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Wizard World

OK, so on Saturday I went to Wizard World with my friend Readhead Fangirl. More in the cut.

OK, so where to start? My friend RHF is a huge comic fan and she's been trying to get me into comics for awhile now. As I've said before, I'm slowly getting into them, although now I've been reading and buying tons more. I linked to her blog which is mostly about comics. She doesn't list names, just initials, so I'm M, if you go and read her blog.

We got there about an hour early in order to line up and try to get the free tickets to the Kevin Smith Q&A, which woo hoo! we did get in to see.

I came with a list of comics and books that I wanted to buy and in the first 15 minutes or so I dropped $80 and got almost everything on my list. I got:
Watchmen - everyone says this is a must read, so I really want to read this one
Middleman - Javi gave me a signed copy of #3 at the Minions vs. Babes bowling event, so I wanted to get the others, I got #1, #2, and #4, to complete my set.
Astonishing X-Men #4 and #5 - Bob from Stormwatch Comics gave me a trade of Astonishing X-Men #1-3, so I wanted to continue reading this series
Spiderman and the Black Cat #1 - 5 - I picked up #6 when I was at the Secret Stash in LA, but silly me, I picked up #6 and I want to read the whole thing through from the beginning, so now I have the complete set.
Dead @17 - I've heard good things about this one so I wanted to pick it up

OK, that was my list minus Swamp Thing by Alan Moore, but Alan Moore didn't start the series and I wasn't sure whether I should just buy the trade with his stuff, or start the series at the beginning, so I opted not to get this one yet.

Other stuff I bought:
Batman the Killing Joke - since I didn't get Swamp Thing I got this instead, but it looks like I picked up a collector's issue (I think the guy said it was a first print or something and it doesn't look like it's even been read yet)So now I don't want to read this one and will have to pick up another copy to actually read the story.
Dawn Vol 1 - signed by Joseph Michal Lisner
and the independents...
Action Philosophers #4
Tales of the Starlight
Convention Confessional #1
Wasted Minute #4 (I already have #1 - 3)
Suburban Folklore #3 - free comic

Then RHF lent me some comics to read too...
She Hulk
The Walking Dead vol 1
Sexy Chix: Anthology of Women Cartoonists
Convention Confessional vol 2
and she gave me Marvel Romance Redux #1 to keep. This is a reprint of old romance comics with the stories changed to be more modern and funny.

OK, back to the con...So RHF wanted to get some stuff signed by Jim Lee and she stood in the big signing line for about an hour till she gave up.

I sat in on the Spike Q&A for the new Blade series, which sounds pretty cool. I will be checking it out in the fall. I mean anything with vampires, witches or zombies and I'm there!

The whole scene was way crowded and crazy. I picked up a Mutant Enemy t-shirt, but after I got my initial stash of comics I stayed out of the dealer areas. We spent some time on artist's alley and I picked up a print of Harley Quinn signed by Tommy Castillo.

Before lunch we went to the DC Comics panel. The best news for me is that a brand new Wonder Woman is starting on Wednesday. I will definitely be checking that out. Other titles that peeked my interests include Superman Returns, Secret Six, and SuperGirl.

After lunch we spent a little more time in artist's alley. I saw Lou Ferrigno and I talked to Scott Schwartz, who played a vampire on BTVS once, but he was selling pics of himself w/ celebrities and I just didn't get what that was all about.

I lined up early for the Kevin Smith Q&A, but not early enough. Our seats were decent, but we were way on one side. Jay Mews was there for about a second and left. For every question Kevin had about a 15-20 minute answer. He is just so funny and a great story teller. I'm linking to an article about the Q&A cause it will cover so much more than I could. http://www.wizarduniverse.com/magazine/wizard/000370648.cfm

Anyway, we saw a clip from Clerks 2 and it was great! It was a clip about Star Wars vs. Lord of the Rings and I was crying it was so funny. Kevin Weisman (Marshall from Alias) was in the clip and he was so funny. I just loved it and can't wait for the movie to come out.

Well, that's all for now. Check out the links and read some more about the Kevin Smith Q&A and RHF's blog. It was a long, exhausting day, but oh so much fun. We could have probably gone out and partied with some RHF's friends, but we were too tired, maybe next year?


( 7 comments — Leave a comment )
Jun. 5th, 2006 04:57 pm (UTC)
sounds like a blast! :D

Jun. 5th, 2006 06:47 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you had a good time!
Jun. 6th, 2006 01:07 am (UTC)
One ring
I love that you list all the comics you bought- you supported local dealers and indie creators! Grrr...arrgh...

Redhead Fangirl
Jun. 6th, 2006 01:42 am (UTC)
Glad you had a great time!!

The clips of Clerks 2 sound hilarious... :D!! YAY!!

Jun. 6th, 2006 12:09 pm (UTC)
Oh it was hysterical, I might write up a little more on it later. I'm trying to catch up on some things I want to write about first.
Jun. 6th, 2006 05:51 pm (UTC)
From RamessesIX
Hey, sounds like a great time, I'm jealous! You're going to love Watchmen. You won't be able to put it down. There's this mounting sense of apocalypse that just keeps pulling you to the last page. It's one of those things that rewards multiple readings as you'll pick up stuff you didn't notice the first time.

Interesting that they have a new Secret Six - I remember reading some reprints of the original series. Very '60s James Bond-ish, and sophisticated storytelling for its time.

Wizard World Boston was such a disaster, they're not even doing it again this year.
Jun. 6th, 2006 05:59 pm (UTC)
Re: From RamessesIX
Yeah, I started the Watchmen and will write my review when I am done. I will also write reviews for V for Vendetta and Batgirl The First Year, which I finished this weekend. Just trying to find the time to write some thoughtful reviews instead of, "I really liked it."
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