#SDCC ’16 First Second’s Gene Luen Yang: The National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

Gene Luen Yang: National Ambassador for Young People's Literature at SDCC '16

By: Nicholas Eskey As one of the most influential graphic novel publishers in the United States, First Second is proud to celebrate 2016 as their their 10-year anniversary. Known for publishing noteworthy stories that also spark conversations, the publisher also does well with making strong connections with their writers and artists. One such writer is […]

SDCC’16: Watchtower Roundup: Slouching Towards Gomorrah, We Stop and Pick Up Swag

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Okay… we’re straightening up here at the Undisclosed Location in Brooklyn (where I spent the weekend dog/house sitting… mmmm…. air conditioning…), and here are the remnants of reports from Comic-Con. It’s been a crazy five days, with lots of Zeitgeists in the air, but we’ll leave that to our crack ground crew who surfed the panel […]

SDCC’16: The cast and creators of INJUSTICE 2 talk about returning to the world of hero vs. hero Kombat

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  The first Injustice: Gods Among Us was a game-changing look at how a mainstream audience could see DC Comics characters. It took a fighting game developed by the makers of Mortal Kombat to do something even DC movies haven’t been able to do: get the bigger audience to buy into dark versions of the […]

SDCC’16: David Mack talks travels, Tyler Durden, and what Kabuki looks like 20 years later.

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As a kid, reading comics in the 90’s was mostly about appreciating pretty pictures drawn by the likes of guys like Jim Lee. As an adult, reading comics became about an engaging story written by the likes of guys like Brian Michael Bendis. Today’s audience, juvenile or adult, has the advantage of creators who are […]

SDCC ’16: Teen Titans Go! – It gets weirder

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Teen Titans Go! has been entertaining fans for three seasons. It continues to make audiences laugh by taking the beloved characters from the original Teen Titans series, which at times took on a serious tone, and putting them in ridiculous storylines.

During interviews at SDCC this year, the cast members and producers chatted about the absurdity and humor of the show, and why audiences need it now more than ever.

SDCC’16: Slayer came to Comic-Con and left us feeling Repentless

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Ten years ago it wouldn’t have even been conceivable to bring names like Metallica, GWAR, or Tom Morello to San Diego Comic-Con. As the movie studios, game publishers, and money took over the entire city from the convention center through the Gaslamp it quickly became a magnet for everything that transcended genres of pop culture. […]

SDCC’16: Gail Simone throws readers back to the wolves in SURVIVING MEGALOPOLIS

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Certain writers have a knack for capturing the voice of their own gender, then there are some who’ve mastered character voice altogether. No one is a better example of this than writer Gail Simone. Whether it was the warrior of Wonder Woman or the dweeb that is Millhouse, Simone is probably the best of the […]

SDCC’16: Disney Announces the First Marvel Ride in California!

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With the announcement of Star Wars Land last year at the D23 Expo, fans have been wondering… When will Disney start adding new attractions featuring Marvel’s popular characters to their theme parks? Unlike Disney World, Disneyland is not constrained by Universal’s contract with Marvel regarding their Islands of Adventure rides and exclusive use of certain characters. Disneyland […]

SDCC ’16: The Eisners and 21 must-listen panels in audio

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As usual, brave Jamie Coville has recorded the Eisner Award ceremony and 21 other panels (one or two with me on it) for your listening pleasure. These all sound pretty amazing, from Paul Gulacy to We Need Diverse Comics to Emily Carroll.

And for an added bonus, listen to the Eisner Awards for th immortal “Macabre” moment that none who were present will EVER forget.