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Con Come and Gone

blog_xraySo it's a week later and if the finale to Blackest Night last Wednesday wasn't amazing enough, the nerd hangover from Wondercon is still pounding pretty hard. Overall, I have to say that this year may have been the best ever with so many incredible names showing up to meet and chat up the fans (That's me with DC Chief Creative Officer and overall bad-ass Geoff Johns!).

It wasn't so much about the panels this time without a Watchmen or Star Trek sized flick to look forward to in the coming months. Nope, this year was all about running around artist's alley and snagging as many signatures as I could (which turned out to be a lot more than I'd hoped for!). Aside from Johns, I had the chance to meet some of my all time favorites including Travis Charest, Arthur Adams, Ethan Van Sciver, and Dave Johnson just to name a few. Man, I even managed to yap up one of my favorite writers of all time: Dan Slott. The guy overseeing the current crop of Spidey books and who's also been responsible for some of the best comics of the last ten years.

Traditionally, Marvel has never really been a presence at the Wondercon (choosing to show off their talent and make announcements for the coming year at the various Wizard Worlds), so this was a pretty huge last minute announcement. I'm still freaking out a little over how cool the guy was and at having his autograph splashed across all five of my Spider-Man/Human Torch issues (which if you haven't read by the way, don't walk: RUN.)

What else can I say? This year was truly something special, and those of you who were there know exactly what I'm talking about. Of course, it's a slight bummer that another great Wondercon has come and gone, but I have a feeling that the buzz from this one isn't going anywhere any time soon. Besides we still have the big one: San Diego's Comic-Con to look forward to this Summer.

Here's what you can find on the racks this week.

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