Convention season is upon us! This weekend it's the Emerald City Comicon in Seattle and, if you're planning on attending, we've put together a handy list of some of the more interesting sounding panels and events
. Chances are pretty good that we'll be covering a lot of the news out of the con this weekend and early next week here-no less than three of our number will be in attendance-but, in the meantime, here's a look back at some of last week's news
, after the jump.
-Marvel continues to tease their upcoming Spider-Men project... which is starting to look like it may actually be the once-unthinkable crossover between Ultimate Spider-Man and regular Spider-Man
-Akira creator Katsuhiro Otomo is set to work on a new long-form manga
-Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson explains why a comic book selling out isn't exactly the best news...the same week Marvel announced their sell-out of Avengers Vs. X-Men #0
-Adventure Time #4's variant covers
-AVX: Versus #1
-Hellraiser Annual #1
-Guillem March's Cover Girls
-Terry Moore's Echo
-Corey S. Lewis' Sharknife ZZ
-Lauren Davis on Crossed: Wish You Were Here...
-...and on RiGBY the Barbarian
-As they continue their discussion of the Superman franchise, Chris Sims and David Uzumeri have turned their sites on Superman II
-Look upon the track listing for Avengers Assemble: Music From and Inspired by the Motion Picture...and despair!
-Will a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie by any other name smell as sweet?
-Warner Bros has revealed the S-shield for their next Superman film, Man of Steel, and we're polling your reaction
-A few more projects from the men of the Man of Action collective are in development for television and film
-A CGI Batman cartoon entitled Beware the Batman co-starring Alfred and Katana has been confirmed, and some of the unusual villain choices revealed
-Check out this compilation of every single window cameo from the 1966 live-action Batman TV show
-The team starring in the second season of Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes will apparently be having a membership drive, based on the looks of this single, character-packed still from the show. If they all make the cut, then it looks like they may rival the Justice League of Justice League Unlimited in terms of members.
-Sims enjoyed the latest commercial for Avengers toys, and provides some context of past Marvel toy commercials
-Funko has created an 11" tall Shogun Warriors-style Batman robot toy
-Not picking sides in the eternal struggle of Marvel Vs. DC, Lego released promos of their wares that tie into both of this summer's big super-movies this week
-Hot Toys' Hawkeye action figure is a disturbing plastic homunculus version of Jeremy Renner. We mean that in a good way.
-(Wait, theater? Really?) IDW and Topps are maybe seeking to bring Mars Attacks, the bubble gum cards-turned-film-turned-comic book to Broadway, we guess.
-Gene Gonzales' 60s-style redesigns for The Catwoman, Riddler and Death of The Endless
-Link, Ramona, a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, Robocop...artist Jesus Alberto Garza Lopez draws some of our favorite things
-Here's a gallery of Draw Something drawings by...well, by you guys
-Eric Palmer creates 8-bit videogame style posters for superhero and other favorite genre movies. They are awesome
-Artist Bjorn Hurri's steam punk Star Wars art puts a wookie in a top hat...and does some other rather cool stuff too, but man, it's hard to beat a wookie in a top hat.
-This month's Best Comic Book Covers Ever (This Month)
-Here is a whole mess of Game of Thrones mash-up art