, ADVENTURE COMICS, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, ASTONISHING X-MEN, FAIREST, INFINITE CRISIS, THE INVISIBLES, JLA, NEW TITANS, NEW X-MEN, OTHERWORLD, ROBIN, SPIDER-MAN: BRAND NEW DAY, SWAMP THING, TEAM TITANS, TEMPEST, TITANS (covers), WONDER WOMAN, X-O MANOWAR (covers) and so many more. His most recent work is in DC UNIVERSE REBIRTH #1 and SUPERWOMAN.

Mark Brooks – artist of STAR WARS: HAN SOLO, AMAZING FANTASY (where he co-created Araña), AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, ANT-MAN (covers), AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE (covers), CABLE / DEADPOOL, CLOAK AND DAGGER, DARTH VADER (covers), DEADPOOL (covers), FEARLESS DEFENDERS (covers), NEW X-MEN, STAR WARS (covers), STAR WARS: KANAN (covers), ULT SPIDER-MAN ANNUALS, ULTIMATE X-MEN, UNCANNY X-FORCE and X-MEN LEGACY (covers).

Kevin Nowlan – artist/inker of Marvel titles like DOCTOR STRANGE, WOLVERINE, SAVAGE WOLVERINE, X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, NEW MUTANTS, ALPHA FLIGHT, INCREDIBLE HULK, DEFENDERS. DC work includes ACTION COMICS, DC FIRST, GREEN LANTERN, METAMORPHO, SECRET ORIGINS and PLASTIC MAN (to name a few), plus several books in Dark Horse’s ALIENS line. Nowlan also contributed character designs to BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES.

Howard Chaykin – artist of Marvel’s original STAR WARS comics. He’s also the creator and artist of AMERICAN FLAGG! and has worked on popular titles like BLACKHAWK, THE SHADOW, WOLVERINE, NEW AVENGERS, HAWKGIRL and more. Chaykin was a frequent writer and Executive Script Consultant for THE FLASH 1990 television series starring John Wesley Shipp.

Joe Jusko – artist of THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN, VAMPIRELLA, TOMB RAIDER, PUNISHER, and more. His most impressive achievement has to be the instantly classic Marvel Masterpieces trading card collection, which to this day are some of the most popular and desired comic book trading cards ever made. He recently painted a whole new Master Masterpiece card set for Upper Deck. (POSTPONED – due to work commitments Joe Jusko is no longer able to attend)

Brandon Peterson – artist of UNCANNY X-MEN, ULTIMATE VISION, ULTIMATE EXTINCTION, STRANGE, ULTIMATE X-MEN, ASTONISHING X-MEN, MAGNETO REX, and X-MEN. He’s also worked for major independents like Top Cow (CODENAME: STRYKEFORCE and ARCANUM) and Crossgen (MYSTIC and CHIMERA). More recently fans have seen his art on AGE OF ULTRON and UNCANNY INHUMANS.

Cully Hamner – co-creator of RED with writer Warren Ellis. Cully is the artist of THE SHADE, BLUE BEETLE, THE QUESTION, GREEN LANTERN: MOSAIC and BLACK LIGHTNING… to name a few. Hamner, along with Jim Lee, redesigned the DC New 52 line of characters.

Cat Staggs – cover artist for THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERGIRL and SMALLVILLE Season 11. She’s worked on a variety of DC Comics titles including PHANTOM LADY, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, SENSATION COMICS FEATURING WONDER WOMAN, WONDER WOMAN ’77 SPECIAL. Cat is currently working on the Image Comics series CROSSWIND with writer Gail Simone.

James O’Barr – creator and artist of THE CROW comic book series, which has spawned four movies and a television series, statues and action figures. A new big screen reboot is also on its way.

Jeffrey Moy – well known for his work on various LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES titles for DC Comics. Impressive run on LEGIONNAIRES #19 all the way through 78, plus #0 and Annual 2! His work can also be found in LEGION: SECRET FILES, STAR TREK: VOYAGER – ELITE FORCE, STAR TREK: VOYAGER – FALSE COLORS, and STAR TREK / LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES.

