Wizard World 2019: Artists & Retailers

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Okay this one is more about the Artists rather than the retailers.. While there is a number of great retailers that come to these events. I feel this year wasn’t that great.. I found a lot of them to be over priced for what they were selling. For example: one retailer would be selling a Pop Head at $40. Now you can go two spaces down and find the same one for $20 or $15…. Plus there seems to be a number of complaining coming from the booths. Stating that no one is buying anything and “trying” to cause guilt trips into buying their stuff.. Personally I found myself think they should have made plans on selling and/or pricing for their products. I really don’t feel bad for them, specially the ones selling autographs of actors or guest for almost double what they are worth. Plus the fact you if you selling autographs of guest who are there at the Comic Con. Why would you buy just pictures for a 100+, when you can get a more personal experience with them and a picture…? It annoys me to no end with these people. I had one guy bitch at me because he put his all his money into this event, in hopes of a profit. This went on for almost 15 awkward minutes. He had nothing but autograph pictures…. No clothing, props, figures.. Just pictures… In the end I just walked away, stating you should have better business sense and know your demographic better. Before wasting all your money on this kinda project.

ANYWHO!! Sorry got on a random soapbox there.

The Artist:

I got to meet Randy Emberlin and wow. Super nice guy and funny. Talked to him for a bit about his art work and past job he had in the past. If you don’t know who Randy is, here is a small bio for you.

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Randy Emberlin is a comic book inker best known for his ink work on the Spider-Man comic books. Per the bio on his website, he currently lives in Portland, Oregon. He has spent the past 30 years working in a variety of creative fields, including as an illustrator of educational books and an animator on over fifty television commercials.

Over the last 20 years he is probably best known for his work as an inker in comics, with a resumé that includes long runs on The Amazing Spider-Man, G.I. Joe, Doctor Strange, Alien Legion, Ghost, and recently the Left Behind series for Tyndale House. He has worked with a wide range of pencilers.

I found myself buying a number of his pictures and getting is autograph as well. Plus the lack of Spider-Man artwork on my walls is rather bothersome haha.

static1.squarespace.comI also got to meet Mostafa Moussa and fell in love with his art style. With out even thinking about it, I got a drawing he did with Deadpool & Cable. As well as one of Harley Quinn. Mostafa has worked with DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Image Comics, IDW, Dark Horse, Hasbro, Mirage Studios, Zenescope, Devil’s Due, Big Dog Ink, just to name a few. Personally I didn’t realize who he was till I saw his art work and put two and two together haha.

Thor… A Woman Now?

So I was going to jump on the whole female Thor conversion the other day when the news is released from Marvel. It seems like everyone is jumping on the bandwagon and I wanted to read through some of the articles get some other points of view. Also the fact I had a podcast come up/retake for The Incredible Hulk which you guys should check out.

Now I don’t really have a problem with the whole gender swap. I mean did it with Wasp, Captain Marvel, even had a lady Deadpool, Batwoman, Lady Punisher at one point. I know there is a rumor going around that Marvel is going forward with the idea of making Dr Doom a woman. The only problem I have, is you have his character set in stone for decades and it seems like everybody wants to reboot or rehash something that has no problems. If it’s not broken don’t fix it. What I would like to see is for DC, Marvel, Image and Dark Horse to come up with some original characters.

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At first when  I  heard about them changing Thor I was a little annoyed, then the other half of me was kind of excited. That’s if they did  it correctly and not make it so she is just going to be in a skimpy chainmail outfit running around with a big hammer. But looking at the pictures of the released, I’m actually excited. That it is an actually a functional costume, like the new outfit for the new Batgirl.

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Its all functional there’s a purpose for everything and not just tight spandex or some skimpy outfits. Cuz I been looking around for superheroes that are women so I can show them to my little girl. I  mean you have your staples like: Supergirl, Batgirl, Wonder Woman, it’s just a little hard to find some strong female figures and stuff that she can relate to. Just to show not everything is guy dominated. She recently got into She-Hulk and really loves she her. But I think having Thor as a woman might open a lot more doors specially for the younger girls.

The story plot for Thor  interesting and I’m not sure how well it’s going to translate. Because from my understanding it seems like Thor has lost the ability to control the hammer and or has lost his powers. The female that is taking his place, I guess Thor had saved her at some point. She later becomes obsessed with Thor, and surrounds her life with all things Thor. Somehow she gets the ability to control/wheeled Thor’s power and hammer. If this is true, because the internet is always full of rumors and it’s kind of a crap shoot on what is fact or what is fake.  The story seems kind of a weak., But we won’t know for sure until comes out. But I for one will be picking this up and giving it a chance. I’ll also will definitely show my little girl this comic. I showed her pictures of it the other day and she’s really excited about it.

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I think in our next podcast we’ll be bringing this up as a news piece and probably have round table discussion. So I’ll be keeping you updated on that.

So what are your guys’s thoughts on this?

Do you think the comic companies should just come up with whole new characters rather than rebooting the old classic ones?

Leave your thoughts and comments below and we’ll definitely respond to them.

UPDATE POST: https://nerdylifeofmine.com/2014/07/18/the-new-thor/

Geek Fallout: The Comic Book Episodes ( Image Comics)

 

Geek Fallout: The Comic Book Episodes.

Chris Lockhart is back joined with Chris Gaida, Jason Roberts and Brian Ferrall. As always we are discussing comic book headlines and our pics/pans. Then we delve into a discussion on Image Comics.

This podcast is an RN/GF Podcast Production in association with the Atomic Geeks Podcast Network.