NC Comicon expands with Kung Fu Panda short premiere, comics guests

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The NC Comicon will be held this year November 15-16 in Durham, NC. I’ve attended the last two years and to be blunt, it’s a blast: a comics focused show in a great setting with lots of artists and enthusiastic fans. The show is expanding this year with more animation screenings—including the US premiere of a Kung Fa Panda short— as part of the second ComiQuest Film Fest. But there are also a ton of great comics artists including Fiona Staples, Sean Murphy, Bob Fingerman and John Paul Leon. John Barrowman provides nerdlebrity appeal. The show is run by retailer Alan Gill and artist Tommy Lee Edwards, and they put the effort in to make this a well rounded event.

Asbury Park Comicon moves to the Meadowlands as East Coast Comicon

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Every year I’ve missed the Asbury Park Comicon, and every year I’ve regretted it, as it always sounded like a charming show in a quirky setting. And now, it seems, I won’t be able to go until 2016, as the show is moving to the Meadowlands and rebranding as the East Coast Comicon, According to an email from promoter Cliff Galbraith, securing a suitable venue in Asbury Park became impossible.

NYCC ’14: A Conversation with Marc Evan Jackson on the Detroit Creativity Project

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by Zachary Clemente Above and away from the crowds of this year’s New York Comic-Con, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Marc Evan Jackson (known for his roles in Brooklyn 99, 22 Jump Street, Kings of Summer, & Drones as well as his role as Sparks Nevada Marshall on Mars in the Thrilling Adventure […]

NYCC’14: NYCC Staff Q&A: Complaints, Compliments, and Concerns from Attendees

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Once again, Lance Fensterman and staff appeared at the end of the show to hear feedback from attendees. For the first time, there was a queue before the actual panel, and the room had a good attendance. Who else was on the panel? Jackie Williams, Brand Marketing Manager Peter Tatara, International Director, Content and Marketing […]

NYCC’14: Marvel Spider-Announcements to Close the Show

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By David Nieves Marvel saved some big reveals for their NYCC curtain call. Among the top of those announcements is the creative team on Spider-Gwen #1. The ongoing series will be written by Jason Latour with Robbi Rodriguez and Rico Renz. Introduced in Edge of the Spider-Verse #2, Gwen Stacy Spidey has become an overnight fan favorite and […]

NYCC ’14: Marvel finally confirms their Fantastic Four Cancellation: WWBGD?

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by Alexander Jones What would Ben Grimm do? After a few months of truly bizarre speculation across the internet, and denial from the publisher, Marvel confirmed this morning at their Axel-In-Charge panel at New York Comic-Con that they are indeed canceling their main Fantastic Four title. The publisher seems like they are planning something new for […]

NYCC’14: “DC Digital First” New Titles Announced

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By David Nieves Today during DC’s “Download This!” panel new books were announced that will expand the publisher’s digital comics universe. Wonder Woman 77  will be written Marc Andreyko with cover art contributed by Nicola Scott. No story details or interior artist were mentioned, but the comic will debut as a six-part weekly series in December […]

NYCC’14: New Black Widow Project and Gamora Series

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By David Nieves During Marvel’s “Women of Marvel” panel it was revealed popular YA author Margaret Stohl will be writing a new YA novel style Black Widow book for 2015. When talking about the project Stohl had this to say, “This is the badassiest thing I’ve ever been asked to work on in my life. […]

Her Universe and Ours

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Signs aren’t the only thing greeting attendees at the entrance to New York Comicon. Amidst the registration booths and all too quickly emptied bins for lanyards ReedPOP has its own boutique, featuring the geek-chic fashion of Ashley Eckstein’s Her Universe line.

NYCC’14: New Ant-Man Book Coming From Marvel

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By David Nieves Next year will be a big year for Ant-Man as the character gets ready to hit the big screen in next Summer’s Marvel Studios film. Announced today at New York Comic Con was a new Ant-Man title written by Avengers World scribe Nick Spencer and drawn by Ramon Rosanes. This book will […]

NYCC’14: New Hawkeye Creative Team Announced

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By David Nieves During Marvel’s “Axel-in-Charge” panel at NYCC, the publisher’s editor-in-chief Axel Alonzo announced that Spring would see a brand new creative team on Hawkeye Vol.2. Marvel enlisted the creative team of Jeff Lemire and Ramon Perez. Lemire was quoted on the panel as saying, “I think it’s a high water mark for modern comics. I […]

NYCC’14: CCP Games Enlist Dark Horse Comics For EVE: VALKYRIE

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By David Nieves Saturday, following Dark Horse Comics recent success with video game adaptation comics (The Last of Us: American Dreams); the publisher announced a partnership with CCP Games for a new mini-series based on the upcoming EVE: Valkyrie game. In development at CCP’s Newcastle studio, EVE: Valkyrie is a multiplayer dogfighting shooter set in […]

Cosplay, Consent and Signs of the Times

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Attendees at this year’s New York Comic Con are accustomed to giant-sized announcements for the latest entertainment, but this year a new sign greets visitors as they wander around the hype-encrusted Javits Center: branded displays proclaiming that “Cosplay is not consent.” The conspicuous sexual harassment policies at New York and a growing number of other […]

NYCC ’14: Teasers, terror and a few tears: Inside AMC’s Walking Dead Season 5 panel

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by Edie Nugent AMC’s The Walking Dead panel was packed nearly past capacity on Saturday afternoon at NYCC. When the 3500 floor seats of the main stage hall were filled, fans stood along the sides of the room-shunning available balcony seating to be that much closer to their favorite TV stars. The panel was moderated […]

NYCC ’14: Oni Press Shows Down With Upcoming Lineup

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by Zachary Clemente NYCC started all a-bluster with large announcements, crazy crowds, fantastic costuming, crowds, swathes of booths manned by insightful and fun comics publishers ready to show off their books; also crowds. I swung by The Oni Press Comicstravaganza panel to see what Oni Director of Publicity John Schork had in store for us […]

NYCC’14: Check out Marvel’s Daredevil Promotional Images

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Marvel Studios new Daredevil television show debuted some new footage and promotional material at their panel during New York Comic-Con. Included in the panel were cast members Charlie Cox (Daredevil), Toby Moore (Wesley), Bob Gunton (Leland Owlsley), Ayelet Zurer (Vanessa), Vondie Curtis-Hall (Ben Urich), Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson), Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page), and Vincent […]