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Emerald City 2013!

Posted in comic books with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 11, 2013 by vagabondsaint

Yes, I went to Emerald City Comic Convention (ECCC) this year.  Due to time and budget constraints, I could only go for one day, Sunday, but it was still a pretty good day!  These are my pictures from the day:

Magneto and Mystique, from the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants Whose Codenames Start With 'M'

Magneto and Mystique, from the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants Whose Codenames Start With ‘M’

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HawkgirL, who you’d really think would be cosplayed more often but isn’t. . .

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I confess to this now: I totally love Flo from the Progressive commercials. She can sell me insurance anytime!

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Catwoman, stuck on rocks. . .I guess climbing trees got old?

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Gaze upon his works, ye mighty, and despair! Or just admire his Ozymandias costume, whatever.

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This is actually just one guy, wearing the best (and possibly only) Denny O’Neil/Gerry Conway costume EVER.

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In retrospect, pinching Batgirl’s bum as she walked by was a BAD idea. . .

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Lady Comedian and. . .her accountant? I dunno what they guy in the tie was going for there.

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In retrospect, pinching Batgirl’s bum while she walked by and was within radio range of Batman was a TERRIFICALLY BAD idea. . .

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Matt Wagner drew a neat little sketch on my Batman/Grendel cover!

Matt Wagner again, on the inside cover of my Grendel: Devil by the Deed hardcover!  He was AWESOME!

Matt Wagner again, on the inside cover of my Grendel: Devil by the Deed hardcover! He was AWESOME!

Those are my pics!  I also got stuff signed by Darick Robertson, Garth Ennis, Howard Chaykin, and numerous others!

See you soon!

VS  – 3.11.13

 

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Colour Me Impressed

Posted in comic books, movies with tags , , , on July 23, 2008 by vagabondsaint

I must admit, I didn’t think it could be done.

When I first heard months ago that the second-most critically acclaimed graphic novel of all time, the most popular graphic novel of all time, and my favourite book of all time would be made into a movie, I was very skeptical.  I’m talking, of course, about Watchmen, by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons.

How, I wondered, could the brilliance, complexity, psychological explorations, and stunning character developments possibly be shortened into a two-hour movie?  What would have to be changed to make it acceptable to mainstream audiences, and would those changes make a mockery of my beloved book?

Then I saw the trailer.

Damn.

Other than the costume changes for Silk Spectre and Ozymandias, the visuals for this movie are just mind-blowing.  And Dr. Manhattan’s still nekkid!

I’m still skeptical, but if the story can match the visuals, this will be an incredible movie indeed.

Keeping my fingers crossed. . .

VS – 7.23.08