The Big Show, 2014 Edition

Comic-Con 2014 may have been the biggest and craziest ever. It was quite a ride. Let’s get right to the highlights, shall we?


IDW promoted my work in a big way this year, with giant banners at the booth for all my current projects, including FLESH AND STONE, my new TREK special in conjunction with the good folk at XPRIZE.



Marvel had Rocket Raccoon’s flight pod at the booth, which was way cool.



Hot Toys debuted their new Marty McFly and Delorean at the show, which means in 2015 they’ll be getting all my money.



Sad Batman is sad at the DC Booth.



Sadly, the original Keaton Batsuit is kind of crumbling away with the passage of time.


This display from Hot Toys was insane. Those are 12-inch-tall action figures.



That’s a lot of Stormtroopers.



I don’t know who’s cooler here, Lego Groot and Rocket, or the Spidey Slave Leia.



I managed to get into Hall H for the first time in years to see Ralph Garman interview Adam West, Burt Ward and Julie Newmar about the upcoming BATMAN ’66 Blu-Ray set. It was spectacular.



Me, David Tipton and J.K. Woodward sign copies of CITY ON THE EDGE OF FOREVER at the IDW booth.



The whole IDW STAR TREK crew, assembled. From left to right: ongoing writer Mike Johnson, ongoing artist Tony Shasteen, me, David Tipton, J.K. Woodward and artist Joe Corroney.



Here I am at the IDW panel between comics legend Graham Nolan and IDW’s fantabulous TREK editor Sarah Gaydos, as we announce…


…my next project, STAR TREK/PLANET OF THE APES: THE PRIMATE DIRECTIVE!  This is gonna be fun, kids.



Marvel also brought Captain America’s motorcycle from the upcoming Avengers sequel.



Blastoff’s own Artist-in-Residence Elena Casagrande had a big week at the show, with her new DOCTOR WHO ongoing premiering this week, and big crowds at her signings, seen her alongside cover artist Alice Zhang.



Beware of passing Aliens.


This is one of my favorite things that happened at the show. Recently I commissioned an Ant-Man helmet from the geniuses at SoloRoboto Industries. The creator of the helmet made a second when he made mine, and took it to be signed by the stars of the upcoming ANT-MAN film Michael Douglas…



…and Paul Rudd!


Hey, look, a pair of Hulks.



Thanos-to-be Josh Brolin showed up at the Marvel panel and the crowd went nuts.



Also on display at the Marvel booth was Ultron Mark One from the upcoming film, and he looks creepy as hell.



The Goblin brothers, Hob and Green.



BLASTOFF columnist Pat Shand had a big week at the show as well, signing steadily at the Zenescope booth.


The convention’s new plan to sell far fewer 4-day passes in favor of single-day passes resulted in bigger crowds every day of the show. It was definitely the most crowded Sunday I’d ever seen.



And sometimes you see something that perfectly encapsulated the exquisite, sublime weirdness that Comic-Con has become.  Witness: Buzz Aldrin wearing the Infinity Gauntlet.  Perfect.




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