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Will Eisner AwardsThe Eisner Awards honor the best in comic books and the sequential arts. The awards will be given out in a gala ceremony on Friday, July 25 during Comic-Con International: San Diego.

Best Short Story
  • “Go Owls,” by Adrian Tomine, in Optic Nerve #13 (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • “Mars to Stay,” by Brett Lewis and Cliff Chiang, in Witching Hour (DC)
  • “Seaside Home,” by Josh Simmons, in Habit #1 (Oily)
  • “Untitled,” by Gilbert Hernandez, in Love and Rockets: New Stories #6 (Fantagraphics)
  • “When Your House Is Burning Down, You Should Brush Your Teeth,” by Matthew Inman, theoatmeal.com/comics/house
Best Single Issue (or One-Shot)
  • Demeter, by Becky Cloonan (self-published)
  • Hawkeye #11: “Pizza Is My Business,” by Matt Fraction and David Aja (Marvel)
  • Love and Rockets: New Stories #6, by Gilbert Hernandez and Jaime Hernandez (Fantagraphics)
  • Viewotron #2, by Sam Sharpe (self-published)
  • Watson and Holmes #6, by Brandon Easton, and N. Steven Harris (New Paradigm Studios)
Best Continuing Series
  • East of West, by Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta (Image)
  • Hawkeye, by Matt Fraction and David Aja (Marvel)
  • Nowhere Men, by Eric Stephenson and Nate Bellegarde (Image)
  • Saga, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Image)
  • Sex Criminals, by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky (Image)
Best Limited Series
  • The Black Beetle: No Way Out, by Francesco Francavilla (Dark Horse)
  • Colder, by Paul Tobin and Juan Ferreyra (Dark Horse)
  • 47 Ronin, by Mike Richardson and Stan Sakai (Dark Horse)
  • Trillium, by Jeff Lemire (Vertigo/DC)
  • The Wake, by Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy (Vertigo/DC)
Best New Series
  • High Crimes, by Christopher Sebela and Ibrahim Moustafa (Monkeybrain)
  • Lazarus, by Greg Rucka and Michael Lark (Image)
  • Rat Queens, by Kurtis J. Wiebe and Roc Upchurch (Image/Shadowline)
  • Sex Criminals, by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky (Image)
  • Watson and Holmes, by Karl Bollers, Rick Leonardi, Paul Mendoza et al. (New Paradigm Studios)
Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 7)
  • Benjamin Bear in Bright Ideas, by Philippe Coudray (TOON Books)
  • The Big Wet Balloon, by Liniers (TOON Books)
  • Itty Bitty Hellboy, by Art Baltazar and Franco (Dark Horse)
  • Odd Duck, by Cecil Castellucci and Sara Varon  (First Second)
  • Otto’s Backwards Day, by Frank Cammuso (with Jay Lynch) (TOON Books)
Best Publication for Kids (ages 8-12)
  • The Adventures of Superhero Girl, by Faith Erin Hicks (Dark Horse)
  • Hilda and the Bird Parade, by Luke Pearson (Nobrow)
  • Jane, the Fox, and Me, by Fanny Britt and Isabelle Arsenault (Groundwood)
  • The Lost Boy, by Greg Ruth (Graphix/Scholastic)
  • Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard, vol. 2, edited by David Petersen, Paul Morrissey, and Rebecca Taylor (Archaia/BOOM!)
  • Star Wars: Jedi Academy, by Jeffrey Brown (Scholastic)
Best Publication for Teens (ages 13-17)
  • Battling Boy, by Paul Pope (First Second)
  • Bluffton: My Summers with Buster, by Matt Phelan (Candlewick)
  • Boxers and Saints, by Gene Luen Yang (First Second)
  • Dogs of War, by Sheila Keenan and Nathan Fox (Graphix/Scholastic)
  • March (Book One), by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell (Top Shelf)
  • Templar, by Jordan Mechner, LeUyen Pham, and Alex Puviland (First Second)
Best Humor Publication
  • The Adventures of Superhero Girl, by Faith Erin Hicks (Dark Horse)
  • The Complete Don Quixote, by Miguel de Cervantes and Rob Davis (SelfMadeHero)
  • The (True!) History of Art, by Sylvain Coissard and Alexis Lemoine (SelfMadeHero)
  • Vader’s Little Princess, by Jeffrey Brown (Chronicle)
  • You’re All Just Jealous of My Jetpack, by Tom Gauld (Drawn & Quarterly)
Best Anthology
  • Dark Horse Presents, edited by Mike Richardson (Dark Horse)
  • Nobrow #8: Hysteria, edited by Sam Arthur and Alex Spiro (Nobrow)
