NYCC Names Living Legends Guests
The New York Comic Con has announced that it will honor artist Al Plastino, inker Joe Sinnott, and writer Marv Wolfman as “Living Legends” at the 4th annual New York Comic Con, which will take place from February 6-8 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. All three Living Legends will participate in convention festivities and make limited appearances at select panel discussions and autograph sessions.
Al Plastino, who was born in New York City in 1921, began working in comics as an inker and penciller during the “Golden Age” of comics in the early 1940s. In addition to inking Captain America and Sub-Mariner, he drew Green Lantern, Rocketman and Dynamic Man. After WWII, Plastino joined DC Comics where he helped to develop Superman spin-offs such as Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes with writer Otto Binder. In the late 1960s he began work on a succession of syndicated comic strips including Batman, Nancy and Sluggo, and Peanuts.
Joe Sinnott has worked for Marvel Comics for 58 years. He is perhaps best known as Jack Kirby’s inker on the Fantastic Four, but he has enlivened a host of Marvel characters over the years and currently inks the Spider-Man newspaper strip.
Marv Wolfman, who is at present working on the DC online MMORPG with Jim Lee, was born in Brooklyn in 1946. He has written comics, movies, TV shows, animation, and children’s books, and won numerous awards for his works. Among his most famous creations are Blade and the New Teen Titans.