WonderCon reports

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Various personal reports we ran across:
Cecil Castellucci
Ben Templesmith
Rantz Hoseley
Mark Evanier

Some news items:
Death ison the march at DC

Asked to “cut back on killing and maiming young heroes” in their comics, VP of Sales responded that “Sidekicks die!” should be the ad copy for upcoming comics. DiDio admitted that it was a concern, and said that they’d try to cease with the teenage torture. On a related topic, the panel all agreed that they didn’t want to pull back on teenage suffering of the emotional type, with writer Judd Winick pointing out that “they can’t all be happy, who the hell’s gonna buy that?”

Wood and Cloonan revive DEMO for Vertigo

Image was a no show due to “circumstances beyond our control,” according to those in charge. EDIT: but apparently they did show up eventually?

Dark Horse is going bigtime into webcomics collections:

Dark Horse Comics first delved into the world of webcomics with their “Megatokyo” collections several years ago, then last year they added “Penny Arcade” and “The Perry Bible Fellowship” to their publishing lineup. At Wondercon in San Francisco this weekend, Dark Horse revealed several more webcomics that will join their lineup – “The K Chronicles,” “Wondermark” and “Achewood” all have collections in the works with the publisher.

io9 has a lot of coverage. This fellow has uploaded tons of videos of panel presentations. Why even leave your living room! He virtual con is just a click away. Based on pictures WonderCon definitely seems to be getting some of the SDCC vibe, with Fat Mama, Stormtrooper Elvis, Anne Hathaway, Steve Carrell, James McAvoy, etc etc. Maybe next year we’ll get to go!

Laughing Squid’s photos.

Oh yeah, The X-Files is hot just in time for 90s Nostalgia! We have always loved Gillian Anderson.

[Above photo taken from atp_tyreseus' photostream and © atp_tyreseus.]

Comments

  1. Stormtrooper Elvis is always at WonderCon.

  2. “… Judd Winick pointing out that ‘they can’t all be happy, who the hell’s gonna buy that?’ ”

    I’m not buying now.

  3. “puppy?”

  4. Yeah, Judd Winick’s quote speaks a lot to why I’m NOT buying DC OR Marvel right now.

  5. brett tolino says:

    Ditto.

    Judd’s comment says much about why I don’t buy any of his titles, why I’m down to 3 DC titles and nothing from Marvel.

    Still love the medium! Back issues are fun!

  6. Link to the Image panel not working?

  7. Jeez, the weather was awful out there. Those 50-60 m.p.h were pretty nutty. I sat out the night in my hotel room watch Super Friends DVDs.

    Ms Sex in Stilettos had to leave early – and the weather prevented her from wearing it.

    Wonder con was almost a total wash out – until I had business with a little distributor that sounds promising for my new series.

    Oh, Jackie Estrada – if you’re reading this I forgot to tell you – the season of the Shield coming up is the final one and there are only 10 episodes this season. I’ll let you know when the new Sony slim packs start shipping. We’ll have the sixth season coming out next month.

    ~

    Coat

  8. This was my first year at WonderCon after mainly going to San Diego for the last decade or so, though I only made it on Saturday. (My wife and I turned the trip into a full-on vacation, even if the weather didn’t fully cooperate.) I posted my con report this evening.

  9. Jackie Estrada says:

    Good to know, Cary–Thanks!

    Jackie

  10. I’M UBER EXCITED ABOUT MAYHEM…THIS IS FROM A WOMAN WHO HAS NEVER READ COMICS BEFORE…I PRE-ORDERED MY COPY..BUT ILL BE PRE-ORDERING MORE SOON ENOUGH…THIS MAN IS TALENTED EVERYTHING HE DOES HE DOES IT WELL…ALL HAIL TYRESE “MAYHEM” GIBSON…THE NEW KING OF COMICS.

    @JUSVENUS
    MARVENUS

  11. Don’t get shacked by these a-hole’s comments, Ty! Like you said, “opinions are like a-holes; verybody got one.” Your will have high blood pressure and all kinds of ailments, and they will still be a-holes. Keep it movin! You’re doing a great job on your comic book!

  12. ooops! Forgot! muuuuuuuuuuuaaaaahhhhh!

  13. TYRESE WE (YOUR FANS,THE LOVE CIRCLE) KNOW THAT EVERYTHING YOU IS GREAT…I DON’T READ COMICS BUT I’M WAITING ON MY MAYHEM TO BE DELIVERED…LESS THEN A MONTH!!!!

    DON’T WORRY ABOUT THE HATERS THAT MEANS YOUR DOING SOMETHING RIGHT BABY BOY!!!!

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