||[Jun. 18th, 2007|03:55 am]
It's been a better week/weekend that I imagined it to be. So many good things happened this week that really made it special. It was also a good week to be a comic book enthuast and live in Philly.|
Firstly, I got my nose pierced on Tuesday. I went out with my brother and his girlfriend because one of her kids was getting his tongue pierced and I tagged along. When we go to the place I was looking around just wondering how much a nose piercing cost. It was pretty cheap to say the least $7 is always a good price to pay. When my mother found out she had a fit. "Why'd you pierce your nose. Your nose is going to fall off" etc. It was funny. Anyway there isn't much she can do about it now, since it's done. It feels weird and it gets me psyched. I always wanted to pierce my eyebrow too, but let's see if I go through with it. I don't want too many needles piercing my skin, after all.
On Wednesday, "World War Hulk", came out and man, let me tell you, they don't cease to amaze me with how much Iron Dickery they have running around in their books today. ENOUGH ALREADY! Stop the character assasination you have on Iron Man. Jeez, it's bad enough you made him do all this crap during Civil War, and now that his behind is about to get smashed by the Hulk you have him punk out and try to make a deal with Dr. Strange and all the other uneregistered heroes to stop the Hulk. He even went as far as trying to send the Hulk off somewhere else. In the least, Dr. Strange manned up to what he did as an Illuminati member and told him to deal with the Hulk in the here and now. *sigh* Tony will get what he deserves, both he and Reed because they've dickified Reed too. I mean using Doc Samson to try and use a kid's (Amodeus Cho, an albeit insanely smart kid) tragedy, against the poor kid, to put a stop to him meeting up with the Hulk.
*sigh* Sue, if you can read this. Go down to Atlantis and have hot Atlantean sex with Namor! Stop denying your attraction for Imperius Rex! The King of the Seven Seas. Namor is so freakin' hot!
*smirks and winks at J-bin*
Now for the Creme de la creme of the week. Wizard World Philadelphia 2007!
This past Saturday was just amazing. I never in my wildest dreams thought I'd go to a comic book convention, let alone so soon as everyone knows I'm a pretty new fan to the comic book spectrum, but it was an experience I wish I could re-live again. Myself and a co-worker/ friend, B, decided to go to the Wizard World Con together and it was so much fun. Aside from the insanely cheap comic books (so many 25 cents, 50 cents, 75 cents, and dollar bins all around the place) all the people you got to see and meet. All the people who dressed up as characters, it was just incredible. We even got to hear Joe Quesada (Marvel Editor-in-Chief) and Brian Michael Bendis (Avengers, Illuminati, Mighty Avengers, New Avengers writer) speak. Anyway, I must chronicle the day!
We met up at around 1:20pm and headed to the PA Convention Center, and when we got in there we just looked around like tourists. The place is not only huge, but it's beautiful. A little fun trivia, it's supposed to have the largest dealer floor in the world (according to the website anyway). After marveling at the building we went to the "Advance Ticket" area and got ourselves our free comics Fantastic Four #546 and Fathom. Then we headed right upstairs to the dealer and man, did it hit you when you got onto the floor.
It was packed. The comic stands, autograph sections, artist sections, the PS3 gaming sections, and the card gaming sections. We started off going off to the various comic book sellers. I bought so many issues of the Fantastic Four and Namor the Submariner that it isn't even funny. So cheap too. From 50 cents to $1. I squeed with fangirl glee! And oh snaps I got my Fantastic Four Unlimited, which is hard to find. But I found it! Then we went off to go to the various action figure vendors. B bought a giant Thor action figure, only because I told him to get it. xD He was a little hesitant but tis Thor, I say to thee. We kept looking around, I kept buying more comics and just looking out for any possible Captain America shields for him. Unfortunately we didn't find any but he did get himself a Cap shirt which he was excited about. After we had a good share of our 1 shopping spree of the day we went to where the "famous" people were.
Jess, I met Dave Tango and Steve Gonsalves from Ghost Hunters! I shook their freakin' hands and even talked to them. I was so psyched! I will say, that Steve does love wearing that hat of his, doesn't he? xD
Walking further we saw Lou Ferrigno (or however you spell his name) he was the man who played the Hulk in the 80s series. He looked sorta pissed. Can't blame him really, I'd be pretty mad too if I went from Hulk to a Convention regular.
After we left that stand B met with Darth Vader and he went fanboy on me so he made me take his picture. After that I was stuck hearing him brag about taking a picture with the Vader. I wanted to kill him. I had to keep telling him that I knew since I was the one that took it.
We eventually met with emo Spider-Man (was wearing the black suit) and we both took pictures with him. Nice guy, says he's doing fine given the circumstances, you know Cap being dead, Aunt May in the hospital. Told me MJ was doing okay too, best of luck to them (as long as they're not the movie versions, well movie version of MJ cos I HATE Kirsten Dunst as MJ)
Me and B went back to looking and buying where I bought another buttload of comics *squees with delight* Around this time we met up with Iron Man, he was walking around all like "Look at me wrong and I'll throw your ass in jail". It was funny because B went up to him and said "You killed Captain America!" and Iron Man turned around and said "Well he should have registered." It was hilarious, at that point I was laughing so hard. You had to be there to hear the tone and just the timing was perfect. It's become our in-joke now. Everytime I think about it, I burst out laughing, definately one of the finer points. I wish B would have taken a picture of the suit though, it was actually pretty well made, the helmet even looked like what you would see in the comics. Anyway, walking further he discovered the shirts stand and once again was going fanboy on me over the Captain America shirts.
About 2 hours in it we left to get some stuff to drink (because things in these little shindigs are ALWAYS overpriced) and then we were back to spending! Where, you guess it, I bought even MORE comics. By the time we left (around this time we met up with Blade) I was hungry as hell so we went to Chili's and then caught the bus home where I had to put my things away to get ready for work. Needless to say I was DEAD at work but it was well worth. Single-handedly one of the best Saturdays I've had in a VERY long time. It was so exciting and so much fun. But word to the wise bring a good camera because depending on camera phone sucks.
Ohh list of all the comics I purchased:
Fantastic Four (That's a given)
Namor the Sub-mariner (One can never have too much Subbie)
Nightwing (Same reason as Namor)
Manhunter (Because I've heard good things about it)
Ghost Rider (Brother)
Marvel Zombies vs. Army of Darkness (Brother, aswell)
And Revelations: Books of Gabriel (Because I got conned into buying it xD)
Now that I've finished re-telling the events it's time for what little pictures we did manage to take!
( B and Mike CottonCollapse )
( B and Darth VaderCollapse )
( B and Spider-ManCollapse )
( Wizard Magazine logoCollapse )
As you can see I don't take nor like taking many pictures of myself, if at all. So all you get is B-ness. xP