Oni Press invites readers to pick up the acclaimed action-comedy story about post-apocalyptic life inside a never-ending comic convention in The Long Con, Volume 1. For teen and adult readers alike—con-goers or not! Written by Dylan Meconis and Ben Coleman, film critic for The Portland Mercury, with illustrations by webcomic artist EA Denich and colors by M. Victoria Robado.
The world is over, but the con has just begun.
Five years ago, a cataclysmic event obliterated everything within a fifty mile radius of the Los Spinoza Convention Center—right in the middle of Long Con, the world’s biggest (and longest) pop culture convention. Underdog reporter Victor Lai barely escaped with his life, but his nerdy friend Dez Delaney—publicist for an indie darling comics publisher—wasn’t so lucky.
Now, Victor finds himself with the story of a lifetime—that the con-goers not only survived inside the center’s cavernous Cold War-era halls… they kept the convention going.
It doesn’t take long for Victor to get trapped inside, find Dez, and run afoul of a totalitarian sci-fi fandom ruled by a mysterious figure known as “the Special Guest.” Breaking out is impossible, and resistance is futile—but maybe, just maybe, Dez and Victor can recruit some unexpected allies from the warring factions of fans, pros, and D-list celebrities that still roam the show floor… and get out of Long Con for good.
In 2018, issue #1 was such a hit it received a second printing for $1. There was also an amazing SDCC variant by the talented Sara Richard (My Little Pony), and the series prompted the exciting Oni-hosted panel Tales from the Long Con, where comic creators and comic industry powerhouses share their convention adventures—horrific, romantic, and comedic—from comic cons across the globe in an epic storytelling event.
The Long Con, Volume 1 is available February 12th in bookstores and February 13th in comic book shops.