The Cartoon Art Museum celebrates five decades of Earthís Mightiest Heroes with Avengers Assemble!, an exhibition featuring some of the most iconic characters in comic book history, including Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Ant-Man, The Wasp, Hawkeye, Black Widow and The Incredible Hulk. Artists featured in this retrospective include Jack Kirby, who co-created the series with writer Stan Lee in 1963; John Buscema, considered by many to be the definitive Avengers artist; Neal Adams, whose photo-realistic style changed comics forever in the 1960s and 1970s; and George Perez, a fan-favorite in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. Rarities from infrequent Avengers artists will also be featured, including works by Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko; DC Comics Vice President Jim Lee; and Sal Buscema, one of Marvelís most prolific pencilers. Contemporary Avengers artists John Romita Jr. and Frank Cho will also be spotlighted.
This exhibition is sponsored in part by the Big Wow! ComicFest. Big Wow! ComicFest is the Bay Areaís largest comic convention this year, including dozens of special guests and exhibitors. Featured guests include Jim Lee (Batman, Justice League of America), Bernie Wrightson (Swamp Thing, Heavy Metal), Steve Niles (30 Days of Night), Travis Charest (Metabarons), Kevin Nowlan (Superman vs. Aliens) , Bob Layton (Iron Man, Avengers), Frank Cho (Avengers, Liberty Meadows) and many, many more guests and special exhibitors! Please visit http://www.bigwowcomicfest.com/
for a full list of exhibitors and programming.