#SDCC ’16 Special Guest Ben Hatke Talks About His Work, His Eisner Nomination, and Publisher First Second

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By: Nicholas Eskey During this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, writer and artist Ben Hatke is spending time with publisher First Second to help commemorate their 20th anniversary. Fortunately for me, I got a chance to sit down with Ben in the hot San Diego sun and take some time from his already busy dance card. […]

SDCC ’16 Cast Interview: NBC’s ‘Powerless’ “fills in the blanks of the comic books”

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NBC brought SDCC-goers a sneak peak at Powerless, a hybrid of a workplace comedy and a DC superhero show, in a special preview night screening. The comedy involves a group of non-superpowered characters living in the DC universe and working at an insurance agency, cleverly dubbed RetCon Insurance Co. In addition to the more traditional relationships […]

SDCC ’16: Wonders, Marvels, and Magic: A Photo Diary of a Saturday in Hall H

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While Thursday and Friday’s offerings in the convention center’s biggest exhibit space focused more on television and other areas of interest, it was Saturday where the two 800lb gorillas of SDCC took the spotlight. Saturday’s crowd began to enter the 6,500 seat room around 10 am, with the majority of those early attendees opting to […]

SDCC ’16: New Poster and Trailer Seek to Conjure Magic for ‘Doctor Strange’

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November sees the launch of Marvel’s Doctor Strange, putting Benedict Cumberbatch into the Marvel Universe for the first time. At the studio’s Hall H event last night at SDCC, hosted by Chris Hardwick, the cast came out to unveil both a new poster and trailer for the movie. Both place their main emphasis on the effects, […]

SDCC’16: Warner Brothers Offers A Record 18 Different Official Comic-Con Bags!

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For the seventh year in a row, Warner Brothers once again has the official bags for Comic-Con International! Over 135,000 bags have been produced in 18 designs, including two “mystery” designs for Suicide Squad and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.  Each bag has a flap which features a unique design, with a second graphic beneath. Secret content […]

#SDCC ’16 Batman: The Killing Joke Kills the Audience, Complete with Call from the Joker

Left to Right: Sam Liu, Brian Azzarello, Bruce Timm, Ray Wise, Tara Strong, and Kevin Conroy

By: Nicholas Eskey Those who were unfortunate enough to not be at San Diego Comic-Con’s Ballroom 20 missed out on the world premiere of the animated movie Batman: The Killing Joke. The movie is based off of the graphic novel of the same name, which has gone down as one of the most brutal Batman […]

SDCC ’16: Bryan Fuller Launches a New Ship Next January For ‘Star Trek: Discovery’

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At the end of a 50th celebration panel for Star Trek, Bryan Fuller offered a huge announcement for those in attendance: the new Star Trek TV series he’ll be showrunning next year will be called Star Trek Discovery.  A logo has been created for just this occasion, which was shared first to all those in […]