When it comes to San Diego Comic-Con, every publisher approaches the show a little bit differently. Whether they house cosplay contests, interactive displays, photo ops with talent, creator signings and/or a whole lot of purchasable product, SDCC booths are an opportunity for the publishers that can attend to make a big impression on one of the most attended pop culture gatherings of the year. You can get a sampling of what publishers like Marvel, DC, Archie, Boom!, IDW, 2000 AD, Dark Horse, Image, Fantagraphics, Oni and others were up to on the show floor of this year's SDCC after the cut.
Among the colorful cosplay, massive booths, interactive displays and walls of merchandise at San Diego Comic-Con remains the most important component of the show: Comic creators. ComicsAlliance hit the show floor to catch the men and women who tell our favorite stories in sequential art and captured the enthusiasm that comes from fans getting to meet their favorite storytellers at the biggest convention of the year. Hit the jump to to see some of the many creators from this year's SDCC.
There's plenty strange in the neighborhood this time of year and it looks like somebody in San Diego knew just who to call. A replica of the Ghostbusters' ride, The Ecto-1, was spotted tooling around SD's Gaslamp District today, the official first full day of Comic-Con. At least we assume it's a replica? Yelp says this city is ridiculously haunted, so maybe some cosplayers have started packing something closer to functioning proton packs? Or maybe these guys bought the modified 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor ambulance limo on eBay? Whatever the case, the guy at the wheel seemed quite happy to be cruising for spectres. See what you think by checking out a bigger image after the cut.
Following last year's display of Batmobiles, Warner Bros. Entertainment. has returned to San Diego's Hilton San Diego Bayfront hotel park for "Lawn Con," a family-friendly event space featuring music, eating areas and prominent DC Comics, LEGO and Warner Bros. Animation displays. Set to run through the duration of Comic-Con on July 18-21, Lawn Con showcases 2-3 story-tall Teen Titans Go! balloons, approximately 1:1 scale LEGO builds of Batman, Scooby-Doo's Mystery Machine and even a life-size LEGO Bag End bringing the Hobbit Lego set to life. Down the street, Cartoon Network's also blown up Regular Show's Mordecai and Rigby with a big balloon display.
Where some conventions skew more toward pop culture than comic books, this past weekend's Emerald City Comicon 2013 stocked Seattle with hundreds of prominent creators from every corner of the medium. ComicsAlliance
The ComicsAlliance crew has been making the trek up to Seattle for Emerald City Comicon for a few years now, with each trip delivering a bigger and more diverse blend of comics and pop culture content. The nearly completely sold out three-day show flooded the Washington State Convention Cent
Another Emerald City Comicon has come and gone, but attendees have a buzzing, star-studded three days of comics, creators and cosplay to look back on. ComicsAlliance was on hand to capture a smattering of the spirit of the Seattle convention, which you can peruse to your heart's content after the jump
Hasbro's Iron Man 2 line boasted nearly every armored hero and villain to appear in the film, but as the line winds down to make way for Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger toys on the shelves, it seems to be focusing on concept armors and redecos according to images at Undercovergeeks.It's unknown when these figures will ship, but the 2011 is expected to include the following:
- War Machine Mark II
- Quick Change Iron Man (Mark IV to Mark VI)
- Hypervelocity Armor Iron Man (Redeco)
- Shield Bre