San Diego Comic-Con's New Rival

Posted: Oct. 24th, 2012  |  By Michael Pearse
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Up until a few years ago, the Comic-Con in San Diego enjoyed more than three decades as the only truly large comic convention in the United States. However, the New York Comic-Con is growing tremendously with each year and looks like it will soon dethrone the king of cons.

The San Diego Comic-Con has been known for decades as the gold standard of comics fandom get-togethers and is considered something of a mecca to the devoted – a place to which the true geek must make a pilgrimage at least once. But New York’s upstart young punk of a con is gunning for number one – and gaining ground.

Not that everything is a battle – but come on, these are comic books, and as Marvel readers already know from this summer’s much-hyped crossover series, even the Avengers and the X-Men aren’t immune to competition between themselves.


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