Waid @ Boom

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News spread rapidly over the floor that Mark Waid has been named Editor-in-Chief of Boom! Studios. No other details available. UPDATE: PR In a surprise announcement that rocked the comic-book world, BOOM! Studios revealed that fan-favorite scribe Mark Waid will become BOOM!’s Editor-in-Chief effective August 1st, 2007. Waid will fill a key position in the […]

Live from Hall H

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Posting live from the promised land of Hall H. The loud speaker reminds the people who have been camped out here all day that there is food available, but they need to remove their garbage to keep it clean. There are seats here, but getting in is still a hassle. Not only was Kate Beckinsale […]

Who is the Joke on at SDCC?

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What’s up with the viral game tied into the Batman movie going on at the Con this afternoon? It apparently started this morning with the Why So Serious website giving out coordinates this morning to a location right outside the convention center. As of this writing (3:30 ET), the website says “Checkpoint 1″ and a […]

Some day 0 photos

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A few photos from the panoply of Day 0. Above, Andrew Pepoy, a gentleman whose name we did not write down, The Beat, Lee Nordling (The Pack) and Disney Legend Floyd Norman.

News Round-Up

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With the Lone Ranger stuck in the middle of the San Diego maelstrom, it’s left to poor Tonto to try and cobble together some of the other news going on at the Con. We recommend going to the big news sites (the ones that have mobilized armies of reporters to live blog from the show) […]

Sunday is the New Saturday: Sunday sold out, too!

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STAY AWAY! No one goes there; it’s too crowded! Another sell-out at Comic-Con: Comic-Con, the nation¹s largest comic book and pop culture event announced that Sunday admissions have sold out. “I guess this was bound to happen, but it¹s still surprising,” said David Glanzer, spokesperson for the non profit event, “for the first time in […]

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Dark Horse on MySpace

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The secret word is DIGITAL! You can’t spell Web 2.0 without COMICS, it seems, as all sorts of digital deals are being announced at this year’s San Diego, or else bubbling under the surface. Today’s big news: MySpace and Dark Horse are teaming to bring back the digital version of DARK HORSE PRESENTS with creators […]

Friends of Lulu award Winners

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We were late for the actual ceremony and missed getting any pictures, but the winners are: Women Cartoonist’s Hall of Fame: Colleen Doran Lulu of the Year: Abby Denson Kim Yale Award for Best New Female Talent: Rachel Nabors Women of Distinction Award: Jennifer De Guzman Volunteers of the Year: MK Reed and Robin Enrico

Jeff Smith’s Rasl

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One of the biggest buzz books of Preview Night at San Diego was a sneak peek of Jeff Smith’s new series Rasl. While the preview was only six pages long, the oversize 11×17 format was definitely eye-catching. Published by Cartoon Books, Smith’s own company, in a limited edition of 2200, it’s expected to sell out […]

SD07: Day 1 report

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Just a very quick post, alas. Day 1 feels like day 1000. Everyone has 1000 yard stares, dry mouth and blisters. And dread, numbing, seeping dread. We’ll try to roundup some of the news emanating from the show, but the big news is that Preview Night and Thursday are now just as crowded as Friday […]

From the comments — scammers in line?

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Bill Cunningham in the comments says there is a bizarre scam going on in San Diego. Is this true? Beware! A word of warning if you are standing in the pre-registration line, there were scammers working the line. They would come up asking for anyone who had one-day registrations, that ou could get in ahead […]