Wizard World Philly leaves impact

June 2, 2008 7:34:32 AM PDT
The force was with them as thousands entered the Pennsylvania Convention Center this weekend to take part in Wizard World Philly 2008.It's the yearly event where comic book fans embark on a three-day long scavenger hunt for comics, collectibles, and autographs, all while having a non-stop memorable time.

The big talk among the pop culture savvy fans in attendance dealt with the explosion of superhero movies coming to theaters and they were more than willing to share their personal critiques.

"[They're] not very good; Iron Man's pretty good, the rest aren't good," comic fan Robert Munch said.

"Some of them have been great, the recent Iron Man has been good, but some of them have been on kind of the lame side like Daredevil, Electra, and Hulk," fan Tom Coombs said.

Did he say Hulk?

The one definite source for an answer on that subject is none other than Lou Ferrigno, TV's Incredible Hulk. He is a special guest at the convention and shared his thoughts on one particular superhero movie.

"I'm excited about the new Hulk movie coming out in two weeks with Edward Norton and I also do the voice of the Hulk and I think it's going to be a big hit," Ferrigno said.

The Hulk wasn't the only superhero in the midst, as Superman, Storm Troopers and even Iron Man himself appeared.

Fans scammered to pick up the hard to find comics at any of the many dealers' booths, and Gareb Shamus, the Chairmen and CEO of Wizard Entertainment understood what the fans are feeling.

"They think they're going to spend a couple hours here, they're going to wind up spending all weekend here. It really is an amazing value to come out here because there's so much to see and buy and look at," Shamus said.

Wizard World fans are sincerely passionate about the comic book industry, as not even a moving line would stop Greg Calucci from telling us about his superhero movie thoughts.

"I think Iron Man's great, it has a great patriotic tone to it and I look forward to seeing more movies like that. Movies like The Dark Knight, heroes taking on the worst and still going," Calucci said.

Hopefully, Greg will found what he was looking for at Wizard World because there was a ton to see.