Newark’s First Comic Con!

Newark had its first-ever (!) Comic-Con yesterday, and this “new” local-yokel got to go!

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The Heath Ledger Joker scared the bejesus out of me, and I had no problem telling him so! LOL! 🙂  The Darth Vader guy was as tall as the original, and he had that breathing sound with him!

The guy at the end of this photo collection (after Kraven the Hunter, complete with Spider-Man mask!), is Ron Wilson, a famous Marvel comicbook artist remembered for Marvel Two-In-One and early issues of The Thing solo series in the late 1970s-early 1980s. I fanboyed all over him!

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They had a brother comicbook creator there, Darrell Goza, whose lecture on Black superheroes and Black comics was so well-researched and contextualized, it made me ashamed that I had ever taught a class on comics history during my Morgan State days. It’s always good to run into people who have forgotten more than you will ever know on a subject! I gotta buy the poster (!) he had on the history of Black superhero comics and support his books! I told the organizer Goza’s lecture should be a PERMANENT part of this Comic-Con!

This event proves that Newark is on the move, ready or not!

Okay, 364 days until next year’s! LOL! 🙂 At least I’ll have “Free Comicbook Day” and “Captain America: Civil War” to tide me over in May while I wait. 🙂

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