Now that the first presidential debate has happened, it looks like politics will be more and more on our minds as we head to the big presidential election in about 15 months or so. Social media is a great place to disagree over political candidates and issues, but what about comics? Should we be reading specific points of view or avoiding them?
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This past weekend was a busy one if you attended the Tampa Bay Comic Con! It ran from Friday, July 31st, through Sunday, August 2nd. It was a good event even though it seemed somewhat smaller than last year’s convention. Here’s their website! It was held at the Tampa Convention Center, which was very near parking and hotels, making it one of the easiest to access I’ve ever attended. Once again, I was working both behind and in front of a dealer’s table. It was a great experience whatever way you looked!
This week I brought home the last hardcover of Grant Morrison’s Zenith series, which I’ve discussed in this column and reviewed before. I was elated! I remember reading this 2000 AD tale years ago and being blown away by it! It still is ahead of many comics coming out today! I was poking around online to see if other people were as happy as I was. I did find some who shared my feelings, but I also found a perception that genuinely stunned me: “It’s too old to be any good.” In other words, it might have been great when…
I’m always fascinated by the reaction of “mainstream” commentators who talk about comics as a result of San Diego Comic-Con. After all, it’s the one week of the year when just about everyone wants to talk comics!
Wow! This was some kind of amazing San Diego Comic-Con this year! And with the growing power of social media, more than ever it felt like we were actually there even if we weren’t! It’s still better to physically be there, but it was great to tune in to so many of the panels and events!
It used to be called “Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find,” but these days it’s known to many simply as “Heroes Con.” Officially, it’s known as the Heroes Convention Charlotte, and the 2015 event just ran this past weekend, from Friday, June 19, through Sunday, June 21.
Several columns back, I discussed the advent of Loot Crate, a subscription service that sends to your door a variety of comics, toys and other comics-related items. They publicize well in advance what the theme of each month’s offerings will be so you can know what you want. As cool as all that is, I can’t subscribe to a service that comes to me fewer times than my local comics shop has new offerings to pick up. Call me irrational, but I can’t wait when it’s time to feed my comics habit!
When I recently reviewed All-New, All-Different Hawkeye #3, I fussed about the fact that much of the comic is still the same as it was before it was called “All-New” and “All-Different.” Most of the people in the book are still the same. The settings and abilities of many of those same people are, well, still the same as they were before the first issue in this series came out. Yes, there’s a new writer, but he’s following the pattern of the previous book.
I have to admit that I had a tough time coming up with this column because my attention keeps turning to the season finale of The Flash tomorrow night on The CW. Can’t wait!
Last time, I talked about Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) being held on Saturday, May 2. Every store seems to have their own way of celebrating this event, and that was particularly clear to me this year. From my own experience visiting several stores and from what friends on the Internet have said as well, this year’s event apparently was even bigger than last year, likely the biggest ever! We might get some statistics about that in the near future, but we’ll see!