§ Matt Madden reports on the recent Napoli Comicon, which is held in a castle.
§ The North Jersey Media Group report on this weekend’s Nawthorne comicon, held in a high school gymnasium.
“Everybody in here is so nice, so genuine,” said 80-year-old comic book artist legend Gene Colan, who drew several popular series including the “Tomb of Dracula,” “Daredevil” and “Howard the Duck” Marvel series from the 1960s and 1970s.
They talked about the allure of comics.
“(They’re) as emotional as any novel and as visually exciting as any movie,” said Ken Wong, who manned a table as a volunteer from the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art in Manhattan.
“It’s kind of like a pocket film,” said Jordan Barel, 22, of Wayne. “The precursor to the video iPod,” said his brother, Jared Barel, 26.
“We’re really goofing up genre,” said Chris Moreno, 27, from southern Pennsylvania, whose comic book is called “Dracula vs. King Arthur.”
Then, they talked about being nerds.