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You could call -- an international gathering of the geeks but make no doubt about it it is an international gathering of the geeks know.
Comic con is attracting serious attention from thousands of comic book fans.
From around the blow.
Louise put out.
He's -- dressed -- and -- -- -- I don't know she's not okay is live from San Diego comic shop.
In California with a big box behind -- has since -- bullies.
That's true Brian -- -- flash cost him and -- kept in American costume I'd know you have one comic comes dots on Thursday.
More than a 125000.
People will flock to this sold out -- -- -- before today's.
It's a big event not unlike the comic book fans -- site for the major Hollywood studios and all site video gaming companies.
It's Sunday in fact that now San Diego is -- to keep it in the town.
We've towns like Las Vegas Los Angeles Anaheim.
All vying to take the event today -- CDs.
But what is this doing to the traditional comic book store where at San Diego comics.
And I'm joined by Greg Ferris who's being in the industry for more than forty is greatest comic -- out taking the focus off the traditional comic book fence.
Not not not the fans themselves.
But there is that they are lending themselves more to be the Hollywood presence at the kind.
Then what the initially.
Came up we.
With the comic con.
So why is this doing to sales obviously they're -- -- traditional.
Trade is is it is it keeping -- like.
The traditional comic book trade is away from something like this now that.
They they can -- comic books on eBay and other web site.
They still show up but yeah there is there is a decrease in the amount of actual.
And leaders that go to the con.
Now back in the 1940s -- understand that between forty and a hundred million.
Copies of comic books was sold.
Now is saying that comics like that men and Captain America -- only about a 100000.
Copies sold unfortunately that's correct -- you losing a whole genre of -- to things like video games and and movies.
We have for for some time to.
And what what what is this -- -- business.
There has been a decrease but the movies.
That are related to superheroes.
Have definitely helped in spiking.
-- -- -- -- Looking at summit based -- the and it's things like.
Navies that spike prices scientist and break this -- an X-Men comic goes for about 500 dollars now thanks thanks to the -- Unfortunately it's costing -- the King of Pop has spiked the hot song is Michael Jackson one.
And this is a vintage -- -- how -- -- -- from the golden age 1942.
And goes for about a 150 dollars.
-- -- this is in king intrinsically American comics where created here back in the 1980s -- it's an industry that have to say.
Back to you.
All right Louise -- from San Diego actually probably went -- -- comic book shop yeah I'd collected comics and lived in San Diego.
I was probably there Louise thank you very much I can't -- all right now.
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