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I-Mockery's Big 2011 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. With Re and Nick at my side along with some other great friends lending a hand, I-Mockery had its busiest year ever at Comic-Con. Not only did we have three new levels, four new boss fights and some new cinematics to show off on the custom Abobo's Big Adventure arcade cabinet, but we also had all three pixel posters on display for the first time ever, including the debut of our new Halloween one! People who played the game and beat a boss even won free Abobo masks and buttons. We were also at a new location (booth #E10 in the 600 aisle) with some fantastic new neighbors and more foot traffic than ever before. With all these distractions going on at our own booth, one would think we wouldn't have time to bring you another huge gallery of photos. Yes, I can see how one would think that... but one would be absolutely wrong.

Last year, I brought you guys a gallery of over 800 photos covering all the latest games, toys, and crazy costumes I came across at the 2010 convention. This year, I'm happy to report that we have another 800+ photos again, so I hope you've got some time on your hands, because they're all spread out over 25 pages in this giant pictorial piece. As always, you won't find a larger collection of Comic-Con photos anywhere else online, so I hope it proves to be worth the wait once again!

We were extremely busy the entire time as people lined up to play the latest Abobo demo, check out our merchandise, and of course... score some more pickle hats. As busy as we were, whenever somebody left the table on a break, we made sure they left with a camera so they could capture footage of all the Comic-Con madness for you guys to see. Knowing how busy I was gonna be, I always arrived at the convention extra early every day before it opened to the public for the sole reason of walking around snapping as many photos for you guys as I could. Re took a ton of photos as well, so a huge thanks to her for getting some amazing shots throughout the week.

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 2011 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... dumped onto the site from 3 different cameras and phones, so please excuse any similar/duplicate photos that appear in the pages along with varying image quality. I'm just unloading all of them on you along with a few comments about each one. Hope you enjoy 'em all!


The custom Abobo's Big Adventure cabinet is ready to go, but we still have to get the rest of the booth set up.


The cabinet always gets a few dings during transport, so Nick comes prepared with some extra paint for touch-ups.


Alright, we're ready to rock!


You know something is super limited when the sign is written on a piece of a cardboard box.
Wait, maybe it's the packaging that was super limited, not the cool statue.


Wonder Woman dodges arrows with raaaage.


These new Converse sneakers featuring the Joker are pretty fantastic, right down to the "HA! HA! HA!" shoelaces.


Due to the skin color, I thought it was Bizarro at first. I'm sure you can imagine my disappointment.


For their sakes, I hope those parachuters land before Storm Shadow slices them to pieces.


You too can become a human action figure at Comic-Con.


Another large Masters of the Universe display.


Moss Man looks almost simian here.


Skeletor and Panthor hanging out in Eternia.


Ok, so Snake Mountain isn't exactly built to scale here. It's more like Snake Hill, but it still looks cool enough.


The Horde!
(note: if you want to quickly ruin your Grizzlor figure, just put him through the Slime Pit like I did as a child.)


I don't recall Queen Marlena kicking much ass in the original cartoon, but she appears to be prepared for battle now.


Eternian Palace Guards: the "red shirts" of the Masters of the Universe.


Never thought I'd see a Polly Pocket version of Masters of the Universe, but it certainly works for She-Ra.


Bizarro vs. Faker? DC vs. MOTU? Awesome! My head asplode.


Now there's his normal head. Apparently you can switch out the simian one.


The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man scene was easily one of the best displays at Comic-Con this year.

There are still many more
2011 San Diego Comic-Con photos to see!
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Reader Comments

OH GOD
Aug 1st, 2011, 06:04 AM
oh man 25 pages

nope, gotta sleep tonight
The face of trapped wind.
Aug 1st, 2011, 03:35 PM
fun fact about that bert and ernie..one of those two was justin timberlake. truth.
Member
Aug 1st, 2011, 04:34 PM
Great gallery, as always! I can never get to Comic-Con so your photos are definitely appreciated. Someday I hope to make it there and meet you guys, you seem like you have a great time!
The Glum Cunt
Aug 1st, 2011, 04:51 PM
Good pictures! I saw at least 25 things that I probably would have wanted to buy. If I do go next year I'm going to have to save up a lot of money.
Bawbaruh
Aug 1st, 2011, 10:11 PM
Goddamnit, who dresses up as an MSPaint Adventures character
The worst costume
Forum Chaos Lord
Aug 2nd, 2011, 01:05 AM
This was a beautiful article and -RoG-, you once more outdid yourself with a veritable phototour of the event. On behalf of all of thus who have crap cars and thus could not attend, I salute you.

