Will Walking Dead Introduce A New Big Bad Soon?

 

The Walking Dead is back on the air soon, and fans of the comics know that there’s a good chance we may soon see some really terrific bad guys popping up. Walking Dead has given us an amazing cast of characters, it’s always the villains that make a story.  We’ve had one amazing one in The Governor appear in the uber-popular TV show, but what else is coming down the pipeline?  Let’s get a look at a the big bad villain that you should know about if you’re more of a fan of the TV show than the comic.  Spoilers follow for events from the comics, but we should all know by now that the way things happen in the comics isn’t necessarily even similar to how they go down in the show.

 

Negan

Negan

Meet Negan

Negan is the pioneer of a group called The Saviors and is the most important antagonist of the current comic arrangement. He assembled a group of strong men and led them into threatening adjacent survivor groups (like the merry band of misfits we’ve come to know and love, Rick and Co.). Negan sets out for retribution against Rick’s gathering after they execute a few parts of his posse. As part of this, Negan requests Abraham’s murder. He has a few trackers find the Safe Zone.  At the time he and whatever remains of his pack take after and trap the gathering throughout their outing to the Hilltop. After Rick rejects an arrangement that would give Negan access to the Safe-Zone’s supplies, Negan ruthlessly kills Glenn with a baseball bat. After that, the safe-zone group provides for him a large portion of the supplies to keep him from murdering any more of their members. Negan is known for utilizing excessive disrespect when he talks, even to his own particular men, and for being a brutal leader.  The show runners have actively talked about having him appear on TV, and as cruel as the Governor was, there’s a good chance we could end up hating (and hence kinda sorta loving) Negan even more.

This is a theme we’ve seen in The Walking Dead before. Negan has a lot in common with the Governor, mainly his love of power games and status.  In both cases the bad guy attacking Rick’s group wasn’t doing so because Rick represented an imminent threat to their lives, but rather because Rick represented a threat to their power.  The viewer knows that if the Governor (and Negan) had just stayed away, it’s unlikely the two groups would have ever clashed and no one had to die.  But in the post-apocalyptic world, men like the Governor and Negan need power as much as they need food or shelter, and that’s why we once again see a bad guy proving that when zombies roam the Earth, it’s still the humans that you have to beware of.

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Comics and Wrestling, the classic combo

Comics and Wrestling, the classic combo

The morning of Wednesday, April 9th 2014, people everywhere woke up to the news that wrestling legend The Ultimate Warrior (real name James Hellwig) had passed away at the age of 54. The degree to which this news effected you depending on whether or not you were a wrestling fan of course, but it quickly became apparent from browsing through comic related chat groups and message boards that most comic fans were. In fact, it seems like the majority of comic fans either are or at some point in their lives were fans of professional wrestling. WWE even has a reasonable presence in comic books, having titles out chronicling the adventures of characters like The Undertaker, The Rock, and even the Ultimate Warrior. But what is it about wrestling that appeals to comic fans? Why do those two things go hand in hand? Particularly since so many comic fans are at best passive sports fans and at worst couldn’t care less about professional sports (not all of us geeks obviously, but enough that it’s noticeable).
The appeal of comics themselves have a great deal to do with it. We comic fans tend to get interested in comics at an early age, and more often than not the comics represent a nice form of escapism. We can hate the stereotype of the socially awkward physically unfit teenager huddled in a corner reading a comic book, and yes that’s certainly getting to be less and less common as comic books become more and more mainstream, but the fact is that for many people that was the case. Comics where a way to get away from the world for a few beautifully drawn pages. It wasn’t just about escaping though. It was about hope. When times were tough, when your home life was going to hell, when school was a place of harassment and unhappiness, you needed to believe that there were heroes in the world. Not regular heroes though. When you’re so small and the world is so big, you need super heroes. Ones who go above and beyond what mortal men can do, who can whisk you away from danger or fear, who can right the wrongs and save the day.
At some point, many comic fans discovered professional wrestling. And the magic of this sport for many of these kids was that it took that hope and made it somewhat real. These were people, real people that you were watching on live TV, who were doing the impossible. They were super heroes, capable of flying and coming back from the dead and defeating evil no matter what the odds were. Over time, you made them into more than the mere mortal men and women who came to you every week to battle each other over contrived storylines. They were legends in their own time, crashing through tables and plate glass windows, leaping off ladders twenty feet in the air to crash down on their opponents. When life was bad, it was never that bad, because you knew that there were heroes in the world, and one day you could possibly be one too.
The Ultimate Warrior was one of the greatest of these heroes. Hailing from Parts Unknown (because any great super hero needs a dark a mysterious origin), he was able to shrug off devastating blows that would destroy a lesser man. He was buried alive and poisoned by a deadly cobra, but could never be stopped. We loved him for the truth he gave to our stories, the knowledge he gave us that the world was a safer place because he was out there, fighting the forces of darkness. No bully was ever quite as scary, because if things truly got bad enough, the warrior would come and save day.
Yes, Virginia, there is a super hero. He is the Ultimate Warrior, and he exists as certainly as bravery and strength. Alas, how sad it must be to live a life where you do not believe in such things, to only believe in the plain and mundane. These are the people who will look down on wrestling and tell you “it’s not real you know”. Yes, we know what it is. It is the stuff of legends, made flesh and bones and (mostly) muscle. The Ultimate Warrior appeared on Monday Night RAW the day before his passing, and there is no more fitting end to this article than what he said there:
“No WWE talent becomes a legend on their own. Every man’s heart one day beats its final beat. His lungs breathe a final breath. And if what that man did in his life makes the blood pulse through the body of others, and makes them bleed deeper, and something larger than life, then his essence, his spirit, will be immortalized. By the storytellers, by the loyalty, by the memory of those who honor him and make the running the man did live forever.
You, you, you, you, you, you are the legend-makers of Ultimate Warrior. In the back, I see many potential legends, some of them with warrior spirits. And you will do the same for them. You will decide if they lived with the passion and intensity. So much so that you will tell your stories and you will make them legends, as well. I am Ultimate Warrior. You are the Ultimate Warrior fans. And the spirit of Ultimate Warrior will run forever!”

