Tuesday, July 5, 2011

1986 - San Diego Comic Con

In 1986, the San Diego Comic Convention took place on July 31–August 3 at the Convention and Performing Arts Center and Hotel.

The convention that year boasted guests such as:
  • Ray Bradbury
  • Jack Kirby
  • Sergio Aragones
  • Frank Miller
  • Christ Claremont
  • Dave Sim
  • Archie Goodwin
  • George Perez
  • Jim Shooter
  • Stan Lee
  • Kevin Eastman
  • Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • Moebius

Attendance was just over 6,000 people, compared to last year's 130,000!

A special thanks to Stephen Gurr for most of the photos below!

Frank Miller and Jack "The King" Kirby

Frank Miller

Chris Claremont
Jim Shooter and Stan Lee
An amazing Warlord costume.


  1. Wow. Crazy that 25 years ago, you could fit the entire expo onto one sheet of paper with room to spare.

  2. Wow, that's one costume I never seen before. Awesome!

  3. Awesome Warlord costume!

  4. Crazy to think comic con was ever that small. I have only been able to go in the past 8 or so years and it looks nothing like that now. Man were the 80's better in every way?

  5. I went a couple of times when it was there or the Civic Center in the '80s. It was actually about comic books unlike today's con which is all Hollywood and toys. It was much more fun and easier to navigate as well. Plus no worries about having to get a ticket 10 years in advance.



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