​​Howard Wong is an award nominated writer and creative consultant. His passion for creative content and narrative development has led him to work in animation, comics, high-end collectible toys, intellectual property development, transmedia narratives, mobile & web games,​ marketing and creative content development. His collaborative works in comics have been nominated for the Joe Shuster Award's Gene Day Award, Comic Book Buyer's Guide Fan Award for Favourite Graphic Novel, the Ghastly Award for Favourite Horror Anthology. Howard has been nominated for the Joe Shuster Award for Outstanding Canadian Comic Book Writer and received Diamond's Gem of the Month for his creator-owned work.

He can usually be found traveling or eating somewhere on earth. Sometimes both at the same time.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Iron Man: Hong Kong Heroes #1 Variant Covers

Guys! Iron Man: Hong Kong Heroes #1 has two variant covers! One by Gang Hyuk Lim (JAN180907), and the other by Brian Crosby (JAN180908)! Or you can go for the original by Justice Wong (JAN180906). So that's a total of three wicked covers to choose from when you pre-order.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Iron Man: Hong Kong Heroes #1, Certified Cool!

I didn't know Iron Man: Hong Kong Heroes #1 was Certified Cool at Previews World. Thanks to those messaging me about it.

"Throughout PREVIEWS, you'll find a selection of some of the coolest comics around, but let's face it, some comics are so cool that they deserve to be singled out. So every month, we "certify" some of the best and brightest!
"Certified Cool" is PREVIEWS' way of showing you a comics world that is powerfully unique unto itself.
The titles listed below stood out to us as perfect examples of distinct comic stories that will broaden your entertainment experience and the industry.
Dive right in and enjoy some of these wonderful tales!"

Iron Man: Hong Kong Heroes #1 - JAN180908

So the word is out that Iron Man: Hong Kong Heroes #1 is coming out March 21st! Justice Wong (artist) and I filled the story with loads of action, familar Hong Kong locals and introduce a new armored hero!

If you want to get your own copy, head to your locak comic shop and use Previews Code: JAN180908. 

(W) Howard Wong (A) Wong, Justice (CA) Crosby, Bill
The Marvel Universe story of Disney's newest & coolest ATTRACTION!

Stark Expo Hong Kong-THE place to unveil the latest and greatest in cutting-edge technology. But even as TONY STARK and WENDY WONG introduce the newest futuristic tech in the STARK EMERGENCY RESPONSE EXOSUIT, an evil from the past strikes! The sinister BARON MORDO has teamed up with ARNIM ZOLA in a diabolical merging of next-gen technology and ancient dark magic.  It'll take a titanic team-up of AVENGERS to protect the expo.  But who will wear the prototype exosuit?  And will it be enough to fend off this lethally evil force? Featuring CAPTAIN AMERICA, BLACK WIDOW, HULK, BLACK PANTHER, and the introduction of an all-new ARMORED HERO, you won't want to miss this one!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

New Frontiers: The Many Worlds of George Takei, the Anthology

Thanks to editors Jeff Yang and Keith Chow, I had the fortunate opportunity to be a part of this anthology that is filled with stories inspired by George Takei's life involving different landscapes of cultural diversity, as well as being introduced to artist Yehudi Mercado.

The production time was very fast-paced, but fortunately Yehudi and I were on the same page for the story we wanted to tell. Yehudi and I were able to create wonderful paralleling stories that connect two generations through similar experiences titled, There's Always Tomorrow. Click here if you want to get your own copy.

"This original graphic novel anthology is inspired by the life and legacy of George Takei and is the companion book to the JANM exhibition of the same name. NEW FRONTIERS uses Takei's incredible journey as a launching pad for the imaginations of a breathtaking array of diverse creators — Asian, black, Hispanic and Native American; lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans — to tell original stories about incarceration and exclusion, representation and resistance, the digital world and the struggle in the streets. "

Click here to find out more about the exhibition.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Toronto Comics Anthology Vol.3 is Nominated for a Joe Shuster Award

Toronto Comics Anthology Vol. 3 is nominated for a Joe Shuster Awards' Gene Day Award! So many talented creators involved in this, I'm proud to be among them with a story called Snowblind with Keith Grachow! He's nominated for another Gene Day Award for Saltwater! Congratulations to all the creators, editors and to our fellow nominated comic friends!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Harbour City's Superhero Summer

When they told us that they would be making big posters of Iron Man Experience: Hong Kong Heroes for Harbour City's Marvel Superhero Summer exhitbit, we never imagined they would be doing this:

That is a 4-meter high, 3D version of our cover! On the other side, this:

A 1:1 ratio Iron Man doing his thing. Justice and I were floored. This was way, way beyond what we thought they were going to do. 

Right before the opening of the exhibit, we took a quick shot.

This is an exhibit at Harbour City promoting the Marvel Superhero Summer event at Hong Kong Disneyland using pages from the Iron Man Experience: Hong Kong Heroes comic Justice and I worked on for Marvel and HKDL. Besides the giant 3D cover, they supersized preview pages!

It was great meeting more Hong Kong Marvel fans who didn't know we would be there. We happily signed more Iron Man Experience: Hong Kong Heroes and got to chat with them between the rain. Typical Hong Kong weather with the rain coming and going all day. Even with weather like that we had a fun filled day seeing the exhibit and talking with more media folks about.

Just look at the size of this blown up page!
Tearing through a page of a comic you wrote is surreal.
 They even made some nifty displays for more shutterbug fun.

One of the interviews we did that day.

Wish they took the shot of them checking out the comic. That was a fun moment.

So before we got to our interview with RTHK's Wan Tsz Lung,
we geeked out together with some Marvel heroes.

Hong Kong Disneyland's Superhero Summer Grand Opening

So back in June Justice and I were invited to checkout Hong Kong Disneyland's Superhero Summer Grand Opening! We got to become S.H.I.E.L.D. Agents and enter the Dimensions of Danger, and other MARVELous things they had. They did a fabulous job making you feel like you were walking into the Marvel Universe where you get to see...I don't want to spoil it, but it if you're a fan of Marvel comics or films, you really need to check it out.

Nothing to see here, just Stark's Research Lab.

We also met members of the Hong Kong Marvel Fan Club. After taking photos, they asked us to deface their copies of Iron Man Experience: Hong Kong Heroes, which we were more than happy to oblige. Even in the crazy humid weather their spirits were high. There were many questions about our story and all things Marvel. It's always fun to geek out about the films, Netflix shows, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and of course comics. 

If you ever wonder if there were comic book fans in Hong Kong, you don't need to wonder no more. There are, and they are awesome!

Thanks for all the support!

Meeting awesome members of the Hong Kong Marvel Fan Club at the grand opening of HKDL's Marvel Superhero Summer. Photo: Me (left), C.B. (centre) and Justice (right)

C.B. signing copies of Iron Man Experience: Hong Kong Heroes for Hong Kong Marvel Fan Club members.

Really humbled by the fans asking us to deface their copies.

Justice explaining the madness I put him through with fans.
Justice revealing secrets from the story or him gawking at his own awesome art. You decide.