CBR With News from the Emerald City (ComiCon)

Some highlights:

  • Bendis insists that he hasn’t seen a correct guess to the identity of the “Mystery Avenger.” Let’s see… it’s kind of an all-star cast of the Marvel Universe with Cap, Iron Man, Spidey, and Wolverine. The mystery Avenger appears to know martial arts. He’s holding his hands on the cover in a way that could be a martial arts stance… or like a mystic would as he casts a spell. Without the Witch, they are a little light in the magic department. And that Dr. Strange fella is a martial artist, and he did pretty much wrap up and finish everything in Avengers Disassembled. So, I’m thinking all the signs point to…Dr. Doom (what other world class mystic would need to cover their face?). ^_^
  • Interestingly enough, the longest line of the convention was for Jhonen Vasquez (creator of “Johnny the Homicidal Maniac” and “Invader Zim”). He also wins the prize for the most rabid fans. I even heard one of the bigger publishers say, “Damn. We’ve really got to get some of that Goth money.”
  • “Golden Agers”–a retirement home heroes mini-epic by Robert Kirkman and Scott Kurtz.
  • Kurt Busiek’s working the Conan series toward the adaptation of Howards’ “Tower of the Elephant.”
  • DC recently “found” a Batman/Clayface story written and drawn by Mike Mignola sixteen years ago. How the heck do you lose something like that?

And there’s a lot more at the CBR article.