Philip Moy – artist for 70 issues of THE POWERPUFF GIRLS comic book series. You can also see his work in CARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK (#29, 31, 33, 38, 41, 44 and 46), CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY (#26, 29, 36, 45 and 48), DEADPOOL, ELEMENTALS, HI HI PUFFY AMIYUMI, LEGIONNAIRES, PRIME, STAR TREK / LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES, WORLD OF WARCRAFT, X-CALIBRE and more, plus the STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT movie adaptation and LEGION: SECRET FILES #1.

Nick Derington – artist of DC Young Animal DOOM PATROL, collaborating with writer Gerard Way. Nick has worked on books like X-STATIX, CATWOMAN, THE PHANTOM and MADMAN.

John Lucas – artist/inker of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #39, BATMAN: STREETS OF GOTHAM, CIVIL WAR: CHRONICLES, CIVIL WAR: FRONTLINE, CODENAME: KNOCKOUT, CONAN: ROAD OF KINGS, DEADPOOL, DETECTIVE COMICS, THE EXTERMINATORS, FEAR AGENT, FOREVER MAELSTROM (working with fellow DCS guest Howard Chaykin), GENERATION M, THE MIGHTY CRUSADERS, ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN, UNCANNY X-FORCE and more.

Laura Martin – colorist extraordinaire on AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, AVENGERS, AVENGERS VS. X-MEN, BEFORE WATCHMEN: DR. MANHATTAN (with fellow guest Adam Hughes), BLACK LIGHTNING: YEAR ONE (with fellow guest Cully Hamner), BLACK PANTHER, CAPTAIN AMERICA, CIVIL WAR CHRONICLES, CIVIL WAR: FRONT LINE, DAREDEVIL, DETECTIVE COMICS, FEAR ITSELF, JLA, MIGHTY THOR, NEW AVENGERS, SECRET INVASION, SERENITY: THOSE LEFT BEHIND, SIEGE, THE STAND, Marvel’s new STAR WARS, SUPERMAN, SUPERMAN / BATMAN, THOR, ULTIMATE AVENGERS, ULTIMATES 2, UNCANNY AVENGERS, WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN, and X-MEN. Recent books include A-FORCE and WONDER WOMAN.

Sam de la Rosa – inker of major Marvel titles like AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, WEB OF SPIDER-MAN, SPIDER-MAN and VENOM: LETHAL PROTECTOR… to name a few.

Scott Harben – highly respected Dallas photographer who has worked on major advertising campaigns for movies like SPY KIDS and THE PUNISHER, and packaging design work for Lucasfilm on various STAR WARS projects.

Lawrence Reynolds – masterful painter who has done an official IRON MAN lithograph for Marvel, multiple projects for Lucasfilm and Topps, and covers for DC Comics on THE VAMPIRE DIARIES and SENSATION COMICS.

Kerry Gammill – legendary artist of POWER MAN/IRON FIST, MARVEL TEAM-UP, ACTION COMICS, SUPERMAN and more. Kerry has also been publishing Bela Lugosi’s TALES FROM THE GRAVE.

Steve Erwin – dynamic artist of DEATHSTROKE THE TERMINATOR, CHECKMATE, STAR TREK and the BATMAN RETURNS movie adaptation for DC Comics. Most recently illustrated the first Robert Heinlein comic book CITIZEN OF THE GALAXY.

Kez Wilson – artist/inker/writer of titles like SCARLETT, POWER OF THE ATOM, HAMMERLOCKE, WHAT THE?! and more.

Allison Sohn – trading card artist for THE LORD OF THE RINGS and STAR WARS, plus various Topps properties. She’s provided covers for LADY DEMON, RED SONJA, JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS and BETTY & VERONICA.

Mostafa Moussa – Texas based professional comic book inker/artist that has worked with Marvel Comics, Image Comics, IDW, Hasbro, and many others over his 15+ year career.

Cal Slayton – artist of SHADES OF BLUE and DEAD@17: ROUGH CUT. Sketch card artist of Marvel, DC, STAR WARS and THE WALKING DEAD.

Joel Adams – eldest son of Neal Adams, Joel began his art career at Continuity Studios on titles like MS MYSTIC and BUCKY O’HARE. Worked for Marvel Animation doing character design for THE HULK: ANIMATED SERIES in 1996. From there he went to FOX/Film Roman to Design the Emmy Award-winning Mike Judge series KING OF THE HILL, then to FOX Family to design NASCAR RACERS. Joel’s art has appeared on products for CAPTAIN SCARLET, THE MASK (animation), MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS, HARRY POTTER: THE GOBLET OF FIRE and more.

