toronto comicon


The convention circuit is important for a comic book artist, a chance to meet and greet their fans, and see the effect that their work is having first hand, and David Finch is no exception. The man who’s currently drawing DC Comics’ big crossover event Forever Evil has had a long and storied history in the business drawing Cyber Force, Ascension, New Avengers and Ultimatum before transferring to DC in 2010 and helping to relaunch the company and drawing Batman: The Dark Knight for the New 52. Taking time out from meeting fans at Toronto ComiCon, Finch talked about his past, his present, his new favourite character and his secret to drawing a good Batman. (more…)


It was a veritable “Murderer’s Row” of voice talent from Total Drama at Toronto ComiCon. After talking to Scott McCord, Megan Fahlenbock and Drew Nelson, we moved down a few spaces to Kristin Fairlie, Brian Froud, and Christian Potenza. Topics of conversation with this triad included the weirdest things they may or may not have ever had signed, and how closely they get to know their fans working the circuit. How weird does it all get? Read on to find out. (more…)


At conventions, like Toronto ComiCon, the longest lines are for name brand celebrities who’ve appeared in cult favourite movies, or Joss Whedon-produced TV shows, but the real passion is along the sides and down the aisles. If you’re a voice actor from a popular animated series, you too can be a rock star in this venue, and so it was with three of the voice actors from Total Drama and 6Teen, Scott McCord, Megan Fahlenbock and Drew Nelson. Taking a few minutes out from meeting and greeting fans, the trio talked about working the con, the nature of obsession, and the differences in doing it live. (more…)


Fans may be divided on The Hobbit, but they’re united in their love for Lord of the Rings even 10 years after that trilogy came to a close. If you have any doubt that the love was still there, then you should have been in Room 718B on Saturday afternoon for the standing room only crowd for Sean Astin and Billy Boyd. Fire regulations were definitely pushed to the breaking point, and the Q&A was delayed as more and more people crowded around the back of the room to relive the glory days with two of the Fellowship. (more…)


To wrap up the cosplay parade from Toronto ComiCon this weekend, we’re kicking it old school. Not quite as old school as the original Norse mythology version of Thor, but he was at the con too. Nope, in this gallery you’ll see a variety of Boba Fetts, some more X-Men, a couple of Captain Picards, a Katniss Everdeen and what has to be the tallest damn Batman I’ve ever seen. The Doctor shows himself again, we found another Catwoman, and we said “Howdy” to cowboy Deadpool. Even Loki stopped and let us take a picture. All that and more in our third and final photo gallery from the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and Toronto ComiCon weekend. (more…)


And you thought you loved vampires. Author Brad Middleton is such a fangatic he wrote an entire book about the hows and whys vampires appear on the small screen called, Un-Dead TV: The Ultimate Guide to Vampire Television. Soon another tome will be added to his bookshelf with The Great Fright North, a book that chronicles and lucrative and surprising connection between Canada and all things horror. At the Toronto ComiCon this weekend, Middleton was on hand to meet fellow familiars and Nerd Bastards caught up with him to talk about his obsession with the macabre. (more…)


Giancarlo Esposito is well-known for playing some not so good guys on Breaking Bad and Revolution, but the man himself, as he appeared at Toronto ComiCon, was warm, jovial, and inspirational. More than the standard Q&A with a celebrity guest, Esposito sometimes wandered into the realm of the motivational talk as he discussed memories from the set, and lessons learned for the everyday. (more…)


It was exactly one year ago that a little TV show called Orphan Black came to Toronto ComiCon for some pre-release buzz; the panel took place in a small room and maybe a couple of dozen curious fans came in. Fast-forward a year and there are enough Orphan Black fans to fill one of the biggest panel rooms, and then some. This was the scene for series’ stars Tatiana Maslany and Jordan Gavaris on Saturday afternoon. In front of a standing room only crowd of (predominantly) female fans, Maslany and Gavaris recalled their roller coaster first season and teased the highly anticipated season two. (more…)


On Day 2 of Toronto ComiCon, the parade of weird and unusual continued. Bizarre team-ups and mash-ups seemed to be the rule of thumb for the day, including Star Sapphire Spider-Man, Deadmau5-pool, and a Despicable Me minion that looks a lot like Wolverine. The Batman villains kept coming, including numerous Poison Ivys and Harley Quinns, but for the safety of all fans, LEGO Batman was on the scene to keep the peace. And if he failed there was always Spawn. Or Radioactive Man. Or Master Shake. Also, zombies finally put in an appearance, as did #PoorLeo, and what has to be the first cosplayers from Steven Spielberg’s Hook I’ve ever encountered… Want to take a look at all the cosplay fit to be enshrined from the second of the con? Check out our photo gallery below. (more…)


The first thing that occurs to you is that Allison Mack looks the same. It’s been nearly three years since the end of Smallville, and the actress best know to millions of fans as the first and only Chloe Sullivan of the Superman multiverse is still every inch the perky blonde quipster that had Clark Kent’s back for 10 years of the show. For her appearance at Toronto ComiCon, a first for the actress I believe, the fans had about a decade’s worth of queries about life in Smallville. (more…)