October 22, 2014

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PHOTO: Comic book writers host ‘Wish I Were at Comic-Con’ in Medina

Medina comic book writer Tony Isabella couldn’t make it to San Diego last weekend for the Comic-Con International convention. Instead, he hosted a “Wish I Were at Comic-Con” panel Saturday at his Damon Drive home featuring two other local writers who have achieved national recognition.

NANCY JOHNSON / GAZETTE Medina comic book writer Tony Isabella couldn’t make it to San Diego last weekend for the Comic-Con International convention. Instead, he hosted a “Wish I Were at Comic-Con” panel Saturday at his Damon Drive home featuring two other local writers who have achieved national recognition.  From left, Isabella, best known for creating Black Lightning, DC Comics’ first African-American superhero to star in his own series; Mike W. Barr, of Akron, who has written stories for many comic series, including “Batman,” “Star Trek” and “Camelot 3000;” and Tom Batiuk, of Medina Township, nationally syndicated comic strip creator, writer and cartoonist of “Funky Winkerbean” and “Crankshaft.” The panelists discussed favorite comic books and characters and invited to guests to ask them questions. (NANCY JOHNSON / GAZETTE)

From left, Isabella, best known for creating Black Lightning, DC Comics’ first African-American superhero to star in his own series; Mike W. Barr, of Akron, who has written stories for many comic series, including “Batman,” “Star Trek” and “Camelot 3000;” and Tom Batiuk, of Medina Township, nationally syndicated comic strip creator, writer and cartoonist of “Funky Winkerbean” and “Crankshaft.” The panelists discussed favorite comic books and characters and invited to guests to ask them questions. (NANCY JOHNSON / GAZETTE)