Yesterday the family and I went to the Central Canada Comic Con. This one is a much smaller venue than it’s Fall counterpart, its purpose to be a preview of what’s to come (i.e. Ray Park (Darth Maul, Toad) is the guest of honor for the Fall con), but that didn’t deter exhibitors from coming out and displaying their wares.
It was at the Viscount Hotel, so with kids in tow, my wife and I checked it out. Good times.
Amongst the collectibles purchased, we picked up:
Burger King 1988 superhero cups with superheroes for handles. My brother and I had the Superman and Batman ones growing up. I don’t know what happened to them. We used the characters in lieu of our action figures because they looked cooler and the paint was intact. The paint on the ones from our Superpowers collection began to get worn away thanks to long hours of play and taking them into the bath.
Some snazzy superhero fiction. I included the Amazon.com purchase link below each.
Superman Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Dog Tags. The con bought a bunch of these as a donation to the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. They resell them at the conventions but only to get their money back and not for a profit. I searched the site and it appears the Superman dog tags are no longer available. However, you can still click here to make a donation to help find a cure of spinal cord paralysis.
The Books of Era Chapter 1 by Scott Henderson. This guy is a local comic artist and the artwork within the comic looks amazing. Here is his website: http://www.comicspace.com/scotthendersonart