Denver Comic Con (DCC), Denver’s largest consumer convention and a program of education-nonprofit Pop Culture Classroom (PCC), announced it will honor the great comic creators of the 70s, 80s and 90s in the Artist Valley area of the June 17 – 19, 2016 event at the Colorado Convention Center.
The tribute will include greats such as Stan Lee (Marvel Universe), Jim Shooter (DC, Marvel, Valiant), John Romita, Jr. (Spider-Man, Kick-Ass), Joe Staton (Green Lantern, Scooby Doo!), Jose Delbo (Justice League), Martin Pasko (Justice League), Billy Tucci (Spider-Man), Ron Randall (Trekker), Trina Robbins (Comix Book), Mindy Newell (Wonder Woman), Barbara Kesel (Hawk & Dove), and Tim Truman (Airboy).
“Most fans attending Denver Comic Con probably grew up reading comic books, and even though they may not remember their names, the men and women attending this year probably affected their lives more than they realize,” said Denver Comic Con Programming Director Bruce MacIntosh. “Who wasn’t inspired by the trials Wonder Woman had to endure in the 70s to regain admittance to the Justice League, or Stan Lee and Jim Shooter’s editorship and work on everything Marvel in the 70s and 80s?”
Denver Comic Con has quickly become one of the most attended pop culture conventions in America. The popularity is due in part because of its robust schedule of programming—more than 400 hours of sessions during which artists, creators, celebrities and industry experts talk about their craft and their creations—as well as its family-friendly mission and environment. The largest portion of the show floor, more than 9,000 sq. ft., is dedicated to teens and children with activities designed to engage kids in education through pop culture.
For tickets, please visit www.DenverComicCon.com.