Jon, from Double Dumbass On You.com attended Wizard World Philly this past weekend, and ran into any number of Skrulls running around the show floor. If there was this much Skrull cosplay on the show floor this year, I can’t wait until Marvel Apes hits store shelves.
Take the jump for Jon’s complete report and a better look at ol’ green chin.
Among the alarming trends among cosplay at this year’s installment of Wizard World Philadelphia had to be Skrulls. Not just plain Skrulls or heck even a Super-Skrull … they were genre bending Skrulls. There was Skrull Spock, and my favorite which I caught on camera had to be Skrull Indiana Jones.
Notice how despite his Skrullish appearance he too enjoys looking through dollar bins in search of great deals. I thought you’d get a kick out of it. WWP 08 was a good con, a little heavy on the DC side with the Guests/Creators. Being a Marvel guy myself having JG Jones there didn’t get me hot under the collar or anything. However, Katee Sackhoff did she was very funny and I gladly waited in line for 2 hours to meet her during a signing.
The absolute highlight had to be meeting Max Brooks, author of World War Z & The Zombie Survival Guide. He was there to promote a forthcoming comic adaptation of this work that’s coming out from Avatar which looks and sounds very cool (unlike that Marvel Zombies 3 thing, regular continuity invasion … yuck!). I also thought the news of Stephen King’s The Stand getting 6 count ‘em 6 5-issue mini’s had to be one of the coolest tidbits to come out of the WWP … or well the fact that Joey Q. still is telling us to “wait for the big pay off from One More Day/Brand New Day” and that Marvel Apes “are definitely coming”. Talk about taking the wind out of your sails.
Thanks Jon! If anyone else attended the con, and have pictures to share, please contact me.