A Gallery of Comic-Con in 1980

I didn’t realize until now just how long Comic-Con had been an event. I figure it started in the mid nineties somewhere, but as it turns out, it’s been around for a lot longer than that.

This rare photo gallery was taken at the event in 1980, and you can see just how humble it’s humble beginnings were. People still dressed up, but outside of a few Star Wars and superhero costumes, it almost looks like a renaissance fair. I’m sure that most of these people are trying to be specific characters, but I’ll be damned if I can place the vast majority of them.

In any case, it’s a rather hilarious look back at the past, and it’s fun to see how much cosplay and costuming has evolved over the last thirty years or so. See for yourself:

Creepy Yoda leads off the next set of photos on the next page.


  1. J5 January 12, 2012
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  4. bill January 12, 2012
  5. Grey January 12, 2012
  6. RemyCarreiro January 12, 2012
  7. Mike January 12, 2012
  8. Tim January 12, 2012
  9. GW January 12, 2012
  10. Grant January 12, 2012
  11. raven January 12, 2012
  12. Julie January 12, 2012
  13. ChrisHerself January 12, 2012
  14. James January 12, 2012
  15. Wite Boy January 13, 2012
  16. Clay January 13, 2012
  17. Ben January 13, 2012
  18. Dudley D. January 13, 2012
  19. micdavis January 14, 2012
  20. Janna January 16, 2012
  21. Jake Stone January 16, 2012
  22. Paul Tassi January 16, 2012
  23. Chris March 19, 2012
  24. anon May 5, 2012

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