Hey folks! We had a preemption of the show last week, but we HAD to make provisions and assurances for tomorrow's airing of The Comic Shoppe (courtesy of afronerdRadio.com) because of the arrival of New York's Comic Con this past weekend. So join Daryll B, Captain Kirk and yours truly as we discuss the convention and a plethora of pulp and pop culture related fare....why bother to delineate the topics...the Comic Con is where it's at! Call in live at 646-915-9620, leave a comment (or converse) in our chat room or contact us via email/instant email@example.com. Live long and prosper, Afronerd believers!
Oh and here's the latest blog entry by The Shoppe's Daryll B:
This year's New York Comic-Con was an experience to say the least. I had a lot more fun this year that in the past 2 years even though I saw less due to fan traffic. Here are 10 observations that I had over the 2 1/2 days that I spent at Jacob Javitz Center:
1) Again for all the ripping I did on DC's 52 Initiative, I can't deny that the editors and staff were not hustling around to get the word out. They graciously did interview after interview at their booth and before and after their panels.
2) This being said, it was IMPOSSIBLE to get into the Dark Knight Rises sneak peek screening(s). I would have had to skip out on other sections of the show. I did give it 3 attempts though....
3) I got into the Avengers Panel and screening though and if you can't tell, I am totally salivating over my keyboard. If Thor whet my appetite, this was a full blown tease. I can't wait for these 2 movies next year... and I even got into "The Thing" marathon and the new Gundam movie/series screenings...
4) I am sorry folks. I just can't get into CGI animation. I tried to sit through the Green Lantern showings and even though it sounds like the story is on point, my mind just can't process the blocky art especially after how crisp First Flight and Emerald Knights looked.
5) Speaking of being everywhere and crisp, Robert Kirkman was everywhere I turned also. Podcast row, Newsarama booth, CBR TV, Image Comics booth, heck I think he even got stopped exiting the building by a newscaster who thought he was a regular fan. Of course Kirkman turned that into a Walking Dead hypefest...
6) The premiere of The Walking Dead kicked all sort of a$$ BTW. I was glad that the first 10 minutes that I got to see on Friday were just the tip of the iceberg. Gripping and LITERALLY leaves you out of breath as if you had been running from zombies yourself. I knew what was coming from reading the book and STILL was caught off guard at the end.....
7) Sorry Folks, I got to speak with the people running the SyFy Network booth and wasn't able to get confirmation on dates for the Monday Mania shows' returns. I did find out that Haven has been renewed for another season for all my King fans out there.
8) I managed to complete my Dwayne McDuffie Marvel Collection with Beyond and The New Fantastic Four with Black Panther and Storm. I even got the FF: The Life Fantastic with his "My Dinner With Doom" story. Now can we get a Damage Control Ultimate Collection Marvel? On the DC side, I picked up (finally) Superman Birthright and although I missed out on The New Teen Titans Games, I did pick up their archive collection.
9) For my gamers, the rocking place to be was by the entrance where fans were playing Transformers: Fall of Cybertron across from where CAPCOM fans were playing Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3. You could literally hear the "ooohs" and "aaaahs" all through the convention area.
10) This convention was JUST like New York: just when you think you have seen everything, you catch something new. In a 45 minute span, I ran into Boomer from the old Battlestar Galactica, Chris Evans, WWE lifers Virgil and Ashley, porn stars from Vivid Entertainment, Fmr NY Mayor Dinkins, Ryan Sohmer and Joel Watson at the Blind Ferret booth which I literally stumbled into, a dude I thought was Robert Rodriquez, Jimmy Palmiotti, and Peter Cullen. And all of them were quite gracious with my black geeky a$$.
My thanks to them, Blind Ferret Entertainment, Comic Book Resources, SyFy Network, Marvel, DC, Image, Midtown Comics, the staff and volunteers at Jacob Javitz and most importantly, the fans from all over the world who answered my questions at the event. Yeah I am going to collapse now DBurt...so until next time AfroNerd Readers: Keep Fantasizing!