A post from my ancient Marvel blog detailing some events I had attended recently back then. The videos that are talked about are long gone, I’m afraid.
August 21, 2008 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General Made a pair of Road Trips this week, and I’ve brought you back some video.
This past Tuesday, after rescheduling it time and time again, I appeared as a guest on the Comic Book Club, the weekly comics-themed improve talk show hosted by the guys who do the Stack review videos over at Newsarama. Fortunately for me, the other guest this week was Wyatt Cenac of The Daily Show—who, in addition to being a comic book fan and very funny, was also a childhood friend of Brian K. Vaughan. This was sixty minutes of chat and reviews and audience questions and general tomfoolery, and a swell time was had by all. I brought you back a few seconds of footage so that you can share in being on this side of the experience.
Then, yesterday, to commemorate the release of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #568 and the start of “New Ways To Die”, Jim Hanley’s Universe on 33rd Street (my comic shop of choice) hosted a signing with Dan Slott. I stuck my head in to pick up my book, and was astounded by an archaeological discovery as startling as the fact that the brontosaurus never existed and that Pluto isn’t a planet: There, standing before me, lined up neatly as far as the eye could see, were actual comic book fans who liked AMAZING SPIDER-MAN and “Brand New Day!” Quickly I whipped out my pocket recorder, determined to capture this evidence on film before it evaporated into dreamlike tales of destroyed childhoods and broken hearts. And today, I share that footage with you. Like the Snuffleupagus, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN fans are real, and they actually exist!