Comic Con, Slayer and heroesWritten on July 31, 2013 Categories: Events and Travel
Remember last week when I published the Zombie walk post? Well comic con was going on at the same time. I got downtown about 2 hours early, and just hung out around the convention center. I’m seriously glad I did, because I saw some very hot ladies, of course it helps that I love ladies in costume!
I’ve loved comics for a very long time. I think my first exposure was a show called “Spiderman and his amazing friends”. I hope I didn’t just date myself there! If you’ve heard of it I’d love to know though, just give a comment in the facebook box at the end of this entry.
I started collecting comics in the 1990’s, and could never get enough of them. I was mostly a Marvel fan, I never really liked any of the DC characters. Superman, Batman and Green Lantern just seemed kinda silly, although I did like Lobo, for those of you that have heard of him.
My go to Marvel series was pretty standard, Darkhawk, the punisher, X-men, the Hulk, Spiderman, but I think my favorite may have been a tie between a series from Marvel called “The New Warriors” and “The Silver Surfer”
However, I knew better than to try and talk about comics with most of the comic con goers. These people are on a dedication level I can’t begin to touch!
Come on!! The 5th Element! How cool is this? Which one do you think is the better?
One of my favorite things on this whole planet is a raven haired beauty in leather or latex. I don’t know how you could improve on a lovely lady like this!
Poison Ivy in the flesh, and working at a bar in the Gaslamp, everyone got in on the fun at the Comic con!
Just another odd assortment of colorful characters. Everything from sexy robot ladies to Stormtroopers!
Get a load of these ladies! I didn’t even pay to go to Comic con, I had a great time just hanging outside the doors!
While I was out shooting I saw a guy crossing the street. He caught my attention because he looked very familiar. Then my mind clicked. This guy looked exactly like Kerry King!
For those of you who don’t know who Kerry King is…well you suck. Seriously though, Kerry King is guitarist in a band called Slayer. I’ve listened to Slayer for as long as I can remember. I’ve got all their CD’s, tapes, posters, shirts, watched their videos hundreds of times, learned their songs on the guitar, I think you get the drift.
I make a decision, I’m gonna go approach this guy who looks like Kerry King. I run across the street, almost get hit by a car, and yell, “Kerry!!”
The guy stops, turns to his right, and looks at me.
Me: Dude, you look exactly like Kerry King!
KK: I am Kerry King. (Very calm)
Me: No FUCKIN way!!!!
KK: Well take it or leave it
Me: Well dude if you are Kerry King, your my fuckin hero, I’ve played your music all over the middle east!
KK: Thanks dude (shakes my hand)
Me: Can I get a picture?
That was it, Kerry King crosses the street carrying his Comic Con bag and is gone. It was one of the oddest experiences I’ve ever had.
This is the picture Kerry King let me take.
Kerry in the odd event you read this, thank you for being so cool!!