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Tom Spurgeon’s Thoughts on Comic-Con 2013

As always, Tom’s thoughts are extremely interesting and well worth reading. Some of my favorites (with a little commentary from me):

> the one mainstream comic about which I was asked “Is that actually good?” more than any other: that Batman ’66 one. Second place: Saga.

I would Tom’s assume the answer on both of those is *Yes*.

> literally nothing that happened in the show business end of the con penetrated into discussions in the comics world… I can’t remember that ever happening before. I guess a Superman/Batman announcement and that fun actor that played Loki showing up in character were the two pop-culture moments from the show…? I’m not entirely sure. Maybe the fact that Avengers 2 will feature Dickish Robot Overlord Ultron in a verison of that latest Marvel event series. It does seem that 2015 is shaping up to be the movie year that sprang from my 11-year-old head Lathe Of Heaven style.

Interesting. I would have assumed that the entertainment news would dominate the entire show floor.

> I really enjoy the part of my Comic-Con weekend that allows me to see a whole bunch of panels in succession, or at least parts of them, but that tends to come way early in the show weekend now.

My fear is that, by the time I can get out to San Diego for a Comic-Con, it will be impossible to see *any* of the panels without waiting *at least* 4-5 hours in line.