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NYCC was a big hit again this year and the Outhousers took it by storm. Check out one writer’s view of the first day.
Marvel dropped tons of news and announcements on us this weekend, starting with their new plans to tackle digital distribution.
As always, Joe Quesada’s “Cup O’ Joe” panel ran the gamut of Marvel topics.
Marvel also talked about the all-new Ultimate Spider-Man and the new direction of the Ultimate Universe.
The Amazing Spider-Man panel talked about the effects of Spider Island and future plans for the series including a highly talked about announcement about the return of The Scarlett Spider.
Matt Faction, Chris Gage and others worked the Avengers: Shattered Heroes Panel and talked with fans about the wrap up of the Fear Itself crossover and prepping for “Point One”, Marvel’s next big event.
Avengers news continued as Bendis & Bagley announced a new title: Avengers Assemble, that will launch around the same time as the Avengers movie hits. A Hulk Smash Avengers mini-series will kick off in February. And fans seemed happy to hear Rick Remender will be taking over Secret Avengers.
And no convention is complete without discussion of Marvel’s merry band of mutants: the various X-peoples. The X-Men Regenesis panel covered plans into next year. Marvel “teased” that Deadpool could meet his end with issue #50, announced a new ongoing Age of Apocolypse series and told us Chris Gage would be taking over X-Men Legacy.
Marvel news didn’t end with comic books as panels were held for Marvel Television with Jeph Loeb and Marvel announced new video games including a new Amazing Spider-man movie tie-in.
DC kicked off early with a huge panel on Batman and the Bat-universe.
Creators Jim Lee, Brian Azzerello and several others talked with fans about the Justice League and DCU, covering Booster Gold, Starfire, Captain Atom, a new Captain Marvel backup story by Geoff Johns, an annoucement that Jurgens & Giffen are taking over on Superman, and more.
In Vertigo news, the Outhouse broke the news on the new series by Paul Cornell: Saucer Country as well as the launch of Dominique Laveau: Voodoo Child coming in February for Vertigo.
Image Comics’ panel touched on most of their line from Luther Strode to The Danger Club to industry talk and more, including one of the more interesting announcements: a new Brubaker/Phillips book - “Fatale” coming to Image and not Marvel’s Icon imprint. There were mixed reactions, however, to the news that Rob Liefield’s Extreme was returning to Image.
Dark Horse Comics offered fans several Star Wars announcements this weekend. A Dawn of the Jedi series will launch from Ostrander and Duursema next year, taking us back to the beginnings of the Jedi. The Knights of the Old Republic - War! series starting in January covers the exciting era popular in the Star Wars games. A new mini was announced kicking off in May: Darth Vader and the Ghost Prison. And two more series were announced Blood Ties as well as Knight Errant, the former a Boba Fett adventure and the latter a new installment on the popular series.
Dark Horse also teamed up with Boom! Studios for a panel on Breaking Into Comics.
Mark Hammill was here doing a panel for his project with New Gen and talked about the hollywood level talent working with New Gen for their coming projects.
The Aspen Comics panel had tons of news to cover from Megan Fox’s connection to the Fathom comic, going digital with ComiXology, new series launches and more.
Hermes Press made several announcements including publishing of The Drawn Word graphic novel early next year, publishing the complete Orion series from Gray Morrow collected from the pages of Heavy Metal Magazine, and comic strip collections of Spooky the Cat and Smokey Stover.
In the world of manga Viz Media announced a new digital weekly along with the news they will be phasing out Shonen Jump magazine. And Kodansha Comics teams up with Random House to go digital as well with the launch of their new app.
The comic book world still remembers the young readers out there as well: Ape Entertainment is attempting to partner with Sesame Workshops to bring educational comics for kids to print. And Stan Lee is launching a line of Comics for Kids as well.
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About the Author - Jeremy Shane
Jeremy was born in a small mountain village of a strange foreign land called Weystvurginea. Banishment for liberal views saw him spend years wondering the east coast until he decided to bike to California. When he saw how long a trip it was, he drove instead. Now he's living it up in a low humidity climate, sometimes working on his photography and when not, he writes for us covering books (by way of his blog: Reading Realms), gaming, tv, movies, comics, conventions in the SoCal area, and creates a weekly webcomic: A Journey Through Skyrim. If you look for him offline, start in the L.A. area; online start at: www.jeremyshane.info for his profile and all the social networks he's on... or just follow him on twitter, he seems to be on there a lot: @jeremyshane.
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