Wizard World 2003 is a hopping just outside of Chicago in Rosemont, Illinois. While it’s not the size of last month’s Comic-Con International, it’s very much a big time comics show. Loads of retailers are ready to take your hard earned cash and the selection is damn good. You want comics from the 60s? Lots. Comics published in the last 20 years? You can find them here. New comics, old comics, hard to find comics, the retailers attending this show will get your wish list filled out.
One of the big differences this reporter noticed while meandering through the busy aisles at Wizard World is there aren’t nearly as many costumed dudes and duettes as there are in San Diego, but that likely could change on Saturday. Of course, we’ll bring you the photographic proof once we have it.
Here’s a load of photos from day one.
|The people, they wait in line to get into Wizard World Chicago!||And the very first thing as you go through the main enterance, the folk at CrossGen.|
|C.B. Cebulski||Chuck Dixon|
|Furry mouse thing that was pretty scary.||Stripes. Polka Dots. Stitches. Too many things going on in this picture.|
|“Is Alex Ross here?”||The Aspen Comics Booth|
|Your Source @ Crossgen, Bill Rosemann||“The Goon’s” Eric Powell|
|Something.||Ahhhhh, the ever familiar storm trooper! A lady storm trooper even!|
|Gene Ha enjoying a light nosh.||“The Hedge Knight’s” Les Dabel, Mike S. Miller and Ban Avery|
|Peter Gross and Ryan Kelly. Gross told us he ALWAYS blinks right before the photo is taken. He did, so we took another.||Again with the blinking!|
|Jim Krueger||Justin Gray|
|Ohhhh, Ladies!||John “Puffed” Layman|
|Lee Bermejo||The Marvel Booth. Long lines all day.|
|Michael Turner||Mike Carlin|
|Steve Niles and his wife Nikki. Wait, where’s Templesmith!||Ahhh yes, Steve Niles and there’s Ben Templesmith.|
|Phil Noto, Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Connor||“Ocean’s 11,” “Buffy” and “Spider-Man’s” Scott L. Schwartz|
|Bill Sienkiewicz||Sid Haig AKA “Captain Spaulding” from “House of 1000 Corpses”|
|Richard Starkings and Steve Buccelato||John “Buzzboy” Gallagher|
|Thom Zahler||Tim Vigil|
|Tone Rodriguez||Billy Tucci|
|The Black Bastard! No, seriously, that’s his name!||Blade|
|Captain America has certainly seen better days.||Steve Conley hands out free copies of “Astounding Space Thrills”|
|Random Costumed Peoples||DOOM!|
|Wolverine, with a satchel.||Go away. Just go! You’re freaking me out.|
|“Star Trek’s” Walter Koenig||DC Comics’ Bob Wayne and Dan DiDio|
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