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Heroes Convention 2019

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Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod)'s discussion Heroes Convention 2019
"Sunday, June 16 A very interesting day. I spent much of it sitting with Golden and Silver Age artists Vic Carrabotta (who worked for Atlas Comics and Marvel Comics) and Hy Fleishman (whose pre-Comics Code work included horror comics). Lots of great…"
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Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod)'s discussion Heroes Convention 2019
"RETURN TO RIVERDALE: EIGHT DECADES WITH ARCHIE'S PALS & GALS The Mega-panel returned this year. Unfortunately I was only able to catch the first part of it. Craig Fischer presented one of the first parodies of the series, by creators…"
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Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod)'s discussion Heroes Convention 2019
"Saturday, June 15 Started the day seeking autographs again. Discovered that Kelley Jones had been forced to cancel: more airline trouble. I was really hoping to get his Sandman volumes signed--one would include all three living artists--but he has…"
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Heroes Convention 2019

I'm volunteering again at this year's Heroes Convention in lovely Charlotte, NC. They are calling us Sidekicks this year, complete with badges and yellow t-shirts. It's a good idea: makes the volunteers easy to spot on the floor, and helps when you're managing signing lines. Unfortunately Jason Marconnet couldn't make it this year. If he had we would have gone out to dinner and I'd still be downtown at the art auction! Hopefully we'll meet up again next year: he's planning to come.Friday, June…See More
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion What are you blogging about today?
"Regression: When Your Past Lives Are Really Bad News My review of the Image miniseries Regression from Cullen Bunn, Danny Luckert, & Marie Enger."
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Captain Comics's discussion TV shows I am binging
"I had a blast with Happy all the way through. Liked it more than I remember liking the comic, too, but I need to revisit it."
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion "Fear the Wallking Dead" - Season Five
"Yeah, that's a nice touch. At first I was sure someone was just using the radioactivity signs as a scare tactic. I should have believed the worst. You can never go wrong with that on this show."
Jun 10
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod)'s discussion Re-reading Stray Bullets: Über Alles Edition
"Stray Bullets: Sunshine & Roses, Part 4 - "The Salad Days" Part 4 (Issues #25-32) opens with the earliest event in the Stray Bullets chronology so far: Kretchmeyer is leaving his parents' house in December, 1974. We get a good…"
Jun 10
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Fun Home: The Musical

Alison Bechdel's graphic memoir Fun Home was adapted as a musical (with a book by Lisa Kron and music by Jeanine Tesori), and won a Tony Award for Best Musical in 2015. I remember hearing NPR interviews with the creators at the time (including previews of several of the musical numbers), but as far as I could tell we've never discussed it here. It just opened in Charlotte, NC this week, produced by the local Actor's Theater, so I went to see it last night.It's a really good show, and captures…See More
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Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Emerkeith Davyjack's discussion The nice thoughts of Emerkeith...........
"Glad to hear it, Emerkeith!"
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Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to ClarkKent_DC's discussion Bleeding Cool: DC About to Shut Down Vertigo
"I have to agree that the creator-owned space now has lots of companies active. Image especially, although I remember reading something recently that said a lot of their titles aren't selling well recently (with the obvious exception of…"
Jun 5
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion What are you blogging about today?
"Harrow County: Cullen Bunn & Tyler Crook’s Countless Haints (Part 2) My reading of the second half of the Harrow County saga."
Jun 2
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Hoy Murphy's discussion Happy birthday Mr. Silver Age 2019
"Happy Birthday, MSA. You old-timer, you!"
May 22
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to John Dunbar's discussion 10 year anniversary!
"Glad to be here, John! Happy you figured out the anniversary date."
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Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to ClarkKent_DC's discussion See you next week!
"Sounds great! See you after."
May 19
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to PowerBook Pete, the Mad Mod's discussion Anything, Everything, or Nothing At All
"I guess this is a place to post this. After almost a year I am finally decorating my home office, and I thought there might be some interest in this: "
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DC Finally Drops The Other Shoe

Posted on February 18, 2010 at 2:10pm 18 Comments

Big series of announcements from DC today.

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Heroes Convention 2009

Posted on June 19, 2009 at 11:26pm 2 Comments

After a late start, spent almost seven hours at the convention. I attended one panel discussion: "The New Power Generation of Comics" with Brian Michael Bendis, Ivan Brandon, Ed Brubaker, Jonathan Hickman, and Matt Fraction. Matt Brady of Newsarama attempted to moderate, with limited success (at one point Fraction turned a question around and basically interviewed Brady instead of the other way around). These writers all know each other, and had a good time tossing the questions around,… Continue

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At 4:11pm on November 24, 2009, The Baron gave Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) a gift
At 4:32pm on November 24, 2009, The Baron said…
Hope you like cider!
At 10:05am on May 14, 2010, Cavaliere (moderator emeritus) said…
Happy birthday, Sully.
At 4:30pm on June 1, 2013, Rob Davis said…

Thanks, Mark. Just clearing up a question a friend made of me about the review of Don Quixote (I'm NOT that Rob Davis). This looks like a fun place, though I doubt I'll have much time to visit often.

At 2:35pm on March 25, 2014, steve kortus said…

Mark, I don't know my way around this site - I saved my first my submission titled "Krona-Higgs". Please let me know if it is appropriate. What happens next?         

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