Again, this year it seems every form of mainstream media has sent a reporter to Comic-Con without even realizing why. Oogle the scantily clad cosplay girls. See the freaks. That’s it for another year. Back to the studio.
What media usually fails to explain, it took best-selling author-turned-comic book writer Scott Snyder to break it down for everyone:
“I know there’s a perception of comics; that they’re bombastic and fun, and there are those comics, but for a lot of us, comics are also a place where I bring everything I ever brought to anything literary,” Snyder says. “The only reason I’m happy doing comics and I don’t miss literary fiction is because every kind of dark and fascinating, exciting thing that I was able to explore in that medium, I’m exploring here. ”
But you knew that all along, right? Another way of defining “pop culture” is new art and the new literature.
SDCC runs through Sunday at the San Diego Convention Center. Visit GR’s booth #1729.