Superheroes, like cannonballs filled with nougat, combine outer strength with internal goodness. Bask in the paranormal with this Groupon.
$12 for a VIP-Pass Package ($30 Value)
- One-day VIP pass good from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on September 15 or September 16
- Raffle ticket for an original Spider-Man signed by Stan Lee
- Discounted vouchers for an official Comikaze T-shirt, Comikaze lithograph, and one of five Camilla d’Errico prints<p>
Signings and interviews grant crowds a chance to ask for a sample of magical dust from creative personalities including Stan Lee (creator of Spider-Man and X-Men), Lou Ferrigno (star of The Incredible Hulk and former Mr. Universe), and Cassandra Peterson (Elvira, Mistress of the Dark). Special drawings and raffles grant winners signed comic editions and prints.
Kids aged 12 and younger can get in free with a paying adult.<p>
Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo: the Comic Con of L.A.
Since they were kids, siblings Regina and Fabiano Carpinelli have lived and breathed comics. In 2011, the Carpinellis' passion came to a head as more than 35,000 fellow comic fans attended their inaugural Comikaze Expo. The success of the event attracted the attention of the legendary comic man himself: Stan Lee, creator of Spider-Man, who has since partnered with the duo to create Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo the Comic Con of L.A., a celebration of all things comic, gaming, sci-fi, and fantasy. The official comic book convention of Stan Lee punctuates its two-day celebration with celebrity guests, fan-focused panels, costume contests, and gaming competitions. Art shows feature the work of industry greats and unknown artists side by side, allowing attendees to discover snippets of new stories or hunt pagefuls of their favorite rare character combinations, such as when Batman teamed up with Kristi Yamaguchi in Figure-Skating Fury.
Local charities use a portion of the proceeds to enrich the lives of those in need, demonstrating one of the many ways stories can change the real world for the better without resorting to wearing Darth Vader costumes to the office.