On the road to Comic Con

On the road to Comic Con

The Big Lipowsky is heading to Comic Con in New York this Sunday. Among the highlights are Joss Whedon (Buffy, Angel, Firefly, and the new series Dollhouse), Lou Ferigno (the Hulk from the Incredible Hulk TV show), and the guy who played the stormtrooper in the first Star Wars movie who Obi-wan convinced “These are not the droids we’re looking for.”

Also of interest is this panel, which I plan to attend:

Jews and Comics: A Cottage Industry In the past few years, there have been multiple books dealing with Jews and their role in the creation of the comics industry. Could this be because, as we lose more and more of the Greatest (Comics) Generation, there is a collective need to understand the roots, ethnic and otherwise, of the medium? Authors Arie Kaplan (From Krakow to Krypton: Jews and Comics), Danny Fingeroth (Disguised as Clark Kent: Jews, Comics, and the Creation of the Superhero), and Simcha Weinstein (Up, Up, and Oy Vey!: How Jewish History, Culture, and Values Shaped The Comicbook Superhero) and comics creators AL Al Jaffee (Mad magazine) and Jerry Robinson (Batman) discuss the rise of interest in the Jewish side of comics. Moderated by David Hajdu (The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic-Book Scare and How it Changed America).

I’ll have a post afterward updating on this panel and other exciting events.

And no, The Big Lipowsky will not be wearing a costume this year.

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