Today New York Comic-Con (NYCC) organizers have announced that Marvel Comics will provide the original poster art for the 2012 edition of the annual pop culture extravaganza. Marvel has just revealed the art work, which will feature The Avengers in an iconic New York City setting. The specially created poster will figure prominently in NYCC’s advertising and promotional campaign and will be featured at the convention as well as in comic shops around the tri-state area, as well as on the MTA and LIRR railroads. Well-known and accomplished Marvel Comics artist Steve McNiven drew the poster art, which showcases Iron Man, Hulk, Thor and Captain America in the newly-designed costumes they will be sporting as part of the new Marvel NOW! initiative launching in stores in October. Steve McNiven will also be a Spotlight Guest at NYCC this year.
New York Comic-Con, which will take place October 11 – 14, 2012 at NYC’s Javits Center, is one of New York’s largest annual events, last year attracting over 100,000 attendees. The pop culture convention draws a wide cross section of fans eager to meet and greet creators, actors, writers, musicians and artists.
Once again, Marvel Entertainment will have a 3000 square foot booth on the show floor at NYCC, where attendees will have ample room and opportunity to mingle with creators and staff including Joe Quesada, Chief Creative Officer of Marvel Entertainment and Axel Alonso, Marvel’s Editor-in-Chief. Other Marvel Spotlight Guests who will be on hand to greet fans will be Kieron Gillen, Jonathan Hickman, Rick Remender, Esad Ribic, Dan Slott and the previously mentioned Steve McNiven. Organizers note that many more guests will be announced over the next few weeks and fans should keep their eyes on NYCC’s website and blog for additional comics, entertainment and anime announcements.
Tickets for New York Comic-Con 2012 are currently on sale at NewYorkComicCon.com.
Check out the Marvel Comics Steve McNiven-drawn poster art for New York Comic-Con, below.