Tuesday, December 30, 2008
The DC Comics Visit
Our Trip to DC Comics
This week me and my brother went to NYC to stay with my uncle for a few days and had a great time. We took a ferry boat to visit the Statue of Liberty and got to see it really close. We went to a bunch of parks and climbed some giant rocks on one of them. We played around a lot and made fun of some ducks at one of the parks. We visited the museum where Night at the Museum took place and the park where Peter broke up with Mary Jane and where they did Enchanted.
The coolest part was that we got to visit DC Comics where they make all the Batman and Superman comics and Tiny Titans and things like that. Chris Cerasi is one of the editors there and he came to meet us downstairs and took us up to the DC offices and floors where they work on all the books. Chris also gave me and my brother each a huge gift bag filled with a ton of DC stuff. There were action figures, big comic trades, coloring books, early reader books, and some fun activity books. I like the book that teaches you how to draw DC superheroes.
There were a bunch of different floors all for the comics. They said that there were seven total levels that all have to do with DC Comics but we only went to a few of them. One was made for Batman and other was for Superman and another was a lot of different DC heroes. On the Batman floor there was a statue of Batman and they had the Batsignal and a painting of Gotham City. There was also a cool mini Batmobile that I got to sit in. We also went to the prop room where they had the real Mr. Freeze’s gun, Batarangs and Robinrangs and Catwoman’s whip and cool stuff like that.
Then we went to the Superman floor. They had real kryptonite, telephone booths that were smashed from him changing and Clark Kent sitting on a bench. On the other level they had a big painting of all of the superheroes of DC.
The guy who did work on Lego Batman introduced himself and asked us if we liked playing the game and asked us if we beat the game yet. I told him I didn’t beat it yet and then he gave us the Prima Guide Book with all of the cheat codes and stuff in it so we could finish up all the levels and unlock all the characters like Hush and Ra’s Al Ghul.
Then we went to visit Kenny Lopez who showed us how he does the design work on the comic books. He showed us the cover of a Batman comic book and showed us different titles and asked which kind we liked more. He had a lot of Mets stuff in his office and I told him that the Mets are losers cause the Phillies won the World Series this year. It was still cool to see how he decides what art to use on the book even though he likes bad baseball teams.
Everybody was really nice to us and we got to see some very interesting things and I really liked the gift bags that we got to take home. It was a big surprise to be able to visit there and I liked getting to see the place where all of the comics are made. I liked meeting the people who work there, too. They were all friendly and it’s neat to know who works on the comics and games that we like so much.