I actually had a ticket to see him a few years ago when I was a freshman in college, but at the last minute I had to cancel because I had a project due for class. I have regretted not going ever since - how could I think school was more important than the man behind Marvel? Well that decision doesn't have to haunt me anymore, because I have now stood next to an icon and I have the photo to prove it.
Lee and Janae there, hanging out with like-minded comic fans. There were some talented artists and some great costumes to see - including a home-made Iron Man suit with LEDs that lit up and a moving faceplate. The highlights for me were definitely meeting Xander (Nicholas Brendon) and Billy the Blue Ranger (David Yost). They were both super nice and I had fun talking to both of them. Nicholas Brendon was exactly how you think Xander would be in real life - and he hugged both of us before the photo! David Yost seems like a fun guy, too and he even put his hand on my shoulder and said "Nate, I think you're pretty morphenomenal."
meet Jason David Frank (Tommy, the Green Ranger) at Cincinnati Comic Expo. This year I will get to meet David Yost (Billy, the Blue Ranger). I'm so excited to meet another one of my childhood heroes!
poster of Cyclops, I originally went with his modern Astonishing costume, but I was never quite satisfied with the way it looked. Even though he has spent most of his career wearing a hood, my natural instict with Cyke is to have his hair showing like the Jim Lee costume I grew up with. I thought about going with a 90s style costume for him, but I felt obligated to use his modern costume. Well, after updating Beast with a more classic costume and realizing that Cyclops isn't even wearing his Astonishing costume anymore, I went back to him and gave him the look I wanted for him. I did keep a few more modern things - he isn't wearing any yellow underwear - but I prefer the hair over the hood and the blue over the black. Now that I made these updates, I am finally happy with him.