Montreal Comic-Con 2012

I believe I speak for many comic book fans when I say that comic conventions can be some of the most fun someone like us may have. From taking pictures of other enthusiastic fan cosplaying are they're favorite character, getting signatures from your favorite comic writers and artists, asking them questions and the shopping.

And me and my best friend Michael were able to enjoy all of this last week at the 2012 Montreal Comic-Con and it's first year at the Palais des Congres in Montreal, changing it's venue from last year's place Bonaventure because of last year'S huge turn out and this years list of great guests.

So we were there the whole six hours, walking talking, watching stuff and enjoying the scenery of it all.

The days events went something like.

First thing there we went to me comic shop's booth in order to say hi ,where I bot the owner's comic book that he wrote, before heading out so I could get David Finchs signature.

But first we took some pictures of the cars they had the show.

So we got to Finchs table and we talking to this one guy who I can only guess was an artist as he was drawing a Batman/Two-Face sketch. He signed me comics and took a picture with me. I asked which writer had the most detailed and least detailed scripts in his career and he said for most detailed it was Greg Hurwitz and least detailed was his days at Image, receiving 2-3 paragraphs for about 4 pages. And he was selling prints of the JLA teaser poster he drew and saying he's excited for what Geoff Johns has in store.

Afterwards we walked a bit and before setting off to meet Adrian Alphona I decided to go over some of vendors and there back issues because I had gotten in my head that I was going to find Hellblazer #45 (the issue where John screws over the 3 Fallen demons) and The Saga of Swamp Thing #37 (John Constantine'S first appearance). Now I did find SoST 37 but it cost 60$ so I didn't buy it but I found other really cool goodies.

So we headed over to Adrian's table since he was back I got him to sign but Runaways hardcover and I got to gush as to how much I love those 18 and I loved what he and BKV did there.

Then we around a bit more before we went end met with voice acting legend Johnny Young Bosch who was there with his band Eyeshine's drummer Maurice.

Michael got a picture with Johhny and I got one of there albums for 10 $ which both of the guys signed.

Walked around bit more, more pictures, ate lunch at this point then it's off to get Mike Mignola's and Valentine De Landro's Signature. I got Mignola's signature and didn't ask any questions because I didn't have any. Now with De Landro I asked how it felt like working with someone like PAD and he said it was it was amazing to work under such a longtime writer. Which if you think about it it's true, he's from the old guard of legendary writers from the 80's (his Hulk run started in '87) and now a lot of those writers can be said that they are past they're prime but not PAD, he's been in the writing buiz for 25 years now and his writing doesn't feel stale at all. Anyways, sorry for that tangent but I asked if he has any projects in the works and he says he has something from marvel that has yet to be annouced, so look forward to that.

After that Michael and I stopped at this booth that was selling dvds where he bought Adventure Time season 1 and right next to that booth was a comic vendor where I bought the third Chew trade last year. Me and the guy who owned the booth got into a conversation about how to properly pronounce John Constantine's last name (it rhymes with line by the way) and the six Secret Avengers issue's Warren Ellis wrote.

Then I lost Michael for about 20 minutes, we found each other and we headed towards the fifth floor where they were holding the panels for the Johnny Young Bosch panel at 4 o'clock pm.

Then the panel happened and it was hilarious Johnny was telling stories about his various encounters with homeless people while Maurice was giving background music with his single drum and drum container. He answered questions in song, I asked a question that lead to a sing-a-long of the Mighty Morphing Power Rangers theme song, both of them also played an unreleased Eyeshine song and ended things off with taking pictures with everyone. I took a picture with Johnny and Maurice and Michael has Johnny sign a Yu-Gi-Oh card he bought.

Then it was time to say goodbye and we headed towards the subway to go home. And that was my awesome Sunday.

General observation's of what I saw on the floor, a lot Matt Smith Doctor's (the one I took a picture of had his own Dalek), only saw one slave Leia, Michael who had a Doctor Whooves shirt (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic version of the 10th Doctor) got a lot of Brohoofs from a lot of Bronies on the floor, which leads me to saying there weren't a lot of MLP cosplayers this year but I believe we just need one of the mane cast to attend as a guest and that will open the flood gates. Oh wait John De Lancie (who voiced Discord, one of the villains) was there but I don't think a guest star in two episodes count. Also there was this one guy who was dressed as a Creeper from Minecraft was going around hissing at people and having a jolly good time scaring everyone. Also my finds of the con were Hellblazer #45, James Robinson's and Tony Harris's Starman #1 and Peter David's very first issue on the Incredible Hulk the famous #331 ! Also the trade paperback Nextwave: Agent's of H.A.T.E.

