WonderCon wows comic enthusiasts


By Frank Ladra
The Guardsman

WonderCon is one of the biggest and most popular comic and arts conventions in the United States, and the 25th anniversary was held at Moscone Center from April 1 to April 3.

A WonderCon participant dresses as comic book hero Captain America on April 1. PHOTO BY FRANK LADRA / THE GUARDSMAN

The event, sponsored by Comic-Con International, gives artists and retailers opportunity to share a wide range of comic art with fans who come from all over the globe.

This year’s convention featured several celebrities, like “The Incredible Hulk” television star Lou Ferrigno, late night horror vamp Elvira, and former City College student and Miss America winner Lee Meriwether.

Also available were dozens of lectures and panels featuring illustrators and designers, like New York Times best selling author Robert Kirkman, creator of popular comic and hit television series “The Walking Dead.”

With a heightened interest in upcoming comic-inspired films, like Captain America and Green Lantern, hundreds of attendees of all ages arrived in full costumes representing a variety of comic book characters.



Two WonderCon atendees wear life-like costumes of characters Dr. Zaius and Dr. Zira from the original "Planet of the Apes" movie series.

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