Hey there comic fans, what are you up to April 8th through May 4th? Probably a lot, because that’s a pretty long time period. Almost a full month. But in that month, make time to check out The History Of Invulnerability, the story behind the creation of Superman and all the craziness that went into that character.

The History of Invulnerability | April 8 – May 4 |
We all know that every superhero has an origin story, but perhaps no comic book lore is more famous than the Man of Steel – son of Jor-El and Lara, and hero to Metropolis. And yet, the real beginnings of Superman’s creation are filled with controversy and doubt.

From Tony Award and Emmy-nominee, David Bar Katz, comes the larger-than-life account of Jerry Siegel – the Jewish teenager who created Superman in the wake of World War II, sold his prized-possession for $130, and spent the rest of his life trying to bring Superman back home. An ensemble of actors portray dozens of characters, as the heroics and heartbreak of 1930s Cleveland, Auschwitz, New York, and Krypton jump from the panels of comic book legend and come to life before your very eyes. http://ow.ly/uysdb

Taking place at the Rep Theater in Milwaukee, tickets are on sale now, and every true comic fan needs to check this out. The entire world of Super Heroes started here, with one man in tights and a cape, and the story behind him (and, let’s face it, behind comics as we know them) is a fascinating one.

But, that’s not all. The people behind this terrific event have a bunch more fun coming your way, including a cosplay contest at a bar on a Friday night. Now that right there is a fun combination of words. So hit the link above, or here again for ease of use: http://ow.ly/uysdb and we hope you enjoy The History Of Invulnerability.

It’s almost time for Mighty Con Milwaukee, and this show is shaping up to be a big one.  How big?  We’re actually spilling over to the next room because we couldn’t fit enough tables into the main convention room for all these vendors.  So when you come, you’d better be ready to see more comics, toys, games, and collectibles than you’ve seen in Milwaukee in a long time!

Mighty Con Milwaukee is bringing table after table after table of amazing vendors all together for one day only, Sunday, March 9th from 10:30 to 4 at the American Serb Hall, 5101 W Oklahoma Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53219.  We’re keeping this one cheap, only $3 for admission, kids are free, and just to start you off right we’re giving you a free comic of your choice (with thousands to choose from) as soon as you walk in the door.  We love comic collecting so much, we just have to share that love with everyone!

