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!