  • Outlaw Territory, edited by Michael Woods (Image)
  • Smoke Signal, edited by Gabe Fowler (Desert Island)
  • Thrilling Adventure Hour, by Ben Acker, Ben Blacker et al. (Archaia/BOOM!)
Best Digital/Webcomic
Best Reality-Based Work
  • A Bag of Marbles, by Joseph Joffo, Kris, and Vincent Bailly (Graphic Universe/Lerner)
  • The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story, by Vivek J. Tiwary, Andrew C. Robinson, and Kyle Baker (M Press/Dark Horse)
  • Hip Hop Family Tree, vol. 1, by Ed Piskor (Fantagraphics)
  • March (Book One), by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell (Top Shelf)
  • Today Is the Last Day of the Rest of Your Life, by Ulli Lust (Fantagraphics)
  • Woman Rebel: The Margaret Sanger Story, by Peter Bagge (Drawn & Quarterly)
Best Graphic Album—New
  • Bluffton: My Summers with Buster, by Matt Phelan (Candlewick)
  • The Encyclopedia of Early Earth, by Isabel Greenberg (Little, Brown)
  • Good Dog, by Graham Chaffee (Fantagraphics)
  • Homesick by Jason Walz (Tinto Press)
  • The Property, by Rutu Modan (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • War Brothers, by Sharon McKay and Daniel LaFrance (Annick Press)
Best Adaptation from Another Medium
  • The Castle, by Franz Kafka, adapted by David Zane Mairowitz and Jaromír 99 (SelfMadeHero)
  • The Complete Don Quixote, by Miguel de Cervantes, adapted by by Rob Davis (SelfMadeHero)
  • Django Unchained, adapted by Quentin Tarantino, Reginald Hudlin, R. M. Guéra et al. (DC/Vertigo)
  • Richard Stark’s Parker: Slayground, by Donald Westlake, adapted by Darwyn Cooke (IDW)
  • The Strange Tale of Panorama Island, by Edogawa Rampo, adapted by Suehiro Maruo  (Last Gasp)
Best Graphic Album—Reprint
  • The Creep, by John Arcudi and Jonathan Case (Dark Horse)
  • Hand-Drying in America and Other Stories, by Ben Katchor (Pantheon)
  • Heck, by Zander Cannon (Top Shelf)
  • Julio’s Day, by Gilbert Hernandez  (Fantagraphics)
  • RASL, by Jeff Smith (Cartoon Books)
  • Solo: The Deluxe Edition, edited by Mark Chiarello (DC)
Best Archival Collection/Project—Strips
  • Barnaby, vol. 1, by Crockett Johnson, edited by Philip Nel and Eric Reynolds (Fantagraphics)
  • Percy Crosby’s Skippy Daily Comics, vol. 2: 1928–1930, edited by Jared Gardner and Dean Mullaney (LOAC/IDW)
  • Prince Valiant vols. 6-7, by Hal Foster, edited by Kim Thompson (Fantagraphics)
  • Society Is Nix: Gleeful Anarchy at the Dawn of the American Comic Strip, edited by Peter Maresca (Sunday Press)
  • Tarzan: The Complete Russ Manning Newspaper Strips, vol. 1, edited by Dean Mullaney (LOAC/IDW)
  • VIP: The Mad World of Virgil Partch, edited by Jonathan Barli (Fantagraphics)
Best Archival Collection/Project—Comic Books
  • Best of EC Artist’s Edition, edited by Scott Dunbier (IDW)
  • Canteen Kate, by Matt Baker (Canton Street Press)
  • In the Days of the Mob, by Jack Kirby (DC)
  • MAD Artist’s Edition, edited by Scott Dunbier (IDW)
  • Will Eisner’s The Spirit Artist’s Edition, edited by Scott Dunbier (IDW)
Best U.S. Edition of International Material
  • Adventures of a Japanese Businessman, by Jose Domingo (Nobrow)
  • Goddam This War! by Jacques Tardi and Jean-Pierre Verney (Fantagraphics)
  • Incidents in the Night, Book One, by David B. (Uncivilized Books)
  • Today Is the Last Day of the Rest of Your Life, by Ulli Lust (Fantagraphics)
  • When David Lost His Voice, by Judith Vanistendael (SelfMadeHero)
Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia
  • The Heart of Thomas, by Moto Hagio (Fantagraphics)
  • The Mysterious Underground Men, by Osamu Tezuka (PictureBox)
  • Showa: A History of Japan, 1926–1939, by Shigeru Mizuki (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • Summit of the Gods, vol. 4, by Yemmakura Baku and Jiro Taniguchi (Fanfare/Ponent Mon)
  • Utsubora: The Story of a Novelist, by Asumiko Nakamura (Vertical)
Best Writer
  • Kelly Sue DeConnick, Pretty Deadly (Image); Captain Marvel (Marvel)
  • Matt Fraction, Sex Criminals (Image); Hawkeye, Fantastic Four, FF (Marvel)
  • Jonathan Hickman, East of West, The Manhattan Projects (Image); Avengers, Infinity (Marvel)
