Comics Guests

Reno Pop Culture Con - Andy Mangels

Andy Mangels


Andy Mangels is the best-selling author of over twenty fiction and nonfiction books, including Star Trek, Roswell, Iron Man and Star Wars tomes, as well as an award-winning comic book editor of the Gay Comics anthology. He has also written licensed material based on properties by Lucasfilm, Paramount, New Line Cinema, Universal Studios, Warner Bros., Microsoft, Abrams-Gentile, and Platinum Studios. You can see his comic-book work with publishers ranging from DC and Marvel, to Dark Horse, Wildstorm, Image, Innovation, WaRP Graphics, Topps, MVCreations, and others. Mangels is a national award-winning social activist in the queer community, and has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for charities over the years. He has produced the yearly Women of Wonder Day event, benefiting domestic violence shelters and is also a Board Member of the non-profit organization PRISM Comics. In addition, Mangels reviews movies, TV, and DVDs for Sci-Fi Bulletin. As an actor and singer, he has appeared in stage productions in Montana and Oregon, and had roles in films and television series such as Grimm, Leverage and The Librarians. DVD sets he’s produced include: The Real Ghostbusters, Dungeons & Dragons, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, She-Ra: Princess of Power, The Archies, Flash Gordon, Zorro, The Lone Ranger, Groovie Goolies, and Ark II among a large number of other DVD titles.