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Marvel Comics & Wizard World Reveal "Amazing Spider-Man #1" Exclusive Variant Cover by John Tyler Christopher for Atlanta Comic Con

Marvel Comics and Wizard World have revealed the "Amazing Spider-Man #1" exclusive variant cover to be given to VIP attendees at Wizard World Atlanta Comic Con, May 30–June 1, at the Georgia World Congress Center. It continues the year-long series in which Marvel offers exclusive books at all 16 Wizard World shows.

Atlanta, GA, March 23, 2014 --( Marvel Comics and Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) today revealed the latest edition of its 2014 series of exclusive variant covers of the best Marvel titles with the unveiling of Amazing Spider-Man #1, drawn by noted artist John Tyler Christopher. VIP attendees at Wizard World Atlanta Comic Con, May 30 – June 1 at Georgia World Congress Center, will receive a free copy of the limited-edition book at registration.

Christopher is scheduled to be on site at the event to sign copies (autograph fees may apply). Leading professional comic grader CGC will also be on hand to accept books for grading and Signature Series.

The colored version of Amazing Spider-Man #1 will be limited to 3,000 copies and provided free at registration to all Wizard World Atlanta Comic Con VIP attendees, including any celebrity VIP packages.

Christopher's Amazing Spider-Man #1 follows the first three entries, Miracleman #1 and Miracleman #2, both drawn by Eisner Award Hall of Famer Neal Adams for Wizard World Portland Comic Con (Jan. 24-26) and New Orleans Comic Con (Feb. 7-9), respectively, Wolverine #1, illustrated by noted cover artist Greg Horn, for Wizard World Sacramento Comic Con (March 7-9). Artwork is also complete for the upcoming Daredevil #1 by Michael Golden for Wizard World Louisville Comic Con (March 28-30) and Wolverine & The X-Men #1 by David Mack for Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con (April 4-6).

“Amazing Spider-Man #1 is on track to become one of the biggest comic launches of the past few decades,” says Marvel SVP, Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “And we’re proud to celebrate with Wizard through this beautiful and elegant variant from artist John Tyler Christopher.”

Christopher is an illustrator from Seattle, Wash., currently based out of Atlanta. A member of Studio Revolver, his work has appeared on the covers of Witchblade, as a designer for Star Wars Miniatures, and in the pages of Dungeon & Dragons, a variety of White Wolf publications & Mutants and Masterminds.

“John Tyler Christopher's work on big hits like Amazing Spider-Man, X-Men and Iron Man makes him a big hit with fans,” says John Macaluso, Wizard World CEO. “His take on the iconic Amazing Spider-Man is a great addition to this highly collectible series of popular Marvel titles.”

The Greatest Super Hero of All Time returns. The world may have changed since Spidey’s been gone, but so has Peter Parker. This is a man with a second chance at life, and he’s not wasting a moment of it. Same Parker Luck, new Parker attitude. Putting the “friendly” back in the neighborhood, the “hero” back into “super hero,” and the “amazing” back into “Spider-Man!” Also returning: The recharged and re-energized ELECTRO! Writer: Dan Slott; artist: Humberto Ramos.

For more on the 2014 Wizard World Atlanta Comic Con, go to

About Wizard World:
Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, cosplay, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking. The events often feature celebrities from movies and TV, artists and writers, and events such as premieres, gaming tournaments, panels, and costume contests.

About Marvel Entertainment, LLC
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information, visit

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