My wife, Jamie and I made our way to Baltimore this past weekend. The trip was very quick and the experience will last forever! I love many alternative comic books but I am forever a mainstream Marvel/DC fan, and when I think of top books and top creators, I think of Bendis/Johns. So you can imagine how excited I was when I was standing in line to meet the two of them. With no further ado...
Mr. Bendis (Secret Invasion, Avengers) was kind enough to fill in the blank cover on my Secret Invasion book.
Mr. Geoff Johns (JSA, Action Comics, Green Lantern) was also a real pleasure to meet.
Geoff was really cool and customized my Action Comics cover at my request.
I also had the pleasure of meeting sometimes Avengers artists Frank Cho and David Mack, and upcoming Mighty Avengers writer, Dan Slott (Amazing Spider-Man)
After a long childhood, inheriting my brother's copies of Savage Dragon, I met Writer/artist Erik Larson who customized my Savage Dragon #22 featuring the Ninja Turtles by writing "Turtle Power" on the cover!
Another amazing moment was when I met the very humble co-creator/artist of Wolverine, Herb Trimpe! ( The freaking guy who helped create Wolverine!!! C'mon give it up!)
I also met Richard Starkings (Elephantmen); Eric Powell (Goon); Luna Bros.(Sword, Spider-Woman); Mignola (Hellboy); JG Jones (Final Crisis); Darwyn Cooke (New Frontier); Jim Lee (All-Star Batman), and Adam Hughes (Catwoman cvrs.)
At the Top Shelf stand I revisited for the umpteenth time, Jeff Lemire(Essex County) and Matt Kindt (Super spy) who always do great sketches for me without me even asking...the two of them are each others biggest fans and it's always awesome to talk to them.
Anyway, if I haven't bored you yet, the Baltimore Comic-Con is possibly near the best day of every year for this comic fan and I hope to see more of you there next year!