Our Saturday at C2E2 2019

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At the time I’m writing this, we’re only a couple weeks out from C2E2 2019 … and to be honest, I’m still catching up on things! I was gone for a week and then out apartment hunting the week after, so I haven’t had a ton of time to think about comics.

C2E2 itself was a blast, and I figured y’all might want want to see what my convention experience was like. I attended Saturday with my wife Kat and my friends Pat and Mike. You’ve heard most of their voices if you’ve listened to our comics podcast, Waiting on the Trade.

Below are some of the best pictures from our day! Not pictured is me looking all nervous for the first couple hours of the con, as I waited to go interview Peter Tomasi

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Peter J. Tomasi Talks Hitman 1’s Vomit Scene

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At last month’s C2E2, I got the chance to chat with current Detective Comics writer Peter J. Tomasi for Multiversity Comics. We mostly talked about Tomasi’s plans for Batman’s big 80th anniversary celebration, but I also managed to ask Tomasi a bonus question about his time editing one of my favorite series: Garth Ennis and John McCrea’s Hitman.

Because that question didn’t fit with the rest of the interview, I’m posting it as bonus content here! Read on to learn Ennis and McCrea’s original plans for what is most certainly one of Hitman‘s most memorable scenes, as well as Tomasi’s thoughts on what other ’90s DC series deserves a complete collection.

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Jason Wordie’s Colors Make Abbott Supernaturally Good

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I’m STILL catching up on comics I missed from 2018, which is how I happened to find myself reading BOOM! Studios’s Abbott a few weekends ago. And while writer Saladin Ahmed and illustrator Sami Kivelä delivered a heck of a supernatural crime thriller, it was colorist Jason Wordie’s work that blew me away.

Look at those textures! Look at that blending!
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A Saturday’s Worth of Comics

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Recently, I got to spend a particularly lazy Saturday catching up on comics I’ve either missed or been meaning to re-read. Rather than talk about one of those books in particular, I figured it might be nice to cover them all quickly in one post – and also share a look at my weekend!

Our first stop is The Revue Coffee Bar in Fresno, CA’s Tower District. As my wife, Kat, planned out her forthcoming Etsy store, I cracked open Jason Aaron and Ed McGuinness’s Avengers.