We’ll have toy vendors, movie vendors, game vendors, even hot sauce vendors to round out your fan experience.  Then, once you’ve had your fill of fandom, swing by our free video game play section to get in a couple rounds on Smash Brothers, then talk to Extra Life Milwaukee about how you can help raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals by playing video games.  Do you like video games?  Do you like helping kids in need?  Of course you do.  So make sure you come talk to Extra Life about how you can do your part.  I know, it’s tough committing to playing a whole ton of video games, but as long as it’s for a good cause, I guess we can all make that sacrifice right?

Our last show comic show in Milwaukee was a terrific success, thanks in no small part to you wonderful fans, and we can’t wait to see you all again on Sunday.  So bring your friends, bring your family, and bring everyone you know out to Mighty Con Milwaukee.  Check out the official event post here, and don’t forget to check us out on Facebook to make sure you never miss a show!

What Went Wrong With The Fantastic Four Casting?

Meet Your New Fantastic Four Cast

Meet Your New Fantastic Four Cast

The casting for the Fantastic Four reboot was poorly thought out, and it’s not related to race.  Okay, it’s related to race a little bit, but not completely in the way you think.  First, let’s get into the casting itself.  The current rumors, and until I see actual production footage with these people I’ll still refer to it as rumors (wishful thinking?), is that we’ll have Kate Mara, Miles Teller, Jamie Bell, and Michael B. Jordan as Sue Storm, Reed Richards, Ben Grimm, and Johnny Storm.

The first thing you may notice is that you’re not all that familiar with these names, and that right there is by far the biggest problem with this cast.  Something that Marvel Studios, Sony, even Warner Brothers (no, seriously, follow me here) have established is that you need to have legitimacy associated with your film through established star power if you want to succeed.  Frankly, odds are the comic movie industry wouldn’t be where it is today if Marvel hadn’t signed Robert Downey Jr. to be Tony Stark and then surrounded him with more established talent.  Comic movies are heavy, and if you don’t have some serious weight on the casting sheet then they tend to tip over.  Having a more established actor or actors facing off against Ryan Reynolds in Green Lantern may not have saved that movie, but it probably wouldn’t have hurt.  Meanwhile, they managed to cast well established leading males as both the hero and villain in Batman Begins, and lo and behold a franchise was born.  Given that also had the steady had of Christopher Nolan guiding it, but more people are going to respond to the actors names at the top of a movie poster.

The Difference Between “New” And “Talented”

Now this isn’t saying that the four people cast in the FF reboot are bad actors or unskilled.  What it is saying is that Fox is banking a lot on this reboot and without a big name or two to anchor it, it’s likely to just drift away.  These are fairly young actors, and there’s nothing to say that ten years from now it won’t be uncommon to hear people say “hey, there’s a new Miles Teller movie out this weekend, want to go see it?”.  But for now, that’s just not a thing.  And here’s where that becomes a big problem for Fox.  You see, without the big names to draw in casual movie goers, you’re going to be relying on the actual comic fans to boost your box office numbers.  So, you’d better not make the comic fans angry.

Fox Made Comic Fans Angry

So here’s how Fox then made the comic fans angry.  And you knew this was coming.  Michael B. Jordan.  Johnny Storm.  Those two are now one and the same.  The internet immediately tried to find a way to protest this without sounding racist, and things got weird for a few days after this news came out.  So, let’s address a couple of the points that were widely brought up.  The first and foremost point was that characters can have their race changed without it being a big deal, and some examples from previous comic movies were brought up.  So, let’s go ahead and call those out right now.  Yes, Michael Clark Duncan was an acceptable Kingpin, but that’s mostly because he doesn’t even make the top ten list of things that were wrong with Daredevil.  Sam Jackson is a great Nick Fury, but that’s mostly because they’re basing him off the Ultimate Nick Fury, who was designed to look like Sam Jackson, so not only is it not really 100% a race change, it’s actually ideal casting for the character.  Lawrence Fishburne was probably an adequate Perry White, but considering that he was only on screen for all of ten seconds it’s kinda hard to tell.  And finally, people kept asking why this caused so much of a stir when people didn’t seem that upset by Sony casting a black Electro.  Probably because Jamie Foxx is an Oscar winner and one of the best current actors available.  Remember when I talked about bringing legitimacy to a movie?  Jamie Foxx is legitimate, period.  The Michael B. Jordan casting is just out of left field.  But, like the title of this article promised, this isn’t entirely race related.

