Day one of the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con included the celebration of a couple of pop culture anniversaries, and the ‘idiots’ behind MAD magazine brought their special brand of satirical mirth to the day’s festivities. Enjoy our photo recap of Thursday at Comic-Con!
Writer Grant Morrison was featured in a panel where he discussed mythology in regards to comic book storytelling and Indian mythology in particular, as depicted in his new comic series, Avatarex, Destroyer of the Darkness. (I think Avatarex might have actually been present because the room was inexplicably dark – making photographs almost impossible.)
We ran into our old friends Anabel Martinez & Allen Amis, artisans and costume creators from back on our home planet of Phoenix.
Going where no man has gone before, a packed room of Trekkies from across the galaxy gathered together to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek.
The original Star Trek fans, Bjo and John Trimble, were on hand to help celebrate the television show’s golden anniversary.
Artist Eric Wilkerson shows off his Mars Attacks! “Beach Blast” print (my favorite piece from the Con thus far.) You’ll find this and Eric’s other awesome works at booth 5561!
Veteran comic artist Allen Bellman and Jack Kirby historian Mark Evanier were on hand to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Captain America. The 92 year old Bellman illustrated some of the early Cap comics when Kirby needed a hand with the workload. The duo discussed how the concept of Captain America is so much bigger than the character himself.
Writer David Walker was on hand promoting his upcoming Dark Horse comic series, “Tarzan on the Planet of the Apes,” one of the coolest ideas to come along in quite some time. Can’t wait for this book to come out next September.
At the “Mad About MAD” panel the satire mag’s creative team had a blast poking fun at a certain presidential candidate. They even had Trump (Ryan Flanders) debating God (Sam Viviano) in the form of Trump quotes v the bible.
Click on the thumbnails in our Thursday gallery to see the full-size image!