By Nolan P Smith
Photos by Jason T. Smith
(Victor Valley)– After hosting a preview night on Wednesday, Comic Con International, also know as the San Diego Comic Con, officially starts today.
Comic Con is the largest pop culture gathering in the world, with attendance boasting far over 100,000 every year. The convention is not only hosted at the San Diego Convention Center, but it also engulfs the historic Gaslamp District with pop culture greatness. From comic books, movies, video games, collectibles, television, cosplay and more, it is the epicenter for anything pop culture.
This year, fans have a lot to look forward to, including next year’s Superman V. Batman and Star Wars Episode VII just to name a few properties. As always, Comic Con will have a slew of exclusive merchandise only available at the show, like a Star Wars Black Series action figure of the Stormtrooper from the new film hitting this December, comic book exclusives like a special edition of Dark Horse Comic’s Archie vs The Predator #1, a LEGO set that reenacts the iconic cover to Action Comics #1 and so much more.
Over the last few years, Comic Con has grown tremendously in popularity. It has become the main stage to showcase new movies, television series, lines of collectibles and, of course, debut the latest comic books. Truly an experience like no other convention out there, Comic Con always exceeds any and all expectations.
The sold out convention officially starts today and runs through Sunday. For more information on Comic Con International, visit them online at www.comic-con.org.