Comic-Con takes place from July 21 to 24 this year. Comic-Con is celebrated annually following the date given by the responsible bodies in July. This makes it a great four-day summer extravaganza. In 2021 the event was held virtually. Comic-Cons are held all over, but the main event that people think of is the San Diego Comic-Con, the most well-known one of its kind. Comic-Con not only has comics but also has other related pop culture entertainment forms such as gaming, movies, and T.V. shows. Surprisingly, the San Diego Comic-Con is a non-profit event.
History of Comic Con
Comic books have played a very important role in the development of movies, books, culture, and arts as we see them today. An integral and yet distinct part of the pop arts, comic books are replete with gripping bright pictures and colors – and actions. There are superheroes, villains, funny characters, and generally great stories that are brought to life all through the pages of the comic book. These books shaped and predicted the initial journey into the realm of superheroes and action characters. Many of the movies we watch today, including Spider-Man, Batman, and several others, all started as Comic books.
Comic-Convention started in San Diego in 1970 with a group of comic book lovers. In the beginning, it was called the Golden State Comic Book Convention. It later changed to the San Diego Comic Book Convention. The event was created out of the desire of the founding members to meet, socialize, discuss, and enjoy comic books, which they loved, with like-minded individuals. Over the years, the increased patronage and attendance have made the event a worldwide holiday. Almost every state in the U.S. now has and observes its own Comic-Conventions, which turn out fun-packed and filled to capacity.
Comic-Con now not only enjoys comic books and characters, but encompasses the spectrum of pop culture — animation, fantasy, horror, video games, and more. Over 100,000 people flock to the San Diego Convention center every year to enjoy the event and partake in the fun-filled festivity. In the past few years, records were broken and recorded in the Guinness World Book of Records as 130,000 people attended.
Comic Con timeline
Rodolphe Töpffer, a Swiss artist, develops the first comic book titled ‘‘The Adventures of Obadiah Oldbuck.’’
Superman and Batman Comic books are created, giving rise to other superhero comics.
Comic-Con is started by Shel Dorf, Ken Krueger, Richard Alf, and Mike Towry.
This marked the beginning of the Comic-Con celebration in July every year.
Comic Con FAQs
What is the history of the San Diego Comic-Con?
The first San Diego Comic-Con was in 1970. It was run by Shel Dorf, Ken Krueger, and Richard Alf. The event began as a one-day mini-event held in the U.S. Grant Hotel.
What happened to Comic-Con International?
Comic-Con International joined A.P.E. in its second year and ran Comic-Con until 2014, maintaining the original concept and feel. In 2000, it moved from San Jose to San Francisco, where it was held until 2014. Under Comic-Con, APE was at the forefront of the self-publishing movement.
What is the history of comic-Minicon?
In the mid-1960s, a Detroit-born comics fan mounted the Detroit Triple-Fan Fairs, one of the first commercial comics-fan conventions. When he moved to San Diego, California, in 1970, he organized a one-day convention (Golden State Comic-Minicon) “as a kind of ‘dry run’” for the larger convention he hoped to stage.
Comic Con Activities
The best way to celebrate Comic-Convention is to attend with the thousands of people there and bask in the energy of the event. Various performances and exhibitions make the day fulfilling, and you might be lucky enough to see and meet the superstars who act in these superhero roles.
Get a comic book
Can’t attend the event? No problem. Get yourself some comic books and read them. Have great fun traversing the world of superheroes and villains.
Organize your own Comic-Con
If you’re unable to attend the Comic-Con in San Diego, you can get your friends who are lovers of comics and organize your very own convention. Invite as many people as possible.
5 Fun Facts About Comics That Will Blow Your Mind
The first superhero
The first comic book hero was Phantom, created by Lee Falk in 1936.
The most expensive comic book
A 1962 copy of the comic book, “Amazing Fantasy,” was sold for $3.6 million at an auction.
The largest comic book market
Japanese comics called ‘manga’ is the largest comic book market in the world, with over two billion manga sold every year.
The Golden Age of comic books
The first “Superman” comic book in 1938 ushered in a new age of comic books and superheroes in the world.
The Most beloved superhero
According to research, Spider-Man is the most loved superhero in the world.
Why We Love Comic Con
It is an opportunity to enjoy art
Comic books are art. Rooted in pop culture, comic books are calming and immersive, and the convention itself is a celebration of this art.
Meeting hundreds of thousands of people who love the same thing as you is a great feeling. You get to see other people enjoy themselves and also get to enjoy yourself too!
Celebrate our superheroes
This is another opportunity to celebrate the superheroes that made our childhood fun. It is a time to celebrate and appreciate those superheroes from Batman, Spider-Man, Robin, and even the newer ones, and their creators.
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