Los Angeles Comic Con 2018
Thanks for visiting my blog again! I went to the Los Angeles Comic Con for the first time and it was pretty underwhelming, but you can still check out my photos. Truthfully, this event seems to be designed for collectors of vintage comic books, toys, artwork, and other collectibles. It didn't showcase a lot of merchandise for my personal taste. I didn't see many books or other items that I typically buy. There was supposed to be large sections devoted to sci-fi, horror, and steampunk, but I didn't see much. Plus, driving through Los Angeles is a nightmare. The experience totally reminded me why I don't venture into LA very often. The Comic Con was really crowded too. My mom went with me and both of us were getting pushed around everywhere. I think a bunch of people wanted to buy some limited edition merchandise and they were going to trample people if necessary.
Luckily, I purchased some Lady Mechanika comics from Marcia Chen. She's the writer of the series. Lady Mechanika is definitely one of the better steampunk comic books. The graphics are beautiful and the story has a lot of adventure elements. If you enjoy steampunk, take a look at www.joebenitez.com. Joe Benitez makes the illustrations for the Lady Mechanika comics. His website shows graphic novels, art books, apparel, and more. I didn't find as many photo opportunities at this event, but you can check out a handful of pics below.
The best part of the Comic Con included statues of various superheroes and characters. They looked really good. I thought this Ant-Man was pretty cool.
There were some cosplayers present, but it's not always easy to snap pictures among the crowds. I had a chance to take a picture of Cat Woman, Poison Ivy, and Harley Quinn, AKA the Gotham City Sirens. Batman has great villains and I usually see a lot of them at the Comic Cons.
Do you remember Dracula: Untold? I really like that movie. This is a statue of Dracula back when he was Vlad the Impaler. It's macabre, but also taken directly from the film. I didn't realize anyone cared about this property anymore. These Comic Cons can have all kinds of random treats.
It's Ecto-1! I grew up watching the Ghostbusters cartoon series. This was a great trip down memory lane.
I had a photo op with the God of War. Honestly, I didn't care about the video game series back when it took place in Ancient Greece. Kratos was just a psychopath who enjoyed killing people. However, he has a lot more depth as the Norse God of War. I haven't played the new game yet, but it has terrific critical reception.
This Deadpool statue looks awesome. I noticed a lot of merchandise too.
My final pic is a Spider-Man statue. He was situated in a Marvel area. They sold a lot of plush dolls and collectible figurines.
That's it! I wish there was more. One of these days, I'll probably try the LA Comic Con again, but not any time soon. It was a lackluster event and getting there wasn't easy. But I'm sure a lot of attendees had a better experience. Did any of you guys attend the Los Angeles Comic Con this year? Let me know in the comment section. We're not done with 2018 yet, but the end of the year is coming soon. Good luck with your holiday shopping and watch out for next week's post. Bye!
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