On the Scene: NYCC 2012 Day Two: Is Michael Uslan Actually Batman?

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By Hannah Means-Shannon It’s no surprise that Michael Uslan’s panel drew celebrity-level crowds away from the con floor on Friday afternoon to wait in intricately directed lines just to hear about “How a Boy Who Loved Batman Brought a Dark and Serious Batman to the Silver Screen”. To say it was a big week for […]

On the Scene: NYCC 2012 Day Two: Scott Allie Tells It Like It Is

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By Hannah Means-Shannon Well, firstly, Friday was the new Saturday this year at NYCC. What that makes Saturday is yet to be seen. Though both Friday and Saturday passes sold out ahead of time, the energy and sense of a full house closely matched Saturday’s peak in attendance last year. The numbers were clearly reflected […]

NYCC12: Day Two in Words and Pictures

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Today, I got to the show at around 11:30. As I tried to hurry to the Andrews McMeel booth to get a book signed, I was amazed at the number of people wandering around.  Shouldn’t they be at work on a Friday? Anyway, the crowds were not so thick that I could not crowd surf, […]

NYCC Friday News Roundup

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Lots of news today.  Here are all the links in one place.

Valiant’s Shadowman in Film Development; JMS Attached as Screenwriter

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And the transmedia streak continues.  Valiant has confirmed the Deadline| Hollywood report to me that a Shadowman film is indeed in pre-production.

NYCC: Andy Diggle to write Third Act of Thief of Thieves; Continue Ubiquity

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Not content with Action Comics, Dynamite, Doctor Who (NEVER Dr) and 2000AD, writer Andy Diggle was today announced as the third writer for Image’s Thief of Thieves. Run like a TV serial – and currently planned to be an actual TV serial – the premise of the series was created by Robert Kirkman, who acts […]

NYCC: Six In Six: Brandon Seifert

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by Matt O’Keefe Welcome to Six In Six, where I ask comic folk six questions and get my answers in six minutes or less. Here at NYCC 2012 I’m asking creators about their experience with and opinions on Image Comics. Here’s my interview with Brandon Seifert. Image clearly had a big year. Name one thing […]

Jeff Lemire and Scott Snyder Have New Series, Unwritten Invades Fables and Other Vertigo Announcements

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The big announcement at DC’s vertigo panel looks to be the announcement of new series from Jeff Lemire and Scott Snyder, two Vertigo creator pulled over to the DCU side of things for the New 52 relaunch.  Lemire had the surprise book of the relaunch in Animal Man.  Snyder’s Batman has emerged as the DCU’s top gun and […]

Future of Valiant Highlights

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At the Future of Valiant panel, Valiant is continuing to build out their universe.  This isn’t incredibly different from how the original Valiant universe sprung up.  Perhaps, this is at a slightly slower pace.  If you’ve been reading the Valiant titles in the last couple months, you’ll have noticed the world building leaking over between […]

Oni Announcements Round Up: Sixth Gun Spin-Off,

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Oni Press sent out one of the longest press releases I’ve seen in my life, coming on the heels of their Sixth Gun TV deal, but that’s OK.  I’m here to pull out the good bits for you.

X-Men at NYCC: A Weird Future

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By LTZ Overheard in the crowd before NYCC’s All-New X-Men panel: “This one’s all about X-Men? Ugh.” Attending the panel were Senior Editor Nick Lowe, Editors Jeanine Schaefer and Daniel Ketchum, Uncanny Avengers writer Rick Remender, Cable and X-Force writer Dennis Hopeless, X-Factor writer Peter David, Wolverine and the X-Men writer Jason Aaron, Astonishing X-Men […]

NYCC: The X-Men in Marvel NOW!

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The X-Men panel has just ended at NYCC, revealing a few bits and pieces, but mostly just going over the basic premise for each of the titles in the Marvel NOWniverse. But there are some bits and pieces! And new art from Mike Del Mundo and Stuart Immonen! Here’s a rundown:

NYCC: Giffen Returns to Cosmic Comics for DC’s Threshold

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Starting a new wave for DC, I believe their fourth, comes the announcement that a new property will be launching from the company in January called Threshold. A space series featuring a number of DC’s cosmic characters, the series will be written by Keith Giffen and drawn by Tom Raney.

Matt Wagner On The Shadow: Year One

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The Shadow, as a pulp character, turned up fully formed.  Anything in his past was told as a flashback.  A bit of background here, a little bit there and a fair amount was left in the… shadows.  Dynamite is going to be exploring The Shadow’s Origins in The Shadow: Year One in 2013.  Getting into untold origins […]

Bionic Crossover in January

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Back when they were on the air, The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman used to periodically crossover.  Two of the more memorable occasions were “The Return of Bigfoot” and “Kill Oscar” (the three-part Fembot epic that Mike Myers must have found memorable). In January, Dynamite will launch the comic book version of […]

NYCC 12 Day 1: from Catalyst to Dubstep

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This day started at 7 am, for a 7:45 arrival at the Javits Center. Was I insane? No, just dedicated. Diamond Books had arranged a meeting with publishers to discuss trade journal review procedures. Myself, and Henrietta Thornton and Martha Cornog from Library Journal were on hand to school representatives of Archaia, Image, Dark Horse […]