Comic books fans are a fickle bunch.  We take canon seriously, and we hate it when you mess with our stories.  If you write a story that’s beautifully done but doesn’t fit in with how we perceive the character, we will go completely insane.  It’s juvenile and immature and closed minded, and dammit it’s just the way we are.  So when you tell us that Sue and Johnny Storm are different races, you’re throwing us a curveball.  Is one of them adopted?  Does one have a different parent?  Both are reasonable explanations, and both unnecessarily mess up the canon of one of Comic-doms most important teams.  We comic fans are very very big on comfort, and you’re making us uncomfortable for no good reason.  You didn’t do it to bring someone into the movie who’s going to guarantee this thing an Oscar nomination.  You didn’t do it because the person you brought in is friends will Bill Murray and they’re going to be able to get him to do a cameo in it.  You did it because you wanted to change things up, which shows a fundamental lack of understanding about how your target audience works.  Fans are a vocal bunch of people.  You don’t even have to ask for our opinion, we will give it to you anyways.  If you want to mess with a character, pick Hawkman, no one knows what the hell his story is anyways.  Don’t mess with the things we hold sacred, that’s all we ask.  Sadly, as much as we ask this, it’s clear that the people who hold the rights to these characters often just aren’t listening.

Mighty Con Milwaukee Returns 9/21/14

Back by popular demand, Mighty Con Milwaukee Comic Book Show returns to the American Serb Hall on Sunday, June 8th, 2014.  What makes Mighty Con so different from all the other comic book shows this year? This event actually welcomes the whole family with low prices, free parking, and tons of great deals for people of all ages. This is one comic book show you can’t miss, with tons of give aways and thousands of comic books, toys, statues, posters, t-shirts, video games, artists, and collectibles of all shapes and sizes.

When Is The Comic Book Show?

Mighty Con takes place on Sunday, September 21st from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where is the Comic Book Show?

Mighty Con takes place at the American Serb Hall, 5101 W Oklahoma Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53219

How much is the Comic Book Show?

Adults are just $3, and kids 12 and under are free.  But you don’t just get admission for that.  Every person who attends Mighty Con gets a free comic book at the door to get their day started off right, and then a drawing from our famous Everybody Wins Raffle, the only raffle where every single drawing is a winner!

Want to get in early?  If you order your pass online, you can get in at 10:00 a.m., a half hour ahead of everyone else!  Get first grab at all the best deals: click here to pre-order your passes!

After pre-ordering, you can pick up your passes the morning of the show.

Looking to Sell Your Collectibles Or Show Off Your Brand At Mighty Con?

Unfortunately, we are sold out of vendor and artist spots for this show, but follow us on Facebook and/or email us at MightyConVendors@gmail.com for info on our next show and how to get on the waiting list.

Who will be there?

 

Geek Inc Comics - Specializing in low priced key issues, Geek Inc Comics has that hard to find issue that you’ve been looking for!  With thousands of keys from the silver, bronze, copper and modern ages, as well as tons of low prices back issues, you’ll find everything you need at the Geek Inc Booth

Pulp Culture Comics And Collectibles – With one of the largest collections of autographed comic books around, you’ll be astounded by both their selection and his prices!  Everything from classic vintage issues to new variants to limited edition prints, all at rock bottom prices and many pieces signed by the artists, writers, creators, or any combination.  This is definitely a must see booth!

Extra Life – Part of the Children’s Miracle Network of hospitals, Extra Life is a program designed to bring gamers together to raise money in support of kids who need your help.  Come on out and get info on how you can help the Children’s Miracle Network help out the children in their hospitals to fight the good fight, and you can be a real life super hero to someone!

 Sutdog comicsMy name is Mike and my part time business is Sutdog Comics, Sutdog is what my friends call me. My regular job is as a special education teacher. So with comics not being my main source of income I can afford to sell my comics for really cheap. My specialty for Mightycon will be $1 golden, silver and bronze age. I will also have nicer silver and bronze age books for $3 and $5 each still a low price. I sell a lot of cheap lots and key issues on eBay under Sutdog Comics. I’m always looking for more comics to buy, old or new, cheap or valuable

Ken Smith Toys

Comic Wreck

James Bula

Toyman Collectibles

Jim Droese Comics

John Hauser

 

Plus many more to come!

