Thursday, the first full day of 2018’s San Diego Comic-Con, saw a review of events leading up to a fake movie with historical implications; and a good-natured debate of reviews of real movies. The perpetual lines were still intact and seemed heavier than usual, two full days before Saturday’s insanity.
The crowds were collecting early on Thursday morning, and by the time the exhibit floor opened, many attendees had already spent hours in line.
Wonder Women of every kind were seen throughout the convention on Thursday, fighting for your rights and the old red, white and blue.
The “Jack Kirby’s Consciousness Part 2” panel consisted of producer Barry Ira Geller; Jack Kirby inker, Mike Royer; and moderator J. David Spurlock.
Jack Kirby did the concept art for Barry Ira Geller’s planned Lord of Light film and “Science Fiction Land” theme park. The art and screenplay was later “stolen” by the CIA and turned into the “fake” film production of “Argo” (see the “Argo” film.) A documentary concerning the “real story” is in the works.
Jack Kirby inker, Mike Royer, said Kirby’s Lord of Light concept art is “the best work Jack ever did.”
Renowned film critic Leonard Maltin and his daughter, Jessie, debated Maltin’s movie reviews at the “You’re Wrong, Leonard Maltin!” panel.
Leonard Maltin discussed Deadpool 2 with Road to Perdition author Max Allan Collins. Other films discussed included Fight Club, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Dick Tracy, and The Dark Knight.
Comic book legend Paul Levitz (Legion of Super-Heroes) discusses his life and the history of comic-book conventions from his perspective.
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