Amazing Houston Comic Con

Houston has several new pop-culture conventions coming to town. We just had The Houston Con, a new entry from people previously involved with Space City Con. Now it’s Amazing Houston Comic Con, and organizers are bringing in some big guns to make an impression. DC Comic co-publisher and influential X-men/Batman artist Jim Lee is just one of several illustrious and well-respected comics creators who’ll be here.

There’s also Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld; Bob Layton, the man who made Iron Man interesting to a modern audience in the ’70s and ’80s; and Len Wein, who, among other works, wrote Giant Size X‑Men #1 and co-created the Batman characters Clayface and Lucius Fox. Oh, and he also co-created a low-key character for Marvel Comics named Wolverine. It’s a shame Marvel hasn’t gotten some play out of that.

Heads-up for parents: Kids ten years old and under are free with an adult paid admission, making this an easy choice for a day of family fun. At the other end of the price scale, a VIP pass gets you early admission, priority seating, entrance to a special Jim Lee signing session, variant comics and other goodies.

Noon to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas. For information, visit $25 to $150.
Fri., Aug. 29, 12-8 p.m.; Sat., Aug. 30, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., Aug. 31, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 2014

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Phaedra Cook
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