SD09: Who are the people who really matter?

As we walk around and read our email and check Twitter tag #sdcc, maybe it’s just because of the explosion of the social networking, but this year, like no other, it seems comics have been left sitting by the side of the road waiting to get a ride to the big show. Of course it […]

Right now at the show

§ One of several posts we’ve seen Twittered purporting to be First Images from Comic Con 09 Floor!! § The authors urged us to blog this post from the SF Weekly on 10 Must See Panels at Comic-Con 2009 and we’ll oblige because several of them are actually about comics!

News and notes from around

Some things you really should read! § The A.V. Club tackles 21 artists who changed mainstream comics (for better or worse) , and posting this before SDCC means there will always be something to talk about at cocktail parties. Seriously, it’s great to see Carl Barks on the list–Barks and the funny comics tradition in […]

San Diego Day -1

Been on the ground for a while, following a flight that was jammed with Comic-Con personnel…many of them unknown to me, and working for street teams and book publishers and so on. Well, even The Beat can’t keep track of 125,000 people. By pure chance, our row on the plane included the charming John Nee, […]

JetBlue Con begins!

JetBlue’s direct flights to San Diego are popular amongst the comics crowd headed to con and we’re on the 9:40 am. Unfortunately, it’s delayed, and we’re stuck at the gate while they put in a new onboard computer. HOWEVER, the Wi-Fi from the terminal reaches all the way out here! For the first time ever, […]

EXCLUSIVE: Disney's Prince of Persia: Sands of Time GN

A few people noted that San Diego’s schedule included a Disney Press panel that included Jordan Mechner, creator of the acclaimed Prince of Persia video game series, and such comics folk as Todd McFarlane. While some might have connected the dots already, we can officially confirm that Disney will be publishing a PRINCE OF PERSIA; […]

Levin acquires Terry Moore's ECHO

Variety reports that a bunch of new comic book movie deals are on their way, and first out of the gate is Terry Moore’s SF tale ECHO, which has been acquired in a six figure deal by Lloyd Levin, who produced WATCHMEN. “Echo” tells the story of a photographer who is preoccupied with her personal […]

SD09: Creators who's what

Okay, quick links to people you may want to see. All kinds of exclusives and news stuff…clink links! § James Jean and his new Kindling book will be at the Chronicle booth. § Zuda Comics §Paul Dini § Greg Rucka § Bryan Lee O’Malley § Colleen Coover § Hope Larson § David Malki Mark Texiera […]

SD09: Archie Comics

Archie doesn’t have a booth, but they have lots of stuff going on: See Archie Creators at the following Panels:  Thursday, July 23 11:30-12:30 Archie Comics: Archie Marries Veronica— It’s the wedding of the century, but that is just the start, with plenty of surprise announcements about the future of Archie Comics, including the latest […]