San Francisco Bay Area Comics Expos 2015

Credits: Image Comics
Credits: Image Comics

San Francisco Bay Area Comics Expos 2015

A flurry of recent events and announcements in the SF/Bay Area reveal comics industry happenings. Fans of the medium take note, there will be some interesting developments and landmark expos rolling out in early 2015 and beyond. First up, Image Comics announces Image Expo and a return to the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco on January 8th. Slatted to announce a slew of creator owned projects for the upcoming year, the event is open to fans, comics retailers and media. Tickets are currently on sale at the rate of $20 for general admission and $50 for premium tickets. Scheduled to make an appearance will be: Brian K. Vaughan, Todd McFarlane, Scott Snyder, Emi Lenox, Jeff Lemire, and Marjorie Liu (with several unmanned surprise guests). Fans of the industry leader in creator owned titles should definitely consider checking this one out as Image always brings the bang for the buck.

Later in the first month of the year, The NORCALMLK Foundation has teamed with comics industry educators, creators and innovators to bring the Bay Area a very special celebration of the comics arts with BCAF Expo. This will be the inaugural kick off of what will become an annual event. BCAF Expo mission is “… to celebrate the creativity and subjectivity of African Americans in the comic arts and popular visual culture and is dedicated to the notion that all audiences deserve to be subject in the culture in which we participate.” With scheduled appearances of industry creators such as: Erika Alexander (Dark Horse Comics ConcretePark), Tony Puryear (Dark Horse Comics Concrete Park;Eraser motion picture), Kevin Grevioux (Marvel Comics Blue Marvel; the Underworld motion picture series, I, Frankenstein motion picture), Afua Richardson (Image/Top Cow Comics Genius, Dark Horse Comics Lady Danger International Agent Of B.O.O.T.I., DC Comics upcoming online comicWonder Woman), Brandon Thomas (Miranda Mecury, Dynamite Entertainments Voltron), LeSean Thomas (Black Dynamite, The Boondocks), and David Walker (the upcoming Dynamite Entertainments Shaft, Dark Horse Comics Number 13, Monkey Brains Comics The Army of Dr. Moreau) just to name a few. This free event will be held January 18-19th in San Francisco at the Yerba Buena Garden and feature a grand expo, kids activities, film screenings, panels and conversations, cosplay events and much more. Fans should definitely mark this one on the calendar.

Finally, over on The BEAT, site reporter Hedi McDonald is reporting news regarding the future of theAlternative Press Expo (APE). Having recently moved from what had been its traditional location for the past few years in San Francisco to the Ft. Mason Center Festival Pavillon in San Francisco, it looks to expand its scope and scale with a move to a new city. Slated to move to San Jose, the convention hopes to shake things up with a fresh start at the San Jose Convention Center (but still maintain its fall dates of October 3 & 4 of 2015). Further details regarding the move and what the future of the celebration of indie publishing can be found here.

So, no matter how you break it down, the SF/Bay Area is kicking things up a notch with these Comics industry notable events. Get ready for 2015!

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New comic book releases 9/17/14

Credit(s): Dark Horse Comics
Credit(s): Dark Horse Comics

New comic book releases 9/17/14

What could possibly be better than a stack of new comic books mid week to break up the monotony of things? Well, here to give you a hand in achieving that goal is this week’s list with some truly great reads. With so much great stuff to choose from, sometimes it can be hard to know where to start. So, to help overcome that little speed bump that slows one’s acceleration towards full speed reading frenzy, let’s take a peek at a few titles on the list. Those folks looking for a good mix of different types of stories, an anthology title is always a good buy. Dark Horse Comics is ready to meet that need this week with Dark Horse Presents #2 (2014) (Peter Hogan, Brendan McCarthy, Steve Parkhouse, various contributors). Are you a fan of mind bending storytelling? Then DC Comics has what you need in the pages of Multiversity: The Society of Super-Heroes #1 (Grant Morrison, Chris Sprouse, Karl Story). Image Comics brings us a tale of magic in the pages of Rise Of The Magi #4 (Marc Silvestri, Sumeyye Kesgin, Tina Valentino) that is well worth a read. This week’s list sees Marvel Comics with a long list of great reads with one of the stand outs being Daredevil #8 (Mark Waid, Chris Samnee). Grab this well crafted tale featuring ole’ horn head and his exploits in San Francisco. Valiant Entertainment continues the strong running arc in Armor Hunters: Bloodshot #3 (Joe Harris, Trevor Hairsine, Philip Tan) with an excellent aliens vs. Bloodshot storyline. Finally, Dynamite Entertainment starts season four in the franchise based on the popular television series with The Bionic Woman: Season Four #1 (Brandon Jerwa, David T. Cabrera, Sean Chen) So, get that pull list ready and head down to you local comics shop to grab all of these titles and more (you have to make sure you have enough to read until next week!) Until then, stack them high and enjoy!

