north texas comic book show

Dallas Observer 2016

North Texas Comic Book Show

By Merritt Martin

The North Texas Comic Book Show is a quarterly event that will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 9, at Doubletree Dallas Hotel, 2015 Market Center Blvd. If there’s a word to describe it, it’s “intimate,” according to artists James O’Barr and Arvell Jones, who’ve discussed how at this show, they’re able to really talk to fans and get to know them. Mike Wolfman of Unearthly Comics says it reminds him of shows “when [he] was a child,” which is high praise given the gargantuan “sharp elbow cons” you find yourself in more often than not. This show features not only rows, boxes, board and bags galore (some comics as low as a dollar), but also special guests like movie-monster master-painter Basil Gogos; former Marvel Comics editor and artist Carl Potts, who will participate in a panel on visual storytelling; artist Larry Stroman; former Marvel and DC inker Doug Hazelwood; Corcid Cosplay; and more. Cosplay also gets two dedicated panels as well as contests for adults and kiddos. Admission is only $10, and kids 11 and younger get in free. For more details on guests and schedules, visit