WonderCon? FUNdercon is more like it. Just this once, we decided to take time off at a show to chill and hang out with pals instead of running around like a maniac. Oh sure, we had our Henry Cavill sighting and late night Fix Comics talks. But the great thing about WonderCon is that you can walk the floor of the Moscone Center taking pictures of people in costumes, and buying sketchbooks from your favorite artists and watching exclusive trailer footage…and then run outside and eat or shop in a full-service, world class city, with ocean front views, tiki bar decadence and other exotic thrills a short ride ride away.
The main word yesterday here was BUSY. Everyone who thought this would be a more chill version of SDCC has found that yesterday, anyway, was more just a scaled down version of SDCC, with giant crowds and lines.
But that’s not a bad thing. Publishers and cartoonists were selling out of things left and right, and there was lots of buzz about comics.
We’ll have a fuller report later.
IDW announced a trio of impressive projects at WonderCon yesterday — but none more surprising than than the news that they’ll be collecting Walt Simonson’s famed run on THOR — published by Marvel Comics, as you may recall — in a deluxe WALTER SIMONSON’S THOR: ARTIST’S EDITION — the book will be black and white but the original artwork will be scanned in color for a unique presentation. It’s the first in a SERIES of Marvel reprints by IDW.
It was the biggest panel of the day at WonderCon, and the most crucial hour yet for the future of the revamped DC Entertainment brand. With appearances by stars Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, and the first view of effects-heavy footage, the Green Lantern panel was the chance to show that this is indeed the tentpole movie that is going to usher in a new era for DC’s superhero universe..
Interest was certainly high, as a line to get in to the 5 pm panel stretched almost around the Moscone center.
The panel was led by Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns himself. The only previous GL trailer was heavy on the romance aspect, due to the CGI footage not being ready — and leading to some questions ever whether this movie was going to please the loyal Green Lantern fanboys. However, this new footage seems to lay those doubts to rest with a spectacular look at Oa, the GL Corps, Sinestro, Tomar Re, and the rest of the Lanternverse. You can read about the panel here, or watch the footage below.