NYCC 10 Party Poop — Thursday and Friday — UPDATED

Wow, this is going to be a VERY crowded schedule! There are a ton of things to do throughout New York Comic-Con and no matter what you choose, you’re sure to get a little cultural edification, whether it’s comics of Kirby Krackle. There are so many events and parties we had to slit this into two. We’ll have Saturday’s line-up later on.

Arcana acquires Devils Due characters

Via PR, Arcana, publisher of such titles as Banzai Girl and Gearhead, has acquired a bunch of characters from the library of Devils Due Publishing, including Mercy Sparx, Defex and Breakdown.

DDP has been floundering of late, with late payment to creators, problems with Diamond and a reduced or nonexistent publishing schedule. The titles sold represent most of the original IP developed at the company by publisher/owner Josh Blaylock. Devils Due’s most successful original series, hack/slash moved to Image in March; most of their other recent publications were licensed — Spartacus — or parody — Barack the Barbarian.

To Do Tonight: Haspiel and Lockpez at Book Court

Please come see Inverna Lockpez and I read an exclusive excerpt from our new graphic novel, CUBA: MY REVOLUTION [published by Vertigo], at Book Court on Wednesday, October 6th at 7pm sharp, located at 163 Court Street [between Pacific and Dean], Brooklyn, NY.

Tonight To Do: Vanessa Davis at The Strand

Vanessa Davis’ new book, Make Me A Woman will confirm her spot as one of the leading cartoonists and humorists of her generation. No story is too painful to tell-like how much she enjoyed fat camp-nor too personal-like her stories of growing up Jewish in Florida. Using her sweet but biting wit, Davis effortlessly carves […]

Tonight To Do: Nathan Fox and Jeromy Cox at Bergen Street Comics

Please join us on Wednesday, October 6th at 8pm – we are thrilled to host the mind-blowingly talented Nathan Fox (Pigeons from Hell, DMZ, Zodiac, and more), and the multiple Eisner & Harvey Award nominated colorist Jeromy Cox (Amazing Spiderman, Promethea, Mage, DMZ, and more) for the Brooklyn launch party of Fluorescent Black, the visually […]

Help save Steve Rude's house by buying great art

Want to buy some of the best comics art available anywhere and do a good deed, too?

Tom Spurgeon has details of artist Steve Rude’s efforts to raise money to prevent foreclosure on his house. Rude is running a bunch of auctions at bargain prices. Rude is a much-beloved comics creator who is among the premiere artists of his generation and this is no charity but the chance to own some iconic art that will only increase in value.

NYCC 10: Conan's hints

Click for a larger, printable version — do it Conan’s way!

Tales of Snyder, Aronofsky, Siegel, Shuster and superheroes

Did Zack Snyder get the Superman gig because he’s the only director in town who could get the baggage-heavy franchise back in production before 2011? That’s what Claude Brodesser-Akner is reporting over at Vulture. And why 2011? It’s not because of the Mayan calendar, but rather a deadline of another sort. Based on their filings for copyright reversion (which Warner Bros. has pulled out every trick in the book to stop) the Siegel family will regain control of their half of Superman in 2013, with the Joe Shuster heirs expected to get theirs back soon after. So a movie has to get made before then.

NYCC 10: Image Comics #1647

As you might expect, Image has a huge presence at this year’s show with Todd McFarlane, Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen and Jim Valentino — just to name partners at the show.

NYCC 10: Com.x #1769

Com.x, a small publisher with some top talent, has a few things cooking for the show.

NYCC 10: Top Cow #2129

As usual, Top Cow has some cool variant editions, including one of their best-selling ARTIFACTS mini series.

NYCC 10: IDW #2115

IDW debuts at New York Comic Con and the new book The Outfit by Darwyn Cooke is already one of the buzz books.

NYCC 10: First Second — #2314

Jane Yolen, Matt Madden, and Faith Erin Hicks are just a few of the fine authors signing at the First Second booth.

MYCC 10: Archie Comics #2309

Dozen of creators and many Kids’ DAy activities highlight Archie’s extensive schedule for NYCC 10. Archie Comics is at New York Comic Con 2010, bigger and better than ever! Archie Comics is celebrating its biggest presence at New York Comic Con with non-stop signings and by teaming up with the organizers of Kids’ Comics Con […]

NYCC 10: Todd McFarlane, Greg Capullo and Curt Schilling

It is worth running this press release jut to run this graphic. Events include a signing at the NY Toys ‘r’ Us at 7 pm on Friday.

NYCC 10: Terminal Press and Elite Gudz #2883

The Cultyard pavilion of designer toys and other cool collectibles will be the a place to get your style on. Here’s what’s going on from TErminal Press and Elite Gudz