Comic-Con 2012 Day 1 Rundown and Recap
There was a bunch of stuff at Comic-Con yesterday but I honestly don’t care about most of it. However, in all of the noise and panels where celebrities who may not actually be celebrities tell stories we’ve heard before since podcasting has been a thing for half a decade now or so, there were some things that I thought might actually interest you. Those are the things found below. I’m sure I missed some stuff, but the noise to signal ration at Comic-Con is awful low.
Neil Gaiman and DC Comics official announce the return of Sandman
Katie Cook is making a My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Comic Book
|From Andy Price’s Deviant Art page|
You don’t need to understand why people love My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic to know that they do or to know that it is a group that would love to buy a comic book (or any other product) with that brand. Luckily, instead of phoning it in, IDW Publishing has hired Katie Cook (author of the Web comic Gronk) to write the book, as well as drawn by Andy Price (check out his Deviant Art if you have some lingering doubt this was a good idea). I’m not a huge FiM person or anything, but that’s a really fantastic team that shows a deft touch by IDW. This was, strangely, the news that interested me the most from the first day of Comic-Con. Which I’m sure makes you judge me, but that’s fine.
[Source: Bleeding Cool]
Joe Cornish to direct Royden Lepp’s ‘Rust’
Joe Cornish, who directed Attack the Block (which was, oddly, not at all what I expected it to be, but still really compelling) will be taking his second directorial turn at the helm of Royden Lepp’s Rust, the story of the Taylor family after Jet Jones (a boy with a jetpack, natch) crashes into their barn after being chased by a war robot. I’m glad that a Rust film is being made, and Attack the Block certainly came across as well-directed, including getting some phenomenal performances out of children, so this one looks like good news as well.
[Source: The Hollywood Reporter]
IDW releasing prequel comic to do Fall of Cybertron videogame digital comic
Man, more IDW news. So, good day for them, I guess. This time, it’s another licensed property (IDW’s raison d’etre), the Transformers. IDW announced that they would be doing a bi-weekly, $.99 following fan favorites Shockwave and the Dinobots (no, literally, my guess is that those are the most popular characters from the entire Transformers universe). It will be written by John Barber (Ultimate X-Men, X-Force, Wolverine) and drawn by Dhareej Verma (Escape of the Living Dead). I probably wouldn’t pick this up for $2.99, but for $.99, I will likely take a look at it.
[Source: Game Informer]