09 February 2009

Believe it or not...

GreatestAmericanHero


The highlight of my visit to Comic Con NY 2009!

Considering I was under the weather, I was walking on air...okay, this can get really corny so I'd better rein it in. I couldn't find my camera on Saturday; thankfully Tiege had his uber-fantastic Nikon on hand, and also stepped in when I wanted to meet William Katt but turned seriously starstruck. I've gotten tongue-tied before, but this was serious! I suppose this is because 'The Greatest American Hero' was my favorite show as a child, and it still holds a special place in my heart.

Who would reduce you to a polite stammer?

It was all around fun, despite being propelled by sneezes and looking a bit wrecked. I'm home sick today - darn I thought I'd make it through the winter! Anyway, not everyone knows about the comic book nerd in me - actually I mostly watch the cartoon versions, I don't own any comic books, just a few graphic novels. It's just fun, and certainly a release between my thick classical novels and history books. If I could draw at all I'd totally make a Tea Queen comic, but don't expect to see it anytime soon.

I also saw quite a few Batmans, and Nurse Jokers, Ninja Turtles, and enough Storm Troopers to last a decade. Too fun - I'm sure I'll be back next year - hopefully sans Kleenex.

9 comments:

Bonnie said...

Wow, I can't believe how different he looks. I guess that's what 25+ yrs'll do to someone, huh? I guess I look a bit different from when I watched the show, too. ;) No more Baby Hero.
You shoulda told him how we used to play Hero, too. Gasp! Is that embarrassing, or what?!

Gata said...

Gasp is right! That I think is part of what made me tongue-tied - the thought of conveying what we played as children. I was mentally shoving it into the back of my mind, 'cause there was no way of putting it in such a way that it wouldn't make my stomach turn. It would be like Amabala (only Bon would get that reference).

MsBoku said...

I know what it's like to get star struck. I was there too. I almost passed out when I met him last year.

Here is something you missed at the con. Enjoy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NElD9AMkcyE&feature=channel_page

Gata said...

Thanks Ms. Boku, that was -- Great!

pj pammy said...

i remember amabala- embarrassing!
guess you would have to have grown up a thom girl to understand the madness.

sandy said...

Cathy
Who the heck is that????

stevie- mono no aware said...

hey...
have u head of the film Lost in Austen?
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also---
i will be blogging my photos.

Gata said...

Yeah, I saw bits of Lost in Austen on You Tube. It was ok.

BTW, The Greatest American Hero was a show in the early 80's, and the guy in the picture was the star of the show. Just in case anyone was confused.

sandy said...

Cathy
I guess I was too busy having babies in the 80's to remember that show, but I do remember Brian wathching Scooby Doo. That was his favorite.