  • Scott Snyder, Batman (DC); American Vampire, The Wake (DC/Vertigo)
  • Eric Stephenson, Nowhere Men (Image)
  • Brian K. Vaughan, Saga (Image)
Best Writer/Artist
  • Isabel Greenberg, The Encyclopedia of Early Earth (Little, Brown)
  • Jaime Hernandez, Love and Rockets New Stories #6 (Fantagraphics)
  • Terry Moore, Rachel Rising (Abstract Studio)
  • Luke Pearson, Hilda and the Bird Parade (Nobrow)
  • Matt Phelan, Bluffton: My Summers with Buster (Candlewick)
  • Judith Vanistendael, When David Lost His Voice (SelfMadeHero)
Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team
  • Nate Bellegarde, Nowhere Men (Image)
  • Nick Dragotta, East of West (Image)
  • Sean Murphy, The Wake (DC/Vertigo)
  • Nate Powell, March (Book One) (Top Shelf)
  • Emma Ríos, Pretty Deadly (Image)
  • Thomas Yeates, Law of the Desert Born: A Graphic Novel (Bantam)
Best Painter/Multimedia Artist (interior art)
  • Andrew C. Robinson, The Fifth Beatle (Dark Horse)
  • Sonia Sanchéz, Here I Am (Capstone)
  • Fiona Staples, Saga (Image)
  • Ive Svorcina, Thor (Marvel)
  • Marguerite Van Cook, 7 Miles a Second (Fantagraphics)
  • Judith Vanistendael, When David Lost His Voice (SelfMadeHero)
Best Cover Artist
  • David Aja, Hawkeye (Marvel)
  • Mike Del Mundo, X-Men Legacy (Marvel)
  • Sean Murphy/Jordie Belaire, The Wake (DC/Vertigo)
  • Emma Ríos, Pretty Deadly (Image)
  • Chris Samnee, Daredevil (Marvel)
  • Fiona Staples, Saga (Image)
Best Coloring
  • Jordie Bellaire, The Manhattan Projects, Nowhere Men, Pretty Deadly, Zero (Image); The Massive (Dark Horse); Tom Strong (DC); X-Files Season 10  (IDW); Captain Marvel, Journey into Mystery (Marvel); Numbercruncher (Titan); Quantum and Woody (Valiant)
  • Steve Hamaker, Mylo Xyloto (Bongo), Strangers in Paradise 20th Anniversary Issue 1 (Abstract Studio), RASL (Cartoon Books)
  • Matt Hollingsworth, Hawkeye, Daredevil: End of Days (Marvel); The Wake (DC/Vertigo)
  • Frank Martin, East of West (Image)
  • Dave Stewart, Abe Sapien, Baltimore: The Infernal Train, BPRD: Hell on Earth, Conan the Barbarian, Hellboy in Hell, The Massive, The Shaolin Cowboy, Sledgehammer 44 (Dark Horse)
Best Lettering
  • Darwyn Cooke, Richard Stark’s Parker: Slayground (IDW)
  • Carla Speed McNeil, Bad Houses; “Finder” in Dark Horse Presents (Dark Horse)
  • Terry Moore, Rachel Rising (Abstract Studio)
  • Ed Piskor, Hip Hop Family Tree (Fantagraphics)
  • Britt Wilson, Adventure Time with Fiona and Cake (kaBOOM!)
Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism
Best Comics-Related Book
  • Al Capp: A Life to the Contrary, by Michael Schumacher and Denis Kitchen (Bloomsbury)
  • The Art of Rube Goldberg, selected by Jennifer George (Abrams ComicArts)
  • Co-Mix: A Retrospective of Comics, Graphics, and Scraps, by Art Spiegelman (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • Genius, Illustrated: The Life and Art of Alex Toth,  by Dean Mullaney and Bruce Canwell (LOAC/IDW)
  • The Love and Rockets Companion, edited by Marc Sobel and Kristy Valenti (Fantagraphics)
Best Scholarly/Academic Work
  • Anti-Foreign Imagery in American Pulps and Comic Books, 1920–1960, by Nathan Vernon Madison (McFarland)
  • Black Comics: Politics of Race and Representation, edited by Sheena C. Howard and Ronald L. Jackson II (Bloomsbury)
  • Drawing from Life: Memory and Subjectivity in Comic Art, edited by Jane Tolmie (University Press of Mississippi)
  • International Journal of Comic Art, edited by John A. Lent
  • The Superhero Reader, edited by Charles Hatfield, Jeet Heer, and Kent Worcester (University Press of Mississippi)
Best Publication Design
  • The Art of Rube Goldberg, designed by Chad W. Beckerman (Abrams ComicArts)
  • Beta Testing the Apocalypse, designed by Tom Kaczynski (Fantagraphics)
  • Genius, Illustrated: The Life and Art of Alex Toth, designed by Dean Mullaney (LOAC/IDW)
  • The Great War: July 1, 1916: The First Day of the Battle of the Somme: A Panorama, by Joe Sacco, designed by Chin-Yee Lai (Norton)
  • Little Tommy Lost, Book 1, designed by Cole Closser (Koyama)

