We might be big fans of cosplay on ComicsAlliance, but we're bigger fans of the creators that make the worlds they celebrate possible. We hit Artist's Alley and the (very, very crowded) floor of his year's New York Comic-Con and tried to capture just a few of the talented individuals who had made the trek to the Javits Center.
All photos by Kevin Church. Yes, they're in black and white.
Few absent characters in comics have caused the kind of internet outcry that Stephanie Brown has. A favorite of many readers from her time as Spoiler through her turns as Robin and eventually Batgirl, her unexplained disappearance when DC Comics launched the New 52 was the cause of much debate, with some eventually assuming that she’d never return.
But Scott Snyder thought she would. And on DC Comics' Batman panel at New York Comic Con today, the “showrunner” for the upcoming weekly Batman: Eternal series revealed to a delighted crowd that Stephanie Brown will be returning to Gotham City in the pages of Batman: Eternal next year.
The duo behind Flash for the past two years, Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato stand as one of the few creative teams from DC Comics' New 52 initiative who remain on the same title they launched. And though they're done with their run on the book as of next month's issue #25, they aren't done with the DC Universe -- Manapul and Buccellato are moving from Central City to Gotham City, as DC Comics has announced they'll be taking over as the creative team on Detective Comics starting early next year.
Following the well-received launch of Lazarus, Greg Rucka is continuing his focus on creator-owned comics, as today Dark Horse announced Veil, a five issue miniseries written by Rucka and illustrated by Toni Fejzula. The series marks the award-winning writer's first creator-owned collaboration with Dark Horse.
The horror comics genre has been very good to Robert Kirkman. The Walking Dead, the writer's most endearingly popular work, is now well past 100 issues, and the fourth season of AMC's immensely successful television adaption of the series begins this Sunday. And now the writer is returning to the genre, as today Kirkman announced Outcast, a horror comic about exorcism and demonic possession, to be illustrated by veteran artist Paul Azaceta and published under Skybound, the imprint Kirkman founded in partnership with Image Comics. Further, the writer revealed that Outcast is already in the works to be adapted to television by Fox International, with whom Kirkman has a partnership.
Nickelodeon's presence at major comic conventions seems to grow with each passing year, and this month's New York Comic Con is no exception. Following the launch of the latest season of the network's eminently popular The Legend Of Korra series, as well as the news that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will return for its second season on October 12, Nickelodeon plans to celebrate both shows at the upcoming convention in New York. In addition to revealing panel times for each program, Nickelodeon has announced it will be screening a brand new episode of The Legend Of Korra at the show's panel, where cast members and executive producers will be on hand to answer fan's questions. Further, the network will have an exclusive poster -- featuring Korra and Wan, the first Avatar -- to be used for signings. As for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the entrance to the convention floor will feature a display of TMNT action figures, from the '80s to present day, with fans having an opportunity to participate in social media sweepstakes to win the toys.
Nickelodeon has provided ComicsAlliance with a first look at the exclusive Legend Of Korra poster, and you can check out more details of the network's convention plans below.
The shift from summer to fall brings with it scarves, hoodies, pumpkin spice... everything and, for Boom! Studios, special comic book covers and prints. Yes, New York Comic Con 2013 is nearly upon us, and Boom! is prepared with a lineup of exclusives that will be available at Booth 1344 come October 10-13. In anticipation, Boom! has given ComicsAlliance a first-look at all of its NYCC Adventure Time, Sons of Anarchy, Polarity, Day Men and The Midas Flesh offerings. Click through for a full look at the entire lineup of Boom!, Kaboom! and new Boom! Box items.
Action figure fans headed to New York Comic Con 2013 this October 10-13 may want to start planning how much room they'll need to save in their luggage. Bluefin Tamashii Nations has revealed its lineup of exclusives and debuts for the show and by all accounts there'll much Gundam, Power Ranger armoring and Dragon Ball Z scouting to be had at booth #1612.
Continuing Dark Horse's recent push to expand its super hero properties, at this weekend's Rose City Comic Con the publisher announced Skyman, a new four issue miniseries written by Joshua Hale Fialkov and illustrated by Manuel Garcia and Javier Bergantiño Menor, a.k.a. Bit.
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