Kieron Gillen is the latest name to be added to an already stellar line-up of guests at Portsmouth’s Comic Con on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May 2019.
Gillen is a British writer with an impressive CV that includes creator-owned books Phonogram and The Wicked And The Divine both with artist Jamie McKelvie. He has also worked extensively for Marvel on books like Young Avengers, Journey Into Mystery and Uncanny X-Men. He was also the writer on Marvel’s popular Star Wars: Darth Vader and is currently the co-creator of Image’s popular DIE series with artist Stephanie Hans. This is his first trip to Portsmouth Comic Con.
Gillen joins previously announced guests including Liam Sharp, Roy Thomas, Steve Englehart, The Etherington Brothers and many more. It is with regret that JM De Matteis has withdrawn from the show.
With a special emphasis on the 80th anniversary of Batman and because it is Star Wars weekend, a full programme of panels, displays, workshops, exhibitions and entertainment is also being planned including VR, motion capture, robots and retro gaming along with an even bigger Comic City of comics, art, prints, crafts, toys, collectables and merch.
Tickets with an Early Bird discount are available until end of February, after which time the prices will rise. A sell out event in 2018, people are advised to book early to avoid disappointment at www.portsmouthcomiccon.com or 0844 847 2362 (calls cost 7p per minute + phone company access charge).