Amazing Arizona Comic Con 2016: Friday Fotos

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Amazing Arizona Comic Con 2016
At Amazing Arizona Comic Con, it’s all about comics!

The 2016 Amazing Arizona Comic Con kicked off the Valentine’s Day weekend with a Friday afternoon full of costumes, casual conversations with creators, and. of course, lots of comics. Enjoy our collection of photos from Friday’s show and be sure to head out to the Amazing AZ con on this Saturday and Sunday to celebrate your love…of comics!

Amazing Arizona Comic Con 2016
Yeah, yeah, it’s Deadpool and his undead friend.

With the Deadpool film opening nationwide on the same day Amazing Arizona Comic Convention opened its doors, of course the “Merc with a mouth” was everywhere on the con floor. Dare I say, ‘overkill?’ So in keeping with the irreverent tone of the film, here’s our obligatory Deadpool photo.

Amazing Arizona Comic Con 2016
AZ’s own Shelby Robertson – booth #316

The Valley of the Sun’s favorite son, the heroically creative Shelby Robertson, is at the Amazing AZ convention and he has an art print for every geeky predilection under any sun – the perfect Valentine gift. You can find Shelby at booth #316.

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Chris Claremont wows his fans at Amazing Arizona.

The marvelous Chris Claremont was on hand, wowing excited fans and autographing their comic treasures. Mr. Claremont is best known for his sixteen-year run authoring the Uncanny X-Men comics, but we had the awesome opportunity to sit down and talk to him about everything from John Carter and Edgar Rice Burroughs, to Star Wars and Superman v Batman. Stay tuned for our upcoming articles featuring this comic book legend.

Amazing Arizona Comic Con 2016
Velma, Scooby and old west Green Lantern

An awesome old west Green Lantern together with a brainy and beautiful Velma Dinkley and shrunken Scooby – this is the kind of surreal scene that makes comic conventions so special. This couple was incredible, and this is the comic team-up I want to see!

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Amazing Arizona Comics creator, Russ Kazmierczak – booth #D18

The Amazing Arizona Comic Con almost has to have the Amazing Arizona Comics creator, Russ Kazmierczak, who is always happy to talk to fans about his Arizona-born superheroes and their crazy regional adventures. You can find Russ at the Artist’s Alley table #D18.

Amazing Arizona Comic Con 2016
Renowned artist, Joe Rubinstein, sketches for a fan at Amazing Arizona.

Artist Joe Rubinstein, best known for inking Wolverine’s very first comic miniseries, was stationed right next to the series author, Chris Claremont, on the Amazing AZ exhibit floor. This Valentine’s Day weekend the perfect time to get your Wolverine books autographed by both of these terrific talents.

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Is Star Wars dead? You be the judge.

Star Wars is dead! No, obviously not the movie franchise… but this gruesome Death Trooper is certainly living up to his name, with zombie stagger and all. Maybe it was just a little too much pre-con partying.

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Kids 10 and under can enter free all weekend with a paid adult admission. Some convention special events require additional fees. Guest appearances and events are subject to change, so please check for the latest details. Follow Amazing Arizona Comic Con on Facebook at:


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Bob Leeper
Bob Leeper is the co-owner and manager of "Arizona’s Pop Culture and Alternative Art Network," Evermore Nevermore. He is the co-creator of the pop culture events Steampunk Street and ENCREDICON, and is a member of the Phoenix Film Critics Society. He also curates the Facebook fan site The Arizona Cave – AZ Fans of Edgar Rice Burroughs, and is one of the few brave and bold fans of Jar Jar Binks.