(photo via official Marvel photo booth and green screen)
had to travel to Brisbane to see some family members
on some most important matters, and I just knew that
some relaxing and escapism time was also required.
Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe, which I had
been reading about in newspapers such as The Australian
and The Sydney Morning Herald.
had missed it in Brisbane a few months back, however
this time luck and timing was on my side. The show
was on, and better yet, the good folks in the media
section of the Gallery Of Modern Art had kindly organized
a media pass for me.
quite passionate about superhero genre films, pop
culture and the like. While not a full on nerd by
any account, I'm a bit more than just a casual fan.
back I can remember when the superhero figures hit
Australia in the mid 70s and I had Hulk, Spider-Man,
Captain America and Superman (I know he's from DC
like Marvel living legend Stan Lee, I didn't think
that much of the Spider-Man TV series, but Batman
and Robin was pretty cool.
on target, this Marvel exhibition rocks, and there
are people traveling much further than 1000km via
cheap flight to get there. I swear I saw groups of
overseas art and pop culture tourists.
an adult pass is in the region of $25, however they
could charge more. Fortunately they don't.
can spend 30mins or over 3 hours going through the
expo. There's even a Marvel Shop with an awesome array
of collectibles and themed goods. I bought pens, pencils
and postcards, which only set me back a touch over
$10. You could spend $1000s in there, but there's
no need. For Marvel and superhero genre fans, this
experience is priceless.
real Stan Lee or actors playing the superheroes are
not there, but it doesn't matter, the expo is so good.
I had already met and spoken with Stan 'The Man' Lee
and a few other actors who I won't name drop, so I
don't feel I have missed out on anything regarding
the Marvel Universe.
rumors about that the expo will also make its way
to Sydney and perhaps also other Australian cities,
but why delay. If you don't live in Brisbane like
myself, jump on a plane for less than $100, book a
airbnb or hotel, and get a fix on your superhero addiction.
going to rate it 4.9 stars out of 5. Why, I would
have liked to jump into a real Iron-Suit and rocketed
into the sky, or got to fire a real life Guardians
Of The Galaxy gun or rocket launder, but then again,
I am ex military and a bit of an extremist at times.
superhero and super villain fans will love this expo.
$25 bucks bargain. Experience - priceless.