It’s hard to imagine that comic books and their characters were once quarantined to the dark basements and bedrooms of teenagers and kids looking to escape mainstream culture. Marvel and DC Comics have become humungous franchises, not only continuing with comic books but also creating some of the biggest grossing films of all time.
Guests from these franchises and other sci-fi stars are one of the biggest attractions of Comic Con. Actors from Doctor Who, Overwatch and The Walking Dead have all made appearances in the past. The costumes that are on show are just as much of a draw. Be prepared, the fans in attendance are enthusiastic to say the least.
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, June 29. £8 – £20.
PINK – BEAUTIFUL TRAUMA WORLD TOUR
This could possibly be one of the most entertaining shows you’ll ever attend. But Pink’s lively shows never dilute from some of the best pop/rock songs over the last few decades. Consistently talented, fiery, fearless, brave and believable. Everyone in the music industry would agree she’s not a media machine and that’s what’s so great about the lady and her music. It’s also why, if she doesn’t push it with one too many death-defying theatrical stunts, she’ll probably be around for a long time to come. If you’re lucky enough to get hold of some tickets and it’s half decent weather then it’s going to be an electrifying night.
Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd June at Hampden National Stadium, Glasgow
LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
The dysfunctional Hoover family have to make an 800 mile trip to California to enter their daughter into a beauty pageant. The peculiar story (and equally peculiar character) were the basis for the Academy Award-winning film, Little Miss Sunshine. The film was then transformed into an off-Broadway hit, and is now on a European stint.
Olive and her family all have their own unique problems to deal with and all seem to go about dealing with those problems in exactly the wrong way. Join them on their madcap journey to experience one of the weirdest feel-good shows to make its way onto the stage this summer.
King’s Theatre, Glasgow July 1 – 6. £13 – £48.90.