200 Words with Paul Dini #24 – A Few Closing Thoughts

July 31, 2008



I had every intention of writing this column from the main floor of the San Diego Comic-Con, but schedules, panels, family obligations and general insanity got the better of me. Besides, everyone I knew from iFanboy was also waist deep in geek gumbo, leaving me with no one to post the new column if I had written it. So here, a week later, are some short impressions of the con. Big. Loud. I shouted a lot and lost my voice the first day. More cool toys than last year – vintage Funko Flintstone set – very nice. “Who is Rocket Johnson?” — best book I got at the show. Quickdraw panel was great. Also good to see the Tiny Toons/Freakazoid folks again. Kids liked the first Rashy cartoon. His buttons were gone in three hours. All of my best friends were there, so why I couldn’t I find anyone? Hey, rhinocerine con-goers with the overstuffed backpacks — those thudding sensations you felt while crowding the aisles were people. Consideration, next time, please. Finally, a heroes award to whoever put a Roy’s Hawaiian by the Marriott pool. Nothing like several Mai-Tais to cure weary feet and reawaken joy.


Paul Dini is the Emmy and Eisner Award winning writer of Batman: The Animated Series, Superman: The Animated Series, Detective Comics, Countdown among many, many other things. You can find him online at either kingofbreakfast.livejournal.com or http://www.jinglebelle.com/.



  1. Wow I love the word "rhinocerine"

  2. Rocket Johnson definitely had a lot of buzz on the floor

  3. I should check out Rocket Johnson