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Aug302016

Legendary comic creator Frank Miller confirmed as the 2017 Puerto Rico Comic Con Guest of Honor

San Juan, Puerto Rico – Ricardo Carrión, executive producer of Puerto Rico Comic Con, announced today that legendary comic creator Frank Miller will be the show’s Guest of Honor for the 15th anniversary edition of Puerto Rico Comic Con, to be held May 26-28, 2017 at the Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan. A highly respected 30-year industry veteran, Frank Miller is an award-winning comic creator known for the industry’s most iconic titles, including Batman, Sin City, 300, Ronin, Elektra, Daredevil, Wolverine, and others.

“To have Frank Miller at Puerto Rico Comic Con was an undertaking ten years in the making. Today we are proud to confirm that he will be the show’s Guest of Honor as part of our 15th anniversary. The fact that Mr. Miller has chosen to come to our island validates Puerto Rico Comic Con as a first-rate convention, a milestone we have reached thanks to the continued support of our fan network on social media, sponsors and partners,” said Carrión.

Guest of Honor
Puerto Rico Comic Con introduced its Guest of Honor category in 2016’s show as a way to acknowledge the importance of those who have made an indelible impact in the comic book industry, influential people whose works have set the standard. John Romita, Jr. (The Amazing Spider-Man, Iron Man, Uncanny X-Men, Kick-Ass) was the first to carry the distinction, and in 2017 it will be Frank Miller’s turn. One of the most critically-acclaimed, influential and awarded professionals in the comic book and entertainment realms, Frank Miller is known for ushering in a grittier, more mature era of storytelling in comics, graphic novels and film. His work on Batman: The Dark Night Returns, Sin City and 300 solidified his status as an industry auteur. He is also one of a handful of creators who is known and recognized outside of the comic book industry. Over the years, Puerto Rico Comic Con has hosted a number of important comic book industry standouts: Mark Brooks (Ultimate X-Men); Whilce Portacio (The Punisher, The Uncanny X-Men); David Finch (Batman, Justice League of America); Greg Capullo (Spawn, Batman); Scott Snyder (American Vampire, Swamp Thing); Joe Madureira (Uncanny X-Men, Battle Chasers); and Joe Jusko (Heavy Metal, Hulk), among many others.