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Wizard World Switches Walking Dead For Civil War At New Orleans Comic Con

unnamed (4)For the last few years, Wizard World Comic Cons the country over have given away copies of The Walking Dead #1 with specially commissioned covers by guest artists at the shows.

Well, with Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con running from January 8th to 10th, it's all change, for a Michael Golden cover of Civil War #1, the Mark Millar/Steve McNiven crossover for Marvel Comics that has inspired the upcoming Captain America movie. And being given away free to ticketed attendees at the show…

Captain America stars on the Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans celebrity roster are Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner, Hayley Atwell, Anthony Mackie, Frank Grillo, and directors Anthony and Joe Russo. Other top guests include Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Jenna Coleman ("Doctor Who"), Norman Reedus, Jon Bernthal, Chandler Riggs, Steven Yeun, Emily Kinney and Scott Wilson ("The Walking Dead"), Ben McKenzie ("Gotham," "The O.C."), William Shatner ("Star Trek," "Boston Legal") and Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter, Cars 2), WWE® Hall of Famer Ric Flair® and Diva Charlotte™, Edward James Olmos ("Battlestar Galactica," Stand and Deliver), Barry Bostwick (The Rocky Horror Picture Show, "Spin City") and Chris 51 ("Epic Ink").

Wizard World is also the home of the most creative comics artists and writers on the planet. In addition to Golden, Artist Alley will feature Peter Kuper ("SPY vs. SPY," "World War 3"), Gene Ha ("Justice League," "Batman"), Christos Gage ("Daredevil," "Buffy"), Billy Martin ("TMNT," lead guitarist, Good Charlotte), Rafa Sandoval ("Action Comics," "Catwoman"), Tom Cook ("He-Man," "Superfriends"), Sara Richard ("My Little Pony," "Jem and the Holograms"), Rob Guillory ("Chew"), Phil Ortiz ("The Simpsons," "Muppet Babies"), Danny Fingeroth ("Spider-Man," "Iron Man") and many others.

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Rich JohnstonAbout Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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