2nd Claremont comics show is Saturday

The Los Angeles Comic Con *, which debuted in December in (ahem) Claremont — leading me to think of it as the “Los Angeles” Comic Con — worked out well enough they’re having a second one this Saturday.

Co-founder Chris Peterson said more than 400 people checked out the Dec. 20 show at the Packing House, 532 W. 1st St. The event is expected to continue on the third Saturday of each month.

The Dec. 20 show had a well-known Marvel artist, a half-dozen vendors selling back issue comics, one vendor selling board games and one or two selling merchandise I couldn’t readily classify. (You know how it is at vendor shows: Sometimes you just walk past quickly, trying not to make eye contact.)

All in all, the show was no Frank and Son, the Industry collectibles warehouse, but it’s cool that it’s here, and the venue is a good one. I spent about 30 minutes and $30. My one regret is that I missed the fan dressed as Zatanna.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and admission is free. For details: www.losangelescomic-con.com.

* On Friday organizers announced an improved name: Edge of L.A. Comic Con.

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  • Hey David…

    Zatanna is a regular customer here at our shop and will be one of the costume characters at Free Comic Book Day May 2.

    4 Color Fantasies

    [That news will bring in the fanboys. The shop’s at 7172 Archibald Ave., Rancho Cucamonga. — DA]

  • Alas I’m going to miss this one because Im visiting my folks in Big Bear. Next month since I moonlight at the Claremont Colleges I’m going to get the word out about the comic convention…I really want to see this work. Oh by the way Dave…I just found out all of the Circuit City’s are going to close now…time for some more deals!!!