Don’t forget to pre-order your passes now for early admission!  Click here to Pre-Order

On behalf of the Mighty Con family, we’d like to thank everyone who came out to our biggest show yet at the Dupage Fairgrounds last Saturday.  We saw more people than ever come through the door, some amazing deals were found and some wonderful conversations were had.  There’s nothing better than spending the day with a large group of people who share your passions, and that’s what we all got to do this weekend.

There was some incredible original art to be found from artists like Eddie Nunez and the Krayon Brothers, amazing original comic related crafts from Lizzie’s Right Brain and Geeky & Chic, even amazing hot sauces from Vic Mortari.  Publishers big and small were on hand, from Hypno Brain Comics to Blackheart Comics to Big Dog Ink.  But then we got into the collectibles…

Oh the comics to be found at Mighty Con.  Boxes upon boxes, with more comics than any sane person could count.  Amazing silver age keys like Avengers 1 or Amazing Spiderman 1, plenty of your modern keys, $1 boxes, 25 cent boxes, Got Comics even brought out piles and piles of amazing storyline and mini series sets (all at half price to boot, which made for some great finds).  From high priced graded comics to great readers out of the dollar bin, for the comic book enthusiast this show was definitely one that you did not want to miss.

Then came the toys and statues.  Boxes, bins, piles, huge quantities of toys.  Our vendors delivered, and our fans were excited.  I myself even finally found a Vash the Stampede bust for my shelf from Time Tunnel Toys (now just have to find that Wolfwood one!) and if you were looking for old G.I. Joe’s or brand new Marvel Legends, you found it.  We gave away over 1,000 comics at the door, and nothing makes us happier than to see the excited faces digging through boxes to find the free comic that they want the most.

It was a terrific show, and we appreciate everyone who came out.  Our next event at this location will be on Saturday, June 28th, and we can’t wait to see you again!

The next Mighty Con is almost here

We’re just a few days away from the next Mighty Con show at the Dupage Fairgrounds in Wheaton, IL.  For the show’s lineup click here, but let’s give you a rundown of why you can’t miss this show.  First off, this is one of the largest one day shows in Chicago land, featuring over 45 booths and artists tables which an absolutely tremendous variety.  Comics?  Forget about thousands, we’ve got tens of thousands available for you to browse through, from golden and silver age high end key issues to new releases that are still on store shelves, and all at amazing prices.  Your favorite regular reliable comic vendors with those key issues you need to round out your collection, plus new collections that haven’t seen the floor of a comic show ever!  Toys?  Oh yeah, we’ve got you covered there.  From the brand new marvel legends figures to your favorite classics from the 70s and 80s, our vendors make sure that whatever you’re looking for, they’ve got.  G.I. Joe, He-Man, Thundercats, if it was part of your childhood then it’s part of Mighty Con.  Original art?  How about original artists doing sketches and displaying their work for you right there at the show?  Commission your very own piece or pick up a some great looking art to decorate your pad with.

What Sets Mighty Con Apart?

But the thing is, lots of shows can boast those kinds of things.  Sure, we go the extra mile to make sure that our vendors come locked and loaded and that you’re going to have a good time, but at Mighty Con our mission is to make sure that you have a great time.  So aside from the low admission cost, free parking, and free kids admission, we’re going to give you a free comic, of your choice, the minute you walk in the door.  Thousands upon thousands to choose from, free, right away, just to start your day off right.  And we’re not stopping there.  You see, then you’re going to draw from the Everybody Wins Raffle.  That’s not just a clever name, you will win something, every time.  Free comics, free t-shirts, discounts at certain vendors, all sorts of prizes, and everyone gets one.

Tired of walking from booth to booth?  Take a load off at the free video game play section, run a few laps around Rainbow Road in Mario Kart maybe.  Entertainment is what we’re about, and we know that you’re here to have a good time and enjoy yourself.  Then grab a bite, maybe spice it up with a few of the Igor’s Custom Hot Sauces you picked up at the show, then take another lap.  Because there’s more bargains here than you’ll see at any other show of this kind, and whatever your collection needs, this is the place to get it.  So come on our this Saturday, February 22nd from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Dupage Fairgrounds, 2015 Manchester Road in Wheaton, IL 60187 in buildings 2/3.  We can’t wait to see you there!

Lego Movie Review

After taking over the toy world, and in fact being declared the toy of the century, some few years back Lego began expanding its empire.   Video games, cartoons, insane licensing deals, the Lego name was popping up everywhere.  So, it was only a matter of time before Lego found its way into theaters as a major Hollywood production. And so it came to be that last weekend, Lego: The Movie opened up in theaters everywhere.

