It was recently announced that Geoff Johns, Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment, and Jim Lee, Co-Publisher of DC Entertainment, will head the list of top talent who will be attending New York Comic Con (NYCC) on behalf of comic book publisher DC Entertainment. Johns and Lee will be Spotlight guests at the annual pop culture extravaganza, where they will be joined by other leading DCE guests who will be announced in the near future. This is the first guest announcement for the 2012 edition of NYCC. Show organizers note that while more major guest announcements will follow in the weeks and months ahead, they are pleased that this first announcement is focused on two of the comic industry’s leading talents. Once again, DC Entertainment will occupy a centrally located booth on the NYCC show floor where fans will have an opportunity to mix and mingle with writers, artists and staff.
Johns and Lee have been busy recently setting the stage and the tone for DC Comics’ The New 52, the biggest line-wide relaunch in the history of the comic book medium. Justice League #1 has had 8 printings since it was published in August ’11 and was Diamond Comic Distributors’ top-selling comic book of 2011. Mr. Johns and Mr. Lee will be in New York City Friday, May 11, 2012 to sign copies of the new hardcover release JUSTICE LEAGUE VOL. 1: ORIGIN, a story about how the World’s Greatest Super Heroes interact when meeting for the very first time. The signing will take place at Midtown Comics (downtown location), 64 Fulton Street, 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Midtown Comics is a partner with New York Comic Con and will have NYCC tickets on sale soon and will be the exclusive retailer for NYCC 4-Day tickets.