Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans Captain America VIP Attendees to Receive Exclusive ‘Civil War #1′ Limited Edition Variant Cover By Michael Golden, January 8-10

Wizard World today announced that “Rogue” co-creator Michael Golden has drawn the Civil War #1 variant cover to be provided free to all Captain America Platinum VIPs at Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans, January 8-10.

A conflict has been brewing in the Marvel Universe for over a year, threatening to pit friend against friend, brother against brother–and all it will take is a single misstep to cost thousands their lives and ignite the fuse. As the war claims its first victims, no one is safe as teams, friendships, and families begin to fall apart.

Civil War, a Marvel Comics event in seven parts, stars Spider-Man, the New Avengers, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men and the entirety of the Marvel pantheon. Civil War – the crossover that rewrites the rules – begins here in this double-sized first issue.

A hugely popular Wizard World guest, Golden has penciled everything from Batman to Captain America to Vampirella. If a fan brings up a character, Golden has probably worked on it at some point in his career. His ‘Storytelling’ panel is not to be missed by aspiring artists, or those who just want a little more insight into this iconic artist’s work.

Captain America stars on the Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans celebrity roster are Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner,Hayley Atwell, Anthony Mackie, Frank Grillo, and directors Anthony and Joe Russo. Other top guests include Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Jenna Coleman (“Doctor Who”), Norman Reedus, Jon Bernthal, Chandler Riggs, Steven Yeun, Emily Kinney and Scott Wilson (“The Walking Dead”), Ben McKenzie (“Gotham,” “The O.C.”), William Shatner (“Star Trek,” “Boston Legal”) and Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter, Cars 2), WWE® Hall of Famer Ric Flair® and Diva Charlotte™, Edward James Olmos (“Battlestar Galactica,” Stand and Deliver), Barry Bostwick (The Rocky Horror Picture Show, “Spin City”) and Chris 51 (“Epic Ink”).

Wizard World is also the home of the most creative comics artists and writers on the planet. In addition to Golden, Artist Alley will feature Peter Kuper (“SPY vs. SPY,” “World War 3”), Gene Ha (“Justice League,” “Batman”), Christos Gage (“Daredevil,” “Buffy”), Billy Martin (“TMNT,” lead guitarist, Good Charlotte), Rafa Sandoval (“Action Comics,” “Catwoman”), Tom Cook (“He-Man,” “Superfriends”), Sara Richard (“My Little Pony,” “Jem and the Holograms”), Rob Guillory (“Chew”), Phil Ortiz (“The Simpsons,” “Muppet Babies”), Danny Fingeroth (“Spider-Man,” “Iron Man”) and many others.

Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, cosplay, comics, television, sci-fi, toys, video gaming, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. The first event on the 2016 Wizard World calendar, New Orleans show hours are Friday, January 8, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, January 9, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, January 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

For more on the 2016 Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans, visit http://wizd.me/NewOrleansPR.