Last weekend my Facebook and Twitter newsfeeds were flooded with Comic-Con news and movie trailers. The comic book world is no longer just for nerds thanks to their success on TV, in movies and in licensing merchandise. What was once a subculture is now pop culture.
I’m sure many people can identify with Groundhog Day and feeling like you’re living the same day over and over. I often feel like I’m writing the same article over and over, but with a different hook. I imagine Andrew Breitbart felt that way, which is why nearly everyone who ever met him heard him say, “Politics is downstream from culture.”
An estimated 130,000 people attended the San Diego Comic-Con this year. As one website noted, that’s more than a lot of cities, including some state capitals. Many brands that have nothing to do with the entertainment industry go. We often forget that we have a brand — freedom. Another thing Breitbart said was, “If you can’t sell freedom and liberty, you suck.”