Mat, the normal curator for this column, and his family have gone on vacation, but with San Diego Comic-Con having happened over the weekend, there were too many cool things not to draw attention to some of them. For example:
While upcoming superhero movies dominated the Con, the one that looked the most interesting was this strange film from Kyle Mooney and friends about a young man obsessed with a television show that features the titular character. Attendees were treated to the first twelve minutes or so just as Kyle’s character’s life is about to be forever altered by the strange world outside his family’s home.
Funniest Costume: Mjolnir
This clever costume of Thor’s hammer succeeds because of its simplicity and the ease with which it transitions for the wearer into a dress for most occasions. [Editor’s Note: Image lost in the host transfer.]
Cool Old Comics
Craig Yoe, editor of IDW and Yoe Books, presented a wacky panel entitled “Jaws Will Drop, Sides Will Ache . . . Super Weird Heroes!” And that’s where I was introduced to Nightshade, a hero from the Golden Age of comics, who used his shadow to stop evil-doers.
Coolest Kid’s Costume: Supergirl
Now, I am not sure how much this young lady is into Supergirl, but certainly whoever dressed her up and transformed her stroller certainly is. [Editor’s Note: Image lost in the host transfer.]
Close Enough trailer
During the TBS animation panel, J.G. Quintel, creator of Regular Show, revealed this trailer for his new show Close Enough, which deals with the outlandish trevails of a family made up of young parents and their daughter. As a fan of look and sensibilities of Quintel’s previous show, I am all in.