There was a lot of news breaking on Thursday as NYCC kicked off. Here’s a list of the stories we covered:
By Hannah Means-Shannon There’s something about walking into the New York Comic Con before it officially opens and seeing all the surprisingly graceful last minute preparations. Maybe it’s because the hard work is done and people are waiting with a kind of satisfaction for the biggest party in New York to start. Die-hards bought four […]
DC’s Superman panel didn’t exactly have any surprises. Andy Diggle and Tony Daniel were unveiled yesterday as the new Action Comics team, post-Morrison. As widely rumored, Scott Snyder and Jim Lee were announced to be working on a new Superman title, though the actual title was not named. We’ll see if it turns out to be Man […]
Fresh press release! Crisp and tender. IDW have announced that writers Anthony Del Col and Conor McCreery will return to their acclaimed Kill Shakespeare series with a new five-issue miniseries debuting in February. Andy Belanger will return as artist on the miniseries, which follows up from the previous two books in the series.
At the Diamond Retailer appreciation breakfast this morning, after being forced to surrender phones and become sequestered behind a blast shield door, attendees were treated to some new footage from IRON MAN 3 which included the scene of Tony Stark getting his suit on to the strains of the Run DMC classic “Christmas in Hollis” […]
By Hannah Means-Shannon Following an afternoon’s intensive session in the highs and lows of digital media and the state of the comics industry at ICv2’s conference at NYCC, led by Milton Griepp , Chris Hardwick of the THE NERDIST PODCAST and longtime TV producer Fred Siebert (ADVENTURE TIME, FAIRLY ODDPARENTS, Frederator Studios) regaled the audience […]
Who knew NYCC was going to be comics to television central? First Ed Brubaker sells two pilots, now Oni’s The Sixth Gun is announced as going into development for NBC. Deadline Hollywood has Carlton Cuse Executive Producing. Everybody is harping on Cuse being one of the co-showrunners for Lost. That’s not the interesting bit, in terms of […]
Here’s my piece for PW on The ICV2 conference with coverage of the white paper, kids panel, digital panel and worldwide publishing panel. Analyzing sales by channel, graphic novels are up 13% in the comics specialty market, and down 18% in bookstores, still recovering from the loss of Borders. Digital is showing growth all the […]
And now we enter into the world of NYCC, with sprawling corridors filled with multi-limbed octopeople, powerpoint presentations, and announcements. Marvel have today announced that they are to continue their series of ‘Season One’ Graphic Novels, with the release of Wolverine, Iron Man, and Thor books. Telling the origin and first adventures of these Marvel […]
Okay, the professionals at Reed Pop have posted their survival tips, and it’s pretty good, covering most of the particulars. As you can see by the map above, once again there are colored entrances. (No, not like that… well, kinda.) Pros and VIPs enter through the Blue Entrance, and line up right outside Hall 3E. […]
Fred Van Lente’s been getting some pretty good reviews (even from me) for his Archer & Armstrong title over at Valiant. Fred’s next move is to Dynamite for an as-yet unnamed zombie comic. No stranger to zombies, Fred was the guy who stepped in for Robert Kirkman on the Marvel Zombies series of mini-series.