Friday, August 01, 2008

Comics Out July 30, 2008

Again, I picked up nothing this week, as I am waiting for trades on a lot of books -- but do review your comics here and mention whatever was, for you, the most interesting things from San Diego Comic Con this week. 

5 comments:

Andy said...

I felt like there wasn't any real earth-shattering news from SDCC on the comics end. The biggest announcement was the 'Rebirth' treatment for Barry Allen. Geoff, I'd be curious as to your take on how DC was once moving towards a legacy format particularly with the Flash, Green Lantern and Green Arrow characters and has now backtracked. The JSA continues to support the legacy format, but it makes characters like Wally West, Kyle Rayner, and Connor Hawk impotent. They become old wash ups, almost older than the 1960's characters they were supposed to replace. I suppose it's all part of comics' cyclical nature and you can put them in the creative limbo that Morrison created in Animal Man or kill them off, but just curious on your opinion.

Jason said...

Anyone who's been checking the website daily already knows this, but ... I don't *think* I've seen it mentioned here yet ... Garfield Minus Garfield is being published as a book, with full approval by Garfield creator Jim Davis.

Adam said...

By far for me the most interesting thing was the 20th Anniversary MST3K panel, despite it having nothing to do with comics at all, it was easily the most fun and meaningful for me. Growing up with that show, and getting to see all of my childhood heroes in one place, was quite an experience.

Other than that though, hearing Kevin Grevioux's voice was quite earth shattering. If they ever make that Preacher HBO series they should get him as the Word of God. All other voices are not worthy.

Geoff Klock said...

Andy -- that is really interesting. I will think on it.

Todd C. Murry said...

I had fun at the con, like always, and never really pay that much attention to "breaking news, and don't go to big 2 panels as a rule (got that out of my system a bit). So, the most interesting stuff was the items showing up at the alt comics booths, most notably Tori Amos' Comic Book Tattoo (the book is gorgeous and cheap - I saw Ms. Amos, and she was wearing a Bene Gesserit (sp? you know, that religeous order from Dune) collar - outstanding) and the Pixu book from Klock faves Ba and Moon, as well as others. The Picturebox presence was great.

One thing of mainstream interest is that this is the first year I have heard people refer to the Chicago con (Wizard World Chicago?) in a way that makes me think it may be taking over as the mainstream comics fan's mecca. The gold/silver age venders said they didn't have a lot of key issues because they were "bought out" in Chi town, and I heard reference that some announcements, that would have been held for the SDCC in the past, were released in Chicago. I know Marvel's been pulling away from SDCC for years, but has the competition with Hollywood finally started to push the game to another table?