Dave Gibbons and Paul Cornell for Birmingham Comic Con

Captain Britain and Doctor Who writer Paul Cornell and Watchmen artist Dave Gibbons are among the guests at the Birmingham International Comics Show at Millennium Point on 4-5 October.

With Watchmen soon to be unleashed on the big screen, Gibbons, who co-created the legenadry graphic novel with Alan Moore, will be one of the major coup for the show. Doctor Who writer Paul Cornell, who is currently writing Captain Britaiin for Marvel, will also be at the show signing on both days.

Fans will also get the chance to meet artists like V For Vendetta co creator David Lloyd, comics legend Michael Golden and fan favourite John Cassaday who will be flying over from the USA for an exclusive weekend appearance at the show.

“BICS – as the show has become known among regular visitors – is much more than just a giant comic mart”, said co organiser and independent publisher Shane Chebsey. “The show acts as a gateway for both seasoned fans and those just developing an interest in the medium of comics. The show enables fans to find out more about the creators behind all the big characters like Batman, Spiderman and Hellboy. Visitors can find bargains amongst the collectors items and discover the next big thing amongst the varied selection of publishers and artists exhibiting.”

As well as an exciting event schedule running all weekend long at the show, there will be competitions, portfolio reviews with top editors, signings, and exclusive book launches from some of the UK’s most respected publishers.

Single day tickets cost £10, two day tickets cost £16, and there is a special weekend family ticket for two adults and three children for £35 (under 5s are let in for free).

For more information go to www.thecomicsshow.co.uk .