San Diego Comic-Con From The Sidelines

Once again, I’m just an SDCC JAFO Another Comic-Con came and went, as once again I was unable to attend. I’ve never been to Comic-Con. It’s not that I don’t […]

Once again, I’m just an SDCC JAFO

Another Comic-Con came and went, as once again I was unable to attend. I’ve never been to Comic-Con. It’s not that I don’t want to. It’s more of other factors in my life. It happens. I’d love to go and see it. I do hear that’s it’s a zoo, but a fun zoo. Hopefully, before I die, I’ll make it out there.

Like a lot of people, I’m watching the news coming out of Comic-Con. In a lot of cases, because I’m a news site, I get a lot of the PR, after it’s been announced. So, I’m still in the know.

I’m still processing a lot that came out of Comic-Con, and I wanted to share some thought of mine that really stuck out:

  • Aquaman and Shazam! Movies – Amazing! Both look a lot better than I thought and I can’t wait to see both of them!
  • Uncanny X-Man Returns to Comics – This isn’t a shocker at all. With the Disney buyout of some of Fox entertainment properties, it was only a matter of time. Though if Disney wasn’t such dicks about this in the first place, it wouldn’t have needed to happen.
  • DC Universe Actions Figures by Mattel – Wow! These look like crap. The face sculpts are horrible, which is a damn shame, because there are so many characters coming out that I want. This is not the work of the Four Horsemen.
  • Grant Morrison on Green Lantern – You know how I feel…moving on
  • Titans – I’m still on the fence on this one. The entire “Fuck Batman” thing just to set a more mature theme is hack writing. And Starfire just looks God awful. Pathetic when cosplayers attending Comic-Con can do a better Starfire than a major television studio
  • Marvel – No Marvel movies this year at SDCC which sucked. Looking forward to Iron Fist Season 2 on Netflix. Still don’t give a crap about their comics.
  • LEGO James Bond Aston Martin – It has an ejector seat? Oh hell yes!!
  • Mezco – One:12 Collective is going strong, but not a fan of all the characters they are making. We’ll see
  • DC Universe Channel – New Young Justice episodes at only $7.99 a month? I’M IN!
  • Captain Action – A Rocketeer pack. Yes please!
  • Disney firing James Gunn – This one is still something I’m thinking about. Maybe be something for another editorial.

SDCC is a true overload of information but these were the top ones that stayed with me.

In any case, it looks like it was another successful Comic-Con. Can’t wait until next years!

Brian Isaacs - Executive Editor / Publisher

About Brian Isaacs - Executive Editor / Publisher

An avid comic collector/reader for over 40 years and self-proclaimed professor of comicology, Brian original started up the site Pendragon's Post to share his voice. Well that voice has been shared, and evolved into The Fanboy Factor. Brian is an advocate for remembering comic roots, and that we don't forget what was created in the past, and encourage everyone to read it as well. When not swimming in geek culture, he can be seen corrupting..introducing his young son to comics, much to his wife's chagrin.