Monday, September 3, 2018


My next public appearance will be the second annual Hall of Heroes Comic Con, Saturday and Sunday, September 8-9, in downtown Elkhart, Indiana. Sponsored by the Hall of Heroes Museum (410 S. Main St.), the convention will be spreading out all over the area. I’m really excited to see what museum master Allen Stewart has put together. This will be first time in Elkhart.

Special guests? The convention has them. John Schneider, the star of The Dukes of Hazzard, father to Clark Kent in Smallville, and a man fearless enough to appear in some of the cheesy monster movies I love, will be there. Will I be the only who asks him about Snow Beast or Super Shark?

William Katt was brilliant in The Greatest American Hero and many other roles. I saw him on Broadway playing Pippin, though I doubt he remembers meeting me back stage. I’m looking forward to meeting him again.

I’m looking forward to meeting Kevin Sussman. He’s best known for The Big Bang Theory, but he’s done many other TV shows and movies. I especially enjoyed him in Killers (2010). Other media-type guests include Katrina Law (Arrow), Seth Gilliam (Starship Troopers) and horror-host Svengoolie (Sunday only).

From the world of comic books and art, Hall of Heroes will host the great Allen Bellman, one of the few Golden Age comics artists still attending conventions; Stuart Sayger, Mike DeCarlo, Charles Urbach, Scott Rosema

There will be panels and presentations on a wide variety of topics and, at one time or another, featuring most of the special guests in their own spotlight events. My panel is scheduled for Sunday at  11 am on The Lerner Stage. I’m anticipate the usual mix of news and reviews and views on anything you’d care to ask me about. I’ll do my best to regale you with stories of my comics career and insane life in general. There will be questions I can’t answer because of a) Non-Disclosure Agreements and b) None of Your Business. If you ask me a question I don’t know the answer to, I’ll make something up. I mean, I’m a writer, right?

There will be cosplay, free movies and gaming. Cosplayers: please visit me at my table, especially if you’re cosplaying characters I created or have written.

There will be vendors selling comic books and other cool items. I hope I remember to bring my want list.

I haven’t yet decided what I’m bringing to sell at my guest table. I know I’ll have copies of Black Lightning: Cold Dead Hands #1-6, as well as the Black Lightning collections. I’ll have July 1963: A Pivotal Month in the Comic-Book Life of Tony Isabella Volume One. I’ll probably have two different Black Lightning posters and mini-posters of Daredevil and Luke Cage. Fingers crossed, my booth babe for this event will be my Saintly Wife Barb.

I will only be signing at my table and I do charge for signatures. Here’s the price list on that:

Items bought at my table: no charge.

Items not bought from me: one free signature; all others $2 per item.

Photo of me or with me: no charge.

Signature witnessed by representative from grading company: $5 per item.

Having me sign a Certificate Of Authenticity: $5 per item.

I hope to see some of my Bloggy Thing readers, Facebook friends and Twitter pals at the Hall of Heroes Comic Con. It’ll be a lot more fun for me if you’re there.

I’ll be back tomorrow with more stuff.

© 2018 Tony Isabella

1 comment:

  1. I really wanted to be there this weekend, but unfortunately I had to devote my two days off to Deena, who is undergoing eye surgery that week for cataract removal. We wish you all the luck in the world with the show!