Defective Comics: A Celebration of Superhero Oddness
Let's face it: superheroes can be kinda dopey. For every cultural icon like Superman or Spider-Man, there's five thousand off-beat B-listers (Bwana Beast? Sonny Sumo? Razorback?) lining up to die in the next big crossover event. For HeroesCon 2010, Amelia Earhart: This Broad Ocean cartoonist Ben Towle and Thought Balloonist blogger Craig Fischer host a lovingly critical look at just how bizarre the superhero genre can be.
The event will include a presentation by Towle on the sad-sack Super-Man in Chris Ware's Acme Novelty Library; a panel discussion with Colleen Coover, Evan Dorkin, Jeff Parker and Chris Pitzer; a talk by Crogan Adventures creator Chris Schweizer about art-comix creators crossing over into mainstream superhero comics; and clips from some of the weirdest and worst superhero films of all time. Excelsior?
So if you'll be at HeroesCon on Saturday, June 5, won't you join us for the fun? We might even try to serve refreshments again this year, though it might be hard to top 2009's Mr. A cake...