My weekend was filled with comics, Barb, droids, artists, writers, and cosplayers. You see kids, this past weekend I was at the 4th annual SC Comicon.
This convention is relatively new, but it continues to amaze me year after year. This year, SC Comicon brought in some special guests like Shannon Purser, better known as Barb from “Stranger Things.” Also in attendance this year was Spencer Wilding, he was Darth Vader in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” I didn’t pay to meet either actor, but I did walk by Shannon Purser, so there was that.
As usual, I was more focused on the comics aspect of the convention. But before I started shopping around, I did have a few stops to make first. My first visit of the day was at the
Ominous Press booth. There I met and talked with Andy Smith, Ron Marz, Bart Sears, and Sean HusVar. They are some of the nicest comic creators I have ever met. All of them signed my comics, and I got a Bart Sears print on top of that. If any of them come to a convetion near you, be sure to say hi to them.
I then made my way towards the Aftershock Comics booth. There I met and got an autograph from writer Joe Pruett. I’ve been a fan of his work since the late 1990’s when he was on X=Men Unlimited and Cable. Now he’s working for Aftershock, and he was kind enough to tell me about some of their upcoming stuff.
He even showed me a preview of Sam Keith’s new comic Eleanor & The Egret. I also bought a few trades there. What can I say? I love anything and everything from Aftershock.
I met a few other creators during Saturday and Sunday. but for the most part, I stayed with the dollar bins and the 50 cent bins. At the end of the con I ended up with over 2,000 comics, a pair of bobbleheads, some toys, and a piece of original art. Among my comic purchases were:
- 10 Daredevil issues from Frank Miller’s run
- The entire Justice League Detroit issues
- Flash issues from the 70’s
- Zorro #14 from 1961
- Bunch of Boris The Bear issues
- Complete Green Hornet run by NOW comics
All in all it was another successful SC Comicon for me. I met tons of great comic book people, and even learned that Andy Smith is a huge “Westworld” fan, just like me. But I couldn’t let SC Comicon go by without visiting one of my favorite cosplayers, Miracole Burns.