By Melissa Robinson
With the popularity of
such recent movies as the Avengers, Spiderman and the Hulk, many
adults know that superheroes have their roots in comic books
dating back to the 1930s. Popular up through the 1970s, comic
books and comic-related collectibles are seeing resurgence, and
no on knows that better than local comic book store proprietor,
Mario Russo, who hosts the Atlanta South Comic Con, to be held
Sunday, November 18 at the Fairfield Inn & Suites on Mill Rd. in
Meg Golding, a local artist
from the Atlanta area, works on a small sketch for a fan as
a friend looks on a recent Comic Con.
Russo, owner of Mario’s
Comics located inside Peachtree Peddlers Flea Market, said the
event attracts comic book enthusiasts, collectors, vendors, and
action figure collectors of all ages and offers a little
something for everyone, including clothing and one-of-a-kind
items. The last Comic Con he hosted attracted nearly 200 people
and he said he expects the event will continue to get bigger.
Russo holds a comic book
convention quarterly and said that the event has consistently
grown and become more popular. He said this weekend’s convention
is a great family event and will have something for adults and
children alike, including face painting for the kids and door
prizes and drawings for the adults.
“These conventions just
keep getting bigger and bigger,” he said. “It’s going to be a
Atlanta South Comic Con
will take place on Sunday, November 18 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.
at the Fairfield Inn & Suites, located at 30 Mill Rd. in
McDonough. Admission is $3 and tickets may be purchased at the
information, visit www.atlantasouthcomic con.com or call