Whether you like comic books, science fiction, horror, anime, movies, television, video games or some other form of cult entertainment, we’re pretty sure you’ll find something that floats your boat at the second annual Albuquerque Comic Expo. It runs Friday through Sunday at the Convention Center in Downtown Albuquerque. Stan Lee will be there. Kevin Smith will be there. Kevin Sorbo, Billy Dee Williams, Katee Sackhoff, Adam Baldwin, Bill Sienkeiwicz, Mike Grell, Michael Golden: It’s like a who’s who of pop culture. Check out our list of Top 10 Things to Do at ACE for a little guidance.
ACE in the Hole
Alibi’s top 10 picks for the Albuquerque Comic Expo
The Albuquerque Comic Expo enters its giant-sized (dare we say “Giant Man-sized”) sophomore year this weekend. With so many exhibits, lectures, signings, parties, screenings and gaming tournaments to choose from, how do you figure out what to spend your time on? Should you comb though the dealers’ room looking for bargains on back issues of Justice League, or should you get in line for Katee Sackhoff’s autograph? We’ve chosen our top 10 faves from the still-growing lineup of events.
An interview with comic book idol Stan Lee
Take a glance at any movie theater marquee and you’ll realize it’s the summer of superheroes. And who do we have to thank? We can think of no greater person to blame than that most titanic champion of men in capes and women in tights—writer, editor, producer, publisher and former president of Marvel Comics, Stan “The Man” Lee. The characters he created—from Spider-Man to the Fantastic Four to The Avengers—have been pop cultural icons for more than 40 marvelous years.
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