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Baltimore Comic-Con Welcomes Walter Simonson in Time for Thor Release
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - April 29, 2011 - Just in time for the release of Marvel Studio's motion picture Thor, which opens on May 6, 2011, the Baltimore Comic-Con is happy to announce classic Thor writer/artist Walter Simonson as a confirmed guest for this year's show. The show will take place August 20-21, 2011 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland.
Simonson is best known for his run on The Mighty Thor throughout the 1980s. His classic run was recently collected by Marvel in The Mighty Thor Omnibus by Walter Simonson, a massive tome which featured issues #337-355, #357-369, and #371-382, as well as the mini-series, Balder the Brave #1-4.
Simonson will be joining a host of other creators who have worked on the God of Thunder attending this year's show, including inker Mark Morales and colorist Laura Martin. Morales was nominated for the Harvey Award for Best Inker on Thor in 2008, 2009 and 2010, winning the Award in 2009. Martin was nominated for the Harvey Award for Best Colorist on Thor in 2008 and 2009, taking home the Award in 2008. Both artists were part of the creative team that reintroduced Thor and the other Asgardians into the Marvel Universe.
"Walter Simonson is one of the seminal creators to have both written and illustrated Thor," said Marc Nathan, show promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. "His work redefined the character in the '80s and with the release of Marvel Studio's Thor next week, the timing to revisit his run couldn't be better. We are thrilled to have him attending the show again this year."
Other confirmed guests for the Baltimore Comic-Con including: Jason Aaron (Scalped, PunisherMAX); Charlie Adlard (The Walking Dead); Cliff Chiang (Greendale); Frank Cho (Jungle Girl, Hulk); David Finch (Brightest Day, Batman: The Dark Knight); Ron Frenz (Spider-Girl); Mike Grell (Action Comics, The Pilgrim); Steve Hamaker (Bone); Jamal Igle (Supergirl, Zatanna); J.G. Jones (Doc Savage, DC Universe Legacies); Barry Kitson (Secret Invasion, Amazing Spider-Man); David Petersen (Mouse Guard); Brandon Peterson (Ultimate Vision, Strange); Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo); Jeff Smith (Bone, RASL); and Nick Spencer (Morning Glories, Iron Man 2.0).
This year's Baltimore Comic-Con will be held August 20-21, 2011. 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, August 21th.
About The Baltimore Comic-Con
The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 12th year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. With a guest list unequaled in the industry, the Baltimore Comic-Con will be held August 20-21, 2011. For more information, please visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com.