Brien_-_SXSW_-_Mar_2011Continuing to show he is a friend of nerds, Conan O’Brien, the TBS late night host, plans to broadcast his show from July 8 – 12, 2015 in San Diego. In the first time a late night show has broadcast from Comic-Con, CONAN will take over the downtown Spreckels Theater. The production closed the deal on the theater today, a source tells me.

This is not the first time Conan has appeared at the ultimate geekfest. He was down there in 2011 to promote his animated alter ego the “Flaming C “during a panel for the Green Lantern Animated series panel.

Open registration for day passes to Comic-Con starts tomorrow. Here are some hints on getting your badge.

1. Do not share your registration code!
Each registration code is good for one entry into the EPIC Registration waiting room. Your code will authorize one browser and one device only. If you share your code with another person or attempt to enter your code on multiple devices, the new device/browser will be authorized and your old session will expire. Your personal registration code can be found under the “Registration Info” tab in your Member ID account, but please remember in this instance, sharing is not caring.

2. Authorize early!
The EPIC Registration landing page will be open for you to authorize your registration code from 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM Pacific Time (PT) on March 15, 2014. If you arrive after 9:00 AM, you will not be able to authorize your code and the waiting room will be closed. Remember, it does not matter what time you arrive at the EPIC Registration landing page. Everyone will be sorted into random order after the sale begins, so take your time and enter your registration code about 10-15 minutes before 9:00 AM (PT).

3. Do not refresh!
Refreshing is to the waiting room what kryptonite is to Superman. Once you have secured your place in the waiting room it is important that you do not refresh your browser or you will be moved to the back of the line. The EPIC Registration system will not behave as expected if you attempt to refresh through any portion of the badge purchase process. It may be tempting, but just don’t do it!

4. Do not use your browser’s back button!
We’ve all made mistakes and we’ve all missed important information that requires us to go “back” a step online, but in the case of Open Online Registration it is critical that you take your time while registering and do not hit the back button to repair any mistakes. In multiple rounds of online registration testing, using the back button has produced the greatest number of errors. Comic-Con and EPIC Registration simply cannot stress this tip enough. Using the back button at any point during the registration process could potentially cause the system to error out or release your badges back into inventory. Remember and memorize; back is bad!

