Comic Book Squares!
Where Fans Compete To Win Exciting
The Emcee was the ever-forgetful Joe Edkin, who
seems to have about as much trouble remembering names as I do.
The Lovely Assistant was played by Elayne
Wechsler-Chaput, who was variously called Elayne, Leah and Joy by the
Special thanks to Elayne (and her Con-Report) for filling in the names I
forgot to write down.
- Darryl Banks, artist for titles such as
Green Lantern. Darryl arrived late, so I only got one shot of him. As luck
would have it, a bad shot. If I'd had my brain turned on at Mid-Ohio 97, I'd
have taken a replacement pic. Oops.
- Dick DeBartolo, long-time artist for MAD
Magazine and possessor of the bushiest mustache for five miles in any
- Tom and Mary Bierbaum, plus the Littlest
Bierbaum, Emma. Tom and Mary
wrote the Legion of Super-Heroes for several years and now work on licensed
properties for Image and Maximum Press. Emma has learned to say "Kid Flash,"
and this was to be a running gag of the event.
- Tony Isabella, long-time writer for DC
Comics and other places and possessor of lots of chest hair.
- In the Center Square: Roger Stern, runner-up in the 1996 Shadoe Stevens
Imitator Contest and writer of many DC titles. I was really tempted to paste
his head on the body of a snake for this one, for reasons which will be
obvious to Legion fans.
- Al "Spawn" Simmons and Paul Jenkins. Well,
just Al, Paul (writer of Hellblazer if I recall correctly) showed up late and
ended up on a shot that didn't come out. These two were a favorite choice
because they almost always got the wrong answer.
- Mark "Who Do You
Trust?" Waid, writer of everything DC put
out this year (well, sometimes it seemed like it) and consummate liar.
- Leah Adezio and Dan Mishkin, in the
loneliest square on the board (they only got picked once, awwwwww). Leah is
creator of "Ari of Lemuria," (with Elayne has her co-conspirator) and Dan
Mishkin is co-creator of Blue Devil for DC, currently working on a
creator-owned project, and reportedly the best masseur among comics pros.
- Berni Wrightson and Joy Mosier-Dubinsky.
Berni is a long-time horror and SF comic creator (Captain Sternn of Heavy
Metal fame is his), and from what I hear, Joy's about to add "Wrightson" to
her string of last names.
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