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I-Mockery's Big 2008 San Diego Comic-Con Photo Album!
by: -RoG-

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but what words are worth a thousand pictures? Comic-Con. From humble beginnings way back in 1970 to the mega-media monstrosity that it is today, the San Diego Comic-Con has come one hell of a long way and it seems to get more packed every year. And as the convention attendance continues to grow exponentially each year, it would seem that my photo galleries of it are growing in a similar manner. Last year, I brought you guys a gallery of nearly 300 photos covering all the latest games, toys, and crazy costumes I came across at the 2007 convention. This year, that number has been surpassed once again.

As always, it's my intention to help give those of you who weren't able to attend the Comic-Con an extremely in-depth look at what was there. In other words, if you couldn't attend the 2008 San Diego Comic-Con, viewing this gargantuan gallery of photos should be the next best thing. Once again, these pics are in no particular order... I'm just unloading 'em all on you along with a few comments about each one. Hope you enjoy 'em all!


The line to get in on preview night actually wrapped around the entire convention center.


It wasn't any less crowded when we arrived either.
Probably the most crowded I've ever seen the Comic-Con on preview night.


You know, as much as I like the design of the Sci-Fi Channel's big booths each year, in all reality,
they're a HUGE waste of space that could be used for probably 10 other vendors/artists to display their stuff.


The Comic-Con was abuzz with Watchmen promos.


Mohawktastic!


Ugly Dolls really aren't that ugly.


Some of Luke Chueh's latest works. I remember waiting in line for about four hours outside of L.A.'s
Munky King store just to get his "Possessed" vinyl figure the day it came out. What can I say, I love that piece.


Boo Berry may be my favorite, but this is definitely a cool homage to all of the Monster Cereals.
The little cereal boxes were magnetic and could be moved anywhere on the backing board.


Strong Bad's new Wii game is looking great and I can't wait to give it a shot.


The new Ghostbusters video game booth was awesome with a REAL wall of slim dripping down behind the sign!


Naturally, with such an amazing booth, I had to touch the slime, which didn't make the owners all that happy.
But really, who's gonna pass up a chance to come into contact with some real Ghostbusters slime? Not I.


Capcom had a ton of Street Fighter IV cabinets on display for people to try out. Of course, the line to
play them was pretty damned long, but it's probably worth the wait because the game looks fantastic.


You can take a photo with her if you want, you just may walk away with some life-threatening wounds as a result.


Mimobot had their usual array of awesome designer USB flash drives. I love the look on Han Solo's face.


Nice hat Domo-Kun!


Sleestak from Land of the Lost finally gets some well-deserved attention!


Sadly, they weren't selling these Bad Robot toys. You had to enter to win them.
Let's hope they're eventually mass produced.


Mattel's giant Castle Greyskull booth was easily one of the best on display at the Comic-Con.


He-Man's Power Sword! Finally I can take it in my hands and...


...er, maybe not.


Masters of the Universe Classics - New figures being released every month starting this fall!
That's right... these are EXACTLY like the original Masters of the Universe figures.
(Take note Hasbro, you should do this with your G.I. Joe classics instead of modernizing them.)

There are still many more
2008 San Diego Comic-Con photos to see!
Click here to continue onward to page 2!

 

Reader Comments

Jason's a Furry! Run!
Aug 5th, 2008, 05:01 AM
Dammit, I missed Bruce Cambell. I need to read through the guide book more carefully next time (I missed the axe from The Shining as well, were was that?).

Awesome pics RoG, really nice work. Glad to see some of the costumes I missed (though I could've done without that one Wonder Woman's ass. She was hovering by the Slave Labor Graphics booth when I was stuck in line, and it wasn't pretty to look). And massive kudos for finding the two really awesome Jokers amidst a sea of them (I think that Nurse one was also the one carrying the pencil around, extra points there). But where's the shot of the giant GIR costume?
OH GOD
Aug 5th, 2008, 05:22 AM
pretty sure http://www.i-mockery.com/minimocks/comic-con08/104.jpg is supposed to be doctor mrs. the monarch aka dr. girlfriend in s3 of venture brothers, but kind of a lazy effort?