5. No Member ID = no badge!
Everyone who wishes to purchase a badge for Comic-Con must have their own valid and confirmed Member ID. This means that you cannot buy a badge for a friend, spouse, child, or parent using your own Member ID. If you are buying badges for others, you will need their personal Member ID and last name.

6. Take a cue from Batman and always be prepared!
In the days leading up to Open Online Registration it is important that you get all of your information ready. You will need your registration code, Member ID, last name, and all of your credit card information at your fingertips. You will also need the Member ID and last name for anyone you are purchasing a badge for. We strongly suggest that you get all of this information ready ahead of time, and check it against the information found on the “Registration Info” tab of your Member ID account.

7. Be tech ready!
Your browser should have Javascript and cookies enabled to function reliably with the EPIC Registration waiting room. These features are usually enabled in the default configuration of most modern web browsers. If you do not have these features enabled, it is possible that the waiting room application will not function properly. We also recommend that you use one of the following browsers: Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Safari. We cannot guarantee your results if you use a browser not listed here. The EPIC Registration system is not formatted for mobile devices. Finally, we recommend that you adjust or turn off your computer’s power saving setting so that your computer does not go to sleep or power down while in the waiting room.

8. Stock up on snacks!
If all goes well, we anticipate that Open Online Registration will last about an hour. You may have to wait up to an hour for your registration session to begin. You will not be able to see your place in line, so it is important that you pay close attention to your waiting room session. EPIC will automatically refresh the waiting room for you every 120 seconds, and will post live status updates to let you know when badge inventory is running low. Additionally, there will be a blue spinning circle that indicates your page is active. We find that having a nice, refreshing beverage and some protein-packed snacks will help keep you powered through the anxious wait.

9. Relax and take a deep breath!

10. Unfortunately not everyone who participates in Open Online Registration will be able to purchase a badge.
Gaining admittance to the waiting room does not guarantee you a badge or a registration session; there are simply far more people who want to attend than there are badges available. We appreciate your continued support and hope the new changes we made this year will make the process less problematic than it has been in the past.

– See more at: http://comic-con.org/toucan/surviving-open-online-registration-10-tips-better-experience#sthash.VHhZPU1o.dpuf

Wizard WorldCinedigm announced Wednesday that it has teamed up with convention organizer Wizard World to create a new digital network for Comic Cons fans.

The over-the-top channel will feature sci-fi, horror, fantasy, action, adventure, gamer, anime, animation and comedy content. This joint venture also includes an e-commerce market for collectible and exclusive merchandise. It has no affiliation with the popular San Diego conference Comic-Con.

Comic Con enthusiasts will be able to view the network’s content year-round through its free-to-consumer, advertising-supported streaming and premium subscription options, with the paid service providing access to Comic Con events, panels and talent.

Cinedigm’s library consists of more than 33,000 films and TV episodes and 650 digital content partnerships. Wizard World, known for its pop-culture multimedia conventions, is also gearing up for the 16 Wizard World Comic Con conventions to be held in 2014.

Cinedigm has already entered the digital channel business last year, launching documentary-oriented Docurama, which is currently available on platforms including Xbox Live, Samsung and Roku platforms.

Source: Variety

Highlights from the Walking Dead Panel at San Diego Comic-Con:

Panelist: Greg Nicatero, Scott Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Gale Ann Hurd, Andrew Lincoln, Danai Gurira, Steven Yuen, Lauren Cohan, Scott Wilson, Chad Coleman, David Morrissey, Norman Reedus.

Things are going to get worse. Get insane rather quickly.

Regarding the Governor, Kirkman says in this society you get too comfortable. He created a solid and safe environment and everyone got too comfortable with their situation.

The governor is still out there and his involvement in the show, his appearance and his intentions will remain a mystery. His entrance on stage was greeted with a little jeering.

To Andrew Lincoln, Carl is slowing turning into a sociopath and Rick must do something about it. Rick decides that he must renounce his brutality for the sake of Carl.

To Danei Gurira, Andrea’s death was a way for Michonne to be apart of the main group. In a way, that Michonne would take Andrea place.

To Steven Yeun and Lauren Cohan, Glenn had an emotional journey this season. He was trying to process his emotions about what happened with the Governor and Maggie to the point he began to alienate himself from Maggie. He was looking for vengeance instead of coming to the emotional add of Maggie.

