SDCC12: Watchtower Thursday: The Rest of the Story

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The other links from Thursday! Mitt Romney and the Mayor of San Diego! Science Fiction Libraries! E-books from Abrams! Finally, a sonic screwdriver which can open your car! LEGO superhero exclusives!

SDCC12: Watchtower Thursday: Media Edition

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Some linkage from today’s Google News feed! So much stuff, I had to split it in twain! Here’s the media stuff, along with some pictures and video!

SDCC 2012 – Thursday Summary

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It’s Comicon. There’s a lot going on, and it’s easy to miss what’s been happening. Here’s a list of stories we ran on Thursday, starting in the morning and ending with Neil Gaiman’s return to Sandman.

SDCC 2012: New Neil Gaiman Sandman With J.H. Williams III

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It’s the 25th anniversary of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman. Could DC let this go by without new material? No. And not only did they get Gaiman to agree to do a new tale, they got a real artist’s artist to illustrate it in the form of J.H. Williams III. Technically, this sounds like it will be a prequel, if not a prologue, to the original series. It should end just as the original issue #1 is about to begin.

SDCC12: EXTRA! MTV To Live Stream Comic-Con Outside of the US!

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MTV is streaming live video interviews from Comic-Con!

SDCC12: JMS Is Playing the Field — Adds Legendary To His Publisher List

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Legendary continues to pick up more name creators. We already told you about Waid, Brooks and Davis. Now we hear J. Michael Straczynski has a project at Legendary:

SDCC 12: Jonah Hex and more go "dark"

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“Now I know who the comic lovers are here at Comic Con,”  said Jimmy Palmiotti to appreciative applause  in first DC Panel of SDCC 2012 on Thursday.   He went on to announce Jonah Hex among the titles to appear under “the Dark and the Edge” banner.

SDCC 2012: Evil Ernie Returns In October From Dynamite

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Back in the 90s, Evil Ernie was hot book for awhile. Brian Pulido and Stephen Hughes had a hot run with the Chaos! Comics imprint, which also featured Lady Death (yes, that was when Bad Girls were at their peak). Dynamite acquired most of the Chaos! intellectual property, back in 2010 (Lady Death is over at Avatar). This looks to be the first book to come out from that IP family.

SDCC 12: Cryptozoic demos DC game

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We got a chance to look at Cryptozoic’s latest project, the DC Comics Deck Building Game on Thursday morning. Cryptozoic has been a strong presence building geek culture games, adopting Penny Arcade, The Walking Dead, and The Big Bang Theory. Now their aim is to adopt DC’s comic universe into the next big game.

SDCC 2012: IDW Announce "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic" Comic by Katie Cook

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Get ready to bray in delight! IDW have announced a new My Little Pony series from Katie Cook and Andy Price!

SDCC 2012: Cuddly Toys! Big Bang Theory Edition

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Cuddly toys at SDCC! Expect a lot of this over the next few days, you guys

SDCC 2012: Bravest Warriors from KaBoom!

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KaBoom, the All-Ages section of Boom! Studios, have announced a new comic tie-in to a Pendleton Ward series, in the form of a six-issue “Bravest Warriors” miniseries.

Women make up 40% of Comic-Con attendees

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That’s according to a Variety story which suggests that Fangirls are the new golden girls for marketers at Con:

SDCC12: Watchtower Wednesday

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So, what did I find while I waited for Comic-Con to gather up steam for warp speed? LEGOs! Star Trek! Walking Dead! Margaret Atwood!

SDCC 12: All the signings and events

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All the booth signings and panels and company announcements in ONE DARNED POST.

HMDD/SDCC2012: J. Michael Straczynski Creates Studio JMS

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J. Michael Straczynski has announced the formation of a new studio which will create comics, films, TV, video games, more; also announces revival of his ‘Joe’s Comics’ imprint for Image; next will create world peace before flying off into space, searching for more worlds to conquer.