Well it’s that magical time of the summer True Believers! When the focus of the world turns to that little sleepy burg in California known as San Diego to most but to we spiritual natives call it “The Jewel of the Coast.” This beautiful and picturesque location has been the home to one of the most hallowed events in comic book history since just a few decades after their creation.
The annual San Diego Comic Con has become a pop culture event so powerful and popular that it sets the tone for a segment of the entertainment industry for the following year. In this land where Anime, Steam punk, Sword and Sorcery blend under the all encompassing world of Super hero literature, comic books fans come from around the world to converge.
This year some The D.C. Universe ruled with pomp and majesty. Two of the most anticipated trailers were an updated Batman VS Superman: Dawn of Justice, and The Suicide Squad. Stars like Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Karen Fukuhara(Katana), and of course Will Smith ( DeadShot). From B-VS-S:D.O.J., Ben Affleck, (Batman/Bruce Wayne) Henry Cavill (Superman) . The cast of the new Stars Wars franchise were holding the audience with force like concentration! (Sorry Examiner couldn’t resist that one!)
However the most important feature of Comic Con is its lifeblood. The true cogs of the machine we call the comic book industry. Artists and Writers of the genre were there in mass quantities! Greg Capullo of Spawn , Tom Grummett of Teen Titans, Fantastic Four, Jim Lee Batman: Hush, Justice League and many more. Scribe Jonathan Hickman, STAN LEE! (Nuff said?)
Paul Levitz, Editor. Publisher of D.C. Comics ,Artist extraordinaire Humbertos Ramos , A friend of atombash.com’s Reginald Hudlin, Media Mogul , Writer of one of the most successful runs on Marvel’s Black Panther comic book and animated series.Marvel while super busy with their Cinamatic universe had major exposure as well with Ryan Reynolds appearing with the cast of the greatly anticipated Deadpool.
From the land of the flat screen, the cast of “The Walking Dead!” was in attendance. Also the cast of the BBC hits “Doctor Who and Orphan Black visited from across the big pond as well. Members from HBO mega hit “Game of Thrones” was in attendance as well!
A Detroit favorite and horror film legend Bruce Campbell was there promoting the long awaited television version of “Ash VS The Evil Dead” debuting on Starz Halloween 2015!
Some of the more memorable events included Joss Whedon and Academy Award nominee for “Django Unchained”, Reginald Hudlin receiving Icon awards. The 2015 SDCC was one for the record books. I hope you were lucky enough to be there!