San Diego Comic Con 2019
This year I was way more focused on just taking the whole event in since it was year #2. Made the entire day way less stressful even with the insane amount of human traffic that was everywhere. This year I made sure to swoop a ton of comics and also got to pay a visit to my favorite Comic squad Nuclear Comics at their booth. If you didn't make it over to them then I'm sorry because they always have the best selection and unreal prices. (Swooped my "The Joker" Brian Azzarello for only $15 which I then finished immediately on the train ride home.) Up above you'll see the solo pop I purchased this year and it was the Spider-Carnage AAA Anime exclusive. Couldn't turn that one down especially since it's one I've never been able to get my hands on. As expected the DC and Marvel booths were incredible. Marvel with basically the same setup as 2018 but DC Came out to PLAY! I'd say I was most impressed with how they stepped their booth presentation up this year with the incredible costumes (see Ras al Ghul above) and monster digital screens that draw you in from anywhere within the convention. Totally almost swooped me on their DC Universe deal which came out to only $75 for the year and came with 4 exclusive Variant Comic covers and 4 posters. Still pretty rattled at myself for not pulling the trigger on that one. Besides those two obviously being two of the top booths I'd say Sideshow Collectible also brought some extreme HEAT! Not only did they have their usual incredible figures and statues but one of the workers there was the Man and gave me their new comic they are releasing that is all done in house titled "Court of the Dead - Shadows of the Underworld". I couldn't believe he just handed me this incredible hard cover copy that is fully loaded with creep and amazing artwork throughout it all. If you haven't heard of it for sure give it a look. Below are some snippets of the magic they've created ... and if you want to pull the trigger and add this to the collection you can get it right HERE.
As I walked around and time flew by incredibly fast there was one thing that stuck with me after it all. It happened of all places at the Crank Yankers booth when I walked by and a worker stopped me as I was fully loaded with comic books in my hand because my dumb ass didn't bring a bag. A worker stopped to talk with me and said, "Thank You for coming to COMIC CON and buying comics. Barely anybody comes to comic con anymore to truly enjoy comics. Thank You." Some people just aren't willing to give it a try. I know I didn't for quite some time but if you do you won't regret it ... Well, maybe your wallet will. Cheers to all of the comic fam who was able to make it and to all of those who couldn't. Keep reading that magic. Check out the gallery below for some more of the amazing goods as San Diego Comic Con 2019 and check out the Clayton Crain Virgin Variant I picked up along the way.
Taz al Ghul
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