Acclaimed Writer Peter Milligan Confirms Appearance at ICE 2016

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We are absolutely thrilled to announce that legendary writer Peter Milligan is our latest guest to confirm for this year’s International Comic Expo in September.

x-statix-10Peter Milligan is an often controversial writer who was part of the “British wave” of writers who worked for DC Comic’s adult “vertigo” line. His notable works include Shade The Changing Man, the highly controversial Skin, The Extremist and Enigma.  His X-Statix was a hugely-popular re-imagining of the Marvel Comics’ “X-Men” world.

He has recently written Shadowman for Valiant Comics, Terminal Hero for Dynamic Forces, and a creator-owned series for Vertigo called The Names, besides writing a new DOOP mini series for Marvel Comics, Doop being the unexpected and absurd “breakout” character from the X-Statix hit.

hellblazercropPeter was also the longest writer on Hellblazer, telling the dark tales of now TV character John Constantine.

His most recent work for DC Vertigo is NEW ROMANCER, a sci-fi rom-com set in Silicon Valley involving the reanimated characters of Lord Byron and Casanova.



Superman Artist Marco Santucci Flies in for ICE 2016

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Continuing with our overseas guest announcements here at ICE, we are very proud to be welcoming Italian Artist Marco Santucci to Birmingham in September as our special guest.

Multi talented artist Marco Santucci, was born in Arezzo in 1974 and he started training himself in the world of professional comics at the tender age of 16. Just four years later, at the age of 20, he started his career working on Italian super-hero miniseries “Nembo”, published by Phoenix publishing.

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Within a short time, he moved up the ranks at Star Comics, where he drew two issues of the series” Samuel Sand”. At the same time, he continued to work in the graphic advertising industry.

Marco’s first real breakthrough came in 1998 with Sergio Bonelli Editore on the series, “Mister No”.

Then America came a calling and from 2008 to 2011 Marco worked for Marvel comics on “Secret Invasion: Spider-man”, “X-factor”,”Siege: Spider-Man” and “Captain America: Forever Allies” miniseries as penciller and inker.


In 2011 he worked on a couple of volumes of the French series entitled “La Mandragore”.

Today, Marco lives in Tscanny and he is still working for Sergio Bonelli Publishing and on series like Tex and Dampyr.

He is also currently wowing fans with his dynamic work on Superman for DC Comics.

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Juan AlbarranHere at ICE we pride ourselves on our many firsts over the years, and this year is no exception!

We enjoy exposing our visitors to hot new creators from all over the world as well as the big names and the legends. After all, these new artists and writers are the legends of the future.

Therefore we are very proud to announce that we have confirmed Spanish artist and inker Juan Albarran as one of our overseas guests for ICE 2016.

Juan has actually been working for DC comics as a professional inker for some time now and has dozens of inker credits to his name with the legendary publisher.

Highlights include working on Nightwing and Batgirl for the New 52, Mortal Kombat and very recently DC’s acclaimed Bombshells series.

He is also working on “Hoy Me Ha Pasado Algo Muy Bestia”  for Norma Comics, out in April this year and Le Transsibérien from Soleil Productions.


He is now regular inker on both “Injustice: Gods Among Us” and the new “Dark Archer” series for DC Comics.

This is Juan’s first professional UK appearance and he is really looking forward to meeting all of the British fans at ICE.