I've never really been a comic-book guy, but books have changed my life in a great way.
I grew up reading the Goosebumps series from R.L. Stine when I was younger, and they were incredible!
Thankfully, it was R.L. Stine's first time at Comic-Con as he and others were celebrating the 25th anniversary of the children's horror book series on Thursday.
Speaking with a staff writer from Entertainment Weekly, Stine reminisced on a number of stories as well as some of his favorite books he wrote in both the Goosebumps and Fear Street franchises.
It was heartwarming to hear the man who scared millions of kids over the years care for them as much as he did his own kids.
It was an absolute pleasure seeing the man relate so well to his fans and never missing a beat in telling jokes as well as talking about his family and his lifetime of writing books.
Friday came around and legendary comic book/graphic novel artist Frank Miller was welcomed to San Diego with great applause and cheers. He and fellow artist Tony DiTerlizzi spoke about their work as well as the upcoming opening of the Norman Rockwell Museum in Los Angeles.
I was never into comic books and graphic novels, but it was wonderful to hear Frank tell stories of his career in the industry as well as the influence Norman Rockwell and others had on his career.
If you've ever seen movies like 300 and Sin City, Frank is the creator of the graphic novels that were adapted into those movie franchises.
One panel separated Frank Miller and the man everyone in San Diego wanted to see that day - Spider-Man creator and Marvel icon Stan Lee.
If you know anything remotely related about Marvel Comics or Marvel Studios, you're familiar with who Stan Lee is. The 94-year-old creator of some of the greatest comic-book characters we've ever seen showed no signs of slowing down minus a slight loss of hearing (and who could blame him).
I was half-expecting Lee to pass on Comic-Con mainly because he lost his dear wife Joan a couple weeks ago after they'd been married for nearly 70 years. However, it's great to see a man of his status use Comic-Con as sort of a healing process.
His jokes were on point; his stories about working with fellow artist and icon Jack Kirby were heart-warming; there was nothing else anyone wanted to do besides listen to the man, the myth, and the legend when he took the stage.
I certainly debated whether I should see Stan Lee in person or see the Game of Thrones panel... needless to say, I made the right choice because I don't know when I'll see Stan Lee ever again, and Game of Thrones can't hold a flame to Spider-Man's creator.
What a weekend!!