SDCC12: Watchtower Thursday: Media Edition

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Some linkage from today’s Google News feed! So much stuff, I had to split it in twain! Here’s the media stuff, along with some pictures and video!

SDCC 2012 – Thursday Summary

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It’s Comicon. There’s a lot going on, and it’s easy to miss what’s been happening. Here’s a list of stories we ran on Thursday, starting in the morning and ending with Neil Gaiman’s return to Sandman.

SDCC 2012: New Neil Gaiman Sandman With J.H. Williams III

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It’s the 25th anniversary of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman. Could DC let this go by without new material? No. And not only did they get Gaiman to agree to do a new tale, they got a real artist’s artist to illustrate it in the form of J.H. Williams III. Technically, this sounds like it will be a prequel, if not a prologue, to the original series. It should end just as the original issue #1 is about to begin.

SDCC12: EXTRA! MTV To Live Stream Comic-Con Outside of the US!

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MTV is streaming live video interviews from Comic-Con!

SDCC12: JMS Is Playing the Field — Adds Legendary To His Publisher List

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Legendary continues to pick up more name creators. We already told you about Waid, Brooks and Davis. Now we hear J. Michael Straczynski has a project at Legendary:

SDCC 2012: Marvel's Next Big Thing Panel

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A few items from Marvel’s Next Big Thing panel. Something of a round-up of recent events with some art.

SDCC 12: Jonah Hex and more go "dark"

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“Now I know who the comic lovers are here at Comic Con,”  said Jimmy Palmiotti to appreciative applause  in first DC Panel of SDCC 2012 on Thursday.   He went on to announce Jonah Hex among the titles to appear under “the Dark and the Edge” banner.

SDCC 12: Jonah Hex and more go "dark"

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Tweetby Pamela Auditore “Now I know who the comic lovers are here at Comic Con,”  said Jimmy Palmiotti to appreciative applause  in first DC Panel of SDCC 2012 on Thursday.   He went on to announce Jonah Hex among the titles to appear under “the Dark and the Edge” banner. Palmiotii will have “Jonah Hex” […]

SDCC 2012: Kurtis Wiebe Signs Deal for possible Peter Panzerfaust TV Series

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Kurtis Wiebe has revealed that he will be turning his Image series into a motion comic, with an eye to then getting picked up by the BBC for a full television run.

SDCC 2012: Evil Ernie Returns In October From Dynamite

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Back in the 90s, Evil Ernie was hot book for awhile. Brian Pulido and Stephen Hughes had a hot run with the Chaos! Comics imprint, which also featured Lady Death (yes, that was when Bad Girls were at their peak). Dynamite acquired most of the Chaos! intellectual property, back in 2010 (Lady Death is over at Avatar). This looks to be the first book to come out from that IP family.

SDCC 2012: iVerse Adding DRM-Free Option and Creator Tools

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While crowdfunding is definitely more of the headline grabber, iVerse has a couple other announcement that warrant examination with an eye of the future of digital comics. The topic of DRM was a very important one to the development of the digital music industry. It’s also a topic that comics have been lagging far behind on.

SDCC 2012: iVerse Starts Their Own Comics-Specific Crowdfunding (Think Kickstarter) Platform

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Well, somebody’s upping their game today. iVerse, known for their Comics+ app and partnership with Diamond Digital has just announced “Comics Accelerator” — a comics-specific crowdfunding platform. “Crowdfunding” is the technical term for sites like Kickstarter and IndieGogo.

Archaia Announcements: Space: 1999 Goes Digital Before Print and a Cyborg 009 Remake

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Archaia is another company that’s throwing its hat in the growing category of “digital release, then print.” Certainly, digital comics are an increasingly common thing, but the relationship between digital and print is still evolving. They’re taking a direction with a couple titles that I think will end up being fairly common. They’re also adapting/remaking a classic manga title.

SDCC 12: Cryptozoic demos DC game

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We got a chance to look at Cryptozoic’s latest project, the DC Comics Deck Building Game on Thursday morning. Cryptozoic has been a strong presence building geek culture games, adopting Penny Arcade, The Walking Dead, and The Big Bang Theory. Now their aim is to adopt DC’s comic universe into the next big game.

The Dark Knight Rises – As Narrated By Pee Wee Herman

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Props to Jimmy Fallon for bringing us this delightfully odd version of Batman.

All he had to do was take a recent trailer for The Dark Knight Rises and let Paul Reubens re-dub the dialogue in his Pee Wee Herman persona. The results are… well, see for yourself.

SDCC 2012: IDW Announce "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic" Comic by Katie Cook

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Get ready to bray in delight! IDW have announced a new My Little Pony series from Katie Cook and Andy Price!