ComicCon Roadtrip

Comic Con Roadtrip

This week Dan the Man & MattyV headed out to Byron Center for the first annual Byron Center Rec Comic Convention.

MattyV talked about the movie, “The Perfect Guy” starring the woman who played the character Mona Fredricks in “Boss”. If you don’t want the movie ruined, fast-forward about 20 minutes into the podcast.

The convention was small but had some interesting vendors selling retro toys, video games, Funko Pop figures, and of course comics! There were also some local artists selling their prints & indie comics as well. We didn’t stay for the cosplay contest but did see several kids in costume. On the way out the boys came face to face with Deadpool (forgot to take a pic)!

They then headed to Wally’s Treasures in Grand Rapids, MI, who boasted to have 30,000 comics and over 3,000 vinyl record albums among other interesting items. MattyV got Jen the Intern a little something because she was a bit under the weather and couldn’t make it.

Lastly, the boys talked Super Bowl predicitions (MattyV was wa-y-y-y-y-y-y-y-y off!) and wanted to know why our audience watches the Super Bowl. Be sure to take our poll!

 

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Until next week Junkies

Here are some of pictures MattyV promised:

Con 1

Lightsaber battles were happening at the end of the gym

Con 4

The GR Comic Con was there selling posters, lobby cards, movie stills, comics, & figures. Dan the Man walked away with repro posters of Star Wars IV, V, & VI for his “man cave”!

Con 2

In the box, out of the box, bagged, loose, they had all sorts of toys and figures from our childhood. Video games too!

Con 3

There was lots of room for more vendors, we’ll see what happens next year!

 

Comic 3

Brand never, never cracked open. “Jimmy Zhingchak – Agent of D.I.S.C.O.”, the back of the comic touts it as being the very first “Bollywood Comic Book”.

Comic 1

Apparently not a good investment, this comic cost $1.50 in 1991. MattyV got a series of them for 75 cents each! Go Toxie!

Comic 4

Kind of an expensive comic in 1988 ($2.00!), this CarolCo special collector’s edition was created to coincide with their release of “Rambo III”. Funny, Rambo looks more like a clean-shaven Chuck Norris in the comic. Hmmm, maybe Chuck was supposed to take over the franchise?

Comic 5

It’s Fantastic Four #271 with an all white embossed cover depicting the Human Torch. MattyV doesn’t remember this cover from 1992 (the last year he religiously purchased comics)…

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