Comic artist Omar Francia’s first 2022 convention is St. Pete Comic Con 2022 in St. Petersburg on January 8-9 at the Coliseum. He is best known for his work on Star Wars, Mass Effect, Batman and Doom Patrol as well as the cover of upcoming DC animated movie Catwoman: Hunted.
Catwoman: Hunted to be released in February, 2022
Most recently, Francia did the the cover of the latest animated DC movie Catwoman: Hunted (below), to be released in February 2022. The animated movie follows Catwoman in her attempt to steal a priceless jewel, which places her squarely in the crosshairs of villains and Batwoman as well as Interpol (trailer below).
Francia is best known for his work on Star Wars, which includes Star Wars Legacy, a comic series; and Star Wars The Force Unleashed 2, a graphic novel (published by Dark Horse and Marvel).
Star Wars Legacy
Star Wars: Legacy begins 126 years after the film Return of the Jedi. The comic series follows Cade Skywalker, who is a descendant of Luke Skywalker. Cade also was trained as a Jedi, but abandoned the New Jedi Order following its defeat by the One Sith. In an attempt to avoid being identified as well as to run away from his destiny, Cade dropped his last name and Jedi heritage while being reluctantly guided by Luke, who is a Force ghost. The series begins with a spectacular attack on the Jedi Temple.
Star Wars The Force Unleashed 2
The graphic novel Star Wars The Force Unleashed 2 integrates into the plot the storyline of the video game by the same name, which is retold by Boba Fett. Star Wars The Force Unleashed 2 is the second installment of The Force Unleashed, which at the end of this first story shows the Star Wars galaxy poised at the brink of civil war.
Mass Effect is a science fiction media franchise centered on an alternate universe where humanity along with numerous other alien civilizations have colonized the Milky Way galaxy, allowed by the technology left behind by an advanced precursor civilization. Francia’s work with Mass Effect includes Mass Effect Redemption, Mass Effect Invasion, Mass Effect Evolution — all four-issue mini-series published by Dark Horse.
Mass Effect: Redemption begins with Commander Shepard‘s disappearance, left without the support of the crew on the SSV Normandy in the lawless Terminus Systems. And Mass Effect: Invasion follows Aria T’Loak, the Pirate Queen of Omega, as her station comes under attack by Cerberus, a human survivalist group. In addition, Mass Effect: Evolution looks into the origin human-survivalist group called Cerberus, with the story opening during the First Contact War between humans and Turians.
Batman Legends of the Dark Knight mostly focuses on the early years of Batman’s career, which are referred to as “Year One” stories. Also, the various DC comic books under the title are usually referred to in abbreviation as “Legends of the Dark Knight.” The original series launched in 1989 following the incredible popularity of Tim Burton’s film Batman.
Doom Patrol is a group of misfits who have super powers, which (of course) cause them to be alienated from society. Often called the “world’s strangest heroes,” the original team included the Chief, Robotman (Cliff Steele), Elasti-Girl, Negative Man, Beast Boy and Mento.
Volition is a critically-acclaimed, six-issue science fiction series with the art by Francia. The story, called a “science fiction fable,” begins in a not-too-distant future when artificial intelligence has created a race of robots that serve humans. Robots fight for equal rights while trying not to be eliminated by a debilitating virus called “Rust.”
Bonus Omar Francia art
Help yourself to a sampling of Francia’s DC fan art. The artist is selling and signing his fan art at St. Pete Comic Con 2022.
Omar Francia is a St. Pete Comic Con 2022 comic guest
Francia will be at St. Pete Comic Con on January 8-9, 2022, at the historic Coliseum located in downtown St. Petersburg. St. Pete Comic Con 2022 is a two-day, multi-genre comic convention in St. Petersburg that features comics, anime, science fiction and fantasy talent, along with a guest roster of Florida’s top cosplayers. Tickets include single day for $20, and weekend pass for $30.
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