Superheroes, like cannonballs filled with nougat, combine outer strength with internal goodness. Crunch into adventure with today’s Groupon to the Amazing Arizona Comic Con, which takes place from Friday, January 6, to Sunday, January 8, at the Mesa Convention Center. Choose from the following options:
- For $10, you get a Friday outing for one (a $35 total value).
- For $19, you get a Friday outing for two (a $70 total value).
- For $15, you get a Saturday outing for one (a $40 total value).
- For $10, you get a Sunday outing for one (a $35 total value).
- For $19, you get a Sunday outing for two (a $70 total value).<p>
Each outing includes the following per person: * Admission (a $20 value; a $25 value on Saturday) * A swag bag (a $15 value)<p>
Presented by Jay Company Comics, the second annual iteration of the Amazing Arizona Comic Con canvasses the Mesa Convention Center with more than 100 comic-minded exhibitors and artists. Robert Kirkman, creator and writer of The Walking Dead and producer of its Golden Globe–nominated TV series presides over all things zombie on Saturday, from the morning’s Opening Ceremony to the 5 p.m. Ultimate Zombie Showdown, judging the cosplay (costume play) competition on criteria such as originality, fiendishness, and breathability. Kirkman is joined by Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld to promote their new sci-fi adventure The Infinite, and other highlighted authors and artists include DCAU’s Jeph Loeb and Superman writer-colorist Brian Buccellato. Autograph sessions let participants collect featured guests’ John Hancocks across the contents of their swag bag, which bequeaths attendees with collector’s edition covers of The Infinite, a mix of other comic books, and +2 charisma for the entire weekend.
A host of costumed groups swing through the premises, representing various comic factions including the Marvel-centric Arizona Avengers, the GC5, which embodies Gotham’s heroes and villains, and Darth Vader’s ever-marching vanguard, the 501st Legion. Tykes can meet Disney Channel and Cartoon Network ingénues on Kids’ Day—Sunday, January 9—whereas Magic: The Gathering hotshots compete in the Grand Prix competition to win a bid to the national championship tournament.
Amazing Arizona Comic Con
Comic-book heroes and villains will burst from finely inked pages at the Amazing Arizona Comic Con. With three days of programming, fans of comics, sci-fi, and anime can stoke their imaginations by meeting artists, gaming, or gussying up for a costume contest. Notable guests will include Chris Claremont, an X-Men writer who created many iconic characters. His 17-year run on the series saw the sale of more than 750 million comics, and his stories have served as the basis for the X-Men movies. Mat Nastos will also be on hand, giving away free sketches for kids. He's written or drawn for Marvel, DC, and others, and has also worked on Disney's Emperor’s New School and Phineas & Ferb.
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