Scott Wilson – Hershel has no become the moral compass of the group. The whole group is interconnected to each other. It’s interesting see the others come to the aid of those who experience an extreme situation.

Chad Coleman – About Tyrese, he is the outsider coming into a new group. He is still trying to find out how he fits in and how he negotiates within this group. He’s trying to find his footing.

David Morrissey – Is the Governor really a villain? Has he finally broken? At the end of the season, he was left in a dark place, where he felt those he trusted betrayed him. Where can the governor go from this point on? Last season a switch went off in his head and this season we see the discovery of what’s causing the switch to flip.

Norman Reedus – Daryl was doomed to become a mini-Meryl. He never would have become his own person until the Zombie Apocalypse had occurred. He could survive on his own, but he desires the need to be a part of the larger group.

Is there any hope for humanity or are you just trying to survive day to day? Denai sees hope as glimpses of goodness and beauty that may suddenly appear.

Here are some highlights of the final Dexter panel at San Diego Comic-Con.

Panelists include: Sarah Coulton (Executive Producer), Scott Buck (Executive Producer), Manny Coto (Executive Producer), Clyde Phillips (Former Executive Producer), Aimee Garcia (Bautista), Desmond Harrington (Quinn), David Zaus (Angel), Yvonne Strahovski (Hannah), (Laguarte), Eric King (Dokes), Julie Benz (Rita), Jennifer Carpenter (Debra), Michael C. Hall (Dexter).

To Desmond – First Comic Con. It’s impressive.

Video from John Lithgow.

To Jennifer Carpenter – It’s hard to watch what she’s going through. “It makes my life look really good. I feel like a stunt car driver. It’s been scary and completed and I appreciate the challenge.”

To Michael C Hall – “Our bodies 5 months from now will wonder why no one is knocking on the door to get us up for filming.”

To Julie Benz – On ending “I think its sad but it’s ending on a high note.”

To David – On the fans “The fans are everything. They are so invested in the characters. So many suggestions and questions that everyone has. Whenever someone comes up and recognizes me, it’s like home.”

To Eric – About Dokes “People still talk to him about it. I don’t think I’m dead. It’s been a joy.”

To Lauren – “It happened so fast. It’s almost not like it happened. It’s my first comic-con and I want to say thank you to the fans.”

To Aimee – “I still feel like the new kid on the block. Everyone set a tone of doing good work.”

To Desmond – “It was a little hard to get in it at first. When I first came in, I’m used to a looser environment. Everyone already knew their lines. They are my family.”

To Yvonne – Last time you came out you couldn’t say anything about your character and now you still can’t. “I still can’t. Who knows if her motivation to return if revenge or love.” Although she slipped on the word “Revenge.”

Fan Question

To Michael – How do you get into character? “I need to focus on rituals to get out of character. If it was a kill scene, the kill suit was a good ritual. Everyone works together to get into character.”

Dr. Vogel reframes the entire origin story of Dexter. Dexter now reexamines his relationship to Harry.  Charlotte Rampling is a mesmerizing actress and it’s easy to see her and be mesmerized. She was the first choice and they got lucky.

To Lauren – Shooting her final scene on the show. “You want to do your best. The writing was so intense, so beautiful and a geaorgous opus with Michael and Jennifer. I wanted to stay in the zone. I wanted to hold on to it as long as I could because I knew it was the last.”

To Eric – “Michael C Hall, thank you. Those scenes in the cabin amazing.”

To Jennifer – “There are always times I wanted to protect him and kill him.”

Here are some highlights of the panel for X-Men: Days of Future Past at San Diego Comic-Con 2013:

Hugh Jackman, who had just spoke about The Wolverine, introduces Director Bryan Singer to the panel. Singer brought a small 3-D clip but said there is still a month left of principal photography left and a year for the movie to premiere.

The panel was attended by Hugh Jackman (Wolverine), Bryan Singer (Director), Simon Kinberg (Writer), Lauren Schuler-Donner (Producer), Omar Sy, Ellen Page (Kitty Pryde), Shawn Ashmore, Anna Paquin, Halle Berry, Ian McKellan, Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, James MacAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Holt, Peter Dinklage, Evan Peters.

