Fan Expo has signed Frank Miller to a three-year appearance agreement and announced a DC Comics variant program for its up-priced tickets at 2022 shows.

Fan Expo announced Tuesday that it had signed a three-year agreement with comic creator Frank Miller, providing for exclusive appearances at Fan Expo shows through 2024 (the exclusivity has exceptions for New York Comic Con, San Diego Comic-Con, and one rescheduled event from 2021).  Miller will participate in autographs, special events, and programming panels at the shows.  In 2022, Miller will appear at Megacon Orlando in May and Fan Expo Boston in August.

Fan Expo has also announced a variant program with DC, under which up-priced (Premium and VIP) ticket packages at all of its 2022 shows (beginning with Philadelphia, last weekend) will include one of 12 blind-bagged variants of Batman Adventures #12, with art by Stanley "Artgerm" Lau.  The comic was originally released in 1993 and introduced new character Harley Quinn.

Two art pieces will anchor the 12 variants.  The covers and their rarity schemes are:

  • Main Edition Cover A (1:1.5)
  • Virgin Edition Cover A (1:5)
  • Glow-in-the Dark Edition Cover A (1:10)
  • Foil edition Cover A (1:30)
  • Foil Edition Signed Cover A (1:120)
  • Foil Edition Remarked Cover A (1:3000)
  • Main Edition Cover B (1:1.5)
  • Virgin Edition Cover B (1:5)
  • Glow-in-the Dark Edition Cover B (1:10)
  • Foil edition Cover B (1:30)
  • Foil Edition Signed Cover B (1:120)
  • Foil Edition Remarked Cover B (1:3000)

Fan Expo is aggressively moving to establish its 2021 convention roster, as it rolls out its expanded schedule, which now includes shows rebranded from Wizard World and Denver Pop Culture Con events (see "Fan Expo Announces 17 Events for 2022").