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World Premiere of “Image Revolution” at Amazing Arizona Comic Con

In 1989, I was 9 years old. I was buying comics from
the corner store: “Ghost Rider”, “Weapon X”, “Deathlok”…whatever I
could get my hands on. For my 10th birthday, my friend gave me New
Mutants #100 and the artwork combined with the unbridled action and
fast-paced story jump-started something in me. When New Mutants turned
into X-Force, I stuck with it. 10-year-old me had no idea how much
bigger my comic-loving universe was about to become shortly afterwards.

Amazing Arizona Comic Con 2014 screened the world premiere of
“The Image Revolution”. This documentary written and directed by Patrick
Meany (“Grant Morrison: Talking With Gods” and “Warren Ellis: Captured
Ghosts”) takes us through the genesis of Image Comics through the
firsthand accounts of Todd MacFarlane, Jim Lee, Rob L...

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Amazing Arizona Comic Con: Guinness Book of World Records Attempt

A few weeks before I was to attend Amazing
Arizona Con
, I was invited to participate in a “Guinness Book
of World Records Comic Book” event while I was there.  This project,
spearheaded by Jesse James (who runs Jesse James Comics in Glendale), Shawn Demumbrum
(publisher and writer at SpazDog Press), and of course creative space
provided to us on the con floor by AAC director Jimmy Jay.   

Our goal was to break the record for “most
contributors to a single book” and “shortest time frame” to do
so.  I was intrigued and needed no more convincing: I wanted to be a part
of this.  I got my scheduled time from Jesse (9:45a) and, since I didn’t
have a table this year, this allowed me into the convention hall before the
general crowd and made my way to the back of the hall...
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Legends of the Knight

Picture Taken From The Film’s Facebook Page
At Amazing Arizona Comicon 2014, I was able to attend a
screening the film “WEareBATMAN: Legends of the Knight”.  Legends
is a documentary that captures the story of ordinary people who have been
inspired by Batman to do wonderful things in the world. From the 19-year-old
college student who dresses up in his homemade caped crusader costume and
performs around his small town to inspire goodness in his neighbors, to the
young boy with Leukemia who had an entire town help him spend an entire day as
the Dark Knight fighting crime, it is clear that the film’s message is one of
inspiration and hope.
For a culture that is often much maligned, a purely
feel-good film such as Legends shines
brightly...
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Amazing Arizona Comicon Wrap Up Part II

Hey all! This is a little bit different from what you’re used to seeing here, but just recently, we partnered with Geekssociated Press to bring you awesome video coverage from events that we may or may not be able to attend. If we’re there, you’ll get bonus coverage! If we’re not, well then you’ll still get some! Awesome, huh? So, without further ado…check this out:

So what do you think? Pretty awesome, huh? With any luck, this is one con who will continue to grow and be successful and we’ll all be here to tell you all about it!

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Amazing Arizona Comicon Wrap Up Part I

Nearly every weekend in Phoenix has something special going on, but when the artists and cosplayers come together with some of the biggest names in the business, you know a good time is bound to be had by all.  I drove up to Phoenix from Tucson on Friday (day 1) with a general anticipation.  I never knew exactly how the weekend would go, but I knew that:

A) it would be fun and

B) it would be memorable

I finally got to the convention center fashionably late (about 4p) and I couldn’t help but feel mixed emotions when I saw the line of people wrapping around the south building waiting to get in. I’m glad that so many folks wanted to get in, but the line looked nigh unending...
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