Meet the dream team of executive producers for Comic Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope
Mr. Lee is the Founder of the POW! and has served as its Chairman and Chief Creative Officer since inception. Known to millions as the man whose Super Heroes propelled Marvel Entertainment, LLC to its preeminent position in the comic book industry, Mr. Lee’s cocreations include Spider-Man™, The Incredible Hulk™, X-Men™, The Fantastic Four™, Iron Man ™, Daredevil™, Silver Surfer™ & Dr. Strange™ as well as hundreds of others.
Now the Chairman Emeritus of Marvel Entertainment, LLC, Lee first became publisher of Marvel Entertainment, LLC, in 1972. He is recognized as the creative force that brought Marvel Entertainment, LLC to the forefront of the comic publishing industry.
Gill Champion has over 25 years of executive experience in global entertainment, marketing, retail and licensing industries. Prior to joining the Company, he was COO of SLM from July 1999 until it terminated operation in about June 2001. From about June 2001 until the formal creation of POW! in November 2001 Mr. Champion worked to form POW! and to start the development ofvarious POW! projects. He has been executive producer on all POW! projects and continues to supervise their development. Previous to SLM, he was COO and Vice President of Mirage Holdings, Inc. and concurrently worked as a production executive on the motion picture Jinnah. Mr. Champion was CEO and Chairman of American CinemaStores, Inc., a public company that operated location based retailing outlets. Mr. Champion also has exceptional depth and experience in television and motion picture production and technology.
Mr. Champion was executive in charge of Faerie Tale Theatre with Shelley Duvall while Vice President of Gaylord Productions. He was the producer for Fort Apache the Bronx with Paul Newman and won the Producer of the Year Award. In addition, he was in charge of production for The Shining and The Boys from Brazil, while Vice President of the Producers Circle Company.
Joss Whedon is a producer, director, screenwriter, and founder of Mutant Enemy Productions.
He is best known as the creator and showrunner of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, and Dol/house. He has also done extensive work in film, comic books, and online media.
Harry Knowles is an online film critic and the founder of the Ain’t it Cool News website. A member of the Austin Film Critics Association, he holds a yearly event called Butt-numb-athon (BNAT), also called “Geek Christmas,” a 24-hour celebration of film that features unofficial premiers and vintage films screenings.