WonderCon 11: Traveling day

WonderCon? FUNdercon is more like it. Just this once, we decided to take time off at a show to chill and hang out with pals instead of running around like a maniac. Oh sure, we had our Henry Cavill sighting and late night Fix Comics talks. But the great thing about WonderCon is that you can walk the floor of the Moscone Center taking pictures of people in costumes, and buying sketchbooks from your favorite artists and watching exclusive trailer footage…and then run outside and eat or shop in a full-service, world class city, with ocean front views, tiki bar decadence and other exotic thrills a short ride ride away.

WonderCon 11: NEW Thundercats trailer debuts

This was probably the most buzzed about trailer after GREEN LANTERN at WonderCon. The new Thundercats cartoon is coming to the Cartoon Network “soon.” Producers Michael Jelenic (Batman: The Brave and the Bold) and Ethan Spaulding (Avatar: The Last Airbender), art director Dan Norton and voice actor Larry Kenney took part in a panel. Kenney — who voiced Lion-O in the original but is playing Claudus in the new one — stole the show with some bawdy comments.

Conte closes print brokering company to become a retailer

Industry veteran Robert V. Conte has long been a behind-the-scenes comics player as owner of Chikara Entertainment, a print broker and book packager who helped with the shift to cheaper Chinese printing, which has allowed many of the lavish but affordable comics reprint series currently available. Conte has announced he’s shutting down his business to spend more time with his family. However, he’ll stay in the comics world as part owner (with Gary Esposito) of several retail concerns, Brooklyn Comics & More and Manhattan Comics & More, Inc. The latter took over the Cosmic Comics spot on 23rd St.