Author: Shelley Smarz

Fan Expo 2011: Con Report, Day Four (Sunday)

I’ll be the first to admit that, by Sunday, I was muttering Roger Murtaugh’s (Danny Glover) catchphrase from the Lethal Weapon films. Apart from wondering how the hell I got so old so quickly, I ended up having a great day. It was a little less busy than Saturday was but there were definitely more people than on there were on Thursday or Friday. I hit the Marvel Panel for “The Next BIG Thing” and left feeling super excited about some upcoming releases. Not to slag on that DC panel again but I found that I was way more...

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Fan Expo 2011: Day Three (Saturday)

Saturday had to be, by far, the busiest of all four days. I’m not the biggest fan of wall-to-wall people, so I was really happy to have been able to sit in on panels for most of the day. Panel 1: Hulk/Ultimate Comics (Marvel) – Liveblogged here I have to say I’m incredibly excited for Garth Ennis’ return to the Marvel Universe with his upcoming Nick Fury miniseries with Goran Parlov on art, which is an exploration of the Punisher Max Nick Fury and, presumably, will be outside of regular 616 continuity. That being said, I have to say...

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Fan Expo 2011: Con Report, Day Two (Friday)

Sorry for the delay, but con has been exceptionally crazy. It doesn’t help that this is the first year that I’m not in a hotel right by the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and so the logistics of travelling back and forth from my Mom’s has proven to be more of a pain in my ass than I had anticipated. However, the extra money to purchase more things at the con? Well worth it. But with con over, I’m finally home and, with a good night’s sleep under my belt, I’m ready to tackle the rest of my con coverage...

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Con Report Thursday

Ah, the first day of Fan Expo 2011. It was busy, but not too busy (which was nice). I do, however, think that things are just going to get busier from here on out. Before I begin, I should probably do the obligatory “suggestions for con-goers” such as: be sure to wear uber-comfy shoes (I wore just comfy shoes and my feet are killing me), arrive early, bring your own food (seriously, a can of Diet Coke and a boiled hotdog was, like, $10), try not to act like an asshat (in fact, go with the assumption that you already...

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Green Lantern: Is that all there is?

As one Green Lantern fan said, “It’s the best we’re gonna get, which is not necessarily a good thing.” Well, better late to the party than never showing up, I finally saw Green Lantern. It was all right. Granted, I didn’t go in there expecting much so I’m not too upset.It’s a solidly mediocre offering from DC (who, let’s face it, save for the last two Batman films hasn’t had the best luck with comic book movie adaptations), which is incredibly tragic given all that the film had going for it. Warning: Spoilers (and mildly naughty language) ahead, matey!...

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