The Long Con #1
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The Long Con #1

Writer: Dylan Meconis, Ben Coleman Artist: Emilee Denich Publisher: Oni Press Release Date: July 25, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7
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Five years ago, a cataclysmic event obliterated everything within a fifty mile radius of the Los Spinoza Convention Center-including the attendees of Long Con, the world's biggest (and longest) comic convention. But unknown to the outside world, the con-goers not only survived, they kept the convention going. When proof of their survival surfaces, reporter Victor Lai is sent to investigate-after all, he was covering the con that fateful day and escaped mere minutes before everything went kablooie... abandoning his nerdy pal Dez in the process. So clearly he's the perfect person for the job, and he won't get trapped inside like some kinda idio more

  • 10
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Aug 5, 2018

    The Long Con hits on all the right marks. It pokes fun at nerd culture without disrespecting it, which is a tough line to walk. Everything comes together well to present a solid story packed with humor and a great premise. I have to know what happened at this convention now and how Victor possibly made it out alive. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - christopher scott author Jul 25, 2018

    There's a love of the subject matter and this is a solid entry into the growing genre of comic conventions gone wrong. A lot of the fun will be what winks and nods to fandom will be throughout and as a start, this is solid, fun, entertainment. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Multiversity Comics - Alea Perez Jul 30, 2018

    Like preview night, "The Long Con" has provided a glimpse of what is to come, with expectations of further exposition and backstory mixed with continued effectively simple humor and solidly drawn visuals. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Jul 23, 2018

    At the end of the day, theres definitely a great story waiting to be told here, and hopefully once we get to venture a little deeper into the Los Spinoza Convention centre, Meconis and Coleman will get a chance to tell it. As it stands now, The Long Con is a winning elevator pitch with quality gags and some lively artwork, which while not exactly setting the world on fire just yet should be more than enough to ensure that people who pick up this first issue stick around to check out the second. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek-O-Rama - David Doub Aug 1, 2018

    Despite all that it's still a darkly funny concept and the cartoony art fits well with the grim humor of the book (it is a story about the apocalypse happening at a comic convention). Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Aug 7, 2018

    The Long Con #1 is some good fun in a post-apocalypse setting. It doesnt seem to be entirely sure where it wants to go, but the lead characters are fun. The geek culture parody could be sharper, but its not awful either. I can recommend this one well enough. Feel free to check it out. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Chase Magnett Jul 25, 2018

    This first issue makes it seem like there isn't much more to The Long Con than the elevator pitch, which is a genuine disappointment. Read Full Review

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