Friday, July 07, 2017

Pop Culture Roundup: Disney; Comic-Con; Stan Lee; Joe Sinnott

Via Boing Boing: A "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" maintenance checklist from Walt Disney World.


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When is a comicon not a comicon? When it's Comic-Con, apparently. Mile High Comics, one of the nation's oldest and largest comics retailers, this week announced it won't have a display at this year's event in San Diego.
"To explain, San Diego has grown far beyond its original premise, morphing from what was originally a wonderful annual gathering of the comics world, into a world-renown pop culture and media festival," said Mile High founder Chuck Rozanski. "As such, it has seen rapidly escalating costs, and also a dramatic change in the demographics of its attendees. Neither of those changes worked to our advantage."
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Stan Lee recalls trolling Marvel's "Distinquished Competition" back in the day.
"It never occurred to them that we take the work a little more seriously and maybe we have a little bit more of a sense of humor," he said. "And maybe people don't like things that are a little bit stuffy. They like things that are whimsical or humorous."
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 New York Times profiles veteran Marvel Comics inker Joe Sinnott.




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