Marvel Comics to make debut at S’pore convention

Leinil Yu - X-Men

SINGAPORE : Marvel Comics will make its debut at the Singapore Toy, Games and Comic Convention (STGCC) next month.

STGCC organiser Reed Exhibitions said this will be the first convention in Asia that Marvel is exhibiting at.

Fans will be able to get up close and personal with the people behind characters such as the X—Men, the Incredible Hulk and Iron Man.

Marvel talent at the convention includes Spanish comic book artist Salvador Larroca, and other illustrators Leinil Yu, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Esad Ribic, Harvey Tolibao and Alex Maleev.

Artistic talent from Singapore and other Southeast Asian countries will also be showcasing their creative artwork at the convention.

In addition, aspiring comic book artists will get a chance to hear tips during panel sessions with creators, writers and illustrators.

International talent scout C.B Cebulski will also give an inside look into the world of Marvel and what he looks for in the next Marvel artist.

Ms Yeow Hui Leng, project director, Reed Exhibitions, said: "Marvel’s extensive popularity is manifested through successful box office ticket receipts of Spider—Man, Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, and The X—Men series because the comics these characters are based on have strong plot lines that dwell on universal themes like good versus evil, heroes versus villains, which resonate well in Asia."

STGCC will be held at the Suntec International Convention Centre from December 10 to 12.

— CNA/al