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FAN EXPO HQ SIGNS IMAGE'S GHOST MACHINE CREATORS FOR EXCLUSIVE APPEARANCES

FAN EXPO HQ, the world’s largest comic con producer, has signed Ghost Machine, the creator-owned/operated media company from prolific creators Brad Anderson, Jason Fabok, Gary Frank, Bryan Hitch, Geoff Johns, Rob Leigh, Lamont Magee, Francis Manapul, Brad Meltzer, Ivan Reis, Peter Snejbjerg, Peter J. Tomasi, Maytal Zchut, to a series of exclusive appearances at FAN EXPO’s upcoming 2024 North American conventions

LOS ANGELES 12/18/2023 — FAN EXPO HQ, the largest comic con event producer in the world with over one million fans in North America, and Ghost Machine—the recently launched creator-owned and operated media company from celebrated creators Brad Anderson, Jason Fabok, Gary Frank, Bryan Hitch, Geoff Johns, Rob Leigh, Lamont Magee, Francis Manapul, Brad Meltzer, Ivan Reis, Peter Snejbjerg, Peter J. Tomasi, and Maytal Zchut, published by Image Comics—has agreed to a series of exclusive appearances for the Ghost Machine creators at FAN EXPO HQ’s upcoming 2024 North American conventions, including:

  • MEGACON Orlando – February 1-4, 2024
  • FAN EXPO Philadelphia – May 3-5, 2024
  • FAN EXPO Denver – July 4-7, 2024
  • FAN EXPO Chicago – August 16-18, 2024
  • FAN EXPO Canada – August 22-25, 2024

Under the exclusive appearance agreement, Ghost Machine will have a branded booth and a number of its creators will attend signings and other activities in the course of each aforementioned convention. Additionally, Ghost Machine will design one FAN EXPO variant cover for each attended event which will retail exclusively at the FAN EXPO Store.

“We can’t wait to connect with the incredible fans at FAN EXPO. As artists and writers, we spend a lot of solitary hours creating our books, so getting to meet fans in person and seeing their excitement at the work we do is an experience that is not only enthralling, but it pushes us to want to pursue even greater heights as creators. We are so grateful for their enthusiasm and support, and to FAN EXPO HQ for creating an exceptional fan-first type of environment that allows us to get up close with the community,” said the Ghost Machine creators in a statement.

"FAN EXPO connects the world’s best fans with the world’s best creators, so we’re beyond excited to be bringing Ghost Machine’s all star roster to fans across North America in 2024,” said Andrew Moyes, FAN EXPO HQ Vice President. “We’ve been levelling up our comics offerings across the board, with epic exclusives like this that take the fan experience to a whole new level. We’re thrilled Ghost Machine will be a part of that.”

The pioneering creator collective is a global best-of-class roster of artists and writers whose award-winning and iconic works include a who’s who of comic book legends such as Batman, Superman, Spider-Man, Aquaman, Stargirl, JSA, The Flash, The Ultimates, Black Lightning and Green Arrow: Jason Fabok, Gary Frank, Bryan Hitch, Geoff Johns, Lamont Magee, Francis Manapul, Brad Meltzer, Ivan Reis, Peter Snejbjerg, Peter J. Tomasi, and Maytal Zchut. Creators co-own all the characters and universes developed for Ghost Machine, sharing in all publishing, media, merchandise, and beyond—a move the creatives of Ghost Machine see as a natural evolution within the entertainment landscape, allowing them to retain creative control and meaningfully participate in the success of their properties like never before.

A two-issue prequel series, Geiger: Ground Zero by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank, recently shipped in November and December before Ghost Machine’s first official release in January 2024, Ghost Machine #1, a 64-page special which will introduce its FOUR SHARED UNIVERSES of characters:

1) The Unnamed; revealing a mysterious group of genre heroes from across history, featuring characters and titles like GEIGER, JUNKYARD JOE, REDCOAT and FIRST GHOST. A Geiger series, based on Geoff Johns and Gary Frank’s hit comic of the same name, is already in development at Paramount TV with director Justin Simien.

2) Rook: Exodus; a sprawling sci-fi epic which takes place in the far future, on a world where every aspect of nature is controlled by technology.

3) The universe of Family Odysseys centering around the time displaced family, The Rocketfellers, as well Hornsby & Halo, which follows demon child Rose Hornsby and angel child Zach Halo at the center of a cosmic family swap to keep the peace between Heaven and Hell.

4) Hyde Street, an epic horror universe and the name of one of Ghost Machine’s lead series written by Geoff Johns and illustrated by Ivan Reis. Following Ghost Machine #1, Ghost Machine’s titles will begin shipping in April 2024 with an all-new ongoing Geiger series, Redcoat and Rook: Exodus.

Ghost Machine’s titles will be published through Image Comics (https://imagecomics.com/).

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