compare http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:DrMrsTheMonarch.jpg
Crazed Techno-Biologist
Aug 5th, 2008, 06:22 AM
ok, alot of these pictures were frikken kickass.
too much manboob and too many oddly unnattractive freaks though.
Not like they are ugly people,because I'm sure they'd look fine in their regular clothing,
but the sort of people who shouldnt dress up as something they cant pull off.
and a few of those pictures might earn you a spot on a predator list. =P
Baby Puncher
Aug 5th, 2008, 06:25 AM
It's...beautiful.
Forum Virgin
Aug 5th, 2008, 06:29 AM
Wow, 17 pages of pure awesome. Makes me wish I had the energy to sneak into the Con. I heard there was a Twilight movie panel, and I could've totally called them out on their bull or something. Oh well. I'm also pretty sure I met the second Nurse Joker at a Denny's afterwards.

SO yeah, agenda is currently: Get a dog, buy a pump, go to Comic-Con '09.
grants but one wish
Aug 5th, 2008, 08:37 AM
yay, it makes me happy
pickled
Aug 5th, 2008, 09:49 AM
Someone needs to dress up as PickleMan next year.
Retardedly Handsome
Aug 5th, 2008, 11:24 AM
Great coverage as usual. Maybe one year I'll be able to make the trip across the country until then this with have to suffice. How is it in comparison to the NY comic-con.
Riot Control
Aug 5th, 2008, 01:17 PM
Awesome job -RoG-, you can't imagine how much I have laughed this day.

Hey, I think Nick has a nifty idea for you. Ever thought about creating a Pickleman costume for yourself and maul people with a giant pickle at the con?
What Video Games?
Aug 5th, 2008, 01:47 PM
20 pages of pictures, GOOD GOD! Awesome article, these are always fun to check out.
hanging out
Aug 5th, 2008, 01:48 PM
The girl taking a break from her meal to pose is fairly obsure. Its Dr. Girlfriend in her Queen Monarch costume...It didn't last long she went back to her regular Jackie Kennedy outfit by the next ep of Venture Bros.
Forum Virgin
Aug 5th, 2008, 04:57 PM
Ok my geek is showing but two quick ones the goth Joker was a poor costume of Ryuuk from Death Note, and it's "Buddy Christ" not "Buddy Jesus" But anyway awesome set as always. How much was the shining axe? I want.
SKATASTIC
Aug 5th, 2008, 06:10 PM
Page 8, Bloody Wolverine, 1st avenue haircut?
Member
Aug 5th, 2008, 07:40 PM
I once saw an entire platoon of Green Lanterns at Megacon. It was an interesting experiance.
Fake Shemp
Aug 5th, 2008, 09:44 PM
Good Golly. If I never make it to a Comic-Con at least I can die happy knowing I experience just a little bit of it every year thanks to you RoG. Fantastic pics as always.

You have a very difficult life going to these things as a business expense don't you.

I hate this hacker crap!
Aug 5th, 2008, 11:54 PM
Wow. It's almost like being there for real. hahaha

I wish I could've gone. Alas, it's a pipe dream.
duuuuuuuude!
Aug 6th, 2008, 12:12 AM
I like that the green-haired people are meeting in front of Incredible Hulk merchandise.
Forgets Passwords Easily
Aug 6th, 2008, 12:57 AM
least i got. least i got chicken wyngyz.
Resident Domo
Aug 6th, 2008, 01:31 AM
Maddox said on his website he was not going to the Comic-con. Did he change his plans or something?
drifting in the void
Aug 6th, 2008, 05:27 AM
I have to say...I didnīt know that this con existed 2 years ago and I didnīt know it was important until...well, now. But what can I say, Iīm one ocean away from the whole thing.

Look interesting though. Just a little too crowded for my taste.
Member
Aug 6th, 2008, 06:39 AM
The unknown character on Pg. 11 (http://www.i-mockery.com/minimocks/comic-con08/216.jpg) is Emma Frost, aka The White Queen, from various X-Men incarnations.