Marvel

All-New X-Factor (2014) #14

All-New X-Men (2012) #32

Avengers (2012) #35

Avengers Vol. 4: Infinity TPB (2014) #1

Avengers World (2014) #13

Daredevil (2014) #8
Daredevil (2014) #8 Sk Energy

Dark Tower: Drawing of the Three – Prisoner (2014) #2

Deadpool Bi-Annual (2014) #1

Death of Wolverine (2014) #3

Edge of Spider-Verse (2014) #2
Edge of Spider-Verse (2014) #2 Land

Elektra (2014) #6

Figment (2014) #3 2nd Print

Hulk (2014) #6
Hulk (2014) #6 Variant

Hulk Annual (2014) #1

Indestructible Hulk Vol. 3: Smash Time TPB (2014) #1

Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man (2014) #5

Nova (2013) #21

Original Sin (2014) #5 .5

Rise of Incarnates (Namco Giveaway) (2014) #4

Rocket Raccoon (2014) #2 2nd Print

Savage Hulk (2014) #4

Sub-Mariner & the Original Human Torch TPB (2014) #1

Superior Spider-Man (2013) #33

Thor: God of Thunder (2012) #25
Thor: God of Thunder (2012) #25 Bisley
Thor: God of Thunder (2012) #25 Guera
Thor: God of Thunder (2012) #25 Manara

Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man by Bendis TPB (2012) #5

Uncanny Avengers (2012) #24

Uncanny Avengers Vol. 3: Ragnarok Now TPB (2014) #1

Uncanny X-Men (2013) #26

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 4: vs. Shield Premiere HC (2014) #1

Wolverine & The X-Men (2014) #9

X-Men: Adventures of Cyclops & Phoenix TPB (2014) #1

DC Comics

Astro City: Through Open Doors TPB (2014) #1

Astro City: Victory HC (2014) #1

Batman & Robin: Future’s End (2014) #1
Batman & Robin: Future’s End (2014) #1 Lenticular

Batman Eternal (2014) #24

Batman Vol. 1: Court of Owls HC (Unwrapped) (2014) #1

Batman/Superman: Future’s End (2014) #1
Batman/Superman: Future’s End (2014) #1 Lenticular

Batwoman: Future’s End (2014) #1
Batwoman: Future’s End (2014) #1 Lenticular

Forever Evil: Arkham War TPB (2014) #1

Godzilla: Awakening TPB (2014) #1

Green Lantern: New Guardians – Future’s End (2014) #1
Green Lantern: New Guardians – Future’s End (2014) #1 Lenticular

Infinite Crisis: Fight for the Multiverse (2014) #3

Justice League: Future’s End (2014) #1
Justice League: Future’s End (2014) #1 Lenticular

Multiversity: Society of Super-Heroes (2014) #1
Multiversity: Society of Super-Heroes (2014) #1 Irving
Multiversity: Society of Super-Heroes (2014) #1 March
Multiversity: Society of Super-Heroes (2014) #1 Morrison
Multiversity: Society of Super-Heroes (2014) #1 Sketch Cover
Multiversity: Society of Super-Heroes (2014) #1 Variant

New 52 – Future’s End (2014) #20

New Teen Titans TPB (2014) #1

Red Hood & the Outlaws: Future’s End (2014) #1
Red Hood & the Outlaws: Future’s End (2014) #1 Lenticular

Scribblenauts Unmasked: A Crisis of Imagination (2013) #9

Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman (2014) #2

Supergirl: Future’s End (2014) #1
Supergirl: Future’s End (2014) #1 Lenticular

Superman/Wonder Woman Vol. 1: Power Couple HC (2014) #1

Superman/Wonder Woman: Future’s End (2014) #1
Superman/Wonder Woman: Future’s End (2014) #1 Lenticular

Teen Titans: Future’s End (2014) #1
Teen Titans: Future’s End (2014) #1 Lenticular

