Episode 247 – Motor City Comic Con Preview – Todd Haberkorn, Arvell Jones, Dexter Vines

Our final preview show before we dive into the mayhem and fun that is Motor City Comic Con this weekend.  Listen in as we chat with voice actor Todd Haberkorn, comic book legend Arvell Jones, and inker Dexter Vines.

Yes, we made the “you’re a TRACER” joke.  You know we had to…


  • Motor City Comic Con is Michigan’s largest pop-culture event gathering people of all ages, young to adult
  • This year’s 29th annual event will feature more than 250 media and comic guests
  • Some top media guests include Val Kilmer (Batman Forever), Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess), Stephen Amell (Arrow),  Wallace Shawn (Princess Bride), Jenna Elfman (Dharma and Greg), Kate Flannery and Oscar Nunez (The Office) and Cress Williams (Black Lightning).
  • Celebrating the 40th anniversary of Superman, the movie, Margot Kidder (aka Lois Lane!) will be in town with other cast members. In addition, Tom Welling, who played Clark Kent in Smallville, will be here too.
  • More than 55,000 guests are expected to attend this year
  • Attendees can meet the writers who created their favorite comics, the illustrators who drew their favorite characters and the actors who brought them to life
  • Motor City Comic Con will also have a variety of pop-culture merchandise available for purchase


  • Event information:
    • Motor City Comic Con takes place at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi:
      • Friday, May 18 (12:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.)
      • Saturday, May 19 (10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.)
      • Sunday, May 20 (10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
    • Event tickets can be purchased by visiting www.motorcitycomiccon.com.   
    • For details about this year’s celebrity guest panel schedule, visit the MCCC website
    • Follow MCCC on Facebook (Motor City Comic Con) and on Twitter (@MotCityComicCon)


  • Fun facts about Motor City Comic Con:
    • Detroit hosted the first comic con in 1964
    • Per capita, southeast Michigan has the largest number of comic book shops in America


  • A brief description regarding Motor City Comic Con history:
  • Local business owner, Michael Goldman began his career as a comic book retailer in the 1980s and hosted the first Motor City Comic Con in 1989 at the Dearborn Civic Center.
  • Motor City Comic Con has continued to grow larger every year, leading to its existence at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi where the event had a record-breaking attendance of 55,000+ in 2016.
  • Goldman is also the owner of Motor City Comics, located in Farmington Hills.
  • Motor City Comic Con gives attendees the chance to meet many of the media guests and the chance to buy autographs and merchandise such as: comics, toys, art, movie memorabilia, posters and apparel.

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