Also am I the only one that was immediately and irrevocably reminded of Max Burbank by the crying Macho Man picture? Just wondering.
Good Ol' Chum
Aug 2nd, 2011, 02:17 AM
Thanks for the good moments captured, as always -Rog-, Maybe, just maybe, I'll go there someday, and take my kid with me, as we both enjoy watching the pics. He gets so exited and asks many questions. As I explain what's going on on that nerd heaven, I suddenly feel my eyes kinda watery. I totally understand Max.
Banned
Aug 2nd, 2011, 10:37 AM
i like the TARDIS.
Full of Country Goodness
Aug 2nd, 2011, 01:36 PM
The picture from Page 3, with the caption "MADNESS!" Is that... is that Screech!?
Strange blob from beyond
Aug 2nd, 2011, 03:45 PM
thats no wand, thats a sonic screwdriver!
Forum Virgin
Aug 2nd, 2011, 04:17 PM
THANK you for posting all these.
Now I feel like I didn't skip this year... but I DID skip the traffic, crowds and lines.
Bless you, sir.
Mogwai Trainer
Aug 2nd, 2011, 05:41 PM
Thanks again for another amazing gallery of pictures!! I'll probably never attend, what with my paranoia of getting crushed in a crowd and all, but your pics and captions are seriously the next best thing!

I loved the guys dressed up as Dr. Forrester and Frank, but it's hard to pick any favorites (ok, maybe the zombie candy machines)!
The Goddamned Batman
Aug 2nd, 2011, 06:31 PM
Oh man, that was awesome! I wish I'd been able to go this year. I'm jealous.

Hopefully next year I can make it back out though.
The Wolf
Aug 2nd, 2011, 08:59 PM
The best costume was Lobo.
frappez le cochon rouge
Aug 2nd, 2011, 09:31 PM
Jesus Christ, I must have those Joker High-Tops.
Cat Scratch Fever!
Aug 2nd, 2011, 10:14 PM
As always super job Rog. I can honestly say that you provide more photos and coverage than any other website that I have visited. It always looks like a blast ever year and this year was no different. On a side note, how was it that they allowed guys in just superman undies into that place? I know the idea is to have fun and be creative but seriously there's kids that go there too. I'm surprised that half of the people that go there dressed half naked like that don't get asked to put on some clothes or get arrested. Still, coming from a guy who sadly lives on the east coast and could never go cross country to attend, I personally thank you for all the great pictures and great descriptions of each and every moment. Makes me feel like I was right there with you all. Can't wait for next year.
Freelance Artist
Aug 3rd, 2011, 01:19 AM
Honestly, if they ask the guys in skimpy clothes to put on some more clothes, they'd have to ask the girls too (& nobody wants that) otherwise it's just sexism. Yeah, the guys are showing more skin, but it's about the same as if you went to the beach, & nothing inappropriate is hanging out
Im one good looking Troll
Aug 3rd, 2011, 05:43 AM
when is the abobo's big adventure is coming out?
The Claw of Justice
Aug 3rd, 2011, 12:50 PM
On page 17...is that a Warren Ellis puppet? Tell me it is.

Great gallery, as always. Made all the better because this is the first year since 2004 that I haven't been able to go.
pickled
Aug 3rd, 2011, 05:00 PM
I never thought I would see Vash the Stampede alongside Powergirl AND Supergirl. Thanks for the pictures, guys.
Member
Aug 3rd, 2011, 10:43 PM
I got a laugh at "The Red Balloon" DVD for sale on the bottom of page 24. I have to ask, did they have "Part 2 Revenge of the Red Balloon" for sale too?
I hate this hacker crap!
Aug 9th, 2011, 11:35 PM
I really have to say "big" does not begin to describe this album, but I loved looking through the pics. Excellent and although I say this every year, I will make it to sdcc some day.

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