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