And now PICTURES !!!!1!1!!111!!!!! Starting with my favorite picture I took at the con. My favorite pony RARITY !

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Gifts and Boxing Day 2011.

As everybody knows the holiday season just came and gone and I would like to share what I have received from family or bought at both of my local comic book shops.

Christmas 2011

Mostly shows and movies I have wanted to get into or finally own for my collection. The only item in here that isn't mine but my dad's is Lost season 1 but it is science fiction so im interested.

Boxing Day: La Boîte à B.D.

Spent 59,52 $ and that was money well spent.

Boxing Day: My other comic book shop (yeah I don't go there often so I can't remember the name)

29,51 $ was also money well spent.

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Montreal Comic-Con 2011 experience.


So this past weekend me and my best friend Michael went to our first comic convention and learned all the hard rules about it. 
 
Saturday: Rule 1: Get tickets online. If you don't want to stand in line for over 3 hours and then being told there are no more tickets really pissed us off. So this basially our early afternoon. When wegot there we sure tought "Sure there's a big line but it can't be bad", we were very wrong. So we left at about 2:30 and bought tickets online for sunday. 
 
Sunday: This was awesome. Wehn we first got onto the convention floor and seeing all the people walking around, cosplaying, browsing comics or action figuers. The first we did was find my comic shops owners booth and we went off our merry way. The first celebrity Michael wanted to meet was Vic Mignogna, the voice actor and he was incredibly nice. Even tough the con wants people to pay for signature's and pictures and actually did those for free. After walking around while I was searching for a Gail Simone book for her to sign I finally found Wonder Woman: Rise of the Olympian. After walking around some more we found a booth that was selling a bunch of trading cards and Michael bought a Yu-Gi-Oh starter deck and I got two booster packs, for some reason im getting back into watching GX and some such. Then I met Pia Guerra and she signed my Y: The Last Man trade and she was very nice. Then I got an awesome Doctor Who t-shirt (sorry no picture, it's got a little dirty so im washing it) and then I met Gail Simone and she was so nice, answering questions about what it's like working woth Ethan van Sciver since politicaly they are opposites. A bit of a tangetn but apparently Van Sciver is more right wing when it comes to the economy and the army but is left wing when it comes to social issue's, he's pro gay marriage and all that stuff. Also she answered my question about what Fury of the Firestorm is about and know im interested in it.Then I met this really cool artist in artist alley called Richard Serrao and I bought one of his sketche's and his little sketch book (link to his facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Richard-Serrao/30276517438) Then I got the third Chew trade papaerback. Also we tought that Vic was going to do a concert in the stage area but that was only on saturday so we left at about 4 pm. 
 
    
 
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Kinda/sorta but not really gone from Comic Vine.


This is just an update for my activitie's on the website for this month. I wont really be here for the next 3 weeks starting this saturday at 5pm. The reason ? Me and my mom will be going to the airport in order to take a plane to Poland, both my parents home countries. 
What this will mean is that I wont be reviewing anything because the comic shops over there might not have the most recent issue's and I doubt I will have the time to review anything while there. 
Will this mean I will be completely off the grid ? No, because I will be hanging out with my cousin Nikola most of the time and he has a  pc and I might check out people's review's and other things of the sort. 
But I will be back on the 28th, meaning I will get my stack of comics from the shop and will review the books I find I have something to say. I doubt ill review 'Fear Itself' #5 because im sure Blurred View will give a greatly detailed of it by that time. Meaning that this week will be the last reviews for a while, wich is good because X-Factor is comming out this week, so expect those tomorrow and maybe a Captain America review. 
And when I will come back I might post pictures of my time there. 
 
So mark it on your calender, August 28th I will be back. The day after Doctor Who starts from his mid-season break and Torchwood: Miracle Day will be almost over and I will miss about 4 episodes. FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
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1st Vineversary


About a year ago today I joined Comic Vine.  And ever since them I became addicted. 
 The way I found this website was back in May of last year around Wonder Con. Youtube user mgalusic or the top editor of the Deadpool page "Abnormally Warm Guy" was in one of the website's video's talking about Cable and since he was cosplaying as Deadpool he was talking about his relationship with Cable.  
At that time I didn't really think of Comic Vine, it seemed like a cool website but I didn't yet. But on July 30th 2010 for some reason or another I decided to join and a year later: 
 
I have gained 2989 wiki points. 
Written 179 reviews. 
Compiled 8 lists. 
And wrote 329 forum posts. 
81 people think im worth following. 
And im following 82 other awesome users. 
 
