WonderCon Anaheim 2019 Program Book Cover Celebrates Detective Comics #1000!
This year’s WonderCon Anaheim Program Book cover celebrates an amazing comics milestone: the 1000th issue of Detective Comics, featuring Batman!
After the success of Superman in Action Comics #1 in 1938, comics publishers looked for the next big superhero sensation. National Allied Publications (the original company name of DC Comics) hit the jackpot again with “The Bat-Man,” by a young cartoonist named Bob Kane with writer Bill Finger. While Kane is most associated with the character, Finger added a number of refinements (including the bat-like costume, Robin, and The Joker), that started the character down the road to becoming the Dark Knight we all know and love today. Jerry Robinson joined the Bat-team soon after Detective Comics #27 debuted the Bat-Man in 1939 and added even more to the legend of Batman, as have countless writers and artists over the past 80 years, making Batman one of the most famous fictional characters ever, in comics, movies, television, and animation, and spawning tons of merchandise.
This year’s WonderCon Anaheim Program Book cover is illustrated by 2019 special guest Lee Weeks. Known for his work at Marvel Comics on Daredevil and Hulk, Lee teamed with Bat-writer Tom King for the memorable (and award-winning) Batman v Elmer Fudd special and then the “Cold Days” arc in the Batman series. Lee’s take on Batman is dark, powerful and dramatic, as shown on this great exclusive cover he created for WonderCon 2019! (And wait ‘til you see the T-shirt version!)
The WonderCon Anaheim Program Book is given free to all attendees at the event. It’s a full-color, magazine-sized, 120+-page publication, and the official guide to all things WonderCon, including the complete schedules for programs, anime, and games, bios and photos of our special guests, maps of the Anaheim Convention Center and the area around it, and much more. Make sure to pick up your copy when you arrive at WonderCon!
We regret to announce that Lee Weeks will be unable to appear at WonderCon Anaheim 2019.
Happy 80th birthday, Batman, and happy 1000th issue of Detective Comics!
The WonderCon Anaheim 2019 Program Book is given free to all attendees while supplies last ... buy your badges now!