On the Scene: NYCC 2012 Day Four: Happy 50th Spider-Man!


It wouldn’t have been appropriate to hold a New York Comic Con this year without acknowledging the 50th birthday of Marvel’s flagship hero, and there was plenty of merchandise on hand from the con to commemorate it, including a tote bag, t-shirt, and sweatshirt. But Sunday’s birthday celebration was designed to be kid-inclusive while wowing […]

NYCC12: Day Four

The Lego mural, at 10:48  
As you can see, it is made of 8x8-stud tiles, each stud a single one-stud brick assembled by attendees (I did two on Thursday).
On the other side was the Lego store, and more vertical stud wall where attendees could build with bricks.  Most produced Lego-graffiti.  I went three-dimensional.

So I got to bed at Three AM (yeah, late night blogging…I lead such a glamorous life), and got out at Eight.  Napping on the subway, my subconscious woke me up at Times Square, and I had to wonder… had I slept through to Monday?  No, the crowded Sunday subway train was packed full of […]

On the Scene: NYCC 2012 Day Three: Morrison, Vaughn, Hickman Talk Shop in “The Writer’s Room”


The atmosphere waiting in line for “The Writer’s Room” panel was highly charged. Any one of these comics writers garners a massive following, but putting them together was like some kind of nexus of writing mystique. All the better if you happened to be a fan of all three, like many practically jumping up and […]

NYCC 2012 in Tweets and Instagram


Although we had to leave NYCC early because of some personal issues, it wasn’t too hard to follow along with from home! Here’s a brief recap via Twitter and Instagram of the last five days; it was the kind of show where Juanjo Guarnido, award winning artist of the Blacksad franchise, shows up and people take a while to catch on. Despite all the complaints over the emphasis on showbiz stuff, this year’s comics news dominated the show…and twitter.

NYCC: A Final Marvel & DC Cover Parade


The last day of New York Comic-Con was a day of relative peace and tranquillity, unless you were Dan Slott in which case it was a day of  being chased by an angry mob whilst cackling like Machiavelli. It’s the day when people settle down, explore the booths which haven’t sold out, get their final sketches and […]

On the Scene: NYCC 2012 Day Three: Mike Mignola in Hell


In a panel devoted to the future of the Hellboy universe, it became quite a task to distinguish between all its various parts currently in motion. But is it perpetual motion, or will it face its abrupt end with Hellboy’s descent into Hell?  After all, it seems like fate has finally had its way with […]

Rick Remender Returns to Creator-Owned Science Fiction With “Devolution”


Rick Remender is getting a lot of press these days for his part in the Marvel Now! relaunch with Uncanny Avengers and Captain America.  That’s not the only thing he’s up to, however.  Remender has a long history of doing creator-owned science fiction and horror.  Titles like Fear Agent and Sea of Red.  Remender is launching another project in his old […]

NYCC12: Day 3: It’s Getting Crazy…


Okay… again, I got up at a decent hour, and made it to the show around 11.  I made the mistake of having the taxi let me off at the curb near the Yellow entrance, and someone with a megaphone berated me.  (Hey, if that’s a problem, get the police to direct traffic.  The taxi […]