Creators and former staff who were part of Marvel UK and its publications will appear at the next London Film and Comic Con at Earl’s Court on Saturday 5th October.
Organiser Mike Conroy hopes the panel will prove a celebration of the company’s achievements – in particular, its US titles such as Dragons Claws, Death’s Head, Death’s Head II, Warheads, Motormouth.
The full list of Marvel UK creatives at the event will be confirmed in the next few days, but confirmed guests so far are Andy Lanning and Alan Cowsill, writers of the upcoming Revolutionary War mini series which will revive many Marvel UK characters next year; now Titan Comics editor Steve White, who edited the critically acclaimed Knights of Pendragon original series, along with many British Marvel UK titles; Dan Abnett, who wrote Death’s Head II and many more Marvel UK US titles during Paul Neary’s tenure in the 1990s as editor in chief (often with Andy Lanning); and John Freeman, former editor of Doctor Who Magazine, who also edited Death’s Head II, Warheads, the weekly UK comic Overkill, who is currently editor at digital comics publisher ROK Comics.
The event is intended to mark almost 25 years since Marvel UK made its first foray into the US market with Dragons Claws and Death’s Head, projects fronted by Comiccraft’s Richard Starkings.
Revolutionary War, which launches in January, is an eight-issue publishing event written by Andy Lanning and Alan Cowsill. The book celebrates the 20th anniversary of the 1992 Marvel UK line with revival issues for Death’s Head II, Knights of Pendragon, Dark Angel, Motormouth and more. A teaser image for the series, possibly by Mark Brooks, was posted on Twitter by the book’s editor, Steve Wacker, earlier this month.
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• Read our feature – Marvel UK’s “Genesis ’92″: Looking Back and What Might Have Been