Comics are for Lovers (20070929)

Comics are for Lovers, Isotope Comics, San Francisco. Seth Rosenblatt (c) 2007. Comics are for Lovers, Isotope Comics, San Francisco. Seth Rosenblatt (c) 2007. Nothing says romance like sequential art. I'm sure that wearing a shirt to match the Batman cover in the background didn't hurt his chances, either.

The Secret Revealed (20070929)

Jon Sung reveals his secret identity as a Green Lantern. Seth Rosenblatt (c) 2007. Jon Sung reveals his secret identity as a Green Lantern. Seth Rosenblatt (c) 2007. Too bad the wishing ring works about as well as a movie prop. Although judging from the way that fantasy and science fiction are in the midst of a second Golden Age with their resurgence across all forms of popular culture, an adult wearing a ring with imaginary powers no longer identifies him as either infantile or fit for the loony bin, even if both are true. (Jon's a friendly guy, though, so I'm assuming he's not.)

Art of the Bat (20070929)

J.H. Williams, right, talks with a fan at the opening night of his exhibition at Isotope Comics. J.H. Williams, right, talks with a fan at the opening night of his exhibition at Isotope Comics, San Francisco. Seth Rosenblatt (c) 2007. Although most people probably think of comic book artists as slaves, chained to their drawing boards and permanently stained by India ink and, perhaps, drooling a little, the opening of the J.H. Williams "Batman" exhibition at Isotope Comics proved that at least one of them cleans up fairly well, and can even walk a bit upright.Okay, so maybe I jest. Maybe. Not only were Williams and the Isotope staff courteous and polite, none of the comic art aficionados in attendance were particularly devoid of social skills, either. Well, no more than we normally are. It's quite a fine time to be living in an age where pop art is celebrated with gallery-style showings, complete with complimentary bat-themed booze. Although I'm not sure that last double Cape and Cowl was a good idea...

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