The biggest draw that the Lego movie was banking on was a tremendous cast of voice talent.  A promotional “behind the bricks” feature even played up on this, with the characters in the movie talking about the people voicing them (including Morgan Freeman stating “that man could read the phone book and make it sound interesting”). The cast included stars such as Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Morgan Freeman, Charlie Day, Will Arnett, Will Ferrell, Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Alison Brie, and Liam Neeson. That’s a huge lineup.  I mean really, look at that.  It’s one of those ensemble casts that you look at and say to yourself well, it’s got to be good.  And indeed, the Lego movie is good.  Really good.  So let’s get into that.

Our story begins…

The story begins with Emmett, voiced by Chris Pratt, a super ordinary super forgettable construction worker.  Emmett buys into every bit of the ultra big brother-esque propaganda of fit in, be nice, don’t’ complain, everything is fine.  That is until Emmett stumbles across the only item that can stop the evil Lord Business from destroying the world, the Piece of Resistance.  Emmett quickly falls into the hands of Lord Business’ underlings, but is rescued by Wild Style, voiced by Elizabeth Banks.  The action then starts up at breakneck pace and doesn’t slow down.  This movie is absolutely the film equivalent of a sugar rush, lots of bright colors, explosions, snappy jokes, and fast paced chases.  We find out that Emmett is prophesied to be the Chosen One, who will be the most interesting person in the world, and defeat Lord Business, who plans to use a weapon called the Kragle (Krazy Glue with part of the label scratched off) to freeze the world in a perfect place.  Emmett joins up with other members of the resistance, and the story follows the standard hero’s journey to such a perfect T that you expect some insane twist, because no movie can be that self-aware.  Well, a twist you get, but we won’t spoil that for you.  We’ll just say that you get a bit of Pixar level emotion at the end to make sure that we all learn a valuable life lesson.

As far as the animation goes, the movie is fairly flawless.  It’s given a pretty simple template to use of course, with the Legos themselves building everything.  Nothing here really breaks new ground or revolutionizes the industry, but it’s neither trying to nor really supposed to.  This is a world of what you would expect to see when playing with Legos as a kid.

The voice acting itself is also pretty spot on.  Nothing wrong with it, but again nothing really revolutionary.  The most memorable voice is, no surprise, Will Arnett as a very dark, self-absorbed and egotistical Batman.  Arnett was the perfect choice for this role, giving us one of the most enjoyable Batman’s since, well, ever.  I’m actually a bit saddened by the fact that we’ll likely never get to see a Will Arnett Batman face off against a Mark Hamill Joker.  Ah well, we can always dream, right? Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum show a lot of promise as Green Lantern and Superman, but don’t really have enough screen time to make an extremely lasting impression.  This is a bit of a shame, since they establish a great relationship of the Green Lantern driving Superman nuts.

The music is the best worst greatest part of the movie.  You will have “Everything Is Awesome” stuck in your head for days.  It’s like audio crack, one hit and you’re hopelessly addicted.  Nothing you can do.  This song is catchy on a level that should be downright criminal.  The rest of the score is well done, keeping you locked in on the action, which is coming at you a mile a minute.

In the end, this movie is so meta that I can’t believe the item that everyone was going after wasn’t actually just called a McGuffin.  Every standard hero story trope is thrown in, each one with a sly wink and a nod that very few kids will get but most adults should get a chuckle out of. The thing is though, this isn’t about the story.  There’s a lesson here, and it’s an important one.  And we can’t tell you what it is, because it will completely give away the ending.  So we’ll just say if you’re an adult and worried about coming to see a kids movie by yourself, don’t worry.  The movie very thoroughly explains to you that this is okay, in fact it’s even encouraged.  And we’ll second that.  The movie was a rush to see, it was fun, it was enjoyable, it was even touching and sweet.  Go see it.  As long as you had a childhood, you’ll enjoy it.

Overall Grade: B+

Mighty Con Presents The Milwaukee Comic Con

Mighty Con Milwaukee is returning to the American Serb Hall at 5101 W Oklahoma Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53219 on Saturday, January 11th, for its unique brand of comic book shows that are fun for the whole family.  Running from 10:30-4, admission to Mighty Con Milwaukee is only $3 for adults, and kids 12 and under are free!  But, that’s not all, with every admission you also get a free comic book to start your day off on the right note, plus an entry from the Everyone Wins Raffle, the only raffle where every single drawing is a winner!

