Just in case you wanted MORE evidence of how horrible a comic-con without the comics would be, here is a side-splitting yet appalling VIDEO of that disastrous Reality Rocks Expo we told you about that featured scores of reality TV stars milling around a bleak, deserted LA Convention Center. Current TV’s Ben Hoffman files a hilarious report that reveals just how much reality stars revel in their vapidity. All that is missing is a little cannibalism and you’d have an outtake from THE ROAD.
A few years ago we had an argument with someone about whether Marvel’s head honcho Joe Quesada was more famous than, say, the guy who got his ass whupped first on season four of The Ultimate Fighter. With his many appearances on cable (including Colbert), frequent quotes in newspapers of record and so on, we’d still give the edge to Quesada. Maybe that wasn’t the most perfect match-up actually — MMA fighters actually DO something — but surely the top stars of comicdom are more famous than any random contestant on that show about the dog walkers.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.