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The Comics Alliance Guide to San Diego Comic-Con 2014: What To Do On Saturday


With hundreds of panels to choose from at San Diego Comic-Con, the show can be an overwhelming experience — and it’s far too easy to miss a panel you think you might have loved, or to find yourself on the wrong side of the con floor five minutes before a great panel is about to start!

Take heart, brave reader. ComicsAlliance has sifted through the schedule to offer up our pick of the best programming at the con. Today we offer our suggested highlights for day three, Saturday July 26, 2014 — with an emphasis on comics programming. We’ll also let you know where and when you can find ComicsAlliance contributors at the San Diego show.

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Hill And Rodriguez’s ‘Locke & Key’ Optioned By Universal Pictures


Fox may have passed on a TV pilot based on Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez's Eisner Award-winning IDW horror comic series Locke & Key back in 2011, but now it seems it could be skipping the small screen altogether. Universal Pictures has optioned L&K with feature films in mind, with Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Bobby Cohen set to produce through their K/O Paper Products banner alongside IDW CEO and Publisher Ted Adams. Universal's EVP (Executive Vice President, not electronic voice phenomenon) of Production Jon Mone and Creative Executive Jay Polidoro will reportedly oversee the project, with Ben Kim developing on the K/O side of things.

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Try To Survive The Vietnam War And More In ‘The Cape: 1969′ #1 [Preview]


If you've read Joe Hill, Jason Ciaramella and Zach Howard's original The Cape, chances are you've come to expect a level of... darkness... from the creative team. From the looks of The Cape: 1969 #1 by Hill, Ciaramella new artist Nelson Daniel, fans can expect a consistent tone in the pages of the new four-issue miniseries, which takes place in the thick of the Vietnam War and tells the story of just how the book's titular "cape" came to be...

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IDW Announces New ‘The Crow,’ ‘Judge Dredd,’ ‘The Cape,’ Unpublished Dave Stevens & More


IDW Publishing came prepared to Anaheim, California's WonderCon event last weekend, announcing several high profile comic book initiatives. Besides the previously discussed Womanthology ongoing series (of miniseries) and the full-length Rocketeer project by Mark Waid and Chris Samnee, IDW is developing a revival of James O'Barr's The Crow with creators John Shirley and Kevin Colden; brand new Judge Dredd stories as well as reprint archival material from 2000 AD; a return of the acclaimed The Cape by Joe Hill and Jason Ciaramella with art by Zach Howard and Nelson Daniel; new KISS comics written by Chris Ryall and Tom Waltz with art by Jamal Igle and Casey Maloney; a new collection of rare and unpublished Dave Stevens material; and (perhaps) final Locke & Key installment by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez; and new work by Ben McCool and Mike Costa.Whi...

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‘Locke & Key’ TV Pilot Trailer Surfaces Online [Video]


It may not be the full pilot that was screened for fans at Comic-Con, but a leaked trailer for Fox's would-have-been TV series based on Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez's IDW horror comic Locke & Key has made its way online. Su...

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July 29: ‘Fresh Ink! Online’ Interviews the ‘Locke & Key’ Team [Video]


Fresh Ink! Online host Blair Butler is back from Comic-Con with a special interview segment with the creators of one of her favorite comics, Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez of IDW's Locke & Key. Blair catches up with the duo from the show floor and picks their brains about the future of the horror series. Mo...

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Mark Romanek to Direct ‘Locke & Key’ TV Series Starring Miranda Otto


It appears that The Walking Dead won't be the only indie comics hit to enjoy new life as a critically acclaimed television series with big-time talent behind the scenes. At least on paper, a new TV series based on IDW Publishings Locke & Key looks like a surefire hit, with Mark Romanek in talks to direct the pilot written by Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles' Josh Friedman. Th...

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