SD09: Panel Prep Gone Wild

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Tweet How much work did the Lost brain trust put into their (last?) Comic-Con panel presentation? A lot, according to an article in today’s NYT. “Is it too late for when Carlton and I come out onstage for there to be giant towers of flames?” Mr. Lindelof said (mostly) facetiously. Tip of the hat to […]

The Big Squeeze

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TweetPosted by Evie Mile High Comics’ Chuck Rozanski appears to be the first out of the gate with the annual “where are the comics at Comic Con?” lament, and Val D’Orazio has a further discussion. My personal flash-assessment, having not been there this year but having gone in the past and following the news from […]

SD09: Cloonan/Hadley feud SHOCKER

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Tweet Via an unnamed correspondent, apparently the Becky Cloonan/Amy Reeder Hadley feud errupted in VIOLENCE over the weekend. Sad that comics have come to this.

SD09: Bye bye, Elite!

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TweetWe’ll have our big long meditation on Comic-Con and What It Means tomorrow or (more likely) Wednesday am, but in the meantime, Sunday wrapped up with FAR MORE crowded floors than Saturday, and reports of mixed sales, fewer costumes, and the same “It was brutal but it was great!” vibe from 97 percent of the […]

Momentarily engaged

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TweetBriefly back on the grid, following a mass exodus from the Bayfront Hilton. Rorschach, your car is waiting! We’re drinking some refreshing fluids, and gearing up for finding out what actually happened over the last week. Check out Calvin Reid’s report in PW on the broad strokes. More after lunch.

R.I.P. Heinz Edelmann, Yellow Submarine Art Director

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Tweet Posted by Evie The L.A. Times reports that Heinz Edelmann, best known for his work as art director of the 1968 Beatles film “Yellow Submarine,” died last week at a hospital in Stuttgart, Germany. He also designed the cover for the German edition of Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, among many other books. He […]

Beyond the Merge, 7/27/09

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Tweet Greetings, guest-poster Evie Nagy here. While the Beat and half the known comics universe have been in San Diego for the past four days, and the rest of us have been following their reports closely (and maybe the tiniest bit grumpily), we may have overlooked some bits of fun. Oh, and as a native […]

San Diego Day 4

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TweetAs usual, as the show wears on, our obligations pile up, leaving less and less time for blogging, which is totally lame. Saturday, long dreaded as the ultimate Con-Mageddon, was instead a lovable pussy cat. For whatever reason — Twilighter defection, massed lines outside Hall H, Ballroom 20 AND the Indigo Ballroom at the Bayfront […]

California Dreaming, Part Three

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Tweet A special report by Zena Metal Lost, Lost, Lost, Lost, mother’effen Lost! Arguably one of the greatest—and most heavily expounded upon—TV shows of the last millennium held its annual panel at San Diego Comic-Con, and being that the forthcoming season will also be the series’ last, both stars and creators upped the ante with […]

SD09: Saturday is FUN day!

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Tweet Will everyone stop moaning about how bad Saturday will be? EVERY DAY of the con has been sold out thus far and from the folks we talked to, Preview Night was actually the most crowded time on the floor. Last night’s Eisners at the new Hilton venue were more a tighter show — the […]

California Dreaming, Part Two

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Tweet A special report by Zena Metal Day Two of San Diego Comic-Con 2009 was a star-studded affair as dozens of Hollywood elites came down to pander their wares. A-list actors like Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman, Cameron Diaz, Megan Fox, Josh Brolin, and Robert Downey Jr. were among the bigger names making appearances whilst promoting […]

Eisner Award Winners

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TweetOH YEAH! Finally found a spot in the Indigo Ballroom where I could get Wi-Fi! It’s on! Here’s where we stand ….winners in BOLD! Best Publication for Kids * Amulet, Book 1: The Stonekeeper, by Kazu Kibuishi (Scholastic Graphix) * Cowa! by Akira Toriyama (Viz) * Princess at Midnight, by Andi Watson (Image) * Stinky, […]

MARVELMAN comes to Marvel

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Tweet Joe Quesada made a big announcement at his Cup o’ Joe panel, marking the return of one of the most contended characters in comics history: Marvelman. Ironically, the venerable Brit character was called Miracleman in its Alan Moore/Gary Leach incarnation because Marvel made Eclipse change the title back in the day — an act […]

Finally, Wi-Fi

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TweetWow, finally made it to the Wired Cafe where free Wi-Fi, music and Tequila cocktails prevail. Also, some of the kids from Twilight are sitting at the next table. The Wi-Fi and phone signals on the show floor and in the press room are JAMMED, Lt. Uhura, and this cafe for media is definitely a […]

Just Announced: CHOKER

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Tweet A new Image book by Ben McCool and Ben Templesmith. More promo art below.

SD09: All your parties

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Tweet Twitpicced from the Hyatt last night. BTW, welcome Special Beat Correspondent Zena Tsarfin, who has already done a bang-up job of actually seeing what went on at the con while we were busy making history, or pie something like that. We love this quote from Lev Grossman spotted by Robot 6: Spend any time […]