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SD Comic Con Day 4

Saturday at the San Diego Comic Con has wrapped up, and it was a pretty great day all things considered. An interesting thing that we all noticed about today is that, while usually being a really strong day for a show, today felt almost like things were petering out due to the extreme front loading of the event since the Wednesday evening Preview Night. Already in the afternoon today the expansive dealer room was starting to slash prices on their goods, and the crowd even seemed a little thinner than in several days previously. In spite of the strange winding-down feeling, it was still a very productive day for meeting a few of the key people we'd hoped to meet, and here is a round up of the fun that we had!


Having been enjoying the comic Locke and Key very much over the past few months, a big goal was to chat with Joe Hill (w) and Gabriel Rodriguez (a) about their good work. After the IDW panel we had a chance to catch up with them and share our thoughts on their book, as well as our excitement (which they shared) at the news that it has been extended to a monthly contract for 24 more issues over the next two years! Joe Hill plans to finish up the current plot arc with another 6 issue series, and then launch into the 24 issue run which will explore the house and the dark backstory in much greater detail. Both of the guys were super nice, and it was fantastic to have the chance to meet them.




We were very glad to see that Hasbro had put out the upcoming 'Specialist Trakker' figure, which is a 100% homage to the Preserve favorite MASK line from the Greatest Decade. The logo in the top corner of the card is even of the MASK logo, and the figure comes with a helicopter-jet pack just like the 2-figure sets from the original MASK series!


There were, of course, a lot of great costumes at the show, and we'll be making an effort to highlight as many as we were able to photograph in an upcoming special section of the Preserve coverage of the event. In the meantime, though, for today, I wanted to feature a group costume for which I always have a soft spot, being the Ghostbusters crew. It's interesting that these sort of costumes usually go one of two ways - placing the names of the actual characters on your jumpsuit, or using your actual name. These guys were true to the franchise characters and did a fantastic job!


Lastly for today is something about which I was very happy, which was getting to meet Larry Hama. I was just checking out the Devil's Due booth to see what was new with the Voltron comic, when I realized that Mr. Hama was sitting right there autographing with no line! Having not yet managed to get a copy of #0 of his Spooks comic, that was quickly fixed and brought to him and the pencil artist and concept creator, who shared the table with him. Before he signed, though, an amazing troop of Cobra costumed people came by, and someone at Devil's Due was very insistent that they pose with the Godfather of GI Joe, and the rest is history!

We will have more images in our full gallery eventually, but hopefully this brief taste gave you an idea about the show and what you can expect in our additional coverage!
Posted by charlie on July 27th 2008, 05:31 AM
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Hey Dude! So wishing I was there with you. I have to get me some of those clone Wars toys. Developing a toys jones.
 

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