Raina Telgemeier announces Drama!

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On her panel at SDCC, Raina Telgemeier announced some info on her next book: it’s called

Drama!

SDCC11: What the hell happened?

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One of the best stories coming out of Comic-con? After they had camped out for two days, diehard Twilight fans got a huge thrill when cast members showed up with some breakfast:

Is WonderCon moving to Anaheim?

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There’s been much chatter out there that WonderCon doesn’t have dates yet — and indeed construction on the Moscone Center in SF means that the con doesn’t yet have dates. Now, retailer Chuck Rozanski suggests, the big spring convention might be moving to Anaheim!

Marvel offers variants for DC covers again

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The last time Marvel did a “Comics for Comics” program, they rather slyly offered a Marvel variant edition for the covers of some DC BLACKEST NIGHT tie-ins. And they are at it again, the cheeky devils at Marvel are offering a variant edition of FEAR ITSELF #6 to retailers who strip off the covers of a bunch of Flashpoint tie-ins. It’s kind of a variation on the old “collecting scalps/heads of our enemies” routine. In the PR Marvel claims that tens of thousands of covers were sent in in past versions of the program…considering the print runs of some of these books, that would be a significant chunk of the runs.

The Comic-Con Celebrity Diaries: James Urbaniak

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By James Urbaniak —

I was planning to arrive at San Diego Thursday morning but I ended up getting a callback for one of my trademarked red herring characters on a crime procedural for Thursday afternoon. (Seriously, why do I still have to audition for these red herrings? But that’s another blog post.) So I ended up taking the train from Los Angeles Thursday night. I arrived around 11:00 pm. An Adult Swim party was in full swing but I was tired and carrying bags. Dr. Venture took a cab to his hotel.

The Comic-Con Virgin Diaries: Lauren A., Days 3-7

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by Lauren Adkins [As the scrum and tumult of con began, our trio of first-time San Diego Comic-Con attendees lost contact with the overweb, but reports have been trickling in. Here’s a mid-con report from Twilight fan Lauren.] I’m writing from the Indigo Ballroom line! A wise man once said, Comic-Con plans often go to […]

Tonight to do: Golden Apple Meetup

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If you haven’t quite had enough comical convening, and still have the energy to remember your name, come on over to the Golden Apple in LA for one last blast of comic-con wrap-up. If we remember our name in time, we might just stop by.

SDCC11: The Year Of Acceptance

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As the dust and confetti settle from this year’s Nerd Prom, it seems like this was the year that People Came Prepared To Deal With It. Instead of complaining about the craziness, attendees, and exhibitors accepted the long waits, surging crowds and tight security. When you have an event that prompts people to sleep outside […]

SDCC Literary Comics: Interview with a Vampire & Uglies Adaptations, Ms. Tree Returns

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At San Diego Comic-Con it was announced that Anne Rice’s classic vampire novel, Interview With a Vampire, is being adapted into graphic novel format by webcomic creator Ashley Marie Witter for Yen Press, due out in 2012.

Studio Coffee Run SDCC Sunday: Grimm, Cowboys and Aliens, Save the Date, etc.

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Not much happened for me personally at Comic Con on Sunday except for getting the frack out of there before getting quashed by a giant menacing smurf but I nonetheless have a bunch of cool schtuff to share from Sunday and previous days…

The Watchtower: Comic-Con — Superman, Batman, Archie, William Shatner, Joss Whedon, and Other Sexy Topics

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Well, another Comic-Con is drawing to a close, with the traditional annual Buffy sing-along, this time in Hall H. (Perhaps they could also add a “Mayhem of the Music Meister!” event as well?)

So, here’s some more interesting tidbits from Comic-Con…

SDCC Sunday Marvel Fear Itself Panel: Hulk Asunder, The Fearless, Shattered Heroes, The Defenders

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This post has been edited to add actual content, now that the panel has finished!

Complete SDCC11 Coverage

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Click here for all the news and analysis!

San Diego Day 4: Packing up

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The Douche Army has packed up their Desigual and headed back home, leaving Sunday for comics here at Comic-Con. It’s been an action packed week of parades, parties and panels. The big news from the show? Was it Andrew Garfield at the Spider-Man panel? Was it Tintin? Was it Paul Pope and Matt Wagner joining Frank Miller at Legendary Comics? Was it Fantagraphics adding EC to its reprint line-up?

Or was it just the “Angoulême of Pop Culture” feeling of the town all week? From the Conan O’Brien Art Gallery to Tr!ckster to Marvel’s Monster Truck display, the entire Gaslamp has become one big festival of pop culture, more so than ever before. Last night the klieg lights were on star power with the COWBOYS & ALIENS premiere — Harrison Ford, Daniel Craig, Steven Spielberg and Jon Favreau did the old school red carpet for the premiere while the E!/SyFy party had the block closed down for arrivals.

SDCC Fantagraphics to Publish EC Comics Library & Complete Zap Comix

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Fantagraphics announced at their panel Saturday that they will be republishing two comics classics which so far have yet to receive the deluxe treatment: the EC Comics Library and a complete collection of the influential early indie anthology Zap Comix.

SDCC Saturday Big Two: Fables Fairest, Cable Reborn, Demon Knights, Animal Man, Swamp Thing, Aquaman, Runaways & more

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Saturday brought a boatload of news from DC, which isn’t surprising, given the number of comics panels they held.