The APS Outreach team is once again in San Diego for this year's Comic-Con International! During last night's preview night, the team passed out free comic books about the laser superhero Spectra and the classic Tesla v. Edison comic.
Kids ran up to the real-life Spectra for hugs and autographs and the team handed out about 3,000 copies of each comic over the three-hour preview. Several visitors to the booth came for the third installment of the Spectra series, having collected Spectras one and two last year. One young visitor told the team about how her class read the Spectra comics aloud in school.
The local ABC affiliate's morning news showed people camped out at the entrance of the San Diego Convention Center early this morning. Tickets for the event sold out within minutes, the TV station said, and around 130,000 people are expected at the event which generates about $2.8 million in tax revenue for the city.
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[Jeff Smith, author of the RASL and Bone comic books, flips the switch to get his booth started!]