Rob Salkowitz understands the delicate balance between nostalgia and tradition, and he doesn’t dismiss things which might be lost as publishers begin the inevitable march toward broad digital distribution.
A down year for movies combined with a huge year for genre television led to massive lines outside Comic-Con’s second biggest room, while the low-profile movie panels in Hall H played to hundreds of empty seats.
Can Quantum Leap return without a massive overhaul? Would such an overhaul destroy the original concept? In many ways the original was a groundbreaking series about civil rights, gender equality, animal rights, and the belief than anyone can make a positive difference in the world.
Comic-Con 2008 was a long weekend of geeked-out bliss and a chance to rub elbows with everyone from tiny independent comic artists trying to sell their books to big Hollywood stars. But it also meant gigantic crowds and impossibly long lines.