He-Man Battling Princess Leia
Hundreds have come to San Jose's
Big Wow Comics Festival seeing
their favorite artists and buying
vintage comic books & collectibles.
Many are attending drawing
and storytelling workshops,
communing together in
fantasy of the imagination.
They are pondering the future
comics is in same sinkhole with
newspapers, magazines and books,
print media losing to the Internet.
But this is a happy crowd
fans have come dressed as their
favorite superhero or villain
there were four Wonder Women,
two Lara Crofts, a Jack Sparrow,
a Thor, one Alien monster,
a Batman, and a squadron
of Star Wars storm troopers.
Now action in the aisles
Five-year old Hannah Paquiz is
locking her sword with He-Man
played by Matt Helm of San Jose.
He-Man with blonde flock of hair,
gold-chained breastplate, bear-skin
around his waist & ankles, known as
"Most Powerful Man in the Universe".
His black Power Sword aimed
at Hannah's eyes, but she's not
at all intimidated, having learned
a trick or two from Obi-Wan Kenobi
Just look at those eyes so focused
parrying him off. This Jedi-knight will
win wielding her lightsaber because
she has on her Princess Leia dress.
Peter Y. Chou
Mountain View, 5-20-2014