Comic Con is held annually from July 21 to July 24. The exact date is set by the organizers. In 2021, for the first time in history, it was held online due to the difficulties caused by the pandemic. The extravaganza, which lasts four days, attracts millions of people. Holidays are held throughout the country, but the most popular events take place in San Diego. Comic-Con is not only about comics but also entertainment related to series, television shows, and pop culture.
Comics have played a rather important role in the development of cinema, literature, and culture in general. A distinctive feature of comics is sketched images, rich colors, as well as the dynamics. Each character is a bright personality, whether villain or hero. For each comic, an unusual story is created with a memorable plot. Many stories remain popular for decades, such as Spider-Man and Batman. The first Comic-Con was held in 1970 in San Diego, organized by comic book lovers.
The event was first called the Golden State Comic Book Convention, and its goal was to bring like-minded people together, to communicate and discuss their favorite comics. Today, it is a national holiday in which millions of people take part. Today, every US state has its own Comic-Con dedicated to fantasy, horror, animation, and even video games.
- More than 100,000 comic book fans take part in Comic-Con every year. The holiday is included in the Guinness Book of Records as the most well-attended.
- The first comic book character, the Phantom, was created and drawn by Lee Falk in 1936.
- The most a comic book was sold for is 3.6 million dollars, when “Amazing Fantasy was sold in 1962 at auction.
- Manga is the largest comic book marketplace for Japanese stories, with about 2 billion manga sold every year.
- The first Superman story, which came out in 1938, ushered in the Golden Age of comics. This superhero survives to this day. According to statistics, the favorite character of readers is Spider-Man.
How to take part
The best way is to visit the festival in person. Here you will find thousands of like-minded people who are also passionate about comics. This is a great way to feel the amazing energy of the holiday and enjoy indescribable emotions. This day has every chance of becoming the most intense and memorable. Get yourself or your friend a new comic. If you can’t make it to the party, host your own Comic-Con.
When is Comic Con celebrated in 2023?
Comic Con is observed on July 21 each year.