The San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) starts today. It is the nation’s biggest convention for comics and pop culture elements and has had a self-imposed cap on attendance of 125,000 since 2007. Originally intended just to exhibit comic books, it has grown in scope and has panels on everything from comics to television to movies. Some of the largest and most popular shows give panels here, such as Glee, Warehouse 13 and Game of Thrones, with attendees sometimes waiting in line half a day or more for good seats.
While not a comic book fan from childhood like some people, in recent years I fell in love with some of the more modern series. Invincible by Robert Kirkman (of Walking Dead fame) is an excellent series that jumps right into the action and later backpedals to explain story as needed. Other stories, such as DC Comics’ move to reboot their entire universe back to Issue #1, allows new readers to start without needing to know decades of back story. In some cases, this allows for some big changes such as The Ultimate Spider-Man’s star as a teen named Miles Morales rather than the originator of the role, Peter Parker. Marvel Comics hasn’t done a reboot, but they have made some of their own headlines when X-Men member Northstar married his longtime partner Kyle last month. The world of comics continues to change daily and what better place to find out some of the new scoops than at Comic Con? Hold on to your comic boards as you look at our top 10 influential comic book publishers by Klout Score:
If you’re going to Comic Con this year, what are you looking forward to the most? Let us know.