Slideshow: Exclusive Portraits at 2013 Chicago Wizard World Comic Con

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Michael Shannon of ‘Man of Steel,’ ‘Boardwalk Empire’ and ‘Take Shelter.’

CHICAGO – Last month’s 2013 version of the Wizard World Comic Con in Chicago was a memorable event, with appearances of Marvel Comic’s legend Stan Lee, favorites from the new Star Trek movies, ‘The Man of Steel,’ ‘Napoleon Dynamite’ and TV’s ‘Homeland,’ ‘The Walking Dead’ ‘Heroes’ and ‘Hawaii Five-0.’ was there to capture Exclusive Portraits.

The Wizard World Comic Con is a yearly event in Chicago, but also has upcoming 2013 events in Columbus, Ohio (September 20-21-22), Nashville, Tennessee (October 18-19-20) and Austin, Texas (November 22-23-24). In 2014, the Wizard World Comic Con expands by seven for a total of 15 events. Click here for details regarding all things Wizard World Comic Con, including celebrity autograph/photo opportunities, comic creators meet-and-greet and their huge vendor market.

Photographer Joe Arce of took these Exclusive Portraits of the August 2013 celebrity participants in the Chicago Wizard World Comic Con. Click “Next” and “Previous” to scan through the slideshow or jump directly to individual photos with the captioned links below. All photos © Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for

  1. WIZARD1: Michael Shannon of ‘Man of Steel,’ ‘Boardwalk Empire’ and ‘Take Shelter.’
  2. WIZARD2: Excelsior! Legendary Marvel Comics Creator Stan Lee.
  3. WIZARD3: The New Spock, Zachary Quinto, of rebooted ‘Star Trek’ films.
  4. WIZARD4: Jon Heder of ‘Napoleon Dynamite’ and ‘Blades of Glory.’
  5. WIZARD5: Jon Heder Strikes Another Pose at the Chicago Wizard World Comic Con.
  6. WIZARD6: Ralph Macchio, original ‘The Karate Kid’ and last year’s ‘Hitchcock.’
  7. WIZARD7: Director Robert Rodriguez of “Machete Kills,’ ‘Sin City’ and ‘Spy KIds.’
  8. WIZARD8: Wil Wheaton of ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation.’
  9. WIZARD9: Brandon Routh of ‘Superman Returns.’
  10. WIZARD10: Milo Ventimiglia of TV’s ‘Heroes,’ ‘Wolverine’ and ‘Chosen.’
  11. WIZARD11: Jason Priestly of TV’s ‘Beverly Hills 90210.’
  12. WIZARD12: Michael Rosenbaum was Lex Luthor on TV’s ‘Smallville.’
  13. WIZARD13: Michael Rosenbaum shaved his head to portray Lex Luthor on ‘Smallville.’
  14. WIZARD14: Jason David Frank was on TV’s ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.’
  15. WIZARD15: Jason David Frank has played many roles in the ‘Power Rangers’ series.
  16. WIZARD16: Sarah Jean Underwood was ‘Playmate of the Year’ in 2007.
  17. WIZARD17: Nicholas Lea of TV’s ‘The Killing,’ ‘Continuum’ and ‘The X Files.’
  18. WIZARD18: Summer Glau of TV’s ‘The Unit,’ ‘The Sarah Connor Chronicles,’ ‘Dollhouse.’
  19. WIZARD19: Will Yun Lee of ‘Total Recall’ and TV’s ‘Hawaii Five-0.’
  20. WIZARD20: Robert Knepper of TV’s ‘Heroes,’ ‘Prison Break’ and ‘Cult.’
  21. WIZARD21: Morena Baccarin of TV’s ‘Homeland,’ ‘V’ and ‘Firefly.’
  22. WIZARD22: Manu Bennett of ‘The Hobbit’ movie series and TV’s ‘Arrow.’

The Wizard World Ohio Comic Con is September 20th-22th, 2013, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, Ohio. Click here for information regarding schedules, celebrity appearances and ticket information – including upcoming events in Nashville and Austin. The next Chicago Wizard World Comic Con is August 21st-24th, 2014. senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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