Dearborn, home of the American automobile was invaded by Superheroes, Monsters and Aliens and Zombies this past weekend. The 2012 Detroit Fanfare teleported in and took over the Hyatt Regency Hotel, thousands flowed through the doors this weekend to see mega action martial arts action hero Michael Jai White AKA Spawn, AKA Black Dynamite and the savior of the universe, Flash Gordon also known as Sci-Fi screen icon Sam J. Jones . The Dark Lord of the Sith Darth Vader David Prowse was also in attendance as was one of his favorite victims, character actor Richard LeParmentier.
There were dozens of comic books artists and writers on hand to sign autographs and do personalized works of comic book art. quadrust.com was fortunate enough to be part of a group placed next to one of today’s hottest artists and writers, David Finch! The superb D.C. master dazzles us with spectacular visuals on such books as Cyberforce, J.L.A., New Avengers and Moon Knight and Batman. There were many other comic book super stars as well.
quadrust.com was lucky enough to get an autographed copy of a dynamic black and white poster of the new J.L.A. There were lots of independent comic book creators there as well. One such group was called Detroit Tradecraft.
The D.T.C is a group of local comic book artists and writer who’ve banded together to create new and unique types of comic book Universes that reflect the urban landscape. Their styles are similar to those of the legendary Milestone Comics label which shares its Detroit roots with that one of that company’s creators Dwayne McDuffie.
D.T.C. hosted a panel discussion on “How to create a basic comic book.” It provided basic instructional knowledge on how to create your own comic book. They’ve agreed to do an in depth interview with your Detroit Comic Book Examiner in the near future. So look forward to that exciting story coming soon to a laptop or smart phone near you.
Remember when Examiner mentioned the David Finch poster? Well another major part of any good comic con is the hunt for collectable treasures. Anything from authentically signed memorabilia to that long missed final story arc of (insert your own favorite comic book here).
quadrust.com was fortunate enough to get some great deals on incredible finds, like a 1st edition “Black Dynamite ” comic book signed by Michael Jai White himself! Detroit Fanfare 2012 was the biggest event this side of the Milky Way. May the Force be with you!