Buzz – fan-favorite artist of JSA, VENGEANCE OF VAMPIRELLA, KABUKI: MASKS OF THE NOH, X-FACTOR and more.

Matthew Warlick – prolific illustrator and designer who has had published pin-ups in THE ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN and THE LEGEND OF LUTHER STRODE. Topps sketchcard artist for STAR WARS.

Shonuff Studio (Halo Sama & Terry Parr)- Creators and artists of SHONUFF STUDIO PRESENTS anthology, AEROBICIDE – THE EXTREME NINJA WORKOUT (Ape Entertainment) and EL PESO HERO (Rio Bravo Comics).

Jeremy Megert – creator and artist of PRIMAL INSTINCT.

Marlin Shoop – artist of LARP! for Dark Horse Comics and G.I.JOE VS. COBRA.

Ken Lowery – writer of LIKE A VIRUS with Robert Wilson IV, and contributor to Monkeybrain’s BOO! HALLOWEEN STORIES and the STRANGE ROMANCE anthology.

Erik Reeves – Sketch Card artist for Marvel/Upperdeck, concept artist for TRANSFORMERS: WAR FOR CYBERTRON, and artist for Karrine Steffans’ VIXEN SANT ANGELO. Creator/artist of HOODRATZ IN SPACE. Cover artist for A.M. Griffins’ BABYLONIA JONES P.I. novels.

Matt Houk – professional illustrator and painter.

MastaJWood – comic illustrator of THE THANKLESS INDEBTED.

Brett Weiss – author of more than 1,500 published articles in publications like Comics Buyer’s Guide, Back Issue Magazine, Alter Ego, Game Informer, Gameroom Magazine, Classic Gamer Magazine, RETRO Magazine, Video Game Collector, Video Game Trader, Back Issue Magazine, AntiqueWeek, Fangoria, and Filmfax. Author of Encyclopedia of KISS, Retro Pop Culture A to Z, the “Classic Home Video Games” series and The 100 Greatest Console Video Games: 1977-1987.”

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MEDIA GUEST BIOS:

Nick Stahl – known for memorable roles in THE MAN WITHOUT A FACE, THE THIN RED LINE, DISTURBING BEHAVIOR, BULLY, Frank Miller’s SIN CITY (playing That Yellow Bastard), and TERMINATOR 3: RISE OF THE MACHINES (as John Connor). Nick was also the star of HBO’s fan-favorite series CARNIVALE. (Autograph $40, professional photo op $40)

John Wesley Shipp – Henry Allen and the “real” Jay Garrick on CW’s hit series THE FLASH. John originally rose to fame in the Soap Opera world playing “Kelly Nelson” on GUIDING LIGHT, then “Doug Cummings” on AS THE WORLD TURNS as well as “Martin Ellis” on SANTA BARBARA. In 1990 he starred in THE NEVERENDING STORY II: THE NEXT CHAPTER and THE FLASH television series based on the popular DC Comics character. One of his most famous TV roles was that of “Mitch Leery” on DAWSON’S CREEK. (Autograph $40, professional photo op $30)

Gil Gerard – star of BUCK ROGERS IN THE 25TH CENTURY. Gil also starred in films like AIRPORT ’77 and HOOCH, and this year’s THE NICE GUYS alongside Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling. He appeared in TV shows like SIDEKICKS, and provided the voice of Megatronus in TRANSFORMERS: ROBOTS IN DISGUISE. Gil recently starred as Admiral Sheehan in STAR TREK THE NEW VOYAGES: PHASE II. (Autograph $30, professional photo op $30)

Helen Slater – starred as Kara Zor-El in 1984’s SUPERGIRL movie, played Clark Kent’s Kryptonian mother Lara-El in SMALLVILLE, and Kara Danver’s Earth mother Eliza Danvers in the new SUPERGIRL series on The CW. Voiced Talia al Ghul in BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES, and Martha Kent in DC SUPER HERO GIRLS. Movie roles include THE LEGEND OF BILLIE JEAN, RUTHLESS PEOPLE, THE SECRET OF MY SUCCESS and CITY SLICKERS. She was also “soooooo good lookin’!” as Becky Gelke on SEINFELD. (Autograph $30, professional photo op $40)

