The Long Con #1



Five years ago, a cataclysmic event obliterated everything within a fifty mile radius of the Los Spinoza Convention Center — including the attendees of Long Con, the world’s biggest (and longest) comic convention.

But unknown to the outside world, the con-goers not only survived, they kept the convention going.

When proof of their survival surfaces, reporter Victor Lai is sent to investigate. After all, he was covering the con that fateful day, and escaped mere minutes before everything went kablooie… abandoning his nerdy pal Dez in the process.

So clearly he’s the perfect person for the job, and he won’t get trapped inside like some kinda idiot.


Written by Dylan Meconis and Ben Coleman

Drawn by EA Denich

Colored by Victoria Robado

Lettered by Aditya Bidikar


I’ll get the minor hiccups out of the way.  First the title is just a tad confusing because when I hear the phrase Long Con, I think of it as meaning a long running confidence con or scam.  But it’s just meant to mean it’s the longest running con ever.

Second the opening sequence you really don’t know what is going on until several pages into the story.

Despite all that it’s still a darkly funny concept and the cartoony art fits well with the grim humor of the book (it is a story about the apocalypse happening at a comic convention).

The concept is enough to where you want to find out how did the disaster happen at a Comic Con and how did the attendees survive!?!

I give it a 3.5 out of 5 just because the stumble at the start.

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Disclaimer : Geek-o-Rama received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments, and opinions are those of the individual reviewer.

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