Dave's Take on East Coast Comicon


If you've never been to Comicon, I can save you the trouble: imagine the Route 1 Flea Market (the one in Kevin Smith's movie Mallrats) inside a warehouse--but remove the delicious barrel pickles and the arcade-- and now add a bunch of ersatz superheroes and a few stormtroopers; while I found this to be a bit over-stimulating, my children and their two friends loved it, and they all swear they are going to next year's event in costumes . . . and I guess if you're a kid, what's not to love: there's comic books, plastic junk, toys, weapons, posters, merch, and lots of adults dressed as Deadpool; for those of you hoping to make a pilgrimage, the Route 1 Flea Market is long gone, it was razed twenty years ago and replaced by a movie multiplex, and this multiplex often features movies about superheroes . . . but in the movies, the superheroes never seem to hang around en masse in flea markets.

7 comments:

Lecky said...

The Rte. 1 Flea Market was my main source for Chinese stars, throwing knives and numchucks. Never saw any "Japanese Steel" there but I bet it was in the back and by request only. I grew up on Channel 11 Kung Fu Theater and lament the fact that my kids do not

Dave said...

chinese stars! i forgot about those things . . . there were all kinds of throwing knives at the comicon.

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