Topic: Comic Cons
I have brought to my blog readers attention that the 1st Annual Long Beach Comic Con will be upon us very shortly...
That's because it starts at the beginning of October; running from October 2nd thru the 4th!
When I was checking the guests lists, both comics creators and media guests, a few names jumped out at me. I have previously blogged about Hygena and Ms. Limelight from Stan Lee's Who Wants To Be A Superhero TV show on SyFy would be in attendance. (Click here for that post.)
Another name that jumped out at me was Reb Brown. He may not be as well known to you as the other two persons named above, but if you have ever seen the two made for TV films that were pilots for a Captain America TV Show... then he is the guy that played Captain America!
Reb was born in 1948. After playing college football at USC, Reb began his acting career in 1973. His first appearance was in the film Sssssss. He then appeared in guest roles on several Universal Studios-produced television series. Those included Emergency!, Marcus Welby M.D., Kojak and The Rockford Files.
He then played Captain America in two made-for-TV pilot films. This was during that the time in the late 1970's that Marvel Comics worked with Universal Studios for CBS network development deals. The main success that is remembered today is 'The Incredible Hulk' that starred Bill Bixby and Lou Ferrigno, (Lou will also be at this Con!).
Reb has gone on to play in other theatrical films and guest roles on TV Shows, none of which are of comic book based projects.
So anyways, I thought I would point out his appearing at the LBCC to you today because I for one, have never met him, even though I have watched both films.
Who else is scheduled to be there? Well, here is the link to the full comics creators and media guests schedule: http://www.longbeachcomiccon.com/guests.html - Please note, appearances and times are always subject to possible change, just like at any other convention.
Now that you know that Reb Brown a.k.a. Captain America will be there... You can buy your tickets online for the LBCC at:
Also, If you would like to join with over 1,300 other members who have 'joined' the Long Beach Comic Con Facebook Fan Page, feel free to do so at:
You'll get more up-to-date information as the Con gets closer to its' opening day by signing up there!
BTW.... Whereas Tina and I don't publish comics or books (yet?) or set up at comic cons (except at our own Facebook Virtual Comic Con Dealer Table), we do have thousands of indies and mainstream comics in our own online store. Be sure to check out our new listings of comics, graphic novels, Comic Con exclusives and more pop culture items for sale in our online eBay Featured Store that our blogs are based on! It's due to sales at this online store that keep us going with the ability to post blogs like the one you have read here today!
Thanks again to all of YOU reading our current and archived blog posts! We do blog daily on comic book creators, comic book reviews, and other pop culture news and events including some TV shows and theatrical films!
~ Michael @ ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com