Various news bites from news sites at the show:
§ Greg Rucka’s and J.H. Williams’s BATWOMAN arc will appear in DETECTIVE. The story was previewed in the con program book and at Newsarama.
¶ Lots of Vertigo news from the Vertigo panel, including:
¶ A Peter Milligan resurgence, with a run on HELLBLAZER and a new original series, GREEK STREET, with artist Davide Gianfelice, about myths and London.
¶ Other new titles: THE UNWRITTEN by Mike Carey and Peter Gross about a man whose father based a famous character on him.
¶ DAYTRIPPER, a new ten-issue series by Fabio Moon and Gabriel Bá.
¶ BANG TANGO is a new book by Joe Kelly and Adrian Sibar about a mobster who becomes a tango dancer.
¶ New graphic novels:
GONE TO AMERIKAY, an Irish generational saga, by Derek McCulloch and Colleen Doran.
CUBA: ONE STORY by Inverna Lockpez and Dean Haspiel, a fictional memoir about life in revolutionary Cuba.
HOW TO UNDERSTAND ISRAEL IN SIXTY DAYS OR LESS, the story of a young woman’s birthright journey, by Sarah Glidden.
LUNA PARK by best-selling novelist Kevin Baker and Danijel Zezelj.
¶ In addition, Vertigo will test $1 first issues and jump on points, including GREEK STREET, the UNWRITTEN and AIR #7. “We’re trying to get as many people to read our monthlies. We know a lot of people will just wait for the trade, and that’s great, but it will help us a lot if people buy the monthlies too,” according to Karen Berger.
Robert Kirkman and Todd McFarlane present the new monthly series “Haunt.” Written by the pair with layouts by longtime “Spawn” artist Greg Capullo, pencils by “Invincible” penciler Ryan Ottley and inks and covers by McFarlane, the series formally announced today at the New York Comic Con promises a combination of superhero action, horror comic tones and espionage twists.
§ MTV News reports that a POWERS pilot is in the works:
“‘Powers’ is in active development as a pilot at FX,” Bendis told MTV. “I just handed in a draft to the network and we’re getting our notes from the network as soon as this thing is over. So next week I’ll get the notes, and as long as they don’t involve sock puppets and some sort of orgy scene that I’m not interested in, then hopefully it will go in the right direction.”
§ Finally, the con’s WTF moment::
A female fan offered to sit on [Jim] McCann’s lap if he let her write a Marvel book. “You offer *me* a lap dance? Everybody knows me, riiight?”