Adventure Time overwhelms SDCC '12 with cuteness

Check out Adventure Time creator Pendleton Ward signing comics for the kiddies at San Diego Comic Con

Walking Dead #100 best selling comic of the century with 383,612 

As predicted, THE WALKING DEAD #100 has smashed records, with 383,612 in initial orders. Published with 13 variant covers, this issue of the popular comic is the best selling comic since 1997’s THE DARKNESS #11. Details in the PR:

SDCC 2012: Axel Spells It Out — Marvel Now Is Business As Usual, Just With More #1s

I suspect part of the rhetoric is an attempt to differentiate Marvel Now from the New 52, but in a video interview with Newsarama, Marvel EIC Axel Alonso sure does make it sounds like the only changes happening are fallout from AVX.

SDCC12: Watchtower: Weekend Edition

The latest linkage from Comic-Con!

SDCC: Bleeding Alliance of Beat Reporters

By Alexander Ané For those who don’t know, the Bleeding Alliance of Beat Reporters is four of the biggest names in comic book journalism in one panel held during Thursday evening of San Diego Comic-Con and moderated by another big name in comics journalism, Douglas Wolk. Andy Khouri of Comics Alliance, Rich Johnston of Bleeding […]

SDCC 2012: Wait you guys! There's still a Spider-Man panel!

Marvel confirm Minimum Carnage, reveal the cover for Amazing Spider-Man #700, and celebrate KellySue DeConnick at SDCC

Ice Age Tops Spider-Man At The Pre-Dark Knight Box Office

While worlds of comics and movies were all in San Diego, the rest of the country still thought about going to movies. The latest Ice Age made a solid, if not spectacular, with $46M. Easy pickings for the only major release of the week. Here are the weekend estimates, according to Box Office Mojo:

SDCC 12: The cartoonists — and everyone else — go home

It’s windup day here. All the glittering art displays and carnivals are being taken down; everyone has gone home but the poor cast of Fringe, who were left behind to cover the retreat. And the comicos are also joining the caravan to the north and east.

We’ll have a lot more to say in the days to come but today is a crucial day for the future of comics at Comic-Con. Most everyone we talked to among the comics publishers and artists told us this has been a slow show for sales. People who were sold out by Saturday at HeroesCon are sitting on stacks of books. We don’t doubt that some people are doing well, but whereas in past years SDCC was definitely the biggest sales show of the year—justifying the enormous costs of attending — if booth sales slow, the exodus of comics talent may continue.

SDCC 12: Bill Willingham won't be back to Comic-Con

The 2012 Convention is winding up and news about who will attend next year is starting to emerge.

SDCC: Kickstarter Changes Comics

By Alexander Añé Saturday afternoon Jimmy Palmiotti introduced the panelists, Cindy Au, Vijaya Iver, and Batton Lash, for Kickstarter Changes Comics. Paul Levitz was originally to introduce the panel but he was not in attendance and so Jimmy carried the show more than well enough. The premise for the panel is to help instruct potential […]

SDCC 2012: Saturday Summary

Trying to keep up with all the Comicon News and Announcements? It’s fast and furious (the convention, not the movie). Here are the links for the Saturday stories from morning to evening.