Monday, July 27, 2009

San Diego Comicon Wrap-Up!

Newsarama has a great recap page for all the details. I'll be posting my highlights from the con here.

These are in no particular order, although the stuff I'm more excited about is usually towards the top!
  • Marvel has acquired the rights to Marvelman, and he will be joining the Marvel Universe. It is less clear if the Alan Moore/Neil Gaiman stuff has been legally untangled
  • Jeph Loeb is giving us Red She-Hulk and World War Hulks, which somehow involves Bruce Banner being unable to turn into the Hulk. I'm concerned.
  • Geoff Johns will be writing the new Flash ongoing series
  • Geoff Johns is writing Blackest Night: Flash before he gets to the ongoing
  • Bill Willingham and Gene Ha are doing a book called "Back Roads" for IDW
  • Paul Cornell is writing a 4-issue Black Widow limited
  • James Robinson's JLA will include Mon-El, Dick Grayson, Donna Troy, Hal Jordan, and probably Congorilla
  • Matt Sturges is writing a new JSA: All-Stars ongoing starring the younger JSAers (Bill Willingham is still writing JSA)
  • Daniel Acuna will be the penciler for X-Men Legacy (with Mike Carey still writing)
  • The Astounding Wolf-Man will be cancelled with issue 25
  • Baron Zemo coming back in Thunderbolts?
  • There are hints about a new West Coast Avengers book, or at least something starring Hawkeye and Mockingbird
  • Jim Shooter is revamping the Gold Key characters (Solar, Turok, Magnus, etc.) for Dark Horse!
  • Mera is one of the most important characters in Blackest Night?
  • Adam Beechen is taking over WildCATS
  • Paul Tobin will be introducing a new team of Avengers in Marvel Adventures: Super-Heroes. The team includes Nova, Invisible Woman, and the big three!
  • Image United is written by Kirkman and has each of the Image founders (except Jim Lee) drawing their signature creations on each page. Neat!
  • X-Force, New Mutants, and X-Men: Legacy will be crossing over in a fight with Selene called Necrosha
  • Reggie Hudlin and Denys Cowan are doing a limited called Captain America/Black Panther: Flags of our Fathers
  • The T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents have been purchased by DC and will be incorporated just like the Red Circle and Milestone heroes have been
  • Deathstroke the Terminator might be the new leader of the Titans
  • Sterling Gates will be writing Kid Flash (not sure if this is a back-up or ongoing)
  • Paul Dini is still working on a Zatanna ongoing (no word on artist)
  • Ted Kord will be showing up in Booster Gold's title during Blackest Night
  • There is another installment of the Umbrella Academy on the way; Hotel Oblivion


Artillery MKV said...

Jim Shooter is revamping the Gold Key characters (Solar, Turok, Magnus, etc.) for Dark Horse!

Please bring back the Battlesuit comic from this group (Was it called X, I can't remember, darn my old age!)!

A new West Coast Avengers? Cool! I loved that book, back in the day. It wasn't cool to like it, but that was at the height of the umpteen X-books, so the cool kids can go blow!

Mart said...

Glad you had fun. The new JSA book concept has me yawnming - another extreme team? it's not like that ever works.

The Kid Flash book is a separate book and sounds like an ongoing.

Grrrr, Mera important in Blackest Night - feel free to tell me if she's treated well.

Those Hulk books are out of control, given what I heard on the new Quiet Panelologists at Work podcast. All those books swapping numbers, and not one with Bruce Banner as the real, green deal?

Deathstroke leading the Titans is a dealbreaker - I was interested in new writer Felicia before this, but I'm so sick of that guy. Why would a murderer beleading the Titans?

Mart said...

Oh, and the idea of Marvelman in the Marvel U is appalling - I didn't see that Marvel announced that was a definite. It is?