If you have never attended Comic-Con and wanted to get a sense of the spectacle and enormity of this annual entertainment event or wanted to relive fond memories from attending the convention, then I highly recommend the Collector’s Edition of Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope ($50).
Sideshow Collectibles has created a lavish 224 page fabric bound hardcover book with a protective slip-case. The cover title is debossed and the pages have silver colored edging. An affixed ribbon page marker lets you remember your last reading page and this special collector’s edition contains 32 pages of unique content not found in the trade edition.
This unique keepsake features an in-depth, illustrated look at the phenomenon that is San Diego Comic-Con International. Oscar-nominated director–and fanboy himself–Morgan Spurlock captures the magic and madness of Comic-Con in an upcoming documentary, and this companion book is a photographic celebration of the convention’s heart and soul: the fans who attend in costume, in droves, with their kids, with their parents…and with love, awe, and admiration in their hearts.
Hundreds of stunning photos capture the whimsy and wonder, and are accompanied by interviews with many of the celebrities who attend, as much as to promote their projects as to be a part of the fandom: Kevin Smith, Stan Lee, Seth Green, Todd McFarlane, Guillermo del Toro, Bryan Singer, Seth Rogan, Matt Groening, Olivia Wilde and Frank Miller.