SDCC Legendary Comics with The Beat, Frank Miller’s Holy Terror, Matt Wagner’s Tower Chronicles & Paul Pope’s PulpHope

MacDonald chaired a Comic-Con panel on Legendary Comics, the new comic book offshoot of movie powerhouse Legendary Pictures.

SDCC Creator-owned Image Comics: Kirkman’s Album, Chaykin’s Black Kiss II, Vaughan’s Saga & Hickman’s The Manhattan Projects and Secret

At Image’s Creator-Owned panel, Image did what Image does best – original books by independent creators. Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard will be releasing a series of original graphic novels called Album.

Studio Coffee Run SDCC Saturday: Walking Dead and True Blood teasers, J.J. Abrams’ Alcatraz pilot etc.

Where’s Merle Dixon? That’s the question AMCTV is posing to Comic Con attendees at The Walking Dead booth. Con-goers can also pose for a shot with an eerilly life-like wax figure of everyone’s favorite racist meth-head and potential zombie convert (or possible governer elect?), Merle Dixon. Series director and producer Frank Darabont announced at the panel yesterday that Season 2 […]

SDCC Viz Announces Multiplatform Digital Comics Site

Manga publisher Viz has just announced, a digital comics site which immediately went live during the con. Viz’s wide variety of manga titles are now available there in an array of digital formats, with first chapters available free, and first volumes available at 40% off for the first month.

The Watchtower: Comic-Con — The Spectacle

Showing, not telling, as I post selected photos from around the Web.

The Watchtower: Coffee Break — Marvel Teaser Ads

Normally, a lot of teaser ads are well planned and nice to look at, but not really worthy of much thought or memory. These really caught my eye, due to the great design. These are worthy of framing, and I hope Marvel will make them available either as freebies at conventions, or (better yet) via their print store.

The Watchtower: Comic-Con — Will Eisner Comic Awards Hall of Fame 2011 Inductees

Here are the biographies of the 2011 inductees into the Will Eisner Comic Awards Hall of Fame, found at:

SDCC11: How would YOU like to pact with Stan Lee and MTV?

All around the world, everyone is pacting with Stan Lee! From Japanese jpop sensation Yoshiki to Pamela Anderson to Boom! Studios to Morgan Spurlock, everyone had done it becuase it’s so fun! The legendary Man is the king of pacting — he’s got deals in place with just about every entity out there.

And now you can win your OWN chance to pact with Stan Lee via MTV, which is holding a talent search for creators to work with lee on a NEW series, THE SEEKERS.

MTV Geek, the news site/comics portal is announcing their new comics content this morning, including The Seekers. Other new comics properties include SEPTEMBER MOURNING with M Lazar, a music/comics hybrid. And also two more tarditional webcomics: Divination, written by Eisner nominee Val Staples and Gina Iorio and illustrated by Julia Laud, and Department P.U.L.P. by Tony Lee and Dan Boultwood.

SDCC Friday Indies: Red Tide, Mondo, Star Wars, The Massive, McGyver, Sixth Gun & More

Friday at San Diego Comic-Con has brought a boatload of indie comics news. Here’s a quick run down of the highlights: At the Image panel, it was revealed that Ted McKeever will be doing a new comic called Mondo for Image Comics. Landry Walker and Eric Jones, creators of Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures in the Eighth Grade, will create Danger Club, a new non-family friendly comic, for Image.