Con Diary, NYCC/Saturday – But Where Are The Pixie Cosplayers?

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TweetSaturday is the day everybody’s been dreading, apparently. It’s the day when everybody is able to make it into the convention, and only the strongest and bravest ever make it out again. But it wasn’t actually that bad! Here’s my rundown of Saturday in New York:

NYCC ’13: Miracleman Returns in January 2014

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TweetThat’s right, True Believers.

NYCC ’13: Dan Slott and Mike Allred Launch New Silver Surfer Series

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TweetAs predicted/hoped from the ‘Rad’ teaser which showed up a short while ago, Marvel have confirmed that Dan Slott and Mike Allred will be working together on a new Silver Surfer series in March 2014. With these two onboard as the creative team, this could well be the most cosmic and trippy book ever made.

NYCC ’13: Ales Kot and Garry Brown on Iron Patriot #1

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TweetJames Rhodes is getting a new solo series next March, with Ales Kot and Garry Brown sticking him in a red white and blue killing machine for ‘Iron Patriot’.

NYCC ’13: The J. Michael Straczynski panel

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Tweet by Jeffrey O. Gustafson An overflow crowed packed into the J. Michael Straczynski workshop Friday at New York Comic Con. The writing panels from Straczynski – who has experience in plays, journalism, television, film, comics and more – are always informative and entertaining, and this was no different. He opened by stressing the importance […]

NYCC ’13: Editing Comics the Boom! Way

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Tweet by Jeffrey O. Gustafson Thursday at New York Comic Con, BOOM! Studios held their panel, “Editing Comics: The BOOM! Studios Way.” Attending were creators Mike Kunkel (cartoonist, Hero Bear and the Kid), Michael Alan Nelson (writer, Valen the Outcast, Day Men), Eric Esquivel (writer, Freelancers), Caleb Monroe (writer, Steed and Peele, Peanuts), and Grace […]

NYCC ’13: The Chew Panel

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Tweet by Jeffrey O. Gustafson Friday at New York Comic Con, creators John Layman and Rob Guillory talked to several hundred fans of their hugely entertaining, humorous, action-drama series Chew.   They talked about upcoming issues in the current stoyline. Next month’s Issue 38 will be Colby/Savoy focused and set in the FDA prison. Additionally, […]

NYCC ’13: TODAY! Check out our two panels on European cartoonists and comics documentaries

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Tweet Today I’m moderating not one but TWO fantastic panels full of very talented people, neither of which has been seen at New York Comic-Con or at any con. Above is a still from BETTER THINGS: The Life and Choices of Jeffrey Catherine Jones, Maria Cabardo’s documentary about the late artist. FRIDAY    Title: Publishers Weekly Comics World […]

NYCC13: Day Two in Pictures

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TweetI got five hours of sleep last night, yet managed to navigate the show fairly well. Basically, my brain was on the same power-saving strategy my smart phone was using, and aside from weary feet, I managed quite well. I had various panels scheduled, but after seeing the line for the JMS workshop, gave up.  […]

NYCC ’13: DC Announce Stephanie Brown’s Return

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TweetThe Batman panel is going on right now, and The Beat has Jeffrey O. Gustafson on the floor right now. But according to reports we’ve had from several of the people sitting in on the panel, it sounds like there’s one announcement we HAD to let you know about immediately! It appears that Scott Snyder […]

NYCC ’13: Avengers Undercover – the Follow-Up to Avengers Arena

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Marvel have announced their plans for the follow-up to Avengers Arena, the somewhat controversial series in which a number of trainee superheroes were kidnapped and forced to fight each other to the death by Arcade. Written by Dennis Hopeless and drawn by Kev Walker – the creative team from Avengers Arena – the series will see several teen heroes go on a new mission.

NYCC ’13: Avengers World #1 from Hickman, Spencer, and Caselli

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TweetThe Avengers panel is currently going on in New York, and there’s all kinds of new stuff being announced – as is the wont of convention panels. Among them is the news that Jonathan Hickman, Nick Spencer and Stefano Caselli will be the creative team for a book called Avengers World.

NYCC ’13: A Black Widow Solo Series from Nathan Edmondson and Phil Noto

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TweetPossibly one of the most demanded comics from fans, Marvel have announced today that they will be publishing a new Black Widow solo series, written by Nathan Edmondson and drawn by Phil Noto. Natasha Romanov will be in the title role.

NYCC ’13: Loki, Agent of Asgard

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Al Ewing and Lee Garbett have been announced as the creative team for an interesting new project – Loki, Agent of Asgard. Spoilers for Young Avengers follow in the article below.

NYCC ’13: Richard Isanove Takes Over Savage Wolverine’s Next Arc

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TweetFrench artist Richard Isanove has been announced as the next creator taking over on Savage Wolverine, a title which has turned into a showcase book for artists to flex their storytelling. Following recent arcs by Jock and Phil Jimenez, painter Isanove will join the title in 2014 for an arc.

NYCC ’13: All-New X-Factor with David and DiGiandomenico

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Let’s go, everybody! It’s NYCC time! Prepare for an avalanche of news updates from the convention. Let’s move to the X-Men panel, where some new storylines have been announced, as well as a relaunch – Peter David and Carmine Di DiGiandomenico will be the creative team for All-New X-Factor.