Erin Gray – star of BUCK ROGERS IN THE 25TH CENTURY. Erin has appeared in movies like SIX PACK and JASON GOES TO HELL: THE FINAL FRIDAY, and in known for TV shows like SILVER SPOONS, BAYWATCH and even appeared in THE GUILD. (Autograph $40, professional photo op $40)

Kathy Najimy – star of SISTER ACT 1 & 2, HOCUS POCUS, RAT RACE and the Oscar-winning Disney/Pixar film WALL-E. She’s also appeared in movies like THE WEDDING PLANNER, STEP UP 3D, HOPE FLOATS, THE FISHER KING and many more. For 13 seasons she voiced Peggy Hill on KING OF THE HILL, starred in 3 seasons of VERONICA’S CLOSET, and was on the CBS drama NUMB3RS for a year. (Autograph $30, professional photo op $40)

“Hacksaw” Jim Duggan – The King of the WWF! The first Royal Rumble winner! James Edward “Jim” Duggan Jr., better known by his ring name “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan, is professional wrestling royalty. He’s battled everyone from André the Giant to “Stone Cold” Steve Austin. Jim’s best-known character is that of American Patriot, which sees him use a 2×4 length of wood as a weapon, the battle cry “Hooo!” and the “U-S-A!” cheer. On April 2, 2011, Duggan was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. (Autograph $TBA, professional photo op $TBA)

Reggie Rolle and Amy Rolle – Reggie played Damon Henderson aka The Green Ranger in POWER RANGERS LOST GALAXY, again in an episode of POWER RANGERS LIGHTSPEED RESCUE and “The Legendary Battle” episode of POWER RANGERS MEGAFORCE, released on video as POWER RANGERS SUPER MEGAFORCE: THE LEGENDARY BATTLE. Amy (credited then as Amy Miller) starred in POWER RANGERS LOST GALAXY as “Trakeena”, appearing in 34 episodes. They’re hosting a post-show VIP Meet & Greet party on Sunday (details at the link). (T-shirts are $30, signed photos are $25 or two for $40, or it’s $20 to sign your item) NOTE: They are appearing Saturday at 1:00pm until close, all day Sunday.

Alexis Cruz – played “Skaara” in STARGATE (1995), a role he successfully reprised in the hit series STARGATE SG-1. Cruz has appeared in movies like ROOFTOPS, WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE, DRAG ME TO HELL and ALTERGEIST, and hit TV shows like TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL, AMERICAN FAMILY, and SHARK. (Autograph $20, professional photo op $20)

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COSPLAYER GUEST AND FAN GROUP BIOS:

Jennifer Van Damsel – Houston-based cosplayer who frequently streams on Twitch, and has put together awesome variation on Velma (from Scooby-Doo), Chucky and Spider-Gwen.

MCubed Cosplay – DFW based but Houston born and raised cosplayer and model most widely known for her movie-accurate Slave Leia and Rey. Marla has served as a Cosplay Against Bullying guest at Indy Pop Con and as a 501st Diamond Garrison Cosplay Guest at Comi-Conway.

Clever Fangirl – passionate cosplayer who runs CleverFanGirl.com born out of her passion for fan conventions and the journalist wiggling around inside. There she posts updates and reviews on the latest fan cons happening in Dallas, and frequently hosts fun giveaways.

Star Garrison of the 501st Legion – we’re honored to have a large number of The Star Garrison of The 501st Legion joining us. The 501st Legion is a worldwide Star Wars costuming organization comprised of and operated by Star Wars fans. The troopers and other costumed favorites will be on hand for some incredible photo opportunities. If you’re a Star Wars fan, or have kids who love the characters, make sure to stop by and say hi to these fine folks. More info on The Star Garrison at their official Facebook page.

Jacob Long – local Cosplay Ambassador and leader of our Cosplay Community. Jacob is the man to go to if you’re in need of on-site Cosplay assistance.

WhoFEST – local Doctor Who convention promoting their upcoming WHOFEST 4 event.

Heroic Inner Kids – cosplayer fundraising and community awareness group.

The Bluesmobile and the Mach 5 – on Sunday, February 12, check out these two beautiful rides up close and personal out in front of the convention center. Click the link for more info.