21 tidbits from the con so far.
1. When asked about Stephanie Brown at the New 52 panel, Dan Didio replied: “Stephanie Brown will be part of Batman’s world in The New 52. I was a huge Spoiler fan, believe me.”
I don’t believe that last part.
2. When asked about Donna Troy and Cassandra Cain at the New 52 panel, the panelists said…absolutely nothing, apparently. However, Morrison confirmed Cass with a “Yes, certainly.”
3. Marvel has announced that they are going ahead with their AKA: Jessica Jones tv show, based on Brian Michael Bendis’ Alias series, adding Luke Cage and Carol Danvers to their character list.
4. Marvel is also developing a television show for ABC Family centering around the character of Mockingbird. For some tidbits on that and #3 check out some details and for info on who Mockingbird is check her wiki page!
5. DC did announce that Ryan Choi and Power Girl’s secret identity, Karen Starr will pop up in the New 52, giving their comics a skoach more diversity.
6. A woman in the DC panel, during the JLA section brought up the lack of centrally featured women in the DC New 52 covers. It’s not something I would have argued for (character placement on covers), but wanting to be featured more prominently is a valid desire. Apparently the room was against her, which isn’t at all surprising.
7. Superman’s new cape looks criminally short, to the point where he looks like an overgrown child.
8. Speaking of the Man of Steel, his marriage to Lois Lane is being erased Brand New Day style, so look for Lois to have a new boyfriend, and for Clark to garner sympathy from rejected fanboys, because clearly, Lois owes it to Clark to be with him, no matter what she might want….
9. The X-Men titles are going same day digital!
10. Speaking of X-Men, the old 90’s Clairmont/Lee X-Men #1 is getting recolored! I dont’ know why, but I assume it has to do with making more money on an issue that isn’t worth much of anything, by printing a recolored version that will be worth even less!
11. Emma Frost continues to have large, prominent breasts of varying shapes and sizes, depending on the artist, but very few people are bothered, because she can melt your brain while relaxing with a cocktail. For that, and more X-news, click here!
12. The new Catwoman art makes me feel a bit gaggy, because her breast is coming out of her shoulder, and her arm is…odd. Also, she’s half dressed, and her new book is being described as “dirty” and “sexy.” Which would be fine? I guess? If they mentioned other things about it…
13. DC Comics have stated that they are creating new character, some of whom could be LGBTQ, but are not planning on bringing any current heroes out of the closet.
14. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic is getting a reboot! Let’s hope April O’Neil is a bad ass.
15. Marvel is starting of an Avengers: Origins series, one book will feature Scarlet Witch (with her brother Quicksilver) and one will feature Wasp (with husband Ant-Man). I really want these to be good, because I’d love to get to know these characters better.
16. Heroes for Hire will be switching it up to fill the hole that the absence Secret Six is leaving in our hearts, by changing to Villains for Hire, which features Misty Knight recruiting some unsavory badasses for her team.
18. Dark Horse is doing a comics series expanding the vampiric House of Night universe of mother-daughter duo of P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast.
19. Lego featured their new superhero figures on the floor, and DC has a fabulous Wonder Woman, Catwoman and Poison Ivy among others, while Marvel boasts Black Widow and more.
20. On Sunday the 24th there will be a protest march against Harley Quinn’s new Suicide Squad costume. It’s meant to be a lighthearted protest, but still it’s an interesting comment on the loose-fitting corset she’s sporting for the relaunch, and the love many people have for the original gear.
21. When asked about hiring more women on their creative staff, Dan Didio replied with saying that they will hire “the best writers and artists as possible.” Which apparently earned him cheers. When Grant Morrison asked the crowd if they would like to see more women creating comics his reply was “then send in your stuff.” I’m…not sure how to feel about that.