What we’re doing now

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We are working. We are reading up on all the Nerdmageddon posts and douchebag rallies and everything, and working on a con report which hopefully will be up Friday morning. Can’t be done sooner, alas. Tomorrow is another travel day. Today, more meetings.

We honestly don’t think anyone gave a flying frak about Comic-Con by, oh about 4 pm Monday morning. Indeed the entertainment press has already moved on as everyone licks their wounds and starts fretting about getting a hotel room for NEXT year’s con.

Meanwhile, we’ve been looking at produce, and the fun piñatas that adorn them. Los Angeles: a world apart.

Michael Cho’s BEST AMERICAN COMICS cover

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Tweet This year’s edition is guest edited by Neil Gaiman, who tweeted this cover.

Marvel announces TRON: THE BETRAYAL periodicals

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Tweet If you were wondering when Marvel would start working with Disney on more Disney-themed comics, the answer is now, as a two-issue TRON follow-up series has just been announced. The two-issue mini will serialize the graphic novel being published by Disney itself. Details in the PR: Marvel is proud to announce TRON: The Betrayal, […]

SD10: The Final frontier

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TweetAs images of SD10 filter out, the defining one has yet to manifest itself, but in this image of a woman helping her Iron Man-themed friend pee into a bottle, we have a fetish-palooza: water sports, mascots, bondage, superheroes. No wonder Comic-Con is all things to all people. But the one message that this image […]

DC Comics announces “All-Star Green Lantern”

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TweetWith little fanfare, right under the noses of thousands of Comic-Con attendees, DC Comics, in partnership with Converse, announced the creation of five unique designs. (Literally. Most of the DC booth staffers were wearing the new designs last weekend.) Available in September from Journeys, the line will feature five different designs based on the iconic Chuck Taylor […]

How others cover Comic-Con

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TweetAs we wait for the Beatrix to recover from her annual pilgrimage to San Diego, here are some other websites, and their consolidated reportage on Comic-Con International: San Diego. These are some of my favorites, and some I could remember.  The list is not comprehensive, merely a distraction while we wait for Heidi to return. […]

SD10: All the Marvel and DC news

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Tweet While we’re gathering our thoughts, hydrating, and moving to a new secured location, Newsarama’s Lucas Siegel has all the bullet points news from Marvel and DC at the show. Discuss. We’ll wait.

SD10: FBI and Disney team for Mickey Mouse reprints

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Tweet Probably the biggest “classic comics” announcement at SD10 was a new series of reprints of Floyd Gottfredson’s Mickey Mouse comic strip. Disney is partnering with Fantagraphics for the reprints, which will begin in 2011. Gottfredson’s Mickey was far from the benign company spokesman we all know and love. Rather he was a bold, dynamic […]

Image launches DAOMU

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Tweet DAOMU, a hot Chinese graphic novel/”transmedai” series about a tomb raider, is coming to the US via Image. PR below. Image Comics and Concept Art House announced plans to release a series of Daomu comics based on one of China’s best-selling novel series. This will be Daomu’s debut in the U.S., following a successful […]

SD10: The Mop-up

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Tweet Today is getaway day. Saturday and Sunday always turn into frantic catch-up adventures with little posting time, and I won’t be able to get my final con thoughts up until tonight, but it was a pretty good show. No one lost an eye. The big question was whether the time economy of con — […]

SD10: Sunday in a nutshell

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Peter David will be writing episodes of the upcoming cartoon Young Justice, which is based on the comic of the same name that he wrote for an almost five year run.

Party Poop: 7/26, Lady Robotika at Meltdown

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If, by some incredible series of events, you are still in the mood to party after Comic-Con, LA’s Meltdown is throwing a premiere party for Jane Weidlin and Bill Morrison’s LADY ROBOTIKA comic. This is sure to be the deadest of dead dog parties and also feature a lot of gossiping and beer, so come on down.

SD10: The Piracy panel

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Tweetby special correspondent Bruce Lidl Techland Presents: Comics and Digital Piracy A “hastily thrown together” panel on the last day of the Con made for some lively discussion about the realities and moralities of pirated comics. Moderator Douglas Wolk from Techland.com, a long time music critic, is concerned that the comics industry will fall into […]

Some thoughts on “Hell Hall”

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Tweet Many years ago (2007?), Heidi described the new “normal” in Hall H.  Reading her reportage, I pictured a United Nations refugee camp, people packed into the space, tarps and tents laid out at the back of the hall. Perhaps it is not that dire, but it seems to get worse each year.  Last year, […]

There are many here among us

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TweetOnce again, I’m on Watchtower duty here at Stately Beat Manor on Friday night.  A tremendous thunderstorm rages around me, and I wonder, “Is this turret grounded?” Heidi continues to report from the front lines, embedded with the various tribes attending Comic-Con International: San Diego. It’s Raining On Prom Night Entertainment Tonight reports that Jerry […]

Some thoughts on the Eisner Awards

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Tweet(National Cartoonist Society, Reuben Dinner, 1969) Earlier, Heidi lamented that the Eisner Awards were not given more notice by the general public. But there are ways. Why aren’t the Eisners a bigger deal? EVERYONE, it seems, has planned their party opposite the Eisners, and it’s understandable when the ceremony has evolved into such a chore […]