Wizard World Hall of Legends To Honor Comic Arts Legacy; Honoree Mike Grell Ceremony
‘Green Arrow’, “Green Lantern,” “X-Men,” ‘Warlord,’ Artist To Be Honored At Wizard World Comic Con Chicago As Fourth Recipient, Thursday at 7 p.m.
Who: Mike Grell, ‘‘Green Arrow’, “Green Lantern,” “X-Men” Artist
John D. Maatta, Wizard World CEO and President
What: Ceremony for Grell as the fourth honoree of the Wizard World Hall of Legends, a new initiative to celebrate the artists, writers and insiders who have built the industry and those continue the traditions. The event is part of Wizard World Comic Con Chicago, August 24-27.
When: Thursday, August 24, 7 p.m.
Where: Main Entertainment Stage (just inside main entrance, main lobby)
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
5555 N River Rd, Rosemont
Background: For more than a quarter-century, the name Wizard World has represented the best in comics and pop culture. As one of the media pioneers in the space, Wizard World is proud to be honoring and respecting the legacy of the comic arts through the Wizard World Hall of Legends, a new initiative to celebrate the artists, writers and insiders who have built the industry and those continue the traditions. Grell is the fiourth recipient.
Some of his more famed work includes: THE WARLORD for DC COMICS, STARSLAYER for PACIFIC/FIRST COMICS, JON SABLE, FREELANCE for FIRST COMICS/IDW/COMICMIX/ABC TV, SHAMAN’S TEARS for IMAGE COMICS, BAR SINISTER for ACCLAIM COMICS and MAGGIE THE CAT for IMAGE COMICS.
Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. The 10th event scheduled on the 2017 Wizard World calendar, Chicago show hours are Thursday, August 24, 4-9 p.m.; Friday, August 25, noon-7 p.m.; Saturday, August 26, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, August 27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Kids 10 and under are admitted free with paid adult.