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'Avengers' Stars Coming To Cincinnati Comic Expo

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Robert Clark Gregg will attend the Cincinnati Comic Expo Sept. 14-16

Robert Clark Gregg and Cobie Smulders from the Marvel movie universe will attend the 2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo Sept. 14-16 at the Duke Energy Convention Center.

Gregg has played Agent Phil Coulson in "The Avengers," "Iron Man," "Iron Man 2," "Thor" and ABC's "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." He's currently filming "Captain Marvel," due out next year. Gregg, who attended Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, also appeared in "The West Wing" and "The New Adventures of Old Christine."

Smulders, best known as Robin on "How I Met Your Mother," has played Maria Hill in "The Avengers," "Avengers: Age of Ultron," "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." and "Avengers: Infinity War" due out April 27.  She also voiced Wonder Woman for "The Lego Movie."

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Brent Spiner and LeVar Burton in "Star Trek: The Next Generation" in 1987.

Also coming to the pop culture celebration: LeVar Burton ("Star Trek," "Reading Rainbow," "Captain Planet," "Roots"), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau ("Game of Thrones," "Gods of Egypt"), Summer Glau ("Serenity," "Firefly," "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles") and Sean Schemmel ("Dragon Ball Z," "Pokemon," Yu-Gi-Oh!").

The illustrators' lineup includes Mike Zeck ("Captain America," "Spider-Man"), David Michael Beck ("Star Wars"), Amy Chu ("Red Sonja," Poison Ivy"), Alex Savilik ("Superman," "Spider-Man"), Jose Delbo ("Transformers," "Wonder Woman"), John Bolton ("Batman," "X-Men") and Thomas Grummett ("Superman," "Batman: Knightfall").

More information about events, guests and ticket prices are at the Cincinnati Comic Expo website.

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John Kiesewetter joined the WVXU news team as a TV/Media blogger on July 1 2015, after nearly 30 years covering local and national broadcasting for The Cincinnati Enquirer. He’ll be posting news about Greater Cincinnati TV, radio and movies; updating your favorite former local TV/radio personalities or stars who grew up here; and breaking news about national TV, radio and media trends. You’ll also learn about Cincinnati’s rich broadcasting history.