Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Heading To ComiCONN

After a little work maneuvering, it looks like I will be able to head a couple of hours south and hit the ComiConn, 'Connecticut's biggest comic book, sci-fi, and collectible' show on August 18th.

Here is a link to their site: http://www.comiconn.com/

It'll be a new convention for me which is always fun. And unlike the other cons I usually frequent, this one is equally heavy on writers and artists. So I don't know if I will be getting any commissions.

But the writers ... it is like a Supergirl nexus! There are basically three generations of Supergirl writers in attendance as well as a Superman historian par excellence. I don't know if I will have enough time to ask all my questions.

Paul Kupperberg is going to be there, the writer for the entire Daring New Adventures of Supergirl in the early 80s. He wrote her in Superman Family. He wrote her last non-Crisis adventure. His Supergirl was strong and confident and comfortable in her own skin.

I interviewed Kupperberg earlier this year on this site but I have a bunch more questions for him. At the very least, I want to meet him as his Supergirl stories were solid with great characterization.

Peter David will be there too! David wrote the Supergirl book in the 90s, the Matrix/Earth Angel stories, the Many Happy Returns storyline. I absolutely love this book and still contend that Supergirl 1-50 is one of the best prolonged arcs in comics. I have briefly met David in the past, before I started this blog. I will gush I am sure but I hope to ask him some questions too!

Joe Kelly will also be there. I love Kelly's Superman work (especially Action #775). I found his run on the 2005 Supergirl to be troubling. I have certainly been critical of that run here any number of times. And yet, of the creators there I want to talk to Kelly the most. Maybe I missed the point of this arc? Maybe he had a grand plan that never got actualized? I hope I can ask even the broadest questions about this run with him.

But that means that Supergirl writers from the 80's, 90's, and the 00's will all be in one building! Fantastic!

I suppose that it will depend on the crowds whether or not I can pull up a chair and jaw with these guys. I'll take 5 minutes if possible.


S said...

I really liked the Joe Kelly's run on Supergirl. It was that arc and Superman/Batman that really got me into reading Kara. I never knew the Matrix version of Superman and Kara was always the Supergirl for me.

Martin Gray said...

Oh, you're going to have fun - I can't wait to see what you come back with!