DC Comics announces “All-Star Green Lantern”

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With little fanfare, right under the noses of thousands of Comic-Con attendees, DC Comics, in partnership with Converse, announced the creation of five unique designs. (Literally. Most of the DC booth staffers were wearing the new designs last weekend.) Available in September from Journeys, the line will feature five different designs based on the iconic Chuck Taylor […]

How others cover Comic-Con

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As we wait for the Beatrix to recover from her annual pilgrimage to San Diego, here are some other websites, and their consolidated reportage on Comic-Con International: San Diego. These are some of my favorites, and some I could remember.  The list is not comprehensive, merely a distraction while we wait for Heidi to return. […]

SD10: All the Marvel and DC news

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While we’re gathering our thoughts, hydrating, and moving to a new secured location, Newsarama’s Lucas Siegel has all the bullet points news from Marvel and DC at the show. Discuss. We’ll wait.

SD10: FBI and Disney team for Mickey Mouse reprints

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Probably the biggest “classic comics” announcement at SD10 was a new series of reprints of Floyd Gottfredson’s Mickey Mouse comic strip. Disney is partnering with Fantagraphics for the reprints, which will begin in 2011. Gottfredson’s Mickey was far from the benign company spokesman we all know and love. Rather he was a bold, dynamic adventurer, […]

Image launches DAOMU

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DAOMU, a hot Chinese graphic novel/”transmedai” series about a tomb raider, is coming to the US via Image. PR below. Image Comics and Concept Art House announced plans to release a series of Daomu comics based on one of China’s best-selling novel series. This will be Daomu’s debut in the U.S., following a successful graphic […]

SD10: The Mop-up

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Today is getaway day. Saturday and Sunday always turn into frantic catch-up adventures with little posting time, and I won’t be able to get my final con thoughts up until tonight, but it was a pretty good show. No one lost an eye. The big question was whether the time economy of con — people […]

SD10: Sunday in a nutshell

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Peter David will be writing episodes of the upcoming cartoon Young Justice, which is based on the comic of the same name that he wrote for an almost five year run.

SD10: The Piracy panel

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by special correspondent Bruce Lidl Techland Presents: Comics and Digital Piracy A “hastily thrown together” panel on the last day of the Con made for some lively discussion about the realities and moralities of pirated comics. Moderator Douglas Wolk from Techland.com, a long time music critic, is concerned that the comics industry will fall into […]

Some thoughts on “Hell Hall”

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Many years ago (2007?), Heidi described the new “normal” in Hall H.  Reading her reportage, I pictured a United Nations refugee camp, people packed into the space, tarps and tents laid out at the back of the hall. Perhaps it is not that dire, but it seems to get worse each year.  Last year, ire […]

There are many here among us

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Once again, I’m on Watchtower duty here at Stately Beat Manor on Friday night.  A tremendous thunderstorm rages around me, and I wonder, “Is this turret grounded?” Heidi continues to report from the front lines, embedded with the various tribes attending Comic-Con International: San Diego. It’s Raining On Prom Night Entertainment Tonight reports that Jerry […]

Some thoughts on the Eisner Awards

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(National Cartoonist Society, Reuben Dinner, 1969) Earlier, Heidi lamented that the Eisner Awards were not given more notice by the general public. But there are ways. Why aren’t the Eisners a bigger deal? EVERYONE, it seems, has planned their party opposite the Eisners, and it’s understandable when the ceremony has evolved into such a chore […]

SD10: Big Two Saturday

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At the Saturday Cup o’ Joe panel, Marvel teased fans with the hint that they would be doing something to do with Crossgen in 2011. After Crossgen entered bankruptcy, Disney bought up its creative properties. Now that Disney owns and operates Marvel Comics, it is seems natural for them to take advantage of the fact.

SD10: Indie Comics Saturday

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Given that pretty much all of the Spartans died at the Battle of Thermopylae – which was sort of the point – people have been speculating for years about how Frank Miller would wring a sequel out of his hit Dark Horse graphic novel and movie 300. Today, at Comic-Con, the answer came out. The sequel, XERXES, will actually take place at exactly the same time on another battlefield of the same war.

SD10: All the Top Cow news we are now allowed to print

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Embargoed until the Top Cow panel happening right about now, we can now share all the latest Top Cow news.

Top Cow is reviving Minotaur Press as an imprint for its more “independent-styled series”. Upcoming Minotaur projects are ECHOES by Joshua Hale Fialkov and artist Rahsan Ekedal

Live Blogging the 2010 Eisner Awards

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We’re back! And we have had no dinner and nothing to eat, so this may be very, very rocky. The evening gala starts with the introduction of host Bill Morrison, who lets on that “Somewhere there is a very small area that sells comics; look for it, search it out, and find some of the […]

SD10: Friday — The Big Two

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For those who love GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (and who doesn’t), Rocket Raccoon and Groot are getting their own four-issue miniseries this January entitled (wait for it)… ROCKET RACCOON & GROOT.