Kansas City's Planet Comicon has steadily grown into what may be the biggest comics and pop culture convention in the Midwest. After spending several years in the Overland Park Convention Center, a mid-sized facility in a suburb of Kansas City, last year Planet Comicon moved to Bartle Hall, a much bigger facility in the heart of downtown. This year, the convention doubled in floorspace, drew cosplayers likes flies to vinegar, and brought in a litany of television and pop culture stars, including legendary rapper Darryl "DMC" McDaniels, pretty much the entire cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation, and the puffy one himself, Sir William Freaking Shatner.
But this site is called ComicsAlliance, and what we really care about are the comics and the creators who make them. Click onwards for a sometimes-blurry Blackberry camera gallery of guests, friends, and artist alley residents of one of the fastest-growing cons in the country.
For the past few years, I've been taking a sketchbook to conventions across the country and getting pieces of art with a single theme: Characters created or co-created by the King of Comics, Jack Kirby. After 52 sketches, you'd think I'd be running out of characters, but with only a couple repeats, it's still going strong. Today, in honor of Kirby's 96th birthday, I'm putting all the sketches in one place to show some of the best artists working in comics celebrating Kirby's lasting legacy as a creator!
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Following Michiel Huisman's recent casting in the upcoming NBC adaptation of The Sixth Gun comic series by Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt, all eyes have been peeled for who would play the last uncast role in the series, Missy Hume. According to the latest announcement from NBC, Elena Satine (Magic City) will star as the ruthless and eternally youthful se
Oni Press let new facts about NBC's The Sixth Gun supernatural western TV pilot plans fly at its RevolutiONIze panel this afternoon at Emerald City Comicon 2013. Joining the already announced star Laura Ramsey as Becky Montcrief will be W. Earl Brown (Deadwood) as Ge
It looks like fans finally have a human face to place with Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt's cursed comic book weapon. Laura Ramsey (The Ruins) has officially been cast as Becky Montcrief, the female lead in NBC's upcoming TV pilot based on The Sixth Gun, Oni Press's supernatural
Cullen Bunn is a name you should be getting to know. Over the last few months, the writer has been one of Marvel's fastest-rising stars, penning books like the rambunctious Captain America and... team-up book, a memorable arc on Wolveri
Local and national comics talent galore showed up in full force this past weekend at Stumptown Comics Fest 2012 in Portland, Ore. with fans arriving with equal fervor to scope out the latest graphic novels, indie titles, art prints a
I've been a pretty big fan of Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt's The Sixth Gun since it kicked off, but this week, they've given me another reason to love that book: a silent issue. In next week's Sixth Gun #21, they've put
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