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The first edition of CCXP COLOGNE is taking shape. Comic fans can already get excited about meeting the leading actor in “Shazam!”, Zachary Levi and world-famous comic book artists Ivan Reis and Joe Prado presented by Panini.

There is a superhero in all of us
Zachary Levi plays the title character in David F. Sandberg’s highly anticipated tent pole, “Shazam!”. A New Line Cinema production, “Shazam!” is set for release in Germany on April 4, 2019. It will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. The teaser trailer for the film made a colossal first impression at San Diego Comic Con in 2018, introducing Levi as the new superhero of the DC Universe. One of the most respected actors of his generation, Zachary Levi has become known for his captivating on screen presence.

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Meet world-famous comic book artists at CCXP COLOGNE
Ivan Reis, an absolute star of the comic art scene, is going to be a guest of Panini at CCXP COLOGNE 2019. Being a DC Comics exclusive artist for over 15 years now, Ivan has provided artwork for ground-breaking books such as Blackest Night, Green Lantern, Aquaman, Cyborg, Justice League, The Terrifics, The Multiversity, and is now the artist on Superman monthly series, written by Brian Bendis. Reis will design the official poster for CCXP COLOGNE.

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Reis will be joined by Joe Prado - both are invited by Panini and will be guests at their booth. During their almost 10 years of collaboration Joe Prado was selected in 2018 to draw The Man of Steel miniseries and the new monthly Superman comic book, both written by Brian Michael Bendis. Joe Prado has been active in the scene since the 1990s and is a passionate comic book lover. In 2004, he began working for the North American market, winning the Brazilian HQMix Trophy and the prestigious Inkwell Award, and was one of the artists responsible for the revamp of Aquaman, Justice League, Cyborg and other DC titles.

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Reis and Prado will be joined at CCXP COLOGNE by many other comic book artists, aspiring illustrators and freelance creative designers who will be presenting their sketches, notes and storyboards in the Artists' Alley.

The Artists' Alley is the very heart and the origin of the comic con tradition around the world. It gathers talents of the comics and crafts industries to present their current work. It's a wonderful opportunity to meet your favourite artist, to get an autograph, to take a picture, and to buy items directly from the source. The Artists' Alley at CCXP COLOGNE is curated by the largest talent melting pot for comic illustrators in the world, Chiaroscuro Studios.

Find more information on Artists’ Alley on our Website:

Early Bird ends on 31 March 2019
Those, who want to already secure their admission ticket for CCXP COLOGNE 2019, can purchase an early bird admission ticket from Euro 25 upwards for the day ticket (from Euro 12.50 for reduced price admission tickets) until 31 March 2019.  People who want to experience even more of CCXP COLOGNE have the possibility to book an "Epic Experience" or "Full Experience" ticket. For all types of tickets, the badges of high-quality design are dispatched by post.

Further information on the prices and types of tickets can be found at

Koelnmesse – Global Competence in Digital Media, Entertainment and Mobility: Koelnmesse is an international leader in organising trade fairs in the Digital Media, Entertainment and Mobility segments. Trade fairs like photokina, DMEXCO, gamescom, INTERMOT and THE TIRE COLOGNE are established as leading international trade fairs. Koelnmesse not only organises trade fairs in these areas in Cologne, but also in other growth markets like, for example, China, Singapore and Thailand, which have different areas of focus and content. These global activities offer customers of Koelnmesse tailor-made events in different markets, which guarantee sustainable and international business.

The next events:
CCXP Cologne - Comic Con Experience - , Cologne 27.06. - 30.06.2019
gamescom - The world's largest trade fair and event highlight for interactive games and entertainment (with trade visitor and media day), Cologne 20.08. - 24.08.2019
DMEXCO - , Cologne 11.09. - 12.09.2019

Note for editorial offices:
CCXP COLOGNE photos are available in our image database online at in the “Media” section. 
All press information are available at
Accreditation will open online at the end of March.

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