Baltimore Comic Con: Additional Creators Added!

Joining the ever growing list of creators attending Baltimore Comic Con is Neal & Josh Adams, Artist/Musician Billy Martin, and Mark Bagley; this is really shaping up to be a great con!

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Neal Adams HungerSilver Age artist and creator-rights advocate, Neil Adams’s work on such DC Comics characters as Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, and Green Arrow throughout the ’60s and ’70s redefined an era of comics, and brought a photo-realistic feel to the pages of their respective books. His eye for detail and definition elevated the art form to levels that had previously been seen only in fantasy illustration.

In the late-’60s, while freelancing for DC Comics, Adams also began working at Marvel Comics on X-Men with Roy Thomas. He continued to work for DC and Marvel throughout the late-’60s and ’70s, working on the titles The Avengers, Detective Comics, and Green Lantern/Green Arrow.

In addition, Adams crusaded for years to secure pensions and recognition for Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, creators of Superman and, in 1978, he helped form the Comics Creators Guide. He was inducted into the Eisner Awards’ Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 1998, and the Harvey Awards’ Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1999. Most recently, he finished working on the covers for Marvel Comics’ First X-Men.

Josh Adams DoctorJosh Adams, the artist for IDW’s Doctor Who series, has achieved notoriety on the Internet for his exquisitely designed Sherlock Holmes illustrations. He has worked throughout the industry for companies such as DC Comics (House of Mystery, JSA, Batman Odyssey) and Marvel Comics (Astonishing X-Men Motion Comic), as well as on Syfy shows likeEureka, Battlestar Galactica, Warehouse 13, and Alphas.

“I love Baltimore because they know that the best crabs come from the Bay and the best comics are found at the Baltimore Comic-Con,” said Josh of the Baltimore Comic-Con and the city that hosts it.

Vitriol by Billy Martin

Billy Martin, a native of Annapolis, MD, is probably best known as the lead guitarist of the band Good Charlotte. But, in addition to creating his music, he is currently drawing and co-writing Vitriol, The Hunter for IDW Publishing. As his first foray into comics, Vitriol is a six issue series that brings together grisly, gothic horror with sci-fi adventure set in the year 2127 in the fictional city of Basilika. The series follows the journey of Basilika City’s last great hope, Vitriol, as he stands as the only force that can stop Lord Barthus and his heinous vampire regime from overtaking the city.
“This book has traveled everywhere I have on tour over the last few years,” said Martin in an interview on IDW’s website. “I’ve had a light table and art supplies set up on countless buses and hotel rooms across the world.”
Bagley cover
A long-time Marvel Comics artist, Mark Bagley got his break in comics after winning the Marvel Try-out Book Contest in 1983. Starting out working on the Visionaries and New Universe lines of books, Bagley eventually landed the art duties for New Warriors. He stayed on the book for the first 25 issues before transitioning to take over the art for Amazing Spider-Man.After a 64-issue run on Amazing Spider-Man, Bagley went on to have a 50-issue run on Thunderbolts and a career-defining run on Ultimate Spider-Man – where he and collaborator, Brian Michael Bendis, broke the record for longest continuous run of any creative team with 111 issues (previously held by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby at 103 issues).In 2008, Bagley signed a 3-year exclusive contract with DC Comics, but returned to Marvel in 2011 and reunited with Bendis to work on the Death of Spider-Man arc in Ultimate Spider-Man and Brilliant for Marvel’s Icon Imprint. He is currently drawing Marvel NOW!’s Fantastic Four.