After several years of existing as a one-day comicbook show in Trumbull, CT, ComiCONN has not only expanded to three (yes, count ‘em three) days, but it has also moved to the larger space at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport. According to event organizer, Mitch Hallock, the show has gone from a one-day event to a three-day event, and if he could have found a larger venue for the extremely popular should he totally would have done just that. Billed as the comicbook show for fans by fans. Hallock indicated that in order to meet the demands of its ever-growing fan base, ComiCONN needed to not only relocate the larger venue but more days, necessitating its move to the Webster Bank Arena.
This year’s artist guests for the show include Guests of Honor, David Finch (Forever Evil), and George Perez (Teen Titans), along with Jose Luis Garcia Lopez (Justice League), Neal Adams (Batman), Colleen Doran (Guardians of the Galaxy), Phil Jimenez (Wonder Woman), Herb Trimpe (The Incredible Hulk), Adam Kubert (Wolverine: Origins 2), Tom Palmer (Captain America), Klaus Janson (The Dark Knight Returns), Lee Weeks (Daredevil), Bob Layton (Iron Man), Jerry Ordway (Shazam), Howard Porter (Justice League), Bob Wiacek (Star Wars), Rich Buckler (Deathlok), Mark McKenna (Spider-Man), Bob Camp (Ren & Stimpy), Mike McKone (Justice League United), Chris Giarrusso (G-Man), Tom Raney (Thor), Scott Hanna (Green Lantern), Mark Morales (Guardians of the Galaxy), Chris Batista (Robin), Frank McLaughlin (Justice League), Billy Tucci (Shi), Jamal Igle (Molly Danger), Jack Purcell (Batman), Tom Chu (Batman), Josef Rubenstein (Captain America), Melissa Benson (Magic The Gathering), Adam Wallenta (Public Enemy), Arthur “Zombie King” Suydam (Marvel Zombies), Steve Montano (Guardians of the Galaxy), Mark Texeira (Punisher), and Tom Smith (Doctor Who). As far as writers go, ComiCONN has Denny O’Neil (Batman), Keith Giffen (Lobo), Franco (Tiny Titans), Howard Mackie (Ghost Rider), Carl Potts (Punisher), Paul Kupperberg (Life with Archie), Todd Dezago (Impulse), Joe Caramagna (Spider-Man), and Ryder Windham (Star Wars).
The show runs from Friday August 15 to Sunday the 17, and includes many other local events including an all-day Zombie crawl through Bridgeport’s Black Rock section on Friday.
Robert J. Sodaro has been reviewing comicbooks for some 30 years. During that time, his reviews and articles have appeared in numerous print publications, as well as on the web. Subscribe to receive regular comicbook articles and reviews.