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Geeks in the Shreveport and Bossier area have had a tough year. With Shreveport's comic con, Geek'd Con, getting canceled this year, as well as geek shows across the state and in Texas, it's been a rough experience.

But now that we're learning more and more about the right ways to host events with safety measures in place, we're starting to see more events popping up. Including some cool events on the way in our area.

This Saturday (October 3rd) Excalibur Comics on East 70th in Shreveport will be hosting comic book legend Michael Golden! He will be appearing from 12p-5p at the store, where all state safety measures, including mandatory masks, will be in place.

Michael Golden is best known as the co-creator (along with legendary writer Chris Claremont) of the X-Men character Rogue.

Golden is a legend in the comic book industry, but one that has never stopped adding to his legacy as a storytelling professional. He helped create the likes of the X-men character Rogue, but also Captain Universe, Batman villain Wrath, the Micronauts, X-Men villain Vertigo, and Bucky O'Hare. Michael is also known worldwide for his groundbreaking work on "Star Wars," "Batman," "The 'Nam," "Micronauts," "G.I. Joe Yearbook," and "Dr. Strange, " and MUCH more. He has been recognized as one of the best cover designers and illustrators in the comic business.

Golden's work can be seen on covers from "The Walking Dead," Marvel's "Civil War," "Micronauts," "Spawn," "Nightwing", "Iron Man", "Heroes for Hire", "Exiles," "Demon's Regret," "Spiderman," "Vampirella," "Captain American," "The Punisher" to "The Hulk," as well as numerous other titles, for about every company out there. His zombie art if routinely used in conjunction with popular properties on TV and in print.

Credit - Marvel Comics

Michael has served as an Editor at DC Comics as well as Senior Art Director at Marvel Comics, and has worked on scores of movie production projects, some currently in development. His art has been the focus of gallery shows in places as diverse as Gijon, Barcelona, New York, Antwerp and Brussels, while his class on storytelling has been conducted from Spain to Brussels to France to Canada to the United States... and most recently China.

He has recently been awarded with Lifetime Achievement Awards from The University of Maryland Eastern Shore and the Lille Arts Festival. with gallery shows of his work in Spain, New York, Maryland and Moscow, and many points in between.