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July 26, 2008

SDCC Linkblog News Round-Up Extravaganza: Day 3, Quick Morning Edition!

Filed under: Blurbs — Chris Eckert @ 3:37 pm

I’ve got to go drown my Con-less sorrows at the Astoria Beer Garden and wish my friends well in their impending move to Providence. People will have to find their own SDCC news tonight! I’m already late! But first, here’s some stuff:

If you’re anything like us, you’re tired of confusing, incoherent panel reports – especially when they’re coming from some jerk like me on the other side of the country. Not to go all LeVar Burton, but thanks to DC you don’t have to take our word for it! Podcast recordings of DC’s panels! Be careful about the Geoff Johns one, though. It’s apparently EXPLICIT.

This is a banner weekend for Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba: not only did they clean up at the Eisners, they’ve got a new Vertigo series Day Tripper coming out next year! Also on the Vertigo panel, revamps for DC properties Unknown Soldier and The Haunted Tank. Between this, the new Madame Xanadu and House of Secrets books, and the revelation that Ian Rankin’s VERTIGO CRIME novel is going to be about John Constantine, it makes me wonder if someone at DC/Warner isn’t getting nostalgic for that early halycon day when all of the Vertigo books were corporately owned. They’re certainly nostalgic over at Vertigo, otherwise they wouldn’t be saying stupid things like this:

You could give this comic [Johnathan Ames and Dean Haspiel’s The Alcoholic]to anyone who doesn’t read comics!

Yeah! You know, as opposed to every other book on the shelves, with its big FOR NERDS ONLY, KEEP OUT NON-FANS! banner. Maybe tonight someone will bust out “Comics aren’t just for kids anymore”!

Speaking of comics ANYONE COULD READ, Del Rey has announced a new raft of pretty nice looking acquisitions.

“The Black Panel” was held this morning with a pretty cool line-up of people. The recap seems to focus heavily on CPT jokes and descriptions of costumes so I don’t know exactly what was announced/discussed, but it sounds like Walter Mosely might be doing a comic? That’s pretty neat. Maybe a a podcast of this will turn up too, so I can figure out what the hell Method Man was trying to say about Wayne and airline food.


  1. I’ve got you covered on the Black Panel. 3500 words of notes.

    Comment by david brothers — July 26, 2008 @ 4:52 pm

  2. Fabio and Gabriel are also apparently working on BPRD: 1947.

    Comment by HitTheTargets — July 26, 2008 @ 7:46 pm

  3. I’m glad you got it covered, David B. The coverage I read was way too concerned with Michael Davis’s humor than providing coverage. Don’t get me wrong…Michael Davis runs an entertaining panel. That kind of performance doesn’t always translate into a typed up report, though.

    Comment by Kevin Huxford — July 28, 2008 @ 6:43 pm

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