San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer welcomes and celebrates Comic-Con!
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest retail bookseller, today announced exciting offers on exclusive Comic Convention Collectibles, DC ™ Graphic Novels, Viz Manga and Funko Pop! Collectibles to celebrate the opening of San Diego Comic-Con International. “We know not everyone can be at San Diego Comic-Con, which is why at Barnes & Noble we are thrilled to bring fans convention content excitement and exclusive coveted collectibles to stores across the country,” said Kathleen Campisano, Vice President, GMM Toys & Games at Barnes & Noble.
All Systems San Diego is written by Matteo Pizzolo and illustrated by Carlos Granda, with colors by Lauren Affe. It takes place in the same universe as the other Calexit comics (there’s even a specific reference to the young rebel Zora) but features all-new characters. The most prominent character in the story is a young girl named Emmie who’s trying to make the most of her life in military-occupied San Diego. When Emmie’s makeshift record store gets seized by government agents who need more facilities to hold detained immigrants (not too different from real-life immigrants being detained at former Walmart stores), she pivots to pirate radio, broadcasting newly outlawed music instead of government-mandated right-wing talk radio. In doing so, she befriends a Homeland Security troop with good taste in music — but wonders if she can convince him to actually rebel against his fascist government masters.
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The Five Best Photos from AP Images:
- Sal and Jacqueline, from The Nightmare Before Christmas
- Batman and Wonder Woman share a light moment.
- Cool umbrella!
- Part of me thinks they’re doing it wrong, but then, maybe not.
Today’s “Take My Money” Item:
Because of overlap on the domestic side — combining two major film and TV studios — the process won’t be painless. The merger is expected to lead to layoffs, with sources pegging their size to approximately 5,000 people, 2,300 on the Fox side and 1,700 on the Disney side.
San Diego Comic-Con 2018 is upon us and soon, the streets of Downtown San Diego will be flooded with locals and out-of-towners alike donning their superhero best. And while those superheroes may be able to leap tall buildings in a single bound and take out the most evil of villains, the restaurants of the Gaslamp Quarter know they also get hungry. Here are some pop-culture inspired dishes and drinks coming to downtown San Diego’s eateries for SDCC 2018.
Take a trip down San Diego Comic-Con memory lane with us as we look back at the convention in the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s with videos from the News 8 archives.
If the vodka’s sci-fi homage isn’t geeky enough for you, apparently Silver Screen Bottling Company and CBS have plans to also launch Ten-Forward Vodka into space. “Following its descent from space, Ten-Forward Vodka will make its debut,” says the Silver Screen Bottling Company website. “Upon arriving back to Earth, this grain spirit will be carefully protected and blended into the stocks of Ten-Forward Vodka insuring that a portion of every bottle will contain vodka from space, allowing discerning vodka drinkers to go where no man has gone before.”
Mark Hamill, Trickster
Would I lie about being in disguise at #SDCC? Sorry- I misspoke & said I “would” instead of “wouldn’t” FUN FACT: I’M HERE RIGHT NOW!! Here are the 4 masks I’ll be wearing (1 for each day) so be on HIGH ALERT & please say hello when you see me!👍😜 #MaskedMark pic.twitter.com/QVfZ34fIM0
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) July 19, 2018
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I’ve been reading comics since 1974, collecting since 1984, and spreading the graphic novel gospel since 1994.
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