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ComicsAlliance Week-in-Review: July 9-15, 2012

Depending on how you want to look at it, there was either one big story this week (San Diego Comic-Con International), or a million smaller stories this week (all the stuff everyone even tangentially related to comics is announcing this weekend). We’ve got plenty of CA staff reporting from the floor, and, after the jump, we can look back at most of what they’re reporting…and CA‘s other coverage for the week.


Publishing:

-Mike Mignola will be writing and drawing the Hellboy miniseries Hellboy In Hell, which begins shipping in December.

-Dynamite has announced a Masks series by Chris Roberson and Alex Ross that will see their various pulp and pulp-inspired heroes like The Shadow, The Spider and Green Hornet crossover. It will mark the first full-painted interior work from Ross in about three years.

-IDW has announced a My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic comic, by Katie Cook and Andy Price.

-Brian Wood and Carlos D’Anda will be producing a new Star Wars comic for Dark Horse, set immediately after the events of the original 1977 film. So it’s basically going to be exactly like the original Marvel Star Wars comic, only completely different.

-DC’s “The Dark and The Edge” panel.

-IDW plans to publish Artist’s Editions of Gil Kane’s Spider-Man and Mark Schultz’s Xenozoic Tales.

-DC’s SDCC Batman panel.

-J. Michael Straczynski will be publishing comics through Image, as part of his new “Studio JMS” trans-media effort.

-Legendary Comics announced a few projects.

-DC’s SDCC Vertigo panel (There’s new Gaiman-written Sandman material on the horizon!).

-DC’s SDCC “DC Now” panel.

-Marvel’s SDCC “Next Big Thing” panel.

-DC’s SDCC Superman panel.

-Marvel’s SDCC Avengers Vs. X-Men panel.

-Image announced a mess of new books from the sweet spot in the Venn diagram of the intersection of “Industry Veterans” and “Top Talent.”

-Archie Comics will publish a crossover between their Mega Man and Sonic The Hedgehog comics.

-DC is publishing a Django Unchained comic book, adapted from Quentin Tarantino’s first (longer) draft for his next movie, and drawn by an artist yet to be announced.

-Marvel’s SDCC Cup O’ Joe panel.

-DC’s SDCC Justice League and Green Lantern panel.


Awards:

-The latest-and last-recipients of the Xeric Foundation awards have been announced.

-This year’s Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards.

Previews:

-Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Color Classics #3.

-Freelancers.

-Avenging Spider-Man #9.


Film:

-Chris Sims and David Uzumeri have finished watching Superman Returns.

-Here’s a 13-minute behind-the-scenes featurette on Dark Knight Rises.

-Will Yun Lee has been cast in the next Wolverine movie, The Wolverine, perhaps as the Silver Samurai.

-Take a look at the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One DVD collection, which includes The Avengers, all of the films feeding into The Avengers and bonus stuff in a collectible case.

-Christopher Nolan is not-repeat not-doing a Justice League film, or any other Batman films, after The Dark Knight Rises.

-SDCC attendees got to see all of the Batmobiles, from the one Adam West’s Batman rode in to the ones Christian Bale rides. This is the first time all of the Batmobiles have been in the same place at the same time…with the exception of every night in the Batcave, of course.

-Marvel Studios made a mess of minor announcements regarding their upcoming film slate, revealing the sub-titles of their next to Avengers-verse movies and the villain of Iron Man 3 (It’s who you thought it was).

-Here’s the new Man of Steel poster, featuring an extreme close-up of Superman’s costume (sorry; it’s only from his chest up).



TV:

-Andy Yen reviews the CW’s live-action Green Arrow show, Arrow. He thought it was fun.



Video games:

-Andy Yen reviews The Walking Dead Episode 2: Starved For Help.

-Rocksteady’s follow-up to Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City won’t be Batman: Arkham Nation or Arkham World, but will reportedly be set in “The Silver Age,” feature the Justice League and revolve around Batman’s first meeting with The Joker.

-Here’s a minute and a half trailer of DC superheroes brutalizing one another in the upcoming Injustice: Gods Among Us.

-Here’s a trailer for the previously announced Adventure Time: Hey Ice King, Why’d You Steal Our Garbage?!

-Deadpool announced a Deadpool videogame.


Cosplay:

-This week’s Best Cosplay Ever (This Week).

-Here’s Becky Cloonan, our own Bethany Fong and Ali Kay modelling a Ming Doyle-designed handbag.

-Thursday’s best SDCC cosplay.

-Friday and Saturday’s best SDCC cosplay.


Toys:

-Square Enix is making Batman and Catwoman action figures based on the Batman: Arkham City video game versions of the characters.

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