John Romita, Jr. and Jim Shooter at 2016 Denver Comic Con

DENVER – February 6, 2016 – Denver Comic Con (DCC), the multi-media pop culture fan event and program of Pop Culture Classroom designed to help promote literacy through pop culture, today announced the addition of comic book creators John Romita, Jr. and Jim Shooter to their 2016 guest roster.

John Romita Jr. is best known for his extensive work for Marvel Comics from the 1970s to the 2010s. Son of legendary comic book artist John Romita Sr, his early popularity began with his run on Iron Man comic books in the late 70s, and in recent years, collaborated with writer Mark Millar, for a creator-owned series, Kick-Ass, published by Marvel and was later adapted into the 2010 film.

Jim Shooter, an occasional fill-in artist, editor, and publisher for various comic books started his carrier working for DC Comics and was noted for his contributions to their “Legion of Super-Heroes” characters. Later in life, he would work for Marvel Comics as their ninth editor-in-chief, and was one of the founders and the first editor in chief of Valiant Comics.

“We are honored to have these legendary comic book creators as our guests along with other greats like Stan Lee, Trina Robbins and José Delbo,” said Christina Angel, Denver Comic Con director. “Without these legends of the comic book medium, we would not be able to enjoy the many forms of superhero media that exist today.”

DCC continues to add guests to its 2016 roster. The event will take place June 17-19 at the Colorado Convention Center.

For more information about Pop Culture Classroom, Denver Comic Con or ticket information, visit www.PopCultureClassroom.org or www.DenverComicCon.com.

About Pop Culture Classroom
Pop Culture Classroom (PCC) is a Colorado-based nonprofit organization that develops classroom training tools that uses comic books, graphic novels and related pop culture media to create educational engagement with students and places them on the path to lifelong learning. PCC is the organizer and producer for the DCC. www.PopCultureClassroom.org

About Denver Comic Con
Denver Comic Con (DCC) is a 3-day, family-friendly pop culture fan extravaganza, featuring the best in pop culture entertainment. DCC is a program of the Colorado nonprofit Pop Culture Classroom, whose mission is to inspire a love of learning, to increase literacy, celebrate diversity and build community through pop culture education. www.DenverComicCon.com

The Denver Comic Con 2016 presented by Bellco Credit Union is sponsored in association with Breckenridge Brewery, Westword, 106.7 KBPI, KTCL 93.3 and Xfinity. Supported by the Hard Rock Cafe and Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. With contributions from StylinOnline and 1UP Arcade*Bar.
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Pop Culture Classroom / Denver Comic Con
t.hubner@popcultureclassroom.org

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