And so im hoping in the future I will grow and make more aquaintence's and get more recommendations for comic books from the users. 
 
Also I wont be here during a large portion of August and I will write another blog about it. 
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Rant


As I am writing this at 8:41 pm east cost time and some of you might be wondering. 
 
"Aren't you supposed to be watching Green Lantern since you won those tickets ?" 
 
Well apparently the latest news of Warner Brothers not letting any professional reviews out before tomorrow wich lead to people wonder about the quality of the movie because the ticket I won at my comic shop wasn't actually a ticket but something you can trade it in witha yellow ticket to enter to see the movie and with this contest they released way too many tickets to be sure the theater will be full and they those people will spread their toughts about the movie will be spread word of mouth. 
 
So yeah Im going to see it this weekend just like everybody else. On the upside this is my 20th blog entry.
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Im a winner.


On June 10th I went to my local comic book shop in order to buy me oull list. While there the shop owner said he was holding a contest to see who might won a couple of tickets in order to see Green Lantern June 15th (wednesday). So I entered thinking I have a chance, so did a bunch of people. He told me he start picking names in a couple of minutes so I sticked around looking at Captain America omnibus'es (seriously they cost more than 50 bucks each). So the owner stirred the box with all of the names in it and I was picked first. So next wednesday im going to see Green Lantern. 
 
Here are pictures of the magic ticket:
 
 
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Pull Month: May.


Stuff im gonna get this month.

 

DC

 

May 18th: Booster Gold #44:Jurgens is back on BG and he is going to face FLASHPOINT wich im not getting wich might be my funarel but I don't care.

Batman: Gates of Gotham #1 (of 5): Have not jumped on Detective Comics with Snyder writing but a mini-series I can handle.

Batman and Robin #23: Just staying on for this arc since I like Jason Todd.

Teen Titans #95: It seems that the Rankors plans is simply more than eating the team.

 

May 25th: Green Arrow #12: Hopefully we will be getting somewhere with this.

 

And onto Marvel.

 

Fear Itself #2 (of 7): BREAK THE SHIELD.

 

Secret Avengers #13: I am not worried about Nick Spencer writing these guys.

 

Avengers Academy Giant Sized #1: A team-up with a team I never read about and one that im loosing interest in.Oooh boy.

 

Avengers Academy #13-14: Prom,great,I don't even care about mine so why should I care about one in a comic book ? Also Sinister Six ? Now thats cool.

 

Amazing Spider-Man #661-662: Spidey teaching the AA ? Color me interested.

 

Moon Knight #1: We finally meet Mr.Brian Michael Bendis.

 

X-23 #10: So the Jubilee mini didn't do anything about her vampirism.

 

Daken: Dark Wolverine #9: Collision ends but I still haven't gotten issue #8.

 

X-Factor #219: M SMASH !

 

 

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School disapointment.


So at my high school we have a uniform wich sucks and I hate it.But on thursday there was a message on the intercom were our director said that there was a Facebook page that was about a bunch of students planning on not wearing the school uniform.Wich was stupid on his part since I don't use Facebook I had no idea this was happening and I decided to wear a t-shirt under my uniform and take off the uniform if tons of people would do it.But as it would seem NOBODY DID IT.I am disapointed about these teenagers not wanting to stick it to the MAN.I taught people think of teenagers as rebellious but really in Canada were not.

 

So yeah just me taking about something.

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Pull Month: April.


The stuff im gonna get this month. 
 
Brightest Day #23: They better not bring in Captain Planet. 
 
Brightest Day #24: AND IT IS OVER. 
 
Booster Gold #43: Must not make Black Eyed Peas reference because of small description of the issue. 
 
Justice League: Generation Lost #23: I can't wait to read it. 
 
Justice League: Generation Lost #24: NOOOOOOOOOOOO IT'S ENDING :(
 
Teen Titans #95: The new character better step up her game. 
 
Green Arrow #11: Well he was doing heroic things in issue 1 so I say yes. 
 
Let's hop on over to Marvel. 
 
Fear Itself #1 (of 7): It has promise. 
 
Secret Avengers #12: Steve vs John ..... again. 
 
Secret Avngers #12.1: Alright Spencer let's see what you can do. 
 
Avengers Academy #12: How will the AA defeat Korvac when THOR got defeated. 
 
Daken: Dark Wolverine #8: We continue seeing these "Siblings" team-up. 
 
X-23 #9: Nope they want to kill each other. 
 
X-Factor #218: NOOOOOOO GUIDO !. 
 
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