Toe Tags Featuring George Romero TPB (2014) #1

Trinity of Sin: Pandora – Future’s End (2014) #1
Trinity of Sin: Pandora – Future’s End (2014) #1 Lenticular

Unwritten: Apocalypse (Vol. 2) (2014) #9

Wonder Woman: Future’s End (2014) #1
Wonder Woman: Future’s End (2014) #1 Lenticular

DC: Vertigo Press

Fables (2002) #144

Unwritten: Tommy Taylor & the Ship that Sank Twice TPB (2014) #1

Dark Horse Comics

Billy the Kid’s Old Timey Oddities Omnibus TPB (2014) #1

BPRD: Hell on Earth (2013) #123

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 (2014) #7 Isaacs
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 (2014) #7 Morris

Complete Silencers TPB (2014) #1

Criminal Macabre: Third Child (2014) #1

Dark Horse Presents (2014) #2

Eye of Newt (2014) #4

Ghost Vol. 2: White City Butcher TPB (2014) #1

Leaving Megalopolis HC (2014) #1

Red Moon HC (2014) #1

Savage Sword of Conan TPB (2007) #17

Strain: Night Eternal (2014) #2

Witchfinder: Mysteries of Unland (2014) #4

Image Comics

Blue Estate HC (2014) #1

Clone (2012) #20

Dead at 17: Blasphemy Throne (2014) #2

Deadly Class (2013) #7

Field (2014) #4

Great Pacific (2012) #17

Manifest Destiny (2013) #10

Oddly Normal (2014) #1

One Hit Wonder (2014) #4

Peter Panzerfaust Vol. 4: The Hunt TPB (2014) #1

Red City (2014) #4

Rise of the Magi (2014) #4 A
Rise of the Magi (2014) #4 B

Satellite Sam (2013) #10

Savage Dragon-The Series #198

Shutter (2014) #6

Stray Bullets: Killers (2014) #7

Supreme: Blue Rose (2014) #3

Trees (2014) #5

Undertow Vol. 1: Boatman’s Call TPB (2014) #1

Wicked + The Divine (2014) #4 A
Wicked + The Divine (2014) #4 B

Image Top Cow

Artifacts (2010) #39 A

Independent Publishers

Archie Comics

Archie (1942) #659
Archie (1942) #659 Variant

Archie’s Double Digest (1981) #254

Kevin Keller (2012) #15
Kevin Keller (2012) #15 Variant
Kevin Keller (2012) #15 X-Men

Mega Man Vol. 7: Blackout Curse of Ra Moon TPB (2014) #1

Sonic the Hedgehog-The Series (1993) #264
Sonic the Hedgehog-The Series (1993) #264 Variant

Aspen

All New Fathom (2013) #8 A
All New Fathom (2013) #8 B

Avatar Comics

Caliban (2014) #6 Darkmatter

Crossed: Badlands (2012) #61
Crossed: Badlands (2012) #61 Fatal Fant
Crossed: Badlands (2012) #61 Redcrossed
Crossed: Badlands (2012) #61 Torture
Crossed: Badlands (2012) #61 Wraparound

God is Dead (2013) #20
God is Dead (2013) #20 Carnage
God is Dead (2013) #20 End Of
God is Dead (2013) #20 Gilded
God is Dead (2013) #20 Iconic

Gravel Vol. 4: Combat Magician TPB (2014) #1

Boom Studios Publishing

Clockwork Angels (Rush) (2014) #5

Hellraiser: Bestiary (2014) #2
Hellraiser: Bestiary (2014) #2 Limited Edition

Herobear & the Kid: Saving Time (2014) #1 Wondercon

Last Broadcast (2014) #5

Peanuts (Vol. 2) (2012) #21

Sirens (2014) #1 Left
Sirens (2014) #1 Right
Sirens (2014) #1 Right B&W
Sirens (2014) #1 Stewart
Sirens (2014) #1 Wrap B&W

Sons of Anarchy (2013) #13

Sons of Anarchy TPB (2014) #1

Storyteller: Witches (2014) #1
Storyteller: Witches (2014) #1 Limited Edition

Translucid (2014) #6

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook (2014) #1

Danger Zone

Itty Bitty Bunnies: X-Mas (2014) #1
Itty Bitty Bunnies: X-Mas (2014) #1 Variant

DYNAMITE Entertainment

Bionic Woman Season 4 (2014) #1 Chen
Bionic Woman Season 4 (2014) #1 Chen B&W
Bionic Woman Season 4 (2014) #1 Photo

