Mark Millar Announces The Kapow! Comic Con For Britain!

The Scottish comic book writer has unveiled his plans to bring an event like the San Diego Comic Con to Britain! Hit the jump for all the details including when it will take place, who will be there, a trailer and more...

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By Josh Wilding - 11/29/2010
As someone who lives in the UK but finds travelling all the way to San Diego a little bit of a hassle, I was very excited when rumours began circulating a few weeks back that the critically acclaimed creator of The Ultimates, Kick-Ass and Nemesis had plans to bring an event of the same scale to the UK. Well, today it was made official:

Kapow! Comic Con Trailer from kapowcomiccon on Vimeo.



In an interview with Empire Online, Millar revealed the following about the upcoming event:

"The idea behind Kapow! is to bring the San Diego experience to Central London. All the studios have a massive presence here in the UK, dozens of the world's biggest comic creators are here and most of the comic-book movie adaptations are being filmed just up the road."


"You've got my Kick-Ass co-creator John Romita Jr, Batman artist Frank Quitely, Leinil Yu, Pat Mills, Kev O'Neill, Bryan Hitch, Brian Bolland, Dave Gibbons and pretty much every big-selling comic book writer and artist living in the UK, as well as a panel for my mag, Clint!"


"The Stan Lee Awards are a tribute to a man who, along with Jack Kirby, is the most significant and influential comic book creator the world has ever known. "He's our Walt Disney. We wanted to honour him with a big international ceremony. This is the comic-book Oscars..."


Sounds pretty awesome, huh? The event will take place from April 9 - 10 next year and tickets are already available via the official Kapow! website which you can find by clicking HERE!




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Source: Empire Online
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Spilox - 11/29/2010, 10:06 AM
Finally a comiccon a can go to :D. Still takes a little traveling, good thing i don't get seasick.
StuckInPanels - 11/29/2010, 10:10 AM
awesome...wish I could go that far for awesomeness. Seeing hot british chicks with real racks ^#^...If only it wasn't 6 hours to fly
Ibz - 11/29/2010, 10:21 AM
hell yeah
LEEE777 - 11/29/2010, 10:27 AM
KAPOW! : P
PoPcornDude - 11/29/2010, 10:32 AM
that's great news for all the british geeks, to experience comic-con is just awsome !!!
Ashdm - 11/29/2010, 10:43 AM
I'm so there.
marvel72 - 11/29/2010, 10:59 AM
excellent news,bout f*cking time we got something like comic con.

hour from where i live.
JoshWilding - 11/29/2010, 11:00 AM
Thank you Mark Millar. This is exactly what the UK has desperately needed for a long time. I have a feeling that it'll be a big success and we'll see the likes of Marvel Studios and DC there within the next few years. (if they're not already signed up to go) Regardless, I'll be buying my tickets later this week!
JaySchluffy - 11/29/2010, 11:07 AM
This is the best thing Mark Millar has ever done. London FIlm and Comic Con is complete rubbish (4 COMIC GUESTS FOR 2010 ARE YOU KIDDING!?) and MCMexpo is getting there but its a lot more indie comic people than big names.
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!
wonderme - 11/29/2010, 11:11 AM
Does this mean it is all in british or is it just regular Comi-Con with all of that?
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JaySchluffy - 11/29/2010, 12:00 PM
@wonderme Everyone can come man. Leinil Yu for one is going to be there, heres the guest list so far.
http://www.kapowcomiccon.com/gueststars

No word if this is the whole guest list or if it will grow from now till april.
smallvillefanricky - 11/29/2010, 12:24 PM
YAY!!! finally!
ill so be there! i wanted to go to the san diego but now i wont have too :)
Bandrews1 - 11/29/2010, 1:09 PM
Sounds cool.
SuperDude001 - 11/29/2010, 1:32 PM
finally a cool comic con for english people!!!
phoe1 - 11/29/2010, 2:36 PM
brits are super crazy about fancy dress so be prepared for some wicked cosplays.

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