You can now explore the history of the most iconic characters at the Comic-Con Museum in San Diego!
These excellent Comic-Con exhibitions are finally open in San Diego. This captivating exhibition is the ultimate fandom celebration. ¡Tickets are still available, though they’re selling fast! These four new exhibitions are now open and welcoming fans. This is an unmissable opportunity for everyone who loves these legendary characters since you’ll learn all about them as well as their creators and artist. These interactive and memorable exhibits are the perfect way to celebrate fandom at the one-and-only Comic-Con Museum. With their 25 years of experience with all things comics, movies, and beyond, this is the place to enjoy yourself as you learn about the stories you love. The museum also has a 6,000-square-foot education center, a 4K video theater, learning labs, amazing classes and seminars, and a heavenly gift shop packed with all the comics, graphic novels, and souvenirs from your favorite characters! However, these epic exhibitions are a can’t miss and will teach even the most devout fan a thing or two.
The epic Eight Decades of Archie exhibit finally arrived in San Diego, commemorating the history of America’s quintessential teenagers. Get ready to dive into the epic history of Archie through the fantastic displays featuring one-of-a-kind artifacts like vintage comics, original art, and so much more.
Archie first appeared in Pep Comics #22 comic books back in 1941! Since then, Archie has had his own iconic comic book, animated series and records, and popular shows like Riverdale! Since then, Archie has been at the heart of pop culture!
This exhibition will have priceless artifacts, like vintage comic books and original art. For all you Riverdale fans, there will be props and pieces from the popular WB series, including character costumes and pieces from Pop’s Choklit Shop!
Explore the epic works of Dave Stevens and The Rocketeer! Stevens was a prolific comic book artist who created the epic Rocketeer in the 1980s. Though Rocketeer was published in the 80s, it is an homage to Saturday matinee serial heroes popular from the 30s to the 50s. The retro style is immediately recognizable to both comic book and noncomic book fans. Thanks to this epic exhibition at the Comic-Con Museum, you can now get close to animation storyboards and original comic book art.
If you’re a fan of the Rocketeer movie, you’re in luck because this exhibition has concept art from the 1991 film as well as one-of-a-kind artifacts and prototypes from Stevens’s personal collection.
In addition to over 40 original covers and pages from the comic, the exhibit also features Dave’s early works, his artwork for Comic-Con, Rocketeer helmets, costumes, character busts, and statues. The Rocketeer is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2022, so this is the perfect time to celebrate this epic character!
PAC-MAN is easily one of the world’s most recognizable video game characters! This iconic character’s meteoric popularity has long expanded from the arcades to the center stage of pop culture through its countless appearances in many forms of media, like its popular animated television series, which aired on ABC back in the early 80s.
The beloved yellow character has recently appeared in huge blockbusters like Pixels and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. This legendary maze game was released in Japan in 1980, and in 2020 it celebrated its 40th anniversary! To commemorate this milestone, PAC-MAN was inducted into the San Diego Comic-Con Museum Character Hall of Fame! The Comic-Con Museum has also put together a spectacular PAC-MAN Arcade. This experience will take you back to the 80s and to the magic that started it all for the one and only PAC-MAN.
An unmissable exhibit is Hemingway in Comics. This exhibit is truly unique because it explores the mythos behind an American icon Ernest Hemingway and his appearance in over 120 of these comics from 18 countries! That’s right; the literary legend has appeared alongside Superman, Mickey Mouse, Captain Marvel, and the least friendly Canadian, the Wolverine.
The exhibit showcases more than 70 pieces of original art, plus rare comics from across the globe, from mainstream superhero and Disney comics to Japanese manga and edgy indie comics.
There will also be fun activities for kids, including hands-on, photocopy-friendly images to decorate, among other educational materials. Hemingway is the perfect avatar for comic book artists wanting to tell history-rich stories. He was present throughout some of the most pulse-racing and impactful historical times, like Paris in the 1920s, Spain during the Spanish Civil War, Cuba on the brink of revolution, World War I in France, and World War II just after the Allies landed in Normandy. Hemingway in Comics explores what it means to be a pop culture icon and how that image changes over time to meet cultural shifts, and we think that’s pretty neat!
Don’t miss your chance to discover the story and history behind your favorite characters. You’ll find a number of priceless artifacts in these unique and interactive exhibits. These exhibitions combine traditional museum displays with spectacular projection mapping, hands-on workshops for kids as well as adults, and memorable interactive experiences. Safety measures will be in place throughout the experience.