Black Panther Star Brings Talokan Power to Comicpalooza

Tenoch Huerta Joins the Expanding 2023 Comicpalooza Roster

Style Magazine Newswire | 4/28/2023, 3:53 p.m.
Comicpalooza, along with SWAU, is bringing Black Panther 2 breakout star, Tenoch Huerta, to the pop-culture festival, joining newly added ...
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Comicpalooza, along with SWAU, is bringing Black Panther 2 breakout star, Tenoch Huerta, to the pop-culture festival, joining newly added guests Alaqua Cox, who portrays Echo in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Chad Coleman, Titus Welliver and WWE Hall of Fame inductees Mick Foley and Amy Dumas a.k.a. Lita. Comicpalooza happens May 26 – 28 at Houston’s George R. Brown Convention Center, with celebrity panels, photograph and autograph opportunities occurring Saturday and Sunday.

“We are committed to giving our fans experiences they will cherish for a lifetime.” said Aimée McCurtain, Chief Strategy Officer for Comicpalooza and Vice President of Enterprise Strategy for Houston First Corporation, “There’s something electric about being in the same room as burgeoning stars and undeniable legends – listening to their stories during panels, or meeting them as you get an autograph or photograph – and you’re reminded of that feeling every time you see them on the small or big screen in the future.”

Known for his breakthrough role as the king of Talokan, Namor, in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Tenoch Huerta has quickly risen the ranks and garnered a loyal fan base. Huerta can also be seen in Madres, Son of Monarchs, The Forever Purge, Dias De Gracia, Mexican Gangster, Güeros, Narcos: Mexico and more. He recently accepted an Image Award for his role in the Marvel film and is a recipient of the Ariel Award for his role in Dias De Gracia.

Joining him is fellow Marvel star, Alaqua Cox who will make her Comicpalooza debut this Memorial Day weekend. The up and coming actress is known for her role as Maya Lopez a.k.a Echo in Disney+ Haweye, the deaf Native American amputee hero with photographic reflexes. She is set to reprise her role in the highly anticipated spin-off series Echo. In addition to inspiring audiences across the world, Cox is a proud member of the Menominee and Mohican nation.

Critically acclaimed actor, Chad Coleman is best known for his role as Tyreese in AMC’s cult favorite television series, The Walking Dead. He can also be seen playing the reformed criminal Dennis “Cutty” Wise in the HBO drama series The Wire, DC villain Bruno Mannheim in Superman & Lois, Klyden in the comedy-drama series The Orville, and will soon appear in The Angry Black Girl and Her Monster.

Titus Welliver is a multifaceted actor with many credits in film, television and theater. Among other titles, he has portrayed Harry Bosch in the hit series Bosch and Bosch: Legacy , “The Man in Black” in the long-running series Lost, Jimmy O’Phelan in Sons of Anarchy, James Savoy in Transformers: Age of Extinction,Bates in Argo, Dono Ciampa in The Town, Lionel McCready in Gone Baby Gone, and recently took a turn as Lex Luther in Titans.

“Each year we’re adding or expanding popular activities within Comicpalooza,” added McCurtain. “Discover hundreds of talented artists and unique dealers in the exhibit hall, alongside decked out cars, battling robots, and other attractions. Panel discussions and workshops can be found throughout the building, while an assortment of entertainment, games, and sights are located upstairs. Comicpalooza has been developed so that attendees can curate different experiences each day.”

Comicpalooza will bring a weekend of entertainment to Houston with sensational programming touching on fandoms and topics enticing the curious minds; thrilling special attractions like Robotica and the Itasha Showdown: A Car Runway Experience; special events like the anticipated annual Cosplay Contest and Live Art Auction; and spectacular exhibitors offering unique goods and marvelous merchandise. For more information about this year’s event, please visit www.comicpalooza. com.