"Putting comics back into comic cons" is the motto of the North Texas Comic Book Show. Known for bringinging nationally recognized comic book artists and writers to their events this show will be no different. Guests include Batman Adventures artist Ty Templeton, Avengers writer Steve Englehart, Uncanny X-Men artist Rick Leonardi, Black Panther writer Christopher Priest, and many more noted creators. There will be thousands and thousand of comic books, collectibles, and toys available from vendors. A Cosplay contest at 2 pm on Saturday also offers a top prize of $100. This is a family friendly event with free admission to kids under 12 with a paid adult. It will be hot in July so head indoors to the North Texas Comic Book Show at the Irving Convention Center.