Devilers (2014) #3

Purgatori (2014) #1 Blank Cover
Purgatori (2014) #1 Chin
Purgatori (2014) #1 Fleecs
Purgatori (2014) #1 Luis
Purgatori (2014) #1 Ruffino
Purgatori (2014) #1 Ruffino B&W
Purgatori (2014) #1 Ruffinored
Purgatori (2014) #1 Seeley
Purgatori (2014) #1 Seeley B&W
Purgatori (2014) #1 Seeley Red
Purgatori (2014) #1 Strahm
Purgatori (2014) #1 Strahm B&W

Shadow: Midnight Moscow (2014) #4

Solar: Man of the Atom (2014) #5 Doe
Solar: Man of the Atom (2014) #5 Doe Virgin
Solar: Man of the Atom (2014) #5 Lau
Solar: Man of the Atom (2014) #5 Lau B&W

Twilight Zone (2013) #1 Phantom

Eaglemoss Publications Ltd

Marvel Fact Files Special (2014) #4

Gemstone

Overstreet’s Comic Book Marketplace Yearbook (2014) #1 Batman
Overstreet’s Comic Book Marketplace Yearbook (2014) #1 Luna
Overstreet’s Comic Book Marketplace Yearbook (2014) #1 Shi
Overstreet’s Comic Book Marketplace Yearbook (2014) #1 X-O Manowar

Sisters HC (2014) #1

IDW Publishing

Doberman (2014) #3

Famous Monsters of Filmland (#250-Up) (2010) #267 Cthulhu

Godzilla: Cataclysm (2014) #2
Godzilla: Cataclysm (2014) #2 Subscript

Judge Dredd (2012) #23
Judge Dredd (2012) #23 Subscript

Littlest Pet Shop (2014) #5
Littlest Pet Shop (2014) #5 Subscript

Maxx: Maxximized (2013) #11
Maxx: Maxximized (2013) #11 Subscript

Super Secret Crisis War: Foster Home Imaginary Friends (2014) #1
Super Secret Crisis War: Foster Home Imaginary Friends (2014) #1 Subscript

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time (2014) #4
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time (2014) #4 Subscript

Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye (2011) #33
Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye (2011) #33 Incentive
Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye (2011) #33 Subscript

Transformers: Phase One Omnibus TPB (2014) #1

X-Files Season 10 (2013) #16
X-Files Season 10 (2013) #16 Subscript

Northwest Press

Fearful Hunter SC (2014) #1

Oni Press Inc.

Life After (2014) #3 A
Life After (2014) #3 B

Mermin HC (2012) #3

Sixth Gun: Days of the Dead (2014) #2

Pocket Books

DC Super Heroes: My First Dictionary HC (2014) #1

Rebellion

Judge Dredd: Complete Case Files TPB (2005) #23

Super Genius

WWE (2013) #8

Titan Distributing

Elric Vol. 1: Ruby Throne HC (Michael Moorcock) (2014) #1

Valiant Comics

Armor Hunters: Bloodshot (2014) #3 Poster 15
Armor Hunters: Bloodshot (2014) #3 Rossmo
Armor Hunters: Bloodshot (2014) #3 Tan

Delinquents (2014) #2 Crystal
Delinquents (2014) #2 Doe
Delinquents (2014) #2 Rivera

Quantum & Woody Vol. 3: Crooked Pasts Present Tense TPB (2014) #1

Unity (2013) #11 Poster 16
Unity (2013) #11 Allen
Unity (2013) #11 Cafu

Zenescope Entertainment Inc

Grimm Fairy Tales vs. Wonderland (2014) #3 A
Grimm Fairy Tales vs. Wonderland (2014) #3 B
Grimm Fairy Tales vs. Wonderland (2014) #3 C

Grimm Fairy Tales: Different Seasons TPB (2011) #4

Grimm Fairy Tales: Tales of Terror (2014) #3 A
Grimm Fairy Tales: Tales of Terror (2014) #3 B
Grimm Fairy Tales: Tales of Terror (2014) #3 C

Grimm Fairy Tales: Wonderland (2012) #27 A
Grimm Fairy Tales: Wonderland (2012) #27 B
Grimm Fairy Tales: Wonderland (2012) #27 C

Robyn Hood: Legend TPB (2014) #1

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Jennifer Lawrence Fangirls Jeff Bridges and Best of ‘Catching Fire’ at Comic-Con

Credits: Lionsgate
Credits: Lionsgate

Jennifer Lawrence Fangirls Jeff Bridges and Best of ‘Catching Fire’ at Comic-Con

The cast of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire was quite busy during San Diego Comic Con this past weekend, but they still found time to do a bit of “fangirling” of their own.

