If there’s a chance to meet Stan Lee, hey, I’m going to grab it. And, anyone out there in a position to make that happen, you can take that as a really big hint. I’m like anyone else going to San Diego Comic-Con when it comes to something like that. Actually, there is one way to maybe meet Stan but let’s move on.
This is a calm before the storm. My partner, the cartoonist, Jennifer Daydreamer, and I are very excited about going to SDCC on many levels: as creators, as fans, and even as gawkers. Well, maybe I should speak for myself but there’s sure to be a lot of gawking and, if you can’t do that at SDCC, where can you?
I’ve been flooded with oh so many options. And it’s still, as I say, the calm before the storm. I let myself get caught up with everything down to reports of giant squid invading the waters off San Diego. Shouldn’t they have done that last year for Watchmen? Bad joke, I know. Well, you can’t control the forces of nature anymore than you can control the forces of marketing. Some things I’m pretty sure I’ll pass on like a chance to levitate a ball supposedly by mind control. I’ll probably pass on any games too although I might take a look just to be fair.
Mostly, I see myself coming to this from a somewhat bookish outlook. I’ll zero in on the more offbeat, the more literary and art-related. But I’ll be open to just about anything too and keep in mind that a lot of stuff defies easy labels. For example, I’m totally with Sarah on the merits of Phonogram and I’m totally with Lan on the merits of Blackest Night. And I’m totally in tune with the undeniable: Twilight. That alone is a force to be reckoned with. Which reminds me, I will need to be sure I have ear plugs handy for fans screaming their bloody heads off.
So, if you feel like it, let me know what you look forward to this year at SDCC, whether or not you’re actually going. And remember, you can catch live TV coverage of SDCC on Saturday from our friends over at G4.