And as for the other mystery, (http://www.i-mockery.com/minimocks/comic-con08/276.jpg) The one with horns looks like a Yuna Berserker from Final Fantasy X-2, but I've got no idea on the maid.

PS - Rog, you still suck for being able to go and I didn't, but awsome pics, man! Loved looking at them all!
I must preserve my P.B.F.
Aug 6th, 2008, 02:09 PM
Impressive number of pics. I vow to go to the comic con someday with my Duct Tape Ninja outfit.
Forum Virgin
Aug 6th, 2008, 04:03 PM
Your Comic-con stuff is one of my favorite yearly articles. PaX is this August, but it isn't nearly as impressive. =/
Ms. Sorghum Molasses '82
Aug 6th, 2008, 05:19 PM
Hey Rog, why don't YOU grow a mustache?
Fuzzball
Aug 6th, 2008, 06:07 PM
The comic con article gets better every year, awesome stuff.
Koala Master
Aug 6th, 2008, 07:55 PM
Thanks RoG...this taste of the Comic Con was awesome, specially for those of us who couldn't go...
The Goddamned Batman
Aug 6th, 2008, 11:25 PM
Copper, thank you for identifying Emma Frost for Roger, because it was bothering the shit out of me that he didn't know that. haha

Also, RoG, the chick with the green hair in that one G.I.JOE pic is Zartan's daughter. She's in the comics only. So don't worry, it wasn't a really bad Baroness or anything.

My favorite pic this year is definitely the Stormtrooper and the little kid Spider-Man. That fucking rules.

I really hope I can make it out there for next year's con.
Forum Virgin
Aug 7th, 2008, 05:21 AM
Thanks for the next best thing to being there photo album. Looking forward to next month's start of the halloween season, Trick or Treat to you kind sir!
Amicable Herculean
Aug 8th, 2008, 12:48 PM
Hey! Second picture, third page, Bottom left corner... You're telling me there's a Robin movie?
MELTING WATCHES, GALA!
Aug 8th, 2008, 01:09 PM
Damnit, one of these days, i'm going to one of these. Unforunatly, i live on the other side of the Atlantic.
Oh, hi.
Aug 10th, 2008, 11:35 PM
Page 4 "Goth Joker" is actually Ryuk from Death Note.

Page 8 "Tarzan" girl is Lum from Urusei Yatsuura.
Member
Aug 11th, 2008, 02:53 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Protoclown View Post
Copper, thank you for identifying Emma Frost for Roger, because it was bothering the shit out of me that he didn't know that. haha

Also, RoG, the chick with the green hair in that one G.I.JOE pic is Zartan's daughter. She's in the comics only. So don't worry, it wasn't a really bad Baroness or anything.

My favorite pic this year is definitely the Stormtrooper and the little kid Spider-Man. That fucking rules.

I really hope I can make it out there for next year's con.
*salutes* Always happy to oblige, sir.

And thanks for clearing up about Zartan's daughter. I was afraid, myself, that it was a poor Baroness cosplay, and then it was "Wait, Zartan had a daughter?!" (I know he had siblings, but a kid?) Thanks.

Second on the favorite photo and second on the "hope to be there next year" but unfortunately, I shall have to likely have to continue living vicariously through Rog's photo galleries.
frappez le cochon rouge
Aug 11th, 2008, 01:07 PM
Yay!

Also, I had a friend tell me about the Yu Gi Oh thing a while ago. I stopped playing a while ago because it just got so stupid. Now, in the show, they play on those duel-runner motorcycle things. THEY PLAY CARDS WHILE RACING ON MOTORCYCLES.
Official Punching Bag
Aug 13th, 2008, 05:51 AM
I like each year's Comic Con picture galleries, since I'm too time strapped to go to one on a plane from Australia. I suppose there were a lot of Jokers, but think of how embarrassed they would be from knowing a lot of other people went as the same character...

As always the designer toy photos were awesome, I ought to get me some of those.
Member
Feb 21st, 2009, 09:50 PM
A few comments. First...that "burlesque" person in red and fishnets...is that really a woman?
Secondly, you should have brought a bunch of bananas for Kevin Spacey so he can recreate that scene from K-PAX.

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