Comic-Con International 2001 wrapped up late Sunday afternoon in San Diego. And while CCI likely won’t release statistics on attendance until later this week, it seems likely that this convention will go down as one of the most successful yet.
In addition to seemingly bigger crowds even on Thursday – fortunately spread out in larger aisles in the bigger available convention hall space – most of those with booths told CBR News over the weekend that they were doing as well or better – sometimes dramatically better – than they had last year.
Some individual creators had reason to celebrate over the weekend, including Eric Shanower and the other Eisner award winners. But it’s unlikely any other creator had as life-changing a convention as Geoff Johns did.
And, of course, fans went home happy, with major announcements from the various comic companies promising something for pretty much every fan:
- Busiek, Pérez give hints about “JLA/Avengers” #1
- Exclusive “Spider-Man” footage shown
- Image Comics founders reunite for special 10 year anniversary project, Larsen to tell Savage Dragon origin story
- WildStorm unveils new mature readers line
- Bryan Singer talks “X-Men 2”
- Kevin Smith announces new Marvel project
- Jimenez gets another year on “Wonder Woman”
- “Leave it to Chance” returns in 2002
- Dan DeCarlo announces new creator-owned project
Catch all four days of CCI news by checking out the CBR News Archives page. And we’ll see you next year in San Diego.