Chicago Bears Linebacker, Lance Briggs, loves comic books, and he's stated his love to the press about it quite a few times. Well, in a recent press release from Top Cow comics, announced that the 5 time Pro-Bowler will appear on a C2E2 exclusive cover of Darkness #84.
Lance is a huge comic book fan and has his own website related to comics, which he obviously frequents.
"I've been in love with comics since I was 7 years old. I remember reading my first ever comic, the Original X-Men, and thinking that it was the coolest thing ever," said Briggs. "Top Cow and C2E2 are making my childhood dreams come true."
As Filip put it, lots of celebrities claim to love comics, especially when gearing up to play a part in an upcoming comic book film. Whether or not they actually read is up for debate, but Lance is one of those guys who really does love comics. I know I've stated this numerous times, but it can be hard to believe. Who would have thought that a linebacker for my favorite football team would have the same hobbies as I do?
”It’s very in vogue for celebrities to espouse a love of comics these days, but rarer to find someone of Lance’s stature that has a true, deep seeded love of comics,” commented Publisher Filip Sablik. “Lance’s love of comics is clear to anyone who spends five minutes with him and his passion for Top Cow and The Darkness is second to none. We’re incredibly proud to showcase his love of Marc Silvestri’s favorite son on the special commemorative cover for Chicago fans.”
David Dearmore took the photo, which has Briggs wearing a Darkness t-shirt designed by Iron Fist Clothing. You can pick the issue up by stopping at the Top Cow C2E2 booth, but make sure to come early since it is "extremely limited." Briggs will be autographing whatever you want, even this super awesome Darkness issue on Sunday, April 18th at Table 2. There is a charge for the autograph, but all proceeds go to the Briggs 4Kidz foundation, so at least it's going to a good cause. The Briggs 4Kidz Foundation "raise[s] awareness and funds to help those in our community who have come across less fortunate times. Committed to providing emotional and financial support to persons/groups in need."
In addition, Briggs will be involved in a couple of panels during C2E2.
So, if you're interested, remember these times and dates for C2E2 to meet up with Lance Briggs and here him talk about the other passion in his life, comic books.
Lance Briggs will be hosting a panel titled “Lance Briggs: Dreams Come True” on Saturday, April 17, at E353 from 3:00-4:00pm. At the panel, geek out with Briggs as he talks about his favorite comics and shares the stage for a dream come true conversation with some special guests from Top Cow including Matt Banning, Ron Marz, Phil Hester, Nelson Blake II, and Mark Waid. Briggs will also make a special appearance at the Top Cow “Herd It Through the Bo-Vine” panel on Saturday, April 17 at 7:15-8:15pm in E450.
~Mat "InferiorEgo" Elfring is a comedian, teacher, comic store employee, comic book writer, and LIFELONG Bears fan.~