Monday, March 21, 2005

Wizard World LA: 22,000 nerds can't be wrong

The Long Beach, Calif., Press-Telegram notices thousands of geeks shuffling around its city this weekend, and heads to the convention center to investigate.

There, the newspaper finds Kabuki creator David Mack, who explains the allure of comics: "I've always seen comics as a hybrid medium. It's the closest to rock 'n' roll, which is itself a blend of different music styles. In comics, one person, a creator, can take a singular vision to a mass audience … That's why I always see Hollywood looking at comics to pull material from."

Then, Stan Lee -- shown above with Lou Ferrigno -- offers the reporter a vision of the future of comics: "I think, eventually, the publishers are going to transform them into graphic stories format so that bookstores will take them."