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.

§ Penny Arcade has moved to Del Rey.

§ Robert Kirkman and Todd McFarlane are teaming on a new book for Image.

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.”

§ In other news: Christian Bale has apologized and come out of this whole thing better than ever.

§ 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?”


  1. thanks for the round up so far.
    Batwoman looks great – I’ll be getting that. The DC nation panel was crap, other than smart @ss and condesending comments ( I read newsarama).
    I think Karen Berger is a great asset to DC/Vertigo. Lots of diversity in their range, and innovative ways to bring new readers in over the years (cheap volume 1 trades – or all, the cheap $5 multi trade – 5 x first issues…etc)- and now this. She really thinks outside the box.

  2. Faust, if you didn’t sit through the panel, there is no way you can say it was crap. No. Way. Dood.

    It may well have been crap, but I highly doubt it. I would bet the 95% or more of the people who attended that panel were happy with its presentation.

  3. That Jim McCann moment was pretty funny, especially when you looked around at all the people who clearly had no clue what on earth he was talking about.