Comic-Con Museum Debuts New Exhibits and Features

| July 6, 2023 | 0 Comments

Whether your room has a poster or figure of Stan Lee, Ein, All Might, Gumby, PAC-MAN, or the Comic-Con Toucan, Comic-Con Museum has an exhibit for you this summer. In time for the Museum’s namesake convention Comic-Con, the Museum will debut three new exhibits and features, along with hands-on programming, opening to the public at 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 18. The museum is located at 2131 Pan American Plaza in Balboa Park.

“We always want to pay tribute to creators, innovators, and legends in the popular arts world,” said Museum Executive Director Rita Vandergaw. “We do just that in an homage to Stan Lee’s 100th birthday and Cowboy Bebop’s 25th anniversary. Anime features have been one of the top requests from attendees, so we’re looking forward to celebrating the fandoms of ‘Cowboy Bebop’ and ‘My Hero Academia’ with Crunchyroll for current and future fans to discover.” 

“Excelsior! The Life and Legacy of Stan Lee”  
Stan Lee appeared at Comic-Con numerous times over the course of his 78-year career to delight his legions of fans. This year, Comic-Con Museum and Kartoon Studios, the controlling partner to the “Stan Lee Universe” IP, present a first-ever exhibit to celebrate his 100 years of legacy. The exhibit will feature rare comic books, original art, and paintings exploring decades of Lee’s work and a section devoted entirely to Lee’s co-creators of the Marvel Universe, including Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, and other amazing co-creators.

“Cowboy Bebop 25th Anniversary Art Exhibition”  
In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the iconic anime “COWBOY BEBOP,” a gallery of commissioned art was created to capture the essence of the series’ iconic characters, settings, and themes through the unique style and interpretation of the artists, including JJ Harrison, Utomaru, La Boca, Tom Whalen, Murugiah, Sachin Teng, and more.

“My Hero Academia Installation”  
Presented in partnership with Crunchyroll, the statue of the “Historical Battle in Kamino” from “My Hero Academia” is a stunning representation of the epic fight between All Might and All For One in Season 3 Episode 48.

Comic-Con Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the last entry at 4 Tickets can be purchased in advance at or at the door.  


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