Spidey Weekend

Spider-Man is the super hero that all other superheroes envy. He can’t fly like Superman but come on, flying is such a boring and obvious superpower. It’s the Olive Garden of superpowers. Yeah, he’s got dead parents who drove him to his life of crimefighting like Batman but he doesn’t have a flashback or an unending monologue about every five minutes of the day like some scorned character in a Shakespeare tragedy. He deserves more than just a temporary membership in the Fantastic Four and two great movies about his adventures. He deserves his own convention and the North Texas Comic Book Shows is finally giving it to him. From 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, the DoubleTree Hotel (2015 Market Center Blvd.) will host “A Spidey Weekend” comic convention dedicated to Marvel’s greatest superhero with a massive collector of Spidey comics, toys and other collectibles and appearances by Spider-Man artists Ron Frenz and Carlo Barberi and writers Tom DeFalco and Danny Fingeroth. Tickets are $7 each at comicbooksdallas.com; kids under 11 years of age can get in for free.
Sat., April 18, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., April 19, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., 2015
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Danny Gallagher has been a regular contributor to the Dallas Observer since 2014. He has also written features, essays and stories for MTV, the Chicago Tribune, Maxim, Cracked, Mental_Floss, The Week, CNET and The Onion AV Club.

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