Arnold Schwarzenegger coming to this year’s Alamo City Comic Con
He will be back. This time at Alamo City Comic Con.
Action star extraordinaire Arnold Schwarzenegger will make his first-ever appearance at the big pop culture and comic books extravaganza in San Antonio, which runs Oct. 26 to 28 at the Convention Center.
“This is huge for the city,” said Alamo City Comic Con founder Alfredo “Apple” De La Fuente via text message. “It’s like if we got to draft Michael Jordan to the Spurs.”
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The “Terminator” star and former governor of California is no stranger to looming large in San Antonio.
Schwarzenegger hosted the opening of the city’s Planet Hollywood restaurant back in February 1996 with fellow shareholders Bruce Willis and Demi Moore and other stars during that year’s NBA All-Star weekend. (Jordan was MVP of the game, BTW, with the East beating the West 129 to 118 as the Alamodome.) The San Antonio Planet Hollywood closed in 2001.
Schwarzenegger brings some serious celebrity muscle to Alamo City Comic Con, which already boasts some truly interstellar guests.
“Star Trek” luminary William Shatner beams back to town just for the event, while San Antonio’s own Henry Thomas of “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” fame also will make his first appearance at the show. Other famous faces include “Luke Cage” star Michael Colter, beloved “Karate Kid” baddie and “Cobra Kai” star William Zabka and “Say Anything” star John Cusack.
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True to its name, Alamo City Comic Con also will celebrate sequential art with the first-ever San Antonio appearance of Jim Lee, the famous comic book artist who’s also co-publisher of DC Entertainment, home to Batman and so many other superheroes Lee has brought to life on the page.
Click through the slideshow for a look at other big names headed to this year’s big comic con in San Antonio.
René A. Guzman is a features writer in the San Antonio and Bexar County area. Read him on our free site, mySA.com, and on our subscriber site, ExpressNews.com. | email@example.com | Twitter: @reneguz