One casualty of COVID has been Comic-Con, cancelled in both 2020 and 2021, notwithstanding last month’s limited, scaled-down “Comic-Con Special Edition.”

In my capacity with Coronado Livery over the last twenty years, each July I’d look forward to transporting uber-eager customers from the airport to the convention center, often festively festooned donning their ultra-creative, graphic-novel regalia. What a hoot! Maybe next year we’ll once again spy various superheroes strutting their stuff downtown. Look, up in the sky! It’s a...

Whereas Comic-Con’s clientele has always included assorted Klingons, Vulcans, Romulans, and Andorians, as well as Ewoks, Wookiees, Droids, and Imperial Storm Troopers, nowadaze one is just as likely to encounter a healthy blend of vampires and zombies, all wandering aimlessly, or perhaps purposefully, in and about the convention-center environs. Eek? Again, maybe next year.

My favorite comical (sorry) cosplay artistes of any vintage have to be “Chewie’s Angels,” those three pastel Chewbaccas, the trio of glitter-booted wookiee-ettes wearing stunning purple, pink, and green fur suits, respectively. How hilarious!

But not nearly as hilarious, and not in any good way, as the annual sighting of the obligatory superheroine wannabee wearing nearly nothing but body paint, who should not, I repeat, not be wearing body paint, period. Double-eek! If you do

happen to see her out there, and believe you me, she is (ahem) way out there, good luck trying to un-remember [sic] the spectacle. Oh well, to each his (or her) own.

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