This past weekend was the DC in D.C. event which had DC Entertainment bringing actors, writers, and artists to Washington, DC for signings and panels. Kicking off the day was the “Art of the Matter” panel which featured Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Geoff Johns, Salim Akil, Cress Williams, Candice Patton, and Danielle Panabaker.
During the question and answer portion, one individual stated that Hitman was his favorite character and wondered if the character of Tommy Monaghan was coming to television?
Johns said he’s been asked this before and he gave a vague answer but here he gave something a little different, saying it is something “they’re talking about.”
Hitman is about Tommy Monaghan, an ex-Marine Gulf War veteran who is a contract killer. When he is attacked he his metagene is triggered granting him x-ray vision and some telepathy.
The character was created by Garth Ennis and John McCrea and debuted in The Demon Annual #2. He was first published as a comic series that ran 60 issues, with one annual, and one event tie-in.
Once again, there is major buzz surrounding the incredible talent Hero Initiative will be bringing to the Baltimore Comic-Con, September 2-4, 2016, at the Baltimore Convention Center. Hero Initiative, the comic creator charity, will have a full house of guest artists supporting the cause. At the booth, John McCrea will be Hero Initiative’s guest at Baltimore. Hero Initiative and Baltimore are excited to have such an award-winning artist at the show. Buy your tickets now and avoid waiting in additional lines at the show.
John McCrea is a respected illustrator and comic book artist, perhaps most popular for his work with Garth Ennis on Preacher, Punisher, and Hitman. John is currently working on Mars Attacks! for IDW Publishing. He has worked for many comic book companies, including Marvel and DC Comics, where he has illustrated iconic characters such as Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, the Hulk, Spider-Man, Daredevil, Wolverine, the Demon, and England’s own Judge Dredd. His work can be seen at – www.johnmccrea.com.
John rarely makes it to this side of the Atlantic, and this is his only US visit for 2016, so grab your books and sketch portfolio! Who knows — you may be lucky enough to get a head-shot of the Demon and support the charity in Baltimore. John will be at the Hero Initiative booth all weekend so stop on by to get your books signed or buy a sketch.
During San Diego Comic-Con, the official Hitman comic book debuted as a free download. The comic book, written by F.J. DeSanto, acts as a prelude to the movie Hitman: Agent 47, and depicts the story of Agent 47 as he hunts down a contract, and leads directly into the opening scene of the feature film. This marks the first time the Agent 47 character will appear in a comic.
Starring Rupert Friend, Zachary Quinto and Hannah Ware, Hitman: Agent 47 follows a genetically engineered assassin (Rupert Friend) who targets a mega-corporation that wants to use the secret of his origin to create a whole army of killers. Directed by Aleksander Bach, 20th Century Fox will release the film in theaters on August 21, 2015.