Comics are a visual medium filled with both colorful and memorable characters, some of whom have been around for decades. They would be nothing, however, without the creators making it all happen behind the scenes. A polished writer with a fresh voice or an artist with a unique style can revive an old character, introduce a new one, or help fans reach new heights of fantasy. To celebrate these talented men and women, Comixology will be distributing “Comic Book All-Stars” trading cards at this year’s San Diego Comic Con.
The cards will be available both at Comixology’s own Comic Con booth and at the 10 panels they’ll be hosting throughout the convention. Each card is emblazoned with the visage of a different comic creator, from Ms. Marvel writer G. Willow Wilson to Hellboycreator Mike Mignola to The Walking Dead mastermind Robert Kirkman.
“These collectible trading cards are a fun way to pay tribute to the amazing writers and artists whose creativity inspires and excites us all,” Comixology co-founder and CEO David Steinberger tells EW in a statement. “Whether you love superheroes, indies, graphic novels, all-ages adventures, manga, or all of the above like me, there’s never been a better time to discover new comics – and fall in love with the creators.”
Check out a collage of the cards above. Below, see Comixology’s promo banners for Comic Con, featuring characters from the big primary comic publishers: DC, Marvel, Image, and Dark Horse. Comixology recently launched a subscription service, Comixology Unlimited, that allows access to a wide variety of comics for a monthly fee (kind of like a Netflix for comic books).