Sneak a Look at the LEGO Comic that will be at San Diego Comic-Con!
Jul 21, 2014 11:15 pm
by Joe Meno
It's July and time for San DiegoCOmic-Con to turn the city into a mecca for comics and pop culture fans all over the world! The LEGo Group has been there and has become famous (or infamous) for the many giveaways it has during the convention. This year is no different, with minifigures being given out and exclusive set being sold at the event.
If you are going to be at Comic-Con this year, you'll be able to pick up a free LEGO comic at a signing at the LEGO booth on Saturday, July 26 from 5pm-6pm if you are not attending BrickJournal's panel, Beyond the Brick: A Look at the LEGO Brickumentary, which is the same time. The comic will be signed by Paul Lee, artist, and writer rachel Lareau. Paul explains:
"I have been long hoping to do a serialized version of the comics I’ve been making for the Club Magazine. As luck would have, my stars aligned and this year I got the chance.
The Club Magazine asked me to do just that. I’ve spent the past few months working on the 24 page story. I also got to do a fold out cover. So for the outside cover, I decided to put Batman alone on the front cover and have the JLA and Bat sidekicks on the wrap around back cover. On the fold out portion, I featured the Rogues Gallery that was used in the book.
The inside fold out cover was the most fun to do. I got to do a group shot of DC Heroes and Villains. I got to pick the line ups and choose how to depict some of them. It was really a lot of fun to do.
On the inside, I also got to do a pin-up page and I had carte-blanche. So, in honor of Batman’s 75th anniversary, I did a LEGO version of the original Detective Comics no. 27 that was the first appearance of Batman. I even age it in Photoshop to make it look like a vintage comic."
Looks like I will be ending our panel a little early!
Here's some more art from Paul:
You can see more art at Paul's Flickr gallery.
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