The Phantom will be represented at the Lucca Comics & Games Convention, the annual comic book and gaming convention in Lucca, Italy. Tickets are selling fast for the event, this year held from 30th October - 3rd November. Lucca Comics is the largest comics festival in Europe. At the time of writing 100,000 tickets have already been sold for the five-day convention. In 2016, 275,000 people attended the convention.
We are delighted to confirm that a host of Phantom creators will be present at the convention. None other than Phantom royalty and ambassador Sal Velluto, the legendary Italian-American artist and guest on our very own X-Band: The Phantom Podcast (#125) will be attending. He proudly joins friends and local Italian talent such as colourist Eugenio Mattozzi, FREW Publications story and cover artist Massimo Gamberi, and Luca Giorgi, who has worked on several stories with Massimo.
Sal will be attending the convention in an official capacity promoting his new story for Zagor, published by Sergio Bonelli Editore with a special issue of the SCLS Fanzine dedicated to Sal and his new project.
Massimo and Luca will be at the "ANAFI - Amici del Fumetto" booth.
For those keen-eyed phans, Fumetto releases a monthly magazine devoted to comics, and last year released a special issue dedicated to The Phantom, with a beautiful cover by Massimo (pictured right). Sal Velluto himself was featured in issue #51 from 2004, focusing on his work for Marvel and DC.
Phriend of ChronicleChamber,com, Anthony Gillies, will be attending Lucca. He'll be reporting and taking photographs of the convention from a Phantom perspective for us.
Ticket details, locations of these Phantom luminaries, and all other Lucca-related information can be found at the Lucca Comics & Games Convention website.