CCI XTRA: CBR Photo Parade #1

Mon, July 30th, 2007 at 12:00am PDT

Comic Books
Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer/Publisher

It's the Monday following Comic-Con and I'm exhausted. More than likely there are 125,000+ truly exhausted people this day. Comic-Con is always a lot of fun, but there's also all the work and the pre-requisite drinking that goes along with it, which means after 4.5 days in San Diego you have a week long Con hangover. Ultimately it's worth it, but man am I tired today.

This year was a very different experience for me. In addition to managing a large group of reporters and editors, I was conducting interviews all weekend long on our yacht, as part of the CBR Boat Show. Thus far we've posted interviews with Paul Dini, Jane Wiedlin, as well as a really fun tour of the yacht. We've got plenty more to post in the coming weeks, including interviews with Michael Turner, the "Amazing Spider-Man" creative team, Seth Green & Hugh Sterbakov, Robert Kirkman & Charlie Adlard, Simone Bianchi and many more. But all those interviews and all that work meant the CBR Photo Parades we usually post during the show had to wait until after the show was over.

We now present the first of what will be at least four CBR Photo Parades featuring images from Comic-Con International in San Diego, 2007. This set of photos are primarily from preview night, with a few from Thursday and Friday at and around the show.

Photos by Pinguino Kolb
In 16 years of attending Comic-Con, this is easily the best view I've ever had. This is what things looked like from the front of the yacht.
I wonder whose yacht this is...hrmmm? A Dalek seen romaing the con floor.
The "Heroes" booth was packed all weekend long. Not the kind of Pirates the MPAA or RIAA dislike.
What's inside the box? We already know, as seen in the Iron Man Mac 1 unveiling photos we posted this weekend. "Lady, why you gotta take picture of me while I play Lego?! Go away!"
"Hi. My name is Jonah Weiland. I've got a 42' yacht out back. How'd you like to come out with me, have a margarita and get naughty?" Oh man, she's a kicker. The movie may have come out a couple months ago, but that didn't stop these pirates from invading the con floor.
Jack Sparrow, Singing Diva? A look inside the "Heroes" booth, which was a recreation of Isaac's loft. Here's some art by Tim Sale.
A look at the explosion Isaac, errr, Tim painted on the floor of the loft. Wait, is that Tim Sale behind all those paintings?
Yup! Hi, Tim! Doing business at the Top Shelf booth.
Doing business at the DC Comics booth.
Cody DeMatteis (in green) conducts some business at the Boom! Studios booth. Boom! had the announcement that surprised everyone this week, when they named Mark Waid as Editor-In-Chief this weekend and we had an exclusive interview. He is Iron Man.
"You are not a hot chick. You do not get to come back to the boat."
Photos by Mark Cronan
One of the most fun events this weekend was a last minute scavenger hunt of sorts which found about 50 fans joining the Joker's Army as part of a "The Dark Knight" promotion. CBR's own Emmett Furey participated in the event and filed an exclusive report. Here's a look at that army walking the Gaslamp District.
Too bad this wasn't at night -- that would be ultra freaky. Even The Joker's Army does the text messaging thing. No Joker's were invited back to the yacht.
"Spartansssssssssss!" Or as is the case here, "Spartannnnnnnnn!" I'll take one of those.
Is that guy giving me the fingers? "That's a rather large wrench you have there, sir."
"Do you like margaritas?" "Hot! So hot in here! Hot!"
Putting on some pink hair, goggles and flashing psuedo gang signs doesn't make you cool. It makes you retarded. These chicks have a serious case of athletes foot. Or hairy foot. Or something. I'd shave those things if I were you.

Much more tomorrow -- we're just getting started!

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