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The threat of a Rampaging Incredible Hulk will reach the Canadian National Comic Book Expo and the Baltimore Comic-Con this August and September, respectively, as the shows offer their convention-goers an exclusive edition of what is expected to be one of the summer’s most sought-after issues, World War Hulk #3.
As with last year’s New Avengers #23 edition shared by the two conventions, this year’s World War Hulk #3 Sketch Variant is the work of a high profile creator scheduled to attend both the August 24-26, 2007 Canadian National Comic Book Expo and the September 8-9, 2007 Baltimore Comic-Con.
That creator is David Finch, hot off his stunning work on New Avengers and Moon Knight, the cover artist for World War Hulk. This variant cover will be produced from Finch’s highly detailed, evocative pencil art.
“We’re happy to be working with the Canadian National Comic Book Expo and Marvel Comics to give our fans the opportunity to get this great David Finch-illustrated variant cover. David’s one of the most popular artists in the field and when people get a close-up look at his pencils, they’ll know why,” said Marc Nathan, promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con.
“Without getting into a bunch of hype, it’s really cool to be able to offer two enthusiastic groups of dedicated comic book fans the chance to get a special edition of a comic with David’s work on the cover. It’s also great to be working with the Baltimore Comic-Con and Marvel again on something fans will truly want,” said Aman Gupta of the Canadian National Comic Book Expo.
Canadian fans will have an extra bonus as World War Hulk writer Greg Pak and artist John Romita, Jr. will also be in attendance at the Toronto show. Additional guests are pending for the Baltimore event.
The Canadian National Comic Book Expo will be held August 24-26, 2007 at the Metro Toronto Convention Center in conjunction with the Canadian National Science Fiction Expo, the Canadian National Horror Festival, the Canadian National Anime Expo, and the Canadian National Gaming Expo.
The Baltimore Comic-Con will be held September 8-9, 2007 at the Baltimore Convention Center and will again play host to the Harvey Awards, the only comic book industry awards both nominated by and selected by the full body of comic book professionals. The awards will be presented at a dinner and ceremony on the night of Saturday, September 8.
For more information including a complete of guests for the Canadian National Comic Book Expo, visit
For more information a complete list of guests for the Baltimore Comic-Con, visit http://www.comicon.com/baltimore/
For more information about the Harvey Awards visit http://www.harveyawards.org