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The San Diego Comic-Con runs kicks off with a preview night on July 20, then runs July 21-24. If you are a comics creator or publisher, and you’re planning to bring something new to the con — a sketchbook, a print, a graphic novel debut, etc. — then we want to hear from you. Drop me an email and let me know if you’ll have something cool on hand that attendees should know about. Feel free to send any artwork as well. Thanks in advance!
Now let’s take a look at more stuff coming to the con, including Professor Zoom, Supernatural Law, Marvel Mini Muggs and more
Flashpoint‘s big villain, Professor Zoom, has San Diego on his schedule. Graphitti Designs will sell the above SDCC-exclusive action figure at their booth during the show, with a limit of one figure per customer.
Exhibit A Press is publishing its first-ever full-color book: The Life-Partner of Frankenstein: A Supernatural Law Book by Batton Lash (60 pages, $10.95).
The plot: A descendent of the original Victor von Frankenstein, Colin von Frankenstein has created his own monster in his home laboratory in upstate New York. When Henry (the monster) yearns for a mate, Dr. Frankenstein creates Freda. The couple immediately bond and want to make their relationship official. Imagine their shock and disappointment when the county clerk denies their application for a marriage license—and has Freda arrested for possible public health violations! Dr. Frankenstein calls in attorneys Alanna Wolff & Jeff Byrd, who must deal not only with the case before them but an agitated townspeople who don’t want such an “unnatural” couple in their community.
This story originally appeared online in the Supernatural Law webcomic (www.supernaturallaw.com); the book is a limited edition primarily for Comic-Con.
The Exhibit A booth at Comic-Con is 1909, and Batton will be signing at the booth all four days. More information: www.exhibitapress.com
Hasbro assembles the Avengers at their booth; Mini Muggs of Hulk, Thor, Iron Man and Captain America, as well as a Mighty Mugg-sized Giant Man, will be available at the show for $35.
Dark Horse will sell an exclusive Peter Parker/Spider-Man Syroco statue at the show for $50, with a limit of four per customer.
I mentioned the Thor Minimates collection a couple of weeks ago; here’s a picture:
These will only be available at the Action Figure Xpress booth, along with a Mumm-Ra figure that comes with his dog, Ma-Mutt. I never knew he was a dog lover. But it makes sense if you think about it.