That Was The London Super Comic Convention That Was
Written on February 27, 2012 by Rich Johnston in Comics
There’s one thing everyone seemed to agree on at the London Super Comic Convention. It was a money vacuum cleaner.
I understand the organisers have someone Stan Lee-sized planned for next year… but the question is, who could stand up to Stan Lee?
And people seemed to have fun. Even Tony Lee who began the show as a grumblepuss was turned round. I got to interview Stan Lee, George Perez and Mike Deodato for Disney – the results of which will no doubt air at some point – and had a whale of a time in the process.
The show seems to have found a golden formula – classic big names like George Perez, Bob Layton, Bill Sienkiewicz and Bernie Wrightson to attract the aging fanboy with a fat wallet as yet untouched by the recession, uoyed by actual name recognition of Stan Lee from a mass market, without having to try and overshadow the comics with movie and TV stars. It was an older, more male event than MCM, but for all that there were families, and more women than at any non-MCM comics event in the UK.