Marvel Comics and Wizard World, Inc. today revealed the latest edition of its 2014 series of exclusive variant covers of the best Marvel titles with the unveiling of 100th Anniversary X-Men Special #1, drawn by prolific Marvel artist Jorge Molina. VIP attendees at the inaugural Wizard World San Antonio Comic Con, August 1-3 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, will receive a free copy of the limited-edition book at registration.
Molina 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 exclusive version of 100th Anniversary X-Men Special #1 will be limited to 3,000 copies and provided free at registration to all Wizard World San Antonio Comic Con VIP attendees, including any celebrity VIP packages.
Molina's work follows the first seven 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; Wolverine #1, illustrated by noted cover artist Greg Horn, for Wizard World Sacramento Comic Con (March 7-9); Daredevil #1 by Michael Golden for Wizard World Louisville Comic Con (March 28-30); Wolverine & The X-Men #1 by David Mack for Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con (April 4-6); Hulk #1 by Mike Grell for Wizard World Minneapolis Comic Con (May 2-4); Amazing Spider-Man #1 by John Tyler Christopher for Wizard World Atlanta Comic Con (May 30 June 1) and Amazing Spider-Man #1.2 by J.G. Jones for Philadelphia Comic Con (June 19-22).
“Jorge Molina is the type of artist whose work leaps off the page and grabs readers attention,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “We couldn’t be happier to bring his level of craft to the upcoming 100th Anniversary X-Men special with this exclusive cover for Wizard World San Antonio.”
A native of Mexico, Molina has worked on such iconic comics as "X-Men," "Captain America," "Avengers" and "Superman/Batman." In addition to covers and interiors on numerous Marvel properties, the versatile Molina has done video games, comics, clothing design and product design for companies like UDON, Image, Top Cow, DC Comics, Crystal Dynamics, and Buzz Monkey.
“Jorge has been a popular figure in Artist Alley at our shows for a while,” says John Macaluso, Wizard World CEO. “We are excited about this interpretation of the X-Men franchise and his is an excellent addition to the year-long series that continue to be a big hit with our VIP attendees across the country.”
Have the X-Men of 2061 achieved Xavier's dream of mutants and humans living in harmony? Or will there always be a need for the X-Men? Writer: Jen Van; Artist: Jason Masters.
John Barrowman (“Arrow,” “Torchwood”), Jon Bernthal of “The Walking Dead,” William Shatner (Star Trek,“T.J. Hooker”), WWE® Superstar Bray Wyatt™, WWE® Divas The Bella Twins™, James Marsters (“Buffy The Vampire Slayer,” “Torchwood”), Manu Bennett (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,“Arrow”) and Michael Rosenbaum (“Smallville,” Justice League) are among the celebrities scheduled to attend Wizard World San Antonio Comic Con. It is the ninth of 16 events in the 2014 series produced by Wizard World, Inc. and will also feature a top-drawer collection of well-known comics artists and writers and a variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions.
About Wizard World
Wizard World, Inc. (wizardworld.com) produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, cosplay, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking. The events often feature celebrities from movies and TV, artists and writers, and events such as premieres, gaming tournaments, panels, and costume contests.
About Marvel Entertainment, LLC
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information, visit marvel.com.
Wizard World 2014 Schedule
January 24-26 Wizard World Portland Comic Con
February 7-9 Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con
March 7-9 Wizard World Sacramento Comic Con
March 28-30 Wizard World Louisville Comic Con
April 4-6 Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con
May 2-4 Wizard World Minneapolis Comic Con
May 30-June 1 Wizard World Atlanta Comic Con
June 19-22 Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con
August 1-3 Wizard World San Antonio Comic Con
August 21-24 Wizard World Chicago Comic Con
September 12-14 Wizard World Richmond Comic Con
September 26-28 Wizard World Nashville Comic Con
October 2-4 Wizard World Austin Comic Con
October 31-November 2 Wizard World Ohio Comic Con
November 7-9 Wizard World Tulsa Comic Con
November 21-23 Wizard World Reno Comic Con.