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Wednesday, September 13, 2006

The News is Breaking like the Wind!

Here's what Ned and I learned at the Diamond Comics Distributor's Retailer Summit on Monday and Tuesday:

  • MARVEL COMICS - A Civil War comic with second-stringers, including Howard the Duck! (Take THAT, Brian Keene!); Hulk returns to Earth and boy is he -uh- stressed out!; Astonishing X-men: Unstoppable will be the final story arc (?) with Joss Whedon and Cassaday; Wolverine's son (!) will be examined as Wolvie's Origin is Explored; ULTIMATES 3 will debut in March or April; Joss Whedon and Michael Ryan will take over RUNAWAYS next year; there will be a crossover between the Marvel Universe and the soap opera GUIDING LIGHT (don't ask); there will be a MAX Sampler including Zombie, Hellstorm, Son of Satan, Wisdom, Foolkiller (why?) and Sleepwalker (again, why?); the Dabel Brothers' comics will now be published by Marvrel... look for ANITA BLAKE, VAMPIRE HUNTER in mid-October of this year; and Stephen King's DARK TOWER: GUNSLINGER REBORN will debut in February 2007 and feature the origin of the fabled Gunslinger!

  • DC COMICS - A new JLA; an Alex Ross-covered JSA; a way-cool looking JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE NEW FRONTIER DVD with animation based on Darwyn Cooke's incredible artwork from the mini-series of the same name; SUPERMAN CONFIDENTIAL and BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL, a Mark Waid/George Perez BRAVE & the BOLD series (WOOHOO!); the return of Superboy Prime in 52 (!!!); a STARDUST movie, based on the comic by Chris Vess and Neil Gaiman; a great-looking FABLES: 1001 NIGHTS book; RED MENACE, a story that takes place in the time of "Red Baiting" and Senator Joe McCarthy; the notice that the long-anticipated Kevin O'Neil/Alan Moore LEAGUE of EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN: BLACK DOSSIER hardcover book is delayed until next year (grumblegrumblegrumble); and the possiblity of a Christopher Reeves Superman statue!
This is just the stuff I noted from the Big Two... my brain is still sorting through the info and my notes deteriorate after the first day...


At 9/14/2006 5:20 AM, Blogger Brian Keene said...

"A Civil War comic with second-stringers, including Howard the Duck! (Take THAT, Brian Keene!)"

Well, that is wonderful news!

And don't be hatin' on The Foolkiller!

At 9/14/2006 12:19 PM, Blogger G-evan said...

I have two questions:

1. Who is foolkiller?
2. Why should I not hate him?
Seriously, is he a 90s character or something? Fill me in.

At 9/14/2006 7:40 PM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

Hey, Brian! Just wanted to see if you were paying attention! Be ready for some Howard the Duck Civil War goodness!


Just reading that convoluted, boring recap made my head hurt...

At 9/15/2006 8:17 AM, Blogger Brian Keene said...

I'm paying attention, brother. Will be in this weekend to pick up my stuff. We'll discuss Foolkiller and have some laughs.

At 9/15/2006 10:28 AM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

We'll discuss Foolkiller and have some laughs.

Indeed. Because ANY discussion of Foolkiller requires laughing. Heh heh heh.


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