Comic Con - Where Adults Can Be Kids Again!

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For the last four days, San Diego, CA has been host to one of the world's most popular conventions - Comic Con International, an event dedicated to comics, science fiction and fantasy. While children are welcome at this event, it is more populated with adults behaving like kids!

Started 41 years ago, by comic enthusiast Shel Dorf, as a place to showcase comic books, science fiction and film/television, the event has now grown to include a larger genre of elements like horror, anime, video games, amimation and even toys.

The convention, which lasts four days and attracts more than 125,000 people from all over the world, is now also the venue for companies to introduce exciting new media products and provide eager audiences with glimpses of new comics, movies and video games.

This year's event, which was attended by celebrities like Angelina Jolie (Kung Fu Panda) and Robert Downey, Jr. (Ironman) was no exception. Disney showed a premier of it's upcoming 'Avatar'- like super cool effects movie, Tron Legacy, while Marvel announced Mark Ruffalo as the successor to Ed Norton for the sequel to the Incredible Hulk, dubbed, 'The Avengers'.

Video Game enthusiasts weren't disappointed either - Developers from Hasbro International were there to discuss the next Transformers game, as were the folks behind the popular Halo series who debuted their latest offering - Halo Reach, scheduled for release in September. Also present were the developers of popular PSP 3 teen game, InFamous, who gave the attendees a glimpse into the creative process, as well as, a first look at InFamous 2.

While there were many similar exciting events and presentations, as well as, endless displays of collectible toys, comics and film memorabilia, the highlight of the four-day event is the opportunity for adults to dress up in the most outrageous costumes, without anyone raising an eyebrow and tut tutting about their childish behavior!

sources:ksdk.com, www.mtv.com,comiccongamespot.com

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105 Comments
  • KapowTuesday, January 27, 2015 at 1:03 pm
    I'd be Deadpool cause he's the man!
    • shivi483
      shivi483Friday, January 2, 2015 at 11:38 pm
      i would rather be batman cause i suit with it and i am a creative person is that the right one
      • PRCFriday, December 12, 2014 at 10:11 am
        Cool mortal kombat costumes
        • happypug12
          happypug12Friday, November 28, 2014 at 8:40 am
          What is the best costume to wear? Who is your favorite super hero? And what is your dream super power?
          • spinnypeeps
            spinnypeepsThursday, December 11, 2014 at 4:10 pm
            I think I'd be either Canary or Bat girl. My favorite super hero is definitely Wonder Woman, and my dream super power is 1. Super speed or 2. The ability to breathe underwater!
            • redheadperson22
              redheadperson22Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 1:46 pm
              1. I can't decide, but if I went to comic con, I would probably be Carrie Kelly (Robin 5 or 6). 2. Nightwing 3. I don't know because there's so many to choose from.
              • peacheslarue
                peacheslarueFriday, November 28, 2014 at 6:40 pm
                i would luv to be able to fly!?
                • frankiebaby
                  frankiebabyFriday, November 28, 2014 at 10:59 am
                  thanks for following me!
                  • bibliophile
                    bibliophileFriday, November 28, 2014 at 10:22 am
                    For the best costume to wear... I think it depends on you...what you like to wear...but my favorite super hero... I have a lot... but here are some few... I like Green Lantern or Wonder Woman... and my dream super power is reading other people's mind... how about yours????
                  • redheadperson22
                    redheadperson22Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 8:30 am
                    I really want to go to Comic Con at least once in my life...
                    • teejhayMonday, November 17, 2014 at 10:07 am
                      I never been there at all!
                      • meThursday, November 6, 2014 at 8:47 pm
                        I WANT TO GO THERE SO BADLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                        • cutegirl1024
                          cutegirl1024Friday, October 31, 2014 at 10:59 am
                          wow adults act like kids i thought adults were supposed to guied us not act like us
                          • fire_kitten13
                            fire_kitten13Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 12:09 pm
                            that sounds so cool i wish i could go to:)
                            • happypug12
                              happypug12Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 6:00 am
                              That sounds like fun!