Comic Con Aftermath

Well, I didn’t go to the Comic Con. I have a good excuse — I live five hours away. But I’m wishing I got to go now, ’cause the pictures in the A-J’s Spotted section look like everyone had a lot of fun.

Looks like the folks in the costumes were out in force. The guys from Abilene’s 501st Legion were in the house — they brought Darth Vader and everything…


No, wait, that’s not Vader. Here’s Vader — he’s a little short, but see how he bends Stormtroopers to his will…


There was a guy dressed as Jack “Starman” Knight, complete with a homemade cosmic staff, which is pretty awesome.


There were kids dressed as Cyclops, Storm, and possibly, Captain Pike from Classic Star Trek.


There was this guy, who was apparently supposed to be Optimus Monkey.


And here’s Ballerina Spider-Girl and Black Hand.


Let me emphasize this — some parent dressed their child as a murderous zombie Black Lantern. That parent is the most awesome parent in the universe.

And here’s one of my favorite pix.


I love these photos of parents bringing their kids out to see the costumes and pick up some comics. It’s what events like the Comic Con are all about.

Here’s to the next Comic Con — I should have my vacation hours worked out by then, so I’ll definitely get to be at the next one…

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  1. Kenny Ketner Said,

    November 9, 2009 @ 8:44 am

    The “monkey” was actually “Optimus Primal.” He ended up being a finalist in the adult costume category.

    It was great seeing so many families out there having a good time, many of whom were at an event like this for the first time just to see what it was all about. You can really make a whole fun-filled family day at one of these things between shopping, getting pictures with people in costumes, sketching at the sketch club area, meeting famous people, and attending panels.

  2. Scott Slemmons Said,

    November 9, 2009 @ 8:51 am

    Bah, he’ll always be Optimus Monkey to me!

  3. Felipe Oliveros Said,

    November 9, 2009 @ 1:07 pm

    I’m Starman 🙂 Im glad you like it!

  4. Scott Slemmons Said,

    November 9, 2009 @ 2:12 pm

    ‘Twas a great costume — and I saw from some of the other photos that JSA writer Matt Sturges thought the cosmic staff was very cool. 🙂

  5. Lubbock Left » Power to the People? Said,

    November 10, 2009 @ 12:25 pm

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  6. Simon Said,

    November 10, 2009 @ 1:52 pm

    it was really a fun event, you missed out scott