Case in point: Jennifer Lawrence made no secret about how excited she was to meet Jeff Bridges. The hilarious and endearing encounter was caught on camera, when the actress gasped, ran away, and then ran back to meet Bridges while he was conducting an interview with E! online. After apologizing for interrupting, she got even more excited (and awe-struck) when the E! reporter handed her the microphone.

 

Lawrence managed to eke out a question for Bridges, asking him about his favorite film role. (“Does it rhyme with ‘The Schmude?'” she asked, referring to his iconic performance in The Big Lebowski.)

 

Of course, when she wasn’t busy fangirling Bridges, or talking about the snot she dribbled into Josh Hutcherson’s mouth during their kissing scene in Catching Fire, Lawrence and her costars did chat about the second movie in The Hunger Games franchise with reporters. Here’s a round-up of at least most of the cast’s interviews:

 

JoBlo also featured Lionsgate in their review of the best booths at Comic Con for their massive Catching Fire displays.

 

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10 Best Moments from ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Comic-Con Panel

Creditrs: Lionsgate
Creditrs: Lionsgate

10 Best Moments from ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Comic-Con Panel

One of the highlights during San Diego Comic Con this past weekend, was the panel featuring The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

This was the first time The Hunger Games series hit Hall H — and while the debut of a new Catching Fire trailer was certainly the pinnacle of the panel, there were plenty of other highlights that left fans feeling even more exciting about the movie. (As if that were even possible!)

Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Jena Malone, Jeffrey Wright, Willow Shields, and director Francis Lawrence discussed the movie, and answered fan questions before and after the trailer. Check out ten of the best moments from their panel in the slideshow above, and share your favorite in the comments below.

Read More by Sara Gundell

‘Being Human’ Sam Witwer to Attend Scarefest Horror Convention

Credits: Scarefest promo
Credits: Scarefest promo

‘Being Human’ Sam Witwer to attend Scarefest Horror Convention

The ScareFest promoters just released information on their website, yesterday that “Being Human‘s” Sam Witwer will be attending this year’s convention in Lexington, KY.

Sam Witwer is the sexy vampire, Aidan Waite from SyFy’s “Being Human”, a show based on the BBC’s show of that same name. his name is Aidan is a nod to the BBC show’s actor, Aidan Turner who played their vampire, John Mitchell in the first three seasons.

 

Sam is also famous for voicing The Cartoon Network’s “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”. He voiced both The Son and Darth Maul for the show. He also played Davis/Doomsday from the WB’s “Smallville”.

 

Sam is also a huge gamer. He likes to play both table top and video games. This is a great coincidence because ScareFest is adding a gaming track to their convention called The Portal.

 

ScareFest is going to be the weekend of September 13-15 in Lexington, Ky. ScareFest appears to be all about vampires this year with not only Sam Witwer but also “True Blood” stars Sam Trammell, Rutina Wesley, Janina Gavankar, and Jim Parrack.

 

I personally cannot with to meet both Sam Witwer and Sam Trammell.

 

For more information please visit their website here.

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SDCC 2013: Green Lantern Recharged Panel

Credits: DC Comics
Credits: DC Comics

SDCC 2013: Green Lantern Recharged Panel

With the “Lights Out” event upon us, it was a good time for the creators of the Green Lantern books to get together and discuss what is ahead for everyone’s favorite space cops at the Green Lantern Recharged panel at Comic-Con 2013.

Here’s the official panel description:

“A new era in the Green Lantern mythos begins here! Whether you are a rookie or veteran Lantern fan, this must-see panel is the perfect place to recharge your power ring! Join Bernard Chang (Green Lantern Corps), Van Jensen (Green Lantern Corps), Charles Soule (Red Lanterns), Robert Venditti (Green Lantern, Green Lantern Corps), and Brad Walker (Green Lantern: New Guardians) for an exclusive look at what’s in store during this new and exciting time for the Corps! Saturday July 20, 2013 12:45pm – 1:45pm”

Here’s the panel recap via Newsarama:

The panel begins with talk of the upcoming “Lights Out” story and new villain Relic, who derives his powers from science. “He’s going to present a threat to pretty much all of the Corps,” Green Lantern writer Robert Venditti says. Red Lanterns writer Soule says he likes the fact that the character is literally larger than life.

Soule prompts the panel to give a little information on what the “Lights Out” story is about. “Relic basically has this theory. It was a theory that was debunked.” “There’s a reason it’s called ‘Lights Out,'” Soule says. “There’s a big problem with the lights. Relic has a theory as to why that’s happening and a plan to solve everything,” but the Corps sees it differently.

“One of the things that we wanted to do as new writers on these titles was to use this crossover to reconfigure some of your preconceptions on where these stories can go,” Soule says, citing Guy Gardner as a Red Lantern as an example.

“Everything we’re doing, whether it’s immediately obvious or not, is leading to [‘Lights Out’],” Venditti says, with much of the payoff becoming obvious as of Villains Month.

Series writer Van Jensen on Green Lantern Corps #24: “It’s really seeing the impact of Relic’s attack on the Corps.” He says he’s having a lot of moments where he “can’t believe” what he just wrote. “After ‘Lights Out’ comes out, you can’t say that we didn’t take some big chances with this book.”

Venditti points out that he, Jensen and Soule are all pretty new to DC readers, and that “Lights Out” is a major way for the writers to introduce themselves to fans. Soule says some “gigantic things” are going to happen that, if fans heard what they were now, they’d think they were crazy.

Green Lantern Corps artist Bernard Chang talks up the fact pace of “Lights Out,” and says “there’s a lot of character play going on,” including new recruits to the Corps. “I want people to read the books and gain a sense of emotion as you’re flipping through the pages,” Chang adds.

On Green Lantern: New Guardians, artist Brad Walker says he likes how Kyle Rayner, as the only White Lantern, is now once again “a corps of one,” as he was when he was introduced. “He’s got a level of power that he’s not really aware of, and he’s kind of discovering it as he goes along. He’s going to work that whole spectrum.”

Relic appears first in New Guardians. “He recognizes the light spectrum, and he has interest in it, and he operates as a scientist does, and immediately starts experimenting on everything around him.”

Venditti says Relic “weaponize science” for his own purposes. “His technology is advanced to a level that probably even the Lantern Corps hasn’t experienced,” Walker says. “It’s from a different world. It’s growth-based more so than being built.” To that end, Walker enjoys not being bound to the laws of the real world. “You can draw a ship that bubbles and bulges in a disgusting manner.”

Soule on Red Lanterns: “Red Lanterns is the book that features Guy Gardner. In Red Lanterns #21, he was assigned on an undercover mission to see what was going on in the Reds. You can’t be a Red Lantern unless you’re really fired up, and in doing so, Guy Gardner went too far, and he got so mad that he beat the leader of the Red Lanterns to death.” Soule says Gardner will thus not be sure what he wants to do next, or if he wants to stay a Red Lantern.

“Charles is doing such a great job with Guy Gardner,” Venditti says. “In Red Lanterns #22, I think Charles has set the bar for the best line of dialogue from the new creative team so far.” Soule says he wasn’t sure the line would be approved until the last-minute.

October’s Green Lantern Annual #2, out Oct. 23, will open up new plotlines and “the next longform story arc of what the Green Lantern books are going to be,” Venditti says.

Audience Q&A time. “What about Alan Scott? I know he’s in Earth 2.” Harras says Scott has his own story going on in Earth 2 to watch out for.

The Entities will be a part of the stories the current creative teams have planned.

Sinestro in the near future? “Can’t talk about that,” Venditti replies.

New Guardians will have more of a focus on Kyle than the “color team,” Walker says, but those characters could still appear. “I think it’s nice to have a book where he’s the star. Having those characters not constantly be on a team together lets us focus on Kyle.”

There are plans for Saint Walker. “He definitely has a storyline, it’s going to carry forward post-‘Lights Out,'” Venditti says.

What does the panel like about the Green Lantern mythos? For Venditti, it’s the high-concept of cops in space. Soule likes the hard sci-fi aspects. Jensen enjoys the imagination that can be deployed with using the rings. Walker likes how it’s “Star Wars meets superheroes.” Chang: “Design and emotion. I’m an emotional guy.”

Walker says he’s not sure if there’s a White Lantern oath, and he’ll ask New Guardians series writer Justin Jordan (not on the panel) about it.

A young fan asks if there are any new Earth-based Lanterns on the way, and if there’s a new Green Lantern movie coming. (“I know a lot of people say that movie sucks,” he says, “But give them a second chance.”) The panel jokes off the movie question, and answers that they don’t want to reveal anything yet about possible new Lanterns.

Will there be more “intimate,” Earth-based stories for Hal Jordan? “Definitely,” Venditti says — he’s a long-term planner, and that’s in the works — but for right now, the future is dealing with outer space conflicts

So that’s it from the Green Lantern panel at SDCC. No mention of a new book (yet) and we will have to see what our favorite corps will be up to leading up to October and the “Lights Out” event.

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SDCC ’13: Get ups, goings-on and guest stars

Credits: Legendary / Facebook
Credits: Legendary / Facebook

SDCC ’13: Get ups, goings-on and guest stars

Early lines were not just amassing around San Diego Convention Center’s ushering entrance on Thursday. Because the prop-themed convention foyer had its rows upon rows while party thematic events had their own carpet roll out queues.

All about the Comic-Con blooms out, and that means headlines from the transmedia grouping of superstars from screenplay to telescript, comics to animation cartoonists.

The first half of SDCC ’13 is almost at its zenith, check out some of what makes it so spectacular to be there – so sensational follow its goings-on.

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Seven Ways to discover ‘The Hunger Games’ at San Diego Comic Con

Creditrs: Lionsgate
Creditrs: Lionsgate

Seven Ways to discover ‘The Hunger Games’ at San Diego Comic Con

San Diego Comic Con has officially begun, and if you’re a Hunger Games fan checking out the madness, there are a few key things you’ll want to see while you’re there.

Yes, there is a Catching Fire panel taking place on Saturday, which will include the unveiling of a brand-new trailer. But that’s not all that’s going on this weekend. There are other panels that will spotlight Catching Fire, plus a decked-out booth and some nice little giveaways.

 

Check out the list above for a complete look at everything Catching Fire-related that’s happening at Comic Con.

 

And if you’re interested in more panels relating to young adult lit, Hypable has a list of YA Comic Con highlights worth perusing.

 

Lionsgate has been building the hype to Comic Con with the release of eleven new Quarter Quell character posters, and a new still image from the Reaping scene with Katniss, Effie, and Peeta.

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Guests and online trailer info revealed for ‘Catching Fire’ Comic-Con panel

Creditrs: Lionsgate
Creditrs: Lionsgate

Guests and online trailer info revealed for ‘Catching Fire’ Comic-Con panel

Lionsgate has finally announced which stars from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will appear at their panel at San Diego Comic Con this Saturday.

Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Lenny Kravitz, Jeffrey Wright, and Willow Shields will all be on hand, along with director Francis Lawrence.

Besides discussing the movie and answering questions, the ensemble will also introduce a brand new trailer for Catching Fire.

The big question all along has been: when can fans watch the trailer online, if they’re not at Comic Con? Luckily, Yahoo! has the answer. Immediately following the debut of the trailer at Comic Con, it will be available at Yahoo! to watch. Look for it starting at 1:35pm (PT) on Saturday, July 20th.

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Bound for SDCC ’13: Thor and Captain America in concept art

Credits: Marvel.com
Credits: Marvel.com

Bound for SDCC ’13: Thor and Captain America in concept art

At San Diego Comic Con, the twin majors that forefront film highlights and comic book enthusiasm gets one unique convergence thanks to Marvel Enterprises.

Marvel Studios releases images of concept art from two upcoming sequels. “Thor: The Dark World” and “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” are the central focuses for two pieces: one that spotlights a Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Chris Evans as Captain America in a bout against Bucky Barnes, the likeness of actor Sebastian Stan.

These images will be available in print at the Marvel booth during the San Diego Comic Con, which is less than a week from the door opening.

Ryan Meinerding drew this most recent concept art in connection to “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”. Meinerding drew the concept art on the first “Captain America: First Avenger”.

For “Thor: The Dark World”, Charlie Wen plies his professional talent to showcase a Thor amidst a maelstrom of lighting. Wen has been on the visual development of “Iron Man 3” along with spotlighting the initial “Thor” movie.

The SDCC exclusive posters are available starting on July 18.

“Thor: The Dark World” opens in theaters this Nov. 8.

“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” will premiere in 2014 on April 4.

(Marvel.com)

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