Evan introduced himself as Quicksilver and said, “I’m really fast.” Dinklage said, “I am Bolivar Trask.”

Singer said he loves working with an ensemble, there’s “a lot of interesting people and things to cut to.” Specifically of directing again, “It’s wonderful to return to this family and work with these new people.”

Halle Berry says that she loves that Storm is so calm and collected, the “Earth mother” of the group. But she hates that Storm “doesn’t get some! Is she asexual in the comics?”

Page siad the first movie “blew her mind” with the size and scale of it. “Never did I expect to be back playing Kitty Pryde again and I couldn’t be more excited.”

Newcomer Omar Sy, talking about his character Bishop, said, “he’s a guy from the future, and he fights for survival, like all of us.”

Boucher asked the producers what was most important, and Kinberg said, “the most important thing is to stay loyal and honor the original books and original stories.” Schuler-Donner thanked the crowd and said she shares their love of the X-Men. “Getting to this one for me personally, I almost want to cry, I’m so happy.”

Source: Newsarama

Here are highlights from Marvel’s Infinity Panel.

Marvel Infinity Event

Our panelists today include Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso, Sam Humphries (Avengers A.I.), Rick Remender (Uncanny Avengers), Charles Soule (Thunderbolts), and Nick Spencer (Secret Avengers)!

“It is the biggest story we’ve done that expands galaxies — almost the entire universe. The mouse is Thanos, but he’s way more dangerous than any mouse you’ve met before. It spills into The Avengers and New Avengers books.” — Nick Lowe on INFINITY


It’s a lot of fun figuring out how to be a super hero, much like how I’m still figuring out how to be an adult. This part of the arc is when Nova has to stop being a kid and deal with his responsibilities of having the helmet.” – Zeb Wells on writing Nova

“Sam’s just a normal kid, so he’s just starting to get a sense of what that means to be a Nova.” – Steve Wacker

Secret Avengers

Secret Avengers by Ed Brisson and Luke Ross, coming in October!


“Coming out of INFINITY, we’re going to launch an event called Inhumanity…by Matt Fraction and Joe Madureira.” — Nick Lowe

Uncanny AvengersUncanny Avengers

“The mutants and the humans in Avengers and the X-Men have found it difficult to cohabitate, and the consequences of that are what Uncanny Avengers is all about. The story we’re telling is almost a culmination of the consequences of Civil War. The heroes are going to start paying for what they’ve done with loss of lives.” – Rick Remender

Remender will be partnering with Steve McNiven, the artist behind Marvel’s CIVIL WAR, to punish the Avengers Unity squad for their constant infighting. All those squabbles haven’t gone unnoticed by the likes of the Red Skull, Kang the Conqueror, and the Apocalypse Twins. Now Death comes calling.

What began in the inaugural arc of UNCANNY X-FORCE reaches a fever pitch in November. Remender considers the initial 10 issues of UNCANNY AVENGERS as a first act, a series of inciting incidents rife with character interaction and the seeding of plot. As McNiven joins ranks with UNCANNY AVENGERS #14, a band of heroes faces the consequence of failing to behave heroically.

“They’ve allowed personal differences and petty rivalries, all of the things we humans allow to create conflict amongst us, to fester,” reflects Remender. “If I’m in that world, watching these people who are bestowed all of these wonderful powers, these gods and mutants and spider-men and Inhumans and all of this wonderful craziness, why can’t they get along? Why are they fighting again? Especially when there are such stakes. That’s what humans do, though. We butt heads.”

The primary instigators include Captain America and Wolverine—at odds over Wolverine’s murderous tactics involving Apocalypse in UNCANNY X-FORCE—as well as Rogue and Scarlet Witch—still seething over M Day. For Remender, gray remains the boldest hue on the palette.

Avengers A.I.

“By this time next year, the robots are taking over the world, so get all the exclusives you want! By this time next year, there will be no more Comic-Con. The danger here is that we’ve already handed them the tools to eradicate humanity from the face of the earth. Our lives are riddled with smartphones and computers. We’re all addicts to our devices, so as far as they’re concerned, there’s nowhere we can hide. So it’s a bright, cheery book for kids!” — Sam Humphries

Avengers Endless Wartime

Now onto Avengers Endless Wartime, by Warren Ellis and Mike McKone, coming in September.


Source: Marvel Live Blog