Dozens of vendors will be on hand, with thousands of comics new and old, from great $1 readers to high end collectible key issues.  Plus original artists, toys by the dozen, and plenty of other rare collectibles.  Come out and spend the day enjoying our free video game play stations, talking with other collectors about your favorite series, and searching for that hard to find issue that’s been eluding you for so long.

Interested in setting up at Mighty Con Milwaukee?  Tables are only $20 each, but are very limited so be sure to reserve yours early! Follow the link below, or contact us at GeekIncComics@gmail.com for more information!

Mark your calendars today, and don’t miss Mighty Con Milwaukee at the American Serb Hall in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Saturday, January 11th from 10:30-4.

Guests include:

Geek Inc Comics - Specializing in low priced key issues, Geek Inc Comics has that hard to find issue that you’ve been looking for!  With thousands of keys from the silver, bronze, copper and modern ages, as well as tons of low prices back issues, you’ll find everything you need at the Geek Inc Booth

Pulp Culture Comics And Collectibles – With one of the largest collections of autographed comic books around, you’ll be astounded by both their selection and his prices!  Everything from classic vintage issues to new variants to limited edition prints, all at rock bottom prices and many pieces signed by the artists, writers, creators, or any combination.  This is definitely a must see booth!

Jim Droese – One of Wisconsin’s best sources for great finds, Jim Droese brings with him thousands of comics, new and old, at prices that you have to see to believe.  From new back issues to Golden Age keys, Jim’s booth is the collectors dream.

John Hauser Comics – Owners John and Diane Hauser pride themselves on prompt response and shipping, tight consistent grading of comic books (according to Overstreet Comic Price Guide standards), and 25 years of customer service. Check our eBay reputations! We Have earned 15 consecutive CBG awards and have been Overstreet Advisors for over 12 Years !

JMHCOMICS has hard to find items with over 60,000 old comics, back issues and collectibles in online catalogs and hundreds of thousands more Marvel, DC, Harvey, Mad, EC, ACG, Gold Key, Tower, Fawcett, Dell, Atlas, Charlton, Disney, Classics Illustrated, Fiction House, Mad, Tower and others tucked away in our warehouses.

We have lots of Archie, King, Paul Terry, Phantom, Silver age and Modern, Superman, Batman, Fantastic Four, Green Lantern, Silver Surfer, Iron Man, X-Men, Hot Stuff, Little Lulu, Richie Rich, GI Joe, Transformers. Even more with genres like Crime, Religious, Romance, Horror, TV Comics, Movies, War, Western.

Geeky & Chic: We are huge fans of mostly all things sci-fi, anime, comics. But our biggest passion is videogames. We turned our passion into a small online business we have been running through etsy.com. We have kept our online stock low just to gear up for MightyCon and we can’t wait to be there!

Our online website is http://www.etsy.com/shop/GeekyandChic?ref=si_shop

Rob Golub – Rob Golub has been selling at a comic show every year or two since about 1980. This is this year’s show. He’ll have ten cent boxes, fifty cent boxes, some indie books, some silver, and cool and cheap signed comics from deep inside the mysterious Golub comic vault.

Scott & Amanda Harpt – Scott sells a handful of comics, but mostly deals in vintage toys. Amanda sells the couple’s Super Hero themed artwork, as well as homemade Super hero T-Shirts!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/Mandyiseachoneunique?page=1

 

Jeremy and Randy – Action figures and comics!  Two local guys, selling large collections of toys and comics.  Featuring vintage and modern action figures from Star Wars, G.I. Joe, Transformers, Superman, Batman and other Super-Heroes.  An assortment of modern age comics hand picked from a very large personal collection will also be on hand. We sell on eBay also.  For a sneak peak, search for sellers jaadubs and cyngeon.

Kent K -  Selling single issue comics from 25 cents and up, lots of trade paperbacks, hardcovers, Marvel Omnibus, and some classic and modern video games!  

Also appearing:

Comic Wreck

James Bula

Toyman Collectibles

Ken Smith Toys

Paul Maiellaro

Vic Mortari

Daniel Hetzel

Sutdog Comics

Silver Phoenix Comics

Brian Jacobson