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SDCC 2017 stuff (announcements, comic gossip, cosplay, etc.)


#21

Top news from SDCC weekend for me:

Comics

  • Frank Miller & JR jr on Superman: Year One

  • Grant Morrison & Chris Burnham on Arkham Asylum 2

  • Grant Morrison & Yanick Paquette on Wonder Woman: Earth One

  • Alan Moore & Kevin O’Neill on LoEG v.4: The Tempest

Movies

  • Thor: Ragnarok trailer

  • Avengers: Infinity War details

  • Justice League trailer

  • Spawn movie deal

TV

  • Doctor Who: Twice Upon A Time trailer

  • Stranger Things season two trailer (I must finish the first soon)

  • Westworld season two trailer


#22

I can’t help but feel the Arkham Asylum 2 is a bit of a branding con. From all the commentary it is just a continuation of their recent Batman run.

Which is okay really as for me the appeal of the original book was 90% McKean’s painting.


#23

I agree, especially given the description of the story.

I guess DC are just cashing in on the name, and Arkham Asylum is a pretty high-profile name. Between the recent Dark Knight sequel and all the Watchmen stuff it feels like they’re being a little more aggressive in exploiting these established properties lately.


#24

No Marvel comic news is eye opening.

The Spawn movie sounds horrible. McFarlane going full Captain Ahab.


#25

On my list, or in general?

I haven’t closely followed Marvel for quite a while now and didn’t hear anything over this weekend to particularly excite me.


#26

Actually compared to the last couple of years any comics news was surprising, they tend to skip it.
Maybe for good reason, the Miller Superman story was over a day old before it made its way here and everyone was sharing movie trailers within 2 minutes of them being posted on Youtube.


#27

Marvel had several panels didn’t they? The House of Ideas just didn’t seem to have many ideas.

Crazy though that the biggest comic news is a retelling book by two guys in their 60’s.


#28

Panels can just as easily be Q and A chat as news. I did read through the summary of the Cup o Joe one. The only ‘news’ was Miracleman is still in the works for new material but delayed as Buckingham is working slowly and redrawing some Silver Age bits.


#29

I heard tell DiDio and Lee did a “the sky is falling” panel about the end of comics as we know them. I’m sure that encouraged the comics fans.


#30

The sky is falling. I’ve been saying so for the last couple of years.


#31

So what we have here is a fairy tale problem.

When does the Boy Who Cried Wolf become Chicken Little?

Who listens to Cassandra?


#32

Didn’t get my Legion of Superheroes announcement. Just going to sulk and bitch all summer. Jerks.


#33

Rodney…

Possibly a reference that only British and Irish people will get.


#34

I certainly did not! :smiley:


#35

You say that now, but did you not hear about next year’s Superboy & the Legion of Super-Heroes panels?

Keith Giffen, Paul Levitz, Jim Shooter, Mark Waid and Tom King, in a panel discussion, moderated by the ghost of Otto Binder?

Followed by the exclusive announcement of the LoSH return to DC continuity in a weekly series, co-written by Jonathan Hickman and Tom King?


#36

I assume you’ve already had some responses downthread that I’ve not read yet, but I think there been some pretty exciting announcements this year.

I do wish it was more comic focussed though.
The movies and tv stuff is all a bit ‘meh’ for me. It’s hit saturaction point there and it’s all got a bit hit and miss.
Once you’ve seen a whole bunch of the shows and movies there’s no longer a buzz about seeing your favourite characters on tv and it just boils down to whether it’s going to be any good or not.

Rarely is a comic book show or movie amoung my favourites for the year.


#37