CGC Signature Series Event – Wolverine Weekend in Las Vegas

Posted: 4/15/2009

Desert Wind Comics In Association With Palms Casino Resort, Brenden Theatres And Comic Oasis Proudly Welcome John Romita Sr. , Herb Trimpe, John Romita Jr. And Josef Rubinstein As They Make An Historic Appearance In Las Vegas, Nevada For The Opening Of “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”

Desert Wind Comics is excited to announce that original Wolverine creators John Romita Sr. and Herb Trimpe, as well as Wolverine artists John Romita Jr. and Josef Rubinstein, will be making a very rare appearance together on May 1st at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada to celebrate the opening of the motion picture “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” which will be shown at the Brenden Theatres located inside the Palms Casino Resort.

This movie features the origin of the Marvel character Wolverine, which was first introduced to the comic book world in 1974 in the ongoing series Incredible Hulk, issue 181. And since, Wolverine has gone on to become one of the biggest recognized comic book characters of all time. Brought to life for the first time by then Marvel Art Director John Romita Sr. and series artist Herb Trimpe and has since been drawn by many of the industry’s top artist including John Romita Jr. and Josef Rubinstein. To help celebrate this historic opportunity several events will be going on both Friday and Saturday (May 1st & 2nd). Included during the weekend will be media interviews as well as a special visit by all of the creators to the “Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas”, which is the official charity for the weekend of events, to spend time with children talking about drawing comics. There will be a special VIP “Meet & Greet” with the creators scheduled for Friday evening. Ticket information for that event is available by visiting either or Proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas Art Program. There will be 2 special Limited Edition promotional sketch prints, one by John Romita Sr. & Jr. and one by Herb Trimpe/Josef Rubinstein, available for free while supplies last to those that attend the festivities at the theater that night. Complimentary artist autographs will be available that evening as well. To celebrate Free Comic Book Day, all of the creators will be at Comic Oasis on Saturday for a 3 hour signing for fans in attendance. So the weekend will be filled with plenty to do and see.

Desert Wind Comics will also be accepting books for those that cannot attend the weekend festivities to be signed by the creators. You can get your books signed by the legendary comic book creators and graded and authenticated by Certified Guaranty Company (CGC) with the prestigious Signature Series label. Check for details on the Desert Wind Comics website.

Desert Wind Comics has built its reputation on providing professional and friendly service to both the comic book fan and collector. Desert Wind Comics will be attending numerous comic-cons throughout the year and will be scheduling several special signings with different creators as well. Be sure to visit our website for updates and new announcements. Desert Wind Comics is proud to be a member of the CGC Signature Series Witness community. For more information about CGC and what the prestigious CGC Signature Series label is about, please visit

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