The Comic-Con Museum, located in the picturesque locale of Balboa Park, north of Downtown San Diego, is the latest crown jewel of the Comic-Con International firmament. And, while it may not be technically, completely, absolutely, y’know, 100% actually open for business, that hasn’t stop Museum Director Adam Smith from opening the doors for San Diego Comic-Con 2019.
The Museum will be hosting a number of special panels and presentations throughout the SDCC weekend and for one night only, to kick the show off in style, the brave and the bold, the great and the good of BATMAN comics, gathered for a special Preview Night gala with special guests and lucky attendees getting to check out the prime exhibition on display: 80 YEARS OF BATMAN, featuring props, gadgets and costumes from the films, exclusive attractions and, yes, even comics from the Dark Knight’s illustrious history.
There was plenty to see and do during the occasion, called THE GATHERING – eagle-eyed fans could even spot some comic book legends in deep cahoots, doing nefarious cahooting in dark corners! The likes of Jim Lee, Tom King, Joshua Williamson, Frank Miller and Todd McFarlane were all in attendance to celebrate the Bat’s birthday bash.
TCC reader Michael Lee Morris was also there, checking out the scene and partaking of the drinks and nibbles, before cutting up the dancefloor (…I can only imagine. No photographic evidence of this exists to my knowledge.) Michael was very kind to send us some photos he took of the evening (as well as some shot of the neighbouring Art Of The Cover exhibition)…
SDCC 2019: Comic-Con Museum (80 Years Of Batman / The Art Of The Cover)
Thanks to Michael Lee Morris for sending these ace shots – you can follow his exploits at Comic-Con on his Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/marvelmorris/