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Wondercon 2017 is This Weekend

Wondercon 2017 begins tomorrow, Friday March 31 and continues to Sunday April 2nd.  This is a historic Wondercon for some due to the fact that it does not fall on Easter weekend.  It is being held at the Anaheim Convention center, which is directly across from Disneyland.

Wondercon is affiliated with the San Diego Comic Con.  Yes, it’s the same folks the put that wonderful show on that also put this show on, its just a smaller, but just as good.  Wondercon is host to nearly 59,000 people.

A bit of history about Wondercon.  The convention hasn’t always been in Anaheim.  Until 2012 it was in San Francisco, having Originated in Oakland CA.  A fun fact that I didn’t know until I read the information handed out today when I picked up my badge.

Light post with Wondercon 2017 flag in front of convention center.

Wondercon has something for everyone.  There are are a multitude of vendors, nearly 1,000.  Comics from DC, Marvel, Image, Boom.  They have new and used comics and I usually find some stellar deals at some of the booths.

There is a lot of programming some of which includes Warner Bros, BBC, NBC and 20th Century Fox.  Just to name a few.  There is hundreds of hours of panels over the course of the 3 days.  It’s rather quite amazing how they put this show together so quickly.  I was there today, and honestly there really wasn’t much put together yet.  I’m sure the vendors are working late into the night to get ready for everyone tomorrow.

Front of the Anaheim Convention Center featuring Midnight Texas for Wondercon 2017

I will be updating through out the day, and in the evening after the day has come to a close.  Check my Facebook and Twitter for updates.

 

Iron Fist #1 Comic Review

Iron Fist is a marvel character that I knew nothing about until I started watching the Netflix original series this week.  After binge watching the show, which I highly recommend checking out, I did decide check out some of the comics.

Iron Fist is not a new character, however there is a new Iron Fist #1 that was just released.  I read through it quickly and I really liked it.  In the comic, he’s seems to be losing his Iron Fist powers which he draws from the chi force of K’un-Lun, which was destroyed.    Needless to say, Iron Fist is having an identity problem, since when he’s not Iron Fist, he’s Danny Rand.

Danny Ran is having a rough time finding himself, and begins frequenting a bar where whisky is his friend.  Until opportunity arises and Danny just may have a chance to find answers, and maybe even restore his power.

This was just the first issue of the comic, so this is where is 2017 storyline will begin.  Danny is a master of Kung Fu and even though his Iron Fist power is fading, he can still hold his own.

I am looking forward to the series.  He is an interesting character who doesn’t just fight but also has a very real human emotion side to him.  Making him easy to relate to on a few levels.

They leave us with Danny sailing off to find answers.  I can’t wait to take the journey with him.

Batman v Superman Will Make You Form Your Own Opinion

It’s no secret, Batman v Superman has been one of the most anticipated films over the past year.  There has been so much talk about the how the film hasn’t delivered, frankly if I were to listen to all the reviews, I would never have seen the movie.  However, I have seen it, and I’ve seen it twice.

I’m not a die-hard fan who’s read every comic since I was a kid.  I don’t have a stash of the comics from back in the day.  I do have comics now, but I didn’t form my opinions of Superman, Batman or Wonder Woman as a child.  That may or may not make a difference in my opinion of this movie.

I absolutely loved this movie and found it to be very engaging.  I don’t know too much of the backstory of the characters but I do know enough to where I didn’t feel lost watching it.  I have seen the other movies that have come out.  Which do an okay job telling the story though they do leave out quite a bit, backstory plot wise.  This is where your friends who did read the comics or the DC wiki can come in quite handy.

First, I really thought Ben Affleck did a great job as Bruce Wayne and Batman.  He had “the look” that I just didn’t feel from Christian Bale.  Perhaps it’s because he’s older now, darker.  I also got a darker feel from Superman as well in this film.  For me, characters that have a darker side seem more appealing, more real.  I also can relate to Batman having lost his mother and how he promises to save Superman’s mother.  It was as if because he couldn’t save his own mother, he could some how take away some of the guilt by saving Martha.

Wonder Woman was just as appealing to me as Batman and Superman.  Though at this point, just based on the films I’ve seen in this series, there is very little known about her.  Her entrance into the battle was great, and the added surprise of Batman and Superman when she decides to intervene and help, was a great scene.

Throughout the film the score was a driving factor behind how I would react to what I was actually seeing.  It is definitely a soundtrack that I will pick up.

All in all I feel this was a great start to bringing together the Justice League.  I look forward to seeing the Wonder Woman stand alone, and hopefully a Ben Affleck Batman stand alone as well.

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SDCC: DC Comics Brought to Life in New Lego Exhibit

Master brick builder, Nathan Samaya, who you may remember reimagined all the 2015 Oscars out of Legos, has now brought DC Comics to life.  Lego life that is.  His latest exhibition “The Art of the Brick: DC Comics“, celebrates the company’s 80 years of history with over 100 statues.  The exhibition is set to have it’s debut is Sydney, Australia at the Powerhouse Museum in November.  However San Diego Comic-Con attendees will get a sneak peak of the show during a panel titled “DC Comics Meets LEGO Art” where they will be able to select pieces of the art.  Here is a glimpse